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Announced back in early 2013, the grinding instigators of Agoraphobic Nosebleed have announced the first of four EP releases. Simply titled Arc - led by the howling and shrieking Katherine Katz, the 25+ minute sludge-fueled feast is Agoraphobic Nosebleed sounding heavier, doomier and more destructive than ever before in a crushing, three song onslaught of misanthropic, musical violence, due out January 22nd next year through Relapse Records.
After announcing a fourth album which will be delivered soon (March 2016), Tunisian progressive output Myrath have landed the very first teaser of the song "Believer". The band have recently started a fundraiser for its video. You may have your initial impressions on the new sounds below.
Ireland's death/doom metallers Mourning Beloveth have today unveiled the first new music from their upcoming sixth album, Rust & Bone. The clip is an edited version of the track "Godether," and is taken from the new album, due out on January 22nd, 2016, via Ván Records. Don't miss the opportunity to hear it over here!
Dutch death metallers Hail Of Bullets have just announced that they are parting ways with vocalist Martin van Drunen after nine years and three recorded albums. He has been in the band since the beginning, so this is a big change. The remaining members say that this is not the end of the band but did cancel the upcoming shows.
The organizers of one of the best European metal festivals revealed the first batch of bands which will perform during the 21st edition of Brutal Assault. As usual, the bands are very varied, representing the whole spectrum of extreme music. The line-up is already impressive, with over 50 bands still to be announced, and the biggest names so far include Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Exodus, Ministry, Moonspell and Satyricon, who will perform a 20th Anniversary Nemesis Divina set.
Finnish up-and-comers Lost Society are releasing a new album soon! The thrashers are wreaking more havoc with their third record called Braindead. The studio album is set to be released on February 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. We will keep you posted when they reveal more about it.
How about discovering a new band? Try Ur Draugr today. They are an Australian blackened death metal band and released a debut EP this year called The Wretched Ascetic. Following that, they are also releasing their debut full-length With Hunger Undying via ATMF / Aeternitas Tenebrarum on December 7th. The good thing is that you can already listen to it in full via Bandcamp here. Tell us what you thought about it and if you recommend it.
Berlin sludge outfit Earthship have a new label home: Napalm Records! A new label usually means new releases and that is the case indeed. The successor of Withered is being forged and you can be prepared for their new album which will be released in the summer of 2016. They promise to reveal more about it soon.
Finnish doomsters Kypck (pronounced Kursk) are ready to give us more doom (metal). The band uses the Russian language in all lyrics and titles, and is working on a new album. You can expect the follow-up to Имена на стене (The Names On The Wall) to be out in the spring of 2016. So far, no other details have been revealed but the writing process is complete and the band will enter the studio soon to record the new beast.
Pitch Black Records has just revealed some details regarding the next Arrayan Path album, as well as the album's cover! As previously announced by the band, the new album will be titled Chronicles Of Light and it will be out on February 8th, 2016. This will be Arrayan Path's fifth album and a follow-up to 2013's excellent IV: Stigmata.
Quebec black metallers Sorcier Des Glaces have released a first song from their upcoming new album North, to be released via Obscure Abhorrence Productions on February 29th 2016. The first cut to be made available is titled "La Noirceur Éternelle". You can listen to it here right now. Don't forget to share your thoughts about it.
Black Star Riders have released a lyric video for "Soldierstown." Taken from their newest second album, The Killer Instinct. Black Star Riders are currently on the road in Europe before heading over the UK and Ireland for a tour with Whitesnake and Def Leppard, which kicks off in Dublin on December 6th. Listen to the catchy "Soldierstown" here.
After unleashing their first new track in nine years, SikTh have more to give us. One of the new tracks from their upcoming 6-track mini-album Opacities is called "Behind The Doors" and you can give it a spin or more below. It's new SikTh music! Don't miss it. If you like what you hear, get the new release on December 4th via Peaceville Records!
Motörhead have had to cancel a few shows this year and in previous years due to frontman Lemmy's health issues. However, yesterday they canceled their Berlin sold out show because guitarist Phil Campbell was hospitalized. While they didn't give more details about it, they promise an update soon. They are scheduled to play in Hamburg, Germany today.