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The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, Nile have announced a momentous 31-date trek across the States in 2016. The tour launches in Tampa, Florida on January 8th, hits New York, West Hollywood, Pittsburgh, and wraps up at a very special hometown show in Greensville, South Carolina on February 12th. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming eighth full-length studio album, What Should Not Be Unearthed, scheduled to be released on August 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. The list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
New music alert! There is a new song from TesseracT to be enjoyed now. Ahead of the release of the brand new studio album Polaris from the U.K.'s progressive act, the band is giving fans worldwide a chance to hear a new album track "Messenger". This release sees the return of vocalist Daniel Tompkins. How was that as a first taste of the record?
Queensrÿche have announced that they will release their new album, Condition Hüman, on October 2nd via Century Media. The album was recorded in part at Uberbeatz Studio in Washington with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris. Now the progressive metal band has revealed its cover artwork as well as tracklist. What are your expectations for the group's new album?
King Diamond will be back on tour soon for an extra special event for fans - one not to be missed! As part of the set, the band will be performing the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety! The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th with legendary Bay Area thrash metal band Exodus as the opening act. The full list of confirmed dates is available below.
Have you already heard the new Cattle Decapitation album? If not, here is your chance. The San Diego brutal deathgrinders are currently streaming online their entire new offering, The Anthropocene Extinction. Don't miss the record and give it a spin at this location. Furthermore, the band has announced a new headlinin tour with King Parrot, Black Crown Initiate and Dark Sermon. The trek will commence on September 19th and run through October 7th with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
Fallen, the new album from Stryper, will be released worldwide on October 16th via Frontiers. The album was tracked at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton. As of now, the record's title track can be streamed below. It's the second taste the band shares online with their fans after "Yahweh". Enjoy!
Schwadorf and Konstanz have revealed that they have started working on their upcoming album, which is to be recorded in winter and released next spring. As usual, the recordings will take place in Schwadorf's own Klangschmiede Studio E.
An Antidote For The Glass Pill, the brand-new and upcoming album by UK black metallers Lychgate, can now be streamed in its entirety at Decibel Magazine. An Antidote For The Glass Pill, the follow-up to 2013's debut Lychgate, is due August 18th through Blood Music.
The Wacken festival this year has come to an end and, as usual, the organizers now start presenting the first bands for the next Wacken Open Air. The biggest names confirmed out of the 17 acts from several genres so far include Blind Guardian, Ministry, Borknagar, and Therion. More names will follow in the next weeks and months, with the metal feast happening from 4th-6th August 2016.
Last year, metalcore outfit For Today released the album Fight The Silence but they are already preparing their next one. The band has signed a brand new record deal with Nuclear Blast. The label will release the metal band's next album internationally. More details on the album and the band's fall plans will be revealed shortly.
Newly founded Argento Records has confirmed the label's first title, with the impending release of Circle Of Molesters, the second LP from Trieste, Italy's corrosive sludge quartet, Grime. Following the release of their independent debut EP in 2011 and their dominating 2013-released debut LP, Deteriorate (Forcefield Records/Mordgrimm), the band enlisted the recording and mixing work of sound engineer Lorenzo Stecconi (Ufomammut, Amen Ra, Zu) and final mastering duties to Brad Boatright (Sleep, Corrosion Of Conformity, Nails) at Audiosiege. To have an idea of what the album will sound like, check out the trailer below and also see the cover artwork.
After 17 years with Crematory, guitar player Matthias Hechler decided to leave the band in early 2015, to concentrate on his private life and to explore new musical horizons. The successors are confirmed now, and for the first time ever, Crematory will play with two guitarists from now on. The band recruited two experienced guitarists: Tosse Basler, who will be handling the rhythm guitar and the clean vocals, and Rolf Munkes as the new lead guitarist.
After dropping off the Summer Slaughter tour due to visa problems, German technical death metal band Obscura has issued a new update on the progress of their upcoming studio album. The band confirmed that the work on the follow-up to 2011's Omnivium is finished. The new album was produced by V. Santura. More details will be revealed in the following weeks.
Norwegian avantgarde/experimental metallers Shining (NOR) are extremely pleased to announce 'International Blackjazz Society European Tour' for fall 2015. This headlining (almost) one-month run will be executed through October and November, and will be supported by Australian band Caligula's Horse. All confirmed dates can be found below the official tour flyer.
Prolific black metallers Horna will release their ninth full-length album, entitled Hengen Tulet, on September 22nd this year. The follow-up to 2013's Askel Lähempänä Saatanaa will be their second album, released on W.T.C. Productions, as well as the second to feature vocalist Spellgoth. The label promises an album rife with "foul, fetid primitivism", that hearkens back to the "filthier textures of the Corvus (Spellgoth's predecessor) years". The album features quite vibrant cover artwork, masterfully executed by Pahapasi, which can be seen below. Also, don't miss the new track, "Amadriada", now available for streming at this location.