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Circus Maximus will be doing select North American dates prior to their return to ProgPower USA festival this September. The Norwegian prog metal band will be joined by Detroit's Imminent Sonic Destruction as special guests. Rounding up the lineup iare Canadian newcomers Ascendia. South American fans need not worry - dates for Chile, Mexico and Brazil will be announced later this week.
A couple of days ago, we got a new album update from the Norwegian avant-garde metal band In The Woods.... This time around, they are revealing one of the songs from their upcoming album Pure called "Cult Of Shining Stars". Check it out via Bandcamp now. Did this song raise your expectations for their upcoming album?
Here's an update on Mastodon's new album. To follow Once More 'Round The Sun (2014), the band is planning a double album, according to guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds. He told Guitar World that he is busy preparing Giraffe Tongue Orchestra for their live shows and forthcoming full-length debut and Mastodon are also working on their next record.
German power metallers Primal Fear are planning to release a new concert DVD and CD in 2017. The band released the new album, Rulebreaker, this year and they keep going strong with a live album in the works. More details will be revealed in due time.
The classic lineup of American metallers Dokken will reunite for 6 shows in Japan. Frontman Don Dokken confirmed the rumours that he and longtime drummer Mick Brown have booked a handful of Japanese shows with former guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson. However, this reunion will be short-lived. Money convinced them to reunite temporarily.
Three years have passed since Ulcerate released their latest album, titled Vermis. But the New Zealand death metal innovators have just revealed that they are releasing their next album this fall on Relapse Records. As of today, you can start discovering the forthcoming opus, Shrines Of Paralysis. The album cover and song titles have already been released.
Good news arrive from the Obscure Sphinx camp! The post-metal band is releasing their new album Epitaphs, as it is called, this year in September. For now, you can take a look at the song titles of the album as well as the artwork by Gojira's drummer Mario Duplantier. The music will came later.
You might remember that last year, Earache Records took down from streaming sitesDecapitated's entire catalogue of music released by the label in retaliation to various disputes brought forth by the band. The Polish death metallers will now be taking legal action against their former label, Earache Records, over unpaid royalties. To raise money for legal fees, the band is selling a limited edition of a brand new '20 Years of Madness' t-shirt.
If you are eager to hear new Monolithe music, today is your lucky day. The French doom masters have premiered a video for an edited version of the grandiose song "The Barren Depths". Taken off their forthcoming new album, Zeta Reticuli, this song shows an unexpected new facet of the enigmatic group. Enjoy!
Recently, Every Time I Die have decided to give us a taste of their new album. Two years after their previous opus, Low Teens is their new musical offering which hits stores near you on September 23rd through Epitaph Records. Listen to their new song "The Coin Has A Say" right now below. It's worth it.
Norwegian female fronted metal act Sirenia will embark on a European headlining tour in November. The 16-date long trek, which starts in Berlin (on November 10th) and ends in London (on November 27th), also includes performance at Aalborg Metal Festival. Support on the road will come from Týr, Unleash The Archers, Xaon and Relicseed. A few more shows will be added to the tour shortly, so stay tuned.
After a four-year break, Japanese power metallers Versailles have announced a comeback of sorts. The visual kei outfit will release The Greatest Hits 2007-2016 on September 14th via Warner Music Japan. The album will contain re-recorded versions of eleven old tracks plus two new songs. The quintet previously played a show at Tokyo's Zepp DiverCity on June 25th to mark their 9th anniversary.
Spanish heavy metal masters Lords Of Black, who feature in their ranks the new Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero, recorded a cover version of their classic "Lady Of The Lake" during the sessions for their second album, II. The track, which was released as a bonus cut with the new disc, can be streamed below. The band releases the track in celebration of Ronnie's performances with Rainbow.