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The last we've heard of Rhapsody Of Fire, they had cancelled a show in Tel Aviv, Israel in August reportedly due to internal struggles within the band. It seems like they were having issues behind the scenes and now long-time vocalist Fabio Lione just announced that he quit the band. Why? The Italian singer didn't really say much about it but he is focusing on other projects.
Finnish funeral doom pioneers Shape Of Despair have unveiled details behind the release of the band's previously unreleased first demo Alone In The Mist. The demo was originally written and recorded in 1998 while the band was still known as Raven, and sees the legendary band's original take on the genre they would later innovate and popularize with their discography. The group is streaming the track "Shadowed Dreams" from Alone In The Mist now. Hear it here!
Black metal enthusiasts rejoice because today you can hear a new track from Anagnorisis. The U.S. collective has issued the first public single from their impending third full-length album, Peripeteia, which is set for release in late October. You can discover "5306 Morningside" right here.
NWOBHM giants Quartz announced on their Facebook page that their original vocalist Mike "Taffy" Taylor passed away on September 27th. Taylor's last album with the band was 1980's sophomore effort, Stand Up And Fight, featuring the singles "Stoking Up The Fires Of Hell" and the title track.
Veterans Sacred Steel have shared a new song! They are making the ultimate Heavy Metal Sacrifice with their new album. The new record hits stores on Cruz Del Sur Music on the 14th of October 2016. Sit back, relax and enjoy their new song "Let There Be Steel" below.
Delain just announced that they will embark on their first ever co-headline tour through the U.S. in April/May 2017 with HammerFall. After extensively touring the United States on several support runs in the last few years, the Dutch group will hit the road in support of their new album Moonbathers and offer their U.S. fans the full Delain experience. Check out the dates below and let us know if you'll be attending.
Heavy metal unit Grave Digger just revealed the first details about their new album, which will be their first in three years. So far, they have unveiled the title, tracklist and release date. Mark your calendars for January 13th, 2017. The band will start the year with a bang, Healed By Metal. Feast your eyes on the majestic cover art.
Megadeth have a new video out for the tune "Conquer Or Die". The track appears on their current album, Dystopia. The U.S. metallers now feature Kiko Loureiro on guitar and Dirk Verbeuren on drums, alongside founders guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson. You can catch them live on the Dystopia World Tour - North America Fall 2016 until October. The video can be enjoyed below.
Suicide Silence are releasing a new album next year! The deathcore band now fronted by Eddie Hermida released You Can't Stop Me back in 2014 but their new and self-titled record is dropping next year in February. The album has been completed and on SiriusXM this weekend, the band officially revealed that their fifth studio album was produced by Ross Robinson.
Last year, the Norwegians Shining (NOR) released their latest record, International Blackjazz Society. Almost a year later, they release a new video from it. The experimental metallers decided to showcase the track "House Of Control". You can watch the video directed by Juliette Beavan right now here.
Up-and-coming Swedish heavy metallers Lancer have signed a contract with German metal giants in Nuclear Blast. The first results of this fruitful union can be reaped very soon. After working on their third record, Mastery has been finished, and the ten-track opus is set for a January 13th, 2017 release. Once again, the cover artwork was created by Dimitar Nikolov (Ross The Boss, Majesty). The final layout was done by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head). Check it out.
Mono have shared online a new music video for their single ''Requiem For Hell''. It was directed by Harri Haataja and filmed by Vesa Ranta. The video is pretty entertaining. See it for yourself below. Requiem For Hell will drop through Pelagic Records (Europe) and Temporary Residence Ltd. (North America) on October 14th.
Earlier this year, there was a split in the Eluveitie camp which meant that drummer Merlin Sutter, vocalist and hurdy gurdy player Anna Murphy and guitarist Ivo Henzi departed the band. They did say, however, that they would have a new project. And here it is! Cellar Darling is born and today you can hear the first fruits of their labour, the music. The band has now released two songs, "Challenge" and "Fire, Wind & Earth". Don't miss it!
The first Leprous live DVD is coming! Live At Rockfeller Music Hall marks the Norwegian progressive metal band's first live release. This DVD/CD/LP package will come out worldwide on November 25th, 2016 on InsideOut Music and Ihsahn also made a special appearance. Recorded live at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4th of this year, Live At Rockfeller Music Hall will arrive on various formats, including a limited DVD+2CD digipak, standalone DVD, 2CD jewelcase, gatefold 3LP + 2CD and as digital download audio. See the tracklist and cover below.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, thirty people were arrested during the first day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California. Ten other attendees were transported to the hospital for various medical reasons. Most of the arrests on Saturday, September 24th, were alcohol-related.