Sweden's In Flames have announced the first tour dates for their upcoming studio release. In January 2017, the band will embark on a tour of major UK arenas together with Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed in England, Scotland and Wales. Apart from their next DVD Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg scheduled for release on September 23rd, the band has premiered an exclusive preview of new music from their forthcoming album. You can hear it over here.
Epica have presented the second part of the studio documentary of The Holographic Principle, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. This part deals with the recording of the piano, orchestra and vocals. If you are curious, just watch the video below and tell us what you think.
The Finnish band Amoral are set to call it a day in early 2017 after their final show, scheduled for January 5th at Tavastia in Helsinki. Before this they will set up an "old school shows" tour in the fall, playing songs off the first three albums as a five-piece without Ari Koivunen.
Finnish death/doom metal wizards Hooded Menace just announced new vocalist Harri Kuokkanen. He is known as the vocalist of doom metallers Horse Latitudes. You can expect news regarding their next album and upcoming tour shortly.
Cenotaph, the new album from UK death doom metallers Eye Of Solitude, is upon us and the band has been kind enough to release snippets of all the tracks that will appear on the opus. You can stream the previews in the YouTube clip below. Cenotaph will be officially released on the 1st of September, 2016.
Maybe you didn't think it would happen, but indeed a new Coroner album is in the works to be released in 2017! Two years ago, the Swiss technical thrashers announced new drummer Diego Rapacchietti and now the comeback of the year is happening. Coroner - in the current line-up of Tommy Vetterli (guitar), Diego Rapacchietti (drums) and Ron Broder (bass/vocals) - are back in the studio! This three-man band made a name for itself in the music scene with its discerning brand of technical thrash metal. Now, 23 long years after the band's last album release (Grin, 1993), Coroner has announced plans to release a new studio album with Sony Music and Century Media Records.
The French duo Alcest will release their new and fifth album Kodama on September 30th, 2016 via Prophecy Productions, it was just announced. The band has also revealed the album's cover artwork and song titles. "Kodama" is the Japanese word for both "tree spirit" and "echo". The artwork has been done by the French duo Førtifem. Check it out here.
A new Alter Bridge song has arrived! The band is currently readying the release of their new album, The Last Hero, and the hard rock group just debuted the first single from it. The track "Show Me A Leader" can now be heard streaming at this location or below. To get your hands on their new album, wait for it to hit stores on October 7th. Do you like the album's first song?
The progressive metal masters Disillusion have just uploaded the trailer for their new single called "Alea". According to the band, the new single will be out on October 7th, 2016. Also, the track will be over 10 minutes. You can enjoy the short preview below for a taste of the band's first new material in 10 years.
Guns N' Roses' North American tour has been eventful. More than thirty people were arrested on Saturday night (July 23rd) at the band's concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Investigators say 30-year-old Kimberly Goodman was charged with aggravated assault against two state troopers, who received minor injuries. State troopers say there were also arrests for solicitation without a permit, disorderly persons, criminal trespassing, simple assault, drug offenses, resisting arrests, open lewdness and harassment. Welcome to the Jungle.
American black metal underground maniacs Demoncy just lost one of their guitar blasphemers, Clayton Charles Vargo, who was known by his nickname Grymoreth. No details were disclosed regarding his death.
Stoner/doom metal purveyors Monolord are about to release a 10" EP and have now shared one of the tracks from it. The two-song EP is titled Die In Haze and drops on August 12th through EasyRider Productions. Check out the title track "Die In Haze" via SoundCloud here as well as the other song on the release.
Swedish power metal warriors Sabaton just announced that one brother-in-arms will leave the band. Thobbe Englund has decided to depart. Thobbe will do some more shows during the summer and play his final gig with Sabaton in their hometown Falun, on their own festival Sabaton Open Air, for the release party of the new album, The Last Stand. After that, a new guitar player will carry on the torch.
Back in 2014, British doomsters 40 Watt Sun announced plans for a new album. Wider Than The Sky has now been announced as the title of that new album. This is the follow-up to their 2011 debut, The Inside Room. Furthermore, you can already check out the cover, teaser and also song titles from the opus.