00:55 - mz nice avantgardiesh blackish metal from 2015 [link] missed it all
23:56 - psykometal Speaking of that, gotta figure out how we're going to reflect the obvious member change from a male to female bass player (of which the popular, and seemingly obvious, opinion is that said new female bassist is Sean Yseult... :/
As you probably know by now, Blindead are releasing a new album called Ascension. In fact, the band has already shared the opening track "Hearts" off their upcoming output before. Well, today you get to hear more new tunes. It's the new track "Ascend", now available on the YouTube player located below. Ascension will see the light of day on the 21st of October, 2016 through Mystic Production.
Ever since Dark Tranquillity announced their forthcoming album, Atoma, I have been incredibly eager to listen to a first track, and here it comes! Courtesy of Century Media Records and their official YouTube channel we are offered a video and a chance to listen to "The Pitiless".
To build the anticipation even more for Metallica's new double record, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, today is the day to hear another brand new tune. The legendary metal group just premiered track number two from the offering, "Moth Into Flame" and a corresponding video to go with it, directed by Tom Kirk of Muse fame. To listen to the pumping song, head over here. Do you dig the new Metallica song?
The Americans Death Fetishist have unveiled the cover art that will grace their forthcoming full-length Clandestine Sacrament, which was crafted by Polish artist Andrzej Masianis. Check it out below. You can expect the album to hit stores on October 28th via Debemur Morti Productions. Clandestine Sacrament will also include guest appearances by D.G. (Misþyrming), Doug Moore (Pyrrhon), Jürgen Bartsch (Bethlehem) and Mories (Gnaw Their Tongues).
Following the departure of guitarist Troy Seele, metallers Iced Earth have just revealed his replacement. Jake Dreyer of White Wizzard and Kobra And The Lotus fame is stepping up to the plate after an audition process. He will also record material for the band's forthcoming new record, which is progressing at a good rate.
The Spanish festival Be Prog! My Friend is one of prog metal's meccas in Europe. And next year's lineup is already shaping up nicely. So far, the organizers have announced the Norwegian visionaries Ulver and prog legends Jethro Tull. This fourth edition of the fest will take place in Barcelona, Spain, between June 30th and July 1st next year.
Canadians The Agonist are about to release their fifth record, Five. In fact, Napalm Records will release it at the end of this week, on September 30th. To get an idea of what to expect and hear excerpts from all the new songs, check out the album preview released now. The band is heading to Europe this week for their headlining tour.
Start your week by listening to a new black metal hymn courtesy of Ravencult. On November 11th, the Greeks will release their third full-length (and Metal Blade Records debut), Force Of Profanation. To hear the first single, "Beneath The Relics Of Old", just click play on the video below. Enjoy!
Eyehategod will have a familiar face filling in for vocalist Mike IX Williams on their upcoming North American tour. None other than Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God fame. The sludge metal band cancelled tour dates last year and also a European tour in July/August this year. However, it looks like their upcoming tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust is a go.
Surprise, surprise! Witchery are releasing a new album. A full six years after their latest studio album release, the Linköping, Sweden based metallers finally return with their long-awaited 6th studio album, entitled In His Infernal Majesty's Service and announced for a worldwide release on November 25th, 2016 via Century Media Records. Celebrating the 20th year of the group's existence, the album showcases a revamped line-up consisting of original members Jensen (The Haunted), Rikard Rimfält (Seance) and Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy), alongside new additions Angus Norder (vocals, Nekrokraft) and Chris Barkensjö (drums, LIK).
In case you haven't noticed, Every Time I Die just released their new album, Low Teens. To celebrate the release, the U.S. metallers have also premiered a brand new video featuring Brendon Urie for the track "It Remembers". Furthermore, you can listen to the entire record via their label Epitaph Records YouTube. So, stop what you are doing and get on it!
Swedish melodic black metallers Netherbird have recently debuted a new song off their upcoming record, The Grander Voyage. Tobias Rydsheim created a lyric video for the track "Pillars Of The Sky" which can now be enjoyed below in all its glory. If you like what you hear, grab the opus on October 28th under Black Lodge Records.
How about another new Vermin Womb song? After sharing a new tune before, here you can now enjoy "Rank & File" that will appear on the group's impending debut album, Decline, which is due out on October 28th via Translation Loss Records / Throatruiner Records / Sentient Ruin Records. Prepare for a total aural warfare!
The follow-up to Come The Thaw is coming. Worm Ouroboros just announced that they will release a new album titled What Graceless Dawn through Profound Lore Records on December 2nd. This new album was recorded and mixed at Earhammer Studios by Greg Wilkinson and features artwork by bassist/vocalist Lorraine Rath. But there is more good news. One of the brand new songs, "Broken Movements", is streaming now here.
"Hammer High" is the new single from HammerFall's new album Built To Last. The power metal heavyweights will drop their new album on November 4th via Napalm Records. They have released so far the new track "The Sacred Vow" and today there is more music to discover. Enjoy the epic video for "Hammer High" here, which features a vicious duel between two warriors, and was directed by Owe Lingvall.