Porcupine Tree's drummer Gavin Harrison (also in King Crimson and with a solo career) will release a new album, Cheating The Polygraph, on Kscope in early April featuring surprising new arrangements of many of his favourite Porcupine Tree songs, boasting performances from some of the world's best contemporary jazz players. This could be interesting. What do you think?
Magic Kingdom from Belgium are bringing you more power metal this year. The group is releasing their first new album since 2010's Symphony Of War and it will be called Savage Requiem. You can feast your eyes on the epic cover artwork below. The record is set for release on the 20th of March via AFM Records.
Indian metallers Inner Sanctum just premiered a new tune from their new record. It's the first single and lyric video from their upcoming album Legions Awake, out in March 2015 worldwide. The track is called "Wake Of Destruction" and you can headbang to it below!
The last six bands have been confirmed for France's Hellfest 2015. They are: L7, Cavalera Conspiracy, Hawk Eyes, Monarch, Motionless In White and We Are Harlot. The running order with the schedule will be revealed a bit later. This will be the tenth edition of the festival which takes place at Clisson, France from June 19th-21st, 2015.
Born Of Osiris are hard at work on the follow-up to 2013's album Tomorrow We Die ∆live. The deathcore group plans to begin the recording sessions in February to track their next album. Meanwhile, the band's drummer Cameron Losh has released a short clip of some new music, which you can check out here. He also teased by posting "Bring back The New Reign sound" so that might be a hint that they are returning to the sound of their 2007 EP. Are you curious about the new Born Of Osiris record?
The German black metal duo Helrunar is about to release a new album called Niederkunfft. Now you can finally enjoy the first song to be revealed, "Devils, Devils Everywhere!" available through Soundcloud. The band hasn't released a new album since 2011's Sól. Go ahead and immerse yourself in the new 7-minute track and then share your impressions.
After the announcement that UDR will release guitar legend Uli Jon Roth's brand new double album of 19 re-invented Scorpions tracks, titled Scorpions Revisited, on March 10th, here is the first song to enjoy. The pre-orders are available now via iTunes. When you pre-order, you get the song "Catch Your Train" instantly. You can now listen to that song below as well. Kick off your weekend with Uli Jon Roth!
Mark your calendars for April 13th because that is when Dopethrone's new album will come out through Totem Cat Records. Titled Hochelaga, its cover art was created by Alexandre Goulet and you can feast your eyes on it below. Besides that, you can hear a teaser for the Canadians upcoming 4th album.
Here is some more Napalm Death music for you! The UK metallers have just shared a brand new video for "Smash A Single Digit". Their upcoming 15th studio album, Apex Predator - Easy Meat, is released today in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland via Century Media Records. Napalm Death are celebrating that with an animated video. The video for "Smash A Single Digit" was directed and produced by Michael Panduro, who has previously worked for bands like Cephalic Carnage, Saint Vitus or Job For A Cowboy. Watch it below, it's worth it.
The Icelanders Sólstafir announced that their drummer Guðmundur "Gummi" Óli Pálmason will not be performing during their upcoming European shows. He will be replaced by Karl Petur Smith during this period.
Celebrating 40 years, proggers Rush and Live Nation confirmed that the R40 Live tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning on May 8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma and finishing on August 1st in Los Angeles, California. These not-to-be-missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band's music. Rush is ready to celebrate 40 years together with the most loyal fans in the world by embarking on their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude.
Swedish metallers Civil War, featuring former members of Sabaton and Astral Doors, have revealed their upcoming album's title: Gods And Generals. In addition to that, the band has revealed the cover art that will grace the album and the release dates. Take a look at it below. Are you excited about the new album?
Asking Alexandria have lost one of their long-time members, vocalist/keyboardist Danny Worsnop. It was the guitarist Ben Bruce who broke the news today. According to him, the vocalist is pursuing other musical interests, namely his other band We Are Harlot. The band promises to continue and not slow down and will soon unveil their new singer. They are also working on a new album.
Body Count have premiered a new video. It's for the band's updated version of Suicidal Tendencies' classic "Institutionalized" that appears on their latest record Manslaughter. If you are curious about their version of the track, watch the video below! Body Count have a few European shows coming up with two shows in The Netherlands in June as well as festivals such as Hellfest in France and Download Festival 2015 in the UK.