Cult Of Luna have shared a couple of good news recently. In terms of live appearances, they have announced 5 exclusive European shows where they will perform Mariner, their collaboration with Julie Christmas, in its entirety. The shows happen in November with Julie Christmas and there are no plans to perform the album live again. In other news, the band has just released a video today for one of the tracks on the release, "Chevron". So, enjoy the trippy result!
Recently, Within Temptation performed at the French festival, Hellfest Open Air. Beforehand, the band also took part in a press conference at Hellfest in Clisson, France where they talked about their next album. The follow-up to Hydra (2014) is being forged and the songwriting process has started. For now, they are still keeping most details under wraps.
Sabaton recently announced the release of their brand-new, 8th studio album, The Last Stand, due out on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has now revealed the first album trailer, where they talk about different topics, including working with producer/musician Peter Tägtgren, and you can hear a few new snippets.
Draconian regret to inform fans that unfortunately they had to cancel their upcoming shows in Germany (Sunstorm Festival and Rockharz Festival) and in Romania (Dark Bombastic Evening) due to visa issues.
As they prepare to unleash their new record, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, Periphery recently shared a brand new song from it as a foretaste. The album will be out on July 22nd via Sumerian Records and today you can spin "Flatline" here. The progressive metallers from Washington D.C. will embark on their next tour in August with SikTh, Chon and Toothgrinder in tow.
In case you don't know them, Winterhorde are a Israeli black metal band and they just released their third album, Maestro. Today, you can have a taste of the new material. Watch their new video for "Worms Of Soul". The video was directed, filmed and edited by their long-time partner and friend, Romanian multi-talented artist Costin Chioreanu. Additional filming by Gina Sandulescu.
Epica are returning to North America for the North American Principle Tour. For this trek, the symphonic band is presenting their new album, The Holographic Principle, and is taking Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona and The Agonist with them for the ride. The first three dates will see Germany's Xandria as a replacement for Arkona. The tour kick off will be on November 4th in Québec City and will conclude December 3rd in Worcester, MA.
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.