Niklas Kvarforth's Shining are now revealing a brand new track taken from their forthcoming full-length IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends. The song "Framtidsutsikter" is streaming at this location or here. It's a 7-minute track and also the final track to be revealed before the release of the album on April 20th via the black metallers label Season Of Mist. So, make the best of it.
No Carcass shows allowed in Malaysia, it seems. The seminal death metal band was scheduled to play there in May but their visas were declined due to their "lyrical content". It's not the first time a metal band is banned in Malaysia. In 2013, Lamb Of Godwere forced to cancel a show in Kuala Lumpur because their performances were found to infringe on religious sensitivities and cultural values of Malaysian society. Now Carcass are taking the heat even after they played in Malaysia last year.
Torche just released a brand new animated video for "Annihilation Affair", now available for streaming through the YouTube below. This post-apocalyptic vision of robotic destruction was directed by Phil Mucci (High On Fire, Pig Destroyer, Opeth). Track for this video clip is taken from the band's latest album, Restarter, released on February 24th via Relapse Records.
Arcturus just released a new single from their coming album Arcturian, called "The Arcturian Sign". So why don't you give it a listen and judge for yourself? Fans have been waiting for years for new music from the Norwegian avantgarde metallers and finally here it is. Stop what you are doing! What are your impressions of "The Arcturian Sign"?
Evergrey are taking their live set to North American stages in August and September. The progressive metallers are currently touring in Europe showcasing their latest masterpiece Hymns For The Broken. Supporting the Swedes will be Australian prog act Voyager, as well as Borealis and Oceans Of Slumber; plenty of progressive metal to be enjoyed. Check out the U.S. and Canada shows of the band below.
No fiesta after all. Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfiesta event, previously planned for May 27th-31st at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has been canceled for medical reasons. Ozzfiesta promoter Cool Breeze Concerts broke the bad news on the event's website, publishing an update revealing that Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American tour. The reason given is cause for concern but the promoter didn't reveal anything else about Ozzy's health woes.
Now, this is something. On June 30th, Penelope Spheeris' cult-classic documentary trilogy The Decline Of Western Civilization will be available in a special Blu-ray four-disc box set, compliments of The Shout! Factory. The first film, released in 1981, is devoted to the L.A. punk scene at the time. The second film, The Metal Years (1988) takes a look at metal, and features bands like Kiss, Poison, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, W.A.S.P. Now for the first time, all three films are available in one deluxe box set. And while all three films have been restored in high definition, they are in keeping with the feel of the rebellious times in which they were shot.
Last year, Canadian blackened folk metal band SIG:AR:TYR revealed that they were working on new album. Now it's time to see the cover artwork for Northen. According to mainman Daemonskald, the cover captures his love of old illustrated books. The artwork was created by Sara Stuart with layout and graphic design by Paul McCarroll.
Death metallers Sulphur Aeon are set to release their awaited new album Gateway To The Antisphere soon. It's the Germans second album and hits the streets on April 3rd via Ván Records/Imperium Productions. Right now you can start streaming the new track "Titans" at this location. Then tell us if you were pleased with it or not.
Due to unforeseen visa processing delays, Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock has had to reschedule the first 3 shows of the 2015 North American leg of the Spirit On A Mission Tour to promote the brand new album of the same name which was released through In-Akustik in the USA on the 24th of March 2015. These shows have been rescheduled.
The cover and tracklist for Leprous' new album is out in the open! We already knew that the Norwegian proggers would be releasing a new album titled The Congregation, but now we know much more about it. The album's slightly disturbing artwork, which was created by artist Nihil, has now been launched and here is also the tracklist for the 65 minutes long release.
Dutch Doom Days XIV just announced funeral doomsters Shape Of Despair as the headliner on Saturday for this year's festival. The band has a new album scheduled to be released this year through Season Of Mist. Their new opus will be titled Monotony Fields, it has just been revealed, and will be released on June 15th worldwide, and the 16th in North America. Let the anticipation begin...
It seems like the Legal Battles In The North over the Immortal's name/logo have ended without an agreement. The band's frontman Abbath has released a statement regarding the future of Immortal or rather the end. Essentially, Abbath will move on with a new band under his name and the name of Immortal, for the time being, will rest. Abbath will perform at Blastfest next year and already has announced a show in London this September as well.
Things have been quiet around Avantasia's camp. But now AFM Records is taking a trip down memory lane and the band's milestone albums The Metal Opera Part I and The Metal Opera Part II will be reissued as picture vinyls. April 17th will see the release of these albums for the first time ever as 180g double picture vinyl editions limited to 1000 units worldwide.
Today Skyforger release online the first song from their new album Senprūsija (which means Old Prussia). This song is called "Tagad vai nekad", or in English "Now Or Never". If you like what you hear, the album will be out on the 6th of April, 2015 via the band's own Thunderforge Records. Enjoy!