Not so long ago, English hard rock legends Whitesnake released the album The Purple Album, a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale's time as the lead singer for Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976. Shortly after he left, he formed Whitesnake in 1978. The group has now released a new video for the tune "The Gypsy", which you can watch below now.
It appears as if the guys in Sumac are keeping themselves busy by recording a follow-up to their debut The Deal. The album is being recorded at The Unknown studio in Anacortes, Washington, with audio engineering by Kurt Ballou of Converge fame. If you are not familiar with Sumac, you should know that the band consists of Aaron Turner (ex-Isis), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists) and Brian Cook (Russian Circles). We can probably expect more information about the album in a not so distant future.
Cult Of Luna have posted a teaser for their upcoming split EP entitled Råångest (which means "raw anxiety" in Swedish) with The Old Wind. You can watch it now here. The release will contain three songs, of which one will be Cult Of Luna's cover version of the Amebix classic "Last Will And Testament". Råångest shall be available to the masses in January 29th, 2016 via Pelagic Records.
Melodic metal fans take notice because there is new Brainstorm music to discover. The power metallers recently announced that they are unleashing another new album next year called Scary Creatures. Today, there is a new video clip for the tune "The World To See", taken from the upcoming studio album (out January 15th in Europe, February 5th in North America on AFM Records). The band continues where they left off one and a half years ago with the previous release and also mix and mastering was once again handled by Achim Koehler.
Megadeth have shared a new song online! In anticipation of the release of their new studio album, the first in three years, Dystopia, the new menacing tune is called "The Threat Is Real". You can listen to the song on the band's official website here. If that link doesn't work for you due to an error, try this. What do you think about it?
By now, you might have heard of Native Construct. They are an American progressive metal band who released an excellent debut album this year called Quiet World via Metal Blade Records. Currently on tour with Between The Buried And Me, Enslaved, and Intronaut, the group has now released their first ever video for the track "Mute". Directed by David S. Brodsky/MyGoodEye, the video can be fully enjoyed below.
Debemur Morti Productions have released information regarding the British post-metal act Latitudes' upcoming album. It will be called Old Sunlight and the full-length album will be released on CD, digital and vinyl formats on the 22nd of January. The song titles as well as the stunning cover art realized by the talented artist Thomas Neulinger (Secrets Of The Moon) can be seen below.
We all know the Danish one female black metal band Myrkur, now it's time to explore the Swedish outfit Nachtlieder, led by Dagny Susanne. She sings and plays all the instruments in the band, who will release a new album titled The Female Of The Species this 7th of December via I, Voidhanger Records. You can hear the new song "Malice, Come Closer" here on Bandcamp.
As previously reported, Pretty Maids' singer Ronnie Atkins has recently launched a new project called Nordic Union with Swedish songwriter and producer Erik Martensson. All you need to know about the band is available here. Now we have the first audio samples from the self-titled album. Check it out below and see if you like it.
In Mourning fans have waited a while to hear new updates regarding the new album the band has been working on. Today we finally have news about the next chapter of the band. Sweden's melodic death/progressive metal masters are currently in the studio working hard on the successor to their 2012 much-lauded offering, The Weight Of Oceans. After the release of that album, the band parted ways with founding drummer Christian Netzell in 2014 to later be joined by former Katatonia drummer Daniel Liljekvist.
With their new album a couple of weeks away from release, Japanese power metal veterans Galneryus have unveiled a video for their new album Under The Force Of Courage. This album will be the Osakans' follow up to their previous album Vetelgyus released last year. Under The Force Of Courage goes on sale on December 9th via VAP Records. Enjoy!
Polish death metal blasphemers Behemoth have launched a preorder of a new vinyl/CD today. It is Live At The BBC, which contains four tracks, played live at The BBC/ Maida Vale Studios, recorded for The Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, on the 8th of December 2014. It was first broadcast on December 12th, 2014. See the trailer below and all the details of the release.
Fear Factory had a rough night yesterday. The American industrialists are currently touring in Europe as part of their Demanufacture anniversary tour, performing the album in its entirety. However, their tour bus had an accident last night while they were leaving Aschaffenburg, Germany. The good news is that despite the damage, the band members and crew are all fine. Days before, Fear Factory played in Paris at La Trabendo as well.
Cult Of Luna will be celebrating 10 years of one of their crowning jewels, 2006's classic Somewhere Along The Highway. And they will do that by performing the entire record at Roadburn 2016 in The Netherlands. The band performed at both the 2008 and 2013 editions of Roadburn and are among the most requested bands. Cult Of Luna will be playing the album in full at the 013 venue on Thursday, April 14th, 2016.
Varg are back with new material. They have released the EP Rotkäppchen this year and next year the main course, the album Das Ende Aller Lügen, will arrive in stores. In anticipation, the German folk metallers are now showcasing precisely the title track of the album. They made a video for "Das Ende Aller Lügen" and you can watch it now here. How do you like the new video?