Avantgarde group Manes haven't released a new album since 2007's How The World Came To An End but that is about to change. The Norwegians are gearing up to release a new record this October and the artwork and tracklist of Manes' upcoming new album Be All End All have now been revealed. Feast your eyes on it below.
All-woman heavy metallers Destrose have revealed the cover for their forthcoming EP - or "mini album" - The Prologue. Due out on September 24th, it'll be their first release to feature new vocalist Lisa, who replaced Marina Hebiishi back in June.
Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno has launched a new band called Architects Of Chaoz. Due to a number of health issues, including a knee problem, Di'Anno announced in July 2012 that he would stop touring in 2013. His farewell tour had since been extended to 2014. Now he is in the process of recording an album with his longtime German touring band The Phantomz, the debut of Architects Of Chaoz.
New Jersey based black metallers Krieg are currently streaming their upcoming new record entitled Transient online. You can enjoy the whole thing right here. Was it worth your time? Tell us what you think. The album will be officially released on September 2nd via Candlelight Records.
After some teasing, death metallers Obituary release their first song in five years. It is off their upcoming opus Inked In Blood and it is titled "Visions In My Head". You can stream it on YouTube or Soundcloud, whichever you prefer. Was it worth the wait? Tell us if you enjoyed that or not.
Skeletonwitch just debuted their new video. It is for the track "Unending Everliving" which you might be familiar with if you listened to their latest album Serpents Unleashed. The blackened thrash metal band stopped by Turnstyle Films in Cleveland to record the new music video. Hint: things get a little bit bloody. See it for yourself!
"Cutting Teeth", the new official music video from Swedes The Haunted, is now exclusively available for streaming through the YouTube down under. The track is taken off the group's newest album, Exit Wounds, out from yesterday in Europe (and on September 2nd in North America) through Century Media Records. Check it out, now!
Aside from releasing their thirteenth full-length album, A Skeletal Domain, the death metal icons Cannibal Corpse will also be releasing their official autobiography on September 16th. The autobiography is called Bible of Butchery: The Official Biography and was written by Joel McIver, the author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age. The book spans 150 pages, includes a foreword written by drum legend Gene Hoglan, and is filled with photos from throughout the Cannibal Corpse and Metal Blade Records archives.
Norwegians Satyricon have cancelled their scheduled October U.S. appearances at Housecore Horror Film Festival 2014 and Knotfest 2014 to focus on writing their new album, re-editing the footage from the Live At The Opera live album/DVD and another project that will be announced later. What could it be?
Some disappointing news for Shadows Fall fans, but probably not entirely unexpected. They have announced that they have decided to take a hiatus from "future extensive touring." The band has given many reasons for their decision for taking a break from the road, but before their hiatus, Shadows Fall will embark on a European string of dates along with their "final" North American tour.
US experimental act Kayo Dot have just premiered online a brand new track called "Library Subterranean" and you can give it a listen through the player below. Was it twisted enough for you? The song comes off the band's upcoming new album Coffins On Io which is scheduled for release on October 16th via Flenser Records.
US progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning are happy to announce their return to Europe in October/November for a headlining tour through 11 countries, continuing to support Darkness In A Different Light, released worldwide via InsideOutMusic last year in September. All shows will feature the Italian group Headless in the support slot. The complete list of tour dates is available below.
Scorpions have recently announced their plans for 2015. The band will release a new album, but the title is not known yet. Last year, the band recorded leftover tracks from the Blackout / Love At First Sting era. The record should also feature 2 songs played acoustically at the 2013 MTV Unplugged project ("Rock'n' Roll Band" and "Dancing With The Moonlight"). A 50th anniversary tour is also planned for next year.
Burzum's infamous mastermind Varg Vikernes was recently found guilty of inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes through his blog postings by a French court. But now he has released three playthrough videos of Burzum material. It includes riffs from "Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" and more. You can judge it yourself by watching the clips below. He also makes comments throughout the videos.
Earlier this year, we learned that the British grindcore band Anaal Nathrakh were recording a new album. The new album is now finished, and will be called Desideratum. Check out the album cover below! Desideratum will be released on the 24th of October. Nearly there...