Katatonia celebrated the 10th anniversary of their landmark album, The Great Cold Distance, with an exclusive show in Bulgaria. The band was joined by the renowned Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra on their first set, playing the entire album from start to finish. But that is not all they are doing to celebrate The Great Cold Distance. In fact, they will release a 10th Anniversary 4 disc Deluxe Edition of the record plus a double gatefold LP version. This special live performance will be available on the release.
Bassist Anders Iwers (known from his work with Tiamat, Avatarium and Ceremonial Oath) has officially joined Dark Tranquillity as a full time band member after spending quite time playing bass on live shows with the band. The announcement was made recently. Daniel Antonsson had been the previous full-time bassist of the Swedish group.
After revealing their new album and line-up, Swedish thrashers Witchery have now shared the first song off In His Infernal Majesty's Service, their first new album in six years. The album's first new track, "Nosferatu", has been launched online via a lyric video as well as on all major digital outlets as online single. Angus Norder is now the vocalist of the band. Watch the clip produced by Cloud Music Typography below.
Swedish hard rockers Horisont have launched a video for their catchy new single "Eletrical", taken off their upcoming album, About Time, which will be released on February 3rd, 2017 via their new label Century Media Records. You can watch the video here below and tell us if you like it.
Finnish melodic death metallers Mors Principium Est have been recording their new album. The band has now shared the first studio diary, with a glimpse into some of the new songs. Once again, the studio diary is fun and crazy. According to the band, the new album is to be called Embers Of A Dying World and will be released in early 2017.
The Norwegian avantgarde metal band Madder Mortem just released a new video for the song "Fallow Season". The Norwegian quintet will release their first new album in seven years entitled Red In Tooth And Claw, on October 28th via Dark Essence Records. This is the second song released from this album.
Finnish old school death metallers Krypts are streaming online their upcoming sophomore album, Remnants Of Expansion in full over here. The follow-up to 2013 debut, Unending Degradation, will be released on 28th October 2016 by Dark Descent Records in pro-tape cassette, CD and vinyl formats. You can pre-order the vinyl and CD version over here and the pro-tape version here. How do you think this lives up to their debut in terms of old-school death metal kickassness?
K.L.L.K., a black metal band from France, just announced the release of their next record, Le Brasier Des Mondes, on digipack CD and tape through Caligari Records (USA) in the next weeks to come. This conceptual release consist of three tracks, three "states", who define the cosmic cycles and their ancestral, archetypal and transcendental interpretations. The lyrics are inspired by the writings of Mircea Eliade, H. Blavatsky and Julius Evola. Check out the teaser and more details here.
You can start your weekend with new music from Death Fetishist. The US extreme metal act will release their debut full-length, Clandestine Sacrament, and the second song you get to hear from it is "Voidtripper". It will be available on the 28th of October through Debemur Morti Productions. Until then, give it a spin here. The song features guest vocals by D.G. from Misþyrming.
The release date for Dark Tranquillity's new album Atoma is drawing closer but if you cannot wait and want to listen to more tracks, then you should feel happy as the band is sharing another video today for the song "Forward Momentum". Enjoy it right below!
Hail Spirit Noir have shared the second song off their ambitious 40-minute new album Mayhem In Blue. After you had the chance of listening to "I Mean You Harm" before, now the band presents the second single of the new opus, "Mayhem In Blue". What are your thoughts on the final product?
Canadian blackened death metal band Auroch announced that their new musical offering Mute Books is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. Have a listen and share your thoughts below. The album came out today (October 21st) via Profound Lore Records. Has the band improved on their previous work Taman Shud?
Today is a special day for Korn as it is the official release date of their new album, The Serenity Of Suffering. The U.S. band has also been generous enough to release a full stream of the album online via YouTube. it's now available for your enjoyment right here. How do you like the follow-up to The Paradigm Shift? Share your impressions.