It's a sad day for Desire fans worldwide. Through a post on the band's official Facebook page, they have announced their break-up. You can read all about it below. The Portuguese doomsters haven't released a new album since Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul..., and their 2009 Crowcifix EP will then be their swansong. R.I.P. Desire.
As the release date for Cowards' second full-length, Rise To Infamy, is getting closer and closer, the five Parisians treat us with the premiere of a video for the song "Bend The Knee". Rise To Infamy will be released via Throatruiner Records on the 9th of February, and pre-order bundles are already available at this location. You can always stream the full album on Bandcamp or even download the whole opus for free and legally at this location, courtesy of the very generous Throatruiner label. Who's excited?!
New York-based metal bands Tombs and Black Anvil are pleased to announce that they will be heading out on a co-headlining European tour this coming April. The Savage Death European march will start on April 9th in Berlin (GER) and will end on April 26th in Dresden (GER). Both bands will be also part of the exquisite Roadburn Festival in Tilburg.
As they prepare to release a new album, Faith No More have announced their first North American tour dates as well. A special pre-sale begins on January 28th at 10:00 AM local time. The Americans will also perform at Heavy Montreal festival in August. You already had the opportunity to listen to the new track "Motherfucker" but Faith No More are also releasing a new single called "Superhero" soon. It will be released as a limited-edition 7" on March 17th and digitally on March 31st.
Great news for fans of Klone and alternative/progressive metal. The French metallers just premiered a new song from their new album which will follow the excellent The Dreamer's Hideaway (2012). The first single from the new album, Here Comes The Sun, is called "Immersion" and you can enjoy it in all of its glory right here.
Swedish metallers Avatar have a new video out. After releasing their latest album Hail The Apocalypse last year, the band chose the song "Vultures Fly" for their new video clip. You can watch it on the YouTube player below. Axel Widén directed the video.
Here is some more new music from Torche. The band has already shared a few songs from their new album Restarter and now you can listen to "Loose Men" through Soundcloud below. The Southeastern sludge quartet will be touring in March in North America and later in Europe in May. Tell us what you think about this song after you enjoy it.
Australians The Slow Death have updated on their new album and shared some news regarding the release of Ark. The death doom metal band's new album should be available in the first week of March, limited to 1000 digipaks. Chaos Records should be offering CD/shirt bundles too.
The Summer's Last Stand Tour has been announced! This Slipknot trek kicks off in July with special guests Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White. It will take Slipknot across the USA and Canada in the summer to promote their latest record .5: The Gray Chapter. See the dates below. You might get a chance to catch this bill in a town near you.
Manchester atmospheric black metal act Winterfylleth has sad news to share. They have announced the departure of guitarist Mark Wood. He decided to leave the band to focus on his personal life and other musical projects. For the immediate future, the band is continuing and have a close friend stepping up to fill in for Mark on the tour with Primordial and at Blastfest/Hammerfest, etc.
After the highly acclaimed tour with Kreator and Arch Enemy in the end of 2014, Vader are ready to hit the stages in Europe once again. These Polish death metal maniacs will be headlining several dates across the old continent, where they will be supported by their fellow countrymen Hate and special guests. Confirmed dates are available under the flyer.
Kiss has collaborated with the Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z on a new single, to be released on January 28th. The track "Yumeno Ukiyo Ni Saitemina" was composed by Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and Greg Collins, with lyrics written by Yuho Iwasato. Momoiro Clover Z performs the song, with Kiss providing background vocals and instruments. It will be released in two versions, "Momoclo Edition" and "Kiss Edition", via iTunes in 120 countries. Hear the song below and check out as well the promo clip for the Best Of Kiss 40 CD (Japan Commemorative Edition).
The psychedelic blues rock group Blues Pills have announced the release of a special and very limited live album, entitled Blues Pills Live. The album was recorded during the band's headlining show at last year's Freak Valley Festival which marked a special event for the band. Take a look below at the stunning artwork by Marijke Koger-Dunham (The Beatles, Cream) who also created the cover for their successful self-titled debut album.