Four metal heavyweights are coming together for what could be one of the best tour packages of the year. Kreator just announced a huge European tour for November/December 2014. Joining headliners Kreator for the upcoming live shows are Polish label mates Vader (releasing Tibi Et Igni on May 30th), Swedish metallers Arch Enemy (releasing War Eternal on June 9th) and German thrash veterans Sodom. Are you in? The dates can be seen below.
Hellyeah, a heavy metal band from Texas, will release their fourth full-length studio album Blood For Blood on June 10th, 2014 via Eleven Seven Music. It will contain 10 brand new tracks, of which the official video for one of them - "Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)" - is now available for your eyes and ears below the new album's tracklist and cover artwork.
If you are curious about symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn's new impending album Magic Forest, now there is something more to whet your appetite. Is it a new song and the title track of the album. The band recently signed with Napalm Records which will release their new opus on June 27th. For now, enjoy the new song "Magic Forest" here. Is it a good start?
Doom/gothic metallers The Foreshadowing have released a song, a cover version of "The Rains Of Castamere" whose original music was written by Ramin Djawadi and George R. R. Martin. It's just a tribute to the Game Of Thrones series that the band recorded and mixed while working on the new album and is now sharing.
If you want to hear another new song from Whitechapel's upcoming new album, you can today. To build the anticipation for the release of Our Endless War, the band unleashed the album's title track "Our Endless War". It can be enjoyed here below in the lyric video created for it. Tell us if you liked the song.
Black metallers Behexen will be touring in the US for the first time on their 20th anniversary. Their North American tour will start on June 29th in New York at the Martyrdoom III festival. The group's first USA appearances ever will feature special guests and fellow Finns Sargeist.
French doom/sludge act Oruga have revealed a second video trailer for their upcoming debut album, Blackened Souls, to be released on May 19th via Apathia Records. This means you can listen to more new music. Enjoy below and don't forget to check out the first trailer here.
The Black Dahlia Murder are releasing a new DVD next month and it is called Fool 'Em All. This will be the band's second DVD and follows up their Majesty DVD. Once again, director Robbie Tassaro captured the band on tour and this time around, you can put on your 3D glasses (included in the package) to experience the band in stereoscopic 3D in select scenes throughout the DVD. Fool 'Em All is scheduled for release on May 27th in North America and a few days earlier in Europe via Metal Blade Records. Take a look at the trailer here to whet your appetite.
As hinted before, Metal Blade Records has announced that Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego based metal act As I Lay Dying have teamed up with vocalist Shane Blay (previously lead guitar/clean vocals in Oh, Sleeper) to create the new band Wovenwar. That's As I Lay Dying minus Tim Lambesis. Over approximately the last year, the band completed work on new material recorded with producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) with mixing duties currently being handled by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium). For now, you can enjoy a small teaser below.
New music alert! It is coming from gore-grinders Aborted. After sharing "Necrotic Manifesto", the second song you get to hear from The Necrotic Manifesto is called "Coffin Upon Coffin". Check out this new song through the lyric video available right here. You know you want it. Enjoy!
Dutch death metallers Sinister are pleased to announce the release of their upcoming new album, The Post-Apocalyptic Servant, on May 23rd via Massacre Records. The follow up to The Carnage Ending is the band's 11th full length studio release. The new track "The Burden Of Mayhem" is already available for streaming, and can be heard through the YouTube player below. Of course, don't forget to check out the cover artwrok and tracklist of the new album.
Talk about planning ahead of time. News arrive from Blind Guardian today and it is the announcement of a new European tour. However, it will only happen next year, so you still have a little waiting to do. Below you find the first dates of their new European tour, that will see the band en route through nine different countries in April and May 2015. So maybe the new album will come out around that time? One can speculate. According to Hansi Kürsch, the production is almost done.
One year ago, Deftonesbassist Chi Cheng passed away after a prolonged coma caused by a car accident back in 2008. The band has now posted online a previously unreleased track called "Smile" in the first anniversary of his passing. You can stream the track on the YouTube clip below. The song is thought to be from the band's shelved album Eros, which was originally put aside after Cheng's tragic accident.
Skeletonwitch will be touring in Europe this summer and they are bringing Suffocation and Havok along with them for the ride. Will you get lucky? Find out below. Also, this tour includes festival appearances plus club dates and it is happening in July/August.
Good news arrive from the Omit camp today. Omit is doom metal band based in Oslo, Norway and their debut album Repose came out in 2011. Now its successor is being recorded at the Secret Quarters studio, as it was revealed by the band on their official Facebook page.