Danish thrashers, Artillery, have announced the name of their newest album. It will be titled Penalty By Perception and it will be released via Metal Blade Records on March 25th, 2016. They have also shared a new track for streaming and revealed the album artwork. Enjoy one of their new songs, "In Defiance Of Conformity", via YouTube below. What do you think of the album opener?
English gothic/doom metal legends Paradise Lost released the excellent The Plague Within last year, which is nominated for Best Doom Metal Album at Metal Storm Awards 2015. Go vote if you still haven't. The band continues to promote the record now with a new music video for the track ''Terminal''. You can watch the video below; produced and directed by Oliver Barth and filmed at a special fan event at the Forum, in Bielefeld, Germany on August 17th, 2015.
Japanese power metallers X Japan have been forced to put all current plans on hold after long-time guitarist Pata was hospitalised in Tokyo. According to management, he received treatment for colon diverticulitis and portal vein thrombosis. Consequently, X Japan's March 12th show at London's SSE Arena Wembley has been rescheduled for March 4th next year. Furthermore, the release of the band's as-yet untitled sixth album, originally slated for March 11th, will also be pushed back.
Black/death metal blasphemers Black Witchery have lost one of their former guitarists, Tregenda, aka Steve Childers. According to reports, he died in a car accident. Childers performed with Black Witchery from 1997 to 2013. He also played in Public Assassin. He was 49. Our condolences.
Tygers Of Pan Tang are in the studio working on a new album having signed a deal with Mighty Music/Target Group. The self-titled album will be released in August, with a European tour to follow. It's being recorded at Newcastle's Blast Studio. The band's latest album Ambush came out in 2012.
Norwegian black/death metallers Sulphur will release their new album, Omens Of Doom, on March 11th via Dark Essence Records. Until now, the band hadn't revealed any music from it but now the wait is over. The song "Gathering Storms" from Omens Of Doom can now be streamed over here. It's the first song you get to hear from the band in seven years.
The ever-prolific Greeks in Rotting Christ have decided to stream their upcoming album, Rituals, in full before its official release. The album from the melodic black metallers was recently uploaded on Season of Mist's YouTube channel. Listen to the ten tracks on this playlist or below in its entirety.
This Friday, Italian symphonic death metal masters Fleshgod Apocalypse are set to release their new album King via Nuclear Blast so why not share another new song in the meantime? In celebration of the release, the band has premiered an official video for the new track, "Cold As Perfection". Watch the video's enchantingly tragic story unfold below. There's some nudity and blood spilling. You have been warned.
According to Music Business Worldwide, the two companies set up to manage copyrights for Deep Purple and other associated acts have fallen into administration — a process designed so that it protects companies from their creditors while a restructuring plan is completed.
Swiss metallers Dawnless have announced Beyond The Shade, the band's third album to date. It was made available for public purchase via iTunes back in January 31st, and you may get the album right here. Beyond The Shade was originally planned to be released three years ago but was postponed. If you recall, Dawnless have released the first single off Beyond The Shade last year, and it was titled Life Maze.
American one man black metal project Samhain (US-NH) from New Hampshire, led by main man Steven "Wisely" Dunn, is currently working on the band's second album. Samhain (US-NH) have released one album so far last year, entitled Spirit Realm. Check it out if you still haven't.
Doomsters With The Dead have announced a couple of UK shows. Lee Dorrian is reunited with longstanding former Cathedral member Leo Smee, who joins them on bass. According to their Facebook page, With The Dead also features former Bolt Thrower drummer Alex Thomas now.
Here is more music! Obscura's first new album in five years, Akróasis, will be released in three days via Relapse Records. Right before its official release, the tech metallers are now streaming the opus in full online. If you are interested and can't wait any longer, give the album a listen at this location. Was it worth the wait?
Three days before its official release, Aluk Todolo have decided to stream online their new album Voix in full. The French blackened krautrockers are finally releasing the follow-up to Occult Rock four years later. As of now, you can see how you like the new album by streaming it at this location.
New song alert! Today you can watch the lyric video for the title track of Circus Maximus' forthcoming new album Havoc. This is the second song the progressive metallers reveal from it after "The Weight". While the new album only drops on March 18th through Frontiers Music Srl, at least there is new music to enjoy. Give it a spin and tell us your impressions of the track.