05:52 - Joe Zombie How about one of the most recognized Christmas tunes of the modern age? [link] Most notably Trans-Siberian Orchestra but originally performed by the parent band Savatage. Merry Christmas.
The official lyric video for "Shadowmaker", the title track of the upcoming album from Finnish cello masters Apocalyptica, has been unveiled and can now be seen below. The group's new album will be released in April 2015 via Eleven Seven Music Group in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and South East Asia. For the upcoming album, the band worked with Franky Perez as exclusive singer on the tracks. You can hear him on "Shadowmaker". Check it out!
German hard rock veterans Scorpions had announced this year that they would release a new album and here it is. Titled Return To Forever, the record is to be released on February 20th, 2015. Furthermore, if you pre-order the album now on iTunes or the band's webstore, you'll receive the brand new single "We Built This House". The band recorded 19 songs altogether. Twelve of which are on the album, sixteen on the Deluxe Edition.
The Norwegian progsters Leprous are back in the studio working on the follow-up album to 2013's acclaimed latest release Coal. Even though the new opus is still untitled, it is expected for a May 2015 release via InsideOutMusic. Good news all around! As usual, the band will change things up a bit and not make the same album twice.
Japanese death metallers Defiled will be descending upon South Asia this January for a string of shows across the Indian subcontinent. Starting on January 8th in Pokhara, Nepal, The Elite Of Steel Tour 2015 will include a series of headlining performances at festivals like Nepal Deathfest in Kathmandu, and the inaugural edition of Kolkata Deathfest.
Indonesian avantgardists Kekal have recently revealed another new track from the upcoming album Multilateral. "Crossroads" is the 8th track from the record and the 7th track released so far. Also, it is the first one of the three featuring vocals by Vocaloid character Megurine Luka. Those of you who are curious enough may download the new song through the official Facebook app and listen to it below.
With a new single out as previously reported here, called "Deep Six", Marilyn Manson now give us a video for the track. It was directed by prominent photographer/animator and designer Bart Hess. Watch the clip here now and tell us if you like the final product.
Portuguese metallers Moonspell decided to reveal today the cover that will grace Extinct. Their new album is coming out next year in March 2015 via Napalm Records and the cover artwork was done by Seth Siro Anton (Septicflesh) once again. You can take a look at the cover below. As for the music, you will have to wait a little bit more for that.
Are you ready to hear some new Melechesh music? Well, they just premiered a lyric video for the track "Multiple Truths" off of the band's upcoming album, Enki. The lyric video was produced by artist and director Tommy Antonini. Fans had to wait a few years for the successor to The Epigenesis. Tell us if you like the new song after you stream it below.
After launching their brand new song and video "Nail Them To The Cross" some days ago (still available here), Swedish black metal horde Dark Funeral now introduces their new frontman Heljarmadr and bassist Natt. The mystery has been revealed.
Anathema's guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has just launched a Pledge crowdfunding campaign for his solo record Memory And Meaning which contains intimately recorded cover songs from artists that have inspired him throughout his life. There are many highly exclusive items to Pledge for including a personalised and dedicated Anathema song of your choice, recorded by Danny himself. You can check it out here if you are interested.
Now that they are back and working on a new album, Americans Minsk just announced a co-headlining tour with Floor across Europe for April 2015. If you want to check out the band live, tickets are on-sale now via all the usual outlets. See the tour poster below for more information and all the dates of the trek.
In a burst of creative energy, Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon started writing his own batch of songs shortly after the band released their latest album Simplicity. While on the road touring during the summer or 2014, Frank spent all the lonely hours in his hotel rooms recording musical ideas. After returning home, Frank knew he had a batch of strong material, so Aaron Leigh (bassist) and Kelly Smith (drummer) joined him in the studio to help put the album into fruition. "Born Free" is the new video and song from Tesla's guitarist Frank Hannon solo album. The track is taken from Frank Hannon Band's new album World Peace and you can watch it below.
Two black metal bands, Nachtreich and Spectral Lore, just released the split LP The Quivering Lights and it is now also available for your listening pleasure via Bandcamp. So, stop what you are doing and go listen to it! Did you enjoy the release?
The avantgarde duo Solefald will release their new full-length album after a four year wait. World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud will be out on February 2nd, 2015 through Indie Recordings. They now present you the first taste of the coming album, with the first single "Bububu Bad Beuys" which you can enjoy below if you dare! Share your thoughts about the track.