This is the kind of news everybody wants to read about. Dominique Leurquin, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody's guitarist, finally recovered from the terrible hand injury caused by a circular saw. Some days ago, he shared the stage with bassist Patrice Guers with his cover band (see pic below) and he will return playing live with Luca Turilli's Rhapsody at the festival of Hodonin in Czech Republic on August 15th, 2014.
Thrashers Savage Messiah have recently announced their new album which will be called The Fateful Dark. Shortly after, the band has shared a brand new song from it, "Cross Of Babylon", which you can now stream right here. But there is more. Below you can also listen to an album preview with samples from all songs to be featured on the output. And that is how you start your weekend.
Heavy metal act Crystal Viper is currently streaming the song ''Thundersteel'' from the band's new and fifth album Possession, which was officially released yesterday on AFM Records. This song is a cover from the band Riot and is only available as a Japanese bonus track.
The upcoming year is going to be a very busy one for Toxic Holocaust, especially the first half, when the band will be touring all over the world. Part of this extensive world tour will be also recently announced North American tour, scheduled for this upcoming January/February. Supporting Toxic Holocaust on the road will be Exhumed, Ramming Speed and Mammoth Grinder (22.1. - 3.2.2013).
American heavy metal heavyweights Iced Earth have chosen today, Friday the 13th, to share another new song from their new album. This new tune is called "Among The Living Dead" and you can hear it through the video available below. Do you like it better than the previous song "Plagues Of Babylon" shared before? Either way, enjoy!
Bad guitarists, rejoice! A cappella power metallers Van Canto are releasing their new video, for the song "Badaboom", off their upcoming album Dawn Of The Brave, that will be released of February 7th, 2014 via Napalm Records. You can enjoy the really funny output here below.
Italian symphonic power metal rising stars Ancient Bards are ready to release their third album in 2014, the follow-up to 2011's Soulless Child, that will set the beginning of the second part of the Black Crystal Sword Saga. The guys seem to have not lost their passion for medieval times, as you can see by enjoying the crispy album trailer down here.
American grinders Misery Index are pleased to announce that they will be heading on a co-headlining tour across the Europe, together with their Canadian fellas Gorguts. Both bands will be performing in support of their newest releases. While Gorguts already released new album in August, this year - Colored Sands, Misery Index are still working on it, and are expecting to release it sometime in April/May.
In the middle of the writing process of their new album, Slipknot have shocked fans by announcing that they have parted ways with longtime drummer and important songwriter Joey Jordison, now busy with a new project called Scar The Martyr. The band says this decision happened for "personal reasons" and they will move forward with the new album release next year. This is a big turning point for the band.
Two metal bassists from the 'Big 4', Anthrax's Frank Bello and Megadeth's David Ellefson have joined their musical talents and formed a new band called Altitudes & Attitude. The new project from the two longtime friends will see the light of day through a self-titled EP out on January 14th, 2014 via Megaforce Records. You can now listen to an advance preview available over here. Alternatively, you can hear it through the player below.
Longtime Evile guitarist Oliver Michael "Ol" Drake has recently left the UK thrash metal band and the guitar virtuoso has now signed a multi-album worldwide recording deal with Earache Records, the same label of Evile. Ol Drake is currently working on his debut solo album, which is due to be released in 2014 under the project name of Old Rake and is set to include a number of guest musicians. So watch out for that.
Canadian veteran heavy metallers Anvil released their new album Hope In Hell this year via The End Records. Today they also debuted a brand new video which you can watch now here. The song chosen for the clip is called "Badass Rock N Roll". Check out the trio in action below.
It's been a while since Elysion's debut album Silent Scream has been released. But the good news is that the symphonic metallers new album called Someplace Better will be released on January 24th, 2014 via Massacre Records. Gustavo Sazes, who already worked for bands like Arch Enemy or Morbid Angel, is responsible for the cover artwork which you can see below as well as other details.
As they hadn't released a new album in almost two decades, Carcass also hadn't released a video in a very long time. But that is about to change because today Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil has debuted the new Carcass video for the song "Unfit For Human Consumption" off the latest Surgical Steel. Below you can watch the video and also the intro by Metallica's guitarist Kirk Hammett to help promote his upcoming horror convention.
With a new album called The Terror Tapes released earlier this year via AFM Records, Gama Bomb have debuted today a brand new video. The chosen song was "Backwards Bible" and the official video for it can be seen below. You can expect the usual good humour from the Irish thrashers.