After releasing two tracks as a foretaste, UK-based death metal legion Cruciamentum is currently streaming their first full-lenght album entitled Charnel Passages in its entirety, exclusively at The Quietus. The opus will be officially released on the 4th of September by Profound Lore Records. Go ahead and explore!
Century Media, one of the best-known independent heavy metal labels in the world, will be acquired for $17 million by Sony Music Entertainment, according to Music Business Worldwide. The company is apparently valued somewhere between $15 million and $20 million, and has more than 50 staff across the U.S. and Europe.
German power metal veterans Helloween have officially announced that they will tour Indonesia again for the fifth time. The upcoming Indonesia Tour is part of their My God-Given Right tour, the band's 15th album which was released in May 2015. The band will come to Indonesia after playing at Japan's Loudpark and touring Australia.
Canadian extreme mongers Revenge joined the Season Of Mist family this year. The duo of chaos extremists have completed work on their anticipated new album, titled Behold.Total.Rejection. The new album will be released by Season of Mist on November 13th. The album's tracks include "Desolation Insignia", "Hate Nomad", "Wolf Slave Protocol (Choose Your Side)", "Scum Defection (Outsider Neutralized)", and more. The album artwork and official tracklist will be released in the weeks to come.
Michael Monroe will release his new studio album, Blackout States, on Friday, October 9th via Spinefarm Records. The 13-track follow-up to 2013's Horns And Halos was produced by Chips Kiesbye in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, Finland. The band has shared now the album tracklist and cover. You can check out both below. As for the music, the first single is being released on September 4th. Stay tuned for that.
Ævangelist, the duo purveyors of blackened death metal, have announced Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss as the follow-up to last year's Writhes In The Murk. Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss is due out October 9th, with an LP release come December, through 20 Buck Spin.
Doomsters Avatarium have recently announced the release of their upcoming album The Girl With The Raven Mask set for October 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records. And today, the band shares the first appetizer in form of the lyric video precisely for the title track, "Girl With The Raven Mask". It's a little faster than usual for Avatarium. Don't miss it below. What do you think about it?
Earlier this month, the American death metallers Horrendousrevealed all about their new albumAnareta, scheduled for an October 27th release via Dark Descent Records. And now it's time to hear some of the music from it as the band have unveiled the track "Sum Of All Failures" which can now be streamed online at this location. Have fun!
Featuring members of Tsjuder, Insense, The Cumshots and She Said Destroy, the Norwegian quintet Beaten To Death will release Unplugged, following 2013's Dødsfest!, on October 9th through Mas-Kina Recordings. A new single, entitled "Don't You Dare To Call Us Heavy Metal", from the upcoming album can be streamed below.
With their new album to showcase, TesseracT have announced a string of tour dates for Europe as well as North America. The band will be promoting Polaris later this year. The band has tapped ERRA, Skyharbor and The Contortionist to support them on the North American run. In Europe, the trek is happening in 2016 and they will be joined by The Contortionist too. Check out all the dates below.
Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant Thursday at the California home of Gene Simmons, but the Kiss bassist/vocalist and his family are not considered suspects. The rocker's publicist said the police visit was connected with a crime that may have occurred on the property last year while Simmons was away touring with Kiss.
The Finns Poisonblack have bad news for their fans. The band is going on an indefinite hiatus. The band's latest release had been 2013's album Lyijy but according to guitarist/singer Ville Laihiala (ex-Sentenced), it's time for the band to stop. They decided to lay the band to rest for now.
Finnish power metallers Stratovarius will release their new album, Eternal, on September 11th via the earMUSIC label. Recently, the band has shared an intimate tour of the album via a 12-minute behind-the-scenes mini-documentary, which can now be seen below. The studio documentary spotlights the band in the studio recording, along with interviews about the new material.
Following an upcoming Japanese tour together with Watain and Inquisition, Tribulation have now also been confirmed to appear as main support on a string of UK dates with Paradise Lost, with Lucifer opening. Additionally, the Swedes Tribulation have also announced two headline shows. This means there will be plenty of chances to check out the new songs live, from their new album The Children Of The Night released in April 2015 through Century Media.