The final tour from iconic rock band Mötley Crüe will feature some more dates. In fact, the group has announced 21 more North American shows due to "overwhelming fan demand". The new shows will take place in October and December as part of the band's two-year "The Final Tour" cycle. Mötley Crüe's touring career will conclude on New Year's Eve, December 31st at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band began 34 years ago.
In just two weeks, the death metallers Six Feet Under will unleash the bestial wares of their Crypt Of The Devil full-length via Metal Blade Records. Now you get to hear another new song called "Gruesome", the album opener right here. It's already the third new tune made public by the band so far.
Ready for some more doom? No? But for the rest of you, the anticipated Vaenir album by the Swedes Monolord is now streaming at this location in its entirety. If the first 3 advance tracks left you wanting more riff-heavy goodness, now is your chance to hear it in full. Tell us what you think about it below.
Unisonic has recruited Edguy bassist Tobias Exxel for their performance at the Monsters of Rock festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Exxel will replace guitarist Mandy Meyer during Unisonic's performance at the Monsters of Rock festival on April 26th. Meyer has to sit out the band's festival performance due to a prior commitment for a U.S. tour with Swiss rockers Krokus.
"Strange Gateways Beckon", the new official music video from Swedes Tribulation, is now exclusively available for streaming through the YouTube down under. The track is taken off the group's newest album, The Children Of The Night, out from yesterday in Europe (and today in North America) through Century Media Records. Check it out, now!
More than a decade later, Finnish funeral doomsters Shape Of Despair are releasing a follow-up to Illusion's Play. And today is a big day because they are streaming the new song "Monotony Fields", taken from the new Shape Of Despair album of the same name. Also today, the band revealed the album cover art and tracklist. So you can take a look at all of that good stuff below. As for the music, enjoy it here. It's a 10-minute song to whet your appetite.
Here is some funeral doom metal for you delivered by Bell Witch. The Americans are releasing their second album Four Phantoms on the 28th of April via Profound Lore Records. Before that, you can stream the entire piece at this location and see if you like it. Did you enjoy the album and would you recommend it?
Sad news for post-metal fans all over the world; Irreversible have decided to lay their arms to rest. However, they decided to release a final, self-titled album (out on April 20th), so it is not all tears. Below is the message from their Facebook page. The album can be downloaded for name-your-price at their Bandcamp page where you can also listen to it.
Symphonic metallers Kamelot are about to start a trek in North America with DragonForce this April 25th in Mexico. However, those April and May shows aren't the only ones the band is doing in Canada and the United States. In fact, they'll return to the U.S. and Canada in support of new album Haven with a second leg starting in mid November. This will be their biggest North American headliner tour to date. See the dates below. DragonForce are the special guests once again.
AC/DC are currently performing with Chris Slade as their drummer since Phil Rudd is involved in a Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap case. Well, Rudd, 60, has pleaded guilty in Tauranga District Court to one charge of threatening to kill, as well as possession of cannabis and methamphetamine - charges he had earlier pleaded not guilty to. A second threatening to kill charge was withdrawn, according to The New Zealand Herald. The record shows that Rudd made calls to a colleague asking to have his former assistant "taken out."
Shining (NOR) have very good news to share. The follow-up to One One One (2013) is finally coming. The experimental/avantgarde group has joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see a new studio album released later this year supported by international touring. You can start anticipating the new material and Jørgen Munkeby says it will be one of their most varied albums.
The Swedish black metal wanderers Hypothermia have unveiled a new song online, called "Efterglöd". The track appears on the band's upcoming new album, Svartkonst, and is a little over seven-minute long instrumental composition. Presented in a form of a video featuring photography of Kim Carlsson (guitars/ex-Lifelover, Kall), "Eftergöld" is now available for your listening pleasure below. Dive into the abyss.
"INRI", the newly remastered song from Swiss extreme metal band Schammasch is now available for streaming below. Another song, "Black But Shining", is also streaming here. Both songs are taken from the band's debut album Sic Lvceat Lvx, which was originally released in 2010 and has now been remastered and to be released on May 18th via Prosthetic Records.
Weedeater have announced new European dates in May and June. The notorious Southern sludge outfit will hit the road accompanied by partners in crime Today Is The Day and tour in support of their forthcoming album Goliathan, to be released on May 18th (May 19th in US). The tour will start on May 29th with their performance at Temples festival in Bristol, U.K., and will end at Hellfest on June 21st.
Shortly after they revealed the departure of frontman Patryk Zwoliński, Blindead have already announced his replacement. The post-metallers will now be fronted by Jan Galbas. Some of you might know him for his work with acts such as: Ampacity and Octopussy. He also took over guitar duties on the band's upcoming fifth studio album.