Behemoth just finished touring their home country of Poland. Eight of the nine shows went flawlessly but one show in Poznan was cancelled due to political reasons, according to the band. Well, now the band will be releasing a 12" vinyl EP entitled Xiadz which contains the previously unreleased tracks "Xiadz" from The Satanist recording session, "Towards The Dying Sun We March" from the Evangelion recording session, and also the re-recorded song "Moonspell Rites". Check out the video teaser of the EP below.
As you know, proggers Pain Of Salvation are about to release an acoustic album called Falling Home. The first track off this release is now being launched and you can check out the acoustic version of "Linoleum" right now right here. You might remember this track from their 2010 album Road Salt One. Enjoy!
Virgin Steele is finally releasing a new album! Their label SPV/Steamhammer is proud to announce a new studio album for February/March 2015. This will be the first full-length album with brand new songs since The Black Light Bacchanalia which was released in 2010.
You can now hear some new music from Giant Squid! The Sacramento progressive doom/post-metallers have released the first song off of their impending new album, Minoans. The track is called "Mycenaeans" and can be streamed over here. What do you think of cellist/vocalist Jackie Perez Gratz and company new material?
The Silverblack have just released an extensive preview of their forthcoming debut album, and the trailer can be seen here below. This band is a brand new industrial metal project formed by vocalist Claudio Ravinale (known for being the voice of Disarmonia Mundi, The Stranded and 5 Star Grave), the multi-instrumentalist and producer Alessio Nero Argento and multi-instrumentalist Zombie Sam.
Norwegian melodic black metallers Borknagar have been busy writing and with the pre-production for the follow up of Urd this year and have released an update regarding the process. Earlier this month, the band announced that they would begin tracking drums for the new album on October 16th. So, now you can start thinking about what the band will do next. The recordings have begun.
Bay Area thrashers Exodus are currently on their Latin American Tour. Sadly, they send their deepest sympathy to the loved ones of their fan Gustavo Molina, who has died of cardiac arrest shortly after the band's show in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 9th. Gustavo Molina, who was around 25 years old, reportedly played bass for the Argentinian thrash metal band Kronos.
The Finnish demonic horde Archgoat are about to release their new sonic blasphemy, The Apocalyptic Triumphator. The band's label Debemur Morti Productions confirms that this new album will be released this coming winter on CD, vinyl and digital download. This is also their first album since 2009's The Light-Devouring Darkness. Take a look at the album cover below which was handed by the artist Chris Moyen (Beherit, Blasphemy, etc.).
If you like tech death metal rejoice because you can now hear the entire new Beyond Creation album. Ahead of its official release on October 28th and October 24th worldwide via Season Of Mist, the Canadians are now revealing their forthcoming album in full. You can stream the entire Earthborn Evolution, the follow-up to the acclaimed debut The Aura, here or over here, among other options.
Here is another band that will release a new album next year. Death metal veterans Malevolent Creation have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band is working on its 12th full-length album for a 2015 release. Their last album, Invidious Dominion, came out four years ago. Drummer Justin DiPinto is now in the band again after Gus Rios was fired.
Former Divine Heresy members Tommy Vext and Tim Yeung have reunited in Westfield Massacre, a brand new band also featuring guitarists Bill Hudson and Rick Di Marco. Former In This Moment and Scar The Martyr bassist Kyle Konkiel helped out during the pre-production process for their debut album. If you want a taste of this new band, listen to their first single "Darkness Divides" right here.
In sad news today, the world has lost another great musician. The former The Mars Volta keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens has died of a heart attack at the age of 38. He was currently playing with Jack White. Ikey Owens was out on tour with Jack White in Mexico when he died.
After Metallicaplayed in Antarctica, The Defiled turned a gigantic Iceberg into the most unlikely of gig venues in the Greenland Sea recently when Jägermeister Music UK invited the band to perform on top of the floating platform for the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig - which sees artists put to the test as they perform in unconventional, ice cold conditions. Braving freezing temperatures and fast flowing ice, the group performed the special set to a host of locals from the nearby town of Kulusuk. The band played songs from their latest album Daggers. Check out the documentary of the trip here.
Pryapisme will release a new EP entitled Futurologie on February 9th, 2015 via Apathia Records. It will feature a massive 23-minute track "about space, cats and house rent," plus a full classical re-orchestration of this track. Over the next few months, they shall be revealing more info (and more sound), but be prepared, a new video clip is on its way. For now, watch the EP trailer below.
"C'est La Vie" is the new video from Swiss hard rockers Gotthard and can now be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, Bang!, which was issued in North America via The End Records. The band is touring in support of their new record in Europe until November.