According to TVA Nouvelles and other sources, the last day of the Messe Des Morts festival, which was scheduled to take place yesterday (November 26th) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has been canceled "for safety reasons" following a protest against one of the event's performers with alleged ties to white supremacist groups, Graveland. Ulcerate, Mgła, Cult Of Fire and more performed on this year's festival.
After a busy festival summer in 2016, Rammstein will continue their streak of concerts by undertaking the world's stages again in 2017. The first shows for the summer of 2017 have been confirmed and will happen in Europe. See the dates below if you want to check out the band live. Will they release a new album in 2017? The Germans have been performing the new song "Ramm 4" at their most recent shows.
A few months ago, Memoriam revealed that they had signed a record deal with Germany-based metal giant Nuclear Blast. But before their label debut album entitled For The Fallen drops, the EP called The Hellfire Demos II will be released by the label on January 20th. It contains two demo versions of new tracks from this old school death metal machine and "Drone Strike" will exclusively appear on this EP! The band has a full album of material scheduled for recording during the spring of 2017, titled For The Fallen.
Swiss hard rock legends Krokus will release a new studio album, Big Rocks, on January 27th via Century Media. The disc sees the band paying tribute to bands and artists like Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Stepenwollf, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and many more by presenting their very own versions of classic tracks such as "My Generation", "Tie Your Mother Down", "Whole Lotta Love", "Quinn The Eskimo", "Born To Be Wild" and others.
Finnish death metallers Khanus have revealed the cover artwork of their new release which was designed by Pierre Perichaud (Business For Satan). You can check it out below. Their still untitled first full-length is planned for release on CD/LP on I, Voidhanger Records in early 2017. Stay tuned for more details on that.
By now, you know about the upcoming DVD from Nightwish, entitled Vehicle Of Spirit, due out on December 16th. So far, the band has released live clips from the show at Wembley. Now it's time to see the first video from the Tampere, Finland show. It's the performance of the Oceanborn song "Stargazers".
Italian death metallers Hour Of Penance haven't released new music since the 2014 album Regicide. However, their new offering Cast The First Stone is being unleashed next year and the first new music has just been revealed. Enjoy some brutal death metal, the new single "XXI Century Imperial Crusade" right now. The song is written from the perspective of someone serving during the Crusades.
Eternal Idol's new track "Is The Answer Far From God?" can now be streamed below. The tune is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album, The Unrevealed Secret, which will be released on December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl. In case you've never heard of the band, Eternal Idol is fronted by ex-Rhapsody Of Fire and Angra singer Fabio Lione in duet with Giorgia Colleluori.
Finnish power metal act Burning Point just launched the new video for the new tune "The King Is Dead, Long Live The King" online. The track appears on their new studio album, The Blaze, which has just been released via AFM Records. Check out the video and song below.
New Zealand post-metallers Into Orbit just announced their next release, the follow-up to 2014's Caverns. The new album, to be released in February 2017, will be named Unearthing. It will consist of 8 tracks, including the singles "Dark Matter" and "Gilgamesh". Below you can also check out the album's cover artwork created by Nick Keller.
Greek power metal masters Firewind, the group led by guitar-wizard Gus G., is starting the promotional campaign leading up to the release of their 8th studio album, Immortals, which will be released on January 20th, 2017 via the band's longtime label partner Century Media Records in Europe and AFM Records in North America. Therefore, a first single off the upcoming album is being released today. Check out the album's opening track "Hands Of Time" and share your impressions about it. How do you like new singer Henning Basse?
Deep Purple have decided to unveil today the first details of their new album and follow-up to 2013's NOW What?!. The legendary hard rockers will unleash the new album Infinite in 2017. So, start getting ready for new music! The band also released a small teaser to whet the appetite. More will be revealed soon.
Brent Hinds has broken his leg in a motorcycle accident, it has been revealed. The Mastodon guitarist/vocalist was about to play a few shows with his other band Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. Meanwhile, Mastodon are done with their new album, confirmed by Troy Sanders, which will be released next year. So, at least there's that!
Silence was reigning in the camp of Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast. But now this tranquility has come to an end and the band with frontwoman Noora Louhimo has returned and is set to release their fourth studio record titled Bringer Of Pain on February 17th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records! The cover artwork was crafted by Jan Yrlund. Check it out below as well as the album teaser.
Tengger Cavalry have a treat for their fans coming next month. The folk metallers revealed details about a new EP titled kAAn, which is dropping on December 12th. But before you get your hands on the output, you can check out one of the songs via Bandcamp called "Accused". Enjoy!