Mael Mórdha has announced some sad news. The Gaelic doom metallers confirm that their frontman Roibéard Ó Bogail has left the band for personal reasons. The other Mael Mórdha members have made the decision to continue without Rob, the group's founding member.
Ladies and gentlemen, the third Souldrainer album is coming and it is called Architect. The Swedish melodic death metallers just revealed the cover artwork and tracklist of the album. Feast your eyes on it below. The band plans to release the album via ViciSolum Productions in 2014.
Guitar virtuoso Christian Muenzner, whom you might know as the guitarist of Obscura, Spawn Of Possession and Paradox, is working on his new solo album to follow 2011's Timewarp. His second album will be called Beyond The Wall Of Sleep and he launched a crowdfunding campaign for the album here. The money will be used to produce the album ready for release in May.
The Norwegian black metal project Khonsu has presented a new video for the song "Visions Of Nehaya", taken from their upcoming album. This new album is planned to be released this autumn, but Khonsu is also releasing a new EP called Traveller. For now, listen to "Visions Of Nehaya" on the video below with vocals by Terje Olsen (Chton, Eternal Silence, Killing For Company).
On May 4th, the new Xandria album, Sacrificium, will hit the stores via Napalm Records. This will also be the first album to feature new bassist Steven Wussow and new singer Dianne van Giersbergen. Today the band is unveiling what the album tracklist will look like and the first snippet of the upcoming single "Nightfall". Listen to it right here.
A couple of days ago, German heavy metal machine U.D.O. signed a long-term contract with their current label AFM Records. The new deal includes the release of 3 studio albums and 3 DVDs. After 27 years of existence, the band already released 14 full-length albums. Their latest, Steelhammer, came out last year in May.
In a surprising announcement, death metal legends Morbid Angel have announced that they are bringing their Covenant tour to Australia. Yes, that's exactly what you think it means. They are playing the whole Covenant album from start to finish, and a few classic goodies after that, of course.
As of now, you can hear the first new Sinbreed song taken from their new album. Their single "Bleed" has been released digitally and so the band took the opportunity to release a video for the song as well. Check out the new Sinbreed video for "Bleed" right here. How do you like the new song?
Another band joins the Napalm Records roster. German based outfit Megaherz have announced their signing to the Austrian label. Following their last album Götterdämmerung, the band is currently working on a new album, to be released this fall via Napalm Records.
Epica have presented the first part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band's sixth studio album that will be released in May through Nuclear Blast. It also previews the first music from the upcoming album. Don't miss out on the chance to listen to the first new material below.
In case you didn't know, symphonic metallers Stream Of Passion are preparing the release of a new album. A War Of Our Own, as it is called, is set for release on April 18th through Pias/Rough Trade. You can see how the album cover artwork will look like as well as check out the song titles right here.
The details of the follow-up to Mekong Delta's album Wanderer On The Edge Of Time are finally in. The German progressive thrash metal band announced that their new album is called In A Mirror Darkly and picks up thematically where its 2010 predecessor left off. It will be released in Scandinavia on April 23rd, in Germany on April 25th, in Europe on April 28th and in the USA on April 29th through SPV/Steamhammer. The cover and tracklist are available below. Take a look at them.