Death metallers Vital Remains made the news this week after their vocalist Brian Werner entered an onstage dispute with a club owner at The Haven in Orlando. The video of the incident circulated online (and you can see it below). After seeing a cross hanging at the venue above the stage, Brian Werner removed it, which prompted the club owner to rush to the stage and grab the cross. Allegedly, the woman didn't leave the stage until the show ended. Brian Werner has now released a statement explaining that the club owner assaulted the band, and also security ended up removing them from the venue.
Here is a treat for TesseracT fans. As the band is about to release their first DVDOdyssey/Scala, the first clip you get to see is the band perform two parts from the revered "Concealing Fate" movement (One). Feast your eyes below on the beauty of "Concealing Fate Part 2 & 3" performed live by the U.K. band.
And so the teasing begins for Luca Turilli's Rhapsody upcoming album Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus. The symphonic power metallers have now shared the first album preview, that will give you a foretaste on this big epic coming your way. The first single, entitled "Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)" will be released on April 24th, 2015, which means you will be able to hear more soon.
American atmospheric black metal band Panopticon main man Austin L. Lunn has some news to share. He has started a small record label with his brother-in-law to release vinyl reissues of albums they love. This label is not for profit and every cent made goes back into releasing more albums by underground bands. You can get to know the label Lost Forty Recordings here. They already have three releases in the pipeline.
Seven Witches is putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2013's Rebirth album, tentatively titled The Way Of The Wicked. The new record by the heavy metal band is being mixed by Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Armored Saint) and will be distributed by ILS/Caroline in the U.S. All you can do now is wait to hear the final product.
Known for being a member of Manowar between 1988 and 1994, guitarist David Shankle is about to release the upcoming third full-length offering by his band, David Shankle Group. Titled Still A Warrior, it is due on April 24th in Germany and April 28th in the rest of the world via Pure Steel Records. Joining Shankle in DSG are vocalist Warren Halvarson, bassist Mike Streicher, and drummer Gabriel Anthony. Meanwhile, you can already listen to a new song below to get started!
You will do well to remember that at the beginning of this year, Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison revealed that he would be releasing Cheating The Polygraph on Kscope featuring new arrangements of many of his favourite Porcupine Tree songs, with performances from some of the world's best contemporary jazz players. Well, as of now you can have a taste of this release. Check out the video for "Hatesong/Halo" (the edited version) taken from his upcoming solo album exclusively at this location. Tasteful? Share your thoughts.
Sunset In The 12th House is a side-project of Dordeduh members Edmond "Huppogramus" Karban and Sol Faur, acting as a mostly instrumental quartet, which is completed by Dordeduh drummer Sergio Ponti and bass player Mihai Moldoveanu. Mozaic will be their debut album, and as the title suggests, the album is conceptualized to be a mosaic of sounds and themes, rather than going in a clear direction, the way Dordeduh does. The album will be released through Prophecy Productions on the 5th of June in Europe and a North American release is scheduled for the 9th of June.
After their acclaimed 2013 album The Formulas Of Death, Tribulation are now releasing The Children Of The Night very soon on April 20th in Europe and April 21st in North America via Century Media Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has now premiered another new tune, namely "The Motherhood Of God" which can be enjoyed fully here. Satisfy your curiosity now. How do you rate the new material from the extreme metallers unveiled so far?
Mourning Beloveth have broken the silence and updated on what's going on in the band at the moment. After releasing their last album Formless in 2013, the death/doom metallers have now joined forces with Ván Records. The band is currently working on a new EP, Rust & Bone, which will contain 3 new songs and should be released before the end of this year.
Here it is, "Bay Of Pigs," the first song you get to hear from Civil War's new album! The new video from the Swedish metal five-piece (with former members of Sabaton and Astral Doors) can be viewed below. The song is taken from Civil War's second album, Gods And Generals, which will be released via Napalm Records in May. So what did you think of "Bay Of Pigs"? Let us know.
Swedish stoner doom formation Monolord generously unveils another track from their soon-to-be-released sophomore album, Vænir. The ten-minute-long piece titled "Died A Million Times" is the third song to be shared ahead of the album's release on April 28th via Riding Easy Records. Thomas Jäger, guitarist/vocalist, says that "this track's theme is a bit different from the others. It's about getting lost in your mind. A psychedelic mind-trip evoking the feeling that you're dying. Over and over again." If you are curious, listen to it here!
California's Armored Saint are set to release their seventh studio album this summer. The album details have now all been revealed and it is titled Win Hands Down. The album is scheduled for release on June 2nd in North America, with release dates for June 1st in Europe/UK, and May 29th in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. A brand new video of the title track was recently shot by director Andrew Nethery, and is available for your viewing pleasure below. Get your heavy metal fix right now!
Finnish power metallers Burning Point have signed with AFM Records. Being an active part of the European power metal scene for the last 15 years, the band around mastermind/guitarist Pete Ahonen has added former Battle Beast vocalist Nitte Valo to the group's ranks in 2014 and is set to release their new album soon. Exact details are still under wraps for now. Meanwhile, a first song snippet (re-recorded 2015 version of the band's track "All The Madness") is available for streaming here below.