The cover artwork for Reign Supreme, the brand-new upcoming album by US brutal tech-death metallers Dying Fetus and follow-up to 2009's Descend Into Depravity, have been revealed. Also a teaser for the album be streamed in the YouTube-video located below.
Progressive metal genius Devin Townsend has revealed the cover for his upcoming four-disc DVD box set entitled By A Thread - Live in London 2011, which is set for release on June 18th in Europe and June 19th in North America through InsideOut. The DVD box will contain the unique sold out UK shows of last fall where he performed all four albums Ki, Addicted, Ghost and Deconstruction.
German funeral doom metallers Ahab have revealed that the band's new album will be entitled The Giant and will be released in May. The band issued the following studio update on their Facebook page: "Here is the first video-teaser from our upcoming album The Giant which will be available in May 2012. Let us know what you think about it and spread the word."
The song featured in the teaser is called "Further South", taken from the new album.
After announcing the release date of their new album, Swedish technical metallers Meshuggah and Nuclear Blast have made the following announcement via Facebook: "Meshuggah have chosen Koloss as the title to their eighth studio album, set for North American release on March 27th and European release on March 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records."
Following the release of Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I in February 2011, US drone doom metallers Earth have now announced the details of a new album, the 2nd installment of the series, which will be titled Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II. The new album will be released by Southern Lord in North America on February 14th in CD, LP and digital download.
German power metallers Blind Guardian will be celebrating the band's 25th anniversary in 2012. The band is releasing the compilation Memories Of A Time To Come on January 20th, 2012 through Virgin/EMI Records, the full details of which can be found here.
In the days leading up to the release of the compilation, the band has launched "Guardian TV", a series of videos. Episode 1 of the series with questions submitted by the fans can be seen below.
"Fisheye", a brand new video from Norwegian avantgarde metallers Shining (NOR) is now available for viewing below. The song is taken from the band's latest album Blackjazz, released in 2010 by Indie Recordings. The video was directed by Kyrre H. Larsen.
The final details of Incurso, the first album for Relapse Records from Swedish tech-titans Spawn Of Possession have been announced.
Now confirmed to infest North American audiences on March 13th, Incurso was recorded with engineer Magnus Sedenberg at Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden, and offers up nearly an hour's worth of the band's layered death metal urgency.
US speed metallers Helstar have announced that they will be celebrating the band's 30 year anniversary by recording an upcoming show for a DVD. The band issued the following: "Happy new year everyone! Can you believe that 2012 marks 30 years since the formation of Helstar? This calls for an epic celebration!"
US alternative metallers Gwar released the final track that was recorded with Cory Smoot, "Flattus Maximus", who suddenly passed away this year, as a tribute to his memory. The track is a cover of Dayglo Abortions 1993 song "Isn't This Disgusting." The song is available through iTunes at this location. All proceeds from the sale of the track will be given to the Smoot Family Fund in honor of the guitarist.
French metallers Alcest have posted a sample online from the song "Faiseurs De Mondes" and you can listen to it at this location. The band also posted a promo clip from a second song, "Autre Temps". Both songs are taken from their upcoming new album Les Voyages De L'âme, which is due for release on January 6th, 2012. Check out the clip below. More album details here and here.
"Meet The Enemy", a brand new track from Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie is now streaming online. Head over to the band's Facebook to listen to it or check it out below. The song is taken from their upcoming album Helvetios, due out on February 10th, 2012 (Europe) and February 28th, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details here.