French guitar virtuoso Stéphan Forté recently announced his brand new solo album Enigma Opera Black to be released via Zeta Nemesis Records on October 28th, 2014. This is Forte's first studio album in three years and the first released on his brand new label Zeta Nemesis. Without the constraint of outside pressure and forces, the guitarist was able to swing for the fences in a way he hadn't in the past. Listen to the first two songs "Zeta Nemesis" featuring guitarist Marty Friedman and "Enigma Opera Black" featuring Andy James here.
Technical death metallers Origin reveal the details of their new album, Omnipresent. Due out on July 8th in North America via Nuclear Blast (July 4th in Europe through Agonia Records), the opus features a cover artwork crafted by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Kataklysm, Exodus) which can be seen below. As for new music, you will have to wait a little bit longer for that.
Melodic death metallers Nightrage are currently dedicated to writing material for their sixth full-length studio album. Guitarist Marios Iliopoulos has started recording the pre-production demos at Ludvig Haby Studios. The band's latest output, Insidious, was released in September 2011 via Lifeforce Records.
Polish technical death metallers Lost Soul have set September 24th as the release date for the upcoming compilation Genesis - XX Years Of ChaoZ. But the band also announced that they are looking for a new drummer. They plan to start recording the new album in March 2013.
Truth Inc Records Australia have signed melodic death/thrash act Mors Principium Est from Finland. The label will be releasing the band's forthcoming new album in December throughout Australia. The band previously signed with the German label AFM Records for Europe and the US. The Marquee Records/Avalon label will release their new album in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Melodic death metal band Deviant Syndrome from Moscow has kicked off their second album recording sessions. The work entitled 66 Ways To Redemption will include nine versatile songs connected in one strong concept. The plot of the story is held in secret. Musicians characterize their work to be significantly heavier than Inflicted Deviations reaching far into adjacent genres. Alongside thrash, black and technical death elements, one may hear modern metalcore-like riffs. The album is planned to be released in autumn 2012.
"Ill Will Future", the brand new track from The Stranded, a new project featuring Ettore Rigotti and screamer Claudio Ravinale from Disarmonia Mundi, guitarist Elliot Sloan and keyboard player Alessio NeroArgento, is currently streaming at this location. The song is taken from their forthcoming debut album entitled Survivalism Boulevard, which is scheduled for release on July 2nd via Coroner Records. More album details were previously reported here.
US death metal act Nile has revealed the cover artwork of their upcoming album At The Gate Of Sethu, produced by Seth Siro Anton (Soilwork, Paradise Lost, Septicflesh), which can be seen below. The new album will be released in Europe on June 29th and in the US on July 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records.
Swedish death metallers Miseration have revealed details about their newest album, Tragedy Has Spoken. The cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Pär Olofsson (Immortal, Abysmal Dawn, Immolation, The Faceless) and can be seen below. The first track from the new album will make its online debut on May 9th.
Poly-instrumentist Ettore Rigotti and screamer Claudio Ravinale from Disarmonia Mundi (the Italian death metal act known for the presence of Björn "Speed" Strid from Soilwork on its ranks) formed with guitarist Elliot Sloan (also known for being a professional skater in the Tony Hawk team) a brand new band called The Stranded. Keyboard player Alessio NeroArgento has been subsequently added to the line-up.
"Reject The Mould", a brand new song from Spanish melodic death metallers Rise To Fall is currently streaming online at the band's Facebook page. The song comes off their upcoming new album titled Defying The Gods, which will be released on April 9th via Coroner Records.
Tony Lazaro, guitarist of US death metallers Vital Remains, was recently interviewed by Metal Hangar 18 after the band's March 2nd performance in Sofia, Bulgaria, and confirmed that the band will record their new album in the summer and plan to release it this year.
Australian guitarist Paul Wardingham has announced The Human Affliction as the title of his new instrumental concept album to be released this year. Wardingham released his debut album Assimilate Regenerate in 2011 through Enigmatic Records.
The members of Temple Of The Black Moon, a new project featuring Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth), Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, The Damned Things), King ov Hell (formerly of Gorgoroth and Ov Hell) and John Tempesta (formerly of White Zombie and now drumming with The Cult) have been in the studio in Bergen, Norway, recording their upcoming debut album.
"For The Wicked", a brand new lyric video from US deathcore/death metal band Impending Doom is now available online for viewing below. The track is the first single from the band's fourth full-length album Baptized In Filth, which will be released on March 13th via eOne Music.