Instrumental progressive band Animals As Leaders are currently streaming a brand new song, "The Brain Dance", from the upcoming fourth album, The Madness Of Many. The album will be released on November 11th via Sumerian Records and it was produced by the band members, with guitarist Javier Reyes handling the final mix. Enjoy the new song on the player below.
NWOBHM giants Quartz announced on their Facebook page that their original vocalist Mike "Taffy" Taylor passed away on September 27th. Taylor's last album with the band was 1980's sophomore effort, Stand Up And Fight, featuring the singles "Stoking Up The Fires Of Hell" and the title track.
Swedish metal band Narnia released its seventh studio album Narnia yesterday and at the same time the third single, "I Still Believe" is launched. The single is also released along with a music video, produced by Mats Vassfjord, which you can check out in the player below. The song is a powerful faith-statement from the band, and in reviews from all over the world has been selected as one of the album's highlights.
Wovenwar will release a successor to their first self-titled album on October 21st via Metal Blade Records. More aggressive and fluid, Honor Is Dead was written with contributions from all members, while the music for Wovenwar was mostly written before vocalist Shane Blay joined the band. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that sounds truly unified, and hungry. First preview of Honor Is Dead and first single "Censorship" can be viewed at this location where the record can also be pre-ordered in various formats or you can watch the video below.
After the release of two videos from the last album Repentless and revealing that they won't release a new album until 2018 - Slayer comes with a new, and also the last music video of the Repentless video trilogy. The clip was directed by BJ McDonnell, who also directed the whole video trilogy. The final story takes us into a world that is especially sinister in tone, with the dark and the light colliding. Check out the "Pride In Prejudice" video below.
Sweden's metal/hard rock outfit Bullet just announced that they signed a new record deal with the label Steamhammer/SPV. The quintet from Växjö is among the most active groups on the Scandinavian metal scene. At the moment, Bullet is writing songs for an album being aimed for release in early 2017.
Game time! Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have just announced Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, an action-packed, free-to-play RPG steeped in Iron Maiden mythology, which will launch worldwide this summer on iOS and Android platforms.
Following the release of the EP Torture Tactics in early 2015, the Swedish death metal machine The Resistance, featuring ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, returns with their long awaited new album. Coup De Grace is described as hard bitten and brutal, and will be released on January 22nd, 2016 via earMUSIC. Today we bring you the first taste of what to expect. Watch the lyric video for the song "Death Blow" on the player below.
Soulfly released their tenth studio album, Archangel, in 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band will embark on a European headlining tour in early 2016 in support of Archangel and because of that they have released a lyric video of epic proportions for the track "Titans". Watch the video below and catch them throughout Europe with King Parrot and Incite.
Thrash metal band Onslaught will release a new concert CD/DVD, Live At The Slaughterhouse, on February 26th via AFM Records. The 13-song set captures two performances in the U.K. (Bristol and London) during their Thrash Assault Tour. If you want to get your hands on this gem, pre-order here.
Conan, the doom metal outfit, will return to North America this March in support of the new album Revengeance which will be out on January 29th via Napalm Records. The Seattle, Washington sludge metal band Serial Hawk will be their special guests on this tour. The tour is set to kick off March 3rd in Chicago, IL and will run through March 26th in Seattle, WA. The trek will also include a stop at this year's SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Check out the dates below.
A few days ago, gothic metallers The 69 Eyes shared all the details about their upcoming album Universal Monsters which will be released on April 22nd via Nuclear Blast. They promised that the first single and video would be released this January 15th and you can enjoy it now below. The clip for "Jet Fighter Plane" was directed by Ville Juurikkala who also created the Universal Monsters cover artwork, which portrays The 69 Eyes members in movie monster lighting, showing them as classic and timeless creatures.
Start your day by listening to another new Obscura song. The German tech metallers continue to share new songs from the upcoming new album Akróasis, which will be released February 5th, 2016 via Relapse Records. The 5-minute track you can hear today is called "The Monist". Tell us your verdict on the song. Is the new album sounding promising so far?
Los Angeles progressive metal band Redemption have shared new music from their impending opus. The group will release its sixth full-length, The Art Of Loss, on February 26th via Metal Blade Records. Containing over 70 minutes of passion, melody, aggression and complexity, The Art Of Loss was produced once again by Tommy Hansen, who worked with the band on 2009's Snowfall On Judgment Day. The cover artwork was also created by long-time Redemption collaborator Travis Smith. You can hear the first sounds of the album in the new lyric video for the song "Damaged", featuring Marty Friedman, below.