04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
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.
Austria's symphonic metallers Serenity have released a new video! They will unleash their fifth album, Codex Atlanticus, on January 29th via Napalm Records. Codex Atlanticus is a concept album about Leonardo Da Vinci, and while you won't get the full impact by hearing one song, "Follow Me" is a good place to start. Take a few minutes and listen to the song on the player below.
Lacuna Coil have lost yet another member. In the last two years, the band parted ways with drummer Cristiano "Criz" Mozzati and guitarist Cristiano Migliore. Now long-time guitarist Marco Emanuele Biazzi has also left the group. Lacuna Coil recently entered BRX Studio in Milan to record their new album, Delirium, for a tentative May release via Century Media.
After joining Napalm Records, Walls Of Jericho, the five-piece metalcore band from Detroit, Michigan, will release its new album, No One Can Save You From Yourself, on March 25th via Napalm Records, eight years after their latest release. Now both the album artwork and tracklist have been revealed. Check them out below and get ready for the band's comeback.
German power metal band Sinbreed will release its new album, Master Creator, on February 26th, 2016 via AFM Records in case you didn't know. They shared a first taste of the album by releasing a lyric video for the song "Creation Of Reality" and you can enjoy it below. It's been two years since they released Shadows. How do you like the new song?
Technical death metal outfit Rivers Of Nihil has amicably parted ways with drummer Alan Balamut, who was in the band for the last two years. With Alan's departure, Rivers Of Nihil welcome Dylan Potts. To showcase his talent behind the kit, the band has filmed a new drum play-through for the track "Perpetual Growth Machine," taken from their latest album Monarchy. You can watch it below.
How about a new song from German a cappella power metal band Van Canto? They will release a new album called Voices Of Fire on March 16th, 2016 via earMUSIC. As a first taste of the new release, the band brings you the lyric video for the first single "Clashings On Armour Plates," which can be viewed below. "Clashings On Armour Plates" marks a new chapter in Van Canto's musical story - metal vocal musical. The first song of the album to see the light of day perfectly demonstrates that the six musicians of Van Canto are not only able to imitate instruments such as guitars, basses and keyboards but first and foremost tell stories.