Intronaut will hit the road again after a short break and a recent tour with Tesseract. The band has been on the road in support of their current album, Habitual Levitations, ever since its release on Century Media in March of 2013. This special run of shows is in celebration of the band's 10-year anniversary. Canadians Anciients will be supporting them throughout the whole tour (except on the last date in LA).
Americans After The Burial are pleased to confirm a string of headlining tour dates across the United States, scheduled for this September and October. Several bands will be joining them on the road: Texas In July, I Declare War, Reflections, and Come The Dawn. All confirmed dates so far can be seen below, with more to follow.
Italy's Lacuna Coil announced their first European headlining tour in support of the band's latest new album Broken Crown Halo, released in March, 2014. Joining the band on all dates will be Americans Motionless In White (who are debuting their new album Reincarnate in Europe), and Devilment - the new horror metal project from Cradle Of Filth's frontman Dani Filth. Dates can be found below the official tour flyer.
After confirming a European tour with Korpiklaani and Týr, scheduled for this November/December, the Swedes Sabaton are pleased to announce another set of European dates in early 2015. This time the official support will come from Finnish labelmates Battle Beast as well as Dutch symphonic metal band Delain. Check out the official dates down under!
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All announce the release of their upcoming new album, The Last Act Of Defiance, to be released on the following dates: September 29th, 2014 in Europe, Australia/NZ and September 30th in North America via Century Media Records. The Last Act Of Defiance was produced by long time friend and producer Tue Madsen who recorded the album at Nova Studio in Staten Island, NY while mixing it in his own Antfarm Studio in Denmark.
British melodic death metal act Engraved Disillusion announce the release of their sophmore album, to be entitled The Eternal Rest. Artwork for The Eternal Rest will be created by Colin Marks at Rainsong Design (Nevermore, Scar Symmetry, Sylosis). The follow up to 2011's Embers Of Existence debut is due for release in late 2014. The band also unveiled a complete tracklist of the album, and can be seen below.
"Benighted is proud to welcome Bert (guitars) and Pierre Arnoux (bass/backing vocals) in the band for the summer festival appearances! Bert (High For A Dive, Sorastrella, Soulbreeder, ex-Winds Of Torment) was already a member of the Benighted family as he joined the band for the 'Morbid Angel Tour' in 2011 and the 'Summer Sickness Tour' in 2012. We are also very glad to welcome Pierre (High For A Dive, Poumon, Aabsinthe) in the team!"
Swiss noisemongers Kruger are about to release their brand new, fifth studio album. The quintet is announcing Adam And Steve album, to be released on October 13th on Listenable Records (vinyl version via Pelagic Records). Produced by the band and mixed by Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna), Adam And Steve is carrying on with the band's tasty mix of Entombed, Converge, Breach and Tool, which set them as one of Europe's most reliable post-metal acts. Other details can be found below as well as the album's title track.
Danish heavy metal veterans King Diamond announced that bass player Hal Patino is no longer part of the group. As it was officially stated, Hal has been fired from the band for the second time (the first time was in 1990). He was part of the group between 1987 and 1990, and again from 2000 till recently. Below you can read the short statement from the frontman King Diamond, regarding this departure.
Swedes HammerFall are pleased to announce a string of European tour dates in early 2015 in support of the band's upcoming new album (r)Evolution, to be out on August 27th in Sweden, August 29th in Europe, September 1st in the UK and September 2nd in the US. Supporting them on the road will be German power metal act Orden Ogan (currently working on a new release) and new super group Serious Black (feat. Roland Grapow, Thomen Stauch, Urban Breed and more). You can find all confirmed tour dates down under.
Chicago-based melodic death metallers Starkill have announced the release for their sophomore album, entitled Virus Of The Mind. The release is scheduled for the following dates: October 14th in North America, and October 20th, 2014 in Europe, Australia/New Zealand. Once again the band collaborated with engineer and producer Chuck Macak. Virus Of The Mind will contain 10 new tracks, which will be unveiled in the near future. However, the cover artwork is already available for your eyes and can be seen below.
Having celebrated thirty years since the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Doro Pesch will be bringing her career-spanning anniversary tour across the ocean to North America this fall. A string of tour dates will be executed in October, and you can check them out now.
Dubai-based extreme metallers Nervecell are pleased to announce their union with Unique Leader Records for a worldwide multi-album deal. So far the band released two full length studio albums, Preaching Venom (2008) and Psychogenocide (2011). Currently they are working on new material, of which further developments will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
The Swedes King Of Asgard have just released their new, third full-length studio album Karg. Additonaly, the band also unveiled a new official video for the track "The Runes Of Hel", which appears on the new album. The video, which was directed by Rickard Moneus, is now available for viewing through the YouTube player. Check it out!
Norwegian rockers Audrey Horne are set to release a brand new studio album, to be entitled Pure Heavy, on September 19th in Norway, September 26th/29th in rest of Europe, and on October 7th in North America via Napalm Records.