2013 was truly an eventful year for German metallers Dew-Scented. The band released a special anniversary compilation Insurgent, toured Europe with Testament in April, performed at several outstanding festivals (including the inaugural Full Metal Cruise as well as Wacken Open Air) and then finished the year by touring Europe again with Death Angel. Leaving that behind, the main focus for Dew-Scented in 2014 will be the intense work on their 10th full-length studio album, which shall see the light in early 2015, tentatively.
California's extreme metallers Embryonic Devourment will hit the road next month as part of the 'Brutal Alliance Tour 2014' in support of their latest newest release, Reptilian Agenda, out since December, 2013. The band will be joined by Abolishment Of Flesh and The Opaque on a two-week march across the West, Southwest and Midwestern United States.
Tech death metal outfit Gigan will hit the road across the United States this coming May, to execute 'Ceremonies And Hallucinations Tour'. This one-month long tour starts on May 2nd in Appleton, WI and will be concluded on May 25th in Las Vegas, NV together with Negură Bunget, who will be also touring across US in May/June. The complete list of tour dates awaits you under the official flyer.
Swedish death thrashers Facebreaker came forward with a statement revealing that they have parted ways with their long time guitarist Mika Lagrén. Mika was part of Facebreaker for 12 years and has contributed his share as guitarist to all four full-length studio albums the band has released.
The official new album details from Brazilian black metal horde Patria are here. First of all, the band is very pleased to announce that they have recently signed with Indie Recordings, which will unleash their upcoming effort, Individualism, on April 21st (Norway/Europe) and April 25th (Germany/Austria). The album mastering was made by Øystein Garnes Brun from the almighty Borknagar, and the cover art was created by the artist Costin Chioreanu. Other details are available below, as well as the band's new single "Blood Storm Prophecy", which can be streamed through the YouTube player.
Italian outfit Eldritch premiere a brand new official video clip for the track "Alone Again", taken off their recently released album Tasting The Tears, out in stores from February 17th. The video was shot by Luca Passerotti and directed by Skrotosound. You can check it out below through YouTube.
The first band confirmations of the 12th Metal Female Voices Festival edition are here. The festival will take place in mid October (17th - 19th), and as usual in the same venue as in previous years - Oktoberhallen, Wieze, Belgium. Regular pre-sale tickets will go on sale soon. The line-up with the first band confirmations can be seen below.
Great news for the Australian fans of Anathema. The band has just announced the Australian Weather Systems Tour, which will happen this August. This three-date tour will visit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Anathema is currently working on the follow-up to the Weather Systems album.
Swedish metallers The Haunted has started recording an 8th studio album at Antfarm Studio in Denmark with the revamped band line-up featuring founding members Jonas Björler (bass) and Jensen (guitars), returning members Adrian Erlandsson (drums) and Marco Aro (vocals), and the newest member Ola Englund (guitars). The new album is expected to be released this coming summer. More details about it will be announced in the near future.
"Feel What I Feel", a brand new official video from Swiss hard rockers Gotthard, is now available for viewing through the YouTube player below. This track is taken off their forthcoming new product - Bang! - to be out on 4th of April via Nuclear Blast Records. More album details can be found at this location.
A couple of days ago, German heavy metal machine U.D.O. signed a long-term contract with their current label AFM Records. The new deal includes the release of 3 studio albums and 3 DVDs. After 27 years of existence, the band already released 14 full-length albums. Their latest, Steelhammer, came out last year in May.
Behold, fresh news from the Down camp. The sequel to Down IV - Part One is finished and set for release. It will simply be called Down IV - Part Two and will be released on May 13th, 2014. The new EP was tracked at Nodferatu's Lair (vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio) and produced by Michael Thompson. The rest of details - artwork and tracklist - can be checked out below.
Post-metal band from Finland Callisto and Svart Records have agreed on a record deal that will put the band's fourth, yet untitled, album out this November 2014. A long, nearly 12 year journey with Fullsteam Records has thus come to its end. The band's latest album, Providence, was released more than 5 years ago (February 18th, 2009).
Attention! This May German extreme doomsters Worship and Americans Loss (USA) will join forces to march across the European grounds. The two-week tour spreads over first half of May, and will also include an appearance at Dordrecht Doomdays IV, on May 10th. The tour list, that has some countries (6th and 8th of May) and venues to be announced in near future, can be seen below.