Things aren't going well for AC/DC lately. Recently, their founding guitarist Malcolm Young left the band after his family announced he was suffering from dementia. Now drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to procure murder of two men in New Zealand. He has appeared in New Zealand's Tauranga District Court where he was charged with the attempted murder as well as drug charges and was subsequently released on bail. The identities of the intended victims and potential hitman have been suppressed by the judge.
Originally Jesper Strömblad cited recovery from alcoholism as the main reason for leaving popular Swedish band In Flamesback in 2010. But the guitarist has now announced on his Facebook page while answering questions from fans that the main reason was that he and the rest of the band saw the band heading in different directions. Indeed it would appear that Jesper would've preferred the band to stay a melodic death metal band as opposed to the more alternative metal/rock approach they have adopted over the last decade or so.
Entombed A.D. which is a slightly renamed version of Swedish death metallers Entombed (detailed here) have released a new track called "Vulture And The Traitor" from their forthcoming album Back To The Front. One does wonder if the song title has anything to do with the split between the original band into two. Enjoy the new tune right here now!
North Carolina metallers Corrosion Of Conformity have a new album due out on the 23rd of June in Europe and June 24th in North America. The band came up with the incredibly imaginative title of IX. They have previously released "The Nectar" from this album. Recently, the band premiered the new track "On Your Way," available here, and "Trucker" is currently streaming over here.
The very kind gentlemen that are Hellyeah are currently streaming their entire new album Blood For Blood on YouTube. This means you can already listen to the full release right here below. The album is due out on the 10th of June via Eleven Seven Music. So dig in and crank it to eleven.
The new Mastodon track is here. It is called "Chimes At Midnight" from their new album Once More 'Round The Sun, which the band had already teased before. Well, now you can listen to the whole new 5-minute song right here through the YouTube clip below.
Remember Morgoth? Well, they're a German death metal band. They released a couple of albums in the 1990s including Odium. They reformed in 2010, did some shows, released a live album and took a break in 2012. Now they're working on material for a new studio album.
Down's new EP Down IV - Part Two has been made available for streaming via Soundcloud with the physical CD release scheduled for the 13th of May, 2014. Their new EP clocks at over 35 minutes and is available for streaming here or also here, in case the first link isn't available in your region.
After sharing the first taste of new material, Machine Head's main man Robb Flynn has released a lengthy update on the band's the new album. Currently in recording mode, Robb Flynn discusses specific new songs and lyrics for the new album and says it will not be like The Blackening. You can read all about it here below.
The boys from Prong are back at it with a new rifftastic tune called "Turnover." This song will be featured on the new album Ruining Lives, released through Steamhammer/SPV in Scandinavia on April 23rd, in Germany on April 25th, in the rest of Europe on April 28th and will be made available in North America on May 13th. Check out the song below.
And the name of the new Overkill album is.... White Devil Armory! The band revealed it on their official Twitter account and also promised more details soon. For now, it is known that some song titles include "Pig," "Where There's Smoke" and "Amorist." Also, the album is tentatively due out in July in North America via eOne Music and in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records.
California thrashers Hirax have been kind enough to let us listen to their new album Immortal Legacy in its entirety online. How nice of them! The album has been released in Europe and comes out in the rest of the world on March 4th. It's being released by SPV/Steamhammer, known for their old school style roster. How do you like the new album?
Veteran death metallers Cannibal Corpse have been working on new material. The band is heading off to the studio this weekend to start tracking album number thirteen at Audio Hammer Studios with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver). The band's bassist Alex Webster confirmed the news posting an image via Instagram with the caption: "Pat and Paul jamming new Cannibal songs. Recording starts this weekend."
Back from the dead, Massacre have recently released a new song called "As We Wait To Die" from their forthcoming album Back From Beyond. Get your fix of death metal by listening to the track below. The record will be released on March 24th, 2014 in Europe and April 1st, 2014 in North America via Century Media Records.
Groove thrashers Machine Head have revealed the artwork for a new single featuring the demo for new track "Killers And Kings". The single will be released on Record Store Day (April 19th) on a 10" vinyl with the B-side containing an Ignite cover "Our Darkest Days / Bleeding." For now, there is no news on their upcoming new album release date.