"Symmetry In White" is the new video from New Orleans sludge metal veterans Crowbar, which was released today and can be seen below. The clip was helmed by Mike Holderbeast of Cement Level Studios (Goatwhore, High On Fire, Eyehategod), who previously directed the band's video for the track "Walk With Knowledge Wisely". You can expect to see Kirk Windstein as a minister and creepy nuns.
Legendary rockers Kiss continue to celebrate their 40th anniversary with the release of a deluxe two-CD version of their 1977 platinum-plus album, Love Gun, which is coming out on October 27th, 2014 on Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). The band's sixth studio recording Love Gun was the first album to feature lead vocal performances from all four original band members, and has since gone on to sell more than four million copies.
Latvian folk metallers Skyforger are one step closer to completing their new album. While their last album Kurbads came out almost 4 years ago, the wait is almost over to hear the new material. The recordings are completed and the album will now be mixed and mastered.
Virgin Steele is finally releasing a new album! Their label SPV/Steamhammer is proud to announce a new studio album for February/March 2015. This will be the first full-length album with brand new songs since The Black Light Bacchanalia which was released in 2010.
Bay Area thrashers Exodus are currently on their Latin American Tour. Sadly, they send their deepest sympathy to the loved ones of their fan Gustavo Molina, who has died of cardiac arrest shortly after the band's show in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 9th. Gustavo Molina, who was around 25 years old, reportedly played bass for the Argentinian thrash metal band Kronos.
Here is another band that will release a new album next year. Death metal veterans Malevolent Creation have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band is working on its 12th full-length album for a 2015 release. Their last album, Invidious Dominion, came out four years ago. Drummer Justin DiPinto is now in the band again after Gus Rios was fired.
Former Divine Heresy members Tommy Vext and Tim Yeung have reunited in Westfield Massacre, a brand new band also featuring guitarists Bill Hudson and Rick Di Marco. Former In This Moment and Scar The Martyr bassist Kyle Konkiel helped out during the pre-production process for their debut album. If you want a taste of this new band, listen to their first single "Darkness Divides" right here.
In sad news today, the world has lost another great musician. The former The Mars Volta keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens has died of a heart attack at the age of 38. He was currently playing with Jack White. Ikey Owens was out on tour with Jack White in Mexico when he died.
After Metallicaplayed in Antarctica, The Defiled turned a gigantic Iceberg into the most unlikely of gig venues in the Greenland Sea recently when Jägermeister Music UK invited the band to perform on top of the floating platform for the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig - which sees artists put to the test as they perform in unconventional, ice cold conditions. Braving freezing temperatures and fast flowing ice, the group performed the special set to a host of locals from the nearby town of Kulusuk. The band played songs from their latest album Daggers. Check out the documentary of the trip here.
"C'est La Vie" is the new video from Swiss hard rockers Gotthard and can now be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, Bang!, which was issued in North America via The End Records. The band is touring in support of their new record in Europe until November.
Season Of Mist has announced the signing of the American death metal band Hate Eternal helmed by founder, guitarist/vocalist and acclaimed producer Erik Rutan. Rutan and J.J. Hrubovcak are currently holed up in Rutan's Mana Recording studio (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore) recording a new album that will be released in early 2015. Are you excited to finally hear the follow-up to Phoenix Amongst The Ashes?
Veterans Diamond Head have lost their singer Nick Tart. He has quit the band after 11 years. The British metallers are already touring with a replacement. He has participated in two albums and guitarist Brian Tatler has no intention of working on a new album, according to him. Nick Tart now has a new band and they are writing material.
Florida death metal outfit Obituary has shared online a new song called "Inked In Blood" which is precisely the title track of their new album. The album release is only two weeks away. Get your death metal fix through the Soundcloud player right here.
Manowar have pulled out of the Loud Park Festival. Due to circumstances beyond either the promoter's or Manowar's control, the band will be unable to perform at Loud Park Festival on October 18th, 2014. The band will instead play 2 concerts at Zepp Diver City in Tokyo on October 29th and October 30th, 2014. The heavy metallers are currently hard at work on their next studio album as well.