"My Witness, Your Victim" is the second new video revealed by the Montreal melodic death metallers The Agonist off their new album Eye Of Providence. After showcasing the album opener "Gates Of Horn And Ivory", the band now fronted by Vicky Psarakis reveals yet another taste of new material. Are you pleased with this song?
Death metallers Morgoth have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming comeback album Ungod. The opus will be released on March 30th, 2015 in Europe and April 7th in North America by Century Media Records and boasts cover art by the always busy Greek cover designer Seth Siro Anton (Paradise Lost, Soilwork, Moonspell, etc.). Take a look at the artwork here. What do you think about it?
As they are gearing up for the release of their new record Into The Wild Life, hard rockers Halestorm have launched a new official video for the single "Apocalyptic". Watch the final product below. Mark your calendars for the album's release on April 3rd in Europe, April 6th in the UK, and April 7th in North America.
Power metallers Blind Guardian have announced the addition of Dutch bassist Barend Courbois to the group's ranks. He was the band's live bassist since 2012. Courbois has played over 4,000 shows and recorded over 60 albums. He has worked with such musicians as Adrian Vandenberg (Whitesnake), Zakk Wylde and Atma Anur (Journey). In 2004, he was voted best metal and all-around bass player by Guitar Player magazine.
Spinefarm Records is proud to welcome Airbourne to their roster. Airbourne, the champions of the hard rock cause, have signed a worldwide deal with the label. Now, with album number 4 likely to be released later this year, Airbourne have joined forces with Spinefarm Records in a new global deal that sees Spinefarm partnering with Universal Germany's Vertigo imprint for the German-speaking markets. The group is working on new material at the moment.
Singer Tony Harnell (ex-TNT) is teaming up with guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) again for a brand new Starbreaker album! Frontiers Music Srl will unleash the album in early 2016. The band has released two albums so far, the last one being Love's Dying Wish from 2008. Stay tuned for further details about this.
Down have released a new video for the song "We Knew Him Well" which can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Southport Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana by Mike Holderbeast and the Cement Level crew. Check out the sludge metallers live in action performing a song from their latest EP Down IV - Part Two. Enjoy the heaviness below!
Currently touring in Europe, the bassist Ted Lundström of Swedish death metallers Amon Amarth recently did an interview with Metal Recusants at Colchester Arts Centre, United Kingdom. He has confirmed that the group is working on new material and that the successor of Deceiver Of The Gods should be released sometime next year.
How about a new tune from Voivod? The Canadian metal innovators recently recorded a new song for a split 7" vinyl release with Century Media labelmates At The Gates. The collector's item will be available in stores on April 7th and you can now check out the Voivod 7-minute track, "We Are Connected", in the YouTube clip below.
Drummer Mika Kristian "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen has announced that he is leaving the Finns HIM. He has been in the band for a long time, since 1999 and now leaves because he feels it's time to move on and pursue his own musical interests. However, there is no animosity between him and the band.
Swedish metallers Avatar have a new video out. After releasing their latest album Hail The Apocalypse last year, the band chose the song "Vultures Fly" for their new video clip. You can watch it on the YouTube player below. Axel Widén directed the video.
Australians The Slow Death have updated on their new album and shared some news regarding the release of Ark. The death doom metal band's new album should be available in the first week of March, limited to 1000 digipaks. Chaos Records should be offering CD/shirt bundles too.
Manchester atmospheric black metal act Winterfylleth has sad news to share. They have announced the departure of guitarist Mark Wood. He decided to leave the band to focus on his personal life and other musical projects. For the immediate future, the band is continuing and have a close friend stepping up to fill in for Mark on the tour with Primordial and at Blastfest/Hammerfest, etc.
Kiss has collaborated with the Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z on a new single, to be released on January 28th. The track "Yumeno Ukiyo Ni Saitemina" was composed by Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and Greg Collins, with lyrics written by Yuho Iwasato. Momoiro Clover Z performs the song, with Kiss providing background vocals and instruments. It will be released in two versions, "Momoclo Edition" and "Kiss Edition", via iTunes in 120 countries. Hear the song below and check out as well the promo clip for the Best Of Kiss 40 CD (Japan Commemorative Edition).
At the end of last year, The Sirens, a collaboration between singers Liv Kristine (ex-Theatre Of Tragedy, Leaves' Eyes), Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering, The Gentle Storm) and Kari Rueslåtten (The 3rd And The Mortal), did some shows around Europe performing material from their past bands and also their solo careers. They also released two songs that they performed live in these shows. Now the trio is at again and just released a new video for their new track "Fearless". Listen to it on the video below which features footage from their shows.