Brazilian thrashers Attomica have revealed that their lead singer Alex Rangel has died unexpectedly after a motorcycle accident. He succumbed to the serious injuries sustained in the accident. The band is in grief and deep pain right now. He was very young and died at age 35.
Here it is, the third song from Shape Of Despair's upcoming album Monotony Fields. Originally, "The Distant Dream Of Life" was intended to serve as an intro to the album. You can stream it now via Terrorizer. This is also the shortest track on the record which you can grab on June 15th worldwide, and June 16th in North America through Season Of Mist.
The brand new tenth Impellitteri studio album, entitled Venom, was recently released in April after a six year gap. A new video for the album's track "Empire Of Lies" has now been released and can be enjoyed below. Furthermore, the heavy metallers have also shared another video for "We Own The Night". You can watch two videos in one go.
How about some avantgarde metal? Ebonillumini delivers that and has recently shared the second track from Arktos, their upcoming new album. Their second full length album is a continuation of the encyclopedic chapter series. It is based on a musical concept developed upon geographical exploration and the unveiling of lost forgotten realities, mysteries and legends. You can hear the track "Lusca (Bahamas)" via SoundCloud below if you dare and enter the world of UK's Ebonillumini.
American black metal band Infera Bruo will release their new album The Conjuration on the 1st of July 2015 on Bindrune Recordings. Before that, you can hear a teaser from new album in the YouTube player below. It should give you an idea of what to expect from the release.
Former Loudness singer Michael Vescera (Obsession) will rejoin his former bandmates for a very special show at this year's edition of the Loud Park festival in Japan. Billed as Soldier Of Fortune, the group will perform material from Vescera's time in Loudness for the festival's 10th anniversary.
Helloween have another new song to share with the world. This offers fans an opportunity to listen to yet another brand new track from their imminent new album My God-Given Right. And the power metallers premiered a new music video precisely for the album's title track. It's the first video released from the new album and it brings out an army of robotic pumpkin soldiers.
BMG has acquired U.S. metal and hard rock label Rise Records in a multi-million dollar deal. Founded by Craig Ericson in 1991, Rise is home to such artists as Of Mice & Men, Evergreen Terrace, Miss May I, Crown The Empire, The Acacia Strain and The Devil Wears Prada, among many others. Under the deal with BMG, Rise will continue to operate from its headquarters in Portland, Oregon under the leadership of Ericson.
As previously reported, Wolfshead is a heavy/doom metal band based in Oulu, Finland which are about to release a new EP. Now it's time to hear their entire new offering, Caput Lupinum. The release is streaming online for one week only at this location and you can take advantage of that. Discover the sounds of Wolfshead and let us know what you think.
Nightwish just finished a North American tour recently in support of Endless Forms Most Beautiful but there are already plans to come back! The symphonic metallers have announced a 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers Delain.
To celebrate Savatage's upcoming reunion performance at Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany, Savatage and earMUSIC will release the Return To Wacken album on June 19th. The effort will contain studio versions of classic songs that the band played live at Wacken as part of their previous two appearances at the world-famous festival: in 1998 and 2002. You can now hear audio samples of the release in the YouTube clip below.
Finnish power metal band Burning Point have shared their first new song, "Find Your Soul", online which is taken from the impending album Burning Point. This is one of the 5 new songs that will appear on this new release. Enjoy the band's first single below and let us know if it is a good introduction to the new record with new singer Nitte "Valo" Vänskä .
It's a sad day for Pagan Altar and metal. The doom metallers have announced that founding member and vocalist Terry Jones of Pagan Altar lost his battle with cancer on May 15th at 10:15. Terry Jones had been fighting this terrible disease for over a year. Condolences to the family and friends and R.I.P.
Swedish metallers Crucified Barbara continue their worldwide takeover with the May 19th release of their new single, "Lunatic #1", taken from the band's latest album, In The Red, available now on Despotz Records. The frantically paced track has an accompanying video, directed by Magnus Ewald. Check it out below!