With the release of the Nail Them To The Cross single earlier this year, Swedish black metal masters, Dark Funeral, are now preparing the release of their next studio album. And it will happen in 2016 at last. Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus, their previous album, was released in the distant year of 2009. Last year, they introduced new vocalist Heljarmadr and bassist Natt. The black metallers will enter the studio early next year and record the new material.
The first new song from Swedish classic doom masters Witchcraft in three years is here. They will release their new anticipated album, Nucleus, on January 15th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be made available as a CD, lavish digipak (also as a t-shirt bundle), on vinyl (black, clear, splatter, gold) and as a digital download. As of now, the first single and new song "The Outcast" can be streamed below. Are you pleased with this new track?
The follow-up to The Underground Resistance is coming! The Norwegians Darkthrone are working on their new album. In fact, according to Fenriz, the duo is half way finished on the record and Nocturno Culto will sing on the entire album which is more on the "heavy/black metal" side.
Danish thrash warriors Artillery will perform in Mexico and South America next year. They have confirmed four shows from May 13th-26th 2016. The band has been working on their new album, so they might play some new songs too! See the tour dates below. Some of the songs on the new Artillery album will be "Cosmic Brain," "Die By The Scythe," "Sins Of Ignorance," "Rites Of War" and "Defiance Of Conformity".
After revealing the title of their new album, Canadian metallers Anvil have now disclosed everything about it. Anvil Is Anvil is set for release on the 26th of February 2016 by Steamhammer/SPV. Mark your calendars and check out cover and song titles below. Anvil Is Anvil also features new bassist Chris Robertson and was produced by Martin "Mattes" Pfeiffer (U.D.O.) at the Redhead 4 Studios in Pulheim near Cologne, Germany.
The new Norwegian black metal band Nordjevel has announced that bassist Svein-Ivar Sarassen, aka DezeptiCunt, will join them as a permanent bassist. He is know as the bassist of Ragnarok and Quadrivium. Nordjevel recently announced their debut album, Nordjevel which is being released next year.
The gothic doomsters Paradise Lost have released the brilliant The Plague Within this year and their latest release is the live album/DVD Symphony For The Lost. Filmed and recorded in September 2014, Symphony For The Lost captures Paradise Lost performing at the epic Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, featuring the Orchestra of State Opera Plovdiv and Rodna Pesen Choir. The outfit has now launched a live video for the song "Victim Of The Past" which appears on the DVD and on the new album as well. Watch their performance here.
Amaranthe recently revealed that the band's new album will arrive in 2016. Singer Elize Ryd and guitarist/keyboardist Olof Mörck were interviewed by Louder Noise TV, where they confirmed the news. Their latest album, Massive Addictive, came out in 2014 and this year they also released Breaking Point - B-Sides 2011-2015. However, they are not showing signs of slowing down by no means. They are working on a new album and it is expected to be out next year.
The new group Phantasma (NED) has just released its debut album, The Deviant Hearts, on Napalm Records. To celebrate it, the Dutch metallers have also unveiled a new promotional video online. You can watch "Miserable Me" below. Maybe it will convince you to check out this new band where vocalists Charlotte Wessels and Georg Neuhauser join forces with multi-instrumentalist Oliver Philipps.
The Swedes Ereb Altor will soon release a Bathory/Quorthon tribute album entitled Blot - Ilt - Taut (which is old Swedish and means "Blood - Fire - Death"). This release will be out on February 26th and the band has revealed the tracks that will appear on it. Closer to the release date, Ereb Altor will share the songs online.
And the tour cancellations continue following the Paris terrorist attacks. While some bands have maintained their shows in Paris and all over Europe, others like Lamb Of God have decided to return home, citing security concerns to cancel their remaining shows. Curiously enough, Children Of Bodom and Sylosis, whom have been accompanying Lamb Of God on this tour, have decided to continue with the European trek unlike the Americans.
Finnish act led by Tuomas Saukkonen, Wolfheart, has just posted a brand new video online. The tune "Zero Gravity" is taken from their latest album Shadow World, which came out this year and follows the successful debut Winterborn. The video, available for your viewing pleasure below, features beautiful Norwegian landscapes and the band performing in the outdoors.
Entombed A.D. will return with a new album on February 26th, 2016! In 2014, Entombed-founding member L-G Petrov returned with the band's revitalized yet lethal new incarnation Entombed A.D. and released the album Back To The Front. Its follow-up will be entitled Dead Dawn. A first single will be released in mid-December and shortly before the album's release, the death metal commando will present the new material alongside classic tracks on tour. So, you can start getting ready for more from the group.
Cauldron are set to unleash a new album titled In Ruin next year on the 8th of January 2016 through The End Records in North America and on January 29th in Europe via High Roller Record. More details are available here. Before you get your hands on the record, you can enjoy a new song below. The Toronto-bred metal trio give you "No Return / In Ruin".
Americans Impellitteri released their new album Venom on March 4th this year. Since then, they have also shared a couple of videos before. Their latest single "Face The Enemy" has also gotten the video treatment. Watch the result here. The song was recorded at NRG Recording Studios where Slash, Lamb Of God and others have recently recorded.