05:20 - Guib Well, good thing I don't care much for FNM anyways. :P Thanks Bitter
05:19 - Joe Zombie Awesome FNM review haha. Totally agree, as much as it pains me to say. Its dull and there's just no creativity. What a monumental disappointment. If the new Refused fails to impress then I just might have a break down.
05:07 - Verdun_sc I can't help but think that as good as the new Arcturus is, it'd be SO MUCH BETTER with Garm.
04:57 - Karlabos In your top ten albums by Arcturus? Now that doesn't mean much
Trouble in paradise? Five Finger Death Punch had a meltdown onstage during the band's performance in Memphis, Tennessee as part of the Beale Street Music Festival. Reportedly, the band cut its performance short after roughly six songs and walking off stage. This led some fans to speculate they were breaking up. However, the Los Angeles metallers have already dismissed these rumors. The band's frontman, Ivan Moody, has suggested that it was all due to technical problems and that the band fired some of their crew.
Lindemann, the new band of vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers Rammstein and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain), has shared more details about their debut album Skills In Pills. The band's debut release is coming out on June 23rd via Warner Bros. The band has also revealed the two covers that will grace the album. Furthermore, you can whet your appetite by listening to a snippet of a new song to build the anticipation.
Baltimore deathgrinders Misery Index have created a video for their track "The Harrowing". The video, directed by David Hall/Handshake Inc. is streaming below and it can be viewed here now. The band is currently touring and you can catch them on their North American tour as well. What did you think of the video?
Fear Factory welcomes a new bassist. Tony Campos will be joining the band and leaving his gig with Soulfly. Campos is also known as the former bass guitarist of industrial metal band Static-X, Ministry and Prong. His new focus will now be Fear Factory, who are working a new album. His first show with the industrial metallers will be at Amnesia Rock Fest on June 20th.
Back in March, thrashers Nuclear Assault revealed that they would finally release some new music after a decade. Pounder is coming out in June and the first taste of the EP is now available for your listening pleasure below in the form of a teaser.
Stop what you are doing because there is new music from Antigama to be consumed! The experimental grinders from Poland are about to embark on a U.S. tour this month but before that they have debuted the new track "Foul Play" which you can experience over here. Short and sweet?
Vattnet Viskar just debuted a new song! You might have heard that they are releasing Settler, their second album. The black metallers hailing from New Hampshire recorded Settler at Earth Analog Studios in Champaign, IL with producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Voivod) and the album will have 8 tracks. The first one available is precisely the title track which you can stream here. Jump in, so to speak.
Video games and metal collide! The Karmaflow The Rock Opera Videogame features a large set of renowned metal musicians and has released their Original Soundtrack which includes tracks featured in the game. The symphonic rock and metal tracks can be heard via Bandcamp. They are performed by big names within the metal community like Simone Simons and Mark Jansen from Epica, Alissa White-Glutz from Arch Enemy, Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica, Dani Filth from Cradle Of Filth, among many others, with the accompaniment of the Metropole Orkest, an orchestra based in The Netherlands.
Dew-Scented are busy these days promoting their new album. The death/thrashers are ready to release the successor to Icarus and have finished recording their third longplayer for Metal Blade and 10th longplayer in total, titled Intermination. As of now, you can see below all you need to know about the album, including cover, tracklist, etc. Also, you can already listen to the album's opening track and first single "On A Collision Course". Enjoy!
And the new (old) Metal Church singer is... Mike Howe! That's right. After Ronny Munroe left at the end of last year, the announcement of the new frontman took a while but it finally happens now. Mike Howe originally joined Metal Church in the late 80's and released 3 albums with the band: The Human Factor, Blessing In Disguise and Hanging In The Balance.
After revealing the cover and tracklist for their new opus Of Ghosts And Gods, Kataklysm have now shared a teaser previewing music from the album. Furthermore, the Canadian death metallers detailed their plan to release a concept video clip for every track on Of Ghosts And Gods, something unprecedented. The teaser below is for the track "Thy Serpent's Tongue".
Kingcrow have revealed another piece of the puzzle that is their new album Eidos. This time, you can take a look at the album cover which was created by Devilnax. Mark you calendars for June 23rd because that is when the conceptual record Eidos will be released worldwide through Sensory Records (The Laser's Edge Group).
Here is another legal battle raging on courtesy of Debauchery or more like Cruachan vs.Debauchery. The German death metal band, Debauchery, via their mainman Thomas "The Bloodbeast" Gurrath claimed he has copyright for the two words 'Blood God' in the territory of Germany. And Cruachan's last album is titled Blood For The Blood God, so that was the problem. The matter was eventually settled with Trollzorn but the record label can no longer sell merchandise in Germany with the word 'Blood God', among other things. Naturally, Cruachan are not happy about it.
Opeth are also taking their 25th anniversary tour to the United States! Even though the Swedes have only announced two shows so far in New York and Los Angeles, at least it's something! These shows in October will also feature two special sets, including the album Ghost Reveries performed in its entirety (for its 10th anniversary) plus songs spanning their entire 25-year history.