Dream Theater have been touring and performing their new concept album The Astonishing live in its entirety. It is about a dystopian futuristic society where music is no longer created by people and is instead made by machines. Their new video for "Our New World," a song from Act II, was filmed during one of those shows in Milan, Italy, and captures how audiences have responded to the performance.
Drummer Joey Jordison (Scar The Martyr, ex-Slipknot) has announced a new band. It's called Vimic and a new song has premiered online. You can listen to "Simple Skeletons" below if you are curious about it. Rounded out by Kalen Chase (vocals), Kris Norris (guitar/vocals), Jed Simon (guitar/vocals), Kyle Konkiel (bass/vocals) and Matt Tarach (keyboards), the band is readying the release of their debut LP, Open Your Omen, due out later this year on Roadrunner Records.
Doomsters Electric Wizard are currently forging a new album. The band is working on their ninth studio album, with delivery expected in time for a Halloween 2016 release on Spinefarm Records. This is all the information available, for now. The whereabouts of the band and the recording/mixing details are not currently known.
When bands sign deals with new labels, it usually means new releases are coming. That is also the case for The Agonist as they are preparing a new album to follow Eye Of Providence. However, it will be released worldwide under Napalm Records, their new label. They are currently in the studio recording the new album with producer Mike Plotnikoff (Otep, Like A Storm, Escape The Fate, Halestorm, Drowning Pool, Fear Factory, Flyleaf, and more).
After Sabine Scherer, frontwoman of Deadlock since 2005, took a break during her maternity leave, she has now decided to leave the band completely to have more time for her family and her two children. Following the news that Margie Gerlitz has been confirmed as the new permanent female singer in the band, Deadlock has announced the first details of their brand new studio album including the title, cover artwork, tracklist and release date!
With their new album Self Inflicted set for release this July 1st, Chelsea Grin have given us more material to devour. "Clickbait" is the actual name of the song you can hear right now below. It's the deathcore band's newest single for the follow-up to Ashes To Ashes. Enjoy the track!
Lemmy Kilmister may have died but Motörhead's music lives on. In fact, UDR Music will release Clean Your Clock, a live CD/DVD/Blu-ray on June 10th. Now you can watch footage of the iconic metal group performing "Bomber" live at the Zenith in Munich - their last recorded gig.
Legendary German thrashers Destruction, whose upcoming new studio album Under Attack will be released on May 13th, have just presented the official video clip for the title track. The partly animated clip was produced by Buntmetall (Motörhead, Saxon, Annihilator, Panzer, Cripper and many more) in April 2016. Check out their brand new thrash attack right here.
The first single off of Wolverine's new album has arrived. After a small teaser, fans of the progressive metallers can finally hear the full new song "Machina" with a lyric video to go with it. Wolverine's first title for the Laser's Edge metal division, Sensory Records, Machina Viva will see a worldwide release on July 8th.
After three years, Imperium Dekadenz are now revealing that their forthcoming album has been given the title Dis Manibvs, which means translated from Latin "To The Spirits Of The Dead" - basically meaning "In Remembrance" and originally found on antique Roman grave markers. The German black metallers will release their fifth full-length on August 26th via Season Of Mist.
Symphonic metallers Kamelot just returned from some European sold out shows and they are now ready to unleash their brand new music video for the track "My Therapy" which you might recognize from their latest record, Haven. According to the band, this video is intended to shine a spotlight on social anxiety that affects up to 20% of adults worldwide. See how the video turned out below.
It looks like that new Seventh Wonder album is finally being released. Two years ago, the progressive metallers released a new video and song but their new album hasn't seen the light of day yet. However, the Swedes just signed a multi album deal with Frontiers Music Srl. The Great Escape was their latest album before the band went on hiatus following singer Tommy Karevik being chosen to take Roy Kahn's place in Kamelot. Seventh Wonder is now ready to start again and has plans to return with a live recording and a brand new album next year.
Gojira has announced the first North American tour in support of their awaited new album, Magma. With shows booked for the U.S. and Canada in September and October, TesseracT will be providing direct support for Gojira on this trek.
Remember Converge's 2004 album You Fail Me? A remixed, remastered, and repackaged version of the album will be available this June 17th, titled You Fail Me Redux. To get an idea of what to expect, listen to "You Fail Me" from this release here. Never quite content with the original mix, You Fail Me Redux was remixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou at his God City studios. The release was also remastered by Alan Douches (Motörhead, Mastodon), and repackaged by vocalist/artist Jacob Bannon.
Italians Hortus Animae have just released a new video featuring a very special guest. The track is called "There's No Sanctuary" and will appear on the forthcoming EP of the same name, due out via Azermedoth Records / BlackHeavens Music in May (USA) and June (Europe). The song and video feature vocals by singer Liv Kristine, who was recently booted from Leaves' Eyes.