The sludge metal machine Crowbar just announced a new release to follow Symmetry In Black. Two years later, they are releasing The Serpent Only Lies, which will feature cover artwork (oil painting) by Eliran Kantor. Check it out below alongside a small album teaser. Their eleventh new LP is due out on October 28th, 2016 through E1 Music.
Polish death metal commando Hate is going to enter Custom 34 Studio in Gdańsk, Poland on the 4th of September, next week. The band has tapped Arek "Malta" Malczewski to produce their new album, under the working title of Tremendum. The recording process will last until November and the band will also be using Sound Division Studio in Warsaw, Poland. The material, which contains 10 new songs, is planned to be released in April 2017 via Napalm Records.
If you like atmospheric black metal, you need to check out Mesarthim's second album, .- -... ... . -. -.-. .. The unpronounceable opus was just released by the Australians and comes just one year after their debut, Isolate. The album is now available to stream and download on their Bandcamp page. Dive into the abyss.
Sirenia are yet to announce their new singer but they already have a new album prepared! Following the departure of Spanish singer Ailyn this year, the Norwegian metallers will release the follow-up to The Seventh Life Path this year already, on the 11th of November 2016. Dim Days Of Dolor is the title of their new upcoming album and it consists of 11 brand new songs plus one bonus track. Feast your eyes on the cover artwork below. But who could be Sirenia's new singer? It will be announced officially on the 8th of September.
It's common for An Autumn For Crippled Children to release something every year and 2016 is no exception. In fact, the Dutch shoegaze/atmospheric black metal band is now releasing their next album, entitled Eternal. The album will be released as digital/LP somewhere in October/November. It will be available later in the year in CD. However, the entire release is already available for streaming via Bandcamp, which means you can already listen to it now!
The mighty thrashers Anthrax released the album For All Kings this year, as you probably know. More recently, they have been working on a new cool video for the track "Monster At The End", which has now been revealed. The premise is that there's a little bit of the monster in all of us. Enjoy!
The first new song taken from Almah's forthcoming album has arrived! Their fifth album is called E.V.O. and the first song unveiled is precisely the album opener, "Age Of Aquarius". The brand new album will be released on September 23rd via Pride & Joy Music (Europe), Test Your Metal (U.S./Mexico/Canada) and King Records (Japan). Satisfy your curiosity below and share your impressions of the first sounds.
Aussies Caligula's Horse are facing their first line-up change. The band announced the departure of long-time drummer Geoff Irish and have revealed his replacement as Josh Griffin. As an introduction, he has recorded a drum play-through video for the track "Rust", taken from their most recent album, Bloom. Watch the new guy in action.
Now that Twilight Force have released their newest musical creation, Heroes Of Mighty Magic, a clip for "Powerwind" has been launched as well. Listen to these magical tunes over here below and check out the new album as well. Twilight Force also announce that they will be conquering Europe in early 2017 with their label mates in Sabaton and Accept.
It has been a busy last few days for In Flames. The Swedes have first premiered the song "The End" and announced their new album Battles to the masses. As if that wasn't enough, they have now also released the song "The Truth" online for public consumption. So, now you have two new In Flames tunes to discover and digest before the album is released on November 11th via Nuclear Blast Records and Eleven Seven Music. Dig in!
One of Slipknot's most beloved albums, Iowa (2001), is being performed live in its entirety in San Bernardino, California! The U.S. metallers just announced it and the special event will happen at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2016 on September 25th. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the album. If you want to witness it live, make the trip over there!
A new Lordi song has hit the interweb. The Finnish monsters have premiered a video for the track "Hug You Hardcore" and there are two versions of it, the censored and the uncensored video. Both are available below, for your viewing pleasure, directed by Owe Lingvall. The song is taken from the upcoming album Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy), to be released September 16th on AFM Records.
Start your day with a deathly dose of Asphyx. The Dutch death metal force will release their long awaited new studio album, Incoming Death, on September 30th, 2016 worldwide via Century Media Records. Now, it's time to start listening to some of the music created for this release. The band has launched the first song off the record. Listen to the relentless 2-minute title track here now.
Following the untimely passing of iconic Motörhead bassist/frontman Lemmy Kilmister, the Rainbow Bar & Grill has unveiled a permanent statue of him, who was a regular at the Sunset Strip bar in West Hollywood. One fan, Katon De Pena, singer of LA thrash band Hirax, suggested erecting a statue in honor of Lemmy in his favorite LA haunt, the Rainbow Bar & Grill. The life-size bronze sculpture was commissioned after fans and friends contributed to a fundraising campaign following Lemmy's death in December. The statue is just another reminder that this legend will never die.