Blastfest 2017 is facing some controversy. The Norwegian fest will take place next February in Bergen but some of the bands announced so far will not be performing after all. One of them is French black metal band Peste Noire, who have been removed off the bill by the organizers due to antifascist groups pressures. The Finns Horna have also dropped off the bill in solidarity with Peste Noire.
Symphonic metal fans rejoice because today there's a new song from Diabulus In Musica to discover! The Spaniards just released a lyric video for one of the tracks that will appear on their upcoming new record, Dirge For The Archons. How is it sounding? Enjoy "Crimson Gale" below and tell us!
Two important news updates from Vulture Industries! The Norwegian avantgardists have been working on the follow-up to The Tower, their last album released back in 2013. The good news is that they are currently in the pre-production stage and will start recording their next album this November. The band has also announced a string of shows in Central and Eastern Europe under the heading The Tower Falls Tour.
Back in 2014, Candlemass bassist and songwriter Leif Edling announced his new band called The Doomsday Kingdom. Now, there are two important updates regarding this new project. Firstly, The Doomsday Kingdom will play their first show at Roadburn 2017 on Sunday, April 23rd, at Het Patronaat. Working with vocalist Niklas Stålvind when not handling those duties himself, Edling now presents the Never Machine EP to drop on November 25th via Nuclear Blast.
Italy's industrial/electronic metal band Aborym will release a new album called Shifting.negative on January 25th via Agonia Records. The follow up to 2013's Dirty was recorded with an all new line-up consisting of founder Fabban, multi-instrumentalist Dan V, bassist and guitarist RG Narchost, guitarist Davide Tiso (ex-Ephel Duath, Karyn Crisis' Gospel Of The Witches), keyboardist Stefano Angiulli and several guest musicians (including Sin Quirin of Ministry fame).
Colosso is a Portuguese death metal band and they released the album Obnoxious this year. Recently, they have also unveiled a new video for the track "A Noxious Reflection". Check it out below and see if you like them. Furthermore, the band has announced a North American pressing and distribution deal with Apewhale Entertainment. Colosso's latest offering will be available in North America via Apewhale on December 2nd.
Animals As Leaders are streaming another new song! As they prepare to unleash their fourth record, The Madness Of Many, the instrumental progressive metal gymnasts give you "Arithmophobia". The new album has been the most collaborative effort for the band and was produced by Animals As Leaders, with guitarist Javier Reyes handling the final mix. What do you think about the new song?
The nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2017 have already been revealed. Among the nominees, there are Bad Brains, Journey, Yes, Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Depeche Mode, ELO, Jane's Addiction and more.
If you are into Trivium and particularly their debut album, Ember To Inferno, take note. The band is re-releasing the 2003 record. Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio, which contains the debut album plus 13 previously unavailable demos, will be out on December 2nd.
The German melodic death metal purveyors Words Of Farewell have shared new material! Their third full-length record will be called A Quiet World and is due out on November 18th through AFM Records. Before that, they released the first single from the upcoming opus, which is "My Share Of Loneliness". You can give it a spin below. Did you enjoy it?
Good news coming in from Voyager! Two years ago, the Aussies released the album V, but the progressive metallers are already preparing their next release. The group has finished the writing process for album number 6 and will hit the studio to start recording in just under 3 weeks. To whet your appetite, here's a snippet of them working on one of the new tracks in their rehearsal room.
After releasing their new EP, Fires In The North, Leaves' Eyes have debuted the first video from it recently. It's the symphonic metallers' first release with new vocalist Elina Siirala. Apart from three songs from the band's latest album, King Of Kings, in new versions, the title track is a brand new song. That is precisely the track for which the band created a video, now available for your viewing pleasure right here.
Swedish adventurers Twilight Force released their Nuclear Blast debut, Heroes Of Mighty Magic, on August 26th. While on tour with melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica, the band reveals their very first music video in the Force's history. The clip for "Flight Of The Sapphire Dragon" was directed by Magnificent Beast, and can be enjoyed here now. Expect something epic.