New music alert! The release of Kamelot's new album is fast approaching and we still haven't heard any new songs from it. But that is about to change because the symphonic metallers have just premiered the first new track! Stop what you are doing, watch the lyric video for the tune "Veil Of Elysium" here, from the new album Haven and give us your opinion about it.
Currently sharing a European tour with Portuguese metallers Moonspell, the Greeks Septicflesh have just released a new video today. You can watch here their gruesome new music video for "Prometheus", a track taken from their latest record Titan (2014). The storyline revolves around the theme of transformation and crossing the thin line between predator and prey. Curiously enough, this is only the symphonic metallers second video clip since their formation (the first being "The Eldest Cosmonaut" from the A Fallen Temple album).
Get ready to be consumed by Ufomammut's heaviness! The Italian doom/stoner trio just released their new album Ecate and you can listen to it as much as you want right here in full. This is already the band's seventh studio full-length and was released officially via Neurot Recordings. Then tell us your impressions of the music on this new offering.
Hardcore/noise rock purveyors KEN Mode have unleashed "Blessed", their new video for the first track they reveal from the forthcoming Success album. The video is directed by Christopher Mills, with guest vocals by Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), guest cello by Natanielle Felicitas, and guest noise by Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell). Apart from enjoying some new music, you can find out all about the new album as well, and that includes album artwork and tracklist.
Two years after their latest record, Antigama are back with reinvigorated energy. In fact, the grindcore experimentalists are releasing a new album called The Insolent and the first song is already out there. It's called "Used To" and the band made a video for it. The video footage was shot by Paweł "Pavulon" Jaroszewicz and Łukasz Myszkowski at JNS Studio during The Insolent recording sessions. Take the plunge below.
You don't have to wait another minute to listen to Royal Thunder's new album Crooked Doors. This is only the band's second album, but they got plenty of attention with their acclaimed 2012 debut CVI. How does it compare to their debut? Is it a step forward? You can draw your conclusions after you listen to the entire 59-minute record via NPR here.
Tommy Rogers, Between The Buried And Me's frontman and multi-instrumentalist, is very busy these days. Apart from preparing Between The Buried And Me's upcoming tours and the release of their new album Coma Ecliptic, Rogers was recently tasked with putting together the film score for the movie Dutch Book. The film was screened this week at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, FL. Fans that are into his Thomas Giles solo albums, Pulse, and Modern Noise, as well as the softer side of Between The Buried And Me should give the soundtrack a listen here.
Byzantine are about to release their new album and fifth of their career, To Release Is To Resolve, on April 7th. In anticipation of the release, the groove thrash metallers are currently streaming the entire offering online on SoundCloud. All you have to do is click play and enjoy. And if you like it, you can always get the album over here and support the band.
In 2013, Metallicaplayed a unique show in Antarctica and also set a world record by becoming the first and only band in history to perform concerts on all seven continents in under a year. Now it's TesseracT time to enter the books as the first band to perform on top of a structure made completely out of ice. The gig was part of Jagermeister's Ice Cold series of gigs and took place at Snow Village in Kittila, Lapland in Finland. Check out the chilling footage from the gig on an igloo below.
Italians Rhapsody Of Fire have entered the studio to begin recording their next album which is expected to be out in early 2016. The symphonic power metallers released Dark Wings Of Steel almost two years ago and have been working on new material for their next offering. While there is still a long wait ahead, below you can watch drummer Alex Holzwarth at work recording drum parts at the Echoes Studios in Trieste for the new Rhapsody Of Fire studio album.
Death metallers Dark Sermon's touring van has been stolen right before they are about to embark on tours with Sworn Enemy and Wretched and later with Aborted and Archspire. Despite the setback, the Tampa group isn't dropping from their upcoming tours and promises to find a way to make it. The van was stolen in Clearwater, Florida but at least the band's equipment wasn't in the van at the time.
In the last few weeks, rumors have been circulating around that Lamb Of God's Chris Adler is laying drums for the next Megadeth album. Chris Adler was photographed with Dave Mustaine eating tacos in Tennessee where the band is recording the new album. Megadeth have recently started dropping hints about the drummer and some fans have identified Chris Adler on the clips that you can see below. The band has now shared a picture of Chris Adler with a Megadeth t-shirt on their Facebook page. It's now official. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing.
Feared have finally revealed all about their new album. After two albums in 2013, guitarist Ola Englund and company are now unleashing Synder ("Sins") on the 25th of May. Take a look at the album cover by Sylvain Lucchina below as well as the tracklist. The Swedish death metal foursome has also premiered the first single with a video for "My Grief, My Sorrow" which was directed by Ola Englund. Enjoy the new song below and tell us if it is a good start.
No Carcass shows allowed in Malaysia, it seems. The seminal death metal band was scheduled to play there in May but their visas were declined due to their "lyrical content". It's not the first time a metal band is banned in Malaysia. In 2013, Lamb Of Godwere forced to cancel a show in Kuala Lumpur because their performances were found to infringe on religious sensitivities and cultural values of Malaysian society. Now Carcass are taking the heat even after they played in Malaysia last year.