08:09 - BlueMobius Just got my tickets for the Decibel Magazine tour! :D
07:14 - ScreamingSteelUS My top choice was Persefone's "Spiritual Migration." Next was In Vain's new album, and after that I couldn't decide between Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom. Omnium Gatherum's I liked.
06:31 - AngelofDeth also think it was the fact that not much else came out that was good. Beyond is Omnium's best yet so I gave my vote to them but damn it still not that great an album
05:52 - deadone My problem goes down to individual albums where songs blur into one tedious dirge
05:51 - Unhealer Wonder what would have happened if the staff hadn't nominated them. Would they still win as write-ins?
05:38 - ScreamingSteelUS I wouldn't go that far, but I agree they can be repetitive. For me, it's one of those cases of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." "Twilight of the Thunder God" may be my favorite, though.
Bay Area death metal legends Autopsy have unleashed forth the first taste of their upcoming new album The Headless Ritual. "Arch Cadaver" will feature on the album, which is due to be released on June 24th in Europe and July 2nd in North America through Peaceville Records. This will be the second album to be released by the band since they reformed after a 15 year hiatus, following their 2010 comeback EP The Tomb Within, and their first full length in 16 years, Macabre Eternal which was released in 2011. The new song can be streamed on NPR.
The Todd La Torre fronted version of Seattle prog veterans Queensrÿche have unveiled another brand new song from their upcoming self-titled album, which is to be released on June 24th in Europe and June 25th in North America via Century Media Records. The song entitled "Where Dreams Go To Die" features the first foray into songwriting for the band from their guitarist Parker Lungren who joined the band in 2009. The song can be heard below.
German power metal legends Helloween have premiered the video for the brand new single "Nabataea" exclusively on Metal Hammer Germany's official website. "Nabataea" is taken from Helloween's forthcoming new studio album Straight Out Of Hell, which is set for a January 18th release date in Europe, and a January 22nd release date in the US.
German metal veterans Grave Digger have premiered the video for their new single "Home At Last" exclusively on Metal Hammer Germany's website. The video can be watched at this location. "Home At Last" is taken from the band's forthcoming new studio album Clash Of The Gods, which is set for a 31st August release in Europe, and 4th September release in North America through Napalm Records.
German thrashers Kreator have unveiled a trailer for their forthcoming new single Phantom Antichrist. The single, which is released on April 20th, will be available on 7" coloured vinyl (already sold out), and as a digital download. The trailer can be viewed below.
German thrash legends Kreator have revealed the full tracklist of their forthcoming new album Phantom Antichrist, including the bonuses contained on the Japanese and limited edition versions of the album, which can be viewed below. The album will be released on June 1st in Europe and June 5th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details here and here.
"Wish You Were Dead", the brand new single from veteran US thrashers Overkill is now available on iTunes. In addition, their US record label eOne Music has created a video to coincide with the release of the new song. The video can be viewed below. "Wish You Were Dead" is taken from Overkill's forthcoming new album The Electric Age. The album will be released in North America on March 27th through eOne Music, and in Europe on March 30th through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details here.
Legendary German thrashers Kreator have unveiled the exclusive new artwork for the special edition, two-disc digipak version including a bonus DVD of their forthcoming new album Phantom Antichrist, which is scheduled for release on June 1st in Europe and June 5th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported here and here.
"Encased In Concrete", the brand new video from US death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has premiered exclusively at Bloody Disgusting. It was directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye. "Encased In Concrete", written by guitarist Rob Barrett and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, is taken from the band's new album Torture, which was released yesterday (March 13th) through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported here.
"Bad Guys Wear Black", the new video from German power metal veterans Primal Fear new single was released today for viewing on their official website. Alternatively, you can watch it below.
The video release coincides with the release of the single of the same name, which is backed with an exclusive version of "Metal Nation", which will also be featured on the band's forthcoming new studio album Unbreakable. The new album is scheduled for a January 20th 2012 release via Frontier Records. More album details were previously reported here.
Faith No More have revealed that their eagerly awaited surprise for the their show in Santiago, Chile, on November 12th, will see the band perform their seminal 1995 album King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime in its entirety. And Trey Spruance will join the band for the show - the first time he will have played the album live.
The news have been confirmed by both band bassist Billy Gould and keyboardist Roddy Bottum on their respective twitter accounts.
French metallers Nightmare have recorded a cover version of the song "Where Dragons Rule", taken from the Crimson Glory album Transcendence, as a tribute to vocalist John Patrick Jr. "Midnight" McDonald. The former Crimson Glory frontman Midnight passed away on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009, due to total kidney and liver failure. He was 47 years old. The song can be heard at this location.
US Thrash legends Anthrax have released another track of their upcoming, eagerly awaited new album Worship Music for streaming.
"The Devil You Know", in regard to the sound described as a mixture of the band's classic "Caught In A Mosh" and an AC/DC song à la "Whole Lotta Rosie" by guitarist Rob Caggiano, can be enjoyed at this location.
Legendary UK doom metallers Cathedral have called it quits.
Their statement reads as follows:
After a twenty-one year career, Cathedral announce their forthcoming retirement from the scene. The band will make their exit from the live arena at the end of this year and plan to record one final studio album to be released in 2012.
According to vocalist Lee Dorrian: "It's simply time for us to bow out. Twenty-one years is a very long time and it's almost a miracle that we managed to come this far! We've had a great time during Cathedral's existence and it has literally been our life. It's just time to move on and leave our recorded legacy to linger."
Since forming in 1990 the band have released nine studio albums and several EPs. A large part of their career was spent recording for Earache Records, debuting with the landmark 1991 doom metal classic Forest Of Equilibrium. This was followed by the seminal 1993 album Ethereal Mirror which was released by Columbia Records in America to large critical acclaim.