After showing us their work in the studio, Epica have just released the first single off their new album, The Holographic Principle. For a taste of what's to come with the symphonic band's 7th album, check out the 6-minute track "Universal Death Squad". Are you impressed? Let us know your thoughts about it. It is a lyric video but also much more than that.
Blindead released their last album Absence in 2013. Now the time has come to reveal more about their upcoming record. The Polish prog/post-metallers announced that their fifth full-length will be called Ascension and also unveiled its cover artwork which was created by Bartek Rogalewicz (Behemoth, Antigama, Odraza). Expect the album to be released this fall on Mystic Production.
Showtime, Storytime was Nightwish's last DVD released three years ago after vocalist Floor Jansen joined the band. Now, after touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world, the time has come for Nightwish to immortalize their Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour on DVD. The symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone Vehicle Of Spirit on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.
As The Storm Within approaches, progressive metallers Evergrey have now released the first song off the impending new album. As they have done many times before, the Swedes enlisted the help of Patric Ullaeus and rEvolver Film Company for the video. Hear the song "Distance" on the video below and share your thoughts about it.
Vocalist Jon Oliva of Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Jon Oliva's Pain fame has just released an update. According to him, he suffered a stroke in April. The good news is that the recovery is going well. In fact, Jon Oliva is planning the release of a double-album of new Oliva music.
After 5 years, death metal band Mithras are planning on releasing new stuff for the fans. For now, they have revealed the artwork, the tracklist and the release date of their 4th album called On Strange Loops. The new album will be available on October 21st this year on digital, CD and vinyl.
Before Celldweller, there was Circle Of Dust. Since Klayton - the man behind those projects - bought back his rights to Circle Of Dust, he's trying to revive the past. Now, we can hear and watch a video for a new song - "Machines Of Our Disgrace". This track and previous singles will be on the upcoming Circle Of Dust album in December, 2016.
American doomsters Khemmis are releasing a new album, Hunted, just one year after Absolution. To start things off, they have now revealed more details about it. More specifically, today you can see the album's tracklist and bluish cover artwork which has been crafted by Sam Turner (3 Inches Of Blood, Black Breath).
As you probably know by now, Horseback, led by ever-evolving Jenks Miller, will release its new studio album called Dead Ringers on August 12th through Relapse Records. As the release date approaches, he has now decided to share the track "In Another Time, In And Out Of Form", which can be heard over here. How is the follow-up to Piedmont Apocrypha sounding so far?
Are you up for some progressive metal? Because today we can listen to the first new song off of Canadian Anciients' new record, Voice Of The Void. The follow-up to the promising debut Heart Of Oak is coming out this October 14th via Season of Mist and the opening song "Following The Voice" is now streaming online. Don't miss it! Also, check out the album's cover artwork and more details below.
Wacken Open Air 2016 will tighten the security measures in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Germany, including a July 24th suicide bomber at an Ansbach music festival. Due to security concerns, all backpacks and bags are banned from the event area. This year, 1349, Alcest, Arch Enemy, Blind Guardian, Equilibrium, Ihsahn, Iron Maiden, Marduk, Testament, Triptykon, just to name a few, will perform at the festival this summer. Some 80,000 metal fans will be heading to Wacken Open Air next week.
Recently, the black metal duo Inquisition unveiled the crushing third song taken from their forthcoming full-length, Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith. Soon to be released via Season of Mist on August 26th, the album will feature 13 tracks. "Vortex From The Celestial Flying Throne Of Storms" is one of them and you can see if you like it or not after you listen to it here.
Thrashers Evildead (featuring members of Agent Steel and Abattoir) posted a picture on their Facebook page of guitarists Juan Garcia and Albert Gonzales jamming together, with the caption reading "It's happening". This indicates that the band has started working on what will be their first full-length studio album since 1991's The Underworld.
Now that they have revealed their new single, Orlando's hard rock band Alter Bridge have also unveiled all the details about their new album, The Last Hero. Pre-order the new album here. The album is set for release on October 7th, 2016, by Napalm Records. Check out the cover and tracklist below.
As you probably know, Hannes Grossmann is releasing his second solo album, called The Crypts Of Sleep. While previously the song "To Sow The Seeds Of Earth" was made available online, now fans can hear "Hail Satan" in the form of a lyric video.