Finnish doomsters Kypck (pronounced Kursk) are ready to give us more doom (metal). The band uses the Russian language in all lyrics and titles, and is working on a new album. You can expect the follow-up to Имена на стене (The Names On The Wall) to be out in the spring of 2016. So far, no other details have been revealed but the writing process is complete and the band will enter the studio soon to record the new beast.
Pitch Black Records has just revealed some details regarding the next Arrayan Path album, as well as the album's cover! As previously announced by the band, the new album will be titled Chronicles Of Light and it will be out on February 8th, 2016. This will be Arrayan Path's fifth album and a follow-up to 2013's excellent IV: Stigmata.
Quebec black metallers Sorcier Des Glaces have released a first song from their upcoming new album North, to be released via Obscure Abhorrence Productions on February 29th 2016. The first cut to be made available is titled "La Noirceur Éternelle". You can listen to it here right now. Don't forget to share your thoughts about it.
Black Star Riders have released a lyric video for "Soldierstown." Taken from their newest second album, The Killer Instinct. Black Star Riders are currently on the road in Europe before heading over the UK and Ireland for a tour with Whitesnake and Def Leppard, which kicks off in Dublin on December 6th. Listen to the catchy "Soldierstown" here.
After unleashing their first new track in nine years, SikTh have more to give us. One of the new tracks from their upcoming 6-track mini-album Opacities is called "Behind The Doors" and you can give it a spin or more below. It's new SikTh music! Don't miss it. If you like what you hear, get the new release on December 4th via Peaceville Records!
Motörhead have had to cancel a few shows this year and in previous years due to frontman Lemmy's health issues. However, yesterday they canceled their Berlin sold out show because guitarist Phil Campbell was hospitalized. While they didn't give more details about it, they promise an update soon. They are scheduled to play in Hamburg, Germany today.
Born Of Osiris returned this year with a new album called Soul Sphere, released via Sumerian Records. The deathcore group has now also revealed the first promotional music video for the new record. Director Ramon Boutviseth created an animated video for the track "Illuminate" where the band makes an appearance as well. Watch the end product here.
Turkish black metal band Blliigghhtted is gearing up to release their new full length album on December 24th through the London-based label Merdumgiriz Records, and it's called Kosmoskampf. The album will feature four tracks with a forty-four minute running time, focusing on "innovative and spiritual black metal." There will also be an accompanying 16mm film with the album. As of now, you can experience one of the tracks from the album, "And Tiamat's Present Absence," over here.
After the return of their original singer Niko Kalliojärvi, Amoral are releasing a new album next year called In Sequence. The Finnish sextet will release its 7th studio album in early 2016. The album will come out in Japan on January 29th through Ward Records, and the rest of the world follows on February 5th through Imperial Cassette (Gordeon Music, GSA / Nightmare Records, North America). In Sequence will also feature a whole bunch of guest musicians and the first single, "Rude Awakening", will be released on the 4th of December!
Ashen Horde is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Trevor Portz. The black metal outfit's new album, Nine Plagues, will be unleashed unto the world come December 15th, 2015. For a taste of what you can expect from the release, check out the song ''Feral'' and listen to it below.
Omnium Gatherum have finally revealed all about their new album. While previously fans got to hear a new single called "Skyline", the Finns have now revealed the details of Beyond's successor. The melodic death metallers will release Grey Heavens on February 26th, 2016 in Europe (19th of February in Finland) through Lifeforce Records. The record features 10 new songs. Check out the cover that will grace Grey Heavens below as well.
The legendary Swedish epic doomsters Candlemass will bring us a new EP soon. The four studio tracks featuring Mats Levén on vocals were recorded for a special anniversary release early next year on Napalm Records. The cover artwork for the EP, which can be seen below, was created by Erik Rovanperä. A short clip of some of the sessions for the new EP can be seen below. This also offers fans the opportunity to have a first taste of the new music.
Children Of Bodom have announced a new show in Belgium after their previous show in Brussels was cancelled "due to the current unstable situation despite the best efforts of the venue and the organizer." They have confirmed a show in Kortrijk, Belgium for November 29th instead. Children Of Bodom are joined by Sylosis on this European tour which they decided to continue on despite Lamb Of God's cancellation.
Finnish doomsters Lord Vicar have announced their new album. It will be called Gates Of Flesh and will be out via The Church Within Records, on Winter/Spring 2016. This will be the band's 3rd full-length album, following Fear No Pain (2008) and Signs Of Osiris (2011). For now, you can take a look at the album artwork which is the painting "Nymphs and Satyr" (1873) by William Adolphe Bouguereau. Lord Vicar has been recording the album since October and you can expect more doom from them soon enough.