Revocation have a new record label. The technical metallers from Boston signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band has been very productive in terms of new releases and now prepares their next album to follow Revocation, released less than a year ago. Are you excited for the new album?
New Zealand's death metallers Diocletian have just released a brand new track called "Steel Jaws" off their upcoming new opus Gesundrian and you can check it out on the player below. Tell us about your impressions. The band's 3rd full-length album is scheduled for release on May 23rd on CD/LP under Osmose Productions.
The gothic metallers Trees Of Eternity seem to be approaching the completion of their debut album. With a few recordings still to be done, the band hopes the final mixing will happen in May. After their 2009 demo Trees Of Eternity, guitarist Juha Raivio's project with singer Aleah is ready to unleash new material.
As previously reported, the Ronnie James Dio tribute This Is Your Life will be released on April 1st and today you get to hear Metallica's contribution to the release. The nine-minute medley of four tracks titled "Ronnie Rising" and performed by Metallica features riffs from "A Light In The Black," "Tarot Woman," "Stargazer," and "Kill The King." All songs were originally written and recorded by Rainbow. Enjoy it here!
Danish prog power metallers Evil Masquerade will be releasing new album next month, on April 22nd. The album will be entitled The Digital Crucifix, and was mixed by Tommy Hansen (Jorn, Helloween) and composed/produced by Henrik Flyman. Do not hesitate and check out also the new album's tracklist and cover artwork below.
If you can't wait anymore to listen to something new from Finns Impaled Nazarene, you are in luck because the band just shared a 10-minute sample of the songs that will appear on Vigorous And Liberating Death. The audio samples are available for your listening pleasure on their Facebook page over here or below. Did it raise your expectations for the successor to Road To The Octagon?
Blackened sludge metallers Wolvhammer have entered the studio to record their new album, also their third to date. The Obsidian Plains' follow-up should be released this summer on Profound Lore Records and more will be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wolvhammer is currently tracking with Dan Jensen at the soundboard, with eight new tracks penned for the yet unnamed release.
Epica have presented the second part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. The Dutch band warns that this video contains a lot of new music. If you are curious, just watch the video below and tell us what you think.
Beneath the burden of their fans' anticipation with regards to the new vocalist, Barren Earth plans to enter the studio in March to partially record the follow-up to their 2012 release, The Devil's Resolve. Due to keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson's schedule conflicts, they will return to the studio to finish off the album later in the year. Jón Aldará, who stepped in for renowned Swallow The Sun frontman Mikko Kotamäki, hails from Faroe Islands doom metal band Hamferð. You can read up on the subject over here and here.
Last time we heard of Nachtmystium, its mastermind Blake Judd announced the end of the band and the release of a final album called The World We Left Behind. Nachtmystium are returning to Belle City Sound today to put the finishing touches on the band's farewell album. The album will be released via Century Media Records worldwide in late spring/early summer 2014. An exact release date will be announced when it is confirmed.
Epica have presented the first part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band's sixth studio album that will be released in May through Nuclear Blast. It also previews the first music from the upcoming album. Don't miss out on the chance to listen to the first new material below.
If you have been eagerly awaiting the new Ophis album, rejoice because the German death/doom metallers will enter the studio today. Their third album will be called Abhorrence In Opulence and the tentative release date is set for autumn. If you want to check out one of the new songs, watch the video available below.
Tesseract have presented the first part of their latest album Altered State in a version live in the studio. It follows a tradition the band already started on their debut album One. The band performed the entire "Of Matter" movement at Sphere Studios. Watch their 14-minute performance right here.
At the request of many fans, the Swedes HammerFall replied with a statement, regarding the progress of their new upcoming release. The band will enter the studio next week on Monday, where they will begin with the new album recordings once again with producer Fredrik Nordström. As already stated in previous news, the album cover art will be done by Andreas Marschall. The yet-untitled album will see the light on August 29th, 2014.
Novembers Doom are hard at work on the follow-up to 2011's Aphotic and have just released an album update. The band is currently in the studio recording their ninth opus, to be called Bled White, at Belle City Sound. If you are curious about the new material, below you find the first installment of the Novembers Doom studio sessions video blog for Bled White. Check it out.