After announcing a European tour, there are now reports that System Of A Down are indeed working on a new album, which will be their first since Mezmerize and Hypnotize, both released in 2005. In a new interview with Kerrang!, drummer John Dolmayan revealed that the band has so far written fifteen songs during the last six months or so.
Atrophy is about to be released tomorrow, November 11th via Metal Blade Records. That's Downfall Of Gaia's new album in case you have been distracted. But why wait any longer? You can hear their new record now in full over here via SoundCloud because the post-black metallers just premiered the whole thing online.
The official Downfall Of Gaia video for the song "Ephemerol" from their new album Atrophy can be seen below. The video was directed, shot and edited by Martin Neumann back in September/October. Watch it below and enjoy the music! Atrophy will be out in November 11th on Metal Blade Records.
Two atmospheric black metal bands, Selvans and Downfall Of Nur, are releasing a collaborative album on the 7th of November via Avantgarde Music. But you don't have to wait until then because the Italian label is streaming it online and in full at this location. Stop what you are doing and check it out now!
After their Wake Up The Souls Tour 2015 and some festival appearances, System Of A Down will return to Europe for a few summer festivals and select headline dates in 2017. The group will play summer dates across Europe in 2017, including Download festivals in Paris and Madrid.
Atmospheric black metal bands Selvans and Downfall Of Nur have decided they did not just want to take part in a split release, but wanted it to be a true collaboration in every sense of the word. Instead of just producing their individual recordings in a state of total disconnect, with the bands concerned having only the most basic contact, and often none at all, Italy's Selvans and Argentina's Downfall Of Nur have not only worked together on the overall concept of the album, which simply bears the name of the two bands, they also perform on each others compositions.
The German sludge/post-metallers Downfall Of Gaia are excited to announce Atrophy, the band's 4th full-length album, due out on November 11th through Metal Blade Records. While the pre-orders are available here, you can view the artwork, read the tracklist and listen to a brand-new song, entitled "Woe", below. Are you ready for a new album?
Tbilisi Jam Fest in Georgia, headlined by Tiamat, has been shut down by religious fanatics. According to reports, several radical priests led several dozen ultraconservative Orthodox Christian activists on Saturday evening in an attempt to violently disrupt an open air festival on the outskirts of Georgia's capital city Tbilisi. The organizer of the event Vladimir Unanyants told a local website that 30 minutes after the concert began a group of people led by Orthodox priests appeared and tried to force the concert to shut down. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. The most recent case being Belphegor, who were attacked by a Christian Orthodox activist and forced to cancel their Russian tour.
After Hellfestrefused to dropDown from their line-up, losing its subsidy funding in the process, now the band has decided to cancel their appearance. Furthermore, Down have cancelled all of their European tour dates, including Download and Graspop Metal Meeting 2016 following Phil Anselmo's "white power" gesture and shouting.
Myrath's new album Legacy has been released in the U.S. via Nightmare Records but will only be available in Europe through Verycords on February 19th. However, you don't have to wait any longer because the progressive Oriental folk metal band's new record is currently available for download and streaming on their Bandcamp page. Go ahead and enjoy it!
According to HuffPo France, after the controversial video was posted a few weeks ago showing Phil Anselmo giving the Nazi salute and shouting "white power", something he has apologized for multiple times, French senator and President of the General Council of the Vendée, Bruno Retailleau asked the promoters of French festival Hellfest to drop Down from its annual summer fest for promoting hatred. Dutch festival FortaRock canceled Down's appearance "to make clear that there is no room for racism or fascism at FortaRock."
After more than 4 years of silence, the Swedish metal sextet Marionette have released their 4th album Propaganda this week on February 3rd, which is available for streaming now via SoundCloud below and to download for free in its entirety on their new website. Don't miss it!
UPDATE: After the Dutch festival FortaRock cancelled Down's performance due to Phil Anselmo's "white power" gesture and shouting, now their February 8th show in New Orleans, the band's hometown, has been cancelled as well. Phil apologized again and publicly apologized to his Down bandmates and now guitarist Pepper Keenan has responded.