Swallow The Sun have announced that drummer Kai Hahto is stepping down from the band. While neither the Finnish band nor Kai Hahto say he is leaving the band, Juuso Raatikainen has been announced as the band's new official drummer. You might remember that Kai Hahto is working with Nightwishon their upcoming album as Jukka Nevalainen will take a break due to health issues. The music for the new Swallow The Sun album is ready and they promise something big for their next release.
Germans Downfall Of Gaia will be back in the US this winter touring in support of their latest album, Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay, released on November 7th. The tour is scheduled to begin on January 23rd in Philadelphia, PA and continues through February 13th with the final show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. Check out the rest of tour dates down below.
While System Of A Down haven't released a new album since 2005's Hypnotize and Mezmerize, they continue to tour and perform live. Next year, the group will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with their Wake Up The Souls Tour, commencing on April 10th and concluding with their first-ever performance in Armenia with a free show in Yerevan's Republic Square. Check out the tour dates below. Maybe you can catch the band live near you.
German post-metallers Downfall Of Gaia are streaming online another new track off their upcoming album Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay. The nearly 9-minute song is called "To Carry Myself To The Grave" and you can give it a listen at this location. Satisfy your curiosity. Was it worth your time?
Guitarist Christian Muenzner is very busy these days. Apart from recording rhythm guitar parts for the Alkaloid debut album, a new project announced when he and Hannes Grossmann leftObscura, he is also joining forces with vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Firewind, Beyond Twilight, Iron Mask, etc.) in a new band. Christian Muenzner is very excited about this new band and seems like he wanted to form it for a long time. The songwriting process is underway and more will be revealed very soon.
German metal act Downfall Of Gaia announced the new release of Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay, the band's third full length studio release. The album drops on November 7th (G/A/S), November 10th (rest of Europe), and November 11th (North America) via Metal Blade Records. The band also presents a brand new 10-minute track, "Carved Into Shadows", available for streaming down under.
Germans Downfall Of Gaia have just finished the recordings for their new, third studio album Aeon Unveils Te Thrones O Decay. The follow-up to Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes will be released this coming fall. It was recorded at the '79 Sound Studio with Christoph Scheidel, mixed once more by Jack Shirley from Atomic Garden and mastered by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege.
In case you didn't know, Japanese demented avantgarde metallers Vampillia have recently released a new single for free called "You Should Go First." The good thing about it is that you can stream it below and also download it for free at Candlelight Records Bandcamp. Have fun!
Industrial metallers Ministry have recently launched the Ministry Mondays series where they offer weekly free downloads. Each Monday the band will post a song from their From Beer To Eternity remix album in the same order as on the album. Following that, they will also continue the series with remixes of material from their Relapse album. This week we have "Permawar" which you can download at this location. You can download the MP3 version but there is also a link to the full 320 experience.
Indonesian avantgarde band Kekal offers you the download of the new track entitled "By Means Of Survival" for free here. This track is the 4th from the band's upcoming record Multilateral that is available for free download. You can get the other songs over here. If you prefer, you can also listen to the new track "By Means Of Survival" as well as the previous tracks on Bandcamp.
UK progressive death metallers De Profundis have recently released their new EP Frequencies which is currently available directly for free from the group's Bandcamp. You can listen to the entire piece if you still haven't and also download it for free.
Germans Downfall Of Gaia have announced that they will enter the studio and start with the recordings of the follow-up to Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes album. Additionally, the band also unveiled Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay as the title for their upcoming new record, which shall be released sometime in the fall of 2014.
After releasing the new EP - Down IV - Part Two - yesterday, Down now present a brand new official video for the track "We Knew Him Well", taken from the new EP. Do not hesitate and check out the video clip now through the YouTube player below.