Grindcore legends Napalm Death have announced two special projects that have been in the works recently. First of all, the British band is launching a special cover song of the track "To Go Off And Things" by the Cardiacs via their Bandcamp page as charity download. Furthermore, Napalm Death are also releasing a limited and exclusive vinyl 12" EP entitled Our Pain Is Their Power to commemorate their very special Roadburn Festival appearance on April 10th.
Every day, we get to hear new music and today it is Down's turn to debut a new track. In anticipation of their impending newest EP, the New Orleans sludge/stoner metallers revealed "We Knew Him Well" and you can stream the song right now on the Soundcloud player available below.
Behold, fresh news from the Down camp. The sequel to Down IV - Part One is finished and set for release. It will simply be called Down IV - Part Two and will be released on May 13th, 2014. The new EP was tracked at Nodferatu's Lair (vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio) and produced by Michael Thompson. The rest of details - artwork and tracklist - can be checked out below.
After the departure of Johannes Stoltenburg, Germans Downfall Of Gaia are pleased to announce his replacement behind the drums - Michael Kadnar. Michael was touring alongside Downfall Of Gaia with his other band Black Table, last year across the United States. Check out the official statements of the band and Michael below.
The latest album of death/doom metallers Frequency Of Butterfly Wings called The Weight Of Existence has now been released despite the difficulties and impediments faced. The opus follows their debut release The Butterfly Effect.
Avantgarde metal band Kekal recently announced their new album's title and release date. The successor to Autonomy and the Unsung Division EP is to be called Multilateral and comes out in August 2015. For now, you can listen to the brand new tune "Token Discontentment" on their Bandcamp page and download the song for free as well.
After streaming a new song, Throwdown have just announced the streaming of their entire new album Intolerance online. The opus is due out next week on January 21st through eOne Music but luckily, you can already stream the entire piece through the player available below. Was it worth the wait?
Iranian brutal metallers ScoX have released a new single called "Absolution Is Near". The song was released independently, mastered and mixed by Loud Zombie. The song is available for download on their official website. They promised the single would be released on Christmas Eve, but due to some problems, it's ready today. Enjoy!
American progressive rising stars Jolly just decided to offer up their latest album, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2), as a free download for everybody. Are you going to miss this opportunity to legally download an entire album? If you are not, you can have The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) right here.
California's Throwdown have released a new track titled "Defend With Violence" from their upcoming LP Intolerance, due out next week on January 21st, 2014 through eOne Music. The new album, the first in four years, was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with rising producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z. Tell us what you think about the new song, available below.
German death metallers Lay Down Rotten will release their new album Deathspell Catharsis on January 24th, 2014 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; January 27th in the rest of Europe; and on February 11th in North America via Apostasy Records. The album was once again produced by the band's collaborator Thilo Krieger in his Desert Inn Studio and today you get to listen to a brand new song from them. It is called "Deathspell Catharsis" and you can blast it through the player below.
SikTh are among the new batch of bands confirmed for UK's Download Festival next year. While the fans would be hoping for a new album and full-on tour since the band disbanded in 2008, at least that's something. Volbeat, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Buckcherry, Memphis May Fire, Battlecross, Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel, Thy Art Is Murder, The Amity Affliction, Avatar, Lonely The Brave, Arcane Roots and Feed The Rhino are the other bands confirmed.
Brutal death metal force Dying Fetus have been confirmed for the 2014 UK Download Festival. After headliners were announced for next summer's Download Festival, the Internet spoke and made #WhyNotDyingFetus trend on Twitter. It started as a joke but the organizers of the festival were listening to the online buzz and now Dying Fetus will actually perform at Donington Park this upcoming June.
Anubis Gate have been working on their next effort called Horizons for the last two years. The plan was to release it this year, but the band will not meet that deadline. When Anubis Gate recorded Horizons, there were three songs that they didn't know what to do with. A different version of the song "Destined To Remember", a cover of the Pink Floyd track "Sheep" and a cover of "Broken Wings", originally by Mr. Mister. So, while you are waiting patiently until early 2014 for the new album to be released, you can now download this 22-minute EP called Sheepover here.