Alternative/industrial metallers Mushroomhead returned this year with a new album called The Righteous & The Butterfly. Now they release the second music video from the new album. They chose the track "Out Of My Mind" this time. You can watch the video here and tell us your opinion about it.
And now for something a bit different and a treat for fans of the legendary band Celtic Frost. A trailer has been released for Mark Rudolph's upcoming tribute book Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost. The book is the creation of Mark Rudolph, an illustrator and cartoonist who has designed artwork for bands like Carcass, Coalesce and Behold! The Monolith. Watch the teaser now and feast your eyes on the stunning artwork.
Some disappointing news for Shadows Fall fans, but probably not entirely unexpected. They have announced that they have decided to take a hiatus from "future extensive touring." The band has given many reasons for their decision for taking a break from the road, but before their hiatus, Shadows Fall will embark on a European string of dates along with their "final" North American tour.
Proggers Opeth's upcoming album, Pale Communion, is now available for streaming at Pitchfork Advance ahead of its release. Click on the link to get access to the full album! After you do, share your thoughts and impressions about the music. How would you rate the album?
Foscor's 4th album Those Horrors Wither is finally a reality. This long established black metal band from Barcelona finally set a release date for the music they have been working on and preparing during the last almost 2 years, as they say. Their new partnership with Alone Records will make possible the release of this long waited album. For now, listen to the first single "Graceful Pandora" below which will be released on October 3rd, on 7" vinyl single available through mail order only.
The Swedes Draconian have recently presented the third video from the studio sessions of their new album. This time around, the band shows a little snippet from Heike Langhans' vocal parts. If you are curious about it, check it out below. More updates about the album are expected soon. Stay tuned!
Melodic death metal band Engraved Disillusion coming from the United Kingdom has revealed the artwork for their upcoming album The Eternal Rest to be released this year. The ten tracks of this album have been mastered and mixed and the first music video from the album is set to be recorded this Sunday. The artwork is provided by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design and you can see it down here.
Americans Tombs premiere a brand new official video "Seance". Track for this video appears on the band's latest effort, Savage Gold, out from June 6th through Relapse Records. The video was directed by Jaclyn Sheer and is now available for viewing below.
Italy-based metal quartet Nero Di Marte will release Derivae, the highly anticipated follow-up to their self-titled debut, this fall via Prosthetic Records. The album's title, taken from the Italian phrase 'andare alla Deriva' ('to go adrift'), correlates with its lyrical themes, which vocalist Sean Worrell describes as "tragically searching for something that maybe isn't there… letting yourself go and becoming swayed by the unknown". Keep an eye out for further details in the coming weeks.
Swiss black metal act Darkspace are trying to tell us something. The strange message on Avantgarde Music's Facebook page is a code, a code that translates into a new album that will be released very soon, even sooner than expected. The band's fourth full-length record is finished, and is to be released on the 6th of September, 2014 and is titled Dark Space III I. To add to this, Avantgarde Music has started production on the release of their acclaimed debut Dark Space I on vinyl: this will come again with embossed gatefold cover and will be a double vinyl.
After releasing their debut album Back To The Front via Century Media a couple of days ago, Swedish death metallers Entombed A.D. reveal a brand new official video, for the track "Pandemic Rage". This video clip was produced and directed by Valentin Mellström and Stian Roenning. It is available for streaming through the YouTube player below. Check it out!
Dutch necromantic death metal act Antropomorphia are ready to unleash their new album Rites Ov Perversion. In fact, the album is set for release on September 12th on CD and LP in Europe, and on CD and digitally in North America on September 16th on Metal Blade Records. For now, you can check out the cover art and tracklist below and stream the first single "Nekrovaginal Secretions" here. How is the successor to Evangelivm Nekromantia sounding so far?
Jeff Loomis revealed on the latest Summer NAMM 2014 that he's going to start writing songs for his next solo album next month. He plans to be in the studio for it as early as this coming fall. It should be his last one within his contract with Century Media. Maybe after that we can expect the next Conquering Dystopia record. In the video below, he discussed his latest signature model from OG Schecter, as well as plans for the next months. Check it out.
The lineup and running order for the massive Southwest Terror Fest III has been finalized and announced. If you haven't heard about this fest, this is your chance. It will happen in Tucson, Arizona from October 16th through 19th. With four nights of action between both the historic Rialto Theatre for the main stage events, and nearby The District Tavern for the kickoff and after-shows, the third installment of Southwest Terror Fest promises to be interesting. As for the bands that will be performing, check out the list below.