Lemmy Kilmister may have died but Motörhead's music lives on. In fact, UDR Music will release Clean Your Clock, a live CD/DVD/Blu-ray on June 10th. Now you can watch footage of the iconic metal group performing "Bomber" live at the Zenith in Munich - their last recorded gig.
Ashbringer are streaming a new song! You can start your day by listening to the first single "Oceans Apart" off their upcoming album Yūgen which is due out on June 3rd, 2016 via Avantgarde Music (digipak CD), Vendetta (vinyl), and Broken Limbs Recordings (cassette). What are you waiting for? Discover the atmospheric new track "Oceans Apart" on the YouTube player below. The Americans are releasing a new album one year after Vacant.
Rejoice prog lovers! Shade Empire offspring band Thence is set to release their sophomore album, We Are Left With A Song on May 27th, following up on the debut released 5 years ago, These Stones Cry From The Earth. The tracklist and cover for the album are available below. You can also listen to the song "It Is The Truth That Liberates" via YouTube. It's worth it.
Omen's return with a new record is finally happening this year. While their latest album, Eternal Black Dawn, came out over 10 years ago, this May you can expect a new dose of heavy metal from the group. Hammer Damage will be released on CD in May 27th, 2016 via Pure Steel Records and DSN Music digitally. The first edition comes with a special colored grey tray.
The first taste of Suidakra's new album is here. As of now, you can listen to the band's own brand of folk metal on their melodic new song "The Hunter's Horde". Realms Of Odoric is their first new album in three years and will hit stores this May 20th via AFM Records. How do you like Suidakra's new material?
It looks like Evergrey fans won't have to wait that long for a new album from the Swedes. Following the success of Hymns For The Broken (2014), the progressive metallers have been recording new material for their next record since March at Top Floor Studios. The mixing was handled by Jacob Hansen. This will be Evergrey's 10th record. Let's hope it will be a special one.
Japanese cult death metal act Defiled have unleashed the first new song taken from their forthcoming album, Towards Inevitable Ruin, which is scheduled for worldwide release on July 8th via Season Of Mist. The brutally raw new track "Force And Obedience" is now available for your listening pleasure below. Tell us if you like it or not.
Wolves In The Throne Room have shared some good news! After a quiet few years, spent at home building out their studio and writing a new record, the band is now ready to return to the stage. They have announced a Fall 2016 Tour. For now, they are touring the Eastern U.S. and Canada, an area they haven't toured in 5 years. Moreover, this year the duo celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Diadem Of 12 Stars and will reissue the record. Out of print physically for many years, they remastered the audio with Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service and re-scanned all photography from original negatives.
After a successful debut album, called Children Of The Iron Age, U.S. atmospheric black metallers Wayfarer have new music to share with the world. They will release their second album, Old Souls, on June 17th through Prosthetic Records. Recorded at Flatline Audio with Shane Howard (Martriden, Khemmis) while being mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt), the album features seven tracks clocking in at almost 50 minutes long. The album's cover artwork, which can be seen below, was created by Colorado artist and knifesmith Adam Gersh.
This year, progressive death metallers Black Crown Initiate will finally release their second album, following 2014's The Wreckage Of Stars. The new offering is called Selves We Cannot Forgive and features artwork by Travis Smith/Seempieces. You can feast your eyes on it now as you wait to hear the music.
Blackened heavy metal band Faethom from Fort Lauderdale, FL released the cover artwork for their upcoming album Fury Of The Scorned Witch. This will be the band's 2nd full-length album and will feature 18 hellish tracks. This record will be a horror concept album about a fictional Bolivian mining town where the miners toil and suffer relentlessly under the watchful eye of "El Tio" (the demonic entity that guards the mines). With an infernal cast of characters - a scorned, vengeful cholita, a violent, murderous miner, a powerful, diabolical witch, a pious, holier-than-thou gossip, and a sinful, cowardly priest - the album promises to be a hellish metal tale of terror.
A new Virus song? It is here! The Norwegian experimental avantgardists have just debuted the first brand new track off of Memento Collider, their first new album in 5 years. Their fourth full-length drops on Karisma Records this 3rd of June and was recorded at the Amper Tone Studios in Oslo. "Steamer" is the first 7-minute piece of the puzzle that you can hear, so go ahead and enjoy it here.
American-Norwegian electronic hard rock/heavy metal group Combichrist returns with an eighth studio album, This is Where Death Begins, to be out in stores on June 3rd via Out Of Line Music. The new album was produced by Oumi Kapila (Filter) with Combichrist's vocalist Andy LaPlegua and mastered by Vlado Meller (Slipknot). The 15-track effort also features guest vocals from Chris Motionless (Motionless In White) and Ariel Levitan (MXMS). Other details, tracklist and cover artwork, are available down under.
Iceland's own Svartidauði have just released a 7" EP via Terratur Possessions. It is new but the songs in it aren't exactly recent. The black metallers recorded two songs back in 2010, which are now available in Hideous Silhouettes Of Lynched Gods. Enjoy the track "Deathtrip" below for a taste.
At the end of last year, Jorn announced he was working on a covers album. Recently, the details regarding the album have been announced. It will be titled Heavy Rock Radio and Jorn Lande covers classics from artists and bands that have meant something special to him, and helped forge his own unique style. Enjoy the album trailer and find out the songs he will be covering.