If you like to read and also like death metal and grindcore, this could be perfect for you. Originally released on Feral House back in 2004, Choosing Death: The Improbable History Of Death Metal and Grindcore is widely recognized as the definitive history of its titular extreme music subgenres. For its (more or less) 10-year anniversary, author Albert Mudrian - editor-in-chief of Decibel Magazine - has chosen life after death in the form of an expanded and revised edition, which flaunts 100 additional pages of new content.
It's time to hear some new material from Coal Chamber. The Los Angeles metallers fronted by Dez Fafara are back but is it with a bang? You can judge their first new single for now. It's called "I.O.U. Nothing" and it's their first new material in a long time. You can stream the song at this location.
Motörhead recently returned to the studio to begin work on their 22nd studio album. The heavy metal legendary band released their latest album in 2013, Aftershock, but the band also faced a tough time after cancelling shows due to health issues of frontman Lemmy Kilmister. All of that seems behind them now as they are currently recording in Los Angeles with their longtime producer Cameron Web. Check out below some of the pics from the recording process.
Wilderun have posted online a track from their upcoming album, Sleep At The Edge Of The Earth. It's called "The Garden Of Fire" and you can stream it as much as you want below. Their next album is due out on the 7th of April and will be available on their website and Bandcamp. How was that 9-minute track as an introduction to the album? Let us know.
Pranksters Old Man Gloom have released a new video today or did they really? The American metallers have done a video for the track "The Lash" (directed by Andrew Cox) and it's supposed to be ominous and crushing. The track appears on one of the two versions of their latest album The Ape Of God. You can watch it here below and see it for yourself.
Guitarist Kim Thayil of Soundgarden has told The Sydney Morning Herald that the band plans to make a new album in the next few months for a 2016 release. So, that means that King Animal (2012), their comeback album, will have a follow-up. The band will begin working on it after their Australian shows this month. What are your hopes for the band's next album?
Blues Pills have released a trailer for their upcoming live album. You can check it out now on the YouTube player below. Blues Pills Live will be available in various vinyl colors (black, blue, yellow, splatter) as well as on CD in a lavish upright digibook. No digital version will be made available. The release will be strictly limited and won't be reprinted once it is sold out. So, don't waste any time!
As their fans wait for their next album, Punishment 18 Records is preparing to reissue Borknagar classic album The Olden Domain. Originally released in 1997 by Century Media Records, their second full-length album marks the beginning of Borknagar's transition to a new extreme metal vision, following an evolution of a more progressive approach to Viking-themed metal artistic movement, according to the label.
Amorphis are featured on Freqstv's original tour series Ghosts Of The Road. FreqsTV recently launched Ghosts Of The Road, an intimate day-in-the-life-of portrait series, featuring some of today's top rock and metal acts as they navigate a rigorous life on the road. After At The Gateswere featured, now it's Amorphis turn. Get an inside look into the band below! Did you like it?
Cradle Of Filth's 'Vestal Masturbation' t-shirt is causing some controversy. According to Radio New Zealand, a woman has attempted to spraypaint the controversial t-shirt at an exhibition at Canterbury Museum. The t-shirt, that depicts a graphic image of a nun masturbating with the phrase 'Jesus Is A Cunt' at the back, was placed on display at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand for the "T-shirts Unfolding" exhibition and it has drawn criticism. Shortly after the exhibition was opened, a woman took a can of spray paint to the installation in an attempt to obscure the t-shirt's message.
French extreme progressive metallers Orakle have uploaded a new trailer for their upcoming album. Éclats marks the return of the band with their most progressive and innovative work to date, after seven years of absence. You can have a taste of the new songs right here right now! Preorders are available immediately at this location.
After a long silence from the German metallers Never Comes Silence, the band has confirmed that they are recording a new album. A few days ago, singer Tanja Regmann laid down the final vocals. The album will be entitled Everdark and contain 9 songs of pure and dark heaviness, according to the band. Stay tuned for more details about it!
Century Media Records has announced the reissue of two groundbreaking technical death metal albums, Obscura and From Wisdom To Hate, by long-running Canadian legends Gorguts on April 6th, 2015 in Europe and April 7th in North America. These 2015 editions were created in close cooperation with Luc Lemay, who reveals the entire history of these ambitious records in the accompanying liner notes and both are dedicated to the memory of former members Steeve Hurdle (R.I.P. 2012) and Steve MacDonald (R.I.P. 2002). Are you interested?
Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love has been announced as the title of the new album by Italy's purveyors of black/doom metal Forgotten Tomb. The band's new studio opus is scheduled for release via Agonia Records, on April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America. You can feast your eyes on the striking album cover bellow. All other details have been revealed as well.
Van Halen will release what the band is calling its "definitive live album" on March 31st, the same date they're scheduled to begin a six-album remaster series with reissues of Van Halen and 1984. It's the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Confirming days of rumors, sources at the Van Halen News Desk have shared the first official details of the live LP, titled Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, as well as information regarding the upcoming remasters.