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.
French doom purveyors Monolithe retread their cosmic journey with a string of releases this year. Besides re-releasing their previous two EPs in a unified fashion, they also issued the remastered version of their sophomore album, Monolithe II, complete with new artwork to seamlessly blend with the rest of their monolithic catalogue. It was released on the 18th of July (the 22nd for North America) via Debemur Morti Productions.
Bay Area metallers Machine Head continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of a 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which is due out this fall. With a strong and diverse line-up that features support from Finnish powerhouse Children Of Bodom and Dutch symphonic metallers Epica with American melodic death/thrash openers Battlecross, the tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st. Are you planning to check out this tour?
Voyageur Press has set an August 15th release date for The Big Book Of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History Of Heavy Metal's Debauched Decade. The book was written by acclaimed heavy metal journalist Martin Popoff. He has penned more than 40 books on hard rock, heavy metal, and record collecting, including Voyageur Press' Rush: The Illustrated History, Sweating Bullets: The Deth And Rebirth Of Megadeth, and Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History. He has also worked in film and television, his most recent projects being Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage and VH1's Metal Evolution. If you are curious about it, check out the book description below.