Delain are about to release a new EP and just shared with their fans samples from all the tracks that will appear on Lunar Prelude, which is hitting stores next week on the 19th of February 2016 via Napalm Records, in preparation of their next full length studio album. Lunar Prelude is a collection of brand new tracks, a new version of a familiar one, and live versions of some of their favorite The Human Contradiction tracks.
Polish progressive innovators Riverside have just released a new lyric video for their upcoming single, the remixed version of Time Travellers, originally the ninth track of their latest album to date, Love, Fear And The Time Machine. You may enjoy this version of the track below. Do you prefer it to the one on the record?
According to HuffPo France, after the controversial video was posted a few weeks ago showing Phil Anselmo giving the Nazi salute and shouting "white power", something he has apologized for multiple times, French senator and President of the General Council of the Vendée, Bruno Retailleau asked the promoters of French festival Hellfest to drop Down from its annual summer fest for promoting hatred. Dutch festival FortaRock canceled Down's appearance "to make clear that there is no room for racism or fascism at FortaRock."
As Cobalt prepares for the release of their new studio album Slow Forever, the band is ready to give fans the first taste of what they can expect on March 25th when the album drops through Profound Lore Records. Today, you can listen to the 9-minute song entitled "Beast Whip", available for streaming exclusively at NPR. Check out the song there and then share your impressions of it.
Norwegian folk/Viking metallers Mistur are getting ready for the release of their new album, which will be entitled In Memoriam and will be released on Dark Essence Records this year. And to celebrate this event, they have released a new song called "Downfall" which you can check out via their Bandcamp page.
Karmic Link released their latest album back in 2010, Esoterica, but the progressive metallers have been working on a new single. This will be their first new material in a while after a few singles released in the last few years.
Otep, led by mastermind/vocalist Otep Shamaya, are back with a new album this year to follow Hydra. The details of their seventh studio record and Napalm Records debut titled Generation Doom have been revealed. The album is set for an April 15th release and the artwork and tracklist have been unveiled now. Find out more about what you can expect on this record below.
Australian one man black metal act Ill Omen has recently posted online the first track "I. Æ.Thy.Rift" off Æ.Thy.Rift, its new opus. Nuclear War Now! Productions will release the third album of the band next month, digitally and on vinyl on March 1st, 2016. If you are curious about the music, head over here to have a listen to what IV, aka Mitchell Keepin, created.
Swedish death/black metal quintet Omnizide have released an update about their upcoming album. While the band released their debut Death Metal Holocaust two years ago, they are now working on the next one. In the meantime, they have revealed a preview of the new song "Doomsday Revelations" now available below.
UPDATE: After the Dutch festival FortaRock cancelled Down's performance due to Phil Anselmo's "white power" gesture and shouting, now their February 8th show in New Orleans, the band's hometown, has been cancelled as well. Phil apologized again and publicly apologized to his Down bandmates and now guitarist Pepper Keenan has responded.
Tombs - featuring Charlie Schmid (Vaura), Fade Kainer (Batillus) and Evan Void (Sadgiqacea) - will release their new 5-track EP, All Empires Fall, on the 1st of April via Relapse Records. Apart from revealing all the details about it, the band has also released an audio appetizer. You can listen to "Deceiver" here as of now, which is the first single to surface from the mini-album.
According to Music Business Worldwide, the two companies set up to manage copyrights for Deep Purple and other associated acts have fallen into administration — a process designed so that it protects companies from their creditors while a restructuring plan is completed.
A couple of days ago, we listened to the first single "Floating Point", that will be featured on the upcoming The Algorithm album under the name Brute Force. Now, Rémi Gallego (creator of the project) has unveiled more info about the upcoming release, including cover and guests. The new album will be released on the 1st of April 2016 under the FiXT Music Label.
Exciting news arrive from the Wolves In The Throne Room camp. Two years after releasing Celestite, which saw them win The Best Ambient / Drone Album Of 2014 at Metal Storm Awards, the American wolves are at it again, working on new material. They shared on their Facebook page that they are in the early stages of creating a new record.