German metal trio Rage have just completed a successful tour of Europe as special guests to their label mates in Helloween. A few days before the tour started, the band's new EP My Way was released via Nuclear Blast. Now, the band is set to release their brand new studio album called The Devil Strikes Again on June 10th. This is their first new album since 2012's release 21. See the cover art and tracklist below.
Here is new death metal to discover. The Spanish band Altarage is offering a full stream of their new album Nihl, that will be out on February 26th through Sentient Ruin Laboratories/Sol Y Nieve (tape, digital) and Iron Bonehead Productions (vinyl). You can stream it via SoundCloud at this location. Nihl, the debut album by the band, is a 36 minutes evil, dissonant, death metal journey.
Today sees the official release of German metal veterans Rage's new limited 4-track EP My Way with their new line-up. Vocalist/bassist Peter Wagner is still leading the pack with guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and drummer Vassilios Maniatopoulos joining him. The EP is released on time for the opening of the band's European tour with Helloween on January 22nd, 2016 and will be available as MCD and 7"-vinyl exclusively at the Nuclear Blast Shop and on tour at the merchandising booth. Here is the title track from the new EP. Spin it on the video below.
After announcing their new line up, the German heavy metallers Rage are now sharing more projects for the future. The trio will release the EP My Way in January and will tour in Europe in 2016 as well. Peavy will introduce his new fellow musicians Marcos Rodriguez (guitars) and Vassilios Maniatopoulos (drums) live on stage for the first time.
It has been a while since Rage Against The Machine released a live album (or any album for that matter) but that is about to change. On September 11th, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment releases Live At Finsbury Park by Rage Against The Machine. This is a simultaneous release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats. For now, you can watch the anthem "Killing In The Name" taken from the show below and bang your head.
Peter "Peavy" Wagner and Victor Smolski of Rage declared the end of their musical collaboration at the beginning of February 2015. Since André Hilgers also had to leave his place behind the drums, rumors were running high and there was even talk about Rage would call it quits. Though Peavy made it clear that the new line-up of the band was already positioned, the names of his new band mates remained untold. Now the wait has come to an end - the new line-up of Rage has been revealed. The new studio album is about to be finalized and will be released in spring 2016.
The melodeath group Nightrage are currently streaming their latest work, The Puritan. Recorded in their new home of Gothenburg, Sweden and featuring a member named "Anders," this is a case where stereotypes won't lead you far from what sound to expect. A little bit of thrash, a lot of melodic riffs, death metal vocals. Check it out for yourself at this location. What do you think? Does Nightrage breathe new life into the genre with this new album?
As the release date for The Puritan approaches, Nightrage are getting more generous and have debuted two new songs recently in quick succession. The first of which was "Desperate Vows" and you can listen to that song through the lyric video made by Crystal Light Productions below. But the melodic death metallers have also shared a video clip for the tune "Stare Into Infinity". Despite a few years without releasing a new album, now you have plenty of new tunes to revel in.
UPDATE: Earlier this week, Nuclear Blast Records announced the end of Rage and later changed it to "end of the current line-up of Rage" leaving a bit of doubt in the air about what was happening after all. Now, the bassist/vocalist Peter "Peavy" Wagner has clarified the band situation and confirms that the band is not over, that it's just the end of an era. He says Rage will continue with a new line-up and that you can expect more news about that soon.
Today is a good day for Nightrage fans as the band just debuted a video for a new song and revealed all about their new album. Firstly, their new opus will be called The Puritan and drops on the 24th of April through Despotz Records. You can hear the first song below. What do you think of the new single "Kiss Of A Sycophant"?
Vocalist/bassist Peavy Wagner, guitarist Manni Schmidt and drummer Christos Efthimiadis, who released five albums in one of the most successful lineups of Rage, have reunited in the band called Refuge. Since 1994, the three musicians have played with different bands and continued to follow their own paths: Peavy with Rage, Manni with Grave Digger and Christos with Tri State Corner. Refuge are already confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2015.
Recently, Nightrage have signed an album deal with Despotz Records. Yes, the melodic death metal band will finally release the follow-up to Insidious (2011). In fact, the group is entering the Dugout Studio (in Uppsala, Sweden) with Daniel Bergstrand on September 15th to record the new opus. A new single/video will be out this fall and the yet untitled album will surface in February 2015. Ronnie Nyman will lend his voice to the new release.
The melodic death metallers Nightrage have been working on their new album since 2012, the follow-up to Insidious. Now the band has finally updated on what they are up to. Nightrage has been searching for a new label as well and soon will begin recording the album. What are your expectations for the new album?
Italian metalcore band Destrage has released a new video for one song of their new Are You Kidding Me? No. album. The song is "Destroy Create Transform Sublimate" and the video was directed by Matteo Di Gioia with live footage taken from the first 3 shows of their Italian tour. You can check the video here below.
Canadian extreme metallers Rage Nucléaire, the band of ex-Cryptopsy vocalist Dan "Lord Worm" Greening, are now unleashing the first new track taken from their brand new full-length Black Storm Of Violence. The band released their debut Unrelenting Fucking Hatred in 2012 and this is their first new material since then. The song entitled "Ritual Murder (And Its Attendant Blessings)" can be heard on the Soundcloud player below.