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American brutal death metallers Unmerciful have revealed the details for their sophomore album (their first new album in 10 years!), Ravenous Impulse, due out on July 22nd, 2016 via Unique Leader Records.
If you were going to attend Temples Festival 2016, we have bad news to share. The U.K. festival set to take place in June has just been cancelled despite the previous band announcements. According to their lengthy statement, the fest is cancelled due to lack of funding after they were left with debt following Temples 2015. Ticket refunds are available, of course.
As they are about to release a new album, The Last Stand, Sabaton have announced the first dates for their massive European tour for 2017. The Last Tour is their biggest tour yet and scheduled to kick off on January 7th at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Very special guests are heavy metal legends Accept. Find all dates below!
Gutter Instinct are a blackened death metal band from Sweden and they have just released their debut album, Age Of The Fanatics, via Prosthetic Records. Following their debut EP, The Insurrection, this new opus develops a blackened edge to their haunting death metal, drawing influence from bands such as Teitanblood, Bölzer, Grave Miasma, Black Witchery and Portal. If you are curious, hear the album below.
Portland-based doomsters Witch Mountain will team up with their fellow countrymen The Skull for a co-headlining European tour. A two-week run will happen this coming November and will also include two festival appearances - Doom Over Vienna and Hammer Of Doom in Würzburg, Germany. The confirmed list of tour dates is available down below. Check it out!
Earlier this year, HammerFalljoined the Napalm Records family for their upcoming, 10th studio album. it's been almost 20 years since they recorded their debut, Glory To The Brave. Well, the good news is that the power metallers are currently in the studio forging new material. In fact, according to their latest studio update, they have been recording clean/acoustic guitars for the record to be released on November 4th, 2016.
Latvian gothic/doom masters Heaven Grey's new album, entitled Manuscriptum, is now available to stream online at this location or on Bandcamp. If you want to hear some melodic gothic doom metal, check it out. The band's long awaited third full-length is officially released today on Via Nocturna.
Canadian black metal unit Iskra has teamed up with Southern Lord for the CD release of their latest LP, Ruins. Southern Lord will issue Ruins on digipak CD including a twenty-page booklet with lyrics and liner notes on July 1st. Iskra also announced the Anarchy Attack... Canadian Destruction (Storming the Atlantic) Summer Tour of Canada, their first major tour of Canada since 2004. This tour will mark their first coast to coast tour of the country and includes five days in the maritime provinces. The tour also features appearances at Spider Fest (formerly Spider Acres) in Meyersburg, Ontario and Evil Fest in Sainte-Angele-de-Merici, Quebec.
After announcing a set of European tour dates with Ne Obliviscaris earlier this year, Norwegian black metal masters Enslaved now confirmed the Australian part of their 25th anniversary tour. The band will pay a visit to country "down under" this October, and will perform two full sets at every show. Dates, venues and other details can found on the official tour flyer below.
The Fall Of Hearts, which is Katatonia's new album, was just released on May 20th through Peaceville Records. Now, the band has decided to share a full stream of the release online on SoundCloud, including a teaser of bonus tracks "Vakaren" (CD/DVD and Deluxe Edition), "Sistere" (LP and Deluxe Edition) and "Wide Awake In Quietus" (digital and Deluxe Edition). If you still haven't listened to the album or bonus tracks, here is your chance. Enjoy it below.
Do you want to see more from Ayreon's upcoming DVD, The Theater Equation? Now you can. This DVD/Blu-ray package was recently announced for release on the 17th June 2016 via InsideOut Music, and you can now view the first full clip from the production. Watch "Day Two: Isolation" here, from the masterpiece The Human Equation. Don't miss it!
While there is no news on a new album for now, Doro will release a brand new 2 Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package entitled Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal, on June 24th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. To give fans another taste of what to expect from this release, the live clip for "Bad Blood" (featuring Lordi) has been revealed. Check it out.