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German pagan black metal act Thormesis has completed the work on their fifth longplayer, which will be released in early 2017 via MDD Records. The band self-recorded and produced the successor of Freier Wille - Freier Geist. The album's artwork will be created by Bloodboy and Hubert Dürr (Internus). Most album details are still under wraps, so expect more news shortly.
Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons Enslaved will release The Sleeping Gods - Thorn compilation on November 11th via By Norse Music. A full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010-2011, this is a unique collection of experimental recordings connecting with the band's early roots. In advance of its release, the band is currently streaming the tune "Heimvegen" for public consumption. Enjoy the epic track here!
After some teasers, today you finally get to hear a full new song from Urfaust. The Dutch black metal duo just premiered the track "Meditatum II" off their first new studio album in six years, Empty Space Meditation. Stream "Meditatum II" right here and tell us if it lives up to your expectations. The album will be unleashed on October 28th under Ván Records.
Shortly after releasing their fresh new album, The Ninth Hour, the Finns Sonata Arctica announce that they will return to Europe for another trek in 2017. The band finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force last Saturday with a sold out show in Bochum, Germany. After their forthcoming North American tour, the band will hit European stages once again starting on February 20th, 2017. Support on this leg will come from Norwegian metallers Triosphere (February 20th - March 20th), also Finland-based heavy metallers Thunderstone (March 22nd - April 9th) and Canadian heavy metallers Striker. See all the dates below!
Entombed A.D. have released a music video for their song "Dead Dawn", which is the title track from their most recent album, out since February via Century Media. On their horrifying new video, zombies will attack, so you can expect some fun!
British death metallers Dyscarnate have shared some good news with their fans. They have joined forces with Unique Leader Records and will be releasing their third full-length album in the first quarter of 2017! This marks the first step in a new chapter for Dyscarnate and the group will be entering the studio next month to record their "darkest and most focused record to date."
A few days ago, Finnish doom metallers Ordog shared the release date for their new album. Now, it's time to hear some new music and the band has shared online the new song "Sundered". Check it out below. The Grand Wall will drop on November 21st via MFL Records in association with Solitude Productions and Frozen Light.
A few days prior to its official release, Italian atmospheric black metal outfit Earth And Pillars has made available online for streaming their upcoming sophomore album Pillars I. You can stream the whole album at Invisible Oranges. Tell us what you think about the successor to Earth I.
Greece-based metallers Hail Spirit Noir are about to release their new album set for October 28th via Dark Essence Records. However, you can stream the entire piece right now online. Enjoy it while you can! The band's 3rd album is called Mayhem In Blue and is available in full at this location. Do you think it is a good album?
Irish folk metallers Primordial have announced the release of the first live album in the band's history: Gods To The Godless (Live At Bang Your Head Festival Germany 2015), due out this November 25th via Metal Blade Records. As of now, you can hear the title track of the release below to get an idea of what to expect.
Although it's been only seven months since Metal Church released their latest album, XI, frontman Mike Howe, who returned to the band last year, recently revealed in an interview the band's plans to begin writing their next album, possibly due for release next year.
Norwegian one-man folk act Myrkgrav just shared online their entire new album, Takk Og Farvel; Tida Er Blitt Ei Annen. The album is officially released today but according to the band's mastermind Lars Jensen, the band is currently on hiatus. So, fans might as well enjoy the new material, their first new album in ten years.
Dope just released a lyric video for their new song "1999", taken from their upcoming album, Blood Money Part 1, which is due for release this Friday (October 28th). This will be the long-awaited return from the band who released their previous album No Regrets back in 2009. Enjoy!
Punk pioneers The Damned will launch a full-scale North American tour next year in April 6th in Los Angeles, with dates running until May 21st. Prior to the trek, the quintet will begin sessions for a new album, their first since 2008's So, Who's Paranoid, this winter, and are planning a release date next year.
Venice crossover band Excel have revealed some details on the recently-announced reissue of their classic second album, The Joke's On You. It will be released on CD and vinyl this November 18th through Southern Lord Records (both formats will include the bonus track "Blaze Some Hate"), and pre-orders are available here.