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Belgium extreme metallers Aborted are pleased to announce their return to North America. This time the band will be co-headlining with Fit For An Autopsy and Archspire, supported by Dark Sermon and with one more band to be announced. This one month long trek will be the Aborted's first full tour across North America in support of their latest album, The Necrotic Manifesto, released back in April, 2014. Check out the confirmed dates below the official tour flyer.
At The Gates are touring hard in support of their latest (comeback) release At War With Reality, and are currently performing on the grounds of North America. Additionally, the band confirmed another set of tour dates. First they will be heading out to Latin America in first half of September and afterwards the band will return to the shores of Australia in October/November.
The Swedish sludge/post-metal creators The Moth Gatherer have a new album on the way, and today they have released a short teaser, now available for streaming on YouTube player below. This teaser present a part of the "Pale Explosions" song. The follow-up to the debut installment A Bright Celestial Light will be entitled The Earth Is The Sky, and will see its release later this year via Agonia Records.
New Jersey thrash metal veterans Overkill have inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Previously signed to the label for Europe only, Overkill's first worldwide release on Nuclear Blast will be a special box-set comprised of the band's entire back catalog, due out this fall and coinciding with their co-headlining North American tour (dates below) with fellow Jersey natives and progressive metal juggernauts Symphony X.
Niklas Kvarforth's Shining are now revealing a brand new track taken from their forthcoming full-length IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends. The song "Framtidsutsikter" is streaming at this location or here. It's a 7-minute track and also the final track to be revealed before the release of the album on April 20th via the black metallers label Season Of Mist. So, make the best of it.
No Carcass shows allowed in Malaysia, it seems. The seminal death metal band was scheduled to play there in May but their visas were declined due to their "lyrical content". It's not the first time a metal band is banned in Malaysia. In 2013, Lamb Of Godwere forced to cancel a show in Kuala Lumpur because their performances were found to infringe on religious sensitivities and cultural values of Malaysian society. Now Carcass are taking the heat even after they played in Malaysia last year.
Torche just released a brand new animated video for "Annihilation Affair", now available for streaming through the YouTube below. This post-apocalyptic vision of robotic destruction was directed by Phil Mucci (High On Fire, Pig Destroyer, Opeth). Track for this video clip is taken from the band's latest album, Restarter, released on February 24th via Relapse Records.
Arcturus just released a new single from their coming album Arcturian, called "The Arcturian Sign". So why don't you give it a listen and judge for yourself? Fans have been waiting for years for new music from the Norwegian avantgarde metallers and finally here it is. Stop what you are doing! What are your impressions of "The Arcturian Sign"?
Evergrey are taking their live set to North American stages in August and September. The progressive metallers are currently touring in Europe showcasing their latest masterpiece Hymns For The Broken. Supporting the Swedes will be Australian prog act Voyager, as well as Borealis and Oceans Of Slumber; plenty of progressive metal to be enjoyed. Check out the U.S. and Canada shows of the band below.
No fiesta after all. Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfiesta event, previously planned for May 27th-31st at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has been canceled for medical reasons. Ozzfiesta promoter Cool Breeze Concerts broke the bad news on the event's website, publishing an update revealing that Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American tour. The reason given is cause for concern but the promoter didn't reveal anything else about Ozzy's health woes.
Now, this is something. On June 30th, Penelope Spheeris' cult-classic documentary trilogy The Decline Of Western Civilization will be available in a special Blu-ray four-disc box set, compliments of The Shout! Factory. The first film, released in 1981, is devoted to the L.A. punk scene at the time. The second film, The Metal Years (1988) takes a look at metal, and features bands like Kiss, Poison, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, W.A.S.P. Now for the first time, all three films are available in one deluxe box set. And while all three films have been restored in high definition, they are in keeping with the feel of the rebellious times in which they were shot.
Last year, Canadian blackened folk metal band SIG:AR:TYR revealed that they were working on new album. Now it's time to see the cover artwork for Northen. According to mainman Daemonskald, the cover captures his love of old illustrated books. The artwork was created by Sara Stuart with layout and graphic design by Paul McCarroll.
Death metallers Sulphur Aeon are set to release their awaited new album Gateway To The Antisphere soon. It's the Germans second album and hits the streets on April 3rd via Ván Records/Imperium Productions. Right now you can start streaming the new track "Titans" at this location. Then tell us if you were pleased with it or not.
Due to unforeseen visa processing delays, Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock has had to reschedule the first 3 shows of the 2015 North American leg of the Spirit On A Mission Tour to promote the brand new album of the same name which was released through In-Akustik in the USA on the 24th of March 2015. These shows have been rescheduled.
The cover and tracklist for Leprous' new album is out in the open! We already knew that the Norwegian proggers would be releasing a new album titled The Congregation, but now we know much more about it. The album's slightly disturbing artwork, which was created by artist Nihil, has now been launched and here is also the tracklist for the 65 minutes long release.