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Varg are back with new material. They have released the EP Rotkäppchen this year and next year the main course, the album Das Ende Aller Lügen, will arrive in stores. In anticipation, the German folk metallers are now showcasing precisely the title track of the album. They made a video for "Das Ende Aller Lügen" and you can watch it now here. How do you like the new video?
In other line-up changes news, also Danish doomsters Saturnus have announced that keyboardist Mika Filborne left the band. While the band didn't go into much detail on the reasons for Mika Filborne's departure, they went on to say that it was a personal decision. According to the band, Mika has decided to leave the band immediately and they wish him all the best in the future. He had been in the band since 2013.
After being announced as the new singer of British NWOBHM band Jaguar (once interviewed for Metal Storm), the group is on a singer hunt once again. Lars-Göran Persson (The Storyteller) left because the rest of the band is living in England and he is in Sweden, making it difficult logistically.
With new album The Earth Is The Sky three days away, Swedish sludge/post-metallers The Moth Gatherer proudly present a lyric video for the new song "Attacus Atlas", which features David Johansson from Kongh as a guest vocalist. Check out what the band has created below and share your impressions.
À Boire Et À Manger is the new album from Pensées Nocturnes and it has just been announced! The French black metal outfit of mastermind Vaerohn shared its first details today. The record has been recorded and mixed at Le Studio de la Pipe and will be mastered at White Wasteland Studio. Cäme did the cover artwork as on the previous Nom D'une Pipe!. Two songs, "Le Rat des Goûts" and "Les Yeux Boiteux", can already be listened to on Bandcamp and SoundCloud with a provisional mastering. It's something! Dive into the music here.
With the release of the Nail Them To The Cross single earlier this year, Swedish black metal masters, Dark Funeral, are now preparing the release of their next studio album. And it will happen in 2016 at last. Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus, their previous album, was released in the distant year of 2009. Last year, they introduced new vocalist Heljarmadr and bassist Natt. The black metallers will enter the studio early next year and record the new material.
Gorguts have announced a new European tour and the bill is impressive. The tech metallers will embark on a trek starting on March 23rd 2016 at the Inferno Festival with Psycroptic, Dysrhythmia and Nero Di Marte accompanying them until April 17th in 2016. Gorguts will play some new material on this trek. All the confirmed dates are below.
The first new song from Swedish classic doom masters Witchcraft in three years is here. They will release their new anticipated album, Nucleus, on January 15th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be made available as a CD, lavish digipak (also as a t-shirt bundle), on vinyl (black, clear, splatter, gold) and as a digital download. As of now, the first single and new song "The Outcast" can be streamed below. Are you pleased with this new track?
Yes, Pomegranate Tiger is releasing a new album! The Canadian prog/djent outfit saw their last album Entities make it to the Metal Storm Awards 2013 on the Best Djent / Math Metal category and this December they will release Boundless. Their second album drops on December 11th and the first song available is called "Cyclic". It's from their forthcoming album and Martin Andres recorded a playthrough video for it.
The follow-up to The Underground Resistance is coming! The Norwegians Darkthrone are working on their new album. In fact, according to Fenriz, the duo is half way finished on the record and Nocturno Culto will sing on the entire album which is more on the "heavy/black metal" side.
On November 10th, Bethesda Softworks released their new game Fallout 4, the fourth major installment in the Fallout series, and the Swedish band Katatonia makes another Easter egg appearance in one of their games! Furthermore, Katatonia have recently confirmed that they finished the drum work for the new album which is expected in 2016. They are searching for a new guitar player as session live guitarist Tomas Åkvik will leave after the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise in January.
Two members have left The Man-Eating Tree. The Finns have good and bad news to share. Firstly, they have started the writing process for new material. Even though they released a new album this year, In The Absence Of Light, the focus is already on new song ideas. Unfortunately, Antti Karhu (guitar and backing vocals) and Mikko Uusimaa (bass) have left The Man-Eating Tree. They also shared a brand new video which can be watched here.
Danish thrash warriors Artillery will perform in Mexico and South America next year. They have confirmed four shows from May 13th-26th 2016. The band has been working on their new album, so they might play some new songs too! See the tour dates below. Some of the songs on the new Artillery album will be "Cosmic Brain," "Die By The Scythe," "Sins Of Ignorance," "Rites Of War" and "Defiance Of Conformity".
Sludging doomsters Fórn have just released a new EP called Weltschmerz. This is their first release which follows their 2014 debut The Departure Of Consciousness. If you want to listen to more material from the Americans, check out Weltschmerz on their Bandcamp streaming in full. But there is more music available. Fórn also have released the songs from their split 7" with Yautja. You can hear both songs at this location.