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Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom are currently busy recording ten new tracks for the band's forthcoming 9th album release in their own studio in Helsinki. The band took some time out to report from the recording desk and give fans an update on the sessions. You can watch the update on the video below. The other important announcement is that the yet-untitled album is scheduled for a fall 2015 release via Nuclear Blast.
It is going to be a hell of a summer for Hungarian folk metallers, Dalriada. At the moment, the band has about 18 gigs scheduled in 6 different countries. In July and September, Dalriada will bring out two new albums! The first one will be only available as an addition to the July/August issue of the Hungarian Metal Hammer. This will be a "best of" album, entitled Mesék, Álmok, Regék ("Tales, Dreams, Legends") with acoustic versions of older songs, guest singers, and other interesting treats. In September, the band's new album will be out, entitled Áldás ("Blessing") with 10 songs, on which they are currently working on at the Denevér Stúdió in Szolnok, Hungary.
Brazilian thrashers Attomica have revealed that their lead singer Alex Rangel has died unexpectedly after a motorcycle accident. He succumbed to the serious injuries sustained in the accident. The band is in grief and deep pain right now. He was very young and died at age 35.
British death metal titans Bolt Thrower will be returning to Australia for the first time in 22 years, to play the Black Conjuration Fest, and some selected club shows. Australian outlaws Cauldron Black Ram will be joining us as national support, with other local support coming from Portal, Cruciform, Inverloch and Beyond Mortal Dreams. Confirmed dates and venues are available down below.
You can now check out a new track from Author & Punisher. The industrial doom one-man band from San Diego previews the track "Callous And Hoof" off of the new Phil Anselmo-produced album Melk En Honing due out on Housecore Records on June 30th, 2015. It's just a taste of what's to come.
Multi-instrumentalist Timo Tolkki is always involved in many projects in his career and there is a new one on the horizon. This time, Timo Tolkki will join forces with Chilean singer Caterina Nix in Chaos Magic. And Frontiers Music Srl is taking care of the impending release of their self-titled debut album on July 3rd in Europe and July 10th in North America. Find out more about Chaos Magic below. The label likens the music to the recent Within Temptation releases. You can have a taste of that below.
Another band is preparing a new album. This time around, it's Textures, who have officially entered the studio last week to record the follow up for their 2011 album Dualism, which will be released via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be the progressive metal band's first album with current guitarist Joe Tal, who completed the band as a six-piece again in 2013. The new album is expected to be released in early 2016. As long as it's good, right?
New dates have been confirmed for Paradise Lost's The Plague Within tour in addition to the UK shows already announced. The gothic metal band from Yorkshire is getting ready to embark on a European headlining tour in support of their new opus, kicking off in Dublin, Ireland on September 27th. See all the dates below!
Here it is, the third song from Shape Of Despair's upcoming album Monotony Fields. Originally, "The Distant Dream Of Life" was intended to serve as an intro to the album. You can stream it now via Terrorizer. This is also the shortest track on the record which you can grab on June 15th worldwide, and June 16th in North America through Season Of Mist.
Threat Signal have given an update on their new album. The follow-up to Threat Signal (2011) is coming along and the melodic death metallers will start tracking the record this month. In other news, guitarist Matt Perrin has officially joined the band as a permanent member. He's been helping the band as a touring guitarist for a while now. Travis Montgomery and Matt Perrin will begin laying down tracks for the new album soon.
The brand new tenth Impellitteri studio album, entitled Venom, was recently released in April after a six year gap. A new video for the album's track "Empire Of Lies" has now been released and can be enjoyed below. Furthermore, the heavy metallers have also shared another video for "We Own The Night". You can watch two videos in one go.
How about some avantgarde metal? Ebonillumini delivers that and has recently shared the second track from Arktos, their upcoming new album. Their second full length album is a continuation of the encyclopedic chapter series. It is based on a musical concept developed upon geographical exploration and the unveiling of lost forgotten realities, mysteries and legends. You can hear the track "Lusca (Bahamas)" via SoundCloud below if you dare and enter the world of UK's Ebonillumini.
German avantgardists Todtgelichter have had a small competition for the fans to figure out the title for the band's upcoming album, which today was revealed to be Rooms. Come June, Todtgelichter will reveal a studio report from the recording of the album, due out later this year.
Wormed have officially entered Sadman Studios in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish masters of sci-fi death metal are recording their third full-length, which will be the band's first album for Season Of Mist, following Exodromos. While a release date hasn't been confirmed yet, you probably won't have to wait much longer for it. Expect more details soon.
San Diego deathgrinders Cattle Decapitation are stoked to announce the release of The Anthropocene Extinction, due out on August 7th through Metal Blade Records. The Anthropocene Extinction was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio, while long-time collaborator Wes Benscoter created the artwork. The opening track, "Manufactured Extinct", is now available for public consumption below.