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Exodus have released an 8-minute preview of their new album Blood In, Blood Out. After sharing two songs off the album, namely "Salt The Wound" and the title track, now you get to listen to teaser clips from each track on the upcoming album that sees the return of vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza. Tell us if you like what you hear.
Currently on tour in North America, Dutch symphonic band Within Temptation are releasing a new live DVD/Blu-ray/2CD. Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert is set for release on November 14th and features two of Within Temptation's most talked about arena shows ever. The two dates are 2012's 15th birthday Elements concert and the final night of the Hydra European arena tour at Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall in May 2014. These two performances showcase every nuance of their reputation plus stunning imagery and special FX, including giant fire-breathing dragons.
As previously reported, Avatarium are releasing a new EP called All I Want soon and the first sounds are now available! The doom metallers have put up the official teaser for the EP, giving you a first hint on what to expect. Check out the clip here below. Are you excited about this release?
It's a sad day for Gwydion fans. The Portuguese folk metallers have decided to "take an indefinite leave of absence." Their last album Veteran, which was nominated for Best Folk / Pagan / Viking Metal Album on Metal Storm Awards 2013, could well be their swansong. The band started back in 1995 and released three albums in total. They could disband in the future but for now, it's just a break.
A little more than a year has passed since Swedish symphonic metallers Lapis Lazuli released their previous output entitled Lost. Apparently, the band has been busy recording the follow-up and revealed the title of the album. It will be called The Downfall Of Humanity. The album artwork can be seen below as well.
Horror metal outfit Cadaveria has revealed the details of their new album Silence, due out on November 18th via Scarlet Records. Silence follows the previous album Horror Metal, released in 2012 on Bakerteam Records. You can see below the cover that will grace the album, the tracklist and more.
UK progressive metallers TesseracT have a new label home. They are joining the Kscope family. The band has already found a new creative energy having recently reunited with singer Daniel Tompkins and have already written half of their third album, the follow-up to Altered State (released on Century Media), which is slated for a 2015 release. So, you don't have to wait that long to have another TesseracT album.
Cradle Of Filth, who are about to head off to the wilds of Russia for an extensive tour crusade throughout October (see dates below), confirm November 24th as the date they will be entering the studio to start recording their new album, with a release date tentatively etched for the beginning of June 2015, and raw working title of Hammer Of The Witches.
Primordial have unveiled a new song titled "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" from the upcoming album with the same name. This is the first song you can listen to from the follow-up to Redemption At The Puritan's Hand. Furthermore, the band has revealed everything you need to know about the new album Where Greater Men Have Fallen. That includes album artwork, tracklist and more details. Check out the new 8-minute track on the lyric video below. Was it worth the wait?
Another episode has been released from Noisey's NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues From The Bayou seven-part series. You can now watch below all three episodes unveiled so far. On this particular episode, guitarist/drummer Jimmy Bower discusses his come up with Shell Shock, the origin of Eyehategod and his place in the sound of New Orleans, including where he thinks the roots of the music lie.
British heavy metal veterans Tank are currently writing and rehearsing material for the follow-up to their 2012 album, War Nation. The band is scheduled to enter the studio in November to begin recording the new record for a tentative early February release. Joining guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on the new album will be former DragonForce frontman ZP Theart, who has been a member of Tank's touring lineup for the past two years. And also new recruits Bobby Schottkowski, formerly of Sodom, on drums, and current Blind Guardian member Barend Courbois on bass.
Here is some death metal for you. The Swedes Stench are currently streaming their second full-length album Venture. The album is out in Europe but will only be released on October 7th in North America via Agonia Records. Give it a spin at this location or via Bandcamp. Do you think it is a good album?
Burning Circle frontman and vocalist Aleksandar Stojković has recorded vocals for two songs for the first full length album by Serbian Black Sabbath influenced stoner metal band - Superhammer. The album Snakenest will be out in October on Miner Records label, which also released the first Burning Circle album - Ruins Of Mankind. Below you can check out the song ''The Word And The Void" from the upcoming album featuring Aleksandar Stojković.
Ensiferum have been locked away in Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo for three weeks. Drums, bass and most of the guitar parts have been recorded for their new album which is tentatively scheduled for release worldwide on Metal Blade Records in early 2015. At the end of last week, guest musician Timo Väänänen tracked some takes with his kantele (see below), and over the weekend, vocalist Petri Lindroos began tracking vocals. It's almost done.