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Drone doom metal masters Sunn O))) will be presenting their latest album Kannon live in North America this spring. First, the band will perform at Big Ears Fest in Knoxville on April 2nd, appearing as one of the main acts. The festival will be immediately followed by shows in Nashville, Athens, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Tampa through April 8th. Later that month, Sunn O))) will travel to Austin to take part in Levitation 2016 and will assemble again in May, with a set at Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina.
Good news for fans of New Keepers Of The Water Towers! After releasing the epic The Cosmic Child album back in 2013, the Swedish progressive stoner band is now bringing us Infernal Machine, their new output. And we can already listen to some new material. The band has released the first advance track and it's called "The Forever War". Don't miss the opportunity to hear this gem below.
New Zealand sludge/stoner masters Beastwars have recently shared a new song online. This tune will appear on their upcoming album The Death Of All Things, due out on April 22nd. The follow-up to Blood Becomes Fire was produced by Beastwars and James Goldsmith, mixed by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Big Business) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Windhand). Before its official release, you can hear the tasty tune "Call To The Mountain" down below.
Swedish melodic death metal act The Duskfall's search for a new drummer is over as they just introduced their new man behind the drum kit, Simon Lindgren. He is replacing Fredrik Andersson, who was in the band briefly. You can see Simon Lindgren jamming in the video below, playing the band's "Farewell" song.
Here is your death metal fix! In 2007, a new Iceland band was born, Gone Postal. In 2014, they changed their name to Shrine. One year later, there was another band name change, and this time they came back under the Zhrine moniker and signed with Season Of Mist. Their debut album will drop on April 8th entitled Unortheta. You can hear the new song ''Spewing Gloom'' right here and see if you like the gloom.
English doomsters Desolate Pathway have announced their new bass player and his name is Jamie Butler. The group who released their only album so far, Valley Of The King, two years ago, says Jamie is already seasoned in the London doom scene with his previous band Ossiyan and will be a great addition and completion to Desolate Pathway. You can catch them live on a few appearances in the next few months.
Karmic Link released their latest album back in 2010, Esoterica, but the progressive metallers have been working on a new single. This will be their first new material in a while after a few singles released in the last few years.
Anthrax are being sued! According to a report from Detroit Free Press, the metal veterans are being sued by a Detroit artist over the use of his design on the band's Ugly Hanukkah sweater. In a unique copyright infringement lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, a Detroit artist and businessman is suing Anthrax and others for at least $1 million in damages, claiming his blue-and-white Happy Hanukkah design is showing up on Anthrax sweatshirts, which are being sold for $28.99 on a website called Rockabilia.
Former Sepultura members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's classic album, Roots, by performing the album in its entirety on a U.S. tour later this year. The Brazilian brothers were both founding members of Sepultura but now join forces in Cavalera Conspiracy.
Otep, led by mastermind/vocalist Otep Shamaya, are back with a new album this year to follow Hydra. The details of their seventh studio record and Napalm Records debut titled Generation Doom have been revealed. The album is set for an April 15th release and the artwork and tracklist have been unveiled now. Find out more about what you can expect on this record below.
Valerinne are to release their new full-length later this month, but as a treat, they are streaming their split with drone metal band Tauusk right here. The album was recorded live at Studio148 and also mixed and mastered by Marius Costache, like the upcoming Monumenta, which is to be released on the 11th of February.
The Swedish industrial metallers Misery Loves Co. are back after disbanding 16 years ago. The band will perform at the Czech festival Brutal Assault 2016 and make their return. The band's frontman Patrik Wirén announced it via Twitter promising new songs as well.
Having released their second album last year, American blues hard rockers The Winery Dogs have recently posted a new video online for the album's title track. The band is currently touring in Europe to present Hot Streak. The clip is primarily a performance piece, though the trio of Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy also try out their luck on a casino. Watch it here.
Australian one man black metal act Ill Omen has recently posted online the first track "I. Æ.Thy.Rift" off Æ.Thy.Rift, its new opus. Nuclear War Now! Productions will release the third album of the band next month, digitally and on vinyl on March 1st, 2016. If you are curious about the music, head over here to have a listen to what IV, aka Mitchell Keepin, created.
Dutch symphonic metal act Delain just shared with their fans a new video for their most recent single, ''Suckerpunch''. The track appears on the band's new impending EP Lunar Prelude, which is hitting stores on the 19th of February 2016 via Napalm Records in preparation of their next full length studio album. The video was recorded with the always busy Patric Ullaeus at Revolver Film. Watch all the pyrotechnics and headbanging right here.