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A capella metal sensations Van Canto have just released a brand new live video from this year's Wacken Open Air Festival 2014! They hit the stage together with many special guests: Tarja Turunen, Victor Smolski (Rage), Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger), André Matos (ex-Angra) and Stimmgewalt (Hardchor from Berlin). You can watch the band's special performance of the song "Fear Of The Dark", the Iron Maiden hit, right here.
Black metal duo Inquisition are now revealing the artwork of the reissue of their praised second full-length Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan which has been scheduled for release on February 23rd, 2015 (one day later in North America). This is part of Season Of Mist exclusively releasing the official catalogue of the band. Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan will come as all reissues with new artwork by the renowned artist Paolo Girardi, who already created the cover art for Inquisition's latest album Obscure Verses For The Multiverse (2013). The original artwork will be included as well with each re-release. These will have the original masters; no remixes and no remastering.
The official release of Axenstar's new album Where Dreams Are Forgotten in Europe is today. If you want to hear more power metal and material from their opus, check out below a brand new lyric video for the track "The Return". The album will only be released a few days later on December 2nd in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. Did you enjoy this song? How about the new album?
Earlier this year, the Finns The Man-Eating Treeunveiled a new song from their upcoming album. Now things are starting to come together and the release of their third album, called In The Absence Of Light, is set for early 2015. The metallers have also revealed the cover that will grace the record. Take a look at it below. Besides that, you can also hear the first album teaser as a foretaste of what's to come.
Marduk promised to reveal more details about their new album Frontschwein and here they are. More precisely, the band just unveiled the cover that will grace the album as well as the tracklist. But that is just part of it because you can also already listen to the brand new track "Rope Of Regret" now. Enjoy it below and give us your impressions of the new song.
Borknagar are currently hard at work recording their new album to follow Urd. Today, however, guitarist Øystein Garnes Brun shared some bad news. Vocalist Vintersorg (also in Vintersorg and Cronian) injured himself in a fall resulting in fractures to the skull, and brain hemorrhage. The Norwegian melodic black metallers say that the new album might be delayed due to his treatment and until he recovers. Hopefully, he can recover fully.
The Slovenian melodic black metal band Dekadent revealed today on their Facebook page that their fourth album, recorded earlier this year, will be titled Veritas and is set for release in 2015. They claim it is the most technically difficult album of theirs, and it will include a professional produced short film of the same title written and directed by frontman Arthur Felicijan.
British hard rock veterans Thunder have many things to share today. Six years after they released their last studio album, Bang!, the band announces that they've recorded a new one. Wonder Days will be out on February 16th next year through their new label earMUSIC. Watch the official live video for the first new song "Wonder Days" right here.
After giving us all the details about Crusade:Zero, Hate's new record, the Polish death metal troupe now shares new music. The album will be released worldwide via Napalm Records in January/February 2015 and is the first with new drummer Paweł "Pavulon" Jaroszewicz. Watch the fiery teaser below.
The Black Dahlia Murder are gearing up to release a 3-song 7" EP via A389 Recordings, but you don't have to wait more to hear it. The EP is titled Grind 'Em All and features three covers from the obscure grindcore bands Left For Dead, Sedition, and Gyga, recorded during the Miasma album session. Grind 'Em All will be released tomorrow, November 28th on Black Friday. You can stream the entire release over here.
As the San Francisco death/grind group Cretin is about to release their new record Stranger, they have shared a brand new song online. You can check out the vicious new track from Cretin called "Mister Frye, The Janitor Guy" at this location. Stranger will be available via Relapse Records on December 9th (North America), December 5th (Germany, Finland, Benelux) and December 8th (UK/world). How do you like this new song?
It seems like the time of singer Michael "Mike" Semesky in Intervals only lasted about a year. The band added a vocalist to the equation for the first time ever but they have now parted ways with him. What happened? Well, guitarist Aaron Marshall didn't really specify that or say much about it. Intervals will be holding an audition process for the new vocalist instead of going back to being a strictly instrumental band.
Century Media Records just announced the signing of Swedish death metal quartet Tribulation. The band, formed in 2004, released so far two full-length studio albums: The Horror (2009) and The Formulas Of Death (2013). After successful tours with bands like Behemoth, Watain and In Solitude, the Swedes want to take their career to another level. The band is in the studio right now to record its third album which is expected to be released in April 2015.
Another departure confirmed today. Flotsam & Jetsam have announced that drummer Kelly Smith will be stepping out from behind the drums to focus on caring for his family. The veteran thrashers wish nothing but the best for Smith. You can expect details on the upcoming album and the new drummer soon enough.
Venom are back! The influential British trio has just confirmed the release of their new studio album, which will be titled From The Very Depths, for January 27th via Spinefarm Records. You don't have to wait much longer to hear the band's new offering. Furthermore, the legendary band will play an exclusive live world premiere of their forthcoming album as one of their two shows on board 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015.