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Voting on our 10th Anniversary Awards has closed and we would like to thank everyone who participated. It surely was a trip down memory lane for some and equally interesting to see which band won their respective category over the last 10 years.
Today you can listen to another new song from Israel's Melechesh from Enki, that's their new album. You can enjoy the new track on the official lyric video for the song "Lost Tribes" featuring none other than Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Killer Be Killed) on guest vocals. Turn up the volume and listen to the track here!
Folk metal superstars Korpiklaani have just announced that they have inked a new deal with Nuclear Blast for the release of their upcoming new album entitled Noita, which is set for a release in May 2015. The follow-up to Manala has been recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It will also be the first album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula, who has been playing a very active role in the folk arrangements along with fiddler Tuomas Rounakari. However, you will still have to wait a little more to listen to it.
"My Witness, Your Victim" is the second new video revealed by the Montreal melodic death metallers The Agonist off their new album Eye Of Providence. After showcasing the album opener "Gates Of Horn And Ivory", the band now fronted by Vicky Psarakis reveals yet another taste of new material. Are you pleased with this song?
Death metallers Morgoth have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming comeback album Ungod. The opus will be released on March 30th, 2015 in Europe and April 7th in North America by Century Media Records and boasts cover art by the always busy Greek cover designer Seth Siro Anton (Paradise Lost, Soilwork, Moonspell, etc.). Take a look at the artwork here. What do you think about it?
American doom metal band Witch Mountain has introduced new members. Through a recent interview, the band announced that the 19-year-old singer Kayla Dixon will take the place of Uta Plotkin, who announced her departure from the band before the release of their latest album Mobile Of Angels. Also, Justin Brown is the new bassist replacing Charles Thomas, who also left the band. The group also announced North American tour dates. Check out below a rehearsal video of the new line-up.
As they are gearing up for the release of their new record Into The Wild Life, hard rockers Halestorm have launched a new official video for the single "Apocalyptic". Watch the final product below. Mark your calendars for the album's release on April 3rd in Europe, April 6th in the UK, and April 7th in North America.
One month on from the departure of drummer Haruna, Destrose have revealed her replacement. Risa Risa (so good they named her twice) is the band's sixth permanent drummer, and previously plied her trade as session musician with various rock and jazz bands.
Der Weg Einer Freiheit have a treat for their fans today. They just premiered the first track from their impending opus Stellar. You can now stream below the 8-minute tune "Requiem" from the German black metal visionaries. Furthermore, more album details were unveiled. Stellar will be out on March 23rd (Europe) and March 24th (US) via Season of Mist. Until then, you can spin the new song!
Dutch death metallers The Monolith Deathcult are premiering the first new track taken from their forthcoming EP Bloodcults, which has been scheduled for release on the 23rd of March via Season Of Mist. They are now streaming a lyric video for the song "Reign Of Hell". You can enjoy it as much as you want below. Did you like that?
Black Sabbath's bassist Geezer Butler was put behind bars after he apparently got into a bar brawl in Death Valley, California on Tuesday night. The heavy metal legend was arrested on charges of misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism. The incident occurred at the Corkscrew Saloon in Death Valley National Park. According to a sheriff's report, an argument led to "an individual being struck" and a "broken window." Butler spent the night in jail and was subsequently released following a detox and citation.
Power metallers Blind Guardian have announced the addition of Dutch bassist Barend Courbois to the group's ranks. He was the band's live bassist since 2012. Courbois has played over 4,000 shows and recorded over 60 albums. He has worked with such musicians as Adrian Vandenberg (Whitesnake), Zakk Wylde and Atma Anur (Journey). In 2004, he was voted best metal and all-around bass player by Guitar Player magazine.
After joining Century Media Records, the Finns Barren Earth have now shared the first track from their new record. The progressive death metal outfit, now reinforced by Faroese native lead singer Jón Aldará, launched the title track of their upcoming third full-length. The album will be entitled On Lonely Towers and will be released on March 30th, 2015 in Europe and March 24th in North America. Enjoy the 11-minute song below and share your impressions of the music.
After recently releasing their new double release Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega, Periphery celebrate it by premiering a music video for the song "Alpha". You can watch below the clip directed by Wes Richardson, who also collaborated with the band on the "Make Total Destroy" video on the previous album.