15:56 - Apothecary I love the punk feel of this, like Kvelertak on PCP [link]
15:52 - EMols86 @Jaeryd17 that's pretty cool (and insane if it were real), but I've heard of that concept before. @huascaman probably in the top 20 of best movies I've ever seen (for the record, I've seen 1200+ movies :P).
15:27 - Apothecary @huascaman you guys "get medieval on dat ass"?
Ensiferum keyboardist Emmi Silvennoinen won't be taking part in the folk metallers upcoming South American tour set to start on May 28th "due to personal reasons". The band's guitarist Markus Toivonen also recently had a health issue but has since then recovered from a problem in his ear.
Audio samples of all songs that appear on Eternal Defiance, the new album from German melodic death/folk metallers Suidakra, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. AFM Records released the album in Europe yesterday but its official release in North America is only set for June 4th.
The one and only Saruman Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Dracula), yes that one, announced last year that his second heavy metal album was in the works. You can listen to the first sounds of Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death on the video below. The album is being released on May 27th, 2013 on his 91st birthday.
AC/DC fans worldwide seem to be moving one step closer to a film paying hommage to the late singer Bon Scott. Key production team members from High Voltage Productions Pty., the current controlling production company overseeing Bon Scott - The Legend of AC/DC, begun talks this week with one of the world's leading production and entertainment companies. The film project is a docudrama chronicling the career of frontman Bon Scott of AC/DC, who died tragically at age 33 in 1980 after only six years with the band.
Swedish black metal outfit Pest have premiered the first song off their forthcoming album The Crowning Horror. The release will hit the shops on the 18th of June in Europe and 9th of July in North America via Agonia Records, and the track "Volcanic Eyes" can now be streamed through the Soundcloud player below.
Misery Signals will release a new album this year titled Absent Light. The band has already revealed the album cover, available below, as well as the release date for July 23rd. Adam Rosenlund created the artwork and the group also announced the Absent Light album release tour with The Color Morale, Intervals (select dates), Elitist (select dates) and The Kindred.
Chthonic have released a new video showcasing their new song "Sail Into The Sunset's Fire" from the new album Bú-Tik. So, you can listen to a new song and watch another new video. Enjoy! The video was once again directed by Lin Chun.
Sweden's Cult Of Luna have revealed a new remix from legendary artist and producer Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu). Broadrick tackles the track "Vicarious Redemption" from their most recent studio album Vertikal released in January. You can stream the track through Soundcloud, which is available below.
Carpathian Forest frontman Nattefrost was unable to gain entry into the US due to the immigration laws. Despite this setback, Carpathian Forest, whose remaining four members had been granted visas, was still aiming to appear at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on the 26th May as scheduled, but as a four-piece, with guitarist Blood Pervertor taking on vocals. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, the embassy was not able to return drummer Kobro's passport in time for the band to leave, and Carpathian Forest has therefore been forced to pull out of the festival completely.
Revocation released the EP Teratogenesis in 2012 and are showing no signs of slowing down. The metallers have now released the tracklist and unveiled the cover art for their upcoming self-titled release. The new album Revocation comes out on August 6th via Relapse Records. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile). Check it out below.
American shoegaze black metallers Deafheaven have begun streaming their second album, Sunbather, which can be heard in full at this location in advance of its release. The album is set to be released on June 11th via Deathwish Inc. just before the start of their headlining tour.
Progressive metallers Scale The Summit have announced that a new song called "Atlas Novus" is now ready to be heard online. The song is off of their upcoming album The Migration, which is due to be released via Prosthetic Records on June 11th, 2013. You can hear the five-minute song below.
So far, Dark Tranquillity have shown us three new songs that will appear on their new album Construct but why not one more? According to the band, this one will be the last song online before the official release so take advantage of the opportunity and listen to "Endtime Hearts" right now through the YouTube video located below. You know you want to.
And the mystery is over, ta-da! Grindcore/death metal legends Carcass have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for the world excluding Japan for the release of Surgical Steel, the band's first studio release since their 1996 album Swansong. The band had announced they had conversations with a few labels and now the decision has been made. Better luck next time, all other labels.