04:02 - Apothecary @Jaeryd, you're referring to LaVeyan Satanism, which is essentially Nietzsche/Ayn Rand type philosophy plus some Crowley - influenced ritual magick. Most theistic Satanists do not consider it as "real" Satanism
03:30 - no one because calling yourself a satanist sounds more kvlt
03:23 - Kuroboshi If you're not into the whole anti-christianity thing, it seems kind of stupid to call it satanism. Why not just say liberal atheism?
03:14 - Jaeryd Most Satanists I know are either moderately liberal or at least libertarian in nature.
02:59 - Jaeryd Some forms of Satanism aren't what I'd call stupid. They're basically just atheism with an added philosophical system that uses the rebellion of Satan as a metaphor.
Barely a month after this year's Maryland Deathfest ended, the organizers already announced the first batch of bands for the 2017 edition. This will be the 15th Anniversary of Maryland Deathfest and we assume the quality of bands will be nothing but spectacular.
Finnish progressive/post-metallers Throes Of Dawn just announced the collaboration with renowned artist Costin Chioreanu (Ulver, Opeth, Arcturus among many others) for the graphic of their anticipated new album Our Voices Shall Remain, due out on Argonauta Records on the 20th of August 2016, in a luxury three panels packaging. A small official teaser of the album can be seen here along with all the other detaills.
Testament have already set and announced the release date of their new album. The Brotherbood Of The Snake, as the album will be called, drops four years after Dark Roots Of Earth, this October 28th! The album will be mixed by Andy Sneap and will be the band's first with ex-Death bassist Steve DiGiorgio since 1999's The Gathering. You can start anticipating it.
Alestorm are very busy pirates at the moment. They re-signed with Napalm Records and are preparing a new opus to be released next year. But before that, they will embark on the Super Smashed Turbo North American Tour 2016. The craziness will feature Alestorm, Nekrogoblikon and Æther Realm hitting the road in Canada and the U.S. Bonus points for the poster.
Great news for Disillusion fans! The progressive metal masters have just announced that they have finished working on their new album! The recordings and mixing are done. The long-awaited follow-up to Gloria (2006) will now be mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
Thrashers Hatriot have released the demo version of their new song called "Carnival Of Execution". This is the band's first track to be recorded without former singer Steve "Zetro" Souza. It's also the first new track to feature Zetro's son Cody Souza as main vocalist. Check it out.
One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache is the latest collaboration between The Body and Full Of Hell. Now, they confirm a collaborative North American tour in support of the joint full-length. The live takeover begins on August 19th in Vancouver, British Columbia and tramples its way through nearly two-dozen cities, the tour drawing to a close on September 10th in Providence, Rhode Island. The journey will find both bands executing their sonic deviance as one unit, as well as performing new versions of old songs from each of their respective discographies.
Latvian doom metal act Catalepsia just shared a different and new version, an a cappella version, of their song ''Par Vēlu'', a song taken from their debut, World Of Cliché. It's the result of an experiment with recording at least 7 vocal tracks. You can listen to it below, and at the same time check out the original version here. The band has also been working on a new single.
Cult Of Luna have shared a couple of good news recently. In terms of live appearances, they have announced 5 exclusive European shows where they will perform Mariner, their collaboration with Julie Christmas, in its entirety. The shows happen in November with Julie Christmas and there are no plans to perform the album live again. In other news, the band has just released a video today for one of the tracks on the release, "Chevron". So, enjoy the trippy result!
Recently, Within Temptation performed at the French festival, Hellfest Open Air. Beforehand, the band also took part in a press conference at Hellfest in Clisson, France where they talked about their next album. The follow-up to Hydra (2014) is being forged and the songwriting process has started. For now, they are still keeping most details under wraps.
Sabaton recently announced the release of their brand-new, 8th studio album, The Last Stand, due out on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has now revealed the first album trailer, where they talk about different topics, including working with producer/musician Peter Tägtgren, and you can hear a few new snippets.
Draconian regret to inform fans that unfortunately they had to cancel their upcoming shows in Germany (Sunstorm Festival and Rockharz Festival) and in Romania (Dark Bombastic Evening) due to visa issues.
As they prepare to unleash their new record, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, Periphery recently shared a brand new song from it as a foretaste. The album will be out on July 22nd via Sumerian Records and today you can spin "Flatline" here. The progressive metallers from Washington D.C. will embark on their next tour in August with SikTh, Chon and Toothgrinder in tow.
In case you don't know them, Winterhorde are a Israeli black metal band and they just released their third album, Maestro. Today, you can have a taste of the new material. Watch their new video for "Worms Of Soul". The video was directed, filmed and edited by their long-time partner and friend, Romanian multi-talented artist Costin Chioreanu. Additional filming by Gina Sandulescu.
Epica are returning to North America for the North American Principle Tour. For this trek, the symphonic band is presenting their new album, The Holographic Principle, and is taking Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona and The Agonist with them for the ride. The first three dates will see Germany's Xandria as a replacement for Arkona. The tour kick off will be on November 4th in Québec City and will conclude December 3rd in Worcester, MA.