Schwadorf and Konstanz have revealed that they have started working on their upcoming album, which is to be recorded in winter and released next spring. As usual, the recordings will take place in Schwadorf's own Klangschmiede Studio E.
An Antidote For The Glass Pill, the brand-new and upcoming album by UK black metallers Lychgate, can now be streamed in its entirety at Decibel Magazine. An Antidote For The Glass Pill, the follow-up to 2013's debut Lychgate, is due August 18th through Blood Music.
The Wacken festival this year has come to an end and, as usual, the organizers now start presenting the first bands for the next Wacken Open Air. The biggest names confirmed out of the 17 acts from several genres so far include Blind Guardian, Ministry, Borknagar, and Therion. More names will follow in the next weeks and months, with the metal feast happening from 4th-6th August 2016.
Last year, metalcore outfit For Today released the album Fight The Silence but they are already preparing their next one. The band has signed a brand new record deal with Nuclear Blast. The label will release the metal band's next album internationally. More details on the album and the band's fall plans will be revealed shortly.
Newly founded Argento Records has confirmed the label's first title, with the impending release of Circle Of Molesters, the second LP from Trieste, Italy's corrosive sludge quartet, Grime. Following the release of their independent debut EP in 2011 and their dominating 2013-released debut LP, Deteriorate (Forcefield Records/Mordgrimm), the band enlisted the recording and mixing work of sound engineer Lorenzo Stecconi (Ufomammut, Amen Ra, Zu) and final mastering duties to Brad Boatright (Sleep, Corrosion Of Conformity, Nails) at Audiosiege. To have an idea of what the album will sound like, check out the trailer below and also see the cover artwork.
After 17 years with Crematory, guitar player Matthias Hechler decided to leave the band in early 2015, to concentrate on his private life and to explore new musical horizons. The successors are confirmed now, and for the first time ever, Crematory will play with two guitarists from now on. The band recruited two experienced guitarists: Tosse Basler, who will be handling the rhythm guitar and the clean vocals, and Rolf Munkes as the new lead guitarist.
After dropping off the Summer Slaughter tour due to visa problems, German technical death metal band Obscura has issued a new update on the progress of their upcoming studio album. The band confirmed that the work on the follow-up to 2011's Omnivium is finished. The new album was produced by V. Santura. More details will be revealed in the following weeks.
Norwegian avantgarde/experimental metallers Shining (NOR) are extremely pleased to announce 'International Blackjazz Society European Tour' for fall 2015. This headlining (almost) one-month run will be executed through October and November, and will be supported by Australian band Caligula's Horse. All confirmed dates can be found below the official tour flyer.
Prolific black metallers Horna will release their ninth full-length album, entitled Hengen Tulet, on September 22nd this year. The follow-up to 2013's Askel Lähempänä Saatanaa will be their second album, released on W.T.C. Productions, as well as the second to feature vocalist Spellgoth. The label promises an album rife with "foul, fetid primitivism", that hearkens back to the "filthier textures of the Corvus (Spellgoth's predecessor) years". The album features quite vibrant cover artwork, masterfully executed by Pahapasi, which can be seen below. Also, don't miss the new track, "Amadriada", now available for streming at this location.
Given that it has been a year since their latest album, Sunset On The Golden Age, came out, Alestorm have decided to celebrate that by releasing a music video for one of their favourite tracks from the album, "Magnetic North". The video is a bit silly and filled with pirate mayhem but entertaining. You can now watch it here if you dare.
After showcasing the new track "We Sold Our Souls To Metal" before, Soulfly have more to offer today. They have released a lyric video for the brand new the track "Sodomites". The song comes from the band's impending 10th studio album Archangel and features Todd Jones of Nails fame on guest vocals. Dive into the heaviness of the asphyxiating track "Sodomites" right here.
As they gear up to release their new and 15th album, Suicide Society, Canadian thrashers Annihilator have now debuted the first video and song from the upcoming release. More specifically, they have shared the album's title track. As previously announced, Jeff Waters is also back commanding lead vocal duties as you can hear on this track. Enter Annihilator's "Suicide Society" below. Have fun!
Italian melodic black metal act Infernal Angels released their last album Pestilentia in 2014. Recently, they announced that they are already working on new material, even though they didn't specify if it is for a demo, EP or full-length even.
The Atlas Moth return bearing gifts. After their latest album last year, The Old Believer, the American group has premiered a new single/video which will appear on their upcoming split 7" with KEN Mode being released via Init Records this fall. The video was directed by Ryan Oliver who also directed the band's "Your Calm Waters" video. Enjoy the new song "The 6th Passenger Is Death" below.