At the end of this year, Californian heavy metal band Black Label Society will be heading out on a headlining touring spree across the lands of North America. The band will be touring in support of their latest album, Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, released on April 8th via Roadrunner Records. Special guests on this trek will be Hatebreed and Butcher Babies. See all confirmed dates below.
British quartet Sylosis have recently confirmed that they have parted ways with their long time drummer Rob Callard. Rob has been part of the band since the inception in 2000, and has contributed his share on three studio albums. With Rob's stepping down, Sylosis are excited to announce the arrival of Ali Richardson on drums. Ali has been a close friend of the band and previously filled in behind the kit on some live dates earlier this year when Sylosis toured with DevilDriver and Ali's own band Bleed From Within which he will be continuing alongside Sylosis.
A few months ago, Machine Head announced a big North American tour with Epica, Children Of Bodom and Battlecross, set for this October. However, the band now postpones that tour because it seems that their new album Bloodstone & Diamonds is taking longer to complete than expected and they need the time to work on it. It's a bummer not only to the fans but also the other bands on the bill who are not pleased about it.
French black metallers Seth are pleased to premiere the new official video for the track "One Ear To The Earth, One Eye On Heaven". The song is taken from the band's most recent album The Howling Spirit, which was released last year in June via Season Of Mist, and features a guest vocal performance from Mathew "Kvohst" McNerney (Beastmilk, Hexvessel, Code etc). Check out the video through the YouTube player down under.
Canadian progressive rock legends Rush will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album with the massive R40 live boxset. The 10-DVD or six-Blu-ray set is coming this November 11th. The set features live footage spanning all four decades of the band's career, including over two hours of unreleased material, a rare performance of entire seven-part version of 2112, three unreleased tracks from the 1974 vault plus Rush's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.
Dragged Into Sunlight will embark on their longest European tour to date, and that includes two shows in the UK, this upcoming November. This is your chance to catch the blackened sludge metallers live. The show in London will be with Hooded Menace. The band is also scheduled to perform in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Poland, Denmark, among others. See the dates below.
Noise bringers Today Is The Day have shared online a new sonic assault called "Masada". This is also the first track you get to hear from their upcoming album Animal Mother. What are you waiting for? Click play on the video created by David Hall / Handshake Inc. below to enjoy it.
Florida death metallers Obituary are bringing you some "Violence" today, that is their new song. This is only the second song they showcase from the new album Inked In Blood, which was crowdfunded and will drop via Relapse Records this upcoming October. The song is only 2 minutes long, but was it worth it?
Allen/Lande have released an official lyric video for the song "Lady Of Winter". The song is taken from Jørn Lande (Jorn, Masterplan, Yngwie Malmsteen) and Russell Allen's (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) fourth collaborative album, The Great Divide. This new album will be released on October 17th in Europe and October 21st in North America via Frontiers Records. Enjoy the new song!
Here is more music for you to enjoy, now courtesy of Decapitated. The Polish tech death metallers want to share the second full song from their upcoming album Blood Mantra. After they unveiled the first single "The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation," it is now time to enjoy "Blood Mantra," the album's title track. So, stop what you are doing and check it out right here!
Roadburn 2015 has added another batch of bands and special performances to its 20th anniversary edition. And you can find out all about it here. In terms of special performances, it was confirmed that Enslaved and Wardruna will perform Skuggsjá, the sound of Norway's Norse History at Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson's and Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik's curated Roadburn event on April 10th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Moreover, Bongripper will play two sets at Roadburn, the first will see them play their latest album, Miserable, in full.
After giving us the first taste of their new album with "Idol", Anaal Nathrakh have more new music to share. Desideratum is being released in October and the extreme metal duo unleashed the repugnant sounds of "Monstrum In Animo", another new song. Did you enjoy that? Give us your impressions of this new tune available to stream on Soundcloud.
Hailing from Stockholm, gloomy doom metal outfit Avatarium has a new EP ready to be released. Following the success of their eponymous debut album, out in November 2013 and the first ever single Moonhorse, the band just announced the release of their new EP called All I Want. The vinyl/digital only EP will be out on November 14th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
Archetapes Industries, a new underground label, specialized in cassette releases, announced the release of Negură Bunget's masterpiece OM, for first time in pro-tape format. It will be limited to only 100 hand-numbered copies, in green tinted pro-tape. It was mastered specifically for analogue format and also features a 3 panel booklet with the original artwork.
In what originally started as the main closing event with Týr two years ago, the epic Finnish Viking metal band Moonsorrow have been announced to headline the end of next year's York Viking festival. This will be Moonsorrow's first ever UK headlining show to date.