As you know, extreme metallers Ævangelist are soon releasing a split with Blut Aus Nord. Blut Aus Nord contributes four songs while the split includes only a single track by Ævangelist called "Threshold Of The Miraculous" but it's almost 22 minutes long. As of now, you can listen to an excerpt from Ævangelist side of the release to whet your appetite.
Swedish traditional doom band The Order Of Israfel has shared two new songs from their upcoming album. The band features Tom Sutton, who has been a member of Horisont and Church Of Misery. The group will release Red Robes, which is their second full-length album, on the 27th of May via Napalm Records.
Good news for fans of funeral doomsters Eye Of Solitude. The band has finished the recordings for their new album, to follow Canto III released back in 2013. The metallers have been preparing a live release as well, which means you can expect full details on the impending studio album and more soon.
Megadeth have recruited drummer Dirk Verbeuren for their upcoming live shows. He will be filling in at all shows until Chris Adler rejoins them on June 28th. Adler will be busy with Lamb Of God. Dirk Verbeuren has been involved in numerous bands and is Soilwork's drummer but didn't pass up the opportunity. Soilwork will bring in a fill-in drummer in the meantime.
Equilibrium just announced an European folk party, or tour rather, in support of their upcoming album, Armageddon. The band will tour Europe this autumn to present the new material to the fans with support from Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk. Finsterforst and epic virtuosos Nothgard, featuring guitarist Dom R. Crey in their ranks, will be playing as opening acts. Find the dates to this folk metal galore below.
Mithras are down to one man. The remaining soldier, Leon Macey, has explained on the band's Facebook page that bassist/vocalist Rayner Coss has departed the band. Rayner Coss was one of the founding members along with Leon. The band has been preparing the release of their first full-length in nine years, On Strange Loops, but no release date has been officially announced.
The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, aka D.R.I., have a treat for their fans this year. They are releasing a new EP! But Wait... There's More! drops on June 11th, via Beer City Records and you can pre-order the EP at this location. This will be their first record in more than 20 years since Full Speed Ahead was released.
If you are eager to hear Yossi Sassi's new album, Roots And Roads, here's something for you. The multi-instrumentalist has premiered a brand new song and video to go with it. "Palm Dance" is the name of the song and guitarist Ron Thal (Bumblefoot, Guns N' Roses) is a guest on it. Don't miss it.
After announcing their new album and first since 2009's Day Of Mourning, Montreal based deathcore outfit Despised Icon has released the first single and music video from their new release. Their Nuclear Blast debut, Beast, hits stores on July 22nd. The video for the title track "Beast" was shot and directed by Jessy Fuchs (Obey The Brave, Simple Plan) for Slam Disques. Enjoy the result here and you can expect more new music soon.
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomniumhave been in the studio forging a very special and bold release during the past few months. Titled Winter's Gate, it is a concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song. The album is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. The short story is about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story will be released together with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German, and illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.
New material from Gojira to enjoy today! The French metallers have given us a new song to consume and it has some strong hooks. It's called "Silvera" and it will appear on the highly anticipated new record, Magma, available everywhere this June 17th through Roadrunner Records. Drew Cox directed the video. What do you think about it?
This year, black metallers Satyricon are revisiting the album that raised them from underground heroes into the glaring spotlight of the international metal scene, Nemesis Divina. The band celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal masterpiece with a re-release via Napalm Records out today, newly remastered by Satyr himself and boasting upgraded and revamped packaging. You can stream the reissue of the classic Nemesis Divina in its entirety over here.
The mighty heavy metallers Valient Thorr have confirmed a July 29th release date for their Napalm Records debut and seventh full-length release. Old Salt is the anticipated follow up to 2013's Our Own Masters. Additional details including album art and tracklist have been revealed as well.
Southern California's sludge trailblazers 16 return with their 7th full-length album, Lifespan Of A Moth. It was self-produced by the band and recorded with Jeff Forrest (Cattle Decapitation, The Locust) at Doubletime Recording Studio in San Diego, CA. Hear "The Absolute Center Of A Pitch Black Heart," the debut single from the album now below.
Greek psychodelic/prog black metallers Hail Spirit Noir have announced that the band's new album Mayhem In Blue shall be released on October 14th via Dark Essence Records. The album was mixed by Dimitris Douvras (Rotting Christ) and mastered by Alan Douches (Chelsea Wolfe, Motörhead etc.). It will contain 6 brand new songs. Feast your eyes on the album artwork by Olia Pishchanska below.