Burning Circle frontman and vocalist Aleksandar Stojković has recorded vocals for two songs for the first full length album by Serbian Black Sabbath influenced stoner metal band - Superhammer. The album Snakenest will be out in October on Miner Records label, which also released the first Burning Circle album - Ruins Of Mankind. Below you can check out the song ''The Word And The Void" from the upcoming album featuring Aleksandar Stojković.
Ensiferum have been locked away in Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo for three weeks. Drums, bass and most of the guitar parts have been recorded for their new album which is tentatively scheduled for release worldwide on Metal Blade Records in early 2015. At the end of last week, guest musician Timo Väänänen tracked some takes with his kantele (see below), and over the weekend, vocalist Petri Lindroos began tracking vocals. It's almost done.
After their split with Panopticon, American folk/atmospheric black metallers Falls Of Rauros are about to release a new opus called Believe In No Coming Shore. If you still haven't listened to it, do yourself a favour and hear it right now through the widget below. After you do, share your impressions of the album. Did you enjoy it?
It's happening, folks. ZTV is now a thing! Devin Townsend has announced the launch of ZTV, a brand new video series starring the inimitable Ziltoid, as well as a brand new interactive site dedicated to him. Following on the announcement of the impending Z² double-album, due for release on the 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 in the US, the newest glimpse into the Ziltoid story can be viewed here (high-res version recommended!). Go check out the new website, watch the ZTV Episode 1 and let us know what you think.
Earlier this year, Enslaved began working on their next album after they released RIITIIR back in 2012. The thirteenth studio installment by the Norway's progressive extreme metallers is now underway as the recording process has started. What do you expect from the new album?
The full-length comeback of Godflesh is here. A World Lit Only by Fire comes out October 7th via the band's own Avalanche Recordings, but you can hear the whole album streaming at NPR. Listen to it and leave us a comment about the album below.
Finnish melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum have been forced to cancel the shows they were going to do in Japan due to a heavy breach in contract from the tour organizer and Metal Asia Agency. The band is devastated but promises that they will perform in Japan in the future.
Following the announcement of a new album, the progressive supergroup Soen have now revealed the tracklist for their upcoming sophomore record Tellurian, which is set for a release date of November 3rd via Spinefarm Records. The band have also unveiled a new video/single for one of these tracks entitled "Tabula Rasa."
The latest Pryapisme show in Paris, France, which took place at Le Klub last May, was filmed and recorded professionally, and it will be available on YouTube, for free, on October 7th. The first extract of this show is available now, with their famous track "Un druide est giboyeux lorsqu'il se prend pour un neutrino", extracted from their second album, Hyperblast Super Collider, released on April 1st, 2013 via Apathia Records. Check it out!
The Georgian progressive stoner/sludge quartet Mastodon have released a new music video for the song "The Motherload", taken from their latest effort Once More 'Round The Sun. This is the second video made for this album; the first one was for the song "High Road" and can still be seen here. "The Motherload" video is directed by Jonathan Rej and Thomas Bingham from Adult Swim, and has now been presented, full of twerking.
Despite the hints that Black Sabbath's show at London's Hyde Park this last July could be their last, the heavy metal legends will be touring again, according to frontman Ozzy Osbourne. In a recent interview to Metal Hammer magazine, he confirms that the band will start working on a new album next year and then do one final tour.
Fans of the Romanian black metal band Negură Bunget rejoice because they have finished recording their new album, Tău. The mixing and mastering are also complete. The album is expected in 2015 via Prophecy Productions. Now that the new record is done, what are your expectations for it?
After the release of their third full-length album this June, funeral doom monsters Profetus are about to begin with the writing of the new record. The successor to well-acclaimed As All Seasons Die will see the light sometime next year. Other details will be unveiled subsequently in months that follow.
Thrashers Havok recently signed a deal with Century Media Records and they have been touring in North America with Crowbar, Revocation, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed For Apocalypse. Unfortunately, the band will have to cancel a few shows now due to an injury suffered by frontman/guitarist David Sanchez. He broke his wrist in a fall while he was hiking. The group plans to rejoin the tour in California and Revocation guitarist Dan Gargiulo will fill in for the rest of the tour while Sanchez will be doing just vocals. The thrashin' will continue shortly.
Celtic Legacy is an Irish heavy metal band, formed in 1997, that have released three albums, and split a few times (the last time was in 2009). They are now coming back with new material. This Winter, Celtic Legacy will release its first album since 2008's Guardian Of Eternity. It's called The Lie Of The Land. A single was released in August this year, "My People," which was the first new song by Celtic Legacy in six years.