With 20 years and 4 full-length albums on its shoulders, the French black metal duo Celestia are pulling back to the shadows to rest. The band's final album, Apparitia Sumptuous Spectre, is due out by the end of summer through Apparitia Recordings. Though the CD version is scheduled for June and the vinyl version is scheduled for September, Apparitia Sumptuous Spectre can be streamed in full and purchased as a digital download through the label's Bandcamp page here. While at it, behold the artwork and tracklisting below.
Seven years in the making, the Aussie grinders Captain Cleanoff are stoked to announce Rising Terror, the follow-up to 2008's Symphonies Of Slakcness, due out April 25th through Blastasfuk. Read the tracklist and view the artwork below, while listening to three new songs streaming here. Let's grind!
The melodeath group Nightrage are currently streaming their latest work, The Puritan. Recorded in their new home of Gothenburg, Sweden and featuring a member named "Anders," this is a case where stereotypes won't lead you far from what sound to expect. A little bit of thrash, a lot of melodic riffs, death metal vocals. Check it out for yourself at this location. What do you think? Does Nightrage breathe new life into the genre with this new album?
Sirenia have decided to share today more material from their soon to be released new record The Seventh Life Path. While before the symphonic metallers unveiled the single "Once My Light" as the first taste, today there is a preview with snippets of all the tracks that will appear on the record. It's almost 6-minutes of new material courtesy of mastermind Morten Veland and company. Give it a try!
UK blackened death metal group Abyssal recently announced their brand new studio album. Titled Antikatastaseis, the record will be available on June 23rd via Profound Lore Records. For now, you can listen to the band's new single "I Am The Alpha And The Omega" below as a first taste. Moreover, you can take a look at the cover art that will grace the album as well as the tracklist.
The heavy metal trio Raven have tons of stuff to share today and that includes a new song, a new video and a new tour. Why not? You can now hear two new songs from their new album ExtermiNation. The first one is "Fight" which is streaming over here. And if that wasn't enough, the band also shared a new video for the tune "Battle March/Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)", now available for your listening pleasure below alongside the dates for their upcoming European tour.
The Finnish metallers Cain's Offering have released the title track of their second album Stormcrow for public consumption. The power metal group fronted by Timo Kotipelto of Stratovarius fame is back six years after they released their debut. If the first song "I Will Build You A Rome" was enough to pique your interest, what did you think of "Stormcrow"? Hear it below.
You might know Jonne Järvelä as the guitarist/vocalist of Korpiklaani. Massacre Records have just announced the signing of Jonne, which was formed by Jonne Järvelä as a solo project which soon morphed and developed into a full band. From starting out as a solo idea, it fast grew into a real band, accompanied by 9 other musicians from the Finnish folk and metal music scene, featuring members of Amorphis, Shape Of Despair, Wabanag and Oceanwake. Jonne's self-titled album is set to be released on July 24th, 2015 via Massacre Records.
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Gods And Generals, the second studio album from Civil War, have been revealed which means you can stream the new sounds in the YouTube clip below. After the band shared the first new track "Bay Of Pigs" before, here is your chance to listen to more. Don't miss it!
Canadian noise/hardcore trio KEN Mode decided to brighten our day by sharing a second song from their upcoming album Success, which will be out soon, on June the 16th via Season Of Mist. The song is titled "These Tight Jeans" and appears to feature a little twist in the band's sound and guest vocalist Jill Clapham. You can listen to it here, and listen to the previously released track, "Blessed" here.
After putting out a few compilations and a box set collection, the unorthodox British metallers of The Meads Of Asphodel are now about to grace their fanbase with some new material, a split EP with American band Tjolgtjar.
The American grinders Cloud Rat are excited to announce the release of the band's third full-length, Qliphoth, due out May 29th and co-released by LFP Records (USA), React With Protest (GER), Moment Of Collapse (GER) and 7Degrees (GER). Pre-order Qliphothhere and get grinded here! But, lo and behold, an interview, directed by author Kim Kelly and featuring vocalist Madison Marshall, telling us about Qliphoth, can be read over at Noisey! Enjoy!
Prog alert! Spock's Beard are releasing a new album. The progressive rockers just revealed that they will return with their brand new 12th studio album called The Oblivion Particle, to be released at the end of August 2015. They will also head back to Europe later this year for a string of live dates in support of the record. Spock's Beard's forthcoming new studio album The Oblivion Particle is the follow-up to 2013's Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep. Look out for more info about it in the coming weeks.
Things are coming together for Abbath, the band formed by Immortal frontman Abbath Doom Occulta. You probably remember that last month, Abbath announced he would move on with a new band under his name, putting Immortal to rest. Now Season Of Mist are announcing the signing of Abbath and according to them, the Norwegian black metal legend is currently working on his debut album for Season Of Mist, which is expected to be ready in early 2016. Moreover, he has revealed the band's line-up.
Epica has been touring extensively to promote their latest album The Quantum Enigma from Europe to South America and that is not about to stop. The symphonic metallers have decided to tour Europe one final time in support of the album. This fall they will hit the road together with Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie. This tour will see Epica headline on the dates in Italy, France and the UK. Epica and Eluveitie will be co-headlining in Germany, Poland and Czech Republic. Swedish progressive melodic death metal band Scar Symmetry will be the opener for all dates for this strong bill.