New music incoming! This time it's a new song from Spiritual Beggars. The Swedish metallers return with their 9th studio album entitled Sunrise To Sundown, which will be released on March 18th, 2016 in Europe as well as March 25th, 2016 in North America via InsideOutMusic. Now it's time to hear some of the music that will appear on the record. Check out the album's first single for the title track "Sunrise To Sundown" right here.
Black Sabbath's farewell tour isn't going as smoothly as they would have hoped. The band has postponed their performance in Vancouver, Canada as well as Edmonton and Calgary due to Ozzy's condition. Their next performance will be on Saturday, February 6th in Tacoma, Washington. According to his wife, Sharon Osbourne, the canceled shows are in the process of being rescheduled, and Ozzy Osbourne will be rejoining the band on Saturday.
UPDATE: After the Dutch festival FortaRock cancelled Down's performance due to Phil Anselmo's "white power" gesture and shouting, now their February 8th show in New Orleans, the band's hometown, has been cancelled as well. Phil apologized again and publicly apologized to his Down bandmates and now guitarist Pepper Keenan has responded.
The official lyric video for "Descent Into The Maelstrom", a brand new song from the Los Angeles-based shred quintet Holy Grail, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, Times Of Pride And Peril, due out next week on February 12th via Prosthetic Records.
Guns N' Roses has added another North American show to its 2016 itinerary. The reunited band — featuring singer Axl Rose alongside guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan — will play in Mexico City on April 19th. As previously reported, Guns N' Roses will be one of the first acts to play the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 8th and April 9th.
Are you up for a new Deftones song? In case you didn't know, the band has recently revealed some info about the follow-up to Koi No Yokan. It will drop on April 8th and it's a gory one. It's called Gore and the first single has just arrived today after some teasing from the band. Satisfy your curiosity below and listen to the dreamy tune "Prayers/Triangles".
Tombs - featuring Charlie Schmid (Vaura), Fade Kainer (Batillus) and Evan Void (Sadgiqacea) - will release their new 5-track EP, All Empires Fall, on the 1st of April via Relapse Records. Apart from revealing all the details about it, the band has also released an audio appetizer. You can listen to "Deceiver" here as of now, which is the first single to surface from the mini-album.
Dream Theater have released the first official new video from their freshly released 34-track double album, The Astonishing. The album dropped a few days ago on Roadrunner Records and now you can watch the prog giants shred amid flying robots on "The Gift Of Music" video, available here. Don't forget to catch the band live on their upcoming European tour where they will perform the entire record and later in North America.
Danish thrashers, Artillery, have announced the name of their newest album. It will be titled Penalty By Perception and it will be released via Metal Blade Records on March 25th, 2016. They have also shared a new track for streaming and revealed the album artwork. Enjoy one of their new songs, "In Defiance Of Conformity", via YouTube below. What do you think of the album opener?
English gothic/doom metal legends Paradise Lost released the excellent The Plague Within last year, which is nominated for Best Doom Metal Album at Metal Storm Awards 2015. Go vote if you still haven't. The band continues to promote the record now with a new music video for the track ''Terminal''. You can watch the video below; produced and directed by Oliver Barth and filmed at a special fan event at the Forum, in Bielefeld, Germany on August 17th, 2015.
Japanese power metallers X Japan have been forced to put all current plans on hold after long-time guitarist Pata was hospitalised in Tokyo. According to management, he received treatment for colon diverticulitis and portal vein thrombosis. Consequently, X Japan's March 12th show at London's SSE Arena Wembley has been rescheduled for March 4th next year. Furthermore, the release of the band's as-yet untitled sixth album, originally slated for March 11th, will also be pushed back.
Black/death metal blasphemers Black Witchery have lost one of their former guitarists, Tregenda, aka Steve Childers. According to reports, he died in a car accident. Childers performed with Black Witchery from 1997 to 2013. He also played in Public Assassin. He was 49. Our condolences.
Tygers Of Pan Tang are in the studio working on a new album having signed a deal with Mighty Music/Target Group. The self-titled album will be released in August, with a European tour to follow. It's being recorded at Newcastle's Blast Studio. The band's latest album Ambush came out in 2012.
Norwegian black/death metallers Sulphur will release their new album, Omens Of Doom, on March 11th via Dark Essence Records. Until now, the band hadn't revealed any music from it but now the wait is over. The song "Gathering Storms" from Omens Of Doom can now be streamed over here. It's the first song you get to hear from the band in seven years.