Ván Records has set October 28th as the international release date for Urfaust's anticipated fourth album, Empty Space Meditation. You can check out the cover art, created by ThornyThoughts Artwork&Tattoo, of the Dutch duo's upcoming musical offering right here below.
"This goodbye. The goodbye" is the new video from Eye Of Solitude, the UK-based death/doom metal group, which is now available online. This track will appear on their upcoming fourth studio album Cenotaph, due out on the 1st of September, 2016. The video was directed by Razvan Alexandru.
Are you ready for some new Ulcerate material? Today is your lucky day because the New Zealand death metallers just premiered "Extinguished Light", which is the first single of Shrines Of Paralysis set for release on October 28th via Relapse Records. Give it a spin through the SoundCloud player available below. It will take almost 9 minutes of your time.
Metal icons Metallica just recently revealed their thrashy new single and new album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. Shortly after that, the group also debuted the new song live for the first time at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and filmed the occasion. You can now watch that performance here and see how the brand new song works in a live setting.
Guitarist Troy Seele has announced his departure from Iced Earth due to family responsibilities. Troy Seele's last gig with the band will be Knotfest in Mexico City, October 16th, 2016. For those guitarists who think they've got what it takes to be in the studio and on stage with Iced Earth, send your audition video and contact info to the following link. The band is working on a new album at the moment but Seele will focus on his family.
The Andorra band Persefone announced that their guitarist Jordi Gorgues is no longer in the group. He decided to leave but on good terms. At this point, the melodic death metal band hasn't announced a replacement yet. Jordi was one of the founding members of the band.
After announcing their comeback, Power Quest finally reveal some of the new material the power metal band has been working on. The U.K. group released the lyric video for the title track of the new Power Quest EP, Face The Raven, which features the vocals of new singer Ashley Edison. See if you like it.
After a long wait, Ion Dissonance are beginning to reveal more about their upcoming new album and first in six years. The follow-up to Cursed is to be called Cast The First Stone. The Montreal, Canada, band is set to return with its fifth album to be released on November 18th via Good Fight Music. For now, you can check out the new song "Treading On Thin Ice," as a first brutal taste.
Sludge/doom metallers Ortega are back and they bring Sacred States with them. Sacred States is their new album, which comes six years after the latest 1634. And because you still have to wait a little bit more until October 5th, the album's release, the Dutch band has shared a new song called "Void" to whet your appetite. The track features a guest appearance by Mories (Gnaw Their Tongues, Cloak Of Altering, De Magia Veterum). Give it a listen below.
As they are about to release their unexpected new EP, #YØLØ, Finsterforst just shared official previews of all the tracks that will appear on the release. That includes five covers, of songs from Miley Cyrus, K.I.Z. and Michael Jackson, and also four new songs. How is it sounding? Hear the sneak peek here. The release drops via Napalm Records on September 16th.
Korn are a little "Insane". Well, that is just the name of their new song. The U.S. metallers have just unveiled the second single off their upcoming 12th album, The Serenity Of Suffering. If you missed the first single "Rotting In Vain", check it out here. Stop what you are doing and listen to the album opener below now!
Polish metallers Obscure Sphinx will return this year with a new album. Titled Epitaphs, the new opus has a release date set for September 12th. You can watch the band's first studio report below. The album was recorded at a Custom34 studio with producer Jakub Mańkowski.
Due to a massive rowdy crowd, failures in security and some stupid decisions (selling beer in glass bottles at a gig? What is this? Bob's Country Bunker?) the system had failed and the threat was real. Megadeth were sweating bullets when a "stampede" broke through a security barrier, crushing numerous people and leaving a Paraguayan woman injured. Several of their crew were injured due to thrown bottles. MegadavE opted to disconnect and pulled the plug several songs into the show.
Dave, not known for holding back his opinions, was not silent with his scorn. He took to Twitter to announce the cancellation:
Dave Mustaine @DaveMustaine 22h22 hours ago
Dear Paraguay, after all three barricades broke and hundreds of fans crushed three security guards, almost killing one female fan, we (1/2)
Sabaton has announced on its official Facebook page that fellow Swede Tommy Johansson of ReinXeed will be the latest addition to the Sabaton line-up, taking over the guitarist position recently vacated by Thobbe Englund. Tommy will be immediately joining the band on the upcoming tour dates in support of the new album, The Last Stand.
It's a sad moment for Architects. With a heavy heart, the British metallers just announced that their guitarist Tom Searle has passed away so young, aged 28, after losing his battle with cancer. He was one of the founding members of the group. Condolences to his family, friends and his band mates as well.