After touring all over the Europe in November/December, Amon Amarth have now released some great news for Latin American fans. They have announced a 9-date headlining tour, encompassing 7 Latin American countries, where they will be performing in support of their latest output, Deceiver Of The Gods. The tour will go through in May, 2014. Check out the list of confirmed dates below the official flyer.
Every year, the organization SKAP (Swedish composers and lyricists) delivers scholarships to Swedish musicians who they feel have contributed to Swedish music and culture. This year, Opeth's mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt was awarded an exclusive scholarship for his services to the Swedish and international music scene.
The Finnish group Apocalyptica has made the new video for "Stormy Wagner" available online for viewing. This live clip had only been previously available in iTunes only. Now you can watch it right here. This is one of the three videos created for Apocalyptica's live CD Wagner Reloaded, which was recorded in July, 2013, in Leipzig, Germany and released in November.
The Swedish metallers Soilwork have announced a special show to take place at Circus in Helsinki, Finland on March 21st, 2014. The show will be recorded for a future DVD release and will be a special night in the history of the band. The repertoire is set to be career spanning, with special guest appearances as well as some not to be unveiled surprises.
Iron Maiden will headline the opening night of the Arras Main Square Festival in France on July 3rd. The four day festival takes place between July 3rd-6th. The band's 2014 tour will include dates in countries not visited during the 2013 leg and will be a much shorter run than is usual for a Maiden tour. You can check out the shows confirmed so far below.
"Blood Like Cream", the new official music video from US stoners Red Fang, is now available for your eyes and ears below. It was directed by Whitey McConnaughy. The song for this video is taken off the band's latest new album, Whales And Leeches, out from October 15th.
Stoner doom metal act Conan will be next year touring across the United Kingdom (March) and rest of the Europe (April). They will be supporting their upcoming new product, Blood Eagle, to be released on February 28th via Napalm Records (full details). All confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, the project headed by the legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, has released today a brand new video for the song "Ugly Mug". You can watch it now here below and also download the track for free at this location. The track is part of the recently released Housecore Horror Film Festival EP in conjunction with Scion AV as a limited edition 10".
New Falconer album? Check. Released in 2014? Check. If you were hoping to know more about the follow-up to Armod (2011), you are in luck today. At the beginning of the year, the folk/power metallers announced that the songwriting had begun and today they announce that the songwriting is complete. Their eighth album will be called Black Moon Rising and the band expects to release it in June 2014.
SikTh are among the new batch of bands confirmed for UK's Download Festival next year. While the fans would be hoping for a new album and full-on tour since the band disbanded in 2008, at least that's something. Volbeat, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Buckcherry, Memphis May Fire, Battlecross, Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel, Thy Art Is Murder, The Amity Affliction, Avatar, Lonely The Brave, Arcane Roots and Feed The Rhino are the other bands confirmed.
Australian progressive metal band Ne Obliviscaris has been working on their new album that will follow Portal Of I. The band declared on their Facebook page that they start recording drums for their new album today, the 16th of December. They also said that album is supposed to be released in mid 2014, very roughly. So, good news all around.
Avenged Sevenfold have been busy working on the Hail To The King animated series with Jon Schnepp of Metalocalypse and an upcoming mobile game called Hail To The King: Deathbat. Today the band is premiering on Machinima's Happy Hour channel the Hail To The King animated series, based around the band's latest album Hail To The King, which you can now watch online.
The Austrian group Dornenreich is preparing the release of a new album. Dornenreich entered the studio in October to record it and recently unveiled the front cover of their upcoming opus Freiheit, available now below. Next up is the mixing stage in January and the band will be touring in support of the new album in April/May, around the time of its release, with guests Heretoir and Wassermanns Fiebertraum.
Industrial metallers Fear Of Domination invited the fans in October to participate in the shooting of the video for the second single from their upcoming album called Distorted Delusions. Now you can see the result of the work by checking out the video for the new song "Legion" at this location. The main theme of the video is a world-ending party.