14:09 - Zaphod Ok, bad example, but you get the point. Metalcore has metal in it, so it's metal for me.
14:07 - Zaphod Yeah and Ensiferum is metal mixed with Finnish folk music, both genres have metal in them.
14:00 - Hex_Omega Well Metalcore is Metal mixed with Hardcore. It is something different, theoretically.
13:58 - Hex_Omega Nu Metal bands can be controversial for some metalheads and thats why I am not surprised that they don't have Slipknot on their site. However their music is metal.
13:56 - Zaphod Yeah, that's what I meant with 'true metal' (not that I agree with them, for the record) It confuses me how some people don't consider metalcore metal. Sure, you might not like it, but that doesn't mean it's not metal.
Today has been filled with news of new releases and here is another one. This time, you can start preparing yourself for the new Blut Aus Nord album called Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry. The epic artwork and tracklist have been unveiled and by the way, they are available now below. So, go ahead and take a look at that.
A couple of days ago, we got a new album update from the British grindcore band Anaal Nathrakh. This time around, they are revealing one of the songs from their upcoming album Desideratum called "Idol". Check it out on the video below. Did this song raise your expectations for their upcoming album?
Crossover thrash metal/hardcore punk group Suicidal Tendencies shared some sad news today about the death of their former bassist Tim Williams. While they didn't say much about how he died, Suicidal Tendencies pays homage to his great qualities as a bass player and as a person.
Nightbringer are streaming the second track taken from their new album, Ego Dominus Tuus (I Am Your Lord). The new song is called "I Am The Gateway" and it is currently streaming below in all its glory. It's seven minutes of new music from the American black metallers. Are you pleased with that song?
Back in April, Ayreon's mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen revealed that he was working on a new project, a double album with singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Devin Townsend, ex-The Gathering). If you were curious to know more about it, Arjen just gave an update and the album is already being recorded. Bassist Johan van Stratum (Stream Of Passion) will play bass on the album and Ed Warby recorded the drums. Rob Snijders, who played drums on Ayreon's The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer and on Arjen's solo album Lost In The New Real, also recorded percussion.
Industrial metal veterans Prong are gearing up to hit the road this September in North America in support of their latest release, Ruining Lives, which came out earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer. Prong recently filmed a new video for the song "Remove, Separate Self". Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the clip, which you can watch below.
Avantgarde group Manes haven't released a new album since 2007's How The World Came To An End but that is about to change. The Norwegians are gearing up to release a new record this October and the artwork and tracklist of Manes' upcoming new album Be All End All have now been revealed. Feast your eyes on it below.
All-woman heavy metallers Destrose have revealed the cover for their forthcoming EP - or "mini album" - The Prologue. Due out on September 24th, it'll be their first release to feature new vocalist Lisa, who replaced Marina Hebiishi back in June.
Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno has launched a new band called Architects Of Chaoz. Due to a number of health issues, including a knee problem, Di'Anno announced in July 2012 that he would stop touring in 2013. His farewell tour had since been extended to 2014. Now he is in the process of recording an album with his longtime German touring band The Phantomz, the debut of Architects Of Chaoz.
New Jersey based black metallers Krieg are currently streaming their upcoming new record entitled Transient online. You can enjoy the whole thing right here. Was it worth your time? Tell us what you think. The album will be officially released on September 2nd via Candlelight Records.
After some teasing, death metallers Obituary release their first song in five years. It is off their upcoming opus Inked In Blood and it is titled "Visions In My Head". You can stream it on YouTube or Soundcloud, whichever you prefer. Was it worth the wait? Tell us if you enjoyed that or not.
Skeletonwitch just debuted their new video. It is for the track "Unending Everliving" which you might be familiar with if you listened to their latest album Serpents Unleashed. The blackened thrash metal band stopped by Turnstyle Films in Cleveland to record the new music video. Hint: things get a little bit bloody. See it for yourself!
"Cutting Teeth", the new official music video from Swedes The Haunted, is now exclusively available for streaming through the YouTube down under. The track is taken off the group's newest album, Exit Wounds, out from yesterday in Europe (and on September 2nd in North America) through Century Media Records. Check it out, now!
Aside from releasing their thirteenth full-length album, A Skeletal Domain, the death metal icons Cannibal Corpse will also be releasing their official autobiography on September 16th. The autobiography is called Bible of Butchery: The Official Biography and was written by Joel McIver, the author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age. The book spans 150 pages, includes a foreword written by drum legend Gene Hoglan, and is filled with photos from throughout the Cannibal Corpse and Metal Blade Records archives.