Guitarist Kim Thayil of Soundgarden has told The Sydney Morning Herald that the band plans to make a new album in the next few months for a 2016 release. So, that means that King Animal (2012), their comeback album, will have a follow-up. The band will begin working on it after their Australian shows this month. What are your hopes for the band's next album?
When their new album Tău is mere days away from its official release, Negură Bunget have decided to share another new song online. The group presents a video for the tune "Schimniceste" which is the epic final song on the record. The images for the clip were filmed on various locations on Apuseni and Retezat Mountains. The video was directed again by Daniel Dorobatu (who's in charge of the whole visual content of Negură Bunget's Transilvanain Trilogy). Did this new song please you? Let us know what you thought about it below.
Skyforger has been confirmed for the biggest German pagan folk Viking metal gathering, Ragnarök Festival! The band will also perform at other festivals and shows. Check out the tour dates below. The folk metallers are also finishing up their new album. So, fans can start looking forward to that as well.
After last year's debut album L'Appel Du Vide, Rise Of Avernus will soon release a new EP called Dramatis Personæ. The Australian metallers have also presented new music, more specifically the new track "An Alarum Of Fate". Stop what you are doing and go listen to this new offering below! Share your thoughts about the track as well.
Blues Pills have released a trailer for their upcoming live album. You can check it out now on the YouTube player below. Blues Pills Live will be available in various vinyl colors (black, blue, yellow, splatter) as well as on CD in a lavish upright digibook. No digital version will be made available. The release will be strictly limited and won't be reprinted once it is sold out. So, don't waste any time!
Saint Vitus have announced that their former vocalist Scott Reagers will be joining them on their 2015 summer dates in Europe. The doom legends have already been confirmed for Hellfest Open Air festival and more dates will follow in due time. Scott Reagers was the singer on the band's first two albums Saint Vitus and Hallow's Victim as well as Die Healing (1995).
As you probably know by now, A Forest Of Stars are releasing a new album. In fact, the band has already shared a new video for the track "Drawing Down The Rain" off their upcoming output before. Well, today you get to hear more new tunes. It's the new track "Virtus Sola Invicta", now available on the lyric video right here. Enjoy!
After joining Napalm Records in January, Kamelot now present new details about their upcoming album, titled Haven. The album will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) via Napalm Records on May 5th, 2015 (North America) and May 8th, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world). Haven was produced by Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen. Other details can be found down below.
While they are currently busy with writing process of their fifth studio album, death metal machine Ulcerate confirm a handful tour dates across their homeland and Australia in April/May/June. This will be the band's only shows in New Zealand/Australia this year. Support will be announced shortly.
Drummer Will Carroll gets the unlucky award of the day. The man behind the drum kit of thrashers Death Angel broke a bone in his right foot while he was taking out the trash. He will not be able to play drums for at least 3 weeks and so the band is forced to cancel their appearance at the Metal Against Cancer benefit on February 28th. They tried to arrange for a stand-in drummer, but with the lack of advance warning on the issue, they weren't able to make that work.
Here is some death metal to start off your week provided by The Resistance. The Swedish band features former members of In Flames and will release a new mini-album, Torture Tactics, on February 27th via earMUSIC. As a taste of what's to come, they have now released a lyric video for the track "Dead". Play it loud!
The Maltese gothic/doom metal outfit Weeping Silence has signed with Massacre Records! The good news for their fans is that their fourth album Opus IV Oblivion will be out later this year. Currently, the group is working hard on their upcoming album that will follow 2012's For The Unsung. Get ready!
Norwegian symphonic gothic metal band Savn have announced that bassist Øyvind Lende will join them on stage from now on. The band who released their self-titled debut album last year is probably going to announce new tour dates soon. Savn is also working on new songs.
After releasing their debut - As Daylight Breaks - around a month ago, German heavy/power metal group Serious Black confirm that they have parted ways with guitarist Roland Grapow, who will from now on concentrate 100% on Masterplan. Despite this departure, the band already found a replacement, and is pleased to welcome Mr. Bob Katsioanis (Firewind), who already played with the band on their recent European tour with HammerFall.