04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, aka D.R.I., have a treat for their fans this year. They are releasing a new EP! But Wait... There's More! drops on June 11th, via Beer City Records and you can pre-order the EP at this location. This will be their first record in more than 20 years since Full Speed Ahead was released.
If you are eager to hear Yossi Sassi's new album, Roots And Roads, here's something for you. The multi-instrumentalist has premiered a brand new song and video to go with it. "Palm Dance" is the name of the song and guitarist Ron Thal (Bumblefoot, Guns N' Roses) is a guest on it. Don't miss it.
After announcing their new album and first since 2009's Day Of Mourning, Montreal based deathcore outfit Despised Icon has released the first single and music video from their new release. Their Nuclear Blast debut, Beast, hits stores on July 22nd. The video for the title track "Beast" was shot and directed by Jessy Fuchs (Obey The Brave, Simple Plan) for Slam Disques. Enjoy the result here and you can expect more new music soon.
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomniumhave been in the studio forging a very special and bold release during the past few months. Titled Winter's Gate, it is a concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song. The album is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. The short story is about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story will be released together with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German, and illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.
New material from Gojira to enjoy today! The French metallers have given us a new song to consume and it has some strong hooks. It's called "Silvera" and it will appear on the highly anticipated new record, Magma, available everywhere this June 17th through Roadrunner Records. Drew Cox directed the video. What do you think about it?
This year, black metallers Satyricon are revisiting the album that raised them from underground heroes into the glaring spotlight of the international metal scene, Nemesis Divina. The band celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal masterpiece with a re-release via Napalm Records out today, newly remastered by Satyr himself and boasting upgraded and revamped packaging. You can stream the reissue of the classic Nemesis Divina in its entirety over here.
The mighty heavy metallers Valient Thorr have confirmed a July 29th release date for their Napalm Records debut and seventh full-length release. Old Salt is the anticipated follow up to 2013's Our Own Masters. Additional details including album art and tracklist have been revealed as well.
Southern California's sludge trailblazers 16 return with their 7th full-length album, Lifespan Of A Moth. It was self-produced by the band and recorded with Jeff Forrest (Cattle Decapitation, The Locust) at Doubletime Recording Studio in San Diego, CA. Hear "The Absolute Center Of A Pitch Black Heart," the debut single from the album now below.
Greek psychodelic/prog black metallers Hail Spirit Noir have announced that the band's new album Mayhem In Blue shall be released on October 14th via Dark Essence Records. The album was mixed by Dimitris Douvras (Rotting Christ) and mastered by Alan Douches (Chelsea Wolfe, Motörhead etc.). It will contain 6 brand new songs. Feast your eyes on the album artwork by Olia Pishchanska below.
Are you ready for some Terra Tenebrosa? Stop what you are doing and just listen to "The End Is Mine To Ride" right now! Debemur Morti Productions just released the lyric video for the song, which is the first you get to listen to from the anticipated new album The Reverses. Just click play on the video available below. Not a bad start? What do you think?
Norwegian band Jorn have shared another cover song video, this time for the tune ''Stormbringer'', a Deep Purple cover. You can see it and hear it below, as well as another video previously released. It is a cover of Paul Stanley's song ''Live To Win''. Both will appear on the upcoming covers release, Heavy Rock Radio. Enjoy!
Iron Savior's new album Titancraft will be released this Friday via AFM Records. Want to hear a teaser from it? Here's a brand new song, titled "Beyond The Horizon", available for your listening pleasure below. Do you like this song from the German power metallers?
U.S. black metallers Amiensus have inked a deal with Apathia Records. Following the release of their latest album, Ascension last year, and a new independent track called "Reflections" a few weeks ago, the band will release an EP in early 2017.
Sylosis frontman Josh Middleton has just released his debut solo album, Hollowed-Out Planetoid. It's a self funded and self-released album with no label involved. If you are curious about it, watch part 1 behind the scenes below to hear a ton of the music on the album. The album is available as a digital download through his website here.