"Inception Of The End", a brand-new track from Florida metallers Trivium can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
""Inception Of The End" is a song that has been with us since 2009," reveals lead vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy. "For "Inception," we have been able to slowly craft it over the spanning demos and years to shape it into the song it is today. "Inception" was one of the first songs written for the album and like all the songs on In Waves, was a labor of love... and we're beyond excited about the final product."
Another new track, called "Dusk Dismantled", is still available for streaming over here, while a video for the song "In Waves" is available at Altpress.com.
Atlanta progressive metallers Mastodon will release their new upcoming album, The Hunter, this October through Reprise Records. Check out a taste of what's to come below. The one-minute trailer contains a snippet of the track "Black Tongue".
The Hunter was recorded at Doppler Studios in the band's hometown of Atlanta as well as in Los Angeles with producer Mike Elizondo. As with all of their albums, Mastodon decided to take a completely different tack and musical approach to the music on this album. The band feels confident that fans will be excited and fulfilled by what they will hear.
Mastodon recently revealed more song titles for The Hunter. Tracks set to appear on the band's follow-up to 2009's Crack The Skye include: "The Hunter: All The Heavy Lifting", "Dry Bone Valley", "Blasteroids", "The Octopus Has No Friends", "Stargasm", and "Curl Of The Burl".
Swiss Celtic folk metal act Eluveitie just announced the first edition of their very own festival, called Eluveitie & Friends. The festival takes place on December 30th at Volkshaus in Zürich, Switzerland.
The Eluveitie & Friends line-up look as follows: Eluveitie, Coroner, Korpiklaani, Excelsis, Blutmond and one more special guest to be announced.
Tickets are available at this location.
Comments the band: "After a long planning period we can finally announce the first edition of our very own festival for the end of this year: Eluveitie & Friends!
We will take this opportunity to introduce some well-know as well as newcomer bands that we have some kind of connection with and that of course we appreciate musically.
Anthrax has revealed the cover artwork for its long-overdue new full-length album, Worship Music.
The original painting for the cover was created by renowned comic book artist Alex Ross, who has worked with Marvel Comics and DC Comics and is known for his "Marvels", "Kingdom Come", and "Astro City" illustrations. Ross also did the original artwork for Anthrax's We've Come For You All and Music of Mass Destruction albums.
Worship Music will be released on September 13th through Megaforce Records (one day earlier internationally through Nuclear Blast Records).
Worship Music marks the band's first proper studio release in eight years and was originally supposed to be released in 2009 as the debut of singer Dan Nelson. Instead, the album now marks the first new Anthrax record to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna in 20 years.
Iced Earth recently entered the studio to begin recording their new upcoming album, Dystopia, with producer Jim Morris. The album is tentatively scheduled for a late 2011 release through Century Media Records.
Iced Earth mainman Jon Schaffer issued the following update: "All is well here as we are pushing forward with master tracking the new album Dystopia. We have finished drums and rhythm guitars and are right on schedule.
I'll be heading to Europe tomorrow for a few festival dates and then right back to work in the studio on Monday. Jim Morris and I are having a great time, as usual, and are very much looking forward to starting vocal tracks with "Stucifer" next week!
Intromental.com recently announced an east coast mini-tour, entitled Uniting The Powers Of Metal. The 6 day-trek will feature Seven Kingdoms, Creation's End, Artizan and Widow, and will be taking off in mid-August.
"You Only Live Once", the new video from California deathcore act Suicide Silence can now be watched over at Skullnbones.com (courtesy of Guvera.com).
The clip was shot with director Nathan "Karma" Cox (Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, All That Remains).
"You Only Live Once" comes off the band's latest album, entitled The Black Crown, which was released yesterday, July 12th, through Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
The Black Crown is still available for streaming in its entirety over at MySpace.
Singaporean death thrash metal band Impiety are parting ways with drummer Atum (ex-Malfeitor, ex-Tundra) who only joined the band late last year.
Here's the word from the band: Original vocalist/guitarist Shyaithan and the rest of Impiety announce a line-up shuffle this year, and this done so that logistically it may prove better for the band and it's continuous progress to wreak more chaos and carnage across this godforsaken globe, one we all call Planet Earth. It was never an easy decision to let Atum go but after much consideration it had to be done.
Here is Atum's closing statement: "After 10 months of hard work, worldwide touring and skullfucking recordings, i'm here to communicate my departure from Impiety. The recent events made me and Shyaithan come to the conclusion that our musical paths are taking different directions, so we decided to split in order to maintain a good friendship and keep in contact to support each other's career, which we are already doing. I'll keep working restlessly with Music as always, we're just done recording the new album with Divine Codex so stay true and keep supporting true Music."
"Minutes", a brand-new track from UK metalcore act Malefice has been made available for streaming over at AltSounds.
Another new track, called "Delirium" is still available for streaming over at Metal-Hammer.de, while a video for "Awaken the Tides" can be watched over at Bloody-Disgusting.com.
"Minutes", "Delirium" and "Awaken the Tides" come off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Awaken the Tides, which will be released in Europe on July 15th, in the UK on July 18th, and in North America on August 2nd through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Sweden's biggest rock band Europe has confirmed that their next studio album is slated for an April 2012 release. The recording for Europe's new album begins in Stockholm on October 3rd with produced Kevin Shirley.
No stranger to the 'crème de la crème' of iconic rock records, Shirley has produced albums for Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry, Journey and many more.
"We still feel we have one hell of a rock record to make," says Europe's singer Joey Tempest. "Kevin's the man for the job. We love his work with Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, and Black Stone Cherry. He's the real deal. We're ready to do some serious damage."
Always wondered how to dance to funeral doom metal? Well, keep reading, because the track "Waldlander Im Herbst" from funeral doom one-man band Celestiial has been used as the soundtrack to Disconsolate, an experimental dance short film performed by the Ballet Deviare.
You can watch the nine-minute clip, directed by Adam Waltner, after the jump.
After devoting late Winter season to writing and recording, Wolves In The Throne Room are in the final stages of completing their fourth full-length opus of epic, earthen Black Metal ceremony.
For over six months the Weaver brothers, Aaron and Nathan, have been immersed in the painstaking writing and recording process of their newest album, and this week the process is nearly complete, at press time the album in its final mixing stages. The Wolves In The Throne Room clan have confirmed the title of this forthcoming astral black metal document as Celestial Lineage.
The transmutation reaches a new level with the completion of the album. In contrast to the bleakly hypnotic architecture of Black Cascade, the lifespan of Celestial Lineage breathes more expansive and visionary life into the duo's work. The Wolves In The Throne Room trademark long-form approach to arrangement remains intact, but there is a stronger thread of Popul Vuh-inspired underworld synthscapes and star-lit pulse woven with the intertwining guitar figures.