Napalm Death have issued a previously unreleased track to raise money for people affected by April's earthquake in Nepal. The Birmingham grinders are showing their solidarity and you can too. If you can, head over here for the donation and you get the exclusive track "Earthwire" as well. The money will go to the charity dZi, which focuses on improving quality of life and reducing poverty in some of the most remote communities in Nepal. A small gesture can go a long way.
As they prepare to release a new album, Five Finger Death Punch have premiered the first video of a new song. The first song the American band unveils is called "Jekyll And Hyde", the lead single. You can get their upcoming album Got Your Six globally on August 28th, 2015. They made a video about making a video and had fun with it! Watch it here.
Carcass will be embarking on the Deathcrusher Tour 2015 soon and they are not taking just anyone with them. Accompanying the death metallers will be Napalm Death, Obituary, Voivod and Herod (SUI). This vociferous line-up will be hitting Europe this fall. Are you going? Check out the dates here.
Next year's edition of the festival Maryland Deathfest is already shaping up. Today, the organizers have announced the first 30 bands of the feast and you can start saving up money! Next year, Maryland Deathfest XIV is taking place from 26-29 May at Edison Lot, Rams Head Live, Baltimore Soundstage. Some of the bands announced so far? To name a few, Deströyer 666, Hail Of Bullets, The Haunted, Samael, Venom. Check out the 30 bands announced below.
In case you like Blaze Of Perdition or black metal, you must check out their new record Near Death Revelations which is about to be released on the 26th of June, 2015 through Agonia Records. The album is already streaming in its entirety a few days ahead of its release at this location or here. How do you rate the band's third album? And do you recommend it?
Death Dealer will release a new album called Hallowed Ground this September 11th via SMG Records. It is the follow-up to War Master which came out in 2013. You can already hear the new song "Plan Of Attack" from the new album below and check out the live dates of the band.
By now, chances are you have already heard of Gruesome. The Death-adoring metal collective has shared a lyric video for their namesake track as well as a pulverizing cover of Death's "Land Of No Return" (from Scream Bloody Gore). Both tunes come via the band's critically-lauded Savage Land debut full-length. The lyric video is available for your listening pleasure below.
Another festival is rising in the United States. This year's inaugural edition of Death To False Metal Festival is taking place in Hamden, Connecticut from August 14th to August 15th at The Outer Space & Ballroom. The festival is set to feature names such as Whiplash, Krieg, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Secrets Of The Sky and many more. Check out the full line-up below and get ready for the summer heaviness. The festival passes are on sale now at this location.
Bay Area thrash metal veterans Death Angel will release the aptly titled A Thrashumentary on July 24th via Nuclear Blast. Now they have released the first of two video trailers teasing their upcoming DVD plus live album release. Watch the appetizer right here where several respected musicians discuss the thrash metal movement in the Bay Area and more.
Five Finger Death Punch are joining forces with In This Moment and Papa Roach for a North American tour later this year. Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach co-headline the tour. In an innovative move, both bands actively involved the fans by giving them the opportunity to request the tour come to their city via a "demand campaign". 1.5 million people responded to the call to action and made their voices heard. Special guests will be In This Moment with support from debut artist From Ashes To New.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans Death Angel will release the aptly titled A Thrashumentary on July 24th via Nuclear Blast. The DVD was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (Kataklysm, Soilwork, Lamb Of God, Carcass, Testament) of Videohammer Studios and is a documentary on the band and the thrash scene. The release will also include a full live album entitled The Bay Calls For Blood.
Illimitable Dolor is a new funeral doom band featuring members from The Slow Death, Anhedonist, Backyard Mortuary and their debut album coming in late 2015. The band has released so far an unmixed sample online and you can see if you are interested below.
Trouble in paradise? Five Finger Death Punch had a meltdown onstage during the band's performance in Memphis, Tennessee as part of the Beale Street Music Festival. Reportedly, the band cut its performance short after roughly six songs and walking off stage. This led some fans to speculate they were breaking up. However, the Los Angeles metallers have already dismissed these rumors. The band's frontman, Ivan Moody, has suggested that it was all due to technical problems and that the band fired some of their crew.
The upcoming Dutch Doom Days festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is shaping up. Recently, new names have been announced for the bill that will be headlined by Shape Of Despair on October 31st. Death Penalty was confirmed as co-headliner on the second day of Dutch Doom Days. Belgian newcomers Bathsheba as well as doom/death metallers Insanity Reigns Supreme also join the line-up.