00:55 - mz nice avantgardiesh blackish metal from 2015 [link] missed it all
23:56 - psykometal Speaking of that, gotta figure out how we're going to reflect the obvious member change from a male to female bass player (of which the popular, and seemingly obvious, opinion is that said new female bassist is Sean Yseult... :/
The Evil Divide is coming and there is new thrash metal to be enjoyed, courtesy of Death Angel. The Bay Area band has just revealed the first song off the new record and it's called "The Moth". The Evil Divide gets its worldwide release on May 27th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast Records. If you like what you hear, go buy it. In the meantime, stop what you are doing and get into "The Moth".
After returning from hiatus in 2014, Atreyu released a new album last year called Long Live. However, on their next tour they are going back to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the record A Death-Grip On Yesterday this May. They will embark on a tour with support from Islander and Sworn In. The U.S. metallers will play the entire album on these dates.
Relapse Records has announced the final chapter in the comprehensive Death reissue series: the legendary 1987 debut Scream Bloody Gore. The album is due out on a wide variety of formats this coming May 20th and has been newly remastered for this reissue. Like the preceding Death reissues, the deluxe reissue of Scream Bloody Gore has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Alan Douches (Death, Mastodon, Nile) and includes a plethora of bonus content, including previously unreleased recordings and rehearsal demos, super-expanded packaging, and brand-new extensive liner notes from former Death drummer/Autopsy founder Chris Reifert, Sepultura's Max Cavalera, and original Scream Bloody Gore producer Randy Burns.
After entering the studio at the end of last year, the Bay Area thrashers Death Angel have shared more news regarding their new album. They have revealed that the follow-up to The Dream Calls For Blood will be called The Evil Divide. Check out the cover below and a sample of some new music is available on their website as well.
Swedish black/death metal hybrids Autumn: Death have announced that the band is currently holed up in the studio recording an album, which will be their debut after the Autumn Death EP. All the songs are finished for the album, now it's only a matter of recording all of it. You can follow the album's progress on their Facebook page.
The Portland-based duo Death Fetishist, fronted by Matron Thorn, has inked a record deal with Debemur Morti Productions. Said label will be releasing the band's upcoming debut full-length effort, on which the band is already working hard. More details will follow in the near future. In the meantime, you can listen to the song "Lucifer Descending" in advance right here.
Last year, it was reported that Dream Death were working on a new album to follow Somnium Excessum. Having completed that process, the death/doom/thrash combo unit is now releasing Dissemination. The album features ten songs but the killer title track is currently available online to stream at this location. Dive in now!
Motörhead's frontman Lemmy Kilmister died from prostate cancer, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia, according to his death certificate. It was widely reported he battled an aggressive form of cancer before his death, but it has now been confirmed by TMZ that it was prostate cancer.
One-woman black metal project Myrkur always seems to generate a lot of discussions, maybe because she is a woman in a predominantly male dominated genre, maybe because she gets a lot of attention. Whatever the cause may be, things has been taken too far now as Myrkur, aka Amalie Bruun, has posted online about getting tired of receiving death threats via Facebook. Bruun doesn't blame the metal community as a whole but points out that those threats and messages are coming mostly from American men and occasionally Eastern European.
The California Deathfest is coming back for its second edition next year. You can mark your calendars for October 14th-16th, 2016. The California Deathfest II will take place at the Oakland Metro Operahouse and to get things started, the first bands have now been announced. The batch includes The Ruins Of Beverast, Angelcorpse, Demilich, Revenge, and more.
Melvins and Napalm Death will join forces for the Savage Imperial Death March Tour that kicks off on March 26th, 2016 at The Marquee in Phoenix, Arizona. According to Melvins' Facebook page, Melt Banana is the band that will open for them on this forthcoming North American trek.
Australian death/doom act The Slow Death is working on a new release, shortly after their latest record Ark was released in March 19th 2015. The band lost their vocalist Gregg Williamson one year ago but continued. Their new vocalist is Gamaliel. Now they are recording new songs with rhythm guitars and drums already finished.
The venue Le Bataclan in Paris, France, hosts hundreds of shows every year, and many of those are from metal bands. After the tragedy in Romania recently, another one happens. During an Eagles Of Death Metal concert last night, at least 112 people were killed by terrorists who also seized hostages. More than 1,000 people were inside the hall at the time of the rampage but police did bring the hostage situation to a close. This Friday night, several other attacks took place in Paris at different locations. The members of Eagles Of Death Metal survived according to their management. Deftones were also scheduled to perform at Le Bataclan today.
Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death and Germany's metal powerhouse Heaven Shall Burn have teamed up for a very special split 7" EP release. Entitled The Mission Creep, this limited vinyl-only split 7" EP will be released on December 11th, 2015 via the bands' longtime label Century Media Records and it will include both an unreleased song by Heaven Shall Burn called "Battle Of Attrition" as well as the unreleased Napalm Death track "An Extract (Strip It Clean)".
After announcing their newest EP, As You Become Us, Shaolin Death Squad have unleashed their newest sound to the world. It is a lyric music video of the title track of their newest EP. Their latest album, Five Deadly Venoms, was released five years ago back in 2010, and As You Become Us is yet another vivid experimental avantgarde action for your ears to consume. The lyric video was animated by Brandon Fetterman and the artwork designed by Blair Smith. You may watch the video below.