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.
After the recent release of the well-received Under The Red Cloud worldwide, Amorphis have shared a new video today. The chosen song was their single "Death Of A King" taken from the fresh new album. The Finnish metallers will have a busy end of the year with a European tour scheduled for November/December alongisde Nightwish. Before that, in October, the outfit will perform on their home turf in Finland.
Death Angel will enter the studio on October 9th to begin tracking a new album to follow The Dream Calls For Blood. The Bay Area thrash metal band shows no sign of slowing down and will work once again with Jason Suecof and Rob producing at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. The band has been writing new songs in between tours and is now in the final stages of writing.
Apex Predator - Easy Meat came out this year and is the most recent album from grindcore titans Napalm Death. The band has been touring in support of the record and continues to do so with shows scheduled until the end of the year. Today they also debut the album's second video clip, for the track "How The Years Condemn" which is composed by live footage shot in North America by Doug Brown and enhanced by animation courtesy of Costin Chioreanu/Twilight Media. See it for yourself below.
Experimental metallers Shaolin Death Squad have announced the name of their long-awaited upcoming EP: As You Become Us. This five-piece EP will be the first record the band has produced since 2010's greatly-appreciated Five Deadly Venoms. The EP is set to be released via Shaolin Death Squad's long-time label, Do For It Records, and it was mastered by acclaimed producer Maor Appelbaum.
Death Dealer will drop their second full-length album, Hallowed Ground, on October 2nd, via Sweden Music Group (SMG), and they are debuting their hard-hitting new video for "Break The Silence" which can be watched below. The band features members who have previously played with the likes of Manowar, the Dictators, Halford, Lizzy Borden and Cage.
Featuring members of Tsjuder, Insense, The Cumshots and She Said Destroy, the Norwegian quintet Beaten To Death will release Unplugged, following 2013's Dødsfest!, on October 9th through Mas-Kina Recordings. A new single, entitled "Don't You Dare To Call Us Heavy Metal", from the upcoming album can be streamed below.