It seems like the Maryland Deathfest XII will not be graced by the performance of the Norwegians Ulver. The band was forced to cancel the upcoming show in Moscow in April and the performance at Maryland Deathfest due to health problems with one of its members.
Swedish outfit Deathstars has announced that the upcoming March/April European tour Claws Through Europe has been postponed and rescheduled. The reason for this is that the band's upcoming album has been pushed back too. All the information about the new album including title, tracklist, cover and release date are yet to be revealed at this point.
"Left For Dead", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers Death Angel, has been unveiled. The clip was directed by Tommy Jones, who has previously worked with Soilwork and Testament, among others. The song is taken from the band's recently released seventh studio album The Dream Calls For Blood, and comes on the verge of their upcoming tour with Children Of Bodom. Enjoy the video below and let us know if you like it.
In the second half of April, some of the biggest cities in Australia will host two established thrash metal veteran groups, Germans Kreator and Americans Death Angel. Be prepared for some intense and explosive thrash metal action. Check out the full list of co-headlining tour dates below the official tour flyer.
For the first time in over 5 years, Lizzy Borden's Appointment With Death lineup — Ira Black, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson and Lizzy Borden — will reunite for a one-night-only performance on Friday, January 24th at the Epiphone party at NAMM at Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, California. You do not need to be a part of NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) to get tickets for this exclusive one-off show.
Napalm Death and Keith Harrison's live performance collaboration, Bustleholme, is taking place this Friday, November 29th. Originally planned to feature at the V&A Museum (London) in March, the Bustleholme project has been given a new life amongst the Modernist setting of the De La Warr Pavillion. The band will play a special live set through an experimental sculptural sound system constructed by Harrison. As the band starts to play, the raw-energy of the sound produced will reverberate inside the clay, causing it to slowly crack, disintegrate and explode, changing the music as it does.
The Maryland Deathfest XII line-up just keeps getting better and better. MDF announced a slew of additional confirmed acts that will play in Baltimore next year and there is still more to come, believe it or not. Now the question is: how will your body endure the constant beating?
Just in time for the holiday season, Hate Eternal bassist J.J. Hrubovcak will bring forth Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics, a twisted rendition of some of the season's darkest hymns. It was composed and produced by J.J. with vocals and artwork by brother and Monstrosity/Vile/Azure Emote vocalist Mike Hrubovcak. You can check out the artwork below and also the first advance track "Unrest For Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)". Well, why not?
Swedish outfit Deathstars made two announcements today. First, they announced an extended tour throughout Europe for March and April 2014. Secondly, their much-anticipated new studio album is set for release in February 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records, their first since 2009's Night Electric Night. The Claws Through Europe Tour 2014 will showcase their new material. All the dates are available below. More info on the new album is expected soon.
Death Penalty, the new band formed by Cathedral guitarist Garry "Gaz" Jennings, featuring Belgian female vocalist Michelle Nocon (ex-Serpentcult) and guests, has inked a deal with Rise Above Records. This is Gaz's first serious venture following the mournful demise of the U.K.'s doom metal giants with their final album The Last Spire (via Rise Above), earlier in 2013. He has been working on songs for his new project for some time and had the idea of a strong female vocalist, which led him to Michelle and the pair have been working together since the summer. Death Penalty are also confirmed for an exclusive debut appearance at Rise Above Records 25th anniversary shows.
Today is the day. Death Angel have released their new album The Dream Calls For Blood today in Europe, and while it only drops on October 14th (UK), and October 15th (North America) through Nuclear Blast, you can stream the entire thing right now. Just click play on the Soundcloud widget below and enjoy it while you can. This is the thrash metallers' seventh studio album. How is their form?
Six more bands have been confirmed for the Maryland Deathfest XII, which promises to be a highlight next year. The new additions to an already strong line-up are My Dying Bride, playing an exclusive US appearance and the first US show since 1997, The Church Of Pungent Stench, also with an exclusive US appearance and playing an old school setlist of material from their first EP and first three albums, Hooded Menace, Ulcerate, Bölzer with an exclusive US appearance, and Windhand.
"Son Of The Morning", a brand new song from Bay Area thrash metallers Death Angel, has been made available online for streaming by the band. This is already the fourth song they share with the fans on their website. You can listen to "Son Of The Morning" and headbang your head off here. At the same location, you will also find the songs "The Dream Calls For Blood", "Caster Of Shame" and "Fallen", all from the new output.
Death Angel's new album The Dream Calls For Blood is upon us. While you wait for its release next month, the thrash band has released a lyric video for the title track of the album and you can now enjoy it here. You can also stream another new song, "Caster Of Shame", at the band's website. Do these songs raise your expectations for the successor to Relentless Retribution?