Beneath the burden of their fans' anticipation with regards to the new vocalist, Barren Earth plans to enter the studio in March to partially record the follow-up to their 2012 release, The Devil's Resolve. Due to keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson's schedule conflicts, they will return to the studio to finish off the album later in the year. Jón Aldará, who stepped in for renowned Swallow The Sun frontman Mikko Kotamäki, hails from Faroe Islands doom metal band Hamferð. You can read up on the subject over here and here.
Care for another album from Enslaved? In a recent interview, Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved commented on the band's plans for the future and mentioned that a few side-projects will be revived/born. He also confirms that the band will work on a new album this year.
Fans of The Kindred who lost track of the band are in for a blast. The lyric and music videos for two separate tracks are available for streaming below. These tracks are taken off the band's upcoming album Life In Lucidity, which will be released via Sumerian Records on the 25th of February this year! The album artwork and tracklist have also been made available to the public.
Patiently - or not - waiting for Periphery's upcoming album? Here's a decent fix for you: you can now listen to their entire new EP titled Clear on YouTube. The opening track is available below and the remaining tracks can be found on Sumerian Records' channel. Clear is due to hit the shelves on the 28th of January via Sumerian Records.
Mayan have recently released the second studio trailer for their upcoming album Antagonise. Those of you itching to hear what the progressive melodic death metal band has in store for us can check out both trailers below which, luckily, contain snippets of music from the album.
Now that was quick. Feared mastermind Ola Englund has uploaded the band's latest effort titled Vinter on YouTube for all to hear and the album can be streamed below. The band's newest effort was released yesterday and is available via their official website and iTunes. The album was produced and mixed by Jocke Skog, who has also taken care of bass duties. What do you think about the album and its being released so promptly after Furor Incarnatus?
Earlier this year, The Kindred announced the completion of their "debut" album. Who, you may ask, is The Kindred? For those of you who've yet to emerge from your hovels, their former name might ring a bell - Today I Caught The Plague. Recognition? Then you can listen to the track below which was released in July this year and will be featured on the album in question.
It seems like progressive death metal quartet Spires has been busy since the release of Lucid Abstractions last year.
In a recent interview, frontman Paul Sadler stated: "What album, I never mentioned an album... Oh, the one we've been prattling on about seemingly for decades? Well, it's all written, and more or less all rehearsed and ready to be recorded except one song, so once we've got that down we'll be going into the studio. Unfortunately it's a very long song (no surprises there), so it could take a little while!"
In the wake of the 2013 Summer Slaughter Tour, Periphery have released a music video for the track titled "Ragnarok" off their most recent album Periphery II: This Time It's Personal which was released last July. The video, which features footage of said tour, can be enjoyed below.
Just days away from the release of their sophomore effort, The Tide, The Thief & River's End, Caligula's Horse have one final treat for us. You can now stream the album's closing track "All Is Quiet By The Wall" below. The album will hit the shelves on the 4th of October via Welkin Records. If you're a fan of progressive music and haven't heard of the band, you may now redeem yourself with your first experience. Below you also find the album sampler.
Having shown us some of their unreleased material written prior to their debut, Dissona have gifted us now with an insight into the progress on their upcoming album. You can stream the nameless demo below on Soundcoud having been forewarned by the band that low quality is to be expected. For the purposes of this demo, "the vocals were written in as the distant sounding synth lead."
With Tuomas Saukkonen's Winterborn looming on the horizon, the video for the song "Routa Pt. 2" will prove sufficient (yet temporary) appeasement for the fans of the multi-instrumentalist's solo project. This is the second specimen we've heard from the album; the first single can be found over here.
As the countdown on Insomnium's official website continued following the final episode of their recent documentary, a mystery release was acknowledged and has now been unveiled. You can now stream the track titled "Ephemeral" from the upcoming single of the same name on the lyric video below.
Insomnium fans can now enjoy the second part of the One For Sorrow making of studio documentary below or at the band's official website. The first part of the documentary directed by Jussi Ratilainen can be found here.
Three months following the release of their re-worked EP 8, djent outfit Uneven Structure have been keeping themselves very active. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone India, it was noted that the band is already recording new material.