Are you living down under and want an epic progressive live performance thrown at your face? Then we got good news for you! Australian progressive metal act Ne Obliviscaris has revealed that they will do an Australian tour this December, right after their European shows, supporting Cradle Of Filth for their Inquisitional Torture tour. Plini will join them as a support act. All dates are available below the official tour flyer. Check them out.
German industrial metal band Oomph! have announced some details regarding their upcoming album. The album will be called XXV and will hit the stores the 31st of July. This new album will follow Des Wahnsinns Fette Beute. Good news for the fans of the band. The album has been produced by Oomph! and co-produced by Subway To Sally drummer Simon Michael.
Finnish metallers Amorphis have just released some details about their upcoming album. The album will be called Under The Red Cloud and is due to be released on the 4th of September. Check out the tracklist and the mesmerizing cover artwork by Valnoir Mortasonge below!
Icelandic post-metal band Sólstafir has announced an European tour together with the German sludge metal band The Ocean and the Japanese post-rock band Mono. The tour will take place in October/November. Check out the tour dates and venues below! Tickets can be bought right here. However, it would appear that drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason will not be joining the band as he released a statement today claiming he was forced out of the band. You can read the entire statement here.
Australian progressive metallers Ne Obliviscaris has released their first video ever, and it is for the song "Painters Of The Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux, Movement III: Curator", taken from their latest effort Citadel. Citadel won the award for "Best Extreme Progressive Metal Album" at Metal Storm Awards in 2014, and is ranked as number 7 on the Top 20 albums of 2014.
German power metallers Powerwolf have unveiled a lyric video for the song "Armata Strigoi", taken from their upcoming release Blessed & Possessed. The album is set to be released the 10th of July via Napalm Records. Click on the video below to watch the worship! Do you have the feeling this album will be good judging from what you heard so far?
United Kingdom doomsters Eye Of Solitude are set to record their whole live set in Brussels, Belgium which is a part of their tour March Of Solitude with Saturnus and Marche Funèbre. The recording will take place on the 14th of March at the Darken The Moon VI festival. If you're in Belgium that day, and want to experience some death crushing riffs, you know where to be!
Mastodon was nominated for the Grammy Awards, which took place on the 8th of February, for the category of "Best Metal Performance". They didn't win anything, Tenacious D won, but they did get some attention: Brann Dailor with his very recognizable attire, and Brent Hinds for his behavior. According to Benjamin Weinman, known from being the lead guitarist in The Dillinger Escape Plan and working with Brent Hinds in Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, he reportedly got "kicked out of the awards show cause he pored his bag all over the floor and undies and money and weed spilled everywhere and he wouldn't pick it up. "Sir you have to leave." "Why" "because you don't know how to behave!"
Australian progressive metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris have released another song from their upcoming album Citadel, called "Pyrrhic". Ne Obliviscaris have already revealed two parts from the 23 minute long song "Painters Of The Tempest" (which still can be heard here and here), but this time around they are revealing a full-blown, almost 10-minute track.
Finnish melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum have been forced to cancel the shows they were going to do in Japan due to a heavy breach in contract from the tour organizer and Metal Asia Agency. The band is devastated but promises that they will perform in Japan in the future.
The Georgian progressive stoner/sludge quartet Mastodon have released a new music video for the song "The Motherload", taken from their latest effort Once More 'Round The Sun. This is the second video made for this album; the first one was for the song "High Road" and can still be seen here. "The Motherload" video is directed by Jonathan Rej and Thomas Bingham from Adult Swim, and has now been presented, full of twerking.
The Finnish melodic metal band Amorphis are hitting the road in late December in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their 1994 legendary release Tales From The Thousand Lakes. The Swedish band Avatarium is joining them on this celebration.
While Between The Buried And Me's new live DVD release is the right around the corner, the American progressive metal outfit is hinting on their Twitter and Facebook pages that they have started writing some new material for an upcoming album. The band posted a photo, with the text: "The rock opera has begun! See you in 2015..."