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..."
Recently, Finnish monster rockers Lordirevealed their new album title, and this time around they have revealed their updated costumes, and launched a trailer for the first single from the upcoming album Scare Force One called "Nailed By The Hammer Of Frankenstein". You can also see the album cover.
Earlier this year, Opeth announced their tour dates for an European Tour. Alcest have now revealed that they are going to join them on this tour, in support of the release of Opeth's new album Pale Communion. The French group also has a new album, Shelter, to present. If you have the chance to go, do not miss this lineup!
A couple of days ago, we got a new album update from the British grindcore band Anaal Nathrakh. This time around, they are revealing one of the songs from their upcoming album Desideratum called "Idol". Check it out on the video below. Did this song raise your expectations for their upcoming album?
Earlier this year, we learned that the British grindcore band Anaal Nathrakh were recording a new album. The new album is now finished, and will be called Desideratum. Check out the album cover below! Desideratum will be released on the 24th of October. Nearly there...
Death metallers Defeated Sanity have recently revealed that they are scheduled to record a new album at the end of the year, and expect the album to come out in summer of 2015. Although, the most bizarre part of this release is that it's going to be a split album, can you guess with whom? That's right, Defeated Sanity are going to record a split album with themselves!
The Scottish band Falloch are ready to release their second album, and now, one month before its release, they revealed a teaser for their upcoming album This Island, Our Funeral as a foretaste. You can listen to an excerpt taken from the song "Sanctuary" here. How did you like the teaser?