Florida-based brutal death metallers Hate Eternal just lifted the veil on their new full-length album. As of today, we know that it will be called Infernus, and it will see a 24th of August release (North America: August 21st) via Season Of Mist. More information regarding the album artwork, tracklist and more will be made available soon. Fans who have been waiting for the follow-up to Phoenix Amongst The Ashes can start getting ready for new songs.
The Swedes The Duskfall have announced that Anton Lindbäck is the band's new bassist. The band's previous bassist Jonatan Storm was the bass player for a short time and switched to vocal duties due to vocalist Magnus Klavborn's recent departure. So, there are a few changes in the melodic death metallers.
Sinmara, the black metal quintet from Iceland, is back in the studio. After releasing their last album Aphotic Womb last year, the band has returned to Studio Emissary. More info about exactly what they are recording will be announced in the following months. You should expect some new material.
I, Voidhanger Records has renovated its alliance with Bloodway. Lead by the renowned artist and designer Costin Chioreanu, the progressive black metal trio Bloodway will release their first full-length work in September, once again under the I, Voidhanger flag.
Borknagar's vocalist Vintersorg is recovering from surgery. He underwent an ear surgery recently. As you might recall, Vintersorg was injured last year in a fall resulting in fractures to the skull, brain hemorrhage, and a momentary dysfunctional hearing on one ear. Hopefully, he will be able to recover from this. It's still early to tell at this point.
Black metallers Heretoir are working on new music. After releasing the last album Heretoir back in 2011, the German quartet is very busy working on the last compositions for their second album, The Circle. According to the group, there will be a collaboration on the album that the fans will be pleased about even though they didn't announce who it is yet.
German thrashers Accu§er announced that they will play in the Fall of Summer Festival (France), on September 4th, 2015. The second edition of the Fall of Summer metal festival will take place on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of September 2015, in Torcy (30 km from Paris, France). Other confirmed acts include Ihsahn, Abbath, Destruction, Candlemass, Nile, Triptykon, among others.
British epic power metallers DragonForce will release their debut DVD, In The Line Of Fire, on July 10th via Metal Blade. Shot in high definition during the band's show at 2014's Loud Park festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, the DVD was filmed using multiple camera angles to capture the raw energy of DragonForce's show and instrumental dexterity for which they are celebrated worldwide. Whet your appetite with the DVD trailer here.
U.D.O. have been touring in support of their latest album Decadent. Now they have just announced that they will release their new live DVD titled Navy Metal Night on July 31st! It will be available as a DVD plus 2CD, Blu-ray plus 2CD and gatefold vinyl. Stay tuned for more info. For now, the veteran heavy metallers have unveiled the cover art of the release.
Brazilian thrashers Attomica have revealed that their lead singer Alex Rangel has died unexpectedly after a motorcycle accident. He succumbed to the serious injuries sustained in the accident. The band is in grief and deep pain right now. He was very young and died at age 35.
Here it is, the third song from Shape Of Despair's upcoming album Monotony Fields. Originally, "The Distant Dream Of Life" was intended to serve as an intro to the album. You can stream it now via Terrorizer. This is also the shortest track on the record which you can grab on June 15th worldwide, and June 16th in North America through Season Of Mist.
The brand new tenth Impellitteri studio album, entitled Venom, was recently released in April after a six year gap. A new video for the album's track "Empire Of Lies" has now been released and can be enjoyed below. Furthermore, the heavy metallers have also shared another video for "We Own The Night". You can watch two videos in one go.
How about some avantgarde metal? Ebonillumini delivers that and has recently shared the second track from Arktos, their upcoming new album. Their second full length album is a continuation of the encyclopedic chapter series. It is based on a musical concept developed upon geographical exploration and the unveiling of lost forgotten realities, mysteries and legends. You can hear the track "Lusca (Bahamas)" via SoundCloud below if you dare and enter the world of UK's Ebonillumini.
American black metal band Infera Bruo will release their new album The Conjuration on the 1st of July 2015 on Bindrune Recordings. Before that, you can hear a teaser from new album in the YouTube player below. It should give you an idea of what to expect from the release.
Former Loudness singer Michael Vescera (Obsession) will rejoin his former bandmates for a very special show at this year's edition of the Loud Park festival in Japan. Billed as Soldier Of Fortune, the group will perform material from Vescera's time in Loudness for the festival's 10th anniversary.