Sunn O)))'s new album, Kannon, has been highly anticipated. And while it's being released only a few days from now, on December 4th through Southern Lord Records, the wait is over for fans. As of now, you can already prepare your ears and succumb to the drone sounds of Kannon online and in full over here. What do you think of their first studio album in six years?
Finnish up-and-comers Lost Society are releasing a new album soon! The thrashers are wreaking more havoc with their third record called Braindead. The studio album is set to be released on February 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. We will keep you posted when they reveal more about it.
How about discovering a new band? Try Ur Draugr today. They are an Australian blackened death metal band and released a debut EP this year called The Wretched Ascetic. Following that, they are also releasing their debut full-length With Hunger Undying via ATMF / Aeternitas Tenebrarum on December 7th. The good thing is that you can already listen to it in full via Bandcamp here. Tell us what you thought about it and if you recommend it.
Berlin sludge outfit Earthship have a new label home: Napalm Records! A new label usually means new releases and that is the case indeed. The successor of Withered is being forged and you can be prepared for their new album which will be released in the summer of 2016. They promise to reveal more about it soon.
After unleashing their first new track in nine years, SikTh have more to give us. One of the new tracks from their upcoming 6-track mini-album Opacities is called "Behind The Doors" and you can give it a spin or more below. It's new SikTh music! Don't miss it. If you like what you hear, get the new release on December 4th via Peaceville Records!
Born Of Osiris returned this year with a new album called Soul Sphere, released via Sumerian Records. The deathcore group has now also revealed the first promotional music video for the new record. Director Ramon Boutviseth created an animated video for the track "Illuminate" where the band makes an appearance as well. Watch the end product here.
After the return of their original singer Niko Kalliojärvi, Amoral are releasing a new album next year called In Sequence. The Finnish sextet will release its 7th studio album in early 2016. The album will come out in Japan on January 29th through Ward Records, and the rest of the world follows on February 5th through Imperial Cassette (Gordeon Music, GSA / Nightmare Records, North America). In Sequence will also feature a whole bunch of guest musicians and the first single, "Rude Awakening", will be released on the 4th of December!
Omnium Gatherum have finally revealed all about their new album. While previously fans got to hear a new single called "Skyline", the Finns have now revealed the details of Beyond's successor. The melodic death metallers will release Grey Heavens on February 26th, 2016 in Europe (19th of February in Finland) through Lifeforce Records. The record features 10 new songs. Check out the cover that will grace Grey Heavens below as well.
Melodic metal fans take notice because there is new Brainstorm music to discover. The power metallers recently announced that they are unleashing another new album next year called Scary Creatures. Today, there is a new video clip for the tune "The World To See", taken from the upcoming studio album (out January 15th in Europe, February 5th in North America on AFM Records). The band continues where they left off one and a half years ago with the previous release and also mix and mastering was once again handled by Achim Koehler.
Megadeth have shared a new song online! In anticipation of the release of their new studio album, the first in three years, Dystopia, the new menacing tune is called "The Threat Is Real". You can listen to the song on the band's official website here. If that link doesn't work for you due to an error, try this. What do you think about it?
By now, you might have heard of Native Construct. They are an American progressive metal band who released an excellent debut album this year called Quiet World via Metal Blade Records. Currently on tour with Between The Buried And Me, Enslaved, and Intronaut, the group has now released their first ever video for the track "Mute". Directed by David S. Brodsky/MyGoodEye, the video can be fully enjoyed below.
In Mourning fans have waited a while to hear new updates regarding the new album the band has been working on. Today we finally have news about the next chapter of the band. Sweden's melodic death/progressive metal masters are currently in the studio working hard on the successor to their 2012 much-lauded offering, The Weight Of Oceans. After the release of that album, the band parted ways with founding drummer Christian Netzell in 2014 to later be joined by former Katatonia drummer Daniel Liljekvist.
Fear Factory had a rough night yesterday. The American industrialists are currently touring in Europe as part of their Demanufacture anniversary tour, performing the album in its entirety. However, their tour bus had an accident last night while they were leaving Aschaffenburg, Germany. The good news is that despite the damage, the band members and crew are all fine. Days before, Fear Factory played in Paris at La Trabendo as well.
Cult Of Luna will be celebrating 10 years of one of their crowning jewels, 2006's classic Somewhere Along The Highway. And they will do that by performing the entire record at Roadburn 2016 in The Netherlands. The band performed at both the 2008 and 2013 editions of Roadburn and are among the most requested bands. Cult Of Luna will be playing the album in full at the 013 venue on Thursday, April 14th, 2016.
Varg are back with new material. They have released the EP Rotkäppchen this year and next year the main course, the album Das Ende Aller Lügen, will arrive in stores. In anticipation, the German folk metallers are now showcasing precisely the title track of the album. They made a video for "Das Ende Aller Lügen" and you can watch it now here. How do you like the new video?