Two years after their latest record, Antigama are back with reinvigorated energy. In fact, the grindcore experimentalists are releasing a new album called The Insolent and the first song is already out there. It's called "Used To" and the band made a video for it. The video footage was shot by Paweł "Pavulon" Jaroszewicz and Łukasz Myszkowski at JNS Studio during The Insolent recording sessions. Take the plunge below.
You don't have to wait another minute to listen to Royal Thunder's new album Crooked Doors. This is only the band's second album, but they got plenty of attention with their acclaimed 2012 debut CVI. How does it compare to their debut? Is it a step forward? You can draw your conclusions after you listen to the entire 59-minute record via NPR here.
Tommy Rogers, Between The Buried And Me's frontman and multi-instrumentalist, is very busy these days. Apart from preparing Between The Buried And Me's upcoming tours and the release of their new album Coma Ecliptic, Rogers was recently tasked with putting together the film score for the movie Dutch Book. The film was screened this week at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, FL. Fans that are into his Thomas Giles solo albums, Pulse, and Modern Noise, as well as the softer side of Between The Buried And Me should give the soundtrack a listen here.
Byzantine are about to release their new album and fifth of their career, To Release Is To Resolve, on April 7th. In anticipation of the release, the groove thrash metallers are currently streaming the entire offering online on SoundCloud. All you have to do is click play and enjoy. And if you like it, you can always get the album over here and support the band.
In 2013, Metallicaplayed a unique show in Antarctica and also set a world record by becoming the first and only band in history to perform concerts on all seven continents in under a year. Now it's TesseracT time to enter the books as the first band to perform on top of a structure made completely out of ice. The gig was part of Jagermeister's Ice Cold series of gigs and took place at Snow Village in Kittila, Lapland in Finland. Check out the chilling footage from the gig on an igloo below.
Italians Rhapsody Of Fire have entered the studio to begin recording their next album which is expected to be out in early 2016. The symphonic power metallers released Dark Wings Of Steel almost two years ago and have been working on new material for their next offering. While there is still a long wait ahead, below you can watch drummer Alex Holzwarth at work recording drum parts at the Echoes Studios in Trieste for the new Rhapsody Of Fire studio album.
Death metallers Dark Sermon's touring van has been stolen right before they are about to embark on tours with Sworn Enemy and Wretched and later with Aborted and Archspire. Despite the setback, the Tampa group isn't dropping from their upcoming tours and promises to find a way to make it. The van was stolen in Clearwater, Florida but at least the band's equipment wasn't in the van at the time.
In the last few weeks, rumors have been circulating around that Lamb Of God's Chris Adler is laying drums for the next Megadeth album. Chris Adler was photographed with Dave Mustaine eating tacos in Tennessee where the band is recording the new album. Megadeth have recently started dropping hints about the drummer and some fans have identified Chris Adler on the clips that you can see below. The band has now shared a picture of Chris Adler with a Megadeth t-shirt on their Facebook page. It's now official. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing.
Feared have finally revealed all about their new album. After two albums in 2013, guitarist Ola Englund and company are now unleashing Synder ("Sins") on the 25th of May. Take a look at the album cover by Sylvain Lucchina below as well as the tracklist. The Swedish death metal foursome has also premiered the first single with a video for "My Grief, My Sorrow" which was directed by Ola Englund. Enjoy the new song below and tell us if it is a good start.
No Carcass shows allowed in Malaysia, it seems. The seminal death metal band was scheduled to play there in May but their visas were declined due to their "lyrical content". It's not the first time a metal band is banned in Malaysia. In 2013, Lamb Of Godwere forced to cancel a show in Kuala Lumpur because their performances were found to infringe on religious sensitivities and cultural values of Malaysian society. Now Carcass are taking the heat even after they played in Malaysia last year.
Evergrey are taking their live set to North American stages in August and September. The progressive metallers are currently touring in Europe showcasing their latest masterpiece Hymns For The Broken. Supporting the Swedes will be Australian prog act Voyager, as well as Borealis and Oceans Of Slumber; plenty of progressive metal to be enjoyed. Check out the U.S. and Canada shows of the band below.
Now, this is something. On June 30th, Penelope Spheeris' cult-classic documentary trilogy The Decline Of Western Civilization will be available in a special Blu-ray four-disc box set, compliments of The Shout! Factory. The first film, released in 1981, is devoted to the L.A. punk scene at the time. The second film, The Metal Years (1988) takes a look at metal, and features bands like Kiss, Poison, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, W.A.S.P. Now for the first time, all three films are available in one deluxe box set. And while all three films have been restored in high definition, they are in keeping with the feel of the rebellious times in which they were shot.
Death metallers Sulphur Aeon are set to release their awaited new album Gateway To The Antisphere soon. It's the Germans second album and hits the streets on April 3rd via Ván Records/Imperium Productions. Right now you can start streaming the new track "Titans" at this location. Then tell us if you were pleased with it or not.
The cover and tracklist for Leprous' new album is out in the open! We already knew that the Norwegian proggers would be releasing a new album titled The Congregation, but now we know much more about it. The album's slightly disturbing artwork, which was created by artist Nihil, has now been launched and here is also the tracklist for the 65 minutes long release.
It seems like the Legal Battles In The North over the Immortal's name/logo have ended without an agreement. The band's frontman Abbath has released a statement regarding the future of Immortal or rather the end. Essentially, Abbath will move on with a new band under his name and the name of Immortal, for the time being, will rest. Abbath will perform at Blastfest next year and already has announced a show in London this September as well.