Shortly after announcing their impending new album, Guidance, Russian Circles have given us the opportunity to listen to a full new song from it. "Vorel" is the first track we get to hear from the follow-up to the well-received Memorial album. As usual, the Chicago instrumental trio offers a great sense of melody with "Vorel" being a little on the heavier side.
Professional avantgardists Virus are spreading their music with a new album called Memento Collider. The Norwegians have collaborated with Romanian multi-media artist Costin Chioreanu on a new animated video. The video was created for the track "Rogue Fossil" that will appear on the record. Enjoy the visual and musical experience right here.
Cobalt tour dates! The black metal duo has announced a North American tour this September with Mantar from Germany. This will be the first extensive U.S. tour for Cobalt and happens in support of their new album, Slow Forever, released this year. The dates can be seen below.
Unique Leader Records welcomes British death metal unit Ingested to their expanding realm of sonic brutality. The band will level stages throughout the U.S. this Summer as part of this year's Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Nile and Suffocation, among so many others. The trek comes in advance of the band's forthcoming new full-length, slated for release via Unique Leader later this year.
Finally some news for the fans of Throes Of Dawn. The Finnish metallers are now ready to release a new album, their first since 2010's The Great Fleet Of Echoes. Our Voices Shall Remain, the new record, is scheduled to be released on the 20th of August 2016 on their new label Argonauta Records, and consists of seven tracks, with a total running time of 67 minutes. The band will have a special live show in Romania, at the Dark Bombastic Evening to celebrate the album release. The new sounds are coming!
Architects are preparing to release a new album, called All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us. The follow-up to the excellent Lost Forever // Lost Together, which was the Best Hardcore / Metalcore / Deathcore Album Of 2014 on Metal Storm Awards, drops on May 27th via Epitaph Records. Will the new album be even better? Check out "Downfall" below for a taste of it.
Devastating news arrive this Sunday morning. Multiple sources are claiming that former and great Megadeth drummer Nick Menza has reportedly died at the age of 51 after suffering a heart failure last night onstage while performing with his band OHM at Los Angeles club The Baked Potato. The venue itself has confirmed it and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine tweeted about it, feeling gutted.
Cattle Decapitation usually release fun videos. After recently completing a European tour with Suffocation and Abiotic, the group now releases their new video for "Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)", from their latest album, The Anthropocene Extinction. Directed once again by Mitch Masse, who also directed their video for "Your Disposal", "Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)" is another visual feat in the band's notorious filmography. You can sink your teeth into the censored version of the video here.
As you know, extreme metallers Ævangelist are soon releasing a split with Blut Aus Nord. Blut Aus Nord contributes four songs while the split includes only a single track by Ævangelist called "Threshold Of The Miraculous" but it's almost 22 minutes long. As of now, you can listen to an excerpt from Ævangelist side of the release to whet your appetite.
Good news for fans of funeral doomsters Eye Of Solitude. The band has finished the recordings for their new album, to follow Canto III released back in 2013. The metallers have been preparing a live release as well, which means you can expect full details on the impending studio album and more soon.
Megadeth have recruited drummer Dirk Verbeuren for their upcoming live shows. He will be filling in at all shows until Chris Adler rejoins them on June 28th. Adler will be busy with Lamb Of God. Dirk Verbeuren has been involved in numerous bands and is Soilwork's drummer but didn't pass up the opportunity. Soilwork will bring in a fill-in drummer in the meantime.
Equilibrium just announced an European folk party, or tour rather, in support of their upcoming album, Armageddon. The band will tour Europe this autumn to present the new material to the fans with support from Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk. Finsterforst and epic virtuosos Nothgard, featuring guitarist Dom R. Crey in their ranks, will be playing as opening acts. Find the dates to this folk metal galore below.
The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, aka D.R.I., have a treat for their fans this year. They are releasing a new EP! But Wait... There's More! drops on June 11th, via Beer City Records and you can pre-order the EP at this location. This will be their first record in more than 20 years since Full Speed Ahead was released.
If you are eager to hear Yossi Sassi's new album, Roots And Roads, here's something for you. The multi-instrumentalist has premiered a brand new song and video to go with it. "Palm Dance" is the name of the song and guitarist Ron Thal (Bumblefoot, Guns N' Roses) is a guest on it. Don't miss it.