Saturday, October 10th

New Fates Warning album coming 3 replies

Progressive Metal pioneers are set to begin the recording process of their follow up to Darkness in a Different Light in December. This will be the bands twelfth album, and the second to be released via InsideOut Music.

Guitarist and band leader Jim Matheos commented on the album saying: "I'm happy to announce that all the music for FW12 is now written. Still some work to do on lyrics and final arrangements, but the plan is for us to start tracking in December with a release date planned for the first half of 2016. In the meantime, I hope to see and meet a lot of you on the upcoming U.S. dates."

Lindemann debut new video 2 replies

Lindemann, the side project of Rammsteins Til Lindemann, have released a music video for their new single. 'Fish On'.

You can watch it below: (NSFW)

Earthside stream new track 0 replies

Connecticut "cinematic" metal outfit Earthside have released a brand new track, entitled 'Crater', which can be streamed below. The song features guest vocals by Soilwork frontman Björn "Speed" Strid and is taken from the band's upcoming debut L{, A Dream in Static, which is scheduled to be released independently on October 23.

The album, which was produced by David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth, Bloodbath), will also feature appearances from Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Daniel Tompkins (Tesseract), Eric Zirlinger (Face the King), and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, October 9th

Koopsta Knicca dead at 40 0 replies

Robert Cooper Phillips, A.K.A. Koopsta Knicca, most famously known as a member of Memphis hip hop collectives Three 6 Mafia and Da Mafia 6ix, passed away on October 9th following a severe stroke. The news was shared to us by DJ Paul on his twitter account on a tweet stating "Yall Back Together Brothers", referring to Phillips and his former band mate Ricky Dunigan (Lord Infamous).

Juicy J and Gangsta Boo both shared their grievances on their respective twitter accounts, while DJ Paul released a full statement following his passing:

"My group member and brother for over 20 years, Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Phillips passed away today at 12:55 am CST from a major stroke he had sunday after showering. He went in peace. Me and Koop had just started writing his new album Devil's Playground 2, the second part to his famous solo album that I produced, but we didnt get a chance to record yet. We had concerts coming up starting next month too. ...more

Aiden premiere new track 0 replies

Aiden have released a new track from their upcoming final, self-titled, studio album, entitled 'Crawling Up From Hell'.

The album will be released for free on the bands website on Halloween with a physical release coming later.

Polyenso announce EP1 0 replies

Polyenso have been hard at work on their album Pure In the Plastic, revealing it would be released soon. However, in a new YouTube clip (see below) the band has announced they will be releasing an EP next week on October 16th with the singles 'Osaka Son', '17 New Years', 'Moona Festival', and a new track, 'Not My Real Life'.

The announcement below the video further clarifies the album won't be released until early 2016.

Hello friends,
First off, we would like to thank all of you for being so patient with us as we wrote and recorded this new record. This process has taken an unusual amount of time and we know how trying it can be as fans, so seriously, we couldn't be more grateful for your continuous support.

While the album is fully recorded, we unfortunately are not able to share it with you yet due to some bureaucratic issues (you know how these things go). The album will now be released in early 2016. However, we have gotten the g ...more

Cult Leader stream debut LP 0 replies

Self-described "progressive crust" act Cult Leader, comprised primarily of former Gaza members, are now streaming their debut LP, Flightless Walk.

The stream can be found here:

Flightless Walk is the band's second release of 2015, having released a three-track EP, entitled Useless Animal, earlier this year.

Fightstar debut new song 1 replies

Fightstar have released a new song from their upcoming 4th studio album, Behind the Devil's Back, due out on October 16. The song is accompanied by a music video, which can be viewed below.

The band are set to tour the UK in support of the album, commencing on October 17 at the Troxy in London. Despite tabloid rumours of a reunion between Charlie Simpson with guitar pop trio Busted (whose other members, Matt Willis and James Bourne, have been touring with supergroup McBusted since 2013), Fightstar have so far not commented, having been focused on the current album and tour.

Watch the music video for the song, 'Sink with the Snakes' here:

Eulogy stream new music 2 replies

Arty metalcore outfit Eulogy are streaming 'Beyond The Skin' taken from their forthcoming début release 'Eternal Worth', released by Holy Roar on 6th of November.

Check it out:

Thursday, October 8th

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 92 replies

The rock and roll hall of fame has announced the acts that are eligible to be inducted next year.

This list includes Chicago, Yes, The Cars, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Cheap Trick, The Smiths, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, and more.

You can vote at this link here

Evergrey keyboardist's single 3 replies

Evergrey keyboardist Rikard Zander has released a second song titled 'Believe In Yourself' following his first single 'The World Makes Sure You'll Die'. The track has a blues rock/pop vibe and a more positive message compared to the majority of Evergrey's catalogue.

The song sees Rikard handle the vocals and keys with Evergrey bandmates Johan Niemann and Jonas Ekhdal featuring on bass and drums respectively, while guitar duties are handled by former Evergrey, and current Avatarium guitarist, Marcus Jidell. The video was shot and directed by Jonas and can be viewed below.

Mestis releases new music 6 replies

Mestis is a musical project fronted by guitarist/bassits Javier Reyes from Animals as Leaders and T.R.A.M. along with drummer Matt Gartska (Animals as Leaders), perussionist Hector Barez (Calle 13, Bio Ritmo), and trombonist David Stout (Marvin Gaye, Juan Gabriel, Smokey Robinson).

They've recently released two new songs, "Papillion" and "Pura Vida" (the latter featuring Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel from CHON), which will be part of their debut LP, "Polysemy" (November 6, 2015).

Link for "Papillion":

Link for "Pura Vida":

Jim Konya dies, age 44 15 replies

Long-running black/death metal band Nunslaughter's drummer, Jim Konya (Jim Sadist) has passed after suffering a stroke on September 9th. Initially showing signs of improvement, his friend Eddie put it, "He was very responsive to us, smiled and such. Was able to shake his head ya know nod and such. He even flashed horns with his left hand." A few days later, Nunslaughter updated fans once more via Facebook, "Jim stood up yesterday. He is able to swallow and feed himself. These are great strides. I cant thank you metalheads enough."

Things took a turn for the worse on September 27th, when the band posted an update: "Jim has had a seizure and is now in a medical induced coma." It was later revealed via cat scan that he had suffered another major stroke on the right side of his brain, the seizure being a precursor.

On October 5th, the band posted another update via Jim's father, "We were told this am that Jimmy may not wake ...more

Ramleh announce new album 8 replies

Death industrial/noise rock stalwarts Ramleh have come out of dormancy, announcing a double-album to be released by Crucial Blast on November 20th. The new album, entitled Circular Time, is said to be a return to "Ramleh operating in "rock" mode."

Sprawling over two discs and the best part of 2-hours, Circular Time is comprised of 13 tracks of "of speaker-shredding, [and] void-gazing psychedelia," and is set to be released digitally through bandcamp, as well as physically in the form of a digipak 2xCD.

The album can preordered through Crucial Blast's Bandcamp page (with preview tracks to be released for streaming in the lead-up to the album's release), or their website:

New Anselmo-fronted supergroup 14 replies

Phil Anselmo, former frontman of Pantera and current voice of Down, has announced the formation of a new band by the name of Scour.

The project features John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Fulgora), Chase Fraser (ex-Animosity, ex-Decrepit Birth), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), and Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention, Cast the Stone).

In a recent interview, Anselmo told Hellbound: "The Scour thing was something that just popped up, and it’s something that I think I can kill, something I can lay it out. They’re short songs. It’s a short EP, and that’s something I can knock out, I guess, after the Danzigs tour. And yes, I said Danzigs, and that’s a long story.".

On the type of music we can expect from the group, Anselmo stated "I think (there’s) one of the fellows from Cattle Decapitation, but it’s predominantly, in my ear, modern-ish black metal-sounding, thrashy black metal type stuff. I’m goi ...more

Giant Squid call it a day 22 replies

Post-metal band Giant Squid have announced an indefinite hiatus, citing family commitments and a waning desire to continue with the hardships of touring. Frontman Aaron Gregory posted a lengthy explanation of the circumstances surrounding the breakup, explaining that "there are NO plans to write another album or play another show again." He did, however, leave the door open for a reunion under the right circumstances, and announced plans for vinyl reissues, a music video, and new projects by the band's members.

Giant Squid have two final shows scheduled in San Diego (Oct. 16) and San Francisco (Oct. 17).

The full post can be read on the band's Facebook page.

Redemption announce new album featuring Megadeth alumni 12 replies

U.S. progressive metal band Redemption (featuring guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk and Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder) will release their new album, The Art of Loss, in early 2016 through Metal Blade Records.

The album will feature guest performances from Chris Poland, Marty Friedman and Chris Broderick (all ex-Megadeth), as well as a duet between Ray Alder and John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax).

Redemption recruited several of the finest guitarists in metal to complement Van Dyk's playing. "We're fortunate to have worked with a number of amazing musicians," begins Van Dyk. "To start with, I'm extremely proud to announce that Chris Poland [Megadeth] has lent his immense talent as a special guest on this record, contributing his unique playing on the majority of the songs and elevating our music into extremely interesting territory while calling to mind his work in his previous bands, who need not be named. Additionally, we are fortuna ...more

Beach House reveal new album 26 replies

Hot on the heels of Depression Cherry (released just two months ago), Beach House are surprising the world with a brand new album on October 16th, entitled Thank Your Lucky Stars.

Commenting on the new album, the band said: "We are very excited, it's an album being released the way we want. It's not a companion to depression cherry or a surprise or b-sides".

Read more about it here:

Wednesday, October 7th

My Chemical Romance release limited coloured vinyl 35 replies

My Chemical Romance recently announced that they would be re-releasing I Brought You My Bullets..., Danger Days and May Death Never Stop You on special coloured vinyl, for a limited time.

This will be the second and final time that ...Bullets... will be available on vinyl format. The pressings are limited (to an unknown number), and will only be sold for a limited time.

For more info, check out the link below:

Massive Attack announce tour; tease new music 19 replies

Pitchfork has reported that the seminal trip hop group Massive Attack has announced a new European tour to take place in early 2016. Starting in Dublin, Ireland on January 19, the band will trek through the UK, Benelux and Central Europe, finishing their tour in Paris, France on February 26.

Most interestingly, the band claims that details regarding new music will be announced "soon", with a release date expected to be late this year.

Full tour dates and information can be seen here:

Vision of Disorder premiere new song 4 replies

Metalcore legends Vision of Disorder have premiered the new song 'Hours In Chaos'. The song is taken from their upcoming album Razed To The Ground, the second album from the Long Island four piece since their return from hiatus in 2008.

Razed To The Ground is scheduled to be released through Candlelight Records on November 13th.

'Hours In Chaos' can be streamed on Lambgoat and Spotify:

Tuesday, October 6th

Satyricon frontman diagnosed with tumor 23 replies

Satyricon frontman Satyr Wongraven has announced his recent diagnoses of a brain tumour. In a statement he states that the tumour is benign and is not currently life threatening, but will require him to take time of. The statement is below:

"I’m going home. I got extremely sick 8 days ago and was rushed to hospital. Scans have shown that there is a blind passenger in my head. Most likely it is benign. I can live with it as long as it does not grow bigger. Removing it is extremely complicated and should only be done if it grows into a size where it is a matter of life and death. We all get our set of cards and this happened to be one of mine. There are so many people who have to deal with much worse things than I do, so I do not feel sorry for myself. I have a great family, lots of friends, Satyricon, Wongraven Wines and many people who support my endeavours all over the world. I will spend the next two weeks trying to get my strength back, then try to starting wri ...more

Brokencyde unveil new video 214 replies

New Mexico based Crunkcore band Brokencyde have released a music video for their new track 'Los Locos'.

The song follows their attempt to raise funds for a new album via Indiegogo in January this year, which subsequently only got 5% of the required funds.

The Faceless release single 67 replies

Technical death metal band The Faceless unveils 'The Spiraling Void', a new track from their upcoming album entitled In Becoming A Ghost. The album marks the return of former vocalist Derek "Demon Carcass" Rydquist, as well as bassist Brandon Giffin.

Underling stream Bloodworship 6 replies

East Bay atmospheric blackgaze outfit Underling are streaming their debut album Bloodworship on THE AGE OF METAL's website, featuring an in-depth interview with vocalist Antonio Palermo and bassist Robert Morey. The interview primarily discusses the common lyrical themes on the album. Underling includes members from a collection of extreme metal acts, including Fallujah and Arkaik. Bloodworship is the follow-up to the band's 2013 debut EP Breathe Deeply.


Goatlord guitarist involved in murder suicide 93 replies

In a tragic turn of events, black/death/doom metal band Goatlord's guitarist, Joe Frankulin, has killed a mother and her child, before turning the gun on himself. In the guitarist's suburb, it is reported that he went to his neighbour's house, killed mother Jennifer Bagley Donoso in front of her three children, took her oldest son Lex back to his house, barricaded himself in, killed the child, and then himself.

Neighbours report that Frankulin had been acting suspicious and that they were beginning to fear something was wrong. Neighbours said Frankulin used to build skateboard ramps for the children of the neighbourhood. It is still unknown what led to this breakdown, or what Frankulin's motives were.

More info can be found here:

Raventale stream 8th LP 2 replies

Ukrainian black metal band Raventale have begun streaming their eighth album, entitled Dark Substance of Dharma, through Bandcamp.

The album was released through BadMoodMan Music and can be ordered through Solitude Productions.


Solitude Productions:

Monday, October 5th

Dog Fashion Disco release new video 9 replies

'Covered in Blood' comes from Dog Fashion Disco's recently released LP, Ad Nauseam.

The album was funded as part of a stretch goal from last year's Indigogo campaign to raise money to record the band's reunion album, Sweet Nothings.

It should be noted that the video is strictly for mature audiences and some might find the images disturbing.

Bloc Party debut new material 39 replies

After the departure of the drummer Matt Tong and the bassist Gordon Moakes, the British quartet still continues to realease music with their new band members.

The brand new single, 'The Love Within', sounds like a throwback to their Intimacy era.

Here it is:

Moving Mountains/Prawn split 12 replies

Post rock outfit Moving Mountains have broken their hiatus to announce that they are releasing a split with New Jersey emo band, Prawn. This is their first activity since the release of their 2013 self-titled record.

The split, which is untitled, will feature two songs from each band. 'Deathless', the first of Moving Mountains' tracks, is currently streaming on Stereogum:

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