After a four year wait, Symphony X have set Underworld as the title of their 8th studio release.
From Michael Romeo:
"Like the last couple of records, there’s a theme that carries through, without it being storytelling. We try to find something to key in on and get the juices flowing, and here the goal was to find something a little dark but with emotional content. I started looking at Dante, and Orpheus in the underworld, where he’s going to go to Hades or hell to save this girl. So there’s the theme of going to hell and back for something or someone you care about".
The track list is as follows:
4. Without You
5. Kiss Of Fire
7. Hell And Back
8. In My Darkest Hour
9. Run With The Devil
Earlier today Cattle Decapitation revealed details regarding their 7th full length release and follow-up to their 2012 album Monolith of Inhumanity, including album name, artwork, track-listing and guest performers.
The album, entitled The Anthropocene Extinction, will be released on the 7th of August.
The band have also released a track from the album, entitled 'Manufactured Extinct', which you can check out here:
Details can be found on the band's Facebook page:
German dark metallers Bethlehem have officially broken up. A statement on their Facebook page from Bartsch sites multiple reasons, including; 'wannabes' and returning tendinitis.
The full statement is here:
Game over !
Hey guys. Bethlehem has split-up and does a break. If there will be a comeback or won't isn't certain yet. Obviously isn't. Bethlehem has to stay pure anarchy - against all odds - and certainly isn't a playground for wannabes. The fuck off. All shows for 2015 got canceled, NYC (Stardust) & Austria (Sick Midsummer) already have found a surrogate. Informations can be requested from the organisers. NYC would be done at another time if this band should dare a comeback. If so, this first would result in a new longplayer anyways. Fingers (double) crossed !
Other than that I got a tendinitis again. This time it's the right wrist/underarm which fully gets swallen after practising two songs and which makes it impo ...more
Citizen has premiered a new single from their upcoming record "Everybody Is Going to Heaven" titled 'Stain'. Check it out and also check out their other single, 'Cement', which was released on May 5th.
Russian progressive/stoner-rockers The Grand Astoria are streaming their 6th LP, The Mighty Few, at their official Bandcamp page. The album comes less than a year after their previous LP, La Belle Epoque
The new album features two songs, both over 20 minutes in length:
1. Curse of the Ninth
2. The Siege
You can stream the new album here:
The experimental project Nightmare Puppy (formerly known as Ornstein's Puppy) has announced that it will be providing the score for Susanne's Dream, an upcoming short film, and releasing the score as an EP, entitled No Wilderness, in advance of the film.
Nightmare Puppy, whose past works are notable for their unorthodox fusion of styles, has released a preliminary tracklist for No Wilderness, which reads as follows:
2. Hurtle T and Krystal
4. The Trees
5. Another Dream
Susanne's Dream is in its early stages of production and is estimated to span almost half an hour. Both the film and the score will be made available for free online and no release dates are confirmed for either (although the score is hinted to have a possibility of a release in the very near future).
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has recently been given the all-clear from a cancerous tumour found at the back of his tongue. Dickinson underwent seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Swedish Post DSBM trio feat. Kim Carlsson of Lifelover and Kall fame, are streaming their brand new album, "Svartkonst", ahead of release date, which is set for May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America via Agonia Records.
"Svartkonst" is an instrumental fusion of black metal, post-rock and shoegaze and can be streamed below:
Former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier has launched his new project, the band Saint Asonia, which also features Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, former Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe, and bassist Corey Lowery of various projects including Dark New Day. The band's debut album is currently being produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth, Staind, Sevendust) and is expected to drop this summer.
Stream the band's debut single "Better Place" below:
Lamb of God have released a new song. entitled 'Still Echoes', via their website: www.lambofgodvii.com.
The song followed a countdown from the website that had been up for a few weeks which was speculated to be a new album announcement. We now know that the new album will be entitled, VII: Strum Und Drang, and will be released worldwide this July.
Strum Und Drang translates to "Storm and Stress" and would seem to draw influence from Randy Blythe's time in the Czech Republic where he was detained for possible manslaughter in the death of a fan at a concert. This event figures to heavily influence the songwriting on the album and can be seen in the single release today.
Blues legend B.B. King died peacefully at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89 on Thursday during his sleep. The most well known of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" had been in hospice care at his Las Vegas home since he collapsed during a concert in October.
Former Woe, Is Me vocalist Hance Alligood has stepped down from his latest project, Favorite Weapon, after less than a year, citing a lack of interest in touring as his primary motivation. His full statement can be read on the band's Facebook page:
There's been a bit of inactivity regarding Favorite Weapon lately. Before too much speculation begins and rumors start flying, I just want to clear the air. I have decided to step down as singer of Favorite Weapon and will no longer be a part of the creative process.
After things ended with my previous band, I figured taking some time off before starting something new would be a good way to rekindle my excitement to be out on the road again. It wasn't too long into touring with Favorite Weapon that I realized that I just didn't enjoy being out on the road as much as the rest of the band. After discussing it with our manager and booki ...more
Recently re-united nu-metal group Coal Chamber have released an official video for new song 'I.O.U'. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, Rivals, which is to be released via Napalm Records later this month.
Metalcore / Electronic outfit "My Tears, Your Weapon" has released a preview of the song "Follow Me Down" off of the upcoming EP "On the Edge of Reason", which is slated for release on June 27th, 2015.
British extreme Gothic metal group Cradle of Filth have released an official video for the song 'Right Wing of the Garden Triptych'. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, Hammer of the Witches, which will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on July 10th.
North Carolina's own, grandiose prog metal act Between The Buried And Me, have just released the first video from their upcoming release 'Coma Ecliptic', a concept album about an unknown man that falls into a coma and wanders into his past lives.
The video is for the song 'The Coma Machine', and it can be viewed through Metal Blade's Youtube channel here:
British tech-metal act No Consequence have released a video for their track "Speechless", which is set to appear on their 3rd full length "Vimana", due to be released June 8th through Basick Records
The band is also set to hit the road throughout the UK in May with prog-metallers Monuments plus recent Basick Records signings, Murdock - check them out on one of the following dates:
May 20 Green Door Store - Brighton
May 21 Clwb Ifor Bach - Cardiff
May 22 Corporation - Sheffield
May 23 Satans Hallow - Manchester
May 24 Mash House - Edinburgh
May 25 Stereo - Glasgow
May 27 Borderline - London
Brandon Flowers, the frontman and lead vocalist of The Killers, is streaming his second solo record The Desired Effect in full via iTunes Radio. The album retains Flowers' penchant for flashy production and soaring melodies, only this time with a uniquely retro 80s twist. To hear The Desired Effect, head on over to iTunes:
For a brief snippet of what to expect, try Flowers' lead single "Can't Deny My Love" if you haven't already. The music video can be streamed right here.