Friday, May 29th
UK thrashers Onslaught are streaming 'Religiousuicide', the first single taken form their upcoming new release Generation Antichrist, out August 7th via AFM Records. The album was mixed by Grammy Award winning producer Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, In Flames, Meshuggah) at Dugout Studios, Sweden.
Generation Antichrist will be the ﬁrst album to feature new vocalist Dave Garnett, who has recently replaced long term frontman Sy Keeler.
Stream 'Religiousuicide' official lyric video below.
Guitarist Nige Rockett on the new album: "Wow, we're stoked to ﬁnally get this new album ready to go, It's been a huge challenge to get everything ﬁnalised in light of recent events around the the world. We've had to bend a few rules and do things in very unconventional ways to make it work, but we got it done.
I gotta say thi ...more
Returning after releasing a one-off track last year, "The Beast of Nod", Russian brutal death metal/slam veterans Katalepsy have released the first track from their upcoming album Terra Mortuus Est, titled "Those Who Rot the Souls".
The song sees a return to the style of Autopsychosis, rather than continuing with the tech-death direction of their last album, Gravenous Hour. Terra Mortuus Est is set for release July 31st by Unique Leader Records.
Thursday, May 28th
British pop singer Jessie Ware released a new music video for her latest single named "Save A Kiss". The song will be part of a new full-length album entitled "What's Your Pleasure?" and is going to be published on June 19th. "What's Your Pleasure?" is her first album to be released by Virgin EMI Records.
2 What's Your Pleasure?
3 Ooh La La
4 Soul Control
5 Save A Kiss
6 Adore You
7 In Your Eyes
8 Step Into My Life
9 Read My Lips
10 Mirage (Don't Stop)
11 The Kill
12 Remember Where You Are
Watch "Save A Kiss":
Progressive brutal death metal outfit Defeated Sanity are streaming the music video for 'Imposed Corporeal Inhabitation', the second single taken from their upcoming new album The Sanguinary Impetus, out July 24th via Willowtip Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston.
Stream 'Imposed Corporeal Inhabitation' below.
Directed by Obscenery Films | Additional filming by M. heller & M.Martin
Willowtip Records states: " The Sanguinary Impetus is perhaps the ultimate expression of DEFEATED SANITY's signature blend of the brutal with the technical, performed in a manner largely unparalleled in the world of extreme metal. At once comfortably recognizable and awe-inspiring, the forthcoming album is sure to be a lock for many year-end lists. Sickening riff crunch, hammering beats, and technical wizardry combine to create a ...more
Oakland's death metallers Necrot are streaming 'Stench Of Decay', the first single taken from their upcoming sophomore release Mortal, out August 28th via Tankcrimes. The album was recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. Art by Marald Van Haasteren.
Stream 'Stench Of Decay' below.
Digital pre-orders and an exclusive limited vinyl variant only available from Necrot will premiere on the band's Bandcamp on June 5th.
1. Your Hell - 05:00
2. Dying Life - 04:35
3. Stench of Decay - 03:40
4. Asleep Forever - 05:29
5. Sinister Will - 06:16
6. Malevolent Intentions - 04:37
7. Mortal - 08:32
Virginia heavy rockers Valkyrie are streaming 'Feeling so Low', the first single taken from their upcoming new album Fear, out July 24th via Relapse Records. The album was recorded at Earth Analog in Illinois.
Stream 'Feeling so Low' below.
Relapse Records on the album: "Valkyrie return with their anthemic, riff-driven new album, Fear! Their first new album in 5 years, Fear finds Valkyrie sounding more progressive and diverse than ever before. Tracks such as 'Feeling So Low', 'The Choice', and 'Evil Eye' showcase Valkyrie expanding their sound, infusing their take on classic hard rock with a penchant for remarkable melodies and creative hooks.
Fear showcases the tone-rich, organic songwriting process Valkyrie honed in on over the course of their career. A warm analog sound permeates throughout each of the album's 8 tracks, as ...more
Progressive metal outfit Good Tiger have released a new track ‘Kimbal', along with announcing the release of their forthcoming third album ‘Raised In A Doomsday Cult’. The album will be available worldwide on August 7th, 2020. Check out the first single below:
British extreme metallers Ingested revealed details about their fifth album Where Only Gods May Tread that is scheduled to be released on August 14th, via Unique Leader Records. Dominic Grimard (Ion Dissonance, The Last Felony) handled bass duties on the album and there are special guest appearances from Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down), Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain) and Matt Honeycutt (Kublai Khan). The album was mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, The Agonist), engineering was handled by both Nico Beninato and Sam Yates at Foel Studios in Wales. The artwork was created by Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Hypocrisy, Entombed, Rivers Of Nihil, Gorguts, Decrepit Birth).
Stream second single 'Dead Seraphic Forms' below.
1. Follow The Deceiver
2. No Half Measure ...more
Wednesday, May 27th
Oakland's black/death metal outfit Ulthar are currently streaming 'Furnace Hibernation', the third single taken from their upcoming new album Providence, out June 12th via 20 Buck Spin. The album was recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone. Artwork by Ian Miller.
Stream 'Furnace Hibernation' below.
20 Buck Spin states: "With the release of 'Cosmovore' in 2018, Ulthar presented a twisted warped dystopia where furiously paced inverted Death Metal and scathing angular blackness defined a new way forward. Now the band returns with the grotesquely intangible 'Providence', whereby Ulthar stretch the fabric of previously trod worlds into idiosyncratic new forms and elevated levels of primal intellect.
The unyielding Ulthar attack doubles down on 'Providence' with figures becoming ...more
Venezuelan black metallers Selbst are streaming 'The Depths of Selfishness', the first song taken from their upcoming new album Relatos de Angustia, out August 7th via Debemur Morti Productions.
Stream 'The Depths of Selfishness' below.
Debemur Morti Productions states: "we proudly present 'Relatos De Angustia' (Stories Of Anguish), the immense second full-length from SELBST which finds the band realising their potential in definitive style.
Conceived 2010 in Venezuela and now operating from Chile, SELBST embody the vision of multi-nstrumentalist/vocalist/composer/lyricist ‘N’ to bring about the “maximum realisation of the Being” through an alignment of strident power and wild, untrammelled fervour that reveals its true majesty upon repeat listening.
There is a uniquely self-possessed otherness t ...more
Tuesday, May 26th
The Spirit of the Beehive have launched a new website, online gallery, and record label called Found Footage LTD. The website also contains merchandise like tapes, shirts, and miscellaneous merchandise for the band.
In addition to all of that, they have released a new single and music video called "The Door Is Open" which can also be found on most streaming services. The online store can be found at https://www.foundfootageltd.com
New song and video can be found here
Greece's Hail Spirit Noir are streaming 'Crossroads', the second single taken from their upcoming new album Eden In Reverse, out June 19th, 2020 via Agonia Records. The album was recorded at Lunatech Studios and it was produced and mixed by Dimitris Douvras (Rotting Christ) and mastered by Alan Douches (Nile, Aborted, Whitechapel).
Stream 'Crossroads' official music video below.
Created by HK Visual Creations
Hail Spirit Noir on the new album: "This is the album we've spent the most time on. We started off doing some experiments without any idea where they could lead to. After the first 3-4 tracks, we realized we were onto something new for the band. We were no longer in the 60s-70s zone but more in the 70s-80s. The songs sounded retro-futuristic and surreal but they were also more prog, psychedelic and challenging than ever. In the l ...more
Dutch symphonic black metallers Carach Angren are streaming 'Operation Compass', the third single taken from their upcoming new album Franckensteina Strataemontanus, out June 26th via Season of Mist. The album was mixed/mastered by Robert Carranza (Marilyn Manson).
Stream 'Operation Compass' official lyric video below.
Video by Aimed & Framed
Season of Mist states: "The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus', CARACH ANGREN resurrect the gruesome story of troubled soul Conrad Dippel - the inspiration of Mary Shelley’s novel 'Frankenstein'. CARACH ANGREN have extended all the sonic colours on their established palette to dazzling effect. Their trademark whipping guitars weave harsh melodies and sinister soundscapes, which are beautifully contrasted by opulent k ...more
Portland's black metal duo Spirit Possession are streaming the title track from self-titled debut album Spirit Possession, out July 24th via Profound Lore Records. The album was recorded by A. And S. at the SP Dungeon and was mixed/re-amped/mastered by Colin Marston in the Thousand Caves. Art by Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos.
Stream 'Spirit Possession' below.
Spirit Possession is a new raw and erratic black heavy metal entity emerging from the old school origin depths. They are a duo comprised of vocalist/guitarist S. Peacock (Ulthar, Mastery, Pandiscordin Necrogenesis) and A. Spungin (Ormus, Tarus) on drums and handmade synthesizers. Spirit Possession's approach to their singular style of raw schizophrenic angular spiraling black metal explodes with razor thrashing guitars, blistering drum violence, commanding torturous vocals, and apocalyptic harsh ...more
Saturday, May 23rd
El Obo, solo project from vocalist Jesse Coppenbarger of the now defunct Colour Revolt, has released two new singles that are rumored to be included on an upcoming but not-yet-announced album.
The tracks are called "Sayonara" and "Bedroom Window". You can hear both below:
English New-Prog supergroup Frost* return after a 4 year wait and release Exhibit A (Visualizer) from upcoming EP. The EP "Others" is due to drop June. 5.
Friday, May 22nd
Amorphis is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Due to the current situation, the band's official anniversary tour has had to be postponed, but no worries - to cheer their fans up, Amorphis will play two live-stream shows on June 3rd and 4th 2020.
“Amorphis has received a lot of requests for live streaming, so we have now planned two different anniversary shows which will be streamed for the fans,” says the band’s guitarist and founding member Esa Holopainen. "No one knows how long this current situation will last, so these streams are probably the only Amorphis shows in the near future."
The band streams two separate shows through SemiLive.fi, the first of which is aimed for the band's fans in America, the second to home audiences in Finland, Europe, UK and Russia. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to watch the show again for 48 hours after the stream. In addition to the normal ticket, there will be a so-called support ticket that ...more
Swedish death thrashers Vampire unleashed the title track of their upcoming new album Rex, out June 19th via Century Media Records. The album was recorded at Studio Nacksving in 2019/2020 and was mastered by Jaime Gomez.
Stream 'Rex' official music video below.
Directed by Daniel Garptoft | DOP Alexander Berg | Edited by Daniel Garptoft & Alexander Berg | VFX by Fredrik Melén
Guitarist Black String on the new song: "In my opinion the song sums up the sound we've been digging further into the last five years or so." Vocalist Hand of Doom adds: "The video stresses the dark nature romanticism that has been part of Vampire ever since the first album. A major difference to the music videos Daniel Garptoft has made for Vampire previously is that there are no humans visible on screen. The closest you'll get are biblical etchi ...more
Norwegian progressive metal act Green Carnation will stream their Leaves of Yesteryear album release concert tomorrow, May 23! There are several ways to stream the performance, get access to exclusive content, and support the band. Tickets are not necessary, but can be purchased for additional and exclusive perks.
Those who buy a ticket (5 EUR) in advance will be granted access to the entire release party, a three-hour long live broadcast, which starts at 1:30 P.M. EDT. This will include exclusive interviews, the "Making of Leaves of Yesteryear" documentary, the world premiere of the new "Sentinels" music video, and more. The broadcast will be presented by Simen Daniel Lindstad Børven from the band Leprous.
Links to buy tickets are available below. The people with a ticket will have access to the entire broadcast (with their code) for one week after the show.
Even without a ticket, fans will still be able to tune into th ...more
Finland's Melodic Death Metal band, Insomnium will play an exclusive worldwide live stream show on Friday May 29th starting at 1PM EDT. The stream broadcast will start half an hour before showtime and will be availalbe for 7 days after the show. The band will perform their illustrious magnum opus, Winter's Gate (2016), which was lauded as one of the best albums of the past decade by the revered Inferno Magazine. Insomnium will also play a selection of songs from other past albums. Topping it off, after the show there will be a live chat with fans.
Insomnium has teamed up with the expert Keikalla.fi production team, who have worked with bands like Swallow the Sun, Lordi, Kotipelto & Liimatainen, Hevisaurus and many other mainstream Finnish artists.
Tickets are 8.90 Euros and $9.65. Purchase tickets for the live stream today, here:
Norwegian progressive black metallers Enslaved are currently streaming the video for 'Homebound', the first single taken from their forthcoming album Utgard, that will be released in fall 2020.
Stream 'Homebound' official music video below.
Video by Gaui H Pic | Co-producer - Marita Joensen | Actor - Marita Joensen
The band states: " 'Homebound' is about the greatest reward of exploring and travelling into unknown territory - to "go viking" if you will, turning Homebound at the end of the journey. It is a song that takes Enslaved on a musical journey that is as much an homage to those who dared so we could play our very own style of music: from nurturing blackened roots to nodding at zeppelins in the sky, beholding teutonic thrash titans and watching speeding motorpsychos take off into the futures."
Lady Gaga has released a new song, titled "Rain On Me" featuring fellow pop artist Ariana Grande, on her YouTube Channel. The track will be the fourth on her newest album, Chromatica, to be released on May 29th.
UPDATE: The music video for the song has been released.
Stream the song here:
Thursday, May 21st
American alternative metal band Earshot have premiered a brand new single entitled Uninvited (originally written by Alanis Morissette). This is their first new material since their last EP Aftermath, released independently back in 2015.
Also, the band announced that a new EP is in the works.
French-Canadian ambient/post/black metal outfit Ciel Nordique, is streaming its debut EP at its official Bandcamp location.
Frugally titled II, the EP is an independent release since May 18.
You can stream the EP right below:
Devildriver will release Dealing With Demons I, the first half of a double-album saga, on October 9th through Napalm Records.
To promote the album, the band released the song "Keep Away from Me":
Dealing With Demons I Tracklist:
1. Keep Away From Me
2. Vengeance Is Clear
3. Nest Of Vipers
6. You Give Me A Reason To Drink (feat. Simon Blade Fafara)
8. Dealing With Demons
9. The Damned Don't Cry
10. Scars Me Forever
You can read Dez Fafara's comments on the new album and the single here:
Pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen has surprise released the b-side cuts from her 2019 LP, Dedicated. The 12-track collection follows in the footsteps of 2015's Emotion, which also saw its b-sides released one year later.
Dedicated Side B is now streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, injecting a little bit of joy into everyone's quarantine life:
1. “This Love Isn’t Crazy”
3. “Felt This Way”
4. “Stay Away”
5. “This Is What They Say”
7. “Summer Love”
8. “Fake Mona Lisa”
9. “Let’s Sort the Whole Thing Out”
10. “Comeback” (featuring Bleachers)
12. “Now I Don’t Hate California After All”
Finnish doomers Convocation are streaming 'The Absence Of Grief', the first single taken from their upcoming sophomore album Ashes Coalesce, out July 3rd via Everlasting Spew Records. Convocation features members of Desolate Shrine and Dark Buddha Rising.
Stream 'The Absence Of Grief' official videoclip below.
Video Directed by Guilherme Henriques | Guest vocals by A. Mäkinen/Profetus
German heavy/black metal band Hexenbrett is streaming its debut album at the official Bandcamp location of Dying Victims Productions.
Titled Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind Zu Töten, the album will be officially released tomorrow (May 22).
You can stream the album in its entirety, right below:
Wednesday, May 20th
German noise/punk/sludge metal band Mantar have aired new material at their official Bandcamp location.
Titled "Ghost Highway", the first single - a cover to the namesake Mazzy Star song - sets the tone for the band's new album Grungetown Hooligans II, due out on June 26 as an independent release.
On par with the album title and apart from Mazzy Star, the German duo pays tribute to '90s grunge/alternative rock by covering stuff from The Jesus Lizard, Sonic Youth, L7, Babes In Toyland, Mudhoney and 7 Year Bitch.
You can stream the first single right below:
Northlane have released a new song, a b-side from their most recent album Alien, titled “Enemy of the Night”. Along with this track, they have announced a deluxe version of Alien, featuring “Enemy of the Night” plus the entire instrumental version of Alien. The deluxe album will drop July 31st.
You can hear the new song here: