Thursday, August 13th
Canadian pop punk outfit Seaway have announced their new album Big Vibe and released its title track alongside a music video. The album will be released on October 16 and is the first new material since last year's compilation Fresh Produce and 2017's Vacation. In typical Seaway fashion, the band had very little to say about the announcement besides 'Big Vibe' and 'enormous vibrations' on Twitter.
Check the music video here:
Me Saco Un Ojo Records and Dark Descent Records have announced the October 2nd release of Gorephilia's third album, In the Eye of Nothing, on vinyl and CD format. The new full-length was mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio.
Tami Luukkonen - Bass
Jukka Aho - Guitars/Vocals
Kauko Kuusisalo - Drums
Pauli Gurko - Guitars
In the Eye of Nothing tracklist:
1. Walls of Weeping Eyes
2. Perpetual Procession
3. Ouroboran Labyrinth
4. Devotion Upon the Worm
6. Simplicity of Decay
7. Not for the Weak
8. Death Dream
9. Ark of the Undecipherable
Florida thrash/death metal outfit Intoxicated is streaming a new song at its official Bandcamp location.
Titled "Walled", the track sets the tone for the band's namesake EP (and first piece of work since the 1997 debut LP Metal Neck), due out on August 28 through Seeing Red Records.
You can check the new track right below:
American alternative metal/punk act (hed) p.e. have premiered a brand new song entitled "First Blood", accompained with a lyric video. This is the first single from their upcoming album "Class of 2020", which according to the band is a return to roots effort, and is scheduled for an August 21 release via Pavement/Suburban Noize records.
Wednesday, August 12th
Veteran US metallers Armored Saint released the video for 'End of the Attention Span', the first single from their upcoming eighth album Punching the Sky, out October 23rd via Metal Blade Records.
Stream 'End of the Attention Span' official video below.
Bassist Joey Vera comments: "We've teamed up with video director Robert Graves for our first single, 'End of the Attention Span'. Robert got the lyrical content right away and together we delved into society's ongoing fascination with electronic devices and the insidious disconnect it creates. The irony is that most of us feel connected together through our phone and computer screens, but the reality is that we have created a wedge between ourselves. Our human interactions have been infected with an intense need for information. We're always 'looking' for more. The end result is a very damage ...more
After fifteen years of slumber, Swedish black metal veterans Mörk Gryning are now releasing the first track of their upcoming album Hinsides Vrede, out October 23rd via Season of Mist.
Stream 'Fältherren' below.
Video by Guilherme Henriques.
Goth Gorgon (Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals) comments: " 'Fältherren' is for me the essence of what Mörk Gryning is. Dark and brutal yet melodic and dynamic. Lyrically it's based on "The Field Marshal", a song included in Modest Mussorgsky's song cycle "Songs and dances of death". A part of the (translated from Russian) original lyric should suffice to explain its meaning:
Then, illuminated by moonlight, on her battle horse, shining with the whiteness of her bones, appeared Death; and in the silence, taking in moans and prayers, full of proud satisfaction, like ...more
Swedish melodic metallers The Unguided are streaming the video for 'Crown Prince Syndrome', the first single taken from their upcoming new album Father Shadow, out October 9th via Napalm Records.
Stream 'Crown Prince Syndrome' official video below.
Father Shadow tracklist:
1. Childhood's End
2. Never Yield
3. War of Oceans
5. Where Love Comes to Die
6. Crown Prince Syndrome
7. Fate's Hand
8. Stand Alone Complex
9. Lance of Longinus
Pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/FatherShadow
This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Down's 1995-released, now classic debut, Nola. Plans for select shows featuring vocalist Philip Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower, and bassist Pat Bruders performing the record in its entirety were sidelined due to the global pandemic. In its wake, the band announced an exclusive livestream later this month.
Dubbed The Quarter Century Throwdown, the high production, multi-camera event will take place August 29th at 6:00pm EST using cutting-edge streaming technology to create a one-of-a-kind virtual concert experience. The show will be rebroadcast August 30th at 6:00pm EST until September 1st at 6:00pm EST.
Livestream tickets and packages are available at: http://livefrom.events/down/
Band comments: "Down was a simple band started by friends with a love of heavy music and the songs on the NOLA album were magic from the first rehearsal. We're extremely ...more
Australian metalcore group Alpha Wolf have released their third lead single from the upcoming album A Quiet Place to Die, expected to release September 25. "Bleed 4 You" ventures away from the band's strictly heavy sound into a more melodic side of their style.
You can check out the new song here:
Monday, August 10th
North Carolina export Ashnikko has debuted the music video for her newest single, Daisy. It is unclear whether this is a standalone or part of a forthcoming album by the American rapper, whose last release was 2019's Hi, It's Me EP. The artist is coming off a career year that saw her as the supporting act for Danny Brown's North American tour last fall.
Colorado's black metallers Wayfarer announced their new album A Romance With Violence to be released October 16th on CD/LP/Digital, via Profound Lore Records. The album was recorded by Pete DeBoer (Blood Incantation, Dreadnought) and mixed by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts). Mastered by V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress).
Listen to the brand new track 'The Iron Horse (Gallows Frontier, Act II)' below.
1. The Curtain Pulls Back
2. The Crimson Rider (Gallows Frontier, Act I)
3. The Iron Horse (Gallows Frontier, Act II)
4. Fire & Gold
5. Masquerade Of The Gunslingers
Australian death metallers Depravity are streaming the title track from their upcoming album Grand Malevolence on Transcending Obscurity Records.
Stream 'Grand Malevolence' lyric video below.
Californian death metallers Skeletal Remains are streaming the video for 'Congregation of Flesh' the second new track taken from their upcoming album The Entombent Of Chaos, out September 11th via Century Media Records.
The album will be released as Gatefold LP plus CD, Limited Edition Digipak CD with patch, jewelcase CD and digital album.
Stream 'Congregation of Flesh' official video below.
Video by Dillon Vaughn
1. Cosmic Chasm (Intro)
2. Illusive Divinity
3. Congregation Of Flesh
4. Synthetic Impulse
5. Tombs Of Chaos
6. Enshrined In Agony (Instrumental)
8. Torturous Ways To Obliteration
9. Eternal Hatred
10. Unfurling The Casket
11. Stench Of Paradise Burning (DISINCARNATE cover)
Whitesnake's leader and ex-Deep Purple vocalist, David Coverdale, just announced on his Twitter account that producer Martin Birch passed away at the age of 71.
Martin Birch was an essential name in the conception and development of heavy metal throughout the '70s and '80s, being the producer for Deep Purple and Rainbow in the '70s and Iron Maiden and Dio's era Black Sabbath in the '80s.
He also produced, engineered and mixed for plenty of other important bands and artists like Fleetwood Mac, Wishbone Ash, Whitesnake, Blue Öyster Cult, Jeff Beck and Jon Lord among others.
Saturday, August 8th
John Petrucci, of Dream Theater fame, has released a music video for the title track off his upcoming solo instrumental album Terminal Velocity which is set for an August 28th release date.
This is John's second solo album after 2005's Suspended Animation and sees the same rhythm section return; with Dave LaRue laying down the bass, and a much awaited reunion with former bandmate Mike Portnoy for the first time in 10 years, who plays drums on the entire album.
The video can be seen here:
UK based melodic death metal band Countless Skies unveil their first single 'Summit' taken from their second album Glow, coming on November 6th via Willowtip Records on CD Digipak/LP/Digital format. The album was mixed and mastered by Juho Räihä of SoundSpiral Audio.
Stream band's new song below.
The bulk of the album was recorded in the home studio of guitarist James Pratt. James had this to say about the process:
"It took a lot of learning and some expensive purchases, but it did have its upside. Not under the normal time constraints of being in a studio, we could take more risks, and get better performances from everyone. We also spent a lot of time adding more layers, harmonies, and even some extra instruments."
Pre-order at: http://countlessskies.bandcamp.com/album/glow
Friday, August 7th
Longtime skatepunk band Slick Shoes has released their forthcoming reunion album's second single, entitled "Carry This":
The band's new album - their first in 17 years - Rotation and Frequency, releases on September 25th.
Just one year after the release of their sixth album Renegades, epic metallers Equilibrium launch the brand new single 'One Folk' - "an ode to humanity that celebrates all our solidarity and ties the knot between individuals under the flag of shared values even stronger."
Stream 'One Folk' official video below.
René Berthiaume states:
"2020 is the first year since 2003 that we are not able to play any festival shows for obvious reasons. But just as everybody else we had to deal with that situation and we decided to spend a lot of time in the studio, writing new songs. We are very happy to share our newest creation 'One Folk' with the world, our hymn to humanity. This song includes many of our favourite Equilibrium trademarks and I think it also shows what to expect from us in the future. We just can't wait to play it also l ...more
French cyberpunk artist Dan Terminus has released a music video for "Ruins" - track number 6 off his highly-awaited upcoming album Last Call For All Passengers.
The track was premiered via Bloody Disgusting.
Last Call For All Passengers releases on September 25th, 2020 via Blood Music.
Thrash metallers Heathen are now streaming the title track from their upcoming album Empire of the Blind, out September 18th via Nuclear Blast.
Stream 'Empire Of The Blind' lyric video below.
Order Empire of the Blind at: http://nuclearblast.com/heathen-eotb
1. The Rotting Sphere
2. The Blight
3. Empire Of The Blind
4. Dead And Gone
5. Sun In My Hand
6. Blood To Be Let
7. In Black
8. Shrine Of Apathy
10. A Fine Red Mist
11. The Gods Divide
12. Monument To Ruin
MN-based bands Household and Author have announced a split 7" featuring singles released earlier this year ('Spun' and 'Blur', respectively) along with some corresponding merch.
Epic Chinese black metal band Holyarrow Have dropped their new EP Oath Of Allegiance: Part II. It can be found below on their Bandcamp page.
Vern Rumsey, best known for being a founding member of the post-hardcore group Unwound has passed away on August 6th at the age of 47. The cause of death is yet to be detailed.
A figure in the 90s punk scene, Rumsey worked with many groups over the years, including bands like Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Karp, and Yind. He was also a member of a few other bands over the years, most recently the indie rock/post-hardcore band Household Gods. Ken Shipley, owner of the Numero Group label and who was responsible for the recent reissues of Unwound's discography, posted a thread of tweets in mourning. Towards the end, he states:
"Losing Vern Rumsey is a reminder that an era has ended. That everyone gets old and and no longer fits into their shredded and ring-stretched punk band tees. Should you ever require a time machine back, I can think of no better transport than his chugging bass lines."
Blackened folk metallers Finntroll are streaming the video for 'Forsen', the second single from their upcoming album Vredesvävd, out September 18th via Century Media Records. The album was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios, mastered at Chartmakers and produced by keyboardist-composer Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali with vocalist Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns.
Stream 'Forsen' official video below.
Screenwriter & Director: Jan Andersson & Jessica Koivistoinen
2. Att Döda Med En Sten
4. Gränars Väg
6. Vid Häxans Härd
8. Stjärnornas Mjöd
You can also stream first single 'Ormfolk' below.
Twelve years after their last release Killing Music, British death metal veterans Benediction are back with a new line-up and the brand new track 'Rabid Carnality' taken from their upcoming eighth album Scriptures, out October 16th on Nuclear Blast Records.
Stream 'Rabid Carnality' official video below.
1. Iterations Of I
2. Scriptures In Scarlet
3. The Crooked Man
5. Progenitors Of A New Paradigm
6. Rabid Carnality
7. In Our Hands, The Scars
8. Tear Off These Wings
9. Embrace The Kill
11. The Blight At The End
12. We Are Legion
Order at: http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2020/Benediction/scriptures.html
Californian metallers Vicious Rumors are streaming the video for 'Pulse Of The Dead', the second single from their forthcoming album Celebration Decay, out August 21st via Steamhammer.
Stream 'Pulse Of The Dead' official video below.
Produced by Karl Whinnery
Celebration Decay tracklist:
1. Celebration Decay
2. Pulse of the Dead
3. Arrival of Desolation
4. Any Last Words
5. Asylum of Blood
6. Darkness Divine
7. Long Way Home
8. Cold Blooded
9. Death Eternal
10. Collision Course Disaster
11. Masquerade of Good Intentions
You can also stream first single 'Death Eternal' below.
Created by Ingo Spörl
Kiwi death/black metal outfit Vassafor is streaming its new album at its official Bandcamp location.
Titled To The Death, the third Vassafor outing is an official Iron Bonehead Productions release, effective today (August 7).
You can stream the album right below:
Thursday, August 6th
Brazilian death metal band Rebaelliun are streaming a new single called 'Vile'. This song will be part of a heretofore unnamed forthcoming record, per Agonia Records:
"The song "Vile" is a preview of Rebaelliun's as-yet-unannounced album, scheduled for release in autumn 2020. The band had this to say about the track: "Vile talks about a very recurrent subject - the human selfishness and the false ideas people have about money and being better than others. The lyrics say a lot about what we see here in Brazil; more and more people with no sense of reality, who justify their twisted morality, but in truth are nothing more than hypocrites."
You can listen to the new track here:
The band's social can be found here:
Instagram: https ...more
Progressive blackened metal outfit Infera Bruo have released a new single called "Mining Shadows For Unlight", which will be part of their fourth studio release, Rites of the Nameless, slated for an October 16th release.
Prosthetic Records issued the following statement with the release of the new single, regarding the band's forthcoming record:
"INFERA BRUO returns with Rites of the Nameless; a six part subterranean odyssey through modern blackened metal that bristles with defiance and aggression, with subtle nods to classic metal and progressive rock."
You can listen to the track here:
Pre-order here: https://inferabruo.bandcamp.com/album/rites-of-the-nameless
Ukranian progressive/post metal outfit Nug release new single 'Shores / Береги'. The track will be part of their forthcoming debut record 'Alter Ego' which will be released by Willowtip Records on August 14th.
You can listen to their new single right here:
You can pre-order the record right here: http://bit.ly/alter-bandcamp & http://bit.ly/alter-willowtip