Icelandic black metallers Misþyrming will be dropping their third album, titled Með hamri, in a couple of weeks, on December 16th, via NoEvDia.
In the band’s own words:
Authentic and genuine, entirely devoid of gimmicks, Með hamri is a celebration of violence and excess. Arrogant, vitriolic, and with contemptuous disregard for your every sensibility, this album is our statement against all that is false and vain in today’s underground scene. With the timeless values of true metal woven into its very fabric – unironic and unapologetic – this is the Devil’s music made manifest. There is plenty of room for nuance and subtlety in Black Metal, but the hammer leaves no room for interpretation.
1. Með hamri
2. Með harmi
3. Engin miskunn
4. Engin vorkunn
Werewolf Records has announced that Satanic Warmaster's upcoming sixth studio album, Aamongandr, will be out later this year, on December 30th. The fourth track, 'The Eye of Satan', can be streamed below.
2. Duke's Ride
3. Beserk Death
4. The Eye of Satan
5. Darkness... Triumphator
6. Barbas X Aamon
Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac's longtime co-lead vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter, died November 30th following a short illness.
In a Twitter post, the band remarked, "There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed."
Joining the group in 1970, McVie wrote several iconic Rumours songs, including "Don't Stop", "Songbird", and "You Make Loving Fun". Other songwriting credits include co-writing "Little Lies" (with then-husband Eddy Quintela) and writing ...more
Silver Lining Music unveiled an unreleased Motörhead song, titled 'Bullet In Your Brain', included on Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC, a bonus-packed refresh (with two previously unreleased tracks) of the band's final studio album Bad Magic. A new video for 'Bullet In Your Brain', featuring exclusive, never before seen footage of Motörhead in the studio for the Bad Magic sessions, can be seen below.
Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC will be dropping on February 24th 2023.
1. Victory Or Die
2. Thunder & Lightning
3. Fire Storm Hotel
4. Shoot Out All Of Your Lights
5. The Devil
7. Evil Eye
8. Teach Them How To Bleed
9. Till The End
10. Tell Me Who To Kill
11. Choking On Your Screams
12. When The Sky Comes Looking For You
13. Sympa ...more
Metalcore Brit crew Bury Tomorrow have released a music video for the new track 'Boltcutter', taken from their upcoming seventh studio album The Seventh Sun, out March 31st 2023 via Music For Nations/Sony Music. You can watch it below.
1. The Seventh Sun
2. Abandon Us
3. Begin Again
4. Forced Divide
11. The Carcass King
The first single, 'Abandon Us', can also be streamed down under.
Aussie metalcore squad The Amity Affliction have dropped a first preview of the band’s forthcoming studio album whose release date is yet to be announced. The music video for the new track, 'Show Me Your God', can be seen below.
Progressive tech duo Entheos have shared a new single, 'In Purgatory', through Metal Blade Records. You can stream it below.
"'In Purgatory' is a direct extension of our last single 'Absolute Zero," says multi-instrumentalist Koperweis. "Musically, the lead guitar and melodies that appear on the outro of 'Absolute Zero' became the seeds for 'In Purgatory,' and from there, the song wrote itself. Lyrically, it represents introspection and coming to terms with the person that you are at your very core."
A music video, shot and edited by David Brodsky and Allison Woest, will be premiering today at 6pm [GMT].
Symphonic Dutch metallers Delain will be releasing their seventh studio album, titled Dark Waters, on February 10th 2023 via Napalm Records. The record was mixed by Jacob Hansen and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers.
The music video for the new single 'Beneath', featuring guest singer Paolo Ribaldini, can be seen below.
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Keyboardist, founder, and main songwriter Martijn Westerholt comments: " 'Beneath' is a perfect ambassador of the album and Delain as a whole because it encapsulates almost all of the recognizable Delain elements you will find on the album. "
1. Hideaway Paradise
2. The Quest and the Curse
4. Mirror of Night
5. Tainted Hearts
6. The Cold
7. Moth to a Flame
8. Queen of Shadow
9. Invic ...more
Polish progressive rockers Riverside have shared yet another track, 'Self-Aware' (single edit), off their upcoming studio album ID.Entity, out January 20th 2023, via InsideOut Music/Sony. The music video can be seen below.
Directed by Marcin Zawadziński and Mariusz Duda
ID.Entity was recorded at The Boogie Town Studio by Paweł Marciniak and Serakos Studio by Magda and Robert Srzedniccy. Mixed by Paweł Marciniak and Riverside at The Boogie Town Studio. Mastered by Robert Szydło.
1. Friend or Foe? (07:29)
2. Landmine Blast (04:50)
3. Big Tech Brother (07:24)
4. Post-Truth (05:37)
5. The Place Where I Belong (13:16)
6. I'm Done With You (05:52)
7. Self-Aware (8:43)
Metallica will be dropping their new studio album, 72 Seasons, on April 14th 2023, via the band's label Blackened Recordings. The music video for the first single, 'Lux Æterna', can be seen below.
Directed by Tim Saccenti
Hetfield comments: "72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told 'who we are' by our parents. Possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is a reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry."
72 Seasons was produced by Greg Fidelman alongside ...more
Japanese pop-metal act Babymetal have designed a rather peculiar sectioned-off area for their two shows at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition on January 28th and 29th, 2023. If you have kids and "don't have confidence in your physical strength", don't be afraid, you can watch your favorite divas perform in the silent mosh'sh pit.
Attendance at this pit are encouraged not to yell, clap, talk loudly, or engage in any other behavior “that may be an inconvenience to other customers". In addition, there's an official dress code:
"On the day of BABYMETAL RETURNS - THE OTHER ONE - performance, you will be provided a Savior Mask during admission. This Savior Mask is the official dress code for the show and you will be required to wear it on top of your own mask upon entering the venue and throughout the entire show. Wearing th ...more
U.S. metalcore squad Currents have dropped the low tuned new single 'Vengeance'. You can stream it below.
Visualizer by Chris Klumpp
Vocalist Brian Wille comments: " 'Vengeance' is the manifestation of pent-up aggression over the last few years since the release of our album The Way it Ends. It's becoming disillusioned, taking yourself to places you never thought you’d be, and the rage and despair that comes along with that. It also talks about the desire to let those feelings go and to move forward, but not without digging deeper into that negativity first and exploring the satisfaction that comes with the right revenge…"
The track was produced by Chris Wiseman & Ryan Leitru. Mixed and mastered by Jeff Dunne.
The Japanese shoegaze band Qubinoix have announced a new single "Soleil wa Furimukanai" to be released on New Year's Day 2023, at which point it may be aspirationally declared Song of the Year or, if you will, Song of the Day.
Qubinoix is a project of veteran shoegazer Ichimaki, who performs vocal and guitar duties for the group. Their first EP Cubic Room released in October last year. It slapped!
Ichimaki was also the key member of the '90s post-hardcore/gaze act BP., who slap. She was also a guitarist for the iconic crossover shoegaze band Coaltar of the Deepers in the early '00s. She is good.
Paradise Lost’s Greg Mackintosh and Nick Holmes shared yet another track, 'Hiding From Tomorrow', from their newborn side project Host. The music video can be seen below.
Directed by Ash Pears
Host's debut album, IX, will be dropping on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records.
1. Wretched Soul
2. Tomorrow's Sky
3. Divine Emotion
4. Hiding From Tomorrow
5. A Troubled Mind
6. My Only Escape
7. Years of Suspicion
10. I Ran
11. Hiding From Tomorrow (Lustmord Remix)
12. Tomorrow's Sky (Gost Remix)
A few hours into Thanksgiving Day (or a handful more if you live in Serbia), the prog metal mastermind behind Destiny Potato (or Sordid Pink, if you like) and extensive collaborator David Maxim Micic has released his latest solo offering, Bilo IV.
The latest installment in the series, said to be inspired by his transition into fatherhood, is also the first to carry an LP designation - the second in David's catalog following 2017's Who Bit the Moon. Bilo IV is Micic's first release in five years and marks 9 years since the last thematic Bilo installment.
The album can be streamed in its entirety on YouTube (below) and other platforms:
Links to purchase the album and support David are available at the following link:
According to multiple sources, Taylor Swift's fans (mostly lawyers) are not letting the recent controversy with Ticketmaster go and are organizing a joint campaign against the company. The angry Swifties joined a group chat called 'Vigilante Legal' created by lawyer Blake Barnett, who tweeted on November 16th:
"Calling all swiftie lawyers: lmk [let me know] if you wanna be added to a GC to brainstorm if there’s anything we can do to take action against @ticketmaster."
The 'Vigilante Legal' group is now a full-fledged limited liability company (LLC). Blake Barnett comments: "Something needs to be done. They’re violating antitrust laws. The monopoly merger [in 2010] should have never been allowed to happen between Live Nation and Ticketmaster."
This urban drama comes after the ticket sales fiasco of the artist ...more
European symphonic metallers Ad Infinitum have shared the second single, 'Somewhere Better', from their upcoming third album Chapter III - Downfall, out March 31st 2023 via Napalm Records. The music video, directed by Vincent De Fallois, can be seen below.
Band comments: "After playing 'Somewhere Better' on tour and sharing fantastic and emotional moments with thousands of people all around Europe and the UK, we are thrilled to release this song, together with a video full of memories of our tour with Amaranthe, Beyond the Black and Butcher Babies. Warm greetings to all the people who will spot themselves in this video!"
1. Eternal Rains
2. Upside Down 03:15
4. From The Ashes
5. Somewhere Better
6. The Underworld
8. Under The Burning Skies
9. A ...more
Christian Metalcore Ravagers, Wolves at the Gate, have officially released a new Christmas EP titled "Lowborn". The EP contains a mixture of new songs by the band and covers of Christmas Carol classics, totaling 5 tracks in all.
Thrash veterans Sadus announced they've joined Nuclear Blast's roster and dropped a new single titled 'It's The Sickness'. You can stream it below.
Commenting on the signing, Nuclear Blast's A&R veteran Monte Conner states: "I am thrilled to be reunited with Darren Travis and the mighty Sadus. Signing a band I have worked with in the past is never a given. Quite the opposite, in fact. I need to be blown away, and let me tell you, this new Sadus material is some of the best work I have ever heard from the band. It is the Sadus you know and love, with the same elements that made them unique in the past, but now with even stronger, more focused songs, and with crushingly heavy modern production!"
Norwegian prog black metallers Enslaved have released a new single, titled 'Congelia', off their upcoming 16th album Heimdal, due out March 3rd 2023, via Nuclear Blast Records. The music video, directed by Marius Marthinussen Søreide, can be seen below.
1. Behind The Mirror
3. Forest Dweller
5. The Eternal Sea
6. Caravans To The Outer Worlds
7. Gangandi *
Metalcore crew Sleepsculptor have dropped the lead single, 'Venerate', off their upcoming 15-track full-length Divine Recalibration, due out April 28th, 2023 through Silent Pendulum Records. The music video can be seen below.
Divine Recalibration was recorded in the spring of 2022 by Matt Guglielmo (Cryptodira, Spite, Seeyouspacecowboy).
1. Shattered Nerve
4. Second Sight
5. An Equivalent Exchange
6. Lavage de Cerveau
8. Beyond The Veil
9. Rite of Agony (feat. Chad Kapper)
10. Every Word Erased
12. Plaster Saint (feat. Cameron McBride)
13. Les Jumeaux
14. Symbiote Reborn
15. A Divine Recalibration