Technical Death Metal leaders The Black Dahlia Murder have announced “Yule ‘Em All”: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza” livestream for Friday, December 18th – featuring live performances, special guests, and more! Presented by Night Shift Merch, fans can purchase tickets and merch bundles now at the link below, where the stream itself will take place. ***There will be a 48-hour video on demand restream period for ticket holders (you MUST buy a ticket before the livestream airs to have access to the VOD restream). The Black Dahlia Murder released their latest album, Verminous, earlier this year via Metal Blade Records. Continue reading
Over 35 years ago, Fates Warning was one of the main trailblazers and influencers in the Progressive Metal movement. With so much history, there has been a lot of lineup changes throughout the years, but the band has always been known for its exploration and expansion of the scene. Even today this East Coast act is still examining their special sound. Earlier this month FW released their newest full-length album, Long Day Good Night (Metal Blade Records). These boys went big and completed 13 songs to celebrate their 13th full-length release. The group took their time to dig deep into their assorted inclinations to expose the wealth they found there.
War Curse has signed a new record deal with Blacklight Media Records/Metal Blade Records and will release a new album in 202. The modern Trad Heavy Metal formed in 2013 and has released two full-lengths, including Eradication (Svart Records) in 2019.
Consistency is the best word that can be used to describe a band like The Ocean. After releasing the critically acclaimed album Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Metal Blade Records/Pelagic Records) in 2018, the Germans come back with can possibly be a solid candidate for album of the year in Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic (Metal Blade Records/Pelagic Records). And it’s just that this band keeps raising the musical and creative bars that are out there. They are not afraid to crush any musical barriers and do love to delve into unknown territories and as a result, they always come out on the winning end of it.
Heavy Metal legends Armored Saint have dropped a new music single and video “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” (directed and produced by Costin Chioreanu // https://twilight13media.com/). The additional drone footage was shot by Miluta Flueras, with band performance footage by Vince Edwards. Special thanks to Dan Marinescu. The song comes from their eighth full-length album, Punching The Sky, October 23rd, via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders and bundles are on sale now. The band also On Saturday, October 10th at 1PM PST//4PM EST//10PM CET, Armored Saint will host a live record release show online for Punching The Sky. Set to take place at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA, Armored Saint will be performing a full set, including 4 new songs from Punching the Sky. Additionally, the band will be answering select questions from fans who submit them via a post on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint
Progressive post-Metallers The Ocean will release their 8th full-length, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and the band’s own Pelagic Records (vinyl). In 2018, The Ocean released Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic – the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive paleontology concept album. Now, the group is ready to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey. The band has released a video for the new single “Oligocene” (filmed by band members Loic Rossetti, David Ahfeldt and Robin Staps, plus edited and animated by Craig Murray) which you can watch right now!
Intronaut has shared a new digital single, “Run Through the Jungle” – a cover version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival all-time classic! Listen to the track right now! Continue reading
Concentrating on a specific thematic concept for the first time, Thalassic (Metal Blade), the eighth full-length release by Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum, finds the band obsessing over – as the Greek translation suggests – the subject of things related to the sea. Continue reading
Killswitch Engage – Adam Dutkiewicz [guitar], Joel Stroetzel [guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals] are celebrating 20 years as a band, and have shared an official timeline of the group. On Wednesday, June 3rd, began posting an array of pictures from their history to the band’s official Instagram feed: https://instagram.com/killswitchengage/. The band wiped its Instagram page clean and proceeded to share one image per year per day, starting with 1999 and going through 2019. It was a mere hint of what was to come. Continue reading
Behemoth will release a new EP, A Forest, on May 29th via Metal Blade Records. The EP’s title track is a cover of The Cure track, and it features a guest appearance by Shining frontman Niklas Kvarforth. The A Forest EP also includes a live version of the title track as well as two previously unreleased BEHEMOTH songs recorded during the I Loved You At Your Darkest album sessions. Watch the video now! Continue reading