Enigmatic Progressive Death Metal Band Rivers of Nihil have teased a new album, music and music video. The one-minute teaser was shared to YouTube with album artwork popping up in other places such as social media and the Bandsintown app. The ominous shot of the band says “The Work” begins July 27th, apparently when a song/video will drop, like their new album, from Metal Blade Records. It remains to be confirmed if the “The Work” is the single title or album title. The teaser has some pretty dramatic intro music too. They shared a previous teaser a week ago which you can see below. The band will also participate in the Up From The Sewer Tour, headed up by The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex, and Undeath.
Experimental Metal band Igorrr has announced a major lineup change with the loss of both vocalists Laurent and Laurie. In a message to Facebook the group announced the major changes each artists reasoning behind the choices. Laurent has decided to step down from the band apparently because he doesn’t want to get a COVID-19 vaccine and the band can thus not tour with him. Laurie has decided to step dpwn from the band as well for pesonand pursue her personal life and be less fo a public figure. The band has added the greek soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou and JB Le Bail as our new vocalists, and Martyn Clement on guitar. This follows the news that the band will embark on a tour to promote their new album, Spirituality and Distortion, out now via Metal Blade Records. Continue reading
GWAR has booked a headline tour of the USA! The band recently released their all unplugged The Disc With No Name (Metal Blade Records), but don’t expect them to wimp out on tour! Support will come from legends like Napalm Death, Madball (on select dates), and EyeHateGod. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Continue reading
Behemoth has shared an epic new music video for their track “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha” from their EP last year, A Forest, out now via Metal Blade Records. The video, produced by longtime Behemoth collaborators Grupa 13, brings to life some of the spectacular artwork by renowned Polish artist and photographer Sylwia Makris. The band is presently working on new music, a follow-up to their last full-length album, I Loved You At Your Darkest.
Armed to the teeth with more riffs than you can shake a Howitzer at, Danish thrashers Artillery return with X (Metal Blade Records), their self-explanatory and succinctly titled tenth album. Sadly, guitarist Morten Stützer, brother of fellow founder member and co-guitarist Michael Stützer, passed away in 2019 meaning the band were forced into a change in personnel. His replacement, Sacrificial axeman Kræn Meier, pulls off an excellent job under the darkest of circumstances and this latest record stands as one of their strongest to date.
Modern Thrash Metal band War Curse has shared a new single and video for a cover of Anthrax’s 1990s metal classic “Only.” the trach comes from “The Big 4 of Thrash Metal” founders’ platinum-selling album The Sound of White Noise. The trach is a stand-alone single for War Curse, unrelated to their upcoming new full-length album, due out for Blacklight Media, a sub-label of Metal Blade Records later in 2021. Check out the clip here:
With the release of their fourth full-length, Demon Head has gone from a particularly rustic Occult Doom band to full-on Goth Rock with a few sparse Doom elements. Glossy guitars and Robert Smith-esque vocals among other elements became prominent with 2019’s Hellfire Ocean Void and Viscera (Metal Blade Records) pushes them to an even further extent. But while this album should feel like the culmination of a well-realized evolution, the results are those of an unfortunately awkward misstep.
(UPDATE: We now have the full new single and announcement here) Cannibal Corpse premiered a new song last night on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal show! “Inhumane Harvest” is the first single from their upcoming new album Violence Unimagined, due out this year from their longtime label Metal Blade Records. More details are expected to be released soon and we will update as soon as we know more.
Hallows Eve was quite an anomaly back in the halcyon days of Eighties Heavy Metal. Even going by the standards of a time when subgenres were still nebulous and ill-defined, the Atlantans’ approach was difficult to pin down. Utilizing familiar tropes in unfamiliar ways, their Alice Cooper-inspired horror theatrics set them apart from their Speed Metal peers while their Punk attitude was a far cry from King Diamond. Their 1985 debut album, Tales Of Terror (Metal Blade Records), is easily the rawest and arguably the most endearing iteration of their Horror Metal formula.
Bay Area Thrash legends Vio-lence will enter Trident Studios in early 2021 to record a five-song EP. Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Heathen, Skinlab) will produce the EP, which will release on Metal Blade Records around “mid-to-late summer” according to Phil Demmel in a video with most of the band and Juan, posted via Instagram. It will be the first recording of brand new material from the band since the Nothing To gain was recorded and released in 1993. The current lineup of the band includes founders drummer Perry Strickland and guitarist Demmel (BPMD), vocalist Sean Killian and new members Christian Olde-Wohlbers (Powerflo, ex Fear Factory) on bass, and guitarist Bobby Gustafson (Satan’s Taint, ex-Overkill).