Post-Metal leaders Cult of Luna has announced a new EP, The Raging River via Red Creek (http://www.red-crk.com) – the band’s newly created record label, which will be physically distributed by Metal Blade Records (in North America) and Season of Mist (in Europe). The EP features a guest appearance by Mark Lanegan (solo, Mad Season, Screaming Trees). New music coming soon. Pre-orders are live at the link below.
Job For A Cowboy has announced legendary progressive and Death Metal drummer Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) as their new drummer for their upcoming new album. Koperweis replaces Jon “The Charn” Rice (The Red Chord, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Scorpion Child, Umbra Vitae). The band and Metal Sucks shared part two of their exclusive interview. The band already confirmed recording a new full-length this fall with Jason Suecoff, and are expecting a release again thorough their longtime label Metal Blade in the first half of 2020. Their previous album, 2014’s Sun Eater was just released on deluxe vinyl recently.
Polish extreme metallers Behemoth are teasing new music and visuals, perhaps for a livestream or home video release across their socials. The band offered fans a new mailing list sign up, which offers fans an early look at the teaser that now went to their social networks. Previously their socials were dark for a short period of time, which is the new standard warning before a big reveal (see also Mastodon, Deftones). The band released a new EP, A Forest, digitally worldwide (with additional physical copies available for purchase) via Metal Blade earlier this year. It was their first new music (aside from a live album tour edition) since their acclaimed release, I Loved You At Your Darkest in 2018.
GWAR are launching a brand new monthly variety show from their frozen fortress to warm the cockles of your cold dead hearts! “Undead From Antarctica” will premiere this Sunday at 9:00 PM Eastern, on GWAR’s YouTube Channel. Watch a trailer for “Undead From Antarctica” now: Continue reading
Thrash and Heavy Metal legends Armored Saint will release their eighth full-length album, Punching The Sky, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the album, a video for the new single, “End of the Attention Span” (directed by Robert Graves // www.ashadowbeyond.com), can be viewed at the link below. Continue reading
Behemoth has released a new EP, A Forest, digitally worldwide (with additional physical copies available for purchase) via Metal Blade. For a preview of this 4-track collection, the new single, “Evoe”, can be heard at:
Rivers of Nihil are plotting their next moves following their recent touring cycle supporting their amazing 2018 album Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade). We even had an interview with them recently! In the meantime, while we wait for more tour dates and to hear new music from here are Adam and Brody discussing their most influential albums. Continue reading
Intronaut just released their amazing new album Fluid Existential Inversions via their new label Metal Blade, and started their tour with Cult of Luna and Emma Ruth Rundle. Sadly, on the eve of the touring bassist Joe Lester ruptured his Achilles tendon and will likely sit out the tour, or most of it. In the meant time the band has been performing as a three-piece with Lester’s bass lines played through the PA. The band addressed the situation online at the start of the tour and on stage in New York. They also hilariously had a blow-up balloon in Joe’s likeness. The band is also performing with touring drummer Matt Lynch (Cytnic, Trioscapes). We wish Joe a speedy recovery! Continue reading
Progressive Powermetal band DragonForce has booked a new headline tour of the USA, with direct support coming from Unleash the Archers and Visions of Atlantis. They have recruited bassist and backup vocalist Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War) to join the tour as well. The band is supporting their 2019 album Extreme Power Metal (Metal Blade Records). Continue reading
Blazing into 2020 on the strength of an amazing year with their comeback album Awakening, Metal Blade artists and thrash legends Sacred Reich will start the new year on the road a lot! They will join Sepultura on their North American “Quadra Tour”. Other bands on the bill include Crowbar and Art of Shock! The trek begins March 18th in San Diego, California and makes its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion April 22nd in Ventura, California. Tickets are on sale now! The trek will follow the band’s impending performances in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand next month with Vio-lence. See all confirmed dates below. Continue reading