Hatebreed shares a new single and video from their upcoming new album Weight Of The False Self, on 27th November via Nuclear Blast. The new single “Instinctive (Slaughterlust)” is the lead track of the 12-track album, which is pure Hatebreed at their classic sounding best. Check out the video, directed by Justin Reich now!
When listening to Forgotten Days (Nuclear Blast), Pallbearer’s fourth full-length, it’s hard to remember a time when they were ever this riff-driven. The title track sets an immediate precedent with its beginning feedback transitioning into pummeling yet catchy verses, a surprisingly hooky chorus, and a softer bridge that manages to keep the momentum going. ‘The Quicksand Of Existing’ and ‘Vengeance Ruination’ serve up even more heaviness in the album’s second half with the former’s straightforward chugs standing out. Considering past jabs I’ve made about Pallbearer being one of the most riff-adverse groups in Doom Metal, it’s a very refreshing change of pace.
Viking Metal started out by combining the epic energy of Black Metal with the mystical grace of Folk music. Enslaved is a band at the pinnacle of this heavy, Nordic sound. Starting out as teenagers, this Norweigian act has successively enhanced the Scandinavian metal scene for nearly thirty years. Their beginnings were more in the realm of the extreme, but over time Enslaved has not been afraid to dip into other genres like Prog Rock and Jazz. It’s encouraging to witness their ability to be undaunted by their explorations while still being true to their Viking roots. Their new fifteenth full-length album, Utgard (Nuclear Blast) verifies their astute ambition of experimentmentation and expression.
Long-stunning Polish Death Metal group Decapitated has resigned to Nuclear Blast and the band is working on new music, which we may hear soon. The band formed in 1996, the bands’ previous deal covered the last 10 years.
Kataklysm has proudly been waving the banners of Melodic Death and Death Metal for nearly thirty years. Originally hailing from Canada, this now multinational act has consistently delivered strikingly aggressive music for decades and it has solidified their spot at the Heavy Metal table. It’s only been two years since they released their last record, Meditations (Nuclear Blast). Yet this new full-length, Unconquered (Nuclear Blast) demonstrates how this quartet has a wealth of heaviness still to share.
Progressive Metal masters Enslaved have shared a new single and trippy video from their upcoming new album Utgard, due for release October 9th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast Records and By Norse Records. Watch “Urjotun” now!
Ex-Kvelertak frontman, Erlend Hjelvik, has started a solo metal band Hjelvik and has signed with Nuclear Blast Records! Erlend Hjelvik describes his music as “blackened Viking heavy metal” with lyrics based on Norse mythology and history. A debut album, Welcome to Hel, is in the works and will release later in 2020.
Progressive Metal masters Enslaved have shared a new single and video from their upcoming new album Utgard, due for release October 9th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast Records and By Norse Records. The band commented on the song and video concept: It is not about avoiding fear of the pitch-black darkness, but to go into the darkness itself… Utgard Album Pre-orders have launched internationally at the links below in many limited edition formats, included custom vinyl, at the link below. Watch “Jettegryta” now!
It’s like month four-hundredth (or so it feels) of social distancing and quarantine. Basically, every tour slated for the Spring and Summer have either been scratched or tentatively rescheduled for next year. For those not keeping score that means that we’ve lost a Megadeth and Lamb of God co-headliner, Deftones with support from Gojira, and a Sepultura trek featuring the likes of Sacred Reich and Crowbar. So, it’s been a rough year. Not content to sulk over the loss of their own tour with Jinjer and Toothgrinder, Suicide Silence decided to try something different.
In Flames are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band, and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album, Clayman. In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Clayman, to be released on August 28th. Now available for pre-order at the link below. Preceding the physical release of Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition, In Flames will digitally release the Clayman 2020 EP on July 24th, which features the 2020 versions of “Only For The Weak”, “Bullet Ride”, “Pinball Map”, “Clayman” and a new instrumental track, “Themes and Variations in D-Minor”. In further celebration of the anniversary, the band has teamed up with KNOTFEST to stream their Wacken 2018 headline performance and will be offering an exclusive, limited edition t-shirt during the stream. The show will air today @ 11am PST/ 2pm EST/ 8pm CET @ www.Knotfest.com for 72 hours. Today, the band releases the lyric video for the first single, “Clayman (Re-Recorded)” here: Continue reading