Critically-acclaimed power-trio KEN MODE will release their long-awaited new album ‘Loved‘ on August 31. The new album represents yet another high-caliber step forward in the group’s caustic sound, delving deeper, and darker than ever before. This vicious full-length may be the group’s quintessential statement of violence and despair made sonic. Pre-orders for ‘Loved‘ are available across multiple formats here.
Thrash heroes Exmortus are back with a new single, “Victory or Death!”, off their upcoming album ‘The Sound Of Steel‘. This battle anthem is the perfect track to round out the singles they released to promote the new record. Like the other tracks “Make Haste” and “Feast of Flesh”, this thrashy gem is sure to be a favorite in the pit. You can stream the track below!
LA Hard Rock Band VYCES has released the official music video for their single, “Thin Luck“. The music video was directed by was directed by Ron Thunderwood.
Los Angeles based hard rock band VYCES started in the summer of 2014 when Chicago native Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of his former group HEART-SET SELF-DESTRUCT. After years of touring with such bands as FILTER, HELL YEAH, VOLBEAT, POP EVIL, etc., he realized it was time for change. He spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene looking to feed his passion as an artist but he did not find what he was looking for. Dave’s vision was not deterred, so he decided to reach out to longtime friend and drummer, Russell Ray (formerly of OLD FASHIONED BEATDOWN).
Hey, all you tech and prog nerds! Look here, German progressive tech death band OBSCURA are back with a brand new single, “Diluvium” from their eponymous upcoming studio album. I’ve been hooked onto OBSCURA ever since I fell in love with their masterpiece of an album, ‘Cosmogenesis‘, well every album they do is fucking masterpiece. None the less, the German quartet today release their title track from ‘Diluvium‘, which is due out on 13th of July, via Relapse Records. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift!
Pre-order for the upcoming record opens today along with the release of the single. A bit over a year ago, OBSCURA put out ‘Akroasis‘, an absolute chart buster and a monumental landmark in their catalog. It’s not been much long and we already have a new song and an album lined up the sleeve.
Hark all ye thrashers! The boys from SKELETONWITCH are back, and have put out a brand new song, “Fen Of Shadows” from their all new, upcoming sixth studio full length, ‘Devouring Radiant Light‘. The brand new album will be out by July 20th, via Prosthetic Records this summer. So be prepared for a fast, technical and murky summer, all thanks to our boys from Athens, Ohio.
“Fen Of Shadows” is SKELETONWITCH at it’s best and a true embodiment of what their music feels and holds. It can’t get any better than this. The riffs are catchy, thrash to it’s core, with lots of subtle black metal vibe. And at the same time, it is diverse and has a lot of other exciting stuff going on with it. The song has a brooding and post-metal sort of aura, where it takes you by your neck, but it’s a good feeling, like the one you feel when you walk amidst a misty, cold, dark and windy forest at the dawning of dusk. The tremolo induced shrills and wails will give you the goosebumps that is so inevitable on this track. Vocals are ear piercing and a total blistering force to reckon with, a force equally as fatal as the lightning fast riffing and terror inducing, relentless drumming. Continue reading →
SKELETAL REMAINS, the boys from California will be unleashing yet another horrendous(in a good way) record this coming week on the 13th of April, via Century Media Records and Dark Descent Records. This will be the group’s third studio album, titled ‘Devouring Mortality‘, it is going to be an out and out assault on your sonic taste buds. With just a week remaining for the official release, SKELETAL REMAINS today has put out yet another nerve wracking single, “Parasitic Horrors” from the upcoming LP, with two tracks, the title track and music video, “Seismic Abyss” already out to the masses. Mixed & mastered by Dan Swanö (OPETH, BLOODBATH) and featuring impressive art by Dan Seagrave (ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, DISMEMBER), SKELETAL REMAINS promises to deliver a mind numbing, ear splitting crushing opus, while maintaining diversity and remaining true old school at heart. The album was tracked at Trench Studios (ABYSMAL DAWN, EXHUMED, HIRAX, etc.) in their home state, California.
Macedonia? Anyone? Betcha didn’t know any bands from the land of the great Alexander from Macedon! Alright let me do the honours of shedding some light on you in introducing one of the most creative and intriguing bands from Europe. Headbangers! introducing the ever so vibrant, and one of my all time favourites, ethno progressive(yeah, this too!) band CHROMATIC POINT,from the Balkan land of Macedonia(FYROM). “Chromatic” as they sound both musically and visually, the band incorporates every sense of the word and just goes on to show the frantic and seemingly chaotic nature of it’s sonic virtuosity. Just like the rapidly changing “flight of the bumblebee”. See what I did there? Yup, that was your daily dose of classical music puns!
All right let’s stop beating around the bush and get to the point. So, this Balkan progressive powerhouse has just unleashed their brand new music video, “Clockwork” today, which the band says has been taken off their “next studio material“. Let’s get dissecting the new chops!
Hey there random rocker/metalhead! It’s always good to indulge yourself in uncharted territories, ain’t it? So today, I bring to thee from the other half of the world, across oceans, from the land of bread and fashion, hard rockers LUMBERJACKS. So, three years after the release of their debut EP and after some months of hard work but also tons of gigs along with bands such as Electric Mary and Bukowski, French heavy-rockers LUMBERJACKS are about to release their debut full-length album ‘Alone?‘ coming out on May 5th on CD & digital formats.
In the meantime, the quintet just pulled the curtains off on a brand new single called “Mystery Light“. The track and the entire album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Edgar Chevallier at Lower Tones Place Studio. So today we bring to you the single stream which you can find attached below.
Christmas is just around the corner and this has to be the perfect way to hop into your festive mood, as WIZARDS OF WINTER release an all new single aptly titled, “A Christmas Dream“. WIZARDS OF WINTER – featuring former members of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, RAINBOW and the bands of ALICE COOPER and TED NUGENT are a 12-member ensemble performing classical and progressive-influenced rock music woven throughout a theatrical holiday-themed show. While the group’s style is undoubtedly inspired by the genius of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the WIZARDS OF WINTER offer a diverse array of unique, original material with broad audience appeal performed in a more intimate setting.
Just a week or two ago, it was rumoured that a new CANNIBAL CORPSE album titled, “Red Before Black” would be released this year on November 3, which would be a follow up to 2014’s pulverizing “Skeletal Domain“. Confirmation did not take much long as it is official that the band would be releasing their 14th studio album, “Red Before Black“. With the artwork, track-listing, release date out, the Florida based death metallers have put out the single “Code Of The Slashers” available for stream on their Bandcamp page.