Nouvel album disponible aujourd'hui ! Tournée française en mars !
BEYOND THE STYX News/ Nouvel album " Stiigma"
Voici l'artwork de ce nouvel album de Beyond The Styx " Stiigma". Réalisé par Ammo (Neurosis, Amenra, Unsane...)
10 nouveaux titres Hardcore / Metal enregistrés au Dome Studio et produit par Nick Jett ( Terror, Backtrack, Lionheart...).
Sortie le 23 Février 2018 chez Klonosphere/ Distribution Season Of Mist & Diorama records
The Crown announces new album, 'Cobra Speed Venom'; launches video for "Iron Crown"
Swedish death metal legends The Crown have announced their new album, Cobra Speed Venom, for a March 16th release through Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman, the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. A return to death metal speed and darkness in full glory!
The Crown comments: "We are really looking forward to finally be able to show our fans how damn good this band can be when the circumstances are right. With that I mean to be able to do an album the way we want to do it: creating as a band, rehearsing as a band, recording as a band. You will hear a band performing here, with fierce energy and hunger!"
To watch the video for the first single, "Iron Crown", please visit : http://metalblade.com/thecrown
where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
--180g black vinyl
--viole(n)t blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--pale lilac marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--purple red splattered vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--dusk blue splattered vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 400 copies)
--white/purple splattered vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--limited boxset [including ltd. edition Digipak-CD/exclusive 7" with both bonus tracks/exclusively colored album vinyl (opaque rose/black marbled)/exclusive back patch/hand signed photo card - limited to 300 copies]
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!
With their motivation at an all-time high, The Crown spent most of 2017 intensely rehearsing 13 new songs. They eventually entered the classic Studio Fredman with Fredrik Nordström to record what would become their new album, Cobra Speed Venom. The sound is massive, brutal and a real punch in the face. Extreme speed and aggression mixed with classic heavy metal and rock n' roll, which really shows that The Crown has no boundaries. The apocalyptic theme of the lyrics and music also fits perfectly with the outstanding artwork of Christian Sloan Hall.
After 27 years, the band is still motivated to create a classic piece of art - and together with Metal Blade Records once again, the vision is real.
Cobra Speed Venom track-listing:
1. Destroyed By Madness
2. Iron Crown
3. In the Name of Death
4. We Avenge!
5. Cobra Speed Venom
6. World War Machine
8. Rise In Blood
9. Where My Grave Shall Stand
10. The Sign of the Scythe
11. Nemesis Diamond (bonus track)
12. The Great Dying (bonus track)
The Crown line-up:
Johan Lindstrand - Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Marko Tervonen - Guitar
Robin Sorqvist - Lead guitar and backing vocals
Henrik Axelsson - Drums
HOODED MENACE are premiering the third dark masterpiece taken from their forthcoming new album, 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed', which will hit the shops on January 26th, 2018.
HOODED MENACE mastermind Lasse Pyykkö comments: "Once all the songs for 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed' were written, it became clear to us that 'Sempiternal Grotesqueries' was going to be the album's opening track. Unlike on our previous records, there's no intro track on the new album, because we figured that the doomy and atmospheric riff, which kicks off 'Sempiternal Grotesqueries' (and also closes the song) would work just fine as an intro to the album. It sets the mood, and as soon as you have lit the black candles, the song grows into a gripping death doom whirlwind and you're in for a ride with the Blind Dead.""
The artwork of 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed', which has been created by Adam Burke (SÓLSTAFIR, PORTRAIT)
1. Sempiternal Grotesqueries (10:38)
2. In Eerie Deliverance (7:05)
3. Cathedral of Labyrinthine Darkness (7:23)
4. Cascade of Ashes (6:43)
5. Charnel Reflections (7:48)
6. Black Moss (2:21)
Total playing time: 41:58
Doom has always been a style for a rather select but also very dedicated audience. Among the aficionados, HOODED MENACE have quickly become a household name for authenticity and excellence.
With their upcoming fifth album, 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed', the Finns continue to impress with immaculate songwriting skills and the perfect balance between harsh death metal fuelled outbursts and exquisite melodic melancholy.
HOODED MENACE were formed in Joensuu, Finland in 2007 by guitarist Lasse Pyykkö, who had also performed in the Finnish cult death metal band PHLEGETHON. The band has always avowed to the strong influence by early CANDLEMASS and CATHEDRAL as well as PARADISE LOST, AUTOPSY, ASPHYX, and WINTER. Their lyrics are often inspired by the classic 1970's Spanish horror movie series 'The Blind Dead'.
HOODED MENACE recorded a 2-track demo, 'The Eyeless Horde' in 2007, which was released on 7" the following year. Their debut album 'Fulfill the Curse' was released in 2008 and the highly acclaimed sophomore full-length 'Never Cross the Dead' came out in 2010. HOODED MENACE remained in a highly creative mode and delivered 'Effigies of Evil' in 2012 and their latest milestone, 'Darkness Drips Forth' in 2015. With a penchant for classic vinyl, the Finns also released several split singles and EPs for example with ASPHYX and COFFINS.
HOODED MENACE toured in Europe and North America, and performed at many major metal festivals such as Hellfest, Roadburn, Maryland Deathfest, Tuska, and Party San Open Air among others.
Now the time has once again come, when HOODED MENACE unleash skeletal horror and sombre despair onto their craving audience. The dead shall ride on 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed' and the living shall rejoice!
Style: Death Doom
Harri Kuokkanen: vocals
Lasse Pyykkö: lead, rhythm and acoustic guitar, bass
Teemu Hannonen: rhythm guitar
Pekka Koskelo: drums
Harri Kuokkanen: vocals
Lasse Pyykkö: lead, rhythm and acoustic guitar
Teemu Hannonen: rhythm guitar
Otso Ukkonen: drums
Antti Poutanen: bass
Jemma McNulty (COLTSBLOOD): female voice on "In Eerie Deliverance"
Atmospheric metal band Laster has signed with Prophecy Productions. The Netherlandic group, which formed in 2012 and refers to its ferocious sound as "obscure dance music", is currently hard at work on its third full-length release and follow up to last year's "Ons Vrije Fatum", a record hailed as "creative and intelligent— an original, well-executed piece of work that is unashamedly bizarre" (Angry Metal Guy) and picked as "album of the month" by Terrorizer magazine. Laster's Prophecy debut is expected in 2018.
A uniquely gifted band with a singular, solitary sound, Laster plays metal with all its fury, but its music could also be described as progressive (i.e. Crack the Skye-era Mastodon), atmospheric, experimental, and even jazz-like. Attempting to categorize Laster's elaborately textured and ever-changing style is like trying to catch air with a net; it's difficult to describe, but "atmospheric blackened shoegaze space prog" should provide a shadowy sense of what to expect. The band has the ability to stun first-time listeners with the utter violence of its initial impact which is unapologetically harsh, particularly with regards to the vocals which morph from flesh-peeling shrieks to ugly, gasping growls, harsh whispers, somber spoken words and rising yells of anguish. Despite its gruff exterior, digging into Laster's compositions reveals many layers of complexity.
"Prophecy has been part of our musical development since we were in our early teens. Inviting each other to this dance feels like a proper and weirdly magical gesture," comments the band when asked for a statement. "At the moment we are in the middle of the writing process. The record will be an expansion of 'Ons Vrije Fatum'. A bit more technical. A lot more nocturnal. City vibes. Some more dissonance. Experimental."
DESTRÖYER 666 will release a crushing new EP on February 23rd, 2018. 'Call of the Wild' contains three brand new songs and a fresh take on their classic and live-favourite, "Trialed by Fire".
The metal wolf-pack is now streaming the title-track
1. Violence Is Golden (4:30)
2. Stone by Stone (3:37)
3. Call of the Wild (4:46)
4. Trialed by Fire (7:02)
DESTRÖYER 666 continue to do what they are best at: kicking ass and hammering out heavy metal that is slamming straight into the face. No compromise, no sell out, no bullshit!
The Australians fill the gap between albums with the hard-hitting EP, 'Call of the Wild' that comes with a distinct taste of an unrepentantly classic flavour.
DESTRÖYER 666 don't do whiny nostalgia but simply stick to their old school roots, which are reaching straight down into the golden age of metal while allowing themselves to sound fresh and remain relevant.
The band originally started out as a solo project of BESTIAL WARLUST guitarist KK in Australia in 1994. As early as with debut album 'Unchain the Wolves' (1997), fast-tracked towards international acclaim. The even stronger second full-length, 'Phoenix Rising' (2000) had the Australians relocating to Europe to be able to satisfy the soaring demand for touring and festival shows. After a round of line-up changes, third full length 'Cold Steel... For an Iron Age' (2002) cemented the band's excellent reputation. After a hiatus caused among other issues by disenchantment with the business, DESTRÖYER 666 returned with 'Defiance' in 2009 and followed up on this success with the rough and gritty 'Wildfire' seven years later that saw them touring and performing at all the relevant metal festivals worldwide on a regular basis again.
'Call of the Wild' comes with three fresh tracks and the revisited classic, "Trialed by Fire”, which was first published on 'Terror Abraxas' (2003). Now come and get yours!
Style: Black Thrash
KK: guitars, vocals
Ro: guitars, vocals
During the recording sessions for Proponent for Sentience, Denver, CO's Allegaeon recorded two Rush covers. Fans have already heard "Subdivisions", which was included on the album and has since become the band's most streamed track on Spotify. Today, in celebration of January 6, 2018, the date version of the band's song 1.618, Allegaeon is releasing their cover of "Animate" worldwide on all digital music services. Listen to the song and stream/download from your preferred provider here: http://smarturl.it/allegaeon-animate
Guitarist Greg Burgess elaborates: "When we settled on Rush to cover during the 'Proponent' sessions, I simply couldn't pick which song to do. 'Subdivisions' or 'Animate.' Both were favorites for me personally, and both were sort of 'under the radar' eg. not 'Tom Sawyer' or 'Spirit of the Radio.' Where the original idea was to do a cover for a Japanese bonus track, we figured if we did both we could cover a special song for both the Japan AND Europe pressing. Then the powers that be decided to just include 'Subdivisions' on the album, and keep 'Animate' in reserve for something. Jan 6th, 2018 is the only occurrence of the golden ratio in date form that will occur during our life time. So 1.6.18 seemed like the perfect date to release it in Allegaeon fashion."
Proponent for Sentience was released in September of 2016. The album was produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation) and is a complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. Allegaeon will begin recording their fifth full-length album with Otero at Flatline Audio in March
JUDAS PRIEST, nouvel album en mars, concert au HellFest en juin, nouveau titre aujourd'hui !
Nouvel album studio ‘FIREPOWER’ sortie le 9 mars 2018
Produit par Tom Allom Le responsable du son des plus grands albums du groupe entre 1979-1988, des classiques tels que ‘Unleashed in the East,’ ‘British Steel,’
‘Screaming for Vengeance’ ou 'Defenders of the Faith' et Andy Sneap (Saxon, Accept, Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Testament...)
CD, digibook, double vinyle, vinyle coloré & digital
Pré-commande ici : https://judaspriest-eu.myshopify.com/
clip vidéo à suivre, teaser ici : https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest/videos/10155924122073965/
Liste des titres :
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
6. Children of the Sun
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red
Judas Priest : Rob Halford (chant), Glenn Tipton (guitare), Richie Faulkner (guitare), Ian Hill (basse) et Scott Travis (batterie)
Tom Angelripper splits up with Bernemann & Makka
New line-up to be announced soon
All 2018 shows to take place as announced
The new year has started with a bang for all Sodom fans: vocalist/bassist Tom Angelripper has split up with guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald. “After much thought and reflection I have decided on this difficult step to pave the way for new challenges,” explains Tom. “Sodom have always lived off the commitment and passion of everybody involved. Makka was part of the band for almost eight years, Bernemann even for more than twenty. To obviate a possible routine setting in which would make it impossible to continue our creative work optimally, I would like to start all over again with fresh and hungry musicians. At the same time I would like to say thank you to Bernemann and Makka for many successful years in which we performed fantastic shows and released a number of real metal manifestos.”
Irrespective of this spectacular line-up change, all scheduled Sodom shows will take place from April 2018 as announced. Tom is set to introduce his new comrades-in-arms at the Full Metal Mountain. Whether Sodom will continue to operate as a trio or perhaps become a quartet in future remains unclear. Tom: “I haven’t really made up my mind in this respect, I’m open to all options. I will now install the band’s new foundation pillars and look around for new musicians. One thing is already clear: Sodom will become even stronger!”
Together with his new line-up, Tom wants to start working on the upcoming album – to be released on Steamhammer/SPV – as soon as possible.
Tom: “SPV also look forward to our future collaboration and can expect a totally motivated band.”
SODOM Tourdates 2018
07.04. AT-Kärnten - Full Metal Mountain
21.-23.06. FI-Kauhajoki - Nummirock Festival
23.06. DK-Copenhagen - Copenhell
04.-07.07. DE-Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Open Air
14.07. SE-Gaevle - Gefle Metal Festival
18.08. AT-Graz - Metal On The Hill
25.08. DE-Cham - Mosh Club Open Air
31.08. DE-Hamburg - Weltturbojugendtage 2018
06.10. DE-Lichtenfels - Way Of Darkness Festival
As I Lay Dying: 'Frail Words Collapse', 'Shadows Are Security' LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records
On January 26th, Metal Blade Records will re-issue As I Lay Dying's classic albums on vinyl for fans: Frail Words Collapse and Shadows Are Security! See below for an overview of all versions; pre-order your copy now in the USA at: https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/search/?q=AILD-LP-2018
Frail Words Collapse LP re-issue
--180g black vinyl
--yellow/brown opaque split vinyl (limited to 1000 copies - USA exclusive)
--butter cream marble vinyl (limited to 500 copies - USA exclusive)
--orange/brown with black swirls vinyl (limited to 300 copies - USA exclusive)
--golden vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--cream/white splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
Shadows Are Security LP re-issue
--180g black vinyl
--yellow/blue opaque split vinyl (limited to 1000 copies - USA exclusive)
--opaque teal marble vinyl (limited to 500 copies - USA exclusive)
--yellow with orange spots vinyl (limited to 300 copies - USA exclusive)
--blue/black transparent marble vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--clear ice-blue/orange and yellow splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
Nightmarer unveil first track and details of forthcoming album debut
NIGHTMARER are unleashing the first crushing track taken from their forthcoming debut full-length, 'Cacophony of Terror', which is slated for release on March 23rd, 2018.
The dark and dissonant trio is now releasing "Skinner"
NIGHTMARER comment: "Our premiere track, 'Skinner' is the first song that we wrote for this album and it offers a mere glimpse into the abyss which is 'Cacophony of Terror'. This record tells a story of paranoia and self-destruction with no light at the end of the tunnel. 'Skinner' weighs heavy in bleak hopelessness, but it's only a prelude of things far worse to come..."
NIGHTMARER are furthermore releasing the cover-art and album details of 'Cacophony of Terror', which can be viewed below.
Cover art: Valnoir "Metastazis"
1. The Descent (1:36)
2. Stahlwald (3:31)
3. Skinner (4:38)
4. Bleach (3:59)
5. Cave Digger (3:25)
6. Fetisch (4:46)
7. Tidal Waves of Terror (3:23)
8. Ceremony of Control (4:48)
9. Death (4:52)
10. Swansong (1:27)
Total playing time: 35:23
Visigoth reveals details for new album, 'Conqueror's Oath'; launches first single, "Warrior Queen", online
On February 9th, Salt Lake City's traditional metal champions Visigoth will release their sophomore album, Conqueror's Oath, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of Conqueror's Oath, the new single "Warrior Queen" can be streamed now at: metalblade.com/Visigoth - where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:
--180g black vinyl
--silver vinyl (limited to 400 copies - USA exclusive)
--clear with white/blue smokey swirl vinyl (limited to 300 copies - USA exclusive)
--opaque blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies - USA exclusive)
--cool grey marble vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--white/blue splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
--sky-blue marble vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
--purple red marble vinyl (limited to 100 copies - EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!
Standing in staunch opposition to any presumptuous notion of "reinventing the wheel" or "redefining the genre", Visigoth instead dedicates themselves to worshipping at the ageless altars of heavy metal with a singular focus on writing music inspired by their favorite records. Whether whipped into a frenzy ignited by classic USPM or NWOBHM anthems, or pensively meditating on traditional epic heavy metal or weighty doom-inspired moments, these Salt City hessians wear their influences proudly on their sleeves. With their new 2017 long-player Conqueror's Oath, Visigoth stays true to the title and conquers the sophomore slump blues with 8 iron-forged anthems of pure metal magick guaranteed to satiate the hunger of the rock'n'roll hordes! Returning to the depths of the Boar's Nest in their hometown of Salt Lake City to record once again with engineer extraordinaire Andy Patterson (Subrosa, Deathblow, Dreadnought, et al), Conqueror's Oath was hammerforged in a whirlwind month of mayhem and mastered by Dave Otero of Flatline Audio (Satan's Host, Nightbringer, Khemmis, et al). Immortalized by breathtaking cover art created by none other than underground album art legend Kris Verwimp (whose work has graced records by Absu, Bewitched, Desaster, Horna, Moonsorrow, Skullview, Arkona, and many, many more) in proper swords-and-sorcery fashion, Conqueror's Oath stands tall on the field of battle, serving as a gauntleted fist in the face of non-believers. Prepare for the onslaught of Salt City Steel!
Conqueror's Oath track-listing
1. Steel and Silver
2. Warrior Queen
3. Outlive Them All
5. Traitor's Gate
6. Salt City
7. Blades in the Night
8. The Conqueror's Oath
Visigoth tour dates
Feb. 17 - Wurzburg, Germany - Metal Assault Festival
Feb. 18 - Oldenburg, Germany - MTS Records Store
Feb. 19 - Berlin, Germany - Cortina
Feb. 20 - Leipzig, Germany - Four Rooms
Feb. 21 - Wien, Austria - Escape Metal Corner
Feb. 22 - Innsbruck, Austria - Livestage
Feb. 23 - Dornbirn, Austria - Schlachthaus
Feb. 24 - Lunen, Germany - Swordbrothers Festival
Feb. 25 - Genk, Belgium - Flashback
Feb. 27 - Barcelona, Spain - Rocksound
Feb. 28 - Zaragoza, Spain - Sala Lopez
Mar. 1 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
Mar. 2 - Ljungby, Sweden - Turbofest
Mar. 3 - Niederjossa, Germany - Full Metal Fest
Mar. 6 - Goppingen, Germany - Zille
Mar. 7 - Leiden, Netherlands - De Noble
Mar. 8 - Marburg, Germany - Szenario
Mar. 9 - Weiher, Germany - Live Music Hall
Mar. 10 - Hamburg, Germany - Hell Over Hammaburg Festival
SHINING - premiere new album - 'X - Varg Utan Flock' in full
SHINING are now unleashing their complete forthcoming album, 'X - Varg Utan Flock', which is scheduled for release on January 5th.
SHINING's tenth full-length is streaming at the link below, which can be freely published.
Niklas Kvarforth comments: "The time has finally come to invite you to my most destructive nightmare yet, enjoy!"
The artwork of 'X - Varg Utan Flock', which has been created by Kevin Rolly
1. Svart Ostoppbar Eld (7:11)
2. Gyllene Portarnas Bro (6:39)
3. Jag Är Din Fiende (7:05)
4. Han Som Lurar Inom (8:03)
5. Tolvtusenfyrtioett (2:53)
6. Mot Aokigahara (9:33)
Total playing time: 41:24