Check out this free download of "Heat Lightning" from emerging Canadian metal band Sanktuary. The band comes from Whitehorse, Yukon, one of the two territories in Canada and not necessarily a hotbed of growing metal acts. You could say that the members of Sanktuary were born for rock n' roll, travelling from Yukon to Nova Scotia and loving every minute of it. The four-piece band grew from high school friendships that turned musical and went beyond just jamming in your parents' basement. They got things started with back to back EPs, first their self-released debut in 2009 followed by Black Magic Brew in 2010.
Dream Theater's Jame LaBrie is back with a powerful new studio album effort entitled Impermanent Resonance, to be released on July 29th, 2013 in Europe and August 6th, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic. The new album's dynamic opening track, "Agony", is now available to be checked out via the YouTube player below!
Texas firing squad Mammoth Grinder are preparing to unleash hell with their third LP, and first in nearly four years, with the crushing Underworlds, scheduled for public execution via 20 Buck Spin on July 23rd.
Australian heavy metallers Taberah have set Necromancer as the title of their second album, due out in August via Dust On The Tracks Records. The CD was engineered by Theo B (Scorpion), produced and mixed by Joe Haley (Psycroptic) and mastered by Australian metal icon Stu Marshall" (Death Dealer, Empires Of Eden, Dungeon, Paindivision). The artwork was made by Hannah Flowers, who is a talented Tasmanian tattoo artist.
Revocation's self-titled new album will be released in Europe on August 2nd, The UK August 5th and August 6th in North America via Relapse Records. This is their 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile). Today the band has posted the first full-length track from their upcoming release. The song entitled "The Hive" is available for streaming on YouTube - check it out below!
"We had about 80 songs recorded during this time, but we kept throwing away recordings and starting over again until we felt we created something totally new." Marcel Neumann, Guitarist for German quartet, We Butter The Bread With Butter (WBTBWB) underscores the band’s drive for spiritual and stylistic growth in the three years between full-length albums. The resulting album, Goldkinder, dropping August 13th will be WBTBWB’s third full-length and their first official physical release for the U.S.
Equal Vision Records' Texas In July will issue a digital deluxe version of their latest full-length album on July 16, just prior to their two week run on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. The self-titled album's expanded digital deluxe version features three brand new songs and was produced and engineered by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland at Atrium Audio; and mixed and mastered by Will Putney. "Time-lapse" - the first of the new songs to be released - is available streaming now!
Underground Operations are proud to announce the signing of Hamilton On, metal band Skynet. The band's second offering, The Wild, was recorded with Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Counterparts) at Sundown Studio in Guelph, ON and will be released late Summer/early Fall 2013.
Check out the brand new track titled "Destroy Society" from Violent Affair's upcoming full-length The Cockroach Theory just below. Violent Affair just finished up their month long stint with The Casualties, and will be headed out next week to tour the Midwest and East Coast with Philly punks Combat Crisis.
Check out Velocity/Rise Records' new signing, I Am King, covering Ellie Goulding's song "Lights". The band’s new LP will be out soon! The group also have an upcoming show set for June 29th in Allentown, PA. The show is the Pennsylvania Deathbed Festival with Within the Ruins among others.
Swedish melodic death/technical thrash quintet Darkane have unveiled "Mechanically Divine," a new song from their Prostheric Records debut, The Sinister Supremacy. The album, scheduled to be released in North America on July 2nd, marks the first new music from the band in five years, as well as the return of vocalist Lawrence Mackrory (who left the band after their acclaimed 1999 debut, Rusted Angel). Listen via the video below!
INVSN (pronounced in-vey-zhuh-n) is a new Swedish post-punk band that just posted their new song "Down In The Shadows" for streaming, check it out inside.
Long Beach, CA skate, thrash, punk - hardcore outfit The Greenery have decided to explore the self release "DIY" model with their new album It's Looking Grim
only being available through popular digital outlets such as iTunes, Amazon MP3, etc. and online via the band's website
and of course at shows starting August 13th 2013. Take a listen to the second song released so far called "Nailed Down" below.
Chicago doom-metallers Earthen Grave have made their newest single, "Death is Another Word....," available for purchase via the Ripple Music Bandcamp page - stream it below and hit the link if you want to give it a buy!
Polish goregrind butchers Squash Bowels are back with their 6th full-length and brand new album Grindcoholism. Grindcoholism features 14 hyper fast, unrelenting grindcore songs filled with old school sound and fueled by gore approach. The follow up to 2009’s Grindvirus was recorded and mixed at world famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Dead Infection) in Bialystok, Poland by Wieslawscy brothers. Check out "The Second" song below! The album is set for release on July 2nd 2013 on Selfmadegod Records.
Last week saw the announcement of London-based progressive metallers The Safety Fire's forthcoming sophomore album, Mouth of Swords, and the band is now excited to reveal the first track to be taken from said album. Entitled "Red Hatchet", this is the first taste of new music since the band's debut album Grind The Ocean was released last year.
Swedish old-school death metal act Desolator will release its debut full-length album Unearthly Monument on June 30th via Hellthrasher Productions. According to a press release, the album consists of 12 tracks (including re-recorded versions of some of the band's earlier songs as well as several brand new pieces), presenting a new, individual take on the glory days of Entomber, Grave, and Dismember. Unearthly Monument was mixed and mastered by Nikos G. at Hellish Music Productions and features the track listing outlined below. The promotional track "Infernal Gathering" is available for streaming below as well.
In anticipation of their forthcoming album, Late For Nothing, LA based heavy-rock outfit iwrestledabearonce has debuted the record’s artwork and first new song, "Thunder Chunky," today. The band’s third studio album, Late For Nothing, will be released on August 6th via Century Media Records. Stream IWABO's "Thunder Chunky" now just below via the YouTube player.
Australia’s Hands Like Houses have launched pre-orders
for their upcoming LP, Unimagine
, out July 23rd via Rise Records. The band is now streaming a new track, titled "Introduced Species", online - listen below via the YouTube player. Unimagine
was produced by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore, The Academy Is...).
Starting June 10th, 2013 Puerto Rico-via-Miami rockers Message To Venus will be back in action on your rock radio airwaves with their single, "Stripped" (a Depeche Mode cover). Call in and request it where you listen to music! "Stripped" can also be streamed online via YouTube - take a listen via the embedded player below.