FUCKING BOOM! That is basically the sound you'll be greeted with when you hit play on this, the world premiere of the new track "Dead Air" from the band Grenades. Taken from their latest record, Heaven Is Empty, this is a perfect example of Grenades' explosive (pardon the pun) post-hardcore, post-punk, post-whatever power!
Finnish black/death metal entity Lantern will release their recently completed debut full-length, Below
, on Dark Descent Records this Summer. The album will be in stores on June 25th and available for pre-order on CD, black vinyl and red vinyl via the Dark Descent Records Webstore
now. Artwork for Below
comes courtesy of Alexander Brown and album track "Entrenching Presences" is now streaming below.
A Pale Horse Named Death will release their sophomore album Lay My Soul to Waste May 21st in North America on Steamhammer/SPV. Once again the artwork was commissioned by Sam Shearon, who is also responsible for artwork on the band's first release And Hell Will Follow Me. Today the band has premiered the first single from Lay My Soul to Waste entitled "Shallow Grave". Get a first listen below!
South Jersey/Philadelphia pop-punk quartet Count To Four are set to release their debut full-length LP Between Two Cities on April 30th. The album is available for pre-order now via the bands’ Bandcamp page - see link above!
"Deadly Sin" is an apt introduction to this cool new indie rock band called Shy Nature – hiding bleak lyrics behind a curtain of sunny vocal melodies and optimistic guitars, the song portrays a home oblivious to its disintegration. Urgent drums and fuzz bass drive towards a moment of relief, where the guest vocals of Anna Meldrum (Blood Relatives) float alongside those of lead vocalist William before spiraling to conclusion.
German death metallers September Murder are going to release their new album, He Who Invokes Decadence, on June 17 (Europe) and June 18 (worldwide). Once more, the CD has been produced by Jens Martinek at his Schmiedeberg 7 Studios in Rübeland, Germany and was mastered in early 2013 by Peter Neuber at Mega Wimp Sound, Berlin, who has previously done work with Nasum, Vomitory, Primordial and War From A Harlots Mouth. Likewise, Christian Herzer of GUULarts has taken the lead over the artwork again.
Swedish Rock act We Are The Catalyst has uploaded a new track titled "Sad Reality" to their Soundcloud page for free streaming - listen below. This in connection with the band being one of the finalists with "Sad Reality" in the Swedish National Radio music competition "Svensktoppen Nasta", in which the winner will be performing at the TV - broadcasted national music competition "Melodifestivalen 2014" which in turn sends the winner to compete in "Eurovision Song Contest 2014".
Melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity will release their much-anticipated 10th studio album, Construct, on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records. To get your first preview of Construct, hit the YouTube player below below to hear the album track, "For Broken Words".
Melodic death metal heroes Amon Amarth are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album. Titled Deceiver of the Gods, the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel, and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, "Hel." Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th.
Hungary’s Claps For Caroline is excited to announce that they are signing with Imminence Records. The band commented on the signing by stating, "We were really excited when we were contacted by Amanda, owner of Imminence Records, while we were recording our new single. As a European band, it is much more difficult to find a record label and we are proud to be able to join an American one."
American punk band The Transplants are finally back with a ferocious new album called In The Warzone, which hits the street this June 25th via Epitaph records. Preview the title track "In The Warzone" just below via the YouTube player.
Finnish death metallers Decaying are proud to announce that their third full-length album The Last Days Of War is set for release on May 20th via Hellthrasher Productions. The follow-up to their acclaimed sophomore effort Encirclement features eight new tracks with a total running of 46 minutes and marks the debut of new bass player Sebastian Bergman. A new song entitled "Code Name Overlord" can be streamed via a YouTube clip below!
Skillet have just released "Sick of It", the first single off of their forthcoming album, Rise, available June 25th via Atlantic/Word. "Sick of It" picks up where the band left off on 2009's highly successful Awake, but elevates them to the next level. Fans can stream the track just below.
New Jersey’s Man Overboard have posted a new song called "Open Season" off their upcoming third LP titled Heart Attack, out May 28 on Rise Records/Lost Tape Collective. The track features a guest appearance from Geoff Rickly of Thursday and can be streamed right below!
The Devil's Blood announced at the beginning of 2013 that they have "returned to nothingness." At the same time, they announced that plans had already been put into motion to release new material. The new seven song album, III: Tabula Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars, will serve as the band's final full-length release. A new track, "White Storm of Teeth", has been made available for streaming - listen below. III: Tabula Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars will be available for purchase on iTunes April 30th, via all other digital outlets on May 28th, and on CD and vinyl June 11th.
Rising metallic hardcore band Silent Screams recently announced Joel Heywood as their new vocalist and released a new iTunes charting single "The Way We Were", which they have made available to stream via SoundCloud - listen below!
Misser has posted a new song off its upcoming Rise Records EP, Distancing, which will be out on May 28. The track "Burn Out" can be streamed below. The follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed debut LP, Every Day I Tell Myself I’m Going To Be A Better Person, the Distancing EP was recorded in early 2013. The result is 5 infectious rock songs that will keep you hitting repeat.
Highvolmusic is releasing in advance (today) the new single "Beautifully Demolished" by The Beautifully Demolished. The single can be listened to just below via the Bandcamp player.
The Black Dahlia Murder's sixth full-length album, Everblack, will be released worldwide in June 2013. The album art for Everblack was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller and recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams, mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside. Trevor Strnad's horror-inspired lyrics persist on Everblack, beginning with "In Hell is Where She Waits for Me", a reference to the murder from which the band took for their moniker. Stream the first single "Into the Everblack" now below!
Sweden's Generous Maria recently released their album III via Transubstans Records. The new record is loaded with catchy hard rock songs that will surely stick in your head long after hearing them.