Great Lakes USA is streaming new songs from their upcoming LP, Live Fast, Die Whenever. There are currently three songs streaming from the album which is due out next week on November 6th. "Grown Up Stuff", the latest song to stream, is online now and comes after the release of two previous songs. First released was "Rambling Dudes Forever," a no-frills punk-rock jam that comes included with gnashing guitar solos and a wicked tempo change. Next up was the release of "Black Coffee", an equally pounding, bass-led number.
Houston’s Christian hardcore outfit Currents has released their new single, "Looking Forward", from their BridgeWay Entertainment debut album entitled Spirit And Truth. The single can be heard below and will be available on the debut album which is set to be released November 13th.
Charlotte, North Carolina occult rock band Bloody Hammers will release its debut album Bloody Hammers
on November 23 in Europe via Soulseller Records (February 3, 2013 in North America via Soulseller Records, distributed by RED). Described as "an addictive album with a retro edge that appeals to both the Nick Cave and Black Sabbath sides of the brain," Bloody Hammers
was recorded and produced by bassist and vocalist Anders Manga at NC's Greystone Studios. Named after the singularly atomic Roky Erickson & The Aliens song of the same name, Bloody Hammers
play dark, hallucinatory heavy music that is as primitive and powerful as a dry stone wall and propelled by bassist Anders Manga's captivatingly haunting voice. Pre-orders for the limited edition CD and LP versions of the album will also begin on November 23 at this location
Fresh on the heels of releasing the first and title track from their forthcoming album, Bullet For My Valentine announces today that they will release their fourth studio album entitled Temper Temper on February 12, 2013. The band will be releasing their first official single at the top of 2013. The metal giants recently headlined the UK’s Radio 1's Rock Week at the BBC Maida Vale studios where they debuted the title track. They have also announced a UK tour for March. Stay tuned for US dates to be announced soon.
"This Oakland, CA group is equal parts Insomnium, The Ocean, Agalloch, Type O Negative, Opeth and something all their own," was what MetalSucks said about Secrets of the Sky back in May through one of their 'Unsigned and Unholy' columns. This immediately caught the eyes of many, including Gravedancer Records, who are excited to announce the worldwide signing of the band for the release of their upcoming To Sail Black Waters album.
Dutch death metal overlords, Entrapment, are pleased to unleash their intense debut full-length album, The Obscurity Within. Set to drop via SoulSeller Records on October 26th, 2012 (Europe) and January 8th, 2013 (USA), the mammoth 10-track album was recorded at Perimeter Audio in Velsen-Noord, NL, produced by Marc van Duivenvoorde and features cover art by Mattias Frisk (Vanhelgd).
Canadian progressive metal pioneers Voivod have premiered the artwork for their 13th studio album, Target Earth. The original art was once again drawn by drummer Away (Michel Langevin) and features color schemes from each one of the band's' previous albums. To hear the album's first single, "Mechanical Mind," please stream it below!
"My Name Is Vengeance" is one of two brand new songs from Jersey-based metallers 40 Below Summer and it can now be streamed just below! Both tracks will appear on the group's upcoming sixth album Fire At Zero Gravity due in 2013 on a yet-to-be-determined label.
French post-hardcore unit, General Lee, have inked a worldwide deal with New Jersey-based Play The Assassin Records. The band's new full-length, Raiders Of The Evil Eye, will be released on November 15, 2012. With their first two releases primarily finding audiences in France, the band has signed with Play The Assassin Records and will be exposed to their largest audience yet. Raiders Of The Evil Eye finds the band teetering on the edge of a molecular meltdown; further blurring the lines of the posts-metal/hardcore. A seven-song thirty-three-minute explosion of extremes, Raiders Of The Evil Eye is chaotic yet controlled; extreme yet blissful. Raiders Of The Evil Eye will be presented in a limited edition, six-panel digipak.
Lynchmada are back with their latest crushing single "Immerser." The song was mixed and mastered once again by renowned U.S. producer Zeuss responsible for production on many great track from bands like Soulfly, Hatebreed and Shadows Fall. The band was familiar with working with Zeuss after he produced Lynchmada's second album To The Earth released at the end of last year. Lynchmada have been successful at building a great following of fans lately, thanks to their broad appeal to fans of all types of heavy music.
Sentence, a progressive death metal band from Paris, France, has just revealed a second extract of their upcoming first album, called Everywhere. You can listen to "One Day" just below. Everywhere will be released on December 15th, 2012.
As Amenra prepare for the worldwide disbursement of their newest studio full-length, Mass V, on November 27th via Neurot Recordings, today they share the opening track from the album, "Dearborn And Buried". Delve into the more than nine-minute-long anthem and the artwork for the LP version of Mass V below.
Texas atmospheric deathcore young guns Wherever They Fail are excited to announce that their new album, entitled Divinity, will be released November 6th. In promotion for the forthcoming release, the band has released their new song entitled "WTF" on YouTube - stream it below.
"Sword of Damocles," track #10 from Ragnarok's upcoming full-length on Agonia Records, Malediction, is available for streaming online - check it out below! Malediction was recorded, mixed and mastered by Devo of Marduk's fame at Endarker Studios. It will be released by Agonia on October 30th in Europe/UK and on November 6th in North America. The album will be available as a jewelcase CD, digital download and limited vinyl with exclusive bonus track (first 100 copies on a hand-numbered brown vinyl).
LunariaN is the type of band to go beyond the boundaries or borders that have been set by the music industry while still staying true to rock n' roll music. The band has been influenced by so many, including Radiohead, Rammstein and even Baroque and classical music. LunariaN is characterized by unusual breakdowns and progressions with a vintage and modern sound mixed with abstract poetic lyrics that speak loud and true of reflections on society and life experiences.
Vancouver BC's Lovecraftian death metal trio Auroch whom are unleashing their first full-length album From Forgotten Worlds via Polish label Hellthrasher Productions on October 26, 2012 are now streaming their latest single "Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)" online - stream it below.
Symphonic metal band Neverstar’s new single "Lose Control", which is scheduled for release on October 22nd, is now available for streaming - listen below! "Lose Control" and its b-side track "Forgotten" will be available as free download a day before general release to those subscribed to the band's mailing list
. Thereafter, it will be available from all major digital music platforms.
Multinational heavy metal band Raven Lord have revealed the cover art for their debut album, Descent to the Underworld. A brand new song "Black Friar", can be streamed below. The track comes off the band’s new album, Descent to the Underworld, which will be released due in December 2012.
Bayside has premiered another new song from their forthcoming EP Covers – Volume 1. Exclusively streaming on their own official band site, "Moving Out (Anthony’s Song)" is the rock/punk outfit’s take on a Billy Joel classic. Though formed in Queens, NY, the members of Bayside live close to or in Long Island, NY, the same musical stomping grounds that the "Piano Man" sprang from. As front-man Anthony Raneri says: "This is definitely one of the songs that made us want to do this EP. We've talked about how fun this would be to cover for years. There is definitely footage of me at 3 years old singing Billy Joel songs into a banana."
French Thrash/Death outfit Destinity have revealed the first track entitled "Aiming A Fist In Enmity" off the upcoming album Resolve In Crimson
- stream it below! Album artwork was handled by Strychneen Studio
. Destinity's new album Resolve In Crimson
, which was again produced by Jacob Hansen is set to be released on November 19th in Europe and a day later in North America.