Originating from Poland, four-piece symphonic/gothic metal band Victorians has just released its stunning debut album Revival. The album includes 10 songs packed with great melodies, perfect musicianship and enchanting female vocals delivered by Eydis. Revival will be promoted as with the first single "In The End" which is available for streaming below.
Two Titans sees the duo Galvano deliver sludgy powerful riffs and intense drumming combined with slowed down dark passages. They enable you to go through a full spectrum of emotions then back again. Galvano hail from Gothenburg, Sweden and comprises of duo Fredrik and Mattias. Formed in 2005, the band had one direction and one aim, to create something heavy. But it wasn't until 2007 that the band let the outside world hear what they were creating when they released their first demo and started to play shows. The following years saw more touring across Europe playing alongside bands such as Black Breath and Alaskan.
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
On October 26th, 2012 Sweden's Blood Harvest has made available for purchase the 12" vinyl LP version of Serpent Ascending's The Enigma Unsettled. With The Enigma Unsettled the Finnish occult death metal band Serpent Ascending offers a supremely dark experiment in satanic and mesmerizing music conducted on a primitive metal matter by Jarno Nurmi of Slugathor, Desecresy, and Nerlich fame. The album collects both the Serpent Ascending and The Mournful Pilgrimage recordings from 2009 and 2010 on one record, together with a brand new song.
Extreme black metal titans Rage Nucleaire are streaming Unrelenting Fucking Hatred in it's entirety online. The band's debut, featuring ten tracks of ferocious metal at blazing speeds will be out in North America on November 6th. Unrelenting Fucking Hatred is available in CD and Double LP (with download card).
To say that Vladislav "Munruthel" Redkin is a veteran of the Ukranian/Russian metal scene would be an understatement. Redkin has been actively writing and recording in bands and as a solo artist for nearly twenty years now. He started out by releasing the debut album of a project entitled Silentium in 1995, who at the time was the drummer of death metal band Suppuration which would later turn into the Ukrainian metal band Nokturnal Mortum.
Wisconsin's ever-progressing Orwell will see a release of their 2011 EP AVOHFASIH which is an acronym for "A View of Heaven From A Seat In Hell". Originally released themselves last September, the 40-plus minute, 6-song EP will be released through newly formed specialty vinyl label, Threshold of Pain Records, who are also re-releasing efforts from Seamless and planning several splits and releases spanning the heavy music spectrum.
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.
Vancouver, British Columbia band Peace recently recorded their sophomore CD, The World is Too Much With Us, on the east coast of Vancouver Island in the small town and birth place of Pamela Anderson Ladysmith. The record caught the attention of David Dickenson of Suicide Squeeze Records who signed the band not long after. The World is Too Much With Us was released on October 16th right in the midst of Peace's latest North American tour.
Elmo Karjalainen is a masterful guitar player out of Finland who is just starting to make a name for himself internationally. Check out a sample of his work with a free download of the song "Chromatic Tuna".
"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.
New York based Black Wing Halo have announced the free download of "Rats" from their debut album, Welcome to the Show.
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.