Recently the Norwegian black 'n' roll legion Vreid released their single "The Reap" from their forthcoming new full-length, Welcome Farewell. Cold and compelling, the follow-up to 2011’s Norwegian Grammy-nominated album V, which Decibel Magazine called, "...Vreid's finest hour," was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5, 2013.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club recently announced that their sixth studio album, titled Specter At The Feast, is set for release March 19 on Abstract Dragon / Vagrant.
Hailing from the southern beaches of Sydney, Strangers are ready to make their waves in the U.S.
Australian industrial metal heavyweights Synthetic Breed are pleased to announce that they have released a brand new single featuring the return of original vocalist Callan Hughes. The new track, "Xenogenesis", is a "taste of what's to come" from the emerging band, bringing a polished and more refined sound to the table while retaining the same formulated chaos the band is known for. "Xenogenesis" was mastered by Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver.
"Fried Eyes" is the latest track, and free download, from Orange County, Los Angeles' The Lovely Bad Things.
German heavy metal brigade Sacred Steel has posted another track off their forthcoming album, The Bloodshed Summoning. This newest song to be offered off of the album is titled "When the Siren Calls" and can be heard at the Cruz Del Sur Bandcamp page - listen now just below!
On February 26th, SST Records will release Life is Too Short to Not Hold a Grudge, the debut album from Good For You, the brand new band featuring influential guitarist and bandleader Greg Ginn and professional skateboarder and musician Mike Vallely (aka Mike V). Featuring eleven uniquely distinct high-energy rock songs blistered with themes of betrayal, regret, disillusionment, resolve, determination and independence propelled by Ginn's distinctive, stun-gun guitar, Life is Too Short to Not Hold a Grudge sets a new course for both musicians and delivers a strong statement of intent that begs to be heard.
If you're looking for a "heavy" dose of hard rock and metal then this free download of "In These Riot Streets" from Moment of Intertia will be sure to satisfy.
"Van Man" is the first single off of Unmacho. It’s a succinct headbanger with lyrics that mean nothing and everything at the same time.
Talk about starting young. Apothesary was a band created in 2009 by two 14 year olds who simply had the dream of creating a band and playing music.
Australian heavy metal warlords Raven Black Night will release their Metal Blade debut Barbarian Winter February, 19th. Raven Black Night has now posted the album artwork and the first single taken off Barbarian Winter. Head below to check out "Morbid Gladiator".
South Carolina USDM war machine Lecherous Nocturne will release their third full-length album, Behold Almighty Doctrine, on March 19th via Unique Leader Records. The long-awaited follow up to 2008's The Age of Miracles has Passed raises the band's already considerable game yet again. The band's technically accomplished musicianship and skillfully concise songwriting fuse without seam to make what will surely be considered one of the year's most lethal displays of U.S. Death Metal firepower. The short of it? Faces will melt. Album cut "Those Having Been Hidden Away" can be heard below.
Tyrants Blood are an extreme speed metal band that were conceived in late Summer 2005, and solidified its original lineup in January of 2006. Started by ex-Witches Hammer/Blasphemy guitarist Marco Banco (Traditional Sodomizer of the Goddess of Perversity) and local drummer Kevin Volatile, the group now consists of Marco Banco, ex-Abuse drummer Matt "Blood" Modder, infernal Majesty vocalist 'Brian "Messiah" Langley' and bass/vocalist Vinnie Borden.
"This Momentary Bliss," a new track off the ninth studio album by Swedish melodic metal band Soilwork, is now up on YouTube for your listening enjoyment - check it out just below. About the song, Soilwork frontman Björn "Speed" Strid has stated, "Reminding you of A Predator’s Portrait days. Super-catchy and groovy chorus."
New York death metal veterans, Suffocation, have made the brand new track "Cycles of Suffering" available for streaming on SoundCloud - take a listen via the player below. The song comes from their upcoming album Pinnacle of Bedlam, which will be released on February 15th in Europe and on February 19th in North America.
March 5th, 2013 marks the release date of the latest album from the Bay Area’s Hatchet. The quartet’s sophomore work is a huge step forward in precise aggression, performance, songwriting and production.
Already being herald as one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Bring Me The Horizon's upcoming fourth studio album, Sempiternal will be the defining sound of heavy music in 2013 and it is scheduled for release on April 30th via Epitaph Records. Check out the new song "Shadow Moses" just below! Proving to be perpetual favorites among fans, the album’s first single "Shadow Moses" came charging out of the gates last week after premiering on Zane Lowe’s BBC’s Radio 1, forcing Epitaph to post the song on YouTube a week in advance due to popular demand.
Italian female-fronted death/doom metal outfit Into Darkness will release the CD version of their self-titled debut EP in February 2013 via Hellthrasher Productions. The vinyl treatment was recently released through Iron Bonehead Productions, while the cassette tape edition was put out last Autumn by Unholy Domain Records. Each version features different cover artwork.
Italian Death Metal masters The Modern Age Slavery will release their new slab of sonic torture entitled Requiem For Us All on March 19th via Pavement Entertainment. A stream of the title track "Requiem For Us All" can be heard below via the YouTube player.
Cosmic Suckerpunch, the independent Los Angeles rock band who have set fire to the Hollywood concert circuit with their spine tingling guitar licks and satirical lyrics are offering their colossal single "Cosmic" for free download.