Gainesville-based caustic garage punk super-group Post Teens have announced the details of their upcoming new EP titled 'The Heat' out June 5th on No Idea Records. Featuring members of pummeling grind, indie and hard rock acts Averkiou, Asshole Parade, Torche and Shitstorm, Post Teens offer a unique and fast paced, fuzzed-out assault ala The Mummies, Marked Men, Atomic Suplex, The Spits, The Reatards and more.
Having recently announced their signing to Hollywood Waste Records, Boston's Lions Lions is now thrilled to announce the release of their debut album for the label, 'To Carve Our Names', on June 19. Produced by Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta [Bayside, Four Years Strong, Get Scared, Forever The Sickest Kids], the band's music is already grabbing the attention of post-hardcore veterans and the screamo crowd alike.
Swedish Viking Metallers King Of Asgard made an astonishing impact on the scene with their debut album 'Fi'mbulvintr', released in 2010. After playing a bunch of festivals and club shows in 2010 and 2011, King Of Asgard have now finished recording their second album '...To North' at the infamous Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at the helm.
German thrash metallers Dew-Scented have set 'Icarus' as the title for their new album, due out this summer. The brilliant and enticing album artwork was designed by Björn Goosses (Killustrations). Feast your eyes below!
Canada's groove metal wrecking crew Misguided Aggression have made the bold decision to release their 2009 and 2011 albums, 'Hatchala' and 'Flood The Common Ground' for free download online. Both full-lengths can be accessed RIGHT HERE
Fates Warning: a classic name not only on the Metal Blade roster but within the metal scene in general. In the course of our ongoing re-release series, the band's classic 'Inside Out' is another must have item. Fates Warning have always been one of the most influential bands within the metal scene. Being one of the founders of the progressive metal movement they have influenced the likes of Queensryche or Dream Theater among many others.
Ronnie James Dio's stellar musical career was matched by very few, and what turned out to be the last-ever studio album released by his solo band, Dio, will be issued as a picture disc on June 5th. 'Master of the Moon' will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and is the first time the album has been issued as a picture disc in the U.S.
Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 Whitechapel stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, with 'Whitechapel' the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. Drenched in atmospheric darkness, the record is also rife with gripping melodies that drag the listener in to the tumult, willing or otherwise, and across its ten tracks it is infused with an emotional depth that pointedly separates the band from the plethora of two-dimensional mosh-starters that have sprung up in their wake.
The Smashing Pumpkins have unveiled the album cover artwork for their new album 'Oceania', out June 19 via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. The hauntingly beautiful image was photographed by Richard Shay, son of Chicago legend Art Shay.
Bullet Tooth is proud to welcome The Paramedic to their already impressive roster of bands. Intensity, emotion and raw power are three ways to describe Dayton, OH’s The Paramedic. But to pigeonhole the band with just three words would simply be an injustice to this group. Formed in late 2010 by friends Jake Nolan (Guitar), Travis Adkins (Bass), Tony Hovater (Drums), Sean Salasny (Guitar) and Mike Luciano (Lead Vocals); The Paramedic is poised to spearhead the next generation of dynamic metalcore bands, thanks in part to Luciano's diverse R&B background. The band delivers a unique mix blending the insanity of Asking Alexandria, the electro-sensibilities of Attack Attack, and the soulfulness of Jonny Craig.
Legendary Greek classic metal band Marauder have joined forces with Pitch Black Records. Having recently celebrated 22 years since the band was formed, with a number of metal anthems composed throughout the years and having established themselves as one of the most respected acts of the Greek metal scene, Marauder are now back with their fifth album, 'Elegy of Blood'.
Hanover based Cripper proves that varied Thrash Metal does not need lots of frills, since the band's formation in 2005. Since then, the sympathetic-chaotic bunch cut their way through the European Metal scene. With a mix of old school and modern elements, technical skill and a good portion of groove, the quintet with front-elk Britta Görtz has quickly gained a reputation as a playful and rousing live band, inspired by their sweaty shows and enthralling live songs.
Theory tells that tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in listening. Miseration's newest album 'Tragedy Has Spoken' follows this path musically and lyrically. The theme of the third album of these Scandinavians can be described as sum of the major tragedies of mankind’s history. Lyrics for "Tragedy Has Spoken" have been written by Pär Johansson (Satariel, Torchbearer, The Few Against Many) and band’s lead singer Christian Älvestam (also in Solution.45, Torchbearer, ex-Scar Symmetry), and address the diversity of tragedies. Some of which have taken the guise of accidents or natural disasters, while others were carried out with human hands and intent. Behind all this there is to find an imaginary architect, a fictive entity – something powerful, aware, far above the manmade concepts of good or evil: the nature of tragedy itself.
Swedish deathcrust collective Bombs of Hades have unveiled the cover art and track listing for upcoming new full-length, 'The Serpent's Redemption'. The follow-up to 2010’s 'Chambers Of Abominations' offers up eight tracks of sonic wreckage and features cover art by by Polish illustrator Rafal Kruszyk (Interment, Hooded Menace, Machetazo, Cianide, etc.).
Portuguese gnostic/progressive band, Darkside of Innocence are composing their third album which so far has a beautiful concept and some great ideas. However and meanwhile, the band will record a single soon enough which is titled "Sephiroth."
2011 saw the return of Men Without Hats with their "Dance If You Want Tour" that brought their iconic hits "The Safety Dance" and "Pop Goes The World" across Canada for the first time in 2 decades. The Montreal New Wave group is excited to announce the May 22nd release of their highly anticipated new album 'Love In The Age Of War' (out on Big Fat Truck).
Ancient Egypt-themed death metal act, Nile, has revealed the cover artwork of its upcoming album, 'At The Gate Of Sethu', produced by a true genius of darkened visuals, Seth Siro Anton (Soilwork, Paradise Lost, Septic Flesh). Band mastermind, Karl Sanders, commented, "Seth Siro Anton has designed the cover. I have been a fan of Septic Flesh [for] a long time, and as Seth expressed interest, I knew that he would deliver a great job. I would say his work is easily the best we've ever had. He has captured the darker side of the sound of Nile and reflected the music and ideas, the heart and soul of Nile are forming. Seth is a very talented man and understands exactly who we are."
Detroit-based quartet Fawn have teamed up with Quite Scientific Records (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Chris Bathgate) for the release of its debut album 'Coastlines', due out on June 12th. In anticipation of the LP, Fawn has released its first single "Pixels" (DOWNLOAD HERE
) alongside two remixes by fellow Detroit natives Arranged Marriage, and Coyote Clean Up. Fawn consists of members from Kiddo, Child Bite, the Nice Device, the Von Bondies, Javelins, Thunderbirds are Now!, and Those Transatlantics.
Lostprophets will be releasing their new LP 'Weapons' on Fearless Records. 'Weapons' will be the band's first North American release since 'Liberation Transmission', and will be available on June 19th, 2012. The album was recorded in North Hollywood, CA at NRG Studios with producer Ken Andrews (A Perfect Circle, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).
For All Those Sleeping are excited to unveil the track list and cover art for their upcoming full-length 'Outspoken', set to release on June 19, 2012. The follow up to their debut 'Cross Your Fingers', 'Outspoken' was produced by Cameron Mizell (Woe Is Me, I See Stars), and is the sound of a band truly coming into their own. For album two, the band exude a new-found confidence, lyrically channeling an inner rage and exploring their heavier musical side to impressive effect.