Mexican metal powerhouse Chaos Records has set a date of February 27th for the worldwide release of Funeral Whore's 'Step Into Damnation'. The highly anticipated debut from the Dutch bruisers is as real as old school death metal gets; as terrifyingly crushing as it is 100 percent uncompromising. Album track "Wasteland of Corpses" can be streamed below.
London-based metal superstars DragonForce have revealed details of their forthcoming new album. Entitled 'The Power Within', this 10-track monster marks the band's fifth studio album and its first with new singer Marc Hudson behind the microphone. It will be released April 17th by Roadrunner Records in the U.S.
4 years of silence and finally the light… or the darkness : progressive-hardcore Swiss act Kehlvin will be back in April with a brand new album called 'The Orchard Of Forking Paths'. After an acclaimed first album ('The Moutain Daylight Time'), a collaborative split with the doomcore devil creature Rorcal ('Ascension') and the terrific subsequent EP 'Holy Cancer', we find the band diving ways further in its own personal musical approach and thus developing unexpected schemes which give birth to an original vision of how heavy music should sound.
After 2 years of waiting, the German electro metal band Cold Rush will release their new digital maxi CD 'Disclosing The Vicious Seeds' on Saturday, March 17st. With their new Singer Matthias Kupka (Emergency Gate), Cold Rush will be harder, more melodic and catchy. The new full track album 'AmoKKoma' will come soon, you may be curious!
Animal Style Records just released Maker's album 'Mirrors' on vinyl. Grab the album HERE
. Don't forget that you can buy the CD version over at 6131 Records
too! In support of this vinyl release Maker is currently on the road with Pentimento and Light Years. Be sure to catch them on this tour as they are soon hitting Zing Studios (Underoath, A Day To Remember, Killswitch Engage) to record their follow up to 'Mirrors' with producer Eric Arena (A Day To Remember, Farewell To Freeway, The Modern Day Saint).
Church ov Melkarth is heading to the renowned Noisefarm Studio in the remote backwoods of Texas to conjure forth their next work, 'Varkolak', steeped with influences of Slavic mythology, and ambient layers pulled from the Tunnels of Set. Joining them are members of Droomstyyg and Cronophage to infuse their drones with works of violent black metal. This session will herald the band's first independent vinyl release.
Swedish deadly doomsters The Gardnerz have started recording new material for an EP that will follow up their debut album, 'The System Of Nature', which was released last year through Abyss Records and Mechanix Records.
Wretched has entered the studio to record their third full-length album, 'Son Of Perdition'. The forthcoming effort is set for a March 27th release and will be produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, He Is Legend, For Today) at The Basement Studio in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
The Used have launched the pre-sale for their upcoming release 'Vulnerable' today HERE
. Fans will have a variety of choices between a deluxe LP to a Vinyl and all with expanded artwork. Their first single "I Come Alive" premiered on KROQ to much praise. The lyric video can be seen below. Read a review of the song HERE
. The band will be performing at Soundwave Festival in Australia next month.
Dutch symphonic metal band Delain has announced their third album studio album will be titled 'We Are The Others'. Below you can see the cover art Glenn Arthur provided for the album. The album will have Burton C Bell (Fear Factory, City Of Fire) guest singing on the track "Where Is The Blood".
Eulogy Recordings is very proud to announce that we will be releasing new material from Kid Gorgeous. Kid Gorgeous, hailing from Buffalo, NY, features current and ex. members of Buried Alive, Anterrabae and Every Time I Die. While early inceptions of the band had several lineup changes before their first release, the quintet ultimately comprised of vocalist Erik Boccio, guitarists John McCarthy and Steve Micciche, bassist Justin Cuviello and drummer Jesse Muscato.
Gothic metallers Paradise Lost have now revealed the cover artwork for their much anticipated new studio album, 'Tragic Idol', set to be released on April 23rd in Europe and April 24th in North America via Century Media Records. 'Tragic Idol' features artwork designed by Parisian artist Valnoir, who has not only worked on this band's release, but also with artists such as Morbid Angel, Laibach, Ulver, Watain, and more than 150 others.
Deathgasm Records, in conjunction with Orchestrated Misery Recordings, is proud to announce the release of the debut full-length recording from Indiana's Nocturnal Torment on February 9th. 'They Come At Night' is a nine track-exercise in old school death metal that isn't afraid to show its thrash roots. Comparisons to old death metal stalwarts Pestilence and Monstrosity, as well as thrash legends like Sadus, Kreator, and Dark Angel have been made, but with a much heavier sound!
Northern Spy Records is proud to announce a multi record deal with crooner/multi-instrumentalist Charlie Looker, kicking off with the latest record from his prog-experimental outfit Extra Life. Charlie has been wowing fans worldwide with his guitar and vocal stylings for a decade now and the new record 'Dream Seeds', out April 10th, is no exception.
Details on some of the year's filthiest, scathing sludge metal comes to light today, as Lord Mantis prepare to unleash their second full-length album onto the human race in the weeks ahead. Candlelight Records now confirms that March 13th is the day that 'Pervertor' shall crawl forth from the blackest corners of civilization and assert the name Lord Mantis as the fresh scourge mankind should fear.
One of the finest British rock acts to have enjoyed worldwide success over the last few decades, The Cult has wrapped up recording 'Choice Of Weapon', the group's first studio album in five years. The album is set for a May 22nd, 2012 U.S. release on the band's new label Cooking Vinyl, and its 10 tracks reveal the band at its rawest and most visceral, encapsulating cinematic visions and themes of love, revolt, and redemption. Fans can get an early taste of the album HERE
, where the track "Lucifer" is now available as a free download.
Indie Recordings has announced February 28th as the North American release date for both Insense's 'Burn In Beautiful Fire' and Djerv's self-titled debut. Both albums are available now for pre-order at the Indie Recordings' page of the new store
Toronto based garage-pop trio RatTail are set to release their self-titled debut album via Unfamiliar Records/Outside Music on January 31st. The album showcases 9 ramshackle slack-rock gems sure to hit their mark.
King Giant's new LP, 'Dismal Hollow', is officially available today, now available for purchase worldwide via deluxe digital download, on digipak CD and on 180-gram gatefold LP, the latter available in swamp green with bone swirl, and bone with gold haze color schemes.
Bereft is a Los Angeles based melodic sludgy doom band featuring Sacha Dunable of Intronaut and Graviton, Derek Donley of National Sunday Law and Graviton, Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn and ex-The Faceless vocalist Derek Rydquist.