On March 15th, 2012, the initial offering from atmospheric black/doom collective Vattnet Viskar will see the light of day. The New Hampshire-based quartet have teamed up with brand-new Brooklyn label Broken Limbs Recordings to release a three song, self-titled EP that marks the band's first foray onto vinyl.
Planet Earth, behold the mighty prog-strewn high-powered trio Dog Shredder. The Bellingham, Washington-based outfit's rambunctious metallic output is about to bore its way into your head like a pissed-off electrified sixty-pound millipede on a brain-drilling mission.
Finally… it's done. 'Shadowmaker' the new studio album from German metal legends Running Wild is ready to hit the shops. Recorded at the PJ Music Studios in Hannover (Germany) by Peter Jordan, Niki Nowy and bandleader Rock N'Rolf, the album contains 10 brand new tracks. Rock N'Rolf talks about the recordings and future plans in a video message below.
Our Lady Peace have proven fighters in the two decades since they formed in Toronto, a fitting theme for "Heavyweight," the first single from their upcoming, eighth studio album, 'Curve', which is slated for release on April 3rd, 2012.
Legendary Swedish producer Tomas Skogsberg (Backyard Babies, The Hellacopters, Entombed, Tiamat, Dismember, Katatonia, etc, etc) will mix in April at famous Sunlight Studio, Stockholm, 'Towards Sheol', the debut Code Of Hypocrisy EP. The initial recording sessions for the EP took place in Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, with Raul Cardoso as sound engineer.
Primitive Weapons have posted a video teaser for their upcoming album, 'The Shadow Gallery;' check it out, below. Pre-order for the album, which will be released on March 13th in North America, March 19th in the UK and March 23rd in mainland Europe, has been launched. 'The Shadow Gallery' is available on CD, or as a CD/T-shirt bundle, has been launched at the HERE
Slash -the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter-is currently in a Los Angeles studio putting the finishing touches on his second solo album. The as-yet-untitled disc is due out May 22nd on Slash's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI and will follow his 2010 debut album 'Slash' and his November 2011 first-ever live solo album, the two-CD/DVD set 'Made In Stoke 24/7/11'.
UK band Dry The River have announced they will release their debut album 'Shallow Bed' on April 17th through RCA Records. The album is produced by Peter Katis who has worked with Interpol and The National and was recorded in Connecticut.
Hellsongs are famous around the world for their outstanding cover versions of metal and hard rock songs. Once you've heard their versions of Iron Maden or AC/DC you will not forget them. This is especially true seeing the band performing live. Amazing and really, really fun!
'Black As Death', the new album from Belgian neo-classical power metal masters Iron Mask, will be released stateside this February 14th, following its European release in December. What started as a side project for Magic Kingdom guitar master Dushan Petrossi a decade ago, has taken on a life of its own, Iron Mask eventually becoming the more popular of the two outfits.
Legendary Czech death metal legion Master have completed work on their eleventh studio offering. Entitled 'The New Elite', the 11-track work of deviance was again recorded at Shaark Studios and features cover art by German graphic designer Mark Bridgeman, viewable at below. Check out the song "Smile As You're Told" under the track listing.
The success of 'Inner Monster Out', considered by the large majority of the media in Brazil as one of the best releases of 2011, has reached other parts of the world. Shadowside has just signed with Spiritual Beast for the release of this material on March 14th. The album reaches stores in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and China.
Umea's Naglfar has now revealed the cover artwork of their upcoming album, 'Téras' - the band's first studio release since 2007! Featuring artwork by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity), who has already designed artwork for bands such as In Flames, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and many others, 'Téras' will be released through Century Media Records on March 26th in Europe and March 27th in North America with nine tracks of pristine, Swedish melodic black metal. The complete track-listing for the album is below.
It's only 6 years ago when Germany's first class rockers Fair Warning with their charismatic frontman Tommy Heart reentered the stage after a break of nearly 5 years with to introduce the reunion album 'Brother's Keeper'. A sold out tour through Japan as well as some really impressive festival shows throughout Europe followed.
German thrash titans Kreator have revealed the title of the bands upcoming album: 'Phantom Antichrist'. The album is currently being produced at the famous Fascination Street Studio with renowned producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork, Devin Townsend, Amon Amarth) in Örebro, Sweden. 'Phantom Antichrist' marks the band's debut for Nuclear Blast and is set to be released June 1st, 2012 (Europe) and June 5th, 2012 (North America)!
The follow up to 2010's 'Exiled To Earth' is being recorded with producer and former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader (DevilDriver, Five Finger Death Punch) at Silver Sound and Mt. Olympus Studios in Los Angeles. It will be the band's first album to feature vocalist Mauro Gonzalez and bassist Jessie Sanchez.
Drawing upon the influence of Battles, Russian Circles and Don Caballero, Brontide are a riff-heavy, intelligent instrumental-rock band that possesses an almost limitless scope. Featuring members from I Was A Cub Scout, La Roux and Pictures, Brontide explore and experiment beyond the boundaries of instrumental music with explosive effects. With dreamy melodies cast adrift by frenetic, technical drumbeats and big guitar loops, it's no wonder they have already gained a cult following.
After releasing the heaviest album of their career with 2010's 'If Tomorrow The War' (produced by Justin K Broadrick of Jesu/Godflesh), Constants' fifth studio album 'Pasiflora' reveals a very different side of the band, this time with an emphasis on shoegaze and an almost retro-sensibility. Whispering vocal harmonies, walls of chorused synths and booming Peter Gabriel-esque drums coalesce into an album landing somewhere between M83 and Mew. Simply put, Pasiflora might just be their best and most creative release yet.
Listenable Records has set April 4th, 2012 as the North American release date for 'Awaken The Reason', the third album from French brutal djent metal mongers Outcast. 'Awaken The Reason' is the band's strongest and most solid recording to date and it genuinely captured the band's musical madness.
Anathema will return in April with Weather Systems, their brand new studio album. 'Weather Systems' is the follow-up to 2010's 'We're Here Because We're Here', which has been featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as ''definitely among the best albums I've ever had the pleasure to work on.''