Spiritual Genocide is the latest album by iconic German thrash trio Destruction. The album was released this past November in Europe, now the thirteenth in the long and illustrious career of this pioneering thrash metal band. The album features eleven new songs and with the addition of the band's new drummer Vaaver a couple of years ago, it really opened up tons of new possibilities during the recording of this record. For Destruction fans in North America, Spiritual Genocide will be released on February 5th.
Tempe, Arizona-based rock/post-hardcore band Reactions today released their latest song "Rebirth." "Rebirth" is the first new music from Reactions since the quintet released its Archetypes EP on June 19th. The band will be embarking upon a month-long series of tour dates that they are dubbing the Rebirth Tour. The dates will take Reactions from Scottsdale, Arizona on February 1st around the South, Southeast and Midwest until the tour winds up back in New Mexico on February 28th.
"Nothing Left To Lose" is the latest track from UK rock quartet Heaven's Basement. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album, Filthy Empire, which will be released on February 5th in North America. In other Heaven's Basement news, the band has just been confirmed to appear at this year's Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio May 17-19. They will also appear at this year's Download Festival in the UK June 14-16. They just wrapped a run as support for Buckcherry in Canada and will set out on a headlining tour in the UK around the release of Filthy Empire. They will then be main support in Europe for Black Veil Brides before heading back to the US in May.
Hundredth have premiered a lyric video for their song "Ruin", which is the lead track from their upcoming new EP Revolt. Revolt is the first half of Hundredth's double EP titled Revolt/Resist with the first part coming out on March 19th. The second half of the double EP, Resist, being released later in 2013. Hundredth will hit the road in February with Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Vanna and No Bragging Rights for a month and a half long tour of North America.
In demand Brit rockers Muse have posted a lyric video for "Supremacy", the second single to be lifted from their critically acclaimed album The 2nd Law. The album has shifted 1.5 million copies and the band will embark on their biggest stadium tour so far with a series of dates this year including Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Etihad Stadium, Manchester and two nights at Emirates Stadium, London.
Reign Supreme have premiered a lyric video for "The Hopelessly Devoted," which will appear on their upcoming EP Sky Burial due out on March 19th. The 7-track EP, which was produced by Will Putney (Stray From The Path, Hundredth), features guest appearances by Scott Wade of Comeback Kid, Chris Colohan of Cursed/Burning Love, and Mike Moynihan/Steve Muscemi of Hollow Earth. The band is from the Philadelphia area and is one of the heaviest hardcore bands to ever emerge from the city.
Rising horror metalcore outfit Motionless In White have just posted a live/lyric video recorded on their North American headline tour. The video celebrates their recent cinematic thriller "Devil's Night" hitting 1 million views on YouTube.
In the wake of recent outbursts by members of the music community on the issue of homosexuality, The Sheds have decided to move ahead their plans and release "Ignorance Is Bliss," the first single from their upcoming album I'll Be Fine. The song is their stance as supporters of gay rights and a statement against the intolerance towards homosexuality in society. The Sheds are currently wrapping up 'The Strike'em Hard Tour' with Truth And Its Burden and will release I'll Be Fine in the spring.
Eye Sea I is a six piece post-hardcore band from Narva, Estonia which started back in 2010 with the goal to push the boundaries within their genre and to create something unique. In September 2011 the band headed into the studio and spent almost a year writing and selecting only the finest material for their debut album called Legend. The album is soon set for release and features a mixture of catchy song structures, fast melodic riffs smashed with epic ground shaking breakdowns and tender female vocals. Currently Eye Sea I are looking to tour Europe this Summer.
Goremasters Aborted are heading out on tour with Vader this month, and fans can expect the band to play a ton of old and new classics! To celebrate this upcoming European tour, Aborted has now launched a new lyric video for "Vermicular, Obscene, Obese" from their latest album, Global Flatline. The tour will last for nearly four weeks through mid-January to mid-February in Western Europe.
The lyric video to the latest track from Devourment, "Fifty Ton War Machine", the first track from their Conceived In Sewage LP, was unveiled today. The rabid new lyric video was cut-up for the album’s second track, "50 Ton War Machine," the latest loving anthem from this death metal group. Conceived In Sewage proves to be Devourment's most eviscerating release yet, gushing with over thirty-three minutes of the band’s hate-fueled brutality. The record will see release on February 19th in North America.
Holy Grail have debuted a lyric video to go along with the title track to their upcoming album Ride the Void. The album will be released on January 22nd in North America and was produced by Grammy award winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom). The band will kick off an extensive tour cycle on the upcoming Metal Alliance tour, which will see them play alongside Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, and Municipal Waste.
Rukia was formed in June of 2006 in Poland. After a few line up changes and demo recordings, they release the five tracked album Lithium Sarabin (2008) with Gabriel Juriewicz and Pauline Lemańska on a board. 2011 brought about other lineup changes and the resulting EP Midnight Runner released in March of 2012. They just released their brand new single "Miaow! Death Kittys' Life."
It's hard to believe, but it's been ten years this year since Norwood, Ontario band Three Days Grace struck it huge with their song "I Hate Everything About You" and self-titled debut album. They recently released their fourth studio album Transit of Venus in October, another hit for the band largely thanks to the lead single "Chalk Outline." They have just released a lyric video for the album's second single "The High Road" and the band will be out on tour in February and March with P.O.D. and Shinedown.
Portuguese thrash metallers Switchtense have recently released an official lyric video for the song "The Right Track." The track is one of the four unreleased songs that will be featured on the upcoming live release Switchtense – 10 Unbreakable Years, which celebrates their tenth anniversary and will be available on February 15th on DVD/CD. The DVD includes live footage from their entire performance at Moita Metal Fest from earlier this year and The extra CD features three new songs and one re-recorded track from their 2006 EP Brainwash Show.
In celebration of the release of the band's 4th studio album, Notes from the Underground on January 8th, Hollywood Undead have been releasing lyric videos for each track off of the album. The latest lyric video to be released is for the very catchy track "Pigskin." To celebrate the release of the album the band will be embarking on The Underground Tour, where they will be performing at eleven small clubs for their die-hard fans. The tour kicks off at the Key Club in Los Angeles on January 8th, and wraps up at the Mod Club in Toronto, ON on January 23rd.
Virginia Beach’s Provoke, Destroy has released their new single, and the first with their new vocalist Mason Ewbank, entitled "Hourglass." "Hourglass" follows the June release of the band’s second EP Rosewell which sprouted the single "Sumatra". Provoke, Destroy was formed in early 2011 and Rosewell is composed of 5 songs, which include "Sumatra" and "This Asylum," and was released on June 12, 2012. It is the follow up to their debut, three song EP released last year.
We Are Killing Ourselves were born in 2001 in Almeirim, Portugal, when a circle of friends with similar musical influences set out to create their own brand of storming metal music. Their first album Deconstructive Essence came out in 2007 followed by their sophomore LP in 2010 titled The Road of Awareness. The group just released a special holiday treat for their fans in the form of a lyric video for the new song "Coronation of Existence."
Dutch death metal mongers Centurian have debuted a new track from their forthcoming third album, Contra Rationem. This is Centurian's first offering of new material in eleven years and is slated for a 2013 release. The band was going strong between 1997 and 2002 before breaking up that year. They got back together last year and reemerged at the Neurotic Deathfest 2011.
New York death metal veterans Suffocation have made a lyric video for the brand new track "As Grace Descends." The songs comes from their upcoming album Pinnacle of Bedlam, which will be released on February 19th in North America. Pinnacle of Bedlam will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP.