Good news? Good news! Black Crown Initiate are streaming yet another excellent track from their upcoming debut album, The Wreckage of Stars. ‘Withering Waves’ continues on in true Black Crown Initiate fashion in being ridiculously technical, well structured, and absolutely killer all the way. Check it out after the jump!
Category: Upcoming releases
I’ve been jamming the new Decapitated album, Blood Mantra, for several weeks now, and spoiler alert: it rules, freaking hard. The polish death metal connoisseurs released the first taste of the Blood Mantra over a month ago, and now the band has released the absolutely ripping title track for your listening pleasure. Listen after the jump.
By now you should already know that we’re beyond hyped for the new The Ghost Inside album and can you blame us? They last track released was a breath of fresh air and emotional weight within the constant stream of generic and unconvincing hardcore/metalcore. The boys at TGI are back again and have another track for us, the title track named ‘Dear Youth’. Check it out after the jump and prepare your necks!
Revocation are getting ready to release their upcoming full length Deathless via Metal Blade Records, their first release with their new label. We’ve already heard one single from the band, and now they’ve gone ahead and given us another one. ‘Madness Opus’, described by Dave Davidson when we interviewed him as “one of the heaviest songs we’ve ever written”, is streaming now over at Noisey. Check it!
Intronaut are one my my favorite bands, and many of us on the blog consider their last two album as cornerstones in prog metal. I’ve seen them three times in the last year, at venues large and small, and they were spectacular and flawless every single time. They are also incredibly nice guys, as evident from when I interviewed Dave and Sacha back in 2013.
In the latter half of last month, Stolas announced their new album Allomaternal and dropped a new track for our eager ears. We are now given another chance to see what this new album is about, and this time the main focus is not crazy guitar riffs or piercing screams, but the excellent cleans. I mean, I’m not complaining! Prepare to be serenaded after the jump.
Full of Hell are known for incorporating elements of noise into their brand of powerviolence, so the announcement that they would be releasing a collaborative album with acclaimed Japanese noise artist Merzbow provided no surprise (but plenty of anticipation). The album (creatively titled Full of Hell & Merzbow) is planned for release on November 25th on 2xCD through Profound Lore, with the second disk (entitled Sister Fawn) showing a heightened focus on Merzbow‘s contribution. In the meantime, the band has debuted a new track, ‘Gordian Knot,’ via Noisey, along with an interview with vocalist Dylan Walker discussing the band’s history, their signing with Profound Lore and working with Merzbow.
Apparently not content with just being part of Deafheaven’s ridiculous touring schedule over the past year, the San Francisco band’s guitarist Shiv Mehra and drummer Dan Tracy – alongside fellow musicians Varun Mehra and Christopher Natividad – have announced the upcoming Creepers debut record, in addition to premiering album opener ‘Stuck‘.
Ever since Opeth‘s Mikael Akerfeldt announced his departure from Swedish death metal outfit Bloodbath (featuring members of Katatonia), we’ve been waiting with bated breath for news of his successor. Finally, the long-awaited and oft-teased announcement has finally been made, and Bloodbath have tapped Paradise Lost‘s Nick Holmes as a totally out of left field pick for frontman going forward.
As is the expectation when a new Slipknot album comes along, the band has revealed the new masks they will be wearing during the .5: The Gray Chapter album cycle. They first appeared in the music video for “The Devil In I”, and now the band has launched a website slowly revealing each of the individual members’ masks. Check out more info after the jump.