Ever since the pioneers of the “Gothenburg style” Melodic Death Metal sound, At The Gates, have announced a comeback studio album with the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece 'Slaughter Of The Soul' (1995), the anticipation within the scene has been immense. At The Gates are now in full pre-production mode and expect to be recording the upcoming album 'At War With Reality' in June / July with a tentative release period of October / November 2014 via Century Media Records worldwide.
At The Gates have now launched a video featuring updates on the new material’s pre-production process. Check it out here.
Most recently, At The Gates have announced the dates for their 'At War With Reality' tour throughout Europe and the UK together with label mates Triptykon and Morbus Chron for December, which many people consider one of the most tasteful extreme metal packages of the year 2014. Here is a list of all upcoming At The Gates live-shows announced so far:
AT THE GATES @ Festivals 2014:
SA 26.04.2014 Santiago (Chile) – The Metal Fest
SA 17.05.2014 Trezzo Sull'adda (Italy) – Metal Italia
FR 23.05.2014 Baltimore (USA) – Maryland Death Fest
TH 10.07.2014 Neskaupstadur (Iceland) – Eistnaflug Festival
AT THE GATES + Support:
TH 20.11.2014 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
FR 21.11.2014 Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutako
SA 22.11.2014 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi
AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 27.11.2014 Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
FR 28.11.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
SA 29.11.2014 Malmö (Sweden) – KB
AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 04.12.2014 London (UK) – Forum
FR 05.12.2014 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
SA 06.12.2014 Glasgow (UK) – Garage
SU 07.12.2014 Birmingham (UK) – Academy
MO 08.12.2014 Cardiff (UK) – Solus
WE 10.12.2014 Essen (Germany) – Turock
TH 11.12.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
FR 12.12.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
SA 13.12.2014 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
SU 14.12.2014 Wien (Austria) – Arena
TU 16.12.2014 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
WE 17.12.2014 Munich (Germany – Backstage Werk
TH 18.12.2014 Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix
FR 19.12.2014 Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik
SA 20.12.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof
More details on 'At War With Reality' will be unveiled soon…
English Melodic Extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have launched their Kickstarter campaign in support of their second and as-of-yet untitled album.
Check It out right here.
On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos leading to the official launch offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews and some new album demo snippets. Check out the videos below.
Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona
Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas
Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas
More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans
The Browning are due to kick off their US tour with Upon This Dawning tomorrow - Friday 18th April - just a few weeks after The Browning wrapped up a European trek with Chelsea Grin.
The "Across the Nation" tour starts off at the House of Blues in San Diego, California, and finishes up at the legendary Whiskey A Go G in West Hollywood on 18th May. Also performing alongside The Browning and Upon This Dawning are Adestria, Phinehas and Dayseeker.
Apr. 18 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 19 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile Theater
Apr. 20 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Apr. 22 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
Apr. 23 - San Antonio, TX - Korova
Apr. 24 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Apr. 25 - Dallas, TX - Tomcats West
Apr. 26 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Apr. 27 - Kansas City, MO - Granada Theater
Apr. 28 - Kokomo, IN - Center Stage
Apr. 30 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
May 01 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 02 - Lemoyne, PA - The Champ
May 03 - Fayetteville, NC - The Drunken Horse Pub
May 04 - Springfield, VA - Empire
May 05 - Stanhope, NJ - Stanhope House
May 06 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
May 07 - Amityville, NY - Revolution Music Hall
May 08 - Akron, OH - Rock Factory
May 09 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
May 11 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
May 13 - Denver, CO - The Roxy Theatre
May 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
May 16 - Sacramento, CA - Assembly Music Hall
May 17 - Santa Ana, CA - Malones Concert Venue
May 18 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go
Californian Technical Death metal faction, Inanimate Existence, who feature within their ranks members of Brain Drill and Son Of Aurelius, will unleash their sophomore effort, "A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement" this Summer via Extreme Metal merchants, Unique Leader Records.
Tracked by Max Zigman (Son Of Aurelius, Smaragos) at Parade Outrageous in Santa Cruz and produced by Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, "A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement" boasts eight conceptual tracks of progressive punishment.
The follow-up to 2012's "Liberation Through Hearing", which MetalSucks championed for its "eerie, psychedelic themes richly animated by the grandiose contrast between shamanic atmosphere and uncompromising brutality", finds Inanimate Existence's signature, over-the-top compositions elevated to an entirely new level of profundity. Each movement marvels at its own innovative density as intricate guitar structures coil seamlessly around complex rhythms and infernal vocal tirades all the while maintaining an absorbing magnetism that draws exploratory listeners in with each new measure. The record includes several guest musicians who offer female vocal accents, clarinet, bass flute, harp, bongos and other nuances to the proceedings, only adding to the record's already confounding depth.
"A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement" Track Listing:
1. Om Mani Padme Um
3. Bioluminescent Photophores
4. The Rune of Destruction
5. The Catacomb Of Mirrors
6. Staring Through Fire
7. Out of Body Experience
8. Dueling Shadows
Inanimate Existence's "A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement" will be released June 24th, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. Special pre-order bundles will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, wrap your head around the album teaser here.
Inanimate Existence are:
Cameron Porras - Guitar / Vocals
Joel Guernsey - Guitar
Ron Casey - Drums (Brain Drill)
Riley McShane - Vocals (Son Of Aurelius)
Scott Bradley - Bass
Bulgaria's Enthrallment are pleased to unveil their official music video for "Mummified Ante Mortem", this comes from their newest album "The Voice of Human Perversity" and is now playing here.
PureGrainAudio.com are currently offering a download of the album track "Tool of Suicide." The MP3 is still available free of charge here.
"The Voice of Human Perversity" is out now via Rebirth the Metal Productions in Europe, South America, and North America. Also via Grindhead Records in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. The album was Mastered by James Murphy in Safehouse Productions, the follow up to 2012's
"People from the Lands of Vit (United Guttural)" raises the bar yet again with Enthrallement's deft blend of American and European Death Metal styles.
"A true classic of death metal." 14/15- Twilight-Magazin.de
"35 minutes of pound your face in to a steel girder whilst inserting your fingers in a meat grinder Metal, their greatest album to date." - Metal Temple
"From the cavernous, dark production to the no-nonsense approach to the music, this record just reeks of Death Metal brutality." 4/5 - Metal Rules
"Pure and good...approximately what CANNIBAL CORPSE on 'The Bleeding' celebrated masterfully." 4/5 - Stormbringer.at
Kill The Whore, a Goregrind / Death Metal band from Belize in South America are proud to unveil their first song "Necrophagy After Necropsy" from their upcoming album.
Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_VFzBEYKEE&sns=em
Norwegian Gothic metal band Sirenia have signed a record deal with Napalm Records!
The Austrian label is more than excited to welcome back the band on their artist roster:
"Morten is an amazing songwriter and with his band Sirenia they still belong at the top of Gothic Metal. We barely can´t wait to check out the first new songs and to release the new album in early 2015." Says Nadir Amrioui / A&R of Napalm Records.
Morten / Sirenia comments on the signing:
"We are very excited about having signed a new deal with Napalm Records. This is where Sirenia began our career 13 years ago, so it feels like a homecoming in many ways. Looking forward to keep on bringing our music out to all the metalheads around the world together with Napalm. There is much more to come. Cheers!"
The release date for the Medusa's Child album "Empty Sky" on CD is May 16th, 2014. The pre-order phase will start on May 2nd, 2014 one the Pure Steel Records web-shop. Since 1999 the Swiss band Medusa's Child created Melodic Power / Heavy Metal with clean, but still powerful vocals. After the re-release of the 2010 album "Damnatio Memoriae”, the new studio album "Empty Sky" is going to be released by Pure Steel Publishing also. The quintet has not forsaken his way: A thundering double bass, outstanding, catchy guitar harmonies, spherical keyboards and a great voice will surely convince all fans of bands like (older) Stratovarius or (young) Hammerfall! The album consists of 12 songs which are offering a wide range for the traditional Power Metal listener, for instance the catchy "Nevermore", the powerful up-tempo song "Paradise Eternally" or the (semi) ballad "My Inner Voice". With “Beethoven’s Kiss” the band is paying a small tribute to the classical music as well. Without to copy somebody, Medusa's Child created a little masterpiece, which stands in one line with the above mentioned bands.
2. Empty Sky
3. Remember You
4. Seeds I Sow
5. Credi In Dio
6. My Inner Voice
7. Slave Of Memory
8. Paradise Eternally
9. Turn Back The Time
11. Beethoven’s Kiss
12. My Inner Voice Accoustic (Bonustrack)
Total Playing Time: 61:46min
Crow - vocals / backing vocals
Toni Bettschen – guitars
Cyrill Probst – guitars
Markus Moser – bass
Adrian Jüsy – drums
Breathe Carolina are thrilled to premiere 2 new songs from their forthcoming album. The music video for their new song ‘Sellouts’ (Ft. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria) is now online along with ‘Chasing Hearts’ (Ft. Tyler Carter of Issues). Both feature on the album ‘Savages’ – due for release April 14th on Fearless Records. Alongside the new songs, the band has launched the pre-order for the new album both physically on the Fearless web-store and digitally on iTunes. With each pre-order, fans will receive an instant download of ‘Sellouts’.
Check out the music video at the links here:- ‘Sellouts’ here. and ‘Chasing Hearts’ here.
Pre-order through: iTunes here. / CD here
Breathe Carolina are:
David Schmitt (Vocals / Guitar)
Eric Armenta (Drums)
Luis Bonet (Keyboards / DJ)
Tommy Cooperman (guitar)
The band deliver a different kind of energy to the dance floor with their fourth full-length album, ‘Savages’. Released April 14th 2014 the album sees the unit once again treading boldly into fresh territory, delving heavier into the electronic dance world while staying true to their rock roots, a combination that sounds equally at home in a club, or lighting up packed fields at Warped Tour. Featuring guest vocals from pop artist Karmin, and rock front-men Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Tyler Carter (Issues), Savages solidifies the band’s unique ability to straddle multiple musical styles and blend it into a sound all their own, a sound that is as infectious as it is euphoric - and about to become the soundtrack to your summer.
Known for their genre-bending fuse of rock and electro-pop, the band skyrocketed to mainstream attention with their platinum selling 2012 single entitled ‘Blackout,’ which hit the top 15 on Top 40 radio, and their seductively addictive music video for single ‘Hit and Run’ which has received over 1.6 million YouTube views. The band's pulse-pounding beats have landed placements on MTV Hills and The City, NBC's The Tonight Show, 30 Rock, and Monday Night Football, and have garnered press from noteworthy outlets such as MTV, USA Today, New York Times, Playboy.com, Alternative Press, and a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. With their strongest record right around the corner -- the band is poised to launch into 2014 bigger and better than ever.
The official video for the song “Cold Rain” by Spanish metallers Kilmara can be seen here. The track is taken from the band’s third album, “Love Songs And Other Nightmares“, which will be released April 8th worldwide via Sony Music. The CD was tracked at Grapow Studios with Grapow at the helm. The cover artwork was created by Canadian artist Jessica Allain, known for her work in digital photo manipulation. Photos were taken by Gina Roma from Spain.
Christian Wolfgang Kohl (vocals)
Jonathan Portillo (guitar)
Enrique Torres (guitar)
Javier Morillo (drums)
Raul Ruiz (bass)
Guests on the new album are Dave Imbernön from Enuma Elish on keyboards and Kaleb from the young Spanish Pagan Death metal band Drakum on the violin.
“Love Songs And Other Nightmares” will probably be the heaviest Kilmara album up to date and finally make the breakthrough on European and international level.