Following the release of their highly anticipated studio album Requiem via Loma Vista Recordings in February, Korn shares a new video for the next single "Worst Is on Its Way". The Craig Bernard and Culley Bunker-directed visual shows the band's high energy performance of the song in greyscale as individual members of the band are decomposed into animated particles with a series of visual effects. The 9-track album features the hit single "Start the Healing," which peaked at #1 on the Active Rock chart, in addition to the previously released tracks "Forgotten," which Rolling Stone described as "explosive" and "Lost In The Grandeur," which dropped as a final taste of Requiem just a few days before the record's release.
Recently described by GQ as "bold and iconoclastic" and released to high acclaim including recent features on the covers of Revolver and King Kong magazines, Requiem is produced by Korn and Chris Collier. Energized by a new creative process free of time constraints, the band was able to do things with Requiem that the past two decades haven't always afforded them, such as taking additional time to experiment together or diligently recording to analogue tape - processes which unearthed newfound sonic dimension and texture in their music.
Additionally, Korn is slated to take their live show across a worldwide run of headline festival and amphitheater tour dates kicking off this summer and running into the fall. The extensive tour begins with a headline performance at Daytona Beach's Welcome To Rockville festival before kicking off EU/UK dates in Amsterdam on May 25th. The tour will see stops in Berlin, London, Stockholm, Budapest and more before returning stateside for dates in Denver, Charlotte, Dallas, Boise and others. Tickets are currently available for purchase HERE.
Watch "Worst Is On Its Way" and listen to Requiem above, see full tour routing, album details and information on the band below and stay tuned for more Korn coming soon.
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Danish modern deathcore band Hanging The Nihilist are ready to present their debut full-length ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’ - an album filled with breakdowns and epic compositions, where each track both brutally and beautifully expresses the tale of divine ambition and hellish betrayal. Make sure to give it a spin!
Official release date is June 3rd.
Danish modern deathcore band Hanging The Nihilist are back and ready to present their debut full-length ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’ - an album filled with breakdowns and epic compositions, where each track both brutally and beautifully expresses the tale of divine ambition and hellish betrayal:
“We are beyond excited to share our debut album with you all: Prophetic Blasphemy tells an epic story of cosmic treason and revenge on a backdrop of some of Europe’s most crushing and frenzied modern deathcore. The album aims to trigger mosh pits and take you on an epic musical and lyrical journey. It is our first release with our new vocalist, Alex, who wrote the story behind the lyrics”, the band muses.
Since being formed in 2016, Hanging The Nihilist has played shows with bands such as Shokran, Imminence, MØL, Cabal, among others. After the release of their EP ‘Crow’, the six-piece debuted at the UK metal scene with their performance at Tech Metal Fest 2019, with headliners Dying Fetus, Monuments and Leprous. The coming debut album marks a new level of ambition and direction for the band, revealing what the hard-hitting six-piece has to offer the world of extreme metal. ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’ has been recorded and produced by renowned sound engineer Chris Kreutzfeldt (CABAL, Unseen Faith, MØL) and is set to be released on June 3rd through Prime Collective.
Danish melodic deathcore band Hanging The Nihilist are gearing up for the release of their debut full-length album ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’, an album with an epic story of cosmic treason and revenge, on a backdrop of some of Europe’s most crushing and frenzied modern deathcore. Today they present the second single '... To the Sound of Madness' - watch the accompanying music video above.
Vocalist Alex Hall Kristensen muses:-
“'...To The Sound of Madness' is a track where we truly combined all our influences - from the frenzied blackened passages to the hard-hitting breakdowns and slams that for sure will make people move. Lyrically, the song explores the remains of the story’s fallen empire, and how it keeps spiralling further into despair even though the evil that influenced its downfall is gone."
Since being formed in 2016, Hanging The Nihilist has played shows with bands such as Shokran, Imminence, MØL, Cabal, among others. After the release of their EP ‘Crow’, the six-piece debuted at the UK metal scene with their performance at TECH METAL FEST 2019, with headliners DYING FETUS, MONUMENTS and LEPROUS. The coming debut album marks a new level of ambition and direction for the band, revealing what the hard-hitting six-piece has to offer the world of extreme metal. ‘Prophetic Blasphemy’ has been recorded and produced by renowned sound engineer Chris Kreutzfeldt (CABAL, Unseen Faith, MØL) and is set to be released on June 3rd through Prime Collective.
The new single '... To the Sound of Madness' is available on all streaming services.
Danish thrash metal band sickOmania have released a new official video (also containing lyrics) for the track Slumberland Prophets. Their self-titled debut album is due out worldwide via Sliptrick Records soon. sickOmania play a crossover of melodic thrash, death and classic heavy metal.
The band stated:-
“In a world where everyone can go be a wiseman about the lives of others, the doomsday prophet has awakened in people sitting and hiding behind their computer screen”.
Danish melodic thrash / death / heavy metallers SickOmania have signed with Sliptrick Records. SickOmania is a brand new Danish metal band that plays a crossover of melodic thrash, death and classic heavy metal. The band consists of experienced forces from bands such as Dominus, Deadflesh, Timeless Hall, Carnal Forge, Loch Vostok, Manticora, Furious Trauma and Shadowspawn.
The group was formed in the fall of 2019, and has spent 2020/2021 recording their debut album, which will be released worldwide via Sliptrick records later in the year. 3 digital singles have already been released for the album (the latest being 'Saint Psycho'), which are available on all relevant streaming services.
Expect a frontal sharp-edged riff attack from SickOmania, in which magnificent melody meets brutal assault.
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
So we now know who the winners of the GMA Awards 2021 were, but to wrap up the event in it's entirety and bid farewell to 2021 and usher in 2022, we must turn to the last bunch of awards - 'Metal Release By Country / Area'.
Usually these would include the flag of the band's nation, but given the events in Afghanistan this year among other political turmoil, I felt it would be prudent to forgo any flags and just list the winners.... so without further ado here are the....
"Under The Verdict"
"The Search For
The Dark Star"
"Beyond Unseen Gateways"
"In The Mouth Of Madness"
Black Serpent Ritual
BOSNIA - HERZEGOVINA
"Abyss Of Lost Souls"
"A Whole New Land"
"暮色绽放 Twilight Blooming"
Act Of Denial
Cycles Of Revocation
"Capítulo 1: Repugnante Negocio Del Terror"
Ghosts Of Atlantis
"A Legacy Of Vengeance"
"Lullabies Of Mountain Beasts"
"Empire Of Sins"
ISLE OF MAN
Serenity In Murder
"Midnight Bloody Dances"
"Te Ho Ngeza"
"Cold In Our Hearts"
"Sub Cultura Urii"
Scorn Of Creation
"Todas Las Sangres"
"Eulogy For The Gods"
Dethrone The Corrupted
"The Amygdaloid Decay"
Seraph In Travail
"A Black Death Incense"
"Covered in Concrete"
From The Abyss
"Carving The Fires Of Akhet"
"Chronicles Of War"
"Throne Of Control"
Her Last Sight
"Monument Of Reclamation"
"Mankind / Obsolete"
"Decades Of Suffering"
"The Constitutional Sacrifice"
The Iridium Experiment
"The Order Of Satan's Rage"
Deep Inside Us
"Untitled 2021 Demo"
"Death To Traitors"
"The Ultimate Dream. Plan B: Disposal Of Humanity"
"Belong To Hell"
"Ashes Of Dead Worlds"
"Annihilation Of Mankind"
"Vol. 4: Toxicolandia"
Apes Of God
"En El Recinto De La Tempestad"
Sol Draconi Septem
Beneath The Void
"Attack Of The 50ft Lobsters"
"The Inheritance Of Beauty"
"Gurus Of Destruction"
"Chaos Of Fear"
Becoming The Entity
"Signs Of Saturn"
"Empire Of Glass"
Robot Death Monkey
"Shame Of The Proud Angel"
"A Common Theories"
"Prelude To The Apocalypse"
"A Lip To Earth, A Lip To Heaven & A Tongue To The Stars"
"Punishment In The World To Come"
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
"Terror in Thrace"
The Only Survivor
"The Birth Of Anger"
"Thy Kingdom Kong"
So without further ado, we present the winners of the
2021 Global Metal Apocalypse (GMA) awards.
All categories except "Release Of The Year"
came with an 'other' option.
See you in December 2022
Global Metal Release Of The Year
WARRIOR OF LIGHT
Breakthrough African Band
Breakthrough Asian Band
Breakthrough European Band
Breakthrough North & Central American Band
Breakthrough Oceanian Band
Breakthrough South American Band
Breakthrough UK Band
BEYOND EXTINCTION (ESSEX)
GHOSTS OF ATLANTIS (ESSEX / SUFFOLK)
Breakthrough International Band
Music Video Of The Year
Cradle Of Filth - Necromantic Fantasies
Armed with soaring vocals, groovy riffs and catchy melodies, the melodic metal quintet Beneath The Silence is gearing up for the release of their debut full-length album ‘Black Lights'. Today they present the catchy second single 'Fear' - check out the music video above.
Vocalist Mette Hessellund states that:-
"‘Fear’ is a natural extension of the sound our EP 'Phoenix' was composed of. A new release is often the marker of a new evolution or direction, but we still felt it was important to hold on to the core of what we have already done. Heavy riffs, catchy choruses and a consistent groove”.
Since the band was formed in 2013, they have released two EP’s - ‘Meant for the Clouds’ (2016) and ‘Phoenix’ (2018). The latter, which was very well received, has amassed over 2,5 million streams across streaming platforms with placements on Spotify official playlists such as New Metal Tracks, New Blood, Kickass Metal and more. Beneath The Silence are now getting ready to release their debut album ‘Black Lights’, which has been produced by Nicklas Sonne (Defecto, Between Oceans, Malrun). ‘Black Lights’ is set to be released through Prime Collective February 11th.
'Fear' is already available on all streaming services.
The Danish metalcore quintet Wolves Among Us are positively known and recognized for their ability to cleverly and smoothly combine the heavy with the pop-ish. They are now back and ready with the first single 'Calamity', from their coming second album ‘Hollow Gloom’:
Guitarist Rune Bohnstedt muses:-
“'Calamity' is the perfect image of a dystopian relationship and the realization of how it's better to sometimes give up and move on. It was important for us to capture the right atmosphere to really set the mood on this song. The hard hitting guitars and vocals combined with the ambient theme is meant to really emphasize this.
Wolves Among Us are getting ready to release their second album, which has been produced and mastered by Chris Kreutzfeldt (Cabal, Daze Of June, Ghost Iris). The quintet has been working on this album for quite some time, which has resulted in kicking it up a notch when it comes to quality and ambition. The coming album ‘Hollow Gloom’ will be released on November 19 through Prime Collective.
The first single 'Calamity' is already available on all streaming services - here https://orcd.co/calamity
With Bloodstock 2021 well under way, the festival is thrilled to already be looking ahead and announcing a swathe of bands for the 2022 event, which is set to take place on 11th-14th August 2022 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Headlining one of the days (tbd) on the Ronnie James Dio main stage will be mighty groove metal overlords, Lamb Of God! Frontman Randy Blythe tells the festival that:-
“It’s been way too long since we’ve rocked the festivals of Merry Olde - what better way to announce our return than a headliner slot at Bloodstock? Until then, pack your wellies and stay safe, England - Lamb of God (and Roger Brilliant) will see you Summer 2022!”
In the meantime, remind yourself of their awesomeness with this video of 'Walk With Me In Hell' from their 2013 debut Bloodstock headline set.
Saturday's main stage headliner will be the previously announced, King Diamond-fronted, heavy metal icons Mercyful Fate, who roll over a year after global issues prevented their appearance at this year’s festival. The band states:-
“Mercyful Fate comes to Bloodstock…this will be a dangerous meeting you don’t want to miss. This time we are going to bring the Devil himself.”
Also landing main stage slots across the weekend are Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals playing their Pantera set, Dimmu Borgir, Testament, Exodus, Black Dahlia Murder, Gwar (in a UK festival exclusive), Bury Tomorrow, Sacred Reich, Life Of Agony, Butcher Babies, Vio-lence and Bloodywood.
Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, headlining Thursday night are The Night Flight Orchestra and closing out Sunday night will be Static-X, in their only UK show of 2022. Also landing a slot across the weekend are Heathen.
Early bird weekend camping tickets are available at the on-site box office across the duration of the 2021 event, then will go on sale online at 9am Monday 16th August, priced at £135 (+ bkg fee) from the ticket store, as well as Serpents Lair VIP tickets, child tickets, and camper van passes (which always sell out very quickly, so don’t snooze if you’re after one).
The remaining main stage headliner is yet to be revealed. Stay tuned for more band announcements soon and check out the first 2022 trailer here
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2022.
For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Global Metal Apocalypse
Battle Of The Bands
Brutal Death Metal
Isle Of Man
Line Up Change
Neue Deutsche Harte
Papua New Guinea
Play Through Video
United Arab Emirates
Violent Pop Metal