Imperial Triumphant Recording New Album Following last year's 'Abyssal Gods' album and the 'Shrine To The Trident Throne' compilation from 2014 (reviewed here), Imperial Triumphant is now working on another full-length release. The band comments:
'Heads up from the Imperial camp - we've been quiet as we've been writing the next full length. It's coming into shape and surprising us eve... - more
The Best Heavy Metal Christmas Albums It's a yearly tradition for metal bands, sometimes of the very extreme death/black variety, to pull out a few tongue-in-cheek Christmas covers around this time.
While most are just jokes or aren't pulled off with much effort, there have been a handful of legitimately awesome heavy metal Christmas albums released, and we're going to show you the ... - more
Gloson Releasing New Album "Grimen" Art of Propaganda has set February 13th, 2017 as the international release date for Gloson's debut album, 'Grimen.' Earlier in 2015, Gloson's originally self-released 'Yearwalker' EP was also reissued by Art of Propaganda.
Although post-metal might be a very millennial creation, with peaks and valleys of creativity across an expansive spectrum, ... - more
Dawnbringer Streaming "XX" Release Today Dawnbringer streams the entirety of 'XX,' set for international release on December 23rd via Ektro Records. Like many funerals, Dawnbringer's 'XX' is sudden, solemn, and brief, a dreamlike twist of old faces, bizarre incantations, and false comforts. It meditates on the nature of death and the infinity of grief, as well as the visceral climax... - more
Drude Releasing Self-Titled EP Drude (formerly known as Burn The Army) will release a self-titled EP on February 10th, 2017. The group was also recently named by Invisible Oranges as one of the 'Nine Bands You Need to Know From Indiana.'
Drude is a slow-burn, paying sludgy metal that builds and destroys and then rebuilds 7 minutes at a time. The band, which consists of Jordan... - more
The Metalhead Box Teases December Release Monthly subscription service The Metalhead Box has revealed two spoilers for the upcoming December Box. In each December box there will be one of four new releases from Unspeakable Axe Records.
Also feature, will be releases from Nuclear Blast Records, and a random CD from various labels and bands. The grand total will be 3 CDs per box, plus an ... - more
Sabaton's Joakim Brod├ęn Voted 5th Place In Czech Singing Competition Joakim Brod├ęn, front man of Sabaton, was voted fifth in the Czech national singing competition 'Cesk├Ż slav├şk' on November 26th. Nuclear Blast comments on the event:
'This came as a huge surprise to the Czech domestic music scene, as well as it became a source of satisfaction for Czech metalheads as Sabaton is hugely popular in the Czech Republic... - more
Destruction Announces Gonoreas And Rezet As Support Acts For Tour Destruction is due to return for a second leg of the 'Europe Under Attack' tour in January and February, 2017. Support will come from Brazilian group Nervosa, plus Gonoreas from Switzerland and German group Rezet. Fronter Schmier comments:
'We will give two great rising talents the chance to open the show and prove their skills: Gonoreas are alr... - more
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts "Il Cigno Nero" Live Clip The forthcoming release from Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, titled 'Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live,' will be available on December 9th through Nuclear Blast.
In anticipation of this package, the band just launched another track from 'Cinematic And Live.' Check out the live version of 'Il Cigno Nero [Reloaded]' below.
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Korpiklaani Filming Tour Documentary With Kimmo Kusniemi Finnish folk metal group Korpiklaani is currently touring Russia in support of latest album 'Noita' (reviewed here).
Travelling with the band on these 15 shows is Kimmo Kusniemi, who will make a documentary for TV and DVD. Kimmo has previously produced a documentary on the Finnish Metal scene in 2008, the 90 minute long 'Promised Land of Heavy M... - more