Firespawn to Release New Record

Swedish Death Metallers Firespawn have been brewing a new record in the form of The Reprobate. Formed in 2012 by a few of Stockholm’s best, the band signed to Century Media for a debut album in 2015, and now a brand new album is all set for a release this week. A video for the opening track “Serpent Of The Ocean” gives a look in-studio and on stage with the band – you can see it below via Century Media Records’ YouTube Channel. April 28th marks the release of The Reprobate and it can be preordered in many forms here: […]

Northern Crown Releases “The Others”

If you’re on the hunt for new doom metal, Florida’s Northern Crown might have just what you’re looking for. Taking their classic-tinged and influence-inspired touch to a record entitled The Others in October of last year, the release has been available for streaming on Bandcamp ever since. This, Northern Crown’s second studio record, is now available in CD format for those who want the full physical album experience. It can be ordered alongside the band’s debut on their official website http://music.northerncrownband.com.

Enslaved Hits the Studio

Enslaved just celebrated their 25th Anniversary last year right after hitting on the lucky number 13 with their critically acclaimed studio album In Times about two years back. That makes it about time to shoot for an even luckier number 14. The Norwegian Progressive Metal band has got plenty in the works but it’s under the radar for the time being – the most we know so far is they’ll be recording in Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen all through the month of April before it’s handed over to Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios for mixing and mastering, […]

Megadeth and Meshuggah to Launch North American Tour

Megadeth, Meshuggah, TesseracT and Lillake – that’s the lineup most of North America will be getting in June and July when the tour takes off from NY and finishes up in PA while hitting Canada a few times along the way. Some are festival dates, some are at popular venues and a few feature just Megadeth and Meshuggah alone. Tickets are already on sale – the full tour date listing can be seen in the above poster and found at Meshuggah’s official website: https://www.meshuggah.net/tour.

Life of Agony Premiere “World Gone Mad” Video

Life of Agony is back and fans have been waiting for this for quite some time…12 years to be specific. The Brooklyn Hard Rockers have a new album on the way, entitled A Place Where There’s No More Pain and two singles have been released so far – the title track and “World Gone Mad”. A video for the latter has been premiered and the horror inspired clip is available via Metal Injection here: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/go-mad-with-life-of-agonys-new-song-world-gone-mad. In just a few days, Napalm Records will unleash the full record release on April 28th and pre-orders are available now. 

Kataklysm to Support In Flames On Spring Tour Dates

Kataklysm has announced some new U.S. dates, topping off their recent touring in support of their record Of Ghosts And Gods, for which they received a “Heavy Metal Album Of The Year” award at the 45th annual JUNO Awards (Canadian Grammy Equivalent). In Flames will hit the road with them, headlining for these dates which kick off in New York and finish up in Louisiana.  Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono says of the tour, “We are excited to return to the US for a short run with In Flames, coupled with a few headlining gigs and close off another chapter of […]

Witherfall Takes “Nocturnes and Requiems” Track by Track

L.A.’s own Witherfall made their debut late last year, with their self-released record Nocturnes and Requiems. Produced by the band and boasting credits like Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Queensrÿche, Hatebreed, Rob Zombie) mixing and artwork by Kristian Wåhlin (King Diamond, Dissection, Bathory), the appearance of the Power Metal-esque album has been making ripples on the metal scene, and now the band has released a track-by-track breakdown of the whole record with guitarist Jake Dreyer and vocalist Joseph Michael. You can find it right here: http://geargods.net/behind-the-scenes/witherfall-track-by-track-breakdown-of-debut-album-nocturnes-and-requiems/, and Nocturnes and Requiems along with other merch is available to order on Witherfall’s website.

Dream Evil Streams New Single

Dream Evil may have an album on the way, set to be released on May 26th, but there’s no need to wait ‘til then to get a taste of the record. Six will open with a self-titled track from the band, and an official video for that song has been revealed via Century Media Records this week, streaming on their YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/HRTv_ycvUVk.  Here’s what the band has to say about the track and clip: “Many bands have a song that features the band’s name…but it’s actually hard to find a song you feel so directly confident with that it […]

All Hail The Yeti to Tour the U.S. 

“All hail” as All Hail The Yeti takes to the tour bus to cast a Screaming Black Curse on the U.S. for a headlining tour. So far, they’ve got a handful of dates spanning May and June, starting off in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA. More dates are still to be announced, as Invidia and Broken Rail also get ready to join in on the support slots. Schecter Guitar Research and Black Hope Curse Clothing are sponsoring the tour, and providing plenty of giveaways, raffles and even a chance to win a guitar at the end of the tour. The […]

Siriun to Make a Chaotic Debut

Rio-based Siriun has been brewing some Brazilian Thrash/Death metal since their formation in 2014, and now they’re ready to unleash it onto the world as they prepare for the release of their debut album this spring. May 19th is the date the chaotically heavy “In Chaos We Trust” will be revealed, and the first single “Mass Control” is already streaming, available through the band’s exclusive team up with Revolver magazine. You can hear the track here: http://www.revolvermag.com/artist-music-song-premieres/siriun-premiere-new-song-mass-control/23209.  Siriun’s founding guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Alexandre Castellan produced and mixed the record with Alan Douches (The Black Dahlia Murder, Revocation) mastering. More […]

Lamb of God to Headline Select Dates with Behemoth

Lamb of God has got a huge tour in store for this summer, supporting Slayer alongside Behemoth for six weeks across North America. During this tour, Lamb of God will be headlining a number of one-off dates that have just been announced. Behemoth is along for the whole ride, supporting on the Lamb of God headlining dates as well, while they hit Grand Rapids, MI, Montreal, QC, St. Louis, MO, and Salt Lake City, UT, which have all been newly announced. Tickets for the Slayer tour have been on sale for a few weeks on https://www.slayer.net/tour and the Lamb of […]

Mark Slaughter Signs to EMP for New Solo Record

Mark Slaughter delivered a surprise announcement on social media Friday, officially declaring his signing of a deal with EMP Label Group, Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson’s record label. The Slaughter frontman’s second solo effort (following 2015’s Reflections In A Rear View Mirror) is entitled Halfway There, and it’s already set to be released on May 26th. The record has also been signed in a joint venture with Universal Music Japan International and Halfway There will hit shelves in Japan on May 10th, coinciding with Slaughter’s Japan tour featuring a stop in Tokyo at the L.A. Metal Summit. The record was co-produced […]

A Look Into Megadeth Boot Camp

Megadeth recently released a video via social media giving a wrap-up of the weekend experience held early last month known as the “Megadeth Boot Camp”. The Boot Camp took place March 10-13 in Fallbrook, CA at frontman Dave Mustaine’s private estate and offered a variety of experiences for fans that included not only meet and greets, performances, and guitar, drum, and bass clinics from the band themselves, but the chance to test their metal chops by recording their own vocals over “Symphony of Destruction” in Mustaine’s own home studio. Beer, wine, and coffee (by Ellefson Coffee Co., bassist Dave Ellefson’s […]

Dimmu Borgir Open the “Gateways” to a Live Clip

Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir are set to unleash the release fans have been waiting for, the double-DVD Forces Of The Northern Night on April 28th. For those who can’t wait any longer to see the epic live show, the second live clip has been revealed, for the song “Gateways”, and it’s available to watch on the Nuclear Blast official YouTube Channel right here. Forces Of The Northern Night will feature footage from two different live shows: A concert in Oslo, showing Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and an entire performance at Wacken Open Air […]

Terrifier Thrashes in Mini-Tour

Canadian Thrashers Terrifier just released a new album in January – Weapons Of Thrash Destruction on Test Your Metal Records, and now a “mini-tour” has been announced for April, alongside a few festival appearances. They’ll be featured in the 2nd annual CEMR MetalFest in Calgary and perform at Armstrong MetalFest and Metallion Fest this summer. All the upcoming Terrifier tour dates can be found below: April 5 – Nelson, BC – The Royal On Baker April 6 – Lethbridge, AB – Smokehouse Bar and Grill April 7 – Edmonton, AB –  The Forge On Whyte April 8 – Calgary, AB – […]