Upcoming Releases

Upcoming ReleasesAT THE GATES upcoming album ‘To Drink From The Night Itself’
///  Date : 08th May, 2018  ///

To Drink From The Night Itself‘, the upcoming album from Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates, will be released on May 18 via Century Media. Produced with Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Studios in the U.K., the follow-up 2014’s ‘At War With Reality‘ features conceptual artwork created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media, who previously worked with At The Gates on the band’s last disc.

‘To Drink From The Night Itself’ track listing :
01. Der Widerstand
02. To Drink From The Night Itself
03. A Stare Bound In Stone
04. Palace Of Lepers
05. Daggers Of Black Haze
06. The Chasm
07. In Nameless Sleep
08. The Colours Of The Beast
09. A Labyrinth Of Tombs
10. Seas Of Starvation
11. In Death They Shall Burn
12. The Mirror Black

At The Gates 2018 is (left to right in photo) :
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
Jonas Björler – Bass
Tomas Lindberg – Vocals
Jonas Stålhammar – Guitar
Martin Larsson – Guitar

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Upcoming ReleasesDIMMU BORGIR reveal their new album ‘Eonian’, first in 7 years
///  Date : 01st February, 2018  ///

Norwegian black metal veterans Dimmu Borgir will release their new album ‘Eonian‘ on May 4 via Nuclear Blast Records – their first record since ‘Abrahadabra‘.

Guitarist Silenoz says : “Time, when not approaching it from the construct we’re used to can’t be defined and thus it is illusory. There’s only an ‘eternal now’ which the album title is already hinting at. When we travel between the worlds seen and unseen, the perception of time ceases to exist, it has no function. Our energy is our torch and our compass when we make rifts and pierce through the veil – when we go beyond.”

This year marks the band’s 25th anniversary, with vocalist Shagrath adding : “Eonian represents the illusion of time, everything that is and always has been. For us, it also marks the 25th anniversary of Dimmu Borgir and the album itself is a tribute to our own history and the Norwegian black metal history.”

Prior to the album’s launch, the Norwegian outfit will release the single “Interdimensional Summit” on 7-inch vinyl EP. It’ll be backed by “Puritania (Live In Oslo)” and will be available in red and clear, and gold vinyl from Nuclear Blast’s online store.

View the ‘Eonian’ cover art above, while the final tracklist will be revealed in due course.

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Upcoming ReleasesAT THE GATES new album ‘To Drink From The Night Itself’ confirmed for May release
///  Date : 22nd January, 2018  ///

At The Gates have confirmed that their sixth record will be titled ‘To Drink From The Night Itself‘ and it will be released in May via Century Media Records.

Vocalist Tomas Lindberg says : “We have wrapped up the recordings of the new record and we are super psyched! It has been a smooth process, and very creatively fullfiling. All people that we have worked with on this project have stepped up to our vision of the final product, and we are very excited about the result. As you might have seen, we have worked with Russ Russell on this one, and he is a master of getting the most intense takes out of us – and also has an ear for the rawness that we were after for this one.”

Lindberg continues : “The vocals were recorded with Per Stålberg here in Gothenburg, and he always makes me deliver 100%. Right now we are getting the mastering done, and every new song that’s bounced to us produces huge grins on our faces. This album sounds hungry and mean.”

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Upcoming ReleasesIMMORTAL complete work on new album
///  Date : 09th January, 2018  ///

Immortal report that they’ve finished work on their ninth studio album. The follow-up to 2009’s ‘All Shall Fall‘ will be their first without vocalist and guitarist Olve Eikemo, aka Abbath, who split acrimoniously with the Norwegian outfit in 2015.

The as-yet-untitled album has been produced by Peter Tägtgren, who was also behind the desk on ‘At The Heart Of Winter‘, ‘Damned In Black‘, ‘Sons Of Northern Darkness‘ and ‘All Shall Fall‘. He also plays bass on the record.

While no firm launch date has been confirmed, it will arrive later this year via Nuclear Blast Records, with the band revealing the names of the tracks. See details below.

Immortal ninth album tracklist –
Northern Chaos Gods
Into Battle Ride
Gates To Blashyrkh
Grim And Dark
Called To Ice
Where Mountains Rise
Blacker Of Worlds
Mighty Ravendark

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Upcoming ReleasesAT THE GATES is done recording new album, mixing to commence this month
///  Date : 02nd January, 2018  ///

At The Gates has been in the studio recording a new album recently and has finally wrapped up the process. Frontman Tomas Lindberg says the album will be mixed in January by Russ Russell, who has worked with Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death and Lock Up in the past. At The Gates also worked with Russell at Parlour Studios for the recording process as well.

This will be At The Gates’ first album with guitarist Jonas Stålhammar of God Macabre & The Lurking Fear. Lindberg recently said the new album will be “heavier and more death metal than the last one”, and compared the lyrics to the band’s debut 1992 album ‘The Red In The Sky Is Ours‘.

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Upcoming ReleasesCORROSION OF CONFORMITY announce new album ‘No Cross No Crown’
///  Date : 15th November, 2017  ///

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced that their new studio album will launch early next year. It’s titled ‘No Cross No Crown‘ and it’ll arrive on January 12 via Nuclear Blast and is their first record with Pepper Keenan since 2005’s ‘In The Arms Of God‘.

Keenan is joined on the band’s 10th studio album by Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin, with ‘No Cross No Crown’ recorded in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer over the space of 40 days over the course of a year.

Corrosion Of Conformity ‘No Cross No Crown’ tracklist :
01. Novus Deus
02. The Luddite
03. Cast The First Stone
04. No Cross
05. Wolf Named Crow
06. Little Man
07. Matre’s Diem
08. Forgive Me
09. Nothing Left To Say
10. Sacred Isolation
11. Old Disaster
12. E.L.M.
13. No Cross No Crown
14. A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)
15. Son And Daughter

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Upcoming ReleasesPIG DESTROYER begins recording new album
///  Date : 18th October, 2017  ///

Pig Destroyer has entered the studio to begin recording its sixth album for a tentative summer 2018 release via Relapse. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2012’s ‘Book Burner‘ is being tracked at the band’s own Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, Maryland with guitarist Scott Hull at the production help.

In other news, Pig Destroyer has announced a few exclusive concerts for the winter. The band will tour the weekend of December 7-9 in California with Despise You, Necrot and labelmates Call Of The Void. Pig Destroyer will then kick off 2018 with two East Coast shows in New Jersey and in Long Island at Obnoxious Noise Fest. The group has also been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest 2018 on May 26 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Upcoming ReleasesMORBID ANGEL announce ninth studio album ‘Kingdoms Disdained’
///  Date : 08th October, 2017  ///

They’re back. The 21st century hasn’t been an absolute highlight for one of death metal’s finest institutions, Morbid Angel. Eight long years after issuing ‘Heretic‘ in 2003, the band released the widely panned ‘Illud Divinum Insanus‘, marking their first studio effort with David Vincent back at the bass and vocal helm since 1995’s ‘Domination‘. Fans decried the band’s implementation of more electronic and industrial-leaning songs and Vincent’s ill-fated foray into rap-like cadences at times, but all the wrongs appear to be righted on “Piles of Little Arms”, the first single off the newly announced ‘Kingdoms Disdained‘.

In recent years, sole constant Trey Azagthoth churned the band’s entire lineup, linking back up with Steve Tucker while recruiting new axeman Dan Vadim Von and skin-basher Scott Fuller in the process. Fans got a taste of what this group was capable of as Morbid Angel performed the heaving new track “Warped” (which now appears to be titled “Paradigms Warped” per the track listing seen below) on tour and now they’ve countered the bludgeoning snail-paced offerings with “Piles of Little Arms”, a song that comes across as their most savage since releasing ‘Gateways to Annihilation‘ in 2000.

Kingdoms Disdained‘ is set for a Dec. 1 release date through Silver Lining Music worldwide and JVC in Japan. The tracklisting for the album :
01. Piles of Little Arms
02. D.E.A.D
03. Garden of Disdain
04. The Righteous Voice
05. Architect and Iconoclast
06. Paradigms Warped
07. The Pillars Crumbling
08. For No Master
09. Declaring New Law (Secret Hell)
10. From the Hand of Kings
11. The Fall of Idols

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Upcoming ReleasesCORROSION OF CONFORMITY is teasing a new album for January 2018
///  Date : 30th September, 2017  ///

Corrosion Of Conformity releasing a new album is a pretty big deal for two reasons. First of all, Corrosion Of Conformity hasn’t released a new album since ‘IX‘ in 2014. Then there’s the fact that this will be the band’s first album with Pepper Keenan on guitar and vocals since 2005’s ‘In The Arms Of God‘, which was also the last time the band was a quartet.

Last we heard, Corrosion Of Conformity was wrapping up recording in July, though they’ve been at it since late 2015. So it’s pretty damn exciting that the band is finally teasing that the new stuff will be out in January 2018! Obviously this isn’t a concrete release date, but this clearly means things are all wrapped up and ready to go.

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Upcoming ReleasesVOIVOD to launch ‘Silver Machine’ EP
///  Date : 16th September, 2017  ///

Voivod will release 7-inch ‘Silver Machine‘ EP later this month to coincide with their upcoming European tour. The limited edition record will launch on September 29 via Century Media and feature a cover of Hawkwind’s classic 1972 track “Silver Machine” along with “Post Society“.

The package is limited to just 1000 copies : 500 on black vinyl sold by Century Media Distro, 200 copies on white vinyl via Century Media’s webshop and 300 on silver vinyl available on the band’s upcoming European tour.

Voivod drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin says : “At this moment, we are recording demos and writing the conclusion of the next album, while getting ready for the Wings Of Metal Festival here in Montreal. Right after this show we will rehearse a couple of new setlists for the upcoming tour. We are really thrilled to go to Europe again this year, to play in some countries we never visited before. In November, after the tour, we will go to RadicArt studio to record the new material, at last. In the meantime, see you on the road!”

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Upcoming ReleasesCANNIBAL CORPSE to release new album ‘Red Before Black’ in Nov
///  Date : 10th September, 2017  ///

Cannibal Corpse will be releasing their 14th studio album on November 3rd. The album will be titled ‘Red Before Black‘ and will feature 12 tracks, according to a listing on their distro’s site. The follow-up to 2014’s excellent ‘A Skeletal Domain‘, was recorded with Hate Eternal‘s Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios. But perhaps the coolest reveal here is the awesome album artwork.

The tracklisting for the album :
1. Only One Will Die
2. Red Before Black
3. Code of the Slashers
4. Shedding My Human Skin
5. Remaimed
6. Firestorm Vengeance
7. Heads Shoveled Off
8. Corpus Delicti
9. Scavenger Consuming Death
10. In the Midst of Ruin
11. Destroyed Without a Trace
12. Hideous Ichor

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Upcoming ReleasesCult Swedish metal band ICE AGE to release long-overdue debut album ‘Breaking The Ice’
///  Date : 05th September, 2017  ///

Cult Swedish metal band Ice Age will release its long-awaited debut album, ‘Breaking The Ice‘, on October 21 via GMR/PHD. The disc, which was laid down at Gothenburg Rock Studios, features re-recorded versions of five classic songs from the original demos plus five brand new songs.

As one of the more acclaimed thrash bands in Europe during the 1980s, it was nothing short of criminal that the all-female lineup Ice Age never got to release any material except via their classic demo tapes. Ice Age’s current line up consists of original members Sabrina Kihlstrand (rhythm guitar and vocals) and Viktoria Larsson (bass), alongside André Holmqvist (drums) and Linnéa Landstedt (lead guitar).

‘Breaking The Ice’ track listing :
01. Fleet Street
02. Hell Or Nothing
03. Clever
04. General Alert
05. Instant Justice
06. Breaking The Ice
07. Total Collapse
08. Mental Disorder
09. No Need To Bleed
10. A Case Of Cerebral Death

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Upcoming ReleasesPARADISE LOST to release ‘Medusa’ album this summer
///  Date : 23rd April, 2017  ///

U.K. gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost are putting the finishing touches on their new album, recorded at Orgone Studios in the misty countryside of Woburn, England. Together with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, they have forged the follow-up to their highly acclaimed release ‘The Plague Within‘ (2015), which brought them a step closer to their death metal roots. This time, Paradise Lost will haunt their fans with a heavy, doom-ridden monster, as lead guitarist and songwriter Greg Mackintosh reveals. “The new album will be slower, sludgier and more doom-filled than ever before”, he said. “Eight riff-laden monster tracks of sheer Northern misery.”

Paradise Lost‘s fifteenth studio album, titled ‘Medusa‘, will see the light of day at the end of summer via Nuclear Blast. As some might know, Medusa is considered a hideous Gorgon in Greek mythology — a winged female monster with living venomous snakes in place of hair and everyone who dares taking a look at her will immediately turn to stone.

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Upcoming ReleasesENSLAVED enters studio to record new Album
///  Date : 21st April, 2017  ///

It’s been over two years since the release of critically acclaimed album ‘In Times‘, and now Norway’s progressive metal legends Enslaved have entered the studio again to record their fourteenth, yet-untitled full-length release. Aiming for both wilder and yet more progressive and melodic horizons, the band, which celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary last year, never ceases to surprise and challenge their fans; they will once again step up to the plate. The recordings are taking place at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen throughout April, and will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

With its epic touch, the album promises to be original and refreshing — and to contain some surprising new elements. The eye-catching cover and artwork is once again being currently created by renowned designer and painter Truls Espedal.

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Upcoming ReleasesARCH ENEMY is in the studio, new Album coming this year
///  Date : 19th April, 2017  ///

Arch Enemy recently released its ‘As The Stages Burn‘ live album, though guitarist Michael Amott assures us that that’s not the only output you’ll be hearing from the band in 2017. In a Facebook post, Amott thanks fans for coming out to the shows, and follows it up by stating there will be a new album this year and that he’s currently in the studio with the band.

This will be Arch Enemy‘s second album with ex-The Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, and the first with ex-Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis.

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Upcoming ReleasesKILLSWITCH ENGAGE to release ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ vinyl
///  Date : 18th April, 2017  ///

Killswitch Engage released ‘Alive Or Just Breathing‘ back on May 21, 2002, and will be celebrating the album’s 15th birthday with a vinyl release pretty close to the original release date! Roadrunner Records will be dropping the vinyl re-release on May 12 in a variety of packages, and with a slightly different artwork than the original.

Additionally, a limited release beer, cleverly dubbed “Alive Or Just Brewing“, will be released in conjunction with the vinyl. The beer will be available in select markets, including Tampa, New York City and the Cigar City Brewing Tasting Room.

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Upcoming ReleasesDYING FETUS to release ‘Wrong One To Fuck With’ album in June
///  Date : 11th April, 2017  ///

Death metal overlords Dying Fetus will release their eighth studio album, ‘Wrong One To Fuck With‘, on June 23 via Relapse.

On their first new release in over five years, the seasoned veterans manage to further stretch their creative and technical boundaries across ten complex tracks of pulverizing death metal, filled with more dynamic intricacies, brutal breakdowns and varied vocal patterns than ever before. Now over twenty-five years into their distinguished career, Dying Fetus cement their legacy with ‘Wrong One To Fuck With‘ and uphold their position as one of the most dominant forces in death metal today.

The first press of ‘Wrong One To Fuck With‘ on CD includes an expanded, deluxe packaging and the exclusive bonus track “Induce Terror“. Dying Fetus will embark on a European tour with Hatebreed this week.

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Upcoming ReleasesICED EARTH to release ‘Incorruptible’ in June
///  Date : 09th April, 2017  ///

It’s been three years since we last had a new offering from U.S. power metal icons Iced Earth. The band will be releasing ‘Incorruptible‘ on June 16, which will be Iced Earth’s first album with guitarist Jake Dreyer (ex-White Wizzard, Witherfall) and its third with vocalist Stu Block (ex-Into Eternity). ‘Incorruptible’ is 10 tracks long, and will be released by Century Media Records.

Guitarist and founder Jon Schaffer says the album is up there with 1996’s ‘The Dark Saga‘, 1998’s ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes‘, and 2011’s ‘Dystopia‘, which is definitely a mixed bag of records, but promising nonetheless.

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Upcoming ReleasesDYING FETUS offer teaser for new Album coming this summer
///  Date : 29th March, 2017  ///

One of the biggest death metal bands around, Dying Fetus, has shared their new album teaser. The good news is that the album will come out this summer via Relapse Records, which promise to reveal more soon. In the meantime, see the bloody teaser below to get in the mood. The trio has been working hard on the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Reign Supreme‘.

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Upcoming ReleasesPAPA ROACH announce new album ‘Crooked Teeth’
///  Date : 27th March, 2017  ///

Papa Roach have announced details of their ninth studio album. It’ll be titled ‘Crooked Teeth‘ and will launch on May 19 via Eleven Seven Music.

The band released the title track in November last year, with frontman Jacoby Shaddix previously reporting that the follow-up to 2015’s ‘F.E.A.R‘ mixed elements of “old school with some new school”. It was produced by Nicholas ‘RAS’ Furlong and Colin Brittain, with Jason Evigan collaborating on the track “Born For Greatness“.

Shaddix says : “The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that 2000’s Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire.”

Furlong adds : “The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process – and we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach.”

(Source : teamrock.com)

Upcoming ReleasesNew DANZIG album in May, 25th anniversary shows for ‘Danzig III : How The Gods Kill’ coming
///  Date : 18th March, 2017  ///

2017 seems like it’ll be a pretty big deal for Danzig. For starters, Danzig just announced he will be releasing its first new completely original full-length sometime this May, which is just about seven years out from Danzig’s last album, 2010’s ‘Deth Red Sabaoth‘.

This year also marks 25 years since the ‘Danzig III: How The Gods Kill‘ album, an occasion Danzig plans on commemorating with a handful of shows. The shows won’t be the entire album in full, but they’ll feature quite a few songs from the album.

Oh, and to top that all off, Danzig (and Ministry) will be playing the Blackest Of The Black Festival in California! That festival takes place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA on both May 26 and 27.

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Upcoming ReleasesMOONSPELL’s next album will be about the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake 
///  Date : 13th March, 2017  ///

Portuguese metal act Moonspell will be releasing a live DVD/Blu-Ray called ‘Lisboa Under The Spell‘, and initially planned on recording four songs about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake as a handful of studio bonus tracks for the release. The band decided that the four tracks were too good, and the concept too powerful, and are now working with producer Tue Madsen on a full-length album aptly titled ‘1755‘.

Frontman Fernando Ribeiro says the album is heavier than ‘Extinct‘, and is very excited about doing an entire album in Portuguese.

“It will be earthshaking but also very detailed with orchestrations and percussion as we want people to relive the Lisbon of the 18th century. Singing it in Portuguese allowed me to find a different expression as a vocalist and my job is to be the survivor of the earthquake, roaming the ruins and telling you all about it.”

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Upcoming ReleasesSATYRICON begins recording new album for September release
///  Date : 07th March, 2017  ///

Norwegian black metallers Satyricon have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a September 22 release. A European tour in support of the disc will kick off the same weekend.

Satyricon vocalist Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015, told Metal Hammer‘s “In Residence” show on Spotify that the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled album would see the band moving away from the “violent, aggressive” vibe of its earlier efforts.

He said : “When we started getting back in to the rhythm after I was hospitalized, the music changed. I wasn’t so much into what we did earlier — it wasn’t that I didn’t like it, but I didn’t feel it in the same way anymore. A lot of what we did in the beginning is relentless, violent and aggressive. It’s not like it’s sobbing or really sad now, but it’s more percussive, varied and soulful. There’s less emphasis on the aggressive violent part of it.”

Satyr also revealed that Satyricon’s next album is being recorded on a farm outside Oslo, Norway.

(Source : blabbermouth.net)

Upcoming ReleasesGOD DETHRONED to release ‘The World Ablaze’ album in May
///  Date : 10th February, 2017  ///

Dutch death metallers God Dethroned have set ‘The World Ablaze‘ as the title of their new album, due on May 5 via Metal Blade Records. The band’s first disc since 2010’s ‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross‘ is the third (and final) part of the World War I trilogy.

Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö, who mixed ‘The World Ablaze’, comments : “God Dethroned have taken a great turn on the fields of death metal. This album is a great combination of all kinds of tempos and styles the genre has to offer, each performed with crushing perfection, and catchy choruses and memorable melodic hooks! Will go down well among fans of Bolt Thrower (R.I.P.) and some of the other Dutch death brigades I’ve had the pleasure of working with!”

God Dethroned will play two German CD-release shows in early May and two Dutch concerts the following weekend.

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Upcoming ReleasesDEEP PURPLE reveal tracklist for upcoming album ‘InFinite’
///  Date : 04th February, 2017  ///

Deep Purple have revealed the tracklist for their upcoming 20th album titled ‘InFinite‘. The follow-up to 2013’s ‘Now What?!‘ was produced by Bob Ezrin and will launch on April 7 via earMusic. Deep Purple previously issued a lyric video for opening track “Time For Bedlam“.

Deep Purple InFinite tracklist
1. Time For Bedlam
2. Hip Boots
3. All I Got Is You
4. One Night In Vegas
5. Get Me Outta Here
6. The Surprising
7. Johnny’s Band
8. On Top Of The World
9. Birds Of Prey
10. Roadhouse Blues

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Upcoming ReleasesDEMONIC RESURRECTION to release their fifth full length album ‘Dashavatar’
///  Date : 02nd February, 2017  ///

Indian epic black/death metal group Demonic Resurrection will be releasing their fifth full length album, ‘Dashavatar‘, which translates to ‘the ten avatars of Vishnu‘, on March 15th. Each of the ten songs within correlates to a god in the Hindu mythology. Previously signed to Candlelight Records, the band decided to independently put out the album via their own label, Demonstealer Records.

Tracklisting :
1. “Matsya – The Fish”
2. “Kurma – The Tortoise”
3. “Varaha – The Boar”
4. “Vamana – The Dwarf”
5. “Narasimha – The Man-Lion”
6. “Parashurama – The Axe Wielder”
7. “Rama – The Prince”
8. “Krishna – The Cowherd”
9. “Buddha – The Teacher”
10. “Kalki – The Destroyer Of Filth”

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Upcoming ReleasesALICE IN CHAINS is recording a New Album right now
///  Date : 26th January, 2017  ///

Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez has revealed in a new interview with Framus & Warwick that the band has returned to the studio to begin work on the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here‘ album.

Inez reveals : “Being in the studio for twenty hours a day isn’t fun, but it’s a great job. But we try to make that our clubhouse and separate that from the business, kind of. So we’re still in that… playing in the sandbox, kind of, for this new record anyways. We’re still getting together in the same city, and plugging in in the same room. Today is actually our first day, and I’m already late, ’cause I’m here talking to you [laughs], so it shows you how professional we still are.”

This will be Alice In Chains first new album in four years and its third overall with vocalist William DuVall. Which is also weird, considering this means there are now an equal amount of full lengths with DuVall on vocals and with Layne Staley on vocals.

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Upcoming ReleasesCYNIC to release all four early demos as Uroboric Forms – The Complete Demo Recordings
///  Date : 21st January, 2017  ///

So the bad news here is that Cynic is still broken up, or maybe broken up. It’s still not exactly clear what the fate of Cynic is, but there’s a little good news! We can finally own the band’s ‘Demo 1988‘, ‘Demo 1990‘, ‘Demo 1991‘ and ‘Reflections Of A Dying World‘ (1989) all on CD or vinyl come February 10! As an added bonus, the final two tracks on the compilation are “Uroboric Forms” and “The Eagle Nature“, though they’re Brian DeNeffe of Viogression‘s tryout tracks from way back when.

There’s been no official announcement of this compilation yet either … but it’s available through Century Media’s IndieMerch and Nuclear Blast’s German store.

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Upcoming ReleasesBEHEMOTH will put out a Live Album this year, New Album being written
///  Date : 15th January, 2017  ///

If you’re not feeling Nergal‘s goth-folk output earlier today, don’t fret. We were told that Behemoth would likely be recording a new album in 2017, and it certainly looks like that’ll still happen. Frontman Nergal took to Instagram to announce that Behemoth will be releasing a new live album this year, and will be the only release of 2017.

He also adds that the release will be a stopgap between Behemoth’s 2014 album ‘The Satanist‘, and whatever the new album is (and whenever it comes out). So at least we’re getting something new and exciting from Behemoth in 2017.

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Upcoming ReleasesDIMMU BORGIR to release ‘Forces of the Northern Night’ DVD in April
///  Date : 14th January, 2017  ///

It has been nearly seven years since we’ve had a new studio album from Norwegian symphonic black metal veterans Dimmu Borgir. That wait continues, but in the meantime the band will be unleashing the DVD ‘Forces of the Northern Night‘ on April 14 via Nuclear Blast. It includes two Dimmu Borgir live shows. One is a 2011 concert recorded in Oslo, Norway onstage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Choir. The other concert is their 2012 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival where they had nearly 100 musicians on stage. A bonus documentary feature will also be included.

Frontman Shagrath says, “For us, this is the pinnacle of our career so far. As a band, we’ve always used a lot of symphonic elements in our music. But we haven’t been able to use a real orchestra live. We’ve had to use samples, synthesizers and so on, so this was a huge, awesome experience for us!”

(Source : loudwire.com)

Upcoming ReleasesOBITUARY set to release a brand new self-titled album this March’17
///  Date : 12th January, 2017  ///

Death Metal’s resident cavemen Obituary are one of the genre’s elite and are set to release their eponymous 10th studio effort on March’17 through Relapse, bringing 10 new tracks of slugging, rhythmic brutality.

Known for their mid-tempo, groove-laden approach to death metal, the ever-consistent Obituary have offered a teaser clip for the album with a snippet of the new song “It Lives” as heard in the video below.

Obituary, Obituary Track Listing
01. Brave
02. Sentence Day
03. Lesson in Vengeance
04. End It Now
05. Kneel Before Me
06. It Lives
07. Betrayed
08. Turned to Stone
09. Straight to Hell
10. Ten Thousand Ways to Die

(Source : loudwire.com)