Wormholedeath Signs Licensing Deal For Debut Full Length From The Shadeless Emperor

Wormholedeath announced it has reached a licensing deal with Greek epic/melodic death metal act The Shadeless Emperor for the worldwide distribution of the the debut full length album “Ashbled Shores.” As a sample, check out the lyric video for the new song “Too Far Gone” in the player below.

The album will be issued on the following release schedule:

Digital: August 1st (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
CD: October 13th (Aural Music Group)
USA: September 8th (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Japan: December 20th (Wormholedeath Japan/Disk Union Music Distribution)

The track listing for the album is:

1. Oaths
2. Ashbled Shores
3. Sullen Guard
4. Homeland
5. Shades Over The Empire
6. Duskfall
7. A Few Rotten Words
8. Helios The Dark
9. Olethros
10. Too Far Gone
11. An Ember Gale

Check out “Too Far Gone” here:

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Decapitated Releases “Earth Scar” Music Video

The Polish metal extremists from Decapitated are inching closer to the release of their seventh album “Anticult,” which arrives via Nuclear Blast on July 7th. The band has further stoked anticipation for the album by issuing the video for the new track “Earth Scar.”

“We’re really excited to release the second song from our upcoming new record – ‘Earth Scar!,'” said guitarist Vogg. “I have always drawn influence from all spectrums of metal and this song and? our new? record really reflect those influences. “Much like ‘Never,’ this song has been designed to crush on a stage and we can’t wait to add it to our set. Rasta wrote the lyrics with a lot of metaphorical content dealing with touring. The opposing lifestyles from the ‘normal,’ day-to-day of being at home vs. being on the road and seeing our ‘tribe’ interacting with the music and the almost restorative qualities of that. We hope you all enjoy it and we can’t wait to see you all very soon!”

The new video can be seen below, and if you missed it, the history of Decapitated was recently covered in our Sunday Old School column here.

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Bison Streams Full New Album “You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient”

“You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient” is the imminent new full-length from Vancouver sludge-bringers Bison.

Set for release in Europe on June 23rd, followed by a North American release on July 7th, “You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient: follows Bison’s 2014-issued “1000 Needles” EP and serves as the band’s first full-length to include bassist Shane Clark, former lead guitarist of 3 Inches Of Blood.

In advance of its release, you can stream the entire new record in full via the YouTube player below. “You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient” was captured in the band’s hometown with longtime friend Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders. The record will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

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New Music Video “Echoes Of Faces” Issued By From The Dust Returned

Italian progressive rock/metal band From The Dust Returned issued a music video for the song “Echoes Of Faces.” The song appears on the debut EP “Homecoming,” which is available via Sliptrick Records.

From The Dust Returned showcases a combination of heavy metal, hard rock, progressive and psychedelic music. Check out the clip here:

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Release Date For “1755” Posted By Moonspell

Portuguese metal act Moonspell will issue the new album “1755” on November 3rd via Napalm Records. “1755” is a conceptual release, sung entirely in Portuguese, which chronicles the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.

In support of the new album, there will be three shows in Portugal to coincide with the albums release. Moonspell will have a double date hometown show in Lisbon, where you enjoy the band’s annual Halloween party, as well as watching the show. On the 1st of November, the band will take the event to the city of Porto as part of the “1755” first three announced dates:

30th + 31st Oct – LISBOA AO VIVO, LISBON
1st Nov – HARD CLUB, SALA 1, PORTO

These very special gigs will be produced by the band themselves in partnership with Alma Mater Records and in collaboration and with total support from the main label Napalm Records.

At the shows you will have the chance to buy the upcoming record exclusively and straight from the band as you watch them destroy Lisbon and Porto. Each ticket holder will get a free CD or vinyl edition (first 500 tickets, the edition will be signed by the band!). Pre-sales will be announced soon, but you can already get your ticket to Lisbon and Porto right now. More info about tickets, reservations and information can be found at this location.

Says the band: “On these shows we’re gonna play 1755 in its entirety but also recover some obscure stuff we haven’t been playing for many years.

“1755 is a poetic, musical and philosophical reflection of the band about the tragic event that took place on the 1st of November of 1755 in Lisbon, decimating the entire city.

“It’s mostly a metal record, with vibrant riffs, epic orchestration and vocals and lyrics, which invoke the agony of that day. The band was also concerned in recreating the end of the 18th century Lisbon and there will be lots of fusion, percussion and a melodic approach to that time and to the atmosphere the great city of Lisbon enjoyed back then.

“There will be ten powerful, surprising songs that echo remotely to some of Moonspell previous efforts like ‘Under the Moonspell’ or ‘Alpha Noir.’ But make no mistake…this is Moonspell as you never heard them before, with the fire of their native Language Portuguese and 900 years of History to unveil!

“An historical, rigorous, serious, artistic record. A black beast from Portugal that the Metal scene so craves for.”

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Monument Of Misanthropy Teasing New Material From Upcoming New EP “Capital Punisher”

Back home from a very successful 3-weeks UK & European Tour 2017 with Vader and Immolation, Austrian/French brutal death metal maniacs of Monument Of Misanthropy did not waste any time and are currently putting the final touches to their upcoming new EP titled “Capital Punisher”. The band’s frontman George “Misanthrope” Wilfinger has recently shared some footage from his vocals recordings, which took place at Norbert Leitner’s studio in Vienna, Austria.

Check it out below:

French drum-wizard Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, Benighted) will be again providing studio-drums. The album’s cover artwork was again created by Remy Cuveillier of Headsplit Design, Paris, France.

“Capital Punisher” will contain the following new tracks:

– “Capital Punisher”
– “Killing Spree”
– “At Death’s Door”
– “Pull The Plug” (Death cover)

+ one new secret track

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New Album “Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay” Announced By Cradle Of Filth

UK’s legendary extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth have announced the details for the band’s upcoming 12th full-length album.

“Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay” will be released on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast. You can view the stunning cover artwork by Arturs Berzinš below. Berzinš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism.”

The album was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honorable Scott Atkins, Esq., who has been the resident go-to producer for Cradle Of Filth for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

Commented the infamous Dani Filth: “The album is deeply infused with Victorian gothic horror and thus the title is a reflection of that. ‘Cryptoriana’ implies the Victorian’s infatuation with the supernatural, the grave and the ghoulish. And the subtitle ‘The Seductiveness Of Decay’ further cements this attraction to death and the glittering lengthy process of self-annihilation.”

The first single off from the album will be released on July 5th, the same day that the album pre-order will become available.

Today the band also announces the first full scale UK and Ireland tour in years, starting in Belfast, Northern Ireland on October 30th.

Added Dani Filth: “We, as a band, are incredibly excited about hitting the UK and Ireland for a full run of dates around All Hallows Eve, as playing the band’s home country is always great fun and the audiences here are very receptive. And nuts. The dates will be the first in a long line of shows that will extend throughout the rest of the World throughout 2018. We aim to be very prolific on the live front, delivering a show worthy of our fan’s exalted expectations and more”

Confirmed dates are:

30.10. Belfast – Limelight
31.10. Dublin – Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester – Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow – Garage
04.11. Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
05.11. Leeds – Church
07.11. Oxford – O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton – Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich – Waterfront
10.11. London – Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller

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Debut Album “Rhapsodies In Black” Announced By Exit Eden

Four musicians from four different countries with four entirely different biographies, yet all stemming from the world of Rock, have united in one band: Exit Eden!

The four piece ensemble unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do it’s very own thing! Despite the diversity, the four singers: Amanda Somerville (Avantastia/Trillium/Epica), Clémentine Delauney (Visions of Atlantis/ex-Serenity), Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally with their very diverse vocal tones and techniques that go from opera style to raspy rock! This constellation created extraordinary and powerful ideas and finally became a unique plan to raise Exit Eden’s very own edge: to show the world that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song.

The band’s debut “Rhapsodies in Black,” which will be released on August 4th via Napalm Records (worldwide excluding Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch), is home to a colorful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more! Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album. A first video will present a grand entrance very soon!

The track listing for the album is:

1. Question Of Time
2. Unfaithful
3. Incomplete
4. Impossible
5. Frozen
6. Heaven
7. Firework
8. Skyfall
9. Total Eclipse
10. Paparazzi
11. Fade To Grey

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Devin Townsend Project Posts “Offer Your Light” Video

The Devin Townsend Project has been on the road for the majority of 2017 supporting latest album “Transcendence.” Recently Devin was in attendance at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony in London, where he was given the “Riff Lord” award, which has been previously bestowed upon the likes of Dave Mustaine, Brian May, and Phil Campbell.

In response to being recognized and given such a high honor, Devin offered the following statement: “Hey all! Well heck, I guess I won an award for being a guitar guy…sweet! All those years of social ineptitude has manifested in an ability to play 32nd notes. Take that, dad! …to celebrate, we are doing a ‘lyric video’ for a track I had been encouraged to release when the album first came out, but decided to go with another one instead.

“As it turns out, people seem to really like this song, so have at ‘er! Here’s a kind of rockin’, kind of straightforward track from Transcendence called ‘Offer Your Light’, written essentially about trying to look at the positive amidst the ever increasing sea of neurosis-inducing bullshit the world keeps spewing at us. I’m in the beginning stages of writing new music now, and I hope this finds a home in your listening world for the next 4 minutes or so…best part is; there’s no guitar solo!”

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New Single “Tears Of Fire” Streaming From ToJa

The new single “Tears of Fire” from German melodic hard rock act ToJa’s new album “V” is available in the player below. “V” will be issued on CD on July 14th via Pure Rock Records, a division of Pure Steel Records. Pre-orders will be available on June 30th.

Founded in 1997 by Tommy Rinn and JJ Thielking, the original studio project developed into a live act with performances in and around Germany. With Max Rudolph on drums and Ole Dietz on bass an excellent hard rock album was created with support from Berny Pezalla (guitar) and Willi Limpert (bass).

“V” was mixed and mastered by Marc Bugnard at LFT studio. The album is a continuation of Tommy’s and JJs philosophy: hard rock with lots of melody!

The track listing for “V” is:

1. Tears Of Fire
2. She’s A Rebel
3. Forever Rock
4. Love Is Like A Sin
5. Modern Times
6. Ballad Of A Friend
7. Where’s My Home
8. Run For Cover
9. Don’t Let Me Go
10. Senza Cantata
11. Ashes To Ashes

Check out “Tears of Fire” here:

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