Details Of New Album “Obscurity” Issued By Dragonhammer

In just 40 days, the new album “Obscurity” from Italy’s Dragonhammer will be in your cold metallic hands. October 27th (via My Kingdom Music) will be the day, but today the band revealed the cover artwork (created by Rob Marconi) and the 10 tracks titles composing the album, without a doubt, one of the most awaited Italian releases of this year!

In a few days, the band will present the first song via a lyric video created by Goffredo Passi at EstremArte Videoproduzioni.

On release day, the band will present it at a release party supporting Firewind in Rome at Jailbreak Live Club……and so you’ll ride the Dragon flying on the music!

“Obscurity” was recorded at Domination Studios by Simone Mularoni (DGM). The track listing is:

1. Darkness Is Coming
2. The Eye Of The Storm
3. Brother vs Brother
4. Under The Vatican’s Ground
5. The Game Of Blood
6. The Town Of Evil
7. Children Of The Sun
8. Fighting The Beast
9. Remember My Name
10. Obscurity

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Lyric Video For New Song “Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant” Available From Communic

Norwegian progressive/power metal act Communic released a lyric video for the new song “Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant.” The song is lifted from the new album “Where Echoes Gather,” expected for release on October 27th via AFM Records.

“Where Echoes Gather” will be available as a digipak and limited colored vinyl (250 units gold, 250 red/marbled. The track listing is:

1. The Pulse of the Earth, Pt. 1: The Magnetic Center
2. The Pulse of the Earth. Pt. 2: Impact Of The Wave
3. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant
4. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 2: The Underground Swine
5. Moondance
6. Where History Lives
7. Black Flag of Hate
8. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 1: Journey Into The Source
9. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 2: The First Moment
10. Watching It All Disappear (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
11. At Dewy Prime (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
12. Waves Of Visual Decay (Acoustic Live Version – 10th Anniversary Concert) (Bonus Track)

Check out “Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant” here:

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New Album Details, New Single Released By Evertale

German power metal act Evertale announced that the sophomore album will be entitled “The Great Brotherwar.” The album drops on October 27th via NoiseArt Records. In addition, the band issued the new single “Empire Rising” in the form of a lyric video, which you can check out in the player below.

“The Great Brotherwar” is the follow up to the 2014 debut “Of Dragons and Elves” (see review here). The cover art, created by the legendary Andreas Marschall (Rage, Running Wild, Blind Guardian, etc.), and track listing can be found here:

1. Battle for Mankind
2. Empire Rising
3. The Swarm
4. The Joining
5. For the King and the Crown
6. Oceans of Sand l
7. The Journey to Iskendria
8. Chapter 666 (We are the Hammer)
9. March to the North
10. And the Dragon Returns
11. All Hail the Crimson King
12. The Great Brotherwar
13. Take to the Sky (Van Canto Cover)

Check out “Empire Rising” here:

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Rockshots Records Inks Deal With Wolfshead, New Album Detailed

Rockshots Records proudly presents Finnish doom metal act Wolfshead!

Hailing from Finland, Wolfshead’s style is pure old school heavy metal, heavy guitar riffs, growling bass, pounding drums with bluesy, leather-lunged whisky-scented vocals on top. Taking their main influences from such acts as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Venom and the whole NWoBHM movement, Wolfshead manages to combine almost everything from heavy rock music from between 1967 and 1985 to it’s own unique blend. The band writes songs about lycanthropy, living deads, witch hunts, Cthulhu Mythos and of course, heavy metal itself.

The name of the debut album is “Leaden,” meaning heavy. And that is what it is. It could have been called “This is heavy metal”. “Leaden” will be released on physical support and digital download/streaming on October 27th.

The track list is as follows:

1. Vukodlak 4:40
2. Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things 4:11
3. Purifier 4:12
4. When The Stars Are Right 6:25
5. Division Of The Damned 5:01
6. Haruspex 4:01
7. Winds Over Potter’s Field 1:54
8. The Hangman 7:44

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Details Of New Album “We Owe You Nothing” Posted By Forgotten Tomb, New Single Streaming

“We Owe You Nothing”, the ninth studio album from Italian black/doom metal overlords Forgotten Tomb, is set to be released on October 27th in Europe and November 10th in North America via Agonia Records. The album’s title track & first single is available in the form of a lyric video, which you can enjoy at the bottom.

The album marks the highest point in the band’s constant evolution and once more makes it hard to narrow down its sound to some pre-existing labels. Effortlessly blending the eerie, dissonant black metal sound the band is well-known for with muscular sludge/doom riffs and a subtle, nihilistic punk attitude, “We Owe You Nothing” defines the band’s personality more than ever, reaffirming its unique sound.

Starting in the beginning of the millennium with bona fide classics such as “Songs to Leave” (2002), “Springtime Depression” (2003) and “Love’s Burial Ground” (2004) – widely considered among the true originators of the so-called “Depressive Black Metal” sub-genre – the band explored increasingly heavier and broader territories with all the albums that followed, from the genre-shattering avant-garde of “Negative Megalomania” (2007) through the pitch-black rocking-vehicle “Under Saturn Retrograde” (2011), then perfecting the band’s own black/doom formula with the harsher tones of “…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil” (2012) and “Hurt Yourself and The Ones You Love” (2015).

The band commented: “Our discography has always been divided by trilogies. ‘We Owe You Nothing’ closes the third trilogy which started with ‘…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil’ followed by ‘Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love’ and it’s the heaviest among the 3 albums, with an emphasis on slower/mid tempos and a sludgier approach while retaining also our trademark melodies and dissonant arpeggios, plus some twists which open new doors to the next era of the band. Due to circumstances surrounding it, it’s been an extremely painful album to make and therefore it’s one of our darkest, while being also filled with raw energy”.

Recording-sessions started in December 2016, with drums being tracked at Big Pine Creek studio in Italy, but were abruptly interrupted when singer/guitarist Ferdinando “HM” M. was involved in a life-threatening car accident that left him unable to play for months. The recording was resumed and completed in May 2017 at SPVN Studio in Italy, while mix and mastering were done in June 2017 at Planet-Z studio (Hadley, Massachussets, USA) by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Six Feet Under, Crowbar, Hatebreed).

The track listing and cover artwork can be found here:

1. We Owe You Nothing
2. Second Chances
3. Saboteur
4. Abandon Everything
5. Longing For Decay
6. Black Overture

Check out the title track here:

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Hanging Garden Posts “Elysium” Lyric Video

Today you can watch the brand new lyric video for “Elysium,” taken from the forthcoming album “I Am Become” by the masters of Finnish melancholia, Hanging Garden.

The band’s fifth full-length album focuses thematically on an inexorable aspect of life, as well as it’s antonym: death. The approach to the theme is personal – the feelings of loss, yearning, and cherishing the deeds and words of those no longer here. The songs contain epitaphs and obituaries in the band’s native tongue, to keep the full meaning and connotations of the words intact.

The powerful voices of familiar guests vocalists from bands such as Amorphis and Amoral can also be heard on the album, adding to its dark and compelling atmosphere. “I Am Become” is due out October 27th, 2017 on Lifeforce Records.

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Video Clip For New Song “Burn The Witch” Posted By Angel Nation

Melodic metal band Angel Nation, the band featuring Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Elina Siirala, released a video clip for the new single “Burn The Witch,” the first single from the new album “Aeon.” The album is set to drop via Inner Wound Recordings on October 27th.

Angel Nation was founded by the classically trained Finnish singer who moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal.

The debut album [released under the name EnkeliNation] “Tears of Lust” was received with glowing reviews all over the world. The release in 2014 was followed by shows at Bloodstock Open Air, shows in Finland amongst others. In 2016, Elina also joined Leaves’ Eyes.

The sophomore release “Aeon” continues the musical diversity that Elina likes to express in her songwriting. The unique blend of retro and modern sounds is developed even further with this album. The power of metal and rock combined with Elina’s ethereal yet strong and emotional vocals create the perfect platform for stories of both earthly and otherworldly she likes to create with her lyrics.

The album features a guest appearance by Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum) on vocals and the artwork was created by Darkgrove Design (Apocalyptica, Delain, Leah).

Get ready for it all: Heavy, rocking and epic tunes from this highly anticipated album with tons of character!

The track listing is:

1. Burn The Witch
2. Blood Is On Your Hands
3. Breathe Again
4. Wonder Who You Are
5. Farewell
6. Free
7. Enough Is Enough
8. Music Plays
9. Fireflies
10. Destination

Check out “Burn The Witch” here:

Check out Angel Nation on tour:

Dec 14: Boston Music Room – London, UK
Dec 15: De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare, BE
Dec 16: Le Batofar – Paris, FR
Dec 17: Popcentrale – Dordrecht, NL
Dec 20: 7er Club – Mannheim, DE
Dec 21: T.B.A.
Dec 22: De Bosuil – Weert, NL

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Cobalt Announces Fall Tour Dates With The Obsessed

Colorado-based progressive apocalyptic metal duo Cobalt will return to the road next month supporting doom rock legends The Obsessed. Cobalt will join the tour on October 8th and level over a dozen cities through October 27th with a final hometown headlining show on October 30th. See all confirmed dates below.

Cobalt w/ The Obsessed:
10/08/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
10/09/2017 Old Nicks – Eugene, OR
10/12/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/13/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
10/16/2017 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
10/17/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
10/18/2017 Barauerhaus – Lombard, IL
10/19/2017 Woodward Theater – Cincinnati, OH
10/20/2017 Trixies – Louisville, KY
10/21/2017 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
10/24/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
10/25/2017 The Cafe at Parlor – Newport, RI
10/26/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
10/27/2017 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
10/30/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO w/ Worry, Fathers * COBALT headlining

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Hideous Rebirth Posts “Desecration Seance” Lyric Video

Barbaric death-grinders Hideous Rebirth just premiered lyric video single “Desecration Seance,” taken from the group’s forthcoming album, “La Fosa Comun.”

“It’s about disgruntled spirits,” states bassist/vocalist Cris Gutierrez, “luring us into their realm in order to take over our physical bodies and take their revenge on humanity. ‘La Fosa Común” is a burial ground of unidentified people’s who never really rested properly, so this ties into the album perfectly. Lyrics mixed with rituals, spirits, and brutality make a good fit for Hideous Rebirth.”

New album “La Fosa Comun” is set for release October 27th, 2017 via Gore House Productions on CD and digital formats. Pre-orders are online here.

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Katla Posts New Song “Nátthagi”

Katla is an Icelandic band featuring ex-Sólstafir drummer and visual artist Guðmundur Óli Pálmason and singer/multi-instrumentalist Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson. Named in tribute to one of Iceland’s greatest active volcanos, Katla creates powerful, panoramic music where shimmering guitars, crushing melodies and atmospheric density meet dark, entrancing power.

The band’s debut album, “Móðurástin,” will be released on October 27th via Prophecy Productions. In advance of the record’s release, today Katla debuts new song “Nátthagi.” The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Aska
2. Hyldýpi (streaming here)
3. Nátthagi
4. Hvila
5. Hreggur
6. Kul
7. Móðurástin
8. Dulsmál

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