Novembers Doom Posts “Zephyr” Lyric Video

Ready for new Novembers Doom? The “Hamartia” album follows 2014 full-length release “Bled White” (reviewed here) and will see official release on April 14th, 2017. Pre-orders are online now at this location.

As we approach that release date, today a music video for album track “Zephyr” comes online and can be seen below.

Vocalist Paul Kuhr commented to about the track:

“The entire album of Hamartia is based on relationships, and I took a different approach for some of it’s lyrical content. I wrote certain songs through the eyes of other people, who are very close to me in my life, keeping it all very personal. ‘Zephyr’ is one song written though the eyes of my daughter, and after watching her struggle with a demon she’s had for years, it was a way for me to put into words what I have witnessed all along. It’s about standing up, calling it out for what it is, and doing what needs to be done to move forward with her life.”

The new album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Devils Light
2. Plague Bird
3. Ghost
4. Ever After
5. Hamartia
6. Apostasy
7. Miasma
8. Zephyr
9. Waves in the Red Cloth
10. Borderline

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Obscura Releases “Perpetual Infinity” Guitar Playthrough

The German tech-death titans from Obscura just premiered a brand new guitar playthrough of “Perpetual Infinity.”

“Perpetual Infinity” can be heard on Obscura‘s 2016 album, “Akroasis” (reviewed here). Watch guitarist Rafael Trujillo demonstrate his incredible skill below.

If you missed it, a previously released bass playthrough video for the title track can also still be seen at this location.

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Carach Angren Unveils New Album “Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten”

Theatrical horror metal crew Carach Angren just announced new album “Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten,” which serves as the follow-up to “This is No Fairy Tale” (reviewed here) will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on June 16th.

“Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten” revolves around the haunting of a young girl with an unhealthy fixation on a Ouija board. Carach Angren pushes the group’s unashamedly theatrical style of metal to intense new height that blend eerie and extreme black metal with beautifully composed string sections and regal orchestral arrangements. For a first taste, check out the macabre and romantic “Song for the Dead” below.

Regarding the track, Carach Angren comments, “After months of hard work we proudly reopen the doors to our haunted mansion to reveal the first deadly taste of our upcoming concept album. A unique horror story as you all expect and deserve, we consider this as one of the most terrifying tracks that we have created so far.”

This new album was recorded with Peter Tägtgren at Abyss Studio in Sweden, mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at the Black Lounge Studio, and features cover art by Costin Chioreanu. The track listing is as follows:

1. Opening
2. Charlie
3. Bloodqueen
4. Charles Francis Coghlan
5. Song for the Dead
6. In De Naam Van De Duivel
7. Pitch Black Box
8. The Possession Process
9. Three Times Thunder Strikes

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Trial (swe) releases lyric video for title track of new album, ‘Motherless’

– March 15th, 2017 –

On April 7th, Swedish heavy metallers Trial (swe) will release their new album, Motherless, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! For a preview of the record, a new lyric video (by cover artist Costin Chioreanu!) for the title track, “Motherless”, can be viewed at:

Trial (swe) comments: “‘Motherless‘ is the opener and title track of the upcoming release. It’s a fiery and captivating tune that serves the purpose of entangling the listener into the rest of the album. The video was created by the fantastic artist Costin Chioreanu, who uses the artwork and layout he created for the album as a vessel to give the song an extra dimension. It perfectly corresponds to our vision of what ‘Motherless‘ is.”

To hear the first single, “Cold Comes The Night”, please visit: – where Motherless can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark slate gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–steel blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/beige-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*digital options are also available!

Formed in 2007, Trial (swe) wrote and recorded The Primordial Temple (album, 2011), which became a stepping stone from where the band was to where they wanted to be. After earning acclaimed reviews for Malicious Arts (EP, 2013) and Vessel (album, 2015), Trial (swe)‘s popularity continued to grow, and it wasn’t long before Metal Blade Records signed the band. With plans to re-invent themselves once again, Motherless promises to be another step forward in their career.

Motherless track-listing:
1. Motherless
2. In Empyrean Labour
3. Cold Comes The Night
4. Juxtaposed
5. Aligerous Architect
6. Birth
7. Embodiment
8. Rebirth

Trial (swe) line-up:
Linus Johansson – Vocals
Alexander Ellstrom – Guitars
Andreas Johnsson – Guitars
Andreas Olsson – Bass
Martin Svensson – Drums

Trial (swe) online:



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Brain Tentacles Announces April U.S. Tour Dates

Multi-state avant-garde/jazz/metal trio Brain Tentacles recently confirmed a short run of live dates next month. Slated to roll from April 12th through April 16th, the trek includes a stop at this year’s Berserker Fest alongside the likes of Gwar, Eyehategod, Weedeater, and labelmates The Obsessed.

These new shows will be in support of the band’s self-titled album that released via Relapse Records this past fall. Check out our review here and you can also listen in below.

4/12/2017 Hardwood Brewery – Richmond, VA w/ Dumb Water
4/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA w/ Gwar
4/14/2017 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH w/ Gwar
4/15/2017 Berserker IV @ The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
4/16/2017 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Macabre

Brain Tentacles by Brain Tentacles

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Between The Buried And Me Releasing “Coma Ecliptic Live” DVD / Blu-Ray

On April 28th, Between the Buried and Me will release new DVD/Blu-ray, “Coma Ecliptic Live,” via Metal Blade Records and in association with Good Fight Entertainment. To pre-order the release, head over to this location.

The concert, which features the band performing latest album “Coma Ecliptic” in its entirety (reviewed here), was filmed live on location October 4th, 2016 at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA.

Bassist Dan Briggs comments: “The genesis of the ‘Coma Ecliptic’ filming was based around capturing the look and feel of the show our lighting director Chris Hill produced for the full album set. It’s such an important record for us and our progression as a band and the visual representation captures the moods of our tragic tale so well. It’s the perfect way to wrap up the last two years we’ve been living with this album day in and day out!”

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Swallow The Sun Kicking Off North American Tour Dates With Amorphis

Finnish doom metal outfit Swallow The Sun has returned to North America to continue touring on the strength of latest release, “Songs From The North” (reviewed here).

The band begins a six week trek in the U.S. and Canada supporting Amorphis tonight in Charlotte, NC. Speaking about returning to North America, the members of Swallow The Sun comment:

“We are excited to hit the road again with our old friends Amorphis. It’s been 10 years since we’ve toured with them last time. Cool to come back for another North American tour. Last year we did 5 weeks with Dark Tranquillity and now this massive 6 week run with Amorphis. It’s gonna be a blast! Let’s make Finnish Metal great again!”

Monday, March 6th – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Tuesday, March 7th – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Wednesday, March 8th – Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
Thursday, March 9th – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Friday, March 10th – Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
Saturday, March 11th – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sunday, March 12th – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Tuesday, March 14th – New York City, NY @ Stage 48
Wednesday, March 15th – Ottawa, ON (CAN) @ Mavericks
Thursday, March 16th – Quebec City, QC (CAN) @ Le Cercle
Friday, March 17 – Montreal, QC (CAN) @ Foufones Electriques
Saturday, March 18th – Toronto, ON (CAN) @ Mod Club Theatre
Sunday, March 19th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Tuesday, March 21st – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Wednesday, March 22nd – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Thursday, March 23rd – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub
Friday, March 24th – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
Saturday, March 25th – Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
Sunday, March 26th – Chicago, IL, @ Reggies Rock Club
Tuesday, March 28th – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Wednesday, March 29th – Winnipeg, MB (CAN) @ The Park Theatre
Thursday, March 30th – Regina, SK (CAN) @ Exchange
Friday, March 31st – Edmonton, AL (CAN) @ The Starlite Room
Saturday, April 1st – Calgary, AB, (CAN) @ Dickens
Sunday, April 2nd – Kelowna, BC (CAN) @ LEVEL
Monday, April 3rd – Vancouver, BC (CAN) @ Rickshaw Theatre
Tuesday, April 4th – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Friday, April 7th – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Saturday, April 8th – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Sunday, April 9th – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
Tuesday, April 11th – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Wednesday, April 12th – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Friday, April 14th – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Saturday, April 15th – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Sunday, April 16th – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Monday, April 17th – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
Tuesday, April 18th – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Wednesday, April 19th – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
Thursday, April 20th – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
Friday, April 21st – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Saturday, April 22nd – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sunday, April 23rd – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall

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Woe Streaming Full New “Hope Attrition” Album

In less than two weeks, U.S. black metal collective Woe will unveil the “Hope Attrition” full-length album via Vendetta Records (read our full review here).

Featuring Chris Grigg alongside longtime contributing bassist Grzesiek Czapla, guitarist Matt Mewton, and drummer Lev Weinstein, “Hope Attrition” is a dark, mournful work that draws from Woe’s black metal influences while pulling out dormant death metal undertones, bolstered by the crushing production of renowned engineer Stephen DeAcutis.

In advance of its release, Noisey is currently streaming the record in full – listen in at this location. “Hope Attrition” will see release this coming March 17th on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital formats.

Woe will bring these warring odes to Europe with German black metal unit Ultha for a stretch of festival dates including an appearance at Roadburn on April 22nd, with future onstage assaults both Stateside and abroad in the plotting stages.

4/13/2017 Het Bos – Antwerpen, BE
4/14/2017 Hamburg Is Droneburg Festival @ Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/15/2017 Vendetta Fest @ Tiefgrund – Berlin, DE
4/16/2017 Conspiracy Of The Damned Festival @ Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
4/17/2017 Nexus – Braunschweig, DE
4/18/2017 Club Famu – Prag, CZ
4/19/2017 Escape – Vienna, AU
4/20/2017 Doom Over Leipzig Festival @ UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
4/21/2017 Dudefest Festival @ Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
4/22/2017 Roadburn Festival @ O13 – Tilburg, NL

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New Video Clip “Spiral” Available From Sound Storm

Italian metal act Sound Storm issued a new video clip for the song “Spiral.” The song is taken from the band’s latest effort “Vertigo,” which is available now through RockShots Records. Check out our review for the album at this location.

Check out the clip for “Sprial” here:

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Wolfbrigade Announces New Album “Run With The Hunted”

Stockholm-based Wolfbrigade has issued news today of an impending ninth full-length album, titled “Run With The Hunted.” Set for release in April through Southern Lord, the artwork, track listing, and further insights into the album have been made public today.

“Run With The Hunted” was recorded in both Studio Fredman in Gothenburg (At the Gates, In Flames, Martyrdöd), by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd, and in Sunlight Studio (Dismember, Entombed, Grave) in Stockholm, by Tomas Skogsberg.

Declares Wolfbrigade of the new album: “We looked to explore our rawness, writing straight-up, in-your-face, primitive songs. On this record, we decided to push the melodic strains even further, but without losing either intensity or brutality. Lyrically we have been inspired by both classic and obscure dystopian literature, finding suitably horrible metaphors for the decline of western society. The search for freedom continues, but this time the path is pointed inwards, into ourselves.”

Southern Lord will release “Run With The Hunted” on LP, CD, and digital formats on April 28th. Stand by for audio previews and more on the album as it approaches release.

1. Nomad Pack
2. Warsaw Speedwolf
3. Lucid Monomania
4. No Reward
5. Kallocain
6. Return To None
7. War On Rules
8. Feral Blood
9. Under The Bell
10. Dead Cold

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