Mushroomhead To Record New Album Soon & Reschedule Immediate Shows

Mushroomhead are due to enter the studio on December 01st to start tracking their eighth full-length album. In other news the band are rescheduling their planned shows in Cleveland, OH and Flint, MI in order to accommodate their upcoming recording schedule offering the following:

“What up Shroom Heads!!!

Just a quick update to confirm the cancellation of Dec 23rd & Jan 6th show.
Before a bunch of you “know it all” fools start popping off at the mouth, here’s the dirt..

Skinny says…

“MRH is set to enter the studio Dec 1 to begin recording the 8th studio Lp. We’re locking ourselves in and we’re not leaving until it’s done…”

“Between the holidays and the rehearsal schedules,.. it doesn’t leave us much time to meet our recording deadlines. So we’re just gonna focus on writing the best LP of our lives”

The shows will of course be rescheduled at some point in the near future.
So enjoy the holidays, stay positive & tell someone you love em…
Even if they don’t deserve it!!
Stay tuned!”

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An Evening With Knives Signs With Argonauta Records

Argonauta Records just signed Eindhoven based metal outfit An Evening With Knives, blurring the boundaries between post-metal, psychedelic rock and doom metal.

Since the release of their self-titled debut EP in the summer of 2015, this energetic three-piece have made quite an impression sharing the stage with acclaimed acts like Corrosion Of Conformity, Truckfighters, Elder etc..

With an ever-growing fan base due to performances at Eindhoven’s cult venue De Effenaar, the illustrious Incubate Festival in Tilburg and Belgium’s Roadkill Festival for instance, standalone shows have regularly sold out in 2016.

Recorded at The Void studio by Pieter Kloos (Dool, Death Alley, Monomyth, The Devil’s Blood, Motorpsycho), their debut full-length ‘Serrated’, is destined leave you in awe by the raw emotion and power behind this band.

An Evening With Knives’ “Serrated” will be released on CD by Argonauta Records and is available from January 26th, 2018.

An Evening With Knives are:
Marco Gelissen (guitar, lead vocals)
Ivo Jonkers (drums, sampling)
Peter van Grunsven (bass guitar and vocals)

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Gorgon Debut New Single “Ishassara” From Upcoming New 2018 Album

‘Ishassara’ is a short and tragic story written by Gorgon founder and vocalist Paul Thureau, taking place in ancient Crete: it’s the story of a tortured man who has lived a life in pain, regrets and guilt, and who starts giving all his love and devotion to a goddess (Ishassara) asking her for peace of mind and soul.

Recorded at Hybreed Studios, produced by Jussi Kulomaa and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde, ‘Ishassara’ is the first song released by the French band since 2016’s Titanomachy album and a track that is set to feature on the forthcoming full-length slated for release 2018.

Listen To ‘Ishassara’ below.

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Lifesick Announces European Tour Including Shows Supporting Harley Flanagan

Danish metallic hardcore outfit Lifesick has announced a European tour which begins next week and runs through mid-December, providing support for Harley Flanagan on most the shows.

Lifesick is an overwhelmingly hard-hitting act who integrates elements of morbid, extreme metal into aggressive, mosh-primed hardcore. The band is currently in Dead Rat studio recording their follow up to 6.0.1 which was released in November 2016 on LP format via Southern Lord, and prior to that on CD format via FWH Records.

See Lifesick’s official video for “In Love With Hate” below.

Lifesick European Tour Dates:

11/29/2017 Innocent – Hengelo, NL
11/30/2017 Vort’n Vis – Ieper, BE
12/01/2017 The Crowndale – London, UK
12/02/2017 Temple Of Boom – Leeds, UK w/ Harley Flanagan
12/03/2017 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/04/2017 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/05/2017 Faust – Hannover, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/06/2017 Scheune – Dresden, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/07/2017 Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, PL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/08/2017 Arena – Vienna, AU w/ Harley Flanagan
12/09/2017 Legend Club – Milano, IT w/ Harley Flanagan
12/15/2017 Ungdommenshus – Fredericia, DK

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Ghost’s Papa Emeritus (Tobias Forge) & Ex-Members Considering Settlement Over Legal Dispute

Ghost vocalist Papa Emeritus (aka Tobias Forge) and four former members of the group look to be reaching a possible settlement. Their legal representatives were due to meet in Linkoping, Sweden court yesterday, to begin to discuss the possibility of resolving their legal dispute.

Aforementioned dispute was brought against Tobias Forge by four ex-musicians from the outfit —Simon Söderberg (Alpha), Mauro Rubino (Air), Henrik Palm (Ether) and Martin Hjertstedt (Earth)— and saw them seeking to get their hands on the band’s accounting from 2011 to the end of 2016. The four claim they were underpaid for their work with the band and also claim a partnership was in place to distribute proceeds from the band.

Tobias Forge himself previously disputed all claims and the existence of such a partnership. He also went on to allege that the above musicians were essentially “musicians for hire” with himself being the mainman of the band.

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Bullet For My Valentine’s “Live From Brixton: Chapter Two” Set Now Available

After some delays, Bullet For My Valentine‘s new live release, “Live From Brixton: Chapter Two” made its way to stores yesterday, November 10th. Spinefarm released the set, which is split into two separate nights. The efforts showcases the band’s December 09th & 10th, 2016 shows at the O2 Brixton Academy in London, with the second night focusing on their live performance of their debut album “The Poison“. At present, the band have been in the studio working on a new full-length album for a release in the new year.

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Ozzy Osbourne To Embark On “Farewell” Tour, Confirmed For European Festivals

Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will be headlining festivals across Europe next year in what is, according to the organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting, his “farewell” world tour. Although this is being touted as his final world tour, Osbourne says he may still perform shows “here and there” and it is expected that he will still be releasing another album. An official statement or list of tour dates has yet to be announced by Osbourne’s camp, but he has been confirmed to headline the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium, Denmark’s, Copenhell event and both the British and Spanish editions of the Download festival.

Download Festival’s promoter, Andy Copping said: “We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the Midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat.”

More on this story will be revealed as soon as information becomes available.

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Pentagram Frontman Bobby Liebling Jailed For 18 Months

Bobby Liebling, frontman and sole constant member of American doom metal pioneers Pentagram, has been sentenced by a court in Maryland to spend eighteen months in prison for abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult, upon completion of which, he will be placed on supervised probation for three years. He was arrested in May for his actions and also charged with first degree assault, to which he pleaded not guilty, though he plead guilty to the charge of abuse/neglect of a vulnerable adult, which is believed to be his 87 year old mother. A statement from Pentagram bassist Greg Turley reads as follows:

“2015/2016 were the busiest years ever for Pentagram. New album and a full tour cycle kept us busier than ever and taking us to places we’ve never been and playing bigger shows than I ever imagined. November 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden I knew something was ending, I just didn’t know what…. Dealing with Bobby and his reoccurring demons was bringing us all down. Same story from the past, I know. Honestly, I thought Bobby would end up dying before we played another show. Turns out, he didn’t die, just went off the rails and ended up assaulting his mom. Pretty much the worse thing someone could do in my opinion. He assaults the one and only person that has always taken up for him? Wow! Just horrible.

“He’s now serving time in prison. Looks like he’ll be there for the next 18 months. That’s a lot of time to reflect on bad decisions and bad habits.

“The last six months have been quite a ride, continuing on without Bobby was an easy decision. Fans, investments and commitments all needed to be satisfied so we marched on. The positive support we received, especially from those who have attended the live shows has been truly amazing. Sucks to be put in this situation but we’ve made the best of it and exceeded even our own expectations.

“Don’t know exactly what the future holds BUT the music of Pentagram is much larger than the individuals. Just look at the list of people that have been involved!!! Not only have I had the opportunity to be a part, I’m also one of the biggest fans. I mean, I truly never get burned out on these songs, from Forever My Queen to The Ghoul to City Romance to the last note on Curious Volume. I love them all…

“The “Bobby IS Pentagram” argument baffles me. There is and has always been a great team behind him pushing forward. Sorry to disappoint everyone who thinks Bobby steers the ship… I’ve been fortunate to be the constant for the last 8 years and involved since 1993. There still is an inner drive to move forward and bring the music to whoever will listen. I would love to have Bobby at the front of the stage more than you know, but by his own actions/mistakes, he’s removed himself. I’ve been to see him and keep in regular contact with him and he seems to understand that he “messed up”. Now, he’s got some time to work out his demons and try to make things right.

“What’s next for us? I look to keep moving forward…Thanks for reading and THANKS for your support.

“Greg Turley Peter Campbell”

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Video Clip For New Song “Tophet” Posted By Black Altar

Polish black metal act Black Altar released a video clip for the new song “Tophet.” The song appears on the forthcoming split LP with Beastcraft entitled “Winds Ov Decay,” which will be released on November 30th via Odium Records to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Black Altar. The scenes for the video were filmed in England, Sweden, Norway, Poland and USA. Check it out in the player below.

“Winds Ov Decay” will be released as an eight panel digipack CD (featuring a sixteen page booklet), gatefold black 180g vinyl LP and a limited edition (50 copies only) featuring wooden box containing the CD, red vinyl LP, 2 t-shirts, patch, pin, posters and loads of rarities concerning Black Altar.

Some special guests took part in the recording of Black Altar’s “Tophet” song include: James Stewart from Vader, V. Priest from Acherontas, Acerbus from Ondskapt, Soroth Northgrove from
Beastcraft and Nihil from Furia.

The track listing for the split release is:

Black Altar:

1. Intro
2. Tophet
3. Winds Ov Decay
4. Pentagram Sacrifice (Beastcraft Cover)
5. Outro
6. Tophet (Pre-Emptive Strike 0.1/Electro Version) (Bonus Track)

Beastcraft:

7. In The Hour of the Thorns (Unreleased Intro Track From 2016)
8. Deathcraft and Necromancy (Unreleased Track Recorded In 2007/2016)
9. Blackwinged Messiah (Previously Only Released On 7” Vinyl, Recorded In 2007)
10. Burnt At His Altar (Unreleased Live Recording From 2016)
11. Resurrection Thorugh Desecration and Churchfires (Previously Only released on 7” vinyl)
12. …In Thy Glory (7” vinyl, 2017)

Check out “Tophet” here:

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