Sumac Teasing Upcoming Album With Keiji Haino Titled “American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On”

Sumac are teasing their upcoming collaborative album with Keiji Haino below. Titled “American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On“, Thrill Jockey will release the album on February 23rd.

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Machine Heads Posts New Song, “Beyond The Pale” Online, Reveals “Catharsis” Cover And Release Date

American metal veterans Machine Head has posted a new song online entitled, “Beyond The Pale,” which is available to listen to below. The song comes from their forthcoming new album, “Catharsis” which will be released through Nuclear Blast on January 26th and will feature fifteen new tracks. The record was produced by frontman Robb Flynn, who said about the album:

“I feel like metal could really infiltrate the mainstream with this album. And it needs to… now more than ever. A lot of consideration went into making these songs more identifiable to a wider audience. Simplifying ideas, simplifying hooks, really concentrating on story-telling as opposed to ‘brutal poetry’ or whatever. And while I’d love to say it was all some grand plan, there was no ‘plan.’ You never know where you’re going to end up whenever you start writing a record… you just write… but I tell ya what… we ended up with a landmark here.

“Whenever you finish an album, you always feel proud, but this time… we’ve got something really special. We can feel it. We know it. ‘Catharsis’ could really elevate our genre.”

The tracklisting for “Catharsis” is as follows:

1. Volatile
2. Catharsis
3. Beyond The Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Bastards
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At The Sun
10. Behind A Mask
11. Heavy Lies The Crown
12. Psychotic
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
15. Eulogy

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Operation: Mindcrime Release Lyric Video For “Under Control”

Frontiers Music Srl is set to release Operation: Mindcrime’s “The New Reality” on December 1, 2017. Today, a second single has been released from the album with an accompanying lyric video. Watch the lyric video for “Under Control” below:

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Operation: Mindcrime Release Lyric Video For “Under Control”

Frontiers Music Srl is set to release Operation: Mindcrime’s “The New Reality” on December 1, 2017. Today, a second single has been released from the album with an accompanying lyric video. Watch the lyric video for “Under Control” below:

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Hamferð reveals details for new album, ‘Támsins likam’

– November 15th, 2017 –

Releases lyric video for first single, “Hon syndrast”

Doomsters Hamferð from the Faroe Islands will release their new album, Támsins likam, on January 12th via Metal Blade Records!

Hamferð comments: “‘Támsins likam‘ is a natural progression of the Hamferð sound, and we feel that it is our most special and cohesive work yet. Even more so than on previous albums, we have sought to create a full musical epic; inspired among other things by classical symphonies and progressive concept albums. It should be obvious that we are extremely excited to start performing this new material on the road.”

As of today, you can watch the lyric video for the first single, “Hon syndrast”, at metalblade.com/hamferd – where you can also pre-order the album in the following formats:


–jewelcase CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pastel violet marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–milky clear vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–transparent blue vinyl (TUTL exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–light grey black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Comments Hamferð on the lyric video for “Hon Syndrast”: “Costin Chioreanu has created an amazing lyric video for ‘Hon syndrast’ based on his artwork for the album. It might be the most aggressive song we have ever released, signifying the violently dramatic peak of the album’s story, and Costin has succeeded beautifully in illustrating its theme of dreadful realization and the merciless surroundings in which it occurs.”

Roughly translated as “Body of the mist”, Támsins likam is an attempt to create the most intriguing, honest and unique Hamferð experience yet. It is nothing less than a pinnacle; a culmination of many years of refining both sound and songwriting, spearheaded by a strong desire to keep progressing and expanding. This has resulted in an album bustling with elements ancient and familiar, violent and strange, earthen and spectral – all the while fiercely seeking to surprise and move the listener.

Once again recorded in Studio Bloch in the Faroe Islands, but this time mixed by the legendary Swedish sound wizard Daniel Bergstrand in his Dugout Productions studio, Támsins likam exhibits a rawer and more mature version of the known Hamferð sound. The somewhat harsh and bare soundscape deliberately contrasts with the refined compositions, while at the same time aligning with the increasingly honest and violent lyrical content.

“Faroese doom metal” is a powerful sound. Exclusive to this self-styled tag is Hamferð. For a near decade, the funeral dressed sextet has been casting a unique expression rooted in conceptual tragedy and intense, narrative doom metal.

Faroese history and folklore are mixed together with grand atmospheres, a trademark that has earned worldwide attention. Stages at festivals such as Inferno, Midgardsblot, Tuska, Summer Breeze, Wacken and many more have been turned into funerary ceremonies. Touring with bands like Amorphis and Moonsorrow has further garnered the band a respected reputation due to strong yet solemn live performances.

The lyrical and conceptual approach is ambitious in scope. People are drawn to it, even though the band sings in their native tongue, Faroese. With a highly engaging idea concerning lyrics and songwriting, the hour has arrived to close a conceptual trilogy which commenced with the 2010 EP Vilst er siðsta fet, continued with the internationally acclaimed 2013 full-length album Evst, and is now concluded with Támsins likam.

Támsins likam track-listing:
01. Fylgisflog
02. Stygd
03. Tvístevndur meldur
04. Frosthvarv
05. Hon Syndrast
06. Vápn í anda

Hamferð line-up:
Jon Aldara – Vocals
John Egholm – Guitar
Theodor Kapnas – Guitar
Isak Petersen – Bass
Esmar Joensen – Keyboards
Remi Johannesen – Drums

Hamferð online:
http://hamferd.com
https://www.facebook.com/Hamferd
https://twitter.com/hamferd
https://www.instagram.com/hamferdofficial
https://www.youtube.com/hamferdofficial

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Ursinne Premiere New Video For “Something Wicked This Way Comes” From Album “Swim With the Leviathan”

Oldschool death metal super-group Ursinne, consisting of Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Ashcloud, Henry Kane) and Dave Ingram (Echelon, Down Among The Dead Men, ex-Hail Of Bullets/Bolt Thrower/Benediction) premiere a new video for “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, taken from their album “Swim With the Leviathan”, which was released on August 20 of this year through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now “Something Wicked This Way Comes” below.

On the album, Jonny Petterson performed all instruments (and he created the cover art as well), and Dave Ingram wrote the lyrics and gave his powerful voice to them, with a guest assist by Massacre’s Kam Lee on the track “Monsters In the Parasol”. Ursinne’s line-up also now includes bassist Sonia Nusselder (Sepiroth, ex-Ecocide, ex-Shade of Hatred).

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More Studio Footage Of New Project From Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta & Ex-Twisted Sister Singer Dee Snider Posted

More studio footage of vocalist Jamey Jasta‘s (Hatebreed) latest project with ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has been shared online. Jasta has also mentioned via Twitter that members of Toxic Holocaust are involved with the project as well. A previous tease of the pair working on new material can be found HERE.

2/3 of @ToxicHolocaust ???????? https://t.co/DkfZdW9RQ1

— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) November 12, 2017

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Neocaesar Streaming “Valhalla Rising”

Dutch death metal band Neocaesar shares the stream of its track called “Valhalla Rising”, taken from the album “11:11”, which will be out in stores now worldwide on November 27 via Xtreme Music.

Check out now “Valhalla Rising” below.

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Arsis Premieres A Medley Of New Songs From Upcoming New Album

Arsis premieres a medley of new songs without vocals via a playthrough video below. States Malone on the new album:

“Since the conclusion of the touring cycle for Unwelcome, myself and the members of Arsis have been busy with other projects, but I’m happy to announce that a new album is almost finished! After returning home from a tour with Necromancing The Stone last March, I began writing for the next Arsis release and soon found myself completely consumed in the process. I don’t want to make an incredibly bold statement and say something to the effect of ‘it’s our best effort since (insert the highest regarded album title here)’ but I can say that I have not been this focused on a project since working on A Diamond for Disease. I feel that this focus is reflected in the music and I look forward to the album’s completion.”

Check out now the medley below.

Adds Malone:

“We finished tracking drums last week with producer Mark Lewis in Nashville and we will be tracking the rest of the album in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for studio videos and updates. Until then be sure to check out this pre-production video on some of our new songs that Shawn Priest put together!”

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