Inferi Premiere New Song “Behold the Bearer of Light” Feat. Trevor Strnad Of The Black Dahlia Murder

Inferi premiere a new song entitled “Behold the Bearer of Light”, taken from their upcoming new album “Revenant”, which comes out April 21 on The Artisan Era. The Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad lends some of his distinctive screams to it too.

Check out now “Behold the Bearer of Light” below.

Says Inferi guitarist Malcolm Pugh:

“This album was long overdue, but are all very proud of how ‘Revenant’ turned out as a whole. Our new lineup has really set the bar higher than we ever thought was possible for the sound we are trying to create, so this is by far the most mature album we have ever put together. Each song has its own character and as a whole, I think it will take listeners on a journey through some very interesting and energetic musical passages.”

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Black Royal Premiere New Music Video “The Chosen”

A truly dense and obliterating work both musically and thematically, Lightbringer, the forthcoming debut full-length from Finnish death sludge dealers BLACK ROYAL, centers itself on mankind’s utter failure in finding inner strength and the empty trust in false ideologies. The soundtrack to a world on the path towards imminent decay, Lightbringer will see release via Suicide Records next month.

In advance of its release, BLACK ROYAL is pleased to unveil their captivating new video for “The Chosen” streaming below.

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Ihsahn To Unleash New Album “Ámr” In May – Album Details Unveiled

Emperor mainman Ihsahn reveals a May 04th release date via Candlelight/Spinefarm for his new effort “Ámr“. Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson lends a guest solo to the track “Arcana Imperii“. Tells Ihsahn of that and the performance of his longtime drummer, Tobias Ørnes Andersen on the new release:

“It’s just lovely to work with Tobias. I know that he can technically handle anything I throw at him. But more importantly, when I say like; ‘I want this to feel like the vacuum between words in a conversation with Hannibal Lecter,’ he will say, ‘Yeah, I get that!’ [Laughs] So for him, it’s not about showing off, it’s always about relating to the vibe.

With Fredrik, we met first time in Oslo, when I did my debut solo show as support to Opeth and later we’ve hung out on different festivals when we happen to play the same day. Last time in Japan when we played there with Emperor and Opeth. We were talking about guitars and I said, ‘Not to kiss up to you or anything, but you’re absolutely one of my favourite players, so some day I might call you for a guest solo…’ and he says, ‘I’m in!’ He did a fabulous job.”

Speaking further of the material, Ihsahn explains:

“Knowing that the form would be somewhat similar to what I did on the previous album, and given that I write stuff in a certain way, I wanted to change the wrapping this time. So instead of going with my go-tos of strings and orchestration, I focused on analog synths and more in-your-face sounds.

It goes back to the beginning of Emperor, when we brought in strings and horns inspired by orchestral movie scores by John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, but at the same time we loved all those eerie synth soundtracks of, for example, John Carpenter‘s ‘Halloween‘.

I’ve also been listening to some contemporary R&B and hip-hop stuff with those deep, deep 808s. It’s just somehow darker than a lot of metal or black metal. It has a depth and an energy to it that I find captivating, so I wanted to explore those arrangement styles as well.”

“Every album I intend to make the darkest album ever. I never set out to make anything more melodic or accessible. However, growing up on ’80s metal, plus having a rather wide range of musical influences, I often end up with quite contrasting elements. This is my seventh solo album, so in the end it really comes down to methods and perspectives that keep me exited and fired up about what I’m working on. If I’m not excited about it, I can’t expect anybody else to be!”

01 – “Lend Me The Eyes Of The Millenia”
02 – “Arcana Imperii” (feat. Fredrik Åkesson)
03 – “Sámr”
04 – “One Less Enemy”
05 – “Where You Are Lost And I Belong”
06 – “In Rites Of Passage”
07 – “Marble Soul”
08 – “Twin Black Angels”
09 – “Wake“

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Neck Of The Woods North American Tour Announced

Vancouver, BC’s progressive tech death metallers NECK OF THE WOODS announce North American tour dates in support of their debut album “The Passenger” released last September via Basick Records. The debut album was recorded at Rain City Recorders and produced by Stu McKillop and the band, with art direction by vocalist Jeff Radomsky and layout design by Kevin Moore at Soft Surrogate. The nine-track offering truly captures the band’s crushing blend of progressive, death-inspired, technical, and groove-laden metal.

Guitarist Dave Carr comments:

“We can’t wait to hit the road and make some new friends. Being from Ontario myself, I’m personally very excited to bring this band back to where I grew up and play the circuit. This is a huge opportunity to get our music out to a whole new fan base, especially with the US dates. We’re ready to hit the road and show everyone what NOTW is all about!”

Vocalist Jeff Radomsky adds:

“We’re all looking forward to playing for a ton of new audiences across Canada and the Eastern U.S.. We’ll be branching into so many new areas, most of which I’ve never traveled to! Save the date, this tour will be one you won’t forget!”

NECK OF THE WOODS – North American Tour Dates

April 12 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
April 13 – Tacoma, WA – Real Art
April 14 – Olympia, WA – McCoy’s Tavern
April 20 – Regina, SK – The German Club
April 21 – Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor Hotel
April 22 – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Pub
April 25 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – TBA
April 26 – North Bay, ON – White Water Gallery
April 27 – Guelph, ON – Dstrct
April 28 – Toronto, ON – Coalition
April 29 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Beer Exchange
May 2 – Owen Sound, ON – The H2O Lounge
May 3 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf
May 4 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
May 5 – Drummondville, QC – Pub Hariot
May 6 – Quebec City, QC – TBA
May 8 – Manchester, NH – Bungalow Bar
May 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sound
May 10 – Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
May 11 – Detroit, MI – The Ritz
May 12 – Peoria, IL – The Rail II
May 13 – Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
May 14 – Beach Park, IL – Hattrix
May 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Opinion Brew Co.
May 17 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
May 18 – Edmonton , AB – The Starlite Room
May 19 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat
May 20 – Calgary, AB – Broken City

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Bible Black Tyrant Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Regret Beyond Death”

Bible Black Tyrant premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “Regret Beyond Death”, out in stores now via Argonauta Records (CD) with a tape release coming from Anima Recordings. A vinyl edition is also expected through Cheddar Brothers Records.

Check out now “Regret Beyond Death” in its entirety below.

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Soul Dissolution Debut New Song “Far Above the Boiling Sea of Life” From Upcoming New Album “Stardust “

Belgian black metal band Soul Dissolution debut a new song entitled “Far Above the Boiling Sea of Life”, taken from their upcoming new album “Stardust”, which will be released by Black Lion on March 25. Stardust was mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright.

Check out now “Far Above the Boiling Sea of Life” below.

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The Watchers (SpiralArms, Orchid, BlackGates) Debut Title Track From Upcoming New Album “Black Abyss”

The Watchers (SpiralArms, Orchid, BlackGates) debut the title track from their upcoming new album “Black Abyss”, which will be out in stores 9th March 2018 via Ripple Music.

Check out now “Black Abyss” below.

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Profane Burial Premiere “The Tale The Witches Wrote From Upcoming Debut Album “The Rosewater ark Legend”

“The Rosewater Park Legend” is the debut album of Profane Burial, a new Symphonic Black Metal project from Norway. Founded in 2013 by Kjetil Ytterhus (Omnia Moritur) and André Aaslie (Funeral, Images At Twilight, Abyssic a.o), with the aim to merge cold Black Metal with epic and solemn orchestrations, the duo is later joined by Jostein Thomassen (Fracture), the up and coming drummer Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (Fight The Fight, Trollfest…) and the very experienced vocalist Ronny Thorsen (known from such acts like Trail Of Tears and Blood Red Throne a.o), to bring this first album to life with talent.

“The Rosewater Park Legend” delivers a sumptuous and classy result, rarely seen in the genre.

The track “The Tale The Witches Wrote” was revealed to the public below:

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Profane Burial Premiere “The Tale The Witches Wrote From Upcoming Debut Album “The Rosewater ark Legend”

“The Rosewater Park Legend” is the debut album of Profane Burial, a new Symphonic Black Metal project from Norway. Founded in 2013 by Kjetil Ytterhus (Omnia Moritur) and André Aaslie (Funeral, Images At Twilight, Abyssic a.o), with the aim to merge cold Black Metal with epic and solemn orchestrations, the duo is later joined by Jostein Thomassen (Fracture), the up and coming drummer Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (Fight The Fight, Trollfest…) and the very experienced vocalist Ronny Thorsen (known from such acts like Trail Of Tears and Blood Red Throne a.o), to bring this first album to life with talent.

“The Rosewater Park Legend” delivers a sumptuous and classy result, rarely seen in the genre.

The track “The Tale The Witches Wrote” was revealed to the public below:

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Act of Defiance to hit the road in support of “Old Scars, New Wounds”

– February 1st, 2018 –

Act of Defiance, the heavy metal group featuring the talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass, released their latest full-length album, Old Scars, New Wounds, via Metal Blade Records in September of 2017. Now, in 2018, the band are back on the road in support of their sophomore effort. Act of Defiance will be headlining shows throughout the US in March with support from Shattered Sun. The complete list of dates can be found below and on Bandsintown.com – follow Act of Defiance and never miss a show near you, again at bandsintown.com/actofdefiance

Act of Defiance is extremely excited to be touring in March for the release of our newest CD ‘Old Scars, New Wounds‘. We are very happy to have along with us our friends in Shattered Sun and are stoked to see what they bring to a live show as I know they will kill it!” – Chris Broderick

Act of Defiance tour dates
w/ Shattered Sun

Mar. 1 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Mar. 2 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (FREE SHOW!)
Mar. 3 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 4 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar
Mar. 6 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
Mar. 7 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
Mar. 8 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
Mar. 9 – Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
Mar. 10 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
Mar. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Ruins Live
Mar. 12 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Mar. 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Mar. 14 – Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
Mar. 15 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Mar. 16 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
Mar. 17 – Janesville, WI @ Back Bar
Mar. 18 – Omaha, NE @ The Drinkery
Mar. 20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Mar. 21 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

Old Scars, New Wounds debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums charts, as well as #58 on the Canadian Hard Music Charts upon its release. The album, which Team Rock calls “technical, extreme metal that’s as versatile as it is hard-hitting”, is available everywhere now. Browse formats and watch videos at metalblade.com/actofdefiance

Act of Defiance online:
https://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic
https://instagram.com/actofdefiance
https://twitter.com/actofdefiance1
https://twitter.com/chris_broderick
https://twitter.com/shawndrover
https://twitter.com/mattowsfall
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