Skálmold To Release New Album, “Sorgir,” This Fall

Icelandic Viking metal band SKÁLMÖLD will release their fifth full length album this fall, entitled “Sorgir.” The album title (which translates to “sorrows”) is appropriate for this concept album that is divided in two parts: The first four songs tell four short stories about tragedies and death. It is called Sagnir (tales). The second chapter called Svipir (ghosts) thickens the plot by telling the same four stories from a different perspective.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Ljósið
2. Sverðið
3. Brúnin
4. Barnið
5. Skotta
6. Gangári
7. Móri
8. Mara

“Sorgir” is available in the following formats:

1 CD Digipak + Bonus Track
2 LP Gatefold in different colors

You can pre-order the album here.

From August 22nd til August 25th SKÁLMÖLD will play four special shows together with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in their hometown of Reykjavik. Three shows are already completely sold out.

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Listen To Thy Art Is Murder’s CJ McMahon Guest On In Hearts Wake’s “Elemental”

The deluxe edition of In Hearts Wake‘s “Ark“ is out in stores now including the below streaming bonus track and revised take on “Elemental”. The new version sports a guest turn from Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon.

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The Flesh Premiere New Song “Siren’s Call” From Upcoming Debut EP “Dweller”

Dutch group The Flesh premiere a new song titled “Siren’s Call”, taken from their upcoming debut EP “Dweller”, which will be out in stores June 1st.

Check out now “Siren’s Call” below.

TRACK LIST:

01 – Tot in Den Treure
02 – Black Rain
03 – Siren’s Call
04 – Dweller (In The Dark)
05 – Salax
06 – Thrones In The Sky
07 – A Knife To The Conformist
08 – Fire Red Gaze (Bandcamp download only bonus track)

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Obscura Premiere New Music Video “Diluvium” – Reveals New Album Details

Obscura premiered a new music video for the title track to their new effort “Diluvium“, which will hit stores on July 13th via Relapse Records.

Vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer commented of the Mirko Witzki (Caliban, Kreator) directed clip:

“With the title track of our new album we present you one of the most fast forward and brutal compositions ‘Diluvium” has to offer. The music video created by German Cinematographer Mirko Witzki shows the first part of a connected story relating to the band’s long running four album cycle.”

The band have also revealed the track listing and cover art for the new album.

01 – “Clandestine Stars”
02 – “Emergent Evolution”
03 – “Diluvium”
04 – “Mortification Of The Vulgar Sun”
05 – “Ethereal Skies”
06 – “Convergence”
07 – “Ekpyrosis”
08 – “The Seventh Aeon”
09 – “The Conjuration”
10 – “An Epilogue To Infinity”
11 – “A Last Farewell” (bonus track)

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Madball Premiere “Old Fashioned” & Detail New Album “For The Cause”

The cover art and track listing have now been reveiled for Madball‘s upcoming new effort, “For The Cause“. The details for the album, which is out on June 15th via Nuclear Blast, arrive alongside the premiere of the first single, “Old Fashioned“. The group had Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong produce the release and he also guests on one song.

01 – “Smile Now Pay Later”
02 – “Rev Up” (feat. Sick Jacken)
03 – “Freight Train”
04 – “Tempest”
05 – “Old Fashioned”
06 – “Evil Ways” (feat. Ice-T)
07 – “Lone Wolf”
08 – “Damaged Goods”
09 – “The Fog” (feat. Tim Armstrong & Steve Whale)
10 – “Es Tu Vida”
11 – “For You”
12 – “For The Cause”
13 – “Confessions” (CD/LP bonus track)

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Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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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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Video Clip For New Song “The Pulse Of The Earth: The Magentic Center” Posted By Communic

Norwegian progressive/power metal act Communic released a music video for the new song “The Pulse Of The Earth: The Magentic Center.” The song is another taken from the new album “Where Echoes Gather,” which drops from AFM REcords on October 27th.

“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 (see lyric video here)
4. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 2: The Underground Swine (see lyric video here)
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 “The Pulse Of The Earth: The Magentic Center” here:

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Lyric Video For New Song “Restless” Issued By Oz

Finnish cult heavy metal band Oz issued the new song “Restless.” The song appears on the new album “Transition State,” which drops tomorrow via AFM Records (October 20th) in Europe and a week later on October 27th in the USA. Check out the lyric video in the player below.

More than five years after the re-start of the career with “Burning Leather,” the band led by founding member and drummer Mark Ruffneck finally delivers the next anticipated new studio album and the first with all new songs since 1991!

The track listing and artwork can be found here:

1. Bone Crusher
2. Restless
3. Heart Of A Beast
4. Drag You To Hell
5. Whore Of Babylon (Bonus Track)
6. The Witch
7. In A Shadow Of A Shotgun
8. Never Close Your Eyes
9. The Mountain
10. Demonized
11. We’ll Never Die
12. Sister Red (Bonus Track)
13. Midnight Screams (Bonus Track)

Get “Restless” here:

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