Armed For Apocalypse Premiere New Track “Forced To An End”

Armed For Apocalypse have scheduled a September 28th release date for their upcoming EP, “Palm Reader“. That four song effort will be a digital release with a new full-length planned to follow in early 2019. A new track from it entitled “Forced To An End” can be streamed below.

Comments vocalist Nate Burman:

“I think we all fall victim to being stuck at a day job that we hate at a certain point in our lives. I remember pacing around work one day feeling trapped somewhere that I didn’t want to be, making someone else’s dreams come true rather than my own. Sure, it’s scary to be financially unstable in order to pursue what you love to do, but it’s absolutely crippling to think about being stuck at a place you’re miserable at just for a paycheck.”

In other news, the group will be back out on the road later this month for a run of shows with The Lion’s Daughter on select dates. Those stops include:

09/24 Bend, OR – 3rd St. Pub
09/26 Spokane, WA – The Observatory
09/27 Kalispell, MY – Old School Records
10/01 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
10/02 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
10/04 Austin, TX – Dozen Street

w/ The Lion’s Daughter:

10/05 Dallas, TX – Reno’s Chip Shop
10/06 El Paso, TX – RCBG
10/07 Bisbee, AZ – The Quarry
10/08 San Diego, CA – Space
10/09 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
10/10 Los Angeles, CA – 5 Star Bar
10/11 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewing
10/12 Concord, CA – Red Hat
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp (no Armed For Apocalypse)
10/14 Chicgo, CA – The Maltese
10/15 Eugene, OR – Lucky’s
10/16 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge

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Korpiklaani Posts New Video, “Henkselipoika” Online

Finnish folk metal superstars Korpiklaani are due to release their new studio album Kulkija (“Wanderer”), on September 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today the band presents their 3rd single, a happier song compared to the previous songs entitled ‘Henkselipoika’. To support the new track, Korpiklaani have recorded a nostalgic video with director Markku Kirves, who has previously worked with the band for their “Rauta,” “Vodka” and “Tequila” music videos. You can check it out below,.

Jonne commented, “‘Henkselipoika’ pretty much wrote itself. The first thing to come to my head was the verse riff, on top of which the melody wrote itself. The song was a very easy piece to write and it was finished in one day. As far as I can remember, this was the first finished song for the new album Kulkija.”

“I wrote this one to a finished text that I got from Tuomas Keskimäki back when I was making the latest Jonne album ‘Kallohonka.’ That album had the song ‘Hulivili’, and this text is about the same young rascal who is still very much into partying and having fun but is at the same time already longing for a woman by his side.”

“It is quite interesting that these songs got connected in this way, even though they are on different albums and are even by different bands,” adds Mr. Keskimäki.

Jonne continues: “The video was shot in Kuhmoinen around the Huhtala torp, which is also portrayed on the cover of the album Kulkija. It is a bit exceptional with a slightly home-made feel to it. Many of the actors are actually family members of other contributors. These include Cane’s father with his wife, my daughter Tinja and her friend Sanni, the director’s sons Konsta and Otto and so on.”

“The video also shows Finnish nature and the idyllic countryside at its best. This might also seem rather exotic for Korpiklaani fans from outside of the Nordic countries.”

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Lion’s Daughter Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Future Cult”

Lion’s Daughter premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Future Cult”, which will be out in stores later today via Season of Mist.

Check out now “Future Cult” in its entirety below.

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The Lion’s Daughter Premiere New Song “Die Into Us” From Upcoming New Album “Future Cult”

St. Louis-based trio The Lion’s Daughter premiere a new song entitled “Die Into Us”, taken from their upcoming new album “Future Cult”, which will be out in stores July 20th on Season of Mist.

Check out now “Die Into Us” below.

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Russian Baths Premiere New Song “What’s Your Basement” From Upcoming New Album “Penance”

Brooklyn-based noise outfit Russian Baths premiere a new song entitled “What’s Your Basement”, taken from their upcoming new album “Penance”, which will see release on February 23 through Good Eye Records.

Check out now “What’s Your Basement” below.

States the band about the Josef Fritzl-themed song:

“There was a man in Amstetten [Austria] who hid a family with his daughter in a basement for 24 years,” Russian Baths offer about the track. “He said he always knew it wasn’t right, but allowed it to become a normal occurrence. Rationalization is very problematic.”

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Russian Baths Premiere New Song “What’s Your Basement” From Upcoming New Album “Penance”

Brooklyn-based noise outfit Russian Baths premiere a new song entitled “What’s Your Basement”, taken from their upcoming new album “Penance”, which will see release on February 23 through Good Eye Records.

Check out now “What’s Your Basement” below.

States the band about the Josef Fritzl-themed song:

“There was a man in Amstetten [Austria] who hid a family with his daughter in a basement for 24 years,” Russian Baths offer about the track. “He said he always knew it wasn’t right, but allowed it to become a normal occurrence. Rationalization is very problematic.”

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Corrosion Of Conformity Reveals New Album “No Cross No Crown” Details, Posts New Song “Cast The First Stone”

American heavy metal veterans Corrosion Of Conformity has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album, “No Cross No Crown” on January 12th next year through Nuclear Blast Records. This will mark their first album with frontman Pepper Keenan since the 2005 release, “In the Arms of God” and will contain no less than fifteen tracks, the first of which, “Cast The First Stone” can be heard below and will be available as a free download when the album is pre-ordered.

The tracklisting for “No Cross No Crown” is as follows:

1. Novus Deus
2. The Luddite
3. Cast The First Stone
4. No Cross
5. Wolf Named Crow
6. Little Man
7. Matre’s Diem
8. Forgive Me
9. Nothing Left To Say
10. Sacred Isolation
11. Old Disaster
12. E.L.M.
13. No Cross No Crown
14. A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)
15. Son And Daughter

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New Album “Dawn Of Aquarius” Announced By Arrayan Path, New Single Available

Cypriot epic power metal act Arrayan Path returns with its sixth album “Dawn of Aquarius” just a little over a year since the band’s last offering “Chronicles of Light.” “Dawn of Aquarius” is out on November 17th in CD and digital formats via Pitch Black Records. A limited collector’s edition will be announced shortly. Pre-orders are available via the PBR Online Store or Bandcamp.

Check out the first single – the album’s title track via a lyric video available in the player below.

This album is as full as it gets, not only because of its thirteen tracks, but also because it includes everything that has always distinguished this band masterfully blended together creating a remarkable musical variety – from galloping fast and epic, to dark and doomy, exotic melodies and soaring epic vocals! It’s also one that reveals a somewhat darker side to the band, mainly due to the album’s central theme.

In the words of Nicholas Leptos (Warlord), the band’s frontman and driving force: “This album is 13 mantras honoring mother goddess Kali and explores all aspects of Hindu history and mythology in regards to the black Madonna – Kali. The album’s full name is actually ‘Dawn of Aquarius: Maha Kali Stuti’ and this is an album as varied as Kali’s many faces and traits.”

On this album, the band added some traditional folk instruments such as the oud and yaylin tambur. However, make no mistake – this is 100% Arrayan Path, complete with the catchy choruses and melodies and the band’s unique blend of 80s and 90s heavy metal.

The album was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio and featuring guest vocal appearances by Andreas Paraschos (BLYND) and George Eracleous (ONEIRISM).

The track listing and artwork can be found here:

1. Equilibrium
2. The Flower Born of Itself
3. Dark Daughter of the Snake
4. The Hundred Names of Kali Ma
5. So it Shall be Written
6. She Who is Primordial Wisdom
7. Dawn of Aquarius
8. Cremation Grounds
9. Empress (Reality of all the Threes)
10. Lotus Eyes
11. The Eleventh Mantra
12. Guardian Angel
13. Garland of Skulls

Check out “Dawn of Aquarius” here:

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Tim Lambesis Reportedly Released From Prison

Back in 2014, former As I Lay Dying member Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison for attempting to hire an undercover police officer to kill his wife.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed by any official sources at this point, multiple sites are reporting that Lambesis has now been released from prison.

The source for his info comes from George Lynch on Eddie Trunk’s Show from the Monsters of Rock Cruise. During the interview, Lynch discussed his religion debates with Tim Lambesis and stated Tim has been released and has a book and record label deal.

You can hear the interview segment below, and a transcript follows:

I had every freaking argument out there, and he just was able to really kind of battle every argument, ’cause he had every counter-argument prepared in his mind; he had studied so hard. And as silly as his argument was, and as much as it didn’t really hold water when you thought about it — it was all fallacious arguments — but…

Anyways, he just got out of jail for attempting to kill his wife. Now I’m not saying this as an indictment against anything. All I’m saying is, there is a guy who could argue Christianity beyond anybody I’ve ever spoken to in my life; I had these very heated debates with this guy… He had a beautiful wife; they had adopted three Cambodian children. And then he discovered cocaine, strippers, heroin and steroids. He went completely off the rails, abandoned his family, his wife threatened to divorce him, he hired an off-duty cop to kill her.

He recently got out of jail. He destroyed his band. They don’t have a pot to piss in now; they’re all struggling. [They are] a great band. I know them very well because, actually, the guitar player was my daughter’s fiancé. And, actually, the drummer [Jordan Mancino] played in another project I had ways back, Souls Of We. So, anyways, he’s out, he’s got a mega record deal, he’s got a book deal, everything’s lined up for him. I mean, he’s gonna skate through life. Everybody else is suffering. His wife is living in fear, his children are living in fear. His band doesn’t have a pot to piss in.

Following the arrest and band implosion, Tim’s former bandmates went on to form Wovenwar, and have since released two albums: a self-titled debut and 2016 sophomore output “Honor Is Dead.”

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The Obsessed Streaming New Track “Razor Wire”

Maryland doom group The Obsessed will unleash “Sacred,” the band’s first studio album in over twenty years, this coming April 7th via Relapse Records. Check out new song “Razor Wire” below.

Guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich comments on the new album: “I can honestly say, I think this is the best sounding recording of my career, and I am excited to release it on Relapse. This song ‘Razor Wire,’ I have been carrying around the title concept and main riff in my pocket for a couple years. The full song was born after applying real life experiences, with a little wishful thinking! Fuck control.”

1. Sodden Jackal
2. Punk Crusher
3. Sacred
4. Haywire
5. Perseverance Of Futility
6. It’s Only Money
7. Cold Blood
8. Stranger Things
9. Razor Wire
10. My Daughter My Son
11. Be The Night
12. Interlude
13. On So Long (Bonus)
14. Crossroader Blues (Bonus)

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