Revocation’s “Communion” To Appear In Power Rangers Movie

A press release about the upcoming Power Rangers flick has revealed a curious detail… apparently there will be some metal in the soundtrack!

None other than Revocation will offer a song to the movie’s score, with “Communion” (streaming below) from the “Great Is Our Sin” album slated to appear. After the news leaked, the band simply commented on Facebook: “Cat’s outta the bag, we’ve got a song in the new Power Rangers movie!”

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Entheos Enters The Recording Studio

Entheos (featuring ex-The Faceless member and solo musician Evan Brewer) is now recording the follow-up to debut album “The Infinite Nothing.”

Recording is taking place at Castle Ultimate Productions / Sharkbite Studios, and you can check out some pics from the process and find the latest recording updates at Facebook here. Stay tuned for full info to arrive on this impending album release.

Entheos consists of:

Chaney Crabb
Evan Brewer
Navene Koperweis
Travis LeVrier

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God Dethroned Finishes New Album

Dutch group God Dethroned is gearing up to release a new album to follow 2010’s “Under the Sign of the Iron Cross.”

Details are scarce at this point, with the band simply stating via a Facebook update: “Mastering of the new album is finished. The sound is crushing to say the least!”

No release date was listed, but considering the live dates listed below, somewhere around April or May for release shows seems like a good bet. Stay tuned for more info!

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Naer Mataron Kicked From Turku Saatanalle 2017 Lineup

Greek black metal outfit Naer Mataron was scheduled to perform at the Turku Saatanalle Festival taking place February 3rd to 4th but has apparently been booted from the bill.

Several posts about the situation (primarily in Finnish or a mixture of languages) can be found at the festival’s Facebook profile but it appears a difference in political or religious ideology is the reason for the cancellation. Naer Mataron issued this statement:

“To the Finnish supporters of Naer Mataron, those followers of the voice of truth, of the genuine representation of this Black Art which we follow and uphold: Concerning the cancellation of our appearance at the Turku Saatanalle Festival, we are not here to make any statements of apology nor ask for the absolution of our sins.

“Within a system that we anyway reject and refuse to believe in, we leave these tactics to those who aspire to a career of some short. With this text we are clearly stating that we will remain fiercely loyal to the Left Hand Path and that we will continue to represent the extreme side of our music, as it is manifested in the phrase EXTREME MUSIC FOR EXTREME PEOPLE.

“We shall keep spitting at the face of every aspiring master and small god who claims to be the pimp of a whole scene which has in reality, sadly, lost it’s way. We therefore declare that such pitiful actions are unable to stop us, and on the contrary, ignite a stronger fire within us, strong enough to unleash us back on the road soon, as genuine worshipers of the Noble and the True, of the Temple of the Radiant Sun. Hail Satan.”

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Hammerdrone Releasing New Album “Dark Harvest”

Canadian melodic death metal crew Hammerdrone today unveils the artwork for 2nd full-length album, “Dark Harvest.”

Completed by Brazilian graphic artist Caio Caldas – best known for his work with U.K. power metal band, Dragonforce – the cover art depicts a sea landing by night of the Dark Harvest Commando, the obscure but real-life terrorist group who threatened the UK government with anthrax attacks in retaliation for the failed clean-up of a former biological weapons testing site in Scotland.

“Caio’s execution of the cover art was uncanny,” says Graham Harris, the band’s vocalist. “I described what I was looking for, and he literally produced what I had previously sketched, but he had never seen! We’re really proud to have worked with Caio on this album – he’s a genuine talent”.

You can follow the latest on Hammerdrone at Facebook here and the album will be released on March 24th, 2017 via Bandcamp.

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Wintersun Reveals New Album’s Track Listing

Wintersun recently announced the follow-up to “Time I” (reviewed here) will be a completely different album than expected titled “The Forest Seasons.” The track listing has now been revealed below, and the band also comments:

“Yes, you guessed it! This album is our version of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, but it hasn’t got anything to do with Vivaldi musically or with classical music. It is 100% original and solid Wintersun material! It is something new and different. Let´s just say it has a bit more darker tone overall… 😉

“Next week you will know how we are releasing our new album so stay tuned for more details! Click those notifications ON in all our Facebook pages, you don’t want to miss the important updates of our new album! (Because of Facebook algorithm reach limit).”

1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) 14:40
Part I The Dark Slumber
Part II The Awakening
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer) 12:18
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn) 14:08
Part I Haunting Darkness
Part II The Call of the Dark Dream
Part III Beyond the Infinite Universe
Part IV Death
4. Loneliness (Winter) 12:54

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Wintersun Reveals New Album’s Track Listing

Wintersun recently announced the follow-up to “Time I” (reviewed here) will be a completely different album than expected titled “The Forest Seasons.” The track listing has now been revealed below, and the band also comments:

“Yes, you guessed it! This album is our version of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, but it hasn’t got anything to do with Vivaldi musically or with classical music. It is 100% original and solid Wintersun material! It is something new and different. Let´s just say it has a bit more darker tone overall… 😉

“Next week you will know how we are releasing our new album so stay tuned for more details! Click those notifications ON in all our Facebook pages, you don’t want to miss the important updates of our new album! (Because of Facebook algorithm reach limit).”

1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) 14:40
Part I The Dark Slumber
Part II The Awakening
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer) 12:18
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn) 14:08
Part I Haunting Darkness
Part II The Call of the Dark Dream
Part III Beyond the Infinite Universe
Part IV Death
4. Loneliness (Winter) 12:54

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Anubis Gate Finishes Recording New Album

Anubis Gate has wrapped up work on a new album to follow 2014’s “Horizons.” The band just issued this brief statement:

“Jacob Hansen and Kim on their usual end of mix selfie. Meaning NEW ANUBIS GATE ALBUM IS FINISHED. And it is sounding bloody fantastic.”

For more pics from the recording process for the upcoming album, head over to the Anubis Gate Facebook profile here.

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Kreator Hosting Fan Q&A Today Via Facebook

In just a few hours, Mille from Kreator will be answering your questions live at Facebook here. Fans should be sure to tune in today – December 6th, 2017 – at 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST/ 8 PM CET.

Kreator will be discussing upcoming album “Gods of Violence,” which was named the most anticipated metal album of 2017 in our year-end staff awards. “Gods Of Violence” drops on January 27th via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Phil Anselmo Slams Internet Pile-On Culture In New Interview

During a recent appearance on Eddie Trunk’s “Trunk Nation”, Phil Anselmo repeatedly apologized for the his usage of racist gestures/phrases at the “Dimebash” event last January and later went onto state that it was a drunken reaction to hecklers at the performance who had been calling him racist throughout the night.

Now in the below interview with Loudwire Anselmo hints that some of his peers decrying his actions may not be so innocent themselves. States Phil Anselmo:

“I’ve been sitting back and silently observing the scrutiny and the hypocrisy and the online, what you call I guess pile-on and you know I sit there and I’m like ‘ok, alright.’ It’s interesting to me, it really is interesting to me how many people I know in the music business that I could name by name, but I won’t because I got too much class for that who pretend to be virtuous and pure and pious and perfect in their lives. I’m glad that they know deep down inside they know who they are, they know that I know they are phonies.

To end this, when I apologized, I meant it. As far as anyone I may have truly offended… But in this day and age I have come way too far, my book is way… my life is open, I’m open about everything. You ask me about drug use, you ask me about anything in this world, I’m an open book. And I think that there is this online community and then there’s the real world. You know? There’s the real world. Over this past year I’ve seen that for my very own eyes that there’s an online community and then there’s real life.”

Check out the entire interview below:

Continues Anselmo:

“It’s dangerous in the long run because it goes hand in hand with instantaneous everything—and that is where the internet is very interesting with Facebook and all this shit where everyone has a platform, everyone is an expert, everyone’s a fucking mind reader, everyone knows everything about everybody because they can look at a couple pictures and ‘I know you from head to toe from the beginning of your birth. I know your every thought.’ And it’s fake and it’s sociopathic.”

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