Conveyer Debuts Title Track From Upcoming New Album “No Future”

Conveyer debuts the title track from the band’s upcoming new album “No Future”, which will arrive in stores on June 23rd through Victory Records.

Check out now “No Future” below.

Comments vocalist Danny Adams :

“‘No Future‘ is the title track for the record because we felt it had to be as straight-forward as the meaning behind it. Human beings are meant to exist in a perfect place, but we’ve somehow deprived ourselves of the desire to venerate perfect things. I’m constantly reminded that I’m unequipped to accept that my existence is limited to this life. It’s also not a typical sounding Conveyer song – we wanted to bleed out some older influences like Buried Alive and Figure Four.”

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Helstar Posts “Awaken Unto Darkness” Music Video

Texas group Helstar has released a video for “Awaken Unto Darkness,” the new single from current LP “Vampiro,” which serves as a continuation of classic 1989 Metal Blade release “Nosferatu.”

Mixed by producer Bill Metoyer (with Helstar’s Larry Barragan) who also produced and mixed “Nosferatu,” the “Vampiro” album has been heralded as a stunning return to form for the band.

Said vocalist James Rivera: “It’s great to go back and revisit the themes from one of our classic albums, and kinda carry that on into the future, and it’s something it seems the fans are very excited about.”

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Expulsion Posts New Song “Total Human Genocide”

Recent Relapse signees Expulsion — featuring within its cast members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Phobia, Intronaut, Gruesome, and numerous others — will release debut album “Nightmare Future” next month.

In advance of its release, today opening hymn “Total Human Genocide” is made available for public consumption – listen in below. And if you missed it, you can still sample first single “Altar Of Slaughter” right here.

Offers guitarist Matt Olivo of the new track, “It’s simple. If the world maintains its current trajectory, a self-inflicted ‘Total Human Genocide’ awaits us all in our soon-to-be Nightmare Future. Any questions?”

Produced by Matt Olivo, mixed by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Mayhem, Faith No More, Halford), “Nightmare Future” will drop July 14th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

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Conveyer Debuts New Song “Disgrace” From Upcoming New Album “No Future”

Conveyer debuts a new song titled “Disgrace”, taken from the upcoming new album “No Future”, which will be out in stores June 23rd through Victory Records.

Says guitarist Ty Brooks: “The song is about us wanting a separation between the church and political parties in America.”

Check out now “Disgrace” below.

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SikTh Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “The Future In Whose Eyes?”

SikTh premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “The Future In Whose Eyes?”, which will arrive in stores later today via Peaceville Records. Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo guests on the track “Cracks Of Light”.

Check out now “The Future In Whose Eyes?” in its entirety below.

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SikTh Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “The Future In Whose Eyes?”

SikTh premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “The Future In Whose Eyes?”, which will arrive in stores later today via Peaceville Records. Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo guests on the track “Cracks Of Light”.

Check out now “The Future In Whose Eyes?” in its entirety below.

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Despotz Records Inks Deal With F.K.U.

Inspired by 80’s thrash bands and horror movies, coupled with old issues of Metal Forces and cheap beer, the mighty Swedish horror metal machine F.K.U. has just signed with Despotz Records and is currently working on an album to be released in late fall.

The band says, “As we prepare to enter the next stage of our ongoing battle for total dominance, we have formed a new alliance to assist us in forcing the world to succumb to horror and metal. We are proud to announce that Despotz Records will be releasing our albums in the future. They are a force to be reckoned with and will take no prisoners. And make no mistake, F.K.Ü. will be back with another horror metal attack late this fall.”

Throughout their three decade long career F.K.U. has shown the world that it’s possible to have good, friendly, violent fun on your way to the nearest mosh pit.

“We give you horror Thrash Metal’s finest, F.K.Ü,” says Despotz Records partner, Omer Akay. “The band celebrates it’s 30th anniversary this year, and we’re honoured to present their fifth album to the world this fall. Mosh til u drop!!”

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Anialator Releases “Mission Of Death” Demo Collection

Today the official re-issue of all demos & EP’s from ’87 to ’90 by Texas thrash band Anialator has come online courtesy of Xtreem Music. Check out the full “Mission Of Death” collection below or pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here. The full track listing is as follows:

“Anialator” [EP ’88]
01. Anialator
02. Nuclear Destruction
03. Extermination By Dawn
04. Mission of Death
“Anialator II” [EP ’89]
05. Filicide
06. No Future
07. Fatal Decision
08. Anialator (Live)
09. Mission of Death (Live)
“Demo 1987”
10. Anialator
11. Feel the Pain
12. Nuclear Destruction
13. Mission of Death
“Demo 1990” [unreleased]
14. The Unexpected
15. Decimation
16. The Suffering

Mission of Death by ANIALATOR

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Niclas Etelävuori Splits With Amorphis Due To Management, Band Recruits Original Bassist To Replace

After wrapping up an extensive North American tour with Swallow the Sun, Finland’s Amorphis announced that bassist Niclas Etelävuori has decided to leave the band. Original bassist Olli-Pekka Laine has rejoined the band as his replacement.

In an announcement on Facebook, the band stated: “Dear all, We just arrived back home from almost an 8 week North American tour that was a great success in many ways. A humble thank you to all who came to the shows and meet & greets to tell us that we were truly missed last 8 years. Next tour will take place much sooner, that’s for sure.

“There are a lot of things happening right now in Amorphis camp but the saddest part is that our dear brother Niclas Etelävuori has decided to part ways with Amorphis. His decision has nothing to do with the band, no bad blood, no hard feelings between us so it is better that you read his statement and thoughts below. It’s really hard to describe the feelings everyone is going through right now, especially when we have worked as a family with him for so many years. People should understand that Amorphis has always been a democratic band and it’s pretty obvious that not all choices can please everyone. Some people don’t get along with each other, that’s life. The focus and all decisions have still aimed for the greater good and only what is best for AMORPHIS. We will continue with our current management as we feel that there is no distrust between us whatsoever.

“Even in these circumstances the show must go on, so we are happy to announce that our old friend and original Amorphis bass player Olli-Pekka (Oppu) Laine is going to play the forthcoming shows and festivals with us. It’s been a long time since we played together but it sure is going to be nostalgic and great fun. Rest of the year continues busy as we are now heading to Russia after couple of weeks and from there to Radio Rock (FIN) cruise before the festival season starts. Under The Red Cloud tour will end in September and after that we start to work on a new album. We’ll keep you informed about that later on.

“Most of all, we want to wish Niclas nothing but the best in the future and he will always remain as a close brother to us. Shine on!”

Niclas stated:

“I’ve been avoiding hanging on Facebook since it was invented but now I feel it’s probably the only way to get my message out as intended so I have to start now.

“I’m very very sad to inform you that after 17 years I’ve decided to leave my duties as bass player of Amorphis. This is probably the hardest decision I ever made in my life. I still love the music and the guys and the crew are still my brothers and I wish them all all the best in the future. There’s absolutely no bad blood between us.

“The reason for my departure is 100% due to the (mis)management of the band. It probably sounds crazy to most of you, but that’s how it is (music business can sometimes be very complicated). I got the guy his job back in the day and now I only heard lies and bullshit for the last many years, I just had enough so I gotta go I can’t work or live like that. It is pretty obvious to me that the manager only works for his own best interest not for the bands best interest, and that’s not how it should be.

“Strange enough for me ‘most’ of the band still wants to continue on this path so I better find another one.

“We all gotta do what we believe in and I don’t believe in our manager anymore. I have left the door open if the band would decide to change things.

“Staying true to yourself is most important in life and that’s what I’m trying to do, you only live once and life is too short for bullshit. I could probably write a book about it but I’ll save that for later now I’m too tired and I have to look for a new job.

“I’d like to thank all the fans, companies, people I’ve met and worked with all over the world over the years it’s been a blast. I hope we meet again some sunny day.”

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Irleskan Named New Guitarist Of Lebenssucht

International black metal super group Lebenssucht – an amalgamation of members of bands such as Humanitas Error Est, Rogash, Arnwald – announced the addition of new guitarist Irleskan.

Irleskan is the vocalist/guitarist of Austrian black metal act Svarta. Upon joining Lebenssucht, he commented: “I feel honored to become a part of this band and am very much looking forward to sharing the stage with them in the future.”

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