Nachtmystium Returns To The Stage, Offers Refunds To Fans Who Never Received Merch

Its been a long, winding path for Nachtmystium from “Reign of the Malicious” back in ’02 to the hey day of the “Black Meddle” albums around 2010, and onto a very public fall from grace due to addiction and fleecing fans out of cash that resulted in Century Media booting the band.

It looks like the group is finally ready to return to the scene, and efforts are in place to make amends for those who got screwed over on ordering merch and albums that never showed up.

After several years of being on hiatus, Nachtmystium returned to the stage in L.A. on July 7th, where the band offered refunds to anyone who was previously ripped off. Footage from the show can be seen below, and the group also posted on Facebook:

“Its happening….now. Nachtmystium’s first show in nearly five years. The band goes on at midnight. Nice big crowd here….we are thrilled to be back and to see all of you that are here tonight. Merchandise is available AND we are issuing cash refunds / merchandise for anyone whom may have ordered between 2012 – 2014 and didn’t receive an order. Just come see us at the merch table, we will get you sorted out and also refund you for the fee you were charged at the door…the show tonight is on us of you were victimized in the past.”

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Nachtmystium Returns To The Stage, Offers Refunds To Fans Who Never Received Merch

Its been a long, winding path for Nachtmystium from “Reign of the Malicious” back in ’02 to the hey day of the “Black Meddle” albums around 2010, and onto a very public fall from grace due to addiction and fleecing fans out of cash that resulted in Century Media booting the band.

It looks like the group is finally ready to return to the scene, and efforts are in place to make amends for those who got screwed over on ordering merch and albums that never showed up.

After several years of being on hiatus, Nachtmystium returned to the stage in L.A. on July 7th, where the band offered refunds to anyone who was previously ripped off. Footage from the show can be seen below, and the group also posted on Facebook:

“Its happening….now. Nachtmystium’s first show in nearly five years. The band goes on at midnight. Nice big crowd here….we are thrilled to be back and to see all of you that are here tonight. Merchandise is available AND we are issuing cash refunds / merchandise for anyone whom may have ordered between 2012 – 2014 and didn’t receive an order. Just come see us at the merch table, we will get you sorted out and also refund you for the fee you were charged at the door…the show tonight is on us of you were victimized in the past.”

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NYN Streaming New Single “The Apory Of Existence”

Progressive/technical death metal project NYN recently announced upcoming album “Entropy: Of Chaos and Salt” is set for an August 11th release through Vmbrella.

Guitar virtuoso Fountainhead (ex-Obscura, live for Defeated Sanity) and progressive music keyboard/synth player Jimmy Pitts (Pitts Minneman Project, Eternity’s End, Equipoise) have joined forces with NYN mastermind (and multi-instrumentalist) Noyan on the new album.

Today the group unveils new single “The Apory of Existence” – check it out below, and you can find pre-order info over here.

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Tribulation Announces Lineup Change, Working On New Album

With the release of “The Children Of The Night” in April 2015 (reviewed here), Sweden’s Tribulation has made a massive impact on the worldwide metal scene. After excessive touring in North America and Europe, the group took a well-deserved break not only to recover from the intense album campaign, but also to focus on what lies ahead: a change of drummer and a new album.

Tribulation published the following statement about the departure of drummer Jakob Ljungberg, who had been with the group since the album “The Formulas Of Death:”

“As the summer in the year of their lord 2017 draws near and the world in the north is again fully starting to wake from its slumber we, on the other hand, are forced to face an inevitable end in the departure of our drummer Jakob Ljungberg who has decided to leave the band. We have spent the last five years together through pain to heaven, in chaos to bliss!

“It’s been such a strange, wonderful, tiring and inspiring time and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this time the most important in the history of the band. We surely couldn’t have done it without you. We were like brothers even before the time of Tribulation and we certainly will be in the time after! Make sure to check out Jakob’s unique and most excellent band Second Sun where he sings and plays guitar!”

Jakob Ljungberg also commented as follows: “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Tribulation. These last years have been among the best in my life, but they wore me out and now I have to continue life on different paths. Thanks to everyone involved – you made this journey spectacular, thanks to everyone that came up and said hi – it meant the world to me, thanks to everyone who believed in me – you made me believe in myself. Jonathan, Adam and Johannes: I love you. ‘The end of nights we tried to die – this is the end.’”

But as every end is also a new beginning, Tribulation has already secured a new drummer in Oscar Leander and has further good news to spread: “After this period of silence, renewal and contemplation the time has now come to give you the new Tribulation! We have now fully immersed ourselves in the making of a new album that will be recorded at summer’s end. We are very pleased to announce that Oscar Leander (previously in Deathstars) is our new drummer. He will make his first appearance with us on Muskelrock now on Thursday, June 1st! Are you ready? We are!”

Stay alert for Tribulation’s new studio album which is planned to be released early 2018, and catch these upcoming tour dates:

6/1 Alvesta, SE – Muskelrock Festival
6/16 Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting
7/7 Idraetsvej, DK – Metal Magic Festival
8/25 Siegen, DE – Jomsviking Open Air
9/28 Hultsfred, SE – Mörkaste Småland Festzival
10/7 Hoogeveen, NL – Graveland Festival

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Apothesary Announces New Album “Accept Loss Forever”

Fresh from a successful tour of the western U.S., the Northern California-based death metal/core quartet Apothesary has finished recording a sophomore full-length album. Titled “Accept Loss Forever,” the album has been described by the band as an “ode to suffering” and will be issued by M-Theory Audio on July 7th, 2017.

Taking advantage of a break in the busy touring schedule of his other band Hatchet, guitarist Clayton Cagle and his Apothesary band mates – guitarist/vocalist Jared Eandi, drummer Greg O’Neill and bassist Brittany Shankle – spent much of April on the road in support of 2016 EP “Sensory Overload.”

That was all just a precursor for “Accept Loss Forever,” which Cagle describes as an emotional and cathartic album that painstakingly captures the group’s evolution, musically and personally.

“’Accept Loss Forever’ is the true definition of ‘coming of age,’ as some of its material dates back to 2012 – when our average age was just 17 – and spans over half the life of the band,” he explains. “That makes these songs special, because they’re the most accurate representation of our growth both as a band and as human beings. Every significant moment of our transition from adolescence to adulthood has a place on this record, and I don’t know where I would be right now if I didn’t have this outlet to help put life in perspective. It is my hope that the music on this record helps someone else in the same way it helped me, and the rest of Apothesary, to write. We can’t thank the M-Theory team more for believing in us enough to make this release a reality.”

Apothesary will next perform live on May 27th, headlining the seventh annual Metalfest of Middletown in Northern California. Later this summer, the group will share the stage with M-Theory label mates Helsott and Sicocis at Hollywood’s legendary Viper Room. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.

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Sybernetyks Posts “Virtual Lights” Video

Alt metal band Sybernetyks just released a new music video for “Virtual Lights,” taken from the group’s last album “Dream Machine.” The clip was directed by Paul Darbot & Emilien Vives and can be seen below. For more info on Sybernetyks, head over to Facebook here.

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Bad Wolves Posts “Learn To Live” Music Video

Unpredictability drives progression: when art can’t be pigeonholed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. Bad Wolves thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking and technically-charged heavy metal.

Think of a cross between the musical malevolence of Meshuggah and Sevendust’s timeless irresistibility, and you’re halfway there. The vision of ex-DevilDriver co-founder and previous driving force John Boecklin [drums, guitars] and vocalist Tommy Vext [Snot, Westfield Massacre] as well as Doc Coyle [guitar], Chris Cain [guitar], and Kyle Konkiel, the group’s full-length debut represents metallic evolution. Check out a new video for “Learn To Live” below.

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Bad Wolves Posts “Learn To Live” Music Video

Unpredictability drives progression: when art can’t be pigeonholed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. Bad Wolves thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking and technically-charged heavy metal.

Think of a cross between the musical malevolence of Meshuggah and Sevendust’s timeless irresistibility, and you’re halfway there. The vision of ex-DevilDriver co-founder and previous driving force John Boecklin [drums, guitars] and vocalist Tommy Vext [Snot, Westfield Massacre] as well as Doc Coyle [guitar], Chris Cain [guitar], and Kyle Konkiel, the group’s full-length debut represents metallic evolution. Check out a new video for “Learn To Live” below.

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Bad Wolves Posts “Learn To Live” Music Video

Unpredictability drives progression: when art can’t be pigeonholed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. Bad Wolves thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking and technically-charged heavy metal.

Think of a cross between the musical malevolence of Meshuggah and Sevendust’s timeless irresistibility, and you’re halfway there. The vision of ex-DevilDriver co-founder and previous driving force John Boecklin [drums, guitars] and vocalist Tommy Vext [Snot, Westfield Massacre] as well as Doc Coyle [guitar], Chris Cain [guitar], and Kyle Konkiel, the group’s full-length debut represents metallic evolution. Check out a new video for “Learn To Live” below.

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Comity Releasing New Album “A Long, Eternal Fall”

“A Long, Eternal Fall,” the fourth full-length album from France’s experimental extreme metal band Comity, will proudly be released on May 26th in partnership with Translation Loss Records (US) and Throatruiner Records (Europe).

Delivering eight new songs packed with hypnotizing and meticulously dissonant compositions, Comity pushed boundaries with fierce dedication to create the group’s most exquisite and focused release to date.

The album was recorded live by Frederic Rochette at P.N.F. Studios and then mixed & mastered by both Frederic and Comity. Check out the cover artwork below.

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