Blade Killer Premiere New Song “High Risk”

Recently praised by their hometown LA Weekly as Los Angeles’ “best new old-school metal band,” the upstart traditional heavy metal quintet BLADE KILLER will release their debut album, “High Risk,” on Nov. 23 via M-Theory Audio. The album’s anthemic title track can be streamed now below:

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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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Crowbar Bassist Todd Strange To Leave The Band

New Orleans metal veterans Crowbar has announced that original bass player Todd Strange, who rejoined the group in 2016, will once again be leaving the band following their tour in support of the 20th anniversary of “Odd Fellows Rest.” A message from the band reads as follows:

“Crowbar will be performing Odd Fellows Rest 20th anniversary show at Southport Music Hall August 4th! We did it at Roadburn Fest in The Netherlands, and want to share this classic in our hometown!! Sexy T will be playing this show but will no longer be our touring bassist. All of us in Crowbar believe that family comes first! Gonna be a great show!! Be there!!!”

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Bleeding Through Premiere New Music Video “No Friends”

Bleeding Through premiere the below music video for their new song “No Friends“. Footage for the clip was filmed during the group’s appearance at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA last month on June 08th, 2018.

Comments Bleeding Through vocalist Brandan Schieppati:

“We are super stoked to be putting out our third music video from our brand-new record, Love Will Kill All (Out Now). ‘No Friends‘ is perfect for the ‘live set’ and simply slams! This is about how through time you will absorb a collection of people who you will call friends, but in your greatest time of need only the ‘true’ friends will rise to the top.

This is ultimately about overall grit and perseverance, along with those incredible moments where you realize ‘I’m better off without shit-head friends anyways!’ This video captures a raw energy and emotion of that song played live at our hometown, SOLD OUT record release show, so check it out.”

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Impending Doom Premiere New Music Video “Paved With Bones”

Impending Doom premiere their new music video for their track “Paved With Bones“. The group had J.D. Butler direct the video, which was captured during a recent album release show they performed at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA for their latest outing, “The Sin And Doom Vol. II“.

Comments the band of the clip:

“We wanted to have an event in our hometown where fans could come to the show early, hear our entire new record before the rest of the world does, and shoot a music video. Chain Reaction was the perfect place, it’s where we all grew up playing and makes for an intense show with being all crammed into a somewhat small space and getting rowdy with our fans!”

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Cave Bastard release debut album “The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth”

San Diego-based Cave Bastard’s debut album, titled “The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth”, was released yesterday through Accident Prone Records.

Cave Bastard features ex and current members of Cattle Decapitation, Gutrot, Ritual Torture, Bridge Jumper, and Temblad. They describe their sound as apocalyptic and dystopian.

The album is currently streaming on Decibel Magazine’s web site.

The band have a short run of California tour dates, including an album release show in their hometown on April 19th. More dates will be announced shortly.

3/24/2018 Unfair Oaks – Pasadena, CA w/ Ruin, Short Temper, Barrage, Lost Lands
3/31/2018 The Blvd – Los Angeles, CA w/ Vale, Arachnigod, Anshelm
4/19/2018 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA *Release Show w/ Nukem, Bad Acid Trip, Beekeeper

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Black Sabbath’s Final Live Performance Of “War Pigs” From Their “The End” Blu-ray Streaming

Official live footage of Black Sabbath‘s final live performance of “War Pigs” can be streamed below. The footage was recorded during the band’s farewell live show in their hometown of Birmingham, England this past February. The pro-shot live footage will be receive a release as “The End” this Friday, November 17th.

Check out now “War Pigs” below.

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Black Sabbath Debuts “N.I.B.” Live Clip From Farewell Release “The End”

Black Sabbath are streaming live footage of “N.I.B.” taken from their upcoming farewell outing, “The End”. That effort was shot during the band’s final live show that took place in their hometown of Birmingham, England this past February. “The End” will arrive in stores on November 17th.

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The Fifth Alliance Parting With Drummer Ashwin

The Fifth Alliance – a doom / sludge from Breda, The Netherlands – is now parting ways with drummer Ashwin, who issued this statement online:

“Alright folks, here’s quite an announcement: I’ve decided to call it quits as drummer of The Fifth Alliance. After 6-7 years of going full force with the band I have come to the conclusion that my interests have shifted. For the last year and a half up until now I have been experiencing a process where I started noticing that both the ambition and the joy I experienced before is slowly fading away.

“Rather than throwing in the towel immediately, I felt that the rational thing to do was to keep going and see if the feeling got stronger. Well, it did. And it’s time to come to grips with it. The Fifth Alliance is growing steadily as a band and they deserve a fully committed drummer; a role that I can’t live up to anymore. Therefore, I will be leaving the band after my last show on the 24th of June in my hometown; Roosendaal.

“All the other band members have shown a great amount of appreciation and understanding for my situation. They’ve been dealing with it like champs and with that mentality and a little bit of luck they managed to find a new drummer immediately.

“It only took two rehearsals with our first and only candidate to figure out that this was going to work out very well. Tim Monomentum from Monomentum Collective will be my successor and he is stoked to start blasting away. I wish him and the rest of the band all the best and I will be looking forward to hearing their new material in the near future.”

The Fifth Alliance had this to add: “We are definitely going to miss Ashwin in the band as being a great guy and drummer. We just want to thank him for all the awesome years and wish him all the very best in future. As mentioned, Ashwin will be doing his last show with us in his hometown at Roosendaal Open Air 2017. Make it count.”

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The Fifth Alliance Parting With Drummer Ashwin

The Fifth Alliance – a doom / sludge from Breda, The Netherlands – is now parting ways with drummer Ashwin, who issued this statement online:

“Alright folks, here’s quite an announcement: I’ve decided to call it quits as drummer of The Fifth Alliance. After 6-7 years of going full force with the band I have come to the conclusion that my interests have shifted. For the last year and a half up until now I have been experiencing a process where I started noticing that both the ambition and the joy I experienced before is slowly fading away.

“Rather than throwing in the towel immediately, I felt that the rational thing to do was to keep going and see if the feeling got stronger. Well, it did. And it’s time to come to grips with it. The Fifth Alliance is growing steadily as a band and they deserve a fully committed drummer; a role that I can’t live up to anymore. Therefore, I will be leaving the band after my last show on the 24th of June in my hometown; Roosendaal.

“All the other band members have shown a great amount of appreciation and understanding for my situation. They’ve been dealing with it like champs and with that mentality and a little bit of luck they managed to find a new drummer immediately.

“It only took two rehearsals with our first and only candidate to figure out that this was going to work out very well. Tim Monomentum from Monomentum Collective will be my successor and he is stoked to start blasting away. I wish him and the rest of the band all the best and I will be looking forward to hearing their new material in the near future.”

The Fifth Alliance had this to add: “We are definitely going to miss Ashwin in the band as being a great guy and drummer. We just want to thank him for all the awesome years and wish him all the very best in future. As mentioned, Ashwin will be doing his last show with us in his hometown at Roosendaal Open Air 2017. Make it count.”

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