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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Dying Fetus Releases NSFW Video “Die With Integrity”

The harrowing new Dying Fetus short film for “Die With Integrity,” directed by Mitch Massie, has come online. If you’ve got the stomach for this very NSFW video, check it out below.

The video follows a man enacting brutal revenge on a gang of miscreants responsible for the rape and murder of his pregnant wife. He is The Wrong One To Fuck With.

Director Mitch Massie commented: “I wanted to make a revenge tale, a western, and an 80s slasher movie, so I rolled them all up into this video. I love the idea of a guy cutting off heads and attaching them to a chain as he hunts down all the people that fucked his life up only to find out that it was a scorned madame of a brothel that instigated it all.”

June 23rd, 2017 will see the worldwide release of “Wrong One To Fuck With” via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/digital formats.

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Auditory Armory Unveils New Album “Dark Matter”

On July 21st, Auditory Armory will release sophomore album “Dark Matter,” blending metal, alternative, and progressive music for fans of Tool and Soundgarden.

Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter April Montallana commments: “I prefer to be honest with my lyrics. I don’t care about what is popular or mainstream. I just hope that our music will move and touch some people. Music saved my life…I want to do that for others.”

01. Transcendence
02. Tyrant
03. The Light That Was Lost
04. Cry Little Sister
05. A Path Unknown
06. Love You To Death
07. Dark Matter

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Auditory Armory Unveils New Album “Dark Matter”

On July 21st, Auditory Armory will release sophomore album “Dark Matter,” blending metal, alternative, and progressive music for fans of Tool and Soundgarden.

Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter April Montallana commments: “I prefer to be honest with my lyrics. I don’t care about what is popular or mainstream. I just hope that our music will move and touch some people. Music saved my life…I want to do that for others.”

01. Transcendence
02. Tyrant
03. The Light That Was Lost
04. Cry Little Sister
05. A Path Unknown
06. Love You To Death
07. Dark Matter

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Lyric Video For New Single “Fields Of Sorrow” Available From Orden Ogan

German power metal act Orden Ogan issued a lyric video for the new single “Fields of Sorrow.” The song is the second released from the upcoming new wild west themed album “Gunmen,” which drops on July 7th via AFM Records.

Band leader Sebastian Seeb Levermann commented: “‘Fields of Sorrow’ is a special song for us in many ways: besides the (virtual) title track ‘Gunman,’ it is the only song in Orden Ogan’s history which I wrote together with our guitarist Tobi. Also, ‘Fields Of Sorrow’ is quite likely the most melancholic song we’ve ever recorded. Lyrically, we enter a kind of ‘Dark Fantasy/Wild West/Civil War’ world, telling the story of a man who loses the love of his life on the battlefield and has to bury her right there – while the Civil War is still raging on. The lyrics show his dark, heartbreaking thoughts in these minutes, a sad but realistic picture of human existence. With its epic-melancholic chorus, modern grooves, heavy riffs and orchestral arrangements, ‘Fields Of Sorrow’ features all of Orden Ogan’s trademarks.”

The track listing for “Gunmen” is:

1. Gunman (see video clip here)
2. Fields Of Sorrow
3. Forlorn And Forsaken
4. Vampire In Ghost Town
5. Come With Me To The Other Side (feat. Liv Kristine)
6. The Face Of Silence
7. Ashen Rain
8. Down Here (Wanted: Dead Or Alive)
9. One Last Chance
10. Finis Coronat Opus

Digipak Bonus DVD (“Live Wacken 2016”):

1. Orden Ogan (Intro)
2. Ravenhead
3. Here At The End Of The World
4. We Are Pirates!
5. Deaf Among The Blind
6. Sorrow Is Your Tale
7. F.E.V.E.R
8. The Things We Believe In
9. In Grief And Chains (Outro)

Check out “Fields Of Sorrow” here:

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Bloody Hammers Releasing “The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers” EP

Please welcome a new chapter in the mysterious world of Bloody Hammers: “The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers.” This very special case is a webstore & band only release strictly limited to 300 copies and due out on July 14th, 2017.

This six song EP descends from the dark mountain peaks of Transylvania, featuring somber sacral organ symphonies that slide over cruel hammering staccato riffing. The master of horror Anders Manga delivers a bombastic, powerful voice over his wife Devallia’s sinister synthesizers. The ice-cold nostalgia of 70’s b-list thrillers and horror flicks shoots through the veins directly into the heart.

Check out a video for “Blood” below. Anders Manga states: “Ultimately, the song is about the quest for freedom from oppression in any form. Many people blindly accept oppression simply because they were told to, or out of fear of retaliation from family or eternal damnation. Some never question it, because they don’t even realize they are being oppressed. If constant fear and threats prevent one from simply enjoying their life, then something needs to change.

“The budget was a little tight on this EP so we turned to Häxan, one of our favorite movies of all time, for additional footage. I remember ages ago, renting a documentary on satanism and the occult (on VHS by the way) from a local mom & pop video store. It was just a dumb typical satanic panic 80’s style documentary, but they had footage from Häxan in it, which fascinated me. It wasn’t credited on the video so it took me a long time time to find out what it was from. When I learned it was made in 1922, I was shocked. The visuals were better than some of the effects I was seeing in modern movies.”

1. Gates of Hell
2. Blood
3. The Beyond
4. Vultures Circle Overland
5. All The Colors Of The Dark
6. The Bloodsucker Leads The Dance

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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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While Heaven Wept’s Tom Phillips Retiring From Music

Tom Phillips from While Heaven Wept has issued the following message to fans about retiring from the music industry:

“The time has come to give up the ghost. I am officially retiring from touring, making commercial albums, losing myself in the music, pursuing the ultimate rigs or some elusive sound that I hear but can never reach; I’ve spent a lifetime pouring my heart and soul out through albums – when I should’ve been pouring my heart and soul out to the people who mattered the most.

“I’ve become a self-fulfilling prophecy, always trying to heal from the past, looking too far into the future, neglecting the present. I have lost so much more than I have ever gained. I am content to leave off with the anniversary show at Hammer Of Doom a few years ago and ‘Suspended At Aphelion’ – and I knew deep down that these would likely be the last things I would do professionally even as they were happening. I’m at peace with that.

“The Walpyrgus is in essence taking care of some unfinished business and it turned out the way we all wanted it to. I am at peace with that as well. I’ve spent the last couple years circling around debating inside of myself, whether or not I could actually walk away from this, and the answer is ‘yes, I can.’ I am haunted by all of the unintentional casualties along the way, and I want to convey how sorry I am to everyone who I’ve hurt – please know it wasn’t what I wanted. I just wanted to be whole again, to be the best I could be – for you. I look around at the desolation in my life and it is beyond description.

“I appreciate deeply those of you who have reached out from nowhere recently – I know not all is lost despite being in a very dark place – but that which I have lost can never be replaced. Please do not feel sorry for me – I brought it upon myself and I’m doing what I know I need to do to not make those same mistakes again. I know that I can be a better teacher, friend, lover, and human being…but I have to let go of the past and resolve the things left untreated for so long to do so.

“Sobriety has afforded me the clarity to look at all of this, but for too long I’ve been pondering instead of acting. I’ve been taking baby steps towards all this for a couple years now, but now it’s time to walk on. I want to thank every single person who ever gave a part of themselves along the way and everyone who supported WHW in any way. I kept all of your letters, emails, remember your faces and stories, I cherish the times we shared. I hope that my struggles have made a difference for even one of you out there – if only to know that you’re not alone.

“Please, everyone out there: don’t take anything for granted, communicate fearlessly, show the people you love that you do in actions and words, strive to have a positive impact on lives and the world. If you need me, reach out, no matter where I am, I’ll be there. For now…goodnight, travel well.”

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Trailer Clip For New Album “Fallen Kings” Issued By Wizard

German power metal act Wizard released a preview clip for the band’s upcoming new album “Fallen Kings.” The album drops on June 16th via Massacre Records.

“Fallen Kings” features the following track listing:

1. Liar and Betrayer
2. We are the Masses
3. Live your Life
4. Brothers in Spirit
5. White Wolf
6. Wizard until the End
7. Father to Son
8. Let us Unite
9. Frozen Blood
10. You are the King
11. We are Ready for Metal (Bonus Track)
12. The King (Bonus Track)

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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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