Suffocation Announces New European Tour Dates

Death metal pioneers Suffocation recently announced the release of new album “…Of The Dark Light” (due out on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records). In support of this record, the band will be touring extensively to present these new tracks to the fans.

After a U.S. trip with Morbid Angel, Revocation, and Withered the New York death squad will come across the pond to play 24 shows in 12 countries. Don’t miss out on these apocalyptic European evenings, with te entire itinerary available below.

Guitarist Terrance Hobbs commented: “Looking forward to coming back to Europe and seeing all our fans! We’re going to be bringing you some new brutal tunes from our latest release ‘…Of The Dark Light.’ So prepare to go »Beyond The Dark Light« with us and see you in the pit!”

05.08. F Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans – Sylak Open Air
06.08. CH Zurich – Werk 21
07.08. D Munich – Backstage
08.08. D Dresden – Eventwerk
09.08. A Vienna – Viper Room
10.08 CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault
11.08. SK Terchová – Terchovský Budzogan
12.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
13.08. SRB Novi Sad – The Quarter Club
14.08. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
16.08. CH Bellinzona – Pit Club
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
18.08. D Wolfsburg – Hallenbad
19.08. B Méan – Metal Méan Fest
20.08. F Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Festival
22.08. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
24.08. B Bruges – Het Entrepot
25.08. D Andernach – Death Feast Open Air
26.08. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo
27.08. UK Bristol – Bierkeller
28.08. UK Sheffield – o2 Academy
29.08. UK Glasgow – Audio
30.08. UK Newcastle – Riverside
31.08. UK London – Underworld

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Suffocation Announces New European Tour Dates

Death metal pioneers Suffocation recently announced the release of new album “…Of The Dark Light” (due out on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records). In support of this record, the band will be touring extensively to present these new tracks to the fans.

After a U.S. trip with Morbid Angel, Revocation, and Withered the New York death squad will come across the pond to play 24 shows in 12 countries. Don’t miss out on these apocalyptic European evenings, with te entire itinerary available below.

Guitarist Terrance Hobbs commented: “Looking forward to coming back to Europe and seeing all our fans! We’re going to be bringing you some new brutal tunes from our latest release ‘…Of The Dark Light.’ So prepare to go »Beyond The Dark Light« with us and see you in the pit!”

05.08. F Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans – Sylak Open Air
06.08. CH Zurich – Werk 21
07.08. D Munich – Backstage
08.08. D Dresden – Eventwerk
09.08. A Vienna – Viper Room
10.08 CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault
11.08. SK Terchová – Terchovský Budzogan
12.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
13.08. SRB Novi Sad – The Quarter Club
14.08. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
16.08. CH Bellinzona – Pit Club
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
18.08. D Wolfsburg – Hallenbad
19.08. B Méan – Metal Méan Fest
20.08. F Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Festival
22.08. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
24.08. B Bruges – Het Entrepot
25.08. D Andernach – Death Feast Open Air
26.08. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo
27.08. UK Bristol – Bierkeller
28.08. UK Sheffield – o2 Academy
29.08. UK Glasgow – Audio
30.08. UK Newcastle – Riverside
31.08. UK London – Underworld

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Ghost Bath Posts “Seraphic” Music Video

Today – April 21st, 2017 – the new album from atmospheric black metal act Ghost Bath, entitled “Starmourner,” will see the light of day via a Nuclear Blast release.

This release marks the second part of a trilogy written by mastermind and band leader Nameless. Right on time for the release, the band now unveils the new video clip for the epic track “Seraphic.”

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Ty Arthur Releasing New Grimdark Novel “Light Dawning”

Following his debut sci-fi novella “Empty” from 2016, heavy metal scribe Ty Arthur (Metalunderground.com’s very own xFiruath) returns with new full-length horror novel “Light Dawning.” Pivoting away from the emptiness of space, the book dives headlong into the waters of fantasy, but with a seriously grimdark twist. This next foray into the bleaker corners of human existence is officially slated for release on Friday, May 26th, 2017.

Like its predecessor, the creation of “Light Dawning” was driven forward by the power of music, with special thanks in particular due to U.K. avant-garde black metal group Code, Norwegian musical enigma Ihsahn, and Chilean prog rock group Bauda. To get an advance preview of the themes and tone of the novel, a music playlist matching several scenes can be heard via Spotify here or in the player below.

Once known as the City on the Hill and revered far and wide for its independence and boundless opportunity, Cestia has become home only to the damned. Surviving under the brutal occupation of a southern empire for three long years, the oppressed populace has lost hope of liberation, turning instead towards an increasingly desperate rebellion willing to commit any atrocity for a chance at freedom.

As total war approaches, four lost souls trapped behind Cestia’s walls are on a collision course with fate, destined to either save the city or see it utterly destroyed while calling on forces beyond mankind’s comprehension. For good or ill, the light of a new day is about to dawn.

“As with all my work, this story is inspired by a real life experience translated into a fictional setting, and completing this book took a lot out of me,” Arthur said of the upcoming release. “Its set in an unquestionably fantasy universe, but don’t expect any elves or farm boy chosen ones saving the world. My take on the genre draws more from cosmic dread and the horror of war than anything with unlikely heroes or lovable rogues. Don’t expect any happy endings.”

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The Great Discord Posts “Darkest Day” Music Video

The Great Discord just issued a new music video for “Darkest Day,” which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

“Friends! We are very excited to give you the first single, entitled ‘Darkest Day,’ off our coming album, ‘The Rabbit Hole.’

“As the titles reveal, this album is our take and out dark twist on a famous story by Lewis Carroll. Don’t worry, the story will unfold further as we go along and more songs and stories will see the light of day. Or not, depending on how you look at it. Stay vigilant!

“For now, we invite you to join us on a journey into the stranger side of things, down in the rabbit hole. Get ready. More music will follow suit and the album will be released just as the summer starts gasping for breath.”

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Nuclear Announces New Tour Dates With Conflicted

Chilean thrashers Nuclear today announce a new European tour slated for June and July 2017. For nearly half of the dates, Nuclear will be accompanied by Conflicted, a young promising thrash metal band also from Chile.

This tour will mark the end of the promotion of Nuclear’s most recent release “Formula For Anarchy” (Candlelight Records, 2015) as it is expected that the follow-up album will see the light in early 2018.

The band comments: “It is always a pleasure to come back to the EU to show our music. Metal heads there have always received the band with enthusiasm and energy – we are sure this time won’t be any different.”

This Eurotour will also be the very first for Conflicted, promoting 2015 album “Under Bio-Lence” (Sick Bangers). “We are extremely happy to do this for the first time. We have played a lot of shows with Nuclear and the combination is lethal. We cannot wait to start this and show the people in Europe what the band is all about.”

09/06 – B52 Music Club – Eernegem Belgium
10/06 – Loco Loco Festival – Opwijk Belgium
11/06 – Ebrietas Metal Bar – Zurich Switzerland
13/06 – S8 Under Club – Budapest Hungary
14/06 – Escape Metalcorner – Vienna Austria
15/06 – Metalgate Czech Death Fest – Czech Republic
16/06 – Mise Open Air Festival – Germany
17/06 – Rage Against Racism Fest – Germany
18/06 – Tba – Holland
19/06 – Tba – Holland
20/06 – Tba – Holland
22/06 – Bar 227 – Hamburg Germany*
23/06 – Zuckerfabrik – Rostock Germany*
24/06 – Mtc Club – Cologne Germany*
25/06 – Tommy Haus – Berlin Germany*
26/06 – Protokultura – Gdansk Poland*
27/06 – Tba – Poland*
28/06 – Tba – Poland*
29/06 – Tba – Poland*
30/06 – Estrada Stagebar – Bydgoszcz Poland*
01/07 – Rudeboy Club – Bielsko Biala Poland*
*nuclear+conflicted

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Broken Hope Unveils New Album “Mutilated And Assimilated”

Chicago’s very own conductors of death metal brutality forming Broken Hope are pleased to announce details of their forthcoming full-length album, “Mutilated And Assimilated,” which will see the light of day on Friday, June 23rd via Century Media Records.

Regarding the new album, guitarist / lyricist / founding father Jeremy Wagner says: “Broken Hope studio album number SEVEN?! Un-fucking-believable! I’m floored at how amazing our new album turned out. The songs are relentless and violent and dark and heavy–and ALL from a fresh and ferocious place we haven’t shared before. Moreover, thanks to my new studio and the stellar work of engineering/producing Jedi – Scott Creekmore – the production is on a sonic level like we’ve never had in our career.

“Thanks to my brothers: Damian, Mike, Matt, Diego and Scott, all of whom brought their amazing talent and skills not just to the table, but kicked it into the stratosphere! Thank you to Wes Benscotter for collaborating with us to create the epic, sick, Thing-inspired album artwork, and a huge thanks to Century Media worldwide for being in our corner with this new album.

“For me personally, I feel ‘Mutilated and Assimilated’ is my own finest hour as a guitarist and lyricist since I formed this band as teenager. I ‘ve never felt this inspired before. The album has my strongest riffage to date, it also has Leski riffage on a few songs, it has my best friends on it, and in a crazy twist, I used Jeff Hanneman’s guitars to write the album with and used them to track with in honor of his influence on myself AND the world of metal.

“There’s a LOT going on with this new BH album! I can’t wait for you all to hear ‘Mutilated and Assimilated.’ Death metal forever!”

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Necrot Releasing “Blood Offerings” Album

This June, Oakland, California-based classic death metal band Necrot will unleash the fetid fruits of the “Blood Offerings” full-length album.

Set for release on June 9th, 2017 on CD, LP, and digitally via Tankcrimes (and on cassette in partnership with Sentient Ruin Laboratories), the eight tracks comprising “Blood Offerings” were captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer (Vastum, Graves At Sea), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Gatecreeper), and will come sheathed in the unholy cover craftings of Marald Van Haasteren (Bolt Thrower, Baroness).

“‘Blood Offerings’ is the result of six years of hard work and is our first full-length record to be released by Tankcrimes,” relays drummer Chad Gailey. “The songwriting and performance on these eight songs is a step up from what people have heard previously. We feel that with this album, we have accomplished what we intended to create many years ago. It is always a great experience working with Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer and Scotty Heath at Tankcrimes because of the hard work and care they both put into each project they are a part of. We are thankful to everyone who has supported Necrot to get to this point.”

Guitarist Sonny Reinhardt agrees, “We made the best album ever made and can’t wait to hit the road and kill you all.” Adds guitarist Luca Indrio, “This is a death metal classic and you should fucking have it!”

1. The Blade
2. Rather Be Dead
3. Shadow And Light
4. Blood Offerings
5. Empty Hands
6. Beneath
7. Breathing Machine
8. Layers Of Darkness

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Wolfkhan Releasing Debut Album “Cyber Necro Spirituals”

An album consisting of nine bizarre stories stemming from mental trash and dark corners of odd fantasy, Wolfkhan’s debut full-length album, “Cyber Necro Spirituals,” is due out April 25th, 2017 via Arachnophobia Records. Wolfkhan is a rather unknown name. The project’s history, however, dates back to the early 90s. Mainman Marcin Gasiorowski, also known as the leader of Thy Worshiper, comments:

“Wolfkhan has come into being after Thy Worshiper’s demo ‘Tym z krainy cieni’ (‘To those from the shadow realm’). Somehow, I’ve always had some other ideas which I thought were worth recording. This is when we released the first demo.

“The second one saw the light of day after Thy Worshiper album ‘Signum’ had been unleashed. You can still watch the video for the single ‘El Diablo’ on YouTube. I have always cooperated on subsequent Wolfkhan’s releases with Thy Worshiper guitar players. Recently, I felt the creative call when we had come back with ‘Czarna dzika czerwien’ record. There was something I needed to get out of my system.”

To many, a soon-to-be-unleashed debut album will be the first exposure to Wolfkhan. Thy Worshiper’s longtime guitarist Dariusz Kubala, as well as the band’s past and present female vocalists have contributed to the material. However, when compared to last year’s “Klechdy” record, the contents of “Cyber Necro Spirituals” are more like an audio acid trip.

Wolfkhan’s founder explains: “I didn’t have a direction. The whole thing just came out by itself. One inspiration which possibly affected the way this record is like was the reading experience of the ‘Black Oceans’ novel by Jacek Dukaj.”

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Details Of New Album “Enter/Return To Earth” Revealed By From Oceans To Autumn

North Carolina post-rockers From Oceans To Autumn revealed the cover artwork and new single from the highly anticipated new album “Enter/Return to Earth,” the first in four years. The song “Quintessence/Core” can be heard below.

The album is a colossal “two disks” work, where ethereal and dreamlike atmospheres collide at best with psychedelic and dramatic interludes made of vast landscapes and sidereal distances.

“Ether/Return to Earth” will be released as a double CD and Digital Download via Argonauta Records on May 5th, 2017. Preorders run over here.

The track listing is:

CD 1 – “Ether”:

1. Quintessence/Core
2. Medium
3. Air/Elysium
4. Stratus/Vapor

CD 2 – “Return to Earth”

1. Arrival
2. Live Again
3. Visible Light II
4. Keep A Watchful Eye
5. Isle
6. 211 South
7. Reconnect
8. Through the Ages

Check out “Quintessence/Core” here:

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