Svart Crown Posts New Song “Transsubstantiation”

Strange is the night where black stars rise… France’s trailblazing death/black metal export and true preservers of the black flame Svart Crown just released the first track off new album “Abreaction.” Experience the “Transsubstantiation” below!

After Svart Crown’s previous album “Profane” released in 2013, “Abreaction” is the next logical step for the band, filled to the brim with ferocious and malignant death metal.

1. Golden Sacrament (5:23)
2. Carcosa (3:44)
3. The Pact: To The Devil His Due (7:21)
4. Upon This Intimate Madness (4:38)
5. Khimba Rites (5:23)
6. Tentacion (3:34)
7. Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy (4:56)
8. Transsubstantiation (6:40)
9. Emphatic Illusion (5:43)
10. Lwas (1:10)
11. Nganda (6:08)

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Ostots Premieres New Song “Gaueko Pizti” (Beast of the Night) From Upcoming New Album “Ezer Ezaren Araztasuna”

Hailing from the Basque Country of Spain, solo black metal project Ostots, premieres a new song titled “Gaueko Pizti” (Beast of the Night), taken from the upcoming new album “Ezer Ezaren Araztasuna”, which will be out in stores later today via Altare Productions (Portugal) and Skjold (Denmark).

Check out now “Gaueko Pizti” below.

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Defences Announces New Single “Two Steps Back”

Formed in Hertfordshire in 2013, Defences draws on electronic and stadium rock influences to offer a brand of alternative metal distinct from other modern acts. The band heavily emphasizes positivity, acceptance, and self-improvement.

Defences will release new single “Two Steps Back” in the coming weeks. For now, check out the video for previous track “Grow” below.

The group’s musical adaptability has allowed Defences to join a diverse roster of bands onstage, fitting in as well with hardcore powerhouses For the Fallen Dreams as with melodic heavyweights Our Last Night and Sleepwave.

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Phil Anselmo Slams Internet Pile-On Culture In New Interview

During a recent appearance on Eddie Trunk’s “Trunk Nation”, Phil Anselmo repeatedly apologized for the his usage of racist gestures/phrases at the “Dimebash” event last January and later went onto state that it was a drunken reaction to hecklers at the performance who had been calling him racist throughout the night.

Now in the below interview with Loudwire Anselmo hints that some of his peers decrying his actions may not be so innocent themselves. States Phil Anselmo:

“I’ve been sitting back and silently observing the scrutiny and the hypocrisy and the online, what you call I guess pile-on and you know I sit there and I’m like ‘ok, alright.’ It’s interesting to me, it really is interesting to me how many people I know in the music business that I could name by name, but I won’t because I got too much class for that who pretend to be virtuous and pure and pious and perfect in their lives. I’m glad that they know deep down inside they know who they are, they know that I know they are phonies.

To end this, when I apologized, I meant it. As far as anyone I may have truly offended… But in this day and age I have come way too far, my book is way… my life is open, I’m open about everything. You ask me about drug use, you ask me about anything in this world, I’m an open book. And I think that there is this online community and then there’s the real world. You know? There’s the real world. Over this past year I’ve seen that for my very own eyes that there’s an online community and then there’s real life.”

Check out the entire interview below:

Continues Anselmo:

“It’s dangerous in the long run because it goes hand in hand with instantaneous everything—and that is where the internet is very interesting with Facebook and all this shit where everyone has a platform, everyone is an expert, everyone’s a fucking mind reader, everyone knows everything about everybody because they can look at a couple pictures and ‘I know you from head to toe from the beginning of your birth. I know your every thought.’ And it’s fake and it’s sociopathic.”

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Goatmoon Releasing “Stella Polaris” Album

Werewolf Records, freshly in conspiracy with Hells Headbangers, has set February 24th as the international release date for infamous NSBM group Goatmoon’s fifth album, “Stella Polaris.” Werwolf Records comments:

“In many ways approximating its vibrant cover art, ‘Stella Polaris’ is a mysteriously alluring blast of cosmic, snow-capped majesty. Here, Goatmoon consolidates all its considerable strengths while setting forth on new, untrodden paths across the album’s nine tracks.

“Verily, ‘Stella Polaris’ is distinctly Finnish in its poignant purity and staunch traditionalism – this is BLACK METAL, proudly, with no use for nor tolerance of muddling agents – but with its increasingly organ-led attack, BlackGoat Gravedesecrator and a new, full lineup weave a spell that explodes with both a subtle dynamism and an anthemic quality that’s thoroughly addicting.”

1. Intro
2. Stella Polaris
3. Kansojen Hävittäjä
4. Wolf Night
5. Sonderkommando Nord
6. Warrior
7. Conqueror
8. Overlord

Stella Polaris by GOATMOON

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Sulphurous Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New 7” EP “Abomination Temple”

Danish blackened death metal duo Sulphurous debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new two-song 7” EP named “Abomination Temple”, which is set for release on January 30 via Night Shroud Records.

Check out now “Abomination Temple” in its entirety below.

Abomination Temple 7″ by Sulphurous

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Tridoid Records Offering Free CD With Online Order Through End Of Year

Through the end of this relentlessly shitty year (well, except for on the metal front), Tridoid Records is offering a free CD with any purchase online. The label comments:

“Just go to our website, order anything you like (if you order something marked ‘pre-order’, I’ll wait to ship your free CD until the release date) and add the ‘FREE CD!’ item to your cart.

“Let me know in the notes which CD you’d like, and get your free music in the mail.

“New releases include Violet Cold – ‘Magic Night’ (limited edition cassette) and Tyrants Blood – ‘Into the Kingdom of Graves’ (Special Edition LP) Fuck 2016. Get free music.”

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Phil Anselmo Teams Up With Bill Moseley For “Songs Of Darkness And Despair”

Horror icon Bill Moseley – most notable as Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Otis in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects – recently joined forces with extreme music legend Philp H. Anselmo for a very special collaborative release entitled “Songs Of Darkness And Despair.”

Set for official unveiling on January 20th ,2017 via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records, the five-track offering was produced and performed by Anselmo and Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan and mastered by Scott Hull of Visceral Sound.

“Songs Of Darkness And Despair” includes guest appearances by Kevin Bond (Superjoint) on guitar, Squizzy Squires (King Parrot) on bass and guitar, and José “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast) on percussion.

Comments Anselmo: “Working with Mr. Moseley was an awesome experience! Bill brought the lyrics and Stephen [Berrigan] and I just improvised directly on the spot, and squeezed out six tunes in three days. All the songs have a different vibe because I wanted the music to represent Bill’s lyrical vision(s), and we needed to, because Bill does indeed have a unique, visual element within his choice of words and phrasing. I love Bill Moseley, and can’t wait to work on the next one! Be cool and enjoy this one!”

1. Dirty Eye
2. Corpus Crispy
3. Catastrophic
4. Widder Woman
5. Tonight’s The Night We Die
6. Bad Donu

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Bloodbound Reveals New Album “War Of Dragons”

Swedish power metal group Bloodbound just announced the arrival of new studio album, “War Of Dragons,” on February 24th. “War Of Dragons” follows the live DVD/CD “One Night Of Blood” that was released in February of 2016. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. A New Era Begins
2. Battle In The Sky
3. Tears Of A Dragonheart
4. War Of Dragons
5. Silver Wings
6. Stand And Fight
7. King Of Swords
8. Fallen Heroes
9. Guardians At Heaven’s Gate
10. Symphony Satana
11. Starfall
12. Dragons Are Forever

The band’s first headlining tour is also announced, which will feature Crystal Viper and Thobbe Englund.

“In the past we have toured a lot as a support act to bands like Sabaton, Hammerfall and U.D.O.. We felt that the time was right to do our own tour now so we can give the fans a full concert, not just a short support set,” Bloodbound’s Fredrik Bergh says. “We wanted to have a great package of bands, so we invited our awesome label mates Crystal Viper to join us as co-headliners and as a very special guest we will bring our friend Thobbe Englund (ex-Sabaton) and his brand new killer band! Thobbe will also join us as 2nd guitarist on this tour since Henrik Olsson is unable to perform.”

30.03.17 AT Wien – Das Bach
31.03.17 CZ Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe
01.04.17 DE Leipzig – Hellraiser
02.04.17 HU Budapest – Barba Negra
03.04.17 DE München – Backstage
04.04.17 FR Paris – Glazart
05.04.17 DE Weinheim – Cafe Central
06.04.17 FR Essen – Turock
07.04.17 CH Pratteln – Z7
08.04.17 BE Vosselaar – Biebob
09.04.17 DE Hamburg – Markthalle

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Megadeth Nominated For Grammy Award For ‘Best Metal Performance’

GLOBAL METAL PIONEERS MEGADETH NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD FOR ?BEST METAL PERFOMANCE? Megadeth Wrap Up The Year With Performances at the Revolver Awards Show and ?Late Night with Seth Meyers? Thrash Metal pioneers MEGADETH have been nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for Best Metal Performance for the title track from their new album Dystopia. […]

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Megadeth Nominated For Grammy Award For ‘Best Metal Performance’

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