Memoriam (Ex-Bolt Thrower, Etc.) Premiere New Music Video For “Nothing Remains”

A new music video for Memoriam‘s (ex-Bolt Thrower) song “Nothing Remains” has been premiered and is streaming for you below. March 23rd has been announced as the release date for the group’s sophomore album, “The Silent Vigil“, out via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band commented of the track:

“‘Nothing Remains‘ is about dementia and in particular about Karl‘s mother‘s struggle with this condition. The video is showing the experience of loss and dissolution brought about by the disease in the burning of old family portraits of Karl‘s mother and family, parents of Memoriam members and of friends as well as random strangers. Similar to us all being of the same blood as expressed in the previously released ‘Bleed the Same‘ we also all die and decay the same.”

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Memoriam Reveals New Album Release Date, Artwork And Tracklisting

Old school death metallers, Memoriam, are set to unleash their second album, The Silent Vigil, on March 23rd through Nuclear Blast Records. Just one year after the release of debut album For The Fallen, the band returns with an authentic, raw flood of old school death metal destruction!

The album’s impressive artwork was created again by Dan Seagrave (Benediction, Dismember, Hypocrisy, Suffocation). Speaking about the album art, the band stated:

“Following the success of working with Dan Seagrave for our debut album For the Fallen, we decided that we had to get Dan involved for the next album cover. Initially we used Dan as we were all very impressed with the art that he has created for bands over the decades and Scott in particular wanted to have an album cover designed by Dan Seagrave, as part of the things he wanted to achieve with Memoriam. Dan really encapsulates the old school death metal feel to the album covers that he creates; they are full of detail and very atmospheric. We gave him a brief for the For the Fallen debut cover and he did a great job. We briefed Dan and asked him to create an image which followed on from the first album; the first album features a funeral procession, the coffin of the fallen leader paraded across an ethereal battle scarred landscape.

“The Silent Vigil represents the next phase of the journey where the coffin is lying in state with the followers standing in silence almost like terracotta soldiers. The cover has an overall solemn feel to it, with the ravaged landscape in the background and burnt out wrecks of military hardware in the foreground.

“The tree in the centre of the album cover is symbolic of life – that continues on. We are really pleased with what Dan Seagrave has created for us once again and we are proud to have his artwork on our album cover. We already have an idea for the next album cover and we hope that Dan will be able to do this for us too.”

The Silent Vigil – Tracklisting:

1. Soulless Parasite
2. Nothing Remains
3. From the Flames
4. The Silent Vigil
5. Bleed The Same
6. As Bridges Burn
7. The New Dark Ages
8. No Known Grave
9. Weaponised Fear

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Fan-Filmed Live Footage Available From Chimaira’s Reunion Show With ‘Classic’ Lineup

Chimaira made their return to the stage last night (December 30th) with the majority of their ‘classic’ lineup for a special ‘Chimaira Christmas‘ reunion show at the Agora Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer Mark Hunter, guitarist Rob Arnold, guitarist Matt DeVries, bassist Jim LaMarca and keyboardist/programmer, etc. Chris Spicuzza took to the stage together for roughly the first time in seven years. Fan-filmed live footage can be found below.

Drummer Andols Herrick was unable to perform and thus latter era Chimaira drummer Austin D’Amond, also of DevilDriver fame, filled in. The setlist ran as follows:

“Pictures In The Gold Room”
“Sp Lit”
“Power Trip”
“Nothing Remains”
“Save Ourselves”
“Down Again”
“The Flame”
“Army Of Me”
“Eyes Of A Criminal”
“The Venom Inside”
“Implements Of Destruction”
“The Dehumanizing Process”
“Pure Hatred”

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New Song “Mars Exult” Streaming From Pestifer

Portuguese death metal triumvirate Pestifer is streaming a new song entitled “Mars Exult,” which you can enjoy in the player below. The song was lifted from the band’s debut album “Execration Diatribes,” which is due to drop on February 14th via Lavadome Productions.

The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. March of the Dead Orchestra
2. Mars Exult
3. Brutal Eruption of Chaos
4. Dark Dimensions
5. Enslavement of God
6. Awaken by Death
7. Nothing Remains
8. Riding the Storms of Hate MMXVI
9. Confront Death

Check out “Mars Exult” here:

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Ex-Chimaira Drummer Austin D’Amond Joins Devildriver

Ex-Chimaira drummer Austin D’Amond has joined California-based Devildriver as the replacement for the recently departed John Boecklin.

States D’Amond: “Thanks, everyone, for all the support through my career. Without you all, I would’ve never made it this far. I promise to give you all one hell of a performance! Keep shredding, peeps!!! Dreams do come true.”

John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick exited Devildriver last year. Frontman Dez Fafara stated at the time: “Nothing dramatic, there were no drag-down fights. was just time to move on. As I have said previously, Devildriver is on hiatus while I rejoin Coal Chamber for a new record release and tour. Devildriver will be back, make no mistake of that, in 2016 with a new record which we are already writing, tours around the world and the massive pits you have all gotten used to. All in Devildriver wish John and Jeff the best.”

Drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick played their last show with Devildriver as part of Knotfest 2014 in Devore, California.

You can now watch the new Devildriver drummer Austin D’Amond playing “Nothing Remains” with his former band Chimaira at The Knitting Factory in Reno below (courtesy sickdrummermagazine).

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When Nothing Remains Streaming Full “Thy Dark Serenity” Album

When Nothing Remains is currently streaming the entire “Thy Dark Serenity” album online, which was released earlier this year. Check it out below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. I Forgive You 05:28
2. A Ravens Tale 08:16
3. She Died In Autumns Rain 08:59
4. Wings Of The Withered 06:47
5. Thy Dark Serenity 07:26
6. Like An Angels Funeral 05:30
7. When Heaven Once Fell 07:58
8. When We Stop Breathing 04:01

You can also stream the previous “As All Torn Asunder” album over at this location.

Thy Dark Serenity by When Nothing Remains

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Over Your Threshold Posts Teaser For New Album "Facticity"

Germany’s Over Your Threshold has posted an album trailer featuring excerpts of all songs taken off new album “Facticity.” Watch the video below and also make sure to check out the band’s Metal Blade landing page right here. Over Your Threshold comments on the album and new single:

“The writing and recording process of ‘Facticity’ has extended over a longer period. Thus, each song imparts different elements and impressions caused by our different musical influences in the course of time. ‘Contextual Fluctuating’ is the last track we wrote for ‘Facticity.’ It’s pretty complex on the guitars and shows the progress of our songwriting compared to the older songs of the album. The concept of the song is that both guitars permanently play quite different riffs but all in all it fits together. That’s a stylistic element we will use more and more for future songs. This change in the songwriting is reflected in the lyrics as well. All things are fluctuating over time, nothing remains quiescent – everything changes with a new context.”

Head over to Metal Hammer right here to stream “Contextual Fluctuating,” the second single taken off “Facticity.”

The track listing is:

1. Cortical Blindness
2. Contextual Fluctuating
3. Obscure Mind Stasis
4. Self Exhibition
5. Desolation Row
6. Antic
7. Abdicated
8. Body Part Illusion
9. Facticity

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When Nothing Remains Streaming "As All Torn Asunder"

When Nothing Remains is streaming all nine songs from its recent debut album “As All Torn Asunder” over on Bandcamp. When Nothing Remains is a project founded by members of the famous Swedish band Nox Aurea featuring clean vocals by Johan Ericson (Draconian, Doom:VS and Shadowgarden). The music continues on in that gothic doom/death style these musicians are noted for. Stream all of the tracks from “As All Torn Asunder” below.

As All Torn Asunder by When Nothing Remains

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Brian Fair Of Shadows Fall Posts New Album Track-By-Track Video

Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair has teamed up with to talk about the first third of the band’s upcoming release, “Fire From The Sky,” which is due out May 15th on Razor and Tie. Check out the video at this location or in the player below.

You can also pre-order the album with bonus content on iTunes, or listen to the song “Divide and Conquer” online through Altpress.

The track listing for “Fire From The Sky” is as follows:

1. The Unknown
2. Divide And Conquer
3. Weight Of The World
4. Nothing Remains
5. Fire From The Sky
6. Save Your Soul
7. Blind Faith
8. Lost Within
9. Walk The Edge
10. The Wasteland

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