Fleshgod Apocalypse Discusses “Sugar” Single In First “Veleno” Trailer

Italian orchestral-death metal and renaissance revivalists Fleshgod Apocalypse will make their triumphant return this year with the release of their 5th studio album, “Veleno,” on May 24th with Nuclear Blast Records. Now the group has launched the first album trailer, in which they discuss their latest single, “Sugar.” You can check it out below.

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Possessed Posts New Visualizer Video “No More Room In Hell”

Possessed, arguably the world’s first death metal band, has posted a new visualizer video online for the song, “No More Room In Hell.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new album, “Revelations Of Oblivion,” which will be released on May 10th through Nuclear Blast Records and is their first release since the 1987 EP, “The Eyes Of Horror” and their first full length since their 1986 sophomore album, “Beyond The Gates.”

Tracklisting:

1. Chant Of Oblivion
2. No More Room In Hell
3. Dominion
4. Damned
5. Demon
6. Abandoned
7. Shadowcult
8. Omen
9. Ritual
10. The Word
11. Graven
12. Temple Of Samael

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Possessed Reveals New Album “Revelations Of Oblivion” Release Date

Death metal pioneers Possessed has revealed that the title of their long awaited new album will be, “Revelations Of Oblivion.” Furthermore, the group has also released the artwork for the album, which can be seen below, as well as confirming that the record will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on May 10th. The album has long been anticipated by fans and will be their first full length album since their sophomore, “Beyond The Gates” in 1986, which was follows by the Joe Satriani produced EP, “The Eyes Of Horror” in 1987 before disbanding that same year.

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Arrival Of Autumn Premiere New Single & Lyric Video “Witness”

Arrival Of Autumn premiere a new official lyric video for their new track “Witness“ taken from the group’s Nuclear Blast debut album “Harbinger“, which was recorded and mixed by Jason Suecof (DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder). “Harbinger” will land in stores on March 29th.

According to frontman Jamison Friesen, the track takes inspiration from the ‘Mad Max‘ movies:

“‘Witness‘ is about trying to survive when everything around you is falling apart. It’s told through a fictional post apocalyptic setting, inspired by the Mad Max films. The protagonist finds he’s a hero in times where there doesn’t seem to be a point in trying.”

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In Flames Posts New Music Video “Call My Name” Online

Swedish death metal veterans In Flames has posted a new music video online for the song, “Call My Name.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s latest studio album, “I, The Mask,” which was released today through Eleven Seven Music in North America and Nuclear Blast Entertainment throughout the rest of the world. The band brought some major names on board for “I, The Mask,” including multi-Grammy nominated and winning industry staples such as: Howard Benson for production, Chris Lord-Alge for mixing and Ted Jensen for mastering. Artist Blake Armstrong created the album’s artwork, which is an interpretation of In Flames’ mascot, The Jesterhead.

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In Flames Posts New Music Video “Call My Name” Online

Swedish death metal veterans In Flames has posted a new music video online for the song, “Call My Name.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s latest studio album, “I, The Mask,” which was released today through Eleven Seven Music in North America and Nuclear Blast Entertainment throughout the rest of the world. The band brought some major names on board for “I, The Mask,” including multi-Grammy nominated and winning industry staples such as: Howard Benson for production, Chris Lord-Alge for mixing and Ted Jensen for mastering. Artist Blake Armstrong created the album’s artwork, which is an interpretation of In Flames’ mascot, The Jesterhead.

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Battle Beast Posts New Music Video “Eden” Online

Finnish heavy metal sextet Battle Beast will release their fifth studio album “No More Hollywood Endings,” in just three weeks, on March 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band is unleashing another new track in the form of the tenacious and uplifting track “Eden.” Watch the official music video for the second single, which was directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB & Tuotantoyhtiö Legenda below.

Guitarist Joona Björkroth states, “‘Eden’ was born about one year ago when I was going through an extremely bad period in my personal life. I wrote the song as a remembrance to myself that whatever life throws at you, there’s light in the end. Many bad things people have in their lives are creations of their own mind and can be mended by letting go. The song is a sincere “f*** you!” to fear, pain… whatever it is that is holding you down!”

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Battle Beast Posts New Music Video “Eden” Online

Finnish heavy metal sextet Battle Beast will release their fifth studio album “No More Hollywood Endings,” in just three weeks, on March 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band is unleashing another new track in the form of the tenacious and uplifting track “Eden.” Watch the official music video for the second single, which was directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB & Tuotantoyhtiö Legenda below.

Guitarist Joona Björkroth states, “‘Eden’ was born about one year ago when I was going through an extremely bad period in my personal life. I wrote the song as a remembrance to myself that whatever life throws at you, there’s light in the end. Many bad things people have in their lives are creations of their own mind and can be mended by letting go. The song is a sincere “f*** you!” to fear, pain… whatever it is that is holding you down!”

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Destruction Recruits New Guitarist Damir Eskic; Reveals New Album Release Date

Today, German thrash-legends Destruction are proud to welcome Damir Eskic as their second guitarist alongside Mike. Damir is a Swiss guitar player with Bosnian decent and works as a guitar teacher, himself being a former pupil of Tommy Vetterli (Coroner). He also plays in a Heavy Metal band called Gomorra and already contributed to 3 solos of Destruction’s 2016 album “Under attack”.

The band prepared a short video clip, in which they properly introduce their new member. You can check it out below.

Frontman Schmier comments:
“Yes – we finally did it again!

“For many years we’ve been talking about this but we needed the RIGHT guy! Damir Eskic is now that dude! He is a super-skilled player and also a good friend of the band. He will surely make some jaws drop and pay tribute to the history of Destruction as he is also a fan of our music!
To be a trio, was a special thing for us, that we did with pride for many years but also Destruction had a period where we were a four piece with a second guitar. Now it was the RIGHT time to get that option back! We know there are many fans out there that have been waiting a long time for this.

“We have composed and recorded the whole new album with two guitars and of course this will make us an even more intense live act and give us the chance to play songs again that we’ve not been able to play for many years…exciting times ahead! Let’s call this a reinvention!

“With Randy Black on the drums and Damir Eskic on the lead guitar, we have the fresh blood in the band that is sometimes needed to reach new goals, it will keep the THRASHMACHINE strong and ready for new adventures!

“See you all on the road soon – the new record is coming on August 8th via Nuclear Blast!”

Damir adds:
“I am of course very happy to be a part of this Thrash Metal family and to join one of the best bands of the genre. To record three guest solos on the
Under Attack’ album was already a big deal for me, now some years later, we’ve become close friends and I am really excited to be a part of this! I am looking forward to meeting the fans all over the globe and to thrash the stage with the boys!”

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Khemmis Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear Blast are proud to announce the now worldwide signing of Denver, Colorado based doomed heavy metal quartet Khemmis. Welcome to the global family! Khemmis released their third studio album Desolation in June 2018, to rapturous praise from fans and media alike. They are currently working on new material, and are planning to tour throughout 2019.

Khemmis commented on the news: “We are honoured and excited to join the Nuclear Blast roster alongside so many legendary artists. Endless thanks to Monte Conner, Mark Palmer, Yorck Eysel and the rest of the amazing team at Nuclear Blast for sharing in our vision for the future. We also send our unending gratitude to Dave Adelson of 20 Buck Spin, who not only took a chance on us when he released Absolution in 2015 but also became a true friend and brother to us over the last few years. Finally, thanks to everyone who has supported us by seeing us live, snagging a shirt, and/or picking up a CD or LP. Without all of you, none of this would be possible. We’ve got some very exciting announcements about tours, festivals, and new music coming soon. Cheers!”

Khemmis’ passion for progressive and soulful heavy music is more evident than ever in 2018’s Desolation. Though undeniably influenced by doom and classic metal, to tag the quartet with those labels doesn’t do justice to what they’ve accomplished; a perfect representation of modern heavy metal that integrates the past in a way only possible with the faculty of hindsight. It’s impossible to ignore the lengths that the four piece go to, to master their craft and produce a highly unique form of heavy sound. Their magnificently uplifting, yet sorrowful groovy riffs weave the listener along on an unparalleled journey. Desolation is not just the best Khemmis record to date but a testament to the quality and evolution that heavy metal is still capable of. Having worked for the third time with Dave Otero of Flatline Audio in Denver, the band and producer achieved a deep mutual understanding, able to arrive at the perfect symbiosis of song writing, arrangement, and production value.

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