Eluveitie Posts New Album “Ategnatos” Trailer Online

We all wade through archetypes. We all ARE archetypes. Distant echoes of a life both primeval and noble. To embrace these archetypes, to accept them not only as a part of life but as life itself is what some may call enlightenment, some peace of mind. Eluveitie call it Ategnatos. And by using their longest gap between two metal albums to gather momentum, they just forged their strongest album around it. The new album, Ategnatos, will be released on April 5th via Nuclear Blast. Check out the first official video trailer below.

The band states: “Ategnatos probably became our most organic album by all accounts. It is the result of a thoroughly intuitive process, where we gave creativity full scope. And during this process quite some back-to-the-roots developments emerged in diverse aspects. Many riffs off Ategnatos reminds on the guitar work on Slania.

“Following our gut feeling we brought the mixing duties back to Jens Bogren’s Fascination Street Studios, where our Nuclear Blast debut was produced. And regarding the album artwork it soon became very clear to us, that we’d love to work with the fabulous Travis Smith (www.seempieces.com) again, who already created the front covers of our albums Spirit (14 years ago!) and Everything Remains As It Never Was. And we’re honestly excited with the result! The frontcover shows a spectacular scenery in central Switzerland, a so-called ‘vulva cave’, as it was sought to mark sacred rites of fertility and celebrations of life in ancient times! The artwork mystically and beautifully expresses the Ategnatos very core and essence! Once again it was a pleasure to work with Travis!”

Recordings of Ategnatos took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli. “Yet it was radically different as we only had four weeks to record this time around – as compared to the eight weeks we had for Origins.” By taking mixing duties to the skilled hand of renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, Eluveitie returned to the very spot where they mixed their now legendary Slania album more than ten years ago.

With Ategnatos, the dedicated nine-piece not only worked with a real string quartet (a premiere!) and granted Fabienne Erni’s sublime mastery of the harp the room it deserved; they also undertook a holistic upgrade resulting in some of the most catchy, most aggressive or most epic tunes the Swiss metal nobility has ever offered.

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The Damned Things Posts New Music Video “Cells” Online

The Damned Things, the supergroup featuring Scott Ian of Anthrax, Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy and Alkaline Trio bassist Dan Adriano, has posted a new music video online for the song, “Cells.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, “High Crimes,” which is set to be released on April 26th through Nuclear Blast Records.

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The Damned Things Posts New Music Video “Cells” Online

The Damned Things, the supergroup featuring Scott Ian of Anthrax, Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy and Alkaline Trio bassist Dan Adriano, has posted a new music video online for the song, “Cells.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, “High Crimes,” which is set to be released on April 26th through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Organosyde (Allegaeon, Nekrogoblikon, Vale Of Pnath Etc.) Premiere New Song “Organosydic Holocaust” From Upcoming Debut EP “Kvlt Of The Ziox”

Organosyde – the new death metal band featuring members of Allegaeon, Nekrogoblikon, Vale Of Pnath and more – premiere their first single “Organosydic Holocaust” streaming via Bandcamp below. The group’s upcoming debut EP “Kvlt Of The Ziox” is scheduled for a February 25th release date.

Kvlt Of The Ziox by ORGANOSYDE

Organosyde is comprised of the below lineup:

Guitars/vocals – Shane Howard (Martriden)
Bass – Ken Sarafin (ex-Vale Of Pnath, Bunch)
Guitars – Greg Burgess (Allegaeon, Nuclear Power Trio)
Drums – Eric W. Brown (Nekrogoblikon, Swashbuckle, Vale Of Pnath)

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Battle Beast Discusses “No More Hollywood Endings” Recording Process

Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast recently announced that their new album No More Hollywood Endings will be unleashed on March 22nd via Nuclear Blast. Today sees the release of the first album trailer for the new album, in which the band discuss recording their new offering. You can check it out below.

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Children Of Bodom Posts First “Hexed” Track By Track Video

Finnish metal veterans Children Of Bodom has posted the first part in a series of videos explaining each track on their forthcoming new studio album, “Hexed.” You can check it out below, in which the single, “The Road” is explained. “Hexed” is scheduled to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 8th and will be available in the following formats:

– CD Digipak
– Pink w/ Black splatter vinyl – Limited to 300
– CD Digipak + T-Shirt + Poster

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Beast In Black Posts First “From Hell With Love” Track By Track Video

On February 8th, up and coming metallers Beast In Black will finally unleash their highly anticipated new album From Hell With Love via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the quintet has unveiled the first part of a track by track series covering the new album over on YouTube. Watch below to learn more about “Cry Out For A Hero,” From Hell With Love,” “Sweet True Lies” and “Repentless.”

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Nailed To Obscurity Posts First Video Diary From Amorphis/Soilwork Tour

German melodic death/doom metallers Nailed To Obscurity released their Nuclear Blast debut “Black Frost” last week whilst on the road with label mates Amorphis and Soilwork. Today the band has launched a tour trailer documenting life on the road, which can be viewed below.

Black Frost was recorded at Woodshed Studio (near Landshut, Germany) with producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Barren Earth, Obscura etc.) – the artwork was once again designed by Santiago Caruso.

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Nuclear Tomb Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP “Succumbing”

Baltimore, Maryland based death metal Nuclear Tomb premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new EP “Succumbing”, which was released January 2nd via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Succumbing” in its entirety below.

Succumbing by Nuclear Tomb

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Nailed to Obscurity Premiere New Song “Tears Of The Eyeless” From Upcoming New Album “Black Frost”

With only a few weeks until German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY release their Nuclear Blast debut, Black Frost, the band have started the countdown by unleashing their new single ‘Tears Of The Eyeless’. The accompanying video was directed and produced by Vesa Ranta & Aapo Lahtela, and can be watched below:

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