New Album Recordings For “Patriarchs Of Evil” Commence In July By Varathon

Greek occult black metal legends Varathron are gearing up to record a new album entitled “Patriarchs Of Evil.” Heavy, dark and full of melodies, the record will revive memories from the past. The band is currently finishing the pre-production and is scheduled to record drums in July.

In September, Varathron will take a break for a mini-tour of Canada, and return to finish the album in early autumn. More details will be announced in due time.

The band also has plans more shows for 2018, including anniversary shows celebrating the 30th year of their existence. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

September 8 – Montreal, Wings Of Metal Festival (CAN),
September 9 – Ottawa, Mavericks (CAN),
September 10 – Toronto, Smiling Buddha (CAN)

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Conveyer Debuts Title Track From Upcoming New Album “No Future”

Conveyer debuts the title track from the band’s upcoming new album “No Future”, which will arrive in stores on June 23rd through Victory Records.

Check out now “No Future” below.

Comments vocalist Danny Adams :

“‘No Future‘ is the title track for the record because we felt it had to be as straight-forward as the meaning behind it. Human beings are meant to exist in a perfect place, but we’ve somehow deprived ourselves of the desire to venerate perfect things. I’m constantly reminded that I’m unequipped to accept that my existence is limited to this life. It’s also not a typical sounding Conveyer song – we wanted to bleed out some older influences like Buried Alive and Figure Four.”

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Iced Earth Posts “Clear The Way” Lyric Video

With three days left until the release of 12th studio album “Incorruptible,” Iced Earth has unveiled a new lyric video for the latest single off the record, titled “Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862).”

The 9:30 minute epic perfectly encapsulates the strength and essence of the band’s forthcoming album.

Fans can still pre-order “Incorruptible” and gain access to stream the already released single tracks “Seven Headed Whore,” “Raven Wing,” “Great Heathen Army,” and “Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862).”

The full track listing for the album is:

1. Great Heathen Army
2. Black Flag
3. Raven Wing (see lyric video here)
4. The Veil
5. Seven Headed Whore (song available here)
6. The Relic (Part 1)
7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
8. Brothers
9. Defiance
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)

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Thousand Below Premieres New Song “Sinking Me” From Forthcoming New Album

Metalcore outfit Thousand Below premieres a new song entitled “Sinking Me”, taken from the forthcoming new album, which will be out later this year via Rise Records.

Check out now “Sinking Me” below.

Comments frontman James Deberg :

“We’re so incredibly excited to be releasing our music video for ‘Sinking Me‘ as the second single off our album. ‘Sinking Me‘ is the opening track of our record and we wanted to set the emotional tone for the album right out the gate with a high energy song that that lived on the ‘heavier’ spectrum of the record, but also carried heavy lyrical content. The song is the introduction to the emotional descent that the album is about. Part of the lyrics in the first verse say, ‘Coming to terms with the reality of a broken spine / Cost of the weight of the world / Unsure If I can hold it all up and buy some time.’ It’s the first immediate awareness of myself ‘going-under’ metaphorically as a result of the emotional stress that came from the losses I experienced in my life two years before the album was created. The clean vocals are much more aggressive on this song than others on the record. I wanted to paint the immediate pain and frustration of the loss I experienced pulling me under right out the gate, while also giving listeners something high energy and catchy to yell along with. We feel ‘Tradition‘ and ‘Sinking Me‘ are great introductory songs for our band to come out the gate with and we’re so excited to get the rest of the record released before the end of the year.”

The band will soon be out on “The Nightlife In Revolt Tour” with Youth In Revolt, Light Up The Sky and Vesta Collide as support. Dates for that run include:

06/15 Detroit, MI – The Ritz
06/16 Dayton, OH – Emerson Theater
06/17 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
06/19 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
06/20 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
06/21 Twin Falls, ID – Diamondz Events Center
06/22 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
06/23 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studio Live
06/24 Lubbock, TX – Backstage
06/25 Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix Theater
06/27 Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
06/28 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
06/29 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
06/30 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Event Hall
07/01 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
07/02 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
07/03 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
07/05 La Crosse, WI – Warehouse Rocks
07/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Garage
07/07 Barrington, IL – Penny Road
07/08 Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel

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Wilderness Dream Premieres New Song “The Observer” From Upcoming New EP “Paralysis Rise”

California’s blackened thrash outfit Wilderness Dream premieres a new song entitled “The Observer”, taken from the forthcoming sophomore EP “Paralysis Rise”, which will be out in stores June 23 on Creator-Destructor Records.

Check out now “The Observer” below.

Says Wilderness Dream about the track:

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you the first single from our upcoming second EP! After some deliberation, we came to the consensus that ‘The Observer’ was the most violent, crushing preview of the tone of this record, and we hope that you all enjoy it! ‘The Observer’ is the closing track on Paralysis Rise, and definitely reveals the shift in our sound towards a darker, less melodic realm of the blackened thrash metal universe…Turn the lights down and turn that shit up!”

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Deicide Drummer On Jack Owen’s Departure: “He Was Never Nailing It & Kind Of Left One Day And Just Never Came Back”

Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani recently conducted an interview with Deicide’s drummer Steve Asheim . Explains Asheim Jack Owen’s departure from Deicide:

“We were just kind of writing the record, and we were going over the songs. Me and Glen, we were, like, ‘We wanna redo the songs.’ It’s like we had completed them – about 9 or 12, whatever how many songs. They were all right, but we weren’t really psyched about them. So we decided to rewrite them. And Jack didn’t really like it. And he kind of left one day and just never came back. So that was that. He’s not on the new album. I haven’t talked to the guy in almost a year.”

You can now watch the entire chat below.

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Apothesary Announces New Album “Accept Loss Forever”

Fresh from a successful tour of the western U.S., the Northern California-based death metal/core quartet Apothesary has finished recording a sophomore full-length album. Titled “Accept Loss Forever,” the album has been described by the band as an “ode to suffering” and will be issued by M-Theory Audio on July 7th, 2017.

Taking advantage of a break in the busy touring schedule of his other band Hatchet, guitarist Clayton Cagle and his Apothesary band mates – guitarist/vocalist Jared Eandi, drummer Greg O’Neill and bassist Brittany Shankle – spent much of April on the road in support of 2016 EP “Sensory Overload.”

That was all just a precursor for “Accept Loss Forever,” which Cagle describes as an emotional and cathartic album that painstakingly captures the group’s evolution, musically and personally.

“’Accept Loss Forever’ is the true definition of ‘coming of age,’ as some of its material dates back to 2012 – when our average age was just 17 – and spans over half the life of the band,” he explains. “That makes these songs special, because they’re the most accurate representation of our growth both as a band and as human beings. Every significant moment of our transition from adolescence to adulthood has a place on this record, and I don’t know where I would be right now if I didn’t have this outlet to help put life in perspective. It is my hope that the music on this record helps someone else in the same way it helped me, and the rest of Apothesary, to write. We can’t thank the M-Theory team more for believing in us enough to make this release a reality.”

Apothesary will next perform live on May 27th, headlining the seventh annual Metalfest of Middletown in Northern California. Later this summer, the group will share the stage with M-Theory label mates Helsott and Sicocis at Hollywood’s legendary Viper Room. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.

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Chaos Debuts New Song “Indoctrination” From Upcoming New Album “All Against All”

Indian thrash band Chaos debuts a new song entitled “Indoctrination”, taken from the upcoming new album “All Against All”, which will be released by Transcending Obscurity India on June 15th – in a digipak format, in a limited-edition gold-embossed box set, and digitally. The cover art was created by Reuben Bhattacharya (Visual Amnesia), and the record was produced by Keshav Dhar of Skyharbor.

Check out now “Indoctrination” below.

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Miss May I Releases “Shadows Inside” Music Video

With the release of sixth full-length studio album, “Shadows Inside,” less than a month away, metalcore group Miss May I now unleashes a music video for the record’s title track.

Slated for a June 2nd release on the band’s new label, Sharptone Records, “Shadows Inside” is the follow-up to Miss May I’s “Deathless” and “Rise of the Lion,” which debuted at #5 & #6 on the Billboard Rock Charts, respectively.

Speaking about the title track, Miss May I lead vocalist Levi Benton states, “Not only does this song open up our new record, it also sets the tone for the record. This album is all about changes throughout life, good and bad. It’s about the past that lives within everyone; their ‘Shadows Inside’. The lyrics talk about how great new things can give light to your past and put you in a better place.”

Sharing some details about the creation of the music video, Levi adds: “We have quite a few videos and we’re always trying to change things up. With this video for ‘Shadows Inside’ we not only wanted to recreate the cover of the record in real life, but we also wanted the performance to be abstract. We had black lights and used old lens effects from the 90’s to achieve a very classic look and something totally different for us.”

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Igorrr Releases “Opus Brain” New Video

On June 16th, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release new album, “Savage Sinusoid,” via Metal Blade Records.

On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers.

For a preview of “Savage Sinusoid,” a new video for the track “Opus Brain” (directed by Garrick J. Lauterbach) has come online and can be seen below.

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