THE OBSESSED: Metal Injection Shares “On So Long” Acoustic Performance; US Headlining Dates Confirmed

View / Share THE OBSESSED’s “On So Long” HERE. Doom rock legends THE OBSESSED have shared an acoustic performance of “On So Long” recorded live at the Gibson Guitar Recording Studio in New York City. The song is a bonus track off the band’s recently-issued Sacred full-length album. Watch the full performance now via Metal […]

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THE OBSESSED: Metal Injection Shares “On So Long” Acoustic Performance; US Headlining Dates Confirmed

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Akurion Recording Debut Album

Montreal-based Akurion has begun recording a long-awaited debut album. Vocalist Mike DiSalvo (ex-Cryptopsy) had this to say about the recording process:

“All the base tracks from the four of us are gonna be recorded live with only some overdubs added after the fact. We wanted a real earthy and deep sound from the inception of this project and we feel that jamming the tunes live in our room together, we will be able to capture the best feel and performance of these songs.”

The band entered the studio on April 14th with Alex Hebert (Ages, Empire De Mu). The album will be mixed by John Strieder of Magma Studios and will feature the great metal voices of Lord Worm (ex-Cryptopsy), Luc Lemay (Gorguts), and Jean-Marie Leblanc (Vengeful) as guest appearances.

Look for the upcoming new album to be released by the end of the year. Akurion’s base lineup consists of:

Mike DiSalvo – Vocals (Coma Cluster Void/Fireside Sessions/ex-Cryptopsy/ex-Infestation)
Rob Milley – Guitars (Neuraxis/Phobocosm(live)/Fireside Sessions/Torn Within)
Oli Pinard – Bass (Cryptopsy/Neuraxis/Vengeful)
Tommy McKinnon – Drums (Conflux/Ages/Empire De Mu/ex-Neuraxis/ex-Augury)

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Comity Releasing New Album “A Long, Eternal Fall”

“A Long, Eternal Fall,” the fourth full-length album from France’s experimental extreme metal band Comity, will proudly be released on May 26th in partnership with Translation Loss Records (US) and Throatruiner Records (Europe).

Delivering eight new songs packed with hypnotizing and meticulously dissonant compositions, Comity pushed boundaries with fierce dedication to create the group’s most exquisite and focused release to date.

The album was recorded live by Frederic Rochette at P.N.F. Studios and then mixed & mastered by both Frederic and Comity. Check out the cover artwork below.

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Need Posts “Tilikum” Live Rehearsal Video

Greek prog metal/rock band Need released a live rehearsal video video for “Tilikum,” taken from forthcoming album “Hegaiamas: A Song For Freedom,” due out on January 17th, 2017. The video was shot and recorded live at Studio ?. by John Kaimakamis. The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Rememory (6.59) [watch the video here]
2. Alltribe (7.34)
3. Therianthrope (6.29)
4. Riverthane (7.24)
5. Tilikum (7.48)
6. I.O.T.A. (5.05)
7. Hegaiamas (21.52)

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High Fighter Announces “Scars & Crosses” Album

Hamburg-based sludgy / power doom band High Fighter released “The Goat Ritual” demo EP back in late 2014 and now reveals details on an upcoming full-length effort.

“Scars & Crosses” is set to be released June 10th, 2016 via Svart Records. The album was recorded live at RAMA Studio in Mannheim, Germany (Ahab, The Hirsch Effekt, Fjørt & many more) by Jens Siefert, and is mixed & mastered by none other than Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business) in Los Angeles.

Again the band worked with artist Dominic Sohor from the UK, who was already responsible for the stunning artwork of “The Goat Ritual.” The track listing for “Scars & Crosses” will be as follows:

1) A Silver Heart
2) Darkest Days
3) The Gatekeeper
4) Blinders
5) Portrait Mind
6) Gods
7) Down To The Sky
8) Scars & Crosses

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Epica Posts “Unchain Utopia” Live Music Video

Epica just launched an official live video for “Unchain Utopia,” which was recorded live earlier this year during a sold-out show at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium.

The video was shot and edited by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The show was recorded by Ace Zec and mixed by Epica producer Joost Van Der Broek.

Epica is currently on tour in Europe with Eluveitie and Scar Symmetry, and will also be headed to North America with Moonspell in January and February.

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Belphegor Posts Rehearsal Footage For New Song “Totenkult – Exegesis Of Deterioration”

Europe’s diabolical death metal force Belphegor is working on new material: check out a clip below of the band playing “Totenkult – Exegesis Of Deterioration,” recorded live right in Belphegor’s rehearsal bunker.”

“Totenkult – Exegesis Of Deterioration” will be included on the band’s upcoming album, scheduled for a late 2016 release date via Nuclear Blast. The impending album follows 2014’s “Conjuring The Dead” (reviewed here).

This track will also be performed live for the first time during an upcoming North American tour. The raid kicks off at Knotfest Open Air in San Bernardino, California on Saturday, October 24 with an early play time at 4:05 – 4:50pm, Extreme Stage 004.

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Abbath Posts “Nebular Ravens Winter” Video Clip

Abbath just released footage of another track recorded live earlier this month, this time for Immortal cover “Nebular Ravens Winter.” Check it out below. If you missed it, the previous video in the series for “Warrior” is still online right here.

A new 7″ single is also coming from Abbath via Season of Mist this December 11, 2015. The 7″ features a new track, titled “Count the Dead,” as well as a cover of the Judas Priest track “Riding on the Wind.”

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Beaten To Death Streaming Full New “Unplugged” Album

There’s just a little less than two weeks before sarcastic grindcore outfit Beaten To Death releases crushing new album “Unplugged” – but today the full release is available for streaming.

Set for release on October 9 via Mas-Kina Recordings, “Unplugged” is B2D’s follow-up to second full-length album “Dødsfest!” released in 2013, and just like previous efforts it was 100% recorded live with no overdubs or any other studio trickery. The full track listing is:

1. Papyrus Containing The Spell To Summon The Breath Of Life Enshrined In The Collected Scrolls Of Sheryl Crow
2. I Keep Stalling
3. Home Of Phobia
4. Til Himmels (For a° Gjete Gud)
5. Menstrubation
6. Don’t You Dare To Call Us Heavy Metal
7. Promise Catharsis
8. Greenway Harris
9. End Of An Error
10. Death To False Grindcore
11. Robert Sylvester Kelly
12. Knulleviser for Barn
13. Trol

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Beaten To Death Posts New Song “Knulleviser for Barn”

Norwegian grindcore innovators Beaten To Death will release their third full-length “Unplugged” on October 9 via Mas-Kina Recordings and today, less than three weeks away, the Oslo-based quintet drops a new track off the LP titled “Knulleviser for Barn.”

“Unplugged” will be the band’s follow-up to second full-length album “Dødsfest!” released in 2013 and just like previous efforts it was 100% recorded live with no overdubs or any other studio trickery. The absurd track listing is as follows:

1. Papyrus Containing The Spell To Summon The Breath Of Life Enshrined In The Collected Scrolls Of Sheryl Crow
2. I Keep Stalling
3. Home Of Phobia
4. Til Himmels (For a° Gjete Gud)
5. Menstrubation
6. Don’t You Dare To Call Us Heavy Metal [streaming here]
7. Promise Catharsis
8. Greenway Harris
9. End Of An Error
10. Death To False Grindcore
11. Robert Sylvester Kelly
12. Knulleviser for Barn
13. Troll

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