Outer Heaven Inks Deal With Relapse Records

Outer Heaven have signed with Relapse Records and will soon enter the studio to begin recording their new album. The tracking sessions will take place at Developing Nations Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD with Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Integrity) behind the boards with a late 2018 release scheduled.

Says the band of their new label home:

“We could not be more excited about becoming part of the beast that is Relapse Records. To be amongst so many bands that inspired us, as well as so many friends, is something truly killer. Our forthcoming LP promises to be the most devastating material we have conjured to date. We have sunken days, months, years, and LAVA into these songs and we think it will undoubtedly show.”

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Vex Release Official Music Video for “Nowhere Near”

Texas progressive metallers VEX have released the official video for “Nowhere Near,” a track from The Machine Shop Sessions, the band’s new live-in-studio EP. Check out the video streaming below.

VEX guitarist Ciaran McCloskey had this to say about The Machine Shop Sessions:

“This recording acts as a sort of career retrospective, in which we chose one song from every album that we’ve historically had trouble pulling off live. We thought the availability of such a glorious studio would be a great opportunity to grind each song out until we had versions that we could live with. Each track was performed live in the studio with no editing or additional tracking, and plenty of warts to be found. The overall experience was excruciating but ultimately very encouraging.”

Track List:

1. Erosion
2. The Circular Ruins
3. No Such Thing
4. Nowhere Near

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Deicide Finishing Up 12th Full-Length Album

Deicide are once again in the studio, this finishing up the recording sessions for their twelfth full-length release. The group commented of that via Facebook this weekend:

“back In the studio, wrapping up the new album, stay tuned for further updates…”

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Amorphis Working On New Album

2015 saw melancholic progressive metallers Amorphis release their 2015 studio album, “Under The Red Cloud” – an album which would soon top countless critics’ lists and reach great chart results all around the world (including a first ever entry in United Kingdom and Australia, as well as the band’s highest ever entries in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and France). Following this success, the Finnish six-piece released their “Under The Red Cloud Tour Edition” in February 2017. The album included two bonus songs as well as live renditions of tracks performed during their “An Evening With Friends” shows at Juhlaviikot – Huvila.

Today is a day for good news for all Amorphis fans as the band announce that they are officially working on a new record! In fact, the pre-production process is already over and the majority of the recording has been done. The band commented that they have really taken their time on this record so that they could focus on adding in lots of little extras such as strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this is the first time that listeners will be able to hear lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish!

The band have confirmed that Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Katatonia, and many others) is once again in the producer’s seat for the upcoming record. More details to be announced soon, so stay tuned!

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Amorphis Working On New Album

2015 saw melancholic progressive metallers Amorphis release their 2015 studio album, “Under The Red Cloud” – an album which would soon top countless critics’ lists and reach great chart results all around the world (including a first ever entry in United Kingdom and Australia, as well as the band’s highest ever entries in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and France). Following this success, the Finnish six-piece released their “Under The Red Cloud Tour Edition” in February 2017. The album included two bonus songs as well as live renditions of tracks performed during their “An Evening With Friends” shows at Juhlaviikot – Huvila.

Today is a day for good news for all Amorphis fans as the band announce that they are officially working on a new record! In fact, the pre-production process is already over and the majority of the recording has been done. The band commented that they have really taken their time on this record so that they could focus on adding in lots of little extras such as strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this is the first time that listeners will be able to hear lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish!

The band have confirmed that Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Katatonia, and many others) is once again in the producer’s seat for the upcoming record. More details to be announced soon, so stay tuned!

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Soldiers Of Solace Reveal ‘We Are Immortal’ Album Details & Posts Video Teaser

US heavy rockers Soldiers Of Solace, will release their debut album ‘We Are Immortal’ on January 26, 2018 via German based label Rock’N’Growl Records. The album includes 10 tracks and was produced by the band itself and recorded at Dexters Lab Recording LLC by Nick Bellmore and Zeuss. All tracks were mixed and mastered by Zeuss.

The official ‘We Are Immortal’ album video teaser can be viewed below.

The cover artwork was made by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (Soil, Flotsam & Jetsam, Fury, Kissin’ Dynamite, Bloodstock Festival).

Tracklist:

1. Rude Awakening
2. We Are Immortal
3. Cold As A Stone
4. Naked Truth
5. Walk Tall
6. Circus Clown
7. Washed In Flames
8. Dear John,
9. Freedom’s Children
10. Hannah

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Sanctuary And Former Nevermore Vocalist Warrel Dane Dead At 48

Warrel Dane, the lead singer of Sanctuary and Nevermore, has passed away at the age of only 48 after suffering a heart attack during the night. He was on tour in Brazil, where guitarist told UOL;

“He died in the night. He had a heart attack. He was in the apartment where he stayed during the recording of the album when it happened. I gave him cardiac massage and we called the Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU), who came very fast, but when they arrived, he was already dead.”

The singer first came to prominence with Sanctuary, with whom he released two studio albums, before forming Nevermore, which achieved considerable commercial success. After Nevermore folded, he revived Sanctuary and the band released a third album, “The Year The Sun Died” in 2014, with a fourth record, “Inception” following only this year. He will be greatly missed.

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Fistula Announce Split Releases With Come To Grief And -(16)- As Part Of Ongoing Seven-Inch Series

In celebration of their impending twentieth anniversary, Ohio sludgecore veterans Fistula will release the first wave of an ongoing split seven-inch series. Slated to drop on December 15th via Patac Records, the first splits find Fistula sharing wax space with sludge stalwarts Come To Grief and -(16)-.

The band’s split with Come To Grief features two original unreleased tracks and will be available in three colors of vinyl as well as an extremely limited “cassingle.” On the second split, -(16)- covers “Complications” by Killing Joke while Fistula covers “Mongoloid” by Devo. This release will also be available in three color variants. Fistula will unleash four more splits with Hemdale, Bloodsick, Fister, and one final band to be announced at a later date. Additionally, the bandwill issue a vinyl version of 2016’s Longing For Infection with a bonus etched seven-inch from the recording session. Details to be announced in the coming weeks.

1. Fistula/Come To Grief Track Listing:

A1 Come To Grief – Take Me In My Sleep
B1 Fistula – Contusion

2. Fistula/-(16)- Track Listing:
A1 -(16)- – Complications (Killing Joke cover)
B1 Fistula – Mongoloid (Devo cover)

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Blitzkrieg Debut New Music Video For “Reign Of Fire”

NWOBHM veterans Blitzkrieg debut the official music video for their new track “Reign Of Fire” streaming below. The song is the title cut of the band’s new single, which was released as a 7” vinyl EP on December 8 in a limited edition of five hundred copies embraced by amazing handdrawn old-school metal artwork by Lee Murphy.

“Reign Of Fire” was recorded by Phil Davies at Downcast Base HQ Recording Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne, England and mixed by Johan Haagesen at Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark.

States guitarist Ken Johnson:

“We are very excited about the ‘Reign Of Fire’ EP coming out on our new label/home, Mighty Music, prior to the new album release in 2018. Let’s re-ignite the fire… flame on.”

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Blitzkrieg Debut New Music Video For “Reign Of Fire”

NWOBHM veterans Blitzkrieg debut the official music video for their new track “Reign Of Fire” streaming below. The song is the title cut of the band’s new single, which was released as a 7” vinyl EP on December 8 in a limited edition of five hundred copies embraced by amazing handdrawn old-school metal artwork by Lee Murphy.

“Reign Of Fire” was recorded by Phil Davies at Downcast Base HQ Recording Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne, England and mixed by Johan Haagesen at Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark.

States guitarist Ken Johnson:

“We are very excited about the ‘Reign Of Fire’ EP coming out on our new label/home, Mighty Music, prior to the new album release in 2018. Let’s re-ignite the fire… flame on.”

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