Metal Church Posts New Video, “Damned If You Do” Online

West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release their 12th full length studio album “Damned If You Do” via Nuclear Blast Records on December 7th 2018 (Rat Pak Records/America & King Records/Japan). The latest release is the follow-up to their highly successful 2016 album XI, which saw the return of legendary front man Mike Howe. “Damned If You Do” is a cross between the band’s iconic “Blessing In Disguise” and “The Human Factor.” This new offering features ten fully-charged, classic-metal influenced songs showcasing the sound that has garnered the band a solid fan base for over 3 decades.

Hot on the heels of the aforementioned announcement, Metal Church have released the first music video for the title track “Damned If You Do.” The song is quintessential Metal Church and showcases the sound that has garnered the band fans all around the globe, with its driving guitar riffs, punishing drum beat and instantly recognizable vocals. The live performance video can be seen below.

Mike Howe comments: “I hope the fans enjoy this first video, it really sets the tone for the entire album. We are doing our best to keep metal alive Metal Church style. Damned if we didn’t!”

Stet Howland adds, “From my first listen of the ‘Damned If You Do’ demo I was blown away. From Mike’s ‘hummm’ intro to Kurdt’s bad ass guitar riff to the infectious chorus, I was hooked! If I was any more excited people would have to call me ‘shit legs’. Hahaha.”

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Gruesome Premiere New NSFW Music Video For “Inhumane”

Death (the band) worshipping death metal outfit Gruesome (Exhumed, etc.) premiere their new music video for “Inhumane“, taken from their upcoming album “Twisted Prayers“, which will receive a June 01st release date through Relapse. Jeffrey Sisson (Exhumed, Origin) directed the clip.

Comments frontman Matt Harvey:

“We’re very stoked about how this video turned out. Jeff Sisson really took the concept and ran with it, creating something new and unique, while still in the spirit of homage that Gruesome is all about. This is the lead-off track for the record, and we feel like it really sets the tone for Twisted Prayers – a blend of OSDM savagery and a bit of melody and flash to mix things up a bit.

Play this at work to creep out your co-workers or on the bus home to get the person sitting next to you to fuck off! Thanks for checking it out, thanks to Jeff for putting this together, and as always thanks to Chuck and the boys for their legacy, which we continue to have a blast celebrating!”

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Couch Slut Streams New Track “Funeral Dyke”

Gilead Media just announced the July 28th release of “Contempt,” the second album by Couch Slut. Pre-orders are online here and the first track can be heard below.

From Brooklyn, New York, Couch Slut shook the underground in 2014 with the release of debut, “My Life as a Woman.” New album “Contempt” carries on with Couch Slut’s savagery and intelligence both in full effect.

Opening track “Funeral Dyke” sets the tone, with a skronking saxophone buried under a grimy, blackened, noise-rock blitz. Later in the song, a tambourine rattles along happily with the beat as vocalist Megan Osztrosits screams, “I will fuck you, now you’re dirt!”

1. Funeral Dyke
2. Company Picnic with Dust Off
3. Penalty Scar
4. Snake in the Grass
5. Summer Smiles
6. Folk Song
7. Won’t Come

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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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Details Of New Album “Condolences” Available From Wednesday 13; Single, Music Video Issued

Wednesday 13 has revealed the video for “What the Night Brings,” the first track taken from the forthcoming album, “Condolences.” The album is the first release for the new record label home — Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Check out “What the Night Brings” down below. “Condolences” will be released June 2, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The track is now available at iTunes, Amazon, and all good DSPs. Fans can pre-order the Condolences album in an array of different digital and physical formats, including a few limited-run, colored vinyl versions.

“I’m really excited to unveil the new video for ‘What the Night Brings,’ the first track from our upcoming album, Condolences,” Wednesday 13 said.”It kicks off our new album and really sets the tone for the rest of it. We worked on the video with director Matt Zane (Society One) and he really helped bring a spooky vibe. The song reminds me of a heavy metal version of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ theme!”

He continued, “It was also a lot of fun filming the extra scenes, too, where I get to dress up like a demon at a ritual! I never knew that singing with fangs would be so difficult, but I made it work!”

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie). Artwork was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, Nevermore).

The track listing is as follows:

1. Last Rites
2. What the Night Brings
3. Cadaverous
4. Blood Sick
5. Good Riddance
6. You Breathe, I Kill
7. Omen Amen
8. Cruel to You
9. Eulogy XIII
10. Prey for Me
11. Lonesome Road to Hell
12. Condolences
13. Death Infinity

Check out “What the Night Brings” now:

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The Stranger Streams New Song “Divine Intervention”

Brisbane prog-metal band The Stranger is today carving a mark in the Australian heavy music landscape with the release of new single “Divine Intervention.” This is the first salvo of an assault-via-album due early 2017 and sets the tone sonically and thematically for the release.

The Stranger formed in 2013 as the brain child of Kalen Austin and Daniel O’Brien, with the goal of exploring expression by leaving no musical stone unturned. The Stranger has since made a presence in the Brisbane music scene by developing an eclectic mix of progressive metal, djent, folk, and acoustic.

Adam Merker (Aversions Crown, Lagerstein, Disentomb) from Anderz Debeerz Studio recorded the single and album with David Castillo (Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth) from Ghost Ward Studios on mixing duties and Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Caligula’s Horse) from Fascination Street Studios doing final mastering.

Drummer Daniel O’Brien said of the new track: “‘Divine Intervention’ is the story of an aggrieved deity whose apathetic pantheon’s tenacious destruction of evil drives him to question his own morality and the very nature of good and evil itself.”

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The Stranger Streams New Song “Divine Intervention”

Brisbane prog-metal band The Stranger is today carving a mark in the Australian heavy music landscape with the release of new single “Divine Intervention.” This is the first salvo of an assault-via-album due early 2017 and sets the tone sonically and thematically for the release.

The Stranger formed in 2013 as the brain child of Kalen Austin and Daniel O’Brien, with the goal of exploring expression by leaving no musical stone unturned. The Stranger has since made a presence in the Brisbane music scene by developing an eclectic mix of progressive metal, djent, folk, and acoustic.

Adam Merker (Aversions Crown, Lagerstein, Disentomb) from Anderz Debeerz Studio recorded the single and album with David Castillo (Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth) from Ghost Ward Studios on mixing duties and Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Caligula’s Horse) from Fascination Street Studios doing final mastering.

Drummer Daniel O’Brien said of the new track: “‘Divine Intervention’ is the story of an aggrieved deity whose apathetic pantheon’s tenacious destruction of evil drives him to question his own morality and the very nature of good and evil itself.”

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