Cattle Decapitation Announce Mini-Tour – Back In The Studio This May

The studio sessions for Cattle Decapitation‘s eighth studio full-length will start in the first week of May at Flatline Audio in Westminster, CO with producer Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Allegaeon) once again behind the board. The group have booked a brief run with Unidad Trauma on their way out to the studio, and plan to play a new track from the effort live during these shows. Below’s where they play:

04/30 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/01 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/02 Las Vegas, NV – TheDive Bar
05/03 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/05 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep

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Cirith Gorgor Premiere New Song “Hellbound” From Upcoming New Album “Sovereign”

Dutch black metal band Cirith Gorgor premiere a new song entitled “Hellbound”, taken from their upcoming new album “Sovereign”, which will be released on April 5th (CD/LP/MC) by Hammerheart Records. It was recorded at Toneshed Recording Studio and Hongerwinter Studio, mixed by Erwin Hermsen at Toneshed, and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio.

Check out now “Hellbound” below.

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Rotting Christ Posts New Album “The Heretics” Trailer Online

Greek extreme metal veterans Rotting Christ has posted a new trailer online for their forthcoming new studio album, “The Heretics.” You can check it out below, as well as a previous trailer. The album will be released through Season Of Mist on February 15th and was recorded by Rotting Christ guitarist George Emmanuel at his studio Pentagram and mixed by Jens Borgen (Amon Amarth, At The Gates, Arch Enemy.)

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Martyrdöd Begins Recording New Album; May Release Expected

Swedish metal crust punks, Martyrdöd, are currently in the studio to record their upcoming, seventh studio album, Hexhammaren.

The recording is again done by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (Wolfpack, At The Gates, In Flames) in Gothenburg, Sweden. This album marks the band’s first release on Century Media Records and is planned for May, 2019.

Martyrdöd comments: “We’re very excited to be back in Studio Fredman and feel that the material for the new album Hexhammaren might be the strongest stuff we’ve ever made.”

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Kaleikr Premiere New Song “Neurodelirium” From Upcoming New Album “Heart of Lead”

Kaleikr premiere a new song entitled “Neurodelirium”, taken from their upcoming new album “Heart of Lead”, which will be released on February 15th by Debemur Morti Productions. The effort was mixed and mastered by Stephen Lockhart at Studio Emissary. The cover art was created by Metastazis.

Check out now “Neurodelirium” below.

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Ignite Premiere Music Video For “Nothing Can Stop Me”

Ignite premiere a new music video for their track “Nothing Can Stop Me“. While the song appears on the group’s 2016 release, “A War Against You“, work is currently underway on Ignite’s upcoming album.

Comments bassist Brett Rasmussen:

“We are currently writing new music and we hope to be in the studio early next year and have the songs out in 2019. We have tour dates planned throughout 2019 and are working on adding a lot more. We are looking forward to a very busy 2019-20.”


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Borknagar Reveals New Drummer; Posts Album Update

Norway’s avant-garde metallers, Borknagar, are finally back in the studio in order to record their 11th album, following up 2016’s Winter Thrice release. The new album will be once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio (Opeth, Kreator, Amon Amarth) in March 2019 and is expected for a worldwide release via Century Media Records in fall of 2019.

The upcoming album will also be the first to feature new drummer Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow, replacing Baard Kolstad, who has parted ways with the band on good terms, due to busy schedules, heavy touring and various other musical commitments. Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow has already recorded drums for the upcoming Borknagar album at Strand Studio in Oslo and can be seen pictured above together with Borknagar mainman Oystein G. Brun.

Øystein G. Brun comments: “So, again, we are about to set sail for new musical adventures. The horizon certainly looks broader, higher and shimmers even deeper than before. We are all extremely excited about this new album and the material therein. The album derives as a natural continuation from Winter Thrice, but we’ll take a huge leap forward as well. In all facets, that is. Baard leaving the band has been known to the band for quite some while, so absolutely no drama in regards to his departure. I am truly happy for the time we shared on and off stage over the past years and wish him nothing but the best for future to come. His future is indeed bright, the young man is already a legend!

“Who is the new drummer? His name is Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow and has proven to be a stunning drummer. No wonder Baard hooked us up. A few months ago, we had our first rehearsal and during the past week, we recorded the drums for the new album at Strand studio in Oslo together with engineer Marius Strand. The recording session turned out stellar. I am deeply impressed by the level of professionalism, dedication and sweaty efforts Bjørn put into this album. A drummer of world class. Mark my words.

“Last but not least we are stoked to once again be able to work with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio. We will spend the next months doing the remaining recordings in various studios and eventually do the mix/master of the album at Fascination Street Studio in March 2019.

“This will be grandiose, in so many ways! More information will follow shortly.”

Baard Kolstad comments: “With lots of different ambitious musical projects and bands at the same time, I kind of always knew that it would come a time where I had to set some priorities. There’s nothing but good memories and great experiences and valuable moments from the time I had with Borknagar. My first step into the professional rock and metal world! I already look forward to follow Borknagar closely in the time to come, something I know I will, as I’m good friends with all members, last but not least the new drummer and roomie Bjørn Dugstad! He was strongly recommended by myself to be the new Borknagar drummer, and I’m so happy on behalf of both him and Borknagar that they ended up choosing him!

“Because we only made one record in the time I was a member of BORK, it was not an easy decision to choose to not join this one as the last chapter of this journey, but again, priorities for my own bands had to lead my decision and I know it would be a perfect kick start for a new drummer to feel connected with the material in the tours to come etc. I wish them all good times to come and can’t wait to follow them further from the side!“

Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow comments: “I’m honoured to take over the torch after my good friend Baard in this legendary band. It’s already been an absolute pleasure working on and recording the upcoming album and I’m sure we’ll have a blast out on the road in 2019. I can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys!”

Borknagar live shows announced so far for 2019 are as follows:

April 26-27 – Lichtenfels, Germany – Ragnarök Festival
May 25 – Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
June 21-23 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
August 14-17 – Falun, Sweden – Sabaton Open Air

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Kaleikr Premiere New Song “The Descent” From Upcoming New Album “Heart of Lead”

Kaleikr premiere a new song entitled “The Descent”, taken from their upcoming new album “Heart of Lead”, which will be released on February 15th by Debemur Morti Productions. The effort was mixed and mastered by Stephen Lockhart at Studio Emissary. The cover art was created by Metastazis.

Check out now “The Descent” below.


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Sonata Arctica Begins Recording New Album, Announces Acoustic Tour

It’s been very silent in the camp of Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica recently. But this break hasn’t been wasted – the band have entered the studio to kick off the recording process for their tenth studio album, due in 2019 through Nuclear Blast. But before their new record will see the light of day, Sonata Arctica are pleased to announce that they will embark on a special journey; their very first acoustic tour outside of Finland! The run will take them to London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 19th March 2019, as part of a larger European run. Support will be provided by special guests, Los Angeles CA based metallers Witherfall. Further details can be found below.

Keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg comments, “We’ve been locked up in the studio since the end of the summer working on our next studio album and decided we needed to take a break and go out and play some shows. In the summer of 2016 we did an acoustic summer tour in Finland which was a lot of fun for both us and our fans; in fact it was so great that we wanted to do it again and this time we’re not settling for just Finland – but taking this show all around Europe for the first time ever. Now is a unique chance to hear our music in a completely different setting and we’re sure these evenings will be something really special. Our set will also include some stuff we’ve never played live before, and who knows maybe even a new song from the upcoming album. See you at the shows!”

Acoustic Adventures
w/ Witherfall
March 13 Oslo – Parkteatret
March 14 Stockholm – Södra Teatern
March 15 Gothenburg – Storan Teatern
March 16 Hamburg – Fabrik
March 17 Eindhoven – Effenaar
March 19 UK London – Islington Assembly Hall
March 20 Haarlem – Patronaat
March 21 DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
March 22 Paris – Le Trabendo
March 23 Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
March 24 Milan – Teatro Dal Verme
March 26 Pratteln – Z7
March 27 Nuremberg – Hirsch
March 28 Prague – Roxy
March 29 Stuttgart – Im Wizemann (Club)
March 30 Bochum – Christuskirche

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Repentance (Stuck Mojo, Ex-Broken Hope, Etc.) Premiere “Enter The Gallows”

Repentance (Stuck Mojo, ex-Broken Hope, etc.) debut another new track, with their song “Enter The Gallows” now streaming online below. The group will next hit the stage on November 12th at Route 20th in Sturtevant, WI, as opening act for for DevilDriver and Jinjer.

States the band:

“Since the release of ‘Collide‘ and ‘Born To Choose‘ this past spring, we have spent much of the year writing mode. We recently jumped into the studio and finished recording some of the new material, emerging excited and proud of the growth in our sound. We’re happy to share some fresh new metal for all to hear what we’ve been working on! Enjoy ENTER THE GALLOWS!”

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