Imperialist Premiere New Song “The Singularity” From Upcoming New Album “Cipher”

US black metal band Imperialist are all set to release their debut full length album on Transcending Obscurity Records. Their brand of black metal is inspired by the Swedish black metal scene and is furthermore worked upon to exude a thrash vibe. You can listen to the first song The Singularity which is streaming below:

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Suffocation Announces Last Tour With Vocalist Frank Mullen

New York death metal pioneers Suffocation have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October / November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders Cattle Decapitation, Brazilian death metal legends Krisiun, and Swedish tech-death sensations Soreption.

Mullen went on to issue the following statement:
“Hello my friends – so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time – I bid you a farewell.

“I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in Suffocation who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank ALL OUR FANS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.

“But before I take my final step off the stage, to give back to all of you who have supported, me and the boys are going to head out on the DEATH CHOPPING NORTH AMERICA tour. Along with some insane support acts including Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun, and Soreption! I hope to see you all for one last ride across North America. Stay brutal.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10th at

Confirmed dates are as follows:

10.21: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
10.22: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Down
10.23: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10.24: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
10.25: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10.26: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
10.27: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill
10.29: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10.30: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.31: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
11.01: Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
11.02: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
11.03: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
11.04: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
11.05: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go **
11.06: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick **
11.07: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
11.09: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11.10: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
11.11: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11.13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11.14: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
11.15: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11.16: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11.17: Reading, PA @ Reverb
** – No Cattle Decapitation

Suffocation’s latest album, …Of The Dark Light, was released in 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Axis Of Despair Premiere Two New Songs From Upcoming Debut Full-Length “Contempt for Man”

As Swedish grindcore outfit AXIS OF DESPAIR – formed by current and former members of Nasum, Coldworker, Infanticide, Volturyon, etc. – prepares their Contempt For Man debut full-length for July release through Southern Lord, two new tracks, “The Wolven Law” and “Crush The Empire”, are now streaming below alongside the previously-released “A Life of Ceaseless Grind”.

Contempt for Man by Axis of Despair

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So This Is Suffering Announce Tour w/ God Of Nothing, Lack of Remorse, & Reign

Los Angeles, CA base deathcore act SO THIS IS SUFFERING have released dates for “The Street Fightour III: A New Generation” featuring support from God of Nothing (6/21-7/4), Lack of Remorse (6/5-6/18), and Reign (6/5-7/1). The tour will cover much of midwest and East Coast of the US and sees the band continuing to support their crushing 2017 full length Palace of The Pessimist.

Dates below:

6/5//18 Houston, Tx @ Satellite Bar
6/6/18 Oklahoma City, Ok @ 89th St
6/7/18 Springfield, Mo @ Outland Ballroom
6/8/20 St. Louis, Mo @ Fubar
6/9/18 Bloomington, Il @ Meltdown creative
6/10/18 Detroit, Mi @ The Ritz
6/12/18 Youngstown, Oh @ Westside Bowl
6/13/18 Cleveland, Oh @ The Foundry
6/14/18 Buffalo, Ny @ Stamps The Bar
6/15/18 Poughkeepsie, Ny @ My Place Pizza
6/16/2018 Manchester, Nh @ Bungalow Bar
6/17/18 Revere, Ma @ Sammys Patio
6/18/18 Brookyn, Ny @ Swedish Football Club
6/20/18 Trenton, Nj @ Championship Bar
6/21/18 Gainesville, Va @ Vapez
6/22/18 Norfolk, Va @ 37th and Zen
6/23/18 Goose Creek, Sc @ Creek City Vapors
6/24/18 Orlando, Fl @ Uncle Lou’s
6/25/18 Fort Myers, Fl @ Howl Gallery
6/26/18 Tampa, Fl @ Transitions Art Gallery
6/27/18 Marietta, Ga @ Swayzes
6/28/18 Columbus, Ga @ The Estate
6/29/18 Hattiesburg, Ms @ The Tavern
6/30/18 Corpus Christi, Tx @ Boozers Rock Bar
7/1/18 Austin, Tx @ Come and Take It Live
7/2/18 San Antonio, Tx @ The Guillotine
7/4/18 Phoenix, Az @ 51 West

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Candlemass Posts New Lyric Video, “House Of Doom” Online

The Swedish pioneers of timeless slowness, Candlemass, are back in top form, distilling the essence of epic doom metal!

It only takes a few short bars of the title track “House Of Doom” to feel that familiar sensation again: yes, Leif Edling aka the undisputed king of minor key songwriting has returned. With him, he brings frenzied riffing, melancholy made sound and warm Hammond organ tapestries that form the pillars of every Candlemass classic! You can check out the video for the title track below.

Mats Levén on the EP:

“We in Candlemass are proud to present 4 new songs to the world on thenew EP ’House of Doom’! The title track is inspired by the House of Doom game from Hyperfrost. We’re also very happy that our label Napalm Records are with us all the way – 2018 will be a big year for Candlemass!”

The Swedish pioneers of doom managed once again to distill the essence of epic doom metal – and at the same time they make waiting for the next long player (to be released in fall 2018) even harder…

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Grimner Posts New Video, “Dödens Dans” Online

Following their recent successful raid on the UK, including a triumphant appearance at Hammerfest, Swedish Viking horders Grimner has released a video for their latest single, “Dödens Dans.” You can check it out below. Speaking about the video, the band stated:

“Brothers and sisters! Today we want to present a song to you from our latest album ‘Vanadrottning’. It is called ‘Dödens Dans’ (Dance of Death), and it tells of an old challenge, in Sweden called ‘holmgång’. In ancient Nordic times, it was a way to solve disputes, and this solution was simply single combat. The winner would have the right to whatever he may have wanted from the loser, but if this challenge was ever denied by somebody, they would be marked as a niding (outcast). It is a fast-paced and energetic song, filled with melodies of old.

“Enjoy, friends. And if you already have, enjoy it again!”

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Kataklysm Announces Co-Headlining European Tour With Hypocrisy

April 4, 2018, 10 hours ago

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KATAKLYSM And HYPOCRISY Announce Death… Is Just The Beginning European Co-Headline Tour
Montréal based melodic death metallers Kataklysm have announced that they will be teaming up with Swedish death metal legends Hypocrisy for a European co-headline tour.

The tour’s special name traces back to Nuclear Blast’s popular sampler series and promises nothing but evenings of moshpits and endless devastation. Don’t miss out on this outstanding tour and secure your tickets now.

Kataklysm’s Maurizio Iacono states: “It’s been in talks for over two years and finally both Kataklysm and our brothers in Hypocrisy can make the schedule work to join forces once more. It’s been almost 15 years since we toured together and the last time we did the tours became instant classics. It‘s that time again folks… Kataklysm & Hypocrisy team up once more for a world tour beginning with Europe this fall. To make things even greater our record label Nuclear Blast has come on board and baptized the tour Death… Is Just The Beginning, a homage to the old classic compilations that made so many fans discover both bands back in the day. This will mark the return of this classic compilation with this tour and maybe give other artists the chance to get discovered like we did. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR, YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE!”

Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren adds: “I hope that you are just as excited as we are, because we are very happy to announce that we are finally warming up the Hypocrisy engine again and that we will be back on the road in fall! We will be touring Europe together with our friends in Kataklysm! The tour will be an overview of the chaos and confusion created by Hypocrisy over the years. See you out there!”

The tour dates are as follows:

18 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
19 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA Longhorn
20 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
23 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
24 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
25 – Wroclaw, Poland – Zaklete Rewiry
26 – Geiselwind, Germany – MusicHall
27 – Milan, Italy – Live Music Club
28 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
29 – Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
31 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Mon

1 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
2 – Limoges, France – CC John Lennon
3 – Paris, France – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
4 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
5 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
6 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Trädgår’n
7 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
9 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
10 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
13 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Neushoorn
14 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
15 – Dresden, Germany – Eventwerk
16 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle 2
17 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser

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Count Raven: ‘Storm Warning’ and ‘Destruction Of The Void’ LP and digital re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– March 15th, 2018 –

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce a new agreement with Swedish Doom Metal legends Count Raven to release their first four albums on vinyl! Three of them will be available on vinyl for the first time ever!

The series starts on April 27th with the releases of Destruction Of The Void and Storm Warning. Count Raven formed in 1989 and released their debut Storm Warning in 1990. The album made quite a few waves in the Heavy Metal underground. 1992′s Destruction Of The Void established Count Raven in the worldwide Heavy Metal scene as a very unique Doom band, able to deliver sadness and depth in highly emotional and heavy songs.

The Storm Warning vinyl has been out of print for ages while Destruction Of The Void has not yet been available on vinyl at all! Both have been remastered by Patrick W. Engel for the best sound quality possible and include bonus tracks (from the CD re-issues) as well as posters.

See below for an overview of vinyl versions. Pre-order your copies now at IndieMerch, EMP or at our eBay store! Both albums are also available on all digital platforms.

Count Raven – Destruction Of The Void Gatefold-2-LP re-issue:
–180g black vinyl
–burnt sienna orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–orange-red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear pastel rose marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–dark maroon marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Count Raven – Storm Warning Gatefold-2-LP re-issue:
–180g black vinyl
–clear rusty brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–orange-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear salmon pink marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear yellow ochre marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Count Raven online:


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Besvärjelsen Premiere New Music Video “Under en Svart Himmel”

Vallmo is the forthcoming debut from Swedish psychedelic stoner doom unit BESVÄRJELSEN. Featuring within its ranks past members of Dozer, Greenleaf, Afgrund, Lastkaj, and V, BESVÄRJELSEN will release Vallmo this March via Suicide Records.

Today the group deliver a preview of their record in the form of the band’s video for “Under En Svart Himmel” (“under a black cloud”), streaming below.

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Ghost, Arch Enemy, Jonathan Davis And More Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting 2018

The organisers of Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year’s edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event’s Facebook post claims that the lineup is now “more or less complete” with “a few finishing touches” to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 – 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Follow The Cipher
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
The Pink Slips


Avenged Sevenfold
Carach Angren
Culture Abuse
Diablo BLVD
Galactic Empire
Hollywood Undead
In This Moment
Iron Maiden
Killswitch Engage
Less Than Jake
Parkway Drive
Savage Messiah
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
Wolves In The Throne Room
Zeal & Ardor


Arch Enemy
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Boston Manor
Marilyn Manson
Miss May I
Planet Of Zeus
Rise Against
Sons Of Apollo
Stone Broken
Stray From The Path
The Vintage Caravan


A Perfect Circle
Body Count
Bullet For My Valentine
Carnivore A.D.
Corrosion Of Conformity
Dead Cross
Ego Kill Talent
Employed To Serve
Hollywood Vampires
Judas Priest
Knocked Loose
Lacuna Coil
Limp Bizkit
Modern Life Is War
Ozzy Osbourne
Shining (SWE)
The Bloody Beetroots Live
Thy Art Is Murder

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