Burial Invocation Streaming New Album “Abiogenesis” In Its Entirety

“Abiogenesis”, the newest release from Turkey’s BURIAL INVOCATION, is now available via Dark Descent Records. To mark the long-awaited return of BURIAL INVOCATION, Dark Descent Records is streaming Abiogenesis in full. Listen to it below.

Abiogenesis by Burial Invocation

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Igorrr plot debut North American tour for 2018

– October 24th, 2017 –

France’s Igorrr have confirmed that they will embark on a brief tour of North America in early 2018 in support of their latest album and Metal Blade Records debut, Savage Sinusoid. The shows include stops in Montreal, New York, Mexico City, and more. The complete listing of dates can be found below.

Igorrr spent their summer on tour with performances in Israel and Turkey, as well as shows all over Europe in clubs and at notable fests: Dour Festival, Hellfest, UK Tech Fest, Brutal Assault, and more. For a preview of the group’s unique brand of sonic maelstrom, check out their Dour Festival performance in its entirety on the band’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/igorrrofficial

Igorrr‘s Gautier Serre comments on the upcoming tour: “This will be our first time in America and we have no idea how people will react to our music, this is very exciting, we cannot wait to blast some harpsichord and accordion in the American continent!”

Due to high demand, more vinyl has been pressed and made available for Savage Sinusoid. European imported pale blue marbled vinyl is available in limited quantities at Indiemerch here: indiemerch.com

Igorrr tour dates
w/ Spotlights

Jan. 31 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
Feb. 1 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Feb. 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Feb. 3 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 4 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Feb. 6 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Feb. 9 – Mexico City, MX – Circo Volador*
Feb. 10 – Guadalajara, MX – C3 Stage*
Feb. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex*
*=no Spotlights

“‘Savage Sinusoid‘ isn’t just a breath of fresh air in musical technicality and emotion though, but an excellent reminder to just enjoy music.”MetalInjection.net

“It’s crazy avant-garde diversity delivered with the almost rabid grindcore spirit – multi-layered, complex, but never losing the listener with pretentiousness.”NoCleanSinging.com

“Serre takes you on a remarkable journey. One that required minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years to complete. And the result is Igorrr‘s best record to-date.”AngryMetalGuy.com

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Igorrr Posts Full Dour Festival Performance Video

Next month, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – hits the road and bring some chaos to Europe. See below for dates. To get an impression of the live performance of Igorrr, today you check out a full live show that the band performed just recently at the Dour festival.

Gautier Serre comments: “We’re very excited to take the road for almost two months and to play this music all over Europe. Performing this music provokes always very interesting reactions – some people get it, others don’t. While we are deep into it with the band, it’s going to be a strong experience for sure.”

Igorrr released latest full-length album, “Savage Sinusoid,” this past June via Metal Blade Records.

Oct. 1 – Salson – Istanbul, Turkey
Oct. 4 – Gagarin – Tel Aviv, Israel
Oct. 6 – Paloma – Nimes, France
Oct. 7 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 8 – Caracol – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 9 – Iboat – Bordeaux, France
Oct. 10 – Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, France
Oct. 11 – La Carene – Brest, France
Oct. 13 – Rvlt Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 14 – Willemeen – Arnhem, Netherlands
Oct. 15 – La Cartonnerie – Reims, France
Oct. 16 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
Oct. 17 – Aeronef – Lille, France
Oct. 19 – Les Trinitaires – Metz, France
Oct. 20 – Rock Your Brain Festival – Selestat, France
Oct. 21 – Make Some Noise Festival – Cannes, France
Oct. 22 – Magnolia – Milano, Italy
Oct. 23 – Cycle Club – Calenzano, Italy
Oct. 25 – Randal – Bratislava, Slovakia
Oct. 26 – Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 27 – Nova Chmelnice – Praha, Czech Republic
Oct. 28 – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
Oct. 29 – Scheune – Dresden, Germany
Oct. 30 – Logo – Hamburg. Germany
Nov. 1 – Glocksee – Hannover, Germany
Nov. 2 – TBA – Athens, Greece
Nov. 3 – Mixtape 5 – Sofia, Bulgaria
Nov. 4 – GrindWaarpen Festival – Antwerpen, Belgium
Nov. 5 – The Craufurd Arms – Milton, UK
Nov. 7 – The Flapper – Birmingham, UK
Nov. 8 – 02 Academy Islington – London, UK
Nov. 9 – Audio – Glasgow, UK
Nov. 10 – Rebellion – Manchester, UK
Nov. 13 – Rex – Toulouse, France
Nov. 14 – La Cooperative De mai – Clermont-Ferrand, France
Nov. 15 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Nov. 16 – CCO – Lyon, France
Nov. 17 – Wooz Club – Bulach, Switzerland
Nov. 18 – Ebullition – Bulle, Switzerland

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Pitch Black Process Comments On New Album “Derin”

Pitch Black Process just checked in with the following announcement about releasing a follow-up to the “Hand of God?” album:

“Time to tell something about our upcoming album, ‘Derin.’ Whether with the concept and content or with all the things we have been through in the production process, it has become very different and special (unique) album for us.

“This different and unique album will be available from different and special channels as itself. In Turkey, It will be released and distributed by Atlantis Yapim, which has been dealing with organization and booking operations of some very big Turkish artists including Teoman, MFÖ, Kenan Dogulu. ‘Derin’ will be their first product as a label in the market.

“Foreign operations of ‘Derin’ such as licensing and distribution will be handled by EMP Label Group, which is established by legendary bass player, David Ellefson, of legendary band Megadeth a few months ago but escalated and made a distinguished name for itself in a short while. We are at the very beginning of highly exciting new era and we are really impatient to present it to you. ‘Derin’ will coming out soon with tons of other surprises! Stay tuned!”

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Chugun Announces Music Video Concept Competition Winner

Chugun – which recently signed to Sliptrick Records and released the “Virus” album last year – had been running a competition to see which fan could come up with the best video idea, and now the winning concept has been announced. The band comments:

“We’ve received a bunch of ideas for the competitions from different places around the world –
some of those ideas were great, some of them made us smile, but there can only be one winner,
and the winner is Rhys Stevenson from England! Now he has a Chugun T-Shirt and a CD on the way to him. You can read his winning idea below.”

Song: “Unholy Warrior”

Set in the ancient port of Jaffa, crusader warriors come face to face with a legion of Islamic warriors lead by Saladin, they draw their weapons and stand glaring at each other on the steps in front of the ‘St. Peter’s Church’ in the background. Whilst the battle waits to start, Chugun are jamming / practising in a room in Tel Aviv to the song ‘Unholy Warrior’. When Denise enters the room, picks up the mic and sings the first word of the lyrics, simultaneously the crusader and Islamic forces charge and battle.

When Chugun finish and the battle rages in Jaffa, Chugun receive a phone call from the guys in Orphaned Land (or any other available Israeli band) who want to play beachball with them and so, Chugun drive to Jaffa only to come face-to-face with a horde of fighting warriors.
Immediately Denise steps out of the car and shouts in Hebrew ‘stop fighting you unholy warriors, make peace!’. The warriors stop fighting, turn to look at Denise who now has the band standing beside her, equidistant from the warriors on the other side is Saladin who looks on in fury as his forces lay down their weapons. Denise stands up to Saladin and requests that they stop fighting in the name of peace and wants to show him something.

Saladin follows her to the beach, where waiting to play beach volleyball are Orphaned Land (or as said another available Israeli band) and the other band’s vocalist explains that just like music, sport has enabled people to stop thinking about war, culture clashes and other negatives between nations. Saladin likes this and sends his warriors back to Turkey whilst he plays beach volleyball with his newfound Israeli friends. Before proclaiming himself as a ‘unholy warrior’ who feels he will leave a lasting legacy and a respected person throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

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Insomnium Unveils “Winter’s Gate” Album Artwork

Finnish melodic death metal group Insomnium just revealed the cover artwork for upcoming album, “Winter’s Gate.”

It’s a concept album made up of one epic 40 minute song. The album is built around a short story, “Winter’s Gate” (Talven portti in Finnish), written by vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations.

The short story is about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story will be released together with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German, and illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.

“Winter’s Gate” is currently being mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB studio in Sweden and will be out worldwide through Century Media Records on September 23rd. 2016. See the band live:

06.17.2016 Tampere Metal Meeting, Tampere, Finland
06.19.2016 Hellfest, Clisson, France
06.25.2016 Tons of Rock, Halden, Norway
06.30.2016 Provinssirock, Seinaejoki, Finland
07.22.2016 Klang! Festival, Kekava, Latvia
07.23.2016 Riverside Festival, Esslingen, Germany
07.26.2016 Metal Days, Tolmin, Slovenia
08.13.2016 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Rep
08.14.2016 Rockstadt Extreme Fest, Rasnov, Romania
08.19.2016 Kaltenbach Open Air, Spital, Austria
08.20.2016 Rockstad Falun, Falun, Sweden
08.27.2016 100% Metal Fest, Istanbul, Turkey
09.10.2016 Metalitalia Festival, Trezzo sull’Adda, Italy

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Taine Hitting The Road For European Tour

Taine – prog death metal purveyors from Bucharest – will embark on a European trek billed as the “Resurrection Tour 2015” this September. The tour is in support of the band’s latest studio release titled “Resurrection,” available from Bandcamp and streaming below.

Taine has been around for 20 years now, over the years playing as support to Meshuggah, Kreator, Vader, Napalm Death, Ancient, Sepultura, Obituary, Atheist, Hypocrisy, and more. The upcoming tour will see the band playing in Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine. Dates are as follows:

Sep 16 – Varna, Bulgaria @ Club Smile
Sep 17 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Bronx Pi Sahne with Thrown to the Sun
Sep 18 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Mavri Trypa with Sudden Death & Beyond The Existence
Sep 19 – Nis, Serbia @ Black Stage with Dawn Of Creation & Limbo
Sep 20 – Subotica, Serbia @ Clash Club with Claymore
Sep 21 – Szeged, Hungary @ Live Music Club with Fughu & Dramatic Morals
Sep 22 – Banska Bystrica, Slovakia @ Rock Club Tartaros with Dead Garden
Sep 23 – Bielsko-Biala, Poland @ Rudeboy Club
Sep 24 – Lviv, Ukraine @ Underground with ForceOut


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ARCH ENEMY premieres video for “No More Regrets”

ARCH ENEMY Live 23.05.2014 – Turbohalle – Bucharest, Romania 24.05.2014 – Metal Summer Festival – Istanbul, Turkey 25.05.2014 – Mixtape 5 – Sofia, Bulgaria 27.05.2014 – Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia 30.05.2014 – New Age Club – Roncade, Italy 31.05.2014 – Rock and Roll Arena – Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy 02.06.2014 – L’Etage – […]

heavy metal updates:
ARCH ENEMY premieres video for “No More Regrets”

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Bloodbath To Enter The Studio In March

After parting ways with Mikael Akerfeldt in 2012, Bloodbath is finally now gearing up to record a new album.

The band’s Facebook profile was updated with this puzzle asking fans to figure out who the new vocalist will be:

“UGHH! HEEEY! I SAID HEY! We got 10 songs down and we start recording drums next month!!! Still curious who’s gonna sing on this one? Well, we’ll leave you with these disasters to see if any of you smart-azzez can figure it out:

“Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors is found dead in his bathtub in Paris, France.

“A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, in the Indian state of Odisha, kills 10,000.

“A fire at a 22-story hotel in Seoul, South Korea kills 158 people.

“A stairway crush as crowds leave the Rangers vs. Celtic football match in Glasgow, results in 66 deaths.

“A fire in a mental hospital at Burghölzli, Switzerland, kills 28 people.

“A landslide at Chungar, Peru crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200.

“An earthquake lasting 20 seconds destroys most of Bingöl, Turkey – more than 1,000 are killed, 10,000 made homeless.

“An air crash at Rijeka Airport, Yugoslavia kills 78 people, mostly British tourists.

“The new singer for Bloodbath is born. Oh dear.”

This upcoming new album will follow previous 2008 full-length “The Fathomless Mastery” (reviewed here).

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Manowar To Release “Kings Of Metal MMXIV” In February

“Kings Of Metal MMXIV” is a completely new recording with many surprises, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of “Kings Of Metal” and Manowar’s following world tour. The release is due out February 28th, 2014.

For “Kings Of Metal MMXIV,” Manowar recorded timeless metal anthems with new arrangements and the band’s signature “larger than life” sound. “Our fans have made us the ‘Kings Of Metal,’ and with this tribute to one of their favorite albums, we honor them and thank them for their unparalleled support and loyalty!” said Manowar vocalist Eric Adams.

The album will feature 9 main tracks packed with face-melting metal, plus 9 bonus tracks with over 40 minutes of additional music. “We have pushed man and machine to the maximum level to honor the original recordings that we all love, and to add new aspects and surprises that give this new album its own character,” said bassist and producer Joey DeMaio. “The sound is again as massive and majestic as it has always been,” he continued.

“Recording this album has been an amazing experience! After playing the songs so many times on tour, Donnie and I now had the opportunity to contribute our own sound and elements that the fans have come to love from our live performances,” explained guitarist Karl Logan.

For the new narration on the spoken word track “The Warrior’s Prayer MMXIV,” Manowar joined forces with British actor Brian Blessed. For special effects of the highest level on “The Warrior’s Prayer MMXIV,” sound effects specialist Hamilton Sterling was recruited.

“Kings Of Metal MMXIV” will be released in retail on February 28th, 2014 as a 2 Disc CD with two 24-page booklets and additional new art by fantasy artist and longtime collaborator Ken Kelly. You can also catch the band live:

Fri, February 7, 2014 – Royal Oak Theatre – Royal Oak, MI, USA
Sat, February 8, 2014 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL, USA
Sun, February 9, 2014 – Mill City – Minneapolis, MN, USA
Thur, February 13, 2014 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA, USA
Sat, February 15, 2014 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX, USA
Sun, February 16, 2014 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX, USA
Tue, February 18, 2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO, USA
Thur, February 20, 2014 – Regency Theatre – San Francisco, CA, USA
Sat, February 22, 2014 – Fox Theatre – Pomona, CA, USA
Tue, March 18, 2014 – Olymp Palace of Sports – Krasnodar, Russia
Fri, March 21, 2014 – Luzhniki Palace of Sports – Moscow, Russia
Sun, March 23, 2014 – Yubileyny Sports Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia
Tue, March 25, 2014 – Rock Café – Tallinn, Estonia – SOLD OUT
Thur, March 27, 2014 – Rock Café – Tallinn, Estonia – SOLD OUT
Sat, March 29, 2014 – Teatro Arena – Vilnius, Lithuania
Sat, May 17, 2014 – Spodek – Katowice, Poland
Wed, May 21, 2014 – Hangar 11 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Sat, May 24, 2014 – Metal Summer Festival – Istanbul, Turkey
Fri-Sun, June 13-15, 2014 – Legacy Open Air – Weismain, Germany
Fri-Sat, July 25-26, 2014 – Magic Circle Festival – Helsinki, Finland
Wed, January 14, 2015 – Grugahalle – Essen, Germany
Fri, January 16, 2015 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
Sat, January 17, 2015 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany

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