Eldamar Debuts New Track “New Understanding” From Upcoming New Album “A Dark Forgotten Past”

Norwegian-based atmospheric black metal band Eldamar debuts a newtrack titled “New Understanding”, taken from the upcoming new album “A Dark Forgotten Past”, which will be released in December by Northern Silence Productions.

Check out now “New Understanding” below.

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Eldamar Debuts New Track “New Understanding” From Upcoming New Album “A Dark Forgotten Past”

Norwegian-based atmospheric black metal band Eldamar debuts a newtrack titled “New Understanding”, taken from the upcoming new album “A Dark Forgotten Past”, which will be released in December by Northern Silence Productions.

Check out now “New Understanding” below.

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Abbath Walks Off Stage 30 Minutes Into Inferno Fest Set

Apparently there was an issue at the Inferno Fest this weekend with front man Abbath walking off the stage a few songs into the band’s set. The organizers of the festival issued this comment:

“We are very sorry that Abbath left the stage after 30 minutes into their show. Of course this has nothing to do with the festival and an official statement will come from the band. We hope you all had a great festival even that the night was cut a bit shorter than expected. Thanks for your understanding!”

Nothing official has arrived from Abbath yet, but we’ll update when it does. In the mean time, where’s what a few festival attendees commented via Facebook:

Martin Undfors: He played 4 songs and it sounded Super-great! Awesome energy on stage and everything was good. But then he suddenly throws his guitar in the floor hard as fuck and walks of stage. Then drumsolo for some minutes before they close the gig.

J-p Kneip: Can confirm, 4 songs in, everything seemed ok, then he leaves the stage. We thought it was a technical issue and the drummer played an improvised solo, I think he didn’t know what was going on either. After that, he went backstage too and 10 minutes later, one of the Inferno guys came on stage and said that they (the band?) had asked him to tell people they wouldn’t finish the show and that they would issue a statement later. It’s very unprofessional, even if there were technical problems or problems within the band, the show must go on.

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Abbath Walks Off Stage 30 Minutes Into Inferno Fest Set

Apparently there was an issue at the Inferno Fest this weekend with front man Abbath walking off the stage a few songs into the band’s set. The organizers of the festival issued this comment:

“We are very sorry that Abbath left the stage after 30 minutes into their show. Of course this has nothing to do with the festival and an official statement will come from the band. We hope you all had a great festival even that the night was cut a bit shorter than expected. Thanks for your understanding!”

Nothing official has arrived from Abbath yet, but we’ll update when it does. In the mean time, where’s what a few festival attendees commented via Facebook:

Martin Undfors: He played 4 songs and it sounded Super-great! Awesome energy on stage and everything was good. But then he suddenly throws his guitar in the floor hard as fuck and walks of stage. Then drumsolo for some minutes before they close the gig.

J-p Kneip: Can confirm, 4 songs in, everything seemed ok, then he leaves the stage. We thought it was a technical issue and the drummer played an improvised solo, I think he didn’t know what was going on either. After that, he went backstage too and 10 minutes later, one of the Inferno guys came on stage and said that they (the band?) had asked him to tell people they wouldn’t finish the show and that they would issue a statement later. It’s very unprofessional, even if there were technical problems or problems within the band, the show must go on.

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Infernal Tenebra Joins Growing Roster Of Bands Denied Entry To U.S.

Like with Wormrot and several others before, you can add Infernal Tenebra to the growing list of foreign bands unable to enter the U.S. for touring due to tightening travel restrictions. The band just issued this statement about canceling a previously scheduled trek alongside Testament and Sepultura due to kick off today:

“Can’t win them all! Unfortunately, we were denied visas and can’t enter USA territory at this moment, so we had to cancel our support tour with Testament.

“This past few months were really a nerve wrecking experience. We tried our best to get the proper documents; lawyers in US were contacted, a shit ton of e-mails sent, we went to the US Embassy twice, but it’s just funny how it wasn’t meant to be this time. And it seems this current situation is not affecting only us.

“To make the long story short, just check a few links and you’ll get the picture:

– Metal Sucks: Trump’s Probing Visa Measures Could Cause the U.S. to Lose Foreign Tours
– NPR: Three More SXSW Bands Denied Entry To The U.S.
– Spin: Multiple Bands Denied Entry Into the U.S. While Traveling to Play SXSW
– Vulture: All Of These Musicians Were Denied U.S. Entry to Perform At South By Southwest

“Having said that, we’re working on new material and trying to re-schedule the tour. See you on the road asap and thank you all for the understanding and support!”

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New Song “Annihilation (Smite All The Illusions)” Available For Streaming From Azarath

Polish black/death metal group Azarath released another new song for streaming. Check out “Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions)” in the player below. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming release “In Extremis,” due out on April 7th via Agonia Records.

Recorded in various locations between March and November 2016, “In Extremis” was mixed and mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Triumph of Ascending Majesty
2. Let My Blood Become His Flesh
3. Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions)
4. The Slain God
5. At the Gates of Understanding (song streaming here)
6. Parasu Blade
7. Sign of Apophis
8. Into the Nameless Night
9. Venomous Tears (Mourn of the Unholy Mother)
10. Death

Check out “Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions)” here:

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Azarath Streaming New Lyric Video “At The Gates Of Understanding”

The Polish death/black metal tyrants from Azarath today premiere a brand new song from their upcoming album “In Extremis,” set to be released on April 7th via Agonia Records.

Available in a form of a lyric video, “At The Gates Of Understanding” is the first single to be released from the album. It arrives six long years after the band’s last installment, “Blasphemers’ Maledictions” from 2011.

The lyric video for “At The Gates Of Understanding” was created by Tomasz Strzalkowski and can be watched below.

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Society 1 Announces New Album “Rise From The Dead”

Southern California’s industrial metal group Society 1 has inked a deal with DSN Music to release upcoming album “Rise From The Dead,” scheduled for release this March.

Society 1, which was founded in 1996 by the infamous Lord Zane on lead vocals, also features veteran guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle, bassist Dirt Von Karloff, and drummer Iorden Mitev.

“It feels good to be back at it again, like an old lover who fucked you better than anyone before or after” said Zane during a decadent signing party at the DSN Music complex in Malibu, CA. “Everyone has those moments when you resurrect and reinvent. This album ‘Rise From The Dead’ is one of those moments.”

The comeback for Zane follows a hiatus during which he established a successful Hollywood career as a music video director, working on projects with such acts as Zakk Wylde, John 5, DMC, Wayne Static, and Orgy. “For me this isn’t so much of a return for the band but more a return of
my understanding of how necessary musical exploration is to my existence,” said Zane.

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New Song “Thorns” Available For Streaming From Pallbearer

Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer is streaming the new song “Thorns.” The track is taken from the highly anticipated third album “Heartless,” which will be issued via Nuclear Blast Records on March 24th for the territories of UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and via Profound Lore in North America.

The track listing is as follows:

1. I Saw the End
2. Thorns
3. Lie of Survival
4. Dancing in Madness
5. Cruel Road
6. Heartless
7. A Plea for Understanding

Check out “Thorns” here:

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Anthrax Issues Open Letter To Irving Azoff Over Radio Lawsuit

Anthrax has issued an open letter to Irving Azoff, who apparently has begun legal proceedings against the Radio Music License Committee over radio rates for song writers. The band comments:

“Dear Mr. Azoff, as artists and songwriters, we certainly appreciate anyone’s efforts to see that we are paid a fair wage for the use of our music, ‘fair pay for fair play,’ as your lawsuit against the Radio Music License Committee states. As a result of your suit, our understanding is that as of January 1, 2017, more than 10,000 U.S.-based radio stations could be fined if they program songs written by a songwriter represented by your company, Global Music Rights, without first obtaining the proper license. We certainly understand and respect that.

“However, you’ve included Anthrax on your ‘What Songs are in the Global Music Rights repertoire’ and that mere inclusion presents a skewed and unjust misrepresentation of the complete facts. This could be very damaging to us and to our fellow performers who may find themselves in a similar situation.

“With no disrespect, none of the members of Anthrax are affiliated with GMR so the songs we’ve written would not be included or affected; however, way back in 1999, Anthrax did record a cover of the Metallica song ‘Phantom Lord’ that was released on a limited edition Anthrax EP. The credited composers for ‘Phantom Lord’ are our good friends James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and then-Metallica member Dave Mustaine. As you included Metallica and Megadeth on your GMR Rights list, we believe our having recorded that one song some 17 years ago may be the only reason we are included on your list.

“Mr. Azoff, you and the songwriters you represent have every right to fight for fair compensation, and we would completely understand if you were to inform the more than 10,000 U.S.-based radio stations that as of January 1, 2017, they cannot program the Anthrax cover of ‘Phantom Lord’ unless they agree to the GMR licensing terms. But you don’t provide that information, you’ve merely listed ‘Anthrax’ which does nothing other than create a dark chasm of mystery for radio programmers. Without offering responsible specificity for the programmers, such as the actual title of the song that we recorded, written by the particular GMR client, you’ve created a precarious situation.

“Anthrax has recorded and released more than 150 songs over our 35 year career and we don’t want radio programmers to think that they cannot play any of those other songs. With the release of our most recent album, Anthrax has had two Top 40 tracks at rock radio and our label will be working another song at this format in early 2017. We would ask that you recognize the fact that radio stations are short staffed so likely would not have the time necessary to use your search tool to locate the Anthrax song – and there is JUST ONE – that was written by one of your GMR artists.

“Please do the right thing, not just for Anthrax, but for all of the artists you’ve listed on your GMR site – provide specific information to radio about what songs are affected and cannot be programmed without the required GMR license.

“With respect, Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna, Jonathan Donais.”

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