Ichor Premiere New Song & Video “Tales From The Depths” From Upcoming New Album “Hadal Ascending”

German death metal band ICHOR have revealed a video for their track “Tales From The Depths”. The track is taken from their album Hadal Ascending, which is out December 7th.

Watch the video below:

The band commented:

“TALES FROM THE DEPTHS” is one of the slower songs on HADAL ASCENDING. It builds up a deep atmosphere which is combined with the unexpected that awaits one in the depths.”

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Triptykon Seeking New Drummer, Announces Festival Shows

Triptykon made the following statement announcing upcoming festival appearances and the search for a new drummer:

“We feel very honored to have been invited to play Spain’s Leyendas del Rock and Germany’s Party.San festivals this August. Both festivals hold a unique significance for Triptykon: our concert at Leyendas del Rock will mark the first time Triptykon will play in Spain, fulfilling a desire we have had for quite some time.

“The return to Party.San is equally important for us. Triptykon’s first appearance at the festival, in August of 2011, was heavily marred by the unexpected shutdown of the main stage due to storm damage, and by a number of local organizational issues. Party.San is a truly extraordinary festival in our eyes, and we feel privileged and delighted to be given the opportunity to finally honour it with a proper concert.

“But these two festivals are significant to us for yet another, far more personal reason. These will be the final concerts we will play with our drummer, Norman Lonhard. Norman joined Triptykon in December of 2008, thereby completing the freshly formed band. He recorded two acclaimed albums, an EP, and a single with the group, appeared in all of Triptykon’s video clips, and performed uncounted concerts around the globe with us.

“We are proud of Triptykon’s exceedingly stable line-up, not least in light of some of the events that transpired in Triptykon’s predecessor, Celtic Frost. It reflects Triptykon’s internal spirit of harmony that this first departure of a member of the group occurs in true friendship and deep mutual respect. After eight and a half years of invoking supreme darkness with Triptykon onstage and in the studio, Norman has indicated his desire to explore different musical avenues in the future. It is a wish we fully understand, of course, but also one we bemoan on a personal level.

“We all wish Norman the very best for any and all of his future endeavours. He will forever remain one of us. Triptykon is thus now looking for a new drummer, before continuing work on the group’s third album and returning to the world’s stages. We are taking the required technical capabilities for granted, and we are completely open with regard to age and female and male applicants. Of decisive importance to us, however, are uniqueness, an unrestricted musical horizon, creativity, artistic courage, a stable and professional personality, and an appearance that reflects the group’s music and unique historic background.

“Interested parties may contact Triptykon through this e-mail address: triptykonswitzerland[at]gmx.ch. Please note that this e-mail address will only respond to serious inquiries regarding the above mentioned topic.”

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Watain Announces New Album For 2018

Following the unexpected direction of “The Wild Hunt” from back in 2013 (reviewed here), Watain is now gearing up to drop a new full-length album on January 5th, 2018 via Century Media Records. Full info is not yet available, but release shows have been announced via the tour posters below. Stay tuned for more details to arrive shortly.

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Asphyx Announces 30th Anniversary Celebration Shows

Amidst an ongoing campaign for latest album release “Incoming death,” Dutch death / doom division Asphyx is proud to announce a very special anniversary celebration of the band’s 30 years of existence in 2017.

In addition to the previously announced and sold out anniversary show at the Turock venue in Essen, Germany on Saturday, November 18th, Asphyx has now announced a second (matinee) show in the same location for the day after, Sunday, November 19th.

These two 30 year anniversary concerts will not only be supported by metal comrades Pentacle and Soulburn, but also feature longer Asphyx sets, special merchandise, and meet & greet opportunities with former band members like Eric Daniels, Bob Bagchus, Wannes Gubbels, Ronnie van der Wey, Roel Sanders or Sander van Hoof.

Asphyx comments: “Salutations Asphyxians! Due to the unexpected, rapid sell out of our 30 years anniversary show in Turock, Essen, Germany on November 18th, for which our massive gratitude, we decided for those who could not obtain a ticket, to do an extra show the very next day. So, Sunday the 19th of November 2017. Same bill, same set, same goodies, same price. Just a little earlier, doors open at 15.00 hours, so everybody can get back to work on time the next day. Cheerz and see you all in November!”

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Anialator Releases “Mission Of Death” Demo Collection

Today the official re-issue of all demos & EP’s from ’87 to ’90 by Texas thrash band Anialator has come online courtesy of Xtreem Music. Check out the full “Mission Of Death” collection below or pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here. The full track listing is as follows:

“Anialator” [EP ’88]
01. Anialator
02. Nuclear Destruction
03. Extermination By Dawn
04. Mission of Death
“Anialator II” [EP ’89]
05. Filicide
06. No Future
07. Fatal Decision
08. Anialator (Live)
09. Mission of Death (Live)
“Demo 1987”
10. Anialator
11. Feel the Pain
12. Nuclear Destruction
13. Mission of Death
“Demo 1990” [unreleased]
14. The Unexpected
15. Decimation
16. The Suffering

Mission of Death by ANIALATOR

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As Paradise Falls Signs With Eclipse Records

Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Australian metal band As Paradise Falls for an exclusive worldwide deal.

While recording a studio effort in 2015, the unexpected passing of the band’s guitarist put everything on hold. Now, after clawing back from immense tragedy, As Paradise Falls returns with a new album produced by Shane Edwards (Northlane, Trophy Eyes, Hellions) entitled “Digital Ritual,” which will be released this summer.

Just before signing with Eclipse, the band independently released “Starblind,” the first single from this upcoming release. Within a few weeks, the band signed to Eclipse Records, and began preparing for the album’s release. Stay tuned for full release details comign soon.

“On the day the single was released, I got an email from Chris at Eclipse,” stated guitarist Danny Kenneally. “Chris had previously followed us on Spotify, and we came up in his Release Radar. When he asked if we had any more material, I told him about the new album and he immediately offered to put it out via Eclipse.”

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Gaytheist Unveils New Album “Let’s Jam Again Soon”

The Good to Die stalwarts from Gaytheist are back with a brand new full-length album, due out June 16th. “Let’s Jam Again Soon” features 14 sizzling new tracks packed into 30 minutes and marks the band’s 4th release on Good to Die Records.

On “Let’s Jam Again Soon” you can count on the strong grooves, memorable hooks, undeniable humor, and the unexpected flourishes Gaytheist has come to be known for. Record release shows and tour dates are set for June and July and will be announced soon.

1. Three Words
2. Extravagant Lie
3. Let’s Get Astrophysical
4. Avenged Seven-Minute Abs
5. Consumer
6. It’s Just Everything
7. sCraps
8. Company Retreat!
9. On My Knees
10. We Are Possessed
11. Choist
12. Words for Lyrics
13. Queen of England
14. They Aint Coming Back

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Matricide Releases Goodbye To Gravity Tribute Song “Rise From The Fallen”

A tribute album titled “Back To Life” has been released after the unexpected fire at Goodbye To Gravity’s performance on October 30th, 2015.

The disastrous event resulted in 64 victims (including 4 of the 5 members from the band) and hundreds of injuries. The Romanian metalcore band from Bucharest was highly active from 2011-2015 until the untimely halt releasing new album “Mantras of War.”

Now a year in passing, Universal Music Romania has released a charitable tribute album for Goodbye To Gravity including various artists such as Matricide, My Dying Bride, Tristnia, Eluveitie, Green Carnation, and more. Check out Matricide’s rendition of “Rise From The Fallen” below.

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Just Before Dawn Premieres New Song “A Tribute (We Will Remember Them)” From Upcoming New Album

Swedish death metal band Just Before Dawn premieres a new song entitled “A Tribute (We Will Remember Them)”, taken from the upcoming new album. “A Tribute (We Will Remember Them)” is a medley of Bolt Thrower songs. Bolt Thrower – who on September 14 (the one-year anniversary of the death of Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns) announced that the band would be interred with him – has been a significant influence on the band’s own music, which has itself been war-themed from the beginning, and this medley does full honor to Bolt Thrower’s legacy.

Check out now “A Tribute (We Will Remember Them)” below – which will active only for 24 hours.

Below you can read Bolt Thrower’s September 14 announcement from their official web page:

“Announcement by Bolt Thrower – Sept. 14, 2016

On behalf of ourselves and Kiddie’s family, we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and support over the last 12 months. Together with Kiddie’s family we made the conscious decision to keep his unexpected death a private matter, and to take time out to deal with it all.

When Kiddie joined us back in 1994, although he was only 17, he instantly improved Bolt Thrower as a live band, and no one was more loyal to, and prouder to be in Bolt Thrower than him.

We spent over 20 years together, touring the world, with 3 different vocalists, but he was so much more than just a drummer to us. So when we carried his coffin to his final resting place, the Bolt Thrower drummer position was buried with him. He was, and will now forever remain THE Bolt Thrower drummer, our Powerhouse and friend Martin “Kiddie” Kearns.

As for the rest of us, Bolt Thrower has been our way of life for 30 years, never driven by money, fame or ego, but by our own personal principles and values that have guided us through life, and which bonded us as friends long before Bolt Thrower was even formed…

“We are not now that strength which in old days
moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

– Tennyson – 1833″

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Bolt Thrower Comments On Anniversary Of Drummers Death Causing Breakup Rumors

Bolt Thrower drummer Martin Kearns passed way in September of last year, and today the band has released a statement about the anniversary of his death, leading some to speculate Bolt Thrower is breaking up. The group comments:

“On behalf of ourselves and Kiddie’s family, we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and support over the last 12 months. Together with Kiddie’s family we made the conscious decision to keep his unexpected death a private matter, and to take time out to deal with it all.

“When Kiddie joined us back in 1994, although he was only 17, he instantly improved Bolt Thrower as a live band, and no one was more loyal to, and prouder to be in Bolt Thrower than him.

“We spent over 20 years together, touring the world, with 3 different vocalists, but he was so much more than just a drummer to us. So when we carried his coffin to his final resting place, the Bolt Thrower drummer position was buried with him. He was, and will now forever remain THE Bolt Thrower drummer, our Powerhouse and friend Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns.

“As for the rest of us, Bolt Thrower has been our way of life for 30 years, never driven by money, fame or ego, but by our own personal principles and values that have guided us through life, and which bonded us as friends long before Bolt Thrower was even formed…

“We are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Tennyson – 1833.”

Although the statement from Bolt Thrower says nothing about breaking up, Loudwire is reporting to have confirmed the band is done. We’ll update this story when and if something official comes from the band.

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