Details Of New Album “Condolences” Available From Wednesday 13; Single, Music Video Issued

Wednesday 13 has revealed the video for “What the Night Brings,” the first track taken from the forthcoming album, “Condolences.” The album is the first release for the new record label home — Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Check out “What the Night Brings” down below. “Condolences” will be released June 2, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The track is now available at iTunes, Amazon, and all good DSPs. Fans can pre-order the Condolences album in an array of different digital and physical formats, including a few limited-run, colored vinyl versions.

“I’m really excited to unveil the new video for ‘What the Night Brings,’ the first track from our upcoming album, Condolences,” Wednesday 13 said.”It kicks off our new album and really sets the tone for the rest of it. We worked on the video with director Matt Zane (Society One) and he really helped bring a spooky vibe. The song reminds me of a heavy metal version of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ theme!”

He continued, “It was also a lot of fun filming the extra scenes, too, where I get to dress up like a demon at a ritual! I never knew that singing with fangs would be so difficult, but I made it work!”

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie). Artwork was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, Nevermore).

The track listing is as follows:

1. Last Rites
2. What the Night Brings
3. Cadaverous
4. Blood Sick
5. Good Riddance
6. You Breathe, I Kill
7. Omen Amen
8. Cruel to You
9. Eulogy XIII
10. Prey for Me
11. Lonesome Road to Hell
12. Condolences
13. Death Infinity

Check out “What the Night Brings” now:

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Lacuna Coil Debuts New Music Video For “Blood, Tears, Dust” From Latest Album “Delirium”

Lacuna Coil debuts a new music video for “Blood, Tears, Dust”, taken from the band’s latest album “Delirium”, out in stores via Century Media Records. Cosimo Alemà directed and edited the clip.

Check out now “Blood, Tears, Dust” below.

Tells the group’s frontwoman Cristina Scabbia:

“Right now I can’t tell you everything about ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’, as this video is part of something bigger… This is the core of who we are as a band: the sweat, the dirt, the raw energy. It’s our insanity and all of us feeling comfortable with it. I love how by Cosimo Alemà filmed this. The photography, the colors and the hints in the story are perfectly placed and it is the first time we are really ‘acting’. This video is only a part of a much bigger plan… stay tuned. Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do!”

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Sothis Members Form New Band Witch Casket

Ex-members of disbanded symphonic black metal group Sothis have regrouped to form new project Witch Casket. The band is currently hard at work on debut album “Hatred Index,” which should see a late 2017 release.

Today, Witch Casket has premiered a first ever video for the song “That Damn Devil” – check it out below. The band described the video to Metal Insider bys aing: “The lyric video for ‘That Damn Devil’ was created by Witch Casket vocalist Drogoth, with the concept of making the album cover artwork ‘come to life.’ Guitarists Nylock and Neal Tiemann wrote the song, and this is the first song released from the band’s upcoming debut album entitled ‘Hatred Index.'”

The formation of Witch Casket began in 2013 when ex-Sothis guitarist Colin “Nylock” Cameron and guitarist Neal Tiemann started working on writing songs together in Nylock’s Los Angeles studio. Once a majority of the songs had been written, ex-Sothis vocalist Adam “Drogoth” McCarthy was brought on to handle writing lyrics and recording vocals.

Originally formed simply as a studio project, all musical instrumentation was composed and executed by both Nylock and Tiemann. The album in its entirety was also produced; engineered, and mixed by Nylock himself in both his personal Hollywood studio and Los Angeles based Unfriendly Studios, where he is the lead engineer and co founder along with Metal Sanaz.

The album was completed with this lineup, however towards the end of the recording process, Tiemann departed the project to focus on writing for and touring with established SoCal metal band DevilDriver. As completion of the band’s debut album “Hatred Index” approached, live rehearsals were started with the addition of ex-Sothis guitarist Robert “Scathe” Enriquez, and drummer Kaspars Lucey-Grinbergs.

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Otep Releases “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts” Music Video

Otep shook things up at SXSW this past weekend by dropping her latest artistic protest of mounting regressive political actions with the world premiere of a music video for “Equal Rights Equal Lefts.”

Fans at Colours Couture’s SXSW fashion showcase presented by 3Thirteen Entertainment Group this weekend were treated to the video (directed by Aleks Rastovic) for the first time during Otep’s headlining set. After the premiere, Otep posted the video on her YouTube channel for the world to see – check it out below.

Otep herself comments, “I wrote this song to celebrate and empower all people to live their authentic selves, to live their truth, and to fight for their right to exist. Every day the LGBTQ community faces bigotry, bullying, ridicule and legislative attacks. We are not ‘the other.’ We are your friends, your family, your neighbors, your coworkers, your doctors, nurses, soldiers and fellow Americans. Simply put, this song and this video are about love and equality.”

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Otep Releases “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts” Music Video

Otep shook things up at SXSW this past weekend by dropping her latest artistic protest of mounting regressive political actions with the world premiere of a music video for “Equal Rights Equal Lefts.”

Fans at Colours Couture’s SXSW fashion showcase presented by 3Thirteen Entertainment Group this weekend were treated to the video (directed by Aleks Rastovic) for the first time during Otep’s headlining set. After the premiere, Otep posted the video on her YouTube channel for the world to see – check it out below.

Otep herself comments, “I wrote this song to celebrate and empower all people to live their authentic selves, to live their truth, and to fight for their right to exist. Every day the LGBTQ community faces bigotry, bullying, ridicule and legislative attacks. We are not ‘the other.’ We are your friends, your family, your neighbors, your coworkers, your doctors, nurses, soldiers and fellow Americans. Simply put, this song and this video are about love and equality.”

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Winterfylleth Playing Bloodstock Festival 2017

We’re now past the halfway point to Bloodstock this year with 20 weekends left before the UK’s biggest metal weekender. Today the festival’s organizers issued this update about the lineup:

“Anthemic black metal crew Winterfylleth joins the main stage fray. Fifth album ‘The Dark Hereafter’ was released last October by Candlelight Records/Spinefarm. Check out the epic tracks via Bandcamp.

“We’re also excited to reveal a handful of bands for the Sophie Lancaster stage. Dendera brings classic metal to Bloodstock for a Friday slot. The band has a third studio album set for release this year, so expect new material!

“Saturday sees doomsters Kroh join the Sophie bill. Kroh is the brainchild of Paul Kenney, founder member of both Mistress and Fukpig. Go watch the video for ‘Mother Serpent’ and get the latest on the band on Facebook.

“Also landing a Saturday slot is Abhorrent Decimation, wtih the ‘Miasmic Mutation’ album lauded by Metal Hammer as ‘one of 2015’s must-have death metal records.’ Bagging a Sunday slot is British experimental metal squad, Bossk. The band built a name via a series of EPs and touring with the likes of Cult Of Luna, Textures, and Baroness, and is now signed to Deathwish Inc. Debut studio album ‘Audio Noir’ was released last year. We also welcome doompop outfit Courtesans to the Sunday bill.”

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New Song “New Day Breakin'” Issued By House Of Lords

Less than a week out from the new album “Saint Of The Lost Souls” hitting the streets via Fronters Music srl (March 24th), House Of Lords issued another new song. Check out “New Day Breakin'” in the player below.

The track listing (featuring links to previously issued tracks) is as follows:

1. Harlequin (watch the video clip here)
2. Oceans Divide (song streaming here)
3. Hit the Wall (song streaming here)
4. Saint of the Lost Souls
5. The Sun Will Never Set Again
6. New Day Breakin’
7. Reign of Fire
8. Concussion
9. Art of Letting Go
10. Grains of Sand
11. The Other Option

Check out “New Day Breakin'” here:

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Video Clip For New Song “Giddy-Up!” Posted By Selfmachine

Dutch modern metal act Selfmachine celebrated the release of the new album “Societal Arcade” with the video clip for the new song “Giddy-Up!” Check it out in the player below. “Societal Arcade” is out now via Wormholedeath Records.

“Giddy-Up!” is the first music video taken from “Societal Arcade.” The concept for the video was created by lead singer Steven Leijen and beautifully brought to life by David Hazeleger from TDD Studios. The song touches on the subject of the stress to reach goals and the fears of not succeeding while we completely forget to live and enjoy ourselves. Life is a party, especially if you come party with Selfmachine.

The band commented: “Shooting the video for ‘Giddy-Up!’ was an awesome experience. As always we have made and arranged everything ourselves. This means we have spent a lot of free weekends building the robot, creating its lights, spray painting the metal, teaching it how to play guitar and of course how to dance! We also had the help of our friend David Hazeleger for the filming, editing and after effects. But of course we didn’t use after effects for the robot… ;)”

Check out the clip here:

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Loathe Posts “It’s Yours” Music Video

Liverpool’s experimental collective of 5, Loathe, is very pleased to announce the release of their latest video and single “It’s Yours.” The clilp was directed by Zak Pinchin Media and can be seen below.

Loathe’s Erik Bickerstaffe comments: “We wanted a song to bridge the gap between what we thought would be expected and what we intended to do with the record. With ‘It’s Yours’, we went about the creative process a bit differently to how we usually do and it fell into place as the track that connects the dots.

“Visually, we brought ourselves into the spotlight for the video, providing a face for the name. Zak worked very closely with us when it came to perfecting every detail within the aesthetic and we’re extremely pleased with what we achieved.”

Loathe’s debut album, “The Cold Sun,”will be released via SharpTone Records on April 14th, 2017 and pre-orders are now online over at this location.

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Final Drive Releases “Six Feet Down” Video

The St. Louis thrashers from Final Drive just unleashed a brand new music video for the track “Six Feet Down,” which can be seen below. The band comments:

“We’re stoked to team up with Ghost Cult to drop our video for ‘Six Feet Down.’ We set up in the foothills of Albuquerque NM to knock this one out. A straight forward in your face video, definitely a hell of a lot of fun to film and director Jeshua Booth did a killer job!”

Released February 3rd, 2017 new album “Dig Deeper” made it’s debut entrance at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers albums chart. If you missed it, a full stream of the album can be found right here.

On the live front, select spring dates have been announced while even more U.S. tour dates will soon be revealed. The “Dig Deeper” track listing is as follows:

1. This Is How
2. Built To Break
3. The Last Time
4. Six Feet Down
5. Want It All
6. Life Decided
7. Follow The Curse
8. Beneath Us
9. Of A Killer
10. Black Out

March 16, 2017 – Blackthorn Pub – Springfield MO
March 17, 2017 – Downtown Lounge, Tulsa OK
April 21, 2017 – AC Brase Arena – Cape Girardeau, MO
April 22, 2017 – 11th Frame Live – Madison, AL
April 28, 2017 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
April 29, 2017 – Pit Stop Tavern – Denver, CO
April 30, 2017 – Club Impulse – Columbia MO
May 19, 2017 – The Firebrid – St.Louis, MO
May 20, 2017 – Aftershock – Kansas City MO
May 25, 2017 – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
June 9, 2017 – Sweetwater Bar & Grill – Duluth, GA
June 10, 2017 – Rockhouse Main – Memphis, TN

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