Soulfly Posts Title Track From New Album, “Ritual” Online

Phoenix, Arizona based metal veterans Soulfly has posted a 360° video online for the title track of their forthcoming new album, “Ritual.” You can check it out below. The album will be released on October 19 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera: “This song took a long time and almost didn’t make the record. We recorded it as an instrumental and ran out of time in the studio. We ended up having to fly Josh Wilbur (producer) out to my house to finish the vocals. He kept on telling me he wanted more of that ‘tribal shit’ like some of the stuff on our first record and ‘Primitive’. We ended up creating the chorus on the spot and layering something like 12 or 16 tracks of chanting for it. After we heard it and were listening back, we got really excited and were high-fiving each other. Josh just turned to me and said that was what he wanted to hear as a fan, and he was really happy to get that out of me. We both knew it was a new Soulfly classic for the ages and had to be the album opener. I’m really proud of this song and I think old-school fans of my work are going to love it.”

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Soulfly Posts Title Track From New Album, “Ritual” Online

Phoenix, Arizona based metal veterans Soulfly has posted a 360° video online for the title track of their forthcoming new album, “Ritual.” You can check it out below. The album will be released on October 19 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera: “This song took a long time and almost didn’t make the record. We recorded it as an instrumental and ran out of time in the studio. We ended up having to fly Josh Wilbur (producer) out to my house to finish the vocals. He kept on telling me he wanted more of that ‘tribal shit’ like some of the stuff on our first record and ‘Primitive’. We ended up creating the chorus on the spot and layering something like 12 or 16 tracks of chanting for it. After we heard it and were listening back, we got really excited and were high-fiving each other. Josh just turned to me and said that was what he wanted to hear as a fan, and he was really happy to get that out of me. We both knew it was a new Soulfly classic for the ages and had to be the album opener. I’m really proud of this song and I think old-school fans of my work are going to love it.”

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Roadburn Festival announces first 2019 headliners and curator

Roadburn Festival has announced it’s first major headliner for 2019: stoner metal legends Sleep will perform two sets: the first highlighting their soon-to-be 27 year old album “Holy Mountain”, and the second highlighting their latest release, “The Sciences”.

The festival, which is to be held in Tilburg, The Netherlands on April 11-14, has also announced that Tomas Lindberg will be guest curator for 2019, presenting bands under the banner “The Burning Darkness”. Lindberg is known for his work with At The Gates and Disfear.

An announcement video can be viewed below:

The line up so far includes:

Birds In Row
Curator: Tomas Lindberg
Gore
Have A Nice Life
Heilung
Louise Lemón
Midnight
Seven That Spells
Sleep
Vile Creature

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A Dying Planet Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming Debut Album “Facing The Incurable”

A Dying Planet – the new outfit spawned by twin brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton, known for their work in Zero Hour, Cynthesis, Abnormal Thought Patterns, and more – will release their Facing The Incurable debut album this week, and the entire album is streaming early below:

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Former Malevolent Creation Singer Bret Hoffman Passes Away

Former Malevolent Creation frontman Bret Hoffman has passed away at the age of 51, following a bout with colon cancer, a message from his wife has confirmed. Her post on Facebook reads:

“Today is the saddest day of my life I just lost my soul mate the love of my my best friend has passed away I will always love u Bret Malev Hoffmann RIP my love ????.”

Hoffman performed in the first three Malevolent Creation albums and was also known for his work with Fire For Effect and Down The Drain.

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Municipal Waste Chanel The 80s Horror w/ New Video “Slime And Punishment”

Municipal Waste premiere a new music video for the title track to their latest effort, “Slime And Punishment“. Check it out below.

Says guitarist Ryan Waste of the clip:

“Teaming up with Norman Cabrera for this video was a match made in horror. His 35 years experience with practical FX in film shined through as you‘ll see in this latest Waste clip. Not only a fan of monsters, he’s a metal lifer like us, so we saw eye to eye on the aesthetic of everything involved.

Initially, Norman approached me to make a mask for Municipal Waste, which has been his specialty for many years. I said why don’t you do us one better and make a damn video?! He leaped on the opportunity and even stepped up as the director, as well as the effects designer, making multiple masks and creating the horrific world of ‘Slime And Punishment‘.

We all grew up on VHS and that played a major inspiring role in the video as well. It was like making a movie, all the work that went into this and there are countless people to thank. I have to give shout-outs to Slasher Dave for composing the intro score and Joel Grind for taking us out with the synth outro, bookending this nightmare perfectly.”

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Former Vital Remains Vocalist Jake Raymond Has Passed Away

Ex-Vital Remains live vocalist Jake Raymond has died. As also mentioned by the group’s guitarist Tony Lazaro below, both former vocalists Scott Wily and Chris Ross both passed last year:

“I found out late yesterday some very sad news that a old friend and Vital Remains singer passed away. His name was Jake Raymond, and he was a good friend! Some of you might remember Jake was VR’s vocalist back in 2001 before we recorded Dechristianize album. He really loved the band and always held us in high regard.

Even though i hadn’t spoken or seen Jake in a few years i always hope things were going good for him. I remember the last time i saw him he came out to one of our local shows in Providence and we had fun catching up and talking about the good old days! We laughed alot that night and i remember he started helping me sell merch and asked if i needed any help?

You were always trying to help bro and i wish i could have helped you bro. Thank you for that and everything else you did for me!! I will always remember the good times we had brother! This is really so sad. I’m sick of losing so many friends this year. This makes three Vital Remains singers that passed in the last year.

Three brothers i will not forget! Thank you Jake for your friendship and all your help when i needed it! Thank you for all your work with the band!! I wish i could have been there for you more brother,but we kind of took different paths. I hope you are at peace now. Rest easy brother and until we meet again. My Deepest condolences to his family and friends. RIP Jake“

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English NWOBHM legends Satan reveal details for new album, ‘Cruel Magic’

– June 26th, 2018 –

Release video for first single, “The Doomsday Clock”; announce USA tour

On September 7th, Metal Blade Records will release Cruel Magic, the new album by English NWOBHM legends Satan! For a preview of Cruel Magic, head over to metalblade.com/satan, where you can watch the video for the first single, “The Doomsday Clock”, and pre-order the album in the following formats:


–ltd. Boxset (incl. Digipak-CD, excl. bonus-CD, excl. dead gold-marbled vinyl w/excl. bonus-LP, 75×75 cm flag, circular 12″ back patch, five A4 art prints, A4 photo card, numbered certificate)
–Digipak-CD (EU exclusive)
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–clear vinyl (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
–red/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–water blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–steel grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – US exclusive)
–yellow/ochre-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)

Satan comments: “Not everyone believes in magic but you all better believe in ‘Cruel Magic‘. This album is going to change everything, and we are ready for it. Satan is calling you!”

Bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83′s seminal Court In the Act and ’87′s Suspended Sentence, Satan make it abundantly clear with their upcoming new album that in 2018, they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle upon Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015′s mighty Atom By Atom – and in the process, displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

Tracking the album at First Avenue Studio, they further demonstrated their trust and rapport with past collaborators, recruiting engineer Dave Curle and Dario Mollo to handle the mix, letting them handle the technical side of things so the quintet could focus all of their energies on giving the best performances. Confident in the songs they had written and how they wanted them to sound made the process a very easy one, walking out of the studio with a record of which they are understandably proud, and will reign supreme in the speakers and headphones of metalheads the world over when it drops in September. “We truly feel we’ve got it 100% right this time, the balance between considered content and reckless performance. We always break loose on stage so why not on record?”

Cruel Magic track-listing:
1. Into The Mouth Of Eternity
2. Cruel Magic
3. The Doomsday Clock
4. Legions Hellbound
5. Ophidian
6. My Prophetic Soul
7. Death Knell For A King
8. Who Among Us
9. Ghosts Of Monongah
10. Mortality

In support of Cruel Magic, Satan will head out on the road this October for a USA tour, which includes an appearance at the Frost and Fire IV festival in Ventura, CA. See below for all dates!


Satan tour dates
Oct. 5 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Oct. 6 – Ventura, CA – Frost And Fire IV
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Whiskey
Oct. 8 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
Oct. 9 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct. 10 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Oct. 11 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Oct. 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Oct. 13 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
Oct. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

Satan line-up:
Brian Ross – Vocals
Russ Tippins – Guitars
Steve Ramsey – Guitars
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

Satan online:
http://www.satanmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage
https://twitter.com/SatanUK

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Devin Townsend Debuts Orchestral Live Performance Of “Regulator” From Upcoming New Blu-ray

Devin Townsend has debuted a live video of “Regulator” being performed in Bulgaria with the aid of the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. The footage comes from his upcoming live set, “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv“ which will be released on July 06th. That release primarily captures a special 20th anniversary performance of “Ocean Machine: Biomech” that took place on September 22nd, 2017 at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Comments Devin Townsend:

“Hello again folks, dev here again…head above water for a minute from the massive writing period I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do. Today, i’m proud that we can release another track from the upcoming ‘Live at the Ancient Theatre’ Performance. This one comes in the form of ‘Regulator’ from the Ocean Machine portion of the set.

This DVD is a really important part of my work to date, as it not only summarizes a large portion of my musical output, but also swings right back around to the first true solo album, Ocean Machine, with the original bassist, John Harder, joining me onstage.

When all is said and done, this DVD acts as a powerful swan song for this portion of my career, and I am excited for people to actually get the whole thing into their worlds.

As always, thank you for the ability to do what I do, and I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Devin“

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Mark “Barney” Greenway Reveals Mitch Harris Has Already Played Guitar On Napalm Death’s Upcoming New Full-Length

Napalm Death vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway spoke to Metal Wani about the work progress for their upcoming new effort.

States Barney: “The music is recorded to a point, and I’m working on the vocals at the moment and the lyrics and stuff. Realistically, it’ll be released next year, I think.”

The group’s frontman also confirmed that guitarist Mitch Harris, who has been going on hiatus from Napalm Death in late 2014 to focus on his family, will be involved with the band’s next full-length.

Reveals Greenway: “Mitch has played guitar on the album so far. I don’t know what Mitch is gonna do outside of recording, to be honest with you. But I can officially say he has played on the album.”

Check out the entire chat below:

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