Electric Wizard’s New Album, “Wizard Bloody Wizard” Pushed Back One Week

British doom metal favourites Electric Wizard has confirmed that their new album, “Wizard Bloody Wizard” will be released a week later than expected. A statement from their label Spinefarm Records reads:

“Due to production delays, the release of Electric Wizard’s Wizard Bloody Wizard has been pushed back one week, and will now be available on 17 November 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, and hope everyone who listens to the new album will agree it was worth the wait.”

“Wizard Bloody Wizard” will feature six tracks including the single, “See You In He and will be their first album since 2014’s, “Time To Die.” The tracklisting for the record is as follows:

1. See You In Hell
2. Necromania
3. Hear The Sirens Scream
4. The Reaper
5. Wicked Caresses
6. Mourning of the Magicians

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Zafakon Issues 2016 Year-End Update

Zafakon just checked in with this year-end announcement about upcoming live activity and releasing a new video:

“We won’t be playing more shows for the remainder of year. This has been a roller coaster of a year and we want to thank everyone that came out to watch us play this year. 2017 is going to be very intense, so we want to rest for the holidays and get back to work for you guys right after.

“We will release the video for ‘Sirens’ very, very soon. We will post updates about it in the coming weeks and trust us, it will be worth the wait.

“The year is not over yet and we got a HUGE announcement for you at the end of the year, stay tuned.

“We have always been grateful for your support since day one, but this year you guys reassure us why we keep doing this. Spread the word. THANK YOU!”

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The Kennedy Veil Gearing Up To Record New Album

After recruiting a new vocalist back in September, The Kennedy Veil is preparing to track a new full-length album. The band had this update to offer fans:

“Less than 3 weeks until we begin recording our follow-up to ‘Trinity of Falsehood!’ Thank you guys for being patient, this will be worth the wait! We’ll be posting updates on the writing and recording process as much as we can, so be on the lookout for more clips. Here’s one of Gabe Seeber working on some sections for a new song.”

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Novembers Doom Recording New Album

Following the 2014 full-length album release “Bled White” (reviewed here), Novembers Doom has now entered the studio to work on a new album. The band comments:

“Since we’re held up in the studio, creating our newest opus, I wish we had something to share with you for Halloween… A treat if you will. All we can offer you at this time, is the promise, it’s worth the wait. SOON.”

Stay tuned for more info on the album, and in the mean time you can check out “Bled White” below.

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Altar Of Oblivion Streaming “State Of Decay”

Altar Of Oblivion is streaming a new single titled “State Of Decay” and taken off the upcoming “Barren Grounds” EP. Shadow Kingdom Records comments:

“It’s been eternity until the masters of Denmark doom metal have come out of their cave to unleash some new doom upon our souls! It was certainly well worth the wait! This is remarkable! A much more in-depth description will be released soon, but for now, let the music speak for itself! This is going to be another MASTERPIECE!”

The “Barren Grounds” EP is coming August 30th, 2016 and will feature the following track listing:

1. State of Decay
2. Serenity
3. Barren Grounds
4. Lost

Barren Grounds by ALTAR OF OBLIVION

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It Lies Within Streams Full New “Paramount” Album

Metalcore quintet It Lies Within will release sophomore album “Paramount” on January 8th, but you can hear it early today through the playlist below.

The record has a handful of guest vocalists including Telle Smith (The Word Alive), Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King) and Jonny Mcbee (The Browning). McBee co-produced the album as well with As They Sleep guitarist Nick Morris.

“Words cannot express how excited we are to release the album ‘Paramount,'” says vocalist Zachary Scott. “It’s been a long time coming, but well worth the wait. This album infuses many styles of metal along with some extra flare on the production side. We are excited to take our message to a larger platform with this album. Musically it’s a roller coaster ride from the start to finish. We hope you enjoy the ride.“

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God Of Atheists Comments On New Album Delays

Every couple of aeons a trickle of info flows out about the pipe dream that is the God Of Atheists project, and now the latest aeon has passed and it’s time for another update on how we’re not getting that album any time soon. Asgeir Mickelson comments:

“Yes, this takes forever, but here’s kind of good news. Carl August Tidemann has been struggling for a long time with so called ‘tennis elbow’ (a form of tendinitis) and has been forced to not play guitar while in treatment.

“However, he just started playing (carefully) again and it looks like he’ll have his chops back soon and able to record the last few solos (which also happen to be the most shredding parts). Lars K. Norberg is still busy studying music and jumped straight from finishing his master degree to working on a doctor degree in metal studies. How cool is that? A doctor’s degree in metal! I’ll gladly let Dr. Metal play bass on my album!

“Why am I waiting for these guys to finish? Why don’t I just get someone else or do it myself? Simply because I have all the time in the world to make this sound the way I want it, and my playing abilities are not even close to what these guys are capable of. I do know how to riff on a guitar, but trust me, you don’t want to hear me play solos… I also want ONE line-up on the album.

“When you hear (for example) a solo you should not have to check the booklet to see who’s playing on that particular song. Plus, I asked these guys to join because I like the way they play.
So, sorry for yet another delay but when this thing is released it will be forever. Hopefully it will be worth the wait.”

This project – featuring keyboards from Ihsahn and vocals from Vibeke Stene – was voted our most anticipated album of the year…. back in 2013.

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Ad Nauseam Releasing New Album “Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est”

On March 31st, Lavadome Productions will release “Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est,” the debut album from Italian quartet Ad Nauseam. The label also comments:

“‘Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est’ lights the path into the realms of atonal and dissonant discomfort, while erupting into ominous, lacerating death metal riffing of highest caliber. The mind blowing, punishing tension results in an experience is harrowing and mesmerizing at once.

“The dual vocal attack reinforces the full front assault, one that is seamlessly integrated with contemporary classical influences (including piano and violins from guitarist Andrea P.). Indeed the growing effect of the record twists the nervous system beyond the limits of sanity (one’s perception). The floodgates of creativity are fully open and many powers channeled.

“The album was five years in the making and well worth the wait. The band has recorded and mixed the album in their own studio, even making some of its own equipment to capture the sound exactly as intended. The painstaking effort was driven by passion, energy, and creativity, collectively harnessed to ensure that mediocrity was crushed in the quest to create something relatively unique without abandoning familiar (and beloved) death metal constructs. ‘Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est’ will undoubtedly appeal to fans of Gorguts, Ulcerate, Hate Eternal, Deathspell Omega, Human Remains, Ved Buens Ende and other genre visionaries.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. My Buried Dream
2. Key To Timeless Laws
3. La Maison Diev
4. Into The Void Eye
5. Terror Haze
6. Lost In The Antiverse
7. The Black Veil Of Original Flaw
8. Superimposing Mere Will And Sheer Need

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Slice The Cake Pushes Back “Odyseey To The West” Release

Slice The Cake has issued the following statement about pushing back the release of the band’s new album:

“We regret to announce that ‘Odyssey to the West’ will no longer be released on March 1st. The album is near enough done but we ended up making the decision a few days ago that it would be better to take a bit of extra time to make sure that absolutely everything is perfect before releasing it.

“We feel this is truly our magnum opus and the extra time will make the difference between a great album and an unforgettable one.

“Aside from that, we want to make sure this album hits as hard as it possibly can when it drops, and this will enable us to get a few more things arranged behind the scenes that will help with the launch.

“To soften the blow a bit, we will be releasing 8 whole minutes of new music in the form of a single on March 1st, and soon after we will be able to reveal the new release date. We’re sorry for the disappointment, but we can guarantee it’ll be worth the wait!”

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Slice The Cake Pushes Back “Odyseey To The West” Release

Slice The Cake has issued the following statement about pushing back the release of the band’s new album:

“We regret to announce that ‘Odyssey to the West’ will no longer be released on March 1st. The album is near enough done but we ended up making the decision a few days ago that it would be better to take a bit of extra time to make sure that absolutely everything is perfect before releasing it.

“We feel this is truly our magnum opus and the extra time will make the difference between a great album and an unforgettable one.

“Aside from that, we want to make sure this album hits as hard as it possibly can when it drops, and this will enable us to get a few more things arranged behind the scenes that will help with the launch.

“To soften the blow a bit, we will be releasing 8 whole minutes of new music in the form of a single on March 1st, and soon after we will be able to reveal the new release date. We’re sorry for the disappointment, but we can guarantee it’ll be worth the wait!”

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