Burzum Mainman Varg Vikernes Slams “Lords Of Chaos” Movie

Varg Vikernes, the infamous musician behind one man black metal band Burzum, former Mayhem bassist and subject of the new movie, “Lords Of Chaos,” has spoke out against the movie on his YouTube channel, Thulean Perspective. You can check out what he had to say below. The video’s written intro states:

“Yes, I really didn’t plan to do a video about this, but I did anyhow, because… goys just wanna have fun, you know. BTW: They sent me the script for the film (ages ago), so yes, I would know what is in it.”

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Decembre Noir Premiere New Song “Barricades” From Upcoming New Album “Autumn Kings”

DÉCEMBRE NOIR premiere their new song “Barricades”. It is the second single release off the band’s forthcoming third album Autumn Kings, which is set to be released on November 9th via Lifeforce Records.

The new single is now streaming via Youtube for below:

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Mors Subita Premiere New Song “Into the Pitch Black”

Finnish modern melodic death metal band MORS SUBITA release second single “Into the Pitch Black” from heir upcoming album due to be released in April 6th 2018 by Inverse Records.

Watch INTO THE PITCH BLACK video on Youtube below:

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Bloodway Posts “Midnight Scout” Video

Romania’s Bloodway will release a new album on November 3rd, 2017 and today a new video comes online heralding that release. Check out “Midnight Scout” — the first single from “A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues” — in the YouTube player below.

Bloodway cements an ongoing relationship with I, Voidhanger Records with this album, closing chapter of a trilogy that started in 2014 with the “Sunstone Voyager And The Clandestine Horizon” EP and continued the following year with the band’s first full-length album, “Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams.”

Led by artist Costin Chioreanu, Bloodway blends black metal, progressive metal, heavy rock and psychedelia in equal parts, forging a very peculiar style that revolves around deep emotions and dark inner visions.

“In this new chapter the same character from the previous albums returns to the world of humans, but with a different and larger perspective, animated by his experiences and mental transformations,” Chioreanu explains. “The world is nothing but a prison, with virtual walls risen from the controlled collective intellect, where all the prisoners are locked in by themselves. Everyone is free to go and live outside the so-called system, but nobody really wants to leave the
cells for the unknown.”

1. Not Whom, But Where (feat. Tomas Lindberg) (2:21)
2. The Startling Grotesque (5:04)
3. Don’t Wake The Void (8:09)
4. Midlight Scout (6:15)
5. Prison Paradise (7:25)
6. The Incident (6:25)
7. Encounters To Pray For (4:54)
8. A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues (feat. Mat McNerney) (5:11)

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Oni Covers Linkin Park’s “A Place For My Head”

Technical progressive metal band Oni has publicly cited Linkin Park as a longtime influence, and after the recent untimely death of vocalist Chester Bennington, the band decided to enter the studio to record a cover track and pay homage to that fallen musical hero.

Check out Oni’s metal-charged cover of the classic Linkin Park track, “A Place For My Head,” in the YouTube player below. Frontman Jake Oni comments:

“Linkin Park was the first band that introduced me into heavier music, which ultimately lead me down my path of metal. His voice and lyrics affected so many people, especially me. The world will not be the same without Chester Bennington. We decided to record this cover as a tribute to Linkin Park and Chester. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fans.”

ONI recently wrapped up tours with Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, Deafheaven, and Code Orange, and has even more touring plans scheduled for the fall, to be announced soon. Stay tuned for more information.

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Pathology Streaming Full Self-Titled Album

Out now via Comatose Music, the entire new self-titled Pathology album has come online for streaming. Check it out in the YouTube player below or grab your own copy at Bandcamp here. The “Pathology” track listing is as follows:

1. Lamentation
2. Dolorous
3. Litany
4. Servitors
5. Dissevered
6. Putrescent
7. Doth
8. Shudder
9. Opprobrium
10. Vermilion

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The Convalescence Releases “Scum” Video

Recent Unique Leader signees The Convalescence will release new album “This Is Hell” via Unique Leader Records on September 1st, 2017.

The ten-track offering was produced by John Burke (Forever In Terror, Captain Kid), at Vibe Studios, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Beyond Creation) at The Grid and comes wrapped in the macabre cover art of Coki Greenway.

In advance of its release, today the band is pleased to unveil a disturbing visual accompaniment to latest album single “Scum” – check it out in the YouTube clip below. You can also catch the band live on these upcoming tour dates:

w/ Venom Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust:
9/01/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
9/02/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
9/03/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/04/2017 The Low Beat – Albany, NY *
9/05/2017 Bungalow Bar – Manchester, NH *
9/06/2017 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
9/07/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/08/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
9/09/2017 Full Terror Metal Fest – Cave In Rock, IL
9/10/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/11/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
9/13/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
9/14/2017 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
9/16/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
9/18/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
9/19/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/21/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
9/23/2017 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
9/24/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/25/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA
9/28/2017 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
9/29/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/30/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL
10/01/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/02/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/07/2017 The Realm – Toledeo, OH *
* THE CONVALESCENCE only

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Brendon Small Returns With “Galaktikon II: Become The Storm”

Brendon Small – the mastermind behind massive metal band Dethklok and the Metalocalypse show – has been teasing a new chapter of his popular Galaktikon saga for months. After spending the past two years writing and recording new material and dropping random hints throughout the media and at appearances, the wait is over.

This year, marking the 10 year anniversary of his breakout Dethklok release, “The Dethalbum,” Brendon Small will reveal his upcoming high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album, “Galaktikon II: Become The Storm.”

The album will be released via physical and digital retailers on August 25th, 2017 (Megaforce Records/MRI), with digital pre-orders set to become available next Friday, June 2nd.

Take a 360° hyperspeed trip through the galaxy and hear a clip of brand new music via the YouTube player below.

“Galaktikon II: Become The Storm” follows the space-age theme of 2012’s original Galaktikon album, with a conceptual storyline and a heavier, darker, more brutal sound. In addition to Brendon Small on vocals and guitar, the new album will feature acclaimed musicians and Dethklok alum Bryan Beller (bass/The Aristocrats, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai) and Gene Hoglan (drums/Testament, Death, Dark Angel). The release was co-produced by Small and Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Ulrich Wild, who also worked behind the board on the Dethklok albums.

“This record is a combination of all the sounds I’ve been making throughout my creative life,” says Brendon Small. “It’s as heavy as I want it to be and melodic as I want it to be – it’s the bigger, darker record I wanted to hear. And what a way to celebrate my 10 year anniversary of making metal with Gene, Bryan and Ulrich, some of the best in the industry. I’m excited to have it live inside listeners’ heads and let their imaginations take over!”

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Black Metal Celebration “Black II” Details Announced

For it’s second year, “Black” – Vancouver’s assembly celebrating everything black metal – is being held at the Rickshaw Theatre on June 10th.

This year’s event will have an art exhibition of black metal culture featuring works from Kevin Eisenlord and lord of logos Christophe Szpajdel. In addition to showcasing black metal art, Szpajdel will be hosting a very special live art performance piece plus will be joined by Youtube sensation Vegan Black Metal Chef for a live cooking segment on stage along with serving a vegan buffet (wrist bands will be sold for the buffet at $10).

There will also be a short documentary showing about Christophe Szpajdel and his work over the years in the black metal community. Closing the night’s festivities will be local black metal band Svneater. Full details are available here.

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