Monthly Archives August 2017

SEPTICFLESH – Streaming New Album In Its Entirety

SEPTICFLESH has unveiled a full stream of their new album, Codex Omega, which will hit streets tomorrow (September 1) through Season Of Mist. The record can be heard now HERE via Loudwire.

Septic Flesh split-up in 2003 and then reunited in 2007 as Septicflesh. The name change to “Septicflesh” has been confirmed by Christos in a Lords of Metal interview. The reason behind the decision was that it looked better, although the meaning was the same. Biography Athens, Attica, Greece (1990 – 2003, 2007 – present) Hailing from Athens, Attica, Greece, Septic Flesh was founded in 1990. Their sound is a mixed of death metal and gothic metal (or gothic death metal) with elements of doom metal...

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CANNABIS CORPSE has unleashed a new song “The 420th Crusade”. Check it out HERE. The track appears on the band’s new album “Left Hand Pass”, which is slated to hit stores September 8th via Season Of Mist. October will find the group out across North America alongside Soulfly, who will be performing Nailbomb‘s “Point Blank” in full on the trek. Get those dates here.

Turning a classic album title such as ENTOMBED’s ‘Left Hand Path’ into a weedy phrase would normally be punishable by having to listen to the worst of MODERN TALKING on continued play. Yet CANNABIS CORPSE not only get away with it, but the death metal and pot aficionados are actually doing exactly what their massive following is happily demanding of the Americans.

CANNABIS CORPSE were conceived out of a passio...

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KREATOR – European Tour Dates Announced

German thrash act KREATOR have announced the upcoming second European tour for early 2018. January of next year will see the band tour cities that have not been covered on the recent runs and bring along label mates Decapitated as well as Dagoba.

The band is still touring in support of the chart-topping album “Gods Of Violence,” which was released in early 2017 and received raving reviews from all over the planet – including right here at Metal

Commented Mille Petrozza: “Hordes! Do not miss this night of absolute aggression on our second European tour for Gods Of Violence! See you in the pit!”

The dates and venues are as follows:

11.01.2018 FR – Lille, Splendid
12.01.2018 FR – Reims, Cartonnerie
13.01.2018 FR – Rouen, Le 106
14.01.2018 FR – Bordeaux, Le Rocher Palmer

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METALLICA – “Master Of Puppets” Re-Issue Details

METALLICA will reissue third album, “Master of Puppets,” on November 10th via the band’s own Blackened Recordings.

The album has been remastered and will be available in various digital and physical configurations, from a regular CD all the way up to a box set.

Pre-orders are available HERE where fans can see the full package details and track listing. Those who pre-order the standard album will receive an instant download of “Disposable Heroes (Remastered).”

The “Master of Puppets: reissue will be available physically as a standard LP, standard CD, 3 CD expanded edition, and a limited edition deluxe box set. Watch James Hetfield unbox the reissue below.

“Master of Puppets” was originally released on March 3rd, 1986, via Elektra Records and went on to become the first Metallica album t...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Begun To Work On Demo Songs

Massachusetts metal veterans KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been working on new material as-of-late for their next record and follow-up to 2016’s Incarnate. The band has offered up the following update (see Instagram post below):

“Jam sessions starting up in October, demos are getting cranked out! 2018 we will be dropping some music and getting back on the road once again!”

Killswitch Engage is a melodic metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, United States.

Formed in 1999 after the disbandment of Overcast and Aftershock. Killswitch Engage’s current lineup consists of vocalist Jesse Leach, bassist Mike D’Antonio, guitarists Joel Stroetzel and Adam Dutkiewicz, and drummer Justin Foley...

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DREAM THEATER – U.S. Tour Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER is returning to the U.S. in late October through early December in support of the 25th anniversary of the “Images & Words” album. Currently announced dates are available below, and the band comments:

“We know that this is such an important album to so many of our fans, both old and new, so we plan on making this a really special night…by playing ‘I&W’ in its entirety as well as breaking out some rare material (and a few of our latest tunes) in order to make this landmark evening compete. We hope to see all of you there!”

OCT 25 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
OCT 26 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
OCT 28 Chandler Center Phoenix, AZ
OCT 29 Kiva Auditorium Albuquerque, NM
OCT 31 Paramount Theater Denver, CO
NOV 2 Orpheum Theatre Wichita, KS
NOV 3 Chicago Theater Chicago, IL
NOV 4 Peori...

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ANTHRAX – Release “In The End” Music Video

ANTHRAX have uploaded a new music video for the track “In The End” in tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio and PANTERA’s “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. That track originally appeared on their 2011 album, “Worship Music”.

Anthrax also went on the record to shoot down a rumored tour with Suicidal Tendencies and Overkill. The band commented of that:

“Hey guys – we’ve been reading about this tour that we’re supposed to be doing next year with Suicidal Tendencies and Overkill. While we love all those guys, we have no plans to tour together next year.

We’ve got all kinds of GREAT things that we’re planning for 2018, but this tour is not one of them.

Stay connected with us and we’ll give you the real info.


Band Members

Joey Belladonna

Frank Bello

Charlie Benante


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DYSCARNATE – Streaming New Song

UK death metal act DYSCARNATE has debuted a new song from their forthcoming album, With All Their Might, which will hit streets on September 15 through Unique Leader Records. The track “Traitors In The Palace” can be streamed HERE.

Cited as “one of the best death metal albums to come out of the UK in the last twenty years” by Metal Hammer’s Dom Lawson, Dyscarnate’s devastating new record ‘And So It Came To Pass’ has been met with an unprecedented reaction from both international press and fans. Like the 300 Spartans, Dyscarnate show what effect a small, but elite force can have when focused on a common goal; annihilating everything that stands before them...

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RED FANG – New Tour Dates Announced

RED FANG have booked a string of West Coast shows with Bloodclot and Fireball Ministry. Their current North American dates run as follows:

09/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Crucial Fest
09/03 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
10/17 Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
10/19 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s (feat. Bloodclot)
10/20 Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre (feat. Bloodclot)
10/21 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s (feat. Bloodclot)
10/23 San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/25 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar (feat. Fireball Ministry)
10/26 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom (feat. Fireball Ministry)
10/27 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar (feat. Fireball Ministry)
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (feat. Fireball Ministry)

Ever since their inception in 2005, Portland’s RED FANG have strived to write heavy, catchy m...

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EPICA – Animated Music Video Released

EPICA will make their awaited return to North America in only a few short days for The Ultimate Principle Tour with supports Lacuna Coil, Insomnium and Elantris. In anticipation, the band has premiered a video for their new song, “Immortal Melancholy”. The song is featured on the upcoming EP, The Solace System, due out on Friday (September 1st) via Nuclear Blast.

The animated video for “Immortal Melancholy” was created/produced by anime-master Davide Cilloni, and follows his previous video for Epica’s masterful title track, “The Solace System”. View HERE.

Epica will arrive in North America on Thursday, August 31st to kick off The Ultimate Principle Tour in Boston, MA. The band’s tour in support of The Solace System will continue through September.

With their latest ma...

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