Monthly Archives August 2020

EN-STIGMA – Remastered “Reforming The Universe”

EN-STIGMA is a project of the bassist Vonifatios which was created in 2014 and is categorized as Galactic Progressive Metal. The first release was the single “Infernal Shadows” which was uploaded on youtube as a single. The spring of 2018 recordings for the album ”Reforming the Universe” began and were finished in October of 2018. For this work, En-Stigma had the help of George Tzachristas (lead guitars, keys, drum programming, growls), Anastasios Nikolaou (vocals), Anastasios Seremetis (oud), Glory (vocals), Alex Seretis (vocals), Infernal Lord (vocals), Helen Tragoudara (vocals), Constantine Tsapos (guitar solo).

En-Stigma have now released the remastered and the remastered deluxe versions of the “Reforming the Universe” album and are also creating more music for new record...

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METALLICA – Kirk Hammett Has 600 Song Ideas

Kirk Can Be Forgetful At Times: “Has anyone seen my iPhone?”

This is not a joke. METALLICA‘s guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed he has some 600 song ideas for the band’s forthcoming new album. Hammett of course wasn’t as involved as he wanted to be in the group’s latest studio album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct“ after infamously losing his iPhone which had over 250 song ideas on it.

Kirk recently told Uproxx of his progress with new songs:

“We [Metallica] have weekly check-ins, and the dialogue has been steered towards what we’re going to be doing in the immediate future. And I’ve been using this time to go through all my musical ideas that I’ve come up with. In the last three or four years, it’s over 600 ideas.

It’s taken me a couple of months to go thro...

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KATAKLYSM – Debut New Song

Canadian metal act KATAKLYSM have premiered the second single from their upcoming studio album, Unconquered (due out September 25 through Nuclear Blast). The group’s music video for new track “Underneath the Scars” can be found above.

Frontman Maurizio Iacono comments: “‘Underneath the Scars’ is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite the world’s metalheads into straight headbanging madness. We look forward to bringing this beast live when the time comes. Since all the Kataklysm members live in different states and countries as well as all the travel restrictions in place, there was no way we could get together and film another concept video as we had planned...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – “Go To Hell”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have shared a cover of Megadeth‘s “Go To Hell.” As the band explain below, they had hoped to potentially get it included in the newly released film ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music‘. They commented:

“We covered this Megadeth song from the “Bogus Journey” sequel in hopes that we could weasel our way on to the Bill and Ted 3 soundtrack. It didn’t pan out, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t rule”

While the cover didn’t make the cut for the film and its soundtrack, new songs from Mastodon, Lamb Of God and more did.

On the morning of January 15, 1947, a mother taking her child for a walk in a Los Angeles neighborhood stumbled upon a gruesome sight: the body of a young naked woman sliced clean in half at the waist.

The body was just a fe...

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JOHN 5 – “Live Invasion” Trailer Posted

Ex-MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 is slated to release “Live Invasion” next week.

Captured at different locations all over the USA during John‘s 2019 “Invasion” tour, the set includes — for the first time ever — the full JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES experience on DVD, bringing the fans closer than ever before. The performance also includes a guest appearance by Michael Anthony (VAN HALEN), Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) and Fred Coury (CINDERELLA).

Pre-orders are available now for the CD/DVD set, 2LP colored vinyl and exclusive merch bundles at John5store.com.

“Live Invasion” will be released for full digital streaming on September 4, along with the full concert film also available for digital purchase in 4K ultra HD...

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CRADLE OF FILTH – To Live Stream Concert

CRADLE OF FILTH have announced a live stream concert from St. Mary’s Church, Colchester Art Centre, England for the date of October, 30th.

Dani Filth states: “As a band, Cradle of Filth are over-the-moon to be performing again and in such an iconic location close to Dani’s home county of Suffolk here in England. It will be a celebration of not only Halloween and all its ghoulish accouterments, but also of the new Cradle of Filth album being completed, a process that helped neutralize the banality of the lockdown, gifting the band with a deadline-free (and thus stress-free) studio session. And thus helping make the new album the best the band has written, period...

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ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS – Drop Video

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, the project featuring FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell, plan to release their second full-length album, “Apocrypha”, on October 9 via Dissonance Productions. The recording will be available on CD, two limited vinyl formats and through all major digital outlets.

The official music video for “Ghost Heart”, the first single from “Apocrypha”, can be viewed above.

Comments Bell: “I am very proud to present the first single, ‘Ghost Heart’, from our latest recording, ‘Apocrypha’. The song was recorded exactly the way I wanted it to sound; powerfully mysterious, which also describes the video created by Victor Hugo-Borge. A surreal landscape for the cinematic tones that is the moving track ‘Ghost Heart’.”

Born of life, love and spirituality, Bell‘s un...

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THURISAZ – Streaming New Album In Its Entirety

Belgian doom-metal collective THURISAZ are now streaming their entire new album “Re-Incentive” ahead of its release next Tuesday, September 1st. 

Head over to Distorted Sound and listen to “Re-Incentive” in its entirety. 

If you missed it, the video for leading single “Monologue” is still playing at this location and for”The Veil” here.

Recorded and engineered at CCR Studio by Kris BeleanMettez Nick and Theuwen Peter, and mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren, the follow up to 2015’s “The Pulse of Mourning” fourth album shows a band in full command of their craft, perfectly balancing a dark, heavy atmosphere with some poignant and beautiful melodies...

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LAMB OF GOD – Debut “The Death of Us” Song

LAMB OF GOD have unleashed their new song “The Death of Us,” which appears on the soundtrack of the new film, Bill & Ted Face The Music (both the soundtrack and the film were released this week). You can have a listen above.

“A linchpin of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal movement, with an uncompromising approach that garnered both respect and sales, Richmond, Virginia’s Lamb of God started out using a more inauspicious name. Employing a versatile blend of metalcore, thrash, punk, sludge, and groove-laden death metal, the band issued an eponymous full-length outing under the moniker Burn the Priest before changing their name in 1999 to avoid being mistaken for a Satanic metal outfit...

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SEPULTURA – New Quarantined Performance

SEPULTURA have released a quarantined performance of “Vandals Nest” with a guest spot from Testament, etc. guitarist Alex Skolnick. The original studio version of the song appears on the band’s 2017 release, “Machine Messiah“. The performance saw a release via Sepultura‘s weekly quarantined series, ‘SepulQuarta.’

“From their humble beginnings in Belo Horizonte, Sepultura became the most successful Brazilian heavy metal band in history. Over a ten-year period, the group grew from strength to strength, transforming themselves from a primitive death metal ensemble with early recordings such as 1987’s Schizophrenia into one of the leading creative trendsetters of the international aggressive music scene by the time of 1989’s Beneath the Remains...

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