Monthly Archives November 2020

BEATEN TO DEATH – Debut New Music Video

Norwegian grindcore innovators BEATEN TO DEATH have just unleashed a music video for a brand new song off their new album “Laat maar, ik verhuis naar het bos”, now available only on vinyl. 

Titled “Flatulence of Emotions”, this new track is also featured on the EP “Laat maar, deel een: ik verhuis naar Mastbos”, the first of a series of four EPS containing different versions of album’s tracks that will be available strictly on digital format. 

The music video features live footage from the band and is now playing at Heavy Blog Is Heavy, who commented “The track itself is composed of everything we’ve come to love about these guys; the guitar track is robust and punishing, the drums move at a blistering, machine gun pace, and the vocals are the perfect balance bet...

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PANTERA – “Far Beyond Driven” In 3D

A 3D version of the cover art for PANTERA’s platinum-certified 1994 album “Far Beyond Driven” has been unveiled for pre-order. KnuckleBonz are manufacturing the piece as part of their ‘3D Vinyl’ line with a total of 1,994 hand-painted pieces to be made available. You can pre-order it now here. A 20th anniversary edition of “Far Beyond Driven” was released back in 2014.

“The preeminent metal band of the early to mid-’90s, Pantera put to rest any and all remnants of the ’80s metal scene, almost single-handedly demolishing any notion that hair metal, speed metal, power metal, et al., were anything but passé...

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SLIPKNOT – Knotfest Brazil Announced

SLIPKNOT have announced the first ever Knotfest Brazil which will take place at Sambódromo do Anhembi in São Paulo, on December 19th 2021. More than just a festival, Knotfest is an event that celebrates all cultural aspects of heavy music. Knotfest is a gathering of the biggest and heaviest bands in the world, a phenomenon created by the multi-platinum Slipknot. Launched in 2012, the festival established itself in the United States and has consistently expanded its offerings across the globe, with events in Japan, Mexico, Colombia and France. Tickets will be available from 10am Brasilia Standard Time on Thursday, November 26th at

Knotfest Brazil is the realization of a partnership between 30 Entertainment and 5B Artists+Media...

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POWER TRIP – Nominated For A Grammy

Organizers of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have announced nominees for the “Best Metal Performance” award, and those up for the honor include POWER TRIPCode Orange, and Body Count.

The Grammy Awards will be televised on Sunday, January 31 at 8pm EST on CBS.

“Best Metal Performance” nominees are as follows:

Body Count – “Bum-Rush”
Code Orange – “Underneath”
Poppy – “Bloodmoney”
In This Moment – “The In-Between”
Power Trip – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live”

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SUNDROWNED – Debut New Song

Fysisk Format is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian post-black-metal newcomers SUNDROWNED for the release of their debut album “Become Ethereal”, which is set for release on March 19th. 

With a sound reminiscent of bands like AlcestRosetta and DeafheavenSundrowned is primarily the solo project of Jone Amundsen Piscopo and is joined by Aron EggertssonGabriel Innocent and Markus Jakobsen live and on the album.

Recorded and mixed by Ørjan Kristoffersen Lund (NAG, Avast, Agenda) at his Bridge Burner Recording in Stavanger and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, Sleep, Nails) at Audiosiege, “Become Ethereal” is the first album in a series exploring the different facets of humanity seen through the lens of classical alchemy and the search for perfection...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have announced “Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza,” a livestream event that will take place on Friday, December 18. The event will feature live performance, special guests and more and is slated to air 4pm PST and 7pm EST.

Tickets and merch bundles are available now via:

Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments: “We in The Black Dahlia Murder have been hard at work assembling what will surely be the most major holiday event since Tickle Me Elmo dropped. Live music from albums new and old, skits, cartoons, Ham Sanitizer…it’s all here and waiting for your eager bloodshot eyeballs to blissfully consume! Clear your calendars for Dec 18!!! You won’t want to miss it!”

Report: Elizabeth Short, Jigsaw and Temple Of Th...

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SCOUR – Debut New Song

SCOUR — the extreme metal collective boasting Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Superjoint, etc.), John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, ex-Cattle Decapitation), Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) — have unveiled a video for the latest single from their new EP, The Black, which is due out November 27 through Housecore Records.

Comments Anselmo of the latest track available for public consumption: “We’ve all been inundated with propaganda over our entire lifetimes. The modern day is no different, and this song drives the point home...

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Rock And Roll Death Brigade Podcast #27

Legendary rock journalist, Randy “Rocket” Cody, returns with a new episode of Rock And Roll Death Brigade Podcast, featuring music by Rob Zombie, Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin. Check it out down below.

THE METAL DEN ( is an online webzine that promotes hard rock and heavy metal music, offering regularly updated news content, interviews, CD/DVD reviews, remixes/mashups, and investigative reports. THE METAL DEN, also referred to commonly as “TMD”, enjoys readers in over 100 countries around the world. TMD’s owner and editor, Randy “Rocket” Cody, launched the webzine initially in February of 2005 via Myspace, while writing for leading heavy metal site

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MUD FACTORY – Sign With Wormholedeath Records

Serbian groove/death metal act MUD FACTORY signed with Wormholedeath a deal for the release of their album “The Sins of Our Fathers”.“The Sins of Our Fathers” will be out on all digital platforms on 11/12/2020.

Pre order is available HERE

The band stated:Long awaited first LP of Serbian groove/death metal band Mud Factory comes directly from the hands of the mighty Fredrik Nordström who mixed and mastered this record in his Fredman studio in Gothenburg. This studio is well known for producing legendary albums of Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Architects, Bring Me the Horizon, Soilwork, At the Gates and more. “

“..there really is everything here, from brutal deathcore, through thrash and groove, to the considerable influence of stoner sound”

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EXODUS – Reveal New Album Title

EXODUS has announced “Persona Non Grata” as the title of its long-awaited new album, slated to drop in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers’ next disc will be the follow-up to 2014’s “Blood In Blood Out”, which was their first release since the departure of the group’s lead singer of nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of Steve “Zetro” Souza, who previously fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004.

“Persona Non Grata” was recorded at a studio in Lake Almanor, California and was engineered by Steve Lagudi and EXODUS. It was produced by EXODUS and it is currently being mixed by Andy Sneap.

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt shared the album title in an Instagram post, writing in an accompanying caption: “Early indica...

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