Category METAL NEWS

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS – Launch New Album Teaser





BETRAYING THE MARTYRS have launched an album teaser video in anticipation of their upcoming third full-length album “The Resilient,” out January 27 on Sumerian Records

Check out the teaser video HERE.

Pre-order bundles and digital pre-orders are now available along with their new singles “Lost For Words” and “The Great Disillusion”. PRE-ORDERS AT: http://sumerianmerch.com

The band says, “After over a year and a half of hard work, taking into consideration our strengths and our weaknesses, looking back on our success and more importantly our downfalls, we can honestly say that this is by far the best material we have written since the beginning of this incredible journey.”

Catch BTM on tour in Europe w/ Chelsea Grin, Make Them Suffer, and Void of Vision February 3rd through ...

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STEVE GRIMMETT – Remains In South American Hospital





Vocalist Steve Grimmett remains in a South American hospital after being refused flight home when the airline disallowed him to board on Saturday evening. Grimmett has been battling a life-threatening condition for a week after being rushed to a local hospital in Ecuador; the singer was amidst a tour in support of GRIM REAPER’s latest album, Walking In The Shadows.

Grimmett’s wife, Amelia Grimmett, has been updating fans around the globe of the singer’s condition via the band’s official Facebook page since the reports started to surface on January 14. “Last Saturday, whilst doing a gig in Ecuador, Steve was taken very ill,” she noted...

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PRIMUS – Spring Tour Dates Announced





PRIMUS have announced their plans for a spring tour with the following shows confirmed:

5/15 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
5/16 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks (feat. The Claypool Lennon Delirium)
5/19 Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
5/20 Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe Live
5/19-21 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
5/23 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
5/24 Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Co.
5/26-28 Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival

“Tommy the Cat.” “John the Fisherman.” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver.” “My Name is Mud.” “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Yessiree, Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990’s...

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THE METAL DEN – 2017 Backstage Pass Fan Club: Join Today!





Members of TMD’s “Backstage Pass” fan club in 2017 will be presented with exclusive offers before anyone else who uses TMD’s network, including rarities that THE METAL DEN is so well known for, such as hard to find bootlegs, including audio/video gems, never before seen photos, advanced news alerts, as well as being entered into special ‘Fan Club’ only drawing with a chance to win the year end Grand Prize, a Dean Dimebag Razorback guitar!!



TMD’s “Backstage Pass” fan club membership includes…

* 20% discount off all TMD merchandise, band services, and music released at TMD Records (this includes compilations but does not include eBay auctions).

*1 – Monthly Backstage Pass Newsletter written by TMD creator, Randy “Rocket” Cody, sent to your email inbox...

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SINISTER – ‘Syncretism’ Album Announced, Debut New Single





Death metal band, SINISTER, will release their new album Syncretism on February 24th, via Massacre Records. Check out the track listing below and new song “Blood-Soaked Domain” HERE.

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge. The band once again teamed up with the Russian artist Alex Tartsus, who’s handled the cover artwork.

The band comments:

“It’s a new story of sacrilege. Sinister is here to support the amalgamation of dark religions and rituals. The killer riffs, pounding drums and extra dimensions provide this dark atmosphere! Wait for this majestic delivery and convince yourself – this is Syncretism! This is death metal!”

Syncretism tracklisting:
“Neurophobic”
“Convulsion Of Christ”
“Blood-Soaked Domain”
“Dominance By Acquisition”
“Sy...

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NO COMPROMISE METAL FESTIVAL – Seeking Sponsors





The organizers of the No Compromise Metal Festival in Belgium have issued this update about the uncertainty of the fest’s future:

“Many of you know about the extra costs we had to bear concerning the last edition of No Compromise Metal Fest. We now find ourselves at level zero for the festival because with the costs we had, since the first one, we never had income, be it when we used to do the fest to the previous place and for the fourth edition this last October 2016.

“We have put all of our money into this fest, offered a ridiculous entrance’s price each time and even did two events totally free entrance, owners always got all profit of the drink… and now the fest will even be more costly because we would have more people to pay for security etc… Now, we have a date set, already hav...

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GEORGE LYNCH – Plays “Wicked Sensation” At NAMM 2017





Guitar legend George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, KXM) appeared at the ESP booth this weekend at NAMM 2017 in Anaheim, CA on January 20th. Check out his demo session in multiple parts HERE, HERE , HERE, and HERE of Lynch performing Lynch Mob’s “Wicked Sensation”.

Attendance at NAMM trade shows is restricted to owners, suppliers, employees, endorsed artists and guests of NAMM member companies. NAMM’s membership is comprised of companies that make, buy and/or sell musical instruments and products. If your company meets this requirement, we invite you to visit our membership page to start the process of becoming a member of NAMM.

Once your company has been approved for membership, you may create an account on www.namm...

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SIKTH – New Album Details Revealed





SIKTH, the UK’s progressive metal forefathers, have commenced recording their brand new studio album. The, as yet, untitled third album will be their first new full length since 2006’s Death Of A Dead Day and follows on from last year’s acclaimed Opacities EP recorded after their reunion performance at the UK’s legendary Download Festival. The new album is scheduled for a May 2017 release, with the first single and video entitled “No Wishbones” due to be released on Friday 10th February.

Vocalist Mikee Goodman reveals how the recording sessions are progressing: “We’ve started recording and it is sounding really vibey so far. This album should be a lot more aggressive than our Opacities EP on the whole. A lot of slamming grooves there, also lots of intricacy and dynamics as always...

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MASTODON – New Album Teaser Video Posted





MASTODON have posted a teaser video HERE for its forthcoming new album, which is expected out this spring. The band recorded the effort with Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, Korn etc.).

Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award nominated hard rock juggernaut Mastodon. The group’s four members recognize the importance of life’s omnipresent cycles on their sixth full-length album, Once More ‘Round the Sun. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves. At the same time, this particular collection proves personal for Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and Troy Sanders...

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RAMMSTEIN – Post New ‘Rammstein: Paris’ Trailer





RAMMSTEIN have shared a second trailer for their new live Blu-ray/DVD effort, “Rammstein: Paris“. The feature includes footage from two shows filmed in Paris, France back in March of 2012 and was directed by Jonas Åkerlund (Metallica, ‘Spun‘). The film will begin screening in theatres on March 23rd with initial listings available through rammstein-paris.com.

View trailer HERE.

Rammstein were formed in 1993 by an assembly of factory-weary proletarians raised in East Germany. They took their name (adding an “m”) from the location of a German tragedy where 80 people were hurt and killed as the result of a crash during an American Air Force flight show.

(The literal translation of “ram stein” is a battering ram made of stone...

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