Category METAL NEWS

SODOM – Debut New Song

SODOM have issued a lyric video for “Sodom & Gomorrah,” a track from their forthcoming studio album, Genesis XIX, which will arrive on November 27 through Entertainment One. You can check out the clip above.

“Considered one of German thrash metal’s “Big Four” along with Kreator, Tankard, and Destruction, Sodom is one of the genre’s longest-running and most influential bands. Emerging in the early 1980s, the group took cues from Mercyful Fate, Accept, and Venom, among others, and from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, to create a tougher, leaner form of metal...

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THANATOPSIS – Premiere New Single

California’s THANATOPSIS are releasing the new single “Consequence”, off the upcoming debut album “Initiation” due out October 23, 2020 via Extreme Metal Music.

The band comments about the song: “‘Consequence’ is one of the newer songs that was written for the Initiation album.  ‘Consequence’ is basically about the uprising of the common man against population control perpetuated by the ruling class, and the subsequent formation of underground resistance.  The epic nature, aggressiveness, and twists in this song make for a listening experience that we believe will resonate with our audience.”  

Listen to “Consequence”:
YouTube
Spotify
iTunes (Instant Grat)

“Initiation” album pre-order CD http://bit.ly/Thanatopsis_CD

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OZZY – Begins Work On New Album

Ozzy Osbourne has begun work on his thirteenth studio album with “Ordinary Man” producer/songwriter Andrew Watt once again in place. Discussing the matter recently with radio.com, he offered:

“I’m doing another record right now. I just started to work with Andrew again.”

“It’s what gets me up in the morning, and it’s what I’m here to do. It saved my life, doing that last album. [It’s better than] sitting on my ass all day waiting for the fucking pandemic to be over. And then you go, ‘Oh, yeah, I am a rock and roller. I’d better do an album.’ You’ve got all the fucking time in the world to make the best album possible.”

Ozzy Osbourne rose to fame in the 1970s as the frontman of the seminal heavy metal band Black Sabbath, delivering such iconic son...

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KATAKLYSM – Debut New Music Video

To celebrate today’s release of their new album, Unconquered, KATAKLYSM have dropped a music video for the track “Cut Me Down,” featuring Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart). The new clip can be viewed above.

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono comments: “‘Cut Me Down’ is a melodic, high octane assault, with thrash elements and relentless power, showcasing another angle of our new album, Unconquered, which is released today! The lyrical idea of this song is being surrounded by someone whose sole purpose is betraying and taking advantage of you, I lived with this type of scenario around me many times. Luckily for me, I trust no one. I did however trust Tuomas Saukkonen of Wolfheart to come and give a hand on the song and rip through the chorus with me as a special guest!”

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WHITEHCAPEL – Set To Record New Album

WHITECHAPEL have finished writing a new album and plan to enter the studio this week to start production.

Speaking with Knotfest.com (video seen above), Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade explained that while the pandemic derailed the band’s original plans, it afforded them time to work on new material:

“I definitely feel like we got kind of cut short as far as the album cycle for ‘The Valley’ goes. But we’re trying to make the best of it that we can. We had a lot of killer tours and everything lined up this year. But it is what it is, and we just kind of have to roll with the punches.

“We made the best of a bad situation, and we ended up writing another album. So we’re gonna be going into the studio this week, actually, and we’re gonna start production on that...

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VYRION – Debut New Song

Six years following the release of their second studio effort “Geo”, Brisbane-based black-metal troop VYRION are back with a new album titled “Nil”, which is set for release on October 26.

A concept album telling the stories of civilizations, from the cradle to their eradication by disease, “Nil” takes all prisoners on a vivid journey, basking in the glory of our war-mongering past and looking eagerly towards our decrepit future. Pre-orders are now available here.

Just recently, Vyrion unleashed a new track titled “Avalanche” via Decibel Magazine, who commented “Vyrion roll out an armored and weaponized type of black metal attack...

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BORN OF OSIRIS – Drive-In Concert Announced

BORN OF OSIRIS have announced plans to perform a drive-in concert on Thursday, October 8 at Lakeshore Drive-In in Chicago, IL.

All tickets will include a limited, exclusive event poster signed by Born Of Osiris along with a free gift bag. These items will be distributed in a contactless manner on the day of show. Additionally, all ticket purchasers will be automatically entered into a raffle with prizes including merchandise, signed items, and more.

“CHICAGO! We are playing a drive-in concert at Lake Shore Drive-In on October 8th!”

Tickets: https://t.co/jQFzSyJUyI

“The Chicago-based progressive metal outfit Born of Osiris are known as one of the first deathcore acts from the 2000s to leave it behind in favor of a brutal yet alluring meld of technical death metal and metalcore...

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STATIC-X – Release “Dead Souls” Music Video

STATIC-X have unleashed a music video for their track “Dead Souls“. In addition to featuring vocals from the band’s late frontman/guitarist Wayne Static, the song features a guest turn from Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen. The below video for it was directed by Wombat Fire (HELLYEAH, In Flames) and is featured on the band’s latest release, “Project Regeneration, Vol. 1“.

Speaking of the song and this video for it, bassist/vocalist Tony Campos offered:

“This song has become one of my favorite tracks on the record. We had no intention on doing a video for it initially, but it came out so good, we had to do it. I’m so grateful to Al Jourgensen for singing on the track with Wayne. Ministry was a big influence on us, and I know Wayne would’ve been just as stoked as I am ...

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Lee Kerslake – Dead At 73

Legendary drummer Lee Kerslake has reportedly passed away at the age of 73 following “a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.” Beyond his work with Uriah Heep, Kerslake was a member of Ozzy Osbourne‘s first solo band alongside Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley.

Kerslake would go on to play with Ozzy on his 5x multi-platinum solo debut “Blizzard Of Ozz” as well as its 3x multi-platinum 1981 follow-up “Diary Of A Madman.”

While Kerslake and Daisley would go on to have a legal dispute with the Osbourne camp in the years that followed; in 2018 upon revealing that he had been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, he said his dying wish was to be honored with the platinum plaques for his work on the aforementioned two records. Osbourne would go on to honor that wish for him in e...

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CRYPTOSIS – Sign With Century Media Records

Century Media Records welcomes Dutch futuristic multi-metal eruption CRYPTOSIS. The band have released the single “Decypher.” Check out the video above.

A million miles from the old school fury of their previous incarnation, Cryptosis have a sound that defies expectations and limitations with equal intensity. A dizzying blend of visceral extremity, symphonic pomp and wild, progressive invention.

Elements of blackened death, progressive thrash and grandiose symphonic metal are all present and correct, but Cryptosis have combined them in an exhilarating, unprecedented new form that promises to satisfy on both primal and cerebral levels.

Philipp Schulte, Director Century Media Records Europe comments: “Getting completely surprised by a new band doesn’t happen very often, but C...

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