KREATOR – New Bassist Announced

German thrash metal act KREATOR has announced Frédéric Leclercq as their new bass player.

Before joining Kreator, Leclercq rose to fame with UK based extreme power metal band Dragonforce for whom he handled bass duties from 2005 until recently.

Commented Leclercq: “Joining Kreator is an honour as well as a huge step up in my musical journey. I’ve been friends with Mille for over 15 years and a lifelong Kreator fan; I have to pinch myself every day to believe that I’m now a part of one of the best and most influential bands in the genre. I look forward to the many adventures ahead and getting well acquainted with the legendary Kreator Hordes!”

Added Mille Petrozza, Kreator’s singer and guitarist: “Firstly, we would like to say thank you to Speesy for his time in Kre...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND – “Why” Animated Music Video

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend released his acclaimed new album Empath in March, and will embark on the “Empath – European Tour Vol. 1” later this year. In advance of that, he has launched a brand new animated video for the track “Why?,” directed by DC Turner. Check it out above.

Over the course of the last 25 years, accomplished heavy music artist Devin Townsend has remained consistent. Consistent-that is-in that he’s rarely consistent in what we’ve come to expect from him. Constantly making unique inroads with many different styles of music, he has followed his particular muse in any way it leads him for almost three decades.

Although heavy metal and progressive rock has always been his primary focus, each year that passes recently has resulted in new peri...

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DETOXI – Release New Music Video

From the darkest Avenue in Ventura, California comes DETOXI. Musically they live somewhere between 80’s SoCal deathrock & English post-punk, while creating a sound that’s all their own.

Members Derek Jennings(vocals/guitar), Oscar Estrada(bass), John Crerar (drums) have been friends for years, cutting their teeth touring in bands like Catholic Spit, The Fucking Wrath, & The Return. The guys had been playing together for a couple of years as MAäSK, but when a few members moved away (including Thomas from Strike Anywhere), a new band was born.

After recording DETOXI’s debut EP “Death Of A Nation” they added the synthesizing styles of Matt Barks (Ancestors), bringing their unique style to new levels.

DETOXI’s first show was in May of 2018 opening for UK punk legends Sub...

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EXMORTUS – “Swallow Your Soul” Animated Video

EXMORTUS have released an animated video for “Swallow Your Soul,” one of two new tracks on the band’s forthcoming Halloween/horror-themed EP, Legions of the Undead (due October 25). Designed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend), can be seen above.

Los Angeles based neo-classical shredders Exmortus, founded by guitarist and vocalist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez, have racked up achievement after achievement. From appearing in a national TV commercial for Virgin Mobile to being played constantly on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal, from appearing on the first Ozzfest meets Knotfest in San Bernadino to touring with heroes Children of Bodom and Marty Friedman. However it’s probably the band’s 5th album, The Sound of Steel, that Conan will be most proud of...

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VIKRAM – Debut New Single

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Brazil progressive/oriental metal act VIKRAM for the release of their debut album “BEHIND THE MASK I” on October 25, 2019.

With influences that range from progressive metal to folk and ethnic, their music can be described as ‘Oriental Progressive Metal’. The project is idealized by Tiago Della Vega, known for the Guinness Book title of world’s fastest guitarist and his appearances on some tv shows all over the world.   

The first single and lyric video “The Burden” is available above.

VIKRAM comes up with some unique elements in the metal scene: speed and technique allied with musical and cultural elements of eastern civilizations. VIKRAM means wise, brave, strong, victorious in sanskrit language...

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WHITECHAPEL – New Headlining Tour Dates

WHITECHAPEL are booked to play a few shows as they make their way from Exit 111 Festival to their tour with Atreyu. Here are the confirmed dates:

10/14 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Hall
10/15 Houston, TX @ Secret Group
10/16 Tyler, TX @ Click’s Live
10/17 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street

Whitechapel has been a staple in the Deathcore genre since the release of their first album, “The Somatic Defilement” (2007). Through crushing riffs, heavy breakdowns, and vocalist Phil Bozeman’s unique style of fast paced, low growl vocals and emotionally cathartic and disturbing lyrics has gathered Whitechapel a diehard fanbase around the world...

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5RAND – Premiere New Music Video

Italian melodic death metal act 5RAND launched the official video for new single “Several Injuries”. The song is taken from the band’s second album, “Dark Mother”, out now via Time To Kill Records! Watch “Several Injuries” above.

“Dark Mother” was recently premiered in its entirety via the official media partners listed below:

Metal Roos (AU)
Grimm Gent (BE / NL)
Friedhof (ES)
Thrashocore (F)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Metalitalia (IT)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Kvlt (PL)
World of Metal (PT)

The single “Black Ocean” was also premiered on Metal Underground HERE, while the official video for the “Old Angel Midnight” single is still availablevia Pure Grain Audio.

“Dark Mother” has been produced by longtime collaborator Marco Mastrobuono (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, HOUR OF PENANCE) at Kick Recordi...

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LAMORI – Debut New Single

LAMORI are proud to present their new single and official video ”An Angel By Your Side”.

Statement about the single:

”An Angel By Your Side” is the third single from our upcoming album “Neo Noir”. Driven by a big catchy chorus, the song also has some interesting electronic parts. Overall we believe the song will appeal to both old and new fans alike.”

Statement about the video:

“For this one we stepped up the production a bit from our previous videos. Apart from a great performance by the band, it also features acting by Sabina Melander. Her presence adds a lot of emotion to this video. All this is filmed by our friend Therese Andersson, that we have worked with many times before on previous projects...

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MITHRIDATIC – New Album Streaming

Titled after a book by French writer Roger GILBERT-LECOMTE who used to willingly infect himself with Tetanus in order to dive into delirious mystical crises and based on books by infamous and controversial French writer Louis-Ferdinand CELINE or German-American writer Charles BUKOWSKI, produced, like its predecessor, by Francis CASTE (SINSANEUM, ARKHON INFAUSTUS, DEHUMAN…), “Tétanos Mystique”, the new MITHRIDATIC album, is the logical step further for the band and it has way more to offer than meets the eye.

Even though it could, like “Miserable Miracle”, the band’s debut, mistakenly be taken for an archetypal orthodox Blackened Death Metal album, it’s a curveball, it’s at odds with any simple and simplistic overview and conception...

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WEDNESDAY 13 – Debut New Single

WEDNESDAY 13 has shared the title track from his new album “Necrophaze” via the above visualizer video. Alice Cooper makes a cameo on the track, with Wednesday 13 himself commenting:

“The title track ‘Necrophaze‘ is one of my favorites on the new album, and not just because it features my shock rock hero Alice Cooper. Alice helps deliver the first brutal axe swing on this album, starting the record off and getting the blood flowing immediately.

I like to compare ‘Necrophaze‘ to the movie ‘Creepshow‘, as if every song is a different part of the story. This is the first part of the story and it cuts straight to the bone. Enter the Necrophaze.”

Nuclear Blast have “Necrophaze” set for a release on September 27th.

Band Members:

Wednesday 13...

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