Monthly Archives May 2019

OPETH – New Album Details Revealed

Swedish progressive rock/metal veterans OPETH have revealed initial details regarding their forthcoming, thirteenth album.

Recorded last year at Park Studios in Stockholm, the new effort is titled In Cauda Venenum and will be released this fall via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Notably, there will be two versions of the album, one in Swedish, the other in English. Its track listing and cover art can be found below.

In Cauda Venenum track listing:

01. Livet’s Trädgård / Garden Of Earthly Delights (Intro)
02. Svekets Prins / Dignity
03. Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör / Heart In Hand
04. De Närmast Sörjande / Next Of Kin
05. Minnets Yta / Lovelorn Crime
06. Charlatan
07. Ingen Sanning Är Allas / Universal Truth
08. Banemannen / The Garroter

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METALLICA – 2nd Annual Day Of Service

METALLICA’s second annual day of service is being held today, May 22nd, with the band rallying fans to volunteer at their local community food banks. Special swag from the group for doing so is available via select locations. In honor of that, they’ve shared the above acoustic live performance of “The Unforgiven” from their November 03rd acoustic benefit show that took place in San Francisco, CA.

Fans unable to volunteer today can donate to the band’s nonprofit charity organization, the All Within My Hands Foundation directly via YouTube. That November 2018 performance and an accompanying auction raised $1.3 million for the band’s charity foundation.

The audio of the set was released on vinyl as “Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic” this past February...

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Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival – the first true European-style open air festival for extreme music fans in the U.S. – will take place September 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2019 at Cave In Rock, IL’s Hogrock Campground. Fans will experience two days of pre-parties and activities, plus two more days of non-stop blistering sets from the best bands in underground extreme music of all kinds.

This year’s line-up will feature headlining metal legends Soulfly, thrash metal icons Vio-lence in their only Midwestern appearance, Canadian death metal outfit Kataklysm, Swedish death metal stalwarts Grave, thrash crossover kings M.O.D. performing a special half M.O.D./half S.O.D. set, and many more. Additional bands are scheduled to be announced very soon. See below for a full line-up.

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Johnny Depp Shapeshifts In Serbia (VIDEO)

2018 wasn’t exactly a good year for actor/rocker Johnny Depp. His ongoing battle versus his ex wife, Amber Heard, has reached a new level of disgraceful, on top of the fact that Depp was fired by Disney from working on any future Jack Sparrow Pirate films, he got sued by his own business manager (and lost a multi million dollar settlement), along with being taken to court by his own bodyguards for acting too belligerent on the movie set, not to forget another man who claims the actor punched him in the gut after losing his cool.

“Prior to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ – the first one in 2003 – I had been essentially known within the confines of Hollywood as box office poison, you know what I’m saying? You know, I basically had built a career on 20 years of failures.” – Johnny Depp

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DEMON HUNTER – Premiere New Music Video

DEMON HUNTER have issued a new music video for “More Than Bones,” a track from their album, Peace, available now through Solid State Records. The clip was directed by Andy Maier and can be viewed above.

Demon Hunter is an American metal institution. The band embraces brazenly transcendent melodies, without apology, while maintaining a defiant heaviness reminiscent of the most timeless of metal music. For nearly two decades, Demon Hunter has weathered the changing tides of rock subculture, proving ever resistant to trends, and ever resilient, making music as determined and resolute as the men within the band.

In 2019 the band unveils not one but two brand new full-length albums on the same day...

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VINNIE PAUL – Grave Headstone Revealed

A new ornate headstone now adorns the grave of late PANTERA, HELLYEAH, etc. drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. Vinnie was laid to rest beside his brother “Dimebag” Darrell and his mother Carolyn back on June 30th, 2018 after passing away to heart related issues on June 22nd.

He was buried at the Moore Memorial Gardens cemetery in Arlington, TX with a placeholder headstone of sorts originally setup for his grave. The finalized headstone, which is similar to that of his brother’s, was unveiled this past Friday, May 17th. You can see a photo of it HERE.

In the 1980s, four heavy metal cowboys from Texas got together to form a band, creating their niche in the music world as Pantera, the Spanish name for “panther...

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MITHRIDACTIC – New Album Announced

The Korporation is proud to announce the new MITHRIDACTIC album, “Tetanos Mystique”, has been scheduled for a September 13 release date.

Three years after its impressive debut full-length, “Miserable Miracle“, soon followed by a full Europe tour with NILE and MELECHESH and a year after audio and video digital live album “He Who Lies underneath“, MITHRIDATIC return with a grim, sick and twisted new album, again mixed and mastered by Francis CASTE at SAINTE MARTHE studio (SINSANEUM, ARKHON INFAUSTUS, DEHUMAN…).

Based on books by Roger GILBERT-LECOMTE, Louis-Ferdinand CELINE and Charles BUKOWSKI, “Tetanos Mystique” is a neauseating beast of infectious Blackened Death Metal that twists rusted knives further into your soiled wounds, with a rictus sardonic and a feti...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE – Debut New Music Video

“Red Before Black”, the new video from Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen above. The song is the title track of the band’s latest album, which was released in November 2017 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014’s “A Skeletal Domain” was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), who previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE on 2006’s “Kill”, 2009’s “Evisceration Plague” and 2012’s “Torture”.

The “Red Before Black” clip is from the mind of horror FX veteran Doug Sakmann. The concept builds upon the world brought to life by Zev Deans in the previously released “Code Of The Slashers” video but adds significantly to the visual gore department. Sakmann shot the...

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EINHERJER – Signs With Napalm Records

Welcome back to the family, EINHERJER. Napalm Records is proud to announce that the Norwegian Viking Metal legends return after 23 years and the release of Dragons Of The North in 1996.

Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench comments: “In 1996 Napalm Records released what today can clearly be described as one of the best Viking / Pagan Metal albums ever written, Dragons of the North. 23 years later it is a pleasure to announce the re-signing of Einherjer. Welcome back to the Napalm Records family and together we can create yet another masterpiece!”

Frode “Grimar” Glesnes on the signing: “We’re thrilled to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records...

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EXHORDER – Finish Recording New Album

After 27 years of waiting, fans can rejoice as New Orleans’ face-melting thrash legends EXHORDER will be releasing their forever-awaited third studio album later this year. The band has officially wrapped recording of their first record since the long celebrated ’92 classic The Law. Exhorder will celebrate their return with a festival date in Europe and a North American tour with Kataklysm in September. Dates are coming soon.

Commenting on the long journey to recording their third record, the band’s founding guitarist Vinnie La Bella says, “27 years? Man, that’s a big number! A lot has transpired over the course of such an extended amount of time, and this record touches on it all...

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