Category METAL NEWS

HAKEN – Debut New Music Video

Progressive rockers HAKEN have released a video for new single “Invasion,” the third track taken from their forthcoming new album, Virus, the release date of which has been postponed to June 19.

The band comment: “Lyrically, ‘Invasion’ deals with themes including but not limited to anxiety, depression and suicidal tendencies. We thought that the discussion of a ‘Virus of the mind’ tied in well to the psychological themes touched upon in the sister record ‘Vector’ and lent itself to the character development of Virus’s manic protagonist.”

The new video for “Invasion” was created by Crystal Spotlight and is available above.

“Haken are a full-fledged modern progressive rock band hailing from London, England...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Shows Rescheduled

The pair of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet, and Russian Circles stadium shows that were supposed to take place this weekend in Southern California have officially been rescheduled.

The concerts will now take place on May 21 and 22, 2021 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

System Of A Down had the following to say:

“We’re excited to announce that the rescheduled dates for our double-header with Korn, Faith No More, Helmet, and Russian Circles have been confirmed for May 21 & 22, 2021. Existing tickets will be honored for the new dates. We look forward to bringing this weekend to life next year when it is safe for our fans, crew, and venue staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding. For refund inquiries, please visit livenation.com/refund...

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ENSLAVED – Debut New Music Video

ENSLAVED have unleashed a music video for “Homebound” and announced an upcoming limited edition 7″ for the track. The latter will be out on June 26th via Nuclear Blast and features a cover of TNT‘s “Knights Of Thunder” as a b-side. A pressing of 500 copies is planned with pre-orders up here. Speaking of “Homebound“, the band stated:

“‘Homebound‘ is about the greatest reward of exploring and traveling into unknown territory – to “go viking” if you will, turning Homebound at the end of the journey. It is a song that takes Enslaved on a musical journey that is as much an homage to those who dared so we could play our very own style of music: from nurturing blackened roots to nodding at zeppelins in the sky, beholding teutonic thrash titans and watching sp...

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SOULFLY – Release “The Summoning” Live Video

SOULFLY has released their Live Ritual NYC MMXIX digital EP. In celebration, the band has issued a live video for the track “The Summoning” which can be seen above.

Vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera comments: “New York is a mesmerizing city; the city that never sleeps! I always look forward to playing in NY. The Gramercy is a great venue and the Soulfly crowd was in the trench frontlines of a battlefield, crowded and moving like some kind of tribe. I hope this unforgettable night of metal in NY can uplift you during this quarantine. Start a pit in your living room! I’m in quarantine too, and together, with metal, we will all get through this! Let the ritual begin!”

Soulfly’s Live Ritual NYC MMXIX digital EP was recorded at The Gramercy in New York City on February 11, 2019 in su...

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THE SWORD – Streaming “Daughter Of Dawn”

THE SWORD have launched an official stream “Daughter Of Dawn” online. The track appears on both of their upcoming career-spanning compilation releases, which will be out on June 05th. Those outings include “Conquest Of Kingdoms“, which compiles 30 tracks as a three-vinyl set including covers, b-sides, live recordings and more. It will also be included on “Chronology 2006-2018“, a 52-song collection packed with fan favorites, covers and rarities.

Daughter Of Dawn” was originally a b-side for the Japanese edition of their 2010 album “Warp Riders.”

“A doomy, retro-metal four-piece hailing from Austin, Texas, the Sword draw from a wide array of influences and hard rock subgenres...

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CROWN THE EMPIRE – Release New Music Video

CROWN THE EMPIRE have posted a music video for “Blurry (Out of Place),” a track off their latest record, Sudden Sky. You can check it out above.

“American metalcore outfit Crown the Empire fuse electronic ambience with metal catharsis, creating a moody and dramatic sound similar to contemporaries Bring Me the Horizon and Hands Like Houses. From their raw early days on 2012 debut The Fallout, they absorbed elements from the electronic and pop worlds to create a melodic metalcore blend on late-decade releases Retrograde and Sudden Sky...

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SEPTICFLESH – New Blu-Ray/DVD Announced

Greek symphonic death metal act SEPTICFLESH plan to release their “Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX” performance on Blu-ray and DVD on July 31 via Season Of Mist.

According to Blabbermouth.net, “the full concert was taped in February 2019 during a sold-out show at the Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City. The unforgettable night was the largest production of its kind at the venue, which included the band, over 100 musicians from the Symphonic Experience Orchestra, the Enharmonía Vocalis Choir, and the National University of Mexico Children’s and Youth Choir.”

SEPTICFLESH comments on the release: “On the 2nd of February 2019, a historic for SEPTICFLESH show took place in Mexico City at a fully packed Metropolitan Theater...

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SEPULTURA – Post “Capital Enslavement” Live Jam

SEPULTURA’s weekly ‘SepulQuarta‘ web series took place yesterday, May 20th, and the legendary band recorded a new quarantined live performance. This time around the band jammed “Capital Enslavement” off their latest album “Quadra“, including Kadu Fernandes reprising his guest percussion role.

“From their humble beginnings in Belo Horizonte, Sepultura became the most successful Brazilian heavy metal band in history. Over a ten-year period, the group grew from strength to strength, transforming themselves from a primitive death metal ensemble with early recordings such as 1987’s Schizophrenia into one of the leading creative trendsetters of the international aggressive music scene by the time of 1989’s Beneath the Remains...

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DEVILDRIVER – Debut New Single

This past January, DEVILDRIVER completed work on a new double album. Today, the band has revealed that the first installment of the release is slated to arrive on October 9 via Napalm Records via a new full-length titled Dealing With Demons I.

A visualizer for lead single “Keep Away From Me” can be viewed above.

Frontman Dez Fafara states about “Keep Away From Me” and its accompanying visual: “I’ve been social distancing since I was born. I’ve learned to try and embrace my Agoraphobia all my life. This is what the lyrics are about as we are all sheltered in place. They seem very clear...

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ULCERATE – Debut New Music Video

New Zealand-based death metal trio ULCERATE have unleashed their official video for “Dissolved Orders.” The track comes from the group’s latest effort, Stare Into Death And Be Still, available now.

The Dehn Sora-directed clip can be viewed above.

“Auckland, New Zealand-based unorthodox death metal act Ulcerate was formed by guitarist Michael Hoggard & drummer Jamie Saint Merat in 2000, with the aim of creating, dark oppressive death metal. This focus has since developed & metamorphosed into a far more dynamic approach with a fully realised sense of atmosphere & mood, while furthering their foray into the darker end of the genre’s spectrum.” – All Music

Band Members

Paul Kelland
Michael Hoggard
Jamie Saint Merat

“Ulcerate developed in the relative isolation of New Zeal...

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