Harlott – “The Penitent”

On April 7th, Australian Thrashers HARLOTT will release their new album ‘Extinction’ worldwide via Metal Blade Records! HARLOTT return with a harrowing offering of Thrash Metal, and a bleak interpretation of mankind’s future. A blistering assault of speed and aggression awaits those who endure ‘Extinction’ as well as a reverent journey into the power and force that is Metal.

Necromancing the Stone – “Ritualistic Demise”

Necromancing the Stone – featuring current/former members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan “Bart” Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist “Big” John Williams) – is currently on tour with label-mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon for a special USA trek that celebrates Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary.

Fates Warning – “Fata Morgana (Live at Keep It True XIX)”

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, ‘Awaken the Guardian’, in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the ‘Awaken the Guardian’-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII. Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded in its entirety for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’, out April, 28th via Metal Blade Records!

Trial – “Motherless”

On April 7th, Swedish Heavy Metallers TRIAL (swe) will release their new album ‘Motherless’ worldwide via Metal Blade Records! ‘Motherless’ is one of the most original Heavy Metal albums in a long time. TRIAL (swe) have refined their sound and are one of the most non-conform acts you can find in today’s Heavy Metal.

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – You Don’t Know

It’s been three years since Kobra And The Lotus’ last studio album High Priestess was released back in 2014. The time since has not been wasted; with their third album under their belt, and completing multiple tours worldwide (with the likes of Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Black Label Society, and Fear Factory to name just a few), their path of self-discovery has led them to this most important moment in their career.

THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM – Getting Ready For The Road

On April 7th, the selftitled debut album of THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM will descend upon mankind and unveil eight haunting doom metal tracks with a pinch of NWOBHM. Today, the band’s mastermind Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS, AVATARIUM) shows the fourth video blog, in which he speaks about the the very first live performance of the band happening next month at Roadburn – and how it feels to hold a bass in his hands again after a break of almost three years!

JINJER – Pisces (Live Session)

This is not just an ordinary music video premiere! Ukraine based JINJER have decided to release the track “Pisces” off of their latest effort “King Of Everything” (2016, Napalm Records) in support of their upcoming tour as special live session video!

Loathe – It’s Yours

LOATHE recently announced their highly-anticipated debut album, The Cold Sun, which will be released via SharpTone Records on April 14th. SharpTone has launched a pre-order for The Cold Sun, which can be found here: www.loatheasone.com. If you pre-order the album digitally via iTunes, you’ll receive “Dance On My Skin” and “It’s Yours” as instant grat tracks.

THE OBSESSED – “Punk Crusher”

Maryland doom legends THE OBSESSED have announced a full US tour in support of the forthcoming album Sacred. The tour commences on April 12th in Pittsburgh, PA and runs through May 20th in Baltimore, MD. Karma To Burn will provide direct support on all dates while Fatso Jetson (April 17 – May 1) and Lo-Pan (May 3 – May 20) will provide additional support on select dates. THE OBSESSED will also join Weedeater and label-mates Primitive Man on five West Coast shows during the run (April 27 – May 1). All confirmed tour dates below.