ANTHRAX – Planning And Shooting ‘Kings Among Scotland’

ANTHRAX’s forthcoming live release Kings Among Scotland is due to hit shelves on April 27th. The new release showcases the band’s live performance of their legendary album Among The Living, as well as a mixed live set including a raft of ANTHRAX classics. Today, the thrash titans unleash a new trailer, in which drummer Charlie Benante speaks about the filming of the live set, the location choice and the challenge of playing some of the songs live for the first time Pre-order the album on CD, DVD, Vinyl and as part of a Limited Edition bundle, here: http://nblast.de/AnthraxKingsScotland The two-hour long live DVD was filmed February 15, 2017 at the… Continue reading

MINISTRY – Victims of a Clown

Like a mid-20th century funhouse gone mad, Ministry’s official video for the track ‘Victims of a Clown’ is a relentless hallucinogenic ride through images of creepy clowns roaming circuses where there are no exits, men parading in ghoulish gas masks, psychological messaging, physical reality bending and nightmarish suburbia.  And then there’s DJ Swamp’s couture. ‘Victims of a Clown’ was produced and directed by Chris Roth and Steve Roth of The Other House Productions, the same team that created Ministry’s surreal and provocative ‘Twilight Zone’ video as well as ‘I’m Invisible’ for Jourgensen’s side project, Surgical Meth Machine. “For the ‘Victims of a Clown’ video, we strived for a drastic stylistic departure from ‘Twilight Zone,” said Chris Roth. “‘This video is a… Continue reading

DIMMU BORGIR – Eonian: Writing The Album

On May 4th, symphonic black metal masters, DIMMU BORGIR, will deliver their new full-length album in almost 8 years. Today, singer Shagrath and guitarist Silenoz discuss the writing process of their upcoming full-length release Eonian in a first album trailer. “Combining orchestral elements with thrash metal riffs or black metal riffs can be quite challenging,” Shagrathstates. “But that’s how we like to make music, to mix unexpected elements – it’s almost like mixing water with oil: Everyone knows that this doesn’t really work, but we MAKE it work!” Pre-order ‘Eonian’ here: http://nblast.de/DimmuBorgirEonian Being one of the successful extreme metal forges on the planet, DIMMU BORGIR have been dominating the symphonic black metal… Continue reading

AMORPHIS – Queen Of Time

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS are about to unleash their latest offering entitled Queen Of Timeon May 18th via Nuclear Blast. The band have released the first album trailer today, in which they talk about working with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR and many more) and the return of bass player Olli-Pekka ‘Oppu’ Laine. The band’s new album is now available for pre-order in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisQueenOfTime Pre-save the album via Topsify, here: https://tools.topsify.com/follow/6834/pre-save-queen-of-time-by-amorphis Guitarist Esa Holopainen explains thew track: “This song is a very powerful opener and gives a nice picture of what the whole album is all about. You can already hear some new elements like choirs and orchestral… Continue reading

Pungent Stench – Persona Non Grata

Dissonance Productions will re-release two more albums from the Austrian Death Metal sicko legends‘ back catalogue on CD and digital on Friday April 13, 2018. After March releases of ’For God Your Soul‘, ’Been Caught Buttering‘, ’Club Mondo Bizarre‘, ’Dirty Rhymes And psychotronic Beats‘ and First Recordings‘ we see the return of  ’Ampeauty‘ and  the long lost ’Smut Kingdom‘ recordings from just before the band split up . Each CD edition comes in a Digipak, remastered and with unreleased bonus material. Vinyl editions will also be available from Back On Black (www.backonblack.com) pressed as 1,000 coloured vinyl and also on… Continue reading

GRUESOME – A Waste of Life

Less than four short years into their career, Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME (featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, etc.) return with their second full-length sermon, Twisted Prayers. Twisted Prayers follows DEATH’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics. Watch a lyric video for GRUESOME’s new song “A Waste of Life”HERE. Vocalist / guitarist Matt Harvey commented on the new song: “‘A Waste of Life’ was a great opportunity to channel Chuck and vent some frustration in a constructive way – through making some good ol’ fashioned Death Metal. It’s… Continue reading

NERVOSA – Never Forget, Never Repeat

NERVOSA have just returned from their European tour with Venom Inc. and Suffocation.  On June 1st the band will deliver their brand new album Downfall of Mankind. For their third album the trio joined forces with producer Martin Furia who has worked with artists including the likes of Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam and Evil Invaders.  Genre legends such as João Gordo (Ratos de Porão), Rodrigo Oliveira (Korzus) and Michael Gilbert (Flotsam & Jetsam) are featured on the new album as well! Today the very first single “Never Forget, Never Repeat” has been released as well as a new music video! Fernanda Lira explains the story behind… Continue reading

CONTROL DENIED – Expect The Unexpected

CONTROL DENIED, the progressive heavy metal brainchild of legendary DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, released its first and only album The Fragile Art of Existence in 1999 to massive critical acclaim. Now available for the first time ever as an official vinyl release, The Fragile Art of Existence has been fully remastered with additional bonus tracks and demos plus deluxe repackaging. The vinyl will see it’s official release on June 1st via Relapse Records. Available as a gatefold 2xLP, double picture disc and deluxe 3xLP boxset featuring over an hour of rare material (extra tracks and early demos previously only available on the Relapse deluxe 3xCD reissue),… Continue reading

Bleeding Through – Set Me Free

Finally, it‘s official! BLEEDING THROUGH are back with a vengeance with this aggressive new, full-length offering Love Will Kill All, which is set for a May 25th release via SharpTone Records. The blistering new album is BLEEDING THROUGH at their very best and the brand-new music video for the track, “Set Me Free”, can be viewed now at the link below. Pre-order now: http://geni.us/BTLoveWillKillAll Brandan Schieppati (vocals) states: “After five years away we realized the heartbeat of BLEEDING THROUGH is still beating. We feel one of the best things that we could have done was to step away and concentrate on other aspects of our lives and let the dust… Continue reading

RINGS OF SATURN – Margidda

Alien themed tech-death masters, RINGS OF SATURN, are keeping busy having completed their US headlining trek last week and are currently in Europe supporting death metal masters ORIGIN. Today, the band released their second music video off of their highly acclaimed fourth full length studio album,Ultu Ulla. Pick up Ultu Ulla here: nuclearblast.com/ros-ultuulla Following the European tour with ORIGIN, RINGS OF SATURN will play 6 headlining shows in Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic and Poland. Please find all dates of both touring legs below: The Unparalleled World Tour 2018 w/ ORIGIN, HIDEOUS DIVINITY, GRAVESLAVE 02.04.  D         Erfurt – From Hell 03.04.  NL        Haarlem – Patronaat 04.04.  NL        Nijmegen – Doornroosje 05.04. … Continue reading