Ahoy there righteous dudes, babes, and all fans of Pirate Metal! It is my very great pleasure to tell you all that Alestorm’s 4th album, to be entitled “Sunset on the Golden Age” will be released by Napalm Records on August 1st 2014 in Europe (Aug 4th in the UK, Aug 5th in North America)! […]

New York Death Metal Veterans INTERNAL BLEEDING Return with New album, New label!!!

After a 10 year break, Internal Bleeding is back armed with a brand new album and a fitting, brand new label. For over twenty years, INTERNAL BLEEDING has been at the forefront of the underground death metal scene, boasting a relentless DIY work ethic, consistently intense live performances and a commitment to composing some of […]

DEN SAAKALDTE Reveal New Album Details

Norwegian black metallers DEN SAAKALDTE will release their long-awaited sophomore album Kapittel II: Faen i Helvete on May 27th in Europe and June 10th in North America via Agonia Records. Cover artwork made by Trine + Kim Design Studio (Ulver, Mayhem, Darkthrone, DHG) can be seen below. DEN SAAKALDTE steps out of the shadows after […]

GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES: metal icon Karyn Crisis reveals new details of project with members of Ephel Duath, Intronaut, Immolation

Groundbreaking vocalist and visual artist Karyn Crisis reveals new details of her newest musical project, Gospel of the Witches.  Gospel of the Witches features Karyn Crisis’ unmistakable vocals and mystical lyrics, over music composed by Ephel Duath mastermind Davide Tiso. With Tiso playing all guitars and bass, the all-star lineup is completed by Danny Walker of Intronaut on drums, and Ross Dolan of […]

GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie Passes Away

The metal world is in mourning today as several news sources have reported that Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of legendary gore punk rockers GWAR has passed away at the age of  50.   From Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, the founder and lead singer of renowned Richmond, Virginia metal band GWAR, has died. […]

Angela Gossow Steps Down from ARCH ENEMY, Replacement Announced

From Arch Enemy’s facebook Page: “In early June 2014, ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan. With this upcoming release, the band will introduce a new member to their ranks: Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of Canadian extreme metallers THE AGONIST. Angela Gossow, […]

BLOODTRUTH: Italian Death Metal Troupe Joins Unique Leader Records

  Italian death metal troupe, BLOODTRUTH, is pleased to join Unique Leader Records’ expanding realm of extreme. Initially forged in 2009 as the side project of Fleshgod Apocalypse members Francesco Paoli and Paolo Rossi, and now featuring the updated lineup of vocalist Luigi Valenti, guitarist Stefano Rossi Ciucci, bassist Riccardo Rogari and drummer Giacomo Torti, BLOODTRUTH heave forth […]

WHITECHAPEL Announce New Album Details

Track Listing and Album Artwork Revealed Returning with the fifth full-length of their decimating career, there is no stopping the juggernaut that is WHITECHAPEL. Our Endless War is the culmination of everything the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet have worked toward since their inception. A ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also […]

SO HIDEOUS Sign With Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records is excited to reveal its latest signing — the acclaimed, genre-defying Brooklyn quartet So Hideous, who will release their full-length debut “Last Poem / First Light” (See our review here) on CD, cassette and 180-gram black vinyl on April 29! You can pre-order the new album now in the Prosthetic webshop ( and […]

INSOMNIUM announces details for new album, ‘Shadows Of The Dying Sun’

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have returned with their sixth full-length, entitled Shadows Of The Dying Sun. Featuring artwork once again by Wille Naukkarinen, Shadows Of The Dying Sun will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America via Century Media Records. All of the drums were recorded at […]

French Death Metal Veterans LOUDBLAST Signs with Listenable Records

Legendary French death metal band LOUDBLAST have signed with Listenable Records for the follow up to 2011′s Frozen Moments Between Life and Death. Due out later this year, the band’s newest album will be titled Burial Ground. A solid mix of classic and modern influences, the latest output from these death metal veterans dares transgressing […]

KORPIKLAANI to Headline Paganfest V: US Dates Announced.

  Dust off your drinking horns and get ready for a hellishly good time, because Finnish traditional folk-metal pioneersKORPIKLAANIwill return to North America this spring with fellow countrymen & co-headliners TURISAS for the Paganfest America Tour! Joining KORPIKLAANI & TURISAS on this fifth annual gathering of international talent will be Taiwan’s CHTHONIC, Germany’s VARG, and WINTERHYMN from the U.S. The 22-show trek will launch on […]

BLOODBATH Issue New Album Update: Tease New Vocalist

Via their Facebook page, Swedish death metal super group issued the following information about their forthcoming album as well as a teaser for who the next Bloodbath vocalist is going to be (joining Mikael Åkerfeldt and Peter Tägtgren):   “UGHH! HEEEY! I SAID HEY! We got 10 songs down and we start recording drums next month!!! Still curious […]

ABORTED reveals details for upcoming album, ‘The Necrotic Manifesto’

Death metal psychopaths ABORTED have just finished their eighth full-length, The Necrotic Manifesto, with Danish producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MERCENARY)! The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America via Century Media Records. Front-man Sven de Caluwé comments: “I can’t believe we did it […]

Aurora Borealis Sign With Xtreem Music: New Album March 1st, 2014.

If there is a legendary and pioneer band that started blending Death & Black 20 years ago, this one is AURORA BOREALIS from Maryland (USA). Now, with their 6th full length album already recorded, Xtreem Music is proud to announce the addition of the band to its roster, signing them for the release of “Worldshapers” […]

SEPTICFLESH: New Album Title Revealed

Greek symphonic death metal group SEPTICFLESH have chosen “Titan” as the title of their highly anticipated Prosthetic debut, due out this summer. The group has also posted the first in a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes videos documenting the making of the album, which sees them collaborate with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and a full children’s choir. Check […]

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Reveal Details On New Recordings

From Earsplit PR:  Following the November release of their BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini two-track live 12” via Southern Lord, new recordings from WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have been confirmed for a 2014 release. Following several months of anticipation, the Cascadian black metal clan comprised of brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver now humbly unveil their impending full-length release, Celestite. Taking a different […]

AT THE GATES Officially Announce New Album!!!

After weeks of teasing and speculation, the reformed At The Gates have made it official via Century Media:   “So, here we are almost 24 years since the birth of AT THE GATES, and some 18+ years since our latest album ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’. A lot of years have passed and we have embarked […]

ENTOMBED to Release New Album “Back to the Front” under ‘ENTOMBED A.D’ Moniker

According to, “Back To The Front”, the album that was recorded last year by four members of the most recent lineup of the legendary Swedish metal act ENTOMBED — Lars Göran Petrov (vocals), Olle Dahlstedt (drums), Nico Elgstrand (guitar) and Victor Brandt (bass) — will be released this coming spring via Century Media Records […]

Season of Mist Announce Addition of WORMED to Label

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of the sci-fi focused technical death metal masters WORMED. Fresh off the heels of 2013′s critically-acclaimed album ‘Exodromos’, the Madrid-based band is currently writing for their first Season of Mist full length. One of the most respected bands in the international death metal underground, WORMED has […]

TROLLFEST Reveal New album Details and European Headlining Tour

Fresh from celebrating their Tenth Anniversary and with two North American tours in one year under their belts, Norway’s TROLLFEST are starting 2014 by announcing details of what will be their sixth full-length album as well as details of their first headlining European tour.  The thirteen-track album will be titled “Kaptein Kaos” and is expected […]

ORIGIN to Begin Recording New Album!

Genre defining technical death metal giants, ORIGIN, recently returned home after a successful tour with GORGUTS (successful minus vocalist Jason Keyser dislocating his finger while on stage) and will enter the studio! Drummer John Longstreth checked in to give us the following update: “So in a couple of days, we’re off to the land of OZ to start working on the 6th ORIGIN album entitled Omnipresent. […]

IMMORTAL BIRD: Chicago Blackened Death Thrash Troupe Announce Debut EP

Chicago blackened death thrash troupe, IMMORTAL BIRD, are pleased to announce the release of their debut EP. Titled Akrasia, the abrasive manifestation of audio filth was recorded at Lo-Tech Laboratories this past summer by unsung Windy City sound sorcerer Jeff Ziolo, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch) at Godcity Studio, mastered by Brad […]

PANOPTICON Signs With Bindrune Recordings

Kentucky folk metal act , Panopticon announced via  their Facebook page that the band was now a member of the Bindrune Recordings stable. Lone member Austin Lunn further stated: “Well, here it is. The announcement I was promising. Change is inevitable and if we resist it, sometimes it can be painful. I have parted ways […]

AURORA BOREALIS Reveal Cover Art and Making of Video for Forthcoming album ‘World Shapers”

Black metal veterans Aurora Borealis are preparing to unleash their long awaited 7th release, World Shapers early 2014 and as a teaser frontman Ron Vent has revealed the cover art as well a a video documenting the equipment used for the album’s recording: Adds Vento:   “This will mark Aurora Borealis 7th cd. Spanning 17 […]