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Southern Californian death/thrash battalion EXMORTUS has officially joined the roster of metal’s heaviest label Nuclear Blast Records. In addition to the signing announcement, the band is giving fans a taste of their highly-anticipated next album with the single ‘Oathbreaker,’ which is available for streaming now and accompanied by the music video created by Wayne Joyner (DREAM THEATER, DEVIN TOWNSEND).

Commenting on the signing, founding guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez says: 

“We are very excited to announce that our upcoming album will be our first with Nuclear Blast as our new label. We’re working with them to bring you what we consider to be our best album yet!”

Adding about the single, Conan states: 

“‘Oathbreaker’ is the perfect teaser for the new album. Not only is it fast, heavy and filled with shred, but it’s inspired by Tolkien’s haunting lore of the Dead Men of Dunharrow in the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. While our previous work focused more on the heroic aspect of fantasy and sword & sorcery, this album expresses the darker side with tragic heroes and horrors of humanity. Enjoy the new track cause we feel it belongs in our setlists for years to come!”

Watch and listen to ‘Omens,’ the title track from LAMB OF GOD’s forthcoming 9th album. The new single from the GRAMMY-nominated metal colossus is available everywhere for download and streaming.

I think a lot of the messes human beings find ourselves in could be very easily prevented simply by paying attention to obvious repeating patterns, both in our personal lives and in a broader sociohistorical context,” says LAMB OF GOD frontman D. Randall Blythe. “What some call ‘omens’ are really just manifestations of the fact that there is nothing new under the sun. It’s foolish to ignore this, but we all do it.”

Listen to the single on all platforms:  https://lambofgod.bfan.link/omens-single

Pre-order Omens album here (included local pre-order link): https://lambofgod.bfan.link/omens

The gargantuan ‘Omens’ follows the album’s first single, ´Nevermore,´ which collected more than 1 million views on YouTube and over 1 million streams on Spotify shortly after its release just last month.

The hard rock and metal press described ´Nevermore´ as “crushing” (Metal Injection), “like a nail bomb” (Revolver), and “a thundering taste of what’s to come” from the band’s new album (Kerrang!).

The Omens album arrives on October 7th, 2022, on Nuclear Blast Records.

Omens follows 2020’s self-titled No. 1 Hard Rock Album, saluted by the likes of Rolling Stone and NMEOmens is perhaps their angriest album yet. Produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth), Omens is a vicious new testament for the Richmond, Virginia-based band, a furious entry in their beloved catalog. “The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world,” Blythe explains. “It’s a very pissed-off record.” He pauses for emphasis. “It is extremely pissed-off.”

The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal architects tracked Omens at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, a location that birthed classics from The Doors, The Ramones, and Soundgarden, among others. “The inner workings of the band have never been better,” explains guitarist Mark Morton. “You can hear it in Omens. You can see it in our performances, and if you’re around us for five minutes, you can feel it.”

In times of tyranny, Danish deathcore outfit CABAL are taking aim at the oppressors. The band’s new single ‘Violent Ends’ is a statement of intent for all those who use abuse their power.

CABAL states:
“Violence breeds violence, it’s as simple as that. Those who live by the sword will also die by it. This song is a middle finger to the people who violently abuse their positions of power. Their end is inevitable and it’s coming soon.” 

The new single comes with a stark new video that pairs a frenzied performance with intricate and evocative animation.

‘Violent Ends’ is the third single that the band has released from their upcoming album Magno Interitus. The band’s Nuclear Blast debut will be released on October 21st.

Stream the single here: https://cabal.bfan.link/violent-ends.ema

Preorder Magno Interitus here (Local pre-order available soon):
https://cabal.bfan.link/magno-interitus.ema

Just one day after the release of their anniversary re-issues We Still Take You With Us and Live At Paradiso (for the first time!), symphonic metal titans EPICA will celebrate 20years of existence live at Tilburg’s 013, the same place where they played their first show (supporting Anathema) back in 2002.
 
However, since the show has long been sold out and not everyone can join the celebrations on September 3rd, the band are bringing the show to everyone via the internet. Fans everywhere can tune in to an exclusive, pro-shot live stream of the entire show that will contain plenty of surprises in the setlist, several guests and spectacular stage effects!
 
Coen Janssen comments: “We are extremely happy to be able to share our anniversary – not only with the lucky ones who got a ticket – but also with everybody else in the world!
Our loyal fanbase is everywhere around this planet and through this live stream we can let everyone be part of this party. It wouldn’t be a birthday bash without you!! So, grab your drinks and warn the neighbours, because this is going to be a noisy night!”
 
In addition, you will also get to witness the return of a band that had disappeared off the face of the earth for the last 20 years. SAHARA DUST reunite for a special one-off live performance to open the show.
Don’t miss them, because although you might have never heard of them, their history is heavily interwoven with Epica’s inception.
 
Starting live at 19:30 CEST, (3:30am September 4TH AEST) the shows will remain online for 72 hours for fans in different time zones to re-watch in their account at any time within that period. 

Early bird tickets are available until August 12th, bundles are available with limited edition merchandise that will only be available with the stream or directly at the anniversary show in Tilburg. 
 
Secure your tickets for this special event here: www.epicastream.com

Following up on the release of their critically acclaimed, thrash-masterpiece, Electrified Brain, Richmond’s hard-charging, metal maniacs MUNICIPAL WASTE have released an epic new animated video for their single ‘Grave Dive’ created by Pierre Mousquet, in which the band summons an army of dead fans for a hell-raising concert with cameos by the Toxic Avenger, Lemmy, The Ramones, Skeletor and countless others.

Commenting on the video, vocalist Tony Foresta says: 

“We are very excited to premiere another video off the new record. We thought it would be a good idea to bring back Pierre and IMOV studios for another animated film since we loved the last one so much. This video has more Easter eggs than the holiday where Jesus died.”

Animator and director Mousquet adds: 

“Almost ten years after “You’re Cut Off,” I had the chance, once again, to dive into Municipal Waste’s awesome universe to create the “Grave Dive” animated video. The song gave me endless inspiration resulting in too many ideas to fit in a 2:32 long video. So don’t blink!”

It’s time! Time to get a taste of that new WASTE! After months of anticipation, Richmond’s hard-charging, thrash metal maniacs MUNICIPAL WASTE have released their 7th studio album, Electrified Brain, via Nuclear Blast.

Purchase Electrified Brainhttps://www.municipalwaste.net/electrified-brain
Stream Electrified Brainhttps://municipalwaste.bfan.link/electrified-brain

THRESHOLD return with their 12th full length album Dividing Lines, which is set to be released on November 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Dividing Lines marks the second album since the return of former vocalist Glynn Morgan, who reunited with the band on their previous effort Legends Of The Shires (2017)darker album than Legends Of The Shires, the band have described it as “Legends’ darker, moodier older brother”.
 
Get your first taste of the album with the single ´Silenced`, which comes with a stunning new video.

Richard West comments on the song: Silenced is about how we seem to be heading towards less voices, less artists, less venues, less platforms where everyone can be heard. People seem so scared to speak out or debate anything anymore. I know I sound old but I miss the good old days! When freedom of speech goes then society is lost.”

The video was filmed by Sitcom Soldiers in the UK who also filmed the band´s last video ‘Small Dark Lines’. The video portrays a boy coming up against a threatening foe, only defeating them by summoning a mighty scream (unsilenced).
 
Pre-order Dividing Lines here: https://bfan.link/dividing-lines
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Underground icon, extreme metal trailblazer, third world warrior, and leader of a diverse and dedicated tribe, Max Cavalera not only survives but thrives, blasting out riff after killer riff. The same voice, body, and spirit which launched SOULFLY in 1997 summons impossibly heavy noise to this day, throwing down ten slabs of monstrous music on the band’s twelfth album, Totem which will be released via Nuclear Blast on August 5th.

Today, the band releases their third single entitled, ‘Filth Upon Filth‘.

SOULFLY‘s Max Cavalera comments, ‘‘Filth Upon Filth’ was the first track unleashed to the Tribe last year. Costin has created an amazing, savage rendition of the song! This is a song made by a Headbanger, for Headbangers!

Totem was recorded at Platinum Underground in Mesa Arizona by John Aquilino and Arthur Rizk with assistance from John Powers. Produced by Max alongside Arthur Rizk (KREATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CODE ORANGE), the album boasts guest appearances from John Powers (ETERNAL CHAMPION), Chris Ulsh (POWER TRIP), and John Tardy (OBITUARY). Arthur Rizk was also responsible for playing lead guitar on the record. The artwork for the album was created by James Bousema.

This song surely gave the one or another listener goosebumps when being performed on one of AMARANTHE‘s breathtaking liveshows, and now a transition of the feelings has been created by releasing a remarkable music video for: ‘Crystalline’.

The majestic interplay of orchestral arrangements and in turn distorted guitars is visually underlined in the new stunning music video and not least by the vocal performance between Elize Ryd and Nils Molin

By releasing this music video AMARANTHE are taking the anthem to a new level which lets the song resurrect, supported by the passion and the emotions which can now also be transferred visually. 

AMARANTHE comment on the new video:
“‘Crystalline’ was a song born from pure emotions in the moment, and we felt that it truly deserved its own spotlight as a single together with a video. Shot at Rydzyna, a 17th century Château outside of Wrocław, Poland, long time collaborators Grupa13 once again worked their visual magic for the video. We hope you will love the result just as much as we do!”

As if that wasn’t enough, the song celebrates a rebirth – and is now released as ‘Crystalline (Orchestral Version)’ which differs not only in sound but also the emotions and harmonies carried by the orchestral elements can be truely felt. The newly arranged orchestral version is released along with the original version of the song since the original version can be heard in the new music video.