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Deliverance & Damnation - OPETH

A lot has happened to Swedish death prog virtuosos OPETH since 2002. That year two of their most pivotal albums "Deliverance" and "Damnation" were released, separately, instead of as one body of work as originally presented by Mikael Åkerfeldt. For one, OPETH has matured into the ultimate progressive band. This evolution has mandated that their ...

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DEVIL YOU KNOW: 'Consume The Damned' Performance Video Released

The official live video for the song "Consume The Damned" from DEVIL YOU KNOW — the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED) — can be seen below. The song is taken from DEVIL YOU KNOW's sophomore album, "They Bleed Red", which was released on November ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'Sword Songs' Album Details Revealed

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS will release their eighth studio album, "Sword Songs", on May 13 through Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts. GRAND MAGUS vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson commented: "We put all of our sweat, blood and tears into this new album and I think ...

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Sweden's TWILIGHT FORCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The foundation for what is now TWILIGHT FORCE was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, TWILIGHT FORCE wanted to create an ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is Technically A Founding Member Of MEGADETH

Earlier this week, Curtis of Cranked Up Live conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Dystopia" being MEGADETH's highest-charting album since 1992's "Countdown To Extinction", which debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August ...

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Video Premiere: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 'Hate By Design'

"Hate By Design", the new video from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh album, "Incarnate", which will be released on March 11 via Roadrunner. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Alone I Stand 02. Hate By Design 03. Cut Me Loose ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: 'Incarnate' Track Listing Revealed

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will release their seventh album, "Incarnate", on March 11 via Roadrunner. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Alone I Stand 02. Hate By Design 03. Cut Me Loose 04. Strength Of The Mind 05. Just Let Go 06. Embrace The Journey…Upraised 07. Quiet Distress 08. Until The ...

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Australia's SOUNDWAVE Festival Officially Canceled

The 2016 edition of Australia's Soundwave festival has been canceled a month before it was scheduled to get underway due to "poor ticket sales." The three-day, three-city event was scheduled to take place in Brisbane on January 23, Sydney a day later and Melbourne on January 26. In a series of Twitter posts, Soundwave head ...

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DEVIL YOU KNOW: 'Your Last Breath' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Your Last Breath" from DEVIL YOU KNOW — the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED) — can be seen below. The song is taken from DEVIL YOU KNOW's sophomore album, "They Bleed Red", which was released on November ...

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Video Premiere: DISTURBED's 'The Light'

DISTURBED has tapped directors Culley Bunker and Craig Bernard to helm the band's new music video for the song "The Light". The clip, which can be seen below, was produced by Evan Urman and executive-produced by Jason Valen. "The Light" is taken from DISTURBED's first new album since 2011, "Immortalized", which was released on August ...

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DEVIL YOU KNOW: Making Of 'They Bleed Red' Part One (Video)

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "They Bleed Red", the sophomore album from DEVIL YOU KNOW — the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED) — can be seen below. The CD will be released on November ...

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DEVIL YOU KNOW: 'The Way We Die' Video Released

"The Way We Die", the new video from DEVIL YOU KNOW — the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED) — can be seen below. The song is taken from DEVIL YOU KNOW's sophomore album, "They Bleed Red", which will be released on November 6 via ...

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Video Premiere: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's 'Receipt'

"Receipt", the new video from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new full-length album, "Abysmal", on September 18 via Metal Blade. According to a press release, "this vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcases TBDM at their very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed ...

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DEVIL YOU KNOW To Release 'They Bleed Red' Album In November

DEVIL YOU KNOW — the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED) — will release its sophomore album, "They Bleed Red", on November 6 via Nuclear Blast. A song from the CD, "Stay Of Execution", can be streamed below. Artusato (guitar) states: "This one was definitely ...

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Video Premiere: FOR TODAY's 'Broken Lens'

FOR TODAY, the American Christian metalcore band from Sioux City, Iowa, will release its new album, "Wake", on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be made available on CD (also as an exclusive CD/T-shirt bundle) as well as on vinyl (black, red) and as digital download. "Wake" track listing: 01. No Truth, No ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: New Song 'Threat Level Number Three' Available For Streaming

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release its new full-length album, "Abysmal", on September 18 via Metal Blade. According to a press release, "this vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcases TBDM at their very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed with ferocious speed and dynamic hooks." "Abysmal" track listing: 01. Receipt 02. Vlad, ...

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FOR TODAY Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

FOR TODAY, the American Christian metalcore band from Sioux City, Iowa, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The label will release the incendiary group's next album internationally. Said Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast: "I am very happy to work with one of my absolute favorite American bands, FOR TODAY. This band is unique ...

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PENTAGRAM: New Song 'Walk Alone' Available For Streaming

Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band PENTAGRAM will release its new studio album, "Curious Volume", on August 28 via Peaceville Records. The track "Walk Alone", taken from "Curious Volume", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. Featuring 11 classic heavy metal compositions with catchy hooks from core band members Victor Griffin, Greg Turley and Bobby ...

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PENTAGRAM: New Song 'Misunderstood' Available For Streaming

Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band PENTAGRAM will release its new studio album, "Curious Volume", on August 28 via Peaceville Records. The track "Misunderstood", taken from "Curious Volume", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. Featuring 11 classic heavy metal compositions with catchy hooks from core band members Victor Griffin, Greg Turley and Bobby Liebling ...

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Video: ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Rocks ALICE IN CHAINS, LED ZEPPELIN, AC/DC Classics With CHIEF BIG WAY

Video footage of ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna's classic-rock covers band called CHIEF BIG WAY performing renditions of songs by ALICE IN CHAINS, LED ZEPPELIN, AC/DC and DIO, among others, can be seen below. The upstate New York-based group, which features Belladonna, on drums and vocals, is rounded out by Dave Mickelson on bass, Joe Precourt ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: New Song 'Vlad, Son Of The Dragon' Available For Streaming

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release its new full-length album, "Abysmal", on September 18 via Metal Blade. According to a press release, "this vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcases TBDM at their very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed with ferocious speed and dynamic hooks." "Abysmal" track listing: 01. Receipt 02. Vlad, ...

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