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DARK FUNERAL Begins Recording New Album

Almost 20 years after Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL released their debut album, "The Secrets Of The Black Arts", and six years after the release of their last full-length CD, they are finally entering the studio again to create another blasphemous masterpiece. DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman comments: “We've been waiting for this day a ...

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AT THE GATES: Official 'The Circular Ruins' Performance Video

"The Circular Ruins", the new performance video from Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES, can be seen below. The clip features footage filmed by Live Media Group during the band's April 2015 show at Chicago's House Of Blues during the Decibel Magazine Tour. "The Circular Ruins" is taken from AT THE GATES' latest ...

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DEATH ANGEL Completes Mastering New Album

San Francisco metallers DEATH ANGEL have finished mastering their new album for a tentative April release via Nuclear Blast. The band said in a Facebook post: "We are pleased to announce... our new album is done! [We] just listened to the final mastered cut and couldn't be more satisfied. Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in ...

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DRAGONFORCE Is Not Just About Playing Fast

MTV Japan conducted an interview with vocalist Marc Hudson and guitarist Herman Li of DRAGONFORCE during the band's September 2015 Japanese tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DRAGONFORCE's musical approach: Herman: "DRAGONFORCE's music… Our approach is to mix many styles of rock and heavy ...

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A Dream in Static - EARTHSIDE

The rising success of prog-behemoths SCALE THE SUMMIT has opened the door for young contemporaries with vision, including Connecticut-based EARTHSIDE. If you've had your fill of contemporary prog metal, in particular symphonic metal, dig in and discover EARTHSIDE. EARTHSIDE structures their compositions with a cinematic mindset, and their ingenious and frequently jaw-dropping epic "A Dream ...

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THE RESISTANCE Feat. THE HAUNTED, Ex-IN FLAMES Members: 'Coup De Grâce' Album Due In January

THE RESISTANCE, the Swedish extreme metal band featuring former and current members of IN FLAMES and THE HAUNTED, will release its sophomore full-length album, "Coup De Grâce", on January 22, 2016 via earMUSIC. According to a press release, "Coup De Grâce" "reconnects with the one and only, original extreme hardcore and slams it straight down ...

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THREAT SIGNAL Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Agonia Records has announced the signing of Canadian melodic thrash metal powerhouse THREAT SIGNAL to a worldwide deal. The band has finished recording its long-awaited fourth studio album, "Disconnect", for an early 2016 release. Since their critically acclaimed debut offering "Under Reprisal" (2006), which won the Canadian Recording Of The Year Award at the Hamilton ...

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DRAGONFORCE Hopes To Re-Team With Producer JENS BOGREN On Next Album

Lithium Magazine conducted an interview with vocalist Marc Hudson and bassist Frédéric Leclercq of British/French epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE on November 26 at the London Music Hall in London, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how DRAGONFORCE's latest album, ...

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Video Premiere: SOILWORK's 'Death In General'

"Death In General", the new video from Swedish metallers SOILWORK, can be seen at Toontrack.com. The clip was directed by Hristo Shindov and shot on location in Joshua Tree, California. Said SOILWORK singer Björn "Speed" Strid: "Recording the video for 'Death In General' was absolutely spectacular. "After finishing up our North American tour ...

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AT THE GATES Frontman Has 'High Hopes' For Another Studio Album

Jägermeister conducted an interview with vocalist Tomas Lindberg of Swedish metallers AT THE GATES on November 7 at the Damnation festival in Leeds, England. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether AT THE GATES feels any pressure having to live up to its "legendary" status: "Playing ...

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The Ride Majestic - SOILWORK

It's surprising SOILWORK is dropping a brand new album so quickly on the heels of 2013's magnificent double slab "The Living Infinite". Their tenth album, "The Ride Majestic" arrives just as longtime bassist Ola Flink departs the band. In Flink's place will be Markus Wibom, formerly of HEARTS ALIVE, and he'll have his hands full ...

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SHADOWSIDE Joined By Ex-HAMMERFALL Bassist MAGNUS ROSÉN

Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE have announced the addition of Swedish bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL) to the group's ranks. Magnus was part of HAMMERFALL from 1997 to 2007, during which time he did several world tours and recorded several albums with the band. He also worked on music with Jorn Lande (ex-MASTERPLAN) and Tony Martin (ex-BLACK ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'I'm Not Preaching To Anybody What They Should Be Or What They Should Not Be'

On September 30, Jimmy Cabbs recently conducted an interview with former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. Asked if he is worried that SOULFLY's new album, "Archangel", will be misunderstood because of its numerous biblical references, Cavalera said: "Being metal, ...

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Feat. SOILWORK, ARCH ENEMY Members: 'Sail On' Performance Video

"Sail On", the new performance video from THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA — the classic-rock band featuring Björn Strid (SOILWORK) and Sharlee D' Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) — can be seen below. The song is taken from THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA's second studio album, "Skyline Whispers", which was released on June 9 via Coroner Records. ...

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SHADOWSIDE To Re-Team With Producer FREDRIK NORDSTRÖM For Next Album

Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE are working on material for their fourth studio album, to be recorded once again in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK, DARK TRANQUILLITY), who worked on "Inner Monster Out". "Inner Monster Out" was released in May 2012 via Inner Wound Recordings. The CD ...

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SOULFLY: 360-Degree Footage From Making Of 'Archangel' Video

360-degree footage taken from the making of SOULFLY's "Archangel" music video can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's tenth studio album, which was released on August 14 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM), and features stunning cover ...

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Video Premiere: SOILWORK's 'Enemies In Fidelity'

"Enemies In Fidelity", the new video from Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The Ride Majestic", which was released worldwide on August 28 via Nuclear Blast. Comments SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid: "The video for 'Enemies In Fidelity' captures the hardship ...

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