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DAWN OF DISEASE To Release 'Ascension Gate' Album In August

German death metallers DAWN OF DISEASE will release their fourth studio album, "Ascension Gate", on August 11 via Napalm Records. Since 2003, DAWN OF DISEASE has rumbled its way to the top as heavyweights of Germany's death metal scene. Hailing from Osnabrück, DAWN OF DISEASE indulges some old-school Swedish groove and raspy riffs: BLOODBATH and ...

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GHOST Is Hoping To Re-Team With 'Meliora' Producer KLAS ÅHLUND

GHOST frontman and founder Tobias Forge, who performs as Papa Emeritus, hopes to re-team with Swedish producer Klas Åhlund for the follow-up to the group's 2015's album "Meliora". GHOST's third full-length effort, "Meliora", was a Billboard Top 10 record that sold nearly 30,000 copies in its first week. The disc's lead single, "Cirice", even won ...

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Watch New Lineup Of GHOST Perform In Zurich, Switzerland

Fan-filmed video footage of GHOST's April 18 performance at Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland can be seen below. As previously reported, GHOST frontman and founder Tobias Forge, who performs as Papa Emeritus, is being sued by four ex-members of the group. The quartet of former Nameless Ghouls have accused Forge of cheating them out of their ...

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GHOST: Video Footage Of Entire Cologne, Germany Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of GHOST's entire April 5 concert at E-Werk in Köln (Cologne), Germany can be seen below. Featured songs: 02:10 Square Hammer 06:16 From The Pinnacle To The Pit 10:12 Secular Haze 15:31 Con Clavi Con Dio 19:24 Per Aspera Ad Inferi 23:30 Papa Talks To The Crowd 27:14 Body And Blood 30:58 ...

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AVATARIUM: First Trailer For 'Hurricanes And Halos' Album

Swedish doom metallers AVATARIUM will release their third studio album, "Hurricanes And Halos", on May 26 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork for the disc was once again created by Erik Rovanpera, who previously designed the cover art of the band's debut album, and shows a mystical creature inspired by the epic track "Medusa Child". The ...

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Video: New GHOST Lineup Performs In Glasgow

Fan-filmed video footage of GHOST's March 29 performance at O2 ABC in Glasgow, Scotland can be seen below. The new, predominantly U.K.-based lineup of GHOST — which is rumored to include musicians who have previously played with THE SISTERS OF MERCY, KORN, PENDRAGON and BLOODBATH — gave its first live performance on March 24 as ...

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AVATARIUM: Lyric Video For 'Into The Fire / Into The Storm' Song

Swedish doom metallers AVATARIUM will release their third studio album, "Hurricanes And Halos", on May 26 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork for the disc was once again created by Erik Rovanpera, who previously designed the cover art of the band's debut album, and shows a mystical creature inspired by the epic track "Medusa Child". The ...

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AVATARIUM To Release 'Hurricanes And Halos' Album In May

Swedish doom metallers AVATARIUM will release their third studio album, "Hurricanes And Halos", on May 26 via Nuclear Blast. Once again, singer Jennie-Ann Smith and her gentlemen cast a spell over you with a truly magical sound experience. As was the case with the band's first two efforts, AVATARIUM relies on beauty and darkness, heavy ...

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THE ABSENCE Releases New Song 'Septic Testament', Announces New Guitarists

Tampa-based melodic death metal band THE ABSENCE has released its first song in three years, titled "Septic Testament". The track is the band's first to feature their two new guitar players: Joey Concepcion (ARMAGEDDON) and Taylor Nordberg (RIBSPREADER, INFERNAEON). "Septic Testament" was recorded at Smoke & Mirrors Productions by Jeramie Kling and Taylor Nordberg. It ...

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AYREON Signs With MASCOT LABEL GROUP

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / record producer Arjen Lucassen. The AYREON catalog, comprising seven studio albums, will be released on various digital platforms on April 22. Arjen Lucassen and Mascot Label Group CEO Ed van Zijl go back twenty years. ...

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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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INCANTATION Re-Signs With RELAPSE, Completes Work On New Album

Relapse Records has announces the re-signing of death metal veterans INCANTATION. The band, which originally signed to the label in the early 1990s and released some of the most influential extreme metal albums of all time, including "Onward To Golgotha" (1992), "Mortal Throne Of Nazarene" (1994), "Diabolical Conquest" (1998), and "The Infernal Storm" (2000), has ...

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BLOODBATH Featuring PARADISE LOST's NICK HOLMES: Video Footage Of COPENHELL Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of the Swedish/British death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with OPETH's Martin Axenrot and PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes, performing on June 20 at the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. Holmes made his BLOODBATH debut on the band's latest ...

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HIGH ON FIRE To Release 'Luminiferous' Album In June

California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE will release their new album, "Luminiferous", on June 23 via eOne Music. Recorded at Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity Studios with producer Kurt Ballou, the CD is the follow-up to the group's 2012 release, "De Vermis Mysteriis", an album hailed as "not for the faint of heart " by The New ...

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SOILWORK: Preview Clip Of New Song

SOILWORK singer Björn "Speed" Strid and drummer Dirk Verbeuren have offered a preview of a demo version of a new song in a video message promoting the Toontrack software. Check it out below. SOILWORK will release its first live DVD/Blu-ray, "Live In The Heart Of Helsinki", on March 13 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was ...

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SOILWORK: 'Live In The Heart Of Helsinki' DVD Trailer

Swedish metallers SOILWORK will release their first live DVD/Blu-ray, "Live In The Heart Of Helsinki", on March 13 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded during the band's special show on March 21, 2014 at Circus Club in the Finnish capital and features guest appearances by Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) and Nathan J. Biggs (SONIC ...

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