On May 5th, Dutch death metallers God Dethroned will release their new album, The World Ablaze, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the second single and title track of the record, a new video for “The World Ablaze” can be viewed inside! (more…)
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Tags: Death Metal, extreme metal, god dethroned, heavy metal, Metal Blade Records, Official video, The World Ablaze, Tour Dates, upcoming releases
Tags: 90s metal, album art, Death Metal, extreme metal, heavy metal, Morbid Angel, nuclear blast, Of the Dark Light, Revocation, Suffocation, tracklisting, upcoming releases
New York death metal pioneers Suffocation will release their new album …Of The Dark Light on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released the first single, “Your Last Breaths”, in the form of a 360º track video. Check out the video, tracklist and details inside! (more…)
Tags: Alex Lopez, C.J.McMahon, Chris Garza, Dan Kenny, deathcore, Eddie Hermida, extreme metal, Korn, Machine Head, Mark Heylmun, Mitch Lucker, New Releases, nuclear blast, Ross Robinson, Sepultura, Slipknot, Suicide Silence, Thy Art is Murder, vocalist
When I interviewed Suicide Silence vocalist, Eddie Hermida in October 2015 (read here), he had a strong statement for fans about the direction of the band’s new album:
We’re looking to burn bridges, man. We’re looking for kids to either sink or swim with us. If you’re at all hesitant about our band, if you don’t get our motives and if you don’t get our position in the world and you don’t get where our music comes from, then you’re gonna be one of those fans that gets left behind. It’s one of those things where this next future, this next road for us is gonna be something that is really gonna put us to the test for ourselves more than anybody else. It’s almost one of those things where it might even completely bomb, and we don’t care. It’s one of those things where we’re literally at a point that we’re not allowed to not take chances anymore. We’re not allowed to play the safe road anymore.
With the release of the new self-titled Suicide Silence record (Feb. 24, 2017, Nuclear Blast) (read review), Eddie and the band kept their word. Actually, two words: clean vocals. And that’s just the start. Yes, the new album is not safe at all. It all but abandons the band’s deathcore sound and has turned into one of the more controversial metal releases in recent memory. In fact, it’s facing St. Anger/Risk/Illud Divinum Insanus-levels of fan backlash. Acclaimed nu-metal producer Ross Robinson, who was integral in the beginning for bands like Korn, Fear Factory, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot in finding their signature styles, takes Suicide Silence and transforms it into a different band.
As Suicide Silence is about to hit the road supporting the new album, Eddie called into Live Metal’s Jeff Maki to discuss the stylistic changes of the band, fan reaction to the album and his recent online feud with Australian deathcore band Thy Art is Murder. (more…)
LIVE RECAP: DevilDriver, Death Angel, Winds of Plague, The Agonist and Azreal – 02/20/17 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MarylandPosted: February 24, 2017 by Jeffrey Maki in Live Recaps
Tags: 90s metal, Azreal, Baltimore, Baltimore Soundstage, Bound by the Road Tour, Columbus, Concerts, Death Angel, DevilDriver, Dez Fafara, extreme metal, female-fronted metal, groove metal, heavy metal, Live photos, Mark Osegueda, The Agonist, thrash metal, Vicky Psarakis, Winds of Plague
Review by Jeff Maki
DevilDriver, the headliner of the Bound by the Road Tour, now has seven studio albums under its belt. Yes, seven. The band has been around that long, and I’m getting that old. But the band in direct support on the tour has been around way longer—Death Angel. Thirty-five years to be exact.
Death Angel has been an absolute machine in recent years, churning out its style of Bay Area thrash metal with albums Killing Season (2008), Relentless Retribution (2010), The Dream Calls for Blood (2013) and last year’s The Evil Divide, which earned an honorable mention on my “best of the year” list. I also interviewed frontman Mark Osegueda in 2010 (read here) and again in 2016 (read here). Both times, his excitement and enthusiasm was unlike anyone I’ve interviewed. It turns out he carries this enthusiasm over to the stage (more…)
Tags: Abrahadabra, black metal, BluRay, Death Metal, Dimmu Borgir, DVD, extreme metal, Forces Of The Northern Night, Galder, LP, Norway, orchestra, Shagrath, symphonic metal, upcoming releases, Wacken Open Air Festival
As 2017 marks the year of the great return of Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, Dimmu Borgir, they will release their highly-anticipated double-DVD Forces Of The Northern Night on April 28th. Available in different formats, the release will contain two live rituals:
Their legendary concert in Oslo, showing Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action.
Today, the Norwegians unveil their first video from the Wacken show – see the raging black metal hymn “Mourning Palace” live with the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra inside! (more…)
Tags: album art, Chicago Open Air, Christian, Cold Winter Sun, Demon Hunter, extreme metal, heavy metal, Official video, Outlive, tracklisting, upcoming releases
Demon Hunter will release their new album Outlive through a partnership with Solid State Records on March 31. The album, which is the band’s eighth overall and the follow up to 2014’s Extremist, is now available for pre-order here.
Demon Hunter have also shared the track listing and the final two covers for Outlive. The covers revealed here are exclusive to both retail and to this pre-order. The first cover pictured is for the digital and CD versions. The second cover pictured is for the double vinyl. Check them out now!
Tags: All That Remains, extreme metal, heavy metal, Jose Mangin, Madness, metalcore, Phil Labonte, Safehouse, SiriusXM, upcoming releases
Today, metalcore mainstays All That Remains premiered two new singles “Madness” and “Safehouse” on SiriusXM Octane & on SiriusXM Liquid Metal with Jose Mangin! All That Remains’ new album, the follow-up to 2015’s The Order of Things, is expected to arrive some time in April. Listen to the new songs inside! (more…)
Tags: deathcore, Eddie Hermida, extreme metal, New Releases, nuclear blast, Ross Robinson, Suicide Silence, Tour Dates
The wait is finally over, as Suicide Silence have triumphantly returned with their truly career defining moment in the form of their self-titled new, full-length album set for a Feb 24th release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The new offering was hailed by Alternative Press and Guitar Player Magazine as “One of 2017’s Most Anticipated Albums.” The offering was produced by the world-renowned Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age). Pre-order bundles can be purchased at the link below.
The brand-new, crushing track, “Silence,” can also be streamed now inside. All photos in this clip were shot by Randy Blythe (Lamb of God vocalist). Blythe’s photography is also featured in-depth across the band’s new album layout. (more…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, album trailer, Amorphis, Bobby Blitz Ellsworth, Death Metal, extreme metal, Interviews, Live Metal, New Releases, Nile, nuclear blast, Official video, Overkill, Swallow the Sun, The Grinding Wheel, Thrash, thrash metal, Tour Dates
Legendary New Jersey thrashers, Overkill, will unleash their upcoming 18th studio album, The Grinding Wheel, on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. To date, the band has revealed a series of album trailers for the album discussing the artwork, lyrics, musical direction and much more. Today, the band revealed their fifth trailer in which vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth talks about his heavy metal charity organization “Rock Against Dystrophy.”
Check out all the trailers for The Grinding Wheel inside. And in case you missed it, be sure to read our brand new interview with Blitz here! Straight from the gutter, the frontman tackles everything from current-day-competition, Overkill history and, of course, more info on The Grinding Wheel than you can withstand!
Arch Enemy release new live video for “War Eternal”; DVD/Blu-ray ‘As The Stages Burn!’ out March 31stPosted: January 30, 2017 by Jeffrey Maki in News, Videos
Tags: Alissa White-Gluz, Arch Enemy, As The Stages Burn, BluRay, Century Media, Death Metal, DVD, extreme metal, female-fronted metal, melodic death metal, Michael Amott, New Releases, sweden
The new video was filmed at Wacken 2016 and is featured on the Arch Enemy’s upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray As The Stages Burn!, which comes out March 31st. As The Stages Burn! will be available as a Ltd. Deluxe CD+DVD+Blu-ray Box Set (EU), Ltd Edition CD+DVD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+DVD, and as digital album. Watch it inside and pre-order now! (more…)
Tags: Amon Amarth, Carolina Rebellion, Death Metal, extreme metal, Festivals, Goatwhore, Jomsviking, melodic death metal, Metal Blade, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range, sweden, Tour Dates, Viking metal, Welcome to Rockville, World's Loudest Month
After touring the world this past year in support of their new album, Jomsviking (Live Metal #8 Album of 2016), Amon Amarth will head back out on the road this spring for a USA tour with Goatwhore! Starting April 30th, the trek also features select appearances by Amon Amarth at some of the nation’s premier music festivals: “Welcome to Rockville”, “Carolina Rebellion”, “Dark Lord Day”, “Northern Invasion”, and “Rock on the Range”. (more…)
Tags: Death Angel, DevilDriver, extreme metal, female-fronted metal, Hozier, Live Metal, Napalm Records, Official video, Take Me To Church, The Agonist, Tour Dates, Winds of Plague
The Agonist released their latest album and Napalm Records debut Five this past September. The record, which was met with global critical acclaim featured The Agonist’s own special take on the chart topping Hozier single “Take Me To Church”. Today the band is pleased to present the video for the song. Watch it inside! (more…)