With five of their full length life wreckers back on vinyl for the first time since the original pressings (we suggest you start with the still unconditionally pit worthy Stop At Nothing ), it seemed a good time to give Dying Fetus the band spotlight. The death metal legacy of this group has withstood many tests and only come through stronger. Catch them on tour with Hatebreed in Europe this April if you are both lucky and brave.
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Los Angeles heavy metal queen OTEP has released her newest track “In Cold Blood”.
“In Cold Blood” comes off of the upcoming album Generation Doom which will come out on April 15 via Napalm Records.
In addition to this new track OTEP has announced the “Generation Doom” Tour which will see support from Lacey Sturm, September Mourning, Through Fire and Doll Skin.
Check out “In Cold Blood”, “Lords of War” and “Zero” as well as OTEP tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Eths from France’s latest single is friggin’ bad ass, one of the most interesting tunes in a career already full of odd twists and turns from a band you can’t pigeonhole. Much like stateside industrial rockers InAeona or even Richard Patrick’s long running Filter, just when you think you are going to peg where they are going next the band head for uncharted waters.
Regarding the new track, ETHS guitarist Staif Bihl comments:
The quartet will release ‘Ankaa’, worldwide on April 22nd. The band’s new album marks their first full-length with new vocalist and “France has got Talent” sensation Rachel Aspe. Pre-orders for the album are available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop.Add to My Radar
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Lizzy Borden has spent over three decades creating some of the most theatrical metal in existence, releasing classics such as Love You to Pieces (1985) and Master of Disguise (1989), while obliterating audiences worldwide with a stage show that rivals that of Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper. For his efforts, he has become nothing short of a metal icon. Now, to take the next step in furthering his career, Lizzy Borden has signed a worldwide solo artist deal with Metal Blade Records – the label that helped to launch him to commercial success over 30 years ago. Ready to once again captivate both veteran and adolescent metal fans alike, Lizzy Borden plans to release a new album in 2016 and tour the world in support of it, with a reinvigorated band backing him up.
Lizzy Borden comments:
“I am extremely happy to re-sign with the same label we started with all those years ago (Metal Blade Records). I’m excited to be working with Brian Slagel and all the Metal Blade family again. It’s been my home for all six of our (full-length) studio albums – with the new record being the seventh, and the start of a new series of albums to come.
My focus for the last several years has been performing live and exposing my brand of American metal to countries all over the world. Now I feel is the right time to step back and push the re-start button. Time to get back to the art of creating new music. Touring around the world and having new fans discover Lizzy Borden for the first time has been rejuvenating, and so a new album seems like the perfect way to bridge the past with the future.
I will take this part of my journey and these next series of albums as a solo artist, as I have for some of the past LBrecords and tours. I look forward to working with many different established musicians and friends, as well as some undiscovered talent like we have been lucky enough to unearth in the past. To all of our fans that have followed Lizzy Borden from the beginning and all the new younger fans who have just discovered us, I hope you will come along with me for this next chapter. I am inspired, excited and ready to begin again. @realLizzyborden”
Stay tuned for more news about Lizzy Borden coming soon!Add to My Radar
Sugarman plans to begin a new collaborative effort through Patreon.
The album will feature some of the biggest names in modern deathcore as well as musicians from all across the heavy metal spectrum.
Sugarman had this to say about his transition:
“I am formally announcing my departure from As Blood Runs Black. I wouldn’t trade those experiences in for anything, but I am feeling called to pursue my solo career and future opportunities that allow me focus on where I want to be as a musician. And as some of my fans and friends know, my mom is currently fighting brain cancer, and I feel it’s best that I put touring on the back burner for a while.”
Check out the musicians announced so far and the full comments from Sugarman here.Add to My Radar
Anyone who has heard their sweaty roadhouse brawl worthy version of “Long Tall Sally” or a wiry and glitchy adaptation of “Cocaine” knows The Compulsions have always had an uncanny knack for updating classic and hard rock without losing the gritty golden street cred that many other bands in the genre sacrifice for a poppier sheen. There is a bluesy heart beating in Rob Carlyle, a guy it is easy to believe stays up late each night in conversation with the devils down at the crossroads while still being open to flirtations with industrial and glam elements after attending mass at the First Church of Fender.
Now Carlyle and Compulsion bandmate Frank Ferrer (of Guns N Roses fame) have teamed up with Bumblefoot to release three space age informed covers of timeless big rock hits and the results are superb. Some bands record covers and it is totally pointless, but Carlyle and Co. have taken three stand alone singles and given songs you know very well a new shot of adrenaline. “Shock Me” by Kiss is big, ballsy and organic yet semi-robotic. A startling Cure cover of “Fascination Street” becomes a seedy gutter rock fit for Taxi Driver jam dripping with edgy danger not seen in NYC much since the corporations took over. But first up for the public’s ears is a special take on “Revolution” by The Beatles like you’ve never heard it before. The big guitar version will air on Nights With Alice Cooper before becoming exclusively available at iTunes on April 19 (pre-order starts March 21). Fans can then expect The Compulsions to release “Shock Me” by Kiss in August and “Fascination Street” by The Cure in December.
While Sammi Yaffa and Richard Fortus are no longer attached to the project, ex-Raging Slab bassist Alec Morton and Mr. Bumblefoot have helped hold things together admirably as Carlyle works on a follow up to 2015 sophomore album Dirty Fun.
According to Rob, “It takes balls to reinterpret songs that so many people love but The Compulsions never shy away from a challenge. We had a blast putting our own dirty little spin on the originals and we hope everyone has just as much fun listening to the results.”Add to My Radar
Swedish melo-death-doomers October Tide have released their newest song “Nursed By The Cold”.
“Nursed By The Cold” comes from the band’s upcoming album Winged Waltz which will come out April 22 via Agonia Records.
October Tide will also be co-headlining a European tour with Demonical.
Check out “Nursed By The Cold” and October Tide tour dates here.Add to My Radar
German blackened-thrashers Desaster have released their newest song “End of Tyranny”.
“End of Tyranny” comes from the band’s upcoming album The Oath of an Iron Ritual which will come out April 8 via Metal Blade Records.
Check out “End of Tyranny” and the first single “Damnatio Ad Bestias” here.Add to My Radar
North Carolina sludge doom veterans Sourvein have released their newest track “Aquanauts”.
Sourvein will release Aquatic Occult via Metal Blade Records on April 8 and will be the band’s debut with Metal Blade.
The album will feature performances by Randy Blythe, Stig Miller and Reed Mullin.
Check out “Aquanauts” here.Add to My Radar
In preparation for the release of that album the band is releasing a play-through of their song “Defeat Zeke”.
Check out the “Defeat Zeke” play-through and “The Sentinel’s Order” here.Add to My Radar
Canadian black metallers Necronomicon have released their newest album Advent of The Human God for stream.
The album will officially release on March 18 in Europe via Season of Mist and in the rest of the world on March 25.
Check out comments vocalist from Rob The Witch and stream the entire album here.Add to My Radar