Australian Death Metal quintet In Death have brokered a deal with Plastic Head for the official release of full-length debut album The Devil Speaks. The album will be released on April 21..
In related news, the band has released an official video for album track "Bow to Your Master." Vigorously honing their craft as a live act since August 2008, two crucial elements have developed within the band that now form part of the unofficial band ethos: Tight performances packaged with energetic delivery. The result can only be described as a whirlwind of energy punctuated by an intensely accurate technical punch.
In Death combine overwhelming power and groove with subtle technicality and some unexpected twists to deliver a package that can not only cause frenzy among seasoned metal-heads, but also bring new fans to the metal genre with horns held high and banging heads.
In Death... now established as a force to be reckoned with, is growing not only in stature, but as creative artists. The band's debut full length album features more varied influences compared to the Thanatos and self-titled EPs. Some new material has a more pronounced progressive side, which is a natural progression as artists grow, but the band is always mindful of never letting the ever growing fan base down.
There are certain things that must be expected when you come to an In Death show, and they want to give the punters what they paid for! In this case, death metal with a groove so intoxicating, you just can't help but bang your head!
3 of the best facts about Anaal Nathrakh this week...
Anaal Nathrakh have been nominated for a Metal Hammer Golden God at this years Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award show which takes place at IndigO2 in London on June 12, 2017 with live acts still to be announced. Along with Neurosis, Pallbearer, Perturbator and Royal Thunder, Anaal are nominated in the ‘Best Underground Band’ category.
In more Anaal Nathrakh news the band have recently announced they will appear at Ritual Festival which takes place at Canal Mills in Leeds on Saturday 8th April 2017. Nathrakh will join Ihsahn, Bossk, Misery Index (Squeeeeeeee!!) and loads more.
Ritual Festival final line-up:
Ihsahn (UK Exclusive)
All Pigs Must Die
The Afternoon Gentlemen
Corrupt Moral Altar
For more info and ticket info go to: http://www.ritualfest.co.uk
So we all know that Anaal Nathrakh have released their ninth album, 'The Whole of the Law', via Metal Blade Records right and have recently launched a video for the album track, 'We Will Fucking Kill You', which was directed and edited by the Widow Brothers (widowbrothers.com), who interpreted the themes of the song and the cover artwork for the clip. Did you know though, that Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes. Since 1999, they have gained a reputation for embodying precisely these things - and now, with their new record, 'The Whole of the Law', Nathrakh has reached the very height of their twisted powers.
The best Anaal fact this week? The band are playing Dark Mofo, in Hobart, Tasmania this winter. Yes indeed Anaal will be on Australian soil!! Joining them - Ulver, Norway's Taake and a tonne more - this island will be so damned heavy it may just sink... The winter festival runs from 8–21 June 2017 and you can register for pre-sales: https://darkmofo.net.au/ulver-pre-sale-registration/ Tickets have been on sale since Tuesday 11 April and more bands are to be announced as of the 10 May.
Subscribe for updates: https://darkmofo.net.au/subscribe - this will be something to remember!
Ensiferum issues update from in the studio! As previously announced, Ensiferum recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland to begin work on their seventh full-length, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine). Set to be released September 2017 via Metal Blade Records, the quintet has now issued an update about the recording process from in the studio. Sami Hinkka (bass) comments: "Hi, folks! Greetings from the Astia studio! For this album, we wanted to catch our live energy on a totally new level with the best possible sound. So every song was played together while recording drums. Most of the bass lines were also taken from those live takes to guarantee the maximum groove. There are songs on the album we recorded without a click so get ready for some serious rocking, people! The second week is almost over and we are perfectly on schedule: drums, bass lines and half of the rhythm guitars are done".
Before the album's release, European fans will be able to catch Ensiferum at various festivals this summer AND Australia will also get a taste this season. See below for all dates, with more shows to be announced soon!
ENSIFERUM tour dates:
June 3 - Metal Open Air Plzen - Plzen, Czech Republic
June 24 - Montebello festival - Montebello, Canada
June 30 - Rockfest Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
July 1 - Hoernerfest - Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany
July 2 - Battlefield festival - Milan, Italy
July 13 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen - Vlyn, Germany
Aug. 17 - Summerbreeze festival - Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
On May 5th Dutch Death Metallers God Dethroned will release their new album 'The World Ablaze' worldwide also via Metal Blade Records! Surf now over to metalblade.com/goddethroned where you can check out the first single 'On The Wrong Side Of The Wire' as a videocilp!
Make sure to have a look at the pre-order section, you can purchase 'The World Ablaze' either as a CD/DVD Digi package, as a regular jewelcase-CD or on vinyl. There's also shirt bundles available. The bonus-DVD features full God Dethroned live shows from Graspop 2016 and Rock Hard festival 2015!
God Dethroned comments: "'The World Ablaze' is our final album in the WWI trilogy. We aimed to create an album that is very dynamic and diverse. It contains typical GD riffing with loads of melodies and catchy hooks. The songs are perfect for our live shows as they contain many mid-tempo parts combined with faster and more brutal parts. Diversity to the max! Dan Swanö mixed the album in his typical fashion but without robbing the band of its own identity. Mastering was handled at the Wisseloord Studios where they also mastered albums for bands like Rammstein among many others, and they put the icing on the cake. The album sounds crystal clear and heavy as fuck at the same time. We are very proud to present this album during our upcoming Serpent Fest album release shows early May!"
05/05/17 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete w/ Lifeless & Visionary 666
06/05/17 DE - München - Backstage w/ Revel In Flesh & Commander & Visionary 666
11/05/17 BE - Kortrijk - De Kreun w/ Visionary 666 & Fractured Insanity
12/05/17 NL- Lelystad - Poppodium w/ Visionary 666 & Disquiet
13/05/17 NL - Groningen - Vera w/ Visionary 666 & The Heritage Other
The Swedish juggernaut that is ENTOMBED A.D. are heading our way in May and frontman L.G. Petrov has spoken so it is time to listen up Australia - you are in for a special treat as ENTOMBED A.D. are going to bust out the classics. You can expect to see a set filled with tracks off the albums that made Entombed legends of their era. A set top heavy with tracks from Left Hand Path, Clandestine & Wolverine Blues.
Any Entombed fan, this will be your only chance to see these classics played LIVE!
Tickets On Sale now: www.hardlinemedia.net Limited VIP meet n greet available
Watch below to see a tour greeting from: L.G. Petrov and Guilherme Miranda....
Ragnarok Psychopathology tour Part 2! "The legendary Norwegians are planning their second Part of the "Psychopathology" Headlining Tour for the Eastern part of Europe in May 2017 Also the great Slovenians from CVINGER are suppporting the Tour as Co -Headliner again. Special guests: Infinityum (FR) Aeternum Vale (IRE)
Fr. 19.05. Dresden (Ger) – Skullcrusher
Sa.20.05. Chorzow (Pl) – Red & Black
Su. 21.05. Warschau (Pl) – Hydrozagadka
Tu. 23.05. Budapest (Hun) – Blue Hell
We. 24.05. Bratislava (Sk) – Randal Club
Th. 25.05. Prag (CZ) – Nova Chmelnice
Fr. 26.05. Erfurt (Ger) – From Hell
Sa. 27.05. Munich (Ger) – Backstage
Su. 28.05. Berlin (Ger) – Blackland
Sydney atmospheric black metal band, Somnium Nox will release their highly anticipated full length debut album, Terra Inanis on May 15. The album consists of three monolithic tracks that weave together to create an otherworldly atmosphere completely representing the album title - Terra (earth) Inanis (empty) Immense, stark, ambient, isolating and incredibly dense soundtracks.
Incorporating didgeridoo, Somnium Nox move black metal into new and uncharted territory. Taking the listener on an oscillating trip between varying states of consciousness through their music's transcendental qualities. This is atmospheric black metal that is deeper than most. Stirring up emotions that were thought to be non existent and affecting the listener on a cerebral and also subliminal level. Listening to Terra Inanis causes an emotional purge; a deep soul cleansing via the evocation of sounds from an ancient culture, the natural world and other realms.
Get a taste of Terra Inanis....
REMAINING TOUR DATES:
April 22: The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
May 13: The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Pre orders for Terra Inanis are available now somniumnox.bigcartel.com
Dragonforce will release their new studio album, Reaching Into Infinity via EarMUSIC/Sony Music Australia on May 19. Formats are, Digital, CD, LP and a special edition CD and DVD. To whet the appetite of their legions of fans eager to hear new music, the band have unveiled two teasers from the forthcoming release, in the form of one brand new song and a taste of what to expect from the bonus DVD available with the special edition.
New track Judgement Day is available as an Instant Grat on iTunes with album pre-orders which are available here Pre-order Reaching Into Infinity from JB HiFi for a chance to win a Meet & Greet with the band during their Australian tour. Online Pre orders of the Deluxe Special Edition come with the CD booklet signed by the band! Enter!
Reaching Into Infinity Australian June 2017 Tour Dates
Tuesday, June 20: Capitol, Perth
Wednesday,June 21: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Thursday, June 22: The Basement, Canberra
Saturday, June 24: Manning Bar, Sydney
Sunday, June 25: The Triffid, Brisbane
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