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The band is proud to announce the release of the sophomore album "Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty" via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on September 7th. Pre-order the album now at this location. The thrash worshipi
Newly formed metal band Khôrada, featuring ex-members of Agalloch and Giant Squid, will release their highly-anticipated debut full-length album "Salt" on July 20th via Prophecy Productions. Pre-order the album now at this location. Today, the band has premiered a new song called “Glacial Gold,” which can be streamed now over at NPR at this location, or just in the player provided above. “'Glacial Gold' is a turning-point song on 'Salt,' sorrowfully reflecting on what came be
Spanish modern metal tsunami Astray Valley issued a video clip for the song "Constellations." The song appears on the band's new album "Unneth," which is out now via Wormholedeath/The Orchard worldwide. Check out the clip in the player above. Between mystical places and ancient stories, Astray Valley is a conceptual modern metal band born in 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Formed by frontwoman Clau Violette, guitarist Joan Aneris, bassist Jorge Romero and drummer Erny Roca, the ban
Having returned with a vengeance from an eight-year hiatus via the acclaimed comeback album "A Gift For The Obsessed," the Tampa, Florida-based melodic death metal powerhouse The Absence has announced its first tour in support of the record, which will see the group join forces with Exmortus and Hatchet for three weeks before headlining another week's worth of shows. A full list of the group's upcoming dates can be seen below. Says vocalist Jamie Stewart, “We are beyond excit
Italian modern metal/modern hard rock act Starsick System - fronted by ex-Eden's Curse vocalist Marco Sandron (Pathosray) - issued a video clip for the new song "Half.Awake," which is available in the player above. "Half. Awake" is the first single taken from "HALF.," the new EP coming via Artesonika Records. The band is currently in studio working on the last details of of the EP. "Half.Awake" marks the beginning of a new era for the band and it has come to life because of t
Atlanta based Halcyon Way issued the new video clip/single "Blame," which you can check out in the player above. The song is the first song issued from the upcoming new album "Bloody But Unbowed." The album is expected for release on August 3rd and will be made available as a digipak CD, vinyl LP and digital download. The video was directed by Chance White and produced by White Flame Studios. "Bloody But Unbowed" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, T
Italian modern metal act Steelawake released a video clip for the new single "Dragging You Inside," which is available in the player above. The song is the first single from Steelawake’s forthcoming self-titled full-length album, coming out later in the year via Sliptrick Records. More information on the album is expected soon. On the song, the band commented: "'Dragging You Inside' is a song with more than one meaning. It’s about the end of a relationship, when there’s a fin
Spanish modern metal/melodic metalcore act Flames At Sunrise has signed a world wide publishing deal with Wormholedeath Records. The band's debut full length album "Born In Embers" - which originally was independently issued back in 2017 will be released worldwide through the label. For a taste of the material, check out the band's videos for "III Faces" in the player above and "Ark Flesh" in the player at the bottom. Flames At Sunrise was formed in Barcelona in 2011 with the
Irish modern metal act Words That Burn unleashed the new single and official video "When We're Forgotten," which is available in the player above. The song is available through iTunes and other digital outlets via Wormholedeath Records and will also be featured on the band's upcoming new album (details available soon). The single was been produced by Josh Robinson in JSR Studios, Belfast and mastered by Alan Douches in West West Side Studios, New York. The band stated: "WTB a
Greek modern metal/thrash act Simplefast signed on with Sliptrick Records for an upcoming, yet untitled, third release expected in mid-2019. For a taste of the band, check out the song "As Chaos Prevails" from the band's debut full length album "Apocalypse" in the player above. Simplefast was formed in Athens, Greece in late 2011 and after various changes in their line-up, the band began to gig in March 2012. Over the years, they have played numerous shows and supported well-
Hot off the heels of signing a new record deal with Agonia Records, Atlanta based Halcyon Way announced details of the upcoming new album "Bloody But Unbowed." The album is expected for release on August 3rd and will be made available as a digipak CD, vinyl LP and digital download. The band's sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal. It can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, progressive and above all, focused on strong songcraft. The band draws in
Swedish visionary metal act Soilwork is currently in the studio recording the 11th album and follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed "The Ride Majestic."
Singer Björn “Speed” Strid previously stated: "On this new album we have gone back to classic heavy metal basics but with a twist of our own legacy of sound, with soaring melancholic melodies at a sometimes furious tempo and great diversity. People will recognize the vibe that we've had on the latest 2 albums, but we feel
Italian modern metal act Steelawake signed with Sliptrick Records for the upcoming full length album "Steelawake," expected later this year. The first single "Dragging You Inside" will be issued as a video clip on June 1st. Check out a preview clip for the video in the player above. Matteo Piacenti, founder/main composer/lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band, formed Steelawake in January 2017, wanting to explore new ideas he had come up with over the previous few years
Halcyon Way, an American metal band from Atlanta, GA, signed a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. Fresh off a month-long European tour with Angra and Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime, the band is expected to release a new studio album - the successor to Billboard-charting "Conquer" from 2014 - in August. Halcyon Way is the ultimate example of blue-collar work ethic, self-reliant bootstrapping, and hard work and perseverance in spite of nearly insurmountable odds. The
Swedish modern metal act Follow the Cipher dropped the self-titled debut album today (May 11th) via Nuclear Blast Records. Grab a copy over here. In celebration, the band issued an official live video clip of the album opener "Enter the Cipher," which you can check out in the player above. The band commented on the album: "'Follow The Cipher"'represents a dirty, dry, rusty and lonesome environment in a devastated future, collapsed by a careless consequence of our past. This i
Swedish modern metal act Follow the Cipher released a lyric video for the new single "A Mind's Escape," which is available in the player above. The song is the latest single from the self-titled debut album coming May 11th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders are available here. The track listing can be found here: 1. Enter The Cipher 2. Valkyria (see video here) 3. My Soldier 4. Winterfall 5. Titan’s Call 6. The Rising (see lyric video here) 7. A Mind’s Escape 8. Play With
Cyhra has dropped a new video clip for "Here to Save You," which is taken from the debut album "Letters to Myself," out now via Spinefarm Records. Check out the clip in the player above and read CROM's review of the album here. The video was filmed during the successful North American tour opening for Sabaton and Kreator this Spring. Jake E said, "Releasing "Here to Save You" as a live video was something that we thought of already after finishing up the song in the demo stu
Melbourne's modern melodic metalcore act The Ascended has announce the first leg of the upcoming extensive Australian tour in support of the new record "Awaken Within," which will be out out May 4th.
Check out the video clip for the new single "God Of Harvest" in the player above.
The Ascended will be bringing the high-octane, melodic metalcore sound across Australia's southern and east coasts in May and June. One of the fastest-rising stars of the Australian metal communi
Austrian modern metal act Dystersol issued a lyric video for the new single "Olimpia," which you can enjoy in the player above. The song appears on the band's new album "The Fifth Age of Man," which drops on May 4th via Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group/Disk Union Distribution and May 30th in Japan via Wormholedeath Japan/Disk Union Distribution. "The Fifth Age of Man" was recorded at Realsound Studio in Italy, mastered at New Alliance East, Dystersol is proud to share the lat
Swedish modern metal act Follow the Cipher released a video clip for the song "Carolus Rex," which is available in the player above. The song appears on the band's self-titled debut album coming May 11th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders are available here. The song was co-written by guitarist Ken Kängström and Sabaton vocalist Joakim Broden before originally being recorded by Sabaton in 2011-2012. The track listing can be found here: 1. Enter The Cipher 2. Valkyria (see