Towering psych-metal trio KADAVAR will release its new album, Berlin, on August 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record is the band's third, following its 2012 debut, Kadavar, which was hailed as "perfectly styled 70s psych-metal from a Berlin trio that cheated on Led Zeppelin with Pentagram" by SPIN and 2013's Abra Kadavar, which Popmatters rightfully claimed "takes us back to the origins of metal". In advance of the release of Berlin, KADAVAR premieres a music video for the new single, "The Old Man".
SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – Acid King, one of North America’s original doom acts, have announced a U.S. tour, their first in nine years, kicking off Oct. 16 at Brick by Brick in San Diego.
Acid King founder/singer/guitar player Lori S. said: “After touring Europe for the past several years we're looking forward to traveling across the U.S. and seeing if the beer has gotten any better along the way!”
Acid King released their first album in a decade, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, in April. Outburn Magazine awarded the album a perfect 10, saying the new songs are “six of the most haunting, memorable stoner rock tunes in some time.” Decibel, who called the record a “superlative cosmic pile driver,” and dubbed the trio “pioneers of the whole stoner metal sound.”
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Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band Pentagram reunites with Peaceville Records for its new studio album, Curious Volume, to be released 28th August.
Listen to the new song "Misunderstood" below...
Featuring 11 classic heavy metal compositions with catchy hooks from core band members Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, and Bobby Liebling (Pete Campbell on the drums completes the band's lineup), the album was recorded with Swedish producer Mattias Nilsson at studios located in Maryland and Virginia. Additional recording took place in Tennessee with Grammy-Award-winning producer Travis Wyrick, who also produced Pentagram's previous album, Last Rites. The album's cover artwork was provided courtesy of Richard Schouten.
To support the new album, the band has tours planned in North America and Europe throughout 2015/2016.
The Sword today unveil the cover art for their fifth album, High Country, scheduled for release on August 21st on Razor & Tie. The artwork can be seen at www.theswordofficial.com. At the same site, the title track “High Country” can also be streamed.
As with their previous release, Apocryphon, High Country will be available today for preorder through Razor & Tie as well as the band’s merch site. Access to both preorders is at www.theswordofficial.com The Razor & Tie preorder includes multiple bundles featuring double colored vinyl, cassettes, three t-shirt designs, a hoodie, as well as a lithograph of the album art. The CD and double vinyl can also be preordered as standalone pieces.
Chelsea Wolfe has released the stark black and white video for newest single, “Carrion Flowers,” directed by Wolfe herself and bandmate Ben Chisholm, with all editing by Chisholm. Shot in California and New York state, Wolfe shares,
“The visuals in the video allude to the drought in California and frustration about corporations being allowed to pump out all the water, destroying environments and communities, just to sell it back. While writing Abyss, I lived near where the water is piped into Los Angeles, but the lakes were dried up and the mountains were burned from fires. During filming we were exploring cracked lake beds and washed out roads - at one point I was laying in the middle of an abandoned canyon road with no chance of a car coming, and it was very surreal and quiet. I closed my eyes for a moment and when I opened them there were vultures circling overhead like I was some exotic roadkill, so we filmed them too.
The scribbles and ropes in the video are about my own madness and self-doubt, and costume designer Jenni Hensler made me a human cocoon from this insane fabric - it represents a feeling of claustrophobia, like you just want to scratch your way out of it. And there is anger in this song; it’s got a sense of revenge for anyone who has suffered or died because of injustice."
Portland trio Sons of Huns have premiered a new track recently from their forthcoming album. The song "Philosopher's Stone" features Melvins drummer Dale Crover on auxiliary percussion and can be heard below.
While Sleeping Stay Awake, the sophomore album by Sons of Huns was recorded in Los Angeles by engineer Toshi Kasai (Tool, Melvins) and will be released July 21st via RidingEasy Records.
Swedish grandmasters of classic rock, GRAVEYARD, have announced that they will be releasing their fourth full-length album, Innocence & Decadence on September 25, 2015 worldwide via Nuclear Blast.
Innocence & Decadence was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden at Atlantis Studios with Janne Hansson (ABBA, THE HIVES, OPETH) and Johan Lindström (TONBRUKET).
Commented the band: "Got a new album coming your way in September called Innocence & Decadence. It's gonna be an album filled to the rim with a little bit of this - and for all of those who might wonder or worry - there will be quite a lot of that on it as well. We've had a great time recording the album at the ‘gemytliga’ Atlantis Studios in Stockholm together with Janne Hansson and Johan Lindström. And after kinda being away from our daily routine as a touring band and the thrill of a new album on its way ...we wanna leave you with.
“Good to be gone, great to be back and let there be September!“ - Axel, Joakim, Jonathan & Truls aka Graveyard
Find the stunning cover artwork for Innocence & Decadence below.
Innocence & Decadence will be released in various formats (vinyl look digipak, digital download, black/clear/splatter/orange/green/bi-colored vinyl as well as a T-Shirt/CD bundle) - pre-order your copy here: http://nblast.de/GRAVEYARDdecadence
A European headlining tour will be announced shortly.
San Francisco's classic doom metallers ORCHID have released the title track from their forthcoming EP online! Listen to 'Sign Of The Witch'...
'Sign Of The Witch' will be in stores on July 17th via Nuclear Blast Records. The EP contains four brand new tracks and will be available exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK Store. The tracks rack up as follows:
Relapse Records is excited to share "Book of Skulls" from Goblin Rebirth's upcoming self-titled album (due June 29, 2015). The group has also revealed an album trailer to give fans a taste of what to expect of the record, which is available below.
Inspired by the legendary Goblin, the 1970's horror-synth / film score icons responsible for such soundtracks as Suspiria, Zombi and Tenebre, Goblin Rebirth came together after a temporary reformation of the original group in 2009. The new incarnation of the group contains the famed rhythm section of the original Goblin (drummer Agostino Marangolo and bassist Fabio Pignatelli, who both played on the classic soundtracks to Zombi/Dawn of the Dead, Suspria, Profondo Rosso/Deep Red and more), with the addition of Aidan Zammit and Danilo Cherni on keyboards and Giacomo Anselmi on guitar.