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New Album Halo Of Blood hits June 11th

Appearing on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour with Rob Zombie, Mastodon and more

"Transference," the first new track from CHILDREN OF BODOM’s eighth studio album Halo Of Blood, is now available for purchase on iTunes:

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho shares the following about the new song: “’Transference’ has an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills. This is one of our favorite tracks from the new album. Enjoy!”

Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes prior to its June 11th release can download the new song immediately. 

CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded Halo Of Blood at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios (in a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the Hatebreeder (1999), Follow the Reaper (2001), and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) albums. Producer Peter Tägtgren (Immortal, Marduk, Amon …

The New Regime Premieres New Song, "Daydream" on!

Ilan Rubin, musical mastermind behind the one-man outfit, The New Regime, has premiered a new song, "Daydream," on Stream the song here: Daydream is the first track to be released off Exhibit A, The New Regime's third release, which will be available worldwide on May 7th, 2013.Exhibit A is the first installment of Rubin's Exhibits series, where he will be releasing new EP's as a series of "Exhibits" over time. Most recently in the news for rejoiningNine Inch Nails on drums for their upcoming world tour, and receiving rave reviews for drumming on Paramore's Self-Titled album, which was released on April 9th, Ilan is excited premiere the first song off the project he personally has been working on for quite some time. Preview the upcoming release here,
On the new song, Rubin says, "'Daydream' is a song that displays a lot of stylistic themes found on 'Exhibit A.' It st…

Purson's Debut Album, "The Circle And The Blue Door", Streaming via Spin!

Purson's Debut Album, "The Circle And The Blue Door", Streaming via Spin

Photo credit: Ester Segarra

April 30 Release Via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records

Purson, the London-based quintet Pitchfork recently described as "eerie" and "whimsical," is currently streaming their debut album, The Circle and The Blue Door, via SpinHERE.

The 11-song album is set for an April 30 release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records and has been dubbed "best debut of 2013" by Decibel Magazine with overseas outlets like Kerrang("the best bits of '60s and '70s rock – think Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cream… brought to 2013 in a sweet-smelling musical haze"), BBC ("a modern demonic sound"),Terrorizer ("their brand of gothic psychedelia is set to take 2013 by storm") andSubterranea/Metal Hammer ("Purson are the UK's new ambassadors for the otherworldly") all championing the young UK outfit.

A video for "Leaning…

DARK TRANQUILLITY premieres new track video for "The Science Of Noise" on Metal!

Melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their much-anticipated 10th studio album, Construct, on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has now premiered a new track video for "The Science Of Noise" on Metal To view the track video, click the link below:
Fans can also check out the previously released album track, "For Broken Words," here. Construct track-listing: 1. For Broken Words 2. The Science Of Noise 3. Uniformity 4. The Silence In Between 5. Apathetic 6. What Only You Know 7. Endtime Hearts 8. State Of Trust 9. Weight Of The End 10. None Becoming 11. Immemorial 12. Photon Dreams
Decades after their inception, Gothenburg's DARK TRANQUILLITY remains at the forefront of the scene that they helped to define as one of the longest-standing melodic …


San Francisco, Calif. doom rocker, Orchid, has released the official music video for "Wizard of War," the first single off the band's upcoming masterpiece The Mouths Of Madness, out May 14 on Nuclear Blast. Check out the video on YouTube at:

Furthermore, Britain's Metal Hammer has made the entire The Mouths Of Madnessalbum available for streaming at:

Fans can pre-order The Mouths Of Madness on CD and vinyl via the Nuclear Blast web-store at:

01. Mouths of Madness
02. Marching Dogs of War
03. Silent One
04. Nomad
05. Mountains of Steel
06. Leaving It All Behind
07. Loving Hand of God
08. Wizard of War
09. See You on the Other Side
Carrying the 70's-doom-hard-rock vibe to a new level of intensity and adding new facets to the work of art, Orchid has succeeded in staying true to its roots while refining its trademark sound at the sam…

Swedish Doom Metallers MEMORY GARDEN release video clip for 'The Evangelist'!

New album 'Doomain' out now!

Swedish epic Doom Metallers MEMORY GARDEN has launched a video clip for The Evangelistwhich is the opening track of the band's new album Doomain!

Make sure to surf to to check it out! There you can also order your copy of the album!

Comments MEMORY GARDEN on the video clip: "We spent one day in February recording the video for 'The Evangelist'. It was all shot in a chapel which fit both the song and Memory Garden like a glove. The video contains 2 parallel stories, one with the band playing in the chapel and one where you can follow 'The Evangelist' and his flock of sheeps."

The video was filmed and directed by Ronny Hemlin at ProVid film.

Doomain was released digitally April 15th via Metal Blade Records and recorded at Annoying Sound Factory & SolnaSound Recording by the band with a little assistance engineering from Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND) during the lead guitar sessions. The mix was d…

AGE OF TAURUS announce new album "Desperate Souls of Tortured Times"!

Welcome to the Taurean Empire; a decaying land where disease, war and corruption is rife. A wretched place of man and beast, where deception, fear and despair fills every dank alleyway and the stench of suffering drifts across endless, sun-scorched plains. As way of ensuring safe passage through this hellish hour, let us introduce your guides for the journey; four road-hardened mortals, brought together by luck, power and coincidence. Ladies and Gentlemen, take up arms and go safely as Age of Taurus show you a world inhabited by the Desperate Souls of Tortured Times

The debut single, "Embrace the Stone," from Desperate Souls of Tortured Times is streaming now at

Formed in 2009 by vocalist/guitarist Toby Wright, Age of Taurus was initially a one-man doom metal mission. Inspired by masters of the craft like Candlemass, Trouble and Revelation, the project was intended more as a studio affair rather than something more alive. However, after increasing …

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats Premiere New Song On NPR!

An easy pick for one of the year's best and most anticipated albums" - The Obelisk

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, one of the most talked about rock bands currently in existence, and an enigma in the international underground scene, are preparing to release their third full length album. Mind Control is set for release on May 14th via Metal Blade Records/Rise Above Records in North America. Within its blood soaked grooves you will hear shocking tales of bizarre desert ceremonies, religious brainwashing and drug inspired mass slaughter! Fans can order the album and listen to Poison Apple now at

Today, the band has teamed up with NPR for an exclusive premiere of a new track from Mind Control.  Check out the stream of "Valley of the Dolls" HERE.

Imagine the original Alice Cooper band jamming in a cell with early Black Sabbath and the Stooges, whilst sitting on murder charges and you may get a glimpse into their fuzzed up world of exploding tube a…

PENTAGRAM announce new guitarist; European performances scheduled for this week!

After months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world,Pentagram is excited to announce Matt Goldborough as their new guitarist. Matt is a Philadelphia based musician, composer and riff aficionado. Versed in many genres of music, Matt's experience outside of the heavy metal world brings a fresh yet classic approach to this genre-defining band. His style hearkens back to the very origins of "heavy metal" itself when heavy blues and psychedelic rock guitarists pioneered the genre in an attempt to harden rock and roll. This of course is exactly what Bobby Liebling and the original Pentagram line up did back in 1971.

Having played in a bevy of bands on the East coast, Goldsborough is most recently known as part of the acclaimed Philadelphia rock band, THE GREAT UNKNOWN.

His debut with the Ram Family, rounded out by Bobby Liebling on vocals, Greg Turley on bass guitar and Sean Saley on drums, was on April 16th, 2013  at the sold out show …

EVILE premieres new track, "Underworld," on Decibel

British thrashers EVILE will release their new album, Skull, on May 27th in Europe via Earache Records and on June 11th in North America via Century Media/Earache Records! This highly anticipated follow-up to 2011's Five Serpent's Teeth was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England.  The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, HATEBREED).
To hear your first preview of Skull, please visit Decibel for the premiere of the album track, "Underworld":
Skull track-listing: 1. Underworld 2. Skull 3. The Naked Sun 4. Head of the Demon 5. Tomb 6. Words of the Dead 7. Outsider 8. What You Become 9. New Truths Old Lies

EVILE live:
Apr. 26 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy *
Apr. 27 - Manchester, UK - HMV Ritz *
Apr. 28 - London, UK - HMV Forum *
Jun. 14 - Wervik, Belgium - SkullFest
Jun. 28 - Lesma…

BLOOD CEREMONY announce "The Eldritch Dark"!

Launch new song, "Goodbye Gemini"

In late 2012/early 2013, Blood Ceremony enclosed themselves within a dank, tomb-like chamber to begin preparations for their third album. After a mind-numbing spell in the analogue womb of Toronto's ProGold Studios, the band is now ready to unveil their newest, and most accomplished, musical offering: The Eldritch Dark. The debut single, "Goodbye Gemini", can be heard now at

Recorded and mixed by producer Ian Blurton (Cauldron, Cursed) and mastered by Canadian recording legend Nick Blagona (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Crazy World of Arthur Brown), The Eldritch Dark is a full-length paean to the darker corners of folklore and legend. Containing eight tracks of black magic rock 'n' roll, the album crackles with the excitement of a nocturnal ritual.

Tales of witch-cult gatherings in wooded glens, pacts made in torch-lit abbeys and Victorian magic are accompanied by vintage-style hard rock riffs, snakin…