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In Flames Releases 'Siren Charms' Cover Art

April 19, 2014 - 01:35

A week ago we covered how In Flames was releasing a new album entitled 'Siren Charms'. We haven't heard an exact date for the release but Epic Records has put it in the September 2014.  Until then we can look at the album art they released which is seen above.

Also you can check out some behind the scenes footage of them working in the studio on the new album.

Heavy Metal Tattoos | Fan Dedication Edition

April 17, 2014 - 17:34

Below you will find some of the most dedicated fan heavy metal tattoo pictures that I could find. After digging through some terrible looking tattoos, here are some great ones. There is a nice mix of death, thrash, black and traditional metal tattoos.  

If you have a band tattoo, show it off in our comment section.

ACDC

Amon Amarth

Black Label Society

Death

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Septicflesh Releases New Track "Order of Dracul"

April 16, 2014 - 01:04

Our Greek metallers Septicflesh are getting ready to release their ninth studio album entitled 'Titan'.  You can check out one of the tracks from the new album below called "Order of Dracul".  If you need the song before the album you can download it via [iTunes] or [Amazon MP3].

The band had this to say abou the upcoming album:

Order of Dracul' is the first taste of the new album. It is a bombastic song with colorful classical orchestration. The title refers to Vlad Tepes, the notorious prince of Wallachia." MetalSucks calls the track "massive," while Metal Hammer says the following: "Pumped full of all the imperious splendor that coursed through 2011's 'The Great Mass,' '...Dracul' packs a pantheon of different textures, from its parping intro, through doomy, deathly passages, inhuman blasting, wind-in-your-back strings and a few other unexpected surprises.

Septicflesh - Titan Tracklisting

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Become "Slaves" with 1349's New Song

April 16, 2014 - 00:21

Today 1349 has releaseds a brand new song entitled "Slaves" which you can listen to it below. This song comes from their new upcoming album, details from the new album have not been yet released. Season of the Mist record company should have the information to us in the next couple of weeks.

Ravn commented on the new song:

"We chose "Slaves" because it showcases very well the spirit of the coming album. "Slaves" has already become a fan favorite live on the Metal Alliance tour and the tour-exclusive 7" stock is depleting fast. It is with great pride we see it unleashed upon the world!"

You can check them out on tour with Behemoth, Goatwhore, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate on the Metal Alliance Tour.

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Sinister Release New Track and Album Details

April 15, 2014 - 00:58

Today Sinister has announced a new single track from their upcoming album, as well as some detail about the new album. The death metallers will be releasing the new album on May 23rd by Massacre Records and will be titled 'The Post-Apocalyptic Servant'.

You can check out the new single track below is called "The Burden Of Mayhem" and the album art for the new release.

Sinister - The Post-Apocalyptic Servant Tracklist

01. The Science Of Prophecy
02. The Masquerade Of An Angel
03. The Saviour
04. The Post-Apocalyptic Servant
05. The Dome Of Pleasure
06. The Macabre God
07. The Sculpture of Insanity
08. The Art Of Skin Decoration
09. The End Of All That Conquers
10. The Burden Of Mayhem

Skeletonwitch Hits the Road with Havok and Suffocation

April 15, 2014 - 00:28

Skeletonwitch is heading out on tour this summer in Europe.  If their show is anything like what they showcased us live in SLC, then you should check them out if you're in the area. Making the trip with them will be Havok and Suffocation.  The tour will kick off on July 26 in Munich, Germany and will continue through to August 16th.

Skeletonwitch 2014 Tour Dates

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Enthroned Streaming Entire New Album ‘Sovereigns’

April 11, 2014 - 18:07

In just four short days Belgian black metal champions Enthroned will release their brand new album, “Sovereigns”.

If you couldn’t possibly wait that long to hear it, I know a few people myself that are chomping at the bit, Loudwire.com has an exclusive stream of the full album right now.

Listen here.

Now, I haven’t had a chance to listen yet so let’s hear all thoughts in the comments section below.
 

In Flames to Release New Album, ‘Siren Charms’, in September

April 11, 2014 - 17:35

It’s official; In Flames have set “Siren Charms” as the title of their forthcoming new record. 

Recorded in the legendary Hansa Studios, "Siren Charms" will be released in September (exact date unknown) on Epic Records.

Will a new, major label mean a new sound for these talented Swedes? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.  

Look to Metal CallOut for more on this soon.
 

Edguy- ‘Love Tyger’ Music Video

April 10, 2014 - 19:06

In just 8 days (or a few short weeks, if you’re stateside) Germany’s storied power metal powerhouse Edguy will release their new album, ‘Space Police- Defenders of the Crown’, on Nuclear Blast Records.

In anticipation, Edguy released the following…interesting video clip for the record’s single ‘Love Tyger’.

Enjoy.
 

Can You Name This Band? Troubled Seas, Edition.

April 10, 2014 - 18:27

This resilient German band was first formed in 1976 under the name Granite Hearts. In ’79 they changed their name and were the very first band to adopt the description “pirate metal”. Without using Google, can you guess who they are?

New Heavy Metal Albums to Check Out - Mar 2014

April 10, 2014 - 00:05

March was a little slow in the heavy metal community for new releases, but never the less there is a hand full of albums that you should check out. Top one on the list is Gojira's 'L'Enfant Sauvage'.

Let us know what albums you enjoyed in the month of March.

Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage

Genre: Progrssive Metal
Released: April 2, 2014

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Listen to Mayhem's New Song "VI.Sec."

April 8, 2014 - 23:02

The Norwegian black metal band Mayhem has released their second track from their upcoming album 'Esoteric Warfare'.  The new song is called "VI.Sec" and is streaming below.  The album is coming your way on May 27th via Season of Mist.

If you missed thier first new song "Psywar", make sure you give it a listen.

Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare Tracklist

01. Watchers
02. PsyWar
03. Trinity
04. Pandaemon
05. MILAB
06. VI.Sec.
07. Throne Of Time
08. Corpse Of Care
09. Posthuman
10. Aion Suntelia

Insomnium Releases New Video "While We Sleep"

April 7, 2014 - 23:14

Our fellow Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium have released a brand new video for us today.  The song is called "While We Sleep" is comes from their upcoming album 'Shadows Of The Dying Sun', which will be out on April 29th by Century Media Records.

Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun Tracklist

01. The Primeval Dark
02. While We Sleep
03. Revelations
04. Black Heart Rebellion
05. Lose To Night
06. Collapsing Words
07. The River
08. Ephemeral
09. The Promethean Song
10. Shadows Of The Dying Sun

This is so metal.....CoreysCorpse

April 5, 2014 - 00:52

How many songs can you guess?  That is the question over on CoreysCorpse [YouTube Channel] where you can see a video of some In Flames piano medleys.  They come from the Clayman album which was In Flames' fifth studio album released back in 2000.

Here is the track list for the album if you need a reference.

In Flames - Claymna Tracklist

01. Bullet Ride
02. Pinball Map
03. Only for the Weak
04. ...as the Future Repeats Today
05. Square Nothing
06. Clayman
07. Satellites and Astronauts
08. Brush the Dust Away
09. Swim
10. Suburban Me
11. Another Day in Quicksand

Xandria - "Dreamkeeper" New Lyric Video Released

April 3, 2014 - 23:47

If you have heard of Xandria, they are a German symphonic metal band. For more of a taste, you can check out their brand new video below.  The song is called "Dreamkeeper' and comes from their upcoming album 'Sacrificium', which will be out on May 2nd via Napalm Records.

The band had this to say about the new release:

Dreamkeeper' represents the melodic side of Sacrificium and will be your 'first steps' into our new album! It will lure you into a much darker, heavier and more complex universum that will be revealed to you through the other Sacrificium songs! Enjoy 'Dreamkeeper' and brace yourself for more!

Xandria - Sacrificium Tracklist

01. Sacrificium
02. Nightfall
03. Dreamkeeper
04. Stardust
05. The Undiscovered Land
06. Betrayer
07. Until The End
08. Come With Me
09. Little Red Relish
10. Our Neverworld
11. Temple Of Hate
12. Sweet Atonement

Black Label Society- ‘My Dying Time’ Music Video

April 3, 2014 - 01:45

On April 7th Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society will realease their new album 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican'. Look for our review of that here soon.

From that album, the music video for the single ‘My Dying Time’, can be viewed below.
 

Meshuggah Celebrates 25th Anniversary North American Tour Dates

April 1, 2014 - 19:02

This year's tour dates for Meshuggah will be their 25th time to go out on tour.  In celebration they are putting together a special set list that will included their entire discography and even some rare songs that they haven't played since the beginning.  They are taking fans requests at their [Facebook Page], where you can vote on which songs you want to see live.

Between The Buried and Me will be Special Guests on the tour.

Meshuggah North American Tour Dates

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Mayhem & Immortal to Play at Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2014

April 1, 2014 - 18:48

If there are any black metal fans that haven't seen Mayhem or Immortal, now is your chance to see them both live at the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2014.  Both bands have now been confirmed and will be performing at this summer's festival. Mayhem will be supporting their 20 year absence with their new album 'Esoteric Warfare'.

Read the original post at [Metal Underground].

The festival will kick off July 5th with four stagest that will be featuring the following bands:

Lineup

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Ask MCO: Merch

March 31, 2014 - 15:23

Q: Newbie here, where do you guys usually buy your merch? Band tees and all that.
-Erica

A: Presently I own exactly two band shirts. Cody, I would guess, has about the same. So we might not be the best people to ask. However, in both cases I believe we bought the shirts direct from the band via a tour stop or their website.

This is the route I suggest you go whenever possible. I don’t know anything about licensing but I think it’s pretty safe to say that bands see more of the profit when you buy merch direct. Stay away from those big-box merch stores except in those cases of rare or discontinued items.

Yes, it’s a bitch to shop this way instead of filling up a virtual cart somewhere but you’re a better fan for doing it.

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A Few Words on Nychts

March 28, 2014 - 15:23

Nychts, for the uninitiated, is a Swiss atmospheric black metal band formed in 2003.

Unlike many of the other bands I plan to speak on in my new column, “A Few Words On”, Nychts is probably not for the general metal audience. Narrowing it down some more I would be willing to bet that even within the already small subset of metal listeners that enjoy atmospheric black metal, very few of them will enjoy .

I say this, of course, because as those of you familiar with the band know, the vocals may take some getting used to.


 

Comments like these are all over Nychts' videos on Youtube.

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