Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED will release their new album, "E", on October 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "In Times" was recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.
To provide a first taste of what's to come, the band now unveils their debut music video for the ten-minute-long single "Storm Son", which blends mesmerizing prog with jarring extreme metal and a folky atmosphere. The music video was designed by Josh Graham, who previously worked with SOUNDGARDEN and NEUROSIS, among others, and delivered a truly spectacular piece of animated art that you can watch below.
"E" track listing
01. Storm Son
02. The River's Mouth
03. Sacred Horse
04. Axis Of The Worlds
05. Feathers Of Eolh
07. Djupet (bonus track)
08. What Else Is There? (RÖYKSOPP cover; bonus track)
The official lyric video for "Deep Calleth Upon Deep", the title track of the ninth album from Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON, can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 22 via Napalm Records.
SATYRICON vocalist Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven said: "It was not easy to chose a song to represent this album as they are all so different. I consider them all to be a group of individuals with strong and unique personalities and together they make the album 'Deep Calleth Upon Deep'.
"The title track is the only song we've done with baritone and regular guitar all the way through the song. I felt it was needed for the tonal depth I was looking for and to enhance the swing of the groove in the heavier parts. It also has mellotron, cello, violin and backing vocals by classical singer Håkon Kornstad where the cello supports the baritone guitar and the mellotron, violin and the backing vocals provide air and width to the sound. Consider it a journey, play it loud, close your eyes and head into the forest. That's what I do."
Brutal death metal band INDIGNITY originated from Rybnik/Poland signed deal with Latvian Sliptrick Records, which release in September . They promised to release their debut album, "Realm of Dissociation," which they wrote earlier, was produced at Orion Studio under the guidance of Daniel 'Azar' Arendarski. The design is made by Pachu Design.
Italian doom / black metal band FORGOTTEN TOMB have finished recording their new album, "We Owe You Nothing". There will be 6 tracks with a total time of about 40 minutes. Work on the album began in December 2016 at Big Pine Creek Studio, where the drumming was recorded, but was discontinued due to car accident singer Ferdinando "HM" M. The accident turned him off for a few months. The recordings were resumed and completed in May 2017 in SPVN Studio. Mixes and mastering took care of Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Six Feet Under, Soulfly) in Massachussets, in the States. The album will be released in the fall of Agonia Records.
Gods Ov War Productions announces the debut album of American death metal artists Pig's Blood. The album titled simply "Pig's Blood" will be released in late June and will contain 35 minutes of uncompromising sound violence.
San Francisco Bay area thrashers TESTAMENT will embark on a European tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from ANNIHILATOR and DEATH ANGEL.
Commented TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy: "I am pleased to announce the 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' headline tour coming to Europe in November. It's going to be a thrash extravaganza with TESTAMENT, ANNIHILATOR and DEATH ANGEL. This invasion is gonna devastate."
Swedish extreme metallers NECROPHOBIC will release a new two-song EP, "Pesta", digitally and as a limited seven-inch single on August 11.
"Pesta" gives you a glimpse into NECROPHOBIC's upcoming studio album, which is due in early 2018. The exact release date of the yet-untitled disc will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
The "Pesta" title track is a brand new song, offering NECROPHOBIC's typical trademarks with its evil vocals, battering drums and the wicked guitar harmonies from the notorious guitar duo of Sebastian Ramstedt and Johan Bergebäck. The second song is a re-recorded version of the classic demo track "Slow Asphyxiation".
Mighty Music has announced the signing of Florida death metal veterans BRUTALITY. The band's comeback album, "Sea Of Ignorance" which was originally issued in 2016 will be re-released in Europe on May 26 on LP, CD and digital. A new studio effort is planned for 2018.
"Numinosum", the new video from Polish extreme black/death metallers HATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Tremendum", which will be released on May 5 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Rusilowicz and can be seen below.
The title "Tremendum" (eeriness and the fear of the holy) refers to an archaic notion of holiness, which is both good and evil. And you will have absolutely no doubt which part of it this band represents.