Recapping the bands so far we have had :
Following a recent amount of worrying performances, frontman of Five Finger Death Punch Ivan Moody has decided to leave the band’s current tour to seek help.
It seems that Avenged Sevenfold are doing things backwards. Releasing their brand new album The Stage, pretty much overnight the band have been releasing studio footage documenting the album’s making.
The idea of friendship is something that can sometimes get lost in translation in the creation of music. Born from their touring time together at Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival, the unlikely combination of George Fischer, Adam Dutkiewicsz and Shannon Lucas formed a bond built on those most sturdy of things Metal. Bringing together their musical outputs the band at long last release their first foray into the unknown as Serpentine Dominion.
Announcing their brand new record Foreword, Disperse unveil their brand new track “Stay“.
Gothic metal still lives! Lacuna Coil proved that earlier this year with a career rejuvenating album release in ‘Delirium‘, and now look to the live stage once again to deliver those signature theatrics.
In an effort to get back to their roots Trivium have returned to their debut Ember To Inferno.
Can we get an “Ooooh Yeahaayah!”
With many of Prog’s heavyweights well over what many would consider the term “young” many believe that the genre is an old man’s game. Challenging this statement has seen a birth of countless amounts of interesting and innovative Progressive bands. One of the latest who are no doubt set to be making waves in Prog pools are Maschine.
In the run up to the release of their biggest DVD yet, Nightwish have made yet another song available for your viewing pleasure.
The French beasts that are Gojira, who recently just finished up their support slot with Alter Bridge now the band have finally announced a headline tour of the UK.
Hard to believe that Carcass‘ rio roaring return to form was released way back in 2014. Universally acclaimed as a brilliant example of just what makes them the pedigree of the Death Metal breed the band have since been touring the world over but now perhaps the bloodied gears are getting ready once again.
And so begins the album of the year countdown once again, one of the truly consistent traditions of The Metalist. 12 choices a piece for the editorial duo on a shortlist, and a final decision for album of the year on New Years Day. 2016 has seen some brilliant releases, which makes picking all the more difficult…but let’s get this started.
For those who might have been following us for a couple of years, you’ll know that in the month of December in celebration of all the genius that has come out throughout this year we pay tribute to twenty four of the best possible releases to come from the year. Twelve from myself and twelve from Chris. In an effort to celebrate all of the best material that the year has thrown at us. Despite it’s truly shocking track record, electing Trump, Bowie, Rickman, Prince and far too many more passing on, 2016 has indeed been an absolutely fantastic year for music. Moving right across the board of Metal and perhaps some more odd choices we give you our Album of The Year list 2016.
Announcing their new album now it’s time for those trailers!
To say the phrase ‘what a line up’ might be a bit of an understatement here. It’s simply colossal. Four bands, three of which could probably fill out an arena on their own, perform as one package in one of London’s finest venues. We couldn’t resist, and neither could 20’000 others.
Not content with spreading their sadness all over Europe, Katatonia will be embarking on their US Tour in March / April next year.
In a one off appearance both Gojira and Opeth will be performing what, to us, looks like a once in a lifetime performance at Red Rocks in the US.
Returning back to our shores, Deftones will be performing on big stages and bringing with them some interesting support.
Following an incident on his motorbike Brent Hinds has broken his leg, meaning sadly that Giraffe Tongue Orchestra will be cancelling their US tour.
The band will be celebrating their twentieth anniversary of Plays Metallica By Four Cellos next year by performing Metallica classics on their cellos…
Today in Sepultura news, vocals!
This might aMUSE some fans.
Creativity in a band is a quality that cannot truly be learnt. An innate sense of self, the creative output of a band will be their defining ideology regardless of how grandiose their ideas might be. Not one for being pigeonholed, Revocation are a true creative band. Blending the likes of Old School Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, the list goes on, into their veritable melting pot of a sound. A testament to the band’s unique output their latest release Great Is Our Sin is yet another milestone in the band’s fast increasing catalogue. Whilst on their first offensive over in the UK in support of the new album we were able to speak to none other than guitar virtuoso Dan Gargiulo about the Revocation ethos and just what Great Is Our Sin means in their grand design slowly engulfing the Death Metal community.
The French premier Metal festival have shown their hand and boy have they got a lot of bands this year.
Yet another exit from the In Flames camp.
Just when you thought they couldn’t get anymore extravagant.
Combining both the fictional with the scientific has been the staple of the make up of some of our best fiction. Used perhaps as a means of escape from the mundane routine of daily life, there is a certain quality that attracts people to the idea of Sci-Fi. Not wanting to remain solely in the medium of film, Metal in particular has welcomed this subgenre with open arms. Releasing their brand new album Terminal Redux this May, Vektor are among the very select few who have mastered not only the art of the synthesis of a hugely charged concept with some of the most inspired music that will take you on a journey like no other this year. Performing at this year’s Bloodstock Festival we were able to speak with singer and guitarist David DiSanto to show us his wonderful world of Cygnus.
And to celebrate the band have released a brand new song titled “Ophiophagy”.