Canadian prog trash metal pioneers Voivod have announced the upcoming release of a new EP called Post Society, which will feature five songs.
The 30-minute mini-CD EP will include five studio tracks: 2 new selections; 2 previous vinyl-only releases; and a cover of “Silver Machine,” the 1972 Hawkwind tune that featured Lemmy Kilmister in his pre-Motorhead dates.
Check out the track listing and EP cover artwork by Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin for Post Society here below, along with the band’s revised tour dates.
Twenty seven years into their career, Paradise Lost has come full circle. The band’s recently released 14th studio album The Plague Within, sees the legendary English unit returning to their death metal roots, much to the delight of old school fans. Few bands in metal, or any genre for that matter, have taken such a wide creative arc in their careers. Aside from a few notable missteps, these guys have conquered everything from death metal to gothic synth metal to straight rock, and have even composed some things that would not be entirely out of place on a Depeche Mode record.
Check out the the video for the first single below.
Swedish blackened death metal up-and-comers Tribulation are giving us the first glimpse of their highly anticipated third album The Children of the Night. The band has just released the first single from the album via Decibel’s website. The track is titled “In the Dreams of the Dead” and finds Tribulation upping the ante another notch from the brilliant 2013 album Formulas of Death .
The album is due out April 20th in Europe and April 21st in North America via Century Media Records. The European album pre-order will start on March 23rd. The North American pre-order has started already at this location.
The “Black Metal Warfare Tour” pulled into its final stop at the historic Fonda Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA, on the night of January 31, 2015. The tour, which featured co-headliners Watain and Mayhem along with Canadian opening band Revenge, was one of the most anticipated black metal jaunts in recent memory and that was evidenced by the mood in the air amongst the capacity crowd. Fortunate enough to find myself on Watain’s guest list, I was able to scope the festivities from my bird’s eye view in the balcony.
It was an amazing night as there was very strange vibe in the air. Black metal shows, in my experience tend to be a bit more somber, almost morose affairs in general. There was, however a certain (dare I say) excitement in the air for this particular outing. I’m not sure what it was; the beautiful historic venue, a nearly full moon or the sheer excitement of seeing this lineup with a sold out crowd of like minded black metal enthusiasts. But there was definitely an electric feel buzzing around me.
Spanish thrash veterans Angelus Apatrida just released their fifth album Hidden Evolution this past Tuesday via Century Media Records. The album has been garnering very positive reviews worldwide and the band is launching an extensive tour in support of the disc (see dates below).
For this Thrashback Thursday, we take a look back at the band’s superb 2010 album, Clockwork, via the official video for the track “Blast Off.” Crank it up and be sure to check out the new album and support this great band when they come to your town.