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August 20, 2021
BEHEMOTH & ARCH ENEMY - POSTPONE "THE EUROPEAN SIEGE"!

BEHEMOTH and ARCH ENEMY's thunderous European Siege tour is regrettably forced to postpone until October 2022 due to the ongoing global situation.
In more positive news, by 2022, both of the revered metal bands will have brand new albums arriving, so expect a taste of new music from both artists for these rescheduled dates.

August 19, 2021
OBSCURA LAUNCH MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "A VALEDICTION"

Virtuosic extreme metallers, Obscura, will release their sixth studio album, A Valediction, on November 19. The band have released a video for the second single and title track.

Thematically dealing with final farewells, the new album will be a very personal record, as founder & mastermind Steffen Kummerer reveals: A Valediction unfolds Obscura in its purest form and showcases the band at new heights and offers immediacy with a rather personal touch.

August 18, 2021
ROTTING CHRIST RE-RELEASE DER PERFEKTE TRAUM EP

The Black Metal elemental force from Greece, Rotting Christ is releasing their underrated EP “Der Perfekte Traum” with a new edition.

Vinyl collectors can be particularly pleased, the disc will be released via vinylstore.gr and will be enriched by various live tracks. The EP will appear in a small edition of a total of 666 copies and be available in various pressings (transparent, transparent red, black) and, in addition to the newly mastered

August 14, 2021
DARK TRANQUILLITY PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER AND BASSIST

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY have parted ways with drummer Anders Jivarp and bassist Anders Iwers.

Jivarp is an original member of DARK TRANQUILLITY, having played on all of the band's releases to date. Iwers joined DARK TRANQUILLITY in 2016 and played on the group's last two albums, 2016's "Atoma" and 2020's "Moment".

August 14, 2021
CARCASS RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'DANCE OF IXTAB (PSYCHOPOMP & CIRCUMSTANCE MARCH NO. 1 IN B)'

British extreme metal veterans CARCASS have released an animated video — created by Costin Chioreanu (OPETH, NAPALM DEATH) — for a new single, "Dance Of IXTAB (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 In B)", from their upcoming seventh studio album, "Torn Arteries", due out September 17 via Nuclear Blast Records.

August 14, 2021
CANNIBAL CORPSE: ‘EATEN BACK TO LIFE’, ‘BUTCHERED AT BIRTH’, ‘TOMB OF THE MUTILATED’ VINYL RE-ISSUES NOW AVAILABLE VIA METAL BLADE RECORDS

This fall, Cannibal Corpse will release vinyl re-issues of their classic records Eaten Back to Life (1990), Butchered at Birth (1991), and Tomb of the Mutilated (1992) via Metal Blade Records.

See below for available versions; pre-order your copies [which will be shipped in October (exact date will vary by retailer)]

August 14, 2021
FINLAND'S SHADECROWN RELEASE NEW "SLIVERS" SINGLE; COVER ARTWORK AND TRACKLIST OF NEW ALBUM REVEALED

Finnish Viitasaari-based melodic death / doom band Shadecrown have released their new single, 'Slivers", from their upcoming third studio album, Solitarian, which is set to be released on September 17th via Inverse Records. Check out the official video for the track below.

Shadecrown (founded in 2012) is a melodic death metal band from the heart of Finland. The band consists of Jari Hokka on vocals, Tomi Tikka and Joonas Vesamäki on guitars, Saku Tammelin on keyboards, Janne Salmelin on bass / backing vocals and Kalle Varonen on drums.

August 09, 2021
DESTINITY RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM "IN CONTINUUM" IN OCTOBER

After 3 releases out worldwide via LIFEFORCE RECORDS (Germany), DESTINITY are back with 9 new songs (51mn), offering once again their unique blend of Melodic Death metal.

The album was produced by Destinity in the second half of 2020 and mixed and mastered during December 2020 at BLACKLOUNGE STUDIO (SWEDEN) by Jonas Kjellgren

August 09, 2021
ATROCITY TO RELEASE LIMITED 30TH ANNIVERSARY GATEFOLD VINYL EDITION OF HALLUCINATIONS ALBUM; NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

German death metallers Atrocity will release 30th Anniversary a limited gatefold vinyl edition of their Hallucinations album on October 8th. It will be available in ox blood red, white, or clear vinyl. It is available for pre-order here.

Originally, Hallucinations was released by Nuclear Blast on October 15 in 1990. It was the first album for Atrocity, who had made their debut with Blue Blood EP the year before.

August 08, 2021
INSOMNIUM - TO RELEASE NINTH STUDIO ALBUM NEXT YEAR

In a recent interview with The Metal CryptInsomnium vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen revealed that there will be a new album next year, follow-up to 2019's Heart Like A Grave. The band previously announced that they will release a new EP next month, titled Argent Moon.

In the interview, Sevänen was asked if Insomnium were already working on new material for their ninth studio album. 

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