When Dark Tranquillity announce a new album, the Metal community stands at attention. One of the driving forces behind the Melodic Death Metal movement, this keyboard-infused Gothenburg act has evolved and devolved many times over the years. Their latest effort, Construct, has promised to bring something new and different to the mix, acting as sort of a rebirth. With fans eating up the recently released audio streams on Youtube, as well as music video, one can only get more anxious the closer the release date comes. But, does Construct really end up a solid, gamechanging entry, or is the impact far less spectacular?
Dark Moor has existed since 1993, though their debut album, Shadowland, didn’t drop until 1999. This group is considered a criminal underrated and overlooked Power Metal act, but the main issue largely stems from their current label, Scarlet Records, not really having distribution in North America. Overseas, such as in Europe and home country of Spain, they have built and maintained a very strong following from their fans. About fourteen years since that album released, we are greeted with their ninth full-length studio recording, Ars Musica. Is this one strong enough to really push the Dark Moor name in the States, or is it simply a mediocre effort from such a highly talented group?
London modern metal mob THE DEFILED have revealed the artwork to their upcoming album Daggers – due out in North America this summer – on their official Facebook page. Album artwork was designed and executed by Scott Chalmers, the band’s long time photographer.
Melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their much-anticipated 10th studio album, Construct, on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has premiered another album track, “Endtime Hearts,” online here, as well as their previous two streams.
Here are the tour dates for this year’s Warped Tour, featuring The Black Dahlia Murder.
Melodic death metallists MERCENARY have unveiled the title track from their upcoming album, “Through Our Darkest Days.” You can stream the entire song here.
Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS have signed to Nuclear Blast Records for the world excluding Japan! Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996 LP Swansong, was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when Surgical Steel is released this Fall world-wide.
Once again, a new update to Windows 8 crashed my hard drive, and once again it’s out for repairs. Since I have no computer right now, and currently am training new employees at work, I have no way to update this site. So, apochs.net will be down until I get my laptop back. I’m sorry for all inconveniences this causes.
With new trailers for Antiadore circulating across Youtube, I decided to tackle the new Lacrimas Profundere album as a first impression article. Instead of text, I went the video route. Check out what I have to say about the first seven tracks I happened to have heard.