electronic extreme metal

The Browning to release new studio album “Geist” on October 26th 2018

Kansas City quartet The Browning — Jonny McBee [vocals, electronics], Brian Moore [guitar], Collin Woroniak [bass], and Cody Stewart [drums] — will release their third album “Geist” through Spinefarm Records on October 26th, 2018.

In advance of the release, the band has shared the new song “Carnage”, featuring Jake Hill.

Listen to the new track below.

Zeal & Ardor announce November/December 2018 European & UK Tour

Following on from their captivating set at Download Festival last weekend, Zeal & Ardor have announced their first UK tour for this November/December.

Tickets for the seven headline shows go on sale this Friday, 15th June, here and all venue box offices.

European & UK Tour Dates 2018:
11/02 Linz, AUT – Ahoi P op Festival
11/03 Vienna, AUT – Europavox Festival
11/08 Milan, ITA – Bloom
11/10 Rome, ITA – Traffic Club
11/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Orta Bar
11/13 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium

Samael part ways with guitarist Makro

Swiss extreme metal pioneers Samael have parted ways with guitarist Makro.

The band states:
“Mak is leaving Samael. The band regrets this, but accepts his decision and we wish him all the best for his future endeavors. From now on Drop will take over the guitar duties in Samael and a new bass player will be announced shortly”.

Here is a statement from Mak:

Zeal & Ardor to release new studio album “Stranger Fruit” on June 8th 2018

Picture the scene: a late Summer evening, crickets sing their song, your bare feet firmly planted in the soil, the poplars gently sway in the wind, and the stench nearly knocks you out cold.
 
Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux returns with a brand new Zeal & Ardor single.

“Gravedigger’s Chant” was released on Good Friday, March 23rd, and serves as an omen of what's to come from his forthcoming second Zeal & Ardor album, “Stranger Fruit”.
 

Samael to release new studio album “Hegemony” on October 13th 2017

Swiss black metal pioneers Samael have already given fans a first glimpse of their upcoming album “Hegemony” in the form of a music video premiere for the track “Angel of Wrath”. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss out and watch it below!  

“Hegemony” is not only an exceptional addition to the Samael discography alongside albums such as “Passage” and “Eternal” the album will also mark the band’s 30th anniversary!  

The band states:        

Samael signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records

Black metal pioneers Samael from Switzerland have signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records! The band is working on a new album, which will be released later in 2017.  

Founded in 1987 as an old school black metal act that was influenced by the likes of Bathory, fellow countrymen Celtic Frost, and Venom, the brothers Vorph and Xy later developed the band's style further towards a more industrial dark metal sound that found its high peak in those legendary album such as “Passage” and “Eternal”.  

Napalm's A&R Sebastian Münch states:

The Browning announces February 2017 European Tour

Electronic metallers The Browning have announced dates for a European headline tour in 2017.

The tour commences on February 2nd in Nuremberg, Germany and continues across nine countries before culminating in Loulé, Portugal on February 24th. Support comes from special guests It Lies Within and Blessing A Curse.

European Tour Dates 2017:
Feb 02 Z-Bau Nuremberg (DE)
Feb 03 KONK Dresden (DE)
Feb 04 Drop The Bomb Berlin (DE)
Feb 05 Viper Room Vienna (AT)
Feb 06 Chapeau Rouge Prague (CZ)
Feb 07 Circus Maximus Koblenz (DE)
Feb 08 Patronaat Haarlem (NL)
Feb 09 Stadtmitte Karlsruhe (DE)

Ember Falls to release debut album “Welcome to Ember Falls” on February 17th 2017

Ember Falls have released their lethal cyber metal virus called “COE”.

Listen to the euphoria-inducing “COE” single/lyric video, below.

A distorted digital dance, “COE” precedes the Ember Falls’ debut album “Welcome to Ember Falls”, – due out on February 17th, 2017 via Spinefarm Records.

“Welcome to Ember Falls” was produced by label-mate Jake E (Amaranthe).

Tracklist:
01. The Cost of Doing Business
02. Falling Rain
03. Of Letting Go
04. The Enemy You Need

Zeal & Ardor signs to MVKA and announces new single & Spring 2017 European Tour

MVKA welcome new signing Zeal & Ardor.

Imagine this: Tarantino's Django sacrifices a goat on stage while intimidating slave chants roar and screeching guitar riffs burn in the background. Then the rhythmic chain rattling evoking a satanic summoning makes way for the eerily familiar melodies of Norwegian black metal. This genre mix that has been garnering attention online since April 2016 belongs to Zeal & Ardor.