alternative metal

Oceanhoarse to release debut full-length album “Dead Reckoning” on August 20th 2021

Helsinki-based Heavy Fucking Metal (patent pending!) group Oceanhoarse have released their new single “Reaching Skywards” today, taken from their upcoming debut full-length album “Dead Reckoning”, which will be released on August 20th, 2021, via Noble Demon.

With its in-your-face metal riffing, 90s style psychedelia and astral beauty of the chorus, this is quite possibly the most versatile Oceanhoarse song to date.
 

Epica announces “Ωmega Alive” Streaming Event on June 12th 2021

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights Epica announce their first-ever streaming event titled “Ωmega Alive”. The universal streaming event will mark the band’s triumphant return to the stage to perform for the first time in support of their latest album “Ωmega”, their eighth full-length release the band’s first album in five years.
 

Ill Niño announces Summer 2021 Ill Texas Familia Tour

The legendary Ill Niño will bring a dose of Latin metal to Texas this summer with the “Ill Texas Familia” tour, also featuring Upon A Burning Body (El Paso only), King 810, Incite, Evolution Empire and Born In Blood.

Following the summer shows, Ill Niño will participate in Orlando’s Warlando Festival supporting metal masters Judas Priest and Blueridge Rockfest in Lynchburg, VA, the following day, featuring a monster lineup including Five Finger Death Punch, P.O.D., Sevendust, Limp Bizkit, and many more.

Big Paul Ferguson to release first solo album “Virtual Control” on June 25th 2021

As a founding member and co-creative mind behind proto-industrial post-punk icons Killing Joke, Big Paul Ferguson has already earned his place among the most influential and highly regarded musicians of his era. Ferguson’s signature tribal drum style not only set Killing Joke apart from the scores of British bands coming up in the 80s, adding both depth and weight to the band’s piercing, discordant sound, but it also became a reference point for rock percussionists that followed in the band’s wake.

Mr. Bungle to release new live album “The Night They Came Home” on June 11th 2021

Mr. Bungle whose Halloween 2020 streaming special, “The Night They Came Home” captured the Northern California-born band performing songs from their freshly released album, “The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo”, interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage, surprise cameos and a few surprise covers, release the nearly two-hour film on June 11th, 2021, via Ipecac Recordings.

Of Mice & Men to release new EP “Bloom” on May 28th 2021

In February, California quartet Of Mice & Men released the “Timeless” EP via SharpTone Records. “Timeless” is the first in a series of EPs that will eventually comprise the band’s next album.

Today, the band has announced the next EP, titled “Bloom”. It will arrive on May 28th, 2021, via SharpTone. To herald the announcement, the band has shared the title track.

Watch the video for the new song “Bloom” below.

Blood Of The Phoenix to release debut EP “From What We Used to Know” on July 2nd 2021

Indie metal band Blood Of The Phoenix rises to the top of the ranks with their shocking dynamic vocal style, powerful storytelling and robust instrumentation. Drawing inspiration from early 2000s Metalcore, the band has created their niche pocket in the hardcore genre.

Fear Factory to release new studio album “Aggression Continuum” on June 18th 2021

Industrial-tinged extreme metal pioneers Fear Factory are proud to announce that their tenth studio album, “Aggression Continuum”, will be released on June 18th, 2021, via Nuclear Blast, just in time for the band’s 30th anniversary.

Today, Fear Factory offers fans the first preview of the album with the music video for “Disruptor”. Watch the video, directed by Riivata Visuals, below.

Light The Torch to release new studio album “You Will Be the Death of Me” on June 25th 2021

Light The Torch — Howard Jones (vocals), Francesco Artusato (guitar), and Ryan Wombacher (bass) — will release their new album and second full length “You Will Be the Death of Me” on June 25th, 2021, via Nuclear Blast.

The band has dropped the video for the first track, “Wilting in the Light”, which was directed by Ramon Boutviseth in L.A. Watch the video below and pre-save it here.