extreme metal

European Metal Festival Alliance 2020 announce final line-up

With Bloodstock joining forces with twelve of the best independent European metal festivals to create a unique online event, there’s lots of planning underway.

Today, the full & final line up has been revealed for ‘festival weekend’ of 7th, 8th & 9th August and tickets are now on sale (priced at just €6.66) here

Kataklysm to release new studio album “Unconquered” on September 25th 2020

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights Kataklysm are proud to reveal their 14th full length studio album, “Unconquered”, which will be unleashed on September 25th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band release the first single entitled, “The Killshot”. Watch the video directed by Scott Hansen of Digital Thunderdome, below.
 

Cult Of Lilith to release debut full-length album “Mara” on September 4th 2020

On September 4th, 2020, Iceland’s Cult Of Lilith will release their debut full-length, “Mara”, via Metal Blade Records.

A frantic collision of death metal, prog, complex classical structures and more, “Mara” is a restless, constantly shifting collection that is as imaginative as it is compulsive.

Listen to the new single, “Cosmic Maelstrom”, below.

Napalm Death to release new studio album “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism” on September 18th 2020

U.K. grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are delighted to announce their upcoming studio album, “Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”, is slated for a September 18th, 2020, release via Century Media Records.

“Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”, the band’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Napalm Death’s critically-acclaimed 2015 album, “Apex Predator – Easy Meat”, was again recorded with long time producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe.

Warfect signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records and booking contract with Napalm Events

A Thrash-Avalanche is coming your way and its name is Warfect. Straight from the Swedish underground, it’s time for this trio to unfold their full potential and start the metal machine they hid behind the curtain of being an insider tip in the scene.
 
Four years have passed since the trio based near Gothenburg released their last record Scavengers, and they won’t hold back fire any longer. Warfect is ready to sweep the thrash-scene with a brand new album in 2020 that will hit you like an artillery strike.
 

Venom to release “Sons of Satan” early demo material on August 28th 2020

Extreme metal icons Venom announce “Sons of Satan” – a collection of early demo material recorded between 1979-1984 to be released on August 28th, 2020, via BMG.

“To me, Venom represent the start of a very important movement that has split into many more important movements. It was a revolution. After that moment, death metal, thrash metal, black metal and all these genres exploded and they all owe something to Venom” - Michel “Away” Langevin (Voivod)
 

Spectrum Of Delusion to release new studio album “Neoconception” on September 11th 2020

Having recently signed with rising extreme metal label The Artisan Era, Spectrum Of Delusion is excited to announce their upcoming sophomore album, “Neoconception”, which will be released on Friday, September 11th, 2020.

It is the follow up to the group’s promising 2017 debut album, “Esoteric Entity”, which was widely praised by death metal fans and sites alike across the world. 

Sepultura welcomes Tony Bellotto and Shavo Odadjian to this week’s SepulQuarta session

Another round of heavy metal elite guests are set to join Sepultura for their weekly Sepulquarta sessions - this Wednesday Tony Bellotto (Titãs) and Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down) will join Andreas Kisser and Paulo Xisto in their weekly fan Q&A. On top of that, the metal heavyweights will all perform live quarantine versions of “Biotech is Godzilla” and “Polícia”.