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Machine Head releases new digital single “Civil Unrest”

Bay Area metal icons Machine Head have released “Civil Unrest”, a 2-song digital single, featuring A-side, “Stop the Bleeding” and B-side, “Bulletproof”, with the former featuring additional guest vocals from Killswitch Engage frontman, Jesse Leach.

This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. They are not for the faint of heart. 

Crypta signs with Napalm Records

Brazilian/Dutch death metal alliance Crypta have officially signed with Napalm Records and Napalm Events. Formed in June 2019, the four-piece line up consists of Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto, both former members of Brazilian thrash metal force Nervosa, plus the talented Sonia Anubis (Cobra Spell, ex-Burning Witches) and Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-Hagbard).

Sepultura welcomes Scott Ian to this week’s “Roots” special SepulQuarta session

In this week’s SepulQuarta session Sepultura welcomes Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D) who will be performing “Cut Throat” during this “Roots” special of SepulQuatra.

The band will also welcome Silvio “Bibica” Gomes, the band’s studio tech/roadie for many albums and tours. Silvio will be part of the Q&A session - he will chat about the “Roots” recordings at the Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California during the winter of 1995.

Desecrate to release new studio album “Kingdom” on July 17th 2020

Turkish melodic death metal act Desecrate are proud to announce that they have signed with Wormholedeath for the release of their album “Kingdom”.

“Kingdom” will released, worldwide, on July 17th, 2020.

Check out the lyric video for “Narcissus” below.

Tracklist:
1. Narcissus
2. Chaos
3. FTS
4. Loneliness is the Kingdom
5. Warchant
6. Cold of Death
7. Shadows Witch
8. My Darkness

Enslaved: vote now for “Cinematic Summer Tour” Roadburn show setlist

Last week, Enslaved announced their Cinematic Summer Tour - an innovative digital tour comprised of three online events, in conjunction with three of Europe’s leading festivals.

Today, the band are proud to reveal details for the first event: on July 30th in collaboration with Roadburn, the tour will launch with a unique “Chronicles Of The Northbound” show.

Fans are invited to Vote Now for their five favourite Enslaved songs, to help create a career spanning set.

Æpoch to release new EP “The Scryer” on July 31st 2020

After Ontario, Canada natives Æpoch made a significant splash in the death metal scene with the 2018 release of their debut album, “Awakening Inception”, the group has worked at a frenzied pace to unleash their next sonic salvo upon the world.

Today the group is proud to announce the release of their upcoming EP, “The Scryer”, which is set for release on Friday, July 31st, 2020. 

Black Crown Initiate to release new studio album “Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape” on August 7th 2020

Progressive death metal masterminds Black Crown Initiate have released a new single, “Sun of War”, from their forthcoming album “Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape”. Check out the lyric video for the track below.