modern extreme metal

Megadeth and Lamb Of God announces Summer & Fall 2020 North American co-headlining Tour

Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – Megadeth and Lamb Of God – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM.

And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14th, here.
 

Lamb Of God to release new self-titled studio album on May 8th 2020

Lamb Of God have revealed a brand new single and video for “Checkmate”, from the band’s first release in five years and the first to feature new drummer Art Cruz. The self-titled new album “Lamb of God” is due out on May 8th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast.

Watch the video for “Checkmate” below.

Ektomorf sign with Napalm Records and Napalm Events

Hungarian groove/thrash metal icons Ektomorf have officially signed with Napalm Records and Napalm Events!

Two years after their latest chart breaking album, “Fury”, they’ve reconnected to their roots and choose to reincarnate stronger than ever before. Napalm Records is looking forward to work on a  new record with these exceptional musicians.
 

Sepultura announce two new UK shows for Summer 2020

Just over a week ago, Sepultura released their new killer concept album “Quadra”, via Nuclear Blast. An impressive thrash masterpiece divided into four parts, each of them reflecting a different side of the versatile band. In celebration, the Brazilian quartet are pleased to announce two UK shows set to take place straight after their already announced UK/Irish festival performances in June.

Kingsmen to release debut full-length album “Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery” on April 10th 2020

The smallest state in the Union has produced a contender for one of metal’s fiercest bands! Rhode Island metal foursome Kingsmen are entering the ring with a brutal, debut full-length album, “Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery” that’s out on April 10th, 2020, via SharpTone Records.

Amaranthe release official music video for new digital single “Do or Die”

Sweden’s hottest metal export is just rounding up their European arena tour with Sabaton and are ready to present a very special Valentine’s Day gift: Amaranthe spice up the day with a brand new song featuring former vocalist of Arch Enemy, Angela Gossow.

“Do or Die” displays Amaranthe’s heavier side and is accompanied by a dystopian horror video filmed in Spain, featuring Fardou Keuning’s stunning creations. Brave enough?

Thy Art Is Murder announce new drummer Jesse Beahler release drum playthrough for “Human Target”

Australia’s premier extreme metal export, Thy Art Is Murder  are proud to announce the addition of drummer Jesse Beahler.

In celebration, the band have released a drum playthrough for “Human Target”, which can be seen below.

Lutharö to release new EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th 2020

Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada announce they will be unleashing their sophomore EP “Wings of Agony” on March 27th, 2020, and this release promises to be more innovative and imaginative than the last one. Lutharö stepped out of their comfort zone for this recording and they anticipate a solid reception from current and new fans.

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Darkest Hour announces April 2020 North American Headlining Tour

Celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2020, Darkest Hour has announced a run of spring tour dates set to assault the North American West Coast.

The Darkest Hour West Coast Anniversary Tour 2020 will run from April 16th through 26th, with shows in Denver, Albuquerque, Scottsdale, San Diego, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Joining them for the trek will be their friends in Misery Signals, as well as Southern Lord labelmates Sect.