Metallica Had One Billion Spotify Streams In 2019

Metallica have taken to social media to share their Spotify statistics for 2019. Impressively, the band hit 1 billion streams on the service this year.

Cannibal Corpse To Start Working On New Album

Cannibal Corpse have confirmed that they are getting ready to work on their new album. The band said the following:

“Thanks for all your support of “Red Before Black” and all our touring in support of the record. Time to enter the crypts and begin work on the next record. Keep supporting death metal in the new decade!”

Blackguard Stream New Album “Storm”

Blackguard are streaming their new album “Storm” in full. That effort will officially be released on January 3. It’s also worth noting that a number of guests are featured on the record including Kittie’s Morgan Lander, Cradle Of Filth‘s Lindsay Schoolcraft, and Scar Symmetry‘s Per Nilsson.

War Of Ages, My Epic, Etc. Set For 2020 Facedown Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Facedown Fest. The event will take place at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA on March 6-7 and the daily lineups can be found below:

March 6: War Of Ages, Bloody Sunday, Dynasty, and Deathbreaker.

March 7: My Epic, Comrades, Everything In Slow Motion, Dens, Weathered, and American Arson.

Sleep Confirm That They Aren’t Breaking Up

When Sleep announced their end of the year shows, they seemed to suggest that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus following their concert at the Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL tonight (December 31). However, the group have since clarified that they aren’t breaking up:

[via The PRP]

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Vio-lence, Brujeria, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aeternam, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Brujeria, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Exodus, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Orphaned Land, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, The Agonist, The Faceless, Toxik, Trollfest, Venom, Vio-lence, Whiplash, and Wintersun.