Candlemass Reveal Details For New Album “The Door To Doom”

Candlemass have announced that their new album “The Door To Doom” will be released on February 22. This will be the group’s first effort since the return of frontman Johan Längqvist. Notably, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi guests on the track “Astorolus – The Great Octopus.”

“The Door To Doom” Track Listing:

01. “Splendor Demon Majesty”
02. “Under The Ocean”
03. “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” (feat. Tony Iommi)
04. “Bridge Of The Blind”
05. “Death’s Wheel”
06. “Black Trinity”
07. “House Of Doom”
08. “The Omega Circle”

Iommi commented on his guest spot:

“Candlemass are a major force in Scandinavian heavy rock and have always acknowledged the influence we had on their music. They asked if I’d contribute to a track which sounded pretty good so I thought, ‘Why not?'”

Bassist Leif Edling added:

“We feel very honoured that Tony Iommi said yes to play the solo on ‘Astorolus’. The song was sent to the management and amazingly enough, the master agreed to let his mighty SG sing on the track! For me personally, this is a dream come true. Tony Iommi has always been my hero and guiding light when it comes to heavy music, so to hear that he likes the song and also would like to play on it gave me chills down the spine! I’m still in shock! But kudos to him to be so cool to even listen to it. Hats off! Tony Iommi is and will always be God!”


VLTIMAS (Ex-Morbid Angel/Mayhem, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Praevalidus”

VLTIMAS, the band featuring David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel), Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem), and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), have premiered a new song titled “Praevalidus.” This track is from the band’s debut album, “Something Wicked Marches In,“ which will be released on March 29. Ericksen commented:

“In my opinion, any one of the songs on ‘Something Wicked Marches In‘ could be a potential single. We ended up choosing ‘Praevalidus‘ as the first one, mostly due to its immediacy and intensity but also because it feels like a suitable way of showcasing what this band and album is all about. Let the celebration of the wicked commence!”

“Something Wicked Marches In” Track Listing:

01. “Something Wicked Marches In”
02. “Praevalidus”
03. “Total Destroy!”
04. “Monolilith”
05. “Truth And Consequence”
06. “Last Ones Alive Win Nothing”
07. “Everlasting”
08. “Diabolus Est Sanguis”
09. “Marching On”

Ghost Ship Octavius (Ex-Nevermore/God Forbid, Etc.) To Release New Album “Delirium” In February

Ghost Ship Octavius (ex-Nevermore/God Forbid, etc.) have signed a new deal with Mighty Music and are planning to release their new album “Delirium” on February 22. The band commented:

“We are beyond pleased to announce joining forces with Mighty Music, bringing forth a new and exciting chapter for GSO worldwide.”

Children Of Bodom Reveal Details For New Album “Hexed”

Children Of Bodom have revealed the details for their new album “Hexed.” The effort will be released on March 8 and the cover art and track listing can be seen below:

“Hexed” Track Listing:

01. “The Road”
02. “Under Grass And Clover”
03. “Glass Houses”
04. “Hecate’s Nightmare”
05. “Kick In The Spleen”
06. “Platitudes And Barren Words”
07. “Hexed”
08. “Relapse (The Nature Of My Crime)”
09. “Say Never Look Back”
10. “Soon Departed”
11. “Knuckleduster”
12. “I Worship Chaos” (live)
13. “Morrigan” (live)
14. “Knuckleduster” (remix)

Alexi Laiho said the following:

“People have said that the album is generally catchier. So I started thinking about that, perhaps the song structures are easier to grasp on initial listen. But there’s some crazy shit in there, almost progressive or at least technical. There are certain melodies across the album that could have come from jazz songs, although they’re completely metal with us, of course (laughs).”

Henkka Blacksmith commented as well:

“For me, it has always been very hard to describe our new music. In a way it always feels familiar, but the new stuff also always surprises me. Here we have something that’s very Bodom, but somehow we haven’t done this kind of stuff maybe ever. Then again, someone said that there’s somehow similar vibe to what Follow the Reaper had. I don’t know. Anyway, we had a really hard time choosing the songs for the two videos, I guess that’s a positive problem.”

He also added the following about the cover art, which was created by Deins Forkas:

“For some years already I have wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art so that is really hard to do something else. Doing it all the way with computer is somewhat safe and convenient. This time we all agreed to try it old school.

We found this cool dude and gave him simple instructions. The cover has to be purple and the reaper has to be central. Half a year later we got his work, and with little tweaking, we have the cover of Hexed. It is very different from what we are used to, even the Reaper looks different, but at the same time very spooky.”

Pre-orders for the album will launch on December 7 and the group are planning a spring U.S. tour and a summer European tour in support of it.

Overkill Reveal Details For New Album “The Wings Of War”

Overkill have revealed the details for their new album “The Wings Of War.” The effort will be released on February 22 and the cover art and track listing can be seen below:

“The Wings Of War” Track Listing:

01. “Last Man Standing”
02. “Believe In The Fight”
03. “Head Of A Pin”
04. “Bat Shit Crazy”
05. “Distortion”
06. “A Mother’s Prayer”
07. “Welcome To The Garden State”
08. “Where Few Dare To Walk”
09. “Out On The Road-Kill”
10. “Hole In My Soul“

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth commented:

“It was a blast making ‘The Wings Of War‘! It is something old feeling new again, as our chemistry was altered by the addition of Jason Bittner. I was curious from the get-go, how would it pan out? I think what we accomplished here is a new, upgraded Overkill that embraced the new chemistry, while taking our roots into the present.

The new formula produced not only more raw power, but more places to go with melody, a win, win. The key is being not only interested in the change, but part of it. I’ll tell you what, it’s still fun as hell making Overkill records.”

Misery Index Reveal Details For New Album “Rituals Of Power”

Misery Index have revealed the details for their new album “Rituals Of Power.” The effort will be released on March 8 and the cover art and track listing can be seen below:

“Rituals Of Power” Track Listing:

01. “Universal Untruths”
02. “Decline And Fall”
03. “The Choir Invisible”
04. “New Salem”
05. “Hammering The Nails”
06. “Rituals Of Power”
07. “They Always Come Back”
08. “I Disavow”
09. “Naysayer”

The band commented:

“‘Rituals Of Power‘ is a disavowal and warning against the consequences of our so-called ‘post-truth’ age. Each of the 9 songs revolves loosely around this theme, yet each track also stands very much on its own.

It’s roughly 35 minutes of unhinged, yet cohesive, riff-driven aural ballistics. We set out to write the best album we could, based on what we would want to hear first as fans of this music, and we could not be happier.”

In other news, the group have also announced a European tour with Wormrot and Truth Corroded:

03/23 Heidelberg, GER – Heidelberg Deathfest
03/24 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
03/25 Wien, AUT – Escape Metalcorner
03/26 Brno, CZE – Melodka
03/27 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik
03/28 Kassel, GER – Goldgrube
03/29 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
03/30 Eindhoven, NET – Grindhoven
03/31 Munchen, GER – Backstage
04/01 Zurich, SWI – Werk21
04/02 Segrate, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
04/03 Genf, SWI – Usine
04/04 Paris, FRA – Glazart
04/05 Sint Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
04/06 Essen, GER – Turock

Sisters Of Suffocation To Release New Album “Humans Are Broken” In March

Sisters Of Suffocation will be releasing their new album “Humans Are Broken” on March 1. You can check out the cover art and track listing below:

“Humans Are Broken” Track Listing:

01. “Humans Are Broken”
02. “Wolves ”
03. “War In My Head”
04. “The Machine”
05. “What We Create”
06. “Liar”
07. “Little Shits”
08. “The Next Big Thing”
09. “Blood On Blood”
10. “The Objective”
11. “Burn”
12. “Every Little Fibre” (bonus track)
13. “For I Have Sinned” (bonus track)