Miss May I To Release New Album “Curse Of Existence” In September

Miss May I will be releasing a new album, titled “Curse Of Existence,” on September 2. The effort’s second single, “Bleed Together,” will be released tomorrow (May 25).

“Curse Of Existence” Track Listing:

01. “A Smile That Does Not Exist”
02. “Earth Shaker”
03. “Bleed Together”
04. “Into Oblivion”
05. “Hollow Vessel”
06. “Free Fall”
07. “Born Destroyers”
08. “Unconquered”
09. “Savior To Self”
10. “Bloodshed”

Witchery Premiere “Popecrusher” Video

Witchery have premiered a new video for their new song “Popecrusher.” This track is from the band’s new album “Nightside,” which will be released on July 22.

Witchery mastermind Jensen commented:

“Setting the benchmark for the new album, ‘Popecrusher’ is the first foreshadowing aural assault from our new album Nightside. All the pieces fell into place with this album and we can’t wait for everyone to hear the album in its entirety. ‘Nightside’ is our first attempt at writing a concept album, and ‘Popecrusher’ is of course a part of that story. We hope you love the soul-incinerating heaviness of ‘Popecrusher’ as much as we do. More great things are soon to come. Do the W!

I started to write this album without any general direction of idea in mind, but somewhere in the middle of the writing process I remembered that I’ve always wanted to do a concept album, so I decided to give it a shot. Little did I know that writing a concept album puts a lot more pressure on each and every song turning out great. This might seem a norm (and I guess it is in some way) but usually you write 12-14 songs and choose the songs that turned out the best after they’ve been mixed and mastered. Sometimes even what you thought was going to be the first song on the album gets pushed to somewhere else because another track turned out sounding more like an opening track. Also, out of those 12-14 songs you can choose to keep a few a bonus tracks. With a theme album, songs can’t swap places. The story needs to work (no one wants to do a new ‘The Elder!’), so the opening track really needs to hold up as an opening track etc., thus the extra pressure of ‘no surprises’ after its all recorded. The album tells a story of demonic nightmares, unexplainable pregnancy, witch trails and an escape from the Old Country to the colonies in the west and what happens once the child is born. Guests on this album is, for starters, our permanent guest of honor Hank Shermann, but also guest solos by Maciek Ofstad of Kvelertak and Simon Johansson of Wolf (also the studio owner of SolnaStudio where we recorded the album. We also had the honor of having Jeff Walker of Carcass do guest vocals on the song “A Forest of Burning Coffins”. All in all, we are very happy with how the album turned out and with again thrilled over Daniel Bergstrand’s killer production…”

“Nightside” Track Listing:

01. “Witching Hour”
02. “Don’t Burn The Witch” (feat. Kvelertak’s Maciek Ofstad)
03. “Storm Of The Unborn”
04. “Er steht in Flammen”
05. “Popecrusher”
06. “Left Hand March” (feat. Mercyful Fate’s Hank Shermann)
07. “Under the Altar”
08. “Churchburner”
09. “Crucifix And Candle” (Wolf’s Simon Johansson)
10. “A Forest Of Burning Coffins” (feat. Carcass’ Jeff Walker)
11. “Nightside”

Queensrÿche To Release New Album “Digital Noise Alliance” In October

Queensrÿche have announced that their new album, “Digital Noise Alliance,” will be released on October 7. You can find a teaser for that effort below:

Imperial Triumphant To Release New Album “Spirit Of Ecstasy” In July, Premiere “Maximalist Scream” Video

Imperial Triumphant will be releasing their new album, “Spirit Of Ecstasy,” on July 22. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “Maximalist Scream,” below. Notably, that track features Voivod’s Denis “Snake” Bélanger.

“Spirit Of Ecstasy” Track Listing:

01. “Chump Change”
02. “Metrovertigo”
03 “Tower Of Glory, City Of Shame”
04. “Merkurius Gilded”
05. “Death On A Highway”
06. “In The Pleasure Of Their Company”
07. “Bezumnaya”
08. “Maximalist Scream” (feat. Denis “Snake” Bélanger)

The band commented:

“Atmospheres awash with mysterious origins. Sacred rites of passage and formidable knowledge lead to marvels of engineering. Funneling the mass into a finite horizon all roads travel in duality. Blurred is the line between real and illusion as the last scream of truth is destroyed by evil so grotesque. It transforms into a lone rider traveling into the forbidden darkness…”

Boris To Release New Album “Heavy Rocks” In August, Announce North American Tour

Boris will be releasing a new album, titled “Heavy Rocks,” on August 12. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “She Is Burning,” below:

“Heavy Rocks” Track Listing:

01. “She Is Burning”
02. “Cramper”
03. “My Name Is Blank”
04. “Blah Blah Blah”
05. “Question 1”
06. “Nosferatou”
07. “Ruins”
08. “Ghostly Imagination”
09. “Chained”
10. “(Not) Last Song”

The band commented:

“The world has changed over the last two years. Everyone’s thinking is simpler and pragmatic. Now, it is easier for everyone to grasp what is important to each of us.

We leave it to the future and pass it on. The soul of rock music is constantly evolving. A soul that transcends words and meaning to reach you – instinct, intuition, and fangs.

This is the heavy rock of Boris now.

As we land on our 30th anniversary, Boris continues to evolve, accelerating the latest and universal.

Boris does not lead anyone anywhere.
We just keep showing this attitude.”

In other news, the group have also announced a North American tour:

08/19 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom (feat. The Body)
08/19-21 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas

With Nothing:

08/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
08/24 Dallas, TX – Studio at the Factory
08/25 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
08/26 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
08/27 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live (no Nothing)
08/29 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
08/30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
08/31 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
09/01 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09/02 New York, NY – Webster Hall
09/03 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
09/07 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
09/08 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
09/09 Indianapolis, IN – Post. Festival @ The Vogue
09/10 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
09/11 Chicago, IL – Metro
09/12 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
09/14 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
09/17 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
09/18 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
09/24 Mexico City, MEX – House of Vans

Oceans Of Slumber Premiere New Song “Hearts Of Stone”

Oceans Of Slumber have premiered a new song titled “Hearts Of Stone.” This track is from the band’s new album “Starlight And Ash,” which will be released on July 22. Vocalist Cammie Gilbert commented:

“This song originally had a longer title. It was ‘Hearts Of Stone, Gardens Of Grief.’ We decided to shorten it for whatever reason, but I always think of the full name. This song is an origin story of sorts. It a character plagued by their bad decisions, never really having had a good start to life any way. Everything seems to always catch up to us, no matter how far we try to run.”

“Starlight And Ash” Track Listing:

01. “The Waters Rising”
02. “Hearts Of Stone”
03. “The Lighthouse”
04. “Red Forest Roads”
05. “The Hanging Tree”
06. “Salvation”
07. “Star Altar”
08. “The Spring Of ’21”
09. “Just A Day”
10. “House Of The Rising Sun”
11. “The Shipbuilder’s Son”

Psycroptic Premiere New Song “Rend Asunder”

Psycroptic have premiered a new song titled “Rend Asunder.” This track is from the band’s new album “Divine Council,” which will be released on August 5.

“Divine Council” Track Listing:

01. “Rend Asunder”
02. “A Fool’s Errand”
03. “This Shadowed World”
04. “Enslavement”
05. “Ashes Of Our Empire”
06. “The Prophet’s Council”
07. “Awakening”
08. “A Fragile Existence”
09. “Exitus”

Soilwork Premiere “Övergivenheten” Music Video

Soilwork have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Övergivenheten.” That effort will be released on August 19. Björn “Speed” Strid commented:

“The title track of this album just might be the pinnacle of this band’s musical journey — it sums up everything that we’ve ever been about and the sometimes risky musical venture that this band embarked on some 20 years ago. To me, this song is as close to the heart as it gets.”

“Övergivenheten” Track Listing:

01. “Övergivenheten”
02. “Nouse Sommes la Guerre”
03. “Electric Again”
04. “Valleys Of Gloam”
05. “Is It In Your Darkness”
06. “Vultures”
07. “Morgongåva/Stormfågel”
08. “Death, I Hear You Calling”
09. “This Godless Universe”
10. “Dreams Of Nowhere”
11. “The Everlasting Flame”
12. “Golgata”
13. “Harvest Spine”
14. “On The Wings Of A Goddess Through Flaming Sheets Of Rain”

Five Finger Death Punch To Release New Album “AfterLife” In August, Premiere New Song “IOU”

Five Finger Death Punch have announced that their new album “AfterLife” will be released on August 19. With this news, the group have also shared a lyric video for their new song “IOU.” Notably, the clip serves a preview of the band’s metaverse project. That “interactive virtual world will be a gamified fan club experience, developed on the near photorealistic Unreal Engine.”

“AfterLife” Track Listing:

01. “Welcome To The Circus”
02. “AfterLife”
03. “Times Like These”
04. “Roll Dem Bones”
05. “Pick Up Behind You”
06. “Judgment Day”
07. “IOU”
08. “Thanks For Asking”
09. “Blood And Tar”
10. “All I Know”
11. “Gold Gutter”
12. “The End”

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory had the following to say about the new album:

“‘Afterlife‘ was hands down my favorite record to make. It is our ninth album so at this point, we have legions of loyal fans, and our signature sound is more than established. It became its own island, our ground zero we operate from and we can always come back to. So when we started this record, there was an excitement of impending musical adventures, we knew we could step away as far as we wanted to, there was a freedom of truly ‘anything goes.’

This resulted in an album that is way more diverse than our previous ones, while it feels more unified, because there is a framework of overarching stories in Ivan’s lyrics and interconnecting musical motifs between songs. It was not planned as a concept album, but we were so hyper-focused on painting a complete picture, it somehow feels like one… We are very proud of it and are just as impatient as the fans waiting for the release, can’t wait to share it.”

Spite Premiere New Song “Hangman”

Spite have premiered a new song titled “Hangman.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dedication To Flesh,” which will be released on July 22. Guitarist Alex Tehrani said the following about that effort:

“‘Dedication To Flesh’ is a reflection of the growing sound in the band and a product of patience – we are ready to show everyone.”

“Dedication To Flesh” Track Listing:

01. “Lord Of The Upside Down”
02. “Caved In”
03. “Proper One”
04. “Made To Please”
05. “Some Things You Should Know”
06. “Dedication To Flesh”
07. “The Most Ugly”
08. “Fear”
09. “The Son Of Dawn”
10. “Sounds For The Descent”
11. “Hangman”
12. “Crumble”