Stitched Up Heart have premiered a new song titled “Crooked Halo.” This track is from the band’s new album “Darkness,” which will be released in spring 2020. The group commented:
“Told you we threw paint as far as we could go on this record. To stretch ourselves beyond our comfort zone. This is not one of the heavy ones you would assume we would release. This is a chill and vibey song of poetry. Keep an open mind. Hope ya dig it. ✌🏻”
Annihilator have announced that their new album “Ballistic, Sadistic” will be released on January 24. You can find a lyric video for the first single “I Am Warfare” below:
Jeff Waters said the following about the new record:
“Almost every artist initially loves the songs they create. They are like your babies. In my case, it is difficult to be the main writer/producer and stay fresh, come up with new ideas or make old ones better and I am well aware of that. Since ‘we’ love what we do, we can be blinded to just how good or bad a song or record really is. Time will tell. Press, fans, band members, label, etc., they ALL will tell you what they think and, in their own ways, they are usually right. In this case, I throw that nonsense in the garbage and can tell you that we have made a record that is angry, technical, back to the first three records vibes and it is going to be difficult to continue writing another record after releasing this one. Best record I’ve made since 2005’s ‘Schizo Deluxe’ and I think many will argue that this new one is in the top three. From the ‘Stonewall’-esque track ‘Psycho Ward’ to the haunting ‘I Am Warfare’, the pissed-off ‘The Attitude’ to the aggression and old-school technicality of ‘Out With The Garbage’, the record is like this: take the ‘Alice’, ‘Neverland’ and ‘Set The World On Fire’ records, make them angry, combine the old-school production with modern high-tech studio gear, then add the best guitar work I didn’t know I still had in me, and you’ve got the best we could possibly offer. I honestly cannot wait for everyone to hear this.”
Nile have premiered a lyric video for the title track of their new album “Vile Nilotic Rites “ That effort will be released on November 1.
Karl Sanders commented:
“‘Vile Nilotic Rites‘ was a depraved yet fun song to write and record. Now that we are playing it live on tour, we are for sure enjoying sharing the song onstage with metal fans. ‘Vile‘ is a catchy track with a lot of variety in the tempo; from crushing heavy, to irresistible mid-paced groove, to uptempo blasting.
It also has a creeping, heavy evil vibe yet with just the right amount of technicality to be an undeniably fun blast to play. The lyrics are some of my favorite on the album as are the vocal performances, par excellence from Brian and Brad, as well as some extremely brutal yet tasteful and enjoyable drum work from George. ‘Vile‘ was one of the first songs written for this album so we have certainly impatiently waited a long time to be able to bring this track to metal fans.”
Blind Guardian have premiered a lyric video for their new song “This Storm.” This track is from the band’s new orchestral album “Legacy Of The Dark Lands,” which will be released on November 8.
Fire From The Gods have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Make You Feel It.“ This track is from the band’s new album “American Sun,“ which will be released on November 1.
Insomnium have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Pale Morning Star.” This track is from the band’s new album “Heart Like A Grave,” which will be released on October 4. Markus Vanhala commented:
“‘Pale Morning Star‘ was born as a short folky acoustic piece of mine – before it grew and exploded all over the place. I call this piece a miniature version of ‘Winters Gate‘ as it contains a somehow similar wintry and grim feel of that opus, supercharged to only 9 minutes. It’s presenting again a bit different side of the new album.”
Mayhem have premiered a new song titled “Of Worms And Ruins.” This track is from their new album “Daemon,” which will be released on October 25. The group commented:
“Here we are, yet another chapter written in the book of Mayhem, with a track that Ghul wrote. This is a premiere track for Ghul, showing off what he will bring to the table. So indeed our new album has two composers, instead of one. It shall be much more interesting, as for Mayhem, having two composers in the band, is not the norm. Turn up the fucking volume!”