Darkest Hour Plan To Release New Album In 2023

Darkest Hour are planning to release a new album next year. The band recently confirmed the news while reflecting on their 27th anniversary.

The group said the following:

“Happy 27th birthday to US, DARKEST HOUR!

Check out this classy cake lol!

That’s right, 27 years ago on September 23rd, 1995 we played our first show and this wild adventure began!

When we started this band we had just a few simple goals: travel the world, make new friends, experience new cultures, play bad ass music, inspire, and leave a legacy to be remembered! Happy to say 27 years later we are still working towards those exact same goals.

We can not say thank you enough to those of you who have supported us, via our brand new Patreon, those of you who have come out to a show, bought a record, T-shirt, CD, attended a Meet & Greet, or just jammed our music and connected with it!

What are our plans for our 28th year?

How about releasing our 10th full length studio album and traveling with world to hug you in person!

For now, cheers to MANY MANY MORE YEARS!

❤ Mike, John, Tito, Deal, Travis, Nico !!!"

Metal Church Find New Singer, Plan To Release New Album In 2023

During a recent interview with Metal-Rules, Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof revealed that the band have found a replacement for their late singer Mike Howe. The group are currently planning to release a new album in 2023.

Vanderhoof said the following about losing Howe:

“To be honest, I really haven’t processed it. I can’t. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to feel that suicide is your only option. And because he was like my brother and to find out he was in such pain and it’s too late to try and help is just something I cannot get my head around.”

He also added the following about the upcoming album:

“I had written a new record and Mike and I had just begun the process before he passed. So I had a lot of material on hand. I also wanted to complete the album in honor of him. I have written a batch of additional material and it’s going in a more aggressive direction.”

Vanderhoof went on to say that they are currently keeping their new singer’s identity under wraps:

“We didn’t choose a Mike Howe clone or David Wayne clone. We decided to approach the future as a ‘new’ chapter in the band’s career. I think the fans will really dig it.”

SpiritWorld Premiere “Deathwestern” Music Video

SpiritWorld have premiered an age-restricted music video for the title track of their new album “Deathwestern.” That effort will be released on November 25.

Stu Folsom commented:

“Finally. I spent the last two years of my life working on this album in my free time. The video for ‘Deathwestern‘ is premiering live in 10 minutes on Century Media’s YouTube. New ALBUM preorder is live NOW on our webstore and it is insane.

I need to say thanks to my band and crew. Thank you to Sam for capturing the magic. Thank you to Todd for bringing the gore and the gun-smoke. Thanks to James, Piper and Kat for helping me with the artwork. Thank you to the teams at AGI, Century Media, 5B, Panda, Cosa Nostra and Check Your Head.

Thanks most of all to Jen for putting up with a complete psychopath hellbent on making a record that could stand up to “Arise”, letting me turn our garage and office into a merch store and gear locker, taking up all the curb parking with not one but TWO hoopty tour vans aaaaand a trailer and then STILL jumping on planes and smelly van tours with us. Without your love and support, this would not be possible or worth it.

I’m still shocked this became the title track considering the song is about a train hopping serial killer, murdering men across the dust bowl before eventually finding his faith and becoming The Heretic Butcher. It still cracks me up that of all the songs, my boy Mike Gitter loves this one the most and called me and said, “Look Stu, I’m a lyric guy. THIS is a single!” Amazing.

THANK YOU for all the support everybody. There is something special happening with this band and I can’t tell you how much all the love means to us. I cannot wait for you to hear this whole gd record.”

He also added:

“I started writing our new album right when I finished ‘Pagan Rhythms‘. At that point, I had been playing guitar everyday for about a year and it was no joke the highlight of my days. Just banger riff after banger riff jumping out of the Viper Blood Tele.

It took six months to get four songs together that I thought could stand up to Pagan. Then I knew I had another full length. This was the 4th song I wrote and it became the title track and our partner in crime and A&R extraordinaire Mike Gitter‘s favorite. When we finished tracking, I vividly remember getting chills.

The intro whammys are 100% intentional White Zombie worship. ‘La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1‘ was SUCH an important record for me. From samples, to groove, to incorporating horror into metal… definitely one of the most influential albums of my youth. I’m following that blueprint still. Always have.”

“Deathwestern” Track Listing:

01. “Mojave Bloodlust”
02. “Deathwestern”
03. “Relic Of Damnation”
04. “Purafied In Violence”
05. “U L C E R”
06. “Committee Of Buzzards”
07. “The Heretic Butcher”
08. “Moonlit Torture” (feat. Dwid Hellion of Integrity)
09. “Crucified Heathen Scum”
10. “Lujura Satánica”
11. “1000 D E A T H S”

He Is Legend To Release New Album “Endless Hallway” In November, Share Two New Songs

He Is Legend have announced that their new album, “Endless Hallway,” will be released on November 11. Two songs from the effort, “Lifeless Lemonade” and “The Prowler,“ can be found below:

“Endless Hallway” Track Listing:

01. “The Prowler”
02. “Lifeless Lemonade”
03. “Honey From The Hive”
04. “Return To The Garden”
05. “Circus Circus”
06. “Seamistress”
07. “Sour”
08. “Endless Hallway”
09. “Time’s Fake”
10. “Sink Hole”
11. “Animals”
12. “Lord Slug”

The group commented:

“This album is a testament to our band’s endurance. It is easily our most aggressive album to date, born and bred from the odd shift in the world that affected everyone. We have always used our music as an outlet, and no better time than when the world felt so much like an ENDLESS HALLWAY.”

Vocalist Schuylar Croom added:

“We had to push the vocal recording, because my stomach was failing due to my diabetes. It was so bad I couldn’t perform. It took a while to get back to some semblance of normal. Eventually, I hopped in the car and drove 10 hours to Nashville to record at Mitch Marlow’s place. I’m a different person now. The universe throws those things at you to make you stronger. That’s  personal growth.”

Croom also commented further via social media

“I’m grateful. Honestly. I love you all. I love my band. I’m so excited for these tunes to start gushing out. Thanks for everything guys. You’ve always been so loyal. I can’t wait to wake up to see what you all think about these jams. This album our most aggressive work bar none. I’m ready to rip some gigs with my besties. As the kids say these days… “Let’s go… no cap””

Disturbed To Release New Album “Divisive” In November, Premiere New Song “Unstoppable”

Disturbed will be releasing their new album, “Divisive,” on November 18. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Divisive” Track Listing:

01. “Hey You”
02. “Bad Man”
03. “Divisive”
04. “Unstoppable”
05. “Love To Hate”
06. “Feeding The Fire”
07. “Don’t Tell Me” (feat. Heart’s Ann Wilson)
08. “Take Back Your Life”
09. “Part Of Me”
10. “Won’t Back Down”

Singer David Draiman said the following about the album:

“Partisan tribal warfare has become a part of our regular existence nowadays. It’s one big battle of the cliques. The whole idea of the record is to be a wakeup call for everyone. Our society has become addicted to outrage. Music is the best cure for what ails us though. If only everyone reached out and used it. There’s no better environment to forget about all of this shit than live music. We can be together and realize we have more in common than not. Recognize what’s happening and let’s make a change for the better.”

Guitarist Dan Donegan continued:

“Whatever it takes, we’ve got to pull it together. We’ve always tried to take negative topics and spin them in a positive light. From touring around the world, we’ve seen the power of music as the universal language to bring everyone together from all walks of life. We can still play songs to unite people, and it’s a pretty powerful feeling.”

The effort’s latest single, “Unstoppable,” can be found below. Draiman had the following to say about that track:

“‘Unstoppable’ is definitely one of the heavier tracks on the record. The groove builds into a bombastic animal. It’s truly the fight song.”

Donegan added:

“We always have a big rock anthem on every album,” Donegan commented. “We love to write empowering songs for motivation. We’re avid sports fans, and that’s definitely part of it. It’s an in-your-face track, for sure.”

Dieth (Ex-Megadeth, Ex-Decapitated, Etc.) Sign With Napalm Records

Dieth, the project featuring David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), Guilherme Miranda (ex-Entombed A.D.), and Michał Łysejko (ex-Decapitated), have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. The band’s debut album will be released through the label on 2023.

Dieth commented:

“We are stoked to announce that we’ve signed a multi-album international record deal with Napalm Records, who will release our debut album in 2023. Their approach to music and devotion to metal made Napalm the perfect, most suitable place for us and our music. Last but not least, we would like to thank each one of you that are giving us this massive support. More info and details about the album will follow soon. Stay tuned!”

Sebastian Münch, A&R at Napalm, added:

“The term ‘supergroup’ feels overused nowadays, but with the formation of Dieth, it correctly and justifiably describes the coming together of these three extremely talented musicians. The first single, ‘In The Hall Of The Hanging Serpents’, underlines that the debut album could become a death-thrash metal masterpiece. Napalm Records is pleased and proud to partner with Dieth, to establish the band and make the new album a success. Personally, as a lifelong Megadeth fan, this signing is a dream come true.”

The Offspring Working On New Album

During a recent interview with Brazil’s 89FM A Rádio Rock, The Offspring’s Dexter Holland revealed that the band are working on a new album. He said the following about that after being asked if the band are planning to focus on singles from “Let The Bad Times Roll”:

“I hope we can do another single, ’cause there’s so many songs that we’re so proud of on this album we’d like to do. At the same time, we wanna keep things rolling. We had to take time off in the pandemic and we feel like, ‘We’re back at it. Let’s make the most of it right now.’ So we’re working on a new album. So it might be another single off of this album or hopefully a new single off a new album coming in the New Year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Testament Hoping To Release New Album In 2023

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Testament frontman Chuck Billy revealed that the band are hoping to release a new album in 2023. The effort will be the band’s first since reuniting with drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer).

Billy said the following when asked about working with Lombardo again:

“We had a great time. I think he really enjoys playing in the band, enjoys the music. And we’re now talking about, ‘Let’s talk about maybe making a new record.’ So hopefully that’s in the future.”

He also added the following when asked if the band already have new music in the works”

“Well, [guitarist] Eric [Peterson] has a bunch of music. He doesn’t really like working, putting his head — he’s gotta go all in mentally to create some songs. So after this tour [the second U.S. leg of ‘The Bay Strikes Back’ with EXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL], we don’t have anything in the books till April. So from November till April, it’s time to get in there and start working on new songs. So hopefully we’ll have a new record out by next year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Blake Ibanez On New Power Trip Material: “I Guess You Can Call It A Record”

It looks like Power Trip are still planning to move forward following the death of their frontman Riley Gale. During a recent interview with Knotfest, guitarist Blake Ibanez confirmed that the band are working on new music:

“There’s… I guess you can call it a record. There’s a bunch of stuff out there. That’s really all I can say. I don’t know. I can’t really say too much.”

He also added:

“We’ve been working really hard on it. Me and Chris [Ulsh], we have great chemistry and the same thing we’ve always done when we make records together. The same vibe is there. I’m really proud of the stuff we’ve written together. So I’m looking forward to that. I don’t know when everything’s gonna happen, but I’m looking forward to it.”

[via The PRP]

Petbrick (Ex-Sepultura, Etc.) Streaming New Album “Liminal”

Petbrick, the project featuring Iggor Cavalera (ex-Sepultura) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad), are streaming their new album, “Liminal,” in its entirety via Metal Injection. The effort will officially be released on September 23. Adams commented:

“The word liminal means: Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. This sums up making the record over the last two years during isolation and attempting to return to normal life. We were experiencing so many different feelings simultaneously, having so many conflicting thoughts and I was definitely fighting internally to make sense out of the happenings and what comes next. It also gives an insight into the sonic world held within; it exists at a point where different worlds collide.”