Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert Featured On New Lost Symphony Song “Conflagration”

Lost Symphony have premiered a new song titled “Conflagration.“ The track, which features late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre, and Conrad Simon, is from the band’s new album “Chapter II.” That effort will be released on October 16 and it will also feature members of Megadeth, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, etc. Lost Symphony‘s Benny Goodman commented:

“When I hear the song, I just think of the whole world burning. Basically, the guitar players are getting us out. It has the most testosterone. It was literally blowing up my speakers like a ‘Conflagration.’ The adrenaline speaks for itself.”

“Chapter II” Track Listing:

01. “The World is Over” (feat. Marty Friedman & Jeff Loomis)
02. “Leave Well Enough Alone” (feat. Jason Costa & Conrad Simon)
03. “Negation Delirium” (feat. Oli Herbert, Joey Concepcion & Jimi Bell)
04. “No Exit” (feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis & Jimi Bell)
05. “The Garden Of Earthly Delights” (feat. Oli Herbert, David Abbruzzese, Rusty Cooley, Jimi Bell, Joey Concepcion, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
06. “Conflagration” (feat. Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
07. “A Murder Of Crows” (feat. Jon Donias, Matt Bachand & Jimi Bell)
08. “The Long Wait For The End” (feat. Oli Herbert, Conrad Simon & Matt LaPierre)

The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad Guests On New Undeath Song “Lesions Of A Different Kind”

Undeath have released the title track of their new album “Lesions Of A Different Kind,” which is set to be released on October 23. The song features The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad and it can be streamed below:

Undeath commented:

“Trevor is the man and has put us on from the very beginning. He even came out to our first-ever Brooklyn show, which was also our third or fourth show ever. We’re all fans of The Black Dahlia Murder and really admire how much Trevor supports and promotes underground bands, so asking him to be on this song was kind of a no-brainer – and he killed it!

We played this song live a few times before COVID hit and it quickly became one of our favorites in our set. Once shows start back up we can’t wait to bust this one out and jump in the pit with everyone. Until then – we hope everyone enjoys this track’s rampaging immediacy and deadly hooks – mosh your living room to pieces!”

“Lesions Of A Different Kind” Track Listing:

01. “Suitably Hacked To Gore”
02. “Shackles Of Sanity”
03. “Lesions Of A Different Kind”
04. “Entranced By The Pendulum”
05. “Acidic Twilight Visions”
06. “Lord Of The Grave”
07. “Kicked In The Protruding Guts”
08. “Phantasmal Festering”
09. “Chained To A Reeking Rotted Body”
10. “Archfiend Coercion Methods”

SUMAC To Release New Album “May You Be Held” in September

SUMAC will be releasing a new album titled “May You Be Held“ on September 18. You can find the cover art and track listing for that below:

“May You Be Held” Track Listing:

01. “A Prayer For Your Path”
02. “May You Be Held”
03. “The Iron Chair”
04. “Consumed”
05. “Laughter And Silence”

Aaron Turner commented:

“As an artist in this time of significant upheaval, society seemingly having reached the end of its current iteration, it’s of critical importance to absorb and interpret this process of dissolution – and of the transformation that hopefully follows it. While I don’t believe we’re on the brink of collective destruction precisely now, this is clearly a pivotal stage in the story of humankind – and there is something that feels right about this music at this exact and very uncertain moment.”

He also added:

“It’s clear humans have figured out many ways over the centuries to acclimate to adverse circumstances, and even to thrive in them. My hope for our family, humanity and future generations, is that we find our way by doing what we have always done—invent, adapt, band together, and ideally, hold each other up through love and kindness.”

Ascension Of The Watchers (Fear Factory) To Release New Album “Apocrypha” In October

Ascension Of The Watchers, the band featuring Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell, will be releasing their new album “Apocrypha” on October 9. The effort, which was recorded at Northstone Studios in South Wales, was produced and mixed by the group’s own Jayce Lewis.

“Apocrypha” Track Listing:

01. “Ghost Heart”
02. “The End Is Always The Beginning”
03. “Apocrypha”
04. “A Wolf Interlude”
05. “Honorée”
06. “Stormcrow”
07. “Cygnus Aeon”
08. “Key To The Cosmos”
09. “Bells Of Perdition”
10. “Wanderers”
11. “Sign Your Name”

The following was said in a press release about working at Northstone Studios:

“Northstone Studios, based in the countryside of South Wales, connected to the 250 year old Court Colman Manor, the studio built by Lewis’ own hands using the ancient stones of the monastery that once stood there, the rustic detail proved a perfect setting for AoTW’s very own Jayce Lewis to record, produce and mix the Apocrypha album.

A recording process that literally stirred the souls that remain within the stone walls of Lewis’ Northstone Studios. During the vocal recordings of the title track, a recording was inadvertently captured from the aether; an eerie, unrecognizable and untranslatable, syllabic phrase whispered within the vocal booth. The event is now the intro to the title track, Apocrypha.”

Crown The Empire To Release New Acoustic Album “07102010”

Crown The Empire will be releasing a new acoustic album titled “07102010” on Friday (July 10). The record will feature acoustic versions of songs from the band’s catalog and a bonus track titled “Everything Breaks.“

“07102010” Track Listing:

01. “Aftermath” (acoustic)
02. “Cross Our Bones” (acoustic)
03. “Blurry (Out Of Place)” (acoustic)
04. “Hologram” (acoustic)
05. “Memories Of A Broken Heart” (acoustic)
06. “Johnny Ringo” (acoustic)
07. “Voices” (acoustic)
08. “What I Am” (acoustic)
09. “Second Thoughts” (acoustic)
10. “Mzry” (acoustic)
11. “Everything Breaks” (bonus track)

Psychosexual (Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “Torch The Faith”

Psychosexual, the band fronted by former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer, have officially revealed the cover art and track listing for their debut album “Torch The Faith.” That effort will be released on July 31 and those that pre-order it will get a download of an alternate mix of “I Wanna Be The Blood In Your Cut” featuring Kenny Hickey (Silvertomb, ex-Type O Negative).

“Torch The Faith” Track Listing:

01. “Baby On Fire”
02. “Let The Sin Begin”
03. “I Wanna Be The Blood In Your Cut”
04. “Cut Me Up”
05. “Torch The Faith”
06. “Lady Killer”
07. “I Bite”
08. “Lips Turn Blue”
09. “Tearing You Apart”
10. “Afterlife Wife”
11. “What Doesn’t Kill Me (Had Better Start Running)”
12. “I Wanna Be The Blood In Your Cut” (feat. Kenny Hickey)

If you missed them, you can find videos for “Baby On Fire,” “Let The Sin Begin,” and “Lady Killer” from the effort below:

Napalm Death To Release New Album “Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism” In September

Napalm Death have announced that their new album “Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism” will be released on September 18. Pre-orders will launch on July 24, along with the effort’s first single.

“Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism” Track Listing:

01. “Fuck The Factoid”
02. “Backlash Just Because”
03. “That Curse Of Being In Thrall”
04. “Contagion”
05. “Joie De Ne Pas Vivre”
06. “Invigorating Clutch”
07. “Zero Gravitas Chamber”
08. “Fluxing Of The Muscle”
09. “Amoral”
10. “Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism”
11. “Acting In Gouged Faith”
12. “A Bellyful Of Salt And Spleen”

Mark “Barney” Greenway had the following to say about the new record:

“The phrase sticking in my mind when I started thinking about the lyrical direction for this album was ‘the other.’ You could recognize at the time that there was a rapidly growing fear and paranoia being generated about everybody, from migrating people to people with fluid sexuality and this was starting to manifest itself in very antagonistic reactions that you felt were almost verging on violence. Not everybody resorts to such reactions, of course, but even the basic lack of understanding can become toxic over time. I’m not saying that this is an entirely new phenomenon, but it has been stoked in recent history by some particularly attack-minded people in more political circles and, as ever, I felt that it would be the natural antidote to endorse basic humanity and solidarity with all.

The artwork specifically uses a white dove as a centrepiece, which, of course, is a commonly recognised symbol of peace and cooperation. The dove has been mauled very violently by a sterilizing hand and in death appears particularly broken and bloodied. However, through the violence you can see an equality symbol in blood on the chest of the dove, which perhaps demonstrates — visually at least — that equality cuts through in the end. A positive amidst many negatives then, much like the album title itself being a bit of an oxymoron — the celebration of humanity even in the mangling jaws of negativity.”

Diesel Machine (Ex-SOiL/Damageplan, Etc.) To Release New Album “Evolve” In August

Diesel Machine (ex-SOiL/Damageplan, etc.) will be releasing their new album “Evolve” on August 21. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“Evolve” Track Listing:

01. “Death March”
02. “React”
03. “Exit Wound”
04. “Ounce Of Strength”
05. “Shut It”
06. “Cynical”
07. “Judgement”
08. “Evolve”
09. “Nothing Left”
10. “I’m Insane”
11. “Anger Within”

A previously released lyric video for “Shut It” from the record can also be found below:

Fit For A King To Release New Album “The Path” In September

Fit For A King have announced that their new album “The Path” will be released on September 18. The effort’s first single will launch on Friday (July 10) and a teaser for it can be found below:

“The Path” Track Listing:

01. “The Face Of Hate”
02. “Breaking The Mirror”
03. “Annihilation”
04. “The Path”
05. “Prophet”
06. “Locked (In My Head)”
07. “God Of Fire”
08. “Stockholm”
09. “Louder Voice”
10. “Vendetta”

Nasty To Release New Album “Menace” In September

Nasty will be releasing a new album titled “Menace” on September 25. The cover art, which was created by Michael Shantz, can be found below, along with the track listing:

“Menace” Track Listing:

01. “Ultimate”
02. “Bulletrain”
03. “Menace”
04. “Be Careful”
05. “666AM”
06. “Tricky Plays”
07. “Betrayer”
08. “You Will Know My Name”
09. “Inhale/Exhale”
10. “Blood Crop”
11. “Addicted”
12. “Table Of Kings”
13. “The End Of The World”
14. “Ballad Of Bullets”

The group commented:

“As most people we and all our families got hit really hard by the pandemic and the restrictions that came with it. We even had to find creative ways how to handle parts of the songwriting online and obviously also the recordings. Some guitars were tracked online and Matthi ended up doing all vocals including backing vocals himself. Video shootings that were already planned a long time in advance needed to be rescheduled…”