Formed in 1981, Slayer assaulted the world with a new hybrid of metal and punk – heavier, faster and darker than the rest – and set a new standard, defining not only a genre, but an attitude. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band never faltered in unleashing their extreme and focused aural assault, and repudiating temptations, […] …Continue Reading

Slasherwave outfit and recent Metal Blade Records signees GOST will release the thundering thirteen-track full-length, Prophecy, on March 8, 2024, today revealing the record’s first video/single and preorders. GOST exists in the dark crack between black metal and the most shadowy end of electronic music. Since the release of the Radio Macabre EP at the […] …Continue Reading

Metal Blade Records has released Mercyful Fate’s classic Melissa digitally in celebration of the album’s 40th Anniversary. What makes this release special is that it’s a version of Melissa that was remastered in 2005 by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound in NYC and has, up until now, not been available to fans digitally. Thanks to […] …Continue Reading

Boston, Massachusetts post-metal quartet MORNE today unveiled a video Memories Like Stone from their devastating Engraved With Pain full-length. The video comes on the eve of the record’s official release via Metal Blade Records. Engraved With Pain is a moment of grim triumph, as rooted in Celtic Frost as in Ministry, still somehow extrapolated from […] …Continue Reading

A lot has happened with Allegaeon since the 2022 release of Damnum, a record called a “triumph” of maximalist modern metal and “technically dazzling yet always in thrall to the uplifting power of melody.” First, the Colorado-based band–who formed in 2008–welcomed back original singer Ezra Haynes as permanent vocalist in November, 2022. Then, after resigning […] …Continue Reading

Formed in Fredericia, Denmark in 2015, Lifesick create brutal and brutally honest songs with lyrics inspired by the turbulent nature of life. Musically influenced by Swedish death metal, Lifesick’s authentic and explosive mixture of crushing tones and modern breakdowns create an uncompromising sound and vision. Comments Lifesick: “We are extremely excited to announce our signing […] …Continue Reading

Germany’s Endseeker are back with their fourth full-length album, Global Worming, which will be released via Metal Blade Records on October 27, 2023. Here’s what the band has to say about their second single, Hell is Here: “Hell is Here is a song about war and the constant fear of escalation on a very large […] …Continue Reading

Hailing from Athens, Greece, extreme symphonic metal band W.E.B. are back with a new digital EP titled Into Hell Fire We Burn, which will be released worldwide on October 26 via Metal Blade Records. The digital EP is a follow up to 2021’s Colosseum, which AVE NOCTEM referred to as “gratuitous, powerful riffs, indulgent gothic […] …Continue Reading

Dublin, Ireland-based Pagan metal legends PRIMORDIAL have unleashed their moving new video for How It Ends, the title track of their tenth studio album, out now on Metal Blade Records. Having lasted thirty-two years and now returning with their devastating new studio offering, the follow-up to 2018’s critically lauded Exile Amongst The Ruins finds PRIMORDIAL […] …Continue Reading