AUREOLE Releases Opening Track To The New Album Called “I: Citadel Alunar”

aureole promoWhen I heard the previews that Aureole released on Youtube, I was delighted and ready for this music. A few days later, after the third preview was released…a whole new song was revealed as well as the label who shall be releasing this beautiful album. Aureole is birthed by Markov Soroka, the creator of Eternium, and this side project is more of a slower, more dreadful place within music. The perfect blend of 3 depressing genres: Funeral doom, atmospheric black metal and suicidal depressive black metal….Aureole is a trip through sheer darkness, that which no light can penetrate.

The song is just under 10 minutes long and it’s gripping and wonderful the entire time. Fallen Empire Records will be releasing the debut album ‘Alunar’ from Aureole, which is set to be released in March of 2014, so within the next week or two hopefully! Limited cassettes will be made, only 100, so if you want one I suggest you get one. Enough babble though, listen to the song below.

DOWN Release New Track: “We Knew Him Well”

DownIV-part-2NOLA all-stars known as DOWN bring the whiskey filled riffs and vocals with them on this new song ‘We Knew Him Well’, which will be released along side other new songs on the Down IV Part 2 EP, which drops  May 13th. Everything sounds good and I’m ready for this new EP to hit my earholes.

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AGALLOCH Release A New Song “Celestial Effigy”

agallochAgalloch shall return to us all this year and the new song has me pumped to hear this entire release. ‘Celestial Effigy’ gives us almost everything we love about this band within one single song, dragging us back into the darkened woods that is Agalloch. The writing is ultra creative, beautiful and completely damp when it comes to the black metal aspect of things. Agalloch’s fifth album ‘The Serpent and the Sphere’, releases through Profound Lore Records on May 13th and the EU release is handled by Eisenwald Records May 19th.

Pitchfork, whom has been on a great roll on sharing grand music this past year, is also streaming this amazing track. Click here to listen to ‘Celestial Effigy’.

Gossow Has Left The Building – ARCH ENEMY Announce New Singer

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Arch Enemy has replaced Angela Gossow with Alissa White-Gluz from The Agonist. Let that sink in…pissed off yet? Not only are you replacing the front(wo)man of your band, but you went out of your way to find another female vocalist. I’m not particularly a fan of The Agonist and I cannot even relate to her vocal talents but I cannot imagine this chick on stage singing Angela’s parts. Good luck, Alissa. You’re going to have to deal with a lot of angry Arch Enemy fans now. I’m actually kind of pissed off by this news. More after the jump.

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SUFFOKATE Vocalist, Matthew Krawchuk, Is Missing

Suffokate just posted the following on their Facebook page:

“Has anyone seen our vocalist (Matthew Krawchuk)!!!!???? We cannot find him, if you have any info on where he is or if u are with him then please message either Lars or jason ASAP . He left to go to the store after our show in Santa Cruz and hasn’t returned.”

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abortedBelgium Death metal psychopaths ABORTED are set to release their eighth full-length, The Necrotic Manifesto on April 29 via Century Media.  The band will be in the states later this month kicking off a tour that includes dates with Pyrexia and Kataklysm.  See dates below.  The title track is streaming now on the Decibel Blog!

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