Mantar to release new EP “The Spell” on March 31st 2017

Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera Mantar have announced to release a 10" vinyl EP entitled “The Spell”.

“The Spell” will contain 3 previously unreleased songs and is set to be released on March 31st, 2017, via Nuclear Blast. The title track features Okoi Jones from Swiss extreme metal duo Bölzer on guest vocals.

Responsible for the haunting cover art is renowned artist Aaron Wiesenfeld, who was also responsible for Mantar's debut record's artwork.

Mantar announces Spring 2017 European Tour

Idleness is certainly nothing that can be associated with Mantar.

Founded in 2013, the band has already seen more international stages in only three years than ever expected, considering their line up and musical style. But hard work, persistence, and constant touring, combined with absolute intransigence has made the band well known and even legendary across the underground and beyond.

In Mourning - Afterglow

Well, with bands like Opeth or Katatonia having mellowed – the fuck out – through the past decade, the melodic death genre has lost a couple of capable representatives with their newer styles being a little dubious and derivative, but on the other hand that has led to bands like Sweden’s In Mourning to pick up the gauntlet and try and fill the void…

Nails announce World Tour Dates 2016

Southern California-based hardcore metal-punks, Nails, will release “You Will Never Be One of Us” on June 17th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

In support of this album the band have announced several worldwide tour dates. Confirmed shows are as follows.

Live Dates 2016:

11.06. USA Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater

w/ Full Of Hell, God’s Hate, Eternal Sleep:
17.06. USA Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
18.06. USA Femdale, MI - The Loving Touch
19.06. CDN Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
20.06. CDN Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques

Mantar confirmed for Metal On The Hill Festival 2016

Is anybody surprised that a town bearing a name like Eisenerz (= iron ore) is home to an absolute metal giant like Napalm Records? Of course not! Even more baffling though is that the Austrian state of Styria – to which Eisenerz belongs – hasn't seen a metal-only festival in ages! Luckily Napalm's live department Napalm Events has stepped in to awaken all of Southern Austria out of its slumber...

In Mourning to release new album “Afterglow” on May 20th 2016

Sweden's lauded melodic death/doom metallers and Agonia Records recent signess, In Mourning, have revealed details surronding their anticipated new album. Entitled “Afterglow”, the opus will be released on May 20th, 2016.

The cover artwork has been designed by Kristian Wåhlin (Bathory, Tiamat, Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity).

Mantar have set to release their new album “Ode to the Flame” on April 15th 2016

Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar have announced the worldwide release date for the band's forthcoming album: “Ode to the Flame” will be out on April 15th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

Commented the band: “The title "Ode to the Flame" is chosen in tradition of the debut record, "Death By Burning" to maintain the cleansing power of fire as the key theme. Fire is able to reset anything and will erase this planet one day from any plague that's been around. Furthermore it's obviously an ode to passion and iron will. "Ode yo the Flame" isn't dramatic, it's drastic. By all means”.

For Today announces Winter 2016 Headlining US Tour

Metalcore powerhouse For Today are returning to the road this winter to support their new album “Wake”. It is their second headlining trek in support of the album, following a mostly sold-out fall record release tour in October.

Joining For Today for this winter road trip are Like Moths to Flames, Phinehas, and Vanna, making for quite an evening of sonic assault.

Dates and cities are below. VIP packages are on sale now. The general on-sales take place Friday, December 18 at 10AM local time here.

The band is also featured in a revealing Q+A in the new issue of Revolver, on stands on 12/22.

Nails announces new album “You Will Never Be One of Us” - due out in the first quarter of 2016

Southern California-based four-man hatecrew, Nails, will begin recording their third full-length album entitled “You Will Never Be One of Us” on December 27th, 2015 with Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Vallenfyre, Misery Index, Today Is The Day).