33 Quick News Stories – Thy Art Is Murder, Darkthrone, Vader, Bloodstock, Raj Against The Machine

Bite sized chunks of news from the beginning of the week

Thy Art is Murder Band Photo. The band are all dressed in black standing in frond of a building while their lead singer holds a molotov cocktail (a glass bottle filled with petrol with a burning rag pushed down the neck).
(c) Jake Owens

Thy Art is Murder have announced their new album, Human Target will be released on July 26th. As a taster, the band have released a music video for the title track:

Darkthrone have shared new track The Hardship of the Scots which is the first taster of their new album Old Star due for release on 31st May.

3Teeth have a new NSFW video our for EXXIT. The video includes body piercing, nudity, blood and gratuitous moustaches.  Their album Metawar is out on July 5th.

Daniel Tompkins of TesseracT has released a single and video for Limitless from his upcoming album Castles. Castles is set for a May 31st release.

Continuing the support of their current record Warpaint, Buckcherry have announced their return to the UK for an eight-show run in November:
01.11.19 Buckley @ Tivoli
02.11.19 Southampton @ Engine Rooms
03.11.19 Reading @ Sub 89
05.11.19 London @ O2 Academy Islington
06.11.19 Blackpool @ Waterloo Music Bar
08.11.19 Great Yarmouth @ Hard Rock Hell Festival
09.11.19 Bilston @ Robin 2
10.11.19 Cardiff @ Tramshed

The Damned Things have released their second album, High Crimes and has debuted a lyric video for the record’s latest single, Omen.


Ramblin Man Fair have added Cheap Trick, Inglorious, FM, Jimmy Barnes, Wayward Sons, Raven Eye, King Creature and others to their line up.

After recently releasing two historical trailers for their remixed and remastered albums The Forgotten Tales and Tokyo Tales, Blind Guardian have revealed the third and final episode, in which they discuss their re-issue of Live.

Polish extreme metal veterans Vader will be releasing a new EP titled Thy Messenger on May 31st this year. The band has revealed the lyric video for new track and digital single Grand Deceiver.

Harbinger have just dropped a video for Compelled To Suffer

Fleshgod Apocalypse have released a new trailer today, that discusses the writing and recording process for their forthcoming, highly-anticipated new album, Veleno. The band’s 5th record will be released on May 24th.

Static-X and Devildriver have announced Wednesday 13 and Raven Black as additional support artists on their upcoming North American headline dates, joining previously announced support artist Dope. The North American portion of the Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary World Tour begins on June 18 in Tempe, AZ. UK and European dates are:

STATIC-X with Soil, Wednesday 13 and Dope
Sept 24 – Bristol, England @ SWX
Sept 25 – Cardiff, Wales @ Tramshed
Sept 26 – London, England @ Electric Ballroom
Sept 27 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City
Sept 28 – Leeds, England @ Stylus
Sept 29 – Southampton, England @ Engine Room
Oct 01 – Newcastle, England @ Northumbria Institute
Oct 02 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Garage
Oct 03 – Manchester, England @ The Ritz
Oct 04 – Birmingham, England @ 02 Institute

STATIC-X with Wednesday 13, Soil and Dope
Oct 05 – Paris, France @ File 7
Oct 06 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
Oct 07 – Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
Oct 09 – Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Oct 10 – Mannheim, Germany @ MS Connex
Oct 11 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
Oct 12 – Pinarella di Cervia, Italy @ Rock Planet
Oct 13 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage

Eluveitie have released an official lyric video for the track Worship which you can watch below

Bloodstock has announced another six bands – Wheel, Solitary, Violblast, Crescent, Blood Red Hourglass and The Parallax Method.

Diamante has released a video for Lo Siento, the Spanish language version of her song I’m Sorry.

Possessed have released part three of their multi-part documentary series entitled The Creation Of Death Metal. You can watch it on YouTube.

Death Angel will release their long-awaited 9th full-length album, Humanicide, on May 31st from Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the record’s 3rd trailer, in which they discuss the artwork and wolf trilogy portrayed on the cover. They’ve also released a new single called The Pack.

Telltale have released their second EP, Timeless Youth. The band has premiered the official video for their latest single Rose

Exodus is celebrating their 40th anniversary all year and have released the single No Love (Live At Day In The Dirt 1984).  Day In The Dirt was a Bay Area open air gig that saw Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies play to a rabid crowd when thrash was still fairly underground.

Symphonic death metal collective MaYaN (featuring current and former members of Epica, After Forever, Delain, Orphanage and Stream of Passion) is to return to Europe for more shows and festivals. No UK dates at this time though!
03.05. CH Wetzikon – Hall of Fame
04.05. I Mantua – Milady Metal Fest
24.05. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
25.05. NL Arnhem – Luxor Live
28.06. NL Dokkum – Dokk’em Open Air
29.06. NL Hertme – Openluchttheater
11.07. CZ Vizovice – Masters of Rock
16.08. A Graz – Metal on the Hill
05.09. USA Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA
07.09. CO Medellín – TBA
08.09. CO Bogotá – Ozzy Bar Rock
22.11. NL Lelystad – Corneel
23.11. NL Ulft – Metal on Metal
To celebrate hitting the road again, MaYaN have released a new music video for The Power Process.

On June 7th, Vulture will release their sophomore album, Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves, check out the new single, Stainless Glare.

Los Angeles based rock outfit Dead Posey have released their scorching new track Fire Burnin’, available digitally everywhere now. The band play the Sebright Arms in London on the 10th of May.


Primal Fear recently unveiled a brand new music video for Blood, Sweat & Fear, taken from their latest studio album Apocalypse. The video was shot during their 2018 European headline tour alongside Riot V.

German thrashers, Destruction, have announced their upcoming 15th studio album, Born To Perish.  The album will be released on August 9th, 2019

Revocation, who are currently on tour in the USA with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured and Buried Above Ground, have re-signed with Metal Blade Records.

Old school metal veterans Memoriam are set to unleash their third album, Requiem For Mankind, on June 21st, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band have revealed the lyric video for new track Shell Shock.

New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band Bloodywood has released the official music video for their newest single, Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot). The band has also announced the dates of their upcoming Raj Against The Machine Tour:
07/13 @ Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
07/14 @ Chez Heinz – Hanover, Germany
07/19 @ Backstage – Free & Easy Festival – Munich, Germany
07/20 @ RnP – Wiesloch, Germany
07/21 @ Bastard Club – Osnabrück, Germany
07/24 @ The O2 Academy 2 – London, England
07/25 @ Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, England
07/26 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
07/28 @ Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, England
07/29 @ The Exchange – Bristol, England
08/01 @ Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
08/03 @ Taman Festival – Krasnodar, Russia

Dødheimsgard have announced the Void of Dancers MMXIX European tour with Bölzer:
27th Nov        HU, Budapest -Dürer Kert
29th Nov        SK, Bratislava – Majestic
30th Nov        PL, Krakow – FOAD Fest
1st Dec            DE, Leipzig – Hellraiser
2nd Dec          DE, Hamburg – Markthalle
3rd Dec           NL , Leiden – Gebr. de Nobel
4th Dec           DE, Kassel – Hole In The Svn
5th Dec           DE, Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
6th Dec           CH, Basel – Sommercasino
7th Dec           AT, Wels – Celebrare Noctem
8th Dec           DE, Oberhausen – Helvete
9th Dec           FR, Paris – Petit Bain
10th Dec         UK, London – The Underworld
11th Dec         BE, Antwerp – Zappa
12th Dec         NL, Eindhoven – Effenaar

Michigan melodic-metal band Of Virtue has debuted a music video today for their new single, ‘Thanks For Nothing‘ from their forthcoming album, ‘What Defines You’, via SharpTone Records on May 24th.

Imo Tolkki (ex Stratovarius)’s band Avalon will release the third part of his metal opera, Return To Eden on June 14th.

Enforcer have finally unleashed their fifth studio album Zenith via Nuclear Blast. To mark the occasion, the quartet is premiering the official music video for Regrets, an English adaption of Terminal‘s song Zadnji Izlet.

London based Night Screamer have just released their new album Dead of Night. Fans of WASP and Alice Cooper should give it a listen.

Following the digital and physical release of Ewigkeit’s new Ufology-themed album DISClose, a new EP, Declassified, is now available to download for free at www.deathtomusic.com