200 Stab Wounds Book North American Headline Tour – New Album Out Soon



Cleveland death metallers, 200 Stab Wounds, have just announced a North American headlining tour for this August. The live run promotes the release of their new album, Manual Manic Procedures, due on June 28th through Metal Blade Records. The tour begins August 16th in Houston, Texas and runs through September 10th in Ottawa, Ontario, with support from Balmora, Upon Stone and Stabbing. The band then join Nails for ten dates, and hit New England Metal And Hardcore Fest, Worcester, Massachusetts followed by four shows with Alluvial, Torture, and Killing Pace. See all confirmed dates and more below.
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The Warning’s New Album is Out This Week – On Tour Soon



Monterrey, Mexico alternative sister-trio, The Warning, are almost ready to drop their new full-length album, Keep Me Fed. It is due out on June 28th, via LAVA/Republic Records, with a handful of singles already circulating. The release will be followed closely by an extensive set of tour dates across Europe and North America. Keep reading below to find out more.
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Powerwolf Share a Single and Video for “Sinners of the Seven Seas” – New Album Out Soon



Award winning German metal outfit, Powerwolf, have revealed their new single, “Sinners of the Seven Seas.” Accompanied by a themed music video, it is taken from the upcoming studio album, Wake Up The Wicked, due out on July 26th, via Napalm Records. Watch it in the article below and read more from the band.
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Zeal and Ardor Share Their Single and Video, “Fend You Off” – New Album Coming Soon



Zeal and Ardor have just shared the new visualizer for “Fend You Off,” the third single from their upcoming album, Greif. Self-produced by the band, the new full-length is due out on August 23rd. The band are also on tour in Europe throughout this year, including dates with Heilung and one UK headlining stop. Head into the article below for the new single and live listings.
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Wolfheart Drop Their New Single and Video for “Grave” – Album Coming Soon



Finnish melodic death metallers, Wolfheart, are preparing for the release of their new album Draconian Darkness, on September 6, 2024, via Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM). It was recorded at Deep Noise Studios and produced, mixed, and mastered by the band’s long-time collaborator Saku Moilanen. They have also shared the album’s first single, “Grave,” with a video. Watch it and find out more in the article below.
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Dark Tranquility Shares Their New Single “Not Nothing” – New Album Coming Soon



Melodic death metal pioneers, Dark Tranquillity, recently dropped their latest single, “Not Nothing.” Philosophically addressing the insignificance of humanity in the grander scheme, it is taken from their upcoming album, Endtime Signals. Pre-orders of the album on LP, CD and digital formats are now available, with release due August 16th via Century Media Records. Check out the new video and more below.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kittie – Fire


2024 may very well be remembered as the year of comebacks in Modern Metal! So many bands have returned from retirement or hiatus, and few bring the fire, with the proverbial smoke of hype. One eagerly-awaited return band is Kittie, which started its comet-like return at fests such as Sick New World (interview here) and Blue Ridge Rock Fest (RIP)! The band returns with Fire – their first new album in thirteen years and first for Sumerian Records, who scored a coup signing the veteran band. Continue reading


Mothica Shares a New Single and Video for “Toxins”


Mothica just released their new single and video, “Toxins.” It is taken from the upcoming album, Kissing Death, which is to be released 23rd August 2024, through her own imprint Heavy Heart Records partnering with Rise Records.”Toxins” is the latest in a series of videos and singles. Check it out below.

Pre-order the album here:
https://mothica.lnk.to/kissingdeath

Stream “Toxins” here: https://mothica.lnk.to/Toxins

“Toxins” is the first song that made the record, since I originally wrote it for a Halloween release in 2022. I loved the image of a spider singing to its freshly caught prey. It took on a new meaning with the grim reaper as this stalker or dark shadow that followed me around, even when I made strides to get better like going to therapy or getting sober. The analogue synths David Burris put in the chorus definitely inspired the sound of the record, taking influence from the darkwave genre.” says Mothica.

Death is an uncomfortable topic that most people avoid thinking about, but Mothica decides to dance with it on the forthcoming album. Vulnerably, she laments her personal battles with depression, addiction, and suicidal ideation, processing her pain with lush soundscapes underpinned by funereal keys, heart-thumping hard rock guitars, and disarmingly catchy moments of pop catharsis. After amassing hundreds of millions of streams and earning acclaim from the likes of Billboard, MTV, and more, she dives deeper into her powerful story with her third album, Kissing Death. It is a visual album that tells an immersive story across 12 tracks and their accompanying music videos which weave into each other.

I decided to make Death a love interest in a dark rom-com-style tale,” she notes. “Throughout the visuals, I’m seen in a therapist’s office explaining this complicated relationship as if describing a scorned lover. The music videos will be like ‘flashbacks’ of what I’m telling my therapist. On the first single “Doomed,” we go back in time to an angsty teenage version of me. This is my first brush with the Grim Reaper and I doodle pictures of him in my diary surrounded by hearts. Flash forward, I’m shown performing at a dive bar, clubbing, engulfed in self-destruction. He stalks me, and eventually even proposes marriage, and I leave him at the altar and run away. It ends with me and Death in couples therapy. I wanted the music to feel cinematic, like the soundtrack of a movie.

Watch the album trailer here:

In the end, Mothica might just give you the strength to deal with your demons too.

Mothica has announced a UK and European tour for September 2024:
16th September – Kavka, Antwerp, Belgium
18th September – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
19th September – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
20th September – Hole44, Berlin, Germany
21st September – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
24th September – Backstage, Paris, France
26th September – The Dome, London, UK
27th September – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
28th September – King Tuts, Glasgow, UK

Tickets on sale here:
https://www.mothica.com/tour