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Last updated on April 28, 2016 at 3:06 PM ET

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35 news articles posted today (and counting...)

King Parrot Announces Tour With Voivod

Australia's King Parrot will return to North America next month supporting Voivod on a month-long live takeover. The band's latest infiltration will commence on May 19th in Dallas, Texas and run through June 26th in Quebec City.

Additional support will be provided by labelmates, Child Bite. King Parrot will also play a host of one off shows with Child Bite and Psycroptic on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.

Comments vocalist Matt Young: "It's been a busy year for King Parrot so far and we're excited to be coming back to North America for what is shaping up to be a massive tour with metal legends Voivod and our dear friends and fellow nutters, Child Bite. I love what this tour package offers: it's one of the most diverse lineups I've seen in recent times, and I know all three bands are in great form right now.

"We are currently touring in Australia, and previous to that we just got back from Europe with Soulfly where we performed thirty-six shows over six weeks in eighteen countries. Obviously we love being out on the road and when the opportunity to tour with childhood hero's Voivod came about, then we couldn't pass it up. We're looking forward to seeing all our friends out on the road in the US and Canada real soon!" More...

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Ordem Satanica Posts New Album Online

Today the entirety of Ordem Satanica's debut album, "Ventos de Odio," comes online ahead of the international release of May 1st via Altare Productions.

Hailing from the rawest core of the thriving Portuguese black metal scene, Ordem Satanica is possessed by a hideous grimness that's utterly hypnotizing. The track listing is as follows:

-Side A-
1. Ventos de Ódio
2. Portal da Morte Eterna
3. O Fogo da Condenação
-Side B-
4. O Negro e Eterno Vácuo More...

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Numenorean Announces "Home" Release

Numenorean's forthcoming full-length debut, "Home," will be released on July 22nd by Season of Mist.

"Home" was recorded by Numenorean vocalist/guitarist Byron Lemley and Alex Kurth in Calgary, and mixed as well as mastered by Josh Schroeder (Ghost Bath, Battlecross, KING 810) at Random Awesome! Recording Studios in Michigan.

Regarding "Home," guitarist / vocalist Byron Lemley comments on behalf of the band: "This album is an exploration and journey into some of the deepest human emotions we have. While it does offer hope and solace along the way, it ultimately never recovers."

Engineer Josh Schroeder adds: "Numenorean's sound reminds me of a dark, distant memory of falling from a great height. I am always looking to challenge the way I approach records, and no better way than to work with artists like NumenoreanN who are challenging the definition of black metal." More...

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Rhin Streaming Full "Passenger" Album

The entire "Passenger" LP from West Virginia-based noise/stoner metal trio Rhin is now playing online just over a week ahead of its official release via Grimoire Records. The stream also hits as the band takes to the streets in support of the record on a mini-tour of the Northeastern U.S. today.

Baltimore-based Grimoire Records will put "Passenger" out on the streets on splatter 12" vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital formats next Friday, May 6th. See Rhin live on these upcoming tour dates:

4/28/2016 The Fire - Philadelphia, PA w/ Grizzlor
4/29/2016 Grand Victory - Brooklyn, NY w/ Grizzlor
4/30/2016 Three Sheets - New Haven, CT w/ Grizzlor
5/26/2016 VClub - Huntington, WV w/ Ratship
5/27/2016 The Green Lantern - Lexington, KY w/ Ratship
5/28/2016 Nightmare House on Elm Street - Bowling Green, KY w/ Ratship
5/29/2016 Springwater Bar - Nashville, TN w/ Ratship
5/30/2016 Lost Cross House - Carbondale, IL w/ Ratship
5/31/2016 Black Sheep Cafe - Springfield, IL w/ Ratship
6/01/2016 Institute 4 Creativity - Champaign, IL w/ Ratship
6/02/2016 House Show - Bloomington, IN w/ Ratship
6/03/2016 Modern Cult Records - Louisville, KY w/ Ratship
6/04/2016 Rake's End - Cincinnati, OH w/ Ratship
6/05/2016 Spacebar - Columbus, OH w/ Ratship More...

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Diamond Head Gearing Up For New Tour

Diamond Head's new self-titled album (out now in Europe and due out June 3rd in North America) will be followed by a series of live performances kicking off next week.

Confirmed appearances are noted below, and a string of North American dates are expected for early winter. Catch the band live:

May 1 - Soldiers Off The Street Festival (Telford, United Kingdom)
May 7 - Razzet L-Ahmar (Mosta, Malta)
May 12 - HRH Ibiza Roadtrip (Ibiza, Spain)
May 27 - GetMad Festival (Madrid, Spain)
June 5 - Muskel Rock Festival (Alvesta, Sweden)
June 8 - Sweden Rock Festival (Solvesborg, Sweden)
June 18 - Der Detze Rockt Festival (Daun, Germany)
July 30 - Barnet Ruby Club (Barnet, United Kingdom)
August 12 - Bloodstock Festival (Derbyshire, United Kingdom)
August 18 - The Robin (Bilston, United Kingdom)
August 27 - Skulls of Metal Festival (Jaen, Spain)
September 1 - The Brook (Southampton, United Kingdom)
September 2 - Queens Hall (Nuneaton, United Kingdom)
September 17 - Stormcrusher Festival (Lamplauhlstrabe, Germany)
September 22 - Fibber McGee's Rock Bar (Dublin, Ireland)
September 23 - Voodoo (Belfast, Ireland)
September 24 - Dolan's Warehouse (Limerick, Ireland)
September 29 - The Waterfront (Norwich, United Kingdom)
October 4 - Fibbers (York, United Kingdom)
October 5 - O2 ABC (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
October 6 - La-Belle Angele (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
October 7 - the Moorings Bar (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)
October 8 - O2 Academy 2 (Sheffield, United Kingdom) More...

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Pain Of Salvation Re-Releasing "Remedy Lane"

The Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators from Pain of Salvation have announced a very special reissue version of their classic 2002 album "Remedy Lane," entitled "Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived)."

This new edition is set for release on for July 1st, 2016 via InsideOutMusic. The band teamed up with old companion and mixing engineer wizard Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Haken, etc.) for a new sonic take on the original recordings as well as the intense full-album live performance from ProgPower USA Festival 2014.

Both these "Remedy Lane" recordings will be made available either together as 2CD Digipak format dubbed "Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived)" with a total playing time of 142 minutes, or individually as Gatefold 2LP, or digital download versions, respectively called "Remedy Lane Re:mixed" (Playing time: 68 min.) and "Remedy Lane Re:lived" (Playing time: 74 min). The releases will come with revised artwork, expanded booklet design and extensive liner-notes by Daniel Gildenlöw.

Gildenlöw commented as follows about the re-mix project: "Jens Bogren, aka Fascination Street Studios, approached us a few years after the release of 'Remedy Lane,' saying he was a fan of the band and kindly offered his services. He was later involved in 'BE' and 'Scarsick,' but always in the periphery, since we were taking new directions in our sound and production by then. His true strengths lay in that impressive wall-of-sound type production that we had been aiming for with 'The Perfect Element' and 'Remedy Lane,' and I always wondered how those albums would have sounded in the care of his skillful hands. Maybe it was time to find out?" More...

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Eleanora Streaming "Menis" Single

Belgian sludge/post-hardcore five-piece group Eleanora just shared the first single from forthcoming debut full-length “Allure.” Hear the vitriolic new track titled “Menis” below.

Recorded and mixed by Tim de Gieter at Much Luv Studio in Belgium, “Allure” follows the band’s self-titled EP from 2014 and is scheduled for release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats on May 7th via Consouling Sounds. Physical pre-orders are now available here. More...

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"Black Metal: Into The Abyss" Book Announced

"Black Metal: Into The Abyss" from writer and photographer Dayal Patterson will be released on May 31st and is now available for pre-order here.

The new book includes 300 pages and 21 chapters of brand new and exclusive material, with long, detailed and definitive interviews featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord and Mord’A’Stigmata.

The newest full-length book in the Black Metal Cult series follows "Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult" and "Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. One." Author Dayal Patterson comments about exploring Polish black metal:

“Along with the bands coming out of territories such as Greece, Norway and Sweden, Polish black metal was something that we kept an eye on as fans since the 90s. It has been a pleasure to be able to explore the scene in more detail in this book series and conduct in-depth interviews with such diverse groups as Xantotol, Arkona, Behemoth, Mastiphal, Evilfeast, MGLA/Kriegsmaschine, Graveland - and in the new book 'Black Metal: Into The Abyss' - Furia, Massemord, Black Altar, Besatt, Mord’A’Stigmata, Sacrliegium, and Blaze OF Perdition." More...

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Spiritual Beggars Posts "Hard Road" Video

Swedish vintage hard rock group Spiritual Beggars just wrapped up a European tour in support of 9th studio album "Sunrise To Sundown" and is now debuting a video clip for the song "Hard Road."

Filmed & edited by Dirk Behlau and produced by Beastwood Films, the clip consists of footage gathered on the band's latest European tour. Spiritual Beggars guitarist and main songwriter Michael Amott comments:

"We just completed a three week tour through Europe and it was a very cool experience. Lots of love from our supporters out there and so awesome to see the new songs off our 'Sunrise To Sundown' album go down so well! We had videographer Dirk Behlau come out to a couple shows in Germany to hang out, drink beer with us and capture some of the on and off stage action on camera - the result is a new clip for the song 'Hard Road'...Enjoy!"

Next up, Spiritual Beggars is performing at Desertfest in Berlin, Germany this weekend and has also announced a rare hometown show in Halmstad, Sweden.

28.04.2016 - Berlin, Germany - Desertfest
07.07.2016 - Ballenstedt, Germany- Rock Harz Open Air
08.07.2016 - Oulu, Finland - Jalometalli Metal Music Festival
15.07.2016 - Erfurt, Germany - Stoned From The Underground Festival
22.07.2016 - Halmstad, Sweden - Kajskjulet More...

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Spellcaster Announces New Album, Tour Dates

Heavy metal group Spellcaster has spent the last year perfecting material for a first offering to Prosthetic Records (and third overall full-length release) titled "Night Hides The World."

New album "Night Hides The World" will be released on July 7th and physical pre-orders are live here. The cover artwork is available below.

Spellcaster will join Striker on a spring tour offensive kicking off tomorrow, April 2th9, in Victoria, British Columbia along with additional support on select dates provided by Weresquatch and Thrashole. More...

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Black Pestilence Releasing New EP

Following the "Outsiders" album released last year (and still streaming here), Black Pestilence is now unleashing the "Carry on the Black Flame" EP.

You can pick up your own copy right here or streaming the EP in full bleow. The track listing for "Carry on the Black Flame" is as follows:

1. Carry On The Black Flame
2. Demon Cathedral
3. Leave Behind The Stagnant
4. Rise For Satan More...

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Klogr Releases New Music Video

Italian alternative/progressive metal group Klogr is thrilled to release the band's biggest and most theatrical music video yet for their single "Breathing Heart," cut from latest full-length release "Make Your Stand" (2015).

The track "Breathing Heart" features emotive vocals, soaring guitars and prominent string quartet arrangements - all of which perfectly come to life in the video filmed at the historical Carpi Theatre in Carpi, Italy and featuring Milanese actress Veronica Sogni.

The "Breathing Heart" music video was produced by Zeta Factory and 21Frames and was directed and edited byRoberto Zampa and Joba.

Klogr frontman Rusty states: "The location for the video is magical and the actress (Veronica Sogni) is amazing in her role. We couldn't have closed the 'Make Your Stand' chapter any better!" More...

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Wild Zombie Blast Guide Working On Album

German thrashcore act Wild Zombie Blast Guide is currently hard at work on a third album. The upcoming longp layer will see the light of day in August via MDD Records.

In the meantime, the band has a crowdfunding campaign launched on Indiegogo to fund studio, video, artwork and merchandise for the album launch. A teaser trailer is also available below.

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Endemise Posts "Anathema" Video

Ottawa, ON symphonic black / death metal band Endemise has posted a new music video for the title track from upcoming album "Anathema," due out later this year.

The album was produced by Endemise guitarist Dale Sauve along with Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams) and features eight blistering tracks to burst your ear drums.

Endemise vocalist Franky Falsetto comments: "'Anathema' is fueled by an unquenchable inner hatred, and despair. Blood soaked in occult themes and a nihilistic mindset dripping with a melancholic hopelessness"

1. Nocturne
2. Anathema
3. Blackening
4. Procreator
5. Gargoyles: Fragments In Stone
6. Soma
7. Come Serene Dark
8. Fragments in Flame More...

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Poison Headache Signs With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Poison Headache, a metallic-hardcore trio hailing from San Diego, CA. Set to release a self-titled debut on June 3rd, Poison Headache has now launched first single, "Sin Eater," via the player below.

With "Poison Headache," fans can expect a 10-song monster: a heaving, teeth-bared mass of anger, violent intent, aggression, and terrible certainty mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Black Breath, Inverloch, Sleep) of Audiosiege Mastering.

Poison Headache comments: "Big thanks to Brian Slagel and the MB team for their support of our debut album. It is an honor to have our music released through such a driving force in the metal community."

The album's full track listing will be as follows:

1. Sin Eater
2. Pity the Backseat
3. Rot with Me
4. Conspirator
5. Gray Skies
6. Benumbed
7. Death's Design
8. Hail, Colossus
9. Never. Again.
10. Discloser More...

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Reps Streaming Full New Album

Hailing from Rochester, New York, the metallic hardcore clan Reps will release debut album "Poisoned Youth" tomorrow (April 29th, 2016).

The full release comes online a day early today and can now be heard below. The "Poisoned Youth" track listing is as follows:

1. Something We Love
2. Rust
3. Valor
4. No Demons
5. Dead In The Water
6. Courage Has No Color
7. Patsy
8. Deathbed
9. Face To Face
10. Vigilant More...

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Celtic Frost's "Monotheist" Getting Vinyl Reissue

Due to an overwhelming demand, Century Media Records is proud to present a 10 year anniversary vinyl reissue of Celtic Frost's final full-length album, "Monotheist."

This re-issue will be presented in the original black LP format (180gr double gatefold with printed sleeves and poster). For the first time, this groundbreaking album will also be available in various color options, which includes a picture-disc LP version.

Pre-orders are available now at this location. For you vinyl enthusiasts, here are your pressing breakdowns:

Double Black LP: Unlimited
Double Silver LP: Limited to 100 copies, exclusively available through CM Distro in Europe
Double Green LP: Limited to 200 copies, exclusively available through Nuclear Blast
Double White LP: Limited to 500 copies, exclusively available through RED and CM Distro U.S. in North America
Double Picture Disc LP: Limited to 500 copies, exclusively available through CM Distro in Europe and North America More...

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Blaak Heat Streaming New Track

Los Angeles avant-garde psych rock band Blaak Heat will release new album "Shifting Mirrors" on May 13th via Tee Pee Records. The album was recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Deftones) at Megawatt Recording (Santana, Tool).

In advance of the release of upcoming album "Shifting Mirrors," today you can hear brand new track "Mola Mamad Djan." Listen in below.

In additional news, Blaak Heat will perform as part of the 2016 Levitation Festival in Austin, Texas. The band will play tonight (April 28) as part of the revered fest's kickoff event schedule, appearing at the Mohawk alongside The Well, Pinkish Black and Chelsea Wolfe. More...

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Valleys Working On EP, Album

Modern progressive/experimental metal group Valleys just returned from the 18-day "Experiment One: Asylum" tour. With the success of a new album and with the incredible feedback presented by this tour, Valleys is ready to start writing for the next record immediately.

On February 5th, 2016, Valleys lost vocalist Mikey Clement to a horrific car accident. This unfortunate event set off a massive change in the band. Bassist Brandon Clement, brother of Mikey, decided to leave the band as well.

Now the band is set as a four piece. The tragic passing of Mikey and the sudden departure of Brandon left a big toll on the remaining members of Valleys. However, the band vows to push forward in tribute and memory of Mikey.

The writing process for the new record will take a while, but the band is planning to release an EP in late 2016 before continue progress on the follow-up to "Experiment One: Asylum," slated for a 2017 release. More...

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Earth Rot Posts Guitar Playthrough

Australian blackened death metal band Earth Rot just posted a guitar playthrough video for the title track off latest EP, “Chthonian Virtues." Watch the band’s two guitarists T.S. Waterhouse and C.A.X. Dickie shredding off below.

Formed in 2014, Australia’s Earth Rot has wasted no time in spreading a venomous blend of black / death metal and released a four-track EP titled “Dirt” that same year, followed by debut full-length “The Black Smoke” merely six months later. Now in 2016, Earth Rot is back with this new EP, which can be heard in full here. More...

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Helstar Discusses Band Lineup, Vampire Theme

Robbs MetalWorks recently completed in an in-depth interview with Helstar members James Rivera (vocals) and Larry Barragan (guitars) during the band's performance in San Antonio on April 16th.

In the video below, the band discusses the official departure of original guitarist/songwriter Rob Trevino and the addition of Houston shredder Andrew Atwood, how and why the vampire theme came back into the fold, and how the band came to be one of the initial signings for David Ellefson's EMP Label Group.

Helstar is:

James Rivera (voice)
Larry Barragan (guitars)
Andrew Atwood (guitars)
Mikey Lewis (drums)
Garrick Smith (bass) More...

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BangerTV Hosting Thrash Metal Debate

BangerTV, the all-metal YouTube channel from Banger Films, continues its weekly metal debate show today (April 28th) with "Lock Horns: Thrash Metal."

Catch the live stream later today (Thursday, April 28th) at 4 PM EST right here. BangerTV also comments:

"Who invented this style? Who are the most essential classic bands? Who is carrying the torch of thrash metal today? Where do you stand on the big three of Teutonic Thrash (Sodom, Kreator, Destruction)? Pantera?!

"We invite metal fans around the world to join us live and have their say about all this and more. The episode will be co-hosted by Daniel Dekay, lead guitarist for Toronto metallians Diemonds (ex-Agressor)." More...

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Wormreich Posts Split Album Trailer

U.S. black metal group Wormreich will release an upcoming four-way split album titled "Infirmos Vocat Deus Fidei" with Vesterian, Gravespawn, and Diabolus Amator on May 28th.

This will be a co-release between Satanath Records sub-label Symbol Of Domination and U.S. label Black Plague Records. Today Wormreich has unveiled a sampler of the upcoming album, check it out below. You can also catch Wormreich live on these upcoming dates:

“Archons ov Darkness” U.S. w/Kult Of Azazel
May 4 – The East Room – Nashville, TN
May 6 – West End Trading – Sanford, FL
May 7 – American Rock Bar – Deerfield Beach, FL
May 8 – The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

Festivals
6/30 – 7/2/16, Berlin, DE: Under the Black Sun Fest XIX
7/8 – 7/10/16, Houston, TX: Destroying Texas Fest 12
11/11 – 11/12/16, Chicago, IL: Wrath of the Goat VI More...

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Dee Calhoun Posts "Rotgut" Video

Dee Calhoun, voice of U.S. doom outfit Iron Man, releases today the first single from his upcoming solo debut. The official video clip of the song "Rotgut" is available below.

The album of the same title will be released on June 6th, 2016 by Argonauta Records on CD / digital formats, with pre-orders now online at this location.

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Bloody Hammers Unveils New Album

"This album is certainly the darkest album I've ever recorded," states Bloody Hammers mastermind Anders Manga of new release "Lovely Sort Of Death."

Today Bloody Hammers unveils the album artwork, track listing & release date of their upcoming album, which is due to drop August 5th via Napalm Records.

1. Bloodletting On The Kiss
2. Lights Come Alive
3. The Reaper Comes
4. Messalina
5. Infinite Gaze To The Sun
6. Stoke The Fire
7. Ether
8. Shadow Out Of Time
9. Astral Traveler
10. Catastrophe

Deluxe Edition Bonus CD
1. Altar Of Fear
2. The Shrine
3. Halloween
4. At Dawn They Sleep More...

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Babymetal Invades Super Mario Maker

Babymetal just keeps popping up in the most unexpected of places, with the Japanese school girl trio now invading Super Mario Maker.

A new costume and event course inspired by the band just arrived for the game (check out video below). This new mystery mushroom costume turns poor Mario in to all three members — Su-metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal — joined together in unison.

Alright, hands in the air, who is going to load up this level on Super Mario Maker tonight for the lolz?

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Braindamage Streaming Full Album

"The Downfall" by Italian group Braindamage just saw release via My Kingdom Music, and now the label has made this latest output available for full streaming online. My Kingdom also comments:

"Seven years after their last work, Braindamage return with their most futurist, abrasive and visionary output of their 28 years career appealing to that growing audience that during the last decade makes great post-thrash metal scene." More...

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Warfect Streaming New Track "Anatomy Of Evil"

Swedish thrash act Warfect released a full track stream for "Anatomy Of Evil," which you can enjoy in the player below. The song appears on the new album "Scavengers," which drops on May 13th via Cyclone Empire.

The track list is:

1. Purveyors of Cadavers
2. Reptile
3. Anatomy of Evil
4. Watchtowers
5. Suffocate the Chosen
6. Predators
7. The Resurrectionists
8. Skin Bound
9. Evil Inn
10. Savaged by Wolves
11. Into the Crypt

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Jorn Knows "There's Something Going On"

Jorn issued a new music video for the cover of the Frida (ABBA) track "I Know There's Something Going On." The song is the opening track from the new covers album "Heavy Rock Radio," which is due out from Frontiers Records srl on June 3rd.

The track list is:

1. I Know There's Something Going On
2. Running Up That Hill
3. Rev On The Red Line
4. You're The Voice
5. Live To Win
6. Don't Stop Believin'
7. Killer Queen
8. Hotel California
9. Rainbow In The Dark
10. The Final Frontier
11. Stormbringer
12. Die Young

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Adagio To Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

French progressive symphonic metal act Adagio will return with the new album "Life," the first release since the 2009 effort "Archangels in Black." The band created its own label under guitarist/composer Stephan Forte called Zeta Nemesis and is now set to launch a crowdfunding preorder campaign via Indigogo on May 5th.

The band recently added violinist Mayline (Indensity), but has not yet announced a new vocalist.

As for the upcoming campaign, the band posted the following message and video clip:

"You Are The Label!

"Since the beginning of our career, like most bands, Adagio has been working with third party record labels. Today, after a successful test with Stéphan’s 2nd solo album 'Enigma Opera Black,' we have decided to sign Adagio and release our fifth album 'LIFE' along with the band’s back catalogue ('Archangels in Black' excepted) through Stéphan’s label Zeta Nemesis. The Zeta Nemesis team will fully handle publishing, management, merchandising, PR, Marketing, graphic design, web design, physical and digital distribution duties internally.

"Now, to do things correctly, releasing music internationally requires a huge investment (approximately 50.000 Euros). For a young label such as Zeta Nemesis, without the backing of any investors, it’s almost impossible to obtain the funds required to release 'LIFE' properly.

"So we’ve been thinking, and realized the most obvious fact ever! Who are the buyers? The fans. So, why should we ask anyone besides the fans for an advance?

"Zeta Nemesis has already financed half of the costs, approximately 25.000 Euros. To cover the second half of these expenses and release this new Adagio album under the best possible circumstances, we need your support.

"In exchange, not only will you be able to preorder the new Adagio album, but since the label is now the band, we have some fantastic and rare Adagio items to offer you!

"So get ready to be part of Adagio and see you on Indiegogo on May 5!" More...

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Helleborus Premieres "Draconian Discipline"

Black metal brothers Jerred and Wyatt Houseman known as Helleborus premieres a new song entitled "Draconian Discipline", taken from the upcoming debut effort "The Carnal Sabbath", which will be out in stores June 17, 2016.

Check out now "Draconian Discipline" below.

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DevilDriver Posts Studio Webisode IV

DevilDriver is streaming the fourth in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Trust No One", the seventh studio album from California's groove metal veterans. Due on May 13 via Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2013's "Winter Kills" was once again produced by Mark Lewis (Arsis, TBDM, Whitechapel, Deicide) and Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, Death Angel).

Check out now "Trust No One" Studio-Webisode IV below.

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Necrot Kicking Off Tour With Skullshitter

Oakland's old-school death metal merchants from Necrot are readying to kick off a short but pungent North American takeover alongside Skullshitter. Set to commence April 28th in Providence, Rhode Island, the trek will ransack a total of thirteen cities, coming to a close on May 15th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

4/28/2016 Disk Bar - Providence, RI
4/29/2016 Katacombs - Montreal, QC
4/30/2016 Rocking Buffalo Saloon - Buffalo, NY
5/01/2016 New Dodge Lounge - Detroit, MI
5/02/2016 Best Friends Bar - Lexington, KY
5/03/2016 North Side Yacht Club - Cincinnati, OH
5/05/2016 Livewire - Chicago, IL
5/06/2016 Gooskis - Pittsburgh, PA
5/07/2016 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
5/08/2016 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
5/13/2016 The Clinic - New Brunswick, NJ
5/14/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
5/15/2016 Millcreek Tavern - Philadelphia, PA More...

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Gruesome Posts New Track "Raped By Darkness"

"Raped By Darkness," the new single from Gruesome's forthcoming EP "Dimensions Of Horror," has just premiered online and can be heard below. Issues guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey of the track:

"'Raped by Darkness' is another tune that has its origins in the 'Horror' section of the video rental places that dotted the landscape of the mid-1980s like zits on a teenage metalhead's face. When I was nine or ten-years-old, it was a never-ending ordeal to convince someone's parent or guardian to rent R-rated, or even better, unrated, horror movies for me and my friends to watch.

"Sometimes I would just browse the aisles and be captivated by the cover art for movies like Street Trash, Future Kill, and Basket Case, which I never actually got to see until much later. Despite, or maybe because of, their limited availability, I lived for gory flicks like The Toxic Avenger, Re-Animator, Hellraiser, and Evil Dead, which is what this song is based around.

"In the tradition of great death metal cuts like Dead By Dawn, and the oh-so-subtle Evil Dead, this is an ode to Sam Raimi's horror masterpiece, but ours is lyrically centered around one particular scene - the infamous 'tree rape' bit. The music is, of course, directly modeled after our raison d'etre, Death, particularly the 'Scream Bloody Gore' era that this EP is centered around. More...

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Rising Streams Full New LP

The "Oceans Into Their Graves" LP from Denmark-based metal outfit Rising is on the verge of release this week, and now a stream of the full album has come online early.

New album "Oceans Into Their Graves" will be released on 180-gram virgin black 12" vinyl and digital formats this Friday, April 29th. You can also see the band live on these upcoming dates supporting the release:

4/29/2016 Spillestedet Stengade - Copenhagen, DK *record release show w/ Orm, Fossils
7/02/2016 Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, DK w/ Slayer, Sleep, Ghost, Gojira More...

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