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Last updated on August 23, 2017 at 7:40 PM ET

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Announces Final Shows

Back in August of 2016, The Dillinger Escape Plan announced a planned breakup following the release of the "Disassociation" album and a bout of final U.S. touring. Although the band walked back that breakup talk and has been active for the full year since then, this week a trio of NYC shows have been revealed that are billed as Dillinger's final performances.

Originally just one show, two more were added when each subsequent show sold out immediately. It's unclear if any additional appearances will be announced, but it seems like a distinct possibility if this one sells out as well. Details on the remaining DEP shows can be found at the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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Howling Giant Streaming EP, Announces Tour Dates

Writing tunes about space travel, doomed seafarers, and a sentient android hellbent for a camel killing death crusade, Nashville's Howling Giant returns with "Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2," due out August 25th. The EP is now available for streaming and can be heard below. Drummer Zach Wheeler comments:

"Hopefully for our returning fans, it is accepted with open arms and an open mind. As Part 2 of the 3 piece saga, this EP was meant to focus on the travels and trials of The Pioneer, protagonist, and last of mankind. The music reflects his growth and self discovery on a post-apocalyptic planet Earth.

"To new fans/fresh ears, we’d like to invite them into the Black Hole Space Wizard universe through fat stomping riffs, spacey grooves, accessible vocal melody and juicy, pulpy sci-fi madness. We always try to refine our song writing and take one step into new territory with each release, pulling stylistically from whatever inspires us in the moment. Our recorded music is our best interpretation of the sounds we hear in our heads, and our goal is to make our sonic visions clearer with each release." More...

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71TonMan Reveals "Earthwreck" Album

Polish doom band 71TonMan will release new album "Earthwreck" via Black Bow Records on September 22nd, 2017 and is highly recommended for fans of Suma, Indian, and Primitive Man. The album's track listing will be as follows:

01. Lifeless
02. Negative
03. Phobia
05. Torment
04. Zero
06. Spiral More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces Fall Tour

Now wrapping up the remaining Summer Slaughter dates, this coming fall The Black Dahlia Murder will embark upon another North American trek, this time in support of upcoming album "Nightbringers" that is due out October 6th via Metal Blade Records.

The tour will run from October 6th through November 11th, with a stop at this year's edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th. Support will be provided by Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch, and Exhumed on select dates.

Remaining Summer Slaughter Shows:
8/23/2017 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
8/25/2017 The Majestic - Detroit, MI
8/26/2017 Agora Theatre And Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
End Tour

w/ Suffocation, Exhumed, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:
10/06/2017 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
10/07/2017 Revolution - Lowell, MA
10/08/2017 Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY
10/10/2017 Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
10/11/2017 Debonair Music Hall - Teaneck, NJ
10/12/2017 Ram's Head Live- Baltimore, MD
10/13/2017 One Center Square - Easton, PA
10/14/2017 The Chameleon - Lancaster, PA
10/16/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
10/17/2017 Bronson Center - Ottawa, ON
10/18/2017 Opera House - Toronto, ON
10/20/2017 The Forge - Joliet, IL
10/21/2017 Piere's - Ft Wayne, IN
10/22/2017 Delmar Hall - St Louis, MO
10/23/2017 The Slowdown - Omaha, NE
10/25/2017 Q & Z Expo Center - Ringle, WI
10/26/2017 Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
10/27/2017 The Exchange - Regina, SK
10/28/2017 Starlite - Edmonton, AB
10/29/2017 Marquee - Calgary, AB
10/31/2017 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC More...

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Hammerfall Announces Tour With Flotsam & Jetsam

Earlier this year, Hammerfall returned to North America on an extensive tour with label-mates Delain, and now the band is gearing up for another bout of tour dates in 2018 alongside Flotsam & Jetsam.

Kicking off May 17th, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL the trek will criss cross North America, with the final show on June 19th, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Hammerfall comments: "We're so fucking excited about returning to North America with a full headline show, and having the legendary Flotsam & Jetsam as special guests really helps put this over the top! The incredibly passionate fans made the tour we did with Delain earlier this year into such an amazing experience for us, and we can't wait to do it again! We'll do everything in our power to make this tour even better than last time, but we need your help to do it. Together, we can prove once and for all that heavy metal really is stronger than all!" More...

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Implore Streaming "Untouchable Pyramid"

Implore today presents a second preview of upcoming new album, "Subjugate," which is due out via Century Media Records on September 22nd, 2017. Check out the pummeling new single "Untouchable Pyramid" below.

The band will present this impending new album live in Europe throughout the fall, starting with a September jaunt alongside labelmates Vallenfyre, after which Implore will spend late October / early November with Gadget. Following this the band will head over to Japan for a week-long trek.

9/10 London, UK - Boston Music Room #
9/11 Manchester, UK - Rebellion #
9/12 Antwerp, BE - Het Bos #
9/13 Paris, FR - Boule Noire #
9/14 Leiden, NL - Gebr. De Nobel #
9/15 Drachten, NL - IDUNA #
9/16 Helmond, NL - De Cacaofabriek #
9/20 Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset #
10/26 Zurich, CH - Dynamo &
10/27 Eindhoven, NL - Bloodshed Fest &
10/28 Leipzig, DE - Westwerk &
10/29 Ruzomberok, SK - Nove Korzo &
10/31 Karlsruhe, DE - Dude Fest Fall Edition &
11/1 Brussels, BE - Magasin 4 &
11/2 Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang &
11/3 Berlin, DE - Tommy Haus &
11/8 Kochi, JP - Chaotic Noise
11/9 Tsuyama, JP - K2
11/10 Osaka, JP - Sengoku Daitoryo
11/11 Shizuoka, JP - Kunperuza
11/12 Tokyo, JP - Dues
11/13 Nishi Ku, JP - El Puente More...

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GWAR Unveils New Album

The time has come, your Lords and Masters from GWAR have unveiled the details of their latest splatterpiece "The Blood of Gods."

Today the first single "Fuck This Place" is available for audio and video streaming below. The Berserker Blothar says:

"'Fuck This Place,' the name says it all. Look around you. Your life sucks. Your planet is dying. You want to kill yourself and everyone you meet. So do it. You've drenched yourselves in gasoline, and now GWAR offers you a light. The finish line of the human race is at last within reach. Scream it now at the top of your lungs... 'Fuck This Place!'"

New album "The Blood of Gods" was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris "Lord God" Murphy and will be released October 20th via Metal Blade Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. War on GWAR
2. Viking Death Machine
3. El Presidente
4. I'll Be Your Monster
5. Auroch
6. Swarm
7. The Sordid Soliloquy Of Sawborg Destructo
8. Death to Dickie Duncan
9. Crushed By The Cross
10. Fuck This Place
11. Phantom Limb
12. If You Want Blood (You Got It) - AC/DC Cover More...

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Jack Starr's Burning Starr Issues "Hero" Video

New York's Jack Starr's Burning Starr - featuring former Virgin Steele guitarist Jack Starr, Riot/Reverence vocalist Todd Michael Hall, bassist Ned Meloni and Ex-Manowar drummer Rhino - issued a video clip for the new song "Hero." The song appears on the band's upcoming new album "Stand Your Ground," which drops on Friday, August 25th via High Roller Records.

the effort, which is almost 80 minutes long, was produced by Bart Gabriel (with whom the band already worked on the previous album, "Land Of The Dead"), recorded and mixed by Kevin Burnes (Dokken, Reven), and mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony Studio. The release will be available as CD, double LP, and digital download. Like in case of previous two Burning Starr albums, its cover artwork was painted by Ken — legendary artist known from his iconic works for bands such as Rainbow, Kiss and Manowar.

"It's an old-school-type metal album with modern production and great songs," Starr says about "Stand Your Ground". "In my opinion, it is one of the best metal albums in the last twenty years. I think that if we could go back in a time machine and put out this album in 1988, it would sell millions of copies, but even though it is 2017, I think it will still do very well." More...

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Iris Divine Issues "Taking Back The Fall" Video

Virginia progressive metal act Iris Divine released the new single and video clip for "Taking Back The Fall." The song appears on the upcoming album, "The Static And The Noise," which drops on October 6th! Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The video was filmed and edited by Chris Ratterree and Jamie Rose of Absolute Future Studios.

Kris Combs states: "'Taking Back The Fall' is the first official video Iris Divine has made, and we couldn't be more pleased with the turnout. We filmed it in a warehouse that was about to be destroyed, and just knowing the fate of the place added to the overall vibe of the shoot. We wanted to showcase the live energy of Iris Divine with a performance clip, and the intensity of us jamming together. The song itself is a stellar example of what Iris is about; equal parts heavy, melodic and emotional, with a few rhythmic twists and a memorable chorus hook. We had a blast making it and hope you enjoy it!"

The track listing is:

1. Catalyst
2. Taking Back The Fall
3. Echoes/ Effigies
4. Fractures
5. The Static And The Noise
6. Like Glass
7. The Acolyte
8. We All Dissolve More...

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Space Vacation Streams New Single "Devil To Pay"

San Francisco metal act Space Vacation issued the new single "Devil To Pay," which you can check out in the player below. The song appears on the new album "Lost In The Black Divide" which will be released on September 22nd via Pure Steel Records.

The track list and cover artwork can be found here:

1. Devil to Pay
2. Save Your Breath
3. Stay Away
4. See You Again
5. Roll The Dice
6. Live By The Sword
7. Enemy
8. The Black Divide
9. Reason or Rhyme
10. Through The Door

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Iron Curtain Issues "Take It Back" Video Clip

Spanish speed metal act Iron Curtain issued a music video for the new song "Take It Back." The song is the third track released from the upcoming album "Guilty As Charged," which drops on October 14, 2016 via Pure Steel Records.

The track list is as follows:

1. Into The Fire
2. Lion's Breath
3. Take It Back
4. Relentless
5. Iron Price
6. Outlaw
7. Wild & Rebel (see lyric video here)
8. Guilty As Charged (song streaming here)
9. Turn The Hell On

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Alltheniko Streams New Song "Pain To Play"

Italian speed metal act Alltheniko released another new track from the upcoming new album "Italian History VI." Check out "Pain To Play" in the player below. The new album drops on September 15th via Pure Steel Records.

The track listing for "Italian History VI" is:

1. Man On The Edge (song streaming here)
2. Respect And Fight
3. Emblema
4. Waste Of Time (song streaming here)
5. Pain To Play
6. Denier
7. Like a Fake
8. Italian History VI
9. Propaganda

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Eternal Silence Signs With Sliptrick Records

Italian symphonic metal act Eternal Silence signed on with Sliptrick Records for the release of the upcoming new album "Mastermind Tyranny."

Eternal Silence combines elements of heavy and power metal, such as strong guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythmic section mixed with elements taken from symphonic music, such as massive orchestrations and choirs, plus the addition of some electronic instruments. To complete the sound, Eternal Silence have two lead vocalists, Marika Vanni and the guitarist Alberto Cassina, who alternate and entwine their vocal parts.

"Mastermind Tyranny" is the band's third studio album following "Raw Poetry" in 2013 and "Chasing Chimera" in 2015. The new album expands upon the group already original style with more evolved and refined musical compositions.

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Darkfall Issues Video For New Song

Austrian melodic death/thrash metal act Darkfall has published a music video for the new song "Ride Through The Sky," the opening track from the band's upcoming album "At The End Of Times." The album drops on September 8th via Black Sunset/MDD Records.

The album will feature 10 songs with a running time of approximately 55 minutes, and the track listing reads as follows:

1. Ride Through The Sky
2. The Breed Of Death
3. The Way Of Victory
4. Deathcult Debauchery
5. Ashes Of Dead Gods
6. Your God Is Dead
7. Blutgott
8. Welcome The Day You Die
9. Ash Nazg - One Ring
10. Land Of No Return MMXVII

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Midnite Hellion Reveals Track Listing For New LP

U.S. Heavy Metal trio Midnite Hellion will release the new album "Condemned to Hell" on September 15th via Germany's Witches Brew Records. The album will be available on CD format with a vinyl LP version to follow in the new future. Today, the band issued the track listing for the album and has made the new song "Enter the Nightmare" available for streaming in the player below.

Blending a healthy mixture of heavy metal and thrash metal, Midnite Hellion creates an addictive, crushing sound, a combination as evident as ever on "Condemned to Hell." Among the pure metal bliss is a tune called "Teenage Bloodsuckin' Bimbos,' which will be the theme song for an upcoming B-movie of the same name.

Midnite Hellion will play a record release show on September 17th at Sayreville, NJ's Starland Ballroom along with Exodus, Obituary, Power Trip and Dust Bolt. As it turns out, the gig comes five years and 10 months to the day of the band's first demo release show opening for Obituary.

The track list for "Condemned to Hell" is:

1. Black and White
2. Death Dealer
3. Cross the Line
4. Enter the Nightmare
5. Soldiers of Hades
6. The Fever
7. Rip it Up
8. The Morrigan
9. Teenage Bloodsuckin' Bimbos

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Lady Beast To Release "Vicious Breed"

Pittsburgh, PA's NWOBHM-inspired upstarts Lady Beast will be entering +/- Studios in early September to record the third full-length album, "Vicious Breed," the band's first release for Italy's Cruz Del Sur Music. Jason Jouver will be handling production duties. Karl Dahmer is credited with the album's cover art (shown below).

Comments guitarist Twiz: "Musically, I'd say it's a continuation of the 'Metal Immortal' EP. Some of the songs were written at the same time as the songs on the EP. I think it's our most dynamic and diverse album to date. We have fast songs ('Vicious Breed'), heavy songs ('Lone Hunter'), melodic songs, a ballad ('Always With Me'), rockers ('Get Out Of My Way'), and an instrumental. I'm probably most proud of the songs on this than I am of other stuff I've written."

"I am very proud of the melodies and lyrical content on this album," adds vocalist Deborah Levine. "I have a bit of a formula when I start writing lyrics. The music and feel of the song obviously help the direction I turn, but also I like to have a skeleton of the same idea for each album. The song of an epic story, the hopeful song, the metal ripper, etc. Each is important as it builds the album as a whole. On 'Vicious Breed', we have our first ballad, on which it will be fun to slow it down and have people hear a different side of us."

Vicious Breed is set for October 2017 release, after which the band hopes to embark on the most expansive run of shows to date.

"We are excited to release our third full-length, but first release with Cruz Del Sur," concludes the band. "This is by far our greatest album yet and we are excited to get out there and play it for the world. We have goals of more international touring in the next year. Europe is our biggest goal right now and we are networking as we speak trying to plan a Lady Beast European tour, as well as touring in the States and writing new music!"

The track listing for "Vicious Breed" is:

1. Seal the Hex
2. Lone Hunter
3. The Way
4. Always With Me
5. Get Out
6. Every Giant Shall Fall
7. Sky Graves
8. Vicious Breed More...

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Sleeping Romance Reveals "Alba"

Let the curtain rise on the new Mediterranean symphonic metal sensation: Sleeping Romance. The new album "Alba" will be released on November 3rd 2017 via Napalm Records and available as digital download as well as jewel case.

This Italian quintet displays true mastery, as they fuse bloodcurdling classical sounds with monstrous melodic death metal-riffing. The music is full of force yet sustained by noble, theatrical flamboyance and provides a symphony for the broken-hearted who somehow manage to love again.

The upcoming album "Alba" leads a journey of orchestral opera arrangements and siren songs; touching, sometimes frightening, but always as personal as can be. Songstress Federica Lanna means every word she sings and Federico Truzzi complements her lovely voice with delicate guitars. Don't miss out on all details including track listing, release date, available formats and album cover below.

The band commented states: "We are very excited to present our new album 'Alba,' an album we are very proud of! 'Alba' represents a strong musical evolution compared to our debut album and is more dark, powerful and deep. Heavy guitar riffing, a lot of orchestral and choir sections and emotional lyrics is what you'll get from this album. All strings, woodwinds, brasses and choir parts are recorded live to give our songs real life and a great sound.

The concept of Alba, 'Dawn' in Italian, centers around the main character and her life that advances through difficulties, choices and mistakes, and leads the character to a positive growth. The message the concept wants to give is that life is complex, full of obstacles, but there's always a way forward, and an opportunity for everyone to reach what their heart desire.
We really hope you will appreciate our second album, both the music and the concept and atmosphere!"

The full track listing can be found below:

1. Overture - Twilight
2. Where The Light Is Bleeding
3. Lost In My Eyes
4. Touch The Sun
5. Forgiveness
6. My Temptation
7. Across The Sea
8. Everything Behind
9. Through The Looking Glass
10. Alba
11. Underture - Daylight More...

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Nachtblut Runs "Amok" With New Lyric Video

German gothic black metal act Nachtblut issued a lyric video for the new song "Amok." The song is the first single from the upcoming fifth studio record "Apostasie," which drops on October 13th via Napalm Records. The album was recorded at the legendary Chameleon Studios in Hamburg, Germany.

The band states: "We are excited to unleash the first beast of our upcoming album! Amok will give you a first taste in our powerful sound and dark/merciless lyrics! Brace yourself! There's more to come!"

The track listing for the album is:

1. Multikulturell
2. Lied für die Götter
3. Amok
4. Scheinfromm
5. Geboren um zu leben
6. Der Tod ist meine Nutte
7. Mein Antlitz aschfahl vor Gram
8. Frauenausbeiner
9. Einsam (feat. Aeva Maurelle)
10. Apostasie
11. Wat is' denn los mit dir (feat. Tetzel) (Kollegah Cover, Bonus Track)

Bonus CD:

1. Des kleinen Herzens letzter Schlag
2. Song For the Gods
3. Apostasie (Instrumental)
4. Einsam (Instrumental)
5. Lied für die Götter (Instrumental)

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First Details Of New Eskhaton Revealed

Australian cataclysmic death metal force Eskhaton has revealed the cover art and track listing for the forthcoming third album "Omegalitheos."

Eskhaton will team with Lavadome Productions for the release of Omegalitheos, a 14 track onslaught of psycho violence that far exceeds expectations set by the band's previous efforts. This is record that delivers pain, chaos and annihilation in its purest and most cataclysmic shapes. Expect nothing but total death!

Lavadome Productions will release the album this fall.

The artwork for "Omegalitheos" was created by Daemorph (The Black Dahlia Murder, Aborted Fetus). Check it out with the track listing here:

1. Relic Of Mictlantecuhtli
2. Serpentity
3. Elu Azag
4. Inverterror
5. Omegalitheos
6. Abyss Unknown
7. Culthulhunatic
8. Nusku Etu Genii
9. Omnilify
10. Subvoidal
11. Blasphemartyr
12. Intramort
13. Numina Moribundus
14. Kimah Kalu Ultu Ulla More...

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Cardinals Folly To Unleash "Deranged Pagan Sons"

Finland's dark princes of the riff, doom metal cult Cardinals Folly will unleash the fourth studio album “Deranged Pagan Sons” through Polish Nine Records on CD, and via Spanish Topillo on LP, on September 4th.

Dabbling in the world of occultism, weird tales, pagan rites and luciferian depravity, the band has recorded an album consisting eight powerful, even wild anthems of heavy doom and metal mastery, that never lets the savage grip go, despite of going on a varied 48-minute fiery 'n' groovy metal adventure, where the only rule is to doom in, drop out, rock hard & stay true.

The previous album “Holocaust of Ecstasy & Freedom” (Shadow Kingdom Records, 2016) paved the way to the fulfillment of doomed art, where every song rolls by like a megafauna of a bygone age.The doom metal underground sometimes seems packed with toothless sheep, so it is great to spend some time with wolves. Laughing off the shackles of the latest trends or retro gimmicks, Helsinki trio Cardinals Folly bring an energy and inventiveness to the genre that is authentic and unique. Drink from this chalice and give your body and mind to the old gods.

The track list and artwork can be found here: More...

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Exarsis Announces Release Date For New Album

Greek thrash act Exarsis will release the new album, "New War Order" on October 20th via MDD Records.

On the occasion of the release, the band will accompany Onslaught and Artillery on the "Thrash 'Till Death" European Tour 2017 from September 23rd through October 13th, on which the album will be available for advanced purchase.

"New War Order" was recorded again at the D Studios in Athens and mixed and mastered by Mike Karpathiou. The album contains 10 songs with a playing time of almost 40 minutes. A "must have" for every thrash metal maniac!

The track listing for the album is:

1. Zionism (The Reaping)
2. Twisted Logic
3. The Underground
4. General Guidance
5. Just Buried
6. Chaos Creation
7. Prophet for Profit
8. Combined Disasters
9. HAARP Weapon
10. Human Project More...

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Necrytis Signs With Pure Steel For Debut

U.S. metal act Necrytis will release the debut album "Countersighns" through Pure Steel Publishing on September 22nd.

If you think these guys are youngsters, you are completely wrong. With Toby Knapp on board, there's an old veteran of the U.S. American heavy/power metal scene, becoming well known in the Underground with Onward in the early 2000s. Now he's also active in acts such as Where Evil Follows and the Black Metal band Waxen. Joining Necrytis with ex-Pandemonium and current Sue's Idol drummer Shane Wacaster, the band harkens back to epic bombastic works of the now faded Onward. Elaborate guitar leads, melodic structures with big Maiden and Priest influences as well as an expressive singer in the tradition of Michael Grant (R.I.P.), this is great stuff for every U.S. Metal fan.

"Countersighns" was mastered by Jens Bogren, so you can expect powerful, yet warm, production.

The track list for the album is:

1. Praetorian X
2. Palace Of Agony
3. Nova Meridian
4. Sentry's Scream
5. God As Electric
6. My Asylum
7. Dawn's Aurora
8. Daemon Angelus
9. In Ascent
10. Countersighns More...

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Caligula's Horse Issues "Will's Song" Video Clip

Caligula's Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia's progressive rock scene, recently debuted the track "Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)," the first track taken from the forthcoming new album "In Contact" out September 15th. Now the band has issued the music video for the track, directed by the band's guitarist Adrian Goleby.

Vocalist Jim Grey explains: "The story of 'Will's Song' is centred around pride and ambition, the human tendency toward self-destruction, the last demand of a proud old man that time is not decay and he is 'that young man still'." Goleby has mirrored this in the clouded performances, obscured figures either silhouetted in smoke and colourful light or dissolving into nothing, and the frenetic visuals truly capture the kinetic energy of the song.

The clip was filmed in Northgate, Brisbane as well as the heritage listed (built in 1888) Princess Theatre in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.

Drummer Josh Griffin had this to say: "With this video being mine and Adrian's first clip with Caligula's Horse, it's great to finally have the new line up out there!"

Guitarist Sam Vallen adds: "Will's Song might take some fans by surprise, its heavy and technical, certainly more than anything we've created in the past. Adrian has done an incredible job conveying that frenetic power in the clip; it captures the energy we aspire to in concert, but also, through its languid and constantly shifting imagery, reinforces the dark atmosphere hidden below the punctuation of the drums and guitars. Speaking of which, check out the drums and guitar! It's great to show the new guys off to the world at last."

The track list for "In Contact" is: More...

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Outrider Releases Debut EP "Manifest Lunacy"

Outrider - the band created by Northern Crown vocalist Frank Serafine - just recently dropped the debut EP "Manifest Lunacy, One" - the first in a series of three EP releases.

Serafine explains: "ALRIGHT, PEOPLE -- I have new music for your ears, and it's coming [August 18th]. I've started a solo heavy metal project called Outrider and I'm going to be releasing a series of three EPs under the series title 'Manifest Lunacy.' The first will be hitting digital streaming services globally [on] Friday, August 18.

"The subject matter of the lyrics is immediate. Our increasing hostility towards each other, police brutality, home-grown terrorism, xenophobia, racism, and how we should NOT accept any of these things. It's HEAVY metal on a few levels, and I can't wait to show it to you all."

The track list of the first EP is as follows:

1. Fear's Reign
2. Our Own Hell
3. Down
4. Face The Unknown More...

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Lynch Mob Unmasks "Mr. Jekyll And Hyde"

Lynch Mob released the second music video from upcoming album "The Brotherhood," scheduled for release on September 8th via Rat Pak Records. The video for “Mr. Jekyll and Hyde” is now live and can be seen in the player below. The video also features a cameo appearance from members of Beasto Blanco and shows Lynch Mob performing at a freak show.

Produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (Lynch Mob; Flotsam And Jetsam; Prong; KXM), "The Brotherhood" features eleven brand new hard rock tracks from Lynch Mob. The album is available for pre-order in various bundle configurations as well as on vinyl at this location.

The album will surely resonate with long time fans of the band, as well as those longing for that good ol' hard rock sound and feel. "The Brotherhood” highlights the unique pairing of Oni Logan and George Lynch, and along with Sean McNabb (bass) and Jimmy D’Anda (drums), the band has created a solid offering from start to finish. From the heavy guitar riffs of the opening track “Main Offender” to the melodic album finale ”Miles Away”, Lynch Mob have once again proven it remains on top of their game and at the top of the genre!

On the subject of Lynch Mob’s new record, Oni Logan comments, “After doing quite a few miles together with this latest line-up of Sean McNabb and Jimmy D’Anda, we consider ourselves a pack of wolves, and we came up with the name ‘The Brotherhood’ for the title of the next Lynch Mob album. It’s got more of an adventurous sound in part and maybe a darker, colder sound to it. We are always willing to go farther. We come from the early 90’s and it's when we released the first Lynch Mob album, which set a sound and course for us. Here we are 27 years later, George and I are still able to keep on stretching. As a player, as a writer, that is very important to us. Otherwise we would be fooling ourselves and fooling you." More...

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Hades/Ancient VVisdom Members Unite In New Band

Argonauta Records inked a deal with super group Vessel Of Light, formed by Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) and Nathan Opposition (Ancient VVisdom). The band will issue a debut EP on November 3rd. Expect more information as well as a lyric video for a new single by the end of this month.

“For the last decade since I recorded The Cursed CD (with Bobby Blitz from Overkill)” Lorenzo said “I haven't really felt the desire to jam music with anybody. I've had offers to join a few bands, but I've always considered myself more of a songwriter than a "real" musician. I never wanted to join somebody else's band. A few months ago that all changed when I heard the songs 'The Opposition' and 'Deathlike' by the band Ancient VVisdom.”

Nathan Opposition said: "Lorenzo and I became friends due to my inability to not be susceptible to flattery. Turns out he's a really cool guy who writes awesome riffs too. Randomly one day I ask him about the band we are starting in joking fashion. I guess it was the right timing and the right person because we immediately agreed we should actually start a project. Before I knew it he was sending me CDs of riffs and I had lyrics flowing like a faucet."

The track listing of songs recorded by the duo are:

Where My Garden Grows
Dead Flesh and Bone
Meant To Be
Descend Into Death
Vessel of Light
Living Dead To The World More...

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Lonewolf Releases Lyric Video For New Song

French power metal act Lonewolf will release the band's new album "Raised On Metal" on September 22nd via Massacre Records. The band has unleashed the new song "Through Fire, Ice and Blood" via a lyric video, which you can check out in the player below.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Unleash the Wolf
2. Souls of Black
3. Through Fire, Ice and Blood
4. Raised on Metal
5. Flight 19
6. Extinction of the Stars
7. Evil
8. Skinless Smile
9. No God, No Master
10. Dark World Order
11. Swansong
12. Demon's Call More...

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Angel Nation Announces New Album "Aeon"

Inner Wound Recordings is proud to announce the signing of melodic metal band Angel Nation to the label. The band's new album "Aeon" will be released on October 27th in Europe and North America.

Angel Nation is a melodic metal band founded by the classically trained Finnish singer Elina Siirala (Leaves Eyes), who moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal.

The debut album (released under the name EnkeliNation) "Tears of Lust" was received with glowing reviews all over the world. The release in 2014 was followed by shows at Bloodstock Open Air, shows in Finland amongst others. In 2016, Elina also joined Leaves' Eyes as the new vocalist following the departure of Liv Kristine.

Angel Nation's second album "Aeon" continues the musical diversity that Elina likes to express in her songwriting. The unique blend of retro and modern sounds is developed even further with this album. The power of metal and rock combined with Elina's ethereal yet strong and emotional vocals create the perfect platform for stories of both earthly and otherworldly she likes to create with her lyrics.

The album features a guest appearance by Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum) on vocals and the artwork was created by Darkgrove Design (Apocalyptica, Delain, Leah).

Get ready for it all: Heavy, rocking and epic tunes from this highly anticipated album with tons of character! The track listing is:

1. Burn The Witch
2. Blood Is On Your Hands
3. Breathe Again
4. Wonder Who You Are
5. Farewell
6. Free
7. Enough Is Enough
8. Music Plays
9. Fireflies
10. Destination More...

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Within Silence Returns With New Album

Slovakian melodic metal band Within Silence will release the new album "Return From The Shadows" on October 27th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records.

"Return From The Shadows" is a perfect follow-up to the debut album "Gallery of Life" and feels like a more mature and focused album. The impressive song-writing and melodies are still there, and together with heavy riffs, symphonic arrangements and epic parts the result is a really strong album!

The album was mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani).

The track listing for "Return From The Shadows" is:

1. We Are The Ones
2. Heroes Must Return
3. Children Of Light
4. Calling From The Other Side
5. In the Darkness
6. The Final Victory
7. You & I
8. Master
9. Return From The Shadows More...

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A.S.M. Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Virginia-based Antichrist Siege Machine debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Morbid Triumph", which will be out in stores August 25th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Morbid Triumph" in its entirety below.

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Unfathomable Ruination Premieres New Music Video

U.K. death metal outfit Unfathomable Ruination premieres a new video for "Neutralizer", taken from the band's latest album "Finitude", which was released through Sevared Records last year.

Check out now "Neutralizer" below.

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Der Weg Einer Freiheit: Pre-Release Album Stream

German black metal band Der Weg Einer Freiheit premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Finisterre", which will be released by Season of Mist on August 25.

Check out now "Finisterre" in its entirety below.

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Corpsehammer Debuts New Track "Pulse de Saturno"

Swedish/Chilean oldschool black metal band Corpsehammer debuts a new track entitled "Pulse de Saturno", taken from the upcoming new EP "Posesión", which will be discharged on September 1 via Morbid Skull Records.

Check out now "Pulse de Saturno" below.

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END Premieres New Song "Chewing Glass"

END - the new metal outfit comprised of members of Counterparts, Fit For An Autopsy etc. - premieres a new song entitled "Chewing Glass", taken from the band’s upcoming debut EP "From The Unforgiving Arms Of God", for which Good Fight Music has a September 08th release date planned.

Check out now "Chewing Glass" below.

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Ozzy "Barks At The Moon" During Solar Eclipse

Ozzy Osbourne took advantage of August 21st's solar eclipse by performing "Bark At The Moon" at the time of the event during his live set at the "Moonstock Festival" in Cartersville, Illinois.

Check out the fan-filmed footage of that below:

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