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Last updated on February 28, 2017 at 12:16 PM ET

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Behemoth Announces Tour With Slayer, Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God will support headlining metal legends Slayer, along with fellow supporting blackened death metal group Behemoth, on what is set to be this summer's most-anticipated heavy music tour.

The six-week expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12 in Bemidji, MN, winding up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20.

Slayer and Lamb Of God will also play Wisconsin's Rock Fest 2017 (7/13) and Rock USA 2017 (7/15), and then meet up with Behemoth at the Chicago Open Air Festival on July 16. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 3rd.

Kerry King of Slayer says, "As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metal heads will be bragging about if you miss it! Not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events is mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends - bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!" More...

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Havok Releases New Video

With the release of new full-length studio record, "Conformicide," less than two week away, thrash stalwarts Havok today premiere a new music video for the track "Intention To Deceive." Check it out below.

Meanwhile, Havok continues to tour extensively throughout North American and is currently on the "World Gone Mad" tour with Suicidal Tendencies and Crowbar.

Following that run, the band will participate in a brief West Coast trek (w/Warbringer) before beginning European dates. A comprehensively list of the band's tour dates in North America and Europe can be found after the jump. More...

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Ensiferum Recording New Album

Ensiferum recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, where the band recorded a few demo songs for an upcoming seventh full-length album set to be released in September 2017 via Metal Blade Records.

The quintet will soon return to the Astia studio to begin recording this new album, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.).

Sami Hinkka (bass) comments: "Hi Folks! So, as some of you might have already noticed from our social media channels, we are getting ready to go record the next Ensiferum album pretty soon. Just a few weeks ago, we recorded demo versions with Anssi Kippo, who also recorded and produced 'One Man Army'. The demo session went smoothly, and working with Anssi is always such a pleasure because he is so full of creative ideas and positive attitude.

"The goal for the new album will be to capture Ensiferum's live energy on the songs, and we also plan to use analog recording as much as possible to guarantee the best possible sound. The song material will include familiar elements, but like we always love to do, we will also take Ensiferum's mighty warship to unexplored seas of musical madness. More info later." More...

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Devangelic Reveals Artwork For "Phlegethon"

Italian Death Metal Group Devangelic has revealed the details of sophomore album "Phlegethon". The album will be released October 27 on Comatose Music.

The artwork was created by U.S. artist Ken Sarafin (Sarafin Concepts) and is based on Dante's Inferno; the concept revolves around a journey through the darkest and most brutal elements that characterize the masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance Poet.

Phlegethon will consist of 100% pure U.S. style brutal death metal mixed with unrelenting guitar riffs, dark atmospheres, intense blasting and ultra guttural vocals. The album will be mixed/mastered by Sasha Borovykh at TsunTsun Productions. Comatose Music will open pre-orders in the coming months. Prepare yourself for this infernal journey!

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Somnium Nox Debuts "The Alnwick Apotheosis"

Australian atmospheric black metal unit Somnium Nox debuts a new track called "The Alnwick Apotheosis", taken from the upcoming new album "Terra Inanis", which will be out in stores May 15 through Transcending Obscurity. The album was mastered by Colin Marston and features artwork by Beth Taylor, with layout designed by the band’s vocalist Ashahalasin.

Check out now "The Alnwick Apotheosis" below.

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Iron Reagan Premieres New Music Video

Iron Reagan premieres a new music video for "A Dying World", taken from the band's latest album, "Crossover Ministry", which is in stores now.

Check out now "A Dying World" below.

You can catch Iron Reagan live on its North American tour with Power Trip on the following dates More...

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In This Moment Shares New Official Live Video

In This Moment is streaming a new official live footage performing "Black Widow", captured during the band’s September 17th, 2016 show in Tokyo, Japan.

Check out now "Black Widow" below.

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