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Last updated on June 28, 2016 at 2:47 PM ET

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

Negative Throught Process Streams "Masocutter"

British metal/punk/crust hybrid Negative Thought Process is currently streaming "Masocutter," which can be heard via a lyric video below. The track is taken from forthcoming album "Methylene Butterfly," due out on September 17th via Hibernacula Records.

You can pre-order "Methylene Butterfly" here and the band also comments on the new track: "It is a conceptual work based on real life experiences of drug addiction, self-mutilation and mental breakdowns. Crust. Grind. Die." More...

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Q5 Is "A Prisoner Of Mind"

U.S. hard rock act Q5 is streaming the new song "A Prisoner of Mind." The song is another new cut from the return album “New World Order” - the first in 30 years - which drops via Frontiers Records on July 8th. You can pre-order the album now on both Amazon.com: here and iTunes: here.

The track list for “New World Order” is:

1. We Came Here To Rock (song streaming here)
2. One Night In Hellas
3. The Right Way
4. New World Order
5. Tear Up The Night
6. Halfway To Hell (song streaming here)
7. A Prisoner Of Mind
8. Unrequited (A Woman Of Darkness And Steel)
9. Just One Kiss
10. Fear Is The Killer
11. Land Of The Setting Sun
12. A Warrior’s Song
13. Mach Opus 206 (Instrumental)
14. Get Next To You (Bonus Track)

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Ascent Signs With Sliptrick Records

Russian death metal act Ascent signed on with Sliptrick Records. The band's debut album "Don't Stop When You Walk Through Hell" is expected to drop on June 30th.

The album is said to have a "fresh death metal sound with a hint of classic death, a must for young metalheads and old headbangers alike."

The track list for the album is:

1. Lucifer
2. Chaos Bless
3. Dead Silence
4. Matter
5. False Gestures
6. The Punisher
7. Useless More...

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I.S.D. To Support Circus Maximus In North America

Imminent Sonic Destruction will support Norwegian progressive metal act Circus Maximus along with Ascendia in a short string of North American dates ahead of this year's installment of ProgPower USA.

Imminent Sonic Destruction was last seen on tour with progressive metal stalwarts Fates Warning in the fall of 2015 and have since wrapped up production on the newest album expected later this year.

Guitarist and lead vocalist Tony Piccoli says of the upcoming shows with Circus Maximus: "I can't wait! Circus Maximus are a great band whose fans have been salivating over the opportunity to finally see them live here in North America. It's going to be great warming those crowds up for Circus Maximus before they get down to Atlanta for ProgPower USA. Also, we are very much looking forward to our return to Canada!"

Imminent Sonic Destruction will be announcing the details of the upcoming album, including a release date in the coming days. Stay tuned!

Confirmed dates are as follows:

September 2, 2016 - Reggies, Chicago
September 3, 2016 - Hard Luck Bar, Toronto
September 4, 2016 - Cafe Campus, Montreal
September 5, 2016 - Studio @ Webster Hall, New York More...

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Usurpress Traverses "Across The Dying Plains"

Sweden's doom/crust/prog-infused death act Usurpress has revealed the first new song taken from the forthcoming album "The Regal Tribe," which drops on September 23rd via Agonia Records. The new song is called "Across the Dying Plains" and is available in the form of a lyric video, which can be viewed below.

"The Regal Tribe" is the follow up to "Ordained" (2014) which saw Usurpress leave the deathcrust path for more uncharted territories. During the composing of the new album, the band was plagued by mental disorders/depressions and life threatening illnesses in the member’s immediate families, most notably vocalist/lyricist Stefan Pettersson’s battle with his bone marrow cancer. Therefore "The Regal Tribe" is a heavier and darker, yet more varied, complex and thoughtful effort than their previous albums. This concept album is a tragic story about life versus death, about vanity and the relentless passing of time and is by far Usurpress’ most ambitious output to date.

The album's track listing is as follows:

I: Beneath the Starless Skies
II: The One They Call the Usurpress
III: Across the Dying Plains
IV: The Mortal Tribes
V: The Halls of Extinction
VI: Throwing the Gift Away
VII: Behold the Forsaken
VIII: On a Bed of Straw
IX: The Sin that Is Mine
X: In the Shadow of the New Gods

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Light & Shade Is Born, Signs To Scarlet Records

International act Light & Shade is a new, young supergroup whose members have already acquired extensive live and studio experience having being part or shared the stage with renowned acts such as Nightwish, Dream Theater, Amaranthe, Sonata Arctica, Rhapsody, Within Temptation, Arch Enemy, Slipknot, Fleshgod Apocalypse and many more, and having received recognition and awards from the Lollapalooza Festival and the International Portuguese Music Awards among others for their expertise in rock/metal.

The band features Seven Spires vocalist Adrienne Cowan (USA), Temperance/Secret Sphere guitarist Marco Pastorino (IT), Temperance bassist Luca Negro (IT) and guest drummer Alex Landenburg (GER) of Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody/21 Octayne.

The debut album "The Essence of Everything" has been produced by Simone Mularoni (DGM) and will be issued on November 18th (USA) and November 25th (EU) via Scarlet Records.

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Netherbird Premieres New Music Video

Following the release of "The Ferocious Tides of Fate" back in 2013, Netherbird now arrives with new single "Windwards," which will officially drop July 6th.

You don't have to wait that long to hear the track though, as today we premiere a music video for "Windwards" - check it out below. You can also pre-order the two-track single here, with the release rounded out by second track "Sculptors and Spectres." The band comments:

"The video for 'Windwards' was made by Portuguese video producer Guilherme Henriques Silva (Belphegor, Wormed and many more). We shot the video at Satans Demokrati, a huge art installation in Stockholm so there will be a few details in there where you can see art from a number of artists, and that is itself exactly how we want it, to combine different elements and art forms into the strange creation that is Netherbird." More...

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Au Champ Des Morts Premieres Full-Album Stream

French black metal outfit Au Champ Des Morts premieres the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "Le Jour Se Lève", out in stores now via Debemur Morti Productions. The EP is a precursor to the band’s debut album, which will also be released by Debemur Morti.

Check out now "Le Jour Se Lève" in its entirety below.

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Capsize Premieres New Song & Music Video

Capsize premieres a new song and music video entitled "Tear Me Apart", taken from the upcoming new album "A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me", which will be out in stores July 22 via Equal Vision Records. The track features a guest turn from Counterparts frontman Brendan Murphy.

Check out now "Tear Me Apart" below.

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Phinehas Premieres New Music Video "Forever West"

Phinehas premieres a new music video for "Forever West", taken from the band's latest album "Till The End", out in stores via Artery Recordings.

Check out now "Forever West" below.

Comments vocalist Sean McCulloch of the clip: More...

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Trauma Announces "Invisible Reality" Deluxe

Deformeathing Productions is pleased to announce the release of a deluxe version of "Invisible Reality" by Polish death metal legends Trauma on July 8th, 2016.

This special deluxe CD version will include a 16 page booklet with liner notes written by guitarist Jaroslaw "Mister" Misterkiewicz. Also included on the CD is the band's previously unreleased "Promo 1991" demo and a new cover produced by Archard Studios. The track listing is:

01. Intro
02. The Dawn - No Way Out
03. Hidden Instinctsk
04. Human Race
05. No Hope
06. Escape Into The Shadows
07. Beerguys (bonus track)
08. Intro
09. The Dawn
10. No Way Out
11. Hidden Instincts
12. Human Race
13. No Hope
14. Escape Into The Shadows More...

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Of Mice & Men Premieres New Song "Pain"

Of Mice & Men premieres a new song entitled "Pain", taken from the upcoming new album "Cold World", which will be out in stores September 09 through Rise Records.

Check out now "Pain" below.

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Beastmaker Announces North American Tour

California outfit Beastmaker released debut "Lusus Naturae" earlier this year via Rise Above Records. In support of their new album, Beastmaker will be returning to the road in North America this summer.

The band will be providing direct support to Monolord and Sweat Lodge will open The tour begins August 5th in Seattle, WA and runs through September 10th in Vancouver, BC. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Says front man Trevor Church regarding the upcoming run with Monolord: "We are bringing sin to the lower 48 and Canada. Limited clear green vinyl and exclusive tour design t-shirts. Everyone will go home with the mask of Satan!" More...

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Nine Shrines Premieres New Song "King Of Mercy"

Metalcore outfit Nine Shrines (Ex-Attack Attack!/Life On Repeat) premieres a new song entitled "King Of Mercy", taken from the upcoming new EP, "Misery", which will be out in stores August 12 through Oxide Records.

Check out now "King Of Mercy" below.

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Oracles Premieres New Song "Body Of Ineptitude"

Oracles (Aborted, Etc.) premieres a new song entitled "Body Of Ineptitude", taken from the upcoming new album "Miserycorde", which will be out in stores July 01 via Deadlight Entertainment.

Check out now "Body Of Ineptitude" below.

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Evergrey Announces New Album

Evergrey is celebrating a 20th anniversary with new album "The Storm Within" coming on September 9th, 2016.

"We went from having no intention of making an album at all to having all the inspiration in the world on 'Hymns For The Broken,'" says Tom S. Englund. “But, honestly, we've never felt better. 'The Storm Within' is a massive album. There are no fillers on it and we've never been about that. I think the inspiration speaks for itself."

Englund considers the storyline behind the lyrics to be one of the biggest concepts Evergrey has ever tackled, based on something that everyone can relate to: having someone, losing them, and having to pick yourself up and move on. He goes so far as to call it the band's first "love" album, but it's not a subject that should be taken lightly in the Evergrey universe.

"As usual, the lyrics are based on someone or some event in my life," says Englund. "When we were making this album a lot of these relationship issues were going on around me; people losing a partner or a loved one and grieving. 'The Storm Within' is about a search for identity, trying to make yourself full when you feel half empty, and I placed that storyline in an interstellar world."

Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen appears on seventh track "In Orbit," Englund commenting: "That was actually my wife (Carina Englund) thinking for me. Floor is a personal friend and major Evergrey fan, so it was over a glass of wine between her and my wife, who asked her if she wanted to do the song. 'In Orbit' is a powerhouse of a song and it would be easy to make it the first single, but it's not the first impression we want to make. That said, it would be stupid not to release it as a single, and if we could get Floor to do the video, that would be a home run."

Speaking of Englund's better half Carina, she reprises her ongoing role as Evergrey's secret weapon on every album, contributing vocals this time out to the song "The Paradox Of The Flame." In addition, Evergrey renewed the band's partnership with critically acclaimed video director Patric Ullaeus for "The Storm Within." Three stellar clips were shot and, in a huge promotional push, are slated to hit the internet leading up to the official album release. More...

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