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Last updated on September 17, 2021 at 2:18 PM ET

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

Moonspell And My Dying Bride To Tour Europe

Portuguese Gothic metal icons Moonspell and British death/doom veterans My Dying Bride has announced that they will be embarking on a tour across Europe next September and October, dubbed the "Vltima Ratio Fest 2022." Rounding up this hugely impressive bill will be Norwegian progressive Viking metal stalwarts Borknagar, Finnish history buffs Wolfheart and Texan melodic death/doom band Hinayana.

The tour dates are as follows:

29.09.2022 Frankfurt (Germany) - Batschkapp
30.09.2022 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser

01.10.2022 Antwerp (Belgium) - Trix
02.10.2022 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) - Den Atelier
03.10.2022 Paris (France) - Elysee Montmatre
04.10.2022 Lyon (France) - Transbordeur
05.10.2022 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
06.10.2022 Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA
07.10.2022 Geiselwind (Germany) - Music Hall
08.10.2022 Munich (Germany) - Backstage Werk
09.10.2022 Brno (Czech Republic) - Sono
10.10.2022 Budapest (Hungary) - Barba Negra
11.10.2022 Vienna (Austria) - Arena
12.10.2022 Wroclaw (Poland) - A2
13.10.2022 Berlin (Germany) - Kesselhaus
14.10.2022 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
15.10.2022 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle 2
16.10.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) - Ronda

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Ad Infinitum Releases Guitar Playthrough Video

Symphonic metal outfit, Ad Infinitum, return with their bewitching second offering, "Chapter II - Legacy," out October 29 via Napalm Records. After dropping their debut back in 2020 and with its very first single, "Marching On Versailles," riding high at more than 1.8M video views to date, the highly talented unit didn't put the brakes on. Instead, they transformed pandemic fatigue into heavier soundscapes without sacrificing their signature aura.

A first glimpse of what can be expected from the album was delivered with the first single "Unstoppable," alongside an explosive music video (see below). The band has now released a guitar playthrough video for the song, which can also be found below. More...

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Perpetual Etude Posts New Single Online

Perpetual Etude's second single and lyric video "Once We Were One" has arrived. This is the second track from their debut album "Now is the Time". Packed with blazing guitar and keyboard solos, fast and heavy riffing and very melodic vocals, this is definetely something you don't want to miss out on.

Perpetual Etude was formed in 2019 by Magnus Mild with the sole goal to bring back the best of the heavy metal of the 80’s. Influenced by the genre when growing up, Magnus teamed up with members from NorthTale, ex-members from Dionysys, Nation, Shadowquest as well as Göran Edman on "Sail Away" to complete the vision. The result is the best of a whole decade in the astounding debut "Now Is The Time," an album filled with blazing guitar riffs, keyboard solos and catchy choruses. "Now Is The Time" is out on October 15, 2021. More...

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Carcass Unveils New Music Video

After a year of pandemic delays, British extreme metal legends Carcass have finally released their grotesque masterpiece - one of 2021's most anticipated albums, "Torn Arteries," out today via Nuclear Blast Records. Featuring 10 blood-soaked tracks like "Kelly's Meat Emporium," "Dance of Ixtab" and "Under The Scalpel Blade," the band's 7th record is a fusion of "the best elements of virtually every era of the extremely varied Carcass back catalogue" (Decibel, Oct 2021).

Today, Carcass have also revealed a new music video for their latest gory single, "The Scythe's Remorseless Swing," which can be viewed below. More...

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Exodus Shares New Lyric Video "Clickbait"

With a bond forged in youth and decades-old friendship, the undisputed masters of thrash metal return with their eleventh studio album, Persona Non Grata due to be released on November 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases a lyric video for their second single Clickbait which can be viewed below.

Guitarist Gary Holt comments:
"Very excited to launch the release of Clickbait from our upcoming record! Crushing and aggressive as hell, it captures the power of the new record perfectly! Getting more excited by the day. November 19th can’t come fast enough!" More...

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Alien Weaponry Uploads New Music Video

New Zealand metal stars Alien Weaponry today release their highly anticipated second album "Tangaroa" via Napalm Records. The band also release their new single/video "Hatupatu," which you can view below.

Performed entirely in the indigenous language of te reo Maori, the story behind this track is not only legendary in the band's culture but is also written about one of the de Jong brothers' ancestors. Journey alongside "Hatupatu" in the new music video as he escapes the dangerous clutches of the fabled witch of the forest, the evil bird-woman Kurangaituku.

Alien Weaponry drummer Henry de Jong says: "The story of Hatupatu is one Lewis and I grew up with – our father was the first person to tell us as children. Having a family connection with it only made creating a song more intriguing for us. Traditionally, Maori legends were passed down through families by re-telling them, not by having them written down in books. It only makes sense for us to be re-telling this story as our tupuna (ancestors) did for generations. We cannot wait to share with the rest of the world." More...

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Insomnium Unleashes New Music Video "The Wanderer"

Today Finnish melodic death metal spearhead Insomnium present a video to their brand-new song, "The Wanderer," off the "Argent Moon" EP, which was released today via Century Media Records and is from now on available worldwide on all digital platforms and in different physical formats.

Besides "The Wanderer," the EP contains the previously released singles – "The Conjurer," "The Reticent" and "The Antagonist." You can check out the video for "The Wanderer" below.

Frontman Niilo Sevänen about "The Wanderer":

"’The Wanderer’ is the fourth and final song on our ‘Argent Moon’ EP. Composition by Markus Vanhala and lyrics by yours truly. Our goal on this EP was to try a bit different kind of songs and in this sense I believe ‘The Wanderer’ excels. I don't think it really resembles any other song we have done before, yet it still sounds like Insomnium. The video was shot on Suomenlinna fortress island in Helsinki." More...

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Fear Factory Releases Instrumental Album

Extreme industrial metal pioneers Fear Factory recently released their tenth studio album, "Aggression Continuum" on June 18th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases a fully instrumental version of that recording entitled, Aggression Continuum: The Instrumentals, which is exclusively available for download and streaming.

Listen and download the instrumental album here.

"Aggression Continuum" features guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder Dino Cazares; drummer Mike Heller; and former vocalist, lyricist, and co-founder Burton C. Bell. It was produced and engineered by Damien Rainaud (Dragonforce, Once Human), with keyboards by Igor Khoroshev (ex-Yes), and programming on two songs from longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly). The album also featured additional keyboards handled by Max Karon and Giuseppe Bassi. "Aggression Continuum" was mixed by A-list rock and metal producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, Trivium), who also mixed the album’s critically-acclaimed predecessor, Genexus. The artwork for the album was created by Francesco Artusato.

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Fueled By Fire Posts First New Song In Eight Years

Los Angeles thrash metal force Fueled By Fire have unleashed a visualizer video for their first new song since 2013, "Bloodshed." The song is the B-side from their upcoming release, "Past...Present...No Future...Part 1," the first in a pair of two-song 7-inch releases produced by Allan Falcon (Exmortus, Blade Killer), mixed by Carlos Cruz (Warbringer, Hexen, Power Trip) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Exhumed, Midnight). Pre-orders for the physical 7-inch release (out November 12th) – limited to 300 copies, pressed on white vinyl and includes a bonus sticker - is available now at http://www.smarturl.com/fueledbyfire. The video for "Bloodshed" can be viewed below.

"'Bloodshed' is a song about the horrors of mass killings. The idea to write about this theme was inspired by a real-life event that occurred in 2015 when a premeditated massacre took place during a live music concert in Paris, France at a venue known as the Bataclan Theater," explains singer/guitarist Rick Rangel. "We played a show at the Bataclan Theater a few years before the attack took place and had some amazing memories playing there. The day that the massacre happened, I felt a great deal of shock and grief, I kept thinking about the bands and victims and how it could've happened at our show. The lyrics are a brutal reminder that this can happen anywhere at any time."

Having gone on hiatus in 2014 after a string of impressive European festival performances, Fueled By Fire reconvened at the beginning of 2020 to record new music. Initially set to be released in fall 2020, the four songs put together by the new lineup – consisting of returning members Rick Rangel (guitars/vocals), Anthony Vasquez (bass) and Carlos Gutierrez (drums), who are now joined by Gutierrez's bandmate in Blade Killer, guitarist Jon Rubio – were further refined during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of two 7-inch singles to come, "Past...Present...No Future...Part 1" showcases Fueled By Fire as a group ready to re-stake its claim to thrash metal supremacy, with the second 7-inch single to come in early 2022. More...

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The Lurking Fear Confirms New Album Release Date

The Lurking Fear, the old-school Death Metal group from Sweden featuring members of At The Gates, Disfear, God Macabre, Skitsystem, Tormented and The Haunted in their illustrious line-up, finally return with their anxiously awaited sophomore album, "Death, Madness, Horror, Decay," to be released worldwide on November 19th, 2021 via Century Media Records.

Vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant comments about "Death, Madness, Horror, Decay" as follows:

"With our second album we really wanted to produce a more coherent listening experience. The first one was a blast to put together, and I do love that it is dynamic, but we talked a lot about it and this time around we wanted the record to have more of a unified sound, so to say…We wanted it to sound like a band with their own identity. Therefor the writing sessions were more of a unified effort this time around, and all the writers in the band are part of more songs. The album is still dynamic, as it has both intense, faster “rippers” and a few more heavy moments, but the overall sound is more convincing, to my ears.

"I also wanted to evolve the lyrical concept further. Of course, there is still tons of Lovecraft influence throughout the album, but I also tampered with some more current horror writers and philosophers. I guess it is not a coincidence, but this album feels like the ugly stepchild of the new At The Gates album, lyrically. I delved into the ideas conveyed by thinkers like Ligotti and Thacker and added an extra layer of cosmic horror to the already Lovecraftian universe of The Lurking Fear. Still the same basic ideas, but just more developed, and philosophical, I guess you could say.

"Also, this time around, we talked more with our producer, Per Stålberg, before, so he and us were on the same page about which kind of album we wanted to make. The new album is more of everything, and we feel that the band finally is reaching its full potential. Enjoy!" More...

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Behemoth Announces "In Absentia Dei" Live Release

At the peak of the pandemic lockdown last year, Behemoth set the world on fire when they took over an abandoned church in rural Poland, bringing their truly spectacular production for a worldwide streaming event, which was lauded by rock media as one of the very best livestream events to date. After just over a year since the show’s premiere, "In Absentia Dei" returns in a range of deluxe formats for fans to relive the drama that took place on that fateful night in 2020. The live release is set to hit retailers on December 17 via Nuclear Blast.

Behemoth's frontman and visionary, Nergal states, "'In Absentia Dei' was a massive challenge and a huge risk, but it was a great artistic and commercial success. The response was absolutely brilliant - we made a statement with this performance and set the bar high. I hope that we can continue to raise the bar with the projects to come!"

The spectacular set opens with "Evoe", which you can watch below. More...

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Vardis To Release Double Live Album

In the 1970s Vardis’ relentless touring of the working mens clubs of Northern England took them to support slots with Hawkwind, Slade, Motörhead and Saxon, emerging with a reputation for a unique heavy rock attack and high energy technical brilliance. On November 1st 1980 Vardis’ live debut LP "100 M.P.H." entered UK Album Charts at #52 and instantly became a foundational record of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The power trio’s fusion of fast punk rhythms, relentless heavy riffs and blistering blues rock solos echoes through Metallica’s 1983 "Kill ‘Em All" and Megadeth’s 1985 "Killing Is My Business ... and Business Is Good!," and became an old school Heavy Metal classic.

Four studio albums, three compilations and seven singles later, SPV/Steamhammer present to you the Vardis live experience on record for the first time since 1980: ‚ "100 M.P.H.@100 Club." A double live album recorded on March 13th 2020, the 40th anniversary of "100 M.P.H.," this blistering two hour set includes every track from an album that led the way for Thrash, performed up close and personal by Steve Zodiac (Guitar, Vocals), Joe Clancy (Drums) and Roly Bailey (Bass) in London’s legendary 100 Club.

"100M.P.H.@100CLUB" will be released on November 26, 2021 through SPV/Steamhammer in the following configurations:

=> 2 CD DigiPak
=> 2LP Gatefold, 140 g, black vinyl, printed inner sleeves, 1 bonus track
=> Download / Streaming More...

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Sabaton Posts New Lyric Video Online

Recently, Swedish metal titans Sabaton announced their new collaboration with World of Tanks and premiered an unrivalled music video for "Steel Commanders." Pioneering some hyperrealistic visuals of the band and their Grammy Award-nominated special guest, Tina Guo, in epic war scenes, the video clip was viewed over 3.6 million times within the first three weeks of its release.

After offering fans and gamers the chance to see them as crew members on the new Strv K tank, the first-ever Tier IX premium vehicle in World of Tanks, Sabaton have now answered the calls from fans asking for the song to be made available via all music streaming platforms!

Today, the Swedish metal force also unveils a lyric video, inspired by the sketches that were used for the production of the official music video for the song, which you can see below. More...

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Criminal Shares New Music Video

Today (September 17th), Criminal have released their new album, Sacrificio, via Metal Blade Records. To celebrate the album release, the band has launched a video for their latest single, "Sistema Criminal". Directed by Carlos Toro of Abysmo Films (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Rob Halford), the video can be viewed below, along with a recent interview frontman Anton Reisenegger gave to Metal Underground.

"Sacrificio" is available in the following formats:

- jewelcase-CD
- 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
- golden vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 250 copies)
- orange w/ black splatter vinyl
- digital More...

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Serious Black Reveals New Album Details

Serious Black has released a new single "The Story," out now on AFM Records and announced a new album "Vengeance Is Mine" to be released 25th Feb 2022. You can check out the video below.

One of the new songs on Serious Black’s upcoming studio album "Vengeance Is Mine" is called "Album Of Our Life" and hits the nail on the head in several aspects. On the one hand, the international power metal band surrounding bassist and founder Mario Lochert has succeeded in creating what is probably the most powerful and imaginative work of its career so far, with loads of great guitar riffs, grooving rhythms and anthemic melodies. On the other hand, the album’s lyrics venture into territories previously uncharted by the band. Lochert: "This time, I have allowed more insights into my emotions and private life than ever before, i.e. into how I think, how I feel, how I am, and how difficult it can be to keep a band going when you aren’t well yourself. The lyrics on ‘Vengeance Is Mine’ reflect the past four or five years. This, of course, had an impact on the songwriting, which has become even more intense and emotional."

In addition to the private insight of the band’s soul, another new aspect came into play: Nikola Mijic, a powerful vocalist from Serbia, has recently become the front man of the band. Mijic is the successor to Urban Breed, who separated from the band in spring 2021. "Nikola is a very talented and experienced singer," Lochert reports proudly. More...

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Vulvodynia Premiere New Song "Praenuntius Ascends"

South African slamming brutal death metal band Vulvodynia premiere a new single called “Praenuntius Ascends (feat. Jon Huber & Matti Way)”, taken from their upcoming new album "Praenuntius Infiniti". The track features Jon Huber (Bludgeoned, ex-I, Detest, ex-Pathology, ex-I Declare War) Matti Way (ex-Abominable Putridity, ex-Pathology) which will be out in stores later this year via Unique Leader Records.

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Feed The Corpses To The Pigs Premiere New Track

Albuquerque’s grind/brutal death metal band Feed the Corpses to the Pigs premiere a new song and lyric video “Jesus Is My Respirator”, taken from their impending debut album "This Insidious Horror", due out October 15th via Pain Gore Death Productions.

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Autokrator Premiere "The Great Persecution"

French blackened death metal entity Autokrator premiere a new song entitled “The Great Persecution”, taken from their upcoming new album "Persecution". The record comes out on November 5 through Krucyator Productions.

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Silent Planet Premiere New Music Video

Silent Planet's fourth studio full-length “Iridescent” will be released on November 05th by UNFD. A music video for two new singles from it “Terminal” & “(liminal);” has premiered streaming below:

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Cradle Of Filth Premiere New Music Video

The official music video for Cradle Of Filth‘s latest advance track “Necromantic Fantasies” has premiered online and is streaming via YouTube below. Vicente Cordero helmed the video, having also directed the group’s previous clip for “Crawling King Chaos“.

Cradle Of Filth‘s new studio full-length “Existence Is Futile“, will be released on October 22nd, 2021.

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