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Last updated on August 29, 2016 at 10:51 AM ET

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

Opeth Issues 6th Studio Report On "Sorceress"

Opeth released a sixth studio report for the upcoming new album "Sorceress," which will drop on September 30th via the band’s own Nuclear Blast imprint label, Moderbolaget Records.

In the clip, Fredrik Åkesson shares his experience with the guitar recording process for the album.

The track list for "Sorceress" is:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return)

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The Reticent To Release Conceptual Album

Grammy nominated Christopher Hathcock has returned with the fourth album from The Reticent. Heaven & Hell Records is pleased to announce the October 5th release of "On The Eve Of A Goodbye." The album was produced by Jamie King (BTBAM, The Wretched, Scale The Summit), and will be released on limited edition CD with complete lyrics.

Check out the official video for album track "The Girl Broken" at this location, as well as "The Comprehension" video in the player below.

This is undoubtedly the most ambitious and intense offering from The Reticent to date. An uncompromising autobiographical concept record, "On the Eve Of A Goodbye" is certain to exceed all expectations, boasting 73 minutes of stirring progressive metal that must be heard in its entirety to grasp the full magnitude.

"On The Eve Of A Goodbye" is an autobiographical concept album. All of the tracks serve to detail the day before, day of, and day after the suicide of The Reticent's mastermind Chris Hathcock's childhood friend, Eve. The songs chronicle his concern for her, her deterioration into self-hatred, and culminates with the tragic act and its aftermath. Not only a stylistic contrast to previous releases, this album is also intensely more personal than past Reticent albums (which were already emotional purges). The album is intended to be heard as a single entity rather than a collection of tracks. More...

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Scarlet Aura Releases Details Of "Falling Sky"

On the heels of signing with Pure Steel Records sub label, Pure Rock Records, Romanian melodic rock act Scarlet Aura announced the first details for the upcoming new album "Falling Sky." The album is set to drop worldwide on October 7th.

The track list for "Falling Sky" is:

1. Immortal In Your Eyes
2. Colour Blind
3. You're Not Alone
4. My Own Nightmare
5. Chasing White Horses
6. Falling Sky
7. Silent Tears
8. Shamaniac Eye
9. Fortune Teller
10. Riding Like the Wind
11. Silent Tears (Radio Edit) More...

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Tytus Signs With Sliptrick For Debut LP "Rises"

Italy's Tytus play heavy metal in the glorious tradition of bands like Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Megadeth and so on. The band is a classic four-piece: Mark Simon Hell and Ilija Riffmeister on lead guitars, the second handling also lead vocals, Markey Moon on bass and Bardy on drums.

All of the members made are experienced in the punk, rock and hardcore European scene from bands like Gonzales, La Piovra, Eu's Arse and Upset Noise. While rising from the mud of 80's hard rock, the four-headed monster stomp its big feet in the swamps of stoner rock with the urgency of punk rock. The debut full length opus "Rises" will be published in October 2016 by Sliptrick Records. A lyric video for the new song "Desperate Hopes" can be viewed below.

The album was recorded and mixed at Track Terminal Studio in Trieste by drummer Bardy, and then mastered at Dead Air Studios in Leverett (MA, USA) by Will Killingsworth. It features guest appearances by Will Wallner (White Wizzard) and the german singer and songwriter Conny Ochs. Conny Ochs also created the cover artwork (shown below). More...

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Darkwell Issues "Yoshiwara" Music Video

Austrian gothic metal act Darkwell issued a music video for the new song "Yoshiwara." The song is taken from the upcoming new album "Moloch," which is due to drop on September 23rd via Massacre Records.

"Moloch" is the band's first album in 12 years. The track list is as follows:

1. Moloch
2. In Nomine Serpentis
3. Yoshiwara
4. Fall of Ishtar
5. Save My Sight
6. Bow Down
7. Clandestine
8. Loss of Reason
9. Im Lichte
10. Golem
11. Awakening More...

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Cretura Posts More Behind The Scenes Clips

Norwegian symphonic extreme metal act Cretura released a second in a series of video clips featuring a behind the scenes look at the recording of the band's third studio release "Fall of the Seventh Golden Star." The album is available now via Wormholedeath.

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Gloryful Proclaims "Hail To The King" In New Video

Last Friday German power metal act Gloryful released the new studio album "End of the Night" via Massacre Records.

Today, the released another video clip - this time for the album's fifth track "Hail to the King." Check it out in the player below.

The track list for "End of the Night" is:

1. Intro: Dawn of the Raven King
2. This Means War (see music video here)
3. The Glorriors
4. Heart of Evil
5. Hail to the King
6. For Victory
7. End of the Night
8. God Against Man
9. On Fire
10. Rise of the Sacred Star

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Pretty Maids Begins To "Face The World"

Danish metal veterans Pretty Maids released the first single and video clip from the upcoming new album "Kingmaker." Check out "Face the World" in the player below. The band's 15th full length studio release will be issued by Frontiers Music srl on November 4th.

The track listing is as follows:

1. When God Took A Day Off
2. Kingmaker
3. Face The World
4. Humanize Me
5. Last Beauty On Earth
6. Bull's Eye
7. King Of The Right Here And Now
8. Heavens Little Devil
9. Civilized Monsters
10. Sickening
11. Was That What You Wanted

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Of Mice & Men Premieres New Song "Contagious"

Of Mice & Men premieres a new track titled "Contagious" from the band's forthcoming album "Cold World", out September 09th via Rise Records. You can hear it at this location (BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P Carter") skipping ahead to 28:53.

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Voice Of Ruin Issues Album Update

Swiss metal band Voice Of Ruin is gearing up to recording a new full-length album, with the band issuing this statement via Facebook:

"Today we just put an end to the writing and pre-production process of our new album which will be produced, recorded and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Sylosis) during October at Long Wave and Rockfield studios (UK). We are really excited and eager to write the next chapter of the band's journey." More...

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An Autumn For Crippled Children Releasing New LP

The new An Autumn For Crippled Children decadent opus “Eternal” will be printed on LP format, limited to 200 copies, on October 17th, 2016. Themes on this album will be the deadly mixture of decay, a sense of loss, and the scent of death. The track listing is as follows:

SIDE A
1. Eternal Youth 04:28
2. I Will Never Let You Die 04:12
3. On Fire 04:20
4. Farewell 03:59
5. This Small Space You Occupied Is So Empty Now 04:52

SIDE B
6. You Have Been In The Shadows For So Long 05:03
7. Days Of Sleep 04:54
8. Swallowed By Night’s Despair 03:26
9. Cloud Mood 04:30
10. Matters Of The Heart 04:51 More...

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Susperia To Release New Album

Norwegian band Susperia - which recruited new vocalist Bernt Fjellestad last summer - just recorded a new album, with full details pending. For now, the group issued this statement online:

"Susperia are now in search for a record label to release our new album and our back catalouge. Please spread the word! We've gone back to our roots, with a more brutal expression both vocal and music wise. Still with the melodic Susperia sound you know, but more grim. We can't wait for you to hear it!" More...

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Controlled Bleeding Streams Full New Album

The longstanding and prolific experimentalist project Controlled Bleeding returns with a first proper studio album since 2002, entitled "Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps." The full album has come online and can be heard below.

Guitarist and band co-founder Paul Lemos comments: "'Larva Lumps' has been a long time coming. In fact, I have sat on most of this music for some three or four years until I was finally able to release the album as I wanted it to be seen and heard, thanks to Storming the Base and Artoffact Records.

"Enhanced by Greg Jacobsen's singularly twisted cover paintings, 'Larva Lumps' captures the same visceral intensity and excitement that first inspired me to move forward with Knees and Bones, back in the early '80s. It also offers the first results of what I hope will be a long and fruitful relationship with new collaborators, Chvad 'Meatleg' Bernhard and Mike Bazini, as well as original drummer and long time friend, Tony Meola." More...

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