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Last updated on May 31, 2016 at 11:21 AM ET

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

Pessimist Returning With New Lineup

MDD Records just issued this announcement about German thrash group Pessimist returning with a new lineup:

"Recently it was a little quieter around the thrashers Pessimist, but these days the band announces back with some news. First, the line-up was completed again, the new man on the guitar will be announced in the coming days. With this step, the live activities are re-fired and as a taster the 'Blood Will Flow' live video was published.

"In addition, after the summer is approaching a re-release of the now very out of print debut album 'Call For War,' which includes the first demo of the band titled 'Nuclear Holocaust' as a bonus. The demo is almost nowhere available for several years and will be published with the upcoming album with a remastered sound."

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Aktaion Releasing "The Parade Of Nature"

The Swedish metal outfit Aktaion will release new album "The Parade of Nature" featuring guests like Christopher Amott (Armageddon, ex-Arch Enemy) and Joey Concepcion (Dead By Wednesday, Armageddon) on July 29th, 2016.

The album was mixed by Staffan Birkedal at Soul Noise Studios, mastered by Ry Wick at Violent Groove, and the artwork was done by Sigma Collective. Check out a teaser trailer below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. As the Hope Collapses
2. Candid Flow of the Shrapnel Dust
3. Seven
4. Walrus March
5. The Parade of Nature (feat. Christopher Amott)
6. Stones into Sand (feat. Joey Concepcion)
7. Death Coloured Gold (feat. Christopher Amott)
8. Gold Coloured Dreams
9. For All the Things
10. The Silent Song (feat. Christopher Amott & John Anderberg)
11. Silence More...

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The Vatican Premieres "The Trump Card"-EP Stream

Seattle based crust/noise-grinders from The Vatican premiere their pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Trump Card", which will be out in stores today, May 31, 2016 on LP, CD, cassette, and digital download formats.

Check out now "The Trump Card" in its entirety below.

Says the band about the EP: More...

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Bullet For My Valentine Premieres New Live Video

Bullet For My Valentine premieres a new a live video showcasing the band performing the track "Raising Hell".

Check it out now below.

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Raw Announces "From The First Glass To The Grave"

The new Raw album "From the First Glass to the Grave" is coming via Aural Music on June 10th, 2016. The label comments:

"Raw does not represent nor does it subscribe to any musical genre or tradition. A two piece project conceived in Calgary, Canada during 2012, Raw'?s purpose has always been an experimental outlet to express the honest emotions and true experiences of its members.

"With influences ranging from old Delta blues, psychedelic rock, country, and black metal, Raw will never be about a musical taste or genre but, rather, a message and voice of true emotion and human experience." More...

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Velnias Streams "Absolution"

The new Velnias track "Absolution" is now available for stream & download. Listen in below or pick it up at Bandcamp here.

Self-recorded by the band for a tour back in March, the "Absolution" track stands as precursor for an upcoming album due in 2017.

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