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Last updated on February 26, 2017 at 2:15 PM ET

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Hammerdrone Offering Track For Free Download

Canadian melodic death metal band Hammerdrone today releases the title track from forthcoming second album, "Dark Harvest," as a free download - grab your copy at Bandcamp here.

At times crushingly heavy, and at times quietly introspective, the single showcases the band's trademark marriage of intense aggression, melodic subtlety, and headbang-inducing-shout-out-choruses.

New album "Dark Harvest" is due to drop March 24th, 2017 and for more info be sure to check out our recent interview with the band. More...

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Abuse Announces New Album

Like a sucker punch to the gut, Abuse storms back onto the death metal landscape after a lengthy sixteen year hangover.

This Canadian outfit recently enlisted the inhuman skills from U.S. skin basher Lord Marco (Neurogenic & Six Feet Under) on drums. Together they have blended the rawest ingredients of death metal, with a hint of tasteless grind, for an unforgiving cocktail of immoral brutality.

New album "Nothing is Safe" drops May 26th via Comatose Music and includes the following amusingly ludicrous track listing:

01. Fuck Me or I'll Kill Us Both
02. Gibbeted
03. She Never Knew What Hit Her
04. Pwned!
05. I'm so Horny...
06. ...Nothing is Safe
07. Unsafeword
08. Swine
09. Snake
10. Bitchkabob More...

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Jinjer Posts "Captain Clock"

Jinjer - one of the Ukraine's best-kept extreme metal secrets - today unleashes a brand new lyric video ahead of headlining shows across Europe in March and April. Check out the groove metal clip for "Captain Clock" below, taken off latest album "King Of Everything."

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Demon Head Releases New Video

"Hic Svnt Dracones" is a heavy anthem with a burning drive about tearing off the shackles that wear us down and daring to go were the maps have white spots. Follow the sinister leads and groove to a place between borderland and underworld with the video below.

Demon Head will also soon tour the UK, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and mainland Europe upon the "Thunder On The Fields" album release this coming April 7th. Dates are as follows:

4/3 Copenhagen, DK. Ungdomshuset 10 years
31/3 Gothenburg, SWE
1/4 Linköping, SWE - The Sign Fest
7/4 Malmö, SWE - Release show
8/4 Copenhagen, DK - Release show
13/4 - 17/4 England Tour - Tour Dates TBA
28/4 Copenhagen - Nothern discomfort festival
11/5 - 14/5 Finland Tour - Tour Dates TBA
26/5 Aarhus, TBA - Denmark
27/5 Aalborg, 1000fryd - Denmark
16/8 - 22/8 Europen Tour - Tour Dates TBA

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Sunday Old School: BMHM Part 4. Thou Art Lord

Sadly, we've come to the closing chapter of this year's Black Metal History Month. Over the past weeks we've examined the influential Czech band Master's Hammer, Canada's most beloved black metal outfit Blasphemy and the understated but important presence of Norway's, Thorns and this week, we'll be rounding things up by taking a look at a supergroup from Greece whose members all have a background in extreme music, several of whom achieved success in their own right. And so we close Black Metal History Month's sixth installment with a feature on Thou Art Lord.

Thou Art Lord began life in the Greek capital of Athens in 1993, the brainchild of Rotting Christ frontman Sakis Tolis and George Zacharopoulos, AKA The Magus of Necromantia (and part time keyboardist for Rotting Christ) on guitars and bass respectively, being joined in their endeavour by Mortify vocalist Gothmog (John Hiotellis.) The trio recorded a demo "The Cult of the Horned One" before releasing their first EP, "Diabolou Archaes Legeones," both in 1993, the same year that they also released a split 7" vinyl with Belgian black metal group, Ancient Rites. More...

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Chris Barnes Interview Part II: Cannibal Corpse

Part two of my discussion with Florida Death Metal Legend Chris Barnes goes back to the early days of Cannibal Corpse. We discuss topics such as early support for the band and Chris’ influences as a writer. Murder is a main topic and we discuss several serial killers, or “dissect,” as one could say. First, though, we need to step back in time and relive my intro to Cannibal Corpse first authored here, in my first column of an ongoing series I’m going to present on “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” This excerpt was taken from the column “The Golden Years of Death Metal: 1985-1995.”


“It was the fall of 1992 my friend and I were waiting to see Metallica for the first time. We were still figuring out metal and listening to mostly popular bands, but this crazy, Satanic metal head at school let me borrow Cannibal Corpse’s “Butchered At Birth” (1991) and “Tombs of the Mutilated” (1992) The lyrical content was especially offensive.

You just don’t paint pictures of zombies cutting up babies and hanging them on clothes lines out to dry. We heard songs of war, personal strife, Satan, etc, but never having sex with corpses, putting people on meat hooks or smashing in someone’s face with a hammer.

The music was too fast and the vocals weren’t clear, even with the lyric sheet. It wasn’t until three years later when a buddy in college let me borrow “The Bleeding” (1994) that I began to understand Cannibal Corpse. This album featured understandable lyrics and refrain that wasn’t as apparent on earlier efforts.

While not losing a step, or a foot, in their quest for semi-stardom, the group brought out it’s crown opus—the one that produced their theme song that they also close their set with, “Stripped, Raped And Strangled.” In 1995, during recording sessions for a new album, singer Chris Barnes was dismissed and replaced by Monstrosity singer George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher. Barnes rose from what may have seemed his tomb and formed one of the most popular death metal bands in the coming years, Six Feet Under, which also featured members of Obituary and Massacre.” More...

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Zig Zags Debuts New Song & Music Video

Zig Zags debuts a new song and video entitled "Riddle of Steel", taken from the band's brand new new 7-inch, out in stores now via Famous Class.

Check out now "Riddle of Steel" below.

In other news the band will be heading to Europe for all of March on tour. Check them out on the following dates: More...

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Saturn Premieres New Song & Video "Still Young"

Sweden's traditional heavy metal band Saturn premieres a new song and music video titled "Still Young", taken from the upcoming new album "Beyond Spectra", which will be out in stores on March 31st via Rise Above Records.

Check out now "Still Young" below.

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Patria Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Brazilian black metal outfit Patria premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Magna Adversia", which will be out in stores March 3rd 2017 through Soulseller Records.

Check out now "Magna Adversia" in its entirety below.

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Within The Ruins Premieres New Song

Within The Ruins premieres a new song entitled "Objective Reality", taken from the upcoming new album "Halfway Human", which comes out on March 3rd via eOne.

Check out now "Objective Reality" below.

Catch Within the Ruins on tour with Born of Osiris and Volumes right now: More...

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