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Last updated on September 17, 2014 at 9:01 AM ET

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

Noctem Releases New Music Video

Iberian extreme metal act Noctem released a music video for the new track "The Adamantine Doors." The song appears on the upcoming release Prosthetic Records debut "Exilium," which dropped just yesterday in North America.

The album's track list is:

1. Enuma Elish
2. Apsu Dethroned
3. Decrepit Human Kingdom
4. Tiamat’s Crown
5. The Rising Horns
6. Halo of Repugnance
7. Egregor
8. The Splint of Destinations
9. Eidolon
10. The Adamantine Doors
11. Divine Xib’alb’a *
12. The Adamantine Doors (Orchestral Version) *

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Nero Di Marte Streaming New Track "Pulsar"

Italian experimental metal act Nero Di Marte is streaming the new single "Pulsar," the second track released from the upcoming new album "Derivae." The album is set for release via Prosthetic Records on October 27th (EU/UK), October 28th (USA) and Nov .1 (Germany).

The track list for the album is:

1. L’Eclisse
2. Clouded Allure
3. Pulsar
4. Dite
5. Simulacra
6. Il Diluvio
7. Those Who Leave

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220 Volt Releases "Walking In Starlight" Preview

Swedish hard rock/melodic metal act 220 Volt will release the new album "Walking in Starlight" on September 26th via AOR Heaven. The album is the first full length release since 1997's "Lethal Illusion," and first release to feature vocalist Anders Engberg (Sorcerer), who joined in 2013.

The track list for the album is:

1. Walking in Starlight
2. System Overload
3. Broken Promises
4. Alive
5. Blind
6. Stranted
7. Get Me Out
8. The Waiting
9. Through the Wastelands
10. Burning Heart
11. Take a Good Luck
12. One Good Reason
13. Guiding Light More...

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Mob Rules Releases "Timekeeper" Trailer Clip

German melodic metal act Mob Rules celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the upcoming new release "Timekeeper" on October 10th (Germany), October 13th (EU) and October 28th (North America) via SPV/Steamhammer Records. As a precursor, the band issued a trailer clip for the boxset, which consists of two CDs, a single and a live DVD.

The full track list is:


1. Temple Fanfare
2. Pilot of Earth
3. Black Rain
4. Cannibal Nation
5. Astral Hand
6. Close My Eyes
7. Dead Man's Face
8. Among The Gods
9. In The Land Of Wind And Rain
10. Hollowed Be Thy Name
11. Last Farewell
12. Ice And Fire
13. Lord Of Madness (Live)
14. With Sparrows Rain Song (Live) More...

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The Flight Of Sleipnir Details New Album "V"

Colordo psychedelic doom metal act The Flight of Sleipnir, after recently signed on with Napalm Records, announced details on the upcoming new album, which will be entitled "V." The album is set to drop on the following release schedule:

November 24th: CAN
November 25th: USA
November 28th: GAS/FIN/BENELUX
December 1st: UK/Rest of Europe
December 3rd: ESP/SWE

The track list is as follows:

1. Headwinds
2. Sidereal Course
3. The Casting
4. Nothing Stands Obscured
5. Gullveig
6. Archaic Rites
7. Beacon in Black Horizon More...

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Folkstone Announces New Album, Reveals Details

Italian folk masters Folkstone revealed the details on the upcoming new release, which will be entitled "Oltre… l’Abisso." The album drops on November 3, 2014 via the band's own label Folkstone Records, distributed by Audioglobe. The artwork, shown below, was created by Jacopo Berlendis, who worked with the band for the last few releases.

The track listing is as follows:

1. In Caduta Libera
2. Prua Contro il Nulla
3. La Tredicesima Ora
4. Mercanti Anonimi
5. Respiro Avido
6. Manifesto Sbiadito
7. Le Voci della Sera
8. Nella mia Fossa
9. Fuori Sincronia
10. Soffio di Attimi
11. L’Ultima Notte
12. Ruggine
13. Tex (cover Litfiba)
14. Oltre… l’Abisso More...

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ProgPower USA XV: Kick-Off Day With Pagan's Mind

Just one year to the day after the expeditionary US satellite Voyager I left our solar system, pushing mankind’s exploration of space to interstellar regions, Pagan’s Mind, DGM, and Draekon were to push the limits of bombastic progressive and power metal in a live setting and leave the crowd -- and this writer -- with nothing but hyperbole to explain the feat.

After Wednesday’s Midweek Mayhem show, the bar was set high at ProgPower USA XV in Atlanta for Thursday September 11th’s Kick-Off Show festivities. Nevertheless, in ProgPower tradition, Thursday’s show by Swordlord Productions built upon Wednesday’s energy and elevated it beyond the stratosphere. On this night, I and the crowd were to be treated to the talents of the sci-fi prog thrill-seekers of Norway’s Pagan’s Mind, a show that was also to be recorded for a crowd-funded live DVD entitled “Full Circle.”

As if that weren’t enough, Italy’s long-running kings of speed -- DGM -- were to put in a set of their own, with the USA’s own Draekon opening things right. Moreover, Evergrey had just hosted an exclusive listening party for their upcoming album, “Hymns For The Broken,” in the main venue an hour before the doors opened. What a day it was to be! More...

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