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Last updated on October 9, 2015 at 3:13 PM ET

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

Outre Signs Record Deal

Polish black metal band Outre has inked a deal with Debemur Morti Productions, with the label having this to say:

"All those people telling me that black metal sucks nowadays: YOU ARE DAMN WRONG! Talent is everywhere. Those curious enough to dig through the endless piles of shit released every day can find themselves rewarded with BLACK jewels!

"And today, I'm proud to announce that one such glistening gem is joining Debemur Morti Productions: welcome to Polish horde Outre, masters in the craft of Eerie black metal mantras!

"If you’re not familiar with them, I urge you to get your filthy ears on their debut album 'Ghost Chants.' This is, without a doubt, one of the best black metal records of the year. You can check this unholy masterpiece below. 'Ghosts Chants' is available on CD and will shortly be available on vinyl via Third Eye Temple/Godz Ov War Productions/Essential Purification Records. For the nostalgic, a European MC version is available through Monotonstudio Records and a North American one via Medus Crush Recordings. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to get this stellar album!

"Debemur Morti Productions will be honoured to unleash Outre’s as yet untitled second album, on which the band is already hard at work. All going to plan release is due Autumn/Winter 2016."

The band also comments: "We are happy about this upcoming cooperation which is a significant step in our history. It's flattering that we could join DMP and become part of their roster. We have already started to work on the concept and musical sketches for the second full length album and what is coming out seems pretty promising " More...

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Hells Headbangers Comments On Jim Konya's Passing

Yesterday we reported the passing of longtime Nunslaughter drummer Jim Konya at age 44. Jim had suffered a debilitating stroke on September 7, right after brightening the spirits of many attendees of Hells Headbangers' Hells Headbash - Part 2 that weekend.

On September 27, he suffered another, more severe stroke. Although hope lingered, his condition continued to worsen. On October 7, the decision was made to remove Jim from life support, and he left this mortal coil at 7:10 pm EST.

Whether it was through selfless encouragement or his characteristically mischievous sense of humor, his impact on the worldwide metal and punk scenes was nothing but positive. "Jim Sadist" was most renowned for his work in NunSlaughter, for whom he drummed for 20 years, but for nearly as long, he drummed for Schnauzer and fronted (and occasionally drummed for) The Spawn of Satan, who released the very first record on Hells Headbangers.

Recently, the label offered a special The Spawn of Satan download collection for donation to a medical expense fund, and will continue to offer it for Jim's final expenses here. Hells Headbangers label head Chase Horval had the following to say about Jim's passing: More...

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Vhol Streaming New Song

A new Vhol track called "Red Chaos" has come online and can be heard in the player below. The track comes off "Deeper Than Sky," due to drop October 23, 2015 through Profound Lore Records. The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Desolate Damned (streaming here)
2. 3AM
3. Deeper Than Sky
4. Paino
5. Red Chaos
6. Lightless Sun
7. The Tomb More...

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Walking Stone Giants Signs With Sliptrick

Greek metal trio Walking Stone Giants has officially joined the Sliptrick Records roster, and the label had this to say:

''There is a Walking Stone Giant in every one of us. When feeling the rage to step on and demolish anything that stands as an obstacle to you, then you are it, you are a Walking Stone Giant. We are many and there are more to join. Headbangers of the planet, unite to walk the way together...'

"Walking Stone Giants is a metal power trio from Thessaloniki, Greece that recently signed a worldwide deal with Sliptrick Records for the release of latest album titled 'Sons of Gaia.' It's guitar oriented heavy hard rock for all the music enthusiasts out there into low-pitched slick vocals with pounding rhythms and loud guitars... there's plenty of headbanging time in this album!" More...

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Freakangel Posts "The Show Of Violence" DVD Online

Industrial / metal band Freakangel released live DVD "The Show Of Violence" online - check out the full 45 minute performance in the YouTube player provided below.

"The Show Of Violence" was filmed during Freakangel's "The Ones To Fall" tour in the winter of 2014. "The Show Of Violence" will also be available as an eleven track live album today - grab your copy at Bandcamp here. More...

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Amaranthe Announces B-Sides Compilation

Amaranthe will be releasing a digital-only compilation of B-sides on October 30, 2015. "Breaking Point - B-Sides 2011-2015" will feature eight tracks, and the band also comments:

"As some of you know, Amaranthe has recorded quite a few b-sides and bonus tracks throughout the years. We've always tried to keep the quality high, as something extra for our fans, but until now a lot of these tracks have been hard-to-find rarities, and quite spread out. We are now very excited to release a collection of some of the best b-sides and bonuses: Breaking Point: B-sides 2011-2015. It focuses on some of the best acoustic renditions of fan favorites as well as a couple of originals from the early days! Enjoy this rare and different side of Amaranthe."

1. Hunger (Acoustic)
2. Afterlife (Acoustic)
3. Amaranthine (Acoustic)
4. Burn With Me (Acoustic)
5. Trinity (Acoustic)
6. True (Acoustic)
7. Breaking Point
8. Splinter In My Soul

Additionally, Amaranthe will soon release a new video for the song "True," which lives on 2014's "Massive Addictive" and which is acoustically rendered on the B-sides release.

"With the high-octane energy of singles/videos 'Digital World' and 'Drop Dead Cynical,' we wanted a slightly more mellow third single," guitarist Olof explained. "The choice fell upon 'True,' which provides a great contrast with its hopeful yet melancholy lyrics and style. To match this with the perfect video, we once again turned to mastermind Patric Ullaeus, and the result is an inspiring and engaging take on how your dreams and visions don't always turn out the way you planned. But instead, there might be something greater than you hoped for down the line, as long as your heart stays true." More...

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Sudbury Metal Festival Set To Annihilate Ontario

Sudbury Metal Fest returns for its seventh year supporting Canadian metal with 36 bands from across the country, along with showcasing international talent that includes Negura Bunget and Grimegod from Romania plus Dyanfari from Iceland.

For three days Sudbury, ON will be biggest mosh pit in Canada from October 23 to October 25 with two stages at the Sudbury Events Centre and Asylum, both located at 19 Regent Street. SMF organzier Mark Howitt comments:

"Sudbury Metal Fest has a reputation for showcasing bands that are on the rise and doing big things, and we feel that this year's line up is a solid display of underground and independent bands that Canadian fans need to see live and know about. In the past, bands we have showcased at these events have went on to win Juno awards, and this year we feel is no exception.

"Artists like Exes For Eyes, Thantifaxath, Zaum, and Corrupt Leaders to name just a few, are making big waves and have had appearances at some large festivals in Canada and the US. It is really great to be able to display some of Canada's rising stars all in one event. For the first time, this years line up also has the inclusion of punk and hardcore bands such as the legendary punk band The Ripcordz. We are extremely excited to have brought this unique festival back to life and the response so far has been over the top." More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Releases Digital Mix Tape

The fourth installment of the annual Southwest Terror Fest takes over Tucson, Arizona in just one week, with four days of live mayhem running from October 15 through 18. A mixtape with a ton of free music is also now streaming in advance of the melee, organized by the festival promoters. Check it out below, courtesy of CVLT Nation.

Boasting a killer array of artists from across the extreme underground music scene, the headlining acts for Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 include Sleep, Acid King, Dropdead, Bongripper, and a collaborative set from Thou & The Body, with additional highlights including sets from Xibalba, Landmine Marathon, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Graves At Sea, Cult Leader, Call Of The Void, Demon Lung, Immortal Bird, In The Company Of Serpents, Dead To A Dying World, Abstracter, Gale, and many others. A full list is available below. More...

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Like Moths To Flames Is "Fighting Fire With Fire"

Like Moths To Flames is getting ready to unleash third full length album "The Dying Things We Live For" on October 23, 2015 via Rise Records.

Today the band premieres a visual clip for "Fighting Fire With Fire" to get fans stoked on the release. Directed by Max Moore, the video shows Like Moths To Flames performing in a small room packed wall to wall with fans from the Louisville, KY area.

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Saints Of Death Posts New Lyric Video

Vancouver's Saints Of Death just posted a new lyric video for the track "Angels & Demons," which is one of five annihilating thrashing death tracks on the band's recently released debut EP. The self-titled EP's full track listing is as follows:

1. Army of Dead (4:22)
2. Doom 5.1 (4:43)
3. Blood Vendetta (3:12)
4. Revolution (4:30)
5. Angels & Demons (4:26) More...

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So Hideous Streaming Full "Laurestine" Album

With the release of So Hideous' monumental sophomore album, "Laurestine," one week away, a stream of the full album comes online and can be heard below.

One continuous piece of music from start to finish, "Laurestine" is a supremely intense journey in sound, created with the help of a 30-piece orchestra. Through its music and lyrics, the album tells a story of one man's post-mortem odyssey toward an afterlife. Influenced heavily by film scores,

"Laurestine" brings modern classical composition into the realm of metal and hardcore, resulting in a truly "post-metal" experience that is technically awe-inspiring and emotionally ravaging. The new album was recorded by Dean Baltulonis (Lucero, Sick of It All) and by Chris Montgomery (Lily Allen, Mumford & Sons). More...

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Nyx Goes "Beyond"

Nyx - the female-fronted extreme metal duo from Germany - is premiering the first song from upcoming album "Home" today. Expected to drop on October 30, 2015 via Agonia Records, "Home" will be the debut offering from the band. Listen to the song "Beyond" below.

"Home" was recorded and produced in Blackout Studio (Enthroned, Corpus Christii, Emptiness, Lvcifyre) with Enthroned's bassist Phorgath behind the console.

The band commented: "The album is all in all a conceptional work. The development of lyriclines, music and visual art was seen as a whole and could not have worked seperately. During the whole process from first note until the finishing touches, we kept our minds open for discovering new ways. Phorgat (Enthroned) and his great, dedicated team was the best choice for bringing our ideas alive (and as we don’t think about putting music in genres and we’re having an uncommon member-structure, we accept polarization in order not to limit ourselves).

"At the studio, we chose a song by song-approach instead of the more often used instrument by instrument-way. This was a very good workway, as we could, (with Phorgat (Enthroned) ) have our full focus on only one song at a time, watch it grow and figure out what it needs to transport the lyrical meaning perfectly."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Beyond
2. Chaos Pt. 20 - Black Isle
3. Chaos Pt. 38 - Metastases
4. Prelude
5. S.ave O.ur S.ouls
6. Deep
7. Going On
8. Home
9. Swallowed Screaming More...

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Sofy Major Posts "We See Fire" Video

As French racket brigade Sofy Major prepares to launch third LP, "Waste," at the end of October, brand new noise from the platter has been expulsed through a riotous new video for the ripping "We See Fire." Give it a watch below.

Solar Flare Records will release "Waste" on October 29, 2015. Sofy Major will return to the road heavily soon, leading off with a major European tour with labelmates Pigs. Upcoming dates are as follows:

10/15/2015 Power Lunches - Londres, FR
10/16/2015 Le Picolo - Paris, FR
10/17/2015 La Zone - Liège, FR
10/18/2015 Café Français - Vesoul, FR
10/21/2015 Sonic Ballroom - Cologne, DE
10/22/2015 La Péniche - Lille, FR
10/23/2015 Poppodium Baroe - Rotterdam, NL
10/24/2015 Magasin 4 - Bruxelles, BE
10/25/2015 L'Usine - Geneva, CH
10/26/2015 Exit Us - Prague, CZ
10/27/2015 Fluc - Vienna, AU
10/28/2015 Freakout Club - Bologna, IT
10/29/2015 Init - Rome, IT
10/30/2015 Raindogs House - Savona, IT
10/31/2015 Lo Fi - Milan, IT w/ Mutoid Man
11/03/2015 La Scène Michelet - Nantes, FR
11/04/2015 Black Sheep - Montpellier, FR
11/05/2015 Grrrd Zero - Lyon, FR
11/06/2015 La Giraffe Ronde - Marvejols, FR
11/07/2015 Gare Mondiale - Bergerac, FR
11/09/2015 La Coopérative de Mai - Clermont-Ferrand, FR
11/10/2015 Iboat - Bordeaux, FR
11/11/2015 Pavillons Sauvages - Toulouse, FR
11/12/2015 Grand Café - Poitiers, FR
11/13/2015 Le Kalif - Rouen, FR More...

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Déluge Posts Full Album Online

French black metal outfit Déluge recently released debut album "Aether" via LADLO Productions, and now all the tracks have hit digital airwaves. Pick up your copy at Bandcamp here or stream all the songs below. The "Aether" track listing is as follows:

1. Avalanche 04:50
2. Appât 05:18
3. Mélas-Kholé 03:54
4. Naufrage 05:14
5. Houle 06:53
6. Klarträumer 09:29
7. Vide 06:09
8. Hypoxie 07:14
9. Bruine 06:32 More...

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Cult Leader Streams Full New Album

Cult Leader "Lightless Walk" doesn't hit stores until October 16, 2015 but you can stream the entire album now starting today - listen in below. Cult Leader also has the following impending North American tour dates:

10/10: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
10/17: Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest w/ Sleep
10/19: Kansas City, MO @ El Torren
10/20: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs
10/21: Toronto, ON @ Parts and Labour
10/22: Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
10/23: Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
10/24: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/25: Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
10/26: Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
10/27: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
10/28: Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
10/29: Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/30: Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
10/31: Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/01: Jacksonville, FL @ Birdhouse
11/02: Atlanta, GA @ 529
11/03: Nashville, TN @ The End
11/04: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
11/05: New Orleans, LA @ Sisters in Christ More...

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Inverted Serenity Releases New Album

Two years in the making, Winnipeg, MB's Inverted Serenity is proud to unleash latest creation "Integral," featuring the group's brand of technical groovy death metal rooted in musical duality and lyricism.

The follow-up to 2013 debut "Manifestation of Eternity in a World of Time" is now available and can be ordered at Bandcamp here or streamed in full below. The "Integral" track listing is as follows:

1. Yugen (5:09)
2. Everscending (5:44)
3. Grasp of Impermanence (4:24)
4. Coeur (4:47)
5. Integral (5:14)
6. Under One Sky (4:39)
7. Breath of Life (7:16)
8. Volatile Thirst (3:10)
9. Wrought (Rot) (4:51)
10. Elemental Abyss (5:49) More...

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Steelwing Announces New Album's Track Listing

Today the Swedish metal outfit Steelwing releases the track listing for upcoming album "Reset, Reboot, Redeem."

The album will be available digitally as well as on CD and vinyl versions this coming November 20, with pre-orders up right here.

1. Carbon Waste Lifeforms
2. Reset, Reboot, Redeem
3. Ozymandias
4. Och världen gav vika
5. Architects of Destruction
6. Network
7. Like Shadows, like Ghosts
8. Hardwired
9. We Are All Left Here to Die More...

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Winterhorde Reveals New Album Details

Winterhorde today unveils the artwork for upcoming third album "Maestro," which was created by Eliran Kantor and can be seen below.

The band comments: "We are super exited about the final result, as it reflects exactly the mood of the album. Eliran did an excellent work, with the most professional approach to the matter."

Kantor commented: "Winterhorde crafted a haunting tale of dementia that is rich in dark atmosphere and theatrical sensibility, and the artwork was meant to capture its essence while portraying one of its pivotal scenes. Eastern-European theater/cinema poster-art was a big influence here, as it fits the story's setting and Winterhorde's creative twist on extreme metal aesthetics."

"Maestro" was recorded by Alex Feldman at Sound Studios, Tel Aviv and by V.Santura at Gustavo's in Ofer, Israel. The mixing duties will be handled by V. Santura in Woodshed Studio, Germany and mastering by Jens Bogren in Fascination Street Studios, Sweden. The "Maestro" track listing is as follows:

1. That Night in Prague
2. Antipath
3. Worms of Soul
4. They came with Eyes of Fire
5. Chronic Death
6. The Heart of Coryphee
7. A Dying Swan
8. Maestro
9. Through the broken Mirror
10. Cold
11. Dancing in Flames More...

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Circus Maximus Returns To ProgPower USA In 2016

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Norweigian progressive metal act act Circus Maximus will take the second slot in for Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 2, joining opener Gloryhammer. Lord and Stream of Passion and were previously announced as acts one and two for Wednesday, Day 1 (September 7, 2016).

The current lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Slot #3 - TBA
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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Rage Announces New EP, First Tour With New Lineup

Germany's Rage, reborn following the split with Victor Smolski and Andre Hilgers with the new lineup of Marcos Rodriguez (guitars) and Vassilios Maniatopoulous (drums) backing founder Peavy Wagner (bass/vocals), have announced a new EP "My Way" and the first live dates for the revised lineup. The 4-track EP will be issued via Nuclear Blast on January 22nd as a MCD and a 7"-vinyl exclusively. Pre-order "My Way" at this location.

Peavy stated: "This EP will shorten your waiting time until the release of our new album – the first one since 2012 – which will be in the shops next May…," reveals Peavy.

The EP contains four tracks, two re-recorded ones from the splendid album "Black In Mind" and a brand-new song in an English and Spanish. The track list is:

1. My Way (New Song)
2. Black In Mind (2015 Re-Recorded)
3. Sent By The Devil (2015 Re-Recorded)
4. Apuesto A Ganar (Spanish version of 'My Way') More...

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Overwind Signs With Power Prog Records

Russian progressive power metal act Overwind signed on with Power Prog Records for the release of the sophomore album "Level Complete." The album is set to drop on December 11th as an audio CD, download card, digital download and album stream.

Overwind was founded in Krasnodar in autumn 2013, where the four experienced musicians Anton Emelyanov (Guitar), Sergey Krasnozhen (Drums), Alexander Chumakov (Vocals) and Misha Gigava (Bass) began to compose and write material for the debut album "Illustrator." Offering exceptional reviews and ratings and through live performances, the guys quickly made a national name which stands for high-quality metal with a twist.

With the new LP "Level Complete," Overwind builds on where the debut ends and continues the outlandish chosen musical path with constancy, energy and a lot of self-reliance. Songwriting and compositions are favored by a powerful sound engineering, showcasing a true feast of modern hard metal sounds that will delight any metal fan. The album features guest appearances by Peter 'Peavy' Wagner (Rage, Refuge), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Victor Smolski (Almanac, ex-Rage, Mind Odyssey) and Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie, Alex Argento).

The track list for "Level Complete" is:

1. Overture
2. Insider
3. Stop The Time (Feat. Tim 'Reaper' Owens & Victor Smolski)
4. The War Between Us
5. Level Complete
6. Million Miles Away (Feat. Peter 'Peavy' Wagner)
7. Victoria
8. Aqualand (Feat. Marco Sfogli)
9. Comfort Me
10. Affliction
11. Never Say Goodbye More...

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Speaking The King's Streaming New Track "Choke"

California quartet Speaking The King's is streaming the new track "Choke." The song is featured on the full-length debut entitled "Carousel," which is out on October 16th via Nuclear Blast.

Check it out here:.

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Destiny Announces New Guitarist, New Album Artwork

Swedish metal act Destiny announced the addition of German born guitarist, and former Dawn of Destiny member, Veith Offenbächer into the band.

In 2006, Offenbächer joined Dawn of Destiny, with whom he released five albums and guested on the sixth. Earlier this year, after a final tour, Veith left Dawn of Destiny and moved to Sweden with his family.

Veith was a longtime fan of Destiny (since the early '90's). He met Destiny bassist Stefan Björnshög, which in turn led to a guest appearance on the upcoming new release ”Climate Change." It was only natural, that after his relocation he would eventually end up in Destiny, who already had plans to add an second guitarist to compliment Michael Åberg. Veith will make his live debut with Destiny in the first half of 2016. ? More...

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Malfunction Premieres New Song "Drift"

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, hardcore/metal act Malfunction premieres its brand new song "Drift", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Fear of Failure", out in stores on November 20 via Bridge Nine Records.

Check out now "Drift" below.

The band will also be hitting the road with Terror, Code Orange. Check out the dates below: More...

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Born Of Osiris Premieres New Song "Free Fall"

Born Of Osiris premieres another new song titled "Free Fall", taken from the forthcoming album "Soul Sphere", which has officially been set for an October 23rd release via Sumerian Records.

Check out now "Free Fall" below.

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Saviours Premieres New Track "Hell’s Floor"

Saviours premieres another new track titled "Hell’s Floor", taken from the upcoming album "Palace Of Vision", which will be out in stores on October 30th via Listenable Records.

Check it out now below.

Catch Saviours performing live on the upcoming tour dates below: More...

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