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Last updated on July 5, 2015 at 6:48 PM ET

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

Black .44 Finishes Work On New Album

Black .44 has been busy in the studio and now the band's very first album "No Blanks" is ready and will be released on August 28th, 2015 through Inverse Records. First single "The Outlaw" will drop later this month digitally, and the full track listing will be as follows:

1. Overcome
2. Hometown Murderer
3. The Red Saint
4. Into the Grace
5. Born Wrong
6. The Outlaw
7. The Eyes Above
8. Shit Hits The Fan
9. From Right to Wrong More...

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Kaine Parts With Bassist/Vocalist

U.K. band Kaine (which really deserves more exposure than it seems to ever get) has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with a founding member:

"Kaine are sad to report that bass player/vocalist and co-founder of the band Dan Mailer has decided to leave the band.

"Dan has departed due to the financial strain of being in the band and that his heart wasn't in continuing on with Kaine at this point. There’s no ill-feeling between the Dan and the rest of Kaine and we wish him the best with his future endeavours.

"Kaine is now in the process of recruiting a new bass player and an update on the band’s upcoming gigs will be made over the next few days." More...

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Zebras Streaming "Hollow Earth"

The Wisconsin-based, scream-laden hardcore crossover hooligans in Zebras - including members of Those Poor Bastards and Call Me Lightning (French Kiss/Revelation Records) - will release their brand new full-length via Secret Records (digitally on July 14th and on limited edition vinyl September 22nd).

Titled "The City Of Sun," the follow-up to their self-titled debut was recorded at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by drummer Shane Hochstetler (Call Me Lightning, Multiple Truths, Haymarket Riot, Enabler etc.), mastered by Carl Saff (Pencil, Lustre King, Windmills By The Ocean etc.) in Chicago, Illinois and boasts ten sordid tracks of raucous, battering, stripped down punk-infused metal. Opening song "Hollow Earth" can be heard below, and the full track listing is:

1. Hollow Earth
2. The Turning Of The Bones
3. My Apocalypse
4. The Bell
5. Baalbek
6. The Garden
7. Levitation
8. Solomon
9. Vitrified
10. Filled With Fire More...

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Burial In The Sky Offering Album For Free Download

Two-man Pennsylvanian tech death outfit Burial In The Sky is celebrating releasing "Transcendence" a year ago by offering the tracks for free. Burial In The Sky comments:

"Hey BITS fans! Our album 'Transcendence' is now available for FREE at Bandcamp! It is a year old and starting to get a bit dusty! So for anyone who hasn't clicked 'download' on our bandcamp please do! It is "name your price" so if you want you can pay something but if not that is fine as well! We just love the support!"

1. Serpent Of Monotony 03:34
2. Despoiled Corpse 04:18
3. Cognition Transference 04:06 More...

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Tentation Streaming New EP

Recently signed to Inferno Records, French metal outfit Tentation today drops a new self-titled, two-track EP, which can be heard in full below or picked up in various physical and digital editions at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Bruixes 03:06
2. L'épreuve du sang 04:20 More...

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Scissortooth Announces "Novagomorrah"

Vancouver's Scissortoth today announces the release of "Novagomorrah" on July 28th, 2015 via Galy Records.

The full length embodies the aggressive, yet groovy feeling of early Pantera braised with industrial samples and is just under 1 hour spread over tracks engineered and mixed by the band’s own Shawn Hoskins, plus mastered by Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs (Biff Naked, D.O.A., Finger 11). Vocalist/guitarist Derek Lundband comments:

“Can't wait for the album to be released and play these songs live all over, been in the works for a while now, so we're super stoked to finally put it out there. Musically I really dig the feel and the pacing of the songs, like the old school way of piecing an actual album together instead of a couple try hard hits and filler.

"The songs all connect to each other in the true sense of an album. 'Nova Gomorrah' is a modern take on an old story like Sodom and Gomorrah, too much excess then downfall of civilization etc. its got things in there about that stuff but mostly the feel of the music is more connected. It starts off furiously thrashy and ends slower, darker and weighty and everything else is in between. I hope fans of all types of heavier music dig right in and enjoy the album in it's entirety.”

The full track listing is:

1. Hostile Takeover (5:14)
2. 10 30 (4:21)
3. Slowber (5:42)
4. Yellowhead (3:59)
5. Incision (5:05)
6. Shoegazer (5:20)
7. Common Thread (5:24)
8. Rotting Alive (4:38)
9. Nova Gomorrah (8:12)
10. Rats (4:48)
11. Wormwood (5:39) More...

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Saritap Releasing Cassette Tape

The lords of all things underground from Iron Bonehead Productions are proud to present a cassette tape repress of Saritap's "Sorcerers of the Seven Gods" demo, coming out August 7th.

Originally self-released in 2014 on cassette in an edition of 100 copies, "Sorcerers of the Seven Gods" is a swift-yet-splendorous plunge into ancient, mystical black metal as informed by the old Polish gods as classic Inquisition. You can also now stream the tracks in the Bandcamp player below.

1. Sorcerers of the Seven Gods 04:24
2. Serpent's Stones Mysteries 05:13
3. Tower of the Black Moon 04:16
4. Cemetery Shadows 05:09 More...

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Sunday Old School: Tokyo Blade

You know the phrase, "the gift that keeps on giving?" That seems to have been made for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Everyone and their dog knows about the big stars from the movement such as Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Venom and Saxon, but there are so many great bands produced from the scene. There are the cult favourites such as Raven, Tygers of Pan Tang and Angel Witch and then scratching even further beyond the surface, we find other great, often short lived groups such as Holocaust, Jaguar and today’s featured act, Tokyo Blade.

Tokyo Blade were formed in Salisbury, Wiltshire, itself a city well known for its musical history, particularly in the eighteenth century, in the late seventies and underwent several name changes, before settling on their now familiar moniker, which was settled on 1981. The name change proved fruitful for the band, as before long, they signed a record deal with Powerstation Records, releasing their self-titled debut album through the label in 1983. It cemented their place as one of the bands from the later stage of the NWOBHM that were well worth the listeners time, earning them plaudits from critics and head bangers alike and still being held up as one of, if not their best album to date by fans. More...

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Ectovoid Posts New Track "Mental Netherworlds"

Ectovoid premieres a new track titled "Mental Netherworlds" taken from the new full-length release "Dark Abstraction", care of Hellthrasher Productions. "Dark Abstraction" was recorded and mixed by Joshua Freemon at Dead Sound Studios and mastered by Damian Herring (Horrendous) at Subterranean Watchtower Studios.

Check out now "Mental Netherworlds" below.

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