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Last updated on December 26, 2014 at 3:44 PM ET

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

Celestial Immunity Posts Full Album Online

Greek metal band Celestial Immunity has made the full "Beyond Oblivion" album online for streaming, which features guest guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (Nightrage). The full-length release can be picked up at Bandcamp here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Beyond Oblivion 05:17
2. Spit the Death 04:03
3. Hatred 03:50
4. Illusive Images 02:43
5. Starless Horizons (instrumental) 01:32
6. Suicidal Generation 04:02
7. War in the Shade 04:31
8. The End of Human Domination 05:19
9. Nyx (born by Chaos) 05:03 More...

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Corey Taylor Covers Alice In Chains

Footage has been posted online of Corey Taylor (Slipknot) performing a cover of the Alice In Chains track "Them Bones" with Royal Machines.

Check out the clip below, courtesy of YouTube user "whereisjerry," and shot during a live show on December 20th, 2014.

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Shawn Drover Comments On New Band

Last month Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick both departed Megadeth and rumors began to swirl they were working on a new group together. Several days ago Drover posted this brief message online via Facebook:

"To answer many who have inquired, YES, myself and Chris Broderick have a new BAND (Not a 'project') TONS of info coming your way real soon, believe me!!!! #100%PUREMETAL!!!!!!!!!!!"

Now Drover has issued a lengthier statement online via Bravewords announcing further details about the project, which will also feature Henry Derek Bonner (ex-Scar The Martyr). Drover comments: More...

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Carnage Carnival Streaming Full Album

Groove/thrash metal outfit Carnage Carnival from South Africa is currently streaming the band's entire self-titled album online.

The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Ryan Marais and bears artwork by Katharina Richter. The track listing is as follows:

1. Valhalla's Sending 05:51
2. Cosmic Bleeding 03:43
3. Nightmare 04:45
4. The Meeting 05:27
5. Dybbuk 05:23
6. Caught In A Fire 04:28
7. Fountain Of Youth 03:42
8. The Hunt 05:31 More...

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Split Heaven Recruits New Vocalist

Mexican band Split Heaven has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:

"We’re delighted to announce Jason Conde-Houston as our new singer and front man!! As soon as Jason told us he was interested on being part of Split Heaven, we knew it was him.

"Of course, we have heard him with his band Skelator before, but when he sent the audition and we listened what he did with 'Danger Zone,' we immediately stopped hearing other vocalists.

"We want to thank all singers who sent their demos, we got auditions from México, Spain and U.S.A and now, finally, we decided to have Jason as a part of the Split Heaven dynasty."

Jason says: “It is an honor to announce that I am joining Split Heaven as their new singer. I have been a fan since 2010 when I heard their first album 'Psycho Samurai.' This does not mean the end of Skelator, I think this will make me a better musician and give both bands more connections around the globe.” More...

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Sincypher Posts Full Album Online

Polish black metal outfit Sincypher has made the entire new album "Protodarkness" available online for streaming.

Digital copies of the album are available at this location, or you can hear it all in the player below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Intro 00:36
2. Moonborn 05:31
3. The Omega World 06:44
4. Novanight Euphoria 03:46
5. Animus Domain 06:47
6. Extremist of Infinity 07:08
7. Sincipher 05:11
8. Protodarkness 05:37
9. From Rutination to Illumination 05:32 More...

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Samael To Play Full "Ceremony Of Opposites" Album

Swiss band Samael will play the classic black metal album "Ceremony of Opposites" in its entirely at Wacken Open Air 2015. The following press release was also issued about the vent:

"Innovation is a key word when it comes to Swiss metal experimentalists Samael. What started out with pure and raw black metal ('Worship Him,' 1991 and 'Blood Ritual' in 1992) soon evolved into a whole different beast: with their landmark release 'Passage' (1996), Samael turned towards groove-laden dark metal, and afterwards they started incorporating electronic, oriental or world music parts on highly successful albums such as 'Solar Soul' (2007).

"After a brief romance with the brutal sound of their early days on 'Above' in 2009, the band returned to the essence and core of Samael with the 2011 album 'Lux Mundi,' an album which may be compared to 'Passage' when it comes to catchiness and songwriting skills, but this 'Light of the world' can draw from whole decades of experience and experiments! The result was a pitch black monster boasting epic melodies, cutting riffs and grooves second to none.

"The band is working on their next sonic adventure, but in 2015 the band will play some selected festivals, and in Wacken they will focus the main part of the performance on the 1994 masterpiece 'Ceremony Of Opposites.'" More...

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Year Of No Light Live Set Posted Online

Footage has been posted online of Year Of No Light's full one hour and 13 minute set at Saint Vitus Bar on November 14th, 2014.

Check out the entire set below, courtesy of Pit Full Of Shit. Year Of No Light's latest full-length album "Tocsin" was released in late 2013 via Debemur Morti Productions.

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In The Woods... Working On Album

Norwegian experimental metal band In The Woods... hasn't released a proper studio album since 1999, and now the group is working on new material.

Check out rehearsal room footage of new music being prepared over at Facebook here. In The Woods... also comments:

"Merry Christmas everyone.. A teaser, this is only the core basics of what is going to be a concept of 9 songs (far from what will be a final result). High-pro camerawork by Hugo Isacsen on his precious iPhone."

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Hemelbestormer Signs Record Deal

Debemur Morti Productions has announced the signing of Hemelbestormer, and the label had this to say:

"This incredible young band will give you the opportunity to experience a new approach to instrumental extreme music, the finest incarnation of post-metal wisely mixed with sludge, doom, and black metal. But sometimes words are not enough and the sound is necessary to understand its imperial grandeur. So, enjoy." More...

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Trollfest Digitally Releasing Anniversary Album

Trollfest has checked in with the following update about digitally releasing the band's 10th anniversary album:

"The new year has not yet arrived, but there is also some reason to party: We will release our anniversary album 'A Decade Of Drekkadence - 10 year anniversary' digitally on January 15th.

"The album is a self-released LP we brought out in 2013. Its a compilation album including some cover songs, b-tracks, early demos and acoustic songs. So far it has been available as a limited picture LPs, but this picture disc is now more or less sold out, so we will make the album available digitally.

"It will be the first time this album is officially released on a digital way. So make yourself ready and visit iTunes, Musicload or whatever from mid January on!

"If you are old school like us and love vinyl, make sure to get your hands on the picture disc before its to late at this location." More...

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Nemdis Posts Lyric Video Online

Nemdis has a lyric video online for the track "The Lament," which can be seen below. The band also comments:

"War is cruel. Every moment someone dies in combat. Even though it stays away from many, its cold breath is felt.

"Death and destruction it sows bring forth disaster and suffering for the human throughout the world, especially for the innocent people. Neither knows what to expect. This grim game steadily involves someone who turns into the next unit of sorrowful statistics. There is no salvation in the war!

"This topic of the day we cannot but touch. We put our grave emotional attitude to war in the song and bring it to your attention. Its name is self-explanatory - The Lament. This song is aggression and moaning, cruelty and lamentation, statement and appeal as well."

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Of Mice & Men Posts Live Video

Of Mice & Men today releases a new live video for "Identity Disorder," which can be seen in the player below.

The past year has been a pretty wild ride for the band, with latest album "Restoring Force" catapulted to success and leading to an opening spot on the upcoming Linkin Park European tour.

"Restoring Force" debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 album chart, scanning over 50,000 copies in the first week (making the band's best opening sales week and the highest charting album of the group's career). The album also debuted #1 on the Hard Rock album chart, Independent Album charts, LP Vinyl, and Top internet charts.

You can pre-order the double disc deluxe edition of "Restoring Force: Full Circle" at this location. More...

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DivahaR Streaming Track With Guest Vocalist Atilla

All-female black metal outfit DivahaR is streaming the song "Blindness" online, which features guest vocals from Attila Csihar (Mayhem). "Blindess" comes off the "Divarise" album, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Insane Silence
2. Areakan
3. Into the Heights
4. Ravenstone
5. Alien
6. Call of the Fire
7. Blindness (feat. Attila) More...

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Facelifter Plays Surprise Show At Train Station

Dutch metal band Facelifter performed a secret guerrilla-style show earlier this year at a train station in Eindhoven - where no one knew the band was about to setup and perform! Check out footage of the unexpected metal shenanigans below.

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The Curse Within Announces New EP

Toronto outfit The Curse Within, which just parted ways with guitarist Spencer Andrews, has checked in with the following brief update about a new EP coming out early next year:

"Happy holidays from The Curse Within! Thank you to everyone for your continued support of our band. See you all in 2015 with our NEW LINE-UP and BRAND-NEW EP!"

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Baby Dollz Releasing EP

All-female five piece outfit Baby Dollz is releasing a new EP titled "Voodoo," which has the following track listing:

1. Midnight Dreams (Intro)
2. The Awakening
3. Voodoo
4. Uncontrolled
5. Through Our Darkness
6. The Ruins
7. Last Dawn (Outro)

A lyric video for "Through Our Darkness" can be seen below. Baby Dollz consists of:

Effe Ele Dollz – Drums
Karina Clowes – Vocals
R Dailor Dollz – Bass
Flor Dollz – Lead guitar
Dulce Hale – Guitar More...

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Ululate Signs With Xtreem Music

Xtreem Music has issued the following announcement about inking a record deal with Ululate and releasing a new album in February:

"2014 had been a very productive year for Xtreem Music!! 27 releases in 12 months with bands from places like Iran and Nepal, but now we can announce the signing of a quite veteran band from... China!! They're Ululate, a one-man band that started back in 2001 as a black metal outfit and now has mutated into a solid death metal act.

"Ululuate released a debut album back in 2002 and then some EP's and splits until in 2014, Spectre, the only man behind the band, who plays all instruments, recorded a new album entitled 'Back to Cannibal World' displaying a very personal vision of horror themed death metal incorporating weird and twisted elements in it. To give you an idea of Ululate's sound, it comes as a blend of influences from bands like very early Carbonized, Autopsy, Immolation demo days, and even the Japanese Necrophile."

Due out February 1st, the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Not Always Be Silent
2. Red Wine
3. Decease and Sadness
4. Anxiety of Mortality
5. Enchantment
6. Mrs. Cobra
7. Real Catastrophe
8. Song Dan Ping More...

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Traitors Unveils Album Artwork

Traitors today reveals the artwork for upcoming album "The Hate Campaign," which was created by Point Blank Graphics and can be seen below.

Full details on the release date and track listing for "The Hate Campaign" will arrive shortly, and the album's first single is set to drop online on December 29th, 2014.

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Bloodscribe Premieres New Music Video

Bloodscribe today teams up with us at Metalunderground.com to release an official video for the song "Enslaved By Deceptions," taken from upcoming new onslaught of an album "Prologue to the Apocalypse."

Check out the video below, and the album is scheduled for release on February 9th in the U.K. and February 10th in the U.S. via Gore House Productions on CD and digital formats. You can also stream the track over at the Bloodscribe Bandcamp page.

"'Prologue to the Apocalypse' is our long awaited first full length album. It embodies Bloodscribe as a whole and showcases the sound we have long been evolving into," states vocalist Jasan Perez.

The band adds: "'Prologue to the Apocalypse' is not just another death metal album, but rather a statement of self-reliance that goes against social standards that have weakened our society."

Featuring album art by Indonesian illustrator Mondo Borneo, "Prologue to the Apocalypse" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Chris Garcia at the Morgue Music Studio (Stages of Decomposition) in Los Angeles CA. More...

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Pryapisme Posts Classical Version Of New Track

For Christmas, Pryapisme decided to unveiled the classical re-orchestration of the gigantic 23 minute track "Petit traité de futurologie sur l'homo cretinus trampolinis (et son annexe sur les nageoires caudales)."

The schizophrenic, space cat-worshiping band's upcoming EP "Futurologie" will be released on February 9th in the EU and the 10th in the USA, via Apathia Records. The EP will feature both the standard edition of the track and the classical re-worked version.

Pre-orders are available through Apathia Records and Season Of Mist.

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The Passion Of Our Souls Posts EP Teaser

Finnish female fronted band The Passion Of Our Souls just released a new teaser trailer for upcoming EP "Soulmates."

The band consists of Julia Mattila - harsh and clean vocals (Seele, Julia) and Samuli Tuomas Mäkelä - all instruments (Kara Darahu, Snovonne).

The group was born when Julia and Samuli met each other and began to carry out together a passion for music. The couple has composed, recorded, and written everything related to the project together, commenting:

"The Passion Of Our Souls music has low female growls and clean voice and having a heavy sounds connecting melodic death metal with pop-style choruses which makes it recognizable. This teaser gives a little idea about upcoming material in the EP which will be called 'Soulmate.'" More...

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The Shape Streaming Full Album

The Shape has released sophomore album "The Masque of the Red Death" through Monolithic Music, available worldwide on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and more.

Recorded by Nicholas T. Rage (of Toxic Holocaust) at Dexter’s Lab (Hatebreed, Revocation) and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audioseige (Sleep, Corrosion of Conformity, Nails, Obituary), "Masque" is a textured aural assault of genre-bending song writing that defines The Shape’s distinct approach to metal.

The Shape had a busy year in 2014, playing with national acts such as The Misfits, Shadows Fall, Jasta, Dead By Wednesday, We The Machine, and Mobile Death Camp. In January The Shape will be playing Hothfest alongside headliners Within The Ruins, Full Blown Chaos, and Dehumanized, before hitting the road for a new national tour for the spring. More...

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Butcher Babies Kicking Off North American Tour

After completing a headlining North American tour this past Fall, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act Butcher Babies is now heading back on the road again, this time with Black Label Society and Hatebreed. See below for all upcoming dates.

Butcher Babies also just completed recording for the follow-up to the band's debut full-length, "Goliath." Due out summer 2015, this currently untitled album was produced by Logan Mader.

12/27/2014--Studio Seven--Seattle, WA
12/28/2014--Knitting Factory Concert--House Spokane, WA
12/29/2014--Commodore Ballroom--Vancouver, BC
12/30/2014--Kelowna Community Theatre--Kelowna, BC
12/31/2014--Flames Central--Calgary, AB
1/2/2015--Shaw Conference Centre--Edmonton, AB
1/3/2015--Convention Hall--Arts Centre--Regina, SK
1/4/2015--Burton Cummins Theatre--Winnipeg, MB
1/5/2015--The Community Auditorium--Thunder Bay, ON
1/7/2015--London Music Hall--London, ON
1/8/2015--Kool Haus--Toronto, ON
1/9/2015--Metroplis--Montreal, QC
1/10/2015--F Shed At The Market--Syracuse, NY
1/12/2015--Reverb--Reading, PA
1/13/2015--State Theatre--Portland, ME
1/14/2015--Webster Theater--Hartford, CT
1/16/2015--Royal Oak Music Theater--Royal Oak, MI
1/17/2015--The LC Pavillion--Columbus, OH
1/18/2015--The Fillmore Charlotte--Charlotte, NC
1/20/2015--Diamond Ballroom--Oklahoma City, OK
1/21/2015--Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland--Kansas City, MO
1/22/2015--Sokol Auditorium--Omaha, NE

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