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Last updated on December 2, 2016 at 9:58 AM ET

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


Xandria Declares "We Are Murderers (We All)"

Xandria has been dominating the symphonic metal scene for nearly 20 years. Since the addition of vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen in 2013, the band has upped its game with the impressive offering "Sacrificium" in 2014 and the "Fire & Ashes" EP in 2015. The band doesn't hold back with the upcoming release of "Theater of Dimensions," which is set to drop on Napalm Records on January 27th.

Today, the band has teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to unleash what is arguably the band's heaviest song to date - "We Are Murderers (We All)." The song features a guest vocal appearance from Soilwork's Björn Strid.

The track listing for "Theater of Dimensions" is as follows:

1. Where the Heart Is Home
2. Death to the Holy
3. Forsaken Love
4. Call of Destiny
5. We Are Murderers (We All) (Feat. Björn Strid)
6. Dark Night of the Soul
7. When the Walls Came Down (Heartache Was Born)
8. Ship of Doom
9. Ceilí
10. Song for Sorrow and Woe
11. Burn Me
12. Queen of Hearts Reborn
13. A Theater of Dimensions

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Fifth Trailer For "Mastery" Issued By Lancer

Swedish power metal act Lancer released the fifth in a series of trailer clips in support of the new album "Mastery." The album drops on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Dead Raising Towers
2. Future Millennia
3. Mastery (see music video here)
4. Victims of the Nile
5. Iscariot (see lyric video here)
6. Follow Azrael
7. Freedom Eaters
8. World Unknown
9. Widowmaker
10. Envy of the Gods
11. The Wolf and the Kraken

The clip, which features the band talking about the musical direction and influences, can be viewed here: More...

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Cnoc An Tursa Details New Album "The Forty Five"

Considering Scotland’s own rich, battle-studded history and glorious scenery, you wouldn’t expect the tide of ‘Heritage black metal’ to be confined to the south of Hadrian’s Wall. Cnoc An Tursa – Gaelic for "Hill of the Standing Stone" – has been using its Falkirk home as the source of sweeping grandeur associated with the movement for a decade now, and their 2013 debut album, "The Giants Of Auld," was a stirring take on symphonic folk and black metal, bringing in strong Gaelic influences but reaching for the epic through sheer muscle and powerful, mid-paced grooves rather than overdoing the bombast.

Now the five-piece are returning to the fray with a new album "The Forty Five," which is due out on February 17th via Apocalyptic Witchcraft. The album is a concept based around the Jacobite Uprising in 1745, waged by Charles Edward Stuart, better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, to wrest the British throne from George II.

The track list is as follows:

1. Will Ye No Come Back Again
2. The Yellow Locks of Charlie
3. The Standard on the Braes o'Mar7
4. Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie
5. Flora MacDonald
6. Sound the Pibroch
7. Fuigheall
8. The Last of the Stuarts More...

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Theocracy Announces New Drummer

Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy is thrilled to welcome Ernie Topran (ex-Halcyon Way) to the band as the permanent drummer. Ernie has been drumming for more than 20 years, and has been active in the Atlanta music scene since 2006. During that time he has performed with many different bands, and he has been Theocracy’s touring drummer for the last couple years.

"I was happy to help Theocracy when they needed a touring drummer for some Scandinavian and German festivals,” says Topran. “I've known the guys for years, and my previous band Halcyon Way shared the stage with them many times. We had great times both on and off the stage, so when I was asked to join the band permanently, I accepted without hesitation. I look forward to many years of making music with such a great group of guys!"

Theocracy founder Matt Smith adds, “Ernie has proven himself to be a total professional and completely dependable, which is what we were looking for. In addition to his incredible drumming skills, he also happens to be the most kindhearted, genuine and fun guy you could ever hope to meet. We couldn’t be happier to have him on board.”

Theocracy just returned from a successful European tour supporting their new album "Ghost Ship," which debuted at #17 on the Billboard Hard Rock charts in the U.S. More...

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Unruly Child Announces New Album

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated new studio album from hard rock veterans Unruly Child, "Can't Go Home," on February 24, 2017.

Marcie Free (vocalist - King Kobra, Signal), Bruce Gowdy (guitarist - Stone Fury, World Trade), and Guy Allison (keyboardist - Lodgic, World Trade, Doobie Brothers) together with the original rhythm section from the first record, drummer - Jay Schellen (Hurricane, World Trade, current touring member of Yes) and bassist - Larry Antonino (Pablo Cruise), are back again with an awesome rock album, which will please old and new fans alike!

"Early in 2016, we decided to make time and give it a go once again with all five Unruly Child members," tells Guy Allison. "The new album, "Can't Go Home" has now become my favorite set of Unruly Child Band songs and performances ever. True story!"

The group has generated an exciting new album reflecting its musical roots in contemporary and classic rock sensibilities. With the return to the original line-up from the debut album, the guys have discovered that while time may pass, some things never change... More...

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Derhead Premieres New Song "Cenere"

Italy’s black metal band Derhead premieres a new song entitled "Cenere", taken from the band's brand new album "Via", which has just been released by the Via Nocturna label.

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Frowning Debuts New Song "Encumbered By Vermin"

German funeral doom outfit Frowning debuts a new song entitled "Encumbered By Vermin", taken from the upcoming new album "Extinct", which will be out in stores on February 17, 2017 via Bandcamp.

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Aksaya Streaming New Song "Non Morietur"

Aksaya streaming a new song entitled "Non Morietur", taken from the upcoming new album "Kepler", which will be co-released by Satanath Records (Russia), More Hate Productions (Russia), and The Ritual Productions (The Netherlands) on December 15th.

Check out now "Non Morietur" below.

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Charlene Beretah Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Charlene Beretah premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut EP "Depraved / A Very Long Week", which will be out in stores later today via Division Records.

Check out now "Depraved / A Very Long Week" in its entirety below.

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HerezA Premieres New Song & Video

Croatian band HerezA premieres a new song and video entitled "Uništi, Pali, Ruši", taken from the upcoming new album "I Become Death", which will be out in stores in mid-February via the Polish extreme metal label Godz ov War Productions.

Check out now "Uništi, Pali, Ruši" below.

I Become Death features cover art by Maciej Kamuda. The full track list reads as follows: More...

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