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Last updated on August 22, 2014 at 11:41 AM ET
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9 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Samael has released the track "Ad Gloriam" online, which is taken from Xy’s side album "Sedunum" - an instrumental journey specifically created for the Swiss city Sion.
Give the new song a listen below.
Samael also recently posted a new live music video for the classic track "Moonskin" taken off the iconic '90s album "Passage." Check it out over here.
You can get your own copy of the "Sedunum" album at this location, and the full track listing is as follows:
1. Sedunum : 3.14
2. Ad Gloriam : 4.18
3. Dreams of Yore : 3.13
4. Celestial City : 4.59
5. Elsewhere : 2.15
6. In Aeternum : 4.27
7. Timeless : 2.24
8. For Victory : 2.33
9. Once : 1.58
10. Through Ages : 4.23
11. Eternal Peace : 3.32
12. In Memoriam : 3.03
13. Babylon : 4.30 More...
Falloch just released a teaser trailer for the band's upcoming album "This Island, Our Funeral." Gloom up your Friday with some atmospheric music below.
The album is due out October 21st (September 22nd in Europe) and can be pre-ordered at this location. The track listing is:
2. For Life
3. For Uir
5. I Shall Build Mountains
Finnish melodic metal act Soulhealer announced that the third studio release will be entitled "Bear the Cross." The album is set to drop via Pure Legend Records (a division of Pure Steel Records) on October 17th. The album's artwork, created again by Timo Wuerz, can be seen below. The album was mixed and mastered by Janne Tolsa of Note-On Studio.
The track list for the album is:
1. Unleash The Beast
2. Bear The Cross
3. The Journey Goes On
4. Fall From Grace
5. Dead Man Walking
6. Thorns In My Heart
7. The Viper’s Kiss
8. Blinded By The Light
10. Settle The Score More...
Polish technical death metal act Decapitated released a trailer for the upcoming release "Blood Mantra." The album is set for release on September 19th (EU), September 29th (UK) and September 30th (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
The track list for "Blood Mantra" is:
1. Exiled In Flesh
2. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation (streaming here)
4. Blood Mantra
8. Red Sun
9. Moth Defect (Bonus Track) (Digipak Edition)
Check out the clip here: More...
Jaded Heart released a music video for the new track "Control," which features MasterPlan vocalist Rick Altzi. The song will appear on the band's upcoming new release "Fight the System," which is set for release on September 26th via Fastball Music.
The track list for the album is:
3. Not In A Million Years
4. I Lost My Faith
6. Never Free
7. Till Death Do Us Part
8. Terror In Me
11. In The Shadows
The deluxe edition also comes with two bonus tracks:
13. Flee and Run More...
Swedish melodic death metal act Gormathon released a music video for the new track "Land of the Lost." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Follow the Beast," the sophomore full length release due out via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:
September 24th: NOR/SWE
September 26th: G/A/S, FIN & BENELUX
September 29th: UK & EUROPE
October 7th: US/CAN
Gormathon describes the music as "melodic death metal and thrash with influences from modern Heavy Metal to inspirations of old Metal heroes from the eighties." "We all have different backgrounds and influences. Presumably this is the main reason why our music sounds a bit different than the usual Metal styles" explains guitarist Stefan Jonsson. "We had very clear ideas about how GORMATHON should sound. We knew exactly what the Metal scene is missing nowadays. We had to get it only from our minds to our instruments. I think our new record will prove that we have successfully implemented our project."
The band continues a tradition of fine metal bands coming from the small Swedish town of Bollnäs. Jonsson explains what is going on with this fabled city itself: "Here’s nothing going on. That’s why we are so devoted to the Heavy Metal. But when you leave our boring town and dare to walk through our dark forests, then you will encounter gnomes, trolls and other beings."
Check out "Land of the Lost" here: More...
Sweden's Scar Symmetry premiered a lyric video for the new track "Limits of Infinity." The song is the first taste of the band's upcoming new release "The Singularity (Phase I: Neohumanity)," the first in a new trilogy concept album series set for release on October 3rd (EU), October 6th (UK & France) and October 14th (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.
Per Nilsson comments: “I thought to myself... am I allowed to fuse death metal with AOR, and go extreme in both directions? I didn't ask for permission, I just went and did it, and I'm pretty excited to hear what people are gonna think about it.”
Henrik Ohlsson adds: "Limits to Infinity” unveils the malevolent plan of the elite, the hidden hand, and their discoveries regarding the secrets of the universe. The lyric elaborates on the decision makers' long-term plan to merge with machines and colonize other planets."
The track listing for "The Singularity (Phase I: Neohumanity)" is:
1. The Shape of Things to Come
3. Limits to Infinity
4. Cryonic Harvest
5. The Spiral Timeshift
6. Children of the Integrated Circuit
8. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon
Check out "Limits to Infinity" here: More...
Brazil's Hellish War has an official music video out now for the title track to new album "Keep It Hellish," which can be found below. "Keep It Hellish" was released earlier this Summer, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Keep It Hellish
2. The Challenge
3. Reflects on the Blade
4. Fire and Killing
5. Scars (Underneath Your Skin)
6. Masters of Wreckage
7. Phanton Ship
8. The Quest
9. Darkness Ride
10. Battle at Sea
After premiering the song "Starless" online with us earlier this week, New Zealand's Orphans Of Dusk has made the full "Revenant" EP available online for streaming.
Grab your own copy of the release at Bandcamp here, or stream the songs below. The track listing is as follows:
1. August Price 05:03
2. Starless 07:25
3. Nibelheim 06:36
4. Beneath the Cover of Night 08:13 More...