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Last updated on August 25, 2016 at 9:45 AM ET

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

HammerFall Premieres "The Sacred Vow"

Swedish power metal act HammerFall premiered a lyric video for the new song "The Sacred Vow" over at Decibel at this location (also in the player below). The song will appear on the upcoming new album "Built to Last," which is set for release on November 4th via Napalm Records.

The full track listing for the release is as follows:

1. Bring It!
2. Hammer High
3. The Sacred Vow
4. Dethrone And Defy
5. Twilight Princess
6. Stormbreaker
7. Built To Last
8. The Star Of Home
9. New Breed
10. Second To None

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Aeternitas Announces "House Of Usher" Album

German symphonic metal act Aeternitas will release the fourth studio album "House of Usher" on October 21st via Massacre Records. The album retells the story of Edgar Allen Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher."

The track listing for the album is:

1. Le Coeur
2. House of Usher
3. The Prophecy
4. Roderick
5. Madeline
6. Fear
7. Forbidden Love
8. The Haunted Palace
9. Tears
10. Buried Alive
11. Can You Hear the Demons
12. The Fall
13. Falling Star
14. Open Your Eyes
15. Ethelred More...

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Crobot Streams "Plague Of The Mammoths"

Pennsylvania's Crobot released the new song "Plague of the Mammoths" via a visualizer clip which can be viewed in the player below. The song will appear on the sophomore album "Welcome To Fat City" which drops on September 23rd through Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Welcome To Fat City
2. Play It Cool
3. Easy Money
4. Not For Sale
5. Hold On For Dear Life
6. Temple In The Sky
7. Right Between The Eyes
8. Blood On The Snow
9. Steal The Show
10. Moment Of Truth
11. Plague Of The Mammoths

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Threat Signal Announces Tour With Vader

Canada's melodic thrash metallers Threat Signal have a lot in store for the near future, now that their new album "Disconnect" is finally on the way. The band will be paving the way for its early 2017 release on road, having teamed up with death metal heavyweights Vader and Hate Eternal for a European tour starting this November. The first dates have been revealed and are available below.

On top of that, the upcoming tour will officially introduce Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-Fear Factory) as Threat Signal's new live bassist. Christian will be taking the place of Pat Kavanagh - the band's long-standing member and co-author of "Disconnect" - only at shows, as Pat will continue his work with the band off stage.

Threat Signal commented: "We would like to officially welcome Christian Olde Wolbers (ex Fear Factory) into Threat Signal as our new bass player! Christian has been involved with us since the very beginning, having produced and recorded our debut album Under Reprisal. He recently preformed live with us during a short string of local dates, and we had a blast!”

??On the upcoming European tour, they added: "You can catch us this November touring Europe alongside Vader and Hate Eternal. We are very excited to bring our live show across the pond again! Especially playing with bands of this caliber. Can’t wait!”??

Threat Signal's highly anticipated new album, "Disconnect," will be the first one for Agonia Records, after the band left Nuclear Blast's roster earlier this year. It's final release date and details will be revealed over the coming weeks. More...

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Lonewolf Summons "Demon's Fire" On New Video

French power metal act Lonewolf released a new music video for the song "Demon's Fire." The song is taken from the latest release "The Heathen Dawn," which was issued back in May via Massacre Records.

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Iron Curtain Details "Guilty As Charged"

Spanish speed metal act Iron Curtain issued details on the upcoming new release "Guilty As Charged." The album will be issued on October 14, 2016 via Pure Steel Records. The first single - "Wild & Rebel" - was released yesterday. Check it out over at this location).

The track list is as follows:

1. Into The Fire
2. Lion's Breath
3. Take It Back
4. Relentless
5. Iron Price
6. Outlaw
7. Wild & Rebel
8. Guilty As Charged
9. Turn The Hell On More...

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Dusks Embrace Set To Release New Album

Salem, Portland based progressive metal band, Dusks Embrace have announced the fourth studio album "ReAwakening," which is set to be released this Fall.

"ReAwakening" will be a milestone for the band in many ways. This record introduces a new vocalist, Aldo Arevalo, as well as a whole new sonic palette for the band. This record is the coalescence of years spent working on various metal, EDM, electronic and video game style music. The wide range of influences have led this record to be as much of a sonic journey as well as a musical one. Not content to follow in the trend of chugging metal, Dusks Embrace have worked to create a record that is strong in songwriting as well as sonic direction. The atmosphere of the synthesizers and catchy melodies along with a focus on songs over technicality will be a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stagnate world of progressive music. More...

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The Answer Tells Of A "Beautiful World"

The Answer have announced the release of the eagerly anticipated new album "Solas" via Napalm Records on October 28th. The first track to be taken from the new album is the melancholic "Beautiful World," which is available in the player below and as a download with vinyl and CD pre-orders of the album via Pledge Music. "Beautiful World" will also be available as an instant grat single with pre-orders of the album via digital stores, which will go live on September 16th.

Co-written with former Massive Attack producer/composer, Neil Davidge, "Beautiful World" is bathed in a dark, cinematic eeriness, juxtaposing with its optimistic title, before evolving into an explosive, retro rock stomper.

A decade into the band’s career, "Solas" marks a significant turning point for The Answer and in particular lead singer Cormac Neeson. After their 2015 US "Raise A Little Hell" tour, the band returned to a scene of utter emotional and financial chaos with matters escalating further for Neeson, when his newly born son, Dabhog, arrived into the world three months premature with multiple health issues. After four months of fighting for his life in a nightmarish world of ventilators, blood transfusions and an enveloping fear of the unknown, it was time for The Answer to return yielding a newfound strength. For this they turned inwards to their culture, and their deep-rooted sense of ‘Irishness’. More...

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"X" Marks The Spot For Secret Sphere

Italy's Secret Sphere is streaming the new live track "X." The song will appear on the upcoming new DVD/Blue-Ray/Live CD "One Night In Tokyo," which drops on October 14, 2016 via Frontiers Music srl.

The track list for the release is:

CD 1:

1. Intro: A Journey Through Time
2. X
3. Healing
4. Union
5. The Fall
6. Lie To Me
7. Wish And Steadiness
8. Legend
9. Under The Flag Of Mary Read
10. The Scars That You Can't See
11. Eternity

CD 2:

1. Mr. Sin
2. Leonardo Da Vinci
3. Lady Of Silence
4. Dance With The Devil
5. Lie To Me (Studio Bonus track – Duet with Anette Olzon). More...

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Ultar Premieres New Song & Music Video "Azathoth"

Siberian black metal outfit Ultar (previously known as Deafknife) premieres a new song and music video entitled "Azathoth", taken from the upcoming new album "Kadath", which will be out in stores October 21 through Temple of Torturous Records. Kadath was mastered by Mell Dettmer (Sunn o))), Fyrnask, Earth, Below The Sun, etc).

Check out now "Azathoth" below.

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Dawn Of Demise Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Denmark's brutal death metal unit Dawn Of Demise premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Suffering", which will be out in stores tomorrow, August 26 via Unique Leader.

The album includes 11 tracks, which were engineered, mixed, and mastered by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Behemoth, Aborted) at his Antfarm Studios.

Check out now "The Suffering" in its entirety below.

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Fatalist Premieres New Song "Aberration"

In the summer of 2014, Neil Burkdoll (P.O.O.R) and Wes Caley (ex-Exhumed and ex-Uphill Battle) decided to resurrect Fatalist. Today the band premieres a new song entitled "Aberration", taken from the upcoming new album "The Bitter End", which will be out in stores September 23 via FDA Rekotz.

Check out now "Aberration" below.

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Cemetery Piss Premieres New Song "Astral Souls"

Baltimore black metal outfit Cemetery Piss premieres a new song entitled "Astral Souls", taken from the upcoming debut full-length album "Order of the Vulture", which will be out in stores September 2 through Cricket Cemetery.

Check out now "Astral Souls" below.

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King Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Australia's melancholic/melodic blackened metal unit King premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Reclaim The Darkness", which will be out in stores tomorrow August 26 via Indie Recordings.

Check out now "Reclaim The Darkness" in its entirety below.

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My Heart To Fear Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Michigan progressive metal quintet My Heart To Fear premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "The Draft", which will be out in stores tomorrow August 26 via Luxor Records.

Check out now "The Draft" in its entirety below.

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Valborg Premieres New Song "Ich Bin Total"

German death metal/doom trio Valborg premieres a new song entitled "Ich Bin Total", taken from the upcoming new album "The Werwolf", which will be out in stores September 23rd via Temple of Torturous Records.

Check out now "Ich Bin Total" below.

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Of Mice & Men Premieres New Music Video For "Real"

Orange County-based metalcore outfit Of Mice & Men premieres a new music video for the band's recently released single "Real". The track is taken from the upcoming new album "Cold World", which will be out in stores September 9 via Rise Records.

Check out now "Real" below.

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To The Wind Premieres New Music Video

To The Wind premieres a music video for the title track from the upcoming third studio album "The Brighter View", which will be out in stores October 7th through Pure Noise Records.

Check out now "The Brighter View" below.

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