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Last updated on April 27, 2015 at 2:33 PM ET

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

God Damn Streaming Album's Title Track

God Damn’s red-hot, molten pot of volatile riffs and bludgeoning rhythms is taken to explosive heights on "Vultures," due out May 19th via One Little Indian (bumped one week from original release date). You can now stream the album's title track online via the SoundCloud player below, hosted by Stereogum.com. More...

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Michael Schenker Announces U.K. Shows

Guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a 2016 nationwide U.K. starting at Bilston Robin on Wednesday January 20th, 2016.

A 48-hour ticket pre-sale starts at 9am on Wednesday April 29, 2015 at this location. Tickets are available to the general public on Friday May 1 from the 24-Hour box office on 0844 478 0898 and over here.

Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album "Spirit On A Mission," which features the singles "Vigilante Man" and "Live and Let Live" plus all the MSG, UFO and Scorpions rock classics.

The January 2016 U.K. tour will feature Schenker's Temple of Rock band, comprising ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards), and ex-Rainbow vocalist Doogie White. More...

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Byzantine Announces U.S. Shows

Byzantine has announced plans for a month long U.S. tour with special guests Mobile Deathcamp. The West Virginian titans will be touring in support of "To Release Is To Resolve," out now via CEN/RED Distribution. Dates for Byzantine’s upcoming tour can be seen below.

May 30 - Charleston, WV - The Monkey Barrel
June 12 - Elmhurst, NY - Blackthorn 51
June 13 - Chicopee, MA - Maximum Capacity
June 14 - Lewiston, ME - Irish Twins Pub
June 15 - Burlington, VT - Nectars
June 16 - Watertown, NY - The Flashback Lounge
June 17 - TBA
June 18 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe’s
June 19 - Syracuse, NY - Mac’s Bad Art Bar
June 20 - Clifton Park, NY - Trick Shot Billiards
June 21 - Revere, MA - Sammy’s Patio
June 22 - Providence, RI - Firehouse 13
June 23 - York, PA - The Depot
June 24 - New Castle, DE - JB McGinnes
June 25 - Chesapeake, VA - RiffHouse
June 26 - Wilmington, NC - Reggie’s 42nd St Tavern
June 27 - Asheville, NC - New Mountain More...

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Demoncy Releasing "Empire Of The Fallen Angel"

Following the special digipack reissue of "Joined in Darkness," Forever Plagued Records is proud to present yet another special Demoncy release: "Empire of the Fallen Angel (Eternal Black Dominion)," set for international release on June 29th on both CD and vinyl LP formats.

Although originally released in 2003 after years of mysterious silence, the renamed "Empire of the Fallen Angel (Eternal Black Dominion)" is an entirely new and different recording. Whereas the original 2003 album was recorded with a full band lineup, this version was recorded solely by Demoncy founder Ixithra, with the first four tracks being entirely new compositions. The track listing is:

1. Invocation To Satan
2. Risen From The Ancient Ruins
3. Scion Of The Dark
4. Eternal Black Dominion
5. Sepulchral Whispers
6. My Kingdom Enshrouded In Necromantical Fog
7. The Enchanted Woods Of Forgotten Lore
8. The Obsidian Age Of Ice
9. Night Song (Apocalyptic Dawn)
10. Empire Of The Fallen Angel
11. Shadows Of The Moon (The Winter Solstice)
12. Warmarch Of The Black Hordes
13. The Ode To Eternal Darkness More...

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Alexi Laiho Needs 100 Guitarists

Alexi Laiho from Children Of Bodom wants you to play guitar with him! Alexi is turning the Senate Square into an amazing metal arena, having composed a commissioned song for the Helsinki Festival, and he is inviting 100 electric guitarists to join him in performing it on the big stage.

If you want to be part of the action, you'll need to learn the riffs from the song and upload an audition video to YouTube. Full details are available over at this location. More...

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The Great Discord Streams New Track

Today another selection entitled "L'homme Mauves" is available for streaming from The Great Discord's upcoming "Duende" album. Check out the premiere of the song below, courtesy of RevolverMag.com.

"Duende" will be available worldwide on Metal Blade Records on June 2nd in North America, June 1st in the UK / Europe, and May 29th in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Great Discord is:

Fia Kempe - vocals
Aksel Holmgren - drums
André Axell - guitars
Gustav Almberg - guitars
Rasmus Carlson - bass More...

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Motorhead Comments On Cancelled Show

After canceling a show in São Paulo due to health issues, Motorhead has checked in with the following update about the situation:

"Due to a food related tummy problem, unfortunately Lemmy was not able to perform the show in São Paulo.

"He is already feeling much better and ready to continue the South America dates! Next stop Curitiba!

"Lemmy regrets this mishap very much and is looking forward to making it up to all the fans."

This is the latest in a series of health issues from Lemmy that have forced cancellations of tour dates. The band has been touring in support of latest album "Aftershock" (reviewed here.

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Holy Serpent Unleashes "The Plague"

Holy Serpent today premieres new track "The Plague," which can be heard below courtesy of Noisey. The band's self-titled album will drop May 12th through RidingEasy Records and features the following track listing:

1. Holy Serpent
2. Shroom Doom (streaming here)
3. Fools Gold (available here)
4. The Plague
5. The Wind More...

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Damnation Angels Drops Off Ridgefest

Damnation Angels will not be appearing at the upcoming Ridgefest 2015, with the band issuing this statement:

"We're sorry to say that we've had to pull out of next weekends Ridgefest. It was a tough decision but many elements forced us to pull out. Mainly due to the contract for the show not being signed along with a serious lack of promotion and doubts of whether the festival would actually even go ahead.

"Our doubts started when the Facebook page promoting the festival became completely silent early March but we hung on and pressed for the contract to be signed until it was too late to make plans for travel and rehearsal. Both us and our management thought pulling out was the best course of action. We apologize to any of our fans who were attending, we were really looking forward to the show!!"

The organizers of Ridgefest also recently posted this message online about the status of the festival:

"Righto folks, here is the story. Lots and lots has gone wrong with this the very 1st Ridgefest, over ambitious maybe, naive certainly, inexperienced ooh yes, finished ooh no. More...

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Raging Death Posts Album Teaser

The upcoming self-titled album from Polish thrash metal band Raging Death is coming out tomorrow via Italian label Punishment 18 Records.

A new brief teaser trailer for the release has now come online and can be heard below. The full track listing is as follows:

01. Space Invaders
02. Raging Death
03. Back To The Past
04. Warrior Of Revenge
05. Evil Command
06. Race Of Races
07. Cry For Time
08. Challenged By The Unknown More...

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Aeon Zen Teases New Song

Aeon Zen just dropped a video clip teasing a new song with a guitar solo playthrough, which can be seen below. The band comments:

"Here's a video of Alistair recording the solo section for a new Aeon Zen track, 'Disconnected.' This song was almost entirely written during an Aeon Zen live stream in March 2015 with input and direction from our fans. Here is a first glimpse at the results!"

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Exarsis Posts "Skull And Bones" Video

Exarsis just released a music video for "Skull And Bones," which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"The video clip for 'Skull And Bones' taken from our 3rd album 'The Human Project' is finally unleashed...So turn it up! This song is about the infamous secret brotherhood Skull and Bones.

"By reading the lyrics of the song and watching the video you will have a first notion of what this mysterious society is about...Not just another conspiracy theory! 'The Human Project' will be out on May by MDD Records so stay tuned for more..." More...

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Sikth Crowd Funding New EP

Following on from the band's triumphant return to the metal scene in 2014, London’s Sikth has decided to answer the calls from fans and record new music in 2015.

“We’ve always maintained that more music would emerge one day and for the first time in years it feels like now is the time” says guitarist Dan Weller. “We had an amazing time travelling round the world last year. Having a chance to reconnect with our fans was very special for us”

The as-yet-untitled EP will be the follow-up to the 2006 album "Death Of A Dead Day" and will see the band enter the studio for the first time in 10 years.

Mikee W Goodman adds: "We did not realize our music had spread so far! I believe we have amongst the most passionate and energetic fans in the World. I am honoured to play to them. But what we have been asked most is about new music. My desire to make new Sikth music is as strong as it’s ever been. I can’t wait to get started!"

Recording starts this summer with a November release date penned, it will also be the first time Sikth will make a record without the assistance of a record label. A crowd funding campaign is now online, which you can take part in at this location. More...

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Lindemann Announces Debut Album

Clemens "Ardek" Wijers, the keyboardist and main composer behind extreme metal conjurers Carach Angren, has contributed to a new project titled Lindemann, featuring Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy and Pain.

This newly formed band has revealed that debut album, titled "Skill in Pills," will be released later this year.

Regarding the new project, Wijers comments: "I'm very proud to announce that I have created orchestral arrangements for project Lindemann by Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren. Their album called 'Skills in Pills' will be released in May and is going to be a killer!"

Legendary Swedish producer and musical mastermind Peter Tägtgren compliments: "Clemens pimped up my orchestra parts like a god."

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Feared Posts Animated Music Video

Feared, the Swedish death-metal foursome founded by The Haunted’s Ola Englund, just released an animated video for “By Silent Screaming,” the seventh track from upcoming fifth album “Synder,” which is set for release on May 25th.

Created by Thibault Barbaroux and Quentin Nigues, the animated video chronicles the story of Pierre, a father who’s trying to rescue his daughter from their apartment in Dunkirk (France) before the German soldiers raiding the building find her. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Synder
2. Your Demise
3. Of Iron And Ashes
4. Caligula
5. My Grief, My Sorrow
6. Dygder
7. By Silent Screaming
8. Wolf At The End Of The World
9. My Own Redemption
10. Dying Day
11. War Feeding War
12. The Narcissist
13. Godless Devotion More...

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Arcturus Posts Album Sampler

The release of Arcturus' upcoming new album "Arcturian" is still some days ahead (May 8th), but now there's an "Arcturian" album player by which you can listen to excerpts of all the album tracks. Check it out below. The track listing for the album is:

1. The Arcturian Sign
2. Crashland
3. Angst
4. Warp
5. Game Over
6. Demon
7. Pale
8. The Journey
9. Archer
10. Bane More...

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Amidst The Withering Premieres Full Album

Originally a full band that fell apart around 2005, Amidst The Withering has continued on as a duo consisting of Serge Farinas (Guitars, Bass) and John Hembree (Vocals).

Tomorrow (April 28th), Amidst The Withering will release "The Dying Of The Light," which revamps the old material, while also setting aside new material for a follow-up.

“The Dying of the Light” represents many hours of labor and love (and hatred), and although it has changed much, the music still contains within it the spirit of former members Cliff Widener and Jason Cartee.

Today ahead of the official drop date we're stoked to premiere the entire 13 song release online, which can be heard below. The track listing is as follows:

1. A Prelude to Darkness
2. Auri Sacra Fames
3. The Clarion Light
4. The Withering
5. Aegri Somnia
6. Autumnal Lament
7. Infinitus Dolor Amoris
8. Seraph Enslaved
9. The Acolyte
10. Prologue
11. A Love Benighted
12. Epilogue (A Defiant Succumbing)
13. The Dying of the Light More...

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Elvenstorm Streaming Title Track Of New EP

French power metal act Elvenstorm is streaming the title track of the upcoming new EP "Soulreaper." The EP is due out soon from Inferno Records.

Check out "Soulreaper" here here:

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Chabtan Releases New Music Video

French deathcore act Chabtan released a music video for the new track "The Kiss of Coatlicue." The song is the title track to the upcoming debut full length effort, which is due out on May 25th via Mighty Music. The album is the follow up to the debut EP "Eleven" (2011).

The track list for the release is:

1. The Nahual's Omen
2. Ixtab
3. Born from Vucub Caquix
4. Astral Monsters
5. Anthropomorphic Beast
6. The Kiss of Coatlicue
7. Follow the Darkest Way
8. Ah Puch Reign
9. Reptile
10. Obsidian Butterfly
11. Visions of the Snake More...

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Schwarzer Engel Streams New Track

German gothic/industrial act Schwarzer Engel released a lyric video for the new track "Herrscher Der Nacht" from the new release "Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter." The album was released this past Friday via Massacre.

1. Götterdämmerung
2. Gott vs. Satan (song streaming here)
3. Herrscher Der Nacht
4. Schwarzkunst
5. Ave Maria (Die Mutter Gottes)
6. Du
7. Ritt Der Toten
8. Tiefer (Muss Ich Graben)
9. Schmerz Bleibt Mein
10. Meine Liebe
11. Im Herzen Wohnt Die Trauer
12. Beuget Euch (Bonus Track)

Check out "Herrscher Der Nacht" here: More...

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Starsick System Releases "Believe" Music Video

Italian modern rock/metal act Starsick System - featuring Pathosray/Fairyland vocalist Marco Sandron (ex-Eden's Curse) and fellow Pathosray member Ivan Moni Bidin on drums - released a new music video for the track "Believe." The song appears on the debut release "Daydreamin'" which was released earlier this month via Bakerteam Records.

The video, which was directed and edited by Francesco Sogaro, can be viewed here:

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Drown In Blood Streams New Track

Italian old school death metal act Drown in Blood is streaming the new track "Reign of Hypocrisy." The song is the opening track from the debut full length album "Addicted to Murder." The album drops today via Punishment 18 Records.

The full track list is:

1. Reign of Hypocrisy
2. Impersonal Living
3. Purification of Flesh
4. Walking Dead
5. Vengeance Is Mine
6. Razor in My Hand
7. Evil Parasites
8. Beast in the Cage

Check out "Reign of Hypocrisy" here: More...

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Exciter: Clip Of Reunited Original Lineup Posted

The reunited original lineup of Canadian thrash metal legends of Exciter - featuring guitarist John Ricci, bassist Allan Johnson and drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler - performed again together at the "Keep It True" festival (April 24./25.2015) in Germany.

Check out the fan-filmed video footage below.

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Sepultura Posts New Track "DarkSide"

The Brazilian thrash veterans from Sepultura premiered a new track titled "DarkSide." Another new 30th anniversary song to look forward to, titled "Under My Skin," will be released on June 5th, 2015.

Check out "DarkSide" below now.

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