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Last updated on January 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM ET

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

Tokyo Motor Fist Streams New Song

Tokyo Motor Fist - the collaboration between Danger Danger singer Ted Poley and guitarist/producer Steve Brown of Trixter - released another new song from the self-titled debut album that drops on February 24th via Frontiers Music Srl. Check out "Put Me To Shame" in the player below.

1. Pickin' Up The Pieces
2. Love Me Insane
3. Shameless (song streaming here)
4. Love
5. Black And Blue
6. You're My Revolution
7. Don't Let Me Go
8. Put Me To Shame
9. Done To Me
10. Get You Off My Mind
11. Fallin' Apart

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Blood Moon Sets Vinyl Release For Debut LP

Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets March 24th as the international release date for Blood Moon's debut album, "Through the Scarlet Veil," on vinyl LP. Originally released last year on CD and cassette formats by different labels, Blood Moon's first manifestation is a grand one - mystical, spectral black metal of an authentically classicist hue and with an ecclesiastic aura - and so grand, in fact, Iron Bonehead had no other option than to release this monument on double-LP vinyl.

At once familiar and foreign, "Through the Scarlet Veil" is draped in a nightsky aura that will immediately remind of many lost classics from black metal's early '90s wave, and yet it's equally suffused with a passion and poignancy that puts it on another level altogether. And although Blood Moon's origins and membership remain a mystery, the sprawling expanses of salacious splendor they weave across "Through the Scarlet Veil" shall serve as their first blight upon the white light of existence, and the only metric by which they shall be presently judged. For the future is grim, and also wide open...

A statement from the band reads: "The Circle of Blood Moon was created in the Scarlet Night of Blood Moon/Full Moon on the 28th of September 2015 with the purpose to Manifest and Praise the Luciferian Principles. Through this Scarlet Veil, we invoke the Sacred Entities using the Traditions of Our Forefathers and Ancestors. Hail Lucifer."

The album's artwork and track listing are as follows:

1. I.V. - Fires of Manifestation
2. The Seven-Rayed Star
3. Sacred Flame - Awakening of the Ancestors
4. G.N.O.S.I.S.
5. IAO - In the Coils of the Serpent
6. S?T - Chaos in Order
7. O Grandest
8. Psalm of the Nameless - Thy Kingdcome Come More...

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Thrash Bombz Announce New Album

Italian thrashers Thrash Bombz will release the new album "Master Of The Dead" on March 3rd via Iron Shield Records (distribution via Pure Steel Records). The album is the sophomore full length record and follow up to the debut "Mission Of Blood" (2014) and follow up EP "Dawn."

The track listing for "Master Of The Dead" is:

1. Condemned To Kill Again
2. Ritual Violence
3. Master Of The Dead
4. Curse Of The Priest
5. Black Steel
6. Taken By Force
7. Evil Witches
8. Evoking The Ghost
9. The Avenger
10. Call Of Death More...

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Halcyon Way To Enter Studio For New Album

Atlanta metal act Halcyon Way is set to begin the recording process for the follow-up release to 2014’s Billboard Charting album, "Conquer" (see review here).

The band will be heading to Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, Florida on January 27th to complete the drum tracking, with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, Death Angel, Whitechapel) at the helm. This is the band’s first recording with new drummer Aaron Baumoel and the record should be released by Fall of 2017.

Guitarist Jon Bodan commented: “The band is super hyped about our new material. We wrote about 27 songs, somehow pared it down to 17, and we will choose from that group what makes the final cut. The new songs are very heavy, very catchy, and very thrashy. We’ve spent a lot of time on the road over the last few years and we think they’re going to go over great not only on the album but live as well. Aaron has been killing it in preproduction and we think the fans are going to love what he brings to the table as a drummer."

"Conquer," the band’s most successful release to date landed on the Billboard Heatseeker charts at #41 upon release, and the first single/video from the album, “Web Of Lies” spent 6 weeks in the CMJ radio Hard Music Top Ten.

The band is fresh off of a December tour of Russia with Sabaton, and has also hit the road with bands such as Queensryche, Saxon, Fates Warning, Skid Row, and many others, playing to fans across 4 continents.

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Aborym Streams New Album In Full

Italian industrial/electronic metal act Aborym is streaming the new album "Shifting.Negative" in full, which you can enjoy in the player below. The album drops via Agonia Records tomorrow, January 25th.

The track list for the album is:

1. Unpleasantness
2. Precarious
3. Decadence in a Nutshell
4. 10050 Cielo Drive
5. Slipping Through the Cracks
6. You Can't Handle the Truth
7. For a Better Past
8. Tragedies for Sales
9. Going New Places
10. Big H

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Apophys To Record Sophomore Album In Feburary

After a successful European tour with Vader, Hate Eternal, Threat Signal and Lord of War, Dutch death metal band Apophys is ready to record the sophomore album and follow up to the highly acclaimed debut "Prime Incursion," which was released by Metal Blade Records in 2014.

The band will hit the studio in February to begin recording drums with producer Yuma van Eekelen (Exivious, Pestilence). The album is set to be mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance).

Vocalist Kevin Quilligan commented: "We are incredibly excited for our second album. We have been working very hard to get all the tracks ready and I can’t wait to get started. This album will show a more varied and dynamic side of the band, as well as sticking true to what we love. With Yuma and Stefano on board I’m sure the result will be immense."

The album artwork and title will be released soon but in the meantime, make sure to follow the band for frequent updates. More...

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Rise To Fall Issues New Video Clip "The Refuge"

Spanish modern melodic death metal act Rise To Fall issued a new music video for the song "The Refuge." The song appears on the band's latest release "End Vs Beginning," which is available now via Coroner Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Amoderndeath Signs With Truth Inc Records

Truth Inc Records announced the signing of Australia's Amoderndeath to the label roster. Offering a unique sound that is both groove driven riffing that collides with monlithic doom, the South Australian act is currently working on a debut album for the label.

Amoderndeath has shared the stage with bands such as King Parrot, Psycroptic and Departe and has been featured on events such as The New Dead Festival and Heavy SA. Truth Inc will be working with the band to crush the stage across Australia in the coming year.

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Ayreon Unveils Track Listing For "The Source"

Ayreon revealed the track listing for the upcoming new album "The Source." The band has yet to reveal the release date and impending pre-order information.

Vocal guest appearances for "The Source" include: James Labrie (Dream Theater) as "The Historian"; Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me) as "The Chemist"; Simone Simons (Epica) as "The Counselor"; Michael Mills (Toehider) as "TH-I"; Floor Jansen (Nightwish) as "The Biologist"; Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) as "The Astronomer"; Tobias Sammet (Avantasia/Edguy) as "The Captain"; Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus) as "The Diplomat"; Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind) as "The Prophet"; Zaher Zorgati (Myrath) as "The Preacher"; Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder/Kamelot) as "The Opposition Leader"; and, Russell Allen (Symphony X) as "The President."

The track listing for "The Source" is:

Chronicle 1: The 'Frame
1. The Day That The World Breaks Down
2. Sea Of Machines
3. Everybody Dies

Chronicle 2: The Aligning Of The Ten
4. Star Of Sirrah
5. All That Was
6. Run! Apocalypse! Run!
7. Condemned To Live

Chronicle 3: The Transmigration
8. Aquatic Race
9. The Dream Dissolves
10. Deathcry Of A Race
11. Into The Ocean

Chronicle 4: The Rebirth
12. Bay Of Dreams
13. Planet Y Is Alive!
14. The Source Will Flow
15. Journey To Forever
16. The Human Compulsion
17. March Of The Machines

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Satan Worship To Release "I Am The Devil"

The release date for the full length debut from Satan Worship entitled 'I’m The Devil" will be March 10th via Pure Steel Records. The pre-order phase will start on February 24th, 2017 in Pure Steel Records' webshop.

Satan Worship is a union between members of Brazil's Sodomizer and Morgoth drummer Marc Reign. In 2015, the band issued the demo tape "Poison And Blood" via Khutulu Records and it featured two tracks: "Under Sign of The Reaper" and "The Last Days Of John Paul Knowles." Between 2014 and 2016, the band recorded "I'm The Devil," which features eight tracks of pure "satanik metal!"

The track listing for "I'm The Devil" is:

1. Holy Blasphemy
2. I'm The Devil
3. Azrael's Hand
4. The Girls Of Manson Family
5. Satanik Possession
6. Zodiac Overkill
7. The Black Flame
8. Black Death
9. Under Sign Of The Reaper
10. The Last Days Of Paul John Knowles More...

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Sacrilege Issues Video For New Song "Lies"

NWoBHM band Sacrilege released a video for the new song "Lies". The track will appear on the band's upcoming new album "The Court Of The Insane." The album is the follow up to the 2015 release "six6six."

The song version used for the video is a bit different from the one set to appear on the new album. Stay tuned for details of "The Court Of The Insane," which will be made available soon.

Check out "Lies" here:

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Vescera Posts "Beyond The Flight" Teaser Clip

Vescera - the new band featuring Obsession lead vocalist Michael Vescera (ex-Loudness/ex-Yingwie Malmsteen) and ex-members of Nitehawks - issued a preview clip for the upcoming debut record "Beyond the Flight." The album is scheduled for release in April via Pure Steel Records, with the exact date to be announced.

The five minute preview presents clips from a number of new songs along with revealing the cover artwork. Check it out here:

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

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Grave Plague Streaming Entire 2-Song Demo

Cleveland death metal band Grave Plague is streaming the band's two-song demo "The Infected Crypts" in full. The demo was digitally released on January 12 by Redefining Darkness Records and Give Praise Records.

Check out now "The Infected Crypts" in its entirety below.

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Scordatura Premieres New Song & Lyric Video

Scottish death metal unit Scordatura premieres a new song and lyric video entitled "Servants of Entrapment", taken from the upcoming new album "Self-Created Abyss", which will arrive in stores on March 24th via Gore House Productions.

Check out now "Servants of Entrapment" below.

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Crystal Fairy Debuts New Self-Titled Track

Crystal Fairy (At The Drive-In, Melvins, Etc.) debuts the title-track of the band's upcoming self-titled album "Crystal Fairy", which will be out in stores February 24 via Ipecac Recordings.

Check out now "Crystal Fairy" below.

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Advent Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

North Carolina's Advent premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Pain And Suffering", which will be out in stores on January 27th via Bridge Nine.

Check out now "Pain And Suffering" in its entirety below.

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Slipknot Posts Fan-Filmed Live Video For "Killpop"

Slipknot shares the following fan-filmed video showcasing a performance of the band's track "Killpop", which was captured during Slipknot's performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO back on August 19th of 2015. The band invited the audience during the show to film the song and submit the footage.

Check out now the final edit below.

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