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Last updated on October 17, 2017 at 10:12 AM ET

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

Deadthrones To Release Debut Single "Church Lane"

Newly formed label Bellmaker Records will be releasing the debut single and album of UK Doom duo Deadthrones on Halloween.

The single "Church Lane," is taken from the upcoming debut "Soothsayer," which drops on November 5th.

"Soothsayer" is over 40 instrumental minutes of raw doom metal blended with hardcore. Recorded in one midnight session in a rural corner of Berkshire, "Soothsayer" is a dark and surprising album.

Both single and album will be available through Bandcamp. More...

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Killswitch Engage, Anthrax Announce Killthrax II

Killswitch Engage and Anthrax have announced "KillThrax II," a 29-city tour of North America presented by SiriusXM that kicks off January 25 in Montreal, Canada and will zig-zag across the continent to wind up in Portland, Maine on March 4th. Confirmed tour dates are below. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 20t at 10AM local time - go to www.anthrax.com for all ticket purchasing and VIP packages info.

Havok will serve as the opening act for the entire tour.

Said Anthrax's Frank Bello, "After playing so many amazing shows last year with our friends Killswitch Engage, I'm psyched for round two of KillThrax, and we're adding Havoc to the heaviness!!" Added Charlie Benante, "The shows were great, the audiences were great and we all felt great about the whole thing, so why not do it again?"

"We are looking forward to the next leg of the 'KillThrax' tour," said KsE singer Jesse Leach. "We had a blast on the first one and we enjoyed sharing the stage with the humble legends Anthrax! There is such a synergy between the two bands and a certain unity that is infectious, so it was a no brainer to put this package back together and hit the road. It's an honor and we are excited for these shows, the fans, and the good times! KillThrax is gearing up for round two, so let's keep the party rolling!"

As with the inaugural KillThrax tour, Killswitch Engage and Anthrax will rotate the show's closing slot on "KillThrax II."

Confirmed dates for KillThrax II are below: More...

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Bloodstock Announces Annual "Metal 2 The Masses"

In August 2018, YOU could be stepping on stage at Bloodstock!

Bloodstock's annual, hugely popular "Metal 2 The Masses" initiative offers unsigned and DIY bands the chance of being part of the Bloodstock festival experience, alongside the likes of Judas Priest, Gojira and so many more amazing bands. Plans for 2018’s are under way and Bloodstock along with its favorite ale, Hobgoblin Beer, is aiming once again to track down the best breaking metal bands across the U.K.!

Below is the list of participating regions so far (there’s more to come in Europe) – so if you’re in a self-signed or unsigned band and want to try out for a slot on the Bloodstock bill, then get in touch with the promoter near you for details and get yourselves involved!

One winner from each event will win a slot on the "New Blood" stage, with way more additional prizes to be announced. Email your nearest promoter on the details below to get full details on the local events and throw your hat in the ring. More...

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Coraxo Issues 360 Degree Video Teaser For "Sol"

Coraxo, melodic/progressive death metal trio from Finland, will release the second album "Sol" via Snow Wave Recordson on November 23rd (digital, CD and vinyl). Today, the band reveal the first 360 video teaser for the sophomore album, so check it out below.

Coraxo frontman Tomi Toivonen says that the upcoming album will contain "much more melodic and less chaotic" than the industrial metal influenced debut Neptune and will include multiple guest appearances including guitar solos from Chris Amott (ex-Arch Enemy) and Peter Huss (Shining SWE).

The track listing for the album is:

1. Your Life. Our Future.
2. Of Stars Reborn
3. Satellite
4. Helios
5. Retrograde
6. Revenants
7. Ascension
8. Sunlight
9. In Hiding (The Chase pt. I)
10. Spearhead

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Converge Announces West Coast NA Tour Dates

Boston's Converge will hit the road on the West Coast of North America for some dates with Sumac and Cult Leader in tow in early 2018. The band is gearing up for the release of the new album "The Dusk In Us," coming November 3rd.

The dates coincide with the first leg of the tour, the dates and venues of which appear at this location.

Confirmed dates with Sumac and Cult Leader:

01/19 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
01/20 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
01/21 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
01/23 - Berkley, CA - Cornerstone Berkley
01/24 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Club
01/25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
01/26 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
01/27 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
01/28 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Theatre More...

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Speedclaw To Release New EP "Beast In The Mist"

Croatian speed metal act Speedclaw will release the new EP "Beast in the Mist" on December 29th via Shadow Kingdom Records. The new track "Rising of the Claw" can be heard streaming in the player at the bottom.

Following hot on the heels of the debut EP, "Iron Speed" - which Shadow Kingdom released on cassette to widespread critical acclaim earlier in 2017 - now Speedclaw strikes while the iron's white hot with "Beast in the Mist"! Taking all the electricity and excitement of that debut short-length, this new short-length sees this Croatian force of nature increasing the power and professionalism in equal, no-less-devastating measures.

Just like that first record, Speedclaw still embodies all the energy of the early '80s, when the NWoBHM was in full steam and speed metal was in its early days, and takes the hooks and heaviness even higher into the night. Here, no doubt bolstered by the rich 'n' robust production, these four maniacs more patiently ply their bolder and more epic songwriting whilst not losing an ounce of engaging immediacy; if anything, they're going even harder and faster for the throat. Then again, "Beast in the Mist" plays out its drama in a darker manner, letting Speedclaw digs its nails in deeply and differently than "Iron Speed." But make no mistake: Speedclaw is its own master, and totally heavy metal to the bone! Beware the "Beast in the Mist"!

The track list is:

1. Prelude
2. Beast in the Mist
3. Faster Than Hell
4. Rising of the Claw
5. Agression Strikes
6. Evil That You See

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Feral Light Debuts New Song "Endless Nights"

Minneapolis' black metal outfit Feral Light debuts a new song entitled "Endless Nights", taken from the forthcoming album, "Void/Sanctify", which will see release on Init Records.

Check out now "Endless Nights" below.

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ColdCell Premieres New Song "Tainted Thoughts"

Black metal outfit ColdCell - whose line-up includes two members of Schammasch - premieres a new song entitled "Tainted Thoughts", taken from the upcoming new album "Those", which will be released on November 3 via Czar of Crickets.

Check out now "Tainted Thoughts" below.

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Prophets Of Rage Premieres “Strength In Numbers”

Prophets Of Rage premieres a music video for its track “Strength In Numbers“. The supergroup features members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill.

Check it out below.

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Zao Debuts New Song From Forthcoming New EP

Pittsburgh-based metal outfit Zao debuts a new song entitled "Clawing, Clawing, Never Cutting Through", taken from the forthcoming new EP "Pyrrhic Victory", which is due out November 3 on the band owned and operated Observed/Observer Recordings.

Check out now "Clawing, Clawing, Never Cutting Through" below.

Says frontman Daniel Weyandt of it: More...

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Just For Fun

Iron Maiden’s Eddie Now Appears In "Angry Birds"

Iron Maiden's mascot Eddie has made his way into the video game "Angry Birds Evolution", as part of a seasonal promotion that will run till Halloween, October 31st. Eddie appears as ‘Eddie The Bird‘ in the game with four evolution steps based on the mascot's looks from the band’s albums: “Killers“, “Powerslave“, “Somewhere In Time” and “Book Of Souls“.

Angry Birds' main hub will also take on an Iron Maiden inspired look for the duration of the event. You can stream a trailer of that below:

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Lionheart Debuts New Music Video

Northern California hardcore band Lionheart just released a music video for “Still Bitter Still Cold” off its new outing, “Welcome To The West Coast II“, for which a November 10th release date is scheduled through Fast Break! Records.

Comments vocalist Rob Watson : More...

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