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Last updated on January 18, 2017 at 8:12 AM ET

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Arch Enemy Posts "As The Stages Burn" Trailer

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy issued a trailer clip for the upcoming live CD/DVD package "As the Stages Burn." The release is set to drop via Century Media Records on March 31, 2017.

Featuring footage of the band's headline performance at Wacken Open Air 2016, marking the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign in support of "War Eternal," "As The Stages Burn!" highlights an impressive live production fans have never seen before!

"As The Stages Burn!" will be available as Limited Edition CD+DVD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+DVD and as digital album. Europe will also be offering fans a Ltd. Deluxe CD+DVD+Blu-ray Box Set.

The full Wacken 2016 show was recorded with 13 cameras, produced and directed by Patric Ullaeus. The audio was mixed by Andy Sneap.

The DVD/Blu-ray also contains Behind The Scenes footage from Wacken, as well as excerpts from the "Tokyo Sacrifice" live DVD, all "War Eternal" music videos and a new, previously unreleased video clip for "Time Is Black" as bonus material!

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Saturn To Release New Album In Spring

Sweden's Saturn have announced the impending new studio effort "Beyond Spectra," which will be issued on March 31st via Rise Above Records.

Disciples of the heavy metal code don't just love the music, they need it: to maintain a cultural, personal and - perhaps most importantly - cosmic equilibrium. As a result, there is nothing more essential to our musical lives than bands that tap into our beloved genre's purest essence and re-imagine that primal magic in brand new and gloriously vivid hues. Saturn more than fits the bill.

Having already proved its worth and potential three years ago with the stunning debut album "Ascending," this young band has evolved into something truly extraordinary this time round. In stark contrast to many retro-minded records currently doing the rounds, "Beyond Spectra" offers much more than affectionate pastiche and Luddite petulance. Instead, this is the sound of red-blooded heavy metal with its eyes focused on the depths of outer space, as the rampaging grooves and analogue hiss of prime '70s proto-doom, the swaggering boogie braggadocio of UFO and the stately grandeur of Sad Wings-era Priest collide in a mesmerizing shower of irresistible riffs, unearthly melodies and moments of shimmering psychedelia. More...

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Sliptrick Records Signs The Downspiral To Hell

Spanish avante garde black metal act The Downspiral To Hell signed on with Sliptrick Records.

The duo ambitiously makes music that reveals the feelings born inside us and shows a personal way of thinking about life. The mantra of the band is to experiment and feel free to compose anything interesting from their music and art influences. From madness, insanity, anger…these are the ways the band explores its sound. The Downspiral To Hell creates a complex and strange mix of death and black metal, sometimes near to grind/death metal with lots of experimentation and bizarre keypads. This has all culminated into the recording of "Unusual Methods To Dismember The Spiritual Halo" in 2016. which is now ready to be unleashed onto an unsuspecting world!

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Ended Signs To Sliptrick Records

Sweden's Ended has signed on to Sliptrick Records for a new release.

Ended have created its own unique beast by merging modern rock and metal influences with classic rock elements and guitar brilliance. The forthcoming album "Five Eyes," showcases a heavier and more riff oriented side of the band, where melody and lyrics continue to be of great importance. They have a new addition in the form of vocalist Micky Bergqvist and he has brought the band additional energy, fronting the Swedish five piece with fierce power and charisma.

"Five Eyes" will be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records soon! Stay tuned for more information. More...

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Troubled Horse To Release "Revolution On Repeat"

Sweden's Troubled Horse announced a new studio offering entitled "Revolution On Repeat." The album will be issued on March 31st via Rise Above Records.

Like anything worth a damn, heavy music only thrives when it aims to keep moving. Whether growing through crazy acts of evolution or simply by letting the cultural winds drive countless small, incremental changes, the greatest bands are rarely accused of letting the grass grow under their feet. And in the wild and wayward world of undiluted, old school heavy metal and rock'n'roll, Sweden's Troubled Horse are a living, breathing, balls-out example of how change must always be harnessed to make things bigger, better and more exhilarating.

Formed in 2003 in Örebro (also home to Witchcraft), the Horse crew erupted into the consciousness of riff-worshippers everywhere with a low-key seven-inch vinyl release in 2010, and then the debut album "Step Inside," which was released by Rise Above Records in 2012. An invigorating whirlwind of spiky garage rock, propulsive psychedelia and thunderous, overdriven soul-meets-doom riffing, Step Inside showcased a band with little interest in current or nostalgic trends, instead revelling in a consciously classic but undeniably fresh new take on the most revered and ageless of musical components.

"We're not locked into a certain genre," says frontman Martin Heppich. "We allowed ourselves to explore all kinds of music for inspiration, and then we mix down all ideas into the Troubled Horse grinder! I have always had an idea of what Troubled Horse should be musically since I started the band many years ago, so maybe I come across as some kind of a dictator! What makes us unique in this genre is that we don't really care if we're accepted into the type of 'exclusive retro rock community' which a lot of times is just ridiculous with all their rules of what's considered 'true' and 'cool'. If we want to mix doom with punk rock and country music - we'll do it! We want to create something new, not stare too much into what's already been done." More...

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Vomit Angel Premieres New Song "Time of the Moon"

Vomit Angel premieres a new song called "Time of the Moon", taken from the upcoming debut mini-album "Sadomatic Evil", which will be out in stores February 17th, 2017 via Iron Bonehead Productions.

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Wombbath Debuts New Song "Smell of Lice"

Sweden’s death metal outfit Wombbath debuts a new song entitled "Smell of Lice", taken from the upcoming new split release with Germany’s Obscure Infinity "Upward On A Thousand Lies". The split was released on January 13th, 2017 on multi-colored wax through Germany's Brutal Art Records.

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Curse of Denial Premieres New Song & Lyrical Video

Cleveland’s Curse of Denial premieres a new song and lyrical video titled "The Tower of Silence", taken from the upcoming new album "The 13th Sign", which will be released on February 3rd via Redefining Darkness Records. The album's cover artwork was created by Remy from Headsplit Design, Paris, France.

Check out now "The Tower of Silence" below.

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Vader: "Strike Of The Empire" US-Tour Announced

Poland's death metal veterans of Vader have announced the following dates for their "Strike Of The Empire Tour" with support from Internal Bleeding, Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices Of Ruin and Micawber.

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Power Trip Debuts New Song "Executioner’s Tax"

Power Trip debuts a new song entitled "Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)", taken from the upcoming new album "Nightmare Logic", which will be out in stores February 24th via Southern Lord Records.

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Benighted Premieres NSFW Video For "Reptilian"

French brutal death metal/deathgrind outfit Benighted premieres a new NSFW gory music video for "Reptilian", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Necrobreed", which will arrive in stores February 24th, 2017 through Season of Mist.

Check out now "Reptilian" below.

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