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Last updated on October 1, 2014 at 9:02 AM ET

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

Lapis Lazuli Announces New Album, Reveals Artwork

Swedish symphonic metal band Lapis Lazuli announced that the fifth studio album will be entitled "The Downfall of Humanity." The album's artwork can be viewed below. More information on the album, including release date and track list is expected soon.

The update with the reveal reads: "Sorry for the long silence! We have been really busy with stuff!
The mixing of the album is finished! And the mastering is being done as we speak! In just a few weeks we will give you more details about the release of the album! (Announcement of an announcement)!"

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Artillery Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

UMC - promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced that Danish thrash legends Artillery have been added to the 2015 roster. The band is about to embark on a North American Tour this November with U.K.'s Onslaught in support of the "Legions" (2013).

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Artillery joins previously announced bands below, with 29 bands still to be announced:

Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
Equilibrium More...

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White Empress Posts Track-By-Track Video Part I

U.K. symphonic extreme act White Empress released the first part in a series of track-by-track videos for debut full length release "Rise of the Empress." The album dropped via Peaceville Records just yesterday in the U.S.

The video showcases the album's first five tracks - "Rise of the Empress," "The Congregation," "A Prisoner Unleashed," "Darkness Encroaching," and "Sven's Tower" - as Paul Allender (ex-Cradle of Filth) gives the background and insight on the writing process for the album.

Check out the clip here:

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Nightwish Releases Fifth Trailer For New Album

As Nightwish continues to prepare for the upcoming eighth studio album, the latest in an ongoing series of album trailers is available. In episode 5, vocalist Floor Jansen (ReVamp) and Uillean pipe lord Troy Donockley, the band's newest members, arrive at the secluded lake in Finland to take part in the writing and recording.

Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen, who appears in this latest episode, will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues relating to insomnia, with Kai Hahto (Wintersun, Swallow The Sun) replacing him.

All the clips in the series were produced by Ville LipiƤinen. Check out the fifth installment here: More...

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Alltheniko Streaming New Song "Scream For Exciter"

Italian metal act Alltheniko is streaming the new track "Scream for Exicter." The song appears on the band's upcoming fifth studio release entitled "Fast and Glorious," which is set to drop on December 4th via Pure Steel Records.

1. Tank of Death
2. Fast and Glorious
3. KaiserSteel
4. Holy War, Holy Fighters
5. Scream for Exciter
6. Spirit of War
7. Power to Rebel
8. The Arenas God
9. Power and the Glory I.U.W.S. (Saxon Cover) More...

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Primordial Announces New Album Details

Dublin's Primordial will release new studio album, "Where Greater Men Have Fallen," on November 25th via Metal Blade Records. Singer A.A. Nemtheanga elaborates:

"Some time at the end of 2013 we sat and began to plot a course for album number eight. We moved camp to a new rehearsal room and the ideas began to take shape. We felt it was time to try a new studio and engineer so we went to Grouse Lodge deep in the middle of Ireland and employed Gomez to come over and work on the new album."

The band's idea was to keep the Primordial trademarks intact while incorporating a broader, heavier more organic sound. Nemtheanga adds, "We feel revitalized, the hunger never left and we are ready for another chapter to be written in our history!"

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Where Greater Men Have Fallen
2. Babel's Tower
3. Come The Flood
4. The Seed Of Tyrants
5. Ghosts Of The Charnel House
6. The Alchemist's Head
7. Born To Night
8. Wield Lightning To Split The Sun More...

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