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Last updated on July 3, 2015 at 4:36 AM ET

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

Cynic Announces Japanese / European Shows

It's been awhile since we heard from the recently prog rockified Cynic, and now the band is gearing up for a headlining European tour this fall in support of "Kindly Bent To Free Us" (reviewed here).

The tour starts on October 1st in Berlin, and sees the band concluding the trek in Munchen on October 10th. The American trio will be joined by Tides Of Nebula as well as Onward With Love. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

Regarding the tour, Cynic's Paul Masvidal comments: "We are ecstatic to be coming to Europe and sharing the Cynic frequency with fans across the pond. Cynic will be performing as a trio with many new surprises yet to be seen and heard in this tight format. Also pleased to have Tides Of Nebula and my new project with Amy Correia called Onward With Love (OwL) to share with the community." More...

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Inmate Posts New Music Video

Slovenia's metalcore outfit Inmate premieres its music video for the track titled "Tomorrow Never Comes", taken from the band's second album "Tree of Life", which is set to drop August 26th.

Check it out below.

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Mercy Brown Premieres New Music Video

The genre-bending female fronted metal outfit Mercy Brown premieres its brand new music video for the track "News Complaint", taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this year.

Check out now "News Complaint" below.

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Shardborne Premieres Full New Album

Ahead of the July 10th release date for "Living Bridges" we're bringing you an exclusive premiere of Irish instrumental / prog metal band Shardborne's new album in full - listen in below.

"Living Bridges" follows the 2011 EP “Aeonian Sequence” (available at Bandcamp here) and was mastered by producer Jamie King (known for his work with Between The Buried and Me). Artwork for "Living Bridges" was designed by Skyclad and Scale the Summit artist Duncan Storr.

Each track stands unique on its own or can be listened as part of a 51 minute sonic journey which has often more similarities towards classical composition than the modern day verse, chorus, verse repeat set-up.

Comments drummer Ben Wanders on the album: “'Living Bridges' is a culmination of our interests and pretty accurately represents the type of music we like to create. Everyone has their own preferences and tastes, and that results in having many varied influences on the music.”

As for inspiration, adds bassist Cormac O’Farrell, “We focused mainly on creating as interesting an album as possible for us musically. We try to keep it interesting, using things like phone numbers to make up riffs or time signatures! Also, with many interesting pedals lying around you’re never short of inspiration or entertainment!

The album was recorded entirely by the band’s Ciaran Culhane [guitars] and Ben Wanders, before going on to be mixed and mastered by Jamie King at Basement Recording. Ciaran comments on the recording process: “The biggest challenge for us really was the amount of time it took. We wanted to be thorough and make sure every part of each song was as good as we could make it…. I don't think we would have achieved a finished product that we were as happy with if we had gone to someone else's studio…” More...

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Alustrium Posts Playthrough Video

Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania progressive technical death metal outfit Alustrium is streaming the instrumental playthrough video for the track "Slackjaw", taken from the upcoming album "A Tunnel To Eden", which will be released on July 24th, 2015.

Check out "Slackjaw" below.

If you have not checked out the regular version with vocals yet, you can do that using the player below. More...

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Kataklysm Premieres New Track

Kataklysm premieres a new track titled "The Black Sheep", taken from the upcoming new album "Of Ghosts and Gods", which is set to drop via Nuclear Blast Records this coming July 31st, 2015.

Check out "The Black Sheep" now below.

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