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Last updated on February 22, 2018 at 6:21 AM ET

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25 news articles posted on this day.

Amorphis Detail Upcoming New Album "Queen Of Time"

AMORPHIS have finally finished recording their upcoming new studio album, entitled ‘Queen Of Time’. The record is scheduled for a May 18th release, via Nuclear Blast. In comparison to its predecessor, ‘Under The Red Cloud’ (2015), the album will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to hear their lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish.

Today, the band unveils some more details on the production, the album title, the album cover (see above) and on working with their new/old bassist Olli-Pekka Laine.

The album was once again produced by the famous Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, and many others), who is well-known for challenging, and motivating, the artists during the recording process. He isn’t afraid to push them to their limits!

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Glass Hands Release New Music Video

Indiana metalcore band GLASS HANDS has released the Official Music Video for their single "Waiting Room." Filmed, directed, and edited by Brian “Bone” Thorburn at Threshold Studios in Indianapolis, based on concepts from Glass Hands and Brian “Bone” Thorburn, "Waiting Room" is the debut single off of Glass Hand's upcoming EP.

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Besvärjelsen Premiere New Music Video

Vallmo is the forthcoming debut from Swedish psychedelic stoner doom unit BESVÄRJELSEN. Featuring within its ranks past members of Dozer, Greenleaf, Afgrund, Lastkaj, and V, BESVÄRJELSEN will release Vallmo this March via Suicide Records.

Today the group deliver a preview of their record in the form of the band's video for "Under En Svart Himmel" ("under a black cloud"), streaming below.

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Wake Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Wake are streaming their wickedly brutal new album, 'Misery Rites' below and have added dates to their tour.

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Slomatics Debut New Song "Ancient Architects"

Doom metal band SLOMATICS have returned with "Ancient Architects", a new song taken from Totems which they are co-releasing with MAMMOTH WEED WIZARD BASTARD.

Listen to the song below:

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Black Dreams Release New Music Video

Finnish blues-driven heavy metal band Black Dreams share a new single 'Kiss the Gun'. The band is currently working on their debut album.

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Vex Release Official Video for "Nowhere Near"

Texas progressive metallers VEX have released the official video for "Nowhere Near," a track from The Machine Shop Sessions, the band's new live-in-studio EP. Check out the video streaming below.


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North Hammer Debut New Song "Wanderer"

Created by Andrew James of Edmonton, AB’s Eye of Horus and Shotgunner, his new project, one man folk metal band NORTH HAMMER is drawing inspiration from the mighty Quorthon; for Andrew is not so much a one-man band as a one-warrior metal machine. Andrew wrote and recorded the guitar, bass, vocals, and orchestration along with drums done by Doug Helcaraxë Nunez for NORTH HAMMER’s forthcoming debut album "Stormcaller" set for release on March 16th, 2018.

Today NORTH HAMMER is premiering their next track "Wanderer", which can be heard below:

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Sleep in Heads Posts Teaser For Debut Album

Formed in 2015, Kyiv, Ukraine's atmospheric prog metal rockers SLEEP IN HEADS are unleashing their debut full-length album "On the Air" on March 1, 2018 via Noizr.

Leading up to its release, the band has posted an album teaser, which can be heard below:

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Battlesoul Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Canadian metal outfit Battlesoul premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Sunward And Starward", which will be out in stores February 23rd via CDN Records.

Check out now "Sunward And Starward" in its entirety below.

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Primordial Premiere "To Hell or the Hangman"

Primordial premiere a new track titled "To Hell or the Hangman", taken from their upcoming new album "Exile Amongst the Ruins", which drops on March 30 through Metal Blade.

Check out now "To Hell or the Hangman" below.

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Steel Panther Share New Animated Music Video

Steel Panther share a new animated music video for "Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Out In Beverly Hills)", the latest single from last year's Lower the Bar album. In addition to the clip, the glam rock band has announced three additional East Coast dates on their "Sunset Strip Live!" tour this spring. The new shows are in Westbury, N.Y. (April 27), Portland, Maine (April 28) and Hartford, Conn. (April 29).

Check out now "Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Out In Beverly Hills)" below.

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Nocturnal Graves Premiere New Song

Australia’s Nocturnal Graves, featuring current and ex-members of Denouncement Pyre and Deströyer 666, premiere a new song entitled "Ecdysis, Shedding Weak Flesh", taken from their upcoming new album "Titan", which will be out in stores May 18th on Season of Mist.

Check out now "Ecdysis, Shedding Weak Flesh" below.

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Reprisal Premiere New Song "Nephila"

UK death thrashers Reprisal premiere a new song titled "Nephila", taken from their upcoming new album "None Survive the Sun", which will be out in stores on March 30 via Hostile Media.

Check out now "Nephila" below.

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Tarasque Debut New Song "Trümmerfeld"

German band Tarasque debut a new song entitled "Trümmerfeld", taken from their upcoming debut album "Innen Aussen", which is set for release on Friday the 13th of April.

Check out now "Trümmerfeld" below.

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Ghastly Premiere New Song "Velvet Blue"

Ghastly premiere a new track titled "Velvet Blue", taken from their upcoming new album "Death Velour", which will be released via 20 Buck Spin on April 20.

Check out now "Velvet Blue" below.

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Ov Shadows Debut Title Track To Upcoming New Album

Swedish black metal band Ov Shadows debut the title track to their upcoming new album "The Darkness Between Stars", which will be released through Black Market Metal Label on February 23rd.

Check out now "The Darkness Between Stars" below.

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Scumpulse Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Scumpulse premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Rotten", which will be out in stores via Gore House on February 23rd.

Check out now "Rotten" in its entirety below.

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Wolvhammer New Album To Be Released In May

A May 04th release date has been announced for Wolvhammer‘s upcoming new album, “The Monuments Of Ash & Bone“. Blood Music will be handling the release of the new full-length, which was produced by Eulogy‘s Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Exhumed) at his New Constellation Studios in Orlando, Florida. Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, The Faceless) and Pritchard lend guest guitar tracks to the album. Below’s how the track list will run:

01 – “Eternal Rotting Misery”
02 – “Call Me Death”
03 – “Law Of The Rope”
04 – “Bathed In Moonblood And Wolflight”
05 – “The Failure King”
06 – “Dead Rat Rotting Raven”
07 – “Solace Eclipsed“

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Rivers Of Nihil Premiere New Track “A Home”

Rivers Of Nihil premiere their new song “A Home” streaming below and taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Where Owls Know My Name“, out March 16th via Metal Blade Records.

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All That Remains’ Phil Labonte Appears On Infowars

All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte was lately a guest on Infowars, talking to guest host and controversial political reviewer Milo Yiannopoulos, on his opinion on gun control. The interview essentially continued onward from Labonte‘s recent clip in which he didn’t back the latest call for gun control in the United States in the light of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of over a dozen victims.

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Primitive Man UK & North American Tours Announced

Primitive Man will be out touring this spring and summer. Check out all dates below:

04/25 Newcastle, UK – Trillians Rock Bar
04/26 Glasgow, UK – North of the Wall
04/27 Wigan, UK – The Old Courts
04/28 Manchester, UK – Rebellion Club
04/29 Sheffield, UK – West Street Live
04/30 Bristol, UK – Old England
05/01 Leeds, UK – Temple of Boom
05/03 Tel Aviv, ISR – Levontin 7 (Primitive Man only)
05/04 Nottingham, UK – Angel Microbrewery
05/05 Plymouth, UK – The Junction
05/06 London, UK – Desert Fest

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Sparta West Coast Tour Announced

Sparta (ex-At The Drive In, etc.) announce a brief spring West Coast tour. The run will stop at the below cities:

05/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
05/11 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
05/12 Fresno, CA – Strummers
05/13 San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
05/15 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
05/16 Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar
05/17 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

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Greyhaven Debut New Song “Blemish”

Greyhaven debut a new song entitled “Blemish“, streaming below. The group will release their new effort “Empty Black” via producer/musician Will Putney‘s (Fit For An Autopsy) Equal Vision imprint label Graphic Nature Records on March 16.

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Dead Cross European/UK Tour Announced

Dead Cross will be out touring Europe, the UK and Russia this summer. Dates for that trek include:

06/02 Barcelona, SPA – Primavera Sound
06/03 Nimes, FRA – This Is Not A Love Song
06/05 Bologna, ITA – Estragon Club
06/06 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
06/07 Interlaken, SWI – Greenfield
06/10 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/12 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
06/13 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
06/14 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Novarock Festival
06/16 Cologne, GER – Gloria Theatre
06/17 Paris, FRA – Download Paris
06/19 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
06/20 Cognac, FRA – Westrock
06/22 Vitoria, SPA – Azkena Rock Festival
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/24 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/26 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
06/27 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
06/29 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Metal
07/01 Moscow, RUS – Glav Club
07/03 Berlin, GER – SO36
07/04 Gydnia, POL – Open’er
07/06 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/08 Belfort, FRA – Eurokeenes
07/10 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
07/12 Dour, BEL – Dour

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