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Last updated on May 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM ET

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Iron Reagan Streaming Bonus Track

Richmond, Virginia’s Iron Reagan consists of true road warriors who just kicked off a run of headlining U.S. dates with support from Angel Du$t and Noisem.

The band also just released the ripping bonus track "The Sentence Is Death" from second full-length LP "The Tyranny of Will" - listen in below.

Additionally, the band has announced a summer European tour including numerous festival appearances kicking off June 18th in Copehagen, Denmark. A complete listing of dates is available after the stream. More...

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1349 Kicking Off Tour With Necrophagia

1349 is kicking off the second leg of the North American "Chaos Raids" tour in support of latest album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" in Baltimore tomorrow (May 30th).

The Norwegian black metal fundamentalists will be joined by label mates Necrophagia as well as Vattnet Viskar. Dates are as follows:

30 May 15 Baltimore, MD (US) Ottobar
31 May 15 Brooklyn, NY (US) St. Vitus
01 Jun 15 Montreal, QC (CA) Foufounes Electriques
02 Jun 15 Toronto, ON (CA) Mod Club
03 Jun 15 Rochester, NY (US) Montage Music Hall
04 Jun 15 Chicago, IL (US) Cobra Lounge
05 Jun 15 St. Paul, MN (US) Amsterdam Bar
06 Jun 15 Des Moines, IA (US) Val Air Ballroom
09 Jun 15 Boise, ID (US) The Crazy Horse
10 Jun 15 Seattle, WA (US) Club SUR
11 Jun 15 Portland, OR (US) Tonic Lounge
12 Jun 15 Oakland, CA (US) Metro Opera House
13 Jun 15 San Diego, CA (US) Brick by Brick
14 Jun 15 Phoenix, AZ (US) Joe's Grotto
15 Jun 15 El Paso, TX (US) Mesa Music Hall
16 Jun 15 San Antonio, TX (US) Korova
17 Jun 15 Ft Worth TX (US) Tom Cat's
18 Jun 15 New Orleans, LA (US) Siberia
19 Jun 15 Orlando, FL (US) The Haven (without Necrophagia) More...

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Faith No More Album Invades The Charts

Faith No More’s comeback album "Sol Invictus" has landed atop international charts with the ten-track release at #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, #6 in the UK and #6 in the United States (#14 on Billboard’s Top 200).

“What this tells me,” said Faith No More founder and bass player Bill Gould, “is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”

“We are honored to be a part of the FNM team and very proud of the success of 'Sol Invictus,'” added Greg Werckman, co-owner of Ipecac Recordings. “Of course, none of this would have happened without the band delivering such a fantastic record and them having faith in us to handle it properly.”

The album was released as a joint partnership between the Faith No More’s own Reclamation Recordings and Ipecac.

Faith No More returns to North America this Summer and the band launches a European tour on today. More...

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Athera Leaving Susperia

Susperia vocalistt Athera has issued the following announcement online via Facebook about departing the group:

"Ladies and gentlemen. I bid you farewell. At least for a good while. Considering my health situation and lack of progress contributing anything to my beloved band the last few years I have decided to pull myself out of the mix and let the guys continue on without me.

"We remain the best of friends and this is not a breakup due to any bad circumstances. It's simply me realizing I cannot deliver what you as fans and the band expects of me anymore. And I do not want to hold this brilliant band back anymore. They deserve better and you guys deserve to hear more new music.

"It is with regret and sadness I now do this, but trust me, it is the best for all parties involved. I am left with a strange feeling. Susperia has been with me for almost half my life and it is my family. So this hurts. But for me staying in the band any further would hurt you guys and the band even more. I don't know what will happen in the future, if they will get a new inspired vocalist or if Memnock will do the vocals (I vote YEAH!!) but something good will come of this in the form of a new album, or maybe even two!

"Maybe I'll pull the Bruce Dickinson/Rob Halford and make a return one day to the band. But for now I am out guys. I thank you so much for all the support through the years. From the bottom of my broken heart. Sorry we've been away for so long. Susperia will be back. One way or another. All my love and gratefulness."

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Vesperia Shoots New Video

Canadian epic death metal band Vesperia has put the finishing touches on a brand new music video for the as-of-yet unreleased song, "The Western Tempests."

After filming, the band emerged from the famous Camp 30 - which is a dilapidated and abandoned prisoner of war camp in Bowmanville, Ontario. Check out a still photo from the shoot below.

"The new music video for 'The Western Tempests' is dark. Very dark," comments band bassist and frontman, Morgan Rider. "We built the story of the video around the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Spending from sundown to sunup over two weekends to give the video its clutching darkness and disturbing atmosphere have definitely given us the result we were looking for."

In additional news, Vesperia will be touring both Eastern and Western Canada this coming June & July with select dates supported by Winnipeg's melodic death metal band Laika. More...

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Celebrate Ten Years Of Pussy!

Two weeks ago, southern hard rockers Nashville Pussy released "Ten Years of Pussy," a retrospective of the band's decade of working with SPV/Steamhammer.

In support of the release, Nashville Pussy is hitting the road on an extensive North American tour including appearances at the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Nashville, TN as well as the Full Terror Assault Festival in Cave In Rock, IL.

The tour kicks off August 7th and will wrap up on September 13th in Memphis, TN. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...

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Eluveitie Adds More Tour Dates

In addition to upcoming September/October tour dates with Epica, Eluveitie has announced the third leg of the "Origins" European tour.

This end of the trek will focus on Scandinavia as the band continues to support the "Origins" album (read our review here). Details on the trek are as follows:

20.11. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
21.11. D München - Tanzt! Festival @Backstage
23.11. D Kiel - Orange Club
24.11. DK Aarhus - Voxhall
25.11. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
30.11. S Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
01.12. S Stockholm - Debaser Strand
03.12. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
04.12. FIN Turku - Klubi
05.12. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
06.12. EST Tallinn - Tapper
08.12. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena
09.12. LT Vilnius - Loftas
10.12. PL Gdansk - B 90
11.12. D Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik

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Behemoth Kicking Off New Tour Dates

The Polish black / death metal superstars from Behemoth are ready to bring some hellish "Messe Noir" to the masses again, with a European tour kicking off today.

The trek is in support of latest album "The Satanist" (reviewed here), which was named our best album of 2014 in Metalunderground.com's annual year-end awards.

Check out a trailer for the impending tour dates below. More...

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Ghost Announces Third Papa Emeritus, New Album

Ghost is at it again - after Papa II failed to topple any governments or convert the world to Satan's dark majesty, he's been ousted and replaced by Papa III.

New music is also coming from the masked, nameless ghouls very soon. Check out all the drama within the Satanic conclave through the video below.

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Thy Art Is Murder Posts "Light Bearer" Video

Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder just released an official music video for the track “Light Bearer” - check it out below. "Light Bearer" comes off new album "Holy War," coming next month through Nuclear Blast.

“For the last few years since the ‘Reign of Darkness’ video came out, the only thing we’ve all been obsessed with was having fire in our next clip,” comments guitarist Andy Marsh. “With a title like ‘Light Bearer’, it all came together thematically and our friends at Ambitious Films understood our vision and helped make it a reality. We are so excited to bring you guys new music and a new video. Rejoice, the day of Satan and man is upon us.” More...

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Primordial To Support Abbath In London

After departing Immortal and signing to Season Of Mist, Abbath has announced the support acts for his first solo London show at The Forum in Kentish Town on Friday, September 18th.

Ireland's finest Primordial and bellicose doomsters Conan from Liverpool will open for the Norwegian legend and his new band.

The upcoming first Abbath shows will be as follows:

27 Jun 15 Helsinki (FI) Tuska Metal Festival
08 Aug 15 Montréal (CA) Parc Jean-Drapeau (Heavy Montréal Festival)
04 Sep 15 Zürich (CH) Meh Suff Metal Festival
05 Sep 15 Torcy (FR) Fall of Summer
18 Sep 15 London (UK) The Forum
20 Feb 16 Bergen (NO) Blastfest More...

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Axes & Anchors Adds New Artists And Workshops

The upcoming 5-day/4-night 2016 Axes & Anchors cruise – setting sail from Miami, FL on February 20th aboard the Carnival Victory – is pleased to announce two new artists to the cruise lineup.

Gilby Clarke, best known for his time as rhythm guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, and Tony Macalpine have now been added to the roster.

In addition, the cruise is announcing a variety of non-guitar oriented workshops for music fans and musicians of all backgrounds to enjoy. Musical education and teaching is very important to the Axes & Anchors mission. Whether you are a vocalist, bassist, drummer, photographer, tour manager or just interested in learning more about music in general, you’ll have much to enjoy on the cruise.

In addition to the guitar workshops run personally by 10 of the cruise’s attending guitar gods, beginners and seasoned musicians alike can experience workshops like:

Rock photography
How to Write Lyrics
Tuning and Amplifying Your Sound
Sight-reading of Music
Voice Training
Glam/Metal Make-up
Clothing Modification

Ann Squire, co-founder of Axes & Anchors comments, “We've had passengers calling and telling us how excited they are that we are offering workshops, and they are even asking for other very specific workshops - like voice training and sight reading - so while we are focused on guitars, we are also providing something for everyone. It's exciting to see everyone so jazzed about our new format for rock cruises.”

Also scheduled to appear on the cruise are Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Alex Skonick, and more. More...

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Baptism Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Finnish elitist black metal outfit Baptism, with the underground veterans aiming to release a full-length through the record deal next year. Baptism comments on the signing:

"We are very excited to become a part of Season of Mist, with such a great roster and people behind the label. It is an honour as well as a great opportunity for us. We are planning to enter studio at the end of this year in order to record our first album for Season of Mist, which will hopefully be released in 2016. We will be coming back stronger than ever and we cannot wait to start a great fire to light the darkness with this record. Until the world may burn... A.M.S.G."

Season Of Mist also had this to say: "Black metal orthodoxy demands a raw and unbound fierceness in the musical expression that is counterbalanced by epic melodies buried underneath a shredding onslaught and majestic atmospheres as well as corpsepaint, hoods and spikes in the visuals enhanced by Satanic mysticism on the lyrical side. All of this is delivered to the dark letter by Baptism, who also let their Finnish roots clearly show through their hellish sound."

The band consists of:

Lord S. - vocals, guitar, songwriting
SG.7 - guitar
TG - lead guitar
Syphon - bass
LRH - drums More...

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Black Space Riders Releasing New Album

The new, fourth album by Black Space Riders is almost here... and it's called "Refugeeum." The album will drop via Cargo Records on July 24th. The following press release was also issued:

"'Refugeeum,' as in 'refugees' as well as in 'refuge.' Deeply moved by what is currently happening on this planet, the band has left its orbital wanderings at least thematically and turned instead to an earthly, eternal issue, one that is, sadly, very topical again: flight and expulsion - loss of home - profound sorrow – the will to survive - hope for what may come - hunted and hunter - victim and perpetrator - acceptance and rejection.

"Compared to the band’s internationally acclaimed previous album 'D:REI,' 'Refugeeum,' with its nine songs and about an hour’s playing time, is almost compact. The band has managed to evolve its style and give space to what it likes, while also respecting its roots. 'Refugeeum' is profound both lyrically and musically. The whole album is pervaded by a sublime and uplifting atmosphere that oscillates between dreamy and gripping, sadness and hope, longing and pursuit. The songs are complex, yet catchy, and continue to resonate for a long time after listening.

"The two lead singers, JE and SEB, work in harmony in expression, feeling and versatility. The guitars dare to even greater openness and clarity. In every song, there are exciting, and at the same time often unexpected, grooves, a rich bass foundation, and a drumming that develops and drives the song. The band has expanded its original fat riff and space cosmos to encompass anthemic and melodic lead guitars. It integrates playful beats, and trip-hop, dub, and New Wave elements. This makes Refugeeum exciting and varied. An album that’s like a journey. Varied and yet fluent, a unified whole. An album that also takes a stance. 'Refugeeum' sounds great, has something to say, is moving, and also great to listen to!" More...

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I.D.S.F.A. Pays Homage To Oderus

Las Vegas-based band I.D.S.F.A. aims to continue spreading carnage with upcoming concept album "Bodies In The Basement," which will include a short film and live, interactive performance aspects.

In addition, the album features demented new vocalist Knuckletooth. Help the project come to fruition by joining the IndieGoGo campaign here.

In celebration of the upcoming release, the band is paying homage to main musical and theatrical inspiration, GWAR, as well as late vocalist Dave Brockie, with a new track “The Genius That Was Oderus.” Listen in below.

Bassist Travesty comments, “We wrote 'The Genius That Was Oderus' in memoriam of one of the most influential musicians to us. We have attended GWAR shows since we were teenagers. Oderus showed us that you can mix music, horror, gore and theatrics into one. He is the reason that I.D.S.F.A. is the band that is today. We wanted to show our appreciation to everything Oderus did in the Shock Rock scene and we figured what better way to do that than in song – the way he would appreciate the most. He Will Be Missed, So Raise Your Fist!” More...

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Demon Lung Streaming "Mark Of Jubilee"

Las Vegas-based doom bringers Demon Lung will unleash the forlorn fruits of the "A Dracula" full-length next month via Candlelight Records.

Captured by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Zoroaster, Eyehategod, Taurus, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth etc.), the record boasts eight dark, devious hymns centered loosely on Juan López Moctezuma's 1977 horror film, "Alucarda," in which two teenage orphan girls living in a Catholic convent unleash a demonic force and ultimately become possessed by Satan.

"Alucarda is a more relatable story for me than our last album's ['The Hundredth Name'] subject matter," vocalist Shanda Fredrick issues, "which made writing a lot more fun this time around. The heroine in this story is the daughter of Satan, who happens to fall in love with the purest of souls in the convent she resides. She coaxes this soul over to the dark, with only intentions of love but in doing so she dooms her to death by the hands of the nuns. The anger consumes her and she uses her dark powers to resurrect her love and together they kill the convent and then the world."

Check out the album's sixth movement, "Mark Of Jubilee," in the player below, and stay tuned for "A Dracula" to drop on June 16th. More...

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Sinister Covers Slayer

Sinister has a cover version online of Slayer's song "Necrophiliac," which can be heard in the YouTube player below.

"Necrophiliac" comes off the upcoming 25th anniversary record "Dark Memorials," due to be released on June 26th via Massacre Records.

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Jaded Heart Signs With Massacre

Jaded Heart was originally formed by Michael Müller, Axel Kruse, Dirk Bormann as well as the former vocalist Michael Bormann in 1990 and has meanwhile released 12 albums.

The band went through quite some line-up changes in the past and is now alive and kicking with a total of 5 band members that just inked a deal with Massacre Records.

Jaded Heart is keen on playing live, having supported bands like Rage, DORO, Axel Rudi Pell, and Shinedown in the past. The band also recently wrapped up the "Fight The System Over Spain" 2015 tour promoting latest album "Fight The System."

Jaded Heart is currently working on a new, yet-untitled album that’s expected to be released next year via Massacre Records. More...

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Ten More Bands Added To Bloodstock

The organizers of this year's Bloodstock Festival have issued the following announcement about adding more bands to the August lineup:

"With 2015’s festival season officially underway, here at Bloodstock HQ we still have plenty to reveal about the summer’s premiere metal weekender. Ten more bands, to start with…

"Joining the Sophie Lancaster Stage line-up on Friday are Messiah's Kiss featuring former session musicians for Tony Iommi and Saxon. Saturday sees the addition of old school thrashers Annihilated, as well as death metal band Ageless Oblivion.

"Digital tech metal act The Izuna Drop, featuring Jamie from UK Subs, are all set to perform on Sunday, alongside female-fronted, classic doomsters Alunah.

"Bloodstock is also pleased to announce five bands for the Jagermeister Stage. On Friday, if you’re a fan of bands like Karnivool and Tesseract, head over to check out progsters The Parallax Method. Female-fronted, dark melodic metallers Winter Storm also nab a Friday slot. Former Status Quo support band Knock Out Kaine bring their brand of ballsy rock ‘n’ roll to the Jager stage on Saturday.

"Inspired by heavy metal Gods of the late 70's/early 80's such as Budgie, Tank, Venom, and Motorhead, Blind Haze steamroll in on Sunday, joined by Irish progressive trio Snowblind - definitely one to see if you like your time changes and musical curveballs!"

The currently announced lineup consists of: More...

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My Reflection Posts New Single

Finnish outfit My Reflection just released a new single titled "Dead Musician" through Inverse Records, which presents an end of an era for the band. Check out a lyric video below, and Inverse also comments:

"During the song composition process in 2014 the changes inside the band were starting to show. The new projects of the band memebers began to take more and more of their time. So My Reflection decided to take time-off for undefined time. For a milestone to mark that here's 'Dead Musician'!"

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Animals As Leaders Teaches "Physical Education"

Animals As Leaders has a new video online for "Physical Education," taken off latest album "The Joy Of Motion." Check it out below, and be sure to also catch the band live on the "Coma Ecliptic Tour" with Between The Buried & Me on these dates:

07/07 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
07/08 – Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theater
07/09 – Orlando, FL @ Venue 578
07/10 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
07/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
07/13 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
07/14 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
07/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
07/17 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
07/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
07/19 – Tuscon, AZ @ Club X’s
07/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
07/22 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
07/23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
07/24 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
07/25 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
07/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
07/29 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
07/30 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
07/31 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall More...

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KEN Mode Kicks Off Tour

KEN Mode (a band that is just way too cool for regular capitalization rules) is kicking off a European tour today in France.

Following the European dates, KEN Mode will embark on the "Success" album launch tour across North America in June. See the band live supporting the new album on these dates:

May 29, Paris, France @ OTB Festival
May 31, Bristol, UK @ Temples Festival
June 1, London, UK @ Macbeth
June 2, Lille, France @ La Peniche
June 3, 2105 - Sint, Belgium @ Jeugdhuis Job
June 6, Poitiers, France @ Less Playboy Is More Cowboy Festival
June 7, Clermont-Ferrand, France @ Raymond

North American tour
June 16, Toronto, ON @ The Shop (Parts & Labour) w/The Great Sabatini
June 17, Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus w/The Great Sabatini, Fashion Police
June 18, Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus w/Pyrrhon, Couch Slut
June 19, Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
June 20, Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/Lo-Pan
June 21, Chicago, IL @ The Burlington w/The Swan King
June 25, Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
June 26, Winnipeg, MB @ The Goodwill w/Pop Crimes, Teethmarks *no Fight Amp More...

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Deception Releases "Deliverance" Clip

A new video is now online for "Deliverance" performed by Swedish band Deception, which was written by Peter Engström and Fredrik Färninger and recorded at Big Balls Studio in Karlstad. The video directed by Markus Hurtig of MAS Productions.

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Acid Anarchy Roars Against Rape

Acid Anarchy, a thrash band from India, has a video clip online for "Exile Into Mother Earth," which the band describes as a "roar against rape" and can be seen below. The band comments:

"Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them." More...

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Space Mirrors Posts Snippets From New Album

Space Mirrors has a sampling of songs online from upcoming album "Cosmic Horror III: Stella Polaris," due to be released on Atomic Age Records in August of 2015.

This album will be the third part of the trilogy inspired by H. P. Lovecraft following "The Other Gods" and "In Darkness They Whisper." The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Haunter of the Dark
2. Celephais
3. White Ship
4. Stella Polaris
5. (A Passer) Through the Storm
6. In The Blood
7. Burning Chaplet
8. West of Arkham
9. The Crawling Chaos
10. Essential Saltes of Humane Dust
11. The Master More...

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Null'o'zero Releases New Video

Greek band Null'o'zero released its first official music video for the track "Unleashed By Fire," which can be seen below.

"Unleashed By Fire" comes off ''The Enemy Within'' and was directed by Chris Tsoukalas (Basement studio productions) and features backing vocals By Christos Dantis. Null'o'zero is:

George Patsouris (Geo Sinner) - Vocals
Elias Andritsos - Guitars
Aggelos Kokorogiannis - Guitars
George Deligiannis - Bass
Lefteris Moros - Drums

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Death Decline Enslaves The Weak

Death / thrash assault Death Decline hails from Dijon, France and just dropped an official lyric video for the track "Enslave The Weak." The track comes off new album "Built For Sin" and the clip can be seen below.

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Deluge Posts "Houle" Video

An official music video for "Houle" is out today, which was created by Benjamin Cappelletti and is the first song online from the next Deluge album "Aether," due out September 19th.

Check out the clip below, and "Aether" can be pre-ordered here through LADLO productions in digipack and 2LP formats. The full track listing is:

1. Avalanche
2. Appâts
3. Mélas|Kholé (feat. Neige from Alcest)
4. Naufrage
5. Houle
6. Klartraümer
7. Vide
8. Hypoxie
9. Bruine More...

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Johnny B. Morbid Streaming Full Album

Pop / metal mashup Johnny B. Morbid is streaming the full "Fall of the Cicada" album online - pick up your copy at Bandcamp or listen in below. The track listing is as follows:

1. True Believer 03:39
2. Before I Fade 04:13
3. Crucifiction 04:00
4. Exile 03:41
5. Above and Beyond 02:56
6. It Came From The North 03:53
7. Future In Flames 04:10
8. Fear Itself 03:13
9. In The Unknown 04:06
10. Fall of the Cicada 04:55 More...

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Vorzug Reveals Album Artwork

Vorzug has announced new album "Call Of The Vultures" will drop this July, with the cover artwork now available below and a finalized release date forthcoming. Vorzug consists of:

Anthony Hoyes - Vocals
Daniel Beck - Drums
Rock Rollain - Bass
Ivan Schone - Guitars

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Kontra Reveals New Lineup

At the end of March, Kontra officially announced its reunion, and now the band has revealed the new lineup as well.

Next to the only original member Marco Barraco (singer and rhythm guitar), now Kontra consists of Luigi Di Meglio on lead guitar, Luca Buonanno on bass guitar, and Francesco Verrazzo on drums (former drummer of Manach Seherath).

The band is currently rearranging all the old songs and has in store for the next months a surprise for the fans. Stay tuned for more details, and be sure to follow the latest on the band at Facebook.

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Royal Blood To Appear On Howard Stern

BRIT and NME Award-winning U.K. duo Royal Blood is scheduled to appear for the first time on the Howard Stern Show with Stern's exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 100 on Tuesday, June 9th. In addition to an interview, Royal Blood will perform the song "Figure It Out."

Stern discovered the band while watching an electrifying performance at the 2014 MTV EMA Awards and proclaimed "Nobody does heavy music like this anymore."

Royal Blood will spend most of the next six months of the year in the U.S. for sold out headlining dates, festival appearances at Governor's Ball, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful, ACL, and stadium dates in the U.K. and U.S. with Foo Fighters. More...

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District 97 Posts Album Trailer

Chicago's District 97 has just released a trailer for impending third studio full-length, "In Vaults" (due out June 23rd), which showcases the album's cover art, photos, and clips from several tracks found on the release.

The band's third album for Laser's Edge, "In Vaults" boasts more than an hour of District 97's unique brew of prog rock, metal, alternative, classical, pop and jazz influences with nine brand new tracks.

The album was recorded at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, engineered by Chris Harden with additional engineering by Shane Hendrickson, mixed by Rich Mouser and Jeff Fox at The Mouse House Studio and mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain. Cover artwork was designed by Björn Gooßes. More...

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In Vain Sees "No Future For The World"

Spanish band In Vain - which just signed with Pure Steel - has a new video clip out now for the track "No Future For The World," available below.

"No Future For The World" is the opening song off third album "The Little Things That Matter," originally self-released in November 2014 and now coming in a new edition through Pure Steel.

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Evertrapped Goes Underneath The Deep

Evertrapped has a new video clip out now for the song "Underneath the Deep," which was directed by Éric Lemire and edited by Michael Michaud. Check it out below. Photos from the filming of the video can also be found at this location.

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Armored Saint Streaming Full Album

Los Angeles, California's Armored Saint is set to release a seventh studio album on May 29th / June 1st. The album, "Win Hands Down," is now also available for streaming in full via the SoundCloud player below.

Vocalist John Bush will also be a guest on the Full Metal Jackie radio show this weekend - find a station airing/streaming the show over here. See the band live with Saxon on these dates:

05/29 San Jose, CA Rockbar
05/30 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
06/19 Clisson, FR Hellfest
07/11 Las Vegas, NV Counts' Vamp'd Rock Bar and Grill
07/30 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
08/02 Munich, DE Free & Easy Festival
08/03 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg w/ Queensryche
08/04 Eindhoven, NL Effenaar w/ Queensryche
08/06 London, GB Electric Ballroom w/ Queensryche
08/07 Derby, GB Bloodstock Festival
08/08 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival
12/04 Hamburg, DE Waterkant X-Mas Bash
12/05 Oberhausen, DE Ruhrpott Metal Meeting More...

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Cryptic Brood Signs With Xtreem Music

German lovers of rancid and rotten death metal Cryptic Brood have signed with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming EP "Wormhole" and more albums to come. The label comments:

"Formed back in early 2013, Cryptic Brood released their first demo tape 'Morbid Rite' in October of the same year, being followed by a split CD/LP with countrymates Graveyard Ghoul released on Final Gate Records in Fall 2014.

"Now in 2015 the band has recorded three new tracks plus an original 'Autopsyzed' cover of Suffocation's 'Infecting the Crypts' and are working on the final touches for their upcoming EP that will be entitled 'Wormhole.'

"Cryptic Brood's sound can be defined as a truly heavy and ugly death / doom influenced by bands like Autopsy, Winter, Derketa, Undergang, early Asphyx, Hellhammer..." More...

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Zodiac Releases Live Album

German psychedelic rock n’ roll outfit Zodiac just released “Road Tapes Vol. 1,” a digital live album recorded during the band's fall European headlining tour. The album was tracked by engineer Florian Steppke and mixed and mastered by long-time collaborator Martin Meinschaffer (Long Distance Calling). A live video for the song “Holding On” can be seen below.

Featuring tracks taken from the band’s three acclaimed studio albums – “Sonic Child” (2014), “A Hiding Place” (2013) and “A Bit of Devil” (2012) – “Road Tapes Vol. 1" aptly showcases Zodiac‘s unique blues-driven, classic rock-inspired sound. The track listing is:

1. Swinging On The Run
2. Free
3. Holding On (video)
4. Cortez The Killer (Neil Young cover)
5. A Bit Of Devil
6. Rock Bottom Blues
7. Diamond Shoes
8. A Penny And A Dead Horse
9. Moonshine
10. Coming Home More...

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces Collaboration

Dragged Into Sunlight has just wrapped up a collaborative release with Gnaw Their Tongues, which will see release later this year via Prosthetic Records. The group circulated the poster below at Maryland Deathfest to announce the collaboration.

Dragged Into Sunlight revealed a short and sweet statement on the effort: “Expect a vortex of audio madness inspired by the likes of Godflesh, Merzbow, Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Mugwart and Esoteric, and of course our good friends Gnaw Their Tongues. More soon.”

This will feature the first new material from the group since 2012 release “Widowmaker.” The band will next perform for Austrian fans this June headlining the Speckjaga Summer Solstice Fest on June 20th. More...

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Set And Setting Releases New Video

Set And Setting released an album via Prosthetic Records last Fall, featuring eight sprawling tracks of post-metal/post-rock atmospherics recorded with Ryan Haft (Torche).

Today, Set And Setting is thrilled to unveil the new music video for the album’s vigorous track "Coping," directed by Todd White (Toxic Holocaust) at UP Productions. Check it out below.

Set And Setting has also announced plans for a headlining jaunt across the East Coast this August featuring direct support from labelmates North before appearing at Gainesville’s Fest 14 this October.

8/22 St. Petersburg, FL – The Nine 10 #
8/23 Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
8/24 Raleigh, NC – Slim’s Downtown #
8/25 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5 #
8/26 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony #
8/27 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s #
8/28 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus #
10/30-11/1 Gainesville, FL – Fest 14
# with North More...

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Locrian Reveals "Infinite Dissolution" Details

The latest full-length studio installation from experimental outfit Locrian has been completed, as the longstanding trio prepares to release "Infinite Dissolution" through Relapse Records in late July.

In addition to the expansive album's release date, track listing, cover artwork and preorder links, a trailer containing samples of several of the record's movements has also been issued to the public.

"Infinite Dissolution" was recorded at Steve Albini-owned/operated Electric Audio, produced by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. The album is a multi-part concept album dealing with the struggle of human extinction. A seamless and harrowing blend of dark ambience, drone, black metal, post-rock, and experimental electronics, "Infinite Dissolution" is the manifestation of modern, forward-thinking experimental music. More...

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Chastain Signs Vinyl Deal

U.S. outfit Chastain - built around shred guitarist David T. Chastain and exceptional singer Leather Leone - has signed a vinyl deal with Pure Steel Records.

The last Chastain album "Surrender To No One" will be released in 2015 as a limited vinyl edition. More news will follow shortly. The band consists of:

Leather Leone (Sledge Leather, ex-Leather, ex-Malibu Barbi, ex-Rude Girl) - vocals
David T. Chastain (Zanister, ex-CJSS, ex-Spike) - guitars
Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind, Trivial Act, ex-Kinrick, ex-Jorn, ex-Firewind) - drums
Mike Skimmerhorn (ex-CJSS, ex-Spike) - bass More...

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Author & Punisher Streaming "Callous And Hoof"

Author & Punisher, aka Tristan Shone, the musically-inclined mechanical engineer who has created an intricate set of machines to replicate his unique version of doom, is streaming a new song online.

“Callous and Hoof” comes from the outfit’s Housecore Records’ debut, "Melk En Honing," due out June 30th. Listen in below.

“'Callous and Hoof' is a track that encapsulates the aura of the album for me; the push/pull between urban dystopian fantasy, real fear, and sentiment towards a physical/medieval lifestyle,” explained Shone of the nearly seven minute song. “We are not using our hands and muscles anymore and this track seeks to counter that notion with intensity, speed and unharnessed tumult. Performing this track live really sucks the life out of me, I hope it does the same for some others as well.” More...

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Hate Eternal Releasing New Album

Hate Eternal has announced the title and release date for a new album today. The full-length, titled "Infernus," will see a North American release on August 21st this year.

Information regarding the album artwork, track list, and pre-orders will be made available soon via the official Season of Mist and Hate Eternal channels.

Hate Eternal is also kicking off live dates as part of this year's Metal Alliance tour with Deicide, Entombed A.D., and more. Dates are as follows: More...

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Lifeforms Calls It Quits, Forms New Band

Lifeforms has checked in with the following announcement about officially calling it quits and forming a different band:

"We would like to clarify our position with regards to Lifeforms and Ghost/Aeon. Lifeforms is officially defunct and no longer operating as a band since the subsequent departures of Arik Okray and Trevor Richardson on April 21st 2015.

"This page is therefore being converted into the official facebook page of Ghost/Aeon. Ghost/Aeon is a project that was formed over 2 years ago and includes Howie Favichia amongst its members.

"We have been in pre production for over a year on our new album ‘Metanoia’. It is true that Ghost/Aeon has former Lifeforms members amongst its ranks however we want to make it clear beyond all possible recognition that Ghost/Aeon is a completely separate entity to Lifeforms.

"We apologize for any misleading information we have conveyed previously on Facebook with regard to our status. We hope you like the direction we are taking with Ghost/Aeon and we are extremely excited about the future of this band." More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Releases "Prometheus" Clip

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody released the second single from upcoming cinematic masterpiece "Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus." The lyric video for the title track "Prometheus" can be seen below. The album is set to drop on June 19th (EU), June 22nd (UK), June 30th (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for "Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus" is:

1. Nova Genesis (Ad Splendorem Angeli Triumphantis)
2. Il Cigno Nero
3. Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross) (see lyric video here)
4. Anahata
5. Il Tempo Degli Dei
6. One Ring To Rule Them All
7. Notturno
8. Prometheus
9. King Solomon And The 72 Names Of God
10. Yggdrasil
11. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer’s Fall Part II: Codex Nemesis

Check out "Prometheus" here: More...

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Serious Black Gets "Older & Wiser"

Serious Black - featuring Trail of Murder/Project Arcadia vocalist Urban Breed, ex-Blind Guardian drummer Thomen Stauch and Firewind's Bob Katsionis - released a new music video for the track "Older & Wiser." The song appears on the band's debut release "As Daylight Breaks," which dropped earlier this year via AFM Records.

The video was filmed by Oliver Barth at the Brose Arena in Bamberg. It was edited by Bob Katsionis. Check it out here:

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Virgin Steele Releases "Lucifer's Hammer" Clip

New York's Virgin Steele issued a lyric video for the new track "Lucifer's Hammer." The song is the opening track of the new release "Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation," which drops on June 22nd in Europe and June 23rd in the USA via SPV/Steamhammer.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lucifer's Hammer
2. Queen of the Dead
3. To Darkness Eternal
4. Black Sun-Black Mass
5. Persephone
6. Devilhead
7. Demolition Queen
8. The Plague and the Fire
9. We Disappear
10. A Damned Apparition
11. Glamour
12. Delirium
13. Hymns to Damnation
14. Fallen Angels

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Necrophagist Drummer Releases Drum DVD

French drummer Romain Goulon (Necrophagist) has released his first ever drum DVD titled "Metal Chops Matrix" and is streaming a trailer for it below.

Explains Goulon: "Metal Chops Matrix is made for drummers who want to play modern metal with a beneficial consideration of the drumming legacy from jazz fusion to extreme metal." More...

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Barghest Premieres New Track

The black metal warriors from Barghest are streaming a brand new track titled "Application of Malthusian Principle" below. The cover artwork was created by Mark Riddick.

Starting on July 23rd, Barghest is going to hit the road. Check out all dates in the tour poster presented here: More...

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Hundredth Posts New Video And Song

Hundredth premieres a new song titled "Inside Out" taken from the band's upcoming new album "Free" which is set to drop on June 16th via Hopeless Records.

Check out now "Inside Outl" below.

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Orchid Pushes Back EP Release

San Francisco-based classic doom metal band Orchid has a brand new EP titled "Sign Of The Witch" coming down the pipe. Originally scheduled for a late May 2015 release, the EP will now be released July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Sign Of The Witch" will contain 4 brand new tracks.

The band will arrive in Europe next week to play big festivals like Rockavaria and Rock im Revier on the Centerstage.

Guitarist Mark Thomas Baker comments: "It's been a few years since we've recorded and we've all gotten so much better at playing and working together. We're excited to let people hear what we're up to these days."

"Sign Of The Witch" marks the band's first release since 2013's "The Mouths Of Madness," which hit the German charts on position #18 in its first week of sale. More...

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Fit For A King Premieres New Music Video

Fit For A King premieres a new music video for the song "Hooked" taken from the album "Slave To Nothing". The group will be out this summer on the "Vans Warped Tour".

Check out now "Hooked" below.

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Almanac Signs With Nuclear Blast

A few weeks ago, Victor Smolski presented his new band Almanac. Now he’s very pleased to announce the band's signing with Nuclear Blast Records. Mastermind Smolski comments on the signing:

"After ten years of cooperation with Nuclear Blast, a friendship evolved. Nuclear Blast trusted in me a lot for my work as composer and producer of the Nuclear Blast Allstars Into The Night, Rage, and LMO records. Because of that, I will continue with my new band Almanac together with the established team of Nuclear Blast. I hope that our previous successes will continue with Almanac. I want to thank all fans for supporting me over the years.”

The recording sessions for the upcoming debut album are set for this year, with Victor commenting: “Everyone who liked my LMO songs and the Rage songs I wrote in my 15 year membership, like 'Soundchaser,' 'Down,' 'Suite Lingua Mortis,' 'Forever Dead,' 'Straight To Hell,' 'Empty Hollow' and many more, can look forward for the new Almanac songs. I’m totally motivated to present you our new album with such an amazing line up in 2016!“

The band's lineup consists of:

Victor Smolski - guitar, keys
Andy B. Franck - vocals
David Readman - vocals
Jeannette Marchewka - vocals
Dana Harnge - soprano
Michael Kolar - drums
Armin Alic - bass
Feat. Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia & Enric Garcia - keyboards More...

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Acid Western Goes On A "Rampage"

French power trio Acid Western describes itself as a furious son of desert rock, spreading a dusty but sexy sound with a drop of mezcal for a saloon dance breaking the rules between stoner rock and grunge music.

After a debut EP four years ago ("Off Flesh and Bones" in 2011), Acid Western just unveiled a brand new EP called "Rampage," recorded last autumn and available right now on the main digital platforms. You can also stream all the tracks below. More...

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Fear Factory Reveals "Genexus" Details

Fear Factory will release 9th studio album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut "Genexus" on August 7th worldwide.

"Genexus" was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, and co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber. The album was mixed by British producer and engineer Andy Sneap. Drums on "Genexus" were performed by Mike Heller (Malignancy).

“The word genexus is a hybrid of two words; genesis and nexus,” explains vocalist Burton C. Bell. “This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a ‘mechanical’ state of being. Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. Genexus is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human, and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye.

He goes on to say, “This album is a record of thought patterns, psychology and struggles of the Genexus generation. The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy from the industry that created it. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Autonomous Combat System
2. Anodized
3. Dielectric
4. Soul Hacker
5. Protomech
6. Genexus
7. Church Of Execution
8. Regenerate
9. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
Digipak Bonus Tracks
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality More...

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Gorgoroth Premieres New Track

Gorgoroth is streaming a new track titled "Ad Omnipotens Aeterne Diabolus," taken from the upcoming new album "Instinctus Bestialis," which is set to drop on June 8th, 2015 via Soulseller Records.

Check it out now below.

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Absolution Is Tempted By Flesh

Absolution is a Birmingham-based death metal band formed by former Benediction / Cerebral Fix bass player Paul Adams during the winter of 1991.

Now many years later the band is finally out with a new release titled "Temptations of the Flesh." You can grab the digital EP at Bandcamp here or stream it below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Doctor Death 05:21
2. 10 Rillington Place 03:08
3. Cannibal Clan 04:10 More...

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Degreed Announces New Album

Swedish hard rock band Degreed will release third album, “Dead But Not Forgotten,” on June 19th via Sun Hill Production. Bassist / vocalist Robin Ericsson comments:

“We’ve been writing songs for this album on and off since the release of 'We Don’t Belong' in 2013. I think we had 16-17 songs that we chose from, and recorded 14. The funny thing is that we ended up putting all 14 songs on the album because they’re all so freakin’ good!

"This album is different from the previous two because we produced it ourselves this time, and Mats engineered, mixed and mastered it. Someone once said that we don’t sound like any other band. He described our sound as the 'degreed sound,' and if there’s such a sound, this is it! This is degreed all the way…”

1. The Scam
2. Face The Fact
3. Madness
4. Shame On Me
5. Better Safe Than Sorry
6. Love Me Love Me Not
7. Drama
8. Kill Your Darlings
9. Touch Of Paradise
10. Forgive You
11. Start Again
12. Firefly
13. The Final Ride
14. Turn Around Don’t Back Down More...

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Eriador Streams "The Dorsal Effect"

Chilean band Eriador has a three-track single out now titled "The Dorsal Effect," which is an advance teaser of the upcoming LP "Meditations" due out at the end of the Summer. Listen in below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Return 03:35
2. Dorsal Effect 08:30
3. Archetypes Descending 03:45 More...

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In.verno Chooses Insanity

Spain's In.verno, which took part in our Peter Steele tribute album from back in 2011, has made new album "The Reasonable Choice Of Insanity" available online for streaming. Give it a listen at Spotify here. The full track listing is:

1. We Are a Lie (All That Is False, Pt. 1)
2. Dark Light (All That Is False, Pt. 2)
3. Red Dusk over a Fire and Tears Sea (The Rage Breed, Pt. 1)
4. Blue Dawn of Overwhelming Helplessness (The Rage Breed, Pt. 2)
5. Opportunity (Human's Inside Pt. 4)
6. Threat (Human's Inside, Pt. 5)
7. Reborn in the Fog (In Grave Alive, Pt. 1)
8. Clarity (In Grave Alive, Pt. 2)
9. Last Rites (In Memoriam, Pt. 1)
10. Requiem (In Memoriam, Pt. 2) More...

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Persona Posts "Blinded" Video

Tunisia's Persona has a new music video online for the track "Blinded," which comes off upcoming debut album "Elusive Reflections."

"Blinded" tells the story of being entrapped in an abusive relationship without realizing it. Check it out below. You can also grab the digital single over at Bandcamp here.

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Divine Chaos Announces Tour With Venom Inc.

Divine Chaos is set to embark on a full European tour with Venom Inc. (wondering why there's an "Inc." after the name? - Read this.) during September and October 2015.

Divine Chaos axeman Chris O' Toole had the following statement for fans across Europe: "We look forward to bringing our brand of metal to some new corners of the globe as well as catching up with old friends."

The band will be playing tracks from debut album "A New Dawn In The Age Of War" during this upcoming tour. Catch the show on these dates: More...

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Divine Infamy Recruits New Guitarist

New York outfit Divine Infamy, which parted ways with vocalist Ravana back in December of 2014, has issued the following announcement about bringing on a new guitarist:

"We would like to announce that we have a new member in the Divine Infamy family. Welcome John Moustakas on the 2nd guitar. John was in Eden AD and has drive, experience, and some awesome ideas that we plan to bring into our existing material as well as our new material."

Divine Infamy currently consists of:

TBA - Vocals
Lord Draconova - Guitar
John Moustakas - Guitar
Hecate Hex - Keyboards
Frater Antares - Bass
Chopper - Drums

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Nobuna Posts "The Rise" Clip

Bangkok, Thailand metalcore band Nobuna has an official video clip out now for "The Rise," which is available below. The track was produced, mixed & mastered by Tunwa Ketsuwan at FinedayHigh Studio. To hear more from Nobuna, head over to the group's Facebook profile here.

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A Fati Releases New Video

Korean all-female rock/metal band A Fati has a new music video out now for the single "Another Chance" - check it out below.

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Watertank Posts "Surrender" Video

A brand new video is online from French post-hardcore riffsmiths Watertank as the quartet prepares for the release of sophomore LP, "Destination Unknown," on June 29th through their alliance with Solar Flare Records.

Check out the "Surrender" clip below, and you can also hear previously posted song "DVCR" over here. French fans should be sure to catch Watertank live with Torche:

6/01/2015 Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, FR w/ Torche More...

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Fin'amor Announces "Forbidding Mourning"

Fin'amor was founded in the fall of 2008 by guitarist Julian Chuzhik, vocalist Benjamin Meyerson, and keyboardist/bassist Nodar Khutortsov as an ambitious effort to manifest a sound inspired by the sorrow and down-tempo of doom, the atmosphere and orchestration of goth, the versatility of progressive music, and the strength and resolution of death metal.

The band is set to venture from the New York scene in the summer of 2015, beginning with the release of a debut full-length album. The album "Forbidding Mourning" explores themes of hope despite a despairing existence, the paradoxical nature of love, and the desolation of apathy.

"Forbidding Mourning" will be released on July 7th, 2015 with pre-orders now available over here. Check out the song "I Am Winter" below. The full track listing is:

1. Bleed The Oceans
2. Oasis
3. I Am Winter
4. Memories of Flesh
5. Natura
6. Porcelain Swan
7. Valediction More...

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Ad Hominem Releasing "Antitheist"

French project Ad Hominem came into being back in 1998 through the efforts of Kaiswer W. who intended to defy current black metal standards.

Now Ad Hominem will release "Antitheist" - the band's fifth full-length album - via Osmose Productions on June 26th. The track listing is as follows:

01. No Hope (intro)
02. Go Ebola!
03. Antitheist
04. Death & Cunt
05. Compulsive Extermination
06. The One and Only
07. Impaled Muhammad
08. Glory Hole Jesus
09. I Am The Heretic
10. Anus Of Yahweh
11. Before You Turn Blue
12. The Anger Syndrome
13. Tomb Of Holiness (outro) More...

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Regarde Les Hommes Tomber Goes Into "Exile"

The upcoming Regarde les Hommes Tomber album is now revealed to be titled "Exile," and it's time to unveil the first song and cover artwork. Learn to "Embrace The Flames" below.

This deadly mix of post-hardcore noise and black metal that is "Exile" will be released on September 19th, 2015 via LADLO Productions.

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Lindemann Wishes He Didn't Have Kids

Lindemann, the new project from Rammstein's Till Lindemann alongside Pain and Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren, today released the first video from debut album "Skills In Pills," due out June 23rd (Warner Bros. Records).

The video for lead single “Praise Abort” is the creation of director (and longtime Rammstein collaborator) Zoran Bihac, and showcases the song’s dark, gruesome lyrics with a little help from some swine friends. It’s a disgusting, gory, NSFW, and a perfect introduction into the Lindemann world.

Granted, it may not be "Pussy" (which is somehow still our most viewed news post EVER), but the lyrics are about as ridiculously on par. If you've heard Rammstein's attempts at English material, you about know what to expect below. More...

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Glowsun Peeks "Behind The Moon"

French trio Glowsun's third studio album "Beyond The Wall Of Time" is due out June 29th (U.K.) and July 7th (U.S.) via Napalm Records. The label comments:

"The sound and tone of the new album perfectly fits into instrumental psychedelic rock realms. From the start the listener is kidnapped by the spherical sound, between enormous atmospheric compositions with pure rock riffs and psychedelic melodies that are perfectly intertwined."

The band also just completed work on a music video for the song "Behind The Moon" - check it out in the player below. More...

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Witchaven Issues Recording Update

California's Witchaven is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to "Blood Sacrifice," and the band has now checked in with the following update:

"The album is coming along nicely. We still have much more work to do. This one is turning out to be a real fast one..total dbeat black metal thrash at its finest. Follow us on twitter for behind the scenes photos and video at @witchaven666."

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Ommadon Has "Empathy For The Wicked"

Following the crushing doom of 2014 double LP, "V," which earned a spot on Rolling Stone's 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, Ommadon continues its perpetual quest to achieve sonic annihilation of the self through unadulterated heaviness with "Empathy For The Wicked."

Boasting just one earth-rupturing track broken into two parts, "Empathy For The Wicked" was recorded live, mixed by Ommadon and mastered by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Zoroaster, Eyehategod, Taurus, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth etc.), who gave it the final crushing touches it deserves.

Where Ommadon's previous scores were all recorded in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by forest, "Empathy For The Wicked" marks the band's first release to be recorded on an industrial estate in urban Northumberland surrounded by the dregs of humanity.

The first track from "Empathy For The Wicked" was originally recorded for the cassette split with Horse Latitudes and Coltsblood. During that session, Ommadon decided to continue recording through the night and drone out the riff which became the second side to "Empathy For The Wicked."

The album will be released as a 12" vinyl via Golden Mantra on July 15th, 2015 with preorders available at this location. Teasers to be unveiled in the coming weeks. More...

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Powerwolf Posts "Road To Blessed & Possesed" Pt. 3

Powerwolf is back with new album "Blessed & Possessed" (reviewed here), set to be released on July 17th via Napalm Records.

The wolves have also released the third part of "The Road To Blessed & Possessed" series giving yet another insight into the recording process. Check it out here: More...

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