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Last updated on October 28, 2020 at 11:31 AM ET

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

Toxic Holocaust Added To Mexico Metal Fest VI

Thrashers Toxic Holocaust have been added to the 2021 Mexico Metal Fest roster that will take place on October 29th, in Monterrey, Mexico. In addition, Grim Reaper will be replacing Grave Digger on the 5th edition happening on October 30th. More...

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DayGlo Mourning Premiere New Song

Atlanta's sludge monsters, DayGlo Mourning, have released their new song entitled "Dead Star" exclusively on Metalunderground.com. The song is from their upcoming album of the same name which will be released on Feb 12, 2021, via Black Doomba Records.

The band commented: “This space opus can relate to a lot of things, as everybody has a bad day at some point, maybe it's in outer space. Imagine, being trapped inside a starship that’s set on autopilot headed into a dying sun, with no way to change course. I imagine being in that predicament, you’d question a lot of things, and see the memories of your life flash before your eyes. This is Dead Star” - Jerimy McNeil, Bassist-Vocalist DayGlo Mourning

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Draconian Shares New Music Video

With today’s release of their fifth single, "Sleepwalkers," legendary Swedish doom/gothic metal masters Draconian mark the apex cut from their upcoming studio album, "Under A Godless Veil," out this Friday October 30, 2020 via Napalm Records.

Along with an atmospheric conceptualized music video that epitomizes the essence of the five-piece in the most beautiful manner, Sweden’s Draconian lure the sleepwalkers and insomniacs of this world into their fragile soundscapes: Made of atmospheric gothic doom, contrasting darkness and light, heaviness and weightlessness as well as soft intermezzos with smashing screams, “Sleepwalkers” embodies another highlight of the breathtaking, seventh full-length.

To be released exactly five years after Draconian's latest album, "Sovran," "Under A Godless Veil" not only demonstrates another masterpiece that proves the unit to rightly be on top of the genre, but is a manifest of their productive partnership with Napalm Records as well. This longtime collaboration started with the first studio album, "Where Lovers Mourn" (2003), and has now reached its provisional pinnacle with the seventh epos and second with the talented Heike Langhans on vocal duties.

Singer Heike Langhans comments on "Sleepwalkers":
"My heartsong of the album. Like a graceful requiem to ourselves, “Sleepwalkers” perfectly encapsulates the sentiments of a lost and weary soul. Subtle, yet a rallying cry - fast becoming my favourite Draconian song to date." More...

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Interview

Calyces Frontman Explains The "Impulse To Soar"

One of the great things about writing for a heavy metal website is finding out about brand new bands coming through. This year, we've seen stellar debut albums from Volcanova, Let Us Prey and Konvent, as well as awesome sophomore efforts from Blacklab, Ages and Serpent Omega. Only this month, another stunning debut was let loose on the world, that being "Impulse To Soar," the world's introduction to one of the most fascinating emerging bands in Greece, Calyces.

A progressive metal band who walks on the groove metal side, this Athenian quartet has brought a fresh sound to listeners around the world and nothing demonstrates that more than "Impulse To Soar." With its incredible front cover enticing in metalheads, the music within proves to be every bit as vibrant, captivating and even challenging as the artwork and is a strong contender for debut album of the year.

Recently, I had the pleasure of finding out much more about Calyces by putting questions to vocalist Manthos Stergiou, who explained all about the album, the music video for "The Great Void" (see below,) the Greek metal scene and much more.

Diamond Oz: Congratulations on the release of your debut, "Impulse To Soar." How long had you been working on material before being able to release the album?

Manthos Stergiou: Hey, thank you! The idea of Calyces started at the end of 2017, when Tardive Dyskinesia (my ex band) was put in ice. I decided to start something new, something I really needed to do for a long time. I gathered all the ideas and riffs I had and they got put together in my home studio. After a few months, the first version of 10, still instrumental tracks at the moment was well into pre-production stage. Then, I approached my friends and great musicians, Alexis Stavropoulos (Drums), Giannis Golfis (Guitar) & Stelios Tragos (Bass) all of them already being key members in top notch Greek bands.

They listened to the material and they were on board immediately, so we wasted no time, got to study on and rehearse all the tracks intensively, until they are solid and feel alive. This process lasted about 1 year and in early 2019 we got into the studio to record this album. “Impulse To Soar” was recorded in 4 different studios in Greece, co-produced by Ektoras Tsolakis and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music Studios (New York).

Oz: Lyrically, what kind of themes are represented on the album?

Manthos: Each track on the album has its own story to tell, musically and lyrically. The human is always the point of reference, his weaknesses like greed and selfishness, the addiction around the image they project through social media and everything that goes on in the world and the way it affects all of us.
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Visions Of Atlantis Posts New Live Video Online

Set your sails for an intoxicating symphonic reverie backed by the marvelously talented Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague! Today, Visions Of Atlantis release their third live single, "Wanderers," along with a bewitching official video, cut from their very first live DVD / Blu-Ray / CD, "A Symphonic Journey To Remember" (out this Friday, October 30 via Napalm Records).

Soft plugging violin lines and delicate piano harmonies encircle the marvelous intro, underlining the unique vocal range of exceptionally talented singer Clémentine Delauney. Cut from their chart-breaking album Wanderers, (#17 UK, #30 US, #39 DE) the bittersweet atmosphere even rises with the orchestra’s support and wraps the whole crowd into a pure maritime fairyland.

"A Symphonic Journey To Remember" highlights the band’s musical expertise, whilst also showcasing their impressive, rousing journey through the maritime depths. With this memorable, first-class live appearance, Visions Of Atlantis present a new peak in their musical output and underline that they’ve arrived in the royal symphonic league! More...

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Cvlt Ov The Svn Signs With Napalm Records

Finnish occult murder pop inventors Cvlt Ov The Svn have inked a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records.

While rock music seems to have lost its danger and mystique in a lot of ways, Cvlt Ov The Svn are the force that embodies just that. Eeriness, danger and angst with a pinch of romanticism and seduction and a load of morbid horror theatrics - all wrapped in a melancholic and catchy, yet very rock, and at times even heavy, sound, drawing its influences from all sorts of artists and genres.

Commented the mysterious creative visionary behind the band: "For me the inspiration is darkness itself, as I am able to understand it. When I write songs, I want to push people’s boundaries, so I want to come up with ideas that make you go, ‘What the f**k?!'. Napalm Records is obviously one of the legends. It is an honor to be part of the lineage, part of this family."

The band is currently working on their first full-length album - more to be announced soon.

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Heretical Sect Premiere New Song & Music Video

Heretical Sect premiere a new track and music video titled, "The Depths Of Weeping Infinity", taken from the band's forthcoming full-length album, "Rapturous Flesh Consumed", due out on December 11, 2020 via Gilead Media.

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Daggra Premiere New Song & Music Video

Texas-based grindcore band Daggra premiere a new song and music video "Diminishing Returns", taken from their upcoming new split release with Japan’s own Retortion Terror titled "Kizuna". The album will be released by Wise Grinds Records on November 13th, 2020.

The video for Daggra below features a combination of tour footage, live shots and in studio recording.

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Icare Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland-based brutal death metal/blackened grindcore band Icare premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Khaos". The record will be released by Division Records on October 30.

Check out now "Khaos" in its entirety below.

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Super Slam Bros. Premiere “Illegal Dino Racing”

Oceano vocalist Adam Warren alongside The Browning guitarist Brian Moore, has launched a new side-project called Super Slam Bros. (inspired by Nintendo‘s ‘Super Smash Bros.‘). A first track and lyric video titled “Illegal Dino Racing” has premiered online streaming via YouTube for you below.


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Boundaries Premiere New Official Music Video

Boundaries premiere a new official music video for their song “I’d Rather Not Say” off their upcoming new album, “Your Receding Warmth“. A November 13th release date has been scheduled for that outing by Unbeaten Records. Boundaries recorded the new outing with producer Randy Leboeuf (The Acacia Strain, Gideon).

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Sick Of It All Share Quarantined Performance Video

Sick Of It All premiere their quarantined performance of “Hardcore Horseshoe” taken from their latest album "Wake The Sleeping Dragon". The clip is the fourth episode in their six-part video series.

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Blood From The Soul Premiere New Video

Blood From The Soul premiere a new track and video titled “Calcified Youth”, taken from their impending new album “DSM-5”, which will be released via Deathwish Inc. on November 13th.

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury, for this revamped incarnation of the supergroup joins forces with Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, etc.), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Cadaver, etc.) and Jesper Liveröd (ex-Nasum, etc.).

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