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Last updated on May 26, 2017 at 11:34 AM ET

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

Broken Hope Posts "The Carrion Eaters" Video

Straight from the butchers block, glut yourself on the official music video for brand new Broken Hope banger “The Carrion Eaters.” Warning: this video is NOT for the faint of heart (or light of stomach).

“The Carrion Eaters” is the second single off Broken Hope's "Mutilated and Assimilated" album, due out June 23, 2017 via Century Media Records.

The video, directed by Maciej Pieloch, executes sumptuous gluttony digested in savage death metal as it reveals the twisted feeding rituals of cadaver craving subhumans.

"I’m really proud of ‘The Carrion Eaters.’ It’s super-sick and catchy and rotten to the gore!” shares guitarist Jeremy Wagner. More...

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Mean Streak Releases Lyric Video

Swedish traditional heavy metal band Mean Streak just released a lyric video for "Tear Down The Walls," taken from fourth album, "Blind Faith," which is due out in Europe via Rock Of Angels Records on June 2nd, in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on May 31st. and in USA via HighVolMusic on June 16th.

1. Blood Red Sky
2. Animal In Me
3. Retaliation Call
4. Settle The Score
5. Tear Down The Walls
6. Tears Of The Blind
7. Love Is A Killer
8. Come Undone
9. Fire At Will
10. Caught In The Crossfire
11. Gunnerside
12. Smile Of A Clown (Japan Bonus Only)

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Carpathian Forest Returning With New Album

After a lengthy hiatus, Carpathian Forest is back and working on a new album tentatively slated for release next year. The band comments:

"The fucking return.... Carpathian Forest recorded a rehearsal/video of the defunct U.S. cult garage band Dead Moon's 'A Fix On You.' The band has also been taping demos, rehearsing for a few live-shows and will start recording the next full-length, 'Likskue' this summer/autumn for a 2018 release."

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Eyes Wide Open Releases New Music Video

“Defining Me” is the first single from Eyes Wide Open's upcoming album “And So It Begins," which is” due for release on September 1st 2017 via Sony Music Distribution and Headbang Entertainment.

The music video for "Defining Me" - available below - was produced by Erik Engstrand, with further camera work by Jesper Lindgren and Andreas Bryske

"Defining Me" is a song about overcoming hardships and dealing with our mental state and emotions. Erik is battling against his inner demons to find the light, and to let go of the wrath. In the end we are all defined by our actions, love and hate combined.

Guitarist Kristofer says: "We thought that it was really cool to shoot the video in a snowy landscape, to get that kinda lonely feeling. It also reflects my favourite lyrics from the song, 'I brave the harshest winter.'"

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Scalpel Releasing New Album

New England death squad Scalpel will self-release the "Methods to Delusion" album on July 25th. The album was engineered by Colin Marston at Thousand Caves Studios and can be pre-ordered here.

Crusted severed toes nailed to walls; humans covered head to toe in needles administering horrific psychoactive chemicals; an infants head being turned to apple sauce on a kitchen counter's edge - these are only fragments of the surreal and vicious stories told on Scalpel's "Methods to Delusion."

1. The Cleaner
2. Labors of Loathingk
3. The Stink
4. Feeding The Worm
5. Interdelude
6. Methods To Delusion
7. The Woodsman (Part II)
8. Brooding In The Gloom
9. Lung Butter
10. Intensified Festering More...

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Veins Announces "Innocence"

Extreme Metal Music (a division of Rockshots Records) is thrilled to announce the signing of Rome-based death/thrash band Veins.

Founded in 2014 by Riccardo Piazza and Francesco De Canio, the debut Veins album "Innocence" was inspired by turmoil in the middle east, where young people were forced to leave a time of adolescence and were driven to fight injustice in order to give some chance to a totally uncertain future.

"Innocence" will be released worldwide on June 16th, 2017 digitally and physically. Check out a music video for album track "Dying" below. More...

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Edguy Issues Lyric Video For New Song "Ravenblack"

Edguy issued a lyric video for the new single "Ravenblack." The song is taken from the new release "Monuments," a 25th Anniversary release which will include brand new material, the best tracks of the last 25 years, and old rarities that have never been published before. The release hits the streets on July 14th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Pre-orders can be made at this location. The full track listing is:

CD 1:

1. Ravenblack
2. Wrestle The Devil
3. Open Sesame
4. Landmarks
5. The Mountaineer
6. 929
7. Defenders Of The Crown
8. Save Me
9. The Piper Never Dies
10. Lavatory Love Machine
11. King Of Fools
12. Superheroes
13. Love Tyger
14. Ministry Of Saints
15. Tears Of A Mandrake More...

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Lionsoul Issues "Welcome Storm" Preview Clip

Italian power metal act Lionsoul issued a preview clip and details of the upcoming sophomore full length album entitled "Welcome Storm." The album is set for a June 23rd release date via Limb Music and is the follow up to the 2015 EP "The Throne."

The track listing and cover artwork can be found here:

1. Beyond Dusk
2. The Principal Warrior
3. Next Genesis
4. Gatling Sight
5. Bright as Light
6. Iron Whispers
7. The Thunder Master
8. A Common Forever
9. Welcome Storm (Eternal Quest)
10. Lion's Throne More...

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Rage Casts "Blackened Khamra" In New Single

German metal pioneers Rage issued the new single "Blackened Kharma" via a new music video, which you can enjoy in the player below. The song is taken from the upcoming new album "Seasons of the Black," coming July 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. More information on the album is expected soon.

Check out the clip here:

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Alestorm "Fuck[s You] With An Anchor" In New Video

Scottish pirate metal act Alestorm shoves and anchor straight up the asses of the metal worl with the video clip for "Fucked with an Anchor." The song appears on the new album "No Grave But The Sea," which drops today via Napalm Records. If you missed our review for the album, check it out at this location.

The track listing for "No Grave But the Sea" is as follows:

1. No Grave But The Sea
2. Mexico (see video clip here)
3. To the End of the World
4. Alestorm (see music video here)
5. Bar und Imbiss
6. Fucked with an Anchor
7. Pegleg Potion
8. Man the Pumps
9. Rage of the Pentahook
10. Treasure Island

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Blind Guardian Posts Clip From New Live Release

Krefeld, Germany-based progressive power metallers Blind Guardian announced the release of the first live record in 14 years, just a few weeks ago.

Guitarist André Olbrich reveals why the time has come for "Live Beyond The Spheres": "There's several different reasons why it's about time to release a live album. We've had a new rhythm section in the band - Frederik and Bahrend - for a couple of years now. Our interaction improved a lot by their joining and our songs developed a better groove and became more dynamic. The appearance of digital amp profilers and digital recording techniques also made it possible to create a fairly similar sonic image in different venues and to fulfil our image of what a perfect live album should be. Last but not least; we released three studio albums since our previous live album, and we didn't have any live recordings from our relatively current studio material. By compiling a 3-disc package, we were able to create a very extensive and varied set list to reflect our 30-year career with an optimal performances."

The 22-song package will be purchasable as a 3CD digipak as well as a 4LP boxset. Besides all-time classics such as "The Bard's Song (In The Forest)," "Valhalla" and "Mirror, Mirror," rather rarely performed songs like "And Then There Was Silence" are also a part of this live record.

"We compiled one 'show' out of the best tracks from more than 40 live performances, recorded during our European tour in 2015. That's how we pinned down the most beautiful and atmospheric moments on this medium," he added.

With the live version of "Mirror, Mirror," Blind Guardian releases one of the above-mentioned classics from "Live Beyond The Spheres" today. The track plus video material from the past tour can be watched in the player below.

André comments on the track: "'Mirror, Mirror' is one of the biggest classics from Blind Guardian; known for being celebrated by both, band and fans, at the end of every live show."

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Despite Exile Streams New Single

Italy's finest progressive metalcore act Despite Exile returns with the brand new single "Absent Foundation." Check it out in the player below.

The song is the first taste of what to expect from the upcoming new album, which is set to be released in November via Lifeforce Records. Watch here:

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De Profundis Issues First Ever Lyric Video

Today, U.K.'s De Profundis issued its first ever lyric video, which was created by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (Flotsam And Jetsam, etc). The macabre images accompany a gruesome new song entitled "An Orgy Of Grotesqueries" that tells a tale of lustful goings on among the reanimated dead.

"An Orgy Of Grotesqueries" was recorded especially for a new retrospective compilation that De Profundis is releasing as part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations. The album, called "Decayed: 2007–2017," will be available exclusively with issue 079 of Zero Tolerance Magazine. 10,000 copies of the CD will be given away with the world’s number one extreme music publication. As well as "An Orgy Of Grotesqueries," "Decayed..." will feature a range of tracks from across De Profundis’ recording career – all remastered for this release. The album will come in a special sleeve, created for the band by renowned artist Gary Ronaldson, known for his work with the likes of Misery Index, Napalm Death and Kreator.

"An Orgy Of Grotesqueries" will also be being performed live, when De Profundis takes the anniversary celebrations on the road, touring across Europe with David Vincent’s I Am Morbid, the godfathers of gore, Necrophagia, Helsott and The Heretic Order. More...

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Madrost Debuts New Song "Scorned" From Upcoming CD

Orange County’s progressive thrash metal outfit Madrost debuts a new song entitled "Scorned", taken from the upcoming full-length album "The Essence Of Time Matches No Flesh", which is scheduled to be released on June 27th. The album was mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Studios, and mixed and recorded by Mark Rivas of Rivas Studios.

Check out now "Scorned" below.

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Born Of Osiris Teases New Song

Born Of Osiris drummer Cameron Losch has shared the following short clip of a new track the band is working on. The band is currently in the pre-production stage for its new album.

Check it out now below:


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Dig Me No Grave Premieres New Self-Titled Track

Vologda, Russia based old-school death metal outfit Dig Me No Grave premieres a new self-titled track, taken from the upcoming new album "Immemorial Curse", which will arrive in stores on June 15th by Satanath Records (Russia), Sevared Records (U.S.), and Wings of Destruction (also Russia).

Check out now "Dig Me No Grave" below.

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Wreche Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Los Angeles avantgarde black metal duo Wreche - consisting of pianist John Steven Morgan and drummer Barret Baumgart - premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out in stores later today via Fragile Branch Recordings.

Wreche was recorded at Studio 459 in Los Angeles by John Steven Morgan and Crosby Morgan. All songs were written by John Steven Morgan. The album was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, Queens, NY. Credit for the artwork and design goes to Max Moriyama and Athena Wisotsky.

Check out now "Wreche " in its entirety below.

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Eighteen Visions Debuts New Song

Eighteen Visions debuts a new song entitled "The Disease, The Decline, And Wasted Time", taken from the upcoming reunion album "XVIII", which will be released June 02nd on Rise Records.

Check out now "The Disease, The Decline, And Wasted Time" below.

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Beartooth Premieres New Music Video "Sick Of Me"

Beartooth premieres a new music video for "Sick Of Me", which was directed by Marc Klasfeld (Katy Perry, Twenty One Pilots) and is dealing with depression. Explains the band's frontman Caleb Shomo:

"Depression and anxiety isn’t something you just get away from. It’s just inside you. For me it’s just always in my brain churning. It’s about fighting it and overcoming it, you can’t run away from it. You have to deal with it. This song is a big way to help. At least for me, music has been implanted in my body and what I’ve connected with. When I go on stage everything goes away. If you can choose that you will not let depression and anxiety run your life, you’re going to make it. It’s your body and your life and your choice."

Check out now "Sick Of Me" below.

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Rapheumets Well Premieres Full New Album

We've been closely following the fine folks from Rapheumets Well for a little over a year now (did you catch the band's hilarious Pit Story entry last year?) and now we're very excited to finally check out full album "Enders Door."

As that album sees official release today - Friday, May 26th - via Test Your Metal Records, we have the honor to also unveil a full stream to mark the occasion!

Check out all of "Enders Door" below, and be sure to let us know what you think of this symphonic brutal metal combo. If you dig Dimmu Borgir or Fleshgod Apocalypse, you'll want to hear this one. Grab your own copy of the release at Bandcamp here.

Blending a sound that is a complex mix of classical orchestrations, cosmic synths, and extreme metal to portray the epics of parallel worlds, this Hickory, N.C. based group brings forth a voyage enriched with lore, fabricated from scratch.

Inspired by the fictitious universe of Sovael, Rapheumets Well is the name coined to the conscious deity who oversees the anastomosis of the multiverse, the master of portals and inter-dimensional travel. Being personified as a trickster, Rapheumet often creates chaos for unsuspecting voyagers. The word “Well” refers to the gravity wells, which like black holes, are catalyst of change and gateways between the cosmic plains.

“We created this name in hopes of personifying a living gateway between dimensions. We love science fiction and a few of us have extended education and degrees in science,” says drummer Joshua Ward. More...

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