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Last updated on October 25, 2014 at 1:51 PM ET

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

Evil Drive Releases New Music Video

Finnish melodic metal outfit Evil Drive has a new video clip out now for "The Land of the Dead," which can be seen below.

The song was recorded during the summer of 2014 under the demanding eye of Juuso Elminen in Äänilaitos Studio and offers a taste of how the upcoming full-length "Evil Drive" album will sound.
The music video for "The Land of the Dead" was directed by Tino-Viljami Vanhala.

Front woman Viktoria Viren comments: "One and a half years of hard work has shaped Evil Drive a brilliant metal machine."

Guitarist Ville Wiren adds: "The band released the 'Bullet' video a year ago, and has since toured diligently both in Finland and abroad. The feedback from the public and the media has been really positive. 'The Land Of The Dead' determines the musical direction of the band which is a combination of catchy melodies and explosive playing. This is also the band's first release with new bass player Marko Syrjälä." More...

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House Of Lightning Streaming Full Album

House Of Lightning just released debut record "Lightworker" via Translation Loss, and now you can stream the full release below, thanks to Metal Injection.

The album was produced at Atomic Audio in Tampa, Florida by Mark Nikolich & Henry Wilson. Proudly hailing from Winter Haven, Florida, the band features current and former members of Floor, Dove, and Cavity. More...

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Ancient Lament Releases New Demo

Ancient Lament is a funeral doom metal project founded this year by Borgion from Serbia (all instruments) and Hangvarts from France (vocals).

The multi-national project just released a new demo titled "The Secret Code Of Imhotep," which can be heard below. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Secret Code Of Imhotep
2. The First Shine Of Atun Over Heliopolis More...

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Mother Of All Streaming New Single

Mother of All is a new one-man metal band based in Denmark, created by multi-instrumentalist Martin Hauman (ex-Final Hour, Shitpissnvomit, Eseence). The following press release was issued about the new project:

"The name Mother of All along with the music echoes the simultaneously beautiful and unforgiving elements that are experienced during our existence and found in nature itself.

"An upcoming EP entitled 'Suppression' will be the first release by Mother of All. All instruments and vocals on the EP are done by Martin Haumann. Release date, details and more information on 'Suppression' will be released soon.

"The first single 'Three Generations of Punishment' portrays the brutal degradation that is taking place in the 'Total Controlled Zones' of North Korea." More...

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Circaic Posts Playthrough Video

Colorado outfit Circaic has released a playthrough video of guitarist Josh Dummer performing the track "Polarity."

The video was edited by Cloud Music Typography and can be seen below. You can also stream or download the "Polarity" track over at Bandcamp here.

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All-Bass Metal Band Streaming New Single

Extinction Level Event - a primarily bass driven U.S. metal band - just dropped a new single online titled "Entropy."

Give it a listen below, and you can also snag a digital copy of "Entropy" at the Extinction Level Event Bandcamp page here. The group consists of:

Gavin Grace - Vocals
Ryan Reedy - Bass
Duncan Pardue - Bass
Kennon Pearson - Bass
Joey Colvin - Drums

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Ulver Releasing Box Set

The North American pre-order for Ulver's box set "Trolsk Sortmetall 1993 - 1997" has started via the CM Distro here. "Trolsk Sortmetall 1993 - 1997" will be released in two formats: a 5CD box, and a 4LP+tape box set

Contents of the CD box (limited to 3000 copies):

Hardcover 5CD box
16-page booklet
CD 1: Vargnatt
CD 2: Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler
CD 3: Kveldssanger
CD 4: Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden
CD 5: Nattens Madrigal - 4 track rehearsal, summer 1995

Hardcover book with 104 pages of unpublished photos and paraphernalia, original Norwegian lyrics, presentations and their English translations, comments by the band as well as liner notes by Jon 'Metalion' Kristiansen (founder of Head Not Found Records and the man behind Slayer Mag), Chris Bruni (Profound Lore Records), Michael Moynihan (author of Lords of Chaos) and Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor Press).

Contents of the LP box (limited to 2000 copies):

LP I: Vargnatt
LP II: Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler
LP III: Kveldssanger
LP IV: Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden
MC: 4 track rehearsal, summer 1995
Poster (size 60 x 30 cm)
32-page booklet in LP size (carrying same content as the CD box booklets) More...

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"Here's the Metal" Compilation For Free Download

A free "Here's the Metal - October 2014" compilation has been released on Google Play. Unfortunately, you need a Google Play account and valid payment method to download this free compilation.

The "Here's the Metal - October 2014" tracklisting is as follows:

1. A Greater Sense of Self (4:01) by Fit For A King
2. Chaos Royale (3:39) by Sister Sin
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) [feat. Dani Filth] (4:15) by Motionless In White
4. Slaves (4:53) by 1349
5. This Is the Time (Ballast) (3:40) by Nothing More
6. Exitium (Anthem of the Living) (4:53) by Sanctuary
7. The Hands That Bled (4:05) by Darkness Divided
8. Everything's Gone (3:24) by In Flames
9. Do Not Look Down (4:56) by Meshuggah
10. Blood in Blood Out (3:42) by Exodus
11. Moth (4:51) by HELLYEAH
12. The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation (2:31) by Decapitated
13. Animal Mother (4:57) by Today Is The Day

You can download the compilation here.

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