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Last updated on October 9, 2015 at 9:51 AM ET

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Circus Maximus Returns To ProgPower USA In 2016

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Norweigian progressive metal act act Circus Maximus will take the second slot in for Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 2, joining opener Gloryhammer. Lord and Stream of Passion and were previously announced as acts one and two for Wednesday, Day 1 (September 7, 2016).

The current lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Slot #3 - TBA
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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Rage Announces New EP, First Tour With New Lineup

Germany's Rage, reborn following the split with Victor Smolski and Andre Hilgers with the new lineup of Marcos Rodriguez (guitars) and Vassilios Maniatopoulous (drums) backing founder Peavy Wagner (bass/vocals), have announced a new EP "My Way" and the first live dates for the revised lineup. The 4-track EP will be issued via Nuclear Blast on January 22nd as a MCD and a 7"-vinyl exclusively. Pre-order "My Way" at this location.

Peavy stated: "This EP will shorten your waiting time until the release of our new album – the first one since 2012 – which will be in the shops next May…," reveals Peavy.

The EP contains four tracks, two re-recorded ones from the splendid album "Black In Mind" and a brand-new song in an English and Spanish. The track list is:

1. My Way (New Song)
2. Black In Mind (2015 Re-Recorded)
3. Sent By The Devil (2015 Re-Recorded)
4. Apuesto A Ganar (Spanish version of 'My Way') More...

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Overwind Signs With Power Prog Records

Russian progressive power metal act Overwind signed on with Power Prog Records for the release of the sophomore album "Level Complete." The album is set to drop on December 11th as an audio CD, download card, digital download and album stream.

Overwind was founded in Krasnodar in autumn 2013, where the four experienced musicians Anton Emelyanov (Guitar), Sergey Krasnozhen (Drums), Alexander Chumakov (Vocals) and Misha Gigava (Bass) began to compose and write material for the debut album "Illustrator." Offering exceptional reviews and ratings and through live performances, the guys quickly made a national name which stands for high-quality metal with a twist.

With the new LP "Level Complete," Overwind builds on where the debut ends and continues the outlandish chosen musical path with constancy, energy and a lot of self-reliance. Songwriting and compositions are favored by a powerful sound engineering, showcasing a true feast of modern hard metal sounds that will delight any metal fan. The album features guest appearances by Peter 'Peavy' Wagner (Rage, Refuge), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Victor Smolski (Almanac, ex-Rage, Mind Odyssey) and Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie, Alex Argento).

The track list for "Level Complete" is:

1. Overture
2. Insider
3. Stop The Time (Feat. Tim 'Reaper' Owens & Victor Smolski)
4. The War Between Us
5. Level Complete
6. Million Miles Away (Feat. Peter 'Peavy' Wagner)
7. Victoria
8. Aqualand (Feat. Marco Sfogli)
9. Comfort Me
10. Affliction
11. Never Say Goodbye More...

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Speaking The King's Streaming New Track "Choke"

California quartet Speaking The King's is streaming the new track "Choke." The song is featured on the full-length debut entitled "Carousel," which is out on October 16th via Nuclear Blast.

Check it out here:.

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Destiny Announces New Guitarist, New Album Artwork

Swedish metal act Destiny announced the addition of German born guitarist, and former Dawn of Destiny member, Veith Offenbächer into the band.

In 2006, Offenbächer joined Dawn of Destiny, with whom he released five albums and guested on the sixth. Earlier this year, after a final tour, Veith left Dawn of Destiny and moved to Sweden with his family.

Veith was a longtime fan of Destiny (since the early '90's). He met Destiny bassist Stefan Björnshög, which in turn led to a guest appearance on the upcoming new release ”Climate Change." It was only natural, that after his relocation he would eventually end up in Destiny, who already had plans to add an second guitarist to compliment Michael Åberg. Veith will make his live debut with Destiny in the first half of 2016. ? More...

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Otargos Premieres Entire New Album "Xeno Kaos"

French blackened death metal outfit Otargos premieres its entire new sixth album "Xeno Kaos" below. This will be out in stores on November 13th via Kaotoxin Records.

Check out now the entire pre-release stream of "Xeno Kaos" below.

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Malfunction Premieres New Song "Drift"

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, hardcore/metal act Malfunction premieres its brand new song "Drift", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Fear of Failure", out in stores on November 20 via Bridge Nine Records.

Check out now "Drift" below.

The band will also be hitting the road with Terror, Code Orange. Check out the dates below: More...

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Born Of Osiris Premieres New Song "Free Fall"

Born Of Osiris premieres another new song titled "Free Fall", taken from the forthcoming album "Soul Sphere", which has officially been set for an October 23rd release via Sumerian Records.

Check out now "Free Fall" below.

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Saviours Premieres New Track "Hell’s Floor"

Saviours premieres another new track titled "Hell’s Floor", taken from the upcoming album "Palace Of Vision", which will be out in stores on October 30th via Listenable Records.

Check it out now below.

Catch Saviours performing live on the upcoming tour dates below: More...

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