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Last updated on March 27, 2015 at 1:46 PM ET

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

In Defiance Wants To Rape Your Soul

Spokane metal outfit In Defiance just released a live video clip of the band performing "Soul Raper" on March 6th. Check it out below.

To see In Defiance on the stage, be sure to catch the band live on Cinco De Mayo (May 5th) opening for Septicflesh, Moonspell, and Deathstars at the PIN in Spokane, Washington. In Defiance consists of:

Kevin George - Bass & Vocals
Kyle McCarty - Vocals
John Smith - Guitar
Anthony Stalker - Guitars & Vocals
Donny Swanson - Drums More...

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Despot Posts New Single

Brazilian black metal duo Despot just released the single "Artifact" from upcoming EP "Pictures of the Void." Listen in below.

The "Pictures of the Void" EP will be released on March 29th, and you can grab a digital copy of the new "Artifact" single at Bandcamp here.

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Abhorrent Decimation Shooting New Video

U.K. death metal outfit Abhorrent Decimation is pleased to announce the band will be teaming up with a group of sculptors for an innovative new music video.

The London based wrecking crew has teamed up with the Head of Foundations (David Tinn) and two artists (Jonny Cavaciuti & Olivia Davis) at East Surrey College to commission the creation of a series of sculptures to be used in the band's next music video.

The band's album, as of yet untitled, is slated for release later this year and is in the final stages of mixing and mastering under the scrutiny of producer Ronnie Björnström, Enhanced Audio Productions (Garageland Studios, Sweden).

Whilst Abhorrent Decimation prepares for an upcoming U.K. tour with French death metal heavyweights Benighted and Scotland's Cancerous Womb, vocalist Ashley Scott gives us an overview of the project as he oversees the sculpture commission beginning to take form:

“We've been incredibly fortunate to have pulled this off... I had such big ideas for the first official music video that we would be putting out with this album. I can't go into great detail of the concept behind it all yet but I wanted the band mutated and frozen in ice BUT I didn’t want it done using CGI.

"Turns out, that was a bit of an ambitious ask. I then thought about doing the whole band as a set of sculptures and freezing those. So I contacted my old friend and mentor David about the possibility of collaborating with his foundation students at the college and the rest is history. He asked that I create a brief for the project and since then the artists have just run with it. We took the first sample casts of my head a few weeks back and we are really happy with the results. Next, the whole band will be in to have moulds taken of their heads. More...

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Lancer Posts "Iwo Jima" Video

Swedish heavy metal quintet Lancer has teamed up with MetalInsider.net to launch a music video for the new track, "Iwo Jima," taken from the band's upcoming sophomore release, "Second Storm," due out April 10th on Despotz Records. Check it out below.

"'Iwo Jima' is a dramatic metal song reflecting the horrors of war," commented the band. "The song combines the elements of both British and German heavy metal with steady guitar riffing and soaring vocal melodies."

"Second Storm" can be pre-ordered online at this location. Lancer's Despotz Records debut was recorded at Leon Music Studios with producer Gustav Ydenius (Enforcer, Sister Sin). Artwork comes courtesy of Dimitar Nikolov (who has previously made artwork for Steelwing and Katana) and the track listing is as follows:

01. Running from the Tyrant
02. Iwo Jima
03. Masters and Crowns (listen in at this location)
06. Children of the Storm
04. Behind the Walls (watch the video here)
05. Aton
07. Steelbreaker
08. Eyes of the Liar
09. Fools Marches On More...

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Feared Reveals New Album

Feared, the Swedish death metal foursome led by The Haunted’s guitarist Ola Englund, today announces details for the band’s upcoming fifth album “Synder," which follows the "Vinter" release (reviewed here).

The album, which means "sins" in English, is set for release on May 25th on digipack CD and digital download and features once again the stunning artwork by Sylvain Lucchina of Razorimages.

Today, the band premieres the first single from “Synder” via a music video for “My Grief, My Sorrow,” which can be seen below. About this new video Englund said:

“My Grief, My Sorrow is about a person with mental problems who takes his life, only to wake up and relive the same day over and over. The endless circle drives him more into madness and the story never ends. Or it could be a tale about an honest man who has a special fondness of knives and old televisions.”

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Synder
2. Your Demise
3. Of Iron And Ashes
4. Caligula
5. My Grief, My Sorrow
6. Dygder
7. By Silent Screaming
8. Wolf At The End Of The World
9. My Own Redemption
10. Dying Day
11. War Feeding War
12. The Narcissist
13. Godless Devotion More...

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Moondark Re-Issuing "The Shadowpath"

Recently reunited Swedish masters of the darkest and heaviest death metal - Moondark - will see "The Shadowpath" re-issued through Xtreem Music on May 1st, 2015. The label comments:

"Moondark was born in 1993 with members that later have played in bands like Interment, Entrails, Centinex, Katatonia, Uncanny, Dellamorte, Fulmination, and many more. They only recorded a 7-song demo in '93 that remained unreleased until 2007 when it was released on (supposedly) limited edition on CD & 12" LP with quite poor presentation.

"The style of Moondark is an incredibly heavy, rotting an dark death metal in the vein of bands like early Crypt of Kerberos, Crematory, Bolt Thrower, Eternal Darkness...

"Now 'The Shadowpath' gets a proper re-issue featuring new cover artwork by the killer artist Juanjo Castellano and a complete booklet with liner notes, lyrics, original demo cover, live photos from both their only show in '93 and their reunion show at Killtown Deathfest 2014. First will come the CD version with a limited T-shirt run and some months later there will be a vinyl version with gatefold cover and all that mentioned stuff." More...

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Seagrave Streaming New Track

The daring 'n' defiant newcomers from Seagrave today premiere the new track "Pistanthrophobia," which can be heard below, courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.

The song hails from Seagrave's debut album, "Stabwound," set for international release on April 27th via Art of Propaganda. The label comments:

"Although a very new name, formed in 2014, Seagrave is actually the solo-project of Harakiri for the Sky's J.J., whose band released the critically acclaimed 'Aokigahara' last year via Art of Propaganda.

"Here with Stabwound, J.J. in Seagrave seeks to meld shoegazing black metal, melodic post-hardcore, and D-beat death metal...and does so, with dazzling results. From blistering beginning to mournful end, Stabwound winds its way through a kaleidoscopic, sometimes-caustic array of colors, each song a patiently unfolding epic that uniquely spans a wide swath of sonic territory.

"Some will point to this sound as being rather nouveau, but J.J.'s roots in black metal stretch back to the mid-2000s with Hoffnungstod and then the subsequent Karg; thus, his integration of black metal tropes into other, seemingly disparate musical bedfellows is both authentic and daring. What results is a record that strives for catharsis, by any musical means necessary - after all, its central lyrical themes are the downsides of life like estrangement, broken relationships, depression, and drug abuse - and explodes with emotive, genuinely heart-wrenching violence. Healing from Stabwound will not be an easy process..."

1. Pillage de tombe
2. Pistanthrophobia
3. Harvest in June
4. Manifest XII
5. Down with the Wolves
6. Bonjour Tristesse More...

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Cardinal Wyrm Worships "Black Hole Gods"

Svart Records has announced May 8th as the international release date for Cardinal Wyrm's second album, "Black Hole Gods."

Cardinal Wyrm is a three-piece band from the Bay Area with music rooted in traditional, epic doom inspired by the immortal tones of Reverend Bizarre, Count Raven, and Bathory's soaring odes, but is rife with an undercurrent of filth and desperation. The new album's track listing is:

1. Deep Within
2. Dreams of Teeth
3. Born in a Barren Land
4. Warden of the Swans
5. Leaves of This Hanging Tree
6. I Am The Doorway
7. Cult of the Coiled Spine
8. The Outlier More...

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Barren Earth Posts "Set Alight" Video

The progressive death metal giants from Barren Earth just released a new video clip taken off freshly released album "On Lonely Towers."

Be sure to read our review of the album right here and check out the clip for "Set Alight" below. The full album's track listing is:

1. From The Depths Of Spring (1:25)
2. Howl (5:40)
3. Frozen Processions (4:52)
4. A Shapeless Derelict (7:33)
5. Set Alight (7:27)
6. On Lonely Towers (11:52)
7. Chaos The Songs Within (7:45)
8. Sirens Of Oblivion (7:02)
9. The Vault (11:07) More...

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Axel Rudi Pell Posts "Since You Been Gone" Clip

Axel Rudi Pell released a live clip for the track "Since You Been Gone" (featuring Alcatrazz vocalist Graham Bonnet), which appears on the upcoming 2CD/DVD live set "Magic Moments 25th Anniversary." The release is out in Scandinavia on April 22nd, in Germany on April 24th, in Europe on April 27th and in the USA on April 28th through SPV/Steamhammer.

"Magic Moments" was captured at the special anniversary performance at the Bang Your Head Festival in Germany on July 11th 2014. In addition to Graham Bonnet, it features a myriad of guest performances including: Doogie White (Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and others.

The track list for the release is: More...

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Conquest Releases "Sunrise" Music Video

Ukrainian power metal band Conquest (a/k/a W. Angel's Conquest) released a music video for the new track "Sunrise." The song will appear on the upcoming new album "Taste of Life" - the first to feature vocalist Konstantin "Laars" Naumenko, who ironically fronts the band Sunrise.

The video was shot at the band's rehearsal studio and was produced by Anna Merkulova. Check it out here:

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Arcturus Streams New Track "The Arcturian Sign"

Norway's Arcturus returns after a 10 year slumber with the new album "Arcturian," which is is set to drop on May 8th via Prophecy Productions. Today, the band is streaming the opening track "The Arcturian Sign," which can be heard in the player below.

The track list for the album is:

1. The Arcturian Sign
2. Crashland
3. Angst
4. Warp
5. Game Over
6. Demon
7. Pale
8. The Journey
9. Archer
10. Bane

Check out "The Arcturian Sign" here: More...

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Skyforger Posts New Song

Latvian pagan metal outfit Skyforger is back with a brand new album titled "Senprusija" / "Old Prussia."

In anticipation, the band premieres a new track from the upcoming album, which is set to drop on April 6th 2015 via Thunderforge Records. Check out "Tagad vai nekad / Now or Never " below. More...

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Shining Posts New Song "Framtidsutsikter"

Shining is revealing a third and final new stream from upcoming full-length "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends," which is due on April 21st through Season Of Mist. Check out the new track "Framtidsutsikter" now in the player below.

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Local H Premieres New Track

Local H premieres a brand new track titled "The Misanthrope", which will be featured on the upcoming "Hey, Killer" album due April 14 via G&P Records.

Check it out below.

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Alesana Posts New Song And Lyric Video

North Carolina's metalcore outfit Alesana is back with a new album titled "Confessions" set to drop on April 21 via Revival Recordings. In anticipation, the band premieres a new song and lyric video for the track "Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen".

Check it out now the new clip below.

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