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Magick Touch Reveals More New Album Details

Today, Edged Circle Productions sets January 5, 2018 as the international release date for Magick Touch's second album "Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire." The band also revealed the artwork and track listing, shown below.

Magick Touch is a power trio - with the emphasis on POWER - from the southwestern coastal town of Bergen, Norway. The band - HK Rein on guitar and vocals, Bård Nordvik on drums, and Christer Ottesen on bass and vocals - formed in 2014 and released the debut album "Electrick Sorcery" through Edged Circle in 2015. Now the band is set to release the sophomore album upon an unsuspecting world as 2017 dies and 2018 is reborn.

The track listing is:

1. Under The Gun (song streaming here)
2. The Great Escape
3. Midnite Sadusa
4. Believe In Magick
5. Polonium Blues
6. Siren Song
7. Lost With All Hands
8. After The Fire
9. Electrick Sorcery
10. Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire More...

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Dead Register Announces Fall Live Dates

Atlanta based monolithic, gothic-tinged, gloomy, melodic "doom-gaze" act Dead Register announced a string of tour dates for this fall, starting at Chizuko in Pensacola, FL on November 1st.

All dates are in support of the band's 2016 album "Fiber," which was recently released as a vinyl edition via Throne Records.

See Dead Register at the following venues:

Nov 1 Pensacola, FL @ Chizuko
Nov 2 New Orleans, LA @ Portside Lounge
Nov 3 Lafayette, LA @ Freetown Boom Boom Room
Nov 4 San Antonio, TX @ Gold Bar
Nov 5 Austin, TX @ Beerland
Nov 6 Fort Worth, TX @ Mass
Nov 7 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Nov 9 Dubuque, IA @ The Lift
Nov 10 Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon
Nov 11 Chicago, IL @ Quenchers
Nov 12 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov 13 Indianapolis, IN
Nov 14 Asheville, NC @ Asheville Yacht Club More...

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Autumns Eyes Releases "Death Of October"

Today you can experience the "Death Of October" just a bit early with a brand new track from Halloween-inspired Gothic metal band Autumns Eyes. The song is taken from the new album "Ending Life Slowly" coming Halloween Day.

At the crossroad between a hallowed holiday and the cusp of a dead cold winter is where you’ll find Autumns Eyes mastermind Daniel Mitchell. After many seasons of seclusion in the studio, the recording process has finally wrapped up for a new album titled "Ending Life Slowly."

"Death Of October" serves as the first taste of that impending album, and Mitchell had this to say about the new song stream:

"With 'Ending Life Slowly' being inspired by death and decay that takes place during the latter part of Fall, starting the album with a song dedicated to Halloween was a natural first step. It marks an end to the most hallowed month of the year, and celebrates its macabre mayhem before we enter the cold void of November.”

1. Death of October
2. Break the Skin
3. Your Last Day
4. Moments Into Memories
5. The Honest Liars
6. Couldn’t Hold On
7. Far Away From Fading
8. Internal Arson
9. Open Your Eyes, Not Your Wrists
10. Under the Skin of the Sun

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Threat Signal Streams New Song "Aura"

Canadian melodic thrash/technical metalcore act Threat Signal issued a new single for the song "Aura." The song is the latest lifted off the new album "Disconnect," which drops November 10th via Agonia Records.

"Disconnect" was recorded and produced by vocalist Jon Howard and lead guitarist Travis Montgomery. Mixing and mastering were done by Mark Lewis (DevilDriver, Whitechapel, Battlecross, Coal Chamber). Artwork for the album was created by Ludovic Cordelieres of Rusalkadesign (Kamelot).

The album track listing is:

1. Elimination Process (see 360 degree clip here)
2. Nostalgia
3. Walking Alone
4. Exit The Matrix (see playthrough clip here)
5. Falling Apart
6. Aura
7. Betrayal
8. To Thine Own Self Be True
9. Dimensions
10. Terminal Madness
11. Eyes Sewn Shut

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Catapult the Dead To Release New Album

Hailing from Oakland, CA, the six piece crushing tribe of doom Catapult the Dead are teaming up with San Francisco's Doom Stew Records for the new full length release "A Universal Emptiness," which is due to drop on November 15th.

Catapult the Dead brings to the genre its own version of musical sorrow, despondency, and longing. This unique and haunting outfit is as beautifully devastating as it is callous and brooding.

"A Universal Emptiness" is a 38:39 minute apocalyptic journey. Sweeping synth and organ soundscapes lead you eerily, through a dark thunderous wall of sound. With thick brutal guitars at the core, it's rhythmic foundation is dragged angrily along by layered bass and powerful booming drums. All the while baleful roars and ghostly wales round out this bleak, crushingly dynamic, full length offering.

"A Universal Emptiness" will be available as a CD, vinyl LP, digital download and cassette tape. The 12" vinyl comes in three special color variants to compliment the beautiful illustrations created by Macedonian artist Pig Hands. Also featuring insert and label Illustrations by Death Ink.

The track listing is:

1. 'Till It Goes Away
2. Anti-Aether
3. Last Breath
4. Burning Womb More...

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Down 'N' Outz To Release New Live Album

Down 'n' Outz is pleased to announce the release of a brand new live album "The Further Live Adventures Of..." on December 1st, via Frontiers Music Srl. The live album, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, will be available 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital. In addition, on the same day, the band will reissue the previous records "My Re-Generation" and "The Further Adventures Of..." on CD, LP and Digital.

Down 'N' Outz is the project founded and fronted by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Raw Glory. The band pays tribute to rock legends Mott The Hoople and was established from the most unusual of circumstances...in the words of Joe Elliott: "When Mott The Hoople announced they were reforming for a week's worth of shows at the Hammersmith Odeon I was asked that I participate in some capacity. They've always been my favourite band and it's nice to see the rest of the rock world finally catch up and give them their due."

"But, what was I to do? It was suggested to me that the Quireboys would be up for offering their services. This was perfect! A fan since their first album, I loved the idea of working with a band as enthusiastic to do this as I was. I decided that the thing to do was play some songs that like-minded people thought they would never hear live again, if ever, songs by spin offs of Mott the Hoople - songs by Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions. Songs that are close to my heart, songs that I've played every week for the best part of 35 years on record, cassette, CD, iPod and now live."

Down 'N Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the legendary 2009 reformation shows at Hammersmith Odeon. Following a rapturous reception, the one night project took on a life and energy of its own and an album project was born. More...

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Wolfshead Issues Lyric Video For New Song

Finnish metal act Wolfshead issued a lyric video for the new song "Division Of The Damned." The song is taken from the debut album "Leaden" which is set for release on October 27th via Rockshots Records.

The track listing is:

1. Vukodlak
2. Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
3. Purifier
4. When The Stars Are Right
5. Division Of The Damned
6. Haruspex
7. Winds Over Potter's Field
8. The Hangman

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FS Projekt Releases New Lyric Video

Russian power metal act FS Projekt has released a new lyric video for the song "Kredo Tvoyo" ("Thy Creed").

Since its first release, FS Projekt has been providing un-rhymned English translations of its lyrics and posting them on English resources in order for non-Russian speakers to be able to understand the meaning behind each of the project's compositions. Now FS Projekt takes this good practice to the next level by presenting a translation video for the latest single "Kredo Tvoyo" (Thy Creed).

Check it out here:

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Judas Priest Reveals New Album Title

British heavy metal icons Judas Priest has announced via a short post on Facebook that the title of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "Firepower." The album will be released in early 2018 but at present, no other details are available. The album was produced by Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with the likes of Testament, Exodus and Kreator and recorded at This will be their second album to feature guitarist Ritchie Faulkner who replaced longtime member KK Downing and made his recording debut with the band on 2014's, "Redeemer Of Souls."

The band has also announced the first dates of their 2018 tour of North America where they will be supported by fellow heavy metal legends Saxon and Thin Lizzy spinoff, Black Star Riders. The dates can be seen below: More...

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Mono Announces Australian Tour Dates

Japanese instrumental rock outfit Mono is returning to Australian shores this November for a string of tour dates. They will be supported by Sydney's visceral Dumbsaint and a plethora of local talent across the country.

Brisbane's show will feature Balloons Kill Babies (who just released the EP "Prodromal"), Sydney gets Grun (who released the first record in many years earlier in 2017), Melbourne gets Solkyri and Adelaide gets Last Days of Kali.

The tour is In celebration of ten years since the debut visit to Australia and the band will visit Adelaide for the first time ever, as well as returning to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth - adding this - this visit follows the 2016 album "Requiem for Hell" and will feature the band playing music that spans the entire catalogue across a close to two hour show.

Mono was originally formed in 1999 - a unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise which has been held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band's musicianship was praised. One of the most monumental live memories of the band was a special set of shows with a 23-piece orchestra in New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.

The Australian tour dates are as follows: More...

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Mayhem Added To Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem will take part in the latest edition of the Decibel Metal And Beer Fest, which is set to take place on March 31-April 1, 2018 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

For nearly a decade, Decibel has fostered the brotherhood between the craft beer and metal worlds with its monthly "Brewtal Truth" column written by award-winning beer writer Adem Tepedelen. With their Metal And Beer Fest, the two worlds unite in one magnificent weekend of extreme sound and suds in Philadelphia. Mayhem will perform on April 1st alongside Carcass, Repulsion, Dream Death, and more.

The band is currently in the midst of the second leg of the European live takeover. The "Purgatorium Europæ - Pars Duorum" Tour commenced Friday, September 29th in Berlin, Germany and will draw to a close on October 27th in Gothenburg, Sweden leaving more than two dozen cities leveled its wake. Following their European run, Mayhem will descend upon North America for a month-long journey from November 3rd to December 2nd. Support will be provided by Immolation and Black Anvil, the latter of which appeared with the band on their last stateside expedition. More...

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The Kennedy Veil Streams New Album In Full

California death metal legion The Kennedy Veil is streaming the entire new album "Imperium" via Unique Leader's Bandcamp site. The album was just release this past Friday (October 20th).

The eight-track "Imperium" was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions, features guest appearances by Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Sven de Caluwé of Aborted and Dickie Allen of Infant Annihilator.

Check it out in full here: More...

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Cardiant Posts Video Clip For New Single

Finnish melodic metal sextet Cardiant is set to release the fourth full-length album "Mirrors" on November 24th via Inverse Records. The recordings started already in May 2015 and after two years, the band released the new single and music video "Life Has Just Begun," which is available below.

"Mirrors" is a concept album and natural continuum to the critically-acclaimed album "Verge," which was peaking at #11 on the official Finnish album charts. The album features several guest singers, Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone, King Company), Nitte Valo (Burning Point, Seraphiel) and Janne Saksa who performed session vocals to Cardiant's debut album "Midday Moon."

"'Life has just begun' is a story about how endings can be turned into new beginnings in life. The song has been a favorite among the band and the new video gives the viewer a peek inside the studio and how the song was recorded," commented guitarist/composer Antti Hänninen.

The track listing for "Mirrors" is:

1. Mirrors And Me
2. Riot Rising
3. Soul (feat. Pasi Rantanen)
4. A Quiet One
5. Blank Star
6. His Supremacy (feat. Janne Saksa)
7. Shooting Star (feat. Nitte Valo)
8. Absolute Power
9. My Delusion
10. Life Has Just Begun
11. Another Time, Another Place (feat. Rantanen, Valo, Saksa) More...

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Lark Releases "Too Far Gone" Lyric Video

French progressive sludge/stoner metal band Lark premiered the lyric video for the new song "Too Far Gone" over at The Sludgelord over at this location, or just down below in the player provided.

"Too Far Gone" appears on the band's debut self-titled album coming October 31st. Lark features former members of Bright Curse and Sail In Between.

Check out the song here:

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Nervcast Release New Video Clip "Fallen Angels"

Toronto's Nervcast released a video clip for the just dropped track "Fallen Angels." The song appears on the band's debut EP "Locked And Loaded," which was just issued this past Friday (October 21st).

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Tongues To Release Debut Full Length "Hreilia"

Danish black/death metal act Tongues will release the debut full length album "Hreilia" on December 8th via I, Voidhanger Records.

Tongues debuted in 2014 under the flag of I, Voidhanger Records with "Thelésis Ignis," a portentous 35-minute long EP which earned them the praises from the underground metal aficionados. Apparently swallowed by the shadows right after that promising release, Tongues has simply kept a low profile and concentrated for 3 long years on the second chapter of the doomed spiritual journey. That journey spawned "Hreilia," a new and exciting example of Tongues' audacious synthesis of black, death and doom metal, propelled by fiery riffs, magnetic melodies and mystical atmospheres.

Enshrouded like its predecessor in an esoteric dark aura and graced by an apocalyptic cover painting by vocalist A. Lovmand, "Hreilia" delves even deeper into the realms of subconscious. "The underlying concept of the album was inspired by a dream; that's where the word 'Hreilia' comes from," confirms drummer and lyricist C. Qvortrup. "That word held a significant spiritual value within the context of that dream. It symbolized a profound spiritual disappointment...a nightmare."

Tongues' pessimistic approach to the new album is quite evident even during its most aggressive moments, when the inner fire that characterized the previous EP bursts out nervously from the articulated structures of "Grove Of Mithridate" and "Theophagous Wounds Of Earth," two examples of the band's trademark style, hanging in the balance between utmost aggression and psychedelic meditation. As the album progresses, the melodies become slowly - yet steadily - more depressive and defeated, 'till Tongues' ferocious inner struggle concludes and gives way to sadness and disillusionment.

The track list for "Hreilia" is:

1. Perennial Waves
2. Theophagous Wounds of Earth
3. Interlude
4. ...and the Ever Watchful Clouds
5. Grove of Mithridate
6. Acumen Numinous
7. Hreilia More...

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Diamond Black Issues Debut Single "Sorrow"

U.K. rock band, Diamond Black - featuring The Sisters Of Mercy Guitarist Ben Christo - has released the debut single and music video for the song "Sorrow." The video can be viewed in the player below.

Intense, sensual and arcane, Diamond Black is a dark rock quartet from Camden, London, UK. Founded by Ben Christo (The Sisters of Mercy) and Finnish singer J.I. Turunen, Diamond Black brings you crushing riffs, mesmerizing electronica and cinematic choruses; a dark fusion of irreverence, intrigue and isolation.

"Sorrow" was produced and mixed by Jaani Peuhu and mastered by Minerva Pappi/Waudio. Check out the clip here:


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Blot & Bod Debuts Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Danish black metal band Blot & Bod debuts the full-album stream of its brand new outing "Ligæder", which was digitally released on October 16th via Bandcamp. A cassette tape edition can be ordered from Fallow Field.

Check out now "Ligæder" in its entirety below.

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Calligram Premieres New Song "Scourge"

Genre-bending London based black metal band named Calligram premieres a new song titled "Scourge", taken from the upcoming debut album "Askesis", which will be released on November 24 by Basick Records.

Check out now "Scourge" below.

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Wending Tide: Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

New Zealand black metal project Wending Tide premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Painter", which will be officially released by Naturmacht Productions on November 25.

Check out now "The Painter" in its entirety below.

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Summoning Debuts Title Track Of Upcoming New Album

Austrian epic black metal act Summoning debuts the title track of the band's upcoming new album "With Doom I Come", which Napalm Records will be releasing on January 5, 2018.

Check out now "With Doom I Come" below.

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Ovnev Premieres "Subterranean Premonitions"

Hailing from Spring, TX one-man atmospheric black metal band Ovnev premieres a new song entitled "Subterranean Premonitions", taken from the upcoming new album "Incalescence", which will be released on November 25 by Naturmacht Productions.

Check out now "Subterranean Premonitions" below.

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