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Last updated on December 22, 2014 at 9:28 AM ET

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Metalsteel Releases New Music Video "Narcissus"

Slovenian metal act Metalsteel released a new music video for the track "Narcissus." The video is the second for the band's latest album "This Is Your Revelation," which was issued via On Parole Productions. The previous video for "Call Off the War" can be seen at this location.

"Narcissus" was directed and edited by Matej Sušnik. The live footage was shot at Metaldays 2014, the studio shots were from studio Jork and the rehearsal footage shot at Metalsteel's practice place in 2014. Check it out here:

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Dark Avenger Posts Lyric Video For New Track

Brazilian metal act Dark Avenger posted a lyric video for the new track "Parasite." The song is the first new material since 2013's "Tales Of Avalon: The Lament" (see review here).

The song was written by vocalist Mario Linhares and guitarist Glauber Oliveira (Harllequin). It was produced and mixed by Oliveria and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Denmark. Oliveria along with drummer Anderson Soares and keyboardist Vinicius Sodré Maluly just joined the band earlier this year.

Check out "Parasite" here:

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Zero Down Streaming Title Track To New Album

Seattle's Zero Down, featuring Bitter End guitarist Matt Fox, is streaming the title track to the new album "No Limit to the Evil." The album was just issued last week via Minotauro Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Return of the Godz
2. No Limit to the Evil
3. Devils Thorn
4. Cold Winters Night
5. Leche di Tigre
6. Phantom Host
7. Suicide Girl
8. Steve McQueen
9. Two Ton Hammer
10. Black Rhino

Check out "No Limit to the Evil" here: More...

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Nightwish Announces New Album, Release Date

Finnish symphonic metal act Nightwish have announced that the forthcoming new album, and first with vocalist Floor Jansen (ReVamp), will be entitled "Endless Forms Most Beautiful." The album is set for release on March 27, 2015 (EU), March 30, 2015 (UK) and March 31, 2015 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The album's entire work was inspired by a quote from Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Tuomas Holopainen commented: "This classic quote is where it all began. We set sail for the ultimate journey in March 2015 – join us!"

The drum work on the album was completed by Wintersun drummer Kai Hahto.

The track list has yet to be revealed, but the album can be preordered in various formats over at this location. The first single "Élan" is set to be released on February 13, 2015. Details on the single can be found at this location.

Stay tuned for much more on the way. The album artwork can be viewed here: More...

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Maverick Releases "In Our Blood" Music Video

Northern Ireland hard rock act Maverick released a new music video for the track "In Our Blood." The song appears on the band's debut album "Quid Pro Quo," which was just issued at the tail end of November via Massacre Records.

Check out "In Our Blood" here:

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Hate Posts 3rd Preview Clip Of New Album

Poland's death metal outfit Hate released a third in a series of preview teasers for the upcoming new release "Crvsade: Zero." The album is set for a January 25th release via Napalm Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Vox Dei (a Call From Beyond)
2. Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Thy Wrath
3. Death Liberator
4. Leviathan
5. Doomsday Celebrities
6. Hate Is The Law
7.valley Of Darkness
8. Crusade Zero
9. The Omnipresence
10. Rise Omega The Consequence!
11. Dawn Of War
12. Black Aura Debris
13. The Reaping (Bonus Track)

Check out the third teaser below.

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Napalm Death's Barney Greenway Explains New Album

Metal Wani's Owais Nabi and Sairaj Kamath recently conducted an interview with Napalm Death's frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway.

States Greenway on the musical direction of Napalm Death's upcoming new album, "Apex Predator - Easy Meat": "Well, it's not reinventing the wheel, let's put it like that. It would be inaccurate of me to say so. But it's just a couple of steps forward, basically. There are many different influences within Napalm, but I guess there's two quite distinctive styles, just on a listening level, and that's… you've got the very traditional, fast and chaotic, almost off-the-rails kind of Napalm approach, and then you've got a real kind of queasy, ambient, quite depressing sound, actually, in some ways. And we've been sort of doing the 2 in tandem now for many, many albums, but I think as time goes on, we're tending to mix the styles a little more… not better, necessarily, but in more inventive ways, and I think that's where we are now. That's about the best description I can give, because, obviously, you'll understand that, for us, the album's still really fresh, so I haven't fully digested it, even though I made the fucking thing, along with the other guys. But I have still yet to fully digest it."

Being asked whether "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" is another conceptual effort Greenway continues: More...

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Talk To The Stranger Posts New Single

Southern California metalcore group Talk To The Stranger just released a new single online for streaming. Check out "Blank Faces" below, and you can hear more from the group over at Facebook here.

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Exes For Eyes Seeking Independent Platinum Release

Toronto, ON based metal outfit Exes For Eyes unleashed new album "Tongues Like Figure Eights" earlier this month with the challenge to fans and the metal community to help a fully independent band reach Platinum status with one million digital copies sold.

"The idea is to sell the concept of a new business model for independent bands as much as it is about selling the album," comments vocalist James Arsenian.

To get your digital copy of "Tongues Like Figure Eights" for $1, head over to the band's website here.

Featuring eleven assaulting tracks that include guest appearances by Bjorn Strid of Soilwork, Lisa Sinner of Out of The Ruins, and Dominic Cifarelli of Chronicles of Israfel\Scars On Broadway, "Tongues Like Figure Eights" was produced by EFE guitarist Dave Sheldon to follow 2011's debut album "The Amsler Grid." More...

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