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Last updated on October 19, 2017 at 8:50 AM ET

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

Echotime Issues New Lyric Video "The Lighthouse"

Italian progressive metal act Echotime released a new lyric video for "The Lighthouse." The song appears on the band's latest album "Side," which was issued back in May in Europe via Rockshots Records. The album is finally available in North America, which you can grab at this location.

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Thaurorod To Release New Album "Coast Of Gold"

Finnish power metal act Thaurorod announced that the third full length album will be entitled "Coast of Gold." The album is set for release on February 16, 2018 via Drakkar Entertainment. The band issued a video clip as a glimpse into the new album, which is available in the player below.

The cover artwork and track listing can be found here:

1. Power
2. The Commonwealth Lives
3. Coast of Gold
4. 24601
5. Feed the Flame
6. Cannibal Island
7. Into the Flood
8. My Sun Will Rise
9. Illuminati
10. Halla More...

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Tarja Releases "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" Clip

It may be early to ring in the season, but Tarja's new single and video clip for the haunting version of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" is more akin to Halloween than Christmas. Check out the clip in the player below.

The song is taken from the new album "From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)" which will be released on November 17th via earMusic.

The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja's classically-trained voice with darker gothic influences.

Besides covering classic carols, "From Spirits and Ghosts" also features a twelfth track, the brand new original song "Together." This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout, in a brilliant, Tarja-styled manner.

The track listing is:

1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
2. Together
3. We Three Kings
4. Deck The Halls
5. Pie Jesu
6. Amazing Grace
7. O Tannenbaum
8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
9. God Rest Ye
10. Feliz Navidad
11. What Child Is This
12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Pestilence Returns With "Hadeon"

In March 2018, Dutch death metal legends Pestilence will release the new album "Hadeon" via Hammerheart Records. The album's futuristic cover artwork and track listing have been revealed and can be viewed below.

Following up the re-issues of the classic Roadrunner albums on deluxe 2-CD and high quality LP, Pestilence is preparing for worldwide domination in 2018.

Aside from intensive touring around the globe, the main focus will be on the 8th studio-album since the band's inception in 1986. "Hadeon" is an all out death metal attack, in 13 tracks, combining Pestilence’s old school roots, their progressive trade-mark and a killer production, which will appeal to both old and new fans.

The fitting album artwork was created by Santiago Francisco Jaramillo from Triple Seis Design (Lock Up, Dying Fetus, Inquisition). The concept is based on a multi-layered reality, alien presence and negative frequencies.

Be prepared for "Hadeon" coming March 2018! The track listing is as follows:

1. Unholy Transcript
2. Non Physical Existent
3. Multi Dimensional
4. Oversoul
5. Materialization
6. Astral Projection
7. Discarnate Entity
8. Subvisions
9. Manifestations
10. Timeless
11. Ultra Demons
12. Layers of Reality
13. Electro Magnetic More...

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Endrah Releases New Single, Video Clip

Brazilian death metal/hardcore act Endrah issued the new single "Your Life Deleted" via a music video clip you can check out in the player below.

The band commented: "It is with great satisfaction that we present to you our new single 'Your Life Deleted.' Produced by Tiago Guest, this song marks a new era of the band with the debut of drummer Henrique Pucci, former member of the bands Paura and Project46."

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Niviane Streams New Song "Watch The Banners Fall"

U.S. power metal act Niviane is streaming the new single "Watch the Banners Fall." Check it out via the band's Bandcamp page in the player below. The song appears on the debut album "The Druid King," which is scheduled for release on November 3rd via Pitch Black Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. The Berserker (song streaming here)
2. Adrestia
3. Watch the Banners Fall
4. Into Twilight
5. Gladiator
6. Arise Samurai
7. Elegy
8. March of the Jötunn
9. War of Immortals
10. Heaven Overflow
11. The Druid King

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Dropzone Releases Debut Album Details

Osmose Productions announced that on December 29th the label will release the debut album "Rape Killing Murder" from Finland's Dropzone.

The name Dropzone came from some American action movie full of clichés. Well, screw the film, but the name felt good for a band. The songs on "Rape Killing Murder" were recorded straight live on tape back in 1996 at MD-Studio, with exception to the lead guitars and vocal overdubs. It’s straight, no-frills metal-influenced hardcore punk rock in the vein of Discharge, Extreme Noise Terror, The Exploited, Varukers, G.B.H., Riistetyt, and Anti Cimex as well as other punk-influenced musically violent acts such as Slayer, Entombed, Carnage, and Wolfpack.

This recording would probably have never seen the light of day officially if it hadn’t been for Pale, who in other matters provided Herve at Osmose Productions a link to Dropzone’s Soundcloud page, urging his old label boss with Divine Decay to check it out. In just a matter of days – if not hours – Pale got some truly ecstatic messages from France: let’s release "Rape Killing Murder" on physical vinyl and CD!

There have been talks about doing new songs and also gigging with the official release of "Rape Killing Murder" happening, but so far, nothing has been put into fruition just yet. Only that it won’t take another 21 years from now to see that eventually happening. This is just the calm before the storm…

The track list and artwork are:

1. Persecuted in Existence
2. Enslaved Forever
3. The Bloodbath of Innocence
4. The Blood Runs in Streams
5. Testify The Misery
6. Manhunt
7. War’s no Fairytale
8. Grande Finale More...

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Dave Kerzner Issues "Static" Lyric Video

Florida native Dave Kernzer (Mantra Vega/Sound of Contact) issued a lyric video for the song "Static." The song is the title track of Kerzer's new album which is available now. The full 74+ minute album is available on CD and download from this location. Downloadable versions are also available from iTunes, Amazon, Google+ and other popular download sites. The CD is distributed world-wide by Cherry Red.

"Static" is a progressive rock concept album about the clutter, chaos and noise inside our heads, in modern day society, in politics, in media. The album features Kerzner on vocals, keyboards and guitars and he is joined by top musicians including Steve Hackett (Genesis), Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan), Derek Cintron (DC3), Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spocks Beard), Randy McStine (The Fringe), Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Alex Cromarty (Mostly Autumn), Stuart Fletcher (Sea Horses), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and more.

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Clamfight Reveals "III" Details

U.S. sludge/doom act Clamfight announced the impending new album "III," the band's (you guessed it) third album and debut for Argonauta Records. The album's artwork and track listing were revealed along with a preview clip for the album, which drops on January 19, 2018. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

If you are into Mastodon, Clutch, Eyehategod - then Clamfight is for you. The track listing and artwork can be viewed here:

1. Whale Road
2. Selkie
3. Echoes in Stone
4. Eynhallow
5. History of the Earls of Orkney More...

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Eternal Silence Releases "Mastermind Tyranny"

Today, October 19th, Italian symphonic metal act Eternal Silence dropped the new release "Mastermind Tyranny." The album is the band's third full length album and first for Sliptrick Records. Check out a taste of the album with the lyric video for "Foreign Land" in the player below.

Compared with the previous albums, the sound of "Mastermind Tyranny" is more evolved and refined: the rhythmic section is stronger and heavier, combined with a more accurate use of orchestrations to create a bombastic background on which male and female vocals can design their stunning melodies. All this has helped Eternal Silence to craft a more mature and far reaching style of songwriting.

The theme behind "Mastermind Tyranny" is about the subjugation of minds, the control of masses through the spreading of false ideas or beliefs. Complementing this, many lyrics tell of the importance of thinking with your own mind and being stronger against this kind of mental control. The themes are developed through the idea of the fear in God in the songs "Lucifer’s Lair" and "Mystic Vision," the control of knowledge and education in the middle age and a reference to the book “The Name of the Rose” in the song "Ashes Of Knowledge," the radicalization and the religious extremism in Foreign Land.

The artwork, which was edited by the artist Hans Trasid from Dis-Art Design, represents the allegoric divinity of Fama. In the roman mythology, the character represents the image of false news travelling fast.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Lucifer’s Lair
2. Fighter
3. Mashed
4. Adagio
5. Game Of The Beasts
6. Mystic Vision
7. The First Winter Night
8. Foreign Land
9. Icy Spell
10. Ashes Of Knowledge More...

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Downswing Debuts New Video “Enough”

Albany, NY hardcore outfit Downswing just signed with Rise Records. November 10th will see the release of the band's new EP, “Dark Side Of The Mind“. Below you can check out a video for Downswing's new track “Enough” from it.


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Sharptooth Premieres New Song "No Sanctuary"

“No Sanctuary” is the latest track to arrive from Sharptooth‘s new album, “Clever Girl“, out October 27th on Pure Noise. Says vocalist Lauren Kashan of the song:

"This song is about us as LGBTQIA people telling the rest of society how you can and cannot talk to us, and the insidious ways that language shapes the way people interact with and treat each other. The lyric “every time that you say “f*ggot” is a bullet through my head” directly illustrates how hateful slurs and rhetoric lend credence to homophobic views, and negatively impacts the way the world treats people like me."

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