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Last updated on October 20, 2017 at 9:12 AM ET

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

Over The Voids Details New Album

Known for his works in Medico Peste, Owls Woods Graves as well as live basist of Mgla – sole member The Fall presents his solo project Over the Voids. The debut self-titled album will be available on November 17th via Nordvis Produktion. Pre-orders can be made over here. Check out the first single "Never Again Will They Hunger" in the player at the bottom.

Over The Voids was founded on one man’s vision of a mid-nineties black metal revival. However, this work of art far transcends simple nostalgia or tributes paid to ages past; while many bands are content with leading an existence as living homages to other people’s innovations, this solo project has an entirely different intensity to its artistic fire. The musical and lyrical aspects along with their aesthetic representation are forged in synergy to ponder the riddles of mortality.

Commanding the centre of attention is the distinctly mixed twin-guitars, acting much like a conductor’s baton as they dictate where to bring the music and its accompanying mood. The melodies are the focal point, merging the icy darkness of Transylvanian Hunger with the dreamy woodland landscapes of Bergtatt. Despite the catchy melodies, Over The Voids is more the type of music to which one would drift on some flight of the mind, rather than bang one’s head.

The track listing is:

1. Battle of Heaven
2. Ghosts Lay Eggs
3. Prophet of the Winter
4. Never Again Will They Hunger More...

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The Killerhertz Detail New Album

Danish modern hard rock act The Killerhertz will release the second album "A Mirror's Portrait" on November 17th via Dr. Music Records, distributed internationally by Soulfood.

"A Mirror's Portrait" is once again produced by Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Rainbow, Blind Guardian). It will appear to fans of both traditional and modern hard rock.

Three years after the debut album "A Killer Anthem," the Kastrup natives have once again entrenched themselves in the Earplug Studio and recorded a sparkling follow-up with ”A Mirror’s Portrait." Led by singer and guitarist Thomas Trold, the band, founded in 2011, has once again produced a strong hard 'n' heavy album, which bridges the gap between the 80s and 90s heavy metal scene that takes influences from both Metallica or Megadeth and modern hard rock and adds a pinch of Danish rock à la Pretty Maids. Check out the music video for the song ”Teenage Rebellion" in the player at the bottom. The clip was directed by Jan Klausen. More...

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Sadauk Signs With Pure Legend Records

Swedish heavy metal Band Sadauk has signed a worldwide deal with Pure Legend Records, a division of Pure Steel Records. The band will release the debut album "A New Dawn" on December 8th.

Sadauk was formed in 1996 and combines different song styles and instruments. The band stated: "We are really honored that Pure Legend wanted to team up with us for the release of A New Dawn! This feels like a new start for us and we are excited to rise to a higher level."

More information on the album is expected soon.

Sadauk is:

Joppe Crambert – vocals
Therése Thomsson (Disdained) – female vocals
Daniel Tillberg (Starblind) – bass
Mats Nehl (ex-Withershin, ex-Bloodshed) – guitars
Jesper Johansson (ex-Dawn of Silence, ex-Morifade) – guitars, keyboards
Patrik Finnermark (ex-Slavegrid, ex-Monoscream) – drums More...

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Raspail Begins Writing New Album

Italy's mysterious act Raspail has officially started writing the highly anticipated second full-length album.

The debut album "Dirge" was released through the German label Sick Man Getting Sick Records in 2016 and received very good feedback from around the world.

Featuring ex and current members of Rome's veteran bands such as Klimt 1918, Novembre and Room With A View, Raspail has initially named early Katatonia, Paradise Lost and October Tide as main influences, but the harsh yet eerie sound filled with drone, post rock and nu-gaze vibes has invited critics to draw comparisons with such acts as Earth, Nadja and Bell Witch.

It will not take Raspail long to capture your interest, but with each new spin "Dirge" will reveal new details that make their discovery worthwhile.

The band is also contemplating the possibility of playing a few selected live shows in 2018. Interested parties are welcome to get in touch with the band via their official channels. More...

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Celldweller Releases "Electric Eye" Remix

Venezuelan metal/drum and bass producer Zardonic has realigned his orbit of the galaxy with the Celldweller mothership with his world-crushing remix of "Electric Eye." No stranger to fans of Celldweller, Zardonic makes his 6th remix appearance on a release from Detroit record label FiXT, having previously contributed his talents to Celldweller, Richy Nix, The Qemists and Blue Stahli.

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Worstenemy Streams New Song

Italian death metal act Worstenemy is streaming the new single "Conquer the Illusions." The song is the first taste of the upcoming new album "Deception," which will be released via Wormholedeath on the following release schedule:

Digital: November 17th (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.: November 17th (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Europe: December 8th (Aural Music Group)
Japan: January 31, 2018 (Wormholedeath Japan / Disk Union Distribution)

Check out the song here, which also reveals the cover artwork:

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Exit Eden Releases "A Question Of Time" Video

Exit Eden - the ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville (Avantastia/Trillium/Epica), Clémentine Delauney (Visions of Atlantis/ex-Serenity), Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner - issued another video clip, this time for the Depeche Mode cover "A Question Of Time." The song appears on the band's debut album "Rhapsodies In Black," which dropped in mid-August through Napalm Records.

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Veil Of Maya Releases "Whistleblower" Video Clip

Today, the new album "False Idols" is released by Illinois' Veil Of Maya through Sumerian Records. In celebration, the band released a video clip for the song "Whistleblower," which is available in the player below.

Check out the clip here:

The band is in the midst of a tour, so check them out on the remaining dates here: More...

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Arallu Releases "Only One Truth" Video Clip

Israeli blackened death metal act Arallu released a video clip for the song "Only One Truth." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Six," which was issued back in September via Transcending Obscurity Records.

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Sorcerer Streams New Album In Full

In celebration of the release of the new album "The Crowning Of The Fire King" today (October 20th) via Metal Blade Records, Swedish epic doom act Sorcerer is streaming the entire release, which you can hear in the player below.

The track listing for "The Crowning Of The Fire King" is:

1. Sirens (see video clip here)
2. Ship Of Doom (see video clip here)
3. Abandoned By The Gods
4. The Devil's Incubus (see lyric video here)
5. Nattvaka
6. Crimson Cross
7. The Crowning Of The Fire King
8. Unbearable Sorrow

Check out the album here: More...

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Fateful Finality Posts "Now More Than Ever" Video

Fateful Finality released a new music video for the song "Now More Than Ever." The song is taken from the band's latest album "Mankind," which was released back on September 15th via Fastball Music.

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Skarlett Riot Streams New Song "Warrior"

Britain's Skarlett Riot is streaming the new song "Warrior," which is available in the player below. The song is the latest taken from the upcoming debut album "Regenerate," which is expected to drop on October 27th via Despotz Records.

Hear "Warrior" here:

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Mindfeels Issues "Soul Has Gone Away" Video

Italian AOR act Mindfeels issued a video clip for the new single "Soul Has Gone Away." The song appears on the band's upcoming debut album "XXenty," which is scheduled for release on November 17, 2017 via Art Of Melody Music/Burning Minds Music Group. The Japanese release date is December 15, 2017 via AnderStein Music.

From the beginning, Mindfeels showed its endless love and deep respect for the music of American AOR/Westcoast legends, Toto, opting for a moniker which reflected the big admiration for their timeless album “Mindfields". With refined melodies, outstanding instrumental performances and a very mature songwriting, Mindfeels' promises to appeal to all the fans of classic AOR.

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Handing Garden Issues "Hearthfire" Video Clip

Hanging Garden posted a music video for the new song "Hearthfire," the latest single from the new album "I Am Become," which drops on October 27th via Lifeforce Records. The song features Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen.

"Hearthfire had a strong visual impact for me, and I started creating the idea for the video from the music. Most of the video has been filmed for 8mm with a camera from 1967 and film hand processed. Making the video was a great opportunity to combine new and old technics with a symbolic story and atmosphere to support." comments Julia Alakulju.

“I Am Become” sounds familiar on the one and surprising, yet challenging on the other hand. Again there are well-known guest-vocalists to find on the record - such as Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis) or Niko Kalliojärvi (Amoral, Humavoid).

The band's fifth full-length album "I am Become" focuses thematically on an inexorable aspect of life – as well as it’s antonym: death. The approach to the theme is personal - the feelings of loss, yearning, and cherishing the deeds and words of those no longer here. The songs contain epitaphs and obituaries in the band’s native tongue, to keep the full meaning and connotations of the words intact. The powerful voices of familiar guests vocalists from bands such as Amorphis and Amoral can also be heard on the album, adding to its dark and compelling atmosphere. More...

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Pink Cream 69 Posts "Man Of Sorrow" Video Clip

10 days after streaming the new song "Man of Sorrow," German melodic metal act Pink Cream 69 posted a lyric/music video for the song, which you can enjoy in the player at the bottom. The song appears on the new album "Headstrong," which is set to drop via Frontiers Music srl on November 10th.

The track listing for "Headstrong" is:

CD 1:

1. We Bow to None
2. Walls Come Down
3. Unite and Divide
4. No More Fear
5. Man of Sorrow
6. Path of Destiny (song streaming here)
7. Vagrant of the Night
8. Bloodsucker
9. Whistleblower
10. The Other Man

CD 2:

1. Special (Live)
2. Talk to the Moon (Live)
3. Break the Silence (Live)
4. Do You Like It Like That (Live)
5. The Spirit (Live)
6 Livin' My Life for You (Live)
7. Wasted Years (Live)
8. Welcome the Night (Live)
9. Shame (Live) More...

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Serenity Releases "United" Music Video

Austrian symphonic metal act Serenity issued a video clip for the new song "United." The song is the latest single from the new album "Lionheart," which is set for release on October 27th, 2017 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track listing for "Lionheart" is as follows:

1. Deus Lo Vult
2. United
3. Lionheart (see video clip here)
4. Hero
5. Rising High
6. Heaven
7. King's Landing
8. Eternal Victory
9. Stand and Fight
10. The Fortress (of Blood and Sand)
11. Empire
12. My Fantasy
13. The Final Crusade

Check out the clip here: More...

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We Came As Romans Premieres New Song

We Came As Romans premieres a new song entitled "Foreign Fire", taken from the upcoming new album "Cold Like War", which will arrive in stores on October 20th.

Check out now "Foreign Fire" below.

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Morbid Angel Cancels European Tour

Morbid Angel has scrapped its November/December European touring plans. The following official statement was issued on that matter:

"World Management and Morbid Angel announce today that there will be No November / December show dates in Europe due to continued problems with the U.S. State Department and passport issues. We apologize to our promoters and fans and hope to be able to solve this in 2018."

The band will release their new album “Kingdoms Disdained” on December 01st through UDR Music.

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Your Memorial Debuts New Song "Embers"

A stream of "Embers" from Your Memorial‘s approaching self-titled farewell EP is now available to stream. Facedown will have that EP out on November 10th.

Check out now "Embers" below.

Dates for the band’s farewell tour supporting the effort can be found below: More...

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Cattle Decapitation: European Tour Documentary

Cattle Decapitation has shared a new documentary filmed during the band's European touring this past summer. Guitarist Josh Elmore had the following to say of it:

"For several years now, fans have been asking the band to release a video chronicle with live performance footage and enhanced or ‘behind the scenes’ documentation. During a recent European run, our friend Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films traveled with the band and captured glimpses of what day-to-day life on the road is like for Cattle Decapitation and spoke with the members as they reflected on years of touring and what their future holds. The result is an entertaining, humorous and informative documentary that shows the band as a live entity and also what goes on during their down time on tour; play-throughs, interviews, concert chaos, Euro-tourism and more. We hope you enjoy it!”

The band is currently out on the road now on a North American tour with Revocation, Full Of Hell and more: More...

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All Pigs Must Die Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

A pre-release full album stream of All Pigs Must Die‘s new album “Hostage Animal” has been made available. The group features members of Converge, The Hope Conspiracy etc. and will release the effort next Friday, October 27th, via Southern Lord Records.

Check out now "Hostage Animal" in its entirety below.

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The Faceless To Release New Album On December 01

The Faceless' fourth studio album "In Becoming A Ghost" has now been set for an official December 01st release date through Sumerian Records. The cover art and track listing have been revealed for the album with a new song to be launched on October 31st.


The track listing for the release will run as follows: More...

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Megadeth's Mustaine Lends Voice To New Horror Film

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine lends his voice to a new horror film called "Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!", which basically appears like a "Saw" spin-off with some slight variations.




The film is set to open on October 27th with the following official outline provided: More...

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