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Last updated on January 18, 2019 at 10:08 AM ET

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

Overkill Posts New Lyric Video Online

Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill will unleash their 19th studio record, "The Wings Of War," on February 22, 2019, via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has released the second single entitled, 'Head Of A Pin'. Watch the lyric video below.

Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth comments, "'Head of a Pin' took a long time to come together, it is probably the tune that went through the most changes and the last one I finished. Looking back on its development, the time invested was all well worth it. The tonality of the guitar shines on it and the song goes 'other places', traditional with a touch of the down-low-dirty riff, and a sing-along chorus...personally, one of my favorites off 'The Wings of War.'" More...

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Thine Vocalist Passes Away

Alan Gaunt, the lead singer of British progressive metal band Thine, has passed away at the age of 40 after suffering from a heart attack, it has been revealed. Alan also worked as a video editor and producer, collaborating with a number of other bands including My Dying Bride, who posted the following message on their Facebook page:

"In the early hours of Tuesday morning we were informed Alan had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Due to personal reasons we were asked not to post any tributes but we can now. Results today rule that this was due to a heart attack. He was 40yrs old. He was a good friend of the band and helped on more than one video project they did. He will be sadly missed.

"Bye for now Alan."

Thine released three albums, beginning with 1998's, "A Town Like This," followed by the 2002 release, "In Therapy" and most recently, 2014's, "The Dead City Blueprint." More...

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Swallow The Sun Posts New Music Video Online

Finnish extreme metal outfit Swallow The Sun has posted a new music video online for the song, "Firelights." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's new album, "When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light," which is scheduled to be released on January 25th through Century Media Records.

"From the ultimate depths of Lumina Aurea we rose upon the water. Now it is time to light the first torches in the night. Death might be stronger than life, but Love is always stronger than death. This is Firelight!" - Swallow The Sun

The video was again directed and produced by Aapo Lahtela and Vesa Ranta. More...

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Destroyer 666 Announces European Tour

Destroyer 666 have announced new European tour dates together with label mates Nocturnal Graves in the Autumn of 2019. The metal wolf-pack will be playing in support of their latest EP "Call of the Wild." A full list of confirmed shows can be found below. Also joining them on the trek will be Dead Congregation and Inconcessus Lux Lucis.

24 Oct Vienna (AT) Viper Room
25 Oct Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
26 Oct Arci Mu Parma (IT) Circolo
27 Oct Villeurbanne (FR) CCO
28 Oct Paris (FR) Petit Bain
29 Oct London (UK) The Underworld
30 Oct Leiden (NL) Gebr de Nobel
01 Nov Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex
02 Nov Zwickau (DE) Club Seilerstraße
03 Nov Krakow (PL) Kwadrat
04 Nov Prague (CZ) Futurum
05 Nov Munich (DE) Backstage
06 Nov Oberhausen (DE) Helvete
08 Nov Rostock (DE) Zwischenbau
09 Nov Poznan (PL) U Bazyla
10 Nov Warsaw (PL)

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Cellar Darling Reveals New Album Release Date

After surprising their fans with 'Insomnia', the proggy and mad first single from their upcoming album, the Swiss progressive folk rockers Cellar Darling have dropped a brand new song and have finally announced long-awaited details about their new release. Their second studio album will be a concept album entitled 'The Spell' and it is set to release on March 22nd. Pre-orders are available now and you can get the album as 2 CD-digibook (featuring 13 songs + an audiobook of Anna Murphy telling the story behind the concept), black vinyl or digitally via this link:

Along with this big news, Cellar Darling unveiled the title track of the album, which is scheduled for release on the 22nd of March 2019.

"As some of you have discovered already, over the past 13 days we have revealed the tracklist of our new album, along with amazing artwork created by Costin Chioreanu, who is also behind all of the beautiful animated videos for the new songs.

"The 13 tracks of 'The Spell' invite you to witness the journey of a girl who falls in love with Death. In the song released today, a spell has been cast on our protagonist — for now, her love shall go unfulfilled…"
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Wheel Posts New Music Video Online

Progressive metallers Wheel have shared the video for their new single, ‘Where The Pieces Lie’, the second track to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Moving Backwards, out February 22nd via Odyssey Music Network.

With beautifully shot black and white footage accentuating the jarring and pensive atmosphere of the track, the video sees the band perform amid violent outbursts of emotion. Throughout, intense verses build into explosive choruses, forming a fierce and unnerving work laden with suspense. More...

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Saxon Announces 40th Anniversary Shows

1979 was a monumentous year for British Hard Rock with the birth of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and the subsequent rise of future giants of the genre. After 40 years and 22 studio album releases SAXON remain as one of those giants of British Heavy Metal and to prove the fact the band are back in 2019 to play 3 iconic shows in iconic venues.

For the first time since the 1980’s Saxon return to headlining London’s legendary Hammersmith “Odeon” and Manchester Apollo, together with their largest Scottish show to date at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena in October 2019, with a mega show featuring staples of Saxon shows past, the castle set in its enormity together with the classic Eagle Lighting rig!

In addition to the announcement of these shows, the band will release another chapter in the classic “The Eagle Has Landed Live” series of albums with The Eagle Has Landed 4 out on general release on August 2nd 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Renamed “The Eagle Has Landed 40” to commemorate the anniversary, the album will be a double CD set (available on other formats including a special box set) containing 40 songs spanning the bands career. More...

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Carnal Forge Posts New Video Online

Swedish metal veterans Carnal Forge has posted a new music video online for the song, "Bound In Flames." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "Gun To Mouth Salvation," which is scheduled to be released on January 25th through ViciSolum Productions and will be their first new album of original material since 2007's, "Testify For My Victims."

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Moon Tooth Premiere New Song "Trust"

Moon Tooth premiere a new song entitled "Trust", taken from their upcoming new album "Crux", which will be out in stores March 29 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Trust" below.

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Morild Premiere New Song "En sort sky af minder"

Morild premiere a new song titled "En sort sky af minder", taken from their upcoming new album "Så kom mørket og tog mig på ordet En sort sky af minder I afgørende stunder Frosset fast i mit indre Jeg håber det forsvinder med lyset At dø eller blive fri" [yes the longest album title of 2019 so far], which will be out in stores through Indisciplinarian February 1.

Check out now "En sort sky af minder" below.

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Kaleikr Premiere New Song "Neurodelirium"

Kaleikr premiere a new song entitled "Neurodelirium", taken from their upcoming new album "Heart of Lead", which will be released on February 15th by Debemur Morti Productions. The effort was mixed and mastered by Stephen Lockhart at Studio Emissary. The cover art was created by Metastazis.

Check out now "Neurodelirium" below.

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Evilosity Premiere New Lyric Video For "Evilution"

Canadian death metal band Evilosity premiere a new lyric video for "Evilution", taken from their upcoming new EP "Sterile Existence", which will be out in stores later this year.

Check out now "Evilution" below.

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King 810 Premiere New Song “A Million Dollars”

King 810 premiere a stream of their new track “A Million Dollars“ taken from their impending new album “Suicide King“, out January 25th.

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Beartooth Premiere New Music Video

Beartooth premiere a new music video helmed by Wyatt Clough for their track “You Never Know“. That song can be found on the band’s latest effort, “Disease“.

Comments vocalist Caleb Shomo: More...

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Gojira Share New Pro-Shot Live Video

Gojira premiere a pro-shot live video of their appearance at last 2018’s ‘Pol’and Rock Festival‘. That performance took place in early August of last year in Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland.

In other news Gojira have been reportedly working on a new record in recent months and also have this mini-tour lined up with Deafheaven: More...

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Entheos Headlining Dates w/ Wolf King Announced

Entheos announce a few headlining shows around their forthcoming tour with Rivers Of Nihil, Conjurer etc.. Below's where you can catch them live with Wolf King:

02/23 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
02/24 El Paso, TX – TX Rockhouse Bar
02/26 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
02/27 Louisville, KY – Tiger Room
04/07 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC Stage at Herr
04/08 Toledo, OH- Frankie’s Inner City
04/09 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
04/10 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
04/11 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street

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Demon Hunter Premiere Another Two New Tracks

Demon Hunter share a second taste of their upcoming new full-length releases “War” & “Peace” via the below streaming new songs “The Negative” and “Recuse Myself“. Both albums will be released on March 01st through Solid State Records.

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