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Last updated on September 22, 2014 at 11:42 AM ET
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Today marks the debut of At The Gates' first new material in 19 years: the title track from "At War With Reality," due out worldwide on October 27th via Century Media Records. Listen in below.
Jonas Björler (bass) comments: "We have finally reached the moment for the unveiling of a first full brand new At The Gates song! We have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this record for the past year, and we are very happy to now present you the title track of 'At War With Reality'. Let the journey begin..."
The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal More...
As of this day, the boys of the truly progressive act Leprous have finished their North American tour and will be moving on to Euroblast and a string of dates in the UK. Their set at ProgPower USA XV on September 12th was to be the first of the North American dates, the last of the tour dates to support their last album, “Coal.” Sitting down with the guys of Leprous after that show (vocalist Einar Solberg, guitarists Oystein Landsverk and Tor Suhrke), Metal Underground.com writer Frank Serafine was to find out that the band had already nearly completed the next album and is preparing to go into the studio to record it. Among talk about Solberg playing festivals with Emperor and other things, it was also discovered that the band’s previous songs are sometimes the stuff of dreams, written down shortly upon waking. More...
British melodic rock/AOR act Ten, which is set to release the new studio album "Albion" on November 21st, announced the addition of two new members: guitarists Dann Rosingana and Steve Grocott.
For years, Gary Hughes has toyed with the idea of bringing even more power and width into the Ten live sound. The addition of two new highly skilled individuals sets the aim to bringing the twin lead guitar back into play, while not detracting from the solid and powerful backdrop which is trademark of Ten.
Hughes commented: "The arrival of Dann and Steve will enable the band to play more of the layers in Ten's studio sound live on stage."
Rosingana is a very gifted guitar player with a very bluesy edge. Combining speed and melody perfectly in his solo work. He was born Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria, and has been playing guitar since the age of 10. Dann also plays keyboards and sings. His previous Bands include: Shellshocked, A2Z, Hysteria and Yorkshire based club band, Jagged Edge.
Grocott is an incredibly versitile guitar player. Combining stunning technical ability with harmony and melody. Creating light and shade in breathtaking abundance with his solo work. Steve hails from Staffordshire and has been playing guitar since the age of 12. His previous bands include AOR band Sevendayz.
"Albion" is the first of the two new albums to feature lead guitar work by Dann and Steve.
Ten veteran and formidable guitarist John Halliwell, once again provides the power backdrop and both new additions will share lead duties together to bring a new dimension to the solo aspect of Ten live sound. More...
Swedish metal act Rocka Rollas announced that the upcoming third studio release will be entitled "The Road to Destruction." The album is set to drop in Europe on September 30th via Stormspell Records. Two new tracks "The War of Steel Has Begun" and the cover of Magnum's "Kingdom of Madness" can be heard streaming below.
The track list for "The Road to Destruction" is:
1. The Gathering (Intro)
2. Curse of Blood (check out demo version streaming here)
3. The Road to Destruction
6. A Wave of Firestorms
7. With Fire and Sword
8. The War of Steel Has Begun
9. Guardians of the Oath
10. Kingdom of Madness (Magnum cover) More...
German symphonic metal act Voices of Destiny announced that the upcoming third full length studio effort will be entitled "Crisis Cult." The album will be issued on October 24, 2014 via Massacre Records. The album is the first to feature drummer Klaus Ackermann, who joined in 2012 following the release of the last LP "Power Dive," and new vocalist Ada Flechtner (ex-Coronatus), who joined the band in 2013.
The track listing for "Crisis Cult" is:
3. The Easy Prey
4. To the Slaughter
5. 21 Heroes
6. At the Edge
8. Under Control
9. The Great Hunt
10. Your Creation More...
Finnish melodic death metal act Mors Principium Est, now featuring Agressor guitarist Kevin Verlay who joined this year, released part one in a studio diary series chronicling the band's upcoming new fifth studio release "Dawn of the 5th Era." The album is set to drop on December 5th via AFM Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Enter the Asylum
2. God Has Fallen
3. Leader of the Titans
4. We Are the Sleep
5. Innocence Lost
6. I Am War
7. Monster in Me
9. Wrath of Indra
10. The Journey
11. The Forsaken More...
Swedish melodic death metal act Gormathon released another teaser clip for the music video for new track "Remember," the third music video for the new album "Follow the Beast." The sophomore full length release is due out via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:
September 24th: NOR/SWE
September 26th: G/A/S, FIN & BENELUX
September 29th: UK & EUROPE
October 7th: US/CAN
The music video is expected soon. An interactive preview, featuring clips from the entire release can be found over at this location.
The track list for "Follow the Beast" is:
2. Land Of The Lost (Msee music video here)
4. Break The Chains
5. Celestial Warrior
6. In Benevolence
7. World Of Sin
9. Absence Of Trust (see music video here)
10. Warlords Of Doom
11. Into Oblivion
12. Silent Walk
Check out the teaser here: More...
Spanish metal act Vita Imana released a new music video for the track "Seis Almas." The song appears on the latest album from Sobry Music, entitled "Oceanidae," which is available now.
The video was directed by Daniel Claudin for MMFilms. Check it out here: