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Last updated on October 24, 2014 at 11:01 AM ET
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In addition to the upcoming Attila show at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Friday, November 14th (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames), we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are now staging another ticket giveaway contest through the same venue: The Ghost Inside (supported by Every Time I Die and Architects) on Sunday, November 30th. If interested, submit your full name matching your ID to firstname.lastname@example.org with one of the headlining bands in the subject line.
This week, we’re proud to present music from Boston, Massachusetts all-purpose metal act Skull Hammer, a formidable “power trio” that incorporates all forms of classic metal from hard rock to power metal, from speed metal to thrash. The band released the EP “Fear The Truth” in 2008 and the full-length “Pay It In Blood” in 2010, and are currently preparing a second album.
Next, co-hosts Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) and Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) react to some unusual news from Ohio’s Skeletonwitch: frontman Chance Garnette has been forced to sit out the rest of the band’s current tour with Amon Amarth and Sabaton, leaving his bandmates to complete the run as an instrumental four-piece. And what are the real reasons behind The Faceless’s sudden loss of its entire rhythm section? Could the departure of key members be tied to the long-swirling rumors of a tyrant in the band’s midst? Speculation abounds.
Finally, we review the imminent studio release from Gothenburg’s At The Gates, “At War With Reality,” and offer some extensive thoughts not only on the music itself, but on the far-reaching legacy of the landmark 1995 album “Slaughter Of The Soul” and what it might mean for today’s audience when faced with new material from “returning metal gods.” Have fans placed At The Gates on too high a pedestal, and could that damage their listening experience?
Euphonia, the new atmospheric prog rock project created by To-Mera founder members Julie Kiss and Tom MacLean, are proud to present their new single, "Breathless," streaming from their Bandcamp.
This is a standalone single and, as such, not part of a forthcoming album or EP. Euphonia first released "Untamed" to the world on April 30th, making it the first post-Haken release from MacLean. The song also boasted MacLean's former Haken bandmate Diego Tejeida on keyboards. This song can be accessed at their Bandcamp as well. More...
Rated X - the hard rock supergroup featuring ex-Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner and King Kobra drummer Carmine Appice, ex-Ace Frehley/ex-Thor guitarist Karl Cochran and ex-Blue Murder bassist Tony Franklin - issued a lyric video for the new single "Stranger In Us All." The song appears on the self-titled debut album which drops via Frontiers Records on November 7th (EU) and November 11th (USA).
The track list for the album is:
1. Get Back My Crown
2. This is Who I Am
3. Fire and Ice
4. I Don't Cry no More
6. Devil in Disguise
7. You Are the Music
8. Peace of Mind
9. Maybe Tonight
10. On the Way to Paradise
11. Our Love is Not Over
12. Stranger in Us All
Check out "Stranger in Us All" here: More...
The incomparable Devin Townsend released another lyric video, this time for the opening track of the new album "Z²" entitled "Rejoice." The album is set for worldwide release via InsideOut Music (through Century Media Records) on October 27, 2014. Check out a review for the album at this location.
The full track list is:
Disc 1 - Sky Blue
3. Midnight Sun
4. A New Reign
5. Universal Flame
7. Sky Blue
8. Silent Militia
9. Rain City
11. Before We Die
12. The Ones Who Love More...
German progressive/power metal act Vanish posted a preview clip for the new album "Come to Wither," the sophomore full length album and first in eight years. The album drops today via Massacre Records. The album features a guest appearance by Primal Fear vocalist Ralf Scheepers on the album finale "The Grand Design."
The track listing for the album is:
1. Come to Wither
2. Great Collapse
3. Bless the Buried Child
5. This Is How We Die
6. Curtain Call
7. Silence (see music video here)
9. Hope Shall Rise
11. The Grand Design (Feat. Ralf Scheepers)
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Colorado progressive metal act Dimension released a music video for the new track "Pale Horse." The song is set to appear on the band's third studio album entitled "Revolution," which will be issued on November 18th via Nightmare Records. It marks the first release in seven years.
This Denver three piece will unleash the double album of thirteen songs that show "their usual weapons, heaviness and complexity mixed with bright and irreverent lyrics, this is gonna take you through a sci-fi journey of melodic passages and realistic statements about politics, war, religion, drugs and human condition of our society."
Check out "Pale Horse" here: More...
At once familiar but still offering a refreshingly new take on the style, In Search Of Sun creates a melodic hybrid of rock and metal that is seeing the band rising quickly through the ranks.
Having progressed far enough in sound in just a few years that the band ended up changing names entirely, In Search Of Sun's debut full-length album "The World Is Yours" dropped at the beginning of the month via Raging Demon Entertainment.
The hungry young group will embark on the "No Money No Bitches" tour across the U.K. starting on Halloween, and while preparations ensue we got in touch with vocalist Adam Leader to discuss the new album and the struggle of creating lyrics that are both personal but can still be related to by the audience. More...