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Last updated on October 9, 2015 at 1:41 PM ET

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

Nyx Goes "Beyond"

Nyx - the female-fronted extreme metal duo from Germany - is premiering the first song from upcoming album "Home" today. Expected to drop on October 30, 2015 via Agonia Records, "Home" will be the debut offering from the band. Listen to the song "Beyond" below.

"Home" was recorded and produced in Blackout Studio (Enthroned, Corpus Christii, Emptiness, Lvcifyre) with Enthroned's bassist Phorgath behind the console.

The band commented: "The album is all in all a conceptional work. The development of lyriclines, music and visual art was seen as a whole and could not have worked seperately. During the whole process from first note until the finishing touches, we kept our minds open for discovering new ways. Phorgat (Enthroned) and his great, dedicated team was the best choice for bringing our ideas alive (and as we don’t think about putting music in genres and we’re having an uncommon member-structure, we accept polarization in order not to limit ourselves).

"At the studio, we chose a song by song-approach instead of the more often used instrument by instrument-way. This was a very good workway, as we could, (with Phorgat (Enthroned) ) have our full focus on only one song at a time, watch it grow and figure out what it needs to transport the lyrical meaning perfectly."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Beyond
2. Chaos Pt. 20 - Black Isle
3. Chaos Pt. 38 - Metastases
4. Prelude
5. S.ave O.ur S.ouls
6. Deep
7. Going On
8. Home
9. Swallowed Screaming More...

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Sofy Major Posts "We See Fire" Video

As French racket brigade Sofy Major prepares to launch third LP, "Waste," at the end of October, brand new noise from the platter has been expulsed through a riotous new video for the ripping "We See Fire." Give it a watch below.

Solar Flare Records will release "Waste" on October 29, 2015. Sofy Major will return to the road heavily soon, leading off with a major European tour with labelmates Pigs. Upcoming dates are as follows:

10/15/2015 Power Lunches - Londres, FR
10/16/2015 Le Picolo - Paris, FR
10/17/2015 La Zone - Liège, FR
10/18/2015 Café Français - Vesoul, FR
10/21/2015 Sonic Ballroom - Cologne, DE
10/22/2015 La Péniche - Lille, FR
10/23/2015 Poppodium Baroe - Rotterdam, NL
10/24/2015 Magasin 4 - Bruxelles, BE
10/25/2015 L'Usine - Geneva, CH
10/26/2015 Exit Us - Prague, CZ
10/27/2015 Fluc - Vienna, AU
10/28/2015 Freakout Club - Bologna, IT
10/29/2015 Init - Rome, IT
10/30/2015 Raindogs House - Savona, IT
10/31/2015 Lo Fi - Milan, IT w/ Mutoid Man
11/03/2015 La Scène Michelet - Nantes, FR
11/04/2015 Black Sheep - Montpellier, FR
11/05/2015 Grrrd Zero - Lyon, FR
11/06/2015 La Giraffe Ronde - Marvejols, FR
11/07/2015 Gare Mondiale - Bergerac, FR
11/09/2015 La Coopérative de Mai - Clermont-Ferrand, FR
11/10/2015 Iboat - Bordeaux, FR
11/11/2015 Pavillons Sauvages - Toulouse, FR
11/12/2015 Grand Café - Poitiers, FR
11/13/2015 Le Kalif - Rouen, FR More...

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Déluge Posts Full Album Online

French black metal outfit Déluge recently released debut album "Aether" via LADLO Productions, and now all the tracks have hit digital airwaves. Pick up your copy at Bandcamp here or stream all the songs below. The "Aether" track listing is as follows:

1. Avalanche 04:50
2. Appât 05:18
3. Mélas-Kholé 03:54
4. Naufrage 05:14
5. Houle 06:53
6. Klarträumer 09:29
7. Vide 06:09
8. Hypoxie 07:14
9. Bruine 06:32 More...

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Cult Leader Streams Full New Album

Cult Leader "Lightless Walk" doesn't hit stores until October 16, 2015 but you can stream the entire album now starting today - listen in below. Cult Leader also has the following impending North American tour dates:

10/10: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
10/17: Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest w/ Sleep
10/19: Kansas City, MO @ El Torren
10/20: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs
10/21: Toronto, ON @ Parts and Labour
10/22: Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
10/23: Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
10/24: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/25: Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
10/26: Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
10/27: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
10/28: Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
10/29: Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/30: Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
10/31: Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/01: Jacksonville, FL @ Birdhouse
11/02: Atlanta, GA @ 529
11/03: Nashville, TN @ The End
11/04: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
11/05: New Orleans, LA @ Sisters in Christ More...

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Inverted Serenity Releases New Album

Two years in the making, Winnipeg, MB's Inverted Serenity is proud to unleash latest creation "Integral," featuring the group's brand of technical groovy death metal rooted in musical duality and lyricism.

The follow-up to 2013 debut "Manifestation of Eternity in a World of Time" is now available and can be ordered at Bandcamp here or streamed in full below. The "Integral" track listing is as follows:

1. Yugen (5:09)
2. Everscending (5:44)
3. Grasp of Impermanence (4:24)
4. Coeur (4:47)
5. Integral (5:14)
6. Under One Sky (4:39)
7. Breath of Life (7:16)
8. Volatile Thirst (3:10)
9. Wrought (Rot) (4:51)
10. Elemental Abyss (5:49) More...

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Steelwing Announces New Album's Track Listing

Today the Swedish metal outfit Steelwing releases the track listing for upcoming album "Reset, Reboot, Redeem."

The album will be available digitally as well as on CD and vinyl versions this coming November 20, with pre-orders up right here.

1. Carbon Waste Lifeforms
2. Reset, Reboot, Redeem
3. Ozymandias
4. Och världen gav vika
5. Architects of Destruction
6. Network
7. Like Shadows, like Ghosts
8. Hardwired
9. We Are All Left Here to Die More...

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Winterhorde Reveals New Album Details

Winterhorde today unveils the artwork for upcoming third album "Maestro," which was created by Eliran Kantor and can be seen below.

The band comments: "We are super exited about the final result, as it reflects exactly the mood of the album. Eliran did an excellent work, with the most professional approach to the matter."

Kantor commented: "Winterhorde crafted a haunting tale of dementia that is rich in dark atmosphere and theatrical sensibility, and the artwork was meant to capture its essence while portraying one of its pivotal scenes. Eastern-European theater/cinema poster-art was a big influence here, as it fits the story's setting and Winterhorde's creative twist on extreme metal aesthetics."

"Maestro" was recorded by Alex Feldman at Sound Studios, Tel Aviv and by V.Santura at Gustavo's in Ofer, Israel. The mixing duties will be handled by V. Santura in Woodshed Studio, Germany and mastering by Jens Bogren in Fascination Street Studios, Sweden. The "Maestro" track listing is as follows:

1. That Night in Prague
2. Antipath
3. Worms of Soul
4. They came with Eyes of Fire
5. Chronic Death
6. The Heart of Coryphee
7. A Dying Swan
8. Maestro
9. Through the broken Mirror
10. Cold
11. Dancing in Flames More...

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Circus Maximus Returns To ProgPower USA In 2016

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Norweigian progressive metal act act Circus Maximus will take the second slot in for Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 2, joining opener Gloryhammer. Lord and Stream of Passion and were previously announced as acts one and two for Wednesday, Day 1 (September 7, 2016).

The current lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Slot #3 - TBA
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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Rage Announces New EP, First Tour With New Lineup

Germany's Rage, reborn following the split with Victor Smolski and Andre Hilgers with the new lineup of Marcos Rodriguez (guitars) and Vassilios Maniatopoulous (drums) backing founder Peavy Wagner (bass/vocals), have announced a new EP "My Way" and the first live dates for the revised lineup. The 4-track EP will be issued via Nuclear Blast on January 22nd as a MCD and a 7"-vinyl exclusively. Pre-order "My Way" at this location.

Peavy stated: "This EP will shorten your waiting time until the release of our new album – the first one since 2012 – which will be in the shops next May…," reveals Peavy.

The EP contains four tracks, two re-recorded ones from the splendid album "Black In Mind" and a brand-new song in an English and Spanish. The track list is:

1. My Way (New Song)
2. Black In Mind (2015 Re-Recorded)
3. Sent By The Devil (2015 Re-Recorded)
4. Apuesto A Ganar (Spanish version of 'My Way') More...

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Overwind Signs With Power Prog Records

Russian progressive power metal act Overwind signed on with Power Prog Records for the release of the sophomore album "Level Complete." The album is set to drop on December 11th as an audio CD, download card, digital download and album stream.

Overwind was founded in Krasnodar in autumn 2013, where the four experienced musicians Anton Emelyanov (Guitar), Sergey Krasnozhen (Drums), Alexander Chumakov (Vocals) and Misha Gigava (Bass) began to compose and write material for the debut album "Illustrator." Offering exceptional reviews and ratings and through live performances, the guys quickly made a national name which stands for high-quality metal with a twist.

With the new LP "Level Complete," Overwind builds on where the debut ends and continues the outlandish chosen musical path with constancy, energy and a lot of self-reliance. Songwriting and compositions are favored by a powerful sound engineering, showcasing a true feast of modern hard metal sounds that will delight any metal fan. The album features guest appearances by Peter 'Peavy' Wagner (Rage, Refuge), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Victor Smolski (Almanac, ex-Rage, Mind Odyssey) and Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie, Alex Argento).

The track list for "Level Complete" is:

1. Overture
2. Insider
3. Stop The Time (Feat. Tim 'Reaper' Owens & Victor Smolski)
4. The War Between Us
5. Level Complete
6. Million Miles Away (Feat. Peter 'Peavy' Wagner)
7. Victoria
8. Aqualand (Feat. Marco Sfogli)
9. Comfort Me
10. Affliction
11. Never Say Goodbye More...

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Speaking The King's Streaming New Track "Choke"

California quartet Speaking The King's is streaming the new track "Choke." The song is featured on the full-length debut entitled "Carousel," which is out on October 16th via Nuclear Blast.

Check it out here:.

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Destiny Announces New Guitarist, New Album Artwork

Swedish metal act Destiny announced the addition of German born guitarist, and former Dawn of Destiny member, Veith Offenbächer into the band.

In 2006, Offenbächer joined Dawn of Destiny, with whom he released five albums and guested on the sixth. Earlier this year, after a final tour, Veith left Dawn of Destiny and moved to Sweden with his family.

Veith was a longtime fan of Destiny (since the early '90's). He met Destiny bassist Stefan Björnshög, which in turn led to a guest appearance on the upcoming new release ”Climate Change." It was only natural, that after his relocation he would eventually end up in Destiny, who already had plans to add an second guitarist to compliment Michael Åberg. Veith will make his live debut with Destiny in the first half of 2016. ? More...

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Malfunction Premieres New Song "Drift"

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, hardcore/metal act Malfunction premieres its brand new song "Drift", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Fear of Failure", out in stores on November 20 via Bridge Nine Records.

Check out now "Drift" below.

The band will also be hitting the road with Terror, Code Orange. Check out the dates below: More...

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Born Of Osiris Premieres New Song "Free Fall"

Born Of Osiris premieres another new song titled "Free Fall", taken from the forthcoming album "Soul Sphere", which has officially been set for an October 23rd release via Sumerian Records.

Check out now "Free Fall" below.

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Saviours Premieres New Track "Hell’s Floor"

Saviours premieres another new track titled "Hell’s Floor", taken from the upcoming album "Palace Of Vision", which will be out in stores on October 30th via Listenable Records.

Check it out now below.

Catch Saviours performing live on the upcoming tour dates below: More...

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