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Last updated on May 29, 2015 at 1:08 PM ET

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

Armored Saint Streaming Full Album

Los Angeles, California's Armored Saint is set to release a seventh studio album on May 29th / June 1st. The album, "Win Hands Down," is now also available for streaming in full via the SoundCloud player below.

Vocalist John Bush will also be a guest on the Full Metal Jackie radio show this weekend - find a station airing/streaming the show over here. See the band live with Saxon on these dates:

05/29 San Jose, CA Rockbar
05/30 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
06/19 Clisson, FR Hellfest
07/11 Las Vegas, NV Counts' Vamp'd Rock Bar and Grill
07/30 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
08/02 Munich, DE Free & Easy Festival
08/03 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg w/ Queensryche
08/04 Eindhoven, NL Effenaar w/ Queensryche
08/06 London, GB Electric Ballroom w/ Queensryche
08/07 Derby, GB Bloodstock Festival
08/08 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival
12/04 Hamburg, DE Waterkant X-Mas Bash
12/05 Oberhausen, DE Ruhrpott Metal Meeting More...

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Cryptic Brood Signs With Xtreem Music

German lovers of rancid and rotten death metal Cryptic Brood have signed with Xtreem Music for the release of their upcoming EP "Wormhole" and more albums to come. The label comments:

"Formed back in early 2013, Cryptic Brood released their first demo tape 'Morbid Rite' in October of the same year, being followed by a split CD/LP with countrymates Graveyard Ghoul released on Final Gate Records in Fall 2014.

"Now in 2015 the band has recorded three new tracks plus an original 'Autopsyzed' cover of Suffocation's 'Infecting the Crypts' and are working on the final touches for their upcoming EP that will be entitled 'Wormhole.'

"Cryptic Brood's sound can be defined as a truly heavy and ugly death / doom influenced by bands like Autopsy, Winter, Derketa, Undergang, early Asphyx, Hellhammer..." More...

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Zodiac Releases Live Album

German psychedelic rock n’ roll outfit Zodiac just released “Road Tapes Vol. 1,” a digital live album recorded during the band's fall European headlining tour. The album was tracked by engineer Florian Steppke and mixed and mastered by long-time collaborator Martin Meinschaffer (Long Distance Calling). A live video for the song “Holding On” can be seen below.

Featuring tracks taken from the band’s three acclaimed studio albums – “Sonic Child” (2014), “A Hiding Place” (2013) and “A Bit of Devil” (2012) – “Road Tapes Vol. 1" aptly showcases Zodiac‘s unique blues-driven, classic rock-inspired sound. The track listing is:

1. Swinging On The Run
2. Free
3. Holding On (video)
4. Cortez The Killer (Neil Young cover)
5. A Bit Of Devil
6. Rock Bottom Blues
7. Diamond Shoes
8. A Penny And A Dead Horse
9. Moonshine
10. Coming Home More...

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces Collaboration

Dragged Into Sunlight has just wrapped up a collaborative release with Gnaw Their Tongues, which will see release later this year via Prosthetic Records. The group circulated the poster below at Maryland Deathfest to announce the collaboration.

Dragged Into Sunlight revealed a short and sweet statement on the effort: “Expect a vortex of audio madness inspired by the likes of Godflesh, Merzbow, Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Mugwart and Esoteric, and of course our good friends Gnaw Their Tongues. More soon.”

This will feature the first new material from the group since 2012 release “Widowmaker.” The band will next perform for Austrian fans this June headlining the Speckjaga Summer Solstice Fest on June 20th. More...

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Set And Setting Releases New Video

Set And Setting released an album via Prosthetic Records last Fall, featuring eight sprawling tracks of post-metal/post-rock atmospherics recorded with Ryan Haft (Torche).

Today, Set And Setting is thrilled to unveil the new music video for the album’s vigorous track "Coping," directed by Todd White (Toxic Holocaust) at UP Productions. Check it out below.

Set And Setting has also announced plans for a headlining jaunt across the East Coast this August featuring direct support from labelmates North before appearing at Gainesville’s Fest 14 this October.

8/22 St. Petersburg, FL – The Nine 10 #
8/23 Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
8/24 Raleigh, NC – Slim’s Downtown #
8/25 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5 #
8/26 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony #
8/27 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s #
8/28 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus #
10/30-11/1 Gainesville, FL – Fest 14
# with North More...

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Locrian Reveals "Infinite Dissolution" Details

The latest full-length studio installation from experimental outfit Locrian has been completed, as the longstanding trio prepares to release "Infinite Dissolution" through Relapse Records in late July.

In addition to the expansive album's release date, track listing, cover artwork and preorder links, a trailer containing samples of several of the record's movements has also been issued to the public.

"Infinite Dissolution" was recorded at Steve Albini-owned/operated Electric Audio, produced by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. The album is a multi-part concept album dealing with the struggle of human extinction. A seamless and harrowing blend of dark ambience, drone, black metal, post-rock, and experimental electronics, "Infinite Dissolution" is the manifestation of modern, forward-thinking experimental music. More...

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Chastain Signs Vinyl Deal

U.S. outfit Chastain - built around shred guitarist David T. Chastain and exceptional singer Leather Leone - has signed a vinyl deal with Pure Steel Records.

The last Chastain album "Surrender To No One" will be released in 2015 as a limited vinyl edition. More news will follow shortly. The band consists of:

Leather Leone (Sledge Leather, ex-Leather, ex-Malibu Barbi, ex-Rude Girl) - vocals
David T. Chastain (Zanister, ex-CJSS, ex-Spike) - guitars
Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind, Trivial Act, ex-Kinrick, ex-Jorn, ex-Firewind) - drums
Mike Skimmerhorn (ex-CJSS, ex-Spike) - bass More...

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Author & Punisher Streaming "Callous And Hoof"

Author & Punisher, aka Tristan Shone, the musically-inclined mechanical engineer who has created an intricate set of machines to replicate his unique version of doom, is streaming a new song online.

“Callous and Hoof” comes from the outfit’s Housecore Records’ debut, "Melk En Honing," due out June 30th. Listen in below.

“'Callous and Hoof' is a track that encapsulates the aura of the album for me; the push/pull between urban dystopian fantasy, real fear, and sentiment towards a physical/medieval lifestyle,” explained Shone of the nearly seven minute song. “We are not using our hands and muscles anymore and this track seeks to counter that notion with intensity, speed and unharnessed tumult. Performing this track live really sucks the life out of me, I hope it does the same for some others as well.” More...

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Hate Eternal Releasing New Album

Hate Eternal has announced the title and release date for a new album today. The full-length, titled "Infernus," will see a North American release on August 21st this year.

Information regarding the album artwork, track list, and pre-orders will be made available soon via the official Season of Mist and Hate Eternal channels.

Hate Eternal is also kicking off live dates as part of this year's Metal Alliance tour with Deicide, Entombed A.D., and more. Dates are as follows: More...

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Headline News

Lifeforms Calls It Quits, Forms New Band

Lifeforms has checked in with the following announcement about officially calling it quits and forming a different band:

"We would like to clarify our position with regards to Lifeforms and Ghost/Aeon. Lifeforms is officially defunct and no longer operating as a band since the subsequent departures of Arik Okray and Trevor Richardson on April 21st 2015.

"This page is therefore being converted into the official facebook page of Ghost/Aeon. Ghost/Aeon is a project that was formed over 2 years ago and includes Howie Favichia amongst its members.

"We have been in pre production for over a year on our new album ‘Metanoia’. It is true that Ghost/Aeon has former Lifeforms members amongst its ranks however we want to make it clear beyond all possible recognition that Ghost/Aeon is a completely separate entity to Lifeforms.

"We apologize for any misleading information we have conveyed previously on Facebook with regard to our status. We hope you like the direction we are taking with Ghost/Aeon and we are extremely excited about the future of this band." More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Releases "Prometheus" Clip

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody released the second single from upcoming cinematic masterpiece "Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus." The lyric video for the title track "Prometheus" can be seen below. The album is set to drop on June 19th (EU), June 22nd (UK), June 30th (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for "Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus" is:

1. Nova Genesis (Ad Splendorem Angeli Triumphantis)
2. Il Cigno Nero
3. Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross) (see lyric video here)
4. Anahata
5. Il Tempo Degli Dei
6. One Ring To Rule Them All
7. Notturno
8. Prometheus
9. King Solomon And The 72 Names Of God
10. Yggdrasil
11. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer’s Fall Part II: Codex Nemesis

Check out "Prometheus" here: More...

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Serious Black Gets "Older & Wiser"

Serious Black - featuring Trail of Murder/Project Arcadia vocalist Urban Breed, ex-Blind Guardian drummer Thomen Stauch and Firewind's Bob Katsionis - released a new music video for the track "Older & Wiser." The song appears on the band's debut release "As Daylight Breaks," which dropped earlier this year via AFM Records.

The video was filmed by Oliver Barth at the Brose Arena in Bamberg. It was edited by Bob Katsionis. Check it out here:

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Virgin Steele Releases "Lucifer's Hammer" Clip

New York's Virgin Steele issued a lyric video for the new track "Lucifer's Hammer." The song is the opening track of the new release "Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation," which drops on June 22nd in Europe and June 23rd in the USA via SPV/Steamhammer.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lucifer's Hammer
2. Queen of the Dead
3. To Darkness Eternal
4. Black Sun-Black Mass
5. Persephone
6. Devilhead
7. Demolition Queen
8. The Plague and the Fire
9. We Disappear
10. A Damned Apparition
11. Glamour
12. Delirium
13. Hymns to Damnation
14. Fallen Angels

Check out "Lucifer's Hammer" here: More...

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Necrophagist Drummer Releases Drum DVD

French drummer Romain Goulon (Necrophagist) has released his first ever drum DVD titled "Metal Chops Matrix" and is streaming a trailer for it below.

Explains Goulon: "Metal Chops Matrix is made for drummers who want to play modern metal with a beneficial consideration of the drumming legacy from jazz fusion to extreme metal." More...

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Barghest Premieres New Track

The black metal warriors from Barghest are streaming a brand new track titled "Application of Malthusian Principle" below. The cover artwork was created by Mark Riddick.

Starting on July 23rd, Barghest is going to hit the road. Check out all dates in the tour poster presented here: More...

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Hundredth Posts New Video And Song

Hundredth premieres a new song titled "Inside Out" taken from the band's upcoming new album "Free" which is set to drop on June 16th via Hopeless Records.

Check out now "Inside Outl" below.

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Orchid Pushes Back EP Release

San Francisco-based classic doom metal band Orchid has a brand new EP titled "Sign Of The Witch" coming down the pipe. Originally scheduled for a late May 2015 release, the EP will now be released July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Sign Of The Witch" will contain 4 brand new tracks.

The band will arrive in Europe next week to play big festivals like Rockavaria and Rock im Revier on the Centerstage.

Guitarist Mark Thomas Baker comments: "It's been a few years since we've recorded and we've all gotten so much better at playing and working together. We're excited to let people hear what we're up to these days."

"Sign Of The Witch" marks the band's first release since 2013's "The Mouths Of Madness," which hit the German charts on position #18 in its first week of sale. More...

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Fit For A King Premieres New Music Video

Fit For A King premieres a new music video for the song "Hooked" taken from the album "Slave To Nothing". The group will be out this summer on the "Vans Warped Tour".

Check out now "Hooked" below.

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Almanac Signs With Nuclear Blast

A few weeks ago, Victor Smolski presented his new band Almanac. Now he’s very pleased to announce the band's signing with Nuclear Blast Records. Mastermind Smolski comments on the signing:

"After ten years of cooperation with Nuclear Blast, a friendship evolved. Nuclear Blast trusted in me a lot for my work as composer and producer of the Nuclear Blast Allstars Into The Night, Rage, and LMO records. Because of that, I will continue with my new band Almanac together with the established team of Nuclear Blast. I hope that our previous successes will continue with Almanac. I want to thank all fans for supporting me over the years.”

The recording sessions for the upcoming debut album are set for this year, with Victor commenting: “Everyone who liked my LMO songs and the Rage songs I wrote in my 15 year membership, like 'Soundchaser,' 'Down,' 'Suite Lingua Mortis,' 'Forever Dead,' 'Straight To Hell,' 'Empty Hollow' and many more, can look forward for the new Almanac songs. I’m totally motivated to present you our new album with such an amazing line up in 2016!“

The band's lineup consists of:

Victor Smolski - guitar, keys
Andy B. Franck - vocals
David Readman - vocals
Jeannette Marchewka - vocals
Dana Harnge - soprano
Michael Kolar - drums
Armin Alic - bass
Feat. Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia & Enric Garcia - keyboards More...

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Acid Western Goes On A "Rampage"

French power trio Acid Western describes itself as a furious son of desert rock, spreading a dusty but sexy sound with a drop of mezcal for a saloon dance breaking the rules between stoner rock and grunge music.

After a debut EP four years ago ("Off Flesh and Bones" in 2011), Acid Western just unveiled a brand new EP called "Rampage," recorded last autumn and available right now on the main digital platforms. You can also stream all the tracks below. More...

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Fear Factory Reveals "Genexus" Details

Fear Factory will release 9th studio album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut "Genexus" on August 7th worldwide.

"Genexus" was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, and co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber. The album was mixed by British producer and engineer Andy Sneap. Drums on "Genexus" were performed by Mike Heller (Malignancy).

“The word genexus is a hybrid of two words; genesis and nexus,” explains vocalist Burton C. Bell. “This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a ‘mechanical’ state of being. Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. Genexus is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human, and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye.

He goes on to say, “This album is a record of thought patterns, psychology and struggles of the Genexus generation. The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy from the industry that created it. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Autonomous Combat System
2. Anodized
3. Dielectric
4. Soul Hacker
5. Protomech
6. Genexus
7. Church Of Execution
8. Regenerate
9. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
Digipak Bonus Tracks
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality More...

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Gorgoroth Premieres New Track

Gorgoroth is streaming a new track titled "Ad Omnipotens Aeterne Diabolus," taken from the upcoming new album "Instinctus Bestialis," which is set to drop on June 8th, 2015 via Soulseller Records.

Check it out now below.

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Absolution Is Tempted By Flesh

Absolution is a Birmingham-based death metal band formed by former Benediction / Cerebral Fix bass player Paul Adams during the winter of 1991.

Now many years later the band is finally out with a new release titled "Temptations of the Flesh." You can grab the digital EP at Bandcamp here or stream it below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Doctor Death 05:21
2. 10 Rillington Place 03:08
3. Cannibal Clan 04:10 More...

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Degreed Announces New Album

Swedish hard rock band Degreed will release third album, “Dead But Not Forgotten,” on June 19th via Sun Hill Production. Bassist / vocalist Robin Ericsson comments:

“We’ve been writing songs for this album on and off since the release of 'We Don’t Belong' in 2013. I think we had 16-17 songs that we chose from, and recorded 14. The funny thing is that we ended up putting all 14 songs on the album because they’re all so freakin’ good!

"This album is different from the previous two because we produced it ourselves this time, and Mats engineered, mixed and mastered it. Someone once said that we don’t sound like any other band. He described our sound as the 'degreed sound,' and if there’s such a sound, this is it! This is degreed all the way…”

1. The Scam
2. Face The Fact
3. Madness
4. Shame On Me
5. Better Safe Than Sorry
6. Love Me Love Me Not
7. Drama
8. Kill Your Darlings
9. Touch Of Paradise
10. Forgive You
11. Start Again
12. Firefly
13. The Final Ride
14. Turn Around Don’t Back Down More...

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Eriador Streams "The Dorsal Effect"

Chilean band Eriador has a three-track single out now titled "The Dorsal Effect," which is an advance teaser of the upcoming LP "Meditations" due out at the end of the Summer. Listen in below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Return 03:35
2. Dorsal Effect 08:30
3. Archetypes Descending 03:45 More...

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In.verno Chooses Insanity

Spain's In.verno, which took part in our Peter Steele tribute album from back in 2011, has made new album "The Reasonable Choice Of Insanity" available online for streaming. Give it a listen at Spotify here. The full track listing is:

1. We Are a Lie (All That Is False, Pt. 1)
2. Dark Light (All That Is False, Pt. 2)
3. Red Dusk over a Fire and Tears Sea (The Rage Breed, Pt. 1)
4. Blue Dawn of Overwhelming Helplessness (The Rage Breed, Pt. 2)
5. Opportunity (Human's Inside Pt. 4)
6. Threat (Human's Inside, Pt. 5)
7. Reborn in the Fog (In Grave Alive, Pt. 1)
8. Clarity (In Grave Alive, Pt. 2)
9. Last Rites (In Memoriam, Pt. 1)
10. Requiem (In Memoriam, Pt. 2) More...

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Persona Posts "Blinded" Video

Tunisia's Persona has a new music video online for the track "Blinded," which comes off upcoming debut album "Elusive Reflections."

"Blinded" tells the story of being entrapped in an abusive relationship without realizing it. Check it out below. You can also grab the digital single over at Bandcamp here.

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Divine Chaos Announces Tour With Venom Inc.

Divine Chaos is set to embark on a full European tour with Venom Inc. (wondering why there's an "Inc." after the name? - Read this.) during September and October 2015.

Divine Chaos axeman Chris O' Toole had the following statement for fans across Europe: "We look forward to bringing our brand of metal to some new corners of the globe as well as catching up with old friends."

The band will be playing tracks from debut album "A New Dawn In The Age Of War" during this upcoming tour. Catch the show on these dates: More...

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Divine Infamy Recruits New Guitarist

New York outfit Divine Infamy, which parted ways with vocalist Ravana back in December of 2014, has issued the following announcement about bringing on a new guitarist:

"We would like to announce that we have a new member in the Divine Infamy family. Welcome John Moustakas on the 2nd guitar. John was in Eden AD and has drive, experience, and some awesome ideas that we plan to bring into our existing material as well as our new material."

Divine Infamy currently consists of:

TBA - Vocals
Lord Draconova - Guitar
John Moustakas - Guitar
Hecate Hex - Keyboards
Frater Antares - Bass
Chopper - Drums

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Nobuna Posts "The Rise" Clip

Bangkok, Thailand metalcore band Nobuna has an official video clip out now for "The Rise," which is available below. The track was produced, mixed & mastered by Tunwa Ketsuwan at FinedayHigh Studio. To hear more from Nobuna, head over to the group's Facebook profile here.

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A Fati Releases New Video

Korean all-female rock/metal band A Fati has a new music video out now for the single "Another Chance" - check it out below.

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Watertank Posts "Surrender" Video

A brand new video is online from French post-hardcore riffsmiths Watertank as the quartet prepares for the release of sophomore LP, "Destination Unknown," on June 29th through their alliance with Solar Flare Records.

Check out the "Surrender" clip below, and you can also hear previously posted song "DVCR" over here. French fans should be sure to catch Watertank live with Torche:

6/01/2015 Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, FR w/ Torche More...

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Fin'amor Announces "Forbidding Mourning"

Fin'amor was founded in the fall of 2008 by guitarist Julian Chuzhik, vocalist Benjamin Meyerson, and keyboardist/bassist Nodar Khutortsov as an ambitious effort to manifest a sound inspired by the sorrow and down-tempo of doom, the atmosphere and orchestration of goth, the versatility of progressive music, and the strength and resolution of death metal.

The band is set to venture from the New York scene in the summer of 2015, beginning with the release of a debut full-length album. The album "Forbidding Mourning" explores themes of hope despite a despairing existence, the paradoxical nature of love, and the desolation of apathy.

"Forbidding Mourning" will be released on July 7th, 2015 with pre-orders now available over here. Check out the song "I Am Winter" below. The full track listing is:

1. Bleed The Oceans
2. Oasis
3. I Am Winter
4. Memories of Flesh
5. Natura
6. Porcelain Swan
7. Valediction More...

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Ad Hominem Releasing "Antitheist"

French project Ad Hominem came into being back in 1998 through the efforts of Kaiswer W. who intended to defy current black metal standards.

Now Ad Hominem will release "Antitheist" - the band's fifth full-length album - via Osmose Productions on June 26th. The track listing is as follows:

01. No Hope (intro)
02. Go Ebola!
03. Antitheist
04. Death & Cunt
05. Compulsive Extermination
06. The One and Only
07. Impaled Muhammad
08. Glory Hole Jesus
09. I Am The Heretic
10. Anus Of Yahweh
11. Before You Turn Blue
12. The Anger Syndrome
13. Tomb Of Holiness (outro) More...

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Regarde Les Hommes Tomber Goes Into "Exile"

The upcoming Regarde les Hommes Tomber album is now revealed to be titled "Exile," and it's time to unveil the first song and cover artwork. Learn to "Embrace The Flames" below.

This deadly mix of post-hardcore noise and black metal that is "Exile" will be released on September 19th, 2015 via LADLO Productions.

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Lindemann Wishes He Didn't Have Kids

Lindemann, the new project from Rammstein's Till Lindemann alongside Pain and Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren, today released the first video from debut album "Skills In Pills," due out June 23rd (Warner Bros. Records).

The video for lead single “Praise Abort” is the creation of director (and longtime Rammstein collaborator) Zoran Bihac, and showcases the song’s dark, gruesome lyrics with a little help from some swine friends. It’s a disgusting, gory, NSFW, and a perfect introduction into the Lindemann world.

Granted, it may not be "Pussy" (which is somehow still our most viewed news post EVER), but the lyrics are about as ridiculously on par. If you've heard Rammstein's attempts at English material, you about know what to expect below. More...

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Glowsun Peeks "Behind The Moon"

French trio Glowsun's third studio album "Beyond The Wall Of Time" is due out June 29th (U.K.) and July 7th (U.S.) via Napalm Records. The label comments:

"The sound and tone of the new album perfectly fits into instrumental psychedelic rock realms. From the start the listener is kidnapped by the spherical sound, between enormous atmospheric compositions with pure rock riffs and psychedelic melodies that are perfectly intertwined."

The band also just completed work on a music video for the song "Behind The Moon" - check it out in the player below. More...

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Witchaven Issues Recording Update

California's Witchaven is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to "Blood Sacrifice," and the band has now checked in with the following update:

"The album is coming along nicely. We still have much more work to do. This one is turning out to be a real fast one..total dbeat black metal thrash at its finest. Follow us on twitter for behind the scenes photos and video at @witchaven666."

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Ommadon Has "Empathy For The Wicked"

Following the crushing doom of 2014 double LP, "V," which earned a spot on Rolling Stone's 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, Ommadon continues its perpetual quest to achieve sonic annihilation of the self through unadulterated heaviness with "Empathy For The Wicked."

Boasting just one earth-rupturing track broken into two parts, "Empathy For The Wicked" was recorded live, mixed by Ommadon and mastered by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Zoroaster, Eyehategod, Taurus, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth etc.), who gave it the final crushing touches it deserves.

Where Ommadon's previous scores were all recorded in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by forest, "Empathy For The Wicked" marks the band's first release to be recorded on an industrial estate in urban Northumberland surrounded by the dregs of humanity.

The first track from "Empathy For The Wicked" was originally recorded for the cassette split with Horse Latitudes and Coltsblood. During that session, Ommadon decided to continue recording through the night and drone out the riff which became the second side to "Empathy For The Wicked."

The album will be released as a 12" vinyl via Golden Mantra on July 15th, 2015 with preorders available at this location. Teasers to be unveiled in the coming weeks. More...

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Powerwolf Posts "Road To Blessed & Possesed" Pt. 3

Powerwolf is back with new album "Blessed & Possessed" (reviewed here), set to be released on July 17th via Napalm Records.

The wolves have also released the third part of "The Road To Blessed & Possessed" series giving yet another insight into the recording process. Check it out here: More...

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