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Last updated on September 2, 2015 at 12:49 PM ET

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

Avatarium Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

The Swedish doom metal gods from Avatarium will release their new album "The Girl With The Raven Mask" on October 23, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band reveals the first making-of trailer which covers the guitar and bass recordings for this upcoming record. Check it out below, and if you missed it, you can also hear the full title track at this location.

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Whiskey Ritual Releasing "Blow With The Devil"

Art of Propaganda is proud to present Whiskey Ritual's third album, "Blow With the Devil," set for international release on November 27, 2015.

A crown jewel of filthy, misanthropic black 'n' roll, "Blow With the Devil" comprises ten anthems of utter disgust and degradation, abject hatred both internal and external.

Whiskey Ritual hail from Italy, which has long maintained a thriving metal/punk scene as well as a small but well-regarded black metal one. Across the accurately titled "Blow With the Devil," the quintet caustically combine these two idioms, making for a hellish 'n' headbanging ride through horror and human emotion, hailing Henry Rollins, speed & chicks, nekro street gangs, and Satanic kommandos among many other unsavory things. The track listing is: More...

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Purtenance Posts Full Album Online

Yesterday (September 1, 2015) Xtreem Music released the third album from Finnish death metal band Purtenance.

Now the new album "...to Spread the Flame of Ancients" can now be heard below, or picked up via the Xtreem Music Bandcamp page here. The track listing is as follows:

01. Invocatio
02. Perventio
03. Waiting to be Free
04. I, the Sacrificed
05. On the Far Side of Knowledge
06. Destroyed Human Mind
07. Blood Oath
08. Cornerstone of Insanity
09. Disseminated Death
10. The Unseen
11. Kaaos on Kanssamme (Chaos is with Us) More...

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ORCumentary Visits "The Big Trollbooth In The Sky"

After we just helped ORCumentary plunge into a cavernous hole last month, now a second single arrives from upcoming album "Destroy The Dwarves."

The song, titled "The Big Trollbooth in the Sky," showcases the band's unique blend of power metal, death metal, folk and industrial music into a catchy 5 minutes. Band leader (and sole member) Orc Adams had the following to say:

"'The Big Trollbooth in the Sky' was actually the last song to be completed on 'Destroy the Dwarves' because I had writer's block so many times. Fortunately, it came together really well and it turned out to be one of my favorites on the new album. It’s another ORCumentary song with a lot to offer: killer leads, melodies, an (almost too) upbeat chorus, and there’s even a miniscule black metal influence in the sort-of tempo/mood change.

"Lyrically, it picks up right where 'Orcs 1 Goblins 0' left off: Orc Adams goes on a spiritual journey to Orc Heaven, where he runs into his old friend Troll the Brave and True, who gives the orc hero invaluable assistance (and a weird vision) from The Big Trollbooth in the Sky."

New album "Destroy the Dwarves" will be released on October 2, 2015 on CD (w/ bonus track) and digital formats. More...

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Aevangelist Streams "Levitating Stones"

Just days following the declaration of the impending "Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss" album from American black/death metal entity Aevangelist, the first single from the LP has been issued. Check out "Levitating Stones" in the player below.

The impending fourth full-length recording from the revered Aevangelist sees the cult exploring new dimensions of the murky, blackened depths, and expelling just short of an hour of enthralling new musical entanglements with the abyss.

The first Aevangelist scripture to be fully released domestically in the United States, 20 Buck Spin will issue "Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss" on CD, LP and digital formats this Fall. The CD and digital editions are to hit North America on October 9 and Europe on October 23, with the vinyl edition to see release by early December. See Aevangelist live on these dates:

9/06/2015 Cleveland Agora - Cleveland, OH @ Hell's Headbash
10/10/2015 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA @ California Deathfest More...

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Wows Signs To Argonauta Records

Atmospheric doom metal outfit Wows has inked a deal with Argonauta Records, and the label had this to say:

"Born in 2008 in Verona, Italy, Wows create a unique and huge sound, giving life and form to a majestic monster (or divine creature), where low frequencies, heavy guitars and complex drums patterns are only a part of their outstanding proposal made of progressive atmospheres, sludge assaults and post metal vibes."

About working with Argonauta, the band comments: “We are enthusiastic and proud to be part of Argonauta Records family. We know that together we could grow and be heard alongside great musicians, artists and people. We can’t wait to get on the stage and spread our music across the board. We are gonna crack skulls!“

Expect a new album from Wows to be released in November of 2015, with further details forthcoming. More...

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Children Of Bodom Posts Second Track-By-Track Clip

Children Of Bodom just released the second in a series of track-by-track videos offering insight and information on upcoming ninth studio record, "I Worship Chaos." The second video covers the following tracks on the album:

04. Horns
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue

The previously posted track-by-track clip for the album's first three tracks is still available here, and you can catch a clip of Alexi Laiho recently making history by performing with 100 guitarists in Helsinki at this location. More...

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Lament Cityscape Releases A Slow Motion Apocalypse

This Friday, September 4, Battleground Records will release the debut LP from Oakland-based Lament Citsycape.

Titled "The Torn," this slow moving battering ram showcases the duo's monstrous doom-fueled industrial metal with fifty-two minutes of material. In advance of its official unveiling, the album has been made available for streaming in its entirety to fans early. Listen in below.

The dominant movements of Lament Cityscape -- comprised of Mike McClatchey and Sean McCullough -- resemble the slowly forward-crushing thrust of the massive tectonic plate fault lines below the surface of the band's Bay Area hometown. Pre-order your copy of "The Torn" at this location. More...

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Gyze Releases "Julius" Video

A video of the song "Julius" taken from Japanese melodic death metal band Gyze's new album entitled "Black Bride" just came online and can be seen below.

"Black Bride" launched in early June via Coroner Records and was mixed and mastered by Ettore Rigotti at The Metal House Studio (Babymetal, Disarmonia Mundi, Blood Stain Child, I Killed The prom Queen, Destrage). The track listing is:

1. Black Bride
2. In Grief
3. Honesty (check out the lyric video here)
4. Insane Brain
5. Black Shadow
6. Winter Breath
7. Twilight
8. Satanic Loop
9. Nanohana
10. Julius
11. Asuhenohikari
12. Surface Tears (Exclusive Coroner Records Bonus Track) More...

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Anthrax Posts New Album Studio Video

Anthrax is nearing the finishing line with the recording of the band's follow up to 2011's Grammy-nominated album "Worship Music." The new album is due out in early 2016 on Megaforce Records.

In this new in-studio clip below, Frank Bello talks about Anthrax's writing and recording process, Charlie Benante gets into the pressure that Anthrax has felt with this new project and gives his thoughts about why the new album is "the next level" for Anthrax, and Scott Ian explains why the band recorded the 18 new songs in batches.

Anthrax will be hitting the road late-summer-into-fall, playing major U.S. festivals, a series of North American dates with Motorhead, including "Motorhead's Motorboat" cruise, and then dates in Japan and Europe, many with Slayer. The full itinerary is below. More...

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Moonreich Premieres New Black Metal Track

Moonreich is returning with a third album titled "Pillars of Detest," due out on September 18 via LADLO Productions as a CD digipack and limited box set edition and following the "Terribilis Est Locus Iste" release from 2013.

The gloomy and harsh atmospheres combined with thundering blast beats and crushing mid-tempo sections so prevalent in Moonreich’s music have all evolved and reached higher spheres with this third full-length.

Once again recorded at Hybreed Studio (Glorior Belli, Temple Of Baal, Seth), and mastered by Magnus ‘Devo’ Andersson (Marduk, Funeral Mist, Ofermod), this new album asserts the band’s identity through its dark and muggy atmospheres. 

To get your dose of French black metal, today we're exclusively premiering a track off the upcoming album. Check out "Pillars of Detest - World Shroud" in the YouTube clip below.

For those in France, a release party will be held at Le Ferailleur in Nantes on September 19, 2015. Pre-orders for the album are up now at this location, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Ad Nauseam
2. Believe & Behead (streaming here)
3. Long Time Awaited Funeral (streaming here)
4. Sheïtan 4
5. Pillar of Detest - World Shroud
6. All born Sick
7. Freikorps
8. Death Winged Majesty More...

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Thyrgrim Premieres New Track "Der Weg"

German depressive black metal horde Thyrgrim premieres its brand new track "Der Weg", taken from the upcoming new album "Dekaden", scheduled for release later this year.

You can now check out "Der Weg" below.


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Maïeutiste Premieres "Lifeless Vision" Video Clip

French black metal/doom outfit Maïeutiste premieres its new music video for the track "Lifeless Visions", taken from the upcoming self titled album, which is scheduled to drop on September 19th 2015 via LADLO Productions.

Check out now "Lifeless Visions" below.

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Ambassador Gun Premieres New Music Video

Minneapolis deathgrinders Ambassador Gun premiere a new music video for "Once Upon the Sauce/Tomb of Broken Sleep", taken from their third full-length "Tomb of Broken Sleep", which was released earlier this summer. You can see Ambassdor Gun live this Friday at Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN w/ Fuck The Facts, Gar, Morality Crisis.

Check out now the clip "Once Upon the Sauce/Tomb of Broken Sleep" below.

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Marty Friedman Premieres New Lyric Video

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) is streaming a new lyric video for the bonus track "Jasmine Cyanide", taken from the album "Inferno: Deluxe Edition", out in stores this Friday, September 04th via Prosthetic Records. The track is featuring Danko Jones on lead vocals, TesseracT vocalist Daniel Tompkins on backing vocals and guitarist Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor), as well as drummer Anup Sastry (ex-Skyharbor, Jeff Loomis, Intervals, Monuments).

Check out now "Jasmine Cyanide" below.

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Just For Fun

Jared Dines: Posts Drummers On Various Drugs Spoof

YouTuber Jared Dines is streaming what appears to be a fairly accurate parody of what drummers look like on cocaine, acid, stereoids and various other drugs. Even if some may be imaginary.

Check it out now below.

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Angra Premieres New Music Video

Brazilian progressive / power metal act Angra released a new music video for the track "Black Hearted Soul", taken from the band's new album "Secret Garden" which was released on January 16th via earMUSIC. The CD was pre-produced by Roy Z (Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Halford) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Opeth).

Check out now "Black Hearted Soul" below.

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