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Last updated on January 25, 2015 at 2:52 PM ET

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

Anthropia Crowd Funding Cthulhu Mythos Album

Anthropia's new Cthulhu mythos-themed album "Non-Euclidian Spaces" has 11 days left on its Kickstarter crowd funding campaign and was just picked up as a Kickstarter staff pick.

The album will feature guest spots by Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One) narrating all tracks, as well as vocals from Edu Falaschi, piano performed by Laurent Tardy, and a guitar solo appearance by Pascal Allaigre.

You can see all the perks for taking part in the campaign and contribute to the album's creation at this location. The track listing is as follows:

01. Strange Aeons (00:55)
02. The Melancholy Of R.C. (07:32)
03. Silver Twilight Lodge (07:29)
04. The Part Of Them In Me (09:45)
05. Unknown Kadath (02:55)
06. Seeds Of Decay (05:52)
07. When The Stars Come Right (07:35)
08. Crawling Chaos (06:22)
09. The Snake Den (06:35)
10. Lost In Time And Space (06:02)
11. Fuoco (04:00)
12. Credits (05:24) More...

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Bestiality Streaming "Stuck In Bestial Vision"

Created with blasphemy and hate, a new Polish horde is coming: Bestiality now spits out a mini album full of sonic destruction.

All eight tracks of evil desecration (and an additional Bathory cover) from "Stuck In Bestial Vision" can be heard below or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Ode To The Dead / Tales From The Crypt 03:48
2. Mortalist 03:09
3. Raped By The Devil 02:11
4. Crucified 03:50
5. Hades (Bathory cover) 02:30
6. Visions Of Doom 03:35
7. Blood Red Like Sodomy 06:23
8. Way Of The Cross 02:35
9. Ritual Genocide 02:18 More...

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Zephyra Posts "Mandatory Meltdown" Video

The Swedish metal heads from Zephyra just released their brand new video for the track “Mandatory Meltdown” via Youtube. Check it out below.

The song is taken from the album “Mental Asbolution” and the video was directed by Screams & Cleans Studios from Boras, Sweden. The full track listing for "Mental Absolution" is as follows:

1. Imprisoned Queen
2. Forced Family
3. Not Without My Scars
4. Lies and Deceit
5. Emotional Surgery
6. Kiss the Abyss
7. Schizophrenic Sanity
8. Atychiphobia
9. Mandatory Meltdown
10. Release My Anger
11. In My Veins
12. Undone

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The Black Goat Uprising Releasing Debut Album

The Black Goat Uprising has announced the release of debut full-length "Medusa," a collection of ten song songs that the band describes as "heavy, raw, dark ambient" music.

The Black Goat Uprising founder Jimmy Psycho (Psycho Charger/The Jimmy Psycho Experiment) humorously refers to “Medusa” as his personal "Music from The Elder," much like the Kiss album of the same name, it's essentially a soundtrack for a horror film that never got made.

The interesting back story behind “Medusa” is that it was chiefly composed while Psycho was working at a locked-down mental health care facility. He comments:

“When working on 'Medusa' I drew a great deal from working there. I visualized what the soundtrack to such a place would sound like: an immersion into orchestrated chaos, from which there is no escape from the daily grind of loneliness ,disorientation, rage, and death. Some of sounds that appear on 'Medusa' are from actual environmental recordings from the facility. Those screams and voices on this record are real.”

"Medusa" is the first full-length release for the band, coming shortly after their collaboration with horror rockers Psycho Charger on the song "Black Lodge," a track recorded to benefit the No-Kill Los Angeles Animal Shelter.

“Medusa” is available on The Black Goat Uprising's website here. More...

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Call Of The Void Streams Album's Title Track

Call Of The Void recently announced a new LP for Relapse Records, and now the band has unveiled the title track, "Ageless," which can be heard below. Relapse comments:

"Denver metallic hardcore five piece Call Of The Void unleash another ferocious blast of sonic destruction with their forthcoming effort 'Ageless.'

"A pummeling fusion of crusty grind, sludgey hardcore and groove injected metal, 'Ageless' was recorded and mixed by Andy Patterson (Subrosa, Eagle Twin, Gaza) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, From Ashes Rise, Integrity).

"The album sees Call Of The Void urther sharpen aggressively vitriolic sound into a fine-tuned display of hardcore savagery. 'Ageless' will be out on February 10th, just as the band hits the road." More...

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Shahyd Legacy Streaming New Solo Album

Shahyd Legacy (Syn, Sacred Legacy) has a third solo album online titled "Through The Ashes," which can be streamed below or picked up at Bandcamp here. Shahyd Legacy comments:

"This is album is a bit different from the previous albums because it has more melodic death metal influences with neo classical guitars solo. It's a total of 11 mind blowing songs that will take you on a journey to the land of metal."

1. Fading Of The Cries 05:15
2. Into The Light 05:00
3. Theory Of A Lost Soul 04:40
4. Delirium 04:10
5. Touch The Sky 06:41
6. Nocturnal Waltz 03:36
7. Blood Throne 03:51
8. Lost Without You 05:12
9. Enter Annihilation 04:09
10. Through The Ashes 04:52
11. Before I Die 04:32 More...

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Diabolus Arcanium Recruits New Members

Diabolus Arcanium checked in with this announcement about recruiting new members:

"The vacant position of rhythm guitarist/bassist has been closed. We received a few audition tapes/videos and in the end two people impressed us a lot, as you guys may already be aware that Abraxas is our new rhythm guitarist as announced today. Meanwhile, we uploaded the audition video of Abraxas playing. Watch his cover of 'Kingdom of sin' below.

"Diabolus Arcanium's cover of Freezing moon now available for purchase and streaming. Also introducing our new bassist 'Tormentor' who has performed on this track." More...

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Nepente Releasing New Album

Colombian death / black metal band Nepente will release "I Will Get Your Soul" on March 31st on Cimmerian Shade Recordings.

"I Will Get Your Soul" follows sophomore full-length "Suffering is the Seed" (MetalHit 2012/Sonic Blast Media 2013) and was recorded at Manizales Studio (Manizales Colombia) and mixed/mastered at Hertz Recording Studio (Bialystock, Poland) by Slawomir Wieslawski and Wojciech Wieslawski. The track listing is as follows:

1. I Will Get Your Soul
2. Show me that You are Suffering
3. Gray Land
4. Last Rites More...

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Mierdaster Posts "Verte Caer" Video

Chilean punk / thrash act Mierdaster has made public its latest video "Verte Caer," which was produced by the band and directed by Rene Ortiz Leblanc.

The track comes off latest album "La Furia" released in 2012 via Digmetalworld Records and Distributed via MVD Entertainment Group in North America.

Currently the band is working on new material for its fifth studio album, and also has been invited to the free admission Festival Rock In Rio Itata 5.

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Sunday Old School: Cro-Mags

There are some scenes that stay local, some which are struggling and then there those which become legendary. One such example is the Bay Area thrash metal scene, which gave the world such bands as Exodus, Testament and Metallica, but on the other side of the country was something just as important which would shape the thrash metal scene there. A movement which has been the subject of documentaries and books, the New York Hardcore scene. Many of the best bands in the genre came from this, including Agnostic Front and later, Sick of it All, but there was one band that were legends in their own time as well as today, who went by the name of Cro-Mags.

The group began life in 1981 in New York City, the brain child of bass player, Harley Flanagan, who was only fourteen at the time but was intent on making himself known in the local punk scene, as well as hitchhiking his way to California to check out the punk scene there. The band went through a number of musicians and at one point, were seriously considering approaching Beastie Boys member, Adam Yauch to join. They also didn't have a singer until 1984, when fifteen year old Eric Casanova was brought into the fold. Though he only performed two shows with the group, he contributed to the writing of such songs as, "Life of my Own" and "Hard Times." He was eventually replaced by John Joseph, also knows as John Bloodclot, who had worked with Flanagan before in Mode of Ignorance. Joseph was the perfect fit for the band and his lyrics helped them evolve into the image we know today, helping to craft more songs and complete a solid live set. More...

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