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Last updated on December 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM ET

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FlameDrop Posts New Song

Hungarian death/thrash outfit FlameDrop just released an advance demo track from the upcoming 2015 album "Insurrection." Check out the song below, and you can find more info on the group over at Facebook here.

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Temple Of Demigod Streaming Full Album

Mark Erskine's (Ghoulchapel) new project Temple Of Demigod is currently streaming the full debut album "Profane Doctrine" online, which can be heard in the YouTube player below and features a very metal cover of the Harry Potter theme music. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Profane Doctrine
3. Eradication
4. Forced To Kill
5. Becoming The Sand
6. Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter cover)

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Oblivious Reveals New Album Artwork

Oblivious is today streaming new track "Shore To Shore" and simultaneously revealing the artwork for upcoming album "Out Of Wilderness."

Check out the track and artwork reveal via the YouTube player below. "Out Of Wilderness" is due to drop on April 20th and was recorded in Studio Underjord by Joona Hassinen. The artwork was handled by M.Frisk of Death and Destruction Illustrated.

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Cognition Streaming Christmas Track

Norway's Cognition has crafted a death/doom metal version of the Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," which can be heard below.

Cognition's new album, "Spiral of Deception" is out now through Mexico-based La Mazakuata Records, and is coming out through England-based Hibernacula Records on February 20th, 2015.

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Periphery Posts 3rd "Juggernaut" Webisode

Part 3 of Periphery's "Juggernaut" webisodes is now available on YouTube. Watch the video below to hear guitarist Mark Holcomb's thoughts on the upcoming double record including some scenes to chuckle about at the end.

"Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" is due out through Sumerian Records on January 27th, 2015.

Periphery has posted also a new track from the upcoming double album "Juggernaut: Alpha" earlier this week called "22 Faces". Check it out below.

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Sunday Old School: Slade

I don’t know if any of you have noticed it, but it’s that magical time of year when Michael Buble releases a new album, which can mean only one thing... IIIIIIIIT’S CHRIIIIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAS!!! Whether you celebrate it or not, it’s a time meant for fun and games, and if ever there was a band in rock music that were all about a good time, it was one of the earliest stars of British hard rock, whose outlandish attire, booming vocals and deafening volume would go on to influence many of the biggest rock and metal bands for years to come and write one of the best modern Christmas songs of all time. A group still loved by generations in Great Britain, a group by the name of Slade.

Slade, like many of their heaviest compatriots, began life in the English Midlands, and was the result of two local bands, The Mavericks and The ‘N Betweens, the latter of which had been able to obtain high profile support slots for such bands as The Hollies and The Yardbirds. Within the ranks of the Mavericks was a guitarist and vocalist by the name of Noddy Holder that The ‘N Betweens desperately coveted. They unsuccessfully attempted to get Holder to switch sides on a ferry trip the two groups happened to be sharing, but were finally able to convince him to join during a conversation in Wolverhampton. More...

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