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Last updated on February 11, 2016 at 2:28 PM ET

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

Victims Releasing New Album

Tankcrimes will proudly deliver the brand new LP from long-running Stockholm hardcore crust warriors Victims, with the April release of the band's sixth album, "Sirens."

In a coordinated attack with the LP's impending release, the band will return to North America preceding the street date of "Sirens," with a string of West Coast dates beginning in late March.

Surging with a dozen boiling new anthems, Victims delivers this first full-length since 2011's "A Dissident" LP. "Sirens" was recorded at Studio Gutterview by Fred Estby (Dismember, At The Gates, Refused) and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Iron Reagan, Nails, Integrity). The track listing is as follows:

1. Walls
2. Errors
3. Reverse
4. Seven
5. Storm
6. Turn
7. Promises
8. Heal
9. Sirens
10. Behind
11. Questions
12. Ashes More...

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Cannabis Corpse Updates Tour Schedule

Death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse has added a new date to the band's upcoming tour, which sees the group performing to-and-from Berserker Fest. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Cannabis Corpse is touring in support of latest album, "From Wisdom to Baked." Catch the band live with Snafu and Coagula on these dates:

Feb. 25 Washington, DC @ The Pinch
Feb. 26 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
Feb. 27 North Arlington, NJ @ Hartley's
Feb. 28 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus
Feb. 29 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Mar. 1 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Mar. 2 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
Mar. 3 Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
Mar. 4 Detroit, MI @ Berserker Music Fest
Mar. 5 Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog (w/ ARTIFICIAL BRAIN)
Mar. 6 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (w/ ARTIFICIAL BRAIN) More...

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Gloria Morti Streaming "Josef Fritzl"

Finnish death metal legion Gloria Morti will release fifth album "Kuebiko" on March 18th, which is the band's first for Willowtip Records. You can also hear the ripping new album track "Josef Fritzl" below.

Offers drummer Kauko Kuusisalo about the track, "'Josef Fritzl' is one of the shorter songs on Kuebiko, and after short 'intro', it gets to the point right away. It is about three minutes of pure aggression with all the 'classic Gloria Morti elements' -- fast blast beats, melodic chorus riff, and relentless vocals. The morbid story behind the lyrics is should also wake some unpleasant feelings in the listener. This song does not let the listener to rest until it is finished."

Adds guitarist Juho Räihä, "The idea for the song is lifted from a public debate on religion featuring the late great Christopher Hitchens. The premise of the lyrics being that there is a problem when trying to reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the (supposed) existence of an all-knowing, all-powerful and good god. The co-existence of evil and such a god is not logically valid. The Fritzl case is, to me, one of the most blatant underlinings of this in recent history." More...

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Frank Sabbath Signs With Argonauta

Argonauta Records is proud to announce the signing of French psychedelic doom outfit Frank Sabbath!

Frank Sabbath is a psychedelic / progressive doom rock band created in Paris in 2013 by Guillaume Jankowski (bass), Baptiste Reig (drums, vocals) and Jude Mas (guitar, vocals). The initial goal of the band was to blend various elements from their musical background (Frank Zappa and Black Sabbath heritage, stoner/desert rock, jazz rock) into a coherent whole, while focusing on transcribing spiritual psychedelic experiences.

After a first self-released album recorded in 2014 and out in 2015, the band worked to expand into a heavier sound, more influenced by progressive rock and doom metal. The band isolated itself in a small village in Aveyron, southern France, to record second album, "Telluric Wanderers."

The band also comments: “We are very glad to join the Argonauta family for some new adventures among a lot of other interesting bands from all over the world! It’s an important step for us to be signed on a such eclectic and quality label!” More...

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Morte Incandescente Streaming New Song

Today the long-running Portuguese black metal cult Morte Incandescente premieres a new track titled "Nas esquinas da alma," which is available bleow.

This track hails from the "...o mundo morreu!" album set for international release on March 18th via War Arts Productions. As ever, this Morte Incandescente release return to the old days of black metal, when density and purity were a constant surface of the scene. More...

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Whoretopsy Parting Ways With Bassist

Australia's Whoretopsy just issued this announcement about parting ways with the group's bassist:

"Unfortunately this weekend we will be farewelling our brother on bass Ryan Frost. Frosty has been slamming stages with us across Australia for the past year now as well as laying down the bass on our latest release 'Never Tear Us Apart' and has been a legend to play and party with.

"His career outside of music of helping others is now taking off and requires his full time and attention and he will no longer be able to carry on playing and touring with Whoretopsy.

"We wish him the absolute best and he will always be a brother to us, so this weekend in Hobart and Launceston for his last shows bring your best party shoes and shout Frosty some beers and make this a weekend to remember!

"Hobart, Friday the 12th. Launceston, Saturday the 13th." More...

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Snake Tongue Posts "Altar" Clip

"Snake Tongue" just released a lyric video for the "Altar" track, which can be seen below and gives a first glimpse of upcoming debut album "Raptor's Breath."

The album is 28 minutes of ruthless, raw, and aggressive mayhem held together by classic elements from the Swedish extreme scene. An essential part of the nine track album is the mix made by Kurt Ballou (Converge), that brings forth the band's technical parts in a blend with the Swedes more brutal side.

Brad Boatright of Audiosiege Mastering comments: "This record blew me away from the moment I loaded in the mastering session. Raging modern hardcore from Sweden, with well structured songs, a flawless recording, and a heavy dose of aggression from Kurt's mix... Relentless!" More...

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Goat Worship Signs With Xtreem Music

Quorthon is dead, but the spirit of early Bathory still lives in the heart of Hades, only member of Brazilian black metal one-man band Goat Worship. The project also recently inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of a debut album.

With only one EP entitled "Doomsday" released in spring of 2015, Goat Worship already acquired a notorious status within the black metal scene as a strong heir to the legacy of Bathory with a raw, primitive and savage style that transmits the feeling of the early works of Quorthon.

The debut album tentatively entitled "Blood and Steel" is planned for a recording during the summer 2016, with further details forthcoming. More...

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The Treatment Streaming "The Devil"

The Treatment is set to release new studio album, "Generation Me," worldwide on March 18th, 2016 via Frontiers Music SRL. The third album from the band will be the first to feature new lead singer Mitchel Emms and new guitarist Tao Grey.

Today The Treatment releases another new song from "Generation Me" - check out "The Devil" below. Pre-orders are up now at this location and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Let It Begin (watch the video here)
2. The Devil
3. Tell Us The Truth
4. Generation Me
5. Backseat Heartbeat
6. Cry Tough
7. We Are Beautiful
8. I Know She Knows
9. Bloodsucker
10. Better Think Again
11. Light The Sun More...

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Rotten Sound Streams "Brainwashed"

Rotten Sound is now streaming the second track taken from "Abuse to Suffer" - get "Brainwashed" below. Regarding the new track, Rotten Sound comments:

"This song became an instant favorite with all band members on hearing the demos and drumming at the studio. Sami had paid a lot of attention to the riffs, fills, hooks, and flow to keep the song interesting.

"The track starts at mid-pace, but goes full speed in the middle part, which also guided my singing. The vocal arrangements are a little bit unconventional as I wanted to avoid having a chorus, but I still aimed for some repetition in the fastest part to grind some more.

"This massive track shows more variety than the previous song 'Lazy Asses' and it has already proved to be extreme fun for us live. The lyrics are pretty graphic and revolve around the topic of brainwashing people to become soldiers for some 'important' cause. The words 'brainwashed to murder' at the end are underlining the fact that nobody is born to kill."

New release "Abuse to Suffer," the band's first new record in five years, will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25th. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Wormed Posts Two New Tracks

The sci-fi technical death metal band Wormed just released two new tracks from forthcoming album "Krighsu." The tracks, titled "The Singularitarianism” and “Eukaryotic Hex Swarm,” are available below.

Regarding the new tracks, Wormed comments: "Knowing that intergalactic exploration wouldn’t be possible without transcending into frightening Artificial Intelligence, they tried to avoid the disappearance of the last human link, desperately executing a powerful virus.

"Its purpose: the destruction of robots. However, they didn’t realize the serious mistake they made. The virus had an unexpected mutation, and millions of nanomachines scattered without control, building copies of themselves using all matter and energy available in the galaxy."

Recorded at Sadman studios in Madrid, "Krighsu" will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on March 25th. More...

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The Basement Paintings Posts New Song

Saskatoon's The Basement Paintings just released first track "Nomad" taken off upcoming album "Mystic," which will be released on March 4th. Check it out below.

"Mystic" is the follow-up to the band's 2013 EP "Time Lapse City," which was produced and mixed by Aaron Harris (Isis). The full track listing is:

1. Nomad
2. Veda
3. River
4. Portal
5. Cave Dance
6. Pensive
7. Oneiros
8. Mystic More...

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Die Choking Kicks Off European Tour

Hypergrind trio Die Choking will begin the band's first tour of Europe this week, kicking off Grind Is The New Black tomorrow in France. The tour also marks the CD version of the band's debut album "III," being co-released between The Compound Recs and Selfmadegod Records.

Surrounding its initial deluxe vinyl release through The Compound Recs in October, "III" will now be issued on CD, the disc being made available for the European tour. The CD will then be available in Europe via Selfmadegod Records and in the U.S. via The Compound Recs/Earsplit Distro on February 26th.

The Grind Is The New Black tour sees the band joining up with Paris-based Department Of Correction, with two weeks of shows beginning this Friday, February 12th, and running through the 27th.

Following the European tour, Die Choking is also confirmed to take part in the Berserker III Fest in Detroit, playing March 4th. See the band live on these dates: More...

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Gadget Streaming New Track

As Sweden's decimating grind faction Gadget makes a triumphant return with a first new album in ten years (the Relapse-bound "The Great Destroyer" coming next month) today you can hear new single "I Don't Need You - Dead And Gone." Check it out below.

Gadget's "The Great Destroyer" is a cohesive exercise in extremity that blends hints of doom, sludge and death metal with unadulterated, old-school grindcore. The result is an album that is as memorable and infectious as it is pummeling and explosive.

"The Great Destroyer" will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats through Relapse Records on March 4th, 2016. More...

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Rabid Bitch Of The North Releases "Green Eyes"

Rabid Bitch Of The North wears their influences on their sleeves, quite literally, as patched denim and all things NWOBHM is their art. Northern Irish heavy metal trio Rabid Bitch Of The North strike outs today with a new single titled "Green Eyes."

Released on 7" vinyl via Greek label Alone Records (home of Metal Church and Warlord, amongst others), and supported by a music video, the double A side single contains two brand new tracks "Green Eyes" and "Your Misery." More...

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Conan Taps Renata Castagna For U.S. Tour

Conan just issued this announcement about about bringing on a fill-on bassist for upcoming U.S. shows:

"TOURING LINEUP CHANGE... Renata Castagna, of Seattle based smashers Samothrace, joins us on bass for several (not all) shows this year in the U.S. and Europe while Chris Fielding works away at Skyhammer Studio.

"First up for Renata is our U.S. tour in March this year where Renata takes over bass duties for the entirety. Please give her a warm welcome to the band."

Renata says this: "I am a big fan of Conan, and the guys are cool as fuck, I'm looking forward to joining up and bringing down the riff with Jon and Rich." More...

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Misha Mansoor Covers "Get Schwifty"

Calling all Rick And Morty fans! Periphery's Misha and Axel Mansoor covered the "Get Schwifty" track from the episode of the same name.

The brothers comment: "Just…two brothers…covering…a schwifty song. It’s going to be epic. But you don’t want to hear about that here."

Periphery, the DC-based technical metal band whose double album "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" debuted at #15 and #16 on Billboard’s Top Albums’ chart, has also returned to the studio to record a fourth album. Stay tuned for more info.

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Red Wizard Streaming "Tides Of War"

San Diego stoner rock outfit Red Wizard will release the "Cosmosis" album through Ripple Music/STB Records on April 8th, and today shares new single "Tides Of War."

With amps turned to eleven and feet flat out on vintage fuzz pedals, Red Wizard know exactly how to convert raw hertz into high voltage rock and roll. Pre-orders for the album are available at this location. More...

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Lamb of God Puts Metallic Stamp On Austin

Richmond, Virginia’s Lamb of God is one of the hardest working, best bands in metal. When I first caught the group open for Gwar on the “New American Gospel” sixteen years ago, I knew this band was destined for greatness. They were like a combination of Meshuggah and Pantera. I saw them as the next Pantera. Today, they really are continuing the tradition set down by Pantera and their rough grooves. Randy Blythe has a monstrous voice that, after tonight’s show, doesn’t seem to be losing any power.

In 2009, Lamb of God once again toured with Gwar. Even though this was a co-headliner tour, Gwar played before Lamb of God. Also this is not their first rodeo with Anthrax. Anthrax brought LOG on the road with them in 2001 . The wheel went full circle with the current tour with Anthrax. LOG toured with Anthrax early in their career as a support act. Now Anthrax supports them.

LOG has always brought a great package with them. I caught them in ‘2004 when they toured with Children of Bodom and headliner, Fear Factor. The best package, though, was opening for Cannibal Corpse, Dimmu Borgir and The Haunted. Of course, tonight’s package was nothing to complain about, other than Deafheaven. This was one of the most thrashing tours LOG has partaken in. Warming up the band were Big 4 thrashers, Anthrax (should have headlined) with a great, young thrash band, Dallas thrashers Power Trip. More...

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Prong's Tommy Victor Weighs In On "X-No Absolutes"

Prong is a rare band. Not only has the group survived 30 years, the group has continued to evolve. Band mastermind, vocalist and guitarist, Tommy Victor, could have called it quits a long time ago due to many reasons such as band members leaving and his involvement with major players Ministry and Danzig. Victor has a long list of musicians whom have Prong on their resume, but at the end of the day what matters most is how these artists come together to make a cohesive unit, to make a good album. Prong’s latest recording “X-No Absolutes,” is a good album. In fact, don’t surprised if this album makes many fan and journalist top ten lists.

Artists often herald their latest release as the best of their career. Victor echoes this assessment on the new album, and it’s really hard not to agree with him. The record is DAMN good in so many aspects, from the duality and problem=solution (not always easy to see) lyrics to the speed of drummer Arturo "Art" Cruz to the catchy grooves laid down by Victor and bassist Jason Christopher (who has also played in Stone Sour), it’s a solid record, through and through. More...

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Kambrium Signs With NoiseArt Records

NoiseArt Records is proud to announce the signing of the German epic death metal newcomers Kambrium.

With only two releases, "Shadowpath" (2011) (reviewed here) and "Dark Reveries" (2013) (reviewed here), Kambrium have already become one of the most talked about bands in the underground. The unique blend of melodic death metal with a symphonic elements have quickly made the band a favorite with fans and critics alike.

The band commented: "We are happy to announce that we will be now working with NoiseArt Records and we are positive that this cooperation will be prosperous! As a band we feel that it is important for us to have contact to representatives of our label and with NoiseArts Records we have people who are there for us around the clock. New possibilities will open up thanks to our new contract and as a result we believe that we can offer our fans a greater experience with Kambrium."

The third Kambrium studio album is entitled "The Elders' Realm" and is planned for a late summer release 2016 through the label.

The atmospheric artwork for "The Elders' Realm" was created by Colombian artist Felipe Machado, who is already known for his work with great bands such as Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire, Xandria.

Stay tuned for more information! More...

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Neverworld Announces New Album "Dreamsnatcher"

U.K. metal act Neverworld announced the impending new album "Dreamsnatcher," the second full length album and follow up to 2014's "Visions Of Another World." The album will be issued on Dream Demon Recordings on March 4th.

The gateway has opened again and you are invited to step once more into the realm where all your metal dreams – and nightmares – come true; but this time the "Dreamsnatcher" is waiting for you...

Harder and heavier, yet also more melodic and refined, with the second album Neverworld offers you more of everything that they summoned up on their exhilarating "Visions Of Another World" debut. This is the Neverworld sound honed to perfection. Full of crisp, classic metal riffs, sublimely constructed songs with irresistible melodic progressions and fantastic solos that bring to mind the finest work of the fabled Judas Priest duo K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton. Wrapped around all this are the rich keyboards which add texture, atmosphere and bombast, filling the songs with an array of bright colours and deep shadows.

In a world of fragmented genres and sub-genres, ever changing trends and scenes Neverworld stand true for magnificent heavy metal in all its glory, power and passion. In these soaring vocals, thundering drums and spiralling, cascading solos you’ll find the reasons why you fell in love with metal in the first place.

The door to Neverworld is open again...step through and never look back.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Into the Mouth Of Madness
2. Dreamsnatcher
3. Armies Of The Night
4. Passion Killers
5. Under The Asylum
6. Fall Forever
7. All I Am
8. Awakening
9. The Grand Illusion
10. Face The Fear More...

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Sarissa Releases "No Mans Land" Lyric Video

Greek power metal act Sarissa issued a lyric video for the new track "No Mans Land." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Nemesis," which is out on February 26th via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album marks the first in 12 years ("Masters Of Sins," 2004).

The track list for the album is:

1. Daughter of the Night (Nemesis)
2. No Mans Land
3. Sacrifice
4. Into the Night
5. Now or Never
6. Fallen
7. Fight the Devil
8. I'm Coming Home
9. Warriors More...

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Dark Horizon To Release New EP "MetalheaD"

Underground Symphony is proud to announce that Italian symphonic power metal act Dark Horizon has started to record the fifth album under Daniele Mandelli’s supervision (Forgotten Tomb, Tragodia, Adramelch, Ghot City). The album will be entitled "Aenigm," which represents the natural evolution of "Angel Secret Masquerade" (2010) and "Dark Light Shades" (2012), a concentrate of melodic and symphonic power metal characterized by elegant progressive passages and stylish melodies.

“Sea Sirens Voices”, “Another Lie”, “Ace Of Hearts”, “Time Is A Healer”, “Never Again (Paris, November 13th)," are just few titles of the songs composing the full length, which will be available before the summer 2016.

The full-length will be preceded by the EP "MetalheaD," which will be a limited edition of 300 copies hand numbered. "MetalheaD" will be available March 15th at this location.

The EP will feature the unreleased track "I Wanna Be A Metalhead," "Sea Sirens Voices (Hollywood Edition)" (taken from "Aenigma") and the covers of Warlord's "Lucifer's Hammer" and Heavy Load's "Free."

The album artwork (shown below) for “MetalheaD” was created by Jahn Vision Art. More...

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Mayfair Announces New Release "My Ghosts Inside"

Austrian progressive metal act Mayfair have returned with the new album "My Ghosts Inside." The album will be issued worldwide via Pure Prog Records, a division of Pure Steel Records on April 15th. The pre-order phase will start on April 1st via Pure Steel's webshop.

On "My Ghosts Inside," Mayfair once again deliver lots of emotions, but also surprising new aspects of the music. For all of those who have followed the band for some time, this won’t come as a surprise for the music has always been in flux and no album resembles another. “My Ghosts Inside" deals with the theme of spirits that dwell within us, positive and negative forces that can erupt at certain moments and kick us out of our comfort zone. The band has tried to depict those outbreaks both musically and lyrically. Already in the rehearsal room the songs had tremendous depth

"My Ghosts Inside" was recorded and produced by Thomas “Cook” Koch and Sirius D. Raze. Having a clear idea of how the album should sound, the band spent a good amount of time preparing the technical aspects with Cook and Raze before the actual recording. “Mastering Mind” Little Konzett gave the album the finishing touches.

The track list is:

1. Loss
2. My Ghosts Inside
3. Desert
4. Blinded By Your Light
5. When Angels And Demons Meet
6. Our Fire Starts Here
7. Ghostrider
8. Boom
9. Andermal
10. Schrei Es Raus
11. Until We Meet Again More...

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Thunder Lord To Release New Album This Month

Chilean metal act Thunder Lord announced details of the upcoming third studio release "Prophecies Of Doom." The album will be issued on February 26th via Iron Shield Records, with distribution worldwide via Pure Steel Promotions.

The track list for the album is:

1. End Of Time
2. Leave their Corpses To The Wolves
3. Prophecies Of Doom
4. Pillan
5. The Darkness Breath
6. Condemned To Death
7. Blood Red Moon
8. Useless Violence
9. Winds Of War
10. Metal Thunder More...

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Grimner Streaming New Track "Midgård Brinner"

Swedish folk/viking metal act Grimner is streaming the new track "Midgård brinner" over at Pure Grain Audio at this location (also in the player below). The track appears on the new album "Frost Mot Eld," set to drop March 26th via Despotz Records.

The track list is as follows:

1. Res er mina söner
2. Eldhjärta
3. Nordmännens raseri
4. Enhärjarkväde
5. Midgård brinner
6. Vargarnas tid
7. Mörkrets hem
8. Etter och flammor
9. Muspelheims härskare
10. Frost mot eld

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Node Signs With Punishment 18 Records

Italian technical death metal act Node has signed a new record deal With Punishment 18 Records. The band will release the new album "Cowards Empire" later this year.

During March-September 2015, Node recorded the new album with the producer Larsen Premoli (Destrage) at Reclab Studios in Milan. More information is expected shortly.

Node's current line-up is:

Gary D’Eramo: Guitar, vocals
CN Sid: Vocals
Pietro Battanta: Drums
Rudy Gonella Diaza: Guitar
Davide (Dero) De Robertis: Bass

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Anima Tempo Streaming Track "Last Awakening"

Mexican progressive metal act Anima Tempo is streaming the new track "Last Awakening" The song appears on the recently released "Caged in Memories," which is available from the band via Bandcamp at this location.

Check out the track here:

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Metal Church Posts "Killing Your Time" Lyric Video

Pacific Northwest metal titans Metal Church released a lyric video for the new track "Killing Your Time." The song appears on the band's upcoming new album "XI," which is set to drop via Rat Pak Records on March 25th. The band’s 11th studio release marks the return of legendary vocalist and frontman Mike Howe. The new album is available for pre-order in various exclusive bundles at this location.

"XI" was produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier. The track listing is:

1. Reset
2. Killing Your Time
3. No Tomorrow (see music video here)
4. Signal Path
5. Sky Falls In
6. Needle & Suture
7. Shadow
8. Blow Your Mind
9. Soul Eating Machine
10. It Waits
11. Suffer Fools

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Bonfire Issues "Strike Back" Music Video

German melodic hard rock at Bonfire - now fronted by American born vocalist David Reece (ex-Accept) - released a new music video for the track "Strike Back." The song appears on the band's upcoming 30th Anniversary release "Pearls," which is due out on March 18th (EU) and March 25th (USA) via UDR Records.

"Pearls" is a double CD featuring re-recorded classics from the band's extensive catalog. The track listing is:

CD 1:
1. Strike Back
2. Under Blue Skies
3. Diamonds In The Rough
4. Proud Of My Country
5. Sweet Home Alabama
6. Don't Go Changing Me
7. Sweet Obsession
8. American Nights
9. Good Time Rock 'n' Roll
10. Heat In The Glow
11. Can't Stop Rockin
12. Down To Atlanta
13. Loaded Gun

CD 2:
1. You Make Me Feel
2. Give It A Try
3. Who's Foolin' Who
4. I Need You
5. Good Night Amanda
6. Southern Winds
7. If It Wasn't For You
8. Why Is It Never Enough
9. Let's Fly Away More...

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Sonic Syndicate Signs With Despotz Records

Despotz Records - the Swedish Metal/Rock/Pop Record label and Publishing company, which was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007 - has signed Swedish modern/alternative metal act Sonic Syndicate. The band last issued a self titled release in 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Despotz co-founder and managing partner Mr. Carl-Marcus Gidlöf commented: “We at Despotz have recently taken the label international and have locked in fresh new exciting opportunities in North America with Sony/RED/Aisa. This signing further proves that our plan to work internationally, based here in Stockholm, directly with our artists combined with a strong PR/Marketing and distribution setup is the future of Despotz. Sonic Syndicate share our vision, we’ve already had a number of creative conversations and we’re looking towards an exciting future. We’re honored to welcome Sonic Syndicate to the Despotz family.”

Since 2005, Sonic Syndicate has been pounding away at the international music scene touring Europe, North America and Asia. The much anticipated sixth album is to be released later this year, the first under the new deal.

Vocalist Nathan J Biggs says: “As you could imagine we are super excited to be signing to Despotz Records based here in Stockholm, Sweden, we couldn’t imagine a better place to call home. When the possibility of us working together first came up with this modern, creative & forward thinking team we pretty much had our mind set that this was where we belong. This is an exciting new chapter for both Sonic Syndicate and Despotz.” More...

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Mob Rules Releases "Tales From Beyond" Teaser

German melodic power metal act Mob Rules released a preview clip for the upcoming new release "Tales From Beyond." The album is the follow up to the 2012 release "Cannibal Nation" and will see release on March 18th via SPV/Steamhammer Records. "Tales From Beyond" will be issued as a Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track + poster), double colored vinyl LP and digital download. Pre-orders are available at this location.

April 2016 will see Mob Rules join Axel Rudi Pell as special guests on his extensive tour, presenting the songs from "Tales From Beyond" live for the first time. The track list for the release is:

1. Dykemaster's Tale
2. Somerled
3. Signs
4. On The Edge
5. My Kingdom Come
6. The Healer
7. Dust Of Vengeance
8. A Tale From Beyond (Part 1: Through The Eye Of The Storm)
9. A Tale From Beyond (Part 2: A Mirror Inside)
10. A Tale From Beyond (Part 3: Science Save Me!)
11. Outer Space (Digipak Bonus Track)

Check out the teaser clip here: More...

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Black Wizard Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Posted

Vancouver, Canada-based stoner rock/metal act Black Wizard premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "New Waste", which will be out in stores February 12 via Listenable Records.

Check out now "New Waste" in its entirety below.

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Caricature Premieres New Single "Eat Shit And Die"

Boston metal band Caricature premieres a new single entitled "Eat Shit And Die", taken from the upcoming new album "The Fiction We've Become", which will be out in stores sometime later this year.

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Cobalt Premieres New Song "Beast Whip"

Colorado blackened thrash metal outfit Cobalt premieres a new song entitled "Beast Whip", taken from the upcoming new album "Slow Forever", which will be out in stores March 25th through Profound Lore Records.

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