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Last updated on June 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM ET

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

Killing Gandhi Signs With Crime Records

Danish melodic death metal act Killing Gandhi, featuring ex-Wuthering Heights members Martin Arendal (guitars) and Kasper Gram (bass), has signed with Martin Steene's (Iron Fire) label Crime Records. The band's new release "Cinematic Parallels" is expected later in the summer, with all the details set to be announced in the coming weeks. As a taster, the video clip for the new track "0100101101000111" can be viewed below.

Steene commented on behalf of Crime Records: "We are extremely excited here at the CR company to announce our new signing. Danish Melo Death Metallers Killing Ganghi has joined our growing band roster. We are proud to be working with yet another great and skilled act, and are looking forward to release their upcoming album 'Cinematic Parallels' later this summer. Cover artwork and release date coming within the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned."

Killing Gandhi was founded by Arendal and Kasper Gram in 2011 after testing their musical skills with Manticora, Wuthering Heights, Evil Masquerade and Ureas for 10+ years. "Cinematic Parallels" began to take shape in the spring of 2013, after joining forces with Thorbjørn Jensen (ex. Sickseed) and Rasmus Schmidt (Illdisposed, ex. Corpus Mortale). More...

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Gyze Posts "Honesty" Lyric Video

Japanese melodic death metal act Gyze released a new lyric video for the track "Honesty." The song features a guest vocal appearance by Disarmonia Mundi's Ettore Rigotti, who also mixed and mastered the band's new album "Black Bride." The release is set to drop on June 9th via Coroner Records.

The track list is:

1. Black Bride
2. In Grief
3. Honesty (Feat. Ettore Rigotti)
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)

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Epica Announces Its Own Festival "Epic Metal Fest"

Dutch symphonic death metal act Epica announced its very own festival dubbed the "Epic Metal Fest." The lineup includes a headline performance by Epica along with Eluveitie, Fear Factory, Moonspell and Periphery, with more acts expected to be announced soon.

The event takes place on November 22, 2015 at Klokgebouw in the Netherlands. It will mark the final date in support of the current release "The Quantum Enigma" (see review here) as the band states:

"This will be our party of the year, the ultimate Dutch show we'll do before entering the studio to record the follow-up for 'The Quantum Enigma.' You really don't want to miss this!"

Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10am CET at this location.

Epica recently announced a North American tour this October with Eluveitie and The Agonist. More information can be found at this location. More...

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Annihilator Posts Clips Of New Album

Clips from the upcoming new album "Suicide Society" from Canadian thrash legends Annihilator have surfaced and can be heard below. The new release is expected on September 18, 2015 via UDR Music. The album marks the first release since 2013's "Feast" and mainman/guitarist Jeff Waters' return to full time vocal duties, following the departure of David Padden back in December.

The track list for "Suicide Society" is:

1. Suicide Society
2. My Revenge
3. Snap
4. Creepin' Again
5. Narcotic Avenue
6. The One You Serve
7. Break, Enter
8. Death Scent
9. Every Minute More...

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21 Octayne Posts In Studio Report On New Album

21 Octayne, the modern rock/metal act featuring Luca Turilli's Rhapsody drummer Alex Landenburg and Axxis guitarist Marco Wriedt, posted a video studio report on the band's upcoming sophomore studio release. The follow up to the 2014 debut album "Into the Open" (see review here), is expected for release this year. More information is expected soon.

The following clip features Wriedt laying down some of the solos on the release at Louis Audio Recording in Germany. Check it out here:

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3 Inches Of Blood Calling It Quits

Canada-based metallers 3 Inches Of Blood decided to part ways. The band's final show is planned to take place on November 7th at the Commodore Ballroom in their hometown, Vancouver, BC.

States 3 Inches Of Blood about its plans to disband: More...

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Temple Of Dagon Debuts New Track

California's crust warriors Temple Of Dagon premieres a new track titled "Nexus of Reality" taken from the upcoming new album "Revelations Of The Spirit" which is set to drop June 9th via Black Voodoo Records.

Check out now "Nexus of Reality" below.

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Ne Obliviscaris Debuts Music Video "Curator"

Australian progressive technical death metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris premieres the new music video for "Painters Of The Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux / Movement III: Curator" taken from the album "Citadel" which was released in November 2014.The clip was directed by Joe Ritson.

Check out now "Painters Of The Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux / Movement III: Curator" below.

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Deadiron Premieres New Music Video

Cleveland-based power metallers Deadiron premiere their new music video for the track titled "Long Way Home" taken from their recently released their album "Into the Fray".

Check it out now below.

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