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Last updated on March 20, 2019 at 1:17 PM ET

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

Darkthrone Reveals New Album Release Date

Legendary Norwegian black metal duo Darkthrone has announced that they have completed work on a new studio album entitled, "Old Star." The record will be released on May 31st and contains six tracks, produced by vocalist/guitarist Nocturno Culto, with mixing handled by Sanford Parker (Voivod) at Hypercube Studios. Mastering is courtesy of Jack Control. The album can be pre-ordered here

Fenriz enthuses, "'Old Star' - again we are here with THE RIFFS! A while after our previous Arctic Thunder album it became apparent that we would continue in that same style, BLACK OLD HEAVY METAL with slow thrash, classic doom and slow death metal. As many have focussed on the 70s sound over the last 20 years, the mix on our new album has ended up being more 80s than ever. The songs are more metal than ever! Ted's songs have alot of black metal in them, faster and slower but also doomier parts and reoccurring parts. My songs are more linear written, it’s an ancient 80s underground trick, with breaks, all slow heavy or slow thrash, classic doom or slow death."

He continues, "All in all it is our most 80s album so far and our most metal one to date with drum sound typical for the 80s USA/German market and damned lyrics, which are all written by me. We feel that Old Star is the big brother of 'Arctic Thunder.' More solid and with even better riffs." More...

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Enthroned Reveals New Album Details

Black metal formation, Enthroned, have are streaming the first single from their new album, Cold Black Suns, which will be released via Season Of Mist on June 7. The song, "Silent Redemption," can be heard below.

The band comments: “We're proud to introduce our first single, 'Silent Redemption', from the upcoming album, Cold Black Suns. This track unveils one of the many layers of the long awaited 11th opus. With 'Silent Redemption', we take you along to Aokigahara, the infamous Suicide Forest in Japan, to walk amongst the Yurei. While keeping our band's trademark, this new album offers another pitch in the music, soaking the listener in bleak and fury." More...

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Stryper Announces "History" Tour Dates

Chart-topping rock band Stryper will return to the road in May for the 2019 HISTORY Tour — Greatest Hits & Covers that influenced our generation. The all-new HISTORY Tour comes on the heels of the band’s yearlong God Damn Evil World Tour, which concluded in Japan in February.

“The music of our generation was and is timeless,” says Stryper frontman Michael Sweet. "It was all about the song and musicians who inspired you to want to play. We grew up on bands like Van Halen, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Journey and Boston. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn't for the music of these legendary bands. We thought it would be an amazing experience to play some of these songs live and show you, the audience, exactly where our roots lie. We’ll also be incorporating our own hits and videos from 1984 to 2019, and something from Perry’s past as well (Firehouse). We’re excited to get back out on the road and we look forward to seeing you soon!”

Stryper consists of original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar), as well as bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of the multi-platinum band Firehouse) who joined the group in 2018. More...

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Amon Amarth Reveals New Album Details

Swedish viking metal stars Amon Amarth has announced that they will be releasing their next album, entitled, "Berserker" on May 3rd through Metal Blade Records. In addition, the band has also posted a music video online for the record's first single, "Raven's Flight," which can be seen below, along with the album's artwork and tracklisting. This is the first release of new material since the critically acclaimed, "Jomsviking," which was released in March of 2016.

Tracklisting:

1. Fafner's Gold
2. Crack the Sky
3. Mjo¨lner, Hammer of Thor
4. Shield Wall
5. Valkyria
6. Raven's Flight
7. Ironside
8. The Berserker at Stamford Bridge
9. When Once Again We Can Set Our Sails
10. Skoll and Hati
11. Wings of Eagles
12. Into the Dark More...

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Even Vast Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Even Vast have teamed up with Metalundergound.com to exclusively premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Warped Existence", which will be out in stores March 29th, 2019 via Goatmancer Records.

Check out now "Warped Existence" in its entirety below.

Tracklist: More...

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Truth Corroded Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Truth Corroded premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Bloodlands", which will be out in stores March 22 on Unique Leader.

Check out now "Bloodlands" in its entirety below.

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Rotting Grave Premiere New Self-Titled Song

Guadalajara, Mexico based band Rotting Grave premiere a new self-titled song from their upcoming new album "Horrid Pestilence of Death", which will be out in stores April 29 via Death In Pieces.

Check out now "Rotting Grave" below.

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Warforged Premiere New Song "Voice"

Warforged premiere a new song titled "Voice", taken from their upcoming new album "I: Voice", which will be released by The Artisan Era on May 10th.

Check out now "Voice" below.


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Full Of Hell Premiere New Song & Music Video

Full Of Hell‘s new effort “Weeping Choir” is scheduled for a May 17th release via Relapse. A Cody Stauder helmed music video for the first single from it, “Burning Myrrh“, can be streamed below.

As recently reported Full Of Hell will be out again in May for this North American run with Genocide Pact: More...

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Chelsea Grin 2019 Spring Tour Announced

Chelsea Grin announce a spring headlining tour that will find them supported by Slaughter To Prevail, Enterprise Earth, Traitors and Bodysnatcher. Below's where that trek will hit:

05/17 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
05/18 San Diego, CA – Soma
05/19 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
05/20 San Francisco, CA – Slims
05/22 Spokane, WA – The Pin
05/23 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/24 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/25 Reno, NV – Cargo
05/28 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
05/29 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
05/30 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
06/01 Reading, PA – Reverb
06/02 Amityville, NY – Revolution Music Hall
06/03 Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall
06/04 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
06/06 Columbus, OH – Skullys
06/07 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
06/08 Springfield, MO – The Riff
06/09 Memphis, TN – Growlers
06/11 Ft. Worth, TX – Tomcats
06/12 Austin, TX – Come And Take It
06/13 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
06/14 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

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Destrage Premiere New Song & Music Video

Destrage‘s fifth studio full-length “The Chosen One” will be out on May 24th through Metal Blade Records. A recently premiered music video for the title track can be streamed below.

Says guitarist Matteo Di Gioia of this new song: More...

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Saint Vitus Premiere New Track “Bloodshed”

Another single from Saint Vitus‘ impending self-titled album has been premiered with “Bloodshed” now streaming below. The new album will land in stores on May 17th via Season Of Mist.

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Impending Doom Californian Shows Announced

Impending Doom announced two Californian spring dates, below’s where you can catch them:

05/31 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
06/01 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver

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Bleeding Through UK Show Announced

Bleeding Through‘s summer European mini tour now includes a headlining show in London, UK. Below's where they will perform:

06/28 Gräfenhainichen, GER – With Full Force Festival
06/29 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
06/30 London, UK – Underworld (feat. Ithaca, Nihility and Chamber)

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