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Last updated on September 22, 2017 at 1:06 PM ET

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Asking Alexandria Releases "Into The Fire"

Asking Alexandria dropped a video for new single “Into The Fire” today, which can be found below. The track will appear on the band’s as-of-yet untitled fifth album coming December 15th via, Sumerian Records, and marks the first new music to come from Asking Alexandria since reuniting with singer Danny Worsnop.

“This is an incredibly exciting period in Asking Alexandria’s career. We have been through hell and back again,” explains singer/guitar player Ben Bruce. “It’s been an insanely long road but we couldn’t be more excited that it has brought us to where we are now. We have been given a new lease on life. As individuals, this is the happiest we have been in a very long time.”

The song, and accompanying video, arrives following the U.S. debut via SiriusXM Octane. Asking Alexandria spent the summer recording this new album, with From First To Last’s Matt Good (Memphis May Fire, Upon a Burning Body) and mixer Taylor Larson (Periphery). The album’s title and cover art will be revealed soon. More...

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Ecnephias Posts "Gitana" Video

Italy's anthemic dark metal crew Ecnephias just launched a new video from "The Sad Wonder Of The Sun." Check out the "Gitana" clip below. Latest Ecnephias album "The Sad Wonder Of The Sun"was released in July and contains nine songs of Mediterranean dark metal presented at 101%, more gothic, murky, and dark than ever.

1. Gitana
2. Povo De Santo
3. Sad Summer Night
4. The Lamp
5. Nouvelle Orleans
6. A Stranger
7. Quimbanda
8. Maldiluna
9. You

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Coldspell Releases New Video

Today Coldspell releases a music video for the song "Forevermore," taken from "A New World Arise," which drops today -- September 22nd. The album was recorded at various studios throughout Sweden and once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (Pretty Maids, Helloween, Jorn).

1. Forevermore
2. Call of the Wild (watch the video here)
3. It Hurts
4. Miles Away
5. Signs
6. Love Me Like You Do
7. This is Me
8. Get to the Top
9. Wait Until Tomorrow
10. Losing My Mind
11. Just One Night
12. A New World Arise More...

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Circle Of Witches Recruits New Bassist

Italian heavy metal stoner band Circle Of Witches today announces the recruitment of a new bass player: Daniel "The Wolf" Shepard of Heimdall. He was selected among three candidates who replied to band’s calling in June, after a sudden split with Caputo.

“We took on board Daniel because of his musical skills, his enthusiasm, his speed to learn and rearrange some bass lines of our basic song list," said Mario Bove, singer and founder of the band. “Thanks to him, we grabbed the opportunity to play during the Doom over Rome on 30th September along with doom masters Candlemass and important Italian bands like Epitaph, Shores of Null, Invernoir, and In Aevum Agere."

Circle Of Witches will play new songs live from the upcoming "Natural Born Sinners," scheduled for release on the very first month of 2018. Circle Of Witches is:

Mario “HELL” Bove – lead vocals and guitar
Vinnie “the MACE” Mazzone – guitar and back vocals
Daniel “WOLF” Shepard – bass and back vocals
Joey “HELMET” Coppola – drums More...

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Cryostasium Premieres "The Eye"

U.S. psychedelic black metal project Cryostasium is back for another sanity-shattering assault with the "Starbound" EP, coming October 16th.

Ahead of that release, we're exclusively premiering new otherworldy, mind-numbing track "The Eye," which can be heard below. Pre-orders for the album are also live here.

Cryostasium started in 1999 under the name The Abhorrer, changing to its current incarnation in 2003. Most notably known for a split release with Xasthur, Cryostasium has mainly stayed underground making peculiar dark ambient metal. The project's sole member is Cody MaIllet, also known for black metal bands such as Witch Tomb and Bone Ritual.

Artwork for the "Starbound" EP was handled by Luciana Nedelea, and the track listing is as follows:

01. Starbound
02. Magnetic
03. Melancholera
04. The Eye
05. Adventurine More...

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Grave Pleasures Releases "Joy Through Death"

Finnish apocalyptic post-punk quintet Grave Pleasures released a video clip for the new song "Joy Through Death." The song appears on the sophomore release, "Motherblood," coming September 29th via Century Media Records. Check out the video in the player below.

Mat McNerney quotes from The Bhagavad Gita: "For all things born in truth must die, and out of death in truth comes life. Face to face with what must be, cease thou from sorrow. Invisible before birth are all beings and after death invisible again. They are seen between two unseens. Why in this truth find sorrow?... “

The track list is:

1. Infatuation Overkill (see video here)
2. Doomsday Rainbows
3. Be My Hiroshima
4. Joy Through Death
5. Mind Intruder
6. Laughing Abyss
7. Falling For An Atom Bomb
8. Atomic Christ
9. Deadenders
10. Haunted Afterlife

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Skein Unloads Some "Deadweight"

Finnish alternative metal quintet Skein released the new album "Deadweight" today via Inverse Records. To celebrate, the band unloaded a video clip of the title track, which you can check out in the player below.

The track list for "Deadweight" is:

1. Seduction
2. Lies Divine
3. Bound (see video clip here)
4. Lies Mundane
5. The Fear is Love
6. Deadweight
7. Mare
8. In Circles
9. The Unknown

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Winds Of Plague Releases Music Video For New Song

Los Angeles metal act Winds Of Plague has debuted an all new music video today for the brand new track "Never Alone." Check it out in the player below.

The clip, directed by Orie McGinness, is the first bit of music we're hearing from the band from the upcoming LP "Blood of My Enemy," which is set to drop on October 28th via eOne. "Never Alone was actually one of the first songs written for this record and immediately became the balance point for the remaining songs that were to be written," says vocalist Johnny Plague. "It's not the heaviest song of the record and it isn't the most melodic song of the record. I wanted this to be the first taste of the new album because I feel it best represents the new music showcasing both the dark symphonic arrangements and the vast range of vocal styles used on the record."

"I have always used WOP music videos as an opportunity to create cinematic shorts. Never Alone is no different. We partnered with Enlighten Creative Studio's to tell the story of a misunderstood woman who has harnessed her inner demons to her advantage. I design and produce haunted attractions for my career so it's always fun when I can bring my two worlds together to create these videos."

The all new effort will be the follow up to the widely celebrated "Resistance" LP released in 2013. Johnny continues, "Over a year ago I started making weekly trips up to a small apartment in North Hollywood on my days off to work on music for WOP with Noah Sebastian from Bad Omens. It was strange at first since past WOP records were worked on in larger recording studio's or rehearsal spaces and now here I am sitting on the floor of this bedroom working on record number six."

Johnny continues, "Although it was different and humbling it proved to be the unedited creative environment we needed for this record. We had no time limits, no 'suits' giving their input. It was just a few friends sitting in a room together, having a good time creating music. Something I haven't been able to experience in a very long time. Sometimes to move forward you have to take a few steps back. I can confidently say this is the most satisfied I have been with a WOP record. I feel producer's Noah Sebastian and Joakim Karlsson have helped us to further develop our unique approach to symphonic deathcore with distinct epic orchestral backed chorus's walking the fine line of brutal and melodic."

Additionally, the band teamed up with artist Pär Olofsson to create the stunning cover art seen below. "'Blood Of My Enemy' takes us back to the iconic samurai theme. The imagery is inspired by a lyric from the title track 'I will give my life on the battlefield, drowning in the blood of my enemy' Which represents to me a 'I will fight to the end' state of mind. Pär Olofsson brilliantly portrays the aftermath of an epic war showing an almost celestial spark of life amongst the carnage."

The track listing for the album is: More...

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Desolate Shrine Details New Album

Finnish Death Metal trio Desolate Shrine will release the new album "Deliverance from the Godless Void" on November 10 via Dark Descent Records. The album's opening track, "The Primordial One," is streaming at the bottom.

It may be Desolate Shrine's fourth album (third on Dark Descent Records) in six years, but the band shows no sign of fatigue on their newest opus. The band continues to erase the already thin line existing between black, death and doom and once again come out of the abyss with their own instantly recognizable style.

Recorded during 2016 with the same core trio since 2011's debut Tenebrous Towers, this new beast, while no less epic than its predecessors (three of the seven songs featured here are at over eight minutes long) is even more textured and tortured while at the same time highly atmospheric. And while a track like "Unmask the Face of False" may be the heaviest and slowest they've ever done, that doesn't prevent "Demonic Evocation Prayer" from being transfigured by hellish blast beats either. Still, as with each of their albums, Desolate Shrine's latest full-length is to be considered like one big entity, almost like a ceremony if you will, one that demands to be experienced from beginning to end without interruption.

The album artwork (shown below) was created by L.L. Dan Lowndes mastered "Deliverance from the Godless Void" at Resonance Sound Studio.

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Primordial One
2. Lord of the Three Realms
3. Unmask the Face of False
4. The Waters of Man
5. The Graeae
6. Demonic Evocation Prayer
7. The Silent Star
8. ...of Hell More...

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Dom Zly Streams Eponymous Single

Polish act Dom Zly released the new single "Dom Zly" off the self-titled debut EP. The title track is streaming now exclusively via Echoes & Dust at this location, or just by clicking play in the player at the bottom. "Dom Zly" is out on October 13th via Unquiet Records.

Dom Zly was established in late Autumn of 2016 in Pulawy, Poland. The inner need to express oneself about everyday realities surrounding us was the main reason for starting this project. The climate of the music is the result of the band members’ common fascination with alternative music and its broad horizons, inclined more towards the heavier or extreme side.

Dom Zly is the crust vision of a degenerated world, condemning the existing order.

The project consists of members of bands such as Kaldera, Hidden World, The Feral Trees, Weedcraft, Panacea and Words Mean Nothing.

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Serenity Tells The Tale Of "Lionheart"

Austrian symphonic metal act Serenity has teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to premiere the new song "Lionheart," the title track of the upcoming new album due to drop on October 27th, 2017 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

On the album, the band states: "Hear us roar!! After we spread Da Vinci's 'Codex Atlanticus' all over the world, which you made one of our most successful records ever, we will now feed your yearnings with another historical masterpiece: 'Lionheart!' Strong, powerful symphonic power metal hymns mixed with emotions from the depth of our souls - follow us into this new era and show us your Lionheart!!!"

One thing is for sure, the band has brought back a key instrument and made it front and center for "Lionheart" - the guitar. Guitarist Christian Hermsdörfer unleashes a riff barrage over the course of the album, but the band still maintains all the symphonic elements fans have come to love. However, with "Lionheart" comes great power, but not from behind...it punches your straight in the face.

"Lionheart" is a collection of songs that tells the tale of Richard I, King and Crusader of England. Though the release doesn't necessarily follow a timeline, the songs are carefully constructed from real events with the music creating the perfect soundscape to tell the tale. Whether it be galloping horses, fierce battles, ships on the ocean in stormy seas - Serenity makes you feel history as you learn it.

The track listing for "Lionheart" is as follows:

1. Deus Lo Vult
2. United
3. Lionheart
4. Hero
5. Rising High
6. Heaven
7. King's Landing
8. Eternal Victory
9. Stand and Fight
10. The Fortress (of Blood and Sand)
11. Empire
12. My Fantasy
13. The Final Crusade

MetalUnderground.com is proud to present - "Lionheart": More...

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Overoth Streams "The Forgotten Tome" In Full

As the clock struck midnight marking another Friday, this one signalled the release of "The Forgotten Tome" from Irish death dealers Overoth. With no less than ten tracks and over 40 minutes of extreme metal laden with orchestration, and artwork from none other than Will Simpson (Game Of Thrones, DC Comics), the quartet’s forthcoming grand opus has finally been released into the public domain after weeks of praise from the metal media.

Now you can hear the album in full - streaming in the player below.

The track listing is:

1. Opus Obscura
2. Sigil Of The Empty Throne
3. Winter Of Iniquity
4. The Keeper (see music video here)
5. God Of Delusion
6. The Forgotten Tome
7. Leviathan Swallowed The Sun
8. Mar The Gates
9. Harbinger Of The End Times
10. Shadows In A Thousand Shades Of Black

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Lovebites Posts Video Clip For New Song

Today sees the release of the brand new video from Japanese rock/metal sensations Lovebites. It’s a single entitled "Shadowmaker" and is taken from the group's upcoming debut full length album "Awakening From Abyss," coming October 25th via Sliptrick Records. This anthem has the lot, 6 awesome minutes of the girls rocking out, soaring vocals, amazing solos and a fist tight backing from the drum and bass section. On "Shadowmaker," the band is firing on every cylinder and if you needed any more proof that Lovebites has arrived, then this is it!

The music for "Shadowmaker" was written by Mi-ya and together with the band, they took care of the arrangement. The lyrics, which were written and sung in English by lead vocalist extraordinaire, Asami. Check it out in the player at the bottom.

Also revealed today, is the full track listing for "Awakening From Abyss," featuring 12 tremendous tracks that are going to simply rock your socks off. Awakening From Abyss (US Edition) is already available for pre-order at iTunes.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Awakening
2. The Hammer Of Wrath
3. Warning Shot
4. Shadowmaker
5. Scream For Me
6. Liar
7. Burden Of Time
8. The Apocalypse
9. Inspire
10. Don’t Bite The Dust
11. Edge Of The World
12. Bravehearted More...

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Meat Train Issues "Block 11" Video Clip

Today, U.K. death metal juggernaut Meat Train is proud to unveil the new video for the song "Block 11." The song is taken from the upcoming new release "Random Acts Of Carnage," which drops on September 29th.

Meat Train has never been afraid to tackle difficult subjects in their music, to say what needs to be said in no uncertain terms. Some things are too important to be kept hidden in the shadows for fear of offending, or of being misunderstood. The horrors committed in the name of the German Third Reich during World War II cannot and must not ever be forgotten. As we wander carelessly into a time where Nazi salutes are insidiously seeping their way into public protests and the term 'Nazi' itself is bandied about with worrying flippancy, Meat Train are here with a stark, brutal reminder of just what the Nazis really stood for.

"Block 11" was written by Meat Train front man Mike Pearson after visiting Auschwitz concentration camp - an experience that left a permanent scar on his soul. More...

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Tarja To Issue Christmas Album

This holiday season, you can expect the unexpected.

Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album "From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)" on November 17th via earMusic.

The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja's classically-trained voice with darker gothic influences.

Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the successful Finnish solo artist puts a sinister spin on traditional songs like "O Tannenbaum," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "Feliz Navidad," reminding the listener of a dark movie score.

Besides covering classic carols, "From Spirits and Ghosts" also features a twelfth track, the brand new original song "Together." This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout, in a brilliant, Tarja-styled manner.

"Producing a dark Christmas album in the middle of the summer is a very interesting process, especially if you are doing it by the turquoise Caribbean Sea," Tarja said. "It's significantly different from the snowy Christmas that I am used to in my home country Finland — another proof that the darkness comes from deep within.

"On this album, I explored the other side of Christmas — the Christmas of the lonely people and the missing ones, the Christmas for those that do not find joy in the blinking lights and the jingle bells."

"From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)" will be issued as a 1CD digipak, 1LP Gatefold (180g, black) and digital download. There will also be a wide variety of exclusive, limited fan items and bundles. More...

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No Amnesty Inks Deal Wtih Xtreem Music

Spanish thrashers No Amnesty has just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of the debut full length album "Psychopathy," due to drop November 14th.

Formed back in 2012 in Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona) with an average age of 15 and currently 20, except new vocalist Albert (also vocalist in Fuck Off) who is 30, No Amnesty began to play its first local shows until in April 2013 when the band recorded the debut EP "A New Order For Attack." In 2015, the band recruited Pol as new drummer and in 2016, due to the departure of bassist & vocalist David, the band welcomed Albert (vocals) and Mija (bass) to complete the lineup as a five-piece.

In early 2017, No Amnesty entered Ax Studios to record "Psychopathy," a 9-song opus of intense, varied, fresh and aggressive thrash metal that follows the steps of local masters like Crisix and Aggression.

More information on the album is expected soon. More...

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Lo! Posts "Locust Christ" Video Clip

October 6th marks the official unveiling of "Vestigial," the impending third full-length from Sydney, Australia-based post-metal/sludge unit Lo! Well-crafted with a larger scope both musically and thematically than previous outings, Vestigial finds the band tighter than ever before boasting a sound that's seismically heavy yet organic, with a mammoth harmonic density behind their stupefying heavy riffs.

In advance of its release, the band premiered the video clip for the new song "Locust Christ" over at Invisible Oranges at this location, or more conveniently in the player at the bottom.

Directed and produced by Lo! bassist Adrian Shapiro, the clip was shot in one day in Sydney with a small crew including a member of Oscar winning company Odd Studio who created the disturbing prosthetics. Odd recently won an Oscar for Mad Max Fury Road.

Relays Shapiro commented: "I set myself some rules for the shoot including that I wanted to shoot everything from the back of the car to increase the claustrophobia and be purely focused on the couple. We had minimal camera position changes and I wanted to do as much of the effects work in camera so basically what you're seeing is what we've shot with a bit of tidy up. I also chose to shoot it during the day as I felt that it made the whole reveal even stranger. The song is unrelenting and I liked the juxtaposition of the regular couple driving their car and then seeing their primal transition starting with a kiss and finally merging together by the end of the clip in the same car."

The track list for "Vestigial" is:

1. Hall Of Extinct Mammals
2. As Fools Ripen
3. Glutton
4. Locust Christ
5. Butcher Birds
6. Bombardier
7. A Tiger Moth's Shadow
8. Judas Steer
9. Bestial Beginnings
10. The Worms Lament
11. Gods Of Ruin

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In The Company Of Serpents Announces Live Dates

Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents will bring its rituals to the stage this November on a mini West Coast tour with Phoenix, Arizona stoner metal act Goya. The journey will run from November 10th through November 21st with In The Company Of Serpents playing a warm up show on November 9th. See all confirmed dates below.

This band's latest live expedition marks the temporary return of founding drummer JJ Anselmi. "JJ and I initially formed the band together in 2011," notes vocalist Grant Netzorg, "and he has graciously offered to step in for this tour, as [drummer] Joe [Weller Myer] and his wife just had their first baby and the timing of the tour just wouldn't work with the commitments of fatherhood. We will be playing mostly material from our new record Ain-Soph Aur, but will also be breaking out favorites from previous releases, including some material from the self-titled debut that JJ and I recorded together years ago."

Confirmed dates:

11/09/2017 Moonlight Lounge - Albuquerque, NM * Soulfly, Harm's Way, Noisem Aftershow Party

w/ Goya:

11/10/2017 Palo Verde - Phoenix, AZ
11/11/2017 Til 2 Club - San Diego, CA
11/12/2017 5 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA
11/14/2017 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA
11/15/2017 The Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA
11/16/2017 Old Nick's Bar - Eugene, OR
11/17/2017 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR
11/18/2017 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
11/19/2017 Highline - Seattle, WA
11/21/2017 Hi Dive - Denver, CO More...

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Reincarnation Brings "The Beginning Of The End"

Spanish brutal death metal act Reincarnation has just a new lyric video for the song "The Reflection of Hate" taken from the acclaimed sophomore album "The Beginning of the End."

The album was issued back in December 2015 via Xtreem Music. Check out the clip here:

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