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Last updated on January 24, 2017 at 3:08 PM ET

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

Ghastly Sound Signs With Magnetic Eye

Burlington, VT true power trio Ghastly Sound just signed with Magnetic Eye Records so the bass-driven three-piece can unload a self-titled debut EP on February 24th.

Gritty, loud, unforgiving and uncompromising, Ghastly Sound formed around the foundation of TJ Maynard (bass) and Ryan Lewis (drums), childhood friends who began writing songs as a two-piece focused on "volume worship and a love for party riffs."

"We’re incredibly excited to be teaming up with Magnetic Eye Records," says Maynard. "They've been consistently putting out some of the most visually captivating and sonically engaging records of the past few years. We couldn’t be more proud to be involved with a group of people that share our own values so closely and to be associated with such a talent-stacked roster of musicians. We can't wait for this first Ghastly Sound release to introduce people to our unique blend of heavy rock."

1. The Worst
2. Where the Ghosts Hide
3. Cape Buffalo
4. Cuttlefish More...

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Bear Mace Premieres "I Bleed For Vengeance"

A new five-headed monstrosity is headed towards you, and it has the strength of a bear that has the strength of TWO bears!

Bear Mace was born suckling from the same venomous tit that sourced lifeblood to the likes of Bolt Thrower, Massacre, and Death, and now the group is prepping the "Butchering The Colossus" album for release in early March.

The band’s origins date back to 2012, when vocalist Lord Devourer and guitarist Crossbow Death became engaged in a heated debate about the use of guns during grizzly bear attacks on schools (Devourer was in favor of giving the bears guns; Crossbow suggested a 24-hour background check first). Just before blood was shed, the two decided on a more productive, yet equally violent, outlet for their frustrations. Thus began Bear Mace!

No matter which side of the arming bears argument you stand on, you'll want to check out our exclusive advance stream of the third track "I Bleed For Vengeance" culled from "Butchering The Colossus" below.

1. Death Of A Constellation
2. Cyclone Of Shrapnel
3. I Bleed For Vengeance
4. Butchering The Colossus
5. Leave Nothing Here Alive
6. Lord Devourer Of The Dead
7. Wheel Of Despair
8. Anguirus The Destroyer More...

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Cryptic Brood Opens "A Box Full Of Bones"

Germany's most putrid death metal act Cryptic Brood recently revealed cover artwork for debut full-length album "Brain Eater," and now the album-opening advance song "A Box Full of Bones" has come online and can be heard below.

"A Box Full Of Bones" lands online head of the "Brain Eater" impending release date of March 1st through Xtreem Music. The new album's track listing is as follows:

01. A Box Full of Bones
02. Slurping Reeking Slime
03. Urban Coffin
04. Corroded Remains
05. Maggot-Infested Flesh
06. Ridden With Dementia
07. Gorging Severed Pieces
08. Brain Eater
09. Until it Starts to Rot More...

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Sunless Releasing New Album

Minneapolis-based technical/avant-garde death metal outfit Sunless has completed the blistering "Urraca," the band's proper debut album, for independent release this February 24th.

Comprised of bassist Mitch Schooler (ex-Nerves, Modulus), drummer Ben Iburg (Not From Here, The Eye Unclouded), and guitarist/vocalist Lucas Scott (Australis, Pestifere), the band boasts a prominent rhythm section, a scattered assortment of time signatures, interwoven and complex arrangements, and bellowing death growls.

New album "Urraca" was tracked by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in the band's hometown of Minneapolis and mixed/mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York. Nine tracks encompassing a dense forty-four minutes compose the album, while artwork was handled by friend, lyricist, and former bandmate Andrew Notsch (ex-Youwretch).

1. Wishes Fallen On Deafened Ears
2. Gathering At The Skull's Eye
3. Aberrant Clime
4. Born Of Clay
5. Obsidian Wing
6. Windswept Rock
7. The Ancient Ones
8. Magpie
9. Disintegration Of Man More...

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Facedown Fest 2017 Lineup Announced

Facedown Records is gearing up for Facedown Fest 2017, with the label issuing this statement about the lineup:

"We are beyond excited to announce the line-up for the Twenty Year anniversary edition of Facedown Fest happening May 11 - 13, 2017 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. It's an honor to have worked with so many great artists over the past 20 years and we are humbled that many of them are coming back to perform reunions at this years Fest!

"These very special reunions include A Plea For Purging, In The Midst Of Lions, Overcome (Jason Stinson on vocals line-up), Nodes Of Ranvier, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Sinai Beach, xLooking Forwardx, and Hands! The Fest will also include such headliners as Impending Doom, Sleeping Giant, and Gideon along with the rest of the Facedown Family (full line-ups below).

"Tickets will go on sale on February 1st at this location and will include limited edition bundles with exclusive Facedown 20 Year Anniversary items." More...

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Spheric Universe Experience Releasing Live Album

Progressive metal band Spheric Universe Experience is releasing the band's first ever live recording, taken from the last show of of a supporting European tour with U.K. group Threshold.

"Live in London 2016" was recorded on January 24th, 2016 at the O2 Academy Islington in London, UK and will see release almost exactly one year later on January 27th, 2017. After 4 studio albums in 11 years, the French band is super excited to finally share the energy of live performances with the world.

Threshold's live engineer David Sievers recorded the London show for a short yet intense journey featuring iconic Spherical Universe Experience tracks. Jacob Hansen finishing the job and adding his powerful mastering touches to the whole package.

1. The New Eve (Live)
2. In This Place (Live)
3. Septic (Live)
4. Echo's of the Stars (Live)
5. The Key (Live) More...

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Allegaeon Releases "Of Mind And Matrix" Video

Since the release of latest album "Proponent for Sentience" this past September, Allegaeon has shared the stage with the likes of Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth and more at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as joined label-mates Battlecross and Necromancing the Stone for the annual "Winter Warriors" tour.

Today, the group is launching a new video for "Of Mind and Matrix" - the fourth video from "Proponent for Sentience." Directed, edited, and animated by Nick Hipa (Wovenwar), "Of Mind and Matrix" can be viewed below.

Next month, Allegaeon will join label-mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, and Goatwhore for a special USA tour that celebrates Metal Blade Records' 35th anniversary. See below for all dates. More...

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Red Fang Announces March Tour

Red Fang just announced a new round of U.S. tour dates in support of recently released album, "Only Ghosts." Tickets are on sale this Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. pacific/12 noon eastern. Big Jesus will open on all dates except Billings and Spokane.

March 3 Sacramento, CA Goldfield
March 4 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
March 5 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
March 6 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
March 8 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
March 10 Ft. Collins, CO The Aggie
March 11 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
March 13 Billings, MT Pub Station
March 15 Spokane, WA The Pin More...

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Tokyo Motor Fist Streams New Song

Tokyo Motor Fist - the collaboration between Danger Danger singer Ted Poley and guitarist/producer Steve Brown of Trixter - released another new song from the self-titled debut album that drops on February 24th via Frontiers Music Srl. Check out "Put Me To Shame" in the player below.

1. Pickin' Up The Pieces
2. Love Me Insane
3. Shameless (song streaming here)
4. Love
5. Black And Blue
6. You're My Revolution
7. Don't Let Me Go
8. Put Me To Shame
9. Done To Me
10. Get You Off My Mind
11. Fallin' Apart

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Blood Moon Sets Vinyl Release For Debut LP

Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets March 24th as the international release date for Blood Moon's debut album, "Through the Scarlet Veil," on vinyl LP. Originally released last year on CD and cassette formats by different labels, Blood Moon's first manifestation is a grand one - mystical, spectral black metal of an authentically classicist hue and with an ecclesiastic aura - and so grand, in fact, Iron Bonehead had no other option than to release this monument on double-LP vinyl.

At once familiar and foreign, "Through the Scarlet Veil" is draped in a nightsky aura that will immediately remind of many lost classics from black metal's early '90s wave, and yet it's equally suffused with a passion and poignancy that puts it on another level altogether. And although Blood Moon's origins and membership remain a mystery, the sprawling expanses of salacious splendor they weave across "Through the Scarlet Veil" shall serve as their first blight upon the white light of existence, and the only metric by which they shall be presently judged. For the future is grim, and also wide open...

A statement from the band reads: "The Circle of Blood Moon was created in the Scarlet Night of Blood Moon/Full Moon on the 28th of September 2015 with the purpose to Manifest and Praise the Luciferian Principles. Through this Scarlet Veil, we invoke the Sacred Entities using the Traditions of Our Forefathers and Ancestors. Hail Lucifer."

The album's artwork and track listing are as follows:

1. I.V. - Fires of Manifestation
2. The Seven-Rayed Star
3. Sacred Flame - Awakening of the Ancestors
4. G.N.O.S.I.S.
5. IAO - In the Coils of the Serpent
6. S?T - Chaos in Order
7. O Grandest
8. Psalm of the Nameless - Thy Kingdcome Come More...

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Thrash Bombz Announce New Album

Italian thrashers Thrash Bombz will release the new album "Master Of The Dead" on March 3rd via Iron Shield Records (distribution via Pure Steel Records). The album is the sophomore full length record and follow up to the debut "Mission Of Blood" (2014) and follow up EP "Dawn."

The track listing for "Master Of The Dead" is:

1. Condemned To Kill Again
2. Ritual Violence
3. Master Of The Dead
4. Curse Of The Priest
5. Black Steel
6. Taken By Force
7. Evil Witches
8. Evoking The Ghost
9. The Avenger
10. Call Of Death More...

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Halcyon Way To Enter Studio For New Album

Atlanta metal act Halcyon Way is set to begin the recording process for the follow-up release to 2014’s Billboard charting album, "Conquer" (see review here).

The band will be heading to Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, Florida on January 27th to complete the drum tracking, with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, Death Angel, Whitechapel) at the helm. This is the band’s first recording with new drummer Aaron Baumoel and the record should be released by Fall of 2017.

Guitarist Jon Bodan commented: “The band is super hyped about our new material. We wrote about 27 songs, somehow pared it down to 17, and we will choose from that group what makes the final cut. The new songs are very heavy, very catchy, and very thrashy. We’ve spent a lot of time on the road over the last few years and we think they’re going to go over great not only on the album but live as well. Aaron has been killing it in preproduction and we think the fans are going to love what he brings to the table as a drummer." More...

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Aborym Streams New Album In Full

Italian industrial/electronic metal act Aborym is streaming the new album "Shifting.Negative" in full, which you can enjoy in the player below. The album drops via Agonia Records tomorrow, January 25th.

The track list for the album is:

1. Unpleasantness
2. Precarious
3. Decadence in a Nutshell
4. 10050 Cielo Drive
5. Slipping Through the Cracks
6. You Can't Handle the Truth
7. For a Better Past
8. Tragedies for Sales
9. Going New Places
10. Big H

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Apophys To Record Sophomore Album In Feburary

After a successful European tour with Vader, Hate Eternal, Threat Signal and Lord of War, Dutch death metal band Apophys is ready to record the sophomore album and follow up to the highly acclaimed debut "Prime Incursion," which was released by Metal Blade Records in 2014.

The band will hit the studio in February to begin recording drums with producer Yuma van Eekelen (Exivious, Pestilence). The album is set to be mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance).

Vocalist Kevin Quilligan commented: "We are incredibly excited for our second album. We have been working very hard to get all the tracks ready and I can’t wait to get started. This album will show a more varied and dynamic side of the band, as well as sticking true to what we love. With Yuma and Stefano on board I’m sure the result will be immense."

The album artwork and title will be released soon but in the meantime, make sure to follow the band for frequent updates. More...

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Rise To Fall Issues New Video Clip "The Refuge"

Spanish modern melodic death metal act Rise To Fall issued a new music video for the song "The Refuge." The song appears on the band's latest release "End Vs Beginning," which is available now via Coroner Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Amoderndeath Signs With Truth Inc Records

Truth Inc Records announced the signing of Australia's Amoderndeath to the label roster. Offering a unique sound that is both groove driven riffing that collides with monlithic doom, the South Australian act is currently working on a debut album for the label.

Amoderndeath has shared the stage with bands such as King Parrot, Psycroptic and Departe and has been featured on events such as The New Dead Festival and Heavy SA. Truth Inc will be working with the band to crush the stage across Australia in the coming year.

Stay tuned for an update soon. More...

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Ayreon Unveils Track Listing For "The Source"

Ayreon revealed the track listing for the upcoming new album "The Source." The band has yet to reveal the release date and impending pre-order information.

Vocal guest appearances for "The Source" include: James Labrie (Dream Theater) as "The Historian"; Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me) as "The Chemist"; Simone Simons (Epica) as "The Counselor"; Michael Mills (Toehider) as "TH-I"; Floor Jansen (Nightwish) as "The Biologist"; Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) as "The Astronomer"; Tobias Sammet (Avantasia/Edguy) as "The Captain"; Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus) as "The Diplomat"; Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind) as "The Prophet"; Zaher Zorgati (Myrath) as "The Preacher"; Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder/Kamelot) as "The Opposition Leader"; and, Russell Allen (Symphony X) as "The President."

The track listing for "The Source" is:

Chronicle 1: The 'Frame
1. The Day That The World Breaks Down
2. Sea Of Machines
3. Everybody Dies

Chronicle 2: The Aligning Of The Ten
4. Star Of Sirrah
5. All That Was
6. Run! Apocalypse! Run!
7. Condemned To Live

Chronicle 3: The Transmigration
8. Aquatic Race
9. The Dream Dissolves
10. Deathcry Of A Race
11. Into The Ocean

Chronicle 4: The Rebirth
12. Bay Of Dreams
13. Planet Y Is Alive!
14. The Source Will Flow
15. Journey To Forever
16. The Human Compulsion
17. March Of The Machines

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Satan Worship To Release "I Am The Devil"

The release date for the full length debut from Satan Worship entitled 'I’m The Devil" will be March 10th via Pure Steel Records. The pre-order phase will start on February 24th, 2017 in Pure Steel Records' webshop.

Satan Worship is a union between members of Brazil's Sodomizer and Morgoth drummer Marc Reign. In 2015, the band issued the demo tape "Poison And Blood" via Khutulu Records and it featured two tracks: "Under Sign of The Reaper" and "The Last Days Of John Paul Knowles." Between 2014 and 2016, the band recorded "I'm The Devil," which features eight tracks of pure "satanik metal!"

The track listing for "I'm The Devil" is:

1. Holy Blasphemy
2. I'm The Devil
3. Azrael's Hand
4. The Girls Of Manson Family
5. Satanik Possession
6. Zodiac Overkill
7. The Black Flame
8. Black Death
9. Under Sign Of The Reaper
10. The Last Days Of Paul John Knowles More...

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Sacrilege Issues Video For New Song "Lies"

NWoBHM band Sacrilege released a video for the new song "Lies". The track will appear on the band's upcoming new album "The Court Of The Insane." The album is the follow up to the 2015 release "six6six."

The song version used for the video is a bit different from the one set to appear on the new album. Stay tuned for details of "The Court Of The Insane," which will be made available soon.

Check out "Lies" here:

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Vescera Posts "Beyond The Flight" Teaser Clip

Vescera - the new band featuring Obsession lead vocalist Michael Vescera (ex-Loudness/ex-Yingwie Malmsteen) and ex-members of Nitehawks - issued a preview clip for the upcoming debut record "Beyond the Flight." The album is scheduled for release in April via Pure Steel Records, with the exact date to be announced.

The five minute preview presents clips from a number of new songs along with revealing the cover artwork. Check it out here:

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

Check out the entire 2017 line-up below: More...

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Grave Plague Streaming Entire 2-Song Demo

Cleveland death metal band Grave Plague is streaming the band's two-song demo "The Infected Crypts" in full. The demo was digitally released on January 12 by Redefining Darkness Records and Give Praise Records.

Check out now "The Infected Crypts" in its entirety below.

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Scordatura Premieres New Song & Lyric Video

Scottish death metal unit Scordatura premieres a new song and lyric video entitled "Servants of Entrapment", taken from the upcoming new album "Self-Created Abyss", which will arrive in stores on March 24th via Gore House Productions.

Check out now "Servants of Entrapment" below.

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Crystal Fairy Debuts New Self-Titled Track

Crystal Fairy (At The Drive-In, Melvins, Etc.) debuts the title-track of the band's upcoming self-titled album "Crystal Fairy", which will be out in stores February 24 via Ipecac Recordings.

Check out now "Crystal Fairy" below.

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Advent Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

North Carolina's Advent premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Pain And Suffering", which will be out in stores on January 27th via Bridge Nine.

Check out now "Pain And Suffering" in its entirety below.

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Slipknot Posts Fan-Filmed Live Video For "Killpop"

Slipknot shares the following fan-filmed video showcasing a performance of the band's track "Killpop", which was captured during Slipknot's performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO back on August 19th of 2015. The band invited the audience during the show to film the song and submit the footage.

Check out now the final edit below.

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