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Last updated on February 9, 2016 at 1:09 PM ET

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

Lords Of Black Streaming New Song

Frontiers Music Srl will release the "II" album from melodic metal band Lords Of Black on March 18th, 2016.

Today the band premieres the second track from "II" online - check out "Tears I Will Be" below. Pre-orders for "II" are available now at this location.

Lords Of Black is the band formed by singer Ronnie Romero, guitarist Tony Hernando and drummer Andy C. Their vision was to form a metal band with a modern approach blended with catchy, melodic and progressive elements. The new album's track listing is:

1. Malevolently Beautiful (Intro)
2. Merciless
3. Only One Life Away
4. Everything You're No
5. New World's Comin'
6. Cry No More
7. Tears I Will Be
8. Insane
9. Live by the Lie, Die by the Truth
10. Ghost of You
11. The Art of Illusions Part III: The Wasteland
12. Shadows of War
13. Lady of the Lake (Rainbow Cover) (Bonus Track - CD Edition)
14. Innuendo (Queen Cover) (Bonus Track - Digital Edition) More...

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Secrets Of The Sky Breaks Up

Secrets Of The Sky - which released the "Pathway" album through Metal Blade last year - is now breaking up as the members of the band part ways with vocalist Garett Gazay. The group posted this message to fans online:

"Hey everyone, Andy here... Due to recent circumstances, Garett Gazay will no longer be a part of Secrets of the Sky. Ryan, Lance, and myself have decided to move on and start a new project.

"Its been a fucking blast over these last 4+ years and we love each and every one of you who came out to any of our shows. We've met some incredible people along our journey, and made friends with many killer bands. Good luck to all of you who live your lives on the road. Stay true to yourselves and to your music.

"We want to thank Metal Blade Records for all of the help they've given us throughout this last year, plus a very special thank you to Kelli Malella who has bent over backwards for us, probably more than she needed to and more than we deserved. We are forever grateful to you!

"Another special thanks to David Rodgers of Godhunter and Battleground Records. Thank you for helping us with some of the business side of things, but more importantly for all of the times you and Miki let us crash at your house, fed us, and for just being genuinely good people. Someday down the road our paths may cross again. Until then, Cheers! More...

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Lamb Of God Announces Tour With Clutch

This week, Lamb Of God wraps up a winter tour with special guests Anthrax and supporters Deafheaven and Power Trip.

If you didn't get a chance to see Lamb Of God on that trek, you will get another opportunity soon as the band is pleased to announce a next U.S. headline tour, which kicks off Saturday, April 30th and features support from renowned rockers Clutch and heavy metal veterans Corrosion of Conformity.

This of course, is all assuming Donald Trump doesn't get the Republican nomination and Randy Blythe doesn't flee the country.

Throughout the tour, Lamb Of God will perform at several festivals, including Bonnaroo, Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville, Rock'n Derby, and more.

This news comes on the heels of Lamb Of God's recent Grammy nomination for the song "512" in the category of "best metal performance." The 2016 Grammys will take place on February 15th. Catch Lamb Of God live on these dates: More...

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Fallujah Reveals New Album Details

The progressive death metal masters from Fallajuah will release their third full-length album, entitled "Dreamless," on April 29th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. "Dreamless" follows 2014 release "The Flesh Prevails" (reviewed here).

In support of the album, Fallujah will join The Black Dahlia Murder on tour in the U.S. with full date and venue info available here.

This new album was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth), and was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (Devildriver, Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, Black Dahlia Murder, Carnifex) in Orlando, FL at Audiohammer.

Cover art was created by Peter Mohrbacher and the track listing for "Dreamless" will be as follows:

1. Face Of Death
2. Adrenaline
3. The Void Alone
4. Abandon
5. Scar Queen
6. Dreamless
7. The Prodigal Son
8. Amber Gaze
9. Fidelio
10. Wind For Wings
11. Les Silences
12. Lacuna More...

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Dust Bolt Checks In With Studio Video

German outfit Dust Bolt is currently embroiled in recording a third album and the follow-up to 2014 full-length release "Awake The Riot."

Today a new studio progress report video comes online, which can be seen below. This new album is being targeted for a summer release and you can follow the recording process over at Facebook here.

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ForChristSake Parts With Drummer

Roxx Records outfit ForChristSake just issued this statement online about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"Hey folks, just a quick announcement to give you an update on FCS currently. It is with regret that we say goodbye to our long term drummer Ignatios.

"We wish him all the best with his future musical and spiritual endeavors. A massive thank you to all of our fans around the globe for your continued support of the band, we are truly blessed to have you.

"All plans with gigs, festivals and recording are going ahead as planned - exciting times ahead. In the next few months, we will have a new EP released. There also appears to be two Facebook pages for the band, this one is our official page. Lastly, for our Dutch fans - we'll see you in March!! More...

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Revolver's "Hottest Chicks" Issue Arrives

It's an issue some think should be forever scrapped for sexist overtones and focusing on entirely the wrong aspects of musicians, while others eagerly await its arrival every year... the "hottest chicks in hard rock" issue of Revolver is here!

Cristina Scabbia has landed the cover feature slot for this year's issue, which is on-stands everywhere now. This marks a record third time she has graced the front cover of Revolver.

The new issue features an exclusive look into Cristina’s life and can also be picked up online right here. Scabbia states:

"The photoshoot for the new Revolver cover was one of the coolest I've ever done, not only because it was inspired by Suspiria (an Italian horror movie directed by the horror master Dario Argento), but also because the whole working team were been simply incredible.

"From Jimmy Hubbard (the photographer), who build up a panel that resembles the colored glass windows you see in the movie itself (and made me feel so comfortable during the whole working day) to the beautiful make-up artist and the stylists.

"I can't thank enough Sammi, Jimmy and the Revolver crew for being so cool with me and Dan Epstein for the cool interview! I'd do it all again tomorrow!" More...

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Earthside Premieres Epic Drum Playthrough

Connecticut's cinematic and progressive outfit Earthside released the stunning debut album "A Dream In Static" last year (still streaming here in full if you haven't heard it), the strength of which sees Earthside joining Leprous on tour this coming April.

Today we're giving you another look at a track from that album with an exclusive premiere of an epic drum playthrough video for “Mob Mentality” single.

Featuring video filmed, directed, and edited by Mike Magilnick of Watching Earth Productions, catch Ben Shanbrom performing the song below. Ben also had this to say:

"I almost had a nervous breakdown learning ‘Mob Mentality.’ Earthside songs most often come together in a democratic and organic fashion - we start with our individual ideas and build around each other, allowing each member to make his mark and play to his individual strengths. That is not at all how this song worked out!

“Jamie (our guitarist) wrote almost every section of this track - from the orchestration, down to the cymbal accents. Everything had to lock and flow in a very specific way to allow all of the elements to work together in harmony (or intended dissonance). Most crushing of all was the fact that Jamie programmed most of the demo drum parts in Logic without my consultation, resulting in more than a few sections that both delighted my ears and crippled me with despair! More...

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Criminal Preaches The "Shock Doctrine"

Set to release new full-length "Fear Itself" on March 11th worldwide via Metal Blade Records, Anglo-Chilean thrashers Criminal today unleashes the album's second single "Shock Doctrine." Listen in through the player below, provided courtesy of NoCleanSinging.

Criminal vocalist/guitarist Anton Reisenegger comments: "I think this track encompasses everything that defines Criminal: the groove, the speed, the melody and the aggression. The lyrics deal with the way politicians use certain events to instill fear in the population, be it a terrorist attack, an economic crisis, or just lately the refugee crisis, in order to be able to put new policies in place and tighten the grip on the very people they are supposed to be protecting."

Recorded at Criminal bassist Danny Biggin's HVR Studios in Suffolk with a "no bullshit" approach to recording, the band purposely avoided the vices of modern metal production such as samples, quantizing and amp simulators.

The striking artwork by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Mayhem, etc.) perfectly represents the bleak, dystopian atmosphere of the lyrics, which denounce warmongering, misinformation, exploitation and other ills of modern society. More...

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Lift The Medium Premieres "Mastermind"

Formed in 2013, hard rocking Ohio outfit Lift The Medium originally released the "Mastermind" album the next year, getting a solid 800 copies out into the hands of eager fans solely through live shows.

With a sound that brings to mind some of the best of Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, or Velvet Revolver with touch of the heavy thrown in for good measure, its no surprise word of mouth saw that self-released effort go so far and wide.

Fast forward to 2016 and now a proper deluxe edition of the album is set to arrive on a wider scale this coming March 11th.

Recorded and Mastered by Joe Viers at Sonic Lounge (except for "In The City" recorded by Chris Schmidt/Shepherd's Pie Recording), the deluxe version includes new artwork and a bonus track called "Fact of the Matter."

Now ahead of that new version's release we're stoked to be premiering the title track online in advance - check out "Mastermind" below, and you can also follow Lift The Medium's latest antics at Facebook here. The full track listing is: More...

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In Dying Arms Streams New Song "Skeleton Queen"

In Dying Arms premieres a new song entitled "Skeleton Queen", taken from the upcoming new album "Original Sin", which will be out in stores April 1, 2016 via Tragic Hero Records.

Check out now "Skeleton Queen" below.

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Nightmarer Posts New Song "Ceremony Of Control"

Nightmarer - featuring members of The Ocean, War From A Harlots Mouth & Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky - premieres a new song titled "Ceremony Of Control", taken from the upcoming new EP "Chasm", which will be out in stores May 01st.

Check out now "Ceremony Of Control" below.

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