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Last updated on May 22, 2017 at 7:18 PM ET

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Apothesary Announces New Album

Fresh from a successful tour of the western U.S., the Northern California-based death metal/core quartet Apothesary has finished recording a sophomore full-length album. Titled “Accept Loss Forever,” the album has been described by the band as an “ode to suffering” and will be issued by M-Theory Audio on July 7th, 2017.

Taking advantage of a break in the busy touring schedule of his other band Hatchet, guitarist Clayton Cagle and his Apothesary band mates – guitarist/vocalist Jared Eandi, drummer Greg O'Neill and bassist Brittany Shankle – spent much of April on the road in support of 2016 EP “Sensory Overload.”

That was all just a precursor for “Accept Loss Forever,” which Cagle describes as an emotional and cathartic album that painstakingly captures the group's evolution, musically and personally.

“'Accept Loss Forever' is the true definition of 'coming of age,' as some of its material dates back to 2012 – when our average age was just 17 – and spans over half the life of the band,” he explains. “That makes these songs special, because they're the most accurate representation of our growth both as a band and as human beings. Every significant moment of our transition from adolescence to adulthood has a place on this record, and I don't know where I would be right now if I didn't have this outlet to help put life in perspective. It is my hope that the music on this record helps someone else in the same way it helped me, and the rest of Apothesary, to write. We can't thank the M-Theory team more for believing in us enough to make this release a reality.” More...

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Rhapsody Of Fire Posts "Knightrider Of Doom"

A legend continues in impressive fashion as the Italian symphonic power metal kings from Rhapsody Of Fire have re-recorded their biggest classic songs of the “Rhapsody” years (1997 – 2002) with enormous effort and a huge result.

The album was mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan) and will be available on May 26th as a digipak CD & limited colored double vinyl. It also marks the recording debut of new members Viacomo Voli (vocals) and Manu Lotter (drums).

Today the track "Knightrider Of Doom" comes online and can be heard below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn Of Victory
2. Knightrider Of Doom
3. Flames Of Revenge
4. Beyond The Gates Of Infinity
5. Land Of Immortals (streaming here)
6. Emerald Sword
7. Legendary Tales
8. Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
9. When Demons Awake (song streaming here)
10. Wings Of Destiny
11. Riding The Winds Of Eternity
12. The Dark Tower Of Abyss
13. Holy Thunderforce
14. Rain Of A Thousand Flames More...

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Kimberly Freeman Announces New Album

Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll has announced her third solo album, "Secret Lullaby," is set for release on July 1st, 2017. With this album, Freeman is exploring new sonic territories including progressive rock leaning tracks (“Rust,” “Cream and Sugar”), heavy piano ballads (“The Thief,” “Journey Of Art”), and even R&B-inspired beats (“Amnesia”, “The Missing Link”).

Teaming up again with longtime producer and bandmate Jason Rufuss Sewell, the pair have created a magical and colorful collection of songs unlike anything they’ve released thus far.

Jason Rufuss Sewell says, “We spend a lot of time in the studio. In fact, it's our favorite place to be and sometimes we get very creative and make songs that just don't fit in the One-Eyed Doll rock drums and guitar vein. Over the last few years we've been crafting this Secret Lullaby concept and we're both really excited to let our fans hear what we get up to when we don't set any limitations or preconceived notions of what style of music we're ‘supposed’ to make, and just let our creativity flow. One-Eyed Doll is still going strong, and we have some big announcements coming. For now, we hope our fans will appreciate this very special album.”

To coincide with the announcement, Freeman has released a music video for the single “Rust." She explains of the track, “‘Rust’ is the tale of a ship who falls in love with her captain and hopes to keep him with her at sea forever. In his loneliness, the captain loses his mind and follows the sound of a siren, plunging the two to their tragic fate.”

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Ancient Re-Releasing "Trolltaar"

Norwegian extreme metal group Ancient is re-releasing the "Trolltaar" EP (1995) via Sleaszy Rider Records.

This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, with a vinyl edition to also soon be available.

Ancient released long-awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead,” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

It arrived a mere 12 years following previous full-length album "Night Visit." Catch Ancient live on these upcoming live appearances:

7/20 2017 - Gothoom Festival Ostry Grun - Slovakia
12/2 2017 - Into Darkness Festival IV - Leeuwarden - Holland
12/3 2017 - Baroeg Rotterdam - Holland
5/12 2018 - Under The Banner of Black Light Fest - Graz - Austria More...

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Helligators Releases "Born Again" Clip

The Italian southern metal specialists from Helligators today release a new video for "Born Again," taken from the vinyl release, "Back To Life." The band comments:

“This is a diary of our past year, made up of amateur videos filmed by us and our friends and fans. Life on the road, on stage, in rehearsal, in clubs, hotels, home, hanging out, etc.

"Just us and our day to day lives – no filters, no actors and no directors – with a brand new song to accompany it. We dedicate this video to all those who have supported us throughout the years, at all times – good and bad. Always. You give us happiness and we give you rock n’ roll."

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Descend Into Despair Posts New Lyric Video

Romania based funeral doom group Descend into Despair just released first single "Alone with My Thoughts" taken off upcoming studio album "Synaptic Veil." Check out a lyric video for the track below.

"Synaptic Veil" will be released on the 5th of June and is now available for pre-order right here. The band's second effort features 5 long tracks with a total duration of over 55 minutes of introspective haze:

1. Damnatio Memoriae
2. Alone With My Thoughts
3. Demise
4. Silence In Sable Acrotism
5. Tomorrow More...

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Dephosphorus Reveals "Impossible Orbits"

CALVIN: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.

HOBBES: How so?

CALVIN: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day.

This quote from Bill Watterson’s iconic comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes” accurately describes Dephosphorus' intentions. With 6 vinyl releases spanning from 2011 to 2015, the Athenians are embarked on a cosmic quest.

Their concept and aesthetics draw influences from cosmology, astronomy, and science fiction literature, as well as the associated sociopolitical and existential repercussions. The band simply refers to this style as "astrogrind."

“Impossible Orbits” is Dephosphorus’ 3rd album and the band's darkest and more violent effort to date – both musically and lyrically with 9 tracks clocking at under 30 minutes. The album will drop June 15th, 2017 via Selfmadegod Records.

Check out the first excerpt, “Rational Reappraisal,” in the player below. “Impossible Orbits” was recorded and mixed analogically at Unreal Studios while the artwork was hand drawn by Viral Graphics. More...

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Ufomammut Releases "Warsheep" Video

Italian group Ufomammut melds uncompromisingly heavy magic with psychedelic swirls and recently announced news of a new studio recording, "8," which shall arrive on the 22nd of September via Neurot Recordings.

Prior to the release of the "8" LP, Ufomamut today delivers an early extract from the record in the form of a video for "Warsheep," which you can view below. Adding to the video's eerie atmosphere, the setting is in an abandoned villa in Italy, and the surrounding woodland.

The band comments: "It is inspired by the lyrics of the song which in itself is a play on the word 'worship.' The protagonist takes a symbolic journey from the natural human condition to the trappings of the dogmas of society, religion etc. The principle idea being that thought is blind and is caged into the illusion of being free." More...

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Code Orange Posts "Bleeding In The Blur" Video

Code Orange just unveiled an official music video for “Bleeding In The Blur,” taken off "Forever." The video, which was directed by Max Moore, is streaming below.

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA, the "Forever" album debuted earlier this year. Next month Code Orange will kick-off a run of international dates supporting System Of A Down.

Dates get underway June 1st at Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Code Orange will then return to the states this July for a series of festival performances including Chicago Open Air (7/14), Rock USA (7/15), This Is Hardcore (7/29), and Psycho Las Vegas (8/18). More...

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Rotten Sound Posts "Transhmonger"

Finnish grindcore powerhouse Rotten Sound just released an explosive live video for the track "Trashmonger." The video, captured live during the band's most recent tour, is streaming below. "Trashmonger" is taken from Rotten Sound's latest album "Abuse to Suffer." The full track listing is as follows:

1. Lazy Asses
2. Intellect
3. Fear of Shadows
4. Trashmonger
5. Crooked
6. Time for the Fix
7. Slave to the Rats
8. Brainwashed
9. Cannon Fodder
10. Yellow Pain
11. Machine
12. The Clerk
13. Caged
14. Retaliation
15. Inhumane Treatment
16. Extortion and Blackmail More...

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Dorothy Polonium Releases New Video

Finnish group Dorothy Polonium just released a second single and accompanying music video "Secrets of the Deep," following previous single release "Dystopia." These two songs are paving the way for an upcoming debut album.

Dorothy Polonium will also embark on a European tour with fellow Finnish band Escalane, which commences in Prague on May 24th - full details can be found at Facebook here or by following the band's official blog here.

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Moonshiner Releasing Self-Titled Demo

Initiated in Sylhet, which is one of the most important spiritual and cultural centers of Bangladesh, Moonshiner began as a side project by Ruzlan (Necrolepsy) and Muttaki (Psychotron, Necrolepsy) in mid-2016.

This duo invokes the narcotic daemon with intoxicated heavy tones and a stoner doom sound. A two-song, self-titled release is coming June 3rd to introduce the world to Moonshiner.

This demo is just a taste of forthcoming material, which will be an EP featuring both of these demo tracks and new material.

Both of the songs are related to drugs - "Demon Sugar" is about heroin abuse, whereas the track "Never Enough" suggests that no amount of the drug is never enough for an addic.

1. Demon Sugar
2. Never Enough More...

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Arch Enemy Unveils New Album

In March 2017, Arch Enemmy completed the “War Eternal” album cycle with the “As The Stages Burn!” live release, which was filmed and recorded at the band’s massive headlining show at Wacken Open Air.

Now, it is time for the next chapter in the band’s history as Arch Enemy hereby announces the title and release date of forthcoming tenth studio album, “Will To Power,” with a worldwide release due for September 8th, 2017 through Century Media Records.

Shortly after the album’s release, the “Will To Power” touring cycle will kick off with shows in Eastern Europe, Austria, Finland and Russia, to be followed by an extensive North America tour in October / November. A full European tour can be expected in early 2018. Dates will be announced soon!

Michael Amott comments: "After many months of writing and recording in the studio we are delighted to have finally completed work on our 10th studio album, 'Will To Power.' We are looking forward to sharing new music with you soon. We are equally excited to announce the first leg of our 'Will To Power' world tour... Can't wait to play new and old songs for our fans, see you all soon!" More...

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Gene Hoglan Auctioning Off Drum Kit

If you've witnessed a performance featuring world-renowned drummer Gene Hoglan within the past decade or so, chances are you've seen him perform with his Pearl Masters Custom Set utilized on Ozzfest, tours with Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, Unearth, and on Hoglan's first DVD, "The Atomic Clock."

The set was also used to record Strapping Young Lad's "The New Black," as well as records by Tenet, Meldrum, Mr. Plow and Zimmer's Hole. Now, this drum kit can be yours! Hoglan is currently auctioning this kit, which has been featured in Pearl catalogs and Modern Drummer Magazine, via eBay auction.

Partial proceeds from the sale will be donated to The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics in memory of Michelle Meldrum and Death front man Chuck Schuldiner. You can visit the auction page and place bids right here.

Hoglan says, "It's a killer kit, sounds huge... sounds amazing on 'The New Black.' You can really tell when you listen to the album. Some of the proceeds are going to be donated to The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics in memory of Chuck Schuldiner and Michelle Meldrum, so part of it is going to a good cause." More...

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Pig's Blood Announces New Album

Godz Ov War Productions is proud to introduce to you the U.S. bestial death murderers making up Pig's Blood and their absolutely devastating self-titled, debut album.

This act of supremacy contains over 35 minutes of uncompromising sonic violence and will be released exclusively on CD at the end of June, 2017. You can listen to a hymn of hate called "Misanthrope Absolute" below.

The noise was committed to permanent record in February of 2017 by Greg Wilkinson at the mighty Earhammer Studio, while cover artwork was designed by Chris Ellis of Pig's Blood.

01. Misanthrope Absolute
02. Iron Justice
03. Taste the Fucking Poison
04. Torches of War and Retribution
05. Rats (This World is a Sewer)
06. Death March Insanity
07. The Age of Endless War
08. First Step in Making Things Right
09. Deniers of the Root
10. There Will Be No Law More...

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Shadow Of Doubt Streaming "Fade"

As War Records prepares to issue the "No Mercy" debut EP from Texas hardcore outfit Shadow Of Doubt - founded by former core members of Bitter End, Hardside, and more - today the record's "Fade" is issued online.

Check it out at No Echo here. "No Mercy" will arrive on June 2nd as a four-song cassette, a ten-song CD which includes the band's 2014 demo and the track "Deceive," and via all digital platforms.

The iTunes pre-order for "No Mercy" is only $5.99 until release date, and comes with an immediate download of the "Deceive" track. More...

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Gojira Announces Tour With Pallbearer

Gojira just announced North American headline dates with special guests Pallbearer and Oni in support of the "Magma" album. This summer trek is set to get underway July 30th at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA.

The announce comes hot on the heels of Gojira joining Metallica as special guests on the "WorldWired" headlining tour. Below you can see all upcoming, currently announced Gojira 2017 tour dates.

+ With Pallbearer
* With Oni
‡ With Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold
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Adrenaline Mob Posts "Chasing Dragons" Video

Hard rock group Adrenaline Mob today releases a lyric video for new single, "Chasing Dragons," taken from upcoming album "We The People."

Dealing with the growing opiate abuse issue that is having worldwide implications, the video reveals the horrible statistics that highlights this growing problem. Check it out below.

Fans can download "Chasing Dragons" instantly when you pre-order the new album via any digital platforms. "We The People" was self-recorded, mixed and mastered at Orlando's Sonic Stomp Studios and features 13 energetic, fist-raising and foot-stomping tracks.

1. King Of The Ring (watch the video here)
2. We The People
3. The Killer's Inside
4. Bleeding Hands
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Til the Head Explodes
7. What You're Made Of
8. Raise 'Em Up
9. Ignorance & Greed
10. Blind Leading The Blind
11. Violent State Of Mind
12. Lords Of Thunder
13. Rebel Yell More...

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Orden Ogan Releases New Video

Power metal band Orden Ogan today premieres the first video clip taken from upcoming album "Gunmen."

The group’s new music video, filmed for the title song “Gunman,” was once again directed by Rainer “Zipp” Fränzen, who has worked with the band since 2012’s “To The End” album.

“The creation of the 'Gunman' clip was once again real team work.” band leader Seeb Levermann states. "The new Orden Ogan album is set in a dark fantasy Wild West environment, so obviously we had to go to Monument Valley (Utah) to shoot there. There is no other place in the world that is more Wild West. We shot at the classic Monument Valley scenery as well as at the famous John Ford’s Point and also did horseback rides.”

The second extensive part of filming took place in Germany, but also here the band tried something new. “A Western city in an adventure park proved to be the perfect location”, Seeb explains. “Things came full circle here, because we’ve also recorded the drums for “Gunman” there - to be more specific - in the Western Saloon of the Fort Fun adventure park. We wanted to have this huge 80ies snare ambience that you can only get from big rooms. When the Wild West concept took form, we learned about the Saloon (in Fort Fun), did some test recordings there and were totally blown away. The hall sounds amazing and 'Gunmen' may be my best sounding mix so far." More...

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Fall Of Summer Announces More Bands

The Fall of Summer team is proud to unveil three more bands of the 2017 line-up all hailing from separate continents. Festival organizers issued this statement:

"First, let's head to North America, in Canada, to welcome the thrash metal legends Annihilator. Led by guitar virtuoso Jeff Waters since their beginning in 1984, they have gone through the decades and different trends without ever surrendering. Get ready to follow Alice on a trip to Hell!

"Now, back to Europe with Merciless! This cult Swedish band formed in 1986 mixes skillfully death and thrash metal for a result that can only please fans of both genres. Don't miss them, since their show at Fall of Summer 2017 will be their first one in France!

"To finish our trip, let's fly to Africa and land in Egypt, to welcome Crescent, a blackened death metal band formed that will also play in France for the first time. Don't get fooled by their oriental melodies, or you will get crushed by their deadly massive riffs!"

Tickets and full info on the upcoming Fall Of Summer 2017 festival can be found by heading to this location. More...

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Decapitated Posts Drum Playthrough

The Polish metal extremists from Decapitated will drop their seventh album "Anticult" via Nuclear Blast on July 7th, 2017.

Ahead of that release, the band today premieres throttling new song "Never" as a drum playthrough featuring kit minder Michal Lysejko showing off his astounding chops.

Check out the clip below, and the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Impulse
2. Deathvaluation
3. Kill the Cult
4. One Eyed Nation
5. Anger Line
6. Earth Scar
7. Never
8. Amen More...

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Dead Cross Announces North American Tour

Dead Cross, the hardcore band featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), just announced a first run of North American tour dates.

“Everything about Dead Cross screams aggression," said Lombardo. “I have no idea what kind of chaos it will conjure on stage or in the audience... but I know it's going to be a hell of a good time. Really looking forward to hitting the road with these guys."

The late summer outing kicks off on August 10th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif. and includes a stop at Riot Fest Chicago. Tickets are on-sale this Thursday at 10 a.m. local time. More...

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Schammasch Announces New Release

With last year's triple album opus, "Triangle," Swiss avant-garde metal outfit Schammasch gained wide international acclaim and defiantly raised the bar within the extreme metal scene.

This summer, Schammasch will extend uts body of work by adding a new branch - the first in a line of shorter releases entitled "The Maldoror Chants," entirely based on "Les Chants de Maldoror" - one of the 19th century's darkest and most fascinating literary works which would later become part of the foundation of the surrealist movement.

"Hermaphrodite," as the first of these releases will be called, shows a different side of the band's artistic repertoire with focus upon spoken word and atmospheric soundscapes rather than the song by song formula. A new approach to visual aesthetics can be found in the artwork design as well, which presents a hand drawn illustration by Mexican artist / surrealist Héctor Pineda, whilst the layout was completely handled by vocalist/guitarist C.S.R's art project SAROS Collective (also responsible for the audio production). More...

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Warbringer Kicking Off Tour With Destruction

Warbringer's latest album "Woe to the Vanquished" was released March 31st via Napalm Records and the band has been on the road since that release, with no plans to stop anytime soon.

Following a European run, Warbringer returned to North America and will kick off a new tour tonight in Oakland, CA providing direct support to Destruction with Jungle Rot. The tour runs through June 11th in Los Angeles, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Frontman John Kevill comments: "Hey everyone, after returning home from a European tour with Havok, Exmortus, and Gorod, we are making preparations to depart on a USA tour with Destruction, Jungle Rot, Hellbender and Demons Within. We will be trekking around North America for three weeks with this lineup, and leveling everywhere on the way!

"This is a super aggressive bill that promises to be one of the most intense metal shows of the year. This marks our third outing supporting our new record, Woe to the Vanquished, which has had a great response live. Looking forward to the shows and to seeing people mosh, stage dive, and completely go off! See everybody at the show, and remain violent." More...

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Acherontas Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Greece-based black metal outfit Acherontas premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Amarta (Formulas of Reptilian Unification Part II)", which will be out in stores May 31, 2017 through World Terror Committee Productions.

Check out now "Amarta " in its entirety HERE (courtesy of Decibel).

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