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Last updated on July 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM ET

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Dictated Posts New Track "The Basher"

Dictated has launched a second single online titled "The Basher," taken off forthcoming album release "The Deceived," and featuring a guest vocal spot by Jason Keyser from Origin.

Hear the new song via the SoundCloud player below, thanks to the folks at Metal Hammer Germany. Dictated also comments:

"The Basher was the last song written, two days before entering the studio. It has become our personal favourite because it containes all the death metal ingrediënts and a memorable chorus! A special shirt will be printed for this song.”

"The Deceived" is set for release on August 15th via Metal Blade Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Forced Into Dismay
2. This is to All
3. No Absolution
4. The Basher
5. No Mercy For Cowards (streaming here)
6. Dispossession
7. The Deceived
8. Stonebreakers Rising
9. They Live, They Suffer, They Die
10. Rail Of Death More...

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Crimson Shadows Denied Access To The U.S.

Crimson Shadows is set to release "Kings Among Men" on September 1st in the U.K. & September 9th in North America via Napalm Records, but unfortunately the band won't be appearing before U.S. fans anytime soon to support the release.

The Canadian outfit has issued this statement about being denied entry to the country while on tour with Battlecross:

"We regret to inform all our USA fans that we did not gain access to the USA and unfortunately have to drop off that part of the tour with Battlecross and IKILLYA.

"We will still be playing Ottawa Aug. 3, Quebec Aug. 4, and London Aug. 5. We do have plan for a full USA tour once we get back from our European tour and we will also be releasing some album teasers very soon for our new album 'Kings Among Men' out September 9th on Napalm Records. We apologize to all our fans again but it was out of our control."

The remaining dates of the Battlecross tour are as follows (Crimson Shadows only on the August 3rd, 4th, and 5th dates): More...

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Beyond Creation Streaming New Track

Tech-death band Beyond Creation is now revealing the first track taken from forthcoming new album "Earthborn Evolution." Check out the song "Elusive Reverence" in the player below, hosted by Zero Tolerance.

Pre-order info for "Earthborn Evolution" can be found at the Season of Mist shop here, and the album is due out October 24th, 2014. You can also catch the band live on tour with Origin and King Parrot, with dates available after the jump. More...

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Vexillum Announces New Album "Unum"

Italian power/folk metal act Vexillum announced that the third studio release will be entitled "Unum" ("alone" in Latin). The album will contain seven new track and two cover songs and will have a myriad of guest appearances, which include Chris Bay (Freedom Call), Maxi Nil (ex-Visions of Atlantis/Jaded Star), Mark Boals (Ring of Fire/ex-Iron Mask/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian).

The release date for the album has not yet been announced. The track list is as follows:

1. The Departure: Blow Away the Ashes
2. The Jester: Over the Clouds
3. The Sentenced: Fire and Blood
4. Lady Thief: What We Are
5. The Hermit: Through the Mirror
6. The Way Back: The Clash Within
7. The True Beginning: Standing as One
8. Spunta la Luna dal Monte (Tazenda Cover)
9. Run Runaway (Slade Cover) More...

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Kattah Streaming New Single "Apocalypse"

Brazilian power metal act Kattah is streaming the new track "Apocalypse." The song will appear on the upcoming new album "Lapis Lazuli," which is expected for release later this year. The release was recorded At Click Audioworks Studio and was produced by Roy Z and Andy Haller, mixed by Andy Haller and mastered by Maor Appelbaum. "Apocalypse" features a guest appearance by keyboardist Mistheria (Artlantica).

The track listing for "Lapis Lazuli" is:

1. Behind the Clay
2. Inside my Head
3. Apocalypse
4. Alpha Centaury
5. Vetus Espiritus
6. Rebirth of Pharaohs
7. The Hidden Voice
8. Lapis Lazuli
9. A Capoeira
10. Land of God
11. You Will Never Be Dead More...

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Axenstar Signs With Inner Wound Recordings

Swedish power metal act Axenstar, featuring Skyfire guitarist Joakim Jonsson, has signed on with Sweden's Inner Wound Recordings. The band's sixth studio release will be entitled "Where Dreams Are Forgotten," and is targeted for release later this year, with more information and samples expected in late summer.

The band commented: "This is an album we're extremely proud of! The whole band have contributed to the songwriting and we have really taken the time to make sure every song has gotten the attention it deserves. We have gone back to the roots of the Axenstar sound and mixed it with all the new influences we got over the years and it has turned into this great and exciting new album. As always we have recorded the album at Studio Underground with Pelle Saether in charge of the mixing and producing. And of course we're really excited to have been signed to Inner Wound Recordings and to work with them on this release! Make sure to check out our new album "Where Dreams Are Forgotten" later this year!"

Axenstar was formed in 1998 and has released five albums: "Perpetual Twilight" (2002), "Far From Heaven" (2003), "The Inquisition" (2005), "The Final Requiem" (2006) and "Aftermath" (2011). More...

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Strydegor Unveils Artwork & Track List For New LP

Germany melodic death/viking metal act Stydegor unveiled the album artwork and track list for the band's upcoming release "Enraged." The album is the third full length studio release and is expected out this year, though no date has been announced as of yet. More information about the band and release can be found via Facebook at this location.

The artwork design - shown below - was created by Ingo Tauer. The track listing for "Enraged" is:

1. Preludium
2. Final Judgement Day
3. Enraged
4. Zuarina
5. Destiny (Feat. C. Hellmann)
6. Grogaldr
7. Rise of Hel
8. Throughout the Darkness
9. Meereswut (Feat. Askan) More...

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