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Last updated on October 6, 2015 at 12:02 PM ET

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Bombus Announces Album, Tour With Clutch

2014 has been a busy year for Gothenburg, Sweden's Bombus. It started with a European tour supporting Monster Magnet, continued with a nice run of summer festivals including Download (UK), Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park (Germany), and Tuska (Finland), followed by several months of studio work to record the successor to "The Poet And The Parrot." For Bombus the year will end with another great tour.

The band comments: "Just stumbled out of the studio with a hot new album in our hands! This one is a monster! Packed to the brim with all that is heavy, melodic and weird! It's called 'Repeat Until Death' and is everything a new Bombus album should be and then some! We will kick it all off with a tour in direct support of the mighty Clutch! And what could be more appropriate than to celebrate this with a brand new track? Well how about that? Over n' out!"

Jens Borgen (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, etc.) mastered the new opus "Repeat Until Death" that is scheduled for worldwide release through Century Media Records on February 26, 2016. The first song will be premiered in two weeks.

The band also officially welcomes to the fold new bass player Ola Henriksson (ex-Witchcraft, ex-Troubled Horse) by commenting: "We got to know Ola a few years ago. So we already knew he was a talented musician and a great guy. A perfect match obviously and we're glad to have him aboard The Bombus Bonanza!" More...

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Demonical Posts "To Become The Weapon" Video

The Swedish old-school death metal tyrants from Demonical have released a brand new video for the track "To Become the Weapon," taken from latest EP, "Black Flesh Redemption," which is out now on Agonia Records. The clip was filmed during the band's summer festivals and live shows in 2015. Check it out below.

Produced and mastered by vocalist Sverker Widgren, the four-track new EP was recorded in two studios: Amplified (drums) and Wing (rest of the instruments) between January and February, 2015. The cover artwork was created by Kontamination Design.

"Basically, the new material continues where 'Darkness Unbound' left us," explains bassist Martin. "However, with a slightly new course to explore when it comes to the musical and visual formula of the band. But all you loyal followers - old and new - rest assure, we are still talking about the finest form of pitch black old-school Stockholm-style death metal that will hit you viciously and victoriously bringing you one step closer to a cleansing redemption." More...

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Archspire Headed To Mexico

Having just wrapped up a tour with Revocation, technical death metal force Archspire now announces a first-ever tour of Mexico.

Archspire will perform in Monterrey, Mexico City, and more starting on October 8 - a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. The band also comemnts:

"Hey Mexico! We are coming south of the border to tear shit up! Check out the dates below, its our first time so let's make it special!" More...

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Aktaion Streaming "Throne" Album

Sweden's Aktaion just released the "Throne" album, which can be heard in full through the player below.

"'Throne' is in a lot of ways an album done backwards.” The journey that guitarist Francis Larsson has traveled since the inception of Aktaion in 2010 has been long and confusing, involving much in the way of writing and rewriting material, especially once you factor in the three other musicians brought onboard.

The album has undergone many evolutions, and keyboardist Jonatan Ney recalls one such example: “When Francis invited me to the project, I was to be the keyboardist of the band. I remember him bringing finished songs to me, written for two guitars, packed with interesting riffs and licks. The problem for me was to bring all these parts to the keyboard. Some riffs just ain't meant to be played with keys.”

The solution was to create whole new melodies to complement the riffs, but “in the end we felt that the sound became too symphonic. So I saddled up with my guitar instead, rearranged most of keyboard themes, and rerecorded them. The sound was so much more in your face, and the melodies really brought the songs to life.” More...

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Everthrone Seeks "Conciousness"

South Carolina progressive metal act Everthone has returned with the sophomore release "The Dawning," which is set to drop via Divebomb Records on October 30, 2015. The band has granted Metal Underground.com the exclusive premiere of the music video for the new track "Consciousness," which you can check out in the player below.

Looking to capitalize on the acclaim of the debut album "Evil Tongues," Everthrone has teamed up with producer Don Debiase of Lava Room/Studio D in Cleveland, OH, and has sculpting 10 new tracks that beautifully showcase an innovative and bold new approach to the band's dark wave-driven metal.

With "Consciousness," the band does more than symbolically break chains - they step up their already high expectations. With the unique style of vocalist Russell Plyler backed by stellar musicians Nevin McKeown (guitars), Jeremy McKeown (drums), Chris Carland (keyboards) and Daniel Carner (bass), Everthrone will truly turn heads with the break out release "The Dawning." In speaking with Chris Carland, the band feels that this album best represents the true sound of Everthrone - represented in the title "The Dawning" - which they feel is more of a cohesive album, with each song complimenting in styles, as opposed just a collection of songs.

In celebration of the release of "The Dawning," Everthrone will perform the album in it's entirety at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC on November 27th.

The track list for the album is:

1. This Great Expanse
2. Consciousness
3. Children Of A Dying Sun
4. Under A Burning Sky (streaming here)
5. Crimson Gold
6. The Anarchist
7. Loss
8. Masquerade
9. Word Of The Oracle
10. All Things Manifest

Metal Underground.com is proud to premiere the music video for the new track "Consciousness" here: More...

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Millennial Reign Posts "Men Stand Alone" Clip

Texas melodic metal act Millennial Reign - featuring Aska bassist Dave Harvey - released a lyric video for the new track "Men Stand Alone." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Carry the Fire," which is available worldwide on October 30th in CD, LP vinyl and digital formats via Ulterium Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Forever Changed
2. Way Up High
3. Millennial Reign
4. Men Stand Alone
5. Save Me
6. This Day
7. Will you
8. Innocent Cry
9. Not On My Own
10. I'll Try

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