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Last updated on July 31, 2015 at 9:27 AM ET

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Saxon Takes Out The "Battering Ram"

Legendary U.K. metal act Saxon released a music video for the new track "Battering Ram," the title track from the band's upcoming new release. The album is set for release on October 16th via UDR Music.

The title track is also available as a digital single release and if you decide to pre-order the album on iTunes, you will automatically be able to download and stream it straight away.

The band commented: "We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and we hope that you enjoy watching it! Thank you all for your support \m/"

The track list for the album is:

1. Battering Ram
2. The Devil's Footprint
3. Queen Of Hearts
4. Destroyer
5. Hard and Fast
6. Eye of The Storm
7. Stand Your Ground
8. Top Of The World
9. To The End
10. Kingdom Of The Cross
11. Three Sheets To The Wind (The Drinking Song) More...

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Hatchet Takes You To "The World Beyond"

Bay Area thrash act Hatchet unleashed a stream of the new track "The World Beyond." The song will appear on the new album "Far Beyond Lunacy," the band's third long player. The album is set to drop on October 30th via The End Records.

"Far Beyond Lunacy" is the first album to feature new members Joey Karpowicz (ex-Intruder) on bass and Ben Smith on drums. The track list for the release is:

1. Where Time Cannot Exist
2. Living in Extinction
3. Lethal Injustice
4. In Fear We Trust
5. Killing Indulgence
6. Dead and Gone
7. Tearing into Hell
8. Prophet of Delusion
9. The World Beyond
10. Frozen Hell
11. Awaiting Evil More...

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Annihilator Posts Video Clip For "Suicide Society"

Canadian thrash act Annihilator released a new music video for the track "Suicide Society." The song is the title track off the upcoming new release, which is due out September 18th via UDR Music.

In a setting which evokes the atmosphere of a sanitarium (an abandoned East German swimming pool), Jeff Waters and company deliver an incisive, aggressive yet curiously cathartic meditation on the state of our world’s societal consciousness. The video can be viewed in the player below.

The track list for "Suicide Society" is:

1. Suicide Society
2. My Revenge
3. Snap
4. Creepin' Again
5. Narcotic Avenue
6. The One You Serve
7. Break, Enter
8. Death Scent
9. Every Minute More...

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Lachrymose Details New Album "Carpe Noctum"

Greek melodic doom act Lachrymose will issue the new album "Carpe Noctum" on August 28th via Pure Steel Publishing. Pre-orders will be available on August 14th.

The main protagonist in Lachrymose - Blackmass - is well known in the black/death metal scene, as the mastermind of Rotting Flesh. Enhanced by the talented female singer Hel, bassplayer Kerk and Drummer Mancer (also in Rotting Flesh), the band recorded recorded ten darkened doom tunes together with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard). Forged with doom metal elements and powered by sophisticated melodies, the Hellenic quartet mix metal harmonies with high, operatic female vocals. A guest vocal appearance by Therion/ex-Candlemass vocalist Thomas Vikstrom.

The track list is as follows:

1. Precipice of Bliss
2. Fales God
3. Pinnacle of Faith
4. Black Legend
5. My Shadow (A Revelation)
6. Face Of Horror
7. Carpe Noctum
8. In A Reverie (feat. Thomas Vikstrom)
9. Thyella
10. Fade More...

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Valdur Premieres New Music Video

Hailing from Sierra Mountains old-school black metal warriors of Valdur premiere their new music video for "Blessings Of The Goat", taken from their new album "Pathetic Scum", which was released last month digitally and in digipak format via the band's own label Bloody Mountain Records.

Check out now the music video "Blessings Of The Goat" below.

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Conquer Divide Premieres New Music Video

All-female metalcore outfit Conquer Divide premieres its new music video for the track "Nightmares", taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which just hit stores last week via Artery Recordings.

Check out now the new music video for "Nightmares" below.

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Stratovarius Premieres New Lyric Video

Finnish power metal veterans Stratovarius premiere their official lyric video for the song "Shine In The Dark" taken from the upcoming new release "Eternal". The album will drop on September 11th, 2015 (Europe) and September 18th, 2015 (USA) via earMUSIC.

Check out now "Shine In The Dark" below.

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Short Preview Of A New Iron Maiden Song Posted

Iron Maiden is offering a first taste of new music from the eagerly awaited new studio album "The Book Of Souls", which will be released worldwide on September 4th through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). The album was recorded in Paris with Iron Maiden's longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014. The band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.

Check out now the short preview of a new Iron Maiden song below.

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