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Last updated on October 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
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Third Eye Temple is pleased to announce the release of "Razing the Shrines of Optimism," the new split album from Witchmaster and Voidhanger. The album will drop in December 2016, with an exact date coming soon.
The cover art was handled by Robert A. von Ritter Illustrations with design and colors originated by Mentalporn. In addition, Ihasan Art contributed special calligraphy to this release.
"Razing The Shrines of Optimism" will be available in two editions, both packed in gatefold sleeves. There will be a regular edition as well as a limited 12" colored vinyl edition, with 400 and 100 pieces available respectively. As of this moment, there are no other formats planned for this release. More...
Our quest for old school heavy metal throughout the world has taken to so many places and seen such a variation of music. From the anthems of Turkish heavy metal band Mezarkabul to the Satanic subjects of Behemoth and Vader from Poland, there's literally a whole world of metal music to explore. Only last week, the Sunday Old School column featured Kryptos, arguably India's premier metal band and this week will be quite similar, as we head back to Asia, this time to examine the group many have dubbed "China's first heavy metal band," Tang Dynasty.
Tang Dynasty were formed in 1988 in the Chinese capital city of Beijing by guitarist Kaiser Kuo, bassist Zhang Ju and vocalist Ding Wu, with the former being replaced the next year by Liu "Lao Wu" Yijun. The group began developing their craft and gained attention in 1991 when they released a version of the socialist anthem, "The Internationale" in their native language. The following year, they released their debut album, "A Dream Return to Tang Dynasty," which officially sold over 2 million copies throughout Asia, in addition to the numerous bootlegs circulated throughout the world. It earned some excellent feedback from rock and metal fans the world over, who complimented the musicianship displayed, as well as the clear inspiration of Chinese history and culture. More...
Gothenburg, Sweden's old-school death metal unit Gravebomb debuts a new lyric video for "Sentenced To Beheading", taken from the band's debut album "Rot In Putrid Filth", which was released earlier this year via Bandcamp.
Check out now "Sentenced To Beheading" below.
Atmospheric doom outfit Clouds premieres a new song entitled "How Can I Be There", taken from the upcoming second album "Departe", which will be out in stores November 1, 2016.
Check out now "How Can I Be There" below.