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Last updated on January 29, 2015 at 12:40 PM ET
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8 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Swedish epic doom metal act Sorcerer released a music video for the new track "The Dark Tower of the Sorcerer." The song appears on the upcoming new release "In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross," which is set for release via Metal Blade Records on March 20th.
The track listing is:
1. The Dark Tower of the Sorcerer
2. Sumerian Script
3. Lake of the Lost Souls
4. Excorcise the Demon
5. In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross
6. Prayers for a King
7. The Gates of Hell
8. Pagans Dance
Check out the video here: More...
Get ready for a reign of bloody hell across the earth, mortals! Today The Monolith Deathcult unleashes a new track from the forthcoming "Bloodcvlts" EP.
Listen in below (courtesy of the folks at No Clean Singing). "Bloodcvlts" will be available in North America on March 24th, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Reign of Hell
2. I Conquistador
3. Der Hexenhammer
4. Doom of the Tawusê Melek
5. Hangmen Also Die
7. Die Waffe Mensch RMX
8. Den Ensomme Nordens Dronning More...
Israeli power/melodic metal act Desert released a music video for the new track "Never Regret." The song is the title track of the sophomore full length album, which is set for release on March 30th, 2015 via Raven Music.
The video was directed by Vadim Mechona and can be seen in the player below. The track listing for the album is:
1. Chasing The Pray
2. Assassin’s Fate (see lyric video)
3. Son Of A Star (feat. Alex Zvulun)
4. The Wolf’s Attack
5. Never Regret
6. The Road To You (feat. Infy Snow and Alex Zvulun)
7. 1812 (feat. Ralf Scheepers)
8. Flying Dutchman (feat. Merry Ann Genin)
9. Final Journey
10. Imperial Eagle
Check out "Never Regret" here: More...
The almighty Dethlehem epitomizes RPG melodic death metal, a signature brand displayed on the colossal new album, "Destroyers Of The Realm."
The metal warrior’s flair for over-the-top, gore-tastic, borderline vulgar insanity is taken to new heights with the video for “Mystic Island," which can be seen below thanks to Vice.com.
Typically, Dethlehem’s videos capture epic (and often outlandish) quests for maximum XP. However, “Mystic Island” strays away from that and instead shows four starry-eyed female fans engaging in an ultra-violent battle to the death to prove their extreme devotion to the metal barbarians of Ghorusalem (aka, Pittsburgh, PA).
“This video is an homage to the glory days of the 90s when the boy band reigned supreme,” reveals battle drummer Overlord Brom. “We employed our sexiest dance moves, channeled our inner Zoolander, and found some maidens willing to sacrifice themselves to complete this video. All in a day’s work in Dethlehem.” More...
Concept albums are not new territory in metal by any means. But Northern Virginia's Yesterday's Saints elevate the notion of conceptual metal to a whole other level, thanks to the rich, extensive storytelling and the pummeling metal in "Generation of Vipers." The music is as smart and thought provoking as it is extreme, that's not an easy thing to do. Striking an artful balance is difficult, but Yesterday's Saints make it seem easy.
The current iteration of Yesterday's Saints, who play death-thrash-power combo, has been in existence since summer 2010 and with a self-released EP and some local touring under their belt. They knew that a full concept album was the next step they wanted to take. But they did not go about it capriciously. The decision to go with a concept for the 11-track "Generation of Vipers" was driven by the most important things —the songwriting and careful thought.
The album is assembled like an opera, with three acts, along with an instrumental interlude and outro. It traces the story of Satan, one of the most notorious characters in history, throughout time, from his desire to usurp God's throne to his modern infiltration of mankind to the indication that all of Earth's inhabitants are now his descendants.
The album opens with a flashback and what corresponds chronologically to a third song is actually listed as the first track. The story then resumes from its chronological beginning with the second track. The final song alludes to two theories of the universe: One that asserts we are all a figment of a man's dream, along with the multi-dimensional membrane theory, where the Big Bang Theory was/will be the result of an intersection or collision between our current dimensional membrane and a parallel one.
As a result of either theory, whether "the man" waking up or the collision between dimensional membranes, the end of days is the outcome. Time is then reset again by the man falling asleep again or the explosion of another Big Bang.
The album is out via Draconum Records next week - February 3rd, 2015. Check out our review for the album at this location. Metal Underground.com is proud to present an exclusive stream of the entire album here for you now. So sit back, enjoy and let us know what you think about the debut of one of the more exciting acts to break out the U.S. in some time: More...
Los Angeles', California, metalcore band The Ghost Inside is streaming a new music video "Out Of Control" taken from the album "Dear Youth" released end of 2014 via Epitaph records.
Tracklist is as follows:
02. Move Me
03. Out Of Control
04. With the Wolves
06. Phoenix Flame
07. Dear Youth (Day 52)
08. Wide Eyed
09. My Endnote
10 . The Other Half
11. Blank Page
Just For Fun
Nancy Pagan Animation, the creators of "He-Man Sings Mercyful Fate" video, have returned with another metal-related cartoon "Sons of Northern Darkness", which is apparently going to be a regular series. As you can probably guess from the title, the show is about the black metal veterans Immortal.
The specific premise is as follows: "In the fall of 1995, Black Metal band, Immortal, set out to make a string of music videos for their upcoming album. With little to no-budget, they walked into the woods outside their hometown of Bergen, Norway, never to be seen again. This is their story."
Check out the first episode below:
New progressive and technical death metal supergroup Alkaloid - featuring singer Morean (Dark Fortress, Noneuclid), drummer Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist), guitarists Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) and Danny Tunker (Aborted, ex-God Dethroned), and bassist Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Noneuclid) - has posted another song from their debut album "The Malkuth Grimoire" called "Cthulu".
As reported earlier the band has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in support of their debut album, which ends tomorrow. They’ve already surpassed their goal of raising €12,000, but you should still donate, if for no other reason than to purchase this awesome record HERE.
Check out the new track "Cthulu" below.