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Last updated on October 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM ET

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Starbynary Signs With Bakerteam, Posts Preview

Italian power/progressive act Starbynary has signed on with Bakerteam Records for the release of the debut album "Dark Passenger." The album is set to drop on December 1st (EU) and January 20th (USA) through the label. "Dark Passenger" is based on the Jeff Lindsay novel series "Darkly Dreaming Dexter," which was made into the popular television series "Dexter."

The name "Starbynary" is born to the concept of astronomy that describes "a star system consisting of two stars orbiting around their common center of mass." It means that this project is a brainchild of two persons - ex-Derdian vocalist Joe Caggianelli and Niberath guitarist Leo Giraldi - that put all of themselves into the music of Starbynary as "center of mass."

The album features a guest appearance by Symphony X bassist Mike LaPond.

More information on the album is expected soon. The album's cover art and a preview clip of the music can be found here: More...

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Riot V Posts "Unleash The Fire" Preview Clip

New York metal act Riot, now known as Riot V, released a preview clip for the upcoming new release "Unleash the Fire." The album marks the first release since the death of founder Mark Reale. The album features two tracks dedicated to the memory of Reale, including the track "Until We Meet Again," which contains a short in studio clip of Reale's voice and trademark laugh.

"Unleash the Fire" is out in Scandanavia on October 22nd, in Germany on October 24th, in Europe on October 27th and in the USA on October 28th - all via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The track list is as follows:

1. Ride Hard Live Free
2. Metal Warrior
3. Fall from the Sky
4. Bring the Hammer Down
5. Unleash the Fire
6. Land of the Rising Sun
7. Kill to Survive
8. Return of the Outlaw
9. Immortal
10. Take Me Back
11. Fight Fight Fight
12. Until We Meet Again
13. Thundersteel (Live) (Bonus Track)

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Allen/Lande Streaming New Track

Allen/Lande, the collaboration of Symphony X frontman Russell Allen and ex-MasterPlan vocalist Jorn Lande, is streaming the new track "Down From the Mountain." The song is taken from the new album "The Great Divide" - the fourth studio release - which is set to drop tomorrow, October 21st, in North America via Frontier's Records.

The track list for the album:

1. Come Dream With Me (streaming here)
2. Down From the Mountain
3. In the Hands of Time
4. Solid Ground
5. Lady of Winter (see lyric video)
6. Dream About Tomorrow
7. Hymn to the Fallen
8. The Great Divide
9. Reaching for the Stars
10. Bittersweet

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Scelerata Streaming Helloween Cover

Brazil's Scelerata is streaming the track "Twilight of the Gods," the newly recorded cover of the Helloween classic (from the 1987 release "Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. I"). The song will appear on the Helloween tribute album "30 Years of Happiness." The track is available as a free download from this location. It is the first recording since the release of the album "The Sniper" (see review here) in 2012.

The recording is also the first with the band's newest members: vocalist Jonathas Pozo and guitarist Daniel Breitenbach. Pozo is a graduate student of Music Degree at the University Uergas and has been known in Porto Alegre for 15 years for playing in cover bands and as a music teacher. Breitenbach just released his first self-titled solo instrumental album. He is also the guitarist of the band Living Gore and the legendary band Panic. Both musicians debuted with the band at the Motorcycle Rock Cruise 2014 back in March of this year.

Additionally, the song features the band's other new guitarist Daniel Bagesteiro, who began his musical studies on piano at age six and at 14 began studying acoustic guitar and soon moved to the electric guitar.

The three new members round out a lineup that consists of Scelerata mainstays: bassist Gustavo Strapazon and drummer Francis Cassol.

Check out "Twilight of the Gods" here: More...

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