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Last updated on August 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET

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6 news articles posted today (and counting...)

Wovenwar Streaming Full New Album

Wovenwar is currently streaming the band's debut self-titled album (reviewed here). You can listen to the full release below, or over at the band's Metal Blade landing page.

"Wovenwar" will be released in North America on Tuesday, August 5. You can also catch the post As I Lay Dying project live through the Summer into Winter. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Opeth Streaming "Eternal Rains Will Come"

The second track to officially see release off the upcoming Opeth album "Pale Communion" is now available online for streaming.

Check out "Eternal Rains Will Come" in the YouTube player below, which follows the previous release of the track "Cusp Of Eternity" (you can hear that song at this location).

"Pale Communion" is due out via Roadrunner Records on August 26th, and pre-order info can now be found here.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others More...

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Primordium Premieres New Song

U.S. technical death metal act Primordium is gearing up to drop new album "Aeonian Obsolescence" via Lacerated Enemy Records, and today we are bringing you a head banging first taste of the release!

Prepare to be swept up in "The Incursion" in the player below. Lacerated Enemy Records also comments on the band:

"Primordium is America's best kept secret. The band's mind-boggling technical Death Metal music is among the best. The band keeps it fast and vicious without rendering it unnecessarily brutal and has a sublime sense of catchiness with an undertone of melody but maintaining a firm distinction - the result is some of the best-balanced technical death metal that's contemporary and relevant."

Pre-orders for "Aeonian Obsolescence" are available in physical format here or digitally via Bandcamp. The album is set to drop September 19th, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. A Process Of Becoming
3. The Opaque Semblance
4. The Incursion
5. Esoteric Purification
6. Instrumental More...

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Alestorm Posts "Hangover" Lyric Video

Scottish metal pirates Alestorm released a lyric video for the new track "Hanover" - the Taio Cruz cover that appears on the new album "Sunset on the Golden Age" (see review here). The album is set to be released via Napalm Records on the following schedule:

Today, August 1st: GAS, FIN & BENELUX
August 4th: UK & Rest of Europe
August 5th: USA/CAN
August 6th: ESP/NOR/SWE

The track list for the album is:

1. Walk The Plank
2. Drink (see music video here)
3. Magnetic North
4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5. Mead from Hell
6. Surf Squid Warfare
7. Quest for Ships
8. Wooden Leg!
9. Hangover
10. Sunset on the Golden Age

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Wolfen Announces New Album "Evilution"

German metal act Wolfen will release the fifth studio album entitled "Evilution" on September 12, 2014 via Pure Legend Records (a division of Pure Steel Records). The album is the follow up to the 2012 release "Chapter IV."

The track listing for "Evilution" is:

1. Sea Of Sorrows
2. 50 Dead Man
3. Digital Messiah
4. Eternity
5. The Flood
6. Chosen One
7. Pure-Culture
8. Embodiment Of Evil
9. The Irish Brigade
10. All That Remains Is Nothing More...

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Edge Of Haze Premieres New Music Video

The Finnish outfit Edge Of Haze is gearing up to release new album "Illumine" on August 21st, 2014.

As a teaser leading up to that release, today we've teamed up with the band to exclusively premiere the new "Crushed" music video. The clip, available below, was directed and edited by Markus Hentunen, with additional filming and directing by Olli Kiikkilä.

The "Crushed" track was recorded and mixed by Tuomas Yli-Jaskari (Tracedawn) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and mastering was handled by Acle Kahney (TesseracT) at 4D Sounds in Brighton, UK. You can pick up the single at iTunes. Edge Of Haze also comments:

"In the video we wanted to showcase especially the dystopia theme and empathize the protagonist on the album. We are citizens, barren souls under authority, desperately trying to find light in the surroundings both figuratively and literally.

"The importance of light goes hand in hand between the album (title) and the video. In the video we need to illumine the room of our secret society to be able to escape. In the album it is an individual attempt of taking control over one's own life. Either way the idea of finding yourself, the light, is what we want to signal via the song."

If you like what you hear, you can check out the band's previous album "Mirage" at Bandcamp here. The track listing for forthcoming album "Illumine" will be as follows:

1. Drawn
2. The Pyre
3. Urban Reverie
4. Crushed
5. 3:30 AM
6. Into the Red Sun
7. Unlearn
8. A Storm at the River
9. Rainfall
10. The Newfound Horizon More...

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