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Last updated on December 18, 2013 at 1:02 PM ET
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8 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Polish outfit Thunderwar has self-released a new EP titled "The Bird of Thunder," and now Metalunderground.com is bringing you the U.S. premiere of the new track "Eagle of Glory." Give it a listen below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Cold as ice, angry as a horde of Viking warriors, and determined like an army fighting for freedom of their homeland: Thunderwar! The band was born in 2013, when four young metal maniacs decided to join their forces to not only pay their tribute to such metal heroes as Bathory, Unleashed, Dissection, or Amon Amarth, but to prove that Poland has again something to say to the metal world, after giving birth to cult acts such Vader or Behemoth.
"Since the very beginning the band decided to work only with the best ones. Debut EP 'The Birth of Thunder' was finally mixed and produced by Wieslawscy Bros from Hertz Studio. The band’s logo was designed by Christophe Szpajdel and the cover artwork for 'The Birth of Thunder' EP was created by Mario Lopez.
"Currently the band is promoting its self-released EP and in the middle of 2014 will enter the Hertz Studio to work on the first, full album, which is foretold to be a step to the next level - higher, than anybody can expect! Thunderwar: Better remember this name, as they are here to stay!" More...
Serenity Defiled has released a new music video for a track off the "Where Chaos Reigns" album, which can be viewed below. The band also comments:
"Well here it is, thrashers! The brand new Serenity Defiled video clip for 'Sands Of Doom.' We think you're really going to like this one, it definitely has the 'epic movie' kind of quality to it. Cheers to Dusk Music Video Production for the great work once again. Enjoy!"
Zimbabwe-based metal outfit Dividing The Element has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:
"Sadly we have lost a brother in arms, Sherlic, as a band member. He has left the country to study in South Africa.
"His schedule is a lot more hectic than he had hoped, and he is unable to travel back and forth between Harare and Cape Town. He will still be involved with the band and he will also continue to be the band’s graphic designer.
"The 3 of us will continue but needless to say it won't be the same without him and we are on the hunt for another guitarist. We wish you the best Sherlic. Much love brother." More...
Progressive metal act Fates Warning premiered the new music video "Firefly" over at Guitar World's website at this location (also streaming in the player below). The song appears on the band's latest album "Darkness in a Different Light," which is available now via InsideOut Music.
Check out "Firefly" here:
Italian thrash act Thrash Bombz will release the debut full length album "Mission of Blood" on January 24th via Iron Shield Records (distribution via Pure Steel Records).
Thrash Bombz is:
Leonardo "Thrash Maniac" Botta - vocals
Angelo "Destruktor" Bissanti - bass
Vincenzo "Vihol" Lombardi - drums
Giuseppe "UR" Peri – rhythm guitar
Salvatore "Skizzo" Li Causi – lead guitar
The track list for the album is:
1. Mosh Tank
2. City Grave
3. Thrash Bombz
4. Human Obliteration
5. Mission Of Blood
6. Command Of Injury
7. Dead Body Hanged
8. Fear Of The Light
11. The Curse
12. Toxic Waste More...
One of the most unusual and charismatic rock acts have announced the release of the latest studio album for January 2014. More precisely: the American quartet Nashville Pussy are set to present their new studio recording "Up The Dosage" on January 21, 2014 in North America, in Germany on January 17, 2014 and Europe on January 20, 2014.
"Up the Dosage" picks up seamlessly where their 2009 release "From Hell To Texas" left off. And what is more: their five-year hiatus seems to have done frontman Blaine Cartwright (vocals, guitar) and Ruyter Suys (guitars) good - all 13 new songs (plus two bonus tracks) sound like they were catapulted into to the public from a fountain of youth, rocking in typical Pussy style. Up the Dosage features the first recordings from new bassist Bonnie Buitrago who took over the bass player duties from Karen Cuda.
Frontman Blaine Cartwright commented on the addition of Bonnie to the band: "Bonnie originally tried out for Nashville Pussy 12 years ago. When we needed a replacement for Karen a couple of years ago, we were lucky that she was available. She's a Southern California native who is a great musician who has given our rock a more solid roll!"
Rick Beato, known for his production work with Shinedown, mixed the album. The first audio sample of the track "The South's Too Fat to Rise Again" is available for streaming via SoundCloud (also heard in the player below).
"The song is about how fucking fat everyone in the south has got. Me included! It's hard to preach about Southern Pride when you can't touch your toes," exclaims frontman Blaine Cartwright.
"Up The Dosage" will be released in the following formats: limited digipak edition (incl. 2 bonus tracks + poster), double gatefold LP edition with colored vinyl, standard version and download.
The track list is:
1. Everybody's Fault But Mine
2. Rub it to Death
3. Till the Meat Falls off the Bone
4. The South's Too Fat to Rise Again
5. Before the Drugs Wear Off
7. Beginning of the End
8. Up The Dosage
9. Taking it Easy
10. White and Loud
11. Hooray For Cocaine, Hooray For Tennessee
12. Pillbilly Blues
13. Pussy's Not a Dirty Word More...
Brazil's Lothlöryen released a new music video for the track "Hobbit's Song." The song appears on the band's upcoming fourth full length studio effort "Some Ways Back Some More" (not to be confused with 2008's "Some Ways Back No More"). The album is expected in 2014 (exact date not yet released) via Power Prog Records.
The video was directed by Bruno Nascimento and co-directed by Leonardo Godde. Footage was recorded at Olivia Restaurante in Poços de Caldas.
Check it out here: More...
Ulterium Records is proud to announce the release of "Collide & Spark", an all-star charity track for sale with 100% of the income going to The Bridge Bunch, an organization dedicated to serving the homeless population of Nashville, TN, in the United States.
The song, which is almost seven minutes in length, is being released under the banner Project Aegis, and was composed by Theocracy vocalist and songwriter Matt Smith. It features vocals by Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind), Henrik Båth (Darkwater), Elin Redin (End of September) and Smith, as well as a guitar solo by Markus Sigfridsson (Darkwater/Harmony).
The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian/Rhapsody of Fire) and designed by Markus Sigfridsson.
The song is available via digital retailers like iTunes and Amazon. Check out a preview clip here: More...