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Last updated on March 29, 2015 at 1:21 PM ET

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

Can't Wait Forever Streaming New Single

Can't Wait Forever has a new single out now and available for streaming, taken from the upcoming album "Crown Of Emptiness." Check out "The Code" below.

"Crown Of Emptiness" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jacek "Jaq" Moroziewicz, while the clip below was crafted by Grimheart of Milosz Z. Artwork.

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Ravenscry Posts "Alive" Video

Ravenscry has a new music video out now for "Alive," taken off 2014 album "The Attraction of Opposites."

The video - available below - features special guest Ruben Paganelli on soprano saxophone. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Luxury of a Distraction
2. The Witness
3. Missing Words
4. Alive
5. The Big Trick
6. Touching the Rain
7. Cynic
8. Living Today
9. Third Millennium Man
10. Noir Desire
11. Ink
12. Your Way
13. Realies
14. Alive (Rawful Remix) More...

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Dwell Streams Full Album Online

Doom / death juggernaut Dwell's latest album "Vermin and Ashes" has now been made available online for streaming in full - listen in below.

You can pick up "Vermin and Ashes" physically through Hells Headbangers here or digitally at Bandcamp. The album's track listing is:

1. A Collapse Sublime 06:04
2. Pathless And Dormant 05:24
3. Vermin In My Arteries 06:05
4. Plunging Into Ash Tombs 06:59
5. Become the Void 04:22
6. Perditions Mire 07:57 More...

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The Burial Chamber Releases New Album

The Burial Chamber's first full-length studio album "Turbulent Circle" was just released on March 23rd, 2015 and now all the tracks are available online for streaming below, or over at Bandcamp here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Turbulent circle 01:28
2. Sometimes 03:46
3. Fuckinsaurus 04:08
4. Dying breath 05:30
5. It's not my fault 03:42
6. Selfmurder 02:46
7. Built in Belfast 03:50
8. Scars 03:38
9. Aeons 03:50 More...

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Re:inanimate Posts Guitar Playthrough

Plasencia, Spain-based band Re:inanimate just released a guitar playthrough video clip for the new song "Hadron." Check it out below, or follow the latest on the metal group by heading over to Facebook here.

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YDI Streaming Tracks From Discography Release

Southern Lord has activated several tracks from the label's upcoming vinyl discography collection from Philly hardcore icons, YDI, as the deluxe reissue nears release in early April.

Spanning different eras of the infamous crew's random lineage and discography, the tracks "Black Dust," the demo version of "8th Man," and the band's namesake track, "Why Die?," are now playing via the Bandcamp player below.

Pre-orders are also now up for the 2xLP document, which contains every known recording of the band, as well as a 10"x10" full color photo book with tons of never before seen images from the band's existing recorded era. More...

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Entrospect Releases New Single

After releasing a first full-length titled "Inverse Polarity," Chilean outfit Entrospect returns now with a new single available for free download.

"Awakening" heralds an upcoming second full-length album to be released later this year via Australis Records. Listen in below, or download your own digital copy of the single at this location.

"'Awakening' is a single that marks a before and after of the band" states Entrospect's Luis Caro, adding "It has been a while between the composition of our first album and because of the internal changes in Entrospect such as the departure of out drummer Alvaro and the inclusion of Guillermo Pereira, besides the consolidation in a 100% of Sebastian as a new stable front man and now part of the band, is that this new material comes with more aggressive marks without losing the technique that characterize us." More...

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The Crotals Streaming "Lipstick On A Pig"

With the official release of The Crotals’ first full-length record “Fuel! Flames! Blast!” just one week away, today the Swiss sludge/stoner-rock trio unveils a brand new track from the release.

Check out "Lipstick on a Pig" below, and you can also see the previously posted video for "Never Sorry" at this location.

Featuring current and former members of Favez and Toboggan, Swiss sludge/stoner-rock trio The Crotals will release debut full-length album “Fuel! Flames! Blast!” on April 3rd via Tenacity Music. More...

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3 Way Greek Black Metal Split Announced

Three Greek black metal bands have joined under a common cause; to create not just a split recording that conveys comradeship but also a conceptual album, unified by the idea of the Three Fates (Moerae) of Greek mythology (Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos).

"Moerae" are the incarnations of destiny: these three archetypal entities coexist as one and at the same time as separate rulers of mortality. Creating, spinning, disposing, and cutting the thread of life, they hold the balance into the natural circle of eternal laws.

The split features 50 minutes of music divided in three songs, one from each band, one for each Fate. "Moerae" features black metal that is multidimensional, deep and forward-thinking.

"Moerae" is to be released in vinyl (300 copies, black vinyl, gatefold cover) by Ill Damnation Productions in June 2015. The album is also available now digitally at this location. The track listing is:

1. Clotho (by Awe) 17:00
2. Lachesis (by Vacantfield) 16:57
3. Atropos (by End) 16:33 More...

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Golers Releasing Charity Compilation

The crossover thrash powerhouse known as the Golers have just released a digital compilation in conjunction with Dewar PR. The purpose of the album is to raise funds for Margriet Tan, the wife of Geoff Tan (the original Golers bassist), who was diagnosed with cancer.

The album consists of 11 tracks by some of the best up and coming underground metal acts and includes an exclusive track from the new project from Daniel Jackson of Void Ritual.

All proceeds will go to assisting the Tan family. The compilation is available as a "pay as you want" download with a minimum purchase of $3 USD. Contribute to the charity release and pick up your copy of the album at this location.

The Golers will also be playing a benefit show on April 11th in Vancouver to help raise money for the Tan family. The show will be held at Funky Winkerbeans. More details on the show can be found here. The compilation's track listing is:

1. The Golers - In 'n' Outlaws
2. The Golers - Alcoholics Unanimous
3. Desu - Super X III: Ice Weapon
4. Order of the Dead - 322
5. Twilight Fauna - Old Tears, New Fires
6. Zoxim - Zoxim-Fire
7. Dog Head - Abomination
8. Mad Trapper - Burning Moth
9. Six Of Swords - Separation at the Seams
10. Nocturna - Cast Assured
11. Yeti On Horseback - Psycho More...

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Black Witchery Releasing Split With Revenge

Fifteen years ago, Black Witchery and Conqueror, both still virtually unknown outside of a small cult of maniacal blasphemers, united for the split release entitled "Hellstorm of Evil Vengeance." Exploring a style that few North American bands dared approach at that time, Black Witchery and Conqueror inherited their extremist tendencies from the likes of Blasphemy and Sarcofago, among others. Looking back, the release can now be regarded as something of a statement of intent in that it signified the establishment of a second wave of bestial black metal.

Although external circumstances would necessitate the termination of Conqueror’s mission immediately following the release of the split, J. Read continued treading the path of the Superion with Revenge, and R. Forster was initiated into the ranks of Blasphemy. Black Witchery also persisted through the years.

Since the split release in 2000, Black Witchery and Revenge have shared numerous stages all over the world and maintained a united front within the underground. Now they team up again for a new slip coming via Nuclear War Now! Productions.

The three tracks on this record from Black Witchery herald the arrival of new guitarist Alal'Xhaasztur (of Nyogthaeblisz, Hellvetron, and Nexul) alongside core members Vaz and Impurath. More...

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Mudvayne Members Form Audiotopsy

A powerhouse new band is about to emerge on the hard rock/metal scene: introducing Audiotopsy, featuring guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne, Hell Yeah), drummer Matt McDonough (Mudvayne), vocalist Billy Keeton (Skrape) and bassist Perry Stern.

The band recently completed the recording process for a debut album, expected out this Summer 2015. The album is currently being mixed.

"I'm extremely excited about Audiotopsy," says Greg. "The music has everything you want in a record...heavy/melodic/atmospheric/big hooky riffs/sing alongs as well. The guys in the band are great and we all feel as if this was meant to happen. Everyone is very artistic and we all felt an energy from our first meeting. We can't wait for the world to hear Audiotopsy and can't wait to get out there and tour the world. A/Y IS COMING! I'm Ready To Fuck Shit Up!"

Billy adds: "From the first few notes I knew this was going to be killer. The chemistry happening just took over and spawned this sound, this animal. I'm super stoked to get this music out, and to get this band on tour. Let the madness begin."

Fans of the members' projects should also brace themselves for a label signing announcement, as plans to release the yet-untitled debut are currently being finalized.

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Turned To Stone Recruits Drummer

Turned To Stone just issued the following announcement about recruiting a new member and preparing to return to the live circuit:

"At long last a drummer has arisen to seize the the throne! We are glad to share the news that Matthew Hansen has joined Turned to Stone as our bearded beast behind the kit.

"We have much work to do before our return to the stage, but rest assured the hour is drawing nearer and new songs are being written. Stay tuned!" More...

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Shoot The Girl First Shows You God's Gift

A new video is out now for "God's Gift (Your Violence)" by Shoot The Girl First, which can be seen in the YouTube player provided below. Shoot The Girl First is also currently working on an upcoming album due to drop this coming Autumn.

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Kontra Announces Reunion

Naples, Italy-based thrash outfit Kontra was active from 1999 to 2007 before prematurely calling it quits. Now the band announces its official reunion as a three piece featuring original singer / rhythm guitarist Marco Barraco.

Influenced by German and Bay Area thrash, Kontra played live in Naples and the surrounding areas while producing two demo releases: “Strike Zero” in 2003 limited in only 100 copies and the "Demo 2005’" which was never published before the band split up.

Stay tuned for upcoming info on new activity from the reactivated band. For more info on Kontra, head over to the group's Facebook profile here.

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Sunday Old School: Running Wild

Disclaimer: MetalUnderground.com does not support piracy of any kind and strongly encourages readers to buy their music and not plunder the seven seas. We do however, fully endorse any metal band who wants to base their image or lyrics around pirates, and there are a few. Pirates have become a popular topic amongst people over the past twenty years, thanks in part to successful franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean and the Monkey Island games, so it’s no surprise that the drunken, debauched world of piracy found its way to the drunken, debauched world of heavy metal. It did so before either of the aforementioned franchises in fact and before bands such as Alestorm and Swashbuckle performed under the Jolly Roger, and most people would give full credit for the invention of pirate metal to a band from Hamburg, which were appropriately named, Running Wild.

The seeds of the band were sown in 1976 when members of the bands Granite Hearts and Grober Unfug began jamming together, eventually decided to form a new band with a new name. It seemed to be a relatively lengthy search as they didn’t settle on the moniker, Running Wild, until 1979, taking its name from the Judas Priest song of the same name. They released their first demos in 1981 and soldiered on for a few years this way, certain that their hard work would pay off. As luck would have it, it did, and they were eventually picked up by Noise Records, who released their debut album, "Gates to Purgatory" in 1984. Lyrically, the album was based more in fantasy and Satanic themes than the historical topics they would later adopt, though the record did feature a song entitled, "Genghis Khan." More...

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Within Temptation Reveals "Pre-Show Rituals"

In a new Digital Tour Bus episode symphonic metalers of Within Temptation reveal what they do before they take the stage, while on their recent North American tour.

Check it out below.

In a recent interview vocalist Sharon den Adel stated about the band's plans for 2015: More...

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