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Last updated on November 26, 2015 at 12:18 PM ET

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

Omnium Gatherum Announces New Album Details

Omnium Gatherum's new album “Grey Heavens” is set for release on February 26th, 2016 through Lifeforce Records in Europe, with a North American release date still being nailed down. Pre-orders are up here and the full track listing will be as follows:

1. The Pit
2. Skyline
3. Frontiers
4. Majesty and Silence
5. Rejuvenate!
6. Foundation
7. The Great Liberation
8. Ophidian Sunrise
9. These Grey Heavens
10. Storm Front More...

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Earthship Signs With Napalm

Earthship just inked a new record deal with the band commenting: "We're super stoked to announce that we've just joined the Napalm Records family! Looking forward to a great collaboration with this fantastic label. More info about album no. 4 is coming your way real soon!"

The Berlin band was born in 2010 and presents an intriguing mix of heavy metal, fuzzy stoner rock & some of the finest sludge to date. The band has already released 3 full-length albums & toured all across Europe and the UK.

Be prepared for a collection of riffs taller than the mountains, backed by lyrics deeper than the sea as a new album drops in the summer of 2016. More...

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Furze Posts Full Album Online

With the release of “Baphomet Wade,” the creepy new album from Norwegian black metal weirdo Furze, set for release this Friday, today the full record comes online for pre-listening.

The follow-up to 2011’s full-length “Psych Minus Space Control” was recorded at four different studios in Norway and mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door in Texas, USA and is set for release on CD, vinyl and digital download via Norwegian label Freshtea.

The band will make a first official live appearance on November 27th at the album’s launch party taking place in Sandvika, Norway. Besides, Woe J. Reaper on guitar, the line-up will feature Mannevond (Nettle Carrier, Koldbrann, Faustcoven, etc) on vocals, Kristian Valbo (Obliteration, Aura Noir, Void Eater, Spectral Haze, etc) on bass, and Sadomancer (Deathhammer, Black Magic, etc) on drums. The album's track listing is:

1. Sathanas Is Here...
2. Goat Cyclus
3. One Night Before The Other
4. In A Bucket Of Blood
5. R.O.D.
6. A Blacksmith For The Souls Of Metal
7. Flight Of The Battish Cauldron
8. Sacrifice More...

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Fear Factory Issues Update After Bush Crash

After a serious bus crash in Germany, Fear Factory has now issued the following update about all shows going on as planned on the rest of the band's current European tour:

"To everyone who expressed their well wishes and concerns to us today, THANK YOU! The event of this morning was a shock to us all. Our driver was professional and made sure that everyone was fine, and then dealt with the bus.

"The bus company has gone above and beyond to accommodate us and maintain our comfort. They have also advised us that our bus will be returned to us in one week. The damage looks big, but easily fixed. We have a new bus and all shows will go on as planed.

"Thank you again. Fear Factory loved your support!" More...

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Acid Western Offering EP For Download

French desert-rock/stoner power trio Acid Western has put the digital version of the "Rampage" EP up for free (pay-what-you-want) download. You can grab your own copy at Bandcamp here or stream the release below. The "Rampage" track listing is as follows:

1. Rampage 02:40
2. Kisses In A Fire 02:34
3. Walk Of Shame 04:04

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El Caco Reveals New Album Details

With 15 years of experience and a clenched fist, El Caco’s latest album simply titled "7" will hit the streets on January 15, 2016.

The band, which has remained a trio since beginning in 1998, has released almost a full shelf of records, with exponentially more successful results each time. About "7" the group can confidently share that "this is a record that will take you through an eclectic landscape and draw out a hunger in you never felt before."

On this album, El Caco has whipped a creamy cream of both rock & roll, grunge, and stoner rock in a manner worthy of the band's name. The recording was done in Bergen, more specifically in Earshot Studios mixed by Herbrand Larsen (Enslaved). All recording was done with live accompaniment to give it an extra authentic vibe. "Everything to make the mix closer to a live performance," the band states.

1. Curious
2. Sickness
3. Ambivalent
4. Reach Out
5. The Silver Light
6. In Limbo
7. In Space All Huge Beasts Just Seem Tiny
8. Those Possessed More...

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Lost Society Announces "Braindead" Album

Finland based braindead thrash metallers Lost Society are very pleased to announce the publication of their third record fittingly titled "Braindead." The album is set to be released on February 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

Guitarist/vocalist Samy Elbanna states: "A lot has happened since the release of our second album; we've played loads of sick shows and we've definitely matured as songwriters and as musicians. We're beyond stoked to announce our new album ‘Braindead!’ I'd have to say that this album truly shows what Lost Society is all about, and it's filled with the tightest, heaviest and most aggressive stuff we've EVER done.

"This album has the slowest songs and the fastest songs we've ever done and one thing is for sure: this will make you wanna go crazy! The album title itself is a portrayal of us in many ways, ‘Braindead’ has come to be another way of saying Lost Society, and it came to us as a natural decision to make it the title for what we feel is the best material we have ever made. Ladies and gentlemen, the times of a ‘Braindead’ revolution are upon us!" More...

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The Moth Gatherer Streaming Full Album

Swedish atmospheric doom/sludge metal group The Moth Gatherer - which is known to also bare some post-rock, ambient and electro fangs - today offers an advance stream of the bold new album, "The Earth Is The Sky."

Listen in to the whole release below, and you can pick up "The Earth Is The Sky" tomorrow (November 27, 2015) via Agonia Records.

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Grafvitnir Premieres New Song "Varulvsnatt"

Swedish black metal trio Grafvitnir premieres a new song entitled "Varulvsnatt", taken from the upcoming new album "Necrosophia", which will be out in stores December 22 via Daemon Worship Productions.

Check out now "Varulvsnatt" below.

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Digital Doomzday Premieres New Music Video

Featuring members of Cryptopsy (Flo Mounier) and Into Eternity (Justin Bender), Digital Doomzday premieres a new music video for "Burt Reynolds", taken from the band's new album "Breed 'Em and Weep". Digital Doomzday is a hybrid of the Northern hyperblast sound,mixed with straight-up death metal, thrash, punch-in-the-throat rock, and gangsta rap-like rhymes.

Check out now "Burt Reynolds" below.

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Otargos Premieres Music Video "Human Terminate"

Otargos premieres a new music video for "Human Terminate", from the band's new album "Xeno Kaos", out in stores now via Kaotoxin Records.

Check out now "Human Terminate" below.

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Six of Swords Premieres New Track "Hell’s Messiah"

Toronto death metallers Six of Swords premieres a new song entitled "Hell’s Messiah", produced by producers Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Exhumed), and Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche).

Check out now "Hell’s Messiah" below.

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