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Last updated on October 19, 2017 at 7:28 AM ET

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Eternal Silence Releases "Mastermind Tyranny"

Today, October 19th, Italian symphonic metal act Eternal Silence dropped the new release "Mastermind Tyranny." The album is the band's third full length album and first for Sliptrick Records. Check out a taste of the album with the lyric video for "Foreign Land" in the player below.

Compared with the previous albums, the sound of "Mastermind Tyranny" is more evolved and refined: the rhythmic section is stronger and heavier, combined with a more accurate use of orchestrations to create a bombastic background on which male and female vocals can design their stunning melodies. All this has helped Eternal Silence to craft a more mature and far reaching style of songwriting.

The theme behind "Mastermind Tyranny" is about the subjugation of minds, the control of masses through the spreading of false ideas or beliefs. Complementing this, many lyrics tell of the importance of thinking with your own mind and being stronger against this kind of mental control. The themes are developed through the idea of the fear in God in the songs "Lucifer’s Lair" and "Mystic Vision," the control of knowledge and education in the middle age and a reference to the book “The Name of the Rose” in the song "Ashes Of Knowledge," the radicalization and the religious extremism in Foreign Land.

The artwork, which was edited by the artist Hans Trasid from Dis-Art Design, represents the allegoric divinity of Fama. In the roman mythology, the character represents the image of false news travelling fast.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Lucifer’s Lair
2. Fighter
3. Mashed
4. Adagio
5. Game Of The Beasts
6. Mystic Vision
7. The First Winter Night
8. Foreign Land
9. Icy Spell
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Downswing Debuts New Video “Enough”

Albany, NY hardcore outfit Downswing just signed with Rise Records. November 10th will see the release of the band's new EP, “Dark Side Of The Mind“. Below you can check out a video for Downswing's new track “Enough” from it.

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Sharptooth Premieres New Song "No Sanctuary"

“No Sanctuary” is the latest track to arrive from Sharptooth‘s new album, “Clever Girl“, out October 27th on Pure Noise. Says vocalist Lauren Kashan of the song:

"This song is about us as LGBTQIA people telling the rest of society how you can and cannot talk to us, and the insidious ways that language shapes the way people interact with and treat each other. The lyric “every time that you say “f*ggot” is a bullet through my head” directly illustrates how hateful slurs and rhetoric lend credence to homophobic views, and negatively impacts the way the world treats people like me."

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