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Last updated on July 30, 2015 at 1:36 PM ET

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

Anciients Writing New Music

Vancouver's Anciients has announced two special headlining performances in the band's native British Columbia later next month. The group will be performing in Victoria on August 27 and in Nanaimo on August 28 respectively. Event details can be found below.

Anciients is also deep in the process of writing material for a new album, due ot be released by Season of Mist in the months to come. If you haven't heard it, the previous album "Heart of Oak" is available for full streaming below.

8/27 Victoria, B.C. @ Distrikt Nightclub w/ BUSHWACKER and TORREFY
8/28 Nanaimo. B.C @ the Cambie w/ BUSHWACKER and RAVENSUN More...

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Aborted Working On Album, Posts Playthrough Video

Aborted has begun writing new material for the follow-up to "The Necrotic Manifesto" (reviewed here) and is gearing up to enter the studio later this year.

Today the band has unveiled new tour dates and released a guitar playthrough video. Watch Danny Tunker and Mendel Bij De Leij perform "The Necrotic Manifesto" below. The band alos had this to say on the coming new material:

"2014 and 2015 have been insanely busy years for Aborted. 'The Necrotic Manifesto' marked the most intensive touring cycle the band ever had, we played every continent on the globe and met some great people along the way. Things haven't been quiet in our camp since and we will continue to bring you some more gore ridden metal!

"That's right we have begun writing the follow-up to 'The Necrotic Manifesto,' we will begin recording by the end of the year, so expect a release by spring time 2016. We have some BIG surprises planned for the record, more about that later... We will continue our onslaught doing headline tours in South Africa, Egypt and Israel before the end of the year and a handful of very exclusive european shows so if you want to see us destroy things, come on say what's up before the year is over! More...

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Sphere Parts With Guitarist

Norwegian metal band Sphere has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Michael Hebo:

"We are sad to announce that Michael and Sphere are parting ways. We would like to thank him for all the times and moments together, and wish him the best in the future.

"However, we are extremely excited to announce our new band member, Ulrik Eid Nilsen, former guitarist in Sevenfield and Wheels of Rust. This feels like the final piece of the puzzle to complete the band, and we can't wait to tour Europe an entire month together this fall!" More...

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Lucifer Kicking Off North American Tour

The Berlin-based heavy metal blues rockers from Lucifer released their debut "Lucifer I" album (reviewed here) on June 16th via Rise Above Records.

In support of that debut, the band will play a first ever North American tour alongside High on Fire, Pallbearer, and Venomous Maximus. The tour begins tonight in San Diego, CA and wraps up August 23rd in New Orleans, LA. A complete list of dates is below. More...

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The Ritual Aura Reveals New Album Details

The Ritual Aura is preparing to unleash an upcoming album on August 27 via Lacerated Enemy Records. The "Laniakea" album from this Australian tech death outfit is available for pre-order here and bears the following track listing:

1. Mythos Of Sojourn
2. Ectoplasm
3. Time-Lost Utopia
4. EraOf The Xenotaph
5. Nebulous Opus Pt, I
6. Precursor Of Aphotic Collapse
7. Erased In The Purge
8. Nebulous Opus Pt, II
9. Laniakea More...

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Christian Mistress Posts New Song

On September 18, Christian Mistress will release a new 8-song excursion in pure American heavy metal with "To Your Death."

Check out the second single "Stronger Than Blood" below, or be sure to also check out the previously posted song "Open Road" here if you haven't already.

"To Your Death" will be available on CD, LP and digital formats September 18th from Relapse. More track premieres, video, and info coming soon. Until then, see the band on tour across North America in September and Europe/UK in October. The track listing is as follows:

1. Neon
2. Stronger Than Blood
3. No Place
4. Walkin’ Around
5. Open Road
6. Ultimate Freedom
7. Lone Wild
8. Ill More...

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Banisher Working On Album

Poland's Banisher started rehearsing as a band 10 years ago this month, and now the group is also gearing up to release a new album. Banisher comments:

"New album is getting ready, check out the studio report from guitar recordings, in case you missed it. Oh, and don't forget to attend on Drrrama reaktywacja next month! We're playing on 28.08.2015! Cheers and stay tuned!"

While waiting for the upcoming Banisher album, you can also hear the previous "Scarcity" release at Bandcamp here.

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Faith No More Posts Live "Superhero" Video

Faith No More has posted a live video for the single “Superhero,” available below and filmed at The Fillmore in Detroit on May 8.

Faith No More is in the midst of a North American tour, playing the Masquerade Music Park in Atlanta this evening.

The band’s first album in nearly two decades, "Sol Invictus," was released in May and landed at #6 on the Billboard Top Albums chart, as well as in the Top 10 on most international charts (#2 in Australia, #4 in Germany and #6 in the UK to name a few).

“What this tells me,” said Faith No More founder and bass player Bill Gould, of the album’s successful launch, “is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.” More...

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Amorphis Posts New Studio Video

In anticipation of their upcoming record "Under The Red Cloud" (due out worldwide September 4th via Nuclear Blast), the melancholic metal masters from Amorphis release the album's fourth making-of episode today.

This clip gives an insight into the studio with Esa Holopainen and into Tomi Koivusaari’s guitar setup as well as Niclas Etelävuori’s bass recordings. Watch the episode here:

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For Today Signs With Nuclear Blast

For Today is pleased to announce the band has signed a new record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The label will release the incendiary metal group's next album internationally.

More details on the album and the band's autumn plans will be revealed shortly. For now both band and label are celebrating their new partnership.

Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast, said of the signing; "I am very happy to work with one of my absolute favourite American bands, For Today. This band is unique in their mission, style and message. They have delivered a killer album and it is such an amazing opportunity to sign For Today to Nuclear Blast during this time."

For Today was founded in 2005, releasing first studio album "Ekklesia" in 2008, now releasing a total of five studio albums to date and currently working on a sixth endeavor. Stay tuned for more info.

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Kauan Streaming 7 Minutes Of New Album

Blood Music today releases the first 7 minutes from Kauan's single-track, 52-minute magnum opus "Sorni Nai," which revolves around the Djatlov Pass Incident. Check out the tracks' opening segment below.

"Sorni Nai" is set to drop on October 20 (CD and digital download) and November 10 (vinyl) with pre-orders going up in early August.

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Trivium Posts Video For New Album's Title Track

Trivium dropped a surprise music video for "Silence In The Snow" today, which just happens to be the title track to an upcoming album of the same name, due out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records.

The video for "Silence In The Snow" was directed by JonPaul Douglass and can be seen below. This new album follows previous full-length release "Vengeance Falls" (reviewed here).

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Krallice Releases New Album

Krallice just self-released new album "Ygg huur," which is available digitally as well as available for CD pre-order, with the physical version to arrive in early September.

Pick up your copy at Bandcamp here. You can also stream all of "Ygg huur" below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Idols 03:08
2. Wastes of Ocean 06:41
3. Over Spirit 06:41
4. Tyranny of Thought 06:41
5. Bitter Meditation 06:41
6. Engram 05:37 More...

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Cruciamentum Streaming "Tongues Of Nightshade"

A new Cruciamentum track titled "Tongues Of Nightshade" is now online and can be heard below, taken off the upcoming "Charnel Passages" album, due out in September via Profound Lore Records. The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Conquered Sun (The Dying Light Beyond Morpheus Realms)
2. Necrophagous Communion
3. Tongues of Nightshade
4. Rites to the Abduction of Essence
5. Piety Carved from Flesh
6. Dissolution of Mortal Perception
7. Collapse More...

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Burn Halo Announces "Wolves Of War" Tour

Burn Halo has announced the Wolves Of War Tour 2015 in the likeness of a forthcoming LP, "Wolves of War," due out September 4 via eOne Music.

"I've never been more excited to go on tour," says guitarist Joey Roxx. "I cant wait for everyone to hear the new material and see what we're going to bring live!"

The band is enlisting support from Southern California compatriots Heartist and newcomers Courage My Love. Dates are as follows: More...

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Xandria Takes A "Voyage Of The Fallen"

German symphonic metal act Xandria is one day from issuing the brand new EP "Fire & Ashes" (due out July 31st via Napalm Records), the follow up to the 2014 slab of perfection called "Sacrificium," the first release to feature vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen (see review here).

Today, the band teams up with Metal Unfdergound.com for the exclusive unleashing of the lyric video for the opening track "Voyage of the Fallen." The EP features three new tracks, two re-recorded classics - "Ravenheart" (from the 2004 release of the same name) and "Now & Forever" (from the 2005 release "India") - and two covers: Sonata Arctica's "Don't Say a Word" and Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything for Love."

The full track listing for "Fire & Ashes" is:

1. Voyage of The Fallen (New Track)
2. Unembraced (New Track)
3. In Remembrance (New Track)
4. Ravenheart (2015 Version)
5. Now & Forever (2015 Version)
6. Don't Say A Word (Sonata Arctica Cover)
7. I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) (Meatloaf Cover)

Check out "Voyage of the Fallen" here: More...

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Wacken Open Air Live Streams Available

Metal will descend upon Schleswig-Holstein, Germany for the annual mecca of all festivals. 80,000 are expected at the long sold out event, which features - among many - the return of Savatage and Running Wild to the live stage.

Once again, select acts will be streaming live from the internet and German TV (also through the net) via ARTE concert at this location and 3sat at this location.

As usual, the schedule is subject to change, but as of press time the following acts will be broadcast (all times CET so deduct 6 hours for EST and so on):

VIA ARTE Concert:

July 30th:

17h45 - In Extremo
19h20 - Grailknights
20h10 - Mambo Kurt
21h00 - New Model Army
22h10 - Uli Jon Roth

July 31st:

15h30 - At The Gates
16h45 - Queensryche
18h00 - Opeth
19h30 - Dream Theater
21h00 - tba
22h30 - In Flames
00h00 - Running Wild
01h45 - The BossHoss

August 1st:

14h30 - Amorphis
16h00 - Danko Jones
17h30 - Rock Meets Classic
18h55 - Dream Theater
20h15 - tba
21h15 - The BossHoss
22h00 - Sabaton
23h30 - In Flames
00h15 - Cradle of Filth
01h45 - Subway to Sally More...

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Rebellion Streaming New Track "Hengist"

German power metal act Rebellion, featuring ex-Grave Digger bassist Tomi Göttlich and Wolfchant/Xiron vocalist Michael Seifert, is streaming the brand new track "Hengist." The song appears on the band's seventh full length studio effort entitled "Wyrd bið ful aræd – The History of the Saxons."

The album is set for release on September 25th via Massacre Records. Check out the track here:

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Fates Warning Names Support Act For Tour

Detroit's "progressive super metal" act Imminent Sonic Destruction will be hitting the road this fall in support of Fates Warning on the first half of the upcoming 2015 North American tour.

ISD is currently wrapping up production on the sophomore full-length CD, a concept album entitled "Triumphia," and will be playing selections from it on tour.

The Fates Warning tour dates featuring Imminent Sonic Destruction are:

Fri, Oct 9 * Hartford, CT * Webster Theater
Sat, Oct 10 * Worcester, MA * Palladium
Sun, Oct 11 * Poughkeepsie, NY * The Chance
Tues, Oct 13 * Brooklyn, NY * St. Vitus
Wed, Oct 14 * Amityville, NY * Club Revolution
Fri, Oct 16 * Detroit, MI * Token Lounge
Sat, Oct 17 * Chicago, IL * Reggie's
Sun, Oct 18 * Cleveland, OH * Agora Theater
Tues, Oct 20 * Altoona, PA * McGarveys
Wed, Oct 21 * Dayton, OH * Oddbody's

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Gorod Premieres New Song "Celestial Nature"

Bordeaux's, France progressive and technical death metal outfit Gorod premieres a new song titled "Celestial Nature", taken from the forthcoming new album "A Maze of Recycled Creeds", which will be out in stores October 16, 2015 via Unique Leader Records (North America) and Listenable Records (Europe).

Unfortunately the new track can only be heard outside the US via this LINK. Maybe they changed this regional restriction in the meantime, so give it a try nonetheless.

Moreover we still have the guitar playthrough for "Celestial Nature" for you, if you haven't seen it yet, you can now stream it below.

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Unbreakable Hatred Premieres New Music Video

Quebec City-based brutal death metal outfit Unbreakable Hatred premieres another brand new track and music video titled "Dysfunctional System", taken from the band’s upcoming new second album "Ruins", which is scheduled for release on August 21st via Unique Leader Records.

Check out now the clip for "Dysfunctional System" below.

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Black Fast Premieres New Track "The Coming Swarm"

Black Fast premieres another new track titled "The Coming Swarm", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Terms Of Surrender", out in stores August 07th via eOne Music.

Check out "The Coming Swarm".

The band is going on an extensive tour this summer and fall. Supporting Goatwhore in August and Revocation/Cannabis Corpse in September. Check out all dates below: More...

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Locrian Premieres New Music Video

Chicago experimental black metal/industrial act Locrian premieres a brand new music video for the "Arc Of Extinction", which is the opening track of the band's new album "Infinite Dissolution", which was released past friday via Relapse Records.

You can now check out the music video for the "Arc Of Extinction" below.

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