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Last updated on May 5, 2015 at 12:41 PM ET
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20 news articles posted today (and counting...)
The French experimental black metal combo Void Paradigm, led by Ataraxie and Pin Up Went Down members, have unleashed a full stream of upcoming album "Earth's Disease," set to be released on May 11th (U.S. June 6th) via Apathia Records. The track listing is as follows:
01. Crushing The Human Skull
03. Earth's Disease
04. Sick Life Fading
05. From The Earth To The Skies
Void Paradigm was formed in 2012 by Julien Payan (Ataraxie, Sordide), Jonathan Théry (Ataraxie, Funeralium, ex-Hyadningar, ex-Bethlehem...) and Alexis Damien (Pin Up Went Down, Wormfood). More...
Season Of Mist continues its string of Inquisition re-issues as today the band unveils new artwork for the upcoming re-release of 2011 album "Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm."
The new version has been scheduled for release on the 18th of May 2015 (North America in January 2016). All Inquisition re-issues come with new artwork by Paolo Girardi. The renowned artist already created the cover art for the U.S. duo's latest album "Obscure Verses For The Multiverse" (2013). Girardi's covers are part of an overarching concept and should be seen in conjunction.
Inquisition's infernal concept goes back to an idea of Season of Mist CEO Michael Berberian and is based on medieval altar painting "The Last Judgement," which is attributed to German artist Hans Memling from the 15th century. Paolo Girardi echoes its composition of a central painting flanked by two outer wings and their backsides in the five cover artworks of the reissues. Yet instead of the celestial Day of Judgement, the Italian adapts the original motif to the black metal context. He depicts a scene from the pits of Hell. The souls are now being weighed by the Angel of Death instead of St. Michael the Archangel, and none are being led by St. Peter to the Gates of Paradise, but those not rising to worship the Devil are convicted to flame and torture. More...
Nile drummer extraordinaire George Kollias is now presenting another brand new track taken from his forthcoming debut solo-album "Invictus." The epic song "Buried Under The Flames" (featuring guitarist Mike Papadopoulos) is streaming below. George Kollias comments:
"'Buried under the Flames' is one of my favourite songs and the slowest on this record. It feels very emotional and sad with an intense ending, and therefore I see it as a great introduction to my work. I wanted to add some Greek elements without touching on the same subjects that everyone uses. This inspired me to use the beautiful choir, which fits the track like a glove. Mike Papadopoulos contributes the guitar solo and it is one of the finest that I’ve ever heard! I could not think of any better song to close the album in such an epic way!"
New album "Invictus" is slated for release on the 18th of May (one day later in North America). The track listing is:
1. Echoes Of Divinity
3. The Passage
4. Aeons Of Burning Galaxies
5. Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead
7. Treasures Of Nemesis
10. Through Empty Eyes Of Light
11. Buried Under The Flames More...
Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 have announced the second leg of the North American "Chaos Raids" tour.
The trek kicks off on May 30th and includes cult death metal pioneers Necrophagia and Vattnet Viskar. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
1349 is touring in support of new album, "Massive Cauldron of Chaos," while Necrophagia is performing in support of latest release "WhiteWorm Cathedral." More...
Legendary New York hardcore act Agnostic Front released a new music video for the track "Never Walk Alone." The song appears on the band's latest release "The American Dream Died," which is available now via Nuclear Blast Records.
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U.K. legends Paradise Lost premiered the music video for the new track "Beneath Broken Earth" over at Terrorizer's website at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the new album "The Plague Within," which is set to drop on June 1st (EU) and June 2nd (North America) via Century Media Records.
Guitarist Greg Mackintosh commented: "I fucking hate metal band performance videos, so when I got told that we needed to do one I was obviously annoyed but then came the idea to do a performance video of utter misery. The slowest song we have ever recorded. 'Beneath Broken Earth' is an utterly old school PARADISE LOST doom/death song, and doing a performance video with our miserable, old faces barely moving in a crappy, old basement was too much to resist. The director Ash has done a great job of capturing the somber mood and has managed to make a performance video we can actually be proud of."
The track list is:
1. No Hope in Sight (see lyric video here)
3. An Eternity of Lies
4. Punishment Through Time
5. Beneath Broken Earth
6. Sacrifice the Flame
7. Victim of the Past
8. Flesh from Bone
9. Cry Out
10. Return to the Sun
Check out "Beneath Broken Earth" here: More...
Dutch symphonic metal act Delain is currently trekking around North America in support with Sweden's Sabaton to Finnish legends Nightwish. Tonight the tour stops in Dallas, Texas at the Bomb Factory. Today, the band celebrates this tour with a new lyric video for the track "Sing to Me," which features Nightwish bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala on guest vocals. The song appears on the latest album "The Human Contradiction" (2014, Napalm Records), an album receiving near universal praise.
The remaining dates are as follows:
05/05/15 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
05/06/15 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
05/08/15 House of Blues – Orlando, FL
05/09/15 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
05/11/15 Marathon Music Work – Nashville, TN
05/12/15 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/13/15 Filmore – Charlotte, NC
05/14/15 Filmore – Silver Springs, MD
Metal Underground.com is absolutely stoked to present this new lyric video exclusively to you. Check it out here: More...
Disarmonia Mundi released a preview clip for the new track "Oddities From the Ravishing Chasm." The song appears on new release "Cold Inferno," which drops on June 9th, 2015 via Coroner Records.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Creation Dirge
3. Behind Closed Doors
5. Oddities From The Ravishing Chasm
6. Slaves To The Illusion Of Life
7. Blessing From Below
8. Magma Diver
9. Clay Of Hate
10. Toys Of Acceleration
Check out the clip here: More...
Dublin's Primordial released a new music video for the track "Wield Lightning to Split the Sun." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Where Greater Men Have Fallen," which is available now through Metal Blade Records. A review for the album can be viewed at this location.
Check out the clip here:
German power/progressive metal act Assignment released a demo clip of the new track "Crimson Posion."
The song features new vocalist Diego Valdez (Helker, Electro_nomicon, Ex-Triddana) at the helm. The unmixed/unmastered clip is the first glimpse into the upcoming new album "Closing the Circle," the band's fourth full length album and first since 2013's "Inside of the Machine."
"Closing the Circle" is expected for release this year. Details are expected soon. Check out the clip here: More...
Brazil's Noturnall - featuring ex-Shaman members: vocalist Thiago Bianchi, keyboardist Juninho "Junior" Carelli, guitarist Léo Mancini and bassist Fernando Quesada along with Primal Fear drummer Aquiles Priester - just released a lyric video for the new track "Fight the System."
The song will appear on the upcoming sophomore effort "Back to Fuck You Up," which is expected for release this year (details are forthcoming).
Check out "Fight the System" here: More...
Brazilian metal act Hevilan released a new music video for the track "Shades of War." The song appears on the 2013 debut full length "The End of Time," which is available from Massacre Records. The video and track features guest performances by Sanctuary vocalist Warrel Dane along with Voodopriest vocalist Vitor Rodrigues.
Check out the video here:
Bulgarian death metallers of Enthrallment are offering a first taste of their upcoming new album "Eugenic Wombs". The new track is titled "Last Judgment Waltz" and can be streamed using the soundcloud widget below.
Check it out.
The Arizona-based instrumetal duo Tempel is about to release the upcoming new album titled "The Moon Lit Our Path" onJune 16th via Prosthetic Records. In anticipation of the new effort release Tempel premieres the below stream of the 8-minute opening track "Carvings In The Door".
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Metalcore outfit Phinehas premieres a new track titled "Dead Choir" taken from the upcoming full lentgh album "Till The End", which is set to drop on July 10th via Artery Recordings.
Check out now the new track "Dead Choir" below.
The Ohio thrash metallers of UnKured got signed by Sliptrick Records, which is now giving the previously self-released second album "Mutated Earth" a worldwide release.
Check out now the entire album stream below.
French black metal band Absconditus premieres a new track titled "Elegeía (Confession au Cénotaphe)" taken from the band's debut album "Kat?ßas??" which is scheduled for release on June 8th, 2015 via I, Voidhanger Records.
Check out now the new track "Elegeía (Confession au Cénotaphe)" below.
The track list is as follows: More...
The Slovenian death metal band Within Destruction is currently working on the second full-length effort, the follow-up album to the band's 2012-debut album "From the Depths". Today the band is offering a new track and video titled "Carnage".
Check out now the new video and song below.
Hailing from Scotland thrash metallers of Black Talon (featuring members of Cancerous Womb and Godhole) are about to release their debut album "Endless Realities" next week and are offering you a pre-release stream of the entire new CD below. The album was produced by Alan Douches (West West Side Music, New York) and features artwork from Christian Sloan Hall (Deathlord Art).
Check out now the full-album stream below.
All-bass progressive metal outfit Extinction Level Event is getting ready to release their six song EP titled "The Catalyst" and presents to you the full pre-release stream of the EP below. The group's debut EP will be officially released today.
Check out now the entire EP now below.