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Last updated on July 31, 2015 at 1:24 PM ET

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

Terror Posts "Mind At War" Video

Terror has teamed up with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins to kick-out the music video for “Mind At War,” giving another peek into new album "The 25th Hour." Check it out below.

Frontman Scott Vogel says of the track, “When Nick (Jett, drummer) first showed me this song, I immediately thought it had a D.R.I. 'Four Of A Kind' crossover feel to it which I love and is pretty fresh for Terror. Lyrically, everyone can relate to this. All our minds are at war within ourselves and this fucked up world. We needed a visual that bought to life the dark side of our thoughts and the Tom Soares legendary production really shows on this track.”

Terror's "The 25th Hour" will strike on August 7, 2015. Previously posted track "The Solution" can also be heard over here.

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Grime Releasing "Circle Of Molesters"

Newly founded Argento Records has confirmed the label's first title, with the impending release "Circle Of Molesters," the second LP from Trieste, Italy's corrosive sludge quartet Grime. Argento Records comments:

"Their sound is rooted into rotten burial grounds and their songs are the sound of a decaying swamp filled with trash. Their slow and heavy groove is filthy and vicious, guitar riffs are sharp and covered with rust, drums and bass hit with the unstoppable power of a mud avalanche. And their only goal is bringing destruction to a town near you.

"Following the release of their independent debut EP in 2011 and their dominating 2013-released debut LP, 'Deteriorate' (Forcefield Records/Mordgrimm), Grime oozes forth with their most brutalizing display of gutter-born, diseased sludge metal yet with 'Circle Of Molesters.' Like a volcano rupturing megatons of rotting flesh, for nearly forty minutes the band's gnarly scourge will suck you into the darkest depths of suffocating death, yet all the while taking their petulant tonal attack to new heights, integrating more body-mangling dynamics than ever.

"Bringing this auditory destruction to life, the band enlisted the recording and mixing work of sound engineer Lorenzo Stecconi (Ufomammut, Amen Ra, Zu) and final mastering duties to Brad Boatright (Sleep, Corrosion Of Conformity, Nails) at Audiosiege, both factors helping shape every bit of the band's tonal wrath to thundering clarity." More...

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Before The Mourning Posts New Song

Before The Mourning is streaming new track "The Deception," which can be heard below and comes off debut album "Ethereal End," due out August 21 via Street Smart Recordings.

Adam Ryan (vocals) states: "This song was created just like the rest of the tracks on our album. It’s usually all of us in a room bouncing riffs and ideas off one another until something we all can agree on is playing through the speakers in our home studio. Lyrically, this song is about a screwed up love triangle. It's about all the different deceptions used by everyone involved. Mostly behind the backs of one another. It centers around a woman who is still in love with her ex, but is with a man who isn't what he appears to be. The chorus starts off aimed at the woman, but half way through turns into a blunt statement to the deceptive boyfriend. The bridge is one final plea asking someone to help her get away from this guy before something really bad happens.

"We opened the album with this track because of its overall energy, and attitude. It's major key, almost happy sounding intro is a complete 180 from the rest of the track, as it then drops into a heavy driving groove which doesn't let up for the rest of the song. I think this song helps represent our overall sound because we don't stick to one style for every track we put out. We want to keep it heavy, but also full of melody and groove." More...

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Kaine Issues Update On New Single

Kaine parted ways with bassist/vocalist Dan Mailer earlier this month, and now the band has issued this update about releasing a final track featuring Mailer:

"The new Kaine single 'Justice Injustice' is on its way as the band awaits the new artwork, again by Silencer 8 (who also does artwork for bands such as As I Lay Dying and Caliban) before the release will be made public. A select number of reviewers have already had a chance to listen to the new track, giving the song and musical direction praise as Kaine returns to its heavier routes.

"The track was recorded and produced by Ade Hare at Three Circles studio where the band recorded their debut album and was mastered by Z-Plane who also worked on the band’s previous album 'The Waystone.'

"It will be the last official release to feature founding member and bassist Dan Mailer, released initially as a digital download with a small, limited run of physicals to be pressed in the future." More...

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Wolvserpent Full Live Set Posted Online

Wolvserpent performed at the Stardust V festival last month, which took place at the Saint Vitus Bar in New York. Pit Full Of Shit has now uploaded footage of that entire June 27th performance - check it out below.

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Huntress Releases Lyric Video

After openly discussing her mental health issues and bout with cancer, Jill Janus and the Huntress crew will soon release third studio album "Static" - due out September 25 through Napalm Records.

The new single "Flesh" premieres today with a stunning lyric video, available below. Huntress vocalist Janus comments:

"'Flesh' is catchy and hard rock, it's lusty and bloody, a blackened-party metal make out song. When my bandmates brought me the killer composition, I wrote the lyrics as my storyline unfolded like bizarre film noir. A female serial killer who would transform into a demonic seamstress, preying upon women. She desires their flesh for fashion. Once again, I've collaborated with the immensely talented Vance Kelly to bring my story to life. Our telepathic artistic connection has created a twisted romantic lyric video for a summer of lust. Enjoy!"

The new Huntress record was produced by Paul Fig (Grammy nominated engineer, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Trivium, Ghost BC) and Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry, Emmy nominated Executive Producer of the Sonic Highways series, Producer Sound City Movie). Pre-orders are now available through PledgeMusic here. More...

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Hammercult Streaming "Spoils Of War"

Two years have passed since Israeli thrash metal act Hammercult released the "Steelcrusher" album. Two years during which the whole world and the international metal scene has changed.

Hammercult has stayed abreast of those changes: more than ever before, the band impress with a broad stylistic range, increasingly allowing influences from the punk, hardcore and traditional heavy metal genres.

The result is entitled "Built For War," an intoxicating thrash metal manifesto with an inescapable knock out effect due out on SPV/Steamhammer this coming September 4 in North America. Today a new track from the album is also online - check out "Spoils of War" below, and you can pre-order the album at this location. The "Built For War" track listing is:

1. From Parts Unknown (Intro)
2. Rise Of The Hammer
3. I Live For This Shit
4. Spoils Of War
5. Ready To Roll
6. Raise Some Hell
7. Blackened Blade
8. Let It Roar
9. Ode To Ares (Interlude)
10. Altar Of Pain
11. Blood And Fire
12. Saturday Night Circle Pit Fight
13. Road To Hell More...

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Hark Hitting The Summer Festival Circuit

U.K. power trio Hark has announced upcoming 2015 summer festival dates beginning on August 9th and seeing the band trek through France, Germany, The Netherlands and more before concluding on August 15th. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Hark is touring in support of latest album, "Crystalline," which can also be streamed in full after the list of tour dates.

8/9 Saint Maurice de Gourdans, FRA @ Sylak Festival
8/10 L’Usine, Geneva, CH @ Urgence Disc *Matinee show
8/12 Dinkelsbühl, GER @ Summer Breeze Festival
8/14 Rock Cafe, Hamburg, GER @ Elbriot Warm-up
8/15 Coevorden, NL @ MFC More...

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Vale Of Pnath Parts With Guitarist

Following the departure of the band's vocalist, Vale Of Pnath has gone through another lineup change, this time swapping out guitarists. The group comments:

"Due to personal reasons, Vale of Pnath has parted ways with guitarist Harrison Patuto. Although his time in the band was short lived, he was an outstanding member of this band and is a fantastic guitar player. Moving on from this is always difficult but we have so much in store for you, we can't just give up.

"Having said that, we are very excited to announce that Eloy Montes of Flub will be taking over guitar duties! We are currently in the process of finishing the writing of our full length, and his contributions thus far are more than we could have asked for.

"If you aren't familiar with his playing, check out his band or even better - check out this clip of him playing the first solo in 'Sightless.'"

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Hecate Enthroned Recruits New Vocalist

Earlier this month Hecate Enthroned parted ways with the band's vocalist, but now a new member has been found. The U.K. group comments:

"We are very pleased to announce the addition of Joe Stamps as Hecate Enthroned’s new vocalist!
Joe has been a friend of the band for many years and has stood in on live vocals for us in the past; some of you may remember our U.K. mini tour in 2006 when Joe did the Southampton and Nottingham shows with us.

"We have always been fans of his incredible power and impressive range which is currently on display wih his band Lacrota (Sheffield) and in his past work with Ethereal (Liverpool).

"Joe’s great attitude, commitment and passion for what he does made him the natural choice and we are excited to start working with him live and in the studio. We are sure you will join us in welcoming Joe to the family." More...

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Ancestral Dawn Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Peruvian symphonic power metal act Ancestral Dawn has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first Rock Metal Opera made in Perú and the first in the world mixing ancient South American instruments, international world class guests and an Inca culture based storytelling. The project features ex-Nautiluz members Jorge Higginson on bass and Jorge Segersbol on main vocals along with a cast of guest appearances. The campaign page can be accessed at this location.

Confirmed guest appearances include: Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire/Angra/Vision Divine) and Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland/Destiny). Guests will lend their voices to different characters in the story.

As for the album's conceptual story, the band reports: "The album's story takes place at the beginning of the 20th century in a fictional city inspired in Lima-Perú, known as 'The grey City,' a place always covered by a strange deep haze.

"There, catholic medical student, Sebastián Vendrel (Bastian), analyses several cases of unusual coma as the rate of suicides strangely increases in the city.

"Soon, his beloved fiancée, Jessica Isern, will fall in this rare state too, forcing him to twist his principles and search for alternative methods of ancient shamanic medicine.

"Thus, Bastian finds Andean Warlock 'Sairi Tupaj' (Fabio Lione), who knows that the answer of the disease is way more related to the dark force controlling the strange haze of the city, than just finding some natural herbs as medication. Instead he offers him the opportunity to see the real problem with his own eyes, by taking a spiritual trip with the divine beverage of Ayahuasca.

"Drinking from it will unleash the real adventure: Dark forces, ancient shamans and primordial Inca gods will guide Bastian trough an old world far beyond his beliefs." More...

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Saxon Takes Out The "Battering Ram"

Legendary U.K. metal act Saxon released a music video for the new track "Battering Ram," the title track from the band's upcoming new release. The album is set for release on October 16th via UDR Music.

The title track is also available as a digital single release and if you decide to pre-order the album on iTunes, you will automatically be able to download and stream it straight away.

The band commented: "We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and we hope that you enjoy watching it! Thank you all for your support \m/"

The track list for the album is:

1. Battering Ram
2. The Devil's Footprint
3. Queen Of Hearts
4. Destroyer
5. Hard and Fast
6. Eye of The Storm
7. Stand Your Ground
8. Top Of The World
9. To The End
10. Kingdom Of The Cross
11. Three Sheets To The Wind (The Drinking Song) More...

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Hatchet Takes You To "The World Beyond"

Bay Area thrash act Hatchet unleashed a stream of the new track "The World Beyond." The song will appear on the new album "Far Beyond Lunacy," the band's third long player. The album is set to drop on October 30th via The End Records.

"Far Beyond Lunacy" is the first album to feature new members Joey Karpowicz (ex-Intruder) on bass and Ben Smith on drums. The track list for the release is:

1. Where Time Cannot Exist
2. Living in Extinction
3. Lethal Injustice
4. In Fear We Trust
5. Killing Indulgence
6. Dead and Gone
7. Tearing into Hell
8. Prophet of Delusion
9. The World Beyond
10. Frozen Hell
11. Awaiting Evil More...

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Annihilator Posts Video Clip For "Suicide Society"

Canadian thrash act Annihilator released a new music video for the track "Suicide Society." The song is the title track off the upcoming new release, which is due out September 18th via UDR Music.

In a setting which evokes the atmosphere of a sanitarium (an abandoned East German swimming pool), Jeff Waters and company deliver an incisive, aggressive yet curiously cathartic meditation on the state of our world’s societal consciousness. The video can be viewed in the player below.

The track list for "Suicide Society" is:

1. Suicide Society
2. My Revenge
3. Snap
4. Creepin' Again
5. Narcotic Avenue
6. The One You Serve
7. Break, Enter
8. Death Scent
9. Every Minute More...

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Lachrymose Details New Album "Carpe Noctum"

Greek melodic doom act Lachrymose will issue the new album "Carpe Noctum" on August 28th via Pure Steel Publishing. Pre-orders will be available on August 14th.

The main protagonist in Lachrymose - Blackmass - is well known in the black/death metal scene, as the mastermind of Rotting Flesh. Enhanced by the talented female singer Hel, bassplayer Kerk and Drummer Mancer (also in Rotting Flesh), the band recorded recorded ten darkened doom tunes together with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard). Forged with doom metal elements and powered by sophisticated melodies, the Hellenic quartet mix metal harmonies with high, operatic female vocals. A guest vocal appearance by Therion/ex-Candlemass vocalist Thomas Vikstrom.

The track list is as follows:

1. Precipice of Bliss
2. Fales God
3. Pinnacle of Faith
4. Black Legend
5. My Shadow (A Revelation)
6. Face Of Horror
7. Carpe Noctum
8. In A Reverie (feat. Thomas Vikstrom)
9. Thyella
10. Fade More...

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Valdur Premieres New Music Video

Hailing from Sierra Mountains old-school black metal warriors of Valdur premiere their new music video for "Blessings Of The Goat", taken from their new album "Pathetic Scum", which was released last month digitally and in digipak format via the band's own label Bloody Mountain Records.

Check out now the music video "Blessings Of The Goat" below.

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Conquer Divide Premieres New Music Video

All-female metalcore outfit Conquer Divide premieres its new music video for the track "Nightmares", taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which just hit stores last week via Artery Recordings.

Check out now the new music video for "Nightmares" below.

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Stratovarius Premieres New Lyric Video

Finnish power metal veterans Stratovarius premiere their official lyric video for the song "Shine In The Dark" taken from the upcoming new release "Eternal". The album will drop on September 11th, 2015 (Europe) and September 18th, 2015 (USA) via earMUSIC.

Check out now "Shine In The Dark" below.

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Short Preview Of A New Iron Maiden Song Posted

Iron Maiden is offering a first taste of new music from the eagerly awaited new studio album "The Book Of Souls", which will be released worldwide on September 4th through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). The album was recorded in Paris with Iron Maiden's longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014. The band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.

Check out now the short preview of a new Iron Maiden song below.

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