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Last updated on April 28, 2015 at 12:19 PM ET

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

Shroud Of The Heretic Releasing Second Album

Iron Bonehead Productions has set July 31st as the international release date for the second album from Shroud of the Heretic, titled "Unorthodox Equilibrium." This album follows last year's "Revelations in Alchemy" debut LP and will feature the following track listing:

1. Unorthodox Equilibrium
2. Metempsychosis
3. Sprawling Black Mass Consummation
4. Omega Apeiron More...

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Opeth Announces 25th Anniversary Details

Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced details for two very special U.S. performances celebrating the group’s landmark 25th anniversary.

The unique shows, dubbed "An Evening with Opeth," are set for October 22nd at New York’s Beacon Theater and October 24th at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater and will see Opeth celebrating its career with two unique sets each night.

The once-progressive Swedes will perform 2005's "Ghost Reveries" album in its entirety (which in turn is celebrating its 10th anniversary), plus a second set of classics from the band's entire 25-year career. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1st at 10:00AM local time with VIP/Fan Club Presale beginning Wednesday, April 29th at 10:00AM local time.

Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt commented on the performances: “The forces that be put up a very mystical and subtle little advert on the so called internet. Yes, we will celebrate 25 years of being Opeth in 2015 and this is reason enough to gather up the forces and play. For you.”

Opeth’s upcoming return to North America marks the group’s second tour of the states since the release of latest album "Pale Communion." More...

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Just For Fun

Metallica's "Seek and Destroy" Bluegrass Version

Finnish hillbillies Steve'n'Seagulls - who previously released bluegrass version's of Iron Maiden's "The Trooper", Dio's "Holy Diver"and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" - are back with a cover for Metallica's "Seek And Destroy". Their album "Farm Machine" is set to drop on May 12th via Spinefarm Records.

Check out now the bluegrass version of "Seek And Destroy" below.

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The Devil Wears Prada Posts New Track

The Devil Wears Prada premieres a new song online titled "South Of The City," which was released via Roadrunner Records for this year's Record Store Day festivities.

The group wrote and recorded the track from scratch over a four day period. A digital release of the single is set for today via iTunes here.

Check out now "South Of The City" below. More...

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Total Negation Posts New Track "Fluechtling"

One-man blackened athmospheric metal fortress Total Negation premieres the track titled "Fluechtling" taken from the upcoming new third full-length effort "Zeitzeuge" set to drop on June 16th via Temple Of Torturous Records.

Check out now "Fluechtling" below.

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Scorched Posts Track "Caverns Of Catharsis"

Hailing from Delaware upstart old-school death metallers of Scorched premiere the track "Caverns Of Catharsis" taken from the upcoming selftitled demo "Scorched" which is scheduled to be released this summer via Unspeakable Axe Records.

Check out now "Caverns Of Catharsis" below.

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Orakle Posts New Track "Aux Éclats"

French blackened progressive metal masters of Orakle are streaming another new track titled "Aux Éclats" taken from the upcoming album "Éclats" set to drop on May 11th via Apathia Records. Pre-orders (CDs, Tshirts, Exclusive Bundles) are available at this location.

Check out now the new track below.

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Dogmatic Absolution Premieres Oppressive Poetry

Following the 2012 EP "In His Trinity Essence" and a promo release from the following year, raw black metal outfit Dogmatic Absolution is gearing up to drop "Poetries Of Oppression" this coming June 9th via Tridoid Records.

Ahead of the release, today we're premiering the album's first single titled "The Poetry of Oppression," which can be heard below. Dogmatic Absolution comments:

"Poetry of Oppression speaks about misanthropy and the sadness of living in a world full of lies, and culminates in the end with a total disregard of humanity. The lyric of this song were written by our guitarist El."

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Ventus Mortis
2. Bringer of Light
3. The Eternal Promise
4. Poetry of Oppression
5. Almighty Solitude
6. Night Arises More...

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