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Last updated on August 28, 2015 at 11:22 AM ET

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

Akribi Working On New Album

Guitarist David Lidell from Swedish band Akribi has checked in with the following announcement about working on new material:

"Hey! We've been spending most of our time these past few months working on the pre-production of our next album. In November we will enter Crehate Studios to start recording drums. Oscar, the bearded gentleman below, will be behind the wheel. It's gonna be awesome! " More...

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Trapt Discusses Online Drama

Trapt has been taking some heat online lately due to vocalist Chris Taylor Brown discussing various political and racial topics that haven't gone over well, as well as an altercation on tour with another band that spilled into online discussions.

In a recent interview with Loudwire, Brown addresses what has become a rather tumultuous past few months on social media, taking ownership of his recent comments regarding rumoured altercations with fellow musicians and various other publicized opinions. You can read Part one of the interview right here.

These events lead up to the release of new single and music video “Human (Like The Rest Of Us)”, which touches upon the theme that all of us are human, imperfect, and often make mistakes. Watch the new music video below.

Brown states, “We are all bound by the emotions that we as Humans are capable of feeling. When we numb ourselves, because the pain is too great, we are no longer Human. To be imperfect, to be emotional is Human. Your emotions guide you. Listen to them. They will allow you to feel empathy towards others and others to feel you, but only if you allow it. Open up and FEEL! Do not be afraid. The only way we can come together as one HUMAN RACE is through understanding each other. The only way to understand is to FEEL, even when it hurts the most. When you are hurting the most, others will feel it too. They will help you, as you do them. #Humanaboveall

He further comments: “First off, I want to say that I am imperfect, but that is what makes me who I am and what I think is part of being Human. This brings me to the recent spat of verbal barbs I threw around a few weeks ago that at times sounded mean and much like bullying. It should be easy to shrug off insults that have nothing to do with the subject you are talking about and are only meant to get a rise out of you, but I did not shrug it off and the way I went about defending myself is definitely not the way one should go about spreading a message and I apologize to anyone I may have offended. The message gets lost when you engage in this way. More...

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Dead Label Posts New Lyric Video

Dead Label just launched a lyric video for the song "Throne Of Bones," which can be seen below (for some reason the video is currently set to not play on any site but YouTube - if it won't play for you below, you can watch it directly here).

"Throne Of Bones" is the title track taken from Dead Label's sophomore album due out at the end of the year. The lyric clip was created by Andy Pilkington of Pilkington Creative. The album's track listing is:

1. Throne of Bones
2. Salvation in Sacrifice
3. Exhume The Venom
4. The Birth of Suffering
5. The Cleansing
6. Ominous
7. Void
8. The Gates of Hell More...

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Fishing With Guns Posts New Single

Five years after the release of "The Fell," France-based stoner/southern hardcore/metal quintet Fishing With Guns is back to business with a brand new single called "It's Poutring."

Check out this new track below, which teases an album titled "...But The Dawn Will Come" due out later this fall on CD & digital formats bearing artwork by FWG. Stay tuned for more details. More...

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Taine Hitting The Road

Taine - prog death metal purveyors from Bucharest - will embark on a European trek billed as the "Resurrection Tour 2015" this September. The tour is in support of the band's latest studio release titled "Resurrection," available from Bandcamp and streaming below.

Taine has been around for 20 years now, over the years playing as support to Meshuggah, Kreator, Vader, Napalm Death, Ancient, Sepultura, Obituary, Atheist, Hypocrisy, and more. The upcoming tour will see the band playing in Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine. Dates are as follows:

Sep 16 - Varna, Bulgaria @ Club Smile
Sep 17 - Istanbul, Turkey @ Bronx Pi Sahne with Thrown to the Sun
Sep 18 - Thessaloniki, Greece @ Mavri Trypa with Sudden Death & Beyond The Existence
Sep 19 - Nis, Serbia @ Black Stage with Dawn Of Creation & Limbo
Sep 20 - Subotica, Serbia @ Clash Club with Claymore
Sep 21 - Szeged, Hungary @ Live Music Club with Fughu & Dramatic Morals
Sep 22 - Banska Bystrica, Slovakia @ Rock Club Tartaros with Dead Garden
Sep 23 - Bielsko-Biala, Poland @ Rudeboy Club
Sep 24 - Lviv, Ukraine @ Underground with ForceOut More...

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Slayer Films "Repentless" Video

On Wednesday, in near 100-degree heat and high humidity, a riot broke out in the exercise yard of the Sybil Brand Institute, the women's prison in East Los Angeles, where Slayer shot the music video for the "Repentless" title track.

In fact, while Slayer performed the track under that punishing sun over an eight-hour period, the "prisoners" had to stage a riot for somewhere north of twelve takes before director BJ McDonnell finally called it a wrap.

But that was all pretty much in keeping with McDonnell's brutal vision for the clip, a vision that many in the veteran cast and crew referred to as "more like something for a feature film than a rock band's music video."

This is McDonnell's first stint directing a music video. He directed the 2013 horror film "Hatchet III," and his rich resume as a motion picture cameraman includes "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Ant-Man" and "The Interview."

For Slayer's "Repentless," he and the video's producer Felissa Rose pulled together a gang of actors and crew who have been part of some of the most iconic horror films ever made: Derek Mears ("Predators," "Friday the 13th") Tyler Mane ("Halloween") Jason Trost ("Hatchet III"), Danny Trejo ("Machete," "From Dusk Till Dawn"), Tony Moran ("Halloween's" Michael Myers, "American Poltergeist"), Sean Whalen ("Men In Black," "Halloween II"), and Vernon Wells ("Mad Max 2," "Commando," "Weird Science") all are featured inmates in the video. More...

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Metal Allegiance Posts "Triangulum" Studio Clip

The eighth Metal Allegiance trailer is online now and covers the recording of the track "Triangulum," featuring Misha Mansoor, Ben Weinman, Charlie Benante, Phil Demmel, Matthew K. Heafy, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson and Mike Portnoy.

For a fuller taste of what Metal Allegiance has been cooking up, check out the recently released music video for "Dying Song" right here.

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Ravens Creed Reveals New Album Details

The British crusty death metal soldiers from Ravens Creed have revealed the full track list and cover art for upcoming 3rd album "Ravens Krieg," as well as an advanced track and definite release date.

The band's third album "Ravens Krieg," featuring cover artwork made by Greek artist Gerasimos Kolokas, is a merciless massacre containing 13 shots of direct, fresh, intense and infectious death metal the old fashioned way with a crust edge and a nasty sound. Due out October 1, the track listing is as follows:

01. Rock Cemetery
02. Palmer the Harmer
03. Jungle Justice
04. Riding the Pillock
05. Lecturn of Burning Swords Reversed
06. Victory in Defeat
07. VIP Treatment
08. Go Home
09. Bitten By Witch Fever
10. Brigade '77
11. Dirty Diary
12. While You Were Sleeping
13. Carrion Screaming More...

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Cradle Of Filth Seeking Support Bands

Cradle Of Filth has set up an online competition with various partners in Europe and the U.K. in order to find suitable support bands for the upcoming "Inquisitional Tourture" in October/November.

If you feel your band has what it takes to open for Dani & his crew of hellhounds, surf to this location and fill out the form to take part. Commented mainman Dani Filth:

"This is a really cool idea that has worked for us previously touring in Australia, wherein Ne Obliviscaris won a slot, and now they're special guests to the entire tour and playing festivals all round the globe. It is also reminiscent of the chance we were given by others to play in our early days as a band, so it's an honour to pass the opportunity onto fresh talent.

"Plus we get to check out a huge bunch of up and coming music, as do the magazines sponsoring this, so all-in-all its a win/win situation. That is of course unless you lose! Still, worth the punt methinks, these shows are going to be adrenaline-fuelled rushes of pure raucous Metal insanity, for sure!" More...

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Innfight Releasing "Boulevard Of Pain"

German alternative rock/metal band Innfight, featuring former members of Virus, 7th Day Davidian and Liquid Horizon, will release debut album, "Boulevard Of Pain," on September 18 via Innfight Music/Cargo Records.

A video teaser with songs snippets out of the new album can be viewed below. If you were to walk down the "Boulevard of Pain," you'd find the following track listing:

1. All In
2. Liars Place
3. Till I Fall
4. Memories
5. Heart Like A Stone
6. Breathe
7. Something New
8. Sytem Of Pain
9. Missed By The One
10. Lights & Shadows More...

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Baroness Announces "Purple" Album

Baroness returns with the band's first new music in three years this December 18 with the release of album, "Purple," via the group's recently formed label, Abraxan Hymns. The first song from the ten-track album, “Chlorine & Wine,” is available now, with an animated clip featuring “Chlorine & Wine” artwork available below.

“After releasing a lengthy and investigative record like 'Yellow & Green' we all felt that we needed to make something much more direct and immediate,” explains band founder and singer John Baizley of the approach behind "Purple."

The album was produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT) at Tarbox Road Studios in the secluded town of Cassadaga, New York.

Baizley goes on to say, “We wanted to write with our normal focus on artistry, balanced against an increased level of energy and focus. It was important for us to write our new songs with the type of enthusiasm and expressiveness that could act as a counterpoint to the album’s dark themes. As a result, the music came out in an intense, heavy and sonically captivating in a new way, which was important, loathe, as we are to fall into any kind of complacency pitfall or formulaic songwriting routine. 'Purple' is the most fully realized representation of our intention as a band; considering the amount of physical and mental energy spent writing it, we have accomplished something which would have seemed impossible to us a couple of years ago.” More...

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Beneath The Storm Posts "Starting The Ritual"

The Slovenian sludge doomsters from Beneath The Storm today release new single “Starting the Ritual” from upcoming album “Devil’s Village.” Check out the video clip below.

“Devil’s Village” will be released Sept 1, 2015 by Argonauta Records in three different versions: CD with 2 two bonus songs, LP 180 gr. with insert and patch, and as a digital download via all the main digital platforms.

1. The Curse Of Elizabeth
2. The Witches' Sabbath
3. At The Hour Of 13 (watch the video here)
4. Starting The Ritual
5. Whitewood
6. Burn The Witch
7. Tonight Begins The Ritual (Bonus Track, CD/DD ONLY)
8. Moonlight Through The Trees (Bonus Track, CD/DD ONLY) More...

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Legend Of Valley Doom Signs With Crime Records

After 10 years in the making, Darkest Sins guitarist Marius Danielsen will have his metal opera project "Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom" released, as he signs on with Martin Steene's (Iron Fire) Crime Records.

Legend of Valley Doom is an all-star project created by Danielsen with help from his brother Peter Danielsen. They created a unique fantasy concept brought to life through many high profiled musicians involved.

The project features one of the most impressive line-ups in the world of power metal, featuring: Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest/Winter's Bane), Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius/Timo Tolkki's Avalon), Edu Falaschi (ex-Angra/Almah), Mark Boals (Iron Mask/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Chris Caffery (T.S.O./Savatage), Ross the Boss (Death Dealer/ex-Manowar), Mike LePond (Symphony X), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody of Fire) and many, many more.

More information, including track list, release date and pre-order information is expected soon. More...

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Haunted By Destiny Is "Turning Pages"

Swedish hard rock act Haunted By Destiny has signed on with Doolittle Group for the release of the debut album "Aria for an Angel." As a first taste, the band issued a music video for the track "Turning Pages," which can be viewed in the player below.

The label commented: "The only thing bigger than the ambitions and the commitment of this band is the music. Haunted by Destiny delivers 'between the lines' and offers something new, something different and something big."

"Aria for an Angel" will be issued on September 24th 2015. Check out "Turning Pages" here:

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Groundless Calls You A "Waste Of Space"

Norwegian groove metal act Groundless released a music video for the new track "Waste of Space." The song appears on the band's new release "Adrenaline," which was issued a couple of weeks ago via Crime Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Steelwing Streams Title Track Of New Album

Swedish speed/power metal act Steelwing is streaming the new track "Reset, Reboot, Redeem." The song is the title track to the band's upcoming third full length studio effort and follow up to 2012's "Zone of Alienation." The album will be issued later this year via NoiseArt Records. More information is expected soon.

Out of the union of five zealous headbangers, the postapocalyptic metal outfit was established in 2009 and quickly joined the vanguard of the rising Swedish traditional heavy metal scene. Within months of releasing the first demo, a management and record deal had already been secured.

In the following years, Steelwing honed their skills in a trial by fire on a crusade across Europe. Touring in support of giants such as Accept, Blind Guardian and Sabaton, the young Swedes conquered new grounds with their energetic live shows and punk attitude. From massive arenas to small club stages, Steelwing would soon come to prove themselves a worthy headliner name in their own right during the following tours of Europe and South America.

The vocal acrobatics, synchronized twin-guitar blitzkrieg and fierce rhythm section proved to be a winning combination in the studio as well: from the critically acclaimed debut album “Lord of the Wasteland” (2010) to the hit-packed sophomore release “Zone of Alienation” (2012) and the highly anticipated reinvention due for release in 2015, dystopian visions and uncompromised quality have always been reliable constants in the Steelwing doctrine.

Check out the track here:

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The Ritual Aura Streaming Entire New Album

Australian technical death metal outfit The Ritual Aura premieres its entire new album "Laniakea", out in stores now via Lacerated Enemy Records.

You can now check out the full-album stream of "Laniakea" below.

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Chuggaboom Debuts New Song "A BBQ In Antarctica"

"Awesomecore" inventors Chuggaboom premiere their new track "A BBQ In Antarctica", taken from the band's debut album "Zodiac Arrest", which will be released September 26th.

You can now check out "A BBQ In Antarctica" below.

On a side note we should mention the band's satirical lyrical content includes such lines as: More...

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Bermuda Premieres New Track "Vertebroken"

Death Metal/Deathcore outfit Bermuda premieres its new track "Vertebroken", taken from the upcoming album "Use Your Burdens", set to drop late 2015 via Mediaskare Records. The new effort was recorded at Echelon Studios in Burbank, CA with producer Joseph McQueen (As I Lay Dying, Wovenwar).

Check out now "Vertebroken" below.

Explains Vocalist Corey Bennett: More...

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Just For Fun

Jared Dines: 50 Shades Of Deathcore Torture Videos

YouTubers Jared Dines and Jarrod Alonge teamed up for a video of Alonge‘s deathcore spoof, "Inconceivable Somatic Defecation" by Vermicide Violence. The track puts a spin on the common torture video treatment and is taken from Jarrod Alonge‘s "Beating A Dead Horse" album.

Check it out now below.

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Like A Storm Premiere New Music Video

New Zealand's hard rockers of Like A Storm premiere their brand new lyric video for the third single "Become The Enemy", taken from the band's latest album "Awaken The Fire", out in stores via Another Century Records.

You can now watch the lyric video below, featuring footage filmed during the band's recent European tour.

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