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Last updated on July 30, 2015 at 9:59 AM ET

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


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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