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Last updated on May 24, 2017 at 8:40 PM ET

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

Wither Away Releases Lyric Video

Reading, PA's Wither Away has a new lyric video online for "The Grand Tree," which can be viewed below and comes off latest release "The Words We Live By, the Actions We Don't Take" that just dropped on May 19th.

1. Sheikha
2. Transitions
3. Hopeless
4. The Grand Tree
5. The Philospher's Stone
6. Earthbound
7. Hazel Eyes

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Aposento Posts "Partially Deceased Syndrome"

Spanish death metal band Aposento just launched a new video clip as a 2nd advance track for upcoming album "Bleed to Death," which is due for release June 12th through Xtreem Music. Check out the "Partially Deceased Syndrome" video below.

1. Bleeding Flesh
2. Wishing Hell
3. Partially Deceased Syndrome
4. Portrait of a Killer
5. Maleficarvm
6. Slaughtered
7. Abandon All Hope
8. The Divine Art of Torture
9. Revenge Against God
10. Cannibalistic Communion More...

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Barrows Streaming Full New LP

The expansive "Obsidion" LP by Los Angeles-based Barrows will be unveiled through Germany's Tonzonen Records this Friday, and an early stream of the entire record has come online.

The band's cinematic, instrumental rock organically and seamlessly blends elements of prog, space, kraut, and psych, citing influences of early King Crimson and Pink Floyd to John Carpenter and Goblin.

"Obsidion" was recorded and mixed by Sean Foye, Jim Leonard, and Richy Epolito, mastered by Eroc from the legendary Krautrock band Grobschnitt, and features artwork and photography by Alexandre Souêtre. More...

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Final Void Posts "Thoreau" Video

Final Void, a band that hails from Tampere, Finland and combines melodic rock with metal, is now releasing debut album "Sounds Of Absence" via Inverse Records. Get a taste of the album with the "Thoreau" video clip below.

The track features Albert Hyrönen, a solo artist and a finalist of a national guitarist competition "Kitarasankari" (Guitar Hero). Albert comments:

"Final Void asked me if I wanted to play a solo on their upcoming album. I listened the song and immediately decided I wanted to be a part of this project! The song kicks ass and the overall feeling of the debut album is just amazing and so versatile!"

01. One Certain Son
02. Dianthus
03. Thoreau
04. For You
05. Desperation Rises
06. Journey
07. Her Song
08. Bad Memory
09. The Day You Sold Your Heart More...

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Loyal Until Death Announces "Remain Defiant"

Pompano Beach, Florida-based brutal metallic hardcore outfit Loyal Until Death presents the decimating "Remain Defiant" LP, confirmed for release on July 7th through 1732 Records. Check out the album's opening track below, and you can place pre-orders here.

The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Daniel Columbo at Iceman Studios in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and completed with artwork by Eliran Kantor. Loyal Until Death comments:

"We were going for the biggest backfist of reality that we could possibly put down in words and be able to transpose the same feeling through the music. We started writing this record with one thing in mind, to brutally offend everyone with the truth. We wanted to the music to be punishing, relentless, and unforgiving."

1. Remain Defiant
2. What Never Dies
3. The God To You Repentance
4. Condemned And Judged
5. I Detest
6. Death Is The Destiny
7. Bow Down To Your Enemy
8. Into The Six-Foot Drop
9. Our Detriment
10. Keep It Real
11. The Molding Of A Man More...

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Drug Honkey Releases "Pool Of Failure" Video

Drug Honkey's latest album "Cloak Of Skies" dropped earlier this month, and now the band has further released a music video for the "Pool Of Failure" song - check it out below.

1. Pool of Failure (5:44)
2. Sickening Wasteoid (6:12) [streaming here]
3. Outlet of Hatred (6:48)
4. (It’s Not) The Way (6:36)
5. The Oblivion of an Opiate Nod (10:00) (featuring Bruce Lamont)
6. Cloak of Skies (8:11)
7. Pool of Failure (Justin K. Broadrick remix) (6:29)

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Origin Releases Second Studio Clip

In anticipation of upcoming new album "Unparalleled Universe," iconic U.S. death metal crew Origin recorded a series of in-studio videos to discuss the album's recording process. The second in-studio video, featuring guitarist and founding member Paul Ryan, is now available for viewing below.

"Unparalleled Universe" will be released on June 30th via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Infinitesimal to the Infinite
2. Accident and Error (streaming here)
3. Cascading Failures
4. Mithridatic
5. Truthslayer
6. Invariance Under Transformation
7. Dajjal
8. Burden of Prescience
9. Unequivocal
10. Revolucion More...

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El Camino Releasing "Cursed Congregation"

Swedish group El Camino will release "Cursed Congregation" on LP, CD, and cassette formats this coming July 2nd, 2017 via To The Death / Night Tripper Records. Check out advance song "Stars and Silence" below, while the full track listing is as follows:

1. Into the Dark
2. Intent of Man's Heart
3. Cursed Congregation
4. Penance Upon the Pyre
5. Häxkraft I - Domens Hand
6. Crooked Wand
7. Häxkraft II - Elin
8. Vengeance
9. Stars and Silence
10. Ordeal of Faith
11. Häxkraft III - Vags Ande More...

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Brendon Small Returns With "Galaktikon II"

Brendon Small - the mastermind behind massive metal band Dethklok and the Metalocalypse show - has been teasing a new chapter of his popular Galaktikon saga for months. After spending the past two years writing and recording new material and dropping random hints throughout the media and at appearances, the wait is over.

This year, marking the 10 year anniversary of his breakout Dethklok release, "The Dethalbum," Brendon Small will reveal his upcoming high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album, "Galaktikon II: Become The Storm."

The album will be released via physical and digital retailers on August 25th, 2017 (Megaforce Records/MRI), with digital pre-orders set to become available next Friday, June 2nd.

Take a 360° hyperspeed trip through the galaxy and hear a clip of brand new music via the YouTube player below. More...

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Goatwhore Posts "Chaos Arcane" Video

"Vengeful Ascension" is the imminent new full-length album from New Orleans' metal legion Goatwhore. Set to drop on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records worldwide, the band's seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

In advance of its release, today the band shares an official lyric video for "Chaos Arcane." Based on H.P. Lovecraft's character Nyarlathotep who attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil, the track conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can. More...

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Lord Premieres Full New Album

May 26th is going to be a hell of a New Release Friday for the metal world, with not the least of those releases coming from Fredericksburg, Virginia group Lord!

While "Blacklisted" is now just two days away, we're stoked to bring you the entire album for an early stream today - listen in below and let us know what you think. Pre-orders are online here.

Lord is a band that isn't afraid to explore the possibilities within heavy music, merging thrash, hardcore punk, prog, death, and black metal for an aggressive and chaotic sound.

Lyrically, "Blacklisted" focuses on the destruction of the Earth, those destroying it and what role each and every one of us plays in that picture. As a counterpoint, the album also highlights figures both historical and modern that have made a positive impact on humanity. Lord consists of:

Steven Kerchner - Vocals
Will Rivera - Guitar
Todd Wuehrmann - Guitar
Chris Dugay - Bass
Kevin Marimow - Drums More...

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Demised Signs With Wormholedeath Records

Spain's Demised signed on with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of the band's debut full length album "A Warm Place to Stay." Check out the lyric video for the new song "Vastness" in the player at the bottom.

"A Warm Place To Stay" will be issued on the following release schedule:

Digital: June 16th (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
CD: September 22nd (Aural Music Group)
USA: July 7th (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Japan: October 25th (Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion)

Demised is a metal band that wanders among melancholy and strength, trying to pass on the connection with nature, hope, life and death. Formed by vocalist/guitarist Andrés Pestana and drummer Adrián Hidalgo in 1996, the band was born under the influence of death metal, an extreme sound that related the human being’s decay. First release was the demo “Panthalasa” (1998), with only four tracks of pure old school death metal, followed by the debut EP “Between the Ashes and the Silence” (1999). It wasn't until 2007 that they recorded “Cold," a more intricate, technical and darker style was born.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Intro
2. Fractures & ashes
3. Vastness
4. From the storm
5. My dreads, my fears
6. Where we all belong
7. Top of the path
8. Sistrum
9. A warm place to stay
10. The mournful flight More...

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Irdorath Signs With Wormholedeath Records

Austrian black metal act Irdorath signed on with Wormholedeath Records for the release of the new album "Denial of Creation." For a preview, check out the video clip for the title track in the player at the bottom.

The band's fourth full length release will be issued on the following schedule worldwide:

Digital release date : June 23rd (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.A : October 13th (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
CD release date : September 1st (Aural Music Group)
Japan: TBA (Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion)

The track listing for "Denial of Creation" is:

1. Devoured by Greed
2. Trail of Redemption
3. Sacred Deception
4. The Curse that Haunts the Earth
5. Purification
6. Covenant of the Unbounded
7. Blessings from Above
8. In the Name of Decay
9. Denial of Creation More...

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Custard Issues "Queen Of Snow" Video Clip

German power metal act Custard released the first video clip (and third song) from the upcoming new album "A Realm of Tales," which is set to drop on May 19th via Pure Steel Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Icy Stare
2. Queen of Snow
3. The Pied Piper (song streaming here)
4. Arabian Nights
5. Snow White (song streaming here)
6. Snow Away (Intro)
7. The Little Match Girl
8. Daughter of the Sea
9. Witch Hunter
10. Sign of Evil
11. Bluebeard
12. Forged in Fantasy

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Pyramaze Issues New Lyric Video

Danish based power/progressive metal act Pyramaze released a new lyric video, this time for the track "The Tides That Won't Change." The song appears on the latest album "Contingent," which is available now via Inner Wound Recordings. If you missed our review for the album, check it over here.

Check out the clip here:

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Worselder Issues "Paradigms Lost" Video Clip

French heavy thrash/stoner group Worselder released the new official video today. It’s the first from the forthcoming album "Paradigms Lost" and it happens to be the title track, a real statement of intent. "Paradigms Lost" will be released on June 1st via Sliptrick Records.

The video presents a young girl who remembers her parents, Cathars burnt at the stake. After a ritual, she collects their ashes and walks to the walls of Montsegur, where she gives them the freedom they headed for. She finally disappears with the ghosts of her parents… Through the imagery of Cathars, the song is an allegory of all religious fights and an hymn to the freedom of thought.

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End Of Green Announces "Void Estate"

Dark. Loud. End Of Green. Germany's strongest dark rock band has found a unique standpoint in the cosmos of music and has once again lacerated lesions for the upcoming effort "Void Estate." End Of Green comes from a world of its own; no other band is able to visualize isolation in the midst of beauty with such ear-piercing power and after 25 years of agony they release opus number nine - out on August 18th 2017 via Napalm Records as a 2CD Digipak (CD+DVD),
2LP Gatefold and Digital Album.

So what else should one expect from "Void Estate"?

Inside of a maze of Goth, doom, metal, doleful alternative and deep-rooted pain, the band is desperate to find hope. Michelle Darkness sings touching and intimate dirges about aging, loss and loneliness. Every note is clutched by wistfulness and somewhere in these lofty melodies glimmers a spark of optimism; A redeeming ray of hope sheltered in melodic hook lines.

Watch the first album teaser and get your first look at the stunning album artwork by Oliver Merkle below.

Somewhere in the lofty melodies glimmers a spark of optimism; A redeeming ray of hope sheltered in melodic hook lines. Though we are aware of the doom of our very souls songs like "The Unseen" offer the listener a light at the end of the tunnel: "Together, we are less alone."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Send In The Clowns
2. Dark Side Of The Sun
3. The Door
4. Head Down
5. Crossroads
6. The Unseen
7. Dressed In Black Again
8. Mollodrome
9. Worn And Torn
10. City Of Broken Thoughts
11. Like A Stranger
12. Leave This Town (Bonus Track) More...

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Nervecell Posts "Past, Present...Torture" Details

UAE metal act Nervecell has set August 25th as the release date for the forthcoming third album "Past, Present...Torture." The album will be released through Lifeforce Records in most part of the world, while Metal East Records is handling the release in the Middle East region. “Past, Present…Torture” is the successor to “Psychogenocide,” released in 2011. The new track "Proxy War" can be accessed in the player below.

It is a fine line to combine brutality, technical requirements and harsh accessibility in such a way, that the result leads to extreme songs, which listeners like to hear and which they can remember.
Nervecell masters that impressively. The addition of Middle-Eastern folklore accents contributes a decisive part to this. The Dubai-based band is, above all, an uncompromising Death Metal band, but the charm of the “special ingredients” always resonates. And this is how Nervecell finds to musical differentiation.

“Past, Present…Torture” was mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) in Poland and the cover artwork was created by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (Origin, Exodus, Whitechapel). The album consists of 13 tracks and is the most extreme and versatile Nervecell record to date. The title speaks for itself, focusing on the state of the world and where we are all headed as a civilization. “Past, Present…Torture” serves as a concise summary for both, the lyrical message and the musical direction. Offering unpleasant truths and a rigorous death metal sound. Just as you know and expect from the beast from the Middle East...Nervecell!

The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Aadvent
3. Proxy War
4. D.N.A. (Diruo Nocens Acervus)
5. Abyssviand
6. Hypnosis
7. Malice Within
8. Dawn of Decimation
9. Habitual Deceit
10. Maqabre
11. Tree of Lies
12. Treading Beneath
13. Past, Present... Torture More...

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F.K.U. Signs With Despotz Records

Inspired by 80's thrash bands and horror movies, coupled with old issues of Metal Forces and cheap beer, the mighty Swedish horror metal machine F.K.U. has just signed with Despotz Records and is currently working on an album to be released in late fall.

The band says, "As we prepare to enter the next stage of our ongoing battle for total dominance, we have formed a new alliance to assist us in forcing the world to succumb to horror and metal. We are proud to announce that Despotz Records will be releasing our albums in the future. They are a force to be reckoned with and will take no prisoners. And make no mistake, F.K.Ü. will be back with another horror metal attack late this fall."

Throughout their three decade long career F.K.U. has shown the world that it’s possible to have good, friendly, violent fun on your way to the nearest mosh pit.

"We give you horror Thrash Metal's finest, F.K.Ü," says Despotz Records partner, Omer Akay. "The band celebrates it's 30th anniversary this year, and we're honoured to present their fifth album to the world this fall. Mosh til u drop!!" More...

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Below the Sun: Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Progressive doom outfit Below the Sun premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Alien World", which comes out on May 26 through Temple of Torturous.

Check out now "Alien World" in its entirety below.

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Vinterbris Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Norwegian melodic black metal band Vinterbris debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Ad Absurdum", which will be released through multiple digital platforms on June 6th. "Ad Absurdum" was mixed and mastered by Tor "Ninja" Vegard Aksnes.

Check out now "Ad Absurdum" in its entirety below.

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Ursinne Premieres New Song "Devil May Care"

Death metal super-group Ursinne, consisting of Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Ashcloud, Henry Kane) and Dave Ingram (Echelon, Down Among The Dead Men, ex-Hail Of Bullets/Bolt Thrower/Benediction) premieres a new song entitled "Devil May Care", taken from the upcoming debut album "Swim With the Leviathan", which will be released on August 20 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "Devil May Care" below.

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Stone Sour Debuts New Music Video For "Song #3"

Stone Sour debuts a new music video for "Song #3", taken from the upcoming new album "Hydrograd", which will arrive in stores June 30th via Roadrunner Records.

Check out now "Song #3" below.

In other news Stone Sour has announced the dates for a European/UK tour with The Pretty Reckless as special guest: More...

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Bison Premieres "Until The Earth Is Empty"

Vancouver metal band Bison premieres a new song entitled "Until The Earth Is Empty", taken from the forthcoming new album "You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient", which will be released on July 07th through Pelagic Records.

Check out now "Until The Earth Is Empty" below.

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