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Last updated on October 23, 2014 at 2:13 PM ET

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

Hellscream Announces "Made Immortal"

Hellscream is the brainchild of heavy metal vocalist Norman Skinner (Skinner, Dire Peril, ex-Imagika) and guitar shredder Dave Garcia (Cage).

Skinner and Garcia collaborated to write, record, and produce an album and they are now prepared to unleash the beast…."Made Immortal!" The track listing is as follows:

1. Hellscream
2. Mind Reapers
3. Made Immortal
4. Phoenix (We'll Rise)
5. The Gorgon Stare
6. The Great Collector
7. Last Charge Of A Bloody Brigade
8. VII
9. Act Of God
10. When Forever Ends
11. Worldwide Divide More...

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Decimation Reveals New Album Details

The Turkish brutalists in Decimation will release "Reign of Ungodly Creation" this coming December 9th through Comatose Music.

"Reign of Ungodly Creation" follows the band's 2010 Comatose Music release "Anthems of an Empyreal Dominion." The label comments:

"During the band's 15 years of existence, Decimation has crafted a very unique and technical style, giving them a distinct sound with an extremely eerie and dissonant aura of brutality. Mind bending riffs with ferocious drumming and guttural vocals collide to bring you this ungodly creation of death metal that is certain to reign supreme in 2014! This CD release includes a 16 page booklet featuring the brilliant artwork of the legendary Dan Seagrave. Mixed and mastered by Sasha Borovykh at TsunTsun."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Noncelestical Orisons Cataclised in the Passage of Ninib
2. Supreme Wisdom of Blasphemy in the Reign of Ungodly Creation
3. Mystic Transformation in Encrypted Scrolls of a Grievous Sermon
4. Aberrant Ablution by Filthy Excrements of a Grotesque Crassamentum
5. Psalm Carnage in the Ghoulish Chapel of Gehenna
6. Ghoulish Requiem for a Macabre Daemonarch
7. Prophetic Despise Under the Pendulum of a Sacrilegious Throne
8. Devilish Domain Vortex in the Gloom of Wicked Ziggurat
9. Veracity in Relics More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy Releases New Video

Cavalera Conspiracy will drop "Pandemonium" on November 3rd in the U.K. & November 4th in North America via Napalm Records.

After previously streaming the track online, now Cavalera Conspiracy has released a music video for "Babylonian Pandemonium," which can be seen below courtesy of Metal Injection. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
3. Scum
4. I, Barbarian
5. Carmunhao
6. Apex Predator
7. Insurrection
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
12. Porra More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Streaming Full New Album

"Desideratum" is the forthcoming new long player from U.K. extreme metal misfits Anaal Nathrakh.

In celebration of its official North American release, now less than one week away, today Revolver Magazine offers up a stream of "Desideratum" in its sinister entirety. Check it out below.

"Desideratum" was produced by guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, and music tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California.

The album is slated to detonate on October 28th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-order info is available at this location. More...

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Kruger Posts New Music Video

Swiss metal/hardcore institution Kruger today premieres the video for "Adam and Steve," which can be seen below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net.

The track hails from Kruger's upcoming album, "Adam and Steve," set or North American release on January 20th, 2015 via Listenable Records.

"Adam and Steve" follows Kruger's 2010 release "For Death, Glory and the End of the World." The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Bottoms Up
2. Discotheque
3. Adam And Steve
4. Charger
5. Mountain Man
6. The Wild Brunch
7. Herbivores
8. Farewell More...

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Battle Beast Unveils New Album

"Unholy Savior," the new album from Battle Beast, will launch via Nuclear Blast on January 9th in Europe and January 13th in North America. Guitarist / vocalist Anton Kabanen comments:

"I thirst to go further as a human being, and the music on this album represents a part of the ongoing spiritual journey - that's what I tend to call it - which is my road onward. Music-wise the songs have been expanded to a wider area as an effort to call out emotions close to those I had myself during the times of birth of these songs.

"Like always, I wrote songs about a manga and anime series 'Berserk,' as well, and the reason behind writing songs about that particular series is that I can strongly relate to that, especially to certain characters and to their way of thinking and feeling."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
4. Madness
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry More...

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Black Sheep Wall Announces New Album

California's crushing sludge/doom outfit Black Sheep Wall will release a new album through Season of Mist in 2015.

The new record is titled "I'm Going to Kill Myself" and will be released in North America on January 27th (January 26th worldwide). Regarding the album, guitarist Scott Turner comments:

"It's crazy how much can change in a year or two, but when you think about our history those who have been following us shouldn't be surprised. We're very excited about the release of 'I Am Going to Kill Myself,' and the debut of Brandon as our full time vocalist after doing close to 7 years of duty on bass. His voice is the voice I've been waiting to have in the band for years.

"The album was just as much a labor of love as it was an arduous and brain wracking process. Once you hear the songs you'll know what I mean. They are a test of endurance as Jackson and I purposely tried to push the limits of taste for the album which I sometimes like to think of more as a special project than a true follow up album. More...

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Bastard Feast Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

Portland, Oregon's extreme metal/sludge powerhouse Bastard Feast just announced a new U.S. tour that starts on Halloween night in Sacramento and runs for a month. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

Bastard Feast will be touring in support of the "Osculum Infame" album, which can be heard in the player below. Regarding the new album, guitarist Taylor Robinson said:

"The new record is a change in the path for us. We have dialed in our sound even more and sold our souls to hell to channel more darkness. The album is lyrically bleak and filled with contempt. Adding a 2nd guitar and finding our new bass player Jesse has completed our brotherhood for this band. We feel that everyone who will hear this music will be drawn in. It is truly hateful and inspired." More...

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Arch Enemy Streaming Judas Priest Cover

This October and November, Arch Enemy will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of the "War Eternal" album (reviewed here).

To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7" with Kreator, who is set up as direct support on the run.

Available starting at the Baltimore show tonight (October 23rd), fans can pick up this transparent red 7" (limited to 500 copies) at the merch table. A dark red 7" (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on Kreator and Arch Enemy's European tour, which sees Arch Enemy as direct support.

Arch Enemy covered the Judas Priest classic "Breaking The Law" for this special release. Check out the cover song below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

Michael Amott (guitar) comments: "When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs. However, the iconic 'Breaking The Law' anthem by Judas Priest is anything but that of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process, we tried to make it sound as Arch Enemy as possible - it turned out pretty f'n cool, and here it is...Enjoy!" More...

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Pitch Black Forecast Streaming New Album

Today Pitch Black Forecast's full "As The World Burns" album is available for streaming online and can be heard below.

"As The World Burns" is an all-star release that features J-Mann of Mushroomhead, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God, Devin Townsend, Gene Hoglan, and The Human Furnace of Ringworm.

"As The World Burns" also features the debut of another J-Mann side project called Bitch Wranger. A 4-song EP entitled "Spitef*ck" will serve as bonus tracks on the CD.

In addition, Best Buy will be featuring an exclusive CD version that adds three more bonus tracks, bringing the total CD track list to 18. More...

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Decline Of The I Streaming "Hexenface"

French post-black metal act Decline Of The I has finished the recording of sophomore album "Rebellion," which will land in early 2015 via Agonia Records.

The artwork for "Rebellion" was designed by David Fitt (Aosoth, Secrets of the Moon, Svart Crown). The first song to be revealed off the release, "Hexenface." is available for streaming via the SoundCloud player below.

"Mixing different kinds of dark and extreme music, the album is hard to be compared with any other band," comments founder, A.K.

The concept of Decline Of The I is inspired by the works of the biologist Henri Laborit and falls into the genre of avant-garde post-black metal. More news on "Rebellion" will follow soon. More...

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Interview

The Real Cristina Scabbia

Tuesday, October 14th. I step outside the parking garage across from Greene Street Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, and am nearly swept right off my feet.

Two members of Lynchburg, Virginia-based metal trio Mourn The Illusion, Jeremy McConville and Matt Burks, and I have just kicked off a whirlwind double-header concert trek through our neighbor to the south, braving relentless rain most of the way. For now, the rain has dissipated, replaced by a bracing wind that almost makes me want to perk my ears for the town tornado siren.

Tonight’s show is headlined by none other than Italy’s Lacuna Coil, and I'm set for an early “date” with co-singer Cristina Scabbia. As the first arrivals begin to congregate outside the box office, I punch in the number for the band’s tour manager, Gus, and realize it’s already stored on my phone.

“I think we’ve met before,” I tell Gus as he steps off the parked tour bus. The behind-the-scenes world of metal is a rather small one, after all.

“Some things never change,” he chuckles, “and another thing that apparently never changes is Musicians Forgetting To Check Their Watches. Cristina went shopping and hasn’t returned. Meet us back here in half an hour?”

Fair enough. We discover a cozy bar literally ten seconds around the street corner, the aptly named Stumble Stilkins, and thankfully remember to keep eyes on our own timepieces. After getting loosened up from the drive, we “stumble” against the whistling wind back to the bus and are finally ushered aboard.

With our ears still ringing, Cristina - an embodiment of several endearing Italian stereotypes, including talking excitedly with one’s hands - instructs us to make ourselves at home in the comfy back lounge. As I fire up my recorder, Jeremy and Matt casually inquire about her recent shopping jaunt. More...

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Harmony Premieres Lyric Video For New Track

On November 28th in Europe and December 2nd in North America, Swedish metal act Harmony will return with the new studio album "Theatre of Redemption." The album is the first in six years ("Chapter II: Aftermath" in 2008) and will be issued through Ulterium Records. Today, Metal Underground.com is pleased to premiere the first single and opening track "The Window of My Soul," which can be heard in the player below.

"Theatre of Redemption" features Daniel Heiman (ex-Lost Horizon, Heed) on vocals for all tracks, who replaces Henrik Båth (featured on the band's 2003 debut "Dreaming Awake," the 2008 EP "End of My Road" and the sophomore full length release "Chapter II: Aftermath" in 2008). It also is the debut appearance by new bassist Raphael Dafras (Almah) and new keyboardist John Svensson.

The album was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman (At The Gates, In Flames, Hammerfall) and mastered by Thomas "Plec" Johansson (Scar Symmetry, Watain).

"Theatre of Redemption" will be issued in the following formats: Regular CD edition, a Black wooden box edition (Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies, which includes the CD, booklet, a Harmony guitar pick, a sticker, a postcard and an exclusive 'The History of Harmony' 20-page booklet), Vinyl edition (Limited to 500 copies, which includes insert with lyrics) and the digital edition. All physical editions, as well as three different t-shirt designs, are available for preorder at the Ulterium Records Store at this location.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Window of My Soul
2. Inhale
3. Crown Me King
4. Son of the Morning
5. What If
6. Theatre of Redemption
7. Bloodbound
8. You Are
9. Hands of Time
10. In Search of More...

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Carcass Releases "Livestock Marketplace" Clip

Carcass released a new lyric video for the the new track "Livestock Marketplace." The song will appear on the upcoming new EP "Surgical Remission/Suplus Steel," which contains unreleased material recorded during the "Surgical Steel" sessions. The EP drops on November 17th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The EP track listing is:

1. A Wraith in the Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (Reprise)

Check out "Livestock Marketplace" here: More...

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Messiah's Kiss Posts "Get Your Bulls Out" Preview

German metal act Messiah's Kiss, featuring ex-Jack Starr's Burning Star/ex-Riot (live) vocalist Mike Tirelli, posted a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Get Your Bulls Out." The album is set for release on December 5th via Massacre Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Livin' in Paradise
2. Immortal Memory
3. Rescue Anyone? Rescue Me!
4. Survivor (Take a Ride on My Heels)
5. Time to Say Goodbye
6. Only Murderers Kill Time
7. Fuel for Life
8. Mission to Kill
9. Symphony of Sin
10. Nobody Knows Your Name
11. Who's the First to Die
12. Whisper a Prayer
13. Without Forgiveness
14. Buried Alive (streaming here)

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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The Flight Of Sleipnir Releases Artwork Video

Colordo psychedelic doom metal act The Flight of Sleipnir released a video clip featuring an edited version of the new track "Gullveig" along with the artwork for the upcoming new album "V." The album is set to drop on the following release schedule:

November 24th: CAN
November 25th: USA
November 28th: GAS/FIN/BENELUX
December 1st: UK/Rest of Europe
December 3rd: ESP/SWE

The track list is as follows:

1. Headwinds
2. Sidereal Course
3. The Casting
4. Nothing Stands Obscured
5. Gullveig
6. Archaic Rites
7. Beacon in Black Horizon

Check out the clip here: More...

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Exlibris Announces New Album "Aftereal," Preview

Polish power metal act Exlibris (not to be confused with Dutch symphonic metal act Ex Libris) announced the impending release of the third studio album "Aftereal." The album is set to drop in Poland on November, 24th, Europe on December, 1st and North America on January, 13th 2015 via Metal Mind Productions. A preview for the album can be heard below.

Guest appearances include Evergrey's Tom Englund. The track listing for "Aftereal" is:

1. The Continuum
2. Escape Velocity
3. The Day Of Burning
4. In The Darkest Hour
5. Omega Point
6. Before The Storm
7. King Of The Pit
8. Darker Than Black
9. Closer
10. False Messiah
11. The Mental Crusade
12. Suspended Animation More...

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Faithsedge Releases "Comes Crashing Down" Video

California hard rock/progressive metal act Faithsedge, featuring former and current members of Dokken, Trixter and Hardline, released a new music video for the new track "Comes Crashing Down." The song is taken from the latest album "The Answer Of Insanity," which is available from Scarlet Records.

Check out the video here:

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