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Last updated on May 4, 2015 at 10:27 AM ET

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

Baltimore's The Shindig Goes Metal In 2015

Baltimore's annual music festival, The Shindig, is shaping up to be more metal than in past years. The festival takes place on September 19, 2015 in Carroll Park, Baltimore, MD, and features Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Anthrax, Chevelle, and Helmet, among others. Check out the flier below:

Shindig flier

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Dying Humanity Releases "I Am King" Music Video

German death/thrash act Dying Humanity just released the first music video for the new album "Deadened." Check out "I Am King" in the player below. "Deadened" is set to drop via Bastardized Recordings on June 12th and it marks the first album since 2011 ("Living on the Razor’s Edge").

Full details on the album are expected soon. Check out "I Am King" here:

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Darkend Announce New Album

Italian symphonic black metal act Darkend have completed the recordings for the third album, which will be entitled "The Canticle Of Shadows." The album was mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance). The first pressing will be a limited edition, which will containing bonus tracks and some additional artwork.

The album will feature guest performances by "some of the pillars of the old metal scene." The details of the guest stars along with the release date will be revealed on another date.

The cover artwork is shown below and the track list is as follows:

1. Clavicula Salomonis
2. Of The Defunct
3. A Precipice Towards Abyssal Caves (Inmost Chasm, I)
4. Il Velo Delle Ombre
5. A Passage Through Abysmal Caverns (Inmost Chasm, II)
6. Sealed In Black Moon And Saturn
7. Congressus Cum Dæmone More...

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Arch Enemy Premieres New Music Video

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy premiered a new music video for the track "Stolen Life" over at Decibel Magazine's site at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the latest effort "War Eternal," which is out now via Century Media Records.

The band is currently trekking across Europe in support of the album. Remaining tour dates can be found over at this location.

Founder and guitarist Michael Amott comments: "I can't believe it's been almost a year since we released the 'War Eternal' album! Time flies when you're having fun huh?! We're just starting up our summer tour here in Europe and there's still a long way to go - we're booked up till Christmas! There has been such an amazing reaction to the new music and lineup and it is really keeping us motivated. Having Jeff Loomis out with us on the road is fantastic. A fine player and a true gentleman. I'm super happy that he could throw down a couple of leads on this new exciting version of 'Stolen Life', it really adds some new fire to the song. On our recent tour in Latin America we had the opportunity to film a video for our new single. It was a really good experience working with the talented Abysmo team and I'm more than happy with the end result! I look forward to seeing you all out there on the road..."

Check out "Stolen Life" here:

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Epsilon Releases Lyric Video For New Track

Austrian death metal act Epsilon released a lyric video for the new track "I Shall Feast On the Flesh of My Enemies." The song will appear on the sophomore LP "Zu Richten," which will be available on June 8th via Mighty Music.

The track list for the album is:

1. Explicit Enough?
2. Witness My Transformation Evisceration
3. I Shall Feast on the Flesh of My Enemies
4. Ein zarter Hauch von Menschlichkeit
5. Torn Apart by the Righteous Animals of This World
6. Nutzmensch Agonie
7. Can They Suffer?
8. Die Lebenden und die Toten
9. Im Namen Gottes
10. Die Schuld des Lebens
11. Die Erlösung der Menschheit More...

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SilentLie Releases "Layers Of Nothing" Music Video

Italian gothic metal act SilentLie released a new music video for the track "Layers of Nothing." The song is the title track of the debut full length album, which was issued in mid-April via Bakerteam Records.

Check out the video here:

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Withem Releases In Studio Progress Video Clips

Norwegian progressive metal act Withem is in the studio tracking and recording the as of yet untitled sophomore release. The album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut "The Point of You." More information on the album is expected soon.

The band recently released a pro shot video of the entire performance at ProgPower USA performance from September 2014, which marked the band's U.S. debut. That video can be seen over at this location).

In the following videos, the band prepares drum, guitar and the latest - bass - recordings.


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Unsafe Releases Teaser For New Album

French death/thrash act Unsafe released a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Enter Dark Places." The album is the band's fourth full length release and first since 2013's "Evilution." The album drops on July 3rd via Mighty Music/Target Group.

Additional details are expected soon. For now, check out the clip here:

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Centinex Releases "Moist Purple Skin" Video

Swedish reformed death metal unit, Centinex has released a new video for the track "Moist Purple Skin," which is taken from the band's 2014 comeback album, "Redeeming Filth," available via Agonia Records.

The band will perform a short string of selected dates this summer, including the following festivals:

June 12th: ROM - Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting Festival
June 26th: GER - Protzen - Protzen Open Air
July 1st: CZE - Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Festival
September 25th: SWE - Hultsfred - Mörkaste Småland Festival

Check out the clip here:

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Entera Posts New Video

Hailing from Nuremberg, Germany thrash metal veterans of Entera are celebrating their 25th anniversary with an upcoming new EP titled "The Pit Is Ours". The EP will be released as 7" vinyl ,hand numbered and limited to 500 pieces.

Check out now the new Lego stop-motion videoclip for the title track "The Pit Is Ours" below.

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Carnal Forge Previews New Song Material

Carnal Forge have started working on a new album and has posted a short clip of new material from the upcoming record below. Recording details for the album have yet to be revealed.

Ok. Hehe is a long clip. /petri

Posted by Carnal Forge on Saturday, May 2, 2015

States guitarist Petri Kuusisto: More...

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