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Last updated on January 17, 2018 at 12:35 PM ET

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

Samael Posts New Video Online

Swiss extreme metal legends Samael (whose frontman Vorph was recently interviewed here,) has posted a new video online for the song, "Rite Of Renewal." Speaking about the video, the band stated:

"This is the first song from 'Hegemony' that we presented live and it became an instant classic. The video was shot in Les Docks in Lausanne during the first show that followed the release of 'Hegemony,' it was latter edited by Sergey Ulyanov who previously worked on other visuals for us. The song itself is a mid/up tempo track that shows a more technical side of our music. The dynamic is kept by altering fast and dense parts with open and heavy ones until the grand final with super heavy riffs and apocalyptic keyboard parts. What better title for a song than 'Rite of Renewal' to start a new year? 2018 here we go!" More...

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Khemmis Enters The Studio

Denver’s doom metal titans Khemmis are currently working at Flatline Audio Studios (Denver CO) with Dave Otero - immersed in the recording of the band’s impending third album, which will see release this summer 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment for the World ex-North America and 20 Buck Spin for North America.

Immediately following the recording sessions, Khemmis will take part in the Seventh Annual Decibel Magazine Tour, set to run through North America from February 15th to March 10th alongside Wolves In The Throne Room, Myrkur, and Nuclear Blast label mates Enslaved. One month later, Khemmis will make their anxiously awaited European live debut, performing at the mighty Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands on April 19th, followed by a set at Doom Over Leipzig Festival in Leipzig, Germany on April 21st. More...

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Ministry Discusses New Album Songwriting

On November 9, 2016, Ministry's Al Jourgensen woke up and said, "It's time to make a f*cking album."

When six-time Grammy-nominated Jourgensen had released the final album of his blistering Bush-era trilogy - Houses of the Mole, Rio Grande Blood, and The Last Sucker - where he just railled against George Dubya, he realized that it's not about the candidate. "I always knew this, but on that album it really hit home that we're all suckers."

With the upcoming, politically-charged "AmeriKKKant," he wanted to focus on why we would elect someone like Donald Trump, rather than have the songs be about the current administration. "That's more interesting than who the fuck's in charge," he adds, "Even the ruling class overlords don't know who's in charge. As a society, we're not pulling our weight. Our value and morality systems are completely out the window, it's become all about a monetary system, what every action is based on. You make bad mistakes as a human being when you're chasing the green dragon, the almighty dollar. When that's the motivating factor in our actions, we end up with someone like Trump. And that's what I wanted to comment on with this record." More...

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Memoriam Reveals New Album Details

Old school death metallers, Memoriam, are set to unleash their second album, The Silent Vigil, on March 23rd through Nuclear Blast Records. Just one year after the release of debut album For The Fallen, the band returns with an authentic, raw flood of old school death metal destruction!

The album's impressive artwork was created again by Dan Seagrave (Benediction, Dismember, Hypocrisy, Suffocation). Speaking about the album art, the band stated: More...

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Pit Stories: D&DD

Every week on Metal Underground, we receive stories of life on the road from metal bands all over the world. This week, Warraxe, lead vocalist of eclectic Canadian group Nordheim shares a tale of Dungeons & Dragons with some surprising twists!

"So there was that time when we were going to Toronto... When we're driving to a venue, we usually play D&D in the tour van all ride long, yeah I know it's sounds geek as fuck but wait for it...

"We also have a habit of putting a big flashy sing with stupid shit written all over it so we can see the reaction of people driving by and it's always a good time. So this time we wrote on it : Show us your tits we're rockstars.

"We didn't know what to expect, we got lots of smiles, people laughing, angry old ladies... typical stuff. So we kept on playing D&D while keeping an eye on cars passing by, the occasional manboobs you know... We had a good laugh at the first hairy ass that we saw but things got cool when we saw a super classy Mercedes pass by. I don't know who she was or where she was going but this girl wasn't shy at all. She had I would say something like 36 DD at least and they where exactly how they look in porn movies, minus the jizz. Super tanned, gigantic shades and expensif clothing, the perfect stripper kit. We had a good laugh and threw her the horns and kept playing D&D feeling a little less geeky. Nothing like a big pair of dice to spice a game up hahahahaha."

Nordheim's latest studio album, "RapThor," is available now through Maple Metal Records.

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Sumo Cyco Announces UK Tour Dates

Outlandish Canadian rockers Sumo Cyco has announced a string of tour dates in the United Kingdom, which will kick off in March. The group are currently promoting their latest studio album, "Ops Mar," which was released independently last year.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 14 - Chester - The Live Rooms
March 15 - Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms
March 16 - Sheffield - The Corporation
March 17 - Gwynedd - Hammerfest
March 19 - Newcastle - Think Tank
March 20 - Glasgow - Audio
March 21 - Manchester - Rebellion
March 22 - Birmingham - Asylum 2
March 23 - Bridgewater - Cobblestones
March 25 - Bournemouth - Anvil
March 26 - London - Boston Music Rooms
March 27 - Southampton - Talking Heads

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Doro Announces New Album

German heavy metal legend Doro has announced that she will release a new studio album on August 3rd through Nuclear Blast Records. Speaking about the album, Doro Pesch stated:

"The writing process of the album is complete and we're currently finalising the mixing. This new record is going to be a diverse album with many fast songs and countless metal anthems. To be honest, I believe that one of these songs could become the next 'All We Are'! The first song that I wrote for the new album is a song dedicated to Lemmy. It's called 'Living Life To The Fullest'!"

More details, including the title, artwork and tracklisting will be revealed once they become available.

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