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Last updated on March 6, 2015 at 6:09 PM ET

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

Wovoka Streaming "Chosen"

Battleground Records has added the Southern California-based sludge act Wovoka to its roster and the band's debut album, "Saros," will be available April 14th on CD/DD formats. The song "Chosen," the first track from "Saros," can also be heard below, courtesy of No Clean Singing.

Formed circa January 2013 among the monolithic concrete sprawl of the greater Los Angeles area, the post-metal quartet Wovoka has been developing a sound that speaks to the ear with a wide range of robust dynamics, fragile melodies, and measured surges of psychedelic color.

The music is conceptual and delves deep into the many contrasting elements of human thought and belief, but it is not a sermon for or against anything, rather it is a study of what makes us tick and develop the ideas that we do. More...

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Byzantine Talks New Album

Celebrating 15 years of existence, Byzantine is set to release fifth album "To Release Is To Resolve" in April. Forgoing even an indie label this time around, the U.S. group crowd funded the album and will be releasing through its own publishing company.

With the release date just a month off now, the members of Byzantine checked in to explain the process of funding and recording the album, and to discuss everything from the artwork to the diverse lyrics (covering topics from the West Memphis 3 to pain pill withdrawal and even on to alien/human interactions). Check out the full interview below. More...

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Earth Crisis Announces "The Discipline" EP

Earth Crisis' chugging riffs and barked declarations served as the mouthpiece of America's vegan straight-edge movement throughout the '90s, detailing the ideals of animal and human liberation, drug-free living, and personal empowerment through hardcore music.

The band is proud to announce a new 4 song 7" vinyl and CD release, titled "The Discipline," is coming May 19th, 2015 on Bullet Tooth.

The EP will have two newly recorded songs from the band's pioneering debut album "Destroy The Machines," and two tracks die-hard fans may recognize from unreleased demos from the 90s.

Founding member Scott Crouse commented, "We think the songs on 'Destroy The Machines' are still strong, and relevant, two decades later. We have always wanted to re-record them, and figured the 20 year anniversary of the album was a fitting occasion. Our intention isn't to erase the original versions, just offer another version we feel will offer the power and clarity the songs deserve. We also decided to record two songs we demo'd years ago because they're great and people need to hear them! 'Behind The Mask' and 'Time Of Strife' are timeless and we think ExC fans will love them."

See Earth Crisis live on these dates:

April 4 - Fayetteville, NC @ Empire w/ Biohazard, Sworn Enemy
April 5 - Jacksonville, FL @ South East Beast Fest w/ Life Of Agony, Biohazard
May 16 - New York, NY @ BNB Bowl w/ Madball, Candiria
May 30 - Rennes, France @ Superbowl Of Hardcore

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Primitive Man Posts "Bag Man" Video

Last month, Denver blackened doom trio Primitive Man released the diseased sounds of the "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" EP upon blameless masses.

Spewing forth four vicious slabs of confrontational, feedback-drenched sonic severity, "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" was tracked at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.) and is currently available as special 12" via Relapse Records.

In conjunction with its release, today Noisey.Vice.com is pleased to soil your eye holes with the visual accompaniment to "Bag Man." Co-directed and created by Marcos Morales and Neil Barrett of Novel Concept TV and produced and conceptualized by Primitive Man's Ethan McCarthy, "Bag Man" is a disturbing, seven-minute glimpse into the American dream. Check it out below. More...

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Yorblind Reveals New Album Details

Parisian melodic death metal outfit Yorblind is proud to announce that third full-length “Blind…But Alive” will be released on March 13th via Klonosphere Records.

The album was recorded with engineer Edgar Chevalier at Lower Tones Place Studio in Margency, France and features guest spots from Cyd Chassagne (Magoa), Raf Pener (T.A.N.K.), Julien Da Silva (Lokurah), Krys Denhez (Mur) and Mathieu Pascal (Gorod). The track listing is as follows:

1. Blind...
2. I Am Not
3. The Scapegoat
4. The Exploited
5. The Self Centered
6. The Master
7. Genesis
8. The Teacher
9. ...But Alive More...

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Jasta Releases Entrance Song For "The Immortal"

Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta’s side project Jasta has unleashed a new track today, entitled “The Immortal,” written as the new entrance song for UFC fighter Matt “The Immortal” Brown. Give it a listen below.

“The Immortal” will be available for purchase on March 10th via iTunes and will also be available for streaming via Spotify. Jamey Jasta states:

“I’ve been thinking about releasing new Jasta tunes for a while now, so when Matt 'The Immortal' Brown asked me if I’d be interested in putting something together for his entrance music, an idea instantly came to mind. I’m a big fan of his so this worked out perfectly. Matt is fighting March 14th at UFC 185, it’s gonna be a war!” More...

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Masticator Posts Album Preview

South Florida's Masticator just released a one minute preview of the title track for the band's upcoming album "The Basement Murders."

The album was tracked at DB studio in south Florida with Dustin Breeden, and will contain 10 tracks of relentless death metal. Stay tuned for more details.

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Meridius Streaming New Single

B.C. based thrash and groove metal band Meridius (named after Russell Crowe's character in Gladiator) brings forth an auditory assault with the release of first single "Speed Kills" from an upcoming self-titled debut EP, due out March 20th. Check out the song below.

Bassist Peter Riemann comments: "We're excited to release our first single, we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it. Mosh to it. Drink to it. Love it."

1. Speed Kills (3:42)
2. Walk The Plank (5:27)
3. Conquer The Throne (4:17) More...

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Fully Functional Guitar Made At Home On 3D Printer

An enterprising guitar enthusiast came up with a design to print a fully functional guitar in 5 small pieces at home with his 3D printer. Check it out and a demonstration of how it plays in the YouTube clip below.

For those who haven't been following this particular piece of hardware, 3D printers are about to become huge for home and business use, with some serious applications for musicians now possible.

YouTube user Solstie has a series of videos showcasing different objects made with his printer. Check 'em out at this location.

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Rock Band Is Returning This Year

The rumors were true: Rock Band 4 is coming on Xbox One and PS4 consoles, and it's currently slated to drop by the end of the year!

Details are sparse at this point, but developer Harmonix has stated your previously downloaded DLC from the prior games will carry forward, so those of you who eagerly bought new songs every Friday night and amassed huge libraries won't be left starting over.

Although it hasn't been confirmed, Harmonix is also looking into making the instruments from previous games compatible with this new version, so you (potentially) won't have to buy all new-instruments yet again.

In celebration of the announcement, today Harmonix is also offering a free downloadable track titled “I Still Believe” on Rock Band 3 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

If there's a track you've always wanted to play on Rock Band but haven't been able to, be sure to head to this location and vote for it! More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy Headed Out On U.S. Tour

Max and Igor Cavalera of the Cavalera Conspiracy released latest album "Pandemonium" in November of 2014, and now the band is finally going to be touring North America in support of the release.

The band has announced a North American headline tour that begins April 10th in El Paso, TX and runs through May 5th in Tempe, AZ.

Support on the outing with come from Death Angel, Corrosion of Conformity Blind, and Lody Kong. A complete list of dates can be found below.

4/10: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
4/11: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
4/12: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
4/13: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
4/15: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
4/16: Amityville, NY @ Revolution
4/17: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/19: New York, NY @ Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
4/20: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
4/21: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
4/22: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
4/23: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/24: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*
4/25: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*
4/27: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/28: Lawrence, KS @ Granada
4/29: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
5/1: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/2: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/3: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
5/4: Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
5/5: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

*No COC, support from King Hitter on this show* More...

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Mor Dagor Releasing "Redeemer"

Mor Dagor's "Redeemer" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer Andy Classen at Stage-One Studio in Germany (Belphegor, Krisiun, Legion of the damned).

After 4th full-length album “Mk. IV,” Mor Dagor makes its debut release with the mighty Osmose Productions with "Redeemer," due out March 27th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Redeemer
2. Industrial Homicide
3. No Mercy
4. Message Of Salvation
5. Peace Through Superior Firepower
6. Accuser
7. Field Of Demise
8. Z.238
9. Scorched Earth
10. God Of Gods, Destroyer Of Worlds More...

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Autokrator Streams Self-Titled Album

Autokrator is now releasing debut, self-titled album "Autokrator" digitally, which consists of 8 tracks featuring 34 minutes of death / drone / sludge metal. The cover was made by Nestor Avalos and the track listing is as follows:

Act I - The tenth persecution
Act II - Exsuperator
Act III - The filthy pig of Rome
Act IV - Autokrator
Act V - Sit divus, modo non vivus
Act VI - Qualis artifex pereo
Act VII - Imperial Whore
Act VIII - Optimus princeps More...

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Seremonia Announces Third Album

Finnish heavy psych rockers Seremonia dive deeper than ever into the dark psychedelic abyss with third album "Kristalliarkki," set for international release on May 8th via Svart Records. The label comments:

"With lyrics (still all in their native tongue) revolving around the spiritual cult practices and teachings of a mysterious doomsday cult, 'Kristalliarkki' (English: 'The Crystal Ark') also explores the cultist mindset musically.

"The heavy riffing, the psychedelic solos, the out-of-control drum fills, the blood-chilling vocal delivery, and the collective free rock freak-outs all go way beyond just playing good ol' heavy rock: Seremonia is a band on a sacred mission, possessed by the black flame of rock 'n' roll. 'Kristalliarkki' bears their trademark garage doom sound and catchy riffage, and adds an abundance of acid rock experimentalism, proto-punk anger, sacred music bliss, and even some cosmic jazz flavors in the 15-minute title track of the album.

"It's a hard-rocking hard rock record, but a wonderfully weird one - even by Seremonia's weirdo standards." More...

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Chugger Kicking Off "Human Plague" Tour Dates

Swedish groove metal band Chugger will kick off a European tour on March 6th in support of upcoming album "Human Plague," coming in April and containing eleven songs set in a dystopian near future. The album's track listing is:

1. The Grid
2. Virus
3. Rust
4. Never Alone (feat. Maria Strandén)
5. Feed The Fire
6. Ignorance Divine
7. Five Feet Down
8. Cut Out From Hell
9. The Pendulum Swing
10. Endgame
11. Human Plague

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Perdition Temple Invokes The "Goddess In Death"

The black/death barbarians from Perdition Temple are streaming new track "Goddess in Death" online, which can be heard below courtesy of the Hells Headbangers Bandcamp page.

The track hails from Perdition Temple's second album, "The Tempter's Victorious," set for international release on March 24th via Hells Headbangers. The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Tempter's Victorious (streaming here)
2. Extinction Synagogue
3. Scythes of Antichrist
4. Goddess in Death
5. The Doomsday Chosen
6. Chambers of Predation
7. Diluvium Ignus
8. Devil's Blessed More...

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Slovenly World Releases New Album

Slovenly World, a French thrash / metalcore band, just just released first full-length album "Between Clouds and Earth." You can pick up a copy at this location or stream all the tracks below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. My Livid Look on the Cross 05:50
2. My Last Tears 03:55
3. Is This Reality 04:06
4. Venom 04:37
5. Between Clouds And Earth 03:12
6. Am I Still Alive 04:19
7. PILLS 04:10
8. Black Mirror 02:49
9. Heads or Tails 04:11
10. In the White Sand 05:48 More...

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Furyon To Headline SOS Festival

U.K. outfit Furyon has been confirmed as a headliner for the SOS Festival, which will take place in Manchester on July 17th - 19th, 2015. Also confirmed for the festival are Blaze Bayley, Triaxis, Tysondog, Collibus, and Knock Out Kaine.

Furyon also recently confirmed dates for a U.K. headlining tour in March 2015, in support of second album release "Lost Salvation," released on February 23rd, 2015 via Dream Records. Dates are as follows:

March 20 – The Square, Harlow, UK w/ Fahran
March 22 – The Concorde 2, Brighton, UK w/ Fahran
March 24 – The Audio, Glasgow, UK w/ Fahran
March 29 – The Barfly, London, UK w/ Fahran
March 30 – Bannerman’s Live, Edinburgh, UK
April 04 – Rebellion, Manchester, UK More...

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Tony Foresta Releases "Liquid Arson" Hot Sauce

Tony Foresta, lead singer of Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan, has released a brand of signature hot sauce called "Liquid Arson."

A collaboration with the Tears Of Joy hot sauce brand, Tony's sauce is a mosh pit in your mouth with a 9 out of 10 heat rating and is available for purchase at this location. Tony comments:

"This is a collaberation with me and Brian from The mighty 'Tears Of Joy' hot sauce in Austin Texas. I've been wanting to work with him for years as I've always been a big fan of his store and the sauces he makes, The Sword's 'Tears of Fire,' His Tequila Lime Sauce, Red Fang's 'Night Destroyer' to name a few. Liquid Arson is an Italian flavored sauce that packs a punch but still has a lot of flavor. Good with almost anything to me personally I think it goes best with meatball subs, pizza or chicken parm. It's kind of like a nuclear marinara sauce." More...

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Yxvng Streams New Single

Florida metalcore band Yxvng just released new single "Revolutionever," taken from upcoming EP "Generation RX." Give it a listen below.

The new EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Nabeel Tarin at NTB Productions in Orlando, Florida. For more info on the band, head over to the Yxvng Facebook profile here.

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Krysantemia Releases "Finis Dierum" Video

Italian death/thrash metal act, Krysantemia, has teamed up with Decibel Magazine to launch the band's latest music video for "Finis Dierum," the title track off the band's third studio album. Check it out below.

"The video 'Finis Dierum' came to life in an old shed, whose iron structure withstood the earthquake of 2012 in Emilia (Italy)," the band told Decibel. "The concept was to create a final transmission to the world, telling what has led to the destruction of the world itself. The desolation of the environment is a key element for both the video and for the chance to have a lot of plan sequence recreating the dynamic aspect of the piece. Down the hall are projected images that represent some recent events or not, that give the idea of what can be a cataclsym, a war, and end. The whole video was shot at night, but suddenly the structure alarm sounded by mistake. As a result we were kicked out of the building by the security crew, as they thought we were thieves!" More...

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Witness Streaming Full New EP

Virginia-based deathcore band Witness released debut EP "Downfall" today via Chugcore. "Downfall" features 7 tracks with guest appearances from David Libert of Barrier and Reilley Embrey of Reactor 4.

"Downfall" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Zach Jones of Royal House Studios. Artwork designed by Ryan Hounshell of Mainsail Media. The track listing is as follows:

1. Unkindness
2. Deadbeat
3. Eyes (ft. David Libert of Barrier)
4. Hollow Bastion
5. Downcast (ft. Reilley Embrey of Reactor 4)
6. Gravedance
7. Constable More...

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Northumbria Posts New Music Video

Toronto-based ambient/drone group Northumbria has teamed up with Heathen Harvest Periodical to premiere the “Ostara” video (also available below).

The track is taken from the band's second full-length album “Bring Down The Sky,” issued last year by ConSouling Sounds (thisquietarmy, Amenra, Nadja). The video was created by Dominic F. Marceau, who has worked with artists like Theologian, thisquietarmy, and Sewer Goddess in the past.About this new video, Northumbria’s Dorian Williamson offered the following words:

“The song is very much a celebration—albeit it in our own very personal way—of the Goddess Ostara. When we were creating it, we really felt like the sound, and the energy behind it, literally took on a life of its own. We’re always striving for that in all of our songs: to create a trance-like state where the power of the sound takes over in a way you could never really consciously write in the traditional sense. Jim Field and I are really into the primal nature of this kind of music. Even though it may not necessarily sound like it, it’s very ritualistic in its purest form. When it works, it connects that specific moment to something much more powerful and ancient. We just channel that connection and give it a bit of direction.

"Even though the video itself is abstract, the spirit of the meaning of Ostara is somehow still successfully created. We’re talking about the life-giving creative force in the universe made flesh, symbolically and spiritually, but of course in a very non-objective way. Like the music, the video leaves a lot to interpretation.”

1. Transcendence
2. The Ocean Calls us Home
3. Ostara
4. The Silver Forest
5. Bring Down the Sky More...

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Killswitch Engage Posts Game Of Thrones Teaser

Killswitch Engage has unleashed a 40 second teaser of a brand new song titled "Loyalty."

The song will be featured on Game Of Thrones' new "Catch The Throne: The Mixtape, Vol.2" compilation, which also includes songs from Anthrax, Method Man, and Snoop Dogg.

Listen in below, courtesy of Loudwire.com. The fifth season of Game Of Thrones will officially kick off on April 12th, 2015.

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Motorhead Appearing On "That Metal Show"

Celebrating a 40th anniversary as rock n’ roll’s undisputed rebels, musical legends Motorhead will appear on this weekend’s edition of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show.

The show airs this Saturday, March 7th at 9pm/8pm Central, and features Lemmy, Phil and Mikkey of Motorhead as the honored Metal Modem guests via remote video. Make sure to tune in, and for more information on the show, head to this location.

Motorhead is currently in the recording studio with longtime producer Cameron Webb working on an upcoming album, which is due out in the Fall of 2015.

The revered trio will support the Foo Fighters on tour this July in Japan and Korea (including a stop at the longest-standing music fest in Japan, the Fuji Rock Festival on July 24th, and the Ansan Valley Rock Festival in South Korea on July 26th) in addition to planning a U.S. tour for late Summer 2015. Additionally, the band will set sail on the Motorhead Motörboat cruise in late September.

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Tornado Signs With Wormholedeath Records

Finnish/American sleaze thrashers Tornado, featuring Ex-Gothic Slam vocalist Superstar Joey Severance, has signed on with Wormholedeath Records. The band has announced the name of the upcoming sophomore LP - and follow up to the Listenable Records debut LP "Amsterdamn, Hellsinki" - as "Black President." Release dates for the album are expected to be announced soon, but the album artwork and track list are available below.

Joey Severance commented: "We are extremely grateful and excited to be a part of the Worm Hole Death family and look forward our future cooperation with the label. Lock up your Girlfriends, Wives and Daughters. Sleazy Thrash is coming your way!”

Worm stated: "When I got to know Joey I understood that I was in front of someone with a unique attitude and loyalty. Tornado have been pushing so hard during these years ... So hard that they have been able to work with Peter Tagtgren and get a deal with Listenable Records for their debut album "Amsterdam". This is just to underline that I was more than honored when I got their email. Their new album is like a blast and it has this unique sound since they have been able to create a very strong drive with both scandinavian and bay area thrash elements. By the way, not many words are needed here...This is a real band with a real attitude and everyone should check them out. A fucking Tornado is coming our way, this is what I wanted to say."

The track list for the album is:

1. Black President
2. I, Individual
3. 911 First Responder (FDNY)
4. Flesh Crawling Nightmare
5. T – Minus 10
6. David and Goliath
7. World Pieces
8. Under The Crimson Moon
9. Stop The Madness (Part I and II)
10. Ghetto Wasteland More...

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Garden Of Worm Streaming Full New Album

Today, Finnish doom metal band Garden of Worm stream the entirety of second album, "Idle Stones" - out now via Svart Records. Listen in below, courtesy of TheObelisk.net.

Having played progressive rock in various groups, in 2003, the group decided it was time to play simple & basic doom metal. Thus, Garden of Worm was born. After several releases on different metal labels, the latest being a self-titled debut album for Shadow Kingdom Records in 2010, the band went into hibernation. Garden of Worm's debut for Svart, Idle Stones is a product of this long period of quiet life. The track listing is:

1. Fleeting are the Days of Man
2. Summer's Isle
3. Desertshore
4. The Sleeper including Being Is More Than Life More...

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Armageddon Announces New Vocalist

Armaggedon, which features ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott, which recently released the album "Captivity and Devourment" via Listenable Records back in January, has announced the departure of Matt Hallquist. Antony Hämäläinen, who originally filled in for Hallquist during the band's recent tour, has been named the new permanent vocalist.

In the early 1990s, Antony Hämäläinen started playing bass, drums, and singing for multiple bands based both in the USA and Finland, providing vocals for the Arizona death metal band Slaves For Scores and then Nightrage in 2007.

The band commented: "We're happy to announce that Antony Hämäläinen has accepted the position as full-time vocalist for Armageddon. We are looking forward to working with him, as he brings great energy to the band, both on and off stage."

The band intends to announce additional tour dates shortly and has already been working on new material for a follow up release. More...

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Antagonist A.D. Streams New Track "Dogs Blood"

New Zealand's own Antagonist A.D. is streaming the new track "Dogs Blood," which features JJ Peters of Deez Nuts. The song appears on the new release "Haunt Me as I Roam," which is set for release April 13th via Lifeforce Records.

Check out "Dogs Blood" here:

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Soilwork Releases Second Song Clip From New DVD

Sweden's Soilwork released a live video clip for the track "Bastard Chain" (which originally appeared on the 2001 studio release "A Predator's Portrait"). The clip is taken from the upcoming new live DVD/2CD release "Live in the Heart of Helsinki," which is set to drop via Nuclear Blast on March 13th.

The track list is as follows:

Disc 1:

1. This Momentary Bliss (see video clip here)
2. Like The Average Stalker
3. Overload
4. Weapon Of Vanity
5. Spectrum Of Eternity
6. Follow The Hollow
7. Parasite Blues
8. Distortion Sleep
9. Bastard Chain
10. Let This River Flow feat. Floor Jansen
11. Long Live The Misanthrope
12. Tongue More...

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Magic Kingdom Posts Lyric Video For New Track

Magic Kingdom, the Belgian power metal act featuring Iron Mask guitarist Dushan Petrossi and bassist Vasiliy Molchanov, released a lyric video for the new track "With Fire and Sword." The song appears on the new release "Savage Requiem," which drops on March 20th (EU) and April 14th (USA) via AFM Records.

The album is the first to feature new vocalist Christian Palin. The track list for the album is:

1. In Umbra Mea
2. Guardian Angels
3. Rivals Forever
4. Full Moon Sacrifice
5. Ship Of Ghosts
6. Savage Requiem
7. Four Demon Kings Of Shadowlands
8. With Fire and Sword
9. Dragon Princess
10. Battlefield Magic

Check out "With Fire and Sword" here: More...

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Agnostic Front Releases "Police Violence" Video

Hardcore legends Agnostic Front released a music video for the new track "Police Violence." The song appears on the upcoming new release "The American Dream Died," which is set for release on April 3rd (EU), April 6th (UK/FR) and April 7th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Intro
2. The American Died
3. Police Violence
4. Only In America
5. Test Of Time
6. We Walk The Line
7. Never Walk Alone (feat. Freddy Cricien, Toby Morse & Lou Koller)
8. Enough Is Enough
9. I Can't Relate
10. Old New York
11. Social Justice
12. Reasonable Doubt
13. No War Fuck You
14. Attack!
15. A Wise Man
16. Just Like Yesterday

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Devil's Train Releases "Down On You" Music Video

German hard rock act Devil's Train, featuring members of Mystic Prophecy and MasterPlan, released a new music video for track "Down on You." The song appears on the latest release "II," which is available now via earMusic.

Check out the clip here:

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Impalers Unveils Album Artwork, Release Date

Danish thrash act Impalers revealed the album artwork for the upcoming sophomore full length album "God From the Machine" (shown below). The release date has been revealed to be April 10th via Crime Records. Pre-orders can be made started March 10th at this location.

All pre-orders will be sent the week before the release date and the first 10 orders will get the debut EP "Prepare for War" as a free bonus.

The artwork for "God From the Machine" was created by Pär Olofsson (Exodus, Immortal, Iron Fire). Check it out here:

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Just For Fun

Sock-Puppet Posts A Slipknot Parody

Sock Puppet Parody, well known for satirizing songs by Metallica, Slayer, and Immortal in previous sock puppet parodies, has now zeroed in on Slipknot’s "Wait and Bleed".

Says Sock Puppet Parody: "Today Socknot shows you what happens when you use socks as cleaning rags in their new single 'Wait in Bleach'".

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Nile Recording Guitars For Next Album

Technical death metallers Nile have commenced recording guitars for their upcoming album set to drop this summer.

States Nile drummer George Kollias about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions: "We'll release the album around June. And we have a European tour with Suffocation in September/October, and we're talking about a U.S. tour, maybe, starting in mid-November."

Asked if the band has already a title for the new Nile CD, Kollias explains: "We're not sure yet, so I can't really tell. But if the one we have right now. I mean, we have a title, but, seriously, it's not the final one. But if that's the final one - I mean, if this is gonna be the title - it's one of our songs which is the most difficult song I've ever played in my life. Like, seriously, it's so hard to play. We were working on this song for 3 days. This has never happened with Nile - working on one song for 3 days. It's never happened. It's a song that, if you're a drummer, and you wanna play it, or a guitar player as well, you're gonna have troubles. It's not that long. I think it's around 6 minutes or something. But it's crazy. Totally crazy." More...

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Revocation's David Davidson Posts New Lesson Clip

Revocation's David Davidson teamed up once again with Guitarworld for an instructional video titled "How I Employ Dissonance In 'Labyrinth of Eyes'".

Check out the new lesson below.

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Phobia Posts Live-Drumcam Clip

Orange County's, CA grindcore outfit Phobia is streaming a live-drumcam clip showing Bryan Fajardo blasting through the song "Contradiction/Submission Hold".

Check out now the clip below (courtesy of sickdrummermagazine).

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Oceano Posts Album Preview Clip

Chicago death metal and deathcore outfit Oceano will release its new studio album "Ascendants" on March 24th via Earache Records. In anticipation of the new album the band offers an album preview clip below.

Explains front man Adam Warren: "This album is an evolution of our brand of heaviness. It is our most focused release ever and contains a concept that elevates the band onto a higher plane. I want every Oceano fan old and new to be launched into an altered state and immerse themselves into discovering what 'Ascendants' is all about."

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