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Metal News for January 9, 2017

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40 news articles posted on this day.

Scars Divide Announces New EP, Album

Nearly three years after a self-titled EP dropped back in 2014 via Tenacity Music, Swiss metal group Scars Divide has announced a new 2-track concept release titled "Sons Of Terminator" is coming out this spring for vinyl and digital formats.

The first excerpt,"Sons Of Terminator Part II," is available through a lyric video in the YouTube clip below. In other news, the band is currently working on a debut full-length album planned for a 2017 release. Stay tuned for full details!

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Replacire Posts New Song Online

Boston's explosive, multi-faceted technical metal band Replacire is now streaming a second new track from forthcoming album, "Do Not Deviate."

The crushing, whirling amalgamation of extreme prog and death metal titled "Spider Song" is available below. "Do Not Deviate" will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on March 17th, 2017.

1. Horsestance
2. Act, Re-enact
3. Built Upon the Grave of He Who Bends
4. Any Promise
5. Cold Repeater
6. Reprise
7. Moonbred Chains
8. Do Not Deviate
9. Spider Song
10. Traveling Through Abyss
11. Enough for One More...

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Fleshdoll Streams "Silent Faces Of Stone"

Fleshdoll is gearing up to release "Hearts Of Darkness" in early March, 2017. A new track just come online, with the band commenting:

"New song revealed! Now you can listen to the first song from the upcoming Fleshdoll album 'Hearts Of Darkness' (Great Dane Records). It is called 'Silent Faces Of Stone.' Like it? Tell us what you think."

1. Silent Faces Of Stone
2. Room 101
3. Tanka
4. Ophidian Slough
5. Into The Abyss
6. Octantis
7. Blood Red Path
8. Into The Pit (Testament Cover)
9. Beast In You
10. At The Heart Of Darkness
11. Black Formulas

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Ancara Releasing "Garden Of Chains"

Finnish group Ancara will release fourth studio album "Garden Of Chains" via Concorde Music Company internationally on March 3rd, 2017. A release show has been slated to take place in Tavastia, Helsinki.

Back in November of 2015, Ancara also played on Mount Everest at 4600 metres, which has now been covered in the "Rockin High" documentary.

New album "Garden Of Chains" was recorded in Finland and at Hollywood, Los Angeles with producers Jimmy Westerlund and Erno Laitinen. The track listing is as follows:

1. The End (Easier Than Love)
2. Wake Up
3. Feeding The Fire
4. Changes Come
5. Ending Mode
6. Child Of The Sun
7. Perfect Enemy
8. Incomplete
9. The Warmth
10. Garden Of Chains
11. Better Man More...

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Reality Slap Posts "Haymaker"

Portuguese hardcore outfit Reality Slap has released a video for "Haymaker" below, taken off the "Limitless" EP set for release this Friday the 13th through War Records, the label founded by Andrew Kline of Strife.

Combining the best of old-school aggression with a modern hardcore vibe, Reality Slap's songs are full of tight riffs, heavy grooves, and always pack a massive punch. Issues Reality Slap of the new single:

"'Haymaker' is a metaphoric punch to human attitude towards life and other beings. It's really a call out to everyone who chooses not to feel, who chooses to ignore what's going on around them because they're too entertained and blinded by all the material shit that's put in front of them. We still want to feel and we still want to see, that's life, connection is key, there's more life beyond. We can always do better and find a better narrative to address problems and life itself. We choose not to ignore by approaching life with a smile and against human numbness." More...

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Epoch Releasing "Sacrosanct"

Lavadome Productions has announced the forthcoming release of the CD version of "Sacrosanct" from death metal band Epoch on January 31st, 2017. The album was originally released on digital format in 2015.

1. To Datechon, ho Katechon
2. Vision Absolute
3. Altered States
4. Nine
5. Ichneumon
6. Hangman Paradox
7. Fear Ritual
8. Sacrosanct More...

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Fides Inversa Posts New EP Online

Today, the entirety of Fides Inversa's new mini-album, "Rite of Inverse Incarnation," has come on line for advance streaming.

Set for international release on January 13th via W.T.C. Productions, hear Fides Inversa's "Rite of Inverse Incarnation" below.

1. First Congress
2. Rite Of Inverse Incarnation

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Mangog Streaming Full New Album

The new album by Maryland-based doom metallers Mangog is out today (January 9th, 2017) via Argonauta Records. You can experience it in full via the SoundCloud player provided after the jump.

Featuring members and ex members of Revelation, Iron Man, Against Nature, and Beelzefuzz "Mangog Awakens" is a true doom manifesto. Order your own copy right here. Mangog consists of:

Myke Wells – Vocals
Bert Hall Jr. – Guitars/Vocals
Darby Cox – Bass
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Falls Of Rauros Releasing New Album

Falls Of Rauros just issued this update about gearing up to release a new album at the end of March:

"We hope this new year has been treating everyone kindly. Some news to share with you all. Our new record, 'Vigilance Perennial,' will see the light of day on March 31st, due for release on CD/LP/Digital formats via Bindrune Recordings (USA) & Nordvis (Europe).

The artwork was handled by the magnificent Sólfjall Design. And the tracklist is below. We're excited to share this new chapter with you folks. More details will surface soon!"

1. White Granite
2. Labyrinth Unfolding Echoes
3. Warm Quiet Centuries of Rains
4. Arrow & Kiln
5. Impermanence Streakt Through Marble More...

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Defences Announces New Single

Formed in Hertfordshire in 2013, Defences draws on electronic and stadium rock influences to offer a brand of alternative metal distinct from other modern acts. The band heavily emphasizes positivity, acceptance, and self-improvement.

Defences will release new single "Two Steps Back" in the coming weeks. For now, check out the video for previous track "Grow" below.

The group's musical adaptability has allowed Defences to join a diverse roster of bands onstage, fitting in as well with hardcore powerhouses For the Fallen Dreams as with melodic heavyweights Our Last Night and Sleepwave. More...

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Irdorath Reveals "Denial Of Creation" Artwork

Irdorath just issued this announcement about gearing up to release a new album and unveiling the cover art:

"Here is the artwork to our new album which is called 'Denial Of Creation.' The artwork was done by Jan Örkki Yrlund (Darkgrove) from Finland who did also the artwork of our last album. Thank you again for this great work!"

01. Devoured By Greed
02. Trail Of Redemption
03. Sacred Deception
04. The Curse That Hounds The Earth
05. Purification
06. Covenant Of The Unbounded
07. Blessings From Above
08. In The Name Of Decay
09. Denial Of Creation More...

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Suicide Silence Offering Album Free With Ticket

Suicide Silence is bringing U.S. fans something truly special soon, embarking on an intimate series of headlining club shows starting February 19th. The dates and venues are listed below.

Each ticket purchase will come with a digital download of the new album and there are also very special "VIP Meet and Greet" packages available for a more personal one-on-one hang with the band beforehand.

Also, after each show, "Big Chocolate" will be spinning the entire new album and the Suicide Silence band members will be hosting a listening party for all attendees. The band comments:

"To go with this fresh new Suicide Silence bag of jams we had an idea to bring a different kind of show experience to you. Come check it the fuck out! To start get down with our California brothers in Plague Vendor, then we'll rip into a one-time only intimate set of new shit and old, but then once we're done stick you can stick around with us for the after party.

"We'll be in the house with our master of ceremony, Cameron 'Big Chocolate’ Argon, bumping our new record first off but he'll keep the vibes flowing all night with his own flavors. We wanna hang and show you this new shit and party with everyone! There's some seriously sick limited VIP packages too with all kinds of badass tour exclusive items. Get stoked, because we sure as hell are. See you all in February! More...

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Final Drive Reveals Album Details, Tour Dates

St. Louis thrashers Final Drive will release new studio album, "Dig Deeper," on February 3rd, 2017. In addition to previously announced tour dates, Final Drive also just unveiled full album details for "Dig Deeper," including the official track listing and pre-order information.

1. This Is How
2. Built To Break
3. The Last Time
4. Six Feet Down
5. Want It All
6. Life Decided
7. Follow The Curse
8. Beneath Us
9. Of A Killer
10. Black Out

Artwork for the album cover was created by Final Drive's own Jordan Gaw. Produced by Charlie Bellmore (Jasta, Kingdom of Sorrow), mixed by Nicky Bellmore (Dexters Lab Studio, Toxic Holocaust), and mastered by Zuess (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie); pre-orders for Dig Deeper are available now at this location. More...

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He Whose Ox Is Gored Announces Mini Tour

Ethereal progressive sludge collective He Whose Ox Is Gored will kick off the New Year with a West Coast headlining tour.

The four-date mini excursion will commence on February 16th and make its way through Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Support will be provided by shoe gazing experimentalists Dust Moth, featuring Ryan Frederiksen of These Arms Are Snakes.

"We are covering songs off all four releases, and may have a few surprises in the set as well," issues the band of the upcoming dates. "We can't wait to hit the road with our dear friends in Dust Moth. They are some of the hardest working, best people we know, and we couldn't be more excited to share the stage with them for four nights."

2/16/2017 Ash Street Saloon - Portland, OR
2/17/2017 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
2/18/2017 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
2/19/2017 The Colony - Sacramento, CA More...

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Unearthly Trance Streaming "Famine"

New York City sludge/doom/drone trio Unearthly Trance today premieres the earth-shattering sounds of "Famine," the second single from forthcoming full-length album "Stalking The Ghost."

February 24th will see the worldwide release of "Stalking The Ghost" via Relapse Records on CD, LP, and digital formats. An esoteric ritual of seismic doom, "Stalking The Ghost" taps into the darkest realms of the occult over the course of seven tracks that reek of utter despair recorded at Menegroth/The Thousand Caves Studios by Colin Marston.

In related news, Unearthly Trance will embark on a short European tour surrounding an appearance at this year's prestigious Roadburn Festival with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

4/17/2017 KB18 - Copenhagen, DK
4/18/2017 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE
4/19/2017 Magasin4 - Brussels, BE
4/20/2017 Roadburn - Tilburg, NL
4/21/2017 Doom Over Leipzig - Leipzig, DE
4/23/2017 JAZ - Rostock, DE More...

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Vials Of Wrath To Release New Album

Vials Of Wrath just checked in with this update about the delay in an EP release as it turns into a full-length album:

"What was possibly going to be an EP, entitled 'Indwelling' released in late Fall/early Winter of 2016, will now be a full-length album released late 2017.

"2016 was a difficult year for me personally, without much time to devote to finishing up new material. Writing and recording has been consistent – although somewhat slow. But progress is being made, and I'm firmly committed to releasing new music this year.

"Cover art (seen here) is once again provided by Sam 'Stigma' Nelson, who also did the art for 'Days Without Names.' Updates and possible clips to come soon…" More...

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Striker Releasing New Album

There's no time wasted when it comes to Canadian metal group Striker. In 2016, the band unleashed award-winning fourth album "Stand In The Fire" via independent label Record Breaking Records.

Kicking off the new year, these shredders return in 2017 with a fifth and self-titled studio album due out on February 24th, along with tours across the USA and Europe from January till mid April (dates listed below). Striker comments on the upcoming release:

"This is our no bullshit album. We cut out everything that wasn't absolutely necessary and kept everything short and to the point. We pray at the altar of heavy metal everyday, and there are some musical ideas that persist through time and some that don't. We focused in on what keeps listeners coming back and got rid of everything else. You can't climb Mount Everest dragging any useless shit with you; if you want to make it to the top, only bring with you what is absolutely necessary: Lethal Amounts of Shred." More...

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Tombs Enters The Studio

Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit Tombs has entered Mana Recording Studio in St. Petersburg, FL to begin recording a fourth full-length album. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal), this currently-untitled album is set for a summer release via Metal Blade Records.

Guitarist/vocalist Mike Hill comments: "I've been gearing up for this moment for all of past year. Rutan is a master and I'm intending on us delivering the most punishing Tombs record to-date."

After recording this upcoming album, Tombs will head back out on the road in March, joining Darkest Hour, Ringworm, and Rivers of Nihil for a USA tour. See below for all dates. More...

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Beyond Chronicles Posts "Win By Blood" Video

Beyond Chronicles just released a new video shot by Anthony Dubois for the track "Win By Blood," This song is taken from the group's last "Human Nation" and can be seen in the YouTube clip below. If you haven't heard it yet, you can check out the "Human Nation" album via Spotify here.

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A Perfect Circle Working On Album, Announces Tour

A Perfect Circle will trek across North America this Spring in the outfit’s first tour since 2011, with the month long outing kicking off at The Pearl in Las Vegas (April 7th and 8th).

The band previously announced a May 7th performance at the Hollywood Bowl as well as a trio of festival dates: Welcome to Rockville (April 29th), Fort Rock (April 30th) and Carolina Rebellion (May 5th).

The tour news arrives as the band begins work on a first new album since 2004’s "eMOTIVe." APC co-founder and guitar player Billy Howerdel comments: “Getting back to writing music with A Perfect Circle is a great way to start the new year." More...

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Aleah To Release Posthumous Solo Album

Trees Of Eternity was nominated as one of the best metal newcomers of the year in 2016 with debut album "Hour Of The Nightingale" (reviewed here).

Since the passing of vocalist Aleah, the future of the band has been uncertain. Today Juha Raivio issued this update about using more of Aleah's lyrics for a future release:

"I finally got my own copy of the Trees of Eternity album. There is no words to tell how proud and painful it feels to hold this album in my hands.. To get this album out has been one of the few reasons to wake up in the morning, and once more I want to thank everyone who have been part on making and releasing this album.

"And thank you from the very depths of my heart to all of you who have bought the album so far, shared the music and have send your love and support. It’s been heartfelt to read the messages and stories what these songs and words have meant to so many people around the world.

"Just to let you know now, I have been working on Aleah’s words and poems during this blackest of winters and hopefully I can let you know more about this very soon. I'm very proud of it. And yes I am also working on Aleah’s solo album slowly and will continue with it as soon as I just emotionally and personally can. I won't let you down.

"Thank you everyone who loved and loves Aleah. Keep on carrying the flame of our Queen Nightingale." More...

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Wintersun Comments On New Album And "Time II"

It's time for another "Time" rant from Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun! After announcing a new album is coming that won't be "Time II," Jari issued this update to fans:

"Little addendum to clear some confusion about 'Time II...'

"'Time II' was already recorded the same time as 'Time I,' but the mixing of Time II came to a halt in 2014 when I realised that I could not finish the album with my resources. The album is just too big and I will not compromise and release it prematurely like I had to do with 'Time I.'

"'Time I' and 'Time II' are huge and just insane projects. They are big budget albums that I should have not probably even started working on at that point in my career. But at that time, I had a vision for those albums and that was the only music I wanted to make. So despite the lack of funding, I wanted to challenge myself and I started working on those albums with what I had...

"There were lots of technical problems and other obstacles along the way and those problems could have been solved or avoided with proper resources. Somehow I still managed to pull off at least something close to my vision for 'Time I.' I had to use time to compensate for the lack of funding and overcome the technical issues. You can literally buy money with time and buy time with money. Money = time = money. I wasn't 100% happy with the result, but the pressure was just too high to release 'Time I' and get the ball rolling. That won't happen again. 'Time II' will not be finished until I have the proper resources for it, but hopefully soon that's about to change! ;) More...

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Soldiers Of Solace Signs With Rock 'N' Growl

U.S. heavy rock outfit Soldiers Of Solace just signed a record deal with German label Rock’N’Growl Records, a division of Rock'N'Growl Promotion. The band is currently in the studio recording a debut album for release later in 2017.

Soldiers Of Solace also recently released sneak preview track "Cold as a Stone," which can be heard below. The band comments: "Soldiers Of Soalce is excited to enter this new chapter of their professional career, and would like to thank their fans and supporters for believing in them!"

The band consists of Jason Longo on vocals, Ron Therrien on bass guitar, Luis Cubille on rhythm guitar, Jeff Fahy on lead guitar and all the way from Italy, Francesco Daniele on drums.

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Alestorm Temporarily Docks To Record New Album

Scottish pirates Alestorm have put the ship into dry dock while they offload the latest booty and record the upcoming new album "No Grave But the Sea." The album is the follow up to the 2014 album "Sunset on the Golden Age" (see review here).

The band commented: "Ahoy humans! We are very thrilled to announce that we have entered the studio to record our fifth full-length album, entitled 'No Grave But The Sea!'

"We will be spending the next month at Alpaca Ranch Recording Studio in Orlando, USA, with producer Lasse Lammert once again at the helm. This will also be the first full release featuring our grandiose guitarist Máté Bodor!

"This is the point where we would usually tell you this album is going to be darker and heavier than our previous works, but that's probably not true. It is, however, full of epic songs about pirates, drinking, and pseudoscientific cryptogeography.

"We'll have a bunch more updates for you over the coming weeks and months, including the album cover, track list, release dates, and more!"

Stay tuned for more information. More...

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Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard Releases New Song

Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard issued a lyric video for the new song "Galactic Motherfucker." The song appears on the upcoming debut release "Supersonic Rock'N Roll," which will hit the streets on February 24th via Napalm Records.

The band's style combines Ministry-style grooves with the good old sex, drugs & rock'n' roll attitude. The track listing for "Supersonic Rock'N Roll" is:

1. Grind The Grinder
2. Dead Smile
3. Galactic Motherfucker
4. Love For Speed
5. Roll'n Burn
6. Fight Fight Fight
7. Supersonic Rock'n Roll
8. Bad Boy Benny
9. God Of No
10. Judas
11. Sick Sad City (Bonus Track)

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Invasion Streaming New Song

Indiana's Invasion released the new song "Approaching Cauldron of Horror." The track will be featured on the band's forthcoming release "Destroyer of Mankind," which is expected to drop via Abyss Records on February 17th.

Check out the song here:

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Warpath Is "Reborn" In New Video Clip

Germany's Warpath released a music video for the song "Reborn." The song will appear on the new album "Bullets for a Desert Session," which will be released on January 13, 2017 via Massacre Records.

The album was recorded and produced at Absurd Studio and mixed, mastered and co-produced at Chameleon Studios in Hamburg, Germany by Thomas "Schrödey" Schröder and Eike Freese.

The track list for the album is:

1. Reborn
2. I Don't Care
3. Believe
4. When War Begins
5. Unseen Enemy
6. No One Can Kill Us
7. Crossing
8. Offensive Behaviour
9. God Is Dead
10. No More Time to Bleed ((Thrashunion))
11. The Liar Knows the Truth
12. Bullets for a Desert Session

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Chugun Issues New Video "Virus"

Israel's Chugun released a new music video for the sogn "Virus." The song appears is the title track of the band's latest album issued by Sliptrick Records last year.

Check out the clip here:

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Beyond The Black Is "Lost In Forever"

German symphonic metal act Beyond the Black issued a video clip for the song "Lost in Forever." The song is the title track of the band's second album, which was originally issued via Airforce1 Records in Europe back in February 2016, but which will see worldwide release via UDR on January 13, 2017.

The band recently went through a massive lineup shake, which left only vocalist Jennifer Haben. Since then, the band has added guitarists Tobi Lodes and Christian Hermsdörfer (Serenity), bassist Stefan Herkenhoff and drummer Kai Tschierschky.

The track listing for "Lost in Forever" is:

1. Lost in Forever
2. Beautiful Lies
3. Written in Blood
4. Against the World
5. Beyond the Mirror
6. Halo of the Dark
7. Dies Irae
8. Forget My Name
9. Burning in Flames
10. Nevermore
11. Shine and Shade
12. Heaven in Hell

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Aborym Streams New Song, Releases Documentary Clip

Italian industrial/electronic metal act Aborym is streaming the new song "Slipping Through The Cracks." The song is taken from the upcoming new album "Shifting.Negative," which drops via Agonia Records on January 25th. Alongside the new track, the band has revealed a video documentary on making the new album's cover artwork by Davide Cragne. The song and the documentary are available below.

The track list for the album is:

1. Unpleasantness
2. Precarious (see music video)
3. Decadence in a Nutshell
4. 10050 Cielo Drive
5. Slipping Through the Cracks
6. You Can't Handle the Truth
7. For a Better Past
8. Tragedies for Sales
9. Going New Places
10. Big H

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KXM Announces New Album "Scatterbrain"

Building upon the success of the 2014 self-titled debut, KXM returns with the sophomore album "Scatterbrain." The new album is scheduled for release on March 17th via Rat Pak Records. "Scatterbrain" is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak Records website in various bundles including signed CD’s and t-shirts at this location. All fans who pre-order the album through the Rat Pak website will be entered to win a one-of-a-kind custom guitar as well as other prizes.

KXM is comprised of dUg Pinnick of King’s X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars and Ray Luzier, of Korn on drums. "Scatterbrain" features 13 brand new tracks and was recorded at the Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood California. The album was produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (Flotsam & Jetsam/Prong/Last In Line) who also produced the band’s 2014 debut.

From the infectious riff of the album opener “Scatterbrain” to the outro of “Angel,” KXM has created something truly special and musically diverse. Songs like “Breakout,” “Calypso,” and “True Deceivers” are sonically different from each other taking the listener on a musical journey. "Scatterbrain" is thematically a darker record than the debut. The album builds upon the developed KXM rock sound but this time includes some different dynamics drawing inspiration from prog, ska, punk and metal. Through it all, it remains undeniably KXM. More...

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Demonic Resurrection Announce New Album Details

Indian Metal veterans Demonic Resurrection has announced the upcoming new release "Dashavatar," the band's fifth full length album. The album title translates to "the ten avatars of Vishnu," who is the god of preservation in Hindu mythology. The album is scheduled to be releases on March 15th independently by the band.

The band's vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Demonstealer comments: "Our previous album 'The Demon King' was born from the idea of writing about 'Ravan' who is a demon king from Hindu mythology and while we wrote our own story from scratch it did kind of set the tone of where we want to go from there. My fiance was the one who told me the rather gruesome tale of Narasimha the 'man-lion' avatar of Vishnu which really made me look at mythology rather differently and it made for a great idea to write a song about each of the avatars of Vishnu, since they were very interesting stories. It was pretty obvious then that the album had to be called 'Dashavatar.'"

The artwork (shown below) was created by Indian artist Reuben Bhattacharya (Visual Amnesia) who explains it in more detail: "Ten ancient gods in one and the band's most death metal sounding album, it had epic written all over it. So when Sahil got in touch with me with the brilliant idea of Dashavatar, i just had to give life to this vision. Since the idea itself of India's premier metal band doing something from Indian mythology itself is a polarizing one, I had a dual responsibility to create a Vishnu that hadn't been seen before and one that was demonical and true to the band's legacy as well. More...

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Black Star Riders Issues Video Clip For New Song

Black Star Riders released a video clip for the new song " Testify Or Say Goodbye." The song appears on the upcoming third studio album, “Heavy Fire," which is set for release on February 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

Frontman Ricky Warwick comments on the track: "Power, glory, rock n roll with a whole lotta soul...You gotta testify or say goodbye, Tell me no secrets, tell me no lies, Get up on the stand look me straight in the eye, You gotta testify or say goodbye...Kinda says it all really !!!"

From the immediate riffs of album opener "Heavy Fire" to the instant hooks of first single “When The Night Comes In,” from the dirty bass groove of “Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed” to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on “Testify Or Say Goodbye,” Heavy Fire is an album that will further cement BSR’s reputation as one of the world premiere rock acts.

The track listing for "Heavy Fire" is as follows:

1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In (see lyric video here)
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
6. Testify Or Say Goodbye
7. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
8. True Blue Kid
9. Ticket To Rise
10. Letting Go Of Me
11. Fade (Limited Edition Digibook CD Bonus Track)

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Wolf Counsel Announce Live Shows

Swiss doom metal veterans Wolf Counsel has announced a string of upcoming live shows. The gigs are in support of the band's latest album "Ironclad," issued back in September 2016 via Czar of Crickets Productions.

Furthermore, the band is currently writing new songs for the next album. More details will be revealed soon.

The band commented: "We are really looking forward to bring the new songs of our latest critically acclaimed release 'Ironclad' to stages in Europe." Check out the dates here:

January 27th - Slow Club - Freiburg (DE) with Zatokrev
February 17th - TapTab - Schaffhausen (CH) with Unhold
February 25th - Met Bar - Lenzburg (CH) with Zatokrev & Palmer
April 15th - Kaserne - Basel (CH) CZAR FEST with Bölzer, Gurd and more
May 5th - Grabenhalle - St. Gallen (CH) with Palmer & Blood Runs Deep

More dates coming soon! More...

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Carnalation Releases "Dance Of Disorder"

Finnish alternative death metal band Carnalation has just released a new single called "Dance of Disorder." It is a first sample from the upcoming sophomore full length album (coming via Inverse Records) in which every track tells a story about different patient. "Dance of Disorder" is about a patient called Jennifer who has obsessive–compulsive personality disorder. Her life and thoughts are repeating the same pattern everyday. Check it out in the player below.

The band is planning to release another single this year and will announce the further details of the new release. The Music is driven by the story and the band strives to connect certain feelings to a patient in question.

Check out "Dance of Disorder" here:

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In Thousand Lakes Issues New Album Details

Spanish melodic death metal pioneers In Thousand Lakes released details of the upcoming new release "Age of Decay." The long awaited album drops on February 20th via Xtreem Music, marking 19 years since the debut "Lifeless Waters..." Having released the first single "True North" a few weeks back, the band proudly presents the new song "Death Train" in the player below, along with the cover artwork and track listing for the album.

"Age of Decay" was recorded at Chromaticity Studios (Vhaldemar, Rise to Fall). The new release also marks a huge step up for the band where the members reflect all influences from
European death metal to straight up traditional, thrash and progressive.

The track listing and artwork can be found below:

1. Death Train
2. Fall Into the Void
3. I Rise
4. True North (see lyric video here)
5. Age of Decay
6. Hunter of Souls
7. Blind Eyes
8. Ethereal
9. Vanished
10. Wolfzeit
11. 4 Walls (Scars)

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Dumal Debuts Full-Album Stream Of "The Lesser God"

Pennsylvania’s black metal outfit Dumal debuts the full-album stream of the band's new full-length "The Lesser God", which was released via Bandcamp on January 2nd.

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Liber Null Streaming Full-Album "I - The Serpent"

Multinational black metal band Liber Null - composed of drummer Thorns (Blut Aus Nord, Darvaza, Fides Inversa, Frostmoon Eclipe, etc.), guitarist/bassist Ades, and vocalist Psaalm (Frostmoon Eclipse) - premieres the full-album stream of the band's debut album "I - The Serpent", out in stores now via Osmose Productions.

Check out now "I - The Serpent" in its entirety below.

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Obitus Posts 5-Minute Excerpt From Upcoming New CD

Swedish black metal band Obitus premieres a new five-minute excerpt from the upcoming new album "Slaves of the Vast Machine", which will be co-released by Black Plague Records and Hypnotic Dirge Records on February 16. Like "March of the Drones" (2009), "Slaves of the Vast Machine" will be a single album-length song, this one 45 minutes in length.

Check out now the excerpt below.

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Theory In Practice Posts New Song

Sandviken, Sweden metal outfit Theory In Practice is streaming a new song called "Cryobiological Expansion", taken from the band's new EP "Crescendo Dezign", out in stores now via Bandcamp. The Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad has lent his voice to this track.

Check out now "Cryobiological Expansion" below.

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