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Metal News for October 11, 2017

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27 news articles posted on this day.

Summoning Releases "With Doom We Come" Trailer

Austrian epic black metal act Summoning - the true guardian of Middle Earth - issued a preview clip for the upcoming new album "With Doom We Come." The album is set to be released on January 5, 2018 via Napalm Records.

Sagas and myths culled from J.R.R. Tolkien`s vast universe are the black blood that courses through Summoning's veins, and "With Doom We Come" is the ultimate soundtrack to a fantastic journey!

The track list will read as follows:

1. Tar-Calion
2. Silvertine
3. Carcharoth
4. Herumor
5. Barrow-downs
6. Night Fell Behind
7. Mirklands
8. With Doom I Come

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Dragonhammer Is "Fighting The Beast"

Italy's Dragonhammer released a lyric video for "Fighting The Beast." The new song appears on the band's upcoming new long player "Obscurity," which drops October 27th via My Kingdom Music.

The band will present the new album at a release party supporting Firewind in Rome at Jailbreak Live Club......and so you'll ride the Dragon flying on the music!

"Obscurity" was recorded at Domination Studios by Simone Mularoni (DGM). The track listing is:

1. Darkness Is Coming
2. The Eye Of The Storm
3. Brother vs Brother
4. Under The Vatican's Ground
5. The Game Of Blood
6. The Town Of Evil
7. Children Of The Sun
8. Fighting The Beast
9. Remember My Name
10. Obscurity

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Red Fang's New Animated Video Is "Not For You"

Portland's Red Fang issued a new animated video clip for the song "Not For You." The song is lifted from the band's latest effort "Only Ghosts," which is available now through Relapse Records.

Check out the clip, directed by Balázs Gróf, here:

Red Fang hits the road with Black Label Society in January. For dates and venues, head over to this location.

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Daeva Streams New Album "Pulsing Dark Absorptions"

20 Buck Spin declares the new partnership with Philadelphia-based blackthrash cult Daeva and is preparing the band's lethal "Pulsing Dark Absorptions" MLP for a November 17th release. Unable to contain the band's unhinged, high-octane attack, the entire album has been made available for streaming early alongside pre-orders.

Once in a black moon a band of truly terrible people emerge with no regard for societal norms or common decency. An ingrained shitty attitude makes life generally miserable, and yet provides some of the most raging, sinister and unhinged underground metal this side of the Styx. Philly's Daeva (da-ay-vuh) harnesses the shitty guy mentality, sharpened over many years and many beers to an acidic burn, and pour it into the "Pulsing Dark Absorptions" debut, a snarling beast of blackthrash discord.

While reference points won't be hard to identify for the worst among you, few bands manage to sound as energized and dexterous as Daeva does while swinging the axe of execution on first wave black metal, dissonant thrash and evil rock n roll. With a vocalist that goes from venomous rasp to mentally deranged to perfect aggressor inside the same song, Daeva slashes, bashes and gnashes through four original compositions with one simple message to convey: FUCK OFF! Finally, a poser-corpsing cover of Mayhem's "Deathcrush" closes the B-side with a rusty saw blade to your throat. So, wipe that smirk off your face, set the player to 45rpm, and absorb Daeva's pulsing darkness.

Daeva is guitarist/bassist Steve Jansson (Crypt Sermon), drummer Justin Bean, and vocalist Ed Gonet. Those who worship the works of Aura Noir, Voivod, Sodom, Sadistik Exekution, Midnight, Morbus Chron, Venom, and Absu, welcome Daeva to your congregation.

20 Buck Spin will issue "Pulsing Dark Absorptions" on MLP and all digital formats November 17th. Find vinyl preorders over here and digital right here.

The track listing is:

1. No Effective Banishings
2. Clenched Fist Of The Beast
3. Pulsing Dark Reabsorption
4. Descending The Miasmal Void
5. Deathcrush (Mayhem) More...

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Loud As Hell Festival Accepting Band Submissions

Western Canada's decibel breaking heavy metal festival Loud As Hell is launching band submissions for the 2018 line up, being held from August 3rd to 5th in Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds.

Last year's 6th annual event saw witness to another sold out fest that hosted a line up with Battlecross, Aggression, Planet Eater, Exit Strategy, Expain, Cocaine Moustache, Eye of Horus, The Order of Chaos, Neck of The Woods, Nylithia, Dead Asylum and more! The 2018 edition will see Loud As Hell celebrating its seventh consecutive year presented by Semchuk Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Prairie Fire Events, and Asher Media Relations.

LAH always works hard to deliver the best lineup in the West ready to melt your face off. Featuring over 40 bands from across Western Canada and beyond, you won’t want to miss any of it. And don't forget about their freak shows, burlesque dancers, clinics, vendors and dinosaurs!

Bands can submit their application at the following link. The Deadline to apply is Dec 1, 2017. More...

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The Maledict Releases New MCD/Single "Imperilled"

Hailing from Australia, the death/doom collective The Maledict has released the brand new three-song single/MCD "Imperilled" last week, on October 5th. This new single features one new song, one reworked track from the band's 2013 demo, and one cover. Check out "Imperilled" in the player below.

The title track heads up the package, bringing 8 minutes of doom. The new material is as laden with melancholy as ever, but now hints at things to come - with a heavy injection of atmosphere and melody to accentuate against the filthy canvas of death/doom metal.

"Waltz Eternal," the leading cut from the band's 2013 demo "Salvation in Yielding" has been reworked from the ground-up, bringing one of the band's favorite live tracks into the present with far superior production.

And finally, the release culminates with a tribute to one of the biggest musical inspirations behind The Maledict's sound as they cover the title track from Paradise Lost's seminal 1991 classic "Gothic", arguably the song that invented death/doom as we know it.

"Imperilled" is available for free on Bandcamp, as well as being released on most streaming digital music services. Check out the MCD in full here: More...

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JoNo To Release New Album "Life"

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release from JoNo entitled "Life," which will be available December 1st. Today, the band has released a music video for the first single, "No Return." Check it out in the player at the bottom.

Pre-order "Life" at this location. Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of "No Return."

The band says: 'We are very thrilled and proud about our cooperation with Frontiers Music Srl, a label which is home to so many great artists we truly respect and admire. As a band, this is an excellent opportunity to reach the international markets we've been aiming for. We can't wait to release the coming album, and of course hit the stage to be heard and seen by a wider audience, meeting with old and new fans. See you all out there!'

JoNo started as a solo project of singer Johan Norrby (hence the moniker "JoNo"), who has been singing, writing, and playing music in various bands and projects over the years. This is very much true for all the members of the band. Guitarist Stefan Helleblad is also a member of Dutch symphonic sensations Within Temptation. Drummer Nicka Hellenberg actually played all the drums on Within Temptation's "The Unforgiving" and has an impressive resume involving bands and recordings. Both keyboard player Johan Carlgren and bass player Janne Henriksson are frequently hired for both live and studio sessions. Leo Olsson - also a busy musician - joined the band in 2015.

JoNo's music is hard to pinpoint. Maybe it's best described as melodic rock with symphonic and progressive elements, always based on strong melodies with bombastic arrangements. Dynamics and a contemporary, fat sound are important ingredients in the JoNo musical recipe. The music has been said to show the influence of great artists like Queen, Supertramp, Kansas, Journey and Sparks, but above all the band has received a lot of credit and praise because of their unique sound.

The track listing for "Life" is:

1. Sailors
2. Crown
3. No Return
4. On The Other Side
5. Downside
6. To Be Near You
7. My Love
8. The Magician
9. Trust
10. The March More...

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Amenra Streams New Song "Plus Près De Toi"

Belgian heavy music luminaries Amenra shared the centerpiece "Plus près de toi (Closer to You)," the new single from the new album "Mass VI," coming via Neurot Recordings on October 20th.

About the piece, Colin H. Van Eeckhout comments..."The song is about a profound longing, a sadness you carry within. Solitude. The journey to come closer to the people, and things you loved and you miss. A melancholy hymn. Inspired by a translation of a 19th-century Christian hymn, Nearer To God To Thee. It made sense to write and sing in French. Those words felt like they had more poetic outcome, than the English substitute. By using French and Flemish on this album, I felt like I could keep it a little closer to home, to our hearts. It’s a part of our heritage."

The track listing for the album is:

1. Children of the Eye
2. Edelkroone
3. Plus près de toi (Closer to you)
4. Spijt
5. A solitary reign
6. Diaken

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Throane Unleashes "Plus Une Main A Mordre"

French claustrophobic black metal project Throane - created by the renowned Artist Dehn - is streaming the new song "Plus Une Main A Mordre," which you can check out below. The song is the title track of the forthcoming new release, scheduled to drop on October 20th via Debemur Morti Productions. Pre-order the album at this location.

Throane is the most fully realized vision yet of enigmatic photographer/illustrator/designer Dehn Sora (Blut Aus Nord, Ulver, Deathspell Omega). "Plus une Main à Mordre" (“No Hand Left to Bite”) seeks balance between the struggle and the letting go, passing from chaos to quiet in revelatory circular motions.

The track listing is:

1. Aux Tirs Et Aux Traits
2. Et Ceux En lesquels Ils Croyaient...
3. À Trop Réclamer Les vers
4. Et Tout Finira Par Chuter
5. Mille Autres
6. Plus Une Main À Mordre

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Obscure Burial Reveals Debut LP Details, New Song

Today, Invictus Productions set December 15th as the international release date for Obscure Burial's debut album, fittingly self-titled. The new song "Imago Mortis" can be heard in the player at the bottom.

Hailing from Finland, Obscure Burial are death metal incarnate. No memory, no past nor future, but the fertile blackness of one and only, the lawless king, son of the stillborn moment: Obscure Burial emerged from the lifeless womb in the year 2012. Not long after, their debut demo "God’s Abomination" was released by Invictus and the cult begins. Two years later came "Epiphany," the band's second demo, again released by Invictus. Here, the ruthlessly eldritch death metal receives a more advance and dynamic approach, and the fever surrounding the name begins to build ever further. Now, after a minor lineup change, the time is at hand for the band's debut album: "Obscure Burial."

Truly a magnum opus of all that's come before within the enviable arsenal, Obscure Burial doesn't alter the steadfast formula as simply perfect it. For true believers with ears and hearts wide open shall bear witness, upon one mere spin of Obscure Burial, that the ancient black/death magick is filthier than ever and effervescently captured in truly terrorizing 3D, raw and reckless and yet deadly fucking clear. The well of influence - Necrovore, Profanatica, Sadistic Intent, and early Possessed - is still being supped from, but here, Obscure Burial puts its own personal spin on it, piling on miles of malevolence and obscurity atop.

The artwork and track listing are as follows:

1. Lucilia Silvarum
2. Imago Mortis
3. Darkness Spawns
4. Transcending Deity
5. I Spoke To Darkness (Black Deserts Divine)
6. Necrophagous Ritual
7. Dweller in the Abyss
8. Dawn of Eschaton More...

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Sect To Release New Album "No Cure For Death"

Following the signing of North American hardcore group Sect to Southern Lord earlier this year, the band has since completed recording the second full-length, and label debut, "No Cure For Death" and with plans to release the album on November 24th.

"No Cure For Death" was recorded with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Check out brand new footage of the recording sessions in the player at the bottom.

Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, Sect unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things). The result of these musicians' alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol. More...

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Bloodhunter Celebrates "The End Of Faith"

Spanish death metal band Bloodhunter is streaming the entire new album "The End of Faith" over at Invisible Oranges at this location. More conveniently, if you stay right here you can check it out in the player at the bottom.

"The End of Faith" is set to be released October 16th via Xtreem Music.

The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. The Forbidden Zone
2. The End of Faith
3. Eyes Wide Open
4. Still Standing Up
5. Death & Rebirth
6. The Queen Beast
7. All these Souls Shall Serve Forever (music video available here)
8. Spirits of Sin
9. Let the Storm Come
10. Possesed by Myself
11. Crystal Mountain (Death Cover)

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Wolfhorde Announces Tribute EP

Finnish folk metal band Wolfhorde will release the tribute EP "The Great Old Ones" on December 1st via Inverse Record. The EP features covers of Finntroll, Moonsorrow and Amorphis - the roots of Finnish folk metal. A teaser clip can be heard in the player below.

From the core, Wolfhorde is a folk metal band, but after all categories don’t really mean that much. With this release we want to show where our biggest musical inspiration comes from and how long and diverse is the history of Finnish folk metal, which leads back to early 90’s death metal of Amorphis, to Epic Heathen Metal of Moonsorrow and finally to humppa-infused black metal of Finntroll.

All these bands are bound together, but all with very distinct styles of music. Even the language of every song is another. We thought that a compilation of these unique songs should definitely make an interesting time travel to roots of this genre of music in Finland.

”I think we should remember to sometimes forget about categorization of music and just enjoy the different range of varieties. With the release of this tribute EP titled 'The Great Old Ones,' Wolfhorde wants to show the range of different elements within the genre. Just sit back and enjoy good music.”, says Werihukka – the composer and guitar player of Wolfhorde.

The track listing for the EP is:

1. Jaktens Tid (Finntroll cover)
2. Kylän Päässä (Moonsorrow cover)
3. Sign From The North Side (Amorphis cover) More...

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Damn Dice Releases "Got To Know" Single/Video

London based, five-piece hard rock act Damn Dice has released a new single and video for the song "Got To Know." Check it out in the player below. The song will appear on the as of yet untitled sophomore long player, expected for 2018.

The band commented: "Hey guys, here is the brand new video for our Single "Got To Know"!!! It is off of our upcoming album set to be released in early 2018. Our first effort was described by Classic Rock Magazine as 'like a punch in the balls from a spiked glove,' so we’ll let you imagine the dynamite stick that this one will be!"

Check out the clip here:

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Arcsin Streaming New EP "Sing In Silence"

Miami's Arcsin is streaming the new EP "Sing In Silence." The EP is available via Bandcamp for under $3.00 at this location.

"Sing In Silence" was produced by Arcsin. It was recorded at Big Wall Studios and Arcsound Studios in Miami, FL. The EP was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studios in Denmark. The EP artwork and logo design was created by Chris Horst of Horst Type Foundry.

Check out the EP here:

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Devilpriest Announces Debut Album

Silesian newcomers Devilpriest will be releasing the debut album "Devil Inspired Chants" through Pagan Records on November 10th on digital, vinyl and CD formats. The band has issued the first single "Awaken in the Presence of Satan," which you can worship in the player at the bottom.

"Devil Inspired Chants" consists of 8 devil-inspired tracks, paying homage to the old-school sound of 90s death and black metal.

The track listing reads as follows:

1. Withstand The Holy Ghost
2. Maelstorm Of Frenetic Catharsis
3. We Swear
4. Sacred Orgy
5. Awaken In The Presence Of Satan
6. Into The Murky Distance
7. Upon The Blasting Winds
8. Baptised In Excrement More...

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Cities Of Mars Issues "Caverns Alive!" Video

Sweden's Cities Of Mars teamed up with Doomed & Stoned to premiere the new video clip "Caverns Alive!" Check it out at this location, or just stay right here and check it out in the player below.

"Caverns Alive!" appears on the band's recently issued new album "Temporal Rifts," which dropped on September 29th via Argonauta Records. You can still stream the album in full over at this location.

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Angel Nation Says "Breathe Again"

Melodic metal band Angel Nation - featuring Leaves' Eyes vocalist Elina Siirala - released the second song from the new album "Aeon," which drops on October 27th via Inner Wound Recordings. Check out the lyric video for "Breathe Again" in the player below.

Pre-order "Aeon" at this location.

Angel Nation's sophomore release "Aeon" continues the musical diversity that Elina likes to express in her songwriting. The unique blend of retro and modern sounds is developed even further with this album. The power of metal and rock combined with Elina's ethereal yet strong and emotional vocals create the perfect platform for stories of both earthly and otherworldly she likes to create with her lyrics.

The album features a guest appearance by Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum) on vocals and the artwork was created by Darkgrove Design (Apocalyptica, Delain, Leah).

The track listing is:

1. Burn The Witch (see music video here)
2. Blood Is On Your Hands
3. Breathe Again
4. Wonder Who You Are
5. Farewell
6. Free
7. Enough Is Enough
8. Music Plays
9. Fireflies
10. Destination

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Game Over Releases "Last Before The End" Video

Italian thrash metal heroes Game Over posted a video clip for the first single for the upcoming release "Claiming Supremacy," which drops on on November 17th via Scarlet Records. Check out the music video for "Last Before the End" in the playerb elow.

Inspired by the classic Bay Area thrash metal scene of the 80's, Game Over mixes those influences with modern sounds and a very distinctive personality. "Claiming Supremacy" is the perfect combination of the band's furious riffing, hardcore attitude and classic metal influences, with very obscure lyrics and, of course, those anthemic choruses that fans recognize as a band trademark.

Overall the album is heavier, faster and ruthless than ever. Lyrics vary from B-movie scenarios to social-political themes, science fiction, mythology and history. The album has been mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), who has previously worked with Midnight, SunnO))), Poison Idea, Integrityand many more. "Claiming Supremacy," which will be released in Japan by Marquee, will also be available in a vinyl version limited to 500 copies.

The track list for the album is as follows:

1. Onward To Blackness
2. Two Steps Into The Shadows
3. Last Before The End
4. My Private Nightmare
5. Blessed Are The Heretics
6. Eleven
7. Broken Trails
8. Shattered Souls
9. Lysander
10. Show Me What You Got
11. Metal Thrashing Mad (Anthrax cover) (Japanese Bonus Track)

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Act Of Defiance Updates On Chart Positions

Act Of Defiance - the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth) on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth) on drums and Matt Bachand on bass - released the latest full-length album "Old Scars, New Wounds" just under two weeks ago via Metal Blade Records. The band is thrilled to announce that the record has debuted on both the U.S. and Canadian charts, with more numbers coming in.

Old Scars, New Wounds U.S. Billboard charting numbers:

#20 Top New Artist Albums
#21 Current Hard Music Albums
#57 Independent Current Albums
#183 Top Current Albums

In addition, in Canada, the album debuted at #58 on the Hard Music Charts.

Drummer Shawn Drover says, "We want to thank everybody who pre-ordered and bought our new record Old Scars, New Wounds. We are very stoked about the first week chart positions with hopes that this will push the record out even further to new fans! Thanks again!"

You can order Old Scars, New Wounds now via Metal Blade Records.

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Centripetal Force Signs Deal With Xtreem Music

Italian technical thrashers Centripetal Force, have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of the debut EP "Eidetic," which due to come out in December of this year.

Formed back in 2010 by Stefano Saroglia (guitars) and Andrea Carratta (drums), Centripetal Force completed the line up with Synaptik vocalist John Knight. The musical style of the band is a twisted, technical and progressive thrash metal in the vein of bands like Watchtower, old Cynic, Mekong Delta, Control Denied, Coroner, Death and Toxik.

In 2017, Centripetal Force recorded three songs destined to be the debut EP "Eidetic." The band is now working on more songs for a second EP to be released sometime in fall 2018, but that's another story.

Stay tuned for more information, including artwork, track list and first single for the EP. More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Debuts New Track

The Black Dahlia Murder debuts a new track entitled "Gone But Not Forgotten". Last week the band released its eighth and latest album "Nightbringers".

Check out now "Gone But Not Forgotten" below.

The Black Dahlia Murder is currently touring in North America with Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, and Wormwitch. Check out the full list of dates below: More...

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Cryostasium Premieres Title Track Of Upcoming EP

U.S. psychedelic black metal project Cryostasium premieres the title track of the band's upcoming new EP "Starbound", which will be out in stores October 16th via Satanath Records.

Check out now "Starbound" below.

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The Oxford Coma: Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Arizona metal experimental trio The Oxford Coma debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Everything Out of Tune", which will be out in stores this Friday, October 13 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Everything Out of Tune" in its entirety below.

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Official Trailer For "American Satan" Released

The official and final trailer for the new film, "American Satan" has been released, which was directed and co-written by Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen. The film stars Black Veil Brides‘ Andy Biersack and Asking Alexandria‘s Ben Bruce.

Other actors cast include Malcolm McDowell (‘Clockwork Orange‘), Mark Boone Junior (‘Sons Of Anarchy‘), John Bradley (‘Game Of Thrones‘). The film will screen in theaters this coming Friday, October 13th, with a home release planned for early 2018.

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Singer Quits Band

Fleshgod Apocalypse announces the departure of vocalist/guitarist Tommaso Riccardi from its ranks. The group issues the below statement on the matter:

"Hello friends,

there’s no easy way to say this, so we’ll go straight to the point:

about a couple of months ago, our singer Tommaso left the band for personal reasons. Our separation wasn’t painless, but everybody thought this was the best solution.

Therefore we sat down and tried to figure out all possible scenarios for a band that suddenly loses its frontman. The will to go on and continue this journey was stronger than everything else.

Since the message of Fleshgod Apocalypse goes beyond music itself, we couldn’t let someone who wasn’t there since the beginning be its spokesman. More...

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Cryptodira Premieres New Song "Medusa Misgendered"

Progressive metal band Cryptodira premieres a new song entitled "Medusa Misgendered", taken from the upcoming new album "The Devil’s Despair", which will be out in stores November 17th via Good Fight Music.

Check out now "Medusa Misgendered" below.

Says the band’s drummer Matthew Taibi of the new release: More...

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