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Metal News for October 16, 2017

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33 news articles posted on this day.

Diablo Swing Orchestra Announces New Album

Swedish avant-metal act Diablo Swing Orchestra has confirmed details of the upcoming new album titled "Pacifisticuffs." The 13-track album will be released on December 8th via Candlelight/Spinefarm.

The eight-headed beast behind "Pacifisticuffs" is notoriously hard to pigeonhole; although comfortable nestled in the rock and metal worlds, they incorporate elements of jazz, prog and even classical music. With tongues firmly in cheek, they take a sideways look at the world we live in and sprinkle their musical output with a healthy dose of theatrical sparkle.

Since the release of the last album "Pandora's Piñata" in 2012, lead vocalist Annlouice Lögdlund departed the band and has been replaced by Kristin Evegård. Evegård has wasted no time integrating into the band, and along with an all-round more democratic process, has added her lyrical and composition skills into the mix for "Pacifisticuffs."

The core style and approach of the band remains recognizable, but the band has turned its sights outwards rather than inwards. Less introspective than previous releases, "Pacifisticuffs" offers an expression of life's highs and lows and everything in between, all delivered with that recognizable Diablo Swing Orchestra touch of Technicolor.

The track list and cover art are as follows:

1. Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love)
2. The Age of Vulture Culture
3. Superhero Jagganath
4.Vision of the Purblind
5. Lady Clandestine Chainbreaker
6. Jigsaw Hustle
7. Pulse of the Incipient
8. Ode to the Innocent
9. Interruption
10. Cul-De-Sac Semantics
11. Karma Bonfire
12. Climbing the Eyeball
13. Porch of Perception More...

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Kapala Streams New Song "Homosapiennihilation"

Indian metal act Kapala is streaming the new song "Homosapiennihilation" on its Bandcamp page. Check it out in the player below. The track hails from the band upcoming debut EP "Infest Cesspool," which is set for release on November 27th via Dunkelheit Produktionen.

Formed in the depths of Kolkata, India, Kapala have had one - and only one - objective since its formation: to play the most intense and bestial musick and annihilate the cesspool. Inspired by such legends such as Goatpenis, Revenge, Black Witchery, Blasphemy, Conqueror, and many other violent entities, Kapala seeks to wage total sonic warfare with a strong obsession for the concept of "Survival of the Fittest." And indeed, they accomplish that in the swift 'n' decisive 20 minutes comprising their first public recording, "Infest Cesspool."

There will be nothing left but scorched earth and eviscerated eardrums after this "Infest Cesspool" has been wiped clean - Kapala's martial dominance will prevail! The cover track listing are as follows:

1. Intro (To War)
2. Homosapiennihilation
3. Kapalik Hellstrike
4. Thermobarik Spear
5. A. K. S
6. Outro (Atrocity Cacophony) More...

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The Dark Element Is "Dead To Me"

The Dark Element - the union of former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon and Cain's Offering guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen - released the fourth single from the upcoming self-titled debut album "The Dark Element," which drops on November 10th via Frontiers Music srl. Check out the lyric video for "Dead To Me" in the player below.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Dark Element (song streaming here)
2. My Sweet Mystery (check out the video here)
3. Last Good Day
4. Here's to You (song available here)
5. Someone You Used to Know
6. Dead to Me
7. Halo
8. I Cannot Raise the Dead
9. The Ghost and the Reaper
10. Heaven of Your Heart
11. Only One Who Knows Me

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Death On Fire Calls Out "American Scum"

Death On Fire has teamed up with Nine Circles to reveal a new video for the single "American Scum," which you can check out at this location, or even better, down in the player below. Order the single at this location.

The track is a three and a half minute scorcher of melodic death metal and is highly recommended for fans of Carcass and At The Gates.

Band founder Tim Kenefic commented "This video along with the lyrical content is meant to show how the corporate aristocracy is ruining this country with lies, false promises, and a shameless distain for the middle and lower classes. We have the ability to change that but we are to ignorant and or uninformed. We need action at the ballots not marches and memes."

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Arkona Details New Album "Khram"

"Khram" is the Russian word for temple - and the upcoming title of Arkona's hotly anticipated eighth studio album, which set to be released on January 19th via Napalm Records!

A 'Khram' is a temple shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and leading lady Masha`s lyrics that are written in her own blood (which is also part of the artwork)! Arkona used sound samples in its early days, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally into the band's harsh metal tunes.

King-sized songs effortlessly shift from blackened pagan metal masterpieces to epic tracks with crystal-clear melodies and piano infusions. Mark your calendars for January 19th as Arkona's "Khram" is an exuberant and demanding affair that defies genre boundaries with untamable spirit!

Now Russia's leading pagan metal band has unveiled the stunning album artwork and track list for "Khram":

1. Mantra (Intro)
2. Shtorm
3. Tseluya zhizn'
4. Rebionok bez imeni
5. Khram
6. V pogonie za beloj ten'yu
7. V ladonyah bogov
8. Volchitsa
9. Mantra (Outro) More...

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Dead Horse Trauma To Support Ektomorf On Tour

Dead Horse Trauma is teaming up with Ektomorf (Hungary) for The Death Before Dishonor Tour before heading on to Europe. This U.S. portion of the tour will be accompanied by hard-hitting locals from each area and will meet up with various touring bands along the way!

Tickets and VIP information for the dates can be found at this location and over here. Confirmed Dates are:

10/20 - Algona, IA - Lifers (Formerly The Afterlife)
10/21 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
10/22 - Sioux Falls, SD - Bigs Live
10/23 - Sioux City, IA - The Marquee
10/25 - Minneapolis, MN - The Terminal
10/26 - Ft Atkinson, WI - Hijinx
10/27 - Pekin, IL - The Twisted Spoke
10/28 - Lombard, IL - Brauerhouse
10/29 - Rockford, IL - Whiskey’s Roadhouse
10/30 - Burlington, IA - The Washington
11/01 - Danville, IL - Vintage Villains
11/02 - Valparaiso, IN - Big Shots
11/03 - Mentor, OH - Music Lynxx
11/04 - Newark, OH - Somewhere Else Bar
11/05 - Mishawaka, IN - Smith's Downtown
11/07 - St Louis, MO - Firebird
11/09 - St Joseph, MO - Cafe Acoustic Live
11/10 - Des Moines, IA - Lefty’s
11/11 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli’s
11/12 - Merriam, KS - Aftershock
11/13 - Wichita, KS - The Elbow Room
11/14 - Wichita Falls, TX - Stick’s Place
11/15 - Abilene, TX - My Place
11/16 - Porter, TX - Porter Cocktail Lounge
11/17 - Tyler, TX - Clicks
11/18 - San Leon, TX - 18th St Pier

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Circus Veil Signs With Into The LimeLight

Into the Limelight Records is happy to announce the signing of a very cool and fabulous band from Greece, Circus Veil. The band's first album with the label will be entitled "NU Life." More information on the album is expected soon.

Circus Veil's journey starts back in 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece, forging the name as a high energy alternative metal band. It was not before 2013, when the band issued the self-titled demo and while having the road open ahead, a couple of years later the gang released four new singles and later the first EP called “A.R.” came to life via Straight From The Heart Records.

Currently, the band is working on the finishing touches on their debut full length release! It’s name? Nu Life, a NEW Life Experience for the listeners. The stage performance is often being referred as "the non-stop adrenaline Rock n’ Roll show" by reviewing critics. Until now, the gang has already visited the most parts of Greece, rocking every single city on the way. Moments of great significance would be the times when Circus Veil shared the stage with John Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), Enforcer, Laki Ragazas (Mystic Prophecy, Devil’s Train), Adept, Barb Wire Dolls, Kin Beneath Chorus and many more foreign and local artists. Stay tight!

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GWAR Proclaims "I'll Be Your Monster"

Attention Human Scum! Only five days remain until GWAR unleashes the new masterpiece "The Blood of Gods" to the masses! So far your ear holes have been devastated by the blistering sounds of "Fuck This Place" and "El Presidente." Today your Alien Overlords are set to take it to a new level with the release of their latest sonic triumph; "I'll Be Your Monster". In fact, GWAR has teamed up with Nerdist for an exclusive premiere of the track over at this location, or why bother Scumdogs? Just bend your ears to the player at the bottom!

"This record is gonna knock your socks off. I mean, I don't have feet, but I think that's a thing. It rocks! It is quite simply, the best collection of recorded music in the history of the world. Buy it. It will leave you feeling guilty and emotionally drained, but it feels good while you listen to it. I promise," says The Berserker Blothar.

"The Blood of Gods" is available for pre-order at this location. Digital pre-orders come with instant downloads of "Fuck This Place"and "El Presidente."

GWAR are set to return to the road this Friday on "The Blood Of Gods Tour," which kicks off October 20th in Richmond, VA. The first leg of the tour features support from Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards, and the second leg of the tour will feature Ghoul, He Is Legend and U.S. Bastards. The tour runs through December 10th in Detroit, MI. A complete list of dates can be found below.

GWAR's new album is being hailed by critics as the greatest sonic event since the Big Bang. "The Blood of Gods" chronicles the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that oppose them. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of humanity from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are; a parasitic disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry!

The track listing is:

1. War on GWAR
2. Viking Death Machine
3. El Presidente (check it out here)
4. I'll Be Your Monster
5. Auroch
6. Swarm
7. The Sordid Soliloquy of Sawborg Destructo
8. Death to Dickie Duncan
9. Crushed by the Cross
10. Fuck This Place (song available here)
11. Phantom Limb
12. If You Want Blood (You Got It) (AC/DC cover)

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Through The Eyes Of The Dead Posts New Video

Through The Eyes Of The Dead issued a new video clip for the song "Hate the Living." The song appears on the brand new LP, "Disomus," which dropped last Friday (October 13th) via Entertainment One Music (eOne)/Good Fight Music.

Directed by veteran video director Michael Compitello, this is the first music video TTEOTD has released from the new LP. “We are stoked to have teamed up with our good friends at MyGoodEye for the video of our first single," says guitarist Justin Longshore. "We really think the video captures the energy and vibe that you would expect from a TTEOTD live show. All footage was taken from our recent northeast trek in support of the new record. Horns up!”

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Amenra Streams "Mass VI" In Full

Belgian heavy music act Amenra is streaming the entire album "Mass VI" ahead of its release via Neurot Recordings on October 20th.

Check out the album via The Independent at this location, or simply in the player below the track listing.

It’s difficult to think of a better person to capture this sonic enormity than Billy Anderson. The legendary American producer was already the chosen one for "Mass V," and between Neurosis’ "Through Silver In Blood," Sleep’s "Dopesmoker," Eyehategod’s "Dopesick," Cathedral’s "Endtyme" or Brutal Truth’s "Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom," among many, many others, he’s been a decisive element in the building of many a true classic. "Mass VI" was recorded in the Belgian Ardennes, a region of thick forests in the southeast end of the country, where the band was snowed in for a week. The album is a reflection of these times.

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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War Possession Streams Debut Album In Full

Today, Greek death metal act War Possession stream the entirety of the debut album "Doomed to Chaos" over at Decibel magazine's website at this location, or even more conveniently in the player below. The album is set for international release on October 23rd via Memento Mori.

Hailing from the black metal hotbed of Greece, War Possession features a number of scene veterans within its ranks, including current and past members of such bands as Embrace of Thorns, Merciless Crucifixion, and Wargoat. Since the band's beginnings in 2008, it has been possessed by an unwavering desire to craft and perform punishing, war-themed death metal impervious to trends and modern standards, combining corpulent, ominously slow riffs with blasting brutality soaked in a blackened ambience. References to be made are the olden endeavors of Bolt Thrower, Demigod, Treblinka/Tiamat, Incantation, Therion, Archgoat, Imprecation, and Asphyx.

Totaling 10 tracks in a lean 'n' mean 40 minutes, "Doomed to Chaos" begins its slow lurch into undead life with an ominous intro, setting the stage for the audial apocalypse to come. Check it out for yourself, right here: More...

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Napalm Records Signs The Brew

U.K. act The Brew signed on with Napalm Records for an upcoming new release.

Hailing from the North Eastern fishing town of Grimsby, UK, The Brew has gained a reputation as being one of the most exciting live rock acts in Europe today. To date the band has released five chart topping albums to its credit, in the unchanged, original lineup, featuring, Tim Smith on bass, Kurtis Smith on drums and Jason Barwick on guitar and vocals.

The breakthrough for the band came in 2009 with an appearance on the world famous RockPalast TV show, and following the successful album releases of "A Million Dead Stars" and "The Third Floor," the band returned to the RockPalast show in 2012.

The Brew has toured with the likes of ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynyrd, and shared the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck, to name but a few. The current critically acclaimed album releases of "Control" (2014) and "Shake the Tree" (2016) have seen the band cement a status as one of the leading rock acts in Europe today.

The Brew states about the new collaboration: "It's with great pleasure we can now announce, The Brew have signed with Napalm records. Sharing our vision with the talented and dedicated Napalm team, we couldn't be more excited. 2018 will see the release of new music from the band, for all our awesome fans!!!!"

Keep a close eye on The Brew and Napalm Records social media sites for updates on the new album. More...

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Eternal Flight Injects The "Poison" On New Clip

French power metal act Eternal Flight issued a video clip for the new single "Poison." The song appears on the band's forthcoming new album "Retrofuture," coming November 17th via Massacre Records.

The album is the band's fourth full length album and first in six years (2011's "Diminished Reality, Elegies and Mysteries"). It features a guest appearance by famed drummer John Macaluso, who provides services on tracks 10-13 of the release.

The album was recording, mixed, produced and mastered by guitarist Gérard Fois, who also created the artwork (shown below). The track listing for "Retrofuture" is:

1. Ante-dote
2. Poison
3. The Journey
4. Retrofuture
5. Nightmare King II
6. Machine God
7. Routine of Darkness
8. Sinner
9. Danger Calling
10. Succubus
11. Labyrinth
12. Pandora's Box
13. Angels of Violence More...

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Exhumed Streams "Death Revenge" In Full

California death/gore act Exhumed is streaming the entire new album "Death Revenge" in the player below. The album was just released this past Friday (October 13th) on CD, LP, deluxe LP with cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available now via Relapse.com here and Bandcamp over here.

In support of "Death Revenge," the band hits the road w/The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch in November and a headlining tour with Arkaik in mid-November/December. For dates and venues, head over to this location.

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Universal Mind Project Streams Remastered Track

International progressive metal act Universal Mind Project released the remixed/remastered version of the song "Xibalba." The song was originally released on the band's debut album "The Jaguar Priest," which is available now through Inner Wound Recordings.

Universal Mind Project is the vision of composer/guitarist Michael Alexander and ex-Seduce the Heaven vocalist Elina Laivera and features drummer Alex Landenburg (Luca Turilli's Rhapsody/Cyhra) and keyboardist Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze). "The Jaguar Priest" also saw guest contributions from Mark Jansen (Epica, Mayan).

Check out "Xibalba" here:


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Hesperia Streams New Single "De Bello Gallico"

Italian one man band Hesperia issued another single from the latest album album "Caesar [Roma, Vol. I]," which dropped back in April through Sleaszy Rider Records. Check out "De Bello Gallico" in the player below:

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Aosoth Releases New Single

French black metal devotees Aosoth released the new song "Silver Dagger And The Breathless Smile," the second single from the upcoming fifth studio album "V: The Inside Scriptures," which drops via Agonia Records on November 17th via Agonia Records. Check out the song in the player below.

Aosoth is the second project of vocalist & lyricist MkM (the founder of Antaeus) evolving in the black/death metal genre. While Antaeus sets boundaries for violent, grinding black metal, Aosoth delivers more dissonant and 90's death metal elements combined with the work of guitarist & producer Bst (The Order Of Apollyon, VI), who composed the music on the album. The duo is accompanied by bassist INRVI (the founder & mastermind of VI) and Saroth (Hell Militia, Temple of Baal) on second guitar.

"V: The Inside Scriptures" is a closing chapter of Aosoth's musical and lyrical concept. Distinctive and downright suffocating, the album shows many differences to "III" & "IV: Arrow In Heart", the two previous full-length releases, especially in terms of atmosphere. The recordings took nearly three years and were interrupted by many events in the personal lives of MkM & Bst. At some point, the album was about to be abandoned and never released.

The track listing for the album is:

1. A Heart To Judge
2. Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood (song available here)
3. The Inside Scriptures
4. Premises Of A Miracle
5. Contaminating All Tongues
6. Silver Dagger And The Breathless Smile

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Wind Rose Releases "The Returning Race" Video Clip

Italian folk/power metal band Wind Rose just released a music video for the song "The Returning Race," the third single from the latest album "Stonehymn." The album is available in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings and in Japan through Rubicon Music.

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Signatura Rerum Streams New Album In Full

Romanian symphonic black metal act Signatura Rerum is streaming the brand new album "The Legend 1," which you can enjoy in the player below. The album was issued this past Friday, October 13th.

The album is the first of a trilogy based on a fantasy universe created entirely by the band. Each album in this trilogy contains two parts of the three narrative threads, in which the story unfolds, named "Rise and Fall", "Legion and Order" and "Sand and Wine."

The album is available for purchase via Bandcamp at this location.

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Incantation Launches "Shred Lick" Competition

Do you love death metal? How about black metal? Maybe you're a thrash kinda guy/gal? Whatever the case may be, get those fret fingers amped and ready, as it is time to flex those mighty chops!

Guitarist Sonny Lombardozzi - of legendary vertigo-inducing death metal overlords Incantation - has just announced an awesome new contest called "Shred Lick," which will see fans competing for a swag haul of epic proportions! All you have to is come up with a video of your best shred lick that starts in E harmonic Minor with 440 tuning. Sonny will judge you based on picking and clarity. However, there is a caveat: NO DELAY OR REVERB!

The winner will receive the following prize-package:

Incantation's brand new album "Profane Nexus"
The Incantation "XXV - Quarter Cenutry Of Blasphemy" limited-edition vinyl
"Profane Nexus" T-shirt
A six-pack of Curt Mangan signature guitar strings
Several medium-point guitar picks
The 'Shredder X' signature overdrive pedal from Revolt
A Morely Boost pedal

The video submission must be received by December 1, 2017, with the winner announced on January 1, 2018. Email your entry to Sonny himself at: doubleguitar@live.com More...

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The Walking Dead Orchestra Streams New Album

"Resurrect," the latest full-length from French death metal collective The Walking Dead Orchestra, is available for streaming in full in the player at the bottom. The album was just released this past Friday, October 13th via Unique Leader Records.

Said the band of the self-produced offering, "We conditioned ourselves to unleash our primal influences, it's a back-to-the-roots process with old-school riffs tuned to the more modern sound. We are proud of this combination. Each song has its own identity. We recorded, mixed, and mastered the entire album by ourselves at our own studio, Spike Recording Studio, which allowed us to keep every step of the production process under control. This gave us the time and freedom to really develop our sound. This album imposes an ambiance with many twists and surprises and the songs structures are more mature. This is a new chapter for the band but also for the Architect, the main character of The Walking Dead Orchestra's concept which takes place through a post-apocalyptic world. The artwork reflects The Walking Dead Orchestra's universe and illustrates each situation our main character goes through."

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Morbid Angel Issues More Details On New Album

Legendary death metal unit Morbid Angel will unleash the ninth studio album on December 1st via Silver Lining Music and JVC in Japan. Titled "Kingdoms Disdained," the record reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker.

Just one play of Morbid Angel's searing "Kingdoms Disdained," and you'll realize that this is the only true current aural document of a world sinking into uncharted despair. "The album title says it all," says Tucker, "everybody's fed up and nobody can figure out how to fix it. We've got all these miniature wars in neighborhoods, cities, countries, and we've got people with varying opinions causing chaos, yet everyone is doing what they feel is right. Which all makes it feel like the world has reached a point of utter madness and confusion."

As if fate constructed the moment, these forefathers of death metal found themselves witnessing the storm's eye as they prepared to create "Kingdoms Disdained," deciphering it with their ferocious music via long-held Sumerian-based beliefs. "It's been written but nobody pays attention, because we erase our history," furthers Tucker. "We don't understand much about the Sumerian texts because things got erased, buried, and broken up. And for years, Trey and I talked a lot about the idea of those Gods waking up and coming back to show us that they're angry." More...

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Scars Of Solitude Shows The "Enemy"

Finnish melodic metal act Scars Of Solitude released a lyric video for the new single "Enemy." The song will appear on the band's debut full length release "Deformation" coming December 1st via Inverse Records.

Scars of Solitude is a melodic metal quintet from Äänekoski playing music rooted deep in the Finnish melancholy. The band was formed in January 2015 and has stood firmly and proud behind its music ever since. Their music sounds like autumn - it's kinda dark, rainy and cold but still rich in both beauty and color despite all the despair.

The track listing for "Deformation" is:

1. I Remain Here
2. Drown
3. Enemy
4. Live to Regret
5. Fool
6. Emotional Graveyard
7. Dead Love Resurrection
8. The End of Me More...

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Paragon Collapse Streams..."The Stream"!

Iasi, Romania based ensemble Paragon Collapse released the new song "The Stream." The song will appear on the debut full-length album "The Dawning," which is coming soon in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The release date, artwork and full track list are yet to be announced and more information is expected soon.

Recently, the band issued the first single "The Endless Dream," which is available over here. Check out "The Stream" here:

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Twingiant Releases "Throttled" Music Video

Arizona heavy rock act Twingiant released a new video clip for the song "Throttled." The song appears on the band's new album "Blood Feud," which just dropped this past Friday, October 13th.

Guitarist Nikos Mixas commented: "In Twingiant, the four of us individually come from some pretty different backgrounds and we listen to varying types of music during our free time. 'Throttled' is an excellent representation of this sort of musical kaleidoscope meshing relationship that we have with each other and it also exemplifies a maturation withing our songwriting process as a band."

Check out the clip, which premiered at Metal Injection, either over at this location, or right here in the player below: More...

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Pink Mass Streams New Song

New Jersey grindcore/crust band Pink Mass teamed up with Indy Metal Vault to reveal the new track "Beastial Sodomizers." The track is taken from the band's upcoming album "Necrosexual," which will be released on October 31st.

Listen to "Beastial Sodomizers" over at this location, or simply down in the player below.

1. Invocation of the Necrosexual
2. Hedonist's Lament
3. Dismal Tormentor
4. Bestial Sodomizers
5. Crypt Perversor
6. Extinction of the Breeders
7. Lair of the Hedonist
8. Voreified
9. Altar of Domination
10. Craving Asphyxiation
11. Excoriated Purity
12. FOAD NSBM
13. Outro More...

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Anvil Announces New Album "Pounding The Pavement"

Legendary Canadian metal act Anvil announced the next installment in three word album titles - "Pounding the Pavement." The album will be released on January 19, 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold colored version, digital download and streaming platforms.

Of course there are bands that have garnered higher chart positions, sold more albums and filled bigger venues than Anvil. Yet there are few metal acts that have earned as much respect from colleagues as the Canadian act surrounding vocalist/guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner. The most renowned Anvil aficionados include, among others, international stars such as Metallica and the late Lemmy of Motörhead, who have expressed their unreserved admiration time and again. The reasons for this evident respect are obvious: since 1978, Anvil has been the epitome of a passionate heavy metal band that refuses to be thrown off course by setbacks, adverse conditions and inconsistencies on the business side of things. The latest album "Pounding The Pavement" proves their impressive stamina: never before have Anvil sounded as diverse, determined and inspiring.

Why has "Pounding The Pavement" turned into such an awesome offering? Kudlow's explanation is simple: "The songwriting process started immediately after the work on our previous album, 'Anvil Is Anvil,' had been completed," he says. "So our thoughts instantly turned to the future again. After 'Anvil Is Anvil' had been cut, everybody knew what we had just delivered and what Anvil's future should sound like."

Despite the diverse range of their ideas, Kudlow, Reiner and their bassist Chris Robertson have succeeded in filling the typical trademarks of this unusual band with life once again - which is an important aspect for every Anvil release, after all tradition and reliability play an essential role in this group. Kudlow: "Of course we always allow inspirations from earlier recordings to seep in, but always with an emphasis on evolving the characteristic Anvil sound. Lots of fans keep asking us to play the way we did in the so-called good old days. That's why I try from time to time to pick up on that exciting feel of our older material. Mind you, it's always exclusively about the basic atmosphere of that time, never about copying an older song." More...

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F.K.Ü. Issues "Friday The 13th, Pt. 2" Lyric Video

Horror loving Swedish thrashers F.K.Ü. have released the second single from the upcoming "1981" album, conveniently sharing a title with it's release day, "Friday the 13th, Pt.2". The band celebrates by releasing the lyric video, which you can check out in the player below. "1981" drops on November 3rd via Despotz Records.

"1981" was recorded at The Overlook Studio in Gävle, Sweden and is produced by F.K.Ü., recorded by William Blackmon, mixed by Lawrence Mackrory & Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Productions,and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Obey Mastering. The astonishing artwork (shown below) was created by Tom Hodge from The Dude Designs.

As for the track, the band says, "”One of our favorite days of the year is here, Friday the 13th and what better way to celebrate it than to release the second single from our upcoming album '1981'! We give you, the aptly titled 'Friday the 13th, Pt 2.' Twice the terror, twice the thrash!”

“The idea with the album, inspired by Corpse Mania, Night School as well as the timeless classics Halloween II and 'Friday the 13th, Pt 2' is to take the listener back to the old days. Back when you and your friends went to the local video store to rent video cassettes and weren’t able to download your movies from the internet”. More...

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Tengger Cavalry Signs With Napalm Records

Hailing from New York City, with an exotic mix of throat singing, the Mongolian fiddle and Central Asian instruments, Tengger Cavalry has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records!

Tengger Cavalry, or "the army of sky god," is not just a Billboard-featured metal band, but also the symbol of nomadic warrior spirit that connects fans from all over the world. Since the band formed in 2010, Tengger Cavalry successfully completed two headlining tours across over 40 cities of North America, performed at legendary venues such as The Marlin Room at Webster Hall or the Whisky A Go Go, a sold out show at Carnegie Hall and have been featured on CNN, the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. To this date, Tengger Cavalry has released five full-length albums, two EPs and numerous singles, including unique cover interpretations of classics such as Motorhead's "Fight."

Says the band about their recent signing with Napalm Records: "We have always been huge fans of Napalm Records. Growing up listening to lots of the bands that signing to the label, we are just so inspired by the musical ideas of the label of how progressive and heavy the sound it presents. And now we are honored to be part of the Napalm Records family and can't wait to share our nomadic folk sound to the new community!"

The band is set for an album release in early 2018, but to shorten your wait Tengger Cavalry has released the first lyric video to the single "Ritual And Redemption," taken from the band's upcoming album on Napalm Records! Dive into the nomadic folks sounds of Tengger Cavalry here: More...

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Offensive Ground Gives "Nightmare King" A Date

Swedish metal act Offensive Ground has revealed that the release date for the debut album “Nightmare King" will be October 27th.

The band stated: "The blackness unfolds on October 27th, when we shall release ‘Nightmare King’ just in time for some Halloween madness! Follow us on Spotify to witness the darkness!"

The band recently issued the first single "Salvage Dump," which you can check out over at this location. More...

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Terminal Function Issues New Single "Chiral Ghost"

Stockholm based technical death metal band Terminal Function dropped the first single from the upcoming new EP "Krakstören," teaming up with Unsung Melody to premiere it over at this location. You don't really have to go anywhere, however, since the track is also streaming in the player just at the bottom.

"Krakstören" qas recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Terminal Function in the band's own Soundfraction Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. The EP will be released by Swedish music label Stupid Dream Records, run by the band's guitarist, Stefan Aronsson.

On the new song, guitarist Mikael Almgren says, "The lyrics were inspired by a dream I had about meeting your past and future shadow self. I guess you could see it as a metaphor for reflecting and be aware of your past and at the same time think ahead, keeping different time perspective in your mind simultaneously.

The music alters quite a bit between the usual tech metal odd time signatures, fast parts and slow heavy sections with some haunting guitar parts, which made me think the topic of the lyrics would suit this song."

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Decapitated: Bail Set for Guitarist and Drummer

Decapitated‘s Waclaw Kieltyka (guitars) and Michal Lysejko (drums) appeared in a Spokane, Washington court past Friday, to be formally charged with rape and kidnapping charges. Kieltyka was charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape. Lysejko was charged with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape. More...

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Trivium Premieres New Song "Betrayer"

Trivium‘s new track “Betrayer” received its official premiere through the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘. You can stream it now in the player at this location, skipping ahead to 01:49:13 in. The band's new album, “The Sin And The Sentence“, is out this coming Friday, October 20th.

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