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Metal News for October 17, 2016

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Unearthing The Prog Rock Underground

It's been awhile since we cut through all the noise and decided to highlight three unknown bands specifically worth your while in a crowded music scene, and this week we're getting back into the swing of things with a new edition of Unearthing The Metal Underground!

We're returning with another look at progressive bands that meld opposing sub-genres, utilize very old school sounds in new and unique ways, or utterly dominate on the instrumental front. Without further ado, we now introduce you to three prog metal bands you need to hear hailing from locations as diverse as Spain, Chile, and New York City.

Bauda

A Chilean band that has flown under the radar for far too long, Bauda's latest album "Sporelights" (reviewed here) came to my attention last summer from an unsolicited review request email, which is always a dicey proposition: you might get something awesome, or you might hear some basement recordings that never should have hit the digital airwaves.

Needless to say, "Sporelights" was an unexpected treat. I had no idea what to expect going in, being totally unfamiliar with the band, and I was blown away by the juxtaposition of sounds, flirting with the line between rock and metal.

There's some dark material that plays with shoegaze (but offers a lot wider breadth of sound than you'd usually hear there), along with incredibly emotional offerings that will be right on track for fans of Anathema, all while offering a very distinct sound that is uniquely Bauda.

The entire "Sporelights" album can be heard in the Bandcamp player, and you can follow the latest on Bauda by heading over to Facebook.

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Mothman Answers To No One

Utter devastation is coming your way at the end of the month with "Answers To No-One," an album filled to the brim with 20 short but massively destructive metal tracks.

Next week we'll be premiering the full album in advance of the October 28th release, but for now check out our interview with the Texas band below.

You can also follow the latest on this Austin trio at Facebook here while awaiting the impending release.

In our chat with the band, we discuss the album's title, how 30 second grind tracks come together, and much more!

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Tommy '86 Announces "Transhumanism"

Tommy '86 is a French synthwave musician heavily influenced by the 1980s. After his latest EP, Tommy '86 experimented with distortion to see where it would take him, resulting in “Transhumanism.”

Combining pulsating, distorted leads that spiral and expand over jagged bass lines that cut like a knife – this is equal parts Dan Terminus hyperactivity with Perturbators's slow, crawling meditations upon rising motifs, and coincidentally both of those musicians make guest appearances here.

The story of “Transhumanism” takes place in the year 2332, in a world dominated by machines. The L.V.T.H.N. Project – initially developed for scientific purposes – set out to emulate a human brain. Its progressive A.I. was compiled from the collective digitization of human thought, which allowed it to think and learn by itself. But L.V.T.H.N. soon surpassed mortal intelligence and spiraled out of control. More...

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Obituary Streaming "Vision In My Head" Live

Obituary has shared a new live song from forthcoming release "Ten Thousand Ways To Die."

The song "Visions In My Head" (from the band's Relapse debut "Inked In Blood") was recorded live at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD and can be heard below.

"Ten Thousand Ways To Die" is a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band's storied catalog. The release is coming October 21st, just as the band kicks off a European tour with Exodus, Prong, and King Parrot. More...

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Bastard Noise / Sickness Releasing Split

Noise heavyweights Bastard Noise and Sickness have just shared the first half and title track from their forthcoming new split "Death's Door." The collaborative LP is due out this November 11th via Relapse. Pre-orders are online at this location.

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Gespenst Releases "Forfald" On CD

Denmark-based black metal band Gespenst just released a CD version of the debut album "Forfald" on via Hellthrasher Productions and Duplicate Records.

Gespenst (translated as "Phantom") is a new Danish two piece act featuring former members of Glorior Belli, Woebegone Obscured, Horned Almighty etc. Debut album "Forfald" was tracked, mixed, and mastered at Sol Ater studio in 2015 with session drums performed by Andreas Joen.

Originally issued on vinyl in August 2016 via Duplicate Records, "Forfald" will be re-released in a limited digipak CD edition with bonus track "L'Appel du vide" (a tribute song to Stephanie "Deathanie" Allouche, previously featured on a vinyl-only compilation, showcasing emerging bands from the Danish city of Aarhus).

1. Sorgens Taage 09:04
2. Revelation of Maggots 10:54
3. Min Sjæl Raadner 07:17
4. Life Drained to the Black Abyss 12:14
5. L'Appel du vide 5:16 More...

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Eradikal Insane Announces Session Bassist

French death metal horde Eradikal Insane is set to kick off the "Contagion Europa" tour on November 5th, and today the band announces a session bassist for the trek by commenting:

"Here we go ! We're really happy to welcome Charles (ex-The Walking Dead Orchestra, session bassist for Benighted) to our team for the 'Contagion Europa' tour. It starts soon, we're coming to destroy!" More...

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Mordbrand Releasing Split With Gravehill

Doomentia Records has set November 18th as the international release date for a special split LP between Mordbrand and Gravehill. The label comments:

"You really thought that, after three splits and as many singles and albums (plus a compilation of all those random tracks) in ten years, Mordbrand would start to slow things down, didn’t you? You fool! They’re about to once again renew their collaboration with Doomentia, which got kickstarted with the Unmake EP in April 2013, with another slab of their very own crusty-yet-twisted brand of Swedish death metal, but this time sharing the wax with the Gravehill boys from Los Angeles, California.

"Business as usual, then? Nah, no quite. Conceived as stand-alone EPs, each with their own cover artwork and title, each side marks a new step in both bands' (d)evolution. While still raging, Mordbrand's half – dubbed 'In Nighted Waters,' on side B, and featuring spooky T. Ketola artwork – has a newly acquired creepy/subdued vibe, as suggested by the atmospheric layers of keyboards that engulf opener 'Decimation Reigns.' As a special treat to both longtime obscure DM fans and those who acquire this split, they’ve also recorded their own, rearranged version of Bluuurgh's 'Compost Christ' (from their 1990 Suffer Within EP) with former Gravehill frontman Mike Abominator on backing vocals. More...

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ProgPower USA Finalizes Days 1 & 2 Lineups

Nathan Block (Swordlord Productions) and Milton Mendonca (Infinity Concerts) - co-promoters for Days 1 & 2 of ProgPower USA - finalized the lineups for the 2017 installment of the annual U.S. Festival. Tickets for Days 1 & 2 will be available on November 1, 2016. For information and ticket links, head on over to this location. Days 3 & 4 have already sold out.

The running order and day placement for Days 1 & 2 is coming soon, but the bands are as follows:

Haken (UK) (Performing "Visions" in full) (Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Headliner)
Metal Church (USA) (Thursday, September 7, 2017 Headliner)
Between The Buried And Me (USA)
Orphaned Land (Israel)
Vanden Plas (Germany)
Serenity (Austria)
Twilight Force (Sweden)
Power Quest (UK)

The eight acts join previously announced acts for (and subsequently sold out) Days 3 & 4 of the festival (brought to you by festival founder Glenn Harveston (HoS Productions), which are as follows: More...

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Body Stuff Streaming New Songs

New York outfit Body Stuff is now streaming two tracks off upcoming EP "Body Stuff 2," due out November 11th, 2016. Check out "Ice" and "Cabin Song" below.

Body Stuff mastermind Curran Reynolds comments: "I wrote this EP while living alone in a house on a lake in Maine, and 'Cabin Song' in particular represents that experience."

The EP was recorded by Ryan Jones of Mutilation Rites and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Author & Punisher).

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Striker Awarded "Metal Artist Of The Year"

It's been an award winning year for Edmonton, AB's Striker. First the band won an Edmonton Music Prize along with the Edmonton Music Award for Metal Recording of The Year off the strength of "Too Late" from the "Stand In The Fire" album.

Now adding to that growing list of awards, the power new wave metallers have been celebrated with a 2016 Western Canadian Music Award for Metal / Hard Music Artist of The Year.

The band comments: "We are so very honoured to receive the award for Metal Artist of The Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards! Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us in getting our music out into the world, and we hope everyone is ready for another dose of Striker coming soon!"

Striker was nominated alongside the following Western Canadian bands:

KEN mode (MB)
Shooting Guns (SK)
Striker (AB)
Third Ion (SK)
Van Halst (AB) More...

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Irae Releasing Split Tape With Moribund

War Arts Productions is proud to present a special split tape between Portugal's Irae and U.S. band Moribund entitled "Our Worship To Epidemic Suicide And Death Of The World."

This tape is a blast of the ancient past, sounding (and looking) like it could've come out in the darkest underground of the 1990s, back before black metal became debased by definition. Each band contributes three tracks, and both hordes are spiritually/sonically compatible.

1. o castigo de deus
2. como uma foice para vos ceifar
3. Warlord of Satanachia
4. I
5. II
6. III More...

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Audn Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of the Icelandic black metal band Audn. The metal luminaries will release a sophomore album on the label next year worldwide. Regarding thee signing, Audn comments:

"We are thrilled to announce that our upcoming full-length will be released through Season of Mist. We are honored to have signed with a label that we hold in such high esteem. To ink a deal with a label that not only hosts some of our favorite acts, but also bands that have been a huge inspiration for us, is amazing.

"This is only the beginning though and we are looking forward with much anticipation. And last but not least we would like to take the opportunity to thank you all! Without your continued support none of this would be happening."

Catch the band on these upcoming live appearances:

Nov. 2 Reykjavik (IS) @ Reykjavik (Iceland Airwaves)
Nov. 24 Roskilde (DK) @ Scandinavian Takeover
Feb. 25 Bergen (NO) @ USF Verftet (Blastfest)
July 8 Neskaupstaðir (IS) @ Eistnaflug Festival More...

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Nashgul Releasing "Carcava"

Nashgul from Spain returns after seven long years with a second full-length album featuring 14 songs and 31 crushing minutes of no-rest-total-blast old school grindcore.

The album features additional guest vocals from Ryo Yamada (Guevnna, ex-Coffins) and artwork by the band's very own Luis Sendón. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Progeria Inducida
2. Bethlem royal
3. Social network martyrs
4. Matriz de manipulación
5. Guerra drone
6. Satan freaks
7. Del vientre a la basura
8. Cyberpunk scum
9. No sumidoiro
10. Taxidermia
11. Abuso
12. La última lacra
13. Cárcava
14. Premature Burial (Live Like a Dead) More...

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Cold Raven Joining Possessed / Belphegor Tour

Cold Raven will be embarking on "The Evil Over Europe" double-headliner tour featuring Possessed and Belphegor, with additional support from Absu.

Dates for the trek are available below. Cold Raven is also currently writing new material for a next album, so stay tuned for more details in the near future.

02.12 - Paris (Fra) “Glazart” (no Absu)
03.12 - Brescia (ITA) “Circolo Colony”
04.12 - Zurich (SUI) “Dynamo”
05.12 - OFF
06.12 - Kosice (SVK) “Collosseum”
07.12 - Ljubljana (SLO) “Kino Siska”
08.12 - Ostrava (CZE) “Barrack Club”
09.12 - Wroclaw (POL) “Alibi”
10.12 - Berlin (GER) “Nuke Club” More...

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A Breach Of Silence Reveals Album Details

Powercore metal group A Breach Of Silence has revealed the cover artwork, track listing, and details for third studio album, "Secrets."

The album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames) and mixed by Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman. It will be released worldwide via Eclipse Records on February 24th, 2017.

“This album was approached differently than the last two albums Freddy and Henrik did for us,” says guitarist Cossie. “They flew down here to meet up with us the day after Christmas of 2015, and over the next twenty days we tracked the entire album here in Australia. Afterwards, they brought the stems back to Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Over the next three months, they were consistently sending us various mixes of the album for us to check out. Once the album was done, the staff at Eclipse Records began getting familiar with the material and we started talking about possible singles for the album. By June of 2016, we all had a game plan in place and began shooting videos for the first three singles.”

Confirmed song titles are as follows: "Falling Away," "Ride or Die," "Undefeated," "Secrets," "Nightcrawler," "Fair Weather Friends," "Buzz Killington," "The Revelator," "A Better Place," "Broken," "Shameless" (cover of The Weeknd), "Dethroned," and "Sugar and Spice." More...

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Ghost Releases "The Summoning VI" Video

Grammy Award-winning band Ghost just unveiled a new clip entitled "The Summoning VI: The Proceedings Intensify" in the wake of the release of new "Popestar" EP, which debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts.

Popestar was released on September 16th by Loma Vista Recordings and is available online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital. The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm "Square Hammer" and also contains covers of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet.

The arrival of the "Popestar" EP coincided with the launch of the band's 41-city U.S. headlining tour, which kicked off on September 16th. More...

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Gridfailure Shares "Digital Crush"

Gridfailure's "Further Layers Of Societal Collapse" EP is impending its free digital distribution on Samhain 2016, and today new track "Digital Crush" is leaked online.

"Further Layers Of Societal Collapse" delivers nearly a half-hour of unharnessed dementia, infiltrating additional realms of biomechanical madness, meshing ghostly and fractured elements of dark ambient, power electronics, and industrial metal.

1. A Severing Of Ties
2. Digital Crush
3. Android Infusion
4. Get Fucked Dance
5. Broken Systems
6. Indian Point Direct Proximity Warning Tester
7. Woodlands Of Self-Impalement (streaming here) More...

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Queen Elephantine Reveals New Song "Quartz"

Queen Elephantine, the exotic-flavoured doom/ambient band once operating out of Hong Kong and since having moved to New York, is back with a brand new full-length album called "Kala." The album will drop October 21st and new song "Quartz" can be heard below, while the full track listing is as follows:

1. Quartered
2. Quartz
3. Ox
4. Onyx
5. Deep Blue
6. Throne of the Void in the Hundred Petal Lotus More...

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Karg Posts New Songs Online

Today, black metal iconoclasts Karg premiere new tracks "Alles wird in Flammen stehen" and "...und blicke doch mit Wut zurück" online. These tracks hail from the band's fifth album, "Weltenasche," set for international release on November 14th via Art of Propaganda.

For a decade now, this Austrian entity has been crafting awe-inspiring ambient-oriented black metal, and "Weltenasche" is Karg's most daring and defiant record yet, guaranteed to simultaneously satisfy and antagonize black metal purists as well as lure a wide swath of extreme-music listeners.

1. Crevasse
2. Alles wird in Flammen stehen
3. Le Couloir des Ombres
4. Tor zu tausend Wüsten
5. Spuren im Schnee
6. Solange das Herz schlägt...
7. ...und blicke doch mit Wut zurück
8. MMXVI Weltenasche More...

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Crippled Black Phoenix Streaming "Turn To Stone"

Crippled Black Phoenix just premiered "Turn to Stone," featuring Arvid Jonsson from Greenleaf on vocals and taken from forthcoming album "Bronze." This rocking Joe Walsh cover easily demonstrates the great musical range of the dark progressive U.K. band, who will release "Bronze" on November 4th via Season Of Mist.

Mastermind Justin Greaves comments: "Crippled Black Phoenix has a history of occasionally recording cover versions, usually as extra tracks or for compilation albums. This time, while recording 'Bronze', it occurred to me that our version of the classic Joe Walsh song 'Turn to Stone' was worthy of being part of the actual album.

"The original is such a great song and I think it fits with the Crippled Black Phoenix approach to playing good honest rock music. It got even better as we had the great fortune of having Arvid Jonsson from the band Greenleaf coming to the studio session in Stockholm to do some wicked guest vocals. His voice fits the songs so well! In a break from the norm, we are happy for Season Of Mist to suggest us releasing this track as a preview running up to the release of 'Bronze.'" More...

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Monolith Wielder Streams Full New Album

The new self-titled album by Pittsburgh based heavy doomsters Monolith Wielder is out today via Argonauta Records and you can experience it in full below.

“Monolith Wielder,” engineered by Jason Jouver and mastered by Jack Endino, is available now at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Illumination
2. Best Intentions
3. Angels Hide
4. Monolith Wielder
5. Lift Your Eyes
6. No Hope, No Fear
7. Chains
8. Into Madness
9. King Under Fire
10. Electric Hessian More...

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Felix Martin Releasing New Album

Renowned as an innovator in the world of modern progressive fusion music and guitar design, Berklee alum Felix Martin is back with a 15-track full-length album of brand new music, set to release in February 2017.

Self-produced by Martin and mixed with Jamie King this year, the album will feature compositions that Martin describes as "clean, outside-the-box and inspired by my South American roots."

Martin details the multi-faceted musical style on his new album: "For this album, I challenged myself to write every note original to my own sound and techniques. I tried to create an album that's doesn't sound like a guitar album, but rather like a band playing music that everyone can enjoy - from a metal audience to pop, from jazz to a classical audience - always keeping the technical aspects very present. It took me a year and a half to complete the writing. I spent a lot of time trying out different ideas, I ended up writing about 50 songs, and keeping just 15 for the album."

The currently-untitled album will feature artwork also inspired by Martin's South American roots, set to be revealed soon. He continues, "A significant portion of the album was written in Venezuela, so I wanted to reflect that in the artwork."

Stay tuned for full album details. This November in anticipation of the upcoming release, Martin will headline a full U.S. tour presented by Gear Gods with special guests The Fine Constant. More...

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Destrage Releases New Video

"A Means To No End," the fourth full-length album from the Milan, Italy-based Destrage, is due out October 21st via Metal Blade Records.

For a preview of "A Means To No End," a video for the new track, "Don't Stare At The Edge", is now online. Written, edited and directed by Lorenzo Ameri and produced by Camilla Romeo, "Don't Stare At The Edge" can be seen below.

Destrage comments: "'Don't Stare At The Edge' faces the theme of fear, an emotion that paralyzes. Should we want more? Should we be cautious and stay with what we have? 'Maybe I'm trying too hard to keep this much together, when the pile falls apart into pieces, I have no hands to grab them' means that the expression 'less is more' may be true when it is about possessions, but wrong when it is about settling for undesirable, humble conditions like jobs - we refer to that as 'just a means to an end...'

"The fact is, 'less is a bore'. That's why we think that jumping down the cliff, hand in hand with fear, is a good thing. 'Don't stare at the edge, take a good look down', even though heroes tell you to not look down when they come and they think they are saving you." More...

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Deranged Streams "Shivers Down Your Broken Spine"

Sweden's long-running brutal death metal band Deranged just released new song "Shivers Down Your Broken Spine" in anticipation of upcoming album "Struck By A Murderous Siege." The album is scheduled for an October 28th release on Agonia Records.

The band's first studio album in five years (and ninth altogether) was recorded at Berno Studio (Amon Amarth, The Crown, Witchery) in Malmö, Sweden. The album's cover artwork was created by Mike Hrubovcak (Grave, Six Feet Under, Sinister). More...

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Turbo Shokk Announces "Get Radical" Album

Turbo Shokk is here to save heavy metal with "Get Radical," a 100% *true* hair metal record. This is an album for everyone who has forgotten how to party and how to rock.

"Get Radical" will help you re-live the glory of the 80s with songs titles such as "Sexth Sense," "Rock Hard," and "Get It Up."

The album is highly recommended for fans of Steel Panther, Dokken, Guns N Roses and Great White. Due out December 2nd, the "Get Radical" track listing is as follows:

1. Put the Hammer Down
2. Get It Up
3. Can't Chain Me Down
4. Thou Shalt Rock
5. Backstage Betty
6. Strip Sin City
7. Shokk 'n' Roll
8. Powersmasher
9. Sexth Sense
10. Rock Hard
11. I'm Gonna Love You More...

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Night Ranger Posts Live Video

Celebrating the band's 35th anniversary, more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, and over 3000 live shows performed, Night Ranger continues to rock with the release of "35 Years And A Night in Chicago."

The release is due out December 2nd and can be pre-ordered on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only) here. Today Night Ranger also gives you a first taste of the audio and visuals from the upcoming set. Check out "Night Ranger" below. More...

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Leaves' Eyes Releases "Fires In The North" Clip

Leaves' Eyes released a lyric video for the new song "Fires In The North." The song is the title track from the new EP, which drops on November 4th via AFM Records. The EP is the first release featuring new single Elina Siirala, who was recruited in the fall out with vocalist Liv Kristine.

In addition to the new song, the EP includes three songs from the band's latest album "King Of Kings" in new versions featuring Elina on vocals. The complete track listing is:

1. Fires In The North
2. Fires In The North (Acoustic Version)
3. Edge Of Steel (2016 Version)
4. Sacred Vow (2016 Version)
5. Swords In Rock (2016 Version)

Check out "Fires in the North" here: More...

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Words Of Farewell Streams "My Share Of Loneliness"

German melodic death metal act Words of Farewell is streaming the new song "My Share of Loneliness" in the player below. The song is the opening track from the new album "A Quiet World," which drops on November 18th via AFM Records!

The album's track list is as follows:

1. My Share of Loneliness
2. Gaia Demise
3. Gallows Frame
4. Limit Cycle
5. Zero Temperance
6. Momentary Life
7. Oversoul
8. The Farthest Reach
9. This Shadow My Likeness

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Rygel Issues "Feel It (Bang Your Head" Single

Brazilian metal act Rygel issued a lyric video for the new single "Feel It (Bang Your Head)." The song is the first new material since 2015's "Revolution" was issued, which saw guitarist Wanderson Barreto taking up vocal duties following the departure of Daniel Felipe (Lothlöryen).

"Feel It (Bang Your Head)" will appear on the follow up to "Revolution." More news is expected soon. Check out the clip here:

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Wisdom Releases "Take Me To Neverland" Video

Hungarian power metal act Wisdom released a video game inspired music video clip for the song "Take Me To Neverland." The song appears on the band's previous release "Marching For Liberty" (2013). Wisdom's latest album "Rise of the Wise" was issued back in February via NoiseArt Records.

The video clip is a long time in the making, created by Istvan Manga. Check it out here:

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Gloryful Releases "End Of The Night" Video

German power metal act Gloryful released a new music video for the song "End of the Night." The song is the title track to the band's latest album, which was issued back in late August via Massacre Records.

Check out the clip here:

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The Answer Issues "Solas" Preview Clip

Irish rockers The Answer have released a 10+ minute preview clip, featuring snippets of all the new songs from the upcoming release "Solas." The album is expected to drop on October 28th via Napalm Records.

The track list for "Solas" is:

1. Solas (see music video here)
2. Beautiful World (song streaming here)
3. Battle Cry
4. Untrue Colour
5. In This Land
6. Thief Of Light
7. Being Begotten
8. Left Me Standing
9. Demon Driven Man
10. Real Life Dreamers
11. Tunnel
12. In This Land (Acoustic)
13. Light In Darkness (Demo)
14. Money (Cover)

Check out the preview here: More...

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Enemy Of Reality Reaches The "Showdown"

Greek symphonic metal act Enemy Of Reality released the a lyric video for the seventh track from the upcoming new release "Arakhne," which is scheduled to drop on October 23, 2016 via F.Y.B. Records. Check out the lyric video for "Showdown" in the player below. The song features a guest vocal appearance by Therion/Chrysalys vocalist Chiara Malvestiti.

The recordings, mixing and mastering duties were performed by George Emmanuel (Rotting Christ, Lucifer's Child) at Pentagram Studios & Mark Adrian at 133 Studios. The album also features guest performances by: Jeff Waters (Annihilator) and Fabio Lione (ex-Rhapsody of Fire/Angra).

The track listing for the album is:

1. Martyr
2. Reflected (Feat. Fabio Lione)
3. Weakness Lies Within
4. Time Immemorial
5. Nouthetisis (Feat. Jeff Waters)
6. Afraid No More
7. Showdown (Feat. Chiara Malvestiti)
8. The Taste of Defeat
9. In Hiding (see lyric video here)
10. I Spare You
11. A Gift Of Curse

Check out "Showdown" here: More...

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Vicious Rumors Releases "1000 Years" Lyric Video

U.S. metal veterans Vicious Rumors posted a new lyric video for the song "1000 Years." The song is taken from the band's new album "Concussion Protocol," which was issued back in late August via SPV Records.

"Concusssion Protocol" is the debut studio release for vocalist Nick Holleman (Powerized/Sinbreed (live)). Check out the clip here:

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Voyager Writing New Album, Releases Clip

Australian progressive metal act Voyager is hard at work writing the follow up to the highly successful "V" album (see review here). The band issued a snippet of a new song in the works.

Check it out here:

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Tytus Releases "Haunted" Music Video

Italy's Tytus released a music video for the new song "Haunted." The song appears on the upcoming debut release "Rises," which comes out this month via Sliptrick Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Ode to the Migthy Sun
2. New Frontier
3. Haunted
4. 325 A.D.
5. White Lines
6. Omnia Sunt Communia
7. Inland View
8. Desperate Hopes
9. New Dawn's Eve
10. Blues on the Verge of Apocalypse

Check out "Haunted" here: More...

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Distant Sun Unleashes The "God Emperor"

Russia's Distant Sun released a lyric video for the new single "God Emperor." The song is lifted from the upcoming sophomore album "Into the Nebula," which will appear in late November 2016 digitally, as a CD in December 2016 via Metalism Records.

The track listing for "Into the Nebula" is:

1. My Trust
2. Game of War
3. God Emperor
4. Inspired by Fear
5. Andromeda
6. The Battle That Never Ends
7. Throne of Iron
8. The Tharks
9. I Do Believe More...

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Vicolo Inferno To Release "Stray Ideals"

The new album by Italian hard rockers Vicolo Inferno, called "Stray Ideals," will see the light of the day on November 11th through Logic Il Logic Records.

"Just like in our debut 'Hourglass,' in this new chapter contents and songwriting haven’t just one direction,” says frontman Igor. "I think we have made a firm step toward the achievement of our own identity, or at least our way of interpreting 'Rock' and expressing our music.

"We worked hard and payed more attention to every aspect of its implementation, including the choice of the tracklist, conceived as an escalation of sound for the listener. A large part of the credit goes undoubtedly to the production made by Riccardo 'Paso' Pasini from Studio73, who managed to 'catch us' with excellent solutions, to give the tracks on 'Stray Ideals' the sounds and atmospheres that could intensify our music.

"For the artwork [shown below], we relied on Simone Bertozzi (The Heartwork), asking him for an impact symbolic cover linked to the title track, that could be freely interpreted. Now we are ready to promote our work on and off stage and proud to publish it once again in collaboration with Logic Il Logic guys." More...

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Antagonia Offers Debut As Free Download

Russian melodic death metal band Antagonia released the debut album "Web of Lies" earlier this month. Today, the band has made the album available as a free download at this location.

The recording process took place at home, while re-amping, mixing and mastering were made in RockBros Studio (Saint Petersburg). Vocal sessions were recorded in Melnik Studio (Simferopol).

The track listing is:

1. Intro
2. Predestined Path
3. Web of Lies
4. Antagonia
5. Sword for Freedom
6. Black Wings
7. Welcome to my Nightmare
8. Firewind
9. Outro More...

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Psycholies To Issue Debut "Inner Labyrinth"

Industrial dark glam metal act Psycholies will release the debut album "Inner Labyrinth" worldwide on November 25th. The band has also signed a record deal with Germany's Trisol Music Group. The album will be released both on digital and physical formats.

The band stated: "On this Album we have the special featuring by Victor Love from Dope States Inc. who played and arranged all the electronic parts in the songs. Waiting for the album release we recorded with Arketypos Visual Factory, the first official videoclip out on November 2016. Enjoy it and Stay tuned!"

Formed in 2014 – Psycholies are a four-piece industrial dark glam metal band from Bari, Italy, that blend industrial metal, softcore, dark and glam into a unique and unmistakable style. More...

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Calligram To Unleash "Demimonde"

London-based black metal quintet Calligram will unleash the new album "Demimonde," on November 4th via Cimmerian Shade Recordings.

Calligram blend the punk energy with blistering black metal music to concoct a consistent and powerful sound that lays waste to most others. The band's still arguably forward-thinking, what with adopting a bleak, vaguely futuristic sheen, and having clean execution for the hard-hitting music. Tempered to perfection, the band tries to balance the fusion of the two genres with rare poise. Calligram is a class act and their latest release is definitely something to sink your teeth into, especially if you like what the black metal genre stands for and moreover its seamless exploration into the punk realm.

The track listing for "Demimonde" is:

1. Red Rope
2. Bed of Nails
3. Drowned
4. Black Velvet
5. Bataclan More...

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Carnality Presents A "God Over Human Remains" Clip

Italian brutal death metal act Carnality released a new music video for the song "God Over Human Ruins." The track is taken from the latest release "Dystopia."

Carnality will soon return to the studio to record new material, aiming for 2017 album release!

The video clip - directed and produced by Davide Cilloni (Eklipse Design Studio) - can be seen here:

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Avenged Sevenfold Streaming New Song & Music Video

Avenged Sevenfold debuts a new song and music video entitled "The Stage", taken from the band's upcoming seventh studio album "Voltaic Oceans", which will be out in stores December 9 via Capitol Records.

Check out now "The Stage" below.

Avenged Sevenfold also played its new song "The Stage" live for the first time past Saturday night at Knotfest Mexico, in Toluca: More...

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