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Metal News for November 14, 2016

Last updated on November 25, 2017 at 4:08 AM ET

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Kreator Teases Photos From Video Shoot

German thrash outfit Kreator has revealed photos from the video shoot for the "Gods Of Violence" title track. The 14th Kreator album is set to be released on January 27th, 2017 worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records and this impending video was shot with renowned video production company Grupa13

Kreator singer/guitarist and main songwriter Mille Petrozza comments: "We have prepared an amazing video trilogy with Grupa13 for our new album. We believe that they are among the most creative artists when it comes to surreal video art. The story line is linked to our album concept and the first clip visualizes the birth of the Kreator demon. Watch out, the video is to be released soon!"

The band also released the lyrics for the song, which can be found below the video shoot photos. More...

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The Doomsday Kingdom Issues Track-By-Track

The Doomsday Kingdom will release mesmerizing debut EP "Never Machine" and invite you to be part of a new doom metal era on November 25th.

Today Candlemass virtuoso and The Doomsday Kingdom mastermind Leif Edling reveals more details about the four new songs. In this second first track-by-track feature, he speaks about "Zodiac City" and "The Whispering" with these comments:

"'Zodiac City' is my interpretation of 'The Zodiac' and what he did in and outside of San Francisco in 1969. I really like this song and alot of people have asked me why it won't be on the album. The simple answer is that I can't have all the EP songs on the album. There is plenty of great stuff on the full length and I can't feature the entire EP there. But it's a cool song, and Niklas does a great job on it. Especially the last chorus sends shivers down the spine!"

"'The Whispering' is a soft ballad, and one of my favourites," he adds. "Wonderful keys by Dr Carl who creates an epic atmosphere on this track. In the future I can definitely see myself re-do the "Whispering" with a full orchestra or do it live in a basement bar somewhere just with an acoustic guitar..."

At Roadburn in April 2017, the band will play a first-ever performance with the recovered Leif Edling live on stage. Don't miss this gloomy happening.

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Nightwish Posts "Vehicle Of Spirit" Trailer

Prepare for your special ride inside the "Vehicle Of Spirit." After touring for a year and a half throughout every corner of the world, Nightwish's time has come to immortalize the "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" world tour 2015 - 2016 on DVD.

This comes right on time with the band's latest album reaching gold status in Germany with 100,000 sold copies.

The new release date for this monumental trip through the discography of the symphonic metal visionaries is December 16th - so right before Christmas, you will be able to witness two full shows from London and Tampere and plenty of bonus material. Watch the first trailer below. More...

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Lancer Discusses Upcoming Album

Swedish heavy metal group Lancer will unleash third record "Mastery" - the band's first release through Nuclear Blast - on January 13th.

After revealing the first single "Iscariot" and two trailers (talking about the band in general and the forthcoming album's production and sound), the third part of the trailer series has been released today.

Listen what vocalist Isak Stenvall and bassist Emil Öberg have to say about the album title and its title track below.

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Cross Vault Streaming "Miles To Take"

Today, doom metal cult Cross Vault streams the entirety of forthcoming "Miles to Take," which is set for international release on November 18th via Iron Bonehead Productions.

"Miles to Take" is a special EP that will be released on both CD and 12" vinyl formats, comprising two new 'n' exclusive tracks:

1. A Hand Moving Mountains
2. Miles to Take More...

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Mordbrand / Gravehill Streaming Split Tracks

On November 18th, Doomentia Records will release a special split LP between Mordbrand and Gravehill.

Today several tracks from the split have come online and can be heard below. The full track listing is as follows:

A1. Gravehill - By The Edge Of Our Knives
A2. Gravehill - Redeemed In Blood
A3. Gravehill - Away From The Light
A4. Gravehill - Upon The 6th Chime

B1. Mordbrand - Decimation Reigns
B2. Mordbrand - Cold Womb
B3. Mordband - Parishioners of the Bleeding
B4. Mordbrand - Where Existence is Null
B5. Mordbrand - Compost Christ More...

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Calgary Metalfest Raises Funds For Make-A-Wish

This year's Calgary Metalfest, held from September 14 - 17, saw a historic line up that included Annihilator, the original line up of Exciter, thrash veterans Razor and Sacrifice, plus sets from The Exalted Piledriver, Toxic Holocaust, Gatekrashor, Disciples of Power, The Order of Chaos, and many more.

The festival organizers are no strangers in giving back to the community, using the event since 2013 to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta. This year's live charity auction, held in between band sets, had multiple offerings and bidding donors that lead to the festival raising its highest ever amount of over $7,000 to help the children. CMF organizers comment:

"Thank you to everyone who donated and bid on all these items! We were able to smash our previous record from last year by over triple! Over $7000 was raised this year to Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta! This was huge for us! Thank you again to all involved in making this the best auction yet! See you next year!" More...

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Tiles Posts New Video Interview Segment

The Detroit prog rock titans from Tiles have issued the fifth and final segment in their ongoing video interview series documenting the creation of "Pretending 2 Run," the band's double-disc album released earlier this year through Laser's Edge.

The members of Tiles sat down individually and chatted about all things "Pretending 2 Run." Divided into five parts and totaling nearly thirty minutes, the band takes the viewer behind-the-scenes with insights on the album's tentative beginnings, the concept and story line, artwork and variations, the many special guests involved with the record, and the multi-national recording process.

Tiles also booked an annual Motor City ProgShow, which takes place next weekend:

11/19/2016 The Loving Touch - Ferndale, MI w/ Imminent Sonic Destruction, Reign More...

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Turbo Shokk Streaming "Backstage Betty"

Virginia's Turbo Shokk today releases new song "Backstage Betty," a brand new track from forthcoming true hair metal album "Get Radical."

The band commented: "We wrote this song to honor all the Bettys in the world, the big ones, the small, the short and the tall, in every city, we’ve known them all. Listen to it with your Betty, and Shokk each others worlds, all night long."

You can pre-order the "Get Radical" album here and the disc's full track listing is as follows:

1. Put the Hammer Down (streaming here)
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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Pohjoisen Soturit Releases New Album

Finnish extreme metal band Pohjoisen Soturit just released debut album "Oksat pois... ja osa latvuksista" via Inverse Records. The band also dropped a music video for "Sisu," which can be seen below, and the album is available on Spotify.

01. Ies
02. 727522
03. Verijäljet
04. Kertalaaki
05. Köyhän työ
06. Sisu
07. Naimahauta
08. Pohjoistuuli
09. Juopoittelu
10. Surumaa More...

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Red Fang Headed Out On Tour

Red Fang released new album "Only Ghosts" on October 14th via Relapse Records and is now gearing up to hit the road with Torche and Whores. Dates for the trek are as follows:

Nov 18 San Francisco, CA Slims
Nov 19 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Nov 20 Los Angeles, CA Terragram Ballroom
Nov 22 San Diego, CA Casbah
Nov 23 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
Nov 25 Austin, TX Mohawk
Nov 26 Dallas, TX Three Links
Nov 27 Houston, TX Warehouse Studio
Nov 29 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (Hell)
Nov 30 Durham, NC Motorco
Dec 1 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
Dec 2 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Dec 3 Brooklyn,, NY The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 4 Boston, MA The Sinclair
Dec 5 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Dec 7 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Lounge
Dec 8 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Dec 9 Detroit, MI El Club
Dec 10 Chicago, IL Metro
Dec 11 Bloomington, IL Castle Theater
Dec 13 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Dec 14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Dec 15 Boise, ID Neurolux
Dec 16 Seattle, WA Showbox
Dec 17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom More...

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Diamond Head Sets Off On Second Leg Of Tour

Diamond Head is continuing the longest North American tour in the band's 40-year career; set to perform tomorrow in Nashville.

The band has also launched a special contest for fans to celebrate the trek. Fans are invited to post their best #AMIEVILFACE selfie on their personal Instagram pages. Simply include @diamond_head_official and the show that you are attending and be automatically entered in to randomly win either an autographed tour poster or a special meet & greet with the band.

11/15 - Mercury Lounge, Nashville TN
11/16 - Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
11/17 - Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA
11/18 - Fish Head Cantina, Baltimore MD
11/19 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY
11/20 - Webster Hall's Marlin Room, New York NY
11/21 - Bug Jar, Rochester NY
11/22 - Katacombes, Montreal QC
11/23 - Brass Monkey, Ottawa ON
11/24 - Garrison, Toronto ON
11/25 - Token Lounge, Detroit MI
11/26 - Tailgators, Chicago IL
11/27 - Metal Grill, Milwaukee WI More...

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Just For Fun

Heavy Metal Leaf Throws The Horns

Metal memes are a dime a dozen, but (other than Abbath in a forest or a pile of branches being mistaken for a band logo) its not often that nature collides with the metal world.

Some lucky Reddit user came across a leaf that is very clearly throwing the metal horns. You think it heard some folk metal from a passing car or something?

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Elephant Bell Signs With Argonauta

Finnish stoner outfit Elephant Bell just inked a deal with Argonuata Records. The label also issued this statement:

“We’re thrilled to start this collaboration, Elephant Bell are a stunning band highly influenced by the first ‘stoner’ era and by bands as Monster Magnet, Fu Manchu, with a touch of grunge-like sonorities as Soundgarden – whereas, moreover, the band features in its ranks our old friend Tomi Mykkanen of Lowburn.

"As for the band, being part of the second wave of stoner rock movement had its highlights. Lots of cool bands like Dozer, Lowrider, Greenleaf, QotSA, Unida, Devillac and new friends, songs and gigs and beers and fun… After releasing a few EPs and playing a few dozen gigs, the band felt ready to record their first album. It was recorded by the band themselves and finally released in digital format in 2011. The album was received very well around the world but it never got a proper release.

"Being part of the third wave of Stoner Rock has its perks too; lots of new friends and bands and labels. And the still lingering interest towards Elephant Bell… So, the band decided to re-mix and master the album and add two previously unreleased songs from the album sessions to it and release it as a proper release. After some discussions the band got in touch with high soaring Italian record label Argonauta Records and finally the deal for the album was made.

This upcoming album was mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (of Greenleaf and Dozer fame) and will be released in the first part of 2017. More...

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Need Posts "Rememory" Video

Greek prog metal/rock band Need just released an animated music video for "Rememory," taken from forthcoming fourth album “Hegaiamas: A Song For Freedom,” which is due out on January 17th, 2017. The video was created by Haris Kountouris (HK Visual Creations) and can be viewed below.

Singer Jon V. comments: "'Rememory,' being the first track of the album, circles around the invisible thread of memory often repeating itself through different times and places but always tying us tighter than we might think. The animated video, written by guitarist and main composer Ravaya and created by Haris Kountouris, is a visual representation of this idea."

1. Rememory (6.59)
2. Alltribe (7.34)
3. Therianthrope (6.29)
4. Riverthane (7.24)
5. Tilikum (7.48)
6. I.O.T.A. (5.05)
7. Hegaiamas (21.52) More...

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Ianoda Releasing New Album

On the 18th of December, Romanian black metal solo project Ianoda will release debut full-length album "Disillusionment." You can also check out new song "Slaver to the Scripture" below.

"Disillusionment" approaches theological and philosophic subjects through the eyes of the narrator, a madman admitted to a mental hospital. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. For the preachers
2. Disillusionment
3. Omnipotence
4. Slaver to the scripture
5. Enclosed
6. Risen banners
7. Q Theodicy
8. Omnibenevolence More...

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The Slayerking Releases New Video

The Slayerking is a Greek dark metal group featuring Efthimis Karadimas from Nightfall whose sound can be described as a mixture of doom, dark rock, goth and heavy metal. Today a new music video comes online for "Sargon of Akkad," which can be seen below.

The band’s debut full-length album “Sanatana Dharma” was recorded at Soundflakes studios in Athens, and mixed by Kaelin Tauxe at Upright Mammal Musicworks in Atlanta. The album was released via French label Finisterian Dead End and can be streamed at Bandcamp here.

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Abyance Records New Album

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, young thrash metal act Abyance is pleased to announce a management deal with international agency Extreme Management Group. Commenting on the new partnership, guitarist Anthony Potenza states:

"Abyance is thrilled to announce that we are now a part of the EMG Artist Roster. Being able to see our name alongside bands we have supported, and looked up to, is really exciting. We look forward to a continued growth for Abyance with the expertise of EMG behind us and can't wait to see what the future brings!"

The band was formed in 2013 following a guest appearance by Anthony at a Machine Head concert in the band's hometown of Buffalo. Commenting on the experience and establishment of the band, Anthony offers:

"I was lucky enough to be invited on stage by Robb Flynn to perform 'Aesthetics of Hate' with the band when I was 13 – it was an awesome experience, and following the performance I met and formed a band with the other other members of Abyance."

Soon after forming the young thrash metal act recorded a debut EP titled "Age of Darkness" and was sharing the stage with bands such as GWAR and Battlecross. Abyance recently returned to the studio to record with Nick Bellmore and mastered the recording with Chris 'Zeuss' Harris - stay tuned for full details. More...

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Weapons Of Anew Releases Music Video

Weapons of Anew has followed Friday's massive digital release of the track "Killshot" (via OK!Good Records) with a brand new video for the track today.

Filmed at Hammer Hands Gym and directed by Ron Geffen, the hard-hitting clip follows a contentious boxing match between actors/boxers Amber Skyes and Julian Rodriguez, illustrating the song's theme of the struggle between love and hate, interspersed with band in live action also inside the ring.

The video is based on a treatment written by frontman Ray West, who also penned the lyrics for the song. "Ray had written a treatment with a girl beating the breaks off a guy," said bassist Stefan 'Reno' Cutrupi. "Once we met Ron and discussed the concept, all of the pieces kind of just fell into place."

The video was a departure for director Geffen, though, who focuses more of his work on pop and EDM artists. "It was a fun time," he said. "I believe the video depicts the emotions and feelings of the band, and how they are able to put those emotions into words."

"Ron is a hard worker that really hustles, so he and I definitely bonded quickly," guitarist Freddy Ordine said. "Amber is actually Ron's girlfriend and she has a hell of a right hook! She was actually punching Julian in the face with the first punch. Ron now knows not to piss her off!" More...

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World's Loudest Month 2017 Dates Revealed

2017 event dates for the World’s Loudest Month festival series have just been announced. The World’s Loudest Month - created by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents - continues to break records with its U.S. festival series featuring the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres during six consecutive weekends in April, May, and June of 2017.

In 2016, overall attendance surpassed 470,000 for the WLM festivals held during five consecutive weekends. The 2017 World’s Loudest Month festival dates, locations and details are as follows:

Monster Energy Fort Rock - April 29 & 30 in Fort Myers, FL
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville - April 29 & 30 in Jacksonville, FL
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion - May 5, 6 & 7 in Concord, NC
Northern Invasion - May 13 & 14 in Somerset, WI
Rock On The Range - May 19, 20 & 21 in Columbus, OH
Rocklahoma - May 26, 27 & 28 in Pryor, OK
The Bud Light River City Rockfest - May 27 in San Antonio, TX
Rockfest - June 3 in Kansas City More...

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Gamma Ray Members Form Unity

With latest sensational signing, Hanover record imprint Steamhammer/SPV has set the course for more highlights in the coming year. Unity, the new band founded by drummer Michael Ehré and guitarist Henjo Richter (both Gamma Ray), just signed a long-term contract and is currently busy working on a debut album.

The eponymous titled recording has been scheduled for release in early 2017 and aficionados of powerful hard rock and technically accomplished melodic metal can expect to get more than their money's worth.

Along with their two figureheads, Richter and Ehré, Unity consists of Gianba Manenti (vocals), Stef E (guitar), Jogi Sweers (bass) and Sascha Onnen (keyboards), all of them musicians that many fans have been familiar with since Ehré's band Love.Might.Kill arrived on the scene.

"During many gigs and countless hours in the rehearsal room, Michael and I discovered that we are on the same wavelength, on a personal as well as on a musical level. So we came up with the idea of focusing that part of our creativity that goes beyond Gamma Ray in another band," Richter explains. "Unity features the perfect line-up for that." More...

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Static Tension Posts "Obstacle Of Doubt"

Ohio's Static Tension has revealed a brand new song titled "Obstacle of Doubt." The track is taken from the band's forthcoming EP "Out of Reach," which will be released in January, and is highly recommended for fans of bands like Kings X, Alice In Chains, and Soundgarden.

The band commented: "'Obstacle Of Doubt' reflects some of our heavier influences, while maintaining the progressive grunge formula of raw vocals atop evolving musical passages. This one delves into feelings of self-doubt that often impede our ability to move forward with making a change." More...

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Season Of Mist Streaming 20 Year Compilation

Season of Mist turned twenty this year, and now you can stream a two decade anniversary compilation below or pick up the comp through various digital services over here. This wide-ranging release includes some names you might have heard from the metal scene in a loooong time, like Oxiplegatz.

The label comments: "It is no secret that the music industry has changed tremendously during the past two decades, but thanks to your loyal support, we are still able to continue releasing great music to this very day. We would like to once again extend our gratitude and thankfulness to all those who believe in our artists. Stream our '20 Years of Season of Mist' compilation here and check out the discount campaign on our official e-shop!" More...

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Trash Deity Premieres Debut Single

It's a new week and all the election nonsense is finally over so life can get back to quasi-normal.

In celebration of that milestone, we're offering an exclusive first look at the visualizer for "Finger On A Trigger" from Trash Deity, and for a limited time you can also download the track for free right here.

Combining the chaos and energy of the classic Wax Trax! Chicago sound updated with hard and modern L.A. production, Trash Deity consists of Groovie Mann aka Franke N. Nardiello (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult frontman/writer) and accomplished music producer and industrial artist JDN aka John D. Norten (Blue Eyed Christ).

This debut single "Finger On A Trigger" combines classic Groovie Mann vocals and cryptic lyrics with an infectious heavy electronic/guitar groove benefitting from JDN's studio experience mixing and engineering major artists.

The accompanying music video is comprised entirely of manipulated shots of paintings from the twisted imagination and eccentric mind of Groovie Mann. Trash Deity's debut 4 song EP, "Run 4 Your Lies!," will follow soon.

JDN comments: "I think the forthcoming EP is a really exciting representation of Groovie Mann and I experimenting and discovering what our sound is as Trash Deity. It's an eclectic EP because we weren't locked into a sound or expectation from our previous projects. One song is electronic for the clubs with a pounding bass line and signature Groovie Mann maniacal vocal chants, then another is a sexy dirty strip club anthem. Each song has it's own identity, but the EP still sounds totally cohesive and chaotic at the same time...just like us!" More...

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Words Of Farewell Foretells Of "Gaia Demise"

German melodic death metal act Words of Farewell released a video clip for the new song "Gaia Demise." The song appears on the new album "A Quiet World," which drops this Friday, November 18th, via AFM Records!

The album's track list is as follows:

1. My Share of Loneliness (song streaming here)
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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Naioth Streams New Album Title Song

Chilean progressive band Naioth has released title track from the upcoming new album "Transhuman Communication" as a promotional single. Check it out in the player below.

"Transhuman Communication" will be issued in North America via Digmetalworld Records in 2017. More information is expected shortly.

Interested people can download the track for free directly at the band’s Bandcamp page located over here.

"Transhuman Communication," was recorded at IFM Studios in Valparaiso, Chile. The drums tracks were at Rec Música Studios. It was mixed and mastered by Ignacio Figueroa and the Pre-production (Midi) by Felipe Cuevas (Destinos). More...

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Root Has A "Moment Of Fright"

Czech black metal pioneers Root are streaming the new song "Moment Of Fright" over at Decibel Online at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming new studio album "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion," which is set to drop on November 25th via Agonia Records.

The new album, "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion", will be different from their 2011's offering, "Heritage Of Satan", says the band: "As always in our history as a band, we aim to deliver a unique album, something that will stand out and shine its own light in our discography. Expect dark metal at its best, along with some surprising elements. We've recorded one fully acoustic song and one entirely instrumental. Overall, the album will include ten new tracks that will differ from our previous records".

"Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion" will be Root's tenth full-length album. Lyrically, it will be a concept album, and looked at from that perspective, it'll continue the story begun by the 1996 release under a similar yet shorter title, "Kärgeräs," that presents a tale of a pround nation.

The track listing for "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion" is:

1. Life Of Demon (song streaming here)
2. Osculum Infame
3. Moment Of Fright
4. The Book Of Death
5. Black Iris
6. Moment Of Hope
7. The Key To The Empty Room
8. New Empire
9. Up To The Down
10. Do You Think Is It The End?

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Lucid Fly Streams Debut Full Length

Los Angeles based "dark prog" act Lucid Fly released the first full length album, "Building Castles in Air" this past weekend through the band's own Hour Eleven Music (distributed by Vanity Music Group). the album can be heard streaming in full via TeamRock/Prog here (or in the player below).

The band originated in Orlando, Florida, releasing a well received EP "Adapting to Gravity," but founders Nikki Layne (vocals) and Doug Mecca (guitars) relocated to California in 2007, subsequently releasing two further critically acclaimed and fan praised EP's (2009's "The Escape Stage" and "Stasis" in 2011) and proving merit on the vibrant Southern California club scene.

The band adds, "In a way, we've been building up to this moment since we started playing music together. It's like we're meeting the world for the first time and can't wait to introduce ourselves."

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Crystal Ball Is "Never A Guarantee" With New Video

Swiss power metal act Crystal Ball released a music video for the new track "Never A Guarantee." The song is taken from the latest album "Déjà-Voodoo," which was issued back in September via Massacre Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Craving Is "One With Darkness"

German melodic death metal act Craving is streaming the new song "One With Darkness." The song appears on the new album "By the Storm," which drops on November 25th via Apostasy Records.

"By the Storm" carries influences of extreme metal, folk, power metal and classic with it to leave a real battlefield behind. The track list is:

1. Fulgur Immortale
2. By Storm
3. Cave Of A Dream
4. Penelopes Prayer
5. Spirits Of The Dead
6. Seven Steps To Darkness
7. One With Darkness
8. Eyes Of Winter
9. The Stone
10. Wenn der Wind sich dreht
11. Wielder Of Storms
12. The Fountain Of Memory
13. Game Of Thrones (Cover) (Bonus Track - Digipak Only)
14. Torn Apart (Bonus Track - Digipak Only)

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Victorius Unleashes The "Empire Of The Dragonking"

German power metal act Victorius issued a lyric video for the song "Empire Of The Dragonking." The track is the first single from the upcoming new album "Heart Of the Phoenix," which is set to drop via Massacre Records on January 13th.

The album's cover artwork (shown below) was created by Stan Decker. The album was produced by Freedom Call's Lars Rettkowitz and mastered by Mystic Prophecy frontman R.D. Liapakis. The track listing is as follows:

1. Shadow Warriors
2. Hero
3. End of the Rainbow
4. Die by My Sword
5. Sons of Orion
6. Heart of the Phoenix
7. Empire of the Dragonking
8. Hammer of Justice
9. Beyond the Iron Sky
10. Virus
11. A Million Lightyears More...

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Yasru Issues "Atalara" Video Clip

Turkish folk/doom metal act Yasru issued a video clip for the song "Atalara." The song appears on the third studio release "Börübay," which was issued back on October 28th via Wormholedeath Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Hermina Releases "The Collective Unconscious"

Australia's Hemina released a new music video for the song "The Collective Underground." The song appears on the new studio album, "Venus," which was issued this past Friday (November 11th).

"Venus" is an 80 minute concept album detailing and examining domestic violence, relationships, and individuality in the 21st century with a narrative arc to accompany and elaborate on their previous conceptual output.

Check out "The Collective Unconscious" here:

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Maschine Issues "Naturalis" Album Trailer #2

U.S. progressive act Maschine released a second preview clip for the new album "Naturalis," which set to drop on November 18th via InsideOutMusic. Check out the clip below.

Pre-orders for the album can be made at this location. The track list for "Naturalis" is:

1. Resistance
2. Night and Day (song streaming here).
3. Make Believe
4. Hidden In Plain Sight
5. A New Reality
6. Megacyma (see lyric video here)
7. Eyes Pt.2 (Live in Veruno) (Bonus Track)
8. Rubidium (Live in Veruno) (Bonus Track)

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Headline News

Helloween Announces "Pumpkins United" Reunion

Here comes the sensation for all Hellowen fans: You believed in it for years and continued to ask for it – now is the time: In fall 2017, Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen will once again mount a Hellowen stage together and resurrect the band’s legendary original line-up.

Yes, it’s official: Weikath, Kiske, Hansen, Grosskopf are going to play Hellowen classics live and on a joint tour. Massive news. Awesome. But you might want to sit down again, because that’s not all of it! Under the flag Pumpkins United all pumpkin heads will step up – meaning Andi & Kiske on vocals, Kai & Weiki & Sascha on guitars, and Markus & Dani in the rhythm section.

The super tour’s first confirmed date is October 28, 2017 in Sao Paulo and takes the full Pumpkins entourage across selected cities and venues in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the US. An extremely big deal, which, including a few secret surprises, will present almost three hours of the biggest hits from three decades of Hellowen as the band will obviously insist on performing a full-speed trip through the Hellowen repertoire. "We already had an awesome time on the Hellish Rock part 1 & 2, but this time we’ll definitely double down on it" says Kai Hansen, and Markus Grosskopf adds: "There’ll for sure be songs that we haven’t played in a very long time or even ever before." More...

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Infamovs Streaming "Dawn of the Black Dance"

Coquimbo, Chile based death metal outfit Infamovs is streaming a new song titled "Dawn of the Black Dance", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Under the Seals of Death", due out in stores on January 23, 2017, through the Spanish label Memento Mori.

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Srogosc Debuts New Song "Apostles of Hate"

Polish black metal band Srogosc debuts a new song entitled "Apostles of Hate", taken from the upcoming new album "Umbra Mortis / Nicosc", which will be out in stores on November 30th, through Via Nocturna.

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Betraying The Martyrs Premieres New Song

In remembrance of "Le Bataclan" shootings in Paris one year ago, Betraying The Martyrs premieres a new song entitled "Won’t Back Down", taken from the band's upcoming new album. States Betraying The Martyrs:

"One year after the terrible Paris attacks, let us remember who we are, and what we stand for, lest we forget."

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