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Metal News for November 4, 2016

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27 news articles posted on this day.

Crystal Lake Posts New Song

Japanese group Crystal Lake will release fourth full-length album, "True North," via Artery Recordings in North America on December 2nd. In anticipation for the new record, the band unveils new song “Omega” today.

Vocalist Ryo Kinoshita commments: "Before we started writing this album, we all knew this record would define who we are, where we stand and where we are heading. No matter how things around us change, we are who we are and we've always headed the same direction and it never changes. As I have written in the lyrics of 'True North,' this record shows how we live and how we die.” More...

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Green Bastard Announces New Tour Dates

New England stoner doom trio Green Bastard recently announced that debut LP, "Pyre," is due out November 16th on Midnight Werewolf records on cassette and download.

In support of the release, a tour of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont has now been revealed. Dates are as follows:

Nov 16th - UnchARTed (w/ Big Mess, Sneeze, Tar) [Lowell, MA]
Nov 17th - MOVE (w/ Tar, Greylock, TBA) [Rollinsford, NH]
Nov 18th - 13th Floor Music Lounge (w/ Writing in the Skies, Peasants, TBA) [Florence, MA]
Nov 19th - McNeill's Brewery (w/ Peasants, TBA) [Brattleboro, VT]
Nov 20th - The Monkey House (w/ Come to Grief, Tar, Wolfhand) [Winooski, VT]
Nov 21st - Bungalow Bar & Grill (w/ Tar, Conflagration) [Manchester, NH] More...

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Eye Posts New Video

With the "Vision And The Ageless Light" LP approaching release through Laser's Edge later this month, Ohio-based psychedelic/prog quartet Eye just debuted a video for "Dweller Of The Twilight Void."

The band offers, "'Dweller Of The Twilight Void' was the final song to be written and recorded for Vision And Ageless Light...We met at our dimly lit studio one evening and performed over the already tracked acoustic guitar and constantly drifting Mellotron. Brandon and I sang together as I played the Moog straight through to the end. Jon rolling through it with us on second acoustic, and Michael putting it all together on upright bass.

"It was fun and fulfilling to capture that moment which we feel is the epicenter of the record in such a gliding session. Some songs don't come so easily. There were definitely lots of laughter, smiles, and smoke rings swirling with the frequency and spirit of this song that night..."

Laser's Edge will issue "Vision And The Ageless Light: on CD, LP, and digital formats this coming November 18th, 2016. You can also catch Eye live on these dates:

11/11/2016 The Union - Athens, OH w/ Hawkwind
11/13/2016 The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH w/ Hawkwind
12/16/2016 Thursdays - Akron, OH w/ Nights
12/17/2016 Happy Dog - Cleveland, OH More...

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Tombs Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit and recent Metal Blade Records signee Tombs will kick off a U.S. headlining tour with black metal legion Wolvhammer next week.

Set to commence November 7th in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and run through November 26th in Dayton, Ohio, the fifteen-date run includes a special performance on November 12th at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, Texas where the band will perform at the official Superjoint record release party. See all confirmed dates below.

11/07/2016 Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
11/08/2016 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
11/09/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
11/10/2016 Rudyards - Houston, TX
11/11/2016 Barracuda - Austin, TX
11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX * Superjoint Record Release Show
11/13/2016 Korova - downstairs - San Antonio, TX
11/15/2016 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
11/16/2016 Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ
11/17/2016 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
11/18/2016 The Merrow - San Diego, CA
11/20/2016 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
11/22/2016 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
11/25/2016 Kumas Corner - Indianapolis, IN
11/26/2016 Rockstar Pro Arena - Dayton, OH More...

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Eight Sins Releases "Ten Years" Video

Following the "Vultures" lyric video released a few weeks back, French outfit Eight Sins just premiered a brand new official music video for "Ten Years."

This new clip, available below, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band and will be featured on upcoming album "Serpents," due out on CD and digital formats on November 21st, 2016.

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Khonsu Streaming "The Observatory"

Khonsu just released a second single from upcoming album "The Xun Protectorate." Check out "The Observatory" below. The band also comments:

"'The Observatory' is quite a different track than the last, and with this we introduce the clean vocalist on the album, Rune Folgerø from Manes live and Atrox. Guitar solo by Arnt "Obsidian C." from Keep of Kalessin. It's an unusual track so we are curious what you think of it. Feel free to comment below, and share."

New album "The Xun Protectorate" is due out November 18th and you can hear previously released song "A Jhator Ascension" right here.

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Dawnbringer Releasing "XX"

Today, Ektro Records sets December 23rd as the international release date for Dawnbringer's "XX" on CD and 12" vinyl formats. Like many funerals, Dawnbringer's "XX" is sudden, solemn, and brief, a dreamlike twist of old faces, bizarre incantations, and false comforts. It meditates on the nature of death and the infinity of grief, as well as the visceral climax of a closed box being lowered into the ground forever.

Regarding Dawnbringer’s future, bandleader Chris Black managed to say this: "Clues are more interesting than explanations. Too bad subtlety is out of style. But that has always been Dawnbringer’s comfort zone. It’s great that [2010’s] Nucleus turned out to be so popular, but I had a strange feeling at the time that something had malfunctioned. I’m glad we’ve been able to deflect that sensation back toward the audience in the meantime. For now, if confusion will be our epitaph, I gratefully accept."

1. Why Would You Leave Me
2. Into The Maze
3. North By North
4. Earth
5. The End Of The Beginning More...

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The Unknown Releases New Video

Iranian post metal band The Unknown today releases a first official video clip for new song "Meanwhile In Our World" - check it out below.

The clip was directed by Farzad Yaghobi and produced by AliReza Marjoyi and is about the misery, war, terror, and madness all over our world.

"Meanwhile In Our World" also presents for the first time the band's international line-up: Aria Moghaddam from Iran (vocals, guitars and keys), Kevin Pribulsky from USA (drums and keys), Arash Babakan from Iran (bass), Anaé Lrnt from France (female voice). More...

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Sound Storm Posts "The Dragonfly" Video

Sound Storm - in collaboration with Rockshots Records, Stageblast Entertainment and Spazio Rock - presents the pilot episode of the web tv series "Vertigo," based on the band's new album.

Check out opening video "The Dragonfly" below, which is also the first single off the album. This series of clipls is being realized by Grey Ladder in association with DImago Cine Stuff and directed by Taiyo Yamanouchi.

"Vertigo" is Sound Storm's third album, engineered by Joost Van Den Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities. Due for release December 2nd, you can pre-order your copy from Rockshots Records right here. More...

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Nekrokraft Releasing "Will O' Wisp"

"Will o' Wisp" is the first full-length progeny created by blackened thrash metal group Nekrokraft. The album holds a brutal yet melodic aura and contains seven occult hymns being officially releasaed upon the world on the 7th of November.

The album was mixed by Joona Hassinen in Studio Underjord, mastered by Tore Stjerna in Necromorbus Studio, and features artwork made by Mattias Frisk. You can stream all the tracks below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Ov Hell 02:26
2. Will o' Wisp 02:55
3. Worship 03:25
4. Hellfire 03:22
5. Forest Lurker 04:26
6. Armageddon Unleashed 03:05
7. Succubus 03:47 More...

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De La Tierra Releasing New Album

Latin American metal group De La Tierra has announced plans to release second studio album, "II," on November 18th via Sony Music Latin. Fans can now pre-order the record right here.

De La Tierra is comprised of some of Latin America’s most talented metal musicians, including Brazilian guitarist Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Argentine singer/guitarist Andres Gimenez (A.N.I.M.A.L.), Argentine bassist Sr. Flavio (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) and Cuban/Mexican drummer Alex Gonzalez (Maná).

Today, De La Tierra releases the upcoming record’s first new song, “Puro,” which can be streamed below. More...

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Body Stuff Streaming New EP

Body Stuff's new EP, "Body Stuff 2," is out today on The Path Less Traveled Records. The release was composed in a house on a lake in Maine, and recorded and mixed in Brooklyn, New York, with the help of Ryan Jones (Mutilation Rites).

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, all six tracks are now online for streaming as the EP sees official release today (November 4th). The full track listing is as follows:

1. Ice 03:58
2. World of Men 01:37
3. Witness 02:38
4. Cabin Song 02:53
5. Coward Song 03:00
6. Last Dance 03:32 More...

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Demise Of The Crown Posts "Black Rain" Video

Brandish your weapons and bare your teeth in the battle for new world order with Montreal’s power metal quintet Demise Of The Crown. Today the band unleashes a new music video for "Black Rain," directed by Carlos Guerra - check it out below.

The new single is mixed and mastered by Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy at The Grid and follows the band's debut self-titled album released this past March. You can hear the full album at Bandcamp here.

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Malacoda Releases "Penny Dreadful" Video

Set to release new EP "Ritualis Aeterna" on December 2nd, Canadian horror inspired symphonic power metallers Malacoda just unleashed a new music video for first single "Penny Dreadful."

The clip was directed, produced and edited by The Laundry Design Works and can be seen below. "Penny Dreadful" was inspired by the since canceled Showtime TV show of the same name.

The song explores the themes of the show, with each section carrying a different character's personal struggles. Just as the Showtime opus paid homage to horror's roots, the band's music video pays respects to classic horror films, using only practical effects to achieve everything from the dark corruption of the blood in the veins of the possessed woman, to the sped up and jerky motions the band members display as the song crescendos.

Malacoda comments: "The 'Penny Dreadful' video is something the band has wanted to do for a long time. Being involved with everything from the script, storyboard and even the production of the story scenes was great and let us guide where we wanted the video to go. Our upcoming ep release is a healthy dosage of things to come, we are just merely dipping our toes into a murky pool filled with horror and grandiosity and we hope our listeners take the plunge with us as we dive deeper into these darker areas." More...

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In Flames Posts "Save Me"

The new In Flames album "Battles" is only one week away from invading your ears and today, the Swedish metal institution releases another appetizer. Check out a new song titled "Save Me" below.

Produced by Grammy award winner Howard Benson, "Battles" will drop on November 11th via Nuclear Blast.

Following the release of "Battles," In Flames will be performing a string of dates in the U.K. alongside Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed. Tour routing is as follows:

January 10 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
January 12 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
January 13 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Genting Arena
January 15 – Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Arena
January 16 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
January 18 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
January 19 – Cardiff, Wales, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
January 21 – London, UK @ Peninsula Square O2 Arena
January 22 – London, UK @ Peninsula Square O2 Arena More...

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Inire Streaming "Crash"

Aylmer, QC's heavy hitting, northern riffing groove demons from Inire just premiereed a second single titled "Crash" and taken off their upcoming album "Cauchemar," due out on November 18th.

The 13 track album was produced by drummer Chris Bonavia and continues the band's reputation of delivering energetic anthems that have garnered them a loyal following in the Ontario and Quebec scenes. -

In additional news, Inire will be local opening support for Sebastian Bach's tour stop in Ottawa on November 24th at Barrymore's. Catch these upcoming Inire tour dates:

Nov 21 - Quebec City, QC - L'Anti Bar
Nov 24 - Ottawa, ON - Barrymore's
Nov 25 - Toronto, ON - Bovine Sex Club
Nov 26 - London, ON - The Grinning Gator
Dec 10 - Gatineau, QC - Le Minotaure More...

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Christ Agony Streaming "Seal Ov The Black Flame"

Polish black metal group Christ Agony is set to release new album "Legacy" on November 18th via Witching Hour Productions. The band has now unleashed the first track "Seal Ov The Black Flame," which can be heard below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Conjuration
2. Sigillum Diaboli
3. Seal Ov The Black Flame
4. Black Blood Ov The Universe
5. Devil Worship
6. Coronation
7. Legacy Ov Sin & Blood More...

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Power Trip Gears Up For Tour, Finishes New Album

Following a recent tour with Madball, and performances at Mexico's Off Limits Festival and Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest, Power Trip now prepares to head back out on the road next week.

The band will be joining the likes of Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, and Abnormality for a mid to late November tour. Dates are available below.

Additionally, Power Trip has completed the full-length follow-up to 2013's "Manifest Decimation" LP, and is preparing to assault the masses with "Nightmare Logic" in early 2017, once again coming through Southern Lord. Stand by for more info on the upcoming album in the coming days. More...

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Furia Streaming Full New Album

Poland’s Furia will release fifth full-length album "Ksiezyc milczy luty" on the 14 of November 2016 through Pagan Records. The album is now available to stream in its entirety below.

Once again recording took place at Czysciec Studio, while mixing duties were fulfilled by the band’s vocalist/guitarist Nihil and mastering by Bartlomiej Kuzniak at Studio 333. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Za cma, w dym
2. Cialo
3. Tam jest tu
4. Grzej
5. Zabieraj lapska
6. Zwykle czary wieja More...

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Dysrhythmia Announces Release Show, Festival Stop

NYC-based instrumental trio Dysrhythmia this week announces impending participation in The Covenant Festival Montreal 2017, as the band also prepares to play a hometown release show for "The Veil Of Control" this weekend.

Dysrhythmia will celebrate the Profound Lore release of seventh album, "The Veil Of Control," in the band's hometown of Brooklyn, New York this Saturday, November 5th. The gala goes down at Saint Vitus Bar, with support to be provided by Multicult and Cleric.

This week's issue of The Village Voice praisesL "The album continues the group's technical sound: Hufnagel riffs on a twelve-string guitar, and the trio embraces dissonance in its tempo and key changes. If anything, Veil is a little more ambient than their previous releases, but with their jazz influences and precise synchronicity, Dysrhythmia are hardly about to fade into the background."

11/05/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Multicult, Cleric
4/13-15/2017 La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC @ The Covenan More...

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LT Rhapsody Streams Live Version Of "Rosenkreuz"

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted a new live version of "Rosenkruez." The song will appear on the upcoming release entitled "Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live." The package will include the re-release of "Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus," the first studio album in music history to be remixed in Dolby Atmos. The release is expected to drop on December 9th via Nuclear Blast.

Renowned producer/mixing engineer Chris Heil (David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Scorpions) took the band's latest studio album and mixed the entire masterpiece in Dolby Atmos - the mindblowing result will be submitted for the 2017 Grammy nominations.

The full track listing for the release is:

Blu-ray – "Prometheus – The Dolby Atmos Experience" (Audio Blu-ray!):

01. Nova Genesis (Ad Splendorem Angeli Triumphantis)
02. Il Cigno Nero
03. Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)
04. Anahata
05. Il Tempo Degli Dei
06. One Ring To Rule Them All
07. Notturno
08. Prometheus
09. King Solomon And The 72 Names Of God
10. Yggdrasil
11. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer’s Fall Part II: Codex Nemesis More...

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Windshades Posts Details Of Debut EP

Italy's Windshades will issue the debut EP "Crucified Dreams" as a digital release only on November 18th in collaboration with Atomic Stuff Promotion. The EP will be available on iTunes, Spotify and all the major download platforms.

“Crucified Dreams” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Atomic Stuff Recording Studio (Isorella, Brescia, Italy) by producer Oscar Burato. The track list is as follows:

1. Metafora
2. Resurrection
3. Crucified Dreams More...

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Maladie Releases Preview For New EP "Symptoms"

After issuing the albums "Plaque Within" and "Still," German extreme metal act Maladie is unveiling the first ever EP on December 2nd, 2016. But “Symptoms” is not trying to shorten the incubation period. Instead, the plague continues to blaze a complex trail. Check out the teaser below to gain insight.

Different. A seemingly simple attribute, that gets new depths with every single release of Maladie. The EP “… symptoms…” reveals a further facet of differentness. Its running-time of nearly 42 minutes and the fact that there’s only one song on it don’t really correlate with the expectations on this format. The contained song “Divinitas – A Journey” also crushes conventions with its combination of unleashed extreme metal fury, mellow passages with pianos, saxophones, oboes and strings as well as polyphonic vocals and choirs. Their musical journey never unveils the next step to the listener which is perfectly shown on the atmospheric artwork (once again created by Remy of Headsplit Design). Maladie are different..."

Check out the teaser here: More...

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Crimson Day Issues New Single, Video Clip

Finnish power thrashers Crimson Day has returned with a new single and video clip entitled "My Last Rites." The song will appear on the as of yet untitled sophomore album and follow up to the 2015 debut full length "Order of the Shadows."

Check out the clip here:

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Nightmare Issues "Serpentine" Music Video

French metal group Nightmare - featuring new vocalist Maggy Luyten - released the new song "Serpentine" as a video clip available in the player below. The song is the second single from the new album "Dead Sun," which will be issued on November 25th via AFM Records.

"Dead Sun" was produced and mixed by Joost Van Den Broek at Sandlane Studios in The Netherlands, and recorded at Noise Factory Studio in Belgium with Gerald Jans behind the desk.

The track list for "Dead Sun" is:

1. Infected
2. Of Sleepless mind
3. Tangled In The Roots
4. Red Marble & Gold
5. Ikarus (see music video here)
6. Indifference
7. Dead Sun
8. Seeds Of Agony
9. Inner Sanctum
10. Serpentine
11. Starry Skies Gone Black

Check out "Serpentine" here: More...

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Sorrowful Land: Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Ukrainian atmospheric doom-death metal outfit Sorrowful Land premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Of Ruins…", which will be out in stores On November 7, 2016 through Solitude Productions.

Check out now "Of Ruins…" in its entirety below.

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Volbeat Premieres "Rocky" Inspired Music Video

Volbeat premieres a new "Rocky" inspired music video for "Seal The Deal", taken from the band's latest album "Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie", out in stores now via Vertigo/Capitol, a division of Universal Music.

Check out now "Seal The Deal" below.

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