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Metal News for November 7, 2016

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Unearthing The Extreme Metal Underground

Holy crap, more than one Unearthing column is arriving in a single year? It's not an early Christmas present, we're just back on the indie train bringing you the best of the best from the metal underground. Shifting gears heavily from the last look at progressive bands in October, today we're going to cover some of the most extreme groups around in the death and black metal realms.

Dyscarnate

After releasing a demo and an EP back in the group's early years, the extremely bludgeoning U.K. group Dyscarnate first came to our attention in 2009 by signing to Siege Of Amida Records. That partnership would see the release of the bulk of Dyscarnate's existing catalog: “Enduring The Massacre” in 2010 followed by “And So It Came To Pass” in 2012.

Sadly, the band was dormant on the release front for several years afterword, eventually parting ways with vocalist Henry Yates and recruiting new member Al Llewellyn in late 2015. The fruits of that collaboration are finally on the horizon as Dyscarnate is now appropriately signed on Unique Leader – a label specifically known for devastating technical death metal.

A third full-length album is coming in 2017 and we can't wait to hear it, but for now you can check out previous album “And So It Came To Pass" here:

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Spiritus Mortis Posts Full Album

Finland's Spiritus Mortis is back with a vengeance and today the entirety of new album, "The Year is One," has come online. The album is set for international release on November 11th via Svart Records.

Seven years have passed since Spiritus Mortis' previous offering, "The God Behind The God," also the band's first featuring ex-Reverend Bizarre vocalist Albert Witchfinder. Now on a fourth album, "The Year Is One" is a mirror to your childhood's occult fantasies. More...

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Super Dungeon Bros Free On Xbox One

The heavy metal-themed co-op game "Super Dungeon Bros" is free right now and throughout the month for Xbox One players with a Gold subscription. Check out a trailer below.

Embark on a quest from the gods of rock with heavy metal heroes Axl, Lars, Freddie and Ozzie in Super Dungeon Bros, a fast paced, action focused, rock themed dungeon brawler! Play on your own or with up to 4 friends in couch or online co-op as you raid the deepest dungeons of Rökheim in search of epic loot, hordes of evil undead and the legends of long lost fabled rock stars!

Wield wicked weapons with devastating destruction or exploit the punishing puzzles and terrifying traps that will slice and dice foes and bros alike. Fling your friends onto far off ledges and distant trap triggers, hurl your bros at advancing attackers or unleash your tag team tactics with the ultimate bro-op offensive! If really you’re up for the challenge, test your heavy metal in the deadly daily dungeon or master the way of the wicked weekly dungeon and climb to the peak of the global leaderboards. Just remember, always put your BrosB4Foes!
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Mechanical God Creation Posts Live Footage

On October 29th, Italian death metal group Mechanical God Creation played a 10th anniversary show in Milan. Video footage from the show has now been posted online: check out the band performing "Shadows Falling" and Overlord" below.

Mechanical God Creation will next play at Titanfest on November 19th in London, sharing the stage with Onslaught, Oliver/Dawson Saxon, Hell, Skyclad, Anihilated, Nightlord, Beholder, Hysterica, Huron, Weapon Furnaze, Dethonator and more. More...

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WFAHM Accuses Attila Of Stealing Song

The new Attila album "Chaos" is here, and War From A Harlots Mouth isn't too pleased about it, accusing the band of blatantly lifting a segment from the track "If You Want To Blame Us For Something Wrong, Please Abuse This Song."

War From A Harlots Mouth comments: "The undoubtedly most mentally challenged band on planet earth, Attila, blatantly ripped us off. Not that I'm surprised that these imbeciles can't write music of their own, but unfortunately for them, they picked one of our most widely known songs: 'If You Want to Blame Us...' Losers."

The two songs in question can be heard below, and while there are major differences, there is one segment in particular between the two songs that is intensely similar. What do you think - coincidence due to musical similarities, or blatant rip-off? More...

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Survive Announces "Human Misery" Tour

Tokyo, Jppan based thrash group Survive just announced a new tour taking place in support of latest album "Human Misery." The tour kicks off on December 9th in Kobe and runs through early 2017.

Comments the band: "We're excited for this tour and cannot wait to come to your town to play some asskicking thrash! Get ready and see you soon!" More...

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Degraey Streaming Full New Album

Spanish post-metal group Degraey, featuring former members of Carontte, today shares a full stream of debut full-length album “Chrysalis” just two days before its official release this Wednesday, November 9th.

Produced by Pablo Pulido at Estudio Uno in Madrid, “Chrysalis” can be heard in its entirety below. Taking in influences from post-rock, post-metal, shoegaze and doom, the album flows between emotional extremes, imaginatively contrasting deep, poignant atmospheres against gritty and heavy riffs. More...

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Serpentine Dominion Celebrates Chart Positions

After recently releasing self-titled debut, Serpentine Dominion - featuring Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage), George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), and Shannon Lucas (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder) - has now landed on the North American charts. See below for positions by territory:

Canada
#30 Metal Charts
#105 Top Digital Albums
#195 Top 200

USA
#5 Top New Artist Albums
#13 Current Hard Music Albums
#35 Top Current Rock Albums
#24 Record Label Independent Current Albums
#113 Top Current Albums More...

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Esperoza Posts "Unknown Summons" Video

Esperoza has now released new album "Aum Corrupted," which was recorded at Temporal Displacement Records, mixed/mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptorpsy) and released via WormHoleDeath.

Check out an official music video for album track "Unknown Summons" below. "Aum Corrupted" is the follow-up to this Moldavian band's 2014 self-titled release. You can stream the whole album or grab your own copy right here.

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Metal & Beer Fest Announced

On Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd - 23rd, 2017, Decibel Magazine is bringing the loudest, heaviest two-day craft beer festival in the world to The Fillmore Philadelphia: the first annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, presented by Unibroue. Ticket info is available here.

For nearly a decade, Decibel has fostered the brotherhood between the craft beer and metal worlds with the monthly "Brewtal Truth" column written Adem Tepedelen. Now, the two worlds will be united in one glorious weekend of extreme sound and suds in Philadelphia.

Headliners include grindcore brutalizers Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Saturday) and reunited stoner doom legends Sleep (Sunday) with Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Immolation, Panopticon, Withered, Khemmis, Krieg, Crypt Sermon, Falls of Rauros and Cemetery Piss rounding out a devastating weekend of intoxicated metal mayhem.

A host of craft breweries in the U.S. will also be taking part: TRVE (CO), Hammerheart (MN), Holy Mountain (WA), Burial (NC), Atlas (DC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Neshaminy Creek (PA), Burnt Hickory (GA), Hydra (SD), Tired Hands (PA), Champion (VA), Three Weavers (CA), 18th Street (IN) and Cigar City (FL). More...

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Quor Announces Tour Dates / Abduction Points

San Diego-based metal act Quor is now departing the band's home territory excited and confident of enticing aliens' attention and being abducted. "Being abducted is my destiny," singer Brian Corn recently stated.

"The traditional means of time space travel are antiquated and nearly impossible to obtain by common man," G Jonez interjects.

Quor has planned an extremely precise route using a time machine to safely transport through eight researched and strategic abduction points throughout the belly of the United States. Touring will take place through Southern New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and a last resort abduction point of San Diego, CA.

"Based on 4 tours worth of research, we know it significantly strengthens Quor's chances of being abducted if we have a gift to offer the aliens," reaffirmed Smitty. In the weeks prior to this tour Quorrecorded a new and evolved single with established and proven producer Chris Baseford (Zombie, Nickleback, Shinedown). The earthly release date of the new song is set for early 2017. More...

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Dischordia Streaming "The Ruin"

Following recent streams of "The Road" and previous track "The Curator," Oklahoma City based progressive death metal trio Dischordia still has a few weeks to go before second full-length album "Thanatopsis" drops.

The album is now officially due out on Friday, November 25th through Rogue Records America. In the interim, the band today releases blistering new track "The Ruin." Check it out below. Pre-orders for "Thanatopsis" are online here and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Thanatopsis I: The River
2. Thanatopsis II: The Road
3. Thanatopsis III: The Ruin
4. The Curator
5. 22°
6. An Unlikely Story
7. Bone Hive
8. Madness
9. The Traveler More...

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Tear Out The Heart Announces Support Tour

Tear Out The Heart will perform as direct support for Blood On The Dance Floor beginning November 27th outside Chicago in Elgin, IL. The tour circles through the Midwest and East Coast before wrapping up December 16th in Dallas. Additional support acts includes Justin Symbol, Sheevaa and Vanity Strikes.

Vocalist Tyler Konersman from Tear Out The Heart offers this update: "We are taking a little break from writing our new album to hit the road at the end of the month with Blood On The Dance Floor for their final tour. We're excited to play to our fans across the country on this unique package. This is a great tour for all fans of heavy music, and we can’t wait to see everyone out on the floor."

This will be Tear Out The Heart's final run in support of last year’s release, "Dead, Everywhere." A full list of upcoming tour dates is available below. More...

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Seputus Posts Full Album

Seputus (featuring members of Pyrrhon) just released the "Man Does Not Give" album last month, and now all the tracks have come online for streaming. Listen in below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. The Fist That Makes Flesh
2. Downhill Battle
3. Soft Palates Rasp
4. Desperate Reach
5. Top Of The Food Chain
6. Two Great Pale Zeroes
7. Vestigial Tail
8. Attrition Tactics
9. Haruspex Retirement Speech
10. A Perfect Gentleman
11. Wetwork Hangover
12. No Mind Will Enshrine Your Name More...

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Deteriorot Re-Releasing "In Ancient Beliefs"

U.S. death metal group Detiorort will see classic 2001 debut album "In Ancient Beliefs" re-issued on CD format through Xtreem Music this coming November 20th with remastered sound and new cover artwork by Juanjo Castellano.

01. In Ancient Beliefs
02. Unholy Return
03. The Afterlife
04. Fallen Misery
05. Spiritual Evocation
06. Endless Hauntings Of Demons And Despair
07. Eternal Darkness
08. Manifested Apparitions Of Unholy Spirits
09. Ritual Ceremonies Of Blasphemous Horror
10. Vile More...

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Flidais Relesaing "Kazador" Album

Galloping power metal will never die and Flidais (pronounced fluh-dye-iss) from Ontario, Canada, is a testament to that.

Comprised of Calvin Warren on bass/vocals, Josh Tredenick and Jordan Litt on guitars, and Chris Darmanin on drums, Flidais plays power metal with a progressive touch, seamlessly transitioning through song segments with deft ease and execution, all while the powerful vocal performance scales impressive heights.

Full-length album "Kazador" will be released on the 2nd of December 2016, with advance track "Pinnacle" available below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Traffic
2. Pinnacle
3. High Stakes
4. Hunter
5. Resolve
6. Missing More...

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Bearstorm Streaming "Cryptobiotic Filth Destroyer"

Following last year's "Americanus" record, Bearstorm is returning with "Biophobia," due out December 9th, 2016.

Bearstorm formed in 2008 by metal heads with backgrounds in classical and jazz performance as well as country and old time music. The goal has always been to push outwards on the normal limits of writing, performing, and storytelling.

Check out new single "Cryptobiotic Filth Destroyer" below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn Chorus
2. Biophobia
3. Cravers of a Second Birth
4. Agaric Catechism
5. Cryptobiotic Filth Destroyer More...

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Nordheim Unveils "Rapthor" Cover

Nordheim is gearing up to release a new album to follow 2013's booze-soaked adventure "Refill." The cover artwork can be seen below, with the band simply commenting: "'Rapthor' album, out in 2017. Beer, boobs, bacon, dragons and dinosaurs. Roll your initiative!"

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Karg Streams Full New Album

Today the black metal iconoclasts from Karg stream the entirety of fifth album, "Weltenasche," which is set for international release on November 14th via Art of Propaganda.

For a decade now, this Austrian entity has been crafting awe-inspiring, ambient 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. More...

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Forgotten Tomb Lining Up Tour With Caronte

The Italian black/doom metal heavyweights from Forgotten Tomb are soon to celebrate their 18th year of existence with 9 albums under their belts and will hit the road along with the ritualistic doom mongers Caronte between April and May 2017.

Both bands will be presenting their brand new albums that will be released next year. The tour will be handled by Daemon Star Agency and dates / venues are still being confirmed.

The upcoming tour will be Forgotten Tomb's first after the successful "European Upheaval" tour with Nocturnal Depression, which took place late 2015 - the same year which saw the release of latest installment, "Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love." Stay tuned for full details. More...

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Diabol Boruta Streams New Song "W Moim Ogrodecku"

Polish folk metal act Diabol Boruta is streaming another new song. Check out "W Moim Ogrodecku" in the player below. The song appears on the new release "Widziadla," which drops on November 11th via Pure Underground Records (a division of Pure Steel Records).

The track list for the album is:

1. Nim Zawieje Wiatr
2. Wietrznik (song streaming here)
3. Marzanna - Smiercicha
4. Nim Pierwsza Gwiazda Wzesla
5. Rusalka
6. Bledne Ogniki
7. Wyjce
8. Jarmark Widziadel
9. Sobotki
10. W Moim Ogrodecku
11. The Winder
12. Kupala Night

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Vulgar Devils Streams New Single "Devil Love"

Ohio's Vulgar Devils is streaming the new song "Devil Love." The song is the opening track from the upcoming debut album "Temptress Of The Dark." The album drops via Pure Rock Records, a division of Pure Steel Records, on December 2nd.

Vulgar Devils is the alter ego of Dave Overkill, who is well known as the mastermind of Destructor. In contrast to his main band, Vulgar Devils plays hard rock with a sound akin to Rose Tattoo and similar act.

The track list and album artwork are shown below:

1. Devil Love
2. Come And Get It
3. For The Kill
4. Forget About Tomorrow
5. Worlds End
6. Slump Buster
7. Temptress Of The Dark
8. Vulgar Devils

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Scarlet Aura Issues "My Worst Nightmare" Video

Romanian melodic rock act Scarlet Aura released a video clip for "My Own Nightmare." The song appears on the band's latest album "Falling Sky," issued last month via Pure Rock Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Ex-Icarus Witch Members Launch Habitual Sins

Habitual Sins - featuring ex-Icarus Witch vocalist Matthew Bizilia and guitarist Steve Pollick - signed on with Pure Steel Records for the upcoming debut album "Personal Demons." The album is expected to drop in the first quarter of 2017. More details on the album are expected soon.

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Barbarian Swords To Release New Album "Worms"

Spain's blackened doom metal act Barbarian Swords will release the new album "Worms" on January 17th as a 2LP from Cimmerian Shade Recordings. The album will also be issued on November 11th as a limited CD (500 copies) from Satanath Records. The new song "Total Nihilism" can be heard streaming in the player below.

Barbarian Swords has bravely merged black metal with doom metal and the result is astounding. There's the palpable malice of the former with the paced out crawl of the latter - it's the best of both worlds and it doesn't happen too often with these styles. To make things better, there's a war-like imagery, ferocious onslaughts alternated with ponderous stompings. For fans of Celtic Frost, Triptykon, Hooded Menace, Xasthur, Swampcult, Cianide and Bolt Thrower, this is as unique as it can get.

The track listing for he album is:

1. I'm Your Demise
2. Outcast Warlords
3. Pure Demonology
4. Christian Worms
5. Total Nihilism
6. The Last Virgin on the Earth, Sodomized
7. Carnivorous Pussy
8. Reqiuem
9. Ultrasado Bloodbath More...

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Aktaion Issues "Walrus March" Video Clip

Swedish metallers Aktaion released a video clip for the song "Walrus March." The song is the title track from the band's latest album "The Parade of Nature," which was issued back in July.

Check out the clip here:

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Bound By Fate Is "Strung Out-Strung Up"

Cleveland groove act Bound By Fate issued a new video clip for the song "Strung Out-Strung Up." The song appears on the sophomore album "Steadfast," which was originally released independently, but which will be available through Sliptrick Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Anal Trump Streaming "That Makes Me Smart!"

San Diego grindcore outfit Anal Trump - featuring Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation on vocals - debuts the full-album stream of the band's new album "That Makes Me Smart!", out now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "That Makes Me Smart!" in its entirety below.

The colorful song titles are as follows: More...

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Bullet For My Valentine Premieres New Song & Video

Bullet For My Valentine premieres a new song and music video entitled "Don’t Need You", out now as digital single via Spinefarm Records / Search & Destroy. The video was directed by Ville Juurikkala.

Check out now "Don’t Need You" below.

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