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Metal News for February 19, 2016

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39 news articles posted on this day.

Droids Attack Streaming Full Album

February 26th, 2016 will see the release of "Sci-Fi or Die," the 4th full length offering from Droids Attack. You can stream the entire album in advance today, however - listen in below! The full track listing is as follows:

1. Die Glocke
2. New Plague
3. Clawhammer Suicide
4. Brahma Astra
5. Mashenomak
6. Mashenomak Strikes Again
7. The Maze
8. Rebirth
9. The Annunaki
10. Enoch More...

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Entheos Releasing "The Infinite Nothing"

Entheos - featuring Chaney Crabb [vocals], Malcolm Pugh [guitar], Evan Brewer [bass], and Navene Koperweis [drums] - will release "The Infinite Nothing" this coming April 1st, 2016 on Artery Recordings. Pre-orders are up now here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Perpetual Miscalculations
2. New Light
3. The Infinite Nothing
4. Terminal Stages of Nostalgia
5. An Ever-Expanding Human
6. Bad Chemicals
7. Mind Alone
8. Neural Damage More...

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Metallica Re-Issuing Two Early Album

Metallica today announced that the band will reissue "Kill 'Em All" and "Ride The Lightning" on April 15th.

Both albums have been remastered for advanced sound quality and will be available in three formats - CD, vinyl, and a deluxe box set. Both deluxe box sets include original source material from the band's personal collection with many never before heard or seen recordings, along with a book including rare photos and essays.

The deluxe numbered box set of "Kill 'Em All" includes four vinyl records, five CDs, one DVD, a deluxe book including rare photos and a patch. The deluxe numbered box set of "Ride the Lightning" includes four vinyl records, six CDs, one DVD, a deluxe book including more of those unseen photos, a mini-book of lyrics handwritten by James Hetfield, and a set of three posters.

Check out this location for the full package details and track listing. All six new items will also be available at your local record store on Friday, April 15th, just in time for Record Store Day. More...

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Almanac Posts "Tsar" Webisode

Almanac, the new band from Victor Smolski, will release debut record "Tsar" on March 18th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band premieres a brief webisode talking about the musical direction, sound and style of the album.

Check out this new teaser clip below, while a full music video for the track "Self Blinded Eyes" can also be seen at this location.

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Criminal Posts Making-Of Video

The Anglo-Chilean thrashers from Criminal have announced their new album, "Fear Itself," is due for a worldwide release on March 11th via Metal Blade Records. Today, Criminal has launched a making-of video for "Fear Itself," which can be viewed below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Down Driven
3. False Flag Attack
4. Shock Doctrine
5. The Needle and Knife
6. Scream of Consciousness
7. Summoning the Apocalypse
8. The One Who Speaks at Night
9. Animals to Gods
10. Deep in the Rot
11. Wasted Youth
12. Carne Molida More...

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Necronomicon Streams "I (Bringer Of Light)"

Canadian extreme metal horde Necronomicon is streaming the second new track taken from forthcoming new album, "Advent of the Human God." The track, titled "I (Bringer of Light)" is streaming below.

Regarding the new track, vocalist/guitarist Rob the Witch comments, “The most blamed, the most hated and the most envied, the choice made at the crossed road to be at peace with darkness and glowing like a thousand suns. Pure and true.”

New album "Advent of the Human God" will be released in North America on March 25th (March 18th worldwide).

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Descent
2. Advent of the Human God
3. The Golden Gods
4. Okkultis Trinity
5. Unification of the Pillars [streaming here]
6. Crown of Thorns
7. The Fjord
8. Gaia
9. I (Bringer of Light)
10. Innocence and Wrath (Celtic Frost cover)
11. Alchemy Of The Avatar More...

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Echoes Of The Moon Releasing "Entropy"

Echoes of the Moon is an experimental black metal project led by Brock Tatich from Indiana. The music takes influences from many different styles including psychedelic rock, ambient music, and doom metal.

The newest album "Entropy" was recorded by Brock in November of 2014 through July of 2015. It is essentially one piece of music that is broken into eight songs that play seamlessly together and can be streamed below or picked up at Bandcamp here.

1. Entropy 09:07
2. Cognitive Dissonance 09:23
3. The Tower of Babel 14:01
4. Ideologue 06:53
5. Adaption 11:03
6. Acceptance 05:36
7. All is good 09:48
8. Find the Silence 05:53 More...

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Unbreakable Hatred Posts Guitar Playthrough

The Canadian tech death strategists from Unbreakable Hatred today unleash a shredding guitar playthrough video to the track "Unpredictable Brutality."

The tune, available below, comes by way of the band's crippling "Ruins" full-length released last Summer via Unique Leader Records. The full album is still online for streaming at this location.

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Machine Head Posts Making-Of Footage

The Bay Area metal titans from Machine Head got together in October 2015 and went into Trident Studios in California to record a new song called "Is There Anybody Out There?"

The band has now released the first making-of clip for the track, which can be seen below. Machine Head is currently on the road in Europe on a solo tour, with dates available here.

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Reckless Love Releasing "InVader"

Finland's merry metallers from Reckless Love will release their fourth studio album "InVader," on March 4th via Spinefarm Records. This is the follow-up to the colorful quartet's 2013 release "Spirit."

InVader features all new, original material, and sees the musicians exploring fresh sounds as well as delivering audience-pleasing signature party anthems. Pre-orders are up now at this locatoin.

"Our latest album 'InVader' sends a fresh breeze from Finland to all over the world in March 2016," explains drummer Hessu Maxx. "We took our time with this album and it was worth it. 'InVader' is our boldest and most versatile album so far. We recorded these killer songs, we found the sound and it's all there. There is nothing to add. We really nailed it this time. We are really looking forward to getting back on the road because that is where we belong. You're going to see and hear this merry metal four piece even stronger than before."

1. We Are the Weekend
2. Hands
3. Monster
4. Child of the Sun
5. Bullettime
6. Scandinavian Girls
7. Pretty Boy Swagger
8. Rock It
9. Destiny
10. Let's Get Cracking
11. Keep It Up All Night (UK Bonus Track) More...

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Ensiferum Releasing Greatest Hits Album

Spinefarm Records has announced details of the first compilation release of iconic pagan metal band Ensiferum. The collection "Two Decades of Greatest Sword Hits" due out April 1st, is a testimony of things past but definitely worth remembering. It is available for pre-order here.

The band comments: "Twenty years since the first notes were played in Ensiferum's first rehearsals. I doubt that 15-years old Markus Toivonen had any idea what he had just started and what kind of journey the band would begin that day. So much has happened in 20 years, but the cornerstones of our music - folk and metal - are still there and we will keep exploring this unholy combination until we die.

"We have always composed songs with lots of patience and hard self critisism but still wanted to have some blink in the corner of the eye and push our musical boundaries.This compilation gives the listener great chance to hear how the bandhas evolved during these years. Enjoy and folk on!" More...

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Ghost Bath Signs With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce the signing of depressive black metal sensation Ghost Bath. Originally only available on CD and LP in Europe, "Moonlover" is now available digitally worldwide with an exclusive bonus track.

"'Moonlover' is the first part of a trilogy of albums we plan to release," comments Ghost Bath mastermind, Nameless. "It encompasses the human experience and dwells within the minds of those who walk the earth. It deals with a longing for death and an eventual journey to realize the death instinct, Thanatos. A sort of numb sadness drenches this albums tracks; melancholy, tragedy, and despair all take hold of 'Moonlover' at any given moment. The bonus track, 'Ascension,' is a transitional point for the band. The title refers to a journey into the heavens, a hint to where the next installment of our album trilogy will go. We feel that it envelopes the sounds of 'Moonlover,' while also leading the listener to what will come next."

"The music video for 'Golden Number' was birthed from a short story written by myself," continues Nameless. "It is an introduction into the band as a whole, revealing the definition of GHOST BATH; the act of committing suicide by drowning. Symbolism can be found throughout the video ritual, mainly, the symbolic and literal death of oneself as an ultimate solution to the unrelenting anxieties and stressors of waking life."

01. The Sleeping Fields
02. Golden Number
03. Happyhouse
04. Beneath The Shade Tree
05. The Silver Flower Pt. 1
06. The Silver Flower Pt. 2
07. Death And The Maiden More...

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The Mountain Man Streaming "Bloodlust"

Vancouver is known for various sightings from the famous Ogopogo to the fabled Sasquatch and now is also home to The Mountain Man. This untamable metal force just debuted the title track to upcoming 2016 EP "Bloodlust," which can be heard below.

The EP is slated for release on March 25th, 2016 and pre-orders are up now at this location. Vocalist Parker comments on the track: “We're real excited for this record, it's been months and we finally get to unleash the beast. We're confident that there will be a song on here for everyone.”

1. Backhand of God
2. Bloodlust
3. Open Graves
4. The Great Decay
5. Ghost More...

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Immolation And Origin Supporting Marduk

New York-based death metal quartet Immolation, which is set to release a new studio album this summer, will be supporting legendary black metal band Marduk on the upcoming "Frontschwein: 2016 - Europe Part 4" tour.

Additional support will come from death shredders Origin and Greek thrashers Bio-Cancer. See Immolation live on these upcoming dates:

2016-05-03 Weinheim (Cafe Central) DE
2016-05-04 Zwickau (Seilerstraße) DE
2016-05-05 Arlon (L'Entrepot) BE
2016-05-06 Essen (Turock) DE
2016-05-07 Lille (Aeronef) FR
2016-05-08 London (Incineration Festival) GB
2016-05-09 Manchester (Sound Control) GB
2016-05-10 Glasgow (G2) GB
2016-05-11 Bristol (The Fleece) GB
2016-05-12 Arnheim (Luxorlive) NL
2016-05-13 Rotterdam (Baroeg) NL
2016-05-14 Arnstelveen (P60) NL
2016-05-16 Pratteln (Z7) CH
2016-05-17 Brescia (Circo Colony) IT
2016-05-18 Innsbruck (Hafen) AT
2016-05-19 Wien (Szene) AT
2016-05-20 Katowice (Mega Club) PL
2016-05-21 Warszawa (Progresja) PL More...

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Carnifex To Record New Album

California-based metal outfit Carnifex is set to enter Audiohammer Studuios in FL to begin recording a new album. The as-of-yet-untitled record will be produced by Carnifex and Mick Kenney, co-produced by Jason Sucof and mixed by Mark Lewis. A tentative summer release is expected.

"Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever," comments vocalist Scott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is."

Carnifex’s latest release, "Die Without Hope" (reviewed here), reached #98 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in March 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Butcher Babies Announces Headlining Shows

Following a run as direct support on the Cradle Of Filth North American tour, Butcher Babies has announced a headlining run in the states in support of new album "Take It Like A Man." Tickets for the upcoming shows are available here, and the upcoming dates are as follows:

3/10: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
3/11: Reading, PA @ Reverb
3/12: Halethorpe, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
3/13: Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
3/15: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
3/16: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live
3/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/20: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock More...

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Hemelbestormer Streaming Full Album

The mammoth new "Aether" album by Belgium's Hemelbestormer sees official release today via Debemur Morti Productions and can be streamed in full below. The track listing is as follows:

1. After Us The Flood 15:38
2. Starless 12:16
3. The Purging 12:34
4. On Desolate Plains 19:07 More...

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Ithaqua Releasing New 7" EP

Following on from last year's cult "Initiation to Obscure Mysteries" demo, Greece's Ithaqua present a brand-new two-song 7" EP, "The Black Mass Sabbath Pulse."

Set to be released on Walpurgis Night (April 30th) by Iron Bonehead, "The Black Mass Sabbath Pulse" presents an even stronger and more confident vision from this unholy duo. The track listing is:

1. The Black Mass Sabbath Pulse
2. Walpurgis, The Flight of Spectral Witches More...

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NilExistence Releasing "Existence In Revelation"

Moravia, NY death metal group NilExistence will release debut album "Existence in Revelation" on March 25th. The album includes a 12-page booklet with artwork by Seth Siro Anton (Septicflesh), and was mixed/mastered at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) by the Wieslawski brothers in Poland.

Pre-orders are up now here and the track "Primordial Transgression" can be heard below. Drummer/vocalist Kyle Kratzer (ex-Disfigured Dead) had this to say about the album title and lyrical content:

"'Existence In Revelation' is based on the life experiences that have affected Dave Gruver (guitar/vocals) and myself during the writing period. The idea behind the title comes from how I personally felt when in the midst of a darker period.

"When one finds himself in a 'revelation' type state, they have a few choices in which to handle the new information or realization they discovered; they may take the newly aquired knowledge and expand upon their problem/life, take nothing from the experience and brush it off, or stay stuck in the revelation itself (which is the route explored on the album.)

"As if in a bubble, one neither acts nor fails to act upon the new knowlegde, but instead remains within the revelation (bubble). The lyrics are based upon what I saw and learned within this revelation." More...

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Adept Posts "Carry The Weight" Video

Adept just released a new music video taken off the upcoming "Sleepless" album - check out "Carry The Weight" below. Napalm Records comments:

"Is there a better or more beautiful reason for lack of a good night`s sleep than Adept? These Swedes have been around since 2004, and with their diverse brand of post hardcore / metalcore they've easily turned into Scandinavia's best known genre export - whilst also proving with their fourth full length Sleepless, that years of sweaty live shows and persistence have provided the ultimate fine-tuning!

"Adept is hosting a special listening party for 'Sleepless' today at 7:00 PM GMT (2:00 PM EST). This amazing event will see the band listening to the new record in its entirety while providing commentary for each track. The band will also host a Q&A session and exclusive party footage that will be shown on Adept's Periscope. To join in on the action be sure to follow @ADEPTONROAD on Periscope.

"The band has been working on 'Sleepless' for the past year and has now brought the album to life through the infamous Studio Fredman. With no need to feel ashamed of its catchiness, 'Sleepless' is still firmly rooted in HC credibility and raw fever!" More...

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SymbolicDivine Posts "Our Sacrament" Video

Canadian outfit SymbolicDivine - the project of Tyler Archeia Aurora - just released a brand new music video for "Our Sacrament." More info on SymbolicDivine is available at Facebook here.

The video is taken from SymbolicDivine's upcoming album that will be released later this year and was directed by Brendan Petersen of Darkslide Pictures. Check it out below.

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Fleshgore Streaming Full New Album

"Denial Of The Scriptures" - the 5th album by ultra brutal death metal band Fleshgore - is out now via Xtreem Music and can be streamed online in full. The "Denial Of The Scriptures" track listing is as follows:

01. Talk to Me About God
02. Inception of Incursion
03. Stop the Possessor
04. Killing Relapse
05. Forgotten Knowledge
06. Bloody Hands of Aggressor
07. New Ordeal Comes Into the World
08. Numinosum
09. Denial of the Scriptures
10. Gorging on Mucus and Bile (Pyaemia cover) More...

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Morgue Supplier Releases Self-Titled Album

Members of Drug Honkey create something that's utterly vile, wicked and twisted beyond recognition with Morgue Supplier. The band's new self-titled album is out now and can be picked up at Bandcamp or streamed below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Heathen (The Throes Of Poison)
2. Cultic Rape
3. Moral Vacuity
4. Bringer Of The End (Executioner)
5. Mental Slum
6. End Of Self
7. Graveyard Filler
8. Rotting In An Alley
9. Massive Murder
10. Dead Room
11. Equipped To Obliterate
12. Destroying A Human
13. Restraints
14. Broken Gods More...

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Nucleus Streaming New Track "Cube"

Unspeakable Axe Records is set to release "Sentient," the otherworldly debut album from Chicago's Nucleus, on April 15th.

Drawing inspiration from outer limits of science fiction, Nucleus plays a twisted and bizarre strain of death metal in the vein of Atheist and under-appreciated, yet boundary-warping innovators such as Timeghoul and Demilich.

Lyrically, "Sentient" steers away from the usual death metal topics in favor of themes based on the headier dimensions of Isaac Asimov, Arthur Clarke, and Frank Herbert. Cover art for "Sentient" was painted by the Dan Seagrave and the track "Cube" can be heard below. More...

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A Perfect Day Reveals Album Details, Posts Video

Italian hard rock quartet A Perfect Day unveils today the track listing fro second studio album "The Deafening Silence," due to be released on March 18th, 2016 via Scarlet Records. The first single taken from "The Deafening Silence" is “In The Name Of God” and the video clip can be seen below.

1. Intro: The Silent Prayer
2. A New Dawn
3. My Lonely Island
4. The Age Of Innocence
5. In The Name of God
6. Before Your Eyes
7. The Deafening Silence
8. Angel
9. Mission: Annihilation
10. The Fooling Glass
11. Turning Back To You More...

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Sunn O))) Announces More Live Shows

Sunn O))) continues to confirm more upcoming live actions for 2016, over the past week announcing several more waves of international touring for the months ahead.

After Sunn O))) tours Australia in March, with shows in Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne, April sees the band touring though the Southern U.S. as part of Big Ears Fest in Knoxville on April 2nd, immediately followed by shows in Nashville, Athens, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Tampa through April 8th. Later in April, the band will travel to Austin to take part in Levitation 2016.

This week a new run of shows is confirmed for May, which sees the band performing throughout the Southwestern and West Coast states, with shows in Denver, Albuquerque, Tucson, Los Angeles, and Oakland, May 2nd through 7th. This tour is followed later in the month with the band's participation in Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina on May 21st. See a full list of dates below. More...

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Borknagar Comments On Reaction To New Album

"Winter Thrice" (reviewed here) the 10th studio album from Norway's very own progressive / epic black metal pioneers Borknagar is out now through Century Media Records.

In the United States, "Winter Thrice" hit # 17 on the Billboard Heatseekers and #15 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. In Germany the album reached #62, in Switzerland # 90, and in Finland #44. Guitarist Jens F. checked in with a comment regarding the release:

"The first feedback on 'Winter Thrice' has been completely mind blowing to us! Our dedicated fans have made so much fuzz that we even seem to attract some new listeners, resulting in listings on album charts in several countries. Even the video for the title song is being received in a way that has us debating if we should do another one!

"We are truly inspired to act on the response and have been working for a while to set up a tour, and here we go! 12 European gigs added to the summer festivals already makes this our busiest year since 1999, and we hope to add even more. We intend to adjust our plans according to the feedback we get, so make sure your voice is heard!" More...

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Demise Of The Crown Streams "Human Denial"

Montreal, QC's Demise Of The Crown is now streaming second single "Human Denial," taken from the band's upcoming debut self-titled album produced by Kevin Jardine (Uplift Studios, guitarist of Slaves On Dope) and mastered by Joao Carvalho (Protest The Hero, Alexisonfire, Rush).

The album is due out on March 4th and features this Canadian power metal band's strong melodic death metal and hard rock influences fused with epic choruses, classic high ranged vocal,s plus explosive guitar solos. Guitarist Manuel Iradian commetns:

"This track 'Human Denial' is one of the heavier songs on the album. The Limp Bizkit inspired intro riff was something I've been noodling around with, but never thought we would use, the rest of the song just unfolded from there. The lyrics have a lot of metaphors that hint at topics about revenge, torture, abuse and inhumanity. At the end there is a massive breakdown tempo change inspired by Pantera's 'This Love' and the guitar solo has a few country southern influences reminiscent of Dimebagl" More...

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Mortiis Comments On Return Of The Mask

Mortiis has issued a statement regarding his infamous mask, which made its return in a recent video clip. He comments:

"For years I've been stubbornly telling everyone who wanted me to revive the mask to get fucked, more or less. The idea of the mask just rotted away for me, and for a long time it was just this vile thing that I couldn't relate to. It was someone else, and everyone wanted me to go back to being someone else, so how do you think I'd react to that?

"I needed to go full circle. I suppose I had this sort of nihilistic view of the mask for a long time. It just lost all meaning to me. So I eventually worked my way through the disillusionment, hate, indifference and finally back into the reincarnated goodwill towards it.

"The return of the mask - at least for it to be part of the equation again - had to happen sooner or later. I guess I just needed to put a lot of stuff in its right place in my mind before I was ready to consider putting it back on. Let's face it, though, I'm a sucker for visual sh*t, so obviously the mask was bound to come back at some point. I just wasn't ready to admit it to myself until now, and certainly not to some entitled ass hat yelling that he wants it back." More...

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Mystic Prophecy Releases "War Brigade" Teaser

German power metal act Mystic Prophecy released a teaser clip for the new track/music video clip "Metal Brigade." The song appears on the upcoming new album "War Brigade," which is due out March 18th via Massacre Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Follow the Blind
2. Metal Brigade
3. Burning Out
4. The Crucifix
5. Pray for Hell
6. 10000 Miles
7. Good Day to Die
8. The Devil is Back
9. War Panzer
10. Fight for one Nation
11. War of Lies
12. Bonustrack*

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Hemotoxin Streams New Track "Transparent Eyes"

California progressive death/thrash act Hemotoxin is streaming the new track "Transparent Eyes." the song appears on the band's sophomore full length effort "Biological Enslavement," which will drop via Unspeakable Axe Records on April 15th.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Decadence
2. Regression
3. Minus Human
4. Not Of This World
5. Forgotten Faces
6. The Alchemist
7. Bleak Prognosis
8. A Journey Through Dreams
9. Transparent Eyes

Check out "Transparent Eyes" here: More...

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Spiritual Beggars Posts "Diamond Under Pressure"

Swedish vintage style hard rock act Spiritual Beggars released a lyric video for the new track "Diamond Under Pressure." The song appears on the ninth studio release "Sunrise To Sundown," which is set to drop March 18th in Europe and March 25th in North America via InsideOutMusic.

The full track listing is:

1. Sunrise To Sundown (song streaming here)
2. Diamond Under Pressure
3. What Doesn't Kill You
4. Hard Road
5. Still Hunter
6. No Man's Land
7. I Turn To Stone
8. Dark Light Child
9. Lonely Freedom
10. You've Been Fooled
11. Southern Star

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Bushwhacker To Issue "The False Dilemma"

Straight outta Vancouver, British Columbia, progressive death/black metal warriors Bushwhacker have announced the upcoming release of new album "The False Dilemma." The new track "Tower" is streaming on the band's Bandcamp page (and below) at this location.

Set for a March 5th release, "The False Dilemma" is a profound slab of heavy that drips of black and death metal whilst delving deep into the realms of psychedelia, which sees the quartet evolving into a darker, fine-tuned machine of cynicism.

The track list for the release is:

1. Tower (7:16)
2. Cheewhat Giant (1:07)
3. Dead Man's Waltz (7:28)
4. Shikadance (6:05)
5. The Return (5:23)
6. Perfection (6:05)
7. A Path (2:36)
8. Bushwhacker (4:42)
9. Golden Shell (4:55)

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InnerWish Posts "Needles In My Mind" Lyric Video

Greek melodic metal act InnerWish released a lyric video for the new track "Needles In My Mind." The song appears on the upcoming self-titled album, which will be available on CD, 2LP, cassette and digital on March 18th via Ulterium Records in Europe and North America. Bickee Music will issue the album in Japan on March 30th.

"InnerWish" was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Hammerfall) and mastered by Peter In De Betou (Arch Enemy, Opeth, Amon Amarth).

The track list for the album is as follows:

1. Roll The Dice
2. Broken
3. Modern Babylon
4. Machines Of Fear
5. Needles In My Mind
6. My World On Fire
7. Rain Of A Thousand Years (song streaming here)
8. Serenity
9. Sins Of The Past
10. Through My Eyes
11. Zero Ground
12. Cross The Line
13. Tame The Seven Seas

Check out "Needles In My Mind" here: More...

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Trick Or Treat Signs With Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Trick Or Treat for the release of the band’s new album, "Rabbits’ Hill Pt. 2."

Trick Or Treat is an Italian power metal band originally formed in 2002 as a tribute act to Helloween. The band quickly became popular in the live circuit, started writing and performing original songs, and finally managed to release the debut album, "Evil Needs Candy Too" in 2006.

In early 2012, Luca Turilli announced that Trick or Treat’s singer, Alessandro Conti was chosen to be the new lead singer of Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, but this did not slow down Trick Or Treat, who - still in 2012 - released the third album "Rabbits’ Hill Pt.1," the first part in a concept album series inspired by the Richard Adams' novel "Watership Down."

The band commented: "This is a really big step for us. We’re so grateful to Niki Lou Rosh from Valery Records who, thanks to his hard work and efforts, brought us this great opportunity. We are now ready for this new and amazing experience and stay tuned because 'Rabbits’ Hill, Pt. 2' is coming soon! “

"Rabbit’s Hill, Pt. 2" will be released in the summer of 2016 with tour dates to follow. Stay tuned for more surprises from this amazing band! More...

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Universal Mind Project Signs With Inner Wound

Universal Mind Project (a/k/a UMP) - a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe founded by composer/guitarist Michael Alexander - signed on with Inner Wound Recordings for the long in waiting debut release "The Jaguar Priest." The album is set to drop on Europe and North America on April 29th.

Universal Mind Project is:

Elina Laivera - Vocals
Henrik Båth (Darkwater) - Vocals
Michael Alexander - Guitars, Growls
Alex Landenburg (Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody/21Octayne) - Drums

In a mix of perfectly executed modern progressive/power metal combined with the unique diversity of male and female vocals that stylistically spread from lyrical and fragile to soothing and powerful, as well as the use of growl vocals at parts of the record, the debut album "The Jaguar Priest" encloses a most impressive league of artistic creation.

"The Jaguar Priest" also includes a myriad of vocal guest performances from Nils K Rue (Pagan’s Mind), Mark Jansen (Epica, Mayan), Charlie Dominici (ex-Dream Theater) and Diego Valdez (Helker/Electo_nomicon) -, each of whom add their own distinctive style to the songs.

More details on the album will be announced during the coming weeks. More...

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Destruction Releases "Under Attack" Preview

German thrash legends Destruction released a preview clip for the new album "Under Attack." The album is set to drop May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Bassist/frontman Schmier commented: "Our planet was never so under pressure. It cracks everywhere and the respect for our home and the people seem completely lost. So the dismal prognosis of crime bosses."

"You can hear the typical style out immediately, but we have added some new nuances," confirmed Schmier. "Many say our music direction can not evolve, I can see very different."

The track list for the album is:

1. Under Attack
2. Generation Nevermore
3. Dethroned
4. Getting Used To The Evil
5. Pathogenic
6. Elegant Pigs
7. Second To None
8. Stand Up For What You Deliver
9. Conductor Of The Void
10. Stigmatized
11. Black Metal (feat. Alex of Krisiun) (Bonus Track)
12. Thrash Attack (Bonus Track)

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Killswitch Engage Premieres New Song & Music Video

Killswitch Engage premieres a new song and music video titled "Cut Me Loose", taken from the upcoming new album "Incarnate", which will be out in stores March 11th via Roadrunner.

Check out now "Cut Me Loose" below.

Explains frontman Jesse Leach: More...

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The Word Alive Premieres New Music Video "Sellout"

The Word Alive premieres a new song and music video entitled "Sellout", taken from the upcoming new album "Dark Matter", which will be out in stores March 18th via Fearless Records.

Check out now "Sellout" below.

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