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Metal News for March 10, 2017

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Fit For An Autopsy Posts Dakota Pipeline Video

Fit For An Autopsy just released a new video the "Black Mammoth" track, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

"We were recording the new record when the shit hit the fan in North Dakota, and felt compelled to write a song that would address it. This short clip we pieced together gives a little insight into the events that have transpired over the past few months throughout the protests.

"It got bad, then it got better, then it got worse, and now the natives of North Dakota need more help than ever, so we're launching an additional CD/shirt bundle in conjunction with the single.

"All the profits from this sale will go directly to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - Dakota Access Pipeline Fund. No one in this country should have their rights denied or their homes taken from them." More...

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Ektomorf Releasing New DVD

Ektomorf just checked in with this announcement about gearing up to release a new live DVD later this year:

"Here you go the art work and title of our DVD! Will be out in 2017 May - 'Warpath (Live and Life on the Road)' two disc released a DVD with our entire 2016 Wacken show and a movie about being the on the road an life at home with behind the scenes filming!

"The second disc is audio with the full Wacken Open Air show Ektomorf 2016 mixed by Tue Madsen!
More info soon please share the news and you can already pre-order it at AFM Records here." More...

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Oranssi Pazuzu Announces New EP, Re-Releases

Today, a transmission from the constellation of Oranssi Pazuzu has arrived, detailing a slew of long-awaited reissues as well as a new EP to coincide with an extensive European tour, and it reads as thus:

"So it's 2017, which means the Orange Spirit of the Wind is now ten years into the existence. We are celebrating by touring the Mental Possession MMXVII [tour dates below], but also by recovering some old sounds to please your record playing habits.

"During the last few years, we have had many people asking from us about the availability of our earlier albums, the vinyl versions of both and also the debut CD being sold out for some time now. We have been promising a repress basically since 2011, when the vinyls first came out, and we are very happy to say this is finally being realized.

"To us, both 'Muukalainen puhuu' and 'Kosmonument' nowadays sound something like a different band, but they still embody many of our principal musical ideas in songs like 'Korppi' or 'Kaaos hallitsee.' A shorter chapter - but at least for us an important one - in our early evolution was the four-song session we did for a split album with Tampere underground friends Candy Cane in 2010. These songs were going for a more metallic sound after the trippier debut, and they would probably have fitted among 'Kosmonument' cuts nicely. They are now reissued as a standalone 12” EP, remastered for a better sound quality. More...

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Black Death's Debut Album To See Re-Issue

Hells Headbangers is proud to present a special, LONG-overdue reissue of Black Death's self-titled, debut album.

Highly sought after by collectors, not only is Black Death a crucial piece in the rich history of Cleveland heavy metal, its original 1984 release marks the first full-length release by an all African American heavy metal band. More than that, with the band's origins dating back to 1977, Black Death is largely known to be the first African American metal band.

But most of all, Black Death's lone album is a classic of raw 'n' wild heavy fucking metal with a thirst for the epic and dramatic. Black Death's original lineup consisted of Siki Spacek on lead vocals and lead guitar, Phillip Bullard on drums and percussion, bassist Daryl Harris, and guitarist Gregg Hicks.

"This was the original, classic lineup of the band," says Spacek. "I met these guys waaaaaay back in 1977 while I was in the 11th grade, on the exact same day that I was expelled from school. At this point in time, I had already decided that music was the direction that I wanted to take my life in, and heavy metal was the perfect way to accomplish this goal." More...

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Black Magik Unveils New Album

Thrash outfit Black Magik will release sixth full-length album, "Declaration of Hate," this coming March 17th, 2017 through all digital media outlets, with pre-orders set to come online this weekend.

Physical copies of the release will be available at select locations, including Amazon and CD Baby. The track listing is as follows:

1. Declaration of Hate
2. Heart of Darkness
3. Kingdoms Burn
4. Shiva
5. Eye of the Needle
6. Blood Money
7. The Riverman
8. Welcome Death
9. Cheating the Hangman
10. Where Serpents Lie
11. Viaticum More...

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Ninajaspy Announces Canadian Tour

Vancouver crew Ninjaspy - a trio of blood brothers that have created a metal fusion of hard, heavy, hook-laden music that runs the gamut of reggae, surf, metal and more - will be performing a powerfully unhinged live show across Canada in support of next full-length album "Spüken," which is due out April 14th, 2017.

This upcoming album was once again produced by GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mudvayne, Gallows) and Ben Kaplan (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Haste the Day). Catch the band live supporting "Spüken" on these upcoming tour dates:

April 21 - Nanaimo, BC @ Studio 420
April 22 - Victoria, BC @ TBA
April 29 - Kamloops, BC @ Dirty Jersey
April 30 - Vernon, BC @ The Green (All Ages)
May 11 - Calgary, AB @ Dickens
May 12 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
May 13 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid
May 14 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Black PIrate Pub
May 18 - St. Catherines, ON @ Warehouse
May 19 - Guelph, ON @ DSTRCT
May 20 - Orillia, ON @ The Geneva
May 21 - Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
May 24 - Sudbury, ON @ Asylum
May 26 - Saskatoon, SK @ Vangellis
May 27 - Edmonton, AB @ The Forge
May 28 - Kelowna, BC @ Fernandos
June 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
July 14/15 - Armstrong, BC @ Armstrong Metal Fest w/ Revocation, Aggression, Golers and more More...

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Eddie Trunk To Host 3rd Annual Ride For Ronnie

The 3rd annual Ride For Ronnie motorcycle ride and concert, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Sunday, May 7th. Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11AM.

The ride will then take them through the streets of Los Angeles County to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where attendees will be treated to an afternoon of live music, raffle and live auction, food trucks, and more. Last year's Ride For Ronnie event raised over $50,000 for the cancer charity.

The Dio Cancer Fund is pleased to announce that after being unable to host last year's ride due to scheduling conflicts, radio personality Eddie Trunk will return to host 2017's event. In an interview with Billboard, Trunk explains that he was first invited by Wendy Dio to host Ronnie James Dio's memorial service in 2010, and since then has donated his time to host several subsequent events in support of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund's quest for cancer research. More...

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The Moon And The Nightspirit Posts New Song

The Moon And The Nightspirit is a Hungarian duo that creates enchanting and melancholic folk music enhanced by a bewitching pagan aura where threads of ancient mysticism combine with phantasmagoric atmospheres.

The group will release new LP, "Metanoia," on March 17th via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Darkher). In advance of the record's release, today new song "Mysteron Mega" comes online and can be heard below.

1. A Hajnal Köszöntése
2. Az Elsö Tündér Megidézése (listen here)
3. Mystérion Mega
4. Kilenc Hid
5. A Fény Diadala
6. Metanoia
7. Kristálymezök
8. Hen Panta Einai (Minden Egy) More...

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Quiet Riot Delays Album Release To Re-Record

Following the departure of singer Seann Nicols from Quiet Riot, both Frontiers Music Srl and band leader Frankie Banali have made the joint decision to delay the release of new record "Road Rage" until later this summer.

Both the band and label feel that in order to truly represent Quiet Riot's lineup, new lead singer James Durbin should be the vocalist on "Road Rage." In order to execute that plan and promote the album accordingly, the band will go back into the studio and record the album with Durbin on vocals.

Regarding the decision, Banali said, "After careful consideration, with the support of Frontiers and understanding the appeals from Quiet Riot fans to have our vocalist James Durbin represented on the new release, we have made the decision to move forward and have James replace all the vocals on "Road Rage" with new lyrics and melodies for a summer 2017 release. Stay tuned!" More...

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Brian Barr Releases "Metal Magic"

Brian Barr, author of "Carolina Daemonic, Book I: Confederate Shadows" and the super hero-themed "Psychological Revenge," today releases a new heavy metal inspired short story. You can grab your copy of "Metal Magic" through Amazon.com here.

A metal guitarist is gifted with a guitar grimoire, which he inherited from his late father's library. With careful reading, practice, and commitment, this strange occult book could make him the greatest musician in the world... if the magic works in his favor.

Check out the cover artwork below, and more info on Barr's various releases and anthology stories can be found at this location. More...

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Neuntoter Releasing "Stench To Stench"

One of the most obscure death/grind bands from the early 90's scene in Spain is Neuntoter, which will finally see the release of two demos from '90 & '91 along with some unreleased bonus tracks under the title "Stench to Stench."

Xtreem Music will handle this classic release on April 3rd, 2017 through limited edition of 500 copies on CD format. The full track listing is as follows:

"Consummed in Gore" (Demo '91)
01. Born Deformed & Leprous
02. Vein Effect
03. Scumfixion
04. M.T.F. (Pt. 1)
05. Satan's Prayer
06. Consummed in Gore
07. Rot Alive
08. Anxiety
09. Emetic Foulness
10. M.T.F. (Pt. 2)
11. Don't Pour the Gore
12. State of Putrefaction
13. Seeder of Indolence
14. Blasphemed the Beast
15. Septic

"Slaughter" (Demo '90)
13. Intro
14. Slave (Under the Pentagram)
15. The Day of the Deads
"Live ‘91 & ’92" More...

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Demon Hunter Streaming "Half As Dead"

Demon Hunter just dropped another new song from "Outlive," which will be released on March 31st via Solid State Records. Check out "Half As Dead" in the player below.

A previous video for the "Died In My Sleep" single can also be seen at this location and the full "Outlive" track listing is as follows:

1. Trying Times
2. Jesus Wept
3. Cold Winter Sun
4. Died In My Sleep
5. Half As Dead
6. Cold Blood
7. One Step Behind
8. Raining Down
9. The End
10. One Less
11. Patience
12. Slight the Odds More...

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Dying Whale Announces U.S. Tour

Next week, Georgia's Dying Whale will raid the southern and midwestern U.S. on an eight-city tour with the band's cohorts from Machinist.

Dying Whale is out shoving crushing new "Last Moments Of Misery" album down the throats of anyone in reach, following its release through Nefarious Industries in early February. If you haven't heard it yet, listen in to the full album right here.

The new tour will begin Thursday, March 16th on Dying Whale's home turf in Valdosta, followed by shows in Pensacola, Houston, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Cincinnati, Nashville, with the final stop in Dothan, Alabama on March 25th.

3/16/2017 Williams Street - Valdosta, GA
3/17/2017 Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
3/18/2017 White Swan - Houston, TX
3/19/2017 Your Moms Place - Oklahoma City, OK
3/20/2017 Dr. Jacks Drinkery - Omaha, NE
3/23/2017 Rakes End - Cincinnati, OH
3/24/2017 Boulevard Record Shop - Nashville, TN
3/25/2017 Uflyfest - Dothan, AL More...

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Conjonctive Posts Full New Album Stream

Today marks the release date of Conjonctive's second full-length album "In The Mouth Of The Devil," with the full album currently available for streaming below.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Vladimir Cochet at Conatus Studios, "In The Mouth Of The Devil" follows the band’s debut album "Until The Whole World Dies" released in 2013 and is officially out today via Tenacity Music.

1. Purgatory
2. You're Next
3. Let Blow The Grim Wind
4. Falling In The Mouth Of The Devil
5. Down Into The Abyss
6. The Cult Of The Shining Planet
7. Burn Your Eyes
8. Hills Of Abomination
9. Defeat The Red Sun
10. Constellations & Black Holes More...

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daRKRam Streaming "XXII"

New ambient project daRKRam just released a disturbing track titled "XXII" featuring heavily distorted trumpet and flugelhorn for a creepy feel. "XXII" comes by way of the project's debut album "Stone and Death," which features a black metal style while remaining fully in ambient territory. The track listing is as follows:

1. VIII [Inner Need]
2. XXII [Equilibrium]
3. VI [Male Role]
4. II [Reaction to Conflict]
5. X [Connection]
6. XII [Conflict]
7. III [Evolution]
8. XVI [Work]
9. V [Inner Essence]

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Pain Tank Streaming New Song

A demoralizing single from Washington, DC-based Pain Tank and the impending "97,901,726 Confirmed Kills" debut album has been declassified today. Check out "When Integrity Means Death" below.

"97,901,726 Confirmed Kills" is a figure that seeks to tally the number of deaths - both military and civilian, foreign and domestic - that were caused by all wars America has been involved in. Pain Tank is a mirror to the suffering of this world, not an act created for shock value. Critical thinking is pain. Growth is pain. Pain Tank is a means to confront the darkest, most atrocious acts of mankind.

This new album will see official release on digital and CD platforms through the band's own independent Edgewood Arsenal Records this coming March 17th, 2017. More...

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Art Of Anarchy Posts "Echo Of A Scream"

Art Of Anarchy today debuts hard-driving new track “Echo Of A Scream,” taken off impending offering "The Madness," set for a March 24th release via Century Media Records. Listen in below, and a new music video for the aforementioned track is set to be shot at the end of this month.

The group is also currently preparing for a first-ever national headlining tour starting April 3rd - head over here for all dates and “meet and greet” VIP package options.

Scott Stapp states: “The track, 'Echo of a Scream,' is a chronicle of the curse of self doubt. It speaks to a place in life when confidence has been lost and you feel like your a shell of your former self or as the lyric describes it, an 'echo of a scream.' It touches on the internal dialog within the mind of someone wrestling with feeling disconnected from who they really are and lost in trying to find their way back to their true self. Its two competing voices, the negative self talk voice contrasted with the voice trying to fight it and overcome it.

"John Moyer brought the initial music bed to the band and we all really liked the drive and energy so we decided to track it. John while out with his other band Disturbed played the music for David Draiman (Disturbed) and David came up with a great melody idea for the chorus. Zac Maloy and I wrote the lyrics and then the melodies for the verses and the rest is history. This song was a true collaborative effort with Bumblefoot and John Votta writing monster solos. I'm really happy with how the song came out and its one of my favorites on the record. More...

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Body Count Streaming "The Ski Mask Way"

Ice-T’s Body Count today streams new track, “The Ski Mask Way,” which can be heard below. The track is featured on the band’s impending effort "Bloodlust," set for a March 31st release via Century Media Records.

The band's front man states: “I was noticing people on the streets showing off their expensive jewelry and money on social media. They are just making themselves a target for the robbers out there just watching their Instagram to see what they are flaunting.

"In LA, they call Instagram ‘Jacker’s Uber,’ seeing what clubs people are at and live-stream the robbers to their front-door. That was the impetuous to creating this track, ‘The Ski Mask Way,’ and there will be an official music video coming for it very soon."

In case you might have missed it, be sure to check out Ice-T’s brand new podcast to hear snippets of all the new tracks on "Bloodlust" with in-depth explanations of each song. The previously released full track "No Lives Matter" can also be found over here. More...

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Integrity Wraps Up Work On New Album

Longstanding hardcore group Integrity recently completed recording a 12th studio album, which will be titled "Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume."

As one of the most incendiary bands in hardcore and modern metal history, Integrity is an entity that stands completely on its own, with almost 30 years under the belt creating dark, occult themed heavy music.

The new album will see a summer 2017 release via Relapse Records and contains 11 tracks recorded and mixed at Developing Nations Studio in Baltimore with mastering handled by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Toxic Holocaust, Full Of Hell). More details on the album will be announced shortly.

Additionally, Integrity recently announced a European tour with label-mates Seven Sisters Of Sleep. A full list of dates including appearances at numerous festivals are listed below. More...

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Distorted Harmony Posts "Misguided" Video

Following the previous "Children Of Red" video clip, Distorted Harmony has now released another lyric video taken off the band's second album "Chain Reaction." Check out "Misguided," created by Yoav Efron, in the YouTube player below.

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Me And That Man Posts New Video

Me And That Man today unveils "Cross My Heart And Hope To Die," another track taken from forthcoming debut album, "Songs of Love And Death," which is set for release on 24th March via Cooking Vinyl.

A collaboration between Behemoth's Nergal and British/Polish rock musician John Porter, Me And That Man showcases a very different side of the musical spectrum, drawing on dark narratives familiar to fans of Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen.

Nergal explains, "I need Me And That Man to keep the balance, as the potential of my mother band seems limitless. It gets bigger and bigger, more advanced and more sophisticated... and darker ...and blacker. But Me And That Man is at the opposite pole, artistically speaking. This is not happy music, but it's liberating." More...

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Warbringer Reminds Us To "Remain Violent"

California thrash act Warbringer released a video clip for the new song "Remain Violent." The song is another taste of the band's new assault, "Woe to the Vanquished" coming March 31st via Naplam Records.

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Silhouettes (see video clip here)
2. Woe to the Vanquished
3. Remain Violent
4. Shellfire (song streaming here)
5. Descending Blade
6. Spectral Asylum
7. Divinity of Flesh
8. When the Guns Fell Silent

Bonus 7" Single Track Listing:
1. Evil Dead (Death Cover featuring Chris Monroy of Skeletal Remains)
2. Arc Lite (Coroner Cover featuring Jadran 'Conan' Gonzalez of Exmortus)

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Alestorm Issues "No Grave But The Sea" Details

Aarrrrrrrr, the one and only heavy metal pirates of Alestorm are back, and they've brought with them their fifth full-length album titled "No Grave But The Sea"! Time to put on your eye patch and let the rum flow freely for the unstoppable international party machine, as Alestorm has finally announced first and hotly anticipated details on the brand new album!

"No Grave But The Sea" will be released on May 26th via Napalm Records and now the band, fronted by Captain Christopher Bowes, unveiled the cover art as well and track listing.

Says the band: "Oh wow! It's a new Alestorm album! I hope all of you fellow humans & dogs like it; we think it's pretty gosh darn ok! It's also our first album to feature our grandiose guitarist Máté Bodor who brings his tasty & delicious solos and rifftacular riffing into the mix. This is the place in the press release where we would usually tell you this album is darker and heavier than our previous works, but that's probably not true. It is, however, full of epic songs about pirates, drinking, and pseudoscientific cryptogeography. I'm sure y'all will enjoy those things just as much as we do."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Sarcasm Set To Release Second Full Length Album

Legendary Swedish death metal act Sarcasm has returned with the sophomore full length album "Within the Sphere of Ethereal Minds." The album will be released April 28th via Dark Descent Records. A lyric video for new song "In The Grip of Awakening Times" is available in the player below.

Following the unearthing of the first proper full-length, "Burial Dimensions" (originally recorded in 1994 and officially released in 2016), the new long player is in a sense the payoff of a long, bumpy history that included demos, compilations, and an EP ("Scattered Ashes" in 2000). Indeed, it is the full realization of Sarcasm's blackened Swedish Death Metal sound, yet with an identity all its own.

While the music of all eight tracks was written by guitarist Peter Laitinen, he somehow did find that perfect balance in between that very specific sense of melody that could only be summarized as 'typically Swedish' (fans of the early No Fashion records catalogue will know exactly what we mean here), raging speed and brutality. With one foot firmly planted in the mid-90's and another in the present, Sarcasm is no nostalgia trip, but a genuine return to form to that specific mix of black and death-metal, before saccharine riffing and cheesy clean vocals took over and ruined it all. Moving from the melancholic leads of "Embodiment of Source," they answer with the blast-o-thon that is "Scars of a Land Forgotten" or the epic-to-kill-all-epic that is the eight-minute-plus "A Black Veil for Earth."

The track list for the release is:

1. Bloodsoaked Sunrise
2. From the Crimson Fog They Emerged
3. Embodiment of Source
4. Scars of a Land Forgotten
5. In the Grip of Awakening Times
6. Silent Waves Summoned Your Inner Being
7. A Black Veil for Earth
8. The Drowning Light at the Edge of the Dawn More...

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Eclipse Streams New Song "Jaded"

Swedish hard rock act Eclipse - featuring frontman Erik Mårtensson - is streaming the new song "Jaded" from the the fifth studio album "Monumentum." The album drops on March 24th via Frontiers Music srl.

The track listing for "Monumentum" is as follows:

1. Vertigo
2. Never Look Back (see music video here)
3. Killing Me
4. The Downfall of Eden
5. Hurt
6. Jaded
7. Born To Lead
8. For Better or for Worse
9. No Way Back
10. Night Comes Crawling
11. Black Rain

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Nightrage Streams New Song "Bemoan"

Swedish melodic death metal act Nightrage is streaming the new song "Bemoan." The song is the latest track issued from the band's new album "The Venomous," which hits stores and digital outlets on March 31st via Despotz Records.

The track listing for "The Venomous" is here:

1. The Venomous (see music video here)
2. Metamorphosis/Day Of Wrath
3. In Abhorrence
4. Affliction (song streaming here)
5. Catharsis
6. Bemoan
7. The Blood
8. From Ashes Into Stone
9. Trail Of Ghosts
10. Disturbia
11. Desolation And Dismay
12. Denial Of The Soul (Instrumental)

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Avelion Releases New Single "Fading Out"

Italian melodic metal act Avelion released a video clip for the new song "Fading Out." The song will appear on the band's debut full length album "Illusion of Transparency," which is set to drop via Revalve Records on April 7th.

The track listing for the release is:

1. Fading Out
2. Echoes and Fragrance
3. Burst Inside
4. Derailed Trails of Life
5. Falling Down
6. Innocence Dies
7. Waste My Time
8. Open Your Eyes
9. Ain't No Dawn More...

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Releases "Glad Rags" Video Clip

U.K. metal veterans Tygers Of Pan Tang released a video clip for the song "Glad Rags." The song is lifted from the band's latest album "Tygers of Pan Tang," which was issued a few weeks back via Mighty Music.

Check out the clip here:

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Mammoth Mammoth Releases "Spellbound" Lyric Video

Australian stoner rock act Mammoth Mammoth premiered a lyric video for the new song "Spellbound" over at Metal Insider at this location (you can also check it out in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming fourth studio album "Mount The Mountain," which drops via Napalm Records on April 28th.

The album's track listing is:

1. Mount The Mountain
2. Spellbound
3. Hole In The Head
4. Kickin' My Dog
5. Procrastination
6. Sleep Walker
7. Epitome
8. Hard Way Down
9. Wild And Dead
10. Cold Liquor
11. I Cant Get You Out Of My Head (Bonus Track)

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The Rods Sign To Steamhammer/SPV Records

The new year is off to an awesome start, as Steamhammer/SPV has signed legendary metal band The Rods for the world. The group consisting of the original members David "Rock" Feinstein (guitar, vocals), Carl Canedy (drums) and Garry Bordonaro (bass) always delivered a classic brand of metal and hard rock with strong influences that date back to 1970s.

Drummer Carl Canedy says: "The 3rd time's a charm! After two unsuccessful attempts, to work with Olly Hahn and Steamhammer/SPV, it is finally happening. The Rods have signed a worldwide deal for the brand new album 'Louder Than Loud.' This album, in my opinion, has some of the strongest Rods material in years. The title says it all!"

Olly Hahn, A&R and International Product Manager at Steamhammer/SPV, is thrilled : "I remember when I saw an ad for the album 'Wild Dogs' in a German magazine back in 1982. I immediately had to have the album although I had no idea what I can expect musicwise. The cover was so awesome and when I put the album on my turntable I was blown away. Now 35 years later it's fantastic to say the following sentence: We're proud and happy to welcome The Rods to our big Steamhammer family!" More...

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Necrophor Signs With Sliptrick Records For Debut

Swedish death/thrash act Necrophor signed on with Sliptrick Records for the release of the upcoming debut album "Reborn," which is due out on May 9th.

Necrophor was founded in 2012 with the purpose to spread "The Word of Chaos" by Henrik Eriksson. Shortly afterwards, Eriksson recruited two of his old comrades from Stormrider and the project came to life. Between 2013 and 2015, the trio recorded three 3-track promos that were released as free downloads and received some good press.

In 2016, after expanding to a 4 piece, the band entered Sunlight Studio again, this time with the purpose to record the upcoming full-length album "Reborn."

Stay tuned for more information on the album soon. More...

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SynaptiK Releases "The Incredible Machine"

Norwich, U.K. progressive metal act SynaptiK is launching the sophomore studio album entitled "Justify & Reason" today via Divebomb Records (Snakes On Fire in the U.K.). The follow-up to the 2014 debut "The Mechanisms of Consequence" can be ordered via the band’s official webstore in various packages. Along with the release of "Justify & Reason," SynaptiK is premiering a lyric video for the new son "The incredible Machine" in the player below.

The creative process for "Justify & Reason" was a great, positive experience. Singer John Knight commented: “We have honed our skills and built on the knowledge gained from the experiences recording the debut album and channeled these into ‘Justify and Reason.’ The way we wrote and recorded this album seemed to work a hell of a lot better for us this time. A lot more time spent on pre-studio recording and getting everything sounding right, working on guitar harmonies, new drum patterns that fit the riffs and feel of the songs better. So when it came to recording it, it was quite a nice chilled but yet focused time, we got the whole album recorded in just a week.” More...

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Vescera Is "Looking For Trouble" With New Song

Vescera - the new band featuring Obsession lead vocalist Michael Vescera (ex-Loudness/ex-Yingwie Malmsteen) and ex-members of Nitehawks - is streaming another new song, "Looking For Trouble." The track is the latest issued ahead of the debut record "Beyond the Fight," which drops on April 7th via Pure Steel Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Blackout In Paradise
2. In The Night
3. Stand And Fight
4. Dynamite (song streaming here).
5. Looking For Trouble
6. Vendetta
7. Troubled Man
8. Never Letting Go
9. Suite 95

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The Monolith Deathcult Debuts New Song

The Monolith Deathcult debuts a new song entitled "This Inhuman Place Makes Human Monsters", taken from the upcoming new album "Versus 1", which will be out in stores later in the year via Hammerheart Records.

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Lost To the Waves Debuts New Song & Video

Melodic death metal act Lost To the Waves debuts a new song and video titled "Remember Me", taken from the upcoming debut EP, "Nightfall", which is scheduled for release on March 31. Nightfall was recorded by Sean Fitzpatrick at The Brick Hithouse, and it was mastered by the famed Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Four Year Strong, Defeater, Code Orange).

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Full Of Hell Premieres New Song "Deluminate"

Maryland/Pennsylvania experimental death metal band Full Of Hell premieres a new song called "Deluminate", taken from the upcoming new album "Trumpeting Ecstasy", which Profound Lore has lined up for a May 05th release date.

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The Word Alive Debuts New Song & Video

The Word Alive debuts a new song entitled "Misery". Comments the band's frontman Tyler “Telle” Smith: "We wanted to bridge the gap between our newest album Dark Matter and the writing process of what will become our fifth studio album,. It’s incredible to know the exact direction we will be exploring with our next record before writing even one song. After Warped Tour, it was clear that we had something special with our newer material, especially songs like ‘Trapped‘, ‘Made This Way‘, and ‘Dreamer‘. We wanted to morph those songs into something that would be an extension of those three songs in particular. Heavy, ambient, ominous at times, and much more personal than our previous material."

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Phobia Premieres New Song "Damaged"

Phobia premieres a new song entitled "Damaged", taken from the upcoming new album "Lifeless God", which Willowtip Records will release on June 02nd. Recording sessions for the effort saw Intronaut drummer Danny Walker and ex-Intronaut guitarist Leon del Muerte both back in the fold and took place at Trench Studios with engineer (and former Phobia drummer) John Haddad.

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Northlane Posts New Teaser Video "M E S M E R"

Northlane is streaming a three minute teaser video titled "M E S M E R". Presumably it’s leading up to the announcement of the band’s new album, which is expected for May/June 2017. A new track from that upcoming effort titled "Intuition" was released in January.

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Gorod Posts Trailer For Upcoming New EP

Gorod is streaming a trailer for the band's upcoming new EP "Kiss The Freak", which will arrive in stores this April.

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Zao Debuts New Music Video "Xenophobe"

Western PA blackened hardcore heroes Zao debut a new music video for "Xenophobe", taken from the band's latest album "The Well-Intentioned Virus", out in stores now via Observed/Observer Recordings. The clip was shot during the Zao's recent appearance at the "AURA Festival" in Savannah, GA by Dan Smotz.

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