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Metal News for March 2, 2016

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32 news articles posted on this day.


1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Phil Labonte Retweets White Power Twitter Account

Phil Labonte, the singer of popular metalcore group All That Remains, recently retweeted an image depicting a Super Tuesday map insinuating that Ted Cruz is more Canadian than American and that Marco Rubio is a homosexual.


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Battlecross Announces Tour With Soulfly

This spring, Motor City thrashers Battlecross and Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit Abnormality will hit the road with Soulfly, Suffocation, and Lody Kong for an extensive U.S. tour. See below for all dates.

Battlecross will be touring in support of latest album, "Rise to Power," which landed on the Billboard charts at #103, marking the band's second Billboard chart entry. Having recently signed to Metal Blade Records, Abnormality will be also releasing a debut for the label this upcoming April. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

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Fallujah Posts Album's Making-Of Clip

Progressive death metal group Fallujah will release third full-length album, entitled "Dreamless," on April 29tj via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released the first of several "making-of" installments. Check it out below.

"Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren, and was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis in Orlando, FL at Audiohammer. The album's cover art was created by Peter Mohrbacher.

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Mantar Posts "Cross The Cross" Teaser

Northern Germany's infernal extreme metal duo Mantar has released a teaser video for another track off the band's second album, "Ode To The Flame." Check out the advance taste of "Cross The Cross" below.

The band has also announced the release of a strictly limited exclusive 7" for the song. For more info, visit this location.

"Ode To The Flame" will be out on April 15th via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available as a digi-CD, vinyl (black, gold - the latter is only available from the Nuclear Blast Mailorder), and digital download. More...

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Occult Burial Releasing "Hideous Obscure"

On April 25th, Invictus Productions is proud to present the debut album from Canada's Occult Burial, titled "Hideous Obscure."

Perfecting this diabolical metal craft over a trio of demos and contributing a track to the cult "Evil Spells, Volume I" compilation alongside the likes of Possession, Throaat, and Spite among others, Occult Burial at last attacks with a full-length.

"Hideous Obscure" feverishly displays all that's been bubbling in the band's cauldron the last four years. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Blasted Death
3. Black Adoration
4. Jackal Head
5. Ancient Returns
6. A Witch Shall Be Born (Daughter Of Darkness)
7. Hades Son
8. Hideous Obscure
9. Occult Burial More...

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After The Burial Posts "Collapse" Video

After The Burial, celebrating chart debuts for new album, "Dig Deep," today releases a video for “Collapse." The nine-song album landed at #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music and Independent Album charts as well as #18 on the Top Current Album chart and #50 on the Top 200.

The album title is a nod to the circumstances surrounding this album, one that found the five-piece moving on without founding member Justin Lowe after his suicide in July.

“We coped as well as we could have—we still are,” admits singer Anthony Notarmaso. “Losing someone isn’t easy, and we all dealt with it in our own way. I was angry and sad at the same time. I didn’t know how to feel, and it took time to accept that he really was gone. After the dust settled, we got on the phone to see where we stood. To be honest, we thought about giving up. We asked ourselves if it was right to go on without him, or maybe if it was time to start a new band together. In the end, we felt like we couldn’t let what beat him beat us. That would’ve been even more tragic, and we felt like he wouldn’t have wanted us to stop. I know I wouldn’t have.”

“When you think you don’t have anything left in you, you have to rely on that inner strength,” adds guitar player Trent Hafdahl. “That’s where we are as a band. So many things beyond our control went wrong, but we started to dig deep as brothers.”

New album "Dig Deep" was recorded at Graphic Nature Audio in New Jersey with producer Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, Upon A Burning Body). The album is the first where the band partnered with a producer. “We had not tried it before,” explains Hafdahl. “It felt like a fresh idea to do something new. We were still running the show obviously, but he brought a good ear for tone and melody. He encouraged us to explore more. To have that perspective was helpful.” More...

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Eths Streaming New Track

Eths is today streaming the second new track from forthcoming album, "Ankaa." The track, titled “Nihil Sine Causa” is streaming below. This full-length release marks the band's first full-length with new vocalist and "France has got Talent" sensation Rachel Aspe.

Regarding the new track, Eths guitarist Staif Bihl comments: "We are glad to present 'Nihil Sine Causa,' the second track taken from our new record. This song features melodic singing in Arabic by Sarah Layssac from Arkan and harsh screams out of Jon Howard's (Threat Signal) throat.

"The lyrics are again both very personal and inspired by moments in my past as well as universal by the ever changing face of the world. There are many possible interpretations and you are invited to find your own vision."

The quartet will release "Ankaa" worldwide on April 22nd view Season Of Mist, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Nefas
2. Nihil Sine Causa
3. Amaterasu
4. Seditio
5. Nixi Dii
6. Vae Victis
7. HAR1
8. Sekhet Aaru
9. Kumari Kandam
10. Alnitak
11. Alnilam
12. Mintaka More...

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Banisher Streaming "Human Factor"

Banisher today reveals a new track from upcoming album "Oniric Delusions" - check out "Human Factor" below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Axes to Fall
2. Human Factor
3. The Iconoclast
4. Notion Materialized
5. Synthetic Euphoria
6. Confront the Mass
7. The Fatal Parable of a Certain Mercenary

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Cadaveric Fumes Releasing "Dimensions Obscure"

Always on the hunt for the freshest, most diseased sounds in death metal, Blood Harvest Records is proud to present Cadaveric Fumes' debut mini-album, "Dimensions Obscure," on May 2nd.

With a previous split release with Demonic Oath in 2014, Cadaveric Fumes showed that a French death metal uprising was at hand, and now with "Dimensions Obscure," the group makes good on that bountiful potential. The track listing is as follows:

1. Crepuscular Journey
2. Extatic Extirpation
3. Where Darkness Reigns Pristine + Swallowed Into Eternity More...

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Tombstoned Releasing New Album

What's in a name? With Tombstoned, its everything. These Finnish funereal directors of rocking doom made a big splash with a self-titled debut album released in 2013 by Svart Records.

On April 22nd, Tombstoned returns to better that debut with "II," set to be released again by Svart on CD, LP, and digital formats. Fourth track "And I Told You" is available below, while the full track listing is as follows:

1. Pretending to Live
2. Brainwashed Since Birth
3. Time Travels
4. And I Told You
5. Haven't We Seen All This Before
6. You Can Always Close Your Eyes
7. Remedies More...

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Obsidian Kingdom Streams Full New Album

Progressive rock outfit Obsidian Kingdom is streaming new album "A Year with No Summer" online in full before the official March 11th release via Season Of Mist.

Regarding this new album, the band comments: "Our new album ‘A Year With No Summer’ is a spiked cocktail of city spleen, conspiranoia and personal trauma; blue like the stagnant water in the pool of a marooned holiday resort and heavy like the silence after the next radiant apocalypse."

1. A Year With No Summer
2. April 10th
3. Darkness
4. The Kandinsky Group
5. The Polyarnik
6. Black Swan
7. Away/Absent More...

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Rotten Sound Needs More "Cannon Fodder"

Finnish grindcore powerhouse Rotten Sound has unleashed another new track from upcoming full-length "Abuse to Suffer." Check out "Cannon Fodder" below. Regarding the new track, Rotten Sound vocalist Keijo Niinima comments:

"The song starts with Napalm Death-style mid-tempo groovy riff, which made me think that the vocals must begin immediately with low Barney style of grunting. The rest of the song is probably more Rotten Sound with dissonant riffs by Sami, up tempo blasting and heavy mid part. Somehow this song stood out to me with the extreme tempo-changes and stop'n'go-style when it really gets going. Lyrics are pretty straight-forward text about soldiers, who are forced to do whatever is being ordered from above."

The band's first new record in five years, "Abuse to Suffer" will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25th. The full track listing consists of:

1. Lazy Asses
2. Intellect
3. Fear of Shadows
4. Trashmonger
5. Crooked
6. Time for the Fix
7. Slave to the Rats
8. Brainwashed
9. Cannon Fodder
10. Yellow Pain
11. Machine
12. The Clerk
13. Caged
14. Retaliation
15. Inhumane Treatment (streaming here)
16. Extortion and Blackmail More...

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Wisconsin Bands Unite Against Scott Walker

A group of local punk, hardcore, metal and indie musicians have teamed up in protest against governor Scott Walker.

Led by DJ Hostettler (of IfIHadAHiFi) and Anthony Webber (of Heavy Hand), the bands have gathered together to release "Unintimindated: Wisconsin Musicians against Scott Walker," a compilation CD/DVD that will raise funds for issues that Governor Walker reportedly detests. The compilation will also include an old-school cut-and-paste zine, and all proceeds will go to soup kitchens and Planned Parenthood.

DJ said about the compilation: "We've worked on this project for about a year now, hatching our scheme in February 2015 and moving from gauging interest in the bands, to securing a studio, to convincing an absolute murderer's row of musicians, engineers, cameramen, editors, and gruntworkers to donate their time to a project that, in today's political environment in Wisconsin, runs the rest of being little more than a cathartic scream into the wilderness. But hopefully it'll be more than that.

"If this collection of songs can raise money for some solid causes that help those whom Scott Walker refuses to help, then this is a success. If this collection of songs provides a soundtrack for a political revolution in Wisconsin that leads to motivated progressives taking back our state from the tyranny of the rich and power-mad, then holy shit, that's amazing. But at the very least, we will have provided a document of artistic work that will hopefully stand for generations and show Wisconsin, the country, and the world, that no, not everyone in Wisconsin was satisfied to sit and let Scott Walker and his corporate overlords ruin our state. More...

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Aniqatia Posts New Single

"The Heiress" is the brand new single hailing from Eastern Pennsylvania-based Aniqatia and the impending "Luminous" sophomore EP.

As the sprawling new recordings from this exploratory, melodic quartet inch closer to mid-March release through Nefarious Industries, today a new track seeps into the public. Check out the song below.

Issues Aniqatia of the track premiere: "'The Heiress' is a song about the frustration and tension that goes along with having people in your life that you can't please, regardless of how hard you try. Musically, it's structured around that tension - the verses represent building it up, the choruses serve as a release for it, and the drifting middle sections are trying to escape it."

New album "Luminous" will be released digitally on March 11th, 2016 via Nefarious Industries, home to Maid Myriad, El Drugstore, A Fucking Elephant, Opul, and Bangladeafy. See the group live:

3/19/2016 War House - Phillipsburg, NJ
3/24/2016 Club Gravity - Bethlehem, PA
4/12/2016 The Alternative Gallery - Allentown, PA
4/16/2016 Operation Rebuild Nepal Festival - Frackville, PA
6/18/2016 McCoole's - Quakertown, PA More...

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Magrudergrind Announces New Tour Dates

Brooklyn grind/powerviolence trio Magrudergrind released "II," the band's new full-length album and first in six years, back in February on CD/LP/digital via Relapse Records.

In support of "II," the band has announced an extensive North American tour that kicks off April in 20th in Richmond, VA and runs through May 27th, capping things off with an Appearance at Maryland Death Fest. Support on the tour will come from Yautja, with Dropdead appearing on all of the West Coast Dates.

Magrudergrind is currently on a month-long European tour with Primitive Man that runs through March 27th in Antwerpen, BE. That tour will be immediately followed by a week-long run of U.K. dates with Corrupt Moral Altar.

Again recorded with engineer Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails), "II" is a savage manifesto of scathing political and personal revolution. See the band live supporting the release on these dates: More...

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T.S.O.'s Caffery To Join Metal Church On U.S. Tour

T.S.O./Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery announced that he will be filling in for injured Metal Church guitarist Rick van Zandt on the band's upcoming U.S. tour, which commences March 24th in Portland, ME.

In a post on Facebook, Caffery stated: "I'm really excite[d] to announce that I will be playing guitar with the mighty Metal Church on their upcoming US tour. Their guitarist Rick had a serious eye condition develop that needed surgery and we all pray for his continued, speedy and successful recovery.

"It will be a lot of fun to play with my longtime bandmate Jeff Plate and the guys. The first time I toured with Kurdt his band Vanderhoof was opening for Savatage. Then my solo band opened for Metal Church on my Faces tour! Steve was on bass then at the time, all of these guys are amazing musicians. It's gonna be so awesome to hear Mike Howe every night! I watched him on the cruise and was blown away at how incredible his voice is!

"If you don't have your tickets yet...what are you waiting for! It's time to go to Church!

"Lots of work on my end in the next few weeks but I can't wait to play this stuff live! See you soon!"

For dates and venues for the upcoming tour (which includes European dates), head over to this location, or refer to the poster below.

Metal Church will release "XI" on March 25th via Rat Pak Records (Nuclear Blast in Europe). It marks the return of former vocalist Mike Howe. More...

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Engraved Darkness Releasing "Diabolical Scripture"

Ohio's Engraved Darkness is set to nationally release "Diabolical Scriptures" on April 29th, 2016. The album has been previously released digitally and will now be released in physical format on CD.

The band's sound is highly recommended for fans of old-school Morbid Angel and Sepultura and the "Diabolical Scriptures" track listing is as follows:

1. Night Rising
2. Darkened Grave
3. Fate Divine
4. Deep Inside
5. Die
6. Ritualistic Sins
7. The Purity of Evil
8. Lament
9. Gone More...

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InAllSenses Releasing New EP

After two albums and a presence at the mighty Wacken Open Air in 2008, InAllSenses returns to the scene with a new EP titled "Checkmate," due out through Club Inferno on March 31st. Pre-orders are up now at this location, and the "Checkmate" EP's full track listing is as follows:

1. Expectation
2. The Anthem Of Revolution
3. New Automata
4. Checkmate More...

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Criminal Releases New Lyric Video

Set to release new album, "Fear Itself," next week (March 11th) via Metal Blade Records worldwide, Anglo-Chilean thrashers Criminal have now launched a lyric video for the track "Animals To Gods" online.

Criminal's Anton Reisenegger (vocals/guitar) comments: "This song has been one of our favourites since we wrote it. It's got many different sections, yet it flows like a stream of lava. The lyrics are about the human species reaching the pinnacle of evolution and what a one-way street that means in terms of the environment and other species.

"It's based on the book 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind' by Yuval Noah Harari, and I do realize it is unusual to base a song on a scientific book, but it was a real eye-opener for me when I read it, and I can only recommend it to anyone remotely concerned about the future of life on our planet.

"Despite the heavy subject matter, I don't think the lyrics are too heady or pretentious, but rather menacing and apocalyptic. Costin [Chioreanu, the artist also responsible for the album cover] did an absolutely fantastic job in translating the words and vibe of the song into images. He did it in record time as well, and we didn't ask him to change anything when we first saw it, as we thought it was absolutely perfect." More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus Covers Hellhammer

Germany's most contemptuous and harsh sludge act, Black Shape Of Nexus, currently prepares to pollute the inhabitants of this planet with the vile "Carrier" 2xLP.

Today the album's ode to Hellhammer - a cover of "Triumph Of Death" - comes online and can be heard below. "Carrier" will see its traumatizing release through Exile On Mainstream on March 18th, 2016. The track listing is as follows:

1. I Can't Play It
2. Lift Yourself
3. Sand Mountain
4. Facepunch Transport Layer
5. Sachsenheim
6. Triumph Of Death More...

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Tombs Posts "V" Music Video

Brooklyn, NY black metal quintet Tombs will release the first studio recordings with the band's new lineup, entitled "All Empires Fall," on April 1st. Clocking in at 24 minutes long, the five track EP was recorded at Applehead Studios in New York and brought to life by renowned producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Twilight, YOB).

Today the band reveals a video for the song "V," which the band describes "a meditation on the darkness waiting at the end of the tunnel for all life." It was directed and edited by Jaclyn Sheer and filmed at Zog's Ruins in Muttontown, NY.

Front man Mike Hil also comments: "'V' celebrates the infinite nature of man as the decline and ultimate destruction of the universe approaches." More...

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Acheron To Stop Releasing Albums

Vincent Crowley from Acheron just issued this announcement online about switching gears to only releasing EPs and being a live band:

"After 28 years of releasing Acheron music, I have decided that Acheron will no longer be releasing anymore full length albums. Our musical catalog is very big and I feel I have put out enough quality work under the Acheron name that will keep the fires of Hell burning. The reality is when you have been around for so long you can release a fucking masterpiece and people will almost always think your older stuff is still better. I don’t agree, but I understand their nostalgic reasons.

"So from now on, Acheron will be more or less a live band. I have a great line-up and the energy they project is amazing. We plan to be changing up the setlist more often and adding more old songs to it. There will not be any full blown tours. Instead, Acheron will now only play shows that are worth while and festivals. More...

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Transcending Obscurity Signs Echelon

International death metal supergroup Echelon - featuring Hail of Bullets and Paganizer members - has signed on to Transcending Obscurity Records for the upcoming sophomore release.

Guitarist/composer Rogga Johansson commented: "We, Rogga and Dave, are very excited to be contracted by Transcending Obscurity for the second Echelon album. Work has started and so far half the album is written, and arrangments of vocals and drums will take place the coming couple of months. Expect an album that continues after the debut, but with everything more worked through and made harder and more epic. The drums will also be taken care of the awesome Travis Ruvo."

The artwork for the as of yet untitled effort will be created by Mark Riddick (from Transcending Obscurity Records label mates Fetid Zombie). The lineup for the release is:

David Ingram - Vocals (Hail Of Bullets, ex-Bolt Thrower, ex- Benediction)
Rogga Johansson - Guitars (Paganizer, Megascavenger, etc.)
Travis Ruvo - Drums (Cropsy Maniac, ex-Blood Freak, etc.)

Stay tuned for more information.

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Officium Triste Signs With Transcending Obscurity

Dutch doom metal legends, Officium Triste, featuring The 11th Hour vocalist Pim Blankenstein, have officially signed to Transcending Obscurity Records.

The band commented: "We have been working on a follow-up to ‘Mors Viri’ for a while now. Even when we are still in the process of writing new material we are more than pleased Kunal and Transcending Obscurity offered to work with us on the release of our next album. It’s exciting to work with a label based in India. This only shows that boundaries mean nothing in the world of heavy metal. Kunal already proved to us he is a hard-working, dedicated guy. Add persistent to that as well. Kunal really did his best to reel us in and that determination is exactly what we need from a label. We are looking forward working with Kunal and will deliver the best possible album we can do. We only ask for a little patience before it actually will be out!"

Transcending Obscurity owner Kunal Choksi stated, "I’m a huge fan of Officium Triste and I know Pim from experience to be a very level-headed and passionate guy. Not only has he been a writer himself for Lords of Metal, but his band Officium Triste have also been interviewed on Transcending Obscurity before. The music has always remained world class and I believe the band have the potential to go a lot further. The emotive doom/death metal music is pure, soothing and incredibly heavy at the same time. It’s an honour and dream come true to work with Officium Triste for their upcoming full length release on the main label."

More information on the upcoming new release is expected soon. More...

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In Mourning Introduces "Afterglow"

Sweden's lauded melodic death/doom metallers and Agonia Records recent signess, In Mounring, has revealed details surrounding the anticipated new album to be entitled "Afterglow.", The opus will be released on May 20th, 2016. The cover artwork (shown below) has been prepared by Kristian Wåhlin (Bathory, Tiamat, Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity).

The band commented: "The new album is called 'Afterglow' and its story takes off from where 'The Weight Of Oceans' ends. It’s a bit more complex than our previous albums and it has got a bit of a different sound than the older ones, a bit more alive like a band and maybe not always as studio corrected as our earlier material. However, the foundation of the music is still what we’ve always done and the key elements are pretty much the same but with some new additions and a few new twists and turns of course."

This will be the first album featuring new drummer, Daniel Liljekvist (ex-Katatonia).

Hailed by many as the heir to Opeth's melodeath throne, In Mounring was formed in the Swedish woods in the year 2000. Since then the band has evolved over the years striving to refine its sound to what it is today. April 2012 marked the release of the bands third and latest album "The Weight Of Oceans", a mythology inspired conceptual story that journeys to the sea. Musically, the group blends a broad spectrum of influences into a foundation of melodic death metal. Thrusting from doomy metal-riffs, blasting drumbeats and deep growling vocals to calm breezes of clean flowing melodies and harmonies.

"Afterglow" was recorded between November 2015 and March 2016 in Nordin Music Studios (drums) and Libra Studios (guitar, bass and vocals). Mixing and mastering duties have been handeled by Jonas Martinsson in Necrosavant Studio.

The track list is as follows:

1. Fire And Ocean
2. The Grinning Mist
3. Ashen Crown
4. Below Rise To The Above
5. The Lighthouse Keeper
6. The Call To Orion
7. Afterglow More...

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Human Fortress Posts Music Video For Title Track

German metal act Human Fortress released a music video for the new track "Thieves Of The Night." The song is the title track from the new album, which is due for release on March 18th in EU and April 1st in the USA via AFM Records.

The album's track listing is:

1. Amberstow
2. Last Prayer To The Lord
3. Rise Or Fall
4. Thieves Of The Night
5. Thrice Blessed
6. Hellrider
7. Just A Graze
8. Vicious Circle
9. Smite On The Anvil
10. Dungeons Of Doom
11. Gift Of Prophecy
12. Alone

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Midnight Eternal Signs With Inner Wound Recordings

Inner Wound Recordings is proud to announce the signing of the U.S. symphonic metal band Midnight Eternal to the label. Their self-titled debut album will be released on April 29th in Europe and North America.

What characterizes the sound of Midnight Eternal is the sense of melody - a synthesis of melody and power, crushing guitars, double bass and beautiful multi-layered vocals. Led by the beautiful and emotional vocals of Raine Hilai, the future of Midnight Eternal looks very bright.

The album was engineered by Eric Rachel (Skid Row, Symphony X) and the mixing and mastering was handled by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, Jorn). The impressive artwork, shown below, was created by Jan Yrlund (Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani, Delain).

The track list for "Midnight Eternal" is:

1. 'Till the Bitter End
2. Repentance
3. Signs Of Fire
4. Shadow Falls
5. The Lantern
6. Believe In Forever
7. Midnight Eternal
8. When Love and Faith Collide
9. Like an Eternity
10. Silence
11. Pilgrim and the Last Voyage
12. First Time Thrill More...

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Dark Forest To Enter Studio For New Album

U.K. traditional metal band Dark Forest will hit the studio again this April to record the new album "Beyond the Veil," the follow-up to the acclaimed "The Awakening" release.

For the album artwork the band has tapped the skills of Duncan Storr, known for having produced some beautiful artworks for Skyclad, Rage, Hawkwind, Elixir and more.

The album is set to be released in late summer 2016.

Artwork and track list for "Beyond the Veil" will be revealed soon! More...

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Verdun Announces "The Eternal Drift's Canticles"

French sludge/doom outfit Verdun has announced the release of their debut full length release "The Eternal Drift's Canticles," which is due out April 20th on 2xLP and CD via Throatruiner Records, Head Records and Lost Pilgrims Records.

The release is the follow-up to the band's debut EP release "The Cosmic Escape Of Admiral Masuka." "The Eternal Drift's Canticles" was mixed and mastered by Tad Doyle (YOB, Heiress, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth...).

The track list for the album is:

1. Mankind Seppuku
2. Self Inflicted Mutalitation
3. Dark Matter Crisis
4. Glowing Shadows
5. Jupiter's Coven More...

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WBTBWB Releases "Rockstar" Music Video

German industrial metal act We Butter the Bread With Butter issued a new music video for the track "Rockstar." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Wieder Geil!," which is available from AFM Records.

WBTBWB is currently on the Wolfsfest Tour 2016 w/Vitja, Varg & Eisregen in Europe. Remaining dates and venues are as follows:

04.03.16 Leipzig, Hellraiser
05.03.16 Berlin, K17
17.03.16 Frankfurt, Batschkapp
18.03.16 Geiselwind, Musichall
19.03.16 München, Backstage Werk
01.04.16 Hamburg, Markthalle
02.04.16 Magdeburg, Factory
08.04.16 Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
09.04.16 Stuttgart, Lka
10.04.16 Pratteln, Z7

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From The Ashes Of Hollow Haze Comes Eternal Idol

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Eternal Idol to the label, the new act that has evolved from the ashes of Hollow Haze (six albums released independently and through Bakerteam and Scarlet Records from 2006 to 2015).

Eternal Idol features Angra/Rhapsody Of Fire frontman Fabio Lione together with vocalist Giorgia Colleluori, Nick Savio on guitars, Camillo Colleluori on drums, and Andrea Buratto (Secret Sphere, Hell in The Club) on bass.

“We are very proud to be part of the Frontiers family and get the chance to release the first Eternal Idol album,” says the band. “We are going to put all our energy, emotion and passion in the record. The new songs are the result of our live and studio experiences and combine hard and heavy material with acoustic and orchestral elements. We managed to forge a distinctive personal style which is the result of the background of each musician.”

The band is set to enter the studio in the summer of 2016 and looks forward to releasing a debut album in early 2017. Fans of hard rock and melodic metal with power, symphonic and progressive influences should stay tuned for this one! Follow the band on Facebook at this location. More...

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