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Metal News for March 30, 2015

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39 news articles posted on this day.

The Oklahoma Kid Posts Guitar Video

German outfit The Oklahoma Kid just released a guitar playthrough video clip for the brand new track "Pantomime," which can be seen in the YouTube player below. The Oklahoma Kid consists of:

Tomm Swasthik - Vocals
Fred Stoelzel - Guitar
Felix Bergmann - Guitar
Robert Elfenbein - Bass
David J. Burtscher - Drums

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Dreadnought Streaming "Domination Of The Void"

Polish death metal outfit Dreadnought has a new four-track demo release online for streaming titled "Domination Of The Void," which can be heard in the Bandcamp player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Death To The False Emperor 04:34
2. PanzerKampfWagen 03:00
3. Ronin's March 04:20
4. Mother Goat 05:04 More...

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Orkan Signs With Dark Essence

Bergen-based Dark Essence Records has announced the signing of black metal band Orkan and is set to release the band’s sophomore full-length album “Livlaus” later this year.

Orkan's four-man lineup was formed in 2008 by Taake’s live guitarist Gjermund Fredheim and ex- Byfrost drummer Rune Ness. Having been joined by former Grimnorth bassist Sindre Hillesdal and frontman Einar Fjelldal (ex-Gravemachine), Orkan released debut full-length album “Crimson Canvas” in 2012.

Whilst “Crimson Fields” is, as described by the band, “a self-financed, thrashy album,” Orkan has left that sound behind and taken the musical vision in a much darker direction. More...

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GosT Releasing "Behemoth"

GosT's unique blend of retro horror has finally hit full stride in a aggressively beautiful debut album "Behemoth" with slicing bass grooves and evolving atmospheres.

This is part slasher film, part monster movie, part late-night danceclub desperation, with equal amounts of influence from 1980s horror flicks, 1990s black metal, and a touch of 2000s club electro.

The album features cover art hand-drawn by French duo Førtifem, and it will officially drop on April 28th, 2015. More...

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Full Devil Jacket Posts Full Album

Full Devil Jacket is streaming all of the new LP "Valley Of Bones" today - listen below, courtesy of Billboard.com. Catch the band live on these dates:

April 10 - Johnson City, TN (Capone’s)
April 11 - Wilmington, NC (Ziggy’s)
April 12 - Winston Salem, NC (Ziggy’s)
April 14 - Knoxville, TN (The International)
April 16 - Chattanooga, TN (Rhythm & Brews)
April 17 - Birmingham, AL (Zydeco) More...

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Archspire Posts Guitar Playthrough

Technical death metal force Archspire just released a guitar playthrough video for the track "Seven Crowns and the Oblivion Chain." Check it out below.

The track, featuring guitarists Dean Lamb and Tobi Morelli, is taken from the band's new album "The Lucid Collective." The full track listing is:

1. Lucid Collective Somnambulation
2. Scream Feeding
3. The Plague of AM
4. Fathom Infinite Depth
5. Join Us Beyond
6. Seven Crowns and the Oblivion Chain
7. Kairos Chamber
8. Spontaneous Generation More...

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The Contortionist Announces Upcoming Shows

The Contortionist has announced a string of upcoming headlining U.S. tour dates alongside Chon and Auras. Dates for the trek are as follows:

5/9 - Davey's Uptown - Kansas City, MO
5/10 - The Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
5/11 - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
5/12 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
5/14 - Mesa Music Hall - El Paso, TX
5/15 - Jack's Patio Bar - San Antonio, TX
5/16 - Trees - Dallas, TX
5/17 - The Abbey - Memphis, TN
5/19 - Fubar - St. Louis, MO
5/20 - Expo Five - Louisville, KY
5/21 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
5/23 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
5/24 - The Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA
5/26 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
5/27 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
5/29 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
5/30 - The Shelter - Detroit, MI More...

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Sworn In Streams New Single

Sworn In's new album "Lovers/The Devil" comes out on April 7th via Razor & Tie Records. Today the band releases a new single off the album titled "Lay With Me," which can be heard below courtesy of Altpress.com. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Sweetheart
2. Sugar Lips
3. I Don't Really Love You
4. Oliolioxinfree
5. Waltz
6. Pins and Needles
7. Lay With Me
8. Weeping Willow
9. Pocket Full of Posies
10. Sunshine
11. Scissors
12. Sour
13. Love Drunk More...

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Infesting Swarm Streams Entire New Album

The defiant black/death metallers from Infesting Swarm today stream online the entirety of their debut album, "Desolation Road." Give it a listen below, courtesy of Zero Tolerance.

Hailing from Germany, Infesting Swarm has been quietly and patiently perfecting its craft for the past eight years, waiting for the right moment to unveil this momentous creation. At last, it is here, and the band's debut album swells and surges with a glorious melancholy without losing its metallic might. The album's track listing is:

1. Dead Transmission
2. Ending
3. Desperation
4. Year Of No Light
5. Abandoned Life
6. Der Lauf der Zeit
7. Horizon On Fire
8. Desolation Road More...

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He Whose Ox Is Gored Announces U.S. Tour

Fresh off the "Rumors" 7” release last October, the Seattle doomgazers from He Whose Ox Is Gored will embark on a national tour this April, which will include Midwest and East Coast stops for the first time. The tour kicks off in Seattle on April 5th with Witchripper and A God or Another at Narwhal.

The band’s full-length debut "The Camel, The Lion, The Child" is slated for release this Fall on Bleeding Light Records, as well as more new material that will also surface in 2015. See the band live on these dates:

4/5 Seattle, WA @ Narwhal Tour kick off w/ Witchripper and A God or Another
4/7 Missoula, MT @ Palace Lounge
4/8 Fargo, ND @ New Direction
4/9 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
4/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
4/14 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
4/15 Boston, MA @ PA’s Lounge
4/16 Worchester, MA @ Ralph’s
4/19 St. Louis, MO @ The Lemp
4/20 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
4/21 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
4/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
4/23 Boise, ID @ Crux
4/24 Spokane, WA @ The Pin

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Overkill Signs Worldwide Deal With Nucear Blast

New Jersey's thrash outfit Overkill is proud to announce a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records.

Previously signed to the label in Europe only, a special box set comprised of the band’s entire back catalog will be the first worldwide release on Nuclear Blast, due out this Fall and coinciding with a co-headlining North American tour with fellow Jersey natives & progressive metal juggernauts Symphony X.

"Overkill is now a part of the Nuclear Blast family for the entire world,” states band manager John Finberg. “I have worked with the U.S. office on various projects as of late and they have a true understanding of what to do and how to do it. This upcoming box set is the start of the next chapter in the band’s career.”

Nuclear Blast label manager Gerardo commented on the signing of Overkill: “NB is proud to announce a world-wide deal with Overkill. We’ve worked with them outside North America for the past few years, but it was time to extend the deal and have them join the North American family as well. Nuclear Blast America welcomes the legends!”

Overkill ocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth shares the following about the upcoming tour: “This should just kill! Pure Jersey, power, and class!” More...

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth Gears Up For Tour

Seattle's Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth will bring apocalyptic tidings to the streets next month for a run of West Coast performances.

Slated to launch on May 21st on the band's home turf, the trek will quake eight stages through May 30th in Boise and follows the trio's previously announced record release show at The Columbia City Theater in Seattle, with additional live dates to be broadcast in the weeks to come.

Comments Doyle: "After having done our first U.S. West Coast tour back in 2012, we are stoked to be able to bring our songs out on the road once again to a town near you. We look forward to seeing our friends and making new ones as we trudge the highways with 1,500 filthy watts of amplification and drums big enough to be heard from the other side of a mountain range."

4/18/2015 The Columbia City Theater - Seattle, WA
5/21/2015 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA w/ Baba Yaga
5/22/2015 Dante's - Portland, OR w/ Atriarch, Rabbits
5/23/2015 Starlight Lounge - Sacramento, CA
5/24/2015 Parkside - San Francisco, CA
5/27/2015 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/28/2015 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
5/29/2015 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
5/30/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID More...

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Upon Graves Posts Lyric Video

The american band Upon Graves, dedicated to Swedish style black metal, just released a lyric video for the song "Morning Star," taken from the group's debut album "Ravenous Chaos."

Check out the lyric video below, and you can download "Ravenous Chaos" at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. Embraced by Eternal Darkness 03:44
2. Burning Blackthorn 05:42
3. Descended from the Devil 03:41
4. Hell's Beauty 03:46
5. Morning Star 03:21
6. Ruler of the Eastern Throne 03:40
7. The Shadow of Death 04:13
8. Leviathan 02:34
9. 11 as 1 01:21 More...

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Dead Asylum Posts New Music Video

Vancouver, BC melodic death/thrash outfit Dead Asylum has unleashed a new music video for "Forgotten Sacrifice" - check out what happens when a leg meets a cheese grater below.

Directed and produced by Joshua Keith Young, the video is in support of the "General Carnage" album, which is available on iTunes and CD Baby. Vocalist / guitarist Mike Lister comments:

"We had a disturbingly fun time filming the video. All the actors and crew were great and unbelievably professional. Josh [director] was amazing at bringing out the best in the cast and definitely brought the best out in us. We can’t thank him enough for it! It’s exciting to be able to give people a look into the idea of Dead Asylum."

Director Joshua Keith Young also had this to say: "The creative team wanted to make sure the video told a story but embodied the band’s personality as well. ‘Forgotten Sacrifice’ does a great job of featuring the band while telling a captivating and dramatic story that will affect people on an emotional level. Those words don’t often come to mind when describing a metal video, but the cast and crew are confident that when viewers see what’s being held captive in a barren dog crate, they’ll likely feel the same."

See the band live on these shows:

May 30 - Vancouver, BC - Invisible Orange Metal Cruise
June 5 - Calgary, AB - Lord Neslon's - Calgary Metalfest
July 17-18 - Armstrong, BC - Hassen Arena - Armstrong Metalfest More...

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Spectral Darkwave Posts Full Album Online

Spectral Darkwave's new album "Last First Contact" is out today and can now be streamed in full below. You can also pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here.

Spectral Darkwave weaves through elements of death metal with an emphasis on doom, and melds everything together with the clever use of synths and various keys creating an out-of-this world sound. The band comments:

“'Last First Contact' will unleash a journey into the many hells of mankind, with each song forming an exhibit in the grotesque gallery of human endeavour. The album weaves a tapestry of horror wrought on the cries of bereft mothers, nuclear strikes and epic orchestral flourishes.” More...

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Denizen Streams "Enter Truckman"

French stoner rock outfit Denizen is streaming today the new song “Enter Truckman,” taken from the forthcoming album “Troubled Waters.”

Check out this new track below, and you can also hear the previous song "Whore Smoker" at this location. “Troubled Waters” will be released April 6th, 2015 on CD/DD via Argonauta Records. More...

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Bladecatcher Releasing "Obverse" EP

Bladecatcher is gearing up to release a new EP on April 13th, 2015 via EEE Recordings. The label comments:

"Bladecatcher's 'Obverse' EP has a primarily orthodox, almost primitive death metal sound/structure and hints of technicality. It's a fucking mammoth, well written chunk of dark and twisted death, by a guy who can play the hell out of his instruments. Every riff is blazing fast and incredibly addictive, so much so you'll surely run through this EP three times in a row without difficulty.

"After the demise of the decade long musical excursion known as Njiqahdda, main songwriter E. had a burning desire to create the heaviest, most crushing music that he could. In that desire, Bladecatcher was born. Created in late 2014 (and recorded in 2015), the debut 'Obverse' showcases uncompromising, unapologetic and utterly crushing death metal. Unchallenged cosmic Slam/Death from Colorado."

The track listing is:

01. Obverse
02. Disemboweling the Moon-goddess
03. Bow-star and Nibir More...

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Shockwave Releasing Full Discography

Organized Crime Records will be the ones to blame for bringing Shockwave out of reclusion, through the disbursing of a vinyl edition of the group's entire discography for Record Store Day, before returning back into the shadows, maybe forever again.

In 1996, before the revivals and campy blockbusters, Shockwave created a phenomenon in a remote, frozen lake-effect wasteland. Little is known about the clandestine group, but the band's mission to pay homage to the glory days with blistering dive bombs and barking dual vocals was clear. And although the future for Shockwave is unclear, the legacy is unmistakable.

Organized Crime Records is pleased to announce the release of the complete Shockwave discography, "The World Is Ours," for Record Store Day, April 18th, 2015. Packaged as a double LP and flexi 7"/decoder set in gatefold jacket, "The World Is Ours" documents all forty hard-to-find cadences for the first time. More...

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Teethgrinder Announces Album, Tour Dates

Lifeforce Records' latest signing - the Dutch grindcore outfit Teethgrinder - will support Tombs and Black Anvil on the "Savage Death" European tour. Dates are available below.

Teethgrinder's Lifeforce Records debut album “Misanthropy” will be out on May 25th in Europe. See the band live on these dates:

09.04.2015 DE - Berlin @ Cassiopeia
10.04.2015 DE - Kassel @ K19
12.04.2015 UK - Manchester @ Roadhouse
13.04.2015 UK - Glasgow @ Audio
14.04.2015 UK - Bristol @ The Fleece
15.04.2015 UK - London @ Boston Music Room
16.04.2015 FR - Antwerpen @ Kavka
17.04.2015 FR - Lille @ TBA
18.04.2015 FR - Paris @ Glazart, Doomed Gatherings
19.04.2015 FR - Lille @ TBA
20.04.2015 DE - München @ Feierwerk
21.04.2015 DE - Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
22.04.2015 CZ - Prague @ 007
23.04.2015 HU - Budapest @ Club 202

More live dates
24.05.2015 NL - Den Haag @ Metalcon
30.05.2015 DE - Torgau @ Grind The Nazi Scum Festival
08.07.2015 CZ - Prague @ Thirst For Grind
09.07.2015 CZ - Trutnov @ Obscene Extreme Festival
11.07.2015 NL - Hogeveen @ Graveland Festival More...

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Suppuration Reveals New Album

Colombia's Suppuration has revealed full details for the forthcoming studio album "Devouring Your Prayers."

"It's like trumpets playing to commence the carnage prior to the apocalypse," states guitarist / vocalist Julian S. when asked about the album. "That's what the new album sounds like. A brutal mix that is like the soundtrack to the end of the world; heavy riffs, extreme blast beats and pagan driven themes. 'Devouring Your Prayers' is without a doubt one of the best albums we have worked on which reached a new level of execution. We aimed to make it one of the best albums in it's genre."

Featuring artwork from tattooist Miguel "DarK" Bautista, "Devouring Your Prayers" was recorded by George Sarmiento at New Sound Studio in Bogota, Colombia and mixed / mastered by Joseph Cincotta at Full Force Studios (Suffocation, Mortal Decay, Dehumanized) in Ronkonkoma, NY.

The "Devouring Your Prayers" album is set for release on June 8th in the U.K. / June 9th in the U.S via Gore House Productions as a CD and digital download. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Art of Obscenity
2. Divine Punishment
3. Trinity of Perversions
4. At the Gates of Dementia
5. Fucking Metal-Hipsters
6. Burning of Priests
7. My Hands Love the Knife
8. Blinded by the Gods
9. Devouring Your Prayers
10. Dark Elite More...

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GWAR Announces Record Store Day Festivities

Fresh off the announcement of the 2015 GWAR-B-Q, the intergalactic overlords from GWAR have confirmed they will be taking part in the annual Record Store Day Festivities on Saturday, April 18th.

Just how exactly do they plan on doing this? First, Metal Blade Records will releasing an exclusive Record Store Day double LP edition of GWAR's third opus "America Must Be Destroyed." Previously only available on import vinyl from the UK, this exclusive version which has been meticulously recreated by the slaves of GWAR, features the original color insert with lyrics, an official (looking) certificate of authenticity and a killer pop up of GWAR's pet dinosaur Gor Gor! Additionally, it is confirmed that on April 21st the Grammy nominated classic "Phallus in Wonderland" will be reissued on DVD in a convenient CD sized package.

But that's not enough for GWAR. The band has planned a special Record Store Day appearance as well. This once in a lifetime opportunity takes place at Asylum Records April 18th from 12:00 - 3:00pm located at 108 W Main St in Mesa, Arizona. On this day you will be able to worship at the feet of the almighty GWAR, get your albums signed and if they deem you worthy, maybe even get a picture with them. There will be special giveaways and raffles including a one of a kind airbrushed guitar signed by the band!

"I used to like Chinese food, now I don't give a fuck," said guitarist Pustulus Maximus when asked about Record Store Day.

Of course, GWAR could not make it to Arizona without the help of their personal slaves. So in order to get the slaves to agree to help, GWAR has agreed to let the slaves appear as "RAWG" and play a special show that evening at the Nile Theater across the street from Asylum in Mesa, AZ. The doors open at 5:30 PM. "These working conditions are inhumane. Thanks, Obama," said a nameless slave.

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Carnal Blasphemy Signs With Gore House

Gore House Productions is proud to announce the signing of Colombian powerhouse Carnal Blasphemy. This Bogota-based trio performs brutal death metal with extreme precision and technical execution.

"Carnal Blasphemy is pleased to announce the first full length entitled 'Liars Made Authority,' will be released via American label Gore House Productions," stated bassist / vocalist Jhon Molina. "This great news is joy for us and is dedicated to all our fans. Expect more news soon. Cheers and hope you like our music!!"

The "Liars Made Authority" album is set for release late Summer 2015. The first single "Purification Through Violence" can be heard below. More...

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Byzantine Streams Full New Album

Byzantine has taken its monstrous sound to new heights with "To Release Is To Resolve," and thanks to our friends at Revolver Magazine, you can stream the album from the progressive thrash titans in its entirety below prior to its April 7th release via CEN/RED Distribution.

"To Release Is To Resolve" finds Byzantine picking up where it left off with 2013’s self-titled comeback album. Front-man Chris “OJ” Ojeda and drummer Matt Wolfe reunited with Jay Hannon to handle engineering and mixing duties for album no. 5, also marking bassist Sean Sydnor and guitarist Brian Henderson’s debut recording with Byzantine. Catch the band live on these dates:

April 04 – Huntington, WV – The Vclub
April 17 – Beckley, WV – Muncheez Bar & Grill
April 18 – Parkersburg, WV – Sixpence Pub & Eatery More...

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Stearica Releases "Delta" Video

Turin, Italy's instrumental trio Stearica just released the band's first official video, created for the poignant movement, "Delta," as the newest single to be released from the band's upcoming "Fertile" LP.

Check out the video below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. The clip fuses a concept by Gabriele Ottino and Stearica and was directed and edited by Gabriele Ottino and produced by Superbudda. You can also catch the band live on these dates:

4/25/2015 The Blue Room - Blackpool, UK
4/27/2015 The Hope and Ruin - Brighton, UK
4/28/2015 The Old Blue Last - London, UK More...

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Gruesome Streaming Self-Titled Song

Channeling inspiration from one of death metal's most revered, founding American acts - the almighty Death - into its own mangled interpretations, Gruesome's impending "Savage Land" debut is a delightfully horrid slab of late-'80s/early-'90s Florida-styled death metal created in homage to the late Chuck Schuldiner's early masterworks.

Uniting members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, Derketa and more, with "Savage Land," the collective is humbly determined to keep the sound and spirit of Death alive as sincerely and authentically as possible.

As a precursor to Savage Land's official release next month via Relapse Records, today Noisey offers up namesake track "Gruesome" for communal enjoyment.

Elaborates guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, "Okay, full confession: I always wanted to be in a band that had an eponymous song, like Iron Maiden or Angel Witch. It's the kind of thing you really need to do on your first album, though. With 'Gruesome,' I felt like it was the right thing to do. It's almost like a mission statement, and since, 'sounds exactly like '87-'91 Death' doesn't really roll off the tongue, I figured 'Gruesome' would work.

"It was one of the last songs we wrote for the album and it's definitely one of my favorites. The lyrics are kind of a Cliff's Notes on Scream Bloody Gore, from the burning bodies of 'Infernal Death' in the first verse to the zombie army of SBG's title track in the last one. Anyway, I think it's one of the better tunes we came up with and I hope you agree." More...

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Upon Shadows Working On New Album

Female-fronted dark metal act Upon Shadows just announced the band is working on a new album called "Between The Southern Cross & The Northern Star," which will be released on October 18th, 2015.

Upon Shadow's Tamara Picardo comments: "This new album is a reflective and very personal vision where capricious keyboard melodies get mixed with poetry and the most pure dark metal that our female souls can be able to create."

The previous Upon Shadows single "Andromeda" can also be heard in the Bandcamp player provided below. More...

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Unmothered Releasing "U M B R A"

Crowquill Records is happy to announce that the label will be releasing "U M B R A" by Austin noisemakers Unmothered.

While Crowquill is generally known for albums by acts on the more progressive side of the post-metal spectrum, Unmothered is completely different from anything the label has released thus far - this is heavy stuff, a cross between doom and sludge with a dash of black metal thrown in for good measure.

The "U M B R A" will be unveiled on May 26th, 2015 and the track listing is as follows:

1. Magnetar
2. Huntress
3. Scarp More...

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Amestigon Releasing "Thier"

At long last, one of the unsung pillars of the Austrian black metal scene returns to reclaim its throne: W.T.C. Productions proudly presents Amestigon's monumental second album, "Thier," set for international release on May 28th. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Demiurg
2. 358
3. Hochpolung
4. Thier More...

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Nocternity Streaming Album's Title Track

Ancient Greek black metal band Nocternity today premiere the new track "Harps of the Ancient Temples" - listen in below, thanks to Cvlt Nation.

The song is the title track off the album of the same name, set for international release on April 17th via Iron Bonehead Productions. The band's first full-length in 12 years, "Harps of the Ancient Temples" has been an epic in the making. In the mid 2000s, Nocternity was prolific on the EP front, first releasing "A Fallen Unicorn" in 2004 - itself a companion record to the cult classic "Onyx," from 2003 - and then split 7"s with various bands. Then came the "Harps of the Ancient Temples" 7" in 2007, which was set to begin the next chapter in Nocternity's story...and then silence for another five years, until a self-titled 7" was quietly released in 2012 in an edition of just 300 copies.

During that whole time, however, main visionary K.D. was hard at work crafting LP#3 and taking care through his label, Kyrck Productions, reissuing some of the lost jewels of the early '90s scene. “This album has been in the works for a decade now," he reveals. "It was recorded twice with different members. The first, digital version was pre-produced in Switzerland, Hellas, and Sweden. The analog version was recorded at Studio 5 in Athens, and this is the version that prevailed.”

And prevail it has: "Harps of the Ancient Temples" is black metal from a lost time. "This album is not as complex as Onyx," says K.D., quite rightly. "The music has been stripped to the essentials…back to basics. It aims to be hypnotic and to take the listeners to our musical landscapes, delivering what we have in our souls and what we consider to be the black metal feeling.” More...

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Blaze Of Perdition Releasing New Album

Agonia Records is proud to announce the signing of the rising Polish black metal force, Blaze Of Perdition.

Both parties are excited in this new venture and are pleased to announce that the band's third full-length album will be titled "Near Death Revelations." The album is scheduled to be released this June, with the cover artwork available below.

After a tragic road accident in November 2013, the band's career was open to doubt, but the event did not manage to slow Blaze Of Perdition for long. The upcoming "Near Death Revelations" album will refer directly to those past experiences. The track listing is as follows:

1. Królestwo Niczyje
2. Into the Void Again
3. When Mirrors Shatter
4. Dreams Shall Flesh
5. Cold Morning Fears
6. The Tunnel
7. Of No Light More...

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Impellitteri Releases "Venom" Music Video

Impellitteri released a music video for the new track "Venom." The song is the title track form the upcoming new album set for release on April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America via Frontiers Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Venom
2. Empire Of Lies
3. We Own The Night
4. Nightmare
5. Face The Enemy
6. Dominoe Theory
7. Jehova
8. Rise
9. Time Machine
10. Holding On
11. Rock Through The Night (Bonus Track)
12. Reach For the Sky (Bonus Track)

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Kambrium Posts Demo Of New Song

German melodic death metal act Kambrium released a demo track video for the new song "Season of the Sea Witch." The song will appear on the band's upcoming third full length album (as of yet untitled) and follow up to the 2013 album "Dark Reveries" (see review here).

Check out "Season of the Sea Witch" here:

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Stoneghost Posts Preview For "New Age Of Old Ways"

U.K.'s Stoneghost released a preview clip for the new album "New Age of Old Ways." The album is set to drop on April 13th via Mascot Label Group.

With previous storming sets at Bloodstock and Hammerfest the band has drawn comparisons to Pantera, Lamb of God, Down and Corrosions of Conformity.

The track list is:

1. Faceless Ghost
2. Devil's Motion
3. All They Need Is The Light
4. Second To Breathe
5. The Sound Remains
6. Raynardine
7. Sleeper
8. Your Trigger, My Finger
9. Third Degree
10. Let Sleeping Beasts Lie
11. Mother Of All Bastards (demo)

Check out the preview here: More...

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J.D. Overdrive Posts Lyric Video For New Track

Polish southern metal act J.D. Overdrive released a lyric video for the new track "Wreckage, Part II." The song appears on the upcoming new release "The Kindest of Deaths," which is set for release on April 13, 2015 via Metal Mind Productions.

The track list for the album is:

1. Wreckage, Part I
2. Crippled King
3. The Lesser Evil
4. The Fury in Me
5. Dull Knives and Dead Friends
6. Seeds and Stones
7. The Greater Good
8. Demon Days
9. Wreckage, Part II
10. A Painful Reminder
11. The Kindest of Deaths More...

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Tristana Releases "Fallen" Music Video

Slovakian metal act Tristana released a music video for the new track "Fallen." The song appears on the band's new release "Virtual Crime," which drops tomorrow, March 31st, via Bakerteam Records.

The track list is:

1. Resurrection
2. Fallen
3. Wasted Time
4. Bloody Snow
5. Beg for Death
6. Jannie's Dying
7. Belladonna Deadly Nightshade
8. Killer
9. Lost the Whole Life
10. Hunting Fever
11. Ending (Outro)

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Veld Premieres New Song

Hailing from Poland & Belarus death metal veterans of Veld are streaming a brand new song titled "Annihilation of Divinity/Trust Upon Ignorance" taken from the upcoming album "Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian".

The album is set to drop April 8th in a limited-edition, six-panel digipack with 20 pages of artwork via Lacerated Enemy Records. It can be ordered in physical form here. Digital pre-orders are available at this location.

Check out now "Annihilation of Divinity/Trust Upon Ignorance" below.

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The Storyteller Posts New Video

Swedish power metal act The Storyteller is streaming a new fan made video for the track "As I Die," which is taken from the band's sixth full length studio release titled "Sacred Fire." Check it out in the player below (courtesy of Ygor Knight). More...

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Dark Sermon’s Touring Van Stolen

The touring van of Tampa, FL metal outfit Dark Sermon was stolen in Clearwater a mere week before the band's planned touring. States the band about the theft on their Facebook site:

"In the spirit of no good news going unpunished, we are troubled to inform you that we just found out that our van has been stolen. Thankfully, our equipment was not inside and we were not on tour at the time. The missing vehicle is a white 2000 Dodge Ram 3500. The license tag is 839 TEF. It was last seen at US19 and Sunset in Clearwater, FL. We leave for a 2.5 month tour a week from today, as some of you know, so this is a very dire situation.

"We have filed a police report, and we believe we have security camera footage of the man who took it. If you could please SHARE this post on your Facebook and spread awareness about this incident, we might be able to catch the thief and maybe even get our van back. Any and all posts and help are appreciated more than you know. Thank you to everyone in advance for your support." More...

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Chris Adler To Guest On New Megadeth Album

After numerous photo and video-teases over the last weeks, it has now been finally made official that Megadeth hired drummer Chris Adler of Lamb Of God to play on the band's new album.

States Megadeth about the collaboration: "Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants Megadeth, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal Lamb Of God, will join original bassist David Ellefson in the creation of Megadeth's anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to Megadeth's roots." More...

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