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Metal News for April 20, 2015

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Six Feet Under Streams "Gruesome" Track

In just two weeks, the iconic death metal giants from Six Feet Under will unleash the bestial wares of their "Crypt Of The Devil" full-length via Metal Blade Records.

The band's eleventh studio recording boasts ten brutalic slabs of audio repugnance. Following the release of the "Stab" track, today the song "Gruesome" also comes online.

Give it a listen below, courtesy of No Clean Singing. "Crypt Of The Devil" will see release via Metal Blade Records on May 5th, 2015. More...

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Die Choking Finishes Work On New Album

Philadelphia's frenzied Die Choking trio has completed the arduous recording sessions for a debut LP, which will see release later this year. The following press release was issued about the coming album:

"Packing an incomprehensibly manic dose of their most uncompromising material yet, Die CDhoking recorded their maiden full-length at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania with Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted, Cop Problem).

"Following in the tradition of the band's prior two 7" EPs -- the self-titled debut and follow-up, 'II,' both released through The Compound Recs in 2014 -- the first full-length recording from Die Choking will pick up where 'II' left off with eleven new tracks, bringing forth movements eleven through twenty-two.

"With even faster BPM-rates and more complicated arrangements employed in the design work of the songs, and more elements of hardcore punk and crust merging with the band's blinding speed/grind metal, the impending LP from Philly's most unhinged act promises to be one of the most violent, high-speed releases of 2015. Additional details on 'III' will be announced in the weeks ahead."

A brief video teaser from the recording sessions of Die Choking's "III" has been leaked and can be seen below. More...

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P.O.D. Releasing "The Awakening"

Hard rock outfit P.O.D. is apparently still trucking along, and joins the slew of '90s bands that are releasing new material this year.

Guitarist Marcos Curiel announced to Texas radio station KFMX that the band's new album will be titled "The Awakening," with an August release date to be preceded by a single dropping in May. Hear all about it in the interview below.

New album "The Awakening" follows "Murdered Love" from 2012 and the "SoCal Sessions" from 2014.

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Eric Peterson Announces New Dragonlord Album

Testament's Eric Peterson was interviewed by Robbs MetalWorks at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, Texas on April 6th.

In this new video interview, available below, Peterson finally gives a long-overdue update on DragonLord, which hasn't released an album since 2005. He comments: “I’m working on that right now, I’m actually mixing it right now. It’s gonna be out in ’16, it’s called 'Dominion.' It’s gonna be really killer, I’m excited about that!”

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Black Veil Brides Cancels Two Shows

Vocalist Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming shows in Chile and Buenos Aires:

"It's with a heavy heart that I have to share with the BVB Army in Chile and Buenos Aires that due to an unforeseen family emergency I am forced to postpone the next two shows.

"We do however plan to still come to Brazil at the Monsters of rock festival in São Paulo and we are currently working to reschedule the 2 postponed shows.

"Again I am deeply sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you but I promise that we will make the shows up to you in a timely fashion. All of my love."

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Anuryzm Releases New Lyric Video

Anurzym has a new lyric clip online for the song "Humanoid," which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

"Ladies & gentlemen, we are proud to present a video for our brand new single 'Humanoid.' This is the first official single from the new album 'All Is Not For All' set to be released on June 15th, 2015 via Melodic Revolution Records.

"Video created by Cloud Music Typography. 'All Is Not For All' features guest performances by Michael LePond, Charlie Zeleny, Uri Dijk, and Christopher Chaplin."

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Listen To Guitarists Playing Guitars

Former Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake has released the first single from his upcoming debut solo album, "Old Rake," which features instrumental guitar encompassing a myriad of styles, including flat-out shredding, classical, progressive, melodic and acoustic.

The album is due to be released on June 22nd in Europe and June 23rd in the USA. The first track, "Guitarists Playing Guitars," which made its debut last night on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, showcases the six-string shredder's fretwork and features special guest appearances from the likes of Gary Holt, James Murphy, and Josh Middleton. Also featured is sticksman Mike Heller, who performs drums on the entire album.

Listen to "Guitarists Playing Guitars" now at Spotify here. Ol Drake also comments: "Behold the first single from the already-rusty 'Old Rake'. This song was written by trying to write the cheesiest riff possible and going from there.

"I was speaking to Gary Holt and he said he'd like to solo on the album, and it just happened that when he'd said that I'd reached the main 'solo section' in its writing process. Then I Thought 'I might as well go all out'. James got involved and I couldn't believe it; to have two of my idols from growing up on one of MY songs was mind-blowing. I then asked my friend, Josh, from Sylosis, who is a ridiculous shredder, and my other friend, Amit. I met Amit through his working at a metal magazine publication, but mainly from at festivals involving alcohol; ridiculous shredder, too!

"Do not take a full impression of the whole album from this song; every track is different. Hope you enjoy my cheese-fest of 'Guitarists Playing Guitars'!"

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Schammasch Streaming "Inri" Re-Release

Spiritual black metal outfit Schammasch has unveiled a stream for "Inri," a track from the upcoming reissue of debut album “Sic Lvceat Lvx,” which is due out May 18th.

Vocalist C.S.R. defined the track as being “one of the few groove songs we’ve written so far – thrashy, simple, forthright and still a great one to play live. Unlike its usual meaning as the cross inscription, the letters ‘INRI’ refer to the alchemist aphorism ‘Igne Natura Renovatur Integra,’ pointing out purification through the flame of consciousness.”

Having originally been released as a limited-edition CD, “Sic Lvceat Lvx” has been freshly revamped with new artwork from Valnoir (Behemoth, Watain, The Black Dahlia Murder) and remastered for worldwide release – including the album’s first-ever vinyl pressing – via Prosthetic Records. More...

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Odin's Court Posts New Video

Odin's Court just released a music video for "And the Answer Is...” taken off the "Turtles All The Way Down" album.

The clip was filmed by Paul Muirhead and produced, directed, and edited by Matt Brookins of D2C Studios. Check it out below.

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Blindead Brings On New Member, Recording Album

Blindead has checked in with the following announcement about bringing on Jan Galbas to record guitars and vocals for the band's upcoming album:

"It is time to say it out loud! We're proud to announce that our friend Jan Galbas of the mighty Ampacity, Octopussy and many more...teams up with Blindead for the new record!

"Jan will play guitar and will handle vocals together with Matteo Bassoli. We're closing to the end of the writing process and the studio sessions will start on the 1st of July. This time we will record live at Raven Studio in Poland. The release is planned for the beginning of 2016 via Mystic Production." More...

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Shining Signs With Spinefarm

Shining - the Norwegian band with saxophones, not the Swedish group - has joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see a new studio album released later this year supported by international touring. The label issued this press release:

"The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter Jørgen Munkeby, Norwegian collective Shining, fresh from a European tour guesting with Devin Townsend, have been breaking down musical barriers for the past 15 years, mixing progressive, technical metal, jazz, avant-garde and experimental sounds with cutting-edge visuals and blazing live performances.

"Along the way, Munkeby, a skilled saxophonist and guitarist, a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music, has released a number of Shining albums, collected awards, toured with the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan and Arch Enemy, and effectively forged a whole new musical genre.

"Just as Venom created 'Black Metal' in the early '80s, Shining can proudly put their name to 'Blackjazz,' also the title of their 2010 album, a Top 10 record in Norway. Following 'Blackjazz' was the excellent O'ne One One' (2013), and now it's time for studio album number seven, the title of which is TBA. More...

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Grethor Premieres Full New EP

Grethor recorded new EP "Cloaked In Decay” between August 2014 and February 2015 at drummer Anthony Rouse’s home studio in Virginia, Simon Callahan’s studio in Maryland, and Lady of Noise Studios.

Simon Callahan (Midnight Eye, Permafrost) engineered and mixed the album, with additional engineering by Joseph Mitra and mastering handled by Colin Marston (Gorgots, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves studios in Queens, N.Y. Artwork for this EP was created by Niklas Sundin of Dark Tranquillity.

With the EP due to drop tomorrow, today we're giving an exclusive sneak peek of the whole album in advance. "Cloaked In Decay” takes both traditional and avant-garde black metal and fuses it with a chaotic barrage of dark death metal riffs, laced with hooks and grooves. Give it a listen below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. The full track listing is:

1. Wraith
2. Misery of Ignorance
3. Somnia Malum Infinitum
4. Hemispheres Decaying
5. Organic Tomb More...

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The Begotten Hides "Behind The Sun"

Poughkeepsie, NY metal band The Begotten has released a music video for the track "Behind The Sun," which is included on the group's demo debut "Dehiscence" released independently earlier this year.

The video was directed by Ignacio Orellana and can be seen below. The "Dehiscence" track listing is as follows:

1. Behind The Sun
2. Flesh Possessor
3. Dehiscence More...

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Cradle Of Filth Unveils New Album Artwork

Cradle Of Filth today unveils the alluring yet harrowing cover artwork for upcoming 11th studio album and opus nocturne entitled "Hammer Of The Witches." Fiendish main man and vocalist Dani Filth explained the provocative cover:

“The artwork for 'Hammer Of The Witches' was created by Latvian Artist Arthur Berzinsh and is a lavish walk-through of the lyricism, drawing on rich Renaissance themes and displaying them in beautiful yet unsettling scenarios. Half of the detailed pieces are totally original for the release, others are Berzinsh classics cunningly tailored to the themes of the album, which are themes rife with heady witchcraft, be it persecution, retribution or unfettered spiritual liberation. The female form is rampant throughout the artwork, unashamedly displayed in its classical rendition of beauty... and horror.”

Arthur Berzinsh is best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings, postmodern interpretations of classic myths, and refined hooliganism in the playground of contemporary art. Arthur Berzinsh explains his artwork and concepts: More...

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Dirty Shirt Posts Album Trailer

Romanian outfit Dirty Shirt is set to release new record "Dirtylicious" on April 26th, 2015. "Dirtylicious" is the group's third album, the follow-up to "Freak Show," which surfaced in 2013. The following press release was issued about the coming album:

"The band managed to build a completely new musical vocabulary, based on a sonic skeleton made up of Dirty Shirt's unique blend of genres. Even if we encounter the first experiments with this brand of fusion metal on the previous releases of the band, which included hits like 'Bad Apples,' 'Freak Show,' or 'Saraca Inima Me,' 'Dirtylicious' will take everything a step further.

"The album is built on folk elements, and the studio sessions were done with artists who are masters of traditional instruments, like violin, clarinet, accordion, dulcimer and many more. Together, these musicians form the Transylvanian Folkcore Orchestra. In order to make the waiting process a little easier for the fans, Dirty Shirt decided to post a teaser preview, which showcases snippets from all the songs on the track list."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Ciocârlia
2. Moneyocracy
3. Mental Csárdás
4. Maramu’
5. Balkanique
6. Dulce-i vinu’
7. Cobzar
8. Hotii
9. Dirtylicious
10. My Art
11. Calusarii More...

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Sacrophobia Re-Issues Discography

Today Xtreem Music has re-issued the '91 and '92 demos, a '93 split release, and three previously unreleased live tracks from Spanish death metal band Sacrophobia. You can stream all of "Dark Requiems" live below, and the full track listing is as follows:

"Dead Flesh Compilation" (5-way Split '93)
01 - When Blood Boils
02 - Into the Cold Parameters of Mind
"Demo #2" (Demo '92)
03 - Deterioration
04 - Beyond the Thresholds of Utopia
05 - Penumbra
06 - Restained Repentance
"Only Death is Irreversible" (Demo '91)
07 - Intro - Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi
08 - Euthanasia
09 - Irreversible Diseases
10 - Depresion
11 - Only Death Is Real
"Live in León. Oct. '93"
12 - Solitude (unreleased)
13 - Bethought of the Lonely Tower (unreleased)
14 - On Through the Oniric Reality (unreleased)
15 - Infernal Bleeding (Obituary)
16 - Party and Fight For Your Rights (Filthy Christians) More...

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Deus Otiosus Releasing New EP

The Danish death metallers from Deus Otiosus have announced that the "Sis Mortuus Mondo" EP will be released on May 26th, 2015. The EP will contain two unreleased songs and and will be available courtesy of Godeater Records on both CD and digital formats.

The CD version will include the band's entire debut album "Murderer" (2010) as bonus material, since the original CD version of the debut album is sold out.

The cover for the EP was drawn by Copenhagen-based artist Claude Wit, who also handled the artwork for the last Deus Otiosus album "Rise" (2014). The "Sis Mortuus Mondo" track listing is:

1. Greater Horror
2. Seperatio Leprosorum

"Greater Horror" is a preview of the 4th Deus Otiosus album (expected in 2016) and "Seperatio Leprosorum" is exclusive to this EP. More...

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Slayer Finishes Recording Album

Slayer - bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, and returning drummer Paul Bostaph, along with touring guitarist Gary Holt and producer Terry Date - has completed recording an 11th studio album and the band's first new effort since 2011's "World Painted Blood."

The currently untitled album is expected out later this year, and will be released on Slayer's own, as-yet-unnamed label (through Nuclear Blast).

Slayer will tour extensively to support the new album, headlining this summer's Mayhem Festival as well as playing other major outdoor festivals and several "An Evening With..." Slayer-only concerts. The confirmed itinerary is below.

Following Slayer's studio sessions in March 2014 that yielded the track "Implode," offered by the band as a free download, Slayer recorded on and off between September and mid-January at L.A.'s Henson Studios, and is currently mixing the album. Eleven songs have been recorded, but what will end up on the final track listing is yet to be determined.

"The new songs have that iconic Slayer feel," said Nuclear Blast America's General Manager Gerardo Martinez. "Tom's vocals are probably the best I've heard in two decades, and Kerry, Paul and Gary are playing their asses of with powerful, intense performances and riffs and beats that are absolutely lethal."

Fans got a second preview of the new album this past Saturday when another one of the new songs, "When The Stillness Comes," was released as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), seven-inch vinyl picture disc exclusive for Record Store Day. You can also hear the track below.

The new album marks the first time Slayer has worked with producer Terry Date (Slipknot, Soundgarden, Deftones), Bostaph's return to the Slayer recording line-up since 2001's "God Hates Us All," and Holt's first appearance on a Slayer album. It's also the first Slayer album without the presence of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, although a Hanneman-penned song is on the final track listing. More...

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Shattered Sun Posts New Music Video

Shattered Sun just released a music video for the pulverizing title track off debut album, "Hope Within Hatred," which will be available everywhere tomorrow via Victory Records.

Vocalist Marcos Leal elaborated on the experience of shooting the band's first video: “Filming this video was kind of our first introduction to our new lives. From the drive to Chicago, the 6:00AM wake up call, and the efforts of working non-stop for the next 14 hours, the hard work and dedication put into everything is something that's going to shine. We want to give our fans the best video possible.”

“Hope Within Hatred is a song about overcoming tremendous adversity,” Leal explains. “We wanted to show people with this video that sometimes the decisions we make can dig us so far down, that it would be easier to give up than fight to get out. But we can all break through if we want it bad enough.”

You can also stream the entire new "Hope Within Hatred" album by heading over to this location. More...

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Paradise Lost Posts Lyric Video

Returning with opus number fourteen, "The Plague Within" (due out June 1st in Europe, June 2nd in North America), Paradise Lost is once again refining the chemical equation to sonic alchemy.

In anticipation of this release, the band has now teamed up with Metal Hammer for the premiere of the new lyric video for the track "No Hope In Sight." Check it out below.

Paradise Lost comments: "Check out the first track from our new album 'The Plague Within'. 'No Hope In Sight' was one of the first tracks we wrote and it reflects a blend of styles. From death metal to gothic to classic rock. It's like all eras of PL wrapped up into one track. We hope you all like it!" More...

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GWAR-B-Q Expanded To Three Days

As the craziest event of the summer draws closer, more details are emerging about the GWAR-B-Q including the first round of bands confirmed to play the event.

This year is an amazing milestone in GWAR's torrid history - 30 fucking years of death, destruction, and rock and fucking roll! Such an occasion demands more than just a one-day party. The Scumdogs have set forth a slew of satellite events to be held across Richmond over the three-day weekend of August 14th through 16th. GWAR fans will be busier and more fulfilled than during any time in their miserable existence! And before you even ask...hold your horses Bohabs, ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced soon.

In 2015 the GWAR-B-Q will be nothing short of outrageous, a wet-n-wild orgy of hard music, super cool art, and delicious food. This year's three day birthday bash will be held, horns high, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad's Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231) in beautiful and historic Richmond, Virginia, the only city crazy enough to have produced the slaves of GWAR.

The event's expansion to a full three day weekend includes the annual kick-off party, the B4BQ, swelling to two RVA venues, The National and The Broadberry, on Friday, August 14th. A new closing party, The Brutal Brunch, will be launched on Sunday, August 16th, giving destination fans an opportunity to check out the new GWARbar.

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Gamma Pulse Posts "Nostalgia" Video

The debut full-length album “Dead But Dreaming” from Indianapolis, IN’s Gamma Pulse is out now, and available for streaming at this location. Today the band releases a video for "Nostalgia," which can be seen below.

“Dead But Dreaming” is out on CD at Best Buy, FYE, Amazon, and MerchNow. The album can be downloaded at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and BandCamp. The track listing is as follows:

01. Metanoia
02. Nostalgia
03. Earthquake
04. Collect & Collapse
05. Memory
06. Art of War (Feat. Sirius Blvck)
07. Dead But Dreaming
08. Lucid Dreaming [Interlude]
09. Ghosts
10. Ecstasy (Feat. Valerie Tubbs)
11. Give & Take
12. Empty Space More...

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Charlie Benante Releasing Coffee

It's been a long time coming, but unabashed coffee connoisseur Charlie Benante (Anthrax) has entered the world of entrepreneurship, announcing "Benante's Blend."

The coffee will come in two different varieties: the "Be All End All" blend, which is a dark roast with a real kick, and the "Forever Metal" blend, a milder coffee. You can pick yours up at this location.

"I grew up in a large Italian family and coffee was a daily staple in our home," said Benante. "As a kid, I loved coffee so much, my mother said that at one point, she put some coffee in my bottle. For me, the taste of coffee is one of the greatest tastes that there is on earth, so I decided to create what was for me, the perfect cup of coffee."

This is actually Benante's second foray into the world of coffee. Years ago, he joined up with Dave Mustaine for a line of coffee and coffee products. "I've learned so much since then," said Benante, "especially about selecting and blending the right beans, and how important roasting is."

Benante hooked up with a company that specializes in coffee roasting. "I was pretty specific about the tastes I was looking for," Benante explained. "I told them the type of coffee I wanted, what some of my favorite coffees were, and we built it from there. We combined beans from different regions, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Sumatra and Africa, and tweaked the amount of time the beans were roasted to get just the right taste. It was a process, I tested a lot of different blends, but it was a lot of fun.

"I love coffee so much," Benante added, "if I could make it a cologne, I would wear it."

In between coffee tastings, Benate has been recording the next Anthrax album due out later this year. The band kicks off leg one of its 2015-2016 global tour on April 24th. More...

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Dan Cleary of Striker Comments on Tour, Video

When Metal Underground.com last spoke with Striker the band had just released its full-length album “City of Gold.” CROMCarl spoke with guitarist Adam Brown who was their latest had just joined the band. The two also discussed a tour with Onslaught and Artillery that Striker later cancelled. Fast forward a few months later and the band is experiencing many of the same things. I talked to Dan Cleary about the cancelled tour and how the group eventually stepped out on the road with Artillery, a tour that is taking place at this very moment. Now that “City of God” has been on shelves for eight months, we were able to discuss how critics and fans view the album. In the following interview we also discuss new guitarist Trent Halliwell who replaced Chris Segger. More...

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Obese Posts New Track

Dutch stoner / sludge metal band Obese is currently streaming a new song titled "Red As The Sun," which can be heard below.

The new album “Kali Yuga” is scheduled out by late Spring 2015 and will be released on CD/DD by Argonauta Records. Obese is currently working on a massive tour to promote the album. Currently announced dates are available after the jump.


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Corpse Garden Opens "Portal To The Oneiric"

With just under one month to go until the release of second album "Entheogen," Corpse Garden has teamed up with Zero Tolerance Magazine for a stream of second single "Portal to the Oneiric." Give it a listen below.

"Entheogen," which is set for a joint release this May 15th via both Satanath Records and RTM Productions, is the Costa Rican band’s second release and follow-up to 2012’s "Burnt By the Light." With an extensive line-up change in 2013 the band now offers something completely different with this album. Vocalist Felipe Tencio comments on what fans can expect musically:

“Death metal with black metal influences combined with experimentation. We use effects and additional musical instruments (mellotron, ebow) to create ambientations and atmospheres. Entheogen is by far a more elaborate, complex and dynamic album in terms of musicianship, concept and song structures.” More...

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Marginal Inspiring "Chaos And Anarchy"

After poisoning our blood stream with the band's seminal effort, Marginal takes over the world and annihilates social balance again with an even more corrosive musical approach on "Chaos and Anarchy." The album will drop May 1st via Murder Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Disclosure
2. Indoctrination
3. Sign of the Times
4. Chaos and Anarchy
5. World Leader March for War
6. The Hunt
7. Stop the Bullshit
8. Death Crust
9. Stored Below
10. Eradicate the Human Race
11. More Violence
12. Black Sun
13. The Prophet
14. Big Cities Falling More...

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Nightrage Premieres New Lyric Video

Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band, Nightrage, has announced an April 24th, 2015 release date for its sixth studio album, "The Puritan," due out on Despotz Records.

Album number six was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, Soilwork) and George Nerantzis at Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden.

Today we're stoked to premiere a lyric video for the title track, which can be found below. Guitarist/founder Marios Iliopoulos also had this to say about the song:

“’The Puritan’ is one of the first songs that we wrote for the album. The title and the concept is symbolic, showcasing our hunger and relentless passion for our music. It’s about not giving up and clashing with every kind of obstacle, but continuing no matter what to fight for our ideals, honoring the music that we love to play.

“Musically, it has this Thin Lizzy/Iron Maiden twin guitar attack on the riffs, along with the signature Nightrage harmonies. We felt this track was the right opening song for the new album, since it´s fast, energetic and also has some really big vocal hooks from Ronnie on the chorus. You get the idea of the feeling for the whole album by listening to the song; this idea of what melodic death metal means to us is really represented here. The song is punchy and metal to the bone.

“The great duo at Dug Out Productions, Daniel Bergstrand and George Nerantzis, helped us make the song sound so good, loud and powerful. Ronnie Nyman makes an amazing vocal performance, and we have a great collaboration here. His ideas and vocal melodies are so powerful and really make an amazing contrast with the Nightrage riffs and harmonies.” More...

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Rose Avalon Releases New Lyric Video

Spanish symphonic power metal act Rose Avalon, named for the band's vocalist, released a new lyric video for the track "Courage & Pain."

The song appears on the band's 2014 debut self-released album "Northern Strengths." Check out "Courage & Pain" here: More...

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Noisem To Release "Blossoming Decay"

Baltimore death/thrash act Noisem (f/k/a Necropsy) will release the sophomore full length album "Blossoming Decay" on June 6, 2015 via A389 Recordings. The album is the follow up to the highly acclaimed debut release "Agony Defined" (2013).

The track list for the album is:

1. Trail of Perturbation
2. Burning
3. 1132
4. Replant and Repress
5. Hostile End - Hollow Life
6. Cascade of Scars
7. Another Night Sleeping in the Cold
8. Graining Enamel
9. Blossoming of the Web More...

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Impellitteri Releases "Empire Of Lies" Video

Impellitteri, featuring Chris Impellitteri and renowed vocalist Rob Rock (Driver/ex-Fires of Babylon), released a music video for the track "Empire of Lies." The song appears on the band's new release "Venom," which drops on North America tomorrow - April 21st - via Frontiers Records (out in EU now).

The track list for the album is:

1. Venom (see music video here)
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)

Check out "Empire of Lies" here: More...

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Hypothermia Premieres New Track

Swedish ethereal black metal trio Hypothermia premiered the new track "Efterglöd" over at Cvlt Nation at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming new album "Svartkonst," which is set to be released on May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America via Agonia Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Invokation
2. Svartkonst
3. Efterglo¨d
4. Regnvals
5. Vy

Check out "Efterglöd" here: More...

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Sercati Announces New EP Release

Belgian black metal act Sercati announced the impending release of the new EP "In the Shadows of Sidewalks." The EP will be issued digitally on May 5, 2015 via Wormholedeath/The Orchard Records.

The track listing for "In the Shadows of Sidewalks" is:

1. Time for Apocalypse
2. Chained to Purgatory
3. The Anesthetist
4. Natural City More...

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Faceshift Releases "A New Beginning" Lyric Video

Swedish metal act Faceshift, featuring Seventh Wonder drummer Stefan Norgren and current and former members of Eternal Oath, released a lyric video fro the new track "A New Beginning." The song appears on the band's sophomore release "All Crumbles Down," which was issued just last week via Mighty Music.

The track list is:

1. Betrayed
2. The Lie
3. Pieces
4. A New Beginning
5. Someone to Be
6. Of Dignity and Shame
7. Awaken
8. Painted Life
9. Stand Alone
10. On the Inside
11. When All Crumbles Down

Check out "A New Beginning" here: More...

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Massive Releases "Ghost" Music Video

Aussie hard rock act Massive released a new music video for the track "Ghost." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Full Throttle," which is available now via Earache Records.

Check out the video, which was produced by Clear Reel, here:

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Saturnian Mist Releases New Music Video

Finnish black metal act Saturnian Mist released a music video for the new track "Bloodsoaked Chakrament." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Chaos Magick," which is set to drop on April 27th via Candlelight Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. 612
2. The Heart of Shiva
3. The True Law
4. Root of the Coiled Serpent
5. Chaos Unchained
6. Third Eye Contemplation
7. Bloodsoaked Chakrament
8. Chaos Magick
9. Voodoo Satan
10. Martial Theosis
11. Evoking God
12. White Void of All-Being
13. Yoga, Hate, Fuck

Check out "Bloodsoaked Chakrament" here: More...

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Artaius Announces Sophomore Album "Torn Banners"

Italian progressive folk metal act Artaius announced that the sophomore full length album will be entitled "Torn Banners." The album will be issued on May 18th via Bakerteam Records.

Artaius came to light in 2008, aiming to merge metal and folk music. The band has always been wide open to various influences, embracing celtic melodies, modern metal’s groovy riffs and Seventies prog rock’s vintage atmospheres. After a self-produced EP, the band released their first full-length album "The Fifth Season" in 2013, followed by an intense live activity, often sharing the stage with renowned Italian folk metal acts such as Draugr, Furor Gallico, Kalevala and Diabula Rasa to name a few, as well as taking part to festivals (Fosch Fest among others) and opening for Arcturus, Ensiferum, Primal Fear, Skyforger and many other international acts.

The track list for "Torn Banners" is:

1. Seven Months
2. Daphne
3. Leviathan
4. Eternal Circle
5. The Hidden Path
6. Pictures of Life
7. Pearls of Suffering
8. Dualità
9. By Gods Stolen
10. By Humans Claimed
11. Torn Banners More...

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Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus Posts New Music Video

Pennsylvania black metal act Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus have released a new music video for the track "The Child Must Die." The song is the title track from the band's new release, which was last week via Infernal Kommando Records.

The music and artwork of the release are based off the Finnish national epic The Kalevala, with most songs adapted directly from passages from the text.

The track list for the album is:

1. Wondrous Sampo
2. The Child Must Die
3. Let Them Perish
4. Feast of the North Farm
5. Amidst the Waves
6. Vainamoinen
7. The Night She Died

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Dendera Announces New Album "Pillars Of Creation"

U.K. metal act Dendera announced the sophomore release "Pillars of Creation." The album will be issued via Metalbox Recordings on June 22nd. The album is the follow up to the 2013 full length debut "The Killing Floor."

The track listing for the album is:

1. Claim Our Throne
2. Bloodlust
3. In High Tide
4. Disillusioned
5. The Daylight Ending
6. The Chosen One
7. Unholy
8. Edge Of Tomorrow More...

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Heidevolk Releases "Urth" Music Video

Dutch folk metal act Heidevolk released a new music video for the track "Urth." The song appears on the latest album "Velua." The album was released via Napalm Records in North America earlier this month.

Check out the clip here:

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Hellspray Streams Title Track Of New Album

Swedish metal act Hellspray posted a clip of the new track "Bring on the War," the title track of the band's forthcoming sophomore full length effort.

The album is the follow up to the 2011 debut "Part of the Solution." More information on the new release, including track list, release date and album artwork are expected soon.

The clip was shot at the band's rehearsal studio. Check it out here: More...

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Temperance Releases "Save Me" Music Video

Italian symphonic/melodic metal act Temperance released a new music video for the track "Save Me." The song is the new single from the band's sophomore release "Limitless." The album was issued at the end of March via Scarlet Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.

The video was directed by Fablemakers. Check it out here:

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Conquering Dystopia Posts New Guitar Playthrough

Conquering Dystopia just posted a new guitar playthrough clip showcasing Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore) and Keith Merrow shredding through the song "Inexhaustible Savagery". Conquering Dystopia's album is available at conqueringdystopia.com.

Check out now the playthrough below.

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Attila's Frontman Retaliates Against Wrong Fan

A concertgoer at Attila's show in Perth, Australia this weekend took to the stage and allegedly attempted to "assault" Attila frontman Chris Fronzak, who subsequently retaliated against the wrong fan hitting him with a microphone. Video footage of the incident can be seen below.

As Fronzak himself later admitted, he retaliated against the wrong person and already publically apologized to the fan via Twitter. More...

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Dalkhu Posts New Song "E.N.N.F."

Slovenian blackened death metallers of Dalkhu premiere a new track titled "E.N.N.F." taken from their upcoming new album "Descend... Into Nothingness".

Check out the new track in the player below.

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