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Metal News for June 17, 2015

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Morglbl Releases "Tea Time For Punks"

"Tea Time For Punks," the mighty sixth studio full-length from baffling French rock/fusion trio, Morglbl, is out now through Free Electric Sound and can be heard via the Bandcamp player below. The bizarre album's track listing is as follows:

1. Banjovi 05:07
2. Rood 06:20
3. Tea Time For Pünks 05:46
4. Chinese Buffet 05:31
5. Mariachi's Burger 06:21
6. Untoon That Geetar 05:15
7. Far Tea Time 06:25
8. Treeball 05:41
9. God Shaved The Queen 06:02
10. Atomic Tom Mohawk 06:21
11. Big Ben Shaved The Queen Interlude 03:49 More...

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Psychostick Covers Bill Nye Theme Song

Can ya blame the guys from Psychostick for getting a bit creative when they got time on their hands and a full studio at the helm before tour?

Just like with Reading Rainbow before, the comedy metal outfit has a new cover track of a favorite childhood TV theme song. Get excited for science below.

Psychostick is also gearing up for a tour, with the band commenting: "Like Bruce Campbell fending off the Deadites, we have to load our van up like a boomstick and unleash jagged, chunky musical shards of METAL upon the country with Wolfborne. We're even headin' up to Canada this time! First they'll wanna kill us, then they'll wanna kiss us." More...

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Diabolicum Streaming "Silent Spring"

With the release of "Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows)," the imminent new full-length from Swedish industrial black metal misanthropes Diabolicum, now less than three weeks away, today you can experience the bitter resonance of third movement, "Silent Spring."

Now featuring the ill-omened vocal tidings of Shining's Niklas Kvarforth, "Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows)" breaks the band's fourteen-year slumber with nine traumatic hymns of disease, distress and psychological torment; a torrent of plagues mirroring the world in which we dwell.

You can also hear the previously posted track "Salvation Through Vengeance" by heading over to this location. The track listing is:

1. Baxxar Ehl Uhza
2. Void of Astaroth
3. Silent Spring
4. Genocide Bliss
5. Salvation through Vengeance
6. The Abyss of the Shadows
7. One mans war
8. Angelmaker
9. Ia Pazuzu More...

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Carvakas Posts "Cynic Philosophy" Clip

Chilean band Carvakas has a lyric video online now for the track "Cynic Philosophy," which can be seen below and comes off second album "Anti-Platonic Machinery."

The new album will be available starting June 27th through SickBangers Metal Label & Distro and follows 2012's "Stultifera Navis."

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Orchid Posts Lyric Video

San Francisco-based classic doom metal band Orchid has released an official lyric video for the title track off brand new EP "Sign Of The Witch," which will be released July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Sign Of The Witch
2. John The Tiger
3. On Strange Winds
4. Burning Eastern Skies

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Lords Of The Trident Posts Video Clip

Following the release of the "Light This City" video, Lords Of The Trident has a new clip online for "Knights of Dragon's Deep." Check it out below, courtesy of MetalToInfinity.be.

Both tracks come off the band's latest full-length album "Frostburn," released back in February and featuring the following track listing:

1. Knights of Dragon's Deep
2. The Longest Journey
3. Winds of the Storm
4. Manly Witness
5. Haze of the Battlefield
6. Kill to Die
7. Den of the Wolf
8. Light This City
9. The Cloud Kingdom
10. Shattered Skies

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Steorrah Recruits New Bassist

Steorrah released "II: Thin White Paint" back in March, and now the band has issued the following announcement about bringing on a new member:

"Raoul Zillani has joined Steorrah as bass guitarist and backing vocalist. We are very happy to have found such a gifted young talent who has already convinced our fan base during the last few shows. Hellcome!" More...

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Crown Streaming Tracks From "Natron"

Crown (not to be confused with The Crown) consists of three men and a machine who tune their neutron guitars to the Richter scale, and deliver the sound of a molten universe collapsing.

The French band's "Natron" album saw release this week via Candlelight Records, and now three tracks can be heard online. Check out opening songs "Serpents," "The Words You Speak Are Not Your Own" and "Wings Beating Over Heaven" below. The full track listing is:

1. Serpents
2. The Words You Speak Are Not Your Own
3. Wings Beating Over Heaven
4. Fossils
5. Apnea
6. Tension Of Duality
7. Flames More...

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Publicist UK Releasing "Forgive Yourself"

Relapse Records is proud to present "Forgive Yourself," the debut album from Publicist UK, a post-punk four piece comprised of members of Municipal Waste, Revocation, Goes Cube, Discordance Axis, Burnt By The Sun & more. The label comments:

"As one of the most intriguing cross-genre debuts in recent years, 'Forgive Yourself' is a nine song showcase sounding like Michael Gira (Swans) on a Saul Bellow bender whose dark and cerebral mood is lifted by the booming baritone of vocalist Zachary Lipez. Check out a stream of the album’s first single, 'Levitate The Pentagon,' below. 'Forgive Yourself' will be released on Friday, August 21 and digital pre-order for the album can be found via Bandcamp and physically here now.

"Originally conceived as a long-distance experiment, Publicist UK quickly and effortlessly became a fully functioning band. Featuring Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, ex-Burnt by the Sun, Discordance Axis, Melt-Banana), Zachary Lipez (ex-Freshkills), Brett Bamberger (Revocation, ex-East of the Wall), and David Obuchowski (Goes Cube, Distant Correspondent), many expected speedy, aggressive metal. Instead, the band defied expectations with 'Forgive Yourself' by creating nine rousing songs that are as moody and melodic as they are heavy and driving.

"After writing and rough-recording songs from the band members’ respective homes in Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Colorado during its early days, Publicist UK released two demos that went on to be featured by both Decibel and Noisey. Shortly thereafter, the band signed to Relapse Records and recorded its full-length in New Hampshire at The Wild Arctic Studio with producer Dean Baltulonis." More...

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Wrong Signs With Relapse

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Miami, FL noise rock quartet Wrong (not to be confused with the Spanish black metal band of the same name signed to Xtreem Music).

Formed in 2014 from the ashes of Capsule, Wrong consists of Eric Hernandez - Guitar/Vocals, Brian Hernandez - Drums, Andres Ascanio - Bass, Ryan Haft - Guitars and released debut EP "Stop Giving" last October via Robotic Empire.

The band hit the road in the spring with fellow Relapsers Torche and Nothing and quickly caught the label's attention. Now Wrong is preparing another run of U.S. dates with House of Lightning set to kick off June 19th in Orlando, FL. A complete listing of dates is available below.

Wrong will enter the studio August 18th at the recently relocated PineCrust studios in Gainesville, FL to put the finishing touches on a debut full-length, which will see it's release next year via Relapse. Additionally, vocalist/guitarist Eric Hernandez commented on the signing:

"We have way too much fun. We all grew up together listening to the same music, playing in the same bands, talking all the same shit, etc. So when we decided lets just get together and play what we've always wanted to play, it's just fun . We really like what we do. All of sudden we 're hitting the road for a second time in late June 2015, and it's with our boys House of Lightning.

"Relapse has been around almost as long as we've been into music. Not just putting out the some of the most extreme riffs out there, but working with some of the best bands doing it then, and right now. In other words, it feels right going with Relapse for our first LP. They get what we like to do, so we 're going to keep doing it. After all, it's damn good fun." More...

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District 97 Streaming "Takeover"

As prog rock outfit District 97 prepares to release third album, "In Vaults," via Laser's Edge next week, the track "Takeover" has been unveiled and can be heard below.

Additionally, the band has booked two release shows for the album, the first of which takes place in Chicago this Friday, June 19th.

District 97's third album for Laser's Edge, "In Vaults" boasts more than an hour of the band's unique brew of prog rock, metal, alternative, classical, pop and jazz influences with nine brand new tracks set to drop June 23rd. See the band live:

6/19/2015 Martyr's - Chicago, IL w/ Cheer Accident
7/10/2015 Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI w/ Cheer Accident More...

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Melted Space Tells "The Great Lie"

Following an announcement marking the signing of Melted Space in March, Sensory Records is now confirming the details for the impending release of "The Great Lie," a massively ambitious metal opera project led by French composer Pierre le Pape.

A brief trailer for the album has been released, which can be seen below. The album will include members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land, Shining, Ayreon, Sirenia and many more, in addition to the work of The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra.

Laser's Edge division, Sensory Records, will release "The Great Lie" on October 16th, 2015. Stand by for additional samples from the album and more to be issued in the weeks ahead. More...

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Rabbits Announces 10th Anniversary Shows

2015 sees Portland trio Rabbits celebrating ten years of antagonizing audiences with diseased auditory droppings, with a new pile of live shows locked up and plans of an extremely limited 8-track retrospective release.

The news of Rabbits' tenth anniversary is met with equal amounts of riotous ovation as it is with hurled rotten cabbage and jeers, as the infamously loathed/loved horde gets gnarly this summer. A tenth anniversary show is set to go down on July 1st in Portland; for this extravaganza of idiocy, the band is creating special merch and swag, including an exceptionally limited run (12-ish) of 8-track cassette retrospective release collection.

Early Eolian Empire act Gone To Croatoan will also perform, and the event will feature cuts by longtime compatriot DJ Wroid Wrage who will bust out the turntables again. The event will be filmed/recorded for posterity. What could go wrong?! $5 entry lands you a free copy of the band's first 7" or Flexihead postcard.

A week following the gala, Rabbits will play the band's hometown with Arabrot, Ghold and Towers, and later in July and August sees the band hitting Portland and Seattle several more times.

7/01/2015 The Know - Portland, OR - 10th Anniversary show w/ Gone To Croatoan
7/07/2015 Rotture - Portland, OR w/ Arabrot, Ghold, Towers
7/31/2015 Kenton Club - Portland, OR - GAY*BITS record release w/ Gaytheist, Bobby Peru
8/01/2015 The Funhouse - Seattle, WA - GAY*BITS record release w/ Gaytheist, Tacos, Pig Snout
8/21/2015 Blackwater - Portland, OR @ Festicide w/ Danava, Longknife
8/27/2015 Victory Lounge - Seattle, WA @ Roachella 2015

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Foreseen HKI Announces U.S. Tour

Finland's decimating hardcore crossover thrash quintet Foreseen HKI has announced the band's very first American touring endeavor as the band prepares to raid This Is Hardcore Fest, kicking off a first stateside tour with "Helsinki Savagery Over America."

Leading off the band's upcoming U.S. tour in support of the "Helsinki Savagery" debut LP, the band will hit the stage at the mighty annual This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 26th. Directly after the fest appearance, the band will hit the East Coast alongside Power Trip and Red Death for a week of dates, after which they'll split off on their own ongoing rogue mission into the Upper Midwest states and back to the East Coast, ending the trek in Baltimore on August 9th.

7/26/2015 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore Fest
7/27/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Barge
7/28/2015 Kings - Raleigh, NC w/ Power Trip, Red Death
7/29/2015 Rock N Roll Hotel - Washington, DC w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Protestor
7/30/2015 Cuisine en Locale - Boston, MA w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Boston Strangler
7/31/2015 Warren American Legion - Warren, NJ w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Razorheads
8/01/2015 Palisades - Brooklyn, NY w/ Power Trip, Red Death
8/02/2015 Amityville Music Hall - Amityville, NY w/ Power Trip, Red Death
8/03/2015 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
8/04/2015 Zenith - Detroit, MI
8/05/2015 Mt. Happy - Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Indiana City Brewing Co. - Indianapolis, IN
8/07/2015 The Foundry - Lakewood, OH
8/08/2015 Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh, PA [matinee]
8/08/2015 The Rock Room - Pittsburgh, PA [night]
8/09/2015 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD [matinee] More...

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Graveyard Reveals New Album

The Swedish grandmasters of classic rock from Gravyeard have announced their fourth full-length album, "Innocence & Decadence," on September 25th, 2015 worldwide via Nuclear Blast.

"Innocence & Decadence" was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden at Atlantis Studios with Janne Hansson and Johan Lindstrom. Commented the band:

"Got a new album coming your way in September called 'Innocence & Decadence.' It's gonna be an album filled to the rim with a little bit of this - and for all of those who might wonder or worry - there will be quite a lot of that on it as well. We've had a great time recording the album at the 'gemytliga' Atlantis Studios in Stockholm together with Janne Hansson and Johan Lindström. And after kinda being away from our daily routine as a touring band and the thrill of a new album on its way ..... we wanna leave you with. Good to be gone, great to be back and let there be September!“ More...

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Blistered Brings Out The "Lash"

The wait is over: a new song from Blistered has been released and can be heard via digital retailers worldwide.

Check out "Lash" below, taken off upcoming album "The Poison of Self Confinement," due to drop on August 21st, 2015. Also, don't miss the band at This Is Hardcore Fest in July. More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts Album Trailer

Only a few days left until the masters of cinematic metal - Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody - will release new album "Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus" via Nuclear Blast (June 19th in Europe and June 30th in the U.S.).

Today, the band releases the first part of a series of trailers, which includes album excerpts and can be heard below. You can also read our review here. Luca Turilli comments:

“The music and lyrics of Rhapsody are generally inspired by science, metaphysics, myths and legends, the mysteries of the universe and much more. All these topics are related with one basic and fundamental source of inspiration that I would define as 'spiritual evolution.' In my life experience I felt always attracted by what hides behind the miracle of creation. I always tried to find an answer to all the common philosophical questions: from where we come, where do we go and which is the sense of all this, what really hides beyond the illusion of space and time, what happens after our physical death and all that.

"In particular I was very interested in understanding more about that primordial original spiritual source that was later manipulated by man, in a more or less wise way, and that gave birth to all religions. I started finding the first important answers to this kind of questions in the second part of my life, after some particular events happened to me and that changed my life vision once for all. From that moment, mainly thanks to the constant practice of yoga and meditation, I started exploring the possibilities of the human brain and the relation between the material world and the spiritual dimension surrounding us, finally starting to understand where the key lies for the comprehension of all things.

"As these subjects became fundamental in my daily life, it is natural I felt the need to express all this also through the music and lyrics of my Rhapsody band. The song 'Il Tempo Degli Dei,' in particular, is very special for me as in the middle section of the same track you can hear the real voice of the greatest Italian psychic, Gustavo Adolfo Rol (1903-1994), reading from the pages of his diary the famous words of what he defined as 'The tremendous Law,' that quantum gate discovered by him in 1927 and allowing him to gain access to a set of supernatural 'possibilities' that he used in the name of light and love. That song is dedicated to him as he is one of my greatest inspirations.” More...

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Opensight Reveals "Ulterior Motives"

Opensight has new material just around the corner - the London-based quartet has today dished the dirt on new EP "Ulterior Motives," a twisted blend of versatile influences that stretch far beyond the boundaries of metal, and even music. The following press release was issued about the EP:

"Dancing gleefully around pigeonholes, 'Ulterior Motives' draws from an eclectic lists of names: Devin Townsend, Opeth, Cynic, and various Mike Patton projects all have a hand in this whirlwind. The band are also inspired by film, as can be felt by the inclination towards composers such as John Barry and Ennio Morricone among others, as well as the movie poster feel of the EP cover below - designed by frontman Ivan David Amaya - and that’s not the last you’ll hear of the filmic side of the band either."

"Ulterior Motives" is due out September 9th and the track listing is as follows:

1. Alibi
2. The Chase
3. Vanishing Point
4. Ulterior Motif
5. Antagonist More...

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Crocell Posts "Tyrant Of Iron" Video

Crocell has a new music video online, available in the player below, and the band also comments on the clip:

"As promised we give you the new music video for 'Tyrant of Iron,' which is the opening track from our fourth album, 'Prophet's Breath,' and the video combines three of the most essential Crocell elements: raw death metal, live concerts, and schnapps!

"All of the material was shot during our tour with Impalers this spring. If you were at one or more of the concerts, maybe you can spot yourself in the video?"

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Riot V Announces New Live Appearances

After the Sweden Rock Festival, Riot V now has more June/July dates scheduled for the west coast and a signing session arranged at Zia Records in Las Vegas at 04:00 pm on June 18th. More info on the event can be found here.

Riot V released new album "Unleash The Fire" last October via SPV/Steamhammer. The CD marks the first release from Riot without the late, great founding guitarist Mark Reale, who passed away in early 2012 and was limited on his participation on 2011's reunion album "Immortal Soul" because of his health issues.

See Riot V live on these upcoming dates:

June 17 Hollywood,CA - Whiskey A Go-Go
June 18 Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd
June 19 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room
June 20 San Diego, CA - Ramona Mainstage

July 16 Portland, OR - Dante`s
July 17 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
July 18 Spokane, WA - tba More...

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Mord’A’Stigmata Recording Album

Mord’A’Stigmata is in the process of recording new music for an upcoming mini-album titled "Our Hearts Slow Down."

It will feature over 30 minutes of music which across three new tracks, scheduled to be released via Pagan Records in the autumn of 2015. The album artwork will be handled by Black Moon Design. Guitarist Static comments:

“This is the darkest and rawest Mord’A’Stigmata material to date but at the same time it features huge musical contrasts. It led us to places we have not visited and would have not dared to before. There is no return from this road, this is the next violent step into ruin.”

The band is also scheduled to perform at the prestigious Castle Party in Poland on 16th – 19th July 2015. More...

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Refused Posts "Dawkins Christ" Video

Refused has released "Dawkins Christ," a new song from upcoming album "Freedom" due out on June 30th via Epitaph and the band's first new album since 1998's "The Shape of Punk to Come." According to drummer David Sandström:

"The title refers to the famous biologist whose atheist theology has inspired a semi-cult who in turn sees him as a messianic figure, an irony that partly inspired the lyrics. The music draws from the film scores of Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone as well as pre-'Reign in Blood' Slayer."

Seventeen years ago Refused played a "final" show in a basement in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The show was shut down by police in the middle of that final set and days later the band published a manifesto online proclaiming: "Refused is fucking dead." Thus the legacy of Refused was born. This spring, in an unexpected turn, Refused announced the release of a new album. Hear what's in store below. More...

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Prowler Posts Ramones Cover

To be featured on forthcoming second full-length album "From The Shadows," South Carolina thrashers Prowler posted a new single and tribute to iconic punk rock outfit The Ramones. Check out "Pet Sematary" below.

The band comments: "This is the perfect punk song for us as a band to cover and crossover (punk metal) being that we write songs about classic horror movies. 'Pet Sematary' the movie, by Stephen King, is a classic in itself and since the last original Ramones member, Tommy, passed away back in 2014, we figured what a perfect tribute to give to the band that basically defined the punk rock sound, The Ramones!

"The Ramones influenced not just only the punk genre, but metal and other genres as well with their melodic and hooky choruses along with the raw energetic, distorted, blistering sound of their early years. All of us in Prowler are influenced by The Ramones in our own way musically. That raw live feel comes out in our live music as well as on our records. So what better song for us to cover than 'Pet Sematary'? We sincerely hope that Ramones fans will appreciate our version just as much as the classic!" More...

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Kaets Streaming "Full Destruction Of Time"

French thrash/death metal quintet Kaets just unleashed another track from forthcoming debut album “Human Machine,” which is set for release in September via Klonosphere Records.

Check out "Full Destruction of Time" below, and if you missed it, the first single “My Creation” is still streaming online at this location.

Kaets launched a pre-order campaign to help fund the recordings of “Human Machine” and with just 10 days left before its closure, the group is still half-way of reaching the initial goal of 1200€. You can contribute and help Kaets by pre-ordering the album right here.

Formed in 2009 by vocalist Ludo and guitarist Vivien, Kaets is a young quintet from Châtellerault, France, whose sound can be described as a mix of modern thrash metal with some hard hitting and groovy death metal. More...

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Fallen Angels Shares A "Nightmare"

Seattle, WA thrash band Fallen Angels has released new song "Nightmare," marking the band's return in 2015 with third studio release "World In Decay."

The album was produced by Grammy award winning metal producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors) and is set to be released on August 4th, 2015 via indie label Cyberdyne Records.

"World In Decay" follow's 2010's "Engines of Oppression" and the 2008 debut "Rise From Ashes" released on Metal On Metal Records. Drummer Steve Spitzbart comments:

"We want to thank everyone who has supported us, and we hope you're as excited as we are about the release of our upcoming album 'World in Decay.' We know you've been waiting a long time for this third release and we can't wait for you to hear it. We hope this album will quench your thirst for new Fallen Angels music. See you on the road thrash fans!" More...

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Fear Factory Releases "Soul Hacker" Lyric Video

Fear Factory released a lyric video for the new track "Soul Hacker." The song is taken from the upcoming new album "Genexus," which will explode worldwide on August 9th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Autonomous Combat System
2. Anodized
3. Dielectric
4. Soul Hacker
5. Protomech
6. Genexus
7. Church Of Execution
8. Regenerate
9. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
Digipak Bonus Tracks
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality

Check out "Soul Hacker" here: More...

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Dark Tranquillity Releases New Video

Sweden's Dark Tranquillity has released an official video for "The Science Of Noise," taken from latest album, "Construct" (reviewed here). Check it out below (German fans will need to watch here). The band comments:

"The festival season has just started, which is a good reason to release our very live based video clip for 'The Science Of Noise.' The bulk of the material was shot during last year's 'World Construct' tour, but for various reasons the video wasn't completed until now.

"Also, we're very pleased to welcome Erik Jacobson (from the Gothenburg-based Deals Death) as a stand-in guitarist while Niklas is busy with parental duties. Furthermore, our old brother Anders Iwers (Tiamat, Avatarium, Ceremonial Oath) is handling the bass guitar, making this a very special run. Hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows!"

21.06.2015 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
30.06.2015 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
02.08.2015 - Rock Off Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
08.08.2015 - Jalometalli - Oulu, Finland
09.08.2015 - Sylak Open Air - Saint Maurice De Gourdans, France
14.08.2015 - Summerbreeze - Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
29.08.2015 - Moscow Metal Meeting - Moscow, Russia
10.10.2015 - Loud Park festival - Tokyo, Japan More...

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In Malice's Wake Signs With Punishment 18

Punishment 18 Records has signed a deal with Australian thrash outfit In Malice’s Wake for the release of "Light Upon the Wicked," the new full-length album expected out later in 2015. Stay tuned for more details.

The label comments: "In Malice’s Wake is Australia's premier thrash band combining relentless speed, iconic riffs and haunting melodies. New information will follow soon." More...

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Defect Designer Posts New Video

Norwegian progressive death metal band Defect Designer has released a video for "Crusaders" in support of second full-length "Ageing Accelerator," due out on July 13th via Sleaszy Rider Records. Vocalist/guitarist Dmitry Sukhinin comments:

“'Crusaders' is the most straightforward song from our upcoming album 'Ageing Accelerator.' It is a combination of very old riffs we haven’t used before with fresh tunes. We wanted to make something close to grindcore, that is easy to play live. It is about wars and invasions that continue now.”

Born out the darkness of Siberia and re-located on the shores of Oslo in 2012, Defect Designer returns in 2015 with new album "Ageing Accelerator," featuring a brutal recording lineup that includes drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), guitarist Stelios Mavromitis (SepticFlesh live guitarist), Martin Storm-Olsen (ex-Trollfest) on guitars and clean vocals, Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh) for sampling and orchestration along with Dmitry Sukhinin on vocals, bass and guitars. More...

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Royal Hunt Announces New Album "Devil's Dozen"

Baroque Danish metal stars Royal Hunt, featuring vocalist D.C. Cooper (ex-Silent Force), Narnia bassist Andreas Passmark and ex-Witch Cross guitarist André Andersen, return with brand new album "Devil’s Dozen," which is out on August 21st in Europe and North America via Frontiers Music srl.

With keyboardist and songwriter Andersen still at the helm, Royal Hunt has once again created an album that combines the basic sound and core values of classic rock with progressive rock and more current musical elements.

Andersen commented: “We´re very pleased to be able to present our new, thirteenth studio album. While staying on course with all traditional Royal Hunt´s musical values this one contains quite a bit of variety – from an up-tempo, double kick driven 'May You Never (Walk Alone)' to the bluesy 'Heart On A Platter' and probably our best ballad to date – 'Until The Day.' Counting in Royal Hunt's usual attention to details – playing wise as well as production wise – I´m sure that any fan of symphonic/melodic yet hard rocking music will be pleased with our latest offering." More...

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Motor Sister Shows How To "Beg Borrow Steal"

L.A.'s Motor Sister, the band featuring Armored Saint bassist Joey Vera, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and ex-Exodus/ex-White Zombie drummer John Tempesta among its ranks, released a new music video for the track "Beg Borrow Steal." The song appears on the debut album "Ride," which was issued back in March via Metal Blade Records.

The video was produced and directed by Jack Bennett. Check it out here:

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Chaos Magic Spills "One Drop Of Blood"

Chaos Magic, the new solo project of Caterina Nix (born Caterina Torrealba in Santiago, Chile) with ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki, is streaming the new track "One Drop of Blood." The song appears on the self-titled debut release for Frontiers Music srl which drops on July 3rd.

The track list for the album is:

1. I'm Alive
2. Dangerous Game
3. One Drop of Blood
4. Seraphim
5. From the Stars
6. A Little Too Late
7. Passionflow
8. Dead Memories
9. Please Don't Tell Me
10. Right Now
11. The Point of No Return

Check out "One Drop of Blood" here: More...

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Wolfheart Releases "Shadow World" Teaser

Wolfheart has posted up the first in a series of in studio footage and preview snippets for the upcoming new release "Shadow World." The sophomore release is the follow up to the 2013 debut "Winterborn" (see review here) and is set for release on August 21st via Spinefarm Records.

On July 10th, the freeze will begin moving in when the album's lead digital single and video "Aeon of Cold" makes impact, dropping the mercury to sub-zero temperature.

The track listing (and cover art shown below) for "Shadow World" is:

1. Aeon of Cold
2. Zero Gravity
3. Storm Centre
4. Last Of
5. All Winters
6. Nemesis
7. Abyss
8. Resistance
9. Veri More...

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Conquer Divide Premieres New Track

All-female metalcore outfit Conquer Divide premieres the new track "Sink Your Teeth Into This" featuring guest-vocals by new Asking Alexandria vocalist Denis Shaforostov. The track comes off the band's self-titled debut which is set to drop on July 24th via Artery Recordings.

Check out now the new track "Sink Your Teeth Into This" below.

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts Entire New Album-Stream

IWrestledABearOnce is streaming its entire brand new full-length album "Hail Mary" below. The new album was released yesterday via Artery Recordings.

"Hail Mary" track listing:

01. Gift Of Death
02. Remain Clam
03. Green Eyes
04. Erase It All
05. Curse The Spot
06. Doomed To Fail Pt. 1
07. Doomed To Fail Pt. 2
08. Killed To Death
09. Trips
10. Man Of Virtue
11. Carbon Copy
12. Wade In The Water
13. We All Float Down Here
14. Your God Is Too Small

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