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Metal News for June 19, 2017

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Integrity Releases New Music Video

Apocalyptic heavy group Integrity will release 12th studio album "Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume" this coming July 14th via Relapse Records.

Today the band drops another new video from the album - this time for the song "Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame." The video was directed by Jimmy Hubbard and can be seen below. Vocalist Dwid Hellion comments:

"The horrifically stunning aesthetic of director, Jimmy Hubbard has taken us deep into the realm of forbidden nightmare and religious inversion. Hubbard has breathed a new hell into our song, 'Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame."

Integrity is currently in the middle of a European tour, with a Japanese tour next slated for October. Catch these upcoming Integrity 2017 tour dates:

Jun 16 Stadtmitte, DE Stadmitte
Jun 17 Ulm, DE Eden
Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017

w/Creepout
Oct 06 Tokyo, JP Antiknock
Oct 07 Mie, JP Chaos
Oct 08 Osaka, JP Hokage
Oct 09 Tokyo, JP Earthdom More...

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Wildspeaker Posts New Song

Dallas-native blackened crust band Wildspeaker will release upcoming album "Spreading Adder" this coming Friday, June 23rd via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders for the album in LP, CD and all digital formats are available here.

In anticipation of this week's release, today the album's closer track "Renewal" has come online and can be heard below. The ominous track starts out with an atmospheric, measured heaviness - eerily preparing the listener for a breakneck peak mid-track.

Vocalist Natalie Kahan says, "'Renewal' is a lesson in loss and transformation. Like a snake sheds its skin, we should kill the parts of ourselves we don't need anymore. As soon as we finished writing 'Renewal', we knew it would be the perfect way to end the album. It perfectly captures what we organically write as a band when we try to write music to a theme or story."

1. Apparent Death
2. Spreading Adder
3. Elegy
4. Cinders (streaming here)
5. Ecdysis
6. False Mourning
7. One Sinking Stone
8. Shadow
9. Still Life
10. Petrified Forest
11. Renewal More...

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Bison Streams Full New Album

"You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient" is the imminent new full-length from Vancouver sludge-bringers Bison.

Set for release in Europe on June 23rd, followed by a North American release on July 7th, "You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient: follows Bison's 2014-issued "1000 Needles" EP and serves as the band's first full-length to include bassist Shane Clark, former lead guitarist of 3 Inches Of Blood.

In advance of its release, you can stream the entire new record in full via the YouTube player below. "You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient" was captured in the band's hometown with longtime friend Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders. The record will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. More...

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Starkill Announces North American Tour

Starkill is back to entice North America with killer live shows. Embarking on this crusade is new vocalist Sarah Lynn Collier, who was featured heavily on the bands' latest record "Shadow Sleep." Starkill's Parker Jameson comments:

“Get ready for another four weeks of crushing Starkill material! This is our second headlining tour, but our first as a five-piece band, with Sarah Lynn Collier taking up a bigger vocal role.

"We'll be playing a noteworthy set consisting of the majority of our most recent album 'Shadow Sleep,' as well as the special inclusion of a brand new track from our forthcoming album, which will fully demonstrate the power of our new lineup.” More...

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Mouldered Premieres "Succubus"

Ready for some serious brutal death metal? Today we're bringing you an exclusive premiere of Mouldered's soul destroying "Succubus" below!

This Colombian death metal group will unleash new album "Chronology Of A Rotten Mind" on July 13th. The album is slated to drop as a cooperative release through Satanath Records, More Hate Productions, and Butcher Entertainment.

Check out the new song below, and you can pre-order "Chronology Of A Rotten Mind" over at this location.

The latest on Mouldered can also be found at Facebook while the new album's track listing is as follows:

1. I'm Legion
2. Death
3. Mind Control
4. Succubus
5. Prision
6. Zombiefication
7. Genocide
8. Chronology Of A Rotten Mind More...

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Infection Code Working On "Dissenso" Album

Italian noisecore group Infection Code just completed the songwriting process for a sixth studio album. The record, titled “Dissenso," will contain 8 new songs and Infection Code is slated to lay down tracks this coming fall, with an early 2018 release projected through Argonauta Records.

Musically, it will touch all the territories the band has fostered during its creative history: jazz-like post-hardcore, psychedelic electronics, and noise disturbances with a particular focus on experimental sounds.

The lyrics for "Dissenso" will relate to topics rooted in the history of Italian society during the 70’s and will also see some guest appearances to be announced - stay tuned for more info. More...

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Hogan's Goat Premieres "Pennymade"

We're going full throttle towards southern hard rock today with a premiere from Nashville, TN group Hogan's Goat.

"Pennymade" is the 2nd single off of the band's debut, self-titled album - check it out below. Due out July 18th, "Hogan's Goat" was self-produced, mixed by Alex Gilson and Nathan Zensen at Gold Cassette, and mastered by Tommy Dorsey. If you like what you hear below, pre-orders are online here.

Vocalist John Salmon comments on the new song: “'Pennymade' is one of the more straightforward tracks from the album. It illustrates our Rock N’ Roll flavor, while keeping pace with some of the heavier songs. That’s just my two cents.”

Named after a tale from Scottish folklore, the band initially formed in late 2014. As the story goes, a farmer (Hogan) owned a goat rumored to have an odor said to travel miles away. The goat's been described as having patchy fur, an eye out of socket, and flies abounding. For the band members, this perfectly symbolized their unorthodox style, that which is anything but unnoticeable. The upcoming album's track listing is as follows:

1. Rat Boy
2. Pennymade
3. Shit Kicker
4. Annie Off The Rails
5. Over The Palisade
6. If I'm Dead
7. John Doe
8. Jack & Jill
9. Elkhorn Mountain
10. Drinkin' With The Priest More...

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Seven Spires Creates "The Paradox"

With new theatrical piece "Solveig," the male-backed American metal band Seven Spires is about to pull off a major coup in the ever-growing symphonic metal scene.

This debut album, which is to be released worldwide on August 4th, 2017 via SAOL, indeed succeeds in establishing the four-piece orchestra as an essential figure of tomorrow’s extreme soundscape. Today, Seven Spires has teamed up with MetalUnderground.com for the world premiere of "The Paradox" music video.

You can pre-order "Solveig" now through iTunes at this location or via Amazon.com over here.

The wide stylistic range embraced by Seven Spires’ art of musical storytelling relentlessly attests of the outstanding abilities of the band’s members. Going astray from melancholic power metal to melodic death metal with fierce forays into black metal, the quartet’s versatility never fails to make a deep impression on the listener. Their signature blend of melody, theatrics and high-caliber musicianship is tastefully bittersweet, chaotic at times and comforting at others.

“Solveig” tells the story of a lost soul and his journey through a Demon’s sunless neo-victorian underworld. Despite small glimmers of hope, it is a grim tale with a heavy focus on escapism, death and decadence. The love for Romantic composers and epic film scores the four young graduates/students of the prestigious Berklee College of Music have shows in their ambitious and emotionally moving dramatic vision.

Frontwoman Adrienne Cowan leads the band with an iron will and a golden voice. She employs a combination of her classical training and self-taught extreme vocal techniques to "deliver every bit of recorded promise live." Therefore, the strict operatic singing that is often found in the symphonic corner of metal is more of a spice than a staple for Seven Spires. More...

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Varathron To Record New Album In July

Greek occult black metal legends Varathron are gearing up to record a new album entitled "Patriarchs Of Evil." Heavy, dark and full of melodies, the record will revive memories from the past. The band is currently finishing the pre-production and is scheduled to record drums in July.

In September, Varathron will take a break for a mini-tour of Canada, and return to finish the album in early autumn. More details will be announced in due time.

The band also has plans more shows for 2018, including anniversary shows celebrating the 30th year of their existence. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

September 8 - Montreal, Wings Of Metal Festival (CAN),
September 9 - Ottawa, Mavericks (CAN),
September 10 - Toronto, Smiling Buddha (CAN) More...

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Excalion Releases Lyric Video For New Song

Finnish power metal act Excalion has released a lyric video for the new song "Divergent Falling," the first single taken from the new album "Dream Alive," which will be released on July 7th via Scarlet Records.

Excalion truly shows what shedding skin means. With a vibrant, aggressive, fast yet melodic new album, Excalion steers to the forefront of Finnish melodic metal bands. The album builds on the story line that was established with the "Centenarian" single (available through Spotify and iTunes), telling about a modern escapist who lives both the past and present, crafting his own realities. "Dream Alive" takes you through this journey, welcoming you through the pathways of the new century with stories that will not escape your mind.

Excalion’s new line-up combines the powerful vocals of Marcus Lång with the strong compositions of Jarmo Myllyvirta, setting the scene for the band’s signature arrangements, tight rhythms and flawless soloing. The album was mixed by Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox studio (Ghost Brigade) and mastered by Brett-Caldas Lima at Tower Studio (Ayreon, Adagio). The outstanding artwork that captures the story line of the album was created by a rising star from Poland, Piotr Szafraniec.

The track listing for "Divergent Falling" is:

1. Divergent Falling
2. Centenarian (song streaming here)
3. Marching Masquerade
4. Amelia
5. Release the Time
6. One Man Kingdom
7. Deadwater Bay
8. The Firmament
9. Man Alive
10. Living Daylights
11. Portrait on the Wall

Check out "Divergent Falling" here: More...

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From The Dust Returned Issues New Music Video

Italian progressive rock/metal band From The Dust Returned issued a music video for the song "Echoes Of Faces." The song appears on the debut EP "Homecoming," which is available via Sliptrick Records.

From The Dust Returned showcases a combination of heavy metal, hard rock, progressive and psychedelic music. Check out the clip here:

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Moonspell Issues "1755" Release Date

Portuguese metal act Moonspell will issue the new album "1755" on November 3rd via Napalm Records. "1755" is a conceptual release, sung entirely in Portuguese, which chronicles the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.

In support of the new album, there will be three shows in Portugal to coincide with the albums release. Moonspell will have a double date hometown show in Lisbon, where you enjoy the band's annual Halloween party, as well as watching the show. On the 1st of November, the band will take the event to the city of Porto as part of the "1755" first three announced dates:

30th + 31st Oct - LISBOA AO VIVO, LISBON
1st Nov - HARD CLUB, SALA 1, PORTO

These very special gigs will be produced by the band themselves in partnership with Alma Mater Records and in collaboration and with total support from the main label Napalm Records. More...

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Nula Premieres New Music Video

Belgrade sludge / post-metal band Nula, in cooperation with young Serbian artist Mihajlo Dragaš, is excited to release an animated video for the song "Silazak u Prah" ("Descent into Dust").

The song hails from latest EP "Kenoma" that dropped in February Via Black Bow Records. Today we have the distinct pleasure of exclusively premiering that video online - check it out below and let us know what you think!

If you like what you hear, the full "Kenoma" EP can be picked up digitally or streamed in full at Bandcamp here. The band comments on this freshly crafted clip:

"Mihajlo Dragaš is one of the most promising Serbian artist in the field of animation, drawing and graphics, and a winner of many national and international awards for his works. Currently he's working on his first feature-length animated film 'Death of Mother Jugovic,' which will be premiered at the festival ANIFILM in the Czech Republic.

"The video was created as a synergy of two artistic expressions, blend of sound and image imagination of the two separate creative potential. The director was working independently on the video, skillfully implementing the elements of the visual identity of the band with its own symbolic associations. As a result, the work is rich in archetypal motives that extend deep into the human unconscious. At the same time, the presentation of emotionally charged content gives everyone an opportunity for authentic personal experience." More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy Teasing New Song

Back home from a very successful 3-weeks UK & European Tour 2017 with Vader and Immolation, Austrian/French brutal death metal maniacs of Monument Of Misanthropy did not waste any time and are currently putting the final touches to their upcoming new EP titled "Capital Punisher". The band's frontman George "Misanthrope" Wilfinger has recently shared some footage from his vocals recordings, which took place at Norbert Leitner's studio in Vienna, Austria.

Check it out below:


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The Father Of Serpents Posts New Song

Serbian doom band The Father Of Serpents premieres a new song entitled "The Afterlife Symphony", taken from the upcoming new album "Age of Damnation ", which will be co-released today, June 19 by Satanath Records (Russia) and United By Chaos (Finland).

Check out now "The Afterlife Symphony" below.

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