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Metal News for August 11, 2017

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29 news articles posted on this day.

Astaroth Incarnate Streaming "Unfleshed"

Toronto blackened/extreme metal band Astaroth Incarnate has summoned forth a hymn of hellish proportions, entitled "Unfleshed."

The song is pulled from forthcoming album "Omnipotence - The Infinite Darkness," which is set to drop September 8th, 2017 via CDN Records.

1. Obscurity
2. Curse of the Black Plague
3. Unfleshed
4. Sanctum of Torment
5. Re-Creation More...

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Alcest Re-Issuing "Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde"

Released in 2007, Alcest's debut album, "Souvenirs d'un autre monde," marks the starting point of the French band's extraordinary career.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of this groundbreaking record, Prophecy Productions has unveiled plans to reissue "Souvenirs d'un autre monde" in two very special limited edition formats on September 22nd.

With the release of "Souvenirs d'un autre monde" (English: "Memories from another world"), Alcest mastermind Neige forged a luminous sound that floats on the fringes of metal, yet incorporates emotions of euphoria, bliss, and nostalgia. The album has become known as one of the fundamental releases of the blackgaze / post-black metal genre, and a record that continually influences countless other bands in its wake.

In 2016, the release was selected by Pitchfork as one of its "50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time."

1. Printemps Émeraude ("Emerald Spring")
2. Souvenirs d'un autre monde ("Memories from another world")
3. Les Iris ("The Iris")
4. Ciel Errant ("Wandering Sky")
5. Sur l'autre rive je t'attendrai ("On the other shore I will wait for you")
6. Tir nan Og (Irish: "Land of the Young") More...

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Hideous Rebirth Announces New Album

Death metal trio Hideous Rebirth is back with sophomore album "La Fosa Comun." Featuring album art by Tony Koehl (Arkaik, Dehumanized, Putrid Pile), "La Fosa Comun" was recorded by Arturo Acosta at Dark Cauldron Recordings and was once again mixed / mastered by Justin Loomis at TNS Audio Mastering.

The album also includes a guest appearance by Frank Zelada (ex Euphoric Defilement, Ossification, Siderate) and is due out October 277th via Gore House Productions. Guitarist / vocalist Erick Gutierrez comments:

“The writing process took quite a long time; beginning in late 2013. The recording process for the album took several months too. It’s not often we can get together but we made the best of everything when we could. It was extremely fun working with our friend Arturo over at Dark Cauldron Recordings. We brought back my vocals to help balance the lineup changes. We tracked drums with scratch guitars, in the beginning, knocking them out in a couple days, then moved on with 2 different guitars.”

In regards to the album art, he adds: “Tony always delivers. We shared ideas when we met up at his home to discuss the concept. I don’t believe it was difficult, we wanted his input on the art cover. When we finally saw it, it was better than we had envisioned." More...

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Brendon Williams Composes Music For Guild Wars 2

Brendon Williams from progressive metal band A Sense Of Gravity has been revealed as a composer for the soundtrack to the upcoming Path Of Fire expansion for Guild Wars 2. The band issued this statement online:

"We're very excited to announced that founding member Brendon Williams was one of the composers for the massive new Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire expansion!

"His focus was on battle music, all of which was recorded with live orchestra and choir, so be sure to stay tuned to see if you can hear the prog influences he snuck in there!"

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Phantoms Streaming New EP

Post-metalcore band Phantoms recently announced that new EP, "Screaming on the Inside," is set for release August 25th, 2017 via Outerloop Records. Today, the band is thrilled to share the EP in full -- listen in below.

On the upcoming release, drummer Patrick Gale states: "This album was a product of several years of work. We as a band overcame obstacle after obstacle and worked countless hours, losing sleep, spending every dime we have in our pockets, and sacrificing any free time that we had.

"Without the help of Drew, Kile, Mike, and everyone else out the Outerloop offices we wouldn't be anywhere close to where we are today. We hope you guys enjoy this album as much as we enjoy playing and we hope to see you all soon out on the road!"

1. Stuck
2. Demons, These Demons
3. There Were Once Birds That Sang
4. Pieces of You
5. Dark Secrets (I'll Never Tell)
6. Let This Die
7. You May Suffer More...

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Zaius Signs To Prosthetic

Prosthetic Records welcomes Chicago four-piece instrumental group Zaius to the label's ever-expanding roster. Formed in 2010, the band explores a lighter, more melodic side of the members' musical tastes without abandoning the metal tendencies that come natural.

Guitarist Dann Dolce comments on the signing: "We are insanely proud of these eight songs and can't wait to share our first full length with the world. A proper release is what this album deserves, and Prosthetic Records really has our backs on this. The four of us couldn't be happier."

"Of Adoration," the band's debut LP, will be released via Prosthetic Records on October 6th, 2017. The opus was tracked at the start of 2017 with Jeff Edwards before being sent off to be mixed and mastered by Chris Common (Pelican, Mouth of the Architect, Minus the Bear).

"We try not to conform to any specific sub-genre and pull influence from as many places as possible," reflects Dolce. "Our goal is to keep our songs moving and dynamic, heavy yet engaging, not letting parts drag on longer than they have to."

1. Phaneron
2. Echelon
3. Reformer
4. Sheepdog
5. Magnolia
6. Seirenes
7. Anicca
8. Colin More...

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Incantation Streaming Album, Announces Mead

Vertigo-inducing death metallers Incantation drop brand new album "Profane Nexus" today via Relapse Records. In observance of this unholy consecration, the album can be streamed in its entirety for a limited time below.

If this wasn't enough, Incantation just revealed all the juicy details on a collaboration with Brimming Horn Meadery to bring the official Incantation edition mead, entitled Goat's Blood. Brimming with excitement, the guys had this to say:

"Our friends at Brimming Horn Meadery and us in Incantation are proud to announce the unveiling of this limited contribution to you devoted fiends. A first-ever mead and metal collaboration! It's a libation of grapes, honey and cherries whose dark crimson color inspired it's name. Goat's Blood!

"A testament to the near 30 years of the band;s existence and to the amazing talents of those award winning folks at Brimming Horn. In rare hand numbered bottles you too can join us in raising a mighty hail to metal and the brotherhood that we share with all of you!" More...

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Phantom 5 Puts Video Clip In The "Crossfire"

German hard rock act Phantom 5 - featuring ex-Bonfire vocalist Claus Lessmann - issued a video clip for the new song "Crossfire." The song will appear on the band's new release "Play II Win," which is set to drop on October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl.

The track listing is:

1. The Change in You
2. Crossfire
3. Baptised
4. Read Your Mind
5. Play to Win (feat. Claus Lessmann, Robert Boebel & Michael Voss)
6. Child Soldiers
7. Do You Believe in Love
8. Phantom Child
9. Had Enuff
10. Shadows Dance
11. Reach Out

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Antarktis Details New Album, Releases New Single

Sweden's metal/post-rock newcomers and Agonia Records recent signees Antarktis revealed details of the upcoming debut album "Ildlaante." Set to be released on October 6th, the record features six tracks with a playing time of 52 minutes. Watch a video for the first single, "Svalbard" in the player below.

Antarktis was co-founded by guitarists Björn Pettersson (In Mourning) and Tobias Netzell (In Mourning, ex-October Tide). Initially a few songs were written, yet laid on ice before they ever saw the light of day. As years passsed, the idea of Antarktis was picked up once again, and what first started out as an after work side project, ventured off into a territory uncharted by the duo's mother band, In Mourning. Thanks to vocalist and bassist Daniel Jansson (Ikhon) and drummer Jonas Martinsson (Me The Tiger, Necrosavant), the line-up got completed in 2013, giving Antarktis new life and a personality of its own.

The band comented on the debut album: "We are all extremely proud of this album and we're excited to finally be getting it out. We've really grown together a lot as a band since we formed, into something where we all can contribute and write together very unconditionally. The entire album and the process behind it is very much a group effort which we think makes it stand apart from what we do with our respective other bands and projects. Our hats off to Karl Daniel Lidén for a meaty mix/master and to Emy Rojas for the beautiful art."

"Ildlaante" was recorded between September 2016 and February 2017 in three different studios in Sweden. Drums were tracked with Alexander Backlund and Sebastian Svalland at Nailvillage Studio. Guitars, bass, vocals and keyboards at Studio Libra, while additional vocals at Ikhon HQ. The record was mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Breach, Terra Tenebrosa, The Old Wind). Artwork was created by Emy Rojas of Arrache-toi Un Oeil (Converge, Sunn O))) and Clutch).

The track list and cover art can be found here:

1. Aurora
2. Svalbard
3. Notes From Underground
4. Ildlaante
5. Cape Meteor, Pt 1
6. Cape Meteor, Pt 2 More...

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Witchwood Releases "A Grave Is The River" Video

Italian stoner/doom rock act Witchwood issued a new music video for the song "A Grave is the River." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Handful Of Stars," which is available via Jolly Roger Records.

Witchwood will perform live at Hammer of Doom Festival (Germany) in November with Cirith Ungol, Lucifer's Friend, Count Raven and more AND at the Malta Doom Festival (Malta) in October, with Hell, Atlantean Kodex and more.

Check out the clip here:

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Dr. Living Dead Returns With "Cosmic Conqueror"

The doctors are back! And they came to thrash!

Swedish crossover act Dr. Living Dead's brand new studio album "Cosmic Conqueror" will be released on October 27th through Century Media Records worldwide. Bringing you 11 skull-fracturing thrash metal anthems, "Cosmic Conqueror" is a 40-minute lethal injection of metal thrashing madness you won't want to miss.

A first glimpse into the album will be released in September. Please proceed to the waiting room until you’re called... More...

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Space Vacation Is "Lost In The Black Divide"

The release date of the new album "Lost In The Black Divide" by San Francisco's Space Vacation is September 22nd via Pure Steel Records. Pre-orders will be available on September 8th.

The quartet, featuring ex-Vicious Rumors guitarist Kiyoshi Morgan and Vocalist Scott Shapiro will come hard with the fourth album "Lost In The Black Divide." You will get what you exactly what you expect and more: fast and melodious true metal with fantastic songwriting. With a hint of Enforcer and Skullfist, fans of Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and Diamond Head will also have to keep Space Vacation in mind! This is heavy metal how it has to be!

The track list and cover artwork can be found here:

1. Devil to Pay
2. Save Your Breath
3. Stay Away
4. See You Again
5. Roll The Dice
6. Live By The Sword
7. Enemy
8. The Black Divide
9. Reason or Rhyme
10. Through The Door More...

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Ctulu To Release New EP "Cultus In Tenebris"

German sea storming extreme metal act Ctulu will release the 4-Track EP entitled "Cultus in Tenebris" on October 6th in the U.S. via Static Tension Recordings.

"Cultus in Tenebris" was recorded at the same time as the 2016 selt-titled album. Ctulu wanted to reduce both these works to minimum duration while containing maximum quality. The band has never before filtered so many ideas that didn’t make it on the final release.

"Cultus in Tenebris" is a concept EP that tries to catch the spirit of Necronomicon rituals. It is a gathering of exotic weirdness, of seeing in the dark, of praising the old, capricious, mad and wild gods. This is Ctulu’s first genuine U.S. release.

More information on the EP is expected soon. The artwork can be seen here: More...

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Rezet Releases New EP, Issues Video Clip

German metal act Rezet released the new EP "Minority Erazer" today. In celebration, the band released a new video clip for the title track, which you can check out in the player below.

The video was directed by Sebastian Vogt (ActionTalks) and the band says: "[this] is a a clear statement against racist, sexist and religiously fanatic leaders, and we definitely would love to see more artists speaking up on this, calling for freedom and benevolence, which is so much needed, these days in particular."

Check out the clip here:

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Satyricon Premieres Title Track Of New Album

Satyricon premiered the lyric video of the title track of the highly anticipated new album "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" over at Invisible Oranges at this location, or you can just click play in the convenient player below. The album is set for release on September 22nd via Napalm Records.

"Deep Calleth Upon Deep" was recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with studio guru Mike Fraser.

On the title track, Satyr commented: "It was not easy to chose a song to represent this album as they are all so different. I consider them all to be a group of individuals with strong and unique personalities and together they make the album 'Deep Calleth Upon Deep'.

"The title track is the only song we've done with baritone and regular guitar all the way through the song. I felt it was needed for the tonal depth I was looking for and to enhance the swing of the groove in the heavier parts. It also has mellotron, cello, violin and backing vocals by classical singer Håkon Kornstad where the cello supports the baritone guitar and the mellotron, violin and the backing vocals provide air and width to the sound. Consider it a journey, play it loud, close your eyes and head into the forest. That's what I do."

The track listing for the album is:

1. Midnight Serpent
2. Blood Cracks Open the Ground
3. To Your Brethren in the Dark
4. Deep Calleth Upon Deep
5. The Ghost Of Rome
6. Dissonant
7. Black Wings and Withering Gloom
8. Burial Rite

Check out the title track here: More...

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Bolido Signs With Fighter Records

Chilean traditional metal act Bolido has just inked a deal with Fighter Records for the official release of the second album "Heavy Bombers," which was digitally released earlier this year. The album will see the light of day on CD for the first time via Fighter Records on October 10th.

Formed back in 2010 in Santiago, Bolido self-released the debut album "We Are Rock" in 2014, gaining a solid reputation in the members' native country thanks to powerful live performances. In March 2016, the band released "Heavy Bombers" digitally and the album showed off a heavier approach in the vein of bands like Judas Priest, Anvil, early Jag Panzer, Malice and Liege Lord. The band caught the attention of Fighter Records which signed them for both this re-release and the upcoming third album which is currently in the works.

The track listing for "Heavy Bombers" is as follows:

1. The Absolute Dominion of the Skies
2. Never Ending Road
3. War Machine
4. Rock n' Roll Days
5. Heavy Bombers
6. The Heroes
7. Win Lose or Draw
8. Real Nature
9. Supersonic
10. Revenge
11. The Absolute Dominion of the Skies (Reprise) More...

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Blood Region Worships "Heroes" In New Video

Finnish metal band Blood Region issued a new video clip for the song "Heroes." The song is lifted from the new EP titled "For All The Fallen Heroes," which was issued earlier this year.

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L.A. Guns Streams "Sticky Fingers"

Dynamic hard rock songwriting combo - Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis - have returned under the L.A. Guns moniker resulting in the new album "The Missing Peace," which is set to drop on October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl. The band issued the new single "Sticky Fingers," which you can enjoy in the player below.

The track listing for "The Missing Peace" is:

1. It's All The Same To Me
2. Speed (see music video here)
3. A Drop Of Bleach
4. Sticky Fingers
5. Christine
6. Baby Gotta Fever
7. Kill It Or Die
8. Don't Bring A Knife To A Gunfight
9. The Flood's The Fault Of The Rain
10. The Devil Made Me Do It
11. The Missing Peace
12. Gave It All Away

Check out "Sticky Fingers" here: More...

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Eden's Curse Streaming Re-Recorded "Fallen King"

Melodic rock/metal outfit Eden's Curse is streaming the 2017 re-recording of the song "Fallen King." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Eden's Curse - Revisited," the band's 10th Anniversary re-recording of the debut album, which is set for release on August 25th via AFM Records. The release also features a DVD entitled "Live in Glasgow - Official Bootleg."

"Fallen King" was inspired by the King Of Scotland Robert The Bruce and showcases the outstanding vocals of Nikola Mijic while remaining true to the original song. Bassist Paul Logue explains: "As the band’s longest serving Scot and writer, this song holds a dear place in my heart. I’ll never forget performing it for the first time and hearing Nikola sing this and the guys bring it to life really. It rekindled my love for it. I think it’s the standout on the album. Watch for a return to the live set!"

The re-recorded album was mixed by Pete Newdeck and mastered by Harry Hess. The DVD component is the video portion of "Live With The Curse" and was shot in pro HD quality and mixed by the group's long time producer Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Angra, Pink Cream 69).

"Eden's Curse - Revisited" is the ultimate package for Eden's Curse fans old and new and a fantastic celebration of the record that started it all, from the guys who carry the legacy forward. The track listing is:

1. Book of Life (Intro)
2. Judgement Day
3. Eyes of the World
4. Stronger than the Flame
5. The Voice Inside
6. After the Love Is Gone
7. Fly Away
8. What Are You Waiting For
9. Eden's Curse
10. Don't Bring Me Down
11. Heaven Touch Me
12. The Bruce (Intro)
13. Fallen King
14. We All Die Young More...

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Serious Black Puts Out Some "Serious Black Magic"

Serious Black - featuring ex-Tad Morose vocalist Urban Breed, ex-Rhapsody of Fire drummer Alex Holzwarth and Emergency Gate bassist Mario Lochert and Edenbridge guitarist Dominik Sebastian among its ranks - released the new single and video clip "Serious Black Magic." The song is a trip into the world of fantasy and a visual introduction to the concept of the upcoming album "Magic" which is set to drop on August 25th via AFM Records.

"Magic" will be released in following Editions: Standard Jewel case, 2CD digipak edition (including "Live in Atlanta"), special Fan Box (limited to 500 copies) and black and white vinyl (limited to 250 copies each)

The Fan Box will contain:

- Ltd. Digipak (The limited 2-CD Digipak contains the bonus CD "Live in Atlanta" from the band's ProgPower USA performance on September 10, 2016)
- exclusive acoustic CD "First Light" - only available in this boxset
- witchboard with planchette (exclusive design)
- 22 tarot cards (exclusive design)
- Listener's companion written by Urban breed
- certificate of authenticity

The track listing for "Magic" is:

1. With a Tip of the Hat
2. Binary Magic
3. Burn! Witches Burn! (song streaming here)
4. Lone Gunman Rule
5. Now You’ll Never Know
6. I Can Do Magic
7. Serious Black Magic
8. Skeletons on Parade
9. Mr. Nightmist
10. The Witch of Caldwell Town
11. True Love is Blind
12. Just Kill Me
13. Newfound Freedom
14. One Final Song

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Nocturnal Rites Has "A Heart As Black As Coal"

Swedish metal act Nocturnal Rites issued a video clip for the new song "A Heart As Black As Coal." The song is the opening track of the new album "Phoenix," which will be out on September 29th via AFM Records.

Pre-orders for the album can be made at this location. The track listing are as follows:

1. A Heart As Black As Coal
2. Before We Waste Away (song streaming here)
3. The Poisonous Seed
4. Repent My Sins
5. What’s Killing Me
6. A Song For You
7. The Ghost Inside Me
8. Nothing Can Break Me
9. Flames
10. Used to be God
11. Welcome to the End

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Panzer Reveals Album Artwork, New Song

Panzer - the German supergroup featuring Destruction's Schmier and ex-Accept/ex-Running Wild drummer Stefan Schwarzmann, and newest members HammerFall's Pontus Norgren and Poltergeist's V.O. Pulver - issued a video clip for the new song "We Cannot Be Silenced." The song will appear on the band's upcoming sophomore effort entitled "Fatal Command," which will drop via Nuclear Blast Records on October 6, 2017.

The album artwork for the new album can be seen below. Pre-orders for "Fatal Command" can be made at this location.

Check out "We Cannot Be Silenced" here: More...

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Cerebral Incubation Debuts New Track

Las Vegas slam death band Cerebral Incubation debuts a new track titled "Ascariasis Evisceration", taken from the band's forthcoming new album "Bifurcation of Primordial Slamateurs", which will be out on Rising Nemesis Records September 22nd, 2017.

Check out now "Ascariasis Evisceration" below.

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Zornheym Premieres "Whom the Night Brings"

Swedish symphonic black metal outfit Zornheym - founded by multi-instrumentalist Zorn (ex-Dark Funeral, ex-Devian) - premieres a new song entitled "Whom the Night Brings", taken from the upcoming new album "Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns", which will be released September 15 under the auspice of Non Serviam Records.

Check out now "Whom the Night Brings" below.

States Zorn: More...

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Poison Blood Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Poison Blood premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming self titled debut EP, which will arrive in stores later today via Relapse Records.

Check out now "Poison Blood " in its entirety below.

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Counterfeit Culture Premieres New Video And EP

New Jersey melodic metal / post hardcore group Counterfeit Culture just dropped the "Deathwish" EP, consisting of three songs that rotate between crushing vocals, soaring melodies, and technical riffage.

Today we're stoked to premiere both a new music video for the "Apothecary" single (featuring Ricky Armellino of This or The Apocalypse), along with a stream of all three songs.

The clip below shows off a bad relationship and the domestic violence that comes with it, which is the overall theme of "Deathwish." Like what you hear below? Grab your own copy of the release over here.

If you missed the band's Pit Story last week about nearly being flattened like a pancake at the front of a mosh pit, you can also check it out right here.

1. Apothecary
2. Second Soul
3. X


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Circa Survive Premieres New Song & Music Video

Philadelphia's Circa Survive premieres a new song and music video entitled "Rites Of Investiture", taken from the upcoming new album "The Amulet", which is slated to receive a September 22nd release date through Hopeless Records.

Check out now "Rites Of Investiture" below.

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Varials Debuts New Song "E.D.A." From Upcoming CD

Varials debuts a new song entitled "E.D.A.", taken from the upcoming new album "Pain Again", which will be out in stores later today via Fearless Records.

Check out now "E.D.A." below.

Says the band’s vocalist Travis Tabron of the song: More...

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God Mother Premieres New Song "Tar Mirror"

God Mother premieres a new song entitled "Tar Mirror", taken from the upcoming new album "Vilseledd", which Party Smasher Inc. will have in stores on September 29th. "Tar Mirror" sports a guest turn from Rotten Sound vocalist Keijo Niinimaa.

Check out now "Tar Mirror" below.

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