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Metal News for September 1, 2017

Last updated on September 26, 2017 at 1:20 AM ET

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27 news articles posted on this day.

The Convalescence Streaming New Album

Today marks the official release of the The Convalescence's "This Is Hell" full-length album via Unique Leader Records. The album has come online for full streaming and can be heard in the Bandcamp player below.

The ten-track offering was produced by John Burke (Forever In Terror, Captain Kid, etc.) at Vibe Studios, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Beyond Creation, etc.) at The Grid, and comes wrapped in the macabre cover art of Coki Greenway.

"We are beyond exciting to bring our twisted vision of reality to the United States on the This Is Hell headlining tour," says keyboardist/vocalist Katie McCrimmon. "We can't wait to see everyone, hit the road with our friend and tear it up nightly! More...

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Facedown Offering 50% Off Digital Downloads

Facedown Records is now offering a Labor Day sale of half off all digital music through the label's webstore here. Facedown comments:

"All digital downloads in the online store are 50% off today through Monday. Including the preorder for the new Fleshkiller album! No coupon required. Sale pricing is good worldwide.

"Speaking of Fleshkiller, make sure to check out the music video below for 'Warfare' and the lyric video that was just released today for 'Salt Of The Earth!'" More...

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Delain Announces First Ever DVD/Blu-Ray

Delain has spent the last year celebrating the ten year anniversary - from the release of the fifth full-length "Moonbathers" and an anniversary edition of the debut album "Lucidity" to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world's biggest festival stages - and the band is about to cap it off with the release of the first ever live DVD/Blu-Ray package on October 27th. Pre-order it through PledgeMusic over here.

"A Decade of Delain: Live at Paradiso" was filmed at a sold out gig at Amsterdam's legendary Paradiso on December 10, 2016. Delain was joined on stage throughout the evening by Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Liv Kristine, Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory), and many other special guests and collaborators.

The set list for the evening showcased songs spanning Delain's entire decade-long existence, including everything from the sing-along singles to cuts from the band's vault that are rarely played live. On top of the full live concert, the package includes an exclusive documentary about the band entitled "We Are The Others - A Decade of Delain," a bonus live performance of "We Are the Others" from Masters of Rock 2015, and the "Suckerpunch" music video.

The track listing is:

CD/DVD/Blu-Ray:

1. Intro (The Monarch)
2. Hands of Gold (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
3. Suckerpunch
4. The Glory and the Scum
5. Get the Devil Out of Me
6. Army of Dolls
7. The Hurricane
8. April Rain
9. Where Is The Blood (featuring Burton C. Bell)
10. Here Come the Vultures
11. Fire With Fire
12. The Tragedy of the Commons (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
13. Danse Macabre
14. Sleepwalkers Dream (featuring Rob van der Loo, Sander Zoer, and Guus Eikens)
15. Your Body is a Battleground (featuring Marco Hietala - video)
16. Stay Forever
17. See Me In Shadow (featuring Liv Kristine and Elianne Anemaat)
18. The Gathering
19. Pristine (featuring George Oosthoek)
20. Mother Machine
21.Sing to Me (featuring Marco Hietala - video)
22.Don't Let Go
23.We Are the Others More...

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Unleash The Archers Posts "Awakening" Playthrough

10 years of Unleah The Archers! These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honor with an exhilarating feast on the latest effort and fourth masterpiece "Apex". You'll be guided by the shimmering heat of sweeping lead guitars, face-melting solos, deafening growls, pummeling bass lines and of course the thrilling hooks of Brittney Slayes' king-size voice.

The band has just released a brand new playthrough video for "Awakening"! Don't miss out and watch it here:

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Evil Invaders To Support Grand Magus In Europe

What a nice surprise! Belgium's Evil Invaders has just announced a full European tour run with Australia's Elm Street in support of Swedish doom warriors Grand Magus!

The band states: "We're stoked to announce that we'll hit the road with Grand Magus and Elm Street in October + November! We'll be touring some countries in Europe in support of our upcoming album 'FEED ME VIOLENCE'! Expect tons of new songs, crazy-ass merch and a wicked live show!"

Right before this tour, Evil Invaders will be releasing the new full-length studio album "Feed Me Violence."

Find all dates listed below:

27.10.17 DE - Munich / Backstage
28.10.17 CH - Aarau / Kiff
29.10.17 CH - Geneva / L'Usine
30.10.17 AT - Vienna / Viper Room
31.10.17 AT - Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
01.11.17 AT - Graz - Explosiv
02.11.17 PL - Cracow / Kwadrat
03.11.17 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
04.11.17 DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater
05.11.17 DE - Stuttgart / Wizemann
06.11.17 DE - Hannover / Musikzentrum
07.11.17 DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
08.11.17 DE - Nürnberg / Hirsch
09.11.17 NL - Eindhoven / Effenaar
10.11.17 DE - Cologne / Essigfabrik
11.11.17 DE - Weissenhauser Strand / Metal Hammer Paradise

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Nocturnal Rites Asks You To "Repent My Sins"

Re-activated Swedish metal act Nocturnal Rites issued a video clip for the new song "Repent My Sins." This is the third new song and second video clip released from the long awaited 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 (see music video here)
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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Divinity Compromised Posts Lyric Video

Divinity Compromised today reveals a stunning new lyric video for "The Fall of Æstoria." The track is taken from latest album "Terminal," which was released via Qumran Records/No Dust Records and can be heard in full here.

Divinity Compromised was formed in 2009, and has risen to become one of the Chicago area's premier metal bands. Formed by veterans of several notable Chicago groups, the band has carefully honed its sound and evolved into a unique sonic experience. "Terminal" also features the stirring guest vocals of Kayla Dixon (Helion Prime, Witch Mountain).

The band is poised to bring this evolving vision of metal to live audiences throughout 2017 and into 2018 in support of "Terminal" - stay tuned for full details. More...

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Septicflesh Paints A "Portrait Of A Headless Man"

Gods of orchestral extreme metal, Septicflesh, released the new album "Codex Omega" today (September 1st) in North America via Prosthetic Records (EU via Season of Mist). In celebration, the band issued the brand new video for "Portrait of a Headless Man," which is available in the player below.

The clip was produced and directed by Jon Simvonis for Arctosfilms SA. The track listing for "Codex Omega" is here:

CD 1:

1. Dante's Inferno (see 360 degree video clip here)
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega) (see lyric video here)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man
4. Martyr
5. Enemy of Truth (see lyric video here)
6. Dark Art
7. Our Church, Below the Sea
8. Faceless Queen
9. The Gospels of Fear
10. Trinity

CD 2:

1. Martyr of Truth
2. Dark Testament
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (Orchestral Version)

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Lion's Share Welcomes Back Co-Founder For Single

Swedish heavy metal band Lion's Share has been rejoined by co-founder and original keyboardist Kay Backlund for its latest single, "The Lion's Trial." The track is the follow-up to "Another Desire", which was released in June and marked the group's first new music since 2009's "Dark Hours" album. Check out both songs in the players at the bottom.

"I've been working with Kay on a couple of albums I've produced the last couple of years, so when we needed keyboards on 'The Lion's Trial', he was the natural choice," Lion's Share guitarist Lars Chriss says. "I'm sure it's pretty cool for our fans as well that we have three-fifths of the debut album lineup together again on this track."

More than twenty new Lion's Share songs have been written and about half of them have been partially recorded, with original member Andy Loos handling the bass duties on the first batch of tracks. The plan is to release a couple of lyric videos — one at a time — a few months apart, and to take it from there, depending on the response from fans.

Lead singer Nils Patrik Johansson (ex-Civil War) says: "Lars and I agree that at this point it feels the most natural to keep Lion's Share as a duo, with friends helping out wherever needed." More...

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Noturnall Signs With Rockshots Records

Rockshots Records is excited to announce the addition of the Brazilian prog/power metal band Noturnall to the label's roster!

Formed by very known and established musicians, the combo consists of Thiago Bianchi (Vocals), Fernando Quesada (Bass), Léo Mancini (Guitars) - all former members of Shaman - along with Juninho Carelli (Keyboards) and drummer Aquiles Priester (ex-Angra).

The band has come back with the third album "9," which brings the roots back to the band's members (Angra /Shaman), but with a heavier and more modern vocal and instrumental lines. "9" is a collection of the best moments from the members' old bands, and what stood out from the previous albums of Noturnall. "9" will be officially released on October 27, 2017 via Rockshots Records.

Moreover, the album features guitarist Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob ,Sonic Stomp) who had a brief period as a band member, contributing to the song "Wake Up," one of the highlights of this work.

The first single "Hearts As One" is already available in the player at the bottom. The track listing and album artwork can be found here:

1. Hey
2. Change
3. Wake Up!
4. Moving On
5. Mysterious
6. Hearts As One
7. What You Waiting For
8. Shadows
9. Pain More...

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Bloodstrike Announces New Album

Denver death metal act Bloodstrike has announced that on October 13th, the band will release the sophomore album "Execution of Violence" via Redefining Darkness Records. The album's first single "Creeper" is now streaming in the player below.

"Execution of Violence" takes the ferocious old school death metal of the 2015 debut "In Death We Rot" (released on Redefining Darkness Records) and ups the annihilation ante! Armed with 10 new tracks of focused brutality, Bloodstrike is prepared to spread a reign of terror to more unexplored territories at home and abroad.

The album was produced by Bloodstrike and recorded by Jeff Alexis. Mixing was done by John Bart Van Der Wal and mastering was performed by the mighty Dan Swanö.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Procreating for Death
2. Creeper
3. Emptiness of Life
4. Ministry of Hate
5. Corpses for Dissection
6. Execution of Violence
7. Detest Mortality
8. Whoremonger
9. Iron Rations
10. Hell's Wasteland More...

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Unparalleled Height Premieres New Music Video

With music built around powerful rhythms and soaring guitar leads, Pittsburgh group Unparalleled Height today unleashes first single "The Enemy Within" off upcoming album "Resurgence Vol. I."

The single arrives in the form of a new music video, which we're stoked to exclusively premiere below, and will have you fighting you in a bloody good time out in the woods!

The band is on a relentless mission to reach those who are struggling and be a support system. Lyrically, the band centers around this concept, while sonic influences are taken from modern bands like Bullet for my Valentine, Killswitch Engage, and Avenged Sevenfold, with nods to the classic metal greats.

Like what you hear in the video clip below? Be sure to follow Unparalleled Height through Facebook or over at Instagram here.

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Paradise Lost Won't Stop "Until The Grave"

U.K. death/doom pioneers Paradise Lost issued a lyric video for the new song "Until the Grave." The song appears on "Medusa," the new album that drops today (September 1st) via Nuclear Blast.

The track list for the album is:

1. Fearless Sky
2. Gods of Ancient
3. From the Gallows
4. The Longest Winter (lyric video available here)
5. Medusa
6. No Passage for the Dead
7. Blood & Chaos (see music video here)
8. Until the Grave
9. Frozen Illusion
10. Shrines
11. Symbolic Virtue

Check out the "Until the Grave" here: More...

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Egonaut Puts Forth "Offerings"

Swedish hard rock/doom act Egonaut released a lyric video for the new single "Offerings." The song is taken from the upcoming new conceptual release "The Omega" coming November 3rd via Mighty Music.

"The Omega" is the band's fourth studio effort and the first concept album. It tells the story of a seeker, trying to find his place in the modern world and what transpires when he finally finds it.

"The Omega" was recorded in several different studios, all to achieve the best possible sonic image to match the songs and the lyrics and the album. The album was once again mixed and co-produced by MRG Produktion. The artwork (shown below) was provided by Adrian Baxter and the new logo by Costin Chioreanu.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Initium (song available here)
2. Alienati
3. Offerings
4. The Abdication
5. The Pledge
6. Through The Eye
7. Awakenings
8. Totentanz
9. Death Sworn
10. Revelations More...

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The Unity "Never Forget[s]"

German melodic metal act The Unity - formed by Gamma Ray members Michael Ehre (drums) and Henjo Richter (guitars) - issued a new video clip for "Never Forget." The song appears on the self-titled debut album which is available now via SPV/Steamhammer Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Witchery Releases "True North" Music Video

Swedish blackened thrash act Witchery returns with the new album "I am Legion" on November 10th via Century Media Records. Today, the band issued a video clip for the new single "True North," which you can enjoy in the player at the bottom.

The track listing and artwork for "I Am Legion" can be found here:

1. Legion
2. True North
3. Welcome, Night
4. Of Blackened Wing
5. Dry Bones
6. Amun-Ra
7. Seraphic Terror
8. A Faustian Deal
9. An Unexpected Guest
10. Great Northern Plague
11. The Alchemist
12. Ragnarök
13. Apex Ghoul More...

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Exit Eden Issues Video Of Bonnie Tyler Cover

Exit Eden - the ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville (Avantastia/Trillium/Epica), Clémentine Delauney (Visions of Atlantis/ex-Serenity), Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner - issued another video clip, this time for the Bonnie Tyler cover "Total Eclipse of the Heart." The song appears on the band's debut album "Rhapsodies In Black," which dropped in mid-August through Napalm Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Beast In Black Reveal Debut Album Artwork

Finland's Beast In Black, the band led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen, completed work on the debut album "Berserker." The album is due out in November via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Berserker" was produced by Anton Kabanen and recorded primarily at his home studio - Sound Quest Studio. The band features Wardrum vocalist Yannis Papadopoulos and ex-U.D.O. guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen among its ranks.

The artwork was created by Roman Ismailov (Battle Beast). Check it out here: More...

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Caligula's Horse Streams "Songs For No One"

Caligula's Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia's progressive rock scene, posted another new song from the stunning forthcoming album "In Contact," which is expected to drop via InsideOutMusic on September 15th. Check out "Songs For No One" in the player below.

Vocalist Jim Grey comments: "'Songs for No One' carries great emotional weight for me personally - the ideal to be a force of positivity in the world is an enormous challenge, but one that we should all strive for. At its core, this track is about the value of having passion, whether publicly displayed or not. Creations or work completed for yourself alone have just as much value as work seen or heard by many, for the experience, growth, and joy it brings to you alone."

The track list for "In Contact" is:

1. Dream the Dead
2. Will's Song (Let the Colours Run) (see music video here)
3. The Hands are the Hardest
4. Love Conquers All
5. Songs for No One
6. Capulet
7. Fill My Heart
8. Inertia and the Weapon of the Wall
9. The Cannon's Mouth
10. Graves More...

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Demonstealer Announces New Drummer Guest

Demonstealer has announced another international drummer to contribute towards the much awaited new release "The Last Reptilian Warrior." Having already employed the services of Kevin Paradis, the band is proud to announce David Diepold from Benighted.

Demonstealer is the solo project of Sahil Makhija who is the founding member of one of India's biggest bands, Demonic Resurrection. He dons multiple roles and the music is completely in his own vision with ample experimentation and collaborations. The previous Demonstealer album received much praise and saw the release of several official videos in its support. The new album is said to be more death metal and with a number of exemplary musicians slated to be a part of it, it's highly anticipated around the world. A funding campaign through PledgeMusic is ongoing at this location.

Makhija commented: "I'm super stoked to announced that David Diepold is going to be playing a song on my upcoming EP titled 'The Last Reptilian Warrior.' I've been floored by his YouTube videos and when I saw him play live in 2015 with Benighted at Brutal Assault I was floored. I had a chance to meet him at the festival and I've been wanting to collaborate with him for a while and I'm super excited that he's now part of this EP. If you don't know who he is just watch his videos HERE. That's not all, I had said that there were going to be 3 drummers on this EP, it might just be 4 drummers now. Stay tuned for details." More...

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Gods Of Silence Release "Neverland" Video Clip

Swiss melodic metal band, Gods Of Silence (f/k/a Kirk) released a music video for the new song "Neverland." The song is the title track of the upcoming debut album, which drops on September 8th via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

"Neverland" was procduced, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The track listing is:

1. Gods of Silence (Intro)
2. Army of Liars
3. Against the Wall
4. Neverland
5. Full Moon (lyric video available here
6. The Phoenix
7. Demons
8. Wonderful Years
9. Alone
10. You Mean Nothing More To Me
11. All My Life

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Tell The Wolves I'm Home Premieres New Video

From the heart of Music City comes metallic post-hardcore outfit Tell The Wolves I'm Home, which is gearing up to release the "Somber" EP this coming October.

In addition to a crowd funding pre-order campaign now live, today the band has teamed up with us to exclusively premiere an official music video for the EP's closing track "Wilt."

The clip was shot by Jenna Clare, edited by DarkHammer Productions, and can be seen below. Vocalist Jon-Micah comments on the impending mini-album release:

“The new music has been different for us during the writing process more so than the past releases. In the past, we’ve been upset at many things and those things have came out in our writing. The pain we are all currently going through, whether it it’s about loss, anger, depression, etc., is this new EP."

1. Loss
2. Somber
3. Mourn
4. Wilt More...

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Arallu Premieres New Music Video For "Adonay"

Israeli blackened death metal act Arallu premieres a new music video for "Adonay", taken from the forthcoming new album "Six", which will be released by Transcending Obscurity Records (India) on September 22nd, in both physical and digital editions.

Check out now "Adonay" below.

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Corpsehammer: Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Swedish/Chilean oldschool black metal band Corpsehammer premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Posesión", which will be out in stores later today on tape via Morbid Skull Records.

Check out now "Posesión" in its entirety below.

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Alder Glade Debuts Title Track Of Upcoming New CD

Australian black metal unit Alder Glade debuts the title track of its upcoming new album "Spine of the World", which will be out in stores later today via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Spine of the World" below.

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Mastodon Premieres New Song "Toe To Toes"

Mastodon premieres a new song entitled "Toe To Toes", taken from the upcoming new EP "Cold Dark Place", which will be out in stores September 22nd. Describes Mastodon vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds the effort: "One is an album I wrote myself, and recorded with Brann and Troy during the ‘Once More ‘Round The Sun‘ sessions. My part is called ‘Cold Dark Place‘, and it has to do with a nasty breakup that I went through. I wrote some pretty dark, beautiful, spooky, funky, ethereal, melancholy music, which also sounds like the Bee Gees a little bit."

Check out now "Toe To Toes" below.

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China Girl (Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decap.) Posts CD

China Girl - the new band featuring Pig Destroyer‘s John Jarvis on vocals, Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation/Scour) on bass and Dennis R. Sanders (Spirit In The Room/ex-Black Light Burns) on vocals/guitar/programming - is streaming its self-titled debut album below, which is out today via Bandcamp.


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