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Metal News for September 18, 2017

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

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21 news articles posted on this day.

Wolves In The Throne Room Streaming Full Album

This Friday, September 22nd, Wolves In The Throne Room will open a portal into a mythic ethereal heathen landscape with the release of "Thrice Woven" via the group's own label Artemisia Records.

On "Thrice Woven," WITTR re-imagine black metal as an ode to rain storms, wood smoke, and the wild energies of the Pacific Northwest. Today a full album stream has also come online and can be heard below.

WITTR is also gearing up for extensive touring in support of the album starting at the end of the month and running through December. A full list of shows can be found after the stream.


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This Will Destroy You Kicks Off Tour

Texan instrumental rock collective This Will Destroy You will kick off a West Coast mini tour this week with Glassing. The near week-long journey will run from September 19th in San Diego, California through September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona.

In November, This Will Destroy You will take to the streets again for an East Coast jaunt beginning November 12th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and running through November 18th in Teaneck, New Jersey. The trek features support from Sannhet and includes a performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York as part of Knit Ball 2017, a week-long series of shows celebrating the historic venue's 30th anniversary. See all confirmed dates below:

West Coast w/Glassing:

9/19/2017 The Casbah - San Diego, CA
9/20/2017 The Ritz - San Jose, CA
9/21/2017 Starline Social Club - Oakland, CA
9/22/2017 Pico-Union Project - Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2017 The Flycatcher - Tucson, AZ
9/25/2017 The Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ

East Coast w/Sannhet:

11/12/2017 Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center - Harrisburg, PA
11/13/2017 BSP Kingston - Kingston, NY
11/14/2017 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
11/15/2017 35 Artspace - Portsmouth, NH
11/16/2017 The Met - Pawtucket, RI
11/17/2017 The Outer Space/The Ballroom - Hamden, CT
11/18/2017 Debonair Music Hall - Teaneck, NJ More...

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Ghost Iris Is "Detached" In New Video Clip

Danish act Ghost Iris issued a new video clip for the song "Detached." The track is lifted from the band's latest album "Blind World," which was issued back in February via Long Branch Records.

The clip was edited by LionSkin Media and filmed by Sebastian Stigsby. Check it out here:

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Dragonhammer Details New Album "Obscurity"

In just 40 days, the new album "Obscurity" from Italy's Dragonhammer will be in your cold metallic hands. October 27th (via My Kingdom Music) will be the day, but today the band revealed the cover artwork (created by Rob Marconi) and the 10 tracks titles composing the album, without a doubt, one of the most awaited Italian releases of this year!

In a few days, the band will present the first song via a lyric video created by Goffredo Passi at EstremArte Videoproduzioni.

On release day, the band will present it at a release party supporting Firewind in Rome at Jailbreak Live Club......and so you'll ride the Dragon flying on the music!

"Obscurity" was recorded at Domination Studios by Simone Mularoni (DGM). The track listing is:

1. Darkness Is Coming
2. The Eye Of The Storm
3. Brother vs Brother
4. Under The Vatican's Ground
5. The Game Of Blood
6. The Town Of Evil
7. Children Of The Sun
8. Fighting The Beast
9. Remember My Name
10. Obscurity More...

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Fatally Yours Premieres "Another You" Video

We're kicking off this dreary Monday morning with some upbeat hard rock from Maryland crew Fatally Yours.

Today we're excited to officially premiere the band's new music video for "Another You," directed by Matt Gischel. Check it out below, and if you like what you hear, be sure to follow the band at Facebook here.

Hailing from Baltimore, Fatally Yours consists of Billy Fisher (ex-aFREUDIANSLIP) and Keith Thompson (ex-Bleed the Dream) on vocals, Christian Rivera (also ex-Bleed the Dream), on guitar, Justin Posner (ex-Rookie of the Year) on drums, and Chuck Moore on guitar and keys.

Christian Rivera comments on thew new clip: "The video was filmed at Angel's Rock Bar in Baltimore, MD by 818 Digital Media. We wanted to capture the essence of what a good rock show is like in our hometown of Baltimore, MD, so we decided to shoot one of our shows, unscripted and on the fly.

"'Another You' is a song about self-realization. It’s the Devil that tempts you and the Angel that reminds you. It’s the tale of a struggling heart that can’t seem to fly straight, no matter how much he loves his partner. Temptation leads this dark soul away from his love, but he always returns to be saved by her. Another You is a mid-tempo bruiser that embodies the struggle of a tortured soul.

"We're still working in the studio, however, we are taking a break from that to play our 5-year anniversary party at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD on 10/28. Also appearing are Outerloop Records band, Megosh and Crashing Atlas. " More...

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Ram Issues "Gulag" Lyric Video

Just after announcing the new album "Rod" and streaming the new song "Gulag", Swedish heavy metal act Ram now issued a lyric video for the new single. "Rod" enlarges on November 3rd via Metal Blade Records.

On "Gulag" the band commented: "'Gulag' has a definite old-school European heavy metal vibe to it. The song shines a light on the hypocrisy of collectivism, and takes a stand for the one who lives and thinks for one self, not for ideology or dogmas of the masses. As one can see in the lyric video for the song most members of Ram were raised during the golden age of home computers!"

The track listing for the album is:

1. Declaration of Independence
2. On Wings of No Return
3. Gulag
4. A Throne at Midnight
5. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 1: Anno Infinitus
6. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 2: Ignitor
7. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 3: The Cease to Be
8. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 4: Voices of Death
9. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 5: Incinerating Storms
10. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 6: Ashes

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Artillery Foretells "When The Magic Is Gone"

Danish power thrash metal act Artillery released the new video clip "When the Magic is Gone." The song is taken from the latest album "Penalty By Perception," which was issued in 2016 via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Midnight Sin Issues "Game Over Fame" Video

Italian hard rock act Midnight Sin released a video clip for the new single "Game Over Fame." The song is the new single from the band's upcoming new album "One Last Ride," which is set for release on October 13th via Scarlet Records.

Midnight Sin brings back the sound of street rock with powerful and catchy songs, shocking lyrics, mind blowing choruses and a sexy attitude that brings back the energy and hedonism of what was called hair metal.

The band released the debut album "Sex First" back in 2014, followed by the EP "Never Say Never" in 2016 and they are now ready to release "One Last Ride," which has been described as the perfect combination of 80’s Sleaze Rock, modern Hard Rock and AOR. These 10 new tracks definitely leave a mark, being at the same time very energetic and sensual, catchy and loud: the perfect soundtrack for certain 'duties' which are usually performed at night.

The track list for "One Last Ride" is:

1. Day Zero
2. Loaded Gun
3. Land of the Freak
4. Game Over Fame
5. Send Me A Light
6. Never Say Never
7. The Maze
8. Plan B
9. Not Today
10. Born This Way More...

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Communic Issues Lyric Video For New Song

Norwegian progressive/power metal act Communic released a lyric video for the new song "Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant." The song is lifted from the new album "Where Echoes Gather," expected for release on October 27th via AFM Records.

"Where Echoes Gather" will be available as a digipak and limited colored vinyl (250 units gold, 250 red/marbled. The track listing is:

1. The Pulse of the Earth, Pt. 1: The Magnetic Center
2. The Pulse of the Earth. Pt. 2: Impact Of The Wave
3. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant
4. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 2: The Underground Swine
5. Moondance
6. Where History Lives
7. Black Flag of Hate
8. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 1: Journey Into The Source
9. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 2: The First Moment
10. Watching It All Disappear (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
11. At Dewy Prime (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
12. Waves Of Visual Decay (Acoustic Live Version - 10th Anniversary Concert) (Bonus Track)

Check out "Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant" here: More...

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Gothminister Hides From "The Sun"

Gothminister Bjørn Alexander Brem has returned with the new album "The Other Side," which drops on October 13th via AFM Records. Check out the new single/video clip "The Sun" in the player at the bottom.

"The Other Side" was produced, mixed and mastered by Henning Verlage (Unheilig, Eisbrecher) and exceeds even his highest expectations. Powerful metal riffs march relentlessly arm in arm with huge orchestras and heavenly choirs.

The Master himself reveals an astonishing range of vocal-art: from the deepest Gothic-dungeons up to the higher spheres of steaming Rock.

"The Other Side" is about spiritualistic seances and supernatural experiences. And again, Gothminister find it in the dark and unknown, where the greatest inspiration lies from within the motto Happiness In Darkness, as he sings in the opening track “Ich will alles” (I want everything):
“Cause I have darkness on my mind - It is the sign of the times.”

The track listing for "The Other Side" is:

1. Ich Will Alles
2. The Sun
3. Der Fliegende Mann
4. Aegir
5. Red Christ
6. We Are The Ones Who Rule The World
7. All This Time
8. Day Of Reckoning
9. Taking Over
10. Somewhere In Time More...

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Stormhammer Travels The "Road To Heaven"

Munich based power metal act Stormhammer posted a new lyric video for the song "Road to Heaven." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Welcome to the End," which was issued back in March via Massacre Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Aerodyne Signs With Street Symphonies Records

Street Symphonies Records is proud to welcome Swedish hard rockers Aerodyne to its roster.

Aerodyne is what happens when two of the leading local bands in Gothenburg, Sweden, collide head first. Formed back in January 2016, the Scandinavian combo is now finally ready to bring powerful hard rock to the world.

With heavy riffs and memorable choruses, it's hard to not bang your head and sing along. The first EP and music video "Old Flames Die Hard" were released in June 2016, receiving great feedback from rock fans all over the world. Although the rock scene of Gothenburg is fairly dormant, Aerodyne is in no need for a rest: in early 2017, the band entered the studios to record the full length debut album "Breaking Free," which is scheduled for a winter release on Street Symphonies Records/Burning Minds Music Group. With visions of world tours to spread the music to every last rock fan in the world, Aerodyne is here to stay.

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Evertale Details New Album, Releases New Single

German power metal act Evertale announced that the sophomore album will be entitled "The Great Brotherwar." The album drops on October 27th via NoiseArt Records. In addition, the band issued the new single "Empire Rising" in the form of a lyric video, which you can check out in the player below.

"The Great Brotherwar" is the follow up to the 2014 debut "Of Dragons and Elves" (see review here). The cover art, created by the legendary Andreas Marschall (Rage, Running Wild, Blind Guardian, etc.), and track listing can be found here:

1. Battle for Mankind
2. Empire Rising
3. The Swarm
4. The Joining
5. For the King and the Crown
6. Oceans of Sand l
7. The Journey to Iskendria
8. Chapter 666 (We are the Hammer)
9. March to the North
10. And the Dragon Returns
11. All Hail the Crimson King
12. The Great Brotherwar
13. Take to the Sky (Van Canto Cover) More...

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Antarktis Sends "Notes From The Underground"

Sweden's metal/post-rock act Antarktis is streaming the new song "Notes From Underground" in the player at the bottom. The song appears on the upcoming debut album "Ildlaante," which drops on October 6th via Agonia Records.

The track list and cover art can be found here:

1. Aurora
2. Svalbard (see music video here)
3. Notes From The Underground
4. Ildlaante
5. Cape Meteor, Pt 1
6. Cape Meteor, Pt 2

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Perihelion To Release New Album "Örvény"

"Örvény" (Hungarian for “Maelstrom”) is the third album of Hungarian post metal act Perihelion. The album is available November 10th via Apathia Records.

The album is to be interpreted as "a single journey with its seven songs seamlessly woven into each other and its lyrics revolving around dreamlike passages towards the subconscious".

Again, all lyrics are completely sung in Hungarian, the band’s native language, which gives this release an exceptionally pure and honest musical approach.

The artwork (shown below) is a creation of renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu, who previously worked for bands like Enslaved, Arch Enemy, Leprous and Mayhem.

1. Kihalt égi Folyosók
2. Bolyongó
3. Fényt!
4. Örvény
5. Romokon
6. Ébredo Táj
7. Bardó More...

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Hällas Releases Trippy New Video "Star Rider"

Swedish psychedelic metal band Hällas released a video clip for the new song "Star Rider," the new single from the upcoming album "Excerpts From The Future Past," which is due out October 13th via The Sign Records.

The video can be seen via Doomed and Stoned over at this location, or more conveniently in the player below.

The track list for "Excerpts From The Future Past" is:

1. The Astral Seer (song streaming here)
2. Repentance
3. Nebulon’s Tower
4. The Golden City of Semyra
5. Star Rider
6. Shadow of the Templar
7. Illusion Sky

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Were I Blind Releases "Imploding Lies" Video Clip

In light of the recent debut self-titled EP, London-based trio Were I Blind continue to deliver an EDM inspired metal and present the second single "Imploding Lies." You can check out the lyric video in the player below.

This particular track's lyrics depict the subject matter of terrorism and how it is an increasingly important matter in today's society. This is a topic the band feel strongly about and wanted to display their anger and dismay at the world by putting this negative energy into a song that shows a display of electro-industrial power! Check it out here:

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Corpse Garden To Release New Album "IAO 269"

Latin American death metal act, Corpse Garden, will be releasing the third album "IAO 269" in November 2017 via Godz ov War Productions on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally (exact date TBA). Check out the new track “Selenomantic Ecstasies” in the player at the bottom.

"IAO 269" follows up conceptually on the previous album, "Entheogen" (2015), and takes the band into a brand new and bolder, experimental – and even trance-like - direction.

Guitarist Federico Gutiérrez comments on what influenced this direction: “music is always a response from whatever we are feeling at the moment of its creation. It is an extension of our feelings and emotions”. The album was heavily influenced by the music the band members were listening to during the creation process of the album: krautrock, 70s and 80s post-punk and ambient music among others.

"When we were crafting the music, it became more obvious that the concept of the album would be a continuation of the concept on Entheogen: It's the harness of knowledge through the occult and realizing its power and the abilities it descends upon one's hands”.

"IAO 269" was produced by Colin Marston and Corpse Garden. It was recorded, mixed and mastered in January 2017 by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Studio, Queens, New York.

Stay tuned for more information on the album. In the meantime, check out the new song "Selenomantic Ecstasies" here: More...

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Starsoup Reveal "Castles Of Sand"

Russian prog-rockers Starsoup will release the second album "Castles Of Sand" in December 2017. The exact release date will be revealed soon. The artwork and track list was revealed today and can be viewed below.

Starsoup is the heavy metal/progressive rock project of vocalist Alexey Markov (Distant Sun). The songs vary stylistically – you may find that some are heavily influenced by Metallica, Queensryche and Savatage. The project was founding in Moscow towards the end of 2011 when the first single, “Angels," was recorded. The music consists of heavy guitars, atmospheric keys with an accent on the grand piano and varying vocal techniques.

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Catcher in the Lie
2. Brother's Plea
3. Into the Woods
4. Your World Is Dead
5. Rumors of Better Love
6. Escapist
7. Winter in Shire
8. Castle
9. The World That Has Moved On
10. Light Up the Stars
11. Moon on the Shore
12. Road to Sunset (Piano Version) More...

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Xandria Splits With Vocalist

German symphonic metal band Xandria has now split with its fifth vocalist, officially parting ways with Dianne van Giersbergen today. The group issued this statement:

"Dear all, we are very sad about the situation that we and you, the people following Xandria, have to face now. After we already had to cancel many concerts since July due to Dianne not being able to perform we had now been informed by her that she is leaving the band with immediate effect.

"This happened after we published news that the upcoming concerts will be played with a temporary replacement singer. It was clear to everyone, including Dianne, that it was supposed to be a temporary solution only. We had to learn about her departure in a way that has been surprising us very much and with a statement in which we do not recognize ourselves in.

"We have been very downhearted about not being able to play these concerts, and probably would not have been able to play for an undetermined time also in the future. For that reason, we wanted to play at least the concerts in November and December with a temporary replacement singer that can celebrate the music we love so much together with you and us, instead of cancelling any more concerts.

"We always have been doing our best to be there for you fans, so we tried the same in this difficult situation. Just as we always tried to find a good way to care for all members of the band to live the passion that is music, which can sometimes be difficult for everyone. Unfortunately, it seems that Dianne´s needs and goals were drifting apart from the band´s ones.

"However, we are proudly looking back at what we achieved together and we are thanking Dianne for the great times we shared and everything she did for the band. We wish her all the best for what she is heading for on her future way. We will live the passion we have for our music together with you all on our concerts in November, December & beyond! With a heavy heart, but at the same time looking forward to the future and to see you out there sharing our music with you,

"Philip, Marco, Steven & Gerit." More...

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Barney: No New Napalm Death Album Before Late 2018

Napalm Death frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway was recently interviewed by Australia's "Sticks For Stones". Questioned about a recent post on the band's Facebook page revealing they were back at Parlour Studios in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England recording their next album, Greenway clarifies:

"This is one of the, I say, problems in small letters with social media sometimes. As soon as you put a post like that, people just kind of think - understandably so - that you've got a bunch of new songs ready to go. Well, we haven't. It's very preliminary stages. I mean, basically, we're at the point where Shane went into the studio with Danny and basically laid a load of stuff down that he'd been thinking of doing. So there may be some material that never sees the light of day. I just don't know, 'cause I haven't actually heard it yet. I've got the stuff, but I haven't actually sat down and listened to it yet. So there's nothing approaching any complete songs. And the reality is that it won't even surface probably till later next year, I would have thought. So it's gonna be a while yet."

You can now listen to the entire chat below.

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