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Metal News for September 19, 2017

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29 news articles posted on this day.

Arch Enemy Comments On Chart Positions

Arch Enemy is breaking records with new release “Will To Power," entering sales charts on top ranks all over the world. "Will To Power" premiered at these chart positions after releasing on September 8th:

#1 US Hard Music Charts
#10 US Rock Charts
#1 iTunes Metal Charts (International)
#3 German Album Charts
#3 UK Rock Charts
#2 Finnish Album Charts
#5 Swiss Album Charts
#5 Czech Album Charts
#11 Swedish Album Charts (last album #40)
#11 Dutch Album Charts (last album #38)
#19 French Album Charts (last album #42)
#26 Australian Album Charts (first chart entry ever)
#37 UK Album Charts (last album #85)

Michael Amott comments: "This is quite overwhelming to be honest... Firstly, a huge THANK YOU to all the fans that picked up 'Will to Power' during the first week of release! This has resulted in some of the best chart entries in Arch Enemy's history! The 'Will to Power' tour has just begun and the reactions to the new songs are just phenomenal. This is just the beginning, we're very much looking forward to going around the world a few times! We'll see all you metal maniacs out there soon and thank you once again from Arch Enemy!" More...

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Riksha Releases New Video

Salt Lake City's Riksha just released an official music video for the song "Banging Danger," taken from latest full-length album "Five Stages of Numb," released via Zombie Shark Records. The video was produced by Cody Hess and is available below.

"Five Stages Of Numb" was recorded at Elevate Studios by notable producer and drummer for Chelsea Grin, Pablo Viveros. Album art was provided by Die Elster. "Banging Danger" is the fourth installment in a series of imaginative music videos released in support of Riksha's new album. More...

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In Twilight's Embrace Streams New Album In Full

"Vanitas," the new album from In Twilight's Embrace, will be finally released this Friday, September 22nd via Arachnophobia Records. You may stream it now in its entirety exclusively via No Clean Singing at this location.

1. The Hell of Mediocrity
2. Fan the Flame
3. As Future Evaporates
4. Trembling
5. Flesh Falls, No Ghost Lifts
6. Futility
7. The Rift
8. The Great Leveller

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Rancho Bizzarro Releases Promo Clip "Yo Man"

Italian stoner rockers Rancho Bizzarro released new promo clip for "Yo Man," the new single from the upcoming self-titled new album, which is slated to drop on October 6th via Argonauta Records (pre-order the album over here). Check it out the clip in the player below.

Rancho Bizzarro is the new project by Izio Orsini, who after his debut "Weedooism" with the name Bantoriak (new album due later in 2018), took the decision to start a new band, an Instrumental four-piece with a clear stoner desert rock influence, highly recommended if you like Brant Bjork, MC5 and Black Sabbath.

The track list for "Rancho Bizzarro" is as follows:

1. Five Hermanos
2. Garage Part Two
3. Incredible Bongo
4. Mood Brant
5. Yo Man
6. Katching
7. Mr. Aloba More...

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Cannibal Corpse Lays Out The Code of the Slashers

Brutal Death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse unleashed a video clip for the new single "Code of the Slashers." The song is lifted from the band's upcoming new album "Red Before Black," which drops on November 3rd via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders for the album are available at this location.

Video director Zev Deans commented: "After crawling through abandoned buildings, crashing our van into a tree in the middle of a scene, witnessing a real stabbing and drenching ourselves in fake blood in a derelict park at 5am, we can safely say this was a proper introduction to the slasher genre for Panorama Programming. We brought a slab of fresh meat back from a rotting metropolis, and we're serving it to you raw. Come and get it."

The track listing for the album is:

1. Only One Will Die
2. Red Before Black
3. Code Of The Slashers
4. Shedding My Human Skin
5. Remaimed
6. Firestorm Vengeance
7. Heads Shoveled Off
8. Corpus Delicti
9. Scavenger Consuming Death
10. In The Midst Of Ruin
11. Destroyed Without A Trace
12. Hideous Ichor

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Natvre's Premieres Title Track Of New Album

MetalSucks is offering an exclusive early stream of "Early Cvlts," the title track to the second LP by Thessaloniki, Greece-based black metal trio, Natvre's, as the record nears release on October 27th through Argento Records. Check it out at this location, or simply in the player at the bottom.

Combining mid-tempo, over-saturated riffs with feral blast beats and lacerating vocals, Natvre's creates a hateful maelstrom of terror and controlled chaos that is impossible to forget. The Hellenic commandos now offer the torrential maelstrom of the second proper full-length, "Early Cvlts," the album showcasing the band'sterrorizing yet supremely infectious '90s-inspired blackened arts through eight methodical songs recorded at Stelth Sound Studiosand completed with artwork (shown below) by Luca Devinu.

The band offers with the "Early Cvlts" advance stream, "This song is what Natvre's is all about. It's the song on the album that has the biggest punk influence and it's a sort of statement against the narcissism and pseudo avant-garde attitude that is quite popular in Black Metal today. It's a song about reality and self-liberation through following the path that leads to the depth." More...

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Dawn Ray'd Signs To Prosthetic Records

U.K. based black metal band Dawn Ray'd has officially signed to Prosthetic Records. The politically-charged three-piece from Liverpool will release the first full length album, "The Unlawful Assembly," on digipack compact disc on November 24th, with the digital release hitting all platforms on October 27th. Pre-order the CD now at this location. The vinyl will be out on October 2nd via Feast of Tentacles in the UK and EU and Halo of Flies in North America.

"The Unlawful Assembly" further sharpens Dawn Ray'd's precise malevolent attack of melody and blasts, delving deeper and reaching beyond the depths explored in the 2015 debut EP, "A Thorn, A Blight."

Recorded by Tom Dring at Vagrant Studios, "The Unlawful Assembly" is divided into two parts: 'The Wild Service' and 'The Wild Magic'; it is equal parts malice and spite; ethereality and exultation. From the clean singing of "A Litany To Cowards" to the thrashing pace of "Emptiness Beneath The Great Emptiness", the album, "breathes new fire into black metal's small but sturdy leftist tradition, crafting potent, violin-laced atmospheric black metal songs that double as battle hymns for the class war," according to Noisey.

Already receiving vast critical praise including mentions of "Album of the Year," DAWN RAY'D is using the platform to express their political views and beliefs, which simply stated, are rooted in anarchism. The album as a whole can be dissected and examined on many levels however with the lyrical themes being as complex as the music.

The band has already made its presence known in the U.S. through a recent summer tour with Michigan-based atmospheric black metal group Dakhma. The band has done countless DIY shows throughout Europe and have played the Paranoya Fest in Germany, No Sanctuary in Croatia and Fluff Fest in Czech Republic.

The Unlawful Assembly is a multi-pronged attack, but with one consistent message: inaction is not an option. The track listing and artwork are as follows:

1. Fire Sermon
2. The Abyssal Plain
3. Future Perfect Conditional
4. Emptiness Beneath The Great Emptiness
5. A Litany To Cowards
6. The Ceaseless Arbitrary Choice
7. Held In A Lunar Synthesis
8. Strike Again The Hammer Sings!
9. Island of Cannibal Horses
10. A Thought, Ablaze More...

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Solfernus Premieres "Glorifired"

Today we've got some absolutely killer cross-genre blackened metal with a serious dash of the old school thrown in.

Czech Republic group Solfernus will drop the "Neoantichrist" album on October 13th, 2017 via Satanath Records and Murdher Records.

Ahead of that release, we've got an exclusive stream of the album's second track "Glorifired" below.

The record was produced by Paul Dread (Root) and is up for pre-order over here. Be sure to also give the band a like at Facebook. The track listing is as follows:

01. Ignis ~ Dominion
02. Glorifired
03. Mistresserpent
04. Pray For Chaos!
05. That One Night
06. Between Two Deaths
07. Once Upon A Time In The East
08. My Aurorae
09. Neoantichrist
10. Stone In A River More...

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Apologoethia Announces Debut EP "Pillars"

Today, Invictus Productions set November 24th as the international release date for Apologoethia's highly anticipated debut mini-album, "Pillars."

Apologoethia was spawned way back in 2012 as a side-project of J.B. in order to develop some ideas that didn't fit both musical and stylistically with his main band, Spain's Graveyard. After an intense period of composition, the style that now exists as Apologoethia was born. Sometime in 2014, J.B. asked J.F. to lay down some drum patterns that would fit with the riffs, the tempos, and complement the overall feel, atmosphere, and vibe that the songs needed and demanded. With all the material already prepared, shaped, and sharpened, it was time to develop the conceptual side of the band, creating some lyrics that would fit with Apologoethia's atmosphere and dark 'n' macabre approach. After a meticulous search, L.O. was brought into the band, knowing that his writing and conceptual skills would work perfectly with the band's aesthetics and purposes.

Alas, what results is a hysteric-yet-nuanced plunge into the realms of madness. Exploring the dark side of human knowledge, an introspection through different cultural, ascetic, and religious approaches mankind explored throughout centuries past, Apologoethia here construct ceaselessly roiling monoliths of diabolical metal mania. Comprised of four equally treacherous labyrinths/songs, Pillars unfurls its mysteries with a perversely restless ease, pitching headlong from lumbering doom chunder into frothing, ferocious South American-styled chaos and often back again (or in reverse, or both), all of it betraying a boundless vision heeding the darkest energies coursing through heavy metal. Within, stretches of clean-toned tension crop up, deliriously setting the stage for further onslaught to commence.

Rounded out by rich 'n' robust production, Pillars marks a none-more-auspicious debut for a name that shall soon be spoken of far and wide: behold the birth of Apologoethia. The first Pillar to be revealed is "De Aeterno Praesentia," which can be heard in the player below.

The cover and track listing are as follows:

1. Pillar I (De Fundamenta Spiritus)
2. Pillar II (De Humanae Natura)
3. Pillar III (De Absentiae Vitae)
4. Pillar IV (De Aeterno Praesentia) More...

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Gridfailure Premieres "I Shall Not Survive..."

From amidst the forests just north of New York City, the cult of Gridfailure continues to spew its discordant brew of off-kilter experimental terror with the release of "I Shall Not Survive Another Winter" this Friday for the Autumnal Equinox. No Echo is now streaming the whole recording, which you can check out over here, or simply in the player below.

Each song on "I Shall Not Survive Another Winter" grows longer than the one preceding it, the record further exploring full-on post-apocalyptic dementia; a vision of Post-Sixth Mass-Extinction Skullduggery which is the concept of the upcoming Teeth Collection and Drought Stick albums and several surrounding mini-releases portraying a grim vision of humanity's future. A nearby reality where those who have survived mankind's override by artificial intelligence, the ecological rebellion of our planet, and thermonuclear warfare amidst our own kind strive to rebuild society, and are continually thwarted. Thriving only amidst the gutters and back-alleys of a scorched culture, Gridfailure's sound reflects this impending cross-contamination of horrors.

The track list for the album is:

1. Cabal
2. Sew Nothing, Reap Nothingness
3. Pact Rejection
4. It's Too Late For Me, It's Too Late For You
5. Hara-Kiri Superstars
6. Never Was
7. I Shall Not Survive Another Winter
8. No Longer Communicable

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Prostitution Turns Tricks With "Hypergiant"

Brooklyn progressive black metal group Prostitution is streaming the new song "Hypergiant." The song is taken from the new EP "Egyptian Blue," which is set to drop on October 10th. The song is streaming via the band's bandcamp page, available in the player below.

The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Anthony Lopardo and Raymond Marte at Westfall Recording Company, and features additional vocals by Beast Modulus' Kurt Applegate. The track list is as follows:

1. Hypergiant
2. The Boat
3. Elevated Droves

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Nupraptor To Release Debut "The Heresiarch"

Today, Shadow Kingdom Records set November 24th as the international release date for the surprise debut of Nupraptor, "The Heresiarch," on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl version shall be released later, on December 29th.

Curiously named, Nupraptor is the solo project of White Hornet mastermind Matt St. Ours, who's been itching to record some pure 'n' powerful doom metal for a while now. And that's exactly what you get with "The Heresiarch": the purest DOOM, powerful as it comes, downtrodden and desolate to the bitter end.

Hailing the old European gods of traditional doom, Nupraptor crafts seven slumbering beasts of majestic misery within a mystical continuum of 51 minutes, starting with a "Black Mass" and on "Through the Smoke" before "Burning the Believers" "Before the Eyes of God," and at last "Wasting Away" before "The Fall of Christ." Verily, St. Ours crafts music for the grave and the graveyard, his haunting vocals heralding the onset of long nights wrapped in the fog's embrace, languorous and lonely. Or, more accurately, you simply cannot craft doom metal of such a beautifully barren hue without having LIVED it - and dying for it. Behold The Heresiarch, for it has arrived as Nupraptor!

Await the arrival with the new tracks "Through the Smoke" and "The Fall of Christ" at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp streaming below, where all three formats of the album can be preordered.

Cover and track listing are as follows:

1. Black Mass
2. Through The Smoke
3. Burning The Believers
4. The Heresiarch
5. Before the Eyes of God
6. Wasting Away
7. The Fall Of Christ More...

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Heretic Returns With "A Game You Cannot Win"

Legendary Los Angeles power thrashers Heretic return with the first album in 5 years! Heretic has just completed recording the forthcoming release entitled “A Game You Can Not Win” with a release date of October 27th via Dissonance Productions. Pre-order the album at this location.

Heretic was born during the early 80's Metal scene in Southern California and was one of the top acts in the L.A. area. This drew the attention of Metal Blade Records who went on to sign the act. The band was the first featured on the Metal Massacre 7 compilation. Later the group released the EP "Torture Knows No Boundary," and the full length LP "Breaking Point." After the release of "Breaking Point," the band split up when then lead singer Mike Howe joined Metal Church.

Instead of continuing on guitarist Brian Korban, and bassist Dennis Ohara went on to form the band Reverend with former Metal Church singer David Wayne. Flash forward 20+ years, Heretic is back with the Classic Metal/Thrash sound. The band released "A Time Of Crisis" on Metal On Metal Records in 2012, the first release in over 2 decades. 5 years on....The Heretic Has Returned!

The track list for "A Game You Cannot Win" is:

1. Intro
2. This World Called Hell
3. A Game You Cannot Win
4. Demonized
5. Broken Hero
6. Never Added Up
7. Relentless
8. Before The Fall
9. Master At Her Game
10. Immaculate Deception
11. Annihilate
12. Everything’s About To Change
13. Outro More...

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King Parrot Unleashes A "Piss Wreck"

This Friday, Australian grind practitioners King Parrot will unleash the maniacal fruit of their "Ugly Produce" full-length. Slated for release on September 22nd in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records and in Australia via EVP Recordings, "Ugly Produce" is a ten-track feast of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems. Recorded at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster's Jason Fuller, this is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Ugly Produce is a twisted, cantankerous ride through an outback graveyard, high on PCP, wreaking of animal feculence.

In advance of this week's release, the band has unsheathed a hilarious new video clip for "Piss Wreck" viewable in the player at the bottom.

"Ugly Produce" will see release on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-orders are currently available at the official King Parrot website over here. Digital preorders - which come with an instant download of "Ten Pounds Of Shit In A Five Pound Bag" - are available via Apple Music and iTunes. More...

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No Return Returns With "The Curse Within"

French death/thrash act No Return has actually returned with the follow up to 2015's "Fearless Walk to Rise." The new album "The Curse Within" is slated for release on November 17th via Mighty Music/Target Group.

No Return was originally formed in 1989. The band recorded its first album “Psychological Torment” (1990) in Germany with Coroner’s drummer and Marky Marquis as Art Director, then produced the second album “Contamination Rises” (1992) at Morrisound's Studios in Tampa, Florida with the help of Scott Burns.

Ever since, the band has kept on sharing its passion for music, performing alongside other bands such as Arch Enemy, Samael, Napalm Death, Sepultura, Coroner, Motorhead and many others, all while regularly releasing new albums.

In 2015, the band released the comeback album “Fearless Walk To Rise” worldwide produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Pretty Maids). Several tours followed this release including a French tour that was closed with a performance on the Mainstage of the Hellfest Open Air.

In Spring 2017, the band went back to Hansen Studios to record the 10th studio album "The Curse Within." The track list and artwork can be found here:

1. Inhale
2. The Will To Stand Up
3. The Crimson Rider
4. Despise Your Heroes
5. To The Dark Side Of The Sun
6. Just Passing Through
7. Memories Turns To Ashes
8. My Last Words
9. Stare At My Reflection
10. Serpent's Curse More...

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The Ocean Premieres "Turritopsis Dohrnii"

Pelagic Records -- founded in 2009 by The Ocean guitarist Robin Staps -- will release "In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth" this fall; a compilation of one-hundred-eighty minutes of contemporary post rock, metal, and experimental rock music. The release showcases the entire Pelagic Records roster and includes bands such as Mono, Pg.Lost, Klone, Wang Wen, and many others as well as previously unreleased tracks by The Ocean and new signing Spook The Horses. Preorders are currently available over here.

In advance of the massive collection's September 29th release, Revolver is offering up an official premiere of The Ocean's "Turritopsis Dohrnii," at this location. You can also just press play in the player at the bottom.

The track serves as The Ocean's first output since the 2015 "Transcendental" split EP with Japan's post rock legends Mono, a release which inaugurated the Pelagic Split Series - later to be followed by editions featuring exclusive contributions by Cult Of Luna and The Old Wind, Tiny Fingers and EF, and LLNN and Wovoka.

Issues Staps of "Turritopsis Dohrnii," "This track was recorded as part of the Pelagial session. 'Turritopsis dohrnii' is a jellyfish that lives in the Mediterranean. It is the only immortal species on Earth. Jellyfish are weird creatures. They start their lives as polyps which are basically something closer to a plant than to an animal, something that grows on a rock. These polyps reproduce asexually, by cell division. The result becomes the free-swimming medusa, a jellyfish. Jellies then reproduce sexually, before they die... except this little guy here. Once the adult form of the species have reproduced, they revert back into their juvenile polyp state. They shrink, their tentacles disappear and they sink to the ocean floor to start their unique life cycle all over again... and not just once, but infinitely.

"This track begins and ends with the same part, reflecting that eternal cycle," he continues. "Learning about this tiny creature made me think about how we are desperately striving for physical rejuvenation and intellectual immortality... the other side of the coin is the fact that we barely see any old people these days. In a city like Berlin, everyone is young, healthy and pretty. Elder people get locked away in homes that most of us will never get to see or visit, unless we have family members unfortunate enough to become old." More...

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Cruentator Signs With Xtreem Music For Debut

Italian aggressive thrash metal band Cruentator has just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of the debut album "Ain't War Hell?," which is targeted to drop in January 2018.

Formed back in 2016, and featuring members from the brutal gore band Bowel Stew, Cruentator was born with the intention of creating the most punishing kind of thrash metal. After a couple of shows opening for legendary Necrodeath, the band entered Toxic Basement Studios in early 2017 to record "Ain't War Hell?," which features 8 songs of a merciless thrashl influenced by acts like Demolition Hammer, Morbid Saint, Slaughter, Razor, Kreator, Sodom, Incubus and Devastation.

The cover art for "Ain't War Hell?" was created by artist Five Miligrams, responsible for iconic artworks of bands such as Morbid Saint and Massacre.

The artwork and first single will be revealed soon. More...

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Letters From The Colony Signs With Nuclear Blast

A highly complex construct of math metal, crushing death elements and virtuosic shoegaze moments – Letters From The Colony creates more than just songs. The young progressive extreme metal architects from Borlänge in Sweden are building tracks that are able to catapult them right into the league of bands such as Meshuggah, Opeth or Gojira with their first album only just on the horizon.

The five young musicians are proud to announce that they have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast whilst the debut album "Vignette" is currently in the making. But lowering its sights for the debut album or taking just small steps at the beginning of a career has always been out of the question for Letters From The Colony. The first full-length release is already being mastered by Jens Bogren (Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, Pradise Lost), whilst Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, PAIN, Lindemann) has not shied away from declaring a big recommendation for the band.

Letters From The Colony builds upon the intersection between perfection and ordered chaos; the unbridled joy of experimentation and virtuosic instrument mastery. They deliver highly complex songs full of unbounded aggression and progressive structures, but also do not shy away from playing saxophone alongside guitars or sampling the call of a deer into a track!

Obviously, the cover artwork choice for the band is another proof of the quintet’s dazzling multi-faceted qualities, and it arrives as rare and vibrant as they come (see below), pushing Letters From The Colony into a completely new niche compartment of technically challenging extreme metal.

More info, as well as the first songs from ‘Vignette’ will be unveiled soon. More...

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Pit Stories: Crowdsurfing Like A 'Legend'

Ready for a new Pit Story metal fans? This week's tale comes from the land of fire and ice: Iceland's Legend.

There is your typical crowdsurfing and then there is legendary crowdsurfing - the one that seems like it was planned all along with interactions from the band on stage and a passing of the torch (mic) while riding the hands of the crowd.

Vocalist Krummi Bjorgvinsson recalls the epic tale of drummer Frosti's adventure at an Iggy Pop performance: More...

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Vatican Announces Tour Dates

Savanna, Georgia based Vatican announced more upcoming tour dates supporting the "Ache Of Eternity" EP, which was issued through Sorrow Carrier Records at the end of August. Stream "Ache Of Eternity" in full via Bandcamp in the player below.

The vicious straight edge outfit will take the crushing metallic hardcore wrath into the southernmost regions of the country on a week-long massacre surrounding their performance at Hope For Shelter Fest in San Antonio alongside Homewrecker, Sworn Vengeance, Die Young, Greg Bennick (Trial), and many others. The first four shows, including the festival see Vatican touring alongside Purity, Trust Issues, and Dwell, the final two shows with Strengthen What Remains and Dwell. Expect additional tour dates to be posted in the coming weeks.

Confirmed dates are:

9/27/2017 Studio 524 - Baton Rouge, LA *
9/28/2017 The White Swan - Houston, TX *
9/29/2017 Boozers - Corpus Christi, TX *
9/30/2017 The Korova - San Antonio, TX @ Hope For Shelter Fest [info] *
10/03/2017 Killers Tacos - Denton, TX #
10/04/2017 house show - Nashville, TN #
* w/ Purity, Trust Issues, Dwell
# w/ Strengthen What Remains, Dwell

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Kartikeya Announces New Album "Samudra"

Six years after the majestic "Mahayuga," Russia's Kartikeya will release the new album named "Samudra" on October 19th via Apathia Records, or 27 Ashvina 5119 of Kali Yuga, the holy day of Diwali!

"Samudra" features 14 tracks, and guests appearances by Keith Merrow, Karl Sanders (Nile), Sai Shankar, and David Maxim Micic.

On 27 Ashvina 5119 of Kali Yuga, the holy day of Diwali, on the day of the Victory of Good over Evil, by the fire of the divine light, the long-awaited third “Samudra” shall be unleashed in celebration.

Signifying the decimal foundation of the Hindu universe and the symbolism of Trimurti - the three highest creator-gods, the ternary power of creation, preservation and destruction, “Samudra” comes out exactly on the same day, after 10 years, as the debut album "The Battle Begins."

The new album begins a five-album concept dedicated to the five nature's elements in the Hindu culture, with the first about water. “Samudra” - in Sanskrit is not just water, it is the accumulation of all the waters of the Earth, the Great Ocean, personified as the God of All Waters. Accordingly, the music of the band on this album flows and shakes the listener like the mighty waves rising to the skies, then coming down with a huge tide and flowing back with the ebb, leaving the listener's naked soul uncovered to the core of subconsciousness. Majestic and powerful - are the best epithets suitable for the new era of carnatic metal developed by Kartikeya, which has overgrown with coral reefs made of groove, extreme- progressive metal, and Dravidian melodies.

Authentic Indian instruments, a variety of extreme and clean vocal mantras, incredible speed, unconventional massiveness and top-notch quality - all of these shine on the most unexpected and unusual album of 2017 in the world of metal - Kartikeya's third album - “Samudra.” More...

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Dusius Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Italian viking metal act Dusius has announced a string of U.K. tour dates in support of the debut album "Memory of a Man," which was issued back in March via Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records.

The dates can be found on the following poster:

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Mechanical God Creation Issues Studio Report

Italian death metal combo Mechanical God Creation is currently at Alpha Omega Studio recording the third studio album!

Commented the band: “We heil you from the studio, recording our third album. For now all the drum tracks and rhythmic guitars are done, currently we're finishing bass tracks and vocals. We are so excited to show our new work to the whole world, so stay tuned! \m/"

Also available is a short video clip of vocal recordings with Lucy, the band's frontlady, which you can check out right here:

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Blaze Of Perdition Streams New Song "Ashes Remain"

Poland's enigmatic black metal act Blaze Of Perdition unleashed the first track from the upcoming album "Conscious Darkness," set to be released on November 3rd via Agonia Records. Listen to an 8-minute excerpt of the album's second song, "Ashes Remain," right here:

The track lisiting for "Conscious Darkness" is:

1. A Glimpse of God
2. Ashes Remain
3. Weight of the Shadow
4. Detachment Brings Serenity

On November 7th, shortly after the release of "Conscious Darkness," the band will hit the road supporting New Zealand's Ulcerate for a tour of Europe. More...

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Chronus Signs With EMP Label Group

Hailing from Helsingborg, Sweden, Chronus is an exalted quartet formed in 2015 and led by the Baron. Young, fresh and visionary, the band carries the metal torch with astonishing maturity. Delivering a majestic performance filled with striking melodies and hard-hitting riffs, Chronus has been compared to the likes of Mastodon and Gojira. Vocalist/guitarist the Baron, dressed in white, embodies a voice reminiscent of Ozzy Osbourne, complementing the work of his three black-clad associates.

October 28th marks the official European release of Chronus’ self-titled debut album on Ellefson Music Productions, aka EMP Label Group, the label of legendary Megadeth bassist David Ellefson (the North American release is tentatively planned for 2018). After a well-received performance at this year’s Sabaton Open Air, the band are currently preparing for a Scandinavian tour supporting Soilwork and The Unguided.

In order to spread rapture upon the people, Chronus ceremoniously converts its audience in a relentless conquest to take on the World. Join their voyage to the City of Light! More...

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Info Wars Posts Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP

Chicago, Illinois' grindcore outfit Info Wars debuts the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "The Answer to 1984 is 1776", which came out, appropriately enough, past Monday, September 11th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "The Answer to 1984 is 1776" in its entirety below.

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Devilish Impressions:Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Polish epic black/death metal act Devilish Impressions premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's forthcoming fourth album "The I", which comes out on September 22 via Lifeforce Records.

Check out now "The I" in its entirety below.

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War Possession Debuts New Song

Greek death metal act War Possession debuts a new song entitled "War Is the Father and King of All", taken from the upcoming new album "Doomed To Chaos", which will be released on October 23 by the Spanish label Memento Mori. The cover artwork was created by Fendieart.

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Belphegor Premieres New Music Video For "Baphomet"

Austrian blackened death metal giants Belphegor premiere a new music video for their track "Baphomet", taken from the band's brand new album "Totenritual", out in stores now via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out now "Baphomet" below.

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