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Cortex Impulse Premieres "Once In A Lifetime"

We've got some excellent melodic metal from Russia for you this fine Saturday afternoon!

Prog metal crew Cortex Impulse will release new mini-album "Once In A Lifetime" on October 17th, 2017 and today we we're hosting an exclusive premiere of the the title track below.

The group was founded by Viatcheslav Akinshin (ex-Piece Of Mind), who is now joined by Pavel Kuzmin (ex-Rarog) on guitar, Roman Vinogradov (ex-Dark Tower) on bass and Vladislav Manshin (ex-Piece Of Mind) on drums.

Pre-orders for "Once In Lifetime" can be found via Bandcamp here and the upcoming EP's track listing is as follows:

01. The Tension \ How Things May Turn
02. Broken
03. Changes
04. The Last Dance
05. Once In A Lifetime
06. Heartbeat (King Crimson cover)

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Cryostasium Premieres "The Eye"

U.S. psychedelic black metal project Cryostasium is back for another sanity-shattering assault with the "Starbound" EP, coming October 16th.

Ahead of that release, we're exclusively premiering new otherworldy, mind-numbing track "The Eye," which can be heard below. Pre-orders for the album are also live here.

Cryostasium started in 1999 under the name The Abhorrer, changing to its current incarnation in 2003. Most notably known for a split release with Xasthur, Cryostasium has mainly stayed underground making peculiar dark ambient metal. The project's sole member is Cody MaIllet, also known for black metal bands such as Witch Tomb and Bone Ritual.

Artwork for the "Starbound" EP was handled by Luciana Nedelea, and the track listing is as follows:

01. Starbound
02. Magnetic
03. Melancholera
04. The Eye
05. Adventurine More...

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Serenity Tells The Tale Of "Lionheart"

Austrian symphonic metal act Serenity has teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to premiere the new song "Lionheart," the title track of the upcoming new album due to drop on October 27th, 2017 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

On the album, the band states: "Hear us roar!! After we spread Da Vinci's 'Codex Atlanticus' all over the world, which you made one of our most successful records ever, we will now feed your yearnings with another historical masterpiece: 'Lionheart!' Strong, powerful symphonic power metal hymns mixed with emotions from the depth of our souls - follow us into this new era and show us your Lionheart!!!"

One thing is for sure, the band has brought back a key instrument and made it front and center for "Lionheart" - the guitar. Guitarist Christian Hermsdörfer unleashes a riff barrage over the course of the album, but the band still maintains all the symphonic elements fans have come to love. However, with "Lionheart" comes great power, but not from behind...it punches your straight in the face.

"Lionheart" is a collection of songs that tells the tale of Richard I, King and Crusader of England. Though the release doesn't necessarily follow a timeline, the songs are carefully constructed from real events with the music creating the perfect soundscape to tell the tale. Whether it be galloping horses, fierce battles, ships on the ocean in stormy seas - Serenity makes you feel history as you learn it.

The track listing for "Lionheart" is as follows:

1. Deus Lo Vult
2. United
3. Lionheart
4. Hero
5. Rising High
6. Heaven
7. King's Landing
8. Eternal Victory
9. Stand and Fight
10. The Fortress (of Blood and Sand)
11. Empire
12. My Fantasy
13. The Final Crusade

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We Hate You Too Premieres "Bone's Ground"

French experimental group We Hate You Too is a duo composed of two artists who want to explore a new concept of music and feeling.

They create their own sonic world with a unique atmosphere by mixing many influences from jazz to metal, classical, and dark ambient. We Hate You Too intends to utterly mess with your brain with brand new LP, "Howling Scars," due out October 15th, 2017 via GrimmDistribution.

The release sports seven songs ranging from melancholy to deep despair and insanity, featuring many unusual instruments such as English horn, harp, duduk, ocarina, and many more.

Today we're exclusively premiering the low key, piano-driven number "Bone's Ground," which can be heard below, while pre-orders for the album are now online here and the full track listing is as follows:

01. Purple Black
02. Bone's Ground
03. The Dawn Star
04. The Ghosts Are Here
05. Relics Of Restlessness
06. Fear
07. ! More...

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Satanath Premieres New Ambient Track

Satanath is a one-man darkwave/dark ambient project that formed in January of 2011 by the boss from Satanath Records, who also has a black/doom project titled Abigorum.

This coming October 17th, Satanath will drop his new Russian space ambient album "Your Personal Copy" via Satanath Records and GrimmDistribution.

Get ready for something totally different, as this is some chilling stuff even without blast beats or fast guitars. Pre-orders are up at Bandcamp here and today we're exclusively premiering new song "Lartagik."

"Your Personal Copy" is a highly experimental release, not remaining the same throughout the whole length of the album and shifting from monotonous ambient paintings to rhythmic electronic tracks, but the basis, as always, is dark and cosmic.

01. Peitefuv
02. Masfois
03. Inratit
04. Nodaser
05. Movsak
06. Kiomlu
07. Gegnuz
08. Invotod
09. Erimop
10. Vigtio
11. Hegtaras
12. Briloam
13. Lartagik
14. Hetatro
15. Kehtatos
16. Opkito
17. Knurat
18. Farzmit
19. Onihmas
20. Univraris 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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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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The Unguided Is "Legendary"!

Swedish modern metal act The Unguided teamed up with Metal Underground.com to bring you the lyric video for the new single "Legendary." The song is taken from the new album "And The Battle Royal" coming on November 10th via Napalm Records. Pre-order the album now at this location.

The album features new frontman/guitatist Jonathan Thorpenberg (Faithful Darkness/Ruined Soul) who takes over for the departed Roland Johannsson.

With a sense for overwhelming hooklines and sweet sentiments, the creamy guitars celebrate themselves on "And The Battle Royal." In terms of self-fulfilling songwriting both vocalists, Richard Sjunnesson and Jonathan Thorpenberg build up a perfect symbiosis of brutal shouts and huge melodies! Stompy Industrial is gilded in heavy-handed synthesizers as a battle trophy.

Richard Sjunnesson commented: ""Instrumentally 'Legendary' was among the first batch of songs written for the album. We did however not select it for the "Brotherhood" EP, thus it became a bit of an underdog track during the entire process. But as everything came together and the mix of the album eventually showed up there was no denying this was one insanely hooky and accessible track, thus the fate of this song turned from a filler to a potential single. The word "Legendary" sung in the chorus, with its impressive vocal harmonies, might very well be one of my favorite moments of the album. The melodies are simply too hard to resist! Lyrically it's a conceptual track and is dealing with the past trilogy of albums and their achievements in retrospective. There's perfect vocal synergy and really catchy instrumental work. In regards to all this; it couldn't make me happier than to present it as the first song out from 'And The Battle Royale.'"

The track listing for the album is:

1. Death's Sting
2. The Heartbleed Bug
3. Legendary
4. Dark Metamorphosis
5. A Link to the Past
6. Anchor Stone (of the World)
7. Manipulate Fear
8. Force of Nature
9. King's Fall
10. Nighttaker (Bonus Track)
11. Daybreaker (Bonus Track)
12. Nighttaker (Live) (Bonus Track)

Metal Underground.com is proud to present "Legendary" here: More...

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Subterranean Masquerade Offering Discount On Album

To coincide with our official review going live today, we're offering an exclusive discount for U.S. Metalunderground.com readers at the Subterranean Masquerade webstore for newly released album "Vagabond."

Grab the album 16% off with coupon code USATODAY at the Subterranean Masquerade webstore here (bringing the Euro and U.S. prices in line with each other). "Vagabond" dropped via Swedish label Vicisolum Records on September 1st.

Subterranean Masquerade features members of Orphaned Land and Green Carnation, mixing prog rock with psychedelic 70's sounds and full force death metal. The album was mixed by Christer Andre Cederberg (Anathema, Tristania, etc.) and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios.

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Klogr Premieres "Sleeping Through The Seasons"

This coming October 6th 2017, Italian alternative rock / metal crew Klogr will release new album "Keystone."

Despite all the prejudices around the alternative metal world, Klogr is a perfect example of a band that always knows how to conquer and keep the crowd faithful. Following previous album “Black Snow," Klogr is taking forward those ideals, giving voice to social and environmental themes. Band mastermind Rusty comments:

“Man proclaimed himself the 'Keystone' of our system but he is just a guest, a not-essential animal. Without a lot of underestimated living beings, like bees, the cycle of nature would suffer serious damages. The earth without human beings could exist, human beings without the earth, cannot.”

Today we're bringing you an exclusive premiere of new track "Sleeping Through The Seasons" via the official music video below, which was directed & edited by Flush Design, with video shooting by Roberto Zampa and Joba. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Sleeping Through the Seasons
2. Prison of Light (see music video here)
3. Technocracy
4. The Echoes of Sin
5. Pride Before the Fall
6. Something's in the Air
7. Drag You Back
8. Sirens' Song
9. Dark Tides
10. Silent Witness
11. Enigmatic Smile
12. The Wall of Illusion More...

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Til Death Premieres "Never Be Broken"

Today we're stoked to bring you an exclusive first listen to "Never Be Broken," a new song from melodic metal quartet Til Death.

With high octane rock swagger and metal shredding solos, the song is an example of the band’s emotional but powerful songwriting. Taken from the band’s new EP "Photographs" EP, Dalton Jaimes (guitar) revealed that the song almost didn’t make the release:

“While listening to the first mix of the EP, a couple of the tracks seemed to fall short of our expectation. We agreed that either we revamp the tracks completely or write new tracks. ‘Never Be Broken’ fell into place both musically and lyrically and our producer was able to make it really shine.”

On the lyrics Mike Notte (vocals) said, “I was inspired by two films over the course of a year when writing this track. First was Legend which is about the Kray Brothers, the most notorious gangsters in the UK. What I took from there was the idea that even today what society views as the most revered and respected positions are usually just as corrupt as those who are viewed as the most despised. The second film is Split by M Night Shayamalan about someone who developed multiple personalities to protect himself. As someone who has struggled with depression and self-image issues I can definitely empathize. So really the message of the song for me is for society’s weak to topple the elite find your true self and your inner strength and then help the next person.

The "Photographs" EP was produced by Charles Kallaghan Massabo (Falling In Reverse, Davey Suicide) and drops digitally tomorrow (Friday, Sept 15th). Order your own at Bandcamp here and be sure to follow the latest on the band via Facebook.

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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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Lydia Can't Breathe Premieres New Video

Today we're teaming up with hard rocking quintet Lydia Can't Breathe to premiere a video for "Adventure Out," taken off upcoming album "Tastes New" that is due out October 10th.

The video clip tells the story of a guy that picks up a girl at a bar and what ensues after their encounter. Fans of Killswitch Engage and Atreyu will want to check this one out below. Vocalist Kyle Bolduc comments on the clip:

"We are proud to announce the video release for 'Adventure Out' the first single off our upcoming album 'Tastes New.' The song was written after a night out with my drummer Josh. It is based on a guy meeting an attractive female while out with his friends.

"After pursuing her, the two hook up, however the guy moves on quickly and she is left upset thinking about what they could have had. We wanted to write something relatable from both perspectives. As an example of how love can be cruel and one sided at times. This song is ultimately about the trials of finding love and realizing things are not always what they seem." More...

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Devil's Emissary Premieres "Horizon Temple"

Ahead of the release of a new mini-album, entitled "Demiurge Asceticism," today Devil's Emissary unleashes the advance track "Horizon Temple."

Listen in below and prepare to pummeled to smithereens as you open your consciousness to the void!

Pre-orders are now available right here and the mini-album will be released on September 9th, 2017 via Third Eye Temple.

"Demiurge Asceticism" contains nearly 20 minutes of lunatic incantations, divided into three anthems praising the Harvester of Worlds – the great Swallower of Suns. It is the manifest of heaven's violent death - the will of those below as foretold in the Horizon Temple.

1. Black Hole Meditation (streaming here)
2. Transcendental Rite
3. Horizon Temple More...

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Five Of The Eyes Premieres New Single

Ready for some catchy prog to kick off the day? Today we've got the exclusive premiere of new single "Mirrors" from Portland, Maine group Five of the Eyes -- check it out below and let us know what you think!

"Mirrors" comes off the band's soon to be released LP "The Venus Transit," set to drop on September 29th. The album was tracked at Maine's The Halo studio with producer Jonathan Wyman. Five Of The Eyes will subsequently embark on a month long national tour to support the release alongside In The Presence of Wolves.

Lead singer Darrell Foster comments: "'Mirrors' is a passionate moment of self awareness. It’s the realization that only when I'm fighting for what I love do I feel alive. When my life shatters around me, which version of myself will I reconstruct from the broken pieces?”

Drummer Pete Griffith adds: "'Mirrors' is an expression of that fear and loneliness, the things in life that tear us down and drive us apart, and how they make us feel. It is the return to the dried up garden yet to be watered."

Guitarist Ned Rich caps us off by stating: "Like most of our songs, 'Mirrors' started out with the instrumental arrangement, which started with Tim’s guitar line. Tom and I came up with the chords that went underneath it, and that became the main groove of the song. We recorded an instrumental demo which I think was at least 6 minutes long. When Darrell was writing lyrics and the vocal melody, he trimmed that demo down to like 4:15, which I was initially pretty hesitant about. At the time I think it was the softest tune we had done, and I liked the long meandering path of the tune. Over time and after the vocal part had solidified, I grew to love the arrangement and the arc of the song. We decided to start the song with drums, which is cool because we don’t have a lot of moments like that, and also because it shows off the dope drum sound Wyman crafted for us.” More...

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Syn Ze Sase Tri Premieres New Song

The grandiose pagan black metal warriors from Syn Ze Sase Tri are gearing up to release new album "Zaul Mos" this coming September 29th via Code666 (a sublabel of Aural Music).

Ahead of that release, we've got the exclusive premiere of a video clip for new song "Tarimu de Lumina" - check it out below and let us know what you think of the track and the killer album art!

"Zaul Mos" is strongly inspired by the bloody myth of the ancient Dacian legends of the motherland of Transylvania. The album's full track listing is as follows:

01. Tarimu' De Lumina
02. Din Negru Gind
03. Solu' Zeilor
04. De-a Dreapta Omului
05. Zaul Mos
06. Plecaciune Zaului
07. Urzeala Ceriului
08. Cocosii Negri
09. In Pintecu' Pamintului (Electric Version)

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Woe Unto Me Premieres 360 Lyric Video

Belarusian doom/death metal crew Woe Unto Me will release upcoming double album, "Among The Lightened Skies The Voidness Flashed," on September 29th via Solitude Productions.

Now a month ahead of that release, we're honored to exclusively present to you the official 360° lyric video for new song "Triptych: Shiver, Shelter, Shatter." Get ready for a 13 minute slow motion ride straight into hell!

The track features special guest vocalists Daniel Neagoe (Clouds, Eye Of Solitude, Shape Of Despair), Patryk Zwolinski (Proghma-C, ex-Blindead, ex-Antigama), and Jón Aldará (Hamferd, Barren Earth).

Here’s what the band had to say about this upcoming release: “Musically, artistically and in general content both CDs will be radically different from each other: the first part plunges the listener into a dark and depressive atmosphere of doom metal in its various shapes, the second one is an acoustic melancholy, which will envelop you with a blanket of autumnal gloom and sad beauty.”

CD1
01. Triptych: Shiver, Shelter, Shatter
02. Of Life That Never Showed Its Face
03. I Come To Naught
04. Breath Of A Grief
05. Drawn By Mourning
CD2
01. In A Stranglehold
02. Leave Me To My Sorrows
03. Along Came The Imminence
04. Fall-Dyed Lament
05. A Year-Long Waiting
06. My Joy Lies Behind
07. The Snide Sun More...

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Namazu Premieres "Bactine" Video

Metallic rocking hardcore hybrid Namazu will release debut album "Works Cited" this coming September 29th, 2017.

Ahead of that release, we're stoked to premiere a silly mini golfing, fun time music video for the album's opening track "Bactine." Check it out below, and you can pre-order the album right here.

Namazu wants you to know the band absolutely hates your banjo. Made up of Memphis scene veterans from Hosoi Bros and Tanks, Namazu is striving to reach that happy medium of good time riffs and pummeling hardcore. While the group has only been in existence for a short amount of time, Namazu already shared stages with well-known bands such Black Tusk, Wrong, Kylesa, and Whores.

1. Bactine
2. Gunwhale
3. Dragged Fighting From His Tomb
4. The Sportswriter
5. Waterwalkers
6. Bright Boy
7. Kootenai
8. Stockings
9. Hill Clan Cross
10. Pretty Judy More...

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Valence Premieres Ripping New Prog Metal Track

Progressive metal force Valence is pleased to release new single "He Tried To Kill Me With A Forklift" today - August 18th, 2017 - and we're even more pleased to be hosting the track's online premiere!

Check out "He Tried To Kill Me With A Forklift" below, can you can pick up your own copy at the Valance Bandcamp page here.

Frequently cited as "the bee's knees" and "the cat's meow," Valence takes instrumental prog to new heights through flirtations with modern metal and eclectic compositions. The band's a straight up breath of fresh air for anyone tired of music formulated to fit into a box.

Bassist WilHelmus.! joined the band in the spring of 2016, adding new elements as Valence finishes writing and pre-production for a next epic full-length album. In the meantime, "He Tried To Kill Me With a Forklift" will serve as a taste of things to come. Valance currently consists of:

Michael Buonanno (guitar)
Geoffrey Schaefer (guitar)
Chris Romano (drums)
WilHelmus.! (bass) More...

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Cave Bastard Premieres "Hobocide"

Portland, Oregon-based DIY label Accident Prone Records will unveil a brutalizing new split between Austin, Texas’ Blk Ops (with ex-members of Kill The Client), and San Diego, California’s Cave Bastard (with ex-members of Cattle Decapitation and more).

After a song from the Blk Ops side previously came online, today we're stoked to premiere a brand new track from Cave Bastard's contribution to the split.

Check out "Hobocide" below, but maybe don't try to commit any on your own - Rutger Hauer taught us some of them have shotguns and aren't messing around!

Offers Cave Bastard of the brutalizing new single, “The name ‘Hobocide’ was actually created by a friend of mine fifteen years ago with no concept, except that it meant, ‘the killing of hobos/homeless.’ The lyrical inspiration came a couple of years ago when San Diego saw a string of murders among the homeless, many of which were committed by the local police. The song is written from the perspective of the killer, and dares to expose the listener to their own morals. Morbidity in art draws out the best and worst in us: those who are appalled by the lyrics do in fact have moral decency, and those whom agree with the lyrics ought to question their humanity.”

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