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Ondt Blod Premieres New Song, "Unge Kniva"

Metalunderground.com is pleased to present the premiere of Norwegian hardcore band Ondt Blod's new song, "Unge Kniva." "Unge Kniva" is the third single from Ondt Blod’s second album "Natur." "Natur" is scheduled for release on Fysisk Format worldwide on March 9th and is produced by Blood Command’s Yngve Andersen.

Here’s singer Aslak’s summary of the song:

"Unge Kniva (Young Knives) is a about being young, angry, and I crashing the Spellemann-party (the Norwegian Grammys party). Where the privileged let us in, we take what we want. Where they don’t, we build our own castles. Our time is now."

"Natur" is a Sami scream from the far north. Made 100 years after the first indigenous political organising in Norway, This is a Sami call to arms against the still on-going colonization and oppression. "Natur" celebrates the duality of human nature, where champagne meets cyanide, machine-gun riffs meet the catchiest choruses out of Scandinavia since ABBA.

Ondt Blod's debut-album “Finnmark” was nominated as the “new-comer of the year” for the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammys in 2016, and they have been listed on Norwegian national radio with five songs. The band has toured Norway alongside Kvelertak, and played the Roskilde Festival in 2016.

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Neter Premiere New Song "Atlantis Of The Sands"

Spain's death metal outfit Neter has teamed up with Metalunderground.com to exclusively premiere a new song titled "Atlantis Of The Sands", taken from their upcoming new album "Inferus", which is set for release on January 15th through the cooperation of Satanath Records (Russia), Cimmerian Shade Recordings (USA), Murdher Records (Italy), and Black Plague Records (USA). "Inferus" was recorded by Raúl Pérez at La Mina Studio (Spain), mixed by Carlos Santos at Sandman Studios (Spain), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studio (US). Artwork for the album was created by Daví Orellana.

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Evil Nerfal Premiere New Song "In Endless Torment"

Colombian black metal outfit Evil Nerfal has teamed up with Metalunderground.com to exclusively premiere their new track titled "In Endless Torment", taken from their upcoming new album "Bellum Est Pater Omnium". The new effort will be out in stores January 9th via Satanath Records' label-partners GrimmDistribution (Belarus) and Morbid Skull Records (El Salvador).

Check out now "In Endless Torment" below.

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Inhibitions Premiere New Song "No Escape"

Greek black metal outfit Inhibitions has teamed with Metalunderground.com to exclusively premiere their new track titled "No Escape", taken from their upcoming new album "La Danse Macabre". The new effort will be out in stores January 13th via Satanath Records (Russia) and Ira Aeterna (Italy).

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Myrholt Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Norway's one-man black metal unit Myrholt has teamed up with Metalundergound.com to premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Med Samme Naal, Under Samme Maane", which will be out in stores on December 14, 2017.

Check out now "Med Samme Naal, Under Samme Maane" in its entirety below.

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Manipulation Premiere "Doctrine Over Person"

Polish death metal band Manipulation has teamed up with Metalunderground.com to premiere their song "Doctrine Over Person", taken from their upcoming reissue of "The Future Of Immortality", which will be released on December 24th, 2017 via Satanath Records' label-partner GrimmDistribution (Belarus).

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Monument Of Misanthropy: Exclusive Track Premiere

Monument Of Misanthropy's new EP titled "Capital Punisher" officially hits stores digitally today, December 5th, 2017 (Krampus Night) via all major digital-retailers (iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon). Physical orders and exclusive bundles for "Capital Punisher" are available via BigCartel HERE.

Like on the Austrian/French brutal death metal maniacs' critically acclaimed pre-decessor and full-length debut "Anger Mismanagement", French drum-wizard Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, ex-Benighted) is providing studio-drums. Except on band's cover version of The Faceless' track "Prison Born", for which David Diepold (ex-Benighted) delivered his amazing session work.

Today Monument Of Misanthropy has dropped a sinister and erratic new track from the brand new outing, titled "Killing Spree", which can be streamed via YouTube below.

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Enoid Premiere New Song "Trom"

Swiss black metal band Enoid premiere a new song entitled "Trom", taken from their upcoming new compilation "Livssyklus & Dodssyklus", which will be co-released by Satanath Records'
label-partners GrimmDistribution (Belarus) and Final Gate Records (Germany) on December 16th, 2017.

Check out now "Trom" below.

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Taiga Debut New Song "Слова потеряют значение"

Russian atmospheric black metal band Taiga debut a new song entitled "Слова потеряют значение", taken from their upcoming new album "Cosmos", which will be co-released by Satanath Records' sub-label Symbol Of Domination (Belarus) and Final Gate Records (Germany) on December 15th, 2017.

Check out now "Слова потеряют значение" below.

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Garhelenth Debut New Song "Foolish Conscience"

Armenian black metal unit Garhelenth debut a new song entitled "Foolish Conscience", taken from their upcoming new album "About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy", which will be out in stores December 14th via Satanath Records.

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Nadir Premiere New Song "III A Matter Of Survival"

Hungarian band Nadir premiere a new song and lyric video called "Ice Age In The Immediate Future: III. A Matter Of Survival", taken from their upcoming new album "The Sixth Extinction", which will be out in stores on December 4 by GrimmDistribution (Belarus) and NGC Prod (Hungary).

Check out now "Ice Age In The Immediate Future: III. A Matter Of Survival" below.

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Enoquian Premieres New Song "Destructores Del Ser"

Argentinian blackened death metal band Enoquian premieres a new song entitled "Destructores Del Ser", taken from the upcoming new album "Llamas De Gloria Primera", which will be jointly released on November 25 by Satanath Records (Russia) and Morbid Skull Records (El Salvador).

Check out now "Destructores Del Ser" below.

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Bastardös Premiere "Fabrica Del Terror"

Argentinian thrash metal band Bastardös premiere a stream of the band's song "Fabrica Del Terror", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album reissue, which will be out in stores November 24th via GrimmDistribution (Belarus) and Morbid Skull Records (El Salvador).

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Beyond Visions Streams New Album In Full

Swedish melodic metal act Beyond Visions teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to stream the brand new album "Catch 22" in full just ahead of its release on Friday, October 27th. Check it out in the player below. You can pick up the album over at this location.

Hailing from Stockholm, Beyond Visions was formed in 2007 and is a fresh and emotionally charged melodic metal band fronted by the amazing singer Rebecka, whose sorrowful yet dynamic vocals are backed up by the riffing axeman Alex, the booming sounds of bass player Ludvig and the ear shattering drums of Erik. Beyond Visions released an 4 track EP ”IV: Ex Animo” in 2010 and the debut album "Your Face Is Familiar" was released in 2013 by Sliptrick Records. "Your Face Is Familiar" received positive reviews around the globe which resulted in live shows around Sweden.

"Catch 22" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Dugout Production in Uppsala, Sweden by Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Soilwork, Dimmu Borgir and more) and Lawrence MackRory (FKÜ, Darkane and more) and the album's artwork (shown below the player) was creayed by Gustavo Sazes, who has worked with bands like Arch Enemy, Firewind, The Agonist, Amaranthe and many, many more.

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Vangough Post-Impressionist Video Game Battles II

Last week, MetalUnderground.com premiered the new series we call "Vangough's Post-Impressionist Video Game Battles" in our ongoing credo of providing a wide range of entertainment to our readers - but always anchored through the love of metal music in all its forms.

The best representation of this theme is through Oklahoma City progressive metal act Vangough, which blends nearly all forms of entertainment within its fantastic form of music, including nods to classic games (see sophomore release "Game On" (see review here))

A few weeks back, vocalist Clay Withrow approached us with an idea to exclusively run a new feature series on classic video games. Armed with a very eclectic, and seemingly endless array of games in the collection, the band produces video clips of classic game battles. It is a unique and fascinating look into a form of entertainment that practically envelops nearly all in the metal world, young and old. We hope you like it! More...

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Amberian Dawn Premieres Video Clip For New Single

Finnish Symphonic Metal masters Amberian Dawn teamed up with MetalUnderground.com for the premiere of the new single "I'm The One." The song is the opening track from the upcoming full length studio album "Darkness Of Eternity," set to drop on November 10th worldwide via Napalm Records.

Mastermind Tuomas Seppälä comments:"'I'm The One' was one of the latest compositions for new album. After writing a couple of softer songs in fall 2016 I got a new 'heavy wave' and probably 3 latest songs I wrote were quite heavy. The song is very hectic and pushes forward like a train. There's no solo part on this song (a solo would have been quite obvious call) Instead of that I wrote an instrumental part and an extra vocal part. Last vocal part's melody and chord pattern supporting it consists of just one really long phrase... this kind of long phrasing was typical in many classical compositions. I still haven't got rid of my roots in classical music!"

The "Magic Forest" story continues on this album and Tuomas explains: "The song 'Symphony Nr.1. Part 1 - The Witchcraft' told the story on the last record 'Innuendo' before the time of 'Magic Forest.' The little girl is a healer and village elders buried her alive in a coffin. The track 'Symphony Nr.1. Part 2 - Darkness of Eternity' on our upcoming record 'Darkness of Eternity' tells the story of the girl lying in the coffin trying to get out. Darkness is asking her to dance the waltz of eternity. The story will continue in Part 3 and we will tell you how she became the Magic Forest's evil witch!"

The track listing for "Darkness Of Eternity" is:

1. I'm The One
2. Sky Is Falling
3. Dragonflies
4. Maybe (see lyric video here)
5. Golden Coins
6. Luna My Darling
7. Abyss
8. Ghostwoman
9. Breathe Again
10. Symphony Nr. 1 part 2 - Darkness Of Eternity

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Monument of Misanthropy "Prison Born" Cover Posted

Monument Of Misanthropy's new EP "Capital Punisher" arrived earlier than expected. Pre-Orders are currently being delivered and will arrive just in time for Halloween. Like on the Austrian/French brutal death metal maniacs' critically acclaimed pre-decessor and full-length debut "Anger Mismanagement", French drum-wizard Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, ex-Benighted) is providing studio-drums. Except on the band's cover version of The Faceless' track "Prison Born", for which David Diepold (ex-Benighted) delivered his amazing session work.

Today Monument Of Misanthropy has dropped a drum playthrough clip showcasing David Diepold blasting through the aforementioned The Faceless cover track, which is also the closing track of the band's brand new EP.

You can now stream the clip via YouTube below.

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Vangough Post-Impressionist Video Game Battles I

MetalUnderground.com has always been about providing the full breadth of entertainment to our readers. Music stands at the crossroads of so many other forms of entertainment and is a unifying force that binds, whether it blends in art, history, literature, motion pictures, or in this case video games.

Oklahoma City progressive metal act Vangough blends nearly all forms of entertainment within its fantastic form of music, including nods to classic games. Take its 2010 sophomore release "Game On" (see review here), in which the band did an instrumental tribute to 25 years of gaming music.

Vocalist Clay Withrow approached us with an idea to exclusively run a new feature series on classic video games. You see, Clay and the guys fancy themselves video game connoisseurs, akin to beer snobbery, but with consoles. Armed with an eclectic, and seemingly endless array of games in the collection, the band produces video clips of classic game battles. It is a unique and fascinating look into a form of entertainment that practically envelops nearly all in the metal world, young and old. More...

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Stahlsarg Premieres New Song "Blonde Poison"

U.K. based black/death metal act Stahlsarg will be releasing the sophomore full length album "Mechanisms of Misanthropy" on Halloween day, October 31st, via Non Serviam Records. Today, the band teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to premiere the brand new single "Blond Poison", which is featured on the album.

Pre-order the album at this location.

Stahlsarg was formed in 2013 and hails from Suffolk. Discovered in the demo writing days by Hellhammer of Mayhem who approached the band for a shirt, and off the back of that meeting, a London support show was secured. Thus began a succession of U.K. and European shows playing alongside bands such as Endstille, Handful of Hate, Excruciate666 and Crystal Viper, to name a few.

The band internationally released the first album "Comrades in Death" through the Danish label Mighty Music in 2015 which garnered positive press online and in print publications in Europe and was aired over online radio stations.

The new release "Mechanisms of Misanthropy" was recorded by Danny B Takoma (Criminal, Lockup) at HVR studios in Suffolk, who also took on production duties on the band’s debut album. The album features a guest vocal appearance from Kim Dylla (A Winter Lost, GWAR, Kung Fu Dykes) and an arrangement from Brian Moss of Vicious Pink. "Mechanisms of Misanthropy" brings a darker and more atmospheric sound to the band, with the introduction of a gothic guitar sound, samples and the bassist Destruction playing tuba and trombone. More...

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Liv Sin Premeires New Single "King Of The Damned"

Liv Sin - former vocalist and driving force of Sister Sin - has teamed up with Metal Underground.com for the premiere of the new single "King Of The Damned." This brand new track is in cooperation with the Swedish Animal Rights organization "Djurens Rätt" an calls attention to the plight of the world's widlife.

"For me, this song is a call to action to everyone that we as humans will soon extinguish all of the wildlife," Liv says. "And we need to take action immediately otherwise there will be nothing left. Liv got the inspiration for the lyrics to "King of the Damned" from the exhibition "Inherit the Dust", a photo exhibition by Nick Brandt who revisited places he used to take pictures of the wildlife that now show how these landscapes has turned into wastelands filled with piles of garbage. "For me, both of those events are extremely depressing and not very flattering for mankind. Unfortunately that's the way we are heading if we do nothing. Remember 'Lion King'? Well, soon there is not going to be any 'King of the Jungle' left, they will be 'King of the Damned' instead."

She continues, "I wish that everyone would take a minute to just think about it, about how we are treating our world. We chose to cooperate with a Swedish animal rights organization called Djurens rätt on this song. All of the profits of this song from our Bandcamp site will go to them. There will also be a way to donate through PayPal."

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