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Riotous Indignation Premieres New Single

June 3rd, 2016 will herald the debut EP release from Chicago's thrash / hardcore crossover outfit Riotous Indignation.

This EP, titled "Violentus Musicae," is up for pre-order right here and was recorded, edited and produced by Mike Repel, with mixing handled by Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust, Jasta, Kingdom of Sorrow) at Dexters Labs Milford, Connecticut. "Violentus Misicae" was mastered by none other than Chris "Zeuss" Harris.

With the mini-album set to drop later this summer, today we're bringing you an advance listen with the exclusive stream of new single "This World." Listen to the pulse-pounding dystopian anthem below and let us know what you think!

Riotous Indignation was formed in 2015 by Mike Repel and Bob Clayton, who were previous band mates in a metal project called Instant Decay circa 2006-2008. This new project spent a majority of its first year writing and refining several songs, four of which have been made available on the "Violentus Musicae" EP. Expect big things from this band in the future! More...

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Demonic Obedience Premieres New Single

We're going back to some old school blasting death metal today with an exclusive premiere from U.K. one-man wrecking ball Demonic Obedience!

Forged primarily by vocalist, guitarist, and bassist George Ntavelas, the project's second album "Nocturnal Hymns To The Fallen" is coming on May 18th via Satanath Records.

With the album now due out in just a little over two weeks, we've got the exclusive premiere of advance track "Portal Of The Sacred Kan" - check it out below and let us know what you think!

If you like what you hear, the full previous album "Morbid Supremacy of Evil" is also up for streaming and digital purchase at Bandcamp here.

Band mastermind George also comments:

"Demonic Obedience is a one man band which started four years ago when I was still in Greece. So far I managed to release two full-length albums ('Morbid Supremacy of Evil' and 'Nocturnal Hymns to the Fallen') with the help of support of Achilleas who is the man behind the production and Alex who is responsible for the lyrics.

"'Nocturnal Hymns' was recorded at Deception studio, my personal studio and mixed and mastered on Achillman studios in Greece. The lyrics were written by Alex for once more and the layout was created by Incense Art. The album was meant to be released last year but due to some problems with the label, it will be released by Satanath and Sevared Records on the 18th of May. The idea behind the album is a trip in the darkest places of the human mind and soul and musically I’m mainly influenced by old school death metal bands such as Incantation and Immolation.

"The new album is more brutal than 'Morbid Supremacy.' In my opinion is more straight to the point with less atmospheric parts and more aggressive guitars. Achilleas worked a lot on the sound and he impressed me once again. In general I think that I couldn't be happier with the final product and I can't wait to hear some feedback from the fans. I am already working on the third album and I believe that it will be one more step forward for Demonic Obedience. I cannot promise anything for live shows once I am the only member of the project but you never know. Time will tell." More...

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Engraved Darkness Premieres Full Album

We've got an absolute rager of an album premiere for you today, metal maniacs!

The Ohio-based death metal four pack that is Engraved Darkness had previously dropped the "Diabolical Scriptures" album as a limited digital self-release, but now the tunes are getting a proper disc pressing and coming out on CD this Friday, April 29th.

Two days ahead of that release, we're bringing you all nine tracks of death metal darkness! Experience the "Diabolical Scriptures" below.

Fans of older Morbid Angel or Sepultura in particular will want to give this one a shot, as the album is filled to the brim with dark harmonies, dual-layered vocals, blistering picking with intense beats, and mind infesting riffs that will continuously echo through your skull. More...

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Devilz By Definition Premieres Full New Album

After we launched a video for "Dehumanizer" back at the beginning of the month (still available here), today we've got another exclusive premiere with none other than Devilz Be Definition.

Now that we've all come down from 4/20, we're now bringing you entire new full-length album "The Devilution" a full day before the official release date.

This new album from the Canadian metal group is slated to drop tomorrow (April 22nd) via CDN Records, but today you can hear it in advance below. Give it a listen and let us know what you think!

The 10 tracks composing "The Devilution" consist of:

1. A Blissfull Insanity
2. The Pledge Project
3. Devilations
4. Dehumanizer
5. View From Up Here
6. Rise And Fall
7. The Devilution
8. System Is Flawed
9. Know Thyne Enemy
10. United We Stand, Divided We Mosh More...

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Shredhead Premieres "Devil's Race" Video

The Israeli thrash maniacs from Shredhead have teamed up with us at Metalunderground.com for the U.S. premiere of a killer new music video off the "Death Is Righteous" album.

This new video clip is for the track "Devil's Race" and can be seen below, offering the experience of a Shredhead show from the comfort of your computer! "Devil's Race" is the second video taken off "Death Is Righteous," which was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Suicide Silence, Aborted, The Haunted, Sick Of It All).

If you missed it, the previously posted video for "Walk With The Dead" is still online at this location. "Death Is Righteous" can also be picked up here. More...

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Otargos Premieres "Chariots Ov The Godz" Video

Back in January we premiered some sick drum cam footage from the French extreme maniacs known as Otargos.

Today we've got another exclusive online premiere from the black metal brigade, this time in the form of a lyric video.

Check out "Chariots ov the Godz" below, culled from the band's crushing December 2015 album "Xeno Kaos," released through underground label Kaotoxin Records.

If you haven't heard the full album yet, it's up for streaming and order at this location, and French fans should also be sure to catch Otargos tearing up the stage at Hellfest this year!

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MGT Premieres Music Video For New Single

Along with the release of the single for the ABBA cover ”Knowing Me Knowing You” today, British guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (MGT) has partnered with Metal Underground.com for the premiere of the music video for the track (shown below), which features HIM vocalist Ville Valo. The song appears on the new album "Volumes," which is set to drop on June 24th via SPV/Oblivion.

The video was shot in the LA mountains and Helsinki during February and March 2016 with well-known Finnish director and photographer Ville Juurikkala (The 69 Eyes, Apocalyptica, HIM). Juurikkala is known for his very unique way of catching pictures, blending in colors, and with the layered shots in the video, he creates a James Bond feel with it.

Check it out here:

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Serenity Premieres "My Final Chapter" Music Video

Austrian based symphonic metal act Serenity released the fifth album "Codex Atlanticus" via Napalm Records at the tail end of January.

However, Serenity doesn't just simply release an album – the band invites the audience on truly epic journeys! "Codex Atlanticus" boasts of thrilling storytelling about art and science. Leonardo Da Vinci is the center of attention here, but lovers of conspiracy theories, Illuminati and so forth will also rejoice when mastermind Georg Neuhauser gives free rein to his compositional genius: monumental, movie score-ish orchestral arrangements meet mean riffing and lush melodies!

Today, the band has partnered with Metal Underground.com for the brand new music video for the track "My Final Chapter" taken from that release. Check it out in the player below:

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Ferium Premieres Full New Album

The new Ferium album finally arrives next week, ending two years of eager anticipation since the release of previous full-length "Reflections."

We're stoked to be ending that wait early, as today we're premiering an advance stream of "Behind the Black Eyes" before it officially drops on April 21st, 2016. All nine tracks of killer Israeli metal can now be heard below.

Up for pre-order here, "Behind The Black Eyes" was produced and mixed by Elram Boxer and was mastered at The Panic Room by Thomas Plec Johanssen. Ferium also comments:

"'Behind The Black Eyes; for us is the culmination of an era full of heartbreak, pain, mistrust and true depression, the atmosphere created by these songs paint the perfect picture to what me and Elram (Guitar/Vocals) had in mind while writing, touching gentle subjects about our relationship is something every individual on earth can relate to in his own way, it feels great to finally release this piece that such a huge influence on our everyday life." More...

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Kriminals Premieres New Music Video

California metalcore outfit Kriminals, signed to We Are Triumphant, has teamed up with us today to exclusively premiere a new music video!

Check out the hard partying of "Open Your Mind Before Your Mouth" below. If you like what you hear, the the track is also available for free download here via the We Are Triumphant Bandcamp page.

Kriminals vocalist Miklo also had this to say: "Right after we finished our recording I knew that this song, 'Open Your Mind Before Your Mouth,' would be our single release. The song is about all the hate we've experienced from people hearing our first album we only thought it was right choose the song that would show them that words from a hater ain't ever gunna stop us.

"The music video represents us in the sense that we are heavy music yet we are hip hop. We don't shun any type of music or style or fashion choice and growing up in Cali we were bound to have a hip hop influence 'cause that's what surrounds us and it shows how the parties are out here in the west, a mix of everything." More...

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Nemesea Premieres New Music Video "Forever"

Dutch alternative metal act, Nemesea - famous for combining rock with electronica to stir up a dark and strangely addictive brew - teamed up with Metal Underground.com today to premiere the music video for the new track "Forever." The song is taken from the upcoming release "Uprise," which is set for release on April 29th via Napalm Records, with pre-orders available now at this location and digitally via iTunes at this lcoation.

"Uprise" offers intense and soulful alternative rock complete with a subtle breath of goth and loudly demands the attention the band undoubtedly deserves. The album reveals its many-splendored colors more and more each time you press play. The guitars and Manda Ophuis' outstanding vocals continue to be the driving force behind Nemesea.

The track list for "Uprise" is as follows:

1. Hear Me
2. Twilight (see lyric video here)
3. Forever
4. Let it Nurn
5. Time to Make It
6. Can't Believe It
7. Light Up the Sky
8. Get Out
9. Bones
10. Hold On
11. The Way I Feel (Bonus Track)
12. Broken (Bonus Track)
13. If You Could (Bonus Track)
14. No More (Bonus Track)

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Rotting Christ Premieres New Vid Featuring Vorph

Greece's most iconic metal outfit - none other than the mighty Rotting Christ - has teamed up with us here at Metalunderground.com to exclusively premiere a killer new lyric vid!

This clip is for "Les Litanies de Satan," taken off Rotting Christ's new album "Rituals," out now through Season Of Mist and available here.

The track features equally renowned Samael frontman Vorph as a guest vocalist, reciting in the original French language from Charles Baudelaire's masterpiece "Les Fleurs du Mal," which inspired this song.

If you haven't heard it yet, the rest of the album is still available for full streaming at this location and the track listing is:

1. In Nomine Dei Nostri
2. Ze Nigmar
3. Elthe Kyrie
4. Apage Satana
5. Les Litanies De Satan (Fleurs du mal)
6. For A Voice Like Thunder
7. Komx Om Pax
8. Devadevam
9. Thou Thanatou
10. The Four Horsemen

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Atlantis Chronicles Premieres "Upwelling" Video

We've got one hell of a music video premiere for you today as Atlantis Chronicles officially unveils "Upwelling - Part I," a track that has just about everything in its 4:48 run time.

Three years after first album "Ten Miles Underwater" and more than 80 shows in France, Europe and Japan between 2013 and 2014, Atlantis Chronicles is back with a brand new album, titled "Barton's Odyssey."

A significantly more elaborate work, this modern death metal masterpiece features artwork by Pär Olofsson (Immortal, The Faceless, Aborted) and was produced by Joshua Wickman (Within The Ruins, King 810, I See Stars).

"Barton's Odyssey" was released on March 25th, 2016 through Apathia Records and can be picked up right here. Check out this killer new video taken off the album below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the track!

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Devilz By Definition Premieres New Music Video

Windsor, Ontario-based groove metal five-piece Devilz By Definition will soon unleash new album "The Devilution."

Officially due out April 22nd, 2016 through CDN Recorsd, today we're giving you an advance taste of the album's fourth track "Dehumanizer."

"Dehumanizer" represents the fight to remain human in an age of dehumanization - check out our exclusive premiere of the official video below! If you like what you hear, "The Devilution" is up for pre-order here.

The band also comments: "This is the evolution of Devilz and with us we bring fourth 'Dehumanizer' as a part of that transformation. It is heavy, it is fast, it is in your face and it's raw energy and heavy metal vibe is sure to get your head banging and feet moving. We have spent a lot of time on this record and we feel from the opening note you will be hooked."

You can follow the latest on "The Devilution" at Facebook here, and the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. A Blissfull Insanity
2. The Pledge Project
3. Devilations
4. Dehumanizer
5. View From Up Here
6. Rise And Fall
7. The Devilution
8. System Is Flawed
9. Know Thyne Enemy
10. United We Stand, Divided We Mosh More...

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The Bendal Interlude Premieres Full New Album

We're only one single day away now from the official release of The Bendal Interlude's "Reign of the Unblinking Eye," due to drop Friday, April 1st via Blow Bow Records.

Some of you simply can't wait that long to hear this psychedelic thrash/sludge mixup though, and we don't blame you! Today we're giving you the chance to hear all of "Reign of the Unblinking Eye" a full 24 hours in advance of the release - listen in below.

After spinning these nine sick new tracks from the U.K. band, there's still time to pre-order the album through Black Bow here. Guitarist Stu Taylor also comments:

"After releasing four EPs through Crack Zombie Records, we decided it was high time to write a full LP containing full-bodied tracks the listener could sink their teeth into. We took a shift in direction when writing for the album 'Reign of The Unblinking Eye.' The songs are much more elaborate and have a lot more going on sound-wise than previous releases. We played with time signatures, guitar harmonies, key changes, even laying down a 10-part resonator guitar part. It is by far the heaviest but also most dynamic thing we’ve written to date.

"Previously, lyrical content has been more of an abstract collection of ideas and imagery based around loose themes. With this offering, a more autobiographical approach has been taken with some songs, with themes including time spent with partial face paralysis, a tendency to lose things, favourite tapestry, bare-hand toilet unblocking, plus the usual collection of vaguely connected lists of obscenities. We wanted to write a dynamic LP that had melody and atmosphere through use of guitar solos and cinematic samples, whilst maintaining solid, heavy groove." More...

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Desaster Premieres New Live Video

The German masters of dirty blackened thrash are at it again, ready to unleash more destructive hymns of blasphemy and war!

Desaster's new album "The Oath of an Iron Ritual" comes out April 8th worldwide via none other than the mighty Metal Blade Records, with some U.S. shows in the works surrounding an appearance at the Maryland Death Fest the following month.

Before all those festivities kick off, we're giving you advance taste of the aural assault that is "The Oath of an Iron Ritual!"

Check out our exclusive U.S. premiere of a new live video for the album track “Damnatio Ad Bestias” below - but be sure to crank that volume knob first! Pre-orders for the new album are online here and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Intro (The Oath)
2. Proclamation in Shadows
3. End of Tyranny
4. The Cleric's Arcanum
5. Haunting Siren
6. Damnatio Ad Bestias
7. Conquer & Contaminate
8. The Denial
9. The Oath of an Iron Ritual
10. At the Eclipse of Blades More...

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Withering Soul Premieres New Music Video

Last summer Withering Soul released the stellar "Adverse Portrait" album via Mortal Music, but even if you've heard it a dozen times already, there's still more to be explored on this melodic USBM offering.

Today we have the honor of officially premiering a new music video for the "Awakening" track - check it out below!

For those foolish enough to not have been spinning the disc for a solid eight months already, you can hear all the tracks and pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here.

Withering Soul also had this to say about the new clip: "'Awakening' is the first official video that we decided to cut from the 'Adverse Portrait' album, as it is a pretty straightforward kick to the balls. On this song, a blackened thrash attack is prominent, all while venturing off into dark atmospheres and beyond. The video was composed in tribute to some of the great early horror films of the silent era."

For more info on Withering Soul and upcoming live activity, be sure to head over the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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Volunteer Premieres "Wrong" Track

A cross-genre coalition of rock, indie, punk, hardcore, and metal musicians from Wisconsin has come together to release "Unintimidated," a compilation protesting the actions of governor (and former Republican presidential candidate) Scott Walker.

Officially due out April 8th, all proceeds from the sale of the compilation will go towards helping local soup kitchens and area Planned Parenthoods. Full details are available here.

Today we're bringing you an exclusive first listen to a track off the release. Whether you care about the political aspect or not, "Wrong" by noise outfit Volunteer is a track well worth hearing - check it out below! Volunteer commented on joining the project:

"We got involved with this compilation because Scott Walker doesn't care about folks in this state. He's had a direct negative effect on people we know. He's busted unions, gone after education and defunded Planned Parenthood. He's bought and paid for by the Koch brothers and the Republican party.

"He doesn't have public interest in mind. When he's written into history, he'll be up there next to McCarthy as one of this state's worst governors. I'm glad he didn't get too far with his presidential candidacy. What a joke. When DJ approached us to get involved, we didn't even have to think about it." More...

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Nemesea Reveals The "Twilight"

Dutch alternative metal act, Nemesea - famous for combining rock with electronica to stir up a dark and strangely addictive brew - have premiered a lyric video for the new track "Twilight." The song appears on the band's upcoming new album "Uprise," which will drop via Napalm Records on April 29th. Pre-orders are available at this location.

"Uprise" offers intense and soulful alternative rock complete with a subtle breath of goth and loudly demands the attention the band undoubtedly deserves. The album reveals its many-splendored colors more and more each time you press play. The guitars and Manda Ophuis' outstanding vocals continue to be the driving force behind Nemesea.

The track list for "Uprise" is as follows:

1. Hear Me
2. Twilight
3. Forever
4. Let it Nurn
5. Time to Make It
6. Can't Believe It
7. Light Up the Sky
8. Get Out
9. Bones
10. Hold On
11. The Way I Feel (Bonus Track)
12. Broken (Bonus Track)
13. If You Could (Bonus Track)
14. No More (Bonus Track)

Check out "Twilight" here: More...

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Bloodthirst Premieres Full "Glorious Sinners" EP

Extreme / thrash metal outfit Bloodthirst was originally formed in 1999 in the Goat City of Poznan, Poland. After a few demos and split releases, the group signed to Pagan Records and released three full-length albums: "Let Him Die" (2007), "Sanctity Denied" (2009) and "Chalice Of Contempt" (2014).

If you couldn't tell by the album titles, this is anti-Christian metal to the max, filled to the brim with blasphemous, headbanging thrash and a touch of black metal.

Bloodthirst's new release "Glorious Sinners" is coming via Pagan Records on April 8th, 2016 and today we're bringing you all five tracks ahead of time - listen in below! The artwork and graphic design of this mini-album were created by Kontamination Design, while "Glorious Sinners" was recorded at Left Hand Sounds studio in Poland.

If you're not a fan of the pope or his predecessors, pre-orders are now online right here for those not afraid of Opus Dei assassins! The track listing is:

1. The Viper's Nest
2. The Reign Of The Antichrist
3. The Masterpiece Of Lie
4. No God Shall Stand Before The Pope
5. Sacco di Roma More...

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