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Nightrage Premieres New Lyric Video

Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band, Nightrage, has announced an April 24th, 2015 release date for its sixth studio album, "The Puritan," due out on Despotz Records.

Album number six was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, Soilwork) and George Nerantzis at Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden.

Today we're stoked to premiere a lyric video for the title track, which can be found below. Guitarist/founder Marios Iliopoulos also had this to say about the song:

“’The Puritan’ is one of the first songs that we wrote for the album. The title and the concept is symbolic, showcasing our hunger and relentless passion for our music. It’s about not giving up and clashing with every kind of obstacle, but continuing no matter what to fight for our ideals, honoring the music that we love to play.

“Musically, it has this Thin Lizzy/Iron Maiden twin guitar attack on the riffs, along with the signature Nightrage harmonies. We felt this track was the right opening song for the new album, since it´s fast, energetic and also has some really big vocal hooks from Ronnie on the chorus. You get the idea of the feeling for the whole album by listening to the song; this idea of what melodic death metal means to us is really represented here. The song is punchy and metal to the bone.

“The great duo at Dug Out Productions, Daniel Bergstrand and George Nerantzis, helped us make the song sound so good, loud and powerful. Ronnie Nyman makes an amazing vocal performance, and we have a great collaboration here. His ideas and vocal melodies are so powerful and really make an amazing contrast with the Nightrage riffs and harmonies.” More...

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Sirenia Premieres New Music Video "Once My Light"

Norway's Sirenia are about to unleash the band's seventh full length album "The Seventh Life Path" on May 8th (EU) and May 12th (North America) via Napalm Records. The album is the follow up to the 2013 release "Perils of the Deep Blue" (see review here). Today, the band provides the exclusive world premiere of the new single/music video "Once My Light" here on Metal Underground.com.

Mastermind Morten Veland (harsh vocals, guitars) pours his heart and soul into this brand new escapist masterpiece! The listener is invited on a cinematic journey with "The Seventh Life Path," which is comfortably nestled in between gothic metal and symphonic grandeur and seeks those who wish to leave a gray daily routine behind to replace it with remarkable and unforgettable melodies.

Pre-order "The Seventh Life Path" over at this location. The full release schedule is:

G/A/S/Europe/AUS: May 8th
UK/NO/FR/DK/IT: May 11th
USA/CAN: May 12th
SE/ESP: May 13th

The album's track listing is:

1. Seti
2. Serpent
3. Once My Light
4. Elixir
5. Sons Of The North
6. Earendel
7. Concealed Disdain
8. Insania
9. Contemptuous Quitus
10. The Silver Eye
11. Tragedienne
12. Tragica (Tragedienne Spanish Version) (Bonus Track)

We are stoked to bring you the music video for the new track "Once My Light." Check it out here: More...

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Dehuman Opens Up "Crypts Of Blood"

Supporting the "Graveyard of Eden" album released last month (reviewed here), Dehuman is about to embark on a southern European headlining tour, with full dates available below.

With that trek just about to kick off, today Dehuman has teamed up with us to exclusively premiere a new music video for the song "Crypts Of Blood!" Check it out after the tour dates and let us know your impressions of the clip in the comments section.

Haven't heard Dehuman before? The mighty Fenriz recently opened his music podcast by saying "I like Dehuman, they remind me of a sped up version of the first Pestilence album." Who needs more of an endorsement than that?

If you like what you hear below, you can also stream the new album in full by heading over to this location. More...

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Heidevolk Premieres New Lyric Video "Vinland"

Dutch folk/viking metal act Heidevolk will release the new album "Velua" via Napalm Records in North America on April 7th (out now in Europe). Today, in celebration, the band presents the world premiere of the lyric video for the new track "Vinland"!

The band commented on the track: "We present to you 'Vinland' - the 12th track and closing track of 'Velua.' 'Vinland' was added as a bonus and tribute to our fans around the globe. It describes the journey to North America made by Leif Eriksson. A journey for new territories and new experiences...a journey not unfamiliar to ourselves. With a promise of return (in autumn 2015) we bring you 'Vinland,' hail to Vinland!”

The setting for the fifth studio release is The Veluwe – the mythical and utterly beautiful woodlands in the Netherlands. Using this as a backdrop, the Dutch folk metal act paints a dark picture of ghosts, goblins and brigands in order to raise a monument: anthemic folk parts, clean male vocals and gritty metal provide the perfect soundtrack for the listener's journey to the sylvan halls of Velua!

The track list for the album is:

1. Winter Woede
2. Herboren in Vlammen
3. Urth
4. De hallen van Mijn Vaderen
5. De Vervloekte Jacht
6. Het Dwalende Licht
7. Drankgelag
8. Velua
9. Een Met de Storm
10. Richting de Wievenbelter
11. In Het Diepst der Nacht
12. Vinland

Limited/Deluxe Box Edition Bonus Tracks:

13. Immigrant song (Led Zeppelin Cover)
14. In the Dutch Mountains (The Nits Cover)
15. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol Cover)

Here at Metal Underground.com, we are proud to present the exclusive world premiere of "Vinland": More...

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Walking Corpse Syndrome Tears Open "Angel Flesh"

It's been awhile since we heard from Montana dual-drum outfit Walking Corpse Syndrome, and today that finally changes.

The band has teamed up with us to exclusively premiere a new track titled "Angel Flesh" a day before its official digital release. Continuing in the groove metal vein, the song also incorporates elements from Southern metal and deathcore.

Give it a listen below and let us know what you think of the track. "Angel Flesh" is taken from the upcoming release, "Human Delusion," expected to drop in the Fall of 2015. Stay tuned for more details, and be sure to catch Walking Corpse Syndrome live on these dates:

5/2/15 - Everett, WA - The Firewheel
5/8/15 - Lewiston, ID - 3rd Wheel
5/9/15 - Richland, WA - Ray's Golden Lion
5/15/15 - Missoula, MT - The Dark Horse
5/16/15 - Twin Falls, ID - The Cellar
5/29/15 - Bozeman, MT - The Faultline North
5/30/15 - Riverton, WY - Fremont County Fairgrounds
6/5/15 - Moses Lake, WA - The Ding Dang
6/6/15 - Spokane, WA - The Pin
6/12/15 - Columbia Falls, MT - The Bandit Saloon
6/13/15 - Great Falls, MT - Machinery Row
6/19/15 - Billings, MT - The Railyard
6/20/15 - Rock Springs, WY - Killpeppers
6/27/15 - Butte, MT - 5 Mile Bar More...

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Horsehunter Premieres "Caged In Flesh"

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Horsehunter’s debut album "Caged In Flesh" is set to bring you some seriously low 'n slow doom with massive riffs fueled by psychedelia this coming April 21st via Magnetic Eye Records.

Following the epic "Stoned To Death" track (still available for streaming here), today Horsehunter has teamed up with us to premiere the massive 12 minute bong-rip of a title track "Caged In Flesh." Check it out below.

Like what you hear? You can pre-order the album here or digitally at iTunes, and stay tuned for a full interview with the band coming soon. The track listing is as follows:

1. Stoned To Death (16:28)
2. Caged In Flesh (12:00)
3. Nightfall (3:04)
4. Witchery (10:15) More...

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Desert Premieres Lyric Video For New Track "1812"

Israeli Dark Epic metallers Desert has premiered the lyric video for the new track "1812" right here on Metal Underground.com. The song is taken from the upcoming new album “Never Regret” which is scheduled for release worldwide on March 30, 2015 through Raven Music.

Guest vocals on the track were performed by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray). The song is tells the story about the Battle of Borodino, taken place on 1812 near Moscow, the crucial battle between Napoleon and Russian armies, which became the beginning of the end of French army and Napoleon Empire.

Pre-order the "Never Regret" at this location.

The track listing for the album is:
1. Chasing The Pray
2. Assassin’s Fate
3. Son Of A Star (feat. Alex Zvulun)
4. The Wolf’s Attack
5. Never Regret
6. The Road To You (feat. Infy Snow and Alex Zvulun)
7. 1812 (feat. Ralf Scheepers)
8. Flying Dutchman (feat. Merry Ann Genin)
9. Final Journey
10. Imperial Eagle
11. Invincible

Check out "1812" here: More...

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Attack Vertical Unleashes "The Great Waste"

Ready for some aural punishment? Swiss outfit Attack Vertical will drop new album "The Great Waste" tomorrow - Friday, March 13th - but today we're premiering the entire disc online a day ahead of its release.

Experience the unrelenting riffs and devastating breakdowns in the player below. If you dig it, be sure to also pre-order a copy of the album through Tenacity Music here.

"The Great Waste" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Vladimir Cochet at Conatus Studio in Montreux, Switzerland. The full track listing is:

1. Black Sea
2. Democracy
3. Graveless
4. The Great Waste
5. The Way To Purify
6. End Of Life Demanded
7. Architect
8. Satan In My Mind
9. The Other One
10. Stillborn More...

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Meaxic Premieres New Track

Meaxic is currently wrapping up work on the "Synergy" release, which is now officially set for an April 27th drop date.

The New York outfit puts together a refreshing blend of rock and metal with a progressive sensibility, and today we're letting loose another advance taste of "Synergy."

Check out our exclusive premiere of the "Down" track below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the song.

If you want to hear more from Meaxic, the previously released track "On Instinct" can also be heard right over here.

You can find more info on Meaxic at the band's Facebook profile. The full "Synergy" track listing is as follows:

1. Attitude
2. Iruka
3. On Instinct
4. Down
5. Crazy More...

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Sacrilegium Premieres Full Album Online

Originally released in 1996, "Wicher" by the pagan black metal outfit Sacrilegium is now seeing re-issue via Pagan Records on March 6th, 2015.

Ahead of the official release, we're proud to premiere a stream of the entire new version of "Wicher." If you miss the '90s sound in underground European metal, be sure to listen in below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

"Wicher" will be available on double-gatefold vinyl, complete with bonus track, lyrics and previously unreleased photos. Order your own copy at this location.

And more good news for Sacreligium fans: the band is officially reunited and now working on a new album. Stay tuned for more info on the impending release. More...

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Apocrophex Premieres New Track

Just two weeks hence, tech death unit Apocrophex, consisting of multi-instrumentalist Justin Buell and vocalist Pete Colucci, will show the metal world what its like to be "Suspended From The Cosmic Altaar" with a new full-length album to see release via Manicidic Records.

If March 10th can't come fast enough for you, we've got another advance taste of the record available today - check out our exclusive premiere of the "Cycle Of Kings" track below.

Be sure to also place a pre-order for your own digital or physical copy of the album at this location, and for the latest on Apocrophex head over to the band's Facebook profile. The full track listing for "Suspended From The Cosmic Altaar" is as follows:

1. The Grey (streaming here)
2. Evidence of a Desolate Planet
3. A Sanguine Moon
4. Suspended From The Cosmic Altaar
5. Designs Not Derived From Man (listen in over here)
6. The Nine Patterns of Anuu
7. Cycle of Kings
8. Being Dissolved More...

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Dysrider Premieres New Lyric Video

Having just inked a deal with Tenacity music, the symphonic death metal outfit Dysrider is gearing up to drop "Bury The Omen" this coming February 27th.

In anticipation of the rapidly approaching release, today we've teamed up with the Swiss band to premiere a new lyric video off "Bury The Omen." Check out "Against Your Hold" below, and if you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order "Bury The Omen" at this location.

Previously known as Trophallaxy, the quintet formed in 2007 and released two albums, “DawnFall” (2010) and “Resilience” (2013), before changing names to Dysrider.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Vladimir Cochet (Promethee, Voice Of Ruin, Conjonctive) at Conatus Studios and featuring 10 new tracks, "Bury The Omen" displays a combination of heavy and fast riffs, growling vocals with symphonic elements and the sweet, melodic singing of vocalist Joëlle. The track listing is: More...

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Mouth Of The Serpent Enacts A "Bloodrite"

Today Mouth Of The Serpent is officially unloading a new barrage of death metal in the form of the "Bloodrite" single, and we're bringing you the exclusive premiere below!

This new track comes after months of writing, recording, and gigging with the likes of Fallujah, Disgorge, and The Kennedy Veil. The song also heralds an upcoming new full-length album, with further details to be released in the near future.

To go along with the new track, Mouth Of The Serpent is releasing a limited run of 50 damn sexy hand-numbered and engraved Bloodrite herb grinders, so for you death metal fanatics who prefer your shredding riffs and blasting beats in an altered state, head over to the band's website here to claim one of your own.

Mouth Of The Serpent is:

Maxwell Reis - Vocals
Andrew Rubin - Guitar
Justin Biddle - Guitar
Luis Echevarria - Bass
Mikey Wilson - Drums
(Band photo courtesy of Chris Hanke) More...

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Lancer Reveals What's "Behind The Walls"

Swedish heavy metal quintet Lancer will drop sophomore outing "Second Storm" on April 10th via Despotz Records, with pre-orders now available over here.

"Second Storm" was tracked at Leon Music Studios with the assistance of producer Gustav Ydenius (Steelwing, Mustasch, Enforcer). Artwork comes courtesy of Dimitar Nikolov (who has previously made artwork for Steelwing and Katana).

Today we're bringing you a powerful new track cut off the album via a crazy animated lyric video. Head "Behind The Walls" below!

The band also comments: “’Behind the Walls’ is a fast speed metal song that's inspired by the mid 80's German metal scene. It's raw, wild and furious!”

The "Second Storm" will consist of: More...

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Diabulus In Musica Premieres New Music Video

Spanish symphonic metal act Diabulus In Musica has unleashed the world premiere of its latest music video right here on Metal Underground.com. The video is for the track "Spoilt Vampire," which appears on the band's latest and third release "Argia," which is available through Napalm Records.

"Argia" is a modern power metal infused symphonic masterpiece centered around the fantastic vocals of Zuberoa Aznárez. The album was the first release injected with new blood: Alexey Kolygin on guitar, Odei Ochoa on bass and drummer David Carrica, who joined anchor members Aznárez and keyboardist and death vocalist Gorka Elsin in 2013 following a lineup shakeup following the 2012 sophomore effort "The Wanderer."

Metal Underground.com is most pleased to present the world premiere of "Spoilt Vampire," which you can see here:

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Shiran Premieres New Music Video

In the mood for some rockin' female-fronted metal? Shiran has got you covered, and today we're proud to premiere the band's new official music video for "Remain," which can be seen below.

Remain is the first track off Shiran's debut EP "Warm Winter Day." If you like you what you hear below, you can preview the EP in full at the band's website here, or grab your own copy by heading to iTunes.

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Remain
2. Warm Winter Day
3. The Child
4. Glint of Light
5. Burden's Off More...

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The Monolith Deathcult Premieres Crushing New Song

Not content to rest on the laurels of the epic 2013 album "Tetragrammaton," the utterly ferocious Dutch death-dealers from The Monolith Deathcult are returning with "Bloodcvlts," to be officially unveiled in North America on March 24th via Season Of Mist. Pre-order info is available here.

This new limited edition mini-album furthers the punishing modern death metal that has become this cult's calling card. The Monolith Deathcult also adorns the brutality with keenly heightened dramatics to create an epic and distinctly modern strain of of brutal death metal.

Today we're stoked to bring you another aggressive and punishing cut off the EP - check out "Hangmen Also Die" in the player below. The full track listing is:

1. Reign of Hell (streaming here)
2. I Conquistador
3. Der Hexenhammer
4. Doom of the Tawusê Melek
5. Hangmen Also Die
6. GeneSYS
7. Die Waffe Mensch RMX
8. Den Ensomme Nordens Dronning More...

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Krysantemia Premieres Full New Album

Memorial Records, in collaboration with K2Music Management, is pleased to announce death / thrash metal outfit Krysantemia will release new album “Finis Dierum” on February 24th, with pre-orders up at this location.

To get an advanced preview of the album, we're now premiering the release online in full. Listen in below!

“Finis Dierum” was recorded at New Sin Studio and produced by Luigi Stefanini (previously worked with Adimiron, Vision Divine and many others). Lucio Secchi, drummer and band leader, had this to say:

“We are all excited about this project, thanks to the teamwork done behind this release, which sounds 100% Krysantemia. After several tours conducted in the last two years, we felt ready to be back with a new album, and in a short time, we have transformed our ideas into 30 minutes of blasting music. We’re stoked to share with you all our work and can’t wait to meet you on the road during the next announced shows.”

In support of the forthcoming album, Krysantemia will also be part of the next European tour of black metal legends Marduk in March. Dates are as follows:

01.03 Toulouse (F), Dynamo
03.03 Madrid (SP), Caracol
04.03 Barcelona (SP), Apolo
05.03 Montpellier (F), Secret Place
06.03 Turin (I), Café Liber
07.03 Brescia (I), Circolo Colony
08.03 Nova Gorica (Slo), Mostovna More...

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Evil Invaders Premieres New Music Video

Belgian speed metal act Evil Invaders (named after the classic 1985 release from Canada's Razor) will release the debut full length album "Pulses of Pleasure" via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

G/A/S/Europe/AUS: February 27th
UK/NO/FR/DK/IT: March 3rd
SE/ESP: March 4th
USA/CAN: March 10th

These Belgian old school lovers deliver a classy toxic waltz that merges speed metal with aggressive Exodus-style vocals and fiery guitar solos! "Pulses Of Pleasure" stands for the unbound energy of the 80s and the sophistication of our present decade. Whip out those Hi-tops and patch-studded denim vests when Evil Invaders ride the tank because today Metal Underground.com is proud to present the exclusive world premiere of the new music video for the title track of the album, which can be seen below.

The track listing is:

1. Fast, Loud 'n' Rude (see music video here)
2. Pulses Of Pleasure
3. Eclipse Of The Mind
4. Siren
5. Stairway To Insanity
6. Shot To Paradise
7. Venom
8. Blinded (intro)
9. Master Of Illusion

Check out "Pulses of Pleasure" here: More...

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Conceived By Hate Premieres New Song

In 2002 the thrash metal outfit Disorder was laid to rest when Jorge Montesino decided to put together a new group, originally titled Spiritual Demise but later renamed to Conceived By Hate.

After lineup changes and hitting the live show circuit, the band's first full-length album "Pestilence Reborn" was released in 2012.

Fast forward to today, and the El Salvadore-based death/thrash outfit is gearing up to release "Coalition of Death," a split with Colombian outfit Akheron.

While the split isn't due out until March 10th via Morbid Skull Recordings, today we're stoked to bring you the exclusive premiere of a track off the Conceived By Hate side. Check out "Hypocritical Sense of Ego" below. The split's track listing is as follows:

1. Devotees of Death [Conceived by Hate]
2. Hypocritical Sense of Ego [Conceived by Hate]
3. Embrace the Absurd [Conceived by Hate]
4. Thorns of Crimson Death (Dissection cover) [Conceived by Hate]
5. Estigma [Akheron]
6. Chemtrail [Akheron]
7. In-conformista [Akheron]
8. Where Eagles Dare (Misfits cover) [Akheron]

To hear more from Conceived By Hate, head over to the band's Facebook profile or Bandcamp page here. More...

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