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Tyrants Blood Premieres Full Vinyl Album Online

Update: the full album stream is no longer available, but you can pick up your copy of the release right here.

"Into the Kingdom of Graves" by Vancouver BC's infamous Tyrants Blood will be the first vinyl release from Tridroid Records.

The album will be released on November 15th and is limited to only 500 copies on black vinyl. Pre-orders can be obtained at this location.

Today we now bring you a full stream of the album ahead of its official vinyl release. Hear all ten tracks in the player below, and let us know what you think of the album in the comments section.

Formed by ex-Blasphemy guitarist Marco Banco, Tyrants Blood's is also gearing up to release a split with Gathering Darkness in early 2014 via Hacatombe Records. Further details on the band can be found at Facebook here. More...

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Voices Of Extreme Breaks The Silence

Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can order your copy of the album at this location.

New York hard rockers Voices of Extreme will release "Break The Silence" on November 1st, 2013 via Smash-Mouth Records as the follow-up to the debut "Hypocrite."

"Break The Silence, states vocalist Don Chaffin, "is a culmination of the band’s collective influences and various individual styles, and is a direct outreach to the fans who have come to love and support our music and live performances!"

Today Metalunderground.com is proud to bring you an exclusive stream of the entire "Break The Silence" album, which will be available for 24 hours only. Get your full taste of the new album below before picking up your copy when it officially drops November 1st.

Over the past seven years, Voices of Extreme has shared the stage with Godsmack, Disturbed, Alice in Chains, Powerman 5000, Buckcherry, 10 Years, Dope, Dropkick Murphys, and many more.

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Magoa Premieres Full Album "Topsy Turvydom"

France's Magoa will be releasing new album "Topsy Turvydom" on November 1st, but you don't need to wait that long to rock out with the opus, as today we bring you the exclusive full album stream!

Pre-orders with various bundles are also now available after you hear the full album below. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below after listening through.

"Topsy Turvydom" features the track "Betraying Grace," which was also recently saw an accompnaying music video. Check out the clip right here.

If you crave more Magoa, you can also hear the entire previous "Animal" EP by heading over to this location.

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Premiere Of The Full New Mephistopheles Album

Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can pick up your copy of the album at this location.

Featuring former members of Spawn of Possession and Psycroptic, the Tasmanian outfit Mephistopheles is gearing up to release new album "Sounds of the End," which is due out in North America on October 1st, 2013 via Willowtip Records.

Today you can devastate your ears with the technical death metal assault of "Sounds of the End," as Metalunderground.com is now pleased to bring you a full stream of the album. Give it a listen below.

The ten-track offering was recorded at Red Planet Studio with Jake Long. "Sounds Of The End" includes cover art by Bill Dean (Psycroptic, Iciclan, Excarnated) and a layout provided by Cock And Ball Torture drummer Sascha Pahkle. Pre-order info is available at this location.

Comments vocalist Matthew “Chalky” Chalk on the album: "I've never been happier in any of my bands over the years than I have been in Mephistopheles. What we've put together is the freshest, most alive, most invigorating music I've ever been a part of and I cannot wait to show the world that Mephistopheles are here, we've got something new to say and we mean business!" More...

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Necrophobic Premieres "Furfur" Lyric Video

Sweden's Necrophobic is due to drop new album "Womb of Lilithu" via Season of Mist on October 25th in Europe (October 29th in North America).

With the album's official release date inching ever closer, today Metalunderground.com is offering fans an exclusive early listen to a track off "Womb of Lilithu." A new lyric video for the rockin' black metal track "Furfur," created by Fabien Laubry, can be viewed below.

If you dig what you hear, pick up your pre-order for the album at the Season of Mist e-shop here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Womb Of Lilithu
2. Splendour Nigri Solis
3. Astaroth
4. Furfur
5. Black Night Raven
6. The Necromancer
7. Marquis Phenex
8. Asmodee
9. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias

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Quarantine Premieres New Music Video

After having previously released a self-titled demo consisting of three tracks, California hard rock/metal band Quarantine is now gearing up for the release of upcoming EP "Evil."

With that release on the horizon, and the band's music set to appear in the coming horror movie "BackMask," today Quarantine has teamed up with Metalunderground to premiere a new music video online.

Check out the "Alive" video below and let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.

To find out more about the creation of the music video and read about the band's contribution to "BackMask," you can also read our interview with guitarist Von Allaman right here.

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Kambrium Premieres New Track "Dark Lights"

German symphonic power death metallers Kambrium are on the cusp of releasing the sophomore full length album "Dark Reveries," which drops on October 18th via 7Hard Records. Few younger bands impress more than this exciting band, defying genre boundaries by combining extreme elements with power and symphonic metal. The result is blinding brutality enveloped inside a symphonic wall of melody performed with the precision on par with metal’s most veteran acts.

"Dark Reveries" tells the tale of a man who wakes up into his own nightmares and is unable to escape. It features guest vocal appearances from Amanda Somerville (Trillium/Avantasia), Thomas Winkler (Gloryhammer/Ex-Emerald) and newcomer Melanie Mau. The album was produced and mixed by Flaming Row's Martin Schnella, who also provided background vocals and guitar work. For a review of "Dark Reveries," head on over to this location.

Metal Underground.com is proud to provide the exclusive premiere of the new track "Dark Lights," which features a guest vocal appearance from Gloryhammer vocalist Thomas Winkler (Ex-Emerald) (for a review of Gloryhammer's debut LP "Tales From the Kingdom of Fife," head over here).

Keyboardist/composer Jan Hein describes story behind the lyrics: "Dark Lights is about the person who wakes up in his own nightmare. Everything seems so unreal and he can't run away from the shadows who are hunting him." As for his choice of Thomas Winkler Hein added: "I wanted a strong characterful voice for that song. I discovered the band Gloryhammer and was blown away from Thomas' voice. I asked him to sing the song for us. We are overwhelmed by the result! Hope you guys like it too!"

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Premiere Of New Eden's Curse Video "Evil & Divine"

Metal Underground.com is proud to premiere the new music video from multinational melodic metallers Eden's Curse for the new track "Evil & Divine." The song appears on the band's fourth studio release "Symphony of Sin," which is scheduled for release on October 4th (EU), October 22nd (North America) & October 23rd (Japan) via AFM Records & Spiritual Beast. Check out the video here:

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Dissension Premieres New Song "Legacy"

Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can pick up the album at this location.

Mixing some serious thrash riffage with symphonic black/death metal is a new gem in the already impressive underground Canadian scene - Dissension!

The band's debut full-length "Of Time And Chronic Disease" is coming September 10th, and so far only a smattering of material from the album has made its way online. Today we're proud to bring you another preview in the form of the album's sixth track "Legacy." Give it a listen in the SoundCloud player below.

As the mid-point track on the release it differs quite a bit from the rest of the album, so be sure to also check out the title track, which is still available for streaming right here.

For local fans, the band will be holding a CD launch in Montreal, QC on September 13th at Foufounes Electriques. To find out more about the album, you can also read our recent interview with the band, or check out Dissension's entry in our "Pit Stories" column about the hilariously evil Toys-R-Us Satanic Sacrifice. More...

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Enduring Revery Streaming "Earth Floods Red"

Maryland-based, one-man experimental metal band Enduring Revery has made the deluxe edition of the debut EP "Earth Floods Red" (reviewed here) available for pre-order via bandcamp.com for just $4. The deluxe edition contains the original four tracks from the "Earth Floods Red" EP, plus instrumental versions of each of those songs.

Metalunderground.com is hosting the exclusive full album stream a week before the album is finally released.

UPDATE: The album has been released and is available for download from bandcamp or directly via the player below: More...

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Endrah Premieres New Lyric Video

Brazilian act Endrah's "The Culling" album is due in stores September 9th, 2013. Today we bring you an audio and visual taste of the album in the form of a new lyric clip for "Silver Tongue," which can be viewed below.

If you aren't familiar with the band, Endrah will let you know what to expect, stating: "Endrah comes from the heart, and the lineup includes black-belt level M.M.A. fighters. We train with U.F.C. champions, and we are diehard musicians. We are the real deal, no joke. A lot of metal and hardcore bands speak a lot of bullshit, but cannot back it up. Join our team and let's start making some progress in this world. This is not some show, this is not fake. This is real, this is blood and guts. We are trying to start a real revolution, and make real changes, not a promise never kept."

Endrah vocalist "Relentless" further comments on the "Silver Tongue" track: "Silver Tongue is an aural assault musically. The lyrics, and delivery of them are meant to grab attention. Silver Tongue is a song about the lies our leaders eloquently spit out, and what should happen to them. People are not meant to be slaves, people are meant to be free. How free do you think you are right now? Not as free as you may think. Silver Tongue relates to the revelation of who those actors really are, and how they do NOT care about you. Politicians now-a-days seem for the good, but more often than not, are power mongers, hiding behind smiles, and empty promises.

"I am tired of the games, and I know millions of people are waiting for the right moment to dethrone those not suited for the throne. A public office is meant to be filled by a public servant working for the public good. Do you feel this is true? Silver Tongue is for those that can see behind the mask to expose, and those who cannot see it, to be enlightened. The song falls in line, lyrically, and sonically with the rest of the album. Please purchase yourself a copy and come see Endrah when we tour near your city." More...

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Cascus Premieres New "Malevolent" Track

Yukon, Oklahoma prog metal outfit Cascus just released a self-titled EP, and today we're bringing you a track from the new offering. Check out "Malevolent" in the player provided below, and let us know what you think of the track in the comments section.

Independently recorded, mixed, and mastered in Oklahoma City, the band aims to incorporate fresh elements into the death metal genre.

"We worked very hard to put this together," offers guitarist and vocalist Jay Gleason. "We wanted to do proper justice to the music, give it a chance to become what we wanted it to be. Our influences are very diverse, and that definitely comes through."

The band also commented on its sound: "The founding members, Jay Gleason, Jeren Martin and Dustin Townsend, with the later addition Cameron Conyer, are the collection of four of Oklahoma's most passionate musicians who are on a mission to create a listening environment that evokes a sensory expedition. The result is a massive and arcane sound, with the power of an ancient battle and the majesty of the most distant constellations."

If you like what you hear, you can pick up the release at this location. The EP's track listing is as follows: More...

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Until Dawn Premieres New Track "Horizon"

From the darkened depths of northern Alberta comes Until Dawn - a new outfit ready to bring the heaviness to the masses with new album "Horizon."

The album is due out this coming August 6th, but today you can get an early taste of what to expect with our exclusive premiere of the disc's title track. Check out "Horizon" in the SoundCloud player available below.

For further info on the release, check out our interview with the band, or watch the previously posted music video for "This Fallen Fortress" at this location. The "Horizon" track listing is as follows:

1. Roamers And Lurkers
2. Strings Of The Dammed
3. The Red Sun Rises This Day
4. Third Knee
5. This Fallen Fortress
6. A Conjurer Of Cheap Tricks
7. DNR
8. Time Tested Fortune
9. The Trial
10. Polar Parallels
11. Horizon
12. WM3
13. Richard More...

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Gyre Premieres New Song "All Revealing Eye"

New Jersey's Gyre is gearing up for the release of "Second Circle," and with the official drop date impending, the band has now teamed up with us to exclusively unleash another track from the EP.

Check out the pulverizing "All Revealing Eye" in the player below. You can also pick up a digital copy of "Second Circle" when it releases July 23rd via Monolithic Records. The EP's track listing is as follows:

1. All Revealing Eye
2. Ever Devourer
3. Circle to Feed
4. I Receiving All

Gyre comments on the track: "We want to put out 'All Revealing Eye' first because we feel it really showcases the full dynamics of the band. The song moves from groove metal to rock metal to tech metal and is built with bridges along the way. The structure and build-up of the song is something we focus on all the time in this band. The song lyrics deal with the idea that our senses are filters and not receptors. Image yourself hearing all the frequencies that are buzzing around you constantly, usually imperceptible to the human ear. Image all the spectrums of color indistinguishable from the next because your eyes couldn't filter and make sense of them. Your known world would crumble into senselessness. Our senses have one purpose: to give us a better chance to survive in this world. Not to tell the whole truth of what is actually around you, but to keep you alive."

If you like what you hear, stay up to date with the latest Gyre info over at the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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Three Grindcore Bands Premiere New Compilation

Today we've teamed up with Kaotoxin Records to bring you grindcore in three flavors for the blastbeat gourmet!

The "Miserable Fucking Society" compilation will be coming August 5th, 2013 (France) and September 3rd (U.S. and U.K.) but today you can stream the nineteen track monstrosity through the player below.

The compilation includes:

Infected Society, the old-school grindcore / brutal hardcore beast featuring past and present Yyrkoon, Drowning, Ashura and Decline of Humanity members, F Stands For Fuck You, the brand new grind’n’roll project by renewed Benighted members, and Miserable Failure, a modern grindcore failure by miserable French fuckheadz. These acts are teaming together to bring you 29+ minutes of three different approaches of the very same style.

The track listing is:

1. Infected Society - Old-school Traditional Butchery 01:40
2. Infected Society - Definitely Dead 01:33
3. Infected Society - Ultimate Slavery 01:41
4. Infected Society - Mentally Deranged 01:07
5. Infected Society - Crack-whores 01:42
6. Infected Society - Life Eraser 00:28
7. Infected Society - Raw Quad Orgy 02:39
8. F Stands For Fuck You - Zero 01:51
9. F Stands For Fuck You - Sound Of Nothing 01:31
10. F Stands For Fuck You - Fit 01:18
11. F Stands For Fuck You - The Dead Men 01:16
12. F Stands For Fuck You - Fuck Off 02:15
13. F Stands For Fuck You - Firesky 01:33
14. F Stands For Fuck You - The Bombing 02:00
15. Miserable Failure - Summoning Chaos 02:24
16. Miserable Failure - All Women Must Die 00:49
17. Miserable Failure - No More Friends 01:34
18. Miserable Failure - None Shall Be Saved 01:21
19. Miserable Failure - Inside Me 00:57 More...

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Daniel Bergstrand Walks You Through Dugout Studio

Today we're pleased to team up with Scion AV to give you an exclusive inside look at how the metal albums you love come together with a new studio tour clip.

Daniel Bergstrand, who has produced, mixed, and mastered a variety of extreme metal albums over the years, takes us on a tour of his studio: Dugout Productions in Sweden. He details several pieces of equipment and demonstrates the perfect acoustics of the drum room.

Dugout Productions was utilized as a recording site for albums such as "Koloss" by Meshuggah (reviewed here), "Sounds Of a Playground Fading" by In Flames (review available), "Abrahadabra" by Dimmu Borgir (review at this location), and many more. For further details, check out the studio's website here.

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Better Left Unsaid Premieres New Song

Modesto, California's Better Left Unsaid is gearing up for the release of a new self-titled album, to officially drop on June 18th, 2013.

As the band gears up for this new album, today we have the pleasure to unveil the opening track from "Better Left Unsaid."

Check out the melodic mix of rock and metal in "Mr. Dark" through the player available below. The band also describes its sound by saying:

"BLU combine influences ranging from the thrash of Testament, the grooves of Pantera, and the sheer attack of Machine Head into a modern metal whole that stands tall beside the likes of Threat Signal, Soilwork, and Meshuggah."

The full track listing for "Better Left Unsaid" is as follows:

1. Mr. Dark
2. The Butcher
3. She Needs Violence
4. My Wounds
5. Threat of Truth
6. Exile the Righteous
7. Liberator
8. Snake Oil
9. Death's Reflection
10. For You

You can also hear more from the band, and find out about upcoming live activity, at the Better Left Unsaid Facebook profile here.

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Cryostorm Premieres Full "Version" Album

Combining melodic guitar solos with speed and technicality, while throwing in the snarl of death metal, U.K. act Cryostorm works all angles for a listen that's brutal and endlessly energetic.

"Version" is Cryostorm's debut full-length album featuring all of the band's earliest material, with three tracks previously being demoed on the "Destroyer Of Ardor" sampler CD released at Bloodstock 2011.

Today Metalunderground.com is proud to bring you the final finished product - check out all the tracks from "Version" in the player below!

A launch party for the "Version" CD will also take place at The Cavern in Exeter on the 27th of May. Full details are available at the show's Facebook event page.

The band's upcoming second album has already been written and recording will begin sometime in the not too distant future, so stay tuned for further news. More...

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VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC Releases New Music Video

The froggy goregrinders with the greatest band name ever are at it again - Vaginal Penetration Of An Amelus With A Musty Carrot has finally released a music video! It should go without saying that this is filed under the "amazingly NSFW" column.

Check out the clip "Embryo's Orgasm" below. The band also comments on the video's story:

"The main character in the video is a paedophilic psychopath. It’s not people with long hair, piercings or tattoos who are children-fucking perverts, it’s normal and ordinary looking people."

A complete interview with the band about the video can be read here, but as a tease, here's something else the goregrinders had to say: "The filming process was actually very stimulating. I remember everyone having a boner when we did the rape scene."

The song comes off "In Involuntary Abortion we Trust," and the album's full track listing is:

1. Mass suicide with a rusty comb
2. Embryo's orgasm
3. Double Emetophilia session
4. Eyeball Peeler
5. Slushy baby chainsaw assfuck (live)
6. Rancid monstrosity (live)
7. Eyeball peeler (Pumuckl version)

If you love what you hear below, or just want to sick slack jawed and try to figure out if that's really front man Franz's voice making those sounds, check out "Mass Suicide With A Rusty Comb" at this location. More...

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Priapism Premieres New Music Video

Connecticut progressive extreme metal act Priapism (one of the bands featured in last years Unearthing The Connecticut Metal Scene, Pt. 2) has emerged from the vibrant New England Metal scene as one of its most proficient technical progressive death metal act. Hailing from New Haven county, the band is made up of:

Paul Marak - Vocals
Alani Shaperow - Drums
Mike Schick - Guitarist
Mike Schupp- Frettless/Bass

Priapism has been playing and recording since 2001, attempting to shatter the boundaries of conventional metal ever since by combining influences of death metal, hardcore, funk-rock, and even jazz into their multi-layered, dynamic, and often brutal songs. The quartet isn't bound by any particular genre or style they're just dead-set on expanding their boundaries and playing the most powerful, hard-hitting music they can.

In July of 2012, label Ear One Productions released the band's debut album "Prey|Pay|Obey." The album is available at most digital retailers, like iTunes, and is streaming on Spotify. More information can be found at Ear One Productions and the band's Facebook Page.

Today, Metal Underground is proud to premiere the band's first music video for the track "Reset Or Cease."

Drummer Alani Shaperow describes the song and the video: "This video is our raw and powerful depiction of what our society/human race is made up of today when it comes to greed and power. 'Reset or Cease' is about understanding our screwed up ways and changing them for the better if possible."

The video was filmed in Norwalk CT at The Norwalk Underground. The videographer/editor is Charlie Winthal for Ear One Productions. Check it out here: More...

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