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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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Decatur Proves Its "Badder Than Brooklyn"

Toronto-based metal messiahs Decatur - comprised of Jay “Beard” Sarrazin (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Tiny Basstank (Bass/Backup Vocals), Steve “Animal” Mitchell (Drums/ Backup Vocals), and Liam Maguire (Guitar/Backup Vocals) - are a day away (Friday, October 6th release date - pre-order the album here) from dropping the monster debut album "Badder Than Brooklyn." Why wait, though? The band has teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to premiere the entire album today! Check it out in the player at the bottom.

Decatur has sensed the hunger from metal fans for proper metal with real songs, music built on the foundations of the past to last far into the future. Make no mistake, Decatur are a band that puts the grit into integrity, as guitarist/vocalist Jay ‘Beard’ Sarrazin says, Decatur make “real metal for real metalheads.”

Named after the band's very own Street of Dreams in New York, where the debut album was recorded - Silvercord Studios in Brooklyn - Decatur gets its unique sound by being opened-minded, not just to each other in this band of brothers, but to different genres, not just of metal, but also the blues, rock ‘n’ roll and even pop! Decatur’s criteria if it’s good they can make it better! The band focuses on evolution not devolution. There is no fear of Decatur repeating itself musically; for the band…the world is not enough. Decatur is an intrepid explorer, never playing it safe, always looking for new lands to conquer, and in the process drawing on creative powers the group has never known it possessed. More...

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Sound Storm Premieres New Video "Forsaken"

Unleashing the third studio album "Vertigo" in Europe last December via Rockshots Records, Italian symphonic metal act Sound Storm announced the album will be officially released in North America on October 13th. Digital and CD album pre-orders for North America available on Amazon at this location.

Check out our review of the album over at this location.

In celebration of the release on North American shores, the Italian opus masters have teamed up with MetalUnderground.com for the exclusive world premiere for the new video clip "Forsaken," which was filmed during the band's performance at the 2016 Lucca Comics and Games, one of Europe's largest comic cons.

Check out the clip in the player below.

"Vertigo" was produced in the Netherlands at Sandlane Recording Facilities by Joost Van Den Broek (Epica, Ayreon, Xandria) and is something more than a metal album, the music has a cinematic purpose. The overall concept of “Vertigo” is a Victorian - steam punk story, firstly based on Dante’s Inferno idea and then developed to a more psychological/introspective tale. Gabriel is the main character of the story, an unsuccessful composer who becomes a scientist, starting a war against his troubled mind and forcing himself to destroy everything beloved. The only handhold seems to be a mystic dragonfly, leading Gabriel among the floors of a huge spiral staircase.

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Tyakrah Premieres New Song

It's almost Friday my metal loving readers! With another day till the weekend kicks off, today we're bringing you some epic German black from Tyakrah.

Check out our exclusive premiere of the track "Erstarrende Nacht" below, taken off upcoming album "Wintergedanken," which is due out on October 21st via Satanath Records (Russia) / Slaughterhouse Records (USA).

The entity that is Tyakrah came into existence during the cold months of 2016 to capture an aura of winter in sonic format.

The band's debut album consist of four black metal epics interspersed with three instrumental escapes into snowed kingdoms. Pre-orders are online here and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Praeludium - Auf kalten Wegen
2. Gefrorne Tränen (streaming here)
3. Wintergedanken
4. Interludium - Eisige Andacht
5. Fährten im Schnee
6. Erstarrende Nacht
7. Postludium - Ende des Weges More...

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Sleeping Romance Premieres Video Clip For New Song

Let the curtain rise on the sensual seduction of Mediterranean symphonic metal: Italy's Sleeping Romance provides a symphony for the brokenhearted who somehow manage to love again. With the new album “Alba,” the band leads you on a journey of orchestral opera arrangements and siren songs; touching, sometimes frightening, but always as personal as can be.

"Alba" will be released on November 3rd via Napalm Records (pre-order the album here), but today the band has teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to premiere the video clip for the new single "Where The Light Is Bleeding," which you can check out in the player below.

Songstress Federica Lanna means every word of "The Bleeding Darkness In Me." As always, Federico Truzzi flatters her lovely voice with delicate guitars. The Italian quintet display true mastery, as they fuse bloodcurdling classical sounds with monstrous melodic death metal-riffing, full of force yet sustained by noble, theatrical flamboyance. After the success of the debut "Enlighten," Sleeping Romance's frenetic "Alba" is not to be ignored.

The concept of "Alba," 'Dawn' in Italian, centers around the main character and her life that advances through difficulties, choices and mistakes, and leads the character to a positive growth. The message the concept wants to give is that life is complex, full of obstacles, but there's always a way forward, and an opportunity for everyone to reach what their heart desire.

The full track listing for "Alba" is:

1. Overture - Twilight
2. Where The Light Is Bleeding
3. Lost In My Eyes
4. Touch The Sun
5. Forgiveness
6. My Temptation (see lyric video here)
7. Across The Sea
8. Everything Behind
9. Through The Looking Glass
10. Alba
11. Underture - Daylight

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Forget My Silence Premieres Full New Album

Ready for a full new album of metal madness to get you through hump day?

Eclectic and wide ranging Russian metal band Forget My Silence is set to release new full-length album "Fall To Rise" on September 29th, 2017, with pre-orders now online here.

Ahead of that rapidly approaching release date, today we've got all nine tracks of tempered melodic deathcore available for advance streaming!

Check it out below, and let us know what you think. You can also follow the latest on the band by heading over to Facebook.

1. I See Hell in Your Eyes
2. Hate Me
3. Fall to Rise
4. Beginning
5. Virtual Privacy
6. Not Perfect
7. The One and Only
8. Supersonic
9. We Will Change this World More...

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Ruins Of Eternity Premieres New Song

GrimmDistribution, in conjunction with Murdher Records, will release new album "The Whispers of Forgotten Hills" from melodic death/doom band Ruins Of Eternity this coming October 20th, 2017.

It took 10 years for Ruins Of Eternity to finally fire off this armor-piercing and soul-killing projectile launched straight into the ears of unsuspecting connoisseurs of death/doom metal.

With "The Whispers of Forgotten Hills," the Siberian group tried to find a balance between funeral sobs, violin passages, growling guitars, and corrupt vocals flavored with militarized lyrics.

The result is eight tracks aimed at making the listener's mind fall into bitterness and despair. Check out our premiere of the album's second track "Brest" below. Pre-orders are up here and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Weekdays of War
2. Brest
3. Who Will Be The First?!
4. Tank
5. Victory for the Dead
6. For Those Who are Lost in This War
7. Echo
8. Heritage More...

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Darkshire Premieres "North Wind"

How about a little pagan folk metal this Monday morning to remind you of what's out there in the wilds of nature away from the office?

Today we're bringing you an exclusive stream of Darkshire's "North Wind," taken off the "Legends" album due to drop on October 19th, 2017.

Darkshire was founded in 2013 in Kaluga, and after performing various shows and releasing the "Vision" EP, now we've arrived at the band's first full-length album, drawing parallels between pagan Russia of old and the modern nation as it stands today.

Pre-orders for "Legends" are available here and the track listing is as follows (translated from Russian):

01. Egoriy the Brave
02. Gamayun
03. Arkaim
04. Prince Svyatoslav (I'm on you)
05. Vision
06. Strike of the Russian gods
07. North Wind
08. Khvalynsky hike
09. The phenomenon of the ancestor
10. Bylina More...

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Dirty Grave Premieres "Remorse"

Let's cap off the weekend with some traditional, old school doom!

Brazilian group Dirty Grave will drop new album "Evil Desire" this coming October 18th, 2017, with pre-orders now online here.

Ahead of that release date we're exclusively offering up an advance stream of the album's sxith track "Remorse" -- check it out below!

"Evil Desire" was forged in the fire of those who love the music of evil and is a pure celebration for the heavy doom / NWOBHM souls of the 70/80's. You can follow the band at Facebook and the new album's track listing is as follows:

01. Satan's Wings
02. Until The Day I Die
03. Evil Desire
04. Evil (Is Going On) [Willie Dixon cover]
05. Beyong The Door
06. Remorse
07. You Dead
08. The Black Cloud Comes More...

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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)

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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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