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Last updated on May 19, 2022 at 8:16 PM ET

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Unearthing the Metal Underground: Sign of Evil

Sign of Evil has only been around for a couple of years, but the South American entity stands apart from its continents’ dark metal bands that typically plumb the depths of all things old school Sepultura, Sarcofago, Mortem and Pentagram. Sure, the aforementioned bands’ vile and bestial blackened sensibilities are evident, yet there’s a clearly psychedelic quality at hand with Sign of Evil that unfortunately isn’t too common in extreme metal. The awesome psychedelic Floridian death metal outfit Wharflurch, covered last year in this weekly column, comes to mind as a band that’s similarly reaching forward toward this relatively newer kind of extremity. Sign of Evil was born two years ago, the brainchild of the band’s driving source, the man bearing the ever-so-eloquent pseudonym Witchfucker. More...

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Upon A Burning Body Unveils New Music Video

Upon A Burning Body have dropped new single "Code Of Honor" with a stunning music video, taken from their crushing new full-length, "Fury," out now via Seek & Strike. You can check it out below.

New album "Fury" is aptly titled and is the band’s most ferocious offering of their storied career. It continues in the vein of Southern Hostility and showcases the band refining their signature sound with an added layer of heaviness. The new addition of Thomas Alvarez (bass, backing vocals) was the final element that helped craft this American Heavy Metal masterpiece More...

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Eyehategod Releases "Motorhead" Cover

New Orleans, Louisiana veterans Eyehategod has released a cover of the Hawkwind song "Motorhead," which of course was the inspiration behind the name of Lemmy's legendary band who recorded their own version. You can check it out below. The song comes from "Love Me Forever: A Tribute To Motorhead," a tribute album which is expected to be released this August and was put together by Psycho Traxx, the in house label of Psycho Las Vegas. Other artists who appear on the compilation include Phil Anselmo, High On Fire, Stoner and Exhorder to name a few. More...

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The Answer Announces Reunion

After a seven-year hiatus, Irish rockers The Answer are set to make their long awaited and highly anticipated return with an exclusive and sole 2022 comeback performance at this year’s Planet Rockstock festival, Dec 3rd.

Not only that but they are thrilled to announce a new album has been recorded and is due for release in 2023, produced by rising British rock producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow) at the helm. The first single from the new record will precede their Planet Rockstock performance and will give fans their first taster of the sheer dynamism imbued in the new music.

A fortuitous ‘how do you feel about writing again’ call from management in early Covid-stricken 2020 planted a seed that slowly gathered real pace as the band started sharing new ideas that felt exiting, fresh and relevant. The now triumphantly completed collection of work displays all of the band’s trademark raw attitude and lack of compromise. In their own words “It felt like we were back at the beginning again, a total reset’.

Says singer Cormac Neeson “We’ve been through a lot as a band, we’ve toured the world, made six great records we’re all proud of, given our live shows everything always and done our best to make honest and timeless music that connects with rock fans and music fans in general. After six albums and a lot of road miles we felt we needed to step back from it all and reset. Whilst that wasn’t an easy decision, with retrospect it possibly he best decision we’ve ever made because the end result is the album we’ve been waiting to make our whole lives…full of good time rock n roll and positive energy created by four brothers who quite frankly just really missed each other. We’re back and we’re ready to bring our best album ever to you!” More...

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Tankard To Release New Album In September

Turbulent weeks for German thrash metal legends Tankard. One day after performing at the official fan festival in Sevilla during the UEFA Europa Leauge final of their dear club Eintracht Frankfurt (check out the show below.) and after commemorating the cup victory afterwards, the guys announce the release of their new studio album just in time to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary: "Pavlov's Dawgs" will be released on September 30, 2022 via Reaper Entertainment.

Once again the album was recorded at Gernhard Studio in Troisdorf/Germany in collaboration with producer Martin Buchwalter. The iconic cover artwork is once again penned by Patrick Strogulski.

Gerre comments as follows:
"Our last release "One Foot in the Grave" is already 5 years old, but it's really true: The older you get, the faster time flies........Even more pleasing that we managed to have our new work "Pavlov's Dawgs" beaten in just in time for our 40th band anniversary, which will be released on 09/30/22. As with "One Foot in The Grave", Martin Buchwalter was responsible for the recordings and the mix, which undoubtedly suits the band more than well!

"We really put all our efforts into the last months and hope that you like the result as much as we do!!!! With our new record company Reaper Entertainment behind us, we're going to step on the gas again!

"In this sense: Stay healthy and heavy!" More...

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Municipal Waste Shares "High Speed Steel" Video

Get ready for another taste of the WASTE! Richmond Virginia's hard-charging, thrash metal maniacs Municipal Waste have revealed their blistering second single, 'High Speed Steel', from their massively-anticipated 7th studio album, "Electrified Brain," that's due out July 1st via Nuclear Blast.

Commenting on the single, guitarist Ryan Waste says:

“'High Speed Steel' is our ode to an era when heavy metal was transitioning into a faster form. We pushed the limits of our sound to channel that classic dynamic and keep the intensity high. It’s about overcoming the pressure and slicing down the odds when everything is stacked against you.” More...

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Mirari Premiere New Song “We Condemn”

Texas-based blackened deathcore outfit Mirari premiere a new song named “We Condemn”, streaming via YouTube for you below.

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To Obey A Tyrant Premiere New Song & Lyric Video

United Kingdom-based blackened deathcore band To Obey A Tyrant premiere a new song entitled “Goetia”, ttaken from their upcoming new album "Omnimalevolent", which will be out in stores in 2022.

Check out now "Goetia" streaming via YouTube for you below.


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Healing Magic Premiere New Song & Animated Video

Healing Magic - the duo led by frontman Igor Amadeus Cavalera and drummer Johnny Valles - premiere their new track and animated music video "Wolf Coven". The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu (Enslaved, Ihsahn, Paradise Lost, etc.) at Twilight 13 Media. Healing Magic will release their debut album "Volume 1: Fire" on May 27th, 2022.

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Wormrot Premiere Three New Songs & Video

Singapore-based grindcore band Wormrot premiere three new singles via a cinematic music video streaming vai YouTube for you below. The tracks are taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Hiss“, due out in stores on July 08th, 2022.

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Cane Hill Premiere New Single "A Form Of Protest"

Cane Hill premiere their new track and visualizer clip titled “A Form Of Protest“. The new single serves as their first new material since signing with their new label home Out Of Line Music.


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