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Last updated on September 18, 2020 at 5:58 AM ET

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15 news articles posted today (and counting...)

Kingdom Of Giants Uploads "Blue Dream" Visualizer

California-based metal band Kingdom of Giants have shared "Blue Dream," their newest single from upcoming album "Passenger" today alongside a new cinematic visualizer. This latest look at the upcoming full-length follows previously released tracks "Sync," "Side Effect," and "Wayfinder." You can check out the clip below.

On their latest single, Kingdom of Giants shares, "We are excited to announce our new single, ‘Blue Dream’ featuring our good friend Michael Barr. 10 years ago we shared the stage together on both our first ever tours and it feels like a very full circle moment to finally have him on one of our songs, especially one of our favorite tracks." More...

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Hjelvik Unleashes "North Tsar" Music Video

Today, new Norwegian blackened Viking heavy metal band Hjelvik have released their first ever single "North Tsar," accompanied by a video. The track is taken from their debut studio album "Welcome To Hel" that will be released on November 20th 2020 via Nuclear Blast.

Hjelvik is the new solo band of ex-Kvelertak frontman, lyricist and co-founder Erlend Hjelvik. After touring worldwide with some of the world's greatest bands such as Metallica, Slayer and Ghost, earning four Norwegian Spelleman awards along the way, Erlend parted ways with his band mates in 2018 and has spent the last two years songwriting and creating Hjelvik's first album.

Front-man Erlend Hjelvik comments: "It feels great to finally give people the first taste of what's to come with this awesome video for 'North Tsar' that the talented guys at Grupa13 created for me!"

Erlend adds: "It was a cool experience, the day corona-restrictions lifted, I took the first flight from Norway to Poland and we shot the whole video in one day in a Viking village called Jomsborg. Grupa13 did an excellent job with their team including well-trained Viking re-enactors, an amazing SFX crew and even brought in wolves and a huge raven. It was an intense and efficient shoot. It felt crazy to be standing in the middle of a Viking battle while performing my song, especially since the village was open to tourists who appeared midway through to stand there, gawk and take selfies… making the experience slightly more bizarre! Nonetheless, I had a great time and I’m extremely pleased with the result!" More...

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Growth Reveals Debut Album Details

Australian metal trio Growth are to release their debut LP, "The Smothering Arms Of Mercy," on 4th December, via Australia’s progressive music specialists Wild Thing Records.

In celebration of the news, the band have streamed their first single, "Something Follows," which you can check out below.

Growth will release a trilogy of albums that explore the very human aspects of connection, trauma, despair, and the fragility of hope.

Even the strongest pillar caves. Even the iron heart shatters. Growth's debut release, "The Smothering Arms Of Mercy," is the first in their narrative trilogy that details in honesty the extremity of recovery from mental illness. Mercy delivers a ferocious depiction of suffering, designed to draw the listener in with the Barnes brothers' paralysing and traumatic vision, suffocating and vulnerable all at once.

Self-recorded, produced and engineered in Australia, with drums engineered by Troy McCosker (Ne Obliviscaris),and mixed & mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom (Opeth) in Gothenburg, Sweden, the landscape presented in "Mercy" is nightmarish-dense with jarring time signatures, grinding abrasiveness, and wistful post-metal passages, and led by the visceral howling of vocalist Luke Frizon detailing a vivid story of hope and loss drawn directly from lived experience. More...

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Benediction Posts New Music Video Online

Legendary death metal pioneers Benediction from Birmingham, UK release their second single "Stormcrow" today. "In many cultures the crow is seen as a harbinger of doom and a bad omen - this song deals with that," Dave Ingram comments.

The video was shot on abandoned wasteland somewhere in the outskirts of Sheffield, in the North of England. Directed by Dan Hart / Light Engine Films.

Darren Brookes says: "'Stormcrow' was a particularly difficult but enjoyable video to shoot. As anyone who’s done one will know, it’s take after take after take, and as you can see it was a blisteringly hot day too. We did have passers by, joggers, dog walkers and they were stopping to check out what was going on and that’s the closest we’ve managed to a live gig this year!"

"Scriptures" the first new album since 2008 (produced by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio in England) will be released on October 16th , 2020 via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Nuclear Releases New Single

Chilean metal outfit Nuclear has announced the release of "Facing Towards You", the first single from their new album "Murder Of Crows."

After five years of silence, the band returns with a new album which will be released through Black Lodge Records/Sound Pollution on November 13, 2020.

The band stated about the new single: "It was very difficult choosing the first single, but we think ’Facing Towards You‘ represents pretty much the spirit of the new album. It is simple, fast and brutal, just a little glimpse of what‘s to come." More...

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Corrupt Moral Altar Premiere New Song & Video

Corrupt Moral Altar - featuring Napalm Death live guitarist John Cooke - premiere a new song and music video titled "You Smell Expensive". The song is taken from their upcoming new EP "Patiently Waiting for Wonderful Things", which will be out in stores on APF Records 27th November 2020.

Check out now "You Smell Expensive" below.

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Humanitas Error Est Premiere New Music Vide0

International black metal band Humanitas Error Est (Germany, Belgium, France and Australia) premiere a new song and music video called "An Inexcusable Existence".

Check out now "An Inexcusable Existence" below.

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My Death Belongs To You Premiere New Song

My Death Belongs To You premiere a new song entitled "Tomorrow is the last day", taken from their upcoming new album "The world seems to be fading", which will be released by Funere on October 10th.

Check out now "Tomorrow is the last day" below.


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Stillwell (Korn, P.O.D., Etc.) Premiere New Video

Korn, P.O.D., etc. side project Stillwell premiere a new official music video for their single, “A Come To Jesus Moment“. The track is taken from their third studio full-length “Supernatural Miracle“, which will hit stores today.

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Alpha Wolf Premiere NSFW Video “Restricted (R18+)”

Alpha Wolf premiere a new NSFW music video for their song “Restricted (R18+)“. The band had director Ed Reiss helm the video and offers the below warning for it:

"The following clip contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing, including scenes of assault, violence and suicide. Viewer discretion is advised."


Alpha Wolf’s new effort “A Quiet Place To Die” will drop next Friday, September 25th through Greyscale Records/SharpTone Records.

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Deftones Premiere New Song & Music Video "Genesis"

Deftones premiere their new song “Genesis“, you can stream a new official music video for it below. It’s the second advance track to be arrive from the group’s impending ninth studio release “Ohms“, which is scheduled to drop next Friday, September 25th.


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Pallbearer Premiere “The Quicksand Of Existing”

A few weeks ahead of the October 23rd release of Pallbearer‘s new album “Forgotten Days“ the band premiere a third advance track from it. Titled “The Quicksand Of Existing“ the new single is streaming for you now below:


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Dry Kill Logic Premiere New Single

Dry Kill Logic are back with a new track called “Don’t See Ghosts“. For the time being the group plan to continue releasing singles over the months to come.


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Carcass Premiere New Single From Upcoming EP

A second advance track has premiered online taken from Carcass‘ impending EP “Despicable”. It’s titled “The Long And Winding Bier Road” and is streaming for you via YouTube below. The new effort will drop on October 30th.


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Unearthing the Metal Underground: Exaugurate

Buried in the belly of America’s deep South is the interesting death metal entity known as Exaugurate. The new project is comprised of members, past and present, of Hollowed Idols, Ectovoid, Ritual Decay, Cemetery Filth and Seraphic Entombment. Exaugurate is steeped in the spirit of classic death metal without being riddled by the cliches and tropes of the en vogue “old school death metal” scene. While Exaugurate summon’s the filthy spirit of genre progenitors Autopsy, whilst occasionally churning out Immolation-styled riffs and squeals, the band’s label, Rotted Life Records, rightfully likens them to dank, brooding, post-2000 death metal bands like
Dead Congregation, Grave Miasma and Cruciamentum.

Speaking of Cruciamentum, that act’s main-man, Dan Lowndes, actually provides excellent lead work on “Ascendant Beyond Carrion,” the final song of Exaugurate’s outstanding, four-song debut EP “Chasm of Rapturous Delirium.” Lowndes also mixed and mastered the release. “Chasm of Rapturous Delirium” stands out because Exaugurate clearly focuses upon substance and song-craft above all. With plans for a full-length album in the works, and the expressed desire to perform live and tour once such efforts are realistic, Exaugurate is clearly a new death metal band worth your attention.

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