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Last updated on January 27, 2022 at 1:48 PM ET

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

The Spirit Unveils New Single

On their upcoming album "Of Clarity and Galactic Structures", black/death virtuosi The Spirit once again delve into the vast nothingness of the universe. With this new studio release, out on April 1st through AOP Records, the duo takes a progressive turn on their third opus and now reveals the first single in form of the crushing, 7-minute-long album opener that grabs your right by the neck and drags you into the cosmic void.

Singer and guitarist Matthias Trautes comments: "The first version of this song was almost done when I realized it's a good one, but definitely not a great one. So I deleted everything and started again from scratch although the date of the drum recordings was very near. Without a doubt, this was a very good decision as I think this one is certainly one of the strongest songs we ever wrote."

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Di'aul To Release New Album In March

Italian doomsters Di'aul are finally back with their fifth studio album. "Abracamacabra" will be released via MooDDoom Records on March 18th 2022.

“Seven stories, seven characters, one mother: the Universe. 'Abracamacabra' is the sublimation of failure and loss. In a world where all the kings are jesters, the mind seeks the wrong side of reason and everything we build then collapse," explains the band.

"Abracamacabra" was recorded and mixed by Marco Barusso (Lacuna Coil, Coldplay, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Heavy Metal Kids, and more) at Angelo Studio in Garlasco (Italy), while Marco D'Agostino took care of the mastering at 96Khz Studio in Milan. The cover artwork was created by Francesca Vecchio of fv_illustration.

The track listing for "Abracamacabra" reads as follows:

1. Thou Crawl
2. This Quiet
3. Abracamacabra
4. De Profundis
5. The Losers' River
6. La Notte di Valpurga
7. Time Of No Return

The first single "Thou Crawl" will be unleashed in February. More...

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Famyne Announces New Album "The Ground Below"

Garden-fresh trail-blazers from the UK, Famyne drag Doom kicking and screaming into the 21st century on epic new album "The Ground Below." Svart Records unleashes heart-rending game-changer "The Ground Below" from melancholic crushers Famyne on Friday 13th May 2022 with new track "For My Sins"

Svart Records is proud to present “The Ground Below”, the stellar new album from UK Progressive Doom Rock band Famyne. Hailing from the heart of the garden of England, Canterbury gloom-fathers Famyne slug and soar their way up and out from the underground, shaking off any shackles of genre constraints on their new album “The Ground Below”. Since their inception in 2014, Famyne have been rapidly building an incendiary reputation for themselves, and an epic universe all of their own, magnetising more souls into the orbit of their unique expansion of masterful Doom metal. From their "Famyne EP" in 2015, earning a place at Bloodstock Open Air 2016, to their break-out self-titled debut in 2018, Famyne have been constantly turning heads as a promising new light in the darkness.

"The Ground Below" is a brave and inimitable statement which re-draws a line in the sands of Metal tradition. Famyne boldly march over the limits, re-riffing the rules, washing listeners in pristine waves of hypnotic melody on 8 tablets of stone-carved ageless songs that "The Ground Below" lays on the altar. Tracks like For My Sins and Babylon conjure paragon English Doom with a long line of lineage like country-mates Warning, Paradise Lost, Pagan Altar and Cathedral to songs like A Submarine where warm oceans of sweeping guitars and wide-screen desperate euphony bring to mind genre-changing pioneers like Anathema and Porcupine Tree.

Mind-blowing Lead vocalist Tom Vane’s omnipotent vocals deliver the shivers in dynamite doses, unearthing perfect hair-raising emotions that are at once timeless and freshly captivating. It is an understatement to acknowledge how exceptionally unforgettable Famyne’s distinct voice is. The guitars of Martin Emmons and Tom Ross range from an Iommi masterclass to Åkerfeldt progression in a heart-beat, delivering breath-taking riff-mountains that are sumptuously original and catchy in both style and opulent panache. It is Famyne’s canny confidence to re-mould traditional Doom metal artistry with their own wave of emotive progression that makes "The Ground Below" a brilliant restoration of the craft, reminding us how crushing and poignant innovative Doom Metal can be if done with passion. Fans of everything from Opeth, Katatonia to Soundgarden and all the trad legends of Sabbath, St Vitus and Solitude Aeturnus will be suitably wowed in Famyne's wake. “The Ground Below” is a modern classic, reverential but so supremely powerful that Famyne have securely carved their own place on the monoliths of the future. More...

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Embryonic Devourment Unleashes New Music Video

US death metallers Embryonic Devourment have unleashed brutal new single "Never Ending Human Misery," the second taken from their forthcoming album "Heresy Of The Highest Order," due out on 25th February via Unique Leader. You can check it out below.

Formed in 2003, Embryonic Devourment return with their fifth album, Heresy Of The Highest Order, showcasing fourteen tracks of supercharged, ear-destroying brutality and technical death metal laced with moments of creative flare. They are confident that this material is their best to date and showcases many of the elements that the band has strived to reach, in terms of ultimate old school brutality and strength of sound. More...

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Bad Llama Shares "Saline" Music Video

Midlands-based alternative metal act Bad Llama have released their emotional new single/video, "Saline." You can check it out below.

"It's about the cathartic process that songwriting and music in general has for me," explains vocalist Kyle Jordan, "how liberating it can be to get thoughts and emotions onto paper, and share something personal that even strangers can relate too."

On the EP's process, Kyle continues: "This EP as a body of work is something I'm most proud of; I feel we've finally found our sound as a band, and I'm really excited to hear what people think." More...

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Desaster Unleashes New Music Video

German Black Thrash unit Desaster have just released an official video for "Learn To Love The Void," the opening track of their latest album "Churches Without Saints," the album that was released June 4th last year by Metal Blade Records. You can check out the video below.

Comments Desaster guitarist Infernal: "Enjoy our new video clip, filmed at one of the rare live concerts in 2021, PartySan Herbstoffensive in Weimar, Germany. It was great to enter the stage again, we hope you can feel the hellfire burning and learn to love the void!" More...

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Ministry Posts New Music Video Online

Just weeks after Ministry’s latest album Moral Hygiene was added to many “best of 2021” year-end lists, including Loudwire, Consequence Of Sound, Punk News and XS Rock (where it was ranked the #1 album of the year), Al Jourgensen and co. are sharing the latest taste of the record with the new track "Believe Me" alongside a warped, psychedelic video that will have viewers questioning just what to think or feel (a clear nod to the times we are living in now).

The video is a departure from the two previously released professional videos from the album and became a total DIY effort, with each of the band members (also including drummer Roy Mayora, guitarists Cesar Soto and Monte Pittman, bassist Paul D’Amour and keyboardist John Bechdel) gearing up for their upcoming tour at home and purchasing an inexpensive green screen to contribute their parts to the performance footage, that was then melded together. Ministry hopes to encourage other artists to do the same during these difficult times when budgets are tight, and still have fun with the creative process. More...

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Arch Enemy To Release New Album In July

The extreme metal masters Arch Enemy are back and will officially release their 11th studio album, ‘Deceivers’ on July 29th 2022 via Century Media Records! A collection of 11 tracks that are ruthlessly catchy and mercilessly violent, "Deceivers" stands toe-to-toe with the highlights of the band's storied catalogue.

Fans can expect the new single - "Handshake With Hell" - to drop next week (Friday, February 4th) along with the album pre-order start.

Michael Amott comments as follows:

"Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary as a group and now releasing our 11th studio album, one could easily assume that we would be cruising along and going through the motions at this point. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Arch Enemy and our new album, 'Deceivers'. It is without a doubt always a challenge to raise the bar each time in both the songwriting and production side of things, and it can feel a bit daunting before we get into it. But once we do get started and fully immerse ourselves in the creative process, it's really like there is nothing else in the world and we are very focused. And believe it or not, for the most part, we have a ton of fun making this music! Creating 'Deceivers' was no different, once again we shut out the outside world and went deep into the artistic zone. I believe we pulled out some really interesting musical and lyrical themes this time, a few things might even raise an eyebrow or two - while retaining all the signature elements of the band. In the end, it's Arch Enemy at full speed and power!" More...

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Bloodywood Release New Single "Aaj"

Indian heavy metallers Bloodywood have revealed another explosive track, "Aaj" from their upcoming debut full-length Rakshak, out February 18, 2022.

Bloodywood is a Folk Metal band from India known for pioneering a sound that seamlessly fuses Indian Folk instruments with Metal to devastating effect. Expect to hear the percussive power of the mighty Dhol, the melancholic Flute, the single stringed Tumbi and several other uncommon yet distinctively characteristic sounds from India. A combination of thunderous Hindi/Punjabi Choruses and meaningful yet unforgiving Rap verses along with the ethnic instrumentation, makes Bloodywood a truly unique experience.

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Hear Chelsea Grin Singer Guest On New Nylist Song

Canada's deathcore unit Nylist premiere a new song entitled “No Soul”, taken from their upcoming new EP "Apart", which will be out in stores February 25, 2022.

Chelsea Grin's Pablo Viveros guests on this particular track streaming via YouTube for you now below.

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Shinedown Premiere New Single "Planet Zero"

Shinedown premiere their new advance track named “Planet Zero” streaming via Spotify and YouTube for you below. The single is taken from their upcoming album of the same name, that has been scheduled for an April 22nd release date by Atlantic Records. The band’s bassist Eric Bass once again took on the production role for this new effort, which was recorded at his Big Animal Studio in South Carolina.

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Teeth Premiere New Music Video

West Coast death metal quartet Teeth premiere a new music video for “The Fog of Futility”, taken from their latest outing "Finite", out in stores via Translation Loss.

Check out now "The Fog of Futility" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Poorstacy Premiere New Music Video

Poorstacy premiere a new official music video for “Knife Party” off their latest release “Party At The Cemetary“. Bring Me The Horizon frontman guests on that track and the clip., which was captured during a show last fall in Los Angeles, CA.

Poorstacy‘s 2022 U.S. touring plans include the below run of shows. Nothing,Nowhere, Carolesdaughter, Guccihighwaters and Snarls will join as support acts: More...

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Northlane Premiere New Single "Plenty"

Australian metalcore band Northlane premiere a new advance track named “Plenty” streaming for you via Spotify and YouTube below. That single can be found on their forthcoming sixth full-length “Obsidian“. An April 01st release date has been scheduled for that album.

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