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Last updated on October 19, 2021 at 6:08 PM ET

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

Hate Unleashes New Music Video

Long-running blackened death metal unit, Hate, today unleash their new video for "Exiles Of Pantheon". The ferocious track comes by way of the band's "Rugia" full-length, recently released via Metal Blade Records. The "Exiles Of Pantheon" video was created in collaboration with @9literfilmy film agency. You can check out the video, along with a recent interview conducted by Metal Underground, below.

Comments vocalist/guitarist ATF Sinner, "We're extremely proud to present this picture for one of the most brutal and vicious tracks on Rugia. The song is about an old faith being reborn through an unholy, blood-soaked ritual. There are references to archaic beliefs on the island of Rugia - the last bastion of western Slavic paganism. Making this video was one hell of a challenge, because we were shooting throughout the night in extreme weather conditions. In the end, I think we got a picture that fits perfectly with the music. Watching it, you can almost feel freezing cold rain slashing at your face. I've no doubt our best video thus far." More...

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Gaahls Wyrd Unveils New Single "The Seed"

Norwegian extreme metal formation, Gaahls Wyrd - fronted by renowned vocalist Gaahl (Gorgoroth, Wardruna, God Seed) - will release their new EP, "The Humming Mountain," on November 5 via Season Of Mist. Watch an official streaming video for the opening track "The Seed" below.

Gaahls Wyrd, the eponymous brainchild of one of black metal’s most iconic and enigmatic figures, has returned with a hypnotic new EP. "The Humming Mountain" follows the band’s debut album, "GastiR - Ghosts Invited," and sees the latest evolution of the esoteric dark metal project’s sound.

The five song offering creeps in like a whispering demon, slowly entrancing the listener with its deep, dark gaze before it sinks its teeth in and drags you into the all-consuming abyss. More...

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Therion Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish symphonic metal pioneers Therion released their seventeenth studio album Leviathan earlier this year, and it proved to be another big success. It entered world-wide album sales charts peaking at #8 (Rock & Metal) in the UK, at #11 in Germany and #14 (physical) in Sweden, only to name a few. Today, Therion are releasing yet another dark and haunting music video for a song from Leviathan called Nocturnal Light, which you can watch below.

Therion's Christofer Johnsson comments:
"This is a very epic song with Middle Eastern influences written by Thomas Vikström. The lyrics deal with the Sumerian goddess Inanna. It was one of his first contributions to the Leviathan writing sessions." More...

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Venom Prison To Release New Album In February

For the iconic cover of their upcoming album, "Erebos," UK’s Venom Prison have teamed up with renowned artist Eliran Kantor again. "Erebos" will be out worldwide on February 4. A new song will be released soon.

The band comments: "Being able to work with our dear friend Eliran on another piece of art for Venom Prison has been exciting as always. Kantor knows the band perfectly well to capture our music and poetry into a visual masterpiece every single time. Erebos was a personal one for both Eliran Kantor and ourselves. This artwork captures the moment a young person dies inside as they are surrounded by horror. In the moment their innocence is lost and desensitization will from now on fuel the repetition of the cycle of violence in their life. This is Erebos the one born from chaos." More...

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Saturnus Signs With Prophecy Productions

Saturnus has signed a multi-album deal with Prophecy Productions. The Danish death doom veterans will return in 2022 to release their first full-length after their fourth album "Saturn in Ascension" came out in 2012. This collaboration will also see the band's third full-length "Veronika Decides to Die" to be officially released on vinyl for the first time and as an artbook CD at a later stage.

"We are extremely proud to announce that we are now part of the Prophecy Productions family," writes drummer Henrik Glass in representation of the band. "After all these years, we are happy to be joining such a great artist roster alongside many of our friends. This is the first step in a fresh new direction, and we know that Prophecy is the label that will help us along our path. We chose to sign with Prophecy as they have a great history and a solid reputation, knowing that they stand for the best interests of their artists, which is extremely important to us. Now with this new relationship and the support it brings, we can hardly wait to progress to the next stage in our journey. Stay tuned as we enter the next chapter in the book of Saturnus!"

Martin Koller adds: "Already in the 1990s, I became a huge fan of Saturnus", tells the founder of Prophecy Productions. "It is therefore hardly a surprise that I am very glad and proud to welcome the Danes to our label family, which they perfectly match!"

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Obscura Releases New Music Video

Fast cars and even faster guitars is what you get on Obscura's new music video off their upcoming studio album "A Valediction"! Only one more month to go before the band's 6th studio album will see the light of day on November 19th, and virtuosic frontman Steffen Kummerer and his renowned bandmates unveil yet another new song from their upcoming chef-d'euvre. As one of the more melodic tracks on the album, "When Stars Collide" even features a striking clean vocal guest performance by their label mate Björn "Speed" Strid besides the band's unpreceded polyrhythms and solos.

The music video was once again produced by director Mirko Witzki and does not only offer the possibility to witness the outstanding talent of the musicians during the performance, but also some visual pleasure for car nerds.

Steffen Kummerer comments: "One of the highlights and contested compositions of 'A Valediction' features Björn Strid of our label mates Soilwork. 'When Stars Collide' recombines an uplifting pace with a rather dark and bitter narrative that leads into to a story for reflection. A sense of delight and feeling of relief covers all mournful misery." More...

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80 Bands Announced For 2022 Brutal Assault

Eighty, of the 150, bands for the 2022 edition of the Brutal Assault Festival have now been announced. The five-day festival will be held in its usual location of Fortress Josefov in the Czech Republic on August 9-13, 2022.

The festival will be one day longer than it has ever been before, and tickets purchased for the 2020 and 2021 festivals remain valid.

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Denmark's Baest is on the bill for 2022 Brutal Assault Festival

Confirmed bands so far include: 1914, Abbath, At The Gates, Bloodbath, Dark Funeral, Katatonia, Mercyful Fate, Uada, and Winterfylleth.

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In Loving Memory Premiere New Song & Lyric Video

Spain's doom/death metal band In Loving Memory premiere a new song and lyric video “Fractured ”, taken from their upcoming new album "The Withering", which will be out in stores January 14, 2022 via Funere.

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Demonic Temple Premiere New Song

Polish black metal duo Demonic Temple premiere a new song entitled “Through the Stars into the Abyss”, taken from their upcoming new album of the same name, due out on November 11th through Putrid Cult and Dark Horizon.

Check out now "Through the Stars into the Abyss" below.


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Autokrator Premiere New Track "DCLXVI"

French blackened death metal entity Autokrator premiere a new track entitled “DCLXVI”, taken from their forthcoming fourth album "Persecution". The record comes out on November 5 through Krucyator Productions.


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Loss Becomes Premiere New Music Video “Healing”

Loss Becomes premiere their new music video “Healing” streaming via YouTube below. The video features Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach, Suicidal Tendencies/ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, Fit For An Autopsy guitarist Tim Howley and Jynx guitarist Justin Whang.

Despite the guest appearances, the clip also showcases Loss Becomes‘ drummer Alec Kossoff‘s side career skills as a stunt performer.

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Vended Premiere New Track “Burn My Misery”

Vended‘s debut EP “What Is It/Kill It” will be released on November 12th. A second advance track from it, “Burn My Misery“ has premiered online streaming for you below. The Iowan metal band feature the sons of Slipknot bandmates Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan among their lineup: Griffin Taylor fronts the band, while Simon Crahan handles the drumming.

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