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Last updated on July 10, 2020 at 2:47 PM ET

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Skeletal Remains Uploads New Lyric Video

California based death metal outfit Skeletal Remains has posted a new lyric video online for the song, "Illusive Divinity." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's new album, "The Entombment Of Chaos," which will be released on September 11th via Century Media Records.

The band comments: "We are very excited to share with you the first single and opening track off of our new album The Entombment Of Chaos. We feel this is a good introductory to the album that gives you the vibe for what the rest of the record has to offer. 'Illusive Divinity' tells a story about the arrival of higher beings with hidden intentions fooling all into believing they are divine entities here to bring salvation to humanity. Hope you all enjoy!" More...

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Oceans Of Slumber Posts New Music Video Online

Texan doom metal outfit Oceans Of Slumber has posted a new music video online for the song, "The Adorned Fathomless Creation." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming self-titled album, which is set to be released through Century Media on September 4th. The album will be available digitally, as well on jewel case CD and a gatefold black 2LP+CD package.

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Kataklysm Reveals New Album Details

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights, Kataklysm, have revealed details for their 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered," which will be unleashed on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band release the first single entitled, "The Killshot". Watch the video directed by Scott Hansen of Digital Thunderdome, below.

The band comments, "'The Killshot' is very Machiavellian at its base meaning. The song deals with revenge and planning it out, I wrote the song in an open interpretation because everyone has their own story that they can attach to it. In general, the album deals with pain or setbacks, overcoming them and fighting back especially in today's situation, the timing is on point. In February, we flew to Atlanta, Georgia and worked with director Scott Hanson. We saw some of his creations and wanted to try his style. The experience was awesome and we won’t forget it anytime soon. Everything went great but it was there, sitting at the airport that we first started seeing on all the screens that Covid-19 was about to shutdown the country."

"Unconquered" was recorded and engineered by the band's long-time producer and guitarist JF Dagenais at JFD Studio in Dallas, TX. Kataklysm enlisted legendary Colin Richardson, post retirement, to aid in the mixing of "Unconquered"’s weightier and modernized sound with additional help from Chris Clancy’s technicality and precision. "Unconquered" stands among the best produced albums in the band's career.

The infamous heart beast, which also appeared on "In The Arms Of Devastation" (2006), "Prevail" (2008), and "Heaven’s Venom" (2010), makes its return with a cover image created by artist Blake Armstrong. More...

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Shvpes Announces Breakup

British metalcore band Shvpes, fronted by Griffin Dickinson, son of Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, has announced that they have decided to disband. The band were formed in 2009 under the name Cytota, but changed their name in early 2015 to Shvapes, after which they released their debut full length, "Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair," in 2016, with their sophomore album, "Greater Than" following two years later. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"Good things all come to an end. After much introspection, we have decided to call it a day with SHVPES.

"As this band has evolved, we have grown a lot as musicians and as people. And as a result we have found ourselves beginning to move in separate directions, musically and otherwise. To continue on as SHVPES would only place further strain on our mental health and personal relationships, as well as be dishonest and a disservice to all of you.

"We leave on good terms, proud and grateful for everything we've achieved.

"To the fans and everyone who has supported, invested and believed in us, we wholeheartedly thank you. You have allowed us to accomplish things we only ever dreamed of and be a part of something bigger than ourselves. For now though, it’s time for a new chapter."

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Enslaved Posts New Music Video Online

Enslaved have released the second single, "Jettegryta", from their upcoming studio album, "Utgard." The single is accompanied by a frost-bitten video, in which an Icelandic pristine glacial landscape is darkened by sinister events. Today, the band have also launched pre-orders for "Utgard," which will be released on October 2.

Grutle Kjellson commented on the video: "Iceland was the perfect place to shoot the video for 'Jettegryta'. Jettegryta translates to Giant´s Cauldron and refers to a phenomenon in nature, where rivers/running water - over a long period - create an often cylindrical hole in solid rock. In ancient Norse folklore, the Jette/Jotun (giants) made these cauldrons to cook in. Although these particular nature phenomena don’t exist on the volcanic island of Iceland, there are plenty of other places on this magical island that could lead to the dwelling of the giants! When Norse settlers came to Iceland in the 8th and 9th century, the fumes and fog from the hot streams and the volcanos clearly told them that this island was inhabited by elves, dwarves and giants! This reminded them of the stories of Utgard. To them, Iceland was on the doorsteps of Utgard, the outer borders of the world of men; a gateway. The lyrics of the song deal with entering such a mythological and esoteric place; deep within your own mind and imagination, a gateway into the dreams, the unconscious and the realm of chaos. We have tried to transform these words into this clip, and maybe you can feel a glimpse of what those early Icelanders felt when they first entered this realm!" More...

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Agathodaimon Announces Reunion

Dark metal institution Agathodaimon have officially signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Formed by Sathonys (guitar) and Matthias Rodig (drums), the German five-piece quickly evolved, performed at major European festivals and released six studio albums throughout their vast career. Seven years after their highly praised full length, In Darkness, Agathodaimon reunited in February 2020 and are currently working on new material! More to be announced soon!

Sathonys: "We’re proud to announce that we have signed a deal with Napalm Records! As some of you know, Agathodaimon was put on hold for years. We've been working on a reunion for many months though, to get back in shape- and when we finally felt ready and announced the comeback in February, we were hoping to find a good partner soon, to release our next album. Yet, I didn't expect that we would be contacted by Napalm right away, a label that has developed in such an impressive way over the course of the last decades. Not only being able to sign lots of excellent bands, but who also managed to gather an impressive team of specialists over the course of time, all fully dedicated to and passionate about metal. So, here we are, and we couldn't be more excited to be part of their artist roster. We're absolutely looking forward to working with these guys!"

Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench: "In 1998, Agathodaimon released Blacken The Angel, an absolute masterpiece! As many, back in the good old days, I heard first about the band when I bought Metal Hammer Germany magazine and listened to the sampler CD that came with it. The song 'Tristetea Vehementa' on the Off Road Tracks Vol. 10 Metal Hammer compilation made me fan for life. Agathodaimon was able to perfectly combine the best elements from Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal and Black Metal. The song 'Body Of Clay' is arguably even one of the best Doom Metal songs. All five album releases followed that recipe and resulted in some very unique and timeless classic albums. We are super excited to work with Agathodaimon in the future!"

During Corona-lockdown and due to the fact that Ragnarök Festival was cancelled (where the band was due to play), they put together this joint effort - each band member recorded audio / video of this song individually, and this is the merged result. More...

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Vader Announce Fall 2020 European Tour

Vader announced their fall 2020 European tour. That trek is set to find them out on the road this September with Chronosphere and Fallcie as support acts. It will hit the below cities:

09/01 Berlin, GER – Nuke Club
09/02 Roskilde, DEN – Gimle
09/03 Bad Oeynhausen, GER – Druckerei
09/04 Amserfoort, NET – Fluor
09/05 Essen, GER – Turock
09/06 Uden, NET – De Pul
09/07 Martigny, SWI – Sunset
09/08 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
09/09 Rome, ITA – Traffic
09/10 San Dona di Piave, ITA – Revolver
09/11 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
09/12 Zagreb, CRO – Boogaloo
09/13 TBA – TBA
09/14 Munich, GER – Backstage
09/15 Bratislava, SLO – Randal
09/16 Kosice, SLO – Colloseum

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Blasphemer Premiere New Music Video

Italian death metal band Blasphemer premiere a new music video for "The Sixth Hour", taken from their latest album of the same name, which is out in stores via Candlelight Records.

Check out now "The Sixth Hour" below.

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Sharptooth Premiere New Single & Music Video

Sharptooth premiere a new official music video for their single “Evolution“, which features a guest spot from Anti-Flag‘s Justin Sane. The track is taken from the group’s new outing “Transitional Forms“, which will land in stores today.

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Undeath Debut Single - TBDM's Trevor Strnad Guests

Death metal band Undeath have signed a record deal with Prosthetic Records and will have their debut release “Lesions Of A Different Kind” out on October 23rd via their new label home. The Black Dahlia Murder singer Trevor Strnad guests on the album's title track streaming for you below.

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Black Crown Initiate Premiere Animated Music Video

Black Crown Initiate premiere an animated music video for their song “Holy Silence“. The band's new album “Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape” will land in stores on August 07th.

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Void Of Vision Premiere New Official Music Video

A new official music video for Void Of Vision‘s single “Decay” has premiered online streaming via YouTube for you below:

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Avatar Premiere New Single & Music Video

Avatar premiere a new official music video for their new track “Colossus“. The single arrives in advance of the band’s new record “Hunter Gatherer“, which eOne release on August 07, 2020.

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Fit For A King Premiere New Single “God Of Fire”

Fit For A King‘s first new track from their impending record “The Path” has premiered online via YouTube streaming for you below. That single is called “God Of Fire” with the new album being due out on streaming sites on September 18th.

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