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Last updated on June 15, 2021 at 11:52 AM ET

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

Infernalizer Posts New Music Video Online

Infernalizer, a horror-filled creature conceived and brought to life by the creative mind of Claudio Ravinale, best known as the vocalist of Italian death metal veterans Disarmonia Mundi, shares his latest music video "Leave A Scar" from the debut album "The Ugly Truth" released this past February via Rockshots Records.

Heavily influenced by 80’s metal acts such as Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Danzig, and Claudio Ravinale’s new project Infernalizer relies on the use of gloomy keys and eerie samples, paying homage to more somber gothic rock acts like Type O Negative and The Sisters Of Mercy. Vocally closer to contemporary acts like Rob Zombie and Wednesday 13, the range of influences also includes evocative cinematographic soundscapes that provide Infernalizer’s songs with a more solemn and nocturnal atmosphere.

The album "The Ugly Truth" is 10 tracks to take fans on a roller coaster ride into band founder Claudio Ravinale’s own horror-themed amusement park. Providing a modern take on the concept of heavy metal, the full-length features crooning vocals alternated with more harsh yet still melodic tones along with added layers of evocative keys and samples for a solid foundation deeply rooted in an 80s metal sound.

"I’m a child of the 80s that loves horror movies. So as soon as I started to think about how this band was going to sound I really tried to focus on my main influences, the music I’ve grown up with and tried to filter all these influences giving them a more actual approach. To me, this record is like a Nightmare On Elm Street movie made music: there’s the horror part but without forgetting the lighthearted approach." adds Ravinale.

The album was produced by NeroArgento at AExeron Studio (Turin, IT) and mastered at Sterling Sound Studio (Nashville, TN) by legendary Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Ted Jensen (Guns N’ Roses, Korn, Pantera, Alice In Chains). More...

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Warkings To Release "Revolution" Album In August

Warriors beware! The mighty kings return to the battlefield, armed with glorious weapons made of pure Heavy Metal - the time for "Revolution" has come! The third part of the Warkings saga will be unleashed on August 20 via Napalm Records, so sharpen your weapons and join the Warkings "Revolution!"

To prime the attack for the Revolution to come, the Warkings echo a legendary, historic protest melody and deliver the first video and single "Fight," accompanied by their strongest official video so far!

The Tribune on the new single:
"We will “Fight”…for our freedom, for our kingdom. Sing with us! Let your voices be heard!"

After their rebirth and the fight against the armies of the underworld, it's time for Revolution under the flag of the Warkings. The four ancient kings, a Roman Tribune, a wild Viking, a noble Crusader and a martial Spartan, raise the red flag and gather their warriors for the next battle!

The Viking on the new album:
"The time has come, the world needs a Revolution. Raise your banners, fly our colors and join us on our way. We are the fire!" More...

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Celeste Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

A flickering red light glows in the darkness evoking images of a spooky lighthouse in the roaring sea - quite a suitable comparison for avant-garde black metal outlet Celeste who continue their rise as one of the most promising extreme metal acts with their latest move.

Today, leading metal label Nuclear Blast Records welcomes the band as newest member of the worldwide family and is proud to announce the signing of a worldwide deal with Celeste. Celebrating this new unholy union, Celeste reveal a new video for their song 'Comme Des Amants En Reflet' today. Watch it below.

The band states, "We’re thrilled to announce that we’re now part of Nuclear Blast family. We want to thank them for the way they warmly welcomed us. We’re stoked to work with such a friendly and professional team. Times have been rough recently, but it strengthened us to work on our 6th album. We’re just coming back from the mixing sessions. Prepare yourself for some new material soon." More...

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Scar Of The Sun Shares New Lyric Video

After recently releasing their third full-length album, Inertia, via Napalm Records, Greek modern metal five-piece Scar Of The Sun now drops an intense lyric video for album closing song "Anastasis," which in their native language means "resurrection." Its heaviness, together with an emotional vocal performance from singer Terry Nikas, immediately indicates a deep, personal meaning that pierces the listener to the bone.

Terry Nikas on the song:
"'Anastasis' is the closing song of our new album Inertia, definitely it is emotionally the heaviest song we have ever created. It's an homage to a very close person of mine and I felt like doing something in order never to be forgotten. It's something everyone can relate. Life is full of scars and I wanted to make this scar stand out of the rest."

Frontman Terry Nikas recently gave an in depth interview to Metal Underground discussing the new album, "Inertia" among several other topics. You can check it out below. More...

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Heavy Temple Singer Tells The "Lupi Amoris" Story

As mentioned recently in the introduction to the Hiraes interview, 2021 has seen its fair share of debut albums, a good number of them being very impressive. This week will mark another exciting emergence, as Philadelphia based psychedelic doom metal trio Heavy Temple unleash their first full length album, "Lupi Amoris." Combining Sabbath like heaviness with the bombastic rhythms of Vodun and an affinity for nature, Heavy Temple promises to be one of the most noteworthy doom metal bands to break through in the 2020s.

To find out more about the band, "Lupi Amoris," the story behind the album and the influence of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, I caught up with vocalist/bassist High Priestess NightHawk. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Astyanax Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Fort Worth, Texas-based brutal death metal quintet Astyanax premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Extreme Antinatalist Design", out in stores today via Pathologically Explicit Recordings.

Check out now "Extreme Antinatalist Design" in its entirety below.

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Noxious Premiere New Song "Cold As Stone"

Virginia-based Noxious premiere a new song and lyric video named “Cold As Stone”, taken from their upcoming new album "Bleeding Out", due out July 1st, 2021.

Check out now "Cold As Stone" below.

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Arcane Existence Premiere New Song & Music Video

Symphonic black/death metal band Arcane Existence premiere a new song and music video “The Altar”, taken from their upcoming new album "Colossus", which will be out in stores August 20.

Check out now "The Altar" below.


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One Decade (The Ghost Inside) Premiere New Single

The Ghost Inside drummer Andrew Tkaczyk's side project One Decade has premiered a new solo track titled “Fear“, streaming via YouTube for you below:

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