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Last updated on October 22, 2021 at 3:06 PM ET

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Massacre Shares NSFW Music Video

2021 marks a monumental year for death metal with the long-awaited return of influential Floridian juggernauts, Massacre! Today, the band has unleashed their highly anticipated album, "Resurgence," with Nuclear Blast. Their 4th album, in a career spanning nearly 4 decades, is classic, unadulterated death metal in its purest form.

In conjunction with today's record release the band has unveiled what is likely one of the most horrifying and appalling music videos ever made for their latest single "Return of the Corpse Grinder." Watch the repugnant uncensored video (banned from YouTube), or the censored version for those with weak stomachs! *TRIGGER WARNING: Brutal violation of corpse and necrophilia of charred human remains

Commenting on the release of "Resurgence" and gruesome new single "Return of the Corpse Grinder," vocalist Kam Lee states:

"Well for starters… we made a video for RETURN OF THE CORPSE GRINDER… but it is so disgusting and foul it may be BANNED! How fucking awesome is that?!! Total Jorg Buttgereit (NEKROMANTIK films) worship! Disgusting necrophilia and Ed Gein worship – the ONLY way to do the song justice. Anything less would have been a disservice and just wimpy!! But it’s most likely too extreme for most viewers… I feel so accomplished!!

"I hope fans do get to check it out… it’s a total complete tribute to the Nekromantik films and to Ed Gein being the influence to the original songs lyrics to begin with. And the songs music is just a perfect continuation in style and form – it really brings the Corpse Grinder saga full circle. Coming out of the gate with 'Resurgence' and being told that video we did for the 2nd part to the Corpse Grinder may be too extreme to air is fucking brilliant!!

"I am proud of the work we did on the album, the songs and material really are the essence of O.S.D.M. style and sound, and I feel this was the best team I could gather together to make this album what it is! I realize lightening couldn’t strike twice… 'From Beyond' was lightening in a bottle… and it’s not going to be beat, but I did my best to bring the proper team together to make a follow up – 30 years late – that is and proves to be the proper and correct continuation of the band Massacre the way it was always meant to be!" More...

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Serious Black Posts New Music Video Online

Serious Black has released a new single, "Rock With Us Tonight", which is out now on AFM Records. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "Vengeance Is Mine," which will be released on February 25th.

"Vengeance Is Mine," the upcoming album by Serious Black has turned into a prime example of a deeply melodic and at the same time dynamic power metal album. Today, the band unleashes their second single and video for "Rock With Us Tonight." The message is clear: the track conveys a sense of solidarity and hope. Serious Black mange to express what everyone wishes for, being together again and rocking without worries. More...

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Magnum Reveals New Album Details

Fans of British rock band Magnum will have to wait just a little longer before they finally get their hands on the much-anticipated new studio album. Titled "The Monster Roars" it will be released 14 January 2022.

But there will be new music from the band this year: guitarist Tony Clarkin, singer Bob Catley and their comrades in arms Rick Benton (keyboards), Dennis Ward (bass) and Lee Morris (drums) have already announced a couple of singles: With the forthcoming "I Won’t Let You Down" (including lyric video), out on 12 November 2021, Magnum present a typically deep melodic mid tempo song featuring a memorable chorus with stylish string accompaniment for added lustre. This will be followed five weeks later, on 17 December 2021, by a second pre-release track, "No Steppin’ Stones", also including a lyric video.

"The Monster Roars" features twelve new songs in total, with a few little surprises thrown in! On top of the regular disc, Magnum are releasing a limited box set with three extra bonus tracks, including a new version of "Days Of No Trust," the opener of the 1988 album classic "Wings Of Heaven," a new remastered version of "Sweets For My Sweet," the very first single of their career from 1975, and a previously unreleased track from the same era. And from March 2022, the band will finally be returning to Europe for a major tour (see below for dates).

Tracklisting:

1. The Monster Roars
2. Remember
3. All You Believe In
4. I Won't Let You Down
5. The Present Not The Past
6. No Steppin' Stones
7. That Freedom Word
8. Your Blood Is Violence
9. Walk The Silent Hours
10. The Day After The Night Before
11. Come Holy Men
12. Can't Buy Yourself Heaven More...

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Armored Saint Unveils New Live Video

Today (October 22nd), Armored Saint have released a new CD/DVD, "Symbol of Salvation Live," via Metal Blade Records, to celebrate the seminal album's 30th anniversary. For a preview of Symbol of Salvation Live, a live video for "Spineless" can be seen below.

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Nightwish Confirms Only Shows Of 2021

Today, Finnish metal legends Nightwish have an important message for their fans regarding their Human. :II: Nature. tour dates.

"Dearest fans, we are happy to confirm the following European concert dates for 2021:

14.11. OSLO, SPEKTRUM NO
22.11. AMSTERDAM, ZIGGO DOME NL (sold out)
23.11. AMSTERDAM, ZIGGO DOME NL (sold out)
30.11. BUDAPEST, BUDAPEST SPORTARÉNA HU
10.12. ANTWERP, LOTTO ARENA BE
13.12. LONDON, SSE ARENA WEMBLEY UK
19.12. VIENNA, STADTHALLE AT
20.12. PRAGUE, O2 ARENA CZ
29.12. TAMPERE, UROS AREENA FI
30.12. HELSINKI, ICE HALL FI

"These are the only shows for 2021. Due to various Covid restrictions, we have had to postpone the rest of the European tour dates to 2022 and we will announce the new dates as soon as possible. Hold on to your tickets! We would also like to kindly remind you that proof of vaccination and/or recovery will be required to enter these shows. We heartily thank you for your patience in these peculiar times and hope to see as many of you as possible very soon!

"Nightwish"

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Battle Beast Releases New Music Video

After re-signing to Nuclear Blast in early 2021, the Finnish heavy metal sextet Battle Beast are once again getting ready to unleash their force upon the world in the shape of their brand new masterpiece "Circus Of Doom." The album is set to be released on January 21st 2022 via Nuclear Blast and in true Battle Beast fashion, the 10 tracks blend true heavy metal with pop and rock-vibes, paired with Noora Louhimo’s unique voice. "Our goal was to make an interesting and absorbing album, with both lighter party songs and heavier stuff as well. In a way the whole album is like a joyful day at the circus. Full of enchanting surprises and wild carnival atmosphere", explains keyboardist Janne Björkroth.

Today, the band reveal a stunning music video for the first single, "Master Of Illusion," directed by Markus Nieminen, that you can watch below.

Janne comments on the single: "The first single from the upcoming Battle Beast album, 'Master of Illusion', is a groovy and catchy song that makes dance floors roar and disco balls explode.
The story of the song is about a self-centered, greedy, narrow-minded, and thoughtless character, who sows destruction all around without listening to or respecting others. The character may represent various things in the many arenas of power – for example, those of personal relationships, as well as in politics, and everywhere in between.

"Despite these heavy themes, there is playfulness in the composition, lyrics, and production, and the small twinkle in the corner of the eye that characterises Battle Beast." More...

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The Hellacopters Signs With Nuclear Blast

Legendary Swedish high energy rock'n'roll band The Hellacopters has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records! To celebrate the new partnership, their classic third album, "Grande Rock," from 1999 has been made available on digital services for the first time ever. Furthermore, the band has wrapped up the recording of a brand new Hellacopters studio album which will see the light of day in Spring 2022! Stay tuned for more updates! Click here to listen to the album "Grande Rock."

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Rage Shares New Lyric Video

Today will see the arrival of the third Rage single and lyric video for the song "Arrogance And Ignorance". The song is also included on the new album "Resurrection Day". You can check out the video below, along with a recent interview Metal Underground conducted with frontman Peavy Wagner. The song comes from the band's latest album, "Resurrection Day," which was released on September 17th through SPV/Steamhammer. More...

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Voivod Completes Work On New Album

Canadian progressive thrash metal legends Voivod has finished putting the final touches on their as-yet untitled new album. A post from guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain reads as follows:

"New Voivod album is done and at the Mastering with Maor Appelbaum Mastering! Crazy intense past 4 months of writing demoing recording mixing! Thanx to the Francis Perron, RadicArt Recording Studio for his total dedication, hard work and passion! Thanx to Lapointe amplification for the amazing guitar tone I got from your amp! And Bond Instruments for making my beautiful guitars and DiMarzio pickups to make my finger sing! Sophia Tremolos for enable me to express myself in total control with their amazing trems! and Graph Tech Guitar Labs for the total reliable gear, helping my guitars staying in tune and making my life easier!"

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1914 Posts New Lyric Video Online

Ukrainian blackened death/doom metal visionaries 1914 continue to reflect the gruesome tales of World War I, its soldiers’ fate, their death, fear and feats to be never forgotten on their sinister third epos, "Where Fear and Weapons Meet," out today via Napalm Records. After smashing their massive first treat "...And a Cross Now Marks His Place," feat. none other than Paradise Lost icon Nick Holmes, followed by scorching "Pillars of Fire (The Battle of Messines)," the Ukrainian WWI experts now reveal the secret of their third single "FN .380 ACP#19074," alongside a thrilling lyric video.

The track breaks in with a majestic yet intimidating orchestra, heavy guitar lines, thunderous black metal drumming like a blaze of gunfire and raw vocal power. It reflects the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife 1914 in Sarajevo, an event that caused the outbreak of World War I.

Ditmar Kumarberg comments:
"This track marks the beginning of the entire conflict - the assassination of Franz Ferdinand - the event that triggered the conflict that had been brewing for the last 10 years. The royal houses of Europe wanted this war, it was inevitable - technical progress, territorial claims and dissatisfaction of people led to this. And so, the Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip fired the shots that launched the process. Two shots from a .380 ACP FN Model 1910 pistol numbered 19074, which changed the world forever, collapsed large empires and killed tens of millions of people." More...

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King of Scorn Premiere New Song & Lyric Video

German downtempo/deathcore outfit King of Scorn premiere a new song and lyric video by the name of “Into Despair”, streaming via YouTube for you below.


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Swallow The Sun Premiere New Song "Enemy"

Swallow The Sun premiere their new advance track and lyric video "Enemy" streaming for you below. The band's new album "Moonflowers" is due out November 19.

You can catch Swallow The Sun live with Wilderun and Abigail Williams this November: More...

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Bodysnatcher premiere New Track & Music Video

Bodysnatcher premiere a new advance track and music video titled “Absolved Of The Strings And Stone“. That single is off the group’s upcoming new record, details for which will be announced in the weeks to come.

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Pyrexia Premiere New Song "Pawn To King"

Pyrexia premiere their new single “Pawn To King” off their forthcoming new album “Gravitas Maximus“. Unique Leader have the latter scheduled for a December 10th release date.

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Arch Enemy Premiere New Single & Music Video

Arch Enemy premiere their new standalone single and music video “Deceiver, Deceiver” streaming via YouTube for you below. Jacob Hansen mixed and mastered the track.

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