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Metal News for October 12, 2017

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29 news articles posted on this day.

Boson Details Debut Release, Streams New Single

Minneapolis bred sludge-metal band Boson will release the debut full-length album "Domain of Ember" on November 3rd via Anxious & Angry Records. Today, the band has partnered with DecibelMagazine.com to premiere the album’s first new track, “Mass of the Phoenix,” which you can check out at this location, or simply follow the article down to its climax and explode to the new song in the player there.

Guitarist/Vocalist, Jim Adolphson talks about the new song: "This song was one of the last tracks that we worked on before entering into the studio and by far had some of the most intense energy when writing it. It took a few months to come to what became the final draft of “Mass of the Phoenix” because we kept running into roadblocks in matching the vibe of the main riff. Once the final version came to be, it seemed like the lyrical content just kind of presented itself in a weird way to me. I have always been pulled in by occultism, especially occult rituals that required death and mutilation.

"I was reading 'The Book of Lies' at the time and came across this ritual that involved the participant eating what was called 'The Cake of Light.' The cake included bodily fluids and required the participant to cut their chest and use their own blood as one of the ingredients. From a lyrical standpoint, I used the ritual as sort of a meditation of releasing negative emotions in the darkest and most vile way possible. This particular ritual seemed to be the most appropriate vessel. More...

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Nekrasov Streams New Single

Australian one man black metal band Nekrasov issued the new single "Fragmentation and the Rapid Quicksand of Concept" and is streaming it over at Invisible Oranges at this location. The song is also very conveniently available in the player at the bottom.

The song appears on the forthcoming new full length release "The Mirror Void," which will be available on November 10th via Prosthetic Records in CD, LP, and digital formats.

With "The Mirror Void," founder NKSV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics and black metal, but the singular focus on otherworldliness remains consistent, and while the experience is challenging to the utmost, it is also ultimately rewarding.

Check out "Fragmentation and the Rapid Quicksand of Concept" here: More...

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Narcotic Wasteland Releases New Single

Extreme metal four-piece Narcotic Wasteland - the full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade - is streaming the new song "Return to the Underground" a day before the brand new album "Delirium Tremens" drops on October 13, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI. Check it out over at Metal Sucks at this location, or don't even bother to leave and check it out in the player below.

The band commented: "'Return to the Underground' is sort of a celebration of all art that is uncompromising, and artists who stick to their guns and create from the heart and soul regardless of how popular it makes them," says Dallas Toler-Wade. "It's metal for metals sake, which is what we in NARCOTIC WASTELAND are about. No dressing up fancy. No smoke and mirrors. No vague message deeply hidden within big fancy words that may sound cool together, but mean absolutely nothing. No f-cking filter."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Introspective Nightmares
2. Faces of Meth (song streaming here)
3. Return to the Underground
4. We Agnostics
5. In Memoriam (intro)
6. Bleed and Swell
7. Delirium Tremens
8. Self Immolation
9. Life Revolted
10. You Will Die Alone
11. Husk
12. Pharma Culture

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Ram Is "On The Wings Of No Return"

Swedish heavy metal act Ram issued a video clip for the new single "On the Wings of No Return." Check it out in the player below.

The song is featured on the upcoming new album "Rod," which stiffens on November 3rd via Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Declaration of Independence
2. On Wings of No Return
3. Gulag (see lyric video here)
4. A Throne at Midnight
5. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 1: Anno Infinitus
6. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 2: Ignitor
7. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 3: The Cease to Be
8. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 4: Voices of Death
9. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 5: Incinerating Storms
10. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 6: Ashes

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Then Comes Silence Has Another "Blood[y]" Preview

Swedish dark metal act Then Comes Silence issued another trailer clip for the upcoming new release "Blood." The album is set for release on October 20th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The second clip features the band speaking about more of the songs on "Blood."

The track listing for "Blood" is:

1. The Dead Cry For No One
2. Flashing Pangs Of Love
3. Strange Kicks
4. My Bones
5. In Leash
6. Choose Your Poison
7. Good Friday
8. The Rest Will Follow
9. Magnetic
10. Warm Like Blood
11. Mercury
12. Into Death Alone (Bonus Track)

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Powerwolf Completes Writing For New Album

German vampiric werewolf power metal act Powerwolf issued an update on the highly anticipated follow up to the 2015 release "Blessed & Possessed." The writing process is complete and the band is on target to drop a new album in 2018.

The band posted the following update: "SONGWRITING FOR UPCOMING POWERWOLF ALBUM DONE! We had been spending the past 10 months writing songs for the follow up to 'Blessed and Possessed,' and today we can announce that the songwriting and pre-production is almost completed and we have gathered a nice bunch of really amazing and striking songs. It was a truly awesome journey and fun creating those tunes, exploring some new ground and developing our trademarks further than ever. We‘ re totally thrilled and exited about the material and can‘t wait to enter the studio soon!

"More news and details on this will follow – for now we can promise you that the wolves will be back with a mighty new album in 2018!"

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Destruction Posts Trailer For "Thrash Anthems II"

10 years removed from recreating the past on "Thrash Anthems," German thrash legends Destruction is at it again with the impending release of "Thrash Anthems II" on November 10th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The album features 10 fully re-recorded versions of past classics taken from the first seven albums and picked by the fans, along with the oft-covered Dead Kennedy's tune "Holiday in Cambodia."

Today, the band released the first trailer clip leading up to the release, which features the drum recording sessions. Check it out in the player below.

The track list for "Thrash Anthems II" is:

1. Confused Mind
2. Black Mass
3. Frontbeast
4. Dissatisfied Existence
5. United by Hatred
6. The Ritual
7. Black Death
8. The Antichrist
9. Confound Games
10. Ripping You Off Blind
11. Satan's Vengeance
12. Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys cover) More...

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Immortal Bird To Kick Off European Tour

Blackened death grind unit Immortal Bird will bring it's surly odes overseas for a European live takeover later this month. Set to begin October 21st and level fifteen cities through November 4th, the journey marks the band's first time ever performing in European territory. The band will be joined by French grindcore maniacs Moshpig. See all confirmed dates below.

Immortal Bird continues to tour in support of the critically-adored "Empress/Abscess" full-length, released in 2016 via a collaborative effort with Broken Limbs Recordings (vinyl/cassette) and the band's own Manatee Rampage Recordings (CD/digital).

"It's our first time touring Europe," says vocalist Rae Amitay. "We're going out with a super intense and fun French grindcore band, Moshpig, hitting four countries in two weeks, and a couple of the highlights will be the Damnation Prefest in Leeds and Bilbao Deathfest in Spain with Sete Star Sept, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Internal Suffering, and a bunch more. Very stoked to get out of the US for a minute!"

See them here:

10/21/2017 Excalibur - Reims, FR
10/22/2017 Riveter - Nancy, FR
10/23/2017 Epplehaus - Tübingen, DE
10/24/2017 La Comedia - Montreuil, FR
10/25/2017 Le Dock - Grenoble, FR
10/26/2017 Les Pavillons Sauvages - Toulouse, FR
10/27/2017 Bilbao Deathfest - Bilbao, ES
10/28/2017 La Scene Michelet - Nantes, FR
10/29/2017 O'Flaherty's Pub - Lorient, FR
10/30/2017 Bar Live - Roubaix, FR
10/31/2017 The Dev - London, UK
11/01/2017 The Alma Inn - Bolton, UK
11/02/2017 Trillians Rockbar - Newcastle, UK
11/03/2017 Damnation Prefest - Leeds, UK
11/04/2017 The Golden Fleece - Nottingham, UK

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WarCall Streams New Album In Full

Inspired by Iron Maiden, Metallica, Motorhead, Dissection and Slayer, WarCall’s music is fast, aggressive, melodic and dramatic. Unleashing three well-received albums under its bullet-belt ("Demonarchy," "Blood, Guts and Dirt," and "III"), this Montreal, QC power-trio's fourth assault "Invaders" hits the mosh pit on October 13th via Plan B Music.

Featuring 10 tracks, the album is concept release based on humans fighting back an alien invasion with a message of fighting oppression, resisting, reconquering, but without knowing if it is really over.

Teaming up with Decibel Magazine, WarCall premiered the album's full stream over here. However, why go? You can just check it out right below in the player provided.

Vocalist/guitarists Mathieu Simard comments: "Everybody who has followed WarCall since our beginnings will be extremely satisfied with 'Invaders'. It is our best sound, best production, best song writing and best musical performances. The new album is a return to the style on the first two albums. On album 'III', we wanted a raw approach so it was recorded live in the studio on analog tape for a truly rock and roll feel. With 'Invaders', it’s a more polished production with more energy and experience."

The album order via Bandcamp at this location. The track listing is:

1. Mission Commando (4:45)
2. Riding with Zombies (3:32)
3. Bully Bastard (3:13)
4. Mass Extinction (4:43)
5. The Man Who Suffers (5:33)
6. Fight Back (4:25)
7. Black Panther (3:30)
8. Through the Dusk (4:08)
9. Para Belum (4:06)
10. Alien Forces (5:49)

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Lucifer's Hammer Set To Declare "Victory Is Mine"

Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to present Lucifer's Hammer's brand new EP "Victory is Mine" on December 15th.

Aptly titled, "Victory is Mine" follows soon after the widespread critical acclaim afforded last year's "Beyond the Omens" debut full-length, further proving that this Chilean heavy metal force simply cannot be stopped! But here, on "Victory is Mine," Lucifer's Hammer shows more sides to the enviable arsenal and go down a darker path.

Where "Beyond the Omens" burst forth with a brightness that could've come from radio metal circa 1984, "Victory is Mine" explodes with an immediacy that's moodier and more epic. Still well within the realm of classic, post-NWoBHM heavy metal, here Lucifer's Hammer delivers four winding epics that alternately pulse with steely passion and drift like lingering fog.

The track listing is:

1. The Valley of the Shadow of Death
2. Thousand Nights (O.O.T.S.)
3. Warriors of the Storm
4. The Destroyer More...

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Skinned Issues Video Clip For New Single

Colorado Death Metal veterans Skinned have released the official video for "We Are The End," the first single from forthcoming album "Shadow Syndicate." The video was filmed/edited by Obscenery Films and can be viewed in the player at the bottom.

Recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, etc), "Shadow Syndicate" features 10 songs of crushing, shredding Death Metal born of Rocky Mountain blood. Plans for the album's official release are currently in the works. Stay tuned for further details.

The track list and cover artwork for the album can be found here:

1. Wings of Virulence
2. As Their Bodies Fall
3. Mental Deconstruction
4. We Are The End
5. Black Rain
6. Shadow Syndicate
7. Hallowed Earth
8. Led to the Trains
9. Angel's Haarp
10. In the Mist of Dawn More...

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The Minerva Conduct Streams "Exultant"

The Minerva Conduct - hailed as a supergroup in India with members of Demonic Resurrection, Gutslit and Albatross - is streaming the new song "Exultant" over at Dead Rhetoric at this location. You can also check it out just below in the player provided.

The song appears on the band's self-titled debut record, which dropped back on September 15th via Transcending Obscurity. Check out "Exultant" here:

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Infected Dead Set To Unleash "Archaic Malevolence"

From the rotten shores of the River Medway in Kent, Infected Dead has emerged to reveal details of the debut record "Archaic Malevolence," which set for release December 8th via Hostile Media.

Six tracks of visceral death metal, brutal, catchy, influenced by subgenre leaders Aborted and The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as a love of the occult and Lovecraftian cosmic horror. The 5-piece has honed a razor-sharp sound, underlined by a trademark breakneck speed and intense live shows, which has been quickly turning heads in the U.K. underground. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Guitarist Alex Brown comments, “We are delighted to announce our union with Hostile Media for the release of our first offering. This year has been great for us and we’d like to thank them for their faith in what we do and for helping us step up to the next level. From the start of the writing process for 'Archaic Malevolence' it was always our intention to push ourselves. We wanted to enter uncharted territory and push the boundaries of what we could do technically and creatively. Inspired by modern day juggernauts such as Aborted, The Faceless, Nile and countless others we feel this release is the perfect balance of unrestrained brutality, infectious hooks and sinister melody from the grandiose title track to the crushing weight of ‘Invocation Of Unspeakable Gods’ this release was designed to grab you.” More...

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Aevum Teases New Video Clip "The Elements"

Italian symphonic metal act Aevum will release the brand new official video clip for the song "The Elements" on October 24th. The song is taken from the band's new release "Dischronia," which you can hear streaming in full just below the video preview clip.

Today, the band unleashed the first teaser for the video, which was directed by Alessandro Pisani. Watch it here:


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Ghost Toast Releases "Last Man" Video Clip

Hungarian instrumental, experimental progressive act Ghost Toast released a new music video for the song "Last Man." Check it out in the player below.

The song is taken from the acclaimed release "Out Of This World," which is available now via Inverse Records. You can still stream the entire album at this location.

On the video, the band explains: "The Last Man character in the video is played by Ghost Toast's drummer (László Papp). The parallel between him and Vincent Price from the Last Man on Earth movie is the main concept of the video. The video was shot in extreme hot weather and László cut himself during it, so we almost literally gave blood, sweat and tears to make this music video says the guitarist Rózsavölgyi Bence."

The band is currently writing new material for a fourth full-length album. The release date is will be later in 2018. Check out the video here: More...

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Three Sixes Kicks Off Tour Tonight

California-based industrial thrash four-piece Three Sixes will strike out tonight, October 12th for a two-week tour in support of their latest release, "Know God, No Peace" (2014).

The band will be joined by Perpetual Dementia and Arise In Chaos for the first leg of the tour, which starts with a guaranteed rager in Colorado Springs. The tour will also see Three Sixes hook up with Allegaeon in Denver and play two late October dates with Michale Graces (ex-Misfits).

Tour dates are as follows:

w/ Perpetual Dementia and Arise In Chaos (10/12 - 10/22):

10/12 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Rocks
10/13 - Denver, CO @ Herman's Hideaway w/ ALLEGAEON
10/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline
10/16 - Long Beach, CA @ Backlight District
10/18 - Bend, OR @ Third Street Pub
10/19 - Lewinston, ID @ 3rd Wheel
10/20 - Portland, OR @ Rock Hard PDX
10/21 - Post Falls, ID @ Cruisers
10/22 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/25 - Ogden, UT @ Funk N' Dive w/ MICHALE GRAVES
10/26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Count's Vamp'd w/ MICHALE GRAVES
10/27 - Rialto, CA @ Rizo Scarehouse (THREE SIXES headlining)

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Cadbara Records Presents "The Hearse Song"

Vinyl-only horror/spoken arts label Cadabra Records announces a new annual record series celebrating the greatest day of the year, Halloween. The Cadabra Records Presents: Halloween series begins with a 7" release of "The Hearse Song," which features music by Slasher FIlm Festival Strategy, and readings by Anthony D. P. Mann. The EP's "Skin And Bones" is now playing at New Noise Magazine over at this location, as the label posts pre-orders. You can also easily check it out in the player at the bottom.

The first installment of Cadabra Records Presents: Halloween leads with "The Hearse Song," the common, creepy poem which widely remembered by the lines, "the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout." The A-side also features a suspenseful rendition of the popular haunting story, "The Velvet Ribbon." The B-side of the record packs two more well-known childhood tales of horror, leading with the succinct but bold tale of the old lady in "Skin And Bones," followed by the more extensive and suspenseful version of "The Teeth." More...

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Asphodelos Signs With Black Sunset For Debut Album

Thuringian death metal act Asphodelos signed with Black Sunset Records and will release the debut full length album this fall.

Originating in 2010 from its predecessor band Hatred Within, the quintet has dedicated itself to classical death metal with a Scandinavian touch. In 2010, the band issued its debut EP "And Death Shall Reign..." followed up by a second EP in 2013 entitled "To the Grounds of Everwhite." With the long-awaited, yet still untitled, debut album, the guys plan to show that they are ready to take the next step.

Musically, you can expected a lot of hammering riffs and a steamroller-like pace, in which the thematic spectrum of the abysses of the human soul and a characteristic impact of Greek mythology with a touch of melancholy litters the lyrical landscape.

More information is expected soon. A preview clip for the new record can be heard in the player here: More...

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Stagma Puts On Its Best "Pokerface"

Heavy rock collaboration Stagma issued a lyric video for the debut single "Pokerface," which you can check out in the player below. "Pokerface" will be made available on October 16th from digital stores worldwide.

Stagma was formed in late 2015 by composer/guitarist Alexandre Santos (Scar For Life) and features lead singer Rob Mancini (Scar For Life, Boneyard Dog), bassist Joe Petro (Heaven and Earth), lead guitarist Neil Fraser (Ten/Rage of Angels), and drummers Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio) and Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen/W.A.S.P.). "Pokerface" will be featured on the upcoming debut self-titled debut album.

The hotly-anticipated debut album will also feature guest drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio, Queensrÿche) on a specially composed bonus track and an electronic introduction from gaming legend Jeroen Tel (Maniacs of Noise).

More information on the album is expected soon. Check out "Pokerface" here: More...

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Amon Amarth: New Live Drum-Cam Video Streaming

Sick Drummer Magazine has uploaded a live drum-cam video of drummer Jocke Wallgren performing the track "Twilight Of The Thunder God" with Amon Amarth on May 17, 2017 at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, Colorado.

Check it out below.

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Chaos Moon Debuts New Song "Eschaton Mémoire I"

Philadelphia black metal unit Chaos Moon debuts a new song entitled "Eschaton Mémoire I", taken from the upcoming new album ""Eschaton Mémoire", which will see release on November 17 through Blood Music and Fallen Empire Records.

Check out now "Eschaton Mémoire I" below.

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Exes Premieres New Song "Nothing But The Knife"

Thrash and roll band Exes premieres a new song entitled "Nothing But The Knife", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Fire And Fury", which will be out in stores this Friday via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Nothing But The Knife" below.

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Sicarius Debuts New Song "Ferox Impetum"

Black metal outfit Sicarius debuts a new song entitled "Ferox Impetum", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Serenade of Slitting Throats", which will be out in stores on through M-Theory Audio on October 13.

Check out now "Ferox Impetum" below.

States the band about the song and video shoot: More...

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Nazghor Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Swedish black metal band Nazghor premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Infernal Aphorism", which will be released tomorrow, Friday the 13th of October by Non Serviam Records.

Check out now "Infernal Aphorism" in its entirety below.


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In Hearts Wake Debuts New Music Video "Frequency"

An official live video for metalcore act In Hearts Wake‘s "Frequency" is streaming below. The song appears on the band’s latest release "Ark".

You can catch the band live in North America this November on the following tour with Fit For A King, Like Moths To Flames and more: More...

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Scour Premieres New Track "Piles"

Extreme metal supergroup Scour - featuring Phil Anselmo (ex-Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) - premieres a new track titled "Piles" below. It’s off the group's upcoming new EP, "Red", out November 03rd on Housecore Records.

Check out now "Piles" below.

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We Came As Romans Previews New Track

We Came As Romans shares the following preview of the opening track to the band's new outing, "Cold Like War". The song is titled "Vultures With Clipped Wings". The album will arrive in stores on October 20th.

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Pierce The Veil Debuts New Video

Pierce The Veil debuts a video for its single "Today I Saw The Whole World". Dan Fusselman (August Burns Red, Neck Deep) directed the video.

Says vocalist Vic Fuentes the following of it: More...

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Enterprise Earth Premieres New Music Video

Enterprise Earth premieres a new music video for "Deflesh To Unveil", taken from the band's latest album "Embodiment", which was released earlier this year through Attila frontman Chris Fronzak's Stay Sick Recordings.

Check out now "Deflesh To Unveil" below.

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