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Metal News for October 19, 2017

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25 news articles posted on this day.

Arrayan Path Streams New Song

Cypriot epic power metal act Arrayan Path is streaming the new song "The Hundred Names of Kali Ma," the second single from the upcoming new album "Dawn of Aquarius." The album is slated for release on November 17th as a CD and digital formats via Pitch Black Records. A limited collector’s edition will be announced shortly. Pre-orders are available via the PBR Online Store or Bandcamp.

On the album, vocalist Nicholas Leptos stated: "This album is 13 mantras honoring mother goddess Kali and explores all aspects of Hindu history and mythology in regards to the black Madonna – Kali. The album’s full name is actually ‘Dawn of Aquarius: Maha Kali Stuti’ and this is an album as varied as Kali’s many faces and traits."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Equilibrium
2. The Flower Born of Itself
3. Dark Daughter of the Snake
4. The Hundred Names of Kali Ma
5. So it Shall be Written
6. She Who is Primordial Wisdom
7. Dawn of Aquarius (see lyric video here)
8. Cremation Grounds
9. Empress (Reality of all the Threes)
10. Lotus Eyes
11. The Eleventh Mantra
12. Guardian Angel
13. Garland of Skulls

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Iron Savior Announces New Release "Reforged"

Hamburg based power metal band Iron Savior was facing a problem: what to do when your early albums are not available regularly anymore but a re-issue is not possible due to legal reasons? Well, the decision was made to use this situation to give the material a sonic upgrade.

"We can’t re-release our albums from the Noise Records years in their initial form," band boss Piet Sielck says, "but we are free to re-record songs from these albums. We’ve approached this challenge with a lot of enthusiasm."

What Sielck refers to, became a 19 track strong double album now, titled "Reforged - Riding On Fire," which consists of the best and most popular songs Iron Savior has released so far. These 2017 re-recordings come with a much more powerful sound of course, but the band managed the task to keep the songs’ character and feel. The album will be issued via AFM Records on December 8th as a 2CD digipak and double vinyl.

Demand is steadily rising: especially after the band’s latest album "Titancraft" (2016), which became the biggest chart success in their history, new fans wanted to discover Iron Savior’s catalogue. They’ll now get the best 19 tracks with an upgraded sound – of course mixed by Piet Sielck.

"Reforged - Riding On Fire" is a highly enjoyable treat for old and new fans alike. The track list is as follows: More...

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Sepultura Announces "Machine Messiah Tour" For '18

In early 2018, Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of the highly acclaimed album "Machine Messiah," which was released in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Be prepared for a full 90 minute onslaught of pure Sepultura, with a set list featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics.

After an extremely successful tour with Kreator and a raft of festival shows in 2017, Sepultura will return to Europe with the most powerful billing yet. German technical death metal masters Obscura are confirmed as direct support, followed by U.S. based death/black metal act Goatwhore and New Jersey's finest deathcore outfit, Fit For An Autopsy.

Andreas Kisser states: "Sepulnation Europe, I’m very happy to announce our first headline tour for the Machine Messiah album in February/March 2018! I couldn’t be more excited with the bands that are going to be with us, such amazing acts like Obscura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy! So be ready, the Messiah is on the move, see you all soon! DESTROY!!!!”

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GWAR Premieres Video For "I'll Be Your Monster"

The wait is almost over, GWAR is set to release the latest opus "The Blood of Gods" tomorrow via Metal Blade Records. Today the band has teamed up with HowardStern.com, the online home of the Howard Stern Show for an exclusive premiere of their new video for "I'll Be Your Monster." Get a first look at the video, directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye over here, or in the player right here at the bottom.

GWAR is set to return to the The Howard Stern Wrap Up Show this Halloween, Tuesday October 31st and will perform two songs, including "I'll Be Your Monster" and another special song. The show is hosted by Gary Dell'Abate and Jon Hein and airs at 11:00 AM EST on Howard 100 and Howard 101 on SiriusXM and repeats throughout the day.

"The Blood of Gods" is available for pre-order at this location. Digital pre-orders come with instant downloads of "Fuck This Place,"El Presidente" and "I'll Be Your Monster." More...

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Visions Of The Night Confirms Guest For New Album

Canadian death/black military-inspired metal act Visions Of The Night has confirmed that Mirai Kawashima from Japan's SIGH as a guest vocalist for the upcoming fourth full length studio release "Supreme Act of War." The will be released at the start of the band's Asian tour in Seoul, Korea on November 25th.

Previously, the band confirmed the return of Todd Hansen (King Parrot, The Berzerker) on session drums. More...

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Nullingroots Streams New Song

Recently signed Prosthetic Records post-black metal group Nullingroots is gearing up to release the upcoming five track album "Into The Grey" on November 17th. Do not let the number of tracks fool you - "Into The Grey" is a massive display of spacious sound and introspective discovery. "Into The Grey" will be available online in "grey on grey" splatter vinyl and digipack CD formats. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

Today the band have revealed the new track "The Morning That Killed The World" over at Ghost Cult at this location, or right here in the player at the bottom.

Guitarist Alex Haddad says, "'The Morning that Killed the World' is about time and the effects it has on the human psyche. The song explores the loss of will that occurs with growing older and is narrated by melancholic, somber instrumentals."

Originally the project of sole member, Cameron Boesch, Nullingroots was formed in 2014 in Southern California. A debut, self-titled album was released shortly thereafter, which extracted Boesch's post-black metal style from his previous band, Solus, and incorporated lush, gazing atmospheric elements.

Cameron Boesch released two more Nullingroots full-lengths before assembling his band, comprised of Deacon Blue Batchelor, from the folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad on drums, and guitarist Alex Haddad. Shortly after, the three began writing "Into The Grey." Self-produced, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden Recording Studio, "Into the Grey" is an expansion of Boesch's vision.

The track listing is:

1. Subsistence
2. The Morning That Killed The World
3. Rust
4. Aqua
5. Into The Grey More...

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Ascendant Releases New Music Video

United Arab Emirates power metal act Ascendant released the new video clip "Walls Between Us." The song is taken from the band's debut album "A Thousand Echoes," which dropped back in May via Metal East Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Oz Releases "Restless" Lyric Video

Finnish cult heavy metal band Oz issued the new song "Restless." The song appears on the new album "Transition State," which drops tomorrow via AFM Records (October 20th) in Europe and a week later on October 27th in the USA. Check out the lyric video in the player below.

More than five years after the re-start of the career with "Burning Leather," the band led by founding member and drummer Mark Ruffneck finally delivers the next anticipated new studio album and the first with all new songs since 1991!

The track listing and artwork can be found here:

1. Bone Crusher
2. Restless
3. Heart Of A Beast
4. Drag You To Hell
5. Whore Of Babylon (Bonus Track)
6. The Witch
7. In A Shadow Of A Shotgun
8. Never Close Your Eyes
9. The Mountain
10. Demonized
11. We'll Never Die
12. Sister Red (Bonus Track)
13. Midnight Screams (Bonus Track)

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Satyricon Releases New Music Video

Norway's Satyricon released the new video clip for "To Your Brethren In The Dark" courtesy of Metal Injection at this location, or even easier - just down in the player below. The song is taken from the band's latest album "Deep calleth upon Deep," which was released on September 22nd via Napalm Records.

Speaking about the new video, frontman and band visionary, Satyr tells us, "I wanted 'To your brethren in the dark' to be a director's interpretation of the song, rather than a band performance type of thing. Seeing what we do through the eyes of another artist is always interesting to me and just like the song, the video has become a little bit of a journey on it's own. 'To your brethren in the dark' is definitely one of the flagship songs on the record. It is about emotion, our nature, the spirits, the autumn, the sombre and rainy days, those who we lost and the ones who we have not met yet. You could say it is a tribute to the sorrow in man and to the drama of the nature we surround ourselves with. A song for the dark towers of the past and those who will rise in the future. Pass the torch to your brethren in the dark."

Check out the clip here:

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Mass Burial Signs With Immortal Souls Productions

Spanish death metal act Mass Burial has signed on with Immortal Souls Productions for the release of the third full length studio album "Breeding Plagues." The album is set for release on November 25th.

The band also released a preview clip featuring the new song "I Must Remain Awake." Check it out in the player here as you await further album details:

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Black Sabbath Posts DVD Footage For New Release

Black Sabbath released live DVD/Blue-Ray footage for "Paranoid," which you can enjoy in the player below. The footage will be featured on the new live album/DVD/Blu-Ray release "The End," which drops on November 17th via Eagle Rock/Eagle Vision. Pre-order packages are available over at this location.

"The End" is a celebration of Black Sabbath's final hometown concert at Birmingham's Genting Arena on February 4th, 2017.

The track listing for the release is:

Blu-ray & DVD:

1. Black Sabbath
2. Fairies Wear Boots
3. Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes
4. After Forever
5. Into The Void
6. Snowblind
7. Band Intros
8. War Pigs
9. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
10. Bassically / N.I.B.
11. Hand Of Doom
12. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
13. Rat Salad / Drum Solo
14. Iron Man
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave
17. Paranoid More...

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36 Crazyfists Announces UK and European Tour

36 Crazyfists has announced an extensive UK and European tour for January-February 2018, starting in Glasgow and finishing in Berlin.

Having just released their deeply personal album, "Lanterns," on September 29th via Spinefarm Records, this tour marks the first opportunity for fans to experience new tracks such as "Death Eater" and "Better To Burn" live.

36 Crazyfists frontman, Brock, says, "We couldn't be more excited to Come back to the U.K. And Europe in support of our new album 'Lanterns' and jam for all of our people across the pond!"

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Sleeping Romance Issues In Studio Video Footage

Italy's Sleeping Romance posted behind the scenes in studio footage from the recordings for the upcoming new release “Alba,” which drops on November 3rd via Napalm Records.

The concept of "Alba," 'Dawn' in Italian, centers around the main character and her life that advances through difficulties, choices and mistakes, and leads the character to a positive growth. The message the concept wants to give is that life is complex, full of obstacles, but there's always a way forward, and an opportunity for everyone to reach what their heart desire.

The full track listing for "Alba" is:

1. Overture - Twilight
2. Where The Light Is Bleeding (see video clip here)
3. Lost In My Eyes
4. Touch The Sun
5. Forgiveness
6. My Temptation (see lyric video here)
7. Across The Sea
8. Everything Behind
9. Through The Looking Glass
10. Alba
11. Underture - Daylight

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Echotime Issues New Lyric Video "The Lighthouse"

Italian progressive metal act Echotime released a new lyric video for "The Lighthouse." The song appears on the band's latest album "Side," which was issued back in May in Europe via Rockshots Records. The album is finally available in North America, which you can grab at this location.

Check out "The Lighthouse" here:

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Thaurorod To Release New Album "Coast Of Gold"

Finnish power metal act Thaurorod announced that the third full length album will be entitled "Coast of Gold." The album is set for release on February 16, 2018 via Drakkar Entertainment. The band issued a video clip as a glimpse into the new album, which is available in the player below.

Created by the talented Zsofia Dankova (Whiluna Art), the cover artwork shown below perfectly captures the idea of conquering new frontiers and with this it also represents the current attitude of Thaurorod.

The track listing can be found here:

1. Power
2. The Commonwealth Lives
3. Coast of Gold
4. 24601
5. Feed the Flame
6. Cannibal Island
7. Into the Flood
8. My Sun Will Rise
9. Illuminati
10. Halla More...

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Tarja Releases "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" Clip

It may be early to ring in the season, but Tarja's new single and video clip for the haunting version of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" is more akin to Halloween than Christmas. Check out the clip in the player below.

The song is taken from the new album "From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)" which will be released on November 17th via earMusic.

The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja's classically-trained voice with darker gothic influences.

Besides covering classic carols, "From Spirits and Ghosts" also features a twelfth track, the brand new original song "Together." This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout, in a brilliant, Tarja-styled manner.

The track listing is:

1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
2. Together
3. We Three Kings
4. Deck The Halls
5. Pie Jesu
6. Amazing Grace
7. O Tannenbaum
8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
9. God Rest Ye
10. Feliz Navidad
11. What Child Is This
12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Pestilence Returns With "Hadeon"

In March 2018, Dutch death metal legends Pestilence will release the new album "Hadeon" via Hammerheart Records. The album's futuristic cover artwork and track listing have been revealed and can be viewed below.

Following up the re-issues of the classic Roadrunner albums on deluxe 2-CD and high quality LP, Pestilence is preparing for worldwide domination in 2018.

Aside from intensive touring around the globe, the main focus will be on the 8th studio-album since the band's inception in 1986. "Hadeon" is an all out death metal attack, in 13 tracks, combining Pestilence’s old school roots, their progressive trade-mark and a killer production, which will appeal to both old and new fans.

The fitting album artwork was created by Santiago Francisco Jaramillo from Triple Seis Design (Lock Up, Dying Fetus, Inquisition). The concept is based on a multi-layered reality, alien presence and negative frequencies.

Be prepared for "Hadeon" coming March 2018! The track listing is as follows:

1. Unholy Transcript
2. Non Physical Existent
3. Multi Dimensional
4. Oversoul
5. Materialization
6. Astral Projection
7. Discarnate Entity
8. Subvisions
9. Manifestations
10. Timeless
11. Ultra Demons
12. Layers of Reality
13. Electro Magnetic More...

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Endrah Releases New Single, Video Clip

Brazilian death metal/hardcore act Endrah issued the new single "Your Life Deleted" via a music video clip you can check out in the player below.

The band commented: "It is with great satisfaction that we present to you our new single 'Your Life Deleted.' Produced by Tiago Guest, this song marks a new era of the band with the debut of drummer Henrique Pucci, former member of the bands Paura and Project46."

Check out the clip here:

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Niviane Streams New Song "Watch The Banners Fall"

U.S. power metal act Niviane is streaming the new single "Watch the Banners Fall." Check it out via the band's Bandcamp page in the player below. The song appears on the debut album "The Druid King," which is scheduled for release on November 3rd via Pitch Black Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. The Berserker (song streaming here)
2. Adrestia
3. Watch the Banners Fall
4. Into Twilight
5. Gladiator
6. Arise Samurai
7. Elegy
8. March of the Jötunn
9. War of Immortals
10. Heaven Overflow
11. The Druid King

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Dropzone Releases Debut Album Details

Osmose Productions announced that on December 29th the label will release the debut album "Rape Killing Murder" from Finland's Dropzone.

The name Dropzone came from some American action movie full of clichés. Well, screw the film, but the name felt good for a band. The songs on "Rape Killing Murder" were recorded straight live on tape back in 1996 at MD-Studio, with exception to the lead guitars and vocal overdubs. It’s straight, no-frills metal-influenced hardcore punk rock in the vein of Discharge, Extreme Noise Terror, The Exploited, Varukers, G.B.H., Riistetyt, and Anti Cimex as well as other punk-influenced musically violent acts such as Slayer, Entombed, Carnage, and Wolfpack.

This recording would probably have never seen the light of day officially if it hadn’t been for Pale, who in other matters provided Herve at Osmose Productions a link to Dropzone’s Soundcloud page, urging his old label boss with Divine Decay to check it out. In just a matter of days – if not hours – Pale got some truly ecstatic messages from France: let’s release "Rape Killing Murder" on physical vinyl and CD!

There have been talks about doing new songs and also gigging with the official release of "Rape Killing Murder" happening, but so far, nothing has been put into fruition just yet. Only that it won’t take another 21 years from now to see that eventually happening. This is just the calm before the storm…

The track list and artwork are:

1. Persecuted in Existence
2. Enslaved Forever
3. The Bloodbath of Innocence
4. The Blood Runs in Streams
5. Testify The Misery
6. Manhunt
7. War’s no Fairytale
8. Grande Finale More...

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Dave Kerzner Issues "Static" Lyric Video

Florida native Dave Kernzer (Mantra Vega/Sound of Contact) issued a lyric video for the song "Static." The song is the title track of Kerzer's new album which is available now. The full 74+ minute album is available on CD and download from this location. Downloadable versions are also available from iTunes, Amazon, Google+ and other popular download sites. The CD is distributed world-wide by Cherry Red.

"Static" is a progressive rock concept album about the clutter, chaos and noise inside our heads, in modern day society, in politics, in media. The album features Kerzner on vocals, keyboards and guitars and he is joined by top musicians including Steve Hackett (Genesis), Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan), Derek Cintron (DC3), Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spocks Beard), Randy McStine (The Fringe), Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Alex Cromarty (Mostly Autumn), Stuart Fletcher (Sea Horses), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and more.

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Clamfight Reveals "III" Details

U.S. sludge/doom act Clamfight announced the impending new album "III," the band's (you guessed it) third album and debut for Argonauta Records. The album's artwork and track listing were revealed along with a preview clip for the album, which drops on January 19, 2018. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

If you are into Mastodon, Clutch, Eyehategod - then Clamfight is for you. The track listing and artwork can be viewed here:

1. Whale Road
2. Selkie
3. Echoes in Stone
4. Eynhallow
5. History of the Earls of Orkney More...

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Eternal Silence Releases "Mastermind Tyranny"

Today, October 19th, Italian symphonic metal act Eternal Silence dropped the new release "Mastermind Tyranny." The album is the band's third full length album and first for Sliptrick Records. Check out a taste of the album with the lyric video for "Foreign Land" in the player below.

Compared with the previous albums, the sound of "Mastermind Tyranny" is more evolved and refined: the rhythmic section is stronger and heavier, combined with a more accurate use of orchestrations to create a bombastic background on which male and female vocals can design their stunning melodies. All this has helped Eternal Silence to craft a more mature and far reaching style of songwriting.

The theme behind "Mastermind Tyranny" is about the subjugation of minds, the control of masses through the spreading of false ideas or beliefs. Complementing this, many lyrics tell of the importance of thinking with your own mind and being stronger against this kind of mental control. The themes are developed through the idea of the fear in God in the songs "Lucifer’s Lair" and "Mystic Vision," the control of knowledge and education in the middle age and a reference to the book “The Name of the Rose” in the song "Ashes Of Knowledge," the radicalization and the religious extremism in Foreign Land.

The artwork, which was edited by the artist Hans Trasid from Dis-Art Design, represents the allegoric divinity of Fama. In the roman mythology, the character represents the image of false news travelling fast.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Lucifer’s Lair
2. Fighter
3. Mashed
4. Adagio
5. Game Of The Beasts
6. Mystic Vision
7. The First Winter Night
8. Foreign Land
9. Icy Spell
10. Ashes Of Knowledge More...

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Downswing Debuts New Video “Enough”

Albany, NY hardcore outfit Downswing just signed with Rise Records. November 10th will see the release of the band's new EP, “Dark Side Of The Mind“. Below you can check out a video for Downswing's new track “Enough” from it.

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Sharptooth Premieres New Song "No Sanctuary"

“No Sanctuary” is the latest track to arrive from Sharptooth‘s new album, “Clever Girl“, out October 27th on Pure Noise. Says vocalist Lauren Kashan of the song:

"This song is about us as LGBTQIA people telling the rest of society how you can and cannot talk to us, and the insidious ways that language shapes the way people interact with and treat each other. The lyric “every time that you say “f*ggot” is a bullet through my head” directly illustrates how hateful slurs and rhetoric lend credence to homophobic views, and negatively impacts the way the world treats people like me."

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