Gathering Darkness Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New EP “The Inexorable End”

Gathering Darkness premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new EP “The Inexorable End”, which is being released on October 21st.

Check out now “The Inexorable End” in its entirety below.

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Grave Digger Premiere New Song & Lyric Video ‘The Power Of Metal’

The official lyric video for the track “The Power Of Metal” from German metal outfit GRAVE DIGGER can be streamed below. The song is taken from the group’s upcoming new effort, “The Living Dead”, which is being released later today via Napalm Records.

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Sepulcher Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Panoptic Horror”

Sepulcher premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Panoptic Horror”, which will be released by Edged Circle Productions on September 14th on CD and vinyl LP formats. A limited cassette version is being released in cooperation with Morbid Skull Records.

Check out now “Panoptic Horror” in its entirety below.

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Sage Signs New Record Deal With Rockshots Records

Hailing from Croatia, the rising stars Sage have just signed a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their debut album “Anno Domini 1573”, which is being released on September 21, 2018.

The album is a concept album about the Peasants’ Revolt that took place in England in the 1300s. The album encompasses themes of the battles between good and evil, honesty and greed. Sage delivers a mix of heavy, powerful and progressive metal, which the band blends to forge a unique but recognizable sound.

“The band name Sage means both the plant sage and ‘a wise old man'”, comments Enio Vuceta, guitarist and backup singer of the band, a living legend of the Croatian rock/metal scene. “We wanted to connect this to ourselves in a way because we are composed of several generations of Croatian musicians and we have great ambitions for our music to make a breakthrough in the world.”

“Anno Domini 1573” has been co-produced by Casey Grillo (former Kamelot member), mixed and mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Recording studio.

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Zarraza Premiere New Video & Song “Shadows” From Upcoming New Album “Necroshiva”

Kazakhstan’s ZARRAZA have just released a video for their song “Shadows”. The song is taken from their new album Necroshiva which is being released on May 11th.

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Synapse Defect Premiere “Prize Pie” Single & Music Video

Synapse Defect premiere “Prize Pie”, a new single that’s also a music video. The song is a brief early glimpse into the group’s maddening third full-length, Quantitative Easing, set for 2018 release.

You can check out “Prize Pie” below.

Synapse Defect vocalist Chuck Cheney had this to say about “Prize Pie” and the group’s upcoming 2018 album:

“The band Synapse Defect is far from a new name in metal, they have previously released two full-length albums, toured the nation several times over, and if they have been flying under your radar, let them evade you no more! Synapse Defect from Atlanta, Georgia is now unleashing the second addition to a series of new singles being released as music videos in the 2017-2018 time period. “Prize Pie”, to be released in November of 2017, is described as a precise and quick jab to the jugular, with a dash of esoterics.”

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New MCD/Single “Imperilled” Released By The Maledict

Hailing from Australia, the death/doom collective The Maledict has released the brand new three-song single/MCD “Imperilled” last week, on October 5th. This new single features one new song, one reworked track from the band’s 2013 demo, and one cover. Check out “Imperilled” in the player below.

The title track heads up the package, bringing 8 minutes of doom. The new material is as laden with melancholy as ever, but now hints at things to come – with a heavy injection of atmosphere and melody to accentuate against the filthy canvas of death/doom metal.

“Waltz Eternal,” the leading cut from the band’s 2013 demo “Salvation in Yielding” has been reworked from the ground-up, bringing one of the band’s favorite live tracks into the present with far superior production.

And finally, the release culminates with a tribute to one of the biggest musical inspirations behind The Maledict’s sound as they cover the title track from Paradise Lost’s seminal 1991 classic “Gothic”, arguably the song that invented death/doom as we know it.

“Imperilled” is available for free on Bandcamp, as well as being released on most streaming digital music services. Check out the MCD in full here:

Imperilled by The Maledict

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Leprous Releases “Illuminate” Music Video

Norway’s acclaimed progressive group Leprous is about to release fifth studio album “Malina” next week (on August 25th, 2017) via InsideOutMusic. The album’s latest single “Illuminate” is being released today in a video recently shot in Romania and directed by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media.

Leprous comments: “‘Illuminate’ is one of the most groovy songs we’ve ever made! It’s the Leprous people know, but in a fresh version. The abstract and dark video from Costin underlines the atmosphere of the song perfectly.”

This is the third video Leprous has dropped so far from “Malina.” The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Bonneville
2. Stuck (watch the video here)
3. From The Flame (watch the video here)
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone

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Sovereign Announces Cassette Release, U.S. Tour Dates

On May 12 2017, Folkvangr Records will release the cassette version of “Spirit Warfare: Demo MMXVII” by kvlt USBM band Sovereign. The cassette is being released to coincide with the band’s tour of the Western United States. Dates are as follows:

4/30/17 – Los Angeles, CA (5 Star Bar)
5/1/17 – Sacremento, CA (Starlite Lounge)
5/3/17 – Oakland, CA (The Golden Bull)
5/4/17 – Portland, OR (Twilight Café and Bar)
5/8/17 – Salt Lake City, UT (Metro Music Hall)
5/9/17 – Denver, CO (3 Kings Tavern)
5/11/17 – Mesa, AZ (The World Famous Nile Theater)

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Anialator Signs With Xtreem Music, Re-Releasing Discography

U.S. thrash outfit Anialator just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the re-issue of all the group’s 80’s demos & EP’s as well as a new comeback recording in form of a mini CD.

Hailing from corpus Christi, Texas, Anialator formed back in 1986 and recorded a 1st demo during the last days of the year, being released in early ’87, which introduced the group to the scene and granted a deal for two 12″ EP’s with Wild Rags Records, as well as recording a last demo in ’90, which remained unreleased, before changing names to Sufferance.

Anialator reformed in 2015 and is now seeing the entire previous discography re-issued on a CD entitled “Mission of Death,” with all kinds of extras like demo & EP covers, photos, flyers, liner notes, etc and remastered sound. The track listing will consist of:

“Anialator” [EP ’88]
01. Anialator
02. Nuclear Destruction
03. Extermination By Dawn
04. Mission of Death
“Anialator II” [EP ’89]
05. Filicide
06. No Future
07. Fatal Decision
08. Anialator (Live)
09. Mission of Death (Live)
“Demo 1987”
10. Anialator
11. Feel the Pain
12. Nuclear Destruction
13. Mission of Death
“Demo 1990” [unreleased]
14. The Unexpected
15. Decimation
16. The Suffering

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