Orphaned Land Posts New Video, “Like Orpheus” Online

Israeli metal band Orphaned Land has posted their new music video online for the song, “Like Orpheus.” You can check it out below. The song features guest vocals from Blind Guardian frontman Hansi Kürsch and will appear on their forthcoming new album, “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs,” which will be released on January 26th through Century Media Records.

We had the opportunity to speak with Orphaned Land frontman Kobi Farhi about the album, its concepts and the continuing pursuit of peace last year. The interview can be seen here.

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Napalm Death Announces Compilation Album, “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”

Britain’s grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are happy to announce the release of a special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation entitled “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” for March 2018 via Century Media Records.

This special release will include a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. The release’s cover artwork, created by longtime visual partner Frode Sylthe, can be seen below.

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Wiegedood (Oathbreaker, Amenra) Sign With Century Media

Wiegedood, who feature Oathbreaker members Wim Coppers and Gilles Demolder alongside Amenra/Oathbreaker bassist Levy Seynaeve have signed with Century Media. The band have been in the studio recording, “De Doden Hebben het Goed III“, which will serve as the final chapter of their album trilogy. Century Media is planning a spring release date for that outing.

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Orphaned Land Reveals New Album, “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” Release Date And Tracklisting

Oriental metal pioneers, Orphaned Land, will release their new studio album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs on January 26th, 2018 via Century Media Records. Jens Bogren once again took over mixing duties of what turned out to be the band’s best and biggest production so far. “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” will feature a guest appearance of guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett as well as guest vocal appearances by no other than Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates). The great album artwork was created by Valnoir.

Singer and frontman Kobi Farhi comments: “We are thrilled and so happy to finally reveal you the great artwork of ‘Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs!’ Our music has always been a combination of anger, tragedy, protest and joy. We can’t wait for you to hear the 13 brand new tracks of this album. As always it will be very eclectic, no song sounds like the other and the whole album is a one big musical journey. We feel that this album takes our feelings to a new level of anger, protest and tragedy. The cover speaks for itself and it was made as tribute to the way governments design their money. Enjoy!”

Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs track-listing:
1. The Cave
2. We Do Not Resist
3. In Propaganda
4. All Knowing Eye
5. Yedidi
6. Chains Fall To Gravity
7. Like Orpheus
8. Poets Of Prophetic Messianism
9. Left Behind
10. My Brother’s Keeper
11. Take My Hand
12. Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War
13. The Manifest – Epilogue

The release of “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” will be followed by an extensive European Tour in early 2018. The tour dates will be announced soon.

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New Video “Full Of Hate” Posted By Firespawn

Firespawn issued a new video clip for the song “Full of Hate.” The song appears on the band’s latest album “The Reprobate,” which is available via Century Media Records.

Check out the clip here:

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New Album “The Banished Heart” Announced By Oceans Of Slumber

Houston-based progressive metal outfit Oceans of Slumber has just announced the release of the forthcoming full-length album “The Banished Heart,” which will be issued on March 2, 2018 via Century Media Records.

Singer Cammie Gilbert comments, “Guided by our resolve to only make music that is real to us, we explored a new depth and crawled deep inside ourselves to uncover what had been hiding and bring it out into the light. Sometimes in life there are places where we are able to turn away, to get away with applying the utilities of denial, but not this time. This time we forced ourselves to stay in that uncomfortable and terrifying place. To explore its vast and dark void in hopes of uncovering a better path out of it, not only for ourselves, but for all those familiar with that same dark place within themselves.”

Oceans Of Slumber mystifies listeners with atmospheric melodies over darkened dynamics that range from the perversely sinister to the adventurously progressive, creating an undeniably epic wall of sound that has become the Texans’ trademark.

More details on the album will be revealed soon.

The band also recently announced two album release shows:

3/2 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
3/3 New York, NY – Saint Vitus

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Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Dream Theater/Guns N’ Roses, Etc.) Premieres New Music Video For “Lost in Oblivion” From Brand New Album “Psychotic Symphony”

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Dream Theater/Guns N’ Roses, etc.) premieres a new music video for “Lost in Oblivion”, taken from the brand new album “Psychotic Symphony”, out in stores now via Century Media Records.

Check out now “Lost in Oblivion” below.

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New Video Clip “D(e)ad” Posted By Vitja

Vitja released the new video clip for the song “D(e)ad,” which you can check out in the player below. The song is lifted from the band’s latest album “Digital Love,” which is available through Century Media Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Butcher Babies Premieres New Track “Pomona (Shit Happens)”

A new Butcher Babies song by the name of “Pomona (Shit Happens)” is streaming below. It’s presently available to those who pre-ordered the band’s new album “Lilith”, as well as via premium streaming services. The new outing is headed for an October 27th release through Century Media Records.

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Century Media Records Inks Deal With Death Alley, New Song Released

Dutch destroyers Death Alley signed on with Century Media Records for the upcoming sophomore album. The band is streaming the new song “The Sewage,” which is available in the player at the bottom.

The band already raised attention with the debut album “Black Magick Boogieland” in 2015. The band, revolving around former The Devil’s Blood guitarist Oeds Beydals, singer Douwe Truijens, Swedish drummer Uno Bruniusson (ex-In Solitude) and latest addition Sander Bus on bass, mainline an unorthodox cross contamination of psychedelic hard rock and punk, played with excellent precision and power. The spirit of Bad Brains and King Crimson, Hawkwind and Poison Idea, and hints of The Stooges and Black Sabbath-worship form the fundament for Death Alley’s solid rock and roll presented with metal finesse and a pitch black psychedelic soul cherry on top.

The ink on the new deal with Century Media Records isn’t dry yet and the band just left the Moon Studios where they recorded the sophomore album with producer Pieter Kloos (Motorpsycho, The Devil’s Blood, Dool, etc.). Right now, the band is hitting the road again with friends in Kadavar with whom very special tour split 7” was created.

The band comments: “We’ve been sailing the sewage for quite a while now, and time has come to harvest the gold and offer it to you on a silver platter. We can spend much time and effort describing the feeling of the new music, the upcoming record, and the European tour with Kadavar, but that will always be just a faint shadow of showing it: so just come to the shows and blast the new song with volume at 11 – that’ll say more than the dozens of synonyms for ‘stoked’. Let us feast on it.”

Check out “The Sewage” here:

Don’t miss seeing Death Alley on tour in Europe and watch out for the new album to be released in early 2018 through Century Media Records.

Confirmed Dates:

Kadavar/Mantar/Death Alley:

13.10.2017 Hamburg (GER), Markthalle *
14.10.2017 Leipzig (GER), Conne Island
16.10.2017 Antwerpen (BE), Desert Fest
17.10.2017 Strassbourg (FR), La Laiterie Club
18.10.2017 Paris (FR), Le Trabendo
19.10.2017 Rennes (FR), L’Ubu
20.10.2017 Bordeaux (FR), La Krakatoa
21.10.2017 Madrid (ES), But
22.10.2017 Barcelona (ES), Bikini
24.10.2017 Lyon (FR), Feyzin
25.10.2017 Monthey (CH), Pont Rouge
26.10.2017 Aarau (CH), Kiff
27.10.2017 München (GER), Backstage
28.10.2017 Wien (AT), Flex
29.10.2017 Graz (AT), PPC
30.10.2017 Zagreb (CRO), Mocvara
01.11.2017 Budapest (HU), A38
02.11.2017 Warschau (POL), Progresja
03.11.2017 Krakau (POL), Kwadrat
04.11.2017 Prag (CZ), Nova Chmelnice
05.11.2017 Nürnberg (GER), Hirsch
07.11.2017 Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso Noord
08.11.2017 Hannover (GER), Capitol
09.11.2017 Copenhagen (DK), Pumpehuset
10.11.2017 Stockholm (SV), Debaser
11.11.2017 Oslo (NO), BLA
12.11.2017 Gothenburg (SV), Pustervik
13.11.2017 Deventer (NL), Burgerweeshuis
15.11.2017 Köln (GER), Stollwerck
16.11.2017 Wiesbaden (GER), Schlachthof
17.11.2017 Stuttgart (GER), LKA Longhorn
18.11.2017 Berlin (GER), Columbiahalle

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