Skálmold To Release New Album, “Sorgir,” This Fall

Icelandic Viking metal band SKÁLMÖLD will release their fifth full length album this fall, entitled “Sorgir.” The album title (which translates to “sorrows”) is appropriate for this concept album that is divided in two parts: The first four songs tell four short stories about tragedies and death. It is called Sagnir (tales). The second chapter called Svipir (ghosts) thickens the plot by telling the same four stories from a different perspective.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Ljósið
2. Sverðið
3. Brúnin
4. Barnið
5. Skotta
6. Gangári
7. Móri
8. Mara

“Sorgir” is available in the following formats:

1 CD Digipak + Bonus Track
2 LP Gatefold in different colors

You can pre-order the album here.

From August 22nd til August 25th SKÁLMÖLD will play four special shows together with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in their hometown of Reykjavik. Three shows are already completely sold out.

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Prong Releases New Lyric Video, “However It May End”

American industrial thrash veterans Prong has released a new lyric video for the song, “However It May End.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s latest album, “Zero Days,” which was released in July of last year through Steamhammer/SPV.

Tommy Victor said about the song and the video: “I threw some Eastern philosophical ideas in with a Western doomsday outlook for the concept of the song. The video depicts the transcendence with violence. It came out great; check it out!”

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Gruesome Premiere New NSFW Music Video For “Inhumane”

Death (the band) worshipping death metal outfit Gruesome (Exhumed, etc.) premiere their new music video for “Inhumane“, taken from their upcoming album “Twisted Prayers“, which will receive a June 01st release date through Relapse. Jeffrey Sisson (Exhumed, Origin) directed the clip.

Comments frontman Matt Harvey:

“We’re very stoked about how this video turned out. Jeff Sisson really took the concept and ran with it, creating something new and unique, while still in the spirit of homage that Gruesome is all about. This is the lead-off track for the record, and we feel like it really sets the tone for Twisted Prayers – a blend of OSDM savagery and a bit of melody and flash to mix things up a bit.

Play this at work to creep out your co-workers or on the bus home to get the person sitting next to you to fuck off! Thanks for checking it out, thanks to Jeff for putting this together, and as always thanks to Chuck and the boys for their legacy, which we continue to have a blast celebrating!”

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Wake Debut Title Track Of Upcoming New Album “Misery Rites”

Canadian grinders Wake debut the title track of their upcoming third album “Misery Rites”, which will be out in stores February 23rd, 2018 via Translation Loss Records.

Check out now “Misery Rites” below.

Explains vocalist Kyle Ball:

“Misery Rites is a concept that is made up of my personal battles with depression, addiction, isolation and their perpetual cycles that I’ve found myself caught in, time and time again. Some songs stray from this concept and focus on different avenues of human arrogance. The song ‘Misery Rites’ is the first song in the overall narrative found throughout the album. It’s about the beginning of these cycles and how easily I keep falling back into them.”

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Mark Slaughter Streaming New Video “Halfway There”

Slaughter vocalist Mark Slaughter has released a promo video for “Halfway There” the title track, and third single from his sophomore solo release Halfway There, in stores now via EMP.

Says Slaughter:

“Halfway There, the concept with the album, and the song, is about life and how fast it goes. “Here I go, I’m halfway there.” It’s not a negative thing; it’s just a realization. It’s life. On the other side of that, I have been blessed to have amazing fans who have supported us for so long, and this video is also kind of a love letter to them.”

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Vinide Premiere New Video “The Beginning Scene” From Upcoming New Album “Reveal”

Finnish symphonic metal band Vinide will release their third album ‘Reveal’ on January 26th 2018 via Inverse Records. The first single ‘The Beginning Scene’ from the concept album is released today.

Watch music video for it below.

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In Studio Video Footage Posted By Sleeping Romance

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

Check out the clip here:

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New Album “IAO 269” Announced By Corpose Garden

Latin American death metal act, Corpse Garden, will be releasing the third album “IAO 269” in November 2017 via Godz ov War Productions on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally (exact date TBA). Check out the new track “Selenomantic Ecstasies” in the player at the bottom.

“IAO 269” follows up conceptually on the previous album, “Entheogen” (2015), and takes the band into a brand new and bolder, experimental – and even trance-like – direction.

Guitarist Federico Gutiérrez comments on what influenced this direction: “music is always a response from whatever we are feeling at the moment of its creation. It is an extension of our feelings and emotions”. The album was heavily influenced by the music the band members were listening to during the creation process of the album: krautrock, 70s and 80s post-punk and ambient music among others.

“When we were crafting the music, it became more obvious that the concept of the album would be a continuation of the concept on Entheogen: It’s the harness of knowledge through the occult and realizing its power and the abilities it descends upon one’s hands”.

“IAO 269” was produced by Colin Marston and Corpse Garden. It was recorded, mixed and mastered in January 2017 by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Studio, Queens, New York.

Stay tuned for more information on the album. In the meantime, check out the new song “Selenomantic Ecstasies” here:

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Epica Posts Behind The Music Video For “The Solace System”

On September 1st, symphonic metal masters Epica proudly unleashed “The Solace System” mini-album. This EP includes six brand-new tracks, which were written and recorded during the process of latest album “The Holographic Principle.”

To give you all a better understanding of the content and the concept of the EP, Epica released multiple episodes of a behind-the-music series. Check out the third and final part below.

The band comments: “Here’s our view on the new upcoming EP The Solace System. We talk about the music and the lyrics of all the songs you can find on this record. Enjoy watching!”

The Solace System was recorded, mixed & mastered by team Joost van den Broek and Jacob Hansen, while artwork was once again by the hand of Stefan Heilemann.

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Unparalleled Height Premieres “The Enemy Within” Music Video

With music built around powerful rhythms and soaring guitar leads, Pittsburgh group Unparalleled Height today unleashes first single “The Enemy Within” off upcoming album “Resurgence Vol. I.”

The single arrives in the form of a new music video, which we’re stoked to exclusively premiere below, and will have you fighting you in a bloody good time out in the woods!

The band is on a relentless mission to reach those who are struggling and be a support system. Lyrically, the band centers around this concept, while sonic influences are taken from modern bands like Bullet for my Valentine, Killswitch Engage, and Avenged Sevenfold, with nods to the classic metal greats.

Like what you hear in the video clip below? Be sure to follow Unparalleled Height through Facebook or over at Instagram here.

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