Samael Posts New Video, “Rite Of Renewal” Online

Swiss extreme metal legends Samael (whose frontman Vorph was recently interviewed here,) has posted a new video online for the song, “Rite Of Renewal.” Speaking about the video, the band stated:

“This is the first song from ‘Hegemony’ that we presented live and it became an instant classic. The video was shot in Les Docks in Lausanne during the first show that followed the release of ‘Hegemony,’ it was latter edited by Sergey Ulyanov who previously worked on other visuals for us. The song itself is a mid/up tempo track that shows a more technical side of our music. The dynamic is kept by altering fast and dense parts with open and heavy ones until the grand final with super heavy riffs and apocalyptic keyboard parts. What better title for a song than ‘Rite of Renewal’ to start a new year? 2018 here we go!”

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Primordial Reveals New Album Title And Artwork

Irish extreme metal veterans Primordial has announced that the title of their forthcoming new studio album will be, “Exile Amongst The Ruins.” The group has also revealed the artwork for the record, which can be seen below. As of yet, no tracklisting or release date has been confirmed, though a short message on the Primordial facebook page read:

“The artwork for our new album, “Exile Amongst The Ruins” has just been released! Take a look…..the time is getting closer and closer for it’s release! how are you all feeling about it!?”

This will be the band’s first album in four years, following 2014’s, “Where Greater Men Have Fallen.”

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Scumpulse Premiere New Song “Alba Gu Bràth” From Upcoming New Album “Rotten”

Los Angeles-based extreme metal label Gore House Productions confirms the February release of Rotten, the scorching debut album by Scottish outfit Scumpulse. An official video for the album’s “Alba Gu Bràth” has been premiered below as the label issues preorders for Rotten.

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Sigh Reveals New Album Title, Shoots New Music Video

Japanese extreme metal veterans Sigh has posted a short update online, in which revealed the name of their forthcoming new album. The message reads as follows:

“Time files but we promise that our new album ‘Heir to Despair’ will be coming out some time in 2018. The recording process should be done very soon and we have already shot the video for one of the songs.”

This will be Sigh’s first album since the critically acclaimed, “Graveward” (see review here) in 2015.

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Caelestia Debut New Video “Devil´s Game” & Reveal “Thanatopsis” Album Details

Greek Symphonic Extreme Metal band, Caelestia, will release their new album ‘Thanatopsis’, on December 8th via EMP Label Group/SPV. The album was mixed and mastered at Fredman Studios (Gothenburg, Sweden) by Fredrik Nordström (Dream Evil). Caelestia have posted a audio video for the song ‘Devil´s Game’, which can be viewed below.

Tracklist:

1. Intro / Time For Redemption
2. Initium Vitae Et Mortis
3. Thanatopsis
4. Chamber Of Torments
5. Devil´s Game
6. Dancing With The Demons
7. Travel To Eternity
8. Underlife
9. Martyrs (feat. Jason Bittner – OVERKILL, ex-FLOTSAM & JETSAM)
10. Lament Of The Sea

CAELEASTIA is:

Dimitra Talamantes Vintsou – Vocals
Nikos Palivos – Vocals
Vassilis Thomas – Guitars
Socratis Panagouleas – Drums
Stelios Varotsakis – Bass
Vangelis Evangelou – Guitars

The cover artwork was made by Gogo Melone (LUNA OBSCURA).

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Ne Obliviscaris Streaming New Guitar Playthrough Of “Urn (Part I) – And Within the Void We Are Breathless”

Today GuitarWorld.com and Ne Obliviscaris have teamed up to premiere an exclusive play-through video of the song “Urn (Part I) – And Within the Void We Are Breathless”. Watch this video below, courtesy of Guitar World.

‘Urn’ is bound to be a career defining moment for the band. The Australian extreme prog stars have honed and re-balanced the key elements of their unique sound to a razor sharp musical edge.

Fierce growls intertwine with emotive vocals, while devastating, intricate guitar riffs and thundering drums play against an unleashed violin and gorgeous string arrangements.
NE OBLIVICARIS innovate the epic, progressive and intense extreme metal forms of expression once again, marking a new peak in the steep rise of the band.

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Vecordious Reveal “Anthropogenic Deterioration” Album Details

Norway’s extreme metal band, Vecordious, have announced the release of their full-length album ‘Anthropogenic Deterioration’ on December 1st, 2017. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (Katatonia, Edge of Sanity, Karaboudjan, Pain). A teaser video can be viewed below.

The cover artwork for ‘Anthropogenic Deterioration’ was made by Chris Cold and the album layout by Tröllpeis.

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Augury Inks Record Deal With The Artisan Era

The wait is nearly over! Montreal-based progressive death metal crew Augury has been hard at work the last few years writing and recording a highly-anticipated third album to follow 2009’s “Fragmentary Evidence.”

Today the band is proud to announce signing a record deal with rising extreme metal label The Artisan Era, which will be followed by the release of Augury’s 3rd album in 2018.

The Canadian group comments: “We are proud to announce that Augury has teamed with The Artisan Era Records for the release of our third album. While the recording is entering the mixing/mastering process with Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) at The Grid Studios, Augury is back with a new creation, lyrically influenced by lost civilizations and their enigmas, musically following the roots from the two predecessors, 2004’s ‘Concealed,’ and 2009’s ‘Fragmentary Evidence.’ The album’s artwork and title will be disclosed in a further statement, so brace yourselves for its emergence in Spring 2018!”

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New Solo Album “Shadow Work” Announced By Warrel Dane

Warrel Dane, legendary vocalist of Sanctuary and Nevermore, will return with his second solo album, currently created under the guidance of renowned producer Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Helloween, Sebastian Bach) in 2018.

Titled “Shadow Work,” the album is the follow up to the 2008’s acclaimed, “Praises to the War Machine,” and stylistically strays away from its predecessor, which leaned towards a goth-tinged, less metallic rock sound. First rough mixes already reveal that “Shadow Work” will offer darker, heavier, more complex songs, occasionally flirting with extreme metal by incorporating such elements as blast beats and combining this with Warrel Dane’s unique, dramatic trademark vocals.

As with the previous Warrel Dane solo tours, including the 15th anniversary tour celebrating Nevermore’s classic, “Dead Heart in a Dead World,” the line-up for the record will consist of Johnny Moraes (guitars), Thiago Oliveira (guitars), Fabio Carito (bass) and Marcus Dotta (drums), who all have been playing with the Dane since 2014.

“Shadow Work” will be recorded during Autumn 2017 and is expected to be released in the first half of 2018 via Century Media Records worldwide.

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New Video Clip “Until Dawn” Posted By Veins

Italian metal act Veins has just released the brand new video for the song “Until Dawn,” which is taken from the debut album “Innocence.” Check it out in the player below.

Veins is a death metal band based out of Rome. “Innocence” was released worldwide on June 16, 2017 via Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records.

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