New Heart Streaming New Song “One Less Chain”

Indiana hardcore band New Heart has announced their new vocalist, Hayden French, with a new song, titled “One Less Chain,” over at No Echo. “I have wanted to be in a Straight Edge band for years,” shares French, “but never have had the opportunity. Being in a band focused on positivity, belief, and social change is a privilege. I’m grateful for the opportunity and ecstatic for what we have coming up in the future.”

The band adds, “Hayden has given us a renewed passion for what we do and why we do it. We feel like he is the absolute best fit for this band and we couldn’t be more excited for the new direction we’re headed.”

You can hear “One Less Chain” below.

One Less Chain by New Heart

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Entheos Premiere New Video For “Inverted Earth (I)”/”Sunshift (II)”

Entheos, comprised of masterful musicians who cut their teeth in bands like Animals as Leaders and The Faceless, have now released a playthrough video for their tracks “Inverted Earth (I)“/”Sunshift (II)“. The band’s new album “Dark Future” is in stores now.

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Tears of Kali Premiere New Music Video For “Moon Ritual” From New Album “Dive Into Ascension”

Hungarian mordern metal act Tears of Kali premiere a new music video for “Moon Ritual”, taken from their new album “Dive Into Ascension”, out in stores now.

Check out now “Moon Ritual” below.

Says drummer Milán Leindler:

“There’s this strange ambivalence, because the band itself is fresh, its members have known each other for quite some time. The road was long up until this point, but what matters is our future.What you guys can hear is the product of a three-year work. With the lyrics we want to be one step forward, we don’t just want to raise attention towards certain problems, many did that before us, and many will… we would like to offer solutions, a kind of synthesis. There are instances when you have to choose between left and right… well, with Dive into Ascension, we chose upward!”

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Tears of Kali Premiere New Music Video For “Moon Ritual” From New Album “Dive Into Ascension”

Hungarian mordern metal act Tears of Kali premiere a new music video for “Moon Ritual”, taken from their new album “Dive Into Ascension”, out in stores now.

Check out now “Moon Ritual” below.

Says drummer Milán Leindler:

“There’s this strange ambivalence, because the band itself is fresh, its members have known each other for quite some time. The road was long up until this point, but what matters is our future.What you guys can hear is the product of a three-year work. With the lyrics we want to be one step forward, we don’t just want to raise attention towards certain problems, many did that before us, and many will… we would like to offer solutions, a kind of synthesis. There are instances when you have to choose between left and right… well, with Dive into Ascension, we chose upward!”

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Watain Premieres New Track & Music Video “Nuclear Alchemy”

Watain premieres a video for its new single “Nuclear Alchemy“. You can find that song on the band’s forthcoming sixth studio album, “Trident Wolf Eclipse“, which will be out in stores January 05th via Century Media.

Comments the band of the new album:

“After 20 years of carving our own path through and out of the world, Trident Wolf Eclipse feels like a worthy point of arrival indeed. One of power and force, shining a new harsh light upon all that has been, those that perished along the way, the life altering struggle and triumphant ecstasy of Watain. Trident Wolf Eclipse is however not about the past, nor the future, it is about here and now, and we sincerely look forward to show you all what that implies. To all those that are as impatient as we are for that day to come; Thank you for your unending support and see you soon.

– Watain, October 31, the year of our Lord 2017″

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New Album “Excerpts From The Future Past” Streaming In Full From Hällas

Swedish psychedelic metal band Hällas is streaming the entire new album “Excerpts From The Future Past,” a celebration of its release today (October 13th) via The Sign Records. The album comes courtesy of Toilet Ov Hell at this location. However, we made it more convenient by placing a player on the bottom for you to enjoy the release right here.

The track list for “Excerpts From The Future Past” is:

1. The Astral Seer
2. Repentance
3. Nebulon’s Tower
4. The Golden City of Semyra
5. Star Rider (see video clip here)
6. Shadow of the Templar
7. Illusion Sky

Check out the album here:

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Animae Silentes Releases “Suffocated” Album

Dark gothic Italian metal band Animae Silentes today releases nes album “Suffocated” via Sliptrick Records in all regular formats worldwide. This new album deals with the difficult and overwhelming moments we face, of love and hope for better days in the future.

The disc was recorded mixed and mastered by Oscar Burato at Atomic Stuff recording studio (Isorella, BS, Italy). The general sound of “Suffocated” is a constant roller coaster between dark, calm moments sung in a low and soft voice interjected with powerful, heavy and intense sections with higher, more emotive vocals.

01. Intro
02. Burning In Silence
03. Purgatorium
04. Eville
05. Nothing Else To Remind
06. Illusion
07. Save Me
08. Desperation Road
09. Madman Town
10. Lost In My Soul
11. Suffocated

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Trippy New Video “Star Rider” Available From Hällas

Swedish psychedelic metal band Hällas released a video clip for the new song “Star Rider,” the new single from the upcoming album “Excerpts From The Future Past,” which is due out October 13th via The Sign Records.

The video can be seen via Doomed and Stoned over at this location, or more conveniently in the player below.

The track list for “Excerpts From The Future Past” is:

1. The Astral Seer (song streaming here)
2. Repentance
3. Nebulon’s Tower
4. The Golden City of Semyra
5. Star Rider
6. Shadow of the Templar
7. Illusion Sky

Check out “Star Rider” here:

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Xandria Splits With Vocalist Dianne Van Giersbergen

German symphonic metal band Xandria has now split with its fifth vocalist, officially parting ways with Dianne van Giersbergen today. The group issued this statement:

“Dear all, we are very sad about the situation that we and you, the people following Xandria, have to face now. After we already had to cancel many concerts since July due to Dianne not being able to perform we had now been informed by her that she is leaving the band with immediate effect.

“This happened after we published news that the upcoming concerts will be played with a temporary replacement singer. It was clear to everyone, including Dianne, that it was supposed to be a temporary solution only. We had to learn about her departure in a way that has been surprising us very much and with a statement in which we do not recognize ourselves in.

“We have been very downhearted about not being able to play these concerts, and probably would not have been able to play for an undetermined time also in the future. For that reason, we wanted to play at least the concerts in November and December with a temporary replacement singer that can celebrate the music we love so much together with you and us, instead of cancelling any more concerts.

“We always have been doing our best to be there for you fans, so we tried the same in this difficult situation. Just as we always tried to find a good way to care for all members of the band to live the passion that is music, which can sometimes be difficult for everyone. Unfortunately, it seems that Dianne´s needs and goals were drifting apart from the band´s ones.

“However, we are proudly looking back at what we achieved together and we are thanking Dianne for the great times we shared and everything she did for the band. We wish her all the best for what she is heading for on her future way. We will live the passion we have for our music together with you all on our concerts in November, December & beyond! With a heavy heart, but at the same time looking forward to the future and to see you out there sharing our music with you,

“Philip, Marco, Steven & Gerit.”

Dianne tells a very different version of events, posting this message online via Facebook about her departure from Xandria:

“The moment I promised you and me that would never come is here: I am leaving Xandria. And the reason is simple: staying in the band would cause further damage to the health problems the band has caused me.

“For nearly 2 years now I’ve been trying to put band and management issues on the table, with the sole reason to keep this band healthy, together and ready for the future. Today I am sad to say that my attempts failed and have been ignored, that my cries for help have been met with financial threats and emotional extortion and that my persistence to keep on going, ignoring all the warning signs, has left me with uncontrollable stress symptoms (confirmed by doctors). I am a fighter, but I’ve come to see that this is one I cannot win. I don’t want to leave, I love the music that I got to write for you – which is 100% me – but I can’t live, can’t perform, can simply not exist in an environment that harms me. This environment does not care for me nor for the fans (even proposed me to playback in order to do more shows in a row) and somehow miraculously never generated any financial outcome and therefore no stability for any of its band members.

“Yesterday evening the last hope I had of ever reconciling with the boys was shattered when they made a statement announcing that ‘I’ could not perform with the band anymore, forgetting to mention that I am in this unhealthy position because of Xandria & management. Not surprisingly they also already have a replacement for me and kicked me out of every Xandria social media page. With that they’ve send me one last clear message: they are not interested in fixing the situation nor are they willing to support me if that means (partly) stepping away from the business perspective (quote: ‘we are not friends’) which leads me to conclude what I know now: it is time for me to close this chapter and wish them the best of luck in continuing the band I loved so much.

“Now, I don’t know where we will meet again, but I didn’t follow my passion, study all those hours and travel all those roads to simply give up. I’m sad to close this chapter, but I’m sure there will be another one to write. In the meantime I will be focussing on what does make me happy and I will be posting my daily business and updates on my Precious Metal Jewelry and Ex Libris stuff as usual. I very much hope to see you online so we can stay in touch and who knows, maybe one day in an audience again. Thank you all for understanding, for your love and support! I am forever grateful.”

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Usnea Debuts New Song “Eidolons and the Increate” From Upcoming New Album “Portals Into Futility”

Portland doom outfit Usnea debuts a new song entitled “Eidolons and the Increate”, taken from the upcoming new album “Portals Into Futility”, which will be out in stores September 8 via Relapse Records.

Check out now “Eidolons and the Increate” below.

Explains Usnea:

“‘Eidolons and the Increate’ ebbs from a murkiness in the future where humanity has fallen from a technological grace, the sun is dying and callous brutality is the way of the land. Mirroring the dark psychedelia of its source of inspiration, Gene Wolfe’s Shadow of the Torturer, it is a meditation on the self-destructive conceits of humanity.”

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