Rotting Christ Posts New Song “Fire, God And Fear” Online

Greek black metal veterans Rotting Christ has posted a new song online entitled, “Fire, God And Fear”. You can check it out here. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new album, “The Heretics,” which is set to be released through Season Of Mist on February 15th. Speaking about the song, the band stated:

“Dear Metal brothers around,

“After almost three years of silence and countless hours of inner search, we can proudly announce our fresh artistic worry that is represented from the song “Fire, God and Fear” that is taken from the upcoming opus “The Heretics'” that will be released later next year. A song that definitelly won’t create a clear opinion on how the new album will sound but can show the Heretic and atmospheric approach we have choosed with our latest creation. Hope you will enjoy our new creation and untill we cross paths mentally…

“Non Serviam brothers & sisters!”

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New Album “A Game You Cannot Win” Announced By Heretic

Legendary Los Angeles power thrashers Heretic return with the first album in 5 years! Heretic has just completed recording the forthcoming release entitled “A Game You Can Not Win” with a release date of October 27th via Dissonance Productions. Pre-order the album at this location.

Heretic was born during the early 80’s Metal scene in Southern California and was one of the top acts in the L.A. area. This drew the attention of Metal Blade Records who went on to sign the act. The band was the first featured on the Metal Massacre 7 compilation. Later the group released the EP “Torture Knows No Boundary,” and the full length LP “Breaking Point.” After the release of “Breaking Point,” the band split up when then lead singer Mike Howe joined Metal Church.

Instead of continuing on guitarist Brian Korban, and bassist Dennis Ohara went on to form the band Reverend with former Metal Church singer David Wayne. Flash forward 20+ years, Heretic is back with the Classic Metal/Thrash sound. The band released “A Time Of Crisis” on Metal On Metal Records in 2012, the first release in over 2 decades. 5 years on….The Heretic Has Returned!

The track list for “A Game You Cannot Win” is:

1. Intro
2. This World Called Hell
3. A Game You Cannot Win
4. Demonized
5. Broken Hero
6. Never Added Up
7. Relentless
8. Before The Fall
9. Master At Her Game
10. Immaculate Deception
11. Annihilate
12. Everything’s About To Change
13. Outro

A teaser clip for the album is available here:

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Liber Null Releasing New Album “I – The Serpent”

Today, Osmose Productions sets November 25th as the international release date for Liber Null’s debut album, “I – The Serpent.”

Unrelenting and unrepenting black metal in the vein of Marduk and Watain, Liber Null features members of Acherontas, Fides Inversa, Blut Aus Nord, and Frostmoon Eclipse. The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Unrepenting Son
2. Below and Beyond
3. I – The Serpent
4. Dereliction
5. Unholy Cosmogony
6. The Heretic’s Tongue

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Mercyless Streams Full New Album “Pathetic Divinity”

French death metal group Mercyless just shared a full stream of sixth studio full-length album “Pathetic Divinity.” The stream comes well in advance of the October 7th release date via Kaotoxin Records and can be heard below (courtesy of Decibel Magazine).

Produced by Philippe Reinhalter at the Psykron Studio (Putrid Offal, Division Alpha, etc.) and mastered by Frédéric Motte at the Conkrete Studio (Anata, Otargos, Putrid Offal, etc.), “Pathetic Divinity” will also mark the band’s 30th anniversary celebration.

01. Blood of Lambs
02. Pathetic Divinity
03. A Representation of Darkness
04. My Name Is Legion
05. Exhort the Heretic
06. Left to Rot
07. Eucharistic Adoration
08. Christianist
09. How Deep Is Your Hate?
10. Liturgiæ
11. Bless Me Father [2015 version] *
12. Probably Impure [2015 version] *
13. Eucharistic Adoration [2015 version] *
* Bonus Tracks


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Serpent Spells Releasing “Mantras Within Ascending Fire” EP

Hailing from Bangladesh, the three-piece Serpent Spells is yet another band to get under the wings of Godz Ov War Productions.

Owing to the collaboration, a debut EP entitled “Mantras Within Ascending Fire” will be released May 31st. The cover artwork was created by Michael Capili, and the EP’s track listing is as follows:

1. Prism of Flesh (Entrance)
2. Piercing the Cervix of Nehemah
3. Scourge Heretic Consecration
4. Mantras Within Ascending Fire

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Heretic’s Dream Posts “Secret Place” Music Video

Italian progressive rock/metal band Heretic’s Dream today premieres a new video for the song “Secret Place.”

This track is taken from forthcoming album “Floating State Of Mind,” due out on February 12th, 2016 via Sliptrick Records. The “Floating State Of Mind” track listing is as follows:

1. Face The Agony
2. Pilgrim
3. Master Your Demons
4. Soul Driven
5. Hide Yourself
6. Momentum
7. Secret Place
8. Walk Alone
9. Golden Cage
10. A New Season

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Metal Inquisitor Re-Releasing “The Apparition” And “Doomsday For The Heretic”

Good news for Metal Inquisitor fans – the band’s first two albums “The Apparition” and “Doomsday For The Heretic” will be re-released.

Debut album “The Apparition” will feature an exclusive bonus track and the second album “Doomsday For The Heretic” will come with a full bonus CD titled “Live At The Rock Hard Festival 2007.”

Additionally, both albums will also be available as limited and numbered gatefold LPs, due out on August 14, 2015. Track listings are as follows:

“The Apparition” (Re-Release)
01. Take Revenge
02. Zombie Drivers
03. Run For Your Life
04. Daze Of Avalon
05. Watch The Phoenix Die
06. Bernardo Gui
07. My Sacrifice
08. Get Down
09. The Duke
10. Twardy Jak Skala (Open Fire Cover)
11. Wild Catz (Bonus Track)

“Doomsday For The Heretic” (Re-Release)
01. Recall Of The Heretical Past
02. Doomsday For The Heretic
03. Restricted Agony
04. Thane Of Cawdor
05. Star Chaser
06. Midnight Rider
07. Legion Of Grey
08. Infamia
09. Logan’s Run
10. M4-A1
11. Invader (Judas Priest Cover)

Bonus CD “Live At The Rock Hard Festival 2007”
01. Doomsday For The Heretic
02. Restricted Agony
03. Take Revenge
04. Logan’s Run
05. Persuader
06. Daze Of Avalon
07. Zombie Drivers
08. M4-A1
09. R.I.F. (Resistance Is Futile)

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Slipknot Streaming Rock On The Range 2015 Pro-Shot Live Video Footage

Slipknot is streaming professionally filmed live video footage of the band’s May 15th performance at the Rock On The Range festival, in Columbus, Ohio.

Check out the opening song “Sarcastrophe” below.

All featured songs:

01. Sarcastrophe
02. The Heretic Anthem
03. Psychosocial
04. The Devil In I
05. AOV
06. Wait And Bleed
07. Vermilion
08. Killpop
09. Before I Forget
10. Duality
11. Eyeless
12. Spit It Out
13. Custer
14. 742617000027
15. (sic)
16. Surfacing

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Lonewolf Announces “Cult Of Steel” North American Release

Following a European October release, Lonewolf will release the “Cult Of Steel” album in North America on January 20th, 2015 via Massacre Records.

“Cult Of Stel” was recorded by Xavier Sindt at Microclimat Studio, France. It was mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf (Powerwolf) at Studio Greywolf, Germany. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Cult of Steel
2. Hordes of the Night
3. Werewolf Rebellion
4. Blood of the Heretic
5. Hell’s Legacy
6. Funeral Pyre
7. Force to Fight
8. Open Fire
9. Mysterium Fidei
10. The Grey Wolves
11. Made in Hell ’14
12. Children of Unlight ’14

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1349 stream POSSESSED cover track

Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 have released a cover track taken from death metal pioneers POSSESSED. The track, titled “The Heretic” is streaming now; Massive Cauldron of Chaos by 1349 Previously, “The Heretic” was only available on the limited North American version of 1349’s new album, ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ on CD digipak. ‘Massive Cauldron […]

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