Eyes Wide Open Signs Deal With Sony Music

Eyes Wide Open is thrilled to announce the band just signed a distribution deal with Sony Music for an upcoming release. Guitarist Kristofer Strandberg comments:

“We are super stoked about this cooperation with Sony Music and together we will take EWO to the next level. Further information about the upcoming release is yet to be publicized and we are eagerly anticipating the next announcement!”

Since humble beginnings in Karlstad, Sweden back in 2011, Eyes Wide Open has offered clear melodies and catchy riffs with an immense sound leading the way in melodic death metal. In 2017 E.W.O comes back to life with the third and final part of an album trilogy.

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New Video “Born In Flames” Issued By Athorn

German melodic death metal act Athorn issued a new video clip for the song “Born in Flames.” The song appears on the latest album “Necropolis” – a post-apocalyptic concept album.

With “Born In Flames” the Germans open another chapter of the space western and this time the band reveals a soft side, as the tune is a genuine heavy metal ballad. The video shows singer Carsten Frank and in proper style Björn Spier on the acoustic guitar as comic characters which take turns with filigrane designed image sequences that reflect the topic of the epic concept album, including zombies, space cowboys, priests and not to forget the fine portion of end time romantic which is essential for a true ballad.

Check out the clip here:

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Overkill Joining Headbangers Ball Tour 2017 With Max & Iggor Cavalera

New Jersey thrash group Overkill released latest studio album “The Grinding Wheel” on February 10th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast. Touring for the album is about to kick into high gear.

After playing a few shows in Russia and Ukraine as well as several summer festivals, the band will be joining forces with metal legends Max & Iggor Cavalera, Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium, and up and coming German death squad Deserted Fear for the annual MTV Headbangers Ball trek. Dates for the 2017 edition are as follows:

26.11. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
27.11. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
29.11. D Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36
30.11. D Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
01.12. D Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
03.12. A Vienna – Gasometer
04.12. D Munich – Backstage
07.12. CH Pratteln – Z7
08.12. D Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
09.12. D Gießen – Hessenhallen
11.12. D Saarbrücken – Garage

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Voice Of Ruin Releases “Snakes In My Head” Video

Swiss melodic death metal group Voice Of Ruin just shared a video for new song “Snakes In My Head,” taken off the band’s upcoming third full-length album “Purge And Purify,” which is set for release on May 12th via Tenacity Music.

The video was directed by Brice Hincker and can be seen below, while “Purge And Purify” was produced, recorded and mixed in Cardiff by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, BMTH, Sylosis), mastered by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Opeth) and features the artwork of Travis Smith (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia).

1. Disgust
2. Horns
3. Blood Of Religions
4. Snakes In My Head
5. All Hail The King
6. I Confess
7. Voices From The Ruins
8. Animal Kingdom
9. Time For Revenge
10. Piracy

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Voice Of Ruin Reveals New Album “Purge And Purify”

Apparently done with the whole “farmer metal” aesthetic (boy, that sure makes the band photo we’ve got in the database even more amusing now though, doesn’t it?) Swiss melodic death metal group Voice Of Ruin recently completed the recordings for third full-length album “Purge And Purify,” which is set for release on May 12th via Tenacity Music.

The new album was produced, recorded and mixed in Cardiff by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, BMTH, Sylosis), mastered by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Opeth) and features the artwork of Travis Smith (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia). Pre-orders are now available at this location.

Recently, the Swiss five-piece group has unveiled a lyric video for the album’s first single “Horns” which can be seen below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Disgust
2. Horns
3. Blood Of Religions
4. Snakes In My Head
5. All Hail The King
6. I Confess
7. Voices From The Ruins
8. Animal Kingdom
9. Time For Revenge
10. Piracy

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New Music Video “Affliction” Released By Nightrage

Swedish melodic death metal act Nightrage released a video clip for the previously released song “Affliction.” The song appears on band’s new album “The Venomous,” which hits stores and digital outlets a week from today, March 31st, via Despotz Records.

The track listing for “The Venomous” is here:

1. The Venomous (see music video here)
2. Metamorphosis/Day Of Wrath
3. In Abhorrence
4. Affliction
5. Catharsis
6. Bemoan song streaming here)
7. The Blood
8. From Ashes Into Stone
9. Trail Of Ghosts
10. Disturbia
11. Desolation And Dismay
12. Denial Of The Soul (Instrumental)

Check out “Affliction” here:

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Soul Demise Streaming New Song “Deceive The Masses”

On May 19th, 2017 Soul Demise return with new album “Thin Red Line.” To get a first glimpse of the new material, today the band unveils “Deceive The Masses”. Starting with a mellow acoustic guitar, the song turns into a melodic death metal inferno – check it out below.

01. Plagued By Fear
02. Desperate Cry
03. Deceive The Masses
04. Empty
05. Live On The Edge
06. Frustration
07. T.R.L.O.S.
08. The Glow Of The Rich Man’s Friend
09. Purity Of Soul
10. Braindead
11. Hopeless Case

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New Song “Bemoan” Streaming From Nightrage

Swedish melodic death metal act Nightrage is streaming the new song “Bemoan.” The song is the latest track issued from the band’s new album “The Venomous,” which hits stores and digital outlets on March 31st via Despotz Records.

The track listing for “The Venomous” is here:

1. The Venomous (see music video here)
2. Metamorphosis/Day Of Wrath
3. In Abhorrence
4. Affliction (song streaming here)
5. Catharsis
6. Bemoan
7. The Blood
8. From Ashes Into Stone
9. Trail Of Ghosts
10. Disturbia
11. Desolation And Dismay
12. Denial Of The Soul (Instrumental)

Check out “Bemoan” here:

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Hammerdrone Offering “Dark Harvest” Title Track For Free Download

Canadian melodic death metal band Hammerdrone today releases the title track from forthcoming second album, “Dark Harvest,” as a free download – grab your copy at Bandcamp here.

At times crushingly heavy, and at times quietly introspective, the single showcases the band’s trademark marriage of intense aggression, melodic subtlety, and headbang-inducing-shout-out-choruses.

New album “Dark Harvest” is due to drop March 24th, 2017 and for more info be sure to check out our recent interview with the band.

Dark Harvest (Single) (Free Download) by Hammerdrone

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Eshtadur Posts New Song “Cornered At The Earth”

Colombian melodic death metal powerhouse Eshtadur just revealed new single “Cornered at the Earth.” The track, which is taken from upcoming album “Mother Gray” is highly recommended for fans of early Soilwork and At the Gates – check it out below.

Eshtadur launched in the fall of 2005 with the blazing demo “Timo Be Timo.” Since then, the group has released a pair of EPs and a potent duo of albums. A rich touring history includes performances across Colombia, Peru, and Mexico along with a headlining performance at Rock Al Parque in 2016.

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