Lyric Video For New Song “3rd Testament” Issued By Septicflesh

Gods of orchestral extreme metal, Septicflesh, will release the unrelenting new opus “Codex Omega” on September 1st in North America via Prosthetic Records. As a follow up to the release of the first single, “Dante’s Inferno,” the band dropped the colossal new track “3rd Testament (Codex Omega).” Grab ahold of your seat and listen via the new lyric video in the player towards the bottom.

The video was created by Cloud Music Typography. Guitarist Sotiris V. comments on the track, “As the release date of our new album is getting closer, it is appropriate to introduce you to the song that revolves around the main theme, “3rd Testament (Codex Omega)”. So, behold the anti-bible. Listen to the sutras of the 3rd and final book in the divine drama series…”

“Codex Omega” will be available as a 2-CD set, on purple wax vinyl as well as a U.S. indie retail store exclusive on white wax vinyl, and on all digital outlets. Preorders are up now and available at this location.

“Codex Omega” was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir) and features 10 tracks of that trademark blend of mystical atmosphere, relentless death guitar riffing and pale melodies. Lyrically and musically, “Codex Omega” is by far the most infernal release from Septicflesh to date. As a bonus, the CD and vinyl LP will come with an extra disc comprised of three orchestral tracks, once again featuring the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague.

The track list is:

CD 1:

1. Dante’s Inferno (see 360 degree video clip here)
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man
4. Martyr
5. Enemy of Truth
6. Dark Art
7. Our Church, Below the Sea
8. Faceless Queen
9. The Gospels of Fear
10. Trinity

CD 2:

1. Martyr of Truth
2. Dark Testament
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (Orchestral Version)

Check out “3rd Testament” here:

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Marduk Announces North American Tour Dates With Incantation, Abysmal Dawn

The Swedish black metal warmongers Marduk will return to North America once again this fall for the “Frontschwein” North America tour part 2.

Featuring support from death metal troupes Incantation and Abysmal Dawn, the tour will kick off in Los Angeles on August 18th, traveling southeast across the U.S. before voyaging across the border to Canada and making a final stop at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec on September 3rd.

8/18 Los Angeles, CA – Union #
8/20 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick #
8/21 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar #
8/22 San Antonio, TX – Korova #
8/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey #
8/24 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room #
8/25 Joliet, IL – The Forge #
8/26 Detroit, MI – Harpos #
8/27 Reading, PA – Reverb #
8/28 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611 #
8/29 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
8/30 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #
8/31 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi #
9/1 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s #
9/2 Toronto, ON – The Garrison #
9/3 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Petit Theatre #
# with Incantation & Abysmal Dawn

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Origin Streaming New Drum-Playthrough Video For “Truthslayer” From New Album “Unparalleled Universe”

Origin is streaming a new drum-playthrough video for “Truthslayer”, performed by John Longstreth and taken from the band’s new album “Unparalleled Universe”, which is out now via Nuclear Blast Records (North America) and Agonia Records (Rest of World).

Check out now “Truthslayer” below.

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Details Of New Album “Shades Of Humanity” Posted By Shadowside

Brazilian based metal act Shadowside revealed more details about the upcoming new album today. After several international tours and achieving international notoriety with the highly praised “Inner Monster Out,” in 2012, the band announces the brand new work “Shades of Humanity,” marking the official debut of new bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-Hammerfall). The album will be released in Japan on July 26th via Spiritual Beast, in North America/Europe on July 28th via EMP Label Group, owned by Megadeth’s bassist Dave Ellefson, and in Brazil on September 4th via Furia Music Records.

“Shades of Humanity” explores deep subjects such as depression, abortion, the Mariana dam disaster in Brazil and mankind’s moral values, branching out in musical ways nobody expected while still keeping their heavy guitar riffs and catchy melodies. The album was produced and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, Evergrey, In Flames, Dream Evil) and Henrik Udd (Architects, Dimmu Borgir, Dream Evil, Arch Enemy, Bring me the Horizon) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Shades of Humanity” features tracks such as “Unreality,” written by Magnus Rosén in partnership with guitarist Andy La Rocque (King Diamond), as well as go-for-the-throat scorchers like “Insidious Me”, modern-edged crushers “Make My Fate” and “The Fall” and “Alive”, track that is also going to be the album’s first music video. A sample of “What If,” one of the album’s tracks, can be heard in the player below.

The cover artwork (shown below) was developed by designer Douglas Jen of Furia Music, and demonstrates the heavy atmosphere of the lyrics, representing the several aspects of human personality, marked by defects and unfinished drawings that symbolize the imperfection of all people.

Check out the cover artwork and track list below:

1. The Fall
2. Beast Inside
3. What If
4. Make My Fate
5. Insidious Me
6. The Crossing
7. Stream of Shame
8. Parade the Sacrifice
9. Drifter
10. Unreality
11. Alive
12. Haunted (Bonus track for Japan)

Checkout the “What If” teaser clip here:

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Starkill Announces North American Tour Dates

Starkill is back to entice North America with killer live shows. Embarking on this crusade is new vocalist Sarah Lynn Collier, who was featured heavily on the bands’ latest record “Shadow Sleep.” Starkill’s Parker Jameson comments:

“Get ready for another four weeks of crushing Starkill material! This is our second headlining tour, but our first as a five-piece band, with Sarah Lynn Collier taking up a bigger vocal role.

“We’ll be playing a noteworthy set consisting of the majority of our most recent album ‘Shadow Sleep,’ as well as the special inclusion of a brand new track from our forthcoming album, which will fully demonstrate the power of our new lineup.”

6/28 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
6/29 Providence, RI – Fete Music Lounge
6/30 New York, NY – Blackthorn 51
7/1 Peterborough, NH – The Wreck Room
7/2 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
7/3 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
7/4 Toronto, ON – The Coalition
7/5 Detroit, MI – The Token Lounge
7/7 Janesville, WI – The Back Bar
7/9 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid Cabaret
7/11 Regina, SK – The Exchange
7/13 Calgary, AB – Dickens
7/14 Edmonton, AB – Brixx
7/15 Vancouver, BC – Pub 340
7/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
7/19 Denver, CO – Moon Room
7/20 El Paso, TX – The Rockhouse
7/21 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
7/22 Omaha, NE – Midtown Art
7/23 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Joint

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Origin Discusses Lyrics On New Album “Unparalleled Universe”

Origin’s “Unparalleled Universe” will be released on June 30th via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). Afterwards, Origin will also appear on the Summer Slaughter tour.

Vocalist Jason Keyser discusses lyrical content and the lyric writing process on that upcoming album in a new video available below. The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Infinitesimal to the Infinite
2. Accident and Error
3. Cascading Failures, Diminishing Returns
4. Mithridatic
5. Truthslayer
6. Invariance Under Transformation
7. Dajjal
8. Burden of Prescience
9. Unequivocal
10. Revolucion

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New Album “Codex Omega” Announced By Septicflesh, 360° Video “Dante’s Inferno” Available

Primordial, menacing and majestic; Septicflesh – the gods of orchestral extreme metal – return with the new album “Codex Omega.” The first single “Dante’s Inferno” can be seen as 360° video below.

Available September 1st in North America via Prosthetic Records, the album will be available as a 2-CD set, on purple wax vinyl as well as a US indie retail store exclusive on white wax vinyl and through all digital outlets. Pre-orders are up now and available at this location.

“Codex Omega” was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir) and features 10 tracks of their trademark blend of mystical atmosphere, relentless death guitar riffing and pale melodies. Lyrically and musically, Codex Omega is by far the most infernal release from Septicflesh to date. As a bonus, the CD and vinyl LP will come with an extra disc comprised of three orchestral tracks, once again featuring the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague.

The track listing is as follows:

CD 1:

1. Dante’s Inferno
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man
4. Martyr
5. Enemy of Truth
6. Dark Art
7. Our Church, Below the Sea
8. Faceless Queen
9. The Gospels of Fear
10. Trinity

CD 2:

1. Martyr of Truth
2. Dark Testament
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (Orchestral Version)

The video was created by Tommy Jones at Videohammer studios. Guitarist Sotiris V. comments on the track, “We are proud to present the first track from the upcoming album, Codex Omega. The song is appropriately entitled “Dante’s Inferno”, acting as a gateway to hell… as it was inscribed on the top of the Hellgate in the famous poem by Dante Alighieri, ‘Through me you pass into the city of woe; Through me you pass into eternal pain; Through me among the people lost for aye’. This is just the first glimpse – the entrance to our new album. Stay tuned as more will gradually be revealed with the release date of our new album getting closer…”

Check out “Dante’s Inferno” here:

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Siberian Posts “Kingdoms” Track

Swedish sludge metal band Siberian is today streaming “Kingdoms,” a track taken from the “Through Ages of Sleep” album that will be released in North America on June 30th, 2017.

“Through Ages of Sleep” is Siberian’s second theme-based album in the “Age” trilogy. The Swedish three-piece mixes influences from American sludge and Scandinavian metal to create a unique wall of sound in this trilogy.

The album was written and based on band members Gus Ring, Linus Marron, and Daniel Eklöw’s own dreams during a 2 year period.

Returning to Joona Hassinen and his Studio Underjord to record “Through Ages of Sleep” was the obvious choice for the band, keeping the trilogy true to its core.Mastering was done by Brad Boatright at AudioSieg, while Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Miasmal) illustrated the album on oil panel.

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New Video Clip “Fake Disciples” Issued By Warchest

Chilean metal band Warchest has released its fourth music video “Fake Disciples” in support of the latest album “Downfall.” All the images featured in this music video were recorded at the Sobredosis 2 Festival at Arena Recoleta on Nov 26, 2016 in Santiago, Chile.

The video was directed by Cristóbal Narváez. “Downfall” was released via Digmetalworld Records and distributed in North America via MVD Entertainment Group.

Check out the clip here:

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Ancient Re-Releasing “Trolltaar” EP

Norwegian extreme metal group Ancient is re-releasing the “Trolltaar” EP (1995) via Sleaszy Rider Records.

This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, with a vinyl edition to also soon be available.

Ancient released long-awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead,” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

It arrived a mere 12 years following previous full-length album “Night Visit.” Catch Ancient live on these upcoming live appearances:

7/20 2017 – Gothoom Festival Ostry Grun – Slovakia
12/2 2017 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
12/3 2017 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland
5/12 2018 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria

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