Vale Premiere New Song “Final Flesh” From Upcoming New Album “Burden of Sight”

Oakland, CA’s black metal band Vale premiere a new track called “Final Flesh”, taken from their upcoming new album “Burden of Sight”, which will be released on May 24th by The Flenser.

Check out now “Final Flesh” below.

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Darkthrone Reveals New Album “Old Star” Release Date And Artwork

Legendary Norwegian black metal duo Darkthrone has announced that they have completed work on a new studio album entitled, “Old Star.” The record will be released on May 31st and contains six tracks, produced by vocalist/guitarist Nocturno Culto, with mixing handled by Sanford Parker (Voivod) at Hypercube Studios. Mastering is courtesy of Jack Control. The album can be pre-ordered here

Fenriz enthuses, “‘Old Star’ – again we are here with THE RIFFS! A while after our previous Arctic Thunder album it became apparent that we would continue in that same style, BLACK OLD HEAVY METAL with slow thrash, classic doom and slow death metal. As many have focussed on the 70s sound over the last 20 years, the mix on our new album has ended up being more 80s than ever. The songs are more metal than ever! Ted’s songs have alot of black metal in them, faster and slower but also doomier parts and reoccurring parts. My songs are more linear written, it’s an ancient 80s underground trick, with breaks, all slow heavy or slow thrash, classic doom or slow death.”

He continues, “All in all it is our most 80s album so far and our most metal one to date with drum sound typical for the 80s USA/German market and damned lyrics, which are all written by me. We feel that Old Star is the big brother of ‘Arctic Thunder.’ More solid and with even better riffs.”

Tracklisting:

1. I Muffle Your Inner Choir
2. The Hardship Of The Scots
3. Old Star
4. Alp Man
5. Duke Of Gloat
6. The Key Is Inside The Wall

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Employed To Serve Premiere New Music Video For “Harsh Truth”

Employed To Serve‘s new song “Harsh Truth” has landed with a music video for the single having premiered online via YouTube below. The group’s new record “Eternal Forward Motion” will be released on May 10th through Spinefarm Records.

Vocalist Justine Jones said of the track:

“In 2017, 5,821 suicides were registered in the UK and is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds. These statistics are staggering, but all is not lost as there has been a decline in attempts thanks to the work of charities such as Samaritans. Lyrically, ‘Harsh Truth‘ is an anthem for the ill-represented masses who are struggling behind the veil of positive social media posts. The world is a better place with you in it, so stay alive and seek help as it’s always there.”

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Possessed Posts New Visualizer Video “No More Room In Hell”

Possessed, arguably the world’s first death metal band, has posted a new visualizer video online for the song, “No More Room In Hell.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new album, “Revelations Of Oblivion,” which will be released on May 10th through Nuclear Blast Records and is their first release since the 1987 EP, “The Eyes Of Horror” and their first full length since their 1986 sophomore album, “Beyond The Gates.”

Tracklisting:

1. Chant Of Oblivion
2. No More Room In Hell
3. Dominion
4. Damned
5. Demon
6. Abandoned
7. Shadowcult
8. Omen
9. Ritual
10. The Word
11. Graven
12. Temple Of Samael

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Sühnopfer Premiere New Song “L’Hoirie de mes Ancestres” From Upcoming New Album “Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes”

French black metal band Sühnopfer premiere a new song entitled “L’Hoirie de mes Ancestres”, taken from their upcoming new album “Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes”, which will be released on May 10th by by Debemur Morti Productions.

Check out now “L’Hoirie de mes Ancestres” below.

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Sadistik Forest Premiere New Song “Bones Of A Giant” From Upcoming New Album “Morbid Majesties”

Finland’s death metal unit Sadistik Forest premiere a new song called “Bones Of A Giant”, taken from their upcoming new album “Morbid Majesties”, which will be released on May 25th by Transcending Obscurity Records, digitally and on CD (including an autographed metallic green embossed box set).

Check out now “Bones Of A Giant” below.

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Stortregn Debut New Track From Upcoming Album “Emptiness Fills The Void”

Swiss blackened death band STORTREGN is streaming the opening track “Through The Dark Gates” from their upcoming album. Their fourth album “Emptiness Fills The Void” will be released on May 25 through Non Serviam Records.

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Sadistik Forest Premiere New Song “Zero Progress” From Upcoming New Album “Morbid Majesties”

Finland’s death metal unit Sadistik Forest premiere a new song entitled “Zero Progress”, taken from their upcoming new album “Morbid Majesties”, which will be released on May 25th by Transcending Obscurity Records, digitally and on CD (including an autographed metallic green embossed box set).

Check out now “Zero Progress” below.

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Zarraza Premiere New Video & Song “Shadows” From Upcoming New Album “Necroshiva”

Kazakhstan’s ZARRAZA have just released a video for their song “Shadows”. The song is taken from their new album Necroshiva which is being released on May 11th.

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At The Gates Posts New Video, “Daggers Of Black Haze” Online

Swedish melodic death metal revolutionaries At The Gates has posted a new music video online for the song, “Daggers Of Black Haze.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the group’s forthcoming new studio album, “To Drink From The Night Itself,” which will be released on May 18th through Century Media.

At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg commented: “‘Daggers Of Black Haze’represents the more progressive side of the new record. It has a lot of reference-points to our early back catalogue, both style wise, and the emotional setting. It is desperate and urgent, but still melancholic and epic. It is conceptually one of the cornerstones of the album. Driving home the point of the need for a war on apathy and the populistic forces that takes advantage of it. This is a fight against the abyss. A beacon for the importance of real art, real forms of expression, and importance of our understanding of our mutual cultural history. The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu once again, and it is full of symbolism and heavy on the conceptual side. Costin displays the war for art and the importance of standing up to the oppressive powers and paradigms with his film. It is beautiful, striking, melancholic and I am very happy to see his vision of my concept.”

Video director Costin Chioreanu added: “Being aware of the heavy topic in this song I realized that making a video for it represents a mandatory mission for the art, in general. Speaking today of the way how the ruling class guided the evolution in art and the perception upon it, the weight of the history, which is deeply buried in the artifacts’ structures and ideologies, I take this song and the means of illustrating it as a pure and genuine artistic attitude. In the course of time, an imposed perception projected through the manipulation of the art by those holding the power, took the shape of an idol in the viewers’ eyes, it became their main light, the source of the imaginary, artistic beliefs and patterns. The presence of the main character depicted on the newest At The Gates cover and artwork – Alcyoneus, the oldest hero among the giant warriors – is here as well. His bust was rebuilt for this video, but it got a new face. Now his mouth is closed and therefore, he is reduced to silence due to the new paradigms and the oppression’s influence in art. Yet, this character continues to defy the primitive human nature. The snake’s symbol and the eternal temptation offered by the bestial side of the self are also present here, and they work hand in hand with the new Alcyoneus’ image. The video goes fast through different moments in the history, including the perception of art and human nature, and it employs a heavy, almost funeral type of visual tone. This time I have also decided to base all my work on a pretty sharp type of image, as sharp as the blade of the daggers. Regarding imagery, there is darkness, heaviness, hate and anger, which accede to death, primordial co-habitation and they are all enshroud with an almost political type of solemnity. The revolutionary spirit emerges through the mere existence of this video per se. At some points, short scenes depicting nature come as an invitation to a philosophic reflection on the monumental character of the art required by politics. This is how I felt this song, its lyrics and all the explanations provided by Tomas for this particular tune.”

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