Handful of Dust Share Two New Songs From Upcoming New Album “Cosmopolis”

Italian progressive death metal band Handful of Dust is about to release their new album called “Cosmopolis”. Their new album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen and features 11 tracks. Handful of Dust released two songs from it via Bandcamp streaming below.

Cosmopolis by Handful of Dust

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Zar Stranga Streaming 2017 Album “Небесният ковач”

Bulgarian Pagan/Folk Metal band Zar Stranga is streaming their 2017 full-length album “Небесният ковач” below. Zar Stranga was formed in 2007 by Stanislav Stefanovski . It started as a solo project until 2014, when new members joined forces with a new vision: Making an original combination of black metal and Bulgarian folk music to spread Bulgarian culture through metal. In the year of 2015, the band released two demos. With the second demo, the band was featured as “Band of the week” in a couple of underground black metal forums.

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New Tracks Streaming From Thunder And Lightning

German melodic power metal act Thunder And Lightning released two new tracks – “Welcome to the Darkside” and “Black Eyed Child.” The songs can be heard in the players below.

The band is changing with the industry – choosing to release a new song per month this year with a full length CD available at the end of the year. Check out the announcement here:

Check out “Welcome to the Darkside” here:

Check out “Black Eyed Child” here:

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Earth Rot Kicking Off Australian Tour Dates, Posts New EP Online

Following recent tours across Asia and Europe, tomorrow Perth’s black/death metal foursome Earth Rot will embark upon another run of live shows, this time throughout Australia.

The tour kicks off tomorrow, April 14th in Geelong and will wrap up on April 23rd in Adelaide. A complete list of the band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Earth Rot will be touring in support of new EP “Chthonian Virtuesm” which was released two days ago and is now streaming in its entirety after the jump.

14th April – Barwon Club, Geelong
15th April – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
16th April – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
17th April – Crowbar, Brisbane
22nd April – Amplifier Bar, Perth
23rd April – Enigma Bar, Adelaide

Chthonian Virtues by Earth Rot

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Horna Reveals New Album “Hengen Tulet”

Horna should need no introduction: for over 20 years now, the Finnish black metal institution – founded by uber-prolific guitarist/songwriter Shatraug has built a vast, virulent body of work.

Hailing the ancient ways, Horna has always honored the underground with myriad EP and split releases. In the interim since the last album for W.T.C. Productions (2013’s “Askel lähempänä Saatanaa”) the quintet released two splts, with Den Saakaldte and Demonic Christ, and now arrives a ninth full-length album titled “Hengen Tulet.”

Due out September 22, the new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Amadriada
2. Ajan Päättyessä
3. Nekromantia
4. Tämä Maailma Odottaa
5. Saatanalle
6. Puhdas
7. Ikuisuuden Kynnyksellä
8. Sodan Roihu
9. Hurmos
10. Profeettasi

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Spite Releasing “Trapped In The Pentagram”

Spite will be releasing a two-track EP via Iron Bonehead Productions on April 27th, with the label commenting:

“Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present the first 7” EP from one of American black metal’s most promising names, Spite’s ‘Trapped in the Pentagram.’ Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Spite has only released two, teasing tracks to date – one on a single-song demo, ‘Desecration Rites,’ and the other on a six-way split LP – but those who have heard those two songs have become entranced by the shadowy band’s witching metal.

“For truly Spite creates bewitching black metal of an ancient variety, thrashing and hysteric and yet also imbued with a particularly cobwebbed atmosphere that knows no era nor decade…nor even century.

“Spite continue that upward/downward trajectory with two exclusive tracks on ‘Trapped in the Pentagram:’ Solomon’s Seal is broken, and the lord has now become TRAPPED IN THE PENTAGRAM!”

A1. Trapped In The Pentagram
B1. Desecration Rites (2015 Version)

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Wicked Inquisition Releasing New Self-Titled Album

Minnesota’s Wicked Inquisition is a band that plays doom the way it was meant to be played – loud and heavy, with a psychedelic twist. This is music inspired by legends such as The Obsessed, Saint Vitus and of course, Black Sabbath.

Wicked Inquisition was initially formed in 2008 by guitarist/vocalist Nate Towle, who sought to combine his influences of Black Sabbath, Budgie, Blue Oyster Cult and others into the formidable sound it is today.

The band has released two EPs so far, and will release a self-titled full length on May 8th, 2015. Check out the song “Black Magik Nacht” below.

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Lorna Shore Enters The Recording Studio

New Jersey metal band Lorna Shore just entered The Machine Shop recording studio to begin work on a new full-length album with producer Will Putney (Thy Art Is Murder, Upon A Burning Body, Fit For An Autopsy). The album will be released next spring through Density Records.

“We’re really excited to work with Will on these new songs,” said guitarist Adam DeMicco. “The songs are a lot darker, heavier and more technical and we can’t wait to get this music out for everyone to hear.”

Formed in 2010, vocalist Tom Barber, guitarist Adam DeMicco, bassist Gary Herrera and drummer Austin Archey have previously released two EP’s, 2011’s “Born Kingdom” and 2014’s “Maleficium.” Guitarist Connor Deffley joined the band in 2014.

A music video for “Cre(h)ate” off the “Maleficium” EP can also be seen below.

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Ancient Dome Signs Record Deal With Punishment 18

Punishment 18 Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a new record deal:

“Italian thrash metallers Ancient Dome have signed a new record deal with Punishment 18 Records for the release of the new, third full-length album of their career.

“The group already released two albums with Punishment 18 Records, ‘Human Key’ (2009) and ‘Perception of this World’ (2010).”

Further details are forthcoming, and you can also find more info on Ancient Dome at the band’s Facebook profile.

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Shear Posts “Katharsis” In-Studio Videos

Shear’s new album “Katharsis” is set to drop via Lifeforce Records on March 24th in Europe and on April 1st in North America.

The band has also now released two in-studio video clips showcasing the creation of the album, which can be seen below. Pre-orders for “Katharsis” are available at this location.

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