Deicide Posts New Video, “Defying The Sacred” Online

Death metal icons Deicide have returned with “Overtures Of Blasphemy,” which sees the band return to their roots to create a stellar and uncompromising extreme metal masterpiece. The effort was produced by the world-renowned Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium) at Audio Hammer Studios.

“Overtures Of Blasphemy” was released today via Century Media Records at digital retailers and streaming sites. Due to a manufacturing delay, all US physical purchase copies will be available next week, on September 21st.

A new music video for “Defying The Sacred” can be viewed below. The clip was directed by the renowned Scott Hansen (Animals As Leaders, Whitechapel).

Cover art was created by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Mayhem).

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New Album In Full “Plus Une Main A Mordre” Streaming In Full From Throane

French claustrophobic black metal project Throane – created by the renowned Artist Dehn – is streaming the entire new album “Plus Une Main A Mordre” via Bandcamp, which you can check out in the player below. The album releases today (October 20th) via Debemur Morti Productions.

The track listing is:

1. Aux Tirs Et Aux Traits
2. Et Ceux En lesquels Ils Croyaient…
3. À Trop Réclamer Les vers
4. Et Tout Finira Par Chuter
5. Mille Autres
6. Plus Une Main À Mordr

Check out the album here:

Plus Une Main A Mordre by THROANE

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Video Clip For New Single “Hell Moon” Offered By Eleine

Eleine – the Swedish symphonic metal act fronted by Madeleine Liljestam – issued a video clip for the band’s new single “Hell Moon (We Shall Never Die).” The single dropped on September 22nd via Black Lodge Records.

“Hell Moon (We Shall Never Die), is about rising up together, and that the will to fight shall never die. Fighting for reality and truth, against lies and greed.”, says guitarist/vocalist Rikard Ekberg.

Eleine is going on a tour with the legendary W.A.S.P. September 25th – October 10th, and the bnad will also bring the renowned show to Tokyo, Japan for the first time in November 10th.

“2017 has been a monumental year for Eleine, and it will only get better. We are so excited to release new music from our upcoming album, to meet new and old fans during our tour with W.A.S.P and of course – to bring our show to Tokyo, Japan.”, says Madeleine Liljestam.

The clip was produced, filmed and edited by Rikard Ekberg and Madeleine Liljestam. Check it out here:

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Enslaved Posts “Isa” From “Roadburn Live”

“Roadburn Live” is Enslaved’s first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of the band’s headlining shows at the renowned Roadburn Festival 2015, an edition curated by guitar player Ivar Bjørnson.

The 2xLP set was initially released in limited and exclusive Record Store Day color editions and as a webshop gold edition. The record will now be available on black 2xLP, CD, and digital formats on May 19th. In celebration of its release, check out “Isa” below.

In other news, Enslaved has also hit the studio and is now tracking a forthcoming album. Stay tuned for more details to arrive shortly.

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Hexa Mera Unveils New Album “Enlightenment”

Belgian modern melodic death metal group Hexa Mera will release second full-length album, “Enlightenment,” on March 31st. The album was recorded at Empyrean Studio, mixed at OceanSide Studio by Ace Zec, and mastered at Fascination Street Studios By Jens Bogren.

The artwork the follow-up to 2014’s “Human Entropy” album was created by Colin Marks from Rain Song Design and can be seen below. Hexa Mera also comments on the coming “Enlightenment” album:

“The idea to use the age of enlightenment as theme for this album was forged right after we released our debut album ‘Human Entropy.’ The world was and still is spinning out of control: Extremists became a larger threat to our civilization, human and animal rights are being violated, political correctness is censoring the truth, media focusing on sales instead of news value, and so much more…

“The world never was a utopic place, but with the information we got, it seemed to become worse. We felt fear, disappointment, but most of all, we felt anger. Because we felt powerless, the only thing we could do was to speak out, and this is exactly what this album is about.”

The official “Enlightenment” release show will take place on April 1st at the renowned Nijdrop venue in Opwijk, Belgium and the new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Empyrean
2. Anthropic Principle
3. Inhuman
4. Divide et Impera
5. Brotherhood
6. Dare to Know
7. Union
8. Archetype of Hate
9. Godless
10. This Bleeding
11. Enlightenment

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Rage Posts “The Devil Strikes Again” Album Trailer

Iconic German metal trio Rage is set to release an upcoming studio album called “The Devil Strikes Again” on June 10th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has launched a fourth album trailer in support of this upcoming release. Check it out below.

“The Devil Strikes Again” was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, while the renowned Dan Swanö took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios.

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Todtgelichter Reveals Art And Track List For “Rooms”

Todtgelichter today reveals the cover artwork for forthcoming album “Room,” which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

“Finally we can spill the beans: The cover/backcover artwork and parts of the booklet have magnifically been excecuted by the renowned Norwegian artist Truls Espedal, best known to the metal world for his outstanding work with Norwegian avantgarde/prog metal Vikings Enslaved.

“Since the first contact it was very clear that Truls has been the missing puzzle piece in terms of inspiration, interpretation and execution of the visualisation of the album. The cover speaks for itself and continues an old tradition: Simple but deep in meaning. A remarkable artist and great person to work with.

“That leaves us the tracklist of ‘Rooms.’ So, without further ado; below are the 9 tracks with over 52 min. playing time.”

01. Ghost
02. Schrein
03. Lost
04. Shinigami
05. Necromant
06. Zuflucht
07. 4JK
08. Origin
09. Pacific

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Lycus Kicking Off New U.S. Tour Dates

Oakland, CA funeral death/doom quartet Lycus has announced a string of summer tour dates with Funerary and Ooze.

The tour will kick off in Los Angeles, CA and will make it’s way to the east coast – a full list of tour dates appear below.

Lycus also recently completed the recording of a sophomore full-length and Relapse Records debut. The album was recorded at Atomic Garden Studios in Palo Alto, CA this April and will once again feature album art from the renowned Italian painter Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Bell Witch).

8/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Perez Tire
8/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court w/INVDRS
8/17 – Denver, CO – Flux Capacitor w/Spectral Voice
8/19 – Chicago, IL – The Burlington
8/20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Gooski’s
8/21 – Boston, MA – Middle East w/ Forn
8/22 – NYC, NY – The Acheron w/ Forn
8/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie w/ Forn
8/24 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar w/ Forn and Ilsa
8/25 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
8/26 – Nashville, TN – The East Room w/ Loss
8/27 – New Orleans, LA – Sisters In Christ
8/28 – Austin, TX – Beerland (No Ooze)

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Inquisition Announces European Festival Appearances

Inquisition today announces a string of summer festivals and shows in Europe. The U.S. black metal underground outfit will start with a visit at the unique Eistnaflug festival in Neskaupstaður, Iceland on the 10th of July and end at the renowned Summer Breeze Open Air in Dinkelsbühl, Germany on the 15th. Dates are as follows:

10 Jul 15 Neskaupstaður (IS) Eistnaflug Festival
06 Aug 15 Gävle (SE) Getaway Rock Festival
08 Aug 15 Oulu (FI) Jalometalli Festival
09 Aug 15 Basilicata (IT) Agglutination Festival
12 Aug 15 Tilburg (NL) Extase
13 Aug 15 Leeuwarden (NL) Mukkus
14 Aug 15 Arlon (BE) Le Entrepot
15 Aug 15 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze

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Red Fang Announce Headlining Australian / New Zealand Tour

Fresh off their North American tour with Opeth and In Flames, Portland, OR hard rockers RED FANG have announced a headlining tour in Australia/New Zealand this May. The tour comes on the heels of the band’s headlining appearances at the renowned Desertfest along with numerous European and Russian tour dates. RED FANG have also recently […]

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