Shadow Kingdom Records Signs Blackrat

In the lost metropolis of Calgary, Canada, broods an obscure evil. Blackrat has taken the oath with Shadow Kingdom Records for the third album, “Dread Reverence,” due in Spring 2018. Like the disfigured offspring of Morbid and Motörhead (or Tank and Tormentor), Blackrat brings humanities’ oldest nightmares to life.

“We have awakened something very evil on the new album,” promises vocalist/guitarist Ian Lemke. “We anticipate a great spreading of terror from our bond with Shadow Kingdom!”

Release date, cover art, and preorder info for “Dread Reverence” to be announced imminently. Expect ancient witching metal of the highest, filthiest order – beware of Blackrat!

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In Reverence Premieres New Song & Lyric Video “The Sixth Bloodletting” From Upcoming Debut Album “The Selected Breed”

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden death metal outfit In Reverence premieres a new song entitled “The Sixth Bloodletting”, taken from the band’s upcoming debut album “The Selected Breed”, which will be out in stores soon via Bandcamp.

Check out now “The Sixth Bloodletting” below.

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Mephistopheles Premieres New Song “The Orator” From Upcoming New Album “In Reverence of Forever”

Tasmanian progressive and technical death metal legion Mephistopheles premieres a new song entitled “The Orator”, taken from the upcoming new album “In Reverence of Forever”, which will be out in stores July 8 via Willowtip Records.

Check out now “The Orator” below.

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Black Tusk Announces Australia / New Zealand Tour Dates

Savannah, GA’s Black Tusk just announced the band’s first ever Australia/New Zealand tour this August. The trio will be bring sludge-filled tunes to Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

The band also recently unveiled a music video for the song “God’s On Vacation” off latest album “Pillars Of Ash.”

Aug 3 Auckland, NZ Kings Arms
Aug 4 Melbourne, AU Reverence Hotel
Aug 5 Melbourne, AU Ding Dong Lounge
Aug 6 Sydney, AU Bald Faced Stag
Aug 7 Brisbane, AU Crowbar

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Reverence Premieres New Music Video For “Gods Of War”

U.S. power metal act Reverence – featuring Riot V vocalist Todd Michael Hall, ex-Tokyo Blade guitarist Bryan Holland and ex-Savatage drummer Steve “Doc”” Wacholz – premieres a new video for the band’s new full-length album’s title track “Gods Of War” below.

Check out now “Gods Of War” below.

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Beyond Creation Streams “Earhborn Evolution” Title Track

Montreal’s fast-rising technical metal band Beyond Creation is streaming the title track taken from forthcoming album, “Earthborn Evolution.”

Hear what all the buzz is about with the stream below, provided courtesy of Decibel Magazine. “Earthborn Evolution” will be released by Season of Mist in North America on October 28th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Elusive Reverence (available here)
2. Sous la lueur de l’empereur
3. Earthborn Evolution
4. The Great Revelation
5. Neurotical Transmissions (listen at this location)
6. Abstrait Dialog
7. The Axiom
8. L’exorde
9. Theatrical Delirium
10. Fundamental Process

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Beyond Creation Streaming “Neurotical Transmissions”

Technical death metal unit Beyond Creation is streaming the second track taken from forthcoming album, “Earthborn Evolution.” The new track, titled “Neurotical Transmissions,” is streaming online courtesy of Revolver Magazine.

“Earthborn Evolution” will be released by Season of Mist in North America on October 28th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Elusive Reverence (available here)
2. Sous la lueur de l’empereur
3. Earthborn Evolution
4. The Great Revelation
5. Neurotical Transmissions
6. Abstrait Dialog
7. The Axiom
8. L’exorde
9. Theatrical Delirium
10. Fundamental Process

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Beyond Creation Posts “Elusive Reverence” Playthrough Video

Technical death metal unit Beyond Creation has premiered a playthrough video of bassist Dominic Lapointe performing the band’s new track “Elusive Reverence,” which can be seen below.

“Elusive Reverence” is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album, “Earthborn Evolution.” The album was recorded by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) and produced by the band, will be released by Season of Mist in North America on October 28th. Pre-orders for the new album are available right here.

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Arkan Streaming Full “Sofia” Album

French Oriental metal band Arkan is now streaming the forthcoming new album “Sofia” in full. Listen in below, thanks to Revolvermag.com.

“Sofia” will be released on Digipak CD this coming May 23rd, 2014. The album is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist e-shop and the track listing is as follows:

1. Hayati
2. My Reverence
3. March of Sorrow
4. Leaving Us
5. Soiled Dreams
6. Deafening Silence
7. Endless Way
8. Wingless Angels
9. Beauty Asleep
10. Scar of Sadness
11. Cold Night’s Dream
12. Dark Epilogue

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Arkan Streaming New Song “Endless Way”

Following the 2011 album “Salam” (reviewed here), Arkan is now gearing up to drop new release “Sofia” on May 23rd (May 27th in North America).

Today another track from “Sofia” is now available online. Check out “Endless Way” below, thanks to LaGrosseRadio.com. The album’s track listing is:

1. Hayati (streaming here)
2. My Reverence
3. March of Sorrow
4. Leaving Us
5. Soiled Dreams
6. Deafening Silence
7. Endless Way
8. Wingless Angels (available here)
9. Beauty Asleep
10. Scar of Sadness
11. Cold Night’s Dream
12. Dark Epilogue

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