New Video Clip “Carul Cerului” Issued By Argus Megere

Romanian misanthropic black metal act Argus Megere released a new video for the song “Carul Cerului.” The tune is the opening track from the band’s fourth studio album, “VEII,” which was issued back in mid-April.

The video was video directed by Alexandru Das and can be viewed here:

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River Black (Ex-Burnt By The Sun, Revocation Etc.) Premieres New Song “#Victim” From Upcoming Self-Titled Debut Album

River Black (Ex-Burnt By The Sun, Revocation etc.) premieres a new song entitled “#Victim”, taken from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released July 07th on Season Of Mist.

Check out now “#Victim” below.

River Black features former members of Burnt By The Sun (vocalist Mike Olender, guitarist John Abudato and drummer Dave Witte) and Revocation bassist Brett Bamberger. Says Olender of the song:

“This song was inspired by some individuals who latch on to the misfortune of others and try to claim it as their own; vicarious victims who are so addicted to drama and self-loathing that they gravitate towards any tragedy and make it a part of their identity, hence the hashtag.

This first-world problem is the height of privilege and it speaks to a larger problem of intentional victimhood in American society, where too often we pre-empt problems that are not ours with solutions we don’t need; solutions which are rooted in a corrupt health care system more committed to profitable treatments than good health or personal growth.”

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SikTh Posts “Golden Cufflinks” Music Video

Ahead of the June 2nd release of new album “The Future In Whose Eyes?,” SikTh just dropped a new single and video “Golden Cufflinks.”

When introducing the track, vocalist and lyricist Mikee W Goodman states, “The song is very melodic and is a very different type of song for SikTh fans to hear. Even though there are extremely aggressive moments on the new album. This song has a real epic and melodic feel to it.”

Produced and directed by Goodman, the video acts as a commentary to and the causation of the ongoing sanitisation of many towns and cities, something many music fans around the world will be able to relate to.

“When I wrote the lyrics for ‘Golden Cufflinks,’ they were initially inspired by the amount of live music venues that are being closed and a feeling that rock culture is in decline,” Goodman said. “The venue which sticks out to me the most is the famous London Astoria. Some of the best SikTh shows were in the LA2 and main Astoria. I went a lot as a fan as well. So when that was closed and knocked down to make way for Crossrail, it really was a sad and defining moment in rock history for me and many others.”

He further adds, “I think places of such rich history and cultural importance should be protected and preserved. I see this happening across the country and world — so many other venues being shut down and how scenes and golden eras come and go. How we have to move along or do it seems.”

The singer finishes by saying: “You see the business men buying up cities to turn them into the most profitable and bland form. It follows a similar theme from our song ‘Bland Street Bloom’ from Death of a Dead Day. This happens in many cities; it is not just about London. ‘Golden Cufflinks’ is a reflection and commentary of this kind of happening.”

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New Music Video “Charogne” Issued By Arkos

Canadian black/death metal band Arkos issued a new video clip for the song “Charogne.” The song appears on the 2016 debut release “Black Moon Ritual.”

The video was filmed by Pete Jonze Productions in Québec. Check it out here:

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Dystopia Heads “Through The Vortex” With New Music Video

Dutch metal band Dystopia just released a video for the song “Through The Vortex,” taken from second full-length album, “Chaos Philosophorum.” Check it out in the YouTube player below.

The album was recorded at Studio Helvete in Den Helder, mixed by Thomas Cochrane of TC Music Productions and finally mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Artwork for the follow-up to 2013’s “Haat” was designed by Adam Burke from Nightjar Illustration.

1. Intro
2. Through the Vortex
3. Black Death
4. Archon
5. Interlude
6. Bound to Annihilate

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Video Clip For New Song “Goodnight” Issued By Mountaineer

Next week, Lifeforce Records will release the debut album “Sirens & Slumber” by Californian quintet Mountaineer, a sweeping and often stunning collection of influences, experiences and musical prowess that should light fires in the eyes of all kinds of music fans.

Guitarist Clayton Bartholomew is fresh off his gig with Secrets of the Sky (also ex-Lycus), and he continues his exploration of soaring, doomy tones with his band members, vocalist Miguel Meza (ex-Ashes of American Flags) and all three members of Lament Cityscape (guitarist Mike McClatchey, drummer Sean McCullough, and bassist David Small). The result is both righteous and downcast, neither particularly lethargic nor overly aggressive. The balance is uncanny, and it will hopefully garner the band a wide audience.

The album “Sirens & Slumber” will drop on May 19th, but the band has issued a video clip for the new song “Goodnight,” which you can check out below.

Bartholomew had the following to say about it: “The video for the song ‘Goodnight’ was shot and directed by [Thou bassist] Mitch Wells and features his wife, Kathryn Teague. Mitch has done work for The Body, Full of Hell, Dangers, etc. I think the video captures the same sense of ‘giving up’ that the song implies, but with a twist. We let Mitch run with his interpretation of it, and I think he did a great job.”

The track listing for “Sirens & Slumber” is:

1. Foam
2. Coma Fever
3. Measured Breaths
4. Womb (song streaming here)
5. Pull The Blinds
6. Siren Song
7. Fog and Distant Light
8. Adrift
9. Goodnight

Check out “Goodnight” here:

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Sober Truth Releases “Leave The Locust In The Lunatic Asylum” Video

Sober Truth just released a vinyl edition of new album “Locust Lunatic Asylum.” The fourth studio album from this groove metal band hailing from the Ko¨ln / Bonner Raum was produced by TaktArt and offers listeners a varied journey over 46 minutes. Check out a music video for “Leave the Locust in the Lunatic Asylum” below.

The lyrics deal with themes about one’s own reality, the perception of one’s own environment and the questioning of one’s own actions. Topics such as “procrastination” and questionable life targets are addressed. The album does not answer any questions. It does, however, encourage us to think further and deliberately leaves plenty of room for our own interpretations.

The band comments: “The name of this album is derived from our song ‘Leave the Locust in the Lunatic Asylum.’ We are deliberately playing with the biblical portrait of the locust, which can relate to a variety of personal experiences and problems, such as the excessive consumption of certain media, new problems in the digital age or perhaps the negative experience of an extremely bad relationship. Each listener will recognize his own story here. The title of this song inspires and recommends that this ‘plague’ is simply to be left in a lunatic asylum. In an interpretation of this story, we have named this lunatic asylum ‘Locust Lunatic Asylum.'”

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New Video Clip “Join The Sabbath” Posted By Deathless Legacy

Italy’s Deathless Legacy – featuring Vision Divine keyboardist Alessio Lucatti (as Pater Blaurot) – issued a new videop for the song “Join the Sabbath.” The song appears on the band’s latest release “Dance With Devils,” which is available via Scarlet Records.

The video is a summary of what happens during a Deathless Legacy’s show. Footage was taken from the Alchemica gig of “The Gathering Tour.” Check it out here:

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Constraint Posts “Autumn Hymn” Video

Symphonic metal band Constraint released a new lyric video for the song “Autumn Hymn,” taken from the debut album “Enlightened by Darkness.”

A new edition of the album is set to be released worldwide this summer via Rockshots Music, and it’s already available for pre-order right here.

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