Ypnos Release Official Music Video For ‘State Of Grace’

Italian progressive rock/metal band Ypnos have released their first full official video taken from their debut album Beholder. The track is titled State Of Grace and it’s matched with a high concept video featuring a boy and a certain home improvement scheme.

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Megadeth Shooting New Music Video In Sao Paulo, Brazil

Megadeth is shooting a new music video for their song “Lying In State“, off their latest release, “Dystopia“. A number of images as well as a video clip from the shoot in Sao Paulo, Brazil for the clip can be seen below:

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Phinehas Debuts New Song “Hell Below” From Upcoming New Album “Dark Flag”

Phinehas debuts a video for “Hell Below” from its upcoming new album “Dark Flag“. The clip takes on North Korean political prisoner conditions. Solid State has set a November 17th release date for the new release.

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Phinehas Premieres New Track “Know Death; Know Forever”

Phinehas‘ new song “Know Death; Know Forever” is streaming online below. The track comes from the band’s new album, “Dark Flag“. Solid State has announced a November 17th release date for that release.

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Datura Posts “Charm Of The Rat King” Music Video

Datura has a video clip out for the track “Charm of the Rat King,” which can be seen below and comes off “The Harrowing.”

Members Kellie Gates (vocals), Allen Foster (lead guitar), Raymond King (rhythm guitar), Adam Cohen (bass), and Brian Watson (drums) have graced stages across the state and beyond for years with various bands.

Formed in June of 2014 in Raleigh, Datura’s music lives and breathes with its own bestial pulse – a true Frankenstein’s monster blending death, doom, and thrash that stalks with devastating force. “The Harrowing” can be picked up here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Keeper Of The Light
2. Haxan
3. Battleworn
4. Charm Of The Rat King
5. Dying Design
6. The Harrowing
7. Shipbreaker

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New Song “Sad State Of Affairs” Streaming From The Night Flight Orchestra

The Night Flight Orchestra, the 70’s style supergroup featuring Bjorn Strid (Soilwork), Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy) and Jonas Källsbäck (Mean Streak) among its ranks, is streaming the new song “Sad State of Affairs.” The song is taken from the upcoming new album “Amber Galactic,” which is set to drop May 19th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Midnight Flyer
2. Star Of Rio
3. Gemini
4. Sad State Of Affairs
5. Jennie
6. Domino
7. Josephine
8. Space Whisperer
9. Something Mysterious
10. Saturn In Velvet

Check out “Sad State of Affairs” here:

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Parkway Drive Premieres New Live Video For “Crushed” – Announces Revised US-Tour Dates

Parkway Drive premieres a new live video for the track “Crushed”, showing footage shot during recent performances. You can check out now “Crushed” below.

Parkway Drive has recently announced some headlining shows to compliment the band’s upcoming tour with A Day To Remember and State Champs. The updated tour schedule reads as follows:

04/29 Nashville, TN – Rocketown (Parkway Drive only)
05/01 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville Festival (no State Champs)
05/03 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
05/04 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
05/05 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom (Parkway Drive only)
05/06 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
05/07 Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion Festival (no State Champs)
05/08 Richmond, VA – The National
05/09 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (Parkway Drive only)
05/10 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
05/11 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom (Parkway Drive only)
05/12 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater (Parkway Drive only)
05/13 Council Bluffs, IA The River’s Rockfest (Parkway Drive only)
05/14 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion Festival (no State Champs)
05/15 Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
05/17 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
05/18 Peoria, IL – Limelight Eventplex
05/19 Morgantown, WV – Mainstage Morgantown (Parkway Drive only)
05/20 Schaghticoke, NY – Rock’n Derby Festival
05/21 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
05/22 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (Parkway Drive only)

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Despised Icon Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce the signing of the Montreal based deathcore pioneers Despised Icon. The label comments:

“For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before Despised Icon, given the massive influence they’ve subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released ‘Consumed By Your Poison’ the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore.

“But Despised Icon were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.

“Now Despised Icon have returned with their upcoming album entitled, ‘Beast.’ The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band’s now classic death metal catalogue, ‘Beast’ is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.”

Despised Icon added: “It’s been 7 years since our last record and our batteries are fully recharged. The O.G. line-up is back and the new shit hits hard. You’ll hear sounds of our older slammin’ death metal days blended with the speed and technicality of our latest records. Cheers to everyone that has stood by us after all these years. Can’t wait to unleash the Beast.”

Nuclear Blast’s head of retail Roy Culver further stated: “I signed Despised Icon to Century Media back in 2004 after hearing their debut record ‘Consumed By Your Poison’. The band perfected the mix of ferocious, technical death metal with a modern take on hardcore and their first record for the label, ‘The Healing Process’, broadened the minds of a whole new generation of metal heads. I love these guys and couldn’t be happier to be working with them again here at Nuclear Blast. The Icon is back!”

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Monument Of Misanthropy Premieres New Live Drumcam Playthrough Video For “Entering A New State” From Latest Album “Anger Mismanagement”

Austrian-French brutal death metal outfit Monument Of Misanthropy premieres a new live drumcam playthrough video, showcasing Julien Helwin blasting through the songs “Foreboding Of Evil” and “Entering A New State”, taken from the latest album “Anger Mismanagement”. The playthrough was recorded on March 11, 2016 in Erba, Italy during Monument Of Misanthropy’s “The Tyrants Of Death European Tour 2016”, supporting NYC death metal veterans of Suffocation, San Diego deathgrind juggernauts of Cattle Decapitation and Florida tech-death wizards of Abiotic.

Check out now the drum playthrough video for “Entering A New State” below.

The official music video for “Entering A New State” can be seen below:

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Heretic’s Dream Posts “Secret Place” Music Video

Italian progressive rock/metal band Heretic’s Dream today premieres a new video for the song “Secret Place.”

This track is taken from forthcoming album “Floating State Of Mind,” due out on February 12th, 2016 via Sliptrick Records. The “Floating State Of Mind” track listing is as follows:

1. Face The Agony
2. Pilgrim
3. Master Your Demons
4. Soul Driven
5. Hide Yourself
6. Momentum
7. Secret Place
8. Walk Alone
9. Golden Cage
10. A New Season

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