New Album “Never Seen Again” Announced By Starblind

Swedish metal act Starblind returns with the third album “Never Seen Again.” The album drops on November 24th via Pure Steel Records.

The musical direction of “Never Seen Again” is close to Iron Maiden, but of course with the band’s own unique style influences. Since “Dying Son” in 2015, some points changed, especially with the addition of new vocalist Marcus Sannefjord Olkerud (ex-Rocka Rollas), who is able to sing with broad ranging power.

The track listing and album artwork are as follows:

1. The Everlasting Dream Of Flight
2. The Shadow Out Of Time
3. Pride And Glory
4. Eternally Bound
5. Tears Of A Soldier
6. Never Seen Again
7. Avarice (The Fourth Circle)
8. Demon Rider
9. Insanity And Genius
10. The Last Stand

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All Pigs Must Die Releasing New Album “Hostage Animal”

All Pigs Must Die will release third LP, “Hostage Animal,” through Southern Lord on October 27th. Today bludgeoning new track “A Caustic Vision” also comes online and can be heard below.

“Hostage Animal” is a ten-song album that distills aggressive music to its purest tenets. The band is now a five-piece with the addition of Brian Izzi (Trap Them) on guitar alongside Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods (Bloodhorse), and Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse).

1. Hostage Animal
2. A Caustic Vision
3. Meditation of Violence
4. Slave Morality
5. End Without End
6. Blood Wet Teeth
7. Moral Purge
8. Cruelty Incarnate
9. The Whip
10. Heathen Reign

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All Pigs Must Die Releasing New Album “Hostage Animal”

All Pigs Must Die will release third LP, “Hostage Animal,” through Southern Lord on October 27th. Today bludgeoning new track “A Caustic Vision” also comes online and can be heard below.

“Hostage Animal” is a ten-song album that distills aggressive music to its purest tenets. The band is now a five-piece with the addition of Brian Izzi (Trap Them) on guitar alongside Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods (Bloodhorse), and Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse).

1. Hostage Animal
2. A Caustic Vision
3. Meditation of Violence
4. Slave Morality
5. End Without End
6. Blood Wet Teeth
7. Moral Purge
8. Cruelty Incarnate
9. The Whip
10. Heathen Reign

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting Completes 2017 Festival Lineup

With the addition of Czech experimental black metal Master’s Hammer, the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017 is now complete. The ninth edition of Netherlands’ longest-running indoor extreme metal festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven.

The festival is also proud to reveal its day-by-day schedule, which is subject to changes as always. A total of 34 bands will make their appearance at the festival. Regular combi and day tickets are available at the festival website here. The complete line-up per day is as follows:

Friday 15th December 2017

MY DYING BRIDE (UK)
CARPATHIAN FOREST (NO)
BLASPHEMY (CA)
CULT OF FIRE (CZ)
DOOL (NL)
BAPTISM (FI)
DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AT)
SPASM (CZ)
PENTACLE (NL)
DIABOLICAL (SE)
ENDEZZMA (NO)
ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL)
VERWOED (NL)
HAUNTED (IT)
DYSTOPIA (NL)

Saturday 16th December 2017

VENOM (UK)
CORONER (CH)
MASTER’S HAMMER (CZ)
TANKARD (DE)
DESTRÖYER 666 (AU)
MERCILESS (SE) – Last show ever!
GAAHLS WYRD (NO)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR (UK)
DARKANE (SE)
THE GREAT OLD ONES (FR)
JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES (FI)
OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US (AT)
BALFOR (UA)
DISTILLATOR (NL)
AUDN (IS)
ANOMALIE (AT)
DARKFALL (SE)
MORTAL STRIKE (AT)
SABIENDAS (DE)

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Hacktivist Announces New Vocalist, Debuts “2 Rotten” Music Video

Hacktivist has announced the addition of Jot Maxi as the band’s new vocalist. He replaces Ben Marvin , who exited earlier this year. On this occasion the band revisited its track “Rotten” with Jot Max taking over on vocals. A music video for that new version, titled “2 Rotten”, can be found below:

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Kadavar, Monolord, Church Of Misery Added To Desertfest 2017 Lineup

The organizers of the 2017 Desertfest just checked in with this announcement about confirming four more bands:

“Hot on the trails of our last announcement, we’re back already with a quadruple punch of heavy rocking goodness that will get the blood rushing for October to come, for sure!

“We realize that for some of you internet-savvy Festers, the addition of the mighty Kadavar to the DF Antwerp line-up is a known fact already. So how about we turn it up even more, and drop Church of Misery as a headliner as well? And if that’s still not enough, would the announcement of Monolord do the trick?

“Yep, that’s what we thought! So as a cherry on the cake, let’s round it off with the Nottingham supergroup Church of the Cosmic Skull, who dropped one of the more memorable rock albums from last year. More great bands to come in the near future!”

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Absorb Recruits New Bassist Manfred “Popai” Kräck

German death metal band Absorb just announced the addition of bassist Manfred “Popai” Kräck (ex-Obstinacy). Guitarist Stefan Pfisterer says of the latest addition:

“We are very proud to welcome Popai as the newest member of Absorb. He was the missing element we have been searching for and definitely fits in the group. We are delighted to convey our next chapter of death metal with him.”

In further news, Absorb is currently working on a new album, which will be released near the end of 2017. Stay tuned for info.

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Monument Of Misanthropy Added To Sick Midsummer Festival 2017

Austria’s metal underground festival Sick Midsummer has announced the addition of Austrian/French brutal death metal veterans of Monument Of Misanthropy to the billing of its 2017 edition. Sick Midsummer will take place on Saturday, July 8th, 2017, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Scharnstein, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Outre, Lebenssucht, Soul Demise.

Tickets for the festival can soon be ordered online HERE.

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Monument Of Misanthropy Added To Sick Midsummer Festival 2017

Austria’s metal underground festival Sick Midsummer has announced the addition of Austrian/French brutal death metal veterans of Monument Of Misanthropy to the billing of its 2017 edition. Sick Midsummer will take place on Saturday, July 8th, 2017, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Scharnstein, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Outre, Lebenssucht, Soul Demise.

Tickets for the festival can soon be ordered online HERE.

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Zhrine Gearing Up For Debut U.S. Festival Appearance

Icelandic death metal cult Zhrine just announced a first official North American appearance, slated to play this year’s Maryland Deathfest on Sunday, May 29th at the Ram’s Head venue.

Zhrine is touring in support of new album, “Unortheta,” and regarding the appearance, the band comments: “Zhrine is honored by the addition to the already stellar MDF line-up this year. On this, our first skip across the pond, we can only hope to live up to the glowing reviews our Season of Mist debut has been getting stateside with an equally praiseworthy performance of our signature brand of dissonant death.”

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