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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GNAW To Release Third LP, Cutting Pieces, Via Translation Loss In October; “Septic” Playing At Decibel Magazine

New York City-based experimental/noise metal outfit GNAW has completed the harrowing third album, Cutting Pieces, securing the record for late October release through Translation Loss Records. The LP’s “Septic” is now playing at Decibel Magazine as the label issues preorders and more. Closing a four-year gap since their acclaimed Horrible Chamber LP (Seventh Rule, 2013), […]

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GNAW To Release Third LP, Cutting Pieces, Via Translation Loss In October; “Septic” Playing At Decibel Magazine

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Caïnan Dawn Announces New Album “F.O.H.A.T.”

Osmose Productions has officially set October 27th as the international release date for Caïnan Dawn’s third album “F.O.H.A.T.” in which the band once again probes the infinite resonance of the everlasting chaos. Begin that journey with the new track “Ylem” below. The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Kaos Theos Kosmos
2. Ylem
3. Mara
4. Fohat
5. Thule
6. Fathomless
7. Om

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Zafakon Parts With Bassist Weslie Negrón

San Juan group Zafakon just checked in with this announcement about parting ways with the band’s bassist:

“After 7 years working together, long time bass player Weslie Negrón and Zafakon are parting ways. We thank Weslie for his efforts and wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.

“Set back aside, we are very excited for what the future holds for us. Stay tuned for updates regarding line up changes, upcoming shows and our third album, which we have just started writing!”

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Video For New Single “Apokalypsis” Issued By Elegy Of Madness

Opera core metal act Elegy Of Madness is proud to announce that the video for the new single “Apokalypsis” is out via VEVO. Check it out in the player below.

The video, directed by Cesare Bignotti (Eves Vision) for Opera Core/Wormholedeath, will launch the band’s third album “New Era” with the following release dates:

Digital: June 16th (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
USA: July 14th (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Aural: September 9th (Aural Music Group)
Japan: TBA (Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion)

Check out the video here:

Apokalypsys by Elegy of Madness on VEVO.

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Voice Of Ruin Streaming Full New Album “Purge And Purify”

Swiss death metal group Voice Of Ruin just shared a full stream of third album “Purge And Purify” ahead of its release date this Friday. Listen to the new album in its entirety below.

“Purge And Purify” was produced, recorded and mixed in Cardiff (UK) by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, BMTH, Sylosis), mastered by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Opeth) and is set for release on May 12th via Tenacity Music.

1. Disgust
2. Horns
3. Blood Of Religions
4. Snakes In My Head
5. All Hail The King
6. I Confess
7. Voices From The Ruins
8. Animal Kingdom
9. Time For Revenge
10. Piracy

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Corpus Diavolis Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Atra Lumen”

French metal band Corpus Diavolis premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new third album “Atra Lumen”, which will be released in a digipak format with an extensive booklet, limited to 400 copies on April 6 via ATMF.

Check out now “Atra Lumen” in its entirety below.

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Anomalie Releases “Towards The Sun” Video

The boundary-breaking extremists from Anomalie today premiere a new video for the track “Vision I: Towards the Sun.” Featuring guest vocals by ex-Belphegor member Bartholomäus Resch, the track hails from the band’s third album, “Visions,” set for international release on March 17th via Art of Propaganda.

1. Vision I: Towards the Sun
2. Vision II: The Wanderer (streaming here)
3. Vision III: A Monument
4. Vision IV: Illumination
5. Vision V: Starless Nights
6. Vision VI: White Forest
7. Vision VII: One with the Soil

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Anomalie Posts “Vision II: The Wanderer”

Today the boundary-breaking extremists from Anomalie premiere new track “Vision II: The Wanderer.” This track – available below – hails from the band’s third album, “Visions,” which is set for international release on March 17th via Art of Propaganda and features the following track listing:

1. Vision I: Towards the Sun
2. Vision II: The Wanderer
3. Vision III: A Monument
4. Vision IV: Illumination
5. Vision V: Starless Nights
6. Vision VI: White Forest
7. Vision VII: One with the Soil

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Lyric Video For New Song “Heavy Fire” Available From Black Star Riders

Black Star Riders issued a lyric video for the new song “Heavy Fire.” The song is the title track to the band’s third album coming February 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for “Heavy Fire” is as follows:

1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In (see lyric video here)
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
6. Testify Or Say Goodbye (see music video here)
7. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
8. True Blue Kid
9. Ticket To Rise
10. Letting Go Of Me
11. Fade (Limited Edition Digibook CD Bonus Track)

Check out “Heavy Fire” here:

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