New Album “Ildlaante” Streaming In Full From Antarktis

Sweden’s metal/post-rock act Antarktis is streaming the entire new album “Ildlaante” over at Zero Tolerance at this location. You can also check it out in the player just below. The album officially drops this Friday, October 6th, via Agonia Records.

The track list is:

1. Aurora
2. Svalbard (see music video here)
3. Notes From The Underground
4. Ildlaante
5. Cape Meteor, Pt 1
6. Cape Meteor, Pt 2

Check out the album here:

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Obey The Brave Debuts New Video For Title Track Of Latest Album “Mad Season”

Obey The Brave debuts a new video for the title track of the band’s latest album “Mad Season”, out in stores now via Epitaph Records.

Check out now “Mad Season” below.

You can catch the band this month with Stray From The Path on this European/UK tour:

10/05 London, UK – Underworld
10/06 Leeds, UK – Key Club
10/07 Glasgow, UK – G2
10/08 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
10/09 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
10/10 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
10/11 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
10/12 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
10/13 Stuttgart, GER – Club Cann
10/14 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
10/15 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
10/16 Wien, AUT – Arena
10/17 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
10/19 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
10/20 Prague, CZE – Rock Cafe
10/21 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
10/22 Hamburg, GER – Logo
10/23 Sodertalje, SWE – Spinnrocken
10/25 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
10/27 Gothenburg, SWE – Fangelset
10/28 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
10/29 Koln, GER – Underground
10/30 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
10/31 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
11/01 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
11/02 Barcelona, SPA – Razz3
11/03 Madrid, SPA – Nazca
11/04 Oveideo, SPA – Wolfest
11/05 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club

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xXx FANZINE 1983-88: HARDCORE & PUNK IN THE EIGHTIES IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

ANTHOLOGY OUT THIS NOVEMBER The long awaited, 288-page 11″ x 11″ book, xXx Fanzine 1983-88: Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties, is available for pre-order here. The book is a nearly four-years-in-the-making project between Bridge Nine owner, Chris Wrenn, and Mike Gitter, who self-published xXx as a teenager during hardcore’s rise to prominence in the 1980s. xXx chronicled that musical and cultural explosion in the underground, the shockwaves of which […]

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xXx FANZINE 1983-88: HARDCORE & PUNK IN THE EIGHTIES IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

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New And Final Album Announced By Thy Serpent’s Cult

On October 27th, Ordo MCM is proud to present the third and final album of Thy Serpent’s Cult, “Supremacy of Chaos.”

Hailing from the cult metal hotbed of Chile, Thy Serpent’s Cult have been a veritable force of nature for nearly 10 years. Forming in 2008, and now gracefully bowing out on a high note, the quartet has skillfully crafted a scorching firestorm of a sound lo these many years, marrying the sulfurous atmosphere of ancient South American black metal to the jackhammering militancy of classic Krisiun, Deicide, and Angelcorpse. Thy Serpent’s Cult released the second album in 2014 under the banner of Ordo MCM. Fittingly titled “Sedition, Sorcery and Blasphemy,” it was a whirlwind of darkness and dread, and was suitably hailed in the underground.

But now, sensing the end was nigh, Thy Serpent’s Cult unleash the foulest and most dread energies with “Supremacy of Chaos.” Once again fittingly titled, “Supremacy of Chaos” reaps a hellish harvest of tornado-torn death metal, deeply and diabolically suffused with a tangibly occult aura. Here, Thy Serpent’s Cult span all their trademark traits – martial surge, swirling vortex, boiling pressure – and send them deeper into the bowels of Hell. The title “Supremacy of Chaos” is telling, in that the band do indeed hail the supreme powers of chaos; and yet, in other ways, their songwriting is strict and finessed and hardly a chaotic thing. Nevertheless, with a production that ably balances the blood-red raw and robustly professional, Thy Serpent’s Cult smother the senses with an overwhelming onslaught, thereby instilling a sensation of imminent chaos.

And as its last notes ring out, “Supremacy of Chaos” seals the coffin on Thy Serpent’s Cult and preserves a legacy that will remain untarnished. Hail the old gods!

In the leadup to the album’s release, a special lyric video for “Into the Depths of Hell” can be viewed below. Cover and track listing are as follows:

1. Supremacy of Chaos
2. Diabolic Force
3. The Goddess of the Lust
4. Into the Depths of Hell
5. Pedophilac Priest
6. Apocalyptic Horse of War
7. Endless Hate
8. Satanic Rites of Blood
9. Real of Satan
10. Necrophago
11. Leviathan

Check out “Into the Depths of Hell” here:

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Lyric Video For New Song “Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant” Available From Communic

Norwegian progressive/power metal act Communic released a lyric video for the new song “Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant.” The song is lifted from the new album “Where Echoes Gather,” expected for release on October 27th via AFM Records.

“Where Echoes Gather” will be available as a digipak and limited colored vinyl (250 units gold, 250 red/marbled. The track listing is:

1. The Pulse of the Earth, Pt. 1: The Magnetic Center
2. The Pulse of the Earth. Pt. 2: Impact Of The Wave
3. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant
4. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 2: The Underground Swine
5. Moondance
6. Where History Lives
7. Black Flag of Hate
8. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 1: Journey Into The Source
9. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 2: The First Moment
10. Watching It All Disappear (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
11. At Dewy Prime (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
12. Waves Of Visual Decay (Acoustic Live Version – 10th Anniversary Concert) (Bonus Track)

Check out “Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant” here:

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New Song “Notes From The Underground” Streaming From Antarktis

Sweden’s metal/post-rock act Antarktis is streaming the new song “Notes From Underground” in the player at the bottom. The song appears on the upcoming debut album “Ildlaante,” which drops on October 6th via Agonia Records.

The track list and cover art can be found here:

1. Aurora
2. Svalbard (see music video here)
3. Notes From The Underground
4. Ildlaante
5. Cape Meteor, Pt 1
6. Cape Meteor, Pt 2

Check out “Notes From The Underground” here:

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Napalm Records Signs New Zealand’s Stalker

Welcome back to the glory of the 80s! And a very warm welcome to Napalm Records’ latest worldwide signing: Stalker!

This band is a wild trip to the old days of raw thrash metal with heavy driven songs at full speed! The fearless three-piece from the beautiful home of New Zealand is set to release a most sinister monster of an album – “Shadow Of The Sword” – on November 17th.

The band on the signing with Napalm Records: “Stalker are thrilled to have formed an alliance with Napalm Records, and with the label’s rock solid support we can’t wait to break out from New Zealand’s far flung shores and unleash our speed metal mayhem the world over. All of us in the band pay tribute to label Underground Power for releasing our initial Satanic Panic demo. Now, with the formidable forces of Napalm Records backing us, we’re set to deliver an even more powerful and demolishing release with our upcoming debut full-length, Shadow of the Sword. Dowse the fires, hide the booze, Stalker and Napalm are coming for you. STRIKE FIRST, STRIKE HARD, NO MERCY!”

Stay tuned for more information on the album.

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Napalm Records Signs New Zealand’s Stalker

Welcome back to the glory of the 80s! And a very warm welcome to Napalm Records’ latest worldwide signing: Stalker!

This band is a wild trip to the old days of raw thrash metal with heavy driven songs at full speed! The fearless three-piece from the beautiful home of New Zealand is set to release a most sinister monster of an album – “Shadow Of The Sword” – on November 17th.

The band on the signing with Napalm Records: “Stalker are thrilled to have formed an alliance with Napalm Records, and with the label’s rock solid support we can’t wait to break out from New Zealand’s far flung shores and unleash our speed metal mayhem the world over. All of us in the band pay tribute to label Underground Power for releasing our initial Satanic Panic demo. Now, with the formidable forces of Napalm Records backing us, we’re set to deliver an even more powerful and demolishing release with our upcoming debut full-length, Shadow of the Sword. Dowse the fires, hide the booze, Stalker and Napalm are coming for you. STRIKE FIRST, STRIKE HARD, NO MERCY!”

Stay tuned for more information on the album.

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Black Table Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Hexis

New York’s progressive black metal crew Black Table will embark on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour this fall with Denmark’s Hexis. Full dates are available below, along with a stream of the “Abalam” release from Hexis.

Sep 15 – Beacon, NY @ Howland Cultural Center
Sep 16 – Baltimore, MD @ Shadow Woods
Sep 17 – Ft Wayne, IN @ Skeletune Lounge
Sep 18 – Chicago, IL @ Livewire
Sep 19 – Madison, WI @ Art In
Sep 20 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Sep 21 – Denver, CO @ Streets of London
Sep 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X
Sep 23 – Boise, ID @ Shredder
Sep 24 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sep 26 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
Sep 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
Sep 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
Sep 30 – Mesa, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Oct 1 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground
Oct 3 – Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
Oct 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Oct 6 – Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
Oct 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

Hexis – Abalam by Silent Pendulum Records

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Agonia Records Running Huge Bandcamp Digital Album Sale

Mirroring the massive Steam Summer Sale 2017, the underground stalwarts from Agonia Records are running a huge digital Bandcamp sale. All Agonia albums available via Bandcamp are only $3 for the duration of the sale.

Get on browsing right here to find cheap digital albums from the likes of Svartsyn, Azarath, Shibalba, Code, Root, October Tide, Glorior Belli, Impiety, Enthroned, and many more.

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