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Wolves In The Throne Room - To Tour With Pillorian

Two atmospheric black metal bands will join forces for a U.S. tour happening later this year: Wolves In The Throne Room and John Haughm's new band Pillorian, who released their debut album Obsidian Arc this year. As for Wolves In The Throne Room, the band is gearing up to release Thrice Woven.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Wolves In The Throne Room
Event: Wolves In The Throne Room: US Fall Tour 2017
Posted: Today by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Riverside - Confirmed For Midsummer Prog Festival 2018

Riverside are the first band announced for the 2018 edition of the Midsummer Prog Festival. The Polish proggers also confirmed that they will have new material ready next year. The event will take place at the outdoor Openluchttheater in Valkenburg, The Netherlands, on June 23rd, 2018 with many more bands yet to be announced.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Riverside
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Lynch Mob - Launch New Video

Hard rock veterans Lynch Mob have unveiled the first video from their upcoming Rat Pak Records release, the new album The Brotherhood. Check out the performance video for "Main Offender" right here for a taste of the new songs. Guitarist George Lynch and company are set to release the record on Friday, September 8th, 2017.

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Source: georgelynch.com
Band profile: Lynch Mob
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Ophis - Reveal New Album Cover And More

Ophis have revealed all about their new album The Dismal Circle today. The German death doom metallers fourth full-length is completed and is set for release on the 20th of October via FDA Records / Soulfood Music. Check out the cover artwork below, painted by the artist Evelyn Steinweg, with the tracklist as well.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ophis
Posted: 23.07.2017 by Paz | Comments (0)


Sinmara - New EP Streaming Online

Icelandic black metallers Sinmara are currently streaming their upcoming EP, Within The Weaves Of Infinity. The 3-track EP will be out on August 24th by Terratur Possessions (vinyl, CD) and by Oration (cassette) but you can already listen to it in full right now at this location or below. Have a listen and let us know if you like it.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sinmara
Posted: 23.07.2017 by Paz | Comments (3)


Grift - New Album On The Way, Share Video

Swedish black metal band Grift has released a new video for the song "Den Stora Tystnaden", to be featured on the upcoming album Arvet ('The Heritage' in English), due out in September 8th via Nordvis Produktion. If you are curious about the new material, check out the song below through the YouTube video. It was directed by Erik Gärdefors.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Grift
Posted: 23.07.2017 by Paz | Comments (1)


Wintersun - Launch Video For 'Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)'

Finnish Wintersun just dropped their highly anticipated record, The Forest Seasons. No full song or video had been released so far, but on the day of release, the lyric video for the 14-minute epic "Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)" was launched on Jari Mäenpää's personal YouTube channel. The Forest Seasons consists of four lengthy tracks that reflect - as the name implies - the four seasons. Spring being the first. Check out the song below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Wintersun
Posted: 22.07.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (17)


Thy Art Is Murder - Drop New Video

Thy Art Is Murder, now fronted by CJ McMahon once again, will release their new album, Dear Desolation, soon on August 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and throughout Australia and New Zealand via Human Warfare. The Australian band has just dropped another sonic thunderbolt from the album in the form of the fiery video for "The Son Of Misery". Explore it here.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Thy Art Is Murder
Posted: 22.07.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Subterranean Masquerade - New Song Online

After recently revealing their new album, Vagabond, the psychedelic proggers Subterranean Masquerade recently released a new song online for consumption. It's called "Nomad" and you can see if you like it below. Rafael Ortega created the lyric video for the tune. Enjoy!

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Subterranean Masquerade
Posted: 22.07.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Cripper - Reveal New Album Details And Single

On September 15th, Germany's thrash crew Cripper will release their new and fifth album, Follow Me: Kill! worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The album details have been revealed and you can also hear the catchy first single, "Pressure" right here.

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Source: metalblade.com
Band profile: Cripper
Posted: 22.07.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Sannhet - Premiere New Video

In case you didn't know yet, Sannhet will release a new album this year which will be titled So Numb. The U.S. instrumental metal trio now releases the new single called "Salts" and a video (directed by AJ Annunziata) to go with it. Enjoy and you can get the album on August 25th, 2017 through Profound Lore Records.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sannhet
Posted: 21.07.2017 by Paz | Comments (1)


Asphyx - Announce 30th Anniversary Shows And Special Release

This year, death metal heavyweights Asphyx are celebrating 30 years of existence and they have announced a very special anniversary celebration. In addition to the already announced and sold out anniversary show at the Turock venue in Essen, Germany on Saturday, November 18th, 2017, the band announced a second (matinee) show at the same location for the day after, November 19th, 2017. These two "30 Years Anniversary" concerts will be supported by Pentacle and Soulburn, but also feature long Asphyx sets, special merchandise as well as meet and greet opportunities including former band members like Eric Daniels, Bob Bagchus, Wannes Gubbels, Ronnie van der Wey, Roel Sanders or Sander van Hoof.

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Asphyx
Posted: 21.07.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Diablo Swing Orchestra - Join Spinefarm, New Album In October

After revealing the title of their new album and then being quiet for a while, Diablo Swing Orchestra finally updated fans on the release. Recently, the wacky metallers revealed that they signed a contract with Spinefarm/Universal for the release of Pacifisticuffs in October, if all goes according to plan.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Diablo Swing Orchestra
Posted: 21.07.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Atriarch - Video For New Song Released

Ritualistic, apocalyptic noisemakers Atriarch are back with their fourth offering of mind-altering, doom-soaked, death rock, entitled Dead As Truth, due out on August 11th on CD/LP/digital via Relapse Records. The album was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Om, Graves At Sea, Vhöl) and features artwork by Stevie Floyd (Yob, Dark Castle). The band has shared the official music video for "Repent", directed by Daniel Menche, which you can watch below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Atriarch
Posted: 21.07.2017 by nikarg | Comments (0)


Portrait - Share Second New Song

Swedish heavy metallers Portrait have revealed another new song from their fourth full-length album, entitled Burn The World, due out on August 25th via Metal Blade Records. The band has already unveiled the new album's details as well as the title track and now the song "Martyrs" is available for you below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Portrait
Posted: 21.07.2017 by nikarg | Comments (1)