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Dimmu Borgir - Premiere New Video And Song

After more than seven years of silence, symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir mark their return and unveil the first song of their new full-length album, Eonian, due to be released on May 4th via Nuclear Blast. This first track off the new record "Interdimensional Summit" comes with a music video shot by Patric Ullaeus, who had previously worked with the band for the clips of "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse", "Sorgens Kammer - Del II" and the award-winning "The Serpentine Offering". Was it worth the wait?

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Posted: 24.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (38)

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Kataklysm - Reveal New Album Cover And Tracklist

Kataklysm have completed work on their latest effort, Meditations, the soon to be released which consists of 10 blistering tracks. Produced by the band's own guitarist J-F Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, the record was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour). Meditations marks the return to old work ethics. All four band members wrote and composed together under the same roof for the first time in over a decade and returned to the old days of songwriting efforts. See the cover artwork, created by Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey, who also crafted the artwork for the previous record, Of Ghosts And Gods.

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Posted: 24.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Riot V - Streaming New Single

New York heavy metal band Riot V will release their 16th album entitled, Armor Of Light, on April 27th via Nuclear Blast. Today sees the release of the first single off the new album, entitled "Victory", just in time for the launch of the album pre-order. You can listen to it and watch the lyric video here. Kick off your weekend with new music from Riot V.

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Posted: 24.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

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Gazpacho - Share New Album Details And Track

Norwegian prog rockers Gazpacho are back and they bring a new album. The band just revealed the details of the new studio album, Soyuz. If you missed them or want to check them out, hear the first single "Soyuz One" right here to get an idea of what's to come. This is their first release since 2015's Molok.

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Posted: 24.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Behemoth - Announce New Live DVD Release

Polish death metallers Behemoth just announced a new DVD and Blu-ray release. Messe Noire will be available on April 13th, 2018 and the pre-orders are now live here. Messe Noire includes the band's shows in Warsaw, Poland on October 8th, 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016 as well as The Satanist cinematic archive featuring all official videos associated with the band's successful record of the same name.

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Posted: 23.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

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Ihsahn - Premiere New Song And Video

Shortly after revealing the details of his upcoming solo album, Ihsahn has now shared the first new song and video from it! You can now discover the tune "Arcana Imperii" and hear an excerpt from the upcoming opus, Ámr. The song also features a guitar solo by Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson. What do you think about the song?

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Posted: 23.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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Northward - Floor Jansen And Jørn Viggo Lofstad's Project To Release Debut

It was during the 'All Star Jam' at Progpower USA Festival in 2007 that current Nightwish singer Floor Jansen and Pagan's Mind guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad spontaneously joined forces on stage for some cover songs and noticed the creative magic between them. Although the two musicians had never met before, they soon discovered their mutual love for stripped down hard rock and decided to write some songs together. In 2008 still barely knowing each other, they composed an entire album's worth of material in next to no time. But due to their tight schedules with their main bands, their new project named Northward never found its way into the spotlight - until this day! They will release their debut album, coming through Nuclear Blast, with more details soon to be unveiled.

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Posted: 23.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Underøath - To Release New Album, Debut Song

After reuniting in 2015, Underøath are now releasing a new album! Erase Me will be out this April 6th via Fearless Records to follow 2010's Ø (Disambiguation). But the metalcore group has already released the first single from it. It's called "On My Teeth" and you can watch the video for it below.

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Posted: 23.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Merlin - The Wizard

So how do you take a genre that's been done to death like stoner metal and make it more exciting? Well, add a saxophone, obviously!

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Posted: 23.02.2018 by RaduP | Comments (7)

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Amorphis - Unveil New Album Title, Cover, Release Date

The Finns Amorphis have finally finished recording their upcoming new studio album, revealed to be entitled Queen Of Time. The record is scheduled for a May 18th release, via Nuclear Blast. In comparison to its predecessor, Under The Red Cloud (2015), the album will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to hear their lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish. The band just unveiled some more details on the production, the album title, the album cover and on working with their new/old bassist Olli-Pekka Laine. The band will soon release their first single.

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Posted: 22.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (15)

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Midnattsol - Share New Album First Details And Teaser

At the end of last year, Midnattsol revealed that singer Liv Kristine of Leaves' Eyes and Theatre Of Tragedy fame (and Carmen Elise Espenæs' sister) had joined their ranks. They also said that their new album was in the works. Now we know that the album is complete and will be called The Aftermath with a confirmed release date set for May 25th 2018. Check out the teaser below.

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Posted: 22.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Nocturnal Graves - Debut New Single

Would you like to hear some death/thrash today? Well, Nocturnal Graves just released a new song. It's the first single taken from their forthcoming new album, Titan (due out on May 18th via Season Of Mist). The Australian extremists are now streaming the crushing track, "Ecdysis, Shedding Weak Flesh". Give it a spin now.

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Posted: 22.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Bruce Lamont - Premieres New Track

Seven years in the making, a new Bruce Lamont solo record entitled Broken Limbs Excite No Pity will be out on March 23rd through War Crime Recordings stateside and My Proud Mountain overseas. Lamont is best known as the leader of the Chicago experimental jazz-metal group Yakuza. The first track released off his second solo album is "Goodbye Electric Sunday," starring Jason Balla of Ne-Hi. Enjoy it here!

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Posted: 22.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Gus G. - New Album Details Unveiled

After announcing that he joined the AFM Records roster, Gus G. now unveils the details of his upcoming new studio album. The guitarist is set to release his new album, titled Fearless, on April 20th. Fearless is the successor to 2015's Brand New Revolution and marks the Firewind mastermind's first release since exiting Ozzy Osbourne's band in 2017. On this new album, Gus joins forces with vocalist/bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69/Unisonic) and drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence, Black Label Society).

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Posted: 22.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Arkona - Khram

Arkona were already pretty much set; with the level of popularity they achieved, they could've just kept making the same folk metal they always did. Instead, they chose to build upon everything they had created so far and craft their most ambitious album to date. Did it pay off?

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Posted: 22.02.2018 by RaduP | Comments (7)

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Wintersun - Announce Special Finnish 'By Request' And Russian Shows

Finnish epic metallers Wintersun recently concluded their EU run with Arch Enemy, Tribulation and Jinjer successfully, but there's no time to rest for the group with Jari Mäenpää. Next month, Wintersun will present their latest album, The Forest Seasons, on Russian stages in St. Petersburg and Moscow, before they return to Finland in April for three "by request" headline shows. Their fans will be able to vote on the setlist for each of these Finnish concerts. More dates and details below.

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Posted: 21.02.2018 by nikarg | Comments (7)