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Arkona - Streaming New Song

If you're in the mood for some fresh progressive-minded Pagan metal, Arkona are happy to serve. The track "Shtorm" ("Шторм", Russian for "Storm") is being streamed as of today and offers the first glimpse of their eighth full-length, Khram (Храм, Russian for Temple), which will be released on the 19th of January through Napalm Records and is available for pre-order here.

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Watain - Share New Track 'Sacred Damnation'

Watain have been kind enough to share a brand new track today! The Swedish black metallers just released a second track from their upcoming studio album, Trident Wolf Eclipse, which is going to be released on January 5th, 2018. Check out "Sacred Damnation" below!

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Oceans Of Slumber - Release Video For New Single

Houston-based extreme progressive metal sensation Oceans Of Slumber has just debuted the first single from their impending new album, The Banished Heart, to be released on March 2nd, 2018 via Century Media Records. The anticipated first taste of music is the 9-minute track "The Decay Of Disregard" and you can get lost in it below.

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Roadburn Festival 2018 - Further Artists Announced

The Roadburn line-up continues to grow for their 2018 edition and recently, important new artist confirmations have been made. Now, the organizers have announced details of the first specially commissioned performances. Those include Dark Buddha Rising who will unite with Oranssi Pazuzu to form the Waste of Space Orchestra. The performance will include ten musicians onstage plus an original video accompaniment, designed to tell a parallel story with the music. Elsewhere, Jacob Bannon has added Godflesh (performing Selfless in its entirety), Motorpsycho, Thou, The Body and Forgotten Tomb to his curated event.

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Winds Of Plague - New Video Released

Having released a new album this year, Blood Of My Enemy, symphonic deathcore outfit Winds Of Plague now give fans a chance to enjoy their brand new video. Prepare your ears and check out "Nameless Walker" below. The U.S. band is currently touring with Suicide Silence in case you want to see them live.

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Midnattsol - Liv Kristine Joins Band, New Album In The Making

Midnattsol has a second singer now. It's none other than Liv Kristine of Leaves' Eyes and Theatre Of Tragedy fame. She will now sing right next to her sister Carmen Elise Espenæs in the band. The gothic/folk metallers haven't released a new album since 2011's The Metamorphosis Melody but a new one is in the making. Hear a snippet of a new song with Liv over here. Just a first appetizer.

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Interviews
Chaos Moon

Alex Poole is a name that should definitely be on more black metal fans' radar. The mastermind behind many creative, hallucinatory twists on the black metal sound, Poole has always delivered interesting things, but has been particularly hyperactive in the past year especially, which has seen him drop releases through four different bands. Considerably impressed with the guy's work as of late, I hunted him down to talk about the creative process, recent endeavors, and plans for the future.

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Hellfest Open Air Festival 2018 - Full Lineup Announced

Yesterday, the Hellfest Open Air festival announced its full lineup for the 2018 edition. The headliners are none other than Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Avenged Sevenfold. Other big names include Nightwish, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Children Of Bodom, Satyricon, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Enslaved, Watain, Steven Wilson, At The Gates, Exodus, Neurosis and many more. Mark your calendars for 22-24 June 2018 in Clisson, France and check out the line-up below.

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Queens Of The Stone Age - Frontman Kicks Photographer In The Head, Later Apologizes In Video

Recently, during Queens Of The Stone Age's set at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show in Inglewood, California, frontman Josh Homme kicked a photographer in the head. There's footage of the moment below. Chelsea Lauren, the photographer, posted the video on her Instagram page and said that she was hospitalised after being kicked by Homme. According to her, the incident was unprovoked. Since then, vocalist/guitarist Josh Homme has released a video apologizing for his behavior.

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Long Distance Calling - Debut New Song And Video

Long Distance Calling have shared a new song! After recently announcing the release of their sixth studio album, Boundless, for the 2nd of February 2018 via Inside Out Music and after some teasing online, the instrumental band launched the official video for the 9-minute first single "Out There" (directed by Iconographic). You can watch it here now.

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Thy Antichrist - Unveil Initial New Album Details

Black metallers Thy Antichrist have unveiled the first album details of the band's Napalm Records debut, Wrath Of The Beast. That includes the album artwork and tracklist. Early next year, they will also embark on a tour with Septicflesh and Dark Funeral across North America.

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Reviews
Cavalera Conspiracy - Psychosis

I am going to try and write this review without mentioning the name of Sepultura at all (okay, this one doesn't count).

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Nevermore - Warrel Dane Passes Away Of Heart Attack

Terrible news surfaced today for Nevermore and Sanctuary fans as singer Warrel Dane has reportedly passed away in Brazil, according to Brazilian news source UOL. He also had a solo career and was in fact working on a new solo album. He was only 56 years old. Warrel Dane possessed a unique voice, penned thought-provoking lyrics and his music will live on. Rest in peace...

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Posted: 13.12.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (59)

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Decapitated - All Members Released From Jail Awaiting Rape Trial

There's new developments in the Decapitated case. The Spokesman Review, which has been covering the case extensively, has reported that all four members of the Polish death metal band have been released from jail as they await trial of accusations they raped a Spokane woman. The band is now set to go to trial on January 16th, 2018.

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Powerwolf - Announce European Tour With Amaranthe

With a new album coming out in 2018, power metallers Powerwolf have now also announced a headline European tour! The Wolfsnächte Tour 2018 will see the wolves celebrating their heavy metal masses across Europe starting in October and concluding November 17th at Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken. Swedish melodic metal sensation Amaranthe and Germany's heavy/glam high flyers Kissin' Dynamite will be joining in as special guests.

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Sigh - New Album Update, Coming Out In 2018

At the end of last year, Japanese avantgarde metallers Sigh announced that they were working on a new album, Heir To Despair, which is now nearing completion, one year later, according to their latest update. The band also confirmed that it's being released some time in 2018 to follow Graveward (2015).

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