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Heads For The Dead - Serpent's Curse

Serpent's Curse is the effort of multi-instrumentalist Jonny Pettersson of Wombbath fame and Revel In Flesh's vocalist, Ralf Hauber, to produce music that could be the score of an old-school horror film. You know, those films that feature witches burned at the stake, virgins sacrificed and devilish priests performing unholy ceremonies that result in a mess of corn syrup mixed with red food colouring.

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Posted: 30.12.2018 by nikarg | Comments (3)

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Cult Of Luna - New Material In The Works

Swedish masters of atmospheric sludge/post-metal Cult Of Luna are currently working hard on their new material. While not sharing any official statement, the band recently posted several photos from the studio at their official Facebook page. More informations and details to be expected in near future.

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Posted: 30.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (5)

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Killswitch Engage - Finish Recording New Album

Massachusetts metalcore band Killswitch Engage has finished with the recordings of their upcoming new album. The outing is now set for further arrangement, editing, and mixing courtesy of Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and is expected to be released in the spring, 2019.

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Posted: 30.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Paganland - Share A Rehersal Video Preview

Ukraine-based metallers Paganland are working on new material, for their upcoming fourth studio record, which will be tentatively released in 2019. The band posted a video from their rehersal place, where you can listen to the snnippets of the new tracks, that will be part of their new effort.

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Posted: 30.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Arch Enemy - Issue Statements Regarding Photographer Copyright Dispute

A few days ago, Metal Blast published an article explaining how their photographer, J Salmeron, has been blacklisted from photographing Arch Enemy after a copyright dispute over the supposed commercial use of one of his photos without permission, of the band's singer, Alissa White-Gluz, by a clothing company, Thunderball Clothing, which made a piece of clothing that Alissa was wearing in said photo. The photographer claimed that the fee usually associated with the use of his photo would be €500, but would be willing to let them continue using it if they donated €100 to a certain cancer charity. The band and the company removed the photo and blacklisted the photographer. Now both the company and Alissa have released statements regarding the dispute.

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Posted: 29.12.2018 by RaduP | Comments (33)

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Vanhelgd - Lyric Video Streaming

Death metal purveyors Vanhelgd released their latest record Deimos Sanktuarium on October 12th through Dark Descent Records / Pulverised Records. Now, they present an official lyric video for track "The Ashes Of Our Defeat", available for streaming below. The videoclip was put together by Carl Assault.

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Posted: 29.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Seer - New Album Coming In February

Canadian sludge cosmonauts Seer will be releasing new opus, Vol. 6, due out on February 8th, 2019 via Artoffact Records. It was recorded and mixed by Jordan Koop at The Noise Floor Recording Studio on Gabriola Island, BC, and mastered by Joel Grind in Portland, OR. Cover artwork was made by Cauê Piloto & Robin B. Harris.

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Posted: 29.12.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)

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The Moth Gatherer - Reveal First Single

Atmospheric sludge/post metallers The Moth Gatherer are excited to reveal the first single from their recently announced studio album Esoteric Oppression, due out on February 22nd via Agonia Records. An eight minute track "Motionless In Oceania" is available for streaming down under.

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Posted: 29.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Infera Bruo - East Coast Tour Confirmed

Infera Bruo, progressive black metal band from Massachusetts, confirmed a set of tour dates for East coast of America. On this tour the band will be also presenting material from their latest effort, Cerement, out from September 7th, 2018. Dates are scheduled for this coming February/March.

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Posted: 29.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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To Wither

To Wither never started, it just existed, as Simon Larsen (Iskald, Skaur), and Isak H. Larsen (Skaur)composed the first song in the winter of 2004/2005. They played in some other bands at that time, but wanted to do something different from the others, and the sound of To Wither was to be a little more vulnerable and melodic with a different vocal style.

The music of To Wither is melancholic metal with fragile clean vocals and harmonies, heavy guitars and passionate drumming, which mainly are inspired by bands such as Katatonia and Swallow the Sun. The lyrical theme is mainly about the human mind, dark thoughts and sorrow, as every listener can recognize themselves in.

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Posted: 29.12.2018 by Bad English

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Nailed To Obscurity - Reveal New Music Video

German melodic death/doom metallers Nailed To Obscurity are set to unleash their Nuclear Blast debut, entitled Black Frost, in only two weeks, on January 11th, 2019. After recently launching the title track of their new album, it's time for the group to present another full taster today. Check out the music video for their new single "Tears Of The Eyeless", directed and produced by Vesa Ranta & Aapo Lahtela.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by nikarg | Comments (2)

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Carnal Forge - Launch New Lyric VIdeo

The official lyric video "Reforged" from Swedish metallers Carnal Forge, is now available for streaming. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, Gun To Mouth Salvation, which will hit the stores on January 25th, 2019 via ViciSolum Productions. It was produced by Carnal Forge, mixed by Petri Kuusisto, Jari Kuusisto, Jocke Skog & Carnal Forge, and mastered at Radionika Studio by Dino Medanhodzic. The lyric video was done by Federico Boss (Abstract Chaos Design).

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Tomb Mold - Working On New Album

There is no time out for Tomb Mold. Toronto-based death metal machine and their label 20 Buck Spin are excited to announce, that the band already started working on their follow up to Manor Of Infinite Forms, which was released in June, 2018. The recording process for their forthcoming full length will begin early in the new year. Stay tuned for more.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Enslaved - Touring In Latin America Next March

Norwegian masters Enslaved are pleased to unveil new touring plans for next year. They will visit lands across the area of Latin America in March, 2019. The band will present their well-established latest record E, released back in October, 2017. Official tour flyer with dates can be found below.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

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Criminal - Announce New Drummer, To Record Album Next Summer

Chilean metal veterans Criminal have announced the addition of Danilo Estrella as their new drummer. Estrella will repalce Zac O'Neil, who left the band amicably over a year ago. With the addition of Estrella, the Criminal line-up is now three fourths Chilean again. The band also confirmed that they will enter the studio in the summer to record the follow-up to 2016's Fear Itself. The new record will be released by Metal Blade Records towards the end of 2019.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Artillery - The Face Of Fear

Artillery showed us a new face with 2013's Legions, a clean, traditional heavy metal sound rather different from what the band had been known for. 2016's Penalty By Perception undertook a harsher course correction, driving back into thrash. The Face Of Fear splits the difference.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (6)