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Brainstorm - Extend Contract With AFM Records

German power metal outfit Brainstorm and AFM Records are content to announce the extension of their long-term contract. The band is signed to the Hamburg-based label since 2009, releasing five studio albums, with the latest, Midnight Ghost, in September, 2018.

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Posted: 19.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Job For A Cowboy - Launch Side-Project, Premiere New Track

Five musicians have joined forces to launch a new extreme metal band dubbed Serpent Of Gnosis. The group is comprised of Jonny Davy (Job For A Cowboy), Al Glassman (Job For A Cowboy), Tony Sannicandro (Job For A Cowboy), Max Lavelle (The Black Dahlia Murder), and Darren Cesca (Deeds Of Flesh, ex-Arsis, Goratory). Serpent Of Gnosis will release their debut album, As I Drink From The Infinite Well Of Inebriation, on June 14th through 1126 Records. You can also stream a fresh new track, titled "The Colorless Capsules".

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Posted: 19.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Halcyon Way - Share 'The Church Of Me' Music Video

Shortly before their North American tour with Metal Church, which kicks off on April 23rd, Atlanta-based prog metallers Halcyon Way present a music video for the track "The Church Of Me". The song is taken from their new album Bloody But Unbowed, out now on Agonia Records. Video clip was directed by Chance White.

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Posted: 19.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Warrior Path - Warrior Path

Warrior Path is the debut album of Greek guitarist and composer Andreas Sinanoglou's project, named… Warrior Path. Ok, I can see the lack of excitement on your part. Well, what if I tell you that he is joined by Yannis Papadopoulos (Beast In Black) on vocals and guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis (Firewind and many others) on guitars, bass and keyboards?

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Posted: 19.04.2019 by nikarg | Comments (3)

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Palat

Palat is a metal group formed in 1987 in Tallinn, Estonia with the unchanged line-up to this day: Andri Hõbemägi (vocals, guitar), Alo Puustak (guitar), Tanel Trööp (bass, backing vocals) and Margus Tohver (drums). The name of the band comes from the short story Ward No. 6 by Anton Chekhov with Palat being a direct translation from Ward.

Being one of the first thrash metal bands in the country, the quartet was most active through years 1988 - 1992, touring in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Denmark. They reached also wider audience with the video for the cover song Linda broadcasted in 1990 on Estonian National Television (today available on YouTube) and transformed during these years from pure thrash metal to incorporate the elements of funk and rap. In recent years, Palat has performed a couple occasional gigs in their hometown.

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Posted: 18.04.2019 by Bad English

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Laster - Het Wassen Oog

The Dutch black metal scene has developed a fine reputation for the overall quirkiness and experimental inclinations of many of its bands as of late. Look no farther than Laster for as good a demonstration of this trend as any.

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Posted: 18.04.2019 by Apothecary | Comments (5)

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Solstice - Split With Vocalist

UK's Solstice have announced that they have parted ways with vocalist Paul Kearns, who was part of the group for the last eight years and contributed his share on the latest record White Horse Hill, released in 2018. Solstice are now in the search for a new permanent vocalist.

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Posted: 18.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Abnormality - Premiere Second New Single

On May 10th, Abnormality will release their third full-length, Sociopathic Constructs, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of this upcoming record, the band has unleashed a second new single "A Catastrophic And Catalyzing Event". It can be heard via YouTube down under.

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Posted: 18.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Culted - Sign With Season Of Mist, To Release New Album

French metal label Season Of Mist is pleased to announce the signing of blackened doom metal outfit Culted. The band will release their fourth upcoming album, titled Vespertina Synaxis; A Prayer For Union And Emptiness, via the label later this year. More info to be revealed soon.

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Posted: 18.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Corrosion Of Conformity - To Tour Europe In Summer

US stoner veterans Corrosion Of Conformity have released their latest studio album No Cross No Crown, in January, 2018 through Nuclear Blast. Since then the group has been touring around the globe relentlessly, and now the band is set to return to European shores in June & July, 2019. All dates for 'Deliverance Revival European Tour' can be found below.

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Posted: 18.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Numenorean - Adore

Ok, what even is post-black metal?

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Posted: 18.04.2019 by RaduP | Comments (4)

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Amon Amarth - Reveal 'Crack The Sky' Video

Shortly after the announcement of the North American leg of Amon Amarth's 'Berseker World Tour 2019', the melodic death metal vikings have unleashed a video for their new song, "Crack The Sky". It is taken from the band's upcoming album, Berserker, which will be released on May 3rd via Metal Blade Records and you can watch it below.

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Posted: 18.04.2019 by nikarg | Comments (7)

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Destruction - Re-Sign New Deal With Nuclear Blast Records

Destruction have some great news to share. The band is proud to announce that they have re-inked a record deal with Nuclear Blast Recoords for some more years and albums. More info about the upcoming new studio full length will be released next week. Stay tuned.

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Posted: 17.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Accept - Introduce New Bassist, Violinist For Upcoming Tour

Heavy metal veterans Accept are excited to announce the addition of Martin Motnik on bass and Ava-Rebekah Rahman on violin as the band prepares to launch the 'Symhonic Terror Tour' on April 20th in Germany. You can check out the list of confirmed dates down under.

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Posted: 17.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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High On Fire - Entire New EP Available For Streaming

A full stream of High On Fire's brand new 12'' Bat Salad is now available. Consisting of three tracks, it hit the stores this past weekend on vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day 2019. The EP feature one new track, "Bat Salad", as well as covers of Celtic Frost's "Into The Crypts Of Rays" and Bad Brains' "Don't Bother Me".

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Posted: 17.04.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Astral Doors - Launch New Song And Music Video

Swedes Astral Doors are about to release their new studio album, Worship Or Die, next week, on 26th April. Heavy metal representatives are also pleased to share new tunes, revealing official music video for "Night Of The Hunter". Video clip was made by Niklas Nieminen.

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Posted: 17.04.2019 by Bad English | Comments (0)