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Enisum

After spending most of last year playing gigs in every corner of Italy and Europe, the band is now switching-off live activities until Spring 2017 (except of course the dates already booked, i.e.25-26.11 at the "Autumn from Hell" fest in Germany and Switzerland) to focus on the last bits of the new album's writing and then start recording. Their popularity increased exponentially after the wonderful 'Arpitanian Lands' (their 2nd album released in physical format after quite many digital-only releases): the D.I.Y. attitude in booking gigs everywhere a chance to play was offered eventually paid off, with the band soon being noticed also abroad by quite a few labels.

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Posted: 22.03.2017 by Bad English

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Cult Of Fire - Stream Entire New EP

The new untitled EP from Czech black metal band Cult Of Fire is now streaming online in its entirety below. The EP was released as a 12" vinyl on March 14th, 2017 via Beyond Eyes Productions. The mini-album includes 2 tracks and 11 minutes of music. You can download it for free on Cult Of Fire's official website.

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Posted: 22.03.2017 by Paz | Comments (8)

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Negură Bunget - Drummer Gabriel 'Negru' Mafa Dies

Tibor Kati, the guitarist and lead singer of the Romanian band Negură Bunget, announced recently that Gabriel "Negru" Mafa, the founding member and the drummer of the band, passed away yesterday, 21.03.2017. He was 42. The main reasons of his tragic and sudden death remain unknown.

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Posted: 22.03.2017 by Caladrius | Comments (10)

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Threshold - Announce Support Acts For Upcoming Tour

British progressive metal band Threshold have been working on their 11th full-length album and today they announced on their website that the album is scheduled to be released this autumn. The album name, Legends Of The Shires, was already announced last December. Furthermore, an accompanying tour will kick off upcoming November as well, in which Threshold will visit The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Supporting Threshold on their Legends Of The Shires tour are Damnation Angels and Day Six. Both bands have played with Threshold in the past.

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Posted: 22.03.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (0)

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Metal Church - Drummer Jeff Plate Quits Band

Jeff Plate, the drummer of American heavy thrashers Metal Church for the last 11 years, has announced on the band's official Facebook page that he will no longer continue with them. His reasons, according to his statement, are personal and have to do with time management. The announcement's spirit is friendly and the drummer takes the opportunity to thank the band members and the fans for their support. He also leaves a hint in the end that he already has plans for his next steps. You can read the full statement below.

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Posted: 22.03.2017 by nikarg | Comments (1)

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Azarath - Unveil New Track

Poland's blackened death metallers Azarath have just released a brand new song from their highly anticipated new album In Extremis, due to be released on the seventh of April via Agonia Records. You can now listen to the new song "Let My Blood Become His Flesh" on the YouTube video located below. This is the third song unveiled after "At The Gates Of Understanding" and "Annihilation (Smite All The Illusions)".

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Posted: 21.03.2017 by Paz | Comments (1)

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Revocation - Song To Appear In 'Power Rangers' Movie

After releasing their sixth full-length, Great Is Our Sin, last year, Revocation will reach the masses and now also be featured in the upcoming 'Power Rangers' movie for the album track "Communion". USA fans can hear the song when the film is released in theaters on March 24th. 'Power Rangers' just got a little bit more metal.

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Posted: 21.03.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (4)

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Clutch - To Tour With Primus

Hard rockers Clutch are joining forces with Primus for a co-headline tour with full sets from each band and no openers or support. See the dates for the "An Evening with Primus and Clutch" tour below. In May, Clutch will also tour with The Sword in the U.S.

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Posted: 21.03.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

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Ghost Bath - Premiere New Track 'Ambrosial'

Starmourner is the forthcoming full-length from atmospheric black metallers Ghost Bath. Set for release on April 21st via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the twelve-track offering was recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced by Josh Schroeder (Battlecross, Still Remains), and features cover artwork by Luciana Nedelea. In advance of its release, the band has now unveiled "Ambrosial" for public consumption. Enjoy!

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Posted: 21.03.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

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Author & Punisher - Signs To Relapse Records, European Tour Announced

Relapse Records has announced the official signing of one-man industrial metal force Author & Punisher. Formed in 2005 by Tristan Shone, creator and sole artist behind the project, the band begins a new chapter this year with a self-released EP, Pressure Mine, which Shone describes as "dark and heavy, yet harnessed and restrained, with a focus on rhythm and deep full bass textures from all analog sound machines."

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Posted: 21.03.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Gemini Syndrome

Formed in 2010 around the talents of former Otep vocalist Aaron Nordstrom, drummer Steele Medina, guitarists Rich Juzwick and Mike Salerno, and bass player Alessandro Paveri, Los Angeles-based, mainstream metal quintet Gemini Syndrome spent their formative days opening for bands like Nonpoint and Murderdolls on the Sunset Strip. As their reputation within the L.A. hard rock scene grew, so did their audience, and soon after the release of their 2011 debut EP, the band inked a major-label deal with Warner Bros. with plans for a debut long-player. The resulting Lux, which has drawn comparisons to bands like Disturbed, Stone Sour, and System of a Down, was released in 2013.

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Posted: 21.03.2017 by Bad English

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Cultes Des Ghoules

A mysterious collective with a full lineup but no facts fully revealed about it, CULTES DES GHOULES have always let their music speak for itself. Their early demos and Odd Spirituality EP, all highly sought after upon their initial release, eventually culminated in CULTES DES GHOULES' classic debut album, Häxan. Released in 2008 but eventually reissued by HELLS HEADBANGERS in 2011 after its first two versions quickly sold out, Häxan was a mesmerizing monolith beyond compare - ghoulish, gibbering, and ghastly in equal measures - although its sinful stench fondly recalled the likes of earliest, evilest Necromantia, Beherit, Mayhem, and Mortuary Drape. Also in 2011 came the Spectres Over Transylvania EP, which was an epic 25-minute track that suggested the ambitious direction to come. And come it did with 2013's Henbane, a five-song/58-minute monster of mesmerizing power. Dread and disease wafting up from the abyss like fumes of the most potent sulfur, coiling and releasing in a tense coitus of godless abandon, the unremittingly repulsive sounds of death worship: Henbane soon became a modern classic for a new generation of black metallers hungry for foul sounds with fathomless depth(s).

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Posted: 21.03.2017 by Bad English

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Possession - Third Single Released

Belgian black/death metallers Possession have uploaded a third extract of Exorkizein, their upcoming debut album to be released very soon on April 7th via Invictus Productions. You can listen to "Beast Of Prey" here as of now. The track clocks in at almost 4-minutes. Previously, Possession revealed two other tracks, namely "Infestation - Manifestation" and "In Vain".

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Posted: 20.03.2017 by Paz | Comments (13)

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Vallenfyre - Reveal New Album Cover Art, Release Date

Death/doom outfit Vallenfyre has set June 2nd, 2017 as release date for its third album, Fear Those Who Fear Him, via Century Media Records. Recorded by the band's new core line-up consisting of Gregor Mackintosh (vocals and guitar), Hamish Glencross (guitar and bass) and Waltteri Väyrynen (drums), the album was once again produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Beastmilk, Yob) at Audiosiege Mastering in Portland, OR. The cover artwork was created by Hal Rotter. Feast your eyes on it here.

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Posted: 20.03.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Goatwhore - Unveil New Album Title

Prepare for a new album by Goatwhore. The U.S. blackened death/thrash crew just revealed that their upcoming offering and follow-up to Constricting Rage Of The Merciless will be titled Vengeful Ascension and is coming soon. We will keep you posted on upcoming album details.

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Posted: 20.03.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (4)

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Scale The Summit - Debut New Song

Scale The Summit recently shared new music! In case you haven't heard yet, the prog band is about to release In A World Of Fear and the first song you get to hear is called "Royal Orphan". Check it out on Bandcamp below. The album teaser is also available here which reveals the guests of the album, including Jeff Loomis and Scott Carstairs (Fallujah).

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Posted: 20.03.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)