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Twilight Force - New Lyric Video Streaming Online

Swedish power metal force Twilight Force is all set to release their forthcoming full length offering Dawn Of The Dragonstar, on August 16th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. After recently revealing first album details, the group now presents the first taste, the song "Night Of Winterlight". It is available for streaming as a lyric video below.

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Posted: 09.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

Bands
Metal Inquisitor

Metal Inquisitor was founded in 1997 by Blumi. Shortly thereafter, the band was then completed by drummer Witchhammer ("Tormentor" by Desaster), singer El Rojo and bassist KronoS. You immediately started writing your own pieces in classic metal style. The result was a demo with three songs the following year and a year later the single "Seven Inches for the Second Attack". In 2000 Witchhammer left the band. Since the decision was made to play with two guitarists in the future, they included TP (guitar) and Havoc (drums) in the band, who already played in the original and common cover project "The Left Rhine Happy Natures".

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Posted: 09.06.2019 by Bad English

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Viper

Viper recorded their first demo tape in 1985, The Killera Sword, and in 1987 they released their first album, Soldiers of Sunrise which, despite the simple production, and the somewhat flawed English in the lyrics, showcased the high degree of talent and skill of the band's members, all of them teenagers at the time.

In 1989 they released Theatre of Fate, notable for the metal and classical music mix, with a song based on Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata; another noteworthy song is Living for the Night - possibly the favorite one of most Viper fans. This album was released in several countries and granted them international fame - especially in Japan, where it outsold renowned groups like Nirvana and Van Halen.

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Posted: 09.06.2019 by Bad English

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Andre Matos - Passed Away

It seems that more and more metal legends are passing away as time goes on, as legendary Angra and Shaman frontman Andre Matos has passed away on the 8th of June.

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Reviews
Misþyrming - Algleymi

At this point, we have had enough Icelandic black metal sophomore albums to see some sort of pattern.

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Unearth - Present New Music Video 'Incinerate'

Metalcore representatives Unearth, who are currently on US tour with All That Remains, present the new official video for the track "Incinerate", taken from their album Extinction(s), which was released last November. This video clip was directed, filmed and edited by Daniel Vandal.

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Bent Knee - Share New Tunes

Boston based art-rockers Bent Knee are pleased to announce their brand new single, "Catch Light", the first new music arriving from their forthcoming new studio album, coming out later this year. This comes on top of the beginning of their North American tour alongside progressive rock outfit Thank You Scientist.

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Articles
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 9 Issue #5 - Awesome New Demos and EPs

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Tryptamyne, Levendleed, Gorebringer, Overwhelmed, Bleeding Majesty & Black Candle.

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Posted: 08.06.2019 by Nefarious | Comments (4)

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Turilli / Lione Rhapsody - Release Lyric Video For Second New Single

Turilli / Lione Rhapsody have launched their second single "D.N.A. (Demon and Angel)" featuring Elize Ryd, taken from their upcoming album Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution), which is gonna be released on July 5th through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Kataklysm - US Tour Announced

Canadian masters Kataklysm will be touring the States' this fall, performing in support of their latest effort Meditations, which was released approx. one year ago. Special guests on the road will come from Exhorder, Krisiun and Hatchet. Complete list of booked tour dates can be seen below.

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Posted: 08.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Cancer - To Release EP, Details Unveiled, Stream Lyric Video

Following their return with 2018's Shadow Gripped album, British death metal veterans Cancer will be releasing new tunes this summer. The band will unleash 5-track EP, titled Ballcutter, on July 19th. One of the songs, "Ballcutter" (featuring Bloodbath's / Katatonia's Anders Nyström), is now available for streaming as a lyric video. Check it out.

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Reviews
Earth - Full Upon Her Burning Lips

"The earth has music for those who listen." Perhaps George Santayana wasn't actually referring to Earth in his quote, but in his defense, he wasn't alive to hear it.

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Posted: 07.06.2019 by RaduP | Comments (6)

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Kadavar - Reveal New Album Title, European Tour Confirmed

German stoner rock bringers Kadavar are excited to announce the dates for the European tour in support of the band's forthcoming full length album, to be officially titled For The Dead Travel Fast. Additional info regarding this new record will be unveiled soon. Stay tuned.

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Articles
Getting In2: Judas Priest

The articles in this series are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band.

Back in 2007, Baz Anderson, the originator of this series, published his own Getting Into: Judas Priest article. I'm not usually interested in duplicating effort, but that article is now three albums behind; I concluded that an update would not be uncalled for. Moreover, Baz and I have sufficiently different perspectives on Priest that I felt I would have some new things to say about certain albums (in other words, he was wrong). With that in mind, I welcome you to this second edition of Getting Into: Judas Priest.

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Posted: 07.06.2019 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (32)

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Elvenking - Stream First Single And Lyric Video

"Under The Sign Of A Black Star", a brand new song from folk/power metal unit Elvenking, is now available for streaming in the form of a lyric video below. The song is taken from the forthcoming studio album Reader Of The Runes - Divination, out on August 30th, 2019 via AFM Records.

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UFO - 50th Anniversary Tour Begins Today

Today, the legendary British act UFO starts their European tour, celebrating extraordinary 50 years of the band's formation. It will kick off at the MusikZentrum in Hannover and will include several festival appearances until the end of the run in Leipzig, on August 3rd.

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