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Omnizide - New Track Streaming Online

"Doomsday Revelations", a brand new song from Swedish blackened death metallers Omnizide, is now available for streaming below. This is the fourth track from the band's new upcoming album NekroRegime, which will be available on December 16th, 2016 by Daemon Worship Productions and Carnal Records. How is the follow-up to Death Metal Holocaust sounding?

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Posted: 22.11.2016 by Paz | Comments (0)

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Ayreon - Best Of Live Shows Announced, Arjen To Perform

Ayreon live shows? That's right, it's happening! In 2017, Ayreon is going to be live on stage in a full-on rock show extravaganza. It's two nights only, on the 15th and 16th of September 2017 at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The show is called Ayreon Universe and will feature songs from all Ayreon albums (including from the upcoming release on Mascot Label Group), plus a few fan favorites from Star One. And tons of special guests! Arjen will make a special appearance performing live on stage.

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Posted: 22.11.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (6)

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Haken - To Embark On 10th Anniversary Tour

Next year, proggers Haken will be celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band, hot on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed fourth album, Affinity. And of course they will mark the occasion with special shows. The band will go out on a headline tour of Europe in March and April, with tickets on sale this Wednesday. InsideOutMusic will also reissue the band's first two albums, Aquarius and Visions, on February 3rd, 2017 in new remastered 2CD editions, as well as vinyl for the very first time.

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Posted: 22.11.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (11)

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Ordog - New Album Streaming Online

As of now, you can hear the new Ordog album called The Grand Wall right here on Bandcamp in its entirety. The Finns offer you a new dose of melancholic doom metal. The Grand Wall has just been released via Moscow Funeral League in association with Solitude Productions and Frozen Light. Go ahead and give it a spin or two!

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Posted: 22.11.2016 by Bad English | Comments (0)

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Within The Ruins - Announce New Album, Stream Track

U.S. metallers Within The Ruins just announced their new album: Halfway Human. It is dropping on March 3rd 2017 through eOne Music and today you can already listen to "Death Of The Rockstar", which is the album's first single. All the record details, including tracklist and cover art, are also available below.

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Posted: 22.11.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Emerald - Bassist Essie Zagers Dies

Dutch 80's heavy metal act Emerald have lost their original bassist Essie Zagers. The band only released one album, Down Town, back in 1985. Rest in peace.

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Posted: 22.11.2016 by Bad English | Comments (0)

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We have to go back to the mid 70s to find the origin of Emerald. At this time the 2 school friends Bert Kivits and Allard Ekkel decided to start a band and call it Warrior. Of course there were later a number of bands called Warrior, only in Holland alone there were a few of them. So at the end of '83 the name is changed into Emerald, inspired by a song from Thin Lizzy. It takes until '84 when the band records a 4 track demo. The songs shows the guys are very much into Picture and Ozzy Osbourne. What everyone directly hears is the extremely high pitched voice from singer Bert Kivits. It's a love or hate thing and nothing in the middle. A mix between Geddy Lee and Pat Benatar (really!). But besides Bert's voice also the Randy Rhoads style playing from Allard Ekkel is quite remarkable and gives Emerald their own unique sound. No wonder the band gets good reviews. Megaton boss Bram Kloos gets interested and so it happens that on the 24th of January 1985 the band signs a deal with Megaton (Thank you Bram!!). When later that year the album is released, Emerald got a huge live reputation in their region and is called 'The best Heavy Metal band from the East' (of Holland that is).

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Posted: 22.11.2016 by Bad English

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Rhapsody - Announce 20th Anniversary Reunion Farewell Tour

Fabio Lione, Luca Turilli, Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth have just announced the reunion of the original members of Rhapsody, and the farewell tour of the band. The Italian band Rhapsody, one of the icons of symphonic power metal, will gather together to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their first official release, playing their album Symphony Of Enchanted Lands in full, as well as other classics of the band. No-one should miss it as this will be the only and last chance to see the band performing on stage together.

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Posted: 21.11.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (11)

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Deivos - Drops Details About New Album

Polish death metal band Deivos has revealed some new fresh informations about their upcoming album Endemic Divine. The cover artwork and tracklist are available for viewing below. The album is scheduled to be released on February 10th, 2017 via Selfmadegod Records and it will be the band's 5th full-length release. You can expect 8 tracks with about 30 minutes of playing time.

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Posted: 21.11.2016 by Paz | Comments (2)

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De Magia Veterum - Stream Track From Upcoming Album

In case you weren't aware, Dutch avantgarde black metal demon channelers De Magia Veterum are going to release a new studio album soon and have just premiered a new track from the album called "Trumpeteering The Sulphur Lakes".

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Posted: 21.11.2016 by 3rdWorld | Comments (3)

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Aenaon - New Music Video Unveiled

The Greeks Aenaon are about to release (scheduled for November 25th on Code666 Records) their new album, Hypnosophy, which will be the third full-length of their career. Recently, the progressive black metallers also unveiled a brand new video for one of the new tracks: "Earth Tomb". You can now watch the unsettling music video below. Do you think the album sounds promising so far?

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Posted: 21.11.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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Black Anvil - Announce New Album, Premiere Song

Are you up for some black metal? Black Anvil has got you covered! The New York City metallers return with As Was, the 50-minute follow-up to 2014's Hail Death. As Was features cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel) and was recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain). Stream the band's new song "May Her Wrath Be Just" via YouTube here.

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Posted: 21.11.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Iron Reagan - Debut New Song

Hardcore punks Iron Reagan have new music to share! The band recently premiered their topical album opener "A Dying World" which lyrically touches on the worldwide demise of mankind as we know it. The song will appear on the upcoming album, Crossover Ministry, which is due out on February 3rd, 2017 via Relapse Records. The album, the band's third, was recorded by Iron Reagan guitarist Phil "Landphil" Hall and mixed by Kurt Ballou.

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Posted: 21.11.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)