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Loudblast - Detail Forthcoming Studio Album

French metal veterans Loudblast share additional details regarding their forthcoming album, called Manifesto. Scheduled for an early November, 2020 release on Listenable Records, it will contain 10 new tracks. The cover art, which can be seen below, was made by Eliran Kantor.

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Posted: 31.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Chaos Magic - Reveal New Music Video Clip

Chaos Magic have released an official music video for the song "Falling Again", from their latest album Furyborn. The clip features footage from various Chaos Magic tour dates in 2019 and 2020.

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Posted: 31.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Wolves In The Throne Room - New Record In The Making

Atmospheric black metal unit from Olympia, Washington Wolves In The Throne Room are currently making new studio record, the follow-up to 2017's Thrice Woven. They are also pleased to announce the newly confirmed partnership with Relapse Records. The latter will put out their next album in North America, with Century Media handling distribution for the rest of the world.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (4)

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Ace Frehley - To Release Second Covers Album 'Origins Vol.2'

Ace Frehley has announced the release of Origins Vol. 2, his second collection of eleven rock 'n' roll covers, due out on September 18, 2020. Today, he also releases the first single, a cover of Deep Purple's 1972 hit, "Space Truckin", available now on all streaming platforms and as an official music video.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Bands
Hyades

Italian thrash metal mongers Hyades formed back in 1996, but only gained worldwide attention in 2005 with the release of their debut album 'Abuse Your Illusions'. Two years after they issued their sophomore effort 'And The Worst Is Yet To Come', Hyades is back with their loudest album to date.

After the summer of last year Hyades went into semi-seclusion in the studio to write and record their third album 'The Roots Of Trash', the first one with Jerico, their new bass player. The eleven tracks mixed and mastered to perfection by Andy Classen at Stage One Studios in Germany, 'The Roots Of Trash' is nothing less than a furious neck-breaking thrash assault on your ears and body. Again, the legendary Ed Repka, (Death, Megadeth, Evildead, Toxik, to name but a few), was responsible for the characteristic artwork. Hyades again produce the perfect blend of European and US old-school thrash metal. Fast drumming, mosh guitar riffing, old-school vocals and socially critical lyrics, combined with an oddball sense of humor; their music a treat for fans of legendary bands of the genre, such as Anthrax, Exodus, Artillery and Kreator.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Yaniv

Bands
Thorr's Hammer

Thorr's Hammer was formed in Ballard, Washington by Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley during winter 1994-1995. Soon after, Runhild Gammelsæter, then 17-year-old Norwegian exchange student, joined the band as vocalist/lyricist. The band reached its final form when Jamie Sykes and James Hale joined. The band was active only for six weeks during which it played two gigs and recorded a demo and an EP entitled Dommedagsnatt. The band disbanded after Runhild's return to Oslo, Norway. Burning Witch was formed from the ashes of Thorr's Hammer and Runhild has currently teamed up with James Plotkin (Khanate) to form Khlyst.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Bad English

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Disillusion - Premiere New Single & Lyric Video

In autumn 2019, German progressive metal formation Disillusion returned with The Liberation. This comeback reelase would not have been possible without fan support via the band's Patreon campaign. There, patrons received the bonus track "Between". Eventually, the song was just too good to remain unavailable to the majority. So here it is in classic 7" single format (limited to 500 copies) to shorten the wait for Disillusion's fourth full-length, which is already in the making. The b-side features the video edit of "Time To Let Go" from The Liberation, which is herewith released on a physical product for the first time.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Helstar - 'Black Wings Of Solitude' 7" Single Drops On October

Helstar's next music piece is going to be a 7" 2-track single, Black Wings Of Solitude, featuring a brand new metal ballad "Black Wings Of Solitude", and pay homage to Ronnie James Dio with their cover version of Black Sabbath's "After All (The Dead)". Mixed by Martin "Mattes" Pfeiffer at Redhead Studios, and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann at ROXX Studio. The artwork created by John Fossum. It drops on October 2, 2020 (Massacre Records) on Vinly and digital.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Bands
Benea Reach

The Oslo-based metal band Benea Reach is widely considered to become the future leader of Norwegian metal. The band made an early career statement by receiving a Norwegian Grammy nomination for their 2006 debut album, 'Monument Bineothan'. Mixing dark melodies and heavy grooves with hardcore attitude, they soon gathered fans from all corners of hard and heavy music.

With their 2008 release, 'Alleviat', they returned even stronger. With a heavier yet more accessible sound they stated their position as one of the main nationwide metal acts and received yet another Grammy nomination. Danish studio-wizard Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Sick Of It All) was the man to mix down the monumental masterpiece. The song "Awakening" appeared on the big screen in 2009 as one of the main songs on the 'Dead Snow' (Død Snø) soundtrack.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Yaniv

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Sólstafir - Announce New Album, Share Details & Teaser

Sólstafir are excited to reveal details for their seventh studio album, Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love, set for worldwide release on November 6th, 2020 via Season Of Mist. Recorded at the Sundlaugin Studio (Iceland), where Svartir Sandar, Ótta and Berdreyminn were also recorded by producer Birgir Jón Birgisson. The band also share a short teaser, created by Aimed & Framed.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Necrot - Another Track From Upcoming Full Length Streaming

Necrot's Mortal full length output will hit the stores in approx. one month from now. Before the album will be officially released, American death metal trio offers you another piece to listen, "Your Hell".

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Reviews
Ivan - Silver Screens

How dare this Australian doom metal band steal the name of our dear founder?

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by RaduP | Comments (0)

Bands
Viscera

Featuring former members of Heart Of A Coward, Abhorrent Decimation, Martyr Defiled, Nervecell and Surfaces - Viscera formed in 2019.

Inspired by the seminal 90's & 00's bands- notably Pantera, Meshuggah, At The Gates, The Black Dahlia Murder and Killswitch Engage, Viscera combine these influences with Modern Tech Death and Deathcore flavours...this combined with a potent blend of watertight syncopation, makes Viscera an emerging force to be reckoned with.

The band released their debut single 'Lamb To The Slaughter' on October 29th 2019 to much anticipation following the announcement of the band's incarnation.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Yaniv

Articles
Purvey A Sonic Doom: Exploring The O)))verse (1996-2004)

For a genre as hard to get into as drone metal, it is surprising how much of a household name Sunn O))) have become. Though with a fairly limited but devout fanbase, most people still see them as that band that plays only one note slowly. But the O)))-verse is large and includes a lot of sounds, experiments and a fair share of side projects. We hope to explore at least part of those in this three-part article series.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by RaduP | Comments (7)

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Anna Von Hausswolff - Unveiling 'All Thoughts Fly' Album Details

Dark music creator Anna Von Hausswolff is excited to reveal details for her fifth studio album, entitled All Thoughts Fly. Coming out through Southern Lord Recordings on 25th September, this is another special music piece while the entire record consists of just one instrument - the pipe organ. To get a sense of what to expect from this output, stream her first single "Sacro Bosco", with accompanying official video clip.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Sumac - Release New Song

Sumac are giving us a first taste of their upcoming album, sharing "The Iron Chair" song. Their fourth studio album, May You Be Held, is due for release on 2nd of October, having been delayed past the original date of 18th September.

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Posted: 30.07.2020 by Netzach | Comments (1)