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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)

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Attick Demons - Announce Tour Dates

Portuguese metallers Attick Demons have announced new dates for their 2017 tour in support of the band's new album, Let's Raise Hell, that was release last August via Pure Steel Records. More dates will be announced soon.

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Posted: 20.03.2017 by DREAMASTER | Comments (1)

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Rhapsody Of Fire - Announces The Release Of 'Legendary Years'

A legend continues. Italian symphonic power metal kings Rhapsody Of Fire have re-recorded their biggest classic songs of the "Rhapsody" years (1997 - 2002) with their new line-up. Mixed and mastered by Greenman Studios - Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann (Orden Ogan), Legendary Years will be out on May 26th, available as digipak CD and limited edition colored double gatefold vinyl.

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Posted: 19.03.2017 by DREAMASTER | Comments (10)

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Wormrot - Cancel U.S. Tour Due To Political Climate

Wormrot's upcoming U.S. tour to promote the latest Voices album isn't happening after all. The Singapore grindcore crew has decided to cancel it due to the current political climate in the country and "bands being turned away at US customs".

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Posted: 19.03.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (17)

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Ashen Horde - New Digital EP, 7" Single, Lyric Video

Hollywood-based progressive black metal band Ashen Horde have released their new EP, The Alchemist. The two-song EP is now available digitally, while the limited 7" pressing is available for preorder at their Bandcamp page. The single is the first to feature new vocalist Stevie Boiser (Dissonance In Design, Vale Of Pnath, Equipoise, Tethys), alongside founding member Trevor Portz. It also features drums by Jeremy Portz (Allegaeon, Vale Of Pnath, Martriden). The single is accompanied by a lyric video for the a-side, "Arisen." Check it out.

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Posted: 19.03.2017 by trevorkian | Comments (1)

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Panndora - Announce New Guitarist

In 2014, guitarist Paulitchas Carregosa left Brazilian heavy metal band Panndora. Then In 2015, the band went on hiatus and finally came back in 2017. Now the band has announced a second guitarist. It's Rebeca Froeming Rastelli Perar who joins their ranks for the upcoming shows.

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Posted: 19.03.2017 by Bad English | Comments (1)

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Jose Veselý - New Solo Album Streaming Online

Jose "Humanoid" Veselý of Czech innovators !T.O.O.H.! is currently streaming his entire new solo album Under The Supervision Of Angels online, which is also his third. If you still haven't, stream the full album Under The Supervision Of Angels on the player below. How would you rate this new instrumental album?

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Posted: 19.03.2017 by Paz | Comments (6)

Bands
Exmortus

The Southern California quartet EXMORTUS — whose invigorating twin-guitar mix of neoclassical shred, Bay Area thrash, progressive death and traditional heavy metal has earned the group a devoted following.

Co-founded a decade ago by then-teenage cousins Conan (vocals/guitar) and Mario Moreno (drums), EXMORTUS self-released several demos and EPs before signing with Heavy Artillery Records in 2007. The group's 2008 debut "In Hatred's Flame" and 2011 follow-up "Beyond The Fall Of Time" earned praise for their "frighteningly aggressive thrash blended with both death metal and NWOBHM bluster" (Blabbermouth), and their exuberant, shred-heavy live performances can convert even the most jaded heshers into enthusiastic headbangers.

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Posted: 18.03.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Temple Of Void

Temple of Void is an uncompromising collaboration from the depths of Detroit. Comprising of five musicians who have put in decades of time in the Detroit underground, ToV entered this world with singular focus and methodical execution from the start. ToV harkens back to the somber sound of early British doom, while channeling the energy and devastation of old school American death metal. But ToV is far more than the sum of its parts. Temple of Void destroys.

Temple of Void self-released their demo in May 2013. Four weeks later and they had signed to four different record labels to produce and distribute their demo across the world. The demo was met with staggering support from the underground. And now, just over a year later and ToV is unleashing their debut album on double LP and cassette on Saw Her Ghost Records, as well as on CD through Rain Without End Records. This slab of barbarity is titled, "Of Terror and the Supernatural."

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Posted: 18.03.2017 by Bad English

Reviews
Persefone - Aathma

And so begins the next chapter. One band from Andorra has torn the fabric of space-time continuum to deliver another one-of-a-kind album. Persefone has undergone some lineup changes in recent years but the quality of musicianship hasn't been affected one bit.

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Posted: 18.03.2017 by Demonic Tutor | Comments (5)

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Dodecahedron - 'Kwintessens' Streaming In Its Entirety

The Dutch Dodecahedron has uploaded online its new album, Kwintessens, in its entirely on YouTube. The album was released yesterday (March 17th) via Season Of Mist. It comes five years after the release of their self-titled debut. Listen to Kwintessens right now below and tell us if you enjoy the music.

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Posted: 18.03.2017 by Paz | Comments (2)