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Potentiam - Reunite To Perform Debut Album In Its Entirety

Icelandic black metal band, Potentiam, hasn't been active in quite a while since its band members have been busy with their other bands like Kontinuum and Katla. But a one-off reunion seems to come next year at Reykjavik Metalfest 2019, where the band will perform their debut album Bálsýn in its entirety for its 20th anniversary.

The band has confirmed that this is their only plan at the moment, and it seems that the planned new album may never see the light of day. In a previous post in 2014, the band said: "Drums have been recorded, all of us are busy in other projects at the moment, we don't want to rush this one out. It has all been written and will come."

The festival posted the following message: "When the idea was tossed around the office to get this legendary Icelandic act back on stage we considered this a "never gonna happen but doesn't hurt asking" kind of idea! Obviously, we were wrong and seeing Potentiam deliver its majestic gothic black metal live in 2019, on the twentieth anniversary of Bálsýn, the band's debut album, will be great!"

Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, who played drums on the record, confirmed that he has no part in the reunion.

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In Mourning - New Album In The Works, Introduce New Members

Swedish progressive melodic death metallers In Mourning have introduced two new members. Having released their latest album Afterglow back in 2016, the group has introduced new blood: drummer Jocke Strandberg Nilsson (Wolves Within and Faithful Darkness) and bassist Tterrab Dys (Letters From The Colony). In Mourning has been working on new material for a while and their new fifth album is tentatively titled Epsilon.

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Chris Cornell - New Box Set Coming, Previously Unreleased Song Launched

Soundgarden's legendary singer Chris Cornell tragically passed away last year. On November 16th, the 17-track self-titled album, Chris Cornell, and a 64-track limited-edition deluxe box set will be released. The album will be made available by Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Chris Cornell estate through UMe. The centerpiece to the collection is the newly discovered, unreleased track "When Bad Does Good" found in Chris' personal audio archive which was performed, recorded and mixed by Chris himself. You can now hear it here.

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Source: chriscornellmerchandise.com
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Urt - New Video Online

Back in May, Estonian black metal flamethrowers Urt released a 4-way-Split EP with Bestia, Isgalder and ​Zornestrieb. Recently, the group also shared the music video for their contribution to the split, the song "Uus ilma kord". Enjoy it here.

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Source: facebook.com
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Icarus Witch - Debut New Single, Unveil New Album Details

Some months ago, Icarus Witch introduced their new singer Andrew Della Cagna (and the song "Goodbye Cruel World"). Now the heavy metal band has shared another new song, "Misfortune Teller," from the upcoming album, Goodbye Cruel World, which is due out on October 26th via Cleopatra Records. Feast your eyes on the cover art and hear the new tune.

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Saxorior - In The Studio

The last Saxorior album, Saksen (check it out on Bandcamp) was released in 2015, and after that the melodic black metal band has been active in the live front. Now they are back in the studio doing some recordings, but it's still unclear if it will be for a full-length or EP.

Source: facebook.com
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Sinbreed - Announce New Album Details

German power metal band Sinbreed introduced the new vocalist Nick Hollemann a few months ago to replace Herbie Langhans. Now, the band will show his vocal skills in practice. They have revealed the cover art of their new album IV which is coming out on November 23rd on Massacre Records. Stay tuned for new music soon.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 22.09.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Dragony - New Lyric Video, Album On The Way

Austrian power metallers Dragony have released a brand new lyric video for the song "Flame Of Tar Valon" from their upcoming album, Masters Of The Multiverse, which will be released on 12th October 2018 via Limb Music. The presale started on September 14th. The video was uploaded on the Limb Music YouTube channel.

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Source: dragony.net
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Posted: 22.09.2018 by Ellrohir | Comments (1)


Thrudvangar - Lineup Changes, Preparing New Album

German black metal horde Thrudvangar just announced line-up changes and a new album. According to the band, they entered the KR MUSIC Studios and promise to share more info soon about the follow-up to Tiwaz (2013).

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Posted: 22.09.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Vandenberg's MoonKings - New Acoustic Album Coming, Song Online

Dutch hard rockers Vandenberg's MoonKings return with their new record, Rugged And Unplugged, which will be released on November 23rd via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Rugged And Unplugged is a stripped back acoustic album which features songs from across Adrian Vandenberg's career. From his first band Teaser as a 20-year-old, he has always used an acoustic guitar in his recordings, which along with the electric guitar creates the light and shade dynamic that is the cornerstone to all of his records. Check out "Burning Heart" below.

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Posted: 22.09.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Clouds - Reveal Another New Song

After revealing the title track of their upcoming third full-length album, entitled Dor, set for release on November 15th, Clouds now premiere another new track. Watch the lyric video of "Forever And A Day" below to get your fix of atmospheric doom metal.

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Posted: 22.09.2018 by nikarg | Comments (5)


Callejon - Launch New Video

Callejon have made known that their new album, entitled Hartgeld Im Club, will be released on January 4th, 2019 via Century Media Records. It features cover versions of hits by famous German hip hop acts as well as two newly recorded Callejon tracks. The video for the first single, "Urlaub Fürs Gehirn", features a lot of french kissing between a metalhead and a rapper and was directed by BastiBasti and Harald Schaack.

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Source: centurymedia.com
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Posted: 22.09.2018 by nikarg | Comments (0)


Sirenia - Share Lyric Video For New Song

As they prepare to release the new album, Arcane Astral Aeons, symphonic metallers Sirenia just released a brand new single. It's called "Love like Cyanide" and it is availabe now via the lyric video below. Also, the track features Yannis Papadopoulos (Beast In Black) on guest vocals. Do you like the new song? Share your thoughts!

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 21.09.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (7)


Riverside - New Video Launched

"Lament", the new single off the upcoming, seventh studio album Wasteland (due out on Inside Out Music next week, on September 28th, 2018) by Polish prog masters Riverside is being launched today. Check out "Lament" in a stunning video clip created by Tomasz Pulsakowski/Sightsphere now here.

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Source: insideoutmusic.com
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Posted: 21.09.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Ironsword - Working On New Material

There haven't been many updates from Portuguese heavy metallers Ironsword but it seems like the band is working on some new material. While their last album, None But The Brave, was released in 2015, Ironsword revealed on Facebook that they are working on a new epic 15-minute long song.

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Posted: 21.09.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)