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Obscure Sphinx - Part Ways With Guitarist

Polish female fronted sludge/post-metallers Obscure Sphinx have shocked fans by announcing that they have parted ways with longtime guitarist Tomasz "Yony" Jońca. Yony has been part of Obscure Sphinx for the last eight years and has contributed his share to the band's three full-length releases.

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Posted: 27.06.2017 by Paz | Comments (0)

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Paradise Lost - Reveal 'Medusa' Tracklist And Song Snippet

Paradise Lost are about to drop their newest record on September 1st entitled Medusa. However, the British metallers are already giving us a little taste from the album by revealing a snippet for the upcoming single "The Longest Winter" as well as showing the tracklist for the upcoming album. Check out the clip below and lay your eyes on the provided artwork.

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Posted: 27.06.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (1)

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Blind Guardian - Release 'Twilight Of The Gods' Live Video

German power metallers Blind Guardian are about to release their first live record in 14 years. Live Beyond The Spheres, a package filled with 22 songs, will be released on July 7th and guides the fans not only through the band's all-time classics such as "The Bard's Song (In The Forest)" or "Mirror Mirror", but also presents rarely performed songs like "And Then There Was Silence". Today, you can watch the live video of "Twilight Of The Gods", from their latest album, Beyond The Red Mirror.

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Posted: 27.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Infestus - Update On New Album, To Release Limited Tape

One-man black metal band Infestus has been quiet for some time but mastermind Moloc has now given a new sign of life and explained what he has been up to. He has been working on a new album but several injuries have delayed the recording process. However, there is a special release coming your way: the tape version of their latest opus, The Reflecting Void, limited to 100 copies.

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Posted: 27.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Antigama - To Record New EP And Album

Antigama have been busy forging new material and fans can expect plenty of new releases coming from the Polish experimental metallers soon. The band is in the process of making a new album which will be recorded in early 2018. In the meantime, they are going to the studio to make a new EP as well titled Depressant. The session will begin next week at JNS Studio with Paweł 'Janos' Grabowski on the mixing board.

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Posted: 27.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Latitudes - Working On New Album

Post-metallers Latitudes are working on a new album to follow Old Sunlight, released last year. The U.K. group is hard at work finishing the writing of their 4th album and expect to have this completed in the coming months with studio time planned for early 2018.

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Posted: 27.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Auri - New Band Feat. Tuomas Holopainen, Troy Donockley

A new band, Auri, has just been introduced and it might interest Nightwish fans. The Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela (Sonata Arctica, Tuomas Holopainen) lent her voice, while Troy Donockley and Tuomas Holopainen cast their spells with various other instruments. Using selected guest musicians and friends, the album finally takes its form under the direction of sound engineer Tim Oliver, all within 'Real World' studios in Southern England.

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Posted: 26.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

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Officium Triste - Release Cover Song

Dutch death doom metal band Officium Triste have shared a song online. While they are working hard on a new album, the band recorded the cover "The Weight Of The World". It's a cover off of 2007 Editors album An End Has A Start. The track is available as a free download from their Bandcamp page. It is also the first recording with the current line-up. Enjoy!

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Posted: 26.06.2017 by Bad English | Comments (2)

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Alter Bridge - Release Live Performance Video

Alter Bridge are hitting European festival and club stages right now. Just recently, they announced the release of a new live album and rarities collection called Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities which captures one of the biggest moments of the band's career, when they played their show at London's O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016. The band put together a clip with some of the finest moments of this landmark performance with the background music of their The Last Hero track "Cradle To The Grave". Watch it here.

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Posted: 26.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Andras - To Release New Album, Unveil Lyric Video

German cult black metal band Andras is coming back again. Seven years after their last album, Warlord, Andras return on October 10th 2017 with a new album. They just announced a full-length called Reminiszenzen to be released by Einheit Produktionen. Here is a lyric video for the first song "Altar der Finsternis" (Altar of Darkness). Check it out below.

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Posted: 26.06.2017 by Black Emperor | Comments (0)

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Samael - Unveil First Song From New Album

Six long years after they released Lux Mundi, there is finally new Samael music to be consumed. The industrial metallers' new album Hegemony will be released worldwide on Napalm Records on the 13th of October 2017, crowning their 30th anniversary. For now, you can check the first grandiose single "Angel Of Wrath" and let us know what you think about it.

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Posted: 24.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (6)

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The Haunted - Release New Single And Video

Swedish thrashers The Haunted will release their ninth studio album, Strength In Numbers, on August 25th via Century Media. The first song "Brute Force" has been released today and it's here. Prepare your ears and give it a spin right now. Moreover, the album details have also been revealed.

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Posted: 24.06.2017 by deswesher | Comments (0)

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TesseracT - Present New Single

After their latest album Polaris (2015) and an EP released last year, Errai, TesseracT have now presented a brand new single titled "Smile". Recorded at both 4D Sound Studios, Brighton and Celestial Sound Studios, Notts UK and produced by Acle Kahney during late spring this year, "Smile" is described by the band as their most collaborative track of recent times. See if you like it below.

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Posted: 24.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Aborted - Share Song From Upcoming EP

After the 2016's masterpiece Retrogore, brutal death metallers Aborted will soon release a new EP called Bathos with only two songs. One of them is "Fallacious Crescendo" which has just been released for streaming. The two-song EP will be released via Century Media Records on the 7th of July.

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Posted: 24.06.2017 by deswesher | Comments (2)

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Portrait - Reveal New Album Details And Song

Portrait are going to Burn The World with their new album. On August 25th, the Swedish heavy metallers will release their new full-length, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Burn The World contains guest appearances by Set Teitan (Dissection) and Kevin Bower (Hell). To hear the album's title track, just click play on the video below and enjoy.

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Posted: 24.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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The Magnum Opus of Tim "Ripper" Owens

Back in 2011, when he reviewed Charred Walls Of The Damned's Cold Wind On Timeless Days, Doc Godin made a statement about Tim "Ripper" Owens that wheedled its way into my head and has stuck with me ever since. Our erstwhile editor-in-chief observed that Owens, while an accomplished vocalist and an established personality within metal, is "known better for his talents than any type of legacy with dynamite albums." Here is a man with the voice of an S-rank frontman and no magnum opus to his name.

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Posted: 24.06.2017 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (1)