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Lör

Philadelphia based Lör offers a unique blend of power, folk, and progressive metal. They have been performing around the region for the last 5 years and are now unveiling their debut album, In Forgotten Sleep on August 11th. Members of Lör are active in many other acts such as Ashen Waves, Top Hats and Effigies, and Botis.

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Sodom - New Lineup Announced, Blackfire Returns

German metallers Sodom started 2018 with major changes as Tom Angelripper parted ways with their drummer and guitarist . But the band will go on as a quartet and have hired new guns. Guitarist Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik has rejoined the group, with Stefan "Husky" Hüskens (Asphyx, Desaster) set to be the man behind the drum kit, and Yorck Segatz (Beyondition) also joining on guitar. A new single will be out in the summer 2018, with a new album to follow in the spring 2019.

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Sirenia - Start Working On New Album

Norwegian symphonic giants Sirenia have officially begun working on a follow-up to Dim Days Of Dolor, their latest album, which will also be the second album to feature their new vocalist, Emmanuelle Zoldan, who joined their ranks in 2016.

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Saxon - Share New Video And Song

Metal is a family, and English metal eagles Saxon proved it with their new song "They Played Rock And Roll" which is a tribute to another English legendary band, Motörhead. The track will appear on their new album, Thunderbolt, out on the 2nd of February via the Militia Guard imprint (Silver Lining Music), and you can enjoy it below.

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Bell Witch - Announces Demo 2011 Vinyl Repress

American funeral doomsters Bell Witch just announced that the band's Demo 2011 will be repressed on vinyl. A limited vinyl repress of their very first demo from 2011 will be released this March 9th on The Flenser. If you want to get your hands on that, pre-order here.

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Human Serpent - Reveal Second New Track

Misanthropic black metallers, Human Serpent, are set to release their new album, entitled For I,The Misanthropist, on January 30th via Ogmios Underground. Following the first single, "The Scars Of Millions", the band just shared "...To Son Of Nothing", which you can check out below.

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Ektomorf - Share New Song From Upcoming Album

Hungarian thrashers Ektomorf are going to release their new full-length, entitled Fury, on February 16th via AFM Records. The record was produced by the band's longtime engineer Tue Madsen at Antfarm studios. Check out the cover artwork and tracklist below and watch the video for "The Prophet Of Doom".

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Valerinne - Stream Collaboration With Mytrip, New Video

Romanian post-rock band Valerinne have previously collaborated with Bulgarian band Mytrip back in February 2018 as part of Black Rhino Music Residency. Today, the full result of the collaboration, the EP Ahead Is A Barren Land is streaming here.

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Slayer - Announces Final World Tour

Slayer just left their fans on the edge of their seats as they have announced their final world tour. The thrash metal legends simply released a video with the news and the announcement that "The End is Nearů Slayer to make its exit with one, final world tour..." The video announcement features the band's live clips and tour posters spanning throughout the group's career and promises their final North American tour dates soon.

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Posted: 22.01.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (17)

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Judas Priest - Former Drummer Dave Holland Passes Away

Former Judas Priest and Trapeze drummer Dave Holland has reportedly passed away at age 69. The Spanish newspaper El Progreso reports the musician died on January 16th at Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain and while the cause of his death has not been revealed, his body has already been cremated, according to the newspaper.

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Cormorant - Diaspora

Progressive music may get a bad rep when it is so obvious that the musicians are either shamelessly emulating the sounds of past bands or are trying way too hard to write overly complex music, but when done right, the sounds of different influences can fit perfectly together, like ingredients in a sandwich (a comparison that was never ever done on this website). Enter Cormorant.

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Posted: 22.01.2018 by RaduP | Comments (7)

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Ulcerate - Official Live Video Revealed

New Zealand technical death metal Ulcerate have been touring in support of their current album, Shrines Of Paralysis. Last November, on one of the stops on their European tour, in Krakow, Poland, their performance of the album opener "Abrogation" was filmed live. You can watch the band in action here now.

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Posted: 22.01.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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King Woman - Release Cover Song, Sign To Sargent House Management

King Woman has shared a cover of "I Wanna Be Adored" by The Stone Roses. You can listen to the powerful cover via YouTube and order on Bandcamp. The doom metallers released their impressive debut album Created In The Image Of Suffering last year via Relapse Records, in case you haven't checked it out.

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The Absence - Share First Song From New Album

Recently, The Absence shared the first song and video from their new record. The Tampa-based melodic death metal band hasn't released a new album in eight years, since 2010's Enemy Unbound, but they are finally unleashing A Gift For The Obsessed on March 23rd on M-Theory Audio. As of now, the title track is available for your listening pleasure below.

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Alterbeast - New Album Detailed, Debut Song

Tech death metallers Alterbeast are back! The Sacramento shredders have released a track off of their anticipated sophomore album, Feast. The song, entitled "The Maggots Ascension", showcases both the band's technical prowess and melodic sensibilities with performances from guitarist Andrew Lamb, vocalist Michael Alvarez, and drummer Alex Bent (also of Trivium). Check it out now.

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Articles
A Year In Metal - 2017: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors

The MS crew, from the tall to the small, have picked out their hottest jams and the coolest gigs from the last 12 months.

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Posted: 21.01.2018 by D.T. Metal | Comments (23)