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Naglfar - Re-Sign With Century Media Records, Announce New Album

It has been a long eight year stretch between releases for Umeå, Sweden's black metal nihilists Naglfar, but despite the eight year wait, the band hasn't been resting on their laurels. They are back with their seventh full-length album Cerecloth, due for a worldwide release on May 8th, 2020. Recorded and mixed by Naglfar guitarist Marcus Norman at Wolf's Lair Studio, and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB. On another note, Naglfar are thrilled to announce that they have inked a new deal with Century Media Records.

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

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Ocean Chief - Detail Upcoming Studio Album, Launch First Single

April 17th will see doom metal purveyors Ocean Chief release their sixth studio album, titled Den Tredje Dagen, via Argonauta Records. In addition to the new album details, Swedes also present the first single and title-track "Den Tredje Dagen".

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Blitzkrieg - New Guitarist Joins The Band

British heavy metal unit Blitzkrieg are pleased to announce and introduce new guitarist to the ranks - Nick Jennison. Nick will replace Ken Johnson, who left the band in December, 2019.

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Brian Ross | Comments (1)

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Gotthard - Second New Single Streaming Online

Swiss rockers Gotthard are presenting their new single "Bad News" that has been released today alongside a lyric video. "Bad News" is the second single and opening track of the group's upcoming studio record, #13. The latter is due March 13th through Nuclear Blast.

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Allegaeon - 'The Terrestrial Takeover US Tour' Announced

American tech death metallers Allegaeon are pleased to announce newly confirmed shows for their headlining US trek, dubbed 'The Terrestrial Takeover US Tour'. Scheduled in April, it features support from Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius.

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Darker Half - Sign With Massacre Records, New Album In March

Australian melodic power metal outfit Darker Half have signed a new record deal with Massacre Records, and will release its new full-length If You Only Knew in late March 2020. In addition to the release of the album, the group will be touring Europe in April as special guests of Geoff Tate.

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Conception - To Release First Album In 23 Years

After reuniting in 2018 and releasing My Dark Symphony EP the same year, Norwegian prog/power metal outfit Conception now share the full details of their first studio album in 23 years. It's entitled State Of Deception and will see the light on April 3rd, 2020.

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

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Lucifer - Release 'Midnight Phantom' Single And Video

Swedes Lucifer premiere "Midnight Phantom", the second single off the group's upcoming album Lucifer III, which is set for release on March 20th via Century Media Records. Check out the new song, along with its retro-vibe music video down under.

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Reviews
Wormhole - The Weakest Among Us

The technical, brutal death metal style may not have reached its apex as of yet, but Wormhole couldn't care less.

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Troy Killjoy | Comments (0)

Bands
Asagraum

A cross-continental entity, Asagraum was founded in the autumn of 2015 by vocalist/guitarist Obscura who was joined by drummer T. Kolsvart, to create pure Satanic black metal with the old-school feeling of the eternal 90's greats and with dark psychedelic influences.

A three-track promo recording was released in early 2017, laying bare Asagraum's aims and sound. Wasting no time, debut album Potestas Magicum Diaboli was recorded, mixed at the Swedish Necromorbus Studio and released by KVLT records in September 2017.

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Posted: 21.02.2020 by Starvynth

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Sinister - More New Album Details Unveiled

Dutch death metal unit Sinister share more details about their new studio effort, Deformation Of The Holy Realm. Aside from the cover artwork, which can be seen below, the band have set May 22nd as the official release date.

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Posted: 20.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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The Amity Affliction - Premiere New Song & Music Video

Tomorrow is the official release day of The Amity Affliction's new album, Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them. To taste another piece of music, the band offers a music video for the new song, called "Forever". Directed by Carl Allison & Nick Kozakis.

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Posted: 20.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Vanir - To Release 10th Anniversary EP

On April 17th, Danish viking metallers Vanir will release 10 Years Of Mead And Metal EP, celebrating a decade of the band's career. To mark this occasion, they have re-recorded three songs from their debut album, Særimners Kød. The goal of the EP is to capture the essence of Vanir's roots and mix them with the sound of what they aim at today as a band. With the heavier sounding viking metal that Vanir represents today, but with respect for the folk metal roots they came from.

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Posted: 20.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Enforcer - Touring Europe With Skull Fist In May

Swedish heavy/speed metal bringers Enforcer have announced that they will team up with Canadians Skull Fist and fellow countrymen Ambush for a 16-date-long European tour. All dates are booked in May and can be seen via tour flyer below.

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Posted: 20.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Articles
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 10 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Sluagh, Snorlax, Bacterium, Funestus, Vulgarite & Putrascension.

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Posted: 20.02.2020 by Nefarious | Comments (1)

Reviews
Yoth Iria - Under His Sway

Yoth Iria features in its ranks a very big and very important part of the Hellenic black metal history, and they take their name after the lyrics of Rotting Christ's song "The Fourth Knight Of Revelation" from their debut, Thy Mighty Contract. You can guess where I am going with this, can't you?

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Posted: 20.02.2020 by nikarg | Comments (7)