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Sigh - Working On New Album, Reveal Title

Sigh are already preparing a new album to follow 2015's Graveward. The Japanese avantgarde metal act has in fact revealed the title of this new opus recently. It will be called Heir To Despair. According to mastermind, Mirai Kawashima, the new record should be finished next year. Fans can start anticipating the new year!

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Posted: 25.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (8)

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Equilibrium - Release 'Rise Again' Music Video

German folk metallers Equilibrium have released their current studio album Armageddon, on August 12th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. As a Christmas present to their loyal fanbase and to show their gratitude for all the support the group achieved in 2016, Equilibrium has launched a new music video, including live footage from this year's Armageddon Tour, for the catchy tune "Rise Again". Watch the clip, edited by bass player Makki, right here via YouTube for some folk fun.

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Posted: 25.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Eluveitie - Introduce New Guitarist

Only two weeks ago, folk metallers Eluveitie have announced that their new line-up is finally set. They have taken a lot of time with the search for new musicians and now they have designed a new website on which there is a countdown to reveal the new formation. New and old band members will be presented little by little with a poster, videos and interviews. Rafael Salzmann and Jonas Wolf have now been introduced as the new guitar players in the band.

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Posted: 25.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Samael - Releasing New Album Next Year

It looks like Samael are finally releasing a new album! Their latest, Lux Mundi, was released back in 2011 but according to their latest update, the Swiss band is celebrating their 30th anniversary next year with a brand new record. There are no more details available so far.

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Posted: 25.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Pylar - Pyedra

Quick everybody! It's "Guess The Style By The Album Artwork" time! Here we seem to have a cover depicting a giant rock with a portion missing, the drawing style of which could easily be misinterpreted as a male genitalia by our more imaginative friends, or a cake by the more gluttonous. Just what are we dealing with here?

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Posted: 24.12.2016 by Apothecary | Comments (10)

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Pain Of Salvation - Launch Second Single, More Tour Dates

Pain Of Salvation have a gift for their fans this Christmas, a new song! The Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators are soon to release their upcoming studio album, In The Passing Light Of Day, on the 13th of January, 2017 via their longtime label partners InsideOutMusic. The album's second single, "Reasons", as well as a video for it have now been revealed. Check out the clip produced by Joakim S. Hammond and Love Fagerstedt for Lynx Pictures here. Do you like the song?

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Posted: 24.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (8)

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The Haunted - New Album In 2017

With work underway for a new studio album release in 2017, Swedish thrash metallers The Haunted have extended their long-standing co-operation with Century Media Records by signing a new worldwide deal with the label. Additionally, several new tour dates with Meshuggah in the UK and Ireland in January as well as with label-mates Arch Enemy and Lacuna Coil in Central Europe in March/April have recently been announced. It looks like 2017 will be a busy year for the group.

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Posted: 24.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Bucovina - Release New Song

Romanian folk metallers Bucovina have premiered a new song during their concert in Bucharest and now the song has been released online. The song is called "Așteaptă​-​mă Dincolo (De Moarte)". You can listen to the song here or you can watch the video below.

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Posted: 24.12.2016 by RaduP | Comments (1)

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The Doomsday Kingdom - Announce Debut Album Details

After releasing the Never Machine EP earlier in 2016, the Swedish doom act The Doomsday Kingdom have finally announced their self-titled debut album. The Doomsday Kingdom will be released worldwide on March 31st via Nuclear Blast. The all-star group, consisting of members and ex-members of such bands as Wolf, Candlemass, Avatarium, Soen, Evergrey and Narnia have recorded 8 "epic doom tracks, including a pinch of NWOBHM and haunting catchy melodies."

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Posted: 24.12.2016 by robpal | Comments (0)

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The Project Hate MCMXCIX - New Album Update

The Project Hate MCMXCIX have updated on their new album! The follow-up to 2014's There Is No Earth I Will Leave Unscorched is in the mixing stages with Dan Swanö at the helm at famed Unisound. Of Chaos And Carnal Pleasures is planned to be released in 2017 and was made possible through fans donations.

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Posted: 24.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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Sepultura - Share Video For 'Phantom Self'

Another new Sepultura song? Sure thing! The Brazilian metallers will unleash their upcoming studio album, Machine Messiah, on January 13th through Nuclear Blast. With their new music video "Phantom Self", they provide another look into their 14th studio release and deliver haunting images and sociocultural criticism in this clip directed by Mauricio Eça. See it for yourself here.

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Posted: 23.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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Nine Inch Nails - New Song Streaming Online

Nine Inch Nails have just released their new 5-song EP, Not The Actual Events. It is available now on vinyl, digital plus physical component. But how does it sound like? Well, you can check out one of the new tracks from the industrial duo entitled "Burning Bright (Field On Fire)" as of now. The band released an official stream of the song.

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Posted: 23.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Klone - To Release Live Acoustic Album

The French metallers from Klone have prepared a nice treat for their fans. On February 17th, the band will release, via Pelagic Records, their first live album. Moreover, it will be an acoustic one, titled simply Unplugged. Klone has supported Anneke Van Giersbergen during some of her unplugged European shows earlier this year and decided that their efforts deserved a separate recording.

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Posted: 23.12.2016 by robpal | Comments (0)

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Svart Crown - New Album Artwork And More Unveiled

Abreaction is the title of the new studio album by Svart Crown, France's trailblazing death/black metal export. The band has released the cover artwork for their upcoming album which was done by Stefan Thanneur and perfectly captures the vibe of Abreaction with its Voodoo-like atmosphere. It will be out on March 3rd (Europe) and March 17th (US) on Century Media Records.

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Posted: 23.12.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Allochiria - To Release New Album 'Throes'

The Greek sludge/post-metallers Allochiria are back 3 years after the release of Omonoia and have just revealed the title, tracklist and artwork of their forthcoming second album, Throes. The album will be available worldwide in the beginning of 2017 via their new label Art Of Propaganda. Stay tuned for more details on that.

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Posted: 23.12.2016 by Paz | Comments (0)

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Bölzer - Hero

If there's one release from 2016 that has generated the most mixed reaction in me, it would probably have to be Bölzer's Hero.

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Posted: 23.12.2016 by Apothecary | Comments (4)