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Forsaken Rite

Forged in the northern plains of Canada in the city of Edmonton, Alberta on October of the year 2012, Forsaken Rite had emerged. As far as the mountains of the west and the frost bitten plains of the east they at last came together to birth the warparty in its infancy. Though small in number they used the inspirations they had all brought from their pasts to form a sound unlike any they had done before. It was not long before companions came forth to join their cause, and at long last a lineup was formed. Drawing from the lands of the North and their ancestry, they brought forth tales of battle, glory, adventure, dangerous beasts, hearty drinks and jovial times. After many seasons of change, struggle, and friends come and gone, Forsaken Rite was ready to take the land by storm.

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Posted: 11.12.2018 by Bad English

Interviews
Panegyrist

When I first came across Panegyrist's Hierurgy debut earlier this year, I knew before even listening that I was going to be in for something truly unique and atypical for the realm of black metal. Angelic, Christian-influenced imagery adorned the album cover, and subsequent statements I read from guitarist, vocalist, and lyricist Elijah Tamu appeared to rebuff the idea of Panegyrist as a simple "Christian black metal" band, and hint at something much darker and more subversive behind the album's music and themes. As repeated listens to Hierurgy made me admire the composition and genuine inspiration behind it more and more, I decided to reach out to Elijah for this interview. To call the conversation that ensued enlightening would be an understatement, for it was no less than a glimpse into the mind of a man who truly breathes the driving forces behind his life into his work.

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Posted: 10.12.2018 by Apothecary | Comments (7)

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Darkspace - Live Dates Confirmed

It's been a while since Darkspace, a mysterious ambient black metal band from Switzerland, posted any news. Nothing unusal for them though. However, the band recently announced and confirmed several live dates for the upcoming year, scheduled mainly through the spring. Most of their dates will include festival appearances - Vienna Metal Meeting, Howls Of Winter Festival - among others. Check out the rest of dates down below.

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Posted: 10.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (8)

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Arch Enemy - Premiere New Video

Arch Enemy have just unveiled a brand new music video for the single "Reason To Believe", taken from their recent, internationally acclaimed album, Will To Power. Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz also used her clean vocals on this track. You can watch the video here.

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Posted: 10.12.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (4)

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VLTIMAS - Debut Song, Share Album Details

VLTIMAS is a new supergroup that was recently announced, consisting of frontman David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel), guitarist Rune 'Blasphemer' Eriksen (ex-Mayhem, Aura Noir, Ava Inferi) and drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy). More recently, the extreme metal trio revealed more details about their debut album, Something Wicked Marches In, to be released March 29th, 2019 via Season of Mist. They also debuted their first ever song. Listen to "Praevalidus" and discover this new project.

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Posted: 10.12.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Avantasia - Reveal New Album Trailer

The first sounds off of Avantasia's new album have been revealed. As of now, you can hear excerpts of the impending opus Moonglow, set to drop on February 15th, 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Check out below the first song trailer to give you an initial taste of the album.

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Posted: 10.12.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (10)

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Phlebotomized - Reveal Title Track From Upcoming Album

The new album by legendary death metal group Phlebotomized will be released on January 7th via Hammerheart Records. After the lyric video for "Proclamation Of A Terrified 'Breed'", it is now time to listen to the title track off of Deformation Of Humanity.

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Posted: 09.12.2018 by nikarg | Comments (3)

Bands
Beyond The Bridge

Beyond The Bridge are a German progrock band who were originally formed under the name "fallout" in 1999.

After their first years as a school band in Frankfurt, Germany, and numerous live gigs in the local rock scene, the band seemed to face an early demise when all band members started to settle throughout Germany to engage in their university studies and professional careers.

It wasn't until 2005 that guitarist Peter Degenfeld-Schonburg decided to revive the band with a project he had entitled The Old Man and the Spirit. For the next five years to come, he would spend innumerable hours together with keyboarder Christopher Tarnow to complete the songs and the story of this slowly evolving concept album. Christopher, who had also been part of the original line-up, got to know brilliant producer Simon Oberender during his Tonmeister course in Detmold, Germany. Simon was also the one to introduce drummer Fabian Maier and lead vocalist Herbie Langhans to the band. Together with bass player Dominik Stotzem, founder of the old school band and best friend to Peter and Christopher ever since, the line-up of Beyond The Bridge was almost completed. Lead vocalist Dilenya Mar came to the band after Peter had been to a concert of hers singing classic Jazz tunes in Munich, Germany.

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Posted: 09.12.2018 by Bad English

Reviews
Sigh - Heir To Despair

Engaging with a new Sigh album is a lot like being presented with a gigantic trash bag filled with candy. You're not quite sure what's inside, but past experiences have taught you that whatever's in there, it'll probably be pretty sweet.

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Posted: 09.12.2018 by Apothecary | Comments (11)

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Dee Snider - Releases 'For The Love Of Metal' Video

Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has posted a new music video online for the title track from his latest album, For The Love Of Metal. You can check it out below.

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Posted: 09.12.2018 by nikarg | Comments (0)

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Feral - Launch New Video

Swedish death metallers Feral will release their new album, Flesh For Funerals Eternal, on December 30th via Transcending Obscurity Records. It features artwork by Costin Chioreanu and can be pre-ordered here. The video of their brand new track "Of Gods No Longer Invoked" is available below.

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Posted: 09.12.2018 by nikarg | Comments (0)

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Hexvessel - New Album Coming, First Single Revealed

Hexvessel are set to release their new album, All Tree, on February 15th, 2019, via Century Media Records and the band has shared a video for the song "Old Tree". With visuals beautifully captured in the old growth rainforests of Vancouver Island by Mark Wyatt, the video is a reverential paean to the intrinsic and eternal divinity of nature. Watch it below.

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Posted: 09.12.2018 by nikarg | Comments (1)

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Darkwater - New Album Announced, Details Unveiled

Swedish underrated melodic progressive metallers Darkwater took their sweet time with their third record, but it is finally being released next year! To follow 2010's Where Stories End, the group will release their new album Human on March 1st in Europe and North America via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital. Feast your eyes on the cover art, tracklist and more below, and start getting excited.

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Posted: 08.12.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

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Ghost Ship Octavius - Join Mighty Music

Ghost Ship Octavius have found a label home! The U.S. progressive metal sensation featuring former Nevermore and God Forbid members will release their sophomore album, entitled Delirium, on February 22nd, 2019, via Mighty Music. It was previously released independently after a Kickstarter campaign.

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Posted: 08.12.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Children Of Bodom - Release Music Video

Finland's melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom are going to release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now reveals the official music video for "Under Grass And Clover" which can be seen below.

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Posted: 08.12.2018 by nikarg | Comments (14)

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Carnifex - Release 'Bury Me In Blasphemy' EP

Deathcore merchants Carnifex have just released a brand new EP entitled Bury Me In Blasphemy. The EP was mixed by Jason Suecof and artwork was created by Zack Dunn. Fans can now stream the release on all fine streaming platforms. It is available to purchase physically as a limited cassette and digitally here. You can also check out the music video for the title track below.

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Posted: 08.12.2018 by nikarg | Comments (1)