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Splitting Hairs / Hearing Splits (Jul-Dec 2020)

We regularly review full lengths, collaborations, sometimes even live albums. EPs and demos often get love in our Clandestine Cuts series. Heck, we even review a bunch of stuff that isn't metal. But when was the last time you saw a review of a split album? Exactly! We are here to make up for that!

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Posted: 21.01.2021 by RaduP | Comments (13)

Bands
Dim Crimson

Dim Crimson is a female fronted metal band from Enschede, the Netherlands, excisting of five members. The music is an arrangement of melodic and technical guitars and solid drums. The vocals are pure and delicate, classical grounded and have a wide range in both chest and head voice.

The band originated in 2014. Founded by Jeroen Terpstra, Bart Terpstra and Tamara Bouwhuis, who shared their passion for the metal and rock scene. They found a bassist and a drummer and ever since the five dedicated members put their heart and soul in their own written music and work hard perfecting and renewing it.

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Posted: 21.01.2021 by Bad English

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Architects - Unleash 'Dead Butterflies'

British collective Architects put out their newest single, "Dead Butterflies", accompanied by official video clip (directed by Tom Welsh & Taylor Fawcett). The song appears on the group's forthcoming output For Those That Wish To Exist, due out next month on February 26 via Epitaph Records.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Abattoir | Comments (5)

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Mother Of All - Debut Record Detailed, Launch Teaser

Mother Of All, Danish one-man melodic death metal outfit, present details for the upcoming debut studio record. It's dubbed Age Of Solipsist and will see its official release on April 23rd, 2021 (Black Lion Records). The outing was mixed and mastered by Hannes Grossmann (Mordor Sounds). On the album, vocalist and drummer Martin Haumann will be joined by the iconic bassist, Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament) and the rising Danish talent Frederik Jensen on guitar.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Fuath - Premiering New Song & Video Clip

Fuath, the atmospheric black metal offshoot of Saor's Andy Marshall, is now premiering the brand new song "Prophecies". The latter is taken from the second full length II, which will be released via Season of Mist Underground Activists on March 19, 2021.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Wolfheart - To Unleash EP In March, Title Track Streaming

Finland's Wolfheart are pleased to announce the release of a brand new EP, Skull Soldiers, scheduled to land in stores on March 5, 2021 via Napalm Records. Below you can also check out the tile-track as a preview of the upcoming music effort.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Scarred

Scarred is a Death Metal Band from Luxembourg formed in 2003. Initially they started out as a Thrash Metal Project which released an E.P. called "Inner Scars" in 2004. However, through the years and after various line-up changes, they evolved towards a heavier and more brutal sound. In 2009 their first full-length album "New Filth Order" was released. Since then, Scarred has performed alongside many great artists and on major stages such as Wacken Open Air and Metalcamp. Due to many different influences, Scarred's precise genre is hard to define and should be discovered.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Yaniv

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Mindwork

Founded in 2007, Mindwork is a prog/death metal band from Czech Republic.
Since then we've released 2 albums, both of them nominated for the best hard&heavy records in CZ, and played number of gigs with bands such as Cynic, Suffocation and Nocturnus.

After 8 years of hiatus, we're back stronger than ever with the brand new EP - Cortex, to be released in January 2021.

Source: Bandcamp

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Yaniv

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Panopticon - Unveil Track From Upcoming Album

Panopticon are streaming a brand new track from their forthcoming album, And Again Into The LIght. The 12-minute epic piece, titled "Know Hope", is the closing one of the 70-minute album. The latter will be available on Bindrune Recordings during the Spring/Summer of 2021.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by MetalDoomMaster | Comments (3)

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Debauchery - New Album Announced, First Details Disclosed

Debauchery's new album announcement is here. Entitled Monster Metal, is has been set for official release on May 21, 2021 via Massacre Records. Dennis Ward handled the mixing and mastering of all songs. Monster Metal will be available as 3-CD Digipak, ltd. Vinyl LP in different colors, ltd. box set w/ exclusive content as well as download & stream. More details will be revealed soon.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Sunstorm - Confirm Line Up Changes

After many years, American rockers Sunstorm and vocalist Joe Lynn Turner have parted ways. Ronnie Romero will take over the vocal duties from now on. Romero debuts on the group's upcoming studio album [i]Afterlife[/i, due on March 12th through Frontiers Music Srl. To taste a piece of a new music, give a listen to the "Swan Song" down under.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Bad English | Comments (2)

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August Burns Red - Launch New Single & Video

August Burns Red put out a video for the new single, called "Standing In The Storm". It's an unreleased studio track from Guardians album, which was officially released in April 2020. The clip was directed by Stefano Bertelli.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Velvet Viper - To Release 'Cosmic Healer' This April

Velvet Viper are proud to announce the release of their next full length effort, named Cosmic Healer. It will be released on April 23, 2021 via Massacre Records. Ralf Basten mixed the songs, whereas Alexander Krull mastered them at Mastersound Entertainment Studio. The cover artwork, which can be seen below, was created by MS Art Design.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Thunder - Stream Lyric Video For The New Song

British veterans Thunder share another new song from their All The Right Noises record, due out March 12th 2021. "Going To Sin City" is available for streaming as an official lyric video.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Kardashev - Join Metal Blade Records Roster

Arizona based metal unit Kardashev has signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. After releasing The Baring Of Shadows EP last year, Kardashev have been hard at work writing their sophomore album, set to be released in 2022.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Reviews
Frozen Soul - Crypt Of Ice

A bunch of Texans playing ice cold death metal. It's not like we haven't seen weirder things happen.

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Posted: 20.01.2021 by nikarg | Comments (6)