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Aphonic Threnody - Third Studio Album Detailed, Tunes Streaming

Aphonic Threnody, atmospheric death doom metal unity, reveal details and first tunes from their second full length offering. Entitled The Great Hatred, it is set for October 16th, 2020 official release via Transcending Obscurity Records. The album's opening track "Locura" and "The Rise Of The Phoenix" can be listened on Bandcamp player down under. Check it out.

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Posted: 28.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Nug - Premiere Second New Track From Debut Record

Ukrainian post / progressive metal band Nug premiere second new track off their upcoming Alter Ego debut album, scheduled to land in stores on 14th of August via Willowtip Records on CD Digipak/Digital format.

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Posted: 28.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

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Throneum - To Release Split With Kingdom, Title & Cover Art Revealed

Polish death metal crushers Throneum and Kingdom will put out a split release, titled ThronDom Des Bösen, later this year through Godz Ov War Productions. Below you can check out the cover art, created by Klaudio Witchak (drawing) and Maciej Kamuda Art (final colouring & additional elements).

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Posted: 28.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Lynch Mob - Re-Released Version Of 'Hellchild' Streaming

West coast rock veterans Lynch Mob will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their seminal album Wicked Sensation with a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album. Wicked Sensation Reimagined features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their classic songs and is scheduled for release via Rat Pak Records on August 28, 2020. Mixed and mastered by Chris "The Wizard" Collier.

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Posted: 28.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Bands
Hexenhaus

The Swedish thrash metal act Hexenhaus was formed in Stockholm in 1987. In 1988 their vocalist Nicklas Johansson left the band and he was replaced by Tommie Agrippa who was an old friend of Rick Meister. One and a half year later (in 1990) Thomas Lundin (at that time singing in a thrash metal band called Hatred from Dalarna) joined as the new vocalist.
The band broke up in 1992 but they reunited temporarily in 1997 to record their fourth album "Dejavoodoo" which had been planned for two years.
Thomas Lundin did backing vocals and keyboards for Memento Mori in 1993 at a couple of shows in Stockholm and London. In 1994 he did the vocals for Fifth Reason's demo tape "Stranded" and was offered to join them as their full-time vocalist but he declined. From 1995 to 1999 he had a gothic rock band in the The Mission / Sisters Of Mercy vein.
Later on he became a web designer instead. The other members have performed with other bands or focused on "real" life. Despite what has been stated on this website before and in various other printed and non-printed sources, Hexenhaus and Maninnya Blade were not the same band but two different bands.

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Posted: 28.07.2020 by Yaniv

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Mörk Gryning - Detail Upcoming Full Length Effort

Swedish black metal formation Mörk Gryning have announced the details of their new album, dubbed Hinsides Vrede. It will be released via Season Of Mist on October 23, 2020. Pre-sales will be available soon. The band have furthermore released an album teaser, which can be watched at the official Season Of Mist Youtube Channel below. Created by Guilherme Henriques.

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Posted: 28.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Secrets Of The Moon - 'Sanctum' Video Clip Unleashed

Secrets Of The Moon premiere a new music video for the song "Sanctum". The latter is part of the group's latest record Black House, available in stores from May 8th.

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Posted: 28.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Maestitium - Sign With Black Lion Records, Debut EP In 2021

Black Lion Records are pleased to welcome Maestitium, a melodic death metal project started by guitarist, vocalist and composer Elias Westrin (Tomb Dweller, ex-Voices Of Vengeance) in the fall of 2019. Currently, Elias is working on debut EP, scheduled to be released sometime in 2021. Bassist Anton Flodin (Deathbreed) and drummer Nils "Dominator" Fjellström (Nordjevel, ex-Dark Funeral) are also working on this music output as session musicians.

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Posted: 28.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Armored Saint - New Album Due In October

Heavy metal veterans Armored Saint have apparently completed their next studio album. Although they've shared hardly any details so far, the band confirmed that the new outing will be out this coming October. Currently they are busy with making new music videos. Stay tuned for additional info.

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Posted: 28.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Chelsea Wolfe - Release Collaboration Song With Ben Chisholm

Listen to "Valerian", a collaboration song by Chelsea Wolfe and Ben Chisholm, which is part of Jesse Draxler's upcoming September 4th A/V release Reigning Cement. Draxler is a visual artist, using solely environmental sound recordings in collaboration with 20+ musicians on this project.

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Posted: 27.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Vindicator

Cleveland, Ohio... A town where sports come to die and metal comes to live. A city that has seen it's share of metal titans by their own rights. Destructor, Nunslaughter, Purgatory, Midnight, Soulless, Black Death and many more. In two thousand five the city would give birth to another bastard of speed and aggression... Vindicator would tear down the walls and burn the scene to the ground. Quickly earning respect from the old guard and garnering new fans with every show, the band quickly propelled to the forefront of the thrash resurgence with acts like Warbringer, Merciless Death, and Bonded By Blood.

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Posted: 27.07.2020 by Yaniv

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ShadowPlay

Drawing on the diverse musical influences of each member, ShadowPlay features the ethereal vocals of Alitia soaring above a brooding and romantic meld of metal, goth and electronica.

ShadowPlay's goal is to produce music that moves people: songs that are emotive and inspiring; songs that provoke thought and reflection; and, songs that you simply want to headbang or dance to.

Shortly after its formation, ShadowPlay moved to Manchester, UK in 2003. For various reasons, the band began returning separately to Perth from 2005. In 2007, ShadowPlay released its debut self-titled album.

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Posted: 27.07.2020 by Yaniv

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Havukruunu - Uinuos Syömein Sota

The latest album to lay claim to first place on our 'Top of 2020' list, Uinuos Syömein Sota has received a fairly rapturous response since its release; what makes it so popular?

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Posted: 27.07.2020 by musclassia | Comments (21)

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Night In Gales - New Music Video Streaming Online

"Through Dark Decades", a new music video piece from melodic death metal bringers Night In Gales, is now available for streaming online. The song appears on the band's newest full length installment Dawnlight Garden, officially released a couple of days ago (July 24th). Video filmed and postproduction by Razvan Raduta.

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Posted: 27.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Kambrium - Sign To Reaper Entertainment

German's Kambrium and Reaper Entertainment proudly announce the signing of the worldwide record deal. Kambrium are currently recording their new studio album, the follow-up to 2018 Dawn Of The Five Suns. More info about the new album soon.

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Posted: 27.07.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Kall - Brand

Brand is my first encounter with Kall; however, I am familiar with the predecessor to this group, Lifelover (or at least their record Dekadens), and Brand feels like the sound of that record stretched out and blended with psychedelia.

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Posted: 27.07.2020 by musclassia | Comments (1)