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Dragonsclaw

Forged in the established traditions of heavy metal. DRAGONSCLAW boast a sonic alloy of aggressive yet catchy song writing, soaring vocals powerful melodies and blazing guitar solos combined with symphonic orchestration and imaginative lyrics. DRAGONSCLAW are a celebration of what legions of metal fans love about traditional metal

DRAGONSCLAW was conceptualised in 2007 by guitarist, Ben Thomas and inspired by the epic compositions and raw technicality of bands such as Symphony X, Adagio and Kamelot. DRAGONSCLAW remained an idea until Thomas could find a line up of like-minded metal virtuosos to bring his compositions to life. During this time Ben built up a local reputation as an up and coming six-string shredder, playing guitar with Sydney thrash metal band, Paindivision. Thomas was also featured as a guest guitar soloist on the Empires of Eden albums, ‘Reborn In Fire’ and ‘Songs Of War And Vengeance’.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Yaniv

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Les Acteurs De L'Ombre Productions - Annual Sampler Out

Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions is pleased to present an annual sampler, once again as a double compilation of the label's latest (CD1 - 14 songs) and upcoming releases (CD2 - 12 songs). All can be heard down under. Digital version of all 26 tracks is already available for a couple of cents via Bandcamp.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Locrian - Releasing First Record In 7 Years

The new Locrian album New Catastrophism, their first release in seven years, will see its official release on August 12 via Profound Lore Records. Monolithic and immersive dark ambient / experimental / drone being the paramount expression with this opus. Alongside the upcoming long player, the band will also be releasing the Ghost Frontiers EP that will come as a bonus disc with the CD edition, a bonus digital download with the LP, and released through all digital channels on August 12 as well.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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T.A.N.K

2007 – FIRST STEPS
T.A.N.K groupe de métal françaisBorn from the ashes of Dark Signs, T.A.N.K (Think of A New Kind) is a French metal band from Paris, whose music has been qualified of modern melodic death metal.

The first EP is released in 2007, and the band is then composed of Raf Pener (vocals), Symheris and Eddy Chaumulot (guitars). The trio is quickly joined by Olivier d’Aries (bass) and Clément Rouxel (drums).

Recorded by Guillaume Mauduit at Studio Sainte-Marthe (Paris), this CD is seen as a “future reference” by French magazine Rock Hard.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Yaniv

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Zeal & Ardor - Confirm European Shows Later This Year

Avantgarde black metal collective Zeal & Ardor will be performing a string of European shows later this year to promote the release of their latest self-titled album. The trek begins on November 6th, 2022 in Colchester.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Patria - Reveal New Tunes

After five years hiatus, the Brazilian black metal ensemble Patria finally come to the surface with their seventh full length record, entitled Hexerei. The album presents ten new tracks, bringing some very special guests: drummer Leonardo Pagani (Mysteriis, Le Chant Noir, Demoniac Harvest), Demon Fog (Songe d'Enfer) and Lembetu (Loits). It will be released by Ketzer Records (Europe), Dawnrazor Records (South America) and Helvete Records (Mexico) on July 15th, 2022. Below you can give a listen to two streaming tunes, "A Last Breath Of Sulphur" and "Worms Of Light".

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Inexorum - Equinox Vigil

Even though both "melodic death metal" and "melodic black metal" are genre tags that get used fairly often, the former is pretty well-established as a separate genre, to the point where you'd get scoffed at for calling Insomnium a "death metal band" but not a "melodic death metal band". The distinctions between "melodic black metal" and "black metal" are a bit muddier, but Inexorum try to make them a bit clearer.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by RaduP | Comments (1)

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Rifftera

Rifftera was formed in 2010 in Vaasa, Finland by Janne Hietala. The band was basically started as a studio project; to be a channel for releasing riffs and song ideas that kept on coming. Janne had been playing in some bands and projects during the years but besides of a couple of demos in the early 2000's none of this material had ever been heard outside rehearsals. So from the beginning the idea of Rifftera was basically just to get music released - in a form that it deserves.

Antti Pöntinen and Jupe Karhu shared a musical past with Janne, and after being asked, they decided to join this new band. First years of the band involved a lot of learning and skill honing in both song writing and recording areas.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Yaniv

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Winterhorde - Unveil New Line-Up, New Album, And New Single

Israeli melodic black metallers Winterhorde are excited to share the first new music in 6 years. "The Greatest Plague Of Earth" single is now available for listening via Bandcamp / YouTube. The song, which will be part of the band's forthcoming album Neptunian, was recorded in various locations in Tel Aviv and Haifa. Drums were recorded by Arie Aranovich Sound and Roy Chen at Polar Studio. Vocals recorded by Michael Liran at Garage Studio. Mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios. Additional album details coming soon.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Signo Rojo - Ink Deal With Majestic Mountain Records

Signo Rojo, a Swedish-based sludge metal/hardcore punk collective, have joined forces with Majestic Mountain Records. The latter will put out the band's third full length instalment, entitled There Was A Hole Here. The first single, "Enough Rope", comes out next month. Stay tuned.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Plaguestorm

Some new bands fight, strive and pursue their convictions to be heard. Plaguestorm is not a band proper, but the effort and struggle of a single person seems to be equal to that of any band with many members.

Plaguestorm is a studio project, and the founder's ideas are clear, Melodic Death Metal, following the path of those bands that influenced him, In Flames, Dark Tranquility, Hypocrisy, Soilwork ... that’s the path to forward.

The project was founded by Sebastián Pastor in early 2014, in the city of Bahía Blanca, Argentina, with a sound that mixes the old and new Melodic Death Metal, as if it were based on a Swedish manufacturing standard.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Yaniv

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Vulture - Unveil 'High Speed Metal' Single

One year after the release of their latest studio album Dealin' Death, Vulture return with a brand new digital single called "High Speed Metal". It's available for streaming with accompanying music video, directed by Victoria Star.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Esoctrilihum - Consecration Of The Spiritüs Flesh

Seven albums in less than seven years should start feeling a bit stale by now, especially with how long their runtimes were. But Esoctrilihum knows not to make the exact same album twice. Consecration Of The Spiritüs is not just the shortest one, but the most violent one too.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by RaduP | Comments (4)

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Obituary - To Tour Latin America In Autumn

Death metal veterans Obituary are pleased to announce a headlining tour of Latin America that will take place in September and October. 'Complete Control Tour Of Latin America' is comprised of 13 shows, listed via flyer down under.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Saor - Upcoming Album Full Stream Launched

Ahead of this Friday's official release of the new album Origins, atmospheric black/folk metal one-man band Saor offer in listening the entire music effort of 6 songs and 41 minutes in total.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

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Dangerous Toys - Recording New Music

Texas-based glam hard rockers Dangerous Toys have not released a brand new studio album since 1995's The R*tist 4*merly Known as Dangerous Toys, but next year or so just might change that as guitarist Paul Lidel recently told Sleazeroxx.com that the band has begun recording a follow-up record. The band might also preview songs from the new album at their upcoming live shows.

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Posted: 22.06.2022 by Metal God | Comments (0)