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April 23rd, 2018

DELAIN are working on material for the follow-up to 2016's "Moonbathers" album. "We're writing," keyboardist Martijn Westerholt told Heavy New York before a recent concert on the band's North American tour as the support act for KAMELOT (see video below). "Right now, we're not, because we're touring the U.S. and Canada, of course. But when we're back [from the road], we will continue writing. It's a little bit quiet on purpose, because we wanna focus on writing. And the plan is to release the new album next year, so let's hope it works out."

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ANTHRAX's live-in-concert DVD »Kings Among Scotland« is just a couple of days away from its April 27 release date. After recently launching the live clip of 'Indians', it's time to unveil another musical excerpt of the package today, in the following overview clip, that you can watch below. Anthrax is currently out on tour with Slayer on the latter's farewell tour, alongside Napalm Death. Lamb Of God, Testament and Behemoth, in changing order as extra support.

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EMERALD SUN announce the video release of "Blast". Check it out below. The new EMERALD SUN album "Under The Curse Of Silence" was released on april 13th. On the same day the new video for the song "Blast" featuring RAGE singer and bandleader Peavy Wagner has been published.
Catch the band live:
2018-05-25 - CH - Hallwiler See | Metal Boat (#) (+)
2018-05-26 - DE - Bad Friedrichshall | Lemmy's Rock Bar (#) (+)
2018-05-27 - DE - Leipzig | Hellraiser (#)
2018-05-29 - DE - Bochum | Rockpalast (#)
2018-05-30 - DE - Siegburg | Kubana (#)
2018-05-31 - DE - Rüsselsheim | Das Rind (#)
2018-06-01 - AT - Salzburg | Rockhouse (#)
2018-06-02 - AT - Spittal | Stadtsaal (#)
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With the unveiling of the completely revamped X Series of electric guitars, Cort Guitar & Basses[/url] introduces the flagship X500 model, a neck-thru-body guitar fully packed with high-end features. The X500 is available in two natural finishes: Open Pore Trans Grey and Open Pore Jean Burst. White binding on the fingerboard, black hardware and die-cast tuners complete the edgy esthetic.
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*TUNERS: Die-Casting
*BRIDGE: FloydRose® Special Tremolo
*PICKUPS: EMG® 60(N) & 81(B)
*ELECTRONICS: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3 Way Toggle Switch
*HARDWARE: Black
*STRINGS: D'Addario® YB EXL 120

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DERANGED, whose last album "Struck By A Murderous Siege" was released in 2016, present a music video for the album's title track. The video was filmed by The Metal Rebel and features a recap of the band's headlining tour of Indonesia, which took place in 2016. Watch the video below. As previously reported, DERANGED has parted ways with their vocalist, Anders Johansson. The band's choise as his successor fell on Johan Bergström (Visceral Bleeding), with whom the band will emerge on a new string of European dates this season. The f
31 May BAMBI GALORE Hamburg (DE)
01 June GRABBENACHT FESTIVAL Schriesheim (DE)
02 June JUZ KLEX Greifswald (DE)
21 June ROBOT Budapest (HU)
22 June ESCAPE Vienna (AU)
23 June ANTITREND FESTIVAL Zabcice (CZ)
27 July K-TOWN METAL FESTIVAL Kothen (DE)
28 July BLACKLAND Berlin (DE)irst confirmed shows are available below.

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COR SCORPII will release their full-length album on Dark Essence Records on the 15th June. COR SCORPII have released a single from the album, "Fotefar". Check it out at this location. "Ruin" will be released in CD, Double LP and Digital formats and is now available to pre-order. A video of COR SCORPII performing the track "Oske og innsikt" from the album "Monument" can be seen below.

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Rockers THE RAZ have posted a official videoclip for the track "Black Garden" in support of their self-titled album, released via Rockshots Records last February. Watch it now below. "The Raz" has been released worldwide via Rockshots Records on February 9, 2018



DORMANTH presents the official video clip for the track “Like Ice” taken from its last album “IX Sins”, released in March thru Dead Sheep Productions,Base Record Production and Necromance records. Check it out below.

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KHEMMIS has issued the details and lead single for their third album, »Desolation«. Confirmed for late June, the band's third full-length album will see release through Nuclear Blast (excluding North America, where the album will appear via 20 Buck Spin). See KHEMMIS‘ 'Isolation' music video now below. »Desolation« will see release on digipak CD, two different LP colours (black and orange) and digital on June 22nd.

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Italian heavy sludge metallers HELL OBELISCO are proud to release the official video clip for the song "Voodoo Alligator Blood". Watch it below. The single is taken from the debut album "Swamp Wizard Rises" out now via Argonauta Records. The song and the video feature Tony J. Jelencovich from TRANSPORT LEAGUE as special guest.

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Osada Vida from Poland will release a new studio album "Variomatic" on June, 1st. The official video to the first single "In Circles" is available below.

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MONUMENT have released a new music video for 'William Kid'. It's the first single off their upcoming album "Hellhound" including the Rainbow cover song 'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll'. Watch the video below. 'William Kidd' will be released as a 7″ inch vinyl single, in a limited edition of 500 copies worldwide, on April 27th 2018 and the new album 'Hellhound' to be out on May 25th, 2018 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. 'William Kidd' was produced and mixed by Tony Newton (IRON MAIDEN – Book Of Souls Live Chapter) and mastered by Ade Emsey (IRON MAIDEN) at Table of Tone Mastering.



NOCTURNAL GRAVES are releasing the third track taken from their forthcoming new album, 'Titan', which will hit the stores on May 18th, 2018 through Season Of Mist. The Australian extremists are now streaming "Souls Tribulation" at the link below.

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HYBORIAN released a video for "Maelstrom". The track has been taken from the band's debut album 'Hyborian Vol. I' (2017), which is currently re-issued by Season of Mist. Check out the video below.

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Oceans Burning is currently working on their debut album ' Prayers Of A Dying Sun' which is scheduled for a release later this year. A new videoclip of their song 'Where Dreams Bleed' is now available below as an appetizer. You can see Oceans Burning live at 'Evil or Die fest' and 'Judas Fest' later this year in Belgium.

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Roadburn Festival has announced the first names for the 2019 edition which will take place 11-14 April next year. Heilung will bring their shamanic, amplified history from early medieval Northern Europe to the 2019 festival. Louise Lémon will be preaching her death gospel to the gathered masses. Gore, the legendary Dutch avant-garde hardcore pioneers, are reuniting to focus on Lifelong Deadline. More line up announcements and ticket information will follow.

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Part 3 of the Riot 'Fight or Fall' documentary trailer is now available below. The documentary will be released on May 15 2018 steaming for free on The Metal Voice YouTube Channel.



April 22nd, 2018

OVERKILL have announced that they will release their »Live In Overhausen« album on May 18, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The band have released the video clip for the second digital single "Thanx For Nothin'". The video can be seen here below.
Celebrating the band's history, »Live In Overhausen« captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for the 25th anniversary of »Horrorscope« and 30th anniversary of where it all began, »Feel The Fire«. A full night of 'KILL from the past played loud and in its entirety!
OVERKILL's »Live In Overhausen« will be available in various formats:
- Blu-ray+2CD-Digipak
- DVD+2CD-Digipak
- Double Gatefold Vinyl (black)
MAILORDER ONLY:
- Blu-ray+2CD-Digipak & Tour Book - limited to 300 editions
- DVD+2CD-Digipak & Tour Book - limited to 200 editions
- Double Gatefold Vinyl (neon green) - limited to 300 editions
Overkill live in Europe:
19.05. D Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
10.07. H Dunaújváros - Rock Maraton
12.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
13.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
14.07. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo Metalfest

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Less than one month to go until AMORPHIS release their new album »Queen Of Time«, on May 18th via Nuclear Blast. The band has revealed the epic and mesmerising second single, 'Wrong Direction'. Watch the video featuring long-time lyricist Pekka Kainulainen, below.
AMORPHIS live:
12.05. N Kopervik - Karmoygeddon Metal Festival
08.06. FIN Hyvinkää - Rockfest
09.06. FIN Tampere - South Park Festival
13.06. J Tokyo - Shibuya Club Quattro
14.06. J Osaka - Umeda Club Quattro
23.06. D St. Goarshausen - RockFels
24.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
05.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
06.07. FIN Lohja - Rantajamit
12.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
13.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
14.07. FIN Joensuu - Ilosaarirock
20.07. FIN Laukaa - John Smith Rock Festival
27.07. FIN Kuopio - RockCock
28.07. FIN Oulu - Qstock
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
10.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
11.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock
18.08. FIN Hämeenlinna - Tuuloksen Kapakanmäki (w/ support) *NEW*

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On July 6th 2018, Norwegian black metal band IMMORTAL will release their first studio album since »All Shall Fall«, released almost nine years ago. The band has forged »Northern Chaos Gods«, an album which takes IMMORTAL back to its roots. The album features eight new tracks, spaning 45 minutes. IMMORTAL will first release a 7'' vinyl single of their first new song, the title track 'Northern Chaos Gods'. It will be available in three different colours and is strictly limited edition. The digital version of the track will be available on May 11th, while the physical single is out on May 25th, in the following editions:
IMMORTAL, Northern chaos gods BLACK VINYL (limited to 400 pieces)
IMMORTAL, Northern chaos gods WHITE VINYL (limited to 500 pieces - mailorder exclusive)
IMMORTAL, Northern chaos gods RED VINYL (limited to 300 pieces - mailorder exclusive)
Peter Tättgren was the studio session bassist and producer on the record.

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While waiting for their new studio album "Lizard Secrets - Part One: Land Of The Living" to be out Worldwide on May 15 via Fighter Records, Italian band Airborn have dropped the lyric video for the third single "Who We Are". Watch t below. The promotional plan started on March 1st with the release of the first single "Defenders Of Planet Earth" and will continue with news and announcements until the record comes out (already available in Japan and Asia via Spiritual Beast).

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April 19th, 2018

KATAKLYSM are set to release their new studio album, »Meditations« on June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. Now the band released a new album trailer where mastermind Maurizio Iacono discusses the recording and production of the new album »Meditations«. Watch the trailer Below.
Catch the band live on the »Death... Is Just The Beginning« tour with KATAKLYSM + HYPOCRISY + The Spirit
18.10. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
19.10. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
20.10. D Munich - Backstage
23.10. H Budapest - Barba Negra
24.10. A Vienna - Arena
25.10. PL Wrocław - Zaklęte Rewiry
26.10. D Geiselwind - MusicHall
7.10. I Milan - Live Music Club
28.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
29.10. F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
31.10. E Madrid - Sala Mon
01.11. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
02.11. F Limoges - CC John Lennon
03.11. F Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
04.11. B Antwerp - Trix
05.11. D Hamburg - Docks
06.11. S Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
07.11. S Stockholm - Fryshuset
09.11. FIN Helsinki - The Circus
10.11. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
12.11. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
13.11. NL Leeuwarden - Neushoorn
14.11. D Berlin - Kesselhaus
5.11. D Dresden - Eventwerk
16.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 2
17.11. D Leipzig - Hellraiser

Festivals 2018:
01. - 03.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
14. - 16.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
21./22.06. D St. Goarshausen - RockFels
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
06./07.07. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
20./21.07. D Bertingen - Rock unter den Eichen
15. - 18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze

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AVENGER albums Blood Sports” from 1984, and “Killer Elite” from 1985 will be reissued by Dissonance Productions and Back On Black Records. They will be available on CD and LP on May 18th. The albums got dynamic mastering by Bart Gabriel (who recently mastered reissues of bands such as CIRITH UNGOL, SORTILEGE, and the new PAGAN ALTAR and CRYSTAL VIPER albums), both of them include previously unreleased bonus tracks, and include previously unseen photos from band’s archives. Revenge Attack", opening track off the "Killer Elite" LP, can be streamed on this location.

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On May 4th DIMMU BORGIR will release their new studio album after eight years of silence. The new record is dubbed »Eonian« and will be the tenth longplayer released by DIMMU BORGIR. In this third trailer, vocalist Shagrath and guitarist Silenoz discuss working with Polish artist and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak on the highly detailed cover artwork for »Eonian« and what the album title represents to them. Watch the trailer, filmed at Blackcraft Cult Clothing, below.
So far, DIMMU BORGIR have announced the following festival shows and several headline dates - more shows will be confirmed soon, so don't miss the black metal titans when they finally return to the stage:
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
06.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
04.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
17.08. N Horten - Midgardsblot Metalfestival

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SLAYER released episode 2 of its »SLAYER looks back on 37 years« video interview series. You can check it out below. In this episode, Tom Araya and Kerry King talk about SLAYER's earliest shows, especially the band's very first show as SLAYER: how nervous they were, the home-made flash pots that just didn't quite work the way they had intended, and more. The clip contains not only vintage live footage of the band, but the band-made flyers that promoted some of their first shows. In these early days, SLAYER toured the country in Araya's Camero and a U-Haul trailer, a far cry from the way they tour today. On January 22, SLAYER announced that the band will do one final world tour to say goodbye and thank the fans for more than three decades of great times, and then move on. With support from LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH and TESTAMENT, SLAYER's North American leg one dates start on May 10 in San Diego, CA. LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH will support SLAYER on leg two. No European dates have been announced yet.

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WHITE WIZZARD are publishing the previously announced video for the epic "Chasing Dragons" from their fourth album "Infernal Overdrive".

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April 19th, 2018

HEGEMONE evoked around 2010 and began their road made of fury, heaviness, melancholy and psychedelic sounds. Some musicians came through this project but only around the beginning of 2015 did the current line-up become stable. So far the band released their debut full-length "Luminosity" and a split with CHALLENGER DEEP from Belarus. Their new album 'We Disappear' is due for release May 11th. Check out the song 'Raising Barrows' below.

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April 18th, 2018

Robby Valentine presents ‘Soldiers Of Light’, the first single of forthcoming album ‘The Alliance’. Check it out on Spotify below, or watch the preview of the song in the video below. he album release show for ‘The Alliance’ will be held at P3, Purmerend on the 16th of June. They will be performing in a two hour show. Following the release of 'Bizarro World', Valentine in May 2016 was diagnosed with an eye infection, causing a drop of 75 of his vision and shortly after he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. Although this setback initially threw him in a depression, he is now more eager than ever to get his music out. This resulted in a completely self-recorded new album: ‘The Alliance’, which will be released June 16, 2018.
Valentine says: “Soldiers of light is a modern variation to the fairytale Hansel & Gretel when it comes to meaning. -But then more focussed on how I perceive the music business. Musically I think it hasn’t been done much yet; a cross-over between Turkish beats and, heavy guitar-riffs.”

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On May 18th, KING DIAMOND will release the LP re-issues of the classic albums 'Abigail', 'Fatal Portrait', and 'Them' via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now the Metalblade webshop. Stay tuned for more KING DIAMOND re-issues coming soon.

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA have completed the works on their next album, »Sometimes The World Ain't Enough«. The band has just wrapped up shooting the official music video for the first single off the album. A short teaser can be viewed at this location:
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough - European Tour 2018
+ Special Guests BLACK MIRRORS
01.11. SE Malmö KB*
02.11. DE Weissenhäuser Strand METAL HAMMER PARADISE*
03.11. SE Skövde Skövde in Rock*
08.11. SE Stockholm Kägelbanan*
10.11. SE Göteborg Sticky Fingers*
11.11. NO Oslo John Dee*
16.11. FI Helsinki On The Rocks*
23.11. DE Cologne Luxor
24.11. DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
25.11. NL Zoetermeer Boerderij
26.11. NL Arnhem Willemeen
27.11. BE Vosselaar Biebob
28.11. FR Nantes Le Ferrailleur
30.11. UK London Underworld
01.12. FR Paris Petit Bain
02.12. FR Toulouse Le Rex
03.12. ES Madrid Caracol
04.12. ES Barcelona Bóveda
05.12. FR Lýon Warmaudio
06.12. IT Milano Legend Club
08.12. CH Zurich Dynamo
09.12. DE Mannheim MS Connection
10.12. AT Salzburg Rockhouse
11.12. HU Budapest A38
12.12. AT Vienna Szene
13.12. AT Graz Dom im Berg
14.12. DE Munich Backstage
15.12. CZ Prague Nova Chmelnice
16.12. DE Nürnberg Hirsch
17.12. DE Saarbrücken Garage
18.12. DE Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
19.12. DE Berlin Bi Nuu
20.12. DE Jena F-Haus
21.12. DE Dresden Eventwerk Studio
22.12. DE Bochum Matrix
* = without BLACK MIRRORS

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SENTIENT HORROR have unleashed a lyric video for the song "Enter Crypts Below". The track is taken from the band’s new EP "The Crypts Below", which is out now via Testimony Records.

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I AM DESTRUCTION has signed with Unique Leader Records. The band's full-length debut will arrive later in the year.

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Kadaverdisciplin have released a new video. 'Landscapes of Burning Limbs' is taken from their Hammerheart Records debut 'Death Supremacy', which was released in October 2017.

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Hammerheart Records is set to release the debut album by Finnish newcomers Deathkin. The album will be titled "Kohti Kotiani Kaaosta".

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VERWOED have completed works on their new album, "De Val". VERWOED's "De Val" was recorded, mixed and mastered by John Bart van der Wal and will be released via Argento Records in September 2018.

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LEE AARON is presenting the video of the title track of the new album „Diamond Baby Blues“, which will be out on Metalville April 27th.



LIFECURSE has released the official music video for "BUZZARD BAIT," off of their forthcoming album, The Wolf You Feed. Watch it below.

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NAILED TO OBSCURITY have signed to Nuclear Blast records. An album is soon to be announced.
NAILED TO OBSCURITY live:
28.04. D Nordenham - Metal Homecoming III
05.05. A Trofaiach - Feel the Noise Festival
29.06. D Manslagt - Let the Bad Times Roll Open Air
30.06. D Gardelegen - Metal Frenzy
07.07. D Nordheim - Sunstorm Festival

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ANTHRAX's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD »Kings Among Scotland« is just a couple of weeks away from its April 27 release date. After presenting two trailers over the past few days, it's time to unveil another musical excerpt of the package today. Watch 'Indians' now below.
Anthrax is currently out on the road on the Slayer farewell tour.

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April 17th, 2018

VARATHRON have launched a music video for the track "Into The Absurd", taken from the band's forthcoming studio album "Patriarchs Of Evil", due out on April 27th via Agonia Records. Watch the video below.

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ANCIIENTS have won the prestigious JUNO Award, which is the Canadian equivalent of the American Grammy in the category metal/hard rock record for their latest full-length 'Voice of the Void'.

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Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURLE singer Joe Lynn Turner has been hospitalized in Belarus "with a heart issue," his friend Graham Bonnet has confirmed. Turner's hospitalization was first reported by the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, which quoted the press service of the Ministry of Health of Belarus as saying that the singer's condition was "stable" after he was treated at a Minsk facility for "myocardial infarction," commonly known as a heart attack. Turner's presence at the hospital was also reported by Belarus's most influential daily newspaper, the state-owned SB Belarus Segodnya.

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TSJUDER will reissue their debut EP, 'Throne of the Goat (1997-2017)' on June 8th, 2018. The EP will contain both the original tracks as well as a fresh re-recording of all songs and will be released strictly limited and hand-numbered on CD (2.000 copies) and 1000 vinyl records all editions combined. As a reminder or introduction for the yet uninitiated, TSJUDER are releasing the re-recorded title-track as a "teaser"-track at the link below.

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BATTLEROAR is currently putting the finishing touches on its fifth full-length album, "Codex Epicus". Due on June 15 via Cruz Del Sur Music, the follow-up to 2014's "Blood Of Legends" was recorded at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece and will feature a guest appearance from someone very familiar to fans of epic metal: MANILLA ROAD guitarist/vocalist Mark Shelton.

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NONEXIST will release a new EP, "In Praise Of Death", on June 29 on all digital platforms. NONEXIST was formed in 2000 by Reinholdz. Johan Liiva (ex-ARCH ENEMY) joined on vocals and Matte Modin (ex-DARK FUNERAL, RAISED FIST) on drums and the debut album, "Deus Deceptor", was released in 2002. A hiatus followed but NONEXIST was resurrected 2012 with the release of the album "From My Cold Dead Hands". It was followed by "Throne Of Scars" (2015) and "The New Flesh" EP (2016), the latter presenting Reinholdz as the new frontman (guitar/vocals). "In Praise Of Death" was recorded and mixed by Reinholdz at Multipass Studios in Malmö, Sweden.

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"House Of Doom", the brand-new song by CANDLEMASS, is the soundtrack of the game with the same name, which was co-designed by the legendary Swedish doom metal band. The "House Of Doom" soundtrack will be released on May 25 as an EP with three bonus tracks via Napalm Records. A full-length album will be released in the fall. From April 27, fans playing the game will be able to win this exclusive limited vinyl.

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Norwegian/Spanish hard rockers TNT have released their first "official" new single, "Tears In My Eyes". The track, which can be streamed below, is taken from their upcoming studio album, "XIII", due on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl.



April 16th, 2018

ROTTING CHRIST have been arrested in the Eastern European state of Georgia on spurious grounds involving charges of terrorism allegedly based on the band's name. ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis relates the events in his own words: "We arrived in Georgia's capital Tbilisi very early in the morning of Thursday, 12th of April. After the regular document check at the border, my brother and I were stopped by the police on our way out from the airport. After some minutes, we were ordered to follow police to another area of the airport under the pretence of further questioning before entering the country. Instead, we had our passports and mobile phones taken away and were lead into a prison cell. When we were demanding to be told the reason for this arrest, we were simply told this information would be 'confidential'. Our lawyers informed us later that we are on a list of unwanted persons of national security that branded us as Satanists and therefore suspects of terrorism. Without previous warning and no official reason, we found ourselves in jail, locked into a small and rather dirty cell and without being permitted any contact to the outside world or legal representation or our embassy for 12 hours. Conditions were bad and no further information provided during this time. Luckily, only the names 'Tolis' were on the list and the other two band members started to work with the local promoter to extract us from prison and commence legal procedures. It took strong efforts and a complicated procedure to find a solution. Due to the hard work of the local promoter, who involved legal experts, journalists, and activists in Georgia, we were finally released. We are extremely grateful to everybody involved in this process. In the end, we were even able to perform our show and it turned out to be a fantastic night. We would also like to thank all our Georgian metal brothers for their overwhelming support!"
ROTTING CHRIST were allowed to leave the country towards Armenia without any further complications.
On further news, ROTTING CHRIST have updated their festival schedule for this summer. Please find a list of confirmed appearances below.
21 Apr 18 Burgas (BG) Youth Cultural Center
04 May 18 Velenje (SI) Metal Days Warm Up show
05 May 18 Izegem (BE) Headbangers Ball Festival
11 May 18 Kopervik (NO) Karmøygeddon Festival 2018
3 May 18 London (UK) Incineration Festival
27 May 18 Langres (FR) Outch! Festival
02 Jun 18 Duisburg (DE) Rage Against Racism
07 Jun 18 Sölvesborg (SE) Sweden Rock
16 Jun 18 ?ervený Kostelec (CZ) Metal Gate festival
14 Jul 18 Anyksciai (LT) Devil Stone Festival
17 Aug 18 Borre (NO) Midgardsblot Festival (exact date tbc)
18 Nov 18 Bucharest (RO) Metal Gates

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CIRCLE OF SILENCE's new single "Wild Eyes" is now available below. CIRCLE OF SILENCE's new album "The Crimson Throne" - out on April 27th via Massacre Records - will also be available as a limited edition vinyl LP, strictly limited to 300 copies.

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BELPHEGOR have announced a headline tour through European territory once again, with direct support from MELECHESH and guests.
SUMMER TOTENRITUAL CRUSADE
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14.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force (only BELPHEGOR)
15.06. NL Groningen - Vera
16.06. D Osnabrück - Bastard Club
17.06. NL Amstelveen - P60
18.06. UK London - The Dome
21.06. CH St. Maurice - Le Manoir
22.06. CH Winterthur - Gaswerk
23.06. I San Donà di Piave - Revolver
24.06. I Rome - Traffic Live Club
25.06. I Paderno Dugnano (MI) - Slaughter Club
27.06. H Budapest - Blue Hell
28.06. SK Bratislava - Randal Club
29.06. PL Katowice - Mega Club
30.06. PL Poznań - u Bazyla
BELPHEGOR recently unleashed a lyrical performance video of 'The Devil's Son', a song dedicated to the legendary violinist Niccolò Paganini (1781-1849), whose playing skills were so unique and virtuouso that he was told to have made a pact with the devil... Watch the clip here:

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Hell:on just released a new video for the song 'Insight'. The song showcases the song being performed live at Hell Serpent Rising Over Kyiv, Monteray Live Stage, Kyiv, Ukraine.

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ALAZKA released the official music video of 'Everglow'. Watch it below. The track comes off their debut record »Phoenix« which was released on the 1st of September in 2017.
The band will start their EU/UK tour with WE CAME AS ROMANS, POLARIS and THE PLOT IN YOU this week.
w/ WE CAME AS ROMANS, POLARIS, THE PLOT IN YOU
20.04. A Vienna - Impericon Festival @ Arena^
21.04. D Oberhausen - Impericon Festival @ Turbinenhalle^
22.04. CH Solothurn - Impericon Festival @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl^
24.04. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
25.04. D Hamburg - Logo
26.04. D Berlin - Musik & Frieden
27.04. D Munich - Impericon Festival @ Backstage
28.04. D Leipzig - Impericon Festival @ Messe
29.04. D Hanover - Faust
30.04. NL Sneek - Het Bolwerk

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FOLLOW THE CIPHER unveil 'Carolus Rex' as their next single and music video. Watch it below. Only 4 weeks are remain until FOLLOW THE CIPHER release their self-titled debut album on May 11, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.

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ENGEL are releasing 'GALLOWS TREE', their new video and single. The first single 'The Condemned' from the upcoming album was released March 2nd 2018 and now it´s time for the follow up. The new video and single is taken from their 5th Studio Album “Abandon all Hope”.

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DEFIATORY premiere the new single "Bane Of Creation" below. Their impending new album "Hades Rising" hosts this new song.

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Rockshots Records presents SAATE, a new heavy metal band from Sweden. SAATE will release their music on April 27, premiering it with a first single - "The Conjuring" - released for digital download and streaming besides the official videoclip. Watch the teaser below.

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Ghost today announced their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) will be released on June 1, 2018 via Spinefarm/Loma Vista Recordings. Prequelle is available for pre-order starting today HERE. Limited edition bundles including 8-tracks, cassettes and more are available exclusively in the Ghost shop HERE. The band also unveiled the new official video for the song 'Rats'.

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DIMMU BORGIR on May 4th will release their new studio album »Eonian« after eight years of silence. It will be the tenth album released by DIMMU BORGIR. In this second trailer, vocalist Shagrath and guitarist Silenoz discuss why, this time, it took them a little longer to make.
Watch the band live.
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
06.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
02. - 04.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
16. - 18.08. N Horten - Midgardsblot Metalfestival
18.09. RUS St. Petersburg - Kosmonavt
20.09. RUS Moscow - Glavclub

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HAUNTED have announce the details of the new album. The record, entitled "Dayburner", will be released on June 8th, 2018 via Twin Earth Records. New details will be revealed soon.

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Finnish band Blood Region releases the second song from their upcoming album. New Italian singer Ira Green, who became famous at the "Voice of Italy" TV show will now front the band. You can hear some elements from 80's heavy metal and movie soundtracks back in the clip. A full-length album will follow later in the fall. Watch the video below.

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Soulseller Records presents the self-titled debut album of Norwegian black metallers OVATE, which is featuring live members of Taake and Gorgoroth. It will be released on 1st June 2018 on CD, vinyl and digitally. The track "Morgenstjerne", featuring V'gandr on vocals, is streaming below. OVATE was founded by Aindiachaí (Guitars/Bass) and Brodd (Drums). Guest vocalists on the album are Hoest (Taake & Gorgoroth), V'gandr (Helheim & Taake), Eld (Krakow & Aeturnus & Gravdal), Ese (Slegest) and Ødemark (The 3rd Attempt).

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Canada's COMEBACK KID have announced to release brand new music in the form of the 2 track single »Beds Are Burning«. The single will include the band's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic as well as the previously unreleased song 'Little Soldier' which came together during the »Outsider« sessions. The single will be released digitally on May 4 via Nuclear Blast. A limited print run of 500 7" vinyl will be (mainly) available on tour. See tour schedule below.
COMEBACK KID live 2018
»Impericon Festivals 2018«
20.04. A Vienna - Arena
21.04. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
22.04. CH Solothurn - Kofmehl
27.04. D Munich - Backstage
28.04. D Leipzig - Messe
More info & tickets:https://www.impericon.com/de/festival/
COMEBACK KID + MALEVOLENCE + KNOCKED LOOSE + OBEY THE BRAVE + MASS WORSHIP
23.04.18 D Schweinfurt, Stattbahnhof
24.04.18 PL Poznaจฝ, U Bazyla
25.04.18 D Hannover, Faust
26.04.18 D Weinheim, Cafe Central
26.05. UK Leeds - Slam Dunk Festival North
27.05. UK Hatfield - Slam Dunk Festival South
28.05. UK Birmingham - Slam Dunk Festival Midlands

27./28.07. S Öland - Borgholm Brinner
03.08. CH Gränichen - Open Air Gränichen
04.08. F Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans - Sylak Open Air
05.08. F Albi - Xtreme Fest
09. - 11.08. D Entenfang Torgau - Endless Summer Festival
10. - 12.08. B Ieper - Ieper Hardcore Fest
16. - 18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
17. - 19.08. F St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival
03.11. NL Eindhoven - The Sound of Revolution

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THEOTOXIN just released the first album teaser with snippets from the songs "Somnus Profanus", "Chant Of Hybris", "Yersinia Pestis", "Hexenflug und Teufelspakt", "Adoration Of The Blight" and "Stillstand". Check it out below. The album's record release gig will take place on May 12, 2018 at the Vienna Metal Meeting in Austria. THEOTOXIN's new album "CONSILIVM" will be released on May 4, 2018 via Massacre Records.

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"In der Hölle spricht man Deutsch", the new album by DEBAUCHERY VS. BALGEROTH, is set to be released in July 2018 on Massacre Records. A first taste of what's to come is already here with the official video for the single "Blutgott Blitzkrieg" performed by BALGEROTH ». BALGEROTH is the third and final part of the triptych of Blood Gods - consisting of DEBAUCHERY, BLOOD GOD and BALGEROTH - savage, brutal and in German. BALGEROTH is the first of the Blood Gods. DEBAUCHERY VS. BALGEROTH's album "In der Hölle spricht man Deutsch" will be available as 2-CD jewel case CD, limited 3-CD Digipak CD, strictly limited vinyl LP as well as stream and download.
DEBAUCHERY Live
02.06.2018 DE Büßfeld - M:O:A M.I.S.E. Open Air
23.06.2018 DE Fehrbellin/Protzen - Protzen Open Air
30.06.2018 DE Gardelegen - Metal Frenzy Open Air
12.-14.07.2018 DE Balingen - Messegelände Balingen (Bang Your Head!!! Open Air) ["In der Hölle spricht man Deutsch" Album Release Show]
DEBAUCHERY VS. BALGEROTH - DEUTSCH TOUR 2018
20.07.2018 AT Haag - Blood Moon Festival
27.07.2018 DE München - Free & Easy Festival
06.10.2018 DE Aalen - Rock It
12.10.2018 AT Graz - Explosiv
13.10.2018 AT Wien - Escape
19.10.2018 DE Gadenstedt - Black Hand Inn
20.10.2018 DE Ahrensburg - Unleash the Kraken Festival
26.10.2018 DE Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
27.10.2018 DE Berlin - Nuke Club
02.11.2018 DE Erfurt - From Hell
03.11.2018 DE Weinheim - Cafe Central
23.11.2018 DE Nürnberg - Der Cult
24.11.2018 DE Radolfzell - Bokle
01.12.2018 DE Essen - Turock
21.12.2018 DE Annaberg - Clubgelände Tanks MC
22.12.2018 DE Leipzig - Hellraiser
23.12.2018 DE Stuttgart - Keller Klub
09.02.2019 DE Gera - Comma
BLOOD GOD Live
14.04.2018 DE Erfurt - Club From Hell
11.07.2018 DE Balingen - Messegelände Balingen (Bang Your Head!!! Open Air Warum-up Show)
31.08.2018 DE Nauen - Rock For Roots

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The new studio album of DORO will be released on August 17th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The metal queen announces the title of the follow-up to her hugely successful release »Strong & Proud« (2016, #1 Finland, #2 Germany, #3 UK & Sweden): Get ready for »Forever Warriors, Forever United«. DORO's 20th album will be a huge milestone as the band’s first-ever double album, so fans can expect 24 new songs. Guitarist Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO, DEAD DAISIES) and former WARLOCK guitarist Tommy Bolan, who also contributed to the highly acclaimed album »Triumph & Agony« in 1987, will of course also be part of the new album.

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MISS MAY I releases the new official music video for 'Under Fire'. Watch it below. It is taken from their record 'Shadows Inside', which was released on SharpTone Records.

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Keyboardist Vikram Shankar has joined progressive metal band REDEMPTION. Already confirmed to headline ProgPower USA 2018, REDEMPTION - featuring Tom Englund (vocals; Evergrey), Nick van Dyk (guitars and keyboards), Sean Andrews (bass), Chris Quirarte (drums), Vikram Shankar (keyboards) - will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night's Journey into Day, this summer via Metal Blade Records.

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Solitary release the new video 'Wait'. 'Wait' is taken from the band's album 'The Diseased Heart Of Society', which was released late last year. The video airs exclusively at Metal-temple.com.

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On June 29th the second album "Passages" by Bay Area Post-Metal band MOUNTAINEER (feat. ex-members of SECRETS OF THE SKY) will be released and marks the follow up to the band's "Sirens & Slumber". The album is comprised of two 20 minute long songs, broken into passages. The songs are tied together by several overarching themes, but is "mainly focused around the struggle to grasp the concept of mortality".

BLEEDING GODS announce that David Gutierrez Rojas (ex-KINGFISHER SKY, ELLEANORE and MISANTHROPIA) has joined the band and will be handling all keys and soundscapes from now on. He replaces Martin Powell, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH / ANATHEMA / MY DYING BRIDE) who played all studio parts. To date, Bleeding Gods played them as samples in a live situation.

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KARMA VIOLENS have released a lyric video for 'Sons Of Destruction'. Watch it below. The song is taken from their third album 'Serpent God', and is set for a release on April 13th via GROWL RECORDS (Inactive Messiah) a division of ROAR! Rock of Angels Records (Monument, Gods Of Silence, Mean Streak, Panorama, Oblivion).

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ACID DEATH are about to enter Devasoundz Studios in Athens on April 14th to start the recordings of their new album. The album, with the working title "Primal Energies", will be finished around late August/2018, so the release will be around Autumn/2018 by 7hard/7us Media Group GmbH.

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Massacre Records announce the return of the progressive dark metal band DARK MILLENNIUM to their roster as well as the upcoming release of the band's new album "Where Oceans Collide". "Where Oceans Collide", which is expected to be released in late August 2018.

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THE KONSORTIUM, featuring in its ranks bassist Teloch (Mayhem, ex-Orcustus, ex-Gorgoroth, ex-1349) and drummer Dirge Rep (Orcustus, ex-Enslaved, ex-Aura Noir), share a new video in which B. Waldejer talks guitars and presents riffs from the upcoming album "Rogaland" (due out on June 1st in Europe and June 8th in North America via Agonia Records). Watch the video below.

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Bloodshot Dawn reveals the new music video for that song 'Shackled', which can be seen below. It is taken from their recording 'Reanimation', released in January 2018 via Hostile Media.

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