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HECATE ENTHRONED Signs With M-THEORY AUDIO

The North West, U.K.-based blackened death metal sextet HECATE ENTHRONED — whose "brutal epic scornful metal" has earned extensive acclaim over the past two decades — has signed a worldwide recording contract with the American label M-Theory Audio. The group plans to release a new album — their sixth full-length, and first in five years ...

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OBITUARY Is In No Rush To Make New Studio Album

OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy has told James Willard of the "Mosh Mag" podcast that the band is in no rush to return to the studio to begin work on the follow-up to last year's self-titled effort. "We are super happy with what's going on right now," he said (hear audio below). "We're supporting this new ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release 'Devouring Radiant Light' Album In July

Blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in five years, "Devouring Radiant Light", on July 20 via Prosthetic Records. The first single from the disc, "Fen Of Shadows", can be streamed below. Guitarist Scott Hedrick describes "Fen Of Shadows" as "SKELETONWITCH 2.0... The song travels further down the rabbit hole with more elaborate ...

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SKELETONWITCH Parts Ways With Drummer, Taps JON RICE As Temporary Replacement

Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH have parted ways with drummer Dustin Boltjes and have temporarily replaced him with Jon Rice (ex-JOB FOR A COWBOY, SCORPION CHILD). Rice will join SKELETONWITCH on the band's upcoming North American trek with OBITUARY, which kicks off May 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. SKELETONWITCH's next studio album is due this spring/summer via ...

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SKELETONWITCH To Release New Album In The Spring

Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH will release their first full-length album in over four years in the spring of 2018 via Prothestic Records. The disc is being recorded with producer Kurt Ballou (CHELSEA WOLFE, HIGH ON FIRE, KVELERTAK) at his GodCity Studio. The effort will be mixed by Fredrik Nordström (OPETH's "Blackwater Park", AT THE GATES' ...

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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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Watch DANZIG Perform At 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of DANZIG's performance at this year's edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" festival, which took place May 26-27 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California, can be seen below. The two-day event featured over twenty artists — including MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY — with DANZIG serving as headliner ...

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DANZIG, MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ATREYU, C.O.C., Others Confirmed For 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

**Note**: An earlier version of this article listed FEAR FACTORY as one of the "Blackest Of The Black" participating bands. They are no longer scheduled to appear at the event. In addition, "Lucha Underground" wrestling stars will not be involved with this year's "Blackest Of The Black". DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform at ...

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HATRIOT Releases 'Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed' Lyric Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATRIOT have released the lyric video for a new demo song called "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed". The track, which is one of the band's first to be recorded without EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be re-recorded for the band's upcoming album, tentatively due late next year. Says HATRIOT: "The ...

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Video Premiere: KVELERTAK's 'Svartmesse'

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have released the official music video for "Svartmesse", from their celebrated new LP "Nattesferd" which arrived this past May. The clip, which was directed by Torjus Førre Erfjord of Raindog Films, can be seen below. The band commented on the videos creation, stating: "It's made by our good friend Torjus Førre Erfjord ...

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SKELETONWITCH Recruits WOLVHAMMER's ADAM CLEMANS As New Singer

Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH have announced the addition of singer Adam Clemans (WOLVHAMMER) to the group's ranks. A new EP featuring Clemans was completed last month at Baltimore's Developing Nations studio with producer Kevin Bernsten (MAGRUDERGRIND, NOISEM, MUTILATION RITES) for a summer release via Prosthetic Records. SKELETONWITCH's new music can be previewed in a brief ...

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SKELETONWITCH Completes Recording New EP

SKELETONWITCH recently completed recording a new EP, the Ohio quintet's first new material since 2013's critically acclaimed "Serpents Unleashed". The as-yet-untitled release — tentatively due out this summer — was recorded last month with Kevin Bernsten at Baltimore's Developing Nations (NOISEM, MAGRUDERGRIND, MUTILATION RITES) and will feature the group's new vocalist, whose identity will be ...

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BARONESS: Entire 'Purple' Album Available For Streaming

BARONESS's fourth album, "Purple", is available for streaming in its entirety below. The CD will be released on December 18 through Abraxan Hymns). The "Purple" cover artwork was created by BARONESS frontman John Baizley. Baizley has done the artwork for all of BARONESS's releases as well as fine art and album art for bands including ...

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BARONESS: New Song 'Morningstar' Available For Streaming

BARONESS will release its fourth album, "Purple", on December 18 through Abraxan Hymns). The song "Morningstar", taken from "Purple", can be streamed below. The "Purple" cover artwork was created by BARONESS frontman John Baizley. Baizley has done the artwork for all of BARONESS's releases as well as fine art and album art for bands including ...

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BARONESS Reveals 'Purple' Album Cover Via Time Lapse Video

BARONESS has revealed the cover for the band's fourth album, "Purple" (due on December 18 through Abraxan Hymns), via a time lapse video that shows John Baizley's process for creating the album artwork. This clip follows fans piecing together quadrants of the album cover that were revealed via t-shirts shipped last week as part of ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: 'Open Coffin Orgy' Video Released

"Open Coffin Orgy", the new video from death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER, can be seen below. The clip was filmed with director Mitch Massie, who has previously worked with WHITECHAPEL and CATTLE DECAPITATION. The track is taken from the band's eleventh studio recording, which was released on May 5 via Metal Blade Records. Titled ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Films 'Open Coffin Orgy' Video

Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER have filmed a video for the song "Open Coffin Orgy" with director Mitch Massie, who has previously worked with WHITECHAPEL and CATTLE DECAPITATION. The track is taken from the band's eleventh studio recording, which will be released on May 5 via Metal Blade Records. Titled "Crypt Of The Devil", ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: New Song 'Gruesome' Available For Streaming

"Gruesome ", a brand new song from death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's eleventh studio recording, which will be released on May 5 via Metal Blade Records. Titled "Crypt Of The Devil", the ten-track slab of audio violence was composed ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: New Song 'Stab' Available For Streaming

"Stab", a brand new song from death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's eleventh studio recording, which will be released on May 5 via Metal Blade Records. Titled "Crypt Of The Devil", the ten-track slab of audio violence was composed by ...

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SIX FEET UNDER To Release 'Crypt Of The Devil' Album In May

Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER will release their eleventh studio recording on May 5 via Metal Blade Records. Titled "Crypt Of The Devil", the ten-track slab of audio violence was composed by vocalist Chris Barnes and CANNABIS CORPSE bassist/vocalist Phil "Landphil" Hall. While on tour with CANNABIS CORPSE in 2013, Barnes and Hall met ...

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AMON AMARTH: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Montreal Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of AMON AMARTH's October 11 performance at Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. AMON AMARTH and SABATON have joined forces for a North American tour. The trek kicked off on September 25 in Riverside, California and will visit a total of 35 North American cities before coming to an ...

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Video Premiere: SKELETONWITCH's 'Unending, Everliving'

"Unending, Everliving", the gruesome new music video by SKELETONWITCH, can be seen below. The track — taken from the band's acclaimed 2013 release, "Serpents Unleashed" — was put to film by Cleveland, Ohio's Turnstyle Films, with whom the band also collaborated on the promo clips for "I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)" and "Serpents ...

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HAVOK Signs With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Denver, Colorado's HAVOK. The young thrash metal quartet has worked nonstop, releasing three albums and touring the world the past five years, and is poised to take its music and career to another level. "We're so excited to sign with Century Media!" exclaims HAVOK guitarist Reece Scruggs. ...

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