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There’s no denying that 2014 has been an absolutely fantastic year for metal. The year-end list mania is about to begin, and one album that’s bound to sit high up on plenty of lists is Triptykon‘s Melana Chasmata, which we raved about earlier this year. The band has released a video for the album’s opening track, “Tree of Suffocating Souls”, and it’s great. Take a peek after the jump.

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The gods of grind smile on this day. Grind pioneers Napalm Death have a new album coming out on Jan. 27 called Apex Predator – Easy Meat, and they have released the first cut from it. It’s called “Cesspits”, and it lives up to its namesake. Head on over the jump for your first listen!

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Dustin Rabin Photography, Faith No More, FNM, Dustin Rabin

We know it’s coming. A new Faith No More album. They’ve already shown us brand new material and touched upon the influences behind it.

Today the world gets a taste of brand new studio music from the band in seventeen years with “Motherfucker.” It’s been a hell of a wait.

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With his solo album, Modern Noise, out next week, Thomas Giles (also known as Tommy Giles Rogers of Between the Buried and Me) has premiered yet another track from the upcoming electronic record.

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Ahead of its November 24th release via Century Media, Cloudkicker and Intronaut are proud to present the full stream of Live with Intronaut, recorded live in Austin, TX on April 6, 2014 at Fathom Tree Recording Studio.

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Suffocation Decapitatated Tour Poster

As you’ve read in the headline, death metal masters Suffocation and Decapitated are now slated to hit up both Australia and New Zealand venues to perform for people in the land down under who can’t get their fill of torturous riffs. The tour happens in May of 2015!

Official press release and tour dates below!

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In 2009, my life changed irrevocably as me and three other good friends headed for Hellfest and then Graspop. It was my initiation into the international metal community and my first time in a large, European festival. The sheer number of bands I discovered that year is astronomical: Clutch, Electric Wizard, The Black Dahlia Murder and Down to name a few. I also so some bigger names perform live and had a thoroughly good time. Hellfest has a great location, great facilities and an all around endearing attitude. There have been some voices over the past few years claiming that the festival has since multiplied and has lost a lot of its charm. I don’t know about that. I do know about lineups. Head on over the jump to witness the majesty for yourself.

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One of our favorite shoegazers Nothing have released a music video for their second song off of the bands recently released split with Whirr. The song is called, ‘Chloroform’, and the video is indeed about getting chloroformed and being taken on a ride in what appears to be an obsessive fan’s trunk. Check the video out after the jump, but make sure to look behind you before you do. You never know what could happen!

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Ensiferum have completed their new album! One Man Army is set to release on February 20th, 2015 in Europe, February 23rd, 2015 in the UK, and February 24th, 2015 in North America. Working with platinum-selling Finnish producer Anssi Kippo, the band has spent the last few weeks at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland putting the finishing touches on the record.

Goodies from the studio, including final tracks, artwork, and behind-the-scenes footage will be available in the coming days to tease the album release.

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Perhaps in an attempt to butter us up so that we willingly open our hearts and our wallets to their Indiegogo campaign effort for a new touring vehicle, progressive death outfit Black Crown Initiate have treated us to a second music video from their debut album The Wreckage of Stars. “The Fractured One,” which dropped yesterday, comes as a follow-up to “Withering Waves,” released less than two months previous. Is the timing a coincidence? Who cares??? A little buttering up never hurt anyone, and this video butters hard.

See for yourself after the jump!

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