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CALLED IT. Vinyl nerds shall rejoice further, as Relapse Records have announced plans to expand their recent trend of re-releasing high-profile out-of-print albums from their back catalog of releases. No more scavenging eBay for a reasonably priced copy of Miss Machine!

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German black metal horde Ascension, who are one of the most underrated acts in the genre today, have partnered with No Clean Singing to premier a new song called ‘Black Ember’ off their upcoming sophomore album The Dead of The World, due out December 24th. Head on over the jump for the stream!

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The wait is finally over: Periphery have premiered the first track from their forthcoming Juggernaut double album. “The Scourge” appears on Juggernaut: Alpha, and it’s quite different from anything Periphery have done in the past. Give it a listen after the jump.

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Angra are one of the best prog-power bands you know nothing about. Temple of Shadows is a masterpiece, an album which melds ferocious power metal riffs and vocals with progressive song structure and varied influences throughout. The band have been silent for a long time now only to now suddenly erupt with a new track, ‘Newborn Me’. Not only that, but this track apparently comes from a new album, titled Secret Garden, which will see release in Japan on December 17th and Europe on January 16th. Head on over the jump to check it out!

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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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The undisputed kings of power metal Blind Guardian have unveiled a teaser for their forthcoming album Beyond the Red Mirror, set to be released January 30, 2015 in Europe and February 3, 2015 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The album is based on the protagonist from the Japan exclusive single ‘Bright Eyes’ released in 1995, and ‘And the Story Ends’ from the album Imaginations From the Other Side, also released in 1995.

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I’ve already said Steven Wilson, so your heart rate should be pretty high right now if you’re in any way a fan of progressive music. His latest works, while taking whole new directions for the virtuoso producer, performer and songwriter, have all been masterpieces. We’ve already heard snippets of the new album and it sounds just as amazing. The album has its release date set for February and will be titled Hand.Cannot.Erase. Head on over the jump for the full release.

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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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The world is a fucked up place, wherever you live. However, there are parts of the world where oppression and injustice are the bread and butter of every single day. Turkey is one of them nowadays, with the crackdown on the media and political opposition growing larger every day. Israel, where I live, is another one, with its complicated and often brutal history. We’ve already told you about NYN‘s upcoming album but the coupling of the newly released video and its subject matter begged another post. Head on over the jump to hear it and read about how it ties in with the frankly atrocious reality of Turkey.

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Progressive metal/djent masters Periphery have revealed the artwork for their upcoming albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, and they both look pretty darn awesome. Check out more info after the jump!

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