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Iced Earth: A band whose name brings up a great deal of praise and nostalgia within the metal community. The group’s signature sound has led to the release of a number of classic albums since storming on the scene in 1990 with their self-titled debut and renowned follow-up Night of the Stormrider a year later. They have gone through a number of vital line-up changes since then, but have always come out strong until recent years. Despite mixed reception to the prior two albums featuring new vocalist Stu Block, the group continues to carry on, evident with their latest offering Incorruptible, their thirteenth studio full-length. But is it a return to the aggressive early days as the lead single “Seven Headed Whore” alludes to, or is that tease simply a mask on the face of the deceiver?

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Turkish death worshippers, Persecutory, unveil their debut album, Towards the Ultimate Extinction, exclusively through Heavy Blog Is Heavy.

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Belgium’s busy-as-a-beaver death metal sickos ABORTED have recorded two new tracks for you!

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Philadelphia’s Lör have teamed up with Toilet ov Hell to stream “Eidolon” a new track from their forthcoming album In Forgotten Sleep.


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Originally formed under the name Khaossos between 2014 and 2015, Kval stands as a one-man atmospheric black metal act from Finland. With a handful of releases behind, the man known simply as Kval has signed a deal with Hypnotic Dirge Records to unleash the entity’s debut self-titled album. However, it’s not a simple follow-up to the previous entity’s 015 full-length Kuolonkuu, but rather a re-imagining of that very release. A rebirth, if you will. And ahead of it’s release I was given the opportunity to shoot some questions over to the mastermind himself, as well as debut the first song off said offering.

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France’s legendary atmospheric/ambient black metal act Blut aus Nord has just made an announcement via their official Facebook that a new release is in the works, and an eatimated release date.