Monthly Archives July 2016

DARK PHANTOM – Iraq’s Only Death Metal Band


Murad Khalid is a metalhead.

He’s also a Turkmen, an Iraqi and an electrician. But those things are less important to him than fronting DARK PHANTOM, Kirkuk’s premier – read: only – death metal band.

It’s Friday morning and he’s in his bedroom at his mother’s house, playing guitar and smoking cigarettes. The droning sermon from the nearby mosque barely penetrates the room. Inside, it’s a temple to metal. Pages torn from foreign metal magazines paper the panelling – Manowar, Metallica, Megadeth. A skull-shaped ashtray holds a collection of guitar picks. Dark Phantom was recently kicked out of their practice space, so the room is also filled with a drum kit, guitars and amps.

Mahmoud Qasim is on the carpet fixing his snare drum, guitarist Rebeen Hasem is jamming and Sarmad Jalal t...

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DEAD EARTH POLITICS – Streaming New EP In Full


In conjunction with the release of new EP “The Mobius Hammersmith”, DEAD EARTH POLITICS is now streaming all five tracks online. Listen HERE.

Dead Earth Politics will also hit the road this summer supporting the EP. The tour kicked off last night in Lake Charles, LA and runs through August 13th winding up at the band’s hometown haunt The Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, TX.

1. Runescarred
2. The Mobius Hammersmith
3. Balancing Broken Scales
4. Wretched Things
5. Broad Wings & Distant Shores

Source: metalunderground

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MEGADETH – Behind-The-Scenes Tour Footage Posted


MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has uploaded behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s recent stop in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. View HERE.

“Another day on tour with Megadeth,” Loureiro remarks. “Want to know what was going on in our trip to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem? Here are some snapshots of life on the road, of what it’s like living the dream of playing around the globe in a legendary band with great people and killer musicians. Not only I have the chance to play in amazing cities, but also something we have the time to visit, enjoy and learn a lot about other cultures. Isn’t it the perfect job? I hope you all enjoy and share the video. Keep watching the channel for more day to day videos from Megadeth on the road.”

Megadeth’s global Dystopia tour, which is currently in full sw...

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DOPE – New Music Video Released


DOPE has released a new music video for the title track off their 6th studio album “Blood Money Part 1.” The album is slated to drop on October 28th via Entertainment One Music. Watch video HERE.

“It’s been a long time coming, and I’m very happy with how the new album came out,” says Edsel Dope. “I’m super excited for fans to hear the entire record and for us to get out there on tour and feed off of each other’s energy.”

1. Intro: Confessions of a Felon
2. Blood Money
3. Shoulda Known Better
4. Lexipro
5. Hold On
6. 1999
7. Razorblade Butterfly
8. Drug Music
9. A New Low
10. Hypocrite
11. X-Hale
12. End of the World
13. Selfish
14. Numb
15. Violet

Source: metalunderground

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ARMORED SAINT – Announces Performance At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party


Currently on tour in Europe, ARMORED SAINT will make a special appearance in the US this Fall at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest kick-off party, which is exclusively for campers at this double-header music and lifestyle weekend. The September 23rd pre-festival concert will give campers early access to the campsite, allowing them time to prepare for a night of performances from ARMORED SAINT, Havok, Exmortus and Thrown Into Exile. For tickets and more information, please visit: and See below for all upcoming ARMORED SAINT tour dates!

7/29/2016 Saarmageddon @ Messegelande – Saarbrucken, DE
7/30/2016 Nord Open Air – Essen, DE
9/23/2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party – San Bernardino, CA
10/8/2016 Loud Park Festi...

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SODOM – ‘Decision Day’ Napalm Store ID Video Posted


Tom Angelripper recently announced the release of the new SODOM album, Decision Day, on August 26th. Check out a new Napalm Store ID video HERE.

Together with his two comrades-in-arms, guitarist Bernemann and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald, Angelripper spent four months at the studio honing the new Sodom material. The result is a hard-as-nails, diverse thrash metal offering on the subject of D-Day, the day in June 1944 when the troops of the Western Allied forces landed in Normandy to liberate mainland Europe from the scourge of Nazi Germany.

Songs such as “Belligerence”, “Decision Day” and “Strange Lost World” present the Sodom frontman once more as a historically well-versed contemporary witness and critical observer of current international events...

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BRUJERIA – Release New Lyric Video


BRUJERIA, the Mexican American supergroup featuring current and former members of Napalm Death, Carcass and Cradle of Filth and led by the enigmatic Juan Brujo, has posted another new song online from their forthcoming album, “Pocho Aztlan.” You can check out the lyric video for the song, “No Aceptan Imitaciones” HERE.

“Pocho Aztlan” will be the band’s fourth studio album and their first since 2000’s, “Brujerizmo.” The record will be released through Nuclear Blast on Mexican Independence Day, September 16th.

Source: metalunderground

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NIGHTWISH – DVD Release “Vehicle Of Spirit” Announced


After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalize the “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release the new live milestone “Vehicle Of Spirit” on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.

“The title ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ came from a friend of Troy’s, who after seeing our show a few years ago defined Nightwish as ‘A vehicle of spirit that defies category’. That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title,” states keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.

Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with neve...

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ONERA – New Music Video In The Works


New Hampshire-based ONERA will play a duo of shows in New England this week supporting their recently-released debut EP, Olde.

Though the entity of ONERA is very new, the outfit unites a team of veterans from a wide array of revered acts including Morgion, Keen Of The Crow, Cortez, December Wolves, Watchmaker, and others who have been active in the scene for several decades. In September 2015, ONERA entered Amps vs Ohms in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture their debut recordings. The members’ cumulative resumes and influences intertwine and carve out a unique sound for the band...

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VANHELGA – New Album Details Revealed


Sweden’s VANHELGA are set to release their fourth full-length album this fall. Titled Ode & Elegy, the 11-track album will hit the streets via Talheim Records on October 1st. Ode & Elegy will be available in a cross-panel digipak edition, limited to 1,000 copies, while the digital version will be released on October 10th.

Ode & Elegy artwork was created by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art.


“Utan Mening”
“Det Som Aldrig Fans”
“Du Finns Dȃr För Mig”
“Jag Återkommer”
“Abstinensens Dystra Tongång”
“Dödförklarad – Ånstad”
“Status – Handlinsförlamad”
“Harmonisk Reflektion”

Source: BW&BK

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