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Blackened industrial doom collective CULTED will be releasing their brand new full-length, ‘Nous,’ on February 26, 2021! The album artwork, tracklist, and details can be found below. In conjunction with the announcement, the band has shared the first single, “Lifers,” along with an accompanying music video.  

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The story of Kreator’s meteoric rise to the global elite of thrash metal bands from their humble beginnings in Essen Germany, began under their first name of Tormentor in the early 80’s. It was their ‘Blitzkreig’ and ‘End Of The World’ demos changing hands in the era’s bustling underground tape-trading network that exposed them to the international metal community. Positive word of mouth soon attracted the attention of Germany’s own metal start-up, Noise Records, which signed the newly re-christened Kreator to a deal.  

Los Angeles hardcore titans TERROR surprise fans with Sink To The Hell, a four-track 7″ including four previously unreleased tracks. The record is available TODAY via WAR Records and is streaming in its entirety.  

Hard/Alt-Rock band Cavo release their next single “Lead On”. Cavo once again delivers a solid single that clearly states their rock vision. “Lead On” continues to drive their momentum onward as their sound is recognized to be Cavo’s own unique style and blend. Altogether, the St. Louis group is a highly anticipated culmination of seasoned phenomenal rock music.  

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NO YEAR, a Portland quartet comprised of veterans of the city’s underground music scene are poised to inflict gripping, visceral psychedelic post-hardcore on the listening public with the release of their first LP, “SO LONG”.  

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Jeff Plate has joined forces with TSO keyboardist Jane Mangini and some amazing new talent to form his ‘years in the making’ band Alta Reign. Plate and Mangini, along with Tommy Cook (guitars/lead vocals), Collin Holloway (guitars/lead vocals), Kevin McCarthy (bass, vocals) and Zach Hamilton (keyboards, guitars/vocals), will be releasing Alta Reign’s debut album Mother’s Day on January 8, 2021 via Rat Pak Records. The album is the reflection of dedication as the initial idea spawned 30 years ago and ended in 2020 before locking in the 2021 release date. The album is available for pre-order at: RatPakRecords.com/AltaReign.  

Danny Wimmer Presents is excited to announce Sacramento chart topping, genre defying quintet, Dance Gavin Dance’s most ambitious and unique undertaking thus far – Tree City Sessions Volume 2. The global streaming event will see the band perform a fan-voted setlist, featuring tracks that have never been performed live before, from iconic home town landmark, the Sacramento Tower Bridge.  

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Earlier this year, CRO-MAGS released their first album in twenty years with the critically-acclaimed In The Beginning. To close out this year of international turmoil and disease, the band announces the 6-song EP, 2020, available worldwide digitally on December 11th. CRO-MAGS also release the eponymous track 2020 – venting all the frustration and rage, CRO-MAGS style, at the unprecedented chaos of this year.  

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD return with a much overdue new live release entitled Lost Machine – Live. The album was recorded in Québec City during the worldwide touring cycle for the band’s latest studio album The Wake and is out now via Century Media Records.  

As the largest shopping weekend in the United States concludes, Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose spent it celebrating the release of his debut solo EP Controlled Chaos. The EP was released on November 27th via Rise Records to critical and fan acclaim alike. Controlled Chaos shines the spotlight on not only Morgan’s drumming prowess, but his songwriting, singing, and production chops as well. Morgan co-wrote the EP with Sevendust bandmate Clint Lowery.  

Greek melodic metal masters NIGHTFALL will be releasing their back catalogue on vinyl and CD formats! The band’s five most influential albums will be released via Season of Mist in the first two months of 2021. The exact releases are as follows:  

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On January 15th, Dread Sovereign will release their third full-length, Alchemical Warfare, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, a video for the new single, “Nature Is The Devil’s Church”, can be viewed at: metalblade.com/dreadsovereign – where Alchemical Warfare can be pre-ordered in the following formats:  

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