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One of the most avant-garde acts in metal’s history is Chicago’s Yakuza. The band continuously pushes the boundaries of metal and has earned serious acclaim from fans, press and their peers. Now, Yakuza returns with one of their most impressive outings yet, ‘Beyul’, which will be the band’s second release on Profound Lore Records. ‘Beyul’ will be released on October 16 on CD and digitally with a vinyl version arriving the following month via Gravedancer Records.

Today, Speedwolf premiere the new track “Ride With Death” HERE. The track, an exclusive for the influential and tastemaking website, is the title track to Speedwolf’s forthcoming (and highly anticipated) debut album, ‘Ride With Death’, set for release on November 8th – next week!!! – through Hells Headbangers.

‘Leaves/Scars’, the third album by the instrumental rock band Beware Of Safety, we can hear them becoming one of the latter bands: taking high risks and bearing astonishingly high rewards. After touring on ‘Dogs’ in 2009, the band decided to begin writing the next record and for the first time in the band’s six year history, the album was to be written completely from scratch. Watch the premiere teaser video featuring studio footage and audio from the new song “Meridian”. Watch the video below the track listing.

Santah was born with their feet planted in the ground and their heads in the clouds. Composed of guitarist/vocalist Stanton McConnell, drummer Steven Plock, bassist Otto Stuparitz, and Tommy Trafton on keyboards, the quintet met at the University of Illinois and with their debut full-length record, ‘White Noise Bed,’ they have assembled a kaleidoscopic opus whose reach extends far beyond the Midwest.

‘Metamorphosis,’ the new album from Danish melo-death quartet Mercenary, is out in the US today, and next Tuesday, April 5th in Canada, via Prosthetic Records. It is available now, digitally, in both countries with a second exclusive bonus track entitled, “The Devil’s Own.” As previously announced, both digital and physical formats in North America contain the bonus track, “Incorporate Your Demons.”

Pentagram, the band that has been churning out widely admired hard rock/doom metal for over four decades, has just released their first single “Call the Man” off the album ‘Last Rites’. The exclusive premiere being hosted by Decibel Magazine can be heard on the magazine’s site HERE. Check it out and be sure to head over to the band’s landing page HERE where pre-orders for ‘Last Rites’ are now live.

In anticipation of the release of their upcoming new full-length, ‘Time Is Up’, Denver thrashers Havok today unveil part I of their in-studio video footage. Brought to you by Metal Injection, the video takes you behind the scenes of the recording process with commentary from the members. Check it out HERE.