Underground Metal News: Contra, Bulletproof, Attraction To Tragedy, Bandolirium, Lord, Cydemind, Mindahead, Endless Voyage X, Divinity & more

A roundup of the latest news from the underground metal scene from around the world including new album releases, singles, tours and music videos. Bands include Contra, Bulletproof, Truth, Attraction To Tragedy, Bandolirium, Lord, Blood Of Christ, Cydemind, Mindahead, Morass Of Molasses, Endless Voyage X, Divinity and Metalocalypstick.



Cleveland’s CONTRA have teamed up with Doomed and Stoned to reveal “Snake Goat”, a new track from their forthcoming album Deny Everything.

Listen to the track at this location: http://doomedandstoned.com/tagged/Contra

Pre-order the album and preview a few tracks at this location: https://contracleveland.bandcamp.com/album/deny-everything



Argentinian Prog-Tango Metal act Bandolirium, led by bandoneon player Amijai Shalev, have released their self-titled debut album this Friday, May 12.

Although there were tries in the past to blend Tango and Progressive Metal together, Bandolirium’s approach to this idea goes a few steps further by including a bandoneon—a type of square concertina popular in Argentina—in their music.

Bandolirium performing “La Milonga del Demonio, Part 2” in studio



Virginia’s progressive band LORD have teamed up with The Independent Voice to reveal their new track “They Lied”. The track is taken from their new album Blacklisted, which will be released on May 26th 2017

Stream “They Lied” here:  http://www.theindependentvoice.org/2017/05/09/swamp-metal-band-lord-stream-they-lied/

Pre-order Blacklisted here: https://lordisbadass.bandcamp.com/album/blacklisted



BLOOD OF CHRIST (Canada) have reformed after a ten-year hiatus. To mark this occasion, they have recorded a brand new single, conjured up in the form of “Echoes From The 7th Dimension”. The song is from BLOOD OF CHRIST’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled, full-length album, expected to see the light of day in the fall via CDN Records.




Influenced by bands such as Symphony X, Dream Theater, Haken, Plini, Rush along with classical, jazz and progressive rock, Montreal-based CYDEMIND will be releasing their first full length album ‘Erosion’ on May 26th to follow their to 2014 debut EP ‘Through Mist and Ages’. The album offers a refreshing take on progressive music that is sure to attract interest from a wide audience, especially with classically trained violinist Olivier Allard, who leads the listener throughout the different moods of their compositions.

Teaming up with PureGrainAudio.com, CYDEMIND are exclusively offering a FREE download of their second single ‘Tree of Tales’.

“Tree of Tales’ offers many different moods and time signatures. There’s some groovy drum and bass lines, lots of grand piano and of course Olivier’s violin shines on top of all that.” explains guitarist and main songwriter Kevin Paquet.

Download ‘Tree of Tales’ for free at http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/cydemind-tree-of-tales-free-song-download



METALOCALYPSTICK FEST, the Western Canadian outdoor festival that just doesn’t celebrate heavy metal, but embraces the power of women in metal are offering a FREE digital sampler “Metal Queens Vol. 1” in promotion of their 2017 line up, which features bands from across Canada and beyond with Cabrakaan (Toluca, Mexico), Sovereign Council (Kingston, ON), Violent Betty (Saskatoon, SK), Atmora (Windsor, ON), Scythia (Calgary, AB), Massive Scar Era (Vancouver, BC / Cairo, Egypt) and many more!

To get your Free Download, please visit the following link: https://metalocalypstickfest.bandcamp.com/album/metalocalypstick-metal-queens-vol-1

This year’s festival is being held during Canada Day weekend July 1st and 2nd on the outdoor grounds of the Interlakes Community Center in Lone Butte, BC.



British “swamp master generals” MORASS OF MOLASSES have teamed up with Metal Underground to reveal “Centralia”, a new track from their forthcoming album These Paths We Tread.

Stream  “Centralia” here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=134783

These Paths We Tread will be released on May 19th 2017 via HeviSike Records.

Pre-order the album on vinyl here: http://hevisike.bigcartel.com/product/morass-of-molasseslp​



Doom infused black metal band ENDLESS VOYAGE X have teamed up with Svbterranean to stream their new track “Far From Home”.

You can check the track out here: https://svbterranean.net/2017/05/11/svb-exclusive-endless-voyage-xs-somber-black-metal-takes-us-far-from-home/

The album will be released on May 26 2017.





Thrash metallers Bullet Proof have released a new video for the track “No One Ever”, which is taken off from “Forsaken One” out now via Sleaszy Rider Records.


South welsh metal quartet – Truth – is back with the band’s first single since 2015 and a long-anticipated debut video for “Gemini”.


Post Hardcore Band Attraction To Tragedy has released the Official Music Video for “Slaughter Road.”


The Metal band Mindahead have released the new Lyric video for the song ‘The Mask Through The Looking Glass’


Unleashing their new album “The Immortalist” on May 26th, Calgary, AB progressive death metal band DIVINITY have teamed up with Bravewords.com for the exclusive premiere of their next video “Atlas”.


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