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42 things you need to know that happened last week

September 18 2016, 7:08 PM EDT By Caitlyn Ralph Lindy Smith Tyler Sharp Rabab Al-Sharif

21. Symmetry released a new song and video for their track “Gotta Wake You Up.” Watch:

22. Young Denmark quartet VOLA have released an incredibly interesting video for their standout track “Stray The Skies.” Watch the hand-drawn video here:

Created by bassist Nicolai Mogensen and his girlfriend Anne, the video contains approximately 2,120 individual drawn frames inspired by the album's artwork. The song is culled from band’s new album Inmazes, which released September 16.

23. The Darkest Hour have entered the studio with Kurt Ballou to record their crowdfunded new album, due out Feb. 2017. Former guitarist Kris Norris is also slated to contribute to the album. Read a statement from the band below!

"As we told the backers who contributed to our crowd-fund campaign for our forthcoming record (album nine), we are excited to announce we are ready to move into the next phase of the process — the recording!

"We are recording with guitar/producer jedi Kurt Ballou at his very own God City studio in Salem, Mass. We'll be there for the next month and it's going to rule. The studio is amazing, Salem is beautiful this time of year, and it seems like a perfect environment to make some blistering metal.

"We have tried our best to make this project special for not only fans but ourselves. Enlisting Kurt's help is only one step in the process. It's with this in mind that we would like to let you in on another little secret — we've brought back our very own guitarist Kris Norris (of Undoing Ruin, Deliver Us, Sadist Nation fame) to collaborate with us on a few tracks and possibly a guest solo or two.

"We have been documenting the writing and recording process as we go so look for some web vidoes, live Facebook-ing, and whole lot more as we continue the journey that is making this record.

"Once again, thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered or contributed to our Indiegogo campaign. This album will NOT disappoint. We can't wait to assault you ears with these jams."

24. Wolves At The Gate have announced their new album, Types & Shadows, will be released Nov. 4. (Pre-orders are on sale now.) Listen to the lead single, “Flickering Flame” below.

25. Norma Jean have released a music video for their song “Everyone Talking Over Everyone Else,” which is taken from their new album, Polar Similar.

26. Meshugga have released a new song, titled “Nostrum.” Their new album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason, is due out Oct. 7 via Nuclear Blast Records. (Pre-orders are on sale now.)

27. Out Came The Wolves released an epic video for their single “Bleed.” Watch:

28. Photographer Adam Elmakias shared a great shot from Leeds Festival in the UK of Mikey Way and Waterparks members:

29. Sworn In announced an October tour with My Enemies and I. Dates:

10/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/13 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
10/14 Worcester, MA – Rock N’ Shock Fest
10/15 Providence, RI – Kreepfest
10/16 Howell, NJ – LOUD Fest
10/17 Woodbridge, VA – Fearcliff Skate Park
10/18 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness

30. Many said congrats to Taking Back Sunday for releasing their new album, Tidal Wave, this week: