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A Band Of Orcs Invades Earth With New Album "Adding Heads To The Pile"

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The prelimary invasion of the soft, weak races of Earth began with "WarChiefs of the Apocalypse" (reviewed here), and the orcs took a brief side trek to metal-up the fantasy miniature world, but now it's officially time to add even more heads to the pile!

The debut full-length album from A Band of Orcs, "Adding Heads to the Pile," doesn't see it's official release (and the subsequent enslavement of all mankind) until Halloween through Itchy Metal Entertainment, but now you lucky few get the chance to hear the release in full, and possibly be spared orcish wrath come the Domination.

The album tells a tale of A Band of Orcs' mercenary employment for a human kingdom in the realm of Hirntodia. This craven kingdom of humans hires the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe to "settle their giant troubles" for them with axe and spear, but they get a lot more than they bargained for, once the orcs fulfill the terms of their geas by vanquishing the giants and returning to pay the piper.

Give all 13 tracks of the album a listen in the player below (the songs may take a few seconds to load the songs after hitting "play.") If you dig the death metal you hear and don't want to be eaten by orcs on the 31st, pre-order "Adding Heads to the Pile" right here.

A lyric video for "In The Keeper's Chamber" can also be found below, and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Prepare for Domination
2. When the Hills Run Red
3. In the Keeper's Chamber
4. Of Broken Chains & Shattered Skulls
5. Wyrd of the Winter Wolf
6. The Darkness that Comes Before (Interlude)
7. Hall of the Frozen Dead
8. Lair of the Ice Wyrm
9. Stormbringer
10. At the Mouth of Fire
11. Fall of the Fire Lord
12. Adding Heads to the Pile
13. A Deeper Evil (Instrumental)

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1. Some dude writes:

Meh.

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2. Purple Haze writes:

Sounds wayyy better then there last one!! Cant wait! \m/

# Oct 29, 2012 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Goodpaster writes:

quite the treat... PREPARE FOR DOMINATION!!! \M/

# Oct 29, 2012 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. el pasty guero writes:

my god.....i just dented the inside of my armor....
HAIL GZOROTH!!!

# Oct 29, 2012 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Paul Allen writes:

This album Kicks Ass. Love the new video! Metal Forever.
#orcsdominate

# Oct 30, 2012 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. jerrad landon writes:

THIS IS HELL AND CRUSHING!

10 TUSKS UP

# Oct 30, 2012 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

Nice. Orcs need come down to Old Pueblo and drink ale with babies blood with BG1 now! \m/\m/

# Oct 30, 2012 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

Been streaming this all day. Definately gonna pick this up.

# Oct 30, 2012 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Mr Singh writes:

terrible album cover trying to rip off the great Iron Maiden

# Oct 31, 2012 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. EsotericSurgery writes:

Sounds like Mr. Singh's head will be next on top of the pile.

Wicked album. Orcs done good.

# Nov 1, 2012 @ 12:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. GOGOG BLOODTHROAT writes:

BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA.... MRR SIINGH FFUUUNNNNYYY!

HIIM SSSEEEEEE IRON MAIDEN!!!! HIIM MEEEEENN WWEELLL........

HUMAN GRRRUUNTS DIID WWELLL WIITHH ZIIS CD...

II AAMMMM LEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEER!

HAIIL GZOROTH!!!

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12. ICE CUBE writes:

DDDAAAAAAAAAMMMNNNNN...........now thats gangsta.

# Nov 3, 2012 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. EsotericSurgery writes:

Just bought my FLAC format copy of the album. Really liked the options of being able to choose what to give for the album and for the digital copy being able to choose different file types.

HAIL GZOROTH!!!!!!!

# Nov 3, 2012 @ 3:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. AggronAmarth writes:

Orcs with oversized weapons severing human heads? I'm curious, Mr. Singh, where do you get 'trying to rip off the great Iron Maiden' out of that?

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15. Gronk! writes:

Hail Gzoroth, us allies Blind Greed!!! Us drink elfs blood wit u some day...yes, singh head officially added to pile...Hail Gzoroth!!!

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16. hellrat writes:

^Methinks you should 'singe' Mister's empty scrote, Gronk...more fitting, you see?

Put it on the cover, it would look just like goddamned Anal Cvnt

Iron Fvckin Maiden dude??? pffftttt...jesus frikken hell, you pathetic fvcking tool

NP---Powerslave

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17. GOGOG BLOODTHROAT writes:

WUUT YOO MEEEENN IITSS NNOTT ANN IRON MAIDEN ALBUMM COVERRRR????

UUUUUAAAAA!!

...GOGOG BEENZ LLOOOKIINGG FERR EDDIE FEER 5 DAAYYZZZ NNOWW......

BAWHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!

HA

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18. GOGOG BLOODTHROAT writes:

http://www.facebook.com/GOGOGB

# Nov 4, 2012 @ 5:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

WORD GRONK. \m/\m/

# Nov 5, 2012 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. skeeter5844 writes:

pretty f***in sick

# Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Gronk! writes:

Or as us sayses, Blindgreed1, "Wyrd!"

# Nov 10, 2012 @ 5:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. tag writes:

someone who works at this site must be in this band right? otherwise this endless praise doesn't make any sense at all lol

# Nov 11, 2012 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. EsotericSurgery writes:

What doesn't make sense? Brilliant lyrics (search deeper, if you think it's just about gore you really missed the boat), brilliant guitars, brilliant change ups, brilliant creativity. This band is the full package.

# Nov 11, 2012 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. . writes:

Except there isnt any creativity at all. A generic death metal band with a monotone sound that just happens to wish it was Gwar. I listened to this album in-full one time to make sure I was giving it a fair chance. This band gets praised on here like its the greatest thing to have ever happened to metal. That is what doesnt make sense to me.

# Nov 14, 2012 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. EsotericSurgery writes:

Haters gonna hate. Hail Gzoroth!!!!

# Nov 15, 2012 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. hellrat writes:

"...wish they were Gwar"

Ha! highly doubtful buddy...about as flawed and elementary as the yarfer yappin about how the cover looks like Maiden eh?

Well Done! You both have neatly identified yourselves as fvcking poseurs :)

frikken noobs, squawkin bout nothin'

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27. charest writes:

hmm first time i heard this band, they are literally a band of orcs... and i f***ing like love it!

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28. charest writes:

also Gwar might look cool but yea,orcs demolish music wise

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29. Blindgreed1 writes:

tag: No, there are no Orcs on the MU staff.

# Nov 16, 2012 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. EsotericSurgery writes:

Since I bought this album, it has stayed #1 most played album in my mix. Absolutely fvcking awesome. Can't get enough of it. Hopefully one day soon Orcs can get the funds to add Vancouver BC to the pile. Canada loves Orcs.

# Nov 27, 2012 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. tag writes:

Vancouver is pretty loyal to Gwar. Not sure the Orcs would get to much love over there. Lordi has been booed off stage for being yet another Gwar clone, would probably happen with these guys too. If the Orcs were to play Vancouver, they'd probably play the dumpy Winkerbeans or Astoria crack-den pubs

# Nov 28, 2012 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. EsotericSurgery writes:

Really failing to see how this band is compared to Gwar. I don't see it at all. Just because they wear costumes they're ripping off Gwar? Bullsh**. Gwar is amusing but as said above Orcs are far superior musically.

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33. Blindgreed1 writes:

I guess the biggest difference between Lordi and GWAR is that Lordi fvcking sucks. The difference between the Orcs and GWAR is that Orcs bring it musically. While GWAR is cool and all, they lack the technicality that the Orcs bring to the table. I think the Orcs will do just fine anywhere they play because their music stands strong alone.

ES: He's comparing the two for the worst possible reason. Orcs will add his head to the pile soon.

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34. Blindgreed1 writes:

Anybody else notice that tag posts from a different IP each time? That sort of screams angsty teen at the library doesn't it? lol.

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