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10 news articles posted today (and counting...)

Venom Announces New Album

Venom - the hugely influential British heavy metal trio, widely revered for driving and shaping many aspects of the music industry, including black and thrash metal as well as for their instinctive blending of metallic power and punk spirit - have confirmed the release of the new studio album, "From the Very Depths." The album is set for release on January 27 via Spinefarm Records - just one day after Liberty of the Seas returns to Port Everglades, Florida following the exclusive live world premiere of the album at the annual 70,000 Tons of Metal.

The band, led by vocalist/bassist and original Venom titan, Cronos, decided against making fans the world over wait too long for this powerful new 14-track release, the follow-up to 2011's "Fallen Angels," also issued via Spinefarm Records.

The album will be available via CD and download, on January 27th, with a double vinyl format to follow shortly after. More...

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Venom Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

After a near two month break from announcing acts, UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced that the legends and originators of "black metal" Venom are the latest band been added to the 2015 roster. The band will play an exclusive live world premiere of the forthcoming new album "From the Very Depths" in its entirety as one of the two performances.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Venom joins previously announced bands below, with 28 bands still to be announced:

Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
Equilibrium More...

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Scanner Streaming New Track "F.T.B."

Germany's Scanner is streaming the new track "F.T.B. (Fuck The Bastards)," the new track from the upcoming comeback release "The Judgment." The album marks the first release from the band in 13 years (2002's "Scantropolis") and is the first studio effort to feature vocalist Efthimios Ioannidis, who joined the band back in 2003.

The album, which was originally scheduled for a December 5th release, has been pushed back to January 23, 2015 via Massacre Records.

Check out "F.T.B. (Fuck the Bastards)" here:

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Hate Releases "Crvsade: Zero" Preview Clip

Polish death metal act Hate released the first preview teaser fro the upcoming new release "Crvsade: Zero," the ninth full length studio effort from the band. The album is set for a January 25th release via Napalm Records.

"Crvsade: Zero" was was recorded and mixed at Hertz Studio (Vader, Decapitated, Behemoth) in Poland with Wieslawski Brothers as producers.

The track list is:

1. Vox Dei (a Call From Beyond)
2. Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Thy Wrath
3. Death Liberator
4. Leviathan
5. Doomsday Celebrities
6. Hate Is The Law
7.valley Of Darkness
8. Crusade Zero
9. The Omnipresence
10. Rise Omega The Consequence!
11. Dawn Of War
12. Black Aura Debris
13. The Reaping (bonus)

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Reasons Behind Release "With Your Light" Video

Italian symphonic metal band Reasons Behind issued a music video for the new song "With Your Light." The track appears on the upcoming debut full length release "The Alpha Memory," which is set for release on December 1st via Maple Metal Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. A Broken Melody
2. Under the Surface
3. The Chemical Theater
4. With Your Light
5. Starlight in the Shades
6. On Butterfly Wings
7. The Ghost Under My Skin
8. 1000 Fading Lives
9. The Alpha Memory
10. In the End?

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Evergrey Premieres "The Grand Collapse" Video Clip

Sweden's Evergrey premiered a new music video for the track "The Grand Collapse" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also shown in the player below). The song appears on the band's latest album "Hymns for the Broken," which is available now via AFM Records. A review of the album can be found at this location.

The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Productions, who also directed the first video for the album - "King of Errors" - which can be seen at over here. Check out "The Grand Collapse" here:

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Broderick Follows Drover And Quits Megadeth

While Megadeth was supposedly recording a new album in 2015 to coincide with a tour next year, the four-piece are now a two piece, as guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover left the band separately just hours apart.

Drover as we reported earlier today, was the first to quit, releasing a statement stating he was pursuing his own music.

"After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests. I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family, as well as thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you. Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey."

Shortly after, Broderick, announced his exit via a statement on his official blog web site:

"Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction. I want all of you to know how much I appreciate the amount that you the fans have accepted and respected me as a member of Megadeth for the last seven years, but it is time for me to move on. I wish Dave and everyone in Megadeth all the best. I am working on a few things of my own and hope that when they come out, you will all dig it.
Until then,
Chris. \m/"

Up to now there has been no official statement from Megadeth or Dave Mustaine.

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Fister Posts New Video

Fister released a provocative and self-shot video for "Life is Short, Life is Shit and Soon it Will Be Over" of their upcoming split with Primitive Man. The 12" split with Primitive Man will be out on Black Friday via A389 Recordings.

You can now watch the clip below.

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The Kill Posts New Song

The Melbourne, Victoria grindcore trio The Kill are gearing up to their new album "Kill Them…All" which is due to drop in December 2014, following their 2012 brutal effort "Make 'Em Suffer". Their latest song posted yesterday called "Public Execution" is nothing short of ripping.

You can now stream "Public Execution" below.

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Megadeth Drummer Shawn Drover Quits

Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover has released the following statement:

"After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests. I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family, as well as thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you. Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey."

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