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Last updated on December 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM ET
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11 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Hybrid Reality has released a new music video for the track "Purgatory," which comes off the "Nexus of Eden" EP. The full EP is available for streaming right here, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Wings of Grace
5. Nemesis Inside
A new music video is out now for Defeatem's "Won't Catch Me Alive" track, which is taken from the album "Death From A Nightmare." Check out the clip below, or find more info on Defeatem at the band's Facebook profile here.
Horse Drawn Death Machine has issued the following update about entering the recording studio:
"Our full length album we've been working on is written. We start recording later this month. So far the album is untitled.
"We're laying low for all of Dec and most of Jan on shows to get this album finished. Our next venture out will be in Cleveland with Abigail Williams and Erimha at the Agora on Jan 22nd. We have tickets for sale.
"In the meantime, there are plenty of great bands around here to be checking out. Brimstone Coven, Disobey, Necrotherion, Curse the Wicked, BAAL, Exigency, As Dreams Fade, Black Plastic Caskets, In Hope, Half Blown, What Great Fangs, Doctor Smoke, Pissmongrel, and Ichabod Crane. I'm sure there's more we're forgetting. Support your local metal!"
You can also check out the band's previous "No Light" EP in the player provided below. More...
Deadspeaker is due to release new EP "Our World Left Behind" on December 11th, and now the band has posted a new song online. Check out "Devolution - Part II" in the player below, or your can hear the previously released trailer for the new EP at this location.
Way To End has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer and guitarist:
"We haven't given any news in a while so here is what happened with Way to End in the past months: Decay and Rust both have left the band, for different reasons. I won't go deeper into this, it's of no interest no anybody outside the band.
"That's the reason why we didn't do any gig since the release of Various Shades of Black. We have found a new drummer and a new guitarist and we are currently rehearsing with them.
"Once we're ready, we'll start again playing live. We also took the time to compose new songs which we are currently rehearsing. Expect something different from Various Shades of Black." More...
German outfit Words of Farewell has checked in with the following brief announcement about completing work on an upcoming full-length:
"We're proud to announce that after several long and work loaded months we finally finished our 2nd album. And we are more than content with it, eager to share it with the world."
Further details on the upcoming new album will be announced as they are made available. More...
Ghoulchapel has released a new teaser trailer for the band's forthcoming album, which is available below. Ghoulchapel also comments:
"Some tunes of our upcoming single from 2nd album which will be released in 2014... Stay tuned! This is NOT the final production."
You can stream the band's previous "Nightmarish Illusions" album over at this location.
Italy's Sawthis has issued the following announcement about missing the last show on the band's current European tour:
"Bad news guys. Unfortunately, due to technical problems at our van, we can't perform tonight in Bucharest. We're very sad for this, but we promise to come back soon!"
Norwegian folk metallers Tusmørke will be releasing their 7" "Offerpresten" on Duplicate Records December 13th and have just uploaded an official video for the track, which is playing below.
The video was written and directed by Benediktator, filmed by Rune Michaelsen and Martin Furan Furan and edited by Rune Michaelsen. Styling was courtesy of Christine Varden and Maria Sand. It stars Mari Sletten as Nerthus, Tonje Stabell and Kristine Halmrast as the spirits and Tusmørke as themselves.
Tusmørke previously released the album "Underjordisk Tusmørke" in 2012 and have been active in the Oslo scene since 1995.
Spanish pornogrind band Vaginal Kebab is busy recording tracks for a new 2014 album, and has shared one of its new songs. Below is an upload of the promo version of that track, "Raquisectomia de Urgencia." This concludes a busy year for Vaginal Kebab, who issued the full length "Que Puto Asco" at the tail end of 2012.
The Jumilla duo is composed of the "uncle" team of Flitoris on guitars/vox/drum programming and Ramonstruacion on bass/cookie monster vox. In 2011 they released "El Club de los Prepucios Sucios y Escrotos Rotos" along with a collection of their split releases, "Pero Que Coño," in 2013.
Today marks the ninth anniversary of the murder of former Pantera guitarist, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, one of the most shocking events to occur in the world of heavy metal. It sent shock waves throughout the music community, leading to almost everyone posting their respect online and led to tribute songs from bands such as Machine Head, Black Label Society and even Nickelback. To this day, many people posting their thoughts on a metal website still end their input with "R.I.P. Dimebag," a small but notable example of how the man is still missed by millions across the globe. Although he was known for his work with Pantera, it was with his new band, Damageplan that he was performing when he was killed and so to honour his memory, this week Sunday Old School will be looking at the formation, the tragic demise and most importantly, the music of Damageplan.
In the early 2000's, the condition of Pantera was something of a mystery. The Abbott brothers, Darrell and Vinnie Paul, were keen to get to work on a new record, though they were having trouble getting the same commitment from frontman, Phil Anselmo, who had begun occupying himself with numerous side projects including Down and Superjoint Ritual. Vinnie Paul also claimed that Anselmo's drug use was affecting his live performances. Eager to record and release new music, the brothers decided to form a new band, initially named New Found Power, though their moniker was soon changed to Damageplan. They recruited former Halford guitarist Pat Lachman to fill the vocal spot, after he received a demo of the song, "Crawl" and the lineup was soon rounded up with the addition of former Jerry Cantrell guitar player Shawn Matthews on bass, although he was soon replaced by Bob Zilla, a tattoo artist who had done several pieces for the Abbott brothers. More...