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Last updated on December 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM ET
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7 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Hollywood progressive/power metal act August is streaming the demo track "Help Me," which was originally released in 1990. The demos will be re-issued as part of a self-titled release "August," which is set to drop on December 16th via Arkyen Streel Records as a limited CD (1000 Hand numbered copies).
All tracks are digitally remastered and the packaging contains with lyrics, unpublished pics and a band bio. It will appeal to fans of Queensryche, Heir Apparent and Lethal.
Check out "Help Me" here:
Saxon released a new music video for the acoustic version of the classic debut album track "Frozen Rainbow" (originally released in 1979). The song appears on the latest release "Unplugged And Strung Up," the compilation of unplugged and orchestrated versions of previously released tracks, which is available now via UDR Music.
Check out "Frozen Rainbow" here:
Swiss melodic progressive metal act Distant Past, featuring ex-Emerald members Jvo Julmy (vocals),
Andy Bächler (drums) and Adriano Troiano (bass), has announced the band's forth studio release "Utopian Void" will be issued on January 17th via Pure Steel Records.
According to the press release: "Apart from the Megadeth-like 'On the Edge,' most Songs are in the melodic Power Metal Vein, which suits Jvo so well. 'Kingdom of Shadows' maintains a very Madien-esque Bass and Guitar Groove; 'The Illusion,' 'Helpless' and 'A Day of Darkness' showcase the band in full 80’s Mode, while 'Breath – The Spell' and 'Faces' show a softer side of the band, but only in parts…. The final track 'The Hell of Verdun' is a journey into World War One. It takes the listerner through the stages of the most horrendous fights in human history.
"Due to popular demand, the first issue of 'Utopian Void' includes 2 Bonus Tracks, previously available online: 'Touched by the Gods' is a Sabbath-Style Song, written by A. Troiano in memory of the great Ronnie James Dio and 'Sings of the End,' a very catchy song, that [was] featured on the Heavy Metal Nation CD Sampler, [which] presents the best Swiss Bands every year."
1. A Day Of Darkness
3. On The Edge
5. Kingdom Of Shadows
7. Guided By The Stars
8. Breath – The Spell
9. The Illusion
10. The Hell Of Verdun
11. Signs Of The End (Bonus Track)
12. Touched By the Gods (Bonus Track) More...
German sleaze metal act Helldorados released the third video for the band's debut self-titled album, which was released in July of 2012 via Massacre Records. This video is for the track "Changes." Check out previous videos for "You Live, You Learn, You Die" and "Never Gonna Stop".
"Changes" can be viewed in the player here:
Greek metal act Circle's Line, featuring Elwig/Nemesis vocalist Tasos Karapapazoglou (ex-Windfall) and Nemesis drummer Nikos Tsilikoudis, is streaming the new track "A Heroic Tune." The song appears on the upcoming debut self-titled album, which is set for release on December 16th via Steel Gallery Records.
Check out "A Heroic Tune" here:
Greek thrashers Suicidal Angels released a lyric video for the new track "Marching Over Blood." The song is taken from the upcoming new album "Divide & Conquer," which drops on January 10th (EU) and January 14th (North America) via NoiseArt Records.
The album marks the first studio release for new guitarist Chris Tsitsis, who replaced the outgoing Panos Spanos, who left in 2012, as well as new bassist Aggelos Lelikakis.
The track list for "Divide & Conquer" is:
1. Marching Over Blood
2. Seed Of Evil
3. Divide And Conquer
4. Control The Twisted Mind
5. In The Grave
6. Terror Is My Scream
7. Pit Of Snakes
8. Kneel To The Gun
9. Lost Dignity
10. White Wizard
Check out "Marching Over Blood" here: More...
“There are a lot of abusive relationship themes in here, many of them fictionalized accounts of people going to desperate, violent measures to gain affection, sex, or even love.” Jason Novak of Chicago-based Czar considers the band’s recently-released sophomore album title, ‘No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive,’ to be a fitting summation of the tone of the album, which succeeds and surpasses their like-minded debut release, ‘Vertical Mass Grave,’ in most ways -- and we gave that album a 4 out of 5 rating! Determined to outdo themselves with each release, the guys of Czar draw heavily from uncommon guitar harmonies and chord changes coupled with tastefully destructive drum patterns to define their sound. With that combination, it's no surprise that Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell was seen wearing a Czar shirt at a show or that Czar has already made two "Best Of 2013" lists in the press.
The last time we checked in with the guys of Czar, they filled us in on their first album and their history as musicians. This time around, the band gives us more insight into the construction of their songs, as well as discusses the controversial album art that they’re known for. ‘No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive’ amplifies what was done well on the first album and adds an exciting chapter to the story of the rise of Czar’s impending empire. Here’s what they had to say about it. More...