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Last updated on July 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM ET

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Interview

Nico Elgstrand Talks Entombed's New Incarnation

Longtime fans of the Swedish death metal powerhouse Entombed were recently shocked to see the band return with an unfamiliar moniker at the end - "A.D." - along with a lineup no longer including guitarist Alex Hellid.

After the initial announcements, Entombed A.D. became a recurring name in our weekly podcasts, and now that the shockwaves have faded and music from the band's forthcoming album "Back To The Front" has finally hit the digital airwaves, it's time to get the full scoop on this institution of brutal death.

For the inside story, we got in touch with Entombed A.D. member Nico Elgstrand to find out what was going on with all the changes and what fans can expect from the new release, due out in early August. See what Nico had to say in the interview below. More...

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Marduk Will Not Be Joining Deicide On Tour

Yesterday it was announced that Marduk would be joining Deicide on tour with Carach Angren and Septicflesh, and a tour poster (available below) was released showing Marduk's name.

However Marduk has now stated the band was never confirmed for the tour and will not be appearing. The group's Facebook page was updated with this announcement:

"It has come to our attention that a tour with Deicide and Marduk has been announced. This was unfortunately an error, seeing as we already declined this offer. As to why this was broadcast in the first place we can but speculate, but most likely it’s a case of miscommunication." More...

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Downset Posts "One Blood" Music

The hardcore punk/rap metal veterans in Downset released their new album "One Blood" last Monday, July 21st after a 10-year hiatus.

Today, Downset has revealed the brand new music video for "One Blood," which can be seen (of all the bizarre places that apparently still exist on the Internet) at MySpace here. The music video was produced by Marcelo Palomino and Brian Cox of Digital Iris Productions.

“Doing the ‘One Blood’ video was putting a big breathe of fresh air into the lungs of Downset,” states guitarist Brian Ares Schwager. “We wanted to embrace our Hardcore roots, are Hip-Hop roots, are Graffiti roots and are Los Angeles roots, as well as unite many of are of closest friends and family for a ‘One Blood’ debut show and reunion. The day of the shoot was a blast and working with Digital Iris Productions was a great experience capturing ‘One Blood’ on video.” More...

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Deathnologic Releases New Lyric Video

Brazil's Deathnologic has a new lyric video out now for the band's first single "Beyond The Grave," which is available below.

"Beyond The Grave" was recorded at Dead Marshall Studio and produced by Dave Deville. THe band consists of:

Dave Deville – Bass/Vocals
David Cunhado – Guitar
Jean Michel – Guitar/Vocals
Rafa Skaryed – Vocals
Rodrigo Zanella - Drums

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Mel T. Eyes Posts New Video

Melodic hardcore band Mel T. Eyes has an official music video out now for the "New Document" single, which is taken from the group's upcoming album "Novel of a Broken Life."

The video was filmed by Marius Milinski and can be seen below, thanks to Beheading The Traitor. You can also pick up the single single at iTunes here.

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Black Trip's "Going' Under" To See U.S. Release

The Scandinavian hard rock supergroup Black Trip - a Swedish quintet featuring former members of Entombed, Dismember, Nifelheim and more - will release debut album “Goin’ Under” in North America on August 19th.

The album, which recently cracked the Swedish Top 20, is now available for pre-order here, and the band’s music video for the song ”Radar” can be seen below. The album's track listing is:

1. Voodoo Queen
2. Radar
3. Putting Out The Fire
4. No Tomorrow
5. Tvar Dabla
6. The Bells
7. Thirst
8. Goin’ Under More...

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Et Moriemur To Release New Album

The Czech existential doomsters in Et Moriemur are back, after a three year absence, with a new album.

The CD will be titled "Ex Nihilo In Nihilum" and will be released this Autumn on the doom metal label Solitude Productions. A teaser trailer for the album is also available below.

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Khtoniik Cerviiks Streaming New Track

A new Khtoniik Cerviiks song titled "Khthoniik Cerviiks Exhalement" can be heard below, thanks to NoCleanSinging.com.

The track hails from the German band's debut demo, "Heptaedrone," which is set for international release on August 15th through Iron Bonehead. The full track listing is:

1. Khtoniik Cerviiks Exhalement
2. The Grand Sidereal Swindle
3. Colliding Spheres Bend Solar Years
4. Elektriik Redeemer
5. Magmatiik Moil
6. Black Hole Neurotransmission
7. Moraines Of Molten Light (Khtoniik Cerviiks Inhalement) More...

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Brainoil's Debut To Be Re-Issued

This September, Tankcrimes will reissue the debut full-length from Oakland-born punishing sludge power trio Brainoil.

Originally released on Life is Abuse Records in 2003 but sold out for over five years, the monolithic "Brainoil" was recorded by Dan Rathburn at Polymorph Studios (Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone) and flaunts seven scathing anthems of sonic enormity.

As long time contributors to the underground punk and metal scenes with members having collectively done time in Laudanum, Stormcrow, Watch Them Die, Destroy!, Dead Language, Grimple, Pig Heart Transplant and more, Brainoil’s sludge style is chock full of up-tempo crust-inspired breaks and monstrously baked breakdowns.

Tankcrimes will bring this beast back to the public on September 14th, 2014 on CD and vinyl limited to 500 copies in two color variants: 150 – gold, bone, brown mashed vinyl and 350 – bone vinyl. All vinyl orders come with a download card to satiate your digital listening pleasures. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dark Eyes of My Past
2. Naïve In A Bliss
3. Wielding Strength
4. Complete? / Lucid Vision
5. One Leaf Untouched
6. Inquisition
7. Support in Numbers

You can also see Brainoil live on these dates:

8/8/2014 Distress Fest Seattle @ Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ Graves at Sea, Bell Witch
8/25/2014 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Dropdead, Noisem, Full Of Hell More...

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My Brother The Wind Announces New LP Details

Sweden's instrumental cosmic rock quartet My Brother The Wind is preparing third studio LP, "Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One," to see release this Autumn (originally slated for a Summer release) via Free Electric Sound, the instrumental subdivision of The Laser's Edge.

Free Electric Sound will release "Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One" via digital, CD and deluxe LP formats on October 14th. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Boasting My Brother The Wind's expansive, entirely improvised style of spacious, psychedelic rock completely void of vocals, Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs during a single day in January 2013, the band utilizing six and twelve string acoustic and electric guitars, mellotron, flute, bass, drums, congas and more to complete the task.

"The album was captured in full analog on 2" tape courtesy of a 16 track Ampex from 1969 at Drop Out Analogue, in Åmål, Sweden, with engineering duties handled by Love Tholin, who used vintage flangers, plate reverbs and tape echoes to achieve the LP's unrestrained sound and exceptionally organic tones, after which it was mixed by Tholin and the band, and mastered by Hans Fredriksson.

"Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One is also the first recording with the band's new drummer Daniel Fridlund Brandt -- who also handled the art direction with graphic designer Andreas Lindelöw -- the lineup completed by Nicklas Barker, Mathias Danielsson, and Ronny Eriksson.

"With the outfit's four members hailing from Stockholm, Åmål, and Gothenburg, My Brother The Wind is a fully improvisational cosmic rock collective consisting of members of widely known Swedish acts Makajodama, Magnolia, Animal Daydream and most notably Anekdoten, one of the more widely recognized names in the 1990s prog rock revival. More...

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Capsize To Release New Album

San Diego, CA’s Capsize will release debut full-length album, "The Angst In My Veins," on September 30th via Equal Vision Records. The album was recorded with producer Jay Maas (Bane, Defeater) at Getaway Recordings in Haverhill, MA.

The melodic hardcore outfit is currently touring North America on the Common Vision Tour, with Hundredth, Counterparts, Handguns, Being As An Ocean and My Iron Lung.

This Fall, Capsize will also head to Europe on the Impericon Never Say Die Tour with Terror, Stick To Your Guns, Comeback Kid and more. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Preorders for "The Angst In My Veins" - including vinyl options - are expected to launch on August 19th with additional details to be announced through the band in the coming weeks. The track listing is as follows:

1. Linger
2. Pale
3. The Angst In My Veins ft. Jay Maas (of Defeater)
4. Calming, Crippling
5. Endless Emptiness
6. Tension ft. Andreas Malm (of No Omega)
7. Complacent
8. Numb
9. This Song Made Me Think of You
10. Spent More...

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Oraculum Releasing EP

Invictus Productions has announced October 27th as the international release date for Oraculum's debut EP, "Sorcery of the Damned." The label also issued this press release about Oraculum:

"Despite being newcomers, this Chilean power-trio have their sound nailed down, HARD: pulsing, doom-dredging Metal of Death that's red-eyed and composed in equal measures, manic and maniacal and yet exuding the confidence of veterans.

"Oraculum state that their influences are Bolt Thrower, Morgoth, Order From Chaos, Sadistik Exekution, Poison (Germany), and their native heroes Pentagram, and while residual traces of each can be heard across the four bruised 'n' battering tracks on Sorcery of the Damned, the manner in which they splice and dice this deathly DNA is theirs alone.

"Above all, the band's grasp of songcraft suggests the start of something monumental, each one moving memorably with depth and dynamics. Sorcery of the Damned is truly bewitching..."

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Vessel of Orichalcum
2. Primeval Flame
3. Passage I
4. Endarkenment More...

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Old Wounds Streaming "Dead Beat Blues"

Old Wounds has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to unleash "Dead Beat Blues," the opening call-to-arms off the New Jersey band's upcoming new EP, "Death Projection." Check out the song below.

Produced by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Modern Life Is War), "Death Projection" is due out September 16th on Good Fight Music.

Good Fight has launched "Death Projection" pre-orders today at the label's official online store – the EP can be ordered as a color vinyl 7", along with various merch options. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dead Beat Blues
2. Ritual
3. Bloodpact
4. Epilogue of a Possession

Extensive U.S. touring is in the works now for the Fall around Good Fight's release of "Death Projection." Stand by for details. More...

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The Last Ten Seconds Of Life Releasing Compilation

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life today releases "The Last Ten Seconds of Life 2010-2012" through Density Records.

This 18-track compilation disc contains remixed and re-mastered versions of all the band’s earlier work including very first single “Manifest Destiny Will Be The Death Of Me,” followed chronologically by the "Justice" EP from October 2010, "Know Your Exits" full-length from October 2011 and lastly, the "Warpath" EP from March 2012.

The band’s two EP’s have never been pressed on CD before and the first full-length has been out of print since soon after its release.

On Saturday, The Last Ten Seconds of Life began the most recent leg of a Summer tour with Black Tongue, Villains, Lifeforms, and Dealey Plaza. The Heavier Than Heavy tour with I Declare War, Oceano, Barrier, and Invent, Animate begins August 3rd in Racine, Wisconsin. Dates are available below.

The full track listing for the new compilation is: More...

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Ringworm Gearing Up For Touring

Cleveland's metallic hardcore unit Ringworm released latest album, and debut for Relapse Records, "Hammer of the Witch" this past March.

After touring North America relentlessly this Spring and Summer, Ringworm is heading to Europe this weekend to kick off a European tour. The first show is August 2nd in Berlin, Germany at The Stateless Society Open Air Festival and the trek then wraps August 9th in Cologne, Germany.

The band worked on "Hammer of the Witch" with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH and vocalist Human Furnace handling the album's cover art.

8/2: Berlin, Germany @ Stateless Society Open Air
8/3: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston
8/4: Munchen, Germany @ Free and Easy Festival; Midnight After Show
8/5: Munchen, Germany @ Free and Easy Festival
8/6: Leipzig, Germany @ Täubchenthal Club with Evergreen Terrace
8/7: Jaromer, Czech Repbulic @ Brutal Assault Festival
8/8: Leper, Belgium @ Leperfest
8/9: Cologne, Germany @ MTC

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August Burns Red Releases New Music Video

August Burns Red has released a new video for the song “Beauty In Tragedy” today. Check it out below. Shot over a week of shows in the U.K. this past February, the new video for “Beauty In Tragedy” is a furious frenzy of circle pits and break-neck moshing.

The single comes by way of latest record, "Rescue & Restore," which is available everywhere now, including digitally at iTunes and as a limited edition deluxe LP box set from Solid State.

"We played a bunch of small sweaty clubs and tried to capture the energy of such intimate environments,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “It was a lot of fun to make and we hope people enjoy it!"

August Burns Red will kick off a European tour later this week that will include appearances at Wacken Open Air, Pukklepop, Summerbreeze and more. Catch the band live on these dates:

Aug 2 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
Aug 4 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet Club
Aug 5 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse Bar
Aug 6 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Punk Rock Holiday
Aug 8 - Pori, Finland - Porispere
Aug 9 - Prague, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault
Aug 10 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Konzerthaus Schuur
Aug 11 - Lyss, Switzerland - Kulturfabrik KUFA
Aug 12 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Aug 13 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Aug 14 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
Aug 15 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summerbreeze Festival
Aug 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Elbriot
Aug 17 - Herford, Germany - X RockFest More...

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Lago Streaming New Track

No Clean Singing is now hosting a listen to the first single borne of "Tyranny," the debut full-length from Phoenix, Arizona's ominous deathsquad Lago. Stream new track "Concede To Oblivion" in the SoundCloud player below.

After releasing the introductory "Marianas" EP in 2010, the year of the band's inception, in 2012 Lago dropped a two-track demo constructed by a partially revamped lineup, introducing the ideas which would become the full-length monstrosity that is now set for release as "Tyranny."

Recorded in the Fall of 2013 by Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording (Exhumed, Phobia, Landmine Marathon) and mastered in March 2014 by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering (Incantation, Exhumed, Today is the Day), "Tyranny" executes forty minutes of primal, pummeling death metal with a dissonant black metal edge. A guest appearance by Jonny Davy from Job For A Cowboy is made on the track "Bring To Ruin." The full track listing is as follows:

1. I
2. The Tyranny of Men
3. Father Of All
4. Concede To Oblivion
5. Coming Cataclysm
6. Bring To Ruin
7. Reckoning
8. Pox Of The Weary

In addition to new widespread live actions from Lago being devised, the band has sanctioned Saturday, September 20th as the date of a free hometown record release show, featuring support from a pile of additional regional underground acts.

9/20/2014 Tempe Tavern - Phoenix, AZ w/ Sorrower, Meathook, Unholy Monarch, Cave Dweller, Deadspaw More...

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Morbid Angel Dominates Summer Slaughter in Austin

Summer Slaughter in came to the same venue, Scoot Inn, as last year's stop off at Texas' capital city. Also, the mid-July temperature reached a scorching 99 degrees, which everyone from fans to bands did their best to stay hydrated (kudos to Scoot Inn for providing water). Keep in mind, this was still a good 5 degrees cooler than last year. In regards to the lineup, Summer Slaughter 2014 featured artists expected from a death metal-based tour. This year the brutality of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Origin and Decrepit Birth replaced the shredding progression of Animals As Leaders and Periphery.

While death metal was at the forefront of this year's festivities, complex timing and long-winded solos were dispersed throughout the bill. Memories In Broken Glass, this year's battle of the bands winner, concentrated less on guitar solos as they did low tuned, (7 or 8-string guitar) jumping rhythms and samples. I'm sure they were happy to have played a showed promoted by Come And Take It Productions as they played in front of an impressive, jumping early crowd. More...

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Blackwolfgoat Announces New Album

Drone project Blackwolfgoat will release the fittingly titled "Drone Maintenance" via Small Stone Recordings on August 26th, 2014.

Blackwolfgoat is the solo vessel of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw). Shepard's previous two outings, 2010's Dragonwizardsleeve and 2011's Dronolith, established his modus operandi of looped guitar movements, building and layering upon each other to create compositions of dense distortion and delicate lines, as well as purely ambient pieces.

Engineering and mixing duties were handled by Glenn Smith (Tired Old Bones Ehnahre, Ichabod et al) at his Amps vs. Ohms studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A quasi-concept album, the ten-track "Drone Maintenance" sends Shepard into the future as a drone repairman, fixing and servicing rogue drones. The "Drone Maintenance" artwork was created by Alexander von Wieding (Karma To Burn, Monster Magnet, Trouble, etc.) and will feature the following track listing:

1. 1-Bwg8 8 9
2. Notausgang
3. Sunfall
4. Fahey
5. 3-Bwg5 6 5
6. Axxtrokk
7. Night Heat
8. White Hole
9. 1-Bwg0 0 6
10. Cyclopean Utopia More...

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As They Burn Cancels Festival Appearances

As They Burn has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming festival appearances:

"Good news come with bad news. Unfortunately and due to reasons strictly out of our control, we finally had to cancel every single summer festivals included Fajt Fest, Days Of Fury Fest and at last Resurrection Fest... We are really sorry for all the people who were waiting for us, but that's the better choice for the whole band, and also individual projects. We'll be back soon!

"Good news is that we've been locked in our practice room for months now and our new album is on a very good way! All we can say for now is that is gonna sound massive and unpredictable... The whole band and the Victory Records crew are working hard on future plans and we'll be able to give you more information very soon!" More...

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Exivious Announces New Tour Dates

The prog metal fusion band Exivious has announced a string of European dates in continued support of latest album "Liminal" (reviewed here).

In addition to the band's previously announced festival appearances, the tour sees Exivious supporting Textures in October. Catch the band live on these dates:

8/9 Jaromer, CZ @ Fortress Josefov (Brutal Assault Open Air)
9/15 Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival
10/3 Köln, DE @ Euroblast Festival X
11/15 Nürnberg, DE @ Generation Prog Festival

w/Textures
10/24 Bulle, CH @ Ebullition
10/25 Lyon, FR @ CCO
10/29 London, UK @ The Garage
10/30 Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
10/31 Amstelveen, NL @ P60 More...

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Wacken To Stream Live Performances

This week the long wait is finally over, as the annual Wacken Open Air celebrates its 25th Anniversary on the unholy soil in the North of Germany.

For those who missed the chance to grab a ticket for the three-day event, there will be live streams available online for the following bands:

Hammerfall on Thursday July 31 from 18:00 to 19:15 CET
Accept on Thursday July 31 from 22:30 to 24:00 CET
Children Of Bodom on Friday August 01 from 18:00 to 19:15 CET
Carcass on Friday August 01 from 21:15 to 22:15 CET
Kreator on Saturday August 02 from 00:15 to 01:30 CET

To watch the live streams, head over to this location. An additional stream of the Avantasia show will be available on Saturday right here.

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Almost Winter Added To Deland Metal Festival

Promoters for the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival have announced that Pensacola metalcore act Almost Winter has been added to the Friday, November 7th pre-party portion of the event.

The DeLand Rock & Metal Festival is sponsored by Metal Underground.com and will take place from November 7-9, 2014 at OB's Restaurant & Lounge located at 1750 North Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. The event will have two outdoor stages, the Main Stage and OB's Stage. Camping will be available. For all information on the event and where you can purchase one day, two day, VIP and camping tickets, head over to the official Facebook page at this location.

Previously announced headline acts include Seven Kingdoms, Massacre, Widow and Warforged along with notable acts: A Sound of Thunder, MindMaze and Draekon.

The very latest lineup and schedule is as follows, with more announcements expected soon:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 **PRE-PARTY**

-OB's STAGE-
1|6:15-6:45 - TBA
2|7:00-7:30 - Almost Winter - Metalcore from Orlando, FL
3|7:45-8:15 - Unsung Hero - Metal from Tampa, FL
4|8:30-9:00 - TBA
5|9:15-9:45 - ShadowStrike - Power Metal from NY
6|10:00-10:45 - Judicator - Power Metal from Tuscon, AZ
7|11:00-11:30 - Project: Roenwolfe - Power Metal from AZ/FL
8| 11:45-12:30 - Fathoms Pass - Progressive Metal from Tampa, FL

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 8, 2014

-OB's STAGE-
1|12:00-12:30 - Koffity - Metal from Panama City, FL
3|1:00-1:30 - TBA
5|2:00-2:30 - All Hell - Death Metal from Longwood, FL
7|3:00-3:30 - Atlas - Metal from Melbourne, FL
9|4:00-4:30 - TBA
11|5:00-5:30 - Sacrophagi - Deathcore from Pensacola, FL
13|6:00-6:30 - The Bride Wore Blood - Deathcore from Orlando, FL
15|7:00-7:30 - Orbweaver - Experimental Metal from Miami, FL
17|8:00-8:45 - Promethean Horde - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
19|9:30-10:15 - Ovid's Withering - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
21|11:15-12:00 - Warforged - Death Metal from Chicago, IL More...

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Scar Symmetry Announces New Album Release

Swedish melo-death metal band Scar Symmetry is set to release a new album and successor to 2011’s "The Unseen Empire" this Fall.

The new creation is titled "The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity)" and will be out on October 3rd (EU), October 6th (UK & France), and October 14th (US) 2014 via Nuclear Blast. This will be just the first part of a concept album trilogy.

The artwork, createdy by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, can be seen below. Further details are forthcoming, and the band comments:

"FINALLY the first installment of The Singularity will see the light of day - writing and recording this album took much longer than I had anticipated, but I'm pretty sure you'll find it to be well worth the wait as in my opinion, this album contains some of Scar Symmetry's most epic moments ever!" More...

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Columns Streaming Full Album Online

Columns is nearing the official release date for new album "Please Explode," which will be available starting August 5th in North America via Relapse Records.

Vinyl, CD, and t-shirt bundle pre-orders for "Please Explode" can be found at this location, and today the band is streaming the entire album online. Check out all sixteen tracks below, courtesy of Metalsucks.net.

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Orangle Goblin Finishes Work On Album

Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about wrapping up work on an album and gearing up to hit the road:

"The brand new Orange Goblin album is now finished and will be sent for mastering in the next few days. The title, artwork and release dates will all be revealed in the coming weeks.

"The band will hit the road in October and November, touring the UK and Europe with the legendary Saint Vitus. Following this, they'll be heading out all over the world in late 2014 and all of 2015 in support of the new album.

"Orange Goblin are already confirmed for Hammerfest VII in March 2015 but expect lots of tours and festivals throughout next year and beyond. Tickets for the following shows are on sale now!" More...

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Brutal Fest 2014 Cancelled

It appears the Brutal Fest has been cancelled, with several bands posting messages online stating the event is cancelled and they weren't ever paid. A sampling of posts can be seen below.

Dawn of Demise: "Brutal Fest has been cancelled. The promoter is a lying bastard cuntfuck idiot loser who has stolen peoples money and so on. Aborted and Aeon have also cancelled, and if you look at their updates you can see that they also are pretty pissed..."

Aborted: "Due to the unprofessional and fraudulent acts of the promoter of brutal fest. Aborted officially cancel our appearance at this event. We hope the promoter gets what he deserves and everyone who bought tickets get their money back. See you all in Aarschot with Exhumed and Origin this November instead!"

Aeon: "Due to an unprofessional and fraudulent act of the promotor AeoN is canceling the show at Brutal Fest in Hasselt. We really hope that everyone who has bought a ticket will get the money back. See you all on the Cannibal Corpse tour."

At this point there doesn't appear to have been any sort of official statement from the festival's organizers. More...

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Emeth Signs With Xtreem Music

The Belgian tornado of death metal that is Emeth has signed a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of an upcoming 4th album. The label comments:

"We're extremely proud of being able to work with one of Europe's most prominent forces in the most extreme, technical and brutal death ,etal field. Having gained a strong reputation with their three previous albums, Emeth is ready to go a step further with their combination of sheer brutality and technical insanity.

"This new album will be entitled 'Aethyr' and it's completely recorded and ready for a tentative release scheduled during September 2014. Soon we'll announce full track list, detailed cover artwork and a full advance track as well as exact release date. In the meantime, check the band's official website here and check this teaser that will show you how awesome this album is going to be. Get ready for it!!" More...

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Riot V Reveals Artwork For "Unleash The Fire"

Riot V, the band born from the remaining members of U.S. metal pioneers Riot, have unveiled the artwork and track list for the upcoming new release "Unleash the Fire," which is set for release on August 27, 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album is the first from the band since "Immortal Soul" (see review here) was released in 2011 just before the death of founder/guitarist Mark Reale. It also marks the first for new vocalist Todd Michael Hall (Reverence).

Earlier this month, guitarist Mike Flyntz reported on the new album via Facebook, saying: "I just listened to the rough mix of the new RIOT V record "Unleash The Fire." Mark and I would always burn a CD, or back in the day make a cassette tape for the car. 'You must always listen to it in your car first,' he would say. This record is for my friend Mark Reale. I am very proud of it. We made a great record on a shoestring budget. When it is released you will hear Mark's spirit throughout. We couldn't have done it without the constant support from the Riot fans and of course the support of Tony Reale."

The track list for "Unleash the Fire" is as follows:

1. Ride Hard Live Free
2. Metal Warrior
3. Fall from the Sky
4. Bring the Hammer Down
5. Unleash the Fire
6. Land of the Rising Sun
7. Kill to Survive
8. Return of the Outlaw
9. Immortal
10. Take Me Back
11. Fight Fight Fight
12. Until We Meet Again
13. Thundersteel (Live) (Bonus Track) More...

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Heavenwood Streams New Single "The Juggler"

Portuguese gothic metal act Heavenwood is streaming the new track "The Juggler." The song will appear on the upcoming release "The Tarot Of The Bohemians, Part 1." The album is expected to drop later this year. More information on the album is expected soon.

Check out "The Juggler" here:

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Crobot Posts "Nowhere To Hide" Music Video

Pennsylvania hard rock/stoner act Crobot, who recently signed on with Nuclear Blast Records posted a music video for the new track "Nowhere to Hide." The song appears on the band's self-titled EP, which can also be heard streaming in full at this location. A debut full length album is expected soon.

Check out "Nowhere to Hide" here:

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