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Last updated on November 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM ET

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America's Secret Metal Paradise

Most of us in metal love to complain about trolling, irrational vitriol, subgenre tribalism, and elitism online. Not to mention the fact that most of said complaining also takes place online.

It’s like plugging the cord of a power strip into the strip itself and expecting it to produce juice. No wonder nothing positive ever seems to get accomplished.

So how do we fix this?

Well, we can’t. At least we can’t fix others. We can, however, control ourselves and try new things from time to time. And when considering just how ridiculously much time we spend drooling in front of our screens, the simple act of attending live music concerts is indeed a “new thing,” or at least a relatively seldom thing. Sort of like shutting off Facebook and actually writing your best friend a letter.

But don’t the same issues manifest in our local clubs? A package tour comes to town, containing bands with separate (or, at best, overlapping) fanbases, which promptly begin to work against each other. Show me such a concert that isn’t brimming with guys judging each other’s perceived tastes, putting on airs by boasting “I’m only here for [insert obscure opener],” and I’ll show you my fourth nipple.

How about major European-style summer festivals? Don’t get me started. Don’t get me wrong, either; they’re ten tons of fun. But often the numbers are too immense for any type of bonding to occur on a mass scale. Crowds usually just devolve into cliques, all corresponding to their chosen favorite acts.

So there needs to be a middle ground. A unique event, rare and special enough to draw the enthusiastic, but familiar enough to include the curious. Small and precarious enough to forestall any jaded complacency, and large enough to foster a carnival atmosphere.

The musical equivalent of a big group of friends around a campfire, bonded not only by the fun they’re sharing, but also by the knowledge that one bad attitude will douse the good time in cold water.

For me, the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival was that event. And for the moment, it has alleviated some of my cynicism over the much-ballyhooed “brotherhood and sisterhood” concepts thrown around in metal.

Here, in central Florida, from November 7th through the 9th, these bonds were very much alive.

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STYG Announces Tour With The Amity Affliction

Stick To Your Guns will release fifth studio album "Disobedient," produced by John Feldmann, on February 10th, 2015 via Sumerian Records.

The band will also be joining The Amity Affliction this coming February on The Disobedient Tour, with support from Being as an Ocean, ‘68, and In Hearts Wake. Dates are as follows:

2.13 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2.14 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
2.15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
2.17 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
2.18 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
2.19 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
2.20 Montreal, QC @ Paradox Theatre
2.21 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2.22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
2.23 Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
2.24 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
2.25 Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Center
2.26 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2.27 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
2.28 Jacksonville, FL @ Underbully
3.02 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
3.03 Houston, TX @ Walter’s
3.04 Dallas, TX @ The Door
3.05 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3.06 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
3.07 TBA
3.08 San Diego, CA @ SOMA More...

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Opeth Releases "Faith In Others" Clip

Sweden's Opeth has now released a visualizer clip for each of the tracks on new album "Pale Communion."

You can check out the latest video for "Faith In Others" below, and if you missed the rest, they can all be seen at the Roadrunner Records YouTube page here.

Opeth will also be celebrating 25 years of existence at a special London show on October 18th, 2015. Full details can be found over at this location.

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Shining Gearing Up For Shows With Marty Friedman

The black/jazz group Shining will join Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), trash legends Kreator, and melodic death metallers Arch Enemy on an upcoming U.K. tour in December.

Friedman will also use Shining as his backing band during the tour and perform a few surprise collaborations. Shining states that the idea of collaboration came along when Jørgen Munkeby played sax on Marty's latest album. Dates are as follows:

2014-12-16 - Institute - Birmingham, UK
2014-12-17 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
2014-12-18 - The Forum - London, UK
2014-12-19 - Academy - Manchester, UK
2014-12-20 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
2014-12-21 - QMU - Glasgow, UK
2014-12-22 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK

Friedman comments: “Arch Enemy and Kreator are two of my all-time favorite bands in metal, and after collaborating with Shining on my latest album, I cannot wait to break all sorts of musical rules and boundaries with them live on the same stage. This will be a once in a lifetime collection of unique metal presences.”

Munkeby adds: “We’re super happy to play these shows with old and new metal gods alike! To add to that, we’re even doing a very special and unique set together with Marty Friedman on stage, which will include both Shining and Marty material. Can’t wait to be part of such a cool setup! 2014 has been one of Shining’s best and most active years so far, and what a grand way to top it off!” More...

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Cretin Streaming "Ghost Of Teeth And Hair"

After eight long and eventful years, San Francisco's deranged death/grind freaks from Cretin are back with a brand new full-length album.

NPR also just premiered the new song, "Ghost of Teeth and Hair." Give it a listen below. Relapse Records comments:

"A perverted homage to the glory days of proto-grind and raw, depraved death metal, Cretin perfected the lo-fi stylings of Repulsion, Autopsy. and early Napalm Death on sophomore full-length and second Relapse Records release, 'Stranger.'

"Grab an exclusive preorder bundle with t-shirt and black or blue-and-orange merge vinyl (or CD) from the Relapse webstore here or preorder the digital version directly from the band at Bandcamp.

"Oozing with violent, buzz-saw guitars, grinding grooves and blasts, a gut-wrenching low end and utterly deviant vocals/lyrics, 'Stranger' will bring a malignant smile to those who prefer their listening sick and twisted. The album will be released by Relapse Records on CD, digital, and vinyl formats on December 9, 2014." More...

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Holotropic Releases Debut Album

A debut record from Slovakian prog/extreme metallers Holotropic is out now, titled "Permeate," which was recorded at M2 Studios with producer Milan Malik.

The concept record draws musically and lyrical from the nature of change, broadening of horizons, and various scientific theories. You can stream the songs below, or buy a copy of your own over here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Judge
2. Scintillate
3. Rupture
4. Wysinati
5. Traveller
6. Tantrums
7. Filters
8. Hunch
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Sylosis Releases Animated Music Video

Despite the name, Sylosis' forthcoming release "Dormant Heart" is not a peaceful album: it’s about a powerful force unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them, which is highlighted by the band's graphic new video for the track "Leech."

Although the video is animated, the content is not for the faint hearted. Due to the nature of the video, it won't be available on YouTube - fans can however watch it at Kerrang here.

The video was animated by Oliver Jones of Better Feeling Films in the U.K. It took five hours to film the band and story footage and roughly 60 days to animate. Oliver was the only person working on the project, from shooting the live action footage to animating the entire video. The process he used is called "rotoscoping," which involves tracing over footage, frame by frame.

Sylosis frontman Josh commented: "Leech is the second single off the new album. I would say the album is probably our heaviest to date but this song showcases a more melodic and stripped back side to what we do. It's a really dark, sinister doomy sounding song and we thought it would be cool to try something a bit different for the video and have it reflect the vibe of the music. We've always wanted to have an animated music video and it allows for a bit more creativity and makes it stand out."

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Twingiant Announces Cassette Release

Phoenix Arizona's Twingiant is pleased to announce the band will release a cassette version of new album "Devil Down" via Canada's Medusa Crush Records.

While the album is still set to be released digitally on December 2nd, 2014, the cassette (and a self-released vinyl edition) will be released on February 7th, 2015. You can hear the first single from "Devil Down," titled "Daisy Cutter," in the player below. More...

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Cancer Bats Announces North American Album Release

Following the announcement of brand new album "Searching For Zero," Canadian band Cancer Bats is finally able to announce that the album will be available in the U.S. on March 10th, 2015.

Metal Blade Records has launched pre-orders for the album digitally and physically, including limited CD and t-shirt bundles. Fans can order now at this location.

North American tour dates for 2015 are being scheduled and will be announced soon. Recently, Cancer Bats also launched a video for the single "Satellites," which can be seen here.

The 10-track album was produced by multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, glassjaw). Vocalist Liam Cormier comments:

"We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we've had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying 'No More Bullshit,' we've dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way. We've found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive. There are real reasons we do this. We love being in this band, and we love the people that we're lucky enough to share this with." More...

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Satanicus And Lab A Announce Split Release

Tasmanian metal outfits Lab A (from Huonville) and Satanicus (from Georgetown) are recording a split EP together.

The new split will be titled "Van Demons Land" and is due for release early next year. Both bands will be recording 3 original tracks each, and then as a bonus there will be an alternate version of a track from each band with the other band's vocalist singing.

Stay tuned for further details, and you can also follow the recording process at the Satanicus or Lab A Facebook profiles.

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Curse The Gods Announces New Release

Cleveland-based melodic death metal band Curse the Gods is releasing second album, "Siege of Scirehaven," on November 29th.

A promo video entitled "Treasures of the Thicket" is now online for the release, featuring a humorous skit with guitarist Matt Webb hunting for a chest by moonlight. The end of the video, available below, provides a tease of audio from the new album.

"Curse the Gods" have been active since 2009, releasing debut album "Seeking the Frostfire" in 2011. The new release will continue telling a conceptual story that began with the first album, essentially a tongue-in-cheek mythology created by the band featuring gods, dragons, enchanted swords, and other fantastical elements that excite the nerd within us. A demo from the new album can also be heard after the video clip. More...

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Insanity Reigns Supreme Releasing New Album

The Belgian black/death metal veterans from Insanity Reigns Supreme will release their fourth studio album, "Unorthodox," on January 16th via Shiver Records.

"Unorthodox," the group's fourth full-length, marks a new chapter of total darkness in the 25 year long career of the band.

The follow-up to 2009’s "Occultus Insanus Damnatus" combines furious black and death metal with the funeral grimness of doom. The duality of human nature and its macabre consequences form the album's central theme. The track listing is as follows:

01. The Conjuring
02. Ov Fire
03. Throne of One
04. Torment
05. Moonlight Sacrifice
06. By the Blood of the Beast
07. Cursed be the Faithful
08. The Calling
09. Opposer
10. Satanas Rex Inferis
11. Serpent Ov Fire

The album’s artwork was designed by Septic Flesh frontman Seth Siro Anton, who had this to say: "It's always a dark pleasure to work with Insanity Reigns Supreme. Whilst working on this project, it is without a doubt one of most bizarre artworks I have ever created, while I was trying to explore the great beauty of Grotesque in Dark Art"

"Unorthodox" was recorded at the Stage One Studios in Germany with Andy Classen, best known for his work with Belphegor, Legion of the Damned. and Destruction. Insanity Reigns Supreme comments: “Work in the studio has never been this intense and needed full input and drive from every band member to pull it off. Andy drove us to our limits and the end product clearly shows this intensity.” More...

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Holycide To Release EP Through Xtreem Music

Spanish thrash metal sensation Holycide, led by Dave Rotten from Avulsed, is currently in the studio finishing the mixing of an upcoming debut EP at Overhead Studios with Raúl Fournier "Furni" (ex-Avulsed drummer) as producer. Xtreem Music also comments:

"Holycide's inception happened back in 2004 and went through various line-up tryouts and a couple of songs were recorded, but nothing serious until in spring 2012 Miguel Bárez (guitar) and in summer 2013 Dani Fernández (bass), joined the band and thus recorded a 2-song demo by the end of 2013. After this, in spring 2014, two more members completed the band: Salva Esteban (guitar) & Jorge Utrera (drums). With this line-up, the band started to record 5 songs and a cover version of Dark Angel in summer of the same year.

"The aim of Holycide is to create some intense and aggressive yet varied and catchy Thrash Metal, focusing in 80's style of bands like Dark Angel, Infernal Majesty, Atrophy, Crooner, Sacrifice, Sepultura...

"The EP will be entitled 'Toxic Mutation' and the cover artwork has been created by famous artist Mark Riddick. This recording will show a huge improvement from the debut demo and as soon as it's finished, we'll show you an exclusive advance track as well as the cover artwork, full track list and definitive release date that might be around January/February 2015. After this, Holycide will start offering their very first live shows around their local clubs in Madrid." More...

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Psychostick Suffers From Anatidaephobia

Are you afraid of a duck? Do you suffer from Anatidaephobia, an irrational fear that one is being watched by a duck?

The members of Psychostick do, and they've decided to let you know with a new lyric video for "Quack Kills," featuring comedian Joe Bereta as "Dr. Duck."

The track is off Psychostick's new album "IV: Revenge of The Vengeance" released on November 4th, 2014 via Rock Ridge Music.

If you missed it, be sure to also catch the band's ridiculous ode to B-movie god Bruce Campbell over here. More...

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Morfolk Releases First Music Video

Brazilian death metal group Morfolk just released the band's first video clip since its foundation in 1990. The chosen song for the job was "Shadows Of Fear," the first track from the newly released album "…Until Death."

The clip was directed and produced by Extreme Audiovisual, with filming taking place at the Weaving Factory Parahyba in São José dos Campos, the band’s hometown. Check it out below.

"…Until Death" was released by Violent Records and features eight songs. The CD was produced by Leandro Queiroz and the cover was created by drummer Daniel Sanchez. More...

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Hecate Releases Debut Album

Egyptian outfit Hecate today releases debut full-length album "The Order Of The Black Light," which is available for streaming below, or you can pick up a digital copy of the release at Bandcamp here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. At The Borders Of Infinity 01:21
2. When Eternity Dwells In Frost 04:59
3. Mighty Warrior 06:20
4. The Order Of The Black Light 06:45
5. Infernal War 03:09
6. Nazarean 04:08
7. Signs Of Horns 05:30
8. Downfall 02:32 More...

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Cold Snap Signs With Eclipse Records

Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Cold Snap from Varazdin, Croatia for a worldwide deal. Eclipse comments:

"The band brings a crushing mix of metal with an impressive history, having consistently toured Europe for the past several years, and performing at the legendary Wacken Open Air Festival.

"Cold Snap recently recorded their third LP 'World War 3,' an album jam packed with 12 intense tracks that was produced by the iconic Norwegian metal producer, Tue Madsen. Overall, 'World War 3' is as chaotic as the war the title alludes to. At any given second, something can and will be thrown at the listeners, and chances are, they won’t have an answer for it. This causes the audience to never grow tired of what Cold Snap has to offer.

"Each track comes packed with energy and adrenaline, all wrapped up in an overall sense of cohesion that can only be found among a group that are not only band mates, but brothers, much like the soldiers that fight the World War Cold Snap presents to its audiences."

“After 12 years, we can finally say that Cold Snap arrived in the right hands”, says lead vocalist Jan Kerekes about signing with Eclipse. “through Eclipse Records we believe that our music will find its listeners and turn them into fans.”

Cold Snap will release "World War 3" through Eclipse Records on January 13th, 2015. The band also just released a new music video for the song "Rise Again," which consists of live footage shot during a recent Summer 2014 tour. More...

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Ne Spitsya Releasing New Album

Russian alternative rock/metal outfit Ne Spitsya has announced the release of new album "The Awakening," which will come out on GlobMetal Promotions on December 1st, 2014. The record was created in Legion 600 Studio with producer Marsel Vetrov.

"We are delighted to present the result of our work," the band commented on the upcoming release. "This album is made for romantic and delicate natures. It is filled with deep lyrics, light and some kind of mysterious melodies and Russian motives. As always, our goal is to immerse the listener into the world of the deepest and the most intimate feelings that are impossible to experience in everyday life. Open the hidden doors of your soul. Your guide will be Ne Spitsya."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Supernova
2. The Day Burns Silently
3. A Bird
4. Home
5. To Explode
6. On The Edge Of The Earth
7. I'm With You
8. My Voice
9. Bird's Shadow
10. A Dream
11. The Diving

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Metallica Plays "Enter Sandman" On CBS

Metallica has been taking part in a week-long residency on The Late Late Show, and the other night performed "For Whom The Bell Tolls."

If you missed it, you can still watch footage of that performance this location.

Last night Metallica continued the nightly residency by performing "Enter Sandman" on the Craig Ferguson show.

See the iconic track being performed below. You can also catch Metallica's final performance of the week tonight on CBS at at 12:35/11:35 C.

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Osmium Guillotine Signs New Record Deal

British heavy metal outfit Osmium Guillotine is excited to announce the band just signed with Roxeavy Music. The signing comes less than two weeks after the band split with former label MGR Records. Drummer James Balcombe had this to say:

"This is a brand new, independent music label, run by loyal heavy metal fans who are solely dedicated to helping bands like ours with promotion, exposure and financial costs towards any future recording and advertising.

"Unlike other labels they don't want any money upfront, they're not telling us how to dress, what we should play or how we should play it.

"We're optimistic that this new partnership will help us get our name out there to promote our music to new people so that we can play gigs further afield to crowds who haven't seen us yet. Looking forward to the future!"

The band also re-released the single "Santa: Operation Yuletree "as a free download for the holiday season. Pick it up over here.

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Dragonhammer Albums To Be Re-Issued

My Kingdom Music has issued the following announcement about re-releasing two albums from Dragonhammer:

"We are really glad to reissue on January 19th, 2015 the first two Dragonhammer albums released 14 and 10 years ago.

"They are the legendary 'The Blood Of The Dragon' (originally issued on 2001) and 'Time For Expiation' (which saw the light on 2004) presented here in a new 2015 editions featuring a new digital treatment for the artwork thanks to the artist Antonio Pannullo, a completely new layout and for both releases bonus live tracks recorded during the 2014 European tour together with Freedom Call.

"A new European tour will start early next year and some live shows in South America are in program too." More...

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Arbitrator Announces New Album

Arbitrator is a project that began in late 2010 as the brainchild of Robert Kukla and officially debuted in 2011 with the EP "The Consummate Ascendancy" with former drummer Corey Chernesky.

Now, determined to release a full-length to top “TCA,“ Kukla on rhythm guitar, bass and vocals wrote the band’s first album with a whole new arsenal of musicians that includes drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Aborted), Myles Malloy on lead guitar, and Connor ORT Linning for programming.

The planned 2015 release will be entitled "Indoctrination of Sacrilege" and was produced by Sacha Laskow (ex-Divinity, Every Hour Kills), mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy) along with album artwork handled by Colin Marks (Exodus, Scar Symmetry, Jeff Loomis).

The first track "For That Which May Appease Lions" from the forthcoming 2015 album is now streaming below. Kukla comments:

"'For That Which May Appease Lions' is quite possibly one of my favourite tracks off of the new album. Dark, 'Resident Evil' style passages compliment sections of blistering blast beats performed by the skins-king himself, Dirk Verbeuren. It is a track that is as dynamic as it is brutal, and certainly not for those that shy away from the radical nature of the progressive genre." More...

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Et Moriemur Streaming Full Album

The Czech outfit Et Moriemur just released new album "Ex Nihilo In Nihilum" via Solitude Productions earlier this week.

Now you can also stream all the album's tracks online. Give it a listen in the player below, or pick up a copy to call your own at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Sea Of Trees 07:19
2. Dissolving 05:30
3. Norwegian Mist 05:28
4. Liebeslied 05:30
5. Angst 01:46
6. Nihil 09:15
7. Le Choix 05:51
8. Black Mountain 16:29
9. Below 01:46 More...

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Cognizance Posts Studio Footage

After the release of a lyric video for "The Succession of Flesh," Cognizance is giving fans a further behind the scenes look at what went on during the making of upcoming EP "_Inceptum." Check out the video below, thanks to Horns Up Rocks.

"The Succession of Flesh" carries with it a guest vocal spot by Suffocation's Frank Mullen and a guest guitar solo by Eyal Levi (Daath), who also produced and tracked the entire EP.

"_Inceptum" is scheduled for release in late 2014, and also includes the drum work of Alex Rüdinger (The Faceless). More...

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PelleK Releases New Video, Announces New Album

PelleK, the solo band for Damnation Angels/Qantice vocalist Per Fredrik Pellek Åsly, released a music video for the new track "Cloud Dancers." The song is the title track to the upcoming new album, which is expected for release by year end. The album was produced and mastered by Gisha Djordjevic.

A crowdfunding campaign through Pledge Music has been launched to defray costs of production, and offers various perk packages. Information on how you can take part can be found at this location.

The track listing for "Cloud Dancers" is:

1. Enveloped in Smoke (Dead Night)
2. The Grey Ballet
3. Tempest
4. Restless Butterfly
5. Dragonflight
6. On the Lion's Back
7. Cloud Dancers
8. Carillon Canticle
9. Battle Supreme

The video, which was recorded, edited and produced by Febersyn AS, can be viewed here: More...

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Battle Beast Posts New Song "Touch In The Night"

Finnish metal act Battle Beast unleashed a lyric video for the new track "Touch in the Night." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Unholy Savior," which is set for release on January 9th (EU), January 12th (UK/NED/DK), January 14th (S), January 16th (FIN) and January 27th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
4. Madness
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry

Check out "Touch in the Night" here: More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 39

This week, we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are proud to present two fresh songs by Letters To The Blind, a brand new self-described “hybrid metal” act from Dayton, Ohio.

Letters To The Blind began as a long-distance recording project in 2011 between vocalist Chaz Bond and guitarist Blaine Gordon - former members of a band called BioGenesis - when the latter was living in Florida. The group was officially formed when Gordon returned to Ohio this past summer, and rounded out with drummer C.J. Jones and bassist Randy Walton.

Letters To The Blind play an invigorating mixture of melodic death, technical, and progressive metal, and elicits comparisons to Canada’s Into Eternity and Sweden’s Evergrey. The songs “Letters To The Blind” and “Creed Of Honor” (heard at sign-off, so stay tuned) receive major thumbs up from co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure), minor flaws aside.

Then Kevin examines a recent controversy involving accusations of stolen artwork, this time by Los Angeles melodic hardcore act The Ghost Inside. Some are claiming that the quill pen on the cover of the new album “Dear Youth” bears too close a resemblance to a similar image on the cover of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s “One Of Us Is The Killer.” [2013] A ripoff on the level of the recent Avenged Sevenfold - Overkill fiasco, or the simple use of a common motif? Tune in for Kevin’s opinion, as well as his review of “Dear Youth” itself.

Finally, Mike offers his extensive, detailed reaction to Machine Head’s new monster “Bloodstone & Diamonds,” the Bay Area metal giants’ eighth studio album and debut on Nuclear Blast Records. Full disclosure up front: as a confirmed “Head Case,” he’s crazy about it, but it took a few listens for him to get there. Stay tuned to find out why.

Listen in here, and don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed.

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ShadowQuest Announces Debut Release

Swedish metal act ShadowQuest, featuring vocalist Patrik Johansson (Bloodbound/Dawn of Silence), guitarist Peter Huss (Shining/Sinergy), guitarist Ragnar Widerberg (Witherscape/Saint Daemon), keyboardist Kaspar Dahlqvist (Dionysus/Nation/Ride the Sky), bassist Jari Kainulainen (MasterPlan/Stratovarius/Devil's Train) and drummer Ronny Milianowicz (Sinergy/Dionysus/Saint Daemon), have announced the impending release of the debut album "Armoured IV Pain." The album is set to be issued on January 26, 2015, but expect the fall to be "crammed with minireleases such as singles and videos" leading up to the drop.

The band released a music video for the new track "All One," which can be viewed below. The album was recorded and mixed by Ronny Milianowicz at Studio Seven in Sweden and was mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Blood of the Pure
2. Last Farewell
3. All One
4. Live Again
5. Midnight Sun
6. Reach Beyond the Dream
7. We Bring Power
8. Insatiable Soul
9. Take this Life
10. Where Memories Grow
11. Freewheel Burning (Judas Priest Cover) More...

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Wind Rose Unveils Artwork, Track List For New LP

Italian symphonic power metal act Wind Rose, having just signed with Scarlet Records, released details on the upcoming sophomore effort "Wardens of the West Wind." The album is set for release on February 3, 2015.

"Wardens Of The West Wind" was produced by ex-Labyrinth/ex-Vision Divine bassist Cristiano Bertocchi (now the band's new bassist) and mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM). The artwork (shown below) was handled by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rage, Rhapsody Of Fire).

The track listing is:

1. Where Dawn and Shadows Begin
2. Age of Conquest
3. Heavenly Minds
4. The Breed of Durin
5. Ode to the West Wind
6. Skull and Crossbones
7. The Slave and the Empire
8. Spartacus
9. Born in the Cradle of Storms
10. Rebel and Free More...

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Alltheniko Streaming Title Track Of New Album

Italian metal act Alltheniko is streaming another new track "Fast and Gloious." The song is the title track from the fifth studio album due out on December 4th via Pure Steel Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Tank of Death
2. Fast and Glorious
3. KaiserSteel
4. Holy War, Holy Fighters
5. Scream for Exciter (streaming here)
6. Spirit of War
7. Power to Rebel
8. The Arenas God
9. Power and the Glory I.U.W.S. (Saxon Cover)

Check out "Fast and Glorious" here: More...

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Nightglow Says "Fuck You" In New Music Video

Italian metal act Nightglow released a music video for the new track "Fuck You." The song is taken from the upcoming sophomore album "Orpheus," which is set for release via Bakerteam Records on December 1st. The artwork for the release (seen below) was created by Luca Turilli's Rhapsody frontman Alessandro Conti.

The track list for the album is:

1. The Infection
2. Psychotropic
3. Lead Me
4. Scream
5. Fuck You
6. Liar
7. Stay With Me
8. Bloodway
9. On My Knees
10. Orpheus More...

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Angelus Apatrida Posts "Hidden Evolution" Preview

Spanish thrash act Angelus Apatrida unleashed a preview clip from the upcoming new album "Hidden Evolution," the band's fifth full length. The album is set for release on January 19th (EU) and January 27th (North America) via Century Media Records.

"Hidden Evolution" was recorded at Ultrasound Studio in Moita, Portugal with producer Daniel Cardoso. The artwork (shown below) was created by Gyula Havancsák of Hjules.com, who has also designed album sleeves for bands such as Annihilator, Destruction, Stratovarius, Grave Digger and Nightingale.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Immortal
2. First World Of Terror
3. Architects
4. Tug Of War
5. Serpents On Parade
6. Wanderers Forever
7. End Man
8. Speed Of Light
9. I Owe You Nothing
10. Hidden Evolution More...

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Serious Black Posts Lyric Video For First Single

Serious Black, the union of vocalist Urban Breed (Project: Arcadia/Trail of Murder), guitarist Roland Grapow (MasterPlan), guitarist Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge), bassist Mario Lochert (Emergency Gate) and drummer Thomen Stauch (ex-Blind Guardian/Savage Circus), along with keyboardist Jan Vacik, has dropped the very first single "I Seek No Other Life." The song appears on the upcoming debut album "As Daylight Breaks," which will be released on January 16th (EU) and January 20th (USA) via AFM Records.

Check out "I Seek No Other Life" here:

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Fear Factory Cancels European Tour

Fear Factory has been forced to cancel the previously annonced European Tour with Intronaut and Chabtan, scheduled for spring 2015.

Explains Fear Factory: "To our fans in Europe, The UK, and Ireland; We regretfully MUST postpone the tour until Summer 2015 in order to complete our forthcoming, and ninth, studio album.

"This is an important album for us, so we wish to complete it properly so that we release a great album for our fans. We will see you soon! Sincerely, Fear Factory." More...

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Wayfarer Posts Full Album Stream

Wayfarer the four piece atmospheric black metal band hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Denver Colorado was founded in 2012, after recording an instrumental demo the previous year.

The band got signed to Prosthetic Records in August of 2014, and will be embarking on a West Coast tour in early Winter in support of the release of "Children Of The Iron Age" on November 24, 2014.

You can now stream the full album below (courtesy of Decibel).

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Periphery Posts New Song

Progressive metal band Periphery will release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian Records and one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records.

States Periphery drummer Matt Halpern: "Given the nature and complexity of the "Juggernaut" story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release. "Juggernaut" is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because the album is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in 2, in the form of 2 separate albums. "Juggernaut: Alpha", the 1st part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while "Juggernaut: Omega", focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey."

Periphery founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor adds: "This is new ground and it's exciting. It's a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn't his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album."

You can now stream the song "The Scourge", taken from "Juggernaut: Alpha" below.

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