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Last updated on August 29, 2014 at 9:22 AM ET
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6 news articles posted today (and counting...)
German melodic death metal act Words of Farewell released a new music video for the track "Continuum Shift." The song is the opening track off of the band's sophomore full length and latest album "The Black Wild Yonder," which is available now through AFM Records.
The vide includes footage from this year's installment of the RockHarz festival 2014. It was produced by Mirko Witzki with camera assistance by Patrick Siegels. Check it out here:
German metal act Messiah's Kiss, featuring ex-Jack Starr's Burning Star/ex-Riot (live) vocalist Mike Tirelli, is streaming a new track entitled "Buried Alive." The song will appear on the band's return album "Get Your Bulls Out," the fourth studio release and first since "Dragonheart" in 2007. It drops on December 5th via Massacre Records.
Check out "Buried Alive" here:
Charlotte stoner/doom act Bloody Hammers released a new music video for "Necromancer." The song is taken from the band's third full length and latest album "Under Satan's Sun," which is available now via Napalm Records.
Check out "Necromancer" here:
Legendary Bay Area thrashers Exodus posted the track listing and other details on the upcoming new release "Blood In, Blood Out." The 10th album is due out on October 10th (EU), October 13th (UK) and October 14th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
Produced by Andy Sneap (Accept, Kreator, Megadeth), "?Blood In, Blood Out"? marks the first release with returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s "Tempo Of The Damned" and features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (Psycroptic, Abysmal Dawn, Revocation).
The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast Web Shop in CD, CD/DVD Digipak, and 2-LP exclusive vinyl formats at this location.
“When I was working on the record, I was sitting around watching TV series like ‘Gangland’ and all these locked-up prison reality shows," shares guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. "And I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s like EXODUS.’ It’s a brotherhood. You bleed to get in, you bleed to get out. I’ve been doing this kind of music since I was a teenager and I’ll be doing it ‘til I can’t physically do it anymore."
The track listing is:
1. Black 13
2. Blood In, Blood Out
3. Collateral Damage
4. Salt The Wound
5. Body Harvest
7. Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
8. My Last Nerve
10. Honor Killings
11. Food For The Worms More...
Australian based traditional metal act Dragonsclaw issued an update on the band's upcoming third album "Moving Target." In a post on Facebook, vocalist Giles Lavery announced that one of the songs will feature Riot V/Reverence vocalist Todd Michael Hall.
The post reads:
"Work on the new album 'Moving Target' is coming along nicely...Just finishing up the writing/demoing stage...and today we can let folks know that Todd Michael Hall (Riot/Burning Starr/Reverence) is a guest vocalist on a track on the album titled 'Shadowfire.' His vocals are completely mindblowing on this, one of two 'faster' tracks on the record.
We have, i feel, our most diverse album yet in regard to the songwriting , and there will be plenty to like for fans of traditional heavy metal , the faster stuff and hard rock."
No release date for "Moving Target" has been announced and More information is expected soon. More...
Post-hardcore act Ken Mode will embark on a September headlining North American tour this weekend. The tour, which starts on August 30th, will bookend the group's forthcoming appearance at the 2014 edition of the Hopscotch Festival.
Following the North American run, Ken Mode will then embark on a co-headlining European run with label-mates Hark throughout the rest of the month into October. A list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
These dates see Ken Mode touring in support of the Juno and Polaris award nominated album, "Entrench," which can be streamed below. More...