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Last updated on December 20, 2014 at 1:37 AM ET

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8 news articles posted today (and counting...)

Solefald Releasing New Album

Unique avant-garde duo Solefald will release a new full-length album after a four year wait, titled “World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud.” The album will be out on February 2nd, 2015 via Indie Recordings. The label comments:

"With this release, Solefald challenges the listener with their complex musical diversity, taking the listener on a surreal adventure to truly unique musical settings and sound constellations yet to be discovered. Merging raw Norwegian metal with Dutch techno and Norse and African folk rhythms, Solefald has beyond doubt crafted an out of the ordinary sound; world music with black edges. A celebration of world culture!"

The new song "Bububu Bad Beuys" can be heard below, courtesy of Zero Tolerance, and the band also comments:

“Bububu Bad Beuys is a merry impro piece conceived in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where Cornelius ran about in the studio backyard chasing chickens. World music percussionist Gunnar Augland sets the beat with local percussionist Raz, giving the Norwegian Gringo-singer sufficient wingroom for an assault of total chicken chic. The song ends with a hard-hitting stadium atmosphere developed by Lars. You got it: The letter is B!” More...

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Leviathan Announces New Album

Notorious U.S. black metal entity Leviathan (not to be confused with the absolute horde of various bands of the same name from across the globe) has completed work on new full-length album “Scar Sighted.”

Continuing in the sound following the “Massive Conspiracy Against All Life” opus, “Scar Sighted” is comprised of ten tracks which hark back to moments encompassing the entire Leviathan repertoire, while creating a demented, epic, and devastating new vision of pure black metal psychosis.

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Billy Anderson in conspiracy with Leviathan sole mastermind Wrest, “Scar Sighted” will be packaged as a boxed CD edition (the only version of the CD this will be available as) which will come with eleven two-sided inserts featuring exclusive paintings by Jef Whitehead himself.

The vinyl edition, to be released a month or so after the CD/digital version, will also be specially packaged and will be released via the artists’ own Devout Records imprint.

To be released March 3rd on CD/digital, the track listing for “Scar Sighted” goes as follows:

1. -
2. The Smoke Of Their Torment
3. Dawn Vibration
4. Gardens Of Coprolite
5. Wicked Fields Of Calm
6. Within Thrall
7. A Veil Is Lifted
8. Scar Sighted
9. All Tongues Toward
10. Aphonos More...

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Shadowbane Releases Music Video

Shadowbane today presents the first video from the upcoming debut "Facing The Fallout," due out January 16th, 2015 via Pure Steel Records. Check out "Under Bleeding Skies" below.

The video was directed by Peter Gerulat and features actress Sandra Quadflieg. It was previewed at the Great Lakes International Film Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania back in September and is now available online.

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Falloch Album Seeing North American Release

Scottish melancholic post-metal outfit Falloch previously released new full-length "This Island, Our Funeral" in Europe, and now the album is seeing a North American release via Candlelight Records next month (January 27th).

"This Island, Our Funeral" is the follow-up to 2011's "Where Distant Spirits Remain" (reviewed here) and was tracked at London's Orgone Studios by Jaime Gomez Arellanu (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver). The track listing is as follows:

1. Tòrradh
2. For Life
3. For Ùir
4. Brahan
5. -
6. I Shall Build Mountains
7. Sanctuary More...

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Water Into Blood Streaming Album Online

Water Into Blood's self-titled album is available for streaming online via the Bandcamp player below. The band also comments:

"Today, a lot of metal bands try to play as fast and as technical as they possibly can. They end up sounding over-saturated. Their music loses its soul. Water Into Blood is a throwback to what metal and hardcore music is all about. This album is brutal, honest, and heavy. It's simple, yet catchy and downright mean and in your face! If you like heavy music of any kind, this album is for you."

The "Water Into Blood" track listing is as follows:

1. Obsolescence 03:26
2. The Price Of Honor 03:35
3. Animal Style 03:50
4. Waves 03:41
5. The Life Of All Flesh... 04:04
6. Robots I 01:44
7. Robots II 03:35
8. Eclipse 05:02
9. For All To See 02:47
10. The Absence Of Light 00:57
11. Sleeper 06:24 More...

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Madball Announces Tour With Rise Of The Northstar

New York hardcore band Madball and manga mosh metallers Rise Of The Northstar will join forces for a mutual European tour in early 2015. Commented Madball front man Freddy Cricien:

"Rebellion number 6! Crazy to think that we're going 6 years strong with this brand... obviously we couldn't do it without all our supporters! This year we kept with the theme of some "older school" bands along with some 'new blood.' That's pretty much what rebellion is about, bringing together the different generations. I look forward to this one and this time we're bringing rebellion to Spain which we've been wanting to do."

Added Rise Of The Northstar: "ROTNS is honored to be part of this Rebellion Tour alongside NYHC legends Madball. We are ready to kill and to demonstrate our Samurai Spirit, Dressed All In Black."

The sixth installment of the annual "Rebellion Tour" will kick off in Berlin on February 17th and will run through March 1st, visiting Germany, France, Spain and Portugal. More...

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Internal Suffering Signs With Unique Leader

Unique Leader Records is very pleased to announce the re-signing of long-running brutal death metal band Internal Suffering. The band comments:

"We are stoked to announce that we have re-signed with Unique Leader! We are all very proud to be again a part of a label that has released some of the finest extreme death metal albums in history from bands such as Deeds Of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Disgorge, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding, Disavowed, Hour Of Penance, Aeon, Beheaded, Psycroptic and Spawn Of Possession, just to name a few.

"This is the beginning of a new chapter for us. We would like to thank Erik Lindmark and all the staff at Unique Leader for welcoming us back into their incredible roaster. Few other labels can touch their legacy when it comes to high quality brutal death metal. We'll be starting the recording sessions this Winter. We look forward to previously undreamed-of levels of brutality, speed and intensity with this new record. Stay tuned for more details!"

Spawned in 1996, Internal Suffering recently relocated from its homebase in Pereira, Columbia to Madrid, Spain. The band's bestial discography includes four full-lengths: 2000's "Supreme Knowledge Domain" (Repulse Records), 2002's "Chaotic Matrix" (Displeased Records), 2004's "Choronzonic Force Domination" (Displeased Records) and 2006's "Awakening of the Rebel" (Unique Leader Records), the last two of which featured the production prowess of extreme metal sound-wizard Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel).

Internal Suffering will release a fifth studio album via Unique Leader Records in 2015. Details to be unveiled in due time.

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Jason Bittner Joins Flotsam And Jetsam

After parting ways with Kelly Smith last month, Flotsam and Jetsam today announces the recruitment of Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall).

"In my opinion, Jason in one of only a couple of men on my short list for the job," states Kelly.
"Jason's an amazing all-around drummer, a true professional, good friend, and solid stand-up guy. I was humbled to hear, after first meeting Jason in 1988 in Boston, that I had inspired him as a drummer."

Jason Bittner comments: "I have been a Flotsam and Jetsam fan for decades, following the band around the East Coast in the eighties and nineties. I've been lucky enough to be in the background of the Flotsam and Jetsam camp as a fan, supporter, and gear leader to my dear friend, Kelly David Smith.

"I am hard at work relearning all the classic Flotz material and can't wait to record and tour with the band in 2015. This will become my focus after the completion of the 2015 U.S. Shadows Fall hiatus tour, which will happen spring/summer 2015.

"As they say… 'Flotz 'till death!' See you in Europe, in April."

Stay tuned for details on an upcoming album and new tour dates from Flotsam and Jetsam.

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