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Last updated on August 21, 2014 at 11:49 AM ET

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Wömit Angel To Reveal The "Holy Goatse"

Time for the second assault: fetus raping force from the depths of satanic machinery is about to arrive!

Wömit Angel's second album "Holy Goatse" will come out October 3rd, 2014 through Inverse Records. The label comments:

"Wömit Angel salutes such old values as Impaled Nazarene, Motörhead, and Carpathian Forest. The music is straightforward crowbar-to-the-face sado-punk/black metal. This second album lays down even more punk/HC tunes. So sit back and listen to the soundtrack fit for Sodom brought to you by the unholy and horny soul torturing crew!"

The album's track listing is:

01. Serpens Cauda
02. Skin 'n' Fuck
03. Nekrofilian kutsu
04. Nailgun Crucified
05. Summoning The Spirits Of Agony (Through Self-Fatality)
06. I Come With A Murder
07. The Witchhammer
08. Holy Goatse

Wömit Angel consists of:

Vile Anarchy - Drums
J. Violatör - Guitar & Backing Vocals
W. Horepreacher - Bass & Vocals More...

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Madds Mikkelsen Talks Horror, Rock, And More

Party Smasher Inc. - the new musician / illustrator / photography site created by Dillinger Escape plan's Ben Weinman - has released a new video interview with actor Madds Mikkelsen, in which he discusses horror movies, classic rock, and more. Check it out below, and Party Smasher also comments:

"Mads Mikkelsen is the Danish actor currently killing it (literally) as Hannibal Lector on the hit show Hannibal. Perhaps it was his bloody eyed role in the James Bond film Casino Royale, that showed us just how creepy this guy could be. What most people don't know, however, is that he was originally a gymnast and dancer. The guy can KICK!

"Check out this one-on-one with Elliot of Little Punk People where Mads talks about his love for classic rock, horror movies, and getting over the nerves of playing one of our generation's most iconic villains." More...

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Beyond Creation Headed To Japan

Progressive, technical death metal unit Beyond Creation has announced a winter Japanese tour slated for early December. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Beyond Creation is also currently on the band's first North American tour, which sees the band trek alongside Origin through September 9th.

The band's new album "Earthborn Evolution" will be released by Season of Mist in North America on October 28th and the track listing is as follows:

1. Elusive Reverence
2. Sous la lueur de l'empereur
3. Earthborn Evolution
4. The Great Revelation
5. Neurotical Transmissions
6. Abstrait Dialog
7. The Axiom
8. L'exorde
9. Theatrical Delirium
10. Fundamental Process More...

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The Order Of Israfel Premieres "Wisdom" Video

Sweden's The Order of Israfel premiered the new music video "Wisdom" over at Metal Injection at this location (also in the player below). The song is the title track from the upcoming debut release set to drop via Napalm Records on September 9th in North America and worldwide as listed below:

Aug. 27th: NOR/SWE
Aug. 29th: G/A/S, BENELUX & FIN
Sept. 1st: UK & Rest of Europe
Sept. 3rd: ESP

The track listing for "Wisdom" is:

1. Wisdom
2. The Black Wings A Demon
3. The Noctuus
4. The Earth Will Deliver What Heaven Desires
5. The Order
6. Born For War
7. Promises Made To The Earth
8. The Vow
9. Morning Sun (Satanas)

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HammerFall Releases "Hector's Hymn" Music Video

Swedish power metal act HammerFall premiered the new music video for the track "Hector's Hymn" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also in the player below). The song is the opening song from the new album "(r)Evolution," which drops on August 27th (SWE), August 29th (EU), Sept. 1st (UK) and Sept. 2nd (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records. A review for the album can be found over here.

The track list for the album is:

1. Hector's Hymn
2. (r)Evolution
3. Bushido
4. Live Life Loud
5. Ex Inferis
6. We Won't Back Down
7. Winter Is Coming
8. Origins
9. Tainted Metal
10. Evil Incarnate
11. Wildfire

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At The Gates Unveils "At War With Reality" Artwork

At The Gates, the pioneering band of the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal sound, has announced additional details about the highly anticipated "At War With Reality" comeback album, which is set for release on October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records.

Today, the band revealed the cover artwork (shown below), which was designed by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media. Chioreanu, who previously worked with bands such as Arch Enemy, Morgoth and Darkthrone, gave the strong lyrical theme of "At War With Reality" a conceptual togetherness with the visuals crafted for this project.

Vocalist/lyricist Tomas Lindberg commented on the album's theme: "The concept of 'At War with Reality' is based on the literary genre called 'Magic Realism.' The main style within this genre is the notion that 'reality' is ever-changing, and needs to be constantly re-discovered and re-conquered. We felt that Costin's artwork style would be the perfect visual contribution to this album, so he became the natural choice..."

Guitarist and main songwriter Anders Björler further explained: "I got in touch with Costin a few years back. I was immediately impressed with his dark and original style. He collaborated on some T-shirt designs for At The Gates as well as designing the album artwork for my Instrumental Project. We realized pretty early on that his style would accompany the music and the concept perfectly."

Additionally, Chioreanu checked in with the following comment: "I have been waiting for this album for almost 20 years and it's the biggest honor for me to illustrate it - As there is no greater achievement for a dreamer than the moment when the dream becomes reality. 'At War With Reality' is by far the most complex visual story I have ever created, from all points of view. From the very first moment the band presented the concept, I found it extremely stunning and at the same time super-challenging. I like to think that visual art and music are tools to explore our minds - to create, to discover and to push the limits. At the Gates, one of my all-time favorite Metal bands, offered me a chance to explore a new dimension." More...

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