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Freak Kitchen Announces New Album

Swedish experimental metal act Freak Kitchen, featuring Planet Alliance guitarist Mattias IA Eklundh, announced that the band's new album will be entitled "Cooking With Pagans" and will be issued on September 16th in North America via Lasers Edge Records. The album is the first release in five years (2009's "Land of the Freaks").

Thanks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, bringing in almost $150,000, a very ambitious animated video, directed by legendary artist (and author of Blacksad) Juanjo Guarnido to the track "Freak of the Week" is in pain staking production by a world-class team of animators. The video will premiere at Comic Con in New York in October.

Freak Kitchen has always been a respected live act and for the first time the energetic live vibe of the band has been captured in the studio. With influences stretching from AC/DC to classical South Indian music the three Norsemen, lead by guitar virtuoso Mattias IA Eklundh, truly have a sound of their own. "Cooking with Pagans" offers eleven intense original songs plus a sophisticated punk pop version of the 1936 hit "Goody Goody" like you've never heard it before.

Mattias IA Eklundh commented: "You can expect a beefy rock album, freak style. I think that Cooking With Pagans finally has the sound and energy of Freak Kitchen live; the energy and rawness. It is anything but overproduced, stripped down, drums, bass and guitar. To the point."

The band will tour the world from November and the better part of 2015 to support their new release. The track listing for "Cooking With Pagans" is:

1. Professional Help
2. Freak of the Week
3. Sloppy
4. Goody Goody
5. (Saving Up For An) Anal Bleach
6. Private Property
7. Methematics of Defeat
8. I Don't Want to Golf
9. Hide
10. Come Back to Comeback
11. Ranks of the Terrified
12. Once Upon a Time in Scandanaviastan More...

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Calibre Zero Signs With Pure Steel Publishing

Spanish hard rock act/traditional metal act Calibre Zero, featuring ex-Steel Horse vocalist Ricardo Lázaro, has signed on with Pure Steel Publishing for the release of the band's fourth studio album, as of yet untitled. More information on the new album will be announced soon, but the release date has been set for September 19th. The album is the follow up to the 2011 release "Muerde la Vida" (issued via Gaser Records).

The band commented: "It´s great to announce Calibre Zero and Pure Steel Records are going to be working together for our new album, a great company which offers us the chance of an important presence in European metal scene.

"We have been working very hard all around America and Spain for 4 years with more than 200 shows and 3 albums released, and now, is the moment for Europe. Our best work is going to be released for a great a company and we are absolutely exited about it! A new time is in front of us and we are going to do our best work for making a successful relationship between Pure Steel and Calibre Zero. Thanks for trusting in us!"

Calibre Zero is:

Pedro Peláez – bass
Ricardo Lázaro (Opus Dead, Thunderheart, ex-Steel Horse) – vocals
Antonio Cuenca – drums
Miguel Lázaro - guitars More...

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Threshold Posts Lyric Video For New Track

U.K. progressive metal act Threshold released a lyric video for the new track "Watchtower on the Moon." The song is the opening track of the upcoming new release "For The Journey." The album was produced by Karl Groom and Threshold keyboardist Richard West at Thin Ice Studios in England and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox in Finland. It is scheduled for release on September 19th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing is:

1. Watchtower on the Moon
2. Unforgiven
3. The Box
4. Turned to Dust
5. Lost in Your Memory
6. Autumn Red
7. The Mystery Show
8. Siren Sky
9. I Wish I Could (Bonus Track - digipak, vinyl and download versions)
10. Lost in Your Memory (Acoustic Version) (Bonus Track - vinyl and download versions)

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The Order Of Israfel Posts Preview Of Debut LP

Sweden's The Order of Israfel posted an interactive preview clip, which features clips from the entire debut release "Wisdom." The album is set to be released via Napalm Records on September 9th in North America (full release schedule listed below).

The full release schedule is:

Aug. 27th: NOR/SWE
Aug. 29th: G/A/S, BENELUX & FIN
Sept. 1st: UK & Rest of Europe
Sept. 3rd: ESP
Sept. 9th: USA/CAN

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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