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Last updated on May 30, 2015 at 12:35 AM ET

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

Kyng Playing Nepal Benefit Show

Metal For Nepal is a humanitarian initiative established to help raise funds for the victims and rural communities effected by the recent earthquake in Nepal. Southern California organizers are excited to unveil plans for a benefit concert to be held in Los Angeles on June 13th, sponsored by Revolver Magazine.

The show will take place on June 13th at the Complex in Glendale, California courtesy of Church of the 8th Day. Confirmed headliner is heavy metal outfit Kyng, along with direct support provided by sludge quartet 16 and further support will be provided by fellow Angeleno metallists’ Thrown Into Exile and Kaustik.

Tickets for the 21+ only event will be made available at the door for $15. One hundred percent of the money raised will be donated to the non-profit charity organization No Silence For Nepal, which features metal community members who are currently in the trenches providing food, water, and shelter, plus medication to the most remote villages where little to no help has yet arrived.

Kyng drummer Pepe Clark commented: “The power of music never ceases to amaze and the metal community is no different! Metal for Nepal is an amazing effort to help others in need and we are honored to have been asked to participate.” More...

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Tornados On Mars Gives Nemo A Nightmare

Florida "insanecore" band Tornados On Mars (formerly know as Nine Anomalies) has a new track online for streaming titled "Nemo's Nightmare."

Give it a listen below, or pick up a digital copy of the song through Bandcamp here. "Nemo's Nightmare" is the first track off an upcoming EP - stay tuned for more info.

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ASG Announces European Tour

ASG has confirmed a full European tour for this Summer. The North Carolinian heavy rockers will kick off the two week run on June 14th in London and it will run through June 28th including a pair of dates with Lamb of God.

This will be the second European outing for ASG since the release of last year's album, "Blood Drive," produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu).

Jun 14 Borderline London, United Kingdom
Jun 16 Black Sheep Montpellier, France
Jun 17 RockSound Barcelona, Spain
Jun 18 Jardin De Ceferina Vitoria, Spain
Jun 19 Heads Beach Brewery Hossegor, France
Jun 20 Hellfest 2015 Clisson, France
Jun 22 Zeche Bochum, Germany
Jun 23 Bastard Club Osnabruck, Germany
Jun 24 La Zone Liege, Belgium
Jun 25 Kap Tormentoso Stuttgart, Germany
Jun 26 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Jun 27 Immerhin Wurzburg, Germany
Jun 28 Den Atelier Luxembourg More...

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Ecstatic Vision Explores The Astral Plane

The "Sonic Praise" album from Ecstatic Vision is due out June 30th on Relapse Records, with new song "Astral Plane" available below. Relapse also comments:

"Ecstatic Vision exploded onto Philadelphia's scene with one of the most thrilling guitar driven records in a LONG time. The trio have properly captured the sound of their phenomenal - hell of a ride live show which in time earned them a signing to Relapse Records. 'Sonic Praise' weaves the guitar heroics of the 70's heavy classics of UFO and Hawkwind with the rhythmic intensity of Sun Ra and Fela Kuti. Massive riffs vibe seamlessly with deep rhythms to create one of the most original and best heavy psych debuts in years.

"Recorded at various studios throughout Philadelphia, the group's debut is an acid-tinged mix of trance inducing, primitive African tribal and heavy psych a la Hawkwind, Goat and Amon Düül II. The band formed in early 2014 and has already played numerous high profile shows like Pallbearer, Georgia's Meltasia Festival alongside Black Lips, Nik Turner's Hawkwind and toured North America with YOB and Enslaved. This June you can catch them on the east coast for a few dates with Creepoid - stay tuned for more." More...

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Lycus Finishes New Album

Oakland, CA funeral death/doom quartet Lycus has completed the recordings for a sophomore full-length and Relapse Records debut.

The album was recorded at Atomic Garden Studios in Palo Alto, CA this April and will once again feature album art from renowned Italian painter Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Bell Witch).

The band has announced a series of west coast dates this summer with Dispirit to play new material. The shows kick off on June 4th in Sacramento, CA with Ufomammut and Usnea and a complete listing of dates is available below.

Originally formed in 2008, Lycus released a debut demo in 2011 which was later reissued by The Flenser the following year. 2013 saw the group release debut full-length, entitled "Tempest," on 20 Buck Spin Records (listen below).

Jun 05 Complex LA Los Angeles, CA
Jun 06 The Merrow San Diego, CA
Jul 11 Highline Seattle, WA
Oct 08 Complex LA Los Angeles, CA More...

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Vereor Nox Teaches Liberation Through Sacrifice

Following the release of the "Kronos: Fear" track (still available for streaming here), the Italian symphonic blackened death band Vereor Nox has a new track online. Check out "Fenrir: Liberation Through Sacrifice" in the YouTube player below.

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Nefertem Streaming "Us, United"

The track "Us, United" can be heard in the YouTube player below, coming off the "All Hell Breaks Loose" EP from Sri Lankan metal band Nefertem.

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Ethereal Dawn Taps Petr Eflimov For New Song

Petr Elfimov lent his vocals to the new Ethereal Dawn track "Break Us," which will appear on full-length album "The Moonlight Of Gloom." Check out the song below, followed by a video showcasing vocal recordings. Ethereal Dawn also commetns:

"You may have seen him in Eurovision 2009 singing for Belarus with the incredible song ‘Eyes That Never Lie.’ He’s a very talented and great singer/musician. His voice sounds really great with the song 'Break Us!' So check it out now!" More...

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Archaeologist Streaming Full EP

Archaeologist's full "Vol. II" EP is now online for streaming and can be heard below. The release was mastered by Steven Ostroske of Third Eye Studios and features a guitar solo in "Aggressor" by Avi of The Raven Autarchy as well as guest vocals in "Beyond The Edge" by Steven Ostroske. Artwork was handled by Lorraine Green and the track listing is as follows:

1. Aggressor
2. Lucid Dreams
3. Unforgiving Skies
4. The Void
5. Beyond The Edge More...

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Thornesbreed Streams "Dividua Anima Pt. I"

Brutal black metal outfit Thornesbreed just released new track "Dividua Anima Pt. I" online - listen in via the SoundCloud clip below (courtesy of No Clean Singing).

The track hails from the band's second album, "GTRD," set for international release on June 29th via Art of Propaganda. "GTRD" is Thornesbreed's first full-length in 12 years, and first new release since 2011 as well as the band's first for Art of Propaganda. The track listing is as follows:

1. Death, lucid Death
2. Not a second from Oceans to frozen Wastelands
3. Abendwerk
4. A Marrow’s Void
5. Perpetual Stigmata
6. Horns ov Gaia
7. Dividua Anima Pt. I
8. Towards the liquid paltry Grounds More...

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Crowned Kings Posts "Forked Road" Video

Crowned Kings has a new music video available below for the track "Forked Road," taken off the album of the same name. The new album was produced by Nick Jett (Terror) and features Dre Stewart (Donnybrook). Pre-order your copy via Demons Run Amok here.

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TLTITWTKUA Posts Guitar Playthrough

The Lone Tree In The Woods That Killed Us All (a band that should really tour with Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire) has a new playthrough video up now for "Apex II: Movement III." Check it out below, and you can also stream the full "Apex II" album by heading over to this location.

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Wisdom In Chains Streams Full LP

Eastern Pennsylvania's unstoppable Wisdom In Chains is now streaming empowering "The God Rhythm" LP in its entirety.

Initially set for release on June 30th, the album's street date has been pushed forward, now set to hit the streets on June 16th, and today, the entire anthem-packed, fourteen-track record is now playing online. Check it out below. Wisdom In Chains will also be performing live on these upcoming dates:

6/27/2015 Club Reverb - Reading, PA *record release show
7/23/2015 The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore
8/05-08/2015 Fortress Josefov, CZ @ Brutal Assault More...

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Total Metal Fest To Skip 2015 Edition

Following the 2014 edition of the fest, it has been made official today that there will be no Total Metal Festival taking place this year. Luigi Pisanello, director of the organizing agency Vivo Management, explains why:

“It was since many months that we were almost sure about this decision. We delayed trying to find a less bitter way to announce it to our supporters but we realized that it wasn't possible to sweeten a bad news like this.

"After the last edition was easy for anyone to expect another magnificent festival; all those who joined the TMF2014 have experienced (without exaggeration) two of the most beautiful days of their own metalhead life! We had excellent and worldwide renowned bands, a stage and a sound-lights system that rivals any other big Italian festival, a highly-experienced staff that has served our users impeccably, games, free camping, a number of toilets even higher than necessary and all, but really everything, what fits with a class 'A' music festival!

"But being so meticulous cost us a really huge amount of money and, unfortunately, the response of the audience (though still plentiful and very warm) was less than our estimates. Then I personally found that other Italian festivals of the same kind, arranged with much less attention to details and, in some cases, even with a more skimpy artistic bill, obtained, with similar ticket costs, the same numbers in terms of public response, but with much less onerous investments from the organizers. More...

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Idolatry In Vehicle Crash, Cancels Show

Edmonton’s own Idolatry was involved in a car accident on May 28th on Highway 17 East of Wawa, Ontario.

While travelling down a gravel road the band's vehicle veered off the road and into the ditch. Lord Matzigkeitus (vocals) sustained some cracked ribs during the accident, but no other members were severely hurt.

The black metal group has been on tour performing in Canada and was on route to a May 29th show in Brandon, MB, which would have been the last date of the tour and was subsequently cancelled. The band apologizes to fans who were hoping to see the performance.

Idolatry has launched a crowdfunding campaign here to raise money for vehicle repairs and fuel to get back to Edmonton. The band comments:

“Our band Idolatry went out east for our first Canadian tour and right before our last show had a vehicle accident. We are all fine, bruised but fine. Unfortunately, we have to cancel the remainder of the tour and need your help to make it back to Edmonton, Alberta. If you can make a donation we would be incredibly grateful.” More...

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Inferis Posts Acoustic Video

Following the departure of guitarist Gonzalo Medinelli last month, Chilean band Inferis has released via Youtube an acoustic video for the single "Farewell." The track will appear on an upcoming album that is currently being recorded, with more details to come soon.

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