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Last updated on December 4, 2016 at 11:51 AM ET

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

Carrier Flux Working On Album

U.S. avant-garde black metal outfit Carrier Flux has a new studio release in the works, and now the band is giving a look at what's happening on the studio side at Facebook here. The first update reads:

"Carrier Flux is hard at work on the next album. I'll be giving a virtual tour of the studio that's been built up over the past 20+ years. Some of the equipment is home-made, most of it mass-production.

"All of it was carefully selected and deliberately integrated to form a dark atmospheric soundscape. Today's photo is the majority of the studio as a whole. Later I'll go into details about the individual components." More...

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The Order Of Elijah Announces Winter Tour

Luxor Records bands The Order Of Elijah and Upon A Broken Throne have announced their forthcoming winter tour plans. This nine day tour will start on December 29th in Joplin, MO and will run south ending in Fayetteville, AR on January 8th.

The Order OF Elijah vocalist Shannon Low comments: "This tour marks a turning point for The Order Of Elijah, we are at the end of a season and on the verge of a new album announcement. We'll be hitting the road with full energy.

12/29/2016 - Joplin, MO - Blackthorne Pub
12/30/2016 - Kansas City, MO - All Stars Rock Bar
12/31/2016 - Oklahoma City, OK - Thunder Alley Venue
1/1/2017 - Dallas, TX - Freak Show Studios
1/3/2017 - Eagle Pass, TX - VFW Post 8562
1/4/2017 - Austin TX - Texas Mist
1/5/2017 - Corpus Christi, TX - Boozerz Rock Bar
1/7/2017 - Shreveport, LA - Bushnookies
1/8/2017 - Fayetteville, AR - Nomads More...

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Almah Posts New Music Video

Brazilian metallers Almah, led by ex-Angra singer Edu Falaschi, have a new music video online for "Sperarnaza," which can be viewed below.

The video is in support of Almah's latest album entitled "E.V.O" that was released this past September via Test Your Metal Records in North America.

"E.V.O" is the 5th studio album from Almah and was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil at IMF studios by Tito Falaschi plus mixed and mastered by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited in Los Angeles. If you haven't heard it yet, the full album can be streamed here. More...

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Lemmy Statue Documentary Comes Online

Last August, artist Travis Moore unveiled his statue to honour the passing of late Motorhead frontman Lemmy at Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar And Grill – the singer and bassist’s favorite haunt.

A short video documentary titled "Live to Win" has been posted online, where Hirax''s Katon De Pena, Anne de Pena, Travis Moore, and Mikey Maglieri tell us how the statue came to be from the idea to it's conception.

The life-size bronze sculpture was commissioned after fans and friends contributed to a fundraising campaign following Lemmy’s death in December. The patio at the Rainbow was also recently dedicated as "Lemmy's Lounge."

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Dawn Of Disease To Play Wacken 2017

Dawn of Disease just announced the band will perform at the legendary Wacken Open Air in 2017 on the "Night To Dismember." The Wacken organizers issued this statement:

“Today we present you a new concept for the upcoming Wacken Open Air: The Night To Dismember! This pitch-black night of destruction will take place parallel to the known Night To Remember on Thursday, but the focus is set on carefully selected music for friends of the cultured noise.

"The already announced Mayhem and Napalm Death are the basement and now we add the following acts: Aborted, Imperium Dekadenz, Dawn of Disease, Brujeria and Batushka!”

Dawn of Disease has these upcoming 2016 / 2017 tour dates lined up so far:

07.12.2016 - Kwadrat, Kraków (/w Amon Amarth & Grand Magus)
08.12.2016 - B90, Gdansk (/w Amon Amarth & Grand Magus)
09.12.2016 - Progresja, Warszawa (/w Amon Amarth & Grand Magus)
30.12.2016 - Tivoli, Bremen (/w Sodom)
31.12.2016 - Bastard Club, Osnabrück (/w Sodom)
14.01.2017 - JZ Stricker, Bielefeld (/w Lost World Order & Savage Blood)
07.04.2017 - Schlachtfest XVIII, Aurich (/w Thulcandra...)
03.08.2017 - Wacken Open Air, Wacken (/w Napalm Death, Mayhem, Aborted...) More...

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Nachtzeit Announces New EP

Nachtzeit from Swedish group Lustre returns with a second solo EP of minimalistic, monotonous and primitive Nordic black metal. For followers of Burzum & Ildjarn, "the Sagor I Natten" EP will drop December 23rd, and today the opening track can be heard below.

1. Ett Fjärran Minne
2. De Färdas Genom Natten
3. Över Myr Och Mark
4. Där Allting Har Sin Början More...

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Sunday Old School: Orphaned Land

Folk metal has become one of the more popular sub genres among rockers in the current age. While it was pioneered by the likes of Skyclad and Cruachan, it has gone on to produce stars such as Korpiklaani and Finntroll. However, one country which has the ingredients to make a great folk metal band is Israel, for it contains a mix of rich folklore from both Jewish and Arab populations, as well as the tense atmosphere and constant threat of war which contributes to the metal style so well. One of the country's most well known bands, as well as one of the world's most popular folk metal groups, would be Orphaned Land.

The band were formed in 1991, by vocalist Kobi Farhi, bass player Uri Zelcha, guitarists Matti Svatizky and Yossi Sassi and drummer Sami Bachar, originally going by the name Resurrection, before changing their moniker to the more familiar Orphaned Land. The group slogged it out in the club scene, eventually recording a demo in 1993 entitled, "The Beloved's Cry," which was met with very strong praise from the metal underground and gained the attention of French record label, Holy Records, who soon snapped up the band. More...

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Ignition Premieres New Song "Psycho"

German metal band Ignition premieres the title track from the band's upcoming debut album "Psycho", which will be out in stores December 08, 2016.

Check out now "Psycho" below.

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