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Last updated on July 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM ET

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

Upon Shadows Releases Music Video

Upon Shadows has released a music video from the band's new ambient album "7 Stages Of Grief." You can watch "Understanding" in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Shock 03:56
2. Denial 04:32
3. Anger 05:34
4. Understanding 07:55
5. Guilt 04:48
6. Depression 05:55
7. Acceptance 03:48

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U.D.O. Recording New Album

Germany's U.D.O. - the band from Udo Dirkschneider - is currently working on a forthcoming full-length album. The band has issued the following brief announcement:

"Hi Everybody! Long time that we gave some news on what's going on. Well, here are some. Last week we started recording THE NEW ALBUM in Ibiza. A part from sun, beach and... we are very happy about the result so far.

"Of course we will post some pics on our Facebook..... so stay heavy, stay with us and don't forget you are all part of the team!! LET'S DO IT! Cheers."

This upcoming release will follow the 2013 album "Steelhammer" (reviewed here), with more detail to be announced in the near future. You can also check out a clip from the band's newly released live DVD below. More...

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For I Am King Cancels Tour Dates

For I Am King has issued the following announcement about cancelling upcoming tour dates:

"Unfortunately we have some bad news, our drummer Jaap broke his thumb and we are forced to cancel a few shows until he gets better.

"We're really sorry about this, and we'll make it up to you guys! Our first show will be the End of Summer HC Fest at Cafe Bluff in Heerlen on the 31st of August. It's going to be a blast so come out and have fun with us and lots of great bands!"

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RandomWalk Posts Studio Video

RandomWalk is currently working on a new album, and now the band has released a studio documentary clip.

See the band working on the guitar and bass recording for the "Declaration" album below. Steve Lado has taken on duties for the production of the album, with further details forthcoming. You can also stream the band's previous "Absolution" album over at this location.

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Zombiefication Streams "Infestation" Track

Zombiefication has released today "Infestation," the 5th track taken off upcoming album "Procession Through Infestation."

Give it a listen through Doomentia Records Bandcamp player below. The previously released track "Procession" is also still available for streaming over at this location.

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Endast Parting Ways With Guitarist

Endast recently revealed a 10th anniversary tour (dates available here), and now the band has issued the following statement about parting ways with Pepe Poliquin:

"It is with a heavy heart today that we make the announcement that our 10th anniversary tour will be our last tour with long time friend and bandmate Pepe Poliquin. We wanted Pepe to have the opportunity to explain his departure in his own words:

It's with a lot of sadness that my times as a guitar player with Endast is ending soon but it's not on bad terms it's more for health and personal reasons. But you probably all know that I have arthritis and touring and sometimes playing is hard but the guys in Endast are not just my friends they are my brothers and you don't lose family it's always gonna be there for me.

And as for my future in music I don't really know what is gonna happen I love music and I will always play some but maybe more as a hobby. And for all the bands and friends that I have in canada it's time to say a goodbye but not forever cause I know I will see you all again I'm sure and you fans I'm gonna miss you a lot and thanks for the support and keep supporting the band. So I hope to see you guys on this tour and as for my brothers in Endast I wish you guys all the best and my heart will always be in Endast.

"Pepe has been a member of this band for many years and we have been through so much together. He's an integral part of our history and we could never have made it this far without him. He has sacrificed so much to help this band keep going and we will never forget that. We love our brother, we want him to be healthy and happy and wish him all the love we can possibly extend. We are super stoked that we get one last tour with Pepe. We would ask that everyone show him all the love in the world on this upcoming tour and send him off in style.

"With that being said, auditions are now open to the public. If you think you have what it takes to shred with Endast, please get at us. This is a serious band. We work hard, we tour hard, we party hard and we are ambitious as fuck. You have to be ready to be part of a family. If it sounds like something you'd dig being a part of, drop us a line on Facebook or speak to us at one of the shows on tour.

"We love you Pepe (aka Pepperoni, Peepee, Pepsi, Penis, Dr. Warmstick, Pepe Longstocking, Pepster)!!!" More...

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I, The Breather Posts Full Album Online

I, The Breather is currently streaming the full new "Life Reaper" album online, which comes out tomorrow, July 15th.

You can now stream the entire album online in the playlist below, including the song "Swine:Cult," that features guest vocals from Rick Armellino from This Or The Apocalypse. You can also watch the music video for "Soul:Seek" video over at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Setting:Sun
2. Soul:Seek
3. Self:Restore
4. Life:Reaper
5. Dear:Devil
6. Swine:Cult
7. Demon:Dreams
8. Shape:Shifter
9. Re:Volution
10. Chain:Breaker
11. Identity:Crisis More...

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Solace Of Requiem To Tour With Ulcerate

Solace Of Requiem has issued the following brief announcement about hitting the road in Europe this Winter:

"We are delighted to announce we will be hitting Europe this winter supporting Ulcerate and Wormed! We will be promoting our new CD 'Casting Ruin' which is out on the 29th August. Get ready for some carnage!"

11/21/2014 Vera – Groningen, NL
11/22/2014 Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
11/23/2014 MTC – Cologne, DE
11/24/2014 Podium Grenswerk – Venlo, NL
11/25/2014 Club Kamikaze – Mechelen, BL
11/26/2014 Glazart – Paris, FR
11/27/2014 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR
11/28/2014 TBA – FR
11/29/2014 Razz3 – Barcelona, SP
11/30/2014 Caracol – Madrid, SP
12/01/2014 Sonora – Erandio, Vizacaya, SP
12/02/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes (Aix-en-Provence), FR
12/03/2014 LO-FI – Milano, IT
12/04/2014 Freak Out Club – Bologna, IT
12/05/2014 Downi – Worblaufen, CH
12/06/2014 Nurnberg Deathfest – Nurnberg, DE
12/07/2014 The Escape – Vienna, AT
12/08/2014 ShowBarlang – Budapest, HU
12/09/2014 Modra Vopice – Prague, CZ
12/10/2014 TBA – Berlin, DE
12/11/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
12/12/2014 Hammerschmiede – Kassel, DE
12/13/2014 TBA – Mannheim, DE
12/14/2014 Willemeen – Arnhem, NL More...

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Sunday Old School: Krisiun

As most sports fans, and even many who aren’t, are aware, today marks the final day of the FIFA World Cup, the largest international tournament in the sporting world. This year, it was held in Brazil, a country known globally for their love of and talent for football. But there’s another area the Brazilians seem to excel at, as Sunday Old School has shown in the past by highlighting such bands as Ratos de Parão and Sarcófago, and that is that Brazil has given birth to some of the most crushing metal bands of all time, as we’ll see today by taking a look at another of their excellent exports, Krisiun. The band was formed in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul, in 1990 by three brothers, Moyses and Max Kolesne, who handled guitar and drum duties respectively and singing bassist, Alex Camargo, who uses their mothers maiden name. They were heavily influenced by the aggressive metal of such acts as Morbid Angel and Slayer and recorded two demos before deciding that their career would stand more of a chance if they moved to Sao Paulo in 1995, where they were almost immediately spotted and signed by Dynamo Records.

The band recorded and released their debut studio album, "Black Force Domain" that same year and displayed their influences proudly with covers of "Nuclear Winter" by Sodom and the Kreator track, "Total Death." The album was well received by the death metal fans who heard it and soon afterwards, their brutal sound was to be brought to a larger audience when they signed with German record label, GUN. The group’s first release through their new label came in 1998 with the album, "Apocalyptic Revelations," which was also met with a positive response amongst the death metal community. More...

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