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Last updated on November 24, 2014 at 10:25 AM ET

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

Cyrenic To Release Self-Title Debut EP

Cyrenic, the brainchild of Lior "Steinmetal" Stein and Federico "FedeRock" Taich, both of the Israeli Heavy Metal band Switchblade, announced the impending self-release of the debut self-titled EP. The date for the EP has not yet been revealed, but the release was produced, mixed and mastered by Taich at Flam Studios in Haifa, Israel. The EP artwork band logo were created by Val Smirnoff.

For some time, the two friends have expressed their wishes to compose music for their true passion for the "magical era of New Wave of British Heavy Metal" from the early 80's. Therefore, they started writing songs, inspired by the 80's British grandeur. To complete the lineup, they turned to highly talented young British bass player, Dan Mailer (Kaine) and veteran drummer/producer Garry King of (Achillea/Ex-Exocism/ex-Joe Lynn Turner).

The EP will featuring new tracks, including the track "Deadnight Rider" (which can be heard in the player below), along with two covers. Prolific drummer, Chris MacKinnon (Kaine) contributed drum work for the cover tracks. The track list is as follows:

1. Deadnight Rider
2. Tyrant
3. Cyrenic
4. Denim and Leather (Saxon Cover)
5. No Prayer for The Dying (Iron Maiden Cover)


Lior "Steinmetal" Stein – Vocals
Federico "FedeRock" Taich – Lead / Rhythm Guitars
Dan Mailer – Bass
Garry King – Drums More...

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Blizzard Hunter Signs With Pure Underground

Peruvian speed metal/traditional metal act Blizzard Hunter have signed on with Pure Underground Records (a division of Pure Steel Records) for the release of the debut full length album "Heavy Metal to the Vein." The album is expected for release in 2015, though the exact date has not been announced.

Blizzard Hunter hails from Lima, Peru and released a self-titled demo in 2011 and the 2014 EP "Conqueror of Destiny." The band proclaimed: "We proudly announce the release of our 1st full-length album called 'Heavy Metal to the Vein' in collaboration with the German label Pure Underground Records. The album contains 10 songs of pure Heavy Metal!"

The lineup for the band is:

Sebastian “Dragon” Palma (ex-Morvidhen, Lightning) - vocals
Lucho Sanchez (ex-Disinter, ex-Necropsya, ex-Bleed of Hate) - guitars
Toño “Wild Rocker” Rojas - guitars
Lalo “Indú” Salas - bass
Daniel “Frost” Ruiz de Castilla (ex-Rotten Evisceration, ex-Two Face Sinner) - drums More...

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Kalidia Streaming Track "Harbinger Of Serenity"

Italian melodic power metal act Kalidia is streaming the track "Harbinger of Serenity." The song appears on the debut full length album "Lies Device," which is available now from the band at this location.

The track features a guest appearance from Etherna/Opening Scenery vocalist Andrea Racco. Check it out here:

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KXM Releases "Faith Is A Room" Music Video

KXM - the union of King's X frontman Dug Pinnick, Lynch Mob's George Lynch (ex-Dokken) and Korn's Ray Luzier - released a new music video for the track "Faith is a Room." The song appears on the debut self-titled release which is available via Rat Pak Records.

Check out "Faith is a Room" here:

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Lykaion Releases "Accept Yourself" Lyric Video

Italian progressive metal act Lykaion posted a new lyric video for the new track "Accept Yourself." The song appears on the sophomore LP "Heavy Lullabies," which was expected for release earlier in the year, but was pushed back. There is still no official release date set for the album.

"Heavy Lullabies" was recorded, mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studios in October 2013 and was produced by the band. The track list for the album is:

1. Heavy Lullaby
2. For Love
3. Anthem
4. I Don't Love You Anymore
5. Waitin'
6. Smile
7. End of Time
8. Out of My Heart
9. Animal
10. Accept Yourself
11. 'Till the End More...

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The Answer Re-Signs With Napalm Records

Northern Irish Rockers The Answer announced that they have re-signed with Napalm Records. The band released their last album "New Horizon" in September 2013 to critical acclaim and has just finished work on the sophomore record entitled "Raise a Little Hell." The album will be released on March 6th (GSA/Benelux), March 9th (UK and Europe) and March 10th (North America).

Lead vocalist Cormac Neeson commented, “We’re delighted to be extending our relationship with the Napalm family and look forward to great times ahead! During summer 2014 we hightailed ourselves down to Madrid to record our new album with long time friend and producer, Will Maya. Our time in Spain represents one of the most productive and enjoyable chapters in The Answer’s colourful history. Our new album ‘Raise A Little Hell’ comes from deep down inside. We brought the blues, the swagger and soul back into the studio and emerged from it with an album that encapsulates our unabated love for making the music we make. We’re all incredibly proud and thrilled with this record!”

More information on the album is expected soon. The band has launched a pre-order pledge drive, which can be accessed at this location. More...

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Heavenwood Streams "The Empress" Demo

Portuguese dark metallers Heavenwood released another pre-production demo track from the upcoming new album "The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part I." Check out the song "The Empress" in the player below. Earlier this month, the band launched a crowdfunding campaign to assist with the production of the release. Information on the various perk packages can be found over at this location.

The concept of the new release was inspired by Papus aka Gerard Encausse (July 13, 1865 - October 25, 1916), the Spanish-born French physician and hypnotist who popularized occultism and founded the modern Martinist Order.

Check out "The Empress" here:

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Marduk Confirmed For Kaltenbach Open Air 2015

Legendary Austrian Kaltenbach Open Air 2015 will be celebrating it's 10th anniversary with sweden's black metal veterans Marduk.

Among others they will be supported by:

Agalloch - Dark Folk Metal, USA*
Anaal Natrakh - Extreme Metal, England
Benighted - Deathgrind, France
Dark Funeral - Black Metal, Sweden*
Darkfall - Thrash/Death Metal, Austria
God Dethroned - Death Metal, Netherlands*
Krisiun- Death Metal, Brazil
Rotting Christ - Dark Metal, Greece
Thulcandra - Black/Death Metal, Germany

* Exclusive show in Austria

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Interloper Auditioning Singers

Interloper a new technical progressive metal project hailing from from California, USA and consisting of Miles Dimitri Baker (Ænimus), Lucas Mann (Rings of Saturn), and Aaron Stechauner (Rings of Saturn, ex Abiotic) is currently auditioning singers with "clean-vocal"-skills.

Interested vocalists may contact the band via their facebook page.

You can now listen to Interloper's debut release "A Red Letter Day" below.

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Carcass & Goatwhore Songs Featured In "Elementary"

The song "Captive Bolt Pistol" by Carcass, and "Baring Teeth for Revolt" by Goatwhore were featured in this weeks episode of the CBS crime drama series "Elementary". The scene in question also contains an apparent nod to Chuck Schuldiner in the form of a character named after the late Death frontman.

"Elementary" stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks NYPD's most impossible cases.

You can now watch the hilarious scene below.

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AC/DC Posts "Rock or Bust" Video

AC/DC unleashed the official "Rock or Bust" clip today with invited fans participating in the video shoot.

AC/DC shot the clip in London, playing in the round to a group of fans. The band shot "Rock or Bust" again without drummer Phil Rudd, who is scheduled to appear in court on November 27 being charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. Drummer Bob Richards (Shogun) sat behind the kit for the filming of the video.

AC/DC’s "Rock or Bust" follows the recent single "Play Ball". The new album drops on December 2.

You can now watch the "Rock or Bust" video below.

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