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Last updated on August 30, 2014 at 12:26 AM ET

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Dawnbringer Reveals New Album Details

Dawnbringer has completed work on the band's new album “Night Of The Hammer,” which was recorded at Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios and is due out October 28th, 2014. Profound Lore Records comments:

"Continuing in true heavy metal glory, 'Night Of The Hammer' is a unique and different expression within the Dawnbringer repertoire while at the same time forging on in the name of real genuine metal through an album more mid-paced, a bit more stripped down, even with some folk-esque musical moments surfacing where the focus on melody and especially Black’s vocal performance becomes even more defined and apparent.

"Another key defining characteristic of 'Night Of The Hammer' is the stronger sense of the classic cult metal vibe running throughout the album, having that kind of aura reminiscent of those early ‘80s outsider hidden gem metal classics that had their own distinct voice during their time while remaining relevant in the present day."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Alien
2. The Burning Of Home
3. Nobody There
4. Xiphias
5. Hands Of Death
6. One-Eyed Sister
7. Damn You
8. Not Your Night
9. Funeral Child
10. Crawling Off To Die More...

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Nita Strauss Checks In From Tour

Shred guitarist Nita Strauss joined up with Alice Cooper earlier this summer and immediately went on a massive tour across North America with Motley Crue, which will continue through the Fall.

Strauss takes the place of Orianthi, who has toured with Alice for the past few years. She was also recently ranked #1 on Guitar World's list of "10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know." Strauss now checks in with the following report:

"The past two months on the Motley Crue Final tour have been unreal! Every time the curtain drops to start our set and I feel the crowd roar wash over me it's amazing to look to my right and see the legendary Alice Cooper. We have made so many great memories on this tour playing to sold out amphitheaters and arenas all over North America and meeting tons of new fans. Hard to believe we only have a week left of the first leg of this tour. Motley has been a blast to tour with. The band and crew have been so great to us and they put on a hell of a show every single night.

"I'm really excited about partnering up with All Axess for the launch of my website. Not only is that going to be the place to get any and all news about what I'm up to, it also has tons of exclusive photos, videos and merchandise that you can only get there. Look for a slew of new instructional video lessons and photos over the next few months as I will constantly be keeping the site updated. Thanks for the support and hopefully see you all soon." More...

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Death Toll Rising Post Full Festival Set

Coming off a recent performance at Armstrong Metalfest 2014, Edmonton, AB's Death Toll Rising has released a new video of that entire set for fans, which can be seen below.

The band has also announced plans to perform at the Loud As Hell Fest (Drumheller, AB) on August 31st. Guitarist Drew Copland comments:

"Armstrong Metalfest is quickly getting the reputation as one of the best fests in all of Western Canada, and for our second year playing we thought it would be a great idea to have our set shot and edited for an online release. Everybody who was there knows just how rad the whole weekend was, and we had one of the best times playing and hanging out with many of the top bands from the region! This video is just a little taste of what the playing environment is like, and Armstrong Metalfest is growing each year, and will only get bigger and better from here. We look forward to rounding out our summer with a last string of devastating festivals in the end of August!"

Aug 31 - Loud as Hell - Drumheller AB w/ Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, Display of Decay and more More...

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