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Last updated on January 24, 2015 at 1:04 PM ET

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

Winds Of Genocide Streaming Full Album

The new Winds Of Genocide album "Usurping The Throne Of Disease" is out now via Pulverised Records, and you can stream the full release below or pick up a copy of your own at this location.

"Usurping The Throne Of Disease" features guest spots by Robert Pehrsson from Death Breath on "Deathstrike Of The Scythe" and Fred Estby on "Millions Lie Slaughtered." The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Howling Wolves Of Armageddon
2. Deathstrike Of The Scythe
3. Venomous Warfare
4. Into The Darkness Of Eternal Nuclear Winter
5. Usurping The Throne Of Disease
6. Millions Lie Slaughtered
7. Till Graven
8. Mass Graves Of The Innocent
9. Swathed By The Black Wings Of Death More...

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Acid King Reveals New Album Details

Acid King has unveiled the cover art for forthcoming album, "Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere" (available April 14th).

The artwork for "Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere" was done by tattoo artist, Tim Lehi. Lehi has done cover art and posters for High on Fire, Earthless, and Witch.

The album was recorded at both Sharkbite and Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, mixed at Different Fur Studios, and produced by Acid King and Billy Anderson. The digital release will be released independently via Acid King while physical copies, both CD and vinyl, will be available via Svart Records.

“We had several songs in the works over the years that we spent most of our time touring Europe but in between working our day jobs, we didn’t put the effort into recording,” explained singer/guitar player Lori S. “I really wanted to accelerate the process and get new music out. It’s time. This music that we’ve been playing for so long, that was initially obscure and underground, seemed to grow over these past 10 years and the timing was right to release this now!” More...

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Beheaded Recruits New Guitarist

Beheaded has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitar player:

"We're happy to officially announce and give a warm welcome to Simone Brigo who fills the spot of second guitar player returning Beheaded back to a 5 piece line up.

"Simone, who some of you might know from Italian based Blasphemer has been working with us on the upcoming album and will also join us on stage during the European tour with Hour of Penance and Christ Agony." More...

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Rocklahoma 2015 Lineup Announced

After a record-breaking 2014 with over 60,000 fans in attendance, Rocklahoma - presented by Bud Light - returns to “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK for its ninth year on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th with a lineup featuring top current rock artists and classic bands.

The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day. In addition, the campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday. and Sunday. The current band lineup for Rocklahoma 2015 is as follows:

Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, Live, Anthrax, Ministry, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Apocalyptica, The Winery Dogs (featuring Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy & Richie Kotzen), Motionless In White, In Flames, Aranda, Nonpoint, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, You Me At Six, Periphery, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Starset, Shaman’s Harvest, Upon A Burning Body, Sabaton, Like A Storm, Crobot, Islander, Sons of Texas, Wayland, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nasty Habit, Lynam, Bai Bang, Black Tora, ASKA, Kingdragon, BabyJane, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, Dead Metal Society, Ratchet Dolls, Diamond Lane, Mystery, Ragdoll, Mycah, Delta Rose, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Warlock Texas, Mach22, Dellacoma, Station, Tempt, Project Terror, London's Dungeon, Ivy Stone, Lamp Shade Betty, We The Ghost, Well Hung Heart, NICNOS, Even the Dogs, SONS, A Course Of Action, DREK, and Lovebettie, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.

“We literally spend months and months piecing together the exact right mix of artists for Rocklahoma each year,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “Linkin Park and Slayer happen to be two of the most requested artists by the fans of Rocklahoma to play, so to get them both at the same time is a major coup. But surrounding them with the exact right element of bands that span the spectrum of classic to current and metal to lighter rock, that’s the key. This year’s lineup has that perfect balance with a little something for everyone.”

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Cult Leader Announces Spring Shows

Cult Leader (featuring members of Gaza) will be touring its way out to, and back from, recording a new LP at Godcity with Kurt Ballou this Spring.

Joining the band on select dates will be Purge, Old Wounds, Hollow Earth, and Full Of Hell. Dates for the trek are as follows:

March 3 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collective
March 4 Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studios
March 5 St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
March 6 Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter Lounge
March 7 Columbus, OH @ The House with No Name*
March 9 Washington, DC @ The Dougout*
March 10 Wilmington, DE @ Claymont VFW*#
March 11 Montclair, NJ @ Uncle Slevs*
March 12 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall*
March 24 Burlington, VT @ Monkey House^
March 25 Sherbrooke, ON @ La Murdoch^
March 26 Montreal, QC @ La PBR^
March 27 Ottawa, ON @ Le Bistro^
March 28 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck^
March 30 Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City^ %
March 31 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class%
April 1 Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary%
April 2 Chicago, IL @ Club Rectum%
April 3 Omaha, NE @ Midtown Art Supply
April 4 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November

* w/ Purge
^ w/ Old Wounds
% w/ Hollow Earth
# Full of Hell

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Ad Extirpenda Posts "Augustus" Video

Metal-loving history nerds take note: French outfit Ad Extirpenda has a new video clip online for the track "Augustus," which can be seen below.

The video illustrates a track taken off the self-released "Cathartic" album, revolving around the concept of the Cathar heresy and subsequent Albigensian crusade launched by the Catholic church against the Cathars.

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Silver Desert Releases Debut EP

Indian prog/metalcore band Silver Desert has a debut EP release online titled "Trait." You can stream all the songs below or over at the group's Bandcamp page here. The "Trait" track listing is:

1. Towards Denial 04:32
2. Black Lantern 04:57
3. Why Don't You Shut Up 04:42
4. Mask of Sweat 03:25 More...

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Hell:On Streaming "Filth"

Ukrainian thrash/death band Hell:On has a new track online for streaming titled "Filth," which is the first song from upcoming new album "Once Upon A Chaos..."

The album will drop later this Spring and "Filth" can now be heard below. For more from Hell:On, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Fatum Aeternum Releases "The Pain"

After almost a year of silence, Fatum Aeternum presents new maxi single “The Pain,” intended to be the first in a sequence of releases, aimed to be a new vision of dark rock and gothic metal.

Renewed with strong electronics bit, arranged by Steve Gershin, and completed by the sound production of George Falk, “The Pain” is a deep and highly visualized presentation of all the bands’ influences.

Fatum Aeternum comments: “After releasing our previous single 'One Bastard' we once again went into a creative search. It took us a while, but eventually we came across the combination that fits us both as a band and as individuals. This combination includes dominating atmosphere created by the new means of technology, specifically by Orion Platinum by Synapse Audio Software and Addictive Drums by XLN Audio. We’re very grateful to the creators of these amazing tools for helping musicians to achieve a great sound easily and with affordable price.”

The single is available for download at this location, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Pain
2. Market World (Hysterical Passion Mix)
3. One Bastard (Remastered)
4. The Pain (Piano Version) More...

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Inner Sanctum Posts New Lyric Video

It's been six years since India's Inner Sanctum released the very promising "Provenance" EP (read our review here), and now the band finally has a follow-up on the horizon.

The "Legions Awake" full-length is due out in March, and today to celebrate the impending release a lyric video has come online for new song "Wake Of Destruction." The video was directed and animated by Igor Omodei, while the track was mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios.

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