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Interview

The Real Cristina Scabbia

Tuesday, October 14th. I step outside the parking garage across from Greene Street Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, and am nearly swept right off my feet.

Two members of Lynchburg, Virginia-based metal trio Mourn The Illusion, Jeremy McConville and Matt Burks, and I have just kicked off a whirlwind double-header concert trek through our neighbor to the south, braving relentless rain most of the way. For now, the rain has dissipated, replaced by a bracing wind that almost makes me want to perk my ears for the town tornado siren.

Tonight’s show is headlined by none other than Italy’s Lacuna Coil, and I have an early “date” with co-singer Cristina Scabbia. As the first arrivals begin to congregate outside the box office, I punch in the number for the band’s tour manager, Gus, and realize it’s already stored on my phone.

“I think we’ve met before,” I tell Gus as he steps off the parked tour bus. The behind-the-scenes world of metal is a rather small one, after all.

“Some things never change,” he chuckles, “and another thing that apparently never changes is Musicians Forgetting To Check Their Watches. Cristina went shopping and hasn’t returned. Meet us back here in half an hour?”

Fair enough. We discover a cozy bar literally ten seconds around the street corner, the aptly named Stumble Stilkins, and thankfully remember to keep eyes on our own timepieces. After getting loosened up from the drive, we “stumble” against the whistling wind back to the bus and are finally ushered aboard.

With our ears still ringing, Cristina - an embodiment of several endearing Italian stereotypes, including talking excitedly with one’s hands - instructs us to make ourselves at home in the comfy back lounge. As I fire up my recorder, Jeremy and Matt casually inquire about her recent shopping jaunt. More...

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Harmony Premieres Lyric Video For New Track

On November 28th in Europe and December 2nd in North America, Swedish metal act Harmony will return with the new studio album "Theatre of Redemption." The album is the first in six years ("Chapter II: Aftermath" in 2008) and will be issued through Ulterium Records. Today, Metal Underground.com is pleased to premiere the first single and opening track "The Window of My Soul," which can be heard in the player below.

"Theatre of Redemption" features Daniel Heiman (ex-Lost Horizon, Heed) on vocals for all tracks, who replaces Henrik Båth (featured on the band's 2003 debut "Dreaming Awake," the 2008 EP "End of My Road" and the sophomore full length release "Chapter II: Aftermath" in 2008). It also is the debut appearance by new bassist Raphael Dafras (Almah) and new keyboardist John Svensson.

The album was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman (At The Gates, In Flames, Hammerfall) and mastered by Thomas "Plec" Johansson (Scar Symmetry, Watain).

"Theatre of Redemption" will be issued in the following formats: Regular CD edition, a Black wooden box edition (Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies, which includes the CD, booklet, a Harmony guitar pick, a sticker, a postcard and an exclusive 'The History of Harmony' 20-page booklet), Vinyl edition (Limited to 500 copies, which includes insert with lyrics) and the digital edition. All physical editions, as well as three different t-shirt designs, are available for preorder at the Ulterium Records Store at this location.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Window of My Soul
2. Inhale
3. Crown Me King
4. Son of the Morning
5. What If
6. Theatre of Redemption
7. Bloodbound
8. You Are
9. Hands of Time
10. In Search of More...

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Carcass Releases "Livestock Marketplace" Clip

Carcass released a new lyric video for the the new track "Livestock Marketplace." The song will appear on the upcoming new EP "Surgical Remission/Suplus Steel," which contains unreleased material recorded during the "Surgical Steel" sessions. The EP drops on November 17th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The EP track listing is:

1. A Wraith in the Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (Reprise)

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Messiah's Kiss Posts "Get Your Bulls Out" Preview

German metal act Messiah's Kiss, featuring ex-Jack Starr's Burning Star/ex-Riot (live) vocalist Mike Tirelli, posted a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Get Your Bulls Out." The album is set for release on December 5th via Massacre Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Livin' in Paradise
2. Immortal Memory
3. Rescue Anyone? Rescue Me!
4. Survivor (Take a Ride on My Heels)
5. Time to Say Goodbye
6. Only Murderers Kill Time
7. Fuel for Life
8. Mission to Kill
9. Symphony of Sin
10. Nobody Knows Your Name
11. Who's the First to Die
12. Whisper a Prayer
13. Without Forgiveness
14. Buried Alive (streaming here)

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The Flight Of Sleipnir Releases Artwork Video

Colordo psychedelic doom metal act The Flight of Sleipnir released a video clip featuring an edited version of the new track "Gullveig" along with the artwork for the upcoming new album "V." The album is set to drop on the following release schedule:

November 24th: CAN
November 25th: USA
November 28th: GAS/FIN/BENELUX
December 1st: UK/Rest of Europe
December 3rd: ESP/SWE

The track list is as follows:

1. Headwinds
2. Sidereal Course
3. The Casting
4. Nothing Stands Obscured
5. Gullveig
6. Archaic Rites
7. Beacon in Black Horizon

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Exlibris Announces New Album "Aftereal," Preview

Polish power metal act Exlibris (not to be confused with Dutch symphonic metal act Ex Libris) announced the impending release of the third studio album "Aftereal." The album is set to drop in Poland on November, 24th, Europe on December, 1st and North America on January, 13th 2015 via Metal Mind Productions. A preview for the album can be heard below.

Guest appearances include Evergrey's Tom Englund. The track listing for "Aftereal" is:

1. The Continuum
2. Escape Velocity
3. The Day Of Burning
4. In The Darkest Hour
5. Omega Point
6. Before The Storm
7. King Of The Pit
8. Darker Than Black
9. Closer
10. False Messiah
11. The Mental Crusade
12. Suspended Animation More...

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Faithsedge Releases "Comes Crashing Down" Video

California hard rock/progressive metal act Faithsedge, featuring former and current members of Dokken, Trixter and Hardline, released a new music video for the new track "Comes Crashing Down." The song is taken from the latest album "The Answer Of Insanity," which is available from Scarlet Records.

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