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Last updated on May 25, 2017 at 2:58 PM ET

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

Confessions Of A Traitor Announces Tour

British hardcore group Confessions Of A Traitor celebrates the release of new EP "Illuminate" by going out on a 9 date U.K. tour with American rock band Trapt and fellow on the rise U.K. group The Fallen State.

"Illuminate" is due for official release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on June 13th. Catch these upcoming Confessions Of A Traitor / Trapt tour dates:

Jun 03 - Confessions Of A Traitor | London, UK | (Scream lounge Festival)
Jul 03 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Basingstoke, UK | (Live festival)
Jul 11 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Birmingham, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 12 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Evesham, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 14 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Bournemouth, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 15 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Sheffield, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 16 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Nottingham, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 17 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Milton Keynes, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 18 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Basingstoke, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 19 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Bridgwater, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 24 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Chester, UK | (with Trapt)
Aug 20 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Northampton, UK | (All day festival) More...

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Riksha Signs With Zombie Shark

Salt Lake City's Riksha has inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning).

This deal will see the release of forthcoming album "Five Stages Of Numb" in June. The album was recorded at Elevate Studios by notable producer and drummer for Chelsea Grin, Pablo Viveros, with album art done by Die Elster.

Riksha's sound is affectionately known as “throg” - a mixture of thrash and progressive. Frontman Palmer states, “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Zombie Shark Records and the great bands they represent.”

Zombie Shark Records label manager Michael Boodagh also states, “Riksha is a growing artist that is continually perfecting their craft. I am pleased to welcome them to the ZSR team! I can't wait to see what comes next!” More...

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Bruce Corbitt Retires From The Music Scene

After being rushed to the hospital earlier this week, Bruce Corbitt has now checked in with bad news about his deteriorating health situation.

Corbitt posted a video here with an update on his condition and announcing his retirement from fronting Warbeast. Following that clip, he then issued the following message online to fans via Facebook:

"Well fuck, more results not going my way. Will be lucky to make it a year, and it will be a miserable year with all they told I'm about to go through. Preparing for first radiation. Wish me luck! Love y'all!"

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White Wizzard Signs With M-Theory

2017 marks the return of the true metal crusaders from White Wizzard. Mainman and bassist Jon Leon returns energized and re-joined by classic members vocalist Wyatt “Screaming Demon” Anderson and guitarist James J. LaRue for a new album of timeless heavy metal coming via M-Theory Audio.

"White Wizzard is very excited to be signing with Marco Barbieri and M-Theory Audio. I’ve had several talks with Marco about his new label over the past few months and felt we shared a similar vision,” explains Jon Leon.

He goes on to say, “I came away feeling he was a really good guy and in the music industry for the RIGHT reasons and I felt like I could trust him, which is rare for me in this business. That inspired me to take a chance on someone that is on a path that I feel will be successful. Marco has a lot of passion for music and I am hopeful we can both find greater heights through this venture. White Wizzard has been through a lot of adversity and this album means a lot for many different reasons and it's something we are all very proud of. With Wyatt ‘Screaming Demon’ Anderson and James J. LaRue back in the band we have the best of our past whilst creating a vision to take it to the next level with a powerful dynamic musical force.” More...

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Wildspeaker Posts "Cinders"

Dallas-based blackened crust band Wildspeaker will release upcoming album, "Spreading Adder," on June 23rd via Prosthetic Records. The blistering 11 track album offers a non-stop grind of driving riffs and thick, weighty atmosphere.

Thematically and lyrically, "Spreading Adder" focuses on the resilience of nature and downfall of human civilization. Check out new track "Cinders" below.

Vocalist Natalie Kahan says, "'Cinders' is about the anxiety and unease of changing states. Ultimately, we are still able to burn after the chaos around us cools. The song starts out pummeling fast then becomes punishing and slow. There are a lot of dark layers and tension to 'Cinders' that'll make you clench your teeth."

Wildspeaker consists of Kahan, guitarists Nelson Favela and Zak Pitts, bassist Garry Brents (Cara Neir), and drummer Ricky Rivera. Self-produced in Brents' home studio, Spreading Adder will be released on LP, CD and all digital formats. Pre-orders are online here. More...

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Death Of Kings Streams "Regicidal"

Atlanta's Death Of Kings today streams new song "Regicidal," another track from upcoming album "Kneel Before None."

You can stream "Regicidal" below, or check out previously released track "Sojourn" over here. The band's "Kneel Before None" album will be officially released on June 2nd, 2017.

1. Shadow of the Reaper
2. Sojourn
3. Regicidal
4. Descent Into Madness
5. Hell Comes to Life
6. Knifehammer
7. Plague (Upon the World)
8. Too Fast for Blood
9. Revel in Blasphemy More...

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Exmordium Releasing "Into The Sepulchral Spectrum"

Tridroid Records is pleased to announce that "Into the Sepulchral Spectrum" by Exmordium will be the first album to be released as part of the Tridroid Lost Releases series.

In the spring of 2016, Tridroid Records changed ownership from Andrew Rehberger to Christine Kelly. Because of the changeover and Andrew’s tragic death soon after, a few releases were buried in the shuffle and remained unknown. After organizing the back catalog, Christine uncovered them. Her goal is to give them the recognition that they didn’t have before and to dedicate them to Andrew’s memory.

Tridroid Lost Releases will donate all proceeds to an organization close to Andrew’s heart, the Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Exmordium’s Evan French and Evan Page came together at the end of 2011, melding furious black metal atmosphere with melodic instrumentation and classical guitar. In 2012, the duo recorded the "Disembodied Souls," "Monolith of Dread," and "Prophets of Doom" demos, the last of which featured Jacob Yelle. "Apocryphal Deities of Ageless Stone" was unleashed in 2013, the last of the recordings featuring Yelle. More...

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Decrepit Birth Posts Studio Video

U.S. technical death metal band Decrepit Brith just revealed a first in-studio video discussing the recording process for fourth studio album, "Axis Mundi," due out on July 21st via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America).

The album's first single, "Epigenetic Triplicity," can be heard at this location, while the full track listing is as follows:

1. Vortex of Infinity…Axis Mundi
2. Spirit Guide
3. The Sacred Geometry
4. Hieroglyphic
5. Transcendental Paradox
6. Mirror of Humanity
7. Ascendant
8. Epigenetic Triplicity
9. Embryogenesis
10. Orion
11. Desprate Cry
12. Infecting the Crypts More...

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Suffocation Posts Drum Playthrough

The New York death metal pioneers from Suffocation will release their new album "...Of The Dark Light" on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band released a play-through of drummer Eric Morotti crushing the brand new track, "Your Last Breaths."

"...Of The Dark Light" was produced by Suffocation and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta. Mixing and mastering was handled by world renowned producer/engineer Zeus, while cover artwork was created by Colin Marks.

...Of The Dark Light track list:
01. Clarity Through Deprivation
02. The Warmth Within The Dark
03. Your Last Breaths
04. Return To The Abyss
05. The Violation
06. Of The Dark Light
07. Some Things Should Be Left Alone
08. Caught Between Two Worlds
09. Epitaph Of The Credulous More...

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My Regime Previews Its "Deranged Patterns"

Swedish thrash act My Regime - featuring ex-Spiritual Beggars vocalist/bassist Christian Sjöstrand - issued a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Deranged Patterns." The album is set for release on June 23, 2017 via Scarlet Records.

The track listing for the sophomore full length is:

1. Deranged Patterns
2. Time Slipping Out of Tune
3. Rays of Grey
4. Off to War
5. I Am
6. The Sound of Dying Dreams
7. Nervous Fort
8. The Smiling Dog
9. The Cage
10. Silver
11. Surreal Reality More...

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Wizard Releases "Fallen Kings" Preview Trailer

German power metal act Wizard released a preview clip for the band's upcoming new album "Fallen Kings." The album drops on June 16th via Massacre Records.

"Fallen Kings" features the following track listing:

1. Liar and Betrayer
2. We are the Masses
3. Live your Life
4. Brothers in Spirit
5. White Wolf
6. Wizard until the End
7. Father to Son
8. Let us Unite
9. Frozen Blood
10. You are the King
11. We are Ready for Metal (Bonus Track)
12. The King (Bonus Track) More...

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Watch: Immolation Live @ Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

New York death metal legends of Immolation took the stage on Saturday, April 22 at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest. "Max Volume Silence Live" was there to record the band's set in full, which you can check out below.

The video also captures Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine introducing Immolation.

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Buckshot Facelift Debuts New Song "Bobby Boy"

NYC’s Buckshot Facelift debuts a new song entitled "Bobby Boy", in honor of the band's local deceased friend Rob McAllister. States vocalist Will:

"The song “Bobby Boy” was written for Rob McAllister, who played guitar in the punk bands Capital and Iron Chic. He was a good friend to members of Buckshot and passed away a little over a year ago. We are playing on Saturday, May 27th, for his benefit show (Wild Fest Day 2) in Amityville, New York. The song was written and recorded in the same sessions as Ulcer Island with producer Keith Moore. We are posting it as a name-your-price download and all money collected goes directly to Rob’s widow and two kids."

Check out now "Bobby Boy" below.

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Leng Tch'e Premieres New Song "Gundog Allegiance"

Belgian death grind veterans Leng Tch'e premiere a new song entitled "Gundog Allegiance", taken from their upcoming new album "Razogrind", which Season Of Mist will have in stores on August 25th.

Check out now "Gundog Allegiance" below.

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