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Last updated on July 4, 2015 at 2:19 PM ET

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

Anubis Gate Drops Off Prog Power Lineup

Bad news prog fans - Anubis Gate has officially pulled out of the Prog Power 2015 festival lineup. The band comments:

"It is with deep regret that we have to announce the following: Anubis Gate will have to cancel this year's Prog Power US Festival. This is an event that we have been looking forward to for years now, but due to unfortunate health problems within the band, we see no other way but to cancel the show. We hope for your understanding and pray that all who have been looking forward to the show and bought tickets will accept our deep-felt apologies. It is really out of our hands, and even though we should have wanted a replacement for Kim it is impossible at this hour. Hopefully we'll see you sometime in the future, when the 'clouds have passed.'"

Kim Olesen had this to say to the fans: "Dear Anubis Mates. I have recently been diagnosed with a deep depression and panic anxiety (meaning that I suffer from heavy panic attacks). It is with the greatest of regrets that I have had to realize that I am simply not well enough to go through the logistics of playing so far away from home. I was looking enormously forward to playing in front of you all, indeed it would have been a highlight of my career as a musician. And, of course, I was also looking forward to meeting so many people I know from social medias, it would have been a hangout that I would cherish for the rest of my life. More...

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Moon Rends The Veils

At long last, Australia's mysterious Moon returns with a new album for Moribund Records, the aptly titled "Render of the Veils," set for international release on September 18th.

Following the mesmerizing mindfuck of 2011's "Caduceus Chalice," the one-man Moon mixes an even more bewitching brew here with "Render of the Veils." Like a transmission from outer space sent straight to Hell, the swirling, densely layered form of black metal that mainman Miasmyr creates can become a portal to an otherworld, and with "Render of the Veils," he has delivered his most staggering work yet consisting of the following 11 tracks:

1. Immolation Euphoria
2. Modraniht
3. Oration as Vessel of the Void
4. Casting the Shadow
5. As Stars Merge with Ice
6. Souls Secreted in Transparent Cells
7. Tunnels of Lost Thoughts
8. Hanged at the Gates
9. Mirror of Black Souls
10. Corrosion Delirium
11. Cold Delusions More...

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Aver Signs With Ripple Music

Ripple Music is pleased to announce the signing of Australian band Aver and with an official, international release for sophomore album "Nadir" slated for this coming November, after originally being self-released by the band earlier this year.

While a finalized release date for the album will follow soon, in the meantime, sit back, strap yourselves in and take a trip with “the best space-rock, stoner-metal act yet to emerge from Australia” (Dommantia) and experience Aver’s magnificent "Rising Sun" below. More...

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Funeral Horse Releasing New Album, Streams Track

Fuzzy, psychedelic stoner rock band Funeral Horse is soon returning with a new album, and today you can also stream the song "Underneath All That Ever Was" below.

Made up of front man/guitarist Paul Bearer, bassist Jason Andy Argonauts and drummer Chris Bassett, Funeral Horse returns to the fold this September 15th with brand new album "Divinity For The Wicked" on the Houston-based label Artificial Head Records. This album follows last year's "Sinister Rites of the Master." More...

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Dalkhu Descends Into Nothingness

Yet again, Iron Bonehead Productions proudly presents one of the metal underground's best-kept secrets: Dalkhu and a vinyl version of second album, "Descend... into Nothingness," set for international release on September 3rd.

Hailing from Slovenia, Dalkhu began in 2003 and, to date has released a demo and debut album, 2010's "Imperator." The many years between releases have paid dividends, as "Descend... into Nothingness" is a patient, delayed-gratification record whose treasures might not be immediately apparent but are all the richer. Now stripped back to the duo of guitarist Jure and vocalist Primož, Dalkhu dive deeply into the single-mindedness needed for such an epic, endlessly winding brand of black/death metal. The album's track listing is:

1. Pitch Black Cave
2. The Fireborn
3. In the Woods
4. Distant Cry
5. Accepting the Buried Signs
6. Soulkeepers
7. E.N.N.F. More...

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Armored Saint Announces U.S. Shows With Saxon

Los Angeles, California's Armored Saint will join back up with Saxon for some additional shows in the U.S. this fall to continue touring in support of seventh studio album "Win Hands Down."

The group will also only be performing one very special headlining date in the U.S. this year and it's in Las Vegas at Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar and Grill on July 11th, so don't miss out if you are in the area.

Joey Vera states: "We had such a great time playing these dates with Saxon last May, and now they've asked us to join them again in September? We're In! It's an honor sharing the stage with Saxon and we're super glad we get to bring this great package to other parts of the country. See you all soon."

Vocalist John Bush added: "What can we say? The first six shows with Saxon were so good, we added more! We're playing cities in the midwest that we haven't played in years: Cleveland, Detroit, D.C. among others. Plus, San Diego! It's been awhile, thanks for your patience! The guys in Saxon are extremely cool. We look forward to kicking ass throughout America with them. Let's do this. Win Hands Down!!!" More...

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Kadavar Streaming First Track-By-Track Episode

Kadavar is streaming the first track-by-track episode discussing the first two tracks titled "Lord Of The Sky" and "Last Living Dinosaur" from the upcoming new album "Berlin", which is scheduled to drop August 21st via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check it out now below.

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