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Pit Stories: Crashing Into The Wall Of Death

It's Tuesday again, which means it's time for more Pit Stories!

This week we head into one of the most infamous, bone crunching, bruise-inducing pit activities: the dreaded wall of death.

Jon Bodan from Atlanta prog metal Halcyon Way shared this story with us about a wall of death during a Lamb of God set:

One of my all time favorite bands is Lamb of God, and if you know Lamb of God at all then you know that they are known for doing a wall of death at the end of their show. So I was attending their show in Atlanta at the Tabernacle, and the time came for them to play "Black Label" which everyone knows is when the wall happens. So people started lining up, my best friend and I decided that we were gonna do it! So Randy Blythe started counting, when he hit 4, both sides of the room flew towards each other.

In the confusion I lost sight of my best friend and just began fending for my life it seemed! I saw some people on the ground, but saw that they were being helped up and didn't think much of it. It wasn't until I saw videos on Youtube later on that I realized that the side of the wall we were on had completely collapsed under the pressure from the other side and that we were mere feet away from being right in the middle of it, with no idea that it was even happening! It was definitely a blast though and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

Halcyon Way's forthcoming album "Conquer" is due to drop on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records and August 23rd in Europe via Massacre Records.

To get a preview of the album, you can stream the track "Home" at this location or watch the "Web of Lies" music video here. More...

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Gunfire Announces First Album In 10 Years

Italian speed metal act Gunfire has returned from a ten year absence with the sophomore full length album "Age of Supremacy." The album is the first since the 2004 debut "Thunder of War" was issued via Battle Cry Records. The band has signed on with Jolly Roger Records for the new album release, which is set for September 8th.

The album will be a conceptual effort. The first single "Man and Machine" can be heard streaming at this location. The track list is as follows:

1. Prelude
2. War Extreme
3. Man and Machine
4. The City of Light
5. Hammer of God
6. Voices From a Distant Sun
7. The Wizard
8. Superior Mind
9. Fire in the Sky
10. Exodus More...

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I Killed The Prom Queen Posts New Video

I Killed The Prom Queen has released a new music video for "Bright Enough," which was directed by Fredrik Sellergren and can be viewed below.

The track hails from I Killed The Prom Queen's "Beloved" album, out now via Epitaph Records. You can also stream the full album at this location. The track listing is as follows:

01. Beginning Of The End
02. To The Wolves
03. Bright Enough
04. Meilor
05. Thirty One & Sevens
06. Calvert Street
07. Kærjrlighet
08. The Beaten Path
09. Nightmares
10. No One Will Save Us
11. Brevity

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Psykotribe Added To DeLand Rock & Metal Festival

Promoters for the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival have announced that Tampa metal act Psykotribe has been added to the Saturday, November 8th portion of the event. The band was recently named to open the Summer Slaughter Tour when it comes to St. Petersburg, Florida on July 29th.

The DeLand Rock & Metal Festival will take place from November 7-9, 2014 at OB's Restaurant & Lounge located at 1750 North Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. The event will have two outdoor stages, the Main Stage and OB's Stage. Camping will be available. For all information on the event and where you can purchase one day, two day, VIP and camping tickets, head over to the official Facebook page at this location.

Previously announced headline acts include Seven Kingdoms, Massacre, Widow and Warforged along with notable acts: A Sound of Thunder, MindMaze and Draekon. The current schedule can be found below.

The current lineup and schedule is as follows, with more announcements expected soon:


1|6:15-6:45 - TBA
2|7:00-7:30 - TBA
3|7:45-8:15 - TBA
4|8:30-9:00 - TBA
5|9:15-9:45 - ShadowStrike - Power Metal from NY
6|10:00-10:45 - Judicator - Power Metal from Tuscon, AZ
7|11:00-11:30 - Project: Roenwolfe - Power Metal from AZ/FL
8| 11:45-12:30 - Fathoms Pass - Progressive Metal from Tampa, FL


1|12:00-12:30 - Koffity - Metal from Panama City, FL
3|1:00-1:30 - TBA
5|2:00-2:30 - All Hell - Death Metal from Longwood, FL
7|3:00-3:30 - Atlas - Metal from Melbourne, FL
9|4:00-4:30 - TBA
11|5:00-5:30 - The Bride Wore Blood - Deathcore from Orlando, FL
13|6:00-6:30 - TBA
15|7:00-7:30 - Orbweaver - Experimental Metal from Miami, FL
17|8:00-8:45 - Promethean Horde - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
19|9:30-10:15 - Ovid's Withering - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
21|11:15-12:00 - Warforged - Death Metal from Chicago, IL More...

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Vices Streaming Full New Album

Vices' debut LP, "New Breed," is out today on Melotov Records and MetalInjection is now hosting a stream of the entire album. Listen in via the player below.

The young Jacksonville, Florida band's debut full-length "New Breed" was produced by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip).

Vices has toured the nation repeatedly alongside other young punkers like Old Wounds and Full of Hell. Stay tuned for news of Fall touring. In the meantime, Floridians can catch the following shows:

Aug 8 - Daytona, FL @ The Lion's Den
Aug 9 - Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
Aug 10 - Miami, FL @ Space Mountain More...

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Set And Setting Streams "Coping" Track

The instrumentalists in Set And Setting have unveiled the first full track from their upcoming Prosthetic debut “A Vivid Memory.” Take a listen to “Coping” in the video stream below, which showcases the album’s cover art created by Emily Miller.

Guitarist Shane Handal says, “‘Coping’ is from the outsider’s perspective in dealing with a loss of some sort. The start of the song is dark and aggressive, while it slowly changes into a feeling of hope and power to move on.”

Scheduled for release on September 2, “A Vivid Memory” is now available for pre-order via the Prosthetic webshop, where you can purchase the album on CD, cassette tape, or 180-gram black double-vinyl paired with an exclusive t-shirt.

“A Vivid Memory” was recorded at Pinecrust Studios in Miami and was produced, engineered and mixed by Ryan Haft (Torche, Capsule). Mastering was completed by Nick Zampiello (Pelican, ISIS, Junius) at New Alliance East. Handal commented on the album: “Although ‘A Vivid Memory’ is all instrumental, it is a conceptual album based on the tragedy of loss and death from both the insider and outsider’s perspective. The themes throughout the album incorporate all cycles of emotion that typically come along with such an event in someone’s life.”

Catch a live Set And Setting show on any of these dates:

8/16 Birmingham, AL – The Forge #
8/17 New Orleans, LA – Hey! Cafe #
8/18 Little Rock, AR – TBA #
8/19 Springfield, MO – Lindbergs #
8/21 Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway *
8/22 Savannah, GA – The Jinx *
8/23 Tampa, FL – Southern Darkness Fest @ Orpheum w/ Pelican, Black Tusk, etc.
8/25 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern *
8/26 Raleigh, NC – Kings *
8/27 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5 *
8/28 Philadelphia, PA – Connie’s *
8/29 Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron *
8/30 Boston, MA – Great Scott *
* with Mouth of the Architect
# with North More...

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Protestant Streaming Full New LP

Milwaukee's metallic hardcore/crust outfit Protestant is streaming sophomore LP "In Thy Name" in full courtesy of Noisey. Give it a listen below.

The band's fifth full-length is out now via Halo Of Flies (and will be released in Europe on August 15th via Throatruiner Records). The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Milwaukee's Protestant, a full decade into its existence, has made a record more furious, focused and over the top than anything previous combined. This is perhaps a band with nothing to lose and no interest in anything other than spitting in the face of any enemy within reach.

"After four full-lengths and a plethora of EPs and splits, 'In Thy Name' brings the band's brand of dark and crusty metallic hardcore to new levels of sonic destruction. All wrapped up in a raw, noisy production, these eight tracks are nothing but a brutal collision of punk/hardcore and extreme metal that won't give any quarter, ever."

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Corrosion Of Conformity Drummer To Miss Tour

Due to a torn rotator cuff, Corrosion Of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out the band's upcoming live dates. The band comments:

"We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He's been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a full tear of his rotator cuff. That's a seriously bum shoulder. So he's going to get that repaired and rehabbed.

"During the interim, we've enlisted Mr. Eric Hernandez formerly of Kylesa to help us until then. Eric came to our attention when we approached Rick Smith of Torche about filling in and he recommended Eric, who he grew up with in Miami. Eric has also filled in for Ricky in Torche a few times with great results. He is, like Reed, a hard hitter, and thankfully possesses the capacity to learn and digest detailed material quickly and accurately."

Corrosion Of Conformity is currently leveling the stages of New Zealand and Australia, which will be followed by a two-week North American run scheduled to commence on August 20th in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl'ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying.

The band released the fittingly titled "IX" full-length (reviewed here) earlier this month via Candlelight Records. More...

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Ommadon To Release New Album

UK drone/doom duo Ommadon is set to release monolithic new album, "V," next month on August 5th via Domestic Genocide Records.

"V" — which clocks in at neatly ninety chest-caving minutes — was recorded completely live in a forest in the highlands of Scotland. Split across four sides of vinyl, the 180 gram double LP was mastered by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, High On Fire etc.) and worships at the altar of all things decibel-challenging.

Ommadon, in cooperation with Terrorizer Magazine, is currently streaming Side A “V1" in its planet rupturing entirety. Check it out below, and you can also pre-order your copy of "V" at this location. More...

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Lotus Thief Signs With Svart Records

Svart Records today announces the signing of Lotus Thief, A San Francisco-based duo that will release debut album "Rervm" this coming Autumn on CD, double-vinyl, and digital formats.

Comprising the talents of Bezaelith (Botanist, Mina Loy, The Night Falls) and Otrebor (Botanist, Ordo Obsidium), Lotus Thief weaves a union of metal, space rock, and ambient sounds, all with the purpose to pass along the knowledge of superlative ancient texts. Although both members play in Botanist, Lotus Thief is to be viewed as its own separate entity.

"Rervm," Lotus Thief's debut recording, is a translation-based retelling of De Rerum Natura (or On the Nature of Things) by the Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus, 1st century BC. The final release date, cover, and track listing will be announced shortly, but in the meantime, the first taste of Lotus Thief can be heard below. More...

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Hoverfest Reveals Band Lineup

The full lineup for Hoverfest has now been revealed, which will be happening on August 23rd in the alleyway behind Cravedog in Portland, Oregon, at 12:00pm. The lineup is as follows:

Danava (First live show with the band's new lineup)
Acid King
Witch Mountain
Eight Bells
Wounded Giant
Holy Grove
Mountain God

The following press release was also issued about the show:

"As the world of heavy music continues to burst at the seams in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide, so does the need for the equipment to keep things loud. Nial McGaughey, local Portlander and engineering wizard, has been building custom, recycled tube amplifiers since 2010 under the name Hovercraft Amplifiers, a name which is becoming increasingly synonymous with the ear-crushing, chest-thudding sounds of Pacific Northwest heavyweights like YOB, Blackwitch Pudding, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, and many more. More...

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Sleeping With Sirens To Tour With Pierce The Veil

Rockstar Energy Drink will be presenting an upcoming tour between Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil, very incorrectly titled "The World Tour."

With PTV and SWS alternating the closing spot on the bill, the tour will kick off with an 19+ date U.S. trek, launching November 5th at Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater in Fresno, CA. Beartooth and This Wild Life will support on all of the Fall dates. VIP Packages and limited pre-sale tickets are available now at this location.

Said PTV’s Vic Fuentes, "Our fans inspired us to create this tour, so that makes it extra special, and very meaningful for us. Doing a world tour is something that not a lot of bands get to do in a lifetime, so we plan on making these shows the best we've ever done. We can't wait to see you all there!"

“It’s been awhile since either Sleeping with Sirens or Pierce The Veil have toured, and I think it’s truly special to travel the world together,” said SWS’s Kellin Quinn. "So to do a tour this long that hits so many countries? What more could you ask for? It’ll be insane, so don’t miss out!”

11/5 Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater, Fresno, CA
11/7 Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA
11/8 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
11/9 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
11/11 The Pavilion @ Lone Star Event Center, Lubbock, TX
11/13 Brady Theatre, Oklahoma City, OK
11/14 Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
11/15 House of Blues, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
11/16 NorVa, Norfolk, VA
11/19 Freedom Hall @ Lancaster Convention Center, Lancaster, PA
11/20 Pine Belt Arena, Toms River, NJ
11/21 Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY
11/22 Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT
11/24 The Paramount, Huntington, NY
11/29 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
12/1 7 Flags Event Center, Clive, IA
12/3 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
12/5 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
12/6 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV More...

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Hellion Announces New Release "Karma's A Bitch"

Legendary metal act Hellion, featuring vocalist Ann Boylen, announced that the band will release the new mini LP "Karma's A Bitch." The album is set for release on October 7th via New Renaissance Records in North America and October 8th via HNE/Cherry Red Records in Europe and the UK. The cover artwork was designed by British artist Wolven Claws of The Crystallomantic Art.

The latest Hellion lineup features vocalist Boleyn, drummer Simon Wright (formerly of AC/DC, Dio, and UFO), keyboardist Scott Warren (formerly with Dio and Heaven & Hell), bassist Bjorn Englen (formerly with Yngwie Malmsteen) and up-an-coming shred guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle.

"Karma's A Bitch" was produced by Simon Wright and Ann Boleyn alongside British producer Ken Scott, who has produced such legendary acts as David Bowie. More information on the release is expected soon, but the new track "Hell Hath No Fury" can be heard in the player below:


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Pord Spends Time "Staring Into Space"

French noise rock trio Pord will release sophomore LP, "Wild," via Solar Flare Records on September 8th.

Today the band has united with American Aftermath for the unloading of the first sampling from the album. Check out "Staring Into Space" in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Staring Into Space
2. I'm Swimming Home
3. My Bloody Galantin
4. Laguiole Bull's Balls
5. What Are Tuesdays For?
6. Pools'n'Chicks
7. On The Couch More...

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Nonpoint To Release New Album

Nonpoint is set to release eighth studio album, "The Return," on September 26th / 29th via Metal Blade Records (excluding North America). The new song "Breaking Skin" is streaming below, and you can find pre-order info at this location.

In February 2014, Nonpoint entered Groovemaster Studios with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Megadeth) and engineer Daniel Salcidoto. It marked their second collaboration together.

Vocalist Elias Soriano elaborates: "I wanted to play with vocal patterns and tell longer stories in some places, while saying very little in others. The record has its own DNA because each song respectively does as well."

Drummer Robb Rivera goes on to say, "Johnny is like the sixth member of our band at this point! He works us, and he pulls no punches. It was such a natural thing that we only needed to track for three weeks. Johnny understands the band and what we are, and he encourages us to be ourselves."

Elias explains the meaning behind the first single: "It's about addiction, whether it be food, drugs, sex, lying, or anything, that tends to turn into an itch. You can't stop scratching it so you break skin. Then, you're bleeding. You need to get help at that point and deal with it."

"I want everybody to feel like they got a complete record from beginning to end," concludes Elias. "I want them to walk away with something substantial and true that they can hopefully come back to."

Robb leaves off, "Nonpoint has always been known for writing songs that help people. If we can help even one person feel better about his or her day, we've done well, as far as I'm concerned. I hope everybody gets something positive and can walk away with a smile." More...

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Volume IV Posts "Awake The Dreamer" Video

MetalSucks is hosting the premiere of Volume IV's gruesome video for "Awake The Dreamer," which appears on the 2014 LP, "Long In The Tooth."

The folks over at MS joke that, "What draws us to Volume IV is their willingness to step a bit outside the confines of what you might normally expect from a group of stoner/sludge/whatever beardos and longhairs."

Check out the music video in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Looking Low For A High
2. Utero/Long In The Tooth
3. Wager
4. Blackwater
5. Save Your Servant
7. Cabal
8. Awake The Dreamer
9. Save Your Prayers
10. Locust Have No King More...

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Ill Nino Releases New Music Video

"Till Death, La Familia," the new album from rock stalwarts Ill Nino, is available today and now Revolver Magazine is hosting the video for first single, “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow.” Check out the clip below.

Vocalist Cristian Machado declares of the album: “The main objective is to do something refreshing, to do something that’s a little different than our other albums and to do something a little bit modern.” Machado continues, "The new album will have its surprises and all I will say is that it is very catchy and very groove-oriented. The lyrics, I feel, are by far the best lyrics I've ever written, and I really do give the guys in the band so much credit for writing such amazing songs for this new album."

The album was produced by Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Fuel, Cradle Of Filth), co-produced by drummer Dave Chavarri and Ill Nino, and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Sepultura). More...

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Hells Headbangers Releases Organ Fanzine

Hells Headbangers is proud to release the first issue of the Organ fanzine. Available in an 120-page, perfect-bound book, Organ was hand-drawn and written in an old-school cut 'n' paste style by celebrated underground artist Putrid, who's done artwork for Autopsy, Impetigo, Hooded Menace, and Acid Witch among many others. The following press release was issued about the magazine:

"Organ is the physical-waste deposit of two Midwest dipshits who suffer from obsessive visions of horror, visions of endless torrents of blood and gore, visions of cinematic barbarism transfixed within a nauseating vortex of undead soldiers of Satan waging war with guitars and venomous forked tongues, never-fuckin'-ending visions that transform their already unstable reality into an all-out blood orgy of neck-snapping, fist-pumping, homicidal lunacy! That, and super-cool comics and buxom babes smothered in a lot of blood... Organ is cry for help - a plea, if you will, to join their Cult Of Gore. They are possessed by death and obsessed with gore, and they want you to come fuckin' die with 'em.

"This blood tome is saturated in interviews with metal purveyors Impetigo, Asphyx, Undergang, Nocturnal, Grave Upheaval, Cianide, Morbus Chron, and Denial, a chat with Mike Minnet of Bad Taste, and Mike Howlett, the author of The Weird World Of Eerie Publications book: literally, a fuck-ton of horror/exploitation write-ups including a Coffin Joe and Tim Ritter spotlight, metalhead artist profiles, insane horror comics, nerd anecdotes of the lurking past, and then throw in a gaggle of numskulls that love Jap hardcore, Conan The Barbarian rip-offs, and throwin' loads to Amber Lynn for, like, over two decades!! And just when you think the sleaze maelstrom has ceased, you are dead-fuckin'-wrong! There's even more weird diseases to contract that you've never even heard of, WOW!"

A teaser trailer is available below, and you can pick up your own copy of Organ #1 at this location. More...

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Norilsk Offering EP For Download

Gatineau, QC duo Norilsk proud to announce the release of debut EP "Japetus," due out today digitally as a pay-what-you-want download, plus physically on limited edition CDs (only 100 printed). Nicolas Miquelon (Bass, Guitar and Vocals) comments:

"Releasing the first EP of a new band always feels great; and it is particularly true with this one. Coming from a region where doom is slowly blooming on the metal horizon, Norilsk is for us like a different kind of seed springing out of the underground. Reactions to the songs have been very positive and we couldn’t be happier about the comments we received thus far.

"From the huge sound to the clean layout and the simple vinyl looking packaging, we decided to press a very limited number of CDs, 100 to be precise, while making the digital version available on a pay-what-you-want basis. As records collectors, we like to think, aside from the quantity, that the exclusive Voivod cover gives the CD a rareness quality for fans to enjoy.

"From the dramatic black and white 19th-Century photo of an ice shove in the port of Montreal to the duality of languages (French / English) and the frontier city where this band comes from (Gatineau QC / Ottawa ON), the whole EP has an underlying layer of contrasts under its weighty doom embrace. More...

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Electric Funeral Streaming Full Anthology

This week, Southern Lord issues the entire anthology-to-date from Swedish raw punk outfit Electric Funeral in the form of the 2xLP "Total Funeral" compilation, and now the entire collection is streaming in full below, thanks to Cvlt Nation.

"Total Funeral" is out this week, available in a blood red/beer piss 2xLP package and digital download. Orders for both versions can be placed over here. The following press release was issued about the compilation:

"From beginning to smoldering end overall bearing over an hour-and-a-half of carnage with fifty-three tracks, Total Funeral includes the tracks from Electric Funeral's Harvester Of Death, Make Noise Not War, D-Beat Noise Attack, The Face of War, Make A Change, Gröndalen, In League With Darkness and Order From Disorder releases, the split with Go Filth Go, and even several previously-unreleased and new/unreleased tracks, containing every filthy, goddamned, d-beat-ridden anthem released to date from the one-man act.

"The brainchild of Jocke D-takt, also of Paranoid, Desperat, Warvictims, Totalt Jävla Mörker and countless other acts, Electric Funeral's purely pissed-off style explodes out of the speakers with relentless noise and unfuckwithable energy, surging with the sounds of Anti-Cimex, Gloom, Discharge and the like to blazing speeds in the vein of Disclose and Krömosom." More...

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Texas In July Announces New Album

Pennsylvania metal band Texas In July has officially announced the new record "Bloodwork" will be released on September 16th via Equal Vision Records. You can check out the song "Broken Soul" below.

Following the release of a 2012 self-titled record, Texas In July joined forces with new vocalist JT Cavey. Following several tours together under the new lineup, Texas In July entered the studio as a four-piece in January of 2014, in its hometown of Lancaster, PA with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. The new album also features a special guest spot from Miss May I vocalist Levi Benton on “The Void.”

“I think this album shows us at our most extremes,” says guitarist Chris Davis. “It has some of our heaviest and most aggressive moments to date and also our most melodic and mellow sections as well. It was all about pushing ourselves to extend our boundaries.”

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Broken Soul
2. Sweetest Poison
3. Pseudo Self
4. Defenseless
5. The Void (ft. Levi Benton)
6. Inner Demons
7. Decamilli
8. Nooses
9. The Tightrope
10. Illuminate
11. Bloodwork More...

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Slough Feg Parting Ways With Drummer

The heavy metal stalwarts in Slough Feg have announced that longtime drummer Harry Cantwell will be leaving the band after the July 28th show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco.

Cantwell has performed with the band for the past seven years, and on the last three studio albums "Ape Uprising," "The Animal Spirits," and "Digital Resistence." The band plans to begin auditioning new drummers as soon as possible. Interested drummers can reach out at the Slough Feg Facebook profile.

Vocalist/guitarist Mike Scalzi offered the following comment: "After almost seven years as drummer of Slough Feg, Harry Cantwell will be leaving the band after our July 28th show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. We're sad to see him go, for he's been a great drummer and also truly great person, and of course we wish him luck in all of his future pursuits. Luckily Harry gave us plenty of notice, and also played fantastically at the last two shows in Minneapolis and Chicago--- so not a drop of bad blood here.

"I'm sure we'll all remain friends, and of course we'll continue to use Harry's talents as fashion consultant to the band after his departure. So come celebrate Harry's last show on July 28th at Bottom of the Hill!! Obviously this news brings up the question: what are we gonna do about a drummer? Well, we do have some stuff scheduled for a few months down the road, so we'll be auditioning drummers ASAP. If you think you're up to the task, then let us know!!!"

Latest album "Digital Resistance" was recorded with Justin Weis (who produced the album with vocalist/guitarist Mike Scalzi) at Trakworx in South San Francisco from January-October 2013 and marks the band's first new studio album since 2010's "The Animal Spirits." More...

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NervoChaos Releases New Video

The Brazilian death metal band NervoChaos just released a music video for the song "The Devil’s Work," which was directed by Cherry Taketani and can be seen below.

The album "The Art Of Vengeance," released by Cogumelo Records in Brazil and by Greyhaze Records worldwide, is the sixth studio album from NervoChaos, produced by Italian Alex Azzali and with cover artwork by Marco Donida.

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Structure Of Inhumanity Working On Album

Structure Of Inhumanity is hitting the studio to start recording the follow-up to "Completion Integration."

The band has tapped drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Six Feet Under, Chimaira) to track drums along with guitarist Brian Koenig (Luna Mortis). Structure Of Inhumanity has also brought on board new additions Eli Pete on bass (Epicurean) and Cory Scheider on rhythm guitar (Luna Mortis).

A series of studio videos are being released along the way. The first pre-production teaser can be found below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Structure of Inhumanity is the musical vision of keyboardist Jonah W. (Pyramaze, Written In Blood, Echoterra, Dance of the Mourning Child, Blood Promise, Legion of Carcaroth, Avian). The idea for Jonah to form a new project came about during the fall of 2005. It was then that he felt it was time to establish himself as a creative force and a songwriter, in addition to a studio musician and live performer. The basic groundwork that became the foundation of the Structure of Inhumanity sound, was melodic, epic, occasionally progressive, and over the top heavy metal, strongly routed in the Swedish and Finnish sound, with a touch of American style riffing." More...

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Lizzy Borden Reveals 30th Anniversary Dates

Lizzy Borden has announced the dates for the band's previously announced 30 years of American Metal Tour.

The anniversary show will feature songs from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like "Me Against The World," "American Metal," and "Master of Disguise." Dates are as follows:

July 24, 2014 Lima, Peru Centrica
July 26, 2014 Bogota, Colombia Ozzy Rock Bar
August 1, 2014 Incheon, South Korea Pentaport Rock Festival
August 14, 2014 Forth Worth, TX Rail Club
August 15, 2014 Houston, TX Concert Pub North Theater
August 16, 2014 San Antonio, TX. Fitzgerald's
October 10, 2014 North Platte, Nebraska Skull Fest
October 11, 2014 Denver, CO Wolf Fest
Nov 7, 2014 Madrid, Spain We Rock
Nov 8, 2014 Zaragossa, Spain Teatro de las Esquinas
Nov 9, 2014 Donostia, Spain Doka
Nov 11, 2014 Eisden/Maasmechelen, Belgium Rock Club Jan Hertog
Nov 12, 2014 Tilburg, Holland Little Devil
Nov 14, 2014 Lichtenfels, Germany Paunchy Cats
Nov 15, 2014 Uster, CH Star Club
Nov 16, 2014 Bologna, Italy Freak Out
Nov 17, 2014 Brecia, Italy Colony
Nov 21, 2014 Vienna, Austria Escape
Nov 22, 2014 Zlin, Czech Republic Monsters of Rock Festival
Nov 23, 2014 Moscow, Russia Voltaclub More...

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Bloodstock Festival Reveals Full 2014 Lineup

The final bands have now been announced for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Festival, which takes place from August 7th - 10th (get ticket info and other details over here). The organizers of the festival comment:

"The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.

"Balls Deep bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.

"Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers Aceldama will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s Resin will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.

"Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. Goat Leaf bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, Oakhaart’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, Sinpathetic grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, Eradikator’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, Cacodaemonic's unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham."

The full 2014 festival lineup will be as follows: More...

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Devilment To Tour With Lacuna Coil

U.K. outfit Devilment, which features Dani Filth, has announced a European Tour with Lacuna Coil and Motionless In White.

This will be Lacuna Coil's first European headline tour in support of new album, "Broken Crown Halo" (reviewed here).

Dani Filth comments: "At last Devilment is unleashed upon an unsuspecting world! All of us in the band are super ecstatic that we begin our live career touring with two such formidable acts across Europe, just in time for the release of 'The Great And Secret Show,' our debut musical excretion out November 3rd. This tour is going to absolutely and utterly slay!"

Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) adds: "This is going to be HANDS DOWN the tour of the year and I am so damn excited it’s not even funny! A melting pot of darkness, adrenaline, sick rock metal and goth atmosphere is going to embrace you all soon... Lacuna Coil + Motionless In White + Devilment are going to paint your heart black in November. Come see us, you won’t regret it (and damn, I can’t fucking wait!).” More...

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Grifter Releases "Princess Leia" Video

The Obelisk is premiering Grifter's new video for "Princess Leia," which appears on forthcoming album, "Return Of The Bearded Brethren" due out next month via Ripple Music. Check out the clip below.

The album, which includes many tales of Guinness, ’70s sex symbols, drinking regrets, religious folly and more, is slotted for to be released on August 12th in North America, August 18th in Europe and will be available on CD, limited vinyl & digital formats. The track listing is as follows:

1. Black Gold
2. She Mountain
3. Paranoiac Blues
4. Princess Leia
5. Bow Down To The Monkey
6. Braggard’s Boast
7. It’s Not Me, It’s You
8. Fire Water
9. The Return Of The Bearded Brethren
10. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover) More...

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Pelgrim Splits With Guitarist

Pelgrim guitarist Pim Goossens has issued the following announcement online about parting ways with the band:

'Hello everyone, I’m sad to inform you that I am quitting Pelgrim. In the coming months I will be starting a master’s programme and although I would love to do both this and play in the most kickass band in the universe ever, I know that both would suffer.

"This would be unacceptable to me and more importantly it would be unfair to my bestest of buddies, who are gay for robots, but I don’t judge. I have been making music with some of these nerds for almost ten years, Wouter Zaman and Koen Scheepens, and in the last years I have also had the pleasure to see Rik Torremans and Django van Loon join our merry band of band buddies. They are all my best friends, truly, and I hope they will grow so much more with a new guitar player (who should not be gay for robots, someone has to be the normal one..).

"In short: this sucks, shmurr, had to be done, murp, all the best, bliep, being in bands is for noobs, huurrdiedurr. Also, be gentle to the robots. They have feelings, you know.'

The Dutch band adds: "This surely is a major disappointment for us, since Pim is a long time member and friend. We love you Pim ‘njek-njek-sjmurdiebur’ Goossens and wish you all the best. However, Pelgrim will go on and we’ll start looking for the right replacement for Pim. Do you think you’ve got what it takes? Contact us right away!" More...

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Vangough Launch Kickstarter To Support Tour/Album

Hot on the heels of their recent announcement of a North American tour sponsored by MetalUnderground.com with prog metal titans Pain of Salvation, Vangough are launching a crowd-funding campaign to help them stay on the road and deliver a Kickstarter-exclusive live CD. Vocalist and guitarist Clay Withrow explains how the next logical step was to get the band on tour following the release of their third album, 'Between the Madness' (reviewed here). “We’ve been aggressively trying to get on a tour for years now, so it’s been a longtime coming. This is a big step in bringing our music to a larger audience.”


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Autumn's Dawn Posts New Track

Autumn's Dawn has revealed a second track from upcoming debut album, "Gone," which will be released August 25th (September 3rd internationally).

Hear the new song "Until My Heart Corrodes With Rust" below. You can pre-order the album at this location, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Ashes Of A Life (streaming here)
2. Until My Heart Corrodes With Rust
3. Into The Cold
4. Grace Of The Grave
5. When The Sun Sets For The Last Time
6. Blank Stare, Dead Eyes
7. Dawn
8. Through The Rusted Gates Of Time
9. Gone

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Nightbringer Streaming New Song

Colorado black metal cult Nightbringer is streaming the first track taken from new album, "Ego Dominus Tuus" ("I Am Your Lord"). The new track, "Et Nox Illuminatio Mea In Deliciis Meis," is streaming below, thanks to Stereogum.

Regarding the track, the band issued the following statement: "Et Nox… refers to a line from Psalm 139. The lyrics draw heavily upon this psalm, which we feel, via a perhaps more heretical approach, elucidates symbols relevant to the ‘midnight sun’ and the ‘night of light.’ Furthermore we touch upon the Greek melancholia and the sovereignty of Saturn over those of us who are born with his mark and our relation to the former concepts as well as the significance of the ‘black light’ of our Lord. It speaks much of the ecstatic furor one may enter in which wisdom is imparted both from above, below and within, via a state of ‘divine madness.'"

"Ego Dominus Tuus" will be released by Season of Mist in North America on September 30th (September 26th worldwide). Pre-orders can be found here and "Ego Dominus Tuus" was recorded and mixed at Flatline Audio Studios by Dave Otero. The track listing is as follow:

1. Prayer of Nephal
2. Et Nox Illuminatio mea in Deliciis Meis
3. Lantern of Eden's Night
4. Things which are Naught
5. I am the Gateway
6. Call of the Exile
7. Where Fire never Dreamt of Man
8. The Witchfires of Tubal-Qayin
9. Salvation is the Son of Leviathan
10. The Otherness of Being More...

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Re-Issue Of Mad Alien Material Set For August

Mad Alien, the German act that was active from 1989-1995 will re-issue a compilation of material via a self-titled release through Kathargo, under its "Heavy Metal Classics" line, on August 29th.

Coming into the Rock scene in 1989 with the EP "We Are Alive," Mas Alien showed a lot of potential with their melodic Heavy Metal/Hard Rock. "Combining a fine vocalist, good guitars, outstanding songwriting and the typical 80's feel, this high quality was 'standard' for all songs also on the forthcoming full length in 1992." Mad Alien was a victim of the grunge movement in the early 90's and faded out by 1995.

The track list for the compilation is:

1. We Are Alive
2. Creature of the Storm
3. One of These Days
4. Lady Desireous (Opus 9,7)
5. Time War
6. Shout it Out
7. Kwisatz Haderach (Part I - III)
8. Only for You
9. Goodbye
10. Nightmare on Elm Street
11. Fire on Ice
12. Opus 8,5
13. Together
14. Lovesong More...

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MindMaze Posts "Back From The Edge" Preview Clip

Pennsylvania progressive/power metal act MindMaze has posted a preview clip for the upcoming release "Back From the Edge." The sophomore album is currently targeted for a fall release and more information is expected shortly. Guest stars scheduled to appear include Mike LaPond (Symphony X), who handled the bass duties on the album.

The band successfully funded the recording of the release via a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. Check out the trailer here:

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Creation's End Details New Album "Metaphysical"

U.S. progressive metal act Creation's End, featuring ex-Riot/ex-MasterPlan vocalist Mike DiMeo, have posted the album art and track list for the upcoming new album "Metaphysical." The album will drop on August 29th via Pure Prog Records, a division of Pure Steel Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Ohm
2. The Chosen None
3. Bivariate
4. This Heart
5. All I Have
6. Part Of You
7. Surrendered
8. Push
9. Turn Away
10. Bring To Life
11. Constructing A Savior
12. Singularity More...

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Facebreaker Releases "Catacomb" Music Video

Sweden's Facebreaker, featuring Scar Symmetry vocalist Robban Karlsson, released a new music video for the track "Catacomb." The song appears on the latest release "Dedicated to the Flesh," which is available via Cyclone Empire Records.

Check out the video here:

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Eluveitie Posts Preview Clip For New Video

Swiss folk act Eluveitie posted a preview clip for the upcoming new music video "Call of the Mountains." The song appears on the band's new album "Origins," which is set for release on August 1 (EU), August 4 (UK), and August 5 (US) via Nuclear Blast Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.

The band will make this track available in English, Swiss-German, Romansh, French and Italian. Check out the preview here:

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