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Last updated on February 1, 2015 at 1:30 PM ET

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

Cries Of Your Sins Posts Demo Tracks

New melodic extreme metal outfit Cries Of Your Sins has a three song demo release online for streaming, which can be heard below. Download information is also available at the project's Facebook profile and the track listing is:

1. Endless Fog
2. King Of No-One
3. Kingdom Of Icefields

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Archspire Guitarist Launches Instruction Series

Dean Lamb, guitarist of the fast-rising technical death metal force Archspire, has released a series of instructional guitar videos via Gear Gods. In the series Lamb discusses techniques, soloing (in particular solos found in Archspire's album "The Lucid Collective"), and more.

Archspire also recently announced a new U.S. tour that sees the band team up with Fallujah starting on March 3rd, and running throughout the Western U.S. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. More...

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A Hero Will Stand Releases Video With Teya Salat

A Hero Will Stand has a new music video online for the "Dreamcatcher" track, which was filmed with international tattoo model Teya Salat.

The clip was shot by director Ievgenii Nozhechkin (Emmure, Heartist, Down&Dirty) and can be seen below, or you can find more info on the band at the A Hero Will Stand Facebook profile here.

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Roadburn Adds New Bands

Roadburn Festival is pleased to announce new additions to the 20th edition of the festival. The festival will take place April 9th - 12th in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Both day tickets and weekend tickets are currently on sale.

Roadburn 2015's curators - Wardruna's Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik and Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson - have almost completed the lineup for their event on Friday April 10th. Loop main man, Robert Hampson and Swedish psych heroes, Agusa will both perform alongside Focus, Death Hawks, Sólstafir and others.

BardSpec - the ambient project/band from Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar - will also perform at the event. Einar will present a workshop which will delve into his approach to music and the extensive creative concept behind Wardruna's ongoing "Runaljod" trilogy as well as his approach and study of the runes and other Norse esoteric arts. He will demonstrate a selection of the oldest Nordic instruments, play fully acoustic Wardruna music, and there will also be time for questions from the audience. More...

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Slipknot Posts "Custer" Video

Slipknot has released a live video for the "Custer" track (taken off new comeback album ".5: The Gray Chapter), which can be seen below or over at the band's Facebook profile here.

The previously released live video for "The Devil In I," shot at the 2014 Knotfest, can also still be seen at this location.

The track listing for ".5: The Gray Chapter" is as follows:

1. XIX
2. Sarcastrophe
3. AOV
4. The Devil In I
5. Killpop
6. Skeptic
7. Lech
8. Goodbye
9. Nomadic
10. The One That Kills The Least
11. Custer
12. Be Prepared For Hell
13. The Negative One
14. If Rain Is What You Want
15. Override (bonus track)
16. The Burden (bonus track) More...

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Soundcrawler Unveils Album Artwork

Soundcrawler will drop new album "The Dead-End Host" on February 20th via Klonosphere Records.

The album artwork has now been unveiled, which can be seen below, and a music video for opening track Raiders is available at this location. The new album's track listing is:

1. Raiders
2. Burning Scales
3. A God to Feed
4. Long Coma Slow
5. Souls From the Trash
6. The Plastic Truth
7. Civil
8. Infinite Genocide
9. And All the Seconds Left More...

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Manegarm Checks In From The Studio

Manegarm has checked in with the following update from the studio about recording a new album:

"All bass parts are now done, both for the acoustic and for the 'metal' songs. Our good friend John has already done some rough mixes of the acoustic songs and it sure sounds great already.

"Next up for the acoustic songs is violin recordings where we will get some great help from Martin Björklund who helped us out on our previous album 'Legions of the North.' The violin has been a very special and important 'ingredient' in Manegarms music for many years and it's always a great pleasure to record the violins and hear our songs come to life in a 'Manegarm way.'

"On Sunday we will start rigging the guitar amps once again because now it's time to record some smoking guitar melodies. A lot of things are in progress as you can see but that's the way we do it! This will be amazing friends!! Take care & have a rawking weekend!"

A previously released video report from the studio for this same album track process can also be found at this location.

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Sunday Old School: BMHM Part 1 - Bulldozer

Black Metal History Month has returned for a fourth instalment! This year will see our special time analyze some of the roots of the genre, as well as some of the bleakest and obscene bands to fly the flag of darkness.

We’re kicking off this year’s Black Metal History Month with a band which was a massive influence on the genre, but perhaps don’t always get the credit and respect they deserve. They certainly don’t get mentioned in the same breath as Celtic Frost and Mercyful Fate too often by entry level self-proclaimed experts very much. It also marks the first time Sunday Old School has looked at an Italian band, and who better to represent the beautiful country than one of the heaviest bands of their time, Bulldozer? More...

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