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Last updated on December 19, 2014 at 5:21 PM ET

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

Youth Funeral Announces U.S. Shows

With new EP "See You When I See You" due out January 27th on Twelve Gauge Records, Youth Funeral kicks off the new year with a short US tour.

Christened "a complex, heavy slab of screamo in the Orchid/Loma Prieta/Deathwish Inc vein" by BrooklynVegan, "See You When I See You" is Youth Funeral's second EP and first for Twelve Gauge. Catch the band live supporting the release on these dates:

Jan 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ West Philly Retirement Center
Jan 4 - Richmond, VA @ Gangway Garden
Jan 5 - Charlotte, NC @ The Dog House
Jan 6 - Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor
Jan 7 - Berea, KY @ 216 Adams Street
Jan 8 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie's Trophy House Grill
Jan 9 - Chicago, IL @ Mousetrap
Jan 11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Planet Vegeta
Jan 13 - West Haven, CT @ The Crunch House More...

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Arbitrator Streaming Track Online

Arbitrator is a project that began in late 2010 as the brainchild of Robert Kukla and officially debuted in 2011 with the EP "The Consummate Ascendancy." Now with a revamped lineup, the band will be unleashing 2015 release "Indoctrination of Sacrilege" on February 13th.

The album was produced by Sacha Laskow (ex-Divinity, Every Hour Kills), mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy), and features album artwork done by Colin Marks (Exodus, Scar Symmetry, Jeff Loomis).

Robert Kukla comments: "I won't bullshit. 'Indoctrination of Sacrilege' is just that - a journey discovering the Arbitrator sound. It's our first album and not our destined grand opus. It is, however, an excellent piece of carefully crafted music. Those that find satisfaction in ominous and progressive death metal of a grand scale will undoubtedly find something for themselves in here."

You can download the track "For That Which May Appease Lions" over at Pure Grain Audio here or stream the song below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. They Will Worship This Fire of Agony (6:41)
2. Stillborn Bastard of The Nazarene (6:50)
3. For That Which May Appease Lions (6:56)
4. Serpent of The Styx (8:41)
5. Profaned and Perfected (7:30)
6. The Burning Sands of His Kingdom (instrumental) (3:14) More...

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Opul Announces New Album Release

This Winter, Nefarious Industries will proudly release the latest EP from Opul, the solo outing by Matt Lupo of East Of The Wall.

Having been a main part of the morphing entity which transformed from The Postman Syndrome in the early 2000s, and into what is East of The Wall today, guitarist and vocalist Matt Lupo has stepped outside of all previous and current band entities to organically formulate this expansive solo EP under the moniker Opul, entitled "Levels."

On his fourth solo excursion as Opul, Lupo delivers plenty of the guitar and melodic vocals he is known for providing for his other musical acts, yet on this expansive and reflexive three-song EP, the multi-instrumentalist supplies all instruments including bass and drums.

A layered and ambitious excursion, this twenty-minute recording showcases a variety of layered vocal arrangements atop both crunching and crystal clear guitar tones, and a range of musical exploration fully written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Lupo himself and mastered by Steven Alexander.

Opul's newest offering is guitar-driven, super-melodious, heavy rock riffage that aims for the stratosphere. Nefarious Industries will release "Levels" digitally on January 13th with a physical version to follow shortly after. Stand by for samples of the album, preorder links, and further updates at the beginning of the year. The track listing is as follows:

1. Presence
2. Velocity & Saturation
3. Clarity

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Vile Regression Offering "Empires" For Download

Irish tech metal band Vile Regression is offering the "Empires" release online for streaming and free digital download. Pick up your copy of the album over at this location. Guitarist Brian Brady comments:

"We've been blown away by the positive feedback we have received from the online metal community and printed metal press for 'Empires.' The reviews have been incredibly positive and at this stage we want as many people to hear the record as possible!

"On top of this, the EP has already become available to download on various blogs and torrent sites, so rather than metal fans downloading a poor quality version, we want them to be able to download a full quality release of 'Empires,' along with the artwork, lyrics and be able to share the download link with their friends.

"We hope people will enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it and look forward to seeing many of you on the road in 2015. Happy Christmas from Vile Regression!" More...

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Disfigured Dead Disbands, Reforms Under New Name

After a change in the band's musical evolution and imagery, New York's Disfigured Dead has decided to move forward by including a new perspective to the band & a new band name.

After the recording of what will be the new band's debut full-length, the core members of Kyle Kratzer (Drums), Dave Gruver (Guitar), Ryan Kratzer (Guitar) and Isaac Dillon (Bass) are now joined by vocalist Mark Berlin to make up the newly formed NilExistence. Vocal duties during the recording were handled by Dave Gruver and Kyle Kratzer.

The band had this to say about the change: "We as a band have decided to carry on our music and work under a new name, and as a different band. We hear our music and see something more and Disfigured Dead just doesn't suit the bands concepts anymore. We thank everyone and anyone whose helped and supported us this far and ask you to come like our new page!!!"

The band has been tracking this debut full-length over the past year and will be handing over the record to the famous Hertz Studio (Decapitated, Behemoth, Vader) in Poland this coming March. More...

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Xibalba Unchains New Single

Xibalba has unchained the first single from the approaching "Tierra Y Libertad" LP with a stream of the album's third track, "Invierno," now playing below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

With nearly forty-four minutes of unrelenting revolutionary violence, "Tierra Y Libertad" was recorded by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace) at The Pit in Van Nuys.

Southern Lord will issue "Tierra Y Libertad" on CD, LP, and digital outlets on January 26th in Europe and the 27th in North America. You can see the band live supporting the release on these dates:

1/30/2015 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
1/31/2015 Gilman - Berkeley, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
2/07/2015 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Excel, Rotting Out
2/18/2015 Bogies - Albany, NY w/ The Banner
2/19/2015 Haverhill - Haverhill, MA w/ The Banner
2/20/2015 Amityville Music Hall - Amityville, NY w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/21/2015 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/22/2015 Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI w/ The Banner, Rude Awakening More...

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Cerebral Fix Signs With Xtreem Music

Cerebral Fix, which was covered last year in our Sunday Old School column, has inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of a new album. The label had this to say:

"Existing since 1986 and having released 4 albums between 1988-1992, Cerebral Fix reformed back in 2006 with both original guitarists Gregg Fellows and Anthony Warburton together with former vocalist Simon Forrest, the band got Andy Baker (ex-Sacrilege) on drums and Steve Watson (Ravens Creed) on bass to complete the line-up.

"The band was especially active during 2014 when they got to play a few shows until in October, due to personal reasons, vocalist Simon Forrest had to leave the band, being immediately replaced by Al Osta, who already proved to be a good frontman in Ravens Creed. With this line-up, Cerebral Fix opened for Morbid Angel last 10th of December in Birmingham, getting a very good acceptance. More...

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In The Company Of Serpents Streaming New Song

"Merging In Light" is the forthcoming EP from Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, "Merging In Light" spews forth over twenty rumbling minutes of bottom-heavy, riff-sodden, fuzzed out cheerlessness.

In celebration of its official unveiling on December 21st, today the band offers up opening rager "Breed, Consume, Die" for communal worship. Check it out below. The band also comments:

"'Breed, Consume, Die' is basically about how we're shoehorned as a society into this paradigm where we're expected to constantly work, and spend what little time we have to ourselves consuming dispensable bullshit that does nothing to enrich our lives. If we don't conform to that mold or approach to life, we're labelled as dead weight, so we all end up chasing that carrot on a stick while anything of value in our lives is whittled down to nothing."

The previously posted song "Third Mind" can also still be heard over at this location. More...

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Mountain Of Wizard Announces New Tour Dates

The New Orleans instrumental riff conjurors from Mountain Of Wizard - who feature within their ranks members of EyeHateGod, Classhole and Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight -- will kick off the new year with short run of live rituals supporting amplification kings, High On Fire.

Set to commence in Birmingham, Mountain Of Wizard will levy smoky, bottom-heavy jams upon the ears of West Columbia, Richmond, Brooklyn, Hartford, Portland, Poughkeepsie and Providence with additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come.

Formed in 2008, Mountain Of Wizard worships at the altar of the riff boasting a thick, raging, blues-ridden Bayou swagger. See the band live on these dates:

1/06/2015 Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
1/07/2015 New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC
1/08/2015 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
1/09/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
1/10/2015 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
1/11/2015 Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
1/13/2015 The Loft at the Chance Theatre - Poughkeepsie, NY
1/14/2015 Simon's 677 - Providence, RI

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Arbiter Covers "Bang Bang"

The self-aware entertainers from Arbiter have Rick-trolled their own fans, showed the world how to write breakdowns with playing cards, and put up 80 other mildly entertaining videos on their official YouTube channel.

Now 2014 draws to a close and Arbiter is going out with a Bang Bang — with a cover of Jessie J's Top 40 hit of the same name featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Arbiter's version of "Bang Bang" will be featured on the "Djent Rolls Deep Vol. 2" compilation put together It Djents and The Djent-lemen's Club, in addition to a full-scale release via Famined Records.

"It is a total blast to listen to," boasts Connor Arbiter, vocalist of the band. "I mean [our cover of 'Bang Bang'] pays hilarious tribute—and parody—to both the original song, pop music and of course the contrasting metal music memes and bands everyone in the community knows and loves." Connor adds that the song has "plenty of zeroes" and sounds "more Meshuggah than Meshuggah does."

"Guys in metal bands will be sending this song to their crushes on Valentine's Day next year, I guarantee it." Connor adds some closing thoughts. "It totally captures the "metal br0 love life."

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Baring Teeth Streaming "The Violitionist Sessions"

Dallas-based tech/death trio Baring Teeth recently took part in a shredding session at Civil Audio in Denton, Texas to record a live studio set, as part of "The Violitionist Sessions."

Alongside a short interview, Baring Teeth clinically destroys three tracks from second LP, "Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins" -- "Visitant," "Dripping Sun" and the title track -- all recorded by Michael Briggs live with no overdubs. You can read the interview at this location and stream the tracks below.

Baring Teeth released "Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins" through Willowtip Records at the end of November. The album was recorded by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans). See the band live on these dates:

12/20/2014 Gatsby's Mansion - Denton, TX
1/09/2015 Augustine's - Hammond, LA
1/10/2015 Back to Back Bar - Bossier City, LA More...

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Power Trip Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Since the 2013 release of debut LP "Manifest Decimation" on Southern Lord Recordings, the Texas maniacs from Power Trip have toured incessantly.

The ongoing attack will continue into 2015, as the band just announced a new rash of U.S. tour dates in February and March.

First up, closing a crushing 2014 tour schedule down, Power Trip will bring mayhem to the Fern Park, Florida-based FYA Fest on December 27th and 28th. From February 23rd through 25th, the band will raid three Texan towns alongside S.H.I.T. Then on March 3rd, Power Trip gets underway with a three-week run through the Midwest and West Coast states, set to conclude at South By So What?! 2015 Festival in Grand Prairie, Texas, on select dates joining Build And Destroy, Title Fight, and Merchandise.

But as always with these road animals, more dates will undoubtedly be announced in the coming weeks. More...

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Dead In The Manger Streaming New Track

20 Buck Spin is getting ready to bombard the planet with the latest output from Dead In The Manger as debut LP "Cessation" is prepped for an early February release.

Today the first single from the album has made its way online. Check out the track "Part IV" below, thanks to Noisey.Vice.com.

Dead In The Manger's content, song titles, and origin remain as unidentified as the members' identities, not to bury a hidden agenda or mask some smattering of mainstream entertainment icons from public scrutiny, but more to allow the artwork, music and belittling delivery to be the focal points of the flesh-cutting tunes.

20 Buck Spin, also responsible for Dead In The Manger's "Transience" EP early this year, will release Cessation on February 3rd, 2015, on 12" LP and through all digital outlets. More...

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Like A Storm Posts New Lyric Video

New Zealand’s hard rock export Like A Storm will release new full-length album, "Awaken The Fire," on February 24th.

The group kicks off 2015 with a North American tour alongside Hellyeah and Devour The Day on February 6th.

Like A Storm also just launched a new lyric video for the new single, “Wish You Hell,” that can be viewed below. More...

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Benighted Streaming Live Track

The European death metal extremists from Benighted have premiered a live track taken from their forthcoming live CD + DVD set, "Benighted - Brutalive the Sick."

The track, titled "Let the Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth," is streaming below thanks to BeatRoute Magazine.

The set will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on February 23rd, 2015 and the track listing is as follows:

1. X2Y
2. Noise
3. Let the Blood Spill between My Broken Teeth
4. Collapse
5. Experience Your Flesh
6. Carnivore Sublime
7. Prey
8. Grind Wit
9. Fritzl
10. Collection of Dead Portraits
11. Slaughter Suicide
12. Slut
13. Asylum Cave More...

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Black Tusk Announces Additional Headline Shows

Black Tusk recently announced the band would be honoring fallen brother and band mate Athon's memory by returning to the live stage for a tour of Europe with Black Label Society.

Today the band has announced an additional twelve headlining dates in Europe around the tour. A complete list of stops is included below.

Black Tusk recently completed a fifth full-length record with producer Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR this past September. The record will see a mid 2015 release via Relapse Records. More...

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Angelus Apatrida Releases New Video

The release of the upcoming 5th studio album by Spanish thrash metal band Angelus Apatrida is drawing nearer: "Hidden Evolution" will be unleashed on January 19th in Europe and January 27th in North America (digital only) via Century Media Records.

In anticipation of its release, today the band is now launching the album's first promotional video clip for the song "End Man." Check it out below.

The clip was directed by Adriana Lorente and Sara Cort, who already worked with Angelus Apatrida on the preview clips for "You Are Next" and "Blast Off." The group comments:

"Behind the meaning of 'End Man' lies the desperation of someone who has reached the limit, on the verge of exploding. Going though certain tough situations in life creates inner demons that sometimes show when least expected. That feeling of stressing intensity is present during the whole song, only letting loose when choruses appear. Adriana and Sara have once again done an amazing work adapting the concept of the song to a video by melting the meaning of this track to the inner general concept of the album and its artwork, based around the astronaut (See here!) with such an amazing and super detailed result."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Immortal
2. First World Of Terror
3. Architects
4. Tug Of War
5. Serpents On Parade
6. Wanderers Forever
7. End Man
8. Speed Of Light
9. I Owe You Nothing
10. Hidden Evolution More...

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Anciients Posts Roadburn Fest Audio

Anciients performed at the Roadburn Festival 2014, and now audio from the set is streaming online at this location.

The Canadian band's Roadburn performance was its first-ever European show, and kicked off a 2014 tour with ASG.

Anciients has also announced a U.S. appearance as part of next year's Psycho California Festival. Now in its third year, the Psycho California Festival (formerly Psycho de Mayo) encompasses 54 bands across two stages, live art collaborations and more. The 2015 edition runs March 15th - 17th. More...

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Apocrophex Announces New Album

American technical death metal duo Apocrophex is pleased to release "The Grey," the first single from debut full-length album "Suspended From the Cosmic Altaar."

"The Grey" is the opening track from the upcoming album, set to be released March 10th, 2015 on CD and digital formats via NJ-based Manicidic Records. Give it a listen below. The band also comments:

"We chose 'The Grey' as first contact because it fully represents our evolution and progression from the Wheels Within Wheels EP so well. Fans that have only heard those 2 short tracks are in for an eye opener with this album, due to its massive leap forward in song structure, overall technicality and sheer power. Lyrically, the song presents the listener with the ever unsettling and horrific threat of being limited in option, to feeling and experiencing only constant fear, or ultimately nothing at all..." More...

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Moonspell Unveils Album Artwork

Moonspell's new album "Extinct" is due out March 2015 via Napalm Records, and today the cover artwork can be seen below. The band also comments:

"We have arrived safely in Warsaw, Poland and are just chilling out and resting to kick some ass tomorrow in the last show of a very intense year, or a couple of years to be more accurate.

"We take the chance to reveal our new cover artwork done by Seth Siro Anton once again. Goes without saying that we feel privileged of having him creating such spectacular, disturbing and impressive paintings to adorn our music.

"This will be the cover of our jewelcase edition but we can already let you know that all editions available (Napalm deluxe box, Mediabook, and Vinyl LP) will have different cover artwork!" More...

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Marilyn Manson Posts New Music Video

Marilyn Manson has a new music video out for the "Deep Six" single, which was directed by photographer/animator and designer Bart Hess.

"Deep Six" comes off upcoming album "The Pale Emperor," due out January 20th, 2015. The track listing is as follows:

1. Killing Strangers
2. Deep Six
3. Third Day of a Seven Day Binge
4. The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
5. Warship My Wreck
6. Slave Only Dreams to be King
7. The Devil Beneath My Feet
8. Birds of Hell Awaiting
9. Cupid Carries a Gun
10. Odds of Even

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Just For Fun

The Internet Finally Brings Us Heavy Metal Kitties

Joining the likes of Pug Destroyer and Hate Beak, now someone has finally given us what the Internet always cried out for: heavy metal kitties!

Some intrepid YouTube user has synced up "Life of Fear" by Lorna Shore to typical online cat shenanigans. Enjoy the cutesy brutality below. As an added level of hilarity, be sure to actually go the clips YouTube page and check out the level of work that went into making the video description ridiculous.

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Machine Head Finishes Routing Rescheduled Tour

Machine Head has completed routing on the most comprehensive U.S. tour in the band's 20 year history, a 42-city jaunt across America and Canada for the launch of new album “Bloodstone & Diamonds” that will be performed as “An Evening With.” As a bonus, since the band is no longer working on the album, it's significantly less likely this one will get cancelled!

Starting January 16th in Mesa, AZ Machine Head will perform over 2 hours of bone-crunching metal anthems. The sets will change a bit night-to-night and and the band guarantees to play songs from every album in the catalog. Dates are as follows:

1/16 Mesa - Club Red Theatres
1/18 Farmington - Top Deck
1/20 Austin - Red 7
1/21 Dallas - Gas Monkey Live
1/22 Houston - Fitzgeralds
1/23 New Orleans - House of Blue
1/24 Orlando - The Beacham
1/25 Atlanta - Masquerade
1/27 Asheville - Orange Peel
1/28 Baltimore - Baltimore Sound Stage
1/29 Philadelphia - Underground Arts
1/30 New York - Irving Plaza
1/31 Allston - Brighton Music Hall More...

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1349 Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

The Norwegian black metal tyrants from 1349 have announced a headlining U.S. tour. The trek, which starts on February 8th in Tampa, FL sees the band travel throughout the month before concluding in Spartanburg, SC.

Support on this tour comes from Origin, Abysmal Dawn, and Wolvhammer. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

In addition to the full U.S. tour, 1349 has also announced an exclusive performance as part of next year's "70000 Tons of Metal" cruise. The cruise departs from Miami, FL on January 22nd, and will travel for 4 days before returning.

1/22-26 Miami, FL @ 70000 tons of Metal Cruise (1349 Only)

2/8 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
2/10 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
2/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
2/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
2/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Complex
2/15 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
2/16 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub's
2/18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
2/19 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
2/20 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
2/21 Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
2/22 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
2/23 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
2/24 Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/25 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero More...

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The Cyon Project Announces Album Release

The Cyon Project's debut album "Tales of Pain" will be out on January 27th, 2015 via Pavement Entertainment. The album will be distribuited by Sony-RED and PHD.

A February tour is also in the works to support "Tales Of Pain," with full details forthcoming. You can also check out the band's music video for "Mr. Creosote" below.

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Just For Fun

Christmas Parody Of Ghost's "A Year Zero"

Just in time for the holiday woes, the Wagoner Brothers have launched a lyric video for their hysterical parody using the Ghost song "A Year Zero." The original song appears on the 2013 release "Infestissumam."

This parody is sure to lift your spirits just in time with a little yuletide cheer. Check it out here:

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1349 And Trollfest Latest Additions To 70K 2015

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced two additions to the 2015 roster, Norweigian black metal act 1349, supporting the latest album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" and countrymates and folk metal heroes Trollfest, in support of some chaos of its own "Kaptein Kaos."

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

1349 and Trollfest join previously announced bands below, with 24 bands still to be announced:

Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
Equilibrium More...

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Blind Guardian Issues Third Trailer For New Album

Germany's Blind Guardian posted the third in a series of behind the scenes studio preview clips showcasing the upcoming new release "Beyond the Red Mirror." The album is set to drop bia Nuclear Blast Records on January 30th (EU), February 2nd (UK) and February 3rd (North America). Check out a review for the album at this location.

The track list for the album is:

1. The Ninth Wave
2. Twilight of the Gods (see lyric video here)
3. Prophecies
4. At the Edge of Time
5. Ashes of Eternity
6. The Holy Grail
7. The Throne
8. Sacred Mind
9. Miracle Machine
10. The Grand Parade

Check out part three here: More...

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Diablo Blvd Releases Third Music Video For New LP

Brussels heavy rock/metal act Diablo Blvd released a music video for the new track "Follow the Deadlights," the title track for the upcoming new album. The video is the third for the release. The album is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on January 23, 2015.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Beyond The Veil
2. Rise Like Lions (see music video here)
3. Get Up 9
4. Follow The Deadlights
5. Son Of Cain (see music video)
6. Come With Me (Battle Call)
7. Fear Is For The Enemy
8. Peace Won By War
9. End Of Time
10. Inhuman
11. Saint Of Killers

Check out "Follow the Deadlights" here: More...

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Dracula Posts Preview Of New Music Video

Jorn Lande & Trond Holter's Dracula released a preview clip for an upcoming music video for the new track "Walking on Water." The song appears on the debut release "Swing of Death," which is expected for release on January 23rd (EU) and January 27th (North America) via Frontiers Music Srl.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Hands of Your God
2. Walking On Water
3. Swing of Death
4. Masquerade Ball
5. Save Me
6. River Of Tears
7. Queen of the Dead
8. Into the Dark
9. True Love Through Blood (Instrumental)
10. Under The Gun

The video is expected to be released on January 9th. Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Melechesh Posts Lyric Video For "Multiple Truths"

Israeli metal act Melechesh posted a lyric video for the new track "Multiple Truths." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Enki," which is set for release on February 27th (EU), March 2nd (UK) and March 10th (US).

The track list is:

1. Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged
2. The Pendulum Speaks
3. Lost Tribes
4. Multiple Truths
5. Enki - Divine Nature Awoken
6. Metatron And Man
7. The Palm The Eye And Lapis Lazuli
8. Doorways To Irkala
9. The Outsiders

Check out "Multiple Truths" here: More...

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Finsterforst Releases "Mach Dich Frei" Preview

Finsterforst posted an interactive preview, which features clips from the entire new album "Mach Dich Frei." The album drops via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

Jan. 23rd: G/A/S
Jan. 30th: EUROPE/AUS
Feb. 2nd: UK/NO/FR/IT/DK
Feb. 4th: SE/ESP
Feb. 10th: US/CAN

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Abfahrt
2. Schicksals End'
3. Zeit für Hass
4. Im Auge des Sturms
5. Mach Dich Frei! (see music video here)
6. Mann gegen Mensch
7. Reise zum..
8. Finsterforst

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Archaic Decapitator Posts New Song

Archaic Decapitator, a Connecticut-based death metal outfit, is streaming a new song titled "Ethereal Aspects" which serves as an early teaser to the band’s upcoming EP called "The Catherine Wheel".

The Catherine Wheel will drop as a "pay what you want" download on January 6th available on their Bandcamp page.

Check out "Ethereal Aspects" below (courtesy of NCS).

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Veil of Maya Teases Early 2015 Album

Veil of Maya posts a new teaser that could hint at an early 2015 album or song release on January 1, 2015.

States the band cryptically: "#VEILHASRISEN - 1.1.15. NEW ALBUM COMING SOON..."

As reported earlier this year Veil of Maya will be on tour with Upon A Burning Body coming January 2015. More...

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Ex-Rings of Saturn Guitarist Slams Lucas Mann

Ex-Rings of Saturn Guitarist Joel Omans outlines in a vitriolic rant on his Facebook timeline the real reasons why he left the band after a recent tour:

"So there's been quite a bit of vagueness to the real reason why I quit Rings of Saturn and It's been eating away at me keeping it to myself so here it goes. The deciding factor in me leaving the band was Lucas. I had enough of biting my tongue and going along for the ride.

"When I first joined the band we got along great and had the same common goals as musicians but that changed more and more over the years. To summarize he simply doesn't care about playing guitar or being a musician anymore. Word for word he told me 'I don't give a shit about playing guitar or getting better at guitar, I just want to write music and get the band as big as possible in the shortest amount of time.' More...

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