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Last updated on July 2, 2015 at 1:19 PM ET

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

Abigail Williams Issues Album, Tour Update

With Abigail Williams nearing the recording completion of a forthcoming new album, the band has announced an upcoming West Coast tour.

Set to kick off July 11th, the tour will hit fourteen cities before wrapping up in Seattle on July 27th. The tour announcement follows the recent release of the special 4-disc collection, "From Legend To Becoming" available now in stores nationwide.

The limited edition collection includes the band’s three full-length albums, 2008’s "In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns" (reviewed here), 2010’s "In The Absence Of Light" (reviewed here) 2012’s "Becoming" (you guessed it - reviewed here) plus the debut EP "Legend."

"After a year off from touring and working on our new record, we are looking forward to getting in the van again,” says vocalist/guitarist Sorceron. Continuing he notes, “we will be playing lots of new material from the upcoming release as well as our favorites from the past."

Sorceron has been keeping busy the last year working on new material for Abigail Williams as well participating in other recording projects - Lord Mantis, Missing - and serving as producer and engineer on other recordings. “Musically this album is very diverse,” he said. “the overall vibe is way more negative compared to our last album. Artistically this is the best line-up I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years.” More...

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Venom: "Black Metal Is A Very Dated Album"

WDR has a new video interview available online with Cronos from Venom shot at the Rock Hard Festival in Germany.

The full 14 minute chat can be seen below, but this nugget in particular may be of interest to fans who idolize the 1982 "Black Metal" album, as it seems the band realizes how dated it is and prefers more recent material:

"Back then people didn't understand the music. There's a lot more hype around that album. We've had kids coming up to us and saying, 'I don't like 'Black Metal.' It's a very dated album, and unless you're from that period, it's difficult to get into. That's why we play some of the songs live — so people can understand it. But I prefer the newer stuff anyway."

Venom released latest album "From The Very Depths" (reviewed here) earlier this year. More...

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Stu Marshall Ending Empires Of Eden

Following the release of fourth album "Architect of Hope," it seems there's no hope to be had for any upcoming Empires of Eden material. Stu Marshall comments on laying the band to rest:

"I am announcing here that I will not be making anymore Empires of Eden albums. The decision comes for many reasons, one most importantly that I think the series has run its course and, unless an artist has something new to say, they best leave their prior works do the talking.

"To say I am grateful for your support is an understatement. The amazing people and opportunities this (EOE) thing spawned for me is incredible. Without EOE, Death dealer and my new band Blasted to static would never have been born.

"So first, thank you for following. The 4 albums will remain a set for me. Very special in many ways. Each album contains pure performances from some incredible talent. The good news is the music output from me is increasing... two bands both with global touring plans and releases. Death Dealer releases our second album this year with European touring staring next week and, Blasted to Static’s debut will be completed soon with early 2016 touring planned. More...

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Fin'amor Streaming Entire New Album

New York's Fin'amor will release new album "Forbidding Mourning" on July 7th, with pre-order bundles available right here. Today the band also makes the entire album available for pre-listening. Check it out below.

Fin'amor comments: "We are excited to have our long-overdue work released to the masses. The last seven years have lead to this culmination of our efforts and we hope that it will bring as much pleasure to the listeners as it did to us in the process of making it. The temple of doom is looking for followers, so we will see you en masse."

If you dig what you hear, be sure to also head out and see Fin'amor performing live on these upcoming dates:

7/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Lucky 13 Saloon (CD Release Show)
7/11: Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Bros
7/12: Albany, NY @ Trickshots
8/14: Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Immortal Bird
8/15: Raleigh, NC @ Slims w/ Helgamite
8/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie More...

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Disturbed Posts Making-Of Clip

In case you missed the news, Disturbed has returned with a new album titled "Immortalized" after going on hiatus back in 2011.

The band recently dropped a video clip for new song "The Vengeful One" (still available here) and now the first in a series of teaser clips is online. Check out part 1 in the making of "Immortalized" below.

"Immortalized" will be officially released on August 21st, 2015 and is available for pre-order today at this location.

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Silent Voices Posts New Lyric Video

Check out the official lyric video for "Darkest Night" from Silent Voices below. You can also grab the single at the Inner Wound Recordings Bandcamp page here. The full digital release features the following track listing:

1. Darkest Night 07:33
2. Darkest Night (Radio Edit) 05:12
3. Glassheart (2015 Revisited) 06:10

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Black Fast Comments On Upcoming Touring

Black Fast will support Revocation this fall on a new run of tour dates also featuring Cannabis Corpse and Archspire.

Black Fast's all new LP "Terms Of Surrender" is due out August 7th, just a month prior to the tour's start.

"This gang that I'm in, Black Fast, is so grateful to Revocation for this opportunity," says vocalist Aaron Akin. "I think of them as the premier band at what they do. They work so hard and shred their asses completely off and their fans recognize this and are rabid with passion. We can't wait to go out there every night and give it everything we have. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. We look forward to meeting all you maniacs on the road!"

The upcoming dates are as follows: More...

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Kerry King On Ghost: "I Just Hate The Music"

In a video with Artisan News Service (which can be seen here if the YouTube player below won't load properly), Kerry King of Slayer discusses his feelings towards the cross-genre megastar band Ghost, which has divided the metal community between its sound and imagery.

King comments:

"Dude, I love the imagery. I love it. I just hate the fucking music. I like them. You know, they've been on many tours with us. I just, I can't. And I tried. I wanna like them, and I can't.

"I got their CD from Brian Slagel from Metal Blade. It was when Gary Holt first started playing with us, and I picked up Gary. And I'm, like, 'Brian said this is awesome, man.'

"So we put it in, going to practice. It wasn't awesome. It wasn't awesome for me. I'm, like, 'Well, maybe just the first song sucks.' And we went to the next one. It's just not for me... And I've tried so hard."

Slayer's new album "Repentless" is set to drop on September 11th (check out the title track here), while Ghost just returned with Papa Emeritus III and will release the "Meliora" album on August 21st. If you missed Ghost's latest video, "Cirice" is still available at this location. More...

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Stryper Reveals Album Details, Pisses Off Fans

Next week, Frontiers Music will unleash the first single from the upcoming Stryper album, "Fallen," and now the album artwork and track listing can be found below.

The band also managed to step into the shit pretty hard with its predictably anti-gay fan base when Michael Sweet posted "No matter what you agree with or disagree with, stand for or stand against - love conquers all. Love prevails, hate fails......." on the same day SCOTUS extended marriage rights to all same-sex couples across the United States. You can read all the Christian rage at the band's Facebook page here.

1. Yahweh
2. Fallen
3. Pride
4. Big Screen Lies
5. Heaven
6. Love You Like I Do
7. All over Again
8. After Forever
9. Till I Get What I Need
10. Let There Be Light
11. The Calling
12. King of Kings More...

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Borknagar Wraps Up Work On Album

It's nearly time for some long-overdue new Borknagar metal fans! After finishing the recording in early June, now the mixing/mastering is complete and the album is ready to go. Borknagar comments:

"That's it!! Our 10th opus is finally nailed into the forever. Thanks to the brilliant wizardry of Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios this album will definitely stand forth as a milestone of our musical journey!

"We are deeply amazed by this man's ability to turn coal into diamonds, a cloudy day into inspiring sunshine. None above, none aside- none even close.

"Thanks for the coop, friendship, coffee and days of share awesomeness Jens! More updates will follow soon!"

Garm (Kristoffer Rygg of Ulver) is slated to make a guest appearance on two tracks for the album, due to drop later this year via Century Media and following the 2012 release "Urd" (reviewed here). More...

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Walking Corpse Syndrome Streaming New Track

Missoula, Montana based death metal outfit Walking Corpse Syndrome is streaming its new track titled "Apocalypse", taken from the upcoming new album "Human Delusion", which is scheduled for release this fall.

Check out now "Apocalypse" below.

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Buried In Verona Premieres New Track And Video

Buried In Verona premieres its new track titled "Can’t Be Unsaid" taken from the new album “Vultures Above, Lions Below” which will be out on August 07th via Rise Records. The band recently has regrouped with a new guitarist, bassist and drummer.

Check out now "Can’t Be Unsaid" below.

Explains vocalist Brett Anderson: More...

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For All Eternity Posts New Music Video "Metanoia"

Sydney-based melodic metalcore band For All Eternity premieres a brand new music video for the title track to their latest album "Metanoia", which is set to drop on July 10th via Facedown Records.

Check out now "Metanoia" below.

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Axis Posts New Track "Transgression"

Floridian outfit Axis premieres a new track titled "Transgression", taken from the full-length debut "Show Your Greed", which will be out on September 04th via Good Fight Music. The album was recorded and mixed by Taylor Young (of Nails/Twitching Tongues) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Noisem, Full Of Hell).

Check out now "Transgression" below.

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Scale The Summit Teases Third New Track

Scale The Summit previews a third new audio sample of the track titled "Kestrel", taken from the upcoming new album “V” which is scheduled to drop on September 18th via Prosthetic Records.

Check it out now below.

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