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Last updated on July 13, 2014 at 12:57 PM ET

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At The Gates Checks In From The Studio

The Swedish melodic death metal pioneers in At The Gates are currently at Studio Fredman working on a comeback album to be titled "At War With Reality." The band has now issued the following statement:

"Studio status update: 5 songs left for the bass tracking. Vocal recordings are almost done - just a few more songs to complete. Tomorrow, Anders will start recording the lead guitar parts, and some clean guitar parts..."

You can also see previously released drum recording footage from the studio at this location.

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Black Metal Charity Compilation Available

A new black metal compilation album titled "Crushing Intolerance Volume 1" is now available online for streaming and download.

You can get the tracks on a pay-what-you-want scale at Bandcamp here, with all proceeds going towards Women On Waves, a charity that provides contraception and reproductive health services to women who can't otherwise access them. The organizers of the compilation comment:

"Women on Waves aims to prevent unsafe abortions and empower women to exercise their human rights to physical and mental autonomy. We make sure that women have access to medical abortion and information through innovative strategies. But ultimately it is about giving women the tools to resist repressive cultures and laws. Not every woman has the possibility to be a public activist but there are things we can all do ourselves. With a ship Women on Waves can provide contraceptives, information, training, workshops, and safe and legal abortion services outside territorial waters in countries where abortion is illegal."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Corvid Canine - Pallid Lands 01:13
2. Ancst - Seasons of Separation 02:38
3. Anti-Freeze - Vision ii 06:39
4. Cara Neir - Cradled by Apathy 05:21
5. Koldscov (ft. Ravenwood) - The Birthplace 03:41
6. Schattenlicht - Niemals Vergessen 05:24
7. Deafest - Almagre 07:03
8. Unru - Von der Flüchtigkeit des Todes 09:50
9. Twilight Fauna - The Old Forest Road 06:27
10. Saus - Intro & II 05:37
11. Smutecní Slavnost - Úsvit lidstva 07:36
12. Crown of Asteria - First, Man of the Earth Terrestrial. Second, Man of the Sky, Celestial. 11:11
13. Hunter-Gatherer - Hunter-Gatherer 04:18
14. Stellar Descent - Cycles of Life (excerpt) 15:35
15. Cuscuta - Trapped in the Beast, Tearing from Within... 19:33 More...

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Crimson Hill Posts Album Trailer

A teaser trailer is now available online for "Denied," the new album from Turkey-based melodic death metal band Crimson Hill. Check it out below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Truth Within
2. White Turns to Black
3. Message to Continue
4. Blind With Hatred
5. Twisted Fate
6. My Bloody Lover
7. Broken Mirrors
8. Wings of Death
9. Salvation

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Warmen To Release New Album

Warmen has launched a crowd funding campaign via Pledge Music for upcoming album "First of the Five Elements," which will feature guest vocalist Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom.

You can hear a song from the upcoming release and see the pledge info over at this location.

Footage from the studio has also been posted online and can be seen below.

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Orphalis Going On Hiatus

German death metal band Orphalis has posted the following message online about going on hiatus:

"There are kinda sad news on the Orphalis camp: We sadly have to tell you that Orphalis needs to take a little break at the moment - the reason is that Kai, our drummer has some personal and familiar problems, so he doesn't have the time for rehearsing/shows/studio and all that stuff.

"That doesn't mean that he will leave the band or breaks up completely, he just needs a break - we will also keep rehearsing with some midi drums to work on our material for the 2nd album which will be released on Amputated Vein Records.

"So we have to cancel all of this year's shows and we have to postpone the studio dates until next year - sorry for everyone who wanted to catch us live this year on the Show with Misery Index in Cologne, the Metal Frenzy Open Air, or on Berlin Deathfest We promise to keep you updated and we'll come back with the most heaviest stuff you can imagine!" More...

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Wish Signs With 6131 Records

The new self-titled EP from grunge / post-hardcore band Wish is due out October 28th via 6131 Records. The label comments:

"As soon as 6131 Records heard Springfield, Missouri's Wish they immediately knew they wanted the band to join their roster. Fortunately for the label, this impressive new group agreed and planning quickly began for the release of their debut EP. Clocking in at just over 27 minutes, even calling this six-song collection an EP feels a bit unfair, but Wish manage to demonstrate a powerful grasp on songwriting. Their take on grungy post-hardcore sounds remarkably true to the '90s style, yet maintains a vibrant contemporary sensibility."

The "Wish" track listing is as follows:

1. Green World 05:18
2. Fade 03:20
3. Twenty Five 03:46
4. Hamptons 04:35
5. Whisper 03:24
6. Little Speck 06:25

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