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Last updated on July 28, 2015 at 12:48 PM ET

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Pit Stories: 24h McDicks

Tuesday means its time for some new Pit Stories, and this week's entry comes from Canadian grind outfit Fuck The Facts.

In typical rebellious grindcore fashion, Fuck The Facts didn't bother with a story that actually takes place in the pit and instead told us about having waaaaaaaay too much fast food. Bassist Marc Bourgon had this tale to tell:

Years ago, I'm guessing around 2010 or so, we were out west on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and made a stop in jolly old Regina for a show at the Exchange. The show was rad but it was looking grim as far as a place to stay was concerned so I got tasked with "cold calling" random people at the show to see if they would be cool with having us crash at their place. Usually someone will offer but tonight we were tossin' gutters.

We eventually found somewhere (after a reluctant girlfriend was convinced) and made our way to the dudes apartment.

In our band, we have "sober nights." This is a rotating schedule that determines who has to drive after the show/concert/bar mitzvah. I know for sure it wasn't Johnny or my night to drive because we were plastered. The wagon made a stop at a 24h McDicks for a quick snack and that's when Jibay and I got the brilliant idea of ordering 25 Mcdoubles. Ho-lee-fuck. Within a few minutes of placing the order every fucking beeper and alarm was going off behind the counter as the staff scrambled to fulfill this insane request.

When we got to the dudes house we saw that he made a stop at Burger King and picked up 20 Junior Whoppers. We barely ate any of them. It was awesome. Needless to say, we don't see much crazy road antics.

Fuck The Facts will release new album "Desire Will Rot" on August 25. You can also catch the band live on the upcoming tour dates listed below, where you should probably buy them a bunch of McDonalds or Burger King. More...

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Grim Vision Releasing "War Agony"

Hamburg's Grim Vision will release new EP "War Agony" on limited edition 7" vinyl and digital formats through Bastardized Recordings this coming August 28.

A furious mix of hardcore and dark metal, the three songs off "War Agony" feature poem-based lyrics about the destruction, war, and agony caused by humanity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Pre-orders are available at this location.

"War Agony" was recorded at 48Volt Studios by Phillip Salm and mastered at the Tonmeisterei Oldenburg by Role. The track listing is as follows:

1. Fallen Soldier
2. War Machine
3. Ten Minutes More...

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Kataklysm Left "Carrying Crosses" With Video 7

Canadian death metal icons Kataklysm marches on with the countdown of 10 conceptual music videos - one for each song on the upcoming new release "Of Ghosts And Gods" - out July 31st via Nuclear Blast. The band is in them midst of releasing a video per day - so check out "Carrying Crosses" in the player below.

The band commented: "'Carrying Crosses' is about giving everything you are to someone, accepting their defects, being taken advantage of and sacrificing everything for someone you love just to have them bleed you dry in return.”

The track list for the album is:

1. Breaching The Asylum (see music video here)
2. The Black Sheep (see music video here)
3. Thy Serpents Tongue (see music video here)
4. Soul Destroyer (see music video here)
5. Vindication (see music video here)
6. Marching Through Graveyards (see music video here)
7. Shattered
8. Hate Spirit
9. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect

Check out "Carrying Crosses" here: More...

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Mastodon Announces Shows With Judas Priest

If you've gotten over Brent Hinds hating heavy metal, you can see Mastodon live this fall with Judas Priest. The band comments:

"We're excited to announce that we'll be hitting the road in October and November for a fall North American tour with British metal icons Judas Priest, which kicks off on October 16th.

"In addition, The Missing Link Tour w/ Clutch plus support from Corrosion Of Conformity also continues with new dates. All confirmed tour dates are below."


*** Mastodon w/ Judas Priest Tour dates
** Mastodon co-headline with Clutch & Corrosion of Conformity
* Mastodon Headline More...

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Kylesa Streaming "Lost And Confused"

Kylesa just issued the following announcement about gearing up to drop a new full-length album later this year:

"We are happy to announce that we have a new record coming out on Season of Mist October 2nd called 'Exhausting Fire.' Have a listen to one of the new songs 'Lost and Confused' below and follow the link to several pre-order options." More...

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Rifftera Announces Debut Album

Rifftera is a band from Vaasa, Finland formed in 2010 playing music influenced by melodic death and thrash, among many other genres. The years since have seen lineup changes and demo releases, but now the band is ready to unleash a debut full-length.

Rifftera's debut album "Pitch Black" will be released on August 28 and it contains 8 songs for
54 minutes of angry, tight, crushing and riff-oriented metal. Soilwork's Björn "Speed" Strid, is featured on the song "Rotten To The Core," which can be heard below.

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Alestorm Posts "Magnetic North" Video

The mighty metal pirates from Alestorm have a brand new video out for their track "Magnetic North" - and it's got everything you'd expect from an Alestorm video. Check it out below.

"Magnetic North" comes off Alestorm's latest full-length album "Sunset on the Golden Age" (reviewed here). The full track listing is:

1. Walk The Plank
2. Drink
3. Magnetic North
4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5. Mead from Hell
6. Surf Squid Warfare
7. Quest for Ships
8. Wooden Leg!
9. Hangover
10. Sunset on the Golden Age

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Metal Inquisitor Re-Releasing Two Albums

Good news for Metal Inquisitor fans - the band's first two albums "The Apparition" and "Doomsday For The Heretic" will be re-released.

Debut album "The Apparition" will feature an exclusive bonus track and the second album "Doomsday For The Heretic" will come with a full bonus CD titled "Live At The Rock Hard Festival 2007."

Additionally, both albums will also be available as limited and numbered gatefold LPs, due out on August 14, 2015. Track listings are as follows: More...

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Eisregen Reveals New Album Details

Eisregen already unleashed an appetizer for the "Marschmusik" album with the recently released "Brummbär" EP, and today the band is ready to announce full details on the upcoming 11th studio album.

Massacre Records will release "Marschmusik" as a digipack, a limited metal box set, and a numbered gatefold double LP on August 14th. The track listing will be:

1. Marschmusik
2. Blutkreis
3. Bunkertür
4. Leichensack
5. Gott Der Panzer
6. Adlerhorst
7. Fleischbrand
8. Mein Leben Auf Deiner Haut
9. Foltergeist
10. Was Von Dir Bleibt
11. Panzerschokolade
12. Pervertin Peter (So Lang Die Schokolade Reicht) (Digipak Bonus Track) More...

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Puscifer Unloading The "Money Shot"

Puscifer, the Arizona-based outfit helmed by Maynard James Keenan, returns with the electro-rock band’s third full-length album, "Money Shot," due out on October 30 via Puscifer Entertainment. Check out a video for new track “Grand Canyon” below.

“It’s extremely satisfying to witness simple conversations and ideas transform into completed sonic landscapes. And to have these stories go above and beyond the initial ideas makes my grumpy heart swell three sizes,” said band ringleader, Maynard James Keenan. Puscifer celebrates the concept of creativity, invoking the audience “to create something with every breath drawn.” That sentiment takes center stage as "Money Shot" unfolds over its 10 songs.

"Money Shot" was produced by Mat Mitchell and Keenan with some additional awesome sauce coming from the one of a kind, bad ass Carina Round. “It’s such a pleasure to work on music with so many creative individuals. The intermix of influences and ideas made for an album I’m really proud of,” added Mitchell. Additional participants include Carina Round, Juliette Commagere, Devo Keenan, Tim Alexander, Jon Theodore, Jeff Friedl and Matt McJunkins, with Adam Rothlein directing the “Grand Canyon” video. More...

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Thundermother Details New Album "Road Fever"

Swedish rockers Thundermother will issue the new album "Road Fever" on September 4th via Despotz Records.

The follow up to the critically acclaimed "Rock N' Roll Disaster" sees the outfit treading familiar waters with the tried and true classic influenced hard rock. Frontwoman, Clare Cunningman says, "We stuck with a sound that we all love and know will work as we have gained so many fans worldwide with this winning formula. But we hope to reach out now to a wider audience as our sound drifts towards the classic Motorhead era." Guitarist, Flippa Nassil adds pointedly, "If you like 70's rock you will appreciate what we do - I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Rock and roll is not dead."

Formed in 2010 when guitarists, Flippa Nassil and Italian born Giorgia Carteri met with the same goals and passions - to put together and play in the ultimate rock and roll band. Several meetings and a few lineup changes later the duo hooked up with three others that share that same vision in the form of Irish singer, Clare Cunningham, bassist, Linda Strom and drummer, Tilda Stenqvist.

The track listing for the album is:

1. It's Just A Tease (see music video here)
2. FFWF
3. Alright Alright
4. Deal With The Devil
5. Give Me Some Lights
6. Roadkill
7. Enemy
8. Vagabond
9. Thunder Machine
10. Rock N Roll Sisterhood More...

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Crack Jaw 1985 Debut "Nightout" To See Reissue

German metal act Crack Jaw - who split up around 1988 - will see the 1985 debut album "Nightout" released on September 4th via Kathargo Records (with distribution via Pure Steel Publishing).

Crack Jaw was formed in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, around 1982 and released a demo entitled "Heavy Rock" in 1983. The debut "Nightout" was issued in 1985 via Steamhammer Records. In 1988 the band issued it's final demo.

The forgotten classic "Nightout" will be made available on CD for the first time with additional bonus tracks. The full track listing is:

1. The Change
2. Nightout
3. Make Me Believe
4. New Tomorrow
5. Never Tell No Lie
6. Saracen
7. Danger
8. Galley Without Aim
9. Struck By Thunder
10. Seven Days of Wonder
11. Helluva Sound (Bonus Track)
12. Still Wanna Rock (Bonus Track)
13. Breaking The Oath (Bonus Track) More...

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Power Theory Releases "Cut & Run" Music Video

Pennsylvania metal act Power Theory issued a music video for the new track "Cut & Run." The song will appear on the upcoming third studio release to be entitled "Driven By Fear." More information on the new full length is expected soon.

"Driven By Fear" is the follow up to the 2012 sophomore effort "An Axe to Grind." Check out "Cut & Run" here:

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Rebellion To Issue New Album

German power metal act Rebellion, featuring ex-Grave Digger bassist Tomi Göttlich and Wolfchant/Xiron vocalist Michael Seifert, announced that the band's seventh full length studio effort will be entitled "Wyrd bið ful aræd – The History of the Saxons" - the follow up to the 2012 effort "Arminius: Furor Teutonicus" (see review here). The album is set for release on September 25th via Massacre Records and will be the first to feature drummer Timo Schneider (ex-Sencirow), who joined the band in 2013.

"Wyrd bið ful aræd – The History of the Saxons" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Oliver Geibig of Tone Town Music and was produced by Oliver Geibig & Tomi Göttlich.

The album is a conceptual release about the History of Saxons, from their creation to their forced conversion by the Franks at the beginning of the 9th century. The cover artwork (shown below) depicts the Extern Stones, as they might have looked from a pagan temple. More...

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The Heretic Order Reflects "Dark Light"

London's The Heretic Order is streaming the new track "Dark Light" from the debut album "All Hail the Order." The album is set for release on September 25th via Massacre Records

Check out the track here:

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Ex-The Haunted Singer Rants Against Music Industry

Former The Haunted frontman Peter Dolving has posted a lengthy rant on facebook sharing his views on the metal music industry, slamming a few record labels, label owners and A&R product managers (including Century Media's Leif Jensen), and Nuclear Blast.

Some excerpts:

"What I have come to see is that; 'The music business”'– one that could really be an amazing thing, with potential for true positive influence in society, is a mess..... .... instead – I found disgust, unwillingness and ignorance. Narcissists, and even psychopaths in far too many positions of power. People who don´t HAVE abstract conceptual understanding, and the necessary skill sets to act in way that is good for the companies they run or work for."

"After 10 years, I accepted. Leif Jensen is a fat bitter German with a slowly increasing liver and kidney disease, just like so many of his particular ilk.

"At The Gates Tompa is up for the job, he´s smart and well-phrased. But he really doesn´t stand for anything. He´s the epitiome of all the German metal labels love; a harmless white middle class academic, with a shitty self image, great education and great taste in music."

Check out his entire post below. More...

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Fuck The Facts Premieres New Track

Canadian grindcore outfit Fuck The Facts premieres a brand new track titled "Prey" taken from the bands' upcoming album "Desire Will Rot", out August 25th via Noise Salvation.

Check out now the new music video "Prey" below.

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Internal Suffering Premieres New Track

Internal Suffering after nine years of waiting are about to release a new record coming fall/winter via Unique Leader Records. In anticipation the band premieres a new song and lyric video for the title track "Cyclonic Void Of Power".

You can now check it out below.

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Raising The Veil Premieres Full New Album

Raising The Veil - featuring Necrophagist drummer Romain Goulon, vocalist George "Misanthrope" Wilfinger (Monument of Misanthropy), guitarist Daniel R. Mclellan and bassist Denis Landry - is gearing up to release new full-length debut "Bosonic Quantvm Phenomena" on August 3rd.

With the release almost here, the band has teamed up with us to premiere the album in full online. Get devastated by some blistering tech death below!

"Bosonic Quantvm Phenomena" was successfully crowd funded and will be available as a digital download and limited physical CD. Pre-orders in various configurations are available right here.

The album was recorded last year by Romain Goulon, Daniel R. Mclellan and Denis Landry in their home studios. Vocals were tracked this spring by Stefan Kaschel (AudioRiot Recordings), who also took care of the entire editing, engineering, and mixing process.

The eleven song CD was mastered by Christoph Brandes at Iguana Studios and will also include a re-mastered version of Raising The Veil's 2012 EP release “Yucatanimvs.” The full track listing is as follows: More...

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