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Last updated on October 22, 2014 at 6:22 PM ET

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Scary Kids Scaring Kids Vocalist Passes Away

Tyson Stevens - formerly the vocalist of the disbanded group Scary Kids Scaring Kids - has passed away.

After rumors were going around today about Tyson's death, his band Coma Prevail posted the following message online via Facebook:

According to Altpress.com, Stevens died yesterday (October 21st) in Tucson, Arizona and was discovered by his girlfriend. Further info is forthcoming. More...

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Dysangelium Announces Album Release

Hot on the heels of the "Leviaxxis" demo, W.T.C. Productions sets December 24th as the international release date for Dysangelium's "Thánatos Áskesis," the debut full-length album the German black metal cult. W.T.C. Productions comments:

"As prefaced by 'Leviaxxis,' the sound of 'Thánatos Áskesis' can rightfully be described as tyrannical: swift and strategic, roiling and rumbling, surging and striking, Dysangelium exude a startling confidence and authority beyond their young years as a band.

"The nine songs here righteously uphold the banner of orthodox black metal, but the Teutonic quintet work in a dazzling array of dynamics and nuance, especially in the unique, authoritative throat of vocalist Sektarist 0: it's literally the mouth of hell, and his band mates follow suit with incendiary performances and muscular execution.

"Even the song titles - among them, 'Gateways to Necromancy,' 'I Am the Witness, I Am the Servant,' and 'Words Like Flames' - back up these claims. Soon enough, Dysangelium'sThánatos Áskesis will be spoken of as a momentous record in the pantheon of pure-and-proud black metal."

1. Consecrated By Light
2. Words Like Flames
3. Obelisk Of The Sevencrowned Son
4. Chaomega
5. Aries
6. Gateways To Necromancy
7. Murmura
8. Ave Obscuritas Incarna
9. I Am The Witness, I Am The Servant More...

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Vomit Fist Posts Playthrough Video

Vomit Fist's recently released debut digital EP, "Forgive But Avenge," will be made available in hard copy CD format via independent release on October 28th, 2014.

Today, Guitar World Magazine has released a “Broken” playthrough video and tabs. Check out guitarist Nick Didkovsky’s video below.

In the GuitarWorld.com post, Didkovsky comments on several bits of the song, finally stating, “Even though Vomit Fist plays this track fast and loud with a high gain guitar tone, the material works in a variety of tempos and would probably sound great on acoustic guitar.” More...

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EyeHateGod Updates Tour Schedule

The New Orleans rulers of the riff in EyeHateGod will return to Australia for a short but riotous run of live devastation next year.

Slated to commence on January 29th, the band will take over Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Speakers will be blown; souls will be broken; lives will be changed forever.

A few months later, EyeHateGod will pillage through Tilburg, The Netherlands for the 2015 edition of Roadburn.

EyeHateGod is currently en route to Austin, Texas readying to monopolize Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend. From there, the band will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. See the updated itinerary below. More...

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The Skull Streaming "The Touch Of Reality"

The Skull's debut album "For Those Which Are Asleep" is due to be released worldwide on Tuesday, November 4th via Tee Pee Records.

In advance of the record's release, The Obelisk today rolls out new song "The Touch of Reality." Give it a listen at this location.

The previously released track "Till The Sun Turns Black" can also still be heard over here, and the full track listing is as follows:

01. Trapped Inside My Mind
02. The Touch Of Reality
03. Sick Of It All
04. The Door
05. Send Judas Down
06. A New Generation
07. Till The Sun Turns Black
08. For Those Which Are Asleep
09. Sometime Yesterday Mourning
10. The Last Judgment

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Working On New Album

Imminent Sonic Destruction is hard at work finishing up the writing process of a new album tentatively titled "Triumphia."

The follow-up to "Recurring Themes" (reviewed here) will be a concept album headed into the 65+ minute range, with the tentative track listing as follows:

1. Overture
2. Distance
3. Something In The Way
4. The Fog
5. Sleepless
6. Lake Of Fire
7. The Knife
8. Arborous Calm

Of the new album, keyboardist Pete Hopersberger had this to say: "Hey guys, 'Triumphia' showcases a stunning level of growth. From beautiful melodic passages to impossibly massive riffs to epic hooks that will have you singing along almost immediately, this is a jaw-dropper, pal. Grab onto your tender bits with both hands, son."

Over the next couple of months the band will be prepping for the studio, and finalizing arrangements, with a Spring 2015 release expected.

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The Acacia Strain Announces Vinyl Release

In celebration of this year’s Black Friday, Prosthetic Records will release an exclusive LP pressing of The Acacia Strain's 2006 release "The Dead Walk," which has never before been available on vinyl.

Limited to 1,000 copies on “piggy pink” wax, the album will include a color lyric insert and original cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Red Chord). “The Dead Walk” LP will be available on November 28th at select independent record stores throughout North America, a list of which can be found at this location.

“The Dead Walk” marked the band’s first appearance on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (All That Remains, August Burns Red) while being mastered by Alan Douches (The Black Dahlia Murder, Hatebreed).

The band's first album to feature drummer Kevin Boutot includes the song “Predator; Never Prey” which also features guest vocals from Phil Labonte (All That Remains) and Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence). The complete track listing is as follows:

1. Sarin: The End
2. Burnface
3. 4X4
4. As If Set Afire
5. Angry Mob Justice
6. Whoa! Shut It Down!
7. See You Next Tuesday
8. Demolishor
9. Pity
10. Predator; Never Prey (feat. Mitch Lucker and Phil Labonte)
11. The Dead Walk More...

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Nero Di Marte Streaming Full Album

Italian progressive/atmospheric metal quartet Nero Di Marte today unveils an advance stream of sophomore effort “Derivae” prior to its worldwide release on October 27th via Prosthetic Records.

Hear the full release in the player below, thanks to Revolvermag.com. The track listing is as follows:

1. L’Eclisse
2. Clouded Allure
3. Pulsar
4. Dite
5. Simulacra
6. Il Diluvio
7. Those Who Leave More...

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Wolfheart Signs With Spinefarm Records

Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce that it has signed Wolfheart to the label's worldwide roster.

Wolfheart will re-release the 2013 debut "Winterborn" with two additional bonus tracks on February 3rd of next year through Spinefarm. The album was initially self-released, with physical versions only available in Wolfheart's native Finland. The additional tracks are titled "Isolation" and "Into the Wild."

Wolfheart is also currently finishing up a new album and Spinefarm debut, titled "Shadow World." The album is due out in mid-2015. More...

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Brujeria Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

Mexican - American supergroup Brujeria has signed a new record deal with German based label Nuclear Blast. A promotional video (in Spanish) can be viewed below. A statement from the label reads as follows:

"Los meros chingones de Los Angeles, México han regresado a un nuevo hogar y con planes de grabar un nuevo disco para 2015. [This ain’t no game – this is pure fucking madness. L.A.’s Mexican kings of bad-assery have returned to a new home and with plans to record a new album for 2015.] Seis, seis, seis." More...

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Right To The Void Posts Album Teaser

Following the announcement that Right To The Void would be releasing new album "Light Of The Fallen Gods" via WormHoleDeath Records on October 28th, the band has now dropped a teaser trailer for the album.

Check out the trailer below, and you can also pre-order "Light Of The Fallen Gods" at this location.

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Limp Bizkit To Headline ShipRocked 2015

ShipRocked will sail round trip between the Port Of Miami and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from February 2nd - 6th, 2015 on board the Norwegian Pearl.

ShipRocked 2015 - fueled by Monster Energy - will be headlined by Limp Bizkit and Fred Durst had this to say: “Limp Bizkit? New album? Sunshine? Metal party? Phil Anselmo? Unlimited lobster? Half-naked women? No rules? Loud music? Every day? Every night? Repeat five times in a row? You don't have to ask me twice. I'M IN!!!!! See you there, Bizkit heads!!”

The sixth ShipRocked will also feature Chevelle, heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Tremonti, Andrew W.K., Living Colour, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Zach Myers of Shinedown with J.R. Moore & Zack Mack, Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Wilson, Islander, Andy Wood, Letters From The Fire, Cilver, and DJ Lippy Rage.

For the first time, ShipRocked guests are invited to start their vacation early with the ShipRocked Super Sail Away pre-party on February 1st, 2015. The pre-party will feature Chevelle’s only ShipRocked performance, as well as sets from Sevendust and Wilson. More...

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Iter Pactum Releasing New Album

One-man, atmospheric black metal outfit Iter Pactum is now releasing a second full-length album titled "Bringer Of Evil."

You can check out several tracks off the Norwegian black metal release below, or pick up your own copy via Bandcamp here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Roaming The Darkness
2. Sacrifice
3. Eighteen Stones
4. Seven Depths (Of Torment)
5. Drømmer Om Mørket
6. Of Ancient Times And Ancient Gods
7. Bringer Of Evil
8. Enthroned You Are The Ruler Of All Dark
9. Kristus Undergang More...

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Thorr-Axe To Release New Album

As winter begins to rear its icy head in the Northern Hemisphere, the mythologically-inspired, blackened doom quartet hailing from Bloomington, Indiana known as Thorr-Axe has announced the arrival of a sophomore album. "Gates Of Winter" will see release this coming January 13th, 2015.

Thorr-Axe is a raiding party comprised of four guys with a mutual love of heavy music who belch forth tales of dragons, wizards, frost giants, and vikings putting axes through people's skulls. Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:

1. Open The Gates
2. The Seer's Vision
3. Four Hooves
4. Mountain Crusher
5. The Forging Ritual More...

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Battleaxe Re-Issuing "Power From The Universe"

SPV / Steamhammer will release a NWoBHM cult album on December 1st (Germany November 28th, USA late January 2015).

Battleaxe's "Power From The Universe" was digitally re-mastered and will come in a high class digipak including 4 bonus tracks and a new extended booklet with liner notes, a history special, and track-by-track commentary. The track listing is as follows:

1. Chopper Attack
2. Metal Rock
3. License To Rock
4. Fortune Lady
5. Shout It Out
6. Over The Top
7. Power From The Universe
8. Make It In America
Bonus Tracks:
9. Killer Woman
10. Radio Thunder
11. My Love`s On Fire
12. Love Sick Man More...

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Battlecross Donating Profits To Veteran Charities

Following the band's originally scheduled support slot on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, Michigan's Battlecross will be heading back out on the road next month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America.

Dubbed the "Winter Warriors" tour, the trek will kick off on November 26th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and conclude on December 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support will come from Wretched and War Of Ages.

In honor of the U.S. Armed Forces, this Veterans Day Battlecross will make a limited number of tickets available to VET TIX so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the funds generated from sales of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran's charity, and choose a veteran in each market for a VIP experience.

On Veteran's Day (November 11th) fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served their country and share their story and photo, with a member of the military being chosen to win a guitar and more at the end of the tour.

On the same day, the band will also bring back merchandise from their first Metal Blade album, "Pursuit Of Honor," in their official merch store, with a portion of the proceeds being set aside to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events to wounded veterans of the military following the events of September 11th, 2001.

To learn more about honoring a veteran through the tour or to help underwrite tickets for veterans, click here. More...

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The Great Sabatini Posts New Video

With latest LP "Dog Years" out since June, and with two North American tours and random live mayhem already in the bag since then, Montreal noise/sludge metal barons from The Great Sabatini continue a rambunctious rampage of releasing a video for nearly every song on the album so far.

The new clip for "Living In Wartime" can be seen below. Be sure to also check out the previous clip for "The Royal We" at this location.

Utilizing imagery from 1993-released animated fantasy film "The Thied And The Cobbler," which took nearly three decades to complete, The Great Sabatini pays homage by adding the massive closing track to "Dog Years" as an audio backdrop to segments of the movie. More...

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Cadaveric Fumes Announces Split Release

Iron Bonehead Productions, in cooperation with Impious Desecration Records, is proud to present "Entwined in Sepulchral Darkness," a split mini-album between Cadaveric Fumes and Demonic Oath.

Set for international release on November 28th, the record presents two new-but-menacing hordes from France's currently thriving death metal scene, with each band contributing two exclusive songs on their respective sides. The track listing is as follows:

A1. Cadaveric Fumes - Aeon of Scorn
A2. Cadaveric Fumes - Dreadful Remembrance
B1. Demonic Oath - Soul Redeeming Carrion Rite
B2. Demonic Oath - Sacrilegious Invocation More...

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Unbeliever Parting Ways With Guitarist

Marc Le Cras from U.K. outfit Unbeliever has issued the following statement about departing the group:

"Hey guys and girls, Marc here. I regret to inform everyone that I am leaving the band. It's been a fun few years playing with Unbeliever and writing some music that I'm really proud of, but recently my heart and head have not been fully in it anymore. So with that in mind I've decided to call it a day.

"But fear not! Tom, Matt and James are still keen to do something musically together and will be doing so in the near future. Their new project has no name yet but will be something entirely new so keep your eyes out for that!

"Before all that though we have one final gig in Brighton at Sticky Mikes on November 15th! So come down and throw down with us one last time! Our EP and album have been changed to free downloads and will be left online so anyone who wants to still listen or grab them feel free.

"Many thanks to everyone who's supported us through our musical journey, you have no idea what it means to all of us."

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Indestructible Noise Command Streams Full Album

Extreme metal band Indestructible Noise Command (I.N.C.) has released brand new concept album, "Black Hearse Serenade" via Ferocious Records (an affiliate of CDS Records, LLC).

Today you can stream the entire release through the SoundCloud player below. The band also comments:

“Black Hearse Serenade tells a story, set in Southern California, about a broken man, his congregation of runaways, junkies and lost souls and a murderous path to finality. A childhood filled with embarrassment and shame, born of religious zealotry and an overbearing mother, that broken child has now become a man.”

1. Stirring The Flock
2. Sainted Sinners
3. Cyanide and Whiskey
4. Organ Grinder
5. Black Hearse Serenade
6. The Lies We Devour
7. Lucky #7
8. Invite This Plague
9. No Turning Back
10. Love Like Napalm More...

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Usnea Streaming "Random Cosmic Violence"

The impact of "Random Cosmic Violence," the second album from Portland, Oregon's Usnea, and first of the band's releases for Relapse Records, will be felt worldwide in less than three weeks.

This week another precursory strike has been made, as the fine folks at No Clean Singing unveil the LP's devastating title track. Listen in below.

The album was recorded and mixed by Jared "Fester" See at Haywire Studios (Stoneburner, Rabbits, Drunk Dad) who supplies additional guitars to the title track, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity). The artwork and design was handled by Justin Cory and Orion Landau.

Relapse will release the album on CD, digital download, and both colored/limited and standard black 2xLP in Germany/Benelux/Finland on November 7th and in North America and the rest of the world November 10th.

On the day of the new album's North American release, Usnea will perform in the band's hometown with label mates and allies in Atriarch, with additional live and tour actions to be announced in the near future as Random Cosmic Violence sees release.

11/10/2014 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR w/ Atriarch, Muscle and Marrow More...

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Arkadia Announces Album Release

Finnish melodic metal band Arkadia will release debut album “Unrelenting” worldwide on November 7th, 2014 via Inverse Records.

The album, which was recorded during winter 2014 and produced by Samu Oittinen at Fantom Studio in Ylöjärvi, Finland, is a manifestation of Arkadia's relentless attitude since its foundation in 2003 and the journey to ever-larger stages. Inverse Records comments:

"Arkadia's music takes the listener from hybris to anxiety, but also rays of light can be found within the dark accents. Compositions are much larger than the Northern villages the band members originate from and lyrics deal with both personal and universal topics convincingly directly. The band plays vigorously together in tone, creating a peculiarly grooving musical world that even manages to touch at times."

See the band live in Finland on these dates:

03.10.2014 Hyvinkää, Bar Zoom
04.10.2014 Aura, Haarikka
24.10.2014 Seinäjoki, Joupiska
25.10.2014 Oulu, Musa-Vintti
07.11.2014 Tampere, Pub Keidas
08.11.2014 Orivesi, Pub Sariann
13.11.2014 Helsinki, Bar Loose
15.11.2014 Espoo, El Armadillo
28.11.2014 Turku, Portti
29.11.2014 Ilmajoki, Artti More...

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War Of Ages Posts "Chaos Theory" Video

War of Ages has released a video for "Chaos Theory," the second single from the band's 2014 album "Supreme Chaos," which can be seen below.

Shot and directed by Matt Spencer, the video takes place in the group's hometown at a local venue packed out with fans and friends.

You can find War of Ages on the Winter Warriors Tour with Battlecross and Wretched this November and December on these dates: More...

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Artillery Kicking Off North American Tour

Veteran Denmark-based thrash metal outfit Artillery will kick off the band's first ever North American tour tomorrow, October 23rd.

Joined by Onslaught and Striker, the trek will commence at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York and weave its way through thirty cities before coming to a close at The Whisky in Hollywood, California on November 26th.

Guitarist Michael Stützer comments: "One of Artillery's biggest goals way back since the early demo days in 1982 has been to tour USA/Canada. After a few shows in the USA, playing at Maryland Deathfest, Barge To Hell and Saint Vitus in New York we are finally doing our first full North American tour! We can't wait to play songs from our new album Legions together with old classic songs like 'Terror Squad' and 'Khomaniac!' Join The Legions!" More...

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Butcher Babies Releases New Video

Butcher Babies recently dropped an EP of all cover tunes, titled "Uncovered," and is currently touring North America in support of the release.

Today, Butcher Babies unleashes a new video for the band's version of "They're Coming To Take Me Away", originally recorded by Napolean XIV. Produced by Veva Entertainment, the video can be seen below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com.

Heidi Shepherd (vocals) comments: "As kids, we always loved this creepy, quirky song around Halloween time. So, we thought it would be perfect to ring in the Halloween season with this video reminiscent of old slasher films. Enjoy!" More...

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Epica Announces New Tour Dates

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica will return to South America in support of "The Quantum Enigma" (reviewed here).

The South American Enigma Tour will see the band return to Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador. Epica guitar player Mark Jansen comments:

“Many of you have been requesting South American tour dates. We are very pleased to announce The South American Enigma tour! We are very much looking forward to it and we hope to welcome all of you to one of the shows to unravel the enigma together!” More...

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Richard Dawkins To Guest On Nightwish Album

Finland's symphonic metal storytellers in Nightwish are currently working on their upcoming new album.

The yet-untitled creation will be the first Nightwish studio record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen and is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (Wintersun) will replace him.

Now the band reveals famed evolutionary biologist and freethinker Richard Dawkins as a guest to appear on the coming eighth studio album.

Nightwish keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen comments: “I already know now that since I have been so enthusiastic about this kind of literature for the past few months, and will be for the upcoming months, that it's going to come out somehow. I don't know how just yet, but it will come out. I know it from experience. Sometimes I come across interviews I did ten years ago and see that I am quite a different person. So something has happened say during the past five, six, seven years, and a lot of it has to do with the books that I've read, mainly Whitman, Hitchens and Dawkins." More...

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While Heaven Wept Posts Second Track-By-Track Clip

Virginia's While Heaven Wept is gearing up to release a new album titled "Suspended At Aphelion" next month (November 18th in North America, with an earlier October 24th launch in Europe).

The band's sixth full-length commemorates 25 years as a band and will be released via Nuclear Blast. The second in a series of track-by-track break downs covering the album is now online and can be seen below. You can also watch the previously posted first clip at this location.

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Betzefer Posts "Can You Hear Me Now?" Video

Betzefer today releases a brand new video for the song "Can You Hear Me Now?" which can be seen below and was directed by Kobie Flashman. The track comes off latest album "The Devil Went Down To The Holy Land."

Avital Tamir (vocals) comments: "Can You Hear Me Now?' Is one of the most aggressive tracks on the album, both musically and lyrically - yet it's unexplainably joyful. Kobie Flashman did a great job tailoring this video featuring a tap-dancing redneck to a fun song about a man who's contemplating the murder of his wife & kids."

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Thomas Giles Streaming "I Appear Disappear"

Thomas Giles, the solo project from Between the Buried and Me front man Tommy Rogers, has unveiled a brand new track from his forthcoming album, "Modern Noise."

Track #4 from the record, "I Appear Disappear," is streaming below, thanks to GuitarWorld.com. The track also features a guitar solo from Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner.

When asked about the lyrical content of the song, Tommy Rogers simply replied: "It's a story about a man who has another head attached to his… he decides to kill both of them."

You can also hear the previously posted song "Mutilated World" at this location. Tommy Roger explains the album's title and music:

"This record was an outcome of me creating songs while not wanting to over evaluate the music. I wanted to record things that naturally came to me and because of this, the record feels like an accurate extension of myself. I took a more rock approach and really focused on writing simple yet dynamic songs. Lyrically, I feel it's a great mix of storytelling and personal experience. 'Modern Noise' is basically just saying this is my current noise on the earth. We all are here for a short amount of time and the noise we make is our memory." More...

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Kaine Reuniting With Former Drummer For Show

Kaine is pleased to announce the band will be reuniting with original drummer and fellow band founder, Josh Moreton, for the gig at the Owl Sanctuary in Norwich on January 17th, 2015. Current drummer, Chris MacKinnon is unable to make the show due to a family commitment.

The band comments: "Josh was a very big part of Kaine’s foundation and we spent many hours putting together the songs that would end up on Falling Through Freedom. We also spent hours together jamming in sheds and taking those hard steps to becoming a regular gigging band which we were able to do after two years of solid work. It’s great to be playing with him again for this one show."

This marks the first time Josh has played with the band in two years. Josh has since been playing drums in Dismanibus and Forged in Black

Josh added: “I’m looking forward to a fun jam/sharing the stage with some old friends and excellent musicians again. Since then I’ve been working with Dismanibus on a new album. Recently, I’ve joined the heavy metal titans Forged in Black, and we have our single The Exodus coming out on December 1st that I’m excited about, as it’s a pretty good song. I’ve seen Kaine many times since I left and they’ve gotten pretty tight, so it should be good fun.”

The original Kaine line-up came close to reunion earlier this year with the founding members agreeing to do a show which unfortunately fell through. The line-up for the Norwich show will effectively be reuniting the "Falling Through Freedom" line-up with the addition of Saxon Davids on guitar. The band will be doing a mixture of new and old material on the night.

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Enslaved Issues Studio Report

Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson today offers the first installment in the seven-part “Studio Of Mad Men” series shedding insight into the band’s upcoming as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album. The album is set for an early 2015 release. Bjørnson comments:

"Duper Studios, Bergen: It is a Tuesday, and just three days since we did the Eidsivablot show with Wardruna in Eidsvoll, Norway and performed 'Skuggsjá' [a very special concert piece co-written by Bjørnson and Wardruna’s Einar Selvik to honor the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution]. These last few months have been brutal with two full sets of new music worked on in parallel, so rigging up drums, stacks, and instruments for this new recording feels like reaching some wonderful new shore after months of rough sailing.”

Band members have previously described the new album as “darker and rawer, more aggressive and direct, yet continues the exploration deeper into progressive, softer, and more melodic territories with at times complex song structures, combined with unusually immediate (for Enslaved, at least) elements.”

Main recordings for the as-yet-untitled new album are taking place at Duper and Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings done at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by Enslaved members Larsen and Ice Dale), and Ivar Bjørnson’s Peersonal Sound Studios. More...

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Skalmold Posts New Lyric Clip

Iceland's Skálmöld just released a lyric video for the track "Að Hausti," which is available below thanks to Metal Hammer (English translation available with the captioning feature).

The song comes by way of forthcoming album "Með Vættum," due out November 14th (EU) and December 1st (USA). The track listing for the album is:

1. Að vori
2. Með fuglum
3. Að sumri
4. Með drekum
5. Að hausti
6. Með jötnum
7. Að vetri
8. Með griðungum
9. Sleipnir Live (Bonus Track)
10. Valhöll Live (Bonus Track) More...

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I Hear Metal Everywhere

I can tell you exactly when my love of music began. It was the fall of 1987 and my friend, Nathan, had brought over a new cassette that he promised would blow my mind. It took somewhere around five seconds, but from the first time I heard Axl Rose's air-raid-siren scream that opens Guns N Roses' "Welcome To The Jungle," I knew I was to be a metalhead for life.

Shortly after that, nearly every penny I could spare went toward the latest works by the likes of Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth and their ilk. Then, as college and the Grunge Era hit simultaneously, I found my musical tastes expanding into alt-rock ranging from the likes of Nirvana and Alice In Chains to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus. In my junior year of college, I discovered the Beatles, with their total disregard for genre limitations. More...

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Psychostick Streaming "President Rhino"

They're back: the Chicago, IL based comedy kings in Psychostick are excited to share their latest offering nine months after a successful crowd-funding campaign to build a studio with a promise of new material.

Now that day has come and the humorecore champions are ready to unleash their 4th full-length installment "IV: Revenge of The Vengeance," due out on November 4th, 2014.

Today you can also hear a new song off the album. Check out "President Rhino" below, thanks to Revolvermag.com.

Vocalist Rob Kersey comments: "Most people don't believe we'll see a rhinoceros in the White House during out lifetime. We wrote President Rhino to get the tough questions out there and potentially start a dialogue among voters about who and what they want to support politically." More...

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Sanity's Rage Posts Lyric Video

Belgian thrash metal group Sanity's Rage is celebrating a 10th anniversary appropriately commemorating a "Decade Of Calamity" with the release of the lyric video for "Thumbs Up For The End Of The World." Dead Inside Records also comments:

"Sanity's Rage are no strangers to the metal world. Having delivered their brand of anger-fueled, technical thrash over the last 10 years to the metal masses with their high energy live performances alongside many of their peers such as Laaz Rockit, Destructor, Huntress, Gamma Bomb, Saxon, Testament, Savage Messiah, Agent Steel, Onslaught and many… many more.

"The band has been hard at work preparing for an all-out pure thrash attack to be released in 2015 via Dead Inside Records as a follow-up to 2012's 'You Are What You Swallow.'" More...

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