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Last updated on July 9, 2014 at 7:24 PM ET

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34 news articles posted on this day.

Headbanger's Kitchen Posts Season 3 Episode 3

After releasing the "Snowless Chicken Kiev" episode last month, Headbanger's Kitchen is out now with Season 3 Episode 3: "Trollcake with Noiseware."

The show, hosted by Demonstealer from Demonic Resurrection, features Adhiraj Singh & Aman Virdi from Noiseware and can be seen below.

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Cattle Decapitation Cancels European Tour

Cattle Decapitation has posted the following message online about canceling upcoming European shows:

"We regret to inform our fans that due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control, Cattle Decapitation will not be performing upcoming dates in Europe which included several festivals.

"We were looking very forward to touring with Possessed as well as performing at all of the festivals to see our fans so this is very disappointing to us.

"We would like to thank everyone for their hard work, and understanding during this time. We will see you next year!" More...

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Vices Streaming "That's Life"

As Melotov Records readies the July 22nd release of Vice's debut full-length, "New Breed," BrooklynVegan today streams "That's Life," a track off the upcoming album. Give it a listen below.

The young Jacksonville, Florida band is notorious for jamming heavy, Southern-fried blues over furious hardcore punk songs. "New Breed" was produced by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip), and you can hear the previously released titled track at this location.

A regular in the hard-touring DIY circuit, Vices has criss-crossed the nation with peers like Full of Hell and Old Wounds. Stand by for news of the group's next live missions. More...

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Protokult Posts New Track

Toronto, ON's fun loving, beer drinking folk metal band Protokult is now streaming the first single "Get Me A Beer!" from forthcoming album "No Beer In Heaven."

The track can be heard below, and the new album is set for official release on August 8th, 2014. Guitarist Martin Drozd comments:

"We are delighted to finally release and make available our first single, Get Me A Beer! off the new album, No Beer In Heaven. Although upbeat and cheerful, the song is representative of musicians having a jolly good time into the wee hours of the night; and what better way of prolonging the order of good cheer than strangers or fans fueling the fire by getting beer(s)? So in that regard, it's a tongue-and-cheek look at mild alcoholism yet trying to overlook/deny it with a positive melody. Sneaky indeed, but in denial? I think not!"

In additional news, Protokult will be performing a Toronto CD release show on July 26th for hometown fans at Bovine Sex Club with support from locals Primalfrost, Tsargrad, and Montreal's Karkaos. The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Archaic Eclipse Regroups

After the group disbanded last year, Dustin Wake of New Hampshire outfit Archaic Eclipse has issued the following announcement about regrouping:

"After much thought and consideration Chris, Joe, and myself have decided to get the band back together and write another album for Archaic Eclipse!

"I cannot explain how excited I am to have Archaic Eclipse going again and even though we have only a few songs in their earliest stages I can already tell this album is going to be very promising. No bullshit, no genre change, no slowing down.

"This album will be the most brutal creation we have unleashed as a band, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Currently we are still hoping to find a drummer in our area but if not no fear we have a studio drummer lined up to do this album with us.

"Make sure you keep an eye on us as we delve further into this we will make sure to release some teasers and studio clips to keep you all updated on our progress. Archaic Eclipse is back into the Fray! Battle On!"

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Steel Panther Comments On Tour With Judas Priest

It's parody meets inspiration as Steel Panther continues its musical sex attack on the United States this Fall playing alongside the heavy metal icons in Judas Priest.

Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia were tapped to open the upcoming North American tour for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening of heavy metal. The 20 city run (with more to be added) will kick off October 1st in Rochester, NY and will run through mid November wrapping up in Salt Lake City. Tickets for most of the upcoming dates will go on sale Friday, July 11th.

“I cannot believe that we are touring with Judas Priest. One of the most iconic heavy-metal bands of all time! We are going to have THE most amazing tour this fall,” exclaims vocalist Michael Starr. “If you don't buy a ticket for the show, you must be a Justin Bieber fan. Death to all but metal!”

Steel Panther will be touring in support of latest album "All You Can Eat," while Judas Priest also just dropped new album "Redeemer of Souls." Catch the show live on these dates: More...

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Bölzer Announces "Soma" Release

On August 5th, Invictus Productions will internationally release Bölzer's "Soma" EP. The cover artwork and track listing can be seen below, and the following press release was also issued about the band:

"Switzerland's Bölzer is one of the most unique entities the death metal underground has birthed in years. Last year, the duo unleashed the Aura MLP, and it became one of the most critically acclaimed metal records of 2013.

"Bölzer continued their ascent with live performances that are now spoken of in reverential tones, capped off by two utterly devastating performances at this year's Maryland Deathfest. At long last, they release the massively anticipated Soma EP.

"Soma consists of two odes to the goddess Luna, set amidst a thematic backdrop of war and the surrender of the fleshly temple. The tonal and conceptual qualities will contrast the themes of spiritual birth and phallic solar worship offered on Aura, ultimately perpetuating the cyclical struggle of energies.

"Bölzer accomplish this musically with molten metal even more daring and diabolical, more harnessed and hysteric, than the mighty Aura. And their ascent continues..."

1. Steppes [5:34]
2. Labyrinthian Graves [12:27] More...

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Black Label Society Releases New Video

Black Label Society has debuted a brand new music video for newest hit single, "Angel of Mercy." Directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich of The Antimatter Studio, the video depicts a stripped down version of the wall of sound that is widely associated with the band.

The single was also recently performed on Late Night With Seth Meyers, which was the first time the band performed on network television in its decorated tenure. "Angel of Mercy" comes off the band's latest album "Catacombs of the Black Vatican" (reviewed here).

The band will embark on a stretch of headlining tour dates across the U.S. starting on July 17th in Cincinnati before eventually wrapping up at the Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque on August 4th. Wovenwar and Kyng have been tapped to support, with dates available here.

Black Label Society has also been announced to appear the upcoming Knotfest with Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Carcass, Volbeat, and many more. Full info on the festival can be found at this location. More...

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Ensiferum To Record New Album

Finland's Ensiferum has spent the Summer so far on tour through Europe, and will also perform in Japan this Winter.

In the midst of bringing a melodic folk-infused attack to stages worldwide, the band has been crafting songs for a sixth studio album (and Metal Blade Records debut), and the writing process is nearing completion.

Ensiferum plans to record the new album in September and October of this year with producer Anssi Kippo at Astia Studio in Finland. The release date is tentatively scheduled for early 2015.
Bassist Sami Hinkka offered the following update:

"Hi folks! They say that time flies when you are having a good time and we couldn't agree more. We have been quite busy touring around the world since our previous album came out few years ago. Between tours we have worked hard with new songs and now we are very proud to announce that Ensiferum will hit studio again right after summer festival season. More...

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Devourment Kicking Off Tour

Beginning this Saturday in Dallas, Devourment will be hitting the road to bring mayhem to the masses. This sonic slaughter will include stops at This Is Hardcore, NY Deathfest, and the Louisville Deathfest, with full details as follows:

Jul 12 Dallas TX Reno's Chop Shop
Jul 18 Little Rock AR Stickyz
Jul 19 Chicago IL Chicago Domination Fest @ Underground Lounge
Jul 20 Cleveland OH The Foundry
Jul 21 Rochester NY The Bug Jar
Jul 22 Baltimore MD The Sidebar
Jul 23 Boston MA The Church
Jul 24 Philadelphia PA Voltage Lounge TIHC Afterparty
Jul 25 Secaucus NJ The Blue Room
Jul 26 Brooklyn NY Deathfest @ St Vitus Bar
Aug 09 Louisville KY Louisville Deathfest More...

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Monuments Posts New Song

Monuments has come a long way since starting as a side project of John Browne (guitars; Fellsilent) and Josh Travis (guitars; The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza).

From a surprise appearance on BBC Radio1 to debut full-length, "Gnosis," the group immediately found a fanatic audience. Fast forward two productive years later and Monuments - now with Chris Barretto (ex-Periphery, Ever Forthright) on vocals - has grown tremendously.

New album "The Amanuensis" is out now via Century Media, and you can hear a track off the release titled "The Alchemist" below. The full album's track listing is:

1. I, The Creator (streaming here)
2. Origin Of Escape (streaming here)
3. Atlas
4. Horcrux
5. Garden Of Sankhara
6. The Alchemist
7. Quasimodo
8. Saga City
9. Jinn
10. I, The Destroyer
11. Samsara More...

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Gust Streaming "Humility In Disguise"

As Southern Lord prepares to release the self-titled second LP from Swedish cutting-edge hardcore act Gust, the first listening opportunity from the album is now available for public ingestion.

Check out "Humility in Disguise" via the Bandcamp player below. Southern Lord will release "Gust" in North America on September 16th and the label also comments:

"The incoming ten-track Gust LP explodes with lyrical angst and musical fury from the get-go, bombarding the listener with catchy riffs and spot-on political statements, making it instantly obvious that Gust is a force with which to be reckoned. The album's seventh track, 'Humility In Disguise,' features guest vocal contributions from Brad Boatright of From Ashes Rise and others who mastered the album at his Audiosiege bunker.

"Gust's ongoing tour continues to rip across the European continent, having taken to the road across Europe two weeks ago. They'll enter the UK for a run of shows this week before closing down in Germany on July 17th. Additional widespread tour dates are to be announced over the coming months."

7/09/2014 Attack - Zagreb, HR
7/10/2014 Point - Egna, IT
7/11/2014 ABS - Zurich, CH
7/12/2014 Schöner Wohnen - Cologne, DE
7/13/2014 Fitzherberts - Brighton, UK
7/14/2014 No Studio - Manchester,UK
7/15/2014 The Black Bull - Newcastle, UK
7/16/2014 The Unicorn - London, UK
7/17/2014 AJZ - Neubrandenburg, DE More...

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Hercyn Announces Split Release

Jersey City-based atmospheric black metal band Hercyn will be releasing a split CD with Thera Roya titled “All This Suffering Is Not Enough." The release date is set for August 5th via Ouro Preto Productions.

On August 2nd, Hercyn and Thera Roya will also be having a release show in Jersey City at the Lamp Post. Opening the show will be Montclair based piano and saxophone duo Bible Gun.

To get acquainted with Hercyn's music, you can also hear the band's 24 minute track "Magda" in the Bandcamp player below. More...

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Father Murphy Checks In From The Road

Italian avant occult duo Father Murphy has been infecting North America with eccentric hymns of decadence. Comments the terrifying twosome of the journey thus far:

"Over the last few weeks our hearts pumped and our blood run together with all of you who promoted, booked, played at and came our shows. To all of you who fed us, gave us a place to sleep and even simply shared a thought and a word with us, its been an honor and a privilege to feel part of a community. We never cared for [music] scenes, but it meant a lot to feel our heartbeats having the same tempo with some of the people around us."

The band will continue to spread cryptically evocative psychedelic soundscapes to unsuspecting souls through July and August with additional rituals throughout the States to be announced in the coming weeks.

Keep up with the band's passage via Twitter here. Currently announced upcoming dates are as follows:

7/09/2014 Live at Radio Valencia (8-10 am) - San Francisco, CA
7/11/2014 Late Friday Nights @ Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive - Berkeley, CA
7/19/2014 House Of Milk And Honey - Sacramento, CA w/ Dead Western, Featherbeard
8/01/2014 Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA, w/ Xiu Xiu, Circuit Des Yeux More...

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Stryvigor Announces "Forgotten By Ages" Release

Svarga Music has set September 13th as the international release date for Stryvigor's debut album, "Forgotten By Ages." The label comments:

"Inspired by their native Ukrainian landscape - the windswept Carpathians, wintry woods, and especially the mountain river from which the trio take their name - Stryvigor create endlessly surging and spiraling epics of mystical, atmospheric black metal. Underpinned by expertly mixed cosmic synths, the passion and sincerity behind Stryvigor's nature-worshiping craft incites awe and wonder, pride and heroism. At eight stout tracks, Forgotten by Ages is indeed a timeless experience, and highly recommended for fans of Drudkh, Astrofaes, and Khors."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. In the Icy Embrace of North
2. Mysteries of Darkness
3. Wherever the Stars...
4. Wings of Sorrow
5. Memory of Ages
6. By Paths of Universe
7. To Heroes
8. Forgotten by Ages More...

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Soilwork Cancels Rockharz Open Air Appearance

Swedish outfit Soilwork is forced to cancel a gig at this year's Rockharz Open Air Festival (July 10 - 12 in Ballenstedt, Germany) due to singer Björn "Speed" Strid suffering a serious back injury.

The band states: "This decision was a hard one to make, especially since it is the second time in a row after last year's forced cancellation."

Commented Strid: "It is with great regret that I have to inform you that I'm not gonna be able to perform at the Rock Harz festival on Friday. It almost feels like a curse, I'm sure most of you know that we had to cancel last years Rock Harz festival as well. We were so excited to make it up to you this year but I guess we have to wait yet another year.

"I basically screwed up my back 10 days ago, while working out. I felt a shooting pain and stopped immediately. That same night my back started swelling. Next day, I felt better and in the coming days it healed up pretty fast. Then last Friday, I made a small movement to reach for the remote, while watching World Cup Football and I felt an intense shooting pain once again. I thought to myself: 'This is gonna be bad.' I was right. I'm currently not able to sit and can barely walk. More...

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Corrupt Moral Altar Posts Full Album Online

U.K. grindcore power house Corrupt Moral Altar is streaming forthcoming Season of Mist full-length "Mechanical Tides."

The new album is streaming now at Stereokiller.com here. "Mechanical Tides" will be released by Season of Mist on July 22nd in North America (July 18th worldwide).

Pre-orders for the album are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:

1. Father Tongue
2. Blood Harmony
3. Die Glocke (feat. Jeff Walker)
4. Line Check
5. Wire Mother
6. Gin Dreams
7. Closed Casket
8. Sweet Talk
9. Admit Defeat (feat. Mitch Harris)
10. Garland Greene (feat. Jeff Walker)
11. River Blind
12. Black Chapter
13. Insect Politicians

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Hardcore Superstar To Tour With Gotthard

The Swedish bad boys in Hardcore Superstar have just been announced to support Swiss outfit Gotthard on an upcoming tour this Fall.

Hardcore Superstar will join the trek en route during the German/Austrian leg of their European tour. Commented Hardcore Superstar drummer Adde: "HCSS are thrilled to go out on tour with Gotthard! They´re a kick ass liveband. I think HCSS and Gotthard as a combo will be breathtaking. Can´t wait to start our tour. Cheers!”

The current Hardcore Superstar record "C’mon Take On Me" was released on March 1st, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. See the band live on these dates:

30.10. GER Regensburg - Airport Obertraubling
31.10. GER Ulm - Ratiopharm Arena
01.11. GER Balingen - Volksbankmesse
03.11. GER Berlin - Huxleys
04.11. GER Bremen - Aladin
05.11. GER Hamburg - Markthalle
07.11. GER Köln - Essigfabrik
08.11. GER Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
09.11. GER Langen Neue - Stadthalle
11.11. GER Nürnberg - Rockfabrik
12.11. GER Würzburg - Posthalle
15.11. GER Kaufbeuren - Allkart Halle
16.11. AUS Kundl - Gemeindesaal
20.11. GER München - Tonhalle More...

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Demonic Resurrection Announces U.K. Shows

Demonic Resurrection is gearing up to release new album "The Demon King" on July 13th (India), July 14th (EU/UK), and July 15th (USA) via Candlelight Records.

With the album release looming, the India-based band has now announced several upcoming U.K. tour dates with Onslaught and Artillery. Details are as follows:

16.07.14 - O2 Academy, Newcastle
17.07.14 - O2 ABC2, Glasgow
18.07.14 - O2 Academy2, Sheffield
19.07.14 - O2 Academy, Bristol
21.07.14 - O2 Academy2, Birmingham

You can also hear the "Trail of Devastation" album taken off "The Demon King" over at this location. More...

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Nightwish Posts New Album Making-Of Clip

Sit back and fasten your fairytale seatbelts, because today Nightwish reveals a first glimpse into the band's 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. Check out a making-of teaser below, and Nuclear Blast also comments:

"Enjoy the ride, as Nightwish take you on a trip to where the magic happens - settled right in the middle of the beautiful wintery landscape of Eno, Finland, band members and sound staff gather round the long table of 'the Cabin' to discuss every aspect, relevant for the making of Nightwish album #8. So far the bands’ mastermind, keyboardist and visionary composer Tuomas Holopainen and sound engineer Tero 'TeeCee' Kinnunen recorded demo version of 12 songs."

Commented Tuomas Holopainen: “From the moment I start writing the song, I have the story in my head. I have a really clear vision how the songs should sound like at this point. Of course they will chance after band rehearsals and arranging. And they should change!” More...

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Decapitated Unveils New Album Artwork

The Polish death metal monsters in Decapitated have announced the title of the band's upcoming album: the 6th Decapitated album will be entitled "Blood Mantra" and is set to be released on September 26th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

The artwork was created by Polish artist, Lukasz Jaszak, who also made the cover for "Carnival Is Forever." The “Blood Mantra” album was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski.

Guitar player & founding member Wacaw "Vogg" Kietyka states:

"Extreme and groove - I think that's the best way to describe our new album. This time we feel that we have something totally crushing and huge. 'Blood Mantra' is the most heavy and mature album we ever did in our carrier. I cannot wait to start to play songs live because riffs are soo deep and powerful."

Fans can see Decapitated live on these forthcoming tour dates:

12.07. B Antwerp - Antwerp Metal Festival
19.07. IT Bari - Total Metal Festival
31.07. DE Wacken - Wacken Open Air
09.08. UK Derbyshire - Bloodstock
13.08. DE Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
15.08. PL Bydgoszczy - Sliwka Fest
09.12. UK London
10.12. UK Glasgow
11.12. IRE Dublin
12.12. UK Birmingham
13.12. UK Manchester More...

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Burning Nitrum Reveals Album Track Listing

Italian thrash metal band Burning Nitrum has revealed the track listing for upcoming debut full-length album "Molotov."

The new full-length will be released before the end of 2014 via Punishment 18 Records. Artist Ed Repka will create the artwork (Megadeth, Death, Massacre, Vio-Lence, Toxik, Uncle Slam and many more) and further information will follow soon. The track listing is as follows:

01. Subversive Nausea
02. Remote of Death
03. Apocalypse of Pain
04. High Speed Bangers
05. Lying Until The End
06. Falling into Slavery
07. Slave of Lust
08. Sparkling Splatter
09. Nemesis, The Death Star
10. Turned to Ashes (Nothing Stands Still) More...

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Eluveitie Streaming "The Call Of The Mountains"

The Swiss superstars of folk metal in Eluveitie just released a brand new song off their upcoming “Origins” album (reviewed here).

“The Call Of The Mountains” is the second single of the album and the band recorded it in all four of Switzerland’s beautiful national languages. Check out the multilingual track below. "Origins" is due out August 1st (EU), August 4th (UK/Ireland) and August 5th (North America) and bears the following track listing:

1. Origins
2. The Nameless
3. From Darkness
4. Celtos
5. Virunus
6. Nothing
7. The Call Of The Mountains
8. Sucellos
9. Inception
10. Vianna
11. The Silver Sister
12. King (watch the video here)
13. The Day Of Strife
14. Ogmios
15. Carry The Torch
16. Eternity More...

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Astarte Issues Health Update

Tristessa (Maria Kolokouri) from Greek black metal outfit Astarte was diagnosed with leukemia at the beginning of the year, and it's been several months since the band's last update. Now Astarte has checked in with this statement about her health:

"Maria is in steady condition, we can't say much more at the time. She needs time to get in order with her health condition, there is a long road ahead of us. Maria she is a fighter and a brave woman." More...

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Sybreed Members Forming New Band

Sybreed, which disbanded in October of 2013, has checked in with the following announcement about the band members putting together a new project:

"Some months ago we announced that Sybreed would stop their activities and we are incredibly touched that this fan base kept on growing. We love you from the bottom of our hearts!!

"We take this opportunity to announce that some of Sybreed members are gathered around a brand new project. We already have the band name and the whole concept, but we want to keep it secret for the time being. We will reveal some more this Fall, on this page.

"We know we ain't saying much, but let us assure you the Sybreed fans will be quite happy with the new band. Looking forward to see you again on the road." More...

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Hevilan Recruits New Drummer

Good news from Brazil's heavy metal outfit Hevilan, which signed to Massacre Records earlier this year. The guys now have a new, permanent drummer named Rafael Dyszy.

Dyszy started playing the drums at age 14 and was, among others, also taught by the Brazilian drummer Edu Ribeiro. Dyszy had previously joined Hevilan on tour back in 2006 during the band's "Blinded" tour, but couldn't permanently join the group at that time.

Hevilan's debut album "The End Of Time" is scheduled to be released later this year via Massacre Records. You can also see the band live on these dates:

26.07.2014 BR Jandira (São Paulo) - Caveira Velha Rock Bar More...

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APHND Comments On State Of Record Industry

A Pale Horse Named Death - which features Sal Abruscato and Johnny Kelly - has been posting about the royalties received by bands and the difficulty of making a living as a musician at the band's Facebook profile.

Today guitarist Matt Brown has issued this statement about the band's situation and asking fans for their input on how to proceed without record label support:

"I have been posting these bits of info because I wanted to inform people of what is really going on and, I want to see what kind of reaction we get from the fans.

"I realize the way things are done now is way different than what it used to be twenty years ago and I am trying to figure out a way to continue making quality music while being fair to the band and the fans. What we were able to achieve in the band's lifetime is pretty amazing by today's standards (for a non-commercial band) but it is no where near what anyone would call a successful career. More...

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Suicide Silence Streaming Full New Album

California's Suicide Silence is currently offering a stream of the band's entire upcoming album, "You Can't Stop Me," in the YouTube player below.

"You Can’t Stop Me" is due out on July 11th (Europe), July 14th (UK), and July 15th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The album marks the debut of new vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish), and is the band's first full-length recording since the death of singer Mitch Lucker. The track listing is as follow:

1. M.A.L.
2. Inherit The Crown
3. Cease To Exist
4. Sacred Words
5. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
6. Warrior
7. You Can't Stop Me
8. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
9. We Have All Had Enough
10. Ending Is The Beginning
11. Don't Die
12. Ouroboros More...

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Babymetal Footage From London Available

The Japanese school girl trio Babymetal has been on the road touring and recently performed live in London.

Footage from that performance can be seen in the player below, taken from a Japanese TV show that's every bit as weird as all the previous Babymetal music videos.

Babymetal fans can still catch the live show on these upcoming dates (several with Lady Gaga):

Jul. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
Jul. 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 01 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 02 – Stateline, NV @ Harveys Lake Tahoe (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 06 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center (w/ Lady Gaga)
Aug. 09 – Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal

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The Haunted Streams "Cutting Teeth"

The Haunted's forthcoming album release "Exit Wounds" is due out August 25th in Europe and September 2nd in North America.

Today the band has released a track off "Exit Wounds." Check out "Cutting Teeth" below, courtesy of Metalhammer. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. 317
2. Cutting Teeth
3. My Salvation
4. Psychonaut
5. Eye Of The Storm
6. Trend Killer
7. Time (Will Not Heal)
8. All I Have
9. Temptation
10. My Enemy
11. Kill The Light
12. This War
13. Infiltrator
14. Ghost In The Machine More...

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Belphegor Posts Video Teaser

The diabolical black/death metal troop Belphegor has uploaded a teaser clip to whet your appetite for the upcoming "Conjuring The Dead" video. Check it out below.

The official video will be released July 23rd, 2014 and the track is taken from the upcoming new Belphegor record of the same name, which will be unleashed on August 5th [North America], August 8th [EU/Brazil/Japan] and August 11th [UK/FR] via Nuclear Blast.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Gasmask Terror
2. Conjuring The Dead
3. In Death
4. Rex Tremendae Majestatis
5. Black Winged Torment
6. The Eyes
7. Legions Of Destruction
8. Flesh, Bones And Blood
9. Lucifer, Take Her!
10. Pactum In Aeternum More...

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Pestilence Calling It Quits

Dutch death metal outfit Pestilence broke up in 1994 and reunited back in 2008 to release a succession of three full-length albums: "Resurrection Macabre," "Doctrine," and "Obsideo."

After that three album run, band leader Patrick Mameli has now announced Pestilence is once again disbanding. He comments:

"As of now, Pestilence is no longer active in recording new material. As a matter of fact, it's on a permanent hold, as I want to concentrate fully on my new project Necromorph.

"The style will be more brutal, more crazy, more tech, more futuristic and more death. I'm pretty sure all my fans will dig this! Please don't be sad about Pestilence. We've been holding the Pest flag strong for 25 years and we feel it's now done. I thank all my fans for being there and supporting us all the way.

"If there is any interest in Pestilence doing old school shows in the future, me and Patrick Uterwijk, will surely think about the options. I thanks all the Pestilence members since '86 for their musical talent and input.

"HAILZ TO THE FANS, we all love you. Now, let's give birth to NECROMORPH!" More...

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The Agonist Announces New Album

Montreal's The Agonist will release new album "Eye Of Providence" on November 11th in North America and on November 10th in Europe/Australia/New Zealand.

"Eye Of Providence" is the follow up to The Agonist's 2012 album "Prisoners" and will be the debut of new vocalist Vicky Psarakis. The lead vocalist change happened in the early part of this year when previous singer Alissa White-Gluz joined Arch Enemy. The album was recorded by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy).

The band has been hard at work in the studio and just released a new studio update video. Check it out below. You can also see the band live:

Jul 31 - Rockpile East - Toronto, Canada
Aug 01 - Rockpile West - Toronto, Canada
Aug 02 - Mavericks - Ottawa, Canada
Aug 05 - Viper Room - Vienna, Austria
Aug 06 - Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic
Aug 07 - Getaway Rock Festival - Gävle, Sweden
Aug 08 - Elfer Club - Frankfurt, Germany
Aug 09 - Little Devil - Tilburg, Netherlands
Aug 10 - The Underworld - London, United Kingdom
Aug 11 - The Face Bar - Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 12 - The Robin - Bilston, United Kingdom
Aug 14 - Metal Frenzy Festival - Gardelegen, Germany
Aug 15 - Summer Breeze Festival - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
Aug 16 - Rockstadt Extreme Festival - Rasnov, Romania
Aug 30 - Beaverfest 2014 - Valleyview,Canada More...

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Infestum Premieres New Song "Ordo Infestum"

Belarus-based black metal outfit Infestum is gearing up to release "Monuments of Exalted" on August 18th via Lacerated Enemy Records.

To give you a taste of the upcoming album, we're proud to bring you an exclusive premiere of the new track "Ordo Infestum," which can be heard below. Pre-orders are available digitally via Bandcamp or as a physical edition over here. Lacerated Enemy Records also comments:

"Infestum is the new forward-thinking force of black metal while remaining true to the
essence of the style. From Belarus, the band creates epic and traditional atmospheric black metal
while at the same time mingling it with Death Metal, industrial-tinged, hard-hitting music, taking the sound forward as a whole much like the genre's frontrunners, Behemoth, Emperor and Aborym.

"Lacerated Enemy Records is unearthing for the first time groundbreaking black metal from Europe which is similar in vision to the label's penchant for quality and innovation. 'Monuments of Exalted' will reach a wider audience through the label's worldwide distribution and promotion efforts and will expose the high quality and relevant black metal to its future fans. More...

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