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Metal News for January 17, 2013

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Porn Stache

This week classic bands with new videos, classic ex-band mates with new videos, and the classic look of the porn stache. More...

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Robb Flynn Announces Acoustic Shows

In anticipation of his upcoming acoustic performance Friday, January 25th at NAMM, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has decided to book four acoustic shows at various bars and intimate clubs in the greater Orange County/Los Angeles area. He will be performing a mix of cover songs and re-interpreted Machine Head songs. Here are those show dates:

Mon Jan 21st: On The Rox, Hollywood, CA
Wed Jan 23rd: Mission Tobacco Lounge, Riverside, CA
Thu Jan 24th: Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
Sat Jan 26th: The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, Fullerton, CA

Robb will be performing at 9:30PM on all nights, check venue websites for support and other info.

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Chariots of the Gods Announces Quebec Show Dates

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have announced they will be performing at this year’s Drummondville Metal Fest V on February 9th, 2013, with Quebec's top metal talents Cryptopsy (Montreal), Ghoulunatics (Montreal), Bookakee (Montreal), 101 Proof (Montreal), Trollheims (Trois-Rivieres), Odium (Walkerton, ON) and L’Habit Me Suce Le Moine (Drummondville). Chariots of the Gods will also be performing in Montreal, QC the following week on Feb 16th, 2013, with Burning The Oppressor.

"With our album being released soon, we look forward to playing it live at Drummond Metalfest 5, along with playing with incredible bands, in front of one of the best crowds in the province of Quebec," comments vocalist Renaud Jobin.

The band is set to release their full length album, "Tides of War," on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013, and unleashed their second single, "Unbound," featuring guest vocals by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther, which can be heard at this location. You can pre-order the album at the band's Bandcamp here, along with a free download of the title track. More...

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Devourment Posts New Album Studio Video

The first in a trio of videos documenting the studio process birthing Devourment’s fourth album "Conceived In Sewage" is now available online. Watch below as the members lay down drum tracks for the new LP and talk “cheesesteaks and shit” with studio guru and local takeout expert Erik Rutan.

New label home Relapse Records recently dropped an ultra-gruesome nudie-tree-sex-monster-homicide style lyric video for the album’s crushing “50 Ton War Machine," which can be found right here. More...

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Former Augury Drummer Joins Deviant Process

Former Augury drummer Antoine Baril has join Canadian death metal act Deviant Process. The band comments:

"We are pleased to announce that Antoine Baril (Symbolic (Death Tribute), ex-Augury, ex-MAG Project) has joined Deviant Process as our new drummer. We would like to thank Olivier Genest for his outstanding work in the band and wish him all the best in his future projects.

"You can listen to a French radio interview with the band and our new drummer at this location.

"The new line-up is here to stay. We are currently working on our first full-length album which will be produce once again by Antoine Baril at Hemisphere Studio, Antoine's personal studio. The pre-production process has already started and the actual recording of the album is due to spring of 2013. Stay tuned!"

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Malefice Reveals "Five" Details

Malefice's new album "Five" is set for release this coming April 28th, 2013 through Transcend Music. The band comments:

“After being written off we’re back to where we thrive the most. Being the underdog. We’ve always delivered something new and exciting in adversity and this time is no exception. The changes we have made have given us time to regroup and reinvent the sound of this band. Expect more bounce than ever, more hate than ever and more soul than ever. This is a record of feelings, how we are, where we want to be and where we will get to.

"This is the album we always wanted to write, where the evolution has taken us and has renewed our ‘take no prisoners’ attitude, something we always have at our live shows, you can hear the clarion call to arms in this recording. All music is a personal statement, this is our statement that no matter what, nothing can hold us back, nothing will keep us down and together we can, will and have survived all the bullshit thrown at us. This record represents everything we are as a collective and as individuals. It’ll be the soundtrack to your parties in 2013.”

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. V
2. The Great Deceiver
3. Never Say Die
4. Wasted
5. Time
6. Blueprints
7. Reach Up More...

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Call Of The Void Posts Album Trailer

Colorado hardcore/punk/powerviolence perpetrators Call of the Void have pounded out a furious ten song record fittingly titled "Dragged Down A Dead End Path." A teaser trailer for the album can be found below, and the following press release was issued about the album:

"Blasting forth a low-end assault of dissonant chords and broken harmonies, Dragged Down A Dead End Path truly lives up to its name, beating listeners into submission with a 25+ minute sonic slaughterfest. Formerly known as Ironhorse, Call of the Void’s crust and grind elements seamlessly merge to conjure visions of grind godfathers Pig Destroyer while effortlessly treading the abrasive, caustic nature of Converge’s hybrid progressive hardcore and Mastodon’s technical metal-tinged rock mastery.

"Recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson, mastered by Chris Mcnaughton with the strikingly dismal cover art of Anthony Lucero, Dragged Down A Dead End Path will see digital, CD and LP North American release on March 19th, preceded by European release dates of March 15th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 18th in the UK and all other territories." More...

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Eternal Rest Reveals Album, Tour Dates

Australian death metallers Eternal Rest will release their debut album, "Prophetic," on April 16th in North America via Deepsend Records. Pre-orders are available now at this location. Deepsend Records comments:

"Recorded and mixed by Joe Haley of Psycroptic, Australia's Eternal Rest have crafted a beast of a debut album with 'Prophetic.' Equal parts crushing and ferocious, while maintaining a level of musicianship that should be applauded in a scene that's been saturated with technical overdoses and slow-plodding nightmares. For fans of Immolation, Psycroptic and Martyr."

The band has also confirmed a Winter Aussie tour as well as a Spring New Zealand tour. Details are available below.

Jan 18 - Prophetic Launch Tour Begins
Jan 18 - Strike Club - Adelaide, Australia
Jan 19 - Cornucopia Hotel - Wallaroo Plain, Australia
Jan 20 - Cavern Club - Adelaide, Australia
Jan 25 - Crowbar 18+ - Brisbane, Australia
Jan 26 - Norville Hotel 18+ - Toowoomba, Australia
Feb 08 - Gasometer Hotel - Melbourne, Australia
Feb 09 - Ha'Penny Bridge - Frankston, Australia
Feb 16 - Venom Club - Sydney, Australia

Mar 21 - NEW ZEALAND TOUR W/ SINATE
Mar 21 - The Creek - Timaru, New Zealand
Mar 22 - Refuel - Dunedin, New Zealand
Mar 23 - Bourbon Street - Christchurch, New Zealand
Mar 24 - Zebedee's - Christchurch, New Zealand
April 20 - Metal Heart Festival/Mansfield Tavern W/ Portal, 4arm and more Brisbane Australia More...

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Pathology Signs With Sevared Records

San Diego death metal act Pathology has signed a new deal with Sevared Records. The band comments:

"Pathology has signed a deal with extreme label Sevared Records. The band has finished their 3 album commitment to Victory and has decided to go back to their underground roots.

"Pathology wastes no time and is already working on a brand new album. This will be the 7th studio release from the band and will feature the return of singer Matti Way and original guitarist Tim Tiszczenko. Look for this release in summer of 2013."

For more info on Pathology, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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In Death Reveals New EP Artwork

The In Death camp has been busily working behind closed doors on an upcoming EP, which was mixed and mastered by Logan Mader.

The official launch date has been set for the 23rd of March 2013, but before the 5 piece announce the details of a nationwide tour, the band wanted to give everyone an early glimpse of what’s to come. Vocalist Krugga says:

“We’re absolutely stoked on what we’ve got on our hands here. It’s been a long hard road to get to this point, especially for an EP, but I can assure all our fans that it most certainly will be worth the wait!”

Bassist Danika Ruohonen states: “The meaning behind the title Thanatos is: The daemon personification of death – as per Greek mythology. It also has relevance to post Freudian psychology, which in that context, is the term given to the 'death drive' in which people are compelled to take unnecessary risks, or engage in self destructive behaviour. Either way, we think it fits our band and this release perfectly.” More...

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Old Wounds Releases "Disbelieve" Video

MetalInjection has premiered the video for "Disbelieve," a song off Old Wounds' upcoming debut album, "From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest." Check out the video right here or in the player below. The following press release was issued about the clip:

"Directed by Robbie Tassaro (director of The Black Dahlia Murder's 'Majesty' DVD), the 'Disbelieve' video captures the young New Jersey trio bashing away, breathing new life into the metallic hardcore style once wielded by bands like Turmoil and Disembodied.

"From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell) and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (Magrudergrind, Toxic Holocaust). With a release date of February 26th on Glory Kid Ltd, the LP is now available for pre-order, here!

"Old Wounds will tour the US this spring alongside Full of Hell, Homewrecker, Vices, and more. First, the band play two back-to-back record release shows where limited copies of the LP will be available."

January 21 - Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker w/ The Banner
January 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ O'Reilly's w/ Gehenna More...

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Australasia Streaming Debut EP

Instrumental post-metal duo Australasia has posted the band's debut EP "Sin4tr4" online for streaming. Check out the full release at Bandcamp here or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Antenna 02:56
2. Spine 04:23
3. Apnea 02:38
4. Scenario 02:26
5. Satellite 02:53
6. Retina 03:06
7. Fragile 03:55 More...

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Necrovile Releases New Music Video

Necrovile has released an official music video for the title track taken from the "Engorging the Devourmental Void" album. The album features Kevin Foley (Benighted, Disavowed) on drums, and the new video is available below.

Necrovile is currently looking for a label to release "Engorging the Devourmental Void." For further details on the band, head over to Facebook here.

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Mastabah Streaming New Song

Poland's Mastabah has released a new song online titled "Shackles of the Past," which can be heard below. "Shackles of the Past" will appear on the band's upcoming album "I Hate You." For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here.

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Red Fang Announces Tour Dates, Writing New Songs

Red Fang has announced a short run of regional tour dates before the band begins to write the follow-up to 2011’s "Murder The Mountains." The dates begin in Bellingham, WA and include support from Federation X, Uh-Oh, and Dog Shredder. A complete list of dates is available below.

Red Fang also recently released a new video for the infectious song "Dirt Wizard'. The video, available here, is another collaboration with Whitey McConnaughy and chronicles the beer guzzling foursome as they tour throughout Europe. Additionally, the band recently released a new single, "Crows in Swine," which will see its official release as a split 7" with label-mates ASG via Relapse Records.

Feb 15 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown w/ Federation X and Uh-Oh
Feb 16 Seattle, WA Neumos w/ Federation X and Dog Shredder
Feb 17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom w/ Federation X and Dog Shredder

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Baroness Posts "March To The Sea" Video Montage

Baroness has released a live montage for the song "March to the Sea," which can be viewed via Spin.com or in the player below. The clip, filmed by Jimmy Hubbard, also features candid backstage footage filmed during the band's 2012 tour.

"So here is another video for everyone out there!" shared guitarist Pete Adams. "This was filmed while we were on tour with Meshuggah in the Spring of 2012. Some of you may recognize the footage from several of those shows and the 'Take My Bones Away' video as well. We were excited to be back out as it had been since December of 2010 when we had our last tour before taking time off to write Yellow & Green. You can see from the video we were happy to be back on the road. We're happy now to have this video to share with you all. Enjoy."

The band's "Yellow & Green" album (reviewed here) was released in July via Relapse Records and debuted at #30 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart. More...

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Hatebreed Posts Third Trailer For New Album

Connecticut act Hatebreed has released a third trailer for the band's upcoming album, "The Divinity Of Purpose." Check out the video below to findJamey Jasta's thoughts about the production process. The album is set for release on the following dates:

January 25 - Europe/Ireland
January 28 - United Kingdom
January 29 - U.S./Canada

You can also watch the previously posted music video for "Put It To The Torch" at this location. The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Put It To The Torch
2. Honor Never Dies
3. Own Your World
4. The Language
5. Before The Fight Ends You
6. Indivisible
7. Dead Man Breathing
8. The Divinity Of Purpose
9. Nothing Scares Me
10. Bitter Truth
11. Boundless (Time To Murder It)
12. Idolized and Vilified More...

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Amorphis Comments On New Album's Concept

Finnish masters of melacholic dark metal, Amorphis, announced yesterday that the title of the band's upcoming album will be "Circle." The new album is set for release April 19th, 2013 through Nuclear Blast.

A short summary about the album's concept that spreads throughout the lyrics by Pekka Kainulainen, who wrote the lyrics for the most recent Amorphis albums, can be read below:

"The protagonist has been dealt a bad hand at birth. He’s always felt himself an outsider with strong potential to become marginalized. Through an accident, after a crisis, he finds a connection with his inner powers. A guide is sent to him, from some other time and place. He gets a chance to take hold of his own life and change his destiny. From the past of Carelian Finland he finds his own spiritual tribe and the power to turn the course of his doomed life. This is a story of survival."

Singer Tomi Joutsen adds about the album's title: "Circle represents integrity. Back in the days, when there was something special to talk about, wise men used to sit in circle. Not everyone was invited to join them. But in this story, the protagonist was invited among the wise men's circle."

The "Circle" album follows previous release "The Beginning of Times" (reviewed here), and further details will be revealed in the coming months.

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Coronatus Gearing Up To Record New Album

Coronatus is currently writing new material for an upcoming album. The band plans to enter the studio in May/June of 2013.

Massacre Records has revealed that Carmen R. Lorch (the soprano voice of Coronatus from 2004 - 2010) will join the band on the upcoming album. Further details on the release will be announced as they are made available.

The band also released a video clip for the song "Vor Der Schlacht" a couple of months ago. Check it out below. More...

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Destinity To Support Deicide On Tour

Destinity is proud to announce the band will be supporting Deicide on "The End of the Word Tour 2013." Also on the bill will be Karnak, Sweetest Deilvry, and Arvas (March 1st - March 10th only). Details on the run are available below.

Destinity will be touring in support of new album "Resolve in Crimson" (reviewed here).

01.03.2013 (POL ) Wroclaw / Madness
02.03.2013 (POL) Bielsko-Biala / Rudeboy
03.03.2013 (POL) Warsaw / Progresja
04.02.2013 (UKR) Lviv / Millennium
05.03.2013 (SK) Nitra / Nova Pekaren
06.03.2013 (CZ) Praha / Nova Chmelnice
07.03.2013 (HUN) Budapest / Blue Hell
08.03.2013 (ROM) Bucarest / Fabrica
09.03.2013 (BUL) Sofia / RBF Club
10.03.2013 (GRE) Thessaloniki / 8ball
13.03.2013 (CH) Lyss / Kulturfabrik
14.03.2013 (CH) Zurich / Alte Kaserne
15.03.2013 (A) Wels / Alter Schlachthof
16.03.2013 (ITA) Piacenza / Fillmore
17.03.2013 (FR) Paris / Divan du Monde
18.03.2013 (UK) Norwich / Waterfront
19.03.2013 (UK) Bristol / The Fleece
20.03.2013 (UK) London / Underworld
21.03.2013 (UK) Nottingham / Rescue Rooms
22.03.2013 (HOL) Nijmegen / Doornroosje
23.03.2013 (GER) Essen / Turock
24.03.2013 (HOL) Steenwijk / Buze
25.03.2013 (HOL) Rotterdam / Baroeg More...

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Koldbrann Streaming New Song

After we had the pleasure of premiering new song "Stolichnaya Smert" online last week, Norwegian black metal act Koldbrann has now released another track online.

The track "Drammen" is now available for streaming through Gun Shy Assassin here.

Both tracks will appear on Koldbrann's upcoming album "Vertigo," due out through Season Of Mist on January 25th, 2013. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Burial Hordes To Record New Album

After posting the compilation track "Blasphemic Apocalyptic Terror" online, Burial Hordes has now checked in with the following statement about a new album:

"Some news about our new full length album. On February 16th we will enter in Devasoundz Studios to begin the recording session. Our new full length album entitled 'INCENDIUM' contains 8 tracks and is around 40 minutes of pure hellish blasphemy. Below is the track list of the album."

1. Unleash Havoc
2. Horns of Consecration
3. Nailed Curse
4. Path of Bloodshed
5. Abomination
6. Scorned
7. Black Shrouds of Depravity
8. Incendium

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Belphegor And Hell Confirmed For Bloodstock

The Bloodstock 2013 festival will take place August 8th - 11, with full details available at this location. The organizers of the fest have issued the following announcement about confirming two new bands:

"We are thrilled to announce the addition of occult metal overlords, Hell and Austrian death/black metallers, Belphegor to the 2013 bill. Belphegor are celebrating their 20 year anniversary this year and readying the release of their tenth studio album this summer, via Nuclear Blast. Take a peek at what’s been going on in the studio video below, and Bloodstock 2013 will be the first place you can hear some new material live."

Belphegor’s Helmuth states: “To bomb the UK is always a pleasure for Belphegor. We will celebrate Diabolical Death Musick, and visualize it with a special 20 year anniversary show, full of bones, flesh and blood! At the start of August, our new as-yet-untitled album will be released. The troupe can’t wait to premiere two of these tracks at Bloodstock. An honour - this horror!” More...

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Hardcore Superstar Premiers New Music Video

Swedish hard rock act Hardcore Superstar premiered its new music video through Metal Hammer's YouTube Channel (seen streaming below). The song will appear on the band's forthcoming new LP "C’mon Take On Me," which is scheduled for release on March 4, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The video was direted by René U Valdes and shot in a secluded area, in North East Gothenburg, Sweden. Check out "One More Minute" here:

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Luna Ad Noctum Streaming New Song

Luna Ad Noctum has posted a track online from the band's upcoming album. Check out "In Hypnosis" through the YouTube player below.

"In Hypnosis" will appear on the band's new album "Hypnotic Inferno," due for release on February 22nd via Massacre Records. For more info on the Polish metal act, head over to the Luna Ad Noctum Facebook profile here.

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Transhuman Streaming "[Re]creation"

After previously streaming the "Stages of Synthesis" track online, Transhuman has now released the mini-album "[Re]creation." The released was produced by Adam Chinner at Freefall Recordings and can be heard through the SoundCloud player below.

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7 Horns 7 Eyes Cancels Tour Dates

Due to unforeseen issues concerning 7 Horns 7 Eyes internally, the band has made the decision to pull out of the upcoming tour with Annex Theory this February. In spite of steps taken to try to alleviate these issues, the band will be unable to take part in the tour. However, the run itself is not cancelled and Annex Theory will press on on. Comments 7H7E guitarist Aaron Smith:

"This is certainly not the outcome we had in mind when we announced our participation in this tour, and it's really a bummer to let everyone down who had made plans to come see 7H7E play and to the promoters of the shows as well. There are several factors in our decision to cancel, including unforeseen financial strain, and it was not a decision we made quickly or lightly, but it's definitely the best decision. We fully intend and look forward to rescheduling a similar run of dates in the future (we hope with Annex Theory), so that we can make it up to our Canadian fans! We will not forget!"

7H7E released debut album, "Throes of Absolution," on April 24th, 2012 via Century Media Records in North America. The record features artwork by Travis Smith and a guest appearance by former Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis.

Annex Theory's latest EP, "Process Existence," was self-released last May. The effort was mixed and mastered by Travis Montgomery of Threat Signal and features a cover of the Rush track "Subdivisions."

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Watain Enters The Studio

His Masters Noise and Century Media are proud to announce the beginning of a new chapter for Watain. The band comments:

"Since the harvest, Watain has been occupied with preparations for a long and hard journey. Seeds have been sown, blades have been sharpened and new fires have been lit to illuminate the untrodden tunnels that lay before us as we descend further down the maze..."

And so it was that on the 3rd of January, three years on the day since the recording of "Lawless Darkness" did commence, Watain returned to Necromorbus Studio and began working on what is to become the group's 5th full-length album. The tentative time of release is now set for August 2013. More details will be unveiled soon.

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Steamforged Unveil New LP "Fractured Singularity"

Kentucky based progressive metal act Steamforged will release a third LP "Fractured Singularity" on February 5, 2013 via Masters of Metal Productions. The one man band features multi-musician Tyler Sherrill (Lascaille's Shroud/Project: Roenwolfe).

The track list and artwork for the instrumental LP can be found here:

1. A Crack in the Earth
2. Timeless
3. To Walk Among Serpents
4. Desert of Aeons
5. Fractured Singularity
6. Cacophony
7. Omega Nova
8. The Shattered Ocean
9. Death of Dormant Mind
10. Ordovician Extinction
11. Aftermath
12. Wraith
13. End of the Golden Age
14. Ebb of Eternity More...

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Audrey Horne Streaming New Track

Norway's Audrey Horne is streaming the full track "Redemption Blues." The song appears on the band's the upcoming new LP "Youngblood," which is set to drop on February 5, 2013 via Napalm Records. A full album preview is also streaming over at this location.

The track listing for "Youngblood" is:

1. Redemption Blues
2. Straight Into Your Grave
3. Youngblood
4. There Goes A Lady
5. Show and Tell
6. Cards with the Devil
7. Pretty Little Sunshine
8. The Open Sea
9. This Ends Here
10. The King is Dead

Limited Edition Bonus Tracks:

11. I Wanna Know You
12. This Ends Here (Demo)
13. The Open Sea (Demo)

Check out "Redemption Blues" here: More...

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Damnations Hammer Reveals Album Release

I Hate Records has set February 14th, 2013 as the release date for "Disciples of the Hex" by Damnations Hammer. Two songs from the album, "Throne of Fire" and "Impaled on the Horns of Betrayal," can be heard via the clips below. Damnations Hammer also commented:

"The official album differs from our self-release of May last year as we’ve re-recorded the bass, added guitar solos to a couple of tracks and gave the whole album a re-mix which blows the original away."

To hear more from the band, head over to the Damnations Hammer Facebook profile here. More...

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Headline News

Former Lacuna Coil Member Claudio Leo Passes Away

Lacuna Coil vocalist Cristina Scabbia announced that former bandmate Claudio Leo, who played with the band from 1995-1998 (including a performance on the band's demo under the moniker Ethereal and the 1998 self-titled EP) has passed away. The cause of death was not reported and no other information was offered as of yet.

Leo was the founding member of the gothic rock act Cayne in 1999. Cayne is scheduled to release its self-titled sophomore LP on February 14, 2013. There has been no official comments from Cayne as of yet.

The following announcement came via Scabbia's Official Facebook page:

"It's with deep sadness that I inform you all know that our dear friend and ex guitar player Claudio Leo left us. My deepest condolences to his family, close friends and the band Cayne. You will always be remembered for your strenght and positivity. We love you, Claudio." More...

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Deicide Announces European Tour Dates

American death metal veterans Deicide has announced a string of headlining shows across Europe, which will take place this March. The tour has been dubbed the "End Of The World" tour and will also feature appearances from Destiny, Karnak, Sweetest Devilry and (for the dates of 1st - 10th,) Arvas.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 1 - Wroclaw, Poland - Madness
March 2 - Bielsko-Bia?a, Poland - Rudeboy
March 3 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
March 4 - Lviv, Ukraine - Millennium
March 5 - Nitra, Slovakia - Nova Pekaren
March 6 - Praha, Czech Republic - Nova Chmelnice
March 7 - Budapest, Hungary - Blue Hell
March 8 - Bucarest, Romania - Fabrica
March 9 - Sofia, Bulgaria - RBF Club
March 10 - Thessaloniki, Greece - 8ball
March 13 - Lyss, Switzerland - Kulturfabrik
March 14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Alte Kaserne
March 15 - Wels, Austria - Alter Schlachthof
March 16 - Piacenza, Italy - Fillmore
March 17 - Paris, France - Divan du Monde
March 18 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
March 19 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
March 20 - London, UK - Underworld
March 21 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
March 22 - Nijmegen, Holland - Doornroosje
March 23 - Essen, Germany - Turock
March 24 - Steenwijk, Holland - Buze
March 25 - Rotterdam, Holland - Baroeg

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Seduce The Heaven Posts New Music Video

Greek metal band Seduce the Heaven has posted a new music video for the track "Reflections." The song appears on the band's debut LP "Field of Dreams," which was self-released on January 15, 2013 and is available digitally through iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. For more information on how to obtain "Field of Dreams," head over to the band's Facebook Page.

Check out "Reflections" here:

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Chrome Molly Returns After 23 Year Absence

U.K. traditional metal/hard rock act Chrome Molly will release the band's first studio LP in 23 years (1990's "Slaphead") entitled "Gunpowder Diplomacy" on January 25, 2012 via earMusic. The release also marks the band's 30th Anniversary.

The press release reads as follows: "Formed in late 1982, Chrome Molly made a bid for stardom in the mid to late 1980's (being hailed as 'the next Def Leppard' in the music press), releasing four albums, opening for Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne amongst many others, playing the legendary Marquee Club over 20 times and headlining CBGB's in New York. Together with Iron Maiden, Saxon and Blitzkrieg, the band was part of the 'New Wave of British Heavy Metal'.

"Despite drifting apart in the early 90's, the band never officially split and began to play together regularly since the mid 90's in various projects, although no attempt to tour or record was made. The re-release of their critically acclaimed debut album 'You Can't Have It All...' and its follow-up 'Stick It Out' (both re-released last year) brought the band back to the public eye and motivated the band to record and release new music.

"With the contribution of Little Angels, Fastway, Dio's Disciples' singer/producer Toby Jepson, Chrome Molly have produced a new album that marks their finest hour. Bringing a fresh and heavy sound to their hook and riff-laden songs, Jepson has brought the Mollies back with a vengeance. 'Gunpowder Diplomacy' features 11 news tracks featuring original members Steve Hawkins (vocals), John Antcliffe (Guitars), Nic Wastell (Bass) and new boy (since 1990) Greg Ellis (drums).

"Chrome Molly mark 30 years of honest, exciting and true to the roots heavy metal and guess what, they have not mellowed with age." More...

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Lonewolf Completes New LP, Names Title

French power metal act Lonewolf announced that the band has completed work on a new LP, which will be entitled "The Fourth and Final Horseman." The album marks the band's fifth and follow up to the 2012 release "Army of the Damned" (see Metal Underground.com's review at this location).

The new release is in the process of being mixed by Charles Greywolf (Powerwolf) at Studio Greywolf in Germany. It is tentatively scheduled for a summer release through Napalm Records.

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Visions Of Atlantis Details "Ethera"

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis have revealed the track listing and album artwork for the band's upcoming fifth LP "Ethera." The album is set to drop on March 22, 2013 via Napalm Records. The band had finished recording the album back in May of 2012 and revealed the title prior to that. "Ethera" was produced and mixed by Frank Pitters & Jakob Grabmayr with mastering done by Mika Jussila/Finnvox.

The track listing and artwork are as follows:

1. The Ark
2. Machinage
3. Avatara
4. Vicious Circle
5. Hypnotized
6. Tlaluc's Grace
7. Burden Of Divinity
8. Cave Behind The Waterfall
9. A.E.O.N. 19th
10. Bestiality vs. Integrity
11. Clerics Emotion More...

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Hate Posts Third "Solarflesh" Album Preview

Polish death metal warriors Hate posted an album preview for the upcoming "Solarflesh" release, the band's eighth and first since 2008 ("Erebos"). With the new release, Hate unleashes a merciless maelstrom of brutality and impenetrable darkness. The album is set for release on the following release schedule:

Jan. 30, 2013: ESP, FIN, SWE, NOR, GR
Feb. 1, 2013: G/A/S, BENELUX
Feb. 4, 2013: Rest of Europe
Feb. 5, 2013: North America

The track listing for "Solarflesh" is as follows:

1. Watchful Eye of Doom
2. Eternal Might8
3. Alchemy of Blood
4. Timeless Kingdom
5. Festival of Slaves
6. Sadness Will Last Forever
7. Solarflesh
8. Endless Purity
9. Mesmerized
10. Hatehammer (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
11. Venom (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
12. Fall of all Icons (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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