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Metal News for January 22, 2013

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Vreid Streaming New Single

Today Norwegian black ‘n’ roll legion Vreid release new single “The Way Of The Serpent,” which is taken from forthcoming new full-length, "Welcome Farewell." Check out the track via Pyro right here.

The album was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5, 2013. Comments Hváll of the new material, “It’s been a lot of work, but we are utterly pleased with the result. ‘Dark,’ ‘heavy’ and ‘VREID’ are the three keywords to describe it.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Ramble
2. The Way Of The Serpent
3. The Devil’s Hand
4. Welcome Farewell
5. The Reap
6. Sights of Old
7. Black Waves
8. At The Brook More...

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Last Year's Tragedy Streaming New Song

Last Year's Tragedy, which was covered in the Kenyan edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has released a new song online for streaming and download.

"Elephant in the Room" appears on the band's new album "Walking Through Walls" and can either be heard below or downloaded at Reverbnation here. More...

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Pit Stories: The Tighty-Whitey Mosh

It's Tuesday again, which means we've got a new metal show story taken from the underground musicians themselves who keep the scene running. This week guitarist/vocalist Spencer Le Von from Canadian thrash act Fatality shares the following tale of the band's first show going horribly wrong:

My pit story was actually from Fatality’s first-ever live show when I was at the supple age of 15. We were performing at a dive called Club Rockit in Downtown Toronto back in 2004. I will never forget this story because it incorporates all of the elements that make up a nightmare gig, and how I handled it as a confused 15-year-old zilch. First of all, it was in the middle of January, and there was a massive storm that hit Toronto and we barely made it to the gig as we slid up and down the highway. Also, right before we hit the stage, I opened my guitar case and to my complete chagrin: my fuckin’ ax was smashed in 2 pieces.

So, up we went. There was me with no guitar and no sense of what to do with my hands as I clumsily sang through our songs like a mush-mouthed buffoon. Boy, we (I) stank up the joint good. As we got closer to the end of the set, I realized I had a decision to make: play out the last of our songs half heartedly, and then pack up and go home for a good cry, or do something so fuckin’ stupid that even though we were playing mediocre at best, the crowd would still go home and remember us. I chose the latter. In one foul swoop, I pulled of my pants and shirt reveling a tainted, ripe, skid-marked pair of tighty-whities and a matching pasty white stomach. I then proceeded to jump into the mosh pit and clobbered the shit out of people as my band riffed on the stage above.

It was this night that I learned a major lesson. There is no such thing as the perfect gig, and each night has a different obstacle to overcome. What makes a good performer is not just in how well he can play; it’s all in his capacity to deal with the bullshit!

A photo of the event in question can be seen below. To hear Fatality's music, check out the "Monstrous" music video at this location or head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

Check back in again next Tuesday for more Pit Stories from metal bands. More...

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Synesis Absorption Reveals Album Artwork

Synesis Absorption has revealed the artwork for the band's new release, which was created by Eliran Kantor and can be viewed below. For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here. Synesis Absorption is:

Robbert Kok (Disavowed) - Vocals
Miloš Batocanin (Disdained) - Guitars/Vocals
Steve Di Giorgio (Sadus) - Bass
Michael Smith (Suffocation) - Drums

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Footage From Robb Flynn's Acoustic Show Online

Footage from the first of Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn's acoustic performances surrounding his NAMM appearance has surfaced. The following videos were taken at On The Rox in Hollywood on Monday, January 21st:

"The Burning Red"

"Descend The Shades Of Night"

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Acrania Releases "Treason, Politics & Death" Video

"Treason, Politics & Death," the new video from Mexico's Acrania, can be seen below. Acrania collaborated with the young filmmaker Armando Salomo and King Bong Entertainment to premier this first video clip. The band also commented:

"The performance portion of the clip was shot on the Film Training Center in Mexico City, with state of the art video equipment and an excellent crew, 'Treason, Politics & Death' shows us the power of death metal with quick shots and excellent dynamic lighting, as well as the Latin touch of non-metal instruments such as percussion, trumpet and saxophone, showing the excellent performance of Mexican musicians.

"The song is about the social conflict in Managua, so we used stock images of conflicts in Latin America, interleaved with footage of the band playing to reinforce the overall protest feel of the song." More...

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Wolfchant Posts "Embraced By Fire" Preview Clip

German pagan metal warriors Wolfchant have posted a preview clip for the band's upcoming fifth studio LP entitled "Embraced By Fire," the first release for NoiseArt Records. The album is set for release on March 1, 2013. The release will include the band's legendary 2005 debut album "Bloody Tales Of Disgraced Lands" as a bonus CD.

The track list for "Embraced By Fire" is:

1. Intro
2. Embraced by Fire
3. Element
4. Turning into Red
5. Einsame Wacht
6. Autumns Breath
7. Freier Geist
8. Winters Triumph

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Architects Posts Music Video

Architect's latest album "Daybreaker" was released on June 5th, 2012 and was produced by John Mitchell and Ben Humphreys. The band has just released an official music video for "Even If You Win, You're Still A Rat," which is featured on "Daybreaker" and can be seen below. A complete list of the band's upcoming tour dates is also available after the jump.


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Lightning Swords Of Death Releases New Music Video

Occult black metal band Lightning Swords Of Death recently completed a bleak, new video for the title track from "Baphometic Chaosium." This is the band's first ever music video and was directed by co-founder and lead vocalist, Autarch (aka the metal illustrator, Farron Loathing).

The project, which also marks Autarch's directorial debut, is the result of a partnership between Farron Loathing and Mortichrome Films. It is described by its creator as "a psycho-dramatic interpretation of the Mass of Chaos and the invocation of Baphomet as performed by a collective of ritual performance artists."

Check out the video clip via Decibel Magazine or in the player below. More...

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Hellryde Inc. Streaming Album Online

Mexico's Hellryde Inc. has posted the "Hellryde Incorporated" release online, which was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music and recorded by Andres Saenz, Julian Villareal, and Zef Vega at LaNave Studios, Monterrey Mexico. You can check out the release via Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Piss Me Off 03:02
2. Insomnia 04:21
3. Love is in the Grave 03:51
4. Omnipresente 04:15
5. Descender 06:08 More...

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Zed Announces "Desperation Blues" Album

Zed has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"First things first our second album titled Desperation Blues, will be coming out May 21st! We will be doing pre-orders come April and let you know what formats will be available as well! To hold you over until then, you can hear some snippets in our album teaser videos as well as see what he recording process was like on our videos page. Speaking of videos we are working on a video for one of the songs off the new album and will be making that public in March.

"By the way, we redid our website and it has alot more content now. Come check it out! You can sign up for show reminders, as well as see if your mug is somewhere on the ZED friends and fans photo page.

"We'll be hitting the rod this summer as well to support the album, so make sure to check the calendar page for show dates!

"A fan who is now a good friend of ours named Stu has put a great street team site together that you can sign up on and get exclusive content, free stickers, and ideas on how to help promote ZED. Check it out at this location. Sign up for free stickers, share pics of your ZED swag, and connect with other ZEDHEADS on the forum! Check it out and let us know what you think!

"Stay tuned for more cool news over the coming months and as always, you can keep up with what's going on at our Facebook or through the main site and now on our Street Team Site." More...

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Psycho Streaming "God Against God"

Spanish thrash act Psycho has posted the song "God Against God" online, available in the player below. The track comes off the band's new album "Mankind Disease," which was recorded, mixed, and mastered at WaveNationStudios by JM Tornay. The track listing is as follows:

1. Of Ascent In Spirit (01:31)
2. Reign Misery (06:05)
3. Thou Shalt Not Kill (05:20)
4. The Depth Of Sorrow (06:47)
5. God Against God (07:42)
6. Demons (06:24)
7. Requiem (12:03)
8. Blest Dead (08:33)

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Allura Announces West Coast Tour

LA based metal quintet AllurA will hit the road in February for a West Coast tour kicking off February 15th in Temecula, Calif. The band is currently touring in support of recently released sophomore album, "True Colors," which is available now from Hardline Entertainment. Dates are available below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Formed in 2007, South Bay’s hardest shredding band, AllurA, is taking on the metal scene with their blend of aggressive riffs, attacking hardcore and a melodic backbone that makes the band a stand out in a new generation of metal bands.

"The quintet, which consists of brothers Chris Bartholomew (vocals) and AJ Bartholomew (lead guitar, vocals) along with Taylor Killam (guitar, vocals), Zacc West (bass) and Steven Davis (drums), came out swinging in 2007 with their debut album, The Organization of Sound and Silence, which was followed by several tours including four straight years of the Vans Warped Tour.

"In 2011, the band found a new home with Hardline Entertainment where they released their follow-up full-length True Colors in the fall of 2011. Recorded at The Porch in Hermosa Beach, California, True Colors delivers a fist-full of mayhem on thirteen face-melting rippers, including the title track “True Colors” which the band recently released a video for." More...

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Oh, Sleeper Releases New Music Video

Oh, Sleeper has debuted a new music video for the single "Hush Yael," which can be viewed below. The track comes off the "Children of Fire" album, the band's third album for Solid State.

Oh, Sleeper is currently on the road with special guests For All Eternity and Storm the Sky, and has also just confirmed a slot on this year's Vans Warped Tour. A full list of tour dates can be found here.

The "Children of Fire" album's track listing is as follows:

1. Endseekers
2. Shed Your Soul
3. The Marriage of Steel and Skin
4. Hush Yael
5. The Conscience Speaks
6. Dealers of Fame
7. Means To Believe
8. In The Wake of Pigs
9. Claws of a God
10. The Family Ruin
11. Chewing The Stitch
12. Children of Fire More...

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TA&TE Issues Lineup Update

Ohio's The Approach and The Execution has checked in with the following announcement about continuing on as a five piece after lineup changes last year:

"Hello Friends, Fans, and Fellow Metalheads!! We are very pleased to finally be able to formally announce that The Approach & The Execution will be moving on as a 5 piece, instead of hiring a replacement for Mr. Jeremy Langham. Sam will be taking on all the growls and screams from this point forward and Mikey will be holding it down solo on the clean vocals.

"We wanted to take this time to thank everyone for their support, patience, and advice as we were making our final decision. The words of wisdom, encouragement, and urgency have been a big guiding light in some of the decisions we've made, and without them, we might be in a different position. So thank you all very much!

"Also, we are working very diligently on writing new material and have a great start on the next album. After speaking this past weekend, we are hoping for a Summer release date. In the meantime, we are slated to record the first single, 'The Warrior's Psalm' at the end of March and will be released in early April. But you won't have to wait that long to hear it!

"There are very serious and urgent talks in The Approach camp about a comeback show in early March! No details have been figured out yet, but that is the time frame we are hoping for. More details will be announced in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned! Thanks again for your support and we look forward to seeing you at a show very soon!"

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Forsaken World Posts "Parallel Universes" Video

French act Forsaken World has released a new video shot during the "Serpent Sermon Tour 2012" with Marduk & Immolation. Check out the video for "Parallel Universes" in the player below. The track comes off the band's "As Time Reflects Our End" album, which has the following track listing:

1. 010010110
2. Near Future
3. Crucified Truth
4. My Shelter
5. Forsaken World
6. Artificial Tears
7. Parallel Universes
8. As Time Reflects Our End More...

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Tellus Requiem Streaming Full New Album

Tellus Requiem's new album "Invictus (The 11th Hour)" was released today on Nightmare Records / Sony / RED. In celebration of the album's release, the band has teamed up with AOL Music for an exclusive full album stream. Listen to the full album by clicking here.

Tellus Requiem hails from Norway, bringing to the world a rich Scandinavian blend of progressive power metal that combines the band's musings and many different styles of music into a heavy alloy of epic and majestic technical metal. More...

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Coffins Recording New Album

Having raided the death/doom underworld since 1996, Tokyo's brutal doom metal eradicators Coffins have once again entered their local Noise Room Studio, and are currently laying down vocals for new LP "The Fleshland."

Although Coffins seemingly always have a new release out -- with a plethora of splits, EP’s, singles and a recent track released as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series having been released in the past few years alone -- the band’s upcoming fourth album "The Fleshland" will be the first new full-length from the outfit since 2008's "Buried Death" album.

The band's first official release for Relapse Records, Coffins will wrap-up studio work on "The Fleshland" by the end of January, with the album set for release later this year.

For now, ravenous fans of Coffins can get a bit of insight into the new album’s cacophony with a pre-production demo track of “Colossal Hole” -- which will reappear on "The Fleshland" in its finished state -- via Cvlt Nation right here or in the player below. More...

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Cannibal Corpse To Play Decibel Magazine Tour

After the maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for a second annual national tour.

This spring, the plague spreads as Decibel brings you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: the preeminent gore institution Cannibal Corpse; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons Napalm Death, and NYDM stalwarts Immolation. The following press release was issued about the tour:

"While occultism permeated last spring's inaugural dB tour—featuring exclusively European headliners in Behemoth, Watain, the Devil's Blood and In Solitude—they looked (mostly) to North America for this year's unholy assemblage. Three of Decibel's favorite underground powerhouses will take on this year's rotating opening slot: demented Bay Area death-grinders Cretin, Canadian tech-prog upstarts Beyond Creation and Beltway grind/powerviolence crushers Magrudergrind. And the time is ripe to see the new bleed into the old: three of the six artists performing are expected to have new records detonating during the tour.

"Kicking off in May, this year's Decibel Magazine Tour gauntlet will last a full week longer than its 2012 counterpart, spanning over 30 North American dates. Presented by Metal Blade, Indiemerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast, Lace Pickups, Century Media and Season of Mist, the 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour will bring together the kind of globally-renowned, boundary-pushing innovators that have made it possible for the magazine to continue thriving for over 100 issues. Coming off a tour noted for Behemoth frontman Nergal's triumphant return to the States following his battle with leukemia—which culiminated in an explosive sold-out closing gig in New York City—Decibel had no choice but to go bigger and even more badass." More...

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Foscor Announces New Release

Spain's Foscor has issued the following announcement about releasing a 10th anniversary live tape prior to an upcoming fourth full-length album:

"While we are in the final step towards the 4th Foscor album and definitely open a new era... we now proudly announce that Ruptura Records will release next 2013-02-15 a black Pro-Tape edition of the 'Deu Anys Vers la Foscor' live stuff recently released in a limited DVD format to commemorate the band's 10th Anniversary.

I. Groans to the Guilty
II. Raids to Punishment
III. The Smile of the Sad Ones
IV. Searching a Seal of Pain (The Beauty)
V. Melangia

VI. El Palau dels Plors
VII. Al Cor de la Boscúria
VIII. The Other's Voice
IX. I Tornà de les Cendres

"Limited to 100 handnumbered copies and with an exclusive T-Shirt design, all composed by Ideophony design studio, it approaches us to a never used before format, the Tape, which we grew with and learnt what is all about on music.

"You can now pre-order it and get a special price for the whole pack for 12,99 € at this location until February the 11th. Then, later... it is your choice to get it separately. Don't miss it!" More...

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Shai Hulud Streams New Single

Shai Hulud has partnered with Alternative Press to unveil the second single from "Reach Beyond the Sun." Check out "A Human Failing" on AltPress.com here.

Shai Hulud's new album, "Reach Beyond the Sun," will be released on February 19th, 2013. Throughout the next few weeks, the band will also be posting candid studio video blogs, new music, and more, so watch out for updates as they are made available. The upcoming Shai Hulud tour dates are as follows: More...

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Bring Me The Horizon Posts New Music Video

Bring Me The Horizon has released a new music video for “Shadow Moses,” which is taken from the band's new album "Sempiternal," due out April 30th via Epitaph Records. Check out the video clip below. The following press release was also issued about the video:

"Shot on the snowy and foggy shoreline of Germany’s largest island, Rugen, the performance video for 'Shadow Moses' takes from the song’s lyrical theme of 'going nowhere' and creates an abstract and fragmented narrative that cues fans about to what’s to come in the next BMTH video. On a technical side, the video was shot with a 'camera – shift technique' developed by director, Fabian Röttger, that gives the viewer a 3D like experience without the need of special screen or glasses." More...

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Beyond The Shore Signs With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of up-and-coming metal act Beyond the Shore. In 2008, the Lexington-Fayette, KY quintet formed when the members were still in high school. Relentlessly booking shows, touring and balancing school at the same time, Beyond the Shore had the privilege of sharing the stage with acts such as Born Of Osiris, Shai Hulud, MyChildren MyBride, Of Machines, After The Burial and many more.

The band's first release, "The Arctic Front" EP (2009), was produced by Kelly Cairns and recorded at Lambesis Studios (As I Lay Dying, War Of Ages, Austrian Death Machine, Impending Doom) in San Marcos, California. The band's debut release helped to build an impressive internet buzz, starting with the release of the first single "Shotgun Sunrise."

After playing several shows in support of the debut EP, Beyond The Shore began work on full-length "Ghostwatcher." In 2012, Beyond The Shore headed to Lowell, NC to record the first full-length, which was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Kevin Newland of Newland Recordings. More...

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Emergency Gate Posts "Mindfuck" Music Video

German melodic death metal band Emergency Gate posted up a new music video for the track "Mindfuck." The song is the opening track from the band's forthcoming fifth LP "You," which is scheduled for release on the following release schedule:

Europe: January 25th via ZYX
France & UK: January 28th via ZYX
South America: February 1st via Icarus Music
Japan: March 6th via Rubicon

The track listing for "You" is as follows: More...

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Kambrium Posts "Beastly Hybris" Teaser

German metal band Kambrium posted a teaser of the new track "Beastly Hybris." The clip is a demo version of a song to appear on the band's sophomore LP "Dark Reveries," which is expected in 2013. The band will enter Overlodge Recording Studio this spring to record the album with producer, and Flaming Row guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist, Martin Schnella.

In addition to "Beastly Hybris," song titles on "Dark Reveries" will include: "Scepter of the Serpent," "Lake Gloom," "Spellbound by a Nightmare," "Dark Lights," "Taken By Storm" and "Opus Aeternus."

Check out "Beastly Hybris" here: More...

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Weapon Posts New Music Video

Canadian death/thrash act Weapon posted a new music video for the track "Embers And Revelations." The song is the title track of the band's latest LP, released this past October through Relapse Records.

The video, directed by Dan Wilberg, can be viewed here:

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Aeon Zen Streaming Full New Album

English metallers Aeon Zen release their third opus "Enigma" to the word today through Nightmare Records / Sony / RED. Guitarworld.com is now hosting a full stream of the album, which can be heard at this location.

Aeon Zen's previously posted video for the song "Divinity" can also be seen right here. The full "Enigma" album's track listing is as follows:

1. Enter the Enigma
2. Artificial Soul
3. Divinity
4. Seven Hills
5. Warning
6. Turned to Ash
7. Still Human
8. Eternal Snow
9. Downfall
10. Survival (Bonus Track)
11. Time Divine 2.0 (Bonus Track)

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Death Wolf Streaming New Song

After months of silent anticipation, Swedish blackened punks Death Wolf are finally ready to give fans their first taste of the band's new album, "II: Black Armoured Death." To hear "World Serpent," head over to CVLT Nation.com here for the exclusive premiere.

Century Media comments: "While their new effort still features Danzig-influenced material in the vein of songs found on Death Wolf's self-titled debut album, the first track to be launched from II: Black Armoured Death, 'World Serpent,' is a thrashy romp fueled by raw, bestial aggression.

"Originally scheduled for a February release, II: Black Armoured Death will now be unleashed on March 19th in North America via Century Media Records-- but fans can pick up this new album when Death Wolf is on tour in February/March with Marduk and Moonspell (see below for tour dates). In addition to this upcoming full-length, Death Wolf will also be releasing a new 7", Bloodscent, that features two different arrangements of tracks on II: Black Armoured Death. This limited 7" will be hand-numbered and pressed on white wax-- and only available at CM Distro and at the band's merch table." More...

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Seth Returns To Season Of Mist Roster

Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about welcoming back Seth to the label's roster:

"The French black metallers' debut album 'Les Blessures de l’Ame’ (1998) was one of the label’s very first releases and it’s great to have the band back in the family. Seth's upcoming fifth album is entitled ‘The Howling Spirit’ and has been scheduled for release on June 7th (June 11th in North America)."

Band leader Heimoth issued the following statement: “This is some exceptional moment for us as we are now officially back on the very same label that released our first album in 98’ and I guess this truly makes our recent comeback even more worthwhile. Both parts have taken different directions for more than 10 years but we are thrilled to unveil ‘The Howling Spirit’ together. I personally feel this is a significant step forward born from the special relationship the band and SOM have had through the years.”

"Les Blessures de l’Ame" was re-released last year in a remastered edition including two bonus tracks and brand new artwork.

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Vera Cruz Streaming Full Album Online

French hardcore outfit Vera Cruz is streaming new album "Skinandteethandnails" in its entirety at AMPMagazine.com here. The band’s Season of Mist debut features eleven tracks of pulse pounding, relentless hardcore/metal and is out in North America now. Season of Mist comments on the album:

"Vera Cruz embraces the fine art of serious ass kicking with 'Skinandteethandnails.' Balancing melodic hardcore with rock influences, the French display astonishing mastery for such a young band. 'Skinandteethandnails' captures the explosive energy Vera Cruz unleash during their live shows."

On the album, the band states: "There's an overall theme about this album and the way it has been thought and composed. We always try to reach a sort of 'Holy Grail' in every song but like the latter, whatever is Holy doesn't lie in front of your eyes for everyone to see. It’s rather a kind of quest to find it. We would like people to be able to find what they've been seeking with our music. It's for everyone to decipher it and find what's under the surface." More...

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Sodom Announces New Album Release

Sodom will be releasing a new studio album this coming April, and the band has now checked in with the following update:

"As brutal as the production of Waldemar Sorychta is the diverse songwriting on the new studio album 'Epitome Of Torture,' a kind of tour de force through the whole history of thrash metal, featuring harsh arrangements, melodic solos and raging vocal attacks.

"Epitome Of Torture will be released in Germany on April 26th, in Europe on April 29th and in the US/Canada on May 7th through SPV / Steamhammer and will be available in four editions: as a jewel case release, in a digipak and double gatefold LP with coloured vinyl and download. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!"

Further details on "Epitome Of Torture," the follow-up to 2010's "In War and Pieces," will be announced as they become available.

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Stained Blood Releases Official Video

Spanish death metal band Stained Blood is streaming its new official video for the track "Rotten Roots," which comes from debut album "One Last Warning." Stained Blood, which hails from Barcelona, started out in 2006 and moved to Madrid a couple of years ago to start production on a first album.

"One Last Warning" was produced by Alex Cappa at the Metal Factory Studios and mastered over at LSD Studios in Germany. The entire nine-song album can be streamed below or over on bandcamp.


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Mael Mordha Signs With Candlelight Records

Irish Celtic Doom act Mael Mordha has signed on with Candlelight Records. The band has written the follow up LP to the 2010 release "Manannán," which will be the fourth full length release. No details or release date for the new album have been announced.

The press release reads as follows:

"Candlelight Records is proud to announce the signing of Celtic Doom Metal masters Mael Mordha (pronounced MAIL MOOR-AH)

"Mael Mórdha’s sound is a unique fusion of traditional Irish folk laments and elegies with the crushing power of doom metal. The band views its music as conduit between this world and the spirit world and its songs provide a dark, melancholy and epic soundtrack to historical and mythological tales of ancient Ireland.

"Formed in Dublin in 1998 by Roibéard Ó Bogail, whose unusual ‘Sean-nós’ inspired traditional Irish vocal style gives the band its distinctive sound, Mael Mórdha takes its name from a former King of Leinster, who met a bloody end in battle in the year 1014 A.D.

"The band endured a number of line-up changes while self-releasing three EP’s between 1999 and 2003, before signing to Hammerheart Records/Karmageddon Media who released the band’s debut full-length album ‘Cluain Tarbh’ in 2005.

"Later that year the band moved to ‘Grau Records’ and went on to release two new album’s; 2007’s ‘Gealtacht Mael Mórdha’, and 2010’s ‘Manannán’ through the German label which also re-released an extended version of ‘Cluain Tarbh’ in 2008. More...

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The Prophecy 23 Posts "No Beer" Music Video

German thrashers The Prophecy 23 posted a new music video for the song "No Beer, What A Mess," the band's third video for the 2012 LP "Green Machine Laser Beam." The album is available now via Massacre Records. Previous video clips can also be seen for "We Are the Pit Police" and "Green Machine Laser Beam".

Check out "No Beer, What A Mess" here:

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Lord Reveals "Digital Lies" Release Date

Australian melodic metallers LORD have set the Australian release date of their forthcoming album "Digital Lies" as February 22, 2013. Dates for New Zealand and Japan to follow, along with announcements for distribution partners for the rest of the world.

LORD mainman LT commented: “Finally! It seems like a lifetime since we started this album until this point, but we’re finally here. For this release, we thought long and hard about other options regarding labels and, frankly, it’s a mess out there. The larger labels are doing everything they can to protect their revenue and are being very cautious about who they deal with, and the smaller labels are at the mercy of a very volatile and changing market, and you can never be sure they’ll be still in business once the time to pay up comes around – we’ve unfortunately had to wear the consequences of that in the past.

"We’ve chosen once again to distribute this release via Riot! Entertainment for Australia and New Zealand and Rubicon Music for Japan since we had such a great experience with them for our previous album ‘Set In Stone‘. For the rest of the world, however, we’ve chosen this time to keep as much control over our product as we can by planning to export to stores around the globe and sell directly from our own web store. As I mentioned before, the market is so fickle now, trusting a label to even be there let alone pay up is a risk we just can’t afford to take if we want to keep touring and releasing albums – simple as that."

"Pre-sales from our online store begin from Monday, January 28 and the album will be available both as a physical product in Australia from February 22 as well as a digital download which will be available worldwide. More...

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Vital Breath To Release Debut LP, Preview Posted

New rock/metal act Vital Breath will release the debut LP "Duality" on March 11, 2013. Formed in 2011, Vital Breath is:

Francois Brisk (Drums) (Virus IV/Dyslesia)
Sylvain De Nicola (Guitar) (Blackness/Dyslesia/Kemet)
Christophe Babin (Bass) (Headline/Eradicate/Virus IV)
Jérôme Ponsolle (Vocals/Guitar)

The music of Vital breath is described as "an ingenious mix between metal, rock, pop and many other influences." For more information on the band, check out the band's Official Facebook page. Check out a preview clip of "Duality" here: More...

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Farewell To Arms Posts "Scarless" Music Video

Germany's Farewell To Arms posted a new music video for the track "Scarless." The song appears on the band's 2012 debut full length LP "Perceptions," which is available now through Massacre Records.

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Scorpion Child Post "Polygon Of Eyes" Lyric Video

Texas based act Scorpion Child posted a lyric video for the track "Polygon of Eyes." The song will appear on the band's self-titled debut LP expected in May from Nuclear Blast Records.

"Scorpion Child's sound invokes a time when guitar-driven rock ruled radio's airwaves, when being hypnotized by a frontman and his bandmates in a concert arena was one of life's ultimate main events. A five-piece from Austin, Texas, Scorpion Child have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage show. Guitarists Chris Cowart and David Finner deliver their finessed twin guitar attack with experience older than their years; bassist Shaun Avants and drummer Shawn Alvear are steadfast sentinels of their driving rhythm section; and lead singer Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the psychedelic rock cavalry with a passion & voice reminiscent of the early eras of Robert Plant and Ronnie James Dio.

"This May, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release Scorpion Child's self-titled, full-length debut. Produced and arranged by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Answer, Jet, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Toadies, Dax Riggs), the album uses analog recording technology to organically capture a hybrid of nine, hook-filled chapters of heavy psych rock. The goal? To breathe new life into a neglected yet still important musical heritage."

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