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Metal News for January 28, 2014

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Motley Crue Announces Retirement Tour

American glam metal legends Motley Crue have announced that they will be embarking on a 72 date tour across North America this year, where they will be joined by shock rock icon, Alice Cooper, before retiring the band at the end of 2014.

The group held a press conference today confirming the retirement rumours and announced that tickets for the tour would go on sale tomorrow for fan club members, before being made available to the public from Friday and Saturday is different areas.

You can check out a promotional video for the tour below. The initial tour dates are as follows: More...

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Fluisteraars Streaming Debut Album

Dutch black metal trio Fluisteraars today streams the entirety of the band's debut album, "Dromers," which can be heard below courtesy of Decibel Magazine. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Released today in North America on both LP and cassette through Eisenwald (in conjunction with Cold Void Emanations), Dromers comprises three epic-length tracks that take the listener on a winding, windswept journey through the catacombs of ancient black metal mysticism.

"Like the fading rays of the sun during the change of seasons, as autumnal splendor gives way to wintry majesty, Fluisteraars' Dromers conjures visions both familiar and foreign, both immediate and distant. Their vision of black metal is a highly personal and deeply emotive one, at times recalling early Primordial and Agalloch as well as Autumn Aurora-era Drudkh, yet evincing an engaging personality all their own - and one, it must be said, quite special to their Netherlands homeland."

The track listing is as follows:

1. De Doornen (16:00)
2. Kuddedier (10:21)
3. Wortels Van Angs (8:15) More...

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Viza Streaming New Single

Los Angeles-based experimental rock group Viza has revealed the first single from forthcoming sixth album “Aria,” which is set for release on the 7th of March via Graviton Music Services. Check out “Midnight Hour (Dingle Rock)” right here or in the player below.

“Aria” features twelve new songs recorded at Swing House Studios in West Hollywood, CA and produced by Viza. It was mixed by Warren Huart at Spitfire Studio in Laurel Canyon, CA, and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, ME. The track listing is as follows:

1. Never Feel
2. Quicksand
3. Midnight Hour (Dingle Rock)
4. Vanished
5. Viktor’s Vanguard
6. The Girl That Doesn’t Exist
7. Forward March
8. Beneath the Waves
9. C’est La Vie
10. Alley in Tijuana
11. Take Over the World
12. Brunette More...

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Sister Releases New Music Video

Swedish outfit Sister dropped new album "Disguised Vultures" on January 21st in North America, and has today teamed up with Revolver Magazine to premiere the music video for the track "My Enemy." Check out the new video produced by Jimmy Johansson below.

Sister drummer/backing vocalist Cari comments on the track: "My Enemy is a trip through a chaos filled mind. The lyrics speak about personal feelings on the ups and downs in life and also about what the world has become today. As the opener for the album this song goes out 110% from the start to seconds after hit the brakes and then come back with full force again. That's pretty much how we live our lives today."

The video's producer Jimmy Johansson adds, "My vision with this video was to make it 'in your face' as much as possible, just like the song. I wanted to portrait the ugly sides of humanity such as war, murder, torture, school dances, poverty, starvation, gluttony and so on. Hopefully we can make someone think. If the video doesn't affect you in any way, we have failed. And if you think it's too much, then you should just stay at home and not watch the news ever again and keep on ignoring." More...

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This Will Destroy You Announces New Shows

Texas instrumental collective This Will Destroy You will take to the streets this Spring with a short run of live excursions. Set to begin March 12th in Phoenix and close in March 22nd in Denver, the band will head West bringing sonic dreamscapes to ten U.S. cities.

This Will Destroy You released "Live In Reykjavik, Iceland" last Fall via Magic Bullet Records. Captured at Harpa Concert Hall, "Live In Reykjavik, Iceland" was engineered by Finnur Hákonarson, mixed by Alex Bhore and Charlie Vela, mastered by Alan Douches, and delivers eleven emotionally consuming live renditions of material spanning three epic albums ("Young Mountain," Self-Titled, and "Tunnel Blanket").

3/12/2014 The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
3/13/2014 Casbah - San Diego, CA
3/14/2014 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
3/15/2014 The Chapel - San Francisco, CA
3/18/2014 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
3/19/2014 Barboza - Seattle, WA
3/20/2014 Treefort Music Fest - Boise, ID
3/21/2014 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
3/22/2014 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO More...

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Winds Of Plague Posts Lyric Video

Winds of Plague released latest album "Resistance" in late 2013 and has been on the road ever since.

The band has also finished a new lyric video for "Left For Dead" that features footage from a recent live performance. Check it out below, courtesy of Artist Direct.

You can also stream the full "Resistance" release over at this location. More...

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Holocausto Canibal Announces Record Deal

Holocausto Canibal has checked in with the following announcement about inking a new record deal:

"After a long period of silence regarding new releases, the time has finally come to announce that we signed a deal with the one and only Bizarre Leprous Production for the release of our forthcoming opus.

"This new effort, named 'Larvas,' is an EP consisting of four new songs and is actually a continuation of Gorefilia's approach to paraphilias, involving [once again] sexual arousal and gratification towards sexual behavior that is atypical and extreme.

"Musically speaking, these new songs evolved into something faster and brutal than 'Gorefilia,' while maintaining the grooviest side of the band presented in our previous work. As always, you can expect self torture, bizarre love, and loads of sperm tainted with blood." More...

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Lies Of Nazca Announces Album Release

The upcoming debut album from Italy's Lies of Nazca, entitled "Aleph," finally has a release date: the new album will hit outlets on February 18th, 2014 via Rogue Records America in both limited edition digipak CD and digital download formats.

"Aleph" will be available via Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Amazon, Amazon retail and Pandora, among others upon release, and is available via iTunes for pre-order here.

"Aleph" is a concept album telling a narrative of the journey of a man who attempts to overturn the unrelenting mechanisms of the universe. More...

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Affiance To Tour With Close Your Eyes

Affiance has announced upcoming tour dates with Close Your Eyes and My Enemies and I this coming February and March. More shows are due to be added, and the currently announced details are as follows:

February 27th @ Rockstar Pro Arena- Dayton, Ohio
February 28th @ Broadway Joe's- Buffalo, New York
March 1st @ California Brewery- Rochester, New York
March 2nd @ Divebar- Providence, Rhode Island
March 3rd @ The Loft- Poughkeepsie, New York
March 4th @ The Morgan- Brooklyn, New York
March 5th @ Championship- Trenton, New Jersey
March 6th @ Inside-Out Venue- Troutville, Virginia
March 7th @ Club Relevant- Virginia Beach, Virginia
March 10th @ Tomcats West- Fort Worth, Texas
March 11th @ Walters- Houston, Texas
March 12th @ The White Rabbit- San Antonio, Texas
March 16th @ Q Bar- Darien, Illinois More...

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Iron Savior Posts Album Teaser

Hamburg-based power metallers Iron Savior today give a first teaser for upcoming album “Rise Of The Hero.”

Check out the clip for “Burning Heart” below and “Rise Of The Hero” will be released on February 28th (Europe) and March 18th (US) via AFM Records. The track listing for the album is:

1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Revenge of the Bride
4. From Far Beyond Time
5. Burning Heart
6. Thunder from the Mountains
7. Iron Warrior
8. Dragon King
9. Untitled Surprise Track
10. Firestorm
11. The Demon
12. Fistraiser
13. I've Been to Hell 2014 (Bonus Track on Limited Edition only) More...

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Evergrey Inks Deal With AFM Records

AFM Records proudly announces the signing of Swedish metal act Evergrey, which is led by front man Tom S. Englund. Currently Evergrey is working on a brand new studio album to be released later this year. The band issued the following statement:

"I am sitting here in what feels like the black heart of distorted guitars and heavy drums trying to sort what material to be chosen for the new Evergrey album that will be brought to you by our new record label AFM!

"While the music might be the most contemplated and dark pieces we have written -and while the sheer amount of music we have the pleasure to choose from is more than ever, we are super psyched and pleased to have chosen a label that believes in Evergrey!

"AFM are certain that we have a lot more to contribute to the world of music and we can promise you that they are right. On top of that it is about damn time that our fans get some new and fresh metal!

"While we at this moment are hindered to speak about the new members - this will be totally understandable when we announce it - they are known to some people and some might never have heard of them B U T we can tell you that they are as excited as the rest of us and have already brought in 50% of the material written so this album will be a 100% band effort! More...

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Caught In A Trap Streaming New Album

NY hardcore punk act Caught in a Trap releases sophomore full-length, "Goodnight New York," today via Dead City Records.

"I feel like this record is our love song to New York City," said vocalist Rich Fie. "But if you listen to love songs, they aren't always about joy and happiness; sometimes they are about loss and despair. It's a record that was a long time in the making. We definitely stretched out a little stylistically, but at the same time kept true to our NYC punk and NYHC roots."

To celebrate the release of "Goodnight New York," Caught in a Trap has teamed up with Punktastic.com to stream the record in its entirety. Give it a listen below. Caught in a Trap will also appear on Eastvillageradio.com's "Black N Blue Takeover" show tonight at 8 PM EST. More...

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Trollfest Announces New Album Release Date

Trollfest's latest album "Kaptein Kaos" is set in a fantasy world where an inventor goes on an expedition across time. According to a press release, the album has "given way to juicy rock grooves, rich melody lines, tango rhythms and more of the band's world music influence."

"Kaptein Kaos" will be released April 8th in North America via Napalm Records / Noise Art. The track listing is as follows:

1. Trolltramp
2. Kaptein Kaos
3. Vulkan
4. Ave Maria
5. Filzlaus Verkündiger
6. Die Grosse Echsen
7. Seduction suit no.21
8. Solskinnsmedisin
9. Troll Gegen Mann
10. Sagn Om Stein
11. Renkespill
12. Kinesisk Alkymi
13. Døden banker på More...

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Barren Womb Signs With Spartan Records

Seattle based indie label Spartan Records is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian hardcore band Barren Womb and the upcoming release of debut full-length album, "The Sun’s Not Yellow, It’s Chicken" on March 11th.

The record will be available digitally and on limited edition vinyl, which can be pre-ordered now at this location. In anticipation for the upcoming release, BrooklynVegan.com has premiered the first new track, “Kill Hicks,” today. Stream it now below.

"”Kill Hicks” was one of the last songs we finished up for the record, and it came together fast,” says guitarist/vocalist Tony Gonzahl. “We had this kind of bluegrass influenced riff kicking about for a little while, but hadn't really had the chance to do much with it. Then one day we started jamming and that riff came up. A couple of hours later we had the song pretty much done. Although there is a lot of beauty to humanity, I feel that right now the negative far outweighs the positive. This is not a holier-than-thou attitude, I most definitely see myself as part of the problem. Lyrically Kill Hicks deals with apathy and the bleak future ahead of us if we continue on this path.” More...

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Lord Volture To Play SOS Festival

Dutch power metallers Lord Volture are confirmed for the U.K. SOS Festival 2014, which takes place July 19th – 20th in Radcliffe. Other bands confirmed include Blaze Bayley, Absolva, Savage Messiah, Mommentum, and Exit State.

First established since 2008, this will be the 7th SOS Festival. You can also catch Lord Volture live on these dates:

30.01.2014 DK Albertslund – Forbrændingen
31.01.2014 DK Køge – Tapperiet
01.02.2014 DK Nyköbing Falster – Kulturfabrikken
01.03.2014 BE Herentals – ‘t Hof
04.04.2014 NL Barneveld – Stédsj w/ Blaze Bayley
18.04.2014 NL Stadskanaal – Very ‘Eavy Festival
26.04.2014 CZ Litvínov – Attic Rock Club
06.06.2014 NL Rotterdam – Baroeg Festival w/ Masterplan
08.06.2014 NL Liempde – Limuscene Live
13.06.2014 BE Geel – De Bogaard
20.06.2014 FR Arras – Blue Devils Bar
21.06.2014 FR Saint-Omer – Le Gibolin
19.07.2014 GB Radcliffe – SOS Festival More...

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Felix Martin Footage From NAMM Available

Gear Gods has posted live footage of 14-string shredder Felix Martin performing at the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA last week. Check it out via the two YouTube clips available below.

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Rotting Christ Added To Bloodstock Lineup

Bloodstock has added three headliners to the Sophie Lancaster stage: Rotting Christ, Sister Sin, and Satan.

A teaser trailer for the U.K. fest can be seen below, and this year's edition is set to take place on August 7th - 10th at Catton Park in Derbyshire. There are still many more bands to be announced, and the current lineup is as follows:

Ronnie James Dio stage
DOWN, EMPEROR, MEGADETH, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SAXON, LACUNA COIL, OBITUARY, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, CROWBAR, PRIMORDIAL, LACUNA COIL, PRONG, DECAPITATED, BIOHAZARD, REVAMP, ORPHANED LAND, ABORTED, EVIL SCARECROW

Sophie Lancaster Stage
ROTTING CHRIST, SISTER SIN, SATAN More...

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Running Death Working On New Album

The Bavarian thrash metal masterminds in Running Death are currently putting all their love, sweat, and tears into writing an upcoming album. The following press was issued about the coming full-length:

"The record is to be released late 2014 and Running Death will for sure gain a lot of prompt attention - from more than just fans of their genre. What we've seen so far makes us expect nothing less than a thrash metal sensation!

"The band was founded in 2004 and has from the beginning always been looking for quality, diversity and a completely unique style. Exploring their own ground is what keeps the musicians around founder, guitarist and singer Simon Bihlmayer awake at night.

"You're way more likely to hear stomping heavy metal riffs paired with unorthodox arranged razor sharp trash riffs ... than all the things you've already heard so often and really have grown weary of!

"Celebrating wide diversity and integrating an extraordinarily ambitious reinterpretation of 80s flair, the four metier maniacs invite you to a journey through their wonderfully catchy and powerful songs.

"All those factors combined create such an unique and ever exciting soundscape, that many kinds of metal and even rock heads will find their itch for genuinely good music scratched!"

You can also check out the band's previous EP "The Call Of Extinction" in the player below. More...

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Anthesis Releasing Split With Cavern

New Brunswick's Anthesis (Formerly The Daisy Anthesis) has announced the band will be releasing a split with new project Cavern (which also features both Scott Miller and Scott Lilly) on the east coast metal label Diminished Fifth Records.

"Working on this split album has been a very unique experience for myself and Scott Lilly," commented Scott Miller. "With the 2 of us playing in both bands on this split it's been a great way to get different ideas out. I see Anthesis and Cavern as 2 very different projects and it's interesting to see them side by side like this. I write the majority of the music for both bands and it's great seeing how a different drummer can have such a unique input on the music. These songs would have turned out totally different if we swapped drummers. We treat both bands equally. Neither is the main or side project." More...

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Behemoth Posts New Track Online

Behemoth has posted a brand new track from forthcoming album, "The Satanist." The track is entitled "Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer" and is accompanied by a lyric video that includes artwork and text from inside the digipak booklet.

"Ora Pro Nobis," which is Latin for "pray for us," features lyrics penned by Nergal, along with Krzysztof Azarewicz. Check it out below.

"The Satanist" is due out February 7th in Europe and February 4th in North America, and it was named our most anticipated album of 2014.

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Cynic Posts "True Hallucination Speak" Lyric Clip

Cynic is streaming new track "True Hallucination Speak," which is available below courtesy of Loudwire.com.

The song comes off new album "Kindly Bent to Free Us," scheduled for a North American release date on February 18th, 2014 (February 14th worldwide). You can also hear the album's title track over at this location.

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Scythia Streaming New Song

Canadian medieval-themed power metal band Scythia is streaming the new track "Reflections," cut from the band’s upcoming album "…Of Conquest," which hits stores on February 25th. Give it a listen below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

“This track is a 'one-of-a-kind track' on the record,” states guitarist and lead vocalist David Khan. “‘Reflections’ pays tribute to the progressive styles of the early 80’s, with a good dose of powerful modern riffs. Actually, come to think of it... this song has a lot of gems and they are all rolled into a track that clocks in at less than 5 minutes.”

You can also check out the lyric video for "Army of the Bear" at this location, or catch the band live:

Apr 3: Golden, BC - Rockwater Grill
Apr 4: Vancouver, BC - Funky Winkerbeans w/ Iron Kingdom, 88 Mile Trip, Alchemy Chamber
Apr 7: Seattle, WA - Two Bit Saloon w/ Skelator, Fallen Angels
Apr 8: Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge w/ Gorgon Stare, Terraclipse
Apr 18: Edmonton, AB - TBD
Apr 19: Calgary, AB - Lord Nelson's Pub w/ Viathyn, Enemyus, Skymir More...

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Profezia Posts New Music Video

Italian black metal cult Profezia has premiered a brand new video for "Sacra Tempesta," which is available below.

Directed by N. Vathron of new Moribund signees Wormreich, "Sacra Tempesta" hails from Profezia's forthcoming new album, "Oracolo Suicida," set for release on March 4th via Moribund Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Oracolo Suicida
2. Sacra Tempesta
3. Senza IL Giorno
4. Futuro Rivelato
5. Il Gioco del Parassita
6. Nato Morto More...

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Archspire To Release New Album

Technical death metal force Archspire has announced details on the band's forthcoming Season of Mist debut. The new album is titled "The Lucid Collective" and will be released on April 29th in North America (April 25 worldwide).

"The Lucid Collective" was recorded at Rain City Recorders, in Vancouver, B.C. and was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Stuart McKillop (Baptists, Bison B.C.) with additional engineering by Curtis Buckoll and Mark Mckitrick. The band documented its stay at the studio, and the footage can be found below,

Archspire also recently announced an April string of dates in Western Canada. The tour, which starts on April 10 in Edmonton, sees the band play alongside Katakslym and Aborted. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found after the jump. More...

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Corsair Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Tour

US-based prog rock/metal outfit Corsair has launched a campaign with Kickstarter.com to help fund the band's upcoming European tour. In exchange for your support, the band is offering a wide selection of music, merch, personalized messages & photos, music lessons, personal performances and more.

The purposed tour itinerary would have the band trekking across the European countryside from February 20th - March 16th. Details and a complete rundown of expenses and perks can be found at this location. More...

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New WITTR Album To Contain No Drums Or Vocals

Following the November release of the "BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini" two-track live 12" via Southern Lord, new recordings from Wolves In The Throne Room have been confirmed for a 2014 release.

Following several months of anticipation, the Cascadian black metal clan comprised of brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver now humbly unveil their impending full-length release, "Celestite." The following press release was issued about the coming album:

"Taking a different approach than their previous LPs, 'Celestite' is a completely newly envisioned, parallel-universe version of Celestial Lineage, the beautifully blackened fourth studio full-length epic Wolves In The Throne Room released via Southern Lord in 2011. Celestite arises with a whole new, ethereal approach. There are no drums and no vocals. Rather, deep, heavy crystalline synthesizer journeying, Eno-inspired analog processing and arcane acoustic instrumentation expand upon dimensions folded within the universe of Celestial Lineage." More...

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Ektomorf Debuts New Music Video

Hungary's Ektomorf have released an official music video for "Numb And Sick," the sixth track off the band's upcoming studio album "Retribution." The song features a guest vocal appearance by Ektomorf's recent tourmate Cristian Machado of Ill Niño.

You can view the artwork and track listing for "Retribution" here. The album will be released in Europe on Friday, January 31st and in North America on Tuesday, March 4th.

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Spewtilator Streaming EP Title Track

Boris Records has set February 14th as the date on which "Goathrower," from death thrashers Spewtilator, will be released. Cover art on the five-song "Goathower" EP is courtesy of Hand of Beaver.

Check out this exclusive stream of the EP's title track, courtesy of the bad mofos at GunShyAssassin.com, at this location. More...

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Mars Red Sky Signs With Listenable

Listenable Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Mars Red Sky:

"Considered as one of the greats of the European stoner rock scene, France based Mars Red Sky has gained international recognition thanks to a unique sound imprint based on thick infectious grooves and melodic aerial guitar riffs.

"This is truly a one of a kind experience, Somewhere between doom metal and 70’s psyche pop, the Mars Red Sound intrigues to begin with, it irremediably attracts the masses to celebrate this cosmic ritual of solar burning fuzz and reverberated atmospheres.

"Having shared stages with Kyuss Lives!!, Dinosaur Jr , Sleep playing major tests like Eurockéennes de Belfort, Burning World Records/Roadburn Records, TheDesertFest, DesertFest Berlin, SXSW, Mars Red Sky is releasing a new 7" EP in March and their new album in April 2014." More...

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Exhumation Releases Debut Album On Label

Indonesian death horde Exhumation has given worldwide release to its full-length debut, "Hymn to your God," through Dunkleheit Produktionen. Album track "The Apotheosis" is streaming below.

Exhumation hails from far across the sea, from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, manifesting and forming in the summer of 2008 with Gaps, Gre and Unan creating this band as the founding fathers. Punto joined in 2010 on vocals, with Agung joining on drums in 2011.

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Black Label Society To Headline Golden Gods Tour

eOne Music has issued the following announcement:

"BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has been announced as this year's headliner for the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS TOUR, presented by EPIPHONE. The tour will kick off the second week of April and finish up in early June. Supporting acts are set to be announced soon.

"The band, led by guitar icon Zakk Wylde, recently announced the release of 'Catacombs Of The Black Vatican,' their highly anticipated new LP due out April 8th, 2014. In addition to the album art and track listing, BLS released their first all-new single titled, 'My Dying Time.'

"'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' is the first all-new LP from BLS since 'Order Of The Black' was released in 2009, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart." More...

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WolveXhys Comments On Lineup Changes

WolveXhys has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with two members:

"Over the past few weeks we have spoken about the departure of Shane (bass) and Rav (guitar) from the band due to various circumstances, Shane and Rav have been with us through thick and thin and have each decided to take the time to write in their own words the reasons behind their leaving."

Shane states: “So recently my commitments have shifted and I’ve had opportunities come my way based overseas which I cannot turn down and hence my commitment to the band is suffering so before this becomes a problem for the lads I’ve decided to step down from Wolvexhys, I’ve made some friends through this band that I’ll be in contact with for some time and me and the lads are on the same terms as if I was in the band. The future for Wolvexhys is looking bright and I wish the lads the best of luck!”

Rav adds: “I'm no longer in wolvexhys. Mainly because of musical differences. With the changes undergoing in Wolvexhys music wise I just don't see myself being a part of it. However in the next few weeks I am setting up a solo project in which I hope to be working with various different vocalists so yeah, keep an eye out. Peace”

The band also comments: "With this now being the case we feel it is necessary to announce also that we are NOT splitting up, we ARE finishing our new E.P and we are STILL going to be shooting a new music video however we have chosen to now remain as a four piece and so we will be introducing our brand new bassist when we release our brand new music video (Filmed by Ollie Norton/Mutiny Press) of a brand new track off our brand fucking new E.P of with artwork designed by Dan Wagner from D-Dub Designs, California (Veil of Maya, Bermuda, Structures, Volumes etc.).

"The future of this band is as Shane mentioned; 'bright,' but in order to do this and maintain we are going to be evolving from what you know of WolveXhys. Our debut album we released back in November 2013 'Servants of Penance and Purification' (available via Bandcamp and all major online digital distributers) included all of the aspects we wanted from our musical influences but very little influence from ourselves and mainly centered around the basis of 'Deathcore' as it’s played and known today. More...

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Kara Darahu Posts Video Teaser

The Finland based symphonic extreme metal band Kara Darahu has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming debut album "From The Depths Of Neverwell." Check it out below. The band also comments:

"Brace the void! Kara Darahu will bring you nightmare visions of truly epic proportions. The first full length release is crafted from dreamscapes and horrors from beyond this world. Epic, majestic and extreme metal that combines symphonic orchestrations and gravity defying metal onslaught into a devastating dramatic play of insanity. Do you dare to dream again?

"The video was filmed and produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was directed by Victoria Pelejero. Camila Rodriguez, the 12 year old actress who is having nightmares in the video, is known before as a Phantom Girl in the awarded short film 'La Chica Más Rara Del Mundo - The Weirdest Girl In The World.'"

The video's director also comments on the filming:

"It all started as lets make a 1 minute promo video for the upcoming album but then, instead of some motion graphics about the logo, we came up with the idea of filming this little simple story which works more like a trailer, combining some clichès of 80s movies (catholic girl, bloody toys, shadows and nightmares). What we didnt know is that a nightmare it would be. 'Don´t put fake blood on Jesus!' mama used to say, and damn she was right.

"From the second we throw blood on the cross the problems started. Lights went off twice during filming, a light was burnt then, strange noises all around, and 3 computer disks burnt while editing (One in the name of the father, other in the name of the son, and the last for the holy spirit). We all had nightmares in the process... those really obvious Freddy-like nightmares... that we were ashamed to tell. At the end, it was like 'thank god this Finn craziness is over' and yet... we would do it again, just for the love of blood."

Adds Kara Darahu composer Samuli Tuomas Mäkelä: "We are happy and excited about everything what's going on at the moment. As a Finnish band our first video was filmed and produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Huge thanks for Victoria Pelejero, and everyone who was involved in this and made the film possible." More...

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Fallen Fate Posts Lyric Video

North East England based four piece Fallen Fate has released an official lyric video for the track "Blackened Within," taken from the band's second album "Into the Black," which is due for release this January 30th.

"Into the Black" is a ten track epic covering the concept of Vespa, a demon possessed girl. Vocalist Lee Skinner comments:

"The concept of 'Into The Black' plays a big part in how the album sounds and how it is visually portrayed through the artwork... It contributed to the evolving sound of the band as we introduced more keyboards and experimental sounds into the mix, giving it a different dark feel and sound."

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Rise (Intro)
2. Blackened Within
3. Until The Final Hour
4. Into The Black
5. Possession
6. I Welcome The Dead
7. Rituals
8. Last Rites
9. The Demise (Intro)
10. Vespa More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day One

It seemed like one year had passed in a blink of an eye. No sooner had I experienced my first 70,000 Tons of Metal, which included a birthday that saw Helloween, Rage (w/Lingua Mortis Orchestra) and Metal Church play, than I was plotting my next adventure on the high seas. The floating festival is not only the most unique and phenomenal metal sojourns in the world, its boasts a diverse genre spanning 40+ bands. Though the 2013 installment represented an array of bands more geared towards my personal favorite tastes, a “Barge to Hell” like fog is built up around this year with Carcass, Obituary, Massacre, Death: DTA Tours, Satyricon, Terrorizer among a few which has swung the pendulum towards a harsher environment. For the traditional and power styles there is return act and “athletic rock” legends Raven, German euro power and proclaimed “happy metal” act Freedom Call, German symphonic metallers Xandria, Israeli symphonic ambassadors of peace Orphaned Land and the 700 piece traveling city Haggard, which single handedly make this 71,000 Tons of Metal. More...

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Edguy Announces New Album Details

German metallers Edguy have released the following statement on their website:

"On April 18th Edguy will release their tenth studio album 'SPACE POLICE - Defenders Of The Crown.' Last weekend some journalists had the chance to listen to the album for the first time and the press reaction was amazing. There are several good reasons to believe that this album is going to be one of the strongest and heaviest Edguy albums of all time. More details are going to be revealed soon."

The band have largely kept quiet about their studio activities, stating briefly earlier this month:

"We didn't waste any time with updates or distractions. There is no doubt that this album is going to be the album we'll be measured against in the future. And it makes us proud to say that as a band that has been existing for over 22 years now, fully aware that the best is yet to come."

"Space Police" will be Edguy's first studio album since 2011's "Age Of The Joker."

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