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Metal News for January 31, 2013

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29 news articles posted on this day.

Diaz Pilnik Meridian Streaming New Track

Vastator's vocalist Rob 'Senor' Diaz has revealed the new track "Midnight Train" from his new collaborative band Diaz Pilnik Meridian. Diaz started this namesake band with guitarist Richard Pilnik (ex Entrance, Australis), bassist Jaime Ahumada (Cygnus) and drummer Eduardo Lascar (ex Panzer - Bismarck), all from the Chilean scene. The four track EP will be titled "Meridian" and released in March on Digmetalworld, three of the tracks already titled. Commented Sr. Diaz:

"(The) project will be more thrash than all my work previously done with Vastator in the past, and all the art work will be done by Chaotic Kismit in USA. We are thinking on having the full length album ready by the end of the second half of 2013". Stream the new track "Midnight Train" from the upcoming "Meridian" EP below. Get more updates on Diaz Pilnik Meridian over at Facebook.

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Sannhet Streaming New Song

Sannhet and Sacrament Music today post another brand new mantra from the instrumental post-metal trio’s pending debut album, "Known Flood." Experience the slow-building tension of “Still Breathing” via Cvlt Nation now. The following press release was issued about the track:

"Clocking in just under eight minutes long, 'Still Breathing' -- the expansive next-to-last track on 'Known Flood' and the longest song on Sannhet’s maiden LP -- surges with the band’s mesh of static-filled textures and organic/natural ebb-and-flow the band so expertly executes.

"A video for the album’s opening track 'Absecon Isle' was released by Brooklyn Vegan followed by a premiere of the track 'Moral' via Pitchfork.

"A record release gala for Known Flood will take place February 22nd at Sacrament Music headquarters, Saint Vitus Bar. In addition to Sannhet, the lineup features Theologian and brethren Cleanteeth, in addition to headliners Deafhaven for an exclusive East Coast show. More...

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The Brutal Deceiver Releases New Music Video

French hardcore/death metal outfit The Brutal Deceiver has released a music video for "We Are Legion." Check out the video clip in the player below.

Directed by ThibauIt Chaumont, the track appears on debut full-length album "Go Die. One By One," which is available for pre-order from Useless Pride Records and due out this spring. The band (which features two members of post-metal act As We Draw) recorded the ten tracks last summer with drummer Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle. The track listing is as follows:

1. Go Die
2. Ghosts' Whispers
3. Disclosed Deception
4. I Am (my own) Apocalypse
5. Dismember Me
6. IIIII I
7. Loneliness
8. We Are Legion
9. JSTFU
10. Legacy More...

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Ancient VVisdom Streaming Full New Album

Austin, Texas-based acoustic occult rockers Ancient VVisdom's sophomore full-length "Deathlike" (due out February 5th in the U.S.) is now streaming in full on Terrorizer.com. Check out the album right here.

You can pre-order your copy of the album on either CD or 12" LP along with an exclusive t-shirt via the Prosthetic webstore here.

"Deathlike," the follow-up to the band's 2011 debut “A Godlike Inferno,” was once again mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz, along with partner and Enormous Door founder Jack Control, whilst being recorded at Diamond Factory Studios (Mammoth Grinder, Phobia) in Austin. The cover art by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia) is available below.

Ancient VVisdom is embarked on a national tour supporting Enslaved along with Pallbearer and Royal Thunder. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Einherjer Cancels SXSW 2013 Appearance

Norway's Einherjer has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming U.S. appearances:

"To our American fans: we are deeply sorry to inform you that due to extremely unreliable business partners and circumstances beyond our control, Einherjer will have to cancel our planned show at Heathen Crusade.

"Unfortunately, this will also affect our planned appearance at SXSW in Texas. Alas, it will be cancelled as well. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. We will come back stronger!"

For more info on upcoming live activities from the Einherjer, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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One Machine Finishing New Album

The brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (Nevermore, Forbidden, Dragonlord, Vicious Rumors), One Machine, is alive and kicking. One Machine boasts classic and modern influences, featuring a collection of international members carefully selected by Smyth: Mikkel Sandager (Mercenary) on vocals, Jamie Hunt (Biomechanical) sharing guitar duties, rounded out by a powerhouse rhythm section with Tomas “O’Beast” Koefoed (Mnemic) on bass guitar and Raphael Saini (Chaoswave) on drums.

One Machine just finished the recording process on a debut album, which is currently in the mixing stages. The band has already been offered European festival dates and expects to make a live debut this summer. Fans can check out a clip of the track "One Machine" right now through the player below.

Smyth had often given thought to leading his own band throughout his distinguished career as a member of bands including Testament, Nevermore, and Forbidden, amongst others. Smyth had written a number of songs, but the challenge of finding the right members to bring them to life remained.

He found a more than capable shredding second guitarist in Jamie Hunt, and the two began collaborating on the material Smyth had. “Jamie’s playing complements mine extremely well, and we hit it off perfectly when we got together to work on the songs,” says Smyth. More...

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New Sacred Steel Track Streaming

As anticipation builds for the release of "The Bloodshed Summoning," the latest from German heavy metal brigade Sacred Steel, Cruz Del Sur Music is offering fans a free download of the album track "Storm of Fire 1916." To grab your free download of the track, visit this location. "The Bloodshed Summoning" comes out on February 16th via Cruz Del Sur Music. The record will be offered as a compact disc with three bonus tracks (including one Misfits cover), as well as on limited edition vinyl and digital formats.

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4ARM Confirmed As Opening Act On Testament Tour

Australia's 4ARM has been confirmed as the opening act for "The Dark Roots Of Thrash" tour with Testament, Overkill, and Flotsam And Jetsam, which kicks off tonight at the House Of Blues in Anaheim.

The first four dates will not feature Flotsam And Jetsam on the bill, since the band is busy with the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. 4ARM is touring in support of its recent album, "Submission for Liberty," which spawned an official video for the title track. Watch that video after the tour dates.

01/31 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/01 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/02 Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/04 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/05 Austin, TX – Emo’s
02/06 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
02/07 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
02/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/10 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02/12 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/13 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
02/14 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
02/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
02/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/17 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
02/18 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/20 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
02/21 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
02/22 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/23 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
02/25 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
02/26 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
02/27 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
02/28 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades More...

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Legion Of The Damned Discusses Upcoming Album

Legion of the Damned, which recently signed to Napalm Records, will record next full-length album "Ravenous Plague" with producer Andy Classen at the Stage One Studio.

Andy Classen previously produced Legion of the Damned's albums "Malevolent Rapture," "Sons of the Jackal," "Feel the Blade," and "Cult of the Dead." Only the last recorded album "Descent into Chaos" was produced by Peter Tägtgren in Sweden at the Abyss studio. Vocalist Maurice Swinkels explains:

"Peter was a super experience to us and it was a hell of a great time, for me it was a personal thing, I was curious to hear the result with a different producer other than Andy Classen, but the beating heart of Legion of the damned lies in Bühne, the home town of Stage One Studio in Germany."

The band has been composing new songs for more than a year now and will enter the studio in March, 2013. "Many of the successful albums of Legion of the damned were produced by Andy Classen and therefore we build such a strong team with him," drummer Erik Fleuren continues. "He can truly push us to our limits, and that's what we need." More...

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The Devastated Calls It Quits

California's The Devastated, which released the "Devil's Messenger" album last year, has checked in with the following announcement about deciding to call it quits:

"To all The Devastated friends and fans,

"We write to you today to inform you that the band has indeed come to an end. Although The Devastated was short lived, the journey was without a doubt memorable!

"A huge thank you all of our families, friends, everyone at century media, our management & booking, all the bands we've toured with, but most of all, thank you to every single person that cared about The Devastated in some way shape or form.... it truly means the world to us!"

Check out the band's music video for "Roof Top Panty Drop" below, or hear more from The Devastated over at Facebook here. More...

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Tristania Posts New Album Trailer

Tristania has released a musical teaser from the band's upcoming album, which is due for a May 2013 release. Check out the clip below. Tristania entered the studio earlier this month to record the new release. This new album will follow the band's 2010 release "Rubicon."

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Evile Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

Evile is due to enter the studio this weekend to begin recording an as-yet untitled new album. The band will once again be working with producer Russ Russell at Parlour Studios in Kettering for what will be the band's fourth full-length album. Evile drummer Ben Carter comments:

"Evile are pleased to announce we'll be back in the studio this weekend to begin recording our fourth album! We're also extremely looking forward to be working with producer extraordinaire Russ Russell again, at Parlour Studios in Kettering.

"The album will be guaranteed to thrash your balls off, make some ears bleed, and some fucking heads bang! We can't wait to unleash some new material upon you all, and look forward to giving you some new tracks to wreak havok when we embark on the Kreator UK and Ireland shows in April! SEE YOU IN THE PIT!!!"

Evile has also just been confirmed for two festivals this summer - Belgium's SkullFest in June and the UK's Scarfest in August, where Evile will be headlining the Ashdown Stage. Evile bassist Joel Graham comments:

"We are really excited about being announced for Skullfest!! Belgium is always great for Evile, and we can't wait to head over for this festival. The Skullfest bar is also host to some awesome Belgian beers. See ya there!" More...

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Adrenaline Mob Announces Tour, Covers EP

In support of the "Omerta" album and debut single, "Come Undone," Adrenaline Mob will be commencing a U.S. tour on March 12th. Adrenaline Mob features Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp).

Additionally on that day, the band will be releasing "Coverta," an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the band’s favorite songs. Long time fans of Mike Portnoy are aware of the multiple cover CDs he has released with Dream Theater and Neal Morse - "Coverta" is the first CD of covers recorded by Adrenaline Mob. The track listing is:

1, High Wire - Badlands
2. Stand Up and Shout - Dio
3. Break on Through - The Doors
4. Romeo Delight - Van Halen
5. Barracuda - Heart
6. Kill the King - Rainbow
7. The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin
8. The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath More...

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Aborted Posts Drum Cam Footage

Aborted has posted drum cam footage of the song "The Holocaust Incarnate" online, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"Want to know what it's like being on stage being Ken Bedene playing drums for Aborted? Here you go! Enjoy, taken from the 'Back to the Black' tour with Vader, January 2013. Check out the band here. Ken officially uses Axis pedals, Pearl Drums and Silverfox Sticks."

You can also check out Aborted's latest lyric video for the song "Vermicular, Obscene, Obese" at this location.

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Eden's Curse Issues Recording Update

Multinational melodic metal act Eden's Curse is currently in the studio working on an as-yet-untitled fourth album, which is scheduled for worldwide release via AFM Records in late Summer 2013.

English drummer Pete Newdeck entered the studio in mid January and has now completed recordings on all fourteen tracks at Higher Studios in Tewkesbury. German virtuoso guitarist Thorsten Koehne began guitar recordings this weekend at COP Studio in Bielefeld, Germany.

Among the fourteen songs selected for recording are "Evil & Divine," "Break The Silence," "Unbreakable," "Great Unknown," and "Devil In Disguise."

Mixing duties will once be performed by the bands long time engineer, Pink Cream 69 and Unisonic bassist, Dennis Ward, whilst German graphic designer Thomas Ewerhard (Edguy, Avantasia, Jorn) completes the same winning team who worked on the bands previous album, 2011's "Trinity."

The fourth album will be the first to feature the band's new vocalist, who at this point has yet to be named. “The plan was never to rush this appointment,” states bassist Paul Logue, who further adds “Our aim is to find the best possible voice and personality for Eden's Curse. Getting to know these guys is a fun but slow process and we are extremely excited about the quality on show."

Check out the first studio video report at this location.

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Spider Rockets Announces New Bassist

Spider Rockets has officially announced a new addition to the close-knit arachnoid family. Greg Manning has filled a permanent position with the group as bassist and back-up vocalist.

"Greg has been a long time friend of ours and was always a big fan of the band. He's also a seasoned vocalist, so he's able to blend nicely with my voice in harmonies, or pull off grittier leads like the male vocal parts in tracks like 'Gasoline.' And his hair speaks for itself," states lead singer, Helena Cos.

Spider Rockets will show off the new goods when the group debuts Greg (The Mane) Manning supporting Trapt at Monirae's in Pennellville, PA on Friday, February 8th at 8:00 pm. The band supports Trapt again February 10th in Clifton Park, New York, while breaking away Saturday, February 9th for a performance at Downtown Quarterback in Endicott, NY.

The latest Spider Rockets release, "Bitten," was named "Top 10 Hard Rock Album of 2012" by Metal Odyssey. For more details and show information, head over to the band's official website.

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Mumakil Finishes Recording New Album

Switzerland’s maniacal grindcore death outfit Mumakil has completed the recording for a new LP, now bearing the confirmed title "Flies Will Starve," and set for release later in the year via Relapse Records. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Self-recorded at Terrier 5 Studio in Geneva, the Mumakil faction’s first album in four years will devastate grinders worldwide with twenty-four brand new tracks of wicked, precision grindcore with even more death metal persuasion than their previous full-length, Behold The Failure. Fans of Birdflesh, Misery Index, Antigama, Kill The Client and the like, get ready!"

Stated the band, upon entering the studio in September: “This will be our best album in terms of production, riff quality, variation and songwriting. It is going to be a great mix between everything we love in grindcore and death-metal with subjects like war, anger, pain, personal experiences and deceptions, and an overall theme about mankind's permanent will to destroy itself.”

Following an arsenal of releases since the band’s 2004 foundation, "Flies Will Starve" will be Mumakil’s third full-length and second for Relapse, not including a split with Inhume on the label’s cult Slimewave 7” series. The album’s street date and other new info will be made available in the coming weeks, including tours of Europe, Canada, and beyond in support of the album.

In the meantime, Europe is already doomed for a blastbeating this March, as Mumakil will rampage across the continent alongside Swedish grind allies Afgrund for over three weeks. Dates are as follows: More...

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Psychothermia Streaming New Single

With less than two weeks remaining until the release of debut album "Fall to the Sun," Psychothermia is giving the public the chance to check out a new single from the upcoming album.

The San Diego based metallers have teamed up with Noisecreep for an exclusive world premiere of the track "Slash & Burn." Get a first listen to the song right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"No strangers to persistence and long hours in the studio, the guys in Psychothermia know what it means to take matters into their own hands. Fall To The Rising Sun was self-produced and recorded in the band's home studio (Control Volume Studios) as well as engineered by the band members themselves. With the exception of 'Anarchy', which was mixed by the notorious Fred Archambault (producer/engineer, Avenged Sevenfold), all the songs were mixed by guitarist Jon Russo. 'I'd wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again... all while working around my jobs,' says Jon. One cannot question their dedication.

"Prior to April, 2012, all four members performed together in a previous group (Canobliss). Together in this group they achieved such accolades as three nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opening performances for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, Biohazard, & more; as well as song placements on nearly 10 extreme sports and motorsports DVDs. They have already toured across much of the United States; with a fresh project and new album 'Fall To The Rising Sun' in their hands, Psychothermia is ready to catch the wind. The fire is real..." More...

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Ade Reveals New Album Details

Blast Head Records is proud to announce the signing of Ancient Roman death metal band Ade for the spring release of sophomore album "Spartacus," which features extreme metal drummer George Kollias and will be the follow-up to the 2009 debut "Prooemivm Sangvine."

Paul Shaw, owner of Blast Head Records, comments: “When I first listened to ‘Spartacus’ I was instantly intrigued by the amazing song structures, production and most importantly the musicianship of ADE! From start to finish ‘Spartacus’ grips you with musical hooks and their use of traditional Roman instruments allows you hear something new with every listen. The album is very powerful, memorable and in all honesty is a major contender for album of the year! I am beyond proud to have ADE on Blast Head Records to showcase their talents to the world!"

This single "Duelling The Shadow of Spartacus" is now streaming below. The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Sister Sin Comments On Tour Dates With Doro

The year and a half wait is finally over - Sweden's Sister Sin has made its way back to North America.

Beginning tomorrow, February 1st in Tampa, Florida the band will tour alongside Doro to blaze through nineteen cities before beginning a series of headlining dates on February 24th in Las Vegas.

Ready to electrify audiences with energetic and powerful stage performance, watch as vocalist Liv Jagrell talks about touring with her idol, Doro, in the clip available below. More...

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Today Is The Day Adds More Live Shows

Today Is The Day has confirmed the expansion of the band's rigorous North American tour, today announcing a torrent of additional cities to fall under audio siege this Spring.

With additional shows booked in many new U.S. cities and a surge of newly-confirmed dates throughout Canada, Today Is The Day also announces additional support from hardcore henchmen Ringworm, and math/sludge metal practitioners Keelhaul on several dates.

This comes following the previous announcement confirming support from KEN Mode and Fight Amp on the entire tour, as well as regional support from Black Tusk and others, with the voyage to include performances at this year’s ToneDeaf Touring SXSW showcase alongside Orange Goblin, Mondo Generator, and more.

Stated TITD founder/frontman Steve Austin on the pending battery: “Our 2013 Spring Tour is coming up and I can't wait to hit the road and destroy with Black Tusk, Ken Mode, and Fight Amp. All the bands on this tour, kick ass and this is gonna be a super heavy audio ear blast for sure. Traveling across America and Canada with some of our favorite bands and stickin' it to the man every single day is the plan. Hope to see you all there! Rage, let go, and never give in!” More...

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In-Graved Unveils New Album Artwork

In-Graved, the new band led by former Pentagram and Place of Skulls guitarist Victor Griffin, will release a self-titled debut album in Europe and the U.K. on Friday, March 22nd via Finnish label Svart Records. The release will be handled in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 26th via Veritas Records.

The debut self-tilted album was produced by Travis Wyrick (Place of Skulls) and founding guitarist/vocalist Victor Griffin (Death Row, Pentagram, Place of Skulls). The album was recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee and engineered by Travis Wyrick & Mike Dearing (Place of Skulls) with cover art by Richard Schouten (Place of Skulls, Massacre).

Original drummer of doom-metal legends Trouble, Jeff "Oly" Olson, will play the Hammond organ on the forthcoming debut album and will also feature drummer Pete Campbell (60 Watt Shaman, Place of Skulls), bassists Guy Pinhas (The Obsessed, Acid King, Goatsnake), Ron Holzner (Trouble, Earthen Grave, Debris Inc), Greg Turley (Pentagram), Marty Swaney (Death Row, Pentagram), and Dan Lively (Sweet Cicada), as well as keyboardist Mike Puleo (Orodruin).

In-Graved will perform at the Roadburn festival on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 in Tilburg, Holland. More tour dates will be announced soon. The touring lineup is as follows:

Victor Griffin - Guitar/Vocals (Death Row, Pentagram, Place of Skulls)
Pete Campbell - Drums (60 Watt Shaman, Place of Skulls)
Guy Pinhas - Bass (The Obsessed, Acid King, Goatsnake)
Jeff "Oly" Olson (Trouble, Retro Grave) More...

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Hypocrisy Posts European Tour Trailer

Swedish death metal monsters Hypcorisy have just confirmed more tour dates for 2013. The official release shows of the new album “End Of Disclosure” are going to take place on March 22nd in Stockholm/Klubben and March 23rd in Göteborg/Brew House. A full list of upcoming shows can be found after the jump.

The band has also posted a tour trailer of the upcoming European tour, available below. The new album "End Of Disclosure" will be released March 22nd, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. Check out the title track at this location. More...

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Seeker Posts "Alone" Teaser

Dallas heavy metal act Seeker has posted a video teaser for its upcoming single "Alone" (featuring Corey Bennet of Bermuda). Check out the clip below.

"Alone" will premiere online in the coming weeks, followed by a string of February U.S. tour-dates with headliner, Corelia, and I, Omega. Dates are available at this location.

"We're always excited to be on the road, and the fact that both bands are full of such outstanding musicians makes this tour even better," said vocalist Bryce Lucien. "We've been working extremely hard to step up the insanity of our live show and we will be playing quite a bit of new material on this run, so we're definitely ready to get back out in front of our old fans and hopefully make some new ones. Be on the lookout for a new song premiere in the coming weeks. See you on the road." More...

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Absu Embarking On North American Tour

Absu today announces details on an upcoming tour, titled the "North American Connexus Conjuration." The 26-city tour will see the band perform two full sets with music spanning its entire 20-year recording career.

This is the first full tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since the release of "Abzu" (reviewed here), the second of a planned trilogy of recordings. Vocalist/drummer Proscriptor shares:

“Since the release of our latest recording, Abzu, the response has been extremely vehement and now is the perfect moment to commemorate the album’s essence throughout North America. We purposely waited until the timing was ideal to embark on this journey, as we shall contaminate the communities with our craft of Mythological Occult Metal. We’re attempting to divide the concerts into two sections: the first act will showcase songs spanning from our entire discography, as the second act will focus on Phase Two from the album Tara: The Cythrául Klan’s Scrutiny. For the past couple of years, many of ABSU’s followers have requested specified songs from this chapter of Tara, so it is our aspiration to give the people what they want.” More...

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Within The Ruins Shooting Two Music Videos

Massachusetts act Within the Ruins will be shooting two music videos for new tracks "Feeding Frenzy" and "New Holy War" this weekend to support a new record coming out next month. The band has tapped director Kevin J. Custer to take the helm. Guitarist Joe Cocchi adds his own comments:

"These two songs are the best representation of the new album as a whole. We chose a very melodic/groove oriented song (Feeding Frenzy) which is something this album has a lot more of. The other (New Holy War) displays our more familiar fast paced and to-the-point sound and lyrically focusing on religion.

"With Kevin's help we've come up with two pretty kick ass ideas. Two back to back days of shooting will require tremendous amounts of alcohol, so we are looking for a beer sponsor as well. Just kidding, but not really."

"Elite" will be released on February 26th, 2013 via eOne / Good Fight Music. The track listing is as follows:

1. Terminal
2. Solace
3. Feeding Frenzy
4. New Holy War
5. The Charm
6. Ataxia II
7. Elite
8. I, Blashpheme
9. Absolute Hell
10. Weightless
11. Dreamland

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Batillus Announces "Concrete Sustain" Album

Brooklyn, New York doom conjurors Batillus today confirm March 19th, 2013 as the official North American release date for a forthcoming new full-length.

Titled "Concrete Sustain," the follow-up to 2011’s "Furnace" (reviewed here), was recorded and mixed by Sanford Parker at Sound Generation in Manhattan and Hypercube in Chicago, and mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room. The following press release was issued about the album:

"With songs that range from relentless mid-tempo churns to subterranean crawls, Batillus cohere the extremes of heavy music into a surge of massive riffing, rolling over and descending on the listener with the force and intensity of a sudden storm. Concrete Sustain delivers six unforgettable tracks of chilling industrial doom."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Concrete
2. Cast
3. Beset
4. Mirrors
5. Rust
6. Thorns More...

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Heaven Shall Burn Reveals New Album Release

Heaven Shall Burn, which hilariously lit up the Twitterverse a few years back when conservative Christians discovered the band existed, has just finished recording upcoming album "Veto." The album is scheduled to be released on the following dates:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Norway: April 19th, 2013
Rest of Europe: April 22nd, 2013
Australia / New Zealand / Finland: April 26th, 2013
USA/Canada: April 30th, 2013

Maik Weichert (guitar) comments on the album: "We cannot wait to play the album to people! It turned out very diverse, it's melodic, emotional and brutal at the same time. Several guests visited us in the studio for additional performances, so you can look forward to some interesting twists!"

Due to a recent event, Maik would like to share a first song title: "Just while finalizing the very last bits and pieces for 'VETO' we received the sad news that Walter Schilling passed away in Saalfeld on January 29th. Walter Schilling was a Protestant pastor and civil rights activist in the GDR (former East Germany). We have a new song called 'Antagonized' that is about him, his life and his work in Thuringia.

"It might seem odd that a band called Heaven Shall Burn is dedicating a song to a man of the church. Still, Schilling was never into clerical dogmas. Instead he encouraged and helped teenagers to pursue new and alternative cultural ideas under the protective shield of his church and youth centre in Braunsdorf near Saalfeld. Without Walter Schilling a huge part of the youth culture and music in Thuringia wouldn't have happened - this probably goes for the GDR in general. No matter if you liked Blues, played Punk or Metal, every single person was welcome in Braunsdorf, Saalfeld, Rudolstadt or Jena. Schilling helped establishing what enabled HSB to play music, because most of the clubs and musicians that supported us in our very early days were directly or indirectly involved with Schilling's work. You will not find many theologians of Walter's kind." More...

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October Tide Streaming New Song

Swedish melodeath/doom band October Tide recently revealed the cover art and tracklisting of its upcoming fourth album "Tunnel of No Light," which will see the light of day in early 2013. An upload of the first track from the album, "Of Wounds to Come," has been streaming and is posted below. October Tide has also announced appearances at this year's Depressive Fest in Moscow and Germany's Protzen Open Air. Dates and details are listed below:


Depressive Fest - April 13th, 2013 @ Moscow Hall - Moscow, Russia w/ Fen, Ahab
& The Devils Blood - WEB

Protzen Open Air - June 21st - 23rd, 2013 - Protzen, Germany w/Cryptopsy, Master & more

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