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Metal News for January 7, 2013

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Axemaster Splits With Vocalist

Ohio's Axemaster has posted the following announcement online about parting ways with the band's vocalist:

"Axemaster would like to announce a change in the band's lineup; Geoff McGraw has replaced Tony Webster as their lead vocalist. Due to personal issues Tony was unable to do any work with the project for a significant length of time and had informed the band that he was unsure as to whether he would ever be able to continue.

"After allowing some time to see if the problems could be resolved, it became clear that a change was needed in order to be able to move forward with the band in general and the new album in particular. We all wish Tony the very best for the future and hope that he finds success in whatever path he chooses.

"Enter new vocalist Geoff McGraw! Geoff has been performing and singing since he was practically old enough to walk and at a young age developed a huge appetite for all things heavy metal. He has been a member of various local original bands across the state of Ohio for many years and is very much looking forward to working with Axemaster. The band is extremely happy to have found a singer of Geoff's quality and plan to immediately begin working with him on writing and recording the vocals for the new album. More...

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Job For A Cowboy Headlining Bonecrusher Fest

American extreme metallers Job For A Cowboy will return to Europe in March to headline this year's Bonecrusher Fest tour. Comments the band:

"We are all excited to announce that we will be heading back over to Europe this spring to participate in the Bonecrusher Festival. After some long and hard contemplation (uhh huh huh huh), we decided it would be best to get back over to the lands of beer and honey to throw down with our friends in Beneath the Massacre and cruise around with some other cool bands and try and have a good time.

"It will be our first time headlining a proper tour overseas in just about 2 years, and we are ready to play some tunes, drink some brews and crush some snacks. Come get your bone crushed with a bunch of bearded dudes on high protein diets playing music way too fast!"

The tour also features Beneath the Massacre, War From A Harlots Mouth, Gorod, As They Burn, and Make Them Suffer. More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Premieres New Track

Canadian act Chariots of the Gods will release debut full-length album "Tides of War" at the end of the month, and now we're bringing a sneak peek of the carnage to come with a new song premiere.

Check out the track "Unbound," which features a guest appearance by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther, in the player below (the song may take a few moments to load after hitting "play").

The "Tides of War" album was produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson, who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, Gwar, Annihilator and Voivod.

Chariots of the Gods' new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up the 2010 "Reverence" EP, which the band aggressively supported by touring in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.

To see what the band had to say about the new album, check out our recent interview with Chariots of the Gods right here. The full "Tides of War" track listing is as follows:

1. Overture
2. Seventh Weapon
3. Blind Assassin
4. Ambrosian Wings
5. Tides of War
6. Revillusion (1905)
7. Snow Falls On The White River (1914)
8. Severing The Bloodline (1917)
9. Collapse of An Empire
10. Red Skies
11. Nebula
12. Starborn
13. Unbound (featuring Aleksi Sihvonen)
14. Annihilation of The Gods

You can find additional info on the band and hear more music from Chariots of the Gods over at Facebook here.

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Hatebreed Releases New Music Video

Hatebreed's new music video for "Put It To The Torch" is making its world premiere today on VEVO.com. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new studio album "The Divinity Of Purpose," and the video was directed by Justin Reich (Between the Buried And Me, Black Label Society).

Watch the band's new music video below. "The Divinity Of Purpose" is due out on the following dates:

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

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Nightfall Streaming New Single

Greek symphonic metallers Nightfall have released the second single from their upcoming new album "Cassiopeia." Legacy Magazine is hosting the stream of new song "Colonize Cultures," which can be heard over here or in the player below.

Nightfall comments on the song as follows: "The wheel of human race is moving towards by instinct. Slowly like a ferocious heavy tank roaring in muddy terrain and bravely like an astronaut in his capsule traveling to no man land. The creation of new lanes to earthly havens for the countless of restless souls to follow enormously is a fascinating old story. The Colonization is an unstoppable process that soon will reach extraterrestrial lands. A new Culture is imperative for smooth transition to the new era."

"Cassiopeia" will be released January 22nd in North America and the track listing is as follows:

1. Phaethon
2. Oberon & Titania
3. Colonize Cultures
4. The Nightwatch
5. Stellar Parallax
6. Hubris
7. The Reptile Gods
8. Hyperion
9. Akhenaton, the 9th Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty
10. The Sand Reckoner
11. Astropolis More...

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Godhunter Releases New Video Clip

Is a post-weekend hangover dragging you down? Then let Godhunter show you how to get back on track with some liquid lunch action. The Tucson sludge thugs display how they get down with their local legion in their intoxicatingly epic new video for “Wolves Of The North.”

The self-funded video was directed by Thomas Grafius and Godhunter and filmed by Grafius, Jay Pestilence, Nathan Shoemaker, and Danny Wood -- all close comrades of the band -- who basically tried to show what an average day is like for their legion.

“Wolves Of The North” debuted today over at Metal Injection and can also be viewed below. More...

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Voodoo Circle Reveals New Album Artwork

Voodoo Circle's third album "More Than One Way Home" is scheduled for a February 22nd release via AFM Records.

The album artwork has now been revealed, which can be found after the jump, and you can also listen to the song "Graveyard City" in the player below. Voodoo Circle has just put the finishing touches on new video clip "Cry For Love," which will be released soon. More...

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Rotting Out Joining The Ghost Inside On Tour

6131 Records has issued the following announcement about Rotting Out joining The Ghost Inside on tour:

"We are very excited to announce that immediately following their European tour alongside Expire, LA's Rotting Out will be taking part in the full U.S. tour of The Ghost Inside alongside Stick To Your Guns and Stray From The Path! All of these shows will be all ages and the focus has been on low ticket prices and no barriers to maximize the potential for a great time. Don't miss out!"

03/07 San Diego, CA @ SOMA Sidestage
03/08 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
03/09 West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre
03/10 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
03/12 Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats
03/13 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
03/14 Houston, TX @ The Studio
03/16 Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Hall 33
03/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
03/19 Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/20 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
03/21 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
03/24 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
03/25 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
03/26 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
03/27 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Upstairs
03/28 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
03/29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
03/30 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
04/01 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
04/02 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
04/03 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
04/07 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction More...

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Anubis Gate Recruits New Drummer With Same Name

Morten Gade Sørensen (of Pyramaze and Wuthering Heights) has replaced Morten Sørensen in Anubis Gate. The band comments:

"After careful consideration and 5 albums behind the drums, Morten Sørensen felt it was time to get off the bandwagon to pursue other musical interests. We would like to say that this is a peaceful parting of the ways and that we are still good friends. We are of course sad to see Morten Sørensen go but also excited to have another one of Denmark's very finest drummers to join the band. It is with great pleasure that we can announce his replacement Morten Gade Sørensen, known for his excellent drumming in bands such as Pyramaze, Wuthering Heights and Lance King."

Morten Gade Sørensen comments on joining Anubis Gate: "I've been following Anubis Gate since they started and being a big fan of their universe it's an honor for me to be asked to join. I'm looking forward to working on the bands new material."

Anubis Gate is currently working on an upcoming sixth album, which will be out on Nightmare Records late 2013 and follows the band's 2011 self-titled release (reviewed here).

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Thyrfing Reveals New Album Artwork

Thyrfing, which will be appearing on the upcoming Paganfest 2013 tour, has issued the following announcement about revealing the cover artwork for the band's new album:

"We hope all our followers had a good start of 2013 and hereby present the cover art for the upcoming Thyrfing album 'De ödeslösa,' created by Costin Chioreanu of www.twilight13media.com. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for release date, full track list and other news about the album!" More...

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Killswitch Engage: Trapped Between Two Eras?

In the wake of Killswitch Engage’s second self-titled album – fifth overall – in 2009, I heard the trajectory of the band’s career summed thusly:

“If Killswitch Engage were a transsexual, ‘The End Of Heartache’ [2004] would be the cross-dressing phase, ‘As Daylight Dies’ [2006] would be the transition phase, and ‘KsE II’ would be the full transformation into a woman.” More...

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Neaera Reveals "Ours Is The Storm" Details

Germany's extreme metal act Neaera will release new album "Ours Is The Storm" through Metal Blade Records on March 5th in North America and on March 1st/4th in Europe. The band comments:

"We are very proud of this record and the hard work we put into making it. We hope that you will be as excited about it as we are. Once again, we trusted our good friend Alexander Dietz of Chemical Burn studio with the production as well as the mixing process. The mastering was handled by Tue Madsen at Antfarm studio. We want to thank Alex for his sheer will and tireless work on this record, and Tue for bringing out the details and making them shine.

"This record is one of the most open sounding and versatile we have done so far. We want to challenge ourselves and give you guys something new everytime we step up to the plate. There will be some surprises on this one, we are confident you will enjoy the result of our approach. The artwork for the album was done by our friend Markus Ruf who did an excellent job in creating the cover and visualizing the title. Terje Johnsen did the packaging for the limited edtition and created a simple yet exclusive look for it. Thanks very much to both guys. We will keep you updated on any new developments regarding the album!"

Check out the first single "Ours Is The Storm" below or pre-order the album at this location. The full track listing is as follows: More...

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Nashville Pussy Working On New Album

Southern hard rockers Nashville Pussy have a headlining North American tour kicking off later this January. The run kicks off January 24th in Houston, TX and will run through February 24th in Nashville, TN.

Nashville Pussy recently released a live record, recorded all over Europe in a special 2 CD re-release of last studio album "From Hell To Texas," which was completely remixed for this edition. The album is available for purchase on Amazon.

Nashville Pussy has also started work on a new album: more details are expected to be announced soon. More...

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This Or The Apocalypse Releases New Music Video

This Or The Apocalypse has debuted a music video for the track "Hate The Ones You Love," taken from latest record, "Dead Years." Check out the video below.

Directed by veteran director David Brodsky, the video is about a group of young post-society survivors unable to cope with the task of killing a stranger who wanders into their territory. All of their coping mechanisms start to unravel. Front man Rick Armellino comments:

"Hate the Ones You Love was the first complete track that we knew would end up on Dead Years and it helped frame the rest of the album. The lyrics themselves are about how often I find myself mistrusting or even disliking people who remind me of myself, and what it's like to try and remain trusted to those you love when you can't accept who you are.

"Writing a script around the lyrical themes and acting for the first time seemed risky but the final product really matches what we are trying to do. Brodsky is an artist, I can't describe how cool it was working with him. Hope you guys dig it!" More...

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Best Newcomers Of 2012 Explored

There are a slew of new heavy metal bands popping up across the globe covering just about every imaginable sound, and plenty more appearing on the horizon. Thanks to easy access to digital tools and online methods of music distribution the metal scene as a whole has an exploding population, and every year we try to keep up with the best new talent in our year-end “best of” awards.

To help get you acquainted with the best new metal out there, we’ll be briefly covering the bands nominated by our contributors for the “Best Newcomer” category of Metalunderground.com’s recent 2012 awards.

Content manager xFiruath nominated the following acts for best newcomer of 2012: Nothnegal, Dodecahedron, Ne Obliviscaris, Kuolemanlaakso, and Abiotic.

Nothnegal

Unless we’re talking about a newly created band consisting of already-established members of the scene or some form of supergroup, it isn’t often that a completely new act launches an absolutely stellar debut album. On its first full-length expedition, the Maldives act Nothnegal twisted together melodic death metal, industrial, and symphonic elements into something unique and refreshing. Even when throwing in a few tracks with clean singing the heaviness never lets up, and the story of man vs. machine works very well with the musical style.

Recognizing these rising stars of the metal scene, the members of the band were even given an award by their nation’s president. Luckily Nothnegal isn’t taking any down time and is already working on a new album, which will reportedly include traditional instruments from the Maldives. It’ll be interesting to see where the band goes with that sort of sound, as the “Decadence” album didn’t have even a trace of a folk metal vibe. There’s no doubt about it – this is a group to look out for in the coming year and beyond.

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Crest Of Darkness Reveals New Album Details

After 18 years, one EP, and five full-length albums, the Norwegian masters in Crest of Darkness are back with their most extreme and intense release so far. The ten-track album, titled "In the Presence of Death," is set for release via My Kingdom Music on the 25th of February, 2013. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. In The Presence Of Death
3. Demon Child
4. Redemption
5. The Priest From Hell
6. Welcome To My Funeral
7. Womb Of The Wolf
8. Vampire Dreams
9. From The Dead
10. The Day Before She Died More...

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Sink Reveals "Holy Testament 2" Vinyl Release

Svart Records has confirmed February 8th as the release date for Sink's "Holy Testament 2," which will be released on limited vinyl. A double-CD, featuring "Holy Testament 2" as well as the preceding "Holy Testament 1," will also be released that day through Svart. The track listing and artwork can be found below, and the following press release was also issued about the band:

"Black wall of sound. Throbbing sonic womb. Infinite drone ritual.

"For over 10 years, Sink has been confusing the black metal, drone, and sludge scenes. The sound of the band exists somewhere between drone, black metal, and dark ambient with a strong presence of experimentation and occasional classical and choral influences. They have traveled the path from nihilistic psych-sludge of their early days to the highly acclaimed The Process, which was a more detailed and diverse black-drone record. Their pace is accelerating with the last two-song EP and a bizarre short film to accompany it.

"Now it's time for a new incarnation with a new two-part opus, The Holy Testament. This time, the music is more towards psychedelic black metal with plenty of diversity in soundscapes and instrumentation. Their sometimes hostile and mania-driven performances are cathartic and bizarre, uncommon in this genre of static totems. They have shared stages with Hexvessel, Fleshpress, Wolves in the Throne Room, Saturnalia Temple, Mr. Peter Hayden, Dark Buddha Rising, and others while touring Europe and their native Finland." More...

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Fell On Black Days Splits With Guitarist

U.K. act Fell On Black Days has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"True Believers, as you may now be aware, Mark Tranter has decided that his time in FOBD has come to an end and he has decided to pursue other adventures, we are saddened to lose a great musician but he remains our brother and has our 100% support.

"While this is bad news we are always positive and look forward to this as a new beginning for the band, we will be continuing as a four-piece at the moment to honour our gig commitments etc and are currently writng new material for our next release. More...

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Common Dead Posts New Album Teaser

Deathrash/groove metal outfit Common Dead recently finished principal recording on the band's next album, "Allegorize." The 9-track effort is set for a spring 2013 release, although no exact release date has been announced yet.

The new album cover premieres alongside a lengthy "Album Showcase" video in which listeners can hear the songs and quickly skip around them in any order by using the YouTube Annotations feature. Check out the video below.

"Allegorize" follows last year's rawly produced "Diatribe" (reviewed here) and expands on the technical yet groove-based style which had been influenced by metal alum such as Gojira, Machine Head, Lamb of God, Fear Factory, and Pantera. For more, visit the band's Facebook profile or check out the previously posted music video for "Inveigh" here. More...

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Soreption Releases New Music Video

Swedish technical death metal act Soreption is currently at Ninetone Studio recording vocals and guitar solos for the upcoming album "Engineering the Void" with producer Tommy Rehn. The band's upcoming album is expected for release this coming April, 2013.

While awaiting the upcoming release, Soreption has now posted the group's first music video online for the track "By Venom Entitled." Check out the video below. "By Venom Entitled" comes off Soreption's "Deterioration of Minds" album. More...

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Terror Comments On New Album Release

Terror has checked in with the following statement about the delays in releasing new album "Live By The Code," which is due out later this year:

"A lot of people have been leaving comments or asking us when Live By The Code is coming out. We want this record out too, believe me. The record is done. It's been done for a long time now. The layout is done. Everything is set. And we are very proud with it. It came out great. Really fucking great.

"So what has the delay been? Our own stubbornness. Our own drive to make sure it's released the way we want it. We are under contract with Century Media, for better or for worse. They have always treated us fairly, but as a band you always want more. You always feel short changed. You always have your vision and getting that vision across to a larger label is not always easy. So for months we've gone back and forth on how we can put this thing out so everyone is happy.

"We wanted to start our own label so we could do everything on our terms but CM didn't wanna just let us go. Believe me, I feel for record labels in 2013. Pay all that money for recording and to push the record and people just download for free. So I see their side of all this. So after a lot of give and take, I think we put together a pretty crazy plan with CM that's going to catch a lot of people off-guard and stir the pot once again. Gotta feed the internet so they can shit out their keyboard diarrhea.

"All the details will be coming with one of those overly official press releases with a lot of stupid wording soon. Bear with us for a bit more. The new EP, 'Hard Lessons,' just came out on Reaper Records. Check it out." More...

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Officium Triste Streaming New Track

Dutch death/doom metal act Officium Triste, featuring vocalist Pim Blankenstein (The 11th Hour), is streaming the new song "The Wounded And The Dying." The song appears on the band's upcoming fifth studio release "Mors Viri," which is due for release on March 18, 2013 via Hammerheart Records.

"Mors Viri" was recorded in Bergweiler, Germany at Pato Studio by Martin Kwakernaat and will be available in CD, LP and digital formats. The track list is as follows:

1. Your Fall From Grace
2. Burning All Boats And Bridges
3. Your Heaven, My Underworld
4. Interludium
5. To The Gallows
6. The Wounded And The Dying
7. One With The Sea (Part II)
8. Like Atlas

Check out "The Wounded And The Dying" here: More...

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Exhumed Announces February Tour

California gore lords Exhumed will return to the road this February alongside grind behemoths Phobia. The short West Coast beat down will commence February 15th in Lancaster, California and conclude February 23 in San Francisco.

The latest stretch of dates follows Exhumed’s maniacal run with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste at the end of the year, which was met with a host of hurdles including being denied entry into Canada and vehicular failure that left them temporarily stranded in Alabama. Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey:

“As happy as we were to get home for the holidays, we thought we should make time to hang out with our old friends in Phobia and grind through our home state of California. We had so much fun playing out-of-the-way places during the impromptu one-off dates we did during the Napalm Death/Municipal Waste tour, we thought we would hit some nooks and crannies back home that we haven't played in years. Plus, we'll get a chance to get a bunch of our buddies' bands on the bill like POOR, Gravehill, DIS and Mortuous. We've been itching to play some stuff from the new album live and we're working out a seriously revamped setlist for this one, so come on out California! Let's have a few beers, let it loose, and get weird!" More...

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Monument Posts "Fatal Attack" Performance Video

U.K. traditional metal band Monument posted up an official live performance video for the song "Fatal Attack." The song is from the band's debut EP "Rock the Night" (see Metal Underground.com's review over at this location), which was issued in 2012. For more info on obtaining the EP, head over to the band's official Facebook Page.

The live performance footage was recorded from Monument's first show at the Camden Barfly in London with Cauldron. Check it out here:

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Vomit God Working On New Album

Ossuary Industries recording artist Vomit God has been hard at work on a new album, with the band currently mixing and gearing up to start mastering shortly. A preview has also been posted online for a rough mix of the song "Addicted To Fermented Stem Cells," which can be heard below.

Vomit God will be appearing at the Las Vegas Death Fest (June 14th and 15th, 2013) in support of the new album.

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Leaves' Eyes Posts New Music Video "Melusine"

Leaves' Eyes has posted a new video clip online for the track "Melusine," which can be viewed below, and the band also commented on an upcoming album release:

"Dear fans and friends,

"Here's the new video clip for 'Melusine' featuring footage from our live shows, tours and festivals like Wacken Open Air in 2012! You can watch it below.

"To start the new year with some good news for you all, we are proud to announce that this year the new Leaves' Eyes album will be released!! The title of the alum will be 'Symphonies of the Night.' We will keep all of you updated on news concerning the album in the upcoming months!" More...

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Bleeding Red Shooting New Music Video

German melodic death/thrash newcomers Bleeding Red are going to produce a video clip for their song “Wasted Screams.” In cooperation with Oliver Barth and Visions in Fear, the clip will be shot on January 26th in Aalen. Bleeding Red frontman Timo states:

“We are really looking forward to creating our first video! First we wanted to shoot a clip for 'Thoughtcrime,' because we usually want to express a message with what we do, until we found the perfect horror location for 'Wasted Screams' by chance! I think our fans are gonna be happy with that, anyway, because it is still one of the most popular song on the album. Vision in Fear’s Oliver Barth is, on top of that, someone who has known the band almost since the beginning. Prepare for the upcoming visual awakening of Wasted Screams! Stay awake!”

The video will feature an appearance by model Maren Strassner and the track "Wasted Screams" come off the band’s debut “Evolution’s Crown,” released in March 2012 via Rock Road/Soulfood.

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Stroszek Streaming Recent Album

Stroszek, the acoustic project of Claudio Alcara - guitarist and founder of Frostmoon Eclipse (Italy), released its album "A Break in the Day" late in 2012 via Pest Productions. Several of the tracks have been uploaded to YouTube, such as "Green Jade."

The full nine-song album is playing over at bandcamp and below in the widget. As well as the 2007 debut album “Songs of Remorse” and 2009’s “Life’s Failures Made Music," Stroszek also released the “Wild Hunt” EP in 2009, which sold out within days of it having been announced. More...

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Pagan Altar Re-Issue Streaming Online

Cruz Del Sur Music has issued the following announcement about re-issuing Pagan Altar's "Lords of Hypocrisy" album:

"Welcome to year 2013, Cruz del Sur Music’s fans! This year will be an incredible one in terms of our releases, and kicks off with the reissue of Pagan Altar‘s classic 2004 lost album, dragged back out from the quicksands of time and served to you perfectly remastered and with a new booklet design complete with lyrics, original pictures provided by the band and a brief history on the making of the album taken from the band’s own 'The End of the Enigma' biography. The CD will hit the streets on January 18th 2013, and you can pre-order your copy NOW by clicking here."

The re-issue can also be streamed in the player below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Lords of Hypocrisy 05:38
2. Satan's Henchmen 03:11
3. Sentinels of Hate 07:14
4. Armageddon 10:42
5. The Interlude 04:14
6. The Aftermath 05:56
7. The Masquerade 06:54
8. The Devil Came Down To Brockley 01:12
9. March of the Dead 05:29 More...

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Celephais Streaming Recent Album

German post-black metal band Celephais has been streaming its recent two-song album "Tir n'a n'Og" over on Bandcamp. Clocking in at over a half hour, the two tracks pick up from where 2011's four-song "Becoming the Deceased" album left off in terms of style, with an emphasis more on ambiance.

You can also check out more music from the band at MySpace here. The band joined the Pest Productions roster in 2012. More...

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Killswitch Engage Reveals New Album Title

Grammy nominated, Massachusetts-based hard rockers Killswitch Engage (consisting of singer Jesse Leach, guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, bassist Mike D'Antonio, guitarist Joel Stroetzel and drummer Justin Foley) have announced "Disarm the Descent" as the title of their upcoming sixth album.

The 12 track record is due out April 2nd on Roadrunner and is the follow-up to 2009's self-titled release. "Disarm the Descent" is the band's first album with original singer Leach at the vocal helm since 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." Leach returned to the band in January 2012 after a decade long absence.

The first single, "In Due Time," will be made available digitally on February 5th. Album pre-orders will kick off in early February, as well, with more details forthcoming. More...

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Kausalgia Streaming Bonus Track

Finnish ambient black metal band Kausalgia has finally posted the 'hidden' track, previously only available as a bonus track, from its five-song album "Farewell" released in 2012 on Pest Productions. The song, "As the Curtain Falls," can be streamed over on bandcamp, or below in the player.

Kausalgia, which hails from the town of Uusimaa, first hit the scene back in 2010 with their promo. This past December, the band played shows in Vantaa and Helsinki with bands such as Tulitera. Visit Kausalgia over on Facebook. More...

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Antropofagus Posts Tour Dates

Italian brutalists Antropofagus will invade Russia for the first time ever next month when they embark upon the "Evoking the Cenobites Russian Tour 2013" with Moscow's Grace Disgraced. The tour will get underway on February 2nd at Zhara in Kharkov, Ukraine and will end on the 17th during the second day of the Coyote Brutal Fest 7 in Moscow, in which the band will appear along with the likes of Purulent Jacuzzi. Check out the tour dates below.

In November of last year, Antropofagus made its first foray into the world of music videos when it premiered a visual accompaniment for the song "Sanguinis Bestiae Solium" from the 2012 Comatose Music release "Architecture of Lust." The video was directed by Davide Cilloni and filmed on location at a deconsecrated church in Balestrino (SV, Italy). Check it out at this location.

Evoking the Cenobites Russian Tour Dates:

08.02 Kharkov - Zhara
09.02 Kursk - Soundcheck
11.02 Lipetsk - Oblaka Club
10.02 Rostov on don - Podzemka
12.02 Samara - Club Manattan
14.02 Nizni Novgorod - 28 Street
15.02 Velki Novogorod - Club 39
16.02 Saint Petersburg - Stoker Club
17.02 Moscow - Coyote Brutal Fest 7
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Axecuter Streaming New Track "Metal Is Invincible"

Brazilian speed metal act Axecuter is streaming the title track from the debut full length release "Metal Is Invincible." The album is set to drop on March 1, 2013 through France's Inferno Records. The album is the full length follow up to the debut EP "Innocence Is Our Excuse" issued in 2012.

The track list for "Metal Is Invincible" is as follows:

1. Metal Is Invincible
2. Too Heavy To Load
3. Feed The Beast
4. No God, No Devil (Worship Metal!)
5. Bangers Prevail
6. Destructive Blitzkrieg
7. Keep On Sinning
8. The Fires Of Krakatoa
9. Heavy Metal To The World (Manilla Road Cover)

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Paganfest Europe 2013 Trailer Posted

A trailer for the legendary Paganfest was posted for the 2013 tour featuring Alestorm, Arkona, Thyrfing and Ex Deo with Wolfchant and Varg on special extended shows. The confrimed dates are as follows:

28.02.2013 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
01.03.2013 DE - Wuerzburg, Posthalle *Extended*
02.03.2013 DE - Essen, Weststadthalle *Extended*
03.03.2013 NL - Eindhoven, Effenaar
04.03.2013 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
05.03.2013 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl
06.03.2013 AT - Vienna, Szene
07.03.2013 DE - Berlin, K17
08.03.2013 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser *Extended*
09.03.2013 DE - Munich, Backstage *Extended*
10.03.2013 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle *Extended*

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Illdisposed Posts New Music Video

Danish death metal band Illdisposed posted a new music video for the song "Eyes Popping Out." The song appears on the band's latest and 11th LP "Sense the Darkness," which was issued this past September through Massacre Records.

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