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Metal News for October 1, 2013

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36 news articles posted on this day.

So Hideous Streams "Rising"

After posting the song "My Light" online, today So Hideous reveals new track "Rising," which is the opening number off the band's "Last Poem/First Light" album.

Listen to "Rising" in the player below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com. "Last Poem/First Light" is set for an October 22nd release and has the following track listing:

1. Rising
2. Stabat Mater
3. My Light
4. Rhapsody
5. Last Poem
6. Glory More...

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Rawhide To Release "Murder One"

The Swedish death punk 'n' roll rebels in Rawhide are pleased to spew forth "Murder One," their first proper full-length, via PATAC Records. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Spawned over a decade ago by guitarist/vocalist Robert (Bestial Mockery) and bassist Captain Twofinger, Rawhide tips its pints to the teachings of Motörhead, Turbonegro, Gluecifer and GG Allin.

"Following three self-financed demos, 2008's 'Plenty Ain't Enough' compilation, and two 7"s -- 'Built To Blow' and 'Branded For Life,' which Exclaim! fittingly baptized 'a grinding assault of barreling punk rock 'n' roll injected with enough malicious metal to ensure there's even more danger, intensity and cacophony than one would typically expect' -- Rawhide is ready to release the proverbial hounds with the filth-ridden sounds of 'Murder One.'

"Recorded in 2012 at Sunlight Studios together with producer legend Tomas Skogsberg (Hellacopters, Backyard Babies, Entombed etc.), 'Murder One' embraces the band's adulation of classic punk, rock, sleaze and all things deviant with ten tracks of earnest, bar brawling bedlam made of blood, guts, beer and tainted ladies. Murder One will be released via PATAC Records digitally and in wax format in a limited run of 350 (100 red/250 black)."

Comments the band in a collective belch: "God created this beautiful world in six days and it took us bastards only one record to destroy it all on our way to ruin."

The track listing is as follows:

1. City Kids
2. Damage Done
3. My Final Hell
4. Habit To Support
5. On The Attack
6. Cut You Down
7. Sanitarium Blues
8. Out For Kick
9. Seal The Deal
10. Branded For Life More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts "Ghost Moth"

Brooklyn trio Meek Is Murder unleashes a new song, "Ghost Moth," today in two forms: BrooklynVegan hosts the premiere of the song, while Guitar World hosts a video clip of guitarist/vocalist Mike Keller playing through it at Godcity Studio where the band recorded new album, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters," with producer Kurt Ballou. You can also check out both clips below.

The vinyl LP version of "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters" will be available October 22nd on Threshold of Pain Records, with the band handling the digital version itself. Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan) mastered the album.

Catch Meek Is Murder live at the MetalInjection/MetalSucks CMJ showcase, October 18th at Acheron in Brooklyn, NY. More...

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Gnaw Releases New Track

Today, New York City misanthropic noise collective Gnaw skins the ears of the living with the 12-minute "This Horrible Chamber." Enter "This Horrible Chamber" below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges.

The latest ode of anguish comes by way of the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Horrible Chamber," set for release later this month via Seventh Rule Recordings. The track listing is as follows:

1. Humming
2. Of Embers
3. Water Rite
4. Worm
5. Widowkeeper (streaming here)
6. Vulture
7. This Horrible Chamber More...

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Inquisition Streaming New Song

Black metal powerhouse Inquisition has released a second new track from the band's forthcoming album, "Obscure Verses for the Multiverse."

The new track, titled "Infinite Interstellar Genocide" is streaming in the player below courtesy of Stereogum.com.

The American/Colombian duo’s sixth full-length has been scheduled for release on October 29th in North America (October 25th worldwide). Inquisition also recently released a lyric video for "Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons," which can be viewed here. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Force of The Floating Tomb
2. Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons
3. Obscure Verses for The Multiverse
4. Spiritual Plasma Evocation
5. Master of The Cosmological Black Cauldron
6. Joined by Dark Matter Repelled by Dark Energy
7. Arrival of Eons After
8. Inversion of Ethereal White Stars
9. Infinite Interstellar Genocide
10. Where Darkness Is Lord And Death the Beginning More...

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Tarim Posts "The Rabble" Lyric Clip

Texas death/black metal band Tarim has just released a new lyric video for "The Rabble." Check it out below.

The song appears on the band's debut album, "The Philosopher King," which was released August 30th, 2013. For further details on the band, head over to the Tarim Facebook profile.

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Altar of Betelgeuze To Release Album

Altar of Betelgeuze, a Finnish-based stoner/death/doom band featuring Matias Nastolin (Decaying) on bass and vocals, Olli "Otu" Suurmunne (ex-Decaying) on guitar and vocals, Juho Kareoja on guitar, and Aleksi Olkkola (Sclerosis) on drums, will release first full-length album, “Darkness Sustains The Silence" on January 1st, 2014 via Memento Mori.

Featuring the artwork of Spanish artist Cesar Vallandares (Krisiun, Asphyx, Grave Miasma) “Darkness Sustains The Silence” follows up the band’s EP "At The Shrine Of Light,” which was released in early 2012 and mastered by Javier Felez at Moontower Studios.

Listen to the first single “The Spiral Of Decay” below, and the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Epitaph
2. A World Without End
3. The Spiral Of Decay
4. Steamroller
5. Smoldering Clouds Above Orion
6. The Approaching Storm
7. Out Of Control
8. Darkness Sustains The Silence More...

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Autumn Screams Doom Fest Details Announced

The second annual Autumn Screams Doom fest descends upon Baltimore, MD on October 25th and 26th at the Ottobar.

This year’s rendition of the fest features an exclusive East Coast appearance from none other than Loss. Other highlights include the first Maryland appearance of Rhode Island’s Churchburn, doom mainstays Iron Man (recently signed with Rise Above Records), Virginia’s Satan's Satyrs, and doom miscreants Uzala. The complete lineup and details on the bands is located below.

Friday, October 25th
SERPENT THRONE (Philadelphia, PA)
IRON MAN (Gaithersburg, MD)
WEED IS WEED (Frederick, MD)
SUNBURSTER (Philadelphia, PA)

Saturday, October 26th
LOSS (Nashville, TN)
UZALA (Boise, ID)
CHURCHBURN (Pawtucket, RI)
DRUGLORD (Richmond, VA)
WIZARD EYE (Philadelphia, PA)

Unholy Anarchy Records, in conspiracy with At War With False Noise (UK), will be recording the fest in preparation for a double LP compilation that will feature a live track from each band playing the fest. The compilation will be mixed and mastered by Zack Allen of Obsidian Eye Studios, who mastered the vinyl edition of Loss’s "Despond," and more recently, mixed the Recluse demo tape. Anton Escobar will handle the complete artwork and gatefold layout.

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A Pale Horse Named Death Announces U.S. Tour Dates

A Pale Horse Named Death will be hitting the road this fall supporting Danzig. The band will appear alongside Texas Hippie Coalition and Butcher Babies on all dates. The tour is set to kick off October 8th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and run through October 31st in San Francisco, CA.

In addition to these shows the band has added a string of headline dates immediately following the run with Danzig. These shows start November 1st in Sparks, NV and are currently set to wrap up November 10th in Chicago, IL. More dates may be added in the coming days.

In 2014, APHND will be heading to Europe for headline tour kicking off February 12th in Hengelo, Netherlands and wraps up March 6th in Jyväskylä, Finland. The band will also return to Germany this summer as a part of the Wacken Open Air Festival on July 31st.

Confirmed dates are:

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH With Danzig, Butcher Babies and THC:

10/8: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/9: Tampa, FL @ The Cuban Club
10/11: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/12: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/13: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
10/15: Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theater
10/17: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
10/18: New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
10/19: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/21: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
10/24: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
10/26: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/27: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/29: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/31: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield More...

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Beyond Visions Releases New Music Video

Stockholm, Sweden's female-fronted metal band Beyond Visions has released a new music video for the track "Everything Needs To Change," which can be viewed below. The track comes off the "Your Face Is Familiar" album. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Beyond Visions is a fresh and emotionally charged melodic metal band fronted by the amazing singer Rebecka, whose sorrowful yet dynamic vocals are backed up by talented axeman Alex and skilled drummer Henrik. Beyond Visions' new album 'Your Face is Familiar’ is an album whose articulated songwriting is gonna cause quite a stir in the melodic-heavy/rock scene."

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Primal Fear To Tour North America In Spring 2014

German power metal band Primal Fear - featuring Ex-Gamma Ray vocalist Ralf Scheepers and Sinner founder Mat Sinner - will tour North America for the first time in four years. According to ticket vendor EntertheVault.com, the tour commences on April 29th in Baltimore, Maryland and VIP packages with meet and greets and a poster will be available at all locations.

The band is currently mixing the as of yet untitled follow up to the 2012 release "Unbreakable" (see review here).

Dates/venues listed are as follows:

April 2014

29 Balt, MD - Soundstage
30 NYC - Stage 48

May 2014

1 Quebec, QC - Le Cercle
2 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
3 Toronto, ON - MOD Club
4 Cleveland,OH - Agora Ballroom
6 Joliet, IL - Mojoes
7 Kansas City, KS - Granada
8 Denver, CO - Bluebird
10 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
11 Vancouver, BC - The Venue
12 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
14 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
15 Anaheim, CA - The Grove
16 Tempe, AZ - Club Red
18 Dallas, TX - Trees
19 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
21 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
22 Louisville, KY - Diamonds
23 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
24 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall

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Broken Hope Stream Full Album "Omen Of Disease"

Today, Broken Hope teamed up with Loudwire.com to bring you the most terrific and horrific of metal releases hitting stores in 2013! The band’s highly-anticipated new album, "Omen Of Disease," is streaming in full now at this location. "Omen Of Disease" is now available directly from Century Media here, as well as in stores and all major digital retailers.

Guitarist Jeremy Wagner commented: "October 1st is here and it's one of the greatest days of my life as 'Omen of Disease' is officially released to the world. This album is a huge triumph of death-metal determination and I'm ecstatic to see this day come. Shaun, Damian, Mike, and Chuck are the best collaborators I could wish for, and we made the sickest death-metal album we could muster. I hope everyone digs 'Omen of Disease' and also the companion-disc, 25th Anniversary DVD featuring the Broken Hope documentary. It all, for only the sick."

"Omen of Disease" features cover artwork painted by world-renowned horror artist Wes Benscoter, best known for his work with Slayer, Cattle Decapitation, Autopsy and Kreator. The album marks the first new music from Broken Hope in 15 years. The album was recorded between two studios: drums at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI, with engineer Chris Wisco (Lazarus A.D., Jungle Rot, Origin, Gorgasm), and the rest at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL, with engineer Scott Creekmore (Dirge Within, Lividity). More...

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Izegrim Streaming "Congress Of The Insane" LP

Dutch act Izegrim is streaming the entire new album "Congress of the Insane" over at Terrorizer's website at this location. The album is set for release via Listenable Records on October 7th.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Relic of the Past
2. Decline and Fall
3. Celebratory Gunfire
4. Endless Strife
5. Deterioration from Perfection
6. Unchallenged Dominance
7. Modern Day Freak
8. The Legion
9. Carousel of Death
10. Manifest of a Megalomaniac
11. Carnival of Deception More...

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Pit Stories: Chile Rips The Doors Down!

Every week metal bands from across the globe check in with Metalunderground.com to share their favorite stories from live shows. Today Nige Rockett, guitarist from the legendary U.K. thrash band Onslaught, reminisced about a show in Chile a couple of years ago where the crowd literally ripped the doors down to see the band:

We were down in Chile two years ago and we’ve just come on stage and there was a huge crowd there. All of a sudden, about 150 guys just came piling through this audience….split everybody open and surged to the front and went berserk…massive circle pit going. I was like ‘wow, that’s kinda weird.’ We finished the show and we decided – ‘cause it was so hot…it must have been over 100 degrees in the venue – we decided to go hang at a bar across the road before the next band came on. We went through the doors….which were kind of left on the floor – there was these massive steel doors about ten foot high and about 8 foot - 10 foot wide. There is police outside and all these doors are on the floor and there is blood everywhere. I said ‘what happened here?’ He said, ‘well, when you guys started playin’ – none of these guys had tickets, so they just ripped the doors off and beat their way into the venue. And that was the surge that came in and it was absolutely crazy. These were huge doors and they were just ripped off their hinges. It was absolutely insane. Yeah, there is some crazy guys in Chile!

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Thought Chamber Streaming New Song "Kerakryps"

U.S. progressive metal act Thought Chamber is streaming the third new track from the upcoming release "Psykerion: The Question." Check out "Kerakryps" streaming below. The new release was issued in Europe last month, but the North American drop is today via InsideOutMusic. The album is the first release from the band in six years.

Thought Chamber will kick off the main festival of ProgPower XV in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, September 12, 2014. The band replaced Disperse, who quickly dropped off the bill - days after they were announced. Tickets for ProgPower USA went on sale today - head over to this location for purchase.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Inceptus
2. Exodus
3. Psykerion: The Question (streaming here)
4. In the Words of Avakus
5. Light Year Time
6. Kerakryps
7. The Black Hole Lounge
8. Circuits of O.D.D.
9. Behind the Eyes of Ikk
10. Isle of Bizen
11. Xyrethius II
12. Recoil
13. Breath of Life
14. Transcend (streaming here)
15. Planet Qwinkle
16. Inner Peace

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Winds Of Plague Premieres New Music Video

Winds Of Plague have emerged as one of the leaders of the new generation of heavy music. With their innovative and high energy style, the band has captivated audiences across the US and overseas. The new album, "Resistence," which was produced by Will Putney (Asking Alexandria, Chiodos) is set for release on October 29 via Century Media Records.

Check out the first video for the song "Open the Gates of Hell" which was premiered over at Alternative Press's website at this location. It can also be viewed in the player below:

Look for the band to take their war on the road this fall on Beeding Through's farewell tour. Confirmed dates w/Bleeding Through & Oceano & Gideon & Sworn In: More...

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Avatarium Releases "Moonhorse" Lyric Video

Avatarium - the new project of Candlemass founder Leif Edling and Everygrey guitarist Marcus Jidell - posted a lyric video for the new track "Moonhorse." The song appears on the self-titled debut LP, which is due out November 22nd via Nuclear Blast. The track is also available now as a single, which also contains the album track "Boneflower" and the cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs."

The track listing for "Avatarium" is:

1. Moonhorse
2. Pandora's Egg
3. Avatarium
4. Boneflower
5. Bird Of Prey
6. Tides Of Telepathy
7. Lady In The Lamp

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Running Wild Posts Fan Interview Video Part One

This week, Running Wild's new album "Resilient" drops in Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. Ahead of the release, the band has posted part one of a fan interview video series, where Rolf Kasparek answers questions submitted to the band via Facebook and the band's website. The album is scheduled for a North American release on October 22nd (see review here).

The track list for "Resilient" is:

1. Soldiers Of Fortune
2. Resilient
3. Adventure Highway
4. The Drift
5. Desert Rose
6. Fireheart
7. Run Riot
8. Down To The Wire
9. Crystal Gold
10. Bloody Island
11. Payola & Shenanigans (Limited Edition Bonus Track)
12. Premonition (Limited Edition Bonus Track)

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Ephel Duath Posts New Song

"Feathers Under My Skin" is the first song to be revealed from Ephel Duath's new album, "Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness," which is due for release on November 19th in Europe and November 26th in North America. Check it out below. Ephel Duath's Davide Tiso also comments:

"Hi there kind people of the web, I'm thrilled to finally give you a new Ephel Duath song to listen to. This album means the world to me, I literally did everything I could to offer you the finest release this band has ever recorded.

"This is 'Feathers Under My Skin,' the opening track of 'Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness.' The song features Erik Rutan at backing vocals and here below you can read the lyrics. Enjoy and please share your thoughts about it!"

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Metal Church Posts Outtake Footage From New Video

Metal Church posted outtake footage from the upcoming new music video "Generation Nothing," the title track from the band's comeback release. The album is scheduled to drop on October 22, 2013 via Rat Pak Records. The track list is:

1. Bullet Proof
2. Dead City
3. Generation Nothing (streaming here)
4. Noises in the Wall
5. Jump the Gun
6. Suiciety
7. Scream (streaming here)
8. Hits Keep Coming
9. Close to the Bone
10. The Media Horse

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Clutch Announces Tour Schedule Through March 2014

After cancelling the September dates of the "Earth Rocker" World tour, Maryland rockers Clutch have finalized tour plans through March of 2014. The next leg of the tour kicks off October 25th in Hampton Beach, NH, immediately followed by a festival appearance in Virginia Beach, VA at "Localpalooza." Following a short break in November, the band will hit the road for their annual holiday shows and continue on tour through January. The band has confirmed five new dates starting 1/13/14 in Northampton, MA through 1/18/14 in Huntington, WV. Tickets for these shows go on sales this Friday

A full list of tour dates can be found below.

North American Fall Tour Dates:
With The Sword and American Sharks

10/25: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom**
10/26: Virginia Beach, VA @ Motorworld - "Localpalooza"
10/27: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/28: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
10/29: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
10/31: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
11/01: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/02: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/04: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
11/05: Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/07: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/08: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/09: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/10: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/11: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
11/14: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/15: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
11/16: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
11/17: Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/20: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
11/21: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
11/22: Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
11/23: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
** The Sword not on this date ** More...

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Impera Streaming New Track "Beast Within"

Swedish hard rockers Impera are streaming the new track "Beast Within." The song appears on the forthcoming sophomore effort "Pieces Of Eden," which is scheduled for release on October 18th via Escape Music.

Impera consists of solid musicians who have earned their wings through hard work with an impressive number of world-class stars over the years. Their combined CV reads as a who’s who in today’s rock. In various constellations they have played with Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick from Kiss, Brian Robertson from Thin Lizzy, John Levén from Europe and many more. Guitarist Tommy Denander alone has played with almost everyone. His track record is jaw-dropping, having made solo albums with key members of Toto and performed on albums with Michael Jackson, Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Ricky Martin and Celine Dion. He recently toured Japan and Europe with Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen fame, Toto’s Bobby Kimball and Chicago’s Bill Champlin. He is considered one of the world’s best session players and has contributed his axe work on an unsurpassed 2000+ albums. Mats Vassfjord is no stranger to bands, having toured with Scaar, and Grand Design and Laney’s Legion.

Alfonzetti has been a sought-after voice for years with domestic success with Bam Bam Boys, Road To Ruin and Skintrade, as well as international stints with Red White & Blues, Scott Gorham from Thin Lizzy and british band Jagged Edge with whom he shared stages with the likes of Lita Ford, David Lee Roth, Vixen and Dan Reed. J.K. Impera himself can brag about having played with a number of KISS members, Graham Bonnet, John Corabi, to mention a few.

The track list for "Pieces Of Eden" is:

1. Beast Within
2. These Chains
3. All Alone
4. Smalltown Blues
5. Since You've Been Gone
6. Goodbye
7. Easy Come
8. You And I
9. This Is War
10. Fire And The Flame

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We Are Legend Details Debut Release

On the heels of signing with Pure Steel Records, Germany's We Are Legend - featuring members of Abraxas, Stormwitch and Coronatus - detailed the debut release entitled "Rise of the Legend." The album will drop on November 8th through the label.

The album is described as "intricate guitar work meets a solid, sophisticated rhythm foundation; the vocals are melodic, varied and of high quality; the work is rounded up by a fine use of atmospheric choral and Piano passages." The album was produced by Markus Teske, who worked with Arven, Civilization One, Firewind, Illusion Suite, Gaia Epicus, Mob Rules and U.D.O., to name a few.

The track listing is:

1. Hungry Mirrors
2. This Holy Dark
3. Enemy Within
4. Birth Of The Legend
5. Rise Of The Legend
6. God Is Dreaming
7. Out!
8. Only Time Can Tell
9. March Of The Living


Selin Schönbeck (Ex-Thunderbold) - Vocals, Piano
Dirk Baur (Coronatus) - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Siggi Maier (Ex-Abraxas/Ex-Stormwitch) - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Heiko Burst (Ex-Abraxas) - Drums
Dominik Burgdörfer - Bass More...

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Jon Oliva Finalizes Storytellers Tour Dates

Savatage/Jon Oliva's Pain/T.S.O. mastermind Jon Oliva finalized the dates for the upcoming Storytellers Tour, commencing November 30th in Charlotte. The unique tour features Oliva and JOP drummer Chris Kinder presenting acoustic material spanning the career of Oliva with the stories behind the songs. VIP packages are available at this location.

Confirmed dates are:

Nov. 30th - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
Dec. 1st - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
Dec. 3rd - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Dec. 4th - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Dec. 6th - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre
Dec. 8th - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Dec. 10th - Dallas, TX - Trees
Dec. 11th - Houston, TX - Concert Pub North
Dec. 14th - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater More...

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ProgPower Interview: Ashes of Ares

During their set at ProgPower USA XIV on Friday, September 6th, vocalist Matt Barlow and guitarist/vocalist Freddie Vidales of Ashes of Ares made it clear why they were chosen for the festival over a year ago. Between songs, Barlow noted that being selected for the ProgPower lineup at such an early stage was such a reassuring moment to them. In an interview before the show, he had informed me that festival organizer Glenn Harveston tapped them based on only faith and a phone call, relying on his faithful gut instinct that they would deliver, despite the fact that the band had only four songs written at the time.

As confirmed by the crowd a year later, Glenn’s gut proved to be right once again. Another true believer, official Ashes of Ares sponsor and ProgPower devotee Stephanie Rosenblatt described to me the feeling of supporting a band whose album wasn’t even out yet. She noted that “being a sponsor is such an amazing experience,” and one that had paid off with the fiercely lit-up figures of Barlow and Vidales dominating the front of the stage, with the front pit area all to herself as a privilege of the sponsorship.

Prior to the show, the two guys were sitting comfortably in a backstage area with me, trading jokes and telling me about the recording of their debut. Their extremely laid-back demeanor belied years of concert experience and musical skill. Through bouts of hysterical laughter, they dished on topics such as Wacken, surprising themselves, writing and recording their debut, and crowd dynamics. I quickly saw why Glenn wasn’t worried, why sponsors were eager to assist them, and why my internal compass guided me toward the Nuclear Blast booth to pick up their album upon entering the venue that day. More...

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Deicide Streaming Title Track Of New Album

Demonic forces have returned from Florida...as Deicide streams the title track to the upcoming album "In The Minds Of Evil." The album drops on November 25th in North America via Century Media Records.

The track listing is:

1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
3. Godkill
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God

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Smile Empty Soul Streaming Full Album Online

California's Smile Empty Soul has teamed up with Revolver to launch an exclusive album stream of the band's sixth studio album "Chemicals" as it hits stores today, October 1st. Stream "Chemicals" online in the player below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

"Chemicals" will be the first release on Two Disciples Entertainment, the band's new imprint, which, in conjunction with Pavement Entertainment, will see the group controlling all aspects of marketing and promotion for the new record and impending tours.

"We've been on a different label with every release in our career, and we were tired of not being the priority," said guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen. "We started our own label with a business partner who's been a great friend to us over the last 10 years, and found distribution through some other long-time friends of ours. Now we're running the campaign ourselves and we're totally in control, doing what we feel needs to be done." More...

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Legion Of The Damned Unveils Album Artwork

Legion of the Damned finally reveals the cover artwork for the upcoming album "Ravenous Plague," which is set to be released on the 20th of December, 2013. The cover was painted by Wes Bensecoter (Kreator) and can be viewed below.

Some of the song titles include "Summon all Hate," "Black Baron," "Mountain Wolves Under a Crescent Moon," "Doom Priest," and "Armalite Assassin." Further details are forthcoming. More...

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Stray From The Path Kicking Off Tour

Stray From The Path kicks off a massive North American headlining run on October 3rd with Backtrack, Gideon, No Bragging Rights, and Rescuer rounding out the package. Check out the tour dates below.

These Long Island hardcore stalwarts have returned with new album "Anonymous," which is the group's fourth full-length album and was produced once again by Will Putney (Chiodos, For Today) at the Machine Shop in NJ.

10/03 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/04 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
10/05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Gators
10/06 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
10/07 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/08 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
10/09 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats
10/10 - Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown
10/11 - Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
10/12 - Savannah, GA @ The Dollhouse
10/13 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/14 - Douglasville, GA @ 7 Venue
10/15 - Nashville, TN @ The End
10/16 - Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs
10/17 - Carrboro, NC @ Local 506
10/18 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/19 - West Chester, PA @ The Note
10/20 - Long Island, NY @ Revolution
10/21 - Albany, NY @ Bogies More...

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Rising Posts New Track Online

As previously announced, Danish metal troupe Rising has confirmed November 4th as the worldwide street date for new album, "Abominor," set for release through guitarist Jacob Krogholt's newly formed label, Indisciplinarian.

Following its recent premiere on Danish National Radio, today, the fourth of the album's nine raging anthems, "The Hills Below," is now streaming via Youtube. Check it out below.

"Abominor" contains nearly forty minutes of new material, displaying a faster, more aggressive and gritty side to the Rising sound, incorporating more punk and crust influences, while remaining true to the melodic heaviness that has been a trademark of the band from the beginning. The album is produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, who also produced the band's self-titled debut-EP as well as the "To Solemn Ash" album. More...

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Stabbingback Streams New Song

After posting a new track online titled "The Skeptics" last month, Stabbingback has today released another new song for streaming.

Check out the newly released "A Debt Paid" track over at Stabbingback's official website right here.

For more info on the band and its continuing series of online track releases, head over to the Stabbingback Facebook profile.

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In Solitude Streaming Full New Album

In Solitude is streaming the brand new album, "Sister," now through the end of the night (October 1st). Check it out in the player below or at the Metal Blade website here.

"Sister" was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013.

The album was produced and mixed by Martin "Konie" Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, "The World.The Flesh.The Devil" (reviewed here).

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live beginning next week. The band will be supporting Watain on the "Wild Hunt" tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below. More...

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Primitive Man Announces Tour Dates

Denver's blackened doom derelicts in Primitive Man will wage war upon the ears of the innocent this autumn with a short run of live assaults.

Set to begin October 13th in Kansas City, the band will spread negativity eastward through nine cities including an appearance at Invisible Oranges' CMJ showcase at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar.

Comments the band: "We can't wait for this tour! We are playing with some amazing bands and hanging out with some old friends this time around. See you in the cut."

Catch the band performing live in support of the "Scorn" album (reviewed here) on these dates:

10/13/2013 The Sandbox - Kansas City, MO
10/14/2013 The Vault - Madison, WI
10/15/2013 Gooski's - Pittsburgh, PA
10/16/2013 The Millcreek - Philadelphia, PA
10/17/2013 CMJ Invisible Oranges Showcase @ Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
10/18/2013 The Depot - York, PA
10/19/2013 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
10/20/2013 Haymarket Whiskey Bar - Louisville, KY
10/21/2013 St. Fubar - St. Louis, MO

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Beneath Issues Album Update

After recruiting a new vocalist, Iceland's Beneath has posted the following message online about recording an upcoming album:

"The recording of the new album is progressing nicely, we've done all drums, rhythm guitars, and most of the guitar solos.

"Gísli has started laying down the bass and tomorrow we'll start with the vocals - our first recordings with new vocalist Benedikt.

"The songs are really starting to come together and sound really tight with the production work of the Wieslawski brothers who have worked very hard with us to make this record as good as it can be."

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Into Eternity Cancels Upcoming Shows

Into Eternity has posted the following message online about canceling upcoming live shows:

"Due to some extremely unfortunate circumstances Into Eternity regretfully has to announce they are pulling out of the Oct. 4th and 5th shows with Untimely Demise.

"These issues just came to light Monday morning and are unavoidable. Into Eternity is not losing any members and the band is going to continue playing shortly but at this moment we need some time to deal with this family situation.

"Our sincerest apologies to Untimely Demise and to our fans for pulling out on such short notice. We promise to make the shows up in the near future. Please support these shows and Untimely Demise. Our Western Canadian tour with them was amazing and they are definitely one of the best bands in Western Canada. Untimely are poised for big things and we wish them nothing but the best.

"Once again, please support these shows. Our sincerest apologies..."

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Mephistopheles Shares "Sounds Of The End"

After the 2006 debut full-length “Ascension Aborted,” the Mephistopheles machine lay dormant for several years, but as it turned out that was just an incubation period.

The Tasmanian technical death metal outfit is finally releasing new album “Sounds of the End,” which is exactly what it sounds like – a musical exploration of the utter destruction of humanity by forces far beyond our control.

If you are ready to experience the devastation, you can stream the full album right here.

Now Mephistopheles vocalist Matthew "Chalky" Chalk has checked in with Metalunderground.com to explain what went on in the intervening years between the albums and discuss the crazy cover artwork featuring avian-on-fish mayhem. More...

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