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Metal News for October 10, 2012

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Unida Reuniting For One Show

Cult American stoner band Unida will be reuniting for one show at the Whisky A Go Go on November 24th, along with Witchburn and All Hail The Yeti. Unida features former Kyuss/current Kyuss Lives! vocalist John Garcia. Unida had marked it's return to the stage on August 10th in the Coachella Valley venue The Hood Bar & Pizza. The Unida line-up will feature Michael Cancino on drums, Arthur Seay on guitar and his twenty year old nephew Owen Seay on bass. Unida recruited him on bass since they wanted some young blood with little or no baggage.


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Powerworld Reveals New Vocalist

German metal band Powerworld has enlisted American vocalist David Reece (Accept, Bangalore Choir) to replace Andrew "Mac" McDermott, who recorded the vocal parts on the band's second album "Human Parasite" in 2010 and passed away in August 2011.

Rumors that interim shouter Michael Bormann would sing on the upcoming album have proved unfounded. Bassist Ilker Ersincomments : "It's true that we briefly toyed with the idea, but for various reasons we decided not to follow it up." Ersin is all the more happy about his new colleague, David Reece: "It's an amazing experience for me to be working with an American instead of a European musician for the first time in my career, especially since David is an experienced vocalist. The first songs he recorded for Powerworld have confirmed my expectations."

Reece, who succeeded Udo Dirkschneider on the Accept album "Eat The Heat" in 1989, went on to tour with Accept and then founded Bangalore Choir before releasing his solo debut "Universal Language" three years ago. Reece comments: "Powerworld sounds more progressive and intense than the stuff I recently worked on. I feel that my voice suits their material perfectly, and I'll work hard on delivering my optimum performance. I'm glad to be back home, because being married to a German woman, Germany is my favorite country in Europe."

The new album will be called "Virtuality" and has been scheduled for release in spring 2013. According to Ersin, it's not a concept album but a recording which "reflects the madness in the virtual and also in the real world." Stylistically, Virtuality is a mix of modern metal with progressive influences and classic hard rock. Reece states: "We can hardly wait to introduce the new material to our fans and go on stage with them as soon as possible, particularly since we have found our ideal record company in SPV."

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Voivod Announces Upcoming Live Shows

Canadian metal pioneers Voivod have released the first single from their upcoming 13th studio album, "Target Earth" (due out January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America), today. "Mechanical Mind" is now available on all digital platforms. The "Mechanical Mind" 7" vinyl will be available exclusively at CM Distro soon (with the Voivod skull etching by the band's own drummer Away as the "b-side"). The 7" will be available in the following colors and quantities:

300 black
100 red
100 blue

To hear "Mechanical Mind," please head over to Pitchfork.com for the track stream.

Voivod has also announced the band's only U.S. appearance this year: on November 17th, the group will support Neurosis in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theater. For more event information, click here. Voivod's upcoming tour dates are: More...

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Paradox Unveils "Tales Of The Weird" Art

The new Paradox album “Tales Of The Weird” will be released this coming December 14th. The album was produced by Charly Steinhauer and mixed & mastered by V. Santura at Woodshed-Studio in Landshut, Germany. "Tales Of The Weird" also includes guest appearances by Bob Katsionis (Firewind) and Gus Drax (Sunburst). The cover artwork, available below, was created by Claudio Bergamin.

The “Tales Of The Weird” track listing is as follows:

01. Tales Of The Weird 9:19
02. Day Of Judgement 4:15
03. Brutalized 5:27
04. Fragile Alliance 6:24 (w. Gus Drax)
05. Escalation 4:15
06. Brainwashed 7:33
07. Slashdead 4:53
08. Zeitgeist 1:53
09. The Downward Spiral 3:42
10. A Light In The Black 7:18 (bonus track) (w. Bob Katsionis) More...

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Paragon Reveals "Force Of Destruction" Details

Paragon will release "Force of Destruction" this coming October 19th through Napalm Records, and the new album's track listing is:

1. The Last Day On Earth
2. Iron Will
3. Tornado
4. Gods Of Thunder
5. Bulletstorm
6. Blood & Iron
7. Blades Of Hell
8. Dynasty
9. Rising From The Black
10. Demon´s Lair
11. Secrecy
12. Son Of A Bitch (Bonus Track) (Accept Cover)
13. Blood & Iron (Bonus Track) (Vocals Andreas Babuschkin & Kai Hansen) (Remix)

Napalm Records comments on the release:

"Traditionally forged Heavy Metal! For more than 20 years, the Heavy Metal institution has been example for how German steel has to be forged - no-holds-barred, heavy and on maximum volume! The new album 'Force of Destruction' stays true to the band's creed and fires from all cylinders. Heavy riffs, pounding drums, melodic hooklines and catchy refrains turn songs like 'Iron Will' or 'Bulletstorm' into anthems of the genre.

"In each and every second, every song on the album breathes the band's fighting spirit and sense of the tradition. The longplayer was produced by sound wizard Piet Sielck, who has already lent his talents to bands like Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian or Iron Savior. He gave 'Force of Destruction' a crystal-clear and heavy sound. The limited first pressing includes the exclusive bonus track 'Blood & Iron' that features Piet Sielck & Kai Hansen on guest vocals. Heavy Metal fans know what to do!" More...

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Just For Fun

Amon Amarth Releases Red Wine

You can now get your very own Amon Amarth Shiraz red wine, which the band describes as "a must at any classy dinner party or as a gift to the wino friend," and the vikings have further encouraged fans to "Drink irresponsibly!" with.

Ordering info is available over at this location. The question of dozens of Facebook Amon Amarth fans will be repeated here: why wasn't this a mead instead?!?!

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August Burns Red Posts Animated Video

August Burns Red's new Christmas album "Sleddin' Hill" has been released now, and in celebration the band has posted an animated video for "Flurries." Check out the clip below. The complete track listing for "August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album" is as follows:

1. Flurries
2. Frosty the Snowman
3. Sleigh Ride (available for streaming here)
4. God Rest Ye’ Merry Gentlemen
5. Jingle Bells
6. Oh Holy Night
7. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
8. Sleddin’ Hill
9. Little Drummer Boy
10. Winter Wonderland
11. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
12. Carol of the Bells (2012)
13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas More...

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Ultimatum Reveals "Heart Of Metal" Details

Christian thrash metal outfit Ultimatum is celebrating 20 years as a band in 2012 and the group has completed recording four brand new tracks which are scheduled to be a part of "Heart of Metal – 20 Years of Ultimatum." The collection is set for release on October 30th, 2012.

The remainder of the tracks are a selection that encompass the band’s back catalog as suggested and voted on by the fans. The track listing will be as follows:

1. Blood on a Thousand Hills (4:02)
2. Scattered (Body Parts) (3:58)
3. Hook Line & Sinker (5:50)
4. Rip ‘n’ Tear (4:02)
5. Heart Of Metal (remix) (4:40)
6. Locked In Chains (remix) (3:12)
7. Mortal Stomp (2008) (5:32)
8. Blink (2007) (remix) (2:43)
9. Deathwish (5:51)
10. One For All (5:24)
11. Into The Pit (3:08)
12. Temple Of The Spirit (3:20)
13. Crash Course (5:33)
14. Never (4:03)
15. Puppet Of Destruction (4:19)
16. Gutterbox (5:02)
17. Darkest Void (3:59)
18. Symphonic Extremities (4:31) More...

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Gruesome Stuff Relish Readying New Album

Spanish death grinders Gruesome Stuff Relish signed with Germany's FDA Rekotz earlier in the year and the trio plans to drop a new album entitled "Sempiternal Death Grind" on January 25th, 2013 on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats. If you're in the neighborhood, catch Gruesome Stuff Relish at the Bloodshed Festival in Holland this coming weekend. For details visit the festival's website. Below is the tracklisting and cover art for the upcoming release "Sempiternal Death Grind."


1. A Date With Fulci
2. Desecrated
3. Deadlicious Feast
4. S.O.S.
5. They Are The Plague
6. End Is Near
7. They Follow Your Scent
8. Became A Zombie
9. Gruesome Stuff Relish
10. Sex Drugs & Grind
11. In Death We Breath
12. Scratching The Violet Velvet


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Tangorodrim Announces Split With Salute

U.K. act Salute has announced a new split release with Tangorodrim is coming through Doomentia Records. A teaser trailer for the split is now available for viewing below. Tangorodrim comments:

"The beast returns - unholy from the hooves to the horns. Ugly split of Salute & Tangorodrim out soon on Doomentia Records. Have a doze of venomous riffs and spread the word."

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Nephelium Comments On Winning "Best Metal" Award

After releasing "Coils of Entropy" (reviewed here) at the beginning of 2012 Nephelium now announces a win in the "Best Metal" category at this year's Toronto Independent Music Awards. Nephelium, originally from Dubai but now established in Toronto, comments:

"We're truly honored by this TIMA award and like to thank our fans, the local scene and all the amazing metal bands through our beautiful country of Canada for supporting our music that we pour our blood and sweat into, along with a special thanks to our team Jon Asher & Barbara Pavone from Asher Media Relations and Rich Gaggi from Blacktooth Entertainment for all their amazing magical work and support. Long Live Canadian Metal! Support It & Never Give Up The Fight!!! Alex Zubair & The Boys From Nephelium!"

The nominees for "Best Metal" included:

Thirdrite
Blind Race
The Marked
Sumo Cyco
Nephelium

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Devin Townsend To Stream "Retinal Circus"

On October 27th, renowned multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and now ringleader, Devin Townsend is gearing up for one of his biggest accomplishments to date: The Retinal Circus. Set to take place at London's historic Roundhouse venue, this one-night only event has been sold out for over a year now; however, fans worldwide can still watch this event live online, thanks to Northern Music Company & InsideOut Music in association with Live Music Stage.

To watch Devin Townsend's Retinal Circus online, visit this location to purchase your tickets (tickets can be bought now for £7.99, which is roughly $13 and €10; paypal and all major credit cards are taken).

Devin describes the Retinal Circus as: "a retrospective of my career in music to date, with the central theme being a metaphor of how life and the adventures therein are a 'circus' of sorts. The show involves a cast of characters and guests that support this theme through carnival type performances. A story about how a troubled young man dreams of fantastic scenarios, (illustrated through the music of my back catalogue), which ultimately crests in the characters realization that life is all about the relationships we have with each other. This is the first opportunity I have been given to make theatrical representations of my music."

This three hour plus performance will include:

- A retrospective of Devin Townsend's entire career
- Full choir and theatrical cast
- Visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date
- Several special guests
- Circus and carnival performances and cast
- Art exhibit of Devin's albums, including explanations of each album

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Imperial Releases New Video Clip

French act Imperial has posted a new video clip online for "Tu Vas Crever," which was directed by Sylvain Pelissier and can be viewed below. "Tu Vas Crever" comes off the band's 2011 released "Chaos" album. You can stream the full album over at bandcamp here.

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Cliteater Reveals "Cliteaten Back To Life"

Cliteater, which was covered in the goregrind edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has posted artwork online for an upcoming release titled "Cliteaten Back To Life," which can be viewed below.

"Cliteaten Back To Life" is due out in 2013 via War Anthem. Additional details on the follow-up to 2010's "The Great Southern Clitkill" will be announced as they are made available.

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Fetal Exhumation Streaming New Track

Ontario slam death band Fetal Exhumation has just posted a new track onto it's ReverbNation page. That song, "Tied to the Bed and Splattered On," will be on its next release. Fetal Exhumation recently recruited vocalist Zach from the band Whore Torture. The second song that is posted on the page, "Digestive Bowel Reflux," comes from the band's "Shit Pile" EP which was released earlier in the year. That four song endeavor is being offered to fans in download form over on Fetal Exhumation's Facebook page. Stream the new song below.

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Forcentury Signs With Mighty Music

The Danish melodic heavy metal band Forcentury has signed with Mighty Music and will release second opus “Revelant” on December 3rd, 2012. The cover artwork is available after the jump, and Mighty Music commented:

"Forcentury embraces music from power metal to progressive metal with an unmistakable classic rock twist that draw inspirations from both the 80s pioneers (such as Iron Maiden and Helloween) and the contemporary inheritors (such as Symphony X and Pagan's Mind). The quintet has existed for four years now and from day one a solid work ethic has been their core value – along with great passion for the music that they play. The complex compositions including twin guitars and soaring keyboards, yet always with a thread running through it, are tied together by the distinct classical AOR-sounding, forceful, vibrating vocal of the lead singer Johnn Thunder. The lyrics reveal issues such as the flaws of society, state of the world and the imperfection of man.

"The new album 'Revelant' is recorded and engineered at the Copenhagen-based Earplug Studio (Mercyful Fate, Hank Shermann’s Demonica, Force of Evil, Fate, Pitchblack, Iron Fire, etc.). It has been mixed and produced at Denmark’s legendary Medley Studios by Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Marco Mendoza, Mike Tramp, Artillery, Oliver Weers, etc.). The artwork for 'Revelant' has been made by Swedish artist Monowasp and is a continuation of the landscape, machinery and mood of the cover art from the debut album. Check out the track 'Seal of the Sinner' from 'Relevant' below." More...

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Serenity Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Serenity, which recently performed at the Prog Power 2012 USA festival, has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming tour dates:

"Serenity wants to inform you that we had to cancel all shows for Nov/Dec 2012 in the Netherlands as support to the dutch band Delain.

"Please believe us that this was a really hard decision for all of us as there is no worse case scenario than cancelling a show. But to keep close to our tight time schedule for the upcoming album there - disappointingly - was no other way as release dates are already fixed. More on that very soon...

"In conjunction with the release of the next album we will tour all over Europe again. Promised... Also therefor a lot of dates are already fixed and we will release all info as soon as ALL DATES are fixed.

"We know that a lot of people have been looking forward to our shows with Delain. We will do everything to give you a new chance to see us. So please keep close to our website and our Facebook channel as we announce tour dates for 2013 in the coming months..."

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Dying Fetus Guitarist In New Louder Education Clip

Metal Injection and Peavey have presented "Louder Education," a new collaborative show starring Testament shredder Alex Skolnick, Sound Of Urchin's Chris "Tomato" Harfenist, and the students of T.H.O.R. (Tomato's House of Rock). Each week on the series, a new special guest is invited to Tomato's House of Rock, to discuss their journey in the music business, provide educational tips for the growing artists, and round off the show with a kick-ass jam with the kids.

On this edition, founding Dying Fetus guitarist John Gallagher stops by to talk about his band's beginnings, how the band name was picked, fun anecdotes about dealing with customs, scary moments on stage, and the meaning behind "Kill Your Mother, Rape Your Dog." John ends the show jamming with the THOR students on the famous track.

Watch the new episode through Metal Injection here or in the player below. More...

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SSS Kicking Off European Tour

British crossover thrashers SSS are due to kick off a mini tour tonight - Wednesday, October 10th - in Bristol, UK.

The "Overgrown" tour will see the band performing a string of shows in the UK, Belgium, and Netherlands, including a performance at Bloodshed Fest in Eindhoven on October 13th. SSS frontman Foxy comments:

"We have been underground writing new music. It's finally time to crack the crust from our eyes and get out and play it. We only like to tour when it's worthwhile. So a slew of new concrete skateparks, hectic European festivals and touring with Negative Approach are more than good enough reasons."

SSS bassist Mark Magill adds: "Can't wait to get out on tour this week. A few shows on our own, then hitting the mighty Bloodshed fest to catch up with mates old and new, and finishing off with a run playing with Negative Approach. Perfect. The thing I'm most looking forward to is Glasgow - deep fried black pudding. It's been too long."

See SSS on tour at the following shows: More...

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Incantation Reveals Cover Art And Tracklisting

U.S. death metal pioneers Incantation have revealed the cover art and track listing for their anticipated new album, "Vanquish in Vengeance." The long-awaited followup to 2006's "Primordial Domination," "Vanquish in Vengeance" carries a recurring lyrical theme that addresses the countless acts of genocide in the name of religion throughout our history. Guitarist/vocalist John McEntee comments:

"The title track is about the massacre of Saxons in the town of Verdun in 782, called on by order of King Charlemagne. As an album title it has a different meaning to me. 'Vanquish in Vengeance' symbolizes the long history of the band. We have fought many battles over the years to keep things going. We have always stayed true to our original vision and have never caved into trends. After a long wait between albums we are back with a vengeance with some of our darkest and heaviest material to date."

"Vanquish in Vengeance" was recorded at Mars Studio with Bill Korecky and mixed by Dan Swano at Unisound Studios, with cover art courtesy of Worthless. The cover art and tracklisting of the album follows below. More...

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Deicide Members Record Dayglo Abortions Cover

Steve Asheim (Order Of Ennead), Glen Benton, and Jack Owen (Ex-Cannibal Corpse) of Deicide joined Cannibal Corpses's Rob Barret to record a cover track that will be included on an upcoming Dayglo Abortions tribute compilation.

The cover will be mixed by producer/engineer/manager Rob Shallcross and was recorded at DEG Entertainment Studios in St Petersburg, FL. The tribute compilation, presented by Cruzar Media, is being produced by Shallcross and is slated for release early next year. Last month 3 Inches of Blood also recorded a Dayglo Abortions cover track with Rob Shallcross that will appear on the compilation.

Earlier this year Cruzar Media and intergalactic shock rockers Gwar teamed up to bring fans a tribute to the Dayglo Abortions 1993 anti-censorship anthem "Isn't This Disgusting," which was recorded by the late GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot (aka 'Flattus Maximus') at his Karma Productions studio in Virginia. "Isn't This Disgusting" is being released in memory of the late Cory Smoot and all proceeds from the single will go to the Smoot Family Fund. Donations to the fund can be made at this location.

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Meek Is Murder Reveals New EP Details

Meek Is Murder, which was covered on the New York edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has announced full details on an upcoming new sci-fi themed EP, titled "Into the Sun Where It Falls Off the Sky."

The digital-only EP is set for an October 30th, 2012 release date. This is the band’s first official new release since 2011’s LP debut Algorithms (MetalSucks digital/Granite House Records vinyl), recorded by Kurt Ballou of Converge. The following press release was issued about the EP:

"The 5-song EP assaults listeners with Meek’s special brand of techy, chaotic hardcore and manages to get in-and-out in about 7 minutes. The EP was engineered and mixed by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mike Portnoy, and Foxy Shazam) along with producer and guest vocalist Jesse Korman of The Number 12 Looks Like You. Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky was mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon) at West West Side Music." More...

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Escopeta Roja Streaming New Album

Mexico City hardcore metallers Escopeta Roja have just released their "Rios de Sangre" album and are streaming all seven songs from it, along with the track "Invictus," over on their ReverbNation page. Stream that album below in the widget. "Rios de Sangre" marks the fourth album for Escopeta Roja, who have been in action since 1998 after forming in the town of Cuajimalpa.

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Bagheera Streaming Songs From New Album

Bagheera has posted four songs online from the band's new album "Drift," which can be heard in the player below or over at bandcamp. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"After several months fully dedicated to create an original sound, Bagheera has released a few days ago its debut full-length album, 'Drift,' thanks to the great help of Hungry Ghosts Productions (Camion, Green Fairy, June Deville...) and Finisterian Dead End Records (Pictured).

"Ten straightforward tunes for a fresh mix between metal to hardcore, thrash to grunge with some feelings from death metal by a band from Lausanne (Switzerland), formed at the beginning of 2009, with the aim to play honest, personal and effective music. Four tracks extracted from 'Drift' are available for streaming on Bandcamp." More...

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Strife Posts New Album Making-Of Clip

Los Angeles, California's Strife is gearing up for the release of new album, "Witness A Rebirth," which will drop through 6131 Records in North America on November 6th. The full length is the band's first offering in 11 years and features 4/5 of the line-up from the classic "In This Defiance" album released in 1997.

Strife also recruited long-time friend, and founding member of Sepultura, Iggor Cavalera to record drums for "Witness A Rebirth," with Nick Jett (Terror, Rotting Out, Backtrack) handling production and Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed) mastering the release. Leading up to the release date, Strife has released episodic "making of" videos from the band's time recording "Witness A Rebirth." Check out the latest video below. More...

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Gandhi's Gunn Changes Band Name

Italian stoner doom band Gandhi's Gunn recently signed with Small Stone Recordings and decided to change the name of the band to Isaak. They will also reissue their last album "The Longer the Beard, the Harder the Sound" with bonus tracks under the new moniker. Here is a statement from the band posted on its Facebook wall:

"It's a new course, full of important choices starting with a very great news: a two-album WORLDWIDE contract with an American label. Scott Hamilton, founder and owner of Small Stone Records, the undisputed leader of worldwide stoner scene (responsible for the release of many albums by authentic icons as Acid King, Dozer, Los Natas, Sons of Otis, Solace, Might Could, Wo Fat, Five Horse Johnson, Skanska Mord and Dixie Witch among others), was enthusiastic about the project and sound of ex-Gandhi's Gunn and wanted the Genoese band in its roster."

"We are very proud to become part of the Small Stone family" the Ligurian band members say. "This label doesn't need any introduction and will surely provide us a worldwide visibility," continues the band "and this can only be the best possible start for a project that will give us huge satisfaction, for sure. We are proud of our hard work and progress so far. We are so pleased to have achieved such an important record recognition".

Isaak have signed a contract that will provide for the remastered reissue of 'The Longer The Beard, The Harder The Sound' including some unreleased bonus tracks, and a new full length planned for the end of 2013. "We're going to be able to announce our first European tour supporting an important American band," the members of ex-Gandhi's Gunn also reveal, "and we're also planning our first U.S. tour during 2013 under the aegis of Small Stone."

"In the meanwhile we've started writing the songs for our new album, that will hopefully be considered a starting point for a new era in our history.. so, after celebrating the record deal, the time has come to give life to ISAAK, a band born to win a place of honor in the Heavy Rock world.
Gandhi's dead. Isaak was born."


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Vera Cruz Announces Tour Dates, Posts Lyric Video

Vera Cruz will release new album “Skinandteethandnails” on November 16th (next January 8th in North America) and will hit British roads for 10 days with What The Night Brings starting this Friday. Here are the tour dates:

12 Oct 12 Cheltenham (UK) 2 Pigs
13 Oct 12 Swindon (UK) 12 Bar
14 Oct 12 Derby (UK) The Vic Inn
15 Oct 12 Southampton (UK) King Alfreds
16 Oct 12 Dunfermline (UK) PJ Molloy's
17 Oct 12 Dundee (UK) Beat Generator
18 Oct 12 Glasgow (UK) Audio
19 Oct 12 Aylesbury (UK) The White Swan
20 Oct 12 Stoke (UK) TBA
21 Oct 12 Newport (UK) 200 Club

The band also posted a lyric video for the song “Dunwich,” taken from “Skinandteethandnails." Check it out below. More...

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Hangman's Chair Streaming Album

Parisian doom metal band Hangman's Chair is streaming its latest release "Hope///Dope///Rope" over at bandcamp. The seven-song stoner metal release follows the split 7" that Hangman's Chair put out earlier in the year with Drawers, which can be streamed on the same page. The new Hangman’s Chair LP, the band's third, can be summed up in three words: HOPE///DOPE///ROPE.

As the band states: "All drugs to cure yourself, 7 ways to kill yourself, satisfaction guaranteed. Take a last trip into Paris' 'Ville Lumière' in its grimiest alleys through heavy, slow, down-tuned music and finally meet a generation of visionary-maniac-dope fiend-depressive-paranoid-freaks."


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Order Of Isaz Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Gothic act Order of Isaz. Led by Necrophobic front man Tobias Sidegård, the Swedish band recently finished recording a debut album, which will be released next year.

The band issued the following statement: “Season of Mist was the obvious choice for Order of Isaz after having released many great bands such as Watain, Morbid Angel, Mayhem, and Ace Frehley among others.”

You can also check out a previously posted video for the song "Drowning" below. Further details on the upcoming album will be announced as they are made available. More...

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The Secret Streaming New Song

With fourth LP "Agnus Dei" nearing North American release on October 23rd via Southern Lord, Western Italy’s hate force The Secret has dropped another preview of the album. Check out the song "Post Mortem Nihil Est" through Pitchfork right here.

States founding vocalist Marco Coslovich on the lyrical direction of the track: “The song is about people being in debt with society since the day they were born and having zero chance to get rid of it until the day they die.”

This November and December The Secret will storm Europe on tour supporting Converge, Touché Amoré, and A Storm of Light, with much more tour action to be announced into the new year. More...

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End Of September Posts Behind The Scenes Video

Swedish female-fronted act End of September has posted behind the scenes footage online from the shooting of the "Isolated" music video, which can be viewed below. You can also find more music from the band and additional info on End of September at Facebook here.

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Kylesa Streaming Song From New Collection

"End Truth," a new song included on Kylesa's upcoming archival collection: "From The Vaults, Vol. 1" (out November 20th via Season of Mist), is streaming now at Pitchfork here.

The Savannah-based outfit recorded the song as band members Phillip Cope and Laura Pleasants poured through their weighty archive of unreleased and uncompleted tracks in preparation for the forthcoming 12-song collection. Amongst the rarities included on "From The Vaults, Vol.1" are "Inverse" as well as a cover of Buzzoven's "Drained."

Kylesa recently released a video montage featuring behind-the-scenes footage and photos set to music from the collection. Check it out below. The "From The Vaults, Vol. 1" track listing is as follows:

1. Intro **
2. Inverse **
3. 111 Degree Heat Index ***
4. Between Silence and Sound II ***
5. Paranoid Tempo **
6. End Truth *
7. Bottom Line II ***
8. Wavering **
9. Bass Salts **
10. Drained **
11. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun **
12. Drum Jam **

* New
** Previously unreleased/limited availability
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Kissin' Dynamite Posts New Music Video

German traditional metal/hard rock band Kissin' Dynamite posted a new music video for the song "Six Feet Under." The song appears on the band's third and latest LP "Money, Sex & Power" issued this year through AFM Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.

Check out "Six Feet Under" here:

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Germán Pascual Streaming Debut Solo LP In Full

Divinefire vocalist Germán Pascual (Ex-Narnia/Ex-Mind's Eye) is streaming the new LP "A New Beginning" in full at his official website over at this location. The debut solo release was issued on October 7, 2012 through Nightmare Records/Sony/Red in North America.

Special guest musicians on the album include Carl-Johan "CJ" Grimmark (Narnia/Fires Of Babylon/Rob Rock) and bassists Per Schelander (Pain of Salvation/Royal Hunt) and Raphael Dafras (Almah/Seven Horizons).

A review for "A New Beginning" can be found over at this location. More...

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Epysode Posts Behind The Scenes Video On Writing

Belgium based supergroup Epysode, featuring guitarist Samuel Arkan, posted a behind the video on the band's writing for the upcoming sophomore release. Epysode features members from Pain of Salvation, At Vance, Ethernity, Adagio, Communic and more. In 2008, the album "Obsessions" was released through AFM Records.

The band previously posted pre-production instrumental demo snippets, which can be viewed over at this location.

The following video features Arkan and keyboardist Julien Spreutels:

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The Sorrow Posts Trailer For LP "Misery-Escape"

Austrian melodic metalcore act The Sorrow posted up a trailer for the band's forthcoming LP "Misery-Escape." The album is scheduled for release on October 26, 2012 through Napalm Records. The release will come in digital, CD and a limited first edition 6 page digipack with two bonus tracks.

The track list for "Misery-Escape" is as follows:

1. Retracing Memories
2. The Escape
3. Burial Bridge
4. My Oblivion
5. A Reason
6. Buried in the Deep
7. A Thin Red Line
8. Perspectives (see lyric video at this location)
9. Lost Chapters
10. Dead Home
11. Follow the Lights

Limited Edition Bonus Tracks:

12. Nails & Daggers
13. Hold on Hope

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Persona Non Grata Posts New Music Video

Greek progressive metal act Persona Non Grata posted a new music video for the track "Lend Me A Hand." The song appears on the band's 2011 Massacre Records release entitled "Quantum Leap."

Check out "Lend Me A Hand" here:

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Amaranthe Posts Second In Studio Clip, Bass Tracks

Amaranthe posted the second in a series of in studio videos on the band's recordings of the, yet untitled, sophomore LP. The album is scheduled for a 2013 release through Spinefarm Records. In this installment, Johan Andreassen (Ex-Engel) lays down the bass tracks. The first video can be viewed over at this location.

Check out part two here:

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