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Metal News for October 11, 2012

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Kemilon Streaming Songs From "Twisted Storm"

Montreal's power metal act Kemilon has posted several tracks online from the band's "Twisted Storm" album. Check out "Ocean of Insanity," "The Gates of Heavy Metal," and "Night Shades" in the clips below, and additional songs from the album can be streamed at the Maple Metal Records YouTube page here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Beyond Frontiers
2. Ocean of Insanity
3. The Gates of Heavy Metal
4. Night Shades
5. Wormhole
6. Sons Of Lies
7. The Glow
8. Warriors Of Space
9. The Revolution
10. Twisted Storm More...

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Dead Shape Figure Posts Chinese Footage

Dead Shape Figure has posted a video report online featuring clips of the band's time in China last month, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the progress of a new album:

"Okay some major news: Our third-yet-untitled-album is not gonna be out during this year... It has not yet been mixed and the deadline is now till the end of next month. It's kind of sad cause we really really wanted the album to be out before we go on tour with Iced Earth, Evergrey, and Steel Engraved on December but no can do. We are definitely gonna release some stuff during December but the actual album will be out later next year..."

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Textures Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

Textures guitarist Bart Hennephof has released a guitar playthrough video of the song "Denying Gravity" from the band's 2006 album "Drawing Circles." Watch the video clip below.

The band also prviously released a lyric video for "Singularity," from their 2011 release "Dualism," which can be found here. Textures will be performing in Nepal this weekend, along with upcoming shows in the U.K. and the Netherlands to finish off a busy 2012. Tour dates for 2013 will be announced soon. More...

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Acrania Streaming New Song

"Treason, Politics & Death," a brand new song from Mexico City-based act Acrania, can be downloaded for free at this location or streamed through the player below.

The track comes off the band's second album "An Uncertain Collision," which will be released on October 20th. The CD was recorded at Circo Volador Studios in Mexico City and was engineered and mixed by J.C. Chávez and Luis Oropeza. The album features artwork made by Eliran Kantor (Atheist, Testament, Sodom, etc.). The track listing is:

01. Treason, Politics & Death
02. Deceive The Pain
03. Now
04. A Praise To Madness
05. Revolutions & Tequila
06. But Not Today
07. Speartooth
08. Vallarta Nights
09. In My Land

Acrania's drummer J.C. Chávez stated about the band's new CD: "I think this time we found the 100% right mix, we finally managed to blend such different styles as Latin Jazz & Death/Thrash Metal, you're in for a surprise, imagine a Latin version of Orphaned Land mixed with Atheist, having instruments such as saxophone or trumpet leading the way into the unknown. It's metal, it's groovy, it's filled with fast riffs, double bass attacks and brutal groovy songs!" He added, "Artwork is a very important part of it all for us, that's why the only choice was Eliran Kantor, and as always, he delivered just what the album needed, his art instantly takes your imagination into another dimension, which is exactly what our music does." More...

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Theatre Nocturne Streaming New EP Online

New York's Theatre Nocturne has released a new EP titled "Anhedonia," and the release can be purchased over at bandcamp or streamed in its entirety through the player available below. The track listing is as follows:

1. To Visit My Flesh 03:34
2. Nepenthe And Lavender 05:03
3. An Apostate In Passion 03:46
4. A Glimpse Into The Savage Garden 04:46
5. Anhedonia 09:29 More...

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Keoma Streaming New EP

Finnish act Keoma has released a new EP titled "Otvot's Orbit," which can be heard at bandcamp or in the player below. The band comments:

"Otvot's Orbit tells you a story of fallen Caesar who tries to regain his power by harnessing the powers of stars and black holes. In the end a black hole swallows him distorting his form and pulling him away in to another dimension orbiting in darkness thousands of light-years away to be found by unlucky cosmonauts. In theory there are 3 songs, but the songs are part of a longer story. Because of this, we pack the whole EP as one track, which is the way it was meant to be listened to." More...

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"Thrash Fuck Thrash Bash 4" Details Revealed

Following the success of the last three Thrash Fuck Thrash Bashes, Blacktooth Entertainment is proud to bring fans the fourth installment on Saturday, November 3rd at Hard Luck Bar (772 Dundas Street West).

A slew of bands, including Fatality, Aggressor, West of Hell, Mastery, Lethal Voltage and more, will take to the stage while DJ Cyndi Z will be spinning classic vinyl records all night. Details on the "Thrash Fuck Thrash Bash 4" are as follows:

Sat. Nov 3rd @ Hard Luck Bar - 772 Dundas Street W. Toronto (All Ages)
Fatality
Aggressor (Return show!)
West of Hell (Vancouver)
Mastery
Lethal Voltage
Eternal Judgment (Montreal)
More TBA

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Depths Of Hatred Recruits New Gutiarist

Montreal act Depths of Hatred has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:

"We'd like to take a moment to formerly introduce Christian Mongrain Theriault as our new guitarist. It's been over a year of playing with replacement guitarists and we couldn't be happier to have finally found the perfect fit for the band. We'll be playing all of our upcoming shows as well as recording the album with him.

"Stay tuned for a new promos, lyric video, playthrough video, upcoming shows and follow-up album updates. 2013, we're taking over."

You can also listen to the band's "Aversionist" album through the bandcamp player available below. More...

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Miss May I Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Troy, OH’s Miss May I is getting ready to hit the road on The AP Fall Tour 2012, sponsored by PeterSaysDenim, next Tuesday, October 16th. In celebration of the tour kick off, the band will be unveiling a new music video for the track "Day By Day" very soon.

You can now get a sneak peek fix of the video, as Altpress.com just leaked an exclusive new behind-the-scenes look at the video shoot, which you can view at this location.

For the upcoming tour dates Miss May I will receive direct support from California's The Ghost Inside, melodic metal act Like Moths To Flames, Australia’s modern metal quintet The Amity Afflication, and up-and-comers Glass Cloud. Dates are as follows: More...

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Hatebreed Finishes Work On New Album

Razor & Tie announces the addition of Hatebreed to its North American label roster. The band has completed work on its forthcoming new studio album which will be released in January, 2013 on Razor & Tie in United States/Canada and on Nuclear Blast in Europe and various additional international territories.

The new album will be the band's 6th official album to date, and the follow up to Hatebreed's self-titled album and also the covers album, "For The Lions" (both released in 2009). Hatebreed lead vocalist Jamey Jasta comments, "We're really excited to be working with such great people at both Razor & Tie and Nuclear Blast. We've made an awesome album and we're chomping at the bit to get it out and hit the road. Global domination begins now."

In a joint statement, Pete Giberga VP of A&R and John Franck SVP of Marketing for Razor & Tie comment, "Hatebreed's anthems coupled with their do-or-die work ethic continues to make them a dominant force in hardcore and metal today. Their inclusionary message and deep relationship with their fan-base also makes them a band that is built for these times. With the group playing some of the best shows of its career, their renewed sense of purpose has never sounded more steadfast and resolute than it does on this forthcoming new record."

The forthcoming new album was co-produced by Hatebreed, Zeuss (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall), and Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold). Wilbur also handled mixing duties on the new record. The new studio album will be supported by extensive global touring that will stretch well into 2014. More...

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Obelyskkh Streaming New Album

As "White Lightnin’," the second full-length from German quartet Obelyskkh, nears release on Exile On Mainstream next week, today Stereokiller is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire album. Check out the full stream at this location. The following press release was issued about the album:

"White Lightnin’ is a roaring tour de force of catchy, flowing sludge/doom with just the right amount of atmospheric properties to counter its skull-shattering low-end assault, drawing from pure filth through psychedelic soundscapes into postrock and back. The output of Obelyskkh is crushing but it also breathes some kind of repetitive mantra-like ambition, which clears the air here and there and thus declines total negativity.

"Amidst tours and live performances throughout Germany and abroad since their 2008 inception, White Lightnin’ follows-up Obelykkhs’s long-time-comin’ debut Mount Nysa, which was released in 2011 via now defunct German label Droehnhaus, nearly four years after the band’s formation. Following the immediately incredible response from the doom/sludge scene it received, the band decided against a massive gap until the next album, and over the turn of the year into 2011 set up camp with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Mr. Bungle, Eyehategod, High On Fire, Melvins, etc.) to capture, mix and master their new work."

"White Lightnin’" will see North American release on CD, LP, and digital download via Exile On Mainstream this Tuesday, October 16th.

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The Haarp Machine Posts New Album Preview

The Haarp Machine has posted a preview of the band's new album "Disclosure," which can be viewed below. "Disclosure" is set for release through Sumerian Records on October 16th (North America), October 15th (Europe), and October 19th (Australia/New Zealand). You can also check out the band's recently posted music video for "Pleiadian Keys" at this location.

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Darsombra Streaming New Songs Online

Baltimore-based transcendental drone/rock duet Darsombra is set to release newest LP, "Climax Community," onto North American audiences next Tuesday, October 16th. Today Decibel Magazine is hosting a stream of the LP’s expansive trio of new tunes at this location. The following press release was also issued about "Climax Community:"

"The act’s first official release for German riff-seekers Exile On Mainstream, Climax Community shows the duo expanding their avant-garde orchestrated audio layering/looping and paralleling visual displays to clever new territories with possibly the most adventurous material they’ve created to date."

Darsombra also has the following upcoming live appearance:

11/13/2012 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Hotgod (featuring Katrina Ford of Celebration), Human Host More...

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GWAR Heading Out On Tour

Intergalactic space mutants GWAR will kick off their North American tour dubbed the "Fate or Chaos" tour this Friday October 12th in Philadelphia, PA. The tour will run through November 26th wrapping up in Pittsburgh, PA. Direct support on the tour will be provided by DevilDriver, with Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder rounding out the bill.

GWAR lead throat thing Oderus Urungus spoke about the upcoming tour: "We are pleased as piss-punch to be back on the road with old buddies DevilDriver and Legacy of Disorder, and very stoked to also have Cancer Bats with us. They are from Canada right? Why do so many cool things come from a place they call America's Hat? Who is to say that America isn't Canada's sweater? No matter! With a nod to departed Scumdog Flattus Maximus, let the games begin with a BRAND NEW SHOW. Let the era of Pustulus Maximus begin!"

It was announced last week that Pustulus Maximus has now joined GWAR as an official Scumdog brother. Little is known about this being, other than that he has a skin condition where his face and feet are covered in painful pustules that can only be soothed by the application of savage metal, spoiled elephant semen, or oral sex. Pustulus is also rumored to be half-deaf, which leads him to yell at everyone, which he does often, because he is convinced everyone in the band is ignoring him when actually he just can't hear what they are saying. It is not known whether he crashed his Scumship into Antarctica or wandered up from the depths of GWAR's Antarctic fortress - all that is known is that he is here, now, and is ready to ROCK. More...

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Manduca Na Roça Streaming Album

Brazilian pornogrind band Manduca Na Roça is streaming all twelve tracks from its recent album "B.D.S.M." over on its ReverbNation page. All the songs can be streamed below in the player as well. Manduca Na Roça hails from Belem do Para, Brazil and incorporates some latin and Portuguese influences into brutal metal. The band already has a couple of releases to its credit, the album "Adoracao ao Fim do Mundo" and the split "Desejo Putrido" with the band F.U.C.K.


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Alestorm Touring With Epica

Premiere pirate metal band and Napalm Records recording artist Alestorm will be setting sail to North American waters once again, touring the United States and Canada this month and next as direct support to Epica.

The 28-date tour begins on October 23rd in Washington, DC and concludes November 24th in Baltimore, with three headlining Alestorm shows along the way. Also joining the tour will be Insomnium, System Divide, and Destiny Potato. Dates are available below.

For some awesome nautical mayhem, check out Alestorm's video of "Death Throes of the Terrorsquid" at this location. More...

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Ephel Duath Issues Album Update

The 6th full-length album from avant-garde metal band Ephel Duath will be released in spring 2013 via Agonia Records. The album title as well as album artwork have been set and will be revealed later this year.

The follow up to the "On Death and Cosmos" EP (reviewed here) will introduce a line-up change in the rhythmic section. All bass parts have already been recorded by Bryan Beller (Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, Dethklok, The Aristocrats, James La Brie, Dweezil Zappa) in replacement of Steve Di Giorgio. Marco Minnemann returns playing drums for Ephel Duath, which according to a press release "brings the creative relationship between drums and guitars to a dynamism never reached before by the band."

"Ephel Duath's new album is the musical statement I wish this band will be remembered for," comments Davide Tiso (founder/guitarist). "All I've learned or not learned musically, all I've always wanted my lyrics to be, live and breathe in these eight new songs. This album holds together all that Ephel Duath's music has touched in the last fifteen years and pushes its boundaries even further. I feel that a whole new expressive world is opening up to me and this band. My intent is to blindly follow this recent path and to bring Ephel Duath to higher and higher levels of intensity, riff after riff, song after song, with patience and obstinacy, an open heart and dedication."

In January Ephel Duath will enter Mana Recording Studios is St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan to record guitars and vocals and to mix the album. At the moment the band is busy putting the last touches on what will be the final guitars and vocals tracks. The band's current recording line-up is:

Karyn Crisis - vocals
Marco Minnemann - drums
Bryan Beller - bass
Davide Tiso - guitars

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Abysme Streaming Entire Album

U.S. death metallers Abysme are streaming their entire debut album "Strange Rites" via bandcamp. Check out the album below. The band just released the CD version on Hellthrasher Productions, and the vinyl treatment is due out by the end of 2012 through Blood Harvest Records. Abysme was formed in 2006 in Pittsburg by ex-Funerus member, Brad Heiple. The "Strange Rites" track listing is:

1. Scribbled In Dust
2. Beyond the Seventh Door
3. Formless
4. Annihilated Memory
5. Gift to the Gods
6. We Shall Sleep
7. Terminal Delirium
8. The Third Day
9. Fallen Colossus
10. Remarkable Conqueror More...

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Orden Ogan Streaming New Album's Title Track

The title track of the new Orden Ogan album is now available for streaming online. Crank up "To The End" in the SoundCloud player below. The album is scheduled for release on October 26th, 2012 via AFM Records and has the following track listing:

1. The Frozen Few
2. To The End
3. The Things We Believe In
4. Land Of The Dead
5. The Ice Kings
6. Till The Stars Cry Out
7. This World Of Ice
8. Dying Paradise
9. Mystic Symphony
10. Angels War
11. Take This Light

The band also recently released a new music video for the track "The Things We Believe In," which can be viewed here. More...

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Revocation Releases New Music Video

Massachusetts metallers Revocation have premiered a video for the song "The Grip Tightens," and the geriatric mayhem can be viewed through Revolver Magazine or in the player below. The Scion A/V video was directed by David Brodsky (Gwar, Immolation, Whitechapel).

Revocation's North American tour for this fall presented by Scion A/V begins October 18th in Trenton, NJ and runs through November 14th in Montreal, QC. Support on the tour will come from A Life Once Lost and KEN mode. A complete list of dates can be found below.

In conjunction with the tour, Scion A/V released a new EP from Revocation titled "Teratogenesis," which features the first recordings with the band's new bass player Brett Bamberger. Download this EP for free right here. More...

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Locrian Enters The Studio

The experimental artisans in Locrian have entered the studio to begin recording their Relapse Records full-length debut. The as-of-yet-titled album is being recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL. The album will then be mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson, this is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date. Multi-instrumentalist Andre Foisy commented on the new material:

“This is our most concise album yet. Our statements developed quickly compared to many of our other releases. We're all really into prog rock and we made this a concept album in musical and lyrical themes.

"Musically, side A ends in a trilogy of songs and side B ends in a quadrilogy. Each of these two tracks mirror each other in places. In addition to some musical themes that pop up in different places in the album, there are also some musical themes that harken back to our older catalog.”

Tentative track titles include “A Visitation From the Wrath of Heaven,” “Exiting the Hall of Vapor and Light,” and “Panorama of Mirror”. A spring 2013 release via Relapse is expected with more details to be announced shortly.

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Wintersun To Host Live Chat With Fans

Members of Finnish act Wintersun will be participating in a live video web chat on Monday, October 15th. Fans can visit this location at Noon PST / 3 pm EST / 9 pm CET on the 15th to speak with guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari and bassist Jukka Koskinen.

The new album "Time I" will be released October 19th (Europe) and October 22nd (North America) via Nuclear Blast and has the following track listing:

1. When Time Fades Away
2. Sons of Winter and Stars
I Rain of Stars
II Surrounded by Darkness
III Journey Inside a Dream
IV Sons of Winter and Stars
3. Land of Snow and Sorrow
4. Darkness and Frost
5. Time

The bonus DVD includes:
1. Land Of Snow And Sorrow (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
2. Darkness And Frost & Time (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
3. Sons Of Winter And Stars (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
4. Licks & Tricks Of TIME I With Each Band Member
5. Sons Of Winter And Stars – Project Demonstration (Interview at Jari´s Home Studio)
6. Photo Gallery (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)

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Saturnus Reveals New Album Details

Denmark's Saturnus has revealed the new album "Saturn In Ascension" will see release this coming November 30th, 2012 through Cyclone Empire. The track listing will be:

1. Litany Of Rain
2. Wind Torn
3. A Lonely Passage
4. A Fathers Providence
5. Mourning Sun
6. Call Of The Raven Moon
7. Forest Of Insomnia
8. Between
9. Limbs Of Crystal Clear (Digipack bonus taken from the band's 1994 demo tape)

To hear Saturnus' music, head over to the band's MySpace page here.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Co-Owner Discusses 2013 Lineup

Since 2006, Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF) has given the people of Austin, Texas a reason to cheer, laugh, sing, dance, mosh and play air guitar. While not as prolific as ACL (Austin City Limits) or as expansive as SXSW, which covers most of the city, Fun Fun Fun Fest is unique in the entertainment it offers.

Although every year presents plenty of heavy acts, Napalm Death, Tomahawk, Municipal Waste and Pallbearer are scheduled on this year's Black Stage on November 2-4, there are times when distorted guitars are absent. These moments are best served taking in a comedian’s act, riding a mechanical bull, playing video games or simply discovering a new band. Metal heads with wrist bands in need of further straining their neck tendons can attend a FFF Nites show for free and throw their horns to bands such as Brutal Truth.

Last year’s installment brought in Danzig, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Eyehategod and many other loud and extreme artists. Danzig’s set was dubbed “Danzig Legacy” because he performed shorts sets of all of his bands—Danzig, Samhain and Misfits. However, the festival was forced to cut his set short soon after launching into the Misfit’s segment. His reaction caused FFF co-owner Graham Williams to blog about the fiasco, which went viral on the Internet.

Since our article containing William's comments on working with Danzig became Metal Underground.com's most read article of the year, we figure we should ask Williams a few questions concerning this debacle. Additionally, he commented on the history of FFF, his criteria for booking artists, this year’s big surprises and what artists he hopes to secure for future festivals. More...

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ProgMayhem Trailer Posted Online

Utrecht (NL) celebrates the launch of a brand new rock festival as dB's Studio is hosting the first edition of ProgMayhem on October 13th, an evening with heavy rock and metal sounds and a variety of music styles. A trailer for the event can be viewed below, and the following press release was issued:

"ProgMayhem features progressive rock & metal, or simply 'prog' music. The genre of prog once started as 'symfonic rock' in the seventies, starring bands like Rush, Yes and Focus. Progressive music is known for it's melodies and technical complexity. Nowadays, bands like Dream Theater and Opeth are important names in the genre. ProgMayhem is organized by the Dutch band Alerion, who wants to provide a stage for new talent in the prog nusic genre and offer them the spotlight.

"ProgMayhem features four bands: headliner Ex Libris, combining heavy and technical metal with the operetic vocals of rockchick Dianne van Giersbergen, who recently graduated as Master of Arts in Music. Prog rock band Incidense, based in Utrecht, released their album 'Incarcerated' in 2011 and features strong male vocals. Upcoming talents Equisa show an impressive combination of heavy riffs and 'dream-like soundscapes'." More...

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Stagnant Waters Streaming New Song

Today, Stagnant Waters reveals the first track "Algae," taken from the forthcoming self-titled debut (reviewed here) set for worldwide release on October 29th through Adversum. Give the song a listen in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"A French-Norwegian entity, Stagnant Waters' self-titled debut is an awe-inspiring album of mutant music. Firmly rooted in extreme metal, Stagnant Waters present a highly radioactive mix of scathing guitars, otherworldly electronics, Dadaistic improvisation, uncompromising complexity, and unnatural tempos.

"Comprised of Norwegian vocalist Svein Egil 'Zweizz' Hatlevik (Fleurety, Umoral, ex-DHG/Dødheimsgard), drummer/electronics operator/clarinetist Aymeric Thomas (Pryapisme), and guitarist/bassist Camillle Giraudeau (Dreams of the Drowned, Smohalla), Stagnant Waters has recorded a spontaneous, experimental, and energetic album, a maximalistic, hedonistic, and animalistic celebration of unfettered creativity." More...

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Broken Hope Signs With Century Media

Century Media Records is pleased to announce the signing of reformed Chicago death metallers Broken Hope. Jeremy Wagner, BH's founder and chief lyricist/songwriter, comments:

"For years, I wanted to write a new Broken Hope album and see BH firmly placed with a new home. My dream came true as Broken Hope just signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. I've harbored great appreciation for CM and its stellar roster of artists since '88, and I'm extremely happy and grateful to see Broken Hope become part of the CM family. My sincere thanks to Robert Kampf and Maurizio Iacono for embracing our musical art. Watch for a new, sick and über-ferocious Broken Hope album to hit the globe in 2013!"

Bassist Shaun Glass adds: "After taking part of an amazing North American tour that saw the rebirth of Broken Hope, we are excited to be part of the mighty Century Media family. We promise to unleash one brutal and classic BH album next year!"

Century Media also issued the following history on the band: More...

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Nhorizon Posts Preview Of "Nightstalkers" EP

Italian progressive metal band Nhorizon posted a preview of the upcoming "Nightstalkers" EP. The EP is slated for a Halloween release. The band features Ex-Eldritch keyboard player Fabrizio Muratori and Ex-Athena drummer Alessandro Brandi. The EP is the follow up to the 2009 debut "Skydancers," which was issued through My Kingdom Music.

The following preview includes snippets from the songs "Nightstalkers" and "Restless":

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Mob Rules Streaming New Track "Close My Eyes"

German melodic metal act Mob Rules is streaming the first track "Close My Eyes" from the new album "Cannibal Nation" over at Metal Hammer Germany at this location. The band will stream one track per day through Metal Hammer Germany until the release date on October 19, 2012 through AFM Records.

The band also recently released a new music video for the track "Fire & Ice," which can be seen over at this location.

The track list for "Cannibal Nation" is as follows:

1. Close My Eyes
2. Lost
3. Tele Box Fool
4. Ice & Fire
5. Soldiers of Fortune
6. The Sirens
7. Scream for the Sun (May 29th 1953)
8. Cannibal Nation
9. Sunrise

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Naioth Releases Official Video

Chilean djent band Naioth has finally released the official music video for the track "Dance Of Light" that comes off the debut album of the same name. The video was directed by Mauricio Duran and produced by Naioth and Tejevientos Films, featuring real footage from ESO. With this release, the band begins a new chapter which includes tour dates and the release "Dance Of Light" on CD format. Watch the music video of "Dance Of Light" below.

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Cock And Ball Torture To Perform In Australia

A progenitor of pitch-shifted, porn influenced goregrind, and one of the most influential groups within the style, Germany's Cock and Ball Torture will make their first ever trip to Australia at the very start of 2013. After three full lengths and several EPs and splits and fifteen years together, the lurid lads decided it was finally time to make a trip to the "Land Down Under", and give Australia a taste of the aural filth they've been dishing up for one and a half decades.

Cock and Ball Torture - Bulldozing Australia 2013, will feature the support acts The Kill, The Day Everything Became Nothing and Tasmanian act Intense Hammer Rage and will take place on January 9th at The Bendigo and January 11th at The Tote in Melbourne. They have also scheduled three other dates in Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney. Get more details over at the show's event page.


Jan 04 The Wall Sydney, Australia
Jan 05 The Basement Canberra, Australia
Jan 09 The Bendigo Melbourne, Australia
Jan 11 The Tote Melbourne, Australia
Jan 12 The Squatters Arms Adelaide, Australia

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Sacred Warrior Posts Studio Video, New Song Stream

Chicago metal act Sacred Warrior posted an in studio video featuring the title track from the band's forthcoming album "Waiting in Darkness." The album's release date and further details have not yet been revealed.

Check out "Waiting in Darkness" here:

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Skálmöld Posts Full Album Preview

Icelandic viking metal act Skálmöld posted up a full preview of the forthcoming LP "Börn Loka." The album is scheduled for release on October 26, 2012 through Napalm Records. "Börn Loka" ("Loki's children") is a concept album that focuses on the story of the siblings Hilmar and Brynhildur. In order to achieve honor as a Viking warrior, Hilmar has to embark on a perilous journey, fight terrifying beasts and possibly make the biggest sacrifice imaginable. The album's artwork was created by the team of CCP/Eve Online

The track list for "Börn Loka" is as follows:

1. Óðinn
2. Sleipnir
3. Gleipnir
4. Fenrisúlfur
5. Himinhrjóður
6. Miðgarðsormur
7. Narfi
8. Hel
9. Váli
10. Loki

Check out the preview here: More...

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Blood Duster Readying New EP

Blood Duster has finally announced through its Facebook wall that its new five-song EP "SVCK" will be coming out shortly. The EP will be download-only and part of a full-length titled "KVLT" that the band will put out at a later date. Below is the cover artwork for the release, and in the words of the band, "We didn't want another boring gore grind cover with some dead shit on it."

Blood Duster's members have spent the last five years performing in all of the other Australian bands that the members do double duty in, such as Captain Cleanoff and The Day Everything Became Nothing. Look for Blood Duster to play five Bastardfest dates in the next month, with details on their Facebook page.

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Golden Resurrection Posts New Album Trailer

Sweden's Golden Resurrection, featuring by Ex-Narnia vocalist Christian Rivel (DivineFire/7 Days) and ReinXeed guitarist Tommy Johansson, posted an album preview for the new LP "One Voice For the Kingdom." The album is scheduled for release on November 21, 2012 (Japan) and January 18, 2013 (World) through Doolittle Group.

The track listing for "One Voice For the Kingdom" is as follows:

1. The Temple Will Remain
2. Spirit War
3. One Voice for the Kingdom
4. Night Light
5. Golden Resurrection
6. Can't Slow Down
7. Heavenly Metal
8. God's Mercy
9. Born for the Strangers
10. Moore Lord

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Pertness Posts Additional "Frozen Time" Trailer

Swiss melodic power metal band Pertness posted an additional trailer for the band's forthcoming third LP "Frozen Time," which features a partial stream of title track over in studio video footage. The album is expected for release on November 9, 2012 through Pure Legend/Kathargo a division of Pure Steel Records. The album is the follow up to the 2010 release "From the Beginning to the End."

The track listing for "Frozen Time" is as follows:

1. Frozen Time
2. My Will Is Broken
3. Farewell to Past
4. No More Messiah
5. Cold Wind of Death
6. I Sold My Remorse
7. The Last Survival
8. Lost in Time
9. Shadow Knights
10. The Eye of the Storm
11. The Star of the County Down

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Tank Posts New Music Video For "War Nation"

Legendary NWOBHM act Tank posted a new music video for the song "War Nation." The song is the title track from the band's eighth studio album which was released this past June through Metal Mind Production. This album is the band's second to feature Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Ex-Rainbow vocalist Doogie White (Cornerstone/Empire).

Tank will issue a new DVD "War Machine Live," featuring footage of its performances in Poland in 2011 and 2012, in addition to interview footage and this video. The DVD is scheduled for release on November 12, 2012 (EU) and December 11, 2012 (North America) through Metal Mind Production.

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Germán Pascual Posts New Music Video

Divinefire vocalist Germán Pascual (Ex-Narnia/Ex-Mind's Eye) posted a new music video for the song "If The Sky Would Fall" over at Nightmare Records' YouTube Channel (also shown below). The song appears from his debut solo release "A New Beginning." The debut solo release was issued on October 7, 2012 through Nightmare Records/Sony/Red in North America (see Metal Underground.com's review at this location). The album is streaming in full over at Pascual's official website.

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Crucified Barbara Posts New Music Video

Swedish female metal outfit Crucified Barbara posted up a new music video for the song "Rock Me Like the Devil" The song appears on the band's latest album "The Midnight Chase" which is now available via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Inronaut Posts Jam Footage, New LP In 2013

California progressive act Intronaut posted jam footage of the band jamming in the studio working on new material for the successor to the 2010 release "Valley of Smoke" (see Metal Underground.com's review at this location). A new release is expected in 2013.

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Macbeth (GER) Posts New Music Video

Erfurt, Germany based metal band Macbeth (not to be confused with either the Nordrhein-Westfalen OR Ingolstadt, Germany based bands of the same name), posted a new music video for the song "Kamikaze." The track is taken from the band's third and latest release "Wiedergaenger," which was recently released on September 28, 2012 through Massacre Records.

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