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Metal News for October 11, 2016

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Pit Stories: What Goes Around Comes Around

The time for another Tuesday Pit Story has officially arrived! This week's tale comes courtesy of vocalist Michael Ursini from Canadian rock group Uforia. Ursini shares the following story about dealing with an overly drunk dude (affectionately named Mr. TotallyFucked) during a live set:

Uforia’s last show was at the Cock & Pheasant in Streetsville Mississauga, a pub we’re very familiar with and have played many times. This time there was an exceptionally rowdy Hip fan. Of course we’re playing on the night of the big Tragically Hip concert and this guy is on all sorts of drugs and alcohol. We knew we were in for some kind of adventure with this dude offering us all kinds of intoxication (we did not accept any).

Like most nights at C&P the turnout is pretty much just our fans, no new faces except for Mr. TotallyFucked and his caretakers. Half way through our first song this guy is running across the dance floor knocking people over and exposing himself while screaming at the top of his lungs. Man boobs and butt-crack all over the place. It was all fun until he got up close to me and started bumping into my microphone stand. Twice he bumped the mic into my teeth. It really fucking hurt but I kept my composure and continued the song. After the third time I leaned over during a vocal break and asked him to stop with a serious, now I’m getting pissed, face. He tells me to fuck off and laughs in my face.

At this point I’m in revenge mode but still keeping a smile and putting on a good show for the fans. This dude continued his shenanigans and was getting sloppier by the minute. I waited for the perfect moment, where ‘buddy’ was once again fucking with my mic stand, and just rammed the back of the boom stand into his face. He fell on the floor with his bare ass out and was too fucked to get up. Good thing his friends didn’t notice and just assumed he fell because he was wasted like all the other times. I didn’t hit him hard, just enough to knock him off his already unbalanced stature. His friends carried him out and that was the end of super fucked up guy. We laughed about it for the rest of the night and had a great show.

Uforia released the "Fight or Flight" EP back in July and will next perform live in the Toronto area on October 21st at Horseshoe Tavern and November 12th at Hard Luck Bar. Check out a video clip for the EP's title track below. More...

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Selvans Releasing Split With Downfall Of Nur

Split releases are two-a-penny these days, but the new album from atmospheric black metal groups Selvans and Downfall Of Nur promises to be something quite different, with the two bands deciding they did not just want to take part in a split, but rather release a true collaboration in every sense of the word.

Instead of just producing individual recordings in a state of total disconnect, Italy’s Selvans and Argentina’s Downfall Of Nur have not only worked together on the overall concept of the album, they also perform on each others compositions.

The album will be released via Avantgarde Music on the 7th of November, 2016 and features the following track listing:

I. Intro/ SOL
II. Selvans – Pater Surgens
III. Downfall of Nur – Mater Universi
IV. Outro/ LUNA

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Furia Releasing New Album

Poland’s Furia will release a fifth full-length album on November 14th, 2016. Entitled "Ksiezyc milczy luty" (roughly translates to “Moon Silent Severe”) the album is scheduled to be released through Pagan Records.

Once again recording took place at Czysciec Studio, while mixing duties were fulfilled by the band’s vocalist/guitarist Nihil and mastering by Bartlomiej Kuzniak at Studio 333.

Furia was established in Katowice, Poland in 2003 and is part of the “Let the World Burn” collective which comprises multiple bands sharing the same members. This collective includes MasseMord, Furia, FDS, and Cssaba.

1. Za cma, w dym
2. Cialo
3. Tam jest tu
4. Grzej
5. Zabieraj lapska
6. Zwykle czary wieja

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Of Tyrants Posts "Confessor" Clip

Virginia Beach's deathcore behemoth Of Tyrants today presents a lyric video for newest single, "Confessor." This track comes from the band's debut full-length album, "A Step Into Darkness," which is scheduled for a spring 2017 release via Flagship Recordings.

"Confessor" is the first piece of new music from Of Tyrants since 2015's "These Days are Deadly" EP. The album was recorded by guitarist Stephen Lally Jr and vocalist Chris Lindsay and was mixed/mastered by Brandon Scurlark at Eltar Studios.

In reference to "Confessor," vocalist Chris Lindsay says this: "I was inspired to write the lyrics for 'Confessor' after reading a series of novels known as The Sword of Truth. The concepts and characters in the song are based off of events that take place throughout the books. Confessors have the power to control their victim's will with just one simple touch. The victim is committed to the Confessor's power instantly, and will do anything to serve and protect the Confessor who touched them.

"In addition, as part of the curse, they fall in love with the one who 'confessed' them, making the bond (or curse) of servitude even stronger. In the series, this power is mostly used for good, and a Confessor is destined to help a man who becomes the Seeker of Truth on his journey. I have always admired Confessors not only for the burden of power they are forced to carry, but for their beauty, resilience in and out of battle, and their high moral standards." More...

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Black Hole Generator Announces New Album

Fans of Black Hole Generator have had a long wait since the release of the band’s “Black Karma” MCD – ten years in fact! But now the wait is over, with debut full-length album “A Requiem for Terra” set to hit the streets through Dark Essence Records on the 18th November in CD, vinyl and digital formats.

The seven track album shifts between the bleak aural landscapes that depict a desolate world, and the frantic torrent of the abyss. Featuring artwork by Romanian designer Costin Chioreanu, the track listing for “A Requiem for Terra” is as follows:

1. A Requiem for Terra
2. Titan
3. Moloch
4. Beneath a Chemical Sky
5. Emerging Pantheon
6. Earth Eater
7. Spiritual Blight

While waiting for the release, you can still hear previous MCD "Black Karma" below. More...

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Varego Streaming Full New Album

Italian post sludge group Varego is now streaming new album "Epoch" in full - check it out below. Released on October 10th in CD/DD formats by Argonauta Records, "Epoch" is available to buy here.

Varego will perform the new album in its entirety November 6th at Skulls From The Sky Fest in Vercelli (Italy), sharing stage with label mates Suma, N ibiru, and Infection Code. Full details can be found at this location. More...

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Madder Mortem Streaming "Blood On The Sand"

With under a month to go before Madder Mortem's “Red In Tooth And Claw” hits the streets, Dark Essence Records has debuted the opening track “Blood on the Sand.”

“Red In Tooth And Claw” is the sixth full-length album from Madder Mortem, a band who has broken away from established genre boundaries to develop an experimental progressive sound, epitomized by Agnete M. Kirkevaag’s extensive vocal range that can express itself in the most tender of whispers or the harshest of screams.

The ten-track album will first be released on CD and digital formats this coming 28th of October, to be followed by the vinyl edition on the 9th December. With artwork by Christian Ruud, track listing for “Red In Tooth and Claw” is as follows:

1. Blood on the sand
2. If I could
3. Fallow season
4. Pitfalls
5. All the giants are dead
6. Returning to the end of the world
7. Parasites
8. Stones for eyes
9. The whole where your heart belongs
10. Underdogs More...

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Soilwork Kicking Off U.S. Tour

The "Fury Tour" kicks off this Friday, October 14th. Headlined by Swedish melodic metal band Soilwork, the trek will also feature support from Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross, and Darkness Divided.

Tickets are available now here and VIP packages are available through Show Stubs.

Starting today, fans can enter to win a pair of tickets to the "Fury Tour" date of their choice. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on Sunday, October 16th.

A winner for each date of the tour will be selected at random and notified via e-mail. Take part in the contest through MetalSucks.net here. More...

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Sacricifio Releasing Debut Full-Length Album

Iron Bonehead Productions, in conspiracy with Nuclear War Now! Productions, just set December 9th as the international release date for Sacricifio's debut album, "Guerra Eterna."

Hailing from Spain, Sacrificio caused a stir in the underground with the release of a self-titled mini-album in 2014. Chained in conservationism as a strict principle, the trio raised the banner of black metal's first generation and reinvigorated its standards with Sacrificio.

1. Sombras en la ciénaga
2. Razas del sepulcro
3. La marca del hereje
4. Depositio haereticorum
5. Ritos funerarios
6. Vástagos de la abominación
7. Centinela de los túmulos
8. Guerra eterna More...

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Anciients Posts 360 Degree Performance Video

Following a full stream of new album "Voice Of The Void," Vancouver group Anciients is now releasing a live performance clip for the song "Following The Voice."

The video, presented as a 360 degree virtual performance, is streaming now via the official Vancouver Sun Youtube channel. New album "Voice Of The Void" will be released on October 14th worldwide through Season Of Mist and was recorded by Jesse Gander at Rain City Recordings. The full track listing is:

1. Following the Voice
2. Buried in Sand
3. Worshipper
4. Pentacle
5. Descending
6. Ibex Eye
7. My Home, My Gallows
8. Serpents
9. Incantations More...

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Sarkom Unveils New Album

Dark Essence Records has announced details on the new album from veteran Norwegian black metallers Sarkom, which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd of December.

Titled “Anti-Cosmic Art,” the seven track album was originally intended to mark the band’s tenth anniversary, but was delayed due to a combination of personal and technical difficulties that often beset bands and skew carefully laid release plans.

Featuring guest appearances from Alfahanne's Pehr Skjoldhammer, guitar virtuosos Ronni Le Tekrø (TNT) and Peter Huss (Shining), as well as former Sarkom member Sagstad (Trollfest), the album artwork was crafted by Spectrvm Lvsitani and the track listing is as follows:

1. Previous associates, now as targets for the gun
2. Mind-abscess
3. Ruiners of our family tree
4. Seen through the eyes of a paedophile priest
5. Come, dear cancer
6. Black metal necrophilia
7. Sodomy and lust (Sodom cover) More...

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Sadokist Announces Vinyl Release

Blood Harvest Records has set December 22nd as release for the vinyl LP version of Sadokist's "Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns."

Originally released in 2014 on an extremely limited-edition tape, "Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns" soon became a cult classic with those lucky few who heard it. Duly possessed by its ancient 'n' anarchic charms, Blood Harvest felt compelled to release this bewitching attack of blackthrashing metal on the format it so truly deserves.

1. Poisoned Souls
2. Cult Fire
3. Damnatio ad Bestias
4. Udar Ghul
5. Darkness Prayer
6. Dreaming of War
7. ...Forever More...

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Circa Survive Re-Releasing "On Letting Go"

Equal Vision Records' alumni artist Circa Survive will release a deluxe version of sophomore album, "On Letting Go," via digital and vinyl formats in early 2017. The album was originally released on May 28tj, 2007 via Equal Vision Records and produced by Brian McTernan at Salad Days Studio.

To date, "On Letting Go" has sold nearly 150,000 units and initially remained on the Billboard Charts for over 12 weeks upon its release, including peak spots of #2 Independent, #3 Internet, #7 Top Rock, #7 Tastemakers, #24 Top 200 and #24 Top Album Sales Chart.

Today, Circa Survive has also announced an extensive full U.S. headline tour celebrating the ten year anniversary of "On Letting Go." The tour will kick off on January 12th in Boston, MA and wrap up on March 6th in Cleveland, OH. MewithoutYou and Turnover will perform as support on the entire run.

"So many moments on that record personified what Circa Survive was starting to become," reflects vocalist Anthony Green. "I'm really excited to revisit that with all of the knowledge we've been able to pick up since. It was a wild time in my life and it's kind of an escape for me now to go back to that and celebrate it!" More...

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Pain Is "Designed To Piss You Off"

The Swedish metal force Pain, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, will return to the road for the "Coming Home" tour 2016 this week. The band will join forces with The Vision Bleak, Dynazty, and Billion Dollar Babies.

Today, the band also released the brand new lyric video for the song "Designed To Piss You Off" via YouTube. Check it out below.

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Atoll Working On New Material

2017 is shaping up to be big year for Phoenix, Arizona death / slam outfit Atoll with a new recording in the works and performances slated for b oth the Nice To Eat You Fest in the Czech Republic and Las Vegas Death Fest.

The band also just signed a deal with Extreme Management Group. Commenting on the new deal, bass guitarist Cameron Broomfield states: "Atoll is thrilled to be joining forces with Extreme Management Group, and to be a part of their amazing roster. Atoll is primed for big events on the horizon."

Since forming in 2014, Atoll has eleased a debut full-length album titled "The Gathering Swarm" and a blood thirsty video clip for "Putrid Matriarch." The band has also toured extensively, sharing the stage with acts such as Nile, Deicide, Krisiun, and Origin as well as touring Europe alongside Fleshless.

These brutal desert dwellers have been left out in the sun for so long that the result looks and sounds terrifying - be prepared - Atoll is here to unleash death on the writhing masses! More...

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Avulsed Unveils "Deathgeneration"

Avulsed's crowd funded "Deathgeneration" is done and ready to be unleashed through Xtreem Music on November 1st.

"Deathgeneration" is a double album with 18 songs (75 min.) made of re-recorded tracks spanning the band's career to commemorate Avulsed's 25th anniversary and each song (except one that Dave Rotten reserved for himself) features legendary guest vocalists.

01. Amidst the Macabre (instr.)
02. Stabwound Orgasm
03. Breaking Hymens guest: Per Boder (God Macabre/Mordbrand)
04. Sweet Lobotomy guest: Chris Reifert (Autopsy)
05. Burnt But Not Carbonized guest: Antti Boman (Demilich)
06. Daddy Stew guest: Snencho (Aborted)
07. Addicted to Carrion guest: Will Rahmer (Mortician)
08. Dead Flesh Awakened guest: Rogga Johansson (Paganizer)
09. Powdered Flesh guest: Ludo Loez (Supuration/S.U.P)
10. Gorespattered Suicide guest: Mike Van Mastrigt (ex-Sinister/Neocaesar)
11. Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-mutilation) guest: Johan Jansson (Interment/Moondark)
12. Exorcismo Vaginal guest: Paul Zavaleta (Deteriorot)
13. Carnivoracity guest: Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram Chile/Criminal)
14. Sick Sick Sex guest: Ville Koskela (Purtenance)
15. Devourer of the Dead guest: Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates)
16. Horrified by Repulsion guest: Kam Lee (ex-Massacre)
17. Blessed by Gore guest: Bongo (Necrophiliac)
18. Red Viscera Serology guest: John McEntee (Incantation) More...

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Oddhums Streaming New EP

Oddhums is a Jaén, Spain based band formed earlier this year that just launched a debut EP titled "The Inception." The four tracks on display move between different genres from stoner doom, post-rock, grunge, and even sludge ambient.

The EP was recorded and mastered by Kike Gutiérrez at Black Bunker Records Studios and artwork was handled by Procesonegro Art Studios. All four songs are available below, and "The Inception" track listing is as follows:

01. Dimgaze
02. Big Brave
03. Wounds
04. Under Siege More...

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Across The Burning Sky Posts Lyric Video

The end is near! Nordic melodic death metal group Across The Burning Sky will release a new album on October 29th, 2016 and today a video for the track "Bloodlines" comes online.

"The End Is Near" features 11 tracks mastered by Pluto Neuber in the Mega Wimp Sound (Primordial, Necrophobic, Aeternus, Blood Red Throne) and can be pre-ordered here. The album's track listing is:

01. The Death March
02. Demons Rising
03. Towards The Sky
04. Sacrifice
05. Call Of The Ancient Gods
06. The Fourth Deadly Sin
07. Shadows Embrace
08. Ashes To Ashes
09. Bloodlines
10. The End
11. The Final March More...

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Wovenwar Posts "World On Fire" Drum Video

On October 21st, Wovenwar will release sophomore full-length album, "Honor Is Dead," via Metal Blade Records.

More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, "Honor Is Dead" was written with contributions from all members, while the music for Wovenwar was mostly written before vocalist Shane Blay joined the band.

Check out new single "World On Fire" below, along with a drum play-through for the track featuring Jordan Mancino. The new album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Confession
2. Censorship
3. Honor Is Dead
4. Lines in the Sand
5. World on Fire
6. Compass
7. Stones Thrown
8. Cascade
9. Silhouette
10. Bloodletter
11. 130 More...

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Jardín de la Croix Announces New Album

Having formed in the Spanish capital of Madrid in late 2006 it’s hard to believe that Jardín de la Croix is rapidly nearing a decade of faithful service in the field of progressive instrumental rock / metal.

Newly signed to Barcelona’s Aloud Music Ltd for the release of fourth studio album "Circadia" on December 9th, the band returned to Sadman Estudios earlier this year to work with producer Carlos Santos after the success of previous album "187 Steps To Cross The Universe" (2013). Check out a song below, and the new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Seventeen Years To Hatch An Invasion
2. Reversion
3. Intermareals
4. Green Architect
5. Trail From Alaska
6. Flowers And Carrion More...

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Okkultokrati Releases "Magic People" Video

As Norwegian cult Okkultokrati takes off on an extensive European tour supporting Trap Them this week, the band now unloads another new video from the Southern Lord-issued "Raspberry Dawn" LP.

Created for the album track "Magic People," Okkultokrati states about the video, "Our friend Øystein Wyller Odden compiled and edited this video, which is a montage of various kinds of telekinesis practice. The found footage shows aerokinesis, hydrokinesis, electrokinesis, atmokinesis and pyrokinesis. This is practice level telekinesis, not master." More...

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Rudra Streaming "Ancient Fourth"

"Ancient Fourth," the epic near 10-minute ritualistic finale from Rudra's eight full-length album "Enemy of Duality," has come online today and can be heard below. Due out December 17th via Transcending Obscurity Asia, the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Abating the Firebrand (streaming here)
2. Slay the Demons of Duality
3. Perception Apparent
4. Acosmic Self
5. Root of Misapprehension
6. Seer of All
7. Hermit in Nididhyasana
8. Ancient Fourth More...

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Resurgence Teases New EP

Resurgence - featuring Eric Horner from Throne Of Malediction - is about to release a new 5 song EP titled "Realms Aligned" that is slated to drop on October 13th, 2016.

Fans can pick up the CD edition directly when the band plays Portland and Spokane shows this coming weekend (10/14 and 10/15).

In the mean time, check out a "Realms Aligned" EP teaser below, and you can follow the latest on Resurgence at Facebook here.

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Dischordia Explores "The Road"

After some unexpected delays related to finishing the final mixing and mastering of "Thanatopsis," Oklahoma City based progressive death metal trio Dischordia is finally on the cusp of releasing the new album.

Ahead of its release on November 25th through Rogue Records America, today new song "The Road" comes online and can be heard below. If you missed it, previously posted track "The Curator" can still be heard here. More...

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Venom Prison Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

UK death metal outfit Venom Prison premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut full-length "Animus", which will be out in stores this Friday October 14 through Prosthetic Records.

Check out now "Animus" in its entirety below.

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Uncoffined Premieres New Song

Hailing from Durham, UK doom metal outfit Uncoffined premieres a new song entitled "Awakened From Their Dormant Slumber", taken from the upcoming new album "Ceremonies of Morbidity", which will be out in stores 24 October on Memento Mori.

Check out now "Awakened From Their Dormant Slumber" below.

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White Widows Pact Premieres New Music Video

NYC's metal act White Widows Pact premieres a new music video for "Hangman". The clip was directed and edited by Alex Ashe and is starring actress Sosie Bacon.

Check out now "Hangman" below.

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Kingdom Streams New Song "Forsaken Tribe"

Polish blackened death metal unit Kingdom premieres a new song entitled "Forsaken Tribe", taken from the upcoming new album "Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment", which will be out in stores October 28 through Godz Ov War Productions.

Check out now "Forsaken Tribe" below.

The track list is as follows: More...

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Red Fang Premieres New Song "Cut It Short"

Red Fang premieres a new song entitled "Cut It Short", taken from the upcoming new album "Only Ghosts", which will be out in stores this Friday, October 14th through Relapse.

Check out now "Cut It Short" below.

Catch Red Fang live touring Europe and North America this fall and winter on the following dates: More...

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Enter Shikari Premieres New Song & Music Video

U.K. modern metal act Enter Shikari premieres a new song and music video entitled "Hoodwinker". The clip was directed by Matt Farman and Rou Reynolds. A digital single for the track was released as well.

Check out now "Hoodwinker" below.

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Wormrot Posts New Song "God’s In His Heaven"

Singapore grindcore outfit Wormrot premieres a new song entitled "God’s In His Heaven", taken from the upcoming new album "Voices", which will be out in stores October 14 through Earache Records.

Check out now "God’s In His Heaven" below.

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