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Metal News for October 12, 2014

Last updated on November 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET

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6 news articles posted on this day.

Selene Announces New Release

Irish symphonic metal outfit Selene is happy to announce the band's new EP "Paradise Over" is due for release on October 17th worldwide.

This release will be the first to feature new members Cameron Ashlund-Glass (Darkest Era) on drums and Thomas Alford (Tim "Ripper" Owens, Sandstone) on bass.

Three songs can be heard below, and pre-orders in both physical and digital versions are avaialble at this location. The track listing is a follows:

1. Facing the Mirror
2. Not Enough
3. Still Dreaming
4. Paradise Over
5. Fade Away
6. Hourglass Fading More...

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Oathkeeper Releases New Music Video

Florida's Oathkeeper has dropped a music video for the "Fortune" single, which can be seen below. You can also pick up a digital copy of the single over at the Oathkeeper Bandcamp page here.

The group is gearing up to begin work on a new EP, and you can follow the latest on Oathkeeper by heading over to Facebook here. The band consists of:

Troy Garner - Vocals
Mathew Martell - Bass/Keys/Backup Vocals
Thai McGrath - Guitar/Vocals
Haze Pierce - Drums
Mike Freeman - Lead Guitar

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Victims Of Contagion Streaming New EP

Victims of Contagion just released the "Parasitic Unborn" EP last month, and now you can hear all the tracks online or pick up your own copy via Bandcamp.

The EP, featuring a guest appearance by Bobby Koelble (Death), was mixed by Dave Piatek Recording Services in Cleveland, Ohio and mastered by Dan Coutant of Sun Room Audio, NY. The track listing is as follows:

1. Neurohoarder 04:19
2. Terminal Evolution 06:11
3. A Miscalcution 05:47
4. The Parasitic Unborn 07:29
5. Subservience (Feat. Bobby Koelble) 04:09 More...

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Epitome Announces Album, Tour Dates

Melodic deathcore outfit Epitome will be releasing new album "The Origin Error" this coming October 31st via 7Hard Records.

In celebration of the release, the band will also be hitting the road in Europe for a full tour starting in early November. A teaser trailer can be found below, and the dates are as follows:

Fr - 07.11.14 DE Berlin K17
Sa - 08.11.14 DE Görlitz JUZ Holz in Niesky
So - 09.11.14 CZ Ostrava Barrak
Mo - 10.11.14 AT Vienna Escape
Di - 11.11.14 AT Salzburg Rockhaus
Mi - 12.11.14 DE Munich Backstage
Do - 13.11.14 IT Brescia Colony
Fr - 14.11.14 DE Sailauf Festhalle
Sa - 15.11.14 DE Bochum Rockpalast
So - 16.11.14 NL Tilburg Hall Of Fame
Di - 18.11.14 BE Deinze Café Elpee
Mi - 19.11.14 DE Siegen Vortex
Do - 20.11.14 DE Aalen Rock It
Fr - 21.11.14 DE Oettingen Kraftwerk Juze
Sa - 22.11.14 DE Leipzig Hellraiser More...

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Odyssey Signs Record Deal

Spokane-based instrumental metal outfit Odyssey has just issued the following update about inking a record deal and releasing a new EP:

"So many of you have been wondering when 'The Turning Tide' EP is coming out... Well, now we can tell you! On Tuesday, November 4th, the new EP will be available everywhere online!

"Even better, we've signed with Monolithic Records!!!! They will be distributing this EP as well as our next release. Give them a like and check out our label mates: Sockweb, Mountains Under Oceans, Brent A Petrie, Gyre, and Towering Filth.

"Monday we will be releasing a video for 'The Devil's in the Details,' track 1 from the EP. Keep those peepers peeled!"

The new EP's track listing is as follows:

1. The Devil's in the Details
2. The Turning Tide
3. The Machine Stops
4. Quietly Waiting More...

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Sunday Old School: Black Sabbath Part 2

As so many of our readers are aware, in the United States, the month of February is Black History Month. It’s also the time when we devote the Sunday Old School column to Black Metal history. What many of our readers might not know however, is that Black History Month is also held in the United Kingdom, albeit on a far less noticed scale. Since it doesn’t make sense to dedicate two months of the year to one genre, Metal Underground and Sunday Old School in particular, will focus on a different history, that of arguably the first, and many would say best, heavy metal band of all time. Welcome to Black Sabbath History Month!

Following the firing of their lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath’s future was cast in to a shadow as dark as their music. That was until their manager Don Arden’s daughter Sharon, now known of course as Sharon Osbourne, suggested that they bring in Rainbow’s former vocalist, an American by the name of Ronnie James Dio. Dio not only brought a new voice to the fold, but also a new attitude, helping the band become more driven than they had been in years. Though Geezer Butler at one point left the group, he returned in time to record their first album with their new frontman. More...

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