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Metal News for October 13, 2011

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48 news articles posted on this day.


Richard Christy Discusses New Album, Horror Flicks

Drum god, horror aficionado, and prank caller extraordinaire Richard Christy is back with a sophomore effort from his Charred Walls of the Damned supergroup with Steve DiGiorgio, Tim "Ripper" Owens, and Jason Suecof.

With the new album "Cold Winds on Timeless Days" (reviewed here) out now, I spoke with Richard about the release from beginning to end: writing, recording, and the band's upcoming plans to tour in support of the new songs.

In addition to delving into the sound and lyrics of the album, Christy also discussed the Christian radio station that gave the band its name, his distaste for the remake of "The Fog," and his love of The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror episodes. More...

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Mauser Streaming New Songs

Hard rock/metal band Mauser - from Lima, Peru - has been streaming new material on it's page for the forthcoming album. The release does not have a title as of yet, and the band is looking for a record label. You can check out four of Mauser's songs on it's MySpace page. Below is a video for the band's song "Perdi Y No Me Viste." More...

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Eagle Claw to Embark on U.S. Tour

Austin, Texas "InstruMetal" band Eagle Claw will launch a U.S. tour this Friday, October 14th. Eagle Claw kicks off the tour with a hometown show at Scoot Inn as part of the "Black Friday" music series. After the Austin gig, Eagle Claw travels to Dallas, Chicago, NYC, Atlanta and many other cities as part of a two-week headlining tour that ends November 3 in Shreveport, L.A.

Some of the groups the kung fu-named Eagle Claw will share stages with include Boris, Rwake, East of the Wall and True Widow. Look below for a list of dates and cities.

October 14 Austin, TX The Scoot Inn (as part of "BLACK FRIDAY" w/ Bloody Knives, County Bucks)
October 20 Dallas, TX The Doublewide (w/ Tyrannosorceress, Dead to a Dying World)
October 21 Norman, OK The Opolis (w/ Rainbows are Free, Psychotic Reaction)
October 22 Little Rock, AR The Rev Room (w/ Rwake)
October 24 Madison, WI The Wisco (w/ Proselyte)
October 25 Chicago, IL Memories Bar (w/ Proselyte)
October 26 Akron, OH Annabell's (w/ East of the Wall, Tidal Arms)
October 27 New York, NY The Cake Shop (w/ Wizardry)
October 28 Richmond, VA Strange Matter (w/ Hessian, Humungus, Ravn)
October 29 Virginia Beach TBA (Check EagleClawHurts.com)
October 30 Johnson City, TN The HideAway
November 1 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (w/ Boris, Asobi Seksu, True Widow)
November 2 Lafayette, LA Frankie Burger (w/ Red Shield)
November 3 Shreveport, LA Crow's Nest Pub

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Gwar to Appear on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

Gwar will appear for the second straight year on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday October 27th. The group performs as part of its "Return of the World Maggot" tour, which begins next week.

Oderus Urungus spews,"We are overjoyed that Jimmy had the good sense to invite us back, as we had planned to return anyway. Now Fallon can do the show with his head still attached to his body."

Oderus had this to say about the upcoming slaughter-fest - "Ever since we acquired a Skumship (GWAR's intergalactic war-barge), we have had to spend more time off-planet, you know, killing stuff, so we couldn't visit as many shit-hole clubs as we would normally. That means all you GWAR bohabs will have to show your devotion by driving endless miles in dangerous vehicles just so you can be ripped into shreds and have your girlfriend devoured by a giant worm."

In other news, Gwar has announced Jamison Land, a musician from Louisville, as new bass player/gladiator, Beefcake the Mighty. Land comes to Gwar from the punk group The Burial.

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More Bands Added To The Metal Suckfest Lineup

The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)

Keep of Kalessin
Abigail Williams

Friday, November 4th More...

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Interview With Joel Grind Of Toxic Holocaust

One of the most notable thrash revival bands is Toxic Holocaust. The nearly one-man band has made fans of original thrashers and young, curious on-lookers who will now be donning a denim vest and sewing on awesome, classic patches. Toxic Holocaust never misses one fast beat including the green and purple stage lighting, colored vinyl albums, and amazing, energetic throwback music. I quickly spoke to Joel Grind about incessant touring and Halloween plans. More...

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Dir En Grey Announces New Tour Dates

Dir En Grey is gearing up for a trek to South America before finishing off the year with a North American run. The headlining tour - with support from The Birthday Massacre - will come on the heels of the new full-length album "Dum Spiro Spero," out now on The End Records. Dates are as follows:

11/23 Santiago, Chile Tetro Caupolican
11/25 Lima, Peru Centro de Convenciones Scencia
11/27 Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil Espaco Luxdo
11/29 Buenos Aires, Argentina Teatro Flores
12/2 Mexico City, Mexico Circo Volador
w/ Birthday Massacre
12/4 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/5 Dallas, TX Trees
12/7 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
12/9 Philadelphia, PA The Theatre of Living Arts
12/10 Baltimore, MD Sonar
12/12 New York, NY Irving Plaza
12/13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
12/15 Montreal, CAN Club Soda
12/16 Toronto, CAN The Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/18 Chicago, IL House of Blues
12/20 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
12/22 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center
12/23 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues Sunset Strip

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Alesana Streaming New Album Online

Alesana is set to release the new album "A Place Where The Sun Is Silent" this October 18th on Epitaph Records. The album is a sonic interpretation of the 14th century poem "Dante's Inferno," a dramatic account of one man's decent into hell.

"A Place Where The Sun Is Silent" is now previewing care of Alternative Press where it is streaming in it’s entirety. To listen, head over to this location.

Alesana will be performing in support of the new record, taking the band's live show to audiences throughout North America. The group will be joined on tour by California outfit A Skylit Drive, Florida’s Sleeping With Sirens, Attila, and Memphis May Fire. Dates are as follows:

10/13/11 Worcester, MA, The Palladium
10/14/11 Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of the Living Arts
10/15/11 New York, NY, Irving Plaza
10/16/11 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
10/17/11 Buffalo NY, Xtreme Wheels Skatepark
10/18/11 Millvale, PA. Mr. Smalls
10/19/11 Cleveland, OH. Peabody's Downunder
10/20/11 Pontiac, MI. The Crofoot
10/21/11 Chicago, IL. Metro
10/22/11 Sauget, IL. Pop's Denver . .
10/24/11 Denver, CO. The Summit Music Hall
10/25/11 Salt Lake City, UT. The Complex
10/27/11 Seattle, WA. El Corazon
10/28/11 Portland, OR. Hawthorne Theater
10/29/11 Sacramento, CA. Ace of Spades
10/30/11 San Francisco, CA. The Regency Ballroom
11/01/11 Lancaster, CA. Allied Arts Cedar Center
11/03/11 West Hollywood, CA. House of Blues
11/04/11 Pomona, CA. Glasshouse
11/05/11 San Diego, CA. Soma
11/06/11 Tempe, AZ. Marquee Theatre
11/07/11 Tucson, AZ. Rialto Theatre
11/08/11 Albuquerque, NM. Sunshine Theater
11/09/11 El Paso TX. Club 101
11/10/11 Dallas TX. The Door
11/11/11 Houston TX. Warehouse
11/12/11 San Antonio TX, White Rabbit
11/13/11 New Orleans, LA. House Of Blues
11/14/11 Birmingham. AL. Zydeco
11/16/11 St. Petersburg FL. State Theatre
11/17/11Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Revolution
11/18/11 Orlando, FL. The Club at Firestone
11/19/11 Atlanta, GA. The Masquerade
11/20/11 Raleigh, NC. Lincoln Theatre

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Alarum Reveals New Album Details

"Natural Causes" is the upcoming third album by Australian metallers Alarum, and the long awaited follow-up to 2004's "Eventuality" album. The album is set for release on October 18th in Australia through the band's own Quadrum Records and through Willowtip Records (USA). Alarum commented on the album:

"Offering everything from catchy thrash inspired tunes, to tightly composed technical metal, to jazz and latin elements, this is a release for all metal fans and beyond. As well as 10 songs covering a vast dynamic spectrum (including one instrumental) and 2 interludes, the album is packaged with a 12 page booklet featuring the surreal artwork of Mike Riddick."

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Lonely Kamel Streaming New Track

Norwegian act Lonely Kamel will be releasing the new album "Dust Devil" (reviewed here) on October 28th, 2011 via Napalm Records. The band is now streaming a track off the album, titled "The Prophet," through The Obelisk. Head over here to check out the track.

The "Dust Devil" track listing is as follows:

1. Grim Reefer
2. Evil Man
3. Blues for the Dead
4. Rotten Seed
5. Seventh Son
6. The Prophet
7. Ragnarökr
8. Roadtrip with Lucifer
9. Hard to Please
10. Whorehouse Groove

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Brainstorm Reveals Album's North American Release

Following the band's first album under the AFM banner with 2009's "Memorial Roots," German power metal kings Brainstorm will set loose sophomore full-length for the label with the North American release of "On The Spur Of The Moment" on November 8th. AFM also commented on the release:

"An AFM label priority, the newest product of this fine German export -- the band's ninth full-length release to date -- On The Spur Of The Moment is an incredible power metal album, that more than ever emphasizes the exceptional status of Brainstorm within the diehard power metal communities of the world. Showcasing the band's musicianship on all levels, the record takes their majestic power metal energy to greater heights with an incredibly layered ten anthems, recorded by Axel Heckert in Ludwigsburg, Germany's Studio 22. Brainstorm's tight-knit lineup of vocalist Andy B. Franck, guitarists Torsten Ihlenfeld and Milan Loncaric, bassist Antonio Ieva and drummer Dieter Bernert remains solid."

You can check out a studio diary from the recording of the album here. The "On The Spur Of The Moment" track listing is as follows:

1. Below The Line
2. In The Blink Of An Eye
3. Temple Of Stone
4. In These Walls
5. Still Insane
6. Dark Life
7. No Saint - No Sinner
8. Where Your Actions Lead You To Live
9. A Life On Hold
10. My Own Hell

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Despite Exile Streaming "Scarlet Reverie" Online

Despite Exile is currently streaming the band's "Scarlet Reverie" EP online. You can check out the songs from the EP in the clips available below, or find more details on the band via Facebook.


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Soundwave 2012 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.

Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.

A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...

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The Atlas Moth Announces New Shows

Chicago’s The Atlas Moth is heading west to promote the band's new Profound Lore release, “An Ache for the Distance.” San Francisco’s Kowloon Walled City will be joining on for 8 shows out West, bolstered by the recent addition of Tigon guitarist Jon Howell. Batillus will also be appearing on both the Orange County and Los Angeles shows.

Tour dates are as follows:

Fri 11/11 - Arcata (KWC only) - The Alibi
Sat 11/12 - Portland - East End w/Norska, Mongoloid Village
Sun 11/13 - Seattle - Highline w/Mico de Noche, Broxa
Mon 11/14 - Boise - The Shredder w/Bone Dance
Tue 11/15 - Las Vegas - Yayo Tacos
Wed 11/16 - Phoenix - Yucca Tap Room w/Rituals, Seas Will Rise, Twingiant
Thu 11/17 - Orange County - Coconuts w/Batillus, Pigeonwing
Fri 11/18 - LA - Bow & Sparrow w/Batillus
Sat 11/19 - San Francisco - Hemlock Tavern, w/Pins of Light -- early show, 5pm doors

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Harm's Way Confirms European Tour

Harm's Way has confirmed a headlining European Winter tour, embarking in late December and crossing into the new year. The Chicago-based outfit will bring its mechanized brutality to frenzied pits throughout Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, bringing Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania-based Dead End Path and South Wales-based Brutality Will Prevail as support for the entire trek.

This newly confirmed 17-date European assault will kick off just one month after Harm's Way finishes storming the U.S. with The Acacia Strain, Terror, and Stray From The Path on the 27-date God Damn Tour. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

The God Damn Tour

10/26/2011 Northern Lights - Albany, NY
10/27/2011 Eleanor Rigby's - Jermyn, PA
10/28/2011 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
10/29/2011 The Outland - Columbus, OH
10/30/2011 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
10/31/2011 Emerson Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
11/01/2011 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
11/03/2011 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CA
11/04/2011 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
11/05/2011 The Venue - Boise, ID
11/06/2011 The A Club - Spokane, WA
11/07/2011 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
11/08/2011 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
11/10/2011 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
11/11/2011 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
11/12/2011 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
11/13/2011 Soma - San Diego, CA
11/14/2011 The Clubhouse Music Venue - Tempe, AZ
11/16/2011 Warehouse Live Studio - Houston, TX
11/17/2011 Emo's Inside - Austin, TX
11/18/2011 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
11/19/2011 The Door - Dallas, TX
11/20/2011 The Marquee - Tulsa, OK
11/21/2011 Pop's - Sauget, IL
11/22/2011 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
11/25/2011 Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland, OH
11/26/2011 Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY More...

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Queensryche Performing On ShipRocked Cruise

ShipRocked cruise guests will be in for a special performance from Queensryche next month when the band plays "Operation: Mindcrime" in it's entirety. “We’ve always enjoyed performing for our fans in intimate settings and the forthcoming ShipRocked cruise will certainly be one of those occasions,” states Queensryche lead singer Geoff Tate, who returns with the band for their second ShipRocked cruise. “We’re calling this one ‘Mutiny on the Mindcrime.'” More...

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Hour Of Penance To Record New Album

Italian death metal act Hour of Penance will enter Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito on October 16th to record the band's Prosthetic Records debut, and fifth album overall.

Guitar player Giulio Moschini commented: "Following the tradition of releasing an album every two years, the time has come now and we're ready to hit the studio and record our fifth album. You've probably read the same words million of times on band's press releases so I will not tell you how much better this album sounds and how much faster and more technical it is compared to the last one we did -- but we're fucking proud of this upcoming beast, and we're sure you guys will love it! We know how much our fans are expecting from the new album, so we worked as hard as we could to not disappoint any of them. Moreover, as some of you know, this will be the first album with a new lineup, and as you can imagine having a new singer and a new drummer helped us to renew and improve our sound once again. This will be like the rebirth of Hour of Penance!"

The band will be posting updates on its official Facebook page at this location. The new album is the follow up to last year's "Paradogma" (on Unique Leader) and will see a release in early 2012. More details regarding the release will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Megaton Leviathan Issues Tour Recap

Portland, Oregon doom-gazers Megaton Leviathan recently wrapped up a tour with black metal goliaths Wolves In The Throne Room. The band joined Wolves midway through the Celestial Lineage Tour and sullied 11 unsuspecting cities. Check out fan-filmed footage from the band’s Nashville performance below. Megaton Leviathan also recently reissued the band's 2009 demo on limited-edition vinyl through its own Volatile Rock Records.

Commented vocalist/guitarist Andrew Costa: “Upon returning home our only complaint is that it was too short a trip. It was a singular experience to share the stage with Wolves In The Throne Room, shaping our shared vision in the often tiny, overcrowded and sweaty spaces. We send our deepest thanks and appreciation to all those who came out and sweated with us all over the Southeast and South. Back on the Pacific Northwest, the cool fall mornings have set in and the rain returned. We are already hard at work on writing some new material that reflects out recent experiences and explorations and plotting our next return to the road, be on the lookout.”

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Korn Posts New Lyric Video Online

Korn has posted a new lyric video online for the single "Narcissistic Cannibal," which is taken off the upcoming album "The Path of Totality."

You can check out the track below, which is a collaboration with dub-step producer Skrillex. "The Path of Totality" will be available on December 6th, 2011.

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Just For Fun

Kiss To Appear In Archie Comics

Just in time for Halloween, KISS has teamed up with Archie Comics to appear in issues #627-630. Below is the trailer promotional clip. More...

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Leprous Posts "Thorn" Live Footage

Leprous has posted footage online of the band performing the track "Thorn" at the Denmark Rock Festival, which can be viewed below. "Thorn" is taken off the band's new album "Bilateral" (reviewed here), and you can also check out Metalunderground.com's interview with the band about the album by heading over here.

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Gwydion In The Studio Recording New Album

Portugese metal act Gwydion has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio and record a new album:

"Cheers my friends! It has been a while since you got news from our camp! First of all we are overwhelmed by the huge success of our latest release Horn Triskelion, and we raise our horns to all of you Beerzerkers that made this a very successful album.

"Meanwhile, after 4 years of a great relation, we decided to stop working together with our label Trollzorn. But we will never forget who gave us a hand when we were a completely unknown band in Europe. It has been a great pleasure to work with such honorable people that always stood aside us in the best and worst times, but like everything in life there is a time when we feel the need to change and we all think that this time has come. We wish Trollzorn all the best and please keep up your astonishing work as a folk/pagan label!

"But the best news of all, Gwydion has entered 'The Pentagon' studio last week to record our 3rd album with our producer Fernando Matias and so far everything is rockin´ as it should be! You think Horn Triskelion was good..? Well then arm yourself, and get ready for war! Prepare yourself for the most intense and majestic epic folk metal album! Horns up!"

You can also find further details on Gwydion by heading over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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Evile Kicking Off U.K. Tour Tonight

British thrashers Evile are due to kick off a headlining U.K. tour tonight in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, "Five Serpent's Teeth." Following a number of special album release shows, Evile is now heading back out on the road for a full U.K. trek with support from label mates and fellow U.K. thrashers, Savage Messiah. Evile will also be taking part in a number of signing sessions at Blue Banana stores during the tour.

Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:

"Hello all! Just packing my bag to leave for a few weeks to play shows around the UK. We're really looking forward to playing the new Five Serpent's Teeth material live; it's fun as hell to play. There'll be a good mixture of all three albums, and some brand new merch on the stall. We'll also be coming out to a select few BLUE BANANA stores to sign anything for fans. The towns we aren't doing a signing at, we'll come out to the merch stall and sign merch; just look on the merch stall for more info. See you all out there! Support metal!"

See Evile on tour with Savage Messiah in the U.K. at the following shows:

Oct. 13 - Southampton, UK - Talking Heads
Oct. 14 - Brighton, UK - The Hydrant
Oct. 15 - Weymouth, UK - Kings Club
Oct. 16 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit (EVILE Blue Banana signing at 4pm)
Oct. 17 - Exeter, UK - The Cavern (EVILE Blue Banana signing at 5pm)
Oct. 18 - Leicester, UK - Sub 91
Oct. 19 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
Oct. 20 - Durham, UK - Live Lounge
Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Oct. 22 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Oct. 23 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Oct. 25 - Stoke, UK - The Sugar Mill
Oct. 26 - Cardiff, UK - Bogiez Rock Bar (EVILE Blue Banana signing at 5pm)
Oct. 27 - Reading, UK - Sub 89
Oct. 28 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation (EVILE Blue Banana signing at 5pm)

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Nucleus Torn Reveals "Golden Age" Details

Swiss act Nucleus Torn will be releasing the new album "Golden Age" on November 25th, 2011. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Golden Age
2. Hunger
3. Silver
4. Against
5. Ash
6. Death Triumphant

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Ewigheim Issues New Album Recording Update

Prophecy Productions has issued the following update about Ewigheim entering the studio to finish the recording process for "Bereue Nichts:"

"God rewards those who are patient ... and today, this means all those who have kept the faith in a third album by Ewigheim for seven years and have expedited its realization with their perseverance.

"Thus, Yantit and Allen B. Konstanz will enter the Studio E on the 24th of October to complete working on the successor to 'Heimwege' (2004) under the aegis of Markus Stock. The evil child will bear the name 'Bereue nichts' ('No Regrets') and includes ten tracks that are unaffected by any change."

Guitarist Yantit also stated: "It is autumn, you are getting sentimental. This sets a perfect scene to contemplate your own useless existence. As it still is our firm conviction that it is better to make a graceful exit than to struggle through a life devoid of sense and purpose, 'Bereue nichts' has long been overdue. Once more, it is nothing more or less than a musical thought impetus meant for the unstable, embittered, or clever ones amongst you ... Godspeed!"

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Tenhi Posts "Saivo" Teaser Clip

Prophecy Productions has posted a teaser clip online for the upcoming Tenhi album "Saivo," which is due out on November 25th, 2011. Check out the "Savio" teaser clip in the player provided below.

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Mournful Congregation Streaming New Song

Today extreme metal fans around the globe can sample the first publicly obtainable hymn from the forthcoming new opus from Australian funeral doom icons Mournful Congregation, "The Book Of Kings." The upcoming fourth full-length from the celebrated act will be released in North America via 20 Buck Spin on November 8th.

As the release draws near, BrooklynVegan is hosting a stream of the second track from "The Book Of Kings," entitled “The Waterless Streams.” Dive into the track at this location.

Mournful Congregation also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Rise To Remain Posts New Lyric Video

Rise To Remain has posted a new lyric video online for the title track off the band's debut album "City Of Vultures." You can check out the lyric video below, or check out more music from Rise to Remain by heading over to the band's Facebook page.

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While She Sleeps Posts More Tour Footage

While She Sleeps has checked in with a new video update from the Manchester stop of the band's current headlining U.K. tour with Bury Tomorrow and Feed the Rhino.

You can check out the tour diary below, or find the band's last video update from the road by heading over here.

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Shadows Fall Checks In From The Studio

Shadows Fall is currently hard at work in the recording studio laying down tracks for an upcoming album to see release next year. Band front man Brian Fair has now checked in with the following update about today's recording sessions:

"Back in the studio! Jason only has a few more tunes to track. I'll keep you posted through out the day.

"Tune we are working on now is a cool combination of heavy chugging riffs, a few blastbeats with some crazy melodic twist and turns. Very stoked on this one so far.

You can stay up-to-date on what's going on with Shadows Fall by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Avatar Posts "Black Waltz" Trailer

Sweden's Avatar has posted another teaser clip online for the band's upcoming "Black Waltz" EP, which is set for digital release on October 24th, 2011. Check out the teaser clip in the player below, or head over to the Avatar Facebook profile at this location for more information on the band.

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Engel Posts Tour Video Diary

Gothenburg's Engel has posted a tour video diary online from the band's time on the road in Europe with Pain. You can check out the clip below.

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Cathedral To Release Two CD Live Album

In conjunction with Rise Above Records, Metal Blade will be releasing the double-disc live album "Anniversary" from UK mainstays and international cult act CATHEDRAL. Set for release on Monday, November 21st in North America, "Anniversary" captures CATHEDRAL in all their raw and live glory and marks the first official live album to be ever released by the doom metal legends. Recorded live in London, 2010, Disc 1 features "Forest of Equilibrium" in its entirety, delivered impeccably by the original lineup of Lee Dorrian on vocals, Garry Jennings and Adam Lehan on guitar, Mark Griffiths on bass and Mike Smail on drums. Disc 2 is a greatest hits set courtesy of the long lasting lineup featuring Leo Smee (bass) and Brian Dixon (drums) alongside Dorrian and Jennings. More...

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Nightrage: Burning To Play Music

Future editions of dictionaries ought to display a picture of Nightrage as the definition for "determination." Built from scratch amidst the Swedish Gothenburg metal scene by Greek guitarist and songwriter Marios Iliopoulos, the band is his life's work - an ongoing passion project and a true labor of love. Their stunning fifth album "Insidious" (reviewed here) was released late last month to wide acclaim, just prior to their current North American tour with Firewind, Arsis, and White Wizzard. As the tour kicked off, Marios checked in with me over the phone about all things Nightrage. More...

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Dark Harvest Records Offering Free Compilation

Dark Harvest Records has posted a new compilation online, which can be streamed in the player below, or downloaded for free by heading over to this location.

The compilation features tracks from Saving October, Loss of Reason, United By Hate, Psilocybe Larvae, Herod, Final Curse, Ares, Blood Tribe, Sledgegrinder, Balor's Eye, and Skrypt.

DHR 2011 Compilation by DHREXTREME

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Sonburst Streaming New EP

Ontario's Sonburst is currently streaming the band's entire new EP online. Head over to the band's SoundCloud page at this location to check out the "Weeping Wilow" EP. You can also find more info on Sonburst through the group's Facebook profile.

The EP's track listing is as follows:

1. Parallel Dream Omen
2. Providence Among Angels
3. Weeping Willow

The opening track "Parallel Dream Omen" is also available for streaming in the player below. More...

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Blodsband Song Available For Streaming

A track has been made available online off the new album "Gammelnordiska Besvarjelser" from Swedish black metal act Blodsband. You can check out the song "Mot Andens Vrede Och Nid" in the player below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Mot andens vrede och nid
2. Hymn över avlidna
3. Vedersakares vånda
4. Fördriva skadliga väsen
5. Förgörelse av ont folk
6. Formel mot pest och sjukdom
7. Ord för att skåda framtiden

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Zebulon Kosted Streaming New Track

Zebulon Kosted has posted the first track "The Queen's Grief" from the third and final album in the "Die Nibelungen" trilogy, entitled "Swords of the Hordes," which can be heard in the player below.

The new release will be available from Al Hadid Records on November 11th, 2011. You can also find Metalunderground.com's review of the first part of the trilogy, "Dragon's Blood," by heading over here.

The Queens Grief by Zebulon Kosted

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Saving October Posts "Decades" Teaser

Saving October will be releasing the band's debut album "Decades" this fall through Dark Harvest Records. In anticipation of the upcoming release, the record label has now posted a teaser trailer online featuring music from the album.

You can check out the "Decades" teaser below, or find more information on Saving October at the band's Facebook profile.

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Sangre Eterna Streaming New Song

Sangre Eterna has posted a new song online titled "The Masquerade," which features a guest appearance by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther. You can check out the song in the player below. "The Masquerade" is off the band's upcoming album "Asphyxia," due out November 11th, 2011.

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Silhouettes Posts New EP Teaser

U.K. act Silhouettes is currently working on a four part EP, which will be released in the new year. The band has now posted online a teaser for the EP. You can check out the first section, titled "Illusions," in the player below.

New EP Teaser by Silhouettesuk

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Pythia Comments On Returning The The Stage

Pythia has checked in with the following update about returning to the live stage for three shows after splitting with the band's bassist during the summer:

"Back on Stage! Thanks to all who came out to see us at our three gigs last week and the brilliant bands we got to play with! It was fantastic to get back onstage after so long and we were thrilled with everyone's reaction to the 4 songs from the new album that were played, namely Cry of our Nation, Betray my Heart, Just a Lie and Heartless.

"We look forward to presenting these songs and the rest of our new album 'The Serpent's Curse' to you in the next few months!

"Over the weekend the Planet Mosh website conducted an interview with Emily Alice as well as reviewing one of the shows and we attach both links for your enjoyment. Thank you for your continued support!"

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Epica Confirms Two New Dates For 2012 Tour

Epica announced on the band's Facebook page that two dates are confirmed for the European Tour in support of the band's forthcoming album to be released in March 2012. Additional dates will be announced soon! The confirmed dates are:

04/16/2011 - Rome, Italy @ Psychodrome
04/17/2011 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz

The band is also confirmed to play in Tilburg, Netherlands at 013 on March 16, 2011, where the new album will be presented.

The latest recording update appeared in Tuesday, October 11, 2011, when the band stated "Amanda [Somerville] and Mark have worked on the last parts of his lyrics last night. Now it's all set and done. Ready to record the grunts next week."

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Enfold Darkness Posts Band Update Video

Nashville black/death metal band Enfold Darkness posted a video updating the status of the band. Despite rumors of a break up following the 2010 tour, the band announced that the rumors of its demise are greatly exaggerated. The band explained on hiatus due to financial concerns. In the meantime, vocalist Justin Corser and Malcom Pugh left the fold and new members Adrian Harris (In His Honor) on vocals and Elijah (Ethereal) on guitars. The band also announced it would be on tour with Obscura in November.

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Iron Savior Reveals Track List For New LP

German power metal band Iron Saviour, unveiled the track listing for the upcoming album "The Landing" (seen below). The album is due for release on November 18, 2011 through AFM Records.

The track listing for "The Landing" is:

1. Descending
2. The Savior
3. Starlight
4. March Of Doom
5. Heavy Metal Never Dies
6. Moment In Time
7. Hall Of The Heroes
8. R. U. Ready
9. Faster Than All
10. Before The Pain
11. No Guts No Glory

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Dragonland Unveils Album Artwork

Swedish symphonic power metal band Dragonland have unveiled the album artwork for the forthcoming LP will be "Under the Grey Banner." The album is due for release on November 18, 2011 through AFM Records.

The track listing for "Under the Grey Banner"

1. Ilmarion
2. Shadow Of The Mithril Mountains
3. The Tempest
4. A Thousand Towers White
5. Fire And Brimstone
6. The Black Mare
7. Lady Of Goldenwood
8. Dûrnir's Forge
9. The Trials Of Mount Farnor
10. Throne Of Bones
11. Under The Grey Banner
12. Ivory Shores

The band is also streaming the new track "Fire And Brimstone" at this location.

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Metallica Posts New "Lulu" Trailer

Metallica has collaborated with Lou Reed to release the upcoming album "Lulu" on October 31st, 2011 (Worldwide) and November 1st, 2011 (North America). A new teaser for the upcoming album has now been posted online and can be heard in the clip below.

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Crown The Lost Recruits New Guitarist

Pittsburgh based melodic thrash metallers Crown the Lost have announced the addition of lead guitarist Todd Seitz, who is replacing former guitarist Joe Bonaddio.

Commented rhythm guitarist/founding member David E. Gehlke: "Being that we are such a lead guitar-driven band, finding a suitable shredder was something that wasn't taken lightly, so having Todd join is a big win for us. His musical background will allow us to further push our sound, all the while staying true to the core elements of Crown the Lost. Todd has already has been subjected to our off-beat brand of humor and has been able to assimilate himself quite nicely. We couldn't be happier to have Todd aboard and are eager to hit the ground running."

Seitz's live debut with Crown the Lost will be on Sunday, October 16th, as support for Devin Townsend and The Ocean at the Altar Bar in Pittsburgh. Crown the Lost's third album "Cold Pestilent Hope" (reviewed here) was released on July 19th via Gas Can Music.

For more information on Crown the Lost, head over to the band's official website at this location.

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