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Metal News for October 13, 2014

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Necrosis Releases "Reenslaved To The Machine"

After 5 years and some lineup changes, the Chilean metal band Necrosis today comes back with "Reenslaved To The Machine."

The album was recorded at RAF Studios in Santiago, Chile and produced by Necrosis drummer Andy Nacrur.

"Reenslaved To The Machine" is the remake of 2001's "Enslaved To The Machine." All the music was written by Andy Nacrur, Nataniel Infante, and Cesar Añasco, except "Electric Prayer," courtesy of Miguel Lara. The cover artwork was done by Aldo Rojas and designed by Enrique “Kike” Reyes.

While the digital version drops today, the physical CD will be available in November via Digmetalworld Records. Work on a completely new full-length album is also in the works, with further details forthcoming.

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Shadowsphere Re-Records "Darklands"

Portuguese metal group Shadowsphere has finished re-recording the full-length album “Darklands,” originally released in 2004.

Recorded at Wrecords and produced by Wilson Silva (More Than A Thousand), “Darklands” is scheduled for release on November 8th via Sphere Music Media and features new cover artwork created by Samuel Lucas.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Nosferatu
2. Into The Lungs Of Hell
3. ...Of Passion And Pain
4. At The Graves
5. Carfax In Flames
6. Hunters Prelude
7. The Everlasting Dream
8. Love Never Dies More...

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Oath Posts First Music Video

Oath, the new band fronted by former The World We Knew (Stillborn Records) vocalist Frank Fanelli, today officially releases a first music video.

Check out the new clip for "Army Of The Oath" in the player below. Hailing from New York and Connecticut, Oath blends elements of old school thrash and metalcore into a new aggressive sound for today's scene. More...

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Portrait To Play Live Evil Fest

Portrait has announced the band will make its U.K. debut at this year's Live Evil festival. The Swedish outfit will join Nifelheim, Manilla road, Quartz, Vulcano, Antichrist, Nocturnal and a host of others already announced.

Portrait comments: "We are looking forward to spread heavy metal darkness over London and to raze away the English capital! Light's out! Total Death!"

Live Evil 2014 takes place at The Dome, Tufnell Park, London between October 17th - 19th, 2014. For more head to this location.

Portrait released new album "Crossroads" on Metal Blade earlier this year. You can catch the band live supporting the release on these dates:

18/10 Live Evil, The Dome, London, England
20/11 Knust, Hamburg, Germany (Supporting PRIMORDIAL)
21/11 Turock, Essen, Germany (Supporting PRIMORDIAL)
22/11 Brutz & Brakel Stromgitarrenfest, Berlin, Germany

30/1 Dolan's Warehouse Dock Road, Limerick, Ireland
31/1 Fibber Magee's, Dublin, Ireland More...

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Agonous Streaming Full New Album

Death metal outfit Agonous has released the full "United We Stand, Divided We Crawl" album online for streaming. Listen in below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Zombiism
2. Completely Broken
3. FYM
4. Human Cockroach
5. Frightening Reality
6. All Hallows Eve
7. Mind Control
8. The Beast Within More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Announces New Shows

Anaal Nathrkah has announced new dates supporting upcoming album "Desideratum," which is due out October 28th and can be pre-ordered at this location. Catch the band live:

10/29th (UK) PLYMOUTH - The Hub / DBS Live
10/30th (UK) MILTON KEYNES - The Crauford Arms
10/31st (UK) GLOUCESTER - Olympus Theatre
11/1st (UK) LEEDS - Damnation @ University Union
11/5th (UK) LONDON - The Dome
11/8th (N) TRONDHEIM - Familien

"Desideratum" was produced by guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, and music tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California. Hear the new song "Idol" below. More...

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Dark Fortress Releases New Music Video

Dark Fortress has a new music video out now for "Chrysaslis," which can be seen below. Frontman and lyricist Morean comments:

"Left for dead after the ritual, the protagonist clings to the thin remaining thread of his waning life - a life he knows is no longer his. Mutation has begun to erode his humanity from the inside, while the world around him decays in the onslaught of poison rain steadily washing away the traces of human civilization."

The video was brought into being by Daniël van Nes, who also created the stunning artwork for new album "Venereal Dawn" (reviewed here).

The band also had this to say about the video: "We are proud to present our newest clip to the song 'Chrysalis' off our new album 'Venereal Dawn,' created by our cover artist Daniël van Nes in collaboration with Sanja Maier-Hasagic, Morean and acclaimed American modern dancer and choreographer Jack Gallagher. Both Daniël and Jack got deeply into the song and its story and managed to hit exactly the right vibe for what we wanted.

"Our music and lyrics are visually very evocative, so we felt the song calls for an approach that almost feels more like a short movie than a regular metal music video. We are very pleased with the final result, and think the images superbly manage to capture the desolation of the protagonist, whose infection by living light (and subsequent initiation of a process that leads to him changing species) becomes apparent in this chapter of our album. Enjoy!" More...

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Enterprise Earth Streaming "XXIII"

Washington's Enterprise Earth is due to release the "XXIII" EP via We Are Triumphant Records tomorrow - October 14th - and today the entire EP can be streamed online.

Give it a listen in the SoundCloud player provided below, and you can order your own copy over at this location.

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Obituary Streaming New Album's Title Track

Obituary will make its Relapse debut with "Inked In Blood," the band's 9th full-length LP due out October 27th.

Today Obituary premieres the title track online, which can be heard below, thanks to Guitar World.

In support of the new album, the group will be touring extensively through North America and Europe, kicking off a run with Carcass and Exhumed on October 28th followed by a North American run with Death (DTA) and Massacre from November 14th through December 7th.

Then the band heads to Europe for a two week headlining tour in January. A complete list of dates is available below. More...

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...AYWKUBTTOD Streaming New Song

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead is set to release new album "IX" in Europe on the 20th October and the U.S. on the 11th of November.

Following last week's debut of the track "The Ghost Within," the band can now reveal another side to the album with "A Million Random Digits." Listen in at ConsequenceOfSound.net here.

The band had this to say about the track: "A Million Random Digits - the title stolen from a book I found on one of those shelves in a guest house where backpackers are supposed to leave a book when they take one.

"Fortunately I'm not a backpacker so I'm not obligated to leave anything if I take one - which is also how I got a copy of Balthazar Gracian's Art of Worldly Wisdom (in it Gracian recommends allowing yourself one vice, and mine is stealing useful things like books). The lyrics were inspired by the Viking series I'd recently watched on the History Channel - actually I watched a pirated copy (yet another vice) because we don't get the History Channel out here.

"I felt a sense of connection to the idea of the Northmen being away from family while going a-raiding, similar to being away from family while working on a record - you end up killing about the same amount of people as well."

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Necrowretch Streaming "Even Death May Die"

Today marks the European release of Necrowretch's new 7" titled "Even Death May Die," which can be picked up through Century Media here.

For a preview of "Even Death May Die," be sure to check out the title track below. This release follows the band's debut album "Putrid Death Sorcery," which came out in 2013.

Necrowretch has also finished recording a second opus of blasphemy, "With Serpents Scourge," currently planned for a February 2015 release. More...

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Issues Posts "Mad At Myself" Clip

Melodic hardcore outfit Issues just released a new music video for "Mad At Myself," which is taken off the band's self-titled album released via Rise Records.

Check it out below, and you can also see the band live on these upcoming tour dates:

Fri/Oct-31-2014 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Sat/Nov-01-2014 Charlotte, NC Amos' South End
Sun/Nov-02-2014 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
Mon/Nov-03-2014 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Wed/Nov-05-2014 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Thu/Nov-06-2014 Worcester, MA Palladium
Fri/Nov-07-2014 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
Sat/Nov-08-2014 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall
Sun/Nov-09-2014 Detroit, MI St Andrews Hall
Tue/Nov-11-2014 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Wed/Nov-12-2014 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Thu/Nov-13-2014 St Louis, MO The Ready Room
Fri/Nov-14-2014 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Sat/Nov-15-2014 Burnsville, MN The Garage
Sun/Nov-16-2014 Des Moines, IA Woolys
Mon/Nov-17-2014 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Tue/Nov-18-2014 Denver, CO The Summit
Thu/Nov-20-2014 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theater
Fri/Nov-21-2014 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Sat/Nov-22-2014 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Sun/Nov-23-2014 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Tue/Nov-25-2014 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Wed/Nov-26-2014 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Fri/Nov-28-2014 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
Sat/Nov-29-2014 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Sun/Nov-30-2014 Phoenix, AZ Nile Theatre
Tue/Dec-02-2014 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Wed/Dec-03-2014 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Sun/Dec-07-2014 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Mon/Dec-08-2014 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Tue/Dec-09-2014 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Thu/Dec-11-2014 Tampa, FL State Theater
Fri/Dec-12-2014 Ft Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
Sat/Dec-13-2014 Orlando, FL House Of Blues More...

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Discord Releases "Pale Death" EP

New Jersey-based modern death metal trio Discord just self-released the "Pale Death" EP, which is available now via Bandcamp. You can also hear all the tracks below.

Incorporating violent, snarl-inducing brutality blanketed by melodic passages brimming with despair, Discord formed as a studio project in New Jersey, as an outlet for main songwriter and guitarist PJ Spilletti (ex- Purge the Plague, etc.).

The band's music tells a story of evil and misery in the language of the riff. The record was engineered, mixed, and mastered at Frightbox Recording by Bobby Torres and features art created by Chis Horst.

Vocalist Michael Goncalves muses about Pale Death, "When PJ approached me about recording vocals for Discord I was honored. He allowed Bryan and me to take free rein on our lyrical contributions. The riffs are energetic and metal as fuck but carry an aura of defeatism. We just worked the lyrics off of that vibe -- purely pissed and miserable."

1. Misery
2. Doom: Annihilation From Within
3. Beneath The Weight Of Putrid Fantasy
4. Otherrealm
5. Forsaken More...

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Odyssey Posts New Play Through Video

Spokane's instrumental trio Odyssey today releases a play through video for the track "The Devil's In The Details," which is available below.

"The Devil's In The Details" is the opening track from upcoming EP "The Turning Tide," due out November 4th via Monolithic Records. The track listing is as follows:

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

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Watain Announces U.S. Tour With Mayhem

The Swedish black metal tyrants from Watain will be making their return to North American soil this Winter, kicking off a co-headlining tour with Mayhem in January.

The trio's last appearance in the U.S. featured Watain's infamous stage ceremony, which made headlines across the world for its blasphemous display of blood, fire, and death and even made an appearance at lowest common denominator tabloid TMZ.

On this upcoming tour, fans can expect another special performance that will surely shock the uninitiated once again. The trek features Revenge as support, and dates are as follows:

Jan. 8, 2015--Philadelphia, PA--Union Transfer
Jan. 9, 2015--Baltimore, MD--Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 10, 2015--New York, NY--Webster Hall
Jan. 11, 2015--Boston, MA--Royale
Jan. 12, 2015--Montreal, QC--Club Soda
Jan. 13, 2015--Toronto, ON--Opera House
Jan. 15, 2015--Cleveland, OH--Agora Ballroom
Jan. 16, 2015--Chicago, IL--Bottom Lounge
Jan. 17, 2015--Minneapolis, MN--Mill City Nights
Jan. 18, 2015--Lawrence, KS--Granada Theater
Jan. 20, 2015--Denver, CO--Summit Music Hall
Jan. 23, 2015--Calgary, AB--Republik
Jan. 24, 2015--Edmonton, AB--Starlite Room
Jan. 26, 2015--Vancouver, BC--Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 27, 2015--Seattle, WA--El Corazon
Jan. 28, 2015--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 30, 2015--San Francisco, CA--DNA Lounge
Jan. 31, 2015--Los Angeles, CA--Fonda Theatre More...

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Mount Salem Gearing Up For Tour

American doom rock outfit Mount Salem will hit European shores for the first time ever in October and November.

The tour kicks off next week Saturday, October 25th, at the Into The Void festival in Holland. Comments Mount Salem: "We are very excited to be coming overseas for our first time. Traveling is a hobby for all of us so we're thrilled to be able to see new countries, meet new people, and of course, play some music."

25/10/14 NL - Leeuwarden - Into The Void Festival
26/10/14 DE - Hamburg - Rock Café St. Pauli
30/10/14 DK - Copenhagen - Stengade
31/10/14 DE - Paderborn - Thumbs Up Fest
01/11/14 NL - Rotterdam - Dutch Doom Days
02/11/14 UK - London - Our Black Heart
04/11/14 FR - Paris - Le Klub
06/11/14 ES - Madrid - El Perro
07/11/14 ES - Zaragoza - Arrebato
08/11/14 ES - Barcelona - Almo2bar
10/11/14 IT - Milan - Lo-Fi
11/11/14 IT - Bologna - Freakout Club
12/11/14 AT - Wien - Arena
13/11/14 CH - Olten - Coq d'Or
14/11/14 DE - Siegen - Vortex
15/11/14 DE - Würzburg - Hammer of Doom Festival
16/11/14 DE - Leipzig - Plaque More...

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Askaris Streaming Full Album

"Neuronal Corruption," the second full-length album from French death metal band Askaris, is now available online for streaming.

Check out all the tracks below, and you can also pick up a copy of the release at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Chainsawdomy 03:11
2. Demonic Metamorphosis 03:41
3. Divine Cleansing 04:04
4. The Fetid Hold of Astaroth 02:36
5. Body Parts Puzzle 03:43
6. Buried Alive 03:02
7. Neuronal Corruption 04:12
8. A Post Apocalyptic Delivery 04:27
9. Reworking The god Failure 03:11
10. Gra(lo)ve Story 04:24
11. Belial Rules Over The Freezing Earth 02:56 More...

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Aversions Crown Releases "Vectors" Video

Aversions Crown will drop a Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut this November titled "Tyrant," which is due out November 17th (U.K.) and November 24th (U.S.).

Today the band releases a new music video for "Vectors" (available below). The "Tyrant" track listing is as follows:

1. Hollow Planet
2. The Glass Sentient (watch the lyric video here)
3. Conqueror
4. Vectors
5. Earth Steriliser
6. Avalanche
7. Xenoforms
8. Overseer
9. Controller
10. Faith Collapsing More...

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Nachtblut Posts New Lyric Video

After releasing the "Wie Gott Wein" video last week, today Nachtblut unloads another song from upcoming album "Chimonas."

Watch the new lyric video for "Wien 1683" in the player provided below. "Chimonas" is due out November 3rd via Napalm Records, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Gotteskrieger
2. Wien 1683
3. Wie Gott sein
4. Kalt wie ein Grab
5. Und immer wenn die Nacht anbricht
6. Schwarz
7. Dort wo die Krähen
8. Märchen
9. Töte mich
10. Chimonas More...

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Carcass Releases New Music Video

Reactivated death metal outfit Carcass just dropped a new music video for "The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills."

The clip was directed by Kazuaki “Kazu” Kimura & Glenn Maguire and comes from latest album "Surgical Steel" (reviewed here).

Carcass will also be unleashing a selection of unreleased and hard to find tracks this November 17th entitled the "Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" EP, and you can catch the band live on the road with Obituary later this month.

The "Surgical Steel" album's track listing is as follows:

1. 1985 (1:15)
2. Thrasher's Abbatoir (1:50)
3. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System (4:02)
4. A Congealed Clot of Blood (4:14)
5. The Master Butcher's Apron (4:01)
6. Noncompliance to ASTM F 899-12 Standard (6:07)
7. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills (4:10)
8. Unfit for Human Consumption (4:25)
9. 316 L Grade Surgical Steel (5:20)
10. Captive Bolt Pistol (3:17)
11. Mount of Execution (8:25) More...

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Zom Reveals Album Details

The blackened death metallers from Zom will release full-length debut album "Flesh Assimilation" on November 24th in the U.S. via Dark Descent Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

The Irish outfit was described by No Clean Singing as a “thermonuclear assault of hellish blackened death metal with grotesquely distorted guitar maelstroms and reverberating leviathan roars.”

Artwork for the album comes courtesy of artist Zbyszek Bielak, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Tombs of the Void
2. Hordes from the Cursed Realms
3. Gates to Beyond
4. Conquest
5. Illbeings Unspeak
6. Dead Worlds
7. The Depths
8. Flesh Assimilation More...

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V.I.L. Signs With WormHoleDeath

Spanish death/grind band V.I.L. has signed a deal for the distribution and publishing of "Requiem For A Prayer" via WormHoleDeath.

A preview clip can be seen below, and the band comments: "We’re so happy starting to work with WormHoleDeath label and their big professional team. We are grateful with the label for trust in our music and giving the support they have given us.”

The label also had this to say: "V.I.L. was born during 2011 on the mountains of Alicante and created by D.Boix, Jorge M. and Kike after groove metal band Vil Vituperio dissapeared.

"Since 2014, V.I.L. reached a more focused sound and personality and recorded debut album 'Requiem for a Prayer' in Novoe Studios (Valencia). The band is currently working with Jose Luis Hervas to shoot a first video for the song 'My Forgiveness.' Futhermore V.I.L. are developing an intense touring schedule to promote the upcoming release."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Scent
3. My Forgiveness
4. Pride Of Monkeys
5. Virulent Lethal Infection
6. Fight In The Shadows
7. Nature For Sale
8. Zorr@s Mutantes More...

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Exodus Streaming Full Album

Fans can listen to all of "Blood In, Blood Out" by Bay Area thrashers Exodus in its entirety at Yahoo Music here.

The album is officially due out tomorrow and you can pre-order via iTunes over at this location. The 2-disc digi-pak version also includes the bonus “Blood Upon The Goat” DVD.

You can check out a teaser trailer for the bonus disc at this location.

The full album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Incite Announces New Tour Dates

Incite - Richie Cavalera’s musical middle finger to society - is set to take the states by storm this Fall on a newly announced tour with 36 Crazyfists, Skinlab, and All Hail the Yeti.

The tour kicks off on October 31st in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The tour hits 20 western and central U.S. cities before wrapping up in Chico, CA on November 23rd. See below for a full listing of dates.

“So fired up to be doing a US tour with such killer bands,” states Richie Cavalera. “It’s going to be a rager every night. We want to see all of you in the pit! The tour kicks-off Halloween night and hits all the killer spots throughout the west coast and midwest. We’re ready to make some new fans and friends.” More...

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Tombs Posts "Heroes" Video

Tombs released latest album "Savage Gold" on June 10th, and today the band presents a new video for the band's cover version of David Bowie's "Heroes."

The video was directed by Jaclyn Sheer & Samantha Astolfi. Check it out below, thanks to Stereogum.com. The band comments:

"We recorded and mixed the song on our own with the help of Tim Schmoyer in Boston. We chose this version of the song because it was featured in the soundtrack of Christiane F, a 1981 German film by Ulrich Edel. It's a dark drama about a young girl's descent into drug abuse and prostitution. I've been listening to the soundtrack during the band's many trips to Germany and have always wanted to cover the song." More...

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Nightwish Posts "Arabesque" Video

The Finnish symphonic metal storytellers from Nightwish are currently working on their upcoming new album.

The band was recently recording the orchestra at the London based Angel Studio's, along with Pip Williams. Floor Jansen commented about this experience:

"This was the first time I witnessed the recording of an orchestra and it was so enchanting! I was stunned by the professionalism of the players, the conductor, the studio engineers and by the amazing arrangements Pip made again. To hear it all come together is amazing, goose bumps all the way through!!!"

The yet-untitled creation will be the first Nightwish studio record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (Wintersun, Swallow The Sun) will replace him. The album is set for a release in Spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Today the band releases a special clip for the hymn "Arabesque," with impressions of the "Imaginaerum" world tour. Check it out below. More...

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Bring Me The Horizon Announces New Single

Ahead of the band's biggest-ever show at London’s Wembley Arena on December 5th, Bring Me The Horizon continues a trail-blazing quest to bring its own unique brand of metal anthems to the masses with the release of new single, "Drown."

The new single is due out on December 9th on Epitaph in the U.S. and you can pre-order now at this location. After the release of previous LP "Sempiternal," the band returns with this powerfully melodic rock anthem.

Bring Me The Horizon is also gearing up to enter the studio again early next year to record a full-length follow-up to "Sempiternal," with "Drown" just giving a taste of what’s to come. More...

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Endamaged Signs With Sliptrick Records

Rome thrash metal outfit Endamaged just inked a worldwide deal with Sliptrick Records for the release of newest album "At The Gates." Sliptrick Records comments:

"Endamaged stands for stunning thrash metal in the vein of Exodus and Iced Earth, with a hint of Iron Maiden and Megadeth. Blistering yet melodic heavy music the way it's meant to be, Endamaged managed to pack an 8 track album, soon to hit the stage in a club near you!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. Soldier God
2. Death (the 4th seal)
3. Lies of the vultures
4. When the walls fall down
5. No grave but the sea
6. Master of the abyss
7. Into the pit...Endamaged
8. The dome of the rock More...

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Banisher To Record New Album

Polish metal outfit Banisher is entering the studio to record a new album. The recording process starts in November at Invent-Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

This will be the band's third full-length album containing seven brand new songs, and it follows the previous "Scarcity" LP released via Unquiet Records last year. Work is expected to be completed in early 2015.

During 2013 – 2014 the band has been touring extensively promoting "Scarcity," touring across Europe and performing alongside metal leviathans such as Hate. The band had this to say:

"The last two years have been a major breakthrough for the band. After recording our second album 'Scarcity' we got on a new level of quality and musicianship. We had several fantastic opportunities to play great gigs, tours and festivals. It’s really hard for a band like us to operate effectively without the support of major labels or expensive promotion/management, but nevertheless many people appreciated our work. Especially after seeing us live. We really put tons of effort in our performances, and it’s definitely worth it.

"These two years gave us huge motivation to work on the new album. Normally, it takes at least 3 years to create new songs. After recording 'Scarcity' I though that it’s going to be extremely hard to create something better. I couldn’t be more wrong. New songs are definitely superior. This time, the whole material was written in less than half a year. I’ve been more creative than ever. Those 7 songs are just relentless. I’m 100% certain about the quality of the new stuff, it gives me shivers whenever I play/listen to those songs.' More...

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Circles Releases Music Video

Australia's Circles just released a new video for "On My Way," which can be seen below thanks to Metalhammer.

The clip was directed and edited by Dave Hunter, with filming by Will Gaffney of Artscope Pictures. You can also pick up the band's new "Infinitas" album over at this location.

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Nesseria Streaming Full Album

"Fractures," the new full-length by French grinding metallic hardcore outfit Nesseria, is now up for full streaming (listen in below) and pre-order via Throatruiner Records.

This follow-up to the band's 2009 self-titled debut was engineered and mixed at Drudenhaus Studio by Neb Xort (Aluk Todolo, Anorexia Nervosa) and mastered at New Alliance East (Converge, Gaza).

"Fractures" is due out November 15th via Throatruiner Records & Trendkill Recordings on 12" vinyl (CD on Trendkill/Grains Of Sand, tape on Swarm Of Nails). The track listing is as follows: More...

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Inner Sanctum Comments On Facebook Ban

After posting a tour flyer online containing sexual content (see it below), India's melodic death metal outfit Inner Sanctum was briefly banned from posting on Facebook (a situation we at Metalunderground understand, as any album cover we post that contains nipples or ass cracks gets deleted). Inner Sanctum had this to say:

"Yesterday (10th Oct 2014) Inner Sanctum was banned from Facebook for posting content that was deemed offensive. Someone had flagged our poster because they found the nature of the post to be too graphic.

"There are various ways you could look at this….weigh out the different opinions, figure out what crosses certain lines, artistic liberties, and the relevance of shock value as a marketing gimmick, but none of these address the actual issue at hand…which is…people are in denial when it comes to SEX. SEX SEX SEX, the more you say it the more it offends people.

"Living in India this issue is magnified to a larger degree since most of us are equivalent to Jesus, because we were all born of immaculate conception right…because Indians don’t have sex. I am not a product of my dad’s semen or my mother’s incubating womb, some stork from the sky just dropped me off! It was co incidence and conditioning that made me end up with their features, and biological genes and mannerisms…no sex involved here perverts. More...

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The Duskfall Streaming New Track

The Duskfall today presents the first track off upcoming album "Where The Tree Stands Dead."

Check out the track "Farewell" below. Apostasy Records also comments:

"The Duskfall is back! Their new opus which was mastered by Ahti Kortelainen (Sonata Arctica, Moonsorrow, Sentenced…) marks the band’s return to the scene after seven years of silence and delivers all the strengths of the Swedish metallers!

"Intense guitar solos, unforgettable melodies and brutal death / thrash riffing are the most obvious elements of the band’s style.

"Above all soars the aggressive, yet emotional voice of Magnus that gives a very special edge to anthems like 'Endgame,' 'Farewell' or 'We The Freaks.' The album will be released on November 21st in Germany/Switzerland/Austria, November 24th in UK and rest of Europe and on January 13th 2015 in North America!

"With 'Where The Tree Stands Dead' The Duskfall truly embraced the essence of their sound. This IS Swedish Metal at its very best!"

The track listing is as follows:

01. To The Pigs
02. Farewell
03. I Can Kill You
04. Where The Tree Stands Dead
05. We The Freaks
06. Endgame
07. Hate For Your God
08. The Charade
09. Burn Your Ghosts
10. Travesty
11. We Bleed More...

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Samael Live Footage Posted Online

The Swiss metal titans from Samael recently performed live in Prague on October 11th, 2014.

The band's entire 35 minute set has now been posted online and can be seen below, thanks to YouTube user Ruzovaveverka.

Samael's latest album "Lux Mundi" (reviewed here) was released in 2011, and keyboardist Xy recently released the orchestral "Sedunum" album (full details at this location).

Norwegian fans can also catch Samael performing live on the Blastfest 2014 festival.

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Bloodbath Posts New Lyric Video

Sweden's Bloodbath has partnered with Revolver to unleash a new track and lyric video for "Famine of God's Word." Check it out below.

"Famine of God's Word" comes off the band's fourth album of supreme death metal, "Grand Morbid Funeral," which is set to release on November 18th through Peaceville Records.

An additional "Grand Morbid Funeral" track titled "Unite in Pain," is streaming over at this location. You can also pre-order "Grand Morbid Funeral" through the Peaceville Bloodbath store here.

Bloodbath is notable for the inclusion of Katatonia, Opeth and now Paradise Lost members throughout its history. Following the departure of Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt and months of speculation and rumor, Nick Holmes was announced as the new vocalist of Bloodbath last month. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Let the Stillborn Come to Me
2. Total Death Exhumed
3. Anne
4. Church of Vastitas
5. Famine of God`s Word
6. Mental Abortion
7. Beyond Cremation
8. His Infernal Necropsy
9. Unite in Pain
10. My Torturer
11. Grand Morbid Funeral More...

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