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Metal News for October 16, 2011

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Dirge Within To Enter The Studio

Dirge Within, the band featuring former SOiL guitarist Shaun Glass, has announced that the band will be entering the studio this December to begin work on a new elease. A message from Glass reads as follows:

"First off the reason I have written about this is the amount of fans asking me as well as friends in bands as well. I am not in SOiL nor is their tour a original line-up reunion.Yes Ryan is on board as well as Tim (King; bass), Adam (Zadel; guitar) are from the original line up. I wish them the best. I am 100% busy and focused on Dirge Within.

"We just wrapped up a full US tour for the new Absolution EP and were now preparing to enter the studio in early December to begin the new album and were pretty stoked on how much the song's are still growing as we keep hammering 'em to make sure they are the strongest they can be. Some of the titles are 'Memories', 'For My Enemies', 'Murder..Savior' all are set to be part of this new full album which will be out early in 2012. Trust me this is gonna stomp some asses!"

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Dismember Calls It A Day

Swedish death metal veterans Dismember have announced that they have broken up. A brief statement from the bass player Tobias Cristiansson reads as follows:

"After 23 years, Dismember have now decided to quit. We wish to thank all our fans for your support."

Dismember released their first album, "Like An Ever Flowing Stream" in 1991 and released seven more studio albums afterwards, the most recent of which was a self-titled effort, which was released in 2008.

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ProgPower XIII Band Announcement Video Posted

ProgPower XIII posted the band announcement video for the event in Atlanta, Georgia. The event lineup is:

ProgPower USA XIII
September 12-15, 2012 at Center Stage Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia USA

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012:

Sinbreed (Germany) +
Kingcrow (Italy) +
Amaranthe (Sweden) +
Serenity (Austria) +
Primordial (Ireland)
Redemption (USA)
Epica (The Netherlands & Belgium)

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012:

Above Symmetry (Norway) +
Lanfear (Germany) +
Solution .45 (Sweden & Finland) +
Mystic Prophecy (Germany & Greece) +
Mayan - with special guests (The Netherlands & Belgium) +
Pretty Maids (Denmark)
Symphony X (USA)

(+ USA Debut)

Tickets are now on sale at this location.

Check out the announcement video here:

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Korpiklaani Plays in Helsinki, Finland

I was quite tired walking to DOM from work this past Friday. Long week and lots of rain had taken their toll, but soon I relized: Who cares how long and dragging the day is, when you know damn well you will be seeing Korpiklaani in the evening! You’d think after seeing them 6 times, it would begin to feel routine, but not the case- Korpiklaani is an experience that should be repeated over and over again; and as often as possible.

Upon arriving at the venue, it’s a load off my shoulders to see all these happy smiling Finns, armed with drinks and just patiently (some not so patiently….) waiting for the night to start. After a pre show interview and beer with Jarkko Aalto, I’m more than ready for the set to commence!
The first band this evening is Frosttide; 2010 Finnish Metal Expo winners of the Underground Act of the Year award. Based in Jyväskylä, these guys live up to the title. Their stage presence is charismatic and energetic though they are quite young! Singer Joni’s deep growls provide perfect companion to the heroic sounding guitar lines and blast beats. More...

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Interview with Jarkko Aaltonen of Korpiklaani

Over half a year after the extremely successful release of their seventh album, Ukon Wacka; we caught up with bassist Jarkko Aaltonen at their show in Helsinki this past weekend. Jarkko tells us about whats in the works for the future; including more folklore, more touring and the possibility of new album. More...

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Nyogtha Streaming "Origin Of I" Album

U.K. drone act Nyogtha has made the band's new album "Origin Of I" available online for streaming. You can check out the album by heading over to the Nyogtha Bandcamp page here. The album's tack listing is as follows:

1. Turns To Dust...
2. Feedback From The Human Void
3. The Third Eye
4. The Birth Of Consciousness More...

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Saxon Posts More Tour Footage

Saxon has uploaded more tour videos from the band's trek across North America. Below you can find video clips from Saxon's stops at New York and Las Vegas. The previously posted video updates from Toronto and Texas are also still available online by clicking here.

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Kambrium Reveals "Shadowpath" Art

Kambrium, which recently signed to Massacre Records, has unveiled the new cover artwork of the band's upcoming debut album "Shadowpath."

"Shadowpath" was recorded at the Metalsound Studio in Osterode, and produced and mastered by Torsten Sauerbrey (My Inner Burning). The new album will feature 10 songs and is set for release on November 25th.

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The Haarp Machine Uploads In-Studio Footage

The Haarp Machine has posted a third video clip in a new series of in-studio videos online. You can check out the new clip below, or find the second video by heading over to this location.

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OpEd

Metal Videos To Get You In The Halloween Mood

Last year Dan from Autumns Eyes wrote up an article on the Top Ten Halloween songs in honor of that most metal of holidays. This year we’re taking a look at those metal songs with music videos to get you into the proper Halloween mood, and to start off we’ll head into the most crazy, over-the-top, and outright ridiculous videos to be found in metaldom.

Gwar – “Immortal Corruptor”

Anything involving both Halloween and metal pretty much automatically is connected with Gwar. The “Immortal Corrupter” video has got pretty much everything a good horror flick should have – monsters, skeletons, torture, disembowelments, and a flaming drum kit that shoots gouts of blood. If you already hate Gwar there’s no way this clip will change your mind, but nobody can claim it isn’t monstrously entertaining.

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Satan's Host Streaming Newly Re-Recorded Track

Colorado's Satan's Host, reunited with Ex-Jag Panzer singer Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin, is streaming the re-recorded version of "Nightside of Eden," which originally appeared on the band's 2000 release "Archidoxes of Evil." The re-recorded song is part of the forthcoming "Celebration For the Love of Satan" release to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band's debut LP "Metal From Hell." The LP is scheduled for release on November 21, 2011 (EU) and November 22, 2011 (North America) through Moribund Records.

The release is a compilation of ten re-recorded tracks from the band's catalog all with Conklin on vocals (known in the band as "Leviathan Thisiren"), including tracks originally sung by L.C.F. Elixir after Conklin departed for Titan Force and Jag Panzer obligations. The release also features two new tracks ("For the Love of Satan" and "Convictions").

The track listing for "Celebration for the Love of Satan" is:

1. For the Love of Satan
2. Hell Fire
3. Metal from Hell
4. Witches Return
5. Cauldron of the Ancients
6. Nigtside of Eden
7. Ecliptic Equinox
8. H.E.L.L.
9. Satanic Grimoire
10. The Cursing-Vampyric Evil-Eye
11. Dark Priest
12. Convictions

Check out the re-recorded "Nightside of Eden" here:

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Trillium Posts 2011 Extended EPK Video

Trillium, the new project featuring Amanda Somerville (Epica, Kiske-Somerville, Aina), posted a 2011 Extended EPK Video for the forthcoming LP "Alloy." The band will release "Alloy" through Frontiers Records on November 1, 2011 (North America) and November 4, 2011 (EU).

Check out the Extended EPK video here:

In addition, you can hear preview samples of three tracks from "Alloy" here:

Trillium - Machine Gun

Trillium - Coward

Trillium - Scream It

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Warbringer Posts North American Tour Ep 1 Video

California thrashers Warbringer has posted episode one of a video series showcasing a "collection of colors and sounds" from the North America Torn Asunder Tour with Diamond Plate, Landmine Marathon and Lazarus A.D.

Check out the video here:

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Sunday Old School: Pungent Stench

Possibly one of the most darkly humorous bands from the old school, Pungent Stench traces it's roots back to 1988 when former members of Carnage came together to create this sick and twisted group. These "tres hombres," as the three members Martin Schirenc (El Cochino) on vocals and guitar, El Gore on bass and Alex Wank on drums referred to themselves as, became the flagbearers for extreme warped metal in the early nineties. After a demo and a split EP with fellow Austrians the Disharmonic Orchestra in 1989, Pungent Stench unleashed it's "Extreme Deformity" 7" and the classic debut "For God Your Soul...For Me Your Flesh." The time was 1990, a year that also saw them put out one of a couple split 7"s with Nuclear Blast labelmates Benediction. (A band that Alex Wank never minded sharing vinyl space with, since he deemed them the only other group on the label that vaguely resembled them.) This album took the underground by storm with it's deranged groovy death beat songs like "Dead Body Love" and "Embalmed In Sulphuric Acid." This was back in the time when not many bands were recording extreme metal. More...

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