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Metal News for October 16, 2012

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35 news articles posted on this day.

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Pit Stories: Germán Pascual Braves The Elements

Tuesday has rolled around again and that means its time for more Pit Stories taken from directly from the musicians who keep the metal world running. Normally the mosh pit is where all the action is at, but sometimes just getting to the venue can be quite the ordeal all on it's own. Today Germán Pascual (Divinefire, ex-Narnia) shares the following story about an "act of God" nearly stopping the band from performing during a Brazilian tour:

After a great gig in Sao Paulo and a decent good night sleep we headed for Curitiba. The trip was estimated 5 to 6 hours, so we would have plenty of time to rest before next show. The weather broadcast was looking good and all of us were in great spirit.

Then it all started to go wrong BANG, a flat tire! Imagine 10 hungry metal heads in 40C = to about 110F degrees in the middle of nowhere. Thank God the chauffeur took hold of the situation together with the roadies. The rest of us started a long walk to the nearest restaurant. Drained in sweat we finally had lunch and later on met up with the others. Still on time we continued our trip south.

After half an hour the traffic started to get crowded. Very slowly but still in motion we noticed that the sky went darker. It started to rain. For all of you who haven't been in a tropical country I must mention that when it rains, IT RAINS! The traffic stops and we don't move for hours. Now we are getting the picture of a wrecked schedule, but still in a hopeful mood. We start to move, slowly, and now we can see what made the traffic jam. The road is totally flushed away, gone, zero, nothing! With heavy heads we almost gave up. But still we were moving forward and we saw cars that crossed to the other side. High up in the mountains with just a tiny string left of the road, we too took the daring and insane decision to move on. Safe on the other side and half way there we were late. Okay, Sound check: no time, a refreshing shower and change of clothes: no way.
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Egregor Posts "Vals De Luna" Video

Chilean female-fronted act Egregor has released the band's first video for the song "Vals de Luna." You can check out the clip in the YouTube player below. More music from Egregor is also available for streaming over at the band's Facebook profile.

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Mothership Signs To Ripple Music

Ripple Music has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Mothership:

"Ripple Music is chuffed to announce the signing of 70's-tinged U.S. hard rock band, Mothership, for a two album deal that will start with the world-wide release of the band’s self-titled debut. Expect to see this raging slab of incendiary hard rock on CD, digital, and never-before released vinyl early in 2013 on Ripple Music.

"Mothership was formed in 2010 by hard-rock loving brothers, Kyle and Kelley Juett, infused by a love of all that is retro-heavy from years of influence under their father John’s record collection. Originally bereft of a drummer, father John learned how to play and filled in for practice and gigs until permanent skin pounder Judge Smith took over the drummer’s throne. Since then, there’s been no looking back. Already one of Texas’s hottest live bands, word of the Mothership’s rock and roll prowess has leaked far across the country and is already gathering steam in Europe. With a sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, Mothership’s goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style of the '70's, updated and amped up for the modern day. That hard-rocking sound is filled out by the true legend-in-the-making axeman, Kelley Juett, who seamlessly builds upon guitar heroes of the past with his own fiery licks.

"Having already shared the stage with such revered bands as Prong, Red Fang, Lo-Pan, Dixie Witch, Venomous Maximus, and Wo Fat, their 2012 self-released debut was brought to the attention of Ripple Music who instantly knew this was a band to reckon with. One ingestion of their combustible live show at the Metroplex Heavyfest convinced Ripple that a partnership was inevitable After a family dinner of Italian cuisine, beer and whiskey, both Label and band knew they’d found kindred brothers.

"Ripple will re-release Mothership’s debut album on CD and 12” vinyl, including an extremely limited run of 100 multi-colored, splattered 12” with autographed posters. The album also features the production, mastering, and guest guitar contributions of Kent Stump from Texas heavy rock heroes, Wo Fat.

"Texas is famous for its hard rock. Mothership is the next step in that legendary lineage. Get ready to jump aboard the Mothership for an overdose of vintage hard rock!"

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Parkway Drive Streaming New Song Online

Parkway Drive has unleashed a brand new track from the soon to be released fourth album "Atlas," which is due out October 30th via Epitaph Records. The new track titled "Old Ghost / New Regrets" can be streamed through the player below.

"The album was written at a time the band was travelling very extensively which had a major effect on the lyrics," says front man Winston McCall. "While there is no overarching theme, the songs resonate with the travels we as a band have made, and the effects they have had. This has lead to some of the harshest, and also some of the most personal lyrical content that we've ever put to music. In every way, this record has been shaped by the experiences that shaped us a people."

McCall continues, "This record means the world to us. Never as a band, and as people, have we put more effort and thought into creating music. There is more of us in this record than anything before. The experiences that it took to create over the years were once in a lifetime. Ten years down the track, this is the Parkway you know, but we've decided to step it up." More...

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Ill Nino Streaming Entire New Album

Ill Nino has teamed up with Loudwire to give fans a chance to listen to the forthcoming album "Epidemia" before it is released on October 22nd. Listen to the full album stream at this location.

Vocalist Cristian Mercado states, “The recording of Epidemia was an amazing experience. We've set the bar higher than ever before. I truly believe this record is one of Ill Nino’s best efforts. I really can't wait for our fans to hear Epidemia, I know it will connect with many of them on a new level. I can definitely say it's going to be a crusher but will not lack any of the beauty and passion that appears on our early records.”

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Opium Warlords Unveils Album Art/Track Listing

Svart Records has announced November 30th as the release date for Opium Warlods' "We Meditate Under the Pussy in the Sky." Featuring ex-Reverend Bizarre mainman Sami Albert Hynninen, "We Meditate Under the Pussy in the Sky" is the band's second album, and first for Svart. The artwork and track listing are available below, and the following press release was also issued:

"After three years of mental purgatory and dwelling in the sewers of the netherworld, Opium Warlords returns to life. We Meditate Under the Pussy in the Sky is a daring and demanding glimpse of one person’s private hell/heaven, but because of its un-belonging quality, it also deals with the layers of human life that we all share: the primal elements that are the same in all of us.

"Instead of being bound to one tradition or context, this music is global in a pure and un-degenerated sense of the word, and is meant to be heard by everyone – beyond all the scenes, groups, and genres – who has sensitivity, courage, and willingness to open up their hearts and souls and to literally gaze at and (to be precise) to become one with extreme light and darkness. It is an invitation to worlds inside the artist, but also the listener himself/herself.

"Phobos and Deimos, Fear and Dread, are the moons of Mars, The God of War. Imagine what kind of cosmic music might vibrate from there to our Earth? Even if not perhaps 'entertainment' per se, it may open up gateways to a different kind of luxuries of leisure, relaxation, and self-consciousness, if you just allow it to access your life."

1. Sxi-Meru
2. Slippy
3. Lament For The Builders Of Khara Khoto
4. This Wind Is A Gift From A Distant Friend
5. Satan Knew My Secret Heart More...

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Foul Body Autopsy Signs With Ukem Records

Ukem Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with solo act Foul Body Autopsy:

"Ukem Records are extremely proud to announce that we have teamed up with one man killing machine Foul Body Autopsy to officially release and distribute the band's forthcoming debut full-length album.

"Set for a January 2013 release, the yet untitled album will absolutely slay and we as a label are super pleased to be teaming up with such a talented individual! Check out this video below for a taste of what to expect!"

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Dark Confessions Reveals "Insanity" Details

Brutal death metallers from Spain, Dark Confessions, have released the cover of their debut album, which recorded in the UltraSound Studios 2 and produced by Daniel Cardoso (Noctem, Angelus Apatrida, Anneke VanGiersbergen, etc.) The artwork was designed by Marcelo Vasco (Satyricon, Slayer, Job for a Cowboy, Noctem, Soulfly, etc.) and can be viewed below.

The 11 track release has been dubbed "Insanity," and will be released in Spain on October 26th and worldwide in December. The "Insanity" track listing is as follows:

1. Frozen Soul
2. My Turn
3. Sea of Oblivion
4. BioHazard
5. The voice of the Apocalypse
6. Prelude to Tragedy
7. Scars of Insanity
8. Denigration
9. Inferno Infection
10. Distorted Reality
11. Bloodshed More...

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Crest Of Darkness Announces New Album

The first details of the latest album from Norwegian black metal act Crest of Darkness have just been revealed. Crest of Darkness will release a new ten track album titled "In The Presence of Death" on February 11th, 2013 via My Kingdom Music.

According to a press release, the album "promises to be the most complete, extreme and dark album the band has ever recorded." Recently the band also announced the addition of Djevelkult guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim (aka Dødsherre Xarim).

Jan replaces the outgoing Kjell Arne Hubred, a seven year veteran with the band who was leaving to devote more time to his young family, which, according to frontman Ingar Amlien, was entirely understandable given that the band had plans to increase activity with the upcoming release of the album.

Solheim, he went on to say, has “brought a renewed sense of enthusiasm and purpose to the band, and as far as I’m concerned Crest of Darkness is sounding better and stronger than ever.”

Aside from Amlien on bass and vocals and Solheim on guitars, Crest of Darkness’ current lineup includes Rebo on guitars and Kjetil Hektoen on drums.

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Miss May I Releases New Music Video

Ohio-based metalcore act Miss May I has posted a new video for "Day By Day," which comes off of the band's latest release "At Heart," released through Rise Records. The group will also be headlining this fall's Alternative Press tour alongside The Ghost Inside, Like Moths to Flames, The Amity Affliction, and Glass Cloud. Dates are available below.

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Sorrowseed Announces New Tour Dates

Massachusetts based black metal act Sorrowseed has announced the band's first tour of the Northeast United States is coming at the end of the month. Dates for the "Unhallowed Reaping" tour are as follows:

THU 10/25 - THE WEBSTER - Hartford CT
FRI 10/26 - MILLY'S TAVERN - Manchester NH
SAT 10/27 - MANIAC LOUNGE - Smithfield RI
SUN 10/28 - MADDY'S LOUNGE - Saugus MA
MON 10/29 - JR'S BAR - Philadelphia PA
WED 10/31 - DUSK - Providence RI

Sorrowseed also comments, "Many of these shows are Halloween celebrations, and we hope to see as many of you as possible to support us on our first tour!" More info on Sorrowseed is available over at Facebook here.

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Centimani Signs To Dark Millenium

Centimani has officially inked a new deal with Dark Millienium Records. The label commented on the Coloroda-based band:

"Formed in 2006 under the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains, Centimani melds black metal with death/thrash metal to create a formidable artillery of sound that goes straight for the jugular.

"With lyrics based on warfare and the bloodshed that ensues, each song smashes against your brain like axe meeting shield. Now, after sharing the stage with the likes of Cephalic Carnage, Abigail Williams, and Macabre; and after the release of a three song EP in 2010, Centimani has just released a new full length CD titled, 'Aegaeon.' Recorded by Steve Goldberg of the mighty Cephalic Carnage, and featuring guest violin work, Aegaeon is proving to be an unstoppable colossus, ready to strike!" More...

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Fear Itself Posts "The Hand You're Dealt" Video

Dayton, Ohio's Fear Itself has released a new music video online for the track "The Hand You're Dealt." The clip was filmed and produced by Michael Pelaez of Tweak Media and the song also features Saud from The Crimson Armada. Check out the video clip below.

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Stone Sour Releases "Gone Sovereign" Video

Stone Sour's brand new video for "Gone Sovereign," the opening track from "House of Gold & Bones Part 1," has premiered online and can be viewed at Noisecreep.com here.

"House of Gold & Bones Part 1" will be available everywhere on October 22nd, 2012. The track listing is as follows:

1. Gone Sovereign
2. Absolute Zero
3. A Rumor of Skin
4. The Travelers, Pt. 1
5. Tired
6. RU486
7. My Name is Allen
8. Taciturn
9. Influence of a Drowsy God
10. The Travelers, Pt. 2
11. Last of the Real More...

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Meek Is Murder Discusses New EP's Cover Artwork

Meek is Murder talks cover art and concepts behind the band's upcoming EP, "Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky," in a video released earlier today. The video introduces NYC based illustrator Jeremiah Dube, who discusses the color theory and illustration behind the artwork of the Sci-Fi themed EP. Check out the video below.

"Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky" was engineered and mixed by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mike Portnoy, and Foxy Shazam) along with producer and guest vocalist Jesse Korman of The Number 12 Looks Like You. "Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky" was mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon) at West West Side Music. More...

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Serianna Releases New Single

Serianna is excited to announce that new single "Deadweight" is available everywhere today. You can check out the song in the player below. The band is busy writing a second album for Bullet Tooth, but wanted to give fans an early taste with a brand new song to tie them over until early 2013.

Singer and lyricist Chris Nutting comments, "This song is a precursor to the new album we are currently writing, in a sense of what style we are adapting into. Deadweith is all about cutting out the people who hold you down in life, and being happy at the end of the day with who you are and what you stand for."

Guitarist and songwriter Kris Meyer-Ruef said, "We couldn't be more excited to be releasing a new song, I think we all felt it was time to breathe new life into our music and this song is a definite creative departure for us. We got to go heavier, bigger and more soulful than our music has ever been, but this is only the beginning!" More...

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Gwar Front Thing Appears On "Louder Education"

Metal Injection & Peavey have premiered another episode of "Louder Education," a new collaborative show starring Testament shredder Alex Skolnick. On the season finale, GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus talks about celebrity culture, the history of GWAR, and he sets the record straight about his feelings on Megadeth's Dave Mustaine.

At the end of it all, not only does Oderus jam with the kids on the GWAR crusher "Let Us Slay," but Alex Sklonick joins him and the kids for an encore jam of the Testament jam, "The Preacher." Check out the clip below. The entire season of "Louder Education" is also now available for viewing at Metal Injection here. More...

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New Compilation Album Available For Download

A new compilation album featuring 23 different tracks (covering a variety of genres from metal to dubstep) has been posted online courtesy of Venomouz Wrath. The "Underground United Promotion Mixtape Vol. 1" can be streamed or downloaded at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Deathstryke - Death In Hell
2. Vect - Fuck It All
3. Rellik 781 - Redemption Coffin Feat Bloodshock
4. Dawn Of Ashes - Hollywood Made In Gehenna
5. Chuckklez - Vengeance Feat. Heaven
6. Scum - Never Repent
7. Cursed - In The Trenches
8. Jesse Alotto - Got That Flow (Make It Bang)
9. Bloody Ruckus - Murder On My Mind
10. Stahlorchester - Stahlorchester
11. Vamp - Drop It Ft. Xplizit & Wordplay
12. Dmize - The Living Forest Ft Scum
13. Ares - By The Will Of The Gods
14. Knothead - Can't Count The Demons
15. Deathbed Confessions - Find You In Hell
16. D Evil Violent Sextapes
17. Merduh The Innocynce - No!
18. The Prozac Generation - Lords Of Acid Drowning In Ecstasy (The Prozac Generation's Filthy Needle Mix)
19. Tha Roka - Wicked Onez Feat. Prophetic Mindz
20. Hymn For The Fallen - Flatline
21. Syniister - Sinister
22. Venomouz Wrath - The Serpents Lamb
23. Americas Most Wicked - Right Now

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Red Enemy Releases New Single

Ireland's Red Enemy has released a new single online for streaming and free download titled "Night Eyes." Give the song a listen through the bandcamp player below. More info on the band can be found at Facebook here. Red Enemy is:

Vocals: Kevin Letford
Guitars: Conor Dockery
Guitars: Jordan O' Leary
Bass: Jay Doyle
Drums: Daniel Lang More...

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Geoff Tate Posts New Song

Geoff Tate has teamed up with UltimateClassicRock.com for the worldwide premiere of his new track, "Take A Bullet." This is the second song to be released from his upcoming solo album, "Kings & Thieves," due out on November 6th, 2012 on InsideOut Music.

Check out "Take A Bullet" through UltimeClassicRock right here.

The previously posted lyric video for "Dark Money" is still available at this location, and the full album's track listing is:

01. She Slipped Away
02. Take A Bullet
03. In The Dirt
04. Say U Luv It
05. The Way I Roll
06. Tomorrow
07. Evil
08. Dark Money
09. These Glory Days
10. Change
11. Waiting

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Emerald Night Streaming New Single

Russian melodic black metal act Emerald Night has released a new single titled "Berserk," and the track is now available for streaming through the player available below. The track includes the vocal talents of Demether Grail (Arcane Grail), Runa (Aura), Wsegard (Atra Mustum) and Dismael (Emerald Night).

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A Life Once Lost Streams New Track

A Life Once Lost has just launched a new official band website at this location, which features tickets for upcoming tour and band news. The website launch comes just one week before the release of the band’s new album, "Ecstatic Trance," due out in North America on October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist.

To give fans another taste of "Ecstatic Trance," Stereokiller.com is currently streaming another new track titled "Empty Form." Stream the track right here.

A Life Once Lost recently announced a full U.S. tour with Revocation, visiting a venue near you this October and November. Support will come from Ken Mode. The tour kicks off this Thursday, October 18th in Trenton, NJ and comes to a close in Manchester, NH on November 17th with another A Life Once Lost only date capping on November 18th in Amityville, NY. More...

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Visions Offering New EP As Free Download

Visions has released a new EP titled "Demur," which can be downloaded for free at bandcamp or streamed through the player below. The band also commented:

"Well, here it is, our new, FREE, EP 'Demur'. Massive thanks to Luke Martin at Versed Audio for doing such a good job on the mix and master, Eduardo Apolonia for the awesome guitar tone, Hidden Words Studio for the EP artwork, and of course Myriad Records for helping us release this EP for free. Hope you like it guys."

The "Demur" track listing is as follows:

1. Once Again 03:51
2. Drowned by Habit 03:24
3. You Won't Even Know 03:11
4. Breaking Away 03:39 More...

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Enthroned Announces Tour With Forgotten Tomb

Belgium-based black metal entity Enthroned and Italian black/rock/doom metal outfit Forgotten Tomb are due to kick off a European tour on the 28th of November at Le Korigan in Luynes/Aix (France).

Both bands are touring in support of their latest full-length albums: "Obsidium" (by Enthroned) released in March via Agonia Records, along with "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil..." (by Forgotten Tomb) that is due to be released a month before the initial tour date.

The eleven-date journey will also include Singapore's black/death metal outfit Impiety as well as Spanish Black/Death thrashers Noctem. The entire event is organized by The Flaming Arts Agency. Dates are as follows:

28.11 - Luynes/Aix (France) "Le Korigan"
29.11 - France TBA
30.11 - Zurich (Switzerland) "Dynamo Grosser Saal"
01.12 - Romagnano Sesia (Italy) "Rock'n'Roll arena"
02.12 - Italy TBA
04.12 - Vienna (Austria) "Escape Metalcorner"
05.12 - Prague (Czech) "TBA"
06.12 - Berlin (Germany) "K17"
07.12 - Erfurt (Germany) "from Hell"
08.12 - Oberhausen (Germany) "Helvete"
09.12 - Darmstadt (Germany) "Steinbruch Theatre" More...

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The Acacia Strain Posts New Album Teaser

The Acacia Strain has posted a video clip online featuring band members (sort of) discussing the new album "Death is the only Mortal," released this month through Rise Records. Check out the clip below. The album's track listing is:

1. Doomblade
2. Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow
3. Go To Sleep
4. Brain Death
5. The Mouth of the River (streaming here)
6. Dust and the Helix
7. Victims of the Cave
8. Time and Death and God
9. The Chambered Nautilus
10. House of Abandon More...

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Bevar Sea Releases New Album

India's Bevar Sea has now released a self-titled album, which can be purchased in digital format via bandcamp or streamed in its entirety below. The track listing is:

1. The Smiler 07:41
2. Abishtu 08:46
3. Universal Sleeper 09:38
4. Mono Gnome 17:07 More...

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Abiotic Streaming New Track

Surfacing from the heart of South Florida, Miami's Abiotic will release debut album "Symbiosis" (reviewed here) on October 22nd via Metal Blade Records. In celebration of the album's release, Abiotichas teamed up with Total-Deathcore.com for an exclusive giveaway and song premiere.

Get all the details on the contest and a first listen to the premiere of the track "Facades" right here. The album's track listing is:

1. Metamorphilia
2. Vermosapien
3. A Universal Plague
4. To Burgeon and Languish
5. Hegira
6. Conquest of Gliese
7. The Singe
8. Exitus
9. Facades
10. The Graze of Locusts More...

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Godhunter Finishes Writing New Album

Arizona sludgedemons Godhunter have completed the primary writing stages of their newest audio thunder, set to be recorded and released in 2013, but have more pending matters to attend to first, as the band prepares for a few regional live performances this week.

Godhunter is responsible for having booked the debut of the Southwest Terror Fest, the event to bring a plethora of underground acts to Tucson for a two-day DIY extreme music gathering, this Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th. Extensive tour plans, including a Winter trek and a Spring tour crashing SXSW 2013 and back are being devised; watch for more live attacks to be declared in the coming weeks.

Godhunter will enter Arcane Digital Studios in Chandler, Arizona (Exhumed, Misery Index, Phobia) next Summer with producer Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Unruh) to record the new album "City Of Dust."

10/15/2012 Mesa Theater – Mesa, AZ w/ Saint Vitus, Weedeater, Sourvein, Twingiant
10/19/20/2012 The Rock – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest

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Clutch Reveals New Album Title

Maryland rockers Clutch have announced "Earth Rocker" as the title of their new studio album. "Earth Rocker" is scheduled for a worldwide release in March of 2013 on Clutch's label Weathermaker Music.

In conjunction with the album's release, Clutch will embark on the "Earth Rocker" world tour beginning in The United Kingdom in January of 2013. The band has completed tracking "Earth Rocker" with Machine handling all production duties. Machine is currently in the mixing process on the album. Fans can keep up on the progress of the album by visiting the band's new website right here.

Frontman Neil Fallon commented on the the recording process: "Last minute overdubs are fun. Harmonicas, tambourines (yes, we use those), claps, the odd backing vocal. Recording can be monotonous, so those unintended moments can be a lot of fun. It's kind of like kindergarten music class, but with beer. And sometimes the spontaneity of a last ditch idea breathes a lot of life back into a song that we've been beating up for weeks on end. A looming deadline can be a great muse!"

He continues, "It has a lot in common with Blast Tyrant in that Machine's production techniques are really unique. It differs from Blast Tyrant and a lot of other Clutch records in that, overall, the songs are faster and concise." More...

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Nergal Posts Sixth "Sacrum Profanum" Trailer

Behemoth frontman Nergal has now posted a sixth teaser trailer online for his new autobiography "Sacrum Profanum," which can be viewed below. You can also order the Polish version now at this location (an English translation is not expected until next year).

Nergal comments: “Despite the fact, that there is 7 hours difference between the place where I am now and Poland, I’m closely watching what is happening in my country in a day before the book is released. The opinions which reach me just confirm, that writing 'Confession Of The Heretic - Sacrum Profanum' was a good and needed idea. Right now it reached #50 on a list of bestsellers of a biggest Polish bookstore – Empik. It’s good and is going to be excellent! Thank you all for your support, interest and time you spend reading the book! I’m really proud and thankful” More...

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Orloff Reveals Debut Album Release Date

Razorback Recording has issued the following announcement about releasing "Apparitions Among the Graveyard Skies," the new album from Orloff:

"Why wait til October 31st to celebrate Halloween? Razorback Recordings will release the debut album from Orloff, titled 'Apparitions Among the Graveyard Skies,' on October 19th! The 13 song full-length album will come with a very exclusive item for the first 100 to order, so be on the lookout for all of the ordering info on that day! The band recently posted a new song from their upcoming album, 'Crimson Deathshroud,' that you can hear below!

"Orloff signed to Razorback earlier this Spring after the release of their 3 song demo 'Swamp of the Ravens.' Hailing from the swampy state of Louisiana, these horror creatures play some of the most original, heavy, and haunting Death Metal we have ever heard!

"Utilizing creepy organ sounds, evil and thundering riffs, and an unrelenting vocal assault. The band sold an impressive amount of copies of the demo CD, which we still have copies for sale at
this location." More...

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Cryptopsy Releasing Best-Of Compilation

After the digital release of a self-titled album, Cryptopsy is returning with a 2CD/digital download "best of" collection, entitled "The Best Of Us Bleed," to be released via Century Media Records on November 12th in Europe and November 19th in North America.

"The Best Of Us Bleed" gathers 32 songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including 3 exclusive, newer studio songs, several rare live/demo/cover/bonus tracks, as well as selected cuts from the band's first 6 studio albums. The cover artwork of this compilation was designed by Toshihiro Egawa (Krisiun, Abigail Williams) and the booklet contains extensive biographical liner notes by Adrien Begrand (Decibel Magazine). The track listing is as follows:

CD 1: "16 Stabwounds" (62:44)

1. Boden [2:51]
2. A Graceful Demise [4:25]
3. Holodomor [2:44]
4. Oh My Fucking God [3:28]
5. Worship Your Demons [2:06]
6. Silence The Tyrants [4:09]
7. The Headsmen [5:14]
8. Carrionshine [3:22]
9. The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91: 5-8) [3:26]
10. Endless Cemetery [5:17]
11. We Bleed [6:17]
12. Soar and Envision Sore Vision [3:29]
13. Voice Of Unreason [2:54]
14. Cold Hate, Warm Blood [3:53]
15. White Worms [3:41]
16. Emaciate [5:01] More...

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Night In Gales Frontman Quits

Germany's Night In Gales has published a press release on the band's official Facebook page. It includes a statement from longtime frontman Björn Goosses:

“1996-2012. 16 years Night In Gales, during which I have experienced some of the most intense moments as a musician - positive as well as negative ones. Well, Heavy Metal ain't no picnic. I don't wanna miss these memories whatsoever and I'll always be proud of what we have done as a band!

"After four albums, some great and memorable tours, many festivals and numerous shows across all Europe as well as a crazy trip to Japan, there was more or less silence for quite a while. But ten years after 'Necrodynamic' [2001] we didn't only give a sign of life with our fifth record 'Five Scars,' (reviewed here) we rather returned with a bang! Yet this album is my swansong for Night In Gales. Since the release of 'Five Scars' we earned overwhelming response on the album and played some awesome shows. I will gratefully treasure the memory of my very last two shows with Night In Gales, which took place in Romania last weekend - but still time has come for me to close this chapter. With 'Five Scars' things have come full circle for me.

"I want to thank Jens, Tobbe, Frank and Adriano, our former drummer Christian and interim drummer Hartmut as well as all supporters, partners and friends of Night In Gales for pulling their weight on making this band become part of my DNA.

"1996-2012. 16 years Night In Gales. I'll miss you, but it's time to move on. Cheers!" More...

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Anders and Per Depart The Haunted

The Haunted has announced the departure of two more members: guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen. The latest departures follow vocalist Peter Dolving's exit earlier this year. Here's the statement from Jensen:

It's with deep regret we have to inform you of another two departures from The Haunted; guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen. No animosity whatsoever caused these events, nor are there any other feelings than that they will both be dearly missed. We wish them all the best in whatever, and wherever, their future endeavors will take them.

For all you who have any knowledge about the band, and know how to count, you will realize that there are only two band members left; Jonas and myself. We are still committed to the The Haunted. However, in the light of these recent events, we honestly don't know what will happen. We hope for your appreciation of our current situation, and for your patience.

Here's the statement from Anders:

I feel that I have come to the end of the line regarding THE HAUNTED. This is not a sudden or hasty decision. I have been contemplating it for the last couple of years. Peter’s departure earlier this year made me more certain than ever that I had reached my personal goal with THE HAUNTED, and that the time was right to call it quits.

I have enjoyed every bit of the ride. It’s been an overwhelming journey. I would like to thank the other band members especially, our crew through the years, and our fans worldwide for the experience and opportunity. Thank you so much! The memories will be with me forever.

I will of course continue writing music, but where that leads me?, simply too early to say.

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Destinity Streaming New Track

French metal act Destinity is streaming the new track "Aiming a Fist in Enmity." The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Resolve in Crimson," which is due for release November 19, 2012 (EU) and November 20, 2012 (North America) via Lifeforce Records. A teaser for the album can be heard over at this location.

The track listing for "Resolve in Crimson" is as follows:

1. Black Sun Rising
2. Reap My Scars
3. Aiming a Fist in Enmity
4. Can't Stand The Sight
5. A Scent Of Scorn (Feat. Stephane Buriez (Loudblast))
6. Redshift
7. Only Way
8. Break Into His Heart
9. The Hatred

Check out "Aiming a Fist in Enmity" here: More...

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