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Metal News for October 19, 2011

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47 news articles posted on this day.

Metallica/Lou Reed Streams Full "Lulu" Album

You heard the clips....now hear the entire LP. Metallica/Lou Reed are now streaming the entire "Lulu" collaborative effort at this location.

The much talked about "Lulu" LP is scheduled for release on October 31, 2011 (World) and November 1, 2011 (North America).

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Blodravn Releases Promo Clip

One-man blackened folk/viking band Blodravn has released a promo clip with a sampling of the songs on the new album, "Words of the High One." The album just came out recently on Hunter's Moon Records. More...

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Metalhit.com Launches New Free Compilation

Metal Maniacs and Metalhit.com are offering up the newest installment of their free monthly metal compilation for download worldwide. The latest compilation, available until November 14th, includes free, as-of-yet unreleased downloadable tracks from:

ROOT (Agonia Records)
DEVIL (Soulseller Records)
BLACK TUSK (Relapse Records)
TJSUDER (Seasons of Mist)
NUNFUCKRITUAL (Debemur Morti Prod.)
NOCTEM (Metal Blade Records)
A PLEA FOR PURGING (Facedown Records)
ACHERONTAS (Agonia Records)
BAHIMIRON (Moribund Records)

Visitors may also enter to win a free copy of Root's "Heritage of Satan" CD, courtesy of Agonia Records. To download the compilation and enter the contest, visit this location.

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Abomination Announces European Shows

U.S. based thrash/death metal outfit Abomination is going to play a series of upcoming shows in Europe in November. Band mastermind Paul Speckmann commented:

“With the re-release of the Nuclear Blast CDs, I am proud to announce a short 8 day trek with Abomination across Europe featuring guitar extraordinaire Demetrio Scopelliti and the infamous Raphael Saini on drums."

Details on the shows are as follows:

11.11. Santi Angeli (I) Plettro Club
12.11. Milan (I) SGA
13.11. Parma (I) - Circolo Onirica
14.11. Belgium (NL) De Rots
15.11. Amsterdam (Nl) – The Cave
16.11. Cottbus (Ger) – Gladhouse
17.11. München (Ger) – Backstage
18.11. Hamburg (Ger) – Bambi Galore

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Structures Posts "Divided By" Teaser

Canada's Structures is set to release the debut album "Divided By" on October 24th, 2011. The band has now posted a teaser clip for the album, which can be viewed below. For more information on the band and to hear music available for streaming, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Charred Walls Of The Damned Album Hits Charts

The latest album from Charred Walls of the Damned, "Cold Winds On Timeless Days," has debuted on the Billboard charts. The record reached #53 on the Billboard Hard Music Charts and #14 on the Billboard New Artist (Heatseekers) Chart. On iTunes, the CD peaked at #43 on the rock charts. Additionally, the album reached #89 on the Hard Music Charts on Soundscan in Canada.

Richard Christy, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Jason Suecof, and Steve DiGiorgio once again joined forces to bring to life Christy's latest body of work, "Cold Winds on Timeless Days." The writing process for the new album actually began while the band was mixing their 2010 debut. Richard Christy used his experience on the first album to write songs that catered not only to each member's playing style, but to Jason Suecof's production style. The result: demos that turned out nearly identical to what ended up on the album.

With 12 songs clocking in at 58 minutes, fans are getting more music this time around. Christy elaborates further, "I wanted to get a natural sound out of this album, I wanted everyone to be well rehearsed, not that I wanted the album to be rushed, but I wanted the spontaneous live feel and not over think anything too much." Richard Christy describes Cold Winds on Timeless Days as a "perfect storm of producing" – Audiohammer's Jason Suecof produced and Mark Lewis mixed, while mastering was handled by Alan Douches at West Westside.

"Cold Winds On Timeless Days" was released October 11th. You can find Metalunderground.com's interview with Richard Christy about the album by heading over here.

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Apostate Posts "Hermeneutic Circle" Video

Prague's Apostate has posted a music video online for the song "Hermeneutic Circle," which can be viewed below. You can also find more information on the band by heading over to the Apostate Facebook profile here.

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Taake Streaming New Song

An exclusive premiere of "Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta," the seventh track off Taake's upcoming full-length, "Noregs Vaapen," can be found today at Hails And Horns' official website. Check out the track by heading over here.

Scheduled for release in North America via Candlelight Records on November 1st, 2011, the near hour-long blackened epic was produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead To This World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.) and features guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem), and Demonaz (Immortal). The track listing is as follows:

1. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
2. Orkan
3. Nordbundet
4. Du Ville Ville Vestland
5. Myr
6. Helvetesmakt
7. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta

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The Binary Code Announces New Vocalist

The Binary Code has been hard at work preparing new material with new vocalist Rory Crumm (formerly of Swallow the Ocean). Rory joined the band in September, working extensively in preparation for the sold-out show with Periphery & Textures at the Gramercy Theatre NYC Frak the Gods tour stop. After playing a handful of shows with the Binary Code, it was decided that Rory would join the band full-time not only as a vocalist, but also to handle synths/sampling.

Rory talks about his enlistment with the band: "I am beyond humbled to have been asked to join The Binary Code and to be creating music with such talented and responsible musicians. I look forward to the writing process and progressing as a vocalist along side these fine gents."

The Binary Code had the following to say about Rory joining the group: "We are thoroughly excited to have Rory as a part of the band. We were fans of his previous band Swallow the Ocean long before we started working together. Considering our most recent exploration of the post-metal genre, Rory's vocal abilities, both screaming and singing, and other instrumental talents are absolutely equal to the task, and then some. We're going to be doing vocal pre-production very soon, and plan to share that with our listeners when we're done. It's a wonderful feeling knowing the confines and limitations of our music continue to disappear as each song is written."

The band is periodically writing and recording new pre-production full-length at its very own Studio Nil in Bloomfield, NJ. Upon completion of the pre-production, the group will enter the studio in late-Winter/early-Spring with a yet-to-be-announced engineer.

The Binary Code also has the following upcoming shows with Rivers of Nihil:

11/4 O'Reilly's - Philadelphia, PA
11/5 TBA - NY, NY
11/6 PT-109 - Allston, MA (email dilapidatedenterprises@yahoo.com for info)
11/7 Lit Lounge - NYC, NY

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In Flames To Host Live Chat

Tomorrow, October 20th 2011, metal veterans In Flames will be doing an interactive live video chat with fans. At 1:00 PM PDT / 22:00 CET, Peter and Niclas from the band will be chatting live through Yowie.

At that time, fans can go to this location, where they will be able to submit text or video questions for the band to answer live on video.

In Flames released "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" (reviewed here) earlier this year. The album debuted at #27 on the Top 200 Billboard Charts selling 13,842 copies in its first week.

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Heretic Soul Streaming Bonus Track

Heretic Soul is currently working on a new album, and in celebration the band is now streaming a bonus track online from the last release. You can check out the song "No Apocalypse" off the "Born Into This Plague" album through the player below.

Heretic Soul - No Apocalypse by hereticsoul

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Hypno5e To Tour With Cynic And Chimp Spanner

French experimental metallers Hypno5e have been confirmed for the Carbon-Based Anatomy Live European tour with Cynic and Chimp Spanner. The tour kicks off on December 3rd in Dublin, Ireland and routes all the way until December 20th to The Netherlands. Hypno5e also recently contributed to Metalunderground.com's "Pit Stories" column with a story of an ill-timed stage dive at this location.

Dates for the European trek are as follows:

Sat, 12/3/11 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Village
Sun, 12/4/11 - Belfast, UK @ Limelight
Mon, 12/5/11 - London, UK @ The Underworld
Tue, 12/6/11 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Wed, 12/7/11 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Baroeg
Thu, 12/8/11 - Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde
Fri, 12/9/11 - Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Sat, 12/10/11 - Romagnano Sesia (NOVARA), Italy @ Rock’n’Roll Arena
Sun, 12/11/11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
Mon, 12/12/11 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Tue, 12/13/11 - Budapest, Hungary @ Club 202
Wed, 12/14/11 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randall
Thu, 12/15/11 - Prague, Czech Republic @ KD Kyje
Fri, 12/16/11 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
Sat, 12/17/11 - Osnabrück, Germany @ Kleine Freiheit
Sun, 12/18/11 - Lyngby, Denmark @ Templet
Mon, 12/19/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Tue, 12/20/11 - Amstelveen, The Netherlands @ P60

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War From A Harlots Mouth Posts Tour Documentary

War From A Harlots Mouth has revealed a short video documentary of the band's summer tour in 2011, showing live, backstage, and travel footage. The first part is available below, and two more sections will be released down the line to complete the documentary.

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Nokturnel Announces New Drummer

Front man Tom Stevens of Nokturnel has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"After Nokturnel's performance at A Day of Death drummer Matt Francis was unable to commit to the band for understandable reasons forcing us to cancel a show. This pissed me off as I did not bring this band back to the stage to be canceling anything. We were privileged enough to get on a few great shows and I was becoming completely fed up with the drummer situation as The Goregrowlers Ball is coming up.

"Growing tired of being pissed off with everything...I was ready to end Nokturnel. I called promoter Aaron Mendiola with the news I may have to cancel when he suggested I contact my old friend Alex Marquez. I have known Alex since the mid 90s. We'd been out of touch for years and we were both stoked to get back in touch. I really needed a friend I could count on and Alex's enthusiasm is something I have sorely missed. I personally am very happy with what I have achieved with Nokturnel in recent years and all I can do is continue pushing to get myself to the next level. I am looking forward to getting together with Alex and of course playing for dozens of friends in so many other great bands at the Ball in a few weeks. I can see Alex and I creating some new music that will have all the ripping trademarks of Nokturnel as well as the potential to make the fastest music I have ever composed. Alex is also playing for Sargon and Solsticeboth bands are also playing the Goregrowlers Ball.

"Bringing Alex in as the drummer for Nokturnel has turned everything around for me. We have much to look forward to but my priority for now is this Fest. I don't give a fuck what country you are in... you need to get your ass to Texas and let it rip with Nokturnel, 49 other bands, and 1000 maniacs! Welcome aboard Alex!"

Alex commented, "Man its gonna be killer workin with my old friend Tom and Nokturnel..... This is gonna be sick!! I'm honored for the invite and will put my heart into it as I always do! The entire weekend of the Goregrowlers Ball is going to be incredible. Nokturnel plays on Friday. Look at this line up: EXHUMED, GOATWHORE, IMPIETY, SOLSTICE, NOKTURNEL, HELLWITCH, GRAVEHILL, PUTRID PILE, NOISEAR, HAVOK, SARGON, ENABLER, UNCLEANSED, VAGINAL BEAR
TRAP, EMPERIAL MASSACRE, and many more!"

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Coronatus Posts "Terra Incognita" Studio Clip

Coronatus has announced the new album "Terra Incognita" is due out on November 18th, 2011 through Massacre Records.

The band has now posted the first in a series of in-studio video clips online from the recording of the album, which can be viewed below. You can also find the band's music video for "Fernes Land" by heading over here.

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Martyr Streaming New Single

In collaboration with stormbringer.at, Dutch heavy metallers Martyr are presenting the second single "Insensible Scream" off their upcoming new album "Circle Of 8." Surf over to this location to check out the song!

Make sure to also surf over to the band's landing page here to listen to the title track "Circle Of 8" and to find pre-order options. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. DI
2. Afterlife
3. Art of Deception
4. Circle of 8
5. All Warriors Blood
6. The Uninvited
7. Insensible Scream
8. Scene of Hell
9. Fake
10. Justified Killing
11. Locked
12. Speed of Samurai

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Five Finger Death Punch Reveals Chart Positions

Five Finger Death Punch's new album, "American Capitalist," has charted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and sold 90,509 copies in its first week, making it the band’s strongest debut yet. "American Capitalist" also charted at #1 on the Independent Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top Current Albums chart, #2 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart, Current Hard Music Albums chart, Top Hard Music Albums chart, and the Overall Digital Albums chart. The band's publicist commented on the achievement:

"American Capitalist' is a completely independent release with no major label backing, making a #3 charting position a genuinely amazing achievement. Prospect Park is a new independent production and management company founded by Jeff Kwatinetz. Kwatinetz is known for starting former management powerhouse, The Firm, a company once known for managing chart-topping artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, and Snoop Dogg. Prospect Park’s music division has a stellar track record of tremendous success with acts that not only include 5FDP, but Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube and Korn, just to name a few. Prospect Park’s project spectrum is leading them into the world of television in January; the company plans to kick off an internet-based online network beginning with the airing of soap operas, including the classics ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children’."

Deb Klein, the GM for Prospect Park Label states, “This is our first number 1 on the Billboard chart and it's an incredible testament to the partnership we have with the band and EMI label services. By being independent we are able to take chances and do things quickly and efficiently in this digital age.”

Maria Ferrero, President and CEO of Adrenaline PR adds, “These days, it makes a statement for any band to sell more than 90,000 in its first week, but it is a phenomenon for a Heavy Metal band on an independent label to scan more than 90,000 records.”

Five Finger Death Punch also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Allegaeon Issues Recording Update

Allegaeon is preparing to enter the studio to record the band's second album for Metal Blade, and the follow up to "Fragments of Form and Function." This time around, the guys will be heading to San Diego to record with producer Daniel Castleman at Lambesis Studios. The band plans to record this December.

Guitarist Ryan Glisan discusses recording and their drummer situation in the following update: "First off, all of us here in the Allegaeon camp are happy to announce that we will be recording our follow-up to 'Fragments of Form and Function' this December at Lambesis studios in San Diego, with Daniel Castleman, who has worked with such bands as As I lay Dying, Carnifex and Molotov Solution and we are excited to see what Daniel can do with our style.

"All the songs are written and we are finishing up vocals and solos as we speak. What can you expect from our new album? I think we can all say that this album is where we have wanted to be as a band for a long time, its fresh, super heavy, melodic, a ton of groove oriented old school style riffing, just as much blasting as down tempo beats and on a whole the album has very cohesive and consistent sound that mixes intensity with musicality, and as usual there's about a thousand solos haha. I think people will not necessarily hear what they are expecting to hear, but in a good way.

"Second, we would like to announce that JP Andrade will be taking over on drums for our follow-up album and are excited to see what he can bring to Allegaeon. JP is as well versed in extreme death metal styles as he is with other styles such as rock and Jazz etc.

"Other details about the album will be revealed in the following months leading up to its release next spring/summer. Stayed tuned for many studio videos, photos and announcements here soon." More...

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Autumns Eyes Checks In With Rock And Shock Blog

This past weekend, solo metal act Autumns Eyes took a trip to Massachusetts for the 2011 Rock and Shock Convention. Front man Dan Mitchell just posted a recap about the whole event at the Autumns Eyes Blog. An excerpt follows:

"Its probably well known by now that Im not much of a public person. This past weekend at Rock and Shock completely changed that. I am extremely thankful and lucky to have such amazing fans who contact me here online, but to meet them in person is a completely different experience. Not only did it change my mind, but it also inspired me to pursue more public outings. Such as more conventions, and even the long awaited live show!"

You can check out the full report by heading over to this location. Autumns Eyes has also been hosting a Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by MetalUnderground.com all month.

This years entries have all ready started pouring in, which you can check out here. If you'd still like to enter the contest, you can do so at the Autumns Eyes website.

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Theocracy To Release New Single

Athens, Georgia based melodic metal band Theocracy will release the digital single "30 Pieces of Silver" on October 21st. The track comes off the band's upcoming album "As The World Bleeds" that will be released on November 25th in Europe through Ulterium Records and on November 21st in North America through Nightmare Records.

The album will also be released as a double gatefold vinyl edition, strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide. A teaser for the album is available below.

The "As The World Bleeds" track listing is as follows:

1. I AM
2. The Master Storyteller
3. Nailed
4. Hide in the Fairytale
5. The Gift of Music
6. 30 Pieces of Silver
7. Drown
8. Altar to the Unknown God
9. Light of the World
10. As the World Bleeds

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Periphery Posts "Frak The Gods" Tour Walkthrough

If you've ever wondered what happens before a show starts, Misha Mansoor, founding guitarist of Periphery, has teamed up with Metal Injection to walk you through the backstage area of NY stop of the Frak The Gods Tour.

The tour also featured Stray The Path (subbing for The Human Abstract), Textures, The Contortionist, and local openers The Binary Code. You can check out the video clip below.


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Vangough Streaming New Song Online

With less than a week remaining until the release of Vangough's new release "Kingdom of Ruin," the band has teamed up with GunShyAssassin to premiere another exclusive track from the album. Check out the song "Choke Faint Drown" here. The video for the "Drained" track is also available in the player below.


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Nachtgeschrei Splitting With Vocalist

German act Nachtgeschrei has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with the band's vocalist:

"Sad news from the Nachtgeschrei camp. Vocalist Hotti is leaving the band in upcoming spring due to personal reasons.

"The band is really sad about his decision, but they respect it. They wish him all the best for the future and want to thank him for the unbelievable time they had together.

"Now it's time for a new chapter in the band's history. Nachtgeschrei is searching for a new vocalist! If you're seriously interested in stepping into Hotti's shoes, feel free to send your application to saenger@nachtgeschrei.de."

A statement from vocalist Hotti (in German) can be found through the band's Facebook profile here.

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FUN FUN FUN Fest Finalizes Details

FUN FUN FUN Fest has announced the final lineup and set times for its sixth annual music festival, set for November 4-6 at Austin, TX's Auditorium Shores. The festival organizers have also announced the "FFF Nites" aftershow lineup, which will see a host of late night shows available free to FFFF 6 ticket holders (each based on capacity and type of ticket). The Fun Fun Fun Festival will begin on Friday, November 4 at noon CDT with the fest's multiple stages running until 9:45 pm each evening through the weekend. Each of the festival's four stages will be billed with artists from various genres.

In addition to Orange Stage headliner Slayer (moved from the "Black Stage" to accommodate a bigger stage show), FFFFest has ramped up its "Black Stage" heavy music platform again this year as genre giants The Damned, Murder City Devils, Cannibal Corpse, EyeHateGod, Boris, Russian Circles and Glenn Danzig -- performing Misfits songs with original Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein under the moniker "Danzig Legacy" -- and many more will light up the festivals darkest stage over the course of the three day event.

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Vinterblot Releases Promo Clip For New Song

Italian pagan/death metal band Vinterblot has just released a promo video for the song "Council of Trees Beholder" from it's forthcoming album "Nether Collapse." The release should be out in January 2012 on the English label Rising Records. Check out more of the tracks that Vinterblot is streaming on it's MySpace page. More...

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Havok Gearing Up For Tour With Exhumed

Denver road dogs Havok are ready to lay waste to another section of North America, this time alongside headliners Exhumed and Goatwhore. The band will play two warm-up shows in Colorado on October 21st and 23rd before joining Exhumed in Amarillo, Texas where the chaos will officially commence. The band will be touring in support of the "Time Is Up" full-length, released earlier this year via Candlelight Records. Said vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “I hope everyone is ready for a sore neck! This tour is gonna be a rager! We’ll supply the tunes, you guys bring the mosh!”

In related news, Sick Drummer Magazine is currently hosting the second of three drum cam videos featuring Havok basher Pete Webber. Check out footage of Webber playing “Scumbag In Disguise” below.

Havok has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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My Scarlet Eyes Posts New Track

Italy's My Scarlet Eyes has posted another new song online titled "The Sound of our Revolt," which is available in the player below. You can also check out the previously posted "For Your Brown Eyes" track by heading over to this location.

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Embreach Working On New Songs

Embreach has checked in with the following announcement about working on a new album:

"Wow, long time no update! Fear not, work on our upcoming release is coming along great! Next week we'll be once again heading to our secret hideaway for a long weekend to record demos for 4-5 new songs we've been working on lately.

"Can't wait to get the new material out – and most importantly, to go out and play the new songs live for you guys! Super excited!

"Expect lots of updates from our demo sessions next week. For more frequent updates with unrelated pics and videos, follow us on Twitter or check out our Facebook fan page!"

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peta 2 Offers Skinny Puppy Single "Wavy"

Animal rights organization peta2 has joined forces with industrial music legends Skinny Puppy to offer a free download of a new Skinny Puppy song. The song "Wavy" comes from their new release "hanDover" which is being released October 25th via SPV/Synthetic Symphony. Get your free download of "Wavy" courtesy of peta2 at this location.

Industrial Veterans Skinny Puppy, will be releasing their 14th studio album "hanDover" on October 25th in North America via SPV/Synthetic Symphony.

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Black Sun Aeon Releases "Solitude" Video

Black Sun Aeon will be releasing the new album "Blacklight Deliverance" on October 26th/28th through Stay Heavy Records. The band has now posted a music video online for the track "Solitude," which can be viewed below.

The track listing for "Blacklight Deliverance" is as follows:

1. Brothers
2. Solitude
3. Sheol
4. Oblivion
5. Horizon
6. Wasteland
7. Nightfall

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Iced Earth Posts Guitar Instructional Clip

Guitar World has posted footage online of Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer showing how to play some riffs from the song "Burning Times." You can check out the video clip below.

Iced Earth has also now released the new album "Dystopia," and you can check out a teaser trailer for the album by heading over to this location.

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Order Of The Blackguard Offering Album For Free

Order of the Blackguard is currently offering the debut album "The Way of Cross and Dragon" (reviewed here) as a free download through Facebook, Bandcamp, or the player available below. The band has also announced that news on an upcoming second full-length will be coming shortly. More...

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Twelfth Gate Reunion Show Scheduled

Chicago-based progressive thrash band Twelfth Gate has reunited with original singer Scott Huffman and guitarist Rich Knight, and has scheduled a reunion show to take place on Saturday, Dec 10th at Reggie's Rock Club (17+ event) in Chicago, IL. Rounding out the live lineup will be original bass player Rob Such, original live rhythm guitarist Gabe DeLaurie, and drummer Sean Scala. The band is planning on playing it's debut album "Summoning" in it's entirety, with maybe a select track or two off their sophomore album "Threshold of Revelation." Also performing will be some up-and-comers from the local Chicago metal scene - Trials, Clad In Darkness and Deadnight. More...

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Rough Angel Songs To See Light Of Day

U.S. metal band Rough Angel have announced that the EP "Hear the Angels Rock!" will be digitally released on November 30, 2011 through Rock 'N' Growl. The EP is recordings from 1993 recorded at Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA and engineered by vocalist Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine) himself. The recordings were originally intended for promoters and industry, but are now made available to fans. The music is classic/traditional style compared to bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Led Zeppelin.

Vocalist Csaba Zvekan who remastered the recordings had the following comments on the release: "It's unbelievable how these recordings are almost two decades old and still have the power to convince the listener. The music and lyrics are still current especially these days. I got goose bumps remastering this piece of music. It definitely is a gift for all the friends and fans that are out there."

The track listing for "Hear The Angels Rock":

1. Standing by Mirrors
2. Defiance
3. Let it Burn
4. Hear the Angels Rock

A video teaser for the release can be seen here:

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Accept Announces 2012 Tour Dates

German metal legends Accept announced the first string of dates for a 2012 World Tour beginning in Paris in April, presumably around or after the follow up to "Blood of the Nations" is released. The band are currently working on that follow up LP.

The dates are as follows:

April 6, 2012 - Paris (F), Bataclan
April 7, 2012 - Mons (BE), PPM Hard
Aptil 8, 2012 - TBA (NL), Festival
April 10, 2012 - Kempten (DE), Big Box
April 11, 2012 - Stuttgart (DE), Pilharmonie
April 13, 2012 - Straubing (DE), Exhibition Hall
April 14, 2012 - Geiselwind (DE), Event Center
April 15, 2012 - Pratteln (CH), Z7
April 17, 2012 - Oberhausen (DE), Turbine Hall
April 18, 2012 - Hamburg (DE), Grosse Freiheit
April 19, 2012 - Berlin (DE), Huxley's
April 21, 2012 - Zlin (CZ), Euronics
April 22, 2012 - Warsaw (PL), Stodola

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Several Union Announces New LP, Posts New Video

Italian band Several Union will release the sophomore LP "Awake from the Game" on December 13, 2011 through Rude Networks in Europe. The album was produced by Ted Jensen (Bullet For My Valentine/Linkin Park/Muse).

Several Union's new lineup is:

Montalti Alexander: Vocals
James Domeniconi: Guitar
Edoardo Villa: Guitar
Maraldi Michael Bass
Fabio Foschi: Drums

Check out the preview video here:

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Just For Fun

William Shatner Posts "Bohemian Rhapsody" Video

William Shatner posted a hysterical official video for his rendition of Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody," which appears on his latest music album "Seeking Major Tom." The song features John Wetton (King Crimson/Asia). "Seeking Major Tom" was released on October 11, 2011 via Cleopatra Records.

Check out the video here:

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Evile Posts Live Footage

U.K. band Evile posted footage of a live performance of "Five Serpent's Teeth" (reviewed here) from the show on October 18, 2011 in Leicester, U.K. Evile is currently on tour with Savage Messiah in support of its latest release.

Check out the video here:

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Kali Ma Posts New Music Video

Instrumental progressive metal band Kali Ma, hailing from Seymour, CT, posted a new music video for the track "Death March." The video was directed by Edwin Escobar. The band is currently streaming and offering free downloads of "Death March" and other tracks on its Facebook Page.

Kali Ma is a four piece metal band with a "mission is to bring our unique brand of metal to all of those who will enjoy it." The band is currently seeking vocalist. Interested vocalists can contact the band at kalimametal@yahoo.com.

Check out the video here:

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Metallica/Lou Reed Posts Preview Clips Of LP

The much talked about Metallica/Lou Reed collaborative effort posted 30 second preview clips of the entire "Lulu" LP, which is scheduled for release on October 31, 2011 (World) and November 1, 2011 (North America).

Check out the clips here:

Lulu (30-second Samples) by Lou Reed & Metallica

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Nights Of Malice Streaming New Track

New Jersey death/thrash band Nights of Malice are streaming the title track from the band's forthcoming LP "Subdivisions" on the band's Facebook Page. There you can also check out the audio preview of the entire release. This five piece unsigned band was formed in 2009 and draws influences from a wide array of heavy music.

No release date for the "Subdivision" EP has been announced as of yet.


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Oz Streaming Re-Recorded Classic Song

Scandinavian metal legends Oz are streaming the re-recorded classic "Turn the Cross Upside Down," originally recorded and released in 1984 as part of an EP of the same title. The 2011 version of the song appears on the forthcoming LP "Burning Leather," the band's comeback album and first release in ten years. The new LP is set for November 18th, 2011 via AFM Records.

Check out the song here:

OZ - Turn The Cross Upside Down (2011 Version) by AFM Records

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Cerebral Bore Gearing Up For U.K. Shows

Scottish death metal act Cerebral Bore is gearing up for a U.K. mini tour, which kicks off this Thursday, October 20th in London. The band will be joining Dutch death metallers Severe Torture for the string of shows, which finishes just two weeks before Cerebral Bore is due to perform at Damnation Festival in Leeds, U.K.

Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments: "Us and Severe Torture have been talking about touring together for years now, so it's great to finally make it happen. Not many CB shows left in 2011, so we hope to have as much fun as you can without being arrested this weekend."

The upcoming Cerebral Bore tour dates are as follows:

with Severe Torture
Oct. 20 - London, UK - The Purple Turtle
Oct. 21 - Manchester, UK - Satan's Hollow
Oct. 22 - Bristol, UK - The Cavern
Oct. 23 - Edinburgh, UK - Bannerman's

without Severe Torture
Nov. 05 - Leeds, UK - Damnation Festival

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Zombiefication Reveals EP Details

Mexican corpse-walkers Zombiefication are set to unleash their new EP "Reaper’s Consecration" via Pulverised Records in conjunction with Chaos Records later this year. Having risen from the grave in 2009 following the release of the debut "Midnight Stench," Zombiefication wasted no time in concocting a venomous brew that makes up "Reaper’s Consecration." You can check out the track "Dead Today, Dust Tomorrow" in the player below.

ZOMBIEFICATION - Dead Today, Dust Tomorrow by Pulverised Records

The "Reaper’s Consecration" track listing is as follows:

1. Dead Today, Dust Tomorrow
2. Deathrides
3. Necrohell
4. I Am The Reaper
5. We Stand Alone

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Close To Home Posts Tour Clip

Cincinnati's Close To Home has posted a video clip online featuring shots from the "I'm Alive Tour" set to the song "Count The Ways." You can check out the clip below, or find more info on the band via the Close To Home Facebook profile.

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Dew Scented Writing New Songs

Dew Scented has issued the following update about writing material for an upcoming album:

"Greetings Thrashers! As you will have already noticed by now, things are rather quiet for Dew-Scented in the public eye. However, things are actually turbulent and challenging behind closed doors, so we wanted to give you a brief update with what's going on…

"New studio album: Earlier this year we had decided to stop playing shows (apart from a handful of pre-scheduled summer festivals) until at least spring 2012 in order to re-group and to prepare a next studio album recording session. In fact, that's what is mainly keeping us busy right now. We are making good progress and are already up to song idea number 8. Some truly killer stuff coming up and quite some surprises along the way too. If all stays according to our masterplan, we would have a new release available by mid of next year! More...

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