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Metal News for October 19, 2012

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Favor The Brave Releasing New EP

Philadelphia, PA act Favor the Brave is releasing new EP "Entropy" on October 20th. Two songs off the album - "Salvation" and "Zero Gravity" - can be heard through the YouTube clips below. The EP's track listing is as follows:

1. Zero Gravity
2. Resources
3. Salvation
4. Zero Gravity (Instrumental)
5. Resources (Instrumental)
6. Salvation (Instrumental) More...

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Retaliatory Measures Reveals Album's Track Listing

Retaliatory Measures is going to release the band's debut album on October 26th via Massacre Records. “Withdrawal Syndromes” was mixed and mastered by Jori Haukio and produced by Kalle Aaltonen, Jori Haukio, and the band at the Ansa Studio in Ulvila, Finland. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Offering
2. Withdraw
3. Decompose
4. Pharynx
5. Soap
6. Treshold
7. Revulse
8. Killing
9. Existence
10. Since Nothing More...

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No Bragging Rights Streaming "Not My Salvation"

No Bragging Rights has now released new album "Cycles" and another song from the album titled "Not My Salvation" is available now via Absolutepunk.net. Click here to check it out. The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Advent Of Change
2. Hope Theory
3. Appraisals and Ommissions
4. Cycles
5. Not My Salvation
6. Legacy
7. Fight For My Life
8. Repeater
9. The Prequel
10. Ascensions More...

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Paulie Pecker Kicks Off "Reconstruct Europe" Tour

Swedish metal/hardcore act Paulie Pecker has kicked off the "Reconstruct Europe" tour with Scandinavian Hateland, which will see the band play nine gigs throughout Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and France. Details are available in the tour poster below. Paulie Pecker also issued the following statement:

"The band was formed two years ago and has since released the demo Club Monday and the EP Backstabber’s Delight. Following the release of Club Monday, they were appointed 'Best in Sweden' by the Swedish metal magazine Close-Up Magazine. After several gigs in Sweden, Paulie Pecker made it to London in 2011, to play 12 Bar Club and the festival Fuk Reddin.

"The five members of the band all agree on the meaning of music: it is a lifestyle and a freedom of expression. Before forming Paulie Pecker, they all had much experience playing and creating music in other formations. Their reason for playing metal with hardcore influences is the intense energy and liberating power of the mix." More...

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Black Skies To Tour With Caltrop

Friends through the North Carolina Triangle Area heavy music scene, Black Skies and Caltrop were obvious tour mates as the two both share psychedelic sludge leanings and Southern heavy rock roots.

This November, the two bands will hit the road for a coast-to-coast tour. Black Skies will be touring in support of newest full length release, “On The Wings Of Time” and Caltrop will be touring in support of latest release “Ten Million Years and Eight Minutes.” Dates are as follows:

10.30 The Get Down (Asheville, NC) (Black Skies only)?
10.31 Sidecar (Lexington, KY)?
11.01 Reggie’s Music Joint (Chicago, IL)?
11.02 Gabe’s (Iowa City, IA)?
11.03 The Sandbox (Omaha, NE)?
11.04 Aqualung’s Community Music Space (Denver, CO)?
11.05 Burt’s Tiki Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT)?
11.06 The Shredder (Boise, ID)?
11.07 The Comet (Seattle, WA)?
11.08 Plan B (Portland, OR)?
11.09 Little Red Lion (Eureka, CA)?
11.10 Hemlock Tavern (San Francisco, CA)?
11.11 Blue Cafe (Long Beach, CA)?
11.12 Yucca (Tempe, AZ)?
11.13 Burt’s Tiki Lounge (Albuquerque, NM)?
11.14 The Conservatory (Oklahoma City, OK)?
11.15 Arrow Bar (Texarkana, AR)?
11.16 Buccaneer (Memphis, TN)?
11.17 529 (Atlanta, GA)?
11.18 Chapel Hill Underground (Chapel Hill, NC)

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Monuments Releasing Single For Cancer Awareness

On October 20th, U.K. act Monuments will sell the previously unreleased track "Memoirs" as a special single to raise money for the treatment of a close friend of the band who has recently been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer.

Century media comments, "Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP) is a cancer of the appendix and is so rare that it can only be treated by a small number of specialists, none of whom are in the UK. Treatment must be sought internationally, and the costs are likely to exceed tens of thousands of pounds."

Monuments' Adam Swan (bass) explains: "Hi everyone! We will be releasing 'Memoirs' via Bandcamp as of October 20th. All proceeds will be going to our good friend Laura, who recently found out she has a condition called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP), a rare form of cancer of the appendix that affects less than one in a million people. We will be releasing 'Memoirs' to raise money for her as there are very few people in the world who are able to treat this condition and none are in the UK due to its rarity. She will have to travel abroad for the treatment and it will be extremely expensive. There will be a minimum donation of £2 for the track, however it'll be possible to give as much as you want, so please give generously. We would like to give a big shout out to Neema Askari, Joe Garret, John Sprich, James Monteith, Mel Schmidt, Steve Joh and everyone at Century Media for making this possible so quickly. Thank you."

Check out the "Memoirs" trailer below. The band would also like to raise awareness about this condition as it is often misdiagnosed due to its extreme rarity. For further information about PMP, head over to this location. More...

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Entire Down Set From Charlotte, NC Posted Online

Down's set from the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 has been posted online in full. You can watch the entire set here, which will cycle over a playlist of each song from the band's live set. You can read site member brandedcfh420's review of the show over in the forum.

The Charlotte stop wrapped up Down's North American leg of the tour, and the band kicks off their European tour tonight with Warbeast in Manchester. Here are the upcoming dates:

WARBEAST w/ DOWN European Tour Dates:
10/19 - Manchester, UK @ 02 Academy
10/20 - Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute
10/21 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
10/23 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Hall
10/24 - Paris, France @ Bataclan
10/25 - Holland, Amsterdam @ Melkweg
10/27 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
10/28 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex
10/29 - Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali
10/31 - Dortmund, Germany @ FZW / Freizeitzentrum West

WARBEAST headline dates in Germany:
11/1 - Cologne, Germany @ Underground
11/2 – Saabrücken, Germany @ Garage
11/4 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
11/5 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Nachtleben
11/7 – München Germany @ Backstage
11/8 - Vienna, Germany @ Arena

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Pain Is A Narcotic Announces New Guitarist

South Australian black metal band Pain Is A Narcotic has issued the following announcement about a lineup change and working on a new album:

"As of our next gig, Mike S. will be leaving us on lead guitar and will be replaced with a new face to Pain Is A Narcotic who goes by the name 'A. Mutilator,' and his recruitment will be official following our next live show.

"Mike will be leaving due to personal reasons, however there is a possibility he might become active as a session musician in the future for either live shows or recordings.

"As for Melancholy Winter, we have faced a number of difficulties in progressing with this album and we are only just finally beginning to pick up the pieces and move forward with it. We will be hitting the studio over the next few months to record Melancholy Winter."

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Revolution Within Releases "Pure Hate" Video

Portuguese thrash metallers Revolution Within have released a brand new video for "Pure Hate." Directed by the production team known as Colectivo do Patinho Feio, the track comes from the band’s second full-length “Straight From Within” recently released through Rastilho Records. Check out the video below. The album's track listing is:

1. Intro
2. Pure Hate
3. Without Recognition
4. Straight From Within
5. Pull The Trigger
6. Revenge Now
7. Bleed
8. Evil(ution)
9. Only The Stronger Will Survive
10. Unleash The Anger
11. Anger Mode On More...

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MDF Organizers Trying To Book 2 Bolt Thrower Slots

The organisers of the Maryland Deathfest have announced that, due to a surprisingly strong demand for Thursday tickets, many of which were sold to people specifically citing the British band, Bolt Thrower as the main reason, they are attempting to book a second slot for the band over the weekend. A message from the organizers reads as follows:

"Due to the overwhelming demand for Thursday tickets, specifically to see Bolt Thrower, we have contacted the band who are now looking into the possibility of playing a second set at MDF between Friday-Sunday. If a second set happens, we'll let you know very soon, but do keep in mind that it would also be an inside show. The band prefers to play inside, which is why we scheduled them to headline Thursday to begin with. Nobody, including ourselves or Bolt Thrower, expected tickets for Thursday to sell out (in only three days), so we are doing what we can for those of you who missed out on a ticket, and those that have four-day passes will have an opportunity to see them twice."

The festival will take place from May 23rd to 26th in Baltimore, Maryland and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Kamelot Posts Teaser For "Sacrimony" Music Video

Power/progressive act Kamelot posted a teaser preview for the new song "Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)." The video is set to launch on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8:00pm through the Fuse TV YouTube Channel at this location. The song is the band's first single off the forthcoming "Silverthorn" LP, which is scheduled for release on October 26, 2012 (EU) and October 30, 2012 (North America) through SPV Records.

Check out the teaser clip here:

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Absolva Announces Debut Album Release

Absolva is set to release debut album "Flames Of Justice" on November 5th, with pre-orders available at this location. You can also check out the album's title track in the player below. The band also issued the following statement about its sound and history:

"Absolva is a classic metal band, based in Manchester, UK, & featuring twin lead guitar in the great British tradition. Formed in May 2012 by Chris Appleton & Martin McNee (both of Fury UK), joined by Tom Atkinson (Vice) & Dan Bate (Point Blank Fury).

"Chris & Martin had featured together since October 2007 as part of successful classic metal trio Fury UK, a band which clearly established itself at the forefront of the UK scene. From inception to May 2012, Fury UK, signed to Rocksector Records, released 3 albums, 1 EP & 1 DVD. The band also toured UK & Europe extensively as a headline act, played Bloodstock, Hammerfest & PPM Festivals, & toured as guests with Iced Earth, Saxon, Y&T, Michael Schenker & Blaze Bayley. More...

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Zero Down Releases New Music Video

Seattle's Zero Down recently filmed a video for the track “Battle At The Battle Of The Bands,” taken from the group’s latest album “Looking To Start A Riot.”

Directed by Jeff Ferrell, it includes Mischa Kianne from Seattle doom monsters Witchburn in the role of leading her pack of headbangers to destroy the competition. Check out the video below. The "Looking To Start A Riot" track listing is as follows:

1. Dead To Life
2. Year Of The Rat
3. The Vulture
4. Broken
5. Last Days Of The Crow
6. Knockout Brigade
7. Sweet Revenge
8. Snake Eyes
9. Battle At The Battle Of The Bands More...

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Earthen Grave Splits With Drummer

Chicago’s doom metal act Earthen Grave announces that the band has parted ways with longtime drummer Scott Davidson. Davidson played on the group’s 2009 "Dismal Times" debut EP and recently-released full-length album "Earthen Grave." The band issued a collective statement this week:

“We wish Scott all the best with his many other projects including his long time running Chicago’s Rebel Radio, his Sabbath/Dio tribute band Heaven & Hell Chicago and all his future endeavors.”

Earthen Grave is currently auditioning drummers for Davidson’s replacement. In the meantime, Earthen Grave will perform a special semi-acoustic show at The Iron Ward in Cleveland this Saturday, October 20th featuring Rachel Barton Pine, Ron Holzner, Mark Weiner, Tony Spillman, Jason Muxlow, and Hannah Barton. The band has also confirmed a headlining gig at the Double Door in Chicago on November 30th.

10/20/2012 The Iron Ward – Cleveland, OH
11/30/2012 The Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ Red Rebel County, Skank, The Root Cause, Bill Ura Dik

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Disciples Of Power Announces Reunion

Canadian act Disciples of Power has posted the following announcement online about regrouping:

"Disciples of Power has officially reformed. Unfortunately, Hart Bachmier will not be joining us. We respect his decision and reasoning and continue on with his blessing. Hart will always be our metal brother and good friend. We wish him the best. In Dust we Trust bassist Andy Smith will also not be joining us, Cheers brother.

"2013 will see the return of Canadian metal legends Disciples of Power. The band split up in 2002 after a 15 year history that had seen the band release 5 full length albums and perform numerous shows form 1988 to 2002. We respect the music, history and what it means to many of our fans. We are dedicated to bringing you the power, energy, dynamics and mind warp that is synonymous with Disciples of Power.

"The new line-up consists of alumni members... Wes Sontag: guitar, and Dean Relf: drums, and new members... Shane Hawco: vocals (who was a part of Section VIII with Wes and Dean and sang numerous shows for DOP back in 1995 - 97 before going on to join Thorazine, Exit Strategy and WAKE) and Ben Harbak: guitar (currently from The Noumenon and formerly of Acantha and Begrime Exemious - he has been a huge DOP fan for may years and the music has helped shape him into the guitarist he is today). We are currently auditioning like minded individuals to fill the bass position.

"We dedicate future shows to our fans, the music, and everyone who believed in this band from day one. We will see you all in 2013! Cheers!"

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Sirenia Enters The Recording Studio

Norwegian Gothic metallers Sirenia have recently entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2011’s "The Enigma Of Life." The band also issued the following statement:

“Festival season is over and it feels great to be back in the studio again. The progress on the new album is going very well - we feel confident that the 6th Sirenia album will have some nice surprises up its sleeve, as we‘ve been determined to make this record somewhat different from the previous two albums.

"We have finished some recording sessions in Sound Suite Studio in France, where we tracked the choirs plus some acoustic footage.

"Right now we are continuing our work in Morten Veland’s Audio Avenue Studio. We’ll be back shortly with further information on the recording progress. Stay tuned!”

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Holy Grail Signs With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Holy Grail:

"Hailing from Pasadena in Southern California, North American up-and-comers Holy Grail have offered a unique blend of traditional tunes in the vein of the legendary NWoBHM and influences of several contemporary heavy metal subgenres since their inception in 2008. Now, after numerous celebrated festival appearances (Wacken:Open:Air & British Download Festival among others) and extensive touring together with famous bands of the order of Blind Guardian, Exodus, and Eluveitie, the time is right to take this more than promising quintet to the next level. In that regard, Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce the Europe-wide signing of Holy Grail!"

Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker comments: “Already after we’d listened to their debut EP 'Improper Burial,' it became pretty obvious that Holy Grail - offering a modern version of the old-school heavy metal we’ve grown up with - were the most exciting metal band to emerge from the county of L.A. within the last two decades, as renowned American Decibel magazine had put it. After Metal Hammer UK had nominated the band as 'best new band' at the Metal Hammer Awards even before they had even released their debut album 'Crisis in Utopia,' we knew we had to keep an eye on them. All over Europe, music magazines loved that record and celebrated it by publishing rave reviews. And ever since we’ve seen them playing two awesome shows at Wacken:Open:Air and British Download Festival, there was no doubt whatsoever that Holy Grail were bringing the leather and steel to a new generation of metal heads. So watch out for Holy Grail’s second coming in 2013!!!” More...

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Sicadis Streaming Entire Album

Blistering.com is now offering a full album stream of "Blood of A Thousand Hearts," from Kansas City's Sicadis. Album track "Through These Eyes" features guest vocals from Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch. To hear "Blood of A Thousand Hearts" in its entirety, visit this location.


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Fistula Kicking Off "Northern Aggression" Tour

In commemoration of the "Northern Aggression" album release, Fistula will take to the streets this week on the Northern Aggression 2012 tour. The melee begins today in Lakewood, Ohio and will roll through Indianapolis, Chicago, Brooklyn and Cambridge, along the way sharing the stage with Vulture, Coffinworm, Black Goat, Cleanteeth (ex/members Goes Cube, Hull), Generation of Vipers (members of US Christmas) and more. Dates are available below. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Cleveland’s long-running sludge kingpins Fistula have just filthified the planet with their latest dose of resin-coated low-end antagonism. One of the most constantly productive bands of the modern sludge scene, Fistula have tortured live audiences abroad and boast a lengthy discography of LPs, EPs, demos, split releases and more since their 1998 inception.

"Recorded in May and June with Eric Braunschweigerat Rogue Mobile Recording in Massachusetts (the vocals were recorded with Big Metal Dave at Broken Back Studios in Cleveland), the band’s latest caustic crusher, Northern Aggression, is out now via PATAC Records. The LP version of the offering is loaded with eight ceaselessly brutal anthems -- including an album-closing cover of The Mentors’ 'Going Through Your Purse' -- while the CD version includes a bonus of Fistula's 2010-released six-song Loser EP, adding an additional 28-minutes to the aural beating. For ordering info, point your browser here."

Fistula's Northern Aggression Tour 2012:

10/19/2012 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH w/ Vulture, Mockingbird, Deathcrawl, Pissmongrel
10/20/2012 Indy's Jukebox– Indianapolis, IN w/ Coffinworm, Black Goat of the Woods, Conjurer
10/21/2012 Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ Coffinworm, Drug Honkey, Cog
10/23/2012 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cleanteeth, Generation of Vipers
10/24/2012 Cambridge Elks – Cambridge, MA w/ Nachzherer, Insult More...

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Engulfed Releasing "Through The Eternal Damnation"

Turkey-based death metal trio Engulfed, featuring members of Decaying Purity, Deggial, and Burial Invocation, will release the CD version of debut EP "Through the Eternal Damnation” on November 5th via Hellthrasher Productions. The vinyl treatment is due out a few months later through Me Saco Un Ojo Records.

The mini-album will contain 4 brand new tracks in a total length of 25 minutes. Two songs are now available for streaming in the player below. "Through the Eternal Damnation" features cover artwork by David Torturdød of Undergang and has the following track listing:

1. Triumph of the Impious
2. Summoned
3. Supreme Lord of Blasphemy
4. Inseminated with Demon Seed More...

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The Agonist Posts New Video Teaser

Extreme metallers The Agonist have posted a teaser trailer for the new "Panophobia" video. Featuring behind-the-scenes and live footage from The Agonist's performance at Heavy MTL 2012, the video for "Panophobia" was directed by Ben McKinnon of Five Knights Productions. Check out the teaser below.

You can also catch The Agonist live on the following dates:

Nov 11 The Wall-Live House Taipei City, Taiwan
Nov 13 O-EAST Shibuya, Japan
Nov 14 Club Quattro Nagoya, Japan
Nov 15 Big Cat Osaka, Japan More...

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Cradle Of Filth Posts New Video Online

British metal outfit Cradle Of Filth has posted a music video online for the song, "Frost On Her Pillow." You can check it out below. The track comes from the group's forthcoming, tenth studio album, "The Manticore And Other Horrors," which will be released on October 30th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. The tracklisting for the record is as follows:

"The Unveiling Of O"
"The Abhorrent"
"For Your Vulgar Delectation"
"Illicitus"
"Manticore"
"Frost On Her Pillow"
"Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair"
"Pallid Reflection"
"Siding With The Titans"
"Succumb To This"
"Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker"
"Death, The Great Adventure" (Deluxe Edition Digipak)
"Sinfonia" (Deluxe Edition Digipak) More...

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Dehumanized Reveals Album Artwork

Dehumanized has announced the new album "Controlled Elite" is due out through Comatose Music this coming November 27th, 2012. The cover artwork for the release can now be viewed below. Further details on the track listing will be announced as they are made available, and you can also listen to Dehumanized's music over at Facebook here. More...

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Djerv Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Norwegian act Djerv has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming tour dates later this year:

"We`re sad to announce we are postponing our European tour in December. Events outside our control make it impossible to go through with this headliner run.

"We apologize to our fans who had bought tickets and to the promoters who had been working with us on this tour. We will be back soon, rest assured. Thanks for your support and understanding."

You can find more info on the band and listen to music from Djerv over at Facebook here.

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New Nothnegal Animated Video Posted Online

A new animated music video has been posted online for Nothnegal's "Sins of Our Creations," which comes off the "Decadence" album (reviewed here) and was created by Mohamed Sathom.

Check out the clip below. In other recent Nothnegal news, the band was presented a Nation Youth award by Maldives President Mohamed Waheed in the category of Performing Arts.

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Paganfest 2013 Lineup Announced

The legendary Paganfest is ready for the next round in 2013 with headliner Alestorm. Also on the bill will be Arkona, Thyrfing, Ex Deo, Wolfchant, and Varg on special extended shows. The currently announced dates are as follows:

28.02.2013 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
01.03.2013 DE - Würzburg, Posthalle *Extended*
02.03.2013 DE - Essen, Weststadthalle *Extended*
04.03.2013 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
05.03.2013 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl
07.03.2013 DE - Berlin, K17
08.03.2013 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser *Extended*
09.03.2013 DE - München, Backstage *Extended*
10.03.2013 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle *Extended* More...

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Throne Of Malediction Streaming Split Release

Throne of Malediction and Irreverant Soul have posted their new "Rites" split release online for streaming. Listen to the tracks in the player below, or download the release for free over at bandcamp here. The "Rites" track listing is as follows:

1. Born of Innocence 06:33
2. A Burden of Ages 05:38
3. Not Meant For Me 05:10
4. What Will Never Be (w/Vrangsinn) 05:14
5. The Circle 03:38
6. Solitude (Candlemass cover) 06:29
7. The Sins Within 03:29
8. Sweet Sorrow (demo) 06:30
9. Irreverant Soul - Waltz of The Macabre 01:16
10. Irreverant Soul - From What is Dead 03:22
11. Irreverant Soul - Moonlight and Death 03:36
12. Irreverant Soul - Troops of Doom (Sepultura cover) 02:17
13. Irreverant Soul - Grief 03:38 More...

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Blodarv Reveals "Gâst" Track Listing

With a release date set for early December 2012, Blodarv today reveals the track listing and artwork for “Gâst,” the fourth full-length album from the veteran Danish black metal act. The eight-track album will be released in two versions on Self Mutilation Services – regular CD format and a limited edition in A5 format which will feature different artwork. Both versions come with a 16 page lyric booklet.

All artwork for “Gâst” was done by the blasphemer himself – Blodarv founder and frontman Hugin. The recording, mixing, and engineering were all done by Hugin at his HammerArt Studios on the frontman’s home island of Bornholm. The album's track listing is:

1. Indelukket
2. A Snowy Night In November
3. I Blaek Og Blod (check out the music video right here)
4. Korset Paa Baalet
5. The Heart Of Art
6. Lonely Journey
7. Surrounded By Dust
8. Into The Halls Of Orion

A collection of Blodarv tracks can also be heard below for those unfamiliar with the band's work. More...

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Misantrof Reveals Anti-Christmas Compilation Art

Misantrof ANTIRecords, run by Daniel Vrangsinn of Carpathian Forest, has now revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming fifth "Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas" compilation. The release, which will feature a variety of new and unreleased songs displaying a distaste for the Winter holiday, is due out on December 21st, 2012.

Details on the band lineup and track listing will be announced as they are made available. You can also stream or download the full compilations from previous years past at this location. More...

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Lonely Kamel To Support The Sword

Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin is extremely excited to announce that Lonely Kamel will support label colleagues The Sword on an upcoming European tour. The Sword's new album "Apocryphon" can be pre-ordered right here. Dates for the tour are as follows:

06.01.13 UK – Wolverhampton / Slade Rooms
07.01.13 UK – Glasgow / ABC 2
08.01.13 UK – Manchester / Academy 3
09.01.13 UK – Bristol / Fleece
10.01.13 UK – London / Underworld
12.01.13 BE – Antwerp / Trix
13.01.13 NL – Nijmegen / Doornroosje
14.01.13 DE – Cologne / Underground
15.01.13 DE – Berlin / Magnet
16.01.13 DE – Hamburg / Logo
18.01.13 SE - Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
19.01.13 SE - Stockholm / Debaser
21.01.13 FI - Helsinki / Tavastia
22.01.13 FI - Tampere / Klubi
24.01.13 NO - Oslo / John Dee
25.01.13 SE - Karlstad / Rockbaren
26.01.13 SE - Malmö / Debaser
27.01.13 DK - Copenhagen / Little Vega

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Pertness Posts Third "Frozen Time" Trailer

Swiss melodic power metal band Pertness posted a third behind the scenes trailer for the band's forthcoming third LP "Frozen Time," which features a partial stream of the new track "Lost In Time" over various in studio video clips. The album is expected for release on November 9, 2012 through Pure Legend/Kathargo a division of Pure Steel Records.

The track listing for "Frozen Time" is as follows:

1. Frozen Time
2. My Will Is Broken
3. Farewell to Past
4. No More Messiah
5. Cold Wind of Death
6. I Sold My Remorse
7. The Last Survival
8. Lost in Time
9. Shadow Knights
10. The Eye of the Storm
11. The Star of the County Down

Check out the third trailer here: More...

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Weeping Silence Splits With Vocalist

Maltese gothic/doom metal act Weeping Silence announced that the band and long time vocalist Rachel Grech have parted ways. The reasons for the split are still unknown, however, the band made the following announcement on its official Facebook Page:

"Sadly we announce that Rachel Grech, our female-vocalist for the past decade, & Weeping Silence have parted ways. An unforgettable & particularly rewarding chapter in the band’s story has come to a close. Rachel has sung on 3 albums, apart from several other achievements made along the way, of which we are extremely proud. Her contribution will never be forgotten! We wish her the best of luck in her continuing music career!

"Weeping Silence has no intention to cancel commitments, & work is at hand to complete the line-up in the near future. We are committed to begin a new chapter in the band’s life & the motivation to do what we do is immense. Weeping Silence & Rachel thank Ravenheart Music & LimeLight Prod, & the fans in particular for the support."

Weeping Silence's latest album is "For the Unsung," which was issued on September 29, 2012 through Ravenheart Music. A video for the song "Love Lies Bleeding" can be seen at this location. More...

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Ozzfest To Return To Japan In 2013

Ozzfest will make its return, this time in Japan on the weekend of May 11th and 12th of 2013. No other information, such as the lineup, has been released yet, but an announcement from Sharon Osbourne and the official site can be found here.

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Reborn From Ashes Posts Video

Mexico City technical deathcore band Reborn From Ashes has posted an official video for the track "Retorno al Ser." This track will be on the band's upcoming EP "Mori Ad Renasci, Renatus A Cinis," which will be on Reconstruct Records. Reborn From Ashes, a quintet, formed in 2010 in a southern neighborhood of Mexico's capital by guitarist Enoc and bassist Kike, both huge BTBAM fans.


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Incantation Streaming New Track

MetalSucks.net has posted a stream of "Degeneration," the track USDM stalwarts Incantation recorded for Decibel Magazine's Flexi Disc series. Subscribers will get the tune delivered to their front door black-on-blood-red plastic with the year-end issue of Decibel Magazine. Everyone else should haul ass to this location and check it out.

The song's origins date back to '89, when Incantation founder/guitarist/vocalist John McEntee was cutting his teeth with Jersey-based thrashers Revenant. McEntee unearthed and re-energized the tune while Incantation was in the studio recording its newest offering, "Vanquish in Vengeance," which is due out on November 27th on Listenable Records. "Vanquish in Vengeance" was recorded at Mars Studio with Bill Korecky and mixed by Dan Swano at Unisound Studios, with cover art courtesy of Worthless.

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Inferion Signs To badGod Music

Blackened death metal act Inferion has inked a deal with badGod Music, home to a diverse array of underground acts such as brutalists Never To Arise and avant-garde metal entity Trillion Red. Inferion's badGod debut, "This Will Decay," will come in early 2013. More details will be forthcoming.

Earlier this year, Inferion's self-released "The Desolate" along with making its other titles such as "Aborted by the Sun," which was originally recorded by band mastermind Nick Reyes in 2003, and the "Palingenesis" EP, which dates back to 2004, available on bandcamp. Inferion formed in Miami back in 1996.

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Siki Spacek And The Resurrection Streaming Songs

American old school metal legend Siki Spacek has been streaming a couple rough mixes of songs from his current act Siki Spacek And The Resurrection over on his reverbnation page. You may remember Siki Spacek as being the frontman of Cleveland group Black Death, the first metal band with all black members. Siki later fronted Mandrake in 2000, and his new line-up consists of Bobby "Bim" Fusion on bass/vocals, Hawk "The Mandrake" on guitar/backing vocals and rotating session drummers. Siki and the band have been busy recording more songs for a future album which will be entitled "The Return of the Iron Messiah." Check out the two songs they have already below.


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Gloria Morti Posts Second Trailer For New LP

Finnish melodic death metal band Gloria Morti posted a second preview for the band's upcoming third LP "Lateral Constraint," the third studio effort (the first can be seen here). The album is set for release on November 2, 2012 via Cyclone Empire. The second installment contains in studio footage with guitarists Juho Räihä (Before The Dawn) and Eero Silvonen (Casket).

The track listing for "Lateral Restraint" is as follows:

1. Lex Parsimoniae
2. The First Act
3. Our God Is War
4. Aesthetics of Self-Hyperbole
5. Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow
6. HalluciNations
7. Slaves
8. Non-Believer
9. The Divine Is a Fraud
10. Conclusion

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Andre Matos Streaming New Song "Stop!"

Former Angra vocalist Andre Matos (Viper/Virgo/HDK) is streaming the new song "Stop!" The song appears on his latest solo album "The Turn of the Lights," which is scheduled to drop today via earMusic/Edel Group in Europe. A preview of the album can be found at this location.

The track listing for "The Turn of the Lights" is as follows:

1. Liberty
2. Course of Life
3. The Turn of The LIghts
4. Gaza
5. Stop!
6. On Your Own
7. Unreplaceable
8. Oversoul
9. White Summit
10. Light-Years
11. Sometimes

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts New Music Video

Italian symphonic metal act Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted up a new music video for the song "Clash of the Titans." The special "Walking Dead Remix" version was directed, edited and filed by Owe Lingvall (who also prepared the band's first video for "Dark Fate of Atlantis") with animations by Magnus Jonsson.

The band is set to embark on the first leg of the "Cinematic World Tour" with Freedom Call, Ordan Ogen and Vexillum (see tour dates here), though guitarist Dominique Leurquin is sidelined due to an injury to his hand. The band is supporting the latest LP "Ascending To Infinity" (see Metal Underground.com's review at this location).

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Asylum Pyre Streaming New Song

French power/progressive metal act Asylum Pyre is streaming the new track "These Trees." Recently, the band signed with Massacre Records for the release of its sophomore LP "Fifty Years Later," which is scheduled to drop on December 7, 2012 (pushed back from November 23rd). The album was recorded and mixed by Didier Chesneau and mastered by Elektra Mastering.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Unplugged Glam

This week a mixed bag of unplugged, budget indie videos, old school glam, and an interesting wardrobe decision.

Former Motley Crue and The Scream vocalist John Corabi has released a video for the song "If I Had A Dime." The song will be featured on Corabi's upcoming "Unplugged" CD, scheduled for release in November in the UK and sometime around February 2013 in the USA.

We begin with a concert promo poster showing Corabi opening for Cinderella. The camera then pans through road crew, fans, and others that have many tattoos, bandanas, or are holding acoustic guitars (in some cases – all of the above). Most of the video is just a recorded live performance mixed with “tour bus” video. My favorite is the shot on the highway which shows two exits, one for Detroit and one for Flint, Michigan. Tough choice, do you want to get shot in the face or stabbed in your back?

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