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Metal News for October 2, 2012

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39 news articles posted on this day.

Torn The Fuck Apart Streaming New Song

Kansas City death metallers Torn The Fuck Apart have unveiled yet another new track from their new album "Dissection of Christ." Besides the four tracks we featured recently, the band has an exclusive stream of the song "Crucifixion Infection" playing over at Gun Shy Assassin. To access it, head over here. "Dissection of Christ" is the combo's second full-length, following 2009's debut "Gods of Gore."


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Ashes Of Sorrow Streaming New Demo Song

Bahn of U.K. black metal act Abalam has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song from his Ashes of Sorrow project:

"Ashes Of Sorrow is a new 'Heathen/Historical Heritage' project formed by me! Back to the very beginning really mixing lyrical content and the texture of both Abalam and Ansculf, 'Shadows' is a demo track from the forthcoming release 'That We Bleed Forever.' Ave! Brothers and Sisters...Ave!"

Check out the song "Shadows" via Reverbnation or in the player below. More...

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Pit Stories: Slayer Stops For Nothing

Every week we scour the metalverse to get the best and most memorable mosh pit stories from musicians, and this week we have a tale of all-out war that didn't end well for one show-goer's car.

The antics of Slayer shows are no stranger to the Pit Stories column, and today guitarist Paul Coleman of Connecticut act Graven Image adds the story below to the ever-expanding "Slayer has insane pits" category.

Let us know if you remember this show, and feel free to share your favorite Slayer live memory in the comments section below.

If you want to catch Graven Image live, the band will be opening for Anthrax, Testament, and Death Angel at The Webster in Hartford, Connecticut on October 4th, 2012.

WEST HARTFORD BALLROOM: SLAYER/OVERKILL/MOTORHEAD...Slayer is on and the place goes absolutely into a frenzy man, I mean the pit is going out the door into the parking lot. Never seen anything like it, there were some words exchanged outside and like a 30 on 30 war started right there man.

I remember a Volkswagen got flipped right over on its roof...people drinkin, fightin, fuckin right out in the open...crazy, crazy night! Slayer never stopped playin, the shirt sale booths got trampled, all the merch taken! Just insane!

For more info on Graven Image, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here. Check back in again next Tuesday as we share more pit stories from the metal world. More...

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Anacrusis Working On New Album

Vocalist/guitarist Kenn Nardi of Anacrusis has announced the band is working on a new release with the working titled "Parallax Error," which will be the band's first full album of new material since 1993's "Screams and Whispers."

Cover art will once again be handled by Eliran Kantor (Testament / Sodom / GWAR / Atheist), and the release will be a double album featuring more than two dozen new Anacrusis songs. The line-up will include original members Kenn Nardi, John Emery (bass) and Mike Owen (drums).

Anacrusis is also scheduled to appear on the 70,000 tons of Metal cruise next January and hopes to have the new material recorded by the end of this year. A new pre-production demo called "Made" is available below. More...

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Falconshield Releases New Album

Swedish two-man act Falconshield has released a new album online titled "Not Swift Enough," which can be heard through the player below or via bandcamp here. The track listing is:

1. Hecarim 03:04
2. Grave Digger 03:52
3. Why Am I Here? 03:22
4. My Domain 03:04
5. One Must Fall 03:51
6. Perfect Still 04:10
7. Devour 02:46
8. Sleeping With The Lights On 03:07
9. I Am Metal 03:39
10. Into The Void 02:05
11. Why Can't I Be With You? 03:02 More...

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Shooting Guns To Play Halifax Pop Explosion

Saskatoon's instrumental purveyors of doom Shooting Guns are pleased to announce they'll be performing at the 2012 Halifax Pop Explosion Festival. Their showcase will take place at Reflections Cabaret on October 20th.

Shooting Guns' most recent release "Born to Deal in Magic: 1952-1976" made it's way onto Canada's Polaris Music Prize Long List. The track listing is:

1. Harmonic Steppenwolf
2. Public Taser
3. Dopestrings
4. Last Great Depression
5. Black Hand
6. Liberator
7. Stay Awake Forever
8. Cheater’s Justice

You can check out Shooting Guns' music via Facebook and the band's upcoming shows are as follows:

Oct 20th @ Reflections. Halifax Pop Explosion Showcase w/ The Pack A.D (Halifax, NS)
Oct 27th @ The Palomino, presented by Steamwhistle Unsigned w/ Witchstone & Chron Goblin (Calgary, AB)

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Varg Confirms North American Tour

Today, German pagan metallers Varg confirm their first North American tour, starting next month, alongside Nuclear Blast recording artists Eluveitie and Wintersun. Touring in support of the forthcoming "Guten Tag" album - set for North American release on November 27th through NoiseArt (and distributed by NAPALM), along with a reissue of last year's "Wolfskult" album - the 21-date tour will start out west on November 28th and then conclude out east on December 21st.

The band also commented: "Soon we will come to America and Canada to support the mighty Wintersun and the great Eluveitie. It's our very first North American tour, so it's up to you to show us how you metalheads party over there. Watch out for our last Wolfmetal massacre Wolfskult, which entered the German Album charts on #33, and be prepared for our new album Guten Tag hitting stores in late November - two albums full of pure Wolfmetal and Rock 'n' Roll! Let's have a big Rock'n Roll Party! The German Wolves are coming! Skål!" More...

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Crowned Reveals "Vacuous Spectral Silence" Details

Seance Records announces October 12th as the worldwide release date for Crowned's "Vacuous Spectral Silence" debut. The following press release was issued about the album:

"A cloaked trinity, Crowned's 'Vacuous Spectral Silence' is Australian black metal created under night’s transcendental veil with intelligence, subtlety, and abundant atmosphere, an austere opus traversing life, death, and infinity.

"A new rising force in the Australian underground creating atmospheric black metal for fans of Burzum, Wolves in the Throne Room, Mayhem, Drudkh, Abigor, Summoning, Midnight Odyssey, and Spire, the silence of ages past is broken by Crowned's spectral choir.

"Their murky veil of atmospheric black metal echoes like the chant of choral ghosts in forgotten crypts, channeling a haunting resonance of the dark ages as creeping shadows enshroud, light scarcely breaking upon the cold stone where a Vacuous Spectral Silence lingers eternally."

The album's artwork can be viewed below, and the track listing is:

1. Menelvagor
2. Journey to the Cross-roads
3. Firmament
4. Apocryphal Catacomb
5. Diamonds
6. Vacuous Spectral Silence More...

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Baroness Gives Detailed Account Of Bus Crash

Back in August the members of Baroness were in a serious bus crash while on the road, and vocalist John Baizley has now posted a statement online about the incident. You can read the report below, or find photos from the band over at the Baroness website.

On August 15th, just before 11 am, Baroness and our crew were involved in a very bad crash while on tour. The brakes in our bus failed completely, on a notoriously dangerous, incredibly steep (12% grade) hill in Monkton Combe, UK, on our way from a show Bristol to another show in Southampton. Our bus went entirely out of control, and we had no choice other than hitting a perpendicular guardrail going about 50 mph at the bottom of the hill. The guard rail and the 20 or 30 trees we ploughed through snapped like matchsticks as we went fully airborne and fell down more than 30 feet off of a viaduct to the ground below. Half of the band/crew were asleep while we lost our brakes, and a few of us were awake and sitting in the rear lounge. I was up front with our driver, and I bore witness to the entire thing. Once our brakes failed, the bus could do little more than gain momentum and plummet down the hill. There was nothing anyone on the bus could have done during our descent to avoid the crash, and no one, the local residents, the police or any of us can believe we survived the impact.

Most people who have been in accidents understand the pre-trauma sensation of time slowing down. There were almost two minutes during which I knew we were heading for a collision. It felt like two hours. I remember the sound of the air-brakes failing, and the panicked cursing of our driver as we slowly realized how desperate the situation was. I tried as hard as I could to yell and wake everyone up to prepare for impact. I remember the sounds of confusion from behind me as our collective terror rose. I remember seeing the guardrail split, then a cluster of trees smacking against the front windshield. While we were airborne my eyes met with our driver’s. I knew then that we each shared the same look on our face; and I won’t soon forget it. We had spent enough time in the air to appreciate, make peace with and accept a fate we thought inevitable, and we looked at one another with a horribly silent “goodbye” in our eyes.
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Devolved Streaming New Song

Another brand new Devolved track titled "Systematic Avenger" is now available online for streaming. Give the song a listen in the player below.

"Systematic Avenger" comes off the band's new album "Reprisal," due out on November 20th, 2012 through Unique Leader. The previously posted song "Supremacy Enforced" is also available at this location. More...

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Inhale Exhale Streaming New Song

Post-hardcore heroes Inhale Exhale are excited to unleash new track “Carpe Diem,” which is premiering exclusively today with Revolver. The track is the second new song the band is previewing for fans in advance of the October 9th release of its fourth album, "Movement," on Red Cord Records. Stream "Carpe Diem" now at Revolver right here.

“‘Carpe Diem’ is basically about the idea the album is centered on – moving forward and keeping your head up above all the garbage the world throws at you,” says guitarist John LaRussa. “It’s about making the most from any situation. If it’s something positive, rolling with it and remembering the good from it. If it’s negative, take it and use it to make yourself stronger. We get something out of every experience, and it's up to us what we do with it.”

Following the October 9th release of "Movement," Inhale Exhale returns to Europe for several weeks of tour stops throughout Germany, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and the Ukraine. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Self-produced by LaRussa at his own Revelry Recording, Movement is a study in controlled chaos. The volatile, melody-driven anthems carry the weight of seasoned survivors who persevere come what may. It’s easily Inhale Exhale’s most aggressive work to date - a fact only underscored by ferocity of their previous albums. On Movement, they push the envelope on all fronts while staying true to their hearts, their fans and their roots. More...

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My Dying Bride Posts Video Interview

My Dying Bride has uploaded a video interview featuring personal commentary from vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe and bassist Lena Abé about the new album "A Map Of All Our Failures." Check out the clip below.

"A Map of all our Failures" is due out on October 16th via Peaceville Records. The impending opus can be pre-ordered as a special edition CD/DVD, double vinyl and multiple bundle packages at this location. Fans can also stream a brand new song, "Kneel till Doomsday" right here. The album's track listing is:

1. Kneel till Doomsday
2. The Poorest Waltz
3. A Tapestry Scorned
4. Like A Perpetual Funeral
5. A Map of all our Failures
6. Hail Odysseus
7. Within The Presence of Absence
8. Abandoned As Christ More...

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Saint Diablo To Support In This Moment

Fredericksburg, VA’s Saint Diablo is pleased to announce the band will be joining In This Moment as support on tour this October. The eleven dates with In This Moment begin on October 19th in El Paso, TX and come to an end on November 4th in Little Rock, AR.

Saint Diablo vocalist Tito Quinones says, “It's pretty exciting to have In This Moment offer us this opportunity. It's up-lifting to have a band of their talent extend the invitation, and we're stoked to open for them!” See below for all Saint Diablo tour dates.

Saint Diablo also recently unveiled a music video for the band’s current single, "Watch Me Kill," directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Hellyeah, Shadow’s Fall, Whitechapel). The video was filmed in Richmond, VA and features hit men, the band performing, and moshing fans that came from far and wide to take part in the filming process. Check out the clip below. More...

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Saille Comments On Upcoming Album

In support of their upcoming album due out in January 2013 via Code666 records, Belgian melodic black metallers Saille have lined up a few shows with Romanian black metal act Negura Bunget. The first confirmed dates are as follows:

Jan. 19 - Oostende, BEL @ OHK
Jan. 20 - Nijmegen, NLD @ Staddijk
Jan. 21 - Leeuwarden, NLD @ De Gloppe

The artwork for the new Saille CD will be created by Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz, who also developed the band's previous artwork. Mastering will be done by Tom Kvålsvoll, who has worked with 1349, Dimmu Borgir, and Keep of Kalessin.

Commented Saille keyboard player Dries Gaerdelen: "When creating our new album, I did research on and was inspired by several ancient destruction rituals. The new songs are therefore darker, faster, more aggressive and create a feeling of unease. The lyrics, written by frontman Dennie Grondelaers, explore the history of those death rites. With the drums being recorded a while ago, we’ve all got a 'recording state of mind' and have a feeling we're creating more than just songs. We're looking forward to unleashing our creations on the audience, both on CD and live!"

Saille's debut album, "Irreversible Decay", was released in March 2011 via Code666 Records. Footage of the band working on the upcoming new album can be found at this location.

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In Alcatraz 1962 Reveals "The Drive" Details

In Alcatraz 1962 will release new album "The Drive" on October 9th, 2012 through Standby Records. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Northern Virginia is a place like anywhere else, where the stresses of day to day life can both define and destroy the inner workings of so many people's souls. It's the kind of place where the tragedy of the individual's experiences destroys so many people, and yet defines the undying will to grow and thrive for only the strongest of the strong. For those very few people, their triumph over tragedy comes when they discover that they have The Drive.

"Formed in 2005, In Alcatraz 1962 is a band whose determination to succeed has never been questioned. Their blistering sound is regularly compared to 'The Ghost Inside on crack,' and yet provides the lyrical focus needed by so many of today's metal fans to find the deep inner determination to succeed. With their debut release on Standby Records, In Alcatraz 1962 has delivered a release in The Drive that will not only pummel fans with intensity and rage, but will prove to so many of today's expendable youth that the ills of their lives can be overcome with hard work and commitment to succeed."

"The Drive is all about overcoming any and all obstacles thrown at you in life," states the band. "The record is dark, but uplifting and inspiring. It hits hard at home. A lot of bands now are awesome on CD and all hyped up online, but when you see them live they can't deliver. We put our everything into our live shows. The audience can really feel, and connect with us. Our sound also separates us from everyone else. We're influenced by a lot of different bands and genres. We incorporate a few different genres into our music, and this allows us to reach a variety of different listeners." More...

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Alpha Tiger Posts In-Studio Video

Germany's Alpha Tiger recently signed to Century Media, and the band is currently hard at work on new studio album "Beneath The Surface," which is set to be released on January 28th worldwide.

With the album nearly finished, the band comments: "It took us most of June and July to record the album once again under the wings of 'Godi' Hildman in Berlin's Musicflash Studio. Peter Langforth [guitar] had composed the 9 new songs and the intro over the course of the previous 6 months and spent considerable time to put them all on 'tape' over a period of two months prior to entering the studio. To get a little impression about our work in the studio, check out the following studio-video. Mixing and mastering is currently in the final stages. Andreas Hilbert, another sound wizard from Berlin's Musicflash Studio, is about to finish things at the beginning of October."

The album's first single and video, "From Outer Space," will be released on October 26th shortly before the band goes on tour with metal beasts W.A.S.P. in Europe. All upcoming Alpha Tiger tour dates are below. For each of the listed shows, the band is offering two guest spots (simply mail them at info@alphatiger.de with the subject line "Alpha Tiger Tour 2012" and the relevant city-- the first two contenders will be guest-listed). The submission deadline is October 3rd, so email Alpha Tiger now for a chance to see the band on the road. More...

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Sylosis Streaming Full New Album

Sylosis will be releasing new album "Monolith" this coming October 5th (Europe) and 9th (North America), and the band has now teamed up with Metal Sucks to stream the full release online. Check out "Monolith" over at this location. The track listing is:

1. Out From Below
2. Fear The World
3. What Dwells Within
4. Behind The Sun
5. The River
6. Monolith
7. Paradox
8. A Dying Vine
9. All Is Not Well
10. Born Anew
11. Enshrined More...

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Bleed From Within Offering Free Song Download

Scottish metal act Bleed From Within is offering fans a free download of the song "It Lives In Me," which will be featured on a forthcoming album due out in the Spring of 2013. To receive access to the download and lyric sheet, all fans need to do is sign into this location with an email address.

Bleed From Within also recently released a video for "It Lives In Me," which can be seen here. The Glasgow quintet also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Underoath Disbanding, Releasing Anthology Album

Christian metalcore band Underoath is formally announcing plans to disband following the band's 15-year career. “It’s sad to say that we feel like it’s time to close this chapter, but we have never seen things more clearly,” says vocalist Spencer Chamberlain. “These have been the best years of my entire life, and I owe that to every single person who ever supported this band along the way. This wasn’t a quick decision by any means. It’s just time for us to move on.”

The Tampa, Florida-based group released seven albums in total – including the Gold-certified mid-2000s releases "They're Only Chasing Safety" and "Define the Great Line" – that collectively yielded Grammy and Dove Award nominations and total sales in excess of 1.3 million units.

Underoath will cap its run with the release of a career retrospective album, "Anthology 1999-2013" this coming November 6th on Solid State Records. With tracks culled from the 1999 debut, "Act of Depression," through 2010’s "Ø (Disambiguation)," the "Anthology 1999-2013" release is an essential collection of songs that celebrates the evolution of the band. The release also gives fans one last chance to hear newly recorded material in the form of new tracks “Sunburnt” and “Unsound,” recorded with longtime producer Matt Goldman. More...

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Beheaded Posts New Song Online

Beheaded has posted an advanced track online from the band's upcoming new album "Never To Dawn," which is due out on November 6th, 2012 via Unique Leader Records. Check out the song "Where Hours Etch Their Name" in the player available below.

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Harken Streaming New Instrumental Track

Texas based metal act Harken has posted a new instrumental song online for streaming. Check out the track "Abire" in the player below or over at the Harken bandcamp page here. You can also listen to the previously posted "Pleres 2.0" track at this location. More...

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Bevar Sea Releasing Debut Album

India's Bevar Sea has issued the following announcement about releasing a debut album and hosting a release party:

"The band is all set to release their much awaited debut album featuring some of their best songs yet in October 2012. The album was recorded by the band themselves in early 2012, and is mixed and mastered by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis, Sleep, High on Fire, Agalloch etc), with artwork from the band’s lead guitarist and artist Rahul Chacko.

"The limited edition digipak CD will be released in India on Iron Fist Records, who recently made their debut with Kryptos’ much acclaimed third album. Metalheads, be prepared. Bevar Sea is getting ready to spread the doom all over India and beyond!

"The band is honoured to have Kryptos and Shepherd supporting them on our big day on Oct 19th at CounterCulture. There'll be a lot of merch, the CD itself and other goodies for sale! Hope to see you doom-mongers there!" More...

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Obsidian Kingdom Posts "Mantiis" Trailer

Barcelona act Obsidian Kingdom has posted the first in a series of teasers online for the band's new album "Mantiis," which can be found below. Obsidian Kingdom also comments:

"After all the noise and blurry images, you sure are eager to listen to some music. Behold the first of the seven MANTIIS official video-teasers which will be posted every Monday, starting today and until the very week of the release." More...

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Beyond The Morninglight Releases New Album

Norway's Beyond The Morninglight has now released the new album "Liberation" and follow-up to the band's debut self-titled release. You can stream or download the entire album entirely free over at the Misantrof Anti-Records website. Misantrof comments:

"Their new album titled 'Liberation' is a milestone. An artistic milestone. The band's creativity really blossomed, crafting this superb concept album, based upon the downfall of a young man in his prime, all through his decadence, until his end, and the dyed black day of his funeral.

"The story is told as seen from the eyes of Runar Funeralheart, singer and lyricist of the band, who really feels all the life, all the air, all landscapes and all the death surrounding him, and can transform all those sensations into little creatures he likes to take care of, like children to feed, watch over and grow up into massive songs, so full of energy, soul and deepest emotions.

"Extremely influenced by those grey winter skies of Norway, with those silent vast lands inspiring loneliness and melancholy, Runar and Andy of Beyond The Morninglight simply reach a deeper, also higher, level of introspectiveness. Their creativity is Norwegian air breathed in and released back out in form of gloomy melodies, endless mellotron driven sensations, dark atmospheres, and such a shrouding feeling never felt before."

The album was produced, mixed, and engineered by Daniel Vrangsinn and Beyond The Morninglight. The track listing is: More...

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Samrt Streaming Album's Title Track

Samrt's first full-length album "Mizantrop Mazohist" is out now, and the band has also posted the title track online for streaming. Check out the song in the player below, or listen to a previously posted track at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Mizantrop mazohist
2. Sva odvratnost ljudskog bica njegovo je postojanje
3. Iz utrobe zemlje peva smrt
4. Schizo
5. Covek vrag
6. Nirvana
7. Najcrnja tinta za moje ime More...

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Porta Nigra Reveals "Fin De Siècle" Details

Porta Nigra recently inked a deal with Debemur Morti Productions to release an upcoming album titled “Fin De Siècle." The band was also covered in the heavily atmospheric edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column.

The band has now revealed the artwork for "Fin De Siècle," available below, and announced the release date is set for November 16th, 2012. More...

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Maelstrom Signs To Label

Few self-released albums or demos get the kind of international industry-wide attention that Maelstrom's "It Was Predestined" enjoyed when it was circulated throughout the underground in 2008-2009. Maelstrom's signing to Los Angeles' Itchy Metal Entertainment (IME) will mark the official digital release of "It Was Predestined" on October 31st. IME President Ed Fassio had this to say about Maelstrom's crosscutting appeal:

"To create anything that appeals across the ages is challenging. Commercially, new styles take time to be accepted and caution must be taken to avoid becoming too trendy. Yet history has proven, nobody can argue with the wide appeal of great music. When first introduced to Maelstrom we put particular focus on production quality, use of original melody and specific evidence that their art could transcend beyond a particular highlight in history," explains Fassio.

"We firmly believe that awesome music is timeless, but that's often demonstrated in mainstream capacities. We feel the same principle can apply in the underground scene and this band is hell bent on proving it. Maelstrom allows new direction for the label and revives fresh possibilities for the genre," concluded Fassio.

Stream all three songs from "It Was Predestined" over at Bandcamp. More...

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Sybreed Streaming New Track

"God Is an Automaton," the fourth metallic/digital hybrid from Swiss industrial metal/death wave artists Sybreed, was recently unveiled via Listenable Records. The album is the result of a six month collaboration with Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, Paradise Lost, Conjure One) for arrangements and mixing. The band recently posted a stream of the song "The Line of Least Resistance" over on its website, along with two other tracks from its repertoire. Visit this location to listen.

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Nasum Posts New Road Report

Nasum is currently embarked on a final farewell European tour, and the band has now checked in with a new road report. Excerpts from the report are available below, or you can find the full thing complete with pictures over at the Nasum website here.

September 28 - Madness In Munich

On the second show out of three in Germany we went to the Backstage complex in Munich. Apparently we've been here before, during the long tour with Napalm Death back in 2001. I had gotten this place mixed up with the Feierwerk or possibly Hansa 39 which are two previous venues I've been to in Munich. Imagine my surprise when I woke up in what can only be described as an jungle… The entire complex is surrounded by palm trees and other plants and I had no idea where we were.

The complex has a number of halls in different sizes and we played in the "Club" which is one of the smaller ones, if not the smallest one. I believe there were four different things happening at Backstage at the same time so it felt quite weird. Would there be any people coming to our show?

I spent most of the day in pain. My back was aching badly due to unknown reasons. Maybe a combination of a weird sleeping position and a cold that only struck the back. I was feeling it already in Geneva but in Munich it was really bad. Luckily we had a nice backstage area far away from the stage so I could take it easy and take care of some internet business.
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Summer Slaughter Tour Documentary Available

A video documentary following the antics of the Summer Slaughter Tour has been posted online by Jeff Holcomb, which can be viewed below. Jeff also comments:

"During the months of July and August of 2012, the Summer Slaughter Tour spanned North American continent, hitting 31 cities in five weeks, including two festivals in Canada. It was headlined by the legendary Cannibal Corpse and supported by heavy hitters in the progressive and death metal scenes. I was asked to fill-in on bass for the metal band Periphery, and brought my camera along for the ride. This film documents my experience sharing a bus with Periphery, The Faceless, and Veil of Maya."

Music used in the video (in chronological order):

Periphery - "Ragnarok"
The Faceless - "Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate"
Girlfight (feat. Spencer Sotelo, Matt Halpern, Misha Mansoor) - "Fuckin' Fuck"
Periphery - "Froggin' Bullfish"
Periphery - "Masamune" More...

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Finsterforst Comments On Signing To Napalm

Napalm Records recently announced the signing of Finsterforst for the release of new album "Rastlos." The band has now checked in with the following update:

"It was dead silent in the Black Forest...

"Since we were looking for a new label we didn't post a lot of news in the last year. But now we're back with awesome news! Finsterforst join forces with Napalm Records! We're proud and honored to work with these great people and we hope to play a lot of shows all over the world soon to booze with you guys!

"And since you had to wait so long we got some maybe even greater news. Our new album 'Rastlos' will be out in November. Exact release dates for your country as listed below. Be prepared, this record will drive you insane with overwhelming and epic Black Forest Metal. We can't wait to unleash this beast! Skål mates!"

21.11.2012 ESP/FIN/SWE/GR
23.11.2012 GER/A/CH & Benelux
26.11.2012 Rest of Europe
27.11.2012 USA/CAN

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Anaal Nathrakh Streaming New Song

U.K. grindcore act Anaal Nathrakh is streaming the new track "Of Fire, And F**king Pigs." The song appears on the band's seventh full length effort "Vanitas," which is due out on Candlelight Records on October 15, 2012 (EU) and November 6, 2012 (North America).

The track listing for "Vanitas" is as follows:

1. The Blood-Dimmed Tide
2. Forging Towards the Sunset
3. To Spite the Face
4. Todos Somos Humanos
5. In Coelo Quies, Tout Finis Ici Bas
6. You Can’t Save Me, So Stop F*cking Trying
7. Make Glorious The Embrace of Saturn
8. Feeding the Beast
9. Of Fire, And F**king Pigs
10. A Metaphor for the Dead

Check out "Of Fire, And F**king Pigs" here: More...

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Rhyme Signs On With Bakerteam Records

Milan melodic metal band Rhyme signed on with Italy's Bakerteam Records. The band released its debut album "Fi(r)st" back in early 2011 through Bagana Records and played a European tour with Papa Roach and The Misfits, in addition to an appearance at the Rocklahoma fest in the U.S. The band's first release for Bakersteam will be the sophomore effort entitled "The Seed and The Sewage."

According to the press release, the new effort "draws its influences from modern metal, hard rock and southern rock, mixing them with deep lyrics inspired by the world's social and economic events. Irony and rage, fury, sarcasm and desperation are all elements that can be traced in Rhyme's musical path, which is now as relevant as ever." "The Seed and the Sewage" will see guest appearances from members of Destrage, Elvenking and Secret Sphere.

A release date for "The Seed and the Sewage" has not yet been announced. More...

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The 69 Eyes Streaming New Track "Borderline"

Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes age streaming the new track "Borderline." The song appears on the band's latest LP "X," which was released last week in Europe and will drop in North America on October 9, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. A preview of the album can be found over here. The new music video for "Red" was also recently posted and can be viewed over at this location.

The track list for "X" is as follows:

1. Love Runs Away
2. Tonight
3. Black
4. If You Love Me The Morning After
5. Red
6. I Love The Darkness In You
7. Borderline
8. I’m Ready
9. I know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End

Check out "Borderline" here: More...

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Criminal Posts New Music Video

Chilean thrashers Criminal posted a new music video for the song "The Ghost We Summoned." The track appears on the band's latest LP "Akelarre," which is available now through Massacre Records.

Check out "The Ghost We Summoned" here:

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Enslaved Posts Preview of "RIITIIR" LP

Norwegian viking legends Enslaved have posted a preview clip of the new LP "RIITIIR" (see Metal Underground.com's review at this location). The album was released last week in Europe and is set for an October 9, 2012 drop in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band issued several track commentaries, the latest of which can be found over here. The track list for "RIITIIR" is as follows:

1. Thoughts Like Hammers (streaming here)
2. Death in the Eyes of Dawn
3. Veilburner
4. Roots of the Mountain
5. Riitiir
6. Materal
7. Storm of Memories
8. Forsaken

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HammerFall Posts "Gates Of Dalhalla" Preview Clip

After releasing the details of the upcoming DVD/2CD release "Gates of Dalhalla," power metal act HammerFall has issued the first preview clip. The DVD/2CD features the band's 15th Anniversary show held in Rättvik, Sweden on July 28, 2012 at the Dalhalla open-air venue. The show featured many guests from HammerFall's past and clocks in at 2 hours 15 minutes. The package is scheduled for release on November 30, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the preview here:

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Argus Panoptes Reveals Album's Track Listing

Canadian act Argus Panoptes includes ex-musicians from Immersed, Woods of Ypres, Insurrection, Killitorous, and Remnants of a Deity, and the band has now announced the new album "The Struggle for Existence" is slated for release next year. The track listing is:

1. Fall of the Parthenon
2. The Struggle for Existence I: Collapse
3. The Struggle for Existence II: Reflection
4. IV
5. Hera
6. The Kinslayer
7. The Struggle for Existence III: Introspection
8. The Struggle for Existence IV: Reawakening

Argus Panoptes also previously posted three demo songs online earlier this year, which are available for streaming at this location.

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Jarun Streaming New Album Online

Polish black metal band Jarun has now released the new album "Wziemiozstapienie," and the entire release has been posted online via YouTube. Check out all the songs from the album through the playlist below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Wziemiozstapienie
2. Deszcz
3. Prawdy ulotne
4. Przebudzenie
5. Niech moje stowa beda ogniem
6. Powrot
7. Zamiec
8. I znowu zima... More...

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