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Metal News for October 2, 2016

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11 news articles posted on this day.

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Sunday Old School: Unseen Terror

For some people, grindcore is a hard to define genre. At the time, many bands rejected the tag, which was coined by Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris, who when speaking of the experimental rock band Swans, could only use the word "grind" to describe them. Though Napalm Death and Brutal Truth gladly took on the mantle, the likes of Extreme Noise Terror outright rejected the term. One band, who straddled the line between grindcore and extreme metal and proved to be influential regarding both, was Unseen Terror.

Unseen Terror were formed in Birmingham in 1987, from the ashes of Warhammer, arguably Britain's first death metal band and featuring Shane Embury on drums, along with guitarist Mitch Dickinson. Though not necessarily a grindcore project, their blend of extreme metal and the harder edge of hardcore punk put them in with the burgeoning genre. The two worked together on their craft, taking particular inspiration from Idaho based group, Septic Death, who gave Dickinson the inspiration for the name Unseen Terror from the song, "Unseen Terror - Terrorain" and focusing lyrically on the politics of the time, a common theme of the grindcore scene, as well as the nod to everyone's favourite lasagna eating cat, Garfield. More...

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Excuse Streaming "Goddess Injustice" EP

Finnish newcomer Excuse today streams the entirety of the new "Goddess Injustice" EP that just saw release jointly between Shadow Kingdom Records and Hells Headbangers. Listen in below. The EP's track listing is as follows:

1. Obsessed...With The Collapse Of Civilization
2. Breaking News (We Told You So!)
3. Invitation From Beyond
4. Baphomet More...

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Heaven Shall Burn Comments On Chart Positions

With latest album, "Wanderer," Heaven Shall Burn makes its mark on various charts across the United States as well as in Europe, entering at #21 on Billboard Heatseekers, #7 on iTunes Metal and #8 on Amazon's Hot New Releases.

"Wanderer" also debuted at #3 in Germany and within the Top 10 and Top 20 in Austria and Switzerland respectively. The band comments:

"A massive 'Thank you!' to everybody! In times like these you should not take anything for granted, so we cannot thank you enough for supporting our little, extreme band from Thuringia over all those years."

United States:
#21 Billboard Heatseekers
#25 Top Hard Music
#7 - iTunes Metal
#7 - Amazon - Hot New Releases: Hard Rock & Metal Albums (Physical)
#8 - Amazon Hot Releases in Metal (Digital)

Europe:
#3 Germany
#9 Austria
#15 Switzerland More...

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Replacire Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the official signing of tech group Replacire today. The label comments:

"The explosive, multi-faceted technical metal band is putting the finishing touches on its brand new full-length album to be released by Season of Mist in 2017. Replacire (Eric Alper - guitar, Zach Baskin - bass, Evan Berry - vocals, Poh Hock - live lead guitar, and Pariah - live drums) will air out some of the new material as support to Gorguts on the Oct. 3rd 'Pleiades Dust' tour kick-off at Brighton Music Hall in their hometown of Boston, Massachusetts."

Guitarist/founder Eric Alper comments on the new material and forthcoming album, "Our goal was to be heavier, darker, and faster than on our first album. The new material has a more cerebral edge, and different layers that reveal themselves with multiple listens. Above all our material must be completely compelling to us while writing, recording, and with every performance. We believe bands operating in that space create the most captivating music, and that's where we want to be." More...

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Psycholies Wraps Up First Headlining Tour

Pyscholies is back from the band's first ever headlining tour and just released footage from the Kiev show. The band comments:

"We are back from the first headlining tour in Ukraine 2016. We played all the songs from the new album, and it was a blast. Thanks to all the Ukrainian fans to be so hot with us. See you again. We also want to thank our management Alpha Omega, to make this happen!"

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Crysalys To Record New Album

Italian symphonic metal band Crysalys just issued this update about entering the studio to record a new album:

"First of all, we want to thank you for the support you gave us. We didn't expect so many orders... that's been the best way to celebrate the fifth anniversary of 'The Awakening of Gaia.' BUT:
We're now focused on our new album and there's still a long way to go; we finally have some important updates to share.

"We're entering the studio in November for some recording and eventually we'll be mixing at a very famous studio, to release a kick-ass track in the first quarter of 2017, followed by a stunning vide clip (and hopefully a not-to-miss physical release for your collection). And of course, we're doing our best to release the new whole album during the 2017. Let the count down begin! Blessings!" More...

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Labirinto Releases New Album

Brazilian group Labirinto just released a brand new full-length album titled "Gehenna" through Dissenso Records. Copies are available over here and the album can also be streamed below. "Gehenna" features the following track listing:

1. Mal Sacré 07:05
2. Enoch 03:33
3. Qumran 02:45
4. Aung Suu 06:39
5. Locrus 06:32
6. Avernus 05:16
7. Aludra 03:22
8. Alamut 05:55
9. Q'yth-el 07:24
10. Gehenna 12:00 More...

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Aggression Streams Album Re-Issue

Canadian group Aggression just re-issued cult debut '87 album "The Full Treatment" via Xtreem Music, and you can hear all the tracks below.

John McEntee of Incantation also comments: "Aggression are with out a doubt one of the best thrash metal bands ever. Total bone crushing, pissed off, head banging thrash the way it is supposed to be played. No trendy bullshit here!!!!"

1. Forsaken Survival
2. Frozen Aggressor
3. Green Goblin
4. One For The Woods
5. Dripping Flesh
6. By the Reaping Hook
7. Rotten By Torture
8. Demolition
9. The Final Massacre More...

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Loud As Hell 2017 Band Submissions Open

After a sold out 2016 Loud As Hell, festival organizers Semchuk Productions and Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo have a posted a thank you video to all those who came out and supported last year.

Now moving into its sixth consecutive year, Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival promises a huge line up for 2017 that will feature some of the country’s most talented metal bands to make the ground rumble in the heart of the Alberta badlands.

Loud As Hell is now taking band submissions for its 2017 edition talking place once again in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds from August 4th to 6th.

Band submissions can be found right here (submissions open October 1st till December 1st) while email, facebook messages, or text messages submissions will not be accepted. More...

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Theatres Des Vampires Releases New Video

Theatres Des Vampires will release new album "Candyland" on October 14th via Scarlet Records and today also unleashes a first video titled "Morgana Effect." The band comments:

"It is a great day for us, after 3 years of a long work We finally released the first song of our new album 'Candyland' out on October 14th via Scarlet records. We decided not to publish anything before cause we wanted to give to our fans a direct message, a new strong sound together with the images of the new video 'Morgana Effect.'

"The video is directed by Luca Cavallari (that is also our great photographer) that become mad during the shooting to coordinate all of us (we are not so quiet!) and edited by our producer Christian Ice (which is crazy by himself so no problem). We had also some special actors like Sara and Federico, the 2 scary children, the sweet and evil witch Nicole Zuppardi and Billy T Cooper, singer of the band JTR SICKERT as the black angel.

"2 different locations, a great make up team directed by Gianluca Terracina and our personal best fashion designer Diktator. All of them helped us to realize 'Morgana Effect' in the best way! We Are thinking already about the next one...so more news will come soon!" More...

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In Flames Premieres New Live Performance Clip

Sweden's In Flames premieres a new performance clip of the song "Only For The Weak", taken from the band's new concert DVD "Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg", out in stores now via via Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Only For The Weak" below.

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