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Metal News for October 20, 2012

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13 news articles posted on this day.

ProgPower USA Announces 2013 Kick Off Show

ProgPower USA kick off show promoter Nathan “The SwordLord” Block announced the annual festival's kick off show for 2013 to be held on Thursday September 5, 2013. The video below reveals that the headlining act will be Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, with an extended two hour set, along with Circle II Circle, featuring Zak Stevens (Ex-Savatage), who will play the entire Savatage LP "Wake of Magellan." The opening act will be Sacramento progressive band In the Silence.

The announcement reads as follow:

"The time has finally come to reveal who will be playing the Kick-Off Show for 2013. To say that I am beyond excited would be the understatement of the year!

"I want to thank Wayne, Jen and of course Glenn for all of their help in getting this epic video made and posted. I think that it is a fantastic prelude for what is to come.

"Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 17. There will be a rather large incentive to buy your tickets *early*, so watch the forum and website for more details on that date.

"I guarantee that this Kick-Off Show will be one for the record books. In fact, I am SO confident of this that I am going to offer a 50% discount on the 2014 Kick-Off Show for everyone that purchases a ticket to the 2013 show. Yes, you read that right. If you purchase a ticket to Kick-Off 2013, you will be able to get into Kick-Off 2014 for HALF PRICE. No tricks, no gimmicks. I am beyond excited for everyone I have on this bill and I know they are going to put on a terrific show. I want every single one of you to be there.

"The doors are a little early because the mid-card and headline bands both have very, very special extended sets. The middle band will be playing 90 minutes and the headliner will be playing for 135 minutes! Everyone is going to get the maximum amount of music for their hard-earned dollar.

"I am looking forward to hearing your feedback on this line-up. I have been working very hard on it for many weeks now. I think it is a fitting way to start out the 14th year of the greatest metal festival on the planet. I look forward to sharing the evening with all of you.

For the music,
Nathan “The SwordLord” Block
10 Years Under the Sword
Independent Metal Promoter, 2002-2012" More...

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Nick Caldwell And The Robot Drummer Streams Album

Nick Caldwell And The Robot Drummer has released new album "Keepin It Classy," which is now available for streaming courtesy of bandcamp. Check out the release through the player below, or find more info on Nick Caldwell And The Robot Drummer via Facebook here. The "Keepin It Classy" track listing is:

1. Irate Voice Message 00:39
2. Crotch Buldge 01:03
3. Still Polite But To The Point 00:56
4. XXX 02:59
5. Deathmonica 00:22
6. Acne Bursting Contortionist 01:10
7. Defilement Of A Unisex Handicapped Public Bathroom 01:23
8. Nipple Filth 01:30
9. How Much For Boom Boom 02:17
10. Part 1 - Torment Dissonance Angusih - The Vowels 02:17
11. Part 2 - Repulsion Disfigurement Apathy - The Consonants 02:28
12. Me And My Tummy 01:27
13. Anusmouth 00:54
14. Cat Scratch Nipple 01:08
15. Tribute To A Dead Coke Whore 00:49
16. I Made This For You I Hope You Like It 01:46
17. Wine Dine Decapitate 01:50
18. A Comedy And A Tragedy 03:14
19. Goddamnit I'm An Artist 08:55

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Dunderbeist To Support Fear Factory/Devin Townsend

Dunderbeist is heading out on a European Tour in November as an opener for Fear Factory and Devin Townsend Project. Dates are available below. This week Dunderbeist also released the first single, "Father Serpent," from the upcoming album "Songs Of The Buried." The single is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Dunderbeist is sorry to announce that the band has to postpone the planned and already confirmed Djerv/Dunderbeist Tour in December. Here is Djerv’s statement on this matter: "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."

Dunderbeist comments: “Dunderbeist are truly sorry about this as well, but we hope that some of you can make it to some of our November shows instead, OR wait till we get the new 2013 dates for the Djerv tour. Also we have to cancel the show in Alta (Norway) on nov 16th cause of the Fear Factory/Devin Townsend tour. We are truly sorry about this, having to let you guys down. Alta is one of our favourite cities to play, and we are pulling every string to find a new date for you guys!" More...

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Seizure Crypt Returning To The Live Scene

Following several months off the grid show-wise, riotous New York psycho squad Seizure Crypt is back in action this week.

Following the recent release of latest full-length, "You've Been Had!" (available for streaming here), the band took a brief live hiatus. But Seizure Crypt welcomes the return of guitarist Bishop Nazz back to the frontlines, joining bassist Grand Mal D, drummer Douglas Williamson, and dueling vocal ninjas Mike SOS and Tom The Madness.

With a local show in Whitestone this weekend, more area gigs booked for November and December, and more already in the works, Seizure Crypt has made a full-on homecoming to the live battlefield. Check out the list of confirmed throwdowns below.

Last week the Seizure Crypt crew invaded the studios at NYC’s East Village Radio to host an episode of the Black And Blue Takeover hardcore show. Check out the episode right here.

10/20/2012 The Stone Tavern – Whitestone, NY w/ Vincent Price is Right, Straphangers, Vexed
11/13/2012 Hill Tap Tavern – Maspeth, NY w/ Yo! Scunt, Dead Serious, On The Offense=
12/29/2012 The Delancey NYC for FBOMB: A Very Seizure Christmas w/ Endangered Feces

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Mortor To Play HSR's Moshpit Warfare

Canadian death thrashers Mortor are proud to announce they will be performing at this year's Hammer Smashed Radio's Moshpit Warfare taking place on November 17th in Ottawa, ON at Cafe Dekcuf. Mortor will be performing alongside headliners Immersed, Wretchedpain, ...From The Deep, and Accursed Creation.

HSR is offering a free download compilation of all the bands performing at bandcamp here or through the player below.

Mortor unleashed the new 14 track death thrash album "Shoot 'Em Up" last month, which is the follow-up to 2010's debut "Metal Ride." The album was recorded at Garage Studios by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) and engineered by Mathieu Marcotte (Augury), both whom also made guest guitar solo appearances on tracks "Point Black" (guitar solo by Donaldson) and "For Glory" (guitar solo by Marcotte).

"Shoot 'Em Up" is available through bandcamp at this location. More...

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Lvcifyre Signs With Dark Descent

Dark Descent Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Lvcifyre:

"We are proud to announce the addition of Lvcifyre to the Dark Descent Records roster. The label will be responsible for releasing Lvcifyre’s second full-length opus and follow-up to the seminal debut 'The Calling Depths.'

"Over the past three years, Dark Descent has built up a notorious reputation of delivering the highest-calibre works of Death Metal Darkness from the underground and proudly propagating the Fallen Light. Thus, it is the perfect lurking place for Lvcifyre.

"With the new album, Lvcifyre will unleash the most wrathful and apocalyptic sonic plague heard by Man; manifesting the hidden forces beyond the threshold to awaken the Darkness lurking deep inside you! HDHM!"

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Maple Metal Records Posts Roster On Bandcamp

Maple Metal Records has posted the band's roster onto bandcamp so you can stream albums prior to purchasing physical or digital media. To get a taste of what Maple Metal has to offer, check out the full "Asphyxia" album by Sangre Eterna or the full "Lost in the North" album by Nordheim in the players available below, or find albums by Kalter, Kemilon, Valfreya, Memorain, and more over at bandcamp here. More...

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Lost Empires Streaming New EP

Oklahoma's Lost Empires has posted the band's new "Death and Evil Beasts" EP online for streaming. Check out the tracks in the player below or over at bandcamp here. The track listing is:

1. Tower of Flies 02:57
2. The Unkindness of Ravens 04:13
3. Machete 03:46 More...

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Onward We March Streaming New Song

Onward We March has posted the new song "Ocean March" online, which can be heard below. The band also commented on its history:

"Onward We March started off as a living room jam session and has evolved into the force it is now through dedication, perseverance, living the do-it-yourself creed, and serving audiences of the Dallas/Forth Worth area their take on progressive metal. Melding the essence of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal with the progressive styles of Meshuggah, Mastodon, Opeth and The Dillinger Escape Plan, Onward We March has created a sound that stands on its own through its sincerity and brutality.

"Onward We March released their first EP, The Golden Vine, on January 28th, 2011, featuring now-former vocalist Logan Acton. Creative differences with Acton led them to start fresh with Chris Hobbs and take their unique brand of metal to a new level.

"After months of writing new material, Onward We March entered the studio once again with Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Damageplan, Hell Yeah) to record a three song EP titled 'Ocean Harvest.'" More...

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God Seed's King ov Hell Comments on "I Begin"

God Seed releases its debut album “I Begin” on October 23, 2012. The said album took three years to create. The band planted its divine seed in 2009, shortly after a tumultuous court battle over the name of their former band, Gorgoroth. Gaahl and King ov Hell, ex-members of the legendary Norwegian black metal group, could not use the name sake, so they came up with the concept for God Seed. Unfortunately, shortly after forming the band, Gaahl announced his retirement.

King ov Hell recruited other recognized musicians in the Norwegian Black Metal scene such as Ice Dale from Enslaved and Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir to create a new group dubbed from his own namesake—Ov Hell. Gaahl returned to the music world just a year later and rejoined King ov Hell in the reformation of God Seed. Gorgoroth fans will revel in the album’s carnal approach, Gaahl’s infernal voices and organic sound. The album’s keyboards create enchanting sound scapes in the vain of Dimmu Borgir, while relating a ‘70s rock sound akin to Deep Purple.

Bassist and founding God Seed member, King ov Hell, spoke with Metal Underground.com on the phone about merging these disparate styles on “I Begin.” Even though King preferred to keep the lyrical and conceptual portion of his art a secret, he released a couple of clues to unlock a portion of his sonic “labyrinth.” More...

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The Bunny The Bear Announces New Tour Dates

The Bunny The Bear will continue to spread the band's crazy antics and theatrical stage performance across the U.S. on the creatively titled “Hump Into Hibernation” tour beginning November 18th in Tempe, Arizona. Support will come from A Faylene Sky and Surrounded By Monsters.

The Bunny The Bear is also currently supporting Brokencyde and Nathan Ryan on a four week tour throughout the Midwest and East Coast. All dates are available below.


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Nihilate Streaming Motorhead Cover

Vancouver's Nihilate recently completed a cover of the Motohread track "Ace Of Spades." The song was mixed by producer/engineer/manager Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Gene Hoglan, Meldrum, West of Hell).

Nihilate's version of "Ace Of Spades" features guitarist Cam Kroetsch (Savannah, The Almighty Punchdrunk). Kroetsch also handles vocal duties on the song. Check out the song in the player below.

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"...And Justice For Art" Series Tackles Katatonia

In the latest part of the "...And Justice For Art" serial on Pure Grain Audio, writer Ramon Martos-Garcia explores the highly charged artwork of the band Katatonia. Now on its ninth album, guitarist Anders Nystrom from the Swedish band explains the symbolism behind "Dead End Kings" and the credo of the artistry of Katatonia: "To follow your own vision without compromising and conforming to other people’s demands and expectations would make you a king in what people would just define as a dead end." Check out the wealth of insight into the band's album covers, most of which have been designed by American Travis Smith since 1999, by heading over to this location.


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