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Metal News for October 20, 2013

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Colossal Figures Posts New Song

New Dehli, India outfit Colossal Figures has posted a track online titled "Lost," which can be heard in the player below. Colossal Figures consists of:

Govind Marodia - vocals
Karan Mehta - guitars
Saksham Gupta - guitars
Karsan Chaudhary - bass
Rijul Victor - drums

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Operadyse Posts Album Trailer

French symphonic power metal band Operadyse will release new album "Pandemonium" on January 21st, 2014. A teaser trailer for the video can now be viewed below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Rise 1:41
2. Celestial Sword 4:57
3. Unfold Legend 4:02
4. Keeper of the Flame 3:36
5. The Path 5:51
6. Fairies Secret Garden 5:06
7. Arkanya 4:54
8. Pandemonium 6:21
9. Nevermore 6:04
10. Frozen 2:57

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October 31 Announces Re-Issues

Hells Headbangers has announced January 21st, 2014 as the international release date of two deluxe reissue CDs from October 31: "The Fire Awaits You" from 1997 and its follow-up, "Meet Thy Maker" from 1999. The re-release track listings can be found below.

"The Fire Awaits You"

1. The Warlock
2. Salem's Curse
3. The Fire Awaits You
4. Prelude / Lost City
5. Voyage To Infinity
6. Day Of The Saxons
7. Vindication
8. A Million Goodbyes
9. Voyage To Infinity
10. The Fire Awaits You
11. Child Of The Damned
12. When Darkness Covers The Sun
13. I Don’t Know
14. Public Enema Number One

Bonus Tracks:
15 Voyage to Infinity
16. The Fire Awaits You
17. Child of the Damned (Warlord cover)
18. When Darkness Covers the Sun
19. I Don't Know (Ozzy Ozbourne tribute/cover)
20. Public Enema Number One (Iron Maiden tribute/cover)
(Tracks 15-18 from Voyage To Infinity demo 1996) More...

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Eyes Wide Open Posts New Music Video

"Wings of Redemption," the new video from Swedish metallers Eyes Wide Open, can now be seen below. On December 11th, Eyes Wide Open will release debut album "Aftermath," which will contain the "Wings of Redemption" single.

Eyes Wide Open consists of:

Patrik Fahlin - Vocals
Kristofer Strandberg - Guitar
Erik Engstrand - Guitar
Jesper Lindgren - Bass
Karl Adamsson - Drums More...

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CounterIgnitioN Streaming New Songs

Serrbian thrash/groove metal act CounterIgnition has released two new songs titled "Handshaking Frenzy" and "Middletown,“ both of which from the band's upcoming album "Mediocrity Deadlock." Check out both tracks below as a teaser for the new album, due out by the end of November.

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Beehover Streaming New Track

As Germany's eclectic/eccentric dynamic duo Beehover prepares to release fourth LP, "The Devil And His Footmen" -- once again via Exile On Mainstream -- today the The Obelisk fires up another new track from the record.

Check out "My Mixtapes Suck Big Time" at this location. The following press release was also issued about the track:

"The belligerent bass strumming and mangled runs on 'My Mixtapes Suck Big Time' weave their way through a barrage of untamed percussion in the band's unique trademark style, topped with a quirky vocal delivery that builds into a maniacal outburst before the track winds back down to its initial state."

The Obelisk also reviews the track as "a song that exemplifies how well Beehover are able to craft a linear feel throughout weirdo choruses and a tension that seems to build even as it's paying off. Unless you spend the rest of your day listening to Beehover, chances are you won't hear anything else quite like it."

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The Howling Void To Release New Album

The Howling Void returns with "Nightfall," the project's fourth full-length album of glacial, symphonic funeral doom metal. The album is due out in late 2013 via Solitude Productions.

"Nightfall" features a relatively new evolution of the sound of The Howling Void, with haunting, chanted vocals and dark ambient and orchestral touches. A teaser video has been posted on YouTube featuring short clips from several songs on the album. Check it out below.

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Daarchlea Parts With Vocalist

Malaysian outfit Daarchlea has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with the band's vocalist:

"Assalamualaikum and good evening to all of you. We have an announcement to make.

"In a mutual decision, our vocalist, Firdaus has decided to leave Daarchlea. The time has come for him to pursue his own paths from the band. Due to internal struggles and ongoing issues within the band, we feel it is our time to move on.

"We will then find a new replacement for his position and get back to work on writing our album. This was not an easy decision for us but a very necessary one at this perspective, but anyway, let wish him best of luck in his life and career.

"On behalf of the band, we would like to thanks to all our family, friends and fans for your continuous love and support."

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Harmony Disorder Recruits New Drummer

Harmony Disorder has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Thanks to everyone that caught us in London last night! We had an awesome time as always. You may have noticed a new face behind our drumkit so we'd like to take this opportunity to tell you guys about the end and start of a new chapter for Harmony Disorder.

"Unfortunately, Pete recently had to call it a day as drummer for Harmony Disorder. Pete was one of the original founding members of the band and helped bring us where we are today, every success we have had, we could not have done without him! Including over 30 shows, a European tour and the recording of Timequake.

"Unfortunately there comes a time in any up and coming band's life, where it can start to affect your every day life and in this case, Pete had to put his personal and family life first, the decision wasn't something he took lightly and we respect him for it greatly. We wish Pete every success in his future and he will always be a brother to us.

"This brings us on to our next chapter, where we're like to introduce PJ 'Fizyk' to the band as our new drummer. PJ is a highly skilled and impressive drummer, with deep death metal roots that will bring an exciting twist to our new material. PJ isn't new to the touring scene, as he has toured in previous bands, including being drum tech for Deicide!

"Please welcome him to our family when you see him playing with us at our last shows of 2013 at Swindon alt fest and the Grosvenor in London. This is a new beginning."

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Non Opus Dei Releasing Split Album

Non Opus Dei has announced a new split album is being released with Morowe, to be titled "Dziwki Dwie." The track listing will be as follows:

1. Dziwki Dwie
2. Kres Hanby
3. Szaleniec, glupiec, opetany

4. Obustronne oczy patrza
5. Kat kota
6. Czyj to glos? More...

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Sunday Old School: Cerebral Fix

Having given birth to such bands as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, there isn't really any question that the English city of Birmingham is the birthplace of heavy metal. It, along with the surrounding Midlands areas have continued to produce some of the finest acts in extreme music since and today we will be looking at another of these such groups, Cerebral Fix. Cerebral Fix were formed in 1986 by singer Simon Forrest, bassist Paul Adams, guitarist Gregg Fellows and drummer Adrian Jones and wasted little time when it came to recording their music. By the next year they had recorded two demos, "We Need Therapy" and "Product of Disgust," which attracted the attention of Vinyl Solution, a record label in London who would also go on to sign such acts as Bolt Thrower, Cancer and Fudge Tunnel. Before the band could record their debut however, Adams parted company with the group and formed a new outfit, which would go on to become Benediction. They brought in Steve Watson as his replacement and recorded their first full length, "Life Sucks... And Then You Die!" which was released in 1988. The album garnered attention from the thrash, punk and hardcore scenes and led them to tour with the likes of Electro Hippies and Doom amongst other prominent names.

After recording two more songs for Sounds magazine, the group was to experience another change in lineup as Jones and Watson decided to quit the band, with their places being taken by former Sacrilege members Frank Healy (also formerly of Napalm Death) and Andy Baker, with whom they recorded another demo entitled, "Tower of Spite." The demo was circulated amongst labels and impressed Roadrunner Records enough to offer the band a contract, which they happily accepted. To promote the new partnership, Roadrunner booked Cerebral Fix to open for another of their exciting young acts, Sepultura, in London, before the band's sophomore effort, also named, "Tower of Spite" was released in 1990 to fairly positive reviews. More...

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