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Metal News for October 22, 2013

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Pit Stories: Olympic Pit Throwing

Every week we check in with bands from across the globe to get their favorite stories from metal shows. This week Insomnium guitarist/vocalist Ville Friman shares the following story of kids in a pit going airborne courtesy of an Olympic hammer thrower:

When I was young, there really wasn’t a pit culture at Finnish live shows. However, mosh pits have become more popular among young people within the past few years - and we even get these once in a while. One thing you often notice from the stage is the size, age, and strength differences between different people. At one of our recent shows in Helsinki, a pit broke loose during “The Killjoy.” After awhile, you could see these small kids starting to fly around from the back of the audience. When I took a more careful look, I could see that Finnish Olympic hammer thrower, Olli-Pekka Karjalainen, had come to see our show and was taking part in the pit by pushing around these small teens. Even though everybody was enjoying the show and having fun, I was pretty glad to be on the safe side of the room.

Insomnium is currently working on the follow-up to "One For Sorrow" (reviewed here), with full details on the new album forthcoming. The band has already posted one single from the forthcoming opus.

Check out the new song "Ephemeral" below, and be sure to check back in again next Tuesday for more Pit Stories. More...

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Demencia Posts "Overload My Blood" Video

Chilean thrash metal band Demencia has released a music video for the track "Overload My Blood."

The track comes off the band's latest album "Religion Of Sin," released via Agressor Records and distributed in North America via Digmetalworld Records/MVD Entertainment Group. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Metal Religion
3. Murderous Of Weapon
4. Dementhrash
5. Holocaust
6. Maestros Del Infierno
7. Overload My Blood
8. Engendros
9. Mortal Sin More...

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Beauty In The Suffering Announces Single Release

Beauty in the Suffering, the newly launched electro-metal studio project from producer DieTrich Thrall (Marazene), will release the band's debut single, "The Crazies," on November 5th, 2013.

Two years in the making, "The Crazies" marks the first new material released by DieTrich since Marazene's 2011 cover of the Motley Crue track "Live Wire" and subsequent final single "Welcome to your Holiday."

After spending the majority of 2012 locked away in his personal studio writing, arranging, and programming 40+ songs, DieTrich emerged for several minutes to announce his new project only to dive back into a 15 hour marathon studio session with drummer Chris Emery of American Head Charge. Other announced studio special guests include Aaron "Monty" Montgomery (Trapt), Angel Bartolotta (Dope, Team Cybergeist), Chris Telkes (Nocturne, The Razorblade Dolls), And Provo Provenzano (Skinlab, Rikets).

Provo has also been the engineering force behind the project. Said Provo: "Beauty in the Suffering is one of the most exciting projects I've worked on lately. DieTrich is insanely precise in the studio and has a great vision for where his songs need to be and the diy ability and attitude to get it done right. DieTrich has also brought in some amazing studio musicians to help round out a unique and catchy collection of gritty and electronic based tunes. I can't wait to get these songs out for the world to hear!" More...

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Sky Came Burning Posts New Music Video

Up and coming Baltimore, MD metalcore outfit Sky Came Burning has released a music video for "Remora." The video was directed by Drewsif Stalin and can be viewed below.

"Remora" is cut from the band’s upcoming EP "Vertigo," set for release early next year. The track and video depict a man who has found the love of his life, only to have her cheat on him. He dreams about killing her and having her come back to life as a better person. When he wakes up, she has left him.

To stick with the DIY approach, the band called on real friends and band members to join the video as actors. “My girlfriend was a good sport about pretending to be our guitarist Jeff’s girlfriend,” chuckles Drummer Randall James. “Although we originally planned on using actors, in the end we decided to take matters into our own hands and put our personal stamp on it. All in all, the video came out better than we could have ever imagined.”

Randall continues, “Working with director Drewsif Stalin was great, and he was a great sport about us tearing his house/yard apart. He has great vision and direction and we're looking forward to working more with him in the future. We hope our fans are as excited to see the concept of one of our songs take shape in this video.” More...

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Skeletonwitch Posts Full New Album Online

Ohio's Skeletonwitch celebrates ten solid years of blackened thrash metal with latest full-length, "Serpents Unleashed." You can now unleash the serpents via a full album stream at Pitchfork.com here.

"Serpents Unleashed" was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou (Trap Them, High On Fire, Converge).

The album features artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak) and will be released in North America across all platforms (CD/MP3/LP/cassette) next Tuesday, October 29th via Prosthetic Records.

You can also see Skeletonwitch live on these dates: More...

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Toxic Holocaust Streaming Full New Album

With its release now just one week away, Portland metal/punk assassins Toxic Holocaust spew forth the furious "Chemistry Of Consciousness" full-length in its entirety. Check out the full album through the playlist available below, or over at the band's Relapse Records page here.

The album was recorded by the band, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Toxic Holocaust will be road-bound next month on the first tour in support of "Chemistry Of Consciousness." Set to embark November 16th in Trenton, New Jersey, the 15-date expedition will find the band spreading contagion through much of the Northeast, coming to a close December 1st in Island Park, New York. The band will be joined by Ramming Speed and In Defence. More...

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Van Canto Names New Album

German a Capella metal act Van Canto announced that the upcoming fifth studio LP will be entitled "Dawn of the Brave" and will be issued via Napalm Records. No release date has been announced, but expect it prior to the band's upcoming tour in February with Winterstorm.

"Dawn of the Brave" was recorded in Wisseloord Studios and was mixed by Ronald Prent (Manowar, Rammstein, Within Temptation) and will feature 12 tracks. The announcement reads:

"'Dawn of the Brave' is our fifth studio album and it was important for us to go a little bit further than before. From the drum sound of Charlie Bauerfeind through to the choir recordings with over 200 VAN CANTO fans up to the mixing of Ronald Prent, who made the whole thing shine, as we always wanted to. The album will be bigger, fatter and more powerful-voiced than ever. We are thrilled to look forward to the release of the album and to play the songs live on tour. Rakkatakka Motherfuckers!" More...

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Born Of Osiris Releases New Music Video

Born of Osiris has released another music video off the band's latest album "Tomorrow We Die Alive."

Check out "Divergency" in the player below, or you can also watch the band's previously posted music video for "Machine" at this location.

The band is out on tour now with Periphery, Dead Letter Circus, and Twelve Foot Ninja. Dates are available after the jump.

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Ingested To Release New EP

U.K. slam crew Ingested will release new EP, "Revered By No One, Feared By All," on December 16th via Siege of Amida/Century Media Records.

The EP was recorded by producer Stu Mckay and mixed & mastered by Christian Donaldson. The track listing is as follows:

1. Titanomachy
2. Regicide
3. Uncrowned
4. Endgame

Ingested will be streaming "Endgame" today via Livestream here (you must sign up for an account and click "Follow" to hear the song). More...

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Black Star Riders Gearing Up For Tour

There are only a handful of days left till the Black Star Riders European tour kicks off. Watch the band's new trailer for the trek, including a message from Ricky Warwick, in the player below. Dates for the tour can be found after the jump.

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Defect Designer Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Defect Designer - originally from Russia and now based in Norway - has launched a crowd funding campaign in support of an upcoming album. You can find full details on the campaign and available perks to backers right here, and Defect Designer also comments:

"The band has one full-length album 'Wax' and we have made a long way to record it getting to Hertz Studio, Poland (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) from the very heart of Siberia (oh, it was a long way).

"In 2012 the mainman/songwriter relocated to Oslo, Norway and reestablished the music act. Now as a lot of time has passed, we need your support to do the second release so it makes some major noise!

"The music is composed, the studio is booked, but to be sure and to finish the deal we need your support to reach supreme quality in production!" More...

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Bullet Announces New Tour Dates

After the first edition of the Full Pull Tour last year alongside Screamer and ’77, Swedish rock and roll act Bullet is ready to return to the road.

To conclude the year, Bullet has new shows scheduled, including three dates in support of legendary German metal Institution Accept in mid-December. Kicking off 2014, Bullet will embark on a journey together with yet another German metal legend – Primal Fear.

Commented bassist Adam Hector: “It's getting cold in Sweden and we are really happy to go on tour down south through Europe with our brothers in metal, Primal Fear We will try out some songs not yet played live from 'Full Pull' and also pick out a few golden oldies. We are looking forward to see you all and drink thousands of beer. Full pull!“

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Kataklysm Posts Final Track-By-Track Video

Monntreal based death metal powerhouse Kataklysm offers up another foretaste of new studio album “Waiting For The End To Come” today.

Check out the band's latest track-by-track breakdown video below, which features band mastermind Maurizio Iacono discussing tracks 9 - 12. You can also watch the previous entry in the video series at this location.

"Waiting for the End to Come" is due out October 25th (EU), October 28th (UK), and October 29th, 2013 (NA) via Nuclear Blast.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fire
2. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
3. Like Animals
4. Kill The Elite
5. Under Lawless Skies
6. Dead & Buried
7. The Darkest Days of Slumber
8. Real Blood - Real Scars
9. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate (watch the music video here)
12. The American Way (Sacred Reich Cover) More...

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Lyfthrasyr Announces New Album Release

German Black Metal band Lyfthrasyr will release new album "The Engineered Flesh" on November 29th, 2013 via Alive distribution.

"The Engineered Flesh" contains 8 new explosive tracks of postmodern, electronically infiltrated black metal and is the first studio album with precision machine Nefastus (ex-Belphegor) on drums. Check out the new song "Evolution" below.

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Tongeren Metal Fest To Take Place In April

The organizers of the Tongeren metal fest have issued the following announcement about kicking off in April of 2014:

"With much pride and without further ado we would like to present you to Tongeren Metal Fest, Belgium's newest metal festival set to take place Saturday 12th of April 2014 at de VELINX in Tongeren.

"This festival is the follow-up to De Velinx's annual metal festival 'Metaal Paaskabaal' which featured artists like Hail Of Bullets, Ostrogoth, Gama Bomb, Paul Di'Anno and many others. The Tongeren Metal Festival artwork, created by Dries Gaerdelen, was inspired by the tale of Ambiorix and highlights the festival's macabre mascot.

"The first bands will be announced soon. In the meantime, don't forget to like us on Facebook and keep an eye on our official website!" More...

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Megadeth To Play Bloodstock

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have issued the following statement about Megadeth appearing on the bill:

"We are thrilled to announce that Megadeth is confirmed to headline the Sunday night slot at Bloodstock 2014.

"This will be the thrash icons’ first appearance at Bloodstock. In a career nearing 30 years and counting, Megadeth has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning five consecutive platinum albums in the US and numerous accolades along the way, including 11 Grammy nominations.

"The band’s latest studio album released in June, ‘Super Collider,’ reunites firebrand frontman Dave Mustaine once again with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Shawn Drover. The release debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the UK album chart and notched up Top 40 album chart debuts in a further 22 countries worldwide."

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine comments: “2014 is the 20th Anniversary for ‘Youthanasia’, and we are celebrating that by headlining the Bloodstock Festival in the glorious UK. Every year Megadeth and our UK fans get closer and celebrate another year of metal greatness together. This is the beginning of 2014...the best is yet to come."

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Marius Danielsen Posts First Clip Of Solo Project

Norwegian guitarist/composer Marius Danielsen (Darkest Sins) posted a demo clip of the new track "Raise Your Shields." The song will appear on the upcoming solo project "The Legend of Valley Doom, Pt. I." The clip features Iron Mask vocalist Mark Boals (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen).

The album is targeted for a late 2014 release date and also features guest appearances from vocalists Elisa Martin (Ex-Dark Moor/Ex-Fairyland), George Tsalikas (Zandelle) and Arthur Almeida (Attick Demons). Danielsen launched a pledge drive for the album. Information can be found at this location.

Check out the demo clip here: More...

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Broken Hope Releases New Music Video

Broken Hope is proud to bring you the brand new, gore-tastically horrific music video for "The Flesh Mechanic." Check out the video below.

"The Flesh Mechanic" was directed by Corey Soria (Danzig, Hollywood Undead, etc.) and features gore-laden traditional horror FX by Jamie Grove, who handles make up and creature effects for major motion pictures. Jamie Grove began his career at age 13 and has been working in his craft for 15 years. Jamie's resume includes his work on such films as The Devil's Rejects, Halloween, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Hostel 2, and his current work can be seen in the new Robocop.

"The Flesh Mechanic" also features Dino Cazares of Fear Factory as a special guest actor. Cazares says, “It was a honor to be a part of the Broken Hope video. I had a great time getting bludgeoned in the head with a severed arm then getting my face sliced off with a dull knife.”

Broken Hope's Jeremy Wagner adds, “I'm so excited and happy about ‘The Flesh Mechanic’ video! This is only the 2nd music video we've ever done (the first was ‘Into The Necrosphere’ in 1995), and it truly captures the horror and brutality of the storyline and the music. It was a pleasure working with my friend, Corey Soria. Corey is a brilliant director and he has the best video and camera crew. Moreover, Corey has a genuine passion for horror and death metal, so this collaboration couldn't have been more perfect. Even more amazing is the fact that FX-god--Jamie Grove--stepped in to do ALL the horror/gore FX, but he also stars as the actual 'Flesh Mechanic' character! Jamie Grove brought in a mountain of props, a stellar FX crew, and his evil acting skills to ‘The Flesh Mechanic’ video set, and made our music video look like a million-dollar horror movie! Death metal videos are severely lacking in conveying any real 'horror' element...I think Broken Hope changed that with this video. Traditional horror FX trumps CGI every time. ENJOY this video!” More...

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Iron Dogs Reveals "Free And Wild" Album

Iron Bonehead Productions has revealed December 2nd as the international release date for the second LP from Iron Dogs, titled "Free and Wild." The track listing and artwork are available below, and the following press release was also issued:

"An iron-studded statement of intent, Free and Wild follows on from last year's cult Cold Bitch debut, also released on vinyl by Iron Bonehead. Here, these Canadian true metal warriors perfect their self-proclaimed 'Total Stratocaster Metal played loud, fast, and raw!' as if nothing happened in heavy metal past 1983.

"In fact, the entirety of Free and Wild could have come at that point when NWOBHM was reaching its apex, hard rock was getting harder, and speed metal was in its very infancy. Any number of the band's stated influences - from Angel Witch to Medieval, from Cirith Ungol to English Dogs, from Heavy Load to Omen - paints a picture of the power contained with Free and Wild, but its Iron Dogs' steadfast commitment to reckless abandon coupled with time-honored metal songcraft that will truly liberate even the most stubborn soul!"

1. Firebird
2. Kingdom of Steel
3. Free and Wild
4. Adversity
5. Evil in the Keep
6. Cannibal Death Cult
7. Storm Warning
8. Island of the Dead More...

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Inquisition Streaming Full New Album

Black metal powerhouse Inquisition is currently streaming the band's new album, "Obscure Verses for the Multiverse." Check it out in the player below or at the Inquisition Bandcamp page.

The American/Colombian's duo’s new full length is scheduled for a release on Oct. 29 (Oct. 25 worldwide). "Obscure Verses for the Multiverse" was produced by Alfonso Pinzon and recorded and mixed by Arthur Rizk at AM Recording Studios.

The album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum, while the cover art, titled "A Collision of the Multiverse," was painted by Paolo "Madman" Girardi. More...

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Trve Brewing Company Announces Absu Ale

Denver, Colorado's Trve Brewing Company is proud to announce details on the first out of four ales, titled Eastern Candle, which is dedicated to the mythological occult metal act Absu.

In honor of "The Sun Of Tiphareth" album, Trve has created Eastern Candle - a pale wheat beer fermented with brettanomyces in white wine barrels. The ale is a fine equilibrium of wheat and white wine with a slight, fruit-like yeast character. (Fittingly named after the song "Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle"). The three forthcoming beers to be unleashed are as follows:

Tiphareth - Red Ale: This will be a soured beer with a mild strain of brettanomyces fermented in red wine barrels. This fusion will have a nice malty, tart, yet dry balance including red wine adding a background complexity.

Manannán - Brown Ale: The Manannán batch will feature rye in the grain bill, as it will be soured and fermented with a shrouded strain of brettanomyces in whiskey barrels. This will be a more assertive brew with malt character and plenty of obscurity from the yeast while also showcasing the barrel flavors.

Winter Zephyr - Black Ale: A dark wheat and dark rye concoction giving the beer its cryptic color. This ale will highlight a fair amount of oats to retain vast body after the brettanomyces have alchemically fermented in wine barrels. More...

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Deivos Signs With Selfmadegod Records

Polish death metal band Deivos has signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records for the upcoming release of a fourth full-length.

The band is currently hard at work writing new material to be recorded early in the new year at Zed Studio (Black River, Rootwater, Frontside), with the album tentatively slated for release in mid-2014. The following press release was issued about Deivos:

"Boasting a technical and cruel style of death metal inspired by some of the best bands of this genre including Morbid Angel, Suffocation and Cryptopsy, Deivos originated in 1997, releasing their first demo, Praised By Generations, in 1999. In 2003, they released the Hostile Blood MCD through Butchery Music, the EP enthusiastically accepted by the underground death community.

"In 2004, the band started to write new material for their first record which was ultimately recorded in January and February 2006 at the famous Hertz Studio (Decapitated, Vader). The record, entitled Emanation From Below, was released in Poland by Empire Records in November 2006. Thanks to Metal Mind Production, in January 2008 the record was subsequently released in Europe and then in the US in 2008.

"At the end of 2008 the band once again entered Hertz studio to record their second album Gospel Of Maggots, the album gaining the attention of American label Unique Leader Records who released it in February 2010. Following lineup changes, the band revisited Hertz Studio in February 2011 to record their third full-length effort, Demiurge of the Void, which was also released by Unique Leader in September 2011."

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Triptykon Announces New Album

Triptykon is the occult/avant-garde metal band formed by Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer Tom Gabriel Warrior.

Warrior is proud to announce the group's second album, "Melana Chasmata," is now set to be released on April 15th in North America. The album's release is a collaboration between the group's own label, Prowling Death Records Ltd., and Century Media Records.

This is the same label partnership already responsible for Celtic Frost's final album, "Monotheist" (2006), Hellhammer's "Demon Entrails" demo compendium (2008), and Triptykon's debut album, "Eparistera Daimones" and "Shatter" EP (2010).

"Melana Chasmata" is evolving to be a vastly varied and strikingly dark and heavy album. The album's title may be translated, approximately, as "black, deep depressions/valleys." More...

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Drudkh Announces Split With Winterfylleth

On January 17th (January 21st in North America), Season of Mist will release a vinyl split EP by Drudkh and Winterfylleth, entitled "Thousands of Moons Ago / The Gates."

The four-track release will include cover songs recorded by both bands, paying tribute to their early influences. Season of Mist comments:

"The split brings together two of Europe's leading black metal bands for the first time on one LP and represents two genre challenging bands drawing on their own influences and re-imagining songs that are important to them.

"Ukrainian poets Drudkh continue to pay homage to old, talented, but forgotten Slavic bands after 2010’s ‘Slavonic Chronicles,’ their previous cover EP.

"Those of you who don’t own a record player will still be able to listen to those songs, since the EP will also be released digitally. As for the CD format, a new compilation will also hit the stores on January 17th/21st.

"Entitled ‘Eastern Frontier in Flames’, it will include all Drudkh’s tracks from ‘Thousands of Moons Ago,' as well as the ‘Anti-Urban’ and ‘Slavonic Chronicles’ EPs, which have never been available separately on CD so far."

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Pestilence Streaming New Track "Necro Morph"

Dutch death metal merchants Pestilence released a lyric video for the new track "Necro Morph." The song is from the upcoming new LP "Obsideo," which was just release via Candlelight Records yesterday in the U.S. and which will drop November 11th in the U.K.

Check out "Necro Morph" here:

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Mourners Lament Parts Ways With Drummer

Chilean act Mourners Lament has posted the following brief statement online about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"We want to announce that Rodrigo Benavides is no longer a part of Mourners Lament. Rodrigo has decided to leave the band, due to personal reasons. Rorro: We wish you the very best and every success in your future endeavours… we would like to thank you once again for all.

"In the meantime, We're looking for a great drummer for our band and writing for our new album, (the new songs are sounding better than anything we've done to date).

"We are aiming for a summer 2014 release… thanks you again to our friends and fans for all patience and support! More details coming soon." More...

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Hollow Haze Releases New Music Video

Italian metal act Hollow Haze posted a new music video for the track "No Rest for the Angels." The song appears on the latest release "Countdown for Revenge," which is available now from Scarlet Records (see review here). The album is the first to feature new vocalist Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire/Vision Divine). The video is the second for the release, check out "We Must Believe" over here.

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Protest The Hero Bassist To Sit Out Tour

Protest The Hero, which recently posted the full "Volition" album online, has now announced that Arif Mirabdolbaghi will not be touring with the band. Arif comments:

"Riff here. It's with a heavy heart that I'm writing to say I won't be joining PTH on the upcoming North American tour. As you can readily imagine, this is the most challenging decision I've ever made as a part of this wonderful band and I have not done so lightly.

"Over the past several years, I've been working closely with some very talented performers in creating a stage adaptation of a Dostoevsky story entitled The Double. We debuted February 2012 to enthusiastic audiences which, through good fortune and hard work, has led to a new staging of the show at a different theatre as part of their official season. These dates were originally tailored to work around the PTH schedule but (as all of you musicians undoubtedly know) creating an album is a series of missed deadlines and inevitably takes longer than expected. The results left us with two options: wait two months with a finished album for my play to be over, or release the music we're so proud of and bring the show to you as soon as possible. The band, as they say, played on. More...

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Enduring Revery Makes Deluxe Album Free

Solo experimental metal band Enduring Revery has made the recently released deluxe edition of "Earth Floods Red" (reviewed here) available as a "pay what you want" download, including free, via bandcamp. The deluxe edition contains the original four tracks from the "Earth Floods Red" EP, plus instrumental versions of each of those songs.

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Skull Fist To Release New Album

Skull Fist's Jackie Slaughter has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"It's what you've always been waiting for! It has new songs. And a different cover. It was recorded at a different studio. It has new guitar solos, and new rhythms. And new bass parts. And new drums. And new lyrics, and different girlish screams. And strange new dead cat vocals."

What the illustruous frontman is trying to say is that Skull Fist didn't bother with experiments, but instead opted once more to deliver timeless heavy metal perfect for every headbanger's party. The band recorded at the Vespa Studios in Toronto, with Slaughter stating: "It's actually owned by the bro who sang in Harem Scarem back in the early 90s! Totally right on. Harry Hess is his name. The album was mixed and mastered by Eric Ratz. We're doing the vocals at Lenz Studios with the same guy that did the last album actually, Dan Tsourounis."

The Canadian jokster explains the near 3-year break in between "Head of the Pack" and "Chasing the Dream" as follows: “Money doesn't grow on trees apparently. We didn't have enough moula when we originally planned to record, so we pushed it back 2 months and then one month later I selfishly decided to break my neck skateboarding which put us out for another 2 months.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Hour To Live
2. Bad For Good
3. Chasing The Dream
4. Call Of The Wild
5. Sign Of The Warrior
6. You´re Gonna Pay
7. Don´t Stop The Fight
8. Shred´s Not Dead
9. Mean Street Rider

The album will be released on the following dates via NoiseArt Records and will be available as a CD, gatefold vinyl, and digital download:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland: January 10
Spain/Sweden/Norway: January 15
Rest of Europe: January 13
North America: January 14 More...

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Exhumed Adds More Tour Dates

West Coast roadhounds Exhumed are currently spreading their gory assault throughout North America on tour with label mates Dying Fetus.

Today Exhumed announces another stretch of live assaults with hardcore thrashbangers, Iron Reagan.

The havoc will commence December 8th in Las Vegas followed by the systematic demolition of Oakland, San Diego, Anaheim, Tempe and Denver.

See confirmed dates below. Exhumed is currently taking over the nation in support of the "Necrocracy" full-length. More...

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Cemetery Lust Signs With Hells Headbangers

Hells Headbangers has announced the signing of Portland, Oregon's Cemetery Lust. The first fruits of evil will be the band's second album, entitled "Orgies of Abomination," which Cemetery Lust is currently recording in the studio.

Its projected release date will be early 2014. Then, Hells Headbangers will reissue Cemetery Lust's debut album, "Screams of the Violated," later on next year. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Formed in 2009 after sitting around cranking The Mentors and slammin' booze all damn night, five sick cunts decided to form Cemetery Lust to devastate all the wimpy 'retro' thrash! Since that time, Cemetery Lust have been perving out on audiences live throughout the American Northwest, refusing to cease their disgusting death/thrash assault. Blasting drums, hellfukkin' guitar, and beerpounding kunt-bass are the groundwork underneath some of the most twisted lyrics about rape, necrophilia, Satan, disgusting sex acts, hell, grave desecration, and you guessed it...BOOZE."

A band statement simply reads: "Cemetery Lust are extremely excited and proud to raise the fukkin' banner of evil and sign with one of today's strongest forces in heavy metal - Hells Headbangers! Only gruesome death and liver failure will follow..."

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So Hideous Streaming Full New Album

With So Hideous' debut full-length, "Last Poem/First Light," seeing its official release today, MetalSucks is now presenting a stream of the entire album. Check it out in the player below.

Reports MetalSucks: "Last Poem/First Light may be the first album ever released to unite fans of Buried Inside and Celeste. 'Epic' and 'raw' are both terms which get thrown around the describe metal bands all the time, but in the case of So Hideous, they really are the most fitting descriptors. Few bands can sound so furious and so morose at the same time."

Produced by Dean Baltulonis (Agnostic Front, Lucero), "Last Poem/First Light" features an actual orchestra and choir, recorded live in the studio, adding to the staggering depth of the sound. More...

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Accursed Spawn Recruits New Bassist

Ottawa, ON-based violent death metal act Accursed Spawn has announced a recent lineup change via the group's Facebook page:

"We promised tons of news over the next little while, so here's one that a few of you already knew, and a few realized at our last show. The one and only Mr. Birch (...From the Deep) is currently holding down the bass lines for us!”

The band adds well wishes to former bassist Andre Lahoud, who is currently playing with progressive death metal outfit Antlion. In addition to the lineup change, Accursed Spawn has announced the band will provide support to Gorguts and Origin on their upcoming December 18th stop in Ottawa.

For more information on Accursed Spawn, visit the band's Facebook profile.

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Mindpath Releases New Album

Chilean band Mindpath has released new album "From Where the Highest Mountain Came" via Digmetalworld Records in North America.

The album can be heard below or downloaded entirely for free at this location. The artwork was created by Benjamín Herrera and the track listing is as follows:

1. Aether XI - Out of the Deepest
2. Cimientos
3. Aether XII - Respite Between Waves
4. Progress
5. Aether XIII - Refracted Sunlight
6. Rising
7. Aether XIV - Come to its Height
8. Neverending
9. Aether XV - Inscribed Stones More...

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