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Metal News for October 25, 2012

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37 news articles posted on this day.

Dehumanized Streaming Promo Clip

New York vets Dehumanized have set November 27th as the release date for their long-awaited return to action, "Controlled Elite." After reforming last year, Dehumanized inked a multi-album contract with Comatose Music and have since been bulldozing their way back onto the U.S. death metal scene. A promo video for the track "Bloodties" from the album is streaming below.


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Interview

Interview With Oderus Urungus Of GWAR

Who isn't aware of the blood and guts spewing shock rockers GWAR? Their legendary concerts filled with gore that ends up soaking the surging audience have been thrilling fans for nearly thirty years now. Even the tragic experience of the death of the guitarist Flattus Maximus did not stop the monsters of GWAR from the road. GWAR has recently added a relative of Flattus to the fold for this tour. I had a chance to speak to singer Oderus Urungus about their new guitarist, Halloween, and political aspirations. A transcription follows the video. More...

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Ferocity Signs With Deepsend Records

Danish death metal band Ferocity has signed a record deal with Deepsend Records in association with Carsten Brogaard/Revolution-Music. In the coming months Ferocity will commence recording a new full length album, which will be released in 2013. The band also commented:

"Today we are more than happy to officially announce, that Ferocity sign record deal with American Deepsend Records!

"The process of searching labels has been in association with Carsten Brogaard/Revolution-Music, who receives our thanks. Deepsend Records has released a lot of other great Danish death metal acts such as Dawn Of Demise, The Cleansing, Spectral Mortuary and (soon to be released) Corpus Mortale - and also interesting international acts such as Ulcerate.

"This news is of course very exciting for us, and we will in the following months commence recording our next full length record, which will be released in 2013. Thus our EP, which has been mentioned a few times the last months, will not be published at this point, but the tracks will be part of the new full length record. Stay tuned for forthcoming news!"

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Threat Signal To Miss Tonight's Show

Threat Signal has issued the following brief statement online about missing tonight's Kelowna tour date:

"Unfortunately we won't be able to make it to our show tonight in Kelowna, BC due to border issues. Hopefully we'll be able to make it back there for you guys sometime soon!"

Threat Signal will also be joining Scar Symmetry on a North American tour in November/December, with dates to be announced soon. More...

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Speaking To Stones Posts New Album Teaser

After the release of Speaking to Stones’ 2006 self-titled debut, guitarist Tony Vinci began work on a more progressive project that called for a new group of musicians. Speaking to Stones’ current line-up includes Andy Engberg (Section A) on vocals, Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Slavior) on drums, Greg Putnam (Jam Pain Society) on bass and stick, and Anthony Brown (Graphite Symphony) on keyboards.

Between 2009 and 2012, this cast of international performers collaborated on the five thematically-linked tracks that make up the band’s upcoming November 16th, 2012 release: "Elements." According to a press release, the result is a "musical narrative that builds on groove metal roots and develops into a soundscape of symphonic complexity and technically prodigious performances."

A sampler featuring music from the album can be heard below. Lion Music also comments: More...

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Killing Joke Streaming New Song Online

Today Decibel Magazine brings you the song “In Cythera,” from Killing Joke’s upcoming "MMXII" full-length. The album is set for North American release next Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 through Spinefarm Records. Check out the song right here. The following press release was also issued:

"The songs – 11 in total --are great washes of sound; a death disco with mammoth slabs of guitar that soundtracks our dangerous times. It’s an end-of-time album that somehow finds moments of optimism in the downward swirl of the planet. Finding hope in the apocalypse, this album just could be Killing Joke’s magnum opus.

"At a time when the news is on fast-forward and the planet seems to be descending into lunacy, who better than Killing Joke to reflect such a sentiment? When their original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Big Paul reconvened in 2008 after working together intermittently, that strange voodoo once again filled the room. Individually, they have a power, but together they have something sulphurous and strong that few bands can match. Killing Joke are not an average band with an average agenda; they lock the door and let the ritual commence, and MMXII is the result." More...

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Sonic Pulse Releases New Music Video

With Halloween nearing in just a week, what better timing for the boys of Boston’s Sonic Pulse, (the beer-fueled, power thrashing super group featuring members of Razormaze, Skull Hammer, Ravage and Vindicator) to unleash their new music video for "Bong Zombies?" The directorial debut by vocalist Dan Hammer can be viewed below. Dan commets:

“Directing the video was actually one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. There’s nothing more fun than trying to keep 10 metalheads, most of who have likely have some form of ADD, on task and trying to keep track of the shots that need to be taken at the same time. The graveyard scenes were filmed secret-agent style by sneaking into a graveyard with 40lbs of dry ice along with a fake bong and lighting equipment at night, with the rest being filmed at or around my house and in an abandoned room in a warehouse. You've gotta use guerrilla tactics if you want to save money on production lol!"

The video is in support of Sonic Pulse's new album "Lager Than Life," which is now available digitally and on CD through bandcamp, and will soon be released as a limited edition vinyl with only 500 copies via a soon to be named label. More...

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Blessthefall Releases "40 Days" Video

Blessthefall has released a new music video for the single "40 Days," which can be viewed below. The new video offers the band's take on a zombie film, featuring lead singer Beau Bokan returning from his grave.

"After waiting around for several months for the new season of The Walking Dead to start back up we decided to take matters into our own hands and make our very own zombie flick, with a Blessthefall twist" explains Beau Bokan. "As many of our fans know we don't take ourselves too seriously, so we of course added a proper dose of BTF comedic value. The video was a blast to film and we even added a very special female guest zombie at the end. Hope you love this music video as much as we do and remember...you don't always live just once."

To follow a summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the Phoenix, AZ quintet is currently overseas on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns, and has recently announced a North American headline tour, including support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay. Dates are available below. More...

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Apparitions Signs With Indianola Records

Indianola Records is excited to announce the singing of post-hardcore outfit Apparitions, which was formerly named This Twilight City. On the signing, Apparition's Brandon Spearman had this to say: “We are very excited to be a part of such an amazing label that has had some very historical and meaningful releases throughout the years.”

Apparitions is also pleased to announce that debut album "Kiss Me Sleeping" will be released on February 26th, 2013. "Kiss Me Sleeping" was produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Alesana) at his studio in North Carolina. Vocalist Alex Lee commented on this process by saying, “Working with Jamie King isn't something I would've predicted happening. If you told me 2 years ago I wouldn’t have believed it. Some very monumental albums of my upbringing were produced by him. I feel very honored to be recording with Jamie.”

Alex then briefly describes the album by stating, “Kiss Me Sleeping was an original idea for a band name before we agreed on Apparitions. It stands for times in my life I was at my absolute darkest. Like the real me was gone or sleeping rather. All the while there was always someone there who loved me unconditionally. The lyrics on the album are a definite 180 from the This Twilight City love songs. We are more aggressive, and that raw crazy sound needed some deeper lyrics from the darkest parts of me. It touches on my alcoholism, sexual appetite, my ‘Forget it moments’, and just things of that sort.”

Brandon commented deeper on the band's new sound, “We like to describe it as pop-metal, but in all honesty it is a bit deeper than that. We do have some metal and pop tendencies, but we also bring a bit of experimental, progressive and electronic styles to the table as well. With the different styles of music we have mixed in that makes our sound, we would be able to fit in with groups like Chiodos, Coheed And Cambria, and Circa Survive.”

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After Oblivion Premieres "Hatred Profound"

"Stamina," the debut album from Bosnia and Herzegovina based old school technical death/thrash metal band After Oblivion, will be released on November 9th through Metal On Metal Records.

After Oblivion's music is described by the label as "an homage to '90s period Death, as the band deliberately embraces Chuck Schuldiner’s legacy, however it also bears a personal stamp thanks to the passion and talent of these young musicians. 'Stamina' is not just a display of technical virtuosity, but it's full of emotion, atmospheric and intense."

Two songs off "Stamina" have been made available for streaming via bandcamp, and Metalunderground.com is now very proud to exclusively premiere a third track. Give "Hatred Profound" a listen in the player below (you may need to wait a few seconds after pressing "play" for the track to load), and then check out the other songs "Breeding Perdition" and "The Carnal Form" through bandcamp here.

The complete track listing for "Stamina" is as follows:

1. Deliverance
2. For The Rebels
3. Vultures
4. Breeding Perdition
5. The Carnal Form
6. Septic Mind
7. Ascent Of Misery
8. Stamina
9. Hatred Profound

The album's cover art was created by After Oblivion guitarist/vocalist Adnan Hatic. The CD can be pre-ordered with a discount from the Metal On Metal Records website here until November 6th, while the digital download can be ordered at the previously linked bandcamp page. A teaser trailer and the artwork are available below. More...

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Rise A Thousand Streaming "Sunset" Album

"Emocore" act Rise a Thousand has posted the new album "Sunset" online for streaming, which the band describes as "sexy metal tracks that even makes your mom smile! With tight breakdowns, Sharp riffs and catchy singalongs." Listen to the album in the player below or over at bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hellen Keller 04:19
2. Keeley Hazell 03:21
3. Kush 03:43
4. End of ’95 04:15
5. Nepal 04:39
6. Infinity 00:43
7. Sunset 05:48 More...

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Venomous Maximus Streaming Full New Album

Texas occult metal band Venomous Maximus will release its new album "Beg Upon the Light" on October 30th via Occulture Records. The award winning group recorded at Origin Sound in Houston with a head space described as "somewhere between a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den."

Beginning today, Decibel gives metal fans a full dose of Venomouis Maximus' onslaught, streaming "Beg Upon the Light" in full, including track by track commentary from the band. Check out the full album stream right here.

The "Beg Upon the Light" cover art was designed by artist Dann Miller and builds on the band's ever-evolving thematic that involves, among other things, magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception and astrology. More...

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Ctulu Announces Lineup Change, Pushes Back Album

German Lovecraftian metallers Ctulu have just launched a brand new website, and the band has also announced that third full-length album "Seelenspiegelsplitter" is being postponed to April of 2013.

However, Ctulu will present new tracks from the upcoming album during an appearance at the third edition of the War Over Kiel festival, headlined by Swedish death metal legends Grave on November 10th.

In other news, Ctulu has undergone a line-up change with the departure of drummer Martin Hefurth. A temporary replacement for the War Over Kiel performance has been found in the shape of ex-Ctulu drummer Jan Westermann. The current Ctulu line-up is:

Mathias Junge – Guitars / Vocals
Arne Uekert – Guitars / Vocals
Lasse Bodenstein – Bass

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Author & Punisher Announces East Coast Shows

In support of the "Ursus Americanus" release through Seventh Rule Recordings, Author & Punisher will make three very special appearances for the project's sole East Coast trip of 2012. The shows are as follows:

10/31 Brooklyn, NY@ The Acheron
11/1 Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan University | Music House
11/3 Providence, RI @ Halloween Industrial Fest, Club Gallery More...

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Autumnblaze Reveals "Every Sun Is Fragile" Art

Germany's Autumnblaze recently tapped world-renowned introspect artist Travis Smith (Death, Nevermore, Katatonia, Strapping Young Lad, etc.) to work on the band's upcoming album "Every Sun Is Fragile."

The album artwork for "Every Sun Is Fragile" will feature two different formats: the normal Jewel Case CD version and a limited edition Slipcase CD version. The Slipcase CD edition will feature an alternate artwork gracing the cover and will be made available in limited quantities. More...

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Pentagram Seeking New Guitarist

Pentagram is currently auditioning new guitar players. As was previously announced, guitarist Victor Griffin is performing his farewell shows during the Oct/Nov European Relentless Tour. He'll be focusing on his solo career from this point on and the band and fans wish him all the best. The following press release was also issued:

"Victor will forever be an important part of the 'Ram Family.' Pentagram is now searching for the perfect player who can easily play the blazing, early blues-based, hard rock, proto-metal of the late Vincent McAllister as well as the doom metal mastery of the one and only Victor Griffin. Tone, chops, appearance, tour experience & availability (US and abroad so a passport is required), song writing skills, and sobriety are all important factors. The band will be writing/recording their follow up to the acclaimed Metal Blade release, Last Rites this coming December and January.

"Someone who is close to the Washington, DC area is preferred but exceptions will be made for the perfect player. For songs and video of the band, visit this location. Please submit a short bio, a photo, and audio or video of you playing. Pentagram song covers are preferred and the following songs are suggested:

"Wolf's Blood"
"All Your Sins"
"Treat Me Right"
"When the Screams Come"
"Forever My Queen"
"20 Buck Spin" More...

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Numbers Announces West Coast Tour

Numbers has issued the following announcement about upcoming west coast tour dates with Burning Twilight:

"Hey everyone! We'd love to announce our first ever tour down the west-coast called ALMOST A DISASTOUR with Burning Twilight! Share this flyer with your friends and we'd love to see each and everyone of you west-coasters who've supported us from afar as we come through your states!

"Be sure to book your live lessons with us on BANDHAPPY or via private message on each date! Also, our good friend Nick Ilic from Even the Trees will be filling in on guitar all the way from Toronto, Canada!

"P.S. some of the TBA dates are still being booked, please private message us if you'd like to help us out with those specific dates/areas (we're even open to an epic house show/party)!" More...

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Cradle Of Filth Discusses Touring Plans

Cradle of Filth's front man Dani Filth has posted a new video clip online discussing the band's touring plans, which can be viewed below.

The band is set to release new album "The Manticore and Other Horrors" (reviewed here) on October 29th (EU) via Peaceville Records and October 30th, 2012 (NA) via Nuclear Blast USA.

You can also watch the previously posted music video for "Frost On Her Pillow" at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Unveiling of O
2. The Abhorrent
3. For Your Vulgar Delectation
4. Illicitus
5. Manticore
6. Frost On Her Pillow
7. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
8. Pallid Reflection
9. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker
12. Death, The Great Adventure *Deluxe Edition Digipak
13. Sinfonia *Deluxe Edition Digipak More...

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Graveyard Posts "Endless Night" Music Video

Swedish rockers Graveyard have released a new music video for the track "Endless Night," taken off their third studio album "Lights Out." Watch the new video through Music Mix right here. (Update: the video is now available on YouTube and can be found below before the "Goliath" clip)

"Lights Out" is due for release on October 26th, 2012 (EU) and November 6th, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. You can also view the band's previously posted music video for the song "Goliath" in the player below. More...

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General Lee To Release New Album

French act General Lee has inked a worldwide deal with New Jersey-based Play The Assassin Records. The band’s new full-length, "Raiders Of The Evil Eye," will be released on November 15th, 2012. Check out opening song "The Witching Hour" in the player below. The following press release was also issued:

"Since their formation, the triple-guitar led General Lee have set out to create a tense musical climate; mixing heavy metallic riffing and icy, oppressive atmospheres with cathartic hardcore screaming. The band’s 2008 Hannibal Ad Portas debut is a culmination of early influences, namely Botch, Neurosis, The Chariot and assorted Belgian beers. A chaotic symphony of blackened intensity and bombastic euphoria, the record received critical praise from press and fans alike. General Lee would go on to share the road with the likes of Baroness, Helmet, This Will Destroy You, and Cult of Luna.

"Roads followed in 2010 and showcased a more controlled and mature band. General Lee's sound started to take a more individualistic shape that melded the genres of metal, hardcore and ethereal-like beauty. Roads was mastered by Tom Baker (Deftones, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Monster Magnet) at Precision Studios.

"November of 2012 will see the birth of the band’s third full-length, Raiders Of The Evil Eye. With their first two releases primarily finding audiences in France, the band has signed with Play The Assassin Records and will be exposed to their largest audience yet. Raiders Of The Evil Eye finds the band teetering on the edge of a molecular meltdown; further blurring the lines of the posts-metal/hardcore. A seven-song thirty-three-minute explosion of extremes, Raiders Of The Evil Eye is chaotic yet controlled; extreme yet blissful. Raiders Of The Evil Eye will be presented in a limited edition, six-panel digipak." More...

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Fear Factory Releases "The Industrialist" Video

Fear Factory has teamed up with Metal Injection to release a music video for the title track off the band's latest album "The Industrialist." Check out the video clip at Metal Injection or through the player below.

"The Industrialist" is the second album written by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Industrialist
2. Recharger
3. New Messiah
4. God Eater
5. Depraved Mind Murder
6. Virus of Faith
7. Difference Engine
8. Dissemble
9. Religion is Flawed Because Man is Flawed
10. Human Augmentation
11. Blush Response (Difference Engine) *
12. Landfill *
* (available on deluxe digi-book only) More...

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Six Feet Under Announces "Christmas In Hell" Tour

Six Feet Under has announced the "Christmas In Hell" tour for this coming December 15th - 21st, 2012. Chris Barnes adds, "We are proud to announce Christmas In Hell... 7 shows in 7 nights should bring Germany to their knees, we are planning a quick and painful death for you this December Germany... be there or we will hunt you down!"

Sa. 15.12. Bischofswerda (Ger) – East Club
Su. 16.12. Jena (Ger) – F Haus
Mo. 17.12. Aalen (Ger) – Rock it
Tu. 18.12. Darmstadt (Ger) – Steinbruch Theater
We. 19.12. Cham (Ger) – L.A.
Th. 20.12. Berlin (Ger) – K 17
Fr. 21.12. Essen (Ger) – Turock More...

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Elysion Fields Signs With Innerstrength Records

Innerstrength Records is pleased to announce the latest addition to its stable of artists: Chicago metal road warriors Elysion Fields, whose debut full-length album "New Beginnings" is slated for release on February 12th, 2013. The following press release was issued about the signing:

"As metal fans with an eye on the underground already know, Elysion Fields have spent the past few years pummeling the live scene as one of the genre’s worst-kept secrets, making their presence known on stages alongside marquee names like August Burns Red, MyChildren MyBride, We Came As Romans, Misery Index, and more. The band increased its profile by storming SXSW, where it played four showcases including the main stage at the heralded Full Metal Texas party. On a clear trajectory as a burgeoning metal powerhouse, Elysion Fields are taking the next logical step by launching a partnership with Innerstrength for the release of New Beginnings."

Vocalist Chris Fernandez comments, “We are very excited to be a part of the Innerstrength family. Since the beginning they have been very transparent about everything, and that is how business with a label should be done."

“Building a team around your band is an integral part to being successful,” adds guitarist and vocalist Josh Woods. “So many artists are quick to sign a contract with a label that doesn't even market their tours or promote their artists. Jason at Innerstrength was able to do just that while at the same time remaining open to what we want to do in regards to moving forward with both music creation and all business aspects.” More...

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Landmine Marathon Recruits New Vocalist

?Landmine Marathon is excited to welcome new vocalist, Krysta Martinez (Transient), and you can now check out the song "Dead Horses" featuring vocals from Martinez in the player below. The band also comments about the departure of former vocalist Grace Perry:

"This summer, Grace decided to leave the band to pursue non-musical endeavors. We are grateful for all of her contributions to Landmine Marathon and wish her nothing but future successes." More...

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Warnot Streaming Two New Songs

Warnot will release new album "His Blood is Yours" this coming November 6th via Nightmare Records and is available for pre-order right here.

Today the band is premiering two new songs exclusively on the Nightmare Records Website. Check out the tracks "Raptures of the Deep" and "The Crows Will Die" at this location. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Combining many sub-genres of music mainly from rock and metal Warnot is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy and progressive. His Blood is Yours the band's debut album is an epic adventure ride that rings fresh among hard rock and metal fans.

"Guitar player/composer and founding Warnot member Björn Eliasson picked up his axe in the eighties forming his first band in 1988. In the early nineties he joined Patrik Svärd (Cloudscape) forming a band dubbed Doctor Weird. In 2001 Cloudscape formed, releasing their highly acclaimed self titled debut in 2004, followed up by Crimson Skies (2006) and Global Drama (2008). More...

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Deiphago Embarking On First U.S. Tour

Filipino black/death warlords Deiphago will be embarking upon their first ever USA tour starting this Saturday, October 27th in Chicago. The following press release was issued about the trek:

"Riding high on the worldwide critical acclaim afforded their latest Satan Alpha Omega album - released by Hells Headbangers this past August - and considered by many to be THE most violent band around, Deiphago will be decimating 12 doomed cities across America this month and next, sharing the stage with such comrades as Nocturnal Fear, Manticore, Nuclearhammer, Prosanctus Inferi, and Ritual Combat. Below are the confirmed dates/venues, with details for each."

October 27 - Chicago, IL @ Cafe Lura w/ Nuclearhammer
November 2 - San Diego, CA @ Til-Two Club w/ Ritual Combat
November 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar w/ Ritual Combat
November 4 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ Ritual Combat
Novemer 9 - Columbus, OH @ Cara Bar w/ Manticore & Prosanctus Inferi
November 10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters/Stonefly/Uptowner w/ Manticore
November 11 - Detroit, MI @ Paycheck's Lounge w/ Manticore & Nocturnal Fear
November 12 - Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home w/ Manticore
November 14 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Pickwick Pub w/ Manticore
November 15 - Allston, MA @ O'Briens Pub w/ Manticore
November 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Manticore
November 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron w/ Manticore More...

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Otep Releasing Live Album

Otep Shamaya has rallied up the tribe and is ready to deliver the first live album of her career, entitled "Sounds Like Armageddon," out November 6th. The following press release was issued about the album:

"If you haven’t had a chance to see her in action now is your time to hear her roar. Sounds Like Armageddon hits hard with eleven gut wrenching tracks from four albums. Otep tears through classics like 'Battle Ready,' 'Blood Pigs,' 'Rise Rebel Resist,' and 'Fists Fall' and will have you banging your head in no time!

"The album also includes the fan favorite cover of Nirvana’s 'Breed' that has become a staple at the end of Otep’s live set. With her ravaging vocals and powerful messages Otep is a multi-dimensional; poet, illustrator, author and activist. Since 2000, she has continued hold her ground, fight for her beliefs and empower thousands of people worldwide."

Otep is also currently in the studio working on her sixth full-length studio album, due out in January 2013. The "Sounds Like Armageddon" track listing is as follows:

1. Battle Ready
2. Fillthee
3. Crooked Spoons
4. Blood Pigs
5. Confrontation
6. My confession
7. Rise Rebel Resist
8. T.R.I.C
9. Ghostflowers
10. Fists Fall
11. Breed More...

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Tardive Dyskinesia Reveals New Album Details

Three years after second full-length "The Sea of See Through Skins," Tardive Dyskinesia is readying newest effort "Static Apathy In Fast Forward" for a November 12th release. The band comments:

"Surpassing limitations and clichés, they rely on their strongest musical elements to develop their unique sound in new directions: their massive riffs and battering polyrhythms are swiftly shifting to atmospheric passages. With a strong emphasis on melody, musical tension and strong songwriting, Tardive Dyskinesia have undoubtedly created their best record to date."

The album's track listing is:

1. Empty Frames
2. The Chase Home
3. Smells Like Fraud
4. Time Turns Planets
5. Prehistoric Man
6. Indicator
7. Circling Around the Unknown
8. We, the Cancer
9. Failed Document
10. Limiting the Universe More...

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Interview

Getting Familiar With Odium

One evening in Montreal earlier this month, I dropped in at Piranha Bar, where local underground favorites Endast were kicking off their latest Canadian tour. Providing direct support was Ontario five-piece Odium, who’d won me over with a potent mix of intensity and melody, of modern and old school influences, on recent sophomore effort “Burning The Bridges To Nowhere.” Following the riveting set, I caught up with frontman Tom Emmans for a “man on the street” exchange. Here’s how it went: More...

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Infernal Seeking Drummer, Pushes Back Album

David Parland of Swedish act Infernal has checked in with the following announcement about seeking a new drummer and pushing back a new album release:

"Infernal is currently seeking a pro Death/Black/Thrash/Heavy metal drummer for immediate recordings. This for the up-coming full-length 'THE INFERNAL RETRIBUTION' which has been in the making for a long process of time, but is planned to be recorded sometime next year, with a release not too long after.

"What we seek is a drummer with high skills and of course with experiences from other bands, and preferably living in Stockholm or other part of Sweden, but others can always apply as well.

"Unfortunately, the long planned album has been delayed due to both some member problems and a few personal problems as well, but I've continued to write through all this time, and have most material ready finally. Since 2010, when we did the last EP 'THE INFERNAL RETURN,' when we split with longer time drummer Tomas Asklund (GORGOROTH, ex-DISSECTION). Not much hse happened officially, but the songs and the album have existed and now been in my mind for several years, and the time is now for us to start the recordings, despite how long it has taken to come this far.

"As fast as we have solved this seemingly everlasting drummer problem plaguing us, we are ready to go. As earlier said the music of Infernal today can be described as a mix between old Necrophobic ,(but with blast beats)/Dissection/Slayer and Morbid Angel. This compared to the old SATANIC HOLOCAUST METAL style of the first two CD'S, which almost solely consisted of ultra fast blast-beats and extreme satanic chantings through the whole songs.

"The sound of Infernal today is 'less' extreme, but still very brutal and absolutely 100 % Satanic Death/Black Metal. Drummers who are interested can send their application/mail to: (together with musicfiles with drumming and photo and some personal info) officialinfernal@gmail.com."

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On Pain Of Death Streaming Album

Northern Irish drone/sludge band On Pain Of Death is streaming its three-song album "Year Naught Doom" over on Handshake Inc. Records' bandcamp page. "Year Naught Doom" was actually recorded a year earlier, but just released as a free digital download, with vinyl treatment to come later in the year.

This album postcedes the EP "Rotting in the Tomb of Depravity," which the band released a few years back. On Pain Of Death has also appeared on a 2009 Blinddate Records compilation of cover songs, contributing "Troops of Doom" from Sepultura. Stream the whole album below, along with the official video that On Pain Of Death has put out for the song "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood."

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Bloodbound Posts "In The Name Of Metal" Video

Swedish power metal act Bloodbound posted a new music video for the title track of the forthcoming LP "In the Name of Metal." which is due for release on November 9, 2012 via AFM Records.

The track list for "In the Name of Metal" is as follows:

1. In the Name of Metal (streaming over here)
2. When Demons Collide
3. Bonebreaker
4. Metalheads Unite
5. Son of Babylon
6. Mr. Darkness
7. I'm Evil
8. Monstermind
9. King of Fallen Grace
10. Black Devil
11. Bounded by Blood
12. Book of the Dead (2012 Version)

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Songs From "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" Streaming

Boca Sucia webzine has announced the first group of bands/songs that will be included on the compilation album "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" which will be released as a free download via Digmetalworld/KulMusic Records. The first list of bands will contribute songs consisting of material that was previously recorded and has been licensed to this album. The full list of bands will be released on Nov 15th, and this second group of bands will contribute material that is currently been recorded especially for this album.

Bands contributing previously recorded material:

Pirosaint - "Somos Legion" (feat. Vastator y Raining) (2012)
Sinsilencio - "Alba" (2011)
Ultramortal - "Porque?" (2010)
Egregor - "Libera" (2011)
Reex - "Inzurreccion" (2010)
Akbal - "Entre Tus Manos" (2007)
UDK - "Rechazo" (Bonus) (2003)
Primate - "Aun Vives Tranquilo" (Bonus) (2001)

The rest of the bands that are going to be included on this album that are currently recording the brand new material follows, with the titles of the songs to be forthcoming in our news.

Ratzinger
Krudo
Grotesk
Primitivo
Radio Moscu
Rajavana

Check out the material that eight of the bands are contributing to "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" over at soundcloud, or below in the player.

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Beyond Threshold Releases Second Album

Goomba Music, home to heavy-hitters like Brand New Sin and Pro-Pain, has teamed with Turkey Vulture Records for the release of "Who We Are," the sophomore effort from Rockford, Illinois' Beyond Threshold. This album follows up 2010's "Revolution," and selections from it have been posted at reverbnation or below in the player. Below are a few live dates that Beyond Threshold has posted.

Beyond Threshold Live:

10/26 - Bloomington, IL
11/17 - St. Louis, MO
11/23 - Urbana, IL w/ VENTANA
11/29 - Janesville, WI w/ DOPE
11/30 - Battle Creek, MI w/ NONPOINT
12/16 - Rockford, IL w/ FLAW

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Morbid Angel Returns to San Antonio

If Satan needed a house band in Hell, he could certainly call on Morbid Angel. Thanks to his guitar acrobatics, journalists have long dubbed band-founder Trey Azagthoth as the Eddie Van Halen of death metal. When the group emerged in 1989 with their first proper release, few, if any, could match the Mercury-footed speed of Pete Sandoval’s double-bass-blasting feet. The groove, mind-blowing skill and heretical lyrics and imagery landed the group at the top of the extreme metal world. Massive touring cycles transformed the band into one of the most prolific, underground touring acts of the 1990s. Their devilish music found its largest audience opening for Slayer and Pantera in the beginning of the new millennium.

After the Pantera gigs, Morbid Angel largely stayed out of the limelight. An opening stint for Soulfly in 2005 was the only North American tour I recall since Pantera. Assumingly, much of the crowd in attendance at Backstage Live in San Antonio had not seen the group in seven or even twelve years. Many long-time fans bemoaned “Illud Divinium Insanus,” the group’s first album in eight years, as the lowest point of artistry in the group’s near-thirty-year career. In fact, many of these fans felt the album was so poor they wouldn’t even venture out to see the band play, which is such a shame because they missed one of the best extreme metal tours of the year! More...

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Adorned Brood Reveals "Kuningaz" Track Listing

German folk metal artists Adorned Brood revealed the track list and album art for the forthcoming LP "Kuningaz," the band's eighth studio release. The album is scheduled for release on November 23, 2012 via Massacre Records. The song "Victory Or Valhall" will be the first single off the album, which will be available on October 26, 2012 as a digital drop only. A trailer for the album can be found at this location.

"Kuningaz" was recorded at the Kohlekeller Studio in Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany, with producer Kai Stahlenberg and will be available in standard CD and limited digipak. The limited digipak will feature a re-recording of the song "Totenmarsch" from the 2002 release "Erdenkraft," as a bonus track.

The album will mark the first for drummer Mischa, who joined the band in 2011. The track list for "Kuningaz" is as follows:

1. Einkehr
2. Kuningaz
3. Call Of The Wild
4. Victory Or Valhall
5. Hugin
6. Men!
7. Kreuzeslast
8. Just A Fight
9. Munin
10. A War Poem
11. We Are Legion
12. Totenmarsch (Bonus Track) More...

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Orden Ogan Posts "Land Of The Dead" Music Video

Orden Ogan posted the second video for the band's latest LP "To the End." Just a month removed from posting the video for "The Things We Believe In", the prolific German metal act released the video for "Land of the Dead." "To the End" is scheduled for release tomorrow (October 26th) via AFM Records.

The following clip was filmed by producer/director Rainer "Zipp" Fränzen (Dimmu Borgir) for www.undaction.org. Check it out here:

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