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Metal News for October 27, 2009

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Interview

Belphegor Front Man Helmuth Discusses New Album

Blackened death metallers Belphegor are no strangers to controversial subject matter dealing with sexuality and the occult, as can be seen just by looking at the cover of an album like "Lucifer Incestus." Their new album "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn" continues the themes of witchcraft and keeps up their particular brand of melody infused metal. The disc dropped in the U.S. on October 20th via Nuclear Blast Records, and was accompanied by a new music video for the track "Der Geistertreiber." Belphegor's vocalist Helmuth spoke with me about the new album, video, and the band's tour starting in November 2009. More...

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Memphis May Fire Posts New Video Online

Memphis May Fire has releasd their latest music video for "North Atlantic Vs North Carolina." The song is off their latest album, "Sleepwalking." The video was directed by Scott Hansen and produced by SHPRO. Check it out below.

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Elis Drummer To Sit Out Upcoming Tour

Gothic metallers Elis have announced their drummer Max Naescher will be sitting out their upcoming "Beauty & the Beast" tour due to job related issues. A replacement drummer will be accompanying the band for the tour dates. The tour will also include Leaves' Eyes, Atrocity, Stream of Passion, and Sirenia.

The upcoming Elis tour dates are as follows: More...

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Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica Announced

The iPhone game/app "Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica" has been announced. The game features ten Metllica songs and can be purchased online for just $4.99 here.

"Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica is the first game in the Tap Tap Revenge series to include a Bluetooth-based Battles Mode where players challenge friends to a point-by-point battle where they can deploy bombs and other special objects to distract the opposition and come out victorious. Accompanying the Career Mode is a new fast-paced Arcade Mode where players are challenged with yet more bombs and other special objects that make the game that much more difficult.

When asked for a quote about "Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica," Lars turned it over to his eleven year old son, Myles, who, while coming up for air in between games, was heard uttering, "You haven't lived 'till you've played this!"

Finally, everyone who purchases Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica will be entered to win cool stuff, including the grand prize of a trip to Las Vegas for the show there on December 5, including airfare, hotel, tickets (duh!) and meet and greet passes. Click here for more info about the contest.

"Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica" includes the following ten Metallica songs:

Enter Sandman
Sad But True
King Nothing
All Nightmare Long
Some Kind of Monster
Master of Puppets
Seek & Destroy
Fuel
One
For Whom the Bell Tolls

It works on both iPhone and iPod touch devices running iPhone OS2 or OS3, and you can play in both networked and offline settings. Check out tapulous.com for all your Tap Tap needs.

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Saviours Announces New Tour Dates

California metallers Saviours have issued the following update about upcoming tour dates:

"Our new album, Accelerated Living, is out now! Go to a record store or here to get it. 50 minutes of new heavy apocalyptic jams on CD or 45RPM double LP. Phil Manley recorded Accelerated Living at Lucky Cat in San Francisco this past June and it came out fucking killer.

"The past month of shows with Saint Vitus, Kylesa, Red Fang, Bison BC and now 3 Inches of Blood has been insanely great. Many thanks to all those bands and everyone who has been coming out to party with us. More US dates with 3 Inches of Blood and Holy Grail through December 5 have been posted and dates for Europe and Japan for early 2010 will be available soon!

"Check out the FALL INTO DARKNESS festival this Halloween weekend in Portland, OR and the FOG RISING show in San Francisco on November 7. All killer shows! Thanks for the support!"

Saviour's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Interview

Interview with Cannabis Corpse

Stumbling out of the smoke are the young men of death metal crew Cannabis Corpse. Promoting their new album "The Weeding," the band hit the road with Ramming Speed to preach the word of Bud and metal to the masses. Cannabis Corpse descended on New Orleans the same day that the President did and discussed with me very important issues. The interview was cut short by an altercation that spilled into the street from the bar. A transcribed version follows. More...

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Throne Of Malediction Posts "Red Death" Video

Throne Of Malediction has posted a video clip online of their performance of the song "Red Death." The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Toxic Holocaust Causes Controversy In Nashville

Toxic Holocaust and tour partners The Black Dahlia Murder are at the center of a heated debate amongst Nashville, TN’s most conservative residents about the bands’ performances tonight at the Christian-run Rocketown venue. A news segment from Nashville’s ABC network affiliate WKRN, Channel 2 chronicling the controversy can be viewed here.

Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind commented on the situation: “Unfortunately, the protesters here don't see the tongue-in-cheek aspect of any of this, and are taking everything at face value. What else is new? Whatever you do don't look into or research anything, and don't, god forbid, think differently. Fuck it, while we're at it, don't think at all. To clear a few things up, there was a news clip that showed our video 'Nuke the Cross' and then directly cut to lyrics for a song called 'Hang the Pope.' Even though we did record a cover of that song on our first demo, that song is actually by Nuclear Assault. I think that was done intentionally to make the story have more impact and more shock value. More...

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Anubis Gate Writing New Material

Denmark's Anubis Gate has announced they have begun writing new material for an upcoming album. Anubis Gate plans to enter the recording studio to lay down the new tracks during the summer of 2010. Sample Anubis Gate tracks can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.

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Ava Inferi Seeking Guitarist

Portugal's Ava Inferi has issued the following announcement about seeking a new guitarist:

"We are now searching for a guitarist who can fill in as a live member (and then see where it goes from there) when we have shows and tours on the agenda. Must be willing to step in at any time required, have his (or her) own equipment, and be an experienced and a hard working individual willing to sacrifice his (or her) sanity for the band. Preferred from the Lisboa/Centro Sul area due to periods of immense rehearsals (unless you love to travel long distances several times a week of course...)

"If you know you have what it takes and are ready and willing to surrender to the coven, let us know here on myspace or at ava.inferi@yahoo.com We have also changed our website to www.coven-of-avainferi.com. Its in a 'soon to become' stage as of now, but movements will occur when the time is right!"

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Bloodstream Parade Posts Live Video Clip

Bloodstream Parade has posted a video clip online of their performance of the song "Source Fire" at their CD release party on October 23rd. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Dark Tranquillity Announces Russian Tour Dates

Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity have announced two upcoming Russian tour dates on the following dates:

12/18 - Club Tochka, Moscow
12/19 - Glavclub, St. Petersburg

Dark Tranquillity's complete list of tour dates are as follows: More...

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Fueled By Fire Cancels Thrash Assault 4 Appearance

Fueled By Fire has issued the following announcement about canceling their appearance at the Thrash Assault 4 festival:

"As most of you may have already heard, We are canceling our appearance at ‘THRASH ASSAULT 4’ It was a very difficult choice to have to make but given the fact that we suffered a great financial loss when we were robbed in Madrid during our ‘European Massacre Tour’ the majority of our merchandise was stolen along with all of our belongings, this caused us a great financial burden, We had to make a decision, either record our next album or go to Germany to play ‘Thrash Assault 4’

"Our album has been long over due, and we feel the funds we do have would be better spent on creating a Kick Ass Album for you. So...we couldn't see it any other way except to get into the recording studio and cut our next album. We would like to say Thank You to Oliver Weinsheimer for extending the invitation to us to play ‘Thrash Assault4’ and for being so understanding about our situation.

"To our fans...keep an eye out for us in July 2010 we will be touring in Europe with Violator (BR) Which will no doubt be a KILLER TOUR!!!"

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Iron Lamb Posts Fan Footage Online

Iron Lamb has posted fan-filmed footage of their performance in Stockholm on October 24th, 2009. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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God Dethroned Adds Extra French Show

God Dethroned has announced an extra French show at Le Korigan in Marseille on Thursday 29th of October. The band will be playing alongside Endstille and Hollenthon. God Dethroned's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/28 IT -- Club 71 Milano
10/29 F -- Le Korigan Luynes, Marseille
10/30 ES -- Sala Mephisto Barcelona
10/31 ES -- Sala Ritmo y Compas Madrid
11/1 ES -- Jimmy Jazz club Vitoria - Gasteiz
11/2 FR -- Glaz ’Art Paris
11/4 DE -- Sägewerk Neukirchen
11/5 DE -- Juz B58 Braunschweig
11/6 DK -- Aalborg Metal fest Aalborg
11/7 DE -- Roxys Flensburg
11/8 DE -- Steinbruch Theater Mühltal bei Darmstadt
11/9 DE -- Werkstatt Köln
11/10 BE -- Biebob Vosselaar
11/11 DE -- Club Cäsar Neunkirchen
11/12 AT -- Rockhouse Salzburg
11/13 AT -- Kwadrat Klagenfurt
11/14 DE -- OldenBang Festival (Halle der Kulturetage) Oldenburg
11/28 DE -- Thrash Inferno Giessen
12/12 DE -- Satan’s Convention Lengerich

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Jaded Heart Posts Barcelona Footage

German hard rockers Jaded Heart have posted a video clip online of their recent performance in Barcelona. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Machinery Delays New Album Recording

Sweden's Machinery has issued the following update about the recording of their new album being delayed:

"Howdy guys!

"I'm sad to say that for time being everything concerning recording new material is on hold. We do have alot of material but things doesn't always go so smoothly... Since two members have dropped off and we are currently in a disagreement with our management SSG, we won't go on until those matters are resolved.

"Can't really say anything about a time frame for now... time will tell boys & gals

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Miseration Streaming New Song Online

Miseration is currently streaming the title track from their upcoming album "The Mirroring Shadow" online. The song can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. "The Mirroring Shadow" was recorded with Tomas "Plec" Johansson at Panic Room Studios and will be released in Europe on November 16 and in north America on January 19 via Lifeforce Records.

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Neaera Announces Upcoming Shows

Germany's Neaera has issued the following statement about their upcoming tour dates:

"Hey guys,

"Here's a quick show update for you guys: We have two headline shows left in 2009! One will be on December 4th at the Saint in Oberhausen together with our friends of Deadlock (check here for info/tickets), and another one is scheduled for December 5th at the Kulturfabrik in Luxembourg as part of the BANG YOUR HEAD festival (check here for info/tickets). Other bands included at the festival will be WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH and AS WE FIGHT. Presale Ticketprices for both shows are cheap, so grab your ticket now!

"On another note, we are happy to announce that we will be playing a 'special guest' slot on this year's DARKNESS OVER XMAS tour date in Leipzig. Also, we are thrilled to play our first ever show in Turkey at the Live Studio in Istanbul on January 8th. We are really looking forward to this experience and to partying with our supporters in Turkey!

"That's it for now, stay tuned and up the irons!"

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The Order Of Apollyon Posts Recording Footage

The Order of Apollyon has posted studio footage online from the recording sessions for their upcoming album "The Flesh." The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Shadowside Posts Live Video Clip

Brazilian metallers Shadowside have uploaded a video of vocalist Dani Nolden performing Iron Maiden's "The Evil that Men Do" as a guest with the band Tempestt. The band was the supporting act for Tim "Ripper" Owens on October 25th. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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The Acacia Strain Announces In-Store Signing

The Acacia Strain will be appearing for an in-store signing in Holyoke, Massachusetts on Friday, October 30th. The signing will take place at Theory in the Holyoke mall from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.

The Acacia Strain also has the following upcoming tour dates:

11/18 The Princess Theater w/ The Red Shore Brisbane
11/19 YAC w/The Red Shore Byron Bay
11/20 Oasis w/ The Red Shore Wyong
11/21 Bald Faced Stag w/ The Red Shore Sydney Lic
11/25 Underground w/ The Red Shore Adelaide
11/26 Next w/ The Red Shore Melbourne
11/27 TLC w/ The Red Shore Melbourne
11/28 The Hyde Park Ballroom Perth
11/29 YMCA HQ Perth
12/3 BABYLON w/ DESPISED ICON Ottowa, Ontario
12/4 OPERA HOUSE w/ DESPISED ICON Toronto, Ontario
12/5 LE MEDLEY w/ DESPISED ICON Montreal, Quebec
12/6 THEATRE IMPERIAL w/ DESPISED ICON Quebec City, Quebec

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Resurrected Reveals New Album Cover

German metallers Resurrected have announced their new album "Fierce" is currently set for a December release date. The cover artwork for the album, which was created by Björn Gosses of Killustrations (Vomitory, Lay Down Rotten, Severe Torture), can be viewed here.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

01. New reign rising
02. Gun shot victim
03. Tortured by deities
04. Mental retardation
05. Urge to murder
06. Slumdog ....
07. Perverse consecration
08. Divine masturbation
09. Day Of Suffering*
10. Hindsight

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Decadence Issues Japanese Tour Recap

Swedish metallers Decadence have issued the following post-tour update from their Japanese tour dates:

"So I’m back in office again after an amazing time spent in Japan! The high points were definitely my unexpected visit to Loud Park, the great interviews and spending time with our label guys at Spiritual Beast ('Akihabara!'). Special thanks to BURRN! Magazine (I truly appreciate your deep understanding and interest in Decadence), Eat Magazine (we’ll talk some more about my travels!) and Young Guitarist (it means a lot to me that you brought up myself as a guitarist and let me in the discussion with Hibria’s two guitarists as well!).

"I also want to give my special thanks to the wonderful fans that I met on the signing session at Disk Union (thank you for a great preparation Disk Union!), the fans at Loud Park, the fans at the hotel (even the hotel personnel!), the interpreter ('we should have stolen that door mat at BURRN! Corporation!'), the radio stations (Masa Ito’s Power Rock Today on Bay FM, Captain Wada’s Geki Rock on FM Kokoro, Captain Wada’s Rock Drive on FM Yokohama, Foolish G on Air-G, Rock Stream on Honey FM, Happy Together with DJ Hiromi), video streams (Rock City on TV and Barks internet channel) and of course my traveling companion Soile Siirtola ('Nu har vi gjort allt! Hint hint'). I might have missed to mention someone here and if so I’m sorry for that but do know that every small detail counts – always.

"I hope to share some photos from the trip here later! I felt warmly welcome and my hope is to have Decadence with me next time and to perform for all of you! And you know, if there’s a will…"

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Interview

Interview with Cage's Sean Peck

On September 13th, 2009, I had the pleasure of interviewing the vocalist, Sean Peck, of the San Diego metal band Cage. I had a lot of fun conducting the interview. Sean Peck used a good deal of sarcasm and delivered his answers in a very improvised humorous way based on our situation. In this interview Sean Peck discusses the secret to his incredible vocal ability, future plans for the band, and why being unsigned can be more helpful than signing to a label. More...

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Slayer Posts "Human Strain" Explanation Video

The seventh entry in Slayer's "World Painted Blood" song explanation talks has been posted online through Metalhammer.co.uk. The new video clip, which can be viewed below, discusses the song "Human Strain." The new album "World Painted Blood" will be released on Tuesday, November 3rd in North America and Monday, November 2nd to the rest of the world.

The "World Painted Blood" track listing is as follows:

1. World Painted Blood
2. Unit 731
3. Snuff
4. Beauty Through Order
5. Hate Worldwide
6. Public Display Of Dismemberment
7. Human Strain
8. Americon
9. Psychopathy Red
10. Playing With Dolls
11. Not Of This God More...

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Sybreed Posts Killing Joke Cover Song

Sybreed has posted a new song online from their upcoming album "The Pulse of Awakening." The track "Love Like Blood," which is a Killing Joke cover, can be heard at Sybreed's official MySpace page. "The Pulse of Awakening" is set to be released in Europe on November 16th.

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Tales From the Pit: Owning The Indie Mosh Pit

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Jason from Winter Storm shows those indie kids how it's done:

"Me and my friends went to a Metal/Indie night for new year's eve, turned out to be 90% indie, we moshed the whole night through and totally owned that night club!!! I think we easily made up for the lack of metal heads HAHA!!"

Winter Storm is playing the Femme Metal Fest on November 7th and is currently recording their first album "Serenity In Darkness," due out February 2010.

Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the pit.

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Interview

An Interview With Winter in Eden

Winter In Eden have had huge success following their first UK tour and now plans turn to their debut album. Here the band talk about playing live and their up-and-coming slot at the Femme Metal Fest in November. More...

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The Absence Prepares To Enter The Studio

Guitarist Patrick Pintavalle of Florida metallers The Absence has issued the following announcement about entering the recording studio:

"Yes its true. We are finally entering Mana Recording studios on Monday November 2nd. We will be tracking with Brian Elliot and Mixing duties will be handled by Jonas Kjellgren(Scar Symmetry,Carnal Forge). We are all very excited to get this record out and to begin touring again as soon as possible. We will also be posting studio Diaries right here on our myspace page and through youtube as well. Keep it Metal."

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The Gathering Announces European Tour Dates

The Gathering has issued the following announcement about a string of European tour dates in January and February 2010:

"Dear all, we are proud to announce the first dates for our upcoming The West Pole/20th anniversary European tour(jan/febr. 2010). Please note there will be more gigs added this tour. We are still working on a couple of Greek dates too, as well as a South American tour and some more club gigs in The Netherlands. As you might know Marjolein will not be able to play with us the first week. Old band member Hugo Prinsen Geerligs will join us on stage, after 6 years! So these gigs will me memorable for sure! Hugo will join us from Krefeld untill Bratislava, Marjolein will be on stage again in Budapest until the end. We are thrilled and excited and we hope the same goes for you!"

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Katatonia Video Interview Available

Video footage has been posted online of Katatonia discussing their new album "Night Is The New Day," which can be viewed below. Katatonia are set to release "Night is the New Day" on November 2nd in Europe and November 10th in the U.S. through Peaceville Records. More...

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Grave Maker Post New Song Online

Vancouver, British Columbia hardcore band Grave Maker has posted a new song entitle "Vlad The Impaler," on their MySpace player. The song is off the band's current 7 inch "Home Is Where The Heartache Is."

As previously reported, Grave Maker will be touring with Comeback Kid, Mother of Mercy and Dead Swans:

11/03/09 - Erie PA @ Forward Hall
11/04/09 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
11/05/09 - Boston, MA @ ICC
11/06/09 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
11/07/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/08/09 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/12/09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
11/14/09 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Phix

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Across Tundras Signs with Robotic Obscurities

ACROSS TUNDRAS has signed with Robotic Obscurities and posted their latest album, "Herds of the Fathomless Valleys," online for free download. "Herds of the Fathomless Valleys" is an ACROSS TUNDRAS CD-R that they self-released earlier this year.

The label will be working with Across Tundras on their next album, "Old World Wanderer." To give you a rough idea of what you're in store for, we've posted

Comprised of a couple demos of songs slated for "Old World Wanderer," one PINK FLOYD cover, some exclusive material and three old classics recorded live at their first and only appearance on the Grand Ol' Opry (prior to being banned for refusing to "turn the hell down"), these DIY recordings paint a raw but accurate picture of the vibe ACROSS TUNDRAS conveys, and are now available for free download here:

download ACROSS TUNDRAS - Herds of the Fathomless Valleys (via MediaFire)
download ACROSS TUNDRAS - Herds of the Fathomless Valleys (via RapidShare)
download ACROSS TUNDRAS - Herds of the Fathomless Valleys (via SendSpace)

Here's the "Herds of the Fathomless Valleys" tracklisting:

1. Weary Travelers Rest
2. Tectonic Shifts
3. Death Dealing Man
4. Badlands Blues (Live @ Grand Ol' Opry) - original found on Western Sky Ride
5. Cold Ride
6. Julia Dream (PINK FLOYD cover)
7. Blackbird Bloodred Sky (Live @ Grand Ol' Opry) - original found on Lonesome Wails from the Weeping Willow
8. Old Blind John's Song
9. Lake Bottom Blues
10. Ramblin' In The Shadows (Live @ Grand Ol' Opry) - original found on Dark Songs of the Prairie

The label has a handful of copies of this limited release (and some other ACROSS TUNDRAS catalog titles) available in their online store. These releases can also be purchased direct from the band.

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Former Venom Members Form New Band

Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, the original guitarist and one of the founding members of British extreme metal legends Venom, has announced that he has formed a brand new band named Dryll with Anthony "Antton" Lant, a former drummer in Venom and the brother of Venom vocalist/bass player Conrad "Cronos" Lant. The band also features bass player Craig Elliot, formerly of Def Con One, which also featured Anthony Lant. You can check out some audio samples by heading to the bands official Myspace page.

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Suffocation And Napalm Death To Tour Together

New York death metal legends Suffocation will be teaming up with the godfathers of grindcore Napalm Death once again for a co-headlining tour of Latin America in May of next year. Both bands are on the road to support their latest studio albums. Early this year, Napalm Death released their fourteenth studio album, "Time Waits For No Slave" to much critical acclaim and Suffocation released their highly anticipated new album, "Blood Oath" in July through Nuclear Blast Records.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Abscess Finishes Recording New Album

Abscess have announced they have finished recording their upcoming eighth album "Dawn of Inhumanity," which will be released through Tyrant Syndicate Productions. Abscess has issued the following statement about the album:

"The band really worked hard on this album and is excited to get it out so it can burrow it's way into your ears and minds. This album was recorded with the idea of it being a listening experience filled with bizarre and nightmarish brutality. There are plenty of twists and turns to further warp and distort the bands arsenal of sickness. Dennis Dread is creating the cover art and there will also be artwork from Chris Reifert in the packaging. Stay tuned for a release date. Abscess fans will not disappointed!"

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Troll Posts Performance Footage Online

Norwegian black metal band Troll has posted two video clips online from their performance on October 24th in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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