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Metal News for October 6, 2011

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48 news articles posted on this day.

Bonded Through Hate Releases New EP

Waterbury, CT extreme thrash band Bonded Through Hate is releasing the new EP "Doomsday: The Rise of Valhalla." Bonded Through Hate features members from Tyrant Trooper, Slumlord, Coffin Joe and Dark Crystal's Land. The five tracks on the EP are listed below:

Killing Is My Name
Doomsday: The Rise of Valhalla
Alone in Flames
Die or Live

Check out the band's Facebook page for a sampling of songs. More...

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts Additional Song Preview

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis posted the final preview snipet, this one of the song "Beyond Horizon - The Poem, Pt. II," prior to the release of EP "Maria Magdalena" due out on October 21, 2011 (EU) and October 25, 2011 (North America) via Napalm Records. Check out the video here:

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Cryptic Age Talks Upcoming Album

With the debut "Homeland" EP (reviewed here) released earlier this year, female-fronted folk metal act Cryptic Age is already busy working on the new full-length "Sounds of Infinity."

While work progresses on the new album, Metalunderground.com got in touch with front woman Jenny Green to get an inside view of the band and what Cryptic Age has in store for fans of symphonic metal. More...

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Gorod Recording New Album

French act Gorod has officially started the recording process for a new album, and the band commented on the recording process:

"The band has tapped crazy and talend french metal producer 'Elmobo' to record this new stuff! Mobo (for intimates) will record drums, bass and vocals.

"All guitars will be recorded by Gorod's mastermind Mat, in his 'Bud Records Studio.' Mix and mastering will be done at Mobo's 'Conkrete Studio' by Mat and Mobo.

"Photos and videos will be posted every week on Gorod's Facebook page. More news soon! Stay tuned!"

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Cause For Revelation Announces European Shows

Milwaukee metal/hardcore act Cause For Revelation will tour across Europe this November in support of the band's latest full-length release "Resurrecting The Hostility," out now via Loyalty & Devotion Records. Dates for the "Loyalty Until Death Tour" will include:

11/19 Northampton, England @ The Racehorse
11/20 Swindon, England @ 12 Bar (Loyalty & Devotion Fest 2011)
11/22 Bad Hersfeld, Germany @ TBA
11/23 Frankfurt, Germany @ 11-er
11/24 Berlin, Germany @ Tommyhaus
11/25 Tournai, Belgium @ Le Cornwall
11/26 Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany @ JUZ Hängematte

Visit the Cause for Revelation Facebook profile for more details on the band. You can also check out the music video for "Destroying Recollections" by heading over to this location.

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Portrait Of Gray Posts "Framework" Video

Los Angeles based act Portrait Of Gray has posted a music video online, directed by Scott Hansen, for the song "Framework." You can check out the video clip below. Further information on Portrait of Gray can be found via the band's Facebook profile.

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Released Anger Posts "Selfish Bastard" Video

Greek act Released Anger has posted a music video online for the song "Selfish Bastard," which is taken from the album "Monarch In Life." You can check out the clip below, or find more information on Released Anger by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Toxocara Streaming Two New Songs Online

Guitarist Martijn of death metal act Toxocara has issued the following announcement about streaming two new songs online:

"Two new songs online: you can listen to two new songs from the upcoming album 'AtmosFear' which will appear October 14th on Twilight-Vertrieb records.

- Black Widow
- Confessions of The Black Regiment

"Check them out at our Myspace page. Cheers."

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Woods Of Ypres Comments On New Album

Canadian blackened doom metallers Woods of Ypres have recently finished recording their forthcoming new album, "Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light" at Beach Road Studios in Ontario, Canada, with producer Siegfried Meier.

Band front man David Gold took some time to discuss a new era for the band as the group prepares for its first new album since signing to Earache Records:

"W4: 'The Green Album' was the first true Woods of Ypres album, the three before it were prequels, W5: 'Grey Skies & Electric Light' is the sequel and Woods 4.5: 'You Were the Light' was the preview before the sequel. However, unlike the movies, this W5 sequel is the best one yet! Drawing inspiration and influence from some of our favourite albums, the best of the Woods of Ypres sound was created, selected, refined and perfected into our best self-contained, stand-alone songs to date, while still maintaining the flow of an ongoing concept as a WoY album should, however, with less art, less expressionism and more of what you want when you want it.

"W5 is a tighter, more effective Woods of Ypres for a broader audience of listeners young and old, new and loyal. A satisfying 'press play and drive' kind of album drawing the best from old Woods, current Woods and the Woods yet to come on what will be a milestone album, our sixth in less than 10 years and nearing the 10th anniversary of the founding of the band. We've never sounded better and we'd never been fully satisfied with any recording, until now.

"10 songs, just as much about modern life as death, existence, society, the forest, the city, hurt and love. Story wise, picking up where Woods 4 and 4.5 left off, sound wise evoking the feelings of Woods I: 'Against the Seasons - Cold Winter Songs from the Dead Summer Heat' and Woods III: 'Deepest Roots & Darkest Blues' with modern and futuristic tweaks. There is black metal, there is doom, there are ballads, there is pop, guitar solos, double bass, blasts, techno, dark humour, irony, reality, harmonies, uplifting hope to get you through the moment and crushing, irreversible sadness. I count a total of 7 genres in 10 songs. It's a new Woods of Ypres album and I can't wait wait for you to hear it!"

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Blodarv Contributes Tracks To Compilation

Danish black metallers Blodarv have contributed two tracks to the “Shadows of Tragedy” compilation CD, which was released this week on Self Mutilation Services. Along with Blodarv, other contributors to the release are Nocturnal Depression, Black Hate, Acedi, and Grimlair. “Shadows of Tragedy” is released in a 500 copies-only limited edition CD, which hit the streets on the 16th September.

The two tracks contributed by Blodarv are both previously unreleased songs written at the same time as the band’s “Civitas Diaboli” album, which was itself released on Self Mutilation Services in 2009. The first track, “Sharpstone Mountain,” is effectively a prelude to the tale recounted in the “Blood Red Rocks” track from “Civitas Diaboli,” while the second track, “I Hulernes Rige” is a melancholy acoustic song, which gives Blodarv’s female backing vocalist Satinae Ma a chance to take the lead on vocals.

Blodarv founder and front man Hugin has only recently been allowed to return to performing, following an accident that resulted in extensive surgery to his jaw. It was also revealed this week that he would be collaborating with Norway’s Elenyx and Sweden’s It (Abruptum) on a new album from NÅE, which is to be recorded partly in Blodarv’s own HammerArt and Studios on the Danish island of Bornholm, and partly in Elenyx’s own recording facilities in Oslo. Commented the front man: “Being out of action so long would have been frustrating if I hadn’t been able to work on writing for the next Blodarv release and record some of the music for it in the studio, as well as drafting out ideas for the NÅE collaboration. All in all, you could say that it’s been quite a productive time out”.

Blodarv is due to support Endstille at The Rock, in Copenhagen on the 26th November, and more information about the band can be found at at this location.

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Everything Went Black Signs To Lost Shepherd

Metallic hardcore act Everything Went Black has signed to Lost Shepherd/Prosthetic Records. The label commented on the band:

"Hailing from the wasteland of St. Louis, Everything Went Black plays a concise, sophisticated brand of fast and heavy aggressive music drawing influence from the likes of The Hope Conspiracy, Black Flag and Entombed, while still maintaining a sound that is very much so their own. Since the band's formation in the spring of 2009, the band self released an EP, a 7" on Hands Up! Records, and a split with Louisville, KY hardcore outfit Rattletooth on St. Louis based label I Hate Punk Rock Records."

The band recorded its debut full-length this summer, which will see a release in early 2012. Check out live footage below of Everything Went Black, supporting Converge and Trap Them earlier this year.

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Close Your Eyes Posts New Track-By-Track Video

Christian metalcore act Close Your Eyes has posted the second part in a track-by-track breakdown video series about the new album "Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts." You can check out the clip below. The new album is due out October 24th, 2011 via Victory Records.

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Immolation Streaming New EP Title Track

Metal Injection has posted a new track online from New York death metal masters Immolation. The track, "Providence," comes from the band's new EP of the same name, which is due out next Tuesday, October 11th via Scion A/V. Listen to or download the title track here.

Tomorrow, October 7th, Metalunderground.com will also be premiering another new song from the EP titled "What They Bring."

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Throwdown Announces "Brawloween" Tour Lineup

Throwdown has revealed a slew of new details surrounding the band's upcoming "Brawloween" tour happening later this month. The band has announced the following touring lineup which is comprised of both familiar faces as well as some guests:

DAVE PETERS (vocals) (Throwdown 2000 - present)
MARK MITCHELL (bass) (Throwdown 2007 - present)
DAVE NASSIE (guitar) (Bleeding Through / ex-No Use For A Name)
TIM "YOGI" WATTS (drums) (Demon Hunter, ex-The Showdown)

Front man Dave Peters comments, "I can't say I love having a chronically fragmented lineup for Throwdown, but it does leave the door open for cool opportunities like this. I'm VERY happy to be playing these shows with Yogi and Nassie as 'special guests' or whatever you want to call them under the circumstances. They're great guys and equally great musicians. It will be a cool thing for fans of the three bands too, as it's hard to say if or when we'd share a stage in the future. The only drawback is running the risk of them setting the sound bar too high for the next time we play in our backyard."

Throwdown will headline the first annual "Brawloween," a brand new tour event which will stretch across the West Coast with support from Carnifex, First Blood, and Suffokate. Details are as follows:

10/21 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/22 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerrys Pizza
10/23 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/24 - Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
10/25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Underground
10/26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe
10/27 - Reno, NV @ The Alley
10/28 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
10/29 - Temecula, CA @ The Vault
10/30 - Long Beach, CA @ Shore Ultra Lounge
10/31 - Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe

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Way of Darkness VI Festival Underway

The Way of Darkness VI festival is running from October 6th through the 8th at the Stadthalle (city hall building) in Lichtenfels, Germany. The line-up of bands for the three day fest is as follows:

AVULSED - 20 Jahre Avulsed (ES)
DYING FETUS (USA) - Exclusive European Show 2011
ENTOMBED (SE) - Special Old School Show: Only songs from "Left Hand Path" & "Clandestine"
EXHUMED (USA) FLESHCRAWL - 20 years Fleshcrawl
GRAVE (SE) - Special 20th anniversary show ("Into the Grave")
MALIGNANT TUMOUR (CZ) - 20 years Malignant Tumor
MORGOTH - 20 years "Cursed" (Exclusive Southern Germany show)
THANATOS (F) More...

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Vildhjarta Reveals New Album Details

Recently signed to Century Media Records, Vildhjarta is now ready to unleash the band's first full-length album, "Måsstaden," on November 28th in Europe and November 29th in North America. An album teaser trailer for the Swedish septet's album is now available online.

Featuring artwork by Rickard Westman, "Måsstaden" is a concept record that tells the tale of a hidden and isolated town, narrated in a classic fable manner. The album artwork and track-listing are available below.

1. Shadow
2. Dagger
3. Eternal Golden Monk
4. Benblåst
5. Östpeppar
6. Traces
7. Phobon Nika
8. Måsstadens Nationalsång
9. When No One Walks With You
10. All These Feelings
11. Nojja
12. Deceit
13. The Lone Deranger

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Descending Streaming New Song Online

Descending has posted a track online from the band's upcoming album "New Death Celebrity." You can listen to the track "No Other Gods Before Me" in the player available below. The "New Death Celebrity" album will be released on October 28th, 2011 via Massacre Records.

DESCENDING - No Other Gods Before Me by massacrerecordseurope

The track listing is as follows:

1. No Other Gods Before Me
2. Suicide Promise
3. Until I Generate
4. How Much This Life Weights?
5. I Keep Returning
6. The Energy
7. Shared Planet
8. Escape The Mirror
9. The Ghost Of Nation Past
10. Path To Healing

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3 To Shoot New Music Video

3 has announced the band will be shooting a new music video for the song "High Times," which is off the upcoming album "The Ghost You Gave to Me." You can listen to the song in the player below, and 3 also recently made its first three albums available for streaming online.

"The Ghost You Gave to Me" is set for release on October 7th, 2011 (Germany, Switzerland, Benelux), October 10th, 2011 (EU) and October 11th, 2011 (North America) via Metal Blade Records.

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Unholy Sermon Reveals "The Benighted" Details

Sri Lanka's Unholy Sermon has revealed the cover artwork for "The Benighted," which can be viewed below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Insidious Evil
2. Genocide Nations
3. Revolution
4. The Benighted
5. Sanatana Dharma
6. Forgotten Dreams
7. My Angel, My Demise
8. Enter The Inferno

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Ram To Play Nordfest

Sweden's Ram, which recently signed to Metal Blade Records, will be performing at the Nordfest 2011 in Sundsvall. Full details on the festival are available in the promotional poster below.

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Pandemia Announces New Guitarist

Czech Republic based act Pandemia has announced the recruitment of new guitarist Vitaly, who is replacing former member Vlasta. The band also commented on upcoming tour dates:

"Pandemia starts in November a European tour. We will play in France, Swistzerland, Belgium, Holland, and Germany with German butchers Debauchery and Vermin! The first gig with a new member will be on home soil at Loket Castle (Karlovy Vary region) 14.10."

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Stahlmantel Streaming New Song Online

Jürgen Bartsch of German metal act Bethlehem has posted a new song online from his industrial dancecore side project Stahlmantel. You can check out the new song "Kartago Cluster Wars" below, and Bartsch also commented:

"After a break of a year I have mixed some new Stahlmantel stuff for those who are interested in what I am doing beside Bethlehem. The sooner or later you gonna find some of that stuff at e.g. YouTube or so. A first track already is uploaded there. Check out if you wanna but please don't forget: Electro Haters Hands Off! Thanks and take care."

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Absu Streaming Entire New Album

As Absu’s latest output -- the band's sixth full-length, "Abzu" -- nears North American release this Tuesday, October 11th via Candlelight Records, Decibel Magazine has made the entire release available for streaming. Head over here to check out "Abzu."

"Abzu," is the second part of an ongoing trilogy of albums, which began with 2009’s "Absu," and will eventually come to a finale with "Apsu." Recorded at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, Texas, "Abzu" finds drummer/vocalist Proscriptor and bassist/vocalist Ezezu sharing equal vocal duties and debuts the skills of new guitarist Vis Crom. The record was mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond/Solitude Aeternus), and features original cover art from Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Behemoth, Destroyer 666, Vader).

Absu also has the following upcoming live shows:

10/22/2011 007 Rock Bar - San Antonio, TX
10/29/2011 Aurora Infernalis Festival - Driel, Netherlands
11/10/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
11/11/2011 Club Europa - Brooklyn, NY
11/12/2011 Reverb - Reading, PA
11/13/2011 Wonderland Ballroom - Revere, MA
11/26/2011 Messe des Morts Festival - Montreal, Q

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Godhate Posts More Studio Footage

Godhate has posted two more studio video clips online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"Godhate is celebrating their 20th year anniversary 2011! Since we've been away from MySpace for a while it seems like I have forgot to tell you about the 2nd and the 3rd part of the Godhate diary on Youtube. Go ahead and indulge in the stupidity. Don't miss the crazy liquor party on episode 3! You will get some spectacular insight in the members way of working together!"


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My Inner Burning Streaming New Song

My Inner Burning has posted a new song online titled "Across the Fire," which can be heard via SoundCloud or in the player below.

MY INNER BURNING Across the fire by Steamhammer/SPV

For further details on My Inner Burning, and to hear more music available online, head over to the band's official MySpace profile.

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Destinity Posts Demonic Alliance Tour Photos

French act Destinity has checked in with the following tour recap and announcement about posting new photos online:

"Hi to all of you people, the Demonic Alliance tour with DARKANE and DESVASTATING ENEMY is over! We want to thank you all of you people to be there and support the band.

"Many thanks to our friends from DARKANE and DEVASTATING ENEMY! These guys fuckin' roxxx and we had a great time with all of you dudes and of course thank you so much to the Awesome crew: Romain (Merch), Tom (Tech-sound), Remy (Holy driver).

"Join us on Facebook to show all pics! More shows have to come... Stay tuned!"

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Toxic Holocaust Announces North American Tour

Portland Oregon punk/thrash band Toxic Holocaust will be starting a North American Tour in 2012 with punk legends the English Dogs, The Casualties and Havok. Below is a listing of all the dates so far:

2/10 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
2/11 Boston, MA @ Middle East
2/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
2/13 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
2/14 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
2/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
2/17 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/22 Portland, OR @ Branx
2/23 Oakland, CA @ The Pound
2/24 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
2/25 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theater

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Virgin Steele To Re-Release "Age Of Consent"

U.S. power metal band Virgin Steele will re-release the band's 1988 album "Age of Consent" on both 2CD digipak and double gatefold blue vinyl format. The re-packaged LP, complete with new photos and unreleased bonus tracks is set for release, on November 22, 2011 (North America), November 25, 2011 (Germany) and November 28, 2011 (EU) through SPV/Steamhammer Records.

Singer David DeFeis commented on the re-release: "Our good Friends over at SPV will be re-issuing our AGE OF CONSENT album in November 2011. To me 'Age Of Consent' is the album that I usually refer to as...'the one that got away album' in our career. When it was originally released it was sent out into the World without any promotion or fanfare, much like a soldier, catapulted onto a battlefield, naked and without any weapons. Because of this many people were completely unaware of its existence. Therefore we are absolutely over the moon about being able to present it to you once again. For this re-issue, I have re-mastered all the songs from the original source tapes, and...added several more "Bonus Tracks". Some of the bonus material features brand new compositions, and other tracks are covers that have been re-arranged and in some cases re-written. We hope that you will join us in celebrating our anniversary, and....we hope you will enjoy & play at maximum volume...these Barbaric-Romantic creations...."


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Eyes Of Soul To Release Debut LP

Italian progressive/power metal band Eyes of Soul has signed with Underground Symphony for the release of the debut LP "Cyberian Tales" in December 2011 (exact date not announced).

The band are streaming the song "Hang Hell" here:

Underground Symphony posted the following information about the band:

"Formed in Milan (Italy) in 2001, the band started off as a prog/power cover band on the name of 'Cyberian Tales'. Eventually they began writing own material and made it public on internet through Vitaminic, an international free mp3 website. More...

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M Inc. To Release Debut Album

Orlando, Florida-based band M Inc, featuring former Mantas/Death/Massacre/Flo guitarist Rick Rozz DeLillo will be releasing it's debut album "Taste the Hate" in November. M Inc. was formed by Rick and drummer Mike Mazzonetto (Pain Principle) in August 2009. Rick and Mike soon teamed up with Tim Vazquez (Devolve, CGM Studios) and Chris Jack (Devolve).

The names of the following tracks have been revealed:

Betray the Trust
Taste the Hate
Here I Am
Form the Line
Bone Dust More...

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Threat Signal Posts Album Preview Video

Canadian melodic death metal band Threat Signal have posted a album preview of the forthcoming self titled new release. The LP is scheduled for release on October 7, 2011 (EU) and October 11, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video here:

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Black Troll Winterfest Trailer Posted

A trailer for the upcoming Black Troll Winterfest was posted (seen below). The event takes place on November 12, 2011 at Rwe Halle in Mülheim, Germany.

Confirmed bands for the festival are:

XIV Dark Centuries
Chain of Dogs

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My Black Light Debut LP To Be Released In October

Italian gothic band My Black Light is set to have its debut LP "Human Maze" released through Massacre Records on October 28, 2011. The album was mixed and mastered by Daniele Persoglio & Rudy Coda Bertetto. Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove Design) is responsible for the cover artwork.

The track listing for "Human Maze" is as follows:

1. Energy Core
2. Being Human
3. Detriny
4. The Abstainer
5. Noise For Sale
6. Inner World
7. Deadline
8. A Lie For Eternity
9. Ideal
10. Guiding Light
11. Ti Sento
12. Unbreak My Heart

A video clip for the song "Detriny" can be seen this location.

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Mastodon Performance On Letterman Hits The Web

Mastodon performed new track "Curl Of The Burl" from the latest LP "The Hunter" (reviewed at this location) on the Late Show With David Letterman on October 5, 2011. The performance footage hit the web this morning. Check it out below:

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True Finalizing New Album

Brazilian death/thrash band True is close to finalizing the band's debut album, as of yet untitled, for Oversonic Music. The album was scheduled for earlier in 2011, but the band encountered some personnel changes.

Singer Marcelo Mattos had the following comments about the album delay, "We are finalizing the compositions and October 8 we will do an audition to choose the new bassist, this lineup exchange strong delayed our plans, but ended up giving the possibility for us to change something or another in our songs.”

The band's management, Metal Media Management, provided additional information on the band:

"Formed in 2006, the band creates a sonority that covers the Thrash to Death Metal. The themes addressed by the group walks in parallel with the chaos we live in today, talking about political, social and human issues.

"Over the years, TRUE had the honor of playing alongside big national and international names such as Korzus and Asesino (USA), W:O:A Metal Battle 2009 and was even invited as the opening act for Testament (USA) in Curitiba in 2009, concert which was canceled.

"In its discography we find a demo, an EP and a single. This latter, titled 'Welcome To Chaos' was released abroad by the label New Zealand Satanica Prods and the Egyptian label Set Prods. Soon the band will release more details on the debut."

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Iced Earth Debuts "Dystopia" Title Track

Iced Earth is streaming the title track from the forthcoming "Dystopia" on Revolver Magazine's website at this location.

"Dystopia" is scheduled for release on October 18, 2011 through Century Media Records.

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Hate Squad To Release New LP

German death/thrash hardcore band Hate Squad announced that they have completed work on a new LP entitled "Katharsis," which is due for release on October 28, 2011 through Massacre Records.
“Katharsis” was produced by Ralf Müller and the band. Tobias Huber created the cover artwork (see below). “Katharsis” will also be available as limited edition Digipak with 2 exclusive bonus tracks.

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This Is Hell Streaming Entire New LP

New York hardcore Outfit This Is Hell is streaming the entire forthcoming release "Black Mass" (see below). The album is scheduled for release October 11, 2011 through Rise Records.

This Is Hell - Black Mass by lambgoat

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Graveworm Offers New Song For Free Download

Italian melodic death band Graveworm are offering a free download of the song "See No Future" from the band's forthcoming album "Fragments of Death." The song is available at this location (email registration required). The full length release of "Fragments of Death" will be available through Nuclear Blast Records on October 21, 2011.

1. Insomnia
2. Only Death In Our Wake
3. Absence Of Faith
4. Living Nightmare
5. The World Will Die In Flames
6. Anxiety
7. See No Future
8. The Prophecy
9. Remembrance
10. Old Forgotten Song
11. Where Angels Do Not Fly
12. Awake (Bonus Track)

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Eclipse Eternal Signs With Archaic North Records

Canada's Eclipse Eternal have signed a record contract with Archaic North Records. The band's upcoming release "The Essence of Hopelessness" is slated for release on January 14th, 2012.

Archaic North made the following announcement:

"As of Thursday, October 6th, Eclipse Eternal proudly announce that they are signed to Archaic North Records; on Saturday, January 14th 2012, their newest and most powerful album to date, 'The Essence of Hopelessness', will be released upon the world. Recorded once again at Glen Drover’s Eclipse Studios, Eclipse Eternal has mixed the vicious, harsh nature of their previous album with an emotional intensity that is rarely seen in current Black Metal.

"They have delved into their innermost suffering and wrenched forth an album that is both poignant and memorable. From cold atmospheres to absolute chaos, from acoustic and spoken word interludes to ripping shredding, this album is as brutal as it is stirring. With lyrics swinging from Odes to ancient Pagan times to suicide to murder most foul, Eclipse Eternal holds back nothing on this third full-length album. This is Death Obsessed Black Metal at its best."

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Abomination To Re-Release First Two Albums

Death metal band Abomination will re-release the band's first two albums, "Abomination" and "Tragedy Strike" along with EP "Final War" and rare demos as a 2CD deluxe package on November 4, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. The new artwork and track listing for the re-release is as follows:


1. The Choice
2. Murder, Rape, Pillage and Burn
3. Reformation
4. Redeem Deny
5. Possession
6. Suicidal Dreams
7. Life And Death
8. Victim Of The Future
9. Tunnel Of Damnation
10. Follower (Bonus CD)
11. Impending Doom

Demo (1988):
12. Over The Edge
13. Reformation
14. Impending Doom
15. Curses Of The Deadly Sin
16. Tunnel Of Damnation
17. Follower More...

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Cage Details New LP "Supremacy Of Steel"

San Diego power metal band Cage announced that the band has completed work on its sixth release entitled "Supremacy Of Steel." The album will be released on November 25, 2011 through Music by Mail (EU) and Heavy Metal Media (USA/Rest Of World).

The track listing for "Supremacy Of Steel" is as follows:

1. Bloodsteel featuring guest artist BITTERFROST
2. The Beast Of Bray Road
3. King Of The Wasteland
4. Metal Empire
5. War Of The Undead
6. Flying Fortress
7. Doctor Doom
8. Annaliese Michel
9. Braindead Woman
10. The Monitor
11. Hell Destroyer vs. Metal Devil

Bonus tracks:

Skinned Alive (Europe)
Blood White And Blue (USA and Rest of the World) More...

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Haven Denied Posts New Music Video

Portuguese metal band Haven Denied posted a new music video for the song "Our Lives Are Gone." The song appears on the band's third LP "Illusions (Between Truth and Lie)" which was released on September 9, 2011 through SG Records (artwork and track listing are included below).


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Meddlstadl Posts New Music Video

German folk metal band Meddlstadl posted a new music video for the song "Die Gedanken Sind Frei" ("Thoughts Are Free"). The song is available for purchase from the band's official website.

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Brand New Sin To Host New Album Listening Party

Syracuse, NY band Brand New Sin announced that the band will host a listening party for the forthcoming album "United State" on October 14, 2011 at SubCat Music Studios in Syracuse, NY. Fans interested in attending should register at BrandNewSinInfo@gmail.com. The album is set for release on October 25, 2011 through Goomba Music.

The track listing for "United State" is:

1. The Lord Came Down
2. Know Yourself
3. All My Wheels
4. Rotten As Hell
5. Elbow Grease
6. Infamous
7. Groups Of 5
8. Your Song And Dance
9. Goddess Of War
10. The Cup and The Lip
11. Bed Of Nails
12. Travel Well
13. What Do You Do For Money Honey
14. Glory Days
15. Sad Wings (Acoustic 2011)
16. The Wizard

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Negura Bunget Announces First North American Tour

Romanian progressive black metal band Negura Bunget announced its first full length tour of North America in what is dubbed the "Transilvanian Legacy Tour 2012." Supporting acts are Eclipse Eternal, Wolven Ancestry and The Way of Purity.

Confirmed dates and cities for the tour (venues to be announced) are:

Transilvanian Legacy Tour 2012 - US & Canada
Negura Bunget w/ Eclipse Eternal, Wolven Ancestry, The Way of Purity

04/20/2012 - New York (USA)
04/21/2012 - Montreal (CAN)
04/22/2012 - Quebec (CAN)
04/23/2012 - Halifax (CAN)
04/24/2012 - Montcon (CAN)
04/26/2012 - Ottawa (CAN)
04/27/2012 - Toronto (CAN)
04/28/2012 - Detroit (USA)
04/29/2012 - Chicago (USA)
04/30/2012 - St. Paul (USA)
05/02/2012 - Calgary (CAN)
05/03/2012 - Edmonton (CAN)
05/04/2012 - Kamloops (CAN)
05/05/2012 - Vancouver (CAN)
05/06/2012 - Seattle (USA)
05/07/2012 - Portland (USA)
05/08/2012 - San Francisco (USA)
05/09/2012 - Anaheim (USA)
05/11/2012 - Los Angeles (USA)
05/12/2012 - San Diego (USA)
05/13/2012 - Mesa (USA)
05/16/2012 - Albuquerque (USA)
05/17/2012 - Tempe (USA)
05/18/2012 - Dallas (USA)
05/19/2012 - San Antonio (USA)
05/20/2012 - Houston (USA)
05/21/2012 - New Orleans (USA)
05/22/2012 - Tampa (USA)
05/23/2012 - Atlanta (USA)
05/24/2012 - Charlotte (USA)
05/25/2012 - Baltimore (USA) - Maryland Deathfest
05/26/2012 - New York (USA)
05/27/2012 - Boston (USA)

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Leaves' Eyes To Perform Free Paris Acoustic Show

Leaves' Eyes announced that the band will perform a free acoustic show in Paris with supporting act Stream of Passion on October 18, 2011 at Le Klub in Paris. The bands will also be conducting a signing session for fans.

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Sick Of It All Posts New Album Trailer

Hardcore outfit Sick of it All has posted a new video trailer for the forthcoming album "Nonstop" (seen below). The album is set for release on October 31, 2011 (EU) and November 1, 2011 (North America).

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