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Metal News for October 7, 2011

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49 news articles posted on this day.

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James Murphy Fighting Cancer Recurrence

James Murphy, renowned for his guitar work with Obituary, Death, Testament, and Disincarnate among others, has revealed on his Facebook page that the tumor he fought nearly a decade ago may have returned due to a high hormone indicator present during a routine bloodwork exam. He is scheduled for an MRI on the 11th of this month.

Several messages like the one below have been posted on his page, along with a Paypal account to help with his medical expenses.

"James Murphy A metal guitarist/producing legend is racking up the medical expenses, due to a relapsing brain tumor. I know how bad medical expenses can be in this great country of ours so please help out by donating via paypal to felissarose123@aol.com. Every little bit helps, whether it be 50 cents or a dollar, or more. Oh, and you can purchase these sweet CKY vinyls from Mr. Deron Miller, and all proceeds will go to help out James. Thanks"

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Heresiarch To Release New EP

Following the release of the demo "Obsecrating the Global Holocaust," New Zealand's Heresiarch will release a new EP, "Hammer of Intransigence," via Dark Descent records on November 3rd. The EP will have six tracks, and below is one of the songs, "Thunorrad." More...

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Almah Posts New Music Video

Brazilian-based melodic power metal band Almah, featuring Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi, has posted a new video for the song "Late Night in '85." The song appears on the forthcoming album "Motion," which is scheduled release on October 14th via AFM Records.

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Hot Graves Added to The Goregrowler's Ball

Florida, d-beat death/thrash artists, Hot Graves have been added to this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The group comes to the lineup as a result of Cephalic Carnage dropping off the ball, as well as their tour with Exhumed/Goatwhore and Havok

Another Florida-based death metal band, Hellwitch will be performing it's 1990 debut album, “Syzygial Miscreancy” in it’s entirety on Friday, November 18th.

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Doro Cancels Shows In Slovakia

Due to problems with the local promoter in Slovakia, Doro Pesch will not be playing the previously announced shows in Kosice and Bratislava. Doro commented on the cancellations:

"Dear Fans, unfortunately the two shows in Slovakia got cancelled due to promoter issues. It's a shame that we aren't able to play in Kosice and Bratislava.

"We are extremely sorry, we were so excited and were really looking forward to it. We hope to be able to play in the near future. For further information please get in touch with the promoter or venue. We love you guys.”

Doro also recently teamed up with Sister Sin to record a Motorhead cover song. You can find a video clip of Doro discussing the track at this location.

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Announces Best-Of Album

After eight studio albums in fifteen years and over 600 live shows, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter is presenting the band's first official best-of collection, "The Greatest of the Best." The release contains liner notes for each album, a complete history timeline, all lyrics, guitar tabs on selected songs, rare and brand new photos and of course the 20 best Reitersongs of all time. "The Greatest of the Best" is set for release on November 18th, 2011.

Commented by the band: “The youngest Rider fans were not even born when the debut album was released, so we can use the words 'cross-generational,' now. Who would have ever thought? Die Apokalyptischen Reiter would like to thank their audience with this CD, especially for their passion and loyalty. With over 100 songs, it was not easy to select the 20 best.

"So the band has searched their archives, set lists and guest books of the past, to find out the songs that have moved most. Musical boundaries and limits have never been subject to the selection on The Greatest of the Best. Packaging and the booklet could not be more opulent, the seaman yarn of the liner notes will even die-hard fans let their knees tremble. Rare and brand-new photos, an elaborate cover like for production as a studio album. The Greatest of the Best is a jewel.”

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Hypocrisy Offering Free Song Download

Legendary Swedish death metal act Hypocrisy has just uploaded the song “Roswell 47,” taken from the band's upcoming Live-CD/DVD “Hell Over Sofia.” This song was recorded during the “Long Time, No Death” tour 2010 at the Blue Box Club in Sofia, Bulgaria.

You can download the track for free here (email required).

“Hell Over Sofia - 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion” will be out on October 21st, 2011. Check out a promo trailer for the release below.

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The Red Chord Guitarist Announces Solo Project

The Red Chord guitarist and founder Mike McKenzie is currently finishing work on a solo album under the name Stomach Earth. The sole mastermind behind Stomach Earth, McKenzie wrote all the album’s music and lyrics, as well as sang and played all the instruments. He describes the work as “miserable and crawling doom/death metal with a heavy H.P. Lovecraft influence.”

A rough, unmastered excerpt of “Prolong the Death Watch,” a new song off the Stomach Earth debut, can be streamed now on the band’s Facebook page here.

Stomach Earth’s debut album will be released in 2012 on Black Market Activities. Stand by for more news about the album and live dates. Meanwhile, McKenzie and The Red Chord gear up to play Metal Suckfest, November 4-5 in New York, NY.

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Fair To Midland Announces Winter Tour Dates

Fair to Midland has announced a winter tour in continued support of the band's newest record "Arrows and Anchors." The dates will stretch throughout the midwest and west coast this December with special guests Dead Letter Circus and Aficionado. Dates are as follows:

12/1 Mesa, AZ - The Underground
12/2 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
12/3 Bakersfield, CA - B Ryders
12/4 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
12/6 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
12/7 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
12/9 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
12/10 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
12/12 Cedar Falls, IA - The Wheelhouse
12/13 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
12/15 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
12/16 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
12/17 Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
12/19 Akron, OH - Musica
12/21 St Louis, MO - Firebird
12/22 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music
12/23 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

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Dreaming Dead Reveals "Midnigthmares" Details

California death metal trio Dreaming Dead is readying to unleash a new full-length entitled "Midnightmares." The follow-up to the 2009 "Within One" opus was recorded from June through September of this year. All guitars and bass were tracked at the band’s own studio in downtown Los Angeles, while the drums and vocals were tracked at Architeuthis Sound, (where "Midnightmares" was also mixed). As an added bonus, "Midnightmares" features cover art by renowned metal artist Travis Smith, known for his striking work on records from Death, Sadus, Katatonia, Opeth, King Diamond and so many others. The artwork can be viewed below.

Commented Schall and Mike Caffell (drums, vocals), of the release: “With Midnightmares, we wanted to record an album based around the concepts of night and, obviously, nightmares. We shaped our lyrics as such, and wrote music to capture both the violent, chaotic nature of dreams and the quiet tranquility of the night. We also crafted the album to flow as a whole, symbolizing the progression of an evening into night, and then into dawn; as if the songs couldn’t exist without one another. And, yes, we’re still bringing the speed and brutality.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Wake
2. Corpse Mountain
3. Overlord
4. Exile
5. In Memoriam
6. Lapse
7. Into The Depths
8. Midnightmares
9. Departure

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De Profundis Posts Rehearsal Footage

U.K. act De Profundis will begin recording the follow up to the second album “A Bleak Reflection” in November, 2011. The band has now posted more rehearsal footage online, which can be viewed below. De Profundis commented on the clip:

"We share some of the rehearsal footage from 1/10/2011. Most of the rehearsal was spent running through the set for the gigs on the 6th and 8th in Liverpool and London, but we managed to run through and work on some new songs too."

You can also check out the band's previously posted video blog by heading over to this location.

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Conspires To... Comments On Writing Lyrics

U.K. metal act Conspires To... has issued the following update about writing lyrics for the band's upcoming second album:

"We are progressing nicely with album number 2 at the moment and have reached that stage where my attention is turning to the writing of the lyrics. Now generally at this point my listening habits vary, away from Carcass, Amon Amarth and the other brutal metal bands that I enjoy deeply, but really have no idea of what they are going on about (guess probably vikings for the latter!), to more articulate artists with something (or in some cases nothing) to say. This time around my selection has led me to give the subject of swearing in music some pondering. The questions being, is it Essential? is it necessary? should I be writing it? is it offensive?

"I will dismiss the last question out of hand, as I think for a genre of music that has given us Slayer, GWAR and Cannibal Corpse, it goes with the territory, and in fact even the tamest of metal bands are probably going to offend at least a small collection of puritans at least once! Case closed.

"So, what listen pleasure sparked the debate in my head? It all started when I bought a copy of Limp Bizkit's Gold Cobra CD (cheap) at Bangalore airport. Musically OK, not their best, but it did not take me too long to get utterly fed up with Fred Durst's swearing (and utter gibberish), there seemed to be no point to it other than to try to be big and clever.....of which it is neither! At this point I felt justified in not having included any swearing in any of our songs so far. I stood on the moral high ground and peered down onto the top of Mr Durst's red cap. More...

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Bal-Sagoth Announces Album Re-Issues

U.K. fantasy metal act Bal-Sagoth has announced that the band's last three albums "The Power Cosmic," "Atlantis Ascendant," and "The Chthonic Chronicles" are all set to be re-issued.

The new versions of the albums will be available on November 14th, 2011 in Europe and January 10th, 2012 in the U.S. These re-issued editions will be limited to 2,000 copies.

For further details on Bal-Sagoth, and to check out music available for streaming online, head over to the band's MySpace music profile.

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Patronymicon Working On New EP

Swedish black metal act Patronymicon has checked in with the following update about releasing a debut album and working on a new EP:

"Our debut album Prime Omega is released today trough this location. We are ready to record our upcomig ep in the middle of December, Prepare for 3 unholy facebreaker songs in the begining of 2012 Some new merch arrived today as well!!"

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Opeth Posts Final Album Breakdown Video Online

Swedish progressive metal legends Opeth have posted the third and final installment of their track by track breakdown of their new studio album, "Heritage." You can check it out below. "Heritage" is the tenth studio album from the band and was released last month through Roadrunner Records. More...

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Seeker Streaming New Song "Idolized"

Dallas, Texas based act Seeker (featuring members of The Handshake Murders, Syrens, and Dear Creator) has posted a new song online titled "Idolized." You can hear the song in the player below, or find more details on Seeker through the band's Facebook profile here.

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Widow Details New Album

U.S. power metal band Widow announced that the forthcoming LP, and first for Pure Steel Records, will be entitled "Life's Blood." The album is the follow up to the 2007 release "Nightlife" and scheduled for release on November 11, 2011.

The track listing for "Life's Blood" is as follows:

1. Lady Twilight (4:09)
2. Blood In Dreams (4:49)
3. Take Hold of the Night (3:39)
4. Another Fallen Angel (5:10)
5. Embrace It (4:23)
6. Behind the Light (3:26)
7. The Burning_Ones (3:12)
8. Live Beyond (5:01)
9. Judgment Day (3:46)
10. I Scream for Ice Queen (4:17)
11. Remembering (3:45)
12. The One I Know (2:50)

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Iced Earth Posts Fourth Webisode Ahead Of New LP

Iced Earth posted the fourth part in a series of webisodes (seen below) leading up to the release of "Dystopia" on October 17, 2011 (EU) and October 18, 2011 (North America) through Century Media Records.

Track listing for "Dystopia" is as follows:

1. Dystopia
2. Anthem
3. Days of Rage
4. Soilent Green
5. V
6. Boiling Point
7. Anguish of Youth
8. Iron Will
9. Dark City
10. End of Innocence
11. Equilibrium
12. Tragedy & Triumph

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Turisas To Join Aussie Soundwave Festival Tour '12

Finnish folk/symphonic band Turisas announced that they will return to Australia in 2012 as part of the Soundwave Festival Tour. The announcement reads:

"We’re happy to announce that Turisas will return to Australia next spring. The band will play as part of the Soundwave Festival in February-March 2012 in a diverse line-up with System of a Down, Machine Head, Watain and more.

"The dates are as follows:

Saturday 25 February – Soundwave Festival, Brisbane
Sunday 26 February – Soundwave Festival, Sydney
Friday 2 March – Soundwave Festival, Melbourne
Saturday 3 March – Soundwave Festival, Adelaide
Monday 5 March – Soundwave Festival, Perth

General ticket onsale date: Thursday 20th Oct (but there will be some earlier pre-sale dates for members only – see Soundwave website for details)"

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New Metal Tracks Hitting The Rock Band Network

It's a sad day for metal fans looking for something new on the Xbox 360 version of the Rock Band Network, with only a song from Attack Attack! being of possible interest in this week's lineup. PS3 fans are getting all the love this time around, with the Rock Band Network announcing it is now adding songs with 2X bass pedal support.

The following tracks hit the PS3 edition on Tuesday, 10/11/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 10/12/2011 (Europe):

After the Burial - "Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You"
Amberian Dawn - "City of Corruption"
Cynic - "The Space for This"

These PS3 tracks will also be available with 2X bass pedal support:

After the Burial - "Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You (2x Bass Pedal)"
Amberian Dawn - "City of Corruption (2x Bass Pedal)"
Asking Alexandria - "Morte et Dabo (2x Bass Pedal)"
Between the Buried and Me - "Alaska (2x Bass Pedal)"
Cynic - "The Space for This (2x Bass Pedal)"

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The Kennedy Veil Offering Song As Free Download

The Kennedy Veil, which recently signed to Unique Leader Records, is currently offering the song "Disciples of Dead Aeons" as a free download via the band's Facebook profile. You can also check out the track in the player below.

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The Safety Fire Posts "City Of Vultures" Tour Clip

The Safety Fire has posted a new video diary online from the "City of Vultures" tour with Rise to Remain and Bleed From Within. You can check out the clip below, or find previously posted tour footage from The Safety Fire by heading over here.

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The Devil's Blood Announces New Shows

The Devil's Blood has issued the following announcement about upcoming live performances:

"We are pleased to announce that on the most auspicious date of Friday January the 13th we shall partake in a ritual of Spiritual Darkness, and Alcoholic Enlightenment with our brothers of Urfaust in Hamburg's Markthalle. The day before this celebration of insanity we shall also move this caravan of damnation towards Berlin for a Ritual in Kreuzberg's Festsaal. We call to all the Children of Perdition to join us in these celebrations of Death, Chaos and Satan! More dates and support acts to be announced."

The Devil's Blood will also be releasing the new album "The Thousandfold Epicentre" on November 11th, 2011, and the title track is available for streaming here. You can catch the band live on the following dates:

Sat Oct 29 2011 Posthalle Würzburg Hammer of Doom
Fri Nov 4 2011 Munchenbryggeriet Stockholm With Watain and Malign
Fri Nov 11 2011 Vera Groningen
Sat Nov 12 2011 Turock Essen
Sun Nov 13 2011 Baroeg Rotterdam With Herder
Sat Nov 19 2011 Korjaamo Helsinki
Fri Nov 25 2011 The Underworld, london
Fri Dec 2 2011 Le Nouveau Casino Paris With Ascension, Urfaust, One Tail, One Head, Mare
Sat Dec 3 2011 Magasin 4 Brussel with Hangman's Chair
Thu Dec 15 2011 Szene Vienna
Fri Dec 16 2011 Dynamo Werk Zurich
Sat Dec 17 2011 Carlito's Way Milano
Sun Dec 18 2011 Pieffe's Factory Gorizia
Fri Jan 6 2012 Doornroosje Nijmegen
Sat Jan 7 2012 Trix Antwerp
Thu Jan 12 2012 Berlin Festsaal Kreuzberg
Fri Jan 13 2012 Hamburg Markthalle
Sun Jan 22 2012 Kyttaro Live Club Athens

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Mayan Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Dutch symphonic death metal band Mayan performing at Gigant Apeldoorn in the Netherlands on October 2nd, 2011. You can check out the clip below. Mayan was performing in support of the band's debut full-length album "Quarterpast" (reviewed here).

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Suidakra To Shoot New Music Video

Suidakra has checked in with the following brief announcement about shooting a new music video:

"Tomorrow we will start with shooting the new video clip 'Balor.' We're looking forward to work with David Thelen again.

"Have a great weekend our friends and we will post new pictures of the video shooting next week!!! Cheers."

"Balor" is taken off the band's "Book of Dowth" album (reviewed here). Suidakra will also be taking part in the upcoming "Darkness Over X-Mass" tour with Moonspell. Details are available here.

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Deadly Curse Posts "Making Of" Video For New Song

Brazilian melodic death metal band Deadly Curse posted a video showing the making of the band's new single "Blind Faith." The band are working on the song and a follow up to 2009's debut LP "Renegade." The debut release can be downloaded for free from Metal Media at this location. In addition, a teaser for the new single "Blind Faith" can be beneath the video here:

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Lord Volture Signs With Rock 'N' Growl Promotion

Dutch traditional band Lord Volture signed with Rock 'N' Growl Promotion. The band are set to release the sophomore release "Never Cry Wolf" on November 11, 2011. The album was recorded at Final Focus Studio and was produced by Yuma van Eekelen (Pestilence) and Bart Henneph of Textures. The album features a guest appearance by Cage vocalist Sean Peck.

The track listing for "Never Cry Wolf" is:

1. Never Cry Wolf
2. Taiga
3. Wendigo
4. Celestial Bodies Fall
5. Korgon's Descent
6. Minutes to Madness
7. Necro Nation
8. I am King
9. Into the Lair of a Lion
10. Brother
11. The Wolf at Your Door

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Susperia To Issue 10 Year Anniversary Compilation

Norwegian black/thrash band Susperia will release a compilation album marking the band's 10 year anniversary entitled "We Are the Ones" on November 11, 2011 through Candlelight Records.

The track listing for "We Are The Ones" is:

1. We Are The Ones (new song)
2. Devil May Care (orchestral version)
3. The Bitter Man (orchestral version)
4. Cut From Stone (orchestral version)
5. Nothing Remains (Eurovision Song Contest contribution)
6. The Hellchild (demo version)
7. Illusions Of Evil (demo version)
8. Of Hate We Breed (demo version)
9. The Coming Of A Darker Time (demo version)
10. Behind Consecrated Walls (demo version) (previously only available as bonus track)

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Toxic Wine Releases New EP

Toxic Wine is set to release their new five song EP, "Violencia en las Calles," with two of their older tracks remastered on it. Listen to one of the songs below, and the tracklisting of the EP is as follows.

Mentes Farsantes
Extermino Infernal
Manipulado
Procesion del Thrash
Desechos Corrosivos More...

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Zandelle Returns With New LP In November

New York traditional metal band Zandelle will release new LP "Shadows of the Past" through Pure Steel Records on November 5, 2011. The album is a re-issue of songs from the band's first self titled EP and self-released first LP "Shadows of Reality" (1998) along with three bonus tracks (1. a song recording during the creation of "Vengeance Rising"; 2. a brand new track and 3. a cover of Whitesnake's "Bad Boys").

Selected song previews can be heard a this location.

The track listing for "Shadows Of The Past" is as follows:

1. Ecstasy
2. Medieval Ways
3. Evil Entity
4. Angel
5. Darkness Of The Night
6. Bringer Of Doom
7. Soul Of Darkness
8. Queen Witch
9. Crimson Rain
10. The Warrior
11. Unleashed (Originally recorded for "Vengeance Rising")
12. Scream My Name (new song)
13. Bad Boys (Whitesnake Cover)

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Visions Of Atlantis Comments On Canceled Show

Visions of Atlantis has checked in with the following statement about the band's canceled appearance at the Rock on Fire in Tunisia festival:

"Attention VOA fans in Tunisia! We are sorry to say that VOA will not play any edition of Rock On Fire In Tunisia - NEVER! Don't believe in any rumors that are out there. The promoters of Rock On Fire have not been responding to our messages since we made it home from the cancelled show on September 3, nor have they paid us our expenses until this day.

"We have never experienced a worse and respect-less treatment than this. Even though we have been very patient and understanding and tried our best to play the show. We even traveled to Tunis without having confirmed return flights home!

"Tunisian infinity events is the most unprofessional concert promoter we have encountered in the VOA history. All fans & bands have to be warned - don't work with these people or buy tickets for any of their events! We are very sorry that lots of people were disappointed on September 3 and we URGE the so-called 'promoters' to pay back the money to the fans!"

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The Accused Announces South American Shows

The Accused has announced a string of upcoming South American shows alongside Dark Funeral and Gama Bomb. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more shows expected to be revealed soon:

09.12 – Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil) @ Music Hall
10.12 – São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Carioca Clube
11.12 – Rio Negrinho/SC (Brasil) @ Zoombie Ritual Festival
12.12 – Porto Alegre/RS (Brasil) @ Bar Opinião

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Immolation Premieres New Song "What They Bring"

New York death metal legends Immolation will be releasing a new digital EP titled "Providence" through Scion A/V Metal on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011. "Providence" follows-up the band's eighth full-length album "Majesty and Decay" (reviewed here).

Metalunderground.com is very proud to bring you an exclusive premiere of a new track off the EP titled "What They Bring." You can check out the song in the widget provided below, or click here to download the track for free.

The "Providence" track listing is as follows:

1. What They Bring
2. Illumination
3. Still Lost
4. Providence
5. Swallow The Fear

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Within Temptation Posts New Tour Vlog

Dutch symphonic band Within Temptation posted the first of a new behind the scene vlog series while on tour in Europe in support of current LP "The Unforgiving."

Check out the video below:

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Dead To Release New Album

Veteran Nuremberg grindcore/punk band Dead, around since 1990 and recently reuniting, will put out a new album "Hardnaked...But Dead!" on November 18th which shall feature ten tracks. Check out Dead's Myspace page to hear the band's earlier material, along with the trailer for the new LP which is posted below. More...

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Disguise Posts Audio Preview Of New Album

Italian black metal band Disguise, who recently signed with My Kingdom Music, have posted an audio preview of the forthcoming album "Second Coming" (heard below). The album is set for release on January 16, 2012.

My Kingdom Music posted the following about the release: "After 13 years of career Disguise give life to their most mature, complete and personal creature. 'Second Coming' reaches the highest levels of aggressivity giving voice to the most hateful and insane feelings of the human sickness. Perverse vocals and sorrowful atmospheres in the old Mayhem style, are the frame for a violent Black Metal with shades of modern Metal, enriched by the assault of the Death Metal as only Satyricon, Dark Funeral and Marduk have been able to performing during the last years.
It's a devastating work and will hit you like a merciless storm that will suddenly come on your heads!"

DISGUISE "Second Coming" album preview by My Kingdom Music

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9MM Posts New Music Video

German rockers 9MM posted a new video for the song "Wenn Träume fliegen" which appears on the forthcoming Napalm Records release "Dem Teufel ein Gebet" due out on October 21, 2011.

Check out the video here:

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Magnum Posts Preview Of New Album

British hard rockers Magnum are set to release the new album "Evolution" on November 14, 2011 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album consists of two new songs and re-recorded older tracks from the band's catalog. The band posted an album preview which can be heard below.

Track listing for "Evolution":

1. That Holy Touch
2. Just Like January
3. Brand New Morning
4. Immigrant Son
5. When We Were Younger
6. Out Of The Shadows
7. All My Bridges
8. Blood On Your Barbed Wire Thorns
9. The Visitation
10. Wild Angels
11. The Fall (new song)
12. Do You Know Who You Are? (new song)

MAGNUM - Evolution snippets by Steamhammer/SPV

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Stream Of Passion Posts New Music Video

Dutch symphonic band Stream Of Passion posted a new music video for the song "Collide," which appears on the band's latest release "Darker Days." The album was released this past July by Napalm Records.

Check out the video here:

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Epica Checks In With Studio Update

Epica has posted the following update on the recording sessions for the band's new untitled LP, which is set for release in March of 2012: "Updates about the new Epica album! Yves is recording the bass @ his homestudio in Antwerp. Isaac is finished with his parts!!! In about 10 to 12 days it's up to Mark and Simone to record their vocalparts :) In the beginning of November the choirs will be recorded."

A photo of Yves in the studio can be seen below:

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Lacuna Coil Posts Preview Of "Trip The Darkness"

Italian band Lacuna Coil has posted a video snippet (seen below) of the song "Trip the Darkness" from the forthcoming album "Dark Adrenaline," which is due to be released this coming January 2012.

The single is released today in Australia/NZ/Ger/Aut/Che/Nor October 9th, 2011 (UK), October 10, 2011 (Rest of Europe) and October 11, 2011 (North America) through Century Media Records.

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The Ritual Posts New Music Video

Italian metal band The Ritual posted a new video for the song "Show Me What You Can Do." The song appears on the band's forthcoming debut release "Beyond the Fragile Horizon" due out on November 15, 2011 via Baker Team Records.

Check out the video here:

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Oz Posts New Music Video

Scandinavian metal legends Oz have posted a new music video for the single "Dominator." The song appears on the forthcoming comeback album "Burning Leather," the band's first in ten years. The release date for "Burning Leather" is November 18th, 2011 via AFM Records.

Check out the video here:

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Shining Posts Video Trailer For DVD

Norwegian black/jazz band Shining has posted a trailer for the forthcoming DVD "Live Blackjazz." The DVD will be released by Indie Recordings on November 11th, 2011.

Check out the video here:

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Universal Studios Posts Video Of Alice Cooper Maze

Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA posted video showing behind the scenes footage on the making of the newest attraction for the theme park's Halloween Horror Nights 2011: Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare" Maze. The video has Creative Director John Murdy as well as Alice Cooper discussing the attraction.

A description was posted with the footage: "Enter the gruesomely twisted mind of shock rock legend, Alice Cooper, as he takes the stage in what is sure to be your final performance. Find your way through a labyrinth of razor-sharp guillotines, smell the burning flesh rotting upon electric chairs, and face off against deadly boa constrictors, demonic dolls and more!"

Check out the video here:

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Your Tomorrow Alone Posts Debut Album Preview

Italian doom metal band Your Tomorrow Alone is streaming an album preview (heard below) from the upcoming debut "Ordinary Lives" scheduled for release on January 16, 2012 through My Kingdom Music.

My Kingdom Music posted the following to describe the band's sound: "Their musical style, influenced by British Gothic/Doom metal of bands like Paradise Lost, Anathema, My Dying Bride, is enriched by progressive nuances that trace back to the 70’s rock scene, as well as reminding of the suspended and rarified and intimate atmospheres of bands like Opeth. "Ordinary Lives" signs a new step in the great tradition of the Italian Gothic Doom scene with great acts like Novembre, The Sun Of Weakness, En Declin. Just don’t be afraid to be enchanted by the pathos of these 9 gems of decadent sonorous beauty."

YOUR TOMORROW ALONE "Ordinary Lives" album preview by My Kingdom Music

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Motörhead to Release Live DVD/CD

Metal gods Motörhead will release their new live DVD and CD "The Wörld Is Ours Vol. 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else" on November 21, 2011. The live performances were shot from the band's latest tour in support of "The World Is Yours" by Sam Dunn ("Metal: A Headbangers Journey"). The April 9, 2011 show was captured in its entirety in Santiago, Chile with select footage from shows in Manchester, U.K. and New York. The package also includes interviews from the tour as well as a live CD.

The track listing for the DVD/CD is:

Live In Santiago, Chile:

1. We Are Motörhead
2. Stay Clean
3. Get Back In Line
4. Metropolis
5. Over the Top
6. One Night Stand
7. Rock Out
8. The Thousand Names of God
9. I Got Mine
10. I Know How to Die
11. The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
12. In the Name of Tragedy
13. Just 'Cos You Got the Power
14. Going to Brazil
15. Killed by Death
16. Ace of Spades
17. Overkill More...

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Deathstars To Release New Single

Swedish band Deathstars will release the new single "METAL" via iTunes on October 14, 2011. The song is one of two new tracks on the forthcoming best of compilation "The Greatest Hits on Earth," which is scheduled for release on November 4, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "The Greatest Hits on Earth" is as follows:

1. Death Is Wasted On The Dead (new track)
2. METAL (new track)
3. Death Dies Hard
4. Blitzkrieg
5. Motherzone
6. Synthetic Generation
7. Tongues
8. Blood Stains Blondes
9. Cyanide
10. New Dead Nation
11. The Mark Of The Gun
12. Chertograd
13. Semi-Automatic
14. Syndrome
15. Play God
16. Opium

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Rock and Roll HOF

Each year the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame releases their nominations and each year (except 2009) this band has not been nominated. This is not a new story, but is an annual migraine once you review the bands elected IN and those that have NOT been elected (or even nominated). MANY rock bands deserve to be in today, but I don’t believe any band has a more solid case. This band has become the Pete Rose of rock and roll minus the gambling. Author Disclaimer: I am a casual fan at best of this band. More...

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