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Metal News for October 7, 2013

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37 news articles posted on this day.

Wehrmacht Cancels European Shows

Portland's Wehrmacht has checked in with the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming European shows:

"To all of our European fans. Due to circumstances beyond our control the European portion of our January 2014 World Tour has been postponed.

"We are currently looking into other options for someone to bring us back as soon as possible. Sit tight! We will be back!

"We apologize to ALL of our fans (The Wehrmob) and to all of the individual promoters in each city. We did not want or expect this to happen 3 months before we were to leave."

You can find info on the band's upcoming tour dates over at Facebook here.

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Gypsy Chief Goliath Posts New Music Video

Canadian stoner metalllers Gypsy Chief Goliath, whose upcoming album “New Machines of the Night” is scheduled to be released worldwide on October 8th, have prepared a video clip for "Got No Soul." Check out the video clip below.

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Blood Of The Martyrs Posts "Swifty" Video

Blood of the Martyrs has posted a new music video online for the track "Swifty," which is available below. The song comes off the "Completionist" album, available now via iTunes here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Return to Spider Skull Island
2. Kano
3. Otto Aquarius
4. The Action Man (feat. Karl Schubach)
5. Humongoloid
6. H.E.L.P.eR.
7. Colonel Gentleman (feat. Micah Kinard)
8. Semper Fidelis Tyrannosaurus
9. Swifty

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Enthrallment Reveals New Album Artwork

Enthrallment has released the cover artwork for the band's new album "The Voice of Human Perversity," which can be viewed below. Enthrallment also comments:

"Two labels will release the new album and you can look at the cover below. Rebirth the Metal Productions & Grindhead Records will release the 4th full-length album of Enthrallment: both labels will distribute the album with the official distribution of Sevared Records. The album is expected to be released by the end of the year. Details will be revealed soon." More...

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Asking Alexandria Finalizes Tour Dates

The From Death To Destiny Tour trek kicks off at the end of the month, and the tour package features headliners Asking Alexandria along with support acts Sevendust, All That Remains, For Today, and Emmure.

The dates for the tour have now been finalized and will be as follows:

10/25-Dallas, TX @ Freaker's Ball
10/26-Lubbock, TX @ Freak Fest
10/27-San Antonio, TX @ Lonestar Metalfest
10/29-Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/30-Knoxville, TN @ Club NV
10/31-Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/01-Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/02-Lancaster, PA @ Reckless Fest II
11/03-Poughkeepsie, NY @ November Reign Fest
11/05-Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/06-Washington, DC @ 930 Club
11/08-Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/09-Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10-Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Metalfest
11/11-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/13-Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
11/14-St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/15-Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/17-Tulsa, OK @ Oklahoma Metalfest
11/19-Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
11/21-Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
11/22-San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/23-Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

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Desire For Sorrow Releases New Music Video

Czech Republic metal outfit Desire For Sorrow has released a new music video for "Stay Primitive," which can be viewed in the player below. For more info on the band, head over to the Desire For Sorrow Facebook profile here.

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Drugs Of Faith Posts Music Video

A new music video is now available for "Insanity," which is one of the four new songs hailing from the upcoming "Architectural Failures" 12" EP, the new release from Northern Virginia trio Drugs of Faith.

Witness the "Insanity" video in the player below, thanks to Invisible Oranges.

The "Architectural Failures" EP was captured with a crushing metallic production courtesy of the sessions at Developing Nations with Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Inter Arma, Ilsa, Coke Bust) and final mastering by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed). The EP will see release in mid-November as a one-sided 12" limited to 300 copies with a digital download via Malokul, the DIY label started by D.C. act Disciples of Christ.

Stay tuned for more tunes from "Architectural Failures" and new DOF tour actions to be proclaimed in the coming weeks. More...

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Ulver Streaming Full New Album

Ulver and Noisey have teamed up to stream the band's new record "Messe I.X - VI.X" before it hits stores tomorrow, October 8th, in North America.

Stream "Messe I.X - VI.X" in its entirety via the player below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. The album can be pre-ordered now as a vinyl, download and CD, which also features a 5.1 surround mix of the album, through the Kscope webstore here. More...

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Insurrection Streaming New Track

Assaulting witnesses in both languages of French and English, Quebec death metal band Insurrection is unleashing upcoming album "Prototype" on October 15th via Canadian label Galy Records.

Now the band is giving fans another taste from the album with an exclusive stream of the title track. Check it out on AxisofMetal.com here.

"Prototype" is the first crowd funded and third full-length album overall from Insurrection and was produced by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts). The album follows the 2010 "Fracture" and 2009 "Prologue" releases.

In additional news, Insurrection has announced the following tour dates in support of the new album:

Oct 12 - Bâtisse Industrielle - Trois Rivieres MetalFest - Trois Rivieres, QC w/ Hatebreed
Oct 19 - Petit Theatre - Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Nov 8 - Elks Lodge - Sydney, NS
Nov 9 - TBA - Halifax, NS
Nov 10 - The OC - Moncton, NB
Nov 11 - Baba's Lounge - Charlottetown, PEI
Nov 29 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Nov 30 - Bar Le Magog - Sherbrooke, QC
Dec 7 - Eglise St. Jean-Bosco - Hull, QC

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Ken Mode Wins Western Canadian Music Award

Winnipeg's Ken Mode has won the Western Canadian Music Alliance Award for Metal/Hard Music Recording of the Year.

The WCMA's were part of the 2013 edition of the "BreakOut West" music festival in Calgary. The band accepted the WCMA while away on the final leg of a European tour. More information about the WCMAs can be found right here.

Ken Mode also recently taped an exclusive performance on the BBC1 radio channel in the U.K. The performance was part of the "Rock Show" with music journalist/host Daniel P. Carter. Ken Mode entered the Maida Vale Studio in London on October 4th before an evening performance at Water Rats. A full list of confirmed worldwide Ken Mode tour dates can be found below. More...

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Killswitch Engage Announces Special Show

The Merciless Book of Metal Lists presents a very special show for the 2013 CBGB Festival in NYC. This intimate affair features Massachusetts metal giants Killswitch Engage at the 400 capacity Santos Party House on Saturday October 12th.

“This was originally going to be a secret show for our book release back in the Spring, but schedules didn't allow for it, so we stayed on it, and decided to do it for CBGB Fest,” states "The Merciless Book of Metal Lists" author Howie Abrams. He adds, “Killswitch Engage is one of my favorite bands; one which has reinvigorated metal in recent years, and we’re proud to be working with them to make this great night happen.”

Killswitch Engage is about to head out on tour in the U.S. with the mighty Lamb of God, with support from Testament and Huntress, and also wanted to offer up this unique event to its most loyal fans. NYC and tri-state area fans can catch KsE on this upcoming tour at Roseland Ballroom in NYC (Oct-25) and at Starland Ballroom in NJ (Nov-22).

Additionally, proceeds from the show will be donated to The FC Foundation, an organization whose mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and to educate about early cancer detection, in an attempt to put an end to late-stage cancer diagnoses.

Support for KsE will come from NYC's heaviest ladies (and two gentlemen) Eye Ra Haze, whose atmospheric brand of metal compliments the evening perfectly. KsE encourage fans attending the Santos show to bring proof of their purchased Roseland or Starland ticket to the merch area to claim a special KsE autographed item. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday October 8th at 10 AM via this location. All tickets are $25. Doors will open at 6:00 PM - show time is 7:15.

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The Ocean Posts DVD Trailer

On the heels of three long months of touring (North America, Asia, Russia) in support of latest album "Pelagial" (reviewed here), The Ocean has unveiled the trailer and pre-order for a new DVD.

"Collective Oblivion" is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on YouTube. Finally, fans will be able to order this thorough and expansive look at The Ocean's career and touring experiences, including the "Heliocentric" record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more.

View the trailer for "Collective Oblivion" below, and pre-order your copy now at this location. Also, The Ocean will be on tour throughout Europe October-November. The complete list of dates can be found after the jump. More...

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Imperial Triumphant Streaming "Goliath"

"Goliath," the latest EP from New York City black metal titans Imperial Triumphant, is currently streaming in full for all your deviant listening pleasures. Check it out below.

Featuring two disconcerting tracks of obscurely hypnotic grimness, "Goliath" was forged in February of 2013 at Menegroth the Thousand Caves, and engineered, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.).

A musically and conceptually comprehensive creation, "Goliath" revolves itself around the biblical accounts of Sodom and Gomorrah - two cities, synonymous with sin, and ultimately left in ruins under the manifestation of God's wrath on Judgment Day. Goliath serves as the soundtrack to the suffering - a fiery spate of perverted Deathspell Omegian riff sequences, angular pace shifts, and feral vocal cascades encased in an atmosphere of true, unabridged torment.

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Anthrax Bassist To Appear At New York Comic Con

MetalSucks has checked in with the following announcement about Anthrax and Monster Magnet appearing at the coming New York Comic Con:

"Next month, MetalSucks and Vertebrae33 will return to New York Comic Con for the third year in a row — and this time, our friends at Metal Injection are coming with us! The result? EASILY the most metal booth at the con!

"As has been the case for the past two years, in 2013 our booth will be stocked with brand new MetalSucks merch designs, free goodies from our friends at Nuclear Blast, and, oh yeah, some of metal’s heaviest hitters to sign your shit, take photos, and generally make you go all weak in the knees.

"This year’s guests will Monster Magnet guitarist/vocalist Dave Wyndorf on Friday, October 11 from 12-2 pm, and Anthrax bassist Frank Bello on Saturday, October 12 from 12-2 pm.

"We always have an amazing time at NYCC, and we’re expecting this year to be our most fun yet. Definitely come on by and say hello! Axl won’t bite, he promises.

"NYCC takes place from October 10 through 13. Four-day passes, three-day passes, and individual tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are already SOLD OUT, but there are still some tickets left for Thursday’s opening night festivities! Go here to get ‘em before they run out!"

More info can be found at MetalSucks.net here.

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Khadaver Releases Music Video

After releasing a music video for title track off "New World Disorder," Slovak cyber metallers Khadaver have unleashed a new video clip.

Check out "21st Century Antichrist" below, which also comes off the "New World Disorder" album. The video consists of footage shot at various music festivals throughout the year. Band leader Nihil Nix states:

“For a change we wanted to show how our live concerts look like, how we communicate with fans, and also some backstage shots just for fun. We are serious with our music and lyrics but when are on the stage it is always about two things – to have a good time and to do a great show.” More...

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Trivium Streaming Full New Album

Roadrunner recording group Trivium has premiered a full stream of the band's new record "Vengeance Falls."

The album, which arrives everywhere October 15th, can be streamed at the band's website here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Trivium’s sixth studio album, 'Vengeance Falls' marks a massive creative milestone for the acclaimed metallers. The collection – Produced by David Draiman (Disturbed, Device) – sees the band pushing the envelope on their own distinctive sound, a sonic approach that saw 'In Waves' hit #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” upon its 2011 release, not to mention a stunning top 15 debut on the overall Billboard 200 – their highest chart rankings to date.

"Roadrunner recording group Trivium also recently announced plans to expand their North American co-headline tour alongside DevilDriver this fall.

"The second leg of the trek is set to pick up on November 5th in Seattle, WA and then continue through mid-December. For complete tour information, please visit this location."

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Obliteration Announces November Shows

Obliteration will be touring during November alongside Degial and Deathronation. Dates for the trek are available below.

Obliteration's third album “Black Death Horizon” will be released November 11th (November 8th in Norway and G/A/S) by Indie Recordings and by Relapse in the U.S.

1st November Stockholm, Sweden, Pussy A-Go-Go
2nd November Gothenburg, Sweden, Truckstop Alaska
3rd November Aalborg, Denmark, 1000Fryd
4th November Tilburg, Netherlands, Cafe Extase
5th November West Germany, Germany Show needed!
6th November Brussels, Belgium, DNA Club
7th November Paris, France, TBA
8th November Olten, Switzerland, Provisorium8 w. Bölzer (ch)
9th November Parma, Italy, McQueen
10th November Ljubljana, Slovenia, Channel 0 w. Penitenziagate (sl)
11th November Prague, Czech Republic, TBA
12th November Krakow, Poland, Lizard King
13th November Germany / Poland Show needed!
14th November Leipzig, Germany, TBA
15th November Berlin, Germany, Blackland
16th November Copenhagen, Denmark, Stengade 30 w. Reverie (dk) More...

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Sepultura Announces Headline Tour

Sepultura will release "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must be the Heart" on October 25th, 2013. The band has now announced a headlining tour in support of the album.

A hand-picked triumvirate will support Sepultura on the band's upcoming European tour: Legion of the Damned, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Mortillery.

Dates for the trek are as follows:

07.02.2014 DE – Bochum, Matrix
08.02.2014 DE – München, Backstage /w Suicidal Angels, Fueled by Fire, Lost Society
09.02.2014 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
10.02.2014 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
11.02.2014 DK – Esbjerg, Tobakken
12.02.2014 DE – Osnabrück, Rosenhof
13.02.2014 DE – Berlin, C-Club
14.02.2014 PL – Katowice, Megaclub
15.02.2014 DE – Glauchau, Alte Spinnerei
16.02.2014 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
18.02.2014 SK – Zilina, Smerr Club
19.02.2014 AT – Wien, Arena
20.02.2014 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse
21.02.2014 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
22.02.2014 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
23.02.2014 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
24.02.2014 FR – Lyon, CCO Villeurbonne
25.02.2014 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
26.02.2014 ES – Barcelona, Salamandra 1
27.02.2014 ES – Madrid, Arena
28.02.2014 PT – Lisbon, Paradise Garage
01.03.2014 ES – Pamplona, Totem
03.03.2014 FR – Caen, Cargo
04.03.2014 FR – Rennes, L´Antipode
05.03.2014 FR – Paris, Trabendo
06.03.2014 NL – Den Haag, Paard
07.03.2014 NL – Enschede, Atak
08.03.2014 BE – Antwerp, Trix
09.03.2014 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar

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Beastmilk Posts New Lyric Video

Finnish dark post-punk troupe Beastmilk today premieres a lyric video for "Love in a Cold World," which can be viewed below, courtesy of CVLTNation.com.

The track hails from the band's forthcoming debut album, "Climax," set for international release on November 29th through Svart Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Death Reflects Us
2. The Wind Blows Through Their Skulls
3. Genocidal Crush
4. You Are Now Under Our Control
5. Ghosts Out Of Focus
6. Nuclear Winter
7. Fear Your MInd
8. Love In A Cold World
9. Surf The Apocalypse
10. Strange Attractors More...

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4ARM Gearing Up For Tour With Slayer

Australian thrash metal export 4ARM is gearing up for an extensive North American tour with the legendary Slayer, set to commence this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Direct support on the five-week-plus trek will come from French extreme metal act Gojira. A promotional video for the tour can be seen below.

When asked about the opportunity to tour with one of 4ARM's greatest influences, drummer Michael Vafiotis commented:

"It's no secret we have been hugely influenced by Slayer ever since we picked up our instruments, and now to actually be given the opportunity to tour with the band that I've personally grown up listening to for over to 15 years is beyond my wildest dreams. All I can say is that I can't wait to get back to North America and 'SLAY' the hell out of what will be the biggest tour of our careers to date."

4ARM is touring in support of its third studio album, 2012's "Submission for Liberty," which released on Rising Records. More...

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Death Angel Posts Another Trailer for New LP

Death Angel posted another trailer for the impending release of "The Dream Calls For Blood." The album drops on October 11th (EU), October 14th (UK) and October 15th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

1. Left For Dead
2. Son of the Morning
3. Fallen
4. The Dream Calls for Blood (see lyric video)
5. Succubus
6. Execution - Don’t Save Me
7. Caster Of Shame (streaming here)
8. Detonate
9. Empty
10. Territorial Instinct/Bloodlust
11. Heaven And Hell (Black Sabbath Cover) (Digipak Bonus Track)

Check out the latest trailer clip here: More...

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White Wizzard Cancels Rest Of European Tour

Just days after the bizarre incidents that lead to White Wizzard's split with vocalist Joseph Michael, founder/bassist Jon Leon has announced that the band would cancel the remaining dates of the tour. The band was scheduled to continue the tour tomorrow in Germany with Dragonsclaw/Ex-Warlord vocalist Giles Lavery, but it appears it will not happen. In addition, the future of the band has yet to be determined, as Leon stated:

"Well everyone this really pains me to put up this press release. Due to Joseph Michael refusing to perform and numerous other issues once again with a lead singer, the 4 of us and the band Monument have decided it is best to bow out of this current tour and cut our losses. This cancellation is the 100 percent fault of Joseph Michael and his refusal to perform with us for his own selfish reasons.

"I have also determined that he has been lying to everyone about his relation to Ronnie James Dio. It is a flat out lie. Plain and simple. We have had numerous issues with him over the past year, but lying about that is a huge deal to me and led to the arguments I had with him on this current tour which snowballed into this....and of course his refusal to perform 2 shows for his own personal reasons and games when a crowd of fans is waiting were just too much to deal with. He is probably spreading a ton of lies about me as we speak, to which I say believe what you want. The guy is full of stories. No money has been stolen I assure you. The rest of the band can attest to that.

"I understand this sucks for the fans. This band has been spinal tap and I know since it is my band most will blame me, but there is plenty of blame to go around over the years I assure you. I am an easy scapegoat though. I think at this point our priorities will be to fulfill the indie gogo now that we will be home early and take some time off. We will be including an extra shirt for every fan for the delay.

"We really appreciate those of you that have stuck with us over time. Thank you to all the fans especially in Cardiff and London for kicking ass in support on that difficult night. We love you all. The future of the band shall be determined over some time off."

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Stormzone Streaming Exclusive New Track

Northern Ireland's Stormzone - featuring Ex-Sweet Savage vocalist John "Harv" Harbinson - is streaming the exclusive new track "Coming Home." The song was was recorded as a "thank you to all the radio stations around the world who have been supporting Stormzone since the release of our new album 'Three Kings'."

"Coming Home" is about thoughts and memories helping to ease the sadness or hardship of being in a hostile environment or simply out of your comfort zone! Check it out here:

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Satan's Wrath Streaming New Track

Greek black thrash act Satan's Wrath - featuring Ex-Electric Wizard bassist Tas Danazoglou on vocals, drums and bass - are streaming the new track "Die White Witch Die" from the upcoming sophomore LP "Aeons of Satan's Reign." The album is set for release via Metal Blade Records on November 8th (G/A/S), November 11th (Rest of EU) and November 12th (North America) via Metal Blade Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Only Satan Is Lord
2. Die White Witch Die
3. Archfiend
4. Ecstasies of Sorcery
5. Satan's Blood, Lucifer's Fire
6. All of Us Witches
7. Lives of the Necromancers
8. Aeons of Satan's Reign More...

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Poison Idea Announces Reissue

Following last year's resurrection of "Darby Crash Rides Again" and "The Fatal Erection Years," Southern Lord is preparing to deliver the latest release in a series of reissues from Poison Idea's potent catalog, with an expanded edition of the band's 1986 LP, "Kings of Punk."

Southern Lord will re-unleash the 2xCD "Bloated Edition" of this beast in North America on November 26th. The following press release was also issued:

"An unmistakable rager of an album by the Portland hardcore berzerkers, on their second full-length Poison Idea had begun tightening their blazing nailbomb eruptions of noise of their earliest material reflected, and where they really began developing what would become their signature sound. Kicking off with the riff Discharge wish they had written, Kings of Punk is a big, bold slab of premium American hardcore, with undertones of the hard rockin' bombast which would define their later works. From the crazed splutter of 'God Not God,' tripping over itself in a wonderful mess of distress, to the sneering blast of 'Made To Be Broken,' this is Poison Idea at their unparalleled, grittiest, snottiest best.

"Kings of Punk perfectly encapsulates one of the most important bands of the era who took the template of the early '80s and perverted it to fit their own twisted desires. The three live sets, taken from the years '84-'86, offer an even more revealing snapshot of Poison Idea in their destructive prime, drawling insults at the audience, the world and themselves and filling two full CDs, brought kicking and thrashing back to life by Jack Control (World Burns to Death). As well as the unhinged audio content, this reissueis packed with liner notes, archive flyers and photos of the band from the era."

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Artillery Streaming New Track "Chill My Bones"

Legendary Danish thrash band Artillery is streaming the new track "Chill My Bones (Burn My Flesh)." The song appears on the upcoming new release - entitled "Legions" - which is due out November 26th (USA), November 22nd (G/A/S) and November 25th (EU) via Metal Blade Records. The album is the first studio release to feature vocalist Michael Bastholm Dahl (Ripe) and drummer Josua Madsen (Ex-Club Hell), both of who joined the band in 2012.

The track listing for "Legions" is:

1. Chill My Bones (Burn My Flesh)
2. God Feather
3. Legions
4. Wardrum Heartbeat
5. Global Flatline
6. Dies Irae
7. Anno Requiem
8. Enslaved to the Nether
9. Doctor Evil
10. Ethos of Wrath More...

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Monster Magnet Premieres "Mindless Ones" Video

Monster Magnet completed work on a video for the song "Mindless Ones" and has teamed up with Metal Injection for the premiere at this location (also shown below). The video was directed by Tom Scharpling.

The track appears on the new album "Last Patrol," which is set for release on October 15th via Napalm Records. Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano produced "Last Patrol," while Evil Joe Barresi mixed the album with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde. The artwork was created by John Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc. The album will be available as a Limited Edition Digipak which contains two bonus tracks, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.

Monster Magnet have confirmed an in-store performance and signing at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on October 14th at 7:00 PM. In order to attend you must pre-order the album to receive a wristband. Go to this location for more information.

The track list for the album is:

1. I Live Behind the Clouds
2. Last Patrol
3. Three King Fishers
4. Paradise (streaming here)
5. Hallelujah
6. Mindless Ones
7. The Duke (streaming here)
8. End of Time
9. Stay Tuned

Check out the video for "Mindless Ones" here: More...

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Timo Tolkki's Avalon Begins Work On Sequel LP

After the success of Timo Tolkki’s Avalon debut album "The Land of New Hope," which entered the top 100 album charts in 7 European countries (including a glowing Top 10 entry in Tolkki’s home country Finland), Timo Tolkki has started working on a sequel to his first Metal Opera, slated for a 2014 release on Frontiers Records.

Fans can follow the progress of the making of the new album, including writing and recording sessions and special cameos from the musicians and singers involved, from the new website www.avalonopera.com.

The entire cast of musicians will be revealed one by one in separate video blogs. Fans will be able to interact and take part to different phases of the production through the website and in the social media pages.

The confirmed cast of musicians/singers is once again full of internationally acclaimed artists, with some interesting twists and surprises. It will surely guarantee another masterpiece from one of the forefathers of Symphonic Melodic Power Metal.

The first singer from the cast is Simone Simons of Epica. She is not singing the main role on AVALON II - working title for the album - but will contribute greatly to the release.

Check out prologue video with Tolkki here: More...

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Ihsahn Releases "NaCl" Lyric Video

Emperor's Ihsahn posted a lyric video for the new track "NaCl." The song appears on the upcoming new solo release "Das Seelenbrechen," which is scheduled for release on October 22nd via Candlelight Records (see review here). Metal Underground.com just interviewed Ihsahn about the album - check it out here.

The track list for "Das Seelenbrechen" is:

1. Hiber (streaming here)
2. Regen
3. NaCl
4. Pulse
5. Tacit 2
6. Tacit
7. Rec
8. M
9. Sub Alter
10. See
11. Entropie (Bonus Track)
12. Hel (Bonus Track)

Check out "NaCl": More...

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The Devil Wears Prada Releases "First Sight" Video

The Devil Wears Prada released a new music video for the track "First Sight." The song appears on the band's latest album "8:18," which was issued a few weeks ago via Roadrunner Records.

The video was directed by Maria Juranic. Check it out here:

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Testament Posts "Dark Roots Of Thrash" Preview

Testament posted up a preview clip for the upcoming 2CD/DVD live release "Dark Roots Of Thrash." The live release is set to drop on Oct. 11th (EU), Oct. 14th (UK) and Oct. 15th (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list is:

Disc 1

1. Intro
2. Rise Up (see live clip here)
3. More Than Meets the Eye
4. Burnt Offerings
5. Native Blood
6. True American Hate
7. Dark Roots of Earth
8. Into the Pit
9. Practice What You Preach

Disc 2

1. Riding the Snake
2. Eyes of Wrath
3. Trial by Fire
4. The Haunting
5. The New Order
6. Do Not Resuscitate
7. Three Days in Darkness
8. The Formation of Damnation
9. Over the Wall
10. Disciples of the Watch

Check out the trailer: More...

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Human Fortress Posts Vocal Recording Footage

German metal band Human Fortress posted additional in studio footage from the upcoming release of "Raided Land," the band's first album in five years and the first to feature new vocalist Gus Monsanto (Symbolica/Code of Silence/Ex-Adagio). The footage shows Monsanto recording vocals with snippets of two new tracks "Gladiator Of Rome (Part 2)" and "Restless Souls" streaming in the background.

"Raided Land" drops on November 28th (EU) and December 3rd (USA) via AFM Records. The track listing is:

1. Raided Land
2. Child Of War
3. Wasted Years
4. The Chosen One
5. Shelter
6. Gladiator Of Rome (Part 2)
7. Dark Knight
8. Prelude
9. Pray For Salvation
10. Evil Curse
11. Restless Souls
12. Under Siege
13. Guard The Blind

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Epysode Posts "Fantasmagoria" Lyric Video

Belgian based power/progressive band Epysode posted a new lyric video for the track "Fantasmagoria." The song is the title track of the forthcoming sophomore effort, due out on October 11th via AFM Records. The song features Tom Englund (Everygrey), Ida Haukland (Triosphere) and Henning Basse (MaYaN) on guest vocals.

The track list for the album is:

1. File-41-80-2
2. The Arch (see lyric video here)
3. Morning Rose
4. Venom
5. The Black Parade
6. T.H.O.R.N.S.
7. Garden Of Exile
8. Raven’s Curse
9. Living Fortress
10. Fantasmagoria
11. The Inheritance
12. Now And Forever
13. Forgotten Symphony
14. Unreal

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Emergency Gate Releases "Moshpit" Music Video

German metal act Emergency Gate - featuring Ex-Suidakra vocalist Matthias Kupka - released a new music video for the track "Moshpit." The song appears on the band's latest LP "You," which was issued back in January via Golden Core Records.

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Monkey3 Posts "Birth Of Venus" Music Video

Swiss stoner act Monkey3 released a new music video for the track "Birth Of Venus." The song appears on the band's upcoming LP "The 5th Son," which is out via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

10/25/2013 GAS
10/30/2013 ESP/SWE/NOR
10/31/2013 FIN & BENELUX
11/04/2013 Rest of Europe
11/05/2013 USA/Canada

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Caliban Releases "The Oath" Music Video

German metalcore act Caliban released a new music video for the track "The Oath." The song appears on the latest LP "I Am Nemesis" (2012), which is available via Century Media. The band previously released a video back in June for the track "We Are Many," which can be viewed at this location.

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Magnum Unveils Artwork For New Album

Hugely influential British melodic hard rock group Magnum have confirmed the release date of the upcoming new album "Escape From the Shadow Garden" - the band's nineteenth studio album - as March 19, 2014 (Scandinavia), March 21st (Germany), March 24th (EU) and March 25th (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV Records. The album will be available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double coloured vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download.

The cover is once again created by famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy), which can be viewed here:

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