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Metal News for October 9, 2011

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Ecnephias Signs To Scarlet Records

Occult metal band Ecnephias has signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of the band's third album "Inferno," which contains lyrics in both Italian and English.

Band leader Mancan commented: "Those who follow Ecnephias and have an open mind towards extreme music, will not be disappointed by this new release. And for those of you who like comparisons, I would say that 'Inferno' is the perfect mix of Rotting Christ's more melodic approach, Paradise Lost and Dark Rock, with a very personal 'Mediterranean' and 'theatrical' touch. This record is for those who have always followed us and those who want to experience something new."

The new album "Inferno" will be released in December, 2011. More news on the release will be available through Scarlet Records.

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Mastodon Enters Top Ten In U.S. Album Charts

American heavy metal outfit Mastodon has entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the U.S. this week with their sixth studio album, "The Hunter," following it's release on September 27th, where it has has achieved the high position of number ten, becoming the band's highest charting debut position to date. It has also gained other high rankings in the American music charts hitting #2 Hard Music Album, #5 Current Rock Album, #9 Current Digital Album and #9 Top Internet Album.

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James Murphy Selling Testament Lyric Books

Guitarist James Murphy, known for his work with metal heavyweights such as Testament, Obituary, Death and others, has announced that he will be selling some rare Testament lyric books, which feature Testament lyrics in both English and Farsi. This is to help pay for his medical costs as he undergoes treatments to determine whether a cancerous tumour has returned. A message from Murphy reads as follows:

"If anyone wants one of these, I'm selling them, signed, for $15 via PayPal in the US, $25 to the EU. Just message me with the subject 'Testament Farsi Book'. It's a unique collectors item that compiles all of Testament's lyrics from the first several albums in both English and Farsi. I have a couple boxes of them, and I'll be using the proceeds for my prescriptions."

To contact James Murphy about the books, check out his official Facebook page.

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Paradise Lost To Enter The Studio

In a recent interview with Greece's Rock Overdose, Paradise Lost drummer Adrian Erlandsson (also known for his work with At The Gates and Cradle Of Filth among many others) confirmed that the band will soon begin recording the next studio album, the group's first since 2009's, "Faith Divdes Us - Death Unites Us." An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

Rock Overdose: What’s the latest news about Paradise Lost?

Erlandsson: "Paradise lost are writing songs for a new album, we are due to be in the studio in the middle of November. It will be released early next year. Also the Draconian Times DVD is due for release on November 7th. It features the show from the Draconian Times tour earlier this year in London. It sounds incredible!!"

Rock Overdose: Which are your next plans as a band?

Erlandsson: "Record and release the new album and then go on tour.

Read the full article at RockOverdose.

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Sunday Old School: Electric Wizard

Some bands are almost essential to their respective genres. If one likes thrash metal, there's a better chance than not that the same person will be an Exodus fan. If one likes grindcore, it's extremely likely they will also be a fan of Napalm Death and if one is a fan of doom metal, it's safe to say that Electric Wizard is somewhere in their CD collection. Rightfully so too, as they have released some of the best tunes not only in doom, but all of heavy metal. The band was formed in the market town of Wimborne, Dorset in 1993 by guitarist Jus Oborn after he left the band Eternal, joined in the venture by bass player Tim Bagshaw and drummer Mark Greening. After slugging it out in the live scene for two years, Electric Wizard were able to bag themselves a record deal with Rise Above Records, the label owned by Cathedral frontman Lee Dorrian. They soon released their self-titled, debut album which followed the traditional doom metal style, but was met with many positive reviews. They followed the record shortly afterwards by releasing, "Demon Lung," a split single which was shared with a band named, Our Haunted Kingdom, who themselves have now become a stoner metal favourite, though they are more recognised by their current name, Orange Goblin.

In January 1997, the group marked a milestone in their career when they released their second album, "Come My Fanatics..." which is today considered one of the best albums in the history of doom metal. "Fanatics..." was also labeled by many as one of the heaviest albums released in the 1990s and was followed by a slew of singles and EPs. This time of the band was not met without controversy. Guitarist and singer Oborn was arrested for possession of cannabis, as well as encountering health issues when he was hit by a collapsed eardrum and severed a fingertip in a DIY accident. Oborn was not the only member to have a run in with the law, as Bagshaw was arrested for armed robbery and Greening also found himself in trouble after he was charged with assaulting a police officer. Nevertheless, Electric Wizard arguably outdid themselves in the year 2000 when they released their third album, "Dopethrone." "Dopethrone" was instantly hailed as a masterpiece, with many today ranking it as one of, and in the case of Terrorizer magazine, the best album of the 2000s. The record saw the band adopt a more aggressive tone, leaving behind some of their psychedelic sounds in the process. More...

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Perturbacion Launches New Album

Tegucigalpa thrash metal band Perturbacion has just released their new album "Devastacion de la Serenidad," which the band wants to share with it's fans through a free download via this site. Below is a sampling of one of the songs, "Legado Antiguo," from the new album. More...

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Dark Funeral Live Footage Posted Online

Sweden's Dark Funeral announced the recruitment of new vocalist Nachtgarm earlier this year. Footage has now been posted online of Dark Funeral's first show with the new lineup at the Sweden Rock Cruise. Check out the clip below.

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Circle Of Silence Festival Footage Available

Footage has made its way online of Circle of Silence performing "The Supremacy is Time" at the Static Noise Festival. You can check out the clip below, or find the band's previously posted "Synthetic Sleep" music video by heading over here.

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Cipher System Posts More Track-By-Track Videos

Cipher System will be releasing the new album "Communicate the Storms" in North American on October 11th, 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The band has now posted the second and third track-by-track breakdown video clips for the album, which can be viewed below and after the jump.

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Mayan Issues Message To Mexican Fans

Symphonic death metal act Mayan has posted a video clip online of Mark Jansen and Laura Macrì discussing the band's upcoming shows in Mexico and Guatemala. You can check out the clip below. Footage of Mayan performing live in the Netherlands was also recently made available online and can be found here.

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Fallstaf Streaming New Song Online

Montreal's Fallstaf has posted a new song online titled "The Cost." You can check out the track by heading over to the band's Reverbnation page here.

A teaser trailer for Fallstaf's new album "Bastard Sons Of A Pure Breed," due out October 25th, can be viewed below.

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Blasphemy Posts Music Video

Death/thrash act Blasphemy, already with the albums "Revenge of the Beast" and "Guerra Asimetrica" to it's credit, has posted a video for it's new song "Fuera de mi Territorio" on YouTube. Blasphemy are currently recording more new material for an album to be released later this year. More...

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Chromium Releases New Video

Chromium has released a new video for the track "World of Lies." Their newest, eponymously named "Chromium," was put out earlier this year and this video actually comes from a song off their second release, "Confessions of a Hero." Chromium are scheduled to play at Merchfest, a large two-stage event taking place at Rockabilly's in Edenvale, South Africa on November 5th along with a couple dozen other bands More...

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Aiden Streams New Track

Seattle band Aiden are streaming the new track "Broken Bones" from the forthcoming LP "Some Kind Of Hate." The album is scheduled for release on October 24, 2011 through Victory Records.

Check out the song here:

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Lacuna Coil Posts Album Update Video

Italian gothic band Lacuna Coil posted a video update on the completion of the band's forthcoming LP "Dark Adrenaline." The full album is expected to be released at the end of January 2012 through Century Media Records. The first single "Trip The Darkness" is scheduled for release on October 9th, 2011 (UK), October 10, 2011 (Rest of Europe) and October 11, 2011 (North America).

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Anvil Announces European Tour With Saxon

Anvil announced that it will support Saxon on a fall European tour beginning in November. Anvil recently released a best of album entitled "Monuments Of Metal" and Saxon is currently on tour supporting the latest LP "Call To Arms."

Confirmed dates for Saxon w/Anvil are as follows:

November 15 Romagnano Sesia – Rock’n'Roll Arena
November 17 Lucerne – Konzerthaus Schuur
November 19 Kundl – Gemeindesaal
November 20 Salzburg – Rockhouse
November 21 Vienna – Arena
November 23 Halle – Easy Schorre
November 24 Bremen – Aladin
November 25 Lichtenfels – Christmas Metal Festival
November 26 Hengelo – Metropool
November 27 Copenhagen – Amager Bio
November 29 Malmo – Kulturbolaget
November 30 Gothenburg – Tradgarn
December 2 Stockholm – Munchenbryggeriet

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Eluveitie Posts New Episode On "EluTV"

Swiss folk band Eluveitie posted another episode of behind the scenes footage on EluTV (seen below). In this episode, vocalist Chrigel Glanzmann speaks about what inspires the music of the band.

Check out the video here:

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Hellbastard Seeks New Drummer

U.K. crust band Hellbastard announced that the band is seeking a new drummer on its official Facebook Page.

The post reads: "DRUMMER REQUIRED FOR RESPECTED WORLDWIDE "HEAVY" BAND. (CURRENTLY WRITING NEW ALBUM) STUDIO & LIVE WORK (LARGE USA/EUROPEAN FETIVALS ETC) WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR, OPEN MINDEDNESS & COMMITMENT ESSENTIAL. PLEASE APPLY WITHIN..."

For more information see the band's official Facebook Page.

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