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Metal News for October 9, 2016

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Darkh Releases "My Curse" Video

Darkh has released an official video for "My Curse," the second single taken off debut album "A Story Yet Untold," which was released on September 29th, 2016.

The album was recorded and produced by Rob Vitacca of Lacrimas Profundere at Weltraumstudios in Munich, mixed and produced by Stacy O'Dell (New York City, NY), and mastered by Steve Corrao (Sage Audio, Nashville, TN). Darkh's Touby Fisher commetns:

"The story of the song is about that special someone in our lives. And when we filmed the music video we didn't just want to capture a cliche boy and girl thing, we wanted something obscure and unique. And who doesn't love a bit of Grindhouse vibe!" More...

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Tutti I Colori Del Buio Streaming New LP

Italian hardcore horror punk quartet Tutti I Colori Del Buio just released the "Initiation Into Nothingness" debut LP this week, and now the full album is online for streaming below. Italian fans can also see the band live on these dates:

10/16/2016 Grind On The Road Festival - Rimini, IT
10/19/2016 Free Ride - Perugia, IT
10/20/2016 Scumm - Pescara, IT
10/21/2016 Arci Dallò - Castiglione Delle Stiviere, IT
10/22/2016 Novak - Scorzè, IT
10/23/2016 FOA Boccaccio - Monza, IT
11/12/2016 Arci Border - Torino, IT
11/18/2016 No Cage - Prato, IT
11/19/2016 TBA - Terni, IT
11/26/2016 Cs Baraonda - Segrate, IT More...

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Quicksand Dream Announces New Album

Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the forthcoming release of "Beheading Tyrants" from Swedish group Quicksand Dream on November 11th. "Beheading Tyrants," the band’s first release since 2000’s "Aelin: A Story About Destiny," is best described as epic metal with heaping portions of doom. Druz Del Sur comments:

"Don't expect Manowar-syle epic metal here. Rather, imagine a crossover between Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and mid-80s Manilla Road. That epic vibe resides not only in terms of heaviness, but also in terms of an atmosphere rife with introspective elements and a sense of impending tragedy. The bass lines assume the role of leader of the dance, perfectly matched by vocalist Göran Jacobson's sympathetic interpretation and by a clever use of guitars, with some great solos and diligent rhythmic work.

"It's no surprise that it took Quicksand Dream 16 years to provide the follow up of 'Aelin.' In some ways 'Beheading Tyrants' is an album from the past; one without the trappings of a band giving in to the urge to follow a specific style’s features, but rather to offer something personal to a dedicated audience." More...

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Just For Fun

Slayer Fan Rocks Out In Hurricane Matthew

This one's been making the rounds lately, showing one metal head who isn't planning on fleeing from Hurricane Matthew, and instead plans to meet the winds head on with... Slayer?

Check out the video below of a topless, American-flag waving metal fan rocking out in Jacksonville, Florida.

In the video, Lane Pittman is seen standing in a lunge position as he steadies himself against the wind before twirling his ginger locks back and forth. Thanks to Turbulence for the video upload. More...

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Alex Holzwarth Splits With Rhapsody Of Fire

Drummer Alex Holwarth (Serious Black) has followed vocalist Fabio Lione in his departure from Rhapsody Of Fire by announcing his own split with the Italian power metal pioneers.

In an announcement on Facebook, Holzwarth posted:

"My dear Rhapsody Of Fire fans! Some of you may know, I wanted to do something different since a long time and I feel the time is right to focus my energies on other projects. This means I won't be able to play with Rhapsody Of Fire anymore.

"My bandmates have known about this and they are supportive. I know it comes very soon after Fabio’s leaving but I feel that's the best moment to do it as the band is already working on the new line-up.

"I wish the Band everything positive and best luck for their new chapter with a new singer and new drummer. There will be a fresh line-up for an exciting future. I really trust ROF for finding the most suitable musicians. More...

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Sunday Old School: Asphyx

The Netherlands has always had a soft spot for hard music. The country has played host to many metal festivals over the years, most notably the Eindhoven Metal Meeting, where many of metal's most beloved names have performed and several have recorded live albums. Their contribution to the music itself has also been quite noteworthy, especially in the death metal field. Today we'll be looking at another of their more notable bands, Overijssel's, Asphyx.

Asphyx was formed in 1987 by drummer Bob Bagchus and guitarist Tonny Brookhuis, who soon recruited a second guitar player named Eric Daniels and singing bassist Chuck Colli. This lineup lasted for two years but only recorded two demos, "Carnage Remains" and "Enter the Domain" before replacing Colli with Theo Loomans for the "Crush the Cenotaph" demo, which itself was the last recording before Brookhuis quit the group. Left as a trio, they recorded an album entitled, "Embrace the Death," though due to label problems, it remains unreleased to this day. More...

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Azooma Premieres 2 New Songs From Upcoming Album

Iranian technical death metal unit Azooma premieres two new songs, taken from the upcoming debut full-length "The Act of Eye", which will be out in stores via Spain’s Xtreem Music on October 10.

Check out now "Act 1: Plague of Predator" and "Act 2: Umbra of Mirth" below. More...

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Vircolac Premieres New Song "Lascivious Cruelty"

Ireland's Vircolac premieres a new song entitled "Lascivious Cruelty", taken from the upcoming new EP "The Cursed Travails of the Demeter", which will be out in stores through Dark Descent on October 31 (CD and digital).

Check out now "Lascivious Cruelty" below.

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Upon A Burning Body Premieres New Song & Video

Upon A Burning Body premieres a new song and music video entitled "Already Broken", taken from the upcoming new album "Straight From The Barrio", which will be out in stores October 28th via Sumerian Records.

Check out now "Already Broken" below.

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