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Metal News for November 11, 2011

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42 news articles posted on this day.

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DIY Update: Introducing Google+ Pages

Here’s another one for all you social networking addicts. Google+ rolled out their answer to Facebook Pages this week, Google+ Pages, allowing users to create separate pages for companies, products, etc. Bands are one of the available categories, and you can create your own band page now with a few simple steps.

Getting Started

First, like Facebook, you need to set up your personal account. Set this personal account up as yourself and not your band. The rules of engagement are slightly different for the two types of accounts and I always find it annoying when someone is using a personal account to represent a product essentially.

Once you’ve got a Google+ account for yourself, it’s only a few clicks to create a page for your band. More...

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Anal Cunt Streaming Track From Compilation

A track from controversial act Anal Cunt's upcoming collection, "The Old Testament," has debuted online and can be heard through the player below. The track contains the band’s entire side of the 1991 split 7” with The Meat Shits.

This posthumous 2 CD collection of early works will see its release on November 22nd. Relapse Records commented on the collection:

"The Old Testament, the last completely authorized Anal Cunt release, showcases the band’s earliest and most forceful work. In addition to the infamous 5,643 Song EP and the bands' early split releases, The Old Testament also includes A.C.’s first demo (from April 1988) and last session in 1991, neither of which have been heard by anyone outside the band. The Old Testament includes liners penned by charismatic founder and songwriter Seth Putman shortly before his death, as well as an epilogue from original A.C. drummer Tim Morse, tons of never-before-seen early photos, and much more.

"A.C. courted controversy and melted minds with their unique brand of noise for over twenty years. Love them or hate them, the outrageous outfit built a cult following worldwide and became one of the most talked about underground bands of our time." More...

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Liberteer Signs With Relapse

Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Liberteer:

"Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of California anarcho-grinders Liberteer. The creation of Matthew Widener (Cretin, Citizen), Liberteer is a manifestation of total anarchy, driven by an incendiary lyrical message designed to burn the system down!

"The band’s debut album, entitled 'Better To Die on Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees,' will see it’s release on January 31st of 2012. The album artwork and pre-orders are available now at this location."

Widener commented on the formation of the band and the upcoming debut: "My thoughts on politics slowly changed over the past six years. In Citizen I had a sense of outrage about our government, but because it still supported the idea of state, it doesn't make much sense to me now. I've come to embrace the ideas of anarchy. The old band name, Citizen, represents a system of exclusion and nationalism, things I can't stand now, so I had to rename the band and change a lot of things. I think the good things about the music are still there—the thematic, major-key riffs, the d-beats and blasts—but the message is now pure.

"The album is one long song, with a handful of the coolest riffs reappearing as leitmotifs, like a pissed off opera made of blasts and d-beats. It's utterly relentless. Plus, there's a training montage at the halfway point."

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More Bethlehem Berlin Footage Available

Bethlehem has posted more footage online of the band performing live in Berlin. You can check out the newly posted clip below of Bethlehem playing "The 11th Commandment" and "Vargtimmen." Previously posted video from the show is also available by heading over to this location.

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Kyuss Lives! L.A. Show to Feature Scott Reeder

Kyuss Lives! has announced a very special one-off homecoming show, set for Friday, November 18 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will see the world famous band perform an extended two and a half hour long set showcasing songs from all of the band's records in addition to never-before-performed songs taken from the band's celebrated archive. This once in a lifetime, only in the U.S. gig celebrates the near total return of the California rock pioneers and will feature original Kyuss vocalist and front man John Garcia, original drummer Brant Bjork, original bassist and former Queens of the Stone Age four stringer Nick Oliveri plus "surprise special guests." Today, Kyuss Lives!! announces former Kyuss bassist Scott Reeder as the first guest slated to join the band at the highly anticipated show.

Reeder, who played bass on Kyuss' classic LPs "Welcome to Sky Valley" and "...And the Circus Leaves Town" and was also a member of doom legends The Obsessed, will share the stage with Kyuss Lives!! on what promises to be a momentous night in the band's ever-evolving legacy. Tickets for the Kyuss Lives! Los Angeles show on November 18 are on sale now at this location. Don't miss out!

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Kerosene Posts New Single Online

Kerosene has posted the single "My Obsession" online, which is available to be heard in the player below. The "My Obsession" single is taken off the band's new album "Face the Real," released on October 31st, 2011 through Lost Sound Records.

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The Alaya Conscious Streaming New Song

Chicago, IL based act The Alaya Conscious has posted a new song online titled "Grace," which will be appearing on an upcoming new album from the band to be released in 2012. You can listen to the song in the player below, or find more information on The Alaya Conscious via the band's Facebook profile here.

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Reign Of The Architect Reveals "Rise" Art

The sci-fi themed multinational symphonic prog metal band Reign of the Architect (featuring Yuval Kramer of Amaseffer) has announced the band's new album will be titled "Rise." You can check out the cover artwork for the release below, which was created by Eliran Kantor (Atheist, Sodom, Testament).

"Rise" is the first part of a two album saga and will feature appearances by Mike Lepond (Symphony X), Jeff Scot Sotto, Joos Van Der Brooek, and more. More...

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Freedom Call Announces New Album Release

German melodic metal band Freedom Call will release the new studio album "Land Of The Crimson Dawn" on February 24th in Germany, February 27th in Europe, and February 28th in the USA/Canada. Singer and Guitarist Chris Bay offers this news to the fans:

"We started in the beginning of September to record the first tracks for the new album. The band was working the past months intensely creative and did a fantastic job! Now we're happy and satisfied with the result and will finish the recordings in the next days!

"The new studio album will include 14 full-valued songs and some very special bonus tracks. The title of the new Freedom Call studio album will be: 'Land of the Crimson Dawn!' A new world, a new dimension full of attraction, fascination and illusions. Let us travel together, far beyond in any power of imagination, through the Valley of the Crimson Dawn, an illuminating part of the glorious Land of Light. Immerse into the world of craft to fight, to enjoy the excitement to survive or surrender. Always on the edge to reality..."

Freedom Call also has the following upcoming live shows:

18.11. GB-London - Underworld
19.11. GB-Manchester - Roadhouse
20.11. GB-Wakefield - Snooty Fox
21.11. GB-Newcastle - Trillians
22.11. GB-Grimsby - Yardbirds
23.11. GB-Birmingham - Roadhouse
26.11. CH-Zurich - Dynamo

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Vectors Posts "When The Bullets Whispers" Clip

Spanish Vectors has posted an official music video online for the song "When The Bullets Whispers," which is available in the player below. For more details on the band and to listen to more music available for streaming online, navigate over to the Vectors Facebook profile here.

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Mhorgl Streaming New Album Online

Having unearthed them for our readers in October, Metalunderground.com now presents the exclusive full album stream of Mhorgl's latest offering, "Heresiarch." The Perth-based blackened thrashers released "Heresiarch" in October through Sovereign Records.

“Heresiarch” is the follow-up to the band's highly acclaimed second album, “Antinomian” released early this year thru The Execution Kollective.

Here's the complete "Heresiarch" tracklisting:

1. Inheriting the Mantle of Power
2. Ophidian Legacy
3. Black Wolf Militia
4. Ravenous Wargod
5. The Seed of Rebellion
6. Fallen
7. Hostis Humani Generis
8. Impiety Storm
9. Soliloquy
10. Terror Manifesto
11. The Hubris Of The Departed
12. Purity

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Hypno5e Posts Tour Promo Video

French act Hypno5e has unleashed a tour promo video for the band's upcoming run of shows with Cynic and Chimp Spanner in Europe this December. This video also features a few new song extracts in raw and instrumental form. Check out the video clip below.

Dates for the European trek are as follows:

Sat, 12/3/11 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Village
Sun, 12/4/11 - Belfast, UK @ Limelight
Mon, 12/5/11 - London, UK @ The Underworld
Tue, 12/6/11 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Wed, 12/7/11 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Baroeg
Thu, 12/8/11 - Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde
Fri, 12/9/11 - Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Sat, 12/10/11 - Romagnano Sesia (NOVARA), Italy @ Rock’n’Roll Arena
Sun, 12/11/11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
Mon, 12/12/11 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Tue, 12/13/11 - Budapest, Hungary @ Club 202
Wed, 12/14/11 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randall
Thu, 12/15/11 - Prague, Czech Republic @ KD Kyje
Fri, 12/16/11 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
Sat, 12/17/11 - Osnabrück, Germany @ Kleine Freiheit
Sun, 12/18/11 - Lyngby, Denmark @ Templet
Mon, 12/19/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Tue, 12/20/11 - Amstelveen, The Netherlands @ P60
Wed, 12/21/11 – Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos Saa

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Morbid Saint Announces Hometown Show

After a painfully long hiatus, thrash band Morbid Saint will be playing its first live show in almost two decades on December 10th, 2011 in the band's home town of Sheboygan, WI.

“It currently is the purest form of Morbid Saint in all its brutality,” says founding member and current guitar player for Morbid Saint Jay Visser about the show in Sheboygan. “We will be playing mostly all of Spectrum of Death, songs off Destruction System, and new Morbid Saint Songs at the December 10th show in Sheboygan.” The show will be held at the SpeakEasy Bar and is part of a tribute to the late great Dimebag Darrel.

Although a full-length tour is not planned at this time, Morbid Saint will be playing shows in the United States in 2012 and is working on re-releasing the 1989 album “Spectrum of Death” with new songs added. You can see Morbid Saint live at the SpeakEasy bar in Sheboygan, WI on December 10th, 2011. For more information about the band visit the Morbid Saint Facebook profile here.

The band's newly reformed lineup is as follows:

Pat Lind – Vocals
Jay Visser – Guitar
Kevin Koski – Guitar
Bob Zabel – Bass
Randy Wall – Drums

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Devin Townsend Project Reveals Box Track Listing

The Devin Townsend Project will release the "Contain Us" box set on November 29th, 2011 in North America. The complete track listing for the release has now been revealed and will be as follows:

DVD 1
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, 2010
Coast promo video
Bend it Like Bender promo video
Supercrush promo video
Juular promo video
NAMM 2011 show

DVD 2 (Data disc with audio/video files)
NAMM 2011 show (audio files)
Audio commentary for all 4 albums
Live in the USA, 2010 (audio files)
1. Supercrush
2. Kingdom
3. Truth
4. Om
5. By Your Command
Bend It Like Bender song stems for remixing
Juular song stems for remixing
Poopynuggeteer's YouTube video clips
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Widow Posts New Song Online

After previously posting the "Embrace It" track online, U.S. power metal act Widow is now streaming another new song from the "Life's Blood" album. Bravewords is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "I Scream For Ice Queen" on the "Knuckle Tracks" player. Get your first listen here.

"Life's Blood" was released today via Pure Steele Records, and the track listing 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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Sieghetnar To Re-Release Demo

Ashen Productions has issued the following announcement about re-releasing the "Die Asche Eines Geistes" album from Sieghetnar:

"After 'Erhabenheit' (2009), another rare CD-R release from German act Sieghetnar's discography will be re-released with remastered sound. 'Die Asche Eines Geistes' consists of yet another long track of synth ambient with droning guitar layers, more melancholic and diverse than the material on 'Erhabenheit.' Mastering by Arjan Peeks (Tuianti Studio)."

The album is set for release in December, 2011 and a teaser trailer for the release is available below. More...

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Shadows Of Dawn Posts EP Online For Streaming

New Jersey's Shadows of Dawn is currently streaming the entire "Heliacal Rising" EP online, which is available in the player below. The band also commented:

"Attention fans, here it is, our full EP available for streaming for a limited time only, because we are such nice guys and you all have been waiting so patiently. Listen while its up!! Have an awesome National Metal Day - 11.11.11!"

Shadows Of Dawn - Heliacal Rising EP by Shadows of Dawn

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Cynic Streaming New EP

Cynic is set to release the "Carbon-Based Anatomy" EP this Tuesday November 15th on Season of Mist. The band is currently out on the road in support of the EP with 3 and Scale the Summit.

Pitchfork is now offering an exclusive opportunity to listen to the entire EP before it hits stores this Tuesday. Check out Carbon-Based Anatomy courtesy of Pitchfork at this location.

Cynic still has the following upcoming tour dates:

11/11: Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargos
11/13: St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/15: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/16: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex (UT)
11/17: Sparks, NV @ The Alley
11/18: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/19: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/22: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
11/23: Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

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Revocation Posts "No Funeral" Video

Revocation has released a new music video through Spin.com for the track "No Funeral," which is from the band's new album "Chaos of Forms." The clip was lensed with acclaimed director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye NYC (Municipal Waste, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Devin Townsend Project) and can be viewed here or in the player below.

Revocation has also announced a five-week North American tour in support of "Chaos of Forms" alongside Children of Bodom and Eluveitie. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found here, with tickets going on sale this Friday, November 11th. More...

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Blut Aus Nord Streaming New Album

Blut Aus Nord released "777 - The Desanctification" today in Europe, and the album will see release on November 15th in North America. In celebration of the release, the entire album is now available for streaming via Pitchfork.com at this location or through the player below.

Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification by dmp666

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Evoken To Enter The Studio

U.S. act Evoken has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio to record the follow-up to "A Caress of the Void" (reviewed here):

"The first 3 dates for the studio are booked, and we're ready to go. November 11, 12, and 13 we begin recording our new opus.

"We will be returning to the same studio behind 'A Caress of the Void' with Steve DeAcutis behind the board once again."

You can check out more updates directly from Evoken by navigating over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Code Of Hypocrisy Recording New EP

Code of Hypocrisy (previously known as Nomdella) is currently in the studio with Raul Cardoso as sound engineer in Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores, recording "Towards Sheol," the band's debut promo EP. Mixing and mastering of this work will occur during February/March of next year with a producer soon to be announced.

According to an update from mainman, Diogo Vilaça: “Code of Hypocrisy's new songs are like an volcano accumulating energy waiting the right moment to be unleashed.”

The artwork will be handled by Brazilian designer Jobert Mello from Sledgehammer Graphix. Some song titles set to appear on the EP include:

Headshot
Seven
Tears Of Rage
By The Ashes We Shall Walk

Meanwhile, video footage of the band performing live at AngraRock Music Contest 2011 can be seen below. More...

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Destruction Of A Rose Posts EP Teaser

Destruction of a Rose has posted a teaser clip online for the band's new EP, which can be found below. The band also commented:

"You've waited long enough... Destruction Of A Rose is proud to announce the addition of new vocalist Chris Foglia and his brother, DJ Foley, on bass. They are replacing Evan Foxx and Daniel Castro respectively; both of whom left the band earlier this year.

"The two brothers currently reside in the Phoenix, Az area. They have been collaborating musically and artistically their entire lives with a slew of diverse side projects under their belts. After hearing their past collaborations in bands such as Darkness Before Dawn and Revenant, the members of DOAR felt they would be a perfect fit.

"The band entered One Light Media in Las Vegas, NV early this October to record a brand new EP. The four songs contained within are some of the most aggressive, heart-wrenching songs DOAR has ever created.

"Destruction Of A Rose is currently working diligently on a release date for the new material as well as rehearsing for live performances/tour. Keep a watchful eye on their social media sites for a sneak peak of the new songs and other updates coming in the very near future." More...

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Breaking News

Black Sabbath Confirms Reunion, New Album

In a recent press conference, British heavy metal fathers Black Sabbath confirmed that they have reunited and that they will be releasing a new studio album, which will be produced by Rick Rubin. This will be their first album with the original four members in thirty three years.

In addition to this, the group confirmed that they will be headining next years edition of the Download Festival at Donington Park in their native England. After the headlining set, they will embark on a worldwide tour. You can view a video which confirmed thsse details below.

More details will be revealed as they become available.

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Gojira Releases Studio Video

French metal band Gojira, having recently signed with Roadrunner Records, is busy in the studio recording new material for an album that will come out in 2012. Gojira has posted a video of the band in the studio doing drum tracking, with more videos to follow on Gojira's official YouTube channel. More...

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Atheist Invades The Rock Band Network

Although not quite as impressive in the quantity department as many past updates, this week's lineup of newly added songs to the Rock Band Network features a nice blend of differing styles so there's something for any metal fan. Atheist, All Shall Perish, Halcyon Way and more have invaded the Xbox 360 version, while next week the PS3 edition gets another new song from Black Veil Brides.

The newly added Xbox 360 metal tracks are as follows:

Atheist - "Faux King Christ" (160 MSP)
Atheist - "Faux King Christ (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Spineless (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Life or Death" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The Answer" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Inversion" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Cascade Effect" (80 MSP)

This track will also hit the PS3 on Tuesday the 15th (North America) and Wednesday the 16th (Europe):

Black Veil Brides - "Heaven's Calling" ($1.99)

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While She Sleeps Posts Studio Video

While She Sleeps will be releasing a new, as-yet-untitled album in 2012. The band has now posted the first in a series of studio video diaries online, this one covering the drum recording, which can be viewed below. You can also check out a previously posted album teaser trailer by heading over to this location.

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Iron Savior Streaming New Track

German power metal band Iron Savior are streaming the new track "Heavy Metal Never Dies" from the upcoming album "The Landing" (heard below). The album is due for release on November 18, 2011 through AFM Records.

The song will be active for the next 24 hours, as the band's plan to stream one new track each day until the release of the album continues.

The track listing for "The Landing" is:

1. Descending
2. The Savior
3. Starlight
4. March Of Doom
5. Heavy Metal Never Dies
6. Moment In Time
7. Hall Of The Heroes
8. R. U. Ready
9. Faster Than All
10. Before The Pain
11. No Guts No Glory

Check out the track here:

IRON SAVIOR - Heavy Metal Never Dies (2011) by AFM Records

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Last Vegas Slashed

The Last Vegas are Chicago area rockers best known for being Guitar Center’s On Stage contest winners (prize was touring with Motley Crue), and their last album “Whatever Gets You Off,” which was produced by DJ Ashba (Guns N’ Roses), Marti Frederiksen, and Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, SIXX:A.M.). While their fans await the follow-up to their last album, the band has released a new music video for a song titled “The Other Side.”

Starring in the video is B-Movie star, Sybil Danning, who has starred in Rob Zombie’s (White Zombie) “Halloween” and “Howling II.” Fun Fact: Sybil appeared on the cover of the 1983 August issue of Playboy. Joining Danning in the video is The Last Vegas, consisting of Chad Cherry (vocals), John Wator (guitar), Adam Arling (guitar), Danny Smash (bass), and Nate Arling (drums).

The stage is set for the horror genre by the “normal every day” setting of a house in suburbia. Sybil is sitting on the couch. The band is in the house, spread around the living room. Cherry is sitting next to Danning on the couch. Given the “low budget horror” aspirations of this video, it makes sense that Danny Smash was not allowed a drum set, instead forced to bang out the beat on his knees.

It’s uncomfortable on the couch as Sybil just sits and stares (looking worried) while Chad Cherry SCREAMS into her ear the lyrics and chorus to the song. Inches from her ear, Cherry continues to deliver his vocals as Danning becomes concerned. Something is bothering her! It must be dinner time. Has the ham cooked too long? The screaming continues. The look of concern turns worrisome. Cut to the kitchen.

Dinner is served. If you ever wondered how to eat a feast like a rock and roll band this video offers three points: 1. Chug beer out of a glass (need to stay classy Chicago) 2. Always stick knives into the main course. Apparently a stabbing motion is preferred. 3. If you believe you have shoved enough mashed potatoes in your mouth you are probably wrong, there’s always room for more.

With dinner on the table Sybil is no longer worried. No, instead she looks at peace and has a cleaver behind her back. She is all smiles when she approaches Chad Cherry and slashes his throat. Blood splatters all over the kitchen, the band, and Sybil. Next, Danning kisses and caresses Cherry; rubbing his blood all over herself and then dancing. The band is dead at the kitchen table, in a pool of blood as Danning prances around the kitchen. A brief moment of concern returns, and then she remembers. Dessert! She goes to the oven and pulls out a sheet of chocolate cookies, of course, not before a drop of blood falls onto the cookie sheet.

A killer song and video (literally) that teaches us all a lesson: If you insist on screaming in someone’s ear you may get your throat slashed! The more you know…

The Last Vegas - "The Other Side"

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As They Burn Releases New Video Clip

French metallers As They Burn have released a new music video online for the track "Philosophical Research Society," taken off the newly released "Aeon's War" album. You can find the music video in the player available below.

For more details on As They Burn, and to check out more music available for streaming online, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Ex-Anthrax Singer Files Lawsuit Against The Band

According to the New York Post, former Anthrax vocalist Dan Nelson has filed a $2.65 Million lawsuit against his ex band mates, as a result of the way his departure from the thrash metal veterans was handled in 2009.

The singer maintains that he was fired from the band while other members have repeatedly said that he quit suddenly. Nelson says his ex-bandmates’ "intentional defamation" has caused him a loss of income and damaged his reputation.

The Manhattan federal court filing further charges that Nelson co-wrote the tunes on the band’s latest album, "Worship Music," but hasn’t gotten his fair share of the profits.

Read the full article at NewYorkPost.

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Prong Signs With Long Branch Records/SPV

New York act Prong have signed a worldwide deal with Long Branch Records/SPV. The band are currently working on a new, as yet untitled, album for release in Spring 2012.

Frontman Tommy Victor commented on signing with SPV: "I feel like PRONG has come full circle. We have the same energy and excitement about our music that we did at the beginning of our career. With Long Branch SPV we've found people to work with who are very supportive of us and what PRONG has accomplished so far in our career."

SPV A&R representative Maria Ouellette spoke about signing Prong: "We're extremely excited to welcome PRONG into the SPV/Long Branch Records fold! Tommy Victor's musical innovation and influence is far-reaching and inspirational, and exactly what we're about. We're proud that we can be part of their next musical milestone!" More...

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Godhate Posts "In Praise Of Sin" Video

Godhate has posted a music video online for the song "In Praise of Sin," which can be found below. The band also commented:

"The new Godhate video has been launched on youtube. Since I've already got some response on it claiming it to be demoralizing I will tell you that it's not! The song is about living life to it's fullest and don't care for what people might think of it. Life is to enjoy. Many things are symbolic and doesn't mean to encourage people to do bad things and to copy what happens in the video. Think for yourself and think beyond the boundaries."

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Huntress Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Huntress:

"The Californian band revolving around lead singer Jill Janus has joinded the Napalm family! The US metal outfit will release their debut in spring / summer of 2012."

The band also added, "Huntress is honored to be part of the Napalm family. We share the same vision. We're thrilled to have this opportunity and look forward to recording an epic debut album!"

You can also check out the previously posted Huntress music video for "Eight of Swords" by heading over to this location. Further details on the band's upcoming album will be announced as they are made available.

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Emptiness Streaming New Track

Belgian band Emptiness is set to release it's third full-length album, "Error," through Dark Descent in May/June of 2012. This album is the long-awaited follow up to 2007's "Oblivion." The band is streaming the title track from "Error," which can be listened to right here. Emptiness has also posted up a video for the song "Deafer" which is featured below.


Emptiness - Error by Blackout Studio More...

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Face Down Hero Posts New Music Video

German metal act Face Down Hero posted a new music video for the song "Reality (Divisions of Life)" which appears on the band's latest and fourth release " Divisions and Hierarchies." The album was released on August 26, 2011 and is available through Yonah Records.

Check out the video here:

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Raven Tide Posts New Music Video, Announces LP

Italian symphonic/gothic metal act Raven Tide have posted a new music video for the song "The Ascent," which will appear on the band's debut release "Echoes Of Wonder" and released on November 18, 2011 via Lost Sound Records.

The track listing for "Echoes Of Wonder" is:

1. Oblivion
2. The Ascent
3. Doom Reveil
4. Abyss
5. Frail
6. Frozen Madonna
7. Alfirin Alagos
8. Lucifer Bliss
9. Steal Me from Death
10. End to the Flame

Check out "The Ascent" here: More...

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Nightwish Posts Update On "Imaginaerum" Movie

Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish posted the following status update on "Imaginaerum The Movie":

"It`s Wednesday the 9th of November and the first single of Imaginaerum called "Storytime" is finally out today. It`s part 1 of a very long homecoming, 4 years in the making. Makes me feel a bit sad, fairly relieved and ultimately proud. Sad that a certain journey is finally coming to an end, relieved that everything worked out beautifully, and proud of the band members` and the fellow imagineers` effort in getting this colossal project together. Thank you.

I saw the first edits of Imaginaerum The Movie a week ago. Stobe and Mathieu have been working with the edits a few weeks now and the parts I saw were very convincing. The demo scores (by the tech wizard Petri Alanko) are working out wonderfully, even though we still need to toy around with them quite a bit. The special effects guys have also begun their work, so once we get all these layers together some truly mind blowing movie magic will be born. Basically now we just have to wait patiently and try not to breathe too much into their backs, and let them do their magic.

In the meanwhile, loads of promo and rehearsals still to be done.

Such exciting times,

-Tuomas"

The band recently released the music video for the first single "Storytime" at this location.

Nightwish also posted a video "About Storytime" that takes you behind the scenes, which can be viewed here:

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Furyon Posts New Music Video

U.K. act Furyon posted a new music video for the song "Don't Follow" from the 2010 debut release "Gravitas." The band recently signed on with Rock'N'Growl.

The track listing for "Gravitas" is:

1. Disappear Again
2. Stand Like Stone
3. Souvenirs
4. Don’t Follow
5. New Way of Living
6. Voodoo Me
7. Fear Alone
8. Wasted on You
9. Our Peace Someday
10. Desert Suicide

Check out the video here:

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A Conversation With This Is Hell

This Is Hell has turned out to be one of the more exciting thrash bands in recent memory, but it wasn’t always that way for this New York quintet. They originally took inspirations from the NY hardcore scene for their first two albums, “Sundowning” and “Misfortunes,” before taking cues from bands like Municipal Waste on last year’s “Weight Of The World.” Just a year later, they have completely turned into a thrash act with “Black Mass,” though not without a few hints of their past still present. I had a chance to speak to guitarist Rick Jimenez in late October about “Black Mass” and how long-time fans will react to this new direction for This Is Hell. More...

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Rammstein Posts New Music Video Online

German industrial metal outfit Rammstein has posted a new music video online for the song, "Mein Land." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's forthcoming compilation album, "Made In Germany 1995-2011," which will be released on December 2nd through Universal Music.

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Xandria Issues Album Update

Xandria has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming album:

"Hey everyone, exciting news! We are happy to announce the release date of the new, yet to be titled Xandria studio album! Please see below:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux and Italy: Feb 24th 2012
Spain, Finland, Sweden: Feb 22nd 2012
Rest of Europe: Feb 27th 2012
USA / Canada: Mar 6th 2012

"More release dates for other countries to be announced as soon as possible! But don't think we have been lazy. We have been recording and finalizing the album until last week. Check below to get a little insight on our recording sessions for the album. This very first part is documenting the recording of the drums, more parts will follow soon! Enjoy!

"PS: by December you should already be able to pre-order the album via Amazon and other outlets. We will keep you posted!" More...

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