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Metal News for November 14, 2012

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37 news articles posted on this day.

Humanity Delete Streaming New Song

Apoch's Metal Review has posted an exclusive world premiere of the song "Necromantic Sorcery" from "Never Ending Nightmares," the forthcoming debut album from Humanity Delete. The track, which is posted at this location, delivers more than enough violence to hold fans over until the album's December 4th release on Dead Beat Media. (Scroll a fourth of the way down the page to get to the widget).

Extreme metal's most prolific artist Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Revolting, Demiurg, Bone Gnawer, etc) has resurrected Humanity Delete, the project he formed in 2003, giving rise to this debut album "Never Ending Nightmares." The cover and inner artwork was done by Adam Geyer as well as Ironworx Gravefix and Dzul Skam. "Never Ending Nightmares" was recorded by Rogga Johansson and mixed/mastered by Ronnie Björnström.


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Polarization Parts Ways With Drummer

Los Angeles based act Polarization has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"We regret to inform you all that after years of hard work, touring, writing, recording and being an amazing friend, our drummer Tom Asvold has been forced to return to his homeland of Skärvången, Jämtlands Län, Sweden.

"This WILL NOT affect any of our shows/tour plans we have coming this winter/next year as we have been aware of this situation for quite some time now, and have found an amazing 'fill in' for Tom, who we can’t wait for you all to meet. More info on that later.

"In the meantime we wish our friend the best of luck in his journey. Here’s to you Tom! You will be missed."

For more info on Polarization, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Destroyed In Seconds Streaming Second Album

After a series of singles that it has released, Los Angeles band Destroyed In Seconds is finally streaming its entire second album, "Becoming Wrath," over at bandcamp. Formed in 2008, this full-length nine song album showcases the band's Swedish d-beat punk influence along with its roots in thrash and metal. D.I.S. contains current and ex-members of Phobia, Eat The Living, Mange, and Panties. Spring 2010 brought the release of their first full length “Critical Failure” through Deep Six (US) and Power It Up (EUR).


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Martyr Posts "Afterlife" Video

After a celebration of 30 years, Dutch act Martyr has posted a video clip online of "Afterlife" shot in the band's hometown of Utrecht. "Afterlife" is taken from the “Circle Of 8” album which was released late last year on Metal Blade Records. Check out the clip below.

A new Martyr official video clip for the album's opening track “D.I.” is planned for early 2013. The band is also working on another European tour for March – April 2013 and has started working on writing new songs for a complete new album to see release in late 2013 or early 2014.

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Derelict Offering Free Song Download

Montreal technical death metal shredders Derelict have made their song "Yours To Surpass" available for free download via Bandcamp, and the track can be heard in the player below. The song is featured on the band's new album, "Perpetuation" (reviewed here), released earlier this year.

"'Yours To Surpass' is about personal strength and determination," explains Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet. "Metal is typically very angry music, but we got a little tired of letting our negative emotions feed themselves, and so this song seeks to turn anger into personal power. You're only helpless if you let yourself be."

The song was also the focus of a recent feature via antiMUSIC network, in which Derelict explains the story behind the music and lyrics in more detail. Read it right here. A live video of "Yours To Surpass" from the Perpetuation album launch show in Montreal recently came online, which can also be viewed below. More...

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Grand Supreme Blood Court Streaming New Album

Dutch death metal tribunal Grand Supreme Blood Court will release debut album, "Bow Down Before The Blood Court," via Century Media Records on November 19th in North America. To hear the album in its entirety before its release, head over to Decibel Magazine.com right here for the exclusive album stream (a special introduction and track by track breakdown by Bob Bagchus (drums) is also available alongside the stream).

GSBC's main songwriters are former Asphyx axeman Eric Daniels and current Asphyx bassist Alwin Zuur (who plays guitar in GSBC). Vocal duties are being handled by Martin van Drunen and the band is rounded off by Bob Bagchus (Asphyx) on drums and bassist Theo van Eekelen (Hail of Bullets). More...

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Wolvserpent Signs With Relapse

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Boise, Idaho’s mysterious occult duo Wolvserpent. The label comments:

"Formed in 2010, Wolvserpent consist of Blake Green (guitar, vocals, keys) and Brittany McConnell (drums, percussion, violin) playing a masterful mix of apocalyptic doom, avant-orchestral drone and blackened, sepulchral ambiance. The duo will enter the studio to record their sophomore full-length entitled Perigaea, a four song 80 minute opus, this November with producer/engineer Mell Dettmer (SUNN 0))), BORIS, ASVA, EARTH) in Seattle and in Idaho at in their home studio.

"After a two year writing period, Wolvsperent first recorded the Perigaea 2012 demo (pronounced 'pear-a-guy-a') in Dec '11-January 2012. Choosing initially not to release it....but to hold onto it for another 9 months and re-write it, they are now offering it as a free stream at Bandcamp and download via their official site here. The upcoming full-length version of Perigaea will be an entirely different manifestation of the ideas heard on the demo."

Wolvserpent also commented on the recent signing and new material:

"We are very pleased to be working with Relapse Records on this upcoming album. We are excited to join forces and foster the potential of our best work to date. More...

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Woe Splits With Drummer

U.S. black metal act Woe has posted the following message online about parting ways with drummer Ruston Grosse:

"Ruston has decided to leave Woe to focus on his mastery of the dark arts. He will still appear on the new album and we absolutely wish him the best.

"In the meantime, we are looking for a new live drummer. You should be in the Philadelphia or Brooklyn area, have solid gear, flexible schedule, and be able to play our long fucking songs (one-foot blasts!) without passing out from exhaustion. Email chris@subvertallmedia.com. Here's Ruston tearing shit up last year."

This upcoming new album will be the follow-up to 2010's "Quietly, Undramatically" (reviewed here). More...

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Just For Fun

"Why Doesn't MTV Play Music Videos" Answered

The latest viral video with some tangential relevance to music is a comedic sketch by Brian Firenzi and Maria Del Carmen. In the skit, posted as an installment of "Ask A Network Head," Natalie asks the head of programming at MTV why they stopped playing music videos. Watch below for the answer (warning: NSFW language):

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Bilocate Writing For New Album

Jordanian metallers Bilocate have announced they are writing new material for an upcoming release to drop in the 4th quarter of 2013. Bilocate's Rami Haikal comments:

"2013 will be a very important year for Bilocate because it will mark the 10th anniversary of Bilcoateand for that reason, we will also make it a special year for our fans by releasing a new album. Writing new material has started already and we have a 4 new tracks ready. as expected from us some tracks are long and will take our fans into a new journey"

Further details on the follow-up to "Summoning the Bygones" (reviewed here) will be announced as they are made available. Meanwhile you can also check the studio report the band posted during the composing and recording of the "Summoning the Bygones" album below. More...

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In Virtue Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

California's In Virtue has posted a guitar playthrough video online of Trey Xavier performing the song "Witch Hunt" from the album "Embrace the Horror." Check out the clip below. You can also stream the album over at Bandcamp here.

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InnerSiege Releasing New Album

Roxx Productions has issued the following announcement about InnerSiege releasing the "Kingdom of Shadows" album this coming December:

"Inner Siege is America’s answer to the European Power Metal scene and this band is poised and ready to take the metal world by storm! Hailing from Peoria Illinois, Inner Siege is proud to announce they have inked a deal with Los Angeles based Roxx Records to release their debut full length CD.

"Inner Siege are proud to wear that Euro influenced Power Metal title on their sleeve citing such bands as Firewind, Kamelot, Dream Evil and Iron Maiden as some of their influences. Be prepared because once the world hears their debut release it’s easy to see they fit right in to that mold. Entitled ‘Kingdom of Shadows’ the band's debut is a concept album like no other, comparisons are already being made to such landmark conceptual albums as Operation Mindcrime by Queensryche. But they are no copy cats, as familiar as their sound may be this album is prepared to take the listener to a new level and on a whole new journey of the mind.

"To insure their debut album hits hard and leaves an everlasting impression on the world the band has enlisted some key forces in the Power Metal community to bring this release to life. Brought in to the project to mix and master the new release was none other than Fredrik Nordstrom of Dream Evil, who has also worked with such acts as In Flames, Opeth and Dimmu Borgir just to name a few. Also recruited to bring ‘Kingdom of Shadows’ to life through the brilliant cover artwork was multi-talented Brazilian/Potuguese graphic designer Gustavo Sazes who has done artwork for many artists through the years including the likes of such fine artists as Firewind, Kamelot, Dream Evil and even Arch Enemy.

"So be prepared to enter the ‘Kingdom of Shadows’ as we unleash upon the world the debut album from… Inner Siege! Set for release on December 11, 2012 pre-order packages are now available and going quickly!" More...

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Caught In The Between Streaming Songs From New EP

After the Hammer Open Air gig in 2011, Finnish act Caught In The Between took some time off to compose material for third full length album "The Asylum." The album is set for release in the late spring of 2013, but the band now offers some new material and additional bonus songs with the 2012 release of the "Horselike/Godlike" EP.

You can hear "Ready and Willing" in the player below, or stream/download the full EP over at the band's website here. The "Horselike/Godlike" track listing is:

1. Horselike/Godlike
2. Ready and Willing
3. First World Problems
4. Eternal (Paradise Lost cover, feat. Noora Korppi) More...

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Fake Idols Recording New Album

Fake Idols was formed from the union of three European bands in the hard rock/metal genre - Raintime, Slowmotion Apocalypse, and Jar of Bones. The following press release was issued about the band:

"The group announced its arrival on the scene with an explosive album that will surely please anyone who loves great songs and killer riffs, showcasing a surprising attitude in rock songwriting with their original and catchy sound. Fake Idols is currently recording their debut album at Raptor Studios (Dufresne), and soon the album title will be announced.

"Some of the members of all three bands were united in their search for new sounds and have decided to join forces in this promising new project, relying on their different backgrounds and different musical influences and styles in order to infuse their invaluable musical experiences over the years into the new album."

Fake Idols consists of:

Claudio Coassin (ex Raintime) - vocals
Enrico Fabris (ex Raintime) - drums
Ivan Odorico (ex Slowmotion Apocalypse / Raintime) - guitars
Ivo Boscariol (ex Slowmotion Apocalypse) - bass
Cristian Tavano (ex Jar of Bones) - guitars More...

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Man's Best Murder Posts New Track

Man's Best Murder has released another new track online titled "No More Cupidity," which comes off the band's "Born in Slavery" EP. Give the song a listen in the player available below.

You can also hear the previously posted "Born in Slavery" songs "Neverending War" and "Frightened" over at this location.

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PsychoBliss Announces EP Details

PsychoBliss, the female-fronted duo from Phoenix, AZ, has announced details regarding the band's upcoming EP, due for release on December 21st, 2012. The track listing for "Dreams of Dystopia" is as follows:

1. The Coldest Years
2. Don't Leave
3. Poisoned Fangs
4. Drifting Away
5. Finally Dead

In addition to the band's description of the new EP as being "dark and atmospheric," PsychoBliss adds, "Right from the beginning, we set out to create beautiful sounding music, with undertones of gritty black metal and manic depression. We feel it really turned out to be the embodiment of 'dark metal.'" More...

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Doomsday Streaming Self-Titled Debut

The self-titled debut from Chicago's Doomsday is available for public consumption now via the band’s newly founded Disorder Recordings. Cvlt Nation is also now hosting a stream of the entire short but pungent anti-human release at this location.

Doomsday recently undertook a week-and-a-half-long live trek through the Midwest and Northeast sectors of the country forecasting the end with malicious riffs alongside Krieg and Wolvhammer. Check out live footage below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Chicago-based Doomsday unites guitarist Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Wolvhammer, ex-Nachtmystium), guitarist/vocalist Jon Necromancer (Bones, ex-Usurper, ex-Nachtmystium), drummer Zack Simmons (Goatwhore, ex-Nachtmystium), vocalist Zion Meagher (Anti-Human Thesis, ex-Forest Of Impaled, ex-Nachtmystium) and bassist Bob Fouts (The Gates of Slumber, Chrome Waves, Apostle Of Solitude). A twenty-one minute assault, their self-titled debut was engineered by Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Twilight, Circle of Animals) and Carl Byers (Coffinworm), and melds the members’ cruel musical insight resulting in a depressingly grim crust-influenced blackened musical holocaust as invigorating as it is intimidating." More...

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Kuolemanlaakso Streaming Entire New Album

Today Kuolemanlaakso is streaming the entirety of the band's forthcoming "Uljas uusi maailma" album, set for international release on November 23rd through Svart Records. The stream comes courtesy of Finnish website Inferno, and can be found right here.

Kuolemanlaakso features members of Chaosweaver, Swallow the Sun, and Barren Earth. An English translation of the Finnish text for the included track-by-track commentary is as follows:

1. "Minä elän" - This is where it all began in the Spring of 2010. "Minä elän" is the first song I wrote for Kuolemanlaakso. The song starts out mellow but ominous, and it ends in an ultra-brutal guitar guitar rampage, which was obviously a concious dramaturgic decicion. V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, ex- Celtic Frost) - who co-produced, mixed, mastered, and engineered the album - sent me an email while mixing the album saying that the opening riff is the best riff he's heard in years, and he keeps hearing it in his head everywhere: while cooking, while driving, while doing dishes...everywhere. The vocal timing of the chorus has influences from French hip-hop.

2. "Kuun lapset" - This is sort of my own interpretation of Eino Leino's poem by the same name. When I was demoing the song, I tried out the vocals with that very poem. Because some of the lyrics fit rhythmically and thematically very well with the music, I decided to leave severel lines of Leino's original poem in the lyrics. The chorus of this song is probably my favorite from the album. It is dark, rugged, majestetic, and beautiful at the same time. I wrote the outro originally for Chaosweaver, but it fit this song better than anything else. The middle part of the track also features a guest spoken-word performance by my two-year-old son.

3. "Nostos & Algos" - The intro melody is possibly the closest thing this band has or will be to Amorphis. Usva (bass) modified it from the melody of the last chorus. This track is more or less a live-spirited jamming session without showing off technically. The lyrics deal with yearning for the past and the pain of losing the battle against time. More...

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Impending Doom Announces Chaos Reborn Tour

California's Impending Doom has announced "The Chaos Reborn" tour running this winter in continuous support of latest album, "Baptized In Filth." Support will come from Thick As Blood, Fit For A King, The Browning, Hearts & Hands, and label mates This or the Apocalypse. The dates are as follows:

1/04 San Diego, CA @SOMA
1/05 Tucson, AZ @The Rock
1/06 El Paso, TX @Open Gate Church
1/07 Albuquerque, NM @Launchpad
1/09 Denver, CO @Marquis Theater
1/10 Billings, MT @Manny's
1/11 Spokane, WA @The Hop
1/12 Boise, ID @The Venue
1/13 San Jose, CA @Musik Ink
1/15 Lancaster, CA @Industry Theater
1/16 Canoga Park @Cobalt Cafe
1/17 Anaheim, CA @Chain Reaction More...

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The May 4th Massacre Recruits New Bassist

Newark's The May 4th Massacre has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:

"So, as many as you know Kyle decided to leave. So for the last couple months we've been training a new bass player, and we are excited to announce that Ian Strencejewski is now a part of The May 4th Massacre. He's been a friend of ours for a very long time and it just makes sense. We are continuing to write and we promise to play a hometown show as soon as we can!" More...

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EyeHateGod Headed To Australia

Following a torrid Summer run of live takeovers across Europe and the West Coast, New Orleans’ minstrels of blown speakers and bruised feelings EyeHateGod will bring their audio wreckage to Australian fans for the first time ever.

The trek will commence November 17th with a local, pre-tour performance at Siberia. From there, the band will head to the land down under for a first show in Brisbane on November 21st before systematically leveling stages through Sydney, Canberra ,and Melbourne. And the beatings don’t end there: The Louisiana dirge miscreants will bring 2012 to a celebratory close with two shows at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn.

11/17/2012 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/21/2012 The Zoo - Brisbane, Australia
11/22/2012 Manning Bar - Sydney, Australia
11/23/2012 ANU Bar - Canberra, Australia
11/24/2012 Billboards - Melbourne, Australia
11/25/2012 Cherryfest - Melbourne, Australia
11/27/2012 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
11/28/2012 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY

In other news, EyeHateGod recently appeared in episode #27 of the HBO series Treme. Check out the scene below. More...

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Hatebreed Posts "Put It To The Torch" Lyric Clip

Hatebreed has premiered a new song online titled "Put It To The Torch," taken from the forthcoming new studio album "The Divinity Of Purpose." Check out the lyric video below.

The new album from Hatebreed is slated for release on January 29th, 2013 in the United States & Canada and January 25th in the U.K. and Europe (on Nuclear Blast).

Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta comments, "I'm pumped for everyone to check out our new song. Thanks to all of our fans for the continuous support! We're super excited to release new music and hit the road hard in 2013!" More...

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Sister Sin Cancels Remaining 2012 Shows

Sweden's Sister Sin has made the following announcement:

"We´re coming to you with some bad news today....

"Liv has had issues with her voice starting way back in 2007-2008, and it turned out to be a node on her vocal cords. To avoid surgery, she has been very strict with warmups, vocal exercises and whatnot, but nevertheless, things have taken a turn for the worst lately. After revisiting her doctor last week, it became apparent that surgery is now needed and unavoidable.

"So it is with great regret we are forced to cancel the announced shows and planned dates for the rest of the year. This is very common amongst singers and expected recovery is only two months, so we will be back stronger than ever in early 2013 and for the upcoming U.S. tour in February.

"Cant wait to see you all again on the road and thank you all for your understanding and support!"

Sister Sin released the album "Now And Forever" in October, along with a music video for the single "End Of The Line."

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Negator Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

Negator has issued the following announcement about entering the studio next month to record a new album:

"Soldiers! Since it has been quite a while, we’re finally back to bring you new blasphemies. From now on, we will update you on every Wednesday, 6.00 pm (CET) regarding our 4th record.

"By having that said, we are proud to announce, that we will enter the Hammer Studios in Hamburg on the 10th of December. There we will record our new album with well-known producer Eike Freese (Dark Age, Der Weg einer Freiheit among others) at the helm of production.

"To shorten the wait, we have a little special for you below. Spread the news and obey the only law PANZER FOREVER PANZER." More...

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Rotten Sound Releasing New EP

Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about inking a new deal with Rotten Sound:

"Season of Mist is thrilled to welcome Finnish grindcore maniacs Rotten Sound to its European roster! The band’s label debut will be a brand new EP entitled 'Species at War,' self-recorded at Nordic Audio Labs earlier this summer and mixed / mastered by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios. 'Species at War' will be released on January 18th, 2013 on CD, etched vinyl and digital."

The track listing is:

1. Cause
2. The Game
3. War
4. The Solution
5. Salvation
6. Peace

"Finding a strong label to release the EP and next full-length in Europe was our priority for this year,” vocalist Keijo Niinimaa comments. “We are very excited about this deal with Season of Mist and we can't wait to get back on the road with the EP. Take a deep breath, get exhausted with ‘Species at War’ and see you at the shows!” More...

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Misery Index To Release Live Album

In order to help the fans wait until the release of a next full-length album, American grindcore act Misery Index will unleash a live album this coming February 15th, 2013.

Entitled “Live in Munich”, this new offering was recorded at Backstage in Munich, Germany on February 18th, 2012. It will be released on hand-numbered LP, strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide. The cover artwork and track listing will be unveiled soon.

Misery Index will also be supporting Cannibal Corpse on the following tour dates: More...

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Rotting Christ Announces New Album Title

It was announced last month that Greek metallers Rotting Christ were putting the finishing touches on an upcoming album. Season of Mist has now posted the following brief message online about the album:

"The time has now come to disclose the release date and title of the band’s eleventh studio full-length. Rotting Christ's forthcoming opus is entitled 'Do What Thou Wilt' and will hit the stores on next March 1st. Brace yourselves, for this new album encompasses everything Sakis Tolis’ gang has been renowned for over its 25-year history!"

Further details on the follow-up to the 2010 album "Aealo" (reviewed here) will be announced in the coming months.

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The Prophecy Unveils "Salvation" Artwork

U.K. doomsters The Prophecy have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album,
entitled “Salvation," which is due out on January 21st via Code666 records. The follow-up to 2009's “Into the Light” was produced and mixed by Greg Chandler (Esoteric) at Priory Studio and mastered by James Plotkin (Sunn O))), ISIS and Pelican). The track listing is as follows:

1. Salvation
2. Released
3. Reflections
4. In Silence
5. Redemption

Frontman Matt Lawson commented on the cover artwork: “The album cover is a departure from the style of the last three albums, but when Code666 announced we could package the disc in glorious digi-pak with a 12 page booklet we couldn't help but go to town a little. The design fits the music perfectly and really captures the feel of the album. Sam at Dose Productions has done a fabulous job with the art and layout making this a product you’ll really want to own.” More...

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Season Of Mist Signs Complete Failure

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of the grindcore activists in Complete Failure. The label comments:

"The Pittsburgh, PA based band has completed recording their new album, slated for a February 15th, 2013 release (February 19th in North America). Entitled 'The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault,' this new opus is the band's tour de force, fusing ferocious speed and aggression with their iconoclastic stance and unwavering vision."

The band issued the following statement: “Written and recorded in its entirety, then scrapped and rebuilt from scratch, ‘The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault’ is as natural and honest an album as it is human, without the glitter of gimmick or remorse.”

Complete Failure has toured the world playing with bands such as Today is the Day, Misery Index, Revocation, and Fuck The Facts and appeared at festivals such as the Maryland Death Fest.

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Eibon La Furies Reveals New Album Info

Eibon la Furies will release the new album “The Immoral Compass” through Code666 Records at the beginning of 2013. The artwork can be viewed below, and the track listing will be:

1. The Compass Awakes
2. Immoral Compass to the World
3. Astronomy in Absences
4. Imperial Jackal’s Head
5. Flames 1918 (A Song for the Silence)
6. An Enigma in Space and Time
7. Who Watches the Watchers?
8. Conjure Me
9. Ascending Through Darkness
10. The Vanguard
11. The end of everything… (Or the beginning of it all)

Frontman Lord Eibon commented on the album: “Worship no one, bow to none. No gods exist here. You are your own compass (moral, amoral or immoral). The balance of greatness can be tipped either way. Ascending through darkness is our only way. The new Eibon la Furies album, The Immoral Compass, is a concentrated look at humanity through our own occult lens of avant-garde dark rock and black metal fusion.” More...

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Necrowretch Finishes New Album

French act Necrowretch, which signed to Century Media early this year, is proud to announce the recording and mastering of the band's debut album has been finished. This first album was recorded in late August at Blackout Multimedia studios in Brussels by Phorgath of Enthroned and is entitled "Putrid Death Sorcery."

Necrowretch's guitarist / vocalist Vlad comments: "We are extremely pleased with the way the recordings took place in Brussels as Phorgath of Enthroned put all his energy in this album and did everything possible to make those days in the studio a stainless experience. A first album is always a turning point in the life of a band and we were willing to push everything one step further while remaining faithful to our influences such as Merciless and Grotesque. We also wanted this album to be more personal and more varied than everything we have done in the past. All in all I think the mission is accomplished! We are now looking forward to puke on the face of the earth what Necrowretch has to offer on a full length album through songs such as Ripping Souls Of Sinners, Putrid Death Sorcery or Spewed From Hell. Our friend Milovan Novakovic from Montenegro is now working on the cover artwork and some shirts design that will symbolize our Putrid Death Metal!"

Jerry Maréchal, A&R at Century Media Europe comments: "Witnessing the band in the studio was a truly impressive experience to say the least! It was like seeing a beast come to life and I can't wait to see the face of people when this beast will cross their paths!"

Necrowretch will headline the Detest Records farewell show in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday the 15th of December at Magasin 4 with a very special show. Furthermore, a professional live clip with 3 cameras will be recorded at the occasion of this show in Brussels.

"Putrid Death Sorcery" will see its worldwide release on Century Media Records in late January 2012.

15.12.2012 Detest Records farewell show - Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
17-19.05.2013 Deathkult Open Air 2013 - Göllnitz, Germany

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Dirge Eternal Splits With Vocalist

Finland's Dirge Eternal has posted the following announcement online about splitting with the band's vocalist:

"Dirge Eternal is sad to announce that we are parting our ways with our singer Jani. There has been a lot going on in the band lately and everyone agrees that taking this band to the next level is not possible with the current line-up.

"Jani made the decision himself, so there is no firing involved or any other hard feelings. Jani will do the shows already scheduled for this year, but after that we hope to have a new singer onboard.

"Dirge Eternal thanks Jani for all the great times together and wishes luck in all the future endeavors. You will find the way, just stay at it!"

For more info and to hear music from Dirge Eternal, check out the band's Facebook profile.

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Bonebreaker Streaming Entire Album

Tijuana crossover band Bonebreaker is streaming its debut eleven song album "I Once Was, I No Longer Am" over at bandcamp. Bonebreaker features two members of the Mexican band Days Of Struggle and also features ex-members of Pope Benedict, Thanatology, More Than Words and Injury.

The album was recorded and mixed by Arturo León at Signature Sound Studios and Shady Elm Studios in September in San Diego, CA and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Artwork on the album, which was released on Negligent/Knowledge Records, is courtesy of Sergio Picos. Bonebreaker recently played at the Carry The Torch Fest in its hometown of Tijuana, Mexico. Stream the new album below.


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ReVamp Postpones Album Release

ReVamp's vocalist Floor Jansen recently joined Nightwish on tour to replace former vocalist Annette Olzon. ReVamp has now issued the following announcement about postponing the band's new album release due to the vocalist situation:

"Due to the changed situation in which singer Floor joined Nightwish on their world tour and summer festivals the band has decided to postpone the release. The new album deserves full attention and with the schedule as it is today is it not possible to do enough shows, tours and festivals.

"ReVamp wants to release the album in the fall of 2013. The exact date and more info about the possible tours will come as soon as possible. The recording of the album stays as scheduled and will start in December of this year! More info will follow on our website here."

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My Dying Bride Working On Four-Song EP

My Dying Bride recently revealed that it will be issuing an EP entitled "The Manuscript" early next year. This is what vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe had to say in a Metal Forces interview about the four-track endeavor that will come out possibly as early as April of 2013:

(The songs are) very similar to 'A Map Of All Our Failures' because they were written and recorded at the same time, except for one song.” It’s full on sort of epic death metal; it’s swords and axes, a proper warrior battle kind of track that’s almost medieval in flavour. You can almost picture the scene; it’s set in a snowy kind of mountainous landscape. There are sound effects and all sorts of mayhem going on in it, and death metal vocals not quite all the way through it, but near enough. It even has a Swedish title which because my Swedish isn’t great, I’m not gonna repeat here. I need to get the pronunciation right before I do that.

We’re probably gonna do a video for the title track which is currently called ‘The Manuscript’. It’s going to be done by Charlie Granberg who did the ‘Bring Me Victory’ video, but prior to that Charlie and My Dying Bride are working on a video for ‘The Poorest Waltz,' the second song on the album. There’s gonna be a video for that as well that will be a shot towards the middle of October. So yeah, a couple of videos from My Dying Bride are coming soon as well.

The Manuscript’s tracks will be similar in length to those included on 'A Map Of All Our Failures.' When we had 13 songs on the computer we were looking at three to four of them, and they were 7:47 which was a bit of a coincidence. We don’t know how or why that happened, but that was the case. There are probably a couple on the EP which are 7:47 as well. A song’s over when it’s over, and the evidence of that is 'The Barghest O’ Whitby.' We don’t try to aim for a three-and-a-half minute track to get a bit of radio airplay – that will never happen from My Dying Bride. If a song happens to be over in three-and-a-half minutes, that’s fine. That was just how it should be, but we never purposely try to write a song with any specific length. We all contribute and when we’re all happy that the song’s over – whether it’s three minutes or 30 minutes – it’s as simple as that.

Read the full interview with My Dying Bride over at Metal Forces.


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Atomic Head Readying Debut Album

Chilean thrash metal band Atomic Head has revealed the details of its new album "March of the Urban Zombies." The album will be released in March, 2013 and will contain a total of nine tracks, two of which were released previously on its self-titled debut EP in 2006. "March of the Urban Zombies" was recorded at DM6 Studios and produced by guitarist and vocalist Sebastian Galindo with Pablo Clares. The art cover was designed by Jumali Katani and the logo of the band was created by Chris Horst. The complete list of songs is the following:

1. I want You
2. March of the Urban Zombies
3. Atomic Dawn
4. Friendly Knives
5. Lie and Deny
6. The Punishment
7. Nuclear Attack
8. Payback Time
9. Nephilim


Tracks from the debut, self-titled Atomic Head EP can be streamed over at Digmetalworld.


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Amaranthe Posts Seventh In Studio Video

Amaranthe posted the seventh in a series of in studio videos showcasing the band's recordings of the sophomore effort. The release is scheduled for spring 2013 release through Spinefarm Records. In this installment, Jake E. records vocals and is forced to re-do Olof's solos.

Check out part seven here:

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