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Metal News for November 16, 2012

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Chilean Education Compilation Streaming

The digital album "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon," which contains 14 bands from Chile is available now at this location for free download. "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" is a free album that gathered 14 Chilean metal bands and artists. Half of this list have recorded an exclusive track for this compilation, and the other half licensed their already released material with the only propose of protesting and making awareness of the cause of education. The complete list of bands follows. The first ten may be streamed and the last four are accessed when the compilation is downloaded. Stream it below.

1. RATZINGER - R3volucion (2012)
2. KRUDO - Codigos de Ignorancia (2012)
3. RADIO MOSCU - Que Hago Entre Las Filas (2012)
4. GROTESK - Bien De Consumo (2012)
5. PRIMITIVO - Hacia El FInal (2012)
6. PIROSAINT - Somos Legion (feat.Vastator/Raining) (2012)
7. SINSILENCIO - Alba (2011)
8. ULTRAMORTAL - Porque? (2010)
9. EGREGOR - Libera (2011)
10. REEX - Insurexion (2010)
11. AKBAL - Entre Tus Manos (2007)
12. UDK - Rechazo (2003) bonus
13. PRIMATE - Aun Vives Tanquilo (2001) bonus
14. THE REAKTION - I am Somebody (2012) bonus


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Star Insight Releasing New Single

Star Insight will be releasing a new single later this month through Inverse Records, and the band has also released a music video for "My Time Is Out," which can be viewed below. Inverse Records comments:

"Star Insight is a Finnish symphonic metal band which was founded 2005. The music is fast, moody, and heavy and there are also some industrial sounds.

"At the moment the band is working on with their debut album and the latest release 'My Time Is Out' single will give a hint for what’s coming. The single will be released November 30th 2012 through Inverse Records."

The single's track listing is:

1. My Time Is Out
2. Signs Of Victory More...

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Otep Posts "Fists Fall" Video Montage

Across the nation, Otep's tribe submitted live performance video footage to be included in her “Fists Fall” video montage. Check out the video montage below.

Otep's first ever live album "Sounds Like Armageddon" (11/05) is available at FYE for $9.99 until the end of the year.

Stay tuned for further updates on her sixth full-length studio album "Hydra," due out on January 22nd, 2013 through Victory Records.

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Acrimonious Streams New Song Online

"The Hollow Wedjat," the 5th track from Acrimonious' upcoming full-length album entitled "Sunyata," is available for streaming now through the player below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Typhonian occult metallers Acrimonious return with with a new rock-influenced and ritual-driven black metal release, wrapped in a classic heavy metal feeling. The band's second full-length album entitled Sunyata is due to be released on Agonia Records on the 28th November in Europe and 5th February in the USA.

"The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in Sitra Ahra and Unreal Studios with the assistance of Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Adorior, Ondskapt, Destroyer 666). It will be available as digital download, CD/LP with booklet and limited to 100 copies splatter vinyl with 20 page booklet including an A2 poster. The album can be pre-ordered at this location.

"Acrimonious is recommended for fans of old Mayhem, early Morbid Angel, Dissection, Necrovore, old Slayer, Mortuary Drape, Nifelheim, Malign and Iron Maiden." More...

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A Life Once Lost Streaming "Ecstatic Trance" Album

A Life Once Lost released new album "Ecstatic Trance" in North America on October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist. The full album is now available online for streaming via Bandcamp or in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Something Awful 04:02
2. Gnawing Lisp 02:55
3. Madness is God 04:04
4. Miracle Worker 03:05
5. Empty Form 04:21
6. I Am 00:45
7. The Blues 03:33
8. People Stare 03:44
9. I See, I Hear 03:16
10. I Sit Ill 03:47

You can also find a listing of the band's upcoming tour dates over at the A Life Once Lost Facebook profile here. More...

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Lightless Moor Signs With Wormholedeath

Italian gothic metal band Lightless Moor has signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group. Wormholedeath will release the debut album titled “Crying My Grief to a Feeble Dawn” worldwide through Aural Music Group.

The album was recorded and mixed at Realsound Studio in Parma (Italy) with producer Wahoomi Corvi (Crysalys, The Way Of Purity, Haterial), and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finvox Studios (Finland). The album will see its release this coming 2013, with further details to come. Lightless Moor comments:

“We are extremely proud to announce the beginning of the journey with Wormholedeath! It is one of the main Italian label, and in addition to the excellent established friendship, we are assured of a great professional work!”

The label also added, “Lightless Moor is a band that we kept under our radar for a long time … They evolved so much during the last year that we decided to offer them a deal. The album is just great and produced by our favourite studio ever, the guys are really honest and nice so they really deserve attention from the scene. We’ll do everything possible to make people turn their heads toward this amazing band. I would love to thank the musicians involved in this project for their trust. Cry your grief, Lightless Moor are ready!” More...

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Toxic Holocaust Track To Appear On Sons Of Anarchy

The song “Bitch” from punk metal derelicts Toxic Holocaust will be clawing its way through your speakers during next week’s episode of Sons of Anarchy (season 5 - episode 11). Comments Toxic Holocaust band leader Joel Grind:

“We are all excited to announce the inclusion of our song ‘Bitch’ in the upcoming episode of Sons of Anarchy. All of us are huge fans of the show and this season especially seems to be upping the ante with each episode.”

Tune in to FX on Tuesday, November 20th at 10:00pm EST/PST to check it out. Sons of Anarchy is based on the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club from a fictional town in California's Central Valley. The show centers on then-vice president Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam), who begins questioning the club and himself. Sons of Anarchy premiered in the Fall of 2008 and has since become FX’s highest rated series ever.

“Bitch” comes off Toxic Holocaust’s "Conjure And Command" full-length, released via Relapse Records last year.

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Mors Principium Est Posts In-Studio Footage

Mors Principium Est has posted a video diary of the band's time in the studio working on new album "…And Death Said Live," which can be viewed below. The album is set for release on the following dates:

Japan/Asia - 05/12/12 (Marquee/Avalon Recordings)
Europe - 14/12/12 (AFM Records)
Australia - 14/12/12 (Truth Inc Records)
USA - 15/01/2013 (AFM Records)

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The Wrath Project Posts Lyric Video

U.S. thrash metal act The Wrath Project has released the debut album “The Cure Is The Disease” earlier this month via Level 13 Records. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Mixed by Yanic Bercier at Wave Transform Studio, Knoxville, TN, and mastered by Tom Morris at the legendary Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL, 'The Cure is the Disease' is a heaping slab of unrelenting thrash metal designed with one purpose - to ruin the necks of each and every listener that dare to take on this metal onslaught.

"A fierce new megalith in the world of metal, The Wrath Project is an international collective of talent hell bent on bringing their brand of metal to the masses. Beginning their journey in 2008, The Wrath Project has been a work towards perfection since day one, highlighted by the dual guitar attack courtesy of Mark Wolzenburg (Colour Trip) and Frank Andeas (Portugal Towers), iron-throated front man Elmar Keineke (Colour Trip), a barrage of visionary drum riffs by Yanic Bercier (Quo Vadis) and heralded old school bass lines committed by Chris Gospodarek, constantly melding their collective influences and talents into a precise tool of fury and intensity.

"Best described as modern thrash with a tinge of death metal, The Wrath Project carry their influences proudly, but also adhere to an original soundscape of brutality that will quickly become a trademark of the band. 'The Cure Is The Disease' is a condensed formulation of cacophonous metal that truly stands on its own, with no real comparisons needed. The arrival of the Wrath is imminent. Four tracks from the new album are currently streaming at this location." More...

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Undersmile Releasing Split With Coma Wall

Shaman Recordings is proud to announce the release of "Wood and Wire," a “self-split” between Oxford’s mighty drone/doom/sludge-bringers Undersmile and the band's acoustic alter-ego Coma Wall. That’s one side of Americana-influenced, atmospheric doom-folk and one side of Undersmile’s characteristic, monolithic heaviness. Shaman Recordings also commented:

"Following on from their debut EP A Sea of Dead Snakes, the Undertaker split (w/Caretaker) and their critically acclaimed debut album Narwhal, Wood and Wire marks the bands’ first foray onto vinyl and they have produced a record that reflects their diversity as a band and hints at what’s to come, for both incarnations.

"Having played acoustic sets at the inaugural DesertFest and in support of Dylan Carlson (Earth) COMA WALL is the name Undersmile have given to their acoustic project as a way to separate the two disparate but interlinked sides of their musical personality (highlighted by Coma Wall’s acoustic take on Undersmile’s 'Cutter’s Choice'). Their contribution to this record is a taster for a future Coma Wall record.

"Wood and Wire‘s acoustic side features production work from the band’s previous producers Jimmy 'Evil' Hetherington (A Sea of Dead Snakes, Narwhal) and Umair Chaudhry (Undertaker split) while side B is produced by Justin Greaves (of Iron Monkey, Crippled Black Phoenix, Electric Wizard, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine). Featuring three songs on either side, this is Undersmile as you’ve never heard them before.

"The incredible artwork has been created by Craig Bryant (of Bast) whose work has previously been featured on posters for the likes of Dylan Carlson, Eagle Twin, Pombagira, Lattitudes and many more.

"This slab o’wax is scheduled for release during February 2013 via Shaman Recordings and will be strictly limited to 300 copies on transparent purple vinyl with digital download card."

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Burnt Books To Release Debut Full-Length

At A Loss Recordings has confirmed the pending release of the debut full-length from Columbia, South Carolina-based experimental outfit Burnt Books. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Comprised of a collective of scene veterans having spent time in previous area acts including Thank God, Guyana Punchline, .fuckingcom, and Tunguska, Burnt Books amalgamate their influences into a unique brew of angst-ridden, off-kilter punk mayhem. Amidst solid bursts of regional stateside touring since their mid-2011 inception, the band released their initial four-song demo early last year.

"Burnt Books hit the studio in mid-2012, shacking up with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle) to lay down the tracks which would become their self-titled debut full-length, the ten anthems then mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight). Artist Sam Ford (Black Cobra, Wizard Rifle) was commissioned to handle the striking cover art enshrouding this sonic attack. At A Loss Recordings will drop Burnt Books worldwide on January 29th, with a vinyl version to follow later in the year.

"Stay tuned for new music from the record, stints of live excursions and more on Burnt Books to be announced in the weeks ahead."

12/12/2012 New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC
12/13/2012 house show - Richmond, VA
12/14/2012 The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
12/15/2012 The Bikery - Philadelphia, PA
12/16/2012 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
12/17/2012 TBA
1/25/2012 Tin Roof - Charleston, SC
1/26/2012 New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC More...

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Raven Lord Seeking Fan Video Submissions

Multinational heavy metal band Raven Lord and Rock N Growl have launched a worldwide fan video contest for the track “Black Friar," which comes off the forthcoming album “Descent to the Underworld.“ The winning contestant's video will be the official music clip for the upcoming album release in January 2013. The following press release was also issued about the contest:

"Are you the guru for graphical design and video editing? Have you ever wanted to produce and edit your video clip to your favourite music? Now this is your chance!

"Raven Lord just released the track 'Black Friar' on which you can use your imagination and talent. You’re free to use animated or recorded video material. The resolution shall be HD quality. Make sure you use only video material on which you own the rights to!

"The winning contestant will be publicly announced in a press news and wins 300€ for the efforts. The video chosen will be the official music clip for the upcoming album. Here is how you can enter the contest:

1. Download “RAVEN LORD – Black Friar” here
2. Create your own video for “Black Friar” with your favourite tools.
3. Upload your HD video version to YouTube with the title “RAVEN LORD – video contest -” followed by your name or company and set the rights to unlisted!
4. Send your link to us promo (at) rockngrowl.com and you’re officially entered our contest.

"Contest ends on Monday, 31. December 2012. The winning clip will be chosen by the band. The winner will be contacted by ROCK N GROWL. Good luck!" More...

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Spyker Posts New Lyric Video

Dutch act Spyker has posted a lyric video online for the "Kill" single, which is available through the YouTube player below. The band also commented:

"The song is about destroying all evil within you! Face your demons and kill them! The download is available on Soundcloud here."

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AFM Records Releasing New Compilation

The AFM Records label compilation "All For Metal" now continues with part 3. This time "All For Metal III" includes 26 video clips on DVD and a bonus CD with 15 tracks. The compilation will see release on November 30th, 2012 and the track listing is:

DVD
01. Orden Ogan - The Things We Believe In
02. U.D.O. - Leatherhead
03. Kissin’ Dynamite - Money, Sex & Power
04. Masterplan - Time To Be King
05. Heavenly - Fullmoon
06. Shakra - Back On Track
07. The Last Vegas - Evil Eyes
08. Morton - Weeping Bell
09. Triosphere - Marionette
10. Brainstorm - In These Walls
11. Iron Mask - God Punishes, I Kill
12. Crystal Viper - Witch’s Mark
13. At Vance - Facing Your Enemy
14. Wolfpakk - Reptiles Kiss
15. Sinner - Back On Trail
16. Oz - Dominator
17. Elvenking - The Loser
18. Nightmare - Sunrise In Hell
19. Epysode - Obsessions
20. Stahlmann - Tanzmaschine
21. A Life Divided - Heart On Fire
22. Eisbrecher - Eiszeit
23. The Murder Of My Sweet - Unbreakable
24. Lake Of Tears - House Of The Setting Sun
25. The New Black - The King I Was
26. Lyriel - Leverage
27. All Hail The Yeti - The Art Of Mourning
28. Black Messiah - Windloni
29. Ektomorf - The One
30. Solution .45 - Gravitational Lensing
31. Fear Factory - The Industrialist
32. Ministry - Ghouldiggers
33. Suidakra - Dowth 2059
34. Korzus - Truth
35. Onslaught - The Sound Of Violence
36. Tankard - Rules For Fools More...

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Interview

Holy Grail Talks "Ride The Void"

A funny thing happened on Main Street in the heart of hippie enclave Burlington, Vermont, this Tuesday past: a METAL show. Deathgrind splatter freaks Cattle Decapitation had booked a series of headlining dates after dropping off Six Feet Under's Autumn Apocalypse Tour. As happy coincidence would have it, California metallers Holy Grail had booked a night off from their ongoing tour with Hellyeah. The two bands' paths happened to cross at just the right time and place for Burlington's metal-starved fans.

Prior to the show in the intimate upstairs tavern Club Metronome, I strolled into the ground-floor establishment Nectars - fabled as the birthplace of Phish - where the five troublemakers of Holy Grail were cooling their heels. After finishing a game of pool, frontman James Paul Luna sat down with me in a booth to discuss his band's current happenings, including the highly anticipated new album "Ride The Void." More...

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Infernal Tenebra Streaming New Track

Infernal Tenebra has posted a pre-listening track online titled "Happily Depressed," which can be heard below and comes off the band's upcoming "New Formed Revelations" album, due out December 7th. Massacre Records also commented on signing the band:

"We're happy to welcome Infernal Tenebra from Croatia to our family! Brutally honest, creative and constantly evolving, Croatian based Infernal Tenebra withstood the test of time in the metal underground.

"Originating with pure black metal in 1999, adding a death metal foundation in the following years. Infernal Tenebra shared the stage with a vast number of metal icons including Kreator, Vader, Symphony X, Exodus, Blind Guardian, Agathodaimon, Pro-Pain and Grave Digger and played festivals like Bloodstock Open Air, Metalcamp and Metalfest.

"With two self-released albums 'Beneath The Twilight' and 'The Essence Of Chaos,' the band is heading to a new chapter with the upcoming album, which is going to be released on December 7th via Massacre Records!" More...

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Led Astray Signs With Massacre Records

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Germany's Led Astray:

"We're happy to announce the signing of Led Astray from Bautzen, Germany! The band's sound is a deadly blend of various metal styles and other kinds of extreme music. Melodies, blast beats, mosh and groove - no limits, no boundaries just straight ahead energetic power!

"Led Astray released their debut album 'One Million Bullets' in 2008. They already shared the stage with bands such as All Shall Perish, Maroon, Hatesphere, Born From Pain or Final Prayer. The band's second album 'Decades Of Addiction' will be released in early December 2012 via Massacre Records." More...

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Conspiranoia Announces Physical EP Release

Conspiranoia has checked in with the following update about releasing the "Spiritual Complexity" EP in physical format:

"Today Conspiranoia signed a contract with the record label FM Records for the official release of the "Spiritual Complexity" EP in physical and digital form. CDs will be available soon (in around a couple of weeks) so anyone interested don't hesitate to email us at conspiranoiaband@gmail.com.

"Also our 'Store' FB tab will be active asap. The streamable version of 'Spiritual Complexity' will remain free via soundcloud and youtube.

"Last but not least, the band is about to start composing new material. Stay tuned for more info! Cheers!" More...

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Summoning Releasing "Stronghold" On Vinyl

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about releasing Summoning's "Stronghold" album on vinyl and gearing up to release a new album:

"Finally on vinyl! Austria's epic black metal band Summoning will release their masterpiece Stronghold for the first time ever on vinyl along with special limited merchandise to celebrate this event and furthermore, to ease the anticipatory wait for the new album – scheduled for a release in 2013!

"Stronghold will be released on December 7th and will be available as a gatefold DLP in GOLD limited to 200 copies including a photo card hand-signed by Silenius! As well as a gatefold DLP in ORANGE limited to 300 copies (without the signed photo card)!

"Please note that the vinyl edition of Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame will be released in 2013, but we have no confirmed release date at this point in time. Stay tuned!"

Pre-orders for the vinyl edition of "Stronghold" are now available over here. More...

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Graven Posts Full New EP Online

Baltimore's Graven (featuring 3 out of 4 members from Swarm of the Lotus) has digitally released a new EP entitled "The Filth Will Cleanse," which can be heard in the player below. More info on Graven can be found over at Facebook here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Void 02:42
2. The Stygian Order 04:54
3. Imperialist 02:28
4. Utopian Womb 04:52
5. Sacrifice Of The Common Man 05:36 More...

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Aeon Streaming Full New Album

In celebration of its imminent release this Tuesday, Terrorizer Magazine is currently streaming Aeon’s latest long player, "Aeons Black," in its entirety. Boasts Terrorizer’s Olivier “Zoltar” Badin: “It’s all here: the anti-christian rhetoric, the barking/snarling vocals and the barrage of machine-gun blasts.”

Hear the carnage over at this location.

"Aeons Black" is set for release in North America on November 20th, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ronnie Björnström at Garageland Studios and features cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor, et al). More...

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Riverside Reveals New Album Details

Poland's progressive rockers Riverside have just completed their fifth studio album, "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves," and are proud to announce the effort will see a North American release on February 5th, 2013. Out on longtime record label InsideOut Music, the album will also be available in Europe on January 21st, 2013.

"Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" was recorded at Serakos Studio in Warsaw, Poland, where Reality Dream Trilogy was also tracked. Recorded with Magda Srzednicka and Robert Srzednicki, the album offers nearly an hour of classic Riverside music.

Vocalist Mariusz explains, "In 2012 we've been focusing on the work on the new album, and trying to prove, mostly to ourselves, that we can still surprise with something, and what's most important - create an album that would become our showpiece, music-wise and lyrics-wise. The title might sound a bit intricate, but the acronym will definitely explain what we did with our music this time."

A video interview that was conducted with Riverside directly from the studio can be seen below. "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" is the follow-up to the band's 2009 release, "Anno Domini High Definition," which entered the Poland charts at #1 and has since hit gold album status. In 2011, Riverside also released an EP titled "Memories In My Head" to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary. More...

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The 69 Eyes Posts "Borderline" Video

Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes recently shot a video for the single “Borderline” together with producer Patric Ullaeus over in New Orleans. The song comes off the band's most recent album, “X."

Lead singer Jyrki69 comments, “It’s like our 'Love Me Tender' – a soft, timeless ballad. But it also has that dark, mystic Southern vibe (some said 'True Blood'), so naturally we had to go to Louisiana to shoot the video! Mark Twain’s books, Elvis’ King Creole, Easy Rider, blues, jazz, voodoo, vampires - so many reasons for THE 69 EYES go to N’awlins. We’ve played there twice, I’ve also hosted two DJ club nights there called Fangtasia over the last two summers. The leading rock/metal video director of these latter days, Swedish Patric Ullaeus was also interested in coming to NOLA to make this masterpiece, so all was set for it! The mid-October was perfect for a long-lost weekend in the South."

The band's previously posted video for the track "Red" can also be viewed at this location. More...

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Meshuggah Announces "The Ophidian Trek"

Tech metal monsters Meshuggah have announced more tour dates for 2013. The Scandinavian leg of "The Ophidian Trek" tour will kick off on April 18th in Finland. Support acts are to be announced, and the dates are as follows:

18.04. FI Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
19.04. FI Tampere - Pakkahuone
20.04. FI Helsinki - Nosturi
05.05. DK Copenhagen - Lille Vega
06.05. DK Aarhus - Voxhall
08.05. NO Oslo - Rockefeller
09.05. S Stockholm - Circus
10.05. S Umea - Idun More...

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Arsis Announces New Guitarist

Virginia based melodic tech-death metal masters Arsis are pleased to officially announce Brandon Ellis as their new guitarist. Brandon has toured with the band in the past but will finally make his recording debut with Arsis’ upcoming full-length release. Brandon replaces guitarist Nick Cordle who was recently tapped to replace Christopher Amott in Sweden's Arch Enemy.

“I am super happy to say that Brandon Ellis has recently become the new lead guitarist for Arsis,” commented vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone. “Not only is he one of the best musicians that I have been able to work with, but he shares my passion for all things that are 80's metal, including ridiculously tacky paint jobs on guitars. I am beyond excited about writing new material with Brandon. Until then, listen for his shredilicious leads on the upcoming Arsis full length. Come check him out live with Arsis this December!”

"Initially when Nick joined Arch Enemy, we all thought we could make it work with him having the time for both bands,” continued bassist Noah Martin. “Things unfortunately overlapped and we weren't able to work on the new album with him. We appreciate everything he's done for Arsis. We'll miss our friend greatly and do wish him all the best. Both Nick and Ryan Knight (The Black Dahlia Murder), contributed ridiculous leads for the album. More...

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Born Of Ruin Recruits New Bassist

U.K. act Born of Ruin has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:

"We are pleased to announce that Paul Carey (ex Chapters) has joined Born Of Ruin on bass duties, he nailed a full set in two days and just killed it!

"We have also joined the Razor Wire Management company along with Malefice and Chapters! Boom!" More...

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The Algorithm Streaming "Polymorphic Code"

French dub-metallers The Algorithm are set to drop "Polymorphic Code" on November 19th, 2012 via Basick Records, and now the full album is available for preview prior to release.

Check out all eight tracks via SoundCloud or in the player below. A music video for "Access Granted" is also available at this location. More...

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Wintersun Posts Lyric Video

Wintersun has posted a lyric video online for the "Time" track, which comes off the band's recently release new album "Time I." The album is available for order right here. Check out the clip below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. When Time Fades Away
2. Sons of Winter and Stars
I Rain of Stars
II Surrounded by Darkness
III Journey Inside a Dream
IV Sons of Winter and Stars
3. Land of Snow and Sorrow
4. Darkness and Frost
5. Time

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Finsterforst Posts New Music Video

German folk metal act Finsterforst posted a new music video for the song "Nichts als Asche." The song appears on the band's forthcoming third full length LP "Rastlos," which will drop on November 23, 2012 through Napalm Records. A preview for the release can be heard at this location.

The track list for "Rastlos" is as follows:

1. Nichts als Asche
2. Fremd
3. Am Scheideweg (Instrumental)
4. Stirbt Zuletzt
5. Ein Lichtschein
6. Rast (Instrumental)
7. Flammenrausch

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Running Wild's Rolf Kasparek Launches Giant X

Giant X is the new project by Running Wild founder Rock 'n' Rolf Kasparek and guitarist Peter J. Jordan. The debut release "I" will contain 3 new tracks and will be issued through SPV Records on January 18, 2013 (Germany), January 21, 2013 (Europe) and January 22, 2012 (North America).

Jordan commented: "“Giant X have a broader musical range which allows Rolf and myself to present ourselves from a totally different side. Our material consists of consciously multi-layered numbers, more in the tradition of Kiss, Queen, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen but also Billy Talent, in other words: rock music in the tradition of the seventies, eighties and nineties – our shared musical roots. The main thing for us was that people would be able hear the lightness and spontaneity of our collaboration."

Check out the first teaser here:

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Mercury Tide Posts New Music Video

German act Mercury Tide, featuring Angel Dust guitarist/vocalist Dirk Thurisch and bassist Christian Pohlmann, posted a new music video for the song "Searching." The track is taken from the band's latest LP "Killing Saw," which was released this past May through Limited Access Records.

The video, shown below, was premiered exclusively through Metal Hammer Germany's website at this location. It was created by Tim Assmann of Visionary Moments, who already worked with artists such as Jaded Heart, Tri State Corner or Traumtänzer.

Check out "Searching" here:

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Free Fall Streaming Track "Power & Volume"

"Freedom Rock" act Free Fall is streaming the track "Power & Volume," the title track of the band's debut release. Free Fall features well known Swedish musicians Mattias Bärjed (guitar, Soundtrack of our Lives) and Ludwig Dahlberg (drums, International Noise Conspiracy). The single is available on November 30, 2012, which features the non-album bonus track "Stand Up For Your Rock n' Roll." the full length album is expected for release on February 22, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out "Power & Volume" here:

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Javier Reyes Posts Mestis Debut EP Trailer

Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes posted an album preview for his upcoming solo project Mestis featuring the track "Luz u Cielo." The debut EP, an instrumental release, entitled "Basal Ganglia" is available through Sumerian Records on November 27th 2012.

Check out the preview clip here:

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Queensryche Posts First Teaser Trailer For New LP

Seattle based progressive rock/metal act Queensyrche posted up the first trailer for the upcoming new album and first of the Todd La Torre era. La Torre replaced former vocalist Geoff Tate after a string of bizarre events leading up to his dismissal resulting in the ongoing legal action with his former members.

In a recent post on Facebook La Torre described the new material, which is expected for release in the first half of 2013, as follows: "Trust me, you will hear a severe difference in sound, style, and writing in the new Queensryche record as compared to the last several albums."

Check out the first trailer here:

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Canadian hard rockers Diemonds have released a new music video for the single "Get The Fuck Outta Here" from the album 'The Bad Pack', released on October 2nd through Underground Operations. Fans of horror movies and hard rock will enjoy this mini production. More...

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