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Metal News for November 18, 2011

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Camion Releases "Here Comes The Cadillac" Clip

Italy's Camion has launched a new music video for the "Here Comes the Cadillac" track, which is now available online. You can check out the clip below, or head over to Camion's Facebook profile here for more details on the band.

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Dark Spectrum Streaming Entire "Whisper" Release

"Whisper," the new album from Chicago metallers Dark Spectrum, is now available for streaming in full at the band's official YouTube page here. The CD was recorded at Apothica Studios in Batavia, Illinois. Joe Tiberi of Mechina once again handled production and recording duties, as well as the mixing and mastering.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Whisper
2. The Soil Is Shour
3. Perplexed In Chaos
4. Sociopath
5. Blood Of The Lambs

Commented Dark Spectrum bassist Thatcher Markham: "The Whisper album has been played in full at most of our shows in 2011, but aside from the listening party we had for it at The Exit, this is the first time people can really hear the songs the way they were meant to be heard with the keyboards, chants, and especially the harmonies Dennis recorded for his solos. I always liked that fact just so that you get two different experiences, the live performances being kept very straight forward, and then you hear the album and have a totally new experience and feel of it.

"From the Hypocrisy inspired keyboards in Blood Of The Lambs to the Bulgarian chant in the middle of Whisper, I truly feel every note has a place and reason on this album. The magic that went down in that studio from the second we heard the Bulgarian chant in Whisper, it was so powerful and added so much to the song in a short period of time, its just too much and too unbelievable to me still.

"To anyone that hears this, I hope you enjoy it and thank you for checking it out."

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From Within The Abyss Recording New EP

Australian act From Within The Abyss will be recording a new EP with an estimated eight tracks, after which the band wil head for a string of live shows during the first half of 2012.

The new release will feature a few of From Within The Abyss's old tracks revamped and re-recorded, along new material. You can check out a track off the upcoming release, titled "Serrated Convictions (Rise)," in the player below or via the band's Facebook profile.

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Obituary To Stream Live Performance

Currently in the midst of the East Coast Possession tour, Florida death metal goliaths Obituary will have their New York City appearance streaming live via their website. The show will take place tomorrow -- Saturday, November 19th -- at 8:45PM EST at Santos Party House in Manhattan.

Fans unable to make it to the show in person will get a chance to experience the mayhem in real time for free by going to this location. Fill out the registration form on the splash page and prepare for the pummel.

Commented guitarist Trevor Peres, "The shows so far have been going awesome. We're set to tear up New York City!"

The band is currently composing the follow-up to the "Darkest Day" full-length, with plans to enter the studio early in the new year for a tentative late spring/early summer 2012 release. Obituary has the following upcoming shows:

11/19/2011 Santos Party House - New York, NY
11/20/2011 The Casbah/Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
11/21/2011 The Archive - Atlanta, GA

The band also commented on tonight's show being cancelled:

"Tonight's show in Greensburg, Pennsylvania has been canceled due to the 42nd Street Rock House being shut down by a court order that was signed by the judge ... today. This was ordered by court because the club owner owes $20,636.73 to the owner of the building. Obituary is completely sorry for the cancellation, but it is out of their control. If you bought advance tickets from the opening bands, please contact them directly for your refund. If you bought advance tickets directly from the club, it is out of our hands, we apologize. Tomorrow night at 8:45 pm eastern standard time, you can watch, for free, the live webcast from New York City of Obituary's concert. Go to this location for more details. Again, our apologies for the uncontrollable situation in Greensburg"

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Rue Streaming Song From New Album

In honor of Rue's new full-length "Thorns" being officially released, Pitchfork Media is hosting a brand new track from the pummeling album.

You can check out the song "For Thousands of Years" from the Akron, Ohio sludge metal act by heading over to this location.

Previously, the new track "Brown" was also released via The Obelisk, and is still streaming online right here.

The first Rue full-length to hit the streets in nearly eight years, "Thorns" is being released by longtime band cohorts Shifty Records. "Thorns" is available for direct purchase at this location.

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Metalocalypse Launches Etnies Shoe Line

Adult Swim and etnies, the skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company, have teamed up to create all new Adult Swim-branded skateboard shoes, t-shirts, and backpacks. Inspired by some of the network’s most popular characters from its original series, and a few select pieces based on Metalocalypse, these products were designed by Adult Swim designers and will be available for sale at the Adult Swim Shop and the etnies online store for the Holiday season.

Featured in the line are some Metalolcalypse-inspired items including two t-shirts ($24 each), a backpack ($60) and shoes, as well as an Adult Swim-branded t-shirt ($24) and backpack ($60). You can check out a photo of the shoes below.

“Finding the right partner for collaborations with Adult Swim is as important to us as making great product that our fans will love,” said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of Adult Swim. “etnies is a great partner that really understands and embraces the creativity and unique tone of our brands and characters, and this new line of products builds on what our first collaboration started.”

“etnies and Adult Swim both have similar irreverent and creative attitudes that made the brands’ first collaboration a success, and led us to partner on a second collaboration,” said Tucker Gerrick, etnies Sr. marketing manager. “etnies core is in skateboarding, and I know of a few skateboarders that can identify with the way Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse leaves a trail of mayhem everywhere the band goes.” More...

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Flotsam And Jetsam Album To Be Re-Issued

All Flotzillas and Hammerheads out there will be happy to hear that Metal Blade will re-issue the Flotsam and Jetsam classic "Doomsday For The Deceiver" on vinyl as a 2-Gatefold LP. The 25th anniversary vinyl edition of this classic album – to be released January 13th/16th, 2012 - will also feature a bunch of bonus tracks. Here is the track listing:

Side A:
(remixed and remastered versions 2006)
1. Hammerhead 06:13
2. Iron Tears 03:50
3. Desecrator 03:48
4. Fade to Black 02:04
5. Doomsday for the Deceiver 09:08

Side B:
(remixed and remastered versions 2006)
6. Metalshock 08:16
7. She Took an Axe 05:16
8. Der Fuhrer 05:44
9. Flotzilla (instrumental) 06:09

Side C:
10. U.L.S.W. (rem. version 2006) 04:19
11. Iron Tears (Iron Tears demo) 04:06
12. I Live You Die (Iron Tears demo) 06:07
13. Hammerhead (Metal Shock 1985) 06:34
14. The Evil Sheik (Metal Shock 1985) 05:27

Side D:
15. I Live You Die (Metal Shock 1985) 06:26
16. The Beast Within (Metal Shock 1985) 04:09
17. Children of the Night (live 85 – unreleased) 04:15
18. The Executioner (live 85 – unreleased) 05:42
19. Those Who Defy (live 85 – unreleased) 03:43
20. On the Attack (live 85 – unreleased) 03:38 More...

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Eyehategod Adds More Tour Dates

Following the sonic devastation of a performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest earlier this month, New Orleans' Eyehategod is set to head east this December for further audio decimation. The band will level Boston, Allentown, and Brooklyn beginning December 2nd.

Commented frontman Mike Williams on the next round of pummeling: "Following an amazing dark and cloudy show at Austin's Fun Fun Fun fest, America's drunkest sweethearts will set off on yet another East Coast exploration and research field trip into the age old tradition of self-abuse."

Dates are as follows:

12/02/2011 Wonderland Ballroom (Formerly Club Lido) - Boston, MA
12/03/2011 Jimmy's - Allentown, PA
12/04/2011 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Doomriders, Hull, Knight Terror
01/21/2012 Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ Integrity 9 (A389 Anniversary Show)
05/24/2012 Maryland Deathfest @ Sonar - Baltimore, MD

Eyehategod unleashed its live DVD earlier this year via MVD. The 88-minute production features multi-camera footage from 2009 (Baltimore, MD) and 2010 (Cleveland, OH), with bonus clips from the last show of the band's 2010 European tour and videos never before released before on DVD.

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Like Moths To Flames Releases New Video Clip

Columbus, OH's Like Moths To Flames has released a music video for "You Won't Be Missed" via YouTube. You can check out the video clip below.

The track is taken off the band's Rise Records full-length debut, "When We Don't Exist," which hit #6 on the Billboard's Heatseekers chart the first week out. The video was directed by Thunder Down Country who has previously produced/directed videos for Attack Attack!, Miss May I, and Sleeping With Sirens.

You can also find the previously posted lyric video for the song "GNF" by heading over to this location.

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Obscura Comments On European 2012 Dates

German technical/progressive metal titans Obscura have announced a four-week headlining European tour in the spring of 2012 in support of their latest album "Omnivium." Support on the tour will come from label-mates Spawn of Possession, French tech-death maestros Gorod, and Dutch metallers Exivious.

The tour will kick-off on March 9th in Stuttgart, Germany then march through Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe, and the UK before returning to Germany on April 7th. A complete listing of dates is listed below. Obscura's Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming run:

"We are stoked to announce our upcoming European headlining tour to support our newest album 'Omnivium'! With our label-mates Spawn of Possession, tech-death lunatics Gorod and the fusion influenced Exivious this tour is a must for everyone who is into progressive music. This is the ultimate shredfest of the year!"

Additionally, Obscura recently announced a demo collection entitled "Illegimitation," which will be released by the band this March. The collection will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band's earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the "Cosmogenesis" sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011. The album's track listing, cover art, and numerous, unique packages are available directly from the band now at this location.

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All Else Fails Posts "Rebirth" Video

Canadian melodic metallers All Else Fails have posted their newest music video online for the single "Rebirth." Check out the clip below.

"Rebirth" is from All Else Fails' latest album "The Oracle, What, Was, Is And Could Have Been," released on Suicidal Bride Records on August 1th, 2011. You can stream the album online by heading over to the All Else Fails Bandcamp page here.

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The Crimson Armada Cancels Tour Dates

Ohio's The Crimson Armada has issued the following statement about dropping off the band's current tour due to a family emergency:

"We regret to inform everyone that due to a family emergency within a member of the TCA family. We will no longer be apart of the Vanna/The Chariot tour.

"We're on our way home now and to those who personally know us, you know that family comes before anything that we do and in this case it's imperative that we put family first.

"We apologize to all of our fans and the bands on the tour. We'll be back very soon!"

You can also check out The Crimson Armada's "Forgive Me" music video by heading over to this location.

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Start A Fire Checks In With Studio Update

Start a Fire is currently recording a new EP, and the band has now checked in from the studio with the following update:

"There was me, that is Christian, and my three droogs, that is Amandus, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

"The hard knocks on my bedroom door woke me up from my dreams and a thundering voice hauled me out of my bed like a fresh caught mackerel. 'We leave in 30 minutes!' I leaped out of my bed and into a pair of jeans ready to start day 2 in the studio. And through the morning mist we headed for Kinna.

"About an hour later I found myself sipping a cup of coffee while Amandus finished the drums to the last 2 songs. Now our destiny and mixing is resting on the skilled shoulders of Christian at Studio Haga. Time for a weekend break and back into the studio on Monday to start working on guitars and bass. You know you're a cut little heart-breaker..... Foxy....."

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Nightmare Records Releases Free Sampler

Today Nightmare Records has released a sampler album as a free download including eleven killer tracks of heavy rock and progressive and symphonic power metal from the latest Nightmare releases. You can get the download at this location. The track listing is as follows:

LANCE KING "A Moment in Chiros"
ANDROMEDA "Manifest Tyranny"
ANUBIS GATE "Anubis Gate"
THEOCRACY "As the World Bleeds"
MYRATH "Tales of the Sands"
PATRICK HEMER "More than Meets the Eye"
DIVINE ASCENSION "As the Truth Appears"
VANGOUGH "Kingdom of Ruin"
HALCYON WAY "IndoctriNation"
PASTORE "The Price for Human Sins"
ENBOUND "And She says Gold"

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YOG Reveals New Album Details

YOG has checked in with the following announcement about releasing the new "Half the Sky" album:

"Hey terrorists : this one will be a total fucking destruction. We can announce right now the eradication of all living creatures with the come back of YOG with its new full length album: 'Half the Sky,' out on December 16th on Division Records (ASIDEFROMADAY, Dirge, Unfold, Lost Sphere Project...)."

"Half the Sky" was recorded by Jérôme Pellegrini at studio du Terrier and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side studio. A first extract from this upcoming album is available online at this location.

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Them Crooked Vultures Fan Stabs Himself To Death

Mirror.co.uk. and Fox News are reporting that a Them Crooked Vultures fan stabbed himself to death after developing tinnitus from attending a concert. The report reads:

Robert McIndoe, 52, was unable to sleep for three months after seeing Them Crooked Vultures at the Brixton Academy, London.

His psychiatrist, Dr Helen Stinson, said: “He accepted death as a side-effect of s­topping the noise.”

Them Crooked Vultures is a supergroup featuring music icons Joshua Homme, Dave Grohl, and John Paul Jones.

Read the full article at Mirror.co.uk.

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Vengeful Streaming Morbid Angel Cover

Vengeful has issued the following announcement about streaming a Morbid Angel cover song online:

"It's been awhile since you've heard from us. Here we are like promised with a cover song of one of the many classic cuts from Morbid Angel's Covenant album. You can hear it on our Myspace page.

"Morbid Angel was one of the main inspirations behind Vengeful's sound when we first started in 2003. Not necessarily on the musical style or song structures but in the vibe/mood that we wanted to achieve with the music. Something moody and vicious at the same time. Sheer power and negative emotion expressed through brutality and speed.

"The Vengeful version of the song features our lead guitarist (Emmanuel Pronovost) on vocals. This is our tribute to one of the greatest death metal bands of our time."

Vengeful also recently posted the cover artwork online for the band's new self-titled album, which can be found at this location.

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The Man-Eating Tree Posts New Album Trailer

The Man-Eating Tree has posted a second teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Harvest," which is available below. "Harvest" is due out in Europe on November 28th, 2011. You can check out the previously posted trailer here.

The track listing for "Harvest" is as follows:

1. Harvest Bell
2. At The Green Country Chapel
3. Code Of Surrender
4. Armed
5. Like Mute Companions
6. Exhaled
7. Down To The Color Of The Eye
8. Incendere
9. All You Kept Free
10. Karsikko

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Vader Posts New Tour Blog

Vader is currently on the "Sign of Hell" tour with Gorgoroth, and the band has now checked in with the following tour blog:

"If you read our previous reports from shows in England, you would probably know what to expect from Bristol. In fact, not much changed, except for the name of a club and its size. Again – great turnover, many Polish people coming to see us and the show itself went, as usually, according to the plan.

"No accidents, some minor technical problems which are unavoidable – like for example a fan jumping on stage and switching off Peter’s or Spider’s guitar effects what results in Vader giving an unplugged show ;-)

"This time instead of The Sickening we had a local support which I didn’t have a chance to see as I was writing tour reports. Valkyrja, typically, gave a smashing show. One can tell at once that they put a lot of passion in their performance and music is what counts most for them! Gorgoroth gave their show staying at their usual level as well.

"After the gig we got back to the nightliner to have a well-deserved beer and go straight to bed. The next day would be the last show on the English land – Plymouth. We need to be at our best!"

You can also check out photos from the tour by heading over to the Vader Facebook profile here.

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Autopsy Comments On New Compilation Release

Bay Area death metal pioneer Autopsy has completed recording and re-mastering work on the upcoming, "All Tomorrow's Funerals," due out February 28th on Peaceville Records. This monstrous release will contain all of Autopsy's EP's re-mastered by the band, as well as new cuts, totaling 22 tracks all together.

Everything from "Retribution For The Dead" to the now sold-out, "The Tomb Within" will be presented on CD and DLP with all original artworks, liner notes from the band and new cover art from renowned artist, Matt Cavotta.

Said the band, "Well, we've finished recording a few new tracks for the upcoming collection album All Tomorrow's Funerals, and they came out brutal and heavy as hell. Along with the newly written songs, we did a revamped version of 'Mauled To Death,' which is the very last of the old songs that needed a proper album quality recording. This album will also contain all four EP's, all of which are out of print, as well as a compilation track from 1991, so the grand total is 22 tracks. It's something we've wanted to do for quite awhile, getting all the loose chunks together in one place rather than having them split up and added on as bonus tracks here and there. Everything has been painstakingly re-mastered with the band's guidance and sounds better and more crushing than ever. And don't worry, we didn't get carried away and ruin anything! Combine all that with killer new cover art from Matt Cavotta and we've got one hell of release in the works. Look for it in February 2012.

"We are now working on all new material for the next album, due out late 2012/early 2013 and we can definitely promise more of what you would expect from Autopsy. There will be no compromise and no holding back. If you want 100% pure death metal brutality, you will certainly get it."

Autopsy triumphantly and officially returned from the grave after a 15-year hiatus with the 2010 EP, "The Tomb Within." The band then released its fifth full-length, and first since 1995, "Macabre Eternal," earlier this year.

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Katatonia Easter Egg Included In Skyrim

Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about an Easter egg in the newly released "Skyrim" video game containing references to the band:

"Now why would we post a link to a video game? Well, read on, this is quite amusing....

"During the quest Darkness Returns, you can recover Nystrom's Journal, which is a reference to Anders Nystrom, guitarist and songwriter from Swedish heavy metal band Katatonia.

"The terms in the last paragraph: 'He also mumbled some nonsensical phrases like 'night is the new day' and how he was the 'ghost of the sun.' I have no idea what these cryptic sentiments mean, but hopefully during tomorrow's ritual, Anders and I will put everything we've learned to the test.' are references to multiple Katatonia albums and songs - the most obvious being the album Night is the New Day and the song 'Ghost of the Sun' from the album Viva Emptiness.

"When completing this quest, the player jumps into a hole. In the hole is a skeleton containing 'Ander's Note.'" More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Reveals European Tour

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter has announced an upcoming European tour in support of the band's newly released "The Greatest of the Best" collection. Details on the run of shows are available in the tour poster below, and tickets can be found at this location.

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Voodoo Six Posts "Falling Knives" Video

British rock act Voodoo Six has posted a music video online for the new "Falling Knives" single, which was released earlier this month. You can check out the clip below. "Falling Knives" is taken from an EP of the same name, due out November 28th, 2011.

The EP's track listing is as follows:

1. Falling Knives
2. Sharp Sand
3. Stop
4. One More Day (2011)
5. Feed My Soul (2011)
6. No Friend (2011)

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Interview

Hirax at Most Productive, Stable Point of Career

Even though Hirax came out of the same Los Angeles, and San Francisco Bay Area thrash scene as Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica, the group has always flown well below those thrash Titan’s radar. Hirax is an essential part of thrash history. Brian Slagel saw their worth and released the group’s first two records, “Raging Violence” (1985) and “Hate, Fear and Power” (1986) to his budding Metal Blade label.

Hirax never became a household name like their friends in Metallica and Slayer because, in part, their 1986 release would be their last full-length recording until 2004. The group split in the late ‘80s, during the golden years of thrash, and returned in the late nineties. Since 2005, Hirax welcomed its most stable lineup and has spent those last few years inciting pits around the globe. The group is still pushing its 2009 release “El Rostro de la Muerte,” a speedy, Slayer-esque release, but is pushing forward with an upcoming album and record contract.

Original vocalist, Katon W. de Pena spoke with Metal Underground concerning these new developments. After having just unloaded his suitcase from a tour in Poland, the purveyor of true metal opined on playing the group’s first appearance in Texas at The Goregrowler’s Ball and the group’s recent business developments. He also flashed back to the early days of thrash metal. Hirax is at the top of its game. Read on and see why de Pena believes this is so. More...

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Chthonic Releases New Music Video

Taiwanese metal act Chthonic has released a new music video online for the song "Quell the Souls in Sing Ling Temple," which is off the band's "Takasago Army" album. Check out the video clip in the player below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Island
2. Legacy Of The Seediq
3. Takao
4. Oceanquake
5. Southern Cross
6. Kaoru
7. Broken Jade
8. Root Regeneration
9. Mahakala
10. Quell The Souls In Sing Ling Temple

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Rock Band Network Continues To Add More Metal

More of the usual suspects are showing up in the latest batch of newly added tracks to the Rock Band Network. Xbox fans can look forward to music from All Shall Perish and Halcyon Way over the weekend, while PS3 players will have access to more Arch Enemy and Rock Band champions Amberian Dawn next week.

The newly added Xbox 360 tracks are as follows:

All Shall Perish - "Embrace The Curse (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Death of a Dream (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Prototype - "The Way It Ends" (80 MSP)

The PS3 releases for 11/22/2011 (North America) and 11/23/2011 (Europe) will be:

Amberian Dawn - "Passing Bells" ($1.99)
Arch Enemy - "Nemesis" ($1.99)

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GWAR European Tour To Go On As Planned

Ancient Antarctic metal marauders GWAR will carry on with their plans to tour Europe in January 2012, despite the recent death of guitarist Cory Smoot, during the bands "Return of the World Maggot Tour."

Said GWAR spokesman Dave Brockie a.k.a. Oderus Urungus-- "When Cory died, we all wanted to go home and take care of the family and our own grief. But the best way to do that is by playing all the shows we have planned. The response from the U.S. metal community and especially the whole international GWAR family has been overwhelmingly supportive...these GWAR fans need the chance to pay their respects to Cory, and cancelling any shows would deprive them of that.

"Let's make these shows a celebration of Cory Smoot, one of the most amazing players in metal...I am calling on the European GWAR family to get out there and drag everybody in sight to these gigs! We shall honor Flattus Maximus in the only way we know how...by rocking the fuck out!!!"

The Smoots, GWAR, and Metal Blade Records have created the "Smoot Family Fund," and GWAR and Slave Pit are calling on the metal community to support Cory's family in this tragic time. Donations can be made here.

"C'mon everybody from our rock star buddies to the most zit-covered bohab," said Brockie. "Cory had a growing family that is going to need help-for a long time. Of course GWAR is doing everything we can, and we need you to help as well."

If you would prefer to donate to the Smoot Family Fund by mail, the address is:

Slave Pit Inc
C/O Smoot Family Fund
PO Box 5225
Richmond, VA 23220 More...

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Vildhjarta Posts "Dagger" Video

Recently signed to Century Media Records, Vildhjarta is set to unleash a first full-length album, titled "Måsstaden," on November 28th in Europe and November 29th in North America. The band already launched one video clip for the album from the "Benblåst" track, and now Vildhjarta has teamed up with Metal Hammer to post a new video clip. You can check out the "Dagger" music video in the player below or by heading over here.

The track listing for "Måsstaden" is as follows:

1. Shadow
2. Dagger
3. Eternal Golden Monk
4. Benblåst
5. Östpeppar
6. Traces
7. Phobon Nika
8. Måsstadens Nationalsång
9. When No One Walks With You
10. All These Feelings
11. Nojja
12. Deceit
13. The Lone Deranger More...

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Valkyrja Performance Footage Avaialble

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Swedish act Valkyrja performing a live show in Manchester last week. You can check out the footage below. Valkyrja also recently announced recruiting live guitarists for the band's current crop of tour dates, with a full statement available here.

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Black Sabbath Announces 2012 Festival Dates

Having recently confirmed their reunion with the band's original lineup and confirmed to headline the final day of the U.K.'s Download Festival 2012, Black Sabbath has now announced more dates on its Eureopean festival circuit for 2012:

Friday, May 18, 2012 - Moscow - Olimpiski
Sunday, May 20, 2012 - St. Petersburg - New Arena
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Helsinki - Hartwall Arena
Friday, May 25, 2012 - Stockholm - Stadium
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - Bergen, Norway - Bergen Calling Festival
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - Oslo - Spektrum
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - Malmo, Sweden - Malmo Stadium
Monday, June 4, 2012 - Dortmund, Germany - West Falenhalle
Sunday, June 10, 2012 - Donington, UK - Download Festival
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Rotterdam - Ahoy
Friday, June 15, 2012 - Bilbao, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
Sunday, June 17, 2012 - Nantes, France - Helfest
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Paris - Bercy
Friday, June 22, 2012 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
Sunday, June 24, 2012 - Milan - Gods Of Metal

Here's another recently released clip from the press conference:

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Embreach Streaming "Deafening Silence" EP

Finland's Embreach is currently in the process of recording new material for an upcoming album, and in the mean time the band has made a previous release available online. You can check out the 2008 "Deafening Silence" EP by using the player below, or by heading over to the band's Soundcloud page here.

Deafening Silence by embreach

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Bursting Veins Recording New Song

Swedish act Bursting Veins has issued the following announcement about recording a new track this weekend:

"Hey guys! How's it going!? Just wanted to let you know, we're going to record a new song this weekend!

"It's called 'The Only One' and we hope to get it up on myspace/facebook/spotify/iTunes and everywhere as soon as possible!!

"Hope that you are as excited as we are! Much love!"

You can also check out the band's current music by heading over to the official Bursting Veins MySpace page.

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Eclipse Eternal Streams New Track

Canadian black metal band Eclipse Eternal are streaming the new track "Murder...Suicide" (heard below). The song appears on the forthcoming album "The Essence of Hopelessness," which is scheduled for release on January 14th 2012 through Archaic North Entertainment.

Check out the new song here:

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Deals Death Signs With Spinfarm Records

Swedish melodic death metal band Deals Death announced that the band has signed on with Spinefarm Records. The band will release the sophomore LP "Elite" in March of 2012. The album is the follow up to the 2009 debut "Internal Dreams." Details of the new album will be revealed soon.

The band's official announcement reads: "Deals Death would like to announce that we have signed a deal with Spinefarm records! We are proud to say that we are now a part of this great label. Now, the future we have been waiting for is finally here and Elite will be released in March 2012!!"

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The Kandidate Announces New LP, Posts Trailer

Danish thrash band The Kandidate posted a trailer for the forthcoming LP "Facing the Imminent Prospect of Death," which is due out for release on January 27, 2012 through Napalm Records.

The press release from Napalm reads:

"Following their strong and uncompromising debut 'Until We Are Outnumbered', the Danish thrash metal machine revolving around vocalist Jacob Bredahl finally present their anxiously awaited follow-up. From the get-go, 'Facing the Imminent Prospect of Death' continues to deliver the band's characteristic vigor and intensity. Songs like 'Total War', 'Let the Maggots Have It', and 'Fucked in the Search for Life' speak a stern language dominated by heavy riffs and all-destroying grooves sure to cause more than one case of whiplash. The band's sound also includes death and hardcore elements that give the album a newfound energy. The recording, mixing, and mastering were personally overseen by Jacob Bredahl himself. His expertise is apparent in the resulting release. 'Facing the Imminent Prospect of Death' is a brutal riff rapid-fire barrage to be most enthusiastically received in the mosh pit!"

Check out the trailer here:

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Within Temptation Posts Theater Tour Trailer

Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation announced that they will return to the theaters in March of 2012 for "The unforgiving Theater Tour." The band will play unique acoustic arrangements from the The Unforgiving album as well as other classics.

Confirmed dates of "The Unforgiving Theater Tour" are:

02-03-2012 Almere (NL) Schouwburg Almere
07-03-2012 Utrecht (NL) Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn
11-03-2012 Eindhoven (NL) Muziekgebouw
12-03-2012 Eindhoven (NL) Muziekgebouw
14-03-2012 Zwolle (NL) Theater de Spiegel
17-03-2012 Tilburg (NL) Theaters Tilburg
20-03-2012 Breda (NL) Chassé Theater
22-03-2012 Heerlen (NL) Theater Heerlen
24-03-2012 Groningen (NL) De Oosterpoort
26-03-2012 Roosendaal (NL) Schouwburg de Kring
29-03-2012 Enschede (NL) Stadsschouwburg
31-03-2012 Nijmegen (NL) De Vereeniging
05-04-2012 Rotterdam (NL) Nieuwe Luxor Theater
14-04-2012 Amsterdam (NL) Koninklijk Theater Carré

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Trillium Posts Video About "Bow To The Ego"

Trillium, the new project featuring Amanda Somerville (Epica, Kiske-Somerville, Aina), posted a behind the scenes video about the song "Bow to the Ego." The video features Ex-After Forever guitarist Sander Gommans. The song appears on the debut LP "Alloy" released on November 1, 2011 (North America) and November 4, 2011 (EU) through Frontiers Records.

Check out the video here:

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Nightwish Posts Samples Of Entire New LP

Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish posted a preview sampler of the entire new "Imaginareum" LP. The track "Storytime" was released as a single and new music video (seen at this location).

"Imaginaerum" release dates are: November 30, 2011 (Finland), December 2, 2011 (EU) and January 12, 2012 (North America). Check out the samples here:

Imaginaerum by nightwishband

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Axl Rose Interview

Last Friday Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) sat down with the crew from VH1’s That Metal Show and discussed lawsuits, Chinese Democracy, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course there was not enough time to ask ALL the questions. After some dumpster diving behind Miami’s American Airlines arena we found the rest of the questions that never got asked. More...

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Krisiun On "The Great Execution" And More

For full-length studio release number eight, Brazilian death metal trio Krisiun has changed up the formula and brought influences from the classic metal masters to bear in "The Great Execution." With the album now officially launched the death dealers are currently laying low in preparation for an assault on Europe with Vital Remains and Malevolent Creation.

In the calm before the coming storm, I hit up Krisiun drummer Max Kolesne to get the low down on "The Great Execution," from the band's writing rituals to the decision to go all analog for a natural sound and onto his favorite releases of the year from other metal legends. The full interview is available below. More...

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Forcefed Horsehead Streaming New EP

Norwegian death metal band Forcefed Horsehead has released a new EP on cassette format, and the entire release is now available for streaming via the group's Bandcamp page and through the player below.

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Antediluvian Streaming Song From New Album

After a series of demos, splits, and EP's, the Canadian death metal cult known as Antediluvian has finally unleashed a debut full-length album titled "Through The Cervix Of Hawwah" through Profound Lore in North America and via Invictus Productions in Europe. An MP3 of the track "Scions Of Ha Nachash (Spectre Of The Burning Valley)" is now available online and can be heard at this location.

Profound Lore commented on the band:

"Abhorred blasphemous death metal from the very depths, ANTEDILUVIAN creates a bizarre conjuration of raw cavernous progressive atmospheric death metal that envelopes a miasma-like fury that summons inevitable ominous chaos. Through the ritualistic-like crawling rhythm section that adjoins with the twisted, complex, yet methodical fury of the guitar work that lays the backbone for the summoning, 'Through The Cervix Of Hawwah' is a purging to prepare for the imminent deluge to be laid upon the feeble mortal coil. An entranceway through the womb of pestilence into the realm of destruction. The term Antediluvian itself is defined as the moment before the flood, in biblical scripture.:

The track listing to "Through The Cervix Of Hawwah" goes accordingly:

1. Rephaim Sceptre…
2. …Through The Cervix Of Hawwah
3. Intuitus Mortuus
4. Scions Of Ha Nachash (Spectre Of The Burning Valley)
5. From Seraphic Embrace,
6. Luminous Harvest
7. Turquoise Infidel
8. Gomorrah Entity (Perversion Reborn)
9. Erect Reflection (Abyss Of Organic Matter)

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