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Metal News for November 20, 2012

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35 news articles posted on this day.

All That Remains Posts "Stand Up" Video

All That Remains has released a new music video for the track "Stand Up," which comes off the new album "A War You Cannot Win," released earlier this month. Check out the clip below. The album's full track listing is:

1. Down Through the Ages
2. You Can't Fill My Shadow
3. Stand Up
4. A Call to All Non-Believers
5. Asking Too Much
6. Intro
7. Just Moments in Time
8. What if I Was Nothing
9. Sing for Liberty
10. Not Fading
11. Calculating Loneliness
12. A War You Cannot Win


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The Sword Video Interview Available

The Rock it Out! blog has posted a new video interview with Austin, Texas act The Sword. Check out the video below, in which the band members discuss new album "Apocryphon" (reviewed here), why they don't want South By Southwest in Austin anymore, and the "Tears of Fire" hot sauce.

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Thinning The Herd Finishes New Album

New York-based Thinning The Herd announces the completion of the band's new studio full-length, which will be liberated into the general population before the end of the year. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Over the Summer, the band shacked up with studio guru Steven Albini to harness the newest tunes for what will be the metallic doom/rock act’s third studio effort. Entitled 'Freedom From The Known,' the ten-song crusher features an entirely new and improved Thinning the Herd lineup, revamped once again by founding member Gavin Spielman and now including drummer Rick Cimato (ex-Locked In A Vacancy) and bassist Wes Edmonds.

"An act constantly striving to not be pigeonholed as 'another doom band,' the newest material reflects more of the members’ blues and NYHC influences, though the presence of classic doom metal and 90’s grunge/sludge influences still shine through, and alien life forms, motorcycles, ego death, higher consciousness, transcendentalism and racism are just a few of the issues touched upon lyrically. Freedom From The Known is due out in December on the band’s own Saint Marks Records as with their previous album and EP."

The track listing is:

1. Never Wanted
2. Dr. Reed
3. Sludge
4. Buildings
5. Rabbits
6. White Liver
7. Blood
8. Path of Gold
9. Gaikat Mountain
10. In Front Of Me

Thinning the Herd will take to the streets on an extensive tour in support of "Freedom From The Known" in early 2013, with more info to be announced soon.

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Pit Stories: '50s Prom Night

We scour the heavy metal and hard rock landscape to get Pit Stories from musicians across the globe, and today we have an interesting look at an "un-pit" of sorts when the crowd experiences genre confusion. Oregon based "melodic wondercore" act Whispers of Wonder shares the following story:

Whispers Of Wonder was paying live at a local venue here in Portland called the Hawthorne. We were the second to last band on the bill. Now the kind of music we play isn't necessarily as brutal as the local scene is comfortable with, and sometimes fans aren't quite sure how to act in the crowd. Now before we had hit the stage there was a big empty pit with 3 hardcore dancers in it, but once we got started something unfolded unlike anything we have ever seen at a show of our genre.

People weren't moshing. It wasn't a violent mosh fest. It was a dance pit. The best way to describe it is prom night in the 1950's, though the soundtrack wasn't exactly as upbeat. And they kept it going throughout our whole set. All of a sudden an entire crowd of people looked like some scene out of an episode of The Peanuts. It was definitely a night to remember.

Whispers of Wonder will release the new EP "The First Year" this coming November 27th, 2012 and pre-orders are available at this location. You can also check out the band's music via Facebook here.

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Fall City Fall Releases New Music Video

Canadian hardcore outfit Fall City Fall has released a music video for “Anxiety Attack” from the band's forthcoming release "Victus," due out January 22nd, 2013. Watch the video below courtesy of Vevo. Victory Records also commented:

"Fall City Fall is ready to unleash their unique sound filled with hard hitting melodies and technical riffs. With duel-vocalists Nathan Zorn and Keenan Pylychaty leading the pack, the band dives deep into the human psyche with meaningful lyrics and memorable songs. They will film two new music videos this Friday, November 23rd for 'Lovebirds' and 'Dissentipede' in Calgary, Alberta at Albert Park Radisson Heights."

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Hatebreed Announces Album's Release Date

Hatebreed's forthcoming new studio album "The Divinity of Purpose" is now available for pre-order at iTunes here. All iTunes pre-orders include an instant download of the opening track "Put It To The Torch."

The album is due for release on January 25th in the UK/Europe and January 29th in the US/Canada. The track listing is as follows:

1. Put It To The Torch
2. Honor Never Dies
3. Own Your World
4. The Language
5. Before The Fight Ends You
6. Indivisible
7. Dead Man Breathing
8. The Divinity Of Purpose
9. Nothing Scares Me
10. Bitter Truth
11. Boundless (Time To Murder It)
12. Idolized and Vilified More...

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Erra Splits With Bassist

Alabama act Erra has posted the following message online about parting ways with the band's bassist Adam Hicks:

"Just to fill everyone in: Our bassist Adam quit the band Sunday. It wasn't over any kind of personal vendetta or turmoil. He just felt that his place wasn't with the band anymore and has decided to go to college full time.

"We're all bummed as you can imagine, but we would never hold him back from a decision like that. He will still be playing with us until we find a fill-in, and will still be working with us in the studio in February.

"We ask that you please DO NOT post any kind of tryout submissions to our wall. We are undecided about how we will go about finding a replacement and until we decide whether or not we want to organize tryouts, we ask that you please do not send them to us.

"With this sad news in mind, acknowledge that the next step from here is to continue moving forward. No matter what the struggle, this band is not over until we're either satisfied with our progress or dead.

"I can tell you that we are definitely not satisfied yet. There are so many things left for us to accomplish, and we aren't stopping until we accomplish those things. We love you all, Adam loves you all, and we look forward to giving you a new record in 2013 that we are confident will not disappoint."

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Audrey Horne Announces "Youngblood" Details

Audrey Horne recently signed with Napalm Records, and the band's new album "Youngblood" is now set for release on February 5th, 2013. The track listing will be:

1. Redemption Blues
2. Straight Into Your Grave
3. Youngblood
4. There Goes A Lady
5. Show and Tell
6. Cards with the Devil
7. Pretty Little Sunshine
8. The Open Sea
9. This Ends Here
10. The King is Dead
11. I Wanna Know You (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
12. This Ends Here - Demo (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
13. The Open Sea - Demo (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)

Napalm Records also commented: "With their first three albums, praised by fans and critics alike, Audrey Horne positioned themselves in the premier league of rock! Furthermore, the band has shown that honest and hand-made music is still more than popular. Their fourth album, Youngblood follows this tradition and presents the Norwegian hard rock quartet full of fresh energy and a truthful love of playing. Songs like 'Redemption Blues,' 'Straight Into Your Grave,' or 'There Goes a Lady' not only live up to the numerous Audrey Horne classics, but turn into irresistible tunes with catchy refrains right from the start and will stay with you for a long time. The great production provides the finishing touches and presents the listener with a warm sound that differs tremendously from the soulless plastic productions of this day and age. Youngblood is an excellent and sweeping hard rock album full of soul, and without a doubt the highlight in the discography of Audrey Horne!" More...

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Zatokrev Album To See U.S. Release

Zatokrev's "The Bat The Wheel And The Long Road To Nowhere" will be released through the Candlelight USA Cult Series imprint this coming January 8th, 2013. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"The Bat The Wheel And The Long Road To Nowhere is the third full-length from Swiss death/doom conjurors ZATOKREV. Their self-dubbed 'sludge-apocalypse' takes you on an transcendental musical journey that clocks in over an hour in length and features lyrics sung in English, Czech, and Slovak. Metal Review says the album, 'oozes confidence. This is a band that can reach the upper echelons,' while The New Review notes: 'ZATOKREV skillfully play on emotion to deliver their mournful message. It’s a seriously heavy, seriously depressing doom-fest.'"

The album's track listing is:

1. Goddamn Lights
2. 9
3. Rodeo With Snakes
4. Medium
5. The Wheel
6. Feel The Fire pt.1
7. Feel The Fire pt.2
8. The Bat
9. Angels Of Cross More...

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Slice The Cake Signs With Myriad Records

"The Siren's Song," a brand new song from Slice The Cake's forthcoming studio album set to be released via Myriad Records, has now been posted online and can be heard below. The band also comments:

"Things have grown fairly quiet in the Slice The Cake camp as of late, but we've been slowly and steadily sowing the seeds to build an amazing future for our musical meeting of minds, and we're ready to finally show the first blooming flowers to the world.

"First off, we're proud to announce our signing to Myriad Records! Myriad is a great independent label with some real ethics fuelling them, rather than being an exploitative machine that destroys artistic expression. Some other great bands that have worked/are currently working with Myriad are The Schoenberg Automaton, Bleeding Skies and Friend for a Foe. Myriad's a great little family of musicians and we're stoked to be joining them!

"Leading on from that, we shall be releasing our next album Other Slices through them, first through all good digital distributors and on CD + 10" Vinyl Picture Disk soon after. For this album, we wanted a release from the thematic intensity of our previous work, an opportunity to bring in some guest musicians, and a chance to show people what gets left on the cutting room floor. Though that's not to say we think these songs are somehow lesser works than anything we have released to date, but rather this album is a collection of songs we felt were great that just didn't fit into our previous releases for a variety of reasons. Some of it was written after the release of The Man With No Face, some of it before, some of it is a drastic departure from what we'd usually do, some of it is more traditional, but we think you'll find it all equally delicious.. The track list is as follows: More...

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The Shrine Releases New Music Video

Venice, CA act The Shrine released new album "Primitive Blast" this summer and just returned from a first European tour (alongside stoner rock veterans Fu Manchu).

Today, VICE's Noisey premieres The Shrine's new music video "Whistlings of Death," which can be viewed here or in the player below. "Whistlings of Death" was shot and edited by Amanda Siegel (on super 8 and 16mm film) with extra footage contributed by Coan Buddy Nichols.

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Hate Reveals "Solarflesh" Details

Napalm Records has announced February 5th, 2013 as the North American release date for Hate's "Solarflesh." The artwork can be viewed below, and the "Solarflesh" track listing is as follows:

1. Watchful Eye of Doom
2. Eternal Might
3. Alchemy of Blood
4. Timeless Kingdom
5. Festival of Slaves
6. Sadness Will Last Forever
7. Solarflesh
8. Endless Purity
9. Mesmerized
10. Hatehammer (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
11. Venom (Limited-Edition Bonus Track)
12. Fall of all Icons (Limited-Edition Bonus Track) More...

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W.E.B. Reveals New EP Release

The release date for the W.E.B. EP "My Storm Upon You" EP has finally been unveiled as December 12th, 2012. The band also comments:

"So far we have released a video online of a rehearsal version of Blessed Blood that will be included in the EP but let us slowly reveal more about this quite controversial release. Apart from Blessed Blood, it will contain:

- brand new song 'My Storm Upon You'
- cover song
- acoustic version of older song
- symphonic/orchestral version of older song
- industrial remix version of older song

"More to be confessed in the days to follow until 12/12/12!" More...

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Disarmonia Mundi Issues Album Update

Disarmonia Mundi has checked in with the following update about the process of working on a new album:

"Hey there people, time for another quick update! The demoing is going great so far, we're somewhat halfway through the record and what we have right now is a bunch of damn heavy and solid tracks.

"We're quite pleased about our current efforts, despite being just demos we can already consider this as the heavy core of the album, very aggressive and brutal, so maybe it's about time to experiment a little bit with the remaining songs...

"Don't get me wrong, we ain't gonna switch style at all, but we'd love to make this record as complete as possible, adding a little bit of everything we've done so far, like some progressive elements in the vibe of the first record 'Nebularium' or some more melodic moments as well.

"There's been quite an evolution in the music style of this band since the very beginning and despite never drastically changing genre every release has been characterized by a different approach, so it would be cool to sum all our different influences in a sole record.

"Right, maybe it's a little too early to say this, but I'm quite sure that if you liked our music so far you're gonna like this new release as well, our trademark is still there and the new stuff can't wait to kick you in the ass..."

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Heavy Metal Black Friday 2012 Deals Revealed

As Thanksgiving approaches many record labels, bands, and music retailers are already starting up their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Below we have listed those that are available now, and this article will be updated throughout the week as more sales come in, so check back often!

In honor of cyber Monday (but actually available now), PROSTHETIC RECORDS is offering a variety of t-shirts and albums for $5 - $10 from the likes of Beneath the Massacre, All That Remains, Batillus and more. Check out the full list of titles right here. Starting on Friday, November 23rd the Prosthetic Records webstore will also be offering 10% off everything with the code "BF2012."

ROXX RECORDS has an "unblack" sale starting on Thursday with a variety of albums for $4 using code "UNBLACK2013" at the Roxx Productions website here.

Music from Flyleaf, KISS, and various other rock acts will be on sale for $7.99 via THE BLACK FRIDAY FRENZY starting November 23rd.

FACEDOWN RECORDS has already started a full Thanksgiving week sale, with special offers on various albums and merch ranging in price from $1 - $6.99. Check out all the sales at this location, which includes music from War of Ages, Sleeping Giant, and more.

AMAZON.COM is already running online Black Friday sales on hard rock and metal, which rotate on a daily basis. You can check out the full list right here, which currently includes Ill Nino, Queen, Meshuggah, and more.

THE OMEGA ORDER has a variety of albums in differing formats on sale with prices ranging from $2.49 - $9.99 from bands such as Agalloch, Anathema, The 69 Eyes, Immortal, Hortus Animae, and many more. Check out the full listing of albums on sale over here. More...

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The Cold View Offering Album For Download

The debut album "Weeping Winter" by The Cold View is now available for free download at the group's website or Bandcamp page. You can also stream "Weeping Winter" in the player below. The Cold View also commented on the album:

"For this concept album each month from November 2011 to March 2012 a song came into being. Every one of them is the most emotional expression of personal experiences and experiences of nature during the time of creation. The five songs are influenced by drone and funeral doom, but also by noise and industrial. The record reaches a total playing time of more than 40 minutes. The mixing and mastering took place at the Berlin resided record studio, while music and artwork were produced by the one-man-project The Cold View in Darmstadt, Germany."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Empty November 07:01
2. Dark December 07:01
3. Grey January 07:41
4. Freezing February 06:44
5. Mournful March 12:21 More...

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Uli Jon Roth Announces North American Tour

German guitarist Uli Jon Roth will be returning to North America for a special tour commemorating his 40th anniversary of joining the Scorpions.

Uli plans on celebrating this anniversary with a one of a kind show that features an entire set of Scorpions material as well as selections from his extensive solo catalog. Every show on the tour will be recorded for a live album documenting this amazing milestone in Uli's career.

The tour is currently scheduled to kick off January 25th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through March 3rd in Los Angeles. More dates will be added in the coming days. Stay tuned to Uli's website for the most up to date schedule. Uli comments:

"Celebrating my 40th anniversary of joining the band, we will play a full set of Scorpions songs alongside my more recent material. We will feature several songs from each of the albums that I played on, including some, which have not been played live before. I'm really looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!"

The following press release was also issued:

"Because of his ground-breaking, highly innovative and distinctive trademark guitar work, Uli is widely regarded as being one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

"As one of the main founding members of The Scorpions, Uli wrote much of the material for the bands - by now legendary - first five albums, which include the hugely successful live album 'Tokyo Tapes.' These early Scorpions years with Uli, Klaus and Rudolf as the nucleus, were absolutely essential in shaping what is now considered the classic Scorpions sound. More...

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Adrenechrome Releases New EP

Orillia, ON metallers Adrenechrome are proud to unleash today their debut EP "Hideous Appetites." According to a press release, the EP features "seven explosive tracks that blend innovative guitar shredding, furious operatic vocals, thundering drums and rumbling, gut-busting bass."

Vocalist / guitarist Chris Friesen comments on the release: "Adrenechrome is extremely excited to officially release out debut EP, we have put out heart and soul into this project, and can't wait to hear for the world to hear it. We welcome accolades and criticisms alike, much love and thanks."

Check out the release below, and the track listing is:

1. Titans Fall 03:18
2. Six Guns 06:16
3. The Horror 05:26
4. Hymn For The Heavens 04:17
5. Winds of The Void 05:00
6. Locust Wings 04:24
7. Hobbled 04:57 More...

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Sirens & Sailors Posts "Mirror For My Medusa" Clip

Sirens & Sailors has premiered a live music video for the single "Mirror For My Medusa," taken off of the band's Tragic Hero debut "Wasteland." The video was shot in September at the band's hometown headliner of Ragefest, an annual festival showcasing Rochester's best artists. Check out the clip below.

In May, Sirens & Sailors released debut EP "Wasteland." The six song EP was produced by Drew Fulk (At The Skylines) and was recorded in 2012. Listen to the first single “You and Die” from the EP right here.


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Vision Of Disorder Releases New Video

Long Island hardcore pioneers Vision of Disorder has just released a newly-completed official video for the pummeling track “Hard Times.” The fourth anthem from the band's fourth full-length "The Cursed Remain Cursed," VOD enlisted the expertise of Tom J. Cronin to direct and construct the high-paced visual depiction of the song, filmed live at two vicious gigs in London and Manchester just days before the release of "The Cursed Remain Cursed" this past September.

Check out the video through Noisey here or in the player available below. The following press release was also issued about the band hosting a charity show:

"We are also now just days away from 'Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief.' After witnessing the devastation brought on by Hurricane Sandy on October 29th, the band immediately reorganized their headlining show in Brooklyn this Saturday, November 24th to benefit victims of Sandy’s wrath across the region. An event coordinated by Vision Of Disroder alongside Candlelight Records, Earsplit PR and Metal Insider, officially, 100% of the ticket proceeds from VOD as well as supporting acts Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows and Primitive Weapons will be donated to the Red Cross to aid residents whose lives were impacted by the storm.

"Show attendees are invited to bring supplies -- nonperishable food, batteries, toilet paper, etc. -- for area shelters and food banks, as donation bins will be posted outside of the venue. Supplies to aid pets and animals displaced by the storm will be donated to Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey. Those not in the area for this event who wish to help can make donations directly to the Red Cross via the Picking Up Change Firstgiving link." More...

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Kongh Reveals New Album Details

Swedish Grammy nominees Kongh have revealed the cover of their new full-length album entitled "Sole Creation." The album will be coming to shops on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th February in North Amercia.

"Sole Creation" - the 3rd album from the doom metal trio - will consist of 4 new tracks and 45 minutes of music, with a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft. The album was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin; mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame. Kongh's front-man, David Johansson, commented:

"After a very long time of hard work, this album is finally ready for release. We couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out and I really think it is the best Kongh material so far. For our old fans, I am pretty sure it will be well worth the wait and I also think it holds great potential to satisfy a bunch of new listeners. In my opinion, the album is more dynamic and has much more emphasis on melodies than our previous works. At the same time it maintains the harshness and it's undoubtedly the heaviest slab of metal we've done as well."

The track listing is:

1. Sole Creation
2. Tamed Brute
3. The Portals
4. Skymning More...

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Craniotomy Reveals New Album Artwork

Slovakian death metal act Craniotomy has revealed the cover artwork for the band's new album, which can be viewed below. The group also commented:

"Hey Fuckers! The cover of our new album 'Supply of flesh came just in time' will look like this. The album will be released soon in these winter months in Japanese Amputated Vein Records. Stay sick!"

You can also hear the recently posted song "Mr. Butcher" over at this location. More...

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Pinkish Black Signs With Century Media

Fort Worth based duo Pinkish Black has has signed a deal with Century Media Records. The label comments:

"Pinkish Black s the duo Jon Teague on drums and vocalist/synthesizer, Daron Beck. They are the continuation of The Great Tyrant, a three piece that released one LP posthumously following the passing of their bass player, Tommy Atkins. The Great Tyrant was on its way to redefining what heavy music was. When Atkins died, the only changes were the name and how to achieve this as a two piece, the latter being no small feat.

"Pinkish Black's last, self-titled album, released on Handmade Birds, featured seven tracks of dark, intense and at times, haunting songs. As one of the heaviest bands of late to feature no stringed instruments, Pinkish Black uses aura and emotions to attain what other bands (and a lot of Orange Amps and down-tuned guitars) fail to do. The band is currently touring and working on a new record, expected to be recorded by the end of the year."

Jon Teague and Daron Beck added, "We're excited at the possibilities that working with Century Media presents to us, and that lots of touring and recording will follow."

Upcoming live shows are:

11/24 - Fort Worth, TX - Lola's w/ ATRIARCH
11/28 - New York, NY - Home Sweet Home
11/29 - Baltimore, MD - TBA
11/30 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
12/1 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus w/ NAAM
12/4 - Richmond, VA - Nile
12/6 - Nashville, TN - TBA w/ PALLBEARER
12/7 - Little Rock, AK - Downtown Music w/ PALLBEARER
12/8 - Fort Worth, TX - Lola's w/ PALLBEARER

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Hackneyed Posts European Tour Footage

Hackneyed hit the road in October supporting Arch Enemy for a run of European dates, and now the band has posted a video report covering the European Khaos Tour. Check out the footage below. Hackneyed also commented:

"Ladies and gentleman, check out Hackneyed supporting the Arch Enemy's Khaos tour 2012! Take part in our journey, have a closer look 'behind the scenes' and have fun meeting a lot of amazing guys and places with us."

Hackneyed will also be performing at the upcoming Barge to Hell cruise this December.

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De Magia Veterum Streaming New Album

Decibel Magazine is currently hosting "The Deification" from De Magia Veterum in its entirety. Check out the album at this location. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"The magickal creation of one Mories (Gnaw Their Tongues, Ophiuchus, Pompidou, Aderlating, Astral, et al) De Magia Veterum’s fourth full-length, The Deification offers up a perplexing torrent of sonic discord that’s both physically and psychologically engrossing, taxing and terrifying.

"The Deification is the logical next step in Mories’ nightmarish journey through the pulpits of psychosis. Featuring seven tracks of chaos, disease and sonic corruption, The Deification is arguably Mories’ most potent offering yet. 'The Deification' is currently out through Transcendental Creations. Order your copy right here." More...

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Korpiklaani Posts Backstage Footage

Have you ever wondered what the Korpiklaani guys do backstage during tours? Backstage footage from the Heidenfest is now available below.

Shortly after the end of the celebrated Heidentfest tour, the restless Finnish folk metal pioneers will soon be on the road again. In January and February of 2013, the band will embark on an extensive headliner tour in support of new album “Manala” (out since August 3, 2012) with support from Estonian fellow folk metallers Mestatoll. Dates can be found after the jump.


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Agony Lords Releasing New Album

"A Tomb for the Haunted," the long awaited new album from Mexico's legendary Agony Lords, will be released November 26th on Chaos Records. After a decade in the shadows the band returns with their most fully realized effort. "A Tomb for the Haunted" is a concept album consisting of 10 dark chapters extracted directly from the crypt.

The album is available as a six-panel digipak with a 24-page booklet that includes artwork, history and lyrics for each track. A special limited edition version (500 copies) will also be available and includes bonus track "The Torture Never Stops" (W.A.S.P cover) and an exclusive bonus DVD with official videos; photo gallery; biography; the making of "The Spirit in the Tower" video; official bootlegs; and Unions recording sessions from 1992.

Watch the official video for "The Spirit in the Tower" below. That song and "Raising the Occult" are streaming at the Chaos Records bandcamp page. More...

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Manticore Streaming New Song

"Behold the Ascension of the Execrated," Manticore's first full-length album since 2006's "For Rats and Plague," sees the Cleveland trio continuing in its black metal roots. "Behold the Ascension of the Execrated" was recorded in the basement of the Last House on the Left on the unholy days of October 12th and 13th by Don Sukis, Jr. who also mixed and mastered it. Nestor Avalos is responsible for the artwork on the album, which is being released on Deathgasm Records. Album track "Denying the Resurrection" is streaming over at soundcloud or in the widget following the tracklisting and cover art.

Behold the Ascension of the Execrated
From the Darkness Below
Abhorrent Baptism in the Vestal Cavity
Procession to Possession
Denying the Resurrection
Torn Apart by Hate
In Nomine Satanas [Venom cover]
Filth Upon Filth
Abolished Holy Conceit


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Helloween Reveals Album Artwork & Track List

German metal pioneers Helloween unveiled the album artwork and track listing for the band's new release "Straight Out of Hell." The LP will be released on January 18, 2013 (EU) and January 21, 2013 (North America) through Spinefarm Records.

The limited edition will contain two bonus tracks, including the "Hammond Version" of the first single "Burning Sun," which is dedicated to the late Jon Lord. The track listing for "Straight Out of Hell" is as follows:

1. Nabataea
2. World of War
3. Live Now!
4. Far from the Stars
5. Burning Sun
6. Waiting for the Thunder
7. Hold Me in Your Arms
8. Wanna Be God
9. Straight Out of Hell
10. Asshole
11. Years
12. Make Fire Catch the Fly
13. Church Breaks Down
14. Another Shot of Life (Bonus Track)
15. Burning Sun (Hammond version) (Dedicated to Jon Lord) (Bonus Track) More...

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Cystic Dysentery Streaming New Songs

After an eight-year wait, the debut album from Jacksonville, Florida's Cystic Dysentery has finally arrived. "Culture of Death" is available now from Deathgasm Records. Included on the old school brutal metal release will be a rendition of Slayer's "Born of Fire" as well as guest vocals from Mike Fortier (Nailshitter) on "Cadaverous Compost." Cover art on "Culture of Death" is by Jon Zig. The band is currently streaming selections from "Culture of Death" over at reverbnation, or below.

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Incantation Streaming Entire Album

Decibel Magazine has posted an exclusive full album stream of "Vanquish in Vengeance," the new album from death metal pioneers Incantation.

The stream comes one week before the album's November 27th release release date via Listenable Records and features a track-by-track commentary from Alex Bouks. Listen to "Vanquish in Vengeance" in its entirety at this location.

Incantation's follow-up to 2006's "Primordial Domination" features over 50 minutes of the band's trademark dark and unholy death metal. Recorded at the infamous Mars Recording Compound with engineer Bill Korecky and mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swano at Unisound studios, "Vanquish in Vengeance" deals with the numerous counts of genocide in the name of religion our society has witnessed over a millennia.

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Hanging Garden Posts "At Every Door" Album Teaser

Finnish doom metal act Hanging Garden posted a teaser for the band's new LP "At Every Door," the band's third release and first for Lifeforce Records. The album is scheduled for release on January 28, 2013 through the label and will contain the following track list:

1. Ten Thousands Cranes
2. Ash And Dust
3. Hegira
4. Wormwood
5. At Every Door
6. The Cure
7. Evenfall
8. To End All Ages

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Nightfall Posts "Oberon And Titania" Lyric Video

Greek melodic death metal act Nightfall, featuring Mystic Prophecy guitarist Constantine, posted up a lyric video for the new track "Oberon and Titania." The song appears on the band's forthcoming ninth studio LP "Cassiopeia," which is scheduled for release on January 18, 2013 via Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "Cassiopeia" is as follows:

1. Phaethon
2. Oberon & Titania
3. Colonize Cultures
4. The Nightwatch
5. Stellar Parallax
6. Hubris
7. The Reptile Gods
8. Hyperion
9. Akhenaton, the 9th Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty
10. The Sand Reckoner
11. Astropolis

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts Exclusive Live Shots

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted footage of exclusive live images from the ongoing "Cinematic World Tour." The European leg is underway with support from Freedom Call, Orden Ogan and Vexillum. The band recently announced that they will headline the kick off show at ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta on Thursday, September 5, 2012 with Circle II Circle and In the Silence. Tickets for that event are currently on sale at this location. ProgPower USA XIV festival tickets are also on sale at this location.

The remaining dates of this leg are as follows:

20.11.2012 AT Worgel
22.11.2012 IT Bologna - Estragon
23.11.2012 IT Milan - Live Club
24.11.2012 IT Rome - Orion
25.11.2012 IT Treviso - New Age
26.11.2012 FR Lyon - Le Transbordeur
28.11.2012 HU Budepest
29.11.2012 CZ Prague
30.11.2012 DE Munich
01.12.2012 DE Geiselwind
03.12.2012 DE Cologne
04.12.2012 NL Zoetermeer
05.12.2012 DE Bochem
06.12.2012 DE Hamburg
09.12.2012 FR Paris - Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg - La Laiterie (LT Rhapsody Only)

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Nightwish Posts Pro Shot Live Footage With Floor

Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish posted pro shot live footage of the band's performance of "I Want My Tears Back" featuring Floor Jansen on vocals. The footage was taken from the band's performance at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki on November 10, 2012 and was directed by Ville Lipiainen. The track appears on the band's latest LP "Imaginaerum" (see review at this location).

The ReVamp vocalist has been fulfilling the band's live dates since the band's split with Anette Olzon at the beginning of October. No permanent replacement has been announced as of yet.

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