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Metal News for November 20, 2013

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Diamond Plate Premieres New Music Video

Chicago’s Diamond Plate today launches a music video for “Dance With Reality,” and we at Metalunderground.com are stoked to bring you the exclusive premiere.

The video was directed by Lester Cohn (Mastodon, Neil Young, Chevelle) and the track is taken from Diamond Plate’s sophomore album “Pulse,” available now via Earache/Century Media Records.

Watch “Dance With Reality,” starring both Diamond Plate and a ’66 "SS" Chevelle, in the player below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section. Diamond Plate also adds:

"Our goal with this music video was to capture the band's live energy in a cinematic way while giving the viewer more than just a video of us playing live. Thanks to our director Lester, our cinematographer Andrew, all of the cast and crew, and the 1966 Chevelle for being a badass motherfucker."

You can also stream the band’s entire new “Pulse” album by heading over to this location.

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Blackthorn Recording New Album

Russian all-female act Blackthorn has checked in with the following statement about working on a new album:

"The time has finally come. We are very excited to announce that we started recording our next full length album!

"The as-yet-untitled album will be Blackthorn's third official release after the well received 'Codex Archaos.'

"Over the last 2 years the source from which the band draws inspiration has become much deeper and darker and we are sure a lot of people will be mesmerized by the tenebrose vibe of our new conceptual creation." More...

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ORCumentary releases new music video

ORCumentary, the electronic rock/metal brainchild of Connecticut-based solo artist Orc Adams, has released a music video for the song "Goblin Death March," viewable below.

The track is taken from the album "Orcs 1, Goblins 0," released earlier this year. More information, including links to purchase music, can be found at Adams' new website.

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Gnaw Announces New Live Shows

Gnaw, the ominous anti-design of Alan Dubin (Khanate, Old, O.L.D.), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), Brian Beatrice and Eric Neuser, is pleased to announce another batch of live ceremonies this Winter.

The audio lashings will begin in Revere, Massachusetts this Saturday. The following month Gnaw will level Queens before razing Brooklyn and Philadelphia for a New Year's dose of deviance. The band will be spewing forth tunes from the recently unleashed "Horrible Chamber" full-length, which can be heard right here.

Elaborates Dubin in a spine-sheering shriek, "Thanks to all the mongers who continue to support the brand new Horrible Chamber album! If you're in the Boston or New York area, we have some shows coming up to make your winter that much colder. Get Gnawed! Baaaaaah Humbug!"

11/23/2013 Sammy's Patio - Revere, MA w/ Stasis, Psycho, Afterbirth (ex-members of Grief and Disrupt), Dave K Fights Himself
12/5/2013 Trans Pecos - Queens, NY w/ Psalm Zero, The Notekillers
1/18/2014 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Sonic Suicide Squad, Insect Ark, Xaddas, Prana Bindu
1/19/2014 TBA - Philadelphia, PA w/ Insect Ark, more TBD

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Disfiguring The Goddess Streams New Track

Disfiguring the Goddess is giving fans yet another new taste of music from the upcoming full-length brutal death metal release "Deprive." The fifth track on the record, "Industrial Quarter," is available for streaming right now via GuitarWorld.com.

Give it a listen below, and keep an eye out for "Deprive" hitting music outlets December 10th via Decomp Records.

You can also check out the previously posted title track here or listen to "Home of the Dollmaker" at this location. More...

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ASG Posts "Scrappy's Trip" Video

ASG released new album "Blood Drive" back in May, and now the band has teamed up with Stereogum.com to premiere a new video off the album.

Check out "Scrappy's Trip" in the player below, or you can also watch the previously posted video clip for "Day's Work" at this location.

The "Blood Drive" track listing is as follows:

1. Avalanche
2. Blood Drive
3. Day's Work
4. Scrappy's Trip
5. Castlestorm
6. Blues for Bama
7. Earthwalk
8. Children's Music
9. Hawkeye
10. Stargazin
11. The Ladder
12. Good Enough to Eat More...

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Metal Church Announces New Tour Dates

Metal Church will release new album "Generation Nothing" on October 22nd, 2013 via Rat Pak Records.

Now the band has also announced a series of tour dates in support of the release this coming February and March, 2014. Currently announced details are as follows:

2-15 Sat Orange County, CA Tiki Bar
2-16 Sunday Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go
2-18 Tuesday Tempe, AZ Club Red
2-20 Thursday San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
2-21 Friday Houston, TX Concert Pub North
2-22 Sat Oaklahoma City, OK Chameleon Room
2-23 Sunday Dallas, TX Trees
2-25 Tuesday Indianapolis In The Headquarters
2-26 Thursday Chicago, IL Reggies
2-28 Friday Westland, MI Token Lounge
3-1 Sat Toronto, Canada The Rockpile East
3-2 Sunday Toronto, Canada The Rockpile West More...

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Don Jamieson Announces New Album

Don Jamieson is preparing to record his sophomore comedy album, "Hell Bent for Laughter," this December.

Jamieson will be appearing live from December 4th - 7th at Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club in Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ. Besides being one of Don's favorite comedy clubs on the east coast, the venue is also BYOB: so dust off those beer coolers from the summer and fill them up with your choice of adult beverages for a few nights of comedy. Head over here to secure reservations.

Don Jamieson's first ever live standup CD, "Live & Hilarious," was released on April 26th, 2011. Jamieson started his career as one of the comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James, Pauly Shore and Tom Green. Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson won an Emmy for his work on HBO's "Inside the NFL." More...

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Warfather Streaming New Song

Warfather, the band from ex-Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker, will release debut album "Orchestrating The Apocalypse" this Winter.

Now the third track from the album is available for streaming online. Check out "My Queen Shall Not Be Mourned" in the player below, courtesy of Decibelmagazine.com.

Greyhaze Records has confirmed the European release date for Warfather's "Orchestrating The Apocalypse," unleashing it through Plastic Head Distribution on February 24th, 2014, just after the North American released date previously confirmed as January 21st. The track listing is as follows:

1. XII
2. Legions
3. My Queen Shall Not Be Mourned
4. Taunting The Deity
5. The Shifting Poles
6. Waltz Of The Solstice
7. Summoning The Warfathers
8. Ageless Merciless
9. The Chaos Of
10. Gods And Machines
11. Ashes and Runes
12. We Are The Wolves More...

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In Solitude Posts Swedish TV Footage

In Solitude fans may have already seen the live clip filmed by Sveriges Television (SvT) in Sweden and posted to PSL, the online music section of SvT, but now the entire feature, "On the Dark Side of Uppsala with In Solitude," has been made available with English subtitles. Check it out here or in the player below.

The two part series was filmed this spring when In Solitude took a break from recording third album "Sister" to show SvT the 400 year old Uppsala castle ruin. When the clock struck midnight (exactly 446 years after the crazy king Erik XIV of Sweden went on a killing spree through the castle) the band performed two songs: "A Buried Sun" and "Jesus i betong," a cover of Swedish punk band Cortex. More...

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TSLCORSASZ Announces Album Release

The incredibly annoyingly named black metal outfit The Sustained Low 'C' of Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra today announces the release of the "Lime/Meat" album. The two-track release is due out on Hypaethral Records this coming December 21st, 2013.

Pick up your copy at this location or stream the tracks below. Commenting on the release, the label issued the following statement:

"We are grimly pleased to announce the release of the blistering debut 7" for The Sustained Low 'C' of Richard Strauss' 'Also Sprach Zarathustra.' Featuring members of Titan, Gates, and Fires of Mammon, the cacophony that is TSLCORSASZ should not be ignored." More...

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Alghazanth To Release New Album

Finland's Alghazanth has been in existence for 18 years and has incorporated elements of the more melodic kind into the traditional brand of black metal.

Now the band is gearing up to release a new album, titled "The Three Faced Pilgrim," due out December 13th via Inverse Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. In Your Midnight Orchard
2. To the Pearl on High
3. Promethean Permutation
4. AdraMelekTaus
5. As it is Fated
6. With Sickle, With Scythe

Inverse Records also issued the following press release about Alghazanth: More...

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Sessions Splitting With Vocalist

Vocalist Lance Titus of U.S. outfit Sessions has posted the following announcement online about parting ways with the band:

"I am stepping down as the vocalist of Sessions and my last show with the band will be 12/5 Veil of Maya, Structures, Northlane, Vildhjarta @ Empire. I have tickets available for $16, so if any of my friends out there have never gotten a chance to see Sessions play live, this may be your last chance.

"I have poured a very large amount of my life, time, and money into this band, and it would mean the world to me if you purchased ticket and came out. I am leaving for various reasons that I will not discuss on here, but mainly it is because I need to focus on the rest of my life. Continuing to tour and be with the band would put a lot of strain on my financial situation.

"Thank you to each and every one of you who downloaded or purchased our EP online and to every one of you who came to throw down at a show. You helped make a personal dream of mine come true, and I am forever grateful to all of you that made that possible.

"Keep an eye out for me in possible future music projects. Love you all." More...

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Brood Of Hatred Reveals Album Details

Brood Of Hatred has issued the following update about releasing a new album:

"We're pleased to announce the details of our full-length debut album release, entitled 'Skinless Agony.' The music on this release is centered on, exploring new horizons in terms of atmosphere and lyrical themes, tainted by the accelerating rate of change that our world is experiencing.

"It is a statement about the painful ugliness and transcendental beauty of the human experience.
Big thanks and respect for our fans that are very near and dear to our hearts."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Deconstruction 04:46
2. The mind that Emerged 05:16
3. Technological Genocide 04:08
4. Cacophony In The Creation 04:03
5. The singularity is near 01:19
6. Skinless Agony 06:03
7. Predestined Suicide 05:13
8. Obsession 09:15
9. Disbelief Grows 02:53 More...

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Manners Finishes Recording Album

Connecticut's Manners has issued the following announcement about finishing the recording for a new album:

"We began recording our full-length in late July. We officially finished tracking on Sunday. We know that we like to take our sweet time but it sure feels good to be done. Big announcements soon, time to get back out there. Thanks y'all."

For more info on the band, head over to the Manners Facebook profile here.

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Carnifex Comments On Upcoming Album

Carnifex completed work on a new album earlier this Fall, which is scheduled for release in early 2014. Now vocalist Scott Lewis comments on the upcoming album:

"One question I kept asking myself during the writing process of the new album was; How do we make a Carnifex album that shows our growth as musicians and progress as artists but still remains 'Carnifex.'

"I believe this album represents the answer to that question. We pushed ourselves further than any previous album. We drew on influences never drawn from in the past. We incorporated elements of different genres we never touched on in previous albums.

"This album is the culmination of nearly 9 years of writing music as Carnifex. This is the album Carnifex was always meant to write."

Further details on the title and release date will be announced as they are made available.

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Assemble The Chariots Splits With Bassist

Finland's Assemble The Chariots has posted the following announcement about splitting with the band's bassist:

"Unfortunately we have to announce that our bass player Juhana Heinonen has decided to part ways with Assemble the Chariots due to personal reasons. He will be playing with us until we find a new bassist.

"ATTENTION BASS PLAYERS! If you are ready to commit to the band, you can upload a playthrough video of yourself playing Infernal Towers Arise on YouTube! Post your video on our Facebook wall and we will be in touch!" More...

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The Final Crisis Calling It Quits

U.K. outfit The Final Crisis has posted the following message about deciding to call it a day and releasing a final music video:

"After much consideration we as a band have decided to call it a day with TFC. We shot a video to go with our next single awhile back, seems a shame to let it go to waste. Thanks to everyone that has been there with us for the past few years."

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Descend Announces New Album Release

On January 24th 2014, Descend's second full length album "Wither" will be released through Inverse Records. The label comments:

"Wither being their darkest record to date, Descend expands on what they know and do best - delivering a perfect blend of progressive death metal. This is the band's defining record.

"Descend is a progressive death metal band from Stockholm, Sweden. The band was formed in 2003 and the current line-up dates back to 2008. After three self released demos, the debut album Through the Eyes of the Burdened was released through Supernova Records in May 2011.

"The album was well received and supported through numerous live performances including festivals in Germany, Canada as well as the renowned Metaltown festival in Gothenburg in the summer of 2012. The band has been self managed from the start, and dedicated work has attracted fans from many different countries. More...

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Northern Plague Posts Album Teaser

Northern Plague will release new album "Manifesto" this coming January 25th, 2014 via Folter Records. A teaser trailer is available below, and the track listing will be as follows:

1. Century of Waste
2. Divide et Impera
3. Reign Mother War
4. Let the World Burn
5. The Edge
6. Legion
7. Unclean Words
8. Manifesto

Northern Plague also comments on the upcoming album release: "The album is made up of rough compositions, strong and melodic guitars, black metal-esque vocals, organic sounding rhythmic section and enormous sound.

"The LP was recorded in Sound Division Studio in Warsaw. The producer and sound engineer is Arkadiusz 'Malta' Malczewski, who was also responsible for mixing the album. The mastering process was the domain of the famous HERTZ Studio.

"The graphics layout and cover art was done by painter, graphic desinger and artis Lukasz Radziszewski. The album will hit the shelves on 25th Jan 2014. In December you can expect one song from 'Manifesto.' Stay tuned and watch newest teaser!" More...

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Siegewyrm Reveals New Album Details

Buffalo, NY's Siegewyrm has today revealed the cover, track listing, and first single for "Harvest Begins," the band's sophomore album due out on January 7th, 2014.

1. Dawn of the 13th day
2. Praying for Forgiveness
3. Harvest Begins
4. Anger is Ecstasy
5. The Last one
6. Devils Dance
7. The Thornwood Shoreline
8. Reckless Abandon
9. Weight of the world
10. Step into Madness
11. Rage
12. To the Foundry of Souls More...

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The Wounded Kings Signs With Candlelight

Candlelight Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of U.K. doom band The Wounded Lings The band had this to say about the signing:

“It has always been our intention from the very beginning, to reach as many people as possible with our music. Therefore, joining forces with a label as highly regarded as Candlelight, is a natural and welcome progression on our journey.

"This partnership will allow us to explore and expand our musical vision to its fullest; to manifest the inspiration and desire that is The Wounded Kings, not only in sound but also in the dedication and commitment of the record label to getting the message out there . We believe Candlelight have the expertise and kudos to fulfil their side of the bargain and we will endeavour to fulfil ours by continuing to bring you our unique perspective on heavy music”

Candlelight also issued this statement: "An ending is just a beginning. Returning from the brink, with band members leaving to pursue other careers or family lives, founding member Steve Mills puts together an all new line-up to deliver four tracks of epic and apocalyptic doom under the title of 'In the Chapel of the Black Hand'. This new phase in the development of The Wounded Kings features the dark and chilling vocals of Sharie Neyland along with one of the heaviest rhythm sections in South West England. More...

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East Of The Wall Releases New Music Video

New Jersey's "post-everything" act East of the Wall has today released another video from brand new fourth album, "Redaction Artifacts."

The song, "Obfuscator Dye," is the third track from the band's new opus. The simplistic but vibrant performance video for the track was filmed by Jolil Ula of Vacant Eye Photography. Check it out below, courtesy of Metal Injection.

You can also stream all of "Redaction Artifacts" at this location or catch the band live:

11/22/2013 Court Tavern - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Black Wine, Brick Mower, Risk Relay
11/23/2013 The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ w/ Hammer Fight, Carnavarice Breath, Sydbarret, El Drugstore More...

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Wartorn Kicking Off Mini-Tour

Wartorn today embarks on another mini-tour in support of the band's Southern Lord-released "Iconic Nightmare" full-length.

The Wisconsin crustbrigade will start out with several headlining shows on the way to the 2013 installment of No Thanks Fest in Emory, Texas, set to perform alongside Thou, Barghest, Cleric, Sabbath Assembly and a rash of others.

See the band live on these dates:

11/20/2013 The Cold Shot - Appleton WI w/ Gouger, Deathwish
11/22/2013 The East Wing - Kansas City, MO w/ Vomit Assault
11/24/2013 No Thanks Fest - Emory TX
12/10/2013 The Unholy Hole - Ann Arbor, MI w/ Snafu, P.A.W.N More...

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Putrid Evocation Signs With Xtreem Music

Chilean death metallers Putrid Evocation have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album due for 2014. Xtreem Music issued the following press release:

"The band was formed by K. Exekutioner (drums) in Iquique, which later moved to Santiago and got joined by B. Nekroskull (guitar/vocals) and with whom recorded their debut EP (after some demos) 'Blackness Enshroud,' in 2012 being released in 2013 by Apocalyptic Prod. After this, R. Impaler (bass) joined the band so Putrid Evocation started to play live shows and working on new songs for an eventual full length album.

"The music of Putrid Evocation can be described as a repugnant, dirty and destructive death metal emerged from the cold lands of Europe and the aggression of south American Metal, creating a dark, dense and rotting atmosphere grabbing influences from bands such as Autopsy, Immolation, Darkthrone, Convulse, and Nihilist, amongst others." More...

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The Gabriel Construct Announces New Album

The Gabriel Construct has posted the following announcement online about starting work on a new album:

"The bad news: TGC live isn't likely to happen any time soon. The good news: We are now working on another TGC album.

"I will again be joined by Travis Orbin, Tom Murphy, and Sophia Uddin, alongside Greg Loman (guitarist in The Funk Ark and The New Media) and Jeffrey Siegfried (a saxophone graduate student at Northwestern University)."

You can also listen to the band's previous album "Interior City" in the player below. More...

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Sworn In Drops Off Tour

While on tour with Bleeding Through and Winds of Plague, Sworn In became stuck on the road when the band's van broke down.

Now out of commission for nearly five days, the band has decided to drop off the tour. Sworn In issued the following statement about the situation:

"Many of you have been keeping in touch with us about our van situation since our transmission completely broke on Friday and was rendered impossible to drive. Breaking down on a weekend, the shop wouldn't be able to have people work on our van til Monday.

"Every day we would check in and even yesterday til the late afternoon they were waiting for the parts to come in to replace our transmission with a brand new one. While we were happy to have our van fixed and able to drive again, we were left with close to no money to even eat for the days we were stranded, a tour that was 17+ hours away from us (to make the next date overnight), and little to no merch to even sell for the rest of the tour.

"We looked into getting a drop shipment for today but literally could not afford the expedited shipping on top of the gas for the drive. Thus, we had to make the grueling decision at this point to either try to finish the tour without sufficient funds, or drive the shorter route home to recoup and raise the money to be able to start off our tour with Within The Ruins next Friday in NY. We wish we could say otherwise, but we chose the second option.

"You all very well know Sworn In isn't the type of band to give up when things go wrong. From when our van/trailer got impounded on the FTFD tour in May and we still completed the tour, to driving from North Dakota to California when all our shows in between got cancelled on our first tour ever, our utmost priority has always been to commit to our passion, job, and most importantly listeners. But this was the one time where it just wasn't possible in a world ruled by money.

"We aren't asking for your forgiveness or looking for a way out of the blame, but we want you all to know that we will be hitting many of the areas we are currently unable to on our tour with This Or The Apocalypse in January. Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and New Mexico you have our absolute word we are either already booked in your area again in Jan, or will be being booked there early 2014. More...

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Dew Scented Gearing Up To Record New Album

Germany's Dew Scented has posted the following brief message online about gearing up to record a new album:

"Dew-Scented are currently working on new material for a next studio album that we intend to start recording in the spring 2014.

"We are super stoked about the new material we have gathered so far and can’t wait to continue writing! We will also be announcing some first festival dates for 2014 in the coming weeks, so stay tuned…"

Dew Scented is also about to hit the road in Europe supporting Death Angel. More...

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Whitemare Premieres Full "Screamer" EP

U.K. outfit Whitemare, which is a cross between hardcore punk, metal, and southern rock, has now released "Screamer" digitally via Riot House Records.

Whitemare features ex-Architect vocalist Matt Johnson, ex-Johnny Truant guitarist Al Kilcullen, ex-Centurion drummer Eugene Economou, and has been torturing eardrums since 2008.

Today Metalunderground.com is bringing you the U.S. exclusive premiere of the entire "Screamer" release, which can be heard in the player below.

Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments section, and then pick up your own copy of "Screamer" through Riot House Records here. You can also find further details on the band via Facebook.

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Warcursed Releases New Music Video

Brazilian thrash act Warcursed released a music video for the new track "Renegades From Hell." The song appears on the new release "The Last March," the band's sophomore album. For more information, check out the band's Facebook Page.

Check out "Renegades From Hell" here:

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Red Dragon Cartel Feat. Jake E Lee Details Debut

Red Dragon Cartel, the new band comprised of Former Ozzy Osbourne/Badlands Guitar Legend Jake E. Lee, Bassist Ronnie Mancuso (Beggards & Thieves), Vocalist D.J. Smith and Drummer Jonas Fairley will release the self-titled debut album on January 28th via Frontiers Records.

The press release reads: "The newest band ready to take aim at the creative void in the hard rock world, Red Dragon Cartel, are set to release their debut album via Frontiers Records. The self-titled debut by the band, made up of guitar legend Jake E. Lee, bassist Ronnie Mancuso, singer D.J. Smith and drummer Jonas Fairley is set for release on January 28th. Jake E. Lee is best known for his work in Badlands and as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne on Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin albums. Red Dragon Cartel also features various guest appearances from some of music’s most notable faces including legendary Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander, original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno, Kill Devil Hill/Pantera bassist Rex Brown, Sass Jordan, Slash’s Conspirators Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz and In This Moment front woman Maria Brink. The album was produced by Ronnie Mancuso and Jake E. Lee and was executive produced, mixed and mastered by Kevin Churko (In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch).

"From the opening riff of 'Deceived' to final sustained piano chord of 'Exquisite Tenderness,' it is clear Red Dragon Cartel has created an album that stands amongst some of the greatest hard rock albums of all time. Infectious songs such as 'Shout It Out,' 'Wasted' and 'Slave' showcase the band’s ability to write memorable hooks and vocal melodies. Robin Zander of Cheap Trick lends his voice to the track 'Feeder' and a lyric video for the song can be seen [below]. Maria Brink of In This Moment lends her unique vocals to the track 'Big Mouth.' Paul Di’Anno and Sass Jordan also lend their talents to the band’s debut. Jake E. Lee’s trademark playing style instantly shines through and picks up right where he left off. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon.com at [this location] or digitally on iTunes that comes with an instant download of 'Deceived.'"

The track listing for "Red Dragon Cartel" is:

1. Deceived
2. Shout It Out
3. Feeder with Robin Zander
4. Fall From The Sky (Seagull)
5. Wasted (Feat. Paul Di’Anno)
6. Slave
7. Big Mouth (Feat. Maria Brink)
8. War Machine
9. Redeem Me (Feat. Sass Jordan)
10. Exquisite Tenderness More...

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Indian Releases Preview Trailer For New Album

Chicago sludge act Indian posted a preview clip of the upcoming new release "From All Purity." The album drops via Relapse Records on January 17th (Benelux/Germany/Finland), January 20th (EU/UK) and January 21st (North America).

Check out the preview clip here:

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra To Release New Video

For their highly acclaimed debut record "LMO," RAGE’s classical outlet, the Lingua Mortis Orchestra has produced a most extravagant video for the opening track "Cleansed By Fire." "LMO" follows an exciting concept on the burning of witches in Gelnhausen in 1599 and is based on a true story. The video for ‘Cleansed By Fire’ was shot on location in Gelnhausen in late September with about 300 participants. The album is available now via Nuclear Blast Records (see review here).

To celebrate the video release, the band will have a get-together with all actors, extras and anyone else involved in the making of the video, the festivities of which will take place on Friday, November 22 at 9pm CET at Gelnhausen townhall. Further guests of the event will the Haggard, who will play alongside Lingua Mortis Orchestra at Gelnhäuser Müllerwiese on July 5, 2014. After the premiere itself, the video will be shown on the towns’ homepage, starting at 11pm CET at www.gelnhausen.de.

The band also posted updated tour dates, with Majesty in support:

18.12. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
19.12. D Memmingen - Stadthalle Memmingen
20.12. D Nürnberg - Löwensaal
21.12. D Köln - Essigfabrik
22.12. D Langen - Neue Stadthalle More...

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Persuader Details New Album "The Fiction Maze"

The fourth Persuader "The Fiction Maze" will be released in Europe on January 17th and in North America on January 21st through Inner Wound Recordings. Avalon/Marquee will release the album in Japan on December 25th.

"The Fiction Maze" is another step forward for Persuader as they constantly continue to develop their sound, song-writing skills and performance. Persuader describes the sound on the album: “A lot of hard work was put into creating the perfect mix of everything we've done so far. We've expanded on the Persuader sound while keeping true to the core that is the band; heavy riffing, strong melodies, pounding rhythms and soaring vocals.”

The mixing and mastering was handled by Ronnie Björnström (Aeon, Apostasy, Bone Gnawer) and the production fits the album really well, giving lots of space to the more aggressive side of the Persuader sound, but without losing the melodic parts in the process.

According to the press release "'The Fiction Maze' is the proof that Persuader is still one of the most exciting Swedish bands, and also one of the best power metal bands there is. The performance, song-writing and production is outstanding and with vocalist Jens Carlsson [who made his best vocal contribution so far on this album] they truly stand out in the scene and “The Fiction Maze” will for sure be a big hit and a classic in the scene."

"The Fiction Maze" track listing is as follows:

1. One Lifetime
2. War
3. The Fiction Maze
4. Deep in the Dark
5. InSect
6. Son of Sodom
7. Sent to the Grave
8. Heathen
9. Dagon Rising
10. Worlds Collide
11. Falling Faster More...

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Rhapsody Of Fire Streaming Opening Song Of New LP

Italy's Rhapsody of Fire is streaming the new track "Rising From Tragic Flames." The song is the opening track from the band's upcoming new album "Dark Wings of Steel" (see review here). The album is set for release on November 22nd (EU), December 3rd (USA) and December 25th (Japan) via AFM Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Vis Divina
2. Rising From Tragic Flames
3. Angel Of Light
4. Tears Of Pain
5. Fly To Crystal Skies
6. My Sacrifice
7. Silver Lake Of Tears (streaming here)
8. Custode Di Pace
9. A Tale Of Magic
10. Dark Wings Of Steel
11. Sad Mystic Moon

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Generation Kill Posts Preview Clip Of New LP

Generation Kill, the band fronted by Exodus vocalist Rob Duke, posted a preview clip for the upcoming North American release of the new album "We're All Gonna Die." The album drops on November 26th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Born To Serve
2. Prophets Of War
3. Self Destruction
4. Friendly Fire
5. Carny Love
6. Vegas (streaming here)
7. There Is No Hope
8. We're All Gonna Die

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Triddana Streaming Another Demo Track

Argentinian folk metal band Triddana is streaming a second new demo track "Death Blow." The song is part of the writing process for the impending, yet untitled, sophomore LP. Check out "Becoming," which was posted yesterday at this location.

Triddana features Helker/Electronomicon vocalist Diego Valdez and Electronomicon guitarist Juan José Fornés.

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