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Metal News for November 24, 2012

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19 news articles posted on this day.

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Sunday Old School: Kix

Kix were popular in the glam scene, yet under the radar band that had minor success in the eighties. In fact, they were around before the second round of glam acts (SEE: Poison, Warrant, etc…) and many feel had their stage show stolen by these bands. Regardless, their sleazy style of music (which was never really glam) and their great live shows this was always a “band’s band” and didn’t reach the commercial success of others (SEE: Poison, Warrant, etc…). More...

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Nunca Digas Muere Streaming New Video

Mexican metal band Nunca Digas Muere just released its new video "Corrido de Conrado," which is streaming below. The band formed in 2009 in the northern Mexico City suburb of Cuautitlan Izcalli, and is already working on its debut CD. Nunca Digas Muere (which means Never Say Die in English) then plans on going on its first tour of Latin America and Europe. "Corrido de Conrado" was written about the band's deceased friend Conrado Kiser, who passed away in 2010.

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Watain Performance Footage Available

The organizers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival have posted footage online of Swedish black metal act Watain performing "Sworn To The Dark" live at the 2012 edition of the fest.

Check out the performance footage below. In other news, Watain also recently inked a deal with Century Media for a new album release in 2013.

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Re:inanimate Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

Spanish act Re:Inanimate has posted a guitar playthrough video for the song "Dschubba" online, which can be found below. The track comes off the band's new self-titled EP, available for streaming in full over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is:

1. Hyperboreal
2. Dschubba
3. Circle of Light
4. Shila

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Soul Torture Splits With Vocalist

Israeli melodic death metal act Soul Torture has posted the following brief announcement online about splitting with the band's vocalist:

"Soul torture parted ways with vocalist Aleksandra Monsonego and we wish her the best luck. And now we start looking for the new singer."

You can check out further info and hear music from Soul Torture via Facebook. The band is:

Taras (lead guitar, vocals)
Dima (bass, vocals)
Boris (guitar)
Max R (drums)
Dave (keyboards) More...

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War Possession Streaming Full New EP

Greek death metal act War Possession is now streaming the debut EP "Through the Ages" in its entirety over at MetalRecusants.com here. The track listing for "Through The Ages" is as follows:

1. In the Shadow of the Ancient Gods
2. Medieval Bloodlust
3. World War Domination
4. A Taste of Things to Come (Chaos Awaits)
5. Deathmarch More...

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Morbid Crucifixion Announces New Album

Israel-based slamming brutal death metal act Morbid Crucifixion has announced the new album "Disembodied Remnants" will be released on December 25th, 2012. The cover artwork can be found below, and pre-orders are now available through Wretched Decay Records here. More...

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Exodus And More Confirmed For Barge To Hell

The organizers of the Barge To Hell cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Exodus, Seita, Havok, and Necronomicon:

"Let the world-wide EXODUS for BARGE TO HELL begin! Paying tribute to their global customer base, they've also added: SEITA from Brazil and The Netherlands, HAVOK from the USA, NECRONOMICON from Germany and HEADCRUSHER from Colombia!

"Barge To Hell's customer service team is working around the clock to get everything ready for those that are booked to perform online check-in. Booked passengers can expect to receive their online check-in invitation on Monday.

"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from all over the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:

- The luxurious 'A Chorus Line' theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?

- The cozy 'Spectrum' that gives you the real club feeling.

- And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.

"You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done."

The following 35 bands have now been confirmed: More...

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Frankenbok Announces New Album

Frankenbok has issued the following announcement about postponing the release of new album "Cheers, Beers & Beards:"

"With the likes of One Direction and Taylor Swift flooding the new release section of your local music store, we've decided to postpone the release of the next BOK installment. Let's face it, you didn't know it was coming out anyway, so an extra couple of months won't kill ya!

"So keep crankin ya favourite corporate driven top 40 playlists until we decide to throw you something better out there for you to get ya ears around! The album is titled: CHEERS, BEERS & BEARDS! Includes: 6 New tracks and 4 Live versions of some oldies! RELEASE 2013." More...

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The Last Stand Reveals New Album Details

Brooklyn NY’s The Last Stand will unleash debut full length “The Time Is Now” on CD and digital format via Eulogy Recordings this coming January 22nd, 2013. The track listing and artwork can be viewed below, and the following press release was issued about the album:

"The New York Hardcore band formed in 2010 is made up of members of Shutdown & Inhuman. 'The Time Is Now' was recorded by Jerry Farley @ Nova Studios in Staten Island, NY and features guest appearances by Lou Koller of Sick of It All on the track 'Watch You Go' along with Dave Franklin of Vision & Joseph James of Agnostic Front on the track 'Find Out.' The cover was done by artist Bill Scoville, who has worked on several releases with Coheed And Cambria. Look for The Last Stand to tour in the United States and Europe throughout 2013."

1. Unleashed
2. Where Were You?
3. Opportunities Lost & Found
4. Good Day to Die
5. Watch You Go (with Lou Koller of Sick of It All)
6. Samurai
7. TLS Go!
8. Conviction
9. Change
10. Lives Lost
11. Darkness vs. Light
12. Life's Questions
13. Find Out (with Dave Franklin of Vision/Joseph James of Agnostic Front) More...

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Constant Seas Recruits New Drummer

Mark Garza (Ex-Embodyment, The Famine) has joined Texas act Constant Seas as the band's new drummer. Constant Seas is currently playing shows in support of latest EP "Cycles" and is in the process of writing new material for an upcoming release. Further details can be found over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Every Time I Die Instructional Clip Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring a second round of guitar lesson videos with guitarist Andy Willliams from Every Time I Die. PlayThisRiff.com is owned and operated by Bob Balch from Fu Manchu.

The video for the opening riff of "Revival Mode" can now be viewed in Flash and Quicktime HD format at this location. These lessons are also now available:

* "I SUCK (BLOOD)" Part 1 (Main Riff and Bookends)
* "I SUCK (BLOOD)" Part 2 (Second Riff)
* "I SUCK (BLOOD)" Part 3 (Build Up Riff and Song Influences)
* "I SUCK (BLOOD)" Part 4 (Breakdown Riff)
* "I SUCK (BLOOD)" Part 5 (Song Structure)

* "REVIVAL MODE" Part 1 (Opening Riff)
* "REVIVAL MODE" Part 2 (Verse Riff and Song Influence)
* "REVIVAL MODE" Part 3 (Rhythm Under the Solo and Recording with JOHN CHRIST) More...

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Catherine Heathcliff Streams New EP

Ontario metal quartet Catherine Heathcliff has posted the new EP "Seahorses" online, which is part 1 of a 2 part project entitled "The Seahorses of Warwickshire Abbey" (a name unofficially lifted from the television show 30 Rock).

Listen to the songs at Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. CH - ¡Sharks! 05:03
2. Ch - I Lost My Key 04:27
3. This City Has No Say 03:11
4. If I Were Happy 03:24 More...

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Lilium Sova Streaming New Songs

Four years after the debut album "Tripartite Chaos," the atypical instrumental act Lilium Sova, is back with a new full-length effort titled "Epic Morning," released through Cal of Ror Records (Rorcal). Three tracks from the experimental mathcore album are available in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Emerged in early 2006 as a trio playing a fairly unique mixture of noise-hardcore and post-metal with a pinch of free-jazz, the band is back in 2012 with a new line-up and 'Epic Morning.' A brand new album recorded & mixed by JP Schopfer @ Wool studio and mastered by Raphael Bovey, including guests appearances from members of Impure Wilhelmina, Kehlvin, Yog, Rorcal... Three tracks from this upcoming noise-mathcore jazzy creature are available on Bandcamp."

1. 1.00 a.m. Locked-in Syndrom 04:20
2. 5.00 a.m. Premonition 01:08
3. 7.00 a.m. Dawn of Sweet Villain 03:38

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Terminal Prospect Announces New Tour Dates

Sweden's Terminal Prospect has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Alright! We are ready to announce a nordic mini tour supporting our EP, Face the horror! We will hit Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm!

"Be sure to get there and show your support! As you know we are soon releasing our new album, Redefine Existence and of course we can't hold on to the new material for these gigs, so we will preview a few tracks for you! You know you don't want to miss this." More...

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Haut&Court Streaming New EP

French act Haut&Court has released the new EP "La Vie," which can be heard over at Bandcamp here or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Let it burst 01:39
2. Krokodil 03:06
3. This Genesis 01:38
4. Colision 01:45
5. Life 00:14
6. Wasted time for wasted minds 03:27 More...

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Your Memorial Posts "Redirect" Video

Minnesota's Your Memorial has posted a new video clip online for the song "Redirect," which is the title track off the album of the same name, out now on Facedown Records.

The clip was filmed live at Sonshine Festival 2012 and can be viewed below. You can also watch the previously posted lyric video for "Shipwreck" over at this location.

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Synaptical Glitch Streaming New Song

Synaptical Glitch has posted a new song online titled "Cryogenic," which can be heard in the player available below. The band also comments:

"New track: 'Cryogenic' has been released through Bandcamp and is now available for free streaming and download for a purchase of 50 cents! Get your copy now while it's cheap along with any other albums/tracks you haven't picked up yet! I hope you enjoy the new song and thank you for the support."

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Nothnegal Recording New Album

Nothnegal has entered Vakaruge Studio to begin recording the band's as-yet-untitled second album, which follows the "Decadence" release (reviewed here). The band comments:

"The follow-up to 2012's 'Decadence' is being produced by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Machine Head, As I Lay Dying) with vocal production duties being handled by Paul Reeve of 'Muse' fame. Additional production / engineering will be handled by longtime producer of Nothnegal, Mohamed Shamheed. Nothnegal's longtime guitarist Fufu will not be part of the recording of the new album and Chippe (Serenity Dies) will be filling in for Fufu who still remain as a member of Nothnegal. This would also be the first recording of Nothnegal since vocalist Affan joined the band as an official member, Affan did a guest appearance on the band's previous album Decadence.

"Its been almost a year since the release of our debut album 'Decadence' and we have already come up with enough demos for a new album. We have toured South Asia, South Asia and the Middle East since the release of Decadence, whenever we meet somebody who knows that we are from the Maldives and when we go through the reviews, we get the same question about why we sound like a European or American band and nothing like a band that's coming from these islands.

"The new music will be different and would feature ambient sounds and exotic instruments from the Maldives, we would also be doing a couple of songs entirely in our native language 'Dhivehi.' The songs would be heavier but far from our previous death metal sound.

"We will be launching a studio diary and update it by posting videos / photos of the recording sessions. We would also be travelling to different islands of the Maldives to capture the sounds and the exotic instruments we plan on using in our music."

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