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Metal News for November 26, 2012

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Aenimus Announces Guest Vocalist

San Francisco's Aenimus has posted a vocal teaser clip online for the band's upcoming new album, which can be found below. The band also commented:

"This is a teaser of our next studio update, featuring guest vox from Eddie Hermida of All Shall Perish. Please share. Thanks guys!"

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Tombstone Highway Reveals "Ruralizer" Details

Italy's Southern hard rock act Tombstone Highway is to release a debut studio album entitled "Ruralizer" on the 26th of February in Europe and 19th of March in the USA via Agonia Records. Three tracks from "Ruralizer" can be heard at Tombstone Highway's Reverbnation profile here. The cover artwork and track listing is available below, and Agonia Records commented:

"The music of Tombstone Highway is a classic blend of feisty Stoner/Southern-Rock and Doom Metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corrison Of Conformity, Pride and Glory, Down, Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top riffage. Apart from Hard Rock instruments, the band uses also a banjo and Hammond organs.

"Ruralizer will consist of 8 original songs and a cover of Mountain's Mississippi Queen with a playing time of almost 50 minutes and will be made available on Digipack CD and digital download. It was recorded at Elfo Studios by Daniele Mandelli who is also in charge of mix and mastering."

The band adds: "We're very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it's the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged Hard Rock should take note!"

1. Old Blood
2. Acid Overlord
3. Graveyard Blues
4. Hellfire Rodeo
5. Ruralizer
6. Bite The Dust (and bleed)
7. At The Bitter End
8. Mississippi Queen
9. Hangman's Friend More...

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Diamond Plate Recruits New Vocalist

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have confirmed the addition of Matt Ares to the band as their new vocalist and bassist, following the departure of former front man Jon Macak.

The band has started working on the follow-up to the 2011 debut album, "Generation Why?" with the new album due to be released in 2013. The band comments:

"Over the past few months we have been writing and demoing songs for the next album. During that time, we felt that the chemistry between Jon and the rest of the band wasn't as strong as it needed to be. We decided to move on, and find someone that shared the same passion to create the music that we've always wanted to make. We wish Jon all the best, and we want to thank him for being a part of this band.

"We are extremely excited to announce and welcome Matt Ares into the band as vocalist and bassist. Matt has really been a breath of fresh air for us, and in the first two weeks of jamming with him we were able to create an entirely new batch of songs and finish demoing the second album. Matt's voice and playing add new dimensions to our sound, and we can't wait for everyone to hear the band now. Thanks for always supporting, and keep your ears open for a new Diamond Plate record in 2013!" More...

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Goodbye To Gravity Streaming Full Album Online

Goodbye To Gravity has released the band's new self-titled album today, and now the full release can be heard through the YouTube player below. The band also comments:

"The long wait is over! Goodbye To Gravity's first album is now available for FREE STREAMING for ONE WEEK ONLY! Enjoy, share & like! You can order the CD through our webstore or right here on Facebook." More...

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Denied Streaming "Judas Kiss" EP

Swedish thrashers Denied are set to release a new full-length album titled "Let Them Burn" next year, but in the mean time they are now streaming the three track "Judas Kiss" EP online. You can check out the songs through the SoundCloud players below, and the track listing is:

1. Judas Kiss
2. Garden of Stone
3. Constant Rage More...

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Heart In Hand Posts "Almost There" Teaser

Melodic hardcore crew Heart In Hand has released a new teaser video for the upcoming "Almost There" album.

The teaser is available below, and "Almost There" will be in stores this coming February, 2013 through Siege of Amida Records. A lyric video for "Home/Sick" can also be found at this location.

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Nordheim Reveals New Album Artwork

Quebec's folk metal outfit Nordheim has now revealed the cover artwork for new album "Refill," which can be found below. "Refill" is due out in early 2013 through Maple Metal Records, with more info coming soon. In the mean time, check out additional details on the band through Facebook here.

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Bonesaw Reveals Compilation Album

Hellthrasher Productions has issued the following announcement about releasing a compilation from U.K. death metal act Bonesaw:

"We are very excited to announce our successful agreement with Bonesaw for the release of the compilation of demos, outtakes and live rarities including both 'Live by the Bone… Die by the Saw' and 'Smack Zombie' EPs + lots of other unreleased stuff. We expect it to be out in the middle of 2013. More information shortly!" More...

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The Addication To Release Self-Titled Album

Finnish act The Addication will be releasing the band's debut self-titled album through Inverse Records on December 21st, 2012. The track listing is:

1. Burned Down
2. From The Ashes
3. New Beginning (new era of blood)
4. Last Seconds On Earth
5. Rust
6. My Testament
7. Out From The Inferno
8. No More Hero
9. Last Sunrise

Inverse Records also commented, "The winter is coming, and the end of one era is upon us (according to Mayans). It may be the end of our civilization, entire end of this planet, or it may just be the end of one depressed human being who could not find his / her place in this cold world... Well this is the theme offered to you by The Addication and their self-titled debut album is coming out on 21st December through Inverse Records.

"By blending traditional thrash metal with some beautiful melodies and dark themes, The Addication manage to produce a package which sounds original and fresh, but also reminds the listener of the band's influences. Shredding guitars, pounding kick drums, ballsy vocals mixed together in these guys' twisted minds, combined with killer sounds and tons of pure ATTITUDE. That's what this melodic thrash metal album is made of! Fuckin 'METAL!!" More...

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Surrounded By Monsters Drops Off Tour

Surrounded By Monsters has dropped off the band's remaining tour dates with The Bunny The Bear. A video update from the band explaining the situation can be viewed below, and Surrounded By Monsters also commented:

"We, Surrounded By Monsters, regret to inform our fans that we have decided to drop the remaining dates on The Bunny The Bear tour. This is a decision made by Surrounded By Monsters and not anyone else. We are very sorry to those who were planning on coming to see us at the scheduled shows, but we refuse to continue to support a band like The Bunny The Bear.

"From the start of this tour The Bunny The Bear has been disrespectful and confrontational to ticket holders by calling people in the audience derogatory remarks, to canceling sets because not enough people were in the audience for them to care. This is not something that we as a band support or endorse and we will not tolerate it any further. Once again, we are very sorry to those who were coming out to see us on this tour.

"We hate canceling shows, but under these circumstances we feel it is our only option. It is the fans and their support that make a bands growth and life possible, and by no means should The Bunny The Bear think they have the right to treat people the way they do. No band should EVER put themselves above their fans."

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Stone Sour Video Interview Available

Corey Taylor and Josh Rand of Stone Sour were recently interviewed by the German site Pitcam.TV fresh off a plane from the U.S. Check out the video below to see the band describe the concept behind new album "House of Gold & Bones Part 1."

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Opeth Discusses Unplugged Shows

Legendary Swedish act Opeth performed an unplugged show in London earlier this month, with footage from the show available here. Roadrunner Records has now conducted an interview directly with band frontman Mikael Akerfeldt about the show and footage being recorded from several unplugged gigs which may be released down the line. Excerpts from the interview follow, or you can read the full thing right here.

RR: You played what was described as your first-ever “unplugged” show earlier this month at Union Chapel in London, but you were playing electric instruments, so how was it different from a regular Opeth gig?

Well, none of the so-called “unplugged” shows are really unplugged, because there’s always microphones [laughs], even if you’ve got acoustic guitars. But we just played some more mellow stuff, I guess. We’ve got a bunch of those songs, so it was kind of easy for us to do that. The problem we had was that the dB limit in Union Chapel, where we played, was 85 dB, so we had to have the amps on really low. That was the only problem that we noticed, really. Other than that, it was fun. It was a bit like throwing ourselves off a cliff in a way, because out of the 10 or 11 songs that we played, I think half of them were songs we’d never played before. So it was interesting. But it went really well. I was quite happy with it.

RR: You're doing two more shows like this, in Germany; are you filming or recording these shows at all?

We bought some type of rig, so we can record every show. I’m not sure if we’re recording every show, but we did record the London show, and we’re probably gonna continue recording whenever we can. But I’m not sure what we’re doing with that stuff, to be honest. It’s always good to have material, and maybe further down the line, if we have a bunch of shows recorded we can pick and choose the best segments of the shows and maybe put something out, but we don’t know yet.
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Evocation Releases "Divide And Conquer" Video

After recently releasing fourth studio album, "Illusions Of Grandeur," the Swedish death metal overlords in Evocation are now ready to premiere a new video for the album track "Divide And Conquer."

Watch the video over at Decibel Magazine.com or in the player below. If you still haven't heard "Illusions Of Grandeur," a full album stream is also available at this location.

"Illusions Of Grandeur" was recorded at IF Studios & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi, and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth laid down guest vocals on the song "Into Submission." More...

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Disigma Streaming New Single

Philadelphia's Disigma has posted the new single "Throne Snake" online, which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Shaun & Dylan Werle. The song is available for streaming through the YouTube clip below. Disigma's last single "Colonies" is also still available online at this location.

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New Prog Metal Supergroup Zierler Projects Forms

After 6 years of absolute silence, Beyond Twilight mastermind Finn Zierler has returned from the shadows with Zierler Projects. The progressive metal super group consists of:

Finn Zierler - Keyboards (Beyond Twilight)
Bobby Jarzombek – Drums (Rob Halford, Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos, Sebastian Bach, Iced Earth)
Per Nilsson – Guitars and Bass (Scar Symmetry, Kaipa),
Kelly Sundown Carpenter - Vocals (Beyond Twilight, Darkology, Epysode, Outworld) and
Truls Haugen – Vocals and Bass live (Insense, Circus Maximus).

For more info visit the project's official website here. Zierler comments, "I've had the idea in mind for some time now. All the guys in the matrix are amongst my personal favourites and have been it for years. As with any 'supergroup,' bringing together the best talent doesn't mean things will work out - however in this case it did. It's an absolute pleasure to work with each one of these great musicians - on every level.

Zierler also goes on to describe the music: “It’s a journey through my musical moods, brutal, nightmarishly technical, crushingly dark and very progressive. The performances on this album are simply inhuman, just a smashing and fantastic job by everyone involved.” More...

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Blood Filled Hate Streaming "Bitch Slap"

Florida's Blood Filled Hate has posted the song "Bitch Slap" online, which can be heard in the player below. Previously posted performance footage from the band is also available at this location. Blood Filled Hate is:

Vocalist: Mike Dougherty
Guitarist: Josh Hummel
Drums: Larry Abrams
Bass: TomCat

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Therion Posts New Album Online For Streaming

Therion is currently celebrating the band's 25th anniversary and will release new album "Les Fleurs du Mal" (reviewed here) tomorrow in North America via End of the Light Records.

Today GuitarWorld.com is hosting an exclusive stream of "Les Fleurs du Mal" in its entirety right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"The album title refers to Charles Baudelaire's (French author and poet 1821 - 1867) famous poem collection 'Flowers of Evil' (Les Fleurs du Mal in French) that caused such an upset of emotions in France that the author was brought to court and got fined for 'insulting the public' with six of the poems, that remained forbidden in France until 1949 when the ban was finally lifted.

"The spirit of the project is a tribute to Baudelaire, and is imbued into both music and artwork. The album was recorded at Adulruna studio, located in a separate building next to Johnsson's decadent 'Villa Adulruna' where the band lived together while recording." More...

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Agony Lords Streaming Full New Album

Agony Lords released the new album "A Tomb For The Haunted" today, November 26th, and now the band has teamed up with Stereokiller.com to stream the full release. Check out all the songs from the album right here. The "A Tomb For The Haunted" track listing is as follows:

1. Enter The Mausoleum
2. Raising The Occult
3. Dead Eyes
4. The Spirit In The Tower (check out the music video here)
5. Emily
6. Witches Board
7. Writer Of The Dead
8. The Phantom Book
9. The Tree Of The Hanged
10. A Tomb For The Haunted More...

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Mystery Blue Announces New Album Release

French heavy metallers Mystery Blue will release 7th album, “Conquer The World” this coming December 21st, 2012 worldwide through Road Show Productions. A teaser trailer for the album is available below.

The new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Uwe Lulis (Grave Digger, Rebellion) at Black Solaris Studios in Frankfurt, Germany. The artwork was handled by Jobert Mello of Sledgehammer Graphix. The track listing is:

01. Conquer The World
02. Innocent Crime
03. Running With The Pack
04. Evil Spell
05. Cruel Obession
06. Ticket To Hell
07. Keep On Dreaming
08. Road Of Despair
09. Behind Those Walls
10. Guardian Angel
11. Accroche-Toi À Tes Reves (bonus track) More...

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Kilmara Posts In-Studio Footage

Spanish act Kilmara has released video footage online from the "Love Songs and Other Nightmares" recording sessions, which can be viewed below. The final recording sessions for the new album are set to begin early next month. Kilmara consists of:

Christian Wolfgang Kohl (vocals)
Jonathan Portillo (guitar)
Enrique Torres (guitar)
Javier Morillo (drums)
Raul Ruiz (bass)

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Cancer Bats Posts Music Video Teaser

A teaser clip is available below for Cancer Bat's new video "Bricks and Mortar," which comes off of the 2012 album "Dead Set On Living." The full "Bricks and Mortar" music video will be released tomorrow, November 27th. Cancer Bats also has upcoming European tour dates in December and January, with full details available here.

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The Project Hate Checks In With Album Report

The Project Hate MCMXCIX has checked in with the following update about progress on the new "The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda" album:

"After telling Mr. Swanö what I thought was missing from the mixes I have gotten so far there are but a few very small details left before it’s perfect. I got the third mix of the first song today and we have been shooting each other e-mails over the last week or so, working closely together to get to the point I am aiming for.

"And Mr. D’s fucken nailed it! That guy is a wizard and this production will crush, for sure. Now, as mentioned, there’s these 2 minor details that I wanna get right before we can consider ourselves done with the sound for 'The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda.'

"I am currently waiting for those to fall in place and then we are moving forward big time! Oh, how glorious it is to see this beast come to life…" More...

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The Very End Streaming Full New Album

Germany's The Very End will be releasing sophomore album "Turn off the World" tomorrow via Steamhammer/SPV. In conjunction with the release, The Very End is now streaming the album in its entirety on AOL Music as a part of their Full Album Listening Party Series. Listen to the full album right here. The track listing is as follows:

01. Splinters
02. IronSky
03. Infidel
04. The Black Fix (check out the lyric video here)
05. Maelstrom Calling
06. Sixes And Nines
07. The Last Mile
08. Dreadnought
09. Gravity
10. Orphans Of Emptiness
11. To Feed On Hope

Entombed's LG Petrov contributed as guest vocalist on the death metal-oriented track "The Black Fix." Commented Bjoern Goosses: "Naturally, being fans of old-school death metal, LG is one of our old-time heroes whom we are proud to present on our new album."

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Cult Of Luna Reveals "Vertikal" Details

Cult Of Luna will release the new album ”Vertikal” this coming January 29th worldwide (excluding North America) and January 25th in Germany and Austria. Now Cult Of Luna has reveal the track list for the upcoming album, which is available below.

In addition to the regular CD, there will be also be a limited edition of “Vertikal” including one bonus track, and a vinyl version will be available through Back On Black.

1. The One
2. I: The Weapon
3. Vicarious Redemption
4.The Sweep
5. Synchronicity
6. Mute Departure
7. Disharmonia
8. In Awe Of
9. Passing Through
Bonus Track LTD Edition only*
10. *The Flow Reversed More...

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Beyond Mortality To Release "Infected Life" Album

Sweden's Beyond Mortality has signed with Wormholedeath / Grom Records for the release of the “Infected Life” album.

WormHoleDeath Records stated: “We wanted to offer beyond Mortality a publishing deal since we had the pleasure to work closely with the guys and we really respect and admire them for their attitide and musical skills. Furthermore this is a great opportunity to co-release this album with our serbian friends (in life) and great partners (in music) at Grom Records. I am sure this is gonna be the first of many cooperations between Wormholedeath and Grom!!”

Grom Records adds: “We in Grom Records are more than proud to announce this collaboration with our friends and partners from Worm Hole Death Records. We already work on different projects for some time now and we strongly decided to make our partnership even deeper and start cooperation between our two labels. So, Beyond Mortality is going to be our first official strike on the scene and we are sure all sides will get benefits from this unity and partnership.Beyond Mortality offers strong and forcefull Death Metal covering different styles of genre and creating quality and unique mixture of brutal emotions. Death Metal as it should be, raw, wild, brutal and merciless!Recorded at MathLab Studios and mastered buy Dan Swano himself."

Beyond Mortality also issued this statement: “We are real happy to be a part of both the Grom records and Wormholedeath/Dreamcell 11 family and are really looking forward in working with them. This is just the start of the Beyond Mortality story and we are real happy to be able to share it with them. We intend to make a mark in history of extreme metal and we can’t think of anyone else to do it with." More...

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Hammerfall Vocalist To Perform In "Rock Of Ages"

Joacim Cans, vocalist of the Swedish metal band Hammerfall, is confirmed to play the part of Dennis Dupree in the Swedish stage version of the award winning musical “Rock of Ages.” Cans gave following statement about the show:

"I am very psyched and honored to be part of this fantastic hard rock musical. Not only will I explore a brand new genre, but I will also get to try my acting skills and perform with the Swedish elite when it comes to both comedy, acting and singing."

Nuclear Blast Records also commented: "Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical, with a book by Chris D'Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister and Europe, among other well-known rock bands. Set in LA’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in LA to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. This five-time Tony Award nominated musical takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! The show premieres at 'Chinateatern' in Stockholm on February 21st 2013.

"On the upcoming Friday, the new Hammerfall DVD 'Gates Of Dalhalla' will be released. The DVD was recorded and dircted by Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom, In Flames a.o.). It will be released as a DVD/2CD and Blu-Ray/2CD. Watch the two trailers below." More...

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Promethee Posts Drum Playthrough Video

Swiss act Promethee has posted a drum playthrough video of member Nils Haldi performign "The New Face of Mankind," which was directed and produced by Renaud Kritzinger.

Check out the clip below, or find more info on Promethee over at Facebook. The recently posted music video for "The Great Deception" can also be found right here.

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Re-Formed Viking Posts Rough Mix Tracks For New LP

Los Angeles based thrashers Viking, who re-united last year, posted up some pre-release rough mix tracks from the forthcoming album "No Child Left Behind." No release date or label was announced as of yet, but the band features original members Ron Eriksen (vocals/guitar), Matt Jordan (drums) as well as ex-Dark Angel bassist Mike Gonzalez.

Viking was best known for its two and only Metal Blade Records releases "Do or Die" (1988) and "Man of Straw" (1989).

Check out new track "An Ideal Opportunity" here:

Check out new track "9:02 on Flight 182" here: More...

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Imperial Conquest Unveils Debut Art & Track List

Tampa, Florida black metal band Imperial Conquest revealed the track list and unveiled the cover artworkfor the debut full length LP “Hammerûn: Monarch of Serpents." The album was mixed and mastered by Nick Goodyear with Mana Recordings.

The band will issue a free download of the track "At the Ruins of Fallen Empires" within in the next couple of weeks. Keep watch over at the official Facebook Page.

The track listing for “Hammerûn: Monarch of Serpents" is as follows:

1. Sulphurous Elementals
2. Uncreation Manifesto
3. At the Ruins of Fallen Empires
4. Reclaim the Throne of the Usurper
5. Flesh Carved Doctrines
6. An Atrocious Paradox
7. Omnipotence
8. Serpentes Aeternus Tyrannus

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Fragments Of Unbecoming Posts New Album Teaser

German death metal act Fragments Of Unbecoming posted a teaser clip from the band's upcoming new release "The Art of Coming Apart," the fourth full length long player. The album is scheduled to drop on November 30, 2012 via Cyclone Empire Records.

The track listing for "The Art of Coming Apart" is as follows:

1. The Art of Coming Apart
2. Barren and Bleak
3. Four Winters
4. Hours of Suffering
5. Memorial Stone
6. A Silence Dressed in Black
7. Sundown
8. Trapping the Unseen
9. Seasons of Tranquillity
10. Fathomless (Epilogue)

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Sons Of Aeon Posts New Track "Faceless"

Finnish metal act Sons Of Aeon, featuring former and current members of Ghost Brigade, Swallow the Sun, Code For Silence and Endstand, is streaming the new track "Faceless." The track appears on the band's self-titled debut LP which will be released through Lifeforce Records on January 21, 2013.

Check out "Faceless" here:

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Eluveitie Posts Part II Of Tour Documentary

Swiss folk act Eluveitie posted the second part of the "Helvetios" World Tour Documentary, which showcases behind the scenes footage, interviews and performance clips from the band's long world tour for the album "Helvetios." The tour itself continues on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, when the band travels North America once again, this time with Wintersun and Varg, where the entire "Helvetios" album will be played (see link for tour dates).

Check out the documentary footage here:

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Graven Image Streaming New Track "One Mistake"

Connecticut metal act Graven Image is streaming the new track "One Mistake," the first song off the debut release "The Future Started Yesterday." The album is scheduled for a self-release on December 15, 2012 as part of a scheduled performance at Cook's Cafe in Naugatuck, CT (with Endtime Illusion, Our Own Destruction and the debut live performance of Fear Apparent).

"The Future Started Yesterday" was recorded in October 2012 at Vision Recording Studios and was produced by David Vignola and Graven Image. The cover art (shown below) was created by vocalist Martin O'Brien (concept by O'Brien and guitarist Paul Coleman).

The track listing for "The Future Started Yesterday" is as follows:

1. One Mistake
2. Far Away
3. No Atheist in a Foxhole
4. Twisted And Broken
5. Demons
6. The Other Side
7. 1600 Deception Avenue
8. World of Decay
9. The Future Started Yesterday

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Giant X Streaming Snippet Of New Track

Giant X, the new project by Running Wild founder Rock 'N' Rolf Kasparek and guitarist Peter J. Jordan, is streaming a snippet of the new track "On A Blind Flight." The song appears on the debut release "I," which will be issued through SPV Records on January 18, 2013 (Germany), January 21, 2013 (Europe) and January 22, 2012 (North America).

Check out "On A Blind Flight" here:

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Gamma Ray Posts "Time To Break Free" DVD Clip

Gamma Ray posted a clip from the upcoming DVD/2CD live release "Skeletons & Majesties Live." The clip for "Time to Break Free" (which originally appeared on the 1995 studio release "Land of the Free") features former Helloween singer Michael Kiske on guest vocals. The release will come in the following formats: 2CD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 30th, 2012 through earMusic.

The double CD includes a total of 18 songs (plus intro & interlude); DVD and Blu-ray will feature six additional bonus tracks with alternative versions of 'The Spirit,' 'Wings Of Destiny,' 'Farewell,' 'Gamma Ray,' 'Time To Break Free' and 'Insurrection,' all recorded at another show at the Zeche in Bochum, the day before the Pratteln show . In addition, the DVD and Blu-ray feature tons of behind the scenes bonus material, very rare archive material and interviews with the band.

The release of "Skeletons & Majesties Live" will mark the beginning of an eventful 2013 for Gamma Ray: After Hansen stayed true to his word and spent 2012 concentrating mainly on his second band, Unisonic, he and his three colleagues Henjo Richter (guitar), Dirk Schlächter (bass) and new addition Michael Ehré (the Firewind/Love.Might.Kill drummer has replaced Daniel Zimmermann, who left the Gamma Ray fold on friendly terms in January 2011) are now focusing exclusively on Gamma Ray again. A co-headlining tour with Helloween has been scheduled for February 2013 and will also mark the arrival of a new Gamma Ray studio recording.

"Gammy Ray will have top priority in 2013," comments Hansen, "and 'Skeletons & Majesties Live' is the perfect harbinger of this!" More...

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Acaro Posts New Music Video

Boston based metal act Acaro posted a new music video for the track "Becoming the Process." The song appears on the band's debut LP "The Disease of Fear," origianlly self-released by the band in 2011 and now distributed worldwide via SPV Records.

Check out "Becoming the Process" here:

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Unearthing The Brazilian Crossover Underground

Back in the eighties, many old school metalheads got their first dose of Brazilian music when those first two classic Sepultura albums came out, along with releases from Overdose and Vulcano. Over in Brazil, though, those bands were a small handful of many in an already vibrant scene. Tape traders started getting wind of this scene and began looking towards other Brazilian bands, which led to great interest in two albums on Roadrunner from another classic act by the name of Ratos de Porao. "Brasil" and the crossover milestone "Anarkophobia" on Roadrunner made us dig a little deeper into the thrashcore scene of this country.

Crossover and extreme metal have thirty years strong down in the tropic of capricorn. RDP and fellow countrymen Lobotomia could hold their own against any stateside crossover band. And when you dig into Brazil's punk/metal history, it is overwhelming to see that their scene - which dates back to the days of Venom, Discharge and the Sex Pistols - continues to be huge and fractured into several subgenres just like our own. A few years before Ratos de Porao came on the scene, Restos de Nada were possibly the first recognized punk band. As can be expected, they hailed from the southeastern region of Sao Paolo - whose urban setting gave rise to their songs of social decay. More...

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Demonical Announces Festival Appearance

Swedish act Demonical will be working on a new album at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm from the end of the month through January of 2013, and the band will be returning to the live scene this spring. The band has now issued the following brief announcement about a festival appearance:

"We are confirmed for the Rockstad Falun festival on August 16th 2013 alongside Sabaton, Ensiferum, Raubtier, Månegarm and several others. More shows to be announced soon." More...

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Currents Posts New Track Online

Fairfield County, CT act Currents has posted the new song "Solace" online, taken off the upcoming "Victimized" EP. Give the song a listen through the YouTube player available below.

The "Victimized" EP is set to be released in digital format on December 16th, 2012. The previously posted song "Anneliese" can also be heard at this location. Currents is:

Jeff Brown - Drums
Mitch Lobuglio - Guitar
Chris Segovia - Bass
Patrizio Arpaia - Vocals

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Sarkophagus Streaming New Song

Sarkophagus has posted a new song online titled "Amalthea," which was produced at Zink Audio by Andrew Zink and features vocals by Connor Reibling of Omega Virus. The track can be heard in the player below or purchased as a digital single over at Bandcamp here.

Sarkophagus also commented: "Here it is, Amalthea.... this song is chapter V in the concept of our yet to be named Debut album, hope you guys dig the darker sound"

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