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Metal News for November 27, 2013

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39 news articles posted on this day.

Vulture Industries Posts Behind The Scenes Video

Behind-the-scenes documentary footage has been posted online of the Vulture Industries "Turning Golem" collaboration with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. You can check it out below, and the following press release was also issued about the clip:

"The recent collaboration between Norwegian act Vulture Industries and the Happy Gorilla Dance Company, which resulted in the theatrical performance 'Turning Golem,' has proved to be a considerable crowd-pleaser, so much so, in fact, that the show has been booking into various venues and festivals both this year and next.

"Interest in the show, which is part rooted in the heavier segment of experimental/progressive metal which features Vulture Industries performing music from their latest release 'The Tower,' and part theatre performance which features the Happy Gorilla Dance Company, has grown, and as a result journalist Andrea Chirulescu has produced a behind the scenes documentary which explores the he ideas and concepts behind 'Turning Golem.'

"Featuring interviews with Vulture Industries frontman Bjornar E. Nilsen, who explains how the whole idea came about and how it developed, as well as with the other members of the band – guitarists Oyvind Madsen and Eyvind Huse, bassist Kyrre Teigen and drummer Tor Helge Gjengedal, who talk about the difference between performing as a band as opposed to being part of a performance ensemble, whilst members of the Happy Gorilla Dance Company explain their part in the project.

"The documentary, which is in English, was filmed in Bergen when 'Turning Golem' was recently performed at the Garage, and is currently streaming on the YouTube Channel of the Norwegian webzine Eternal Terror."

You can also stream all of Vulture Industries latest album "The Tower" over at this location. More...

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Wizard Rifle Checks In From The Road

Wizard Rifle is currently out on the road with Church of Misery and has now posted several new tour diary entries online. Check out the latest entries in the road report series:

"Tour Diary, Day 2: Last night was a magical night full of sparkles and wonder. Someone stole Max's shirt while he was onstage, Sam broke five sticks playing one song and Dave drank an herbal elixir purported to give him eternal youth and the stamina to please a harem of 50 women. Now we're gonna lay you down nice and sweet, Fresno.

"Tour Diary, Day 3: Rocked the fuck out of Fresno then we rocked it back in, gently, like you would a baby. Met some kind and generous Fresnoids who let us sleep on their floor and gifted Sam with a feather from an Euroasian eagle owl. Dave found a yo-yo abandoned in the grocery store emblazoned with inspirational wisdom. Max is still alive. Gonna snuggle up real close tonight, Santa Cruz!

"Tour Diary, Day 4: Played the Catalyst in Santa Cruz where Church of Misery were treated like kings and we their queens. A fully stocked green room (actually red) with pizza and beer and a carpet full of free Rorschach tests. Tatsu from CoM got sucker punched by one of the many tweekerz milling around the street and the whole band retaliated, bell bottoms fucking swinging. Pulled out 'Leathery Gentlemen' for the first time to the depreciation of our instruments. Ate cactus for breakfast and gtfo. Gonna make YOU breakfast in the morning, Oakland."

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Thunder And Lightning Posts Live Footage

Thunder and Lightning has released live footage online from the band's "In Charge of the Scythe" record release show at K17 Berlin.

Check out video of the band playing "The Unborn Truth" in the player below. You can also see the previously released lyric video for "Torn in Two" at this location.

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Slaughterday Posts New Music Video

"Nightmare Vortex," the debut album from German death metal brutes Slaughterday, will be unleashed from the abyss on December 6th via FDA Rekotz.

Now the band has also released a music video for the track "Morbid Shroud of Sickness," which can be found below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Unearthly Evocation
2. Nightmare Vortex
3. Addicted to the Grave
4. Cosmic Horror
5. Morbid Shroud of Sickness
6. Cult of the Dreaming Dead
7. Obsessed With the Undead
8. Cryptic Desolation

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Teramaze Announces Guests For New Album

Teramaze has checked in with the following announcement about nearing completion on an upcoming album:

"So we are at the final stages of the new album, every song is finished and ready for mastering, but one.

"We have decided to have some great Australian vocalists guest on one of the more experimental tracks on the album:

Silvio Massaro (Vanishing Point)
Mark Kennedy (Damnations Day)
Chris Themelco (Orpheus Omega)

"We are looking forward to sharing this musical journey with all of you real soon. Thanks again for all the support."

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Lord Vampyr Comments On 2014 Plans

Italy's Lord Vampyr is currently working on a new album, following previous full-length "Gothika Vampyrika Heretika," and lining up a 2014 tour. The band has now checked in with the following update about the coming year:

"The next year there will be many changes, in 25 years of playing and I have always done what I wanted. 2014 will be a rebirth for Lord Vampyr. We will try to surprise you again. The immobility and monotony are not part of this band.

"I want to thank all those who are buying and appreciating 'Gothika Vampyrika Heritika' and all those who will buy. We do things by heart without knowing how it will end, and the fact that the CD you're willing to hear fills us with joy."

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Martyr Defiled Offering Single For Download

Martyr Defiled is now offering the new single "Infidels" for streaming and free download, which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Iron House Recordings. Give the song a listen below, or download your copy at Bandcamp here.

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Death Toll Rising Release Show Footage Available

SlimBzTV has posted live footage from Death Toll Rising's recent CD launches in Edmonton and Calgary for the new album "Infection Legacy," which was released in October.

Check out the clips below. You can also stream the entire "Infection Legacy" album at this location.

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Cannabis Corpse Streaming "Shatter Their Bongs"

Get ready to fire one up to the soothing torrent of "Shatter Their Bongs," packing a bong-bastic surge of lung-blackening auditory intoxication from Cannabis Corpse.

Harvested from the impending "Splatterhash" split with Ghoul, the second of Cannabis Corpse's two tracks on the co-release, "Shatter Their Bongs" is the first to showcase the lungpower of bassist Land Phil (Iron Reagan, Municipal Waste). Give it a listen below, courtesy of CVLT Nation.

With two tracks from both acts, the "Splatterhash" split will be made available via Tankcrimes on January 7th, 2014. Preorders for the LP and more can be obtained right here. More...

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I Cherish My Loss Streaming New Track

Chilean outfit I Cherish My Loss has posted the song "Sembrando Odio" online, which can be heard in the player below.

For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here. I Cherish My Loss consists of:

Mario Espinoza: Vocals
Duilio Cuellar: Bass
Gonzalo Fajardo: Guitar
Francisco Justiniano: Guitar
Pablo Miranda: Drums

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My Autumn To Re-Issue Material In English

Russia's My Autumn has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming album reissuing earlier material:

"We're working on a new release now! This will be the reissue of our best old songs, but in English. Hope you'll enjoy it, considering that we played lots of songs from our previous albums on our last tour this summer.

"It's hard to name the date yet, but it's being mixed now. We will post a studio update and another surprise for you very soon so you'd better be excited." More...

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Numbers Finishes Recording Album

Seattle outfit Numbers has issued the following announcement about finishing work on a new album:

"Our full length is finished being tracked, it is being mixed and mastered now and we are trying to get it out as soon as possible to you guys. Trust me, we are making haste with what needs to be done and want you to have the album in your hands as much as you do!

"There are a few other variables that may affect the album's release date as well, and we will announce that as soon as we are able. Sorry for the nebulous updates guys, but we have to ask that you bear with us while we get everything in order!"

For more info on Numbers, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Display Of Decay Streaming "Praise The Gore"

"Praise the Gore," the third track of Display of Decay's new EP "Outbreak of Infection," can now be heard in the player below. The EP is due for release November 29th and the track listing is as follows:

1. Born of Rot
2. Manchurian Candidate
3. Praise the Gore
4. Outbreak of Infection
5. Black Diamond

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Death Metal Christmas Posts New Song

Hate Eternal bass sorcerer J.J. Hrubovcak recently unveiled the details of his Death Metal Christmas - "Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics" creation.

Composed and produced by J.J. with vocals and artwork by brother Mike Hrubovcak, "Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics" was engineered by Hate Eternal mastermind Erik Rutan and J.J., mixed and mastered by Brian Elliott all at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and boasts five diseased recreations of some of the season's darkest hymns.

Today Revolver brings you second track "Earthen Kings (We Three Kings)." Check it out below.

Elaborates Hrubovcak, "At this point in the story, the kings of the world have already created regional unions to help them maintain a tighter grip over citizens and global policy. This was done at the behest of Azrael, under the guise of solving other smoke screen surface issues and has already caused suffering as a by-product of new policies. Little do they know, the greatest suffering is to come. The kings of the world are bringing alms to the new king (Azrael) and continually granting him more influence over policy until he is officially crowned (in public or behind the scenes) and turns on these kings."

You can also hear the previously posted "Unrest for Melancholy Men" at this location. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Unrest For Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)
2. Earthen Kings (We Three Kings)
3. Nutracker: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
4. Greensleeves
5. O Come, O Come, Azrael (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel) More...

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Thy Will Be Done Video Interview Available

Midwest Music Scene has posted a new video interview online with Jay Costa of Thy Will Be Done after the band's set at the Brady Theater for the Oklahoma Metal Fest. Check it out in the player below.

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Hiidenhauta Recording New Album

Finnish black metal band Hiidenhauta is currently recording a debut full-length album, which is due out in early 2014 and will featured a guest spot from onne Järvelä from Korpiklaani.

Further details are forthcoming, but in the mean time you can check out a track from the previous EP "Surma Saapuu Suota Myöten" in the player below.

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Iodine Posts New EP Teaser

A teaser trailer is now available online for the upcoming EP "Izabel" from Portuguese outfit Iodine. Check it out below. You can also stream the band's entire previous EP "An Abyss At Nightfall" over at this location.

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Mutoid Man Streaming Full Album

Mutoid Man was formed by guitarist/vocalist Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and drummer Ben Koller of Converge, joined now by bassist Nick Cageao.

Following its digital release last week, this coming Black Friday, November 29th will yield the physical versions of "Helium Head," as Magic Bullet Records puts the CD and three different colors of vinyl out on the streets.

In preparation for the devastation, today Lambgoat is hosting a stream of the entire "Helium Head" experience. Check it out in the player below. You can also catch the band's record release show:

12/13/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Manalive, Summoner More...

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Empire Of The Scourged Announces EP Release

Dutch outfit Empire of the Scourged will release debut mini-album "Transcend into Oblivion" on the first of December, 2013. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The 25 minute long CD contains five songs crossing the close-minded boundaries suffocating this genre of extreme music.

"Inspired by groundbreaking pioneers such as Nocturnus, Phlebotomized, Emperor, Aborym, and Mysticum, they turned their twisted ideas into a style of death metal never heard before.

"The mini-album 'Transcend into Oblivion' will be available as as digipack CD (limited to 200 pcs), jewel case CD, and audio cassette." More...

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Amon Signs With Possession Productions

The pre-Deicide band Amon, which features the Hoffman brothers, has inked a deal with Possession Productions. The label comments:

"Today we have signed the contract to release limited gatefold LP, digipak CD and various merchandise for the cult American Satanic death metal band Amon. Yes, yes, that Amon that was born in 1987 and became Deicide later.

"As many of you know, years ago the Hoffman brothers left Deicide and started Amon rebirth. The result is the 'Liar in Wait' album that showed the power and darkness of true underground Florida Satanic death metal.

"Today we are starting taking pre-orders for Amon's forthcoming releases. The gatefold LP version of 'Liar in Wait' will be released in 500 copies limited edition in January, 2014. The first 66 copies will contain an embroidered logo patch. The digi-CD version of this album will be released in 1000 copies in January 2014. The first 121 copies will contain special colored sticker." More...

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Felix Martin To Open For Steve Vai

Up-and-coming guitar maestro Felix Martin, best known for his self-designed 14-string guitar, is honored to announce that he will be opening for guitar legend Steve Vai this weekend in his home country of Venezuela.

Martin will continue to play a series of shows throughout Venezuela in December and dates can be found below. Martin will make his way back to Southern California in January to attend the annual NAMM Convention, where last year he was seen performing at the Seymour Duncan booth.

He will also make select appearances throughout the beginning of the year including an appearance at Baja Prog Fest 2014.

12/1 Caracas, VZ – Ampitheatre Sambil w/ Steve Vai
12/17 Valencia, VZ – Oh Que Bueno
12/19 Acarigua, VZ – Teatro Cines Acarigua
12/20 Barquisimeto, VZ – Biotel Suites
1/22-25 Anaheim, CA – NAMM (multiple appearances)
3/1 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
4/2 – 4/5 Baja California , MX – Baja Prog Fest 2014 More...

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Laika Reveals New Album Artwork

Laika has revealed the cover artwork for an upcoming album, which can be found below, and the band also comments:

"Here it is. This is the artwork for our next release titled 'Somnia.' Since there was more delays than we would like to admit we will be giving digital downloads of this album for free! CD and potentially vinyl versions wont be free. The artwork was created by The Art of Uzi Emperado. Stoked to finally reveal this beast." More...

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Hark Finishes Album, Gearing Up For Tour

Welsh heavy power-rock trio Hark is kicking off a 4-date mini-tour in Europe. The band will begin the trek tonight in Le Havre, France and conclude in Jena, Germany on November 30th. Additionally, the U.K. based band will play a hometown show at The Garage in Swansea on December 4th.

Hark was also recently announced for a Roadburn Festival 2014 performance. The band will play the festival on Saturday, April 12th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, NL. The Roadburn Festival will see Hark play alongside bands such as Anciients, Crowbar, and Opeth.

Hark recently finished recording a forthcoming and still untitled Season of Mist debut. The album was recorded at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales and mixed by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, with plans to hit stores in the first few months of 2014.

11/27 Le Havre, Tetris - FRA
11/28 Besancon, Passengers Du Zinc - FRA
11/29 Oberentfelden, Borom Pom Pom - CH
11/30 Jena, Rosenkeller - GER
12/04 Swansea, The Garage - UK
1/29 Wild Custom Guitars Festival, Clermont Ferrand - FRA
4/12 Roadburn Festival at 013, Tilburg, NL

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Bl'ast! Announces Live Shows

Following announcements over recent months proclaiming the release of "Blood!" -- the newly-released but vintage recordings from iconic '80s Santa Cruz act, Bl'ast! - the band now confirms a current live lineup which will take over stages in the coming weeks for the first time in over a decade and a half.

Original Bl'ast! alumni, vocalist Clifford Dinsmore (also of Dusted Angel, Gargantula) and guitarist Mike Neider, have recruited Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) on bass and drummer Hoss Wright (The Exies, Mondo Generator) to flesh out the brand new 2013 live lineup.

Having bashed out a solid set behind closed doors in sessions in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz over recent months, Bl'ast! is ready to rage once again. The band has already been confirmed to supply support to the mighty Neurosis alongside YOB on two California shows at the end of the year: December 28th in Santa Ana, also with Helen Money, and December 29th in San Francisco, also joined by The Body. Another show is coming together in L.A. in mid-January with more shows to be announced shortly.

Stated Clifford Dinsmore on the band's newly re-ignited status: "The upcoming Neurosis shows really have us feeling the fire, and preparation has been intense! Nick and Hoss are really stepping up to the plate. This new lineup is vital in the continuation of Bl'ast! and the addition of new blood makes it even more bombastic and heavy."

12/28/2013 The Observatory Orange County - Santa Ana, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, Helen Money
12/29/2013 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, The Body
1/18/2014 The Vex - Los Angeles, CA

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Final Depravity Posts Making-Of Footage

German outfit Final Depravity will release new album "Thrash Is Just The Beginning" on December 13th, 2013 via Nihilistic Empire Records / New Music Distribution.

A making-of clip from the recording sessions can now be viewed below. "Thrash Is Just The Beginning" was produced by Sascha Risseler and mastered by Dennis Koehne.

The album artwork and band photography come from the design studio Killustrations, run by German artist Bjoern Goosses. More...

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While Heaven Wept Issues Album Update

While Heaven Wept's Tom Phillips has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:

"Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of WHW throughout the years being that it's Thanksgiving time. You all mean the world to me. And with that said, I thought I'd give you a long-overdue update regarding the new EXTREMELY epic album. Yes, the one that is an epic unto itself: as of today, the updated structure is complete... direct results from this past weekend's pre-production work.

"We've also discussed the schedule for the realization of this with Nuclear Blast Europe and recording will commence in April for a cold autumn 2014 release! Much more news to follow, but as a personal aside, it is very obvious that this 40 minute song is light years beyond anything we've ever done.

"Never thought we could 'top' "Vast Oceans Lachrymose," but this will decimate it. Expect the nothing less than the definitive While Heaven Wept statement."

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Anagnorisis Announces Deluxe LP Set

Louisville, Kentucky black metal horde Anagnorisis will re-unleash the acclaimed new album, "Beyond All Light," adding multiple colors of vinyl to the list of formats already available.

Following its initial digital self release, the band also released a digipak CD version, followed by a 100-copy cassette run via Like Young Records.

Now, this Friday, November 30th, Anagnorisis will offer a deluxe LP set containing "Beyond All Light" with re-designed artwork and a custom fold-old packaging on 150-gram 12" on black, red, and blue vinyl. The pack also includes a copy of the "Beyond All Light" CD, a printed narrative about the ideas and concepts of the lyrics, signed and numbered by vocalist Zachary Kerr, a live, pro-shot DVD from the band's set at Louisville Deathfest 2013, and a 11" x 17" stylized poster of the band for $25.

These sets are limited to 100 and will only be available until December 27th. Additionally, the standard black vinyl LP will be available at a special pre-order price for $18. Preorders will be available at this location.

Additionally, Anagnorisis will release a yellow pressing of the LP to be sold exclusively through Like Young Records, as well as a marbled edition to be sold exclusively on tour. Catch the band live:

1/02/2014 Haymarket Whiskey Bar - Louisville, KY w/ Order of Leviathan, Esoteric Burial
1/04/2014 Rhino's - Bloomington, IN w/ Thorr-Axe, Lawbringer
1/05/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO w/ Animated Dead, Manifest
1/11/2014 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI w/ Boreworm, Traitor, Writhing, Nightkin More...

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Clouds Signs With Domestic Genocide

Atmospheric doom misanthropes Clouds are pleased to join forces with Domestic Genocide Records for the release of their forthcoming debut album, "Doliu." The following press release was issued about the band:

"A multi-national project featuring members of Shape Of Despair, Eye Of Solitude, Panthiest, Officium Triste, Imper Luminis and Hamferd, Clouds orchestrate solemn odes of pain and sorrow dedicated to departed souls. Forged following the passing of someone close and dear, to hear Clouds is to lose yourself in a grievous journey through paths of desolation, anguish and despair."

Said the band in a collective statement: "We are extremely happy to have found a label which shares our passion and ideology. That is something hard to find nowadays. Together with Domestic Genocide we will bring you sorrow."

Adds the Domestic Genocide collective: "There is a comfort in the bitterness that surrounds the sound, the lyrics, the interpretation and the passion with which the songs have been written. And with the help of Domestic Genocide Records, Clouds will be bringing sorrow; the music will at once touch and torture."

"Doliu" will be released via Domestic Genocide in the New Year. Portions of the album's proceeds will be donated to Sponsorachild.org. Further info, including street date and teaser tracks are to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Code Announces Free Release Show

Avant-garde metal outfit Code announced that the band will be playing a free album launch show in celebration of recently released third opus, "Augur Nox" (reviewed here).

The show is brought by Terrorizer Magazine and Mythology Agency, and will take place on November 30th at The Unicorn in London (UK). The entry will be free and starts at 19:30 GMT. During the event, Code will perform songs from new album "Augur Nox" along with a selection of tracks from the previous two full-length's. Get full details right here.

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Vallenfyre To Record New Album

In 2011, Gregor Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) announced that he would go back to his death metal roots with his new band, Vallenfyre.

The level of expectation was set high with a line-up consisting of Hamish Glencross (guitar; My Dying Bride), Scoot (bass; Extinction of Mankind), Adrian Erlandsson (drums; At The Gates) local friend Mully (second guitar) - and of course, Gregor on vocals (for the first time in his career).

Their debut, "A Fragile King," was a reference to Gregor's father's lost battle with cancer. Two years and some exclusive live shows later, Vallenfyre is pleased to announce that the band will begin recording the follow-up to "A Fragile King" in January 2014 at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA. Produced by Kurt Ballou, this currently untitled opus will see the crusty death-doom merchants take their sound to new extremes. More...

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Gus G. Signs Worldwide Deal With Century Media

Guitar virtuoso Gus G. has signed a worldwide solo deal with Century Media Records. Well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osboune's guitarist and as leader of his own band Firewind, Gus G. will make his solo debut with the release of "I Am The Fire" in spring 2014.

Says GUS G. of the signing: "Loyalty is a very important thing in the music business, and for me it just felt natural to trust my first solo effort to the hands of the record company that has been loyal, supportive, and has helped build my career for more than 11 years now - a label that I truly feel as a family. Thank you Robert Kampf, Leif Jensen, Antje Lange, Don Robertson, Steve Joh, Jens Prueter, Nasrin Vahdani, Paul Gargano and the rest of the Century family! I truly feel blessed to be a part of CM history and look forward to exploring new territories with this new album!"

Century Media founder and owner Robert Kampf adds: "'I am the Fire' is going to be another display of the amazing talent Gus G. possesses. We at Century Media are proud to work with a player and songwriter of his class and status, as well as the fantastic new album that Gus has crafted. Horns up!"

The album was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour/Steel Panther) and was recorded between Los Angeles and Gus' home in Greece through the latter half of 2013. A few of the album's tracks include "Eyes Wide Open," "Redemption," "End Of The Line" and "Blame It On Me." The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey and opening doors to Gus G.'s soulful playing. Guest musicians and vocalists will be revealed in the coming weeks. More...

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Interview

Interview With Nige Rockett Of Onslaught

It’s hard to believe that Onslaught has been around for over 30 years now. At one time, the band set a pace to become one of the greatest thrash bands of all time, until a dynamic shift in the sound of the late 80’s led to an eventual downfall. Prior to “In Search of Sanity” (1989), the band had released two of the most critically acclaimed thrash masterpieces ever released “Power From Hell” (1985) and “The Force” (1986). They deserved to be spoken of among the genre’s greatest offerings. In 2004, the band reformed with vocalist Sy Keeler and the band was given that rare “second chance” to start anew.

In 2007, “Killing Peace” re-established the band’s thrash roots and the reviews reinforced it. “Sounds of Violence” followed in 2011 and the band was back in stride and running on all cylinders. With the release of “VI,” this year (see review here), the band progressed further – adding newer elements in songs like “Children of the Sand.” With this rebirth, the band has ascended the throne once again and deserves the attention of any critic or fan of thrash. Band founder and guitarist Nige Rockett checked in with Metal Underground.com to discuss the new album – the new elements the band has added – and what it was like to rock the boat on 70,000 Tons of Metal back in January 2013. More...

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Appearance Of Nothing Details New Album

Appearance of Nothing, having recently signed to Power Prog Records, has announced the impending release of the third album "A New Begnning." The album drops on February 14, 2014 as a CD and digital download.

With the third long player, Appearance of Nothing presents "exciting songwriting, successful progressive arrangements, hard powerful Metal riffs, decent excursions into the Death Metal world, exceptional keyboard work and clear vocals paired with fat growls [which] will provide for the ultimate attention."

The track list of "A New Beginning" is:

1. Chains Of History
2. Without A Reason
3. The Seer
4. A New Beginning
5. Forsaken
6. Echoes
7. When The Glass Breaks More...

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Kowai Announce Debut Album "Dissonance"

Dutch gothic metal band Kowai announced that the band will self-release the debut album "Dissonance" on February 7th at the performance scheduled in Biibelot, Dordrecht. The album was produced by Joose van den Broek (Epica/Stream of Passion/ReVamp/Nemesea) and Jeffrey Revet (Stream of Passion).

More information, including the artwork and track listing, is expected soon. More...

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Battleaxe Returns With New Music Video

NWoBHM act Battleaxe, who reunited in 2010, has released a new music video for the title track of the upcoming return album "Heavy Metal Sanctuary." The album is out worldwide in February 2014 (exact date not yet announced) via SPV/Steamhammer Records.

Battleaxe was formed in 1979 in Sunderland, UK and released two albums "Burn This Town" (1983), which will be reissued in January and "Power From the Universe" (1984). The last effort was an EP released in 2005 called "Nightmare Zone."

Battleaxe is:

Dave King - Vocals
Brian Smith - Bass
Paul AT Kinson - Drums
Mick Percy - Guitar

Check out "Heavy Metal Sanctuary" here: More...

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Beasto Blanco Posts "Live Fast, Die Loud" Video

California hard rock act Beasto Blanco, featuring bassist/vocalist Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper), released a music video for the title track of the debut album "Live Fast, Die Loud." The album is available now via Rat Pak Records and was produced by Tommy Henriksen, recoded at DiS ViCiOuS Studios in Lake Balboa, CA and Clearlake Audio in Burbank, CA.

Beasto Blanco is:

Chuck Garric - Vocals - Bass Guitar
Chris Latham - Lead Guitar
Calico Cooper - Vocals
Glen Sobel - Drums

Check out the video, directed by C. Conklyn, here: More...

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I See Stars Releases New Music Video

I See Stars released a new music video for the track "Murder Mitten." The song appears on the band's latest album "New Demons," which is available now via Sumerian Records.

This weekend, the band will embark on a European tour with The World Alive and DayShell, with the following dates confirmed:

30.11.13 Belgium Brussels @ Magasin 4
01.12.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar
02.12.13 UK Birmingham @ o2 Academy2
03.12.13 UK London @ o2 Academy Islington
04.12.13 UK Cardiff @ Uni CF10
05.12.13 UK Newcastle @ o2 Academy2
06.12.13 Scotland Glasgow @ Cathouse
07.12.13 UK Leeds @ Cockpit
08.12.13 UK Manchester @ Club Academy
10.12.13 Holland Arnhem @ Willemeen
11.12.13 France Paris @ Divan du Monde
12.12.13 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
13.12.13 Austria Wien @ b72
14.12.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk
15.12.13 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
17.12.13 Germany Berlin @ Bi Nuu
18.12.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenkang
19.12.13 Sweden Stockholm @ Klubben
20.12.13 Denmark Copenhagen @ KB18
21.12.13 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
22.12.13 Germany Köln @ Underground

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Silent Voices Streaming New Song "No Turning Back"

Finnish progressive metal band Silent Voices - featuring Sonata Arctica members Pasi Kauppinen (bass) and Henrik Klingenberg (keyboards) along with Winterborn vocalist Teemu Koskela - is streaming the new track "No Turning Back." The song appears on the band's fourth full length LP "Reveal the Change," which drops November 29th in Europe and December 3rd in North America via Inner Wound Recordings.

The album features a myriad of guest appearances including: Mats Levén (Candlemass/Ex-Therion/Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Mike Vescera (Obsession/Ex-Loudness/Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Mike DiMeo (Ex-Masterplan/Ex-Riot).

The track listing is:

1. The Fear Of Emptiness
2. No Turning Back
3. Reign Of Terror
4. Faith In Me
5. Black Water
6. Burning Shine
7. Through My Prison Walls

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Tragedian Streaming Track "Inner Silence"

German power metal act Tragedian is streaming the track "Inner Silence" from the latest album "Decimation." The album was issued back in August via Icewarrior Records.

Tragedian features Ex-Stormwarrior guitarist Gabriel Palermo, Twilght Zone vocalist Val Shieldon (Ex-Oracle Sun), Fogalord keyboardist Dany All (Synthphonia Suprema), Mastercastle bassist Steve Vawamas (Athlantis).

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