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Metal News for November 28, 2012

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Robot Monkey Arm Streaming EP Online

Bizarro prog/avant-garde act Robot Monkey Arm has released a new EP online titled "Cinema Vomitif & the White Mask of Doom! or Part Two," the second in a trilogy of releases. The tracks from the EP are now available for streaming through the player below, or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Cinema Vomitif 04:31
2. Kill The Cutie 02:54
3. Deliria (the final girl) 04:08
4. Vengeance Of The Sweater Girl 03:11 More...

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Emerald Night To Release New Album "King Of Elves"

The new album "King of Elves" from Moscow symphonic black metal act Emerald Night will be released by year's end through Musica Productions. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The theme for the album's title track served as an old ballad 'Der Erlkonig,' written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1782. The plot is familiar to everyone from childhood: in a dark forest at night the galloping horseman's late with a young son and the boy hears the voice of the forest king who wants to kidnap him. In Russia, this work is called - 'Forest King.' The most famous translation is from Vasily Zhukovsky, and there are also versions of Grigoriev, Fet and others. Emerald Night appealed to the source and presented their vision of Goethe's ballad. The song combines bright and impetuous music to create a truly enchanting atmosphere.

"King of Elves is the logical continuation of the predecessor album 'Mirror of Trolls' and full of a mysterious theme of fantasy. Style has not changed - it is the same melodic sympho black with clear influence of folk. There are frequent changes of mood - rapid black metal melodies alternate with crystal tinkling streams and voices of forest fairies. The album has the sounds of luxurious women's voices (Runa and Darrana), complemented by three black metal scream-characters.

"As with the previous album, the vocals are shared between Dismael and Wsegard, also joined by Demether Grail - longtime vocalist and leader of Arcane Grail. The album becomes a real musical theater, where all the images are so realistic that you can even feel their breath! More...

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Transhuman Streaming "Stages Of Synthesis"

Transhuman has posted the song "Stages of Synthesis" online, which can be heard below, and the band also commented:

"Hailing straight from southwest England, the first installment of our 'Triptych' album 'The Fall Of Man' was released online early 2012 and a physical CD is now available We are now entering the studio to record the second segment '[Re]creation.'

"Transhuman have a very energetic performance and are always looking for shows. If you would like to book us for any shows then please get in contact with us."

Transhuman - Stages of Synthesis by adamchinner

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Nine Covens Streaming Full Album Online

U.K. black metal act Nine Covens released the new album "On The Dawning Light" earlier this month in Europe, and now the album is set for release in the U.S. on January 8th, 2013 through Candlelight USA's Cult Series.

If you haven't gotten a chance to check out the release yet, the full album is now available online for streaming through Zero Tolerance here. The "On The Dawning Of Light" track listing is as follows:

1. Origin Of Light
2. As Fire Consumes
3. At The Ocean’s Strand
4. The Mist Of Death
5. The Fog Of Deceit
6. To Quench A Raging
7. White Star Acception
8. Over The Ocean’s Way
9. A Burning Ember More...

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Nothnegal Issues Recording Update

Less than a year after the release of debut album “Decadence” (reviewed here) Maldives’ very own Nothnegal has issued the following update about the recording process for a new album:

“We entered Vakaruge Studio in Male, Maldives last week. We have already recorded demos and will be working with producers Matt Hyde (known for his collaboration with Slipknot, Machine Head and Bullet For My Valentine among others) handling the overall production and Paul Reeve (who worked as a producer on most of Muse’s albums) dealing with the vocal and additional production.

"The idea is to incorporate environmental / ambient sounds and traditional instruments of the Maldives into the music, in order to create a unique blend. Our new singer Affan will perform vocals on all songs, this time."

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Tsjuder Re-Releasing "Desert Northern Hell"

On next February 15th (19th in North America), Season of Mist will re-release Tsjuder’s third opus, “Desert Northern Hell,” with bonus material. Originally released in 2004, this cornerstone of Norwegian black metal is now enhanced with four bonus tracks recorded live in Quebec City in 2001, as well as the long sold-out “Norwegian Apocalypse” DVD, filmed in 2005.

The reissue will be available as CD and gatefold LP formats, and both of them will include the bonus DVD. The track listing is as follows:

1. Malignant Coronation
2. Ghoul
3. Possessed
4. Lord of Swords
5. Helvete
6. Mouth of Madness
7. Unholy Paragon
8. Sacrifice
9. Morbid Lust
10. Primeval Fear [live]
11. Daemons Journey [live]
12. Beyond the Grave [live]
13. The Gate of Nanna [live]

Tsjuder's latest album, last year’s “Legion Helvete,” is available on the Season of Mist e-shop as a deluxe Digipak with metal badge, CD jewel case, and LP with different artwork. More...

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Necrovation Announces Lineup Changes

Necrovation has issued the following announcement about lineup changes and going on hiatus to write new material:

"Short update here. Not much has went in the right direction since we recorded our self titled album. Founding members S. Gadd & A. Bünger are the only ones left in the band since having parted ways with fairly new guitarist F. Almström and good old bass player and friend A. Wanstadius.

"We tried to suit up as a 3 piece with good friend W. Brunn to be able to do some shows, but after a while of trying we decided to lay low and not rush recruiting.

"We'll be focusing on some new material instead. So, going underneath for a while, to surface when the time is right. When ever that is." More...

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Bruce Kulick Guesting On New Avantasia Album

To rock fans and musicians alike Bruce Kulick made himself a name as the guitarist of Meat Loaf during the "Bat Out Of Hell" tour in 1978. After that he also joined Michael Bolton, but it wasn't until the mid eighties that he gained worldwide notoriety by joining Kiss during the unmasked era for a relationship that was to last twelve years. In those years he put his lead guitar stamp on hits such as "Crazy, Crazy Nights" and "God Gave Rock'n Roll To You."

Bruce has just been in the studio to record some lead guitar tracks for the forthcoming Rock Opera of Tobias Sammet‘s Avantasia project, due out in March 2013. Bruce had already appeared on the previous Avantasia album while Tobias sang guest vocals on Bruce‘s last solo album “BK3,“ which featured guests such as Gene Simmons of KISS and Steve Lukather of Toto.

Tobias says: “Bruce and I have been friends for some years now, he is a lovely person and an amazing guitarist. It was really obvious I would ask him to come on-board for Avantasia once again. Two of the tracks he plays on are more than 10 minutes long, and they include screaming and whammy-bar driven stuff as well as anthemic Meat Loafish type melodies. I love it because it's got such an old school quality, and Bruce just has it! Class act!“

Avantasia will also hit the stages again in April 2013, right after the release of the new CD.
Tobias' tour management is currently working on a headlining indoor tour for Avantasia in April. The group will also play a few chosen summer festivals, and a South American and Asian tour is planned for late summer.

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Holy Grail Posts New Track-By-Track Clip

The Californian up-and-comers Holy Grail have uploaded the second episode of a series of track-by-track videos for their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut “Ride The Void” (due out on January 18th, 2013). Check out the new clip below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence the Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains of Sorrow

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Trigger Posts "Apocalypse Tomorrow" Teaser

Russian death metal act Trigger has released the band's first album "Apocalypse Tomorrow" through Nitroatmosfericum Records, and a teaser trailer is available below. The band also comments:

"This is our first ‘child’ which is going to appear and crush, dismember, scatter throughout the area and just enrapture all fans of death metal. Considering the title and in anticipation of the Apocalypse in December 2012, the album reflects the themes which vary from burials and fantasies to the real world with its human fears, deadly diseases, social anomalies turning into the inevitable, general chaos and the apocalypse itself! This is a new view upon the old, forgotten and hackneyed things which once were just an illusion, but they are now quickly developing into an inescapable reality!"

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Kreator Posts "Civilization Collapse" Music Video

German thrash icons Kreator premiered its new music video for "Civilization Collapse" over at Metal Hammer's YouTube Channel (shown below). The song appears on the band's latest LP "Phantom Antichrist," which is available through Nuclear Blast Records. For a review of the album, head over to this location.

Check out "Civilization Collapse" here:

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Cradle Of Filth Posts Track-By-Track Video

Cradle of Filth has posted a video clip online of Paul Allender talking through the first part of the new album "The Manticore and Other Horrors" (reviewed here). Check out the clip below. "The Manticore and Other Horrors" is out now worldwide via Peaceville Records (Europe) and Nuclear Blast USA (North America).

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To The Wind Streaming New Video

Pure Noise Records has revealed the premiere of To The Wind’s video for “In Regret,” a track off of its recently released EP, "No More Than This." The video features a live performance from the Seattle, WA, five-piece, and can be seen below. The band previously self-released "No More Than This," as well as two other EPs - "The Hardest Part" and "Foundations." To The Wind will head into The Panda Studios in San Francisco, CA, next week to begin the recording process for its debut full-length, which will be released in spring of 2013.


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August Burns Red Posts "Jingle Bells" Video

After releasing the animated clips for "Sleigh Ride" and the track "Flurries," August Burns Red has now released another clip for "Jingle Bells," which can be viewed below. These holiday songs appear on the band's new album "August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin' Hill," available in stores and online now. The track listing is as follows:

1. Flurries
2. Frosty the Snowman
3. Sleigh Ride
4. God Rest Ye’ Merry Gentlemen
5. Jingle Bells
6. Oh Holy Night
7. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
8. Sleddin’ Hill
9. Little Drummer Boy
10. Winter Wonderland
11. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
12. Carol of the Bells (2012)
13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas More...

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Symbiotic Streaming New Track

Mexican death metal band Symbiotic has been streaming a track from its new five-song EP "A Programmed Death." That track, "The Consequence I'm," is posted below. Symbiotic will be having a release party for the EP in its hometown of Leon, Guanajuato at the After Bar on December 1st which will feature four other Mexican bands. Below is the cover art and tracklisting of "A Programmed Death."

1. The Consequence I'm
2. The True Face Of Horror
3. No Logic
4. Deified
5. Decrepit God More...

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Hatebreed Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

Hatebreed has issued the following announcement about upcoming U.S. tour dates starting in January, 2013:

"We are pleased to announce that we'll be hitting the road again in the United States next year on The Divinity Of Purpose Tour! Joining us on tour are Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, and The Contortionist. VIP meet n’ greet packages and pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday, November 29th (tomorrow) at 10 AM PST at this location."

The band's new album "The Divinity of Purpose" is due for release on January 25th in the UK/Europe and January 29th in the US/Canada. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Jan 26 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
Jan 27 - Joilet, IL - Mojoes
Jan 28 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
Jan 30 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
Jan 31 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
Feb 1 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy
Feb 2 –Chico, CA–Senator Theater
Feb 3 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Feb 5 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Feb 6 - Wichita, KS - Cotillion
Feb 7 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Feb 8 - Lexington, KY - Busters
Feb 9 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Feb 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Feb 12 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
Feb 13 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
Feb 14 - West Springfield, VA - Empire
Feb 15 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Feb 16 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
Feb 17 - Amityville, NY - Revolution

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Crashdiet Announces New Album Release

Swedish sensation Crashdiet is returning with fourth album "The Savage Playground," due out on January 25th in Europe on Frontiers and January 22nd in North America. The lead single “Cocaine Cowboys” is set for release on December 12th. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"A leading force in the Swedish 'sleaze rock' scene of the 2000s — a revival of the glam metal of the 1980s, but with a more pronounced punk element — Crashdiet for the first time manage to release their brand of down and dirty Rock and Roll simultaneously all over the world.

"In April of 2010 the band’s third album 'Generation Wild' pretty much summed up the extraordinary but yet tragic history of a band, determined to never give up their dream. Crashdiet has become known as a band with a huge following of diehard fans, and the massive interest for them never seems to fade.

"There has been extensive touring during the course of 'Generation Wild' and the absolute highlight saw the band conquer Hollywood and New York City with sold out shows at Whisky A Go Go and Webster Hall. The band also supported their heroes Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne. More...

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Stick To Your Guns Posts Tour Fitness Video

Stick To Your Guns has released the first installment of a 3-part series of videos on staying fit on tour exclusively through Alternative Press. The video gives insight into the band's fitness routines and into the struggles of eating healthy while on the road. Watch the video at this location.

Stick To Your Guns also has the following upcoming tour dates with Motionless in White and Chelsea Grin:

11/28 Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
11/29 Tulsa, OK @ Eclipse (STYG headliner)
11/30 Dallas, TX @ The Door
12/1 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/2 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
12/3 El Paso , TX @ The War Room (STYG headliner)
12/4 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
12/5 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
12/6 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
12/7 San Diego, CA @ Soma
12/8 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
12/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12/10 TBA
12/11 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
12/12 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
12/13 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
12/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
12/15 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/16 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

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ArmyOfOneTV Posts Hudson Valley Death Fest Footage

A quick video interview done this past Sunday, November 25th right after the first annual Hudson Valley Death Fest outside of the The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY is streaming below. ArmyOfOneTV interviewed Sammy (Goatwhore), Mark (Misery Index) and Paul (Cannibal Corpse) in the footage below. A forty-five minute video of the Hudson Valley Death Fest is also streaming at this location.

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Deathember Finishes Recording New Album

Deathember has posted a pre-production version of the song "Spirals" online, which can be heard below. The band also commented on finishing the recording for a new album:

"The recordings of our debut album are done and have been sent to mix/mastering. We were working on a huge project to do a 'making of' documentary about the album, these plans have been modified slightly due to the fact that our guitarist got assaulted and robbed of his computer whilst taking all the video files from the drum recording/editing and first days of guitar recording home to do a backup.

"We are going to make the best of it and shoot some interesting post-studio stuff. There will still be a 'making of' and there will be studio updates but it will take some more time for us to make something useful out of the material that we still got left. Expect an interesting dive into the Deathember world!" More...

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Dehumanized Posts Tour Dates

Dehumanized has announced a string of live dates for December, including a benefit show for Hurricane Sandy relief on Friday, December 21st at Broadway Bar in Amityville, NY. The show, presented by TC Productions, also features Without Remorse, Torn Constellation, Vincent Price Is Right and In The Path Of Titans. Cover charge is $10 with food/clothing donation or $12 without. All funds and donations will go to benefit the Long Island victims of Hurricane Sandy. Dehumanized recently issued its album "Controlled Elite" via Comatose Music. Check out an upload of the track "His Burden" after the tour dates.

DEHUMANIZED LIVE:

December 8th @ The Morgan - Brooklyn, NY - CD Release Show
December 15th @ Harper's Pub - Clementon, NJ - South Jersey Metal & Hardcore Fest
December 21st @ Broadway Bar - Amityville, NY - Hurricane Slamdy Relief Benefit
December 22nd @ O'Brien's Pub - Allston, MA


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Hibria Posts Loud Park Festival Footage

Hibria has posted footage online of the band performing at the Japanese Loud Park Festival, which can be viewed below, and the band also commented:

"Hey, Japanese friends! We've posted this video to say 'thank you for the endless support at Loud Park 2012!'

"Hibria plays Tiger Punch at Loud Park 2012. We hope to see you sooner than soon! Abel, Benhur, Eduardo, Iuri, Renato."

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New Maveth Track Streaming

Brooklyn Vegan has posted a new track off "Coils of the Black Earth," the forthcoming debut from Finnish blackened death metal horde Maveth. The song, entitled "Sating Erictho," showcases the band's pulverizing and relentless brand of death metal and can be heard at this location. The blend of brutality and blasphemy that is "Coils of the Black Earth" will be available on CD and double-LP (black & grey splatter) on December 15th through Dark Descent Records.


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Arkona Reveals "Decade Of Glory" Details

Arkona will be releasing the live album “Decade of Glory” on February 22nd, 2013 via Napalm Records. The 2CD set was recorded during the band's 10th anniversary show earlier this year. The track listing will be:

CD 1 [total time: 79:38]
01. Az’
02. Arkaim
03. Ot Serdca K Nebu
04. Goi, Rode, Goi!
05. Leshiy
06. Zakliatie
07. Marena
08. Liki Bessmertnykh Bogov
09. Nevidal
10. Kolo Navi
11. Slav'sja, Rus'
12. Kupala i Kostroma
13. Odna
14. Sva
15. Kupalets
16. Katitsja Kolo More...

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King Carnage Streaming Song

From the one man musical force behind Trillion Red's "Metaphere" comes a new project by the name of King Carnage. Lending and restarting from the 1994 occult demo "Ligeia: In Death Overshadow Thee," King Carnage is an old school black/death Metal band with a new bloody edge.

The Left Hand, purveyor of all King Carnage content and creation, has just released a one song demo track on bandcamp called "Slashing in the Black," as a brief introduction of what is to come. Actually recorded two years ago, this demo version features updated vocals. This song will be part of an early 2013 full length LP coming via badGod Music titled "Ounce of Mercy, Pound of Flesh," featuring nine songs in total.

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Burial Vault Recruits New Bass Player

Burial Vault split with bassist Amko Groeneveld back in September, and now the band has posted the following announcement online about recruiting a new member:

"Maybe you just asked yourself 'Who will be the new bass player for Burial Vault?' For some of you this might not be the biggest surprise. Nevertheless, we want to make an official announcement.

"From this day forth our new bass player is David Speckmann. During the last couple of shows, he proved he is the right one for that job. We are really looking forward to present him to a lot more of you next year.

"We would also like to thank Harald Gerdes from Northerion and The Damnation and Timo Pruehn from Tears Of Decay and Misconceived. They also were also willing to help us out during the last shows. A big thank-you goes out to Namrasit - the band in which David is still going to play the guitar - and to our buddy and former bassist Amko who was so kind to lend his equipment to David. Having said this: Welcome David!" More...

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.bipolar. Streaming Songs From New Album

Las Vegas female fronted act .bipolar. self released sixth album "Amor Fati" earlier this month, and tracks from the release are now available for streaming through the player below or over at the band's official website here. The band also commented:

".bipolar. one of Las Vegas’ only female fronted metal bands recorded their follow up to 2010’s Valley of Fire with producer Jason Constantine. The album Amor Fati features six songs The Opening, False, See You Next Tuesday, Marla Singer, Callow, and Adament.

"This release comes just five months before .bipolar. celebrates ten years as a band. Forming in 2003 in Sacramento the band worked hard to establish themselves as a strong DIY female fronted metal band. In 2004 they were recognized with an award from the Sacramento News & Review for Best local Metal/Hard Rock Band. After four albums, a few line-up changes and numerous shows vocalist Charlie and drummer Brian Hanks moved to Las Vegas in 2008.

"Shortly after relocating the duo found bass player Chris Kmit and a former guitar player with whom they recorded Valley of Fire and built a reputation as a professional and dedicated DIY metal band within Las Vegas’ scene. Amor Fati features songs written with new guitar player Rob Bauer who joined last July.

"In support of the new release .bipolar. has shows lined up for early 2013. On January 12th at the Cheyenne Saloon in Las Vegas they will be supporting Asesino featuring members of Fear Factory and Soulfly." More...

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Serments Releases New Album Online

Paris based five-piece rock/metal band Serments has just released a new digital album titled "Erotic Drive," which can be heard in the player below or via Bandcamp here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Well determined to show all the strength of their universe and all the energy emanating from the combo when on stage, Serments presents today its brand new album called 'Erotic Drive' for digital in 3 versions - black (for the violence face of the band), white (for the ambient one) and color (for both faces), each one with a different bonus track. All the versions of 'Erotic Drive' are available from now on legal download and full streaming on Bandcamp. Pick your choice!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. Pocket Gun 03:04
2. ERW 03:34
3. 2pm 03:15
4. X-song 05:38
5. Backpack 02:49
6. Sick Shit 04:37
7. Midnight Pool 02:45
8. Heavy Night 04:04
9. Prostitute 03:41
10. Sweet Polar 05:20
11. Meiga 04:45
12. Crystal (bonus track) 03:07 More...

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Kongh Streaming New Album's Title Track

Sweden's doom-rock-sludge outfit Kongh has premiered a new song online via YouTube. Check out the first 7 minutes of the title track of band's newest album "Sole Creation" below.

"Sole Creation" will be coming to shops on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th of February in North Amercia through Agonia Records. The band's 3rd album from will consist of 4 new tracks and 45 minutes of music, with a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft. The album was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin and was mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame.

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

The track listing is:

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

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Demon Lung Signs With Candlelight Records

Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of Demon Lung. The Las Vegas-based quartet, featuring guitarist Phil Burns, bassist Patrick Warren, drummer Jeremy Brenton, and vocalist Shanda Fredrick, is scheduled to begin recording a full-length debut at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, High on Fire, Eyehategod) in the coming weeks.

The album is anticipated for a Spring 2013 release date. Metal Hammer previously called the band’s self-released 4-song demo, “earthy yet horror-themed doom metal a la Candlemass with an Acrimony Groove.”

The band comments, “We are very honored to join the Candlelight roster. To be included among such talented artists is very humbling, and we thank the great people at Candlelight for giving us the opportunity.”

A video for the song “Lament Code’ is available over here. The clip was directed by Dustin Mills, the mastermind behind The Puppet Monster Massacre.

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Lacuna Coil Announces U.S. Tour With Sevendust

Italy's Lacuna Coil is proud to announce that the band will visit the U.S. in early 2013. Lacuna Coil will head out with Sevendust on a 17-date run throughout the month of February. The tour kicks off on February 2nd, 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC and tickets for the tour go on-sale Friday, November 30th, 2012. Fans should check their local ticketing outlets for information on how to purchase tickets.

Lacuna Coil has spent the past year touring the world in support of new album "Dark Adrenaline" (reviewed here). The music video for their single "Trip The Darkness" can be seen at YouTube here. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

02/02/13 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
02/03/13 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
02/05/13 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
02/06/13 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
02/07/13 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
02/08/13 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
02/09/13 - Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
02/10/13 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
02/12/13 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
02/14/13 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/15/13 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
02/16/13 - Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall
02/17/13 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room
02/19/13 - Springfield, IL @ Boondocks
02/21/13 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
02/22/13 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
02/23/13 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion

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Zierler Projects Posts Teaser Trailer

Newly formed prog metal "supergroup" Zierler Projects has posted a brief teaser online featuring a guitar solo from Per Nilsson, which can be viewed below. Further details on an upcoming new release will be announced as they become available. Zerler Projects 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)
Truls Haugen – Vocals and Bass live (Insense, Circus Maximus

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Thristana Changing Band Name

Hungarian female-fronted act Thristana has posted a brief snippet of a new song below, and the band also issued the following announcement about changing names:

"The master disc is at hand. The song is officially finished! Want to hear a hint of it? Check out our Soundcloud page!

"We are also changing our name to Sorronia. Soon we will launch our new Facebook site! Stay tuned!" More...

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Dark End Performance Footage Available

Italy's Dark End recently wrapped up a run of European tour dates that saw the band performing with the likes of Cradle of Filth and Rotting Christ. Now footage has made its way online of Darkend performing live at Club "Bingo" in Kiev, Ukraine.

Check out the footage below, or listen to the full song "Bleakness: Of Secrecy, Haste And Shattered Crystals" off the "Grand Guignol - Book I" album at this location.

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Triddana Streaming "Gone With The River"

Argentina based folk metal outfit Triddana has uploaded the song "Gone with the River" online, which comes off the band's debut album "Ripe for Rebellion." Check out the track below, or listen to the previously posted "Spoke the Firefly" at this location.

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Yngwie Malmsteen Details New LP "Spellbound"

Guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen announced that his new Rising Force LP will be entitled "Spellbound" and will be released on December 5, 2012 via Epic Records. For the release, Malmsteen will also handle the lead vocals, replacing Tim "Ripper" Owens, who performed on the 2010 LP "Relentless." Audio samples for the album are available through Amazon over at this location.

The track listing for "Spellbound" is as follows:

1. Spellbound
2. High Compression Figure
3. Let's Sleeping Dog Lie
4. Repent
5. Majestic 12 Suite 1,2 & 3
6. Electric Duet
7. Nasca Lines
8. Poisoned Mind
9. God Of War
10. Iron Blues
11. Turbo Amadeus
12. From A Thousand Cuts?
13. Requiem For The Lost More...

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