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Metal News for November 4, 2013

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40 news articles posted on this day.

Scythia Reveals New Album Details

Since 2008, the Canadian metallers in Scythia have been performing their own blend of epic metal with a twist of folklore. Scythia's music features rich, poetic storytelling, and an epic tale that captures the imagination of all who are privy to its lyrical melody.

Scythia will release a brand new, third full-length album in early 2014, entitled "…Of Conquest."

The new album was engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory).

The album was mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland. The track listing is as follows: More...

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The Paramedic Cancels Tour Dates

Ohio metalcore outfit The Paramedic has posted the following message online about canceling upcoming tour dates:

"To our awesome fans: due to situations beyond our control and for the overall safety and security of our band, we cannot finish out our last few days of the tour.

"It is best to keep the details private but please understand it is not something we want to do. We are sincerely sorry and we promise we will be back very soon in 2014 with a new record for you."

For more info on the band and upcoming live shows, head over to The Paramedic's Facebook profile here.

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Oblivion Streaming Full Album Online

West Coast extreme metal legion Oblivion recently dropped the molten "Called To Rise" full-length upon the masses via Unique Leader Records.

Now you can hear the full release online in the player below, courtesy of Deathmetal.org. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Featuring a compelling cast of characters that includes All Shall Perish's founding bassist Ben Orum, vocalist Dr. Nick Vasallo, a professor of music and internationally acclaimed modernist composer, guitarists Ted O'Neill and Victor Dods, who's currently completing his PhD in mathematics, and drum prodigy Luis Martinez, who was trained by renowned jazz funk musician Ndugu Chancler, Oblivion focuses their collective energy on manifesting maniacal sounds that transcend far beyond the traditional confines of extreme music.

"Produced by Zack Ohren of Castle Ultimate Studios (Suffocation, Immolation, Decrepit Birth, Deeds of Flesh) and initially self-released earlier this year to critical hails of fans and media alike, Oblivion's Called To Rise sold out in just a few weeks."

The album saw its official release through Unique Leader on October 15th, 2013 with bonus tracks. More...

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Xibalba Issues Tour Recap, Working On Album

California outfit Xibalba has checked in with the following tour recap and announcement about working on new material:

"It's been a great summer/fall and we have finally made it home. Thanks to everyone within North America and Europe who came out to a show or supported us.

"Reminiscing on the past few years Xibalba has been to places and done far more than we ever imagined, We are forever grateful.

"While we don't know what's in the future for Xibalba we can say will be releasing a split and taking some months off to write and record a new record. See ya in 2014, Hasta la Muerte!"

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

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Device Drops Off Avenged Sevenfold Tour

David Draiman of Device has posted the following message online about dropping off the upcoming tour dates with Avenged Sevenfold:

"My brothers and sisters my blood,

"After careful consideration, I've decided to stay at home where I am needed most right now, with my family and newborn son, and not support Avenged Sevenfold with Device on their current November-December run.

"I want to thank my brothers in Avenged Sevenfold for the opportunity, for their friendship, and their understanding, and I look forward to seeing all of you again sometime in the future.

"Sincerely, and with my deepest respect,

"David Draiman"

It was also recently announced that Avatar would be joining the trek with Avenged Sevenfold. Get full details right here.

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Sight Of Emptiness Talks New Album

Costa Rican melodic death metal band Sight of Emptiness is releasing the band's third album "Instincts," which features a slew of guest musicians from across the metallic spectrum.

Today we premiered the new track "Obsession" - a track that includes a guest spot from ex-Obituary member Ralph Santolla - and you can hear the track at this location.

In addition to the song premiere, now we can give you more insight into the new album direct from the band members themselves. Guitarist Rafael Castro, vocalist Eduardo Chacón, and drummer Rodrigo Chaverri checked in with Metalunderground.com to discuss the album's recording and the band's plan to put Costa Rica on the metal map. Check out the full interview below. More...

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Silent Force Reveals New Album Release

After an almost 7-year break, melodic metal masters Silent Force - founded and led by guitar player Alex Beyrodt - finally returns with a new studio album due out December 13th.

The album's titled, "Rising From Ashes," couldn’t be more appropriate, as many thought that the group had disbanded and would be gone forever, especially after Beyrodt’s success with his classic hard rock band Voodoo Circle and joining the line-up of both Primal Fear and Sinner.

The band’s new vocalist is none other than Michael Bormann, although in his case it could be said "old/new" because he already sang on the first (and only) album of the Silent Force predecessor The Sygnet (1998). Mat Sinner (bass), Alessandro Del Vecchio (keyboards) and drummer André Hilgers (who is a part of Silent Force and even The Sygnet from the beginning) complete the new line-up.

Right after putting finishing touches on the new album, Silent Force filmed a video clip for the first single “Circle Of Trust."

Alex Beyrodt comments: "For me 'Rising From Ashes' is not just another new Silent Force record. The long break was necessary to rebuild the band and get rid of all false ascendancy. The new line-up speaks for itself, so does 'Rising From Ashes.'" More...

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Psalm Zero Streaming New Song

Pitchfork.com has leaked the first public track from NYC-based duo Psalm Zero, the project aligning Andrew Hock of Castevet and Charlie Looker of recently-disbanded Extra Life. Listen to the new track "Force My Hand" at this location. The following press release was also issued:

"Pulsing with a vibrant blend of genres and style into a mesmerizing style of their own, the A-side and title track of the act's debut 7", Force My Hand seems to build with underlying tension, at first resonating with a tranquil albeit creepy flow which slowly and steadily uncoils, the song growing more haunting and portentous when the crescendo comes.

"Force My Hand will see release on Looker's own Last Things Records on November 19th; preorders have gone live in conjunction with the track premiere today and are available here. While the duo have confirmed that they'll be releasing an LP with eclectic metal label Profound Lore in the Spring, the tracks on the 7" will be exclusive to this release.

"Catch Psalm Zero perpetrating their craft live at a record release show in Brooklyn on November 22nd joining the eclectic sets of Kayo Dot and Vaura, followed by a gig in Queens on December 5th supporting avant-noise technicians, Gnaw."

11/22/2013 285 Kent - Brooklyn, NY - 7" record release show w/ Kayo Dot, Vaura
12/05/2013 Trans Pecos - Queens, NY w/ Gnaw

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High Spirits Signs With Hells Headbangers

Hells Headbangers today announces the signing of Chicago high-energy rockers High Spirits for an exclusive North American deal.

The band is currently hard at work finishing the songwriting for a second studio album, with recording sessions set to begin at Electrical Audio in Chicago, Illinois USA later this month.

High Spirits founder and frontman Chris explains: "After going it alone in the USA for so long, we're happy to be working with a label who can do everything we need and more! It's great news for the fans here, too, and we want to thank everyone who has made our unexpected journey possible!"

High Spirits released studio debut "Another Night" in 2011 and was also named "Newcomer of the Year" by Rock Hard magazine in Germany.

More live dates are in the works to coincide with the new album, which is currently scheduled to be released in April 2014 simultaneously in North America by Hells Headbangers and in Europe by High Roller Records.

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Abiotic Posts Drum Cam Footage

Abiotic has posted drum cam footage online, which can be found below, and the Florida technical death metal band also comments:

"We've just gotten back home from our tour with Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Waking the Cadaver, and Rivers of Nihil and we had a great time! We made some amazing friends this tour and can't thank the Dying Fetus guys, along with the entire tour package, enough for being such amazing dudes and making this tour our best one yet.

"We'd also (of course!) like to give a huge thanks to all of you that made this tour possible for us. All of you that have been following us since day one, that gave us a floor to crash on, put some food in our stomachs, picked up some merch and hung out with us! We love all of you and couldn't do any of it without you!

"We'll be back out in December, so keep an eye out for some headlining dates we'll be announcing soon! We'll be finishing up most of the writing for our second album this month while we're off, so expect to hear some new tunes soon! In the meantime, check out this sweet drum cam footage of Aaron Stechauner playing 'Perceptive Impurity' live in Poughkeepsie, NY! Spread the shred!" More...

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Leaves' Eyes Posts Album Trailer

Leaves' Eyes will release new album "Symphonies of the Night" on November 15th in Europe and November 26th in North America. A teaser trailer for the album has now been posted online and can be viewed below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hell to the Heavens
2. Fading Earth
3. Maid of Lorraine
4. Galswintha
5. Symphony of the Night
6. Saint Cecelia
7. Hymn to the Lone Sands
8. Angel and the Ghost
9. Éléonore de Provence
10. Nightshade
11. Ophelia
12. Eileen's Ardency (Bonus Track) (feat. Carmen Elise Espenæs of Midnattsol/Savn)
13. One Caress (Depeche Mode Cover)

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Oruga Streaming Re-Issued EP

French outfit Oruga today re-issues the band's self-titled EP with a bonus track through Apathia Records. You can stream the songs in the player below, or pick up your copy of the EP at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Northern Promises 07:17
2. Kissing The Void 07:18
3. My 9/11 05:32
4. Like A Stone In The Water 06:34
5. Crimson Dawn 07:04
6. Blitzkrieg Lady (bonus) 05:18 More...

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Gollum Changes Name, Signs Record Deal

U.S. outfit Gollum has changed names to Hadea and now signed a record deal with Mighty Music. The band's new album is due out early next year and Hadea also comments:

"We are happy to announce that we've signed a deal with European record label Mighty Music based out of Denmark! Our debut album is tentatively scheduled for release sometime in January 2014. More details to come. In the meanwhile, we have here a video for our first single, 'Hinge.' A nuclear apocalypse never looked or sounded so good! Help us spread the word. Thanks everyone!"

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Death Toll Rising Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown

Edmonton, AB radio station CJSR 88.5 FM has posted an exclusive track-by-track with Death Toll Rising guitarist Drew Copland for the death metal band's new album "Infection Legacy."

Check out the description of the album's nine assaulting tracks in the player below. You can also stream all of "Infection Legacy" by heading over to this location. More...

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Rising Streaming Full New Album

"Abominor," the sophomore full-length album from Danish crew Rising, is today officially available through the band's own newly-formed label, Indisciplinarian. You can stream the full album now at TheObelisk.net here. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Bursting with just under forty minutes of jacked-up metallic thunder, Abominor presents a more aggressive and gritty side to the Rising sound while remaining true to the heavy, melodic tendencies that have been trademarks of the band since inception.

"Dynamic elements of contemporary stoner/sludge kingpins like Torche and Mastodon go head-to-head with infectious old-school riffery surging with ominous, Lovecraftian low-end thunder and incredibly infectious hooks, like Thin Lizzy covering Master Of Puppets, all with a black-blooded back-alley punk/crust vibe infiltrating the mix.

"To give the humans fair warning of Abominor's unveiling today, the Taskmaster over at The Obelisk has racked up a stream of the entire LP alongside some exclusive commentary from the band on the new label venture and current state of the band." More...

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Jorn Splits With Drummer

Jorn has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"After many years of working together, I am sorry to announce that Willy Bendiksen will no longer be playing with us. We wish him all the best and good luck for the future. A new drummer will be announced."

Jorn now consists of:

Jorn Lande - Vocals
Trond Holter - Guitar
Thomas Bekkevold - Bass More...

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Conditions Announces "Tis The Season Tour"

Richmond-based outfit Conditions has announced a series of holiday shows this coming December. Details are as follows:

Dec 6 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka’s
Dec 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
Dec 9 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
Dec 10 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Dec 11 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
Dec 12 - Wareham, MA 3065 Live
Dec 13 - Amityville, NY - Revolution
Dec 14 - Allentown, PZ - Crocodile Rock
Dec 15 - West Chester, PA - The Note

You can also watch the band's previously posted music video for "Open Eyes" at this location. More...

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Brain Dead Reveals New Album Track Listing

Italian thrash act Brain Dead will release new studio album, "Menace From The Sickness," this coming December via Punishment 18 Records.

The CD was recorded at One Black Sock studio of Carlo Girardi and features cover artwork by Marco Hasmann (Visceral Throne, Beyond Creation, Azrath-11, Collapse Within, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vile). The track listing is as follows:

01. The Fallout
02. Land of Cunning
03. Eye of the Cyclone
04. Another Way
05. Evil Dead
06. Razor's Edge
07. The Mission
08. Pay for a Better Life
09. Menace from the Sickness
10. Final Truth
11. Total Despair More...

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Embryonic Devourment Reveals New Album Release

Northern California's death grinders Embryonic Devourment are gearing up to release their new offering entitled "Reptilian Agenda" via Deepsend Records and are now taking pre-orders at this location.

Austin Spence (bassist/vocalist) says: "This is by far the strongest and most solid release yet and offers a more clear, organized, and precise set of songs. It ranges from all out techy death grind to expansive spacelike melodies with groove ability and hooks. Lyrically the album continues our tradition of exposing conspiracies and glorifies the Reptilian Race; a race that has been controlling our systems of power for thousands of years."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Challenging All Forms Of Hope
2. Masonic Angeldust
3. Reptiliphiliac
4. Experimental Deformation
5. Suffer The Seas Of Gore
6. Sealed With Resin
7. Whilst The Rich Dine
8. Blood Gift More...

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Khaoz Recruits New Bassist

Dutch outfit Khaoz has posted the following message online about recruiting a new bassist and working on a new album:

"KhaoZ found a new bass player after having been incomplete for several months. Past winter, around three years after the foundation of KhaoZ, former bass player CJ decided to quit the band. Nine months later a worthy replacement has been found; Robin Zwiep, former bass player of the Dutch metal band Librium.

"Robin is no stranger to the band. In KhaoZ’ starting years Robin and KhaoZ’ shared several Dutch stages. Robin hasn’t been active in the metal scene since Librium’s break-up.

"The new asset couldn’t have joined the band at a better moment. These past months KhaoZ’ has been working on their third album and will be returning to metal stages in December. The new album is to be released early 2014. More news about this album is soon to follow."

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Corrections House Announces Tour Dates

Corrections House - the collective musical extractions of Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Sanford Parker (Minsk) and their minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury - is pleased to announce a European takeover this December.

The rituals will commence on December 3rd in Hamburg, Germany and sully more than a dozen European metropolises before coming to a close December 21st in Wroclaw, Poland.

Fairbury made the following statement on the adventures: "There is no possible way to capture and enslave what has already been freed from within. The destruction that is given is also forgiven and so begets the path that we all have chosen. Corrections House is on this path, the one and same path as those who have walked, crawled and bled before them. Europe, you are on this path. Corrections House will see you in December of 2013. And so it begins."

Additionaly, Corrections House will preach the end-time message atop the main stage of the 013 venue in Tilburg, at Roadburn 2014. See the band live: More...

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Nekrofilth Hitting The Road Today

After the release of debut album "Devil's Breath," Nekrofilth is hitting the road today on a North American tour dubbed the "Devil's Breath Reeks the West" North American tour.

Now updated with more dates and venues, Nekrofilth will be defiling audiences in the following cities:

November 4 - Denver, CO @ Rhinoceroplis
November 5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
November 7 - Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
November 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Punky Thrasherbalts
November 9 - Portland, OR @ Slabtown
November 10 - Portland, OR @ Quagkeep Manor
November 12 - Eugene, OR @ TBA
November 13 - Bend, OR @ 3rd. St. Pub
November 14 - Sacramento, CA @ TBA
November 15 - Oakland, CA @ Elis Milehigh Club
November 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
November 18 - Ventura, CA @ Billy O's
November 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ East 7th St. Warehouse
November 21 - Orange County, CA @ TBA
November 22 - San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
November 23 - Long Beach, CA @ 6th St. Warehouse
November 24 - Tuscon, AZ @ District Tavern
November 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Taproom
November 26 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Cottage House
November 27 - Santa Fe, NM @ Dave Cave More...

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Lamb Of God Streaming 10 Anniversary Re-Release

Lamb of God is now streaming the entire special 10th Anniversary Edition of "As The Palaces Burn." The band comments:

"Rolling Stone has a full album stream of the remixed and remastered As The Palaces Burn!

"Check it out below and pre-order your copy at iTunes. Also, check back next week for a chance to see free content from the Deluxe making of Documentary exclusively on Qello." More...

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Motorhead Trivia Game To See Release

Rock Science has joined forces with Motörhead to deliver the first Motörhead trivia game. The following press release was issued about the game:

"Motörhead is the loudest band of all time, and they are bloody timeless, just like Rock Science. Experience all the riffin’, the loudness, the drinks, the girls, the songs, the lyrics, the fights, the fuck-ups and the wins, plus much, much more. Dig deep into the history of the band and call yourself a Motörhead Scientist.

"The Rock Science Motörhead Game includes 1,600 questions that will take you from Lemmy’s first steps into the rock ‘n’ roll business through the awakening of the monster that Motörhead is today. The Rock Science research team consists of true Motörhead fans who’ve had one goal only: to make the most authentic Motörhead game ever.

"We did it all by the book: dove in, rocked out and passed out. Now it’s your turn to get dirty! If you are a Motörhead fanatic, you are entitled to this crushing game. Born to Lose, Live to Win!" More...

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Blind To Faith Streaming "Under The Heptagram"

European henchmen Blind To Faith's "Under The Heptagram" is out now, the hymns captured on the brief but brutal one-sided 12" EP.

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Nails, Integrity), the EP bears an etched B-side and was released in a limited run of 666 copies.

Vice's music entity Noisey is now hosting a stream of the full release. Check it out in the player below.

Blind To Faith will take to the streets of the U.K. mid-month, joining American tyrants Nails on the Campaign For Elimination UK Tour. Catch the band live:

11/13/2013 Classic Grand - Glasgow
11/14/2013 Star & Garter - Manchester
11/15/2013 The Exchange - Bristol
11/16/2013 Underworld - London More...

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Fuck The Facts To Play The Governor's Bash

Zombitrol Productions and Blacktooth Entertainment, with host The Governor from The Governor's Ball - The "Mighty" Metal and Comedy Show, are proud to present the 7th edition of The Governor's Bash.

The bash will feature grindcore legends Fuck The Facts along with local support from sludge noisemakers Godstopper and Slyde, a band inspired by European melodic metal, Japanese video game music, and Western rock. Details are as follows:

Saturday November 23
Bovine Sex Club
542 Queen St W
$10 / DRS 9PM / 19+

Further info can be found at The Governor's Bash Facebook event page here. More...

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Primal Fear Reveals New Album Details

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Primal Fear's new album “Delivering the Black” on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America.

After some very intense songwriting sessions and pre-production schedule, the band started to record the new album in summer 2013 at the House of Music studios in Germany, with producer Mat Sinner and engineer Achim Koehler.

The band then moved to Denmark in September to finish the album with acclaimed producer/engineer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, Amaranthe) handling the mix.

The centerpiece of the album is the epic track “When Death Comes Knocking” and the 10 minute opus “One Night In December,” spiced with big orchestral arrangements and complex sound designs.

The ballad “Born With A Broken Heart” also shows a new side of Primal Fear with an acoustic guitar vibe and the addition of Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes) on backing vocals.

Singer Ralf Scheepers says: “We worked hard to create our best album ever. I already felt the vibe during the pre-production, that we were working on something very special this time! And now the result is just an amazing Metal album, I’m extremely proud of!”

Producer/bassist Mat Sinner adds: “The songs, the production, the sound – this album is a very special one for me and my career. In my view everybody in the band just did a killer job and Jacob was fantastic choice to mix the album!” More...

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Obscene Extreme Announces 2014 Festival Dates

Since the birth of Obscene Extreme back in 1999 exactly 643 (next year will exceed the magic number of 666) bands will have played the Obscene Extreme festival. These bands have come from almost every corner of the globe and have attracted hordes of diehard extreme music fans from all over Europe and well beyond its home base in the Czech Republic.

"For almost 15 years people have traveled the globe, driven across continents and slept in airports and railway stations to make it to Obscene Extreme, and now Obscene Extreme is making the same effort to come to you once again!!!" states OEF organiser Curby.

"After a really insane OEF World Tour in 2013 with festivals in Mexico, Indonesia and Australia we can say, we will never give up and we are back to do it once again in 2014!!! With the OEF Club World Tour 2014 we are rolling into Japan, Australia and the USA like the United Nations of Grind."

Details on the coming Obscene Extreme dates are as follows: More...

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BornBroken Parts With Drummer

Groove metal band BornBroken has parted ways with drummer Jonathan Menard. The band is now in search of a hard hitting, blast beating slayer to take on live and upcoming recording duties for the band's follow up to debut album "The Healing Powers of Hate." BornBroken comments:

"It is with a heavy heart today that we announce that BornBroken and long time drummer for the band Jonathan Menard have decided to part ways.

"Jonathan has been part of BornBroken for the past 3 years and was a substantial member of the growth of the band. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and we will remain best of friends with him for years to come.

"With that being said, we are currently holding video submission auditions for BornBroken. If you think you have what it takes then we want to see it! Please send all video submissions or inquiries to the BornBroken facebook page here. Finalists will be contacted for further auditioning.

"BornBroken is not going anywhere; we are not disbanding in anyway. We are currently in the writing process for our next album which will be recorded and released sometime in 2014. Stay tuned cause what we have coming up in the near future for The Broken is going to blow your mind...the best is yet to come..see you in the pit."

In addition, Jonathan Ménard comments: ‘‘It's really hard to write these lines, but my association with BornBroken is unfortunately over as we have decided to go our separate ways. However, we are on good terms in ending this adventure together and I would like to thank the band that has given me the chance to be part of a family, life experiences and cherished memories. Thank you to everyone who believed in me and I will never forget BornBroken.’’ More...

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Code Posts New Lyric Video

After streaming "Becoming Host" online, U.K. based avant-garde metallers Code premiere another new track entitled "White Triptych" that can be experienced in the form of a lyric video.

Watch the clip below, courtesy of Metal Hammer UK. The track comes off the band's new album "Augur Nox," due out November 19th in Europe and November 26th in North America via Agonia Records. More...

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Sight Of Emptiness Premieres New Song "Obsession"

Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can hear music from the band at the Sight of Emptiness Facebook page.

Costa Rica's Sight of Emptiness has been hard at work towards making an impact on the global metal scene since the release of "Trust Is A Disease" in 2007 and now the band is releasing a new album titled "Instincts."

Metalunderground.com is proud to today bring you an exclusive listen to a track off the album, featuring a guest appearance by Ralph Santolla (Obituary). Check out "Obsession" in the player below, and let us know what you think of the tune in the comments section.

Explaining the changes taking place on this album, guitarist Rafael Castro comments: "We are searching for our own musical identity; our own sound, so we decided to incorporate a lot of new elements. There´s a lot of electronic atmospheres and sequences all over, and a lot of melodic sections combined with complex patterns. We´re very glad we could get to experiment a lot. Our goal is to keep evolving."

Tracking for the new "Instics" album took place at Hits Recording Studios in Costa Rica, while mixing and mastering was handled by Thomas "Plec" Johansson from Sweden's The Panic Room Studios.

The band's recently released music video for "Essence" can be viewed at this location.

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Voros Releasing Third Installment Of EP Series

Australia's Voros has released the third and final installment of the three part debut EP, "The Sky Burial EPs."

This third segment features two new tracks, titled "Disequilibrium" and "Archaic Pursuasion," and was recorded by Andy Kite at Against The Grain Studios. The tracks were mixed and mastered by Darren Jenkins (Mortal Sin, Daysend, DepriVation) at Jenk Music Productions.

"The Sky Burial EPs: Part III" demonstrates Voros' musical ability through a pummeling of
groove-laden guitar riffs, searing vocals and polyrhythmic beats. It will be available for free
from November 6 at Bandcamp here.

A physical edition of the EP containing all six tracks will be released in early 2014. You can stream the previous second entry in the series at this location.

Voros will play on Canadian death metal heavyweights Kataklysm’s upcoming "Northern
Hyperblasting Over Australia" tour with Japanese death/thrash metal act Gotsu-Totsu-Kotsu
on December 5. Tickets can purchased right here.

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Hybrid Reality Streaming Full New EP

Hybrid Reality's latest EP, titled "Nexus of Eden," officially released yesterday and now you can hear the entire EP online. Give it a listen below, or get a digital download of the songs at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Wings of Grace
2. Purgathory
3. Haiiro
4. Prometheus
5. Nemesis Inside More...

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Stamina Unveils New Album Artwork

Italian melodic metal outfit Stamina today reveals the cover artwork and track listing or the band's upcoming third album "Perseverance."

The artwork was created by Vittorio "Kufa" Citro and a release date will be revealed shortly. The track listing is as follows:

1. Higher
2. Breaking Another String
3. I'm Alive
4. Just Before The Dawn
5. Perseverance
6. Naked Eye
7. Unbreakble
8. Wake Up The Gods
9. Winner For A Day More...

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Glorior Belli Splits With Drummer

Glorior Belli, which is out now with new album "Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls" (reviewed here), has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"Long time friend and current Glorior Belli drummer has been recently diagnosed with a serious condition, forcing him to quit drumming for a long while, if not forever... Our thoughts go to him and his family, get better soon brother.

"Glorior Belli are looking for a new session live Drummer, preferably established in France or Denmark but not necessarily if you're willing to invest time and efforts in traveling. There is no further implication in the band's activities besides stage performance. Requirements:

- You are over 21 years old, preferably in your late 20's.
- You show confidence on stage.
- You understand the concept of mixing black metal and stoner rock, on both musical and spiritual levels.
- You own your full gear, you know how to take care of it.
- Driving license appreciated.
- You are able to rehearse on distance if necessary
- Speaking decent English.

"Send pictures, link to videos of you playing and a few words about yourself and your past/present experiences in music to gloriorbelli@hotmail.com Be realistic, don't waste anybody's time here." More...

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Derogatory Posts Album Cut

Los Angeles USDM Act Derogatory will release its debut album "Above All Else" on December 6th on CD, LP and digital formats through FDA Rekotz. Stream album cut "Into the Depth of Time" below in the soundcloud player.

Derogatory was formed in late 2010. Founding guitarists Christian Ordonez and Joe Viwatkurkul wrote all the early material with Chris later taking the position of changing the music style and riff writing even further with later material.

Derogatory has seen three drummers come and go before current skin-basher Coyoton stepped in. Bassist Daniel Alonzo rounds out the lineup. In 2011, the band recorded a demo, which spread like wildfire around their native Los Angeles. Derogatory specialized in heavy music played with fury, speed and technicality. More...

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Weed Is Weed Signs To Ripple Music

Top-tier stoner/doom metal band Weed Is Weed has signed a world-wide deal with Ripple Music for the release of their full-length album, "Blunt Force Trauma." Check out some of the track previews for this upcoming album in the form of four songs on the band's reverbnation page. Also watch for some pre-release touring to be announced soon, along with a gig at the Stoner Hands of Doom fest on November 8th in Richmond, VA, at Strange Matter.

Years of seismic rumbling have led way to the tectonic formation that is Weed Is Weed. Two legendary masters of Maryland Doom, Dave "Sherm" Sherman and Gary Isom, come with a stoner/doom metal pedigree second to none. Sherm and Gary have been the creative catalysts in such genre defining bands as Pentagram, Earthride, and Spirit Caravan, and now they're set to launch their newest, blazing heavy rock venture.

Dave is more than ably backed by the rip and tear of the triple guitar attack courtesy of Gary on slide and lead guitar teamed up with Jason Fisher and Rob Portillo's riffing and rolling. Match that with the full on rhythmic assault of Darren Waters on bass, and the single monikered Cougin on drums. More...

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Hammer Fight Posts Official Video

New Jersey thrash 'n' rollers Hammer Fight have teamed with MetalInjection.net for the exclusive premiere of the music video for "I Didn't Feel Like Drinking (Until I Started Drinking)." Directed by DC in the City, the song comes off the band's forthcoming debut full-length album, "Chug of War." Check out the video at this location, and below.

"Chug of War," which follows the band's 2011 untitled EP, was recorded by Bobby Torres at The Machine Shop in Belleville, NJ. Artwork for the album came from a collaboration between Hammer Fight bassist/vocalist Drew Murphy and Buz Hasson, tattoo artist and co-creator of the comic book The Living Corpse. "Chug of War" is set for release on November 12th via Horror Gore Pain Death Productions.

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Harm Streaming Debut Album

If Halloween didn't deliver enough horror and gore, Berlin's resident bastard of death metal, Harm, has more than enough with the release of their full-length debut, "Cadaver Christi." Out now on FDA Rekotz, "Cadaver Christi" provides an overdose of filthy, old-school death metal. Sink your teeth into this festering carcass with the exclusive full album stream running now at Apoch's Metal Review. To listen, visit this location or check it out below in the player.

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Soul Remnants Streaming Entire Album

Massachusetts black/death beasts Soul Remnants have officially released their new album, "Black And Blood," via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. New Noise Magazine got in on the action with their exclusive stream of "Black And Blood" in its entirety. Check out the rage at this location. The release comes housed in a high quality six-panel digipak complete with full lyrics.

Hailing from the outskirts of Boston, Mass., Soul Remnants is a death metal quintet making a name for itself in the underground scene. The group began to form in 2003 with Thomas Preziosi on guitar (Year of Our Lord, Armory) and Mitch Fletcher on vocals. They aimed to combine the raw intensity of American death metal with Scandinavian black metal.

After a number of demos, the debut album "Plague of the Universe" was self-released on December 11th, 2009. Following the release of the debut album, Ryan Murphy joined on bass (Forced Asphyxiation, Deconformity) Chad Fisher on second guitar (Armory) and Colin Conway on drums (Frozen, Cannae, All that Remains, Death Ray Vision). More...

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