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Metal News for November 4, 2014

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37 news articles posted on this day.

From Earth Posts "The Fallen Ones" Video

WormHoleDeath Records has issued the following announcement about From Earth releasing a new album:

"From Earth is a brutal music collective from the Netherlands formed in 2012, defining darkness, melancholy and extreme heaviness in its own way.

"From Earth just released debut album 'Dark Waves,' produced at Tomsterproject Studios by producer / guitarist Tommie Bonajo, on October 21st. Be prepared for eleven tracks of tight rhythms, crushing guitars, shattering bass and aggressive vocals from guttural to grinding melody and beyond!" More...

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Zephyra Posts New Lyric Video

Zephyra just released an official lyric video for "Atychiphobia," the 8th track from "Mental Absolution." Check it out below. The full track listing for "Mental Absolution" is as follows:

1. Imprisoned Queen
2. Forced Family
3. Not Without My Scars
4. Lies and Deceit
5. Emotional Surgery
6. Kiss the Abyss
7. Schizophrenic Sanity
8. Atychiphobia
9. Mandatory Meltdown
10. Release My Anger
11. In My Veins
12. Undone

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Muck Signs With Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records is pleased to announce the signing of Iceland’s dissonant punk / indie-noise quartet, Muck. The label comments:

"Muck is a fresh and urgent export from the vibrant Icelandic creative underground. Formed back in Reykjavík in 2007 as young scholars of all things raw and heavy, the band has organically crafted a riotous sound from hardcore roots and throughout several EPs and the ‘Slaves’ LP back in 2012.

"Muck have learnt their art through frenetic live performances, equally happy at no-holes-barred DIY punk shows and experimental performance art events. They’ve toured the European underground clubs with Denmark’s Hexis and Whorls, broadened their horizons across the US with performances alongside Ceremony, Castevet, and Citizen’s Arrest and found themselves invited to perform at New York’s art residency, Clocktower in Lower Manhattan. Closer to home, they’ve also commanded a premium slot at the prestigious Eistnaflug Festival and been a serious highlight at the Icelandic Airwaves events over the past few years.

"Returning to the studio with Icelandic producer, Fridrik Helgason, they recorded their brand new album 'Your Joyous Future' and Alan Douches (Converge, Baroness, The Dismemberment Plan) completed the mastering. Upon hearing the new opus, Prosthetic Records were keen to sign the band and the pact was signed. Venomous, forward-thinking and discordant, 'Your Joyous Future' will be released by Prosthetic in February 2015." More...

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Blothar Comments On Gwar Eternal Tour 2014

When Dave Brockie died earlier this year, many fans of Gwar (bohabs as the group calls them_ wondered if the band would continue. Gwar is a large collection of artists and musicians, but Brockie played Oderus Urungus, the voice of the galactic space outfit.

Gwar is a joke that just can’t be stopped and the circus continued at the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q. There the band welcomed new members Blothar and Vulvatron. Blothar is a fat, filthy space Viking who enjoys ice fishing and ritualistic murder. Vulvatron is genetically engineered Scumdog assassin from the future. She has her own line of signature drag-racing motor oils, Vulvoline.

The Scumdogs are currently on the road as part of the “Gwar Eternal Tour 2014.” When the group showed up at the Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas, I found Mike Bishop, aka Blothar in the press area enjoying Rudy’s BBQ. It didn't take long for him to get into his beserker character. In the following interview, the cordial Bishop, formerly Beefcake The Mighty, provides insight into the band's newest vocalist without accepting a single yam for his time. More...

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White Arms Of Athena Streaming New Song

Texas quintet White Arms Of Athena today unveils a second track from the band's upcoming self-titled sophomore effort, which showcases a sampling of experimental and psychedelic infusions. Check out "On The Edge" below.

Scheduled for release on December 2nd, the album was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Every Time I Die) alongside co-producer/engineer Travis Kammeyer (Storm of Light) and mastered by Alan Douches (Baroness, The Dillinger Escape Plan). The track listing is as follows:

1. Truth, The Greatest Lie Ever Told (2:29)
2. Heavy Sleep (5:03)
3. On The Edge (4:40)
4. Time Is Nothing (Or Maybe Just One Thing) (1:47)
5. This Transition (11:00)
6. Manifest; Withdrawal (4:01)
7. Participating In and Awakening To The Cycle (3:28)
8. The “I” (6:29) More...

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Opus Of A Machine To Release New Album

Upon its inception in 2013, Opus of a Machine has been stripping away the macho pretenses of modern metal. The band's debut, "Simulacra," is fast, energetic, expressive, and emotive.

Due out November 16th, you can check out two tracks below, and pre-orders are available at this location. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Taking with them the raw conviction of bands separate from the zeitgeist of progressive rock, Opus of a Machine bends the traditional, stares down the barrel of experimentation and explores sonic landscapes too fearful for most.

"Formed in 2012, Opus of a Machine began as a labour of love for guitarist Zac Greensill and vocalist/guitarist Mitchell Legg, who over a large period of growth, laid the foundations for their debut LP. With bassist Dale Prinsse and drummer Trevor Gee joining in mid 2013, the energy and passion that lifts their recorded work made it's way to the live arena. Following a string of successful, high-intensity live shows with the likes of Caligula’s Horse, Jericco, Guards of May, Mass Sky Raid, The Orchard and other outstanding bands throughout 2014 in anticipation of their debut album, Opus of a Machine is forging a path onto the Australian and international stage.

"With influences such as Opeth, Tool, Radiohead, Devin Townsend, Karnivool, Metallica, Dead Letter Circus, TesseracT, Thirty Seconds to Mars, A Perfect Circle, 12 Foot Ninja, Oceansize, Rage Against the Machine, Voyager, Alter Bridge, Katatonia, and many others, Opus of a Machine is a limitless exploration of the vigour and intensity of metal fused with the subtleties of experimental rock." More...

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Foul Body Autopsy Releases New Video

In an ode to industrial farming and the animal cruelty that goes alongside it, one man army Foul Body Autopsy has released an explicit new music video for the title track from forthcoming EP "So Close To Complete Dehumanization."

"The video was shot in the attic where I work," laughs founder Tom Reynolds as he explains how his employer lets him make death metal videos. "The video follows the concept of the EP which is to shine a light on the routine cruelty that goes on in industrial farming. The song itself is about how people can turn a blind eye to the suffering that goes on in industrial farming and how it is destroying the environment, people's health, the animals and finally the mental health of the workers in the factory farms."

"So Close To Complete Dehumanization" is out today - November 4th - via Grindscene Records and the track listing is:

1. So Close To Complete Dehumanization
2. Born In To A Manmade Hell More...

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Silent Planet Releasing New Album

Silent Planet will release "The Night God Slept" via Solid State Records on November 10th. Garrett Russell, vocalist of the Los Angeles based sextet, comments:

"There is a constant discussion between those who study theosophy (the philosophy dealing with the nature of divinity) about if there is a God, how can God allow so much evil to happen? Writers throughout time have suggested, in poetic terms, that the state of universal chaos and moral entropy leaves us only to assume that God may have simply 'fallen asleep.'"

Lyrically, Russell (a self-professed history nerd who holds a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology) acts like a theosophist who seeks to understand the bonds that unite humanity and the divine. On "The Night God Slept" and the previously released "Lastsleep (1944-1946)" EP the main lyrical thrust is songs told through the eyes of women protagonists throughout history.

Spanning from the dawn of time (“First Mother Lillith") to the bombing of Hiroshima Japan (“Darkstrand Hibakusha") to the modern day crisis of Sex trafficking in America (“XX City Grave"), the validity of these tales are reinforced by Russell’s choice to add source footnotes that further the literary experience of the album by citing historical and literary references.

Speaking on this direction Russell says, “We see a lot of cultural misogyny in music, certainly in heavy music. Women in heavy music are caught in a binary - they are either written as a ‘good’ moral, ideal woman or a ‘bad’ sinful, tempting woman - but almost never written from their own perspective. What links all of the women in our songs is that they ultimately have to make difficult decisions under the systemic oppression of their coercive ruling forces. Forces which include government, authority figures and the society they live in.” More...

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Ihsahn Working On New Album

After Emperor reunited for a run of 20th anniversary shows, Ihsahn is back working on new solo material and will apparently no longer be using the members of Leprous as his backing band. Ihsahn had this to say:

"Back on track with new music and new live shows!

"First of all, the 'In the Nightside Eclipse' 20th anniversary shows with Emperor have been a big priority for me in 2014 and I would like to thank everyone on stage, behind the stage and in front of the stage for making this celebration such a great experience!

"Also, a special thanks to Ibanez Guitars, Blackstar Amplification, Rotosound Music Strings and Norsk Musikk Distribusjon for all the continued support on the road!

"Now, this has not kept me entirely busy for the whole year, so since January I’ve also been writing material for the next Ihsahn album, partly interrupted by rehearsals, shows and a total rebuild of our studio.

"On the live front, several shows are all ready announced for 2015, and I’m excited to tell you that I’ll be back on stage with a new, handpicked line-up that I am confident will take my songs to a new dimension.

"On that note, I’d like to thank Leprous for a fantastic collaboration over many years!! They have been invaluable in getting my songs to the stage and we’ve had some great trips around the world. Maybe now we’ll actually get to watch each other’s shows

"That’s it from an autumn-dressed Telemark……Now, to the batcave!"

The forthcoming solo album from Ihsahn will follow last year's "Das Seelenbrechen" (reviewed here), an experimental release that saw the musician going in a very different direction from previous albums. More...

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Psychostick Releases Lyric Video

In celebration of the release today of new album "IV: Revenge of the Vengeance," Psychostick just dropped a lyric video for "President Rhino," which is available below.

Be sure to also read our recent interview with the band about the new album over here.

The new full-length's track listing is as follows:

1. Revenge of The Vengeance (0:42)
2. Obey the Beard (3:53)
3. President Rhino (2:12)
4. H-Flat (0:20)
5. So. Heavy. (4:48)
6. Dogs Like Socks (1:09)
7. Super Legit OFFICIAL Teaser #2 Explode (0:31)
8. Quack Kills (3:29)
9. Blue Screen (4:37)
10. NSFW (3:13)
11. Danger Zone (3:50)
12. New To The Neighborhood (0:53)
13. Loathe Thy Neighbor (4:57)
14. AWESOME! (3:32)
15. Choking Hazard (3:14)
16. Fight to the Death (3:18)
17. Bruce Campbell (2:40)
18. Trick or Treat (0:40)
19. Dimensional Time Portal (3:21)
20. The Power of Metal Compels You (2:04)
21. Outtakes IV: The Outtakening (3:47) More...

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Destroyer Of Light Issues Road Report

Destroyer of Light is more than midway through the "Howlin' Across America" 2014 tour in support of the "Bizarre Tales Vol. 2" album.

The Austin doom metal group has played shows throughout much of the United States including the South, Southwest, Midwest, and Northeast. The band shared three dates with Seattle's Serial Hawk and played Southwest Terror Fest in Arizona. Guitarist/vocalist Steve Colca today checks in from the tour with this road report:

"Hey, it's Steve Colca here from Destroyer of Light, just checking in from the road. We are on Day 24 of the Howlin' Across America tour. As of right now, I am sitting at The Acoustic Coffeehouse here in Johnson City, TN before we head to The Hideaway to shred another night away. So far, this has been a hell of a trip and met some fantastic people along the away.

"Southwest Terror Fest was great, as we got to see some of our favorite bands play like Goatsnake, Neurosis, Sunn O))), Author & Punisher, and more! On our night, we got to share the stage with Spiritual Shepard, Take Over & Destroy, and The Atlas Moth. The camaraderie from the whole fest to the bands to the staff to the fans was fantastic. Super killer night. More...

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Car Bomb To Support Meshuggah On Tour

Long Island's explosive technical metal quartet Car Bomb has been declared as direct support for the mighty Meshuggah on the upcoming "25 Years Of Musical Deviance" tour in Europe this December.

The six-city run, from December 12th through 21st, will see the bands inundating venues in Switzerland, Italy, Holland, France, England and Germany. Additional support will come from Semantik Punk.

12/15/2014 Les Docks - Lausanneles, CH
12/16/2014 Live Club - Milan, IT
12/18/2014 Melkweg Max - Amsterdam, NL
12/19/2014 Cabaret Sauvage - Paris, FR
12/20/2014 Roundhouse - London, UK
12/21/2014 FZW - Dortmund, DE More...

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Scott Ian Posts Third Clip From DVD Release

Today, Billboard.com is hosting the third clip cut from heavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian’s upcoming live comedy DVD, "Swearing Words in Glasgow."

The clip features Scott telling the story about the first time he met one of his heroes, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. Watch the clip below.

"Swearing Words in Glasgow," Scott’s upcoming “Speaking Words” full performance DVD, hits stores via Megaforce Records on November 13th, 2014. Filmed during the first leg of his tour in Scotland, "Swearing Words in Glasgow" is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide.

To pre-order the DVD or for more information, visit the PledgeMusic campaign page here. More...

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Usnea Streaming Entire Album Online

The sophomore full-length release from Portland, Oregon's Usnea, titled "Random Cosmic Violence," is now playing in its entirety a week ahead of its worldwide street date (November 10th) through Relapse Records. Listen in below, thanks to Stereogum.com. Relapse Records also comments:

"Not only an album which more than satisfies the urge diehard cult fans of the band since previous outings, 'Random Cosmic Violence' packs a monumentally damaging and contagious dose of some of 2014's finest metal of the slow-motion doom/death/sludge-influenced variety sucking endless new fans into its fathomless expanses." More...

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Just For Fun

Demoraliser Drummer Posts Final Fantasy Cover

Drummer Mat Ombler from U.K. metal band Demoraliser runs a Facebook page titled Video Game Drum Covers and today he's released a cover of the epic Final Fantasy X battle theme. Get your nostalgia on through the clip below.

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Toothgrinder Posts New Video Clip

Today, November 4th, is a big day for the New Jersey noisemakers in Toothgrinder. The band, freshly signed to Spinefarm Records, premieres a brand new video for "The Hour Angle" and releases label debut "Schizophrenic Jubilee." Check out "The Hour Angle" below, courtesy of Metal Sucks.

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High Hopes Releases New Music Video

High Hopes just dropped a new official music video for "Revelation," which was shot, edited, and directed by Andy Moodie. Check it out below.

The "Revelation" single is also out now via This Is Core Records and marks the start of a new cycle for the band following the "Self Revival" album released in November 2013.

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Varathron Streaming New Track

The Greek black metal masters from Varathron have premiered a new track today titled "Kabalistic Invocation of Salomon," taken from the forthcoming full-length album "Untrodden Corridors of Hades."

The album is set to be released on the 21st of November in Europe and on the 9th of December in the rest of the world via Agonia Records. Check out the new song below, thanks to No Clean Singing. The track list for the album is:

1. Kabalistic Invocation of Solomon
2. Realm of Obscure
3. Arcane Conjuring
4. Leprocious Lord
5. The Bright Trapezium
6. Death Chant
7. Delve Into the Past More...

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Odyssey Releases New EP Today

The Spokane all-instrumental metal trio Odyssey today sees the release of new EP "The Turning Tide" through Monolithic Records.

In celebration of the release, all four tracks are now available for streaming in the player below. You can also buy a physical or digital edition of the release at this location.

Odyssey is now going into hibernation mode for the Winter, taking a break from live shows and writing new material for a forthcoming release. Stay tuned for more details!

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Annihilation Releases New EP

Portuguese death metal powerhouse Annihilation today unleashes new EP, "The Undivided," containing six tracks of punishing death metal.

To celebrate the release, the band has made the EP available as a "pay what you want" download at Bandcamp here. You can also stream the release below.

Band founder Fabio Da Silva had the following to say about the album release: "As promised we decided to release our new EP for FREE. For those who would like to support us you can pay what you want for the EP. Keep in mind that we are an unsigned band and in order for us to be able to continue doing what we love, your help is appreciated. Pay for it, download it for free, but must important share it!" More...

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Concrete Swine To Record New Album

Finnish rock / metal band Concrete Swine will enter the studio in February of 2015 to record new material for an upcoming release.

The band's previous EP "Brezhnev's Cocktail" was released in 2013 and can be heard in full at this location.

That previous release was recorded by Jani Loikas at Cursed studio in Hyvinkää, Finland and mixed by Paul Bento (Type O Negative, Carnivore) at Beak Owl Sound Studio in New York. Mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Adrenaline Mob, Queensryche) in Los Angeles. Harmonica on the EP was played by one of Finland's top blues musicians Ismo Haavisto while hammond was played by Tomi Korpela from Vinum Sabbatum.

Concrete Swine's debut EP "Ural Express" was released 2012 and California based label Dipsomaniac Records re-released both EPs digitally earlier this year.

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Napalm Death Announces Tour With Voivod

Napalm Death and Voivod will join forces at the end of January for a North American Tour aptly titled "Through Space And Grind."

Napalm Death is set to release "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" on January 27 right after returning from the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise and the night the Through Space And Grind tour starts. The band comments:

"As a celebration of both the unconventional and more straight-out methods of musical attack, I think this tour line-up really hits home. To think that 30 years ago I was marveling at the savage eccentricities of 'War and Pain' and now I'm sharing stage / living space with Snake, Away and co...surreal, almost. From Napalm's perspective, we'll bring the overdrive to the spaciness - it's all going to rage whichever way you slice it."

Voivod released latest album "Target Earth" in 2013 and took a brief hiatus, now back with a new bass player and healthy vocal chords. Voivod had this to say:

"I am psyched to tour North America with Napalm Death, for which i always had a huge respect. We crossed path over the years and finally we'll get to unite Voivod's spacy Thrash Metal with Napalm's Grindcore. A perfect combination!!" More...

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Ewigheim Releases New Music Video "Heimweg"

German gothic metal act Ewigheim, featuring The Vision Bleak's Allen B. Konstanz and Empyrium's Markus Stock, released a new music video for the track "Heimweg." The song is from the band's latest effort "Nachruf," which was issued in December of 2013 via Massacre Records.

Check out the video here:

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The Storyteller Reveals Details Of Sixth Album

Swedish power metal act The Storyteller revealed details on the band's upcoming sixth full length studio release "Sacred Fire." The album - a tribute to the great warriors and battlefields in history - will drop on November 28th via Dark Legacy Music. The band posted a live version of the new track "Coming Home," which was broadcast on Swedish radio in September and can be heard in the player below.

From the band: "The title track is a tribute to Hephaestus - blacksmith of the Gods who created the lightning bolts to the mighty Zeus and made sure that all the other Gods also had their magic weapons in top condition. The whole album itself is a tribute to all the great warriors and battlefields where warriors met man to man, sword against sword and shield against shield. The Gods intervened in the fighting is no surprise and this is also mentioned in some of the lyrics."

The track listing for "Sacred Fire" is:

1. As I Die
2. One Last Stand
3. Sacred Fire
4. Ferryman
5. Serpent Eyes
6. Sons Of The North
7. In Search For Treasures, Stones And Gold.
8. Coming Home
9. The Army Of Southerfell
10. Curse Of The Seven Seas
11. Let Your Spirit Fly
12. God Of War More...

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Cruizzen Announces Sophomore Album "Free Ride"

German hard rock/traditional metal act Cruizzen announced the impending release of the sophomore album "Free Ride." The album is set for release via Pure Rock Records (a division of Pure Steel Records) on December 5th. The release is the first since the 2006 debut "Hellrocker."

The album is described as: "[c]atchy riffs, raw whiskey-drinker vocals similar to those from Brian Johnson, a driving rhythm section, gives CRUIZZEN some AC/DC touch. The title track however with some slide guitar is a quote to the legendary Rose Tattoo. But the organic and powerful sound is offering some small metal influences too, the six-strings show some Iron Maiden touch here and there."

The track listing for "Free Ride" is:

1. Soundmaker
2. Rock And Roll Generator
3. Crazy Dayzz
4. Straight Down Dirt
5. Heaven Can Wait
6. Touch of Evil
7. Free Ride
8. Trouble
9. It's Over
10. Lipstick On My Pillow
11. Sparkplugs Blowing
12. Love Is A Sweet Torment
13. Time More...

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Breaking News

SOiL's Ryan McCombs Hospitalised After Stroke

On Monday, November 3rd, Ryan McCombs (40) was hospitalised after waking up having noticed feeling uncomfortable and unable to use his right hand correctly.

His partner, Izzi, took McCombs to hospital and doctors have found him to have had a stroke during his sleep Sunday night.

McCombs has since written on his Facebook fanpage, at around 1:30pm (GMT), that he is recovering well, and that they caught his condition at a time that hasn't done too much damage. McCombs' post reads as follows:

"Yes'em, I have been hospitalized after having a stroke in my sleep Sunday night. Thanks to Izzi making me go to the hospital Monday morning we caught it before my stupid brain made to much of a mess of me.. I'm already doing better but I'm warned it'll be a bit of a road.. The Angry Hobbit is a stubborn prick and I believe sh*t will right itself in no time.. I mean hell, my stupid dumb right hand only made me take 15 minutes to write this...lol seriously. That's whooping the horses booty from just last night.. In great hands here and Izzi is keeping a protective eye.. Please give me time on the messages that have been sent on this. Thanks for the well wishes.. Bright sky's fu*kers.. "

Update 5:13pm GMT: McCombs has just announced that test results have come back stating it is safe for him to eat and drink again.

Here's wishing a speedy recovery for Ryan McCombs, stayed tuned for more.

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Derdian Releases "Write Your Epitaph" Music Video

Italian power metal act Derdian, featuring Elegacy vocalist Ivan Giannini, released a new music video for the track "Write Your Epitaph." The song appears on the band's fifth and latest release "Human Reset," which was issued back in July.

The video was directed by Giuliano Zanetti. Check it out here:

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The Gentle Storm Reveals Album Art For "The Diary"

Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) & Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) have joined forces for new band The Gentle Storm, and they have now revealed the cover artwork for the debut album "The Diary," which is due out early next year.

Arjen had this to say:

"I loved the front cover of the last Stream of Passion album, so I tracked down the cover artist, Alexandra V. Bach. I sent her some samples of the The Gentle Storm music, and explained the album concept. She made a moodboard that captured the feel of the story and the music. We then gave her the go-ahead to design the cover. She did an amazing job that exceeded our expectations: Alexandra's cover art represents The Gentle Storm perfectly!"

Having originally worked together back in 1998 on Ayreon's album 'Into The Electric Castle', and reconvening again for the seventh Ayreon album '01011001', The Gentle Storm sees the duo collaborate for a full double-album that will see the light of day next year. Anneke will also take the music on the road in 2015, backed by a band of Dutch musicians; however Arjen himself will not take part.

Check out the cover artwork here: More...

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Seven Kingdoms Releases Final Part Of Tour Diary

U.S. power metal act Seven Kingdoms released sixth and final episode in the diary/behind the scenes footage from the band's recent trek with Manticora in Europe dubbed "Reclaiming the Land" tour. The footage was recorded in May.

Seven Kingdoms is set to headline the upcoming Metal Underground.com sponsored DeLand Rock & Metal Festival this week (November 7-9, 2014) in the band's hometown of DeLand, Florida. For information on tickets, head on over to this location.

Check out part six here:

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Allen/Lande Posts "Bittersweet" Lyric Video

Allen/Lande, the collaboration of Symphony X frontman Russell Allen and ex-MasterPlan vocalist Jorn Lande with ex-Stratovarius guitarist/composer Timo Tolkki, released a new lyric video for the track "Bittersweet." The song appears on the latest album "The Great Divide," which was issued on October 21st in North America via Frontier's Records.

Check out "Bittersweet" here:

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Diablo Blvd Releases "Son Of Cain" Music Video

Brussels heavy rock/metal act Diablo Blvd released a music video for the new track "Son of Cain." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Follow The Deadlights," which is set to drop on January 23, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Beyond The Veil
2. Rise Like Lions
3. Get Up 9
4. Follow The Deadlights
5. Son Of Cain
6. Come With Me (Battle Call)
7. Fear Is For The Enemy
8. Peace Won By War
9. End Of Time
10. Inhuman
11. Saint Of Killers

The video was directed by Jelle Boucher for Unleashedvisuals. Check it out here: More...

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Saxon posts new video "Sacrifice" (Live At Wacken)

NWOBHM legends Saxon post a new video for the song "Sacrifice" from the soon to be released "Warriors Of The Road: The Saxon Chronicles Part II!"-Triple Disc Set which is scheduled to drop November 7 via Home of Legends Label UDR Music.

You can now watch the clip "Sacrifice" (Live At Wacken) below.

Saxon - Sacrifice (live at Wacken) on MUZU.TV.

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Desert Storm Posts New Song

The Oxford based stoner metal band Desert Storm today premieres new song "Queen Reefer." The song is taken from the group's 3rd album "Omniscient," which is the follow-up to last year’s "Horizontal Life."

"Omniscient" was engineered by Jamie Dodd, who also did the last 2 Orange Goblin albums "A Eulogy For The Damned" & "Back From The Abyss."

Stream "Queen Reefer" using the SoundCloud widget below.

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Psycroptic Releases New Single

Dynamic Australian technical metal band Psycroptic just unveiled a new single, titled “Echoes To Come,” which can be heard below.

"Echoes To Come" will appear on the group’s self-titled Prosthetic debut, due out in the Spring.

A portion of proceeds from sales of the single will be donated to Devil Ark, an organization fighting to save Tasmanian Devils from extinction, making Psycroptic perhaps the only metal band in the world that has actually given money to the devil.

Catch the band live:

11/22 Hobart, AU – Brisbane Hotel
12/12 Adelaide, AU – Fowlers Live # (& Revocation)
12/13 Melbourne, AU – HiFi Bar #
12/14 Melbourne, AU – Ringwood OLP #
12/17 Perth, AU – YMCA HQ #
12/18 Perth, AU – Capitol #
12/19 Sydney, AU – Manning Bar #
12/20 Brisbane, AU – Crowbar #
12/21 Brisbane, AU – Crowbar #
# with Thy Art is Murder

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Sisters Of... Premieres New Single

Missouri's genre-defying outfit Sisters Of... will be releasing a new album in early 2015 titled "The Serpent, The Angel and The Adversary."

Today the band has teamed up with us to premiere an advance track off the album. Check out the metallic blending of heavy and atmospheric in "Annabelle" below, and stay tuned for more details on the forthcoming album release.

Multi-instrumentalist Aaron Coker (ex-Appleseed Cast, Reggie & The Full Effect) reinvents the traditional interpretation of a band, hand-picking a rotating cast of fellow colleagues to collaborate on Sisters of… material. The result is layers of post-rock, metal, and experimental elements building evocative soundscapes that expand beyond the conventional themes of life and death.

The forthcoming contains eight epic tracks that build and expand upon the sound that was introduced in the band's 2013 debut "Follow Me As A Ghost." The upcoming full-length will see Chris Clark joining on to write/record with Aaron Coker on guitars, as well as long time friend Josh Newton (ex Every Time I Die, Shiner, Unsane) on guitars/bass.

Sisters of... mastermind Aaron Coker also comments: "With our new record we really wanted to take more chances in expanding our sound from where we started with our EP. To go even further with our aggressive side, and to explore any ideas we had with melody and beauty. With us having such diverse tastes in what we listen to and write, we came away blown away with what we could come up with if we just gave every idea an honest chance." More...

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SSS Streaming Full New Album

Liverpool-based crossover act SSS (Short Sharp Shock) will release Prosthetic debut "Limp.Gasp.Collapse" on November 10th.

The effort, that Decibel Magazine calls “angrily bludgeoning,” consists of 14 jarring tracks which can now be streamed in advance of its release. Listen in below, courtesy of AllMusic.com. Catch SSS at one of these upcoming dates throughout the UK:

11/11 Manchester, UK – The Roadhouse (with Entombed)
11/14 Sheffield, UK – Lughole
11/15 Liverpool, UK – Maguire’s Pizza Bar
11/16 Brighton, UK – The Hope
11/17 Antwerp, BE – Music City
11/18 TBA
11/19 Lyon, FR - Warmaudio
11/20 Poitiers,FR - Le Zinc
11/21 Paris, FR – Klub
11/22 Lille, FR – La Rumeur
11/23 London, UK – Camden Underworld (with Slapshot) More...

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Marche Funèbre Releases Music Video

Marche Funèbre has released a new video clip for "Crown of Hope," the closing song of the band's latest album "Roots of Grief." Check it out below, and you can also catch the group performing live on these dates:

14/11 Leipzig (DE)
15/11 Prague (CZ)
16/11 Pilsen (CZ)
21/11 Buenavente (PT)
22/11 Porto (PT)
12/03 London (UK)
13/03 Oberhausen (DE)
14/03 Nrussels (BE)
15/03 Rotterdam (NL) More...

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