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Metal News for November 6, 2012

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Pit Stories: Don't Mosh In Leather

If you're tired of all the election coverage and need something amusing to break up the non-stop political material, we've got a new Pit Story this week, courtesy of J.R. from New York act Slam One Down. He had this story to share of a Hellyeah pit having unexpected consequences for the band:

One night Roach and I went to promote our new demo CD at a Hellyeah concert. Roach left me with the CDs to go and mosh. Funny thing was that it was winter and Roach still had his leather jacket on while he was moshing. He looked like such an idiot with that leather jacket on. Plus you all know how sweaty it gets inside a mosh pit, and he had that leather jacket soaked in sweat.

A few days later we took a roadtrip to another gig that we were playing and there was this awful smell in the car on the way up. Yep it was the jacket! It smelled so bad and I think he threw it out that night.

Slam One Down is out now with new album "Who Really Wants To Live Forever," and you can check out tracks from the release at the band's official website or Facebook profile. Be sure to check back in again next Tuesday as we share more mosh pit stories from metal bands.

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Hellbastard Announces "Sons Of Bitches" EP

Legendary U.K. thrash/crust/metal warriors Hellbastard are set to unearth five new tracks of sonic antagonism in the form of the "Sons Of Bitches" EP.

Set for release on vinyl via PATAC Records, "Sons Of Bitches" includes a re-recorded version of 1988’s “We Had Evidence” from the band’s "Heading For Internal Darkness" full-length. The following press release was issued about the EP:

"Sons Of Bitches is dedicated to all those who are currently outraged by the sheer patheticness humanity throws around on a daily basis. A 'Mad Max' future scenario is imminent – many heads will roll. Join Hellbastard in their deathdance on all organized forms of oppression and slavery.

"The Sons Of Bitches vinyl will be limited to 1000 copies. Pre-orders for limited white wax test pressings, woven patches and exclusive T-shirt designs are currently available. Order yours at this location before it’s too late! Pre-orders end November 15, 2012!"

The "Sons of Bitches" track listing is:

1. Arcadia
2. Sons Of Bitches
3. System Whore
4. We Had Evidence
5. Throw The Petrol Bomb More...

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The Oath Recruits New Bassist

French act The Oath has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:

"The Oath is proud to announce our new member, bass player Alexandre Bouteiller. He is an extremely talented musician and we are very excited to be playing along side him! Welcome mate!"

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Xenosis Streaming "Haunted Skies" Album

Xenosis has posted the "Haunted Skies" album online for streaming, which can be heard below. The band also commented:

"Attention Xenophiliacs: The day has come. Our debut full-length album, 'Haunted Skies,' is available for download! Show your love for your tech-death overlords by heading on over to our Bandcamp page or our Music tab to snag a copy for the low, low price of $5. Do it! Do it now!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. To The Cliffs 06:25
2. As The Atom Splits 05:13
3. The Contactee 04:23
4. Through The Eyes Of Devils 06:06
5. Cumulus 01:37
6. The Willows Of The Brook Surround Us 03:41
7. Graves 04:03
8. Anthropophagy 02:57
9. Waking The Somnambulist 03:36
10. One Million Open Mouths 09:55 More...

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Aeurtum Issues EP Update

Aeurtum has checked in with the following update about working on an upcoming new EP:

"Well, the name of the next EP has been settled. 'The Depths of Which These Roots do Bind' is well underway, with 4 of the 6 songs coming along at a relatively good pace. The track listing as it currently stands is:

Antithesis
A Cold Autumn Sun
Burrow
Shade Of A Behemoth
The Depth Of Which These Roots Do Bind
Frozen Into The Grain

"Artwork concepts are being drawn up and toyed with and everything is going down a much darker road, spiraling ever downward into an ebony and crimson leaved spiral of self pity, moaning and disgust in the most grandest of ways I can muster.

"This EP is heralding a much more doom/american black metal vibe than previously, which 'The Fall' merely hinted at with the two stand out tracks 'Dissolved...' and 'Uttered,' so in the hope of not sounding too cliché, 'expect the unexpected' and 'Keep watching the skies folks'... or something like that..." More...

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Troubled Horse Streaming "Another Man's Name"

In preparation for the release of the band's new album on November 19th, Sweden's Troubled Horse has unveiled another new song from "Step Inside." Decibel Magazine has partnered up with Metal Blade/Rise Above for the exclusive stream of "Another Man's Name." Check out the song right here.

Step Inside, as described by Terrorizer Magazine, "comprises elements of '60's soul and '70's rock, culminating in some seriously catchy songs." The previously posted first single from the album, "One Step Closer to My Grave," can be heard now at this location. Metal Blade Records also commented:

"Troubled Horse is a hotly-tipped heavy garage rock band from Orebro, Sweden. A town that brought us a second wave of vitally cool hard rock bands such as Witchcraft and Graveyard. Coincidentally, Troubled Horse features three members of the original Witchraft line-up, one of which (bassist Ola Henriksson) is still a current member. Lead guitarist John Hoyles parted ways from Witchcraft a few years ago to concentrate on his other band, Spiders and these frantic rockers, of course. More...

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Suicide Silence Sets Up Donation Fund

Suicide Silence's vocalist Mitch Lucker died last week after an alcohol-related motorcycle crash. Mitch is survived by his wife and daughter, and the band has now announced a fund is being set up for his daughter's education. Suicide Silence comments:

"An official site has now been set up with all donations put toward Kenadee Lucker's Education Fund. Anyone who donates $20 or more will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Anyone who donates $5 or more will have their name added to a tribute page coming soon on SuicideSilence.net.

"Please spread this link around so that fans wanting to contribute can do so officially and not lose money to unauthorized bootleggers who may be selling shirts for their own profit."

Fans can donate to the fund at Facebook or through the band's official website. Footage from the candlelight vigil held for Mitch can also be viewed below. More...

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Scelerata Streaming Full New Album

"The Sniper" (reviewed here), the new release from Scelerata, is available today via Nightmare Records.

In conjunction with the album's release, Scelerata has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com for an exclusive full album stream. Check out "The Sniper" over at this location. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The Sniper presents a stunning vocal performance from Fabio Juan, showing a more mature band that delivers a heavier more aggressive sound, beautifully mixing power metal and melodic progressive elements ranging from angst ridden lyrics of corruption to sorrowful love lost. The huge and intricate production makes this album a must hear for any true metal fan.

"The Sniper was produced, mixed and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind with guitarist Renato Osorio. The album also features Andi Deris (Helloween) and Paul Di'Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) as very special guests, who not only sing but helped compose and co-write the songs." More...

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Aosoth Working On New Album

French black metal act Aosoth is currently working on the follow-up to the band's 2011 release "III." The as-yet-untitled album is tentatively slated for a March/April 2013 release and will consist of seven new tracks and 55 minutes of music. Aosoth guitarist BST has issued the following statement:

"We have entered the infamous Bst Studios once again to work on our fourth album and we are confident that this will be our most elaborate, twisted, and sick release so far. Those who did not like the direction we took with the previous record, probably will hate this one even more. We're on the second day of tracking guitars now, and things are going smoothly, so to speak."

More updates on the band will follow shortly. See Aosoth live at the following dates:

10.11.2012 - Metz, France
24.11.2012 - Västerås, Sweden
25.05.2013 - Maryland Death Fest, USA

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Travis Neal Comments On Joining Dirge Within

Chicago act Dirge Within announced the recruitment of new vocalist Travis Neal late last month, and now Travis has posted the following statement online about joining the band:

"Hello to all the Dirge Within fans out there and thank you for the amazingly warm welcome!! It is always a difficult situation when an established band loses they’re front man and brings in a new voice in the attempts to fill the original vocalists shoes. It can either work or not. I have a great feeling that you all will be extremely happy with the new changes in the band!! My respect to Jerms and all of his future endeavors! He is a great front man with a strong voice, I have no doubt that he will continue to move forward in his musical career.

"I am extremely happy to be a part of the DW family, I have known Shaun Glass for a long time and it is very cool to finally be able to collaborate with him in a band together! A couple weeks ago I joined Shaun along with Frankie, Jimmy and Chuck in Chicago for some amazing rehearsal sessions as well as some great times! We all have clicked extremely well and the chemistry shows! Like it was meant to be! Again, I have a great feeling that you all are gonna really dig the material that we are working on… A lot of you know of me from my work in Divine Heresy as well as other projects that I have been involved with. I know a lot of you that know of me know that I tend to keep busy and tend to keep a full plate. I have multiple 'projects' that are out and floating around. I am a musician and truly love to create and play music. I do a lot of studio projects with friends and other musicians out there and that is why you all will see my involvement in several projects and that is exactly what they are... 'projects,' nothing that will be toured to support. Just studio projects. Truth be told, I only have one band that is active (Cyanide Serenity) and now Dirge Within will be the second band that is active. More...

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Overlord Recording Metallica Song For Tribute LP

Canadian cult metallers Overlord will be included in an upcoming Metallica tribute album titled "Puppet Masters - A Millennium Tribute to Metallica - 1983-2013," scheduled to be released on Versailles Records and slated for later this year. The selected song, "King Nothing," was recorded at Vyner Road Studio and engineered, mixed and produced by Elliott Sairan who has worked with Rush, Triumph, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper among others.

Currently Overlord are working on new material and up to see a new release soon to follow up the 2010 release "Back into the Dragon's Lair" put out by Heaven and Hell Records. Overlord also recently released a new song "Living on the Poverty Line," which you can listen to over on the band's reverbnation page.


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Lamb Of God To Broadcast Live Show

Currently on tour in the United States supporting latest album "Resolution," Lamb of God is pleased to partner with AXS TV for a live broadcast of an upcoming Philadelphia show on November 24th from the Electric Factory.

Traveling with a full multimedia production, the band chose Philadelphia, site of the platinum DVD "Killadelphia," knowing that it would be a wild night of metal. The broadcast will run from 10 PM until 11:15 PM EST. For more information on AXS TV and on the Lamb of God broadcast go to this location or follow @AXSTV on Twitter.

Check out Lamb of God'’s announcement about the live concert event below. The "Resolution" U.S. tour continues until December 16th with In Flames and Sylosis on all dates. Hatebreed will appear until November 19th and then Hellyeah will appear through December 16th. Dates are below. More...

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Reign Of Vengeance Streaming New Single

Arizona Death Unit Reign Of Vengeance (ROV) has released the new single "Fuck The Recession: Kill Those That Caused It" today. The song will appear on the upcoming EP "The Final Solution: The Final Rebellion," which is scheduled for a November 20th release on ROV imprint Synister Empire Records. Stream the single below. ROV vocalist Marshall Beck released the following statement about the upcoming EP:

'The Final Solution: The Final Rebellion' is an EP crafted in the standard Reign Of Vengeance new-school, horror-oriented, death metal fashion. As always this upcoming ROV album features musicians of the already proven and established top tier Metal and music industry Elite.

Contrary to ROV's previous release, 'The Final Solution: The Final Rebellion' is a concept EP. While other bands are currently tossing the [The All Seeing Eye] symbol around because it seems like the trendy thing to do, ROV front man Marshall 'Fucking' Beck has grown to know its aims, its religion, and the goals of its sects of the powerful and of the Elite. He has grown to know THE faith in its power, its guidance, and the rewards for those that abide by its will.

With the age of Osiris having ended and the age of Isis coming to a close the New World Age (Order) of Horus shall bring forth a world peace that shall last throughout the remaining aeons of man'kind's' time. The second form of Atlantis shall rise forth and bring with it ONLY the enlightened and illuminated individuals.

With every revolution there is always ascension. Therefore, in order for ITS quest for world peace to be complete there must first be a massive internment and conflagration/decontamination of the flesh from billions, the flesh of the non-believers and ascenders from ITS Faith. ROV's 'The Final Solution: The Final Rebellion' focuses on what will enable this holocaust as well as how it will transpire through the eyes of the rebellious tiers, the common tiers and the upper Elite tiers. But, do not worry common civilians-(vermin), this album is all just a work of fiction.... Sleep well."

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Theologian Streaming New Album Online

Ambient/drone act Theologian has posted the band's new album "The Chasms of My Heart" online, which can be heard below or over at the Crucial Blast bandcamp page. The track listing is:

1. Abandon All Hope 14:37
2. Starvation Is A Legitimate Weapon Of War 04:39
3. My Body Is Made Of Ash...I Live As Ash 11:30
4. We Can't All Be Victims 10:00
5. I Don't Exist 08:34
6. Bed Of Maggots 08:15
7. The Chasms Of My Heart 08:20
8. Every Road Leads To Abandonment 13:02 More...

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Maveth Streaming New Song

Decibel Magazine has posted an exclusive premier of the song "Hymn to Azael" off the debut "Coils of the Black Earth" from Finnish blackened death horde Maveth. To check out "Hymn to Azael" visit this location.

The hellish 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. Check out the tracklisting and cover art for the release below.

The Devourer Within the Gulf
Dragon of the Continuum
Hymn to Azael
Beneath the Sovereignty of Al-Ghul
Hymn to the Black Matron
Stating Erictho
Coils of the Black Earth
To Seed the Succubi
Terminus I - The Burning Offal of Hinnom
Terminus II - Hinnom Everlasting More...

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John Longstreth Signs With Reversed Records

Reversed Records is pleased to announce the signing of Origin drummer John Longstreth (Gorguts, Crator). Longstreth will join forces with manager/producer/engineer Rob Shallcross and the growing list of Reversed Records clients that includes Gene Hoglan, Steve Asheim (Deicide, Order Of Ennead), West of Hell, Meldrum, and Cocaine Moustache. The label comments:

"John Longstreth, is currently considered one of the most proficient drummers in the modern Death Metal musical scene. Longstreth has spent his career performing live and recording with the likes of Origin, Dimmak, Crator, Gorguts, Dying Fetus, The Red Chord, Exhumed, The Jason Morley project and Imperial Foeticide. Displaying incredible technique (such as seemingly unattainable blast beats, astonishing speed, control and endurance) as well as a solid command of versatility behind the drums, John is quickly becoming a highly reputable influence in the world of drumming."

John Longstreth comments on signing with Reversed Records Management: "Well, ladies n' gentlemen, what can I say?! I'm extremely happy here! As you can see this is a pretty interesting announcement and we are all very excited about it. Rob and I have been going back and fourth over the phone and Internet for a couple of months, the discussions keep getting better and better. How could I not feel completely honoured to be part of a family that includes the legendary and influential likes of Steve Asheim and Gene Hoglan?!?

"If you've followed my work in the past then it should make perfect sense as to why I would take on personal management. I've never been a person to sit still and I tend to wander. It always feels like there's one more little thing I can do behind the kit that takes me in a different direction. For me different directions are fun. I feel that they are healthy and essential for personal growth. Lastly to keep everyone up to date, at the moment I am writing for my newest project Crator, Origin hits the studio in 2013, there are also plans to expand my career into global education and session work in the coming years."

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Livin Garden Posts Song Preview

Livin Garden has uploaded an audio preview of the new song “Exile” which will be included on its new album. The release, still untitled, will be launched in 2013. The band commented: " There’s one more preview to be posted in the next few days. These won't be the final versions, since Livin Garden is still in the pre-production process."


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Sworn To Oath Posts Video Update

U.K. band Sworn to Oath has posted footage from the "Band of Brothers" September tour online, along with an update on the band's new album process. Check out the new video update in the YouTube clip below.

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Fall Against Fate Posts "Le Corps" Video

Fall Against Fate has launched a new music video online for the track "Le Corps," which is available in the player below. For more info on Fall Against Fate, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

Fall Against Fate also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Magma Lake Streaming New Song

The new project from Chilean drummer Cristian González (Inferis/Naioth) is called Magma Lake and will feature special guests from all over the world.

The first single is titled "Beyond this Path" and was mixed and mastered by Ricardo Martínez, who previously worked on Inferis' "Lead The Chain" EP, with the artwork/logo designed by Manuel Alarcón (bassist of Inferis/Velatore). The track "Beyond this Path" features Ola Halén (Shadows Past/Insania) and can be heard below.

Magma Lake is:

Ricardo Martínez (Engen) - Guitars
Ray Meza (Retroanimé) - Bass
Ricardo Lauria (Hellangels) - Keyboards
Cristian González (Inferis-Break.Down-Naioth) - Drums and Keyboards
Ola Halén (Shadows Past) - Guest Vocals More...

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Dissipate Offering Free Song Download

Recent Basick Records signing Dissipate wants as many of you to get involved with the group's frenzied brand of technical metal as possible and is offering a free download of the track "Motion." The track is available from PureGrainAudio.com here.

The track is taken from the forthcoming Dissipate EP "Tectonics" (reviewed here), which will be released worldwide on November 19th. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Comments Basick Records label boss, Barley Phillips: "When a band mixes the discordant melody of Deftones with the sheer ferocity and filth of bands like Car Bomb and Ion Dissonance, I have no choice but to sit up and pay attention. These guys slay; hearing something so goddamn raw and unhinged in an age of digital over-editing is just so refreshing."

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Born Of Osiris / Unearth Tour Trailer Available

Born of Osiris and Unearth are currently on their co-headlining tour across the United States, joined by The Contortionist, Obey the Brave, and Wolves at the Gate. A teaser trailer for the tour is now online and can be viewed below.

The upcoming dates for the trek are as follows: More...

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Aeon Posts New Album Studio Footage

Today, the second in a series of studio clips from Aeon’s "Aeons Black" recording session has been posted online.

Check out the clip below, or over at the album's landing page here. Sneak a peek at drummer Arttu Mallki punishing his kit for what would become the "Aeons Black" full-length.

Set to detonate in North America on November 20th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records, the 15-track "Aeons Black" was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and features cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor et al). More...

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Theocracy To Re-Release Debut Album

The debut album from the Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy will be re-released through Ulterium Records. Check out a video update below where Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith explains the band's approach to the re-mix, and shares his thoughts on the album in general.

The Theocracy debut album was originally released through MetalAges Records in 2003, and is currently very rare and hard to find. No release date is set for the re-release yet, but more information and updates will follow.

You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "Hide in the Fairytale" at this location. More...

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Masterplan Names New Lineup, Rick Altzi To Sing

German melodic metal act Masterplan have unveiled the new lineup, which sees two new members joining the fold in addition to the previously announced new drummer Marthus Skaroupka (Cradle of Filth/Inner Fear). Rick Altzi (At Vance/Epysode/Frequency/Herman Frank/Sandalinas/Thunderstone) has been named new vocalist to replace Jorn Lande and Jari Kainulainen (Ex-Stratovarius/Ex-Symphonia) has been named the new bass player.

The new members will join band mainstays Roland Grapow (Guitars) (Ex-Helloween) and Axel Mackenrott (Keyboards) (Ex-Beautiful Sin).

The band is currently recording the follow up to 2010 release "Time To Be King," with the bass recordings having been completed today. More information on the release is expected shortly.

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Re:inanimate Streaming New Tracks

Spain's Re:inanimate has posted two tracks online from the band's new EP "Dschubba." Check out the title track in the player available below, and you can also hear "Hyperboreal" after the jump.

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Astral Domine Streaming Demo Version Of New Track

Italian symphonic metal band Astral Domine posted a demo version of the new track "Holy Knights." The song will appear on the band's debut LP "Arcanum Gloriae." The release date for the album has not been announced as of yet.

The band previously announced the two guest vocalist appearances for the album: Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire/Vision Divine) and Giuseppe "Ciape" Cialone (Rosae Crucis).

The track list for "Arcanum Gloriae" is as follows:

1. Arcanum Gloriae (intro)
2. Holy Knights
3. King of the North
4. Moonlight
5. Tale of the Elves and Pain
6. Where Heroes Die (Feat. Fabio Lione)
7. I am the King
8. My Lord
9. Welcome to my Reign
10. Falsi Dei (Feat. Giuseppe “Ciape” Cialone)

Check out "Holy Knights" here: More...

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Wintersun Issues Tour Recap

Wintersun, which finally released the long-awaited "Time I" album (reviewed here), has checked in with the following tour recap and update about upcoming shows:

"HEIDENFEST TOUR DONE! NEXT STOP: NORTH AMERICA We arrived home yesterday from the Heidenfest Tour. The tour was a great success and we had a really good time on the road delivering the TIME I live experience to packed venues and loads of people all over Europe!

"We would like to thank all the fans who came to the shows; all the other bands on the tour - Korpiklaani, Varg, Trollfest, Krampus, Finntroll, Eisregen and Arkona; our fabulous crew; the local promoters and everybody else involved who shared the good times with us!

"Our next stop will be North America which we'll hit the first time ever on November 28, followed by 21 shows together with Eluveitie across USA and Canada. We can't wait to get there and hope to see a lot of people there as well! Stay tuned for more news about the tour!

"As far as we´re informed, the tickets for these shows are selling quite fast, so all of you folks from North America who wanna see us and this tour package - be sure to get your tix soon so we won´t miss to see you on our first ever N. A. tour!

"We will hit Europe again in Summer 2013 and do few selected festivals as well as some club shows inbetween the festivals. If you want to see Wintersun on a festival or club near you - write to the festivals and club promoters to reach out for a Wintersun show." More...

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Amenra Posts "Boden" Video Clip

After stealing the show at Damnation Festival in Leeds this past weekend, Amenra is firmly focused on the release of new studio album "Mass V," which will see the cold light of day later this month on November 27th via Neurot Recordings.

Having recently showcased album opener "Dearborn and Buried" via SoundCloud, we explode into the new week with the album’s second track "Boden," along with an accompanying video. Check it out below. More...

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Spiralmountain Streaming New Songs Online

Arkansas based act Spiralmountain has posted two new songs online to appear on an upcoming album. Check out the new music via bandcamp or in the player below. The new tracks streaming are:

1. Succubus 01:37
2. Diabolist 03:32 More...

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Machine Head To Miss House Of Blues Show

Machine Head regrets to inform fans that the band has been forced to pull out of the December 4th date of the Dethklok / All That Remains / The Black Dahlia Murder tour in Orlando. Roadrunner Records comments:

"In 2007, Walt Disney Properties banned Machine Head from the House of Blues venues in both Orlando and Anaheim, California, citing 'violent imagery,' 'inflammatory lyrics,' and 'undesirable fans' as the reason.

"Machine Head wishes to once again extend their gratitude to Live Nation and the House of Blues chain - Machine Head shows at the Dallas and Houston House of Blues venues will go on as scheduled."

The upcoming dates are: More...

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Germ Premieres Full "Loss" EP

In a switching of gears from our last premiere, it's time for something a little more Fall appropriate: depressive black metal, but with a serious twist.

After seeing a U.K. stream through Zero Tolerance, Metalunderground.com is now proud to host the North American exclusive premiere of Germ's appropriately titled "Loss" (reviewed here).

Check out all six devastatingly avant-garde tracks from the release below (the player may take a few moments to load the first song after hitting "play"). The music speaks for itself, but if you want to know what you are about to get into, consider the ending lines of our review: "If David Bowie decided to do an album with Burzum, while both were under the influence of LSD, the end result would likely be something like 'Loss.' This one’s going to strongly appeal to fans of the insanity of Devin Townsend who want the black metal cred of Peccatum to boot."

You can also see what band mastermind Tim Yatras had to say about the release himself in this recent interview.

Begun as a solo project by Austere member Tim, Germ was conceived as early as 2003. The idea behind Germ was to create something that not only combined atmospheric black metal and rock - Tim has become known for with his love of classical, pop and electronic styles of music - but to create an image and visual aspect to accompany the music.

For more info on the project, head over to the Germ Facebook profile here, and you can also order the EP at this location. The "Loss" track listing is as follows:

1. My Only Hope
2. So Lonely, Dead Lonely
3. Only When Every Timepiece In The World Is Smashed Part I
4. Only When Every Timepiece In The World Is Smashed Part II
5. Cold Grey Dawn (A New Beginning)
6. Loss

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A Perfect Day Posts EPK On Debut Release

A Perfect Day, the new hard rock force consisting of Labyrinth members Roberto Tiranti (Vocals), Andrea Cantarelli (Guitars) and Alessandro Bissa (Drums), posted a video EPK on the forthcoming self-titled debut LP. The album will be released via Frontiers Records on November 23rd 2012 (EU) and November 27th 2012 (North America).

Check out the video here:

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Vicious Rumors Streaming New Live Track

U.S. metal veteran act Vicious Rumors is streaming the new live track "Abandoned" (which originally appeared on the 1991 studio release "Welcome to the Ball"). The track appears on the band's forthcoming live LP "Live You to Death," which is scheduled for release on November 27, 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The album was recorded during the band's tour for the latest LP "Razorback Killers" (2011, Steamhammer Records) and contains two studio cover tracks, Black Sabbath's "Sign of the Southern Cross" and Judas Priest's "Running Wild."

The band is currently writing material for the next studio effort. The track listing for "Live You to Death" is as follows:

1. Replicant/Digital Dictator
2. Minute to Kill
3. Murderball
4. Lady Took a Chance ( intro ) / Down to the Temple
5. Abandoned
6. Let the Garden Burn
7. Hellraiser
8. Soldiers of the Night
9. Don't Wait for Me
10. Sign of the Southern Cross (Black Sabbath cover) (studio recording)
11. Running Wild (Judas Priest cover) (studio recording)

Check out "Abandoned" here: More...

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Fullforce Streaming New Track "Back To Life"

Swedish power metal act Fullforce, featuring Ex-HammerFall/Ex-Lost Horizon guitarist Stefan Elmgren, is streaming the new track "Back to Life." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Next Level," which was issued through SPV last week (10/29) through SPV Records.

The track list for "Next Level" is as follows:

1. Broken Dreams
2. Break It, Crack It, Destroy It
3. Back to Life
4. A Night to Remember
5. Karma
6. Whispers
7. Smile at the World
8. Hate...Love...Drop It!
9. Visions
10. Course of Life
11. Awesomeness
12. Mysterious Ways
13. Strongest Thing of All

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The Very End Posts Album Teaser Clip

The Very End, featuring ex-Night In Gales frontman Björn Gooßes, posted a trailer for the band's third release "Turn Off the World." The album is scheduled for release on November 23, 2012 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), November 26, 2012 (EU) and November 27, 2012 (North America) via SPV Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Splinters
2. Iron Sky
3. Infidel
4. The Black Fix
5. Maelstrom Calling
6. Sixes And Nines
7. The Last Mile
8. Dreadnought
9. Gravity
10. Orphans Of Emptiness
11. To Feed On Hope

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Mammoth Mammoth Posts Album Preview

Australia's Mammoth Mammoth posted a preview, featuring clips from the entire new album "Volume III - Hell's Likely." The album is scheduled for release through Napalm Records on the following schedule:

November 21: ESP/SWE/GR
November 23: G/A/S/FIN & Benelux
November 26: Rest of Europe
November 27: USA/CAN

Check out the music video for the track "Go" at this location. The album preview can be found here: More...

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Epysode Posts Teaser For Sophomore LP

Belgium based Epysode, featuring guitarist Samuel Arkan, posted another teaser clip from the band's upcoming sophomore release, this one entitled "Face the Evil." The band will enter the studio at the end of this year to record the album and will release the album sometime in 2013.

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Kamelot Posts European Tour Footage

Kamelot posted up the first video featuring footage from the band's current headline tour of Europe with Xandria, Triosphere and Blackguard in support of the new "Silverthorn" LP (see Metal Underground.com's review at this location). The video covers the band's first three performances in Netherlands, Switzerland and France.

The remaining dates of the tour are as follows:

06.11 BEL, Antwerp - Trix
07.11 GBR, London - HMV Forum
09.11 ESP, Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 2
10.11 ESP, Lorca - Metal Lorca Festival
11.11 ESP, Madrid - Sala Caracol
13.11 ITA, Bologna - Estragon
14.11 AUT, Wien - Scene
15.11 CZ Rep, Prague - KC Vltavska
16.11 GER, Berlin - C-Club
17.11 GER, Geiselwind - Music Hall
18.11 GER, Köln - Essigfabrik
20.11 GER, Hamburg - Markthalle
21.11 DEN, Copenhagen - Vega
22.11 SWE, Stockholm - Göta Källare
23.11 SWE, Gothenburg - Trädgårn
24.11 NOR, Oslo - Sentrum Scene

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Diabulus In Musica Announces Departures

Spanish symphonic metal act Diabulus In Musica announced the departure of bassist Álex Sanz , drummer Xabier Jareño and guitarist Adrián M. Vallejo from the band. The departure has been known for some time, and the members cite musical direction as the cause. The final show for the current incarnation of the band will be on November 30, 2012 for the release party of "Itzalen Sua," the DVD and book project of Xanti Rodriguez, the music soundtrack of which was composed by the band. Vocalist Zuberoa Aznárez made the following announcement on Facebook:

"We are very sad to announce the departure of Adrián, Álex and Xabi from Diabulus in Musica. The only reason is that they don't feel so excited about this music style anymore, so we cannot do but respect and understand this decision. Their last show with DiM will be the release party of 'Itzalen Sua' in November 30th.

"Anyway, this is not the end! We knew this decision since a few months now, so we have been working with new awesome musicians to continue playing shows and making new music, then... Be ready for more powerful symphonic & modern metal in the future!! We will introduce the new members in January the 10th, when we will play another show to present the project 'Itzalen Sua' in Azpeitia."

A trailer for the "Itzalen Sua" project can be seen here: More...

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