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Metal News for November 8, 2012

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Desolate Shrine Streaming New Song

Gun Shy Assassin has posted an exclusive premier of "Chalice of Flesh and Bone" off of "The Sanctum of Human Darkness," the forthcoming album from Finnish destructive death metal outfit Desolate Shrine. The track is currently streaming at this location and is available for pre-order at Dark Descent Records with a release date set for December 15th.


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GWAR Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online, courtesy of The Age of Metal, with Master Of The Universe and Gwar vocalist Oderus Urungus.

The video is available below and was shot in Tempe, AZ at the Marquee Theater. A recently posted video interview with Gwar's new member Pustulus Maximus is also available at this location.

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Deviant Syndrome Reveals New Album Details

Moscow, Russia-based melodic death metallers Deviant Syndrome have announced the tracklist and revealed the cover art for upcoming studio album "66 Ways To Redemption." The album will contain nine songs and run a full 60 minutes.

1. Entrance: Self-Inflicted Wound
2. Countdown: Next Degeneration
3. Desolated: Symptoms Of Plague
4. Collectors: Anthem To The Bastard Nation
5. Taint: Fear Breeds Larvae
6. Obsession: Hate Campaign
7. Judgement: Your Bloodstained Path
8. Motherlode: 66 Ways To Redemption
9. Wastelands: Global Communism


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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler For Download

Relapse Records has released a new free winter sampler, which can be download at bandcamp or streamed in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Pig Destroyer - Sis 01:14
2. Ironhorse - Failure 03:03
3. Weapon - Vanguard Of The Morning Star 04:19
4. Baroness - March to the Sea 03:11
5. Royal Thunder - Blue 09:30
6. Christian Mistress - Haunted Hunted 05:57
7. Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil 05:35
8. Serpentine Path - Crotalus Horridus Horridus 06:27
9. Inverloch - The Menin Road 06:21
10. Dying Fetus - From Womb To Waste 04:56
11. Murder Construct - Compelled by Mediocrity 02:44
12. Spawn Of Possession - Where Angels Go Demons Follow 05:38
13. Primate - Global Division 02:30
14. Horseback - Ahriman 03:55
15. Locrian - Chalk Point 08:13
16. 16 - Ants in my Bloodstream 04:34
17. Liberteer - Build No System 01:34
18. General Surgery - Like An Ever Flying Limb 02:25
19. Cripple Bastards - Senza Impronte 02:09
20. Blockheads - Famine 01:40
21. Death - Living Monstrosity 05:08 More...

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To Speak Of Wolves Posts Music Video

After previously releasing a music video for "Je Suis Fini," To Speak of Wolves has now posted a new clip online for "A Simple Thought That Changed Everything." Check out the clip below. The track comes off the band's latest album "Find Your Worth, Come Home." More...

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Heart In Hand Posts Lyric Video

Heart in Hand has premiered a song from the forthcoming new album "Almost There." Check out the lyric video for "Home/Sick" in the player below. "Almost There" is due for release this coming February 2013 through Siege of Amida Records, with pre-orders coming soon.

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My Heart To Fear Posts New Lyric Video

Pennsylvania's My Heart to Fear, which signed to Solid State Records in September, has posted a new lyric video for the song "Dear Mr. White." Check out the clip below.

My Heart to Fear's upcoming EP "Lost Between Brilliance and Insanity" is due out on December 4th and pre-orders are available over at this location. More...

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A Hero A Fake Announces New Tour Dates

A Hero A Fake has announced the "Born in the 80's, Down With the Ladies" tour, which kicks off on December 5th and includes Myka, Relocate, and Outline in Color.

Dates can be found at the A Hero A Fake Facebook profile here or in the tour poster below. More...

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Amocualli Streaming New Single

Mexican ancestral metal band Amocualli has just launched a new single, "Too Nii," which will be included on an upcoming release. That song is streaming below. Amocualli creates prehispanic metal utilizing the sounds of the indigenous Tuxpan Jalisco culture that surrounds its native Oaxaca. On this new release, Amocualli plans to use lyrics consisting of the Mixteco language along with the native Nahuatl lyrics they are known for. Amocualli already has one demo, 2007's "Mahuala Teteo." Get more updates on their Facebook page.

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Fen Announces "Dustwalker" Details

Details of the third full-length album from U.K. act Fen (not to be confused with the Vancouver band of the same name) have been announced today.

The seven-track album “Dustwalker” is set for release on the 21st of January through Code666 Records, and will be appear in both CD format and as a limited edition Clambox featuring a bonus track and pendant with the band’s distinctive logo. Artwork for the album was handled by Fen's bass player Grungyn. The track listing is:

I. Consequence
II. Hands of Dust
III. Spectre
IV. Reflections
V. Wolf Sun
VI. The Black Sound
VII. Walking the Crowpath
VIII. Epilogue (special edition bonus track)

“Dustwalker” will be Fen’s third album on Code666, which previously released the band’s debut full-length “The Malediction Fields” in 2009 and “Epoch” in 2011. Commenting on “Dustwalker," frontman The Watcher had this to say:

“If Epoch embodies a lonely walk into the deepening twilight of the fens in Autumn, then Dustwalker represents the cold, sharp greys of a bleak winter’s dawn. An expression of isolation, abandonment and a gradual detachment from the material realm, this album is a starker, more direct representation of the Fen sound.” More...

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Void Of Sleep Signs With Aural Music

Italian stoner/sludge act Void of Sleep has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Aural Music:

"Ladies and Gents, Void of Sleep are proud to announce that they had officially signed with Aural Music their first worldwide deal.

"The band, in the behalf of Burdo, Gale, Paso and Allo are absolutely on fire and they're ready to 'spread the riff' all over the world with the upcoming release of their first full length album in early 2013." More...

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System Divide Drops Off Epica Tour

System Divide has posted the following announcement online about canceling the band's upcoming tour dates with Epica:

"It is with great regret we have to announce that System Divide has to drop off our north american tour with Epica. Miri already had to leave earlier due to a health emergency within the family and things have complicated further so unfortunately I have to make the decision to go back and support my wife and family in these hard times.

"We have pushed through as far as possible to make this work and appreciate the support of the fans that came to the shows to see System Divide. It has been an utmost privilege and pleasure to tour with Epica, not only are they great at what they do, they have been amazing people to be on the road with and they deserve everyone's support at the shows and respect.

"It is with great sadness in our hearts that we have to say bye to them today but hopefully our paths will cross again in the future. Our touring brothers in Insomnium and Alestorm as well, we will all miss you and see you again soon!

"We apologize to all the fans/promoters who were looking forward to see the band, we will do our utmost best to come back to north america and play our hearts out for you all as soon as possible. We will utilize the time now to write the best album we possibly can and return in 2013 with a vengeance!" More...

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Arbogast Announces Debut Album Release

Chicago’s Arbogast will release the band's debut album, simply titled "I," on December 4th. "I" will be set loose by Arbogast’s cohorts at New Jersey-based Nefarious Industries, founded by and home to El Drugstore (members of East of the Wall), A Fucking Elephant, and So is the Tongue (members of Kayo Dot). The following press release was issued about the album:

"Arbogast’s boisterous debut tackles a theme on the minds of many: the declining morals of a country where the middle class is being overthrown by the greed of the privileged. The eleven songs harnessed on I were recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Studios in Pilsen and mastered by Matt DeWine (Where the Moon Came From) at Ukrainian Village’s Pieholden Suite Sound, founded by the late Jay Bennett (Wilco)."

Two tracks from "I" are now available for streaming in the player below. The full album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Digmetalworld Releasing Fourth Compilation

Digmetalworld Records has announced that its fourth compilation album containing 15 bands will be available for free download on December 17th via its website. The new compilation will be named "Stronger Than Hate", and represents four years of steady work with South American and European Metal Bands in the US.

The album follows "Vol.3 - The Hell Road" released in 2011. This year the list of bands hails from Chile, Brazil, USA and Sweden. The bonus tracks of this album will include live performances of Nuclear and Vastator. The complete list of tracks including the bonus tracks will be announced in a few weeks.

The list of 15 bands that are set for this album is the following, with the cover art following the jump:

02. HUINCA (Chile)
03. WARCHEST (Chile)
04. LEFUTRAY (Chile)
05. MASTERPIECE (Brazil)
06. KATTAH (Brazil)
07. ANCESTTRAL (Brazil)
08. CONFLICTED (Chile)
09. INFERIS (Chile)
10. MIERDASTER (Chile)
11. KRUDO (Chile)
12. AKBAL (Chile)
13. NAIOTH (Chile)
14. OBSCENE (Chile)

The three albums previously released are available for free download at these locations below.

(2009) Volume One
(2010) Another Kind Of Evil
(2011) The Hell Road


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Lamb Of God To Headline Bloodstock 2013

American heavy metal outfit, Lamb Of God has been confirmed as the second headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, closing the main stage on the second day of the festival. The organisers have also confirmed two more bands for next year in Swedish black metal veterans, Dark Funeral and Finnish heavy metal group, Amorphis, who had this to say about their performance:

"Greetings from Hell-sinki's 5K studio where Amorphis is finishing recording our forthcoming 11th album. Our agent gave us the great news that we are booked for Bloodstock Festival 2013! Bloodstock has become one of the best European metal events, so it's an honour to be part of the festival again. We promise to put on an epic show, so keep the horns up and see you at Bloodstock next summer!"

The festival will take place from August 8th- 11th in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire and will feature the following bands, with many more to be confirmed: More...

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Sister Splits With Guitarist

Swedish act Sister has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"Time to announce some changes. Lestat has due to personal reasons left the band. We thank him for some great years and wish him luck in the future. Going through the filth and mud close around us we dragged up what have become our new brother Tim.

"Also much has happened lately in Sisterland and we will make some big announcements soon. Til then......" More...

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Devil To Pay Putting Final Touches On New Album

Indianapolis-based Devil To Pay is in the process of putting the final touches on a fourth album and looking at a March 2013 release. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The new album, tentatively titled 'Fate is your Muse,' is a collection of hard hitting metaphysical introspection after vocalist-guitarist Steve Janiak’s self-described ‘epiphany’ in 2011. With topics ranging from reincarnation, quantum physics, alternate universes, the illusion of time, and the mystery of consciousness itself, each song is like a window with a different view on reality.

"Fusing monstrous Sabbath-like riffs with memorable melodies and intricate instrumental textures, the album takes Devil To Pay to untold levels of musical and lyrical growth. Tracking began late this summer at Azmyth Studios with Ryan Adkins at the helm, getting the levels just right. The final mixes were turned in to rock n’ roll preservationist Tony Reed, at HeavyHead Studios, for final mastering. More...

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Masterplan Comments On New Members

As was recently announced, Masterplan is back with a new line-up and big plans for upcoming activity. Swedish vocalist Rick Altzi (At Vance, Thunderstone) is replacing Jorn Lande and Masterplan's new bass player is Jari Kainulainen (ex-Stratovarius/Evergrey).

"The last years have not been easy for Masterplan," band leader Roland Grapow comments. "Because of several factors we have been unable to play festivals and tours - even though we had plenty of offers. But this will definitely change now. I’m very happy to welcome Rick and Jari on board now. Beside their undoubted musical qualities they both fit perfectly into our team. We feel a huge motivation to get things going now. 2013 will be see a new Masterplan album, several festivals and a tour! It’s time to return with full force."

First confirmed Masterplan gigs for 2013 include:

Wacken Cruise
Rocknacht Tennwilm (Switzerland)
Norfest (Portugal)
Masters Of Rock (Czech Republic) More...

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Porcupine Tree Posts New Video Interview

Porcupine Tree and ArtistDirect.com have launched the latest in a series of "Octane Twisted" video blogs, featuring keyboardist Richard Barbieri and drummer Gavin Harrison, revolving around the performances captured on the upcoming live two-disc set.

Check out the second part of the interview through the player below or over at ArtistDirect.com.

"Octane Twisted" is slated to release in North America on November 20th (and November 19th in the U.K./Europe) via Kscope. More...

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Abigail Williams Cancels Breakup, Working On Album

Despite performing a "farewell" tour and insisting the band was being dissolved, Abigail Williams apparently hasn't bothered with any actual down time before getting to work on a new album and follow-up to "Becoming" (reviewed here).

The band commented on Facebook: "New album coming in 2013... We are happy to announce that Ashley Ellyllon will rejoin Abigail Williams for our fourth full length album. Although we did not announce it or make it public she also worked on our last album 'Becoming' with us. Anyone with a CD booklet can see that though... wink wink."

Further details on the upcoming post-"breakup" album and tour dates will be announced as they are made available.

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Endezzma Streaming New Song

"Junkyard Oblivion," the 1st track from Endezzma's upcoming full-length album entitled "Erotik Nekrosis," is available for streaming through the player below. "Erotik Nekrosis" is due to be released on the 28th of November in Europe and 5th of February in the USA.

The band has a line-up of musicians who between them can lay claim to decades of experience garnered in the earlier and darker recesses of the Norwegian black metal scene. The band includes Morten Shax on vocals, the late Trondr Nefas (Urgehal, Beastcraft, Angst Skvadron, Vulture Lord) and Mattis Malphas (Beastcraft) on guitars, Sregroth (Urgehal, Åsmegin) on bass and Carl Balam (Nattefrost, Astaroth, ex Infernal) on drums. The album was recorded at the Slaughterhaus Studio in Oslo and crafted by the producer Robert Blix.

The track listing is:

1. Junkyard Oblivion
2. Enigma of the Sullen
3. Against Them All
4. Swansong of a Giant
5. Hollow
6. Krossing the Rubikon
7. Soulcleansing More...

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Lo-Pan Gearing Up For Tour With High On Fire

Ohio road burners Lo-Pan are readying for their next round of live assaults supporting heavy metal juggernauts High On Fire. The full North American takeover will commence on November 15th in Austin, Texas and is slated to run through December 22nd in San Francisco, California.

Additional support will come from Goatwhore as well as special guests Primate (featuring Mastodon's Bill Kelliher and Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth) and Corrosion of Conformity on select dates. Additionally, Lo-Pan will be picking up a few off dates in surrounding cities. Check the full itinerary below.

Lo-Pan is performing in support of 2011’s Benny Grotto–produced "Salvador" full-length, released via Small Stone Records. More...

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Year Of The Goat To Release "Angel's Necropolis"

Sweden-based occult rock quintet Year of the Goat is in the final stages of preparation for the release of debut full-length, "Angel’s Necropolis." The album is to be set free upon the Earth this December 7th, 2012 via Germany’s Ván Records. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Preceded only by two short EP’s, also released by their comrades at Ván Records, Angel’s Necropolis is a brilliantly infectious album highlighting the classic metal/occult rock harmonies Year of the Goat seemingly permeate the air around them with, rather than 'perform' or 'execute' said riffery. The atmospheric permeation of the eight rituals which comprise their Angel’s Necropolis offering form the proper conditions to transport the listener to another plane of existence for over fifty minutes; a meditative state in tribute to Lucifer and his legions.

"Year of the Goat now offers a sampling of their magic to the world; a hymn professing not only their talent and devotion to their songcraft, but also proof of their unwavering allegiance to their master. Engulf yourself in 'I’ll Die For You' below. Stay tuned for proclamations of live rituals and more propaganda on this act over the coming weeks as the album nears delivery."

The "Angel’s Necropolis" track listing is:

1. For The King
2. Angels’ Necropolis
3. Spirits Of Fire
4. A Circle Of Serpents
5. Voice Of A Dragon
6. This Will Be Mine
7. I’ll Die For You
8. Thin Lines Of Broken Hopes More...

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Mutiny Within Announces Album Release Date

New Jersey-based Mutiny Within has released the following statement:

"Many people have a countdown until December 21, 2012. The time has come for a new countdown: January 12, 2013. Modern metal juggernauts Mutiny Within have announced the official release date of their long awaited sophomore album, 'Synchronicity,' for January 12, 2013.

"Mutiny Within made waves in the metal community early in their career by joining the Roadrunner Records roster and touring endlessly on the heels of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Having half the lineup live across the great Atlantic pond and having serious financial difficulties due to the rampant piracy in the music industry, Mutiny Within was forced to go on hiatus in 2011. That was the end of the touring band, but not the end of their music.

"Epic metal music cannot be contained – not even by the one-eyed pirates of the tumultuous thief infested world we call the 'music industry.' Mutiny Within had so many good ideas and music ready to go, founding member/songwriter A.J. Jacobs and singer Chris Clancy decided to finish what they started and put out the next evolutionary sound of Mutiny Within in the form of the self-produced 'Synchronicity.'

"The road is far from over for Mutiny Within, and fans can look forward to many surprises leading up to the highly anticipated release of 'Synchronicity.'"

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Corsair Streaming Self-Titled Album

Corsair has posted the band's new self-titled album online for streaming. Check out "Corsair" in the player below or over at bandcamp here. Although available online digitally now, the album is set for official release on January 21st, 2013 through Shadow Kingdom Records. The track listing is as follow:

1. Agathyrsi 05:48
2. Chaemera 03:49
3. Falconer 03:25
4. Gryphon Wing 06:18
5. Path of the Chosen Arrow 06:02
6. Mach 03:46
7. Of Kings and Cowards 02:37
8. The Desert 05:52 More...

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Ferocity Posts "Son Of Sam" Track Online

Ferocity, which signed with Deepsend Records last month, has now unleashed a pre-production song titled "Son of Sam" from the band's upcoming Deepsend Records debut. Check out the song below, and expect to see the new album to drop in 2013.

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Clamfight Reveals "I Versus The Glacier" Details

Westmont, New Jersey-based Clamfight has completed a second album, and is preparing the release for deployment in early 2013.

"I Versus The Glacier" was recorded by Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. According to a press release, the nine-track ruckus "magnifies the signature Clamfight blend of sludge, thrash, and doom yet ventures into even more expansive and torrentially-infectious territory."

The album will see release on January 22nd, 2013 exclusively through New Jersey-based The Maple Forum, the official label imprint born of webzine The Obelisk. In coordination with BrooklynVegan, The Maple Forum is co-sponsoring a weekend warrior tour kicking off in Brooklyn this Friday and plowing through Rochester, New York and Allston, Massachusetts, uniting Clamfight alongside Kings Destroy (members of Killing Time) and Black Pyramid.

11/09/2012 Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY w/ Kings Destroy, Black Pyramid
11/10/2012 Monty's Krowne - Rochester, NY w/ Kings Destroy, Black Pyramid, Babayaga
11/11/2012 O'Brien's Pub - Allston, MA w/ Kings Destroy, Black Pyramid
11/20/2012 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Thee Nosebleeds, Screaming Rattler

The album's track listing is: More...

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Warnot Streaming Full New Album

Warnot released new album "His Blood is Yours" earlier this week via Nightmare Records, and the full record is now available for streaming online. Check out "His Blood is Yours" through Pure Grain Audio here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Raptures Of The Deep
2. The Crow Will Die
3. My Darkest Hour
4. A Late Night Dance With Death
5. Secrets Of Mythology
6. His Blood Is Yours
7. RIP
8. New York
9. The Patriot
10. I Am A Ghost
11. The Wrong Path
12. Sirens More...

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Spiritual Beggars To Release New Album Next Year

Sweden's Spiritual Beggars is currently at work on a new studio album and is targeting a Spring 2013 release via InsideOut Music. The album, the band's eighth studio offering, will be the follow-up to the 2010 release "Return To Zero." Additionally Spiritual Beggars is proud to announce an appearance at the 2013 Roadburn Festival Afterburner, on April 21st in Tillburg, Holland.

"Back in the early '90s, Roadburn founder Walter Hoeijmakers was one of the very first supporters Spirituial Beggars had in Europe," says bandleader Michael Amott. "His unbridled enthusiasm for our music back then when most people didn't 'get it' meant so much to us. It's a great feeling to now play his fantastic festival and celebrate the staying power of Spiritual Beggars and the Roadburn concept together! We're releasing a new studio album and celebrating our 20th anniversary as a band in 2013, and I really can't think of a better way to start the party than at the esteemed Roadburn Festival!" More...

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Defeated Sanity Finishes Work On New Album

German death metal horde Defeated Sanity has completed work on the band's new full-length album. Titled "Passages Into Deformity," the nine-track follow-up to 2010’s "Chapters of Repugnance" is scheduled for release on February 5th, 2013 via Willowtip Records.

"Passages Into Deformity" was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany and includes guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-Defeated Snity, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) with sound effects performed by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin). "Passages Into Deformity" will also be paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews with the band, and performance videos.

Comments the band in a collective statement: “With Passages Into Deformity, fans can expect another quality release from Defeated Sanity. Without compromising the brutality of our sound, we have stepped it up in terms of the overall production. The album has a more old-school vibe to it, with a lot of early ‘90s inspired riffs and slams, but we made it a point to not get away from the technical and progressive stuff as well. People can definitely expect the most balanced Defeated Sanity album yet.” More...

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RATM To Release 20th Anniversary Box Set

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release "Rage Against the Machine - XX," commemorative 20th anniversary editions of the eponymous debut album from the band, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

Formed in 1991, Rage Against the Machine opened the gates of a new boundary-obliterating rock-rap musical alliance with the band's literate and politically-charged debut album, originally released in November 1992. Featuring band members Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine became a critical and commercial success, selling millions of copies around the world while attaining legendary status among alt-rock fans. To this day the album, and the band, remain standard-bearers for uncompromising incendiary rock.

Newly remastered for this anniversary release, "Rage Against the Machine - XX" will be available as a CD in three configurations:

1. 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set housing two CDs, two DVDs, one 12" 180gm vinyl LP, one 40 page booklet and two-sided poster;

2. 20th Anniversary Special Edition featuring two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack and

3. 20th Anniversary Edition single compact disc (with three bonus tracks). 12" 180gm vinyl editions--a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction--of the original LP, remastered (no bonus tracks) will also be available. More...

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Anathema Recruits Daniel Cardoso Permanently

Anathema has issued the following announcement about recruiting Daniel Cardoso as a permanent member:

"Anathema is delighted and proud to announce that Daniel Cardoso is joining the band on a full time permanent basis as a key element of our musical team.

"Anyone who has seen us live this last year will have seen Daniel behind the keyboard rack with us. Some of you will know his production skills with our friend Anneke van Giersbergen, Head control System and many other works. Others of you may know him as one of the most bad ass drummers working in Europe today.

"Our man Cardoso is such a complete musician who adds so much to our line up that the thought of working closer with him has been growing on my mind for some time. I simply love the way he plays and we share a common sensibility and understanding of the music and how it should sound. So I came to the conclusion that the strongest incarnation of Anathema, in the studio as well as on the road, is with Daniel in the line up, full time.

"I now feel that alongside the brilliant and rarely gifted songwriter John Douglas, who remains integral to what we do, with this addition we can now accomplish anything musically that we might imagine. Everywhere I look in the band I see great talent.

"It's important for the fans to know and understand that that the long standing Anathema songwriting team of Daniel Cavanagh, John Douglas and Vincent Cavanagh stays intact and remains strongly bonded and unchanged.

"Our philosophy is - if it isn't broke, don't fix it. This songwriting team is important to our continued growth. More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announces New Shows

After dropping off the Autumn Apocalypse Tour with Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation has now issued the following update about lining up new headlining shows:

"Anyone in the Northeast - Cattle Decapitation has left The Autumn Apocalypse Tour and has now rebooked headlining dates in your area leading up to the Dying Fetus run. See the dates below and SPREAD THE WORD!!"

11/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project w/ Vektor
11/11 Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/13 Burlington, VT @ Nectar's
11/14 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Pickwick Pub
11/15 Keene, NH @ The Railroad Tavern
11/16 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts
11/17 Middletown, NY @ Sounds Asylum
11/20 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
11/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar More...

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Deceptor Streaming New Track

Shadow Kingdom Records has inked a deal with UK-based speed metal trio Deceptor for the release of the band's forthcoming MCD, "Chains of Delusion." This six-song slab of progressive and aggressive thrash meets traditional metal comes on the heels of the band's 2011 self-released EP, "Soothsayer."

An upload for the track "Heatseeker" is posted below. You can also stream that track over at Shadow Kingdom's bandcamp page. "Chains of Delusion" will be out on January 21, 2013 through Shadow Kingdom Records. The cover art and tracklisting of the six-song release follows below.

1. Transmission I
2. To Know Infinity
3. Heatseeker
4. Transmission II
5. Sentient Shackles
6. Walking Dust More...

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Vader Announces Shows With Aborted

Poland's Vader has issued the following announcement about hitting the road in Europe alongside Aborted and Bonded By Blood:

"In the mid-January 2013 there starts long-awaited 'Back To The Black Tour' in Europe. Vader will give around 30 shows presenting the whole cult albums 'Black To The Blind' and 'Sothis.' You won't miss the bands hits too and a couple of surprises. Peter announces a real high quality death metal strike.

"The tour will be supported by the guests from Belgium's Aborted and Bonded By Blood from California, USA. Aborted is one of the leading brutal gore death metal bands. They have quite a lot albums and tours that were a great success. Recently on tour as a direct support for Cannibal Corpse. Bonded By Blood is one of the revelations of the rebirth of thrash metal.

"We will announce the full line-up and tour schedule soon."

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Humanity Delete Releasing Debut Album

Extreme metal's most prolific artist Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Revolting, Demiurg, Bone Gnawer, etc) has resurrected Humanity Delete, the project he formed in 2003. He has completed the debut album "Never Ending Nightmares," which is targeted for a December 4th release on Dead Beat Media.

The cover artwork was done by Adam Geyer, with inner artwork also by Adam Geyer, as well as Ironworx Gravefix and Dzul Skam. "Never Ending Nightmares" was recorded by Rogga Johansson and mixed/mastered by Ronnie Björnström. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below, along with an upload of the track "The Eight Fire Narakas" below. Another track, the lyric upload of "The Jenglot," is streaming over at YouTube.

1.Never Ending Nightmares
2.The Eight Ice Narakas
3.Black Oil Defiler (Orang Minyak)
4.Necromantic Sorcery
5.The Jenglot
6.Dismal Corridors
7.Resurrection Rites
8.Retribution of the Polong
9.Pontianak Part I
10.The Eight Fire Narakas
11.Frozen Apparition
12.Pontianak Part II


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