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Metal News for December 13, 2013

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42 news articles posted on this day.

With Increase To Release New Album

Tampa, FL's With Increase will release new album "Death Is Inevitable" on February 25th, 2014 via Blood & Ink Records.

This new full-length follows the 2011 EP, "Signs of the Time," and was mixed by Kevin Bernsten. The first song “Fort Lonesome” can now be heard in the player below, courtesy of New Noise Magazine. You can also catch the band live:

Dec-14 Columbus, GA @ The Plug House*
Dec-15 Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar*
Dec-16 Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm*
Dec-17 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge*
Dec-18 Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar**
Dec-19 Jacksonville, FL @ Shanty Town**
Dec-21 Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm**
Dec-22 Tampa, FL @ House Show**

*w/ Bad Habits
**w/ Bad Habits, Cold Hearted More...

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Mile Marker Zero To Release New Music

Since releasing a full-length self-titled debut album back in 2009 (reviewed here), the members of the Connecticut-based prog-rock quintet Mile Marker Zero have been hard at work writing and recording new music planned for release in 2014.

Led by vocalist Dave Alley, John Tuohy (guitars), Mark Focarile (keyboards), Tim Rykoski (bass) and Doug Alley (drums), Mile Marker Zero has shared the stage with some stalwart names such as Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, The Winery Dogs), Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche), Porcupine Tree, Periphery, The Disco Biscuits, Spock’s Beard, and Scale the Summit to name a few.

"The past couple years have been interesting for us as a band. We have all gone through so much in our personal lives and it's present in our new material,” says vocalist Dave Alley. “It's been exciting to take a step back and look at our sound and writing from an objective point of view. I feel we are finally coming into our own as songwriters. The material we have been creating recently is something really special and something we think fans of the band/genre will appreciate. Our forthcoming material showcases the juxtaposition of our heavier instrumentation and our more classic sound in the keyboards and vocals.”

The group is set to kick the new year off with a string of northeast dates beginning on January 10th at Le Grand Fromage in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1/10 – Le Grand Fromage – Atlantic City, NJ
1/11 – The Rusty Nail – Ardmore, PA
1/28 – Tammany Hall – New York, NY
2/22 – Legendary Dobbs – Philadelphia, PA

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Klogr Releases New Music Video

Klogr has released a new video for "Vultures Feast," taken from the band's last EP "Till You Turn" (Zeta Factory 2013).

"Vultures Feast," featuring Italian female vocalist Alteria, was recorded during Klogr's live performance at Sweden Rock Festival 2013. The live performance was recorded by director Roberto Zampa and this video documents the journey and the experience of Klogr and Alteria at Sweden Rock Festival.

Klogr will release a new album by the beginning of 2014. An extensive promotional tour supporting Prong is scheduled for spring 2014 with 23 concerts all over Europe. More...

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Hammercult Reveals "Steelcrusher" Details

Tel-Aviv thrashers Hammercult will release "Steelcrusher" on CD and colored vinyl February 4th, 2014 in North America via Sonic Attack / SPV. The new track "Metal Rules Tonight" is also now streaming online in the player below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Soulfly, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front) mixed and mastered the album, and Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) contributed a furious guitar solo on "We Are The People."

Hammercult's Yakir Shochat is confident the band has the perfect record company by its side for this release, stating: "Lots of important metal bands signed with Noise Records in their early days. That's why we're particularly happy that Steelcrusher will be out on Sonic Attack, Noise founder Karl Walterbach's current label. So as fans of that great Noise era, we've come full circle in that respect."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Hymn To The Steel (Intro)
2. Steelcrusher
3. Metal Rules Tonight
4. Into Hell
5. We Are The People (guitar solo by Sepultura's Andreas Kisser)
6. Burning The Road
7. Ironbound
8. Unholy Art
9. Satanic Lust
10. Liar
11. Damnation Arise
12. Heading For War
13. In The Name Of The Fallen More...

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Fluisteraars Reveals Album Release

Today, Eisenwald sets January 28th, 2014 as the North American release date for the Fluisteraars album "Dromers." The following press release was issued about the band:

"A Dutch black metal trio Fluisteraars make their official debut statement with Dromers after two well-received demos. Set for release on both LP and cassette through Eisenwald (in conjunction with Cold Void Emanations), Dromers comprises three epic-length tracks that take the listener on a winding, windswept journey through the catacombs of ancient black metal mysticism.

"Like the fading rays of the sun during the change of seasons, as autumnal splendor gives way to wintry majesty, Fluisteraars' Dromers conjures visions both familiar and foreign, both immediate and distant. Their vision of black metal is a highly personal and deeply emotive one, at times recalling early Primordial and Agalloch as well as Autumn Aurora-era Drudkh, yet evincing an engaging personality all their own - and one, it must be said, quite special to their Netherlands homeland."

The first track premiere off "Dromers" is to be announced shortly, but in the meantime, the track listing is as follows:

1. De Doornen (16:00)
2. Kuddedier (10:21)
3. Wortels Van Angs (8:15)

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I See Stars To Embark On U.S. Tour

I See Stars kicks off the New Year with a massive North American run as direct support to Attila on "The New Kings" tour. Capture The Crown, Ice Nine Kills and Myka, Relocate rounds out the bill. Dates are as follows:

1/31 Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/1 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
2/3 Hartford, CT @ The Webster
2/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
2/5 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
2/6 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
2/7 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
2/8 Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
2/9 Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage
2/10 Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theatre
2/11 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
2/12 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
2/13 Colorado Springs, CO @ Rawkus
2/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
2/15 Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory
2/16 Oakland, CA @ Oakland More...

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Monster Magnet Streaming Alternate Song Version

Way back in October of 2006, Decibel Magazine made Monster Magnet's space rock voyage "Dopes to Infinity" just the 20th inductee to the Decibel Hall of Fame.

The leadoff title track set the tone for the triumphant stoner opus, and is one of the band's most beloved jams. Now, nearly 20 years later, Dave Wyndorf and the latest incarnation of the band revisit "Dopes to Infinity" for the Decibel Flexi series.

You can stream the new version right here and if you are a subscriber expect your copy soon, if not you can still order a copy as there are limited quantities available from the Decibel Store here.

Monster Magnet released new album "Last Patrol" this past October via Napalm Records.

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A389 X Anniversary Bash Lineup Revealed

The full two-day itinerary for the massive tenth installment of A389 Recordings' annual label Bash in Baltimore, Maryland is now finalized, as the stellar gathering is now just over one month away. Sponsored by Invisible Oranges, the Bash will see A389 turning a decade old, with the massive melee to be held on January 17th and 18th, 2014.

The newest and final show of the two-day massacre has just been confirmed, with the declaration of a second Sideshow, confirmed to lead off the festivities Thursday, January 16th. The newly locked gig will showcase Pharaoh, Occultist, Ampallang Infection, Frightened Teeth (Members of Frightener and Pulling Teeth playing Frightener songs) and headliners, Ringworm.

The full lineup and running order for both days can be found below, including exclusive performances from All Out War, Infest and Haymaker, a one-time Bloodlet reunion set, the exclusive one time performance from Intergrity's "Systems Overload" lineup -- the first in over twenty years -- Full Of Hell, Noisem, Empire Of Rats, Iron Reagan, Power Trip, Ilsa Weekend Nachos, and more.

Thursday, January 16th @ Sidebar Tavern:
Ringworm / Frightened Teeth / Pharaoh / Occultist / Ampallang Infection

Friday, January 17th @ Baltimore Soundstage:
Infest / Haymaker / In Cold Blood / Full Of Hell / Iron Reagan / Sex Prisoner / Jarhead Fertilizer

Saturday, January, 18th @ Sidebar Tavern [Matinee]:
Ilsa / Like Rats / Sick/Tired / Sokushinbutsu

Saturday, January 18th @ Baltimore Soundstage:
Integrity / All Out War / Bloodlet / Weekend Nachos / Noisem / Power Trip / Pick Your Side / Homewrecker / Empire Of Rats More...

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Secrets Releases New Music Video

San Diego, CA post-hardcore band Secrets has released a brand new music video for "How We Survive."

The track is taken off the band's latest albums, "Fall Figures," released in July 2013 via Velocity/Rise Records. Check out the video below.

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PTSD Releases New Music Video

PTSD has released a new video clip off the album "A Sense Of Decay" for the band's cover of "Heavy On My Heart" by Anastacia. Check out the Roberta De Angelis-directed video clip in the player below. The track listing for "A Sense of Decay" is:

1. Event Horizon
2. A Reason To Die
3. Parasomnia
4. Staring The Stormwall
5. Suicide Attitude
6. A Sense Of Decay
7. Breathless
8. Solar Matter Loss
9. By A Thread
10. Heavy On My Heart (Anastacia cover)
11. ......If?
12. Event Horizon (Forgotten Sunrise rmx)

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Structures To Miss Final Two Dates Of Tour

Structures has checked in with the following announcement about missing the final two dates of the band's current tour:

"Dear Detroit and Chicago, we are very upset to inform you we wont be able to make it to the 2 remaining shows of this tour.

"Coming back into Canada a few days ago was extremely difficult, and now coming back into the US is impossible as we have had fill ins on guitar and bass who don't have the correct paperwork to cross over. We are extremely sorry for this, but there is absolutely nothing we can do to make it across the border. We promise that we will be back in the new year with NEW music out.

"We understand that some things have been unclear over the last few months, but we are doing our very best to sort all of this out ASAP and fill all of you in on whats been going on with us.

"Again we are very sorry to anyone who missed us on this tour, we will be back in the new year. Thank you to everyone who came to see us this past month, as well as Veil of Maya, Northlane, Vildhjarta and Here Comes The Kraken for making it a great tour.

"See you all in the new year, and expect some news soon regarding new music from us." More...

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Blood Mortized Recruits New Bassist

Sweden's Blood Mortized has issued the following brief announcement about recruiting a new bassist:

"This is Alexander Nord! We are very pleased to introduce him as the new member of the Bloodfamily. Alexander will play bass with us from now on."

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Auroch Finishes Writing New Album

Vancouver's Auroch has checked in with the following announcement about finishing the writing process for a forthcoming full-length:

"On this Friday the 13th, we are pleased to announce that we have finished all writing for our upcoming album on Profound Lore Records!

"We will strike in to the Night's heart and record 9 new tracks on February 8th, 2014 at Rain City Recorders.

"Prepare for a draining experience in death metal adultery. We can barely wait to begin the unveiling!"

The band's upcoming "Seventh Veil" EP will also see release soon, and a teaser trailer is available at this location.

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Psalm Zero Unveils Album Cover

Psalm Zero has revealed the cover artwork for debut album "The Drain," which was created by Amy Mills. Check it out below. "The Drain" will be released via Profound Lore Records this coming March, 2014.

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Miracle Master Signs Record Deal

German/Danish hard rock act Miracle Master has just signed a worldwide record deal with Golden Core Records/ZYX Music.

The new band, featuring Oliver Weers (Oliver Weers Band) on vocals, was formed out of the ashes of Pump. The release of the debut album “Tattooed Woman” is planned for spring 2014.

Recordings were done at Studio 22 in Germany and the album was produced, mixed and mastered by Miracle Master and Axel Heckert (Brainstorm, Symphorce). The band consists of:

Oliver Weers – Vocals (Oliver Weers Band)
Aki Reissmann – Guitars (ex Pump, Downspirit)
Selly Bernhardt – Guitars (ex Pump, Tales Of Sorrow)
Andy Minich – Drums (ex Pump, Unfroynd)
Michael Vetter – Bass (ex Pump, Chinchilla) More...

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Wicked Snakes Releases New Music Video

Wicked Snakes has released a new music video for "Lead Me To The Sun," a single taken from the band's November 25th EP of the same title released on A Wolf At Your Door Records.

Check it out below. The band has also announced a string of February tour dates, with details available in the tour poster after the jump.

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Comments On Missing Eindhoven

Fleshgod Apocalypse has issued the following statement about missing the band's scheduled appearance at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting:

"As many of you have noticed, earlier today we had to cancel our show at Eindhoven Metal Meeting.

"Yesterday our glorious van, a.k.a. 'Fleshgod-mobile', decided to stop working on the road to Eindhoven, leaving us stuck in the middle of fucking nowhere...

"Despite all our efforts, we've not been able to fix it on time to perform the show (unfortunately, Netherlands is REALLY far from here!).

"Our apologies to everyone who was looking forward to the show! We'll be back in your area SOONER THAN YOU THINK, first on January with Kataklysm and Krisiun:

11/01/2014 - Essen (DE) - Turock
12/01/2014 - Leeuwarden (NL) - Poppodium
19/01/2014 - Vosselaar (BE) - Biebob

"And later in 2014:

11/04/2014 - Bomal-Sur-Ourthe (BE) - Hall Le Sassin, Durbuy Rock Festival
26/07/2014 - Steenwijk (NL) - De Buze, Stonehenge Festival

"See you guys on the road!" More...

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Scar Symmetry Issues Album Update

Scar Symmetry is currently working on a new album and follow-up to "The Unseen Empire." The band has now checked in with the following update:

"Happy Friday the 13th! Guess what we're up to? We've just listened to all the songs from our next album, we're about midway through the recording sessions - the songs are turning out KILLER so far... Cheers'n'beers!"

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Saving Grace Releases Lyric Video

Saving Grace has posted a lyric video for a new track of "The Urgency," due out January 21st on Facedown Records. The band also comments:

"We are excited to reveal the brand new track 'Ablaze' from our forthcoming new record 'The Urgency'. Check out the lyric video here and head on over to iTunes to purchase the digital single."

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Gemini Syndrome Cancels Tonight's Show

California's Gemini Syndrome has issued the following announcement about canceling tonight's tour date due to vehicle problems:

"Synners, unfortunately our RV has broken down and we will not be able to make it to Centerstage Bar and Grill in Kokomo tonight. We will be back on the road in 2014 so be sure to look out for those dates." More...

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Noturnall Premieres New Music Video

Brazil's Noturnall premiered a new music video for the track "No Turn at All" exclusively over at Radio UOL at this location (also shown in the player below). The song will appear on the band's self-titled debut release, which is expected soon.

The debut was produced by Symphony X/TSO frontman Russell Allen, who also provided guest vocals on the song "Nocturnal Human Side" (see music video here). The band will showcase the entire album at a live event held on December 21, 2013 in Sao Paulo.

The video for "No Turn At All" was filmed in an MMA gym and tells the story of an athlete who gets involved in the underworld of illegal fights. Check it out here: More...

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Sonata Arctica Announces New Tour Dates

Sonata Arctica is currently about to finalize the recordings for an upcoming, yet-untitled new studio album, which is scheduled to be released in March of 2014. This new full-length follows previous album "Stones Grow Her Name" (reviewed here).

Right after the release, Sonata Artctica will start touring again. Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg comments:

“Hello out there. It’s been a while since we last toured Europe, so I’m very happy that we can announce our first tour with our new album. Since the album will be out in March 2014, we don’t want to waste any time but will head out for a full European Tour.

"Our tour will start in Eindhoven, NL on April 10th, 2014. The whole band is really looking forward to play some new songs for you and introduce our new bass player, Pasi, for all our fans. He’s a monster live, you’ll see. Check below for the tour dates and we’ll see you in a few months!” More...

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A Breach Of Silence Posts Making-Of Footage

A Breach Of Silence has released a making-of video clip for the soon to be released "Night Rider" music video. Check it out below.

The music video pays homage to the 1966 classic western "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," and the popular western-themed videogame "Red Dead Redemption" – two of the band’s favorite pastimes. It was directed by Steven Caldwell of Caldwell Entertainment, features gun slinging bandits, a cast of more than sixty actors, and an undead outlaw known as The Night Rider.

“For the Night Rider video, we wanted to do a really cool story line about a character we created called The Night Rider” states guitarist Mat Cosgrove. “He’s an undead cowboy whose mission is to take anyone bad or evil back to the deep dark fiery pit where he came from. We as a band use this character as a medium to tell our stories, experiences, and learning’s of life. The true meaning of the song is that, you can make mistakes, and fail at things, but it’s the mistakes and failings that make you who you are. The Night Rider is a vigilante of sorts, he is initially arrested by the law, but when some local bad guys shoot up the town and gun down the sheriff and his deputies, he’s released from prison to take care of them and uphold the law.”

“Every so often as a filmmaker you get an opportunity to work with an amazing team and create something really special” says director Steven Caldwell. “… and I knew this was one of those rare opportunities straight away. The band wanted something very ambitious; a western movie/videogame style with a large number of extras (all in costume), along with an old-looking town and great effects. What I did was guide the ship and give the video that epic feel. With about 60 people all in period costume, real guns (many of them), an incredible 1st Assistant Director in Darwin Brooks (The Great Gatsby, Australia, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time), and beautiful looking shots thanks to Dave Wayland (Director of Photography), I think we achieved that!” More...

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Vesperia Offering Single For Download

Canadian epic metallers Vesperia have released the first single off of their new record "An Olden Tale." The single, entitled "The Swordsman," features the tracks "The Swordsman" and a cover of fellow Canadian band Spirit of the West's song "Home for A Rest."

The band is currently giving the single away as a free download at the Vesperia official website here.

In addition to the new single, Vesperia has also released a music video for "Home For A Rest," which is comprised of various tour and live videos from the bands recent Western Crusade tour.

Comments the band: "To keep your appetites for new Vesperia sated, and along with recording our album An Oldten Tale, we decided (after many years of talking about it) to record a cover of one of our most beloved Canadian folk songs by Spirit of the West! We couldn't just put it out on it's own of course, so we had to include clips of our Canadian tour during the summer of 2013, including guest appearances by our brothers in Crimson Shadows, Unleash the Archers, Xul & Entity!" More...

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Rotting Christ Announces New Tour Dates

Greek metal act Rotting Christ has announced an international winter tour. The tour starts on January 16th in Brisbane, Australia and will also see the band make stops in Sydney and Melbourne before heading out to Japan.

Additionally, the band has recently announced its inclusion in next year's Summer Breeze Festival. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Rotting Christ is touring in support of latest record, "Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy" (reviewed here). More...

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Dark Fortress Finishes New Album

V. Santura of German outfit Dark Fortress has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:

"The recording sessions for the upcoming (still untitled) new album are finished successfully! I would dare to say that these were the most intense recording sessions in the history of Dark Fortress.

"We put weeks of extremely hard work into this to get as close as possible to what we consider perfection. Towards the end of the recordings we spent some crazy 14 hours shifts to get every detail and emotion recorded the way we envisioned it. Still, we needed just a few days longer than initially planned, and those few days were missing when I started doing the final mix for the album.

"After three days into mixing I realized that I only had the choice of either giving away a mix which is not satisfactory or to miss our deadline and push the album release backwards. I never considered this first option a real option, though. We put so much effort into the whole creative process and the recordings that it would be a cardinal sin to spoil this with a half-assed mix.

"By now I already have other highly important obligations (recording the new Triptykon album!), so we all decided it would be best to give ourselves a short break and to finish the mix later this winter.

"This, unfortunately, means the new album won't be out in early 2014 as initially planned, so everything is postponed for a few months. But that way I can promise that you will get to hear the best album possible!"

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Iced Earth Premieres New Track

Iced Earth premiered the new track "Among the Living Dead" over at BraveWords at this location (also heard in the player below). The song appears on the new album "Plagues of Babylon" which drops January 6th (EU/World) and January 21st (North America) via Century Media Records.

"This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover," says Jon Schaffer of "Plagues of Babylon." "I'm sure it will go down as a classic in the epic Iced Earth catalog. We feel that the package with Sabaton and ReVamp is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!" Information on the tour can be found at this location.

The track list for the album is:

1. Plagues of Babylon (see lyric video here)
2. Democide
3. The Culling
4. Among The Living Dead
5. Resistance
6. The End?
7. If I Could See You
8. Cthulhu
9. Peacemaker
10. Parasite
11. Spirit of the Times
12. Highwayman

Check out "Among the Living Dead": More...

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Vestal Claret Signs To Cruz Del Sur

Cruz Del Sur Music has announced another addition to its roster, occult metal unit Vestal Claret.
One of the more mysterious and intriguing bands to appear from the American underground in the last few years, Vestal Claret is the creation of Simon Tuozzoli and Phil Swanson (Seamount/Hour Of 13 fame).

The band plays a mixture of doom and heavy metal riffage with a definite penchant for morbid and sick atmospheres. The band's first release with Cruz Del Sur Music, "The Cult of the Vestal Claret", is the follow up to their 2011 debut, "Bloodbath," and will see the light of day in April 2014. The album will be available on CD, digital and vinyl formats. If unfamiliar with Vestal Claret's body of work, do check them out over here.

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Nolentia Tour Underway In France

French grind-benders Nolentia have started the second leg of their 2013 roadkill titled "Three To Grind Them All" in support of their second full-length, "May the Hand that Holds the Match that Will Set this World on Fire Be Blessed above All," released earlier this year through Kaotoxin Records.

The first leg took place this summer with fellow French grinders Warfuck and Department Of Correction and went from July 26th through August 3rd, taking the band to three countries (France, Belgium and Switzerland). The trek saw the band open for Brutal Truth and take part in France's Xtreme Fest alongside Suicidal Tendencies, Dying Fetus and many more.

Now teaming with fellow Kaotoxin grinding units, Austrian retarded Goregrind trio VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC and French drunktards Infected Society, Nolentia has announced the second leg of the tour - which began December 9th and will conclude on Dec. 17th and wind its way via France and Switzerland again.

After the six-date trek, Nolentia will make an appearance at the inaugural edition of Xtreme Fest, which also features Suicidal Tendencies, Dying Fetus, Municipal Waste and more. Visit Xtreme Fest for details.

Nolentia Tour Dates:

Nolentia + VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC + Infected Society
13.DEC - FR - CLERMONT-FERRAND - Raymond Bar
14.DEC - CH - BIENNE - LaBiu

Nolentia Only:
17.DEC - FR - TOULOUSE

This summer, Nolentia released the official music video for the track "More to Fear," taken from "May the Hand that Holds the Match that Will Set this World on Fire be Blessed above All." The video is the first in a three-part series of individual video that, once completed, will be compiled into a single cinematic rendition of Nolentia-spawned madness. Check out "More to Fear" at this location.

"May the Hand that Holds the Match that Will Set this World on Fire be Blessed above All" was released in February on Kaotoxin Records. The album is available as a digital download at site.

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Deserted Fear Posts New Video

German death metallers Deserted Fear have released the official music video for "Nocturnal Frags," taken from their 2012 release "My Empire." The video was shot during the 2013 festival circuit and includes live footage from Party San, Summer Breeze, Extremefest and Nuckstock Open Air. "Nocturnal Frags" is now playing below. "My Empire" was released in September 2012 by FDA Rekotz on CD and digital formats. Vinyl treatment came in March of this year.


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Fear Of Domination Posts New Video

Back in October, Finnish industrial metal band Fear Of Domination had its fans participate in the shooting of its new video "Legion," whose apocalyptic party theme was embellished by the fans dressing up in MadMax/Fallout couture. Dirtstudios was responsible for the filming of the entire video, which was released today.

The Finnish site Radio Rock is streaming the entire five minute "Legion" video, which can be viewed at its website. The track will be part of the "Distorted Delusions" twelve-song release, which will be released on Feb. 7th, 2014.


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Van Canto Premieres New Music Video

A Capella power metal band Van Canto premiered the music video for the new track "Badaboom" over at Metal Injection at this location (also showing in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming new release "Dawn of the Brave," the band's fifth album. The record drops via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

February 7th: GAS/FIN & BENELUX
February 10th: UK/Rest of Europe
February 11th: USA/CAN
February 12th: ESP/SWE/NOR

The track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn of the Brave
2. Fight for Your Life
3. To the 4. Badaboom
5. The Final Countdown (Europe Cover)
6. Steel Breaker
7. The Awakening
8. The Other Ones
9. Holding Out For A Hero (Bonnie Tyler Cover)
10. Unholy
11. My Utopia
12. Into the West (Lord of the Rings Soundtrack Cover)
13. Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)

Check out the video here: More...

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Carcass Streaming Official Video

Carcass has released an official video for the track "Unfit for Human Consumption," a track from its comeback opus "Surgical Steel." The album was released in September via Nuclear Blast records. Watch the video below, as the members of Carcass slowly undergo 'medical procedures' at the hand of the mad surgeon. The doctor is in - Dr. Ken Owen, that is.

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Thaurorod Releases New Music Video "Overboard"

Finnish power act Thaurorod, now featuring Aeon Zen vocalist Andi Kravljaca and with Amberian Dawn members Emppu (guitars) and Joonas Pykälä-aho (drums), released the new music video "Overboard." The song is taken from new album "Anteinferno," which will be released December 20th via NoiseArt Records.

The track list for "Anteinferno" is:

1. Planet X
2. Heart of the Lion (track streaming over here)
3. Overboard
4. Far from Home
5. Victor
6. Marked for Diablo
7. For the Rose to the Grave
8. Anteinferno
9. Path
10. Riders of the Shires

"Overboard," which was directed by Anne Rajala, can be seen here: More...

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Vanden Plas Releases First Trailer For New Album

German progressive metal act Vanden Plas released the first trailer for the upcoming new album "Chronicles of the Immortals - Netherworld." The album is set for release on February 21st in Europe and February 24th in North America via Frontiers Records.

The album is a concept album based on the dark fantasy epic "Chronicles of the Immortals" in cooperation with author Wolfgang Hohlbein. The album's track list is:

VISION 1ne
VISION 2wo - THE BLACK KNIGHT
VISION 3hree - GODMAKER
VISION 4our - MISERY AFFECTION PRELUDE
VISION 5ive - A GHOSTS REQUIEM
VISION 6ix - NEW VAMPYRE
VISION 7ven - THE KING AND THE CHILDREN OF LOST WORLD
VISION 8ight - MISERY AFFECTION
VISION 9ine - SOUL ALLIANCE
Vision 10n - INSIDE

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The Vintage Caravan Releases Third Trailer

Icelandic psychedelic rockers The Vintage Caravan posted a new preview clip for the upcoming release "Voyage." The album is set to drop via Nuclear Blast Records on January 10th (EU) and January 21st (North America).

The track list for "Voyage" is:

1. Craving
2. Let Me Be
3. Do You Remember
4. Expand Your Mind
5. M.A.R.S.W.A.T.T.
6. Cocaine Sally
7. Winterland
8. Midnight Meditation (see lyric video)
9. The King's Voyage
10. Psychedelic Mushroom Man (Bonus track)

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Ankor Releases "The Dark Passenger" Music Video

Spanish act Ankor released a new music video for the track "The Dark Passenger." The song appears on the band's latest and third full length release "Last Song for Venus," which was self-released back in mid-November. You can purchase the release over at this location.

The song was produced by David Sobrino and Ankor and the video directed by Ibon Antuñano. Check it out here:

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Avelion Releases New Lyric Video "Ain't No Down"

Italian melodic metal act Avelion released a new lyric video for the song "Ain't No Down." The song appears on the band's latest EP "Liquid Breathing," which is out now. Also available is the previously released lyric video "Liquid Breath," which can be viewed at this location.

Avelion is:

William Verderi [Lead Vocals]
Gianmarco Soldi [Guitars and Backing Vocals]
Oreste Giacomini [Keyboards]
Mark "Satir" Reggiani [Bass]
Damiano Gualtieri [Drums]

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Eat The Gun Releases New Music Video

Hard rock act Eat The Gun released a new music video for the track "Loner." The song appears on the new release "Stripped To The Bone," which was just issued in North America earlier this month via SPV/Steamhammer as a digital download.

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Ancient Bards Posts Teaser Clip For New Release

Italian symphonic power metal band Ancient Bards released a teaser clip from the upcoming new album "The Black Crystal Sword Saga, Pt. I: Turns to An End." The album is the third release from the band and represents a new fantasy concept story. Expected in 2014, the new release will be produced by DGM/Empyrios guitarist Simone Mularoni.

More information on the album, including exact release date, album artwork and track listing is expected soon.

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Grand Magus Posts Track-By-Track Video #1

Sweden's Grand Magus released the first part in a series of track-by-track videos leading up to the new release "Triumph and Power" next month. The video features mainman JB Christoffersson explaining the first three tracks "On Hooves of Gold," "Steel Versus Steel" and "Fight." The album drops on January 31st (EU), February 3rd (UK) & February 4th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The full track listing is:

1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
3. Fight
4. Triumph And Power (see lyric video)
5. Dominator
6. Arv
7. Holmgång
8. The Naked And The Dead
9. Ymer
10. The Hammer Will Bite
11. Blackmoon (Bonus Track)

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Slipknot Parts Ways With Drummer Joey Jordison

Iowa based collective, Slipknot has announced that the band has parted company with drummer Joey Jordison after almost twenty years. The reasons behind the split remain somewhat unclear, but a post on the band's official website reads as follows:

"To our Maggots and fans around the world,

"It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.

"Thank you,

"The ‘Knot"

Joey Jordison joined The Pale Ones, a band which would become Slipknot, in November of 1995 and was designated the band number, #1, due to him behind the first member to record their parts in the studio. He has appeared on all the group's albums to date and has been involved in several other bands including Murderdolls and most recently, Scar the Martyr, which recently released a self-titled debut album through Roadrunner Records.

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