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Metal News for December 16, 2011

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40 news articles posted on this day.


Fallen Martyr Chats About New Album "Shadows"

Washington D.C. based melodic metal act Fallen Martyr has been hard at work on the new full-length album "Shadows," which will follow the band's praised EP "The Six Roots of True Will."

As work winds down on the album and the band prepares to announce the label releasing "Shadows," I got in touch with guitarist Gabriel Luis to pick his brain on the direction of the new release and find out what Fallen Martyr has been up to over the past year. During our chat Gabriel talked about the mix of melody and brutality on the album, briefly working with Ken Sorceron from Abigail Williams, and the recent trend of dubstep remixes of metal tracks. More...

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Thot Announces European Shows

After almost one year to spread its vegetal noise music all around western Europe, Thot will release a brand new single in January and hit the road again this February 2012 with some gigs in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary.

The "Obscured by the Wind" album is still available on White Leaves Music in very limited edition. The album's 10 tracks are also available in digital format for free or pay what you want download on Bandcamp.

A teaser trailer for the band's upcoming tour can be found below, and the dates are as follows:

11.02.12 - KZ Orfeum, Kadan (Cz)
12.02.12 - Klub Fabrika, Poznan (Pl)
13.02.12 - Klub Muzyczny Liverpool, Wroclaw (Pl)
14.02.12 - Rock Café, Prague (Cz)
15.02.12 - TBA, Bratislava (Sk)
16.02.12 - Szabad az Á, Budapest (Hu)
17.02.12 - Modrý Trpaslík, Ceská Trebová (Cz)
18.02.12 - M-Klub, Valašské Mezirící (Cz) More...

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Loincloth Streaming New Track

Recent Southern Lord Records signees, face-ripping instrumental power trio Loincloth, today unleash another brand new track, titled "Theme," via Cvlt Nation. Borrowed from the band's upcoming full-length, "Iron Balls of Steel," while in actuality the track is only two-and-a-half minutes in length, the band jam a barrage of well-sequenced tech-riffage and pummeling percussion into the track, yielding an entire EP's worth of damage in the one tune alone. Check out "Theme" at this location.

In early November BrooklynVegan premiered two tracks from the record which are still active as well; crank up "Underwear Bomb" and "Sactopus" here.

A thunderous power trio comprised of guitarists Cary Rowells (Confessor) and Tannon Penland (Koszonom), and drummer Steve Shelton (Confessor), Loincloth's first output since 2003 will hit the streets on January 17th via Southern Lord, in the form of their first LP, "Iron Balls of Steel." For more on the band, head over to the Loincloth Facebook profile here.

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Nihil Quest Offering Album As Free Download

Polish hard rock / heavy metal band Nihil Quest has released the full length album "1.1 Splendid Isolation" via iTunes and other digital retailers. The album is also available for a free streaming and download on Jamendo and the official Nihil Quest site.

"If it's even remotely good, it will end up on pirate sites anyway, so we might as well offer this free for people who want to check us out," says vocalist Ian Giedrojc.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Man Made Hell
2. 710
3. Equal
4. Splendid Isolation
5. Mental Slave
6. Choose Life (In Misery)
7. Dead Girls
8. (Also Sprach) Franky
9. Holy Nailhead
10. Chemical Saviour
11. The Last Message

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The Devastated Announces New Tour Dates

Southern California metallers The Devastated will head out on the "F*ck! All Your Friends Tour" with Dr. Acula, Design the Skyline, and on select dates, In Dying Arms. The tour begins on February 1st in Barrington, IL and wraps up on March 7th in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Fans can expect to hear new material taken from the band's upcoming release,"Devil's Messenger." Big news about the Century Media Records debut will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, two songs from Devil's Messenger have already been released and can be heard on the band's Facebook Page.

Details on the run are as follows:

2/1 - Barrington, IL @ The Penny Road Pub
2/2 - Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
2/3 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudville Mews
2/7 - Ogden, UT @ Mojo's Gallery
2/8 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
2/9 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
2/11 - Medford, OR @ Musichead
2/12 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
2/13 - Simi Valley, CA @ Dream 118
2/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hypnotic Lounge
2/16 - Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
2/18 - Las Cruces, NM @ Event Center
2/19 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
2/20 - Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats
2/21 - Houston, TX @ Vinyl Junkie
2/22 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
2/23 - Clarksville, TN @ The Coupe
2/25 - Atlanta, GA @ Swayzes
2/26 - Tampa, FL @ Transition Art Gallery
2/27 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Port Orange Elks
2/28 - Charleston, SC @ Jimbo's Rock Lounge
2/29 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
3/1 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakes
3/2 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdoms
3/3 - Viceland, NJ @ Hangar 84
3/4 - Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
3/5 - Fullerton, PA @ Planet Trog
3/6 - Danbury, CT @ Tuxedo Junction
3/7 - Providence, RI @ PVD Social Club
3/8 - Long Island, NY @ Broadway Bar
3/9 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft

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Dunderbeist Signs With Indie Recordings

Indie Recordings has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Norwegian act Dunderbeist:

"Indie Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Dunderbeist for the release of their new album out on Febuary 3rd in Norway, February 10th in Europe and February 14th in North America.

"Dunderbeist is finally upon their International debut. The seven-headed gentleman is ready to make an everlasting impression on the hard rock/metal world.

"Featuring members from Stonegard (plus several other renowned Norwegian rock/metal bands), Dunderbeist has been building a solid reputation in Norway as one of the strongest live acts and an exciting and innovative band to bring the metal sound to new levels and new generations."

Stay updated about the latest info on Dunderbeist by heading over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location.

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Freya Recording New Album

Syracuse, NY's Freya has entered Moresound studio today to begin the recording process for the band's upcoming new album. Freya has now revealed the title of the album will be "Paragon of the Crucible," and that drums will be tracked with Joseph Murphy. "Paragon of the Crucible" will be the follow-up to "All Hail the End" (reviewed here).

For more on Freya, head over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location. Freya's lineup is as follows:

Karl Buechner (vocals)
Brendon Flynn (guitar)
Thom Turner (guitar)
Joseph Murphy (drums)
Brett Walts (bass)

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Cause For Revelation Announces New Tour Dates

Milwaukee metal/hardcore band Cause For Revelation will be hitting the road for an east coast tour with Society's Plague this winter. The following dates have been announced:

2/3 Buffalo, New York @ Club Diablo
2/4 Rochester, New York @ California Brew Haus
2/5 Brooklyn, New York @ Trash Bar
2/7 Baltimore, Maryland @ Otto Bar
2/8 Richmond, Virginia @ The Canal Club
2/9 Springfield, Virginia @ Jaxx Nite Club
2/10 Raleigh, North Carolina @ Deep South The Bar
2/11 Greensboro, North Carolina @ The Clubhouse

For more info, and tour updates visit the band's Facebook profile here. You can also check out Cause For Revelation's music video for "Destroying Recollections" at this location.

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Nursing Home Panty Raid Cancels Tonight's Show

Witchita, KS based act Nursing Home Panty Raid has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled live show in Lawton tonight:

"Due to unfortunate circumstances we will not be able to make it to Lawton tonight. We are however working to reschedule this show.

"We will have some cool shit coming up soon for all you kids, be patient it's a time of growth and change."

You can also check out Nursing Home Panty Raid's previously posted music video for the song "The Rawk Biter" by navigating over to this location.

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Bolt Thrower Announces Details Of Boltfest

Bolt Thrower has issued the following announcement about setting a date for the upcoming Boltfest:

"All proceeds to go to charity; show set for April 7th, 2012 at the HMV Forum in London. Pay No More than £5.99!

"Obviously you can't charge people to come to your own birthday party, so as soon as we came up with the idea for Boltfest, we decided we should pay all the costs for the event ourselves. We also wanted to use Boltfest as an opportunity to do some good, and turn it into something more than just another show.

"So we've decided to ask everyone to donate £5.99 to charity if they want to come to the party. This way, with your help, we hope Boltfest will raise £10,000 for a good cause!

"The charity we've chosen is Teenage Cancer Trust. We're sadly among the millions whose lives have been affected by this devastating illness, and have seen first-hand the work charities like Teenage Cancer Trust do, and the difference it makes in those difficult times, so we're very happy to be able to support this deserving charity.

"Tickets are limited to 1800 and can be bought at the HMV ticket shop from Friday 16th Dec 09:00 GMT.

"There'll be no service charge, as the HMV Ticket Shop has generously waived these extra costs for this special show. This way ALL the proceeds from the event (minus obligatory 3% PRS) will go to TCT. Check this location for ticket info, news and line-up announcements."

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Surrounded By Monsters Streaming New Song

Texas act Surrounded By Monsters has debuted new music off the upcoming “Novella” release. You can check out the song “You Dirty Rat” in the player below. For more on Surrounded By Monsters, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Drudkh Reveals New Album Details

As previously announced, Drudkh's forthcoming album is entitled "Eternal Turn of the Wheel" and has been scheduled for a February 24th (28th in North America), 2012 release. Here is the cover artwork and track list of the Ukrainian black poets' new offering:

1. Eternal Circle
2. Breath of Cold Black Soil
3. When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls
4. Farewell to Autumn's Sorrowful Birds
5. Night Woven of Snow, Winds and Grey-Haired Star

"Eternal Turn of the Wheel," which reportedly marks a return to the band's roots and early sound, will be available as CD digipak limited to first pressing and vinyl LP with download card. Both can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist's e-shop here.

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Kataklysm Checks In From Hatefest

The Hatefest tour is raging high speed ahead and endless hurting neck muscles are left behind.
J-F and Steph of the death metal masters Kataklysm have given a situation report from the Hatefest front line in a video statement available at this location.

Hatefest features Kataklysm, Triptykon, Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine, Azarath, and Lost Dreams has still has the following dates:

16.12.2011 DE - München, Backstage
17.12.2011 NL - Eindhoven, Effenaar *Eindhoven Metal Meeting*
18.12.2011 DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik

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Nightwish Announces New Album Chart Positions

With the brand new album "Imaginaerum," Nightwish once again won the hearts of fans and reached very good chart positions everywhere. On top, Nightwish entered the charts of the band's home country of Finland again at #1.

Check out what Metalunderground.com had to say about the album at this location.

"Imaginaerum" hit the following chart positions in the indicated countries: More...

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Embreach Posts Video Update

Finland's Embreach has been working on new material for an upcoming release, and the band has now posted a video update online that is available below. Embreach also commented:

"New visuals: fro the latest in Embreachland, check this video update. We also added some pics from our latest demo recording session! Lots of new songs lined up for upcoming release. Gigs soon. All is well!"

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Heights Posts Tour Video

Metal Hammer has posted a new tour video diary online from U.K. act Heights, which can be viewed below. Metal Hammer also commented:

"Awesome new cerebral metallic hardcore band Heights are laying waste to the UK at the mo, and we're bringing you the day by day!"

You can also check out the band's recently posted music video for "The Lost and Alone" by heading over to this location.

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Brutal Truth Shooting New Videos

Brutal Truth has confirmed that the band will be shooting two new videos to coincide with the "End Time" LP this weekend in upstate New York. Again working with Tyson Montrucchio, who previously directed the band's videos for "Sugar Daddy" and "Get A Therapist... Spare the World," this time the crew will be filming new videos for the tracks for "Fuck Cancer" and "Malice" from "End Time." More info will be unveiled in the weeks ahead as the pieces are completed and ready for public disbursement.

While raging in northern New York state for the video shoots this weekend, Brutal Truth has also confirmed a Sunday evening slaughterfest in Williamsville with several local acts. Full info can be found here.

Additionally, Brutal Truth has been named in the latest wave of acts confirmed to storm the annual French outing Hellfest, the three-day binge going down in Clisson, France June 15th through the 17th. On this massive outing the New York grinders will throw down their reefer-ripping blastbeats alongside Hatebreed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Machine Head, Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth and dozens more, in addition to fest headliners Black Sabbath. See the full confirmed lineup to date here.

Details on Brutal Truth's upcoming shows are as follows:

12/18/2011 Club Infinity - Williamsville, NY
6/15-17/2012 Hellfest - Clisson, France

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The Devil's Blood Posts New Teaser Trailer

Dutch occult rockers The Devil's Blood this week offer up a new video clip from "The Thousandfold Epicentre" teaser series. "Die The Death" is the third track from the band's forthcoming full-length. Scheduled for North American release on January 17th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records, "The Thousandfold Epicentre" features 11 tracks produced with the help of Pieter Kloos at Void Studios (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).

Comments band founded SL of the forthcoming release: “The Devil's Blood are pleased to announce the conception of a new Litter to be cast upon the sacrificial flames of the bull-headed God that resides on the plane of Gehenna. Eleven new children shall pass through His flames to become reborn in Chaos. We have taken 11 months to write and two months to record these monsters and to prepare, attach and inscribe the appropriate sigils, ornaments, chimes and bells upon these young-lings before releasing their serpentine malignity upon the world...”

Check out the video clip for "Die The Death" below, or by heading over to the album's landing page at this location. More...

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Valknacht Offers Free Download Of Album

Quebec black metal band Valknacht is offering a free download of it's recent album "Chants de Guerre" at this location. This eight song album is the follow up to the EP "When the Might of the Storm Becomes Mine" from 2009. Here is an uploaded video for the track "Valkyries Still Ride" from the "Chants de Guerre" album. More...

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Massacre Posts Rehearsal Video

As Massacre prepares for it's Army of Darkness Tour starting January 25th in Europe to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the "From Beyond" album, the band has released this third rehearsal of theirs at CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Before starting it's tour, Massacre's only U.S. date will be at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on January 14th. More...

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Watain And More Added To The Rock Band Network

There's a little something for everyone this week in the latest collection of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network, from black metal to power metal and a whole lot in-between. These songs have now landed on the Xbox 360 version of the game:

Powerman 5000 - "V is for Vampire" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "My Retaliation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Hey There Mr. Brooks (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "N9" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect" (80 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Sad Wings" (160 MSP)
Francisco Meza - "Rage and Pain (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Watain - "Underneath the Cenotaph" (160 MSP)

These songs also hit the PS3 edition on 12/20 (North America) and 12/21 (Europe):

Between the Buried and Me - "Selkies: The Endless Obsession" ($1.99)
Powerman 5000 - "Show Me What You've Got" ($1.99)

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The Mentors Announces Tour Dates

The Mentors is set to release it's all-star tribute album "For Those About to Rape" and has just started a west coast tour a few days ago. We have the dates for you below. On the 16th through the 18th, the Mentors' opening act will be San Luis Obispo's Meth Leppard. Sickie Wifebeater has started a new job and cannot tour, so The Mentors will have a replacement for him.

Dec 16th Friday @ The Dome, Bakersfield, CA.
Dec 17th Saturday @ Sweet Springs Saloon, Los Osos, CA.
Dec 18th Sunday @ Audies Olympic, Fresno, CA.
Dec 27th Tuesday @ The Hop, Spokane,WA
Dec 28th Wednesday @ The FunHouse, Seattle, WA.
Dec 29th Thursday @ Tony V's, Everett, WA.
Dec 30th Friday @ Headtails, Kelso,WA.
Dec 31st Saturday @ The Red Room, Portland, OR.
Jan 1st Sunday @ The Backstage, Tacoma, WA..
Jan 4th Wednesday @ On The Y, Sacramento CA.
Jan 5th TBA
Jan 6th Friday @ Hardcore Industries Warehouse, Costa Mesa
Jan 7th Saturday @ Cheyenne Saloon, Las Vegas NV. More...

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La Paz Re-Forms With Singer Doogie White

Scottish hard rock band La Paz has re-formed since splitting in 1988 after a record deal had fallen through. The band has recorded a new album entitled "Granite." The band reunited with its original singer Doogie White, who now fronts both Cornerstone and the legendary U.K. band Tank.

The reformation happened after DJ Tom Russell of 96.3 Rock Radio called Doogie White and asked him if he would do some acoustic numbers at The Garage in Glasgow for Rock Radio's Birthday Bash in January 2008. Doogie agreed and asked La Paz guitarist Chic McSherry to play guitar. The band started to rehearse and decided it was time to create a new LP. The new incarnation is called Doogie White & La Paz.

"Granite" is scheduled for release on February 13, 2012 (EU) and March 6, 2012 (North America) through Metal Mind Records.

1. Too Good To Lose
2. This Boy
3. Lesson In Love
4. Amy
5. Just For Today
6. What Do You Say
7. Still In Love
8. Young And Restless
9. Shame The Devil

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Epysode Posts New Music Video

Belgian progressive metal band Epysode has posted the new music video for the title track from the band's debut release "Obsessions," which was released this year through AFM Records.

Check out the video here:

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Reign Of Vengeance Releases Christmas Songs

Reign of Vengeance has just released two Christmas tunes via Brain Damage Music. The songs, death metal versions of "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman," can both be previewed on iTunes. Reign of Vengeance recently put out it's album, "Disemboweling Swine," and is set to embark on the Arctic Brutality and Bloodshed Mini-Tour with Turbid North in the latter part of January. More...

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Terrorizer Reveals "Hordes Of Zombies" Details

L.A. grindcore act Terrorizer has revealed the cover artwork for the band's new album "Hordes of Zombies," which can be viewed below. "Hordes of Zombies" is set for release on February 24th (28th in North America), and has the following track listing:

1. Intro
2. Hordes of Zombies
3. Ignorance and Apathy
4. Subterfuge
5. Evolving Era
6. Radiation Syndrome
7. Flesh to Dust
8. Generation Chaos
9. Broken Mirrors
10. Prospect of Oblivion
11. Malevolent Ghosts
12. Forward to Annihilation
13. State of Mind
14. A Dying Breed

Terrorizer was also covered earlier this year in our "Sunday Old School" column, which can be found at this location.

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As The Sky Darkens Reveals New Artwork

Colorado's As The Sky Darkens is currently in the process of recording new songs to appear on an upcoming release titled "Unraveling & Anchors." The band has now revealed the artwork for the release, which can be viewed below. To hear tracks available for streaming from As The Sky Darkens, head over to the band's Facebook profile or Reverbnation page.

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Aggressor To Self-Release Sophomore Album

Canadian thrashers Aggressor will self-release the sophomore LP "Beyond All Reckoning" on February 2, 2012 through the band's online store. The band will play a CD release show with Diemonds, Fatality, and Shotgun Cure on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Sneaky Dee's in Toronto, ON.

Check out samples of Aggressor's music on the official Facebook Page.

The album art and track listing for "Beyond All Reckoning" is as follows:

1. What is Me
2. Justice Lost
3. Staring Down at You
4. More to Discover
5. Unknown
6. The Wanderer
7. Unto The World
8. I Am the Locust
9. Redemption (First Eyes Awake)

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Catalepsy Posts Recording Footage

Florida's Catalepsy has posted a studio video clip online from the band's time working on the new track "Westboro," which can be viewed below. "Westboro" will be released online on December 27th, 2011.

In conjunction with the upcoming song, Catelpsy has also released a "Fuck the Westboro Baptist Church" shirt, which can be viewed below. More...

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Iron Fire Posts Song Teaser For New Track "Taken"

Danish power metal band Iron Fire has posted a new teaser for the song "Taken," which appears on the band's seventh full length LP "Voyage Of The Damned," which is scheduled for release on January 27, 2012 through Napalm Records.

The album art and track listing for "Voyage of the Damned" is as follows:

1. The Dark Beyond
2. Enter Oblivion OJ-666
3. Taken
4. Slaughter of Souls
5. Leviathan
6. The Final Odyssey
7. Ten Years In Space
8. Voyage of the Damned
9. With Different Eyes
10. Dreams of the Dead Moon
11. Verge to Collide
12. Realm of Madness

Check out "Taken" here: More...

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Hate Profile Streaming New Album's Title Track

Italian act Hate Profile has posted the title track online from the new album "The Soul Proceeds." You can check out the song in the player below or by heading over to the Hate Profile Reverbnation page.

The track listing for "The Soul Proceeds" is as follows:

1. The Great Outrage
2. Spiritual Death
3. The Soul Proceeds
4. Among the Dead
5. Hearts in Turmoil
6. He
7. Cosmos Violation
8. Entropic Chaos Release
9. Ancestral Abode - Hyperborea More...

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Exhumed Comments On Shows With Aborted

Goregrind overlords Exhumed are pleased to announce four Brazilian shows this Winter with Aborted, which will mark the band's first time ever in the country. The short but epic run will commence on February 17th, 2012 and hit Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre. Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey:

"We are beyond psyched to head to Brazil for the first time. We've been getting letters and emails from folks down there for years and it is going to be awesome to finally be able to play for those maniacs south of the equator. I know they're ready for some serious gore fucking metal and we can't wait to deliver it to them!"

Exhumed's shows with Aborted are as follows:

2/17/2012 Music Hall - Belo Horizonte, MG
2/18/2012 Hangar 110 - São Paulo, SP
2/19/2012 Hangar Bar - Curitiba, PR
2/20/2012 Bar Opinião - Porto Alegre, RS

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Persona Non Grata Discusses New Album

Persona Non Grata's new album "Quantum Leap" - produced by John Ioannidis and Chris Gatsos - was recorded, mixed and mastered at the Goldmine Studios in Athens, with Marina Tzima responsible for the design and the artwork. The band's vocalist Aris has now opened up about the background of the album:

"The idea of Quantum Leap came from the following example: Some people think that a quantum leap is a particularly large leap.

"This is incorrect or better it's not completely correct. In fact, in quantum physics, where the expression came from, a quantum leap is usually a very tiny leap indeed, often smaller than the diameter of the nucleus of an atom.

"But the major characteristic that makes a leap 'quantum' is that this leap from A to B point is made without passing through any of the points between A and B.

"Imagine that you enter a bus in A-city. You sit in your seat, and the bus is instantly transported to your destination of B-city. You just made a quantum leap. The bus didn't pass through any point between A-city and B-city.

"Now, in real life you can't see a 'quantum leap' just because it really does not exist. So, why is this all related with PERSONA NON GRATA? More...

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I The Breather Posts Studio Update Video

Christian metalcore act I The Breather have posted a studio update video for the band's forthcoming, yet untitled, sophomore release for Sumerian Records. After recording the new album, the band is will embark on a North American tour with August Burns Red.

Check out the video here:

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Psycroptic Streaming New Track

Aussie technical death metal outfit Psycroptic is streaming the new track "Carriers of the Plague" (heard below) from the forthcoming LP "The Inherited Repression," which is scheduled for release on February 7, 2012 (North America) February 10, 2012 (EU) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "The Inherited Repression" is as follows:

1. Carriers of the Plague
2. Forward to Submission
3. Euphorinasia
4. The Throne of Kings
5. Unmasking the Traitors
6. Become the Cult
7. From Scribe to Ashes
8. Deprivation
9. The Sleepers Have Awoken

Check out "Carriers of the Plague" here:

PSYCROPTIC - Carriers of the Plague by NuclearBlastRecords

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Lacuna Coil Streaming New Track "Kill The Light"

Italy's Lacuna Coil is streaming the new song "Kill The Light" (heard below) from the band's upcoming album "Dark Adrenaline," which is scheduled for release through Century Media Records on January 24, 2012.

The band recently released the new music video for the album's first single "Trip The Darkness," which can be seen at this location.

The track listing for "Dark Adrenaline" is as follows:

1. Trip The Darkness
2. Against You
3. Kill the Light
4. Give Me Something More
5. Upsidedown
6. End of Time
7. I Don't Believe in Tomorrow
8. Intoxicated
9. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
11. Fire
12. My Spirit

Check out "Kill The Light" here:

LACUNA COIL - Kill The Light by Century Media Records

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Battle Beast Offers Free Download Of New Track

Finnish traditional metal band Battle Beast is offering a free download of the song "Enter The Metal World" at this location. The song is from the debut LP "Steel," originally released through Hype Productions this past April and which will be reissued on Nuclear Blast on January 27, 2012. The band recently released a music video for the track, which can be seen at this location.

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Angelus Apatrida Recording New LP

Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida has entered Ultrasound Studios in Moita, Portugal, together with producer Daniel Cardoso (Anathema) and sound engineer Hugo Andrade, to record the follow up to the band's 2010 release "Clockwork." This LP, yet untitled, is targeted for release before the summer of 2012 through Century Media Records.

The band is recording ten new tracks and two bonus tracks. Song titles include "It's Rising!", "You Are Next", "Blood On The Snow", "Violent Dawn" and "Still Corrupt". The band will also record a special cover track. The album artwork will be created by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Firewind, The Crown), who's currently finishing the last details.

Guitarist Guillermo Izquierdo had the following comments on the album: "We are working on an album that’s gonna be, without any shade of doubt, our most mature material. This time we have been able to do a pre-production of the whole record with Daniel Cardoso and it turned out to add a fresher taste in both the music and vocal melodies."

More details on the album are expected shortly.

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Eluveitie Posts "Helvetios" Album Trailer

Swiss folk band Eluveitie posted a video trailer for the upcoming "Helvetios" LP, the band's fifth full length album, which is due out on February 10, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Helvetios" is as follows:

1. Prologue
2. Helvetios
3. Luxtos
4. Home
5. Santonian Shores
6. Scorched Earth
7. Meet The Enemy
8. Neverland
9. A Rose For Epona
10. Havoc
11. The Uprising
12. Hope
13. The Siege
14. Alesia
15. Tullianum
16. Uxellodunon
17. Epilogue

Check out the trailer here:

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