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Metal News for December 20, 2012

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Abriosis Releases New Track

Abriosis has just released the first new track of refined aggressive dissonance from upcoming EP, "Vessel." The "Crypsis" track is available for streaming in the player below or free download via SoundCloud here.

Abriosis comments: "Crypsis, the opening track on Vessel, gets 2 thumbs up for being Fast and Furious, says Vin Diesel."

As a follow-up to the 2011 full-length album "Tattered and Bound," Vancouver death metal band Abriosis will release the "Vessel" EP on February 1st, 2013. According to a press release, the EP "merges disorienting waves of sonic violence with an ever-present thunderous pulse. Though short and sweet, this EP hits hard; representing the latest evolution in the band’s signature progressive death metal sound."

"Vessel" marks the first Abriosis recording to feature the band's new vocalist, Alxs Ness (ex-Without Mercy). In keeping with tradition, the band plans to release the digital version of the EP entirely for free via the Abriosis website. More...

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Metal Blade Showcase Tracks/Interviews Available

Back on September 15th, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V teamed up to bring you the label's showcase featuring Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim for a free matinee show at the Glasshouse in Pomona, Calif.

Scion A/V had a crew on hand to conduct video interviews with each of the bands and record the showcase for a free limited 7" release and digital download/stream featuring a track each from Gypsyhawk and Pilgrim.

Head over to AOL Noisecreep here to download (or stream) the digital copy of the 7" and to check out the video interviews. You can also check out the music and one of the interview clips below. More...

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Godhunter Announces Winter Tour Dates

Tucson sludgetroopers Godhunter recently wrapped-up filming a self-financed video for the crushing anthem “Wolves Of The North.” After making its initial appearance on the band’s 2011-released "Wolves" EP, more recently “Wolves Of The North” reared its ugly head on Godhunter’s self-released split 7” with hometown cohorts Inoculara.

The split was pressed on off-white wax, with cover artwork by Matt "Zip" Howard, and interior art by Hoss, limited to only three-hundred hand-numbered copies. The video is currently going through final edits in preparation for its release in January.

The “Wolves Of The North” video will be released just in time for Godhunter’s newly-confirmed 2013 Winter Tour, sponsored by Acid Reflux Records and Earsplit. Broken into multiple treks between mid-January and mid-March, the quartet will thunder through the Southwestern states and then head back down towards the Gulf Coast, on the way to raid SXSW 2013 for several dates before trekking back to Arizona. Further confirmations will be announced as the dates are finalized in the coming weeks.

Godhunter also confirms that indie label Moshpit Tragedy will be re-releasing the "Wolves" EP digitally, and will also be handling the digital sales of the act’s upcoming "City Of Dust" LP later in 2013. The proceeds from these digital sales will be donated to an animal-based charity. The band will enter Arcane Digital Studios in Chandler, Arizona (Exhumed, Misery Index, Phobia) this Summer with producer Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Unruh) to record "City Of Dust," a concept album about life and death in a decaying desert shithole of a hometown. More...

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Cognition Posts "Jingle Bells Metal"

Norway's Cognition has independently released the single "Jingle Bells Metal," which can be heard in the player below or purchased in digital format via CD Baby here. You can also check out more music from Cognition over at Spotify.com.

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Phantom Streaming "Keepers Of The Flame"

Phantom, the band featuring former members of Ash Lee Blade, will be opening the February 9th Toronto show for the North American tour eaturing Turisas, Firewind, and Stolen Babies. The band has also posted another track online from the upcoming debut EP.

Check out "Keepers of the Flame" below, or hear the previously posted title track "The Powers That Be" at this location. Phantom also commented:

"Ok Phantoms! A bit of an update on the debut EP. IT'S DONE!!! Mixed, mastered, and ready to press. That being said we really wanted it for this weekends show, but unfortunately can't. BUT, we will have it pressed and online in mid January. Why not start 2013 (if we're still here) off with some Phantom! In the mean time enjoy KEEPERS OF THE FLAME!"

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Negator Enters The Studio

Negator has announced a limited 7“ release of "The Great Atrocities" in white vinyl through EMP. The vinyl also comes with a dark grey logo shirt and is limited to only 200 copies worldwide.

Negator also hit the the studio last week to being recording a forthcoming album (check out a snapshot from the studio below). Mastering is set to take place in January, 2013 with more details to be announced in the near future. More...

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Eyes Set To Kill Streaming "True Colors" Demo

Last week, Eyes Set To Kill announced that upon reaching 1 million "likes" on Facebook the band would release a demo of the song "True Colors."

As of today, the number has been reached and the song has now been released. Fans can stream and download the "True Colors" demo right here.

Eyes Set To Kill will be going into the studio early next year with producer Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence) to work on a new album and debut for Century Media Records. You can also catch Eyes Set To Kill live:

12/28/12 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
12/29/12 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

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Today Is The Day Announces North American Tour

Today is the Day will embark on a North American tour this March and April, and has unleashed the first wave of confirmed dates today.

The band's upcoming brutal voyage will begin in the Northeast and storm south across the country on the way to SXSW for this year’s official ToneDeaf Touring showcase alongside Orange Goblin, KEN Mode, Mondo Generator and more. After the festivities in Austin the outfit will continue a clockwise path of chaos up through the Northwest and Midwest U.S. and into Canada.

Support for Today Is The Day throughout most of the venture will be provided by Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. But Black Tusk will drop from the trek after a month on the road, and will be replaced by a special guest to be announced shortly.

Additional American and Canadian shows and more action for this year’s SXSW and more will be confirmed soon as well. Stay tuned. Dates are as follows: More...

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Ghost Reveals New Album Details

After posting the new song "Secular Haze" online, Ghost has now revealed the band's second full length album will be entitled “Infestissumam” and is due out in the spring of 2013.

This album will follow the debut "Opus Eponymous" (reviewed here) and the track listing is:

1. Infestissumam
2. Per Aspera ad Inferi
3. Secular Haze
4. Jigolo har Megiddo
5. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
6. Year Zero
7. Idolatrine
8. Body and Blood
9. Depth of Satan’s Eyes
10. Monstrance Clock

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Terror Announces New Album/Tour Dates

This February 2013, Terror will co-headline a tour with H2O. Featuring Backtrack and Code Orange Kids as support, the trek begins in Washington, DC and weaves throughout North America before ending in Richmond, VA. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

After releasing 2010's "Keepers of the Faith," Terror is now ready to give fans a new album next year. Recorded by Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory, Shai Hulud) and mixed by Matt Hyde (Hatebreed, Slayer), this upcoming full-length, "Live By The Code," will be due out in early 2013-- stay tuned for more news about this release coming soon. More...

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Neurosis Announces Vinyl Details For New Album

Neurosis continues to confirm new live actions in support of the band’s tenth studio opus, "Honor Found In Decay."

Following recent announcements on the outfit’s upcoming performances in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle, Neurosis has just proclaimed additional 2013 on-stage manifestations, with new shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia planned for January, as well as Denver and Austin in February. Support acts for these new concerts are all being confirmed now, in addition to even more live performances.

The band has also been confirmed for 2013’s installment of the massive Hellfest in Clisson, France. The immense gathering runs from June 21st through 23rd, and will see Neurosis sharing the stage with Kiss, ZZ Top, Down, Bad Religion, At The Gates, Kreator and hundreds more.

A release date and further details on the vinyl edition of "Honor Found In Decay" have also been disclosed this week. This deluxe 2xLP pressing of the album will be unleashed February 5th in North America, February 8th in Germany/Benelux/Finland, and February 11th in the UK/World, via Relapse Records/Neurot Recordings, and will be packaged in a gorgeous Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket and accompanied by a stunning 16-page LP-sized booklet.

The audio was cut directly from the original studio master tapes and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, which will be available in five different colors: 2000 on black, 1000 on translucent smoke grey, 500 on translucent yellow, 500 on translucent orange, and 100 on clear, not available to the public. More...

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Theocracy To Play Full New Album At Fundraiser

Theocracy is happy to announce plans to play the entire "As the World Bleeds" album on February 15th, 2013 at the "Sanctuary From the Streets" fundraiser in Nashville, TN. Vocalist Matt Smith explains:

"We kicked around the idea of trying to make this happen a few months ago, because we always loved the idea. A lot of people seemed as excited about it as we were, so it just became a matter of trying to find the right place and time to make it happen. Once the 'Sanctuary From the Streets' idea was presented to us and started taking shape, it seemed like the perfect time. We are all honored to be asked to participate in something for such a great cause, and hopefully this will help make a night that already promises to be very special even more special.

"We will be performing As the World Bleeds front to back in its entirety, and we have another surprise or two up our sleeves as well that you will NOT want to miss. Who knows if or when this will ever happen again, so if there was ever a show worth roadtripping to, this is it! We can't wait to share the stage with InnerSiege and Oblivion Myth and enjoy a great night of music for a wonderful cause."

The Rutledge Live Music Venue
410 4th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201-2212
Friday, February 15th, 2013
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
Tickets $10 / Age 18+ More...

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Metallica Announces Next Orion Music Festival

Back in June Metallica hosted the inaugural Orion Music + More festival, which included 22 bands and a variety of comedy and lifestyle elements. The band has now announced the next edition will be coming to Detroit, MI on June 8th and 9th, 2013.

No bands have been confirmed at this point, but a brief teaser trailer can be viewed at this location, and you can stay up to date on what's happening with the festival via the event's website here.

In related news, Metallica recently took control of the masters of past material and launched its own label, Blackened Recordings.

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Circle Takes The Square Releasing Album Tomorrow

Georgia’s experimental, apocalyptic punk rock band Circle Takes The Square has announced the new album "Decompositions: Volume 1" will be released tomorrow, December 21st via the band’s own Gatepost Recordings. The album will be available digitally for a “pay what you like” price via Bandcamp here.

Over two years in the making, "Decompositions: Volume 1" is CTTS’s first new album in over eight years, a follow up to 2004’s "As the Roots Undo." Stream "Chapter I: RITES OF INITIATION" from "Decompositions: Volume 1" in the player below.

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Anthony Stubelek at Rockstudio in Brunswick, GA, "Decompositions: Volume I" is a collection of songs comprised of three central musical narratives. Each composition maintains its own identity and story arc, while also playing an integral role in the overarching plotline that unfolds throughout the Decompositions’ two chapters. The following press release was issued about the album: More...

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Tethered To A Dying Animal Posts New Video

Tethered To A Dying Animal (doom/sludge/noise from the creator of funeral doom act The Howling Void) has released a second brand new music video from the band's upcoming demo. Check out the video for the song "Smile" below, or watch the previously posted "Car Crash" clip at this location.

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Sons of Tonatiuh Releases New Video

Sons of Tonatiuh bring some slow-roasted sludge sorcery to the screen today via Metal Injection with a video for “Parade Of Sorrow,” the title track to the band's current full-length, out now through Hydro-Phonic Records. Check out the video right here or in the player below.

The production was created by Philip Flock in October of 2012 and depicts a world gone critically wrong. Comments the band in a collective statement: "With forgotten souls of the past and the indifference of the future, we continue to inch our way into a void of emptiness and self contempt for humankind. This video is a reflection of that worthlessness we have worked so hard to achieve as a society."

Sons of Tonatiuh released the riff procession that is "Parade Of Sorrow" this Summer, which was recorded in Athens, Georgia by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk. The album can be streamed in its entirety via Bandcamp here. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Announces North American Tour

The U.K.'s infamous heavy metal act, Cradle of Filth, has announced a headlining February/March North American tour with The Faceless, Decapitated, and The Agonist. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

VIP packages for most dates will go on sale tomorrow (12/21) through ArtistArena.com at this location. Each package includes a meet-and-greet with the band, signed Cradle of Filth poster and commemorative VIP laminate. General ticket information for Cradle of Filth "North American Tour 2013" is available online here.

Cradle of Filth is touring in support of "The Manticore and Other Horrors" (reviewed here), its 10th studio release, out now on Nuclear Blast. More...

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Heaven's Cry Streaming Remastered Track

Canadian progressive metallists Heaven's Cry are streaming the track "Gaia's Judgement" from the remixed and remastered reissue of debut album, "Food for Thought Substitute," exclusively through BraveWords.com. Check out the song through the Knuckle Tracks player right here.

"Food For Thought Substitute" and the group's follow-up, "Primal Power Addiction," will both be reissued on January 8, following the band's recently released comeback album "Wheels of Impermanence."

Both reissues feature revamped artwork and have been newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Kataklysm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X). You can pre-order both albums at the Prosthetic IndieMerch store here. Tracks from the new album "Wheels of Impermanence" are also available below. More...

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Landmine Marathon Re-Records Tracks w/New Vocalist

Arizona grinders Landmine Marathon recently re-recorded two songs -- "Bile Towers" and "Dead Horses" -- with new vocalist Krysta Martinez (Transient), which are now available digitally worldwide.

Guitarist Ryan Butler commented, "We are so excited to be working with Krysta. She's breathing new life into the band, has brought a new level of power to our tracks and is a pleasure to be around. I am really excited for 2013 and releasing new material, but these tracks are a great idea of where the future will lead us."

Landmine Marathon's next scheduled performance is alongside Napalm Death, Phobia, Macabre, Disgorge, and Dying Fetus at Mexico's Obscene Extreme festival in late March.

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Holy Grail To Join Anthrax, Exodus On Tour

Los Angeles based heavy rockers' Holy Grail have officially confirmed their participation in the upcoming Metal Alliance tour alongside Anthrax, Exodus, and Municipal Waste. Specific dates will be announced shortly.

The group will be out in support of the upcoming release "Ride The Void," due out on January 22nd in North America. Check out the band's latest track-by-track video for the album below: More...

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Naglfar Cancels Upcoming Live Appearance

Sweden's Naglfar has issued the following announcement about canceling an upcoming live performance due to Kristoffer Olivius experiencing a medical issue:

"Due to complications from a ruptured eardrum, Kris is on doctors orders not to participate in any livea ctivites whatsoever for the coming month.

"So unfortunately we are hereby forced to cancel our participation in this year's edition of Satans Convention in Speyer, Germany. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and hope to be able to make it up to you in a not too distant future. All other lived ates are still confirmed."

For more info on upcoming Naglfar shows, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Ferocity Posts In-Studio Video

The recent Deespend Records-signees in Ferocity have issued the following announcement about posting an in-studio video clip:

"Our new album is currently being mixed and mastered and is very close to being finished as the holiday season approaches! So, here's a little present from us to you: a studio video diary from our recording of the album! Enjoy!"

The band's new album is due out next year. You can also check out the recently posted "Son of Sam" track over at this location.

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Edge Of Attack Streaming New Song "In Hell"

No good could possibly come out of the frigid Northern lands of Alberta, you say? Well, sorry to tell you, there’s an exception to every rule. Enter smoldering power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack.

Combining haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming and choral and symphonic arrangements with surprising depth, Edge of Attack has not only taken the metal scene by storm, but also by surprise. Or, as Nuclear Fallout Radio puts its: “Edge of Attack is the near perfect combination anyone should be looking for in a modern Hard Rock/Metal band. That’s why this album is getting our very first A+ in 5 1/2 years.”

Having been featured in Revolver magazine, you’d think the band has surely been around for years, but truth be told, they’ve accomplished all this while releasing no more than two singles. Today we're proud to premiere a new single from the band for the track "In Hell," which will be appearing on the band's upcoming self-titled album, due out February 19th, 2013.

Check out "In Hell" through the widget below (the song may take a few moments to load after hitting "play"). You can also watch the previously posted music video for "Forever" at this location.

Representing the changes that have taken place and the reinvention of Edge of Attack’s sound, the self-titled album, which was produced by guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple himself and is soon to be released with Spread the Metal Records, is according to the band "a reawakening and rebirthing of power metal with thrash creeping its way into the picture." Pre-orders are now available here and the track listing is:

1. In Hell
2. The Haunting
3. Demon (Of The Northern Seas)
4. Take Me Alive
5. In The Night
6. Edge of Attack
7. Forever
8. Rise Above
9. The Damned
10. Set The World Aflame More...

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The Omega Experiment Signs With Listenable

Michigan's The Omega Experiment has posted the following announcement online about inking a deal with Listenable Records:

"The cat's out the bag y'all. WE'VE SIGNED WITH Listenable records!!! This label was the place where bands like Gojira, Soilwork, Aborted, and Textures got there start, and is also the home of Gorod, Sybreed, and many more. Look for a re-release of the debut in late February/early March, and a new album in the future. We're extremely excited for our future with them!"

Listenable also issued the following statement about the deal: "We're very proud to introduce prog metal mongers The Omega Experiment! Very few of the younger bands have shown so much enthusiasm and passion for the music they enjoy listening and playing with so much professionalism and we fully support that!

"Michigan's The Omega Experiment describes their sound as 'heavy guitars, euphoric synths and rich layered vocals come together to create a wall of progressive rock lushness.' and was founded by duo Dan Wieten and Ryan Aldridge. Like their fellow modern prog artists, The Omega Experiment create a massive sound with home equipment and have no fear of experimentation and rule breaking. More...

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Helstar Recruits Fill-In Bassist Mike LePond

Helstar has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming live activity and recruiting Mike LePond as a fill-in bassist:

"It's been a few months since we've issued an update and there are several news items we'd like to share with you HEL-Raisers on what to expect in 2013!

"As many of you know, early in the new year we will set sail from Miami onboard the largest floating heavy metal festival '70,000 Tons of Metal'. We are proud to have been invited and look forward to this awesome opportunity, but why stop there? Since we'll be in the area, we decided to schedule several onshore gigs in Florida as well! Our first stop is the city once described as the 'damnedest town this side of Hell' a.k.a. Tampa, at the legendary Brass Mug on Saturday, January 26th, followed by the Metal Cruise Pre-Party (also featuring FLOTSAM & JETSAM) at Miami's Grand Central on Sunday, January 27th. After we return from the high seas of metal, we're heading southeast of Orlando to the city of Melbourne, where we'll wrap up on Saturday, February 2nd at The County Line Saloon.

"On a more somber note, after several years of enduring a stomach-related illness, our bassist, Jerry Abarca, continues to fight an unrelenting battle to regain his health and will take an extended break from the band for the foreseeable future. We had all hoped that he would have fully recovered by now, but the reality is that he is still very ill. This was made painfully obvious to us on our recent tour of Europe when he had to be hospitalized again and missed the biggest show of the entire run. More...

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Sarcofago Inducted Into Decibel Hall Of Fame

Greyhaze Records has announced that in the January issue of Decibel Magazine (currently available) the seminal black/death/thrash band Sarcófago was inducted into the magazine's Hall of Fame for its infamous 1987 release "INRI." The seven-page interview delves deeply into the band's blasphemous history and gives a rare glimpse into the inner workings of this immensely influential Brazilian extreme metal outfit. The Decibel Hall of Fame induction coincides with that album's 25th anniversary.

Conducted by Decibel scribe Chris Dick, the interview includes detailed accounts that actually were missing links into the whole fabric of the original aesthetics and sound of black and death Metal including the origins of the blast-beat itself, explained by the band's drummer DD Crazy. The interview also provides an inside look into one of the most legendary metal scenes in the world: that of the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. That location not only spawned this month's inductees, but also metal titans Sepultura as well as a slew of bands that are today counted as integral parts in the beginnings of extreme black and death metal.

All four original members of Sarcófago (Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier, Gerald "Incubus" Minelli, Zeder "Butcher" and Eduardo "DD Crazy" give their point of view on all aspects surrounding the recording of "INRI." There is no shortage of high alcohol consumption, total debauchery, fist-fights, and unrelenting anti-religious angst. The story also features statements by Fenriz (Darkthrone), Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates), and Matt Harvey (Exhumed) recounting their experience and praise for Sarcófago's "INRI."

"INRI" was originally released by classic underground label Cogumelo Records in 1987 and is today available in North America via Greyhaze Records under official license. Read the full Sarcofago article over at this location.


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VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC Posts Tour Dates

Austrian slamming goregrind trio VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC (Vaginal Penetration Of An Amelus With A Musty Carrot) is teaming with the nihilistic Dutch one-man goregrind terrorist of Anal Penetration and Kaotoxin records French label-mates Infected Society for the Raw Nerve Webzine sponsored roadkill extravaganza titled the "Snuff Fetish Infection Tour" coming to the UK, France and Belgium from January 23rd through the 28th. They are also coming together for the release of an alike-titled limited edition split-tape/digital EP made of previously unreleased material mastered by Dan O'Hare of Total Fucking Destruction at Mark-It-Zero studio, the tour dates which follow below:

January 23rd 2013 - UK - London - Unicorn
January 24th 2013 - UK - Bristol - Gryphon
January 25th 2013 - UK - Leeds - Royal Park Cellar's Music
January 26th 2013 - FR - Valenciennes - Igel Rock (w/ Unsu)
January 27th 2013 - BE - Oostende - OHK
January 28th 2013 - BE - Liège - Inside Out


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ArmyOfOneTV Posts Undivided Interview

Members of the metal band Undivided spoke to ArmyOfOneTV on Dec 15th at The Loft in Poughkeepsie when they were supporting Marc Rizzo of Soulfly. The band discussed its third European tour with Pro-Pain and the European scene versus the American scene among other things. Previously, Undivided toured Europe in 2009 and 2011 respectively and now they are getting ready for a new tour in 2013. Watch the chat below.

The band released a video for the song "Why You Running" that comes off its newest album "No One's Safe" released in 2011. The video contains live footage of Undivided's previous European tour with Pro-Pain in 2011, and can be watched at this location.

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Devil's Train Begin Work On Sophomore Album

Devil's Train, the hard rock/traditional metal act fronted by Mystic Prophecy vocalist R.D. Liapakis, have begun the writing process for the follow up to the band's debut self-titled album that was released earlier this year. The album will be recorded at Prophecy & Music Factory Studios in Germany once again and will be produced by Liapakis. The release will come via earMusic/Edel.

Liapakis commented: " .... once again, it will be a feast of Pure Rock 'n' Roll, with all the heaviness, and, as always, full of heart and soul ... But at the same time we feel like we are taking everything to the next level, in terms of composition, flavor and edge ... The four of us have a great chemistry together, and this will show once more, only a lot more ... "

Along with Liapakis, Devil's Train includes drummer Jörg Michael (Ex-Stratovarius) and bassist Jari Kainulainen (Ex-Evergrey/Ex-Stratovarius). The band is also in the process of scheduling new live dates for 2013.

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Gloryhammer Unveils Album Art & Track Listing

Power metal act Gloryhammer, the brainchild of Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes, unveiled the album art and track listing for the band's debut LP "Tales from the Kingdom of Fife." The album is set for release on March 29, 2013 through Napalm Records. There will also be a "Limited First Pressing Heroic Edition" of the album, presented in a luxurious digipak format with alternate artwork, featuring the bonus track "Wizards!."

Bowes had the following comments:

"Greetings my friends and fellow warriors, today we can announce that GLORYHAMMER's debut abum 'Tales from the Kingdom of Fife' will be released on March 29th 2013, through Napalm Records. We are also thrilled to show to you the album artwork, painstakingly handcrafted by Dan Goldsworthy (responsible for the album covers of ACCEPT, HELL, SYLOSIS, and many more). The art depicts the great hero Angus McFife, questing valiantly through the frozen highlands, wielding the Hammer of Glory. A truly magnificent piece, I'm sure you'll agree."

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Anstruther's Dark Prophecy
2. The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee
3. Angus McFife
4. Quest for the Hammer of Glory
5. Magic Dragon
6. Silent Tears of Frozen Princess
7. Amulet of Justice
8. Hail to Crail
9. Beneath Cowdenbeath
10. The Epic Rage of Furious Thunder
11. Wizards! (Bonus Track - First Pressing Only) More...

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Zombie Inc. Posts New Music Video

Austrian death metal band Zombie Inc. posted a new music video for "Horrow Fills This Hollow Earth." The song appears on the band's debut LP "A Dreadful Disease," which was issued in 2011 via Massacre Records. Zombie Inc. features two members from Hollenthon, vocalist Martin Schirenc and bassist Martin Arzberger, in addition to Ex-Belphegor drummer Tomasz "Nefastus" Janiszewski.

Check out "Horror Fills This Hollow Earth" here:

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Ruinside Bassist Passes Away

Finnish metal band Ruinside announced today that bass player Lauri Aitonurmi was killed in a car accident on December 14, 2012. Aitonurmi had previously played bass with the thrash act Garm and joined Ruinside in 2009. The band recently released the debut full length release "The Hunt" back at the tail end of October through Mighty Music.

On the band's official Facebook Page the following post was made:

"R.I.P. Lauri Aitonurmi

"Our beloved friend and bassist Lauri Aitonurmi passed away on December 14th 2012 in a car accident. We will remember him as a very bright person who always shared good spirit around him. Ruinside wants to wish strength and hope for Lauri’s family, his wife and little boy. Lauri will live in our hearts and in our music. Rest in peace, friend."

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Invicta Debuts New Video Now, New Album In 2013

The Nashville-based progressive metal band “Invicta” (featured in an edition of Unearthing The Metal Underground) has announced the debut of a new music video (see below) for the first single from a new album, due out in January of 2013. Along with the music video for “The Peripheral Sound,” the band also announced the addition of two new instrumentalists to the band in an exclusive interview with MetalUnderground.com’s Frank Serafine.

The band’s first album, “Split by the Sun,” was recorded in Cleveland by acclaimed producer Tony Gammalo (Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Misery Signals) and the band has since undergone several lineup changes with regards to their drummers, bassists, and second guitarists. Now solidified, the band looks to break through to a larger audience with an even more progressive sophomore release, detailed by vocalist and co-writer Mike Schii.


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By Brute Force Posts Official Video

German extreme metal band By Brute Force has just released its official video for the track "High Tide Neighbourhood," which comes from its new album "Breakdown the Masses." That album was just issued via Rotten Roll Rex/Sevared Records. By Brute Force already has a gig confirmed for the Grindcore Brigade Oberberg 8 years Birthday Party on March 16th, 2013 at UTC+01 in Gummersbach, Germany. Visit the band's Facebook page for more information.

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Rotting Repugnancy Streaming Songs

U.K. extreme metal band Rotting Repugnancy recently added drummer Colin Wood, who joined guitarist Harry and bassist Iain to make it a trio. Rotting Repugnancy just issued its debut album "Divine Heresy" on Sevared Records. Below are a couple of their songs, "Usurper Destroyer" and "A Mistake on My Part." The band has toured Europe and played open air festivals many times on bills with bands ranging from Napalm Death to Putrid Pile.

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