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Metal News for December 24, 2011

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24 news articles posted on this day.

Bermuda Posts Studio Clip

Southern California act Bermuda has posted a studio update online showing the band's time recording a new album to be released via Mediaskare Records. The album is currently in the final mixing process, with further details to be announced as they are made available. Check out the clip below, or check out more details on Bermuda at this location.

The band also commented on its sound and direction:

"Bermuda is a band from Southern California, blending progressive metal, Nu-hardcore,and brutal death metal. This music is for the lost, the broken, the hurt, the angry, the unloved....you are NEVER alone. WE ARE WITH YOU."

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Beyond Creation Issues Year-End Recap

Canadian technical death metal act Beyond Creation has issued the following year-end recap:

"We wanna thanks everyone of you that been supporting and helping us this year! It was a good year and I think that 'The Aura' has been appreciated by many of you! So for all metalheads and music lovers...we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

"We hope to see many of you next year on shows and/or tour! Here's Coexistence from our first album called 'The Aura'....Have fun and keep it metal! Cheers!"

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Periphery Posts More Bizarre Studio Footage

Continuing the trend of posting bizarre and nonsensical studio updates, Periphery is at it again with another totally random studio clip. Check out the band's latest release from its time recording new material below.

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Eluveitie Streaming New Song

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie have posted a new song online for streaming. Head over to the band's Facebook profile here to listen to "Meet the Enemy," which will appear on the upcoming "Helvetios" album.

"Helvetios" is due out on February 10th, 2012 (EU) and February 28th, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records and has the following track listing:

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

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The Alaya Conscious Posts Album Teaser

Illinois act The Alaya Conscious has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming album, which is available below. The band also commented:

"This is a BRAND SPANKING NEW part from our new full-length album to be released this early Spring. You'll have to find it on the album yourself! Hope you enjoy!"

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3 Inches Of Blood Issues Recording Update

3 Inches of Blood has checked in from the studio with the following update about recording new material for an upcoming album:

"Cam finished recording his vocals tonight. Justin is close to finishing his vocal stuff. We shall resume after the holidays. Can't wait til everyone hears this record."

The band will also be embarking on the North American "Metal Alliance" tour in March supporting Devildriver. Full details on the tour routing are available here. Other bands on the bill include The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, and Impending Doom.

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Ashentide Posts "Jingle Hells" Online

Symphonic metal act Ashentide has posted the song "Jingle Hells" online, which you can stream via the player below or by heading over to the band's Reverbnation page here.

You can also check out a year-end recap video from Ashentide below, in which the band introduces new members and thanks fans for their support. More...

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Kill The Klown Streaming "White Christmas"

Italian thrashers Kill the Klown have posted a new Christmas song online for fans to enjoy this holiday season. Check out the band's rendition of "White Christmas" in the player below.

You can also find a teaser trailer for Kill the Klown's new album "The Show Could Be Your Execution" by heading over to this location.

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Mummified In Circuitry Posts Studio Clip

Massachusetts based band Mummified in Circuitry, which signed with Innerstrength Records earlier this year, has now posted a brief studio clip online of the band's time recording the new album "Echoes of Morality." Check out the footage below, or stay up to date on the band's activity via Facebook.

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Alcest Posts New Album Sample

Alcest has posted a sample clip online from the band's new album "Les Voyages De L'Âme," which is due for release on January 6th, 2012. Check out the clip below.

The band also posted a video online for a single taken off the album, titled "Autre Temps." Watch the video at this location.

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Blind Guardian Posts Orchestral Preview

Blind Guardian has posted a preview online of the orchestral version of "The Bard’s Song – In the Forest," which will appear on the upcoming "Memories of a Time to Come" release, due out January 20th, 2012. The band also commented:

"‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Twilight Hall Santa Guardian and his band of dark elves put the finishing touches on a gift for all the bad boys and girls in Blind Guardian land. Santa Guardian thought it was unfair that 'The Bard’s Song – The Hobbit' was re-recorded for Memories of a Time to Come but “The Bard’s Song – In the Forest” didn’t get any special treatment.

"Using his own special brand of persuasion, Santa Guardian 'convinced' the band to make an orchestral version of 'The Bard’s Song – In the Forest' for inclusion on Memories of a Time to Come. Santa’s gift to every Blind Guardian fan is a 95 second preview of this song.

"The whole Blind Guardian family wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season. See you in 2012!"

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Architects Posts Recording Footage Online

Architects has posted footage online of the band's time recording the "Devil's Island" B-side "Untitled" at Outhouse Studios in August 2011. Check out the clip below. You can also find the recently posted Architects video for "Delete.Rewind" by heading over to this location.

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The Vomiting Dinosaurs Offering Free Album

Virginia's The Vomiting Dinosaurs is currently offering the "Eat the Homeless" album as a free download. You can stream or download the tracks either here or via the player below.

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Austrian Death Machine Streaming "It's Turbo Time"

Austrian Death Machine has posted a song online taken off the band's new single "Jingle All The Way." Get a dose of Ahhhnold this Christmas by checking out "It's Turbo Time" in the SoundCloud player below. You can also find Metalunderground.com's review of the single at this location.

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Vrangsinn Posts "Taboo" Teaser

Daniel Vrangsinn (Carpathian Forest) has posted a clip online that will appear on his upcoming solo project "Taboo." You can check out the clip below, and Vrangsinn also commented:

"I have prepared a special gift for my fans - Merry shitmas dear friends. Without you I am nothing.

"This version is very roughly cut. A lot of parts are missing and it is not very representative for the final result. However - I wanted to give my fans a special little bonus on this day - so here you are - This will be the first track on TABOO."

In other news, Daniel Vrangsinn's Misantrof ANTIRecords has now released an anti-Christmas compilation for free download. Details are available here.

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Caliban Posts Album/Tour Teaser

Caliban has posted a teaser trailer online both for the band's upcoming "I Am Nemesis" album and the "Get Infected" tour with We Butter the Bread With Butter, Eyes Set to Kill, and Attila. Check out the teaser below. Caliban also commented:

"Hey, all our friends and fans all over the world!!! We wish you a Merry X-Mas and a good start for 2012! We are thankful to have every each one of you. Without you Caliban wouldn´t be possible! Here's our little present for 2012: New album and tour. Check the trailer and share if you like!!!"

"I Am Nemesis" is scheduled for release on February 28th, 2012 via Century Media Records and has the following track listing:

1. We Are The Many
2. The Bogeyman
3. Memorial
4. No Tomorrow
5. Edge Of Black
6. Davy Jones
7. Deadly Dream
8. Open Letter
9. Dein R3.ich
10. Broadcast To Damnation
11. This Oath
12. Modern Warfare

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Amongst The Survivors Releases Music Video

Birminghan, U.K. based act Amongst the Survivors has posted an official music video online for the track "The Greatest Deprivation," which is available for viewing below.

The song will appear on the band's upcoming album "Alive & Grieving," due out in January, 2012. You can find more details on Amongst the Survivors by checking out the band's Facebook profile.

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FacinGoliath Posts New Lyric Video

Finnish metalcore act FacinGoliath has posted a lyric video online for the new song "Vicious Cycle of Hatred." Check out the music through the player below, or find more details on FacinGoliath via the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Sarah Jezebel Deva To Collaborate With COF

Sarah Jezebel Deva has checked in via her official Facebook page with the following announcement about collaborating with Cradle of Filth again for the band's upcoming orchestral "Midnight in the Labyrinth" album:

"In 2008, I parted ways with COF, to pursue a life in Australia, bum some Kangaroos & to go it alone as a solo musician. I know a lot of fans were disappointed with the departure & until now, when ever a fan asks 'Will you ever work with COF again?' the answer has been NO!!

"Well, last week, Mr. Filth sent me an email & after many chats, I have decided to take him up on his offer to participate on the new orchestral album 'Midnight In The Labyrinth.' Hope this will make some of you happy, if it doesn't, well, you will get over it ;) More news will follow soon! Be safe this Christmas Eve."

For more details on the upcoming orchestral album, check out Metalunderground.com's recent interview with Dani Filth at this location.

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Sorcier Des Glaces Announces New Releases

Canada's Sorcier Des Glaces has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming releases in the new year:

"Here's the upcoming releases from Sorcier Des Glaces for 2012:

1) split album with MONARQUE (January)
2) Snowland Reprise MMXII (March)
3) Ritual of the End (probably around December)

"Until then happy new year 2012 to all! Snow and Metal be with you!"

You can also listen to Sorcier Des Glaces' music by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile here.

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Saxon Wishes Fans A Merry Christmas

Saxon has checked in with a video clip wishing fans a merry Christmas and happy new year. Check out the video below. The band has also recently posted a string of tour video blogs online. You can find the most recent clips from Krakow, Belfast, and Edinburgh at this location.

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Halcyon Way Announces European Shows

Georgia's Halcyon Way will be touring Western Europe and the United Kingdom alongside Delain and Trillium in April/May 2012. The band is performing in support of the new release "IndoctriNation" (reviewed here). Currently announced dates are as follows:

27-04-2012 Lido Berlin
29-04-2012 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin
03-05-2012 Arena Wien
05-05-2012 Rock 'n' Roll Arena Romagnano Sesia
08-05-2012 Gloria Koln
10-05-2012 Substage Karlsruhe
12-05-2012 HMV Institute Birmingham
15-05-2012 Academy 2 Manchester

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Karkaos Streaming "In Burning Skies" EP

Canadian act Karkaos has posted the band's entire "In Burning Skies" EP online for streaming via Bandcamp. Check out the songs from the release in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Catharsis
2. Awaiting The Clock's Last Turn
3. Ashes
4. The Last Stand
5. Lie For a Lie
6. The Tempest

Karkaos also recently posted a music video online for "The Tempest," which is still available for viewing at this location. More...

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Heavy Metal Done Holiday Style

There are easily hundreds of heavy videos that fit the Halloween mood, but the Christmas holiday doesn’t get nearly as much love from the metal world. But never fear, metal doesn’t disappoint, and there are a few bands that have gone the extra mile and released videos to help get you through the uncomfortable family gatherings, drunk quarreling siblings, and even the off-key caroling. So whether you’re a die-hard celebrant who can’t sleep all night until Christmas morning or a scrooge with a “bah humbug!” on your lips, check out these video clips to keep your holiday fully metal.

Twisted Sister – “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Twisted Sister is notorious for awesomely cheesy videos with ridiculous opening segments, and covering a Christmas classic certainly wasn’t going to change that. Enjoy it for the amazingly goofy guy happily spreading Twisted Sister cheer, the rocking rendition of an old holiday standby, or even just enjoy it for the dancing MILF!

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