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Metal News for December 25, 2013

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Beyond The Morninglight Posts New Video

Norwegian gloomy rock outfit Beyond The Morninglight has released a new music video for the track "Looking Back," which can be seen below. The song comes off the "Lifelines" EP and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Lifelines Part One
2. Lifelines Part Two
3. Looking Back
4. Ashes

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Dofka Offering Single For Download

After releasing a lyric video for the track, Dofka is now offering the "Pain and Sorrow" single (featuring vocalist Matt Bizilia) for free download. Snag a digital copy of the track at the Dofka Bandcamp page here or stream the song below.

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Echoterra Releases New Single

Echoterra is now streaming "Sirens of Sinew and Sin," the first single from the forthcoming EP "A Sanguinary Greed" to be released early 2014 via Blinding Force Recordings. Check it out below. This track also features the debut of new vocalist Chelsea Wrathchild.

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Assignment Streaming New Song

“The Betrayal,” a brand new song featuring Michael Bormann (Silent Force, Redrum, ex-Jaded Heart, Bonfire) & Carsten Kaiser (ex-Angel Dust) on lead vocals from German prog metallers Assignment, is now available for streaming.

The track comes off the band’s third album, “Inside Of The Machine,“ released via Mausoleum Records. The new song can be streamed below.

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The Last Goodbye Posts New Video

Feudingen, Germany based deathcore band The Last Goodbye has released a new video clip online. Check out "No Heart But Blood" in the YouTube player available below.

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Defect Designer Posts Holiday Message To Fans

Defect Designer has posted a video from Devasoundz Studio wishing fans a merry Christmas, which can be viewed below. Defect Designer also comments:

"The recording session of the new Defect Designer album is finished today, this is a big step forward towards the production of our upcoming release. Cheers from Devasoundz Studio. We wish you a Merry Christmas, have kickass holidays! The line-up on the new album includes Dmitry Sukhinin on vocals and bass, Stelios Mavromitis on guitars and Flo Mounier on Drums, we'll have more guests on the recording!"

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Oblivion Streaming Full Album

Polish outfit Oblivion has released the full "Xenopath" album online for streaming, which can be heard below. The band also issued the following press release:

"On the 19 of December 2013 our second album entitled 'Xenopath' was released by Oblivion. The concept disc contains 11 entire tracks inspired by the contemporary American death metal scene. Xenopath is filled with numerous murderers testimonies and some sick music with creates a complete killer conception. Oblivion is currently working on its first official clip (based on the title track) and also in the process of searching for the label.”

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Revolted Masses Posts New Lyric Video

Revolted Masses has released a new lyric video, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments on the clip:

"So, here is our Christmas present for you all: brand new lyric video for 'Disaster Capitalism (The Rise Of),' off our debut album 'Us Or Them.' The song is mainly about Greek crisis and the unfair austerity measures. Cheers!"

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Savage Temper 03:27
2. Us or Them 03:51
3. War in Heaven 05:37
4. Reason of Unreason 05:01
5. Slave of God 04:26
6. Avdei Far'oh 06:13
7. Disaster Capitalism (The Rise of) 04:25
8. DeathBlock11 04:52
9. 686f72726f72 01:19
10. Tale of a Tortured Soul 05:56
11. Revolted Masses 05:03 More...

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Need Posts "Lifeknot" Rehearsal Clip

Need has released a rehearsal video, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"To keep up with the holiday spirit, here's another little treat for you all...this is 'Lifeknot,' the opening track of 'Orvam: A Song For Home,' performed live at the studio."

The "Orvam: A Song For Home" album is due out January 14th, 2014 via Trailblazer Records.

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Dismanibus Working On Album

England's Dismanibus has checked in with the following year-end recap and message to fans about working on a new album:

"Dismanibus would like to wish everyone a hearty merry Christmas and a crabtastic new year!

"We've been quiet over the last month, working hard on our new album that's half-way complete! We also have a few exciting releases that'll be making their way to you ready for the New Year!

"To everyone who's supported us, made our gigs awesome, fans and promoters alike, we'd like to thank everyone from the bottom our beatastic hearts, and look forward to an awesomely exciting new year. It's gonna get seriously crabby (extra seriously)."

Dismanibus is:

Ben Hargreaves - Vocals
Simon Reeves - Guitar
Peter Fitzgerald - Guitar
Will Price - Bass & Backing Vocals
Joshua Moreton - Drum

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Evocation Saying Farewell To Two Members

Evocation recently announced the recruitment of two new members, and now the band has revealed a farewell performance for the departing Janne Bodén and Vesa Kenttäkumpu. Evocation comments:

"As a small Christmas present from us to you we are very pleased to announce a farewell show for Janne & Vesa at the club X&Y in our hometown Borås, the 31st of January.

"This will be the very last chance to see the two brothers of metal perform with Evocation and also the last chance to see the original line-up from 1991.

"Support act on this special evening will be the excellent Rentokiller also from Borås. Be there and let’s raise some hell together! Join and share the Facebook event and receive updates of details concerning the show."

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Mortal Agony Streaming "Worldwide Collapse"

Germany's Mortal Agony has released the track "Worldwide Collapse" online, which can be heard below and comes off the "Bomb Solution" EP. For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here.

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Wings Denied Issues Year-End Message

Washington, D.C. band Wings Denied has checked in with the following year-end message to fans:

"Happy holidays to all of you!

"We hope you are warm and safe, surrounded with your loved ones. Thank you for your continuous support and love, you guys are the best. Without you, there would be no Wings Denied and therefore we would like to thank every person out there who has ever listened to us, saw us live, bought our merch, gave us a floor to sleep on or helped us in any way, shape or form.

"There is a lot of new, exciting things coming up in the next couple of months so stay tuned! We are working very hard in order to bring this album to light, so your ears can enjoy the new tunes. Therefore be patient, be good, and PROG ON!

"All the best wishes from Wings Denied!" More...

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Ghost Man On First Streams New Song

As a special Christmas gift to fans, Ghost Man On First has released a new track online for streaming titled "Abomination." Listen to this new track below, or you can hear the previously posted "Belligerence" single at this location.

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Graven Image To Release New Album

Graven Image has checked in with the following announcement about working on an upcoming new album:

"Here's a little Christmas present for all our Graven Image fans and friends!!!the one and only Michael Vescera (Obsession, Yngwie, Loudness, Animetal just to name a few) has agreed (why, I don't know, we certainly aren't worthy) to not only record but produce our next album!

"This just completes an already awesome year! Not only is mike one of the best vocalist on the planet, his studio work is just amazing and I know he will drag the very best out of us. Its a humbling thing for me to be able to work with someone of his resume! More details to follow people....."

This new album release will follow previous full-length "The Future Started Yesterday."

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Christopher Bowes Streaming Christmas Album

Yesterday Christopher Bowes (Alestorm, Gloryhammer) released a video for "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" off his "Christmas at the Organ" album. Now the full album is available for streaming below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 03:02
2. Away in a Manger 01:58
3. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 03:14
4. O Little Town of Bethlehem (Forest Green) 03:50
5. Silent Night 01:58
6. We Three Kings of Orient 03:24
7. O Come All Ye Faithful 04:20 More...

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Cellador Confirmed For Seventh WOM Fest

The Warriors of Metal, Inc. has announced that the Denver, Colo., based power metal band Cellador will be the first confirmed artist for its 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Fest. The event will be held at O'Sheckys LIVE in Columbus, Ohio from Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28, 2014. Band founder, guitarist and vocalist, Chris Petersen states:

"I'm fully stoked to announce our participation in next year's Warriors of Metal Festival! The band is excited to return to Ohio revitalized and energetic as ever. The fest has some great guys working behind the curtains and we're excited to see all the bands as well. Happy to take part in what is turning into a powerhouse of a festival! Cheers \m/!"

Check out "Unchained" from Cellador's 2013 release "Honor Forth" below. You can also keep posted on the upcoming festival developments by going to the Warriors Of Metal Festival official event page.

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