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Metal News for December 29, 2011

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Cathedral Reveals Details Of Final Album

Frontman Lee Dorrian recently revealed in an interview some details about the group's swansong album, "The Last Spire," which will mark the final chapter for Cathedral in 2012. Some excerpts follow below:

“We’re planning to begin recording in April. We want it out next year, because as of next year the band will be no more. We’re working on material at the moment. When we get back from Australia we’ll have a good, solid month to fine-tune the songs. We’ll hopefully have it released in September/October of 2012. I’m going to see our artist Dave Patchett this weekend - he does all our album covers – and just sit with him and go through all of the concepts for the album cover. Musically, I would say 'The Guessing Game' was more of a summarisation of everything we had done. 'The Last Spire' is more like our final stamp really. I think it’ll be a lot heavier and more doom-influenced than anything else we’ve done in recent years. But there will also be keyboards, and hopefully it’ll be a really progressive doom record. I don’t want to give away too much, but it’ll probably be a little heavier. We’ll be much more hands-on with the production. This is our last one, so we want to go out with a bang and pretty much do it ourselves because we can."

To read the full interview, go here.

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Brokaw Streaming Three Tracks

Stoner metal/rock band Brokaw is streaming three of the eight tracks from it's debut LP "Interiors," which we have featured for you below. This Seattle band was formed by bassist Stuart Dahlquist - who has worked with Avsa, Goatsnake and Sunn O))). The rest of Brokaw are veterans in the Seattle scene as well, having been in Hitshed, Magnaaflux and the Hungry Crocodiles.

Brokaw have the following concert dates lined up for the beginning of 2012:

Jan 12 @ The Comet Tavern in Seattle, WA
Jan 13 @ The Shakedown in Bellingham, WA
Jan 14 @ Plan B in Portland, OR More...

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Birth A.D. To Enter Studio

Crossover band Birth A.D. will enter Pyramid Sound on January 3rd to record the full-length follow up to their "Stillbirth of a Nation" EP. Titled "I Blame You," the album will be engineered and produced by Alex Perialas (SOD, Testament, Overkill, Carnivore and Nuclear Assault). Explains vocalist/bassist Jeff Tandy:

"We chose Alex not only because he presided over many releases that allowed Birth A.D. to exist, but also he is still a commando producer of the highest order. He is very hands-on, and sometimes his enthusiasm exceeds our own. With his direction the new album will be amazing no matter what! The album will be recorded, mixed and mastered in the space of 12 days. 'I Blame You' will also feature a guest appearance by Rotting Christ front man Saki Tolis. Saki has already been a strong supporter of the band. The fact that he offered to appear on the new album is a huge honor. He knows his metal, so we couldn't ask for a better endorsement."

Birth A.D. is currently seeking label support. Below is Birth A.D.'s first official video for the track "Parasites Die." More...

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Remembering David Gold

Fourteen. That is the staggering number of metal and hard rock musicians who left us this calendar year. Fourteen. It is without question that the year 2011 was a cruel one for the metal community, taking from the world some exceptionally talented people whom many had long lives left to live. Most, if not all, of us never knew the likes of Cory Smoot, Gary Moore or Seth Putnam in person but we lived through them vicariously through the legacies left by their music. When you are a fan of a band for an extended period of time you come to feel as if you know the people behind the drum kits and holding the guitars, they become your friend who's always there to comfort you regardless if you've never spoken to them, shaken their hand or have met face-to-face. When one of them is tragically taken from this earth we can't help but feel sorrow and pain, as if one of our own family members has passed away. Unfortunately, the pain is ever more intense when you have had the pleasure to come to know one of these truly gifted individuals. More...

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Ceruleus Posts Guitar Playthrough Clip

Orlando, FL's Ceruleus, which postponed the release of new material due to a robbery, has now posted a new guitar playthrough video clip online. Check out the footage of Nabeel Tarin playing the title track for the forthcoming "Olympus" album below. More details on Ceruleus are available via Facebook.

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From Hereafter Streaming "Monster"

From Hereafter has posted a track online titled "Monster," which is taken off the band's new release "Impulses." Check out the song in the player below. You can also listen to the tracks "Enigma" and "The Divide" by heading over to From Hereafter's Facebook profile.

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Kiramen Katib-In Streaming New Track

Turkey based act Kiramen Katib-in has posted the new track "Sona Yakin" online, which can be heard below. The band also commented:

"The recording session of Kiramen Katib-in has finished!!! Our new EP 'Sona Yakin' is now online. You can listen/download from SoundCloud."

Kiramen Katib-in / Sona Yakin by Kiramen-Katibin

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Winter Haze Announces New EP

Italian female-fronted metal act Winter Haze has issued the following announcement about the release of a new EP:

"Winter Haze are proud to announce the upcoming release of the EP Silent Deception, which will contain 4 unreleased songs: Cross The Sea, Vacuum, Silent Deception, The Watchmaker.

"The EP, produced for promotional purposes, includes some of the new songs that the band has worked with over the last few months. Recorded at Wanna Rock Studio (Livorno) and Block Projects Studio (Montecchio, RE). Mixing and mastering by Andrea Carta and Cocco of Block Projects Studio.

"Soon the samples of the new songs will be online. Ready, steady, rock!"

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Ptahil Announces Year-End Show

Indiana black metal duo Ptahil will perform a rare and special live ritual to close out the year tomorrow in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Local residents are encouraged to participate in the ceremony:

12/30/2011 The Berlin Music Club – Fort Wayne, IN

Details all are also available at this location. The new album "For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory" (reviewed here) is the band’s latest full-length, available now via Wraith Productions. Released last month, the record continues to infect the masses with its unholy fuse of doom, punk and black metal.

Check out the official video “For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory” by navigating over to this location. More...

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Chimaira Recruits New Bassist And Guitarist

Chimaira, which split with Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries, has now issued the following announcement about recruiting new members:

"We are proud to announce the addition of Matt Szlachta and Jeremy Creamer to Chimaira.

"The plan was to build an undeniable string section and we have done just that. Jeremy will be pounding on the bass, and Matt shredding alongside Emil on guitar.

"As a way to say hello to the Chimaira fans, Jeremy recently remixed a couple of tracks from The Age Of Hell.

"Go here and download the FREE EP and listen to the Allinaline mixes. (We’d also like to thank Dubba Jonny for remixing Year Of The Snake!)

"CCXII marks the end of an era, but it’s also the start of a new chapter. We look forward to 2012. Thank you all for your overwhelming, and continuous support."

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Beheading Of A King Posts New Single

Montreal's Beheading of a King has launched a new single online titled "Sources," which will be included on the band's upcoming album recorded at .357 Productions with Antoine Lussier.

The track features new vocalist Fred Beaulieu and can be heard below or via the band's Facebook profile.

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The Body Announces New Shows With Thou

Having just knocked out a nine-date rampage with Zoroaster and Black Cobra, The Body has now confirmed the band's next run of live assaults just after the turn into the year of Armageddon.

Embarking out of Fort Worth, Texas on January 6th the duo will bludgeon the North American West Coast with their end-time hymns, packing as many shows as possible into the tour, including a pair of performances in Portland and Seattle on the same day, their first-ever venture in Mexico and more.

Baton Rouge-based sludge outfit Thou will tour alongside The Body for the entire trek, and regional acts like Christian Mistress, Brainoil and more will join on specific dates. Dates are as follows:

1/06/2012 1919 Hemphill - Fort Worth, TX
1/07/2012 Peace and Justice Center - Albuquerque, NM
1/08/2012 Yayo Taco - Las Vegas, NV
1/09/2012 1234Go! Records - Oakland, CA
1/10/2012 Backspace - Portland, OR
1/11/2012 Beech House - Portland, OR (1pm matinee)1/11/2012 The Black Lodge - Seattle, WA
1/12/2012 Capital Theatre Backstage - Olympia, WA w/ Christian Mistress
1/13/2012 Burial Grounds - Salem, OR
1/14/2012 924 Gilman Street - Berkeley, CA w/ Brainoil
1/15/2012 Submission - San Francisco, CA w/ Brainoil
1/16/2012 Pioneer - Santa Cruz CA
1/17/2012 The Smell - Los Angeles, CA
1/18/2012 Bica - Tijuana, Mexico
1/19/2012 house show - Rosarito, Mexico
1/20/2012 Che Cafe - San Diego, CA
1/21/2012 The Trunkspace - Phoenix, AZ
1/22/2012 The Train Yard - Las Cruces, NM
1/23/2012 Sons of Hermann Hall - Dallas, TX

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Ereborn Streaming Promo Songs

Croatia's Ereborn has posted two new promo songs online. Check out the tracks "Blood Sun" and "Requiem Of Souls" via the YouTube players available below. Ereborn consists of:

Joško Civadelic - Rhythm/Lead Guitar/Back Vocal
Ivan Karan - Lead Vocal
Alan Kovacic - Rhythm/Lead Guitar/Back Vocal
Roko Terze - Bass Guitar
Josip Gruic - Drums


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Existem Posts Instrumental Song Online

Kansas City based metal band Existem has posted a new instrumental track online. Check out the newly uploaded "Slay the Giant" song in the player below. Existem is currently working on a new album, with more details to be announced as they are made available.

Slay the Giant (instrumental demo) by Existem

You can check out more of the band's music by navigating to the Existem Bandcamp page here. Existem is:

Brad Trinkl - Guitars, engineering
Chris Gochis - Guitars, vocals
Ben Chipman - Bass
Matthew Chipman - Drums

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Indecent Excision Recruits New Bassist

Italian act Indecent Excision has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bass player:

"New bass player! We are proud to announce that Dominik Florian from Laghetti-Beach officially joned the Idecent Crew!

"We rehearsed for a few months now and he is now officially our man behind the five strings! Cool guy, good friend and great musician!

"Welcome to the Sickness bro!"

You can also check out Indecent Excision's music by heading over to the band's Facebook profile at this location.

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Xi Element Streaming New Track Online

Lviv, Ukraine based solo act Xi Element has posted a new track online via SoundCloud. Check out the newly uploaded song "Wedding of The Summer and Winter" through the player below or by heading over here. You can also find more information on Xi Element via the band's Facebook page.

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Zorormr Reveals New Album Details

Black metal act Zorormr has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming new album:

"Finally, after few weeks of silence and uncerntainty the time has come to shed some light on the ZORORMR's follow up to the now cult 'Kval' debut! The second album will be entitled 'IHS' (as for Latin 'In Hoc Signo (Vinces)' and will contain 10 songs out of 11 recorded at Red Dragon Studio in Opole. Some song titles include 'Thy Kingdom Come,' 'Harrowing of Hell' and 'The Sacrifice.' As you already know the material is in mixing stage and will enter post-production by the end of January. Already the cover art is being prepared that will be a surprise but details on this will be announced later.

"What's more important is that 'IHS' will include a whole bunch of exceptional guest vocalists: Cezar (CHRIST AGONY, MOON), Shadow (BLACK ALTAR) and Virian (LILLA VENEDA). As you already know the drums were recorded by Icanraz (DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS, ex-ABUSED MAJESTY) and few leads were done by Quazarre (DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS, ASGAARD) who also engineered the process of guitars and bass recording.

"Their contribution to the album made it more diverse and complex. Even now, without the mix and mastering done, the tracks sound simply excellent! But to know this you'll have to wait just a little while. Hopefully the album will be out around Walpurgisnacht 2012... but I can't give you any more info about it right now.

"Stick around for more news coming soon. And yeah, have a Godt Nyttår!"

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Almost Underground Streaming New Single

Brazil's Almost Underground has posted the new single "Unspoken" online, which is available via the SoundCloud player below. The band also commented:

"So far, we have participated in many many projects, singing, recording, editing, playing... Now we are engaging in our own songs, composing, producing... Still seeking for more musicians so we can go play LIVE! And record, of course!

"About to release our third single and an EP next year (on iTunes), with quite a handful of songs written and in process. The third is just around the corner! Stay tuned!"

For more details on Almost Underground, check out the band's Facebook profile here.

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3 Inches Of Blood Announces Tour Dates

3 Inches of Blood, which is currently recording new material for an upcoming release, has now announced a series of upcoming North American 2012 tour dates. The currently announced shows are as follows:

Thu, Mar 15 7:00 pm SXSW - Scoot Inn Austin, TX
Fri, Mar 16 7:00 pm The Hangar New Orleans, LA
Sat, Mar 17 4:00 pm State Theatre St Petersburg, FL
Sun, Mar 18 Amos Southend Charlotte, NC METAL ALLIANCE 2012 w/ DevilDriver, The Faceless
Tue, Mar 20 7:00 pm Sonar Baltimore, MD
Wed, Mar 21 7:00 pm Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Thu, Mar 22 5:00 pm The Palace Ballroom Danvers, MA
Fri, Mar 23 7:00 pm METAL ALLIANCE 2012 Montreal, QC

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Progress Utopia Posts New Song Footage

Progress Utopia has posted a video clip online of the band performing a new song during a rehearsal session. Check out the new song in the player below, or listen to more of Progress Utopia's music via the band's Facebook profile here.

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A Thing About Machines Streaming New Single

Armada, Michigan's A Thing About Machines has posted the new single "Vibes" online, which is available for streaming in the player below. You can also check out more on A Thing About Machines by heading over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Tesseract Releases Equipment Video

Tesseract has posted an equipment walkthrough video clip online, which is available below. The band also commented:

"This is a small featurette that talks about some of the equipment we used during the recording of our 'Live in the Studio' version of the 27 minute beast, 'Concealing Fate'. This special recording was co-produced by myself, Acle Kahney and Francesco Cameli.

"It was recorded and mixed in glorious 5.1 surround sound by Francesco Cameli at the prestigious Sphere Studios, and then mastered by Andrew 'Hippy' Baldwin at Metropolis Studios during December 2010. It can be found on the special edition version of our debut album 'ONE', released via Century Media Records."

You can also find a recently released full Tessearct live set posted online by heading over to this location. More...

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Kaine Posts Studio Footage Online

U.K. act Kaine has posted footage online from the band's time the studio recording working on an upcoming new album to be released next year. You can check out the clip below, which features snippets from the songs "Waking Dead," "Valnir," "Quality of Madness," "Storm of the Devoted," and "Lost Sages Tower." For more details on Kaine, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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I, The Breather Posts New Song Drum Playthrough

Christian metal act I, The Breather has posted a drum playthrough clip online for a new song, which is available below. The band commented on the video:

"This is a 'Play Along' video. This is a video simply to show others how to play this song. I hope you enjoy! No audio was used from this drum kit. This was shot after practice one day, the kit is not mic'd up. The mic's are simply from ITB practice."

I, The Breather also recently posted a recording studio video update online, which can be found at this location.

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Dissipate Posts New Track Online

Livermore, CA's Dissipate has posted a rough mix online of a new song to appear on the band's upcoming "Motion" album, which is available in the player below. Dissipate also has the following upcoming live shows:

Jan 21 Thee Parkside w/ The Kennedy Veil San Francisco, CA
Feb 10 The Moose Lodge Whittier, CA
Feb 11 Malones w/ All Gods Kill Santa Ana, CA

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Moonspell Posts Year-End Video

Moonspell has posted a video clip online titled "Headbanging Into 2012," which is available via the band's Facebook profile here. Moonspell also commented on the video:

"Silly but hearfelt 2012 greetings. The first video was a bit of a fail, so here we go again ;) just loosing it to the riffs ouf our new album scheduled for the end of april via Napalm Records!happy 2012!!!"

In other recent Moonspell news, the band signed with Napalm Records and posted a new album video update online here. Further details on the follow-up to the band's 2008 release "Night Eternal" will be announced as they are made available.

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Just For Fun

The Browning Has Fun With Fireworks

Texas electronic metal band The Browning has posted a video clip online of the band performing firework shenanigans with cigarettes. Check out the tobacco explosion mayhem below.

You can also check out The Browning's previously posted music video for the track "Bloodlust" by heading over to this location.

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The Very End Releases End Of Year Recap

The Very End has checked in with the following recap of 2011 and announcement about the band's upcoming activity:

"2011 is almost over – time for a quick recap. And quite a lot of things happened around The Very End.

"First and foremost we released 'Mercy & Misery' in January, and your reactions told us that many of you have gladly let our fallen-between-the-cracks German Metal kick their asses. Thank your for that! Our first official video clip for 'A Hole In The Sun' (shot by Filmefahrer Pictures) was premiered in January as well, and with over 150,000 views up to now we can call it a great success!

"Furthermore we proudly presented our new drummer Daniel Zeman (also in Enemy Of The Sun), who made his live debut in January, too. Yet 2011 was also the year of stand-in musicians for The Very End, who fortunately made us forget about carnal or mental malfunctions of one or another band member. Hence, a big thanx goes out to Alex Bartkowski (Guerrilla), Dennis Baron (Final Depravity), Martin Below (Guerrilla) and Roland Smigerski.

"Apart from those fine guys we´d also like to thank our label Steamhammer/SPV and our roadcrew Sascha, Anja, Birte & Lolli and all the other helping hands for keepin´ the faith!

"Some sticky, sweaty live shows later – we shook the stages with e.g. Forbidden, Morgoth and Sacred Reich, the year is almost over again already and we´re writing this recap. But we definitely ain´t gonna leave you without a short preview of what´s to come in 2012: the songwriting for our third album is going full throttle, some great live shows are booked and we promise that even if the Maya will be proved right and 2012 will hold the very end of it all – we will at least provide you with the perfect soundtrack for it!

"On that note – happy new year, see you in 2012 and bang that head that doesn´t bang!"

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Stand Your Ground Posts Live Footage

Tennessee's Stand Your Ground has posted a live video clip online of the band performing the song "Nautilus" live in Whitesburg, KY on December 17th, 2011. Check out the clip below. In other recent Stand Your Ground news, the band was also robbed while on the road in October.

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Cryostasium Streaming "Cryostasium II"

Boston based ambient metal act Cryostasium has released a new album simply titled "Cryostasium II." Both tracks from the release are now available online for streaming of free download. Listen to the songs in the player below, or via the official Cryostastium Bandcampge page here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro/Untitled I 15:23
2. Intro/Untitled II 09:51

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Seven Deadly Posts New Single Teaser

Seven Deadly, the new band featuring ex-members of Panic Cell, has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming "From This Darkness" debut single and video. Check out the clip below. You can also find more details on Seven Deadly via the band's Facebook profile here.

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Desecrated Sphere Issues Year-End Statement

Brazil's Desecrated Sphere has checked in with the following year-end recap:

"Desecrated Sphere wants to thank everyone that has been supporting and helping us through this year of 2011!

"The year of our foundation was a very good year, a year of many events and achievements for us, and we thank each one of you that supported us by buying our cd and merchandise, headbanging to our music on our gigs, or those who are still to see us live but are enjoying and headbanging to our 'The Unmasking Reality' album.

"We would like to extend our thanks to everybody who appreciate our work and for all the good feedback we had, from the media, collaborators and partners, but mostly to the fans! Happy new year to all of you!

"See you guys on the road!!"

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Wolfsbane Posts New Music Video Online

Reunited British heavy metal veterans Wolfsbane has posted their new music video online for the song, "Smoke And Red Light," which comes from their latest studio album, "Saves The World," which is out now in Europe and will be released in North America in January. You can check out the video below. More...

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Algebra Streaming New Song

Swiss thrash band Algebra is streaming it's new song "Crook" online, which we have featured for you below. The track comes from the band's new EP, which will be officially released on February 16th, 2012. To listen to more of Algebra's music, head over to MySpace.

09 Crook by AlgebraThrash

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Profane Omen Announces Russian Show Dates

Finnish band Profane Omen checked in with an update and announced a string of Russian tour dates in support of the latest LP "Destroy!" (see Metal Underground's review at this location) The update reads:

"Howdy and happy holidays everyone! We hope you have well survived the holiday hams, turkeys and woolly socks, and you're ready for what we have to offer for you next year!

We'll start up our year by going to Russia for three shows! Our Russian mini-tour stops at Saint Petersburg (January 13th), Moscow (January 14th and Tver (January 15th)! Harashoo!

Our January looks pretty much fully booked after this trip too when we hit the The Baltic Sea in the form of Spinefeast. After that our buddies SANCTIMONY from Latvia join us for couple of gigs in Finland (Lahti and Helsinki) and the exciting month will be crowned on January 31st at The Circus in Helsinki, where we warm up the stage for ARCH ENEMY!

Unfortunately, half of the shows we have to play without our low tune maister Antti Seroff who recently underwent a shoulder operation. We're hoping to have him back on the saddle as soon as possible and wish the best of recovery. During Seriff's sick leave the bass will be handled by Pyry Hanski who has been the webmaster of our homesite for few years now and you might have catched him in live action in the ranks of BEFORE THE DAWN.

Check out the whole schedule of our upcoming shows at our website.

See ya on the road!!!"

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Fuel From Hell Signs With Street Symphonies

Italian rockers Fuel From Hell have signed a contract with Street Symphonies Records for the release of the band's yet untitled sophomore album due out in the Spring 2012. The second album will be the first to feature new vocalist Phil Lasher and new drummer Alex Count.

For a sample of Fuel From Hell, check out the video for the song "Vampira" from the band's 2007 debut "Fill You Up With Five Star Gasoline" here:

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Fuck The Facts Posts Free 10 Years Compilation

Canadian grinders Fuck the Facts is offering a free download of the compilation album "10 Fucking Years." The album is a celebration of the band's 10 year career.

The album can be downloaded at this location.

The track listing for "10 Fucking Years" is as follows:

1. Lifeless
2. Wake
3. Everyone Is Robbing The Dead
4. Kelowna
5. The Sound Of Your Smashed Head
6. Dear Shit Book
7. No One Remembered Who Started
8. Born To Kill Live To Thrill
9. Greed Whore
10. Don't Call My Slammin' Outfit Cool, Whitebread!

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Voices Of Destiny Unveils Artwork And Track List

German symphonic metal band Voices of Destiny unveiled the album artwork and track listing for for band's sophomore LP will be entitled "Power Dive" (shown below). The album is scheduled for release on January 27, 2011 through Massacre Records.

The band is also streaming the title track (link in track listing below).

1. Prologue
2. Power Dive
3. My Separation
4. Dreams Awake
5. Kami
6. The Untouchable
7. Being Worth
8. Dedication
9. Your Hands
10. Red Winter's Snow I (Prophets of Doom)
11. Power Dive (Reprise)

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Dragonsfire Announces Lineup Changes

German metal band Dragonsfire announced that guitarist Oliver Brandt (The Unchallenged) has joined the band, replacing departing guitarist Matthias Bludau. In addition, guitarist Timo Rauscher, who played on the band's first two releases ("Visions of Fire" in 2008 and "Metal Service" in 2010) has rejoined the band after his replacement Thorsten Brand departed.

The current Dragonsfire lineup is now:

Torsten Thassilo Herbert (Vocals/Bass)
Jan Müller (Drums)
Oliver Brandt (Guitars)
Timo Rauscher (Guitars)

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Artificial Wish To Release Debut LP

Italian metal/rock band Artificial Wish will release its debut full length LP "Subconscious" on January 9, 2012 through Built2Kill Records. The band was started in 2006 by members of two Venetian underground bands Sliding Colours and First Date. The first EP "Shame" was released in November 2007. "Subconscious" was produced by Eddy Cavezza and Dualized (Fear Factory/Logan Mader/Tue Madsen).

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Arafel Offers Recent Album For Download

Israeli pagan/folk metal band Arafel is issuing it's newest album, "For Battles Once Fought," via download at this site. This is Arafel's third full-length release, after which the band played several European shows including Paganfest 2011 in Tillburg, Netherlands. Below is an uploaded YouTube video for the track "Wolf's Hunt" from this newest release.

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Sirenia Posts New Music Video

Norwegian symphonic gothic metal band Sirenia posted a new music video for the track "The End of It All." The track appears on the the band's latest LP "The Enigma Of Life," which was released in early 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video here:

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Jeff Scott Soto To Release New Solo Record

Former Yngwie Malmsteen/Axel Rudi Pell and current Trans-Siberian Orchestra live vocalist Jeff Scott Soto will release his new solo record "Damage Control" in early 2012 through Frontiers Records. The album features appearances and co-writing by his current and former live line ups as well as high profile guests such as Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Jamie Borger(Talisman/Treat), Casey Grillo (Kamelot) and Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger).

"Damage Control" will be released as an 11 song CD release, as well as a 14 song DigiPack version along with a bonus DVD including videos and a EPK.

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Here Comes The Kraken Offers Download Of Recent LP

Here Comes The Kraken has issued it's newest album, "Hate, Greed and Death," for download to it's fans. You can get the album by going here. The Aguascalientes, Mexico deathcore band has just finished a two month tour of Mexico and a December tour of Europe. Here Comes The Kraken's latest official video, "Nu Beginning," follows below. It features Eddie Hermida from All Shall Perish.

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Myon Posts New Music Video

Finnish melodic metal/rock band Myon posted a music video for the new track "Call of the Senses." The track will be available as a digital single on January 1, 2012 through iTunes and Amazon.

Check out the video here:

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Desert Sin To Release Sophomore LP

Austrian metal band Desert Sin will release its sophomore LP "Destination Paradise" on January 20, 2012 through Pure Steel Records. The album is the follow up to the band's 2009 debut release "The Edge of Horizon." The artwork and track listing can be seen below.

The track listing for "Destination Paradise" is as follows:

1. Awakening
2. Destination Paradise
3. Kill the King (Rainbow Cover)
4. Would You Release Me
5. Follow Me
6. In Silence
7. The Seed of Destruction
8. Creation
9. Hero
10. Circle of Twilight

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Alltheniko To Release Single To New LP

Italian thrashers Alltheniko will release the new single "Dance of Mutant Night" for streaming on the band's official website and official YouTube Page on January 12, 2012, exactly a year from the date of the last LP release "Millennium Re-Burn." The song appears on the band's upcoming fourth album "Back to MMLXVI (2066)" expected in 2012 via My Graveyard Productions.

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Sovereign Strength Posts New Music Video

Christian metalcore band Sovereign Strength posted a new music video for the song "More to Life." The song appears on the band's latest album "The Prohpecy," which was issued through Mediaskare Records this past July.

Check out the video here:

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Lacryma Sanguine Posts EP Online

In anticipation of the release of upcoming new material, Brazil's Lacryma Sanguine has made the band's "As The Autumn Ends" EP available for streaming and free download. Check out the songs from the EP in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Her Bloody Wings
2. As The Autumn Ends
3. One Last Kiss

Lacryma Sanguine has also announced that further information about an upcoming release will be announced in January of 2012. More...

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Ken Mode Offering Two Albums For Free

Ken Mode, which is currently writing new material for an upcoming release, has made the previous "Reprisal" and "Mennonite" albums available for streaming and free download for a limited time. You can check out the releases via the players below, and the band also commented:

"I'll throw this up for the Wednesday night crowd, and anyone who missed it before: In celebration of the impending new year and our upcoming dates with Kylesa & Circle Takes the Square, for a limited time you can download our 'Mennonite' and 'Reprisal' albums for FREE at our Bandcamp site. We're also putting 'Venerable' on sale for a measly $5. Spread the word."


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