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Metal News for December 7, 2012

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39 news articles posted on this day.

Interview

Ill Niño Vocalist Talks New Album "Epidemia"

Over a decade-plus career, New Jersey six-piece Ill Niño has achieved an impressive but underappreciated feat: escaped the Great Nu-Metal Collapse of 2003 relatively unscathed, and plowed ahead with a string of albums that explored, one by one, every corner of the band’s musical and cultural identity. Following a split with Roadrunner Records and a humble stint on the short-lived indie label Cement Shoes, Ill Niño released the fiery “Dead New World” in 2010 through Victory Records. The album encapsulated all the band’s prior adventures – groove, alternative, thrash, metalcore, and progressive – while replanting its signature Latin and tribal roots.

Brazilian-born vocalist and lyricist Cristian Machado spent his early childhood in Venezuela before moving to New Jersey as an adolescent, and so takes a broad, inclusive cultural view of heavy music – and questions the ways in which the genre and its subgenres are typically understood. This thirst for identity has never been more apparent than on “Epidemia,” Ill Niño’s newly released sixth album and next step in its partnership with Victory.

I recently seized the opportunity to phone Cristian on a day off from touring. I explored his thoughts on “Epidemia” and Ill Niño at large, his various outlooks on music, artistry, life, and much more – leaving no stone unturned. More...

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Axis Of Metal Releases Second Compilation

Axis of Metal has now released a second free online compilation (check out the first one here), which can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp or in the player below. Axis of Metal also commented:

"Axis Of The Underground Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

"We’ve loaded our heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers. Axis Of The Underground is our way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp player below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana. "

1. Obduracy - Virtue And Vice 04:38
2. Razorwyre - Knights Of Fire 03:23
3. Wings Denied - Clockwork 04:50
4. Desultor - Black Monday 03:13
5. Monsterworks - Freewill 04:28
6. Rusted Brain - Caught In The Fire 02:29
7. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
8. Symptom - Into The Scalding Spring 05:43
9. Eryn Non Dae - Hidden Lotus 06:12
10. Lich King - In The End, Devastation 04:36
11. Cultfinder - Archangel Burial 02:51
12. Derelict - Shackles Of Indoctrination 05:14
13. Infiltrator - Crush The False 05:59
14. Mares Of Thrace - The Gallwasp 04:36
15. Cryptopsy - Damned Draft Dodgers 03:57
16. Entropy - Encryption 07:11
17. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
18. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep 05:25
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath - St. Covens Tavern 05:56
20. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
21. Invective - Systemic 03:22
22. Dire Omen - Deserving Of Ash 03:09
23. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
24. Bushwhacker - Forest Lord 08:09
25. Abstract Violence - S.N.M. 03:25
26. Seprevation - Sea Of Thoughts 03:02
27. Luna Azure - Meadows Of Spring 06:43 More...

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Rabbits Posts "Fight Right" Video

Portland's Rabbits has released a hare-raising video to help ruin your day, constructed for “Fight Right,” the second track off the recently birthed "Bites Rites" LP.

The cinematic mayhem was completed by Wes Johnson of Good to Die Productions -- the film team responsible for labelmates Deadkill’s "Oh God Help You" video -- utilizing early live footage shot by the fourth Rabbit Daniel Abell. Unleash the visual chaos of “Fight Right” in the player below.

Head over to the Rabbits Bandcamp page to stream the “Straight Edge/Wasted” Flexihead and the entire "Bites Rites" fiasco. The band's upcoming live actions include:

12/07/2012 The Josephine - Seattle, WA w/ Fist Fite, Monogamy Party, Brokaw
12/08/2012 Club 21 - Portland, OR w/ Fist Fite, Monogamy Party, Brokaw
1/18/2013 Alleyway - Portland, OR w/ Gaytheist, Transient More...

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Opeth Talks Gear In Video Interview

Front man Mikael Åkerfeldt and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth were interviewed by Marshall on the first date of the band's recent U.K. tour. They talk about the amps they use onstage, and walk you through their live rigs. Check out the clip below.

The band has recently been performing unplugged shows featuring acoustic rendition of earlier works, in addition to softer songs off the new album "Heritage." You can check out excerpts from a recent interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt about these unplugged gigs right here.

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Monuments Posts "Doxa" Performance Footage

U.K. act Monuments has posted a video montage online featuring footage of the band performing "Doxa" at Euroblast. Check out the video clip below. You can also watch the previously posted music video for "97% Static" over at this location.

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Fallstaf Releases New Music Video

Working in the studio and adding new bassist Bruno Goyer aka GOYY to their line-up, Montreal brass metallers Fallstaf have now unleashed their latest music video and new single “Miller's Crossing." Check out the clip below. You can also watch the previously posted "Pull the Knife" video at this location.

This new single follows last year's debut album “Bastard Sons of A Pure Breed” (reviewed here), which features 11 tracks of self-produced fury, and was mixed and mastered by Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope) of Uplift Studios. Catch Fallstaf live on these upcoming shows:

Feb 21st, 2013 - Cafe Chaos - Montreal, QC - Buckfest w/ Konkreat, Under Aspect
March 9th, 2013 - Le Barock - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC w/ La Corriveau - Show Details More...

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John Petrucci Talks Re-Signing With Roadrunner

In an exclusive interview with MetalInsider.net, Dream Theater's John Petrucci revealed what lead to the band's decision to re-sign with Roadrunner Records.

Petrucci also provided an update on Dream Theater’s new album, gave his pick to take home the metal/hard rock Grammy, and shared his thoughts on Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe’s current legal woes.

In addition, MetalInsider.net is giving away a pair of film cels from the “Forsaken” video signed by the entire band. Read the entire interview and enter the contest right here. Excerpts from the interview are available below. Dream Theater was also recently covered in our Sunday Old School column here. More...

Read the full article at Metal Insider.

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Prosthetic Records Offering Sampler For Download

Prosthetic Records has released a 14-track digital sampler exclusively on the label's Facebook page here.

Once you "like" the page, you'll be able to download tracks by the likes of Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites, Primitive Weapons, and Junius along songs from recent and upcoming releases from Holy Grail, VVisdom, and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Holy Grail - Dark Passenger (Ride the Void)* out 1/22/13
2. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike (Deathlike)* out 2/5/13
3. Castle - Corpse Candles (Blacklands)
4. Zodiac - A Bit Of Devil (A Bit Of Devil)
5. Skeletonwitch - This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill) (Forever Abomination)
6. Mutilation Rites - Fogwarning (Empyrean)
7. Ambassador Gun - Wounded Knee (Golden Eagle)
8. Black September - Rabid Hunger (Into The Darkness Into The Void)
9. Hour of Penance - Enlightened Submission (Sedition)
10. Dew-Scented - Sworn to Obey (Icarus)
11. Primitive Weapons - Quitter's Anthem (The Shadow Gallery)
12. Junius - All Shall Float (Reports From the Threshold of Death)
13. Heaven's Cry - Compass (Wheels of Impermanence)
14. Felix Martin - The Triangle Tune (Live in Boston)

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Denouncement Pyre Announces "Almighty Arcanum"

Hells Headbangers has announced the international release date of Denouncement Pyre's "Almighty Arcanum" as January 22nd, 2013 on both CD and LP formats. The following press release was issued about the album:

"After 10 years of underground darkness, Denouncement Pyre continue their ascent up the throne of Luciferian supremacy with Almighty Arcanum. The Aussie veterans' second full-length after their lauded World Cremation debut (also released by Hells Headbangers), Denouncement Pyre's Almighty Arcanum is a veritable abyss of fiery, blackened death metal, but now sharper and more focused than ever. Total Darkness. Total Death. The unification of all that was, is, and will be: await Almighty Arcanum... Exclusive streaming tracks and video trailer to be announced soon."

The track listing for "Almighty Arcanum" is as follows:

1. Intro: Breath of Tehom
2. An Extension of the Void
3. Almighty Arcanum
4. He Who Conquers All
5. The Deceiver
6. Drakon: All Is One
7. Circle of Serpents
8. Darkness Manifest
9. The Redeemer More...

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Coronatus Releasing Digital Compilation

Coronatus has a new digital compilation coming just in time for Christmas. "Best Of 2007-2011" will feature 16 tracks from across the band's discography and is due out December 21st, 2012. Snippets from the release can be heard via Massacre Records here. The track listing is:

1. Fernes Land
2. Dead Man's Tale
3. Saint Slayer
4. Traumzeit
5. Wolfstanz
6. Tantalos
7. Kristallklares Wasser
8. Blind
9. Exitus
10. Cast My Spell
11. Mein Herz
12. Beauty In Black
13. Silberlicht
14. Scream Of The Butterfly
15. Ich Atme Zeit
16. Hot & Cold More...

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Arch Enemy Posts Latin American Footage

Arch Enemy is currently wrapping up a busy 2012 with an eight date tour in Latin America, dubbed "Latin American Khaos." The band is capturing a lot of the action for an upcoming DVD/BluRay release in 2013. Impressions from the Latin America Khaos tour can be viewed in the player below. The band also recently checked in from the road:

"Thank you so much, Mexico City - again! It's been a blast.. really enjoyed it tonight!!! Strange to play songs like 'Web Of Lies' live.. feels like playing a new track, haha.. Now we have to leave the sunny side of this planet and head towards the snow covered hills of Scandinavia. Thank you Latin and South America for the passion, the love, the chants and the sun :-) You rocked our world for the last 3 weeks!!!" More...

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Endwell Streaming Re-Recorded Track

During the Summer of 2010 as Endwell was recording "Punishment," the band decided to revisit the songs that began this new chapter of its career. One of only two songs songs from the "Revenge Is A Healthy Motive" EP that had not been re-recorded was "Sympathy For All Sufferers," the closing track of the release.

After deciding it would be best to leave the re-recorded version of "Sympathy For All Sufferers" off of "Punishment," the song was set aside. Now two years later, core Endwell members Sean Murphy and Danny Pupplo have mastered the track themselves in between writing and demoing of new material. Check out the song below, and look out for new Endwell music coming soon. More...

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Soliloquium Recording New Release

Swedish death/doom act Soliloquium is currently working hard on a second release, titeld "The Concept of Escape," and has checked in with the following message:

"On Saturday evening we finally finished the drums for the new demo, which means the entire second demo is musically ready. Time to solve the others parts like mixing, mastering, album cover and such.”

The demo will include three brand new tracks: “Crossroads,” “Remnants of Dying Dreams,” and “Nighttime Revelations.” This new output will also feature member Mortuz for the first time who is also the drummer of black metal act Mist of Misery.

Soliloquium features Stefan Nordström and Jonas Bergkvist from Desolator (currently signed to Hellthrasher Productions) and Ending Quest. The debut demo "When Silence Grows Venomous" was released as a free download via Bandcamp and can be heard below. More...

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Mastic Scum Working On New Album

Massacre Records has checked in with the following announcement about Mastic Scum working on an upcoming new album:

"Good news from Mastic Scum! The guys from Austria are currently working on their new album, which they plan to release in spring 2013! 3 years after their last album 'Dust,' Mastic Scum is back with a heavy load of new riffs and structures.

"Don't miss members of Mastic Scum as well as members of their label mates Disbelief and Eye Beyond Sight on December 8th at the annual Dime-Bash in Vienna. You'll find further information right here."

The band also stated: "The new songs are shaping up in a new brutal style and also on a higher technical level. With this release we went back to our roots and also made a step forward to new structures and rhythms. Be prepared!"

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Aviyn Posts New Music Video

Today Noisecreep.com is hosting an exclusive premiere of a new video from Aviyn for the song "Merry Go Round." The clip was directed by Bret Baggett of BBMedia and can be found right here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Aviyn is from a small town outside of the Tulsa, OK area. Their small town surroundings have helped play a substantial role in their ability to be so diligent in the music and the chance to perfect the band sonically. Their music is about people and Aviyn dedicates themselves to the music that they create and to the people who support them.

"In the past three years Aviyn has released two demos, Better off Dead in 2009 and Reflections in 2010. During which the band has played on a handful of tours and hundreds of shows with bands such as Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, Oh Sleeper, Jamie's Elsewhere, It Dies Today, 36 Crazyfists, August Burns Red, The Misfits, and many others. More...

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Finntroll Recording New Album

Finntroll has officially started recording a 6th album at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki. The currently untitled follow-up to 2010's "Nifelvind" (reviewed here) will be released worldwide through Century Media Records in late March, 2013. In regards to this new album, the band comments via a studio blog:

"Combining our trademark sound with even more influences from non- traditional genres in metal music, we have created 11 songs which show you everything we want to offer. And boy, wasn't that one of the hardest tasks for some time. After all, how do you keep your sound fresh, yet familiar, after 6 albums and 15 years?

"At some point, we were afraid that the songs are not melodic enough. Then we started to fear they became too melodic. Then we let the songs rest for a while and molded them more in a way that the non-melodic stuff got something to hum with, and the cheesy pop songs were arranged more stripped and aggressive. We were confident, yet sometimes scared what will people think of the stuff we've been doing so hard. What if they hate it? That would be fine, but if they would hate it because the material was uninspiring, boring and done-to-death, that would be a huge disappointment. So, we kept pushing and tried to keep it fresh all the time, while still having the 'this has to be FINNTROLL because no other band sounds this insane' - grinning going on."

Curious how the new album really sounds? You can listen to some demo clips via Facebook here. Follow the band's studio blog here and stay tuned for more news coming soon.

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Affiance Releases New Video Clip

Affiance has premiered a new music video online for "The Cynic," which can be viewed below, and the band's new album "The Campaign" is out now. Affiance also commented: "We can't thank our fans enough for being so supportive of us. We have tons of touring to come in January and to finish out this year. Check out the dates and the new music video!"

Dec 08 - Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
Dec 09 - Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy's
Dec 11 - Charlotte, NC – Treamont Music Hall
Dec 12 - Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
Dec 13 - Towson, MD – Recher Theater
Dec 14 - Middletown, NY – Sound Asylum
Dec 29 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues w/Chimaira
Jan 1 - Painesville, OH - Scores Fun Center More...

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Centurian Reveals "Contra Rationem" Details

Dutch death metallers Centurian have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album "Contra Rationem." Listenable Records commented:

"Contra Rationem is an adversive record in the broadest sense of the word. It lacks all the ethics of contemporary productions, leaving only the dynamic range of decay and rats exploring your skeleton. Through the rattle of bones...One might even hear flesh on instruments. We keep our death metal under-produced. All songs were nailed with conviction, without hesitation. In one take. Guided only by tongues of fire descending upon our heads. Uncorrected. As real as we are not."

1. Thou Shalt Bleed For the Lord Thy God
2. Crown Of Bones
3. Feast of the Cross
4. Judas Among Twelve
5. Antinomian
6. The Will of the Torch
7. Sin Upon Man
8. Damnatio Memoriae
9. Adversus More...

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Wintersun Updates Tour Schedule

Wintersun, which released long-awaited new album "Time I" back in October, has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Hi everyone! Checking in from the ongoing North American tour (right now we´re in Canada) and we´re more than happy to announce further shows in 2013. This time: SPAIN! We´ll be playing the following cities:

24.06.2013 Bilbao, Rockstar
25.06.2013 Madrid, Caracol
26.06.2013 Barcelona, Apolo 2

"Stay tuned for updates. Here the remaining dates of the North American Tour. Make sure to buy your tickets asap as they keep selling fast!"

07.12.12 Louis' Pub Saskatoon, Canada
08.12.12 West End Cultural Centre Winnipeg, Canada
09.12.12 Station 4 St Paul, MN
11.12.12 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
12.12.12 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
13.12.12 The Opera House Toronto, Canada
14.12.12 Mavericks Ottawa, Canada **SOLD OUT**
15.12.12 Club Soda Montreal, Canada **SOLD OUT**
16.12.12 Imperial Quebec City, Canada
18.12.12 Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) Rochester, NY
19.12.12 Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
20.12.12 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY **SOLD OUT**
21.12.12 Royale Boston Boston, MA

Confirmed festival shows 2013:
30.05. - 01.06.12 Beastival Geiselwind, Germany - www.beastival.com
20.06. - 22.06.12 Metalfest Loreley St. Goarshausen, Germany - www.metalfest.eu
28.06.12 Tuska Open Air Helsinki, Finland More...

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Bloodbound Posts Official Live Clip Of "Moria"

Swedish power metal act Bloodbound posted an official live video for the song "Moria." The song appears on the 2011 release "Unholy Cross," which is available on AFM Records. The clip was recorded during the band's performance at the Masters Of Rock Festival in the Czech Republic. The band is playing live in support of the latest LP "In the Name of Metal" (see Metal Underground.com's review over at this location.

Check out "Moria" here:

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Mors Principium Est Streaming Full New Album

Mors Pricipium Est will release new album "...And Death Said Live" on December 14th in Europe and December 15th in the U.S. Now the band has teamed up with Finnish website Inferno to stream the full release online.

Check out all the songs from the album through Inferno.fi here. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Awakening
2. Departure
3. I Will Return
4. Birth of the Starchild
5. Bringer of Light
6. Ascension
7. ...and Death Said Live
8. Destroyer of All
9. What the Future Holds?
10. The Meadows of Asphodel
11. Dead Winds of Hope More...

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Smohalla Streaming Unreleased Songs Online

French black metal act Smohalla has released a trio of remastered and unreleased tracks online, including an Ulver tribute, which can be heard over at Bandcamp or in the player available below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Ils flottent 06:42
2. Une longue marche 08:28
3. Le trône de la tragédie (Ulver cover) 05:28 More...

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Svart Crown Enters The Studio

French death/black metal band Svart Crown has officially entered St Marthe Studio (Kickback, Hangman's Chair, Arkhon Infautus) to begin the recording process for a new album.

Over the two years since the last album "Witnessing the Fall" came out, the band has shared stages with Shining, Enthroned, Melechesh, Ulcerate, Septic Flesh, and more across Europe.

The new album will be released Fall 2013 on Listenable Records. Further details will be announced as they are made available. Footage of Nicolas Ranko Muller recording drums for the new album can also be viewed below. More...

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Hirax Signs With SPV, Hits The Studio Early 2013

Legendary U.S. thrash band Hirax has inked a worldwide deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The band is expected to enter the studio in early 2013 with a new album expected in September followed by a world tour. The last studio release from the band was in 2009 with "El Rostro de la Muerte."

Frontman Katon W. De Pena commented on the signing: "We are honored to now be a part of the SPV Records family and we appreciate their total support of our thrash metal music. Together we are going to bring the heavy metal music world one hell of a skull crushing album in 2013".

Steamhammer/SPV's A&R head Olly Hahn added:" It´s an honor to have Katon and Hirax on our label. Through all the years Katon held the flag of metal high and also played places of the earth where nobody would. It´s time for another raging violence!"

Upcoming live dates for the band are as follows:

12/22: US-Los Angeles,CA - Key Club (together with Agent Steel)
2/16: MEX-Mexico City - Circo Volador (together with Malevolant Creation)

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Asphyx Cancels Show In Rome

Asphyx has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled Rome show this coming Saturday:

"For our always loyal die hard Italian Asphyx fans,

"We deeply regret that we cannot come to Roma this Saturday. In 25 years of Asphyx we have never let our fans down when it comes to a show and for us this too is a very sad and dark moment and our iron hearts are bleeding.

"To explain exactly why is too much to tell, but to keep a long story short is that the promoter did not keep promises made to us and because of this we no longer can trust this person or are willing to co-operate with him any longer. We did give him a chance until today but still there were many things unclear and promises broken. Next to our passion for the death metal we play we also are a professional band and under these circumstances we are not able to give you, our fans, the show they deserve to see and experience for their hard earned money. More...

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Magoa Posts "A Thousand Lives" Video

French metallers Magoa have released a brand new video for "‘A Thousand Lives," which is available below. Directed by Benjamin Cappelletti and produced by Stenope Productions, the track comes from the band’s EP “Animal” recently released through Klonosphere Records.

You can also stream the entire EP right here. The "Animal" track listing is as follows:

01. A Thousand Lives
02. Animal
03. Enemy
04. React
05. Sharks
06. The Grid More...

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Circles Releases New Music Video

Australia's Circles has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a new video clip for "Another Me," taken off the band's upcoming debut album, due out in 2013.

Check out the video through Metal Hammer here or in the player below. Circles also commented:

"Your time is NOW! Merry Christmas to all of our fans and everyone who has supported us so far. Thanks to our label Basick Records and our friends at the mighty Metal Hammer Magazine for pushing this out into the world and for calling us 'starlets.' Enjoy our brand new video and FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD - Another Me." More...

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Theocracy Streaming New Christmas Single

The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy has just released a new Christmas single called "Wynter Fever" voa YouTube. The single will also be made available at iTunes during the coming week. Check out the clip below.

Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith comments on the track: "Merry Christmas to all our friends! After being trapped in the studio working on the upcoming remix of the first Theocracy album, we were itching to record a little something new as a break from working on the old songs. Since Christmas was coming up and we had a little spare time this year, it seemed like the perfect chance to deliver an epic slab of fun holiday silliness for you all. Enjoy!" More...

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Holy Grail Posts Part III Of Track-By-Track Videos

Californian metal act Holy Grail posted the third installment of a a series of track-by-track videos for the upcoming sophomore LP "Ride the Void," the first through Nuclear Blast Records. the album is set to drop on January 18th, 2013. Part II of the series can still be viewed over at this location.

The track list for "Ride the Void" is:

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence the Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains of Sorrow

Check out Part III here: More...

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Epysode Posts In Studio Footage On Sophomore LP

Belgium based Epysode, featuring guitarist Samuel Arkan, posted another teaser clip from the band's upcoming sophomore release. The band is currently in Noise Factory Studios with sound engineer Gerald Jans recording the album and are targeting a release in 2013. Some teaser footage was previously posted, which can be seen over here and over at this location.

Check out the studio footage here:

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Civilization One Streaming Two New Tracks

Germany's Civilization One, featuring Ex-Firewind/Ex-Power Quest vocalist Chity Somapala (Red Circuit/Rekuiem), is streaming two new tracks "Reunite" and "The Land In Flames" (heard below) from the band's sophomore effort "Calling the Gods," which was issued last month through Limb Music.

The track listing for "Calling the Gods" is:

1. Aazis
2. Calling the Gods
3. The Land in Flames
4. Archangel
5. Evil Eye
6. Hell Awaiting
7. True Believer
8. Reunite
9. The Supernatural Virtue
10. New World
11. Spirit in the Wind (Bonus Track)
12. Believing the Dream (Bonus Track)
13. Dreams of Fire (We Unite As One) (Bonus Track)

Check out "Reunite" and "The Land In Flames" here: More...

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Free Fall Posts New Music Video

"Freedom Rock" act Free Fall posted a new music video for the song "Power & Volume," the title track of the band's debut release. The single is available now, which features the non-album bonus track "Stand Up For Your Rock n' Roll." The full length LP is expected for release on February 22, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out "Power & Volume" here:

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Mob Rules Posts New Music Video For "Lost"

German melodic metal act Mob Rules posted a new music video for the new track "Lost." The song appears on the band's new album "Cannibal Nation," available now from AFM Records. The band also recently released a new music video for the track "Fire & Ice," which can be seen over at this location.

Check out "Lost" here:

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Hardcore Superstar Streaming New Track

Swedish hard rock act Hardcore Superstar is streaming the new track "One More Minute." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming new LP "C’mon Take On Me," which is scheduled for release on March 1, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out "One More Minute" here:

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Giant X Posts Second Preview Clip For Debut LP

Giant X, the new project by Running Wild founder Rock 'N' Rolf Kasparek and guitarist Peter J. Jordan, is streaming a preview of the new track "Rough Ride." The song appears on the debut release "I," which will be issued through SPV Records on January 18, 2013 (Germany), January 21, 2013 (Europe) and January 22, 2012 (North America).

Previously, a clip for the track "On A Blind Flight" was posted, which can be heard over here and the first in studio footage can be found at this location. Check out "Rough Ride":

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Eversin Streaming New Track "Nightblaster"

Italian progressive thrashers Eversin is streaming the new track "Nightblaster." The song features the guest vocal appearance of former Venom/current Mpire of Evil and Atomkraft vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan. The track appears on the sophomore LP "Tears on the Face of God," which was just released in the past two weeks through My Kingdom Music.

Check out "Nightblaster" here:

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Lord Agheros Streaming New Track "Thanatos"

One man Italian black metal act Lord Agheros is streaming the new track "Thanatos." The song appears on the the new LP "Demiurgo," which was just released through My Kingdom Music on November 26, 2012.

Check out "Thanatos" here:

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Adagio/Symbolica Vocalist Launches Code Of Silence

Brazilian born vocalist Gus Monsanto (Adagio/Symbolica/Lord of Mushrooms) has launched a new band based in Scotland called Code of Silence. The band features former Power Quest guitarist Ben Randall and Falloch master musician Scott McLean on keyboards. The debut LP will be entitled "Dark Skies Over Babylon" and is scheduled to drop on January 23 in Japan via Rubicon Music, February 25 in Europe and April 9 in North America via Mausoleum Records.

Code of Silence is:

Gus Monsanto (Vocals)
Ben Randall (Guitar)
James Murray (Bass)
Scott McLean (Keys)
John Clelland (Drums)

The band is streaming a preview clip of the song "Sky is Falling Down," which can be heard here:

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