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Metal News for February 11, 2013

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39 news articles posted on this day.

Metal Blade Declares Metal's Official Hockey Team

Los Angeles-based Metal Blade Records, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012, has partnered with the Trenton Titans to declare them metal's official hockey team.

The two brands will be launching various cross-promotions over the next few months, primarily through both company's array of social networks. Metal Blade also issued the following press release:

"The Trenton Titans play in the ECHL the premier 'AA' hockey league and are the proud affiliate to the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL and the Adirondack Phantoms in the AHL. The Trenton Titans host a weekly Google+ and YouTube live video feed. On the show, Titans GM Rich Lisk discusses the latest games, player moves, promotions, a top 10 related to current events in Titans Nation and a question and answer segment. Previous broadcasts are available on the Trenton Titans YouTube channel.

"The Trenton Titans are about halfway through their regular season as part of the ECHL's Eastern Atlantic divison, with the remaining schedule available at this location. Fans can follow the team there, as well as via their other social outlets at Twitter or Facebook.

"Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel teamed up at the beginning of 2011 with NHL.com's Shawn Roarke for a new radio show called 'Metal Misconduct.' This show features interviews with musicians and athletes, merging the worlds of sports and metal music. Past guests have included Drew Stafford (Buffallo Sabres), Josh Barnett (MMA), Kyle Turley (Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), and more. The podcast is available on iTunes here."

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Spektr Streaming "Teratology" Track

The French duo of Spektr - who's identity remains shrouded in mystery - will release the new opus "Cypher" on the 19th of February in North Amercia via Agonia Records (the album is out now in Europe). A track from the album is now available for streaming.

Check out "Teratology" in the player below. The "Cypher" album's track listing is as follows:

1. Hermetism
2. Teratology
3. The Singularity
4. Solitude
5. Antimatter
6. Solve Et Coagula
7. Cypher
8. Decorporation
9. Le Vitriol du Philosophe More...

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Mesmerize Reveals New Album Artwork

Mesmerize has revealed the cover artwork for the new album "Paintropy," which can be viewed below. The artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design, who has previously worked with international metal bands such as Manowar, Stratovarius, and Korpiklaani.

"We're really satisfied with the result," says bass player Andrea Tito. "It really captures the feeling of the album itself: the combination of Pain and Entropy, translating negative events or emotions into a chaotic and painful state of mind."

"Furthermore, we really have to thank Jan for his help: besides being very professional all the way, he's been very patient with us, and our requests of changes and fine-tuning (yes, we can be a real pain in the ass sometimes!)"

A video from the recording studio sessions for "Paintropy" can also be viewed after the jump. The release of "Paintropy" will be handled by Punishment 18 Records on April 29th, 2013. More...

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Raven Black Night Streaming "Fallen Angel"

Australian epic heavy metal warlords Raven Black Night will release their Metal Blade debut "Barbarian Winter" on February 19th, 2013.

In collaboration with Stormbringer.at, Raven Black Night has now posted the third and final single
"Fallen Angel," taken off "Barbarian Winter." Surf over to this location to check out the exclusive premiere.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fire In Your Eyes
2. Morbid Gladiator
3. Mystery Woman
4. Fallen Angel
5. Black Queen
6. If You Choose The Dark
7. Warriors Call
8. Barbarian Winter
9. Changes
10. Lips of Desire
11. Nocturnal Birth
12. Angel With A Broken Wing
13. Metal Martyr (vinyl exclusive)
14. Love Is Holy (vinyl exclusive) More...

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Conditions Reveals "Full Of War" Details

Richmond's own Conditions will be releasing newest full-length "Full Of War" on March 26th, 2013. Vocalist Brandon Roundree offers an explanation of the record's title:

“Life is a series of decisions and what are decisions but little mini-wars, opposing forces, pulling upon each other?” Roundtree concludes, “’Full of War’ lyrically ties the record together literally and metaphorically.”

Producers Brandon Paddock and Taylor Larsen (Periphery) have helped Conditions craft the new album and follow-up to the "Fluorescent Youth" debut. “We wholeheartedly believed in our last record,” insists Roundtree. “But then after we lived with it, we realized it was maybe a little 'safe' for us. We took that very much to heart and decided to showcase the fact that we are not a play-it-safe band.”

Even the album artwork shows a very different side of Conditions with artist Matt "Portland" Hay. The band is out on the road right now with Let Live and will be joining Sleeping With Sirens on the Take It Or Leave It Tour starting in March. More...

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Entrails Finishes Recording New Album

Swedish death act, Entrails, has completed the recordings for upcoming third album, "Raging Death."

The album was recorded in different studios: the drum recordings took place at the Racetrack studios while the bass recordings were done at Jimmy Lundqvist's own The Crypt recording studios. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound.

The band comments on the album: "This is the perfect next step for Entrails. A massive stench of death, right in your face! 'Raging Death' as a title suited the album as a whole, since it's pure death metal without mercy!"

"Raging Death" will be released the 10th/13th of May via Metal Blade Records in Europe on vinyl, as a limited Digi-CD with bonus CD and as a jewelcase CD. In North America, the album will be available on May 14th. More details on the content will be revealed shortly. Metal Blade Records also comments on the band: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Comments On Upcoming Tour

Cattle Decapitation will return to Europe in April to tour as direct support to Cryptopsy. Also on the bill are Decrepit Birth and The Last Shot of War.

Comments Cattle Decapitation singer Travis Ryan: "It's great to hit the road with our friends Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth again… and this time, in Europe! We'll be hitting some spots harder than usual and some spots we've never been and we're always into that. This might be the only time this year you guys see us so be sure to come out and rage with us!"

You can also watch the band's video the band's cinematic, nine-minute long mini-film for "Kingdom of Tyrants" from the "Monolith of Inhumanity" album now at this location. The video, directed by Mitch Massie, is an experience not to be missed. Vocalist Travis Ryan elabortates: "It's disturbing. It's thought-provoking. Its 100% Cattle Decapitation and in the direction we've been heading. Massie is the man and this is by far the best video we've ever had the pleasure to be a part of." More...

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Neaera Posts New Song Online

Germany's crushing extreme metal acts Neaera will release new album "Ours Is The Storm" on March 5th. In collaboration with Metal Hammer Germany, the band has posted a new single online titled "Decolonize The Mind."

Check out the track via Metal Hammer or in the player below. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Deafening
2. Ours Is The Storm
3. Decolonize The Mind
4. Through Treacherous Flames
5. Ascend To Chaos
6. Walk With Fire
7. My Night Is Starless
8. Black Tomb
9. Between Us And Annihilation
10. Slaying The Wolf Within
11. Back To The Soul
12. Guardian Of Ashes More...

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Fallen Fate Posts Studio Footage

Fallen Fate has posted a video clip online providing a look at the recording of the "Into The Black" album. Check out the studio footage in the YouTube player available below, or you can watch the band's previously posted video for "Origin of Sin" at this location.

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Hollow Between The Hills Streaming EP Online

Hollow Between the Hills is streaming the "Of All Hope" EP online, which can be heard in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the group:

"Formed in September of 2011, Hollow Between The Hills is a hard working metalcore/progressive metal band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. HBTH has a wide variety of influences and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the genre and delivering a high energy live show. They have had the privilege to share the stage with bands such as UK's own Architects and Canadian boys STRUC/TURES. Head to Bandcamp to pick up a copy of the debut EP 'Of All Hope' today!"

The "Of All Hope" track listing is as follows:

1. Intro 01:18
2. Aphrodite 03:30
3. Of All Hope 03:26
4. S.O.H. 03:51
5. She Walks 03:32
6. Devour the Hands of Power 05:12 More...

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Shai Hulud Streaming New Track

Shai Hulud has partnered with MetalSucks.net to stream the "Monumental Graves" track, taken from the "Reach Beyond the Sun" album. The song can be heard now right here.

Shai Hulud's new album "Reach Beyond the Sun" will be released on February 19th, 2013 in North American and February 15th/18th in Europe. You can also find a full listing of the band's upcoming tour dates below. More...

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Lower Than Atlantis Announces Headlining Shows

Lower Than Atlantis has announced that Dinosaur Pile Up (16 – 20 April), The Xcerts (21 – 25 April), and Blitz Kids (all dates) will provide support on the band's biggest UK/Irish headline tour to date. Full details on the run are available below.

Additionally, the latest single to be taken from the band's major-label debut album, “Go On Strike” is out to purchase this week on iTunes, and a new acoustic version of the track is part of the package.

13-Apr-13 Belfast Mandela Hall
14-Apr-13 Dublin The Academy
16-Apr-13 Cardiff Solus
17-Apr-13 Wolverhampton Wulrun
18-Apr-13 Manchester Academy 2
19-Apr-13 Glasgow QMU
20-Apr-13 Leeds Met University
21-Apr-13 Yeovil Westlands
23-Apr-13 Norwich Waterfront
24-Apr-13 Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
25-Apr-13 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London More...

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Six Feet Under Reveals New Album Details

Death metal behemoths Six Feet Under are back, and with the seething "Unborn," the tenth full-length of their imposing career, they are out for blood. The cover artwork can be found below, along with the new song "Zombie Blood Curse." The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, owner of one of the most powerful and instantly recognizable voices in the genre, the band are returning with an overhauled line up that sees them reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral music they have ever put their name to.

"In November of 2010 when vocalist and founding member Chris Barnes first started to get the idea of working with new writers for Six Feet Under's next release, he contacted Rob Arnold, Jari Laine, and Ben Savage to share in the writing process. After just two years of writing and recording 20 plus tracks, and releasing 'Undead' in May of 2012, Six Feet Under is now proud to unveil Undead's demented fraternal twin…" More...

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Chaotic Remains Streams New Track

Malta metal act Chaotic Remains has posted the new song "Dark Ascension" online, which was mastered by Clayton Cini of XIR records and can be heard in the player below. For more info on Chaotic Remains, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. Chaotic Remains is:

James Kiwi - Vocals
Roderick Azjatiku - Guitar
Julian Bacon - Guitar
William Demdem-keys/synth

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In-Graved Streaming New Song

In-Graved, the new band led by former Pentagram and Place of Skull guitarist Victor Griffin, will release its self-titled debut album in Europe on Friday, March 22nd via Finnish label Svart Records and in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 26th through Veritas Vinyl.

The song "Late For An Early Grave" can now be streamed at the Roadburn festival website here. Performing on the track is Victor Griffin (guitar/vocals), Pete Campbell (drums), Mike Puleo (keys), and Marty Swaney (bass).

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Digital Critic
2. What If...
3. Late For An Early Grave
4. Fading Flower
5. Thorn In The Flesh
6. Teacher
7. Love Song For The Dying
8. Never Surrender More...

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High Priest Of Saturn Reveals Album Details

Svart Records has set March 22nd as the international release date for High Priest of Saturn's self-titled debut. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Self-described as a psychedelic doom act inspired by classic stoner bands and '60s and '70s psychedelic rock, High Priest of Saturn is a Norwegian three piece that consists of guitarist Martin Sivertsen and guitarist-drummer Andreas Hagen's slow-pounding riffs and beats and Merethe Heggset's eerie vocals, which seem to resonate from another dimension.

"The entire High Priest of Saturn opus is drenched with swirling, menacing vintage organ sounds, played on the album by Ole Kristian Malmedal. Groovy yet epic (none of the four tracks presented here are below the nine-minutes mark!), High Priest of Saturn's debut full-length is a trip. Not only does it fulfill the many promises offered by their 2011 demo (whose two songs have been re-recorded here in even heavier and more mesmerizing versions), but it also propels this trio towards the same league as Sleep and Acid King, towards the sky and beyond."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Protean Towers (10:30)
2. Kraken Mare (9:06)
3. Crawling King Snake (9:01)
4. On Mayda Insula (12:49) More...

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Tear Out The Heart Releases Lyric Clip

St. Louis, Missouri, melodic metalcore outfit Tear Out The Heart has released a lyric video for the track “Undead Anthem,” featuring Caleb Shomo (ex- Attack Attack!). Check out the video below.

The song is taken from the forthcoming album "Violence," due out March 19th. “The song is about making an impact and proving to those around you your self-worth,” comments vocalist Tyler Konersman. See the album artwork that was created by Dan Mumford come to life as you watch the lyric video for “Undead Anthem” below.

"Violence" is available for pre-order at the Victory Records’ Webstore. The digital single for “Undead Anthem” will be available tomorrow through iTunes/Amazon MP3. Stay tuned for a soon to be announced tour and the release of a brand new track. More...

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As They Burn Posts New Lyric Video

With a brand new album just a week away, As They Burn has unleashed a lyric video for the track “When Everything Falls Apart” taken from the band's forthcoming album "Will, Love, Life," due out February 19th. Watch the video below.

The album was recorded by new member and keyboardist Bastien Jacquesson at Studio Bleu in the suburbs of Paris, France and mixed by Jason Suecoff. The double cover artwork was done by Meshuggah’s official photographer, Anthony Dubois and French painter Charlotte Mollet, who drew each of the eleven signs that represent the eleven tracks of the record - each symbol has a special meaning linked with the song's lyrics. More...

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Dark Sermon Reveals "In Tongue" Details

Hailing from Tampa Florida, Dark Sermon has announced its very first full-length titled, "In Tongues," due out March 26th, 2013. Vocalist Johnny Crowder weighs in:

"We have worked tirelessly for the better part of two years to bring you our debut full length. If you're looking for something fast, dark, ominous and heavy as hell itself, this record is for you."

The record was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios with world renowned artist Eliran Kantor (Hatebreed, Testament) being tapped to create Dark Sermon's first official record cover. The band will be touring with Aegaeon for the next several weeks leading up to the release of "In Tongues" with an appearance on this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. Dates can be seen below. More...

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Deadlock Splits With Guitarist

Deadlock has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"Another chapter of the Deadlock story has ended these days. In a friendly manner guitarist Gert Rymen has decided to part ways. The band wishes him all the best for his future and his family! It was always a pleasure to have you on stage!"

Gert also comments: “After 8 years of being in deadlock I decided to leave the band. Mostly my job and my family life are the main reasons for my exit. My music taste has been changing a lot in the past years and it just drifted too far away from the songs that deadlock is playing now.

"I am sure that I will miss the fun that we had on the road but I think it’s the right decision for me. I thank Deadlock for the great time we had together, and i wish them the best for the future.

"I also thank the following persons who also are or were a big part of deadlock: Joe Prem, Tom Huschka, Stefan Huschka, Tobi Anders, Stefan Lifeforce, Slayer, Erik, Stephan Scherer, Stephan at Meinl distribution, Hando, Schrörg, the Graf Family and the Reichl Family and of course all the fans that have been supporting us all the time.”

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Eskimo Callboy Posts New Music Video

German electro-metallers Eskimo Callboy have released a brand new music video for the cover of Skrillex's track "Cinema," ahead of a tour with label mates, The Browning. Check out the video below. The band comments on the new video:

"The last two years we've been through so many good times, met so many different people and travelled to a lot of wonderful cities and countries... And all these times, this song was probably the most played one on our iPods! But now it is time to say thank you to all the people who have supported us in so many ways! Whether it was just seeing a show, or a kind word afterwards, it doesn't matter. For an artist, these are the things that keep you doing what you love! And with this song we can give back a little of what we've been given.

"On the one hand it has these dub parts that makes you wanna dance and have a good time, but on the other it also has something reflective that makes you think of things lying in your past that are worth remembering. In short, this song describes our feelings best. We are very thankful, so here is our gift to you. Hope to have you still with us for our second album <3"

The "Get Drunk Or Fuck Off" tour, featuring Eskimo Callboy and The Browning, kicks off on February 22nd and takes in cities in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Austria - plus the first ever Eskimo Callboy show in the UK. More...

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Pitch Black Process Releases New Lyric Video

Turkey's Pitch Black Process has posted a lyric video online for the track "To the Villain," taken from the upcoming album "Hand of God?" Check out the video below.

"Hand of God?" was recorded at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden. The album was produced by Daniel Bergstrand and PBP and mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering.

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Lawnmower Deth Announces Hometown Show

Lawnmower Deth, self-proclaimed Godfathers of British thrash and usurpers of the buffoonery crown, has announced the band's only club show of 2013.

Since being pulled out of retirement for a one-off show at Alexandra Palace with Bullet For My Valentine, the band has refuted reports of reformation. "It's a regurgitation, get it right!" states singer Qualcast Mutilator.

Appearances have been rare but always event-based. Three Download festivals in four years, Damnation Festival, Hammerfest Festival, Bloodstock Festival, and now announced for 2013 the Hard Rock Hell Festival.

However, the draw of an even rarer club show in the band's home town was just too much. This will be the Lawnmower Deth's first home town gig in 20 years. Nottingham Rescue Rooms on December 20th, 2013 will witness Lawnmower Deth in full Christmas tilt. Supports are yet to be confirmed but rumored to be classic and old school. Tickets are available now at this location.

Qualcast Mutilator said "We can't wait...a sweaty club one....at Christmas. Plus our agent said he'd kill us if we didn't earn him some money."

Friday December 20th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms w/Lawnmother Death + Guests

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Unearthing The Turkish Metal Underground

Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that perhaps haven't received as much exposure yet as they should. This week, we'll be taking a trip to Turkey, the country where Europe and Asia meet, which shares its borders with no less than eight countries, including Greece in the West and Iran to the East. It's a country with a fascinating history (the Ottoman era of which was covered brilliantly in the PBS Series, "Islam: Empire of Faith") and remains an intriguing place today. It attracts many visitors every year, including heavy metal fans from Arab countries, who are unable to attend rock and metal shows in their homelands. Turkey was also at the heart of one of the more interesting stories in last year's metal news, when Israeli progressive metal band, Orphaned Land, announced that they becoming Turkish citizens, having established a strong fan base in the country and previously winning an award for their efforts towards reaching peace. This week, MetalUnderground will be examing three home grown Turkish bands, in an attempt to showcase it as one of the most exciting places to visit.

Kirmizi

Kirmizi (Turkish for "red") is one of the more unique bands covered this week, seeing as it's an all female group. The outfit was founded in 2005 by vocalist Idil Cagatay and drummer Asli Polat and performed tirelessly in clubs like Dorock in the country's largest city, Istanbul. They released their first maxi single in 2010 and recorded two music videos for the release, "Kirmizi" and "Veda Etme," before being personally selected by Ozzy Osbourne to open for him in Istanbul later that year. In 2011, they released their first album, "Isyan," and are currently working hard to bring their sound across Europe and eventually to the United States.

Kirmizi - "Kirmizi"

Kirmizi - "Geri"
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The Afterimage Posts New Single Teaser

The Afterimage's new single "Pathogen" is coming out on February 21st, 2013. A teaser trailer for the single has now been posted online and can be viewed below. You can also hear the band's previously posted song "The Seeking" at this location.

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Soilwork Posts Track-By-Track Video, Pt. II

Soilwork posted the second installment in a series of track-by-track videos for the upcoming double album release "The Living Infinite" (part one can be seen here). The video features vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid and bassist Ola Flink talking about the second CD of the release.

The album is set for release on March 1st (EU), March 4th (UK) and March 5th, 2013 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for "The Living Infinite" is:

Disc 1:

1. Spectrum of Eternity (streaming here)
2. Memories Confined
3. This Momentary Bliss (streaming here)
4. Tongue
5. The Living Infinite I
6. Let the First Wave Rise
7. Vesta
8. Realm of the Wasted
9. The Windswept Mercy
10. Whispers and Lights More...

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God Of Atheists Posts Video Teaser

The new project God of Atheists, which was named Metalunderground.com's most anticipated release of 2013, has now posted a brief solo video online as a teaser for upcoming material.

Check out Carl August Tidemann playing the solo for the song "Fountain of Emptiness" over at the band's Facebook profile here.

God of Atheists is a new project spearheaded by Asgeir Mickelson, and the band's lineup is currently as follows:

Asgeir Mickelson - Guitar
Trym - Drums
ICS Vortex - Vocals
Carl August Tidemann - Solo guitar
Keyboards - Ihsahn

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Sedulity Details Debut Full Length LP

Tuscon based thrash/death act Sedulity will be releasing its debut, and final, full length album "The Valley of Dying Stars" on April 2nd, 2013 through Masters of Metal Productions. Brett Windnagle of Lascaille’s Shroud will be joining the band on lead guitar along with Tyler Sherrill of Steamforged on keyboards. The album will feature a guest appearance by John Yelland of Judicator and Disforia on the song “Seven Cities” (a song about the novel “Deadhouse Gates” by Steven Erikson).

The track listing for "The Valley Of Dying Stars" is as follows:

1. Laid to Waste
2. Relative Dimensions
3. Dreamscape Serenity
4. Cast Aside
5. Circled in Blood
6. A Face on the Water
7. Scarred and Chained
8. Seven Cities
9. Spiritual Darkness
10. The Valley of Dying Stars More...

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Martyr Defiled Stranded In Vienna

Martyr Defiled has issued the following announcement about breaking down while on the "Hate Across Europe" tour:

"Our van broke down, and we're stranded in Vienna. Please guys, if you have any spare pocket money from your parents chuck us a couple of quid to help us pay to carry on the tour.

"Thank you, and all shirts will be shipped a MAXIMUM of 4 weeks after purchase. You guys are the best."

The band's upcoming tour dates can be found at this location, and you can hear the song "Lifeless" in the player below. More...

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A Hero For The World To Release Debut LP

The new melodic metal act A Hero For The World is set to self-release its self-titled debut release on March 29, 2013. The album will be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, as well as a limited edition digipak from the band at its official Facebook Page. The band posted an album preview clip, which can be seen below.

A Hero For The World features Jacob Kaasgaard (vocals, keyboards, composer) and David Sivelind (guitar and bass), both originally from Sweden, but who now live in the Philippines. The drums are played by virtuoso drummer Andy Gentile from Los Angeles, USA. Guest female vocals are sung by Louiebeth Aratan from the Philippines.

The artwork for the album (shown below) was created by Jobert Mello from Brazil, the man behind the album covers of Sabaton, Primal Fear, Hysterica and many more. The track list for "A Hero For The World" is: More...

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Waylander Reveals European Shows

Irish folk metallers Waylander have announced a series of upcoming European tour dates, which are available below. The band will be touring in support of the "Kindred Spirits" release, which is available for ordering right here.

Sunday 24th February Cernunnos Paganfest, Paris - France
Wednesday 6th March Kellys, Galway - Ireland
Wednesday 17th April Fonobar club, Warsaw - Poland
Thursday 18th April Rock Out club Zielona Gora - Poland
Friday 19th April Blackland Berlin - Germany
Saturday 20th April Fenrrs club Klein Pochlarn - Austria
Sunday 21st April Blue Hell Club Budapest - Hungary More...

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Arkona Streaming Track From Live Album

Arkona will be releasing the “Decade of Glory” live album on February 22nd, 2013 via Napalm Records, and now the band has posted a track from the release online. Check out the song below, and Arkona also comments:

"Today is 11th birthday of Arkona and to support expectations of the album '10 Years of Glory,' we are uploading the first song, which was written for the band Arkona and which became a kind of anthem for many Slavs. It is the version with chorus and orchestra, it was recorded exactly a year ago at the Moscow show." More...

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Atrocity Streaming New Track "Pandæmonium"

German metal act Atrocity is streaming the new track "Pandæmonium" from the upcoming first part of the "Okkult" trilogy series. The album is set for release on April 26, 2013 via Napalm Records. The song can be heard streaming over on the band's Facebook Page at this location.

The "Okkult" series will be the first ever to feature a global "treasure hunt" for the album's bonus tracks, which will be spread across three continents starting with Europe in 2013. The first evidence of this “Metal goes Geocaching” are hidden in the booklet of the limited edition digipak and the iTunes version. Means of a numerical code, so the Atrocity fan determine the code word for access to the treasure hunt on the website of Atrocity. The code word is the title of the hidden songs, and also a first indication of the location of the secret hiding place!

More information on the cover art and track list is expected shortly.

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Vreid Posts "The Reap" Music Video

Vreid has released a new music video for the track "The Reap," which was produced by Einar Loftesnes and animated by Kim Holm. Check out the video below.

"The Reap" comes off the band's new album "Welcome Farewell," set for North American release via Indie Recordings March 5th, 2013. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Ramble
2. The Way Of The Serpent
3. The Devil’s Hand
4. Welcome Farewell
5. The Reap
6. Sights of Old
7. Black Waves
8. At The Brook More...

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Thyrfing Streaming New Song Online

Thyrfing has delivered its very own brew of metal music since 1995. After six full-length albums and numerous live performances, the band is going to release "De Ödeslösa" on March 1st, 2013 via Noiseart Records. As a pretaste the band has released the track “Veners förfall," which can be heard in the player below.

Thyrfing guitarist Patrik Lindgren comments: "“Veners förfall” is a track we’re truly satisfied with and think it showcases the album in a great way. The song was actually written around the rather offbeat middle piano part – which I think is really different from how you usually put your piano in metal music. In the chorus we can also hear Toni Kocmut on choir vocals. Those who have been following the band through the years will surely recognize this as a familiar element of Thyring. So … here we go – hope you’ll enjoy the song and appreciate it as a first teaser of 'De ödeslösa.'"

Thyrfing will also be appearing on the upcoming Paganfest tour starting at the end of the month, with full details available here. More...

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War From A Harlot's Mouth Posts Guitar Video

War From A Harlot's Mouth has posted a guitar playthrough clip online for the track "To the Villains." Check it below. The band also comments on the video:

"It only features Simon's guitar track. This song is the only one to feature 6-string guitars on our current album 'Voyeur.' It's recorded at Simon's Moulder Productions studio with a 1989 Ibanez RG550. The pickup used is a DiMarzio D Activator bridge."

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W.E.T. Posts "Rise Up" EPK Video

W.E.T., the hard rock project featuring former Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman/T.S.O.), posted a new EPK video for the new LP "Rise Up." The album is due out for release through Frontiers Records on February 22, 2013 (EU) and February 26, 2013 (USA). The album is the follow up to the self-titled debut release issued in 2010 (see Metal Underground.com's review here)

W.E.T. is:

Jeff Scott Soto: Lead Vocals
Erik Martensson (Brazen Abbot): Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Robert Sall: Keyboards, Guitars
Robban Back (Sabaton): Drums
Magnus Henriksson: Guitars

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Helker Posts New Music Video

Argentinian traditional/power metal act Helker posted a new music video for the the track "No Chance to be Reborn." The song is taken from the band's upcoming new LP "Somewhere in the Circle," the band's fourth full length studio effort, which is due for release on February 15, 2013 via AFM Records. Helker features Triddana vocalist Diego Valdez (Ex-Lethal/Ex-Skiltron).

The track list for "Somewhere in the Circle" is as follows:

1. Modern Roman Circus
2. Just Be Yourself
3. No Chance to Be Reborn
4. Begging for Forgiveness
5. Wake Up
6. At the End of the Journey
7. Ghosts from the Past
8. Still Alive
9. Flying
10. Inside of Me
11. Dreams More...

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Magnum Vocalist To Join Avantasia On Tour

Avantasia announced that Magnum vocalist Bob Catley will guest on the new "Mystery of Time" album due out this March. Catley will duet with Tobias Sammet on the track "The Great Mystery." In the video announcement below, Catley also indicated he will joine Avantasia on the upcoming world tour in support of the new release.

Catley joins a myriad of guest starts to appear on the album, including: Biff Byford (Saxon), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween/Unisonic), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS/ex-Meatloaf), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids),Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon/Ex-Vengeance) and legendary former Deep Purple, Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Joe Lynn Turner.

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