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Metal News for February 15, 2014

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Plebeian Grandstand Releases New Music Video

French black metal/hardcore/noise outfit Plebeian Grandstand has released a music video for "Thrvst," the opening track from new full-length "Lowgazers."

Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Calvaiire, Death Engine…) and then mastered at New Alliance East (Converge, Gaza, Xasthur), "Lowgazers" is due out March 31st on deluxe 180 gram 2xLP via Throatruiner Records and Basement Apes Industries. A teaser trailer for the album is also available at this location.

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Ghost Ship Octavius Posts Pre-Production Teaser

Ghost Ship Octavius has released a pre-production sneak peek from the studio featuring clips of the song "Alive." Check it out below. Ghost Ship Octavius is:

Matthew Wicklund: Guitars
Van Williams: Drums
Adon Fanion: Vocals, Guitars

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The Answer Posts "New Horizon" Video

Irish rock outfit The Answer released latest album "New Horizon" this past fall in North America via Napalm Records.

Today, Ultimate Classic Rock is hosting a premiere of The Answer's new video for the title track of "New Horizon." Check it out below.

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Heretoir Streaming Austere Cover

Heretoir is streaming a cover of the Austere track "Just For a Moment," a vinyl-exclusive bonus track taken off the "Substanz" LP. Check it out belwo, and you can order the "Substanz" LP at this location. The track listing is as follows:

Side A:
1. Aura
2. Erwachen Im Dunkel
3. Ein Schrey In Die Nacht
4- Verblasst

Side B:
5. Ausgeburt
6. Herbstwind
7. Snow Colours
8. Just For A Moment (exclusive bonus)

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KillWhitneyDead Streaming "Tyrant Enthroned"

KillWhitneyDead is now streaming "Tyrant Enthroned," which can be heard below. The track comes off upcoming album "Suffer My Wrath," due out March 31st and available for pre-order right here. The track listing is as follows:

1. A Prelude To War
2. Sound The Alarms
3. Demons Consume
4. Tyrant Enthroned
5. Evil Lives Within
6. Tip Of My Tongue
7. Sugartooth (Mundus Vult Decipi – Part I)
8. Serpents & Lies (Mundus Vult Decipi – Part II)
9. Living Hollow
10. Replicate To Survive
11. The Death Of Celebrity More...

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Monolith Posts "Solace" Video

Australian metal band Monolith has a new video out now for "Solace," which was created by Kieran Clarke and features footage from the I Declare War Summer Break Tour.

"Solace" comes off the band's debut EP "Beyond Bermuda." The full track listing is as follows:

1. Solace 04:26
2. Perception 03:32
3. Satellite 01:48
4. Phalaris 02:48
5. Beyond Bermuda 04:55 More...

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Divine Realm Streaming New Track

After previously posting the song "Neptunian Desert" online (still available here), Divine Realm has now uploaded a new track for your listening pleasure.

Check out "Sentiments of Fear and Faith" in the YouTube clip below. Both tracks hail from upcoming album "Abyssal Light."

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Amenaza De Muerte Posts EP Online

Spanish outfit Amenaza De Muerte has uploaded the full "Deathcoast" EP online for streaming, which can be heard in the SoundCloud player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Redemption 00:49
2. Fuck You All 03:00
3. Decadence 03:20

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Fu Manchu Recording New Album

Southern California heavy rockers Fu Manchu head into the studio this weekend to begin recording an 11th studio album.

This will be the first new album release since 2009's "Signs of Infinite Power" and will be released on the band's own At The Dojo label in May 2014, coinciding with a full month long U.S tour with Europe and the rest of the world to follow, all leading up to the group's 25th anniversary in 2015.

The album is being self produced by Fu Manchu and recorded by Andrew Giacumakis (MOAB) and Jim Monroe (The Adolescents, X). Writing began in summer of 2012 and the band members soon found themselves with enough material for two albums. A hint of what the new songs will sound like was released in October in a collaboration with Scion Motors called "Robotic Invasion."

Further details on the coming release will be forthcoming.

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A Virgin Burial Releases New Music Video

A Virgin Burial has released a new music video for "34," which can be seen below. "34" comes off the "Conspiracies" EP, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Obey 03:45
2. Conspiracies 04:36
3. 34 03:56
4. Bloody Grails 04:08
5. Prayers 03:32

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Floor Posts Mini-Documentary

Cult underground rock outfit Floor is the featured artist in the latest monthly installment of "Converse x Decibel." The accompanying mini-documentary, which explores the history and formation of the band, the significance behind the band logo, and much more can be found seen below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

Floor's new album "Oblation" will be released via Season of Mist on April 29th in North America (April 25 worldwide). The track listing is as follows:

1. Oblation
2. Rocinante
3. Trick Scene
4. Find Away
5. The Key
6. New Man
7. Sister Sophia
8. The Quill
9. Love Comes Crushing
10. War Party (streaming here)
11. Homegoings and Transitions
12. Sign of Aeth
13. Raised to a Star
14. Forever Still More...

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Se Delan Announces Debut Album

Se Delan, the duo made up of the multi-instrumentalist leader of Crippled Black Phoenix, Justin Greaves, and Swedish singer, Belinda Kordic, who previously recorded as Killing Mood, will release debut album, "The Fall", in North America on April 15 via Kscope.

The first track to be released from The Fall, "Tonight," is currently streaming via Soundcloud in the player below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Chasing Changes
3. Beneath the Sea
4. Little One
5. Today
6. Tonight
7. The Hunt
8. Dirge
9. On My Way

Greaves initially came to prominence as the drummer of sludge metal act, Iron Monkey, and went on to form Crippled Black Phoenix in 2004. Crippled Black Phoenix has since been the sole focus of his musical output, recording seven albums, embarking on countless tours and working with a host of different artists. More...

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Skyllar Streaming EP

Portugal's Skyllar has an EP out titled "Prologue," which can now be heard online via Bandcamp.

"Prologue" was recorded at Fingerprint Studios and produced, mixed, and mastered by Caesar Craveiro. Give it a listen below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Prologue 01:12
2. Imminence 04:48
3. Remnant 03:56
4. Exile 04:18
5. March of Euphoria 03:19 More...

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Halberd Posts First Song Online

South East London five piece thrash outfit Halberd has released its first ever track online, titled "Deadly Assault." Experience the assault in the player below, or find more info on the new band at Facebook here.

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The Socks Streaming "Holy Sons"

Today you can hear the brand new track "Holy Sons" from psychedelic fuzz rockers The Socks. Give it a listen below, courtesy of Cvltnation.com.

The dark, spacey desert jam comes off the band's self-titled debut full-length. Scheduled for release this Spring via Small Stone, "The Socks" was recorded and mixed by Raphaël Cartellier at Studio Cartellier, France, mastered by Christopher Goosman (Early Man, Sasquatch, Dixie Witch, Solace et al) at Baseline Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and beckons its listeners with nine tracks of riff-heavy, road-tripping, booze-binging goodness chock full of gristly vocal serenades and glassy-eyed grooves.

Comments the band: "This is the most psychedelic song of the album, rather slow and ambient. We didn't know how to finish the song before entering the studio. We started jamming and improvising the last part of the song, and figured out that it was the way this song had to end." More...

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