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Metal News for February 17, 2014

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Ex Deo Going On Indefinite Hiatus

After previously stating there would be a third album, Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm, Ex Deo) has now issued the following announcement about Ex Deo going on indefinite hiatus:

"Today I decided that Ex Deo and its legions will rest their arms. We will take an indefinite leave of absence, theres a good possibility that Romulus & Caligvla be the only sonic assaults that will ever see the light under the flag of Ancient Rome's lone but real epic voice: EX DEO

"If another album will ever see the light... it will be by the will of the Gods and voice of those who believe in the spirit of the once most powerful Empire... ROME, time will tell... or not.

"I feel we've done two great albums, full of passion and epic passages, no regrets, just proud moments...

"It was an education on where we all come from, Roma touched your blood one way or another, either through your ancestry or through your way of life, not believing it is not believing who you really are, because the entire world took a new spin towards a progressive future under Roman rule, hence the world we have today, still imperfect with many defects but forging ahead through progress... we will still post stuff on Facebook from time to time, hope you enjoyed the ride.

"We thank you for the great comments and thrills you have brought us ROMA CAPUT MUNDI ...Forever

"I leave you with this great passage from my hero 'I love the name of honor, more than I fear death' - Julius Caesar" More...

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Death Dealer Signs With Pure Steel

The U.S. power metal band Death Dealer has signed a vinyl contract for current album "War Master" with Pure Steel Records. The limited vinyl edition consists 500 pieces (100 colored and 400 black). The release date is set for April 25th, 2014 and the lineup is a sfollows:

Sean Peck - vocals (Cage)
Stu Marshall - guitars (Empires of Eden, Paindivision)
Mike Davis - bass (Halford, ex-B.O.W.A., Dramarama, ex-Lizzy Borden, ex-Ozzy Osbourne)
Ross The Boss - guitars (Ross the Boss, ex-Brain Surgeons, ex-Manitoba's Wild Kingdom)
Rhino - drums (Angels Of Babylon, Forgotten Realm, Holy Force, Jack Starr's Burning Starr) More...

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Exodia Streaming Full Album

Spanish outfit Exodia recently released new album "Hellbringer," and now the full album is available for streaming online. Check it out below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Wicked Seed
2. Infected Hate
3. Shout the Nations
4. 150% Attitude
5. Anesthetics
6. Go!
7. Future Generations
8. The Train of Death
9. The Town of No Return
10. The Art of Drinking

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Den Saakaldte Enters The Studio

Norwegian black metallers Den Saakaldte entered the studio on the 17th of February to begin recording a new album. "Kapittel II: Faen i Helvete" will be the band’s sophomore full-length album and follow-up to the 2009 debut "All Hail Pessimism."

Commenting on what the fans can expect from the new album, the band said that the material was “diverse, sick, (c)old and grim.” The album will be released on Agonia Records later this year.

Also in February, a double LP gatefold edition of “All Hail Pessimism” is set to appear on Agonia Records in a limited edition of 250 copies. The first 50 copies will be pressed in deep purple vinyl, with the remaining 200 copies in black.

Den Saakaldte's next appearance will be at Revolver in Oslo, Norway, on the 31st of May to present the new album. More information about Den Saakaldte can be found at the band's website here.

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Provoke, Destroy Signs With Indianola Records

Provoke, Destroy has issued the following announcement about inking a new record deal and releasing an upcoming album:

"We are extremely proud to announce that we have signed with Indianola Records. Our new full length album is set to release Spring 2014 with 9 songs. We could not be more excited for the future for Provoke, Destroy and hope you guys feel the same way!

"Be on the lookout for much more from us within the next few weeks as we jump into the studio to finish recording this album for you guys. We will have a release date soon!" More...

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Dark Tranquillity Cancels Tonight's Vancouver Show

Dark Tranquillity is on the road touring in support of latest album "Construct" (reviewed here), but the band won't be making tonight's show in Vancouver. Dark Tranquillity comments:

"With heavy hearts we have to inform you that tonight's show unfortunately won't happen as planned.

"The harsh weather conditions have caused some roads to completely close down all traffic, making it impossible for the bus to make it to Vancouver. Every possible (and impossible) option was considered, but there simply is no chance of the show happening.

"Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Again, we're tremendously sorry about this. We were all looking forward to playing and meeting up with our friends in Vancouver, and judging by the pre-sales and general buzz it was a very anticipated show for many of you, but as there's absolutely no realistic way for us to physically get to Vancouver today the only option is to admit defeat and cancel the gig." More...

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Lethal Dosage Streaming "Time To Think"

Tucson-based modern death/thrash quintet Lethal Dosage is preparing to embark on a Southwest U.S. tour this week in support of sophomore full-length, "Consume," which is now just a week from release.

In advance of its release Stereokiller.com is streaming the eighth of the album's ten tracks, laying down five punishing minutes of invigorated brutality with the epic "Time To Think." Give it a listen at this location.

The band comments: "We're stoked to hit the road and promote the release of our new record with these shows. We hope to see a lot of fresh faces out there and see how the older fans dig the new songs. Speaking of which, here is one called 'Time to Think' for all of you to dig into now. It's a heavy hitter with some melodic edge to it. Lyrically, it is about giving oneself time to think about the consequences of their actions, both good and bad. This one has a lot of meaning to the members of the band and if anyone else can relate and connect to it, we've done our job."

You can also catch the band live on these dates:

2/18/2014 Metal Junkies - Las Cruces, NM
2/19/2014 The Jam Spot - Albuquerque, NM
2/20/2014 The Hive - Flagstaff, AZ
2/21/2014 Tempe Tavern - Phoenix, AZ
2/22/2014 The Rock - Tucson, AZ More...

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Bl'ast! To Re-Issue "The Power Of Expression"

Following announcements over recent months proclaiming the release of "Blood!" - the newly released but vintage recordings from iconic '80s Santa Cruz surf/skate/hardcore act, Bl'ast! - the band has now announced Southern Lord will continue the new saga of Bl'ast! with the mid-March release of "The Expression Of Power."

Flashing back to the mid-'80s, the band recorded its debut several times before finally emerging from the studio with "The Power of Expression." The new issue of the LP will feature, for the first time ever, an alternate version (the Track Sessions) of the album, all fully remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

On March 18th Southern Lord will make "The Expression Of Power" available on CD and 3xLP including a twenty-eight page booklet with tons of Bl'ast! photos from the mid-'80s. The band has also confirmed several new stateside live actions. Details are as follows:

2/18/2014 The Chapel - San Francisco, CA
4/18/2014 The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
6/21/2014 Hellfest - Clisson, France More...

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Born Of Osiris Announces European Shows

Born of Osiris is headed to Europe alongside After The Burial, Betraying the Martyrs, and Buried In Verona this coming May. Dates are as follows:

09.05.14 Holland Eindhoven @ Dynamo
10.05.14 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
11.05.14 UK Bridgend @ Hobos Bridgend, Throwfest
12.05.14 UK Southampton @ Joiners
13.05.14 UK Glasgow @ G2
14.05.14 UK Manchester @ Sound Control
15.05.14 UK London @ O2 Islington Academy
16.05.14 UK Leeds @ University Mine Bar
17.05.14 Belgium Liege @ Fonck, 6k Fest
18.05.14 France Paris @ Divan du Monde
19.05.14 France Lyon @ MJC O Totem
20.05.14 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
21.05.14 Austria Wien @ Arena
22.05.14 Italy Milan @ Live Forum
23.05.14 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
24.05.14 Germany München @ Backstage (Matinee)
25.05.14 Germany Nürnberg @ Rockfabrik
26.05.14 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
27.05.14 Germany Hamburg @ Logo
28.05.14 Norway Oslo @ John Dee
29.05.14 Sweden Stockholm @ Bryggarsalen
30.05.14 Sweden Gothenburg @ Sticky Fingers
31.05.14 Germany Dresden @ Scheune More...

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Edguy Reveals Album's Track Listing

On April 18th, Edguy will release tenth studio album "Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown," followed by a world tour to kick off in Hamburg on September 19th.

The album is also going to be available as a 2CD edition with 7 bonus tracks. More details about tour dates are to be revealed during the next weeks. The track listing is as follows:

1. Sabre & Torch
2. Space Police
3. Defenders Of The Crown
4. Love Tyger
5. The Realms Of Baba Yaga
6. Rock Me Amadeus
7. Do Me Like A Cavemen
8. Shadow Eaters
9. Alone In Myself
10. The Eternal Wayfarer More...

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Sonata Arctica Posts "Pariah's Child" Trailer

Finnish power metal quintet Sonata Arctica has now put out a fifth album trailer for upcoming release "Pariah’s Child," which will be out on March 28th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Check it out below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Wolves Die Young (watch the video here)
2. Running Lights
3. Take One Breath
4. Cloud Factory
5. Blood
6. What Did You Do in the War, Dad?
7. Half a Marathon Man
8. X Marks the Spot
9. Love
10. Larger Than Life

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Destrage Posts Video Teaser

Milan, Italy natives Destrage have completed work on a second video from new album "Are You Kidding Me? No."

The video for "Purania" will see its debut this Wednesday via FEARnet.com, and today the band has released a teaser for the video, which is available below.

"Are You Kidding Me? No." will be released worldwide via Metal Blade Records on March 4th in North America and February 28th/March 3rd in Europe/UK.

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Fuoco Fatuo Streaming Full New Album

Today Fuoco Fatuo streams the entirety of debut album, "The Viper Slithers in the Ashes of What Remains," which can be heard in the player below courtesy of TheSleepingShaman.com.

The CD version of Fuoco Fatuo's "The Viper Slithers in the Ashes of What Remains" is released today by Iron Tyrant, with a gatefold vinyl version to follow on March 31st. More...

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Gunpowder Gray Streaming Song

Atlanta riff-masters Gunpowder Gray, Boris Records and PureGrainAudio.com have come together for the world premiere and exclusive free download of the band's latest track, "Cut Me Out." The song comes from Gunpowder Gray's upcoming 12-inch, seven-tune vinyl EP, which is due out via Boris Records on Record Store Day (April 20th). Limited colored vinyl (100) will be available as well. To stream or download the MP3, visit this location, or listen below.

When they are not performing with Atlanta-based death metal grinders Disfigurement, vocalist Nate Godbee and guitarist Adam Besserer pair with three local punk veterans and dig deep down to the roots of heavy rock-n- roll as Gunpowder Gray.

The group, which also features Sam Vaughan (bass), Chris Heffernan (guitar and vocals), and Biters drummer Joey O'Brien, captures the blues-tinged, riff driven sound of classic acts ranging from metal progenitors like Black Sabbath and Pentagram to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

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Diabolical Announces New Tour Dates

Since the release of fifth album "Neogenesis" via ViciSolum Productions last September, Swedish titans Diabolical have been campaigning across Europe razing every city in their wake.

Now the band has added a third chapter to the Neogenesis Tour that will start on the 10th of April. Swedish colleagues Souldrainer and Hatescript will join forces with Diabolical on this tour, which will consist of dates in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Austria.

Vocalist and guitarist Sverker Widgren comments: "The response for 'Neogenesis’ since its release has been overwhelming. I had never expected the scene to embrace ’Neogenesis’ the way it has done, and it makes me very excited about this tour. The fact that we are re-visiting areas we enjoy a lot and that we once again are joining forces with Souldrainer only adds to my excitement. It’s gonna be a great journey!"

Bassist Joakim Wassberg from Souldrainer comments, “We are thrilled to once again join our friends from Diabolical for a trip in Europe. This will be epic!”

Guitarist Farre Ahlborg from Hatescript comments, “We're excited to bring the Hate across Europe!” More...

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Enthrallment Streaming New Album

"The Voice of Human Perversity" from Bulgarian death metal veterans Enthrallment has just been released on Rebirth the Metal Productions in Europe, South America, and North America. The album is out on Grindhead Records in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Mastered by James Murphy in Safehouse Productions, the follow up to 2012's "People from the Lands of Vit (United Guttural)" raises the bar yet again with Enthrallment's deft blend of U.S. and European Death Metal styles. "The Voice of Human Perversity" is streaming in full below.

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Ænimus Announces "DP Across The Nation" Tour

Lifeforce Records band Lifeforms and San Francisco's technical deathcore unit Ænimus will depart on Part I, "First Contact," of the Double Penetration Across The Nation Tour April 16th, which runs through April 27th.

This will be followed by Part II, "The Second Cumming," featuring Mediaskare Records band Bermuda, who are bringing along Ænimus, Aechoes and Aethere to the West Coast May 1st - May 11th.

Ænimus' bassist Seth stated: "We are honored to be hitting the road with so many awesome bands on part 1 and part 2 of the 'Double Penetration Across The Nation' tour. This will be the longest period of time Ænimus has ever been on the road and we can't be more PULPED to be playing yet again in the Southwest and returning for the first time in over a year to the Northwest. I want to give a big shout out from all of us bands to the companies that are sponsoring these tours and making them happen: PinUp Productions, Ladies of Metal, Deathcore Specialists, InTune Guitar Picks and Stone Design, thank you so much! Please check out the tour dates below and come SPREAD THE CHAOS!"

Dates are as follows:

Part I. First Contact ft. Lifeforms and Ænimus

4/16 San Francisco, CA @ The DNA Lounge (No Lifeforms)
4/17 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
4/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Nevada Sports Center
4/19 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
4/20 Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks
4/21 Austin, TX @ The Dirty Dog Bar
4/22 San Antonio, TX @ TBA
4/23 Houston, TX @ Walters
4/24 Lake Charles, LA @ The Center Stage
4/25 Fortworth, TX @ Tomcats West
4/26 Las Cruces, NM @ Lava Lounge
4/27 El Paso, TX @ The Spot More...

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Kuolemanlaakso Streams New Track

Finnish doom-death heavyweights Kuolemanlaakso today premiere the new track "Verihaaksi," which can be heard below courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.

The track hails from Kuolemanlaakso's forthcoming second album, "Tulijoutsen" (reviewed here), set for international release on February 28th through Svart Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Aarnivalkea
2. Verihaaksi
3. Me vaellamme yössä
4. Arpeni
5. Musta
6. Glastonburyn lehto
7. Tuonen tähtivyö (streaming here)
8. Raadot raunioilla More...

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Lucifer's Hammer Demo Reissued

"Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXII)" from Chilean traditional heavy metallers Lucifer's Hammer, is available now digitally on Shadow Kingdom Records. A cassette tape version is tentatively set for a mid-February release; the exact date to be announced soon. Shadow Kingdom Records' Tim McGrogan had this to say about the release:

"Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to introduce from the land of Chile, Lucifer's Hammer! This is very reminiscent of rare '80s US metal gems like Salem's Wych, Griffin, Heathen's Rage, Damien Thorne, etc. Also more-well known acts like Iron Maiden, '80s Judas Priest play a huge role in the development of their sound.

They're one of those rare new bands that could actually fool people into thinking they're an obscure Heavy Metal act from the '80s that fell beneath the cracks. Luckily for all of us, they're a brand new band just starting out and they have a lot of good songs in them. 'Night Sacrifice (Demo MMXIII)' is the very first of many releases to come. Check out this amazing band!"

Preview and purchase Night Sacrifice "(Demo MMXII)" below.

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Paragon Parts Ways With Drummer

Germany's Paragaon has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"Some bad news, some good news: After almost ten years we parted ways with our drummer Chris Gripp.

"No bad blood, Chris just decided he has to put more focus on his private live and is not able to concentrate on Paragon as we need it. He will of course continue to play the drums in his Iron Maiden tribute band Powerslave and his other projects. All the best to you Chris - you will be missed!

"For now we will continue with Mr. Sören Teckenburg of Time Has Come who already helped out our good friends of Iron Savior at some live shows as session drummer. After three rehearsals he is already able to play an almost flawless set with us and we are really looking forward to our shows in Greece and the UK!" More...

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Dinner Music From The Gods Streaming Debut

"Beautiful and Treacherous," from Las Vegas heavy hitting instrumentalists Dinner Music For The Gods is out now on Tunecore, iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. The CD version will be released on February 24th. The album is now streaming in full over at reverbnation, and in the widget below.

Dinner Music For The Gods' sound is a sonic fusion of metal, jazz, and world music - driving, melodic, and exotic. Darrin Pappa and Andy Heilman bring a dual guitar attack reminiscent of some of the best classic metal from the 80's and mix it up with elements of gypsy flamenco.

The rhythm section is comprised of Jimmy Pappa on bass and Matt Muntean on drums. Coupled with technique, energy and taste, Matt and Jimmy's melodic styles do more than just hold up the rhythm. With their wide range of musical influences they can go from a soft idle jazz groove, to a full metal onslaught! More...

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Nitro Checks In From The Studio

Nitro is back in the studio, and the band has checked in with the following brief recording update:

"With the January 2014 release of Volatile Activity by Blood and Iron/Metal Soldiers Records, Nitro technical director Bob Homan captured John Hazel, Dana Confer, Tim Wilson, and Brad Gensimore back at work on new songs at Hazelwood Studio in Pennsylvania.

"Two more farm-fresh Nitro original tracks, that definitely sound a lot like compositions found on the legendary 10" EP Lethal, were rattling the walls, so stay tuned!" More...

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Troldhaugen Splits With Mandolin Player

Australia's Troldhaugen has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's mandolin player:

"From this day forth, Troldhaugen is now a quartet. We regretfully announce that we are parting ways with our mandolin player Döesbürg due to professional differences.

"Döesbürg has been an integral member from our conception as a live band and he will be missed. We wish to let our fans know that Troldhaugen will continue to grow and flourish in the near future and we have every intention to keep on improving and delivering the absolute best that we can give.

"We all wish Döesbürg nothing but success in his future and career choices and from all of us in the band we truly thank him for his time and effort he has put in throughout his years with the band." More...

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Embryonic Devourment Posts New Song

"Bloodgift," the newest track from the upcoming Embryonic Devourment release "Reptilian Agenda," is now streaming at MetalAsFuck.net. Officially available worldwide this week, dig into the tech death wizardry that is "Reptilian Agenda" now at this location and below.

Northern California's death metal juggernauts Embryonic Devourment are back with their latest slab of progressive technical death metal, which will be released tomorrow, February 18th on Deepsend Records. The band's third release, "Reptilian Agenda" was mixed and mastered by Colin Davis (Vile).

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Lay Down Rotten Premieres Video

German death machine Lay Down Rotten and Apostasy Records have joined forces with Metal Hammer Germany for the exclusive, worldwide premiere of the video for "The Fever," taken from the band's recently released "Deathspell Catharsis." The video for "The Fever" is now playing at this location and below.

The follow up to 2012's "Mask of Malice," "Deathspell Catharsis" was released on January 24th in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, January 27th 2014 in the UK and the rest of Europe and will arrived in North America on February 11th. In May, Lay Down Rotten will hit the road as direct support for Massacre during the German leg of its upcoming tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 6 - Oberhausen @ Resonanzwerk
May 7 - Aalen @ Rock It
May 8 - Hamburg @ Bambi Galore
May 9 - Dresden @ Scheune
May 10 - Siegen @ Vortex


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Saturnian Mist Inks Record Deal

Finnish outfit Saturnian Mist has inked a deal with Candlelight Records, and the label issued the following statement:

"The band was originally founded by vocalist fra. Zetekh and guitarist fra. Chaoswind in Kuopio, Eastern Finland. They worked together in the beginning with only the help of local session musicians which produced releases like 'Self-titled Demo' (2008) and 'Repellings EP' (2009) with some other minor works and appearances on the underground scene.

"Saturnian Mist was established with the cabalistic idea of esoteric cults when adjusted into musical and artistic approaches, as based upon the ideas of fra. Zetekh which was to combine the occult together with musical expression. The influence of the occult and mysticism has explicitly defined the band's working ever since and has strengthened during the years into a fierce musical artillery that is imbued with varying influences from different areas of heavy metal.

"The 'Self-titled Demo' was released in February 2008 via French cult label Drakkar Productions which was known for introducing bands like Mütiilation, Watain and Deathspell Omega to the world. From the demo, the sound of Saturnian Mist evolved from a traditional Finnish black metal sound more toward harsh and straightforward black metal, of which full the embodiment was the 'Repellings EP.'

"Live shows started officially in 2009 with great success at the infamous Sathanas In Gloriam Festivals in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Black Sunrise Festivals in St. Petersburg, Russia. Saturnian Mist became quickly known with their energetic and powerful appearances that combined primordial rage together with devotional, even religious-like, ecstasy. During this time the band was still searching for an established line-up and the line-up changes in the first years of Saturnian Mist were common, but when fra. Ptahaz joined the collective in 2009 he became quickly an invariable part of Saturnian Mist and has remained so to this day. More...

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Cancerous Womb Streaming New Album

Scottish death metal outfit Cancerous Womb has posted the band's full new album "Born of a Cancerous Womb" online, which can be heard below, and the band comments:

"We have teamed up with Terrorizer to stream our entire debut album for the next 7 days with them exclusively as run up to both the official release date this time next week (Mon 24th) as well for our 'Born Of A Cancerous Womb' album launch show this Saturday in Edinburgh. Don't say we're not good to you! Hope you enjoy!" More...

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Morfin Streaming New Song

US death quartet Morfin and FDA Rekotz have presented the official music video for "Viral Mutation," the latest track to debut off the band's forthcoming debut, "Inoculation." Check out the video now below. "Inoculation" is set for a February 21 release on CD, vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl LP will be offered on red/black marbled (100 copies only) or standard black vinyl.

Comprised of ten classically-inspired death metal hymns - including a surprise cover tune - "Inoculation" is reminiscent of early Possessed, Death, Gorguts and Skeletal Remains. The album was recorded at Executer Studio in Pico Rivera, Calif., (Skeletal Remains), with artwork by Badic Art (Skeletal Remains, Goregast, Demonical, Dehuman Reign).

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Seventh Wonder Checks In From The Studio

Seventh Wonder drummer Stefan Norgren has checked in with the following update about recording new material:

"Stefan checking in from the studio, as promised. So, I spent the day in recording mode yesterday. Huge fun! My kit is set up and fine tuned just the way I want it and my drum sound is killer right off the bat!

"We went about this a little differently than what I'm used to, as Johan played along live as opposed to the conventional way of having a pre-recorded 'rough' guitar track. This gives the session a live feel which I really appreciate. I completed one song already and got started on another, which I'll finish tomorrow. More...

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Insain Releasing Posthumous EP

French metal juggernaut Kaotoxin Records has announced the March 11th release of "Enlightening the Unknown" from the recently disbanded Insain. The MetalInjection.net premiere of the EP's video trailer can be seen at this location and below. Insain was the second band signed to Kaotoxin after the label's inception.

Subsequent to finishing the debut, drummer Jonathan "Sangli" Juré fought for more than a year in the hospital to recover from a violent car crash that cost him his life and the recruiting of new bassist Benoit "Bono" Jean (SentencE). Artwork comes courtesy of Headsplit Design (Arch Enemy, Six Feet Under, Mumakil) and the EP is available as a limited edition (1,000 copies only, no repress) deluxe DigiSleeve CD.

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Infernal Tenebra Releases Music Video

"The Art of Survival,” the new video from the Croatia-based death metal act Infernal Tenebra, can be seen below.

The track comes off the band's latest CD, "New Formed Revelations," which was released via Massacre Records. “New Formed Revelations” was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Orebro, Sweden and the album artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes.

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Mercenary Films New Music Video

Danish outfit Mercenary has issued the following announcement about shooting a new music video:

"This weekend we had great fun shooting the footage for the video for 'Welcome the Sickness.' Now all the raw material is in the capable hands of Mr. Mircea Eftemie and we're looking very much forward to seeing the outcome after a month or two of postproduction! Trust us, this stuff going to be awesome.

"For now, here's a goofy shot of band and some of the crew. Thanks so much to all the people involved and the backers who made this great day and the entire project possible for us! Stay tuned for more updates soon!" More...

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Zoax Releases New Music Video

Zoax has released a new music video for "Burn It To The Ground," which can be seen below and comes off the "'XIII" EP, out now via Siege of Amida / Century Media Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Bitter.Angry.Fake
2. Burn It To the Ground
3. High
4. Jekyll Meets Hyde
5. Mind Game

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Iron Savior Posts "Rise Of The Hero" Trailer

Iron Savior's new album “Rise Of The Hero” will be released on February 28th (Europe) and March 18th (US) via AFM Records. A new trailer for the album is now available online and can be seen below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Ascendence (Intro)
2. Last Hero
3. Revenge of the Bride
4. From Far Beyond Time
5. Burning Heart
6. Thunder from the Mountains
7. Iron Warrior
8. Dragon King
9. Untitled Surprise Track
10. Firestorm
11. The Demon
12. Fistraiser
13. I've Been to Hell 2014 (Bonus Track on Limited Edition only) More...

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Anubis Gate Reveals New Album Details

The sixth album from Danish prog metal outfit Anubis Gate will be titled "Horizons" and is due for release on Nightmare Records (distributed by Sony/RED) this coming April 15th, 2014. The label comments:

"Anubis Gate hit the studio the summer of 2013 recording new opus 'Horizons,' which is unmistakably Anubis Gate’s sound yet goes again to new places. Places perhaps one would call daring.

"From the liquid grooves to uneven time signatures, trademark soundscapes and heavy, sometimes even thrash metal riffing you will know this is both in the tradition of the band yet breaks new ground. Anubis Gate blend 80’s melodic heavy rock, epic ambience and a contemporary dark layered progressive metal. Inspired by the likes of Savatage, Genesis, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, King Crimson, Iced Earth, Crimson Glory, Fates Warning, Lord Bane & Tad Morose yet always sounding completely unique.

"New guitarist Michael Bodin’s heavy riffing works exceptionally well in a duel with long time guitarist Kim Olesen. The forward driving drums, courtesy of new drummer Morten Gade Sørensen, are a treat in themselves. Henrik Fevres melodic vocals are even more amazing and heartfelt than ever before. 'Horizons' showcases the band on it’s highest peak."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Destined To Remember
2. Never Like This (A Dream)
3. Hear My Call
4. Airways
5. Revolution Come Undone
6. Breach Of Faith
7. Mindlessness
8. Horizons
9. A Dream Within A Dream
10. Erasure More...

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Devil You Know Live Footage Available

Devil You Know, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devolved), will unleash "The Beauty of Destruction" on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America/UK/France).

Now footage has been uploaded of the band's first ever live show in support of the debut album. Check out several clips from the show, courtesy of Liberate Justice Entertainment and YouTube users ryanromenesko and Concert_Dude_88. Full details on the album are also available at this location.


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Nervosa Posts New Music Video

Nervosa, which recently contributed to our "Pit Stories" column with tales of bad luck stage diving, has now released a new music video.

Check out the clip for "Death" in the player below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com. "Death" comes off "Victim of Yourself," due out February 28th (EU) and March 11th (North America) via Napalm Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Twisted Values
3. Justice Be Done
4. Wake Up and Fight
5. Nasty Injury
6. Envious
7. Morbid Courage
8. Death
9. Into Mosh Pit (streaming here)
10. Deep Misery
11. Victim of Yourself
12. Uranio Em Nos More...

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Astarte Issues Update On Tristessa's Health

Last month it was announced that Astarte member Tristessa is battling leukemia and in need of a bone marrow transplant. Her husband Nicolas Maiis has now checked in with the following health update:

"Hi to all of you, Maria is out of the hospital from yesterday and the recovery is slow this time. We are at our home and she is resting.

"It is continuous fight for life and we struggle with all our power. We just want to live and see our son growing, nothing more nothing less.

"It is unfair to every man in this condition but with faith, persistence, and patience we stand strong. I would not stop to thanking you for support that you giving to Maria and us."

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Trollfest Posts Album Trailer

Trollfest has uploaded a new teaser trailer for the band's upcoming album "Kaptein Kaos," which can be seen below.

"Kaptein Kaos" will be released April 8th in North America via Napalm Records / Noise Art and pre-orders are available at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Trolltramp
2. Kaptein Kaos
3. Vulkan
4. Ave Maria
5. Filzlaus Verkündiger
6. Die Grosse Echsen
7. Seduction suit no.21
8. Solskinnsmedisin
9. Troll Gegen Mann
10. Sagn Om Stein
11. Renkespill
12. Kinesisk Alkymi
13. Døden banker på More...

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Epica Reveals Album Artwork, Track Listing

Epica's "The Quantum Enigma" will be released on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK), and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast. Today the band reveals the following track listing and artwork for the album:

1. Originem
2. The Second Stone
3. The Essence of Silence
4. Victims of Contingency
5. Sense Without Sanity [The Impervious Code]
6. Unchain Utopia
7. The Fifth Guardian [Interlude]
8. Chemical Insomnia
9. Reverence [Living in the Heart]
10. Omen [The Ghoulish Malady]
11. Canvas of Life
12. Natural Corruption
13. The Quantum Enigma [Kingdom of Heaven part II ] More...

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