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Metal News for February 21, 2012

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Scott Kelly Checks In From Solo Tour

Having his American acoustic tour alongside Bob Wayne and Jay Munly in December, and just recently a trek through Australia and New Zealand alongside John Baizely, Scott Kelly's newest U.S. solo tour with support from Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow) is now underway. The following press release was issued about the tour:

"If there was ever a certainty of damage done, dealt and overcome, the SCOTT KELLY solo tour is an object lesson in the character building parameters of life's grinding parade. Bringing equal parts sonorous weight and lambent beauty, the man, the guitar and the songs from a songbook heavy with NEUROSIS and SHRINEBUILDER antecedents, KELLY's current tour sees him debuting unreleased songs from his upcoming solo record, as well as his previous solo LPs for a live show experience burnished by the acoustic and not diminished by it."

"There's fear everywhere," Kelly says. "In moments both quiet and small. And there's surviving them all. And we are."

Eugene S. Robinson supports with a brand of storytelling that draws from his previously published work, as well as stories from the beast that has driven OXBOW for the past two decades. More...

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Ufomammut Posts Recording Footage

In anticipation of the forthcoming release, "Oro: Opus Primum" and the follow-up "Oro: Opus Alter," Ufomammut has released a video trailer as an early indicator of what to expect from these monolithic new recordings.

The footage was filmed during the recording sessions with Lorenzo Stecconi at Locomotore Studio in Roma, where Ufomammut has recorded previous albums. The band's publicist commented: "This video offers a unique insight into the formation of their gargantuan riffs, succinct drum blasts, stirring synths and effects and purposeful vocal passages. As the footage draws to a close we are left with an impression of how all of these elements are seamlessly bound together by this dynamic and cohesive trio. If you thought that Eve was a bold step in UFOMAMMUT's sonic adventure, then just wait until you hear these titanic recordings from start to end."

With "Oro: Opus Primum" being released in North America via Neurot on April 17th you can expect to hear more on the album very soon. Meanwhile feast your eyes on the video below. More...

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Teramaze Reveals "Anhedonia" Details

Teramaze will be releasing the "Anhedonia" album on April 27th through Nightmare Records. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Teramaze might be Australia's best kept secret ... but that won't last long. As this band is ready to burst out of their home country and make a well-deserved worldwide impact with their metallic alloy brand.

"Whilst loosely befitting the genre of thrash metal, the music of Teramaze conjures such adjectives as, 'innovative,' 'progressive,' and 'groove-laden' but most notably, 'engaging.' Keeping the fundamental elements of metal alive in their music, Teramaze pushes metal into unchartered waters with guitar work that is incendiary and powerfully aggressive vocals that drive the song.

"The album 'Anhedonia' was produced/mixed by Dean Wells and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Stuck Mojo Halcyon Way) Anhedonia is a critique of modern man's diminishing ability to experience life's simple pleasures.

"Teramaze has been creating tidal waves on its native shores of Australia with its explosive live performances and is ready to bring its music to the masses on the world stage. Think metal spirit... Think future, Think TERAMAZE..." More...

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Stick To Your Guns Streaming New Single

Take a listen to the brand new single "Against Them All" by Stick To Your Guns in the player below. "Against Them All" is off the upcoming "Diamond" album. Pre-orders are available here. In other Stick To Your Guns news, the band recently announced the recruitment of new guitarist Josh James.

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A Wanted Awakening Posts Studio Video Update

A Wanted Awakening has posted a video studio update online, which can be viewed below. The band commented:

"Check out our first studio update video for the upcoming album. Share it with all your friends. We hope you like it. Stay tuned for more studio updates in the coming weeks."

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Ill Intent Streaming New Song

Seattle, Washington based hardcore act Ill Intent has posted the new song "Numbskull" online, which can be heard in the player below. "Numbskull" is taken off the upcoming Ill Intent 7" "No Masters." More info on Ill Intents can be found at the band's official Facebook profile.

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Chimp Spanner Posts Guitar Playthrough Clip

Progressive metal multi-instrumental virtuoso Paul Antonio Ortiz, aka Chimp Spanner, has posted a guitar playthrough clip online for the song "Mobius Pt. 1," which is taken off the new EP "All Roads Lead Here." Check out the footage below. You can also stream songs from the EP by heading over to this location.

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Close Your Eyes To Play Bamboozle

Close Your Eyes is set to play this year's Bamboozle on May 19th. Guitarist/vocalist Brett Callaway made a special video regarding the Bamboozle announcement for fans which you can watch via Facebook right here. The band has also released the music video for "Erie" which you can watch below.

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DaiTribe Finishes Recording New Album

DaiTribe (pronounced die - tribe) featuring Ricky Riccardo/bass, Rich Collins/vocals, Tristan '1690' Grigsby/guitar, and Michael 'Cat' Grigsby/drums, was formed in 1998 by Cat, 1690, & Ricky in Chicago. Over the next 5 years, the band wrote, recorded, and toured the United States. In 2005, the group released the direct to radio EP "The Second Coming."

Fast forward to 2012 which finds DaiTribe finishing up work on a brand new full-length album, which is scheduled for release this Spring on True Gemini Records. The as yet untitled album was recorded at Farview Audio with engineer Jason Walsh. DaiTribe has just started the mixing process with engineer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hatebreed, Mercyful Fate)

Guitarist Tristan '1690' Grigsby gave an update on the progress of the DaiTribe record: "We've been grinding away in the lab for a while and it's time to open the vault and deliver. This disc is a collection of heavy riff driven songs that are made to be played live... See ya soon!"

More information on the album is expected to be released shortly, including artwork, track listing and upcoming tour dates in support of the release. For further details on DaiTribe, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Pit Stories: Anything To See Pantera Up Close

We've been chatting up metal fans and band members everywhere to get their best pit stories from live metal shows. This week Tony Piccoli from Detroit prog metal act Imminent Sonic Destruction shares the following tale of suffering abuse in the pit to see Pantera up close and personal:

Back when I was living in Arizona, and still in high school, I attended the Pantera/Soulfly concert at the Mesa Amphitheater. It was my first Pantera concert, and I was supremely excited. I was very much into Pantera at the time, and NOTHING was going to stop me from getting to the very front of the crowd. I literally memorized lines from their famed "home videos." I withstood the pain of being smashed into the bar of the rail at the front. I've been in many pits in my time, but this concert was special to me, and I wanted to be at the very front to witness the band in all their glory. As the pit circled behind me during the opening acts, the force that was pushing me into the top of the railing (which lined up perfectly to my chest) was growing stronger, and the pain was escalating. Using the bar, I started bracing myself, and pushing back into the crowd. This offended the big, giant Mexican dudes behind me. Oh man, they were pissed, and with that, the "fun" began.

The last of the opening bands was wrapping up, and I could feel the energy of the crowd behind me growing as the time for Pantera drew closer. The big guys behind me continued to push into me... sometimes leading with their elbows. I continued to take it, and respond with a pretty powerful push back against them, and the crowd, which continued to anger the big guys. Finally, the last opening band finished up. At this point, there was clear discontent between me and my boys, and the big guys behind me. However, since I was the one pushing back, they were most upset with me.

Fast Forward to Pantera's set. BOOM. The crowd explodes into a violent flowing ocean of humans. It was amazing, and... painful! The big guys behind me were seriously going after me. Multiple elbows to the back, a punch to my shoulder (after all, the pit was directly behind me) and finally, a direct closed fist hit to the back of my head.

I was done. "Fuck this."
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Dehuman Premieres New Song Online

As was announced yesterday, Belgium's Dehuman is now officially signed onto the Kaotoxin Records roster for a multi-album deal set to start with the band's debut full-length "Black Throne of All Creation." The album drops on April 30th in CD and limited edition digipack versions.

Metalunderground.com has an exclusive stream of the album's seventh track "Cast of Assassination," which can be heard through the player below. Kaotoxin Records also commented on Dehuman:

"Amongst a plethora of bands conforming to traditional over technical death metal and nearing Deathcore, Dehuman stands apart, offering a down to Earth, straight forward and authentic array of death metal compositions. Despite intricate riffs and melodies, the quartet attach considerable importance to their song-writing so as to make any listener experience a chaotic musical world forged by the instruments of these up and coming musicians. Their desire to tour has left them prepared to conquer the world by storm."

The "Black Throne of All Creation" track listing is as follows:

1. Apocalypse and perdition
2. Monstrosity in the hands of god
3. Eyes of a thousand
4. Spiral of loss
5. Down with the world
6. Harvest the sun
7. Cast of assassination
8. Black mamba
9. Path to oblivion

Stay up to date with the latest Dehuman info and listen to more music from the band through Facebook.

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Beak Posts Teaser Video For New Album

Beak, the post-metal quartet formed by local Chicago luminaries Chris Eichenseer and Jason Goldberg previously of The Timeout Drawer, have created a clip highlighting music from their forthcoming debut album, "Eyrie," due out on April 3 via Someoddpilot Records). The video can be seen below.

The band has also shared the cover art for "Eyrie" (seen at the end of the teaser video), which was created by Eichenseer, a sought after graphic artist who has done artwork for American Heritage, Caural, Elliot Lipp and others. The album cover photo was shot outside of Monterrey, Mexico where Eichenseer was teaching a course on graphic design.

"Eyrie" was recorded and mixed in late-2011 at Engine Studios by Neil Strauch (Sage Francis, Bonnie Prince Billy) and contains five tracks.

The complete "Eyrie" track listing is as follows:

1. Angry Mother of Bones
2. Hands Collide
3. Men at Arms
4. Billions of Eyes
5. The Weight & Time

"Metal for the sake of it just doesn't interest us. We need more than heavy riffage and the trappings of the genre," expained Eichenseer. "I wish we could call it something else, because to me it's more. We're not afraid to carry influence from our roots in post to punk rock. We're very aware of storytelling and depth. We're not interested in skulls."

Vocalist Jon Slusher discussed the conceptual aspect of the debut album: "Eyrie is the nest of a bird of prey built in a high, inaccessible place. The album is conceptual. It's the path of ruin, the crumbling of empires and the marching of time. "

Beak is Andy Bosnak (Guitar), Chris Eichenseer (Drums), Jason Goldberg (Bass, Vocals) and Jon Slusher (Guitar, Lead Vocals).

Here are the upcoming Beak tour dates:

Feb. 23 Chicago, IL Reggie's
Mar. 31 Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge* Record Release Show
Apr. 11 Lansing, MI Mac's Bar
Apr. 12 Columbus, OH Ruby Tuesday

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Century Media Announces Free SXSW Showcase

On March 16th from noon to 6PM at The Longbranch Inn (1133 East 11th Street, Austin, TX), Century Media Records, CVLT Nation, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters will present a free party held during the annual SXSW music festival.

The event features the legendary Andrew W.K., black metallers Nachtmystium, psychedelic sludge The Atlas Moth, multi-talented Bruce Lamont, blackened crust warriors Young and the Way, ambient crustcorers Vestiges, and evil punk/hardcore band Enabler!

Additionally, Mike IX, the host of this special event, will also read passages from his latest book, Cancer as a Social Activity.

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Periphery Comments On Re-Recorded Track

Periphery has released a new re-recording of the track “Passenger” now exclusively on iTunes at this location.

Mark Holcomb (guitars) states: “Hey everyone, I hope you guys dig the re-recording of 'Passenger.' We wanted to include a bonus song specifically for the reissue of the self-titled record, and since I had just joined the band at the time we were deciding which song to include.

"Basically, it made a ton of sense to go ahead and re-record this one and release it as a Periphery song. Stylistically it always made a ton of sense to do so, and since the song was originally written by myself, Misha and Spencer, it always kind of felt like a Periphery song anyways! So enjoy it.

"And remember, this isn't a track from the new album session - it's only for the re-release of the self-titled record. Get pumped for the new stuff!! Much love.

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Eclipse Eternal Posts Video Teaser

Eclipse Eternal is currently working with Ax Media on an upcoming second official music video. Check out the teaser for the new "Murder....Suicide" music video in the player below. Photos from the video shoot have also been posted online at this location.

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts Video Clip

With just days before the release of "Recurring Themes," the new album from Detroit's progressive metal band Imminent Sonic Destruction (reviewed here), the band has released a new video for the track "Monster." The video features the full-length track combined with video content created by ISD fans and can be viewed below..

Check out the album track "Driving Home," which is currently streaming online courtesy of Noisecreep here.

"Recurring Themes" was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and features nine original tracks that showcase the band's vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon. The album is set to be released this Friday, February 24th and will be available via the band's website, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Lasers Edge, Dearborn Music as well as many other online music outlets.

Imminent Sonic Destruction's has decided to give away a free non-album bonus track to fans via Facebook. The instrumental "Swamp," which has been a staple of ISD's live set for years and can be downloaded here. More...

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Chopstick Suicide Releasing New Album

Turkish mathcore merchants Chopstick Suicide will release "Lost Fathers and Sons" on March 29th through Turkey's Peyote Müzik. The release is the act's fourth (second full-length), and some of the tracks here can also be found on 2011's "Small People, Broken Glasses" EP. The band is currently looking for a label outside of Turkey to distribute the album to a wider base. Below is the cover art and tracklisting of "Lost Fathers and Sons," with the video for "The Chalk and the Matter" following after the jump. Also check out a video for the song "Television, Television" by going here.


Everyone Sleeps But Me
The Chalk and the Matter
Shores are not for Vacancies
Television Television
As I Lay Fail
Small People, Broken Glasses
Your Average Hero
Kolpa

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Nine More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2012

The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed a further nine names for this years edition of the event, including French death metal outfit Gojira, English doom metal veterans My Dying Bride and American hard rock legends Twisted Sister, as well as I Killed The Prom Queen, Cancer Bats, Lagwagon, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Kobra And The Lotus. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly: More...

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Deathbreed Announces New EP Release

Swedish death metal act Deathbreed has signed with Pantherfarm for the release of the "Your Stigmata" EP this coming March 10th, 2012. To get familiar with the band's sound, check out a track from the band's previous EP in the player below. Deathbreed is:

William Hultqvist - Vocals
Ted Dahlberg - Lead Guitar
Samuel Englund - Guitar/Backup vocal
Anton Flodin - Bass
Emil Nissilä - Drums More...

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Striker Bassist To Sit Out Tour

Striker has issued the following announcement about bassist Dave Arnold sitting out the band's upcoming tour dates:

"We are sad to announce that unfortunately for personal reasons, Dave will not be able to fly out with us for tour today. We are hoping he will be able to join us at some point throughout the tour.

"Until then Jay and Ian from Cauldron have offered to each learn half the set and split the bass duties for Striker. We're looking forward to seeing you all soon!"

Find more details on Striker and the band's upcoming tour dates via Facebook.

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Paradise Lost Posts Studio Video Online

British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost have posted the first of two studio reports entitled, "Haunting The Chapel" online. You can check out the debut video below. The videos chronicle the making of the bands new studio album, "Tragic Idol," which will be released on April 23rd in Europe through Century Media Records and April 24th in North America. More...

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Sonne Adam Announces European Shows

Israeli act Sonne Adam has announced a run of tour dates through Germany and Holland with Venenum. Details on the tour are as follows:

2nd-4th March.: Tilburg, Neurotic Death Fest at O2
5th March: Oldenburg, Alhambra
6th March: Leeuwarden, Mukkes w/ Entrapment
7th March: Oberhausen (Bottrop), TBA
8th March: Berlin, Slaughterhouse w/ Zom
9th March: Leipzig, Stahlfest III at Bandhaus Leipzig w/ Cold Aeon, Atom Winter, Irem
10th March: Essen at Turock w/ Asphyx (nl), Necrowretch (fr) and Blizzard (d)

For more details on Sonne Adam, check out the band's MySpace music profile.

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"The Dead Tour Ireland" Teaser Posted Online

The Dead Lay Waiting will be heading out on "The Dead Tour Ireland" with Dead Label and Death of a Salesman. A promo video for the run of Irish shows has been posted online and can now be viewed below.

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Be'lakor Posts Recording Footage

Be'lakor's third album is due out this coming April/May 2012, and the band has now posted another brief recording clip online, which can be viewed below. Be'lakor commented on the footage:

"Recording update and another short song preview! This time, from one of the recent keyboard recording sessions at Penny Drop Audio in Melbourne (complete with bare feet at the end, which is no doubt the key to a good take ;) All album tracking is now complete. It's been a long and challenging process, as always, but we think the results will be worth it."

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Iced Earth Announces Festival Appearances

Iced Earth has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming festival appearances:

"New festivals announced! Did we hear fans ask for a date in Sweden? Oh, yeah! And what was that about Germany? Huh? You guys want us there, too? You got it! Here we come:

August 16, 2012
GERMANY
Dinkelsbühl
Summer Breeze Festival

August 17, 2012
SWEDEN
Falun
Rockstad Festival

"And the pre-sale links are here and here. An up-to-date list can be found on the Iced Earth tour page."

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Textures Posts Video Update

Textures has posted a short video news flash about past events and upcoming tour plans. Check out the footage below, or find more details on Textures via the band's Facebook profile or official website.

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The Reset Posts "Imperium" Track

Florida's The Reset has posted the demo track "Imperium" online, which will be included on the upcoming "Progenitor" EP. Check out the song in the player below, or find more details on The Reset via the band's Facebook profile.

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Christian Mistress Streaming Album's Title Track

Today Christian Mistress has released the title track from the band's forthcoming album "Possession." The song is receiving its premiere courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Listen to the stream and check out an exclusive interview with vocalist Christine Davis here.

Christian Mistress will be performing at The Roadburn Festival this April. In addition to the Roadburn appearance, the band will be touring across Europe for the month of April. The tour will include dates with Hammers of Misfortune and Black Breath.

Christian Mistress recently filmed a video for the song "Pentagram and Crucifix" in the group's hometown of Olympia, WA. The clip was directed by Christine Davis and David Hoekje and will see an early March premiere.

Feb. 22 Seattle, WA The Black Lodge w/Black Breath
Feb. 24 Portland, Oregon Plan B w/ Danava
March 2 Olympia, WA Olyphant Art Store Christian Mistress Possession record release party
April 12 Tilburg, Holland Roadburn Festival

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Pith To Release "Fore" EP

Diminished Fifth Records is pleased to announce the release of the debut album by Halifax based extreme metal band Pith. The 4 song EP entitled "Fore" will be released under the new D5 Digital imprint of the label on March 6th, and the band will also be releasing a limited edition of CDs. Diminished Fifth commented on the band:

"Pith is the brainchild of musician Jason Vautour, who has performed alongside some of Halifax, Nova Scotia's biggest names including Jon Epworth, Ruby Jean And The Thoughtful Bees, Christina Martin, Rebekah Higgs and Rich Aucoin. A devoted fan of heavy metal, Vautour and friend Myles Deck decided to create PITH to satisfy their desire to once again turn up the volume, play at blistering speeds and enlist some of the local scene's brightest and most talented musicians with past and current musical contributions from members of such acts as Hellacaust, Myles Deck & The Fuzz, Shevil, We're Doomed, North End Metal All-Stars, We, the Undersigned and many others."

"The ever-evolving story of Pith has and will continue to include a revolving cast of highly skilled and passionate musicians who will leave their mark in Pith and have a mark left in them as well." commented Vautour. "The EP runs in chronological order of composition and works very well both musically and lyrically, creating a sort of story if you want to look into it that way."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Pith
2. Counterinformant
3. Pervertin
4. Compressor

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As I Lay Dying Releases "Paralyzed" Video

As I Lay Dying ended 2011, the year of the band's tenth anniversary, with an extremely successful headlining tour. The Decade of Destruction Tour ran November-December through the US. While on the tour, the band captured live footage from several shows. The footage was edited by the band's own Nick Hipa into what has become the band's next video: "Paralyzed." Check out the video clip below.

As I Lay Dying is currently writing for the band's fifth album and is preparing to enter the studio this April. The producer, title, art and all other details will be released over the next few months.

Fans can expect to hear new material this summer as the band performs as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Dates and tickets can be found over here. More...

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3 Inches Of Blood Streaming New Track

3 Inches of Blood is streaming the new song "Dark Messenger" exclusively through Terrorizer Magazine (see below). The track appears on the band's forthcoming album, "Long Live Heavy Metal." The album is scheduled for release on March 26, 2012 (EU) and March 27, 2012 (North America).

The track listing for "Long Live Heavy Metal" is as follows:

1. Metal Woman
2. My Sword Will Not Sleep
3. Leather Lord
4. Chief and the Blade
5. Dark Messenger
6. Look Out
7. 4000 Torches
8. Leave it on the Ice
9. Die for Gold (Upon the Boiling Sea IV)
10. Storming Juno
11. Men of Fortune
12. One for the Ditch

Check out "Dark Messenger" at this location.

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Minushuman To Tour With Sybreed

Last November, French metallers Minushuman filmed a couple of songs from the band's show in Périgueux, France. Head over to Season of Mist's YouTube page to watch a performance of "The Architect," a number taken from last year's "Bloodthrone" album. Season of Mist also commented on the band's upcoming tour dates:

"If you liked what you just saw, we are pleased to inform that the band will embark on a European tour next October with SYBREED and HORD. Dates and venues to be announced soon.

"With these three worthy bands pooling their efforts, the billing will be as artistically consistent as uncompromising. The tour will criss-cross France, Switzerland and adjacent countries in October 2012 and is still open for more booking. Local promoters can contact Loïc at musica-diaboli@vox-historiae.com." More...

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Ghost Brigade To Release Vinyl Single

In the wake of last year's "Until Fear No Longer Defines Us" album, Finnish champions Ghost Brigade will release a collector's edition 7" vinyl single on Record Store Day, which this year happens on April 21st. The track listing is as follows:

In the Woods (Jonny Wanha Remix)
Soulcarvers (Acoustic)

Season of Mist commented on the vinyl release:

"The remix for 'In the Woods' turns out to be a fantastic electronic revisiting in the shape of a dark atmospheric Trip Hop experience. This version was created by Jonny Wanha, who recently won a stunning second place in the famous DJ Shadow remix competition. As a tasty bonus for their fans, the B side is a previously unreleased acoustic version of 'Soulcarvers.'"

Last month, "Clawmaster" (from Ghost Brigade's latest album "Until Fear No Longer Defines Us"), was released for the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3. The song can be purchased from the in game music store on the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3, on the Xbox Live marketplace on the 360. More...

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Saint Vitus Reveals "Lillie: F-65" Details

As previously announced, Saint Vitus' forthcoming album is entitled "Lillie: F-65" and has been scheduled for an April 27th release (North American date to happen in May). Here are the cover artwork and tracklisting of this upcoming piece of doom:

Let Them Fall
The Bleeding Ground
Vertigo
Blessed Night
The Waste of Time
Dependence
Withdrawal

"Lillie: F-65" is already available for pre-order on Season of Mist's e-shop in limited edition CD+DVD digipack, jewel case, LP + download card and various merchandising items. The first orders will get a free Saint Vitus rolling paper pack.

To help you wait until April 27th, the "Blessed Night" 7" vinyl will hit the stores on March 23rd. This two-track single includes a live rendition of VITUS' "Look Behind You" classic and is strictly limited to 1.500 hand-numbered copies worldwide. More...

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Revelation's Hammer Drummer Joins Nidingr

Norwegian act Revelation's Hammer has issued the following announcement about the band's drummer joining Nidingr:

"Greetings! Here's a update! Our drummer Myrvoll joins forces with Nidingr. He will still contribute as our session / live drummer. More on Nidingr is available here. Salute!"

Check out Revelation's Hammer tracks available for streaming at the band's Facebook profile. More...

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The Iniquity Descent Streaming New Album Samples

Finland's The Iniquity Descent has posted two sample tracks online from the upcoming album "The Human Apheresis." Check out the title track and the song "In Prostration" via the band's MySpace page.

"The Human Apheresis" will be released this coming May 25th, 2012 and has the following track listing:

1. In Prostration
2. An Empty Temple
3. The Human Apheresis
4. Obedience Torn
5. Collecto vs Protector
6. Believers in the Apotheosis; Imaginary Ectoplasmic Hands
7. Decimate, Disitegrate
8. Trust the Seroent
9. The Invisible
10. Infected

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Terra Incognita Posts New Music Video

Greek melodic metal band Terra Incognita posted a new music video for the song "Outcome." The track appears on the band's debut LP "Barren Land" which was self-released in 2011.

Check out the video "Outcome":

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AfterBlood Debut To Feature Tom Angelripper

The debut album "Of Unsound Minds" from Greek female-fronted thrash/metal band AfterBlood will feature guest appearances from Sodom frontman Tom Angelripper and Nightrage frontman Antony Hämäläinen. All the drums on the release were performed by Sodom drummer Markus Freiwald. The album will be produced by Waldemar Sorychta (Despair/Grip Inc./Enemy Of The Sun) and is scheduled for release in 2012, the exact date of which has not been set.

The band is also streaming the tracks "Mission of Aggression" (Feat. Tom Angelripper) and "Take," both of which can be heard below.

The track listing for "Of Unsound Minds" is as follows:

1. Take
2. Before Time Runs Out
3. Mission Of Aggression (Feat. Tom Angelripper (Sodom))
4. Thoughts Of Black
5. Play Dead
6. Beyond (feat. Waldemar Sorychta (Despair/Grip, Inc.))
7. Calling The Dead (Séance)
8. Helheim
9. The More I Lie (feat. Antony Hämäläinen (Nightrage))
10. Psychonic
11. Goodnight
12. Phobia (Kreator cover) More...

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Anubis Gate To Headline ProgPower Europe

Anubis Gate is set to return to the scene of its very first public gig in 2005. This return visit, on Friday October 5th, is a special occasion for the band. In 2005 the ProgPower festival invited Anubis Gate to play what turned out to be the band's first live show. This year Anubis Gate returns as one of the headlining bands of the festival.

The band spoke about the upcoming ProgPower Europe Festival:

"It's with much excitement that we can announce this festival date. We hope to see a lot of you in Barlo (Netherlands) this October. And we are of course especially thrilled to be back on the stage where the live side of the band started."

Anubis Gate is performing in support of the band's new self-titled album (reviewed here). You can also check out the video for the track "Golden Days" at this location.

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Rob Zombine And Megadeth To Co-Headline Tour

Rob Zombie and Megadeth have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11th in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. Rob Zombie will headline Rocklahoma, co-line (with Incubus) Rock On The Range, and will close all shows on the Megadeth dates. The tour wraps Saturday, March 26th at Rocklahoma - a list of confirmed dates is below.

The tour will come on the heels of Megadeth's critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival Gigantour, created and curated by frontman Dave Mustaine. Twenty-eleven also marked the release of Megadeth's 13th album, the appropriately titled "TH1RT3EN."

This will be Rob Zombie's first concert tour since last summer's "Hell on Earth" co-headline trek with Slayer. Zombie spent last fall and winter shooting his sixth feature film, "The Lords of Salem" that he wrote and directed and is making with the producers of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise. With principal photography completed, the film is currently in post-production. More...

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Davidian Reveals Track Listing For New LP

German thrashers Davidian, who recently signed with Massacre Records, revealed the track listing for the forthcoming LP "Their Fear Is Our Force," the band's third. The album is scheduled for release on February 24, 2012 through the label.

The track listing for "Their Fear Is Our Force" is as follows:

1. F.S.O.
2. Behind An Angelic Smile
3. Manmade Hell
4. Desperate Cries
5. Shattered Illusions
6. Fake Society
7. Vicious Circle
8. Constricted Vision
9. Inner Turmoil
10. Breeding Insecurity
11. Freedom Of Choice

The band previously posted a stream of the track "Behind An Angelic Smile," which can be heard here: More...

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Unleashed Unveils Album Art And Track Listing

Swedish death metal vikings Unleashed have unveiled the album art and track listing for the band's forthcoming LP "Odalheim." The album will be released on April 20, 2012 (Europe) and April 24, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The band previously commented on the album's continuation of the story on "As Yggdrasil Trembles":

And Yggdrasil did tremble. And during the three years of everlasting cold and darkness called the Fimbulwinter, Mother Nature took back what was rightfully hers and life as we knew it was never the same again. It was Ragnarök, liberator and death. From the ashes of the old world, a new one began to take form. Here is where the story of Odalheim begins…

The track listing for "Odalheim" is as follows:

1. Fimbulwinter
2. Odalheim
3. White Christ
4. The Hour Of Defeat
5. Gathering The Battalions
6. Vinland
7. Rise Of The Maya Warriors
8. By Celtic And British Shores
9. The Soil Of Our Fathers
10. Germania
11. The Great Battle Of Odalheim More...

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Overthrow Signs To Indie Recordings

Norwegian metal band Overthrow has signed on with Indie Recordings. The band started in 2007 and draws inspiration from "every corner of heavy music." In 2011, the band released a self-titled demo which has made some waves in the Norwegian underground. The band is currently wrapping up the songwriting for their debut album which is scheduled for a fall release. For a sample of Overthrow's music, head over to the official Facebook page at this location.

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Paradise Lost Streaming "Crucify"

U.K. gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost is streaming the new track "Crucify." The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Tragic Idols." The album is scheduled for release on April 23, 2012 (EU) and April 24, 2012 (North America) through Century Media Records.

Check out "Crucify" here:

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Ferox Canorus Changes Name To Thy Kingdom Gone

Unsigned New Jersey progressive metal band Ferox Canorus has officially announced a name change to Thy Kingdom Gone. The band has also posted a pre-production demo online via Reverbnation.

Dan comments on the name change, "When a promoter called us 'Ferret Cannon', I knew the Latin name was a bit of a marketing snafu. The name has a lot of meaning to me, but honestly, it was difficult for people to remember and pronounce it, making it hard to find us. The name change reflects the changes in the band, but is also a metaphor for life. We are constantly changing. Many of us will be in completely different situations in 5 years, 10 years down the road. The name is a metaphor for the constant flow of life."

Thy Kingdom Gone's line up is as follows:

Tim Correll - Vocals
Dan Sorber - Guitars
Khalid Ilahi - Guitars
Steve Goldberg - Drums
Scott Schafer - Bass

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