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Metal News for February 21, 2014

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Skeletonwitch Announces Picture Disc Re-Issue

Skeletonwitch has announced a re-pressing of the 2011 Billboard-charting release “Forever Abomination” (reviewed here) on picture disc LP, scheduled for release on March 18th.

Limited to 500 copies, only 150 will be available via the Prosthetic North American webshop, while another handful will be available via Prosthetic’s European webshop. The remaining copies will be distributed via your local record store or online distribution shop. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Guitarist Scott Hedrick reveals further details while showing off the new discs in the video available below. The band's upcoming tour dates are also available after the jump. More...

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Blackbird Reveals "Of Heroes And Enemies" Details

The release date of the Blackbird album "Of Heroes And Enemies" on CD is set for March 28th, 2014. Pure Steel Records also comments:

"On their new album 'Of Heroes And Enemies' Blackbird doesn't recook the old Rock N Roll recipe: Ten tracks including the single 'Fire Your Guns' are remarkable for their new style of production in rockmusic.

"That´s why fresh and dirty guitar sound and sing-a-long choruses, in style of Slash or Buckcherry, meet a pumping groove, so that there´s nothing missed compared to the genre-heroes."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fire your Guns
2. Not About You
3. Hero
4. Dusk till Dawn
5. Of Heroes And Enemies
6. Right With The Rockers
7. Deuce
8. Don't Fool Me
9. Devil’s Soul
10. Right to Rock More...

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U8 Re-Releases "The Shaber"

Today Pure Steel Records has re-released U8's "The Shaber," which has been remastered and contains 5 bonus tracks and a 24 page booklet. A teaser trailer can be seen below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. 'S I'm Ready
2. A Song For A Lonely Werewolf
3. Out Of Control
4. The Shaber
5. Stop The War
6. Rock And Roll
7. Turn It On
8. Till The End Of The World

9. Pushing On
10. Rip It Out
11. She's Alright

12. Living For A While
13. All Day All Night (I Wanna Rock And Roll) More...

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Onward Vinyl Re-Releases Announced

The release date of Onward's vinyl edition of "Evermoving" has been set for March 28th, 2014. Pure Steel Records comments:

"In the course of our LP re-release series (limited to 500 hand-numbered copies), we are now planning to do the first two full-length-albums of Onward. The band was created in 2000 in Montana/USA by the later Crescent Shield singer Michael Grant (who died in 2012); they played at that time very untrendy classic US/Power Metal with some NWoBHM influences.

"At the beginning of 2001 they released their debut album 'Evermoving' via Century Media (only as CD). The eight Power-Metal delicacies could definitely convince fans of old genre-classics with their classic and sophisticated double guitar harmonies and epic and abundant song structures.

"The vocals are majestic and melodious, sometimes in higher pitches; and the peculiar sound makes them stick out of the masses (like some years later their compatriots Pharoah). The powerful and dynamic production by Denis Gulbey (e.g. Jack Starr, Manilla Road, Gothic Knights) lifts this LP definitely to the top class of their genre. The very detailed cover artwork was made by Ioannis Vassilopoulos, who has worked for Fates Warning, Dream Theater, and Deep Purple."

The track listing is as follows:

Side A
1. The Kindness Of Strangers
2 Onward
3. The Waterfall Enchantress
4. The Last Sunset

Side B
1. Absolution Mine
2. Witches Winter Eternal
3. Storm Coming Soon
4. The Lost Side Of The World More...

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The New Dominion Disbanding

Tilburg metal outfit The New Dominion has issued the following announcement about disbanding:

"It appears that the most inevitable of hours has finally arrived at our misfortunate doorstep; Due to the ever expanding amount of personal responsibilities and the never diminishing temptations of other individual challenges for each of us, we have made the hardest decision we could make as a band.

"All the possible options have been carefully weighed and held against the light. Yet, the only constant always to remain in order to stay true to ourselves, also seems to lead us upon the most lethal path; the one of euthanasia.

"Lethal but liberating…

"One last séance of insanity can be witnessed within the next couple of months, before we will accept this infernal embrace as being permanent. Details concerning this event will be revealed on short notice.

"Insanity knows no boundaries; the more when inflicted upon one self. Hail the flagellated flesh!" More...

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Saxon Announces 2CD Set

Saxon will release "St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester," which was recorded during the band's Sacrifice World Tour, in the U.S. on April 22nd and the U.K. on March 17th.

This 2CD set finds a blistering performance covering a collection of Saxon’s work from 1979 up to 2013. A very special rendition of "Broken Heroes" goes straight to the heart and is dedicated to The British Armed Forces.

The release was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap and produced by Biff Byford. The track listing is as follows:

CD 1 – running time 61:05 minutes

01. Sacrifice
02. Wheels Of Terror
03. Power And The Glory
04. Made In Belfast
05. Rock’n Roll Gypsy
06. And The Bands Played On
07. I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
08. Night Of The Wolf
09. Conquistador
10. Broken Heroes
11. Guardians of The Tomb More...

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Cerebral Bore Announces New Live Shows

Scottish death metal act Cerebral Bore has announced a number of headlining shows in Spain, starting on May 7th in Barcelona.

The band will be playing five shows during what will be its first visit to Spain, with support from French death metallers Psychobolia. The tour kicks off a week after Cerebral Bore wraps up a mini European tour with Despised Icon.

Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments: "We are happy to say that we are heading to Spain for the first time. For some reason any offer we have ever had to go there hasn't quite worked out, so it will be great to play somewhere new straight after the Despised Icon tour. But it looks like we will be in Europe for a few spare days inbetween… So maybe you will see us added to a particularly awesome show taking place that week too!" More...

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Rabbits And Whores Streaming Split

East (Coast) meets West (Coast) in noise rock: Whores and Rabbits joined together in misanthropy and misery. And what better material to manifest their unwavering rage than that of The Cure?

Whores crushes "Jumping Someone Else's Train," taking said train on a insanely heavy ride, the main riff stretched into a hypnotic groove forever beat into your brain. Rabbits opens with the stark "A Reflection" before cranking out an uncaged, claustrophobic version of "Give Me It." Who let these maniacs out?

You can stream the Whores / Rabbits split below, courtesy of Cvlt Nation. More...

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Dead Horse Trauma Cancels Tonight's Show

Dead Horse Trauma has issued the following announcement about canceling tonight's Spring Lake Park, Minnesota show due to weather conditions:

"This is probably worst post I've had to write. The interstate north of us is closed in multiple places preventing us from making it to Minnesota. The governor has just declared it a national emergency. Everyone had been instructed to stay off these roads.

"This is the first show DHT has ever had to cancel. We are sorry and we will be back up there to rock your Minnesotan faces as soon as we can.

"Unfortunately this also means we won't be making it to Fargo either as we've flown in our engineer for studio time Sunday.

"The last thing we want to do is let down any of our fans, we're sorry we won't be joining you, but there is still an amazing line up we encourage our fans to go see." More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 4

Last Wednesday, February 12th, writer Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) posted a controversial OpEd titled “From Dicks To Chicks,” examining some irritating trends and pathologies regarding women in metal, amid the backdrop of the massive gender disparity within the genre.

The overall reaction was, put politely, quite visceral.

To kick off Episode Four of the official Metalunderground.com podcast, Mike and co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) assess that reaction [00:01:09] and recap Mike’s intentions in penning the provocative piece.

Moving onto stricter musical matters, Kevin then reviews the new Cynic album “Kindly Bent To Free Us” [00:26:27] and offers a mixed array of feelings on the polarizing experimental direction this unique band has taken.

Naturally, one can rarely discuss new music these days without discussing how one acquired it, and thus Kevin and Mike kick off what’s sure to be a recurring and ever-relevant theme: the shifting formats within the music industry, and how it’s affected purchasing trends. [00:45:25]

Take a listen here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.

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The Amity Affliction Posts Studio Video

The Amity Affliction is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2012's "Chasing Ghosts." Check out a video clip from the recording studio below.

The Amity Affliction will also be heading out on the road with Blessthefall, Silverstein, Secrets, and Heartist starting April 8th and ending May 15th.

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Killswitch Engage Announces New Shows

Killswitch Engage will be playing more North American shows in support of the 2013 album "Disarm the Descent," beginning March 29th and picking up again throughout the month of May.

These will be a mix of radio shows, rock festivals, and headlining shows, including several with Trivium. Dates are as follows:

3.29 Las Vegas, NV Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival
5.1 Huntington, NY The Paramount (with Into Another, Battlecross, My Ticket Home)
5.2 Virginia Beach, VA Lunatic Luau
5.3 Concord, NC Carolina Rebellion (Charlotte Motor Speedway)
5.4 Reading, PA Reverb (with Into Another, Battlecross, My Ticket Home)
5.15 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live (w/Trivium, Battlecross, Nothing More)
5.16 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range (Columbus Crew Stadium)
5.17 London, ON London Music Hall (with Trivium, Battlecross)
5.18 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom (with Battlecross, Nothing More)
5.20 Birmingham, AL Iron City Bham (with Trivium, Battlecross, Nothing More)
5.22 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall (with Trivium, Battlecross, Nothing More)
5.23 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma (Catch The Fever Festival Grounds)
5.24 San Antonio, TX River City Rockfest (AT&T Center)
5.27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater (with Battlecross, Nothing More)
5.28 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater and Club (with Battlecross, Nothing More)
5.30 Council Bluffs, IA Rockfest (Westair Amphiteater)

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Dream Theater To Release Photo Book

Dream Theater is collaborating with photographer Rob Fenn on a hardcover photo book documenting the North American leg of the Along For The Ride Tour, which kicks off March 20th.

Fenn will be traveling with the band all the way from Toronto, Canada's Massey Hall to Mesa, Arizona's Ikeda Theater, shooting 23 shows in all, including the special March 25th performance at the Boston Opera House, which will feature an orchestra and choir from Berklee College of Music. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the F*ck Cancer foundation and Dying 2 Live.

"Being able to do a book project with an iconic and influential band such as Dream Theater is beyond a honor," says Fenn, who's previously shot limited edition prints featuring Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach and Slipknot and Stone Sour's Corey Taylor. "Cancer affects my life daily, so to be able to give back through my work on a project like this is a true blessing."

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci says, "We were introduced to Rob’s work through Mark Abramson at Roadrunner. His photos are amazing and as soon as we found out about the cause, we were all immediately on board. All of our lives have been affected by cancer in some way and all of us have lost loved ones to the disease. This is a great way for us to be a part of the crusade toward finding a cure, and we are looking forward to working together with Rob on the upcoming North American tour." More...

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Evil Masquerade To Release New Single

Evil Masquerade will release new album "The Digital Crucifix" this Spring, and the first single and video will be for "Like Voodoo." The single is due out April 5th in celebration of the band's 10th anniversary.

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Offenders Discography To See Vinyl Re-Issue

This Spring, Southern Lord will proudly reintroduce the world to Texas hardcore punk outfit, Offenders, with a fully remastered double LP issue of the band's entire vinyl catalog. The label also issued the following statement:

"The Offenders were formed in 1978 in Killeen, and after relocating to Austin in 1980, became known worldwide as one of the premiere hardcore bands out of the Lone Star state. Raw and rabid but more than proficient in the delivery of their musical rebellion -- alongside friends and scenemates D.R.I. and M.D.C. -- Offenders completely ruled the hardcore scene throughout the infamous Reagan-era. Southern Lord is honored to present all the band's official recordings harnessed in a weighty 2xLP collection, with the audio fully boosted for this release courtesy of Audiosiege.

"Confirmed for parole on March 18th, the reissue features the band's two full-length albums -- Endless Struggle and We Must Rebel, as well as the I Hate Myself / Bad Times 7" -- fitted to two 180-gram slabs of black wax, housed in a gatefold jacket with the original covers and inserts faithfully replicated. Preorders can be placed here.

"Over recent years, two of the original Offenders - guitarist Anthony Johnson and bassist Mikey Offender -- have passed away, making these reborn recordings a tribute to the fallen brothers from surviving members, drummer Pat Doyle and vocalist JJ Jacobson. In honor of the band's legacy, Doyle and Jacobson have recruited Jeff Martin (Buzzcrusher) on guitar and Craig Merritt (World Burns to Death) on bass, and have already booked a March performance celebrating re-release of their works. More shows are being confirmed with the rebuilt lineup and will be announced in the weeks ahead."

Offenders Record Release Show:

3/07/2014 End Of An Ear - Austin, TX w/ The AntiAlls More...

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Novembers Doom Posts New Album Studio Footage

Novembers Doom recently entered Belle City Sound in Racine, WI to record 9th studio album "Bled White," which is tentatively due for release in mid-summer 2014.

The band has now released a studio video, available in the YouTube player below, and also recently checked in with this recording update:

"The drums and much of the guitars are completed for our ninth opus, 'Bled White.' Things are going very well at the studio, getting a lot accomplished and we are very pleased with the way things are turning out. Still much more work ahead of us, but it's all sounding very dark, heavy, and what we'd hoped for." More...

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Paganfest America Tour Dates Announced

Paganfest America part V will feature Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic, Varg, and Winterhymn. Today the dates for the trek have been announced, which will be as follows:

04/25/14 Springfield, VA Empire
04/26/14 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
04/27/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
04/28/14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
04/29/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial
04/30/14 Montreal, QC Metropolis
05/01/14 Toronto, ON The Opera House
05/02/14 Columbus, OH Alrosa Villa
05/03/14 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
05/04/14 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater - B**
05/05/14 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Cabaret
05/07/14 Calgary, AB The Republik
05/08/14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
05/09/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
05/10/14 Portland, OR Toxic Lounge
05/11/14 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
05/12/14 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
05/13/14 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
05/15/14 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
05/16/14 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
05/17/14 Detroit, MI Harpo's
05/18/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium More...

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Carnifex Posts Lyric Video

Carnifex today releases new track "Dark Days" from the band's new album "Die Without Hope," which is due out on March 4th in North America. Check it out below.

Footage from the band's time in the studio recording the album is still available for viewing right here. The band's U.S. tour also begins tonight in San Diego. Full tour dates and ticket info can be found at this location.

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Katatonia Splits With Sodomizer

Katatonia has issued the following announcement about splitting with guitar player Per Eriksson:

"It has been some time coming but guitarist Per ‘Sodomizer’ Eriksson and Katatonia have now mutually agreed to part ways. Per joined the band in 2010 as a live session player and after some substantial touring quickly became a steady fixture being heavily involved in the recording of Katatonia’s 2012 critically acclaimed studio album ‘Dead End Kings.'

"A difference in views on the band’s current operative as well as last year’s decision from Per to permanently live in Barcelona have made his involvement in the band too problematic, both for him and for the remaining band members.

"They part ways as good friends and on a related note, his position within the death metal super-group Bloodbath remains unchanged and he will soon join his fellow band members in the studio to record their 4th album to be released on Peaceville records this fall.

"Katatonia’s upcoming ‘Dethroned & Uncrowned’ Tour will go ahead as scheduled and will see none other than Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief, Wisdom of Crowds) as a special guest taking on guitar and vocal duties."

May 8 BE – Biebob, Vosselaar
May 9 NL – P60, Amstelveen
May 10 DE – Christuskirche, Bochum
May 11 DE – Freiheiz, Munchen
May 12 DE – Passionkirche, Berlin
May 13 CH – Schuur, Lucerne
May 14 CH – Les Docks, Lausanne
May 15 FR – Divan du Monde, Paris
May 16 UK – Union Chapel, London
May 17 UK – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds More...

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Eths Posts Live Video

Eths will release upcoming EP "Ex Umbra In Solem" on March 14th, which will be the band's first release with new vocalist Rachel Aspe.

Today you can get the first extract from the EP in the form of a video clip for "Crucifère," recorded live in Paris at Le Divan du Monde. Check it out below.

The title-track of "Ex Umbra In Solem" is a brand new song, and the EP will also feature three classic tracks recorded live along with three songs from the "III" album, re-recorded with Rachel’s vocals. The track listing is:

1. Ex Umbra In Solem
2. Samantha (live)
3. Bulimiarexia (live)
4. Crucifère (live)
5. Voragine (Rachel on vocals)
6. Harmaguedon (Rachel on vocals)
7. Proserpina (Rachel on vocals) More...

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Autopsy Finishes Work On New Album

U.S. death metal act Autopsy has completed work on its seventh studio album, "Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves," set to be unleashed in North America on April 29th via Peaceville Records. The band comments:

"TOURNIQUETS TIGHTEN....HACKSAWS RIP.....GRAVES ARE FILLED.....THIS IS AUTOPSY, THIS IS DEATH METAL.... With the stench of 'The Headless Ritual' still permeating the befouled air, Autopsy has once again come for your very metal soul with their newest blood soaked homage to all things dark, twisted and horrific....once again bone crushingly heavy nightmares await....'Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves' will awaken the most depraved part of the coldest zombie's stare.....blood will flow, brains will be destroyed, coffin lids will be opened..."

The album was recorded at Fantasy Studios with producer Adam Munoz and sees a continuation of Autopsy's pursuit of the ultimate in metallic horror and extremity, featuring the longstanding combo of Eric Cutler and Danny Coralles on guitars, Joe Trevisano on bass and Chris Reifert on drums/vocals.

Artwork comes courtesy of Wes Benscoter, who was also previously responsible for the "Macabre Eternal" album cover. Check it out below, and you can also hear the band's entire previous release "The Headless Ritual" at this location. More...

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Dagoba Releases New Music Video

Dagoba has released a new music video for "Yes We Die," taken from the "Post Mortem Nihil Est" album. Check it out below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. When Winter
2. The Realm Black
3. I, Reptile
4. Yes We Die
5. Kiss Me Kraken
6. Nevada
7. The Great Wonder
8. The Day After The Apocalypse
9. Son Of A Ghost
10. Oblivion Is For The Living
11. By The Sword

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Holy Blood To Release Fifth Album

Later this Spring, Ukrainian Christian folk metal outfit Holy Blood will release 5th album “Day Of Vengeance” via BombWorks Records. A new demo track has also been uploaded and can now be heard below, with further details forthcoming.

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Savage Messiah To Support Soulfly

London metallers Savage Messiah have been confirmed as main support for Soulfly on an upcoming U.K. tour.

The tour kicks off this coming Monday, February 24th. Savage Messiah will be playing in support of forthcoming new album, "The Fateful Dark," which is due to be released on March 10th in Europe, March 12th in Japan. and March 18th in the USA.

Savage Messiah frontman Dave Silver comments: "We're pleased to announce that we've been confirmed as the main support to Soulfly! Max Cavalera is a metal legend, and it'll be an honour to share the stage with him! We'll be doing loads of songs from our new album, 'The Fateful Dark', so make sure you get a ticket, get down and get ready to crack some skulls with us! See you in the pit!!!" More...

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Feral Announces Split With Revel In Flesh

Swedish death metal band Feral is proud to announce a split with German metal legion Revel In Flesh.

The "Deathkult" EP is limited to 500 copies and is being released by Joe Black Records in three different colors (black, gold and splatter). The EP features an unreleased track from Feral entitled “As the Feast Begins,” recorded in 2013 during the last studio session with original members Petter Nilsson (guitar) and Rickard Lundmark (drums).

Vocalist David Nilsson comments on the release: “This is a great premonition of Feral-material to come and we are thrilled to see it released in this format, Joe Black Records has really made sure that this will be a high quality release and nothing else. Also this is the first song that guitarist Markus Lindahl have brought to Feraland his song writing is superb addition to the band. Expect nothing else than pure and grooving death metal that will have you screaming for more!”

Check out a teaser trailer below. Feral has also announced an appearance at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival. David comments on the show:

“This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the first show me and Viktor (bass) played together with the band that would eventually evolve into FERAL when we were 15 and 17 years old. And what could be more fitting than to play one of the biggest festivals in Sweden to celebrate? To even be on the same bill as these other great bands is an honor. We will be bringing our best to the festival and make this a show to remember, that is for sure!” More...

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"Warfare Noise" Vinyl Re-Issue Streaming

Greyhaze Records has officially released the vinyl LP reissue of "Warfare Noise," the seminal four-way split album featuring Brazilian extreme metal acts Sarcofago, Chakal, Holocausto, and Mutilator.

To celebrate the re-emergence of this beast, New Noise Magazine is hosting a stream of the album in its entirety. Check it out below. "Warfare Noise" is also now available for purchase at this location.

First released in 1986 via Brazilian metal label Cogumelo Records, the album's original masters had lost much of their audio prowess due to the long amount of time elapsed since its first release. This new album reissue, however, was carefully restored by mastering engineer Dave Eck and is, once again, available the same way as it was over two decades ago. The savage output of all four bands can be heard just as in the original version.

The packaging of this reissue was also carefully restored by graphic artist Fernando Lima and is now available as a faithful representation of the 1986 release. Aside from the insert, the packaging also includes a special poster with a depiction of the concert flier for the "Warfare Noise" release show which took place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1986 featuring all four bands. More...

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Samael Answers More Fan Questions

After previously posting video clips online with members vocalist Vorph, guitarist Mak, and bassist Mas (still available here), Swiss metal band Samael has now released footage of drummer Xy answering fan questions. Check out the new video below.

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Vampire Posts New Song Online

Vampire's self-titled debut album is due out March 3rd in Europe and March 18th in North America via Century Media Records, and today the band has released another track from the album.

Check out "The Fen" below, or you can also listen to the previously posted tracks "Under The Grudge" and "Howl From The Coffin."

"Vampire" features eerie cover artwork by Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Vanhelgd, Maim, etc.) and pre-orders are available right here. You can also catch the band live:

March 29th - Kägelbanan Södra Teatern - Stockholm, Sweden w/ TRIBULATION, ANTICHRIST
April 5th - Truckstop Alaska - Gothenburg, Sweden w/ MORBUS CHRON, MIASMAL More...

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Edguy Reveals Special Edition Details

On April 18th, the new Edguy album "Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown" will be released worldwide.

Besides the regular CD edition, the album will be made available as a limited digibook edition containing 2 CDs.

Also available will be a strictly limited hardcover earbook collectors' edition (28.5x28.5cm) containing the two discs, a photographic history with more than 130 photos from the band's archive, liner-notes, touring history, and more. More details will be revealed soon.

Pre-orders are available at this location. The limited edition artwork is available below (see the regular artwork here), and the track listing is as follows: More...

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Therion Posts "Theli" Re-Issue Trailer

Symphonic metal masters Therion will re-issue the legendary "Theli" as a deluxe edition on February 28th, and a teaser trailer for the new version can be heard below.

On the same day, the new DVD set "Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond" will be released via Nuclear Blast. This package will include two shows that were recorded live in Atlanta in 2011 and in Budapest 2007 with additional bonus material.

Pre-orders are available at this location.

A new full-length studio album from Therion is also due out later this year, with details still forthcoming.

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Abaddon Incarnate Streaming "Fear"

Today you can watch a new video clip for the track "Fear" by Abaddon Incarnate, which features artwork by Manuel Tinnemans. "Fear" comes off the "Pessimist" album, coming out June 2014 via Candlelight Records.

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Sabaton Announced "Heroes" Track Listing

Sweden's Sabaton announced the track listing for the upcoming new album "Heroes," the first studio album to be released since the famous schism in the band just before the release of "Carolus Rex" (see review here) in 2012. "Heroes" drops on May 16th via Nuclear Blast Records, with pre-orders to commence within a couple of days.

The track list for the album is:

1 Night Witches
2 No Bullets Fly
3 Smoking Snakes
4 Inmate 4859
5 To Hell And Back
6 The Ballad of Bull
7 Resist And Bite
8 Soldier of 3 Armies
9 Far From The Fame
10 Hearts of Iron More...

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Arkona Streams Preview Clip Of New Track

Russian folk metal act Arkona is streaming a clip of the new track "Na strazhe novyh let" over at this location. The song appears on the upcoming new album "Yav," which is set for release on April 25th via Napalm Records.

The track listing for "Yav" is:

1. Zarozhdenie
2. Na strazhe novyh let
3. Serbia
4. Zov pustyh dereven'
5. Gorod snov
6. Ved'ma
7. Chado indigo
8. Jav'
9. V ob'jat'jah kramoly

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Diabulus In Musica Posts Preview Clip Of New Video

Spanish symphonic metal act Diabulus In Musica released a preview clip of the upcoming new single and music video "Inner Force." The song appears on the band's upcoming new release "Argia," which is expected to drop this year (release date not yet announced) via Napalm Records. The video and single is expected to be released in March.

The track list for "Argia" is:

1. Et Resurrexit (Libera Me)
2. From the Embers
3. Inner Force
4. Furia de Libertad (feat. Ailyn Giménez of Sirenia)
5. Maitagarri
6. Sed Diabolus
7. Spoilt Vampire
8. Eternal Breeze
9. Mechanical Ethos
10. Encounter at Chronos' Maze (feat. Thomas Vikström of 7days/Therion)
11. Indigo
12. Healing
13. Horizon

Check out the preview here: More...

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Vanishing Point Posts New Music Video

Vanishing Point released a music video for the new track "When Truth Lies." The song appears on the new release "Distant Is The Sun," which drops today in Europe and on March 4th in the USA via AFM Records. The album was mixed by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann (guitarist/vocalist of Orden Ogan) and mastered by Dennis Koehne.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Beyond Redemption (Intro)
2. King Of Empty Promises
3. Distant Is The Sun (streaming here)
4. When Truth Lies
5. Circle Of Fire
6. Let The River Run
7. Denied Deliverance
8. Story Of Misery
9. Era Zero
10. Pillars Of Sand
11. As December Fades
12. Handful Of Hope
13. Walls Of Silence
14. April (Instrumental)

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