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Metal News for February 24, 2012

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47 news articles posted on this day.

High On Fire Reveals Album Details

High On Fire will release its new studio album "De Vermis Mysteriis" on April 3rd via eOne Music. Recorded in Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity Studios with producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, the 10 song effort is the band's sixth studio recording and the follow up to 2010's "Snakes for the Divine." "De Vermis Mysteriis" (or Mysteries of the Worm) takes its title from a fictional grimoire created by Psycho author Robert Bloch and incorporated by H. P. Lovecraft into the Lore of the Cthulhu Mythos. Check out the tracklisting below. Also after the jump is a series of concert dates that High On Fire will embark on.

1.) Serums of Liao
2.) Bloody Knuckles
3.) Fertile Green
4.) Madness of an Architect
5.) Interlude
6.) Spiritual Rites
7.) King of Days
8.) De Vermis Mysteriis
9.) Romulus and Remus
10.) Warhorn

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More Metal Added To The Rock Band Network

Happy Friday to all you Rock Band fanatics! This week there unfortunately aren't that many new metal tracks hitting the Rock Band Network, with the main track of interest coming from reactivated thrashers Forbidden and music from Otep and Pyschostick also coming to the PS3 version next week.

These songs are now available on the Xbox 360 edition of the game:

Anarchy Club - "Built to Grind" (160 MSP)
Forbidden - "Omega Wave" (160 MSP)
Strikken - "Ashes" (80 MSP)
Strikken - "Ashes (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)

These tracks will hit the PS3 on 2/28/2012 (North America) and 2/29/2012 (Europe):

Otep - "Fists Fall" ($1.99)
Psychostick - "BEER!!" ($1.99)

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Truth And Its Burden Signs With Rite Of Passage

Rite of Passage Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with melodic hardcore act Truth and it's Burden:

"Rite of Passage Records is proud to announce the signing of Johannesburg, South Africa based TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN. The band’s new album ‘Choices’ is set to be released on May 22nd through Rite of Passage; a song from the album titled 'Threadbare' can be listened to on the band’s Facebook page located here.

"Formed in 2008, TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN started out as an idea to bring a sincere message of hope, and to do so with a real sense of urgency. Those same ideals that gave life to this band still chorus through in every song 4 years later. To be aware, to challenge, to follow through, to ignite ideas into dreams, to re-invigorate life itself and to find meaning and purpose. Over the past four years, the band has toured throughout Europe and Africa with bands like The Ghost Inside, Haste The Day, Have Heart, and many others."

“The main idea behind ‘Choices’ is pretty simple;” stated vocalist Ashley DeBeer. “Making choices that reflect clear consideration for dreams and aspirations, it’s not something that merely applies to me/us alone, but rather something many can relate to. I wrote a lot of the songs during a period in my life when change was necessary and I guess with choices in my life I found there was a constant balancing act that took place.”

“There are many contributing factors to making serious life decisions that balance a good choice and help make things a little clearer,” added DeBeer. “Many of the songs reflect the idea of finding myself, building myself, deciding things and just trying to make a conscious effort at being a better person in general.”

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Julius Seizure Recording Debut EP

New Jersey's Julius Seizure has entered the studio to record the band's debut EP, "Beware The Ides Of March." You can check out the artwork for the release below.

The band was formed earlier this year by former members of Will Killmore and Simensis. The record is being produced by guitarist Steve Toth, who also produced the self titled Will Killmore album, and will be released on May 15th, 2012.

Julius Seizure will perform a record release show at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ on May 19th and summer tour dates in support of the EP are soon to be announced. For more details follow the band's progress, check out the Julius Seizure Facebook profile. More...

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3 Inches Of Blood Comments On European Tour

3 Inches of Blood recently announced that it will be heading overseas to Europe this coming May for its first ever full headlining tour on the continent. 3 Inches of Blood vocalist Cam Pipes commented on the tour by saying:

"We are extremely excited and proud to announce our first full headlining European tour. It has been far too long since our last time over there, so we feel it is our duty to bring a mighty strong package with us to help bring heavy metal power to the fans across the continent. This will be a tour not to be missed. Long live heavy metal in Europe."

The currently announced dates for the tour can be found below. The band will be joined by Goatwhore and Havok. More...

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Obey The Brave To Play NEMHF 2012

Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.

The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.

"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."

Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.

The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...

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Troll Bends Fir Releases "Ave Celia!" Music Video

Russian "beer folk" band Troll Bends Fir has released a new music video for the track "Ave Celia!" Check out the video clip below. "Ave Celia!" is taken from the band's latest album "Brothers in Drinks."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Brothers In Drinks
2. Hoplnir
3. Beer Mantra
4. Ass-shaking dance
5. Octoberfest
6. Kamarinskaya
7. Ave, Celia!
8. Catch a Salmon!
9. Little Mug Of Dark Ale
10. Trolls Rise
11. Humppa Is My Neighbour (feat. Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani) More...

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Author & Punisher Signs With Seventh Rule

Seventh Rule has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Author & Punisher:

"Seventh Rule Recordings is proud to announce the latest signing to their eclectic roster, San Diego's AUTHOR & PUNISHER. Iconoclastic in the truest sense of the word, Tristan Shone, the sole propagator behind this haunting, claustrophobic cacophony inverts the tenets of doom metal completely, relying on cold steel and soulless machinery to bring despondency to life. His new record, entitled 'Ursus Americanus', will be his first release on Seventh Rule, and is due out as digipack CD and other digital formats on April 24, 2012.

"AUTHOR & PUNISHER can be described most succinctly as 'industrial doom,' but of course, is much than a mere genre tag. This one-man project utilizes primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers, devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics and focus upon the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines are designed to require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding doom influenced sounds that are created - 'Like Godflesh meets The Bug meets Flying Lotus,' according to MSN Metal's Adrien Begrand.

"AUTHOR & PUNISHER has performed with and shown these machines extensively at festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and has more live actions planned for 2012."

Check out songs from the band's "Drone Machines" release in the player below. More...

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Ancients Posts New Song, Announces Headlining Show

Canadian metal act Ancients has revealed details behind its forthcoming headline performance, which is sponsored by Metalunderground.com. The band has announced that it will be teaming up alongside Burning Ghats, Nylithia, Cathar and Graves for a full night of diverse metal on Friday, March 23 at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ancients will also be performing all-new material from its forthcoming, as-yet-untitled, full length for the first time. The new album, which is currently planned for release later this year, is set to be issued from a currently unnamed record label. Further announcements on the band's upcoming record are expected in the coming weeks.

In the meantime you can check out an unmastered version of the album's first single, titled "Raise the Sun," from the upcoming album at this location. More...

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Untimely Demise Announces North American Tour

Saskatoon's thrash trio Untimely Demise have just locked down a Spring tour of the western half of Canada and the United States.

The young crew will take their blazing modernized classic thrash metal to the highways of North America kicking off in their home province of Saskatchewan at the end of March and rage west across the country and down the U.S. West Coast. Untimely Demise will share the stage with Excruciator, Hatched, Hemoptysis, Exmortus and labelmates Mares Of Thrace, and more along the trek, even including a co-headlining slot at San Jose's Beyond The Realms of Metal Festival.

This brutal trek is being booked in conjunction with the upcoming vinyl edition of Untimely Demise's debut full-length "City Of Steel," set to be co-released by Sonic Unyon and War On Music. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, the 12" features a full-color insert and a bonus track of the anthem "My Tragedy," from the band's 2009-released "Full Speed Metal" EP. The wax version of "City Of Steel" will hit the streets of Canada on March 13th and invade the U.S. on March 27th, with European distribution to be confirmed shortly.

Untimely Demise is also still streaming the entire "City of Steel" album online through Metalunderground.com at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Municipal Waste Discusses New Video

Scion A/V has posted the second in a series of video clips online of Municipal Waste discussing the new album "The Fatal Feast" and the "Repossession" video. Check out the clip below. Scion A/V commented:

"We sat down with Municipal Waste at Nuclear Blast HQ to discuss their upcoming music video for the song 'Repossession.' Finally, a junkyard music video from the Waste!"

The album is due for release on April 10th, 2012 (North America) and April 13th, 2012 (EU) through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Spineshank Signs With Century Media

Spineshank has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Century Media:

"Ok guys, some of you have been waiting patiently, some not so patiently! Heres our big news. We just signed a deal with Century Media and 'Anger Denial Acceptance' will be released first week of June. Finally!"

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. After The End
2. Nothing Left For Me
3. Anger Denial Acceptance
4. I Want You To Know
5. Murder Suicide
6. The Endless Disconnect
7. I Am Damage
8. Ploratio Morbus (interlude)
9. Everything Everyone Everywhere Ends
10. The Reckoning
11. God Complex (Anger)
12. Motive Method Opportunity (Denial)
13. Exit Wound ( Acceptance)

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Cauldron Kicking Off Tour Tonight

Canadian heavy metal trio Cauldron will kick off a headlining European tour tonight - Friday, 25th February - in Bielefeld, Germany.

The band will be headbanging around Europe for 3 weeks on the "Burning Europe" tour in support of the group's latest album, "Burning Fortune" Joining Cauldron on the road are fellow Canadian metallers Striker.

Cauldron vocalist and bassist Jason Decay comments:

"Just packing up here in Toronto and getting ready to leave Canada and go burn Europe for a few weeks. We're really looking forward to this as it's long overdue! We've been working on some new stuff for the set; stuff we never played before and some new material as well. Sorry to the fans in the UK, Sweden, and Greece who have been bugging us to come back, we tried to but it was beyond our control. Come party with us in a nearby country... It's sure to be a good time with us and Striker. And bug your local promoters for next time! I'm brewing up a nice hot one right now to drop on a ledge as soon as we arrive in Germany, beware!"

See Cauldron on tour at the following shows: More...

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Demon Hunter Posts Studio Video

Demon Hunter recently headed in the studio to begin work on the band's sixth full length, "True Defiance," which is due out April 10th on Solid State Records. The first studio video blog from the recording process has been posted online and can be viewed below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Crucifix
2. God Forsaken
3. My Destiny
4. Wake
5. Tomorrow Never Comes
6. Someone To Hate
7. This I Know
8. Means To An End
9. We Don’t Care
10. Resistance
11. Dead Flowers More...

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Kommandant Posts New Album Trailer

A teaser trailer has been posted online for the new Kommandant album, "The Draconian Archetype," containing excerpts of 7 tracks from the upcoming release. The complete album will contain 10 songs in its entirety. Check out the trailer below.

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The Faceless Checks In With Studio Report

The Faceless has checked in from the studio with a video update featuring guitarist Michael Keene. Check out the video of the band tracking a new album below. Further details on upcoming material from The Faceless will be announced as they are made available.

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Battlecross Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

As was previously announced, Detroit thrashers Battlecross will be hitting the road as a part of the Occupation Domination 2012 tour featuring heavyweights Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn.

The Occupation Domination 2012 Tour kicks off at Sonar in Baltimore, MD on April 20 and wraps up May 18 in Lawrence, KS at the Granada Theater. The Occupation Domination 2012 tour marks Battlecross' first major US tour and will see the band promoting the devastating Metal Blade debut, "Pursuit of Honor," which just dropped August 02, 2011. The band commented:

"Battlecross is stoked to share the stage with bands as respected as Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and fellow newcomers Rings of Saturn. We're thankful to have the support of Liquid Metal and fan support on YouTube. We anticipate that a lot of kids are going to come out to support the tour and we're going to thank each and every one of them! We can't wait to inject some Detroit thrash into this extremely heavy & talented lineup and make some new friends along the way. See you on the road!"

In other news, on Friday February 17 Battlecross landed in the #1 position of Sirius XM's the Devil's Dozen Countdown with the single "Push Pull Destroy." Here's what metalhead and Sirius XM-Liquid Metal DJ and Headbanger's Ball host Jose Mangin had to say about Battlecross's recent feat: More...

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Counterparts Releases Guitar Demo Clip

Counterparts has posted a new guitar demo video online showing how to play the songs "Jumping Ship." Check out the clip below.

Counterparts begins a tour with Shai Hulud and more today. Check out all of the dates below. More...

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Impending Doom Films Two Music Videos

Impending Doom has just wrapped up two music videos for the tracks "Deceiver" and "Murderer" off the band's upcoming new record "Baptized in Filth." A behind-the-scenes clip from the recording process can be found here.

The band will release "Baptized in Filth" on March 13th, 2012. Produced by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder) and Machine, this is the bands fourth full length and most ferocious effort to date. The track listing is as follows:

1. Murderer
2. For the Wicked
3. Chaos: Reborn
4. Deceiver
5. Falling Away
6. Absolute Horror
7. Angry Letters to God
8. Baptized in Filth
9. My Light Unseen
10. Death. Ascension. Resurrection

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The Prestige Posts "The Truth" Teaser

The Prestige has posted a trailer online for the upcoming "The Truth" video clip which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"We're playing in the UK for the first time ever this weekend with The Cold Harbour. To celebrate this sick and over-emotional event, here is the trailer of our first video clip 'THE TRUTH' directed by Berzerker."

"The Truth" is off the "Black Mouths" album, due out April 3rd, 2012 through Basement Apes Industries / Tangled Talk Records / Enjoyment Records and Brain Ache Records. More...

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The Browning Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Texan electronic metallers The Browning have confirmed a U.S. tour with industrial metal titans Fear Factory. The tour is scheduled to kick off on May 1st in San Antonio, Texas, and also includes Shadows Fall, The Devastated, and Legacy of Disorder.

The Browning drummer Noah "Shark" Robertson comments:

"We are extremely excited to be touring with such legendary bands in the metal scene as Fear Factory and Shadows Fall. We really look up to these bands that helped pave the way for the metal of today, and we're definitely inspired by their ability to stick around for so long doing this, especially Fear Factory, being that they are one of the pioneers of the industrial metal genre. Also, we can't wait to hit the road again with our good friends in The Devastated. This tour is gonna be insane!"

See The Browning on tour at the following shows: More...

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Fallstaf Posts "Pull The Knife" Video

Montreal brass metallers Fallstaf have posted their latest music video "Pull The Knife" online, which is in support of their debut album "Bastard Sons of A Pure Breed" (reviewed here). The video was produced by 1oeilouvert and the live footage was taken from Fallstaf's concert w/Slaves On Dope and Buffalo Theory in Beauharnois, QC last December.

"This is our second music video for 'Bastard Sons of A Pure Breed.' The fans asked for more, so we're giving them more! More BRASS METAL! Great work by 1oeilouvert's Rémi Joannette. Just like David Méliès, who did the first video 'The Cost,' he's part of what we call THE SOUTH WEST CREW. This is 'Pull The Knife' and we are Montreal's own and unique BRASS METAL band!" commented Fallstaf bassist Ben Forte.

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One Year Later Streaming New Song

Lancaster, PA metalcore act One Year Later will be releasing the debut full-length album "The Sound of a Broken World" on March 13th, 2012. A song from the release has now been posted online for streaming. Check out the song "Absolution" in the player available below.

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Russkaja Inks Deal With Napalm Records

The musical sensation Russkaja has inked a new record deal with Napalm Records. According to the label, the band plays a mix of "heavy polka beats, thrash metal, world jazz, and rock in the vein of Frank Zappa. This results in the highly explosive genre known as Russian turbo polka rock."

A first update with regard to the new album will be issued soon. Russkaja also issued the following brief statement:

"After such a successful year, We are very happy to start our cooperation with the well-respected label Napalm Records in order to take the next steps as a unit."

For more details on Russkaja, head over to the band's MySpace music profile.

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Megadeth's David Ellefson Posts Video Update

David Ellefson of Megadeth has checked in with a video update from the San Jose stop of Gigantour 2012. Check out the video clip below.

Megadeth will also be embarking on a co-headlining U.S. tour with Rob Zombie in May. Details on the run of shows are available at this location.

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Hirax to Record 4th Album

Los Angeles thrashers Hirax will enter the Skull Seven Studio in Hollywood, CA in the beginning of June 2012 to record their fourth studio full-length album. Bill Metoyer (Slayer, D.R.I., C.O.C.) will produce and engineer the album. Black Devil Records will release the album worldwide.

The yet-untitled recording follows their 2009 effort, "El Rostro de la Muerte."

Hirax has scheduled a brief South American tour in April, including a special show with German thrashers Sodom. See the dates below. More...

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Napalm Death Streaming Entire New Album

In anticipation of the release of the new album, "Utilitarian," on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America, the legendary Napalm Death is now giving fans the chance to listen to the album online in its entirety!

To join the album listening party, head over to this location. Napalm's shouter, Mark "Barney" Greenway, will also take part in a Yowie video chat today (Friday, February 24th) at 22:00 CET//1PM PT//4PM ET, so get your questions ready! The chat begins soon here.

The official track list for "Utilitarian" is as follows:

1. Circumspect
2. Errors In The Signals
3. Everyday Pox
4. Protection Racket
5. The Wolf I Feed
6. Quarantined
7. Fall On Their Swords
8. Collision Course
9. Orders of Magnitude
10. Think Tank Trials
11. Blank Look About Face
12. Leper Colony
13. Nom De Guerre
14. Analysis Paralysis
15. Opposites Repellent
16. A Gag Reflex

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Goatwhore Announces New Tour Dates

New Orleans natives Goatwhore are continuing their worldwide campaign in support of their latest effort, "Blood for the Master," this May with a tour across Europe. They'll be joining forces with 3 Inches of Blood, Angelus Apatrida, and Havok. The tour begins in May and all dates can be seen below. All of Goatwhore's current tour dates are available on the band's facebook page here.

Dates are as follows:

05.05.12 Germany Essen @ Turock
06.05.12 Holland Rotterdam @ Baroeg
07.05.12 UK Nottingham @ The Rescue Rooms
08.05.12 UK Aberdeen @ The Tunnels
09.05.12 UK Manchester @ Moho
10.05.12 North Ireland Belfast @ Limelight
11.05.12 Ireland Dublin @ The Pint
12.05.12 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
13.05.12 UK London @ Underworld
14.05.12 Belgium Antwerp @ Trix
15.05.12 Germany Stuttgart @ 1210
16.05.12 Switzerland Winterthur @ Gaswerk
17.05.12 Germany München @ Feierwerk
18.05.12 Italy Massa @ Swamp Club
19.05.12 Italy Misano Adriatico (RN) @ Boulevard Club
20.05.12 Austria Wien @ Viper Room
21.05.12 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
22.05.12 Czech Rep Prague @ Hoodoo Club
23.05.12 Germany Dresden @ Chemiefabrik
24.05.12 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
25.05.12 Denmark Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
26.05.12 Germany Berlin @ K17

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UFO Streaming Entire Album Online

British Hard Rock legends UFO will release their new studio album "Seven Deadly" on February 24th in Germany, February 27th in Europe, and on February 28th in the USA/Canada through SPV/Steamhammer.

Starting today EddieTrunk.com, the online home of famed hard rock and metal DJ Eddie Trunk, is hosting an exclusive stream on the entire new UFO album "Seven Deadly." Get a first listen at this location.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fight Night 4:35
2. Wonderland 5:08
3. Mojo Town 3:58
4. Angel Station 6:25
5. Year Of The Gun 4:07
6. The Last Stone Rider 3:54
7. Steal Yourself 4:46
8. Burn Your House Down 5:15
9. The Fear 3:31
10. Waving Good bye 5:24
11. Other Men's Wives 4:09 (bonus track)
12. Bag O` Blues 5:21 (bonus track)

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Elis Calls It Quits After Departure Of Vocalist

Lichtensteinian gothic metal band Elis has decided to call it quits with the recent departure of Simone Christinat (Legenda Aurea) due to "too much stress." The band has seen its share of bad luck with the death of Sabine Dünser in 2006 due to a cerebral haemorrhage on July 8, 2006. After the death the band vowed to carry on and hired Ex-Eyes of Eden original vocalist Sandra Schleret, who joined the band in 2006 and stayed until 2011, having only recorded one album, "Catharsis" in 2009. The band decided to make one last attempt and hired Simone Christinat in 2011. Less than a year later Christinat has departed and the band has called it a day.

The following statement was issued on the band's official website:

We have to inform you that ELIS has passed into history.Simone told us a couple of days ago, that she will leave ELIS immediately due to too much stress.We have decided now to quit the band. Too much things happened during all these years to continue once again.

But on the other side, there were a lot of good and lucky moments in this almost ten years of ELIS. Therefore we want to say thank you for your support, your dedication and your friendship through all these years!

But this will not be the end of our musical careers, some projects are already in the pipeline.
You will find more information about these things very soon on this location.

Cheers and take care!
Max, Tom, Pete, Chris

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Deicide Releases "Conviction" Video

Starting March 1st, death metallers Deicide will be back on tour in North America for their headlining "March Of Death 2012" trek, presented by SMN News. With Jungle Rot, Abigail Williams, and Lecherous Nocturne also along for the run, Deicide will be touring in support of their latest release, "To Hell With God," and their new music video from the album, "Conviction."

Directed by David Brodsky and Tim Kellen (Brodsky also handled editing duties while Kellen animated the video) and produced by MyGoodEye LLC, "Conviction" tells the story of front-man Glen Benton and his pursuit of Jesus, claymation-style. To watch their hellish descent into the depths of the underworld (and to read an exclusive interview with Deicide's own Steve Asheim), head over to SMN News. The video is also available in the player below. More...

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Naglfar Premieres New Single Online

Umea's Naglfar has now premiered a new single, "An Extension Of His Arm And Will," taken from the band's upcoming album, "Téras" - the band's first studio release since 2007. Featuring artwork by Niklas Sundin (DARK TRANQUILLITY), who has already designed artwork for bands such as In Flames, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and many others, "Téras" will be released through Century Media Records on March 26th in Europe and in North America with nine tracks of pristine, Swedish melodic black metal.

To listen to the latest single from the band, head over to No Clean Singing.com now at this location. To hear the album's first single, "Pale Horse," head over to Naglfar's official Facebook. The complete track-listing for Téras is below.

1. Téras
2. Pale Horse
3. III: Death Dimension Phantasma
4. The Monolith
5. An Extension Of His Arm And Will
6. Bring Out Your Dead
7. Come Perdition
8. Invoc(H)ate
9. The Dying Flame Of Existence More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Streaming Entire New LP

Detroit act Imminent Sonic Destruction is streaming the entire new LP "Recurring Themes" over at Guitar World's website at this location. The album was released today. Metal Underground's review for the album can be found here.

The track listing for "Recurring Themes" is as follows:

1. Driving Home (10:07)
2. Monster (6:53)
3. With Death, This Story Ends (6:32)
4. Breaking Through (13:14)
5. Temple (5:37)
6. Here, It's Over (5:02)
7. Sick (8:39)
8. The Remembering (1:55)
9. Raven (16:41) More...

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Evenoire Streaming New Track From Debut LP

Italian gothic folk metal band Evenoire is streaming the new track "Days of the Blackbird" from the debut LP "Vitriol." The album is scheduled for release through Scarlet Records on March 26, 2012 (EU) and April 10, 2012 (USA).

The track listing for "Vitriol" is as follows:

1. Vitriol
2. Days of the Blackbird
3. Misleading Paradise
4. Forever Gone
5. The Prayer
6. Girl by the Lake
7. Minstrel of Dolomites
8. Alchimia
9. Wise King

Check out "Days of the Blackbird" here:

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Inverloch Streaming "The Menin Road"

Inverloch, is streaming the new track "The Menin Road" through YouTube. The song appears on the forthcoming "Dusk...Subside" debut LP. The release will see drop dates of April 10, 2012 (North America), April 13, 2012 (Benelux/Germany) and April 16, 2012 (Rest of World) through Relapse Records.

Check out "The Menin Road" here:

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Mekong Delta To Release "Intersections"

German pprogressive/technical thrash act Mekong Delta announced that the band will release an album of re-recorded classics entitled "Intersections." The album will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on April 20, 2012 (GER), April 23, 2012 (EU) and in early May 2012 for North America.

The track listing & artwork for "Intersections" is as follows:

1. Prophecy (originally from the "The Music of Erich Zann" LP)
2. The Cure (originally from the "Mekong Delta" LP)
3. Memories Of Tomorrow (originally from "The Music of Erich Zann" LP)
4. Heroes Grief (originally from the "Mekong Delta" LP)
5. Shades Of Doom (originally from "The Principles of Doubt" LP)
6. The Healer (originally from the "Visions Fugitives" LP)
7. Transgressor (originally from the "Dances of Death (and Other Walking Shadows)" LP)
8. Sphere Eclipse (originally from the "Kaleidoscope" LP)
9. Heartbeat (originally from the "Kaleidoscope" LP)
10. Innocent? (originally from the "Kaleidoscope" LP) More...

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Dodsfall Announces New Album Release

Black metal act Dodsfall has revealed that the title for the band's upcoming album will be 'Inn i Mørkets Kongedømme." According to the band the new album will be released this coming April 2012. The track list and a new song will be posted online soon.

The band's latest album "Den Svarte Skogen" is still available and was released by Obscure Abhorrence Productions in May 2011, with the LP version dropping back in January 2012. Check out a previous song from the band in the player below. More...

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Enochian Theory Streaming New Song Online

Enochian Theory has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online:

"You can now listen to 'This Aching Isolation' taken from the new album 'Life...And All It Entails,' released Monday March 12th. This track is exclusively on SoundCloud over this weekend so get on over there people and have yourself a listen...."

Check out the new song "This Aching Isolation" by heading over to this location. More...

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Secrets Of The Moon Posts Music Video & Teaser

German experimental black metal band Secrets of the Moon posted a music video for the track "Nyx" as well as a teaser clip from the band's forthcoming fifth release "Seven Bells." The album is due out on March 16th, 2012 through Lupus Lounge/Prophecy Productions.

The track listing for "Seven Bells" is as follows:

1. Seven Bells
2. Blood Into Wine
3. Goathead
4. Stillborn Icon
5. Worship
6. The Three Beggars (satans church)
7. Nyx More...

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Xandria Posts Track-By-Track Video

German symphonic metal band Xandria has posted a new track-by-track video featuring drummer Gerit Lamm and guitarist Marco Heubaum. They give insight into every single track of the album, its making-of, the music and the meaning behind the lyrics (Metal Underground's review can be found at this location).

"Neverworld's End" is out through Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012
Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012
Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012
USA, Canada: March 6, 2012

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Eldelvar Releases New Album

After a popular 2009 demo, Barcelona folk metal band Eldelvar has released its debut full-length disc "Once Upon a Beer." Three tracks from it are streaming over on Soundcloud, such as the track "Frogs" below.

Also featured is a video upload of the track "When the Moon Cries Blood." You can stream a couple of older songs from Eldelvar by heading over to the band's MySpace page. More...

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Bezoar Streaming Album

Brooklyn experimental doom/psychedelic band Bezoar is streaming it's new eight-song album "Wyt Deth" over at Bandcamp, or you may listen to it below. Bezoar has also posted a series of tour dates in support of the album:

Feb 26 Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY
Mar 01 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Mar 06 Comet Ping Pong Washington, DC
Mar 08 The EARL Atlanta, GA
Mar 10 Siberia New Orleans, LA
Mar 13 Franklin BBQ Austin, TX
Mar 15 Long Branch Inn Austin, TX
Mar 17 Rubber Gloves Denton, TX
Mar 18 Replay Lounge Lawrence, KS
Mar 19 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Mar 20 Lager House Detroit, MI
Mar 21 Now That's Class Cleveland, OH
Apr 01 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY More...

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3 Inches Of Blood Posts Studio Video #1

3 Inches of Blood posted the first installment of a series of studio videos on the recording of "Long Live Heavy Metal, the band's fifth studio album. The album is scheduled for release on March 26, 2012 (EU) and March 27, 2012 (North America).

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Serviat Streaming EP

Mexican metalcore band Serviat is offering its latest EP "Rafagas" for download by heading over to this location. Some of the five songs from the EP, whose tracklisting follows below, can be streamed over on the band's MySpace page.

1. Perdido
2. Cayendo Lejos De Mi
3. Mis Demonios
4. Tu Final
5. Reflejos More...

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Ancesttral Streaming EP

Brazilian thrash metal band Ancesttral has released a new EP titled "Bloodshed and Violence," which can be streamed by heading over to Digmetalworld records. This EP follows up Ancesttral's 2007's full-length debut album "The Famous Unknown."

Stream the three songs from it below, one of which is a cover of the 1992 Sabbath song "I," and check out a video upload of the track "We Kill" from the debut after the jump. More...

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Corpse Garden Releases Debut

Costa Rican technical death metal band Corpse Garden has finally released it's debut full-length album "Burnt By the Light." Every song from it is streaming over on YouTube, such as the track "Killing in the Name of God" below. Recently, Corpse Garden made it to the finals in the Wacken metal battle in Costa Rica along with progressive metal band Adulam.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Sold My Soul

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Laura Wilde has released a video titled “Sold My Soul.” Wilde, citing both punk and glam influences, sings, plays guitar, bass and drums. More...

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