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Metal News for February 5, 2014

Last updated on September 22, 2014 at 3:50 PM ET

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43 news articles posted on this day.

Amoral Posts New LP Teaser

Amoral's "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows" is due out February 14th (Europe March 28th, and the U.K. March 31st). Pre-orders are now available at this location.

The band has also posted an unveiling video for the gatefold LP version, available below, and Amoral comments:

"Masi & Pexi give you a sneak peek of what the LP version of 'Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows' looks like. And this just in: the vinyl will include a download code as well!"

You can also check out the previously posted song "If Not Here, Where?" at this location.

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Negator Splits With Guitarist

Germany's Negator has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"Unfortunately we have to inform you, that Kliffjard is no longer a member of Negator. Due to other duties in life, which he will be facing from now on, we had to come to this conclusion.

"We want to thank him for his tremendous energy and for the great contribution. We wish him all the best for the future! BUT, we have already found a worthy successor, who will be revealed soon!"

Negator's latest album "Gates to the Pantheon" was released in 2013. Check out a lyric video off the album below. More...

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Plebeian Grandstand Posts Album Teaser

French black metal/hardcore/noise outfit Plebeian Grandstand has announced a release date for second full-length "Lowgazers."

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

A music video and pre-orders will be up later this month, and a teaser clip can now be viewed below. More...

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Jungle Rot Footage From Meh Suff Available

Footage has been posted online of Jungle Rot performing at the Meh Suff festival, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

"Here's awesome multi-camera footage of Jungle Rot performing 'Face Down' and 'Let Them Die' at the Meh Suff Metal Festival in Switzerland last August! Cheers to Lukas Graf for his effort!"

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Blotum Releases Demo Album

Swedish black metal outfit Blotum has released a demo album online titled "Eternal Despondency," which is now available for streaming.

Give it a listen in the player below or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro 02:12
2. Weaken My Essential Craving for Life 07:58
3. My Final Cry 08:36
4. Left to Rot 08:52 More...

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Predothia Posts Lyric Video

Algerian outfit Predothia has released two tracks from latest album "The Awakening." Check out a lyric video for "Back Home," along with a stream of "We Shall Prevail," in the clips available below. For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here.

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Marty Friedman Appears On The Artie Lange Show

Guitarist Marty Friedman recently appeared as a guest on the late-night television talk show “The Artie Lange Show” alongside guests Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs) and former football quarterback Warren Moon.

Friedman appeard to promote his upcoming release “Inferno,” which is due out in May. You can view the full interview in the clips provided below. More...

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Eyeconoclast Announces Japanese Shows

Italian death metal maniacs Eyeconoclast recently released a music video for “Rise of The Orgamechanism,” which can be seen below. The song appears on the band's 2013 Prosthetic debut "Drones of the Awakening."

Having previously supported the release on tours throughout Europe, Eyeconoclast will next be seen on its first-ever Japanese tour supporting Septicflesh and Svart Crown. Full dates are as follows:

2/11 Sendai, JP – Flying Son ^
2/12 Nagoya, JP – Imaike Club 3Star ^
2/13 Osaka, JP – Nanba Rockets ^
2/16 Shizuoka, JP – Sunash ^
2/17 Tokyo, JP – Cyclone ^
^ with Septicflesh, Svart Crown, Fenrir, Claret Ash

Says the band, “In less than a week, we’ll fly to the Land of the Rising Sun with Septicflesh and Svart Crown. We are really stoked to be a part of this tour, play some fast riffs, drink sake and headbang hard. It’s gonna be a blast! See you in Japan!” More...

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Septicflesh Comments On Upcoming Album

Riding high from the success of previous album "The Great Mass" (reviewed here) and recent reissues of the band's first four albums, Hellenic metal outfit Septicflesh has completed the recordings for an upcoming full-length, which is currently untitled.

The new album will consist of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece and in Prague, Czech Republic with the collaboration of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. It was mixed and mastered in Los Angeles by producer Logan Mader.

“We are really exhausted from the work on this record, but also very proud of the results,” the band comments. “We worked very hard with producer Logan Mader to bring you the ultimate death metal soundtrack for your darkest dreams. The compositions are progressive with a lot of emotional peaks, while at the same time the songs sound very aggressive and powerful. We also had the chance to work for the first time with a full children choir beside the regular adult choir, and that helped us dive deeper into darker cinematic atmospheres. We have achieved a new level of extreme emotions.”

The album will be released this summer. Stay tuned for further details.

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Death Angel Releases "Left For Dead" Music Video

Bay area thrash legends Death Angel posted a new music video for the track "Left for Dead." The song appears on the latest album "The Dream Calls for Blood," which is available now via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video here:

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Anagnorisis Announces New Tour Dates

Following several waves of live excursions during the second half of 2013 and a January 2014 Midwest tour, in conjunction with the release of acclaimed sophomore LP, "Beyond All Light," Kentucky's ominous black metal quintet Anagnorisis confirms a next bout of 2014 tour actions.

Anagnorisis is locking down a solid live run from the band's Louisville hometown out to the Northeast and down the East Coast during the first half of March, with a full week of dates including shows in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Charlotte confirmed at press time and several dates still being organized. The complete and final routing will be locked and announced in the coming days. Currently announced shows are as follows:

3/6/2014 Haymarket Whiskey Bar - Louisville, KY
3/7/2014 The Metal Grill - Milwaukee, WI
3/8/2014 Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN
3/9/2014 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
3/10/2014 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
3/11/2014 Kungfu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
3/14/2014 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC w/ Young and In The Way

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Reign Of Siruis Posts Album Preview Clip

U.K. symphonic metal band Reign of Sirius posted a preview clip of the upcoming sopbomore album "Mirror Figures," which is set for release April 12th. The full length concept album, which includes the single "Dice of Fate" (see lyric video here) is the follow up of the band's debut album "One Child's Game."

The trailer gives a small glimpse into the themes, concepts and music from the new album. Check it out here:

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Oderus Urungus To Appear On ICP Theater

Gwar's lead throat thing, the one and only Oderus Urungus, will make his return to Fuse tonight as he guest stars on Insane Clown Posse Theater.

The show features Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's twisted take on what's new in music and popular culture. Every week, Insane Clown Posse views a mix of music videos and viral clips and provides uninhibited commentary. Insane Clown Posse Theater airs at 11:30 PM EST/10:30 PM CST.

In a landmark decision to class up their show even more, the Clowns decided to invite the Lord and Master of the Universe Oderus Urungus to take part in the mayhem. A preview for tonight's episode as well as a web exclusive interview with Oderus can be seen here.

"I had a great time in the Big Apple w/ICP, making fun of idiotic videos, molesting their girlfriends in the mop closet, and making entire bologna-logs disappear up my ass," said rock and roll's most asinine front-thing. "And once again Fuse had the balls to put Gwar on TV. But isn't it about time we had our own TV show? Who do I need to have sex with?" quoth Oderus.

Gwar also has the following upcoming tour dates:

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth
3/6: Osaka, Japan @ Club Quattro
3/7: Tokyo, Japan @ Akasaka Blitz

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Simulacrum Signs With Power Prog Records

Finnish progressive/power act Simulacrum signed on with Power Prog Records for the release of the sophomore, yet untitled, album, which is expected later this year. The band was formed in 2000 and self-released the debut album "The Master and the Simulacrum" in 2012.

The new release is an post-apocalyptic prog-metal concept album. The first single and music video "Deep in the Trenches" was released today and can be viewed here:

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East Of The Wall Announces New Shows

The final dates for East of the Wall's upcoming co-headlining tour with Diamond Plate have been locked in, extending the routing to a colossal five-week venture.

Sponsored by MetalSucks and Metal Injection, the Redacted Pulse Tour is due to kick off on February 28th in Brooklyn, New York, before tearing its way across the U.S. through the entire moth of March and into April. East of the Wall is touring in support of their latest release, "Redaction Artifacts," which is out now worldwide.

Additionally, East of the Wall proudly announces a few one-off festival performances. Full details are available below. More...

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Astra To Release Third Album "Broken Balance"

Italian progressive metal act Astra will release the third studio album "Broken Balance" on April 15th via Scarlet Records. The band features Emanuele Casali of DGM (ex-Empyrios) and the new release marks the first for the band in five years ("From Within" 2009).

Check out the new track "Too Late" from the album, which is streaming here:

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Down Among The Dead Men Streams Track Online

In continued partnership with European label Cyclone Empire, Metal Blade Records is set to release Down Among the Dead Men's self-titled debut on February 18th in North America.

Today you can hear a track off the release. Check out "The Epoch" below, courtesy of Lastrit.es.

Down Among the Dead Men's debut features artwork by Turkka G. Rantanen and was recorded at The Rotpit (music), Librium Guitars (vocals), with mixing and mastering duties handled by Ronnie Björnstrom at EAP Productions. Metal Blade also comments:

"Down Among The Dead Men is a new musical project from the minds of Dave Ingram and Rogga Johansson. Dave Ingram is well known for his time spent as the vocalist for two of England's mightiest metal legends: Bolt Thrower and Benediction, in addition to his Danish band Downlord and his current online radio shows: Metal Breakfast Radio and Lambert's Basement. Rogga is equally legendary with multiple projects under his belt including: Paganizer, Ribspreader, Fondlecorpse, Humanity Delete and The Grotesquery, just to name but a few.

"Joining them is Rogga's fellow Paganizer and Ribspreader member, Dennis Blomberg. Session drums on the album were performed by Erik R. Bevenrud and future live shows will have Matte Fiebig on drums. Down Among The Dead Men's musical style has been described as crust-riddled punk with a definite death metal edge." More...

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Omotai Posts New Song Online

Houston, TX extreme music collective Omotai will release sophomore LP "Fresh Hell" on February 18th via The Treaty Oak Collective / The Path Less Traveled.

"Fresh Hell" features seven frenetic explosions of sound blending grindcore, sludge and progressive noise-rock and is the follow up to the band's punishing 2012 full-length "Terrestrial Grief."

Today you can hear a new track off "Fresh Hell." Check out "Throats of Snakes" in the SoundCloud player below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Get Your Dead Straight
2. Back Office
3. Giant Pygmy
4. Leglifter
5. Throats of Snakes
6. Laser Addict
7. We Don't Have to be Strangers More...

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Tuomas Holopainen Posts New Music Video

Nightwish composer Tuomas Holopainen posted a new music video for the track "A Lifetime of Adventure." The song will appear on the new solo album "The Life and Times of Scrooge," which is based on the Disney graphic novel "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck." The album will be released on April 11th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list is:

1. Glasgow 1877
2. Into The West
3. Duel & Cloudscapes
4. Dreamtime
5. Cold Heart Of The Klondike
6. The Last Sled
7. Goodbye, Papa
8. To Be Rich
9. A Lifetime Of Adventure
10. Go Slowly Now, Sands Of Time
11. A Lifetime Of Adventure (alternative version) (Bonus Track)

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Assassins Streaming New Single

Assassins has debuted a brand new single online titled "In God You Trust," which can be heard below.

The band recently announced a new record deal with eOne Music / Good Fight Music and plans to release a new LP titled "War Of Aggression" on March 18th, 2014. Pre-orders via iTunes are available now. The track listing is as follows:

1. New Reality
2. The United
3. Another Chapter
4. Waking Up
5. A Hidden Demon
6. Interlude
7. The Blind Leading the Blind
8. We The People
9. In God You Trust
10. Thy Kingdom Come More...

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Temperance Signs With Scarlet Records

Italy's Temperance, born from the ashes of Bejelit, has signed on with Scarlet Records for the release of the debut self-titled album. The album is set to drop on April 15th and the cover artwork can be seen below.

The band is streaming the new track "To Be With You," which can be heard below. Temperance is:

Chiara - Vocals
Marco Pastorino (Secret Sphere/ex-Bejelit/HateTyler) - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
Sandro Capone (ex-Bejelit) - Rhythm Guitar
Luca (ex-Bejelit) - Bass
Giulio (ex-Bejelit) - Drums & Keys More...

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Black Stone Cherry Announces New Album

Roadrunner Records recording group Black Stone Cherry has announced the release of upcoming new album, "Magic Mountain," which arrives everywhere on May 6th.

Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden), "Magic Mountain" will be heralded by the first single, “Me and Mary Jane,” set to impact multi-format rock radio outlets nationwide in mid-February.

Black Stone Cherry commented on the making of the new release: "Not since before our first album have we felt the freedom and confidence that we felt while writing and recording this album. After touring the world behind three previous albums that we are extremely proud of, we feel this album best captures the live energy, honesty and vibe that encompasses our true musicianship."

Black Stone Cherry will hit the road hard in support of “Magic Mountain,” including a string of dates supporting Seether, which kick off April 22nd at The Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA.

In the meantime, the Kentucky-based band will introduce the album to fans in the United Kingdom via a series of intimate live performances dubbed “The Southern Hospitality Tour.” Set for late February/early March, the dates will see Black Stone Cherry creating each evening’s set list from a list of fan requests, guaranteeing every night’s performance will be completely unique.

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Pyrrhon Reveals Album Details

New York City progressive death metal collective and recent Relapse signees, Pyrrhon (pronounced peer-on), emerge from the urban decay with a nightmarish offering of physically and psychologically mauling extreme metal.

Titled "The Mother Of Virtues," the band's sophomore full-length is a mind-bending fusion of clanging death metal, surreal psychedelia, dark jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling. The album was recorded with Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice). The album is due out April 1st in North America and March 31st worldwide.

Elaborates vocalist Doug Moore: "We focused on capturing an organic, spontaneous sound on this album. Consequently, we tracked most of the album live; most of its quieter moments and solo breaks are partially or entirely improvised. We like to let the chips fall where they may."

Sear your ears with teaser track "Balkanized," currently streaming in the player below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. The Oracle of Nassau
2. White Flag
3. Sleeper Agent
4. Balkanized
5. Eternity in a Breath
6. Implant Fever
7. Invisible Injury
8. The Parasite in Winter
9. The Mother of Virtues More...

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Newsted Removed From Soundwave Shows

Update: Megadeth's management has now denied the band had anything to do with the cancellation. Read the statement at this location.

The Soundwave Festival has checked in with the following statement about Newsted (featuring former Metallica member Jason Newsted) being removed from two shows at the insistence of Megadeth:

"At the request of Megadeth, Newsted will not be playing the below sidewaves and instead will be replaced by Whitechapel.

"Megadeth + Whitechapel + Volbeat, tickets on sale now!"

TUE 25 FEBRUARY - SYDNEY, ROUNDHOUSE – Lic A/A
THU 27 FEBRUARY - MELBOURNE, THE FORUM – 18+ More...

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Massacre Posts New Song

Florida old school death metallers Massacre have unveiled a new track from their upcoming opus "Back from Beyond." The song, "As We Wait to Die," will be on the upcoming Century Media release.

Massacre just got back from its triumphant appearance at 70,000 Tons Of Metal and has posted some May European tour dates, which follow below.

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR MAY

5-2-14- Tilburg, (Holland) Neurotic Deathfest
5-3-14 Powys, (Wales) Rad Fest
5-4-14 Leeds, (England) Kin Hell Fest
5-5-14 London, (England) Barfly
5-6-14 Oberhausen, (Germany) Resonanzwerk
5-7-14 Aalen, (Germany) Rock It
5-8-14 Hamburg, (Germany) Bambi Galore
5-9-14 Dresden, (Germany) Scheune
5-10-14 Siegen, (Germany) Vortex
5-11-14 Brussels, (Belgium) Magasin 4 More...

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Polar Posts Full Album Online

Polar will release new album "Shadowed By Vultures" this coming February 10th, 2014 through In At The Deep End.

Today the band is also streaming the full album online - check out the entire release below, courtesy of Metalhammer.co.uk. For more info on Polar, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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Fuck The Facts Streaming Warsore Cover

Fuck The Facts has posted a Warsore cover online, which can be heard below, and the band also comments:

"Just before we take off to Mexico we wanted to leave you with a little something new. Here’s our cover of 'Thief' by classic Aussie grinders Warsore! This track will be released on a tribute to Warsore through Extreme Terror/Grindfather Productions."

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Savage Messiah To Play Hard Rock Hell Road Trip

London's Savage Messiah has been confirmed for this year's Hard Rock Hell Road Trip in Ibiza, following the release of upcoming new album, "The Fateful Dark."

The festival's final year visiting the party island of Ibiza is due to take place from May 14th to May 21st and also features the likes of The Quireboys, Vargas Blues Band, Evil Scarecrow, and more. Savage Messiah lead guitarist Joff Bailey comments:

"We're pleased to announce that we'll be slammin' down our heavy metal stamp on the shores of Ibiza as part of the Hard Rock Hell Road Trip! As it's the last one to be held there before it changes location, we promise to smash your heads even harder! Sun, sand, sea… and Savage Messiah! Gonna be mental! See all you sun-soaked Savages there!!"

For tickets and more information about Hard Rock Hell, go to this location. See Savage Messiah on tour at the following shows:

Mar. 02 - London, UK - Barfly
Mar. 05 - York, UK - Fibbers
Mar. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Audio
Mar. 07 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
Mar. 08 - Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
Mar. 13 - Pwllheli, UK - Hammerfest
Apr. 19 - Norwich, UK - Thrashersaurus Festival
May 14-21 - San Antonio, Ibiza - Hard Rock Hell Road Trip More...

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I Killed The Prom Queen Streaming New Album

Australian purveyors of metalcore, I Killed The Prom Queen, today stream the full new album "Beloved" two weeks before its February 18th U.S. release date (February 17th in Europe).

Check it out in the YouTube playlist below, courtesy of Altpress.com. You can also pre-order "Beloved" at this location.

Catch I Killed The Prom Queen on the Take Action Tour this March through April, with The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, and Dangerkids. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Torche Signs To Relapse Records

Torche, the Florida-meets-Georgia quartet whose album "Harmonicraft" was proclaimed “one of the strongest guitar-rock records 2012 will yield” by Alternative Press, has now signed with Relapse Records.

“We’re looking forward to working with a label that has stood the test of time while continuing to expand their diverse roster,” explained Jonathan Nuñez, adding, “Releasing this record on Relapse lined up pretty well since it contains some of the heaviest songs we’ve written to date.”

The band is currently recording at Pinecrust Studio in Miami with Nunez serving as producer and Converge’s Kurt Ballou mixing the album. The as-of-yet untitled album is expected to come this summer.

Torche has also announced a celebratory, post-recording show on February 26th at St. Vitus Bar in New York. More...

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Therion Posts Live Video

With the release of brand new DVD "Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond" set for the end of this month, Swedish symphonic metal masters Therion have just put up a live video of the song "Wisdom And The Cage" on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. Check it out below.

THe "Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond" DVD will be out on February 28th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast and can be pre-ordered right here.

This package will include two shows that were recorded live in Atlanta in 2011 and in Budapest 2007 with additional bonus material. The full track listing is available after the jump.

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Atomic Aggressor Signs To Hells Headbangers

Today, Hells Headbangers announces the signing of Chile's Atomic Aggressor. The old school death metal act will release debut album, "Sights of Suffering," through the label worldwide, with Rawforce Records handling the record in Chile. The band is currently recording the album at Pulsar Studios in Santiago.

“We are honored to be supported by Hells Headbangers and Rawforce Records in our largest project to date," the band comments. "It hasn't been easy, but we have tried to follow the story at the point we left in the early '90s, keeping the style we used to play in 1991. Deathbangers can expect nine new tracks of genuine South American old-school death metal, including many rhythm changes, heaviness, and some thrash metal influences.”

Hells Headbangers also issued the following history on the band: More...

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Lords Of The Trident Returning To WOM VII Fest

The Warriors of Metal Fest will be welcoming back the Madison, WI power metallers who rocked the Warriors Of Metal Fest III & IV Open Air shows in 2010 and 2011, the Lords Of The Trident. Fest organizer Datis Alaee comments:

"Not only did this band inject a lot of fun into our annual summer festival but the band's most outgoing and 'vocal' personality, but Ty Christian has been a source of incredible support for us, showing up each subsequent year in 2012 right in the middle of the storm we were being hit with and 2013 with more and more metalheads from Wisconsin to enjoy themselves during our metal weekend in Ohio. Those friends have since become new festival fans who are becoming repeat attendees! That kind of support is very rare and very much appreciated!!!"

Band founder and vocalist, Lord Fang Von Wrathenstein states: "The Lords Of The Trident are excited to be able to return to the Warriors of Metal fest, and do battle with all of the other true METAL bands and fans out there. It has been two years since our last appearance at the fest, and this has given the fest organizer the proper time to rebuild the stage, put out all of the fires, bury their dead, and fill in the giant crater caused by our 2011 performance.

We are once again ready to melt faces, abduct Ohio's women, and slay all the unworthy who stand in our path. We sincerely hope that the venue has installed the necessary shock absorbing concrete slabs to withstand the earth shattering, inferno-producing metal we plan to unleash. WARRIORS! Ready your axes and prepare your strongest armor - YOU SHALL NEED IT!"

Check out the video for "Complete Control," off of LOTT's "Plan of Attack" below.


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Gaytheist Announces New Shows

In just under a month, Gaytheist will embark on a quick 4 date west coast tour with fellow Portland heavy rock enthusiasts Drunk Dad (Eolian Empire).

The brief jaunt features four shows with Wild Throne (formerly Dog Shredder) joining the fun in Seattle and most notably Kowloon Walled City making a rare appearance on the San Francisco stop.

Dates are as follows:

2/20 - Seattle, WA at Chop Suey w/ Wild Throne, The Great Goddamn
2/21 - Portland, OR at Information Warehouse w/ Nasalrod, Raw Nerves
2/22 - Arcata at Alibi
2/23 - San Fran at Helmlock w/ Kowloon Walled City, Hornss

In other Gaytheist news, the band has been confirmed to appear at the 2014 edition of Boise's Treefort Festival on March 21st. More details can be found at this location. More...

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Monsterworks Streaming "Universe"

13.7 billion years in the making, Eat Lead and Die Music is pleased to announce the impending release of Monsterworks' "Universe" on March 11th. The album will be available as a download and special-edition, numbered digipak 5.1 surround mix on DVD signed by the band, with lyric booklet.

GunShyAssassin.com has posted the exclusive premiere of the title track from Universe. Listen now at this location. The cover art and tracklisting of the seven-song "Universe" is posted below. Vocalist/Guitarist Jon had this to say about the themes surrounding the album:

"This is our follow up to 'Monsterworks :: Earth' from last year. We wanted to top ourselves conceptually, so how to surpass an album about the life cycle of Earth from birth to death? It could only be an album about the life cycle of the Universe from birth to death.

At least it started out that way with lyrics exploring big bang to heat death, but it gets a little philosophical along the way considering the path mankind might take in its evolution. It is a bloody long time until the last black hole evaporates.

'Universe' is an ode to the great void and everything in it. We aim to produce metal which blurs the boundaries between preposterousness and the familiar while hopefully initiating a little independent thought along the way."

Read the complete set of lyrics from Universe at this location.

Universe
Grandiose
Voyager
The Bridge
Extropy
Heat Death
Outside Time More...

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Torch Runner Signs With Southern Lord

Southern Lord confirms the newest addition to the label's ever-morphing roster, as North Carolina-based trio Torch Runner signs on for the release of an impending second LP, which is presently under construction. The label comments:

"Boasting a volatile, pissed-off brew of metallic, downbeat punk/hardcore, Torch Runner dispatched their initial nine-track Locust Swarm EP at the beginning of 2010 which tore into the underground scene, hooking fans of bands like Early Graves, Nails, Enabler, home state outfit, Dead In The Dirt and similar acts. A split EP with Young And In The Way dropped in mid-2011, followed one year later by their debut album, Committed To The Ground, the brutalizing, morose crust attributes of the band showing through more with each new release.

"Torch Runner is currently finalizing their newest works at Legitimate Business in Greensboro, North Carolina with Kris Hilbert at the control board. Upon completion, it will be fitted with original arty by Fernando Pena at No Prophet Dead Press, which is in its final stages as well, and prepared for public disbursement via Southern Lord."

Stated the members of Torch Runner from the studio: "We all feel like we are really hitting our stride with the songs on this record. We've been a band for seven years now, and everything we're writing is stronger than ever. This is the fastest record that we've written without a doubt. More...

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Omnizide Streaming Full Album

Carnal Records and Decibel Magazine are now streaming "Death Metal Holocaust" from Swedish blackened death metal unit Omnizide in its entirety. Give it a listen at this location.

Featuring lead vocals from Craft throat Mikael Nox and music written by AE from Avsky, the album follows the highly celebrated EP "Pleasure from Death," (the tracks from which are included as bonus material). "Death Metal Holocaust" was mastered by Joakim from Craft.

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Coffin Dust Streaming New Songs

The madmen over at Nefarious Realm are hosting the stream for two more tracks off the upcoming Coffin Dust album, "This Cemetery, My Kingdom." Check out "Saw-Wolf" and "Pig Roast" in the players provided below.

Nefarious Realm adds: "The horror-inspired death/thrash combination is brutally enjoyable, and Coffin Dust definitely dish out some gore-infested groove that get the hooks in good! If you don’t believe us, take a listen to 'Pig Roast' and 'Saw-Wolf' and see for yourself."

"This Cemetery, My Kingdom" is due out on February 18th and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Obelisk
2. Ancient Rites of Buried Evil
3. Crack Open a Cold One
4. Coffin Dust
5. Homicidal Tendencies
6. Saw-Wolf
7. Sir Doohme, The Coffin Master
8. Mary Jane Rotten Crotch
9. Bone Head
10. Pig Roast
11. The Portal In the Crystal Casket
12. This Cemetery, My Kingdom More...

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Resurrection Signs With Old School Metal Records

Long-running Floridian death metal outfit Resurrection has signed with Old School Metal Records. The deal will see the release of the band's first full-length since 2008's "Mistaken for Dead."

Due out in March, the new album "Soul Descent - March of Death" will be released in conjunction with the March of Death European Tour. The tour kicks off on March 14th in Germany and will take Resurrection through Germany, Belgium, Holland, the Czech Republic and Poland. Tour dates are posted below.

RESURRECTION - March of Death European Tour 2014 dates:

3/14 - Hamburg, Germany @ Bambi Galore
3/15 - Weissenfels, Germany @ Schlosskeller
3/16 - Chemnitz, Germany @ La Casa
3/17 - Katowice, Poland @ Korba
3/18 - Poznan, Poland @ U Bazyla
3/19 - Most, Czech Republic @ TBA
3/20 - Berlin, Germany @ TBA
3/21 - Deinze, Belgium @ TBA
3/22 - Amsterdam, Holland @ TBA
3/23 - Aalen, Germany @ TBA
3/24 - Munich, Germany @ TBA

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Bloodsoaked Launches Kickstarter Campaign

U.S death metal unit Bloodsoaked has launched a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its fourth full-length album "Religious Apocalypse," to be released later this year on Comatose Music. You can donate to the cause at this location. Bloodsoaked main man Peter Hasselbrack explains the decision to launch the campaign:

"We took less money from our record label this time around so we could secure the digital rights to Bloodsoaked's music and give back to the fans. With our new deal with Comatose Music we now have the rights to give away all Bloodsoaked's music absolutely FREE via the Bloodsoaked web site.

"What does this mean to you...? Well, six months after the new Bloodsoaked album is released we will be releasing every Bloodsoaked album FREE to everyone and anyone. We are doing this to give back to all the fans that have supported and continue to support Bloodsoaked." More...

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Conan Posts Video Teaser

Conan will be releasing a new video clip for "Foehammer" this coming February 13th, but today you can see an advanced teaser. Check it out below, and the band also comments:

"Coming soon to a full volume home audio system near you...... Full video is being premiered next week, but for now enjoy this little snippet of the video for Foehammer. Visuals provided by Tomfoolery Pictures, with a little help from Tony Roberts of course."

The band's new album "Blood Eagle" is due out March 11th in North American and March 3rd in Europe.

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Threshold Checks In With Album Update

Threshold is currently recording a tenth album at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, England. All the drum and bass parts have been recorded and work is now underway on guitars and keyboards.

The as-yet-untitled album is due for release on Nuclear Blast Records later this year. The tentative track list is as follows:

1. Watchtower on the Moon (5:24)
2. Unforgiven (5:18)
3. The Box (11:56)
4. Turned to Dust (4:17)
5. Lost in your Memory (4:48)
6. Autumn Red (5:48)
7. The Mystery Show (5:29)
8. I Wish I Could (5:27)
9. Siren Sky (6:08)

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ArmyOfOneTV Talks To Pirosaint

ArmyOfOneTV talked to the members of New York band Pirosaint. Watch the full video interview below. On this video, they discussed the beginnings, reformation, style changes and the new members' influences.

The band is currently promoting its latest re-edition album "Infected Brutality," which contains its original demos. The album is set to be released via Digmetalworld records/MVD Entertainment Group in North America on Feb 11th.

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