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Metal News for February 6, 2012

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Insain Signs Multi-Album Deal With Kaotoxin

French dealers in brutal death metal Insain have officially inked a multi-album deal with Kaotoxin Records, beginning with the official issuing of the band's previously self-released "Spiritual Rebirth" album. Metalunderground.com will soon be exclusively streaming the opening track from the album prior to its release.

Preorders for the album will start on March 12th, for a March 26th release date, both in limited edition hand-numbered DigiPak and as a regular CD. Kaotoxin commented on the band:

"Insain started in Paris, back in 2007, year during which they released their debut demo, 'Corpse before Death.' The band is all about early 90's death metal worship, mixing U.S. and Polish influences, like a crossover between Deicide and Vader, Immolation and Decapitated... the fast, brutal and deadly way!

"The debut album, 'Spiritual Rebirth,' was mixed and mastered at the Hertz studio in Poland by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski (Vader, Decapitated, Hate...) in 2010 and then (self-)released the very same year with artwork and layout by Michal 'Xaay' Loranc (Behemoth, Nile...).

"Featuring eleven tracks for a total running time of 37+ minutes, 'Spiritual Rebirth' is a merciless brutal and twisted beast hammering the eardrum until it bleeds, showing the band's impressive songwriting talent, mixing up-to-date blasting utter brutality with catchy melodies everyone will get stuck to like a fly in some gargantuous spider's web and lightning fast thrashy riffs that'd leave the listener no rest until his neck's properly broken. More...

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Skindred Posts New Music Video Online

British ragga metal outfit Skindred has posted their new music video online for the song, "Doom Riff." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest studio album, "Union Black," which was released last year through Bieler Bros. Records. The band will be embarking on a U.K. tour this April to promote the record, along with Northern Irish veterans, Therapy? The tour dates are as follows:

April 10 - O2 Academy - Leeds, England
April 11 - O2 ABC - Glasgow, Scotland
April 12 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, England
April 13 - O2 Academy - Brixton, England
April 14 - O2 Academy - Bristol, England More...

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Unearthing The Black Metal Underground

February is black metal history month, which means there’s plenty of raw, frozen, and spiteful heaviness headed your way in the coming weeks here at Metalunderground.com. In honor of the infamous style we already took a look at Darkthrone in our Sunday Old School column, and now that it’s time for a new edition of “Unearthing the Metal Underground” we’ll dive even further into black metal with three bands rising up through the ranks out of obscurity.

This isn’t our first foray into the black metal scene, as you can still check out our previous editions covering solo black metal acts, Red and Anarchist black metal, and even Christian “unblack” metal.

Whether you prefer your black metal of the symphonic or utterly eardrum-destroying and abrasive variety, each of these bands deserve to be heard by a wider audience and should hit your regular musical rotation.

Massakren

Taking a page from the likes of Gothmog and Dimmu Borgir, this young Chicago based band has plenty of extreme vocals and heavy riffing, but supports the music with both corpse paint theatrics and a symphonic flair. The lads from Massakren may be from the U.S. but you’d never tell that from the music alone, which exudes a strongly European feel. Massakren released a self-titled last year (reviewed here), and hopefully we’ll be getting even more melodic mayhem from the band in the near future. To hear what the group has to offer, check out Massakren’s Facebook profile or watch the music videos available below.

“Threshold”
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Anguish Streaming Entire New Album

Swedish monolithic doom band Anguish is streaming it's entire eight-song debut album "Through the Archdemons Head" over at this location. Formed in 2007, Anguish delivered it's first demo titled "Dawn of Doom" in 2010. "Through the Archdemons Head" will be unleashed on February 15th via Dark Descent Records. Check out a video upload of the track "When the Ancients Dare to Walk" below.


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Las Vegas Grindcore Band Interrupts Newt Gingrich

A rally for Republican Party nominee Newt Gingrich in Las Vegas on Thursday morning was interrupted by local Nevada grindcore band Traumatic Anal Devastation. Apparently the band members showed up outside the rally, plugged their instruments in, and generated what Gingrich staffer Terry ‘The Stick’ Foley called “the sound of a tank driving through a minefield.”

Police showed up and pulled the plug on the band after about five minutes (twenty songs). Singer for the group Chip “Gravelthroat” Corbin said the impromptu performance was a political statement based on the band’s agenda for equal rights, animal rights, and support of anti-war movements across the world. When asked how his band’s name reflected its political beliefs, Corbin stated “Traumatic Anal Devastation is obviously metaphorical for the way the government and capitalism has continually raped the public at-large.”

When asked how people were supposed to understand the political nature of the lyrics given the undecipherable delivery of them, Corbin responded “Huh? What do you mean?” No reports of hearing loss or more than usual psychological damage from the Gingrich supporters who were present.

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Goatwhore Streaming New Track

"Blood for the Master," the brand new studio album from New Orleans Louisiana's sons of American no-frills black metal meets death & roll, Goattwhore, is set for release in North America on February 14th 2012 via Metal Blade Records. Recorded in St. Petersburg, FL at Mana Studios, Goatwhore once again joined forces with producer Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Agnostic Front, The Mountain Goats) to lay down the ten blistering tracks for the band's 5th full-length release, which Decibel Magazine claims "reeks of blasphemy, brimstone, Jägermeister and fire."

Goatwhore will be unveiling the third single from "Blood for the Master" over on Pitchfork.com starting today. Fans can hear the new song, "Parasitic Scriptures of the Sacred Word," streaming now here.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Collapse in Eternal Worth
2. When Steel and Bone Meet
3. Parasitic Scriptures of the Sacred Word
4. In Deathless Tradition
5. Judgement of the Bleeding Crown
6. Embodiment of this Bitter Chaos
7. Beyond the Spell of Discontent
8. Death to the Architects of Heaven
9. An End to Nothing
10. My Name is Frightful Among the Believers More...

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Stone Soul Foundation Appearing On T.V. Show

Auburn, NY metal rockers Stone Soul Foundation will be appearing on the Animal Planet show "Hillbilly Handfishin" on February 26th. The plot and details of the program have not been revealed at this time. Stone Soul Foundation recently released it's album "Electric Valley," many of whose tracks can be streamed over on MySpace. The band also likes to interact with its fans on a weekly basis on it's web show, which is every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. over at this location. Stone Soul Foundation has announced a couple of tour dates in the central New York area, and other areas, besides heading over to this year's SXSW on March 2nd. Check out the preview video of the album after the jump.


February 11th ---------- Mac's Bad Art Bar - Mattydale, NY
February 18th --------- Bulls Run - Seneca Falls, NY - (acoustic show)
February 24th --------------- Suzy's - Auburn, NY
March 3rd –----------------Penny Road Pub, Barrington, IL
March 4th –---------------Bombay Bicycle Club, Des Moines area, IA
March 7th –---------------El Corazone, Seattle, WA
March 9th –---------------Club 23, Brisbane (South San Francisco), CA
March 10th –--------------- The Whiskey A Go Go, Los Angeles, CA
March 11th –---------------- Winston’s, San Diego CA
March 14th –----------------- The Bone, Dallas, TX
March 15th –------------------ SXSW Austin, TX
March 16th –------------------ Dukes Road House (Live Show and Hillbilly Handfishin Meet &
Greet, Dallas TX)


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Ocean Architecture Posts "Animus" Teaser

Tennessee metal act Ocean Architecture has launched an IndieGogo campaign to help fund the band's upcoming "Animus" album. Check out full details on the fundraising campaign and further information on the band here. Ocean Architecture has also posted a teaser trailer for the upcoming album, which can be viewed below.

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Running Wild Announces "Shadowmaker" Complete

German power metal band Running Wild announced that the comeback album "Shadowmaker" is complete and sent off to SPV Records for pressing. Mainman Rolk Kasparek posted a message to the fans on YouTube announcing the completion of the album as well as the scheduling of a listening party for the press on February 13, 2012. "Shadowmaker" is expected for release on April 20, 2012 (EU) through SPV Records.

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Dog Shredder To Release New EP

Washington based act Dog Shredder will be releasing a new EP entitled "Brass Tactics," and the band's publicist issued the following press release:

"Planet Earth, behold the mighty prog-strewn high-powered trio Dog Shredder. The Bellingham, Washington-based outfit’s rambunctious metallic output is about to bore its way into your head like a pissed-off electrified sixty-pound millipede on a brain-drilling mission.

"Several years of regional touring and countless performances alongside everyone from Melt Banana to Marnie Stern, Helmet to Black Cobra, and everywhere in between has amassed DOG SHREDDER a wealth of bewildered reactions from show-goers and media alike throughout the Pacific Northwest. Even Seattle’s major weekly arts paper The Stranger referred to the band’s unhinged live energy as 'downright unfuckwithable' in a show review.

"Following their self-released two-song Boss Rhino EP in 2010, DOG SHREDDER are preparing to lay waste to faces worldwide with their next invasion of aural decimation this Spring. The forthcoming Brass Tactics bears three brand new slabs of calculated chaos that captures DOG SHREDDER’s live attack. Recorded and mixed by Adam B. Pike at Portland’s Toadhouse Studio and Paul Turpin at Bellingham’s Champion Street Sound Studios, and mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering in Seattle, Brass Tactics will be released as a 12? EP via Seattle’s Good To Die Records this April. More...

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Jenx Posts "Enuma Elish" Trailer

Jenx has posted a second teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Enuma Elish," which can be viewed below. The album is set for release on April 13th, 2012 and was recorded and mixed by Stephane Schott at Lyynk Studios. You can also find the last teaser clip at this location.

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The Night Flight Orchestra Signs With Coroner

The Night Flight Orchestra, the new classic rock project with Björn "Speed" Strid from Soilwork and Sharlee D'Angelo from Arch Enemy, has signed with Coroner Records for the worldwide release of a debut album. The band is currently recording the album, which will be released in June of 2012. Coroner Records commented:

"The Night Flight Orchestra started like so many others as an innocent yet serious drunken idea when Björn Strid (Soilwork) and David Andersson (Mean Streak, Soilwork session player) were on the road together somewhere in North America in 2007. Björn and David were bonding over what they considered 'classic' or not, from rock'n'roll conspiracies to being arrested in a lobby with nothing but leather pants on.

"All those scenarios, fictional or real, needed a soundtrack. They also came to think that whether you're on a metal tour or not, a lot of classic rock songs say it all and can really lend you a helping hand and make you forget about everything, especially when in motion or traveling. The classic escape. The never-ending road trip. The transatlantic night flight. It may sound simple and naive but what it all comes down to is that we all need that soundtrack to feel extra special, whether you have been arrested in a lobby or not. More...

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Necrowretch Signs With Century Media

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

"Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of Necrowretch from France. Combining influences from the early works of bands such as Merciless, Morgoth, Grotesque and tons of other unforgettable acts with their own vision, Necrowretch is currently one of the most promising young death metal bands."

Necrowretch's guitarist / vocalist Vlad comments: "We are of course very happy and proud to join the Century Media Records family in which we already feel really comfortable! We are convinced that this collaboration is for us a unique chance to work in the best conditions with experienced and passionate people. We are now eagerly waiting to start working on our first unholy album. Finally, I would like to thank Jens Prüter, Philipp Schulte and Jerry Maréchal for their confidence and dedication!"

Jens Prüter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe also stated: "It already surprised the metal scene that we signed the, back then, rather unknown band Sonne Adam from Israel. And I can just repeat myself: it's about the unique quality and we have a history signing Death Metal newcomers. Bands like Grave, Morgoth and Asphyx had just a couple of demos out before we signed them over 20 years ago. Let's continue with the next generation and welcome Necrowretch! The Putrefactive Infestation 12" dominated my turntable for some months and I'm sure the upcoming album will be as sick and heavy! Bands like Massacra, Agressor or Mercyless can be proud that Necrowretch is carrying on the torch of French Death Metal." More...

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Cannibal Corpse Streaming New Song

Today, Revolvermag.com is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Scourge of Iron,” the third track off Cannibal Corpse’s forthcoming slab of brutality, "Torture," slated for North American release through Metal Blade Records on March 13, 2012.

Comments bassist Alex Webster of the new tune: “‘Scourge of Iron’ helps to show the song writing diversity on Torture. [First album single] ‘Demented Aggression’ is blazing fast and frantic, while ‘Scourge…’ is a down tempo, pounding song. They're both death metal, but at opposite ends of the speed spectrum. Expect to hear this kind of variety throughout Torture. We’ve utilized many different tempos, rhythms, and feels in these songs with the goal of making an album that is varied and dynamic but also very brutal. On March 13th you'll get to decide whether or not we succeeded.”

Listen to the new track “Scourge Of Iron” at this location.

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Winter's Verge Posts New Album Teaser

Cyprus power metal act Winter's Verge has posted another sneak peek online from the upcoming new album "Beyond Vengeance." Check out the clip below. The new "Beyond Vengeance" album will be released this coming April 27th, 2012 through Massacre Records.

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Nightfire Performs New Song Live

Footage has been posted online of Delaware based death metal act Nightfire performing a new song live while opening for Obscura on December 7th, 2011. Check out the video clip below of the new song "Chains of Fate."

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Wizard's Beard Streaming New Song

U.K. doom act Wizard's Beard will be releasing a second album, titled "Four Tired Undertakers," on February 10th via Twilight Records.

Today the folks from Sleeping Shaman are giving fans a chance to hear a cut off the new album by streaming a track from "Four Tired Undertakers" online. Head over to this location to check out the new "Seeth Inside" song. Footage of the band performing live is also available below. More...

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Stigmhate Posts New Album Trailer

Black metal act Stigmhate is set to release the upcoming new album "The Sun Collapse" through Bakerteam Records on March 26th, 2012. A teaser trailer for the release can be found below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Throne of the Eternal Flame
2. Charon
3. Gathered Isolation
4. Sinless Progeny
5. Architects of Fate
6. Plenary Repulsion
7. In the Last Wake
8. Sun Collapse
9. Luce More...

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Endworld Posts "Ground War" Video

Brisbane's Endworld has posted a new video clip online for the song "Ground War," which can be viewed below. The "Ground War" track is taken off the band's upcoming new album "Juggernaut."

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Epica Video Interview Available

SoundShock has posted a new video interview online with Simone Simons and Isaac Delahaye from Epica, which can be found below. On March 9th 2012 (March 13th in the US) Epica will release a fifth studio album, titled "Requiem for the Indifferent," through Nuclear Blast. A video teaser for the album is available here.

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Seamless Streaming New Song

Arkansas act Seamless has posted another song online from the band's recently released "Clarity" album. Check out the track "Sense of Direction" in the player below.

You can also watch a previously posted promo video clip for the "Clarity" album at this location.

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Ørkenkjøtt To Release Debut Full-Length

Mnemosyne Productions (composed of solo artists Ihsahn and Starofash) has issued the following update about the release of a new album from Ørkenkjøtt:

"We are happy to announce that the first full-length from our friends in Ørkenkjøtt is now available for presale. The album titled 'Ønskediktet' was recorded and produced by us in Mnemosyne (Starofash+Ihsahn).

"This band has it´s own wonderful character, some lovely people in it and last but not least, some great songs! The Ønskediktet release concert will be on March 22th."

Samples from the album are also available for streaming at this location.

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Kehvlin To Release New Album

Swiss act Kehvlin is back with a brand new album called "The Orchard of Forking Paths." Division Records commented on the band:

"After an acclaimed first album and the terrific subsequent EP 'Holy Cancer,' we find the band diving ways further in its own personal musical approach and thus developing unexpected schemes which give birth to an original vision of how heavy music should sound.

"With this expected new release, KEHLVIN promise to be one of the most exciting returns of 2012. You definitely don’t want to miss that! Besides, a 12” re-edition of 'Holy Cancer' is on its way…

"For the latest news of the band, click here."

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Marduk Announces New Album Title

Marduk is currently in the studio finalizing the recording for the band's upcoming 12th studio album and follow-up album to 2009's "Wormwood" (reviewed here).

The title for the new album has been set as "Serpent Sermon," and it will see release later this coming Spring. The track listing and further information will be unveiled shortly.

A listening session for "Serpent Sermon" will also be held for special invited journalists and media in Stockholm, Sweden on February 11th, 2012.

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Chimp Spanner Streaming Songs From New EP

Chimp Spanner has now released the new "All Roads Lead Here" EP through Basick Records. The label is now stream several tracks from the release online, which you can hear via BandCamp or through the player below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Dark Age Of Technology
2. Engrams
3. Mobius Pt I
4. Mobius Pt II
5. Mobius Pt III
6. Cloud City More...

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Destruction Of A Rose Reveals EP Artwork

Las Vegas act Destruction Of A Rose, which recruited a new vocalist late last year, is set to release the new EP "It's Alive" next week, and the band has now posted the cover artwork online. Check out the artwork below, or listen to Destruction Of A Rose tracks available for streaming through Facebook.

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Choke On Your Ego Splits With Vocalist

NY's Choke On Your Ego has issued the following announcement about more changes to the band's lineup:

"Choke is going through more changes. As we grow, We change to meet our needs. This comes in the wake of the arrest of vocalist, James Ronk.

"On Jan. 30, 2012 NY State Police charged James B. Ronk, 43, of Catskill with second degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor, resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor. Ronk was remanded to the Greene County Jail without bail.

"We hope all works out for James however, our management and ourselves feel that we need to look towards others for the Vocal support that our band needs. We have several options that we are looking into at this time. We wish James all the best and hope things work out for him, as James was responsible for the 'Choke On Your Ego' name we will be changing this shortly. We will keep all of you posted!

"Our fans mean the world to us so please forgive us for these confusing times and we hope you continue to support us through these changes... BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS ARE ON THE HORIZON! Thank you ALL."

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Deride Signs On With Massacre Records

Deride has been lurking around for well over a decade by now, making a first appearance in the summer of 1995. The band released a self-titled EP as well as a 3 track demo tape before releasing the first album "Scars Of Time" in 2001 and the successor "First Round Knockout" in 2003.

After a break the band has signed with Massacre Records and is now back with a new lineup: founding members Ole Walaunet (guitars) and Kjetil Greve (drums) were joined by vocalist Per Helge Lande and bassist Tony Vetas.

Deride's new album "The Void" is scheduled to be released on April 27th, 2012 via Massacre Records! Deride is:

Per Helge Lande - Vocals
Ole Walaunet - Guitars
Tony Vetaas - Bass & Vocals
Kjetil Greve - Drums

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Bejelit To Release New LP "Emerge"

Italian power metal band Bejelit will release the band's fourth LP "Emerge" on March 26, 2012 through Bakerteam Records/Scarlet Records. The album was recorded at Old Ones Media Studios in Paruzzaro. The band features Giulio Capone on drums/keyboards, the ex-drummer of Italian band Drakkar. The album art and track listing can be seen below.

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Thorngoth Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

German black metal act Thorngoth has issued the following announcement about gearing up to enter the studio and record a new album:

"This Friday we will start to record our fourth full length album 'SCHWARZ-KARG-KALT.' We're free from time pressure, so the recording will be approximately finished in March/April.

"Expect some samples of the new songs here on Facebook in May!"

Further details on Thorngoth's upcoming new album "Schwarz-Karg-Kalt" will be announced as they are made available.

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Harley Flanagan Signs With Southern Lord

Legendary hardcore icon Harley Flanagan, bassist/vocalist of Cro-Mags and Harley's War fame, has officially signed with Southern Lord for several upcoming releases.

Southern Lord owner Greg Anderson released the following statement regarding this new alliance with Harley’s newest endeavors:

“Harley Flanagan is one of the most revered, controversial and infamous musicians of the last 25 years of underground music. His resume and reputation speak equal amounts of vitriolic decibels as does his bass stack blaring in your face. I have personally been a huge fan of Harley and his work with the Cro-Mags from the first time I heard their debut album Age of Quarrel in 1986. Much like the feeling you got when you first heard Bad Brains, Discharge or Minor Threat, Cro-Mags were musically and aesthetically on another level that was matchless.

"Through the power of the net and sheer luck I started talking to Harley Flanagan over emails and telephone past year. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the intensity and honesty of his playing also carried through in his personality. Harley is humble, raw, intelligent, driven and focused. To say it is an honor for Southern Lord to be working with Harley Flanagan is a enormous understatement! We’re in shock and CAN NOT WAIT to get this shit going! The first release we will be doing together will be the forthcoming Harley’s War album. The demos of the material he has shared with us for this are fucking phenomenal! The new Harley’s War material has the same feeling as the initial musical impact the Cro-Mags first had in the mid-’80s. Killer songwriting, raw lyrics and Harley Flanagan’s trademark bass playing. As mentioned above this is “other level” shit! Expect nothing less than a brutal musical beatdown from the master!”

Stay tuned for developments on all things pertaining to Harley Flanagan and Harley's War over the coming months.

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Orange Goblin Posts New Music Video Online

British heavy metal veterans Orange Goblin has posted their new music video online for the song, "Red Tide Rising." You can check it out below, as well as the making of the video. The song comes from the group's forthcoming new studio album, "A Eulogy For The Damned," which will be released on February 13tn in Europe and February 14th in North America. More...

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Anachronaeon Comments On New Album Release

Patrik of Swedish act Anachronaeon has checked in with the following statement about the release of "The Ethereal Throne" and the album being posted online:

"Now our album is spreading in the download world, and just like last time before we even have the albums ourselves. But we cannot fight this, and see no reason to either. We consider it free promotion, and truly hope that if someone download it and love it, that they will support us somehow so we can keep this up.

"The entire album is now on youtube uploaded by a few users such as this one here.

"I have chosen to befriend them rather than report them, it's every person with their own conscience here."

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Ouctast Offering EP For Free Download

Outcast is set to release "Awaken the Reason" on February 20th, 2012 in Europe, and later this coming Spring worldwide. In celebration of the upcoming album, Outcast has now made the "Circles of Motion" EP available as a free download at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Abysmal (from upcoming LP 'Awaken the Reason')
2. Remembrance (Exclusive EP track - Live GOJIRA cover)
3. Elements (from upcoming LP 'Awaken the Reason')
4. David Winkle's Terrible Adventure (Exclusive EP track)
5. Allegiance (from 'Self-Injected Reality' - feat. Jochem Jacobs of TEXTURES) More...

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Primitive Weapons Posts Album Preview Clip

New York psychedelic doom band Primitive Weapons posted an album preview clip from the band's forthcoming LP "The Shadow Gallery." The LP is scheduled for release on March 13, 2012 (North America), March 19, 2012 (UK) and March 23, 2012 (EU) through Prosthetic Records. The band is also streaming the song "Quitters Anthem," which you can hear by heading over to this location.

Check out the clip here:

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Fragments Of Unbecoming Recording New Album

Fragments of Unbecoming has checked in with the following update about recording a new album:

"FoU entering the studio. Yes, you read right: we entered the studio to record our upcoming LP called 'The Art Of Coming Apart.'

"Ingo nailed the drum tracks in November/December 2011, Stefan and Sascha almost finished the whole guitar work.

"Sascha Ehrich states: 'Now recording the guitar tracks turns out great, we are very happy giving life to each of the songs, adding melody licks and gimmicks. Actually, even we are curious how the new songs will finally sound like. In any case, it's typical Fragments Of Unbecoming stuff. Stay tuned for more info how the recording process continues...'

"Soon Christopher will add his bass tracks, so keep an eye on us for further details!"

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Halloween (U.S.) Details New LP

U.S. traditional metal band Halloween will release the band's new LP "Terrortory" and the first album in six years. The album marks the follow up to the 2006 release "Horror Fire." "Terrortory" will drop on February 24, 2012 through Pure Steel Records.

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L'Alba Di Morrigan Posts Album Preview

Italian post-rock/metal band L'Alba Di Morrigan posted an album preview of the upcoming release "The Essence Remains." The album is due out on March 26, 2012 through My Kingdom Music.

The band's sound is described as "a wide range of emotions in some moments more refined and psichedelic, in others very aggressive. The band follows the great tradition of bands like A Perfect Circle, Katatonia, Anathema, Isis offering with their debut album 'The Essence Remains' a wide range of emotions in some moments more refined and psychedelic, in others very aggressive. The great impact and evocative vocals, the dreaming progressive tones of the rhythmic session and the gracefull and powerfull at the same time sound of the guitars lines are the main elements of their wonderful artsitic expression."

Check out the preview sampler here:

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Autumns Eyes Remasters Back Catalog

The Autumns Eyes back catalogue has been remastered and repackaged for the new year and can now be purchased directly from the new Autumns Eyes bandcamp page or via the music page at the official Autumns Eyes Online Store www.autumnseves.com. You can also download lyrics and high resolution album artwork for each of the releases.

Autumns Eyes' new album "Please Deceive Me" is in the final stages and will be released early this year.

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Gaia Epicus Streaming Helloween Cover Song

Norwegian power metal band Gaia Epicus is streaming the Helloween cover track "Warrior" (originally from Helloween's debut self-titled EP from 1985). The cover track appears on the upcoming "HelloRay" tribute album to Helloween/Gamma Ray, which is due out on March 26, 2012 through Epicus Records.

Check out "Warrior" here:

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All Shall Perish Posts Drumcam Footage

Oakland based deathcore band All Shall Perish posted live drumcam footage of drummer Adam Pierce performing the track "Divine Illusion." The song appears on the latest LP "This Is Where It Ends," released in July 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video here:

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The Gate Splits With Vocalist

German metal band The Gate has parted ways with vocalist Guido Krämer. In a post on the band's official Facebook Page, Krämer stated:

"Dear friends of THE GATE

I desire to officially announce today that I left the band. In recent months, there were constant disagreements. It was always about the songwriting and the external representation. I left the THE GATE in friendship and I wish them all the best in the future. I sincerely thank you all for your support! Of course I will continue to rock! Support THE GATE and my new projects!

Guido"

The band is currently seeking a new vocalist. The Gate features ex-Running Wild guitarist Gerald Warnecke a/k/a "Preacher." The band issued its debut LP "Earth Cathedral" in August 2011 through Rock It Up Records.

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Kissin' Dynamite Reveals Album Artwork

German traditional metal/hard rock band Kissin' Dynamite revealed the album artwork for the band's upcoming third release "Money, Sex & Power." The album is due for release on March 23, 2012 through AFM Records. The band previously released the new music video for the title track which can be seen by heading over to this location.

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Grave Digger Posts Songwriting Session Video

German metal legends Grave Digger have begun writing the follow up LP to the 2010 release "The Clans Will Rise Again," and previously announced a tentative release time of August 2012. Guitarist Axel Ritt posted a behind the scenes video of the songwriting sessions from TLC Studios near Cologne, Germany.

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16 Posts New Album Artwork

Los Angeles, CA act 16 will be releasing the new album "Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds" via Relapse Records on April 24th, 2012. Pre-orders are available at this location. The album's artwork was created by Orion Landau (RED FANG, RWAKE) and can be viewed below. More...

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