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Metal News for February 6, 2013

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Abacinate Recording New Material

Jersey death metal devils Abacinate have burst back onto the scene after a year-long hiatus following the tragic death of singer Jason 'Plunger' Sica. After securing the services of new vocalist Ruben Ratliff, of Jersey death/slam band NJDots, Abacinate closed out 2012 with a string of shows in New Jersey and Boston with the likes of Dehumanized, Dying Fetus, Dysentery, Malignancy, Without Remorse, and Cognitive.

With the band firing on all cylinders again and new material for the follow-up to 2011's "Genesis" in the works, Abacinate has announced its addition to the 2013 Philthadelphia Infest on March 16th and 17th, which will take place at Gunners Run. Appearing alongside Abacinate will be Master, Devourment, Cannabis Corpse, Brutal Truth, Phobia and many more. For details, visit the Philtadelphia Infest Event Page. Abacinate is scheduled to perform on Sunday, March 17th.


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Nader Sadek Art Exhibit Opens

Famed artist and visual effects director and driving force behind the all-star death metal project that bears his name, Nader Sadek is being featured as part of a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which runs from February 6th until July 28th, 2013, will feature masks worn by Attila Cshiar during his performances with Sunn O))) and Mayhem. The masks where designed and fabricated by Nader Sadek in his NYC studio in 2007.

Mayhem then commissioned Sadek to make their stage set for their US shows in 2009, for which he sculpted a flesh and bone style version of the band's original logo. The work is being exhibited among other works, including works by Genesis P-orridge of Throbbing Gristle among others. For details on the exhibit, which is under the header "White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart," visit this location.


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New Enshadowed Track Streaming

GunShyAssassin.com has posted an exclusive world premier of the song "Surrealistic Shade of Color Black" from "Magic Chaos Psychedelia," the long-awaited new album from Greek black metal dissenters Enshadowed. Listen to "Surrealistic Shade of Color Black" at this location. "Magic Chaos Psychedelia," the first full-length from Enshadowed in nearly a decade, will be unleashed upon North America on February 19, 2013 via Pulverized Records (January 28th in Europe).


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The Devil's Blood Comments On Disbanding

Occult rock act The Devil's Blood recently announced the group is disbanding with the short announcement "The Devil's Blood is no more. As of the 22nd of January 2013 The Devil´s Blood has returned into nothingness."

The Devil's Blood has now checked in with a new statement about breaking up in which the band announces it will be releasing previously recorded album and DVD material in their currently unfinished states. The group comments:

"It has been a while since the announcement of our disbanding was made and we feel now is the right time to convey our plans for the legacy that TDB will leave. Our music and artwork will remain available through both our own website and that of Ván Records as well as any other medium that will prove suitable.

"At the time of the group’s disbanding there were several projects ongoing, each in different evolutionary stages. These were the following:

"1. 'III: Tabula Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars' A new, full length album with 7 new songs, for which only demos were made. Originally intended for a winter 2013 release. Artwork by Manuel Tinnemans

"2. '66:2' An acoustic EP with one new piece of music and 2 covers. Studio recordings unfinished. Originally intended for a release at Roadburn 2013. Artwork TBA.

"3. A live DVD. Not yet edited or mixed. Originally intended for a release somewhere 2013/2014

"4. Several live recordings. Not yet edited or mixed. Originally intended for use as live records, B sides and compilation material. More...

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Anger As Art Streaming Full Album

"Hubris Inc.," the newest slab of rage from Cali-based thrashers Anger As Art, is out now on Old School Metal Records. Experience it for yourself with RockNReelReview.com's full album stream, running now at this location, or below. "Hubris Inc." features guest appearances from Betsey Bitch, Jim Durkin (Dark Angel), Timothy Gaines (Stryper), Steve Nelson (Evil Dead) and Mark Caro (Abattoir).


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Dani Filth Chats About North American Tour

Update: the North American tour discussed below has since been cancelled due to immigration issues with the band trying to enter the U.S. Check out the statement from the band right here.

The Filth is about to hit the road again, gearing up to devastate North American audiences with The Faceless, Decapitated, and The Agonist later this month (check out a list of tour dates at this location).

The British metal icons will be touring in support of "The Manticore and Other Horrors" (reviewed here), released last year, although front man Dani Filth confirmed to us the set list will include many cuts off previous albums.

In a recent chat with Dani, he discussed the varied nature of this tour's lineup, the band's recent trend in releasing albums every two years, his long delayed side project Temple of the Black Moon, and what's happening in the realm of horror movies. Read on to find a full transcription of the interview. More...

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Seventh Wonder Issues Update On New Material

Bassist Andreas Blomqvist of Swedish progressive metal act Seventh Wonder posted an update on the band's Facebook page on the progress of the material for the follow up release to 2010's "The Great Escape."

The update reads: "Great fun last night! We sat down and listened through the six or so demos we have recorded to just get a feel for how everything sounded and everybody were pleasantly surprised at how good it sounded. Feels like this one will fly. We also started on a new track and made great progress. Whereas let's say 4-5 of the previous tracks were pretty much familiar territory, this new one is again something a little bit more different and it is fun and challenging to break out of your comfort zone and write new bass lines etc and I am sure the others feel the same way. Two more songs are being worked on outside the studio and bottom line is I think we are progressing according to plans!"

Seventh Wonder features Kamelot vocalist Tommy Karevik and Lion's Share drummer Stefan Norgren.

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Path To Prevail Breaking Up

Guitarist Erich Geuter of Florida act Path to Prevail has checked in with the following statement about the band calling it a day:

"Hey guys and gals, Erich here. If you could spare a moment of your time to read this post. It's very bitter sweet for me to say that Path to Prevail has come to the end of the road. As most of you know we've been a band for a really long time, and we have gone through countless members for different reasons. I, and many others have put a lot of time and heart into Path to Prevail.

"I feel it is time for me to take a break and focus more on my personal life, therefore the band is taking an indefinite break. I know I can speak for the rest of the guys when I say thank you so much to everyone that has supported us over the years, attended countless shows, and made us feel at home away from our home, We love you all so much.

"I would personally like to thank everyone that has ever stood by my side on stage as a member, as a friend, and a brother. Poured their heart, sweat, and sometimes even blood into Path to Prevail, I love you all and I will always cherish our time together doing what we loved, thank you.

"Thank you very much everyone again, I love you."

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Seven Deadly Posts Album Teaser

Seven Deadly has posted a video teaser online, which features the new song "Life Begins To Fade" taken from the forthcoming Seven Deadly debut album expected to be released this summer 2013. Watch the clip below.

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Forgotten Tomb Announces European Tour

Agonia Records has issued the following announcement about Forgotten Tomb lining up a new tour for April/May:

"Rock influenced black/doom metal masters Forgotten Tomb are due to kick off a headlining European tour on the 24th of April (Wednesday) at United Club in Torino (Italy). The tour will play in cities across Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria.

"During the event Forgotten Tomb will celebrate a significant occasion as well as promote its latest album; an album that according to Pitchfork finally 'hit their groove' - 'And Don't Deliver Us From Evil' (out October 2012 on Agonia).The celebration in turn is connected with the 10 years anniversary of 'Springtime Depression' - selected shows will feature a special set, on which this particular record will be performed in its entirety. 'Springtime Depression' has been lately reissued and remastered on Digipack and Vinyl on Agonia Records. The premiere track off 'And Don't Deliver Us From Evil' album can be streamed at this location."

Forgotten Tomb will be supported by Swedish doomsters Isole and epic metallers Ereb Altor. Dates are below. Promoters interested in booking one of the remaining shows should get in touch with doomedevents@gmail.com. More...

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Chase The Ace Posts New Music Video

Israeli rock act Chase the Ace has released a new music video for the track "The Cat Is On The Loose," which can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's "Rock Bottom Rocknroll" EP, which can be streamed in its entirety at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Cat Is On The Loose 03:04
2. Rock Bottom Rocknroll 02:39
3. California 02:49
4. Bring You Back 04:56
5. We're Taking Over 03:13
6. Take Me Home 03:07

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Scythia Announces Lineup Change

Folk metal act Scythia, which was covered in the recent Canadian edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has issued the following announcement about a lineup change and upcoming live activity:

"2013 brings change and new opportunity for Scythia. After some serious consideration, The band has decided to relocate to Calgary.

"Additionally we announce the departure of Morgan Zentner from the group. We appreciate what she contributed musically and wish her all the best with her new project!

"With a nomination for best metal band in Canada, a tour with Arkona and heading to Europe later this year Scythia is ready to keep things going with renewed strength!" More...

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Howling Reveals New Album Artwork

Howling will be releasing new album "A Beast Conceived" later this month via Razorback Recordings. The band has now revealed the cover artwork, available below, along with a teaser trailer, which can be heard after the jump. More...

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Cold Crypt Streaming "Darkest Symphonies"

One-man black metal act Cold Crypt has posted the song "Darkest Symphonies" online, which is the title track off the album of the same name. Give the track a listen below, or find more info on Cold Crypt over at Facebook here.

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Psychostick Announces New Tour Dates

Humorcore act Psychostick is proud to announce the "Our Tour Can Beat Up Your Tour," which includes various dates with Polkadot Cadaver and Downtown Brown. Guitarist Josh "The J" Key comments:

"It's about time we toured with Polkadot Cadaver! And the funniest band we've ever toured with, Downtown Brown, too? All I can say is: if you hate fun, don't go to this show... you might have such a good time that you could suffer a brain aneurysm."

Psychostick's fifth and latest release "Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D" can be stream or ordered right here. You can also check out the band's awesome video for "Dogs Like Socks" at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are: More...

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Kill The Klown Releases New Music Video

Italy's Kill The Klown has released a new music video for the track "Boozed," which was produced and directed by Tommy Antonini (Tasters). Check out the video below.

"Boozed" is the second song taken from the album "The Show Could Be Your Execution," released in December, 2011. The album is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon, as well as on physical format via Nuclear Blast and Twilight Distribution. More...

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The Wounded Kings To Appear In Documentary

England’s The Wounded Kings is one of several artists to be featured on the upcoming documentary "Smells Like Sweat." A trailer for the documentary is available below.

Filmed at 2012’s inaugural Heavy Days in Doomtown Festival, the film was compiled by Unknown Factor, a DIY collective of progressive artists. The 30 minute film will be premiered at the Denmark based festival’s warm-up weekend planned in Stockholm on February 22nd, with an encore showing in Copenhagen on February 23rd. The Wounded Kings is set to perform at the premiere in Copenhagen.

Regarding the film, The Wounded Kings guitarist Steve Mills says, “When we were asked to play the festival, we were one of the first bands to be approached and we all really liked the DIY ethos behind it so we signed up immediately. Little did we know it was going to turn into such a beast! Along with the crowd on the 23rd, this will also be the first time we will see the documentary. If the festival was anything to go by then the film will be loud, heavy and fuckin’ killer.” More...

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No Sun In San Francisco Announces Album Release

Swiss act No Sun In San Francisco has now revealed the band's new album "Principles and Particles" is due for release on February 28th, 2013. You can check out the cover artwork and the track "Omega Void" in the SoundCloud player below. More...

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Final Trigger Releases "Face It" Video

Toronto, ON's Final Trigger is proud to announce the release of new album "Skrap Metal Volume II," out now on Boonsdale Records and following the 2009 debut "Skrap-Metal."

Drummer JJ Tartaglia comments, "This new album is definitely the closest we've gotten to capturing the energy of Final Trigger on record. It's heavier than the last one, but also more dynamic. There's something for everyone - the anthem, the epic, the metal, the hip-hop, the catchy. Our overall sound has matured nicely, and I'm confident the fans will be satisfied. It's a flagship release for cross-over metal. A testament to Final Trigger's vision and a trophy for Canadian music."

The first single off "Skrap Metal Vol. II" is "Face It." Check out the music video for the track below. More...

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Dead Horse Trauma To Broadcast New Album Online

Locusic.com, THC : MUSIC, and Dead Horse Trauma have teamed up to broadcast the World premiere of the band's new release, "Vi-Ops," in its entirety before the official release on April 20th, 2013.

Hosted by Des Moines radio personality Benny Black from New Rock 105.1, the hour-long event will be broadcast at this location on February 17th, 2013, with special thanks to the support of Locusic.com, Crave Tattoo, inc, Wayback Records, H&Y Designs, OKTOthreads.com and Color Works Tattoo. For more info, visit the Facebook event page here.

Dead Horse Trauma will release "Vi-Ops" on April 20th, 2013 through 660 Records and distributed by THC: MUSIC via Ingrooves/Fontana. The album was recorded at 660 Studios inside the band's native Des Moines, Iowa with producers Donnie Mengwasser (Curse of Hail, Mindrite, The Boston Hellmask) and Ari Mihalopoulos (Destrophy and Otep) at the helm.

Dead Horse Trauma has confirmed the band will be kicking off a Spring tour in February, 2013 where the group will debut "Vi-Ops" tracks to audiences throughout the Midwest. DHT has also confirmed a 4/20 hometown CD release celebration with special guests Nuisance (MN) and Pinwheel (MN). Vocalist and songwriter Eric Davidson, states “We're going to bring them the best Dead Horse Trauma show they've ever seen. Get ready. It begins soon…"

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S.A. Sanctuary Calls It A Day

Texas act S.A. Sanctuary has checked in with the following statement about deciding to call it a day:

"S.A. Sanctuary is no longer around as of January 2013. The band is not playing any shows anymore. To anyone that liked the band, sorry about this, but this was going to happen sooner or later. Too bad it wasn't later."

The band also issued the following biography: "The band started out in 1998 as 'heavy metal,' but with the addition of newer members and current members switching roles, the music turned much heavier to styles of thrash and death metal.

"When final line-up was established, and the band changed 180 musically, a name change was in order. But no, it stayed Sanctuary with an S.A. added as a prefix. A second CD was recorded WAY back in 2003, but some of 'us' just did not have the time to get it finished.

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Avulsed To Record New Album

Avulsed is ready to hit the studios next week to record the 6th full-length in the band's career, which will be called "Ritual Zombi," which will be a conceptual work dealing with zombies. Xtreem Music comments on the pending release:

"The album will contain 9 new songs plus a cover song of Death's 'Zombie Ritual' as a tribute to the band that started it all for the real Death Metal sound (with permission from Possessed, of course!!). There will be also three instrumental songs (intro, interlude & outro) and this will be the first recording featuring new drummer Osckar Bravo.

"Recording & production will take place in Madrid at La Casa del Ruido Studios by Dani Blanco & Avulsed during February/ March and later will be mixed in Barcelona at Moontower Studios by Javi Félez. Then it'll be finally mastered in Sweden at Unisound Studios by mastermind Dan Swanö. Cover artwork will be done by Juanjo Castellano, who did a superb work for the latest Putrevore album and this made it clear for the band that he'd be the perfect choice to conceive the most putrid transcription of the band's sound.

"'Ritual Zombi' promises to be the strongest album of the band, gathering all elements that made Avulsed's style over two decades, a respected force with thousands of diehard fans around the world, which for sure won't be disappointed with this new work, that will be another step in the band's fight to keep the true spirit of Death Metal, free of clichés, labels & trends, staying loyal to what the band has been playing since day one back in 1991, which is: DEATH METAL (in bold letters!!). More...

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Legion Posts Studio Update

Columbus metal titans Legion have issued a studio update surrounding their yet-to-be-titled new release. The band has been hard at work with producer Daniel Laskiewicz of The Acacia Strain and has vowed to release its most ferocious material to date. Check out the video update below.

The band recently signed a worldwide deal with eOne / Good Fight music and will release a brand new record this spring. After recently finishing up a run on the End of the World tour supporting Job For A Cowboy this past December, the band will support labelmates This Or The Apocalypse and friends Your Memorial starting in March. More...

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Relapse Releases New Podcast

The February 2013 edition of Relapse Record’s podcast is now available for free streaming and download via MetalInjection.net here.

This is the 26th installment of the official label podcast that is posted each month highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks.

This month features brand new and exclusive songs from Inter Arma, Call Of The Void, and Blockheads, plus an exclusive interview and new tracks from Texas slam-mongers Devourment. More...

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Heavenwood Posts Pre-Production Demo Track

Portuguese metal act Heavenwood posted a pre-production demo clip of the new track "Strength." The song is to appear on the band's forthcoming LP "The Tarot of the Bohemians - Part I," the follow up to the 2011 Listenable Records release "Abyss Masterpiece." The band is currently finishing the writing process for the album.

"The Tarot of the Bohemians - Part I" is inspired by Papus aka Gerard Encausse (July 13, 1865 - October 25, 1916), the Spanish-born French physician and hypnotist who popularized occultism and founded the modern Martinist Order. No release date or full track information has been announced, however, in addition to "The Hermit" the band revealed "Justice" as another track name.

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Chalice Of Doom Signs With Memento Mori

Jordanian act Chalice of Doom has checked in with the following update about inking a record deal for the release of an upcoming album:

"We would like to announce that we've been signed to the Spanish label Memento Mori to release the upcoming album.

"As the work for the new album has been already started before months, and as the release is coming to an end, we've joined Memento Mori's family to release it, the release will be different somehow than the previous materials and it will combine a lot of musical influences, and many talented guests will be featured in this album to make this record an interesting mixture of many musical styles.

"The album title and the track list and the artwork will be revealed soon, Stay tuned for more information!" More...

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Winds Of Genocide To Record New Album

Winds of Genocide has issued the following announcement about gearing up to record a new album:

"Some exciting news to do with our album recording. We can reveal that we are booked into Gutterview Studio in Stockholm, Sweden in late August to record 'Usurping The Throne Of Disease' with Fred Estby (Dismember etc) producing/mixing.

"He worked on one of our fave Swedish punk albums Disfear 'Everyday Slaughter!' Very looking forward to working with Fred on the album.

"We will also be playing a show in Stockholm - more details TBC."

Keep up with the recording process and find info on upcoming live shows over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Wis(h)key Recording New Album

Wis(h)key has checked in with the following announcement about entering the recording studio to work on a new album:

"OK, it's time. WIS(H)KEY enters the studio to begin the recording sessions of what will be its second album 'MANIFESTO OF NEW STANDARDS' and that will contain ten brutal songs entitled:

- Voodoo River
- Blasphemous Noise
- To Hell & Back Again
- Thrasher Ass
- Alone (Unreal Loop)
- Useless Days
- A Thousand Hungry Wolves
- Tools Of A Sick Power
- Severed
- Life Grows Wild (On Your Resting Place)

"Stay tuned for more!!!" More...

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New Music Video From FullForce Posted

Swedish power metal act Fullforce, featuring Ex-HammerFall/Ex-Lost Horizon guitarist Stefan Elmgren, posted a new music video for the power ballad "Strongest Thing of All." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Next Level," which is available through SPV in October 2012. A previous video for "Awesomeness" can be seen here.

Elmgren commented: "We have grown and feel confident that our new material will appeal to a much wider audience. One was a little more complex stylistically, while Next Level sounds more straightforward and compact. And while we didn't have a single ballad on our debut, Next Level features two." He refers to both the instant track along with "Smile At The World," which, according to Elmgren, have a slight Scorpions flair: "I always wanted to write a real guitar ballad and am very proud of those two emotional numbers."

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Randy Blythe Comments On Trial

As was reported yesterday, Randy Blythe from Lamb of God's manslaughter trial in the Czech Republic has now begun.

The charges of manslaughter come from a 2010 incident when a fan was allegedly pushed off the stage and subsequently died several weeks later.

Randy Blythe has also now checked in with the following comments on the trial and online reports:

I have read a few news reports of the progress of my case, and trust me - many things are incorrect. But this is the Internet, and of course things are half-baked anyway. Keep in mind that translation is difficult, and many things can be lost, for Czech is a VERY DIFFICULT language. So wait and see, as I am. It is all I can do, except be honest & fight for my freedom in my own way.

I also have heard of some people (not on here) talking smack about the Czech Republic, saying "Fuck the Czech Republic", etc. This not how it should be. This is a very sad case, not something to rage at people you do not know over. I am not angry with the Czechs at all. A fan of my band is dead - what do I have to be angry about? I am an INNOCENT man, but I am also a very sad man right now. To not be sad in this instance would be inhuman. But mad at the Czech people? Why would I be mad at them?

Here, look at this picture - a mother watches her baby. The child reaches out for something new, laughing and chasing a pretty picture in the air. It is the same here as everywhere else. Do you see?!?!? Life is beautiful. I hope to see y'all soon.

Several websites are also now reporting that the trial has been postponed and will resume next month, although nothing official has come from the band or its representatives at this point. A (Czech language) news video has also been posted online about the trial beginning, which is available below. More...

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Winterhymn Drops Off Heathen Crusade Bill

Winterhymn, which recently announced lineup changes within the band, has checked in with the following announcement about canceling the group's previously scheduled Heathen Crusade appearance:

"Unfortunately, due to various circumstances, we have decided to pull ourselves from the bill for Heathen Crusade Metalfest 2013 in order to continue work on our new material and continue auditioning new members.

"We apologize to the fans who were looking forward to our performance, as well as to the festival. Hopefully we'll get the chance again soon!"

The festival will take place on March 9th, 2013 in St. Paul, MN. Full details are available at the event's Facebook page here.

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W.E.B. Recruits New Drummer

W.E.B. has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"So here is our new drummer Nick Yngve. Nick is an old friend and has a history with Sakis Darkface as a band mate in his previous band Eternity.

"Nick Yngve has been behind the drum kit of bands as Acherontas, Nadiwrath, Obduction, and Nethescerial and he will do his first performance with W.E.B. on February 16th in Rethymno where the band appears along with Suicidal Angels and Biotoxic Warfare.

"Welcome to the family Nick!!" More...

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Omnium Gatherum Posts New Music Video

Finnish melodic death band Omnium Gatherum, featuring Insomnium guitarist Markus Vanhala, posted a new music video for the track "The Unknowing." The song appears on the band's upcoming sixth studio album "Beyond," which is scheduled for release on February 25, 2013 (EU) and March 5, 2013 (North America).

The track listing for "Beyond" is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic (streaming over here)
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

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The Gates Of Slumber Offers Free EP Download

U.S. doom metal masters The Gates of Slumber have collaborated with Scion A/V to offer a special free EP "Stormcrow," as a free download. The EP download can be had by heading over to this location. The EP marks the band's first release since the 2011 LP "The Wretch" (see MetalUnderground.com's review here).

The track listing for "Stormcrow" is as follows:

1. Death March (Devil's Grip)
2. Driven Insane
3. Son of Hades
4. Dragon Caravan
5. Of That Which Can Never Be

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Falconer Breaks Hiatus, Writing New Material

Falconer guitarist/keyboardist Stefan Weinerhall broke the near two year silence of Swedish metal act Falconer and announced that the band is currently writing new material for the follow up to the band's 2011 all Swedish lyric release "Armod."

In a post on the band's Facebook page last week, Weinerhall stated:

"The Falconer is awake from slumber.

"After the darkest year yet I am once again in writing mood, and what a mood! I guess somethig good really can come out of something bad after all. After rebooting musically from a year of creative vacuum there is a fresh hunger and optimism.

"The 6 songs completed so far are harder and faster and with more of an attitude again, some of the songs sound like taken from the first album. After reading a book about deciphering and reading the language of runestones I really got some lyrical inspiration too!

"I must say that it hasn't been this rewarding and promising for many years to write for a new album, without being carried away too far.The future plan is to concentrate on writing, re-writing and rehearsing for the new album, being sure it is as good as it can and not re-using too many patterns. All songs will be in English this time.

"We are just to begin rehearsing once again after a 2 year break and I can't wait to put Mathias through some tests and find out the speed limit of Karsten.

Hails from Stefan and the falcons!!"

More information is expected shortly.

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Chthonic Post Additional Studio Diary Footage

Taiwanese melodic black metal act Chthonic posted the third installments of the band's video studio diary series as the band records the new LP, yet untitled, and follow up to the critically acclaimed 2011 release "Takasago Army" (see Metal Underground.com's review over here). The new release is being recorded in Sweden and is expected for release in June 2013 through Spinefarm Records.

The first two installments can be viewed over here. Part three features vocal tracking and studio yoga and can be seen here:

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Stone Dözer Streaming New Track "Roll The Dice"

Argentina groove metal act Stone Dözer is streaming the new track "Roll the Dice." The song appears on the band's upcoming sophomore LP "SD II," which is due for release this year (no confirmed date announced as of yet). The band's first LP "Long Live the King" is available now through iTunes.

Check out "Roll the Dice" here:

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My Endless Wishes Posts Preview Of Debut LP

Swedish symphonic metal act My Endless Wishes posted a preview trailer for the band's upcoming self-titled debut release. The album is set to drop on March 29, 2013 via Doolittle Group. My Endless Wishes was formed in 2005 by the now husband and wife team of vocalist Frida Viberg and guitarist Martin Viberg. The album was recorded in December 2012 at Production House Studio, Örebro and was produced by Fredrik Eliasson.

My Endless Wishes is:

Frida Viberg -- Vocals
Martin Viberg -- Guitars
Magnus Källström -- Bass
Fredrik Pernros -- Guitars
Erik Ekestubbe - Drums

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Lost Society Posts Track-By-Track Video, Pt. 1

Finnish thrash act Lost Society posted the first in a series of track-by-track videos for the upcoming debut release "Fast Loud Death." In the first episode, the band provides you with background information on the first three songs ("N.W.A.," "Trash All Over You" and "E.A.G."). "Fast Loud Death" drops on March 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. Preorders for the release can be found over at this location.

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Killswitch Engage Posts "In Due Time" Lyric Video

Killswitch Engage posted a lyric video for the new track "In Due Time." The song appears on the band's upcoming studio album, "Disarm the Descent," which drops on April 2, 2013 via Roadrunner Records. Preorders can be made at this location.

"Disarm the Descent" will mark the return of Jesse Leach on lead vocals since the 2002 release "Alive Or Just Breathing." The track list is as follows:

1. The Hell In Me
2. Beyond the Flames
3. The New Awakening
4. In Due Time
5. A Tribute to the Fallen
6. Turning Point
7. All We Have
8. You Don't Bleed for Me
9. The Call
10. No End in Sight
11. Always
12. Time Will Not Remain

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Intronaut Posts "Milk Leg" Music Video

Post-metal prog group Intronaut posted a music video for the track "Milk Leg." The song appears on the band's upcoming fourth release "Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)." The single is available now through iTunes. The album is due out through Century Media on March 19, 2013. Preorders can be made at this location.

The track listing for "Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)" is as follows:

1. Killing Birds With Stones
2. The Welding
3. Steps
4. Sore Sight for Eyes
5. Milk Leg
6. Harmonomicon
7. Eventual
8. Blood from a Stone
9. The Way Down

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Death SS Posts Parts V-VII Of Documentary Series

Italian metal band Death SS posted parts five through seven of a documentary series leading up to the band's new LP "Resurrection," the first studio LP since the 2006 release "The 7th Seal." The album is scheduled for a March 2013 release through Lucifer Rising Records. Death SS features Secret Sphere's guitarist Aldo Lonobile (known here as Al De Noble) and drummer Bozo Wolff.

In other Death SS news, the second video for the new release, "Ogre's Lullaby" will be issued on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013. The video was produced by Manetti Bros, who also created the film "Fear 3D," the soundtrack for which contained the song. The band's first video was for the single "The Darkest Night," which can be viewed over at this location.

Check out Part VII of the documentary series here:

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New "The Lords Of Salem" Trailer Available

Rob Zombie's new film "The Lords of Salem" is now officially set to hit theaters this coming April 19th, 2013.

A new teaser trailer for the movie is available online and can be viewed below. "The Lords of Salem" stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Dee Wallace, Meg Foster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips. Rob Zombie has previously directed the "Halloween" remake and it's sequel, as well as "The Devil's Rejects" and "House of 1,000 Corpses."

For more info on "The Lords of Salem," head over to the movie's official Facebook profile here.

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Gloria Morti Posts "Slaves" Video

Finnish metal act, Gloria Morti, has released a new video featuring each band member playing along to the track "Slaves." The song is from the band's new album, "Lateral Constraint." Fans can watch Eero Silvonen, Juho Räihä, Aki Salonen, Kauko Kuusisalo, and vocalist Psycho jamming the track in the player below.

In continued partnership with Germany's Cyclone Empire Records, Metal Blade Records has released Gloria Morti's Lateral Constraint in North America. Fans can order the album at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Lex Parsimoniae
2. The First Act
3. Our God Is War
4. Aesthetics of Self-Hyperbole
5. Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow
6. HalluciNations
7. Slaves
8. Non-Believer
9. The Divine Is a Fraud
10. Conclusion More...

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Defeated Sanity Streaming Full New Album

In celebration of its release via Willowtip Records, Lambgoat.com is currently streaming "Passages Into Deformity" from German death metal tyrants Defeated Sanity in its entirety. Check out the album right here.

"Passages Into Deformity" was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with guest vocal appearances by Frank Rini (Internal Bleeding), AJ Magana (ex-Defeated Sanity, Disgorge US), and Brian Forgue (Syphilic, Gutrot) and sound effects performed by Jon Engman (ex-Brodequin).

The bowel-shattering follow-up to 2010’s "Chapters of Repugnance" comes paired with a bonus DVD featuring making-of clips, interviews, and vicious performance videos. Order your copy now right here. More...

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