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Metal News for March 11, 2015

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Hooded Menace Gearing Up To Record Album

Finnish death/doom horde Hooded Menace is preparing to enter the studio to record a fourth full-length and first new record since 2012's "Effigies of Evil."

The band will be entering Skyhammer Studio in the U.K. to record with Chris Fielding (Electric Wizard, Moss, Napalm Death, The Wounded Kings) while Brad Boatright (Yob, Vallenfyre, Beastmilk, Sleep) will be mastering the album at Audiosiege in the U.S.

Justin Bartlett (SUNN O))), Kvelertak, Trap Them), with whom the band worked on a 2010 split 7" with Anima Morte, will be handling the cover art and layout. Expect the album to drop in the latter half of 2015 via Relapse Records.

Hooded Menace also recently released a compilation of splits and EPs entitled "Gloom Immemorial" via Doomentia Records. See Hooded Menace live on these dates:

April 30 - May 3 Heavy Days in Doomtown Copenhagen, Denmark
August 7 - 8 Jalometalli Oulu, Finland

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Breaking News

Mick Thomson Stabbed In Altercation

Update: Corey Taylor has now issued this brief statement via Twitter: "Mick Update - from what I've heard he's okay. We're sending him all your thoughts. Thank you for that."

KCCI.com is reporting that Mick Thomson of Slipknot was stabbed in the head during an altercation with his brother. The report reads:

Police said two brothers were injured early Wednesday morning in a knife fight in a Clive front yard.

Clive police said police were dispatched to 1905 NW 129th Street, where a caller said two brothers were fighting in the front yard with knives.

Police said Mickeal Gordon Thomson, 41, who lives at the home, and Andrew Thomson, of Des Moines, were involved in some sort of altercation inside the home.

According to police, the altercation spilled into the front yard, where the incident became physical.

Officers said both men appeared to be intoxicated and had serious injuries consistent with a fight. Police said Mickael Thomson sustained a stab wound to the back of his head. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

We'll keep you updated on the situation as more information becomes available. Slipknot is currently scheduled to start touring with Hatebreed next month in support of comeback album ".5: The Gray Chapter."

Read the full article at KCCI.

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Pyrrhon Dropped From Relapse

Pyrrhon has checked in with the following announcement about departing Relapse Records and gearing up to release an EP:

"The bad news is that Relapse Records have terminated their contract with Pyrrhon and will not be working on our next LP.

"The given reason for their decision was that 'The Mother of Virtues' has not proven commercially successful, which will surely come as a major shock to anyone who’s heard it. Our split with Relapse will not affect our upcoming European tour plans next month.

"The good news: we will release 'Growth Without End,' a new EP, on June 2nd, 2015. That’s the cover art you’re looking at. Written and recorded in the aftermath of the TMoV sessions, and handled by the same team (Ryan Jones on tracking/mixing; Colin Marston on mastering; Caroline Harrison on art/layout), it is our fastest, scabbiest material to date. 'Growth Without End' will come out on vinyl & digital via Handshake Inc., whom you may know through their great work with the likes of Gridlink, Rwake, Sulaco, and Couch Slut.

"We will be joining another Handshake band for a limited number of out-of-town live appearances in support of the EP before commencing work on our next batch of material. Dates & details TBA."

The EP's track listing is:

1. Cancer Mantra
2. Forget Yourself
3. The Mass
4. Viral Content
5. Turing’s Revenge More...

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AC/DC Rocks Your Blues Away

AC/DC has a new video clip out now for "Rock The Blues Away," which is the third official clip taken off the 2014 studio album "Rock Or Bust."

The video was shot in Los Angeles in February immediately after the band delivered a performance at this year's Grammy Awards. Be sure to also check out the band's previously released video clip for the "Rock Or Bust" title track at this location. More...

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God Damn Doesn't Like You

God Damn’s self-proclaimed “rock music for degenerates” is taken to explosive heights with new album, "Vultures," due out May 12th (May 11th internationally) via One Little Indian. It’s a volatile sound that the atomic U.K. duo captures with the track “We Don’t Like You,” recently premiered by Brooklyn Vegan and available for streaming below.

God Damn will be making its live debut in the U.S. during SXSW next week before making a special stop in New York for an intimate showcase at Niagra in the East Village on March 24th. Dates for the duo’s upcoming appearances stateside are as follows:

Mar 18 – Austin, TX – Latitude 30 – British Music Embassy – 3pm
Mar 18 – Austin, TX – Lambert’s – SESAC Showcase – 1am
Mar 22 – Austin, TX – The Carousel Lounge – Gutbucket Brunch – 3pm
Mar 24 – New York, NY – Niagra – w/ Clean Teeth More...

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Falconer Re-Issuing Debut Album

The Swedish folk metal pioneers from Falconer have announced the re-issue of their debut album as an "Ultimate Edition" on April 21st, 2015.

The "Ultimate Edition" will be available as a double CD digibook. Disc 2 is a bonus CD that features seven previously unreleased versions and demos of tracks from the album. All tracks on both discs have been remastered by Andy LaRocque for the ideal listening experience.

Guitarist Stefan Weinerhall comments: "Re-releasing our debut album in a remastered version is a great kind of interlude while we do our last gigs as a live band. On top of that we offer our fans to finally hear the demo we did back in 1999, something very few people have heard. We also decided to re-record 3 songs from the debut in acoustic, very scaled down versions. It really got the songs to shine in a new kind of way. So about 35 minutes of unheard Falconer music in both exclusive CD and vinyl versions!"

"Falconer - Ultimate Edition" Disc 1:
01. Upon The Grave Of Guilt
02. Heresy In Disguise
03. Wings Of Serenity
04. A Quest For The Crown
05. Mindtraveller
06. Entering Eternity
07. Royal Galley
08. Substitutional World
09. Lord Of The Blacksmiths
10. The Past Still Lives On
11. Per Tyrssons Döttrar I Vänge

"Falconer - Ultimate Edition" Disc 2:
01. Royal Galley (Acoustic version 2015)
02. Wings of Serenity (Acoustic version 2015)
03. Mindtraveller (Acoustic version 2015)
04. Substitutional World (demo 1999)*
05. Lord of the Blacksmiths (demo 1999)*
06. Mindtraveller (demo 1999)*
07. Entering Eternity (demo 1999)* More...

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Bloodstock 2015 Announces New Bands

The recently reformed sludgecore beasts from Raging Speedhorn will be bringing their filthy riffs to the Ronnie James Dio main stage of the upcoming Bloodstock festival. The band’s Gordon Morison comments: “We’re over the moon to be playing Bloodstock 2015. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with some of our old friends like Orange Goblin and Napalm Death. See you down the front!”

Progressive metal Brits Xerath also bring the heavy to Friday’s main stage. The band enthuses, "We are utterly stoked to announce we will be returning to Catton Hall once again to perform at this year's Bloodstock festival. We are especially proud to confirm we will be gracing the mainstage for the first time since our debut at the festival in 2009 which promises to almost certainly be a career defining moment for the band. We sincerely cannot wait to see you all there! Warm up those necks Bloodstockers!"

French groove metal eccentrics Trepalium and Dutch death metal outfit Villainy are also set for Sophie stage slots on Sunday. The currently announced lineup is: More...

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Burnt Books Releasing New Album

Closing a two-year gap since its debut album, Columbia, South Carolina's Burnt Books has hooked up with independent label Retro Futurist, founded by members of Kylesa, for the release of recently completed second full-length, "Where There's Smoke There's Fire."

Burnt Books formed in October 2011, its members hailing from a variety of local bands. Matt Thompson and Troy Thames of Guyana Punch Line and Thank God joined Joey Parker and Chuck Sligh of Tunguska to create the blended driving force of Burnt Books, and the addition of Zoe Lollis brought beautiful yet brutal vocals to the fold.

After touring on a self-titled debut album which rocketed forth through At A Loss Recordings in January 2013, the band started writing with a more refined vision and focus. Burnt Books once again enlisted Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Lazer/Wulf) to produce the release at The Jam Room Recording Studio in the band's hometown.

An advance taste of the album is now online - check out "Stupid Game" below, courtesy of CVLT Nation. Due out March 20th, the track listing is as follows:

1. Escape
2. Shadow I Cast
3. Useless Emotions
4. Those Arms
5. Bridges
6. Stupid Game
7. The Harm We've Done
8. Burn Virgin
9. La Rosa More...

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Agnostic Front Singer Discusses New Album

For Agnostic Front singer Roger Miret “The American Dream Died” is the result of built up frustration of seeing greed and corruption go by unchecked. The album, Agnostic Front’s 11th full-length, serves as a vehicle for Miret to voice his opinion on current events like “Police Violence,” which the group compiled videos of police horrifically beating citizens. Other things that upset him include the housing crisis, war profiteering and corporations leaving America for a cheaper labor force. There is just so much anger building inside of this man that he got mad as hell and wouldn’t take it anymore. “The American Dream Died” is his outlet. It’s an outlet not only for his self, it's also gives a voice to the oppressed.

I called Roger at his home in Arizona to discuss these topics he feels so strongly about. We also talked about the legendary NYC hardcore band’s making of the album—the production and recording. Read further on to learn more about “The American Dream Died” available April 7 through Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Old Wounds Finishes New Album

Old Wounds has completed work on upcoming second full-length album, "The Suffering Spirit," due out later this year via Good Fight Music.

The New Jersey band recorded with producer Andreas Magnusson at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia. Old Wounds drummer Brandon Gallagher gives this report:

"We just completed the recording of 'The Suffering Spirit,' our second LP. I think this release accurately expresses our growth as a band both musically and emotionally. We've been on the road almost nonstop since the release of our first LP, 'From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest,' and in between tours we worked on writing better songs that were released on the Trenchfoot split and the 'Death Projection' EP.

"Once it was time to sit down and really start focusing on this new album we knew exactly what we wanted and we went for it. Going into the studio with Andreas was a big help too. He knows his craft extremely well and I think he brought out the best in us." More...

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Wooden Stake Streaming "A Feast Of Virgin Souls"

Following a stream of "Hanging From The Inverted Cross" (still available here), Wooden Stake has now released another track from its upcoming second album.

Check out the title track for "A Feast Of Virgin Souls" in the YouTube player below. "A Feast Of Virgin Souls" is due to drop via Razorback Records on March 13th, 2015.

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Eye Of Solitude Recording Upcoming Live Show

Kaotoxin is very proud to announce that, as part of the forthcoming “March of Solitude” tour with Saturnus, Eye Of Solitude will record its whole live set during the Bruxelles (BE) stop on March 14th for the Darken The Moon VI Festival.

Plans about the recordings’ release are still being discussed and many options exist (bonus tracks, bonus CD, standalone live album…) but if you’re one of the many fans of the band and can attend the gig, don’t miss this opportunity to become a part of Eye Of Solitude history. See the band live:

Mar. 12 – UK – London – Black Heart
Mar. 13 – DE – Oberhausen – Helvete
Mar. 14 – BE – Bruxelles – Magasin 4 – Darken the Moon VI Festival
Mar. 15 – NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg

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Theories Releases "Burnt Concrete" Clip

No Clean Singing just hurled forth a lyric video for "Burnt Concrete" from Seattle death grind division, Theories. Check it out below.

The scathing hymn comes by way of the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Regression," set for final descent in less than two weeks via Metal Blade Records. Theories also comments on the "Burnt Concrete" track:

"Lyrically this song represents the theme of the record very well, the current, very fast decline and beginning to the end of society, civilization and our all-around existence. Our world has been going downhill for a long time now but as of recent, the downward spiral has been regressing at a hyperspeed rate.

"To sum it up, we're all fucked and there's no fixing anything now. Musically, this song represents the feel of the record as well: technical death grind. Instead of going in depth describing what it sounds like and coming up with catchy 'sub genre' phrases, just give it a listen and let the music speak for itself." More...

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Devilment Recruits New Guitarist

Dani Filth's Devilment just announced the band's new guitarist to be one Sam S. Junior, who has joined the Devilment ranks just in time for an appearance at this weekend's Hammerfest in Pwllheli, North Wales.

Devilment will also share the stage with Cradle Of FIlth at Graspop Open Air and Summer Breeze later in the year.

Writing for the follow-up to Devilment's debut album "The Great And Secret Show" (out now on Nuclear Blast Entertainment) has already begun. Stay tuned for more details. More...

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Fire From The Gods Posts Lyric Video

Fire From The Gods just released a lyric video for new single "Eat," which will be available for purchase on March 17th through all digital retailers. The band has also announced these dates for an upcoming headlining run:

March 21 - Grand Prarie, TX @ South By So What!?
March 22 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
March 23 - Panama City, FL @ A&M Theater
March 24 - Panama City, FL @ A&M Theater
March 25 - Greensboro, NC @ Green Street Music Hall
March 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
March 27 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
March 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
March 29 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
March 31 - Providence, RI @ DV8
April 01 - Providence, RI @ DV8
April 02 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
April 03 - Trenton, NJ @Championship Bar
April 04 - Trenton, NJ @Championship Bar
April 08 - Rochester, NY @ The California Brew Haus
April 09 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Asylum
April 10 - Cleveland, OH @ The Foundary
April 11 - Newport, KY @ The Thompson House
April 12 - Saint Louis, MO @ Mad Magician
April 15 - Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcatz More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Enters The Studio

Imminent Sonic Destruction has entered the studio to record a second full-length album with Nick Morris (As They Sleep, Walls of Jericho, Black Dahlia Murder) at the helm once again, this time in the role of producer.

ISD entered the studio this past weekend with hopes to be entirely finished with the album by late Spring. To help you keep up with the band's progress in the recording studio, keyboardist Pete Hopersberger started a new blog - check it out over here.

Lead vocalist Tony Piccoli has this to say: "We plan to tour in 2015 in support of our second album. Our goals as a band are to grow, tour, produce high quality music and make enough money to support said recording and touring."

The album, tentatively titled "Triumphia." is a concept album clocking in at just over 65 minutes and featuring the following track listing:

1. The Crashing Waves
2. Something In the Way
3. The Fog
4. Sleepless
5. Lake of Fire
6. The Knife
7. Arborous Calm

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Norilsk Streaming "The Idea Of North"

Norilsk's "The Idea of North" has now been released via Hypnotic Dirge Records and can be streamed in full below or ordered at this location.

“The Idea of North” is a doom / death album crafted for the Winter season: it has slow and crushing riffs, death growls, and atmospheric arrangements. An evocation of an ominous presence over a vast wasteland, “The Idea of North” is a massive offering that triggers the imagination.

“The Idea of North” was recorded at Studio En-Phase in Montreal by Jean-Philippe Latour (Paroxysm, Fuck the Facts, Talamyus), and mixed at Pebble Studios in Ottawa by Mike Bond (Dissentient, Endemise, Loviatar, Signs of Chaos), while the artwork was designed by artist Sam Ford. The track listing is as follows:

1. Japetus
2. Planète heurt
3. Throa
4. La liberté aux ailes brisées
5. Nature morte
6. Postdam Glo
7. La Grande Noirceur
8. The Idea of North
9. Coeur de Loup (*exclusive to the CD) More...

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Borracho Releasing Split With Eggnogg

Palaver Records has announced the release of a new split 7” single featuring Washington, DC riff monopolizers Borracho and Brooklyn, New York-based genre-bending heavy rockers Eggnogg, to be released on March 19th.

The record will feature a brand new Borracho original “King’s Disease” and new Eggnogg tripper “Slugworth.” The limited edition of 300 copies will be available on black vinyl, with original artwork by Eggnogg’s own Justin Karol. Both tracks can now be streamed below.

The record is the first in Palaver Records’ new “Sludgy Erna Bastard” series, that aims to pair up and highlight some of the best heavy underground acts today. You can also catch Borracho live on these dates:

March 20 - Washington, DC @ The Pinch w/ Lo-Pan & Against the Grain
March 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Doctor Smoke, Wasted Theory
March 27 - York, PA @ The Depot w/ Doctor Smoke & Wasted Theory
March 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Elder, Fortress & The Convocation
April 25 - Stroudsburg, PA @ The Livingroom
June 7 - Washington, DC @ The Pinch w/ Mos Generator, Wounded Giant & Wasted Theory More...

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Ered Signs With War Anthem Records

Barcelona's black/death metal band Ered has inked a worldwide record deal with War Anthem Records (Bombs of Hades, Graveyard, Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Tormented).

Spawned back in 1996 and with two full-lengths and a handful of demos and a split release under its belt, the band preserves the flame of traditional black/death metal. Ered will release 3rd album "Night of Eternal Doom," produced at Moontower Studios and mastered at Necromorbus Studio (Sweden), in June 2015. More...

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Kopper8 Posts "Requiem" Video

French Southern thrash / stoner metal outfit Kopper8 has a new video clip out now for the song "Requiem," directed by Dejan Ilic of Reminiscence Films. Check it out below.

The video follows a debut self-titled EP release, recorded by Stef Buriez (Loudblast) at E-Factory Studio. Now, Kopper8 is about to enter in studio to record a first full-length album expected out this Fall.

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Ashcloud Posts Full New Album Online

Ashcloud's "Abandon All Light" just saw release via Xtreem Music, and now all the tracks are available online for streaming in the Bandcamp player below. The death metal album's track listing is as follows:

1. Under Dödens Vingar (pt.1)
2. Abandon All Light
3. A Hunderd Years of Darkness
4. Devoured Alive
5. Drowning in Your Own Blood
6. Watch Your Children Burn
7. The Second Wind is Coming
8. Under Dödens Vingar (pt.2) More...

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Enslavement Streaming EP Online

U.K. death metal band Enslavement's full debut EP "Born Into Servitude" is available online for streaming. The track listing is as follows:

1. Blood Covered Scriptures 05:09
2. Malevolution 02:50
3. Dethroned 03:11
4. Human Osteoclast 04:39

You can also snag your own digital copy of the tracks by heading over to the Enslavement Bandcamp page here. More...

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Minsk Streams "The Way Is Through"

With the official unveiling of "The Crash & The Draw" - the imminent new full-length from Illinois avant sound exhibitionists Minsk - now less than one month away, today Steel For Brains present eighth movement "The Way Is Through" for communal ingestion. Listen in below.

Slated to drop via Relapse Records this Spring, Minsk's "The Crash & The Draw" follows the eclectic collective's six-year hiatus and delivers eleven arresting movements. In related news, Minsk will bring sonic rituals to the stages of Europe next month commencing with an appearance at this year's Roadburn Fest with additional live ceremonies to be announced in the months to come. More...

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Abiotic Posts "The Absence Of Purity" Guitar Video

Abiotic is set to release new album "Casuistry" on April 21st via Metal Blade Records. Today the band has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com to release a new video for the song "The Absence of Purity."

The track features a guest solo from Between the Buried and Me's Paul Waggoner, which the band had to learn after Waggoner tracked it in the studio. Check out the clip below.

In support of the album, the band will be hitting the road starting this April for an extensive North American tour. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...

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Spectral Darkwave Posts Second Studio Clip

Last week symphonic death/doom trio Spectral Darkwave released part one of a two part documentary which showcases the journey of Spectral Darkwave and how debut album "Last First Contact" came to be.

The band has now released the second installment, in which the viewer can learn more about the guitar and vocal tracking. Check it out below. More...

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Counting Days Signs With Mascot

Mascot Label Group is thrilled to announce the signing of British metalcore outfit Counting Days. Mascot comments:

"Made up of former members of TRC, Heights, and Last Witness, they have already whipped up a frenzy in the underground due to their exhilarating live performances, intricate riffing and unrelenting intensity.

"Following on from last years’ critically acclaimed ‘The War of the Wolf’ EP; this summer they will be heading into the studio to record with producer Fredrik Nordstrom (At the Gates, Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Architects) at Fredman Studios in Göteborg, Sweden for their debut album to be released late 2015."

On the signing, guitarist Charlie Wilson said: “We're really excited to be working with a strong label with such a diverse roster as Mascot Label Group, It has also been a dream to work with Fredrik Nordstrom at Fredman Studios for a very long time, he has recorded some of my favourite classic and modern metal albums over the last 20 years and we're glad we're entering the studio with such strong material. We are stoked.”

On bringing them on to the label, owner Ed Van Zijl also said, "More and more metal will find its way to MLG, as initially we started as a metal label. Counting Days are one hell of a cool band and I am sure they will get noted" with President of Mascot North America Ron Burman also saying, "From my first listen, I was hooked to Counting Days raw in your face aggressive power, they are an important addition to building our metal roster.” More...

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Destiny Posts Anniversary Album Trailer

Destiny's 33rd anniversary album was originally going to be called "The Incompatibility Of Philosophical Terminology," but for several reasons that title was scrapped in favor of "Climate Change." The front cover was created by Mattias Norén.

"Climate Change" will be released in 2015 and will contain five newly recorded songs from the eighties that have never before been released, as well as nine re-recorded album tracks.

The album will also feature special guest Adde Larsson on the drums on 13 of the 14 tracks, as well as guest performances from former Destiny members. Destiny is:

Jonas Heidgert - vocals
Stefan Björnshög - bass
Michael Åberg - gitarist
Kane Svantesson - drums More...

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Vesperia Announces New EP

Following a steady period of complete recluse, Canada's Vesperia has burst forth through the gates of sequestration and begun to fans the embers that will surely become an inferno.

After recently announcing the band's new lineup with the addition of talented young drummer (and son of Lawrence Gowan), Dylan Gowan, Vesperia now plans on entering the studio next month to record a short EP follow-up to 2013's "An Olden Tale."

The title for the upcoming EP will be called "The Iron Tempest" and will span around 18 - 24 minutes long. Helming the engineering side of the effort will be Ryan Bovaird (frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow's Die). The artwork below was created by none other than Vesperia's frontman Morgan Rider at his own White North Studios.

In addition, Vesperia will be performing a string of intimate shows throughout Canada - including an exclusive show with Septicflesh from Greece, Moonspell, from Portugal and Deathstars from Sweden. The dates are as follows:

03.13 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar
03.14 - London, ON - The APK
04.17 - Kingston, ON - Overtime
04.18 - Belleville, ON - Belle Pub
04.24 - Sudbury, ON - Little Montreal
04.25 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
05.13 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House (w/ Septicflesh, Moonspell & Deathstars) More...

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Astral Doors Posts New Music Video

Swedish metal act Astral Doors, featuring Civil War/Wuthering Heights frontman Nils Patrik Johansson, released a new music video for the track "Last Temptation of Christ." The song appears on the band's latest album "Notes From the Shadows," which is available now via Metalville Records see review here).

Check out the clip here:

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Fateful Finality Posts Lyric Video For New Track

German metal act Fateful Finality released a lyric video for the new track "Get Things Straight." The song is taken from the upcoming release "Battery," which is set for release in Germany on March 20th and the rest of Europe on March 23rd via Steamhammer/SPV. The album is the second release and follow up to the 2011 debut "King of Torture."

Check out "Get Things Straight" here:

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Animality Posts New Song

Hailing from Nashville,Tennessee the technical death metal/deathcore outfit Animality has posted a new song titled "Bloodspatter Brainmatter" taken from the group's new upcoming EP. A release date for the still untitled EP is no fixed yet.

Check out the new track now below.

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Alkaloid Posts New Song "The Malkuth Grimoire"

New progressive and technical death metal supergroup Alkaloid - featuring singer Morean (Dark Fortress, Noneuclid), drummer Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist), guitarists Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) and Danny Tunker (Aborted, ex-God Dethroned), and bassist Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Noneuclid) - has posted the title track from their debut album "The Malkuth Grimoire".

This supergroup’s 73-minute debut album is an entirely DIY effort. It was financed through a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, produced by Alkaloid, and recorded by Hannes Grossmann at Sound-of-Mordor Studio in Nuremberg, Germany. "The Malkuth Grimoire" is now set to drop on March 17 and can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp HERE.

You can now stream the title track below.

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Veld Announces New Album's Release Date

Formed in 1995, the Vitebsk-based death metal band Veld (currently consisting of Polish and Belarusian musicians) managed to record three full-length albums before disbanding in 2008.

Seven years later, a new album titled "Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian" is now finally about to be released. The album is set to drop April 8th in a limited-edition, six-panel digipack with 20 pages of artwork via Lacerated Enemy Records.

It can be ordered in physical form here. Digital pre-orders are available at this location. A lyric video for the track "World In Obscure" can also now be seen below.

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Irreversible Mechanism Premieres New Song

Technical death metal outfit Irreversible Mechanism premieres its new song "Infinite Fields" - the title track from the band's debut album "Infinite Fields" featuring Lyle Cooper (ex-The Faceless, Absvrdist) on drums. The album is set to drop March 31st via Blood Music (Finland/USA).

Highly recommended for fans of The Faceless, Spawn Of Possession, Raising The Veil, Arsis, Necrophagist, etc.

Check out now "Infinite Fields" below.

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A Horse Called War Reuniting

A Horse Called War has officially reformed: the U.K. sludgecore group is due to hit the stage next month and will also release a new EP. The band comments:

"Ten years on since the band's original formation and five years on since the split, A Horse Called War will be rearing its ugly head in 2015. Currently writing new material and speaking to record labels, the band plans to release a new EP in August. New merchandise will be available soon. A Horse Called War is kicking back hard!"

The following live dates have been confirmed:

11th April 2015 – Norwich, Blueberry with Art of Burning Water, Three Thrones, Jottnarr
12th April 2015 – Birmingham, Scruffy Murphy’s with Burden of the Noose
25th July 2015 – London, The Windmill, Summer Sizzler with Raging Speedhorn, Gurt
23rd August 2015 – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s, South Coast Noise Society all day event More...

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Dischordia Streaming Decapitated Cover

Following the release of a genre-bending cover of Thrice's "All The World Is Mad," Dischordia has unveiled the second cut off upcoming new covers EP, "Sources."

Check out Dischordia's version of the Decapitated track "Three Dimensional Defect" below.

"Sources shows where Dischordia's influences clearly came from," says Dean Martinetti, Media Manager for Rogue Records America. "The influence is there, but in true Dischordia style, they pull it together in their own unique way."

Sources will be released entirely for free on March 17th through Rogue Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Three Dimensional Defect ­- Written by Decapitated
2. All The World Is Mad ­- Written by Thrice
3. Sugar Coated Sour ­- Written by The Dillinger Escape Plan
4. Don’t Go Into That Barn -­ Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan More...

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