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Metal News for March 12, 2015

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36 news articles posted on this day.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Hot For Teacher

Do you like big, scary tits and David Lee Roth era Van Halen? If yes, well then, I’ve got a video for you. More...

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Full Devil Jacket Releases New Video

Full Devil Jacket has debuted an all new music video via Loudwire.com for the title track off upcoming LP "Valley Of Bones."

Vocalist Josh Brown comments: "We cut all the footage for 'Valley of Bones' in one day in a little town on the outskirts of our hometown of Jackson, TN. The video director Rob Nielson at Wired Films did a great job of putting the images together. He combined my artwork with live footage. He did a fantastic job."

The band will release "Valley Of Bones" on March 31st, 2015 via eOne Music. See Full Devil Jacket live on these dates:

3/12 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Daytona Bike Week
3/13 – Melbourne, FL @ County Line Saloon
3/14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Beach Blvd
3/15 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
3/17 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
3/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
3/20 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
3/21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/22 – Beckley, WV @ Muncheez
3/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
3/25 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
3/26 – Fredericksburg, VA @ Hard Times
3/27 – Lancaster, OH @ Mickey’s Bar
3/28 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
3/29 – Racine, WI @ Route 20
3/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music
4/1 – Laporte, IN @ Johnny’s Roadhouse
4/2 – St. Louis, MO @ The Mad Magician
4/3 – Dallas, TX @ Trees More...

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Kommandant Unveils New Album

Kommandant has revealed new album "The Architects Of Extermination" is due out on April 27th via ATMF. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"It’s a quantic challenge anytime Kommandant are ready to perform their new metal aggression to the scene. 'The Architects Of Extermination' doesn’t make any exception and it’s representing a milestone in the growth of the band and the evolution of the black metal experience.

"The hardest matter in talking about the Kommandant musical form is not by discussing about the patterns but to try to analyse the methods in forging an atmosphere that has a strong ability to surround the listener with a familiar but at the same time so pristine feeling.

"The industrial and martial mood is in fact so deeply merged in to the chords of the metal riffs that it sounds reactive and inappropriate to evoke the term of the industrial music. We’re mostly talking about an industrial black metal attitude with a threatening martial atmosphere.

"The guitar riffs have a strong heavy impact, a large manifestation of the tones, but the incredible personal feeling shows on the guise and terminal shape of the Architects’ monument. Strength, unity and enthralling magnitude is the outcome of this new powerful creature. The song 'Killing Word' will be a bonus track exclusively available on the 600 copies Digipak first edition."

1. Let our Vengeance Rise
2. The Architects of Extermination
3. Oedipism
4. Aquisition of Power
5. Killing Word
6. And Nation Shall Rise Against Nation
7. Rise and Fall of Empire
8. Onward To Extinction More...

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Orbweaver Recruits New Drummer

Miami's hallucinatory metal collective Orbweaver is pleased to welcome Nick Augusto (ex-Trivium/Maruta) to the drum stool.

Currently immersed in the pre-production stages for a next album at Shadowlit Studios, Augusto's authoritative drum style and sense of musical adventure adds a new creative dimension to Orbweaver's already eclectic brand of pummeling.

Comments Augusto of uniting with band: "I'm happy to have been asked to be a part Orbweaver. We have all played shows with each other's bands in the past and have been friends in this scene for quite some time now. I've jammed with [guitarist/vocalist] Randy [Piro] before, so the timing was right when we got a hold of each other to join forces and write new material. Looking forward to what this new CD and the future holds for Orbweaver!"

"Hexagram 23" is the working title of Orbweaver's forthcoming full-length. The record follows debut EP, "Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon." See the band live on these dates:

3/26/2015 Churchill's Pub - Miami, FL w /Mutilation Rites, Mantar
4/03/2015 Churchill's Pub - Miami, FL w/ Insatanity, Koroidia
5/08/2015 Churchill's Pub - Miami, FL w/ Cave Of Swimmers (CD release), Shroud Eater

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Chugger Posts "The Grid" Video

Chugger just released a new official music video for the track "The Grid," taken from upcoming full-length album "Human Plague."

Production and editing for the video was completed by the band using footage shot during the recording process of the "Human Plague" album. Check it out below.

"Human Plague" is the band's debut full length album and second release overall. The album will be released on CD and in digital format by Rambo Music, a division of GAIN Music Entertainment / Sony Music on April 1st. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Grid
2. Virus (watch the music video here)
3. Rust
4. Never Alone (feat. Maria Strandén)
5. Feed The Fire
6. Ignorance Divine
7. Five Feet Down
8. Cut Out From Hell
9. The Pendulum Swing
10. Endgame
11. Human Plague More...

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Leaves' Eyes Signs With AFM

After several successful tours around the globe, Leaves' Eyes is back in Mastersound Studio and also just signed a deal with AFM Records.

"We couldn’t be happier with our choice to sign with AFM Records,“ says lead singer Liv Kristine. "We wanted a trustful and true partner and we feel that with Jochen and his whole team."

Singer and producer Alexander Krull states: "We are more than happy to sign with AFM Records! It’s incredible to team up with Jochen Richert and his entire supportive staff! We have known Jochen for years and also worked successfully together in the past. This is the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Leaves' Eyes!"

Jochen Richert (AFM Records) had this to say: “When you get the chance to work with such an incredible band, you just have to do it. Leaves' Eyes are one of the leading bands in their genre and we know that Liv and her band are professional in every way. In addition, we know each other for many years and get along so well. So Leaves' Eyes for us is the 'total package' and we are delighted and proud to be their new label home."

Nils Wasko (AFM Creative Director) adds: "I can only agree here: it's a pleasure to have Leaves' Eyes on board now. Liv is an icon of the gothic & symphonic metal scene and has led both Theatre Of Tragedy and later Leaves' Eyes to international fame. We are really looking forward to this new collaboration."

This coming May, Leaves' Eyes will hit the roads of U.K. and then tour across Latin America and play at several summer festivals. In the second half of 2015 the fans can expect the upcoming longed-for opus to finally drop.

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4Arm Posts "Poisoned Mind" Lyric Video

Metal thrashers 4Arm just released the brand new track "Poisoned Mind," taken from the band's upcoming album, "Survivalist," which will drop on April 20th.

Check out the new lyric video below, and you can also pre-order "Survivalist" at Bandcamp here. The pre-order deal gives you two selected tracks for immediate download upon purchasing the album, either physical or digital.

"Survivalist" was mixed by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium) and features artwork designed by Colin Marks. The track listing is:

1. Eyes Of The Slain
2. Fragment Of A Dream
3. Poisoned Mind
4. Poverty Of Flesh
5. Lights Out
6. In Living Decay
7. Ignitor
8. Survivalist More...

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A Minor Error Releases "Suds For Spuds"

Philadelphia's A Minor Error just released debut EP "Suds For Spuds." You can stream the entire record at the band's website here, and check out a playthrough video for the opening track "Onward! To Infamy!" in the player below.

A Minor Error features five members of wildly varying musical tastes converging together to create their own blend of progressive metal. While many progressive metal bands tend to take themselves very seriously, AME attempts to add ta unique sense of humor to every song. However, you won't find any lack of focus or care in the writing. Each song is carefully crafted to showcase sing-able melodies paired alongside technical proficiency. More...

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Gabe Seeber Posts Dimmu Borgir Drum Cover

Gabe Seeber, drummer for Sacramento, CA's modern death metal juggernaut The Kennedy Veil, has released a new drum cover video performing Dimmu Borgir's "Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny." Check it out below.

Produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, California and featuring the debut of vocalist, Taylor Wientjes, The Kennedy Veil's debut album "Trinity Of Falsehood" is out now and can be streamed at this location.

In the last few years, Gabe has managed to tour across North America and Europe, not only from hitting the road with The Kennedy Veil, but also as the touring drummer for tech death titans, Decrepit Birth, as well as touring with his former band Alterbeast. More...

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Abyss Reveals "Prophecies Of Churning Horror"

The newest slab of executioner-style Northern death metal mayhem from Abyss has been delivered today as the Ontario-based mob prepares for the "Heretical Anatomy" debut LP to strike via 20 Buck Spin.

The fifth track from Abyss' eight-course "Heretical Anatomy" bloodfeast comes in the form of "Prophecies Of Churning Horror," which can be heard below, courtesy of Steel For Brains.

Recorded and engineered by Chris Hegge at Audiolab, Toronto in the grip of Winter 2014, Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust adds his touch to the production of "Heretical Anatomy," mixing and mastering Abyss's malformed death metal and the horror of its Lovecraftian persona.

"Heretical Anatomy" will see release through 20 Buck Spin on LP and digital formats April 14th, 2015. More...

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Valkyrie Posts Album Trailer

Relapse Records will release a new LP from Valkyrie called "Shadows" on May 19th, and a teaser trailer is now available below. The label comments:

"Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia's Valkyrie return with their third full length Shadows, one of the year's best guitar-driven, heavy rock records.

"Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues-based riffs, Valkyrie sound like the perfect blend ofAmerican style doom rock bands like Pentagram or Spirit Caravan and classic hard rock like Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash, and Deep Purple.

"Where Pete Adams' other band Baroness focuses more on the modern proggy and poppy side of metal, Valkyrie looks to proto metal trailblazers for influence while injecting plenty of current day inspiration. Produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Leviathan, YOB), 'Shadows' is the perfect summer heavy rock record!"

1. Mountain Stomp
2. Golden Age
3. Temple
4. Shadow of Reality
5. Wintry Plains
6. Echoes (Of The Way We Lived)
7. Carry On More...

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Simbiose Streaming Full Album

“Trapped”, the sixth full-length album from Portuguese grind/crust group Simbiose, is due out next Monday, March 16th via Anticorpos Records.

Today Invisible Oranges offers fans an advance stream of this crushing new record in its entirety - listen in below.

Pre-orders for the CD version of “Trapped” in a t-shirt bundle are now available by contacting anticorposportugal@gmail.com. More...

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Sabaton Releasing Deluxe Edition Of "Heroes"

Swedish heavy metal institution Sabaton released seventh full-length record "Heroes" on May 16th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Today the band announces the U.S. release of the "Heroes" deluxe edition, a 3-disc limited edition version, out on April 7th. Limited to 5,000 copies, this deluxe edition includes two discs of live audio recorded on the 2014 Sabaton Cruise in addition to the original ten "Heroes" album tracks. The full track listing is:

Disc 1 - "Heroes"
01. Night Witches
02. No Bullets Fly
03. Smoking Snakes
04. Inmate 4859
05. To Hell And Back
06. The Ballad Of Bull
07. Resist And Bite
08. Soldier Of 3 Armies
09. Far From The Fame
10. Hearts Of Iron More...

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Deez Nuts Releases New Video

Deez Nuts just released the "Face This On My Own" music video, which is the second track to be released from forthcoming album "Word Is Bond" (due out April 21st). Check it out below, courtesy of AbsolutePunk.net.

The video was made in Melbourne earlier this year and was shot in just one take, along the street that frontman JJ Peters lives on. Peters comments:

"I can't wait to drop 'Face This On My Own!' 'Word Is Bond' is heavier, faster and more aggressive album no doubt... but we haven't forgotten about the anthems, and prove that with 'Face This On My Own.' Hopefully this track is gonna have people chanting along and swilling beers arm in arm. The video was fun to make and probably one of my favourites to date!" More...

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Ape Machine Releasing LP / DVD Set

Ape Machine is set to release the "Live At Freak Valley" LP / DVD set via Ripple Music on May 26th, 2015. Stream the new live track "Wear Me Out" via the SoundCloud player below.

Having recently toured the U.S. and Europe in support of latest full-length album "Mangled By The Machine," Ape Machine is also set to hit the road this month in support of "Live At Freak Valley."

The release was filmed and recorded at the Freak Valley Festival in Germany last year and features Ape Machine’s blistering hour-long performance in front of a sold-out festival crowd. See the band live on these dates:

March 12 – Star Theater (Portland, OR)
March 13 – Club 66 (Ashland, OR)
March 14 – Cafe Coda (Chico, CA)
March 15 – Audie's (Fresno, CA)
March 16 – Slide Bar (Fullerton, CA)
March 17 – JR's (Sierra Vista, AZ)
March 18 – Blue Max (Midland, TX)
March 19 – Eastdown Warehouse (Houston, TX)
March 20 – DIY Spot (Tyler, TX)
March 21 – SXSW Official Showcase on the Monster Energy Stage (Austin, TX)
March 21 – Fuzzed Out (Lola's) (Ft. Worth, TX)
March 23 – Flycatcher (Tucson, AZ)
March 24 – Casbah (San Diego, CA)
March 25 – The Saloon (Encinitas, CA)
March 26 – El Rio (San Francisco, CA)
March 27 – Black Forest (Eugene, OR)
March 28 – The Mix – (Seattle, WA) More...

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Deathwish Signs Record Deal

Milwaukee-based Beer City Skateboards And Records has signed Deathwish for a three album deal, beginning with debut LP, "Out For Blood," which will be released on Record Store Day.

In addition, Deathwish has been confirmed to hit the road on tour with the likes of legendary acts MDC, Raw Power, Deviated Instinct, and more in the months ahead. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Hailing from Northern Wisconsin, with members from Wartorn, Dresden, The Parish and more, Deathwish is a fierce, motorcharged quartet that annihilates everything in its path. Elements of punk, hardcore, and straight-up rock with an extremely rapid pace unite in the band's sound, making them prime for ragers and rockers who frequent Motörhead, GBH, Disfear, Zeke and Midnight LPs or can't get enough of the circle pit. Following successful tours and the lightning-fast depletion of their debut 7", the band hit the studio right away and now strike out with their debut LP, 'Out For Blood.'

"Delivering nine, relentless, guitar-driven, take-no-prisoners tracks that topple everything in earshot, Deathwish recorded 'Out For Blood' with Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording, after which the platter was mastered by Jack Control (Severed Head of State, World Burns to Death) at Enormous Door Mastering. Finalized with artwork by Marald, Randall Witte and Doomsday Graphics, the vinyl version of 'Out For Blood' will debut as an official Record Store Day release on Saturday, April 18th, limited to 1000 copies on translucent red vinyl, as well as digital release, and a very limited edition cassette version on OSD Press and Berzerker Records. Beer City will release the CD version with full distribution on May 12th."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Population Zero
2. Deathwish
3. Out For Blood
4. Six Bullet Roulette
5. Balance Of Power
6. As The Fire Rises
7. Flat-Line
8. Cold Day In Hell
9. Unholy Bastards More...

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Akhlys Reveals New Album

Akhlys - the new band of Naas Alcameth from Nightbringer - is about to release first album "The Dreaming I." Debemur Morti Productions comments:

"Yes, we know, you are busy listening to the new Enslaved and Leviathan albums (great ones!) and the only thing in sight that matters to you is the new Arcturus opus - which we are also totally thrilled about - BUT, trust us, take a small break and dedicate a few (12!) minutes to discover this incredible new project!

"What we have on the menu for you today is the first excerpt from 'The Dreaming I,' an edited version of 'Consummation' is streaming at SoundCloud.

"Obviously, like every modern citizen on this doomed planet, you're on the internet, you're busy, you're stressed, and you have no time to spend on another new band. Guess what? The song is fucking long (although it is has been edited!) and you'll probably just hear the first few seconds... That would be a pity! Again, try take a small break and give this a chance because YOU will be rewarded as soon as it unveils its majesty!

"Since having a majestic album of sounds was not enough, as you can see below, we hired the talented David Herrerias to create the sumptuous cover art. Give your eyes as well as your ears a gift, yes, and enjoy all the details of this beauty."

The track listing for "The Dreaming I" will consist of the following hymns:

1. Breath And Levitation
2. Tides Of Oneiric Darkness
3. Consummation
4. The Dreaming Eye
5. Into The Indigo Abyss More...

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Apophys Streaming "Miscreants"

Apophys' "Prime Incursion" full-length release is slated to slay the masses via Metal Blade Records next month.

Mixed by vocalist Kevin Quilligan and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance etc.), the record boasts nine vicious hymns of sci-fi-tinged death metal centered on themes ranging from transcendental travel, rapid evolutionary progression, global epidemics, and artificial intelligence in all-out war with their makers.

In celebration of its release, today brutality portal No Clean Singing is hosting second cut, "Miscreants," for public broadcast. Listen in below. Comments the band of the latest single:

"'Miscreants' tells a tale about experimental creation. The song develops itself around this story. First there is the experiment, lead on by a grooving start. Then there is the realization of failure; the experiment has gone horribly wrong. The last phase is the destruction of the experiment. Lead by a furious, blast beat-ridden climax to end." More...

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Thrashback Thursday: Unleash The Dogs Of War

Hirax are truly one of those old school thrash bands that define the term, "hidden gem." Beneath the big names of Anthrax and Slayer and the not quite as famous names such as Testament and Death Angel, there's some excellent groups to be found, and one of the first that I found in my search for more thrash, as well as one of my personal favourites, was Hirax. They were formed in Orange County, California in 1984 and were led by their charismatic singer, Katon W. De Pena, unique for not only being one of the few black musicians in the thrash scene, but for his one of a kind singing voice, with a cadence all of his own. They released two albums, "Raging Violence" and "Hate, Fear and Power,"before losing their record deal, independently releasing a demo entitled, "Blasted In Bangkok," before Katon left the group to start a new outfit called Phantasm with Gene Hoglan and original Metallica bass player Ron McGovney, while Hirax brought in former Exodus singer Paul Baloff for a brief period before disbanding altogether.

Over time, underground interest had built up and in 2000, Katon decided to bring the band back, convincing original members Scott Owen, Gary Monardo, and John Tabares to join in as well and release the "El Diablo Negro" EP later that year. Within time, there was a major lineup shift and Katon was left as the sole original member, putting together an all new lineup in time to record and release a new album, "The New Age Of Terror" in 2004. It was an excellent return for the band, cited by some critics as the best in their catalogue and featured some fantastic tracks such as, "Hostile Territory" and "Hell On Earth," but the song which stood out for me, was the closing, "Unleash the Dogs of War," which contains one of the catchiest chouruses in thrash metal history and a punishing intro. It also showcases Katon's voice perfectly and was a big part of what made "The New Age of Terror" not just a great album, but a great statement that the old thrash metal bands who had returned or were considering returning, could still rock out as hard as ever and teach the young guns a thing or two. More...

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Them County Bastardz Posts Music Video

The Canadian rednecks from Them County Bastardz have teamed up with Exclaim.ca for the premiere of their latest music video "The Bastard." Check it out below.

"The Bastards" hails from newly released debut album "Sick Daze" (Smokehouse Records), which is available digitally through iTunes and Bandcamp. Vocalist Andrew Watson comments on the new clip:

"This video shows our view of what a bastard is in the modern world. It was our first attempt at a video, and was a hell of a good time for all involved. Everyone you see is part of our music family. I would like to thank SmokeHouse Productions, for working in cahoots with us. Thanks to Kenny Rogers (Not that Kenny Rogers) for the use of the Super Bee, which almost ended this video in a speeding ticket. I hope you all enjoy it, Cheers!" More...

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Sorcerer Throws Open "The Gates Of Hell"

Doom on metal heads! Classic metal outfit Sorcerer just dropped another track off upcoming Metal Blade debut "In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross," due out March 24th.

Stand before "The Gates Of Hell" below, courtesy of a stream hosted by the fine doom lovers at TheObelisk.net. To hear more from Sorcerer, be sure to catch the previously posted track "Sumerian Script" at this location.

Pre-orders for "In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross" are available now through Metal Blade. The full track listing is:

1. The Dark Tower of the Sorcerer
2. Sumerian Script
3. Lake of the Lost Souls
4. Excorcise the Demon
5. In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross
6. Prayers for a King
7. The Gates of Hell
8. Pagans Dance More...

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Within Silence Inks Record Deal

Ulterium Records is proud to announce the signing of melodic metal band Within Silence. The band's debut album "Gallery of Life" will be released on May 8th in Europe and on May 12th in North America. Ulterium comments:

"Strong musicianship and the ability to write interesting songs with memorable melodies makes Within Silence a band to be reckoned with for years to come. The debut album 'Gallery of Life' got everything from up-tempo power metal tracks like 'Silent Desire' and 'Emptiness of Night' to pounding metal tracks like 'The Last Drop of Blood' to epic metal songs like 'Road to the Paradise.'

"'Gallery of Life' will be a perfect album for fans of bands like Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius and Theocracy and fans of melodic metal in general. The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund at Darkgrove Design [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani]."

A teaser trailer is available below, and the track listing is as follows:

01. Intro
02. Silent Desire
03. Emptiness of Night
04. Elegy of Doom
05. The Last Drop of Blood
06. Love is Blind
07. Anger and Sorrow
08. Judgement Day
09. The World of Slavery
10. Road to the Paradise
11. Outro More...

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Maid Myriad Confirms U.S. Trek

Ohio's progressive/melodic post-hardcore trio Maid Myriad has confirmed a massive six-week U.S. tour for most of April and May, co-headlining the entire nearly forty-city run with Madison, Wisconsin's The Fine Constant.

The "Woven In Haste" tour 2015 begins on April 9th, as both bands kick things off with shows in their respective hometowns. The next night, the bands rendezvous in Erie, Pennsylvania for the first show together, and then wind through the entire country together through May 23rd, closing down in Maid Myriad's home of Akron.

In October, Maid Myriad released debut album, "With Haste On Its Breath," through Nefarious Industries, the DIY label co-operated by the band's drummer, Greg Meisenberg. More...

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Executer Takes A "Helliday"

Brazilian thrash outfit Executer has a new music video out today for "Helliday," which can be seen below and is the title track off the band's latest album.

The clip contains images of the band’s European tour held last year, captured by photographer Reginaldo Leme. "Helliday" was released by Kill Again Records and recorded at Pinola Studio. More...

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Cold Signs With Napalm Records

U.S. rock outfit Cold just signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Hailing from Florida, the alt metal / hard rock stars have sold over one million records in the U.S.

The band comments: "Cold is honored to join with Napalm Records! We look forward to making music with a company that has kept Artist integrity intact."

Sebastian Muench from Napalm Records adds: "We are absolutely excited to announce the signing of Jacksonville's alternative / hard rock band Cold! 'Year of the Spider' (2003), 'A Different Kind of Pain' 2005 & 'Superfiction' 2011 are among the most relevant and creative rock albums of the last decade or so..... tracks like 'Suffocate' & 'Stupid Girl' are simply brilliant! We are looking forward to a successful partnership!"

The band's upcoming record is scheduled for a 2016 release, with more official news coming soon.

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Fates Warning Announces U.S. Shows

Progressive metal masters Fates Warning will be touring the U.S. this coming October 2015 - initial confirmed dates are below, and more will be added in the coming weeks.

Fri, October 9 - Hartford, CT, Webster Theater
Sat, October 10 - Worcester, MA, Palladium
Sun, October 11 - Poughkeepsie, NY, The Chance
Fri, October 23 - Dallas, TX, Trees
Sat, October 24 - Houston, TX, Scout Bar
Sun, October 25 - San Antonio, TX, 210 Kapone's Live

In 2013, Fates Warning released an eleventh album (and first for the InsideOut label), "Darkness in a Different Light." Stay tuned for additional dates supporting the release. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Announces Upcoming Shows

Anaal Nathrakh has announced another run of European dates, which kicks off at the Royal Metal Festival in Aarhus, Denmark on April 11th, 2015.

Full details are available below. Anaal Nathrakh's eighth studio offering, "Desideratum," is out now on Metal Blade Records.

04/11 Arhus, DK Royal Metal Festival
04/14 Manchester, GB Sound Control
04/15 Glasgow, GB Audio
04/20 London, GB Black Heart
04/23 Leiden, NL Gebr de Nobel
04/25 Lille, FR Loudblast
04/26 Goes, NL T Beest
05/02 Wroclaw, PL Firejclub
05/24 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
07/03 Vana-Vigala, EE Hardrock Laager
07/04 Torgau, DE Inflammen
08/07 Gavle, SE Getawat Rock Fest
08/21 Kaltenbach, AT Kaltenbach Open Air More...

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King Parrot Signs With Agonia

Agonia Records just issued the following announcement about inking a new record deal with King Parrot:

"We're pleased to announce the signing of the Australian one-of-a-kind thrash metal / grindcore / punk entity, King Parrot. Hailing from Melbourne, the band released debut album 'Bite Your Head Off' in 2012, which gained high praise for its stand-out musical performance layered with black humour and nowadays rare, yet unique creativity.

"King Parrot's upcoming new album was recorded by Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) in Nodferatu’s Lair Studio and is set to land this spring via Agonia Records in Europe, Housecore Records in North America and Rocket/EVP in Australia."

On the new deal, the band commented: "Everyone at King Parrot is excited at the prospect of working with Agonia Records for Europe. We've heard nothing but excellent reports from other acts on their label and believe partnering with them in Europe will see us hit the territory more often. They believe in the band, and with this new album containing our best work to date, we want to spend a lot of time touring in Europe. We are currently undertaking our first Europe tour now, and getting a great response, so when this new album comes out we hope to be here a whole lot more! Bring it on!"

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Groan Posts EP Teaser

The cheekiest of doom bands, London's Groan, has confirmed itself as the number one party-stoner band in the U.K. and returned with a new EP, "Highrospliffics" (recorded by Sam Thredder of Slabdragger).

The EP will be available as a free digital download on March 23rd via Bandcamp. This week, the group has released a one-minute preview of the album, featuring music from "Run Out Of Fucks," which you should, ahem, perhaps watch before it gets taken down.

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Attack Vertical Unleashes "The Great Waste"

Ready for some aural punishment? Swiss outfit Attack Vertical will drop new album "The Great Waste" tomorrow - Friday, March 13th - but today we're premiering the entire disc online a day ahead of its release.

Experience the unrelenting riffs and devastating breakdowns in the player below. If you dig it, be sure to also pre-order a copy of the album through Tenacity Music here.

"The Great Waste" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Vladimir Cochet at Conatus Studio in Montreux, Switzerland. The full track listing is:

1. Black Sea
2. Democracy
3. Graveless
4. The Great Waste
5. The Way To Purify
6. End Of Life Demanded
7. Architect
8. Satan In My Mind
9. The Other One
10. Stillborn More...

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Unleash The Archer Reveals New Album

Unleash The Archer's new album is titled "Time Stands Still" and will be available June 26th in Europe and July 7th in North America. The artwork has now been unveiled (available below), and the track listing is as follows:

1. Northern Passage (Intro)
2. Frozen Steel
3. Hail Of The Tide
4. Tonight We Ride
5. Test Your Metal
6. Crypt
7. No More Heroes
8. Dreamcrusher
9. Going Down Fighting
10. Time Stands Still
11. Tonight We Ride (Video Edit) More...

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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Anvil Posts New Music Video "Hope In Hell"

Canadian metal veterans Anvil released a new music video for the track "Hope In Hell". The song is the title track of the latest studio release "Hope In Hell", which was issued back in May of 2013 via SPV/Steamhammer Records.

Check out now the video below:

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Suicide Silence Posts Pro-Shot Performance Clip

Suicide Silence has uploaded a video footage performing the song "Wake Up" live during the current "Stronger Than Faith" U.S. tour.

Check out now the live performance clip below.

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Infesting Swarm Posts New Song

German black metal outfit Infesting Swarm is streaming a new track titled "Der Lauf der Zeit" taken from the upcoming album "Desolation Road", which will be released via Art Of Propaganda on March 30.

Check out now "Der Lauf der Zeit" below.

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Dysteria Posts Full Album Stream

Hailing from UK, grindcore crust quartet Dysteria (featuring members of Dead Existence and Hate Fuck) will be releasing its furious debut album entitled "Fuck The Future" on vinyl this May. "Fuck The Future" was recorded at DSI Studios in Tottenham, North London.

Check it out now below.

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