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Metal News for March 13, 2016

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5 news articles posted on this day.

Verdun Streaming "Self-Inflicted Mutilation"

French sludge / doom outfit Verdun is on the verge of releasing new album "The Eternal Drift's Canticles," set to drop April 29th, 2016 through Throatruiner Records, Head Records and Lost Pilgrims Records (2xLP & CD).

Today the track "Self-Inflicted Mutilation" comes online and can be heard below, while the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Mankind Seppuku
2. Self Inflicted Mutalitation
3. Dark Matter Crisis
4. Glowing Shadows
5. Jupiter's Coven More...

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Awaken The Shadow Posts Lyric Video

New York City band, Awaken The Shadow, is gearing up for the March 11th release of debut album "Life Beyond The Curse," with a lyric video for the single “The Hunter" now online.

"Life Beyond The Curse" was produced/mixed by bass player Ali Hassan with the help from the rest of the band (Taylor Paul – vocals, Aaron Joos – guitar, Sean Salant – guitar) and mastered by UE Nastasi (New Years Day, Lamb of God, Panic! At The Disco) at Sterling Sound.

"We are so excited and proud to finally release the first single,” says singer Taylor Paul of the song. “'The Hunter' is from the point of view of someone who may or may not realize they are in an abusive relationship, be it mentally or physically. The idea that you’re so in love with this person that you can’t see yourself ever leaving, but at the same time knowing this person could be poison. All the while your significant other is always on the hunt looking for their own self-gratification, and doing whatever is necessary to keep their partner mentally caged."

Taylor adds, “The lyric video was put together by the super talented Shan Dan Horan (President of Artery Recordings) and his company Shadow Born Group.” More...

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Ommadon Releasing New Album

Medusa Crush Recordings is proud to announce that the 8th of April, 2016 will see the release of the latest full length from Scottish doom duo, Ommadon.

Following on from the 2015 "Empathy For The Wicked" release on Golden Antenna, the Ommadon pair's new LP sees them conjure up another 40+ minutes worth of their innovative take on punishing, instrumental doom-drone.

This self-titled album will be a co-release with Burning World Records (Netherlands) & Dry Cough (Manchester) More...

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Sunday Old School: Cryptic Slaughter

Where would this column be without thrash metal? For that matter, where would metal itself be without thrash? It massively changed the genre by taking the sounds of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and turning them into something more ferocious, not only influencing many of younger headbangers, but also helping to create other successful genres such as death metal via bands like Possessed and Kreator, as well as black metal through the proto-black metal music of Celtic Frost, Bulldozer and Mercyful Fate. Beyond new areas, thrash metal also created a direct offspring of its own, after its marriage to hardcore punk, creating crossover thrash in the process. A number of beloved thrash bands belong in this category, from D.R.I. to Stormtroopers Of Death to today’s featured band, Cryptic Slaughter.

Cryptic Slaughter band began life in 1984, the brainchild of Les Evans, Scott Peterson and Adam Scott, all of whom were under the age of 18. The trio met through their participation in the American Youth Soccer League and were soon joined by another young soccer player named, Bill Crooks, who was appointed the bassist of the group. Scott didn’t last long however due to conflicts about school, so Crooks took over the vocal position, with a new bass player named Rob Nicholson was brought in, though until after the band had recorded their first demo, "Life in Grave." More...

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South By Southwest 2016 Schedule

Chuck Loesch of 101 X, No Control Radio posted information on the metal bands appearing at South By South West 2016 (SXSW).

Monday 3/14/16

Wicked Bad Concerts/ at the Swan Dive FREE w/ RSVP

7:00pm - Smoky Mirror
8:00pm - The Dirty Seeds
9:00pm - Summit
10:00pm - Oddfellows
11:00pm - White Dog
12:00am - Black Tabs

7:30pm - Mountain Rag
8:30pm - Ladykiller
9:30pm - Foxmoor Express
10:30pm - Thunderkief
11:30pm - Orcanaut

7:15pm - Amplified Heat
8:15pm - Greenbeard
9:15pm - R.I.P.
10:15pm - Crypt Trip
11:15pm - Glitter Wizard
12:15am - The Great Electric Quest More...

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