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Metal News for March 15, 2013

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40 news articles posted on this day.

Memoir Of A Massacre Releases New EP

Back after a recent hiatus, Memoir of a Massacre returns with label debut, "Images," released via Project: Records on March 5th, 2013. The EP is now available for streaming through the SoundCloud player below or over at the band's Reverbnation page here, and the following press release was also issued:

"Taking a huge leap forward since their initial untitled EP, Memoir of a Massacre delivers an atmosphere of relentless metal greatness. Achieving a fuller, grittier sound, while maintaining their signature melodies, ‘Images’ marks the first official album recorded with new guitarist Ryan Baggett. With the addition of fulfilling harmonies and adding a new dimension to the heavier sound on the album, Memoir of a Massacre is constantly explores ways to create something brutal for everyone.

"With several live podcast, e-station features, album reviews and interviews under their belt, Memoir of a Massacre has been building the hype for ‘Images’ since September. The journey for an un-named album had begun almost immediately after the release of their first untitled EP in 2009. After extensive auditioning and an onslaught of studio mishaps, MOAM fans believed there would never be another CD released. Originally a last minute addition for a show, Ryan Baggett just seemed to fit right in with the band and was offered a full-time position in the band, bringing to life the first of many intensely melodic and vicious songs – ‘Nothing Left’. Since then, the band has made its leap from nu-metal to a combination of the heartfelt melodies, intense chugging guitars, and overall fast-paced beatings familiar with metalcore.

"In August of 2012, continuing on with its paranormal theme, the band announced its first single and recent crowd favorite, ‘Possession’. At the end of August, the band found itself once again missing a bass player and now on hiatus. More...

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Officium Triste Streaming New Track

Dutch metal band Officium Triste, featuring vocalist Pim Blankenstein (The 11th Hour), is streaming a second new song "Your Heaven, My Underworld." The song appears on the band's new LP "Mors Viri," which is due out March 18th via Hammerheart Records.

The track list is as follows:

1. Your Fall From Grace
2. Burning All Boats And Bridges
3. Your Heaven, My Underworld
4. Interludium
5. To The Gallows
6. The Wounded And The Dying (streaming here)
7. One With The Sea (Part II)
8. Like Atlas

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Divinity Compromised Reveals New Album Details

"A World Torn," the debut release from Chicago symphonic prog-metal band Divinity Compromised, will be unleashed to the world this Tuesday, March 19th. The album will be available in CD and MP3 format, and can be purchased through CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, as well as directly from the band.

Featuring in its ranks Lothar Keller (Sacred Dawn/The Skull) and Vito Marchese (Novembers Doom), Divinity Compromised began in 2009 and spent most of the next year honing its own style. The band's live debut came with a series of successful shows at Chicago venues such as the legendary Metro. The following press release was issued about the upcoming album:

"With influences ranging from Nevermore and Dream Theater to Queensryche and Evergrey, 'A World Torn' boasts beautifully orchestrated soundscapes, shredding guitars, and exquisite musicianship. Many of the album’s themes focus on mankind’s fascination with religion, destruction, and its own future as the world continues to crumble around us. Every spin of 'A World Torn' promises to take the listener on a sonic voyage that will not soon be forgotten!
Several live dates and festival appearances in support of 'A World Torn' are in the works for 2013, and will be listed on the band’s official website and Facebook page as information becomes available. Stay tuned!"

A full promo video for the release of “A World Torn“can be viewed here. The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Gaza Calling It Quits

Salt Lake City, Utah based act Gaza has decided to officially call it a day. The band only issued the following brief statement online:

"Gaza is no longer a band. A big thank you to anyone that has supported us. Some of us will continue to make music together."

Gaza's third album "No Absolutes in Human Suffering" was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (Torche, Today Is the Day) and released last year on Black Market Activities. Further details on upcoming projects from the members of Gaza will be announced as they are made available. You can also still hear the band's music via Facebook.

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Contacting Nebulas Streaming New Track

Contacting Nebulas has posted the song "Kano" (featuring Hunter Young) online, which can be heard below and will appear on an upcoming full-length album. Contacting Nebulas is:

Brandon Jolly - Vocals & Space Exploration
Pat Emery - Guitar & Charisma
Mike "Shredz" Smith - Guitar & Wizardy
Ian Campbell - Bass & Nugs
Mike Sweeney - Drums & Hype

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Transhuman Streaming New Single

U.K. act Transhuman has posted a new single online titled "Our Last Days," which is available for streaming via the SoundCloud player below. The band has also announced a music video for the track is coming in April.

To hear more from Transhuman, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. The lineup consists of:

Adam Chinner - Vocals
Ollie Wild - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rhys Jackson - Bass
Josh Hawke - Drums

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Reverse Grip To Support Lordi

Canadian hard rockers Reverse Grip have been confirmed as the tour support for Finnish overlords Lordi when they grace the stages over Europe in April, 2013. Check out a video teaser for the tour below. Reverse Grip is:

Dru Broda – Vocals
Sean Broda – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Dylan Broda – Drums and Percussion
Kramer White – Bass Guitar & Ginger Hair More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Posts New Track-By-Track Video

Australia Thy Art Is Murder has uploaded the third part of a track-by-track video series online. Watch the band discuss the inception of such songs as “Dead Sun” and “Gates Of Misery” in the player below.

Thy Art Is Murder's second album, "Hate," was already released in the band's homeland, and Nuclear Blast Entertainment is proud to finally properly release "Hate" in Europe on April 5th (April 8th in the U.S.). The album was produced and mixed by Will Putney, with artwork created by Brent Elliot White. More...

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Chrome Division Announces New Shows

Norwegian doomsday rockers Chrome Division, featuring guitarist Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir) and singer Shady Blue (aka Athera from Suspiria), are set to play three shows in Germany and Italy in April. Details are as follows:

26.04. D Düsseldorf - Pitcher29 Club
27.04. D Dortmund - Rock in den Ruinen Festival
28.04. I Vercelli - Santhia Maratona Rock 13

Vocalist Shady Blue comments on both trips: "Germany! Raise your Flags and prepare for the ultimate Doomsday experience! Chrome Division will return on the 26th April to Düssedorf at the Pitcher29 club, and in Dortmund - Rock In Den Ruinen Festival on the 27th.We are stoked to be back in Germany after 2 years and play live again!

"While still working on the new album, which is coming along fantastically, we welcome a break to come and drink beers and raise hell with you all. Looking forward to meet new and old fans and have some ballbreaking shows! We are the Chrome Division and we`re coming to town!

"The gig in Italy is a charity/rememberance festival for a young girl who died from a drunk driver. Her parents run the festival and it's in its 5th year. Many Italian bands play for free each year to support, and they each year have a special headliner act. This year it is us!“

Chrome Division's latest full-length album was "3rd Round Knockout" (reviewed here), which was released in 2011.

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Taproot Announces U.S. Tour

2012 was a roller coaster year for Taproot. From constant touring and the release of new album, "The Episodes," to frontman Stephen Richards’ confronting his ongoing battle with seizures, the band is back and ready to rock in 2013.

Taproot announced the band will begin the first full U.S. tour of the year with support from Boy Hits Car. Starting March 29th in Jackson, Michigan, Taproot will blaze through over thirty-six cities; see the full listing of tour dates below. More...

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Dust Devil To Release New EP

Italy's Dust Devil has posted the song "God of Steel" online, which comes off the band's upcoming EP "Riled Up," due for release on March 31st, 2013. Check out the song in the player below. The band also comments:

"Wanna get back in times where you're cruising up and down main street in your car while listening to good ol' metal sound? Feeling like jamming out heavy metal in your garage with a 12 pack of beers loaded cooler? Fire in the hole! Italian heavy metal band Dust Devil is about to roll out their new album 'Riled Up.'"

Dust Devil is:

Leonardo Romeo - Vocals
Lapo Torrini Lead - Guitar
Leonardo Taiti - Guitar
Massimiliano Dionigi - Bass
Giovanni Guarnieri - Drums More...

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Aidan Streaming Album Online

Aidan has posted "The Relation Between Brain and Behaviour" online, which can be heard in the player below or downloaded for free via Bandcamp here. The physical version is also available for ordering at this location. The following press release was issued about hte band:

"Instrumental attitude, post metal delirium, stoner acceleration, sludge swamps. These are the ingredients that make 'The Relation Between Brain And Behaviour' one of the debut albums to keep an eye in this first part of 2013.

"Recorded at Red Sound Studio in Molise - Italy, mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Old), the album is available as a free download. If bands like Sleep, Melvins, and Isis are your reason for
life, the heavy sound of Aidan is what you need."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lebanon, 1823 02:44
2. No Longer Gage 06:31
3. Left Frontal Lobe 03:54
4. Dr. John Martyn Harlow 03:17
5. Pulse 60, and regular 05:51
6. Ptosis 05:50
7. Lone Mountain 08:25 More...

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Vindictiv Reveals New Album Details

Swedish metallers Vindictiv will release their new album "Cage Of Infinity" on May 10th via Escape Music. The cover artwork (available below) was done by Carl-André Beckston and the CD was mixed by Lars Chriss and mastered by Mike Lind. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Chosen
2. Cage Of Infinity
3. Down In A Black Hole
4. Choices
5. Astronaut
6. Human Emergency
7. Resistance
8. Orphans
9. Son Of Fate
10. The Encounter
11. Screaming For Answers (bonus track)

Line-up:

Stefan Lindholm: Guitars
Marco Sandron: Vocals
Pontus Larsson: Keys
Nalle Påhlsson: Bass
Henrik Hedman: Drums More...

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Zombie Inc. Announces New Single, Posts Teaser

The brain-dead freaks of Zombie Inc. are going to unleash their new masterpiece next month. "Homo Gusticus" was recorded and mixed by the band's vocalist Martin Schirenc at Vato Loco in Austria, while Dan Swanö himself mastered the album at Unisound in Sweden.

The "Homo Gusticus" album will be released on April 26th, 2013 via Massacre Records. If you've asked yourself "What does it look like when a bunch of zombies are recording an album?" check out the album teaser below.

The band has also now announced the first single off the upcoming album will be"Resurrection Guaranteed," which is set for release digitally on April 5th, 2013. More...

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Tear Out The Heart Streaming New Song

St. Louis, Missouri metalcore band Tear Out The Heart is streaming the song “Coffin Eyes” featuring Dan Marsala (Story of the Year), which is taken from the forthcoming album "Violence." Give the song a listen through Absolute Punk here.

“Violence turned out amazing and I'm super excited to be a part of it. The mix of Tyler's brutal scream with Isaac's amazing singing voice makes for the perfect dynamic of badass-ness,” Marsala comments.

Victory Records also issued the following statement: "Complete with hauntingly catchy choruses and melodies that will shock and surprise you Violence, out March 19th, will be stuck in your head in the best way possible. With standouts like 'Infamous Last Words' and 'Undead Anthem' it is clear that producer Caleb Shomo formerly of Attack Attack! has taken a very special interest in Tear Out The Heart and their aggressive delivery. For fans of Atreyu, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and As I Lay Dying, Tear Out The Heart has arrived to take the world by storm, one impossibly energetic song at a time." More...

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Gargantuan Streaming EP Online

Irish death metal act Gargantuan has posted the new EP "Declarations of Gore" online, which is now available for streaming via Bandcamp here or through the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro 00:28
2. Hell Unearth 05:33
3. Kathartic Bloodletting 03:25
4. I Rot 05:32
5. Math Murder 05:08
6. Necrosis 04:04 More...

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Revelation's Hammer Signs To My Kingdom Music

My Kingdom Music is proud to announce that the Norwegian apocalyptic black metal force Revelation's Hammer has been signed for the release of the band's self-titled album. The label comments:

"With their unique and impressive sound of dark, epic and powerful black metal, the album is expected to be considered as one of the 'the next big things' within the Scandinavian Black Metal movement. With a modern, but yet old-school piece of art, Revelation's Hammer is ready to claim their throne within the extreme music scene and will definitely hook you up with their intense way of performing the black arts. Epic song structures, devastating and hateful vocals, ultrafast tremolo riffing, hellish drums of another dimension and a apocalyptic atmosphere that really brings forward a true sense of doom.

"The throat and strings are managed by the bands' mastermind Accuser while their heavy battery is performed by Myrvoll from Norwegian act Nidingr. The album is mixed by Børge Finstad at infamous Toproom Studio (Mayhem, Borknagar) and mastered by legendary Peter In de Betou (Watain, Dark Funeral). Exilis from Troll appears as a guest musician on some of the tracks.

"The artwork is put together by Portuguese Ricardo Fernandes and is a truly amazing collage built upon a carefully chosen collection of (anti)religious paintings that reflects the band's conception. Revelation's Hammer debut album is scheduled for release on June 3rd, 2013 through My Kingdom Music." More...

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Heaven Shall Burn Streaming New Song

Heaven Shall Burn has made another track available from upcoming album "Veto." The track "Die Stürme Rufen Dich" (featuring guest vocals by Born From Pain's Rob Franssen and Dominik Stammen), can be heard at this location or in the player below. The new album "Veto" is scheduled to be released on the following dates:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Norway: April 19th
Rest of Europe: April 22nd
Australia/New Zealand/Finland: April 26th
USA/Canada: April 30th

While "Veto" was mixed by Tue Madsen, there is an alternative mix available for all of the die-hard Heaven Shall Burn fans out there. The band's Maik Weichert (guitar) explains:

"The vinyl version and the Ltd. Edition 3CD Box Set of the record will feature an alternative mix, called 'Blizzard Over England Mix' by nobody less than Colin Richardson. The story behind the strange name for the mix: We were ready to fly over to England and mix the record, but there was a huge snow chaos in the UK-- no planes, no trains, roads blocked-- no way to get there. Colin was even snowed in and could not get out of the studio at all. So he mixed in almost absolute isolation and brought in a lot of interesting thoughts - without us sitting on the couch in the back and giving our 'valuable' advices...We really like the result and thought you should also listen to it.

"Most people might find that the mixes aren't very different, but those who are interested in sounds and tweaking can discover lots of different details. The vinyl will come with a CD that has the entire album in the Tue Madsen mix, while Colin Richardson's mix will be added as additional and 3rd CD to the Ltd. Edition 3CD Box Set that is only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland." More...

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Reign Of The Architect Reveals "Rise" Details

Reign of the Architect will release debut album, "Rise," via Pitch Black Records on April 16th (everywhere except the USA, where it will be released on May 14th).

The album features guest appearances from Jeff Scot Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey), Mike LePond (Symphony X), and Joost Van Den Broek (Ayreon, After Forever). The fifteen tracks, spread over three “acts” on this album make up what is part one of a two part concept, telling a tale of love, destruction, and survival in the aftermath of this power struggle. The mastermind behind Reign of the Architect, Yuval Kramer comments:

“The story-line is an allegory of the powers that rage inside the human soul. Titles like 'good' and 'evil,' 'right,' or 'wrong' are subjective terms which we only use to legitimize our actions. We wanted to focus on the survival instinct, which, in times of need, forces us to victimize ourselves and bend the rules just to turn the scale.

"Then we have to destroy this self and re-build a new one who will eventually do exactly the same in the next similar situation. We wanted to point out this eternal battle between creation and destruction that wages inside the human psyche since the beginning of time, to grasp this feeling of being alone when it is most crowded.”

Pitch Black Records also comments on the band: "Based in Israel, and formed of musicians from several countries, Reign of the Architect is a progressive metal band that has created a masterful debut album. With rich soundscapes incorporating traditional folk instruments and soaring vocals which would appeal to fans of Blind Guardian, Ayreon, Pain Of Salvation, Kamelot and Devin Townsend." More...

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Nominon Loses Guitarist To Bullet

Swedish old school death metal act Nominon (which is celebrating its 20th anniversary) has checked in with the following statement about the band's guitarist leaving to become part of Bullet full time:

"As some of you dedicated soldiers might already have noticed, a while ago our guitarist Alex Lyrbo joined the heavy metal band Bullet.

"At first he wanted to be part of both bands, but things have changed and now Alex have decided to step down from his position in Nominon. We thank Alex for his time in the band and for being part of such a powerhouse as 'The Cleansing' album. More...

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Milking The Goatmachine Posts New Lyric Video

German grindcore act Milking the Goatmachine posted a new lyric video for the track "Stallzeit." The song is the title track of the band's fourth release, which is due out on March 29th via Noiseart Records.

The track list for "Stallzeit" is:

1. Only Goat Can Judge Me
2. Goatriders in the Sky
3. Stallzeit
4. 3 Room Shed
5. Goatpainter
6. The Day I Lost My Bell
7. Salt Lick City
8. Milk 'Em All
9. Hornbreaker
10. Whoola Hoove Groove
11. Strawless
12. Look @ These
13. When a Goat Loves a Woman
14. Udder Infection
15. In 10 Years We Are Old School More...

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Burial Vault Finishes Work On Album

German metal act Burial Vault has checked in with the following announcement about finishing work on an upcoming new album:

"The deed is done. Our new album is completely mixed and mastered and ready to enter your stereo soon! After a successful partnership on 'Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction),' we are really happy that Apostasy Records will stay as our record company.

"Our most ambitious and varied album to date was recorded under the watchful eyes of Jörg Uken (Obscenity, God Dethroned o.a.) in his Soundlodge Studio. We can't await your reactions on our new stuff which is conceived as a full-on concept album.

"Shortly, we're going to present to you the full track list, first audio samples and the awesome artwork by Ben Borucki (Irrleuchten) who previously worked for Agathodaimon and Suicide Silence! Stay tuned!"

Further details on the follow-up to "Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)" will be announced as they are made available.

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Minsk Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Peoria's psychedelic metal act, Minsk, is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the band's very first show and is officially ended a two-year hiatus. Minsk states:

“Ten years ago today, we unleashed our musical interpretation of what it means to be alive upon a curious crowd at a rented American Legion hall in East Peoria, Illinois. And since then, this journey has contained immeasurable and indefinable experiences which have shaped all of us to the core.

"Ten years later, we are grateful to be continuing on the path. A little less than two years ago we made an announcement that Minsk would be going on an extended hiatus. The hiatus had to happen, and the hiatus had to end. And now we find ourselves again focused and moving forward, not a re-formation but a continuation. More...

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Tesseract Posts Video Teaser

Tesseract has released a video promoting U.K. and European tour dates, but more importantly, is the first chance for fans to hear brand new music from the upcoming album "Altered State." Check out the clip below.

The release will be Tessearct's sophomore full-length album and will be released on May 28th, 2013 in North America via Century Media Records. Divided into four movements: Of Matter, Of Mind, Of Reality and Of Energy, "Altered State" represents the transformations that Tessearct has gone through over the past few years.

"Altered State" was produced, mixed, mastered, and engineered by Tesseract guitarist, Acle Kahney, assisted by bassist, Amos Williams at Acle's 4D Sounds studio, and marks the first full release with new vocalist, Ashe O'Hara. More...

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Sebastian Bach Posts Trailer For New Live CD/DVD

Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach posted a trailer for the upcoming live CD/DVD "ABachalpse Now," which will be available as a 2 CD/DVD as well as a standalone DVD through Frontiers Records. The release drops on March 22nd (EU) and March 26th (USA).

The track listing for "Abachalypse Now" is as follows:

CD1: Sebastian Bach -- Live at Hellfest, France 2012

Slave to the Grind; Kicking & Screaming; Here I Am; Big Guns; Piece of Me; 18 & Life; American Metalhead; Monkey Business; I Remember You; Youth Gone Wild.

CD2: Sebastian Bach -- Live at Nokia, Los Angeles CA 2012

Big Guns; (Love Is) a Bitch Slap; Piece of Me; 18 & Life; American Metal Head; Monkey Business; I Remember You; TunnelVision; Youth Gone Wild.

DVD:

Live at Hellfest, France

Slave to the Grind; Kicking & Screaming; Here I Am; Big Guns; Piece of Me; 18 & Life; American Metalhead; Monkey Business; I Remember You; Youth Gone Wild.

Live at Nokia, Los Angeles
Big Guns; (Love Is) a Bitch Slap; Piece of Me; 18 & Life; American Metal Head; Monkey Business; I remember You; TunnelVision; Youth Gone Wild

Live at Graspop, Belgium
Kicking & Screaming; Dirty Power; Here I Am; Big Guns; 18 & Life; American Metalhead; Monkey Business; I Remember You; TunnelVision More...

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Gamma Ray Posts "Master Of Confusion" Lyric Video

German power metal act Gamma Ray, featuring Helloween co-founder Kai Hansen, posted a lyric video, featuring the band in rehearsal, for the new track "Master of Confusion." The song is the title track for the forthcoming extended EP, which is scheduled for release on March 15th, 2013 via earMUSIC. The EP features two new tracks, the instant and the title track for the band's new full length LP "Empire Of The Undead," which will be released in January 2014.

The track list for "Master of Confusion" is:

A Side:

1. Empire Of The Undead (new studio track)
2. Master Of Confusion (new studio track)

B Side:

3. Death Or Glory (Holocaust Cover)
4. Lost Angels (Sweet Cover) More...

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Lacrimas Profundere Re-Signs With Napalm

After the release of "The Grandiose Nowhere" in 2010 and the following tour in 16 countries around the globe, the guys revolving around Lacrimas Profundere mastermind Oliver Niklas took a break to concentrate on the arrangements for songs on the new album.

The band has been working hard on the 10th studio album, which will be released in May 2013, the 20th anniversary of the band. In addition, Napalm and Lacrimas Profundere renewed their co-operation with a new record-deal. Thomas Caser, Napalm's head Of A&R, comments:

"We are very glad to announce the renewal of the contract with Lacrimas Profundere. In these modern and short-lived times, we appreciate this longtime relationship and are very proud, that the band will go their successful path with Napalm Records in the future! A fantastic album is about to be released!"

Oliver from Lacrimas Profundere also added: "We are happy, that with Napalm Records - who are now the home for our idols Moonspell, Tiamat or Monster Magnet and for our most successful albums AVE END and FILTHY NOTES FOR FROZEN HEARTS, we have found a partner and friend for our 10th album. The record will surprise with unusual parts and heavy riffs, but not without the typical LACRIMAS melodies and due to the collaboration with our idol Ricky Warwick and a guest appearance with our ex-singer Christopher, it will be our most varied and hardest album we made since 10 years. The record will be perfect for our anniversary and we cannot wait to share it with you. GOTH`N `ROLL!"

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The Defiled Signs With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast is pleased to welcome modern metal mob The Defiled to the label's family. The band has signed a worldwide deal and will release second album "Daggers" this summer.

To whet the appetites of fans, the first song from the album, “Sleeper,” will be released via iTunes this Sunday March 17th. A lyric video for the track can be seen below. Frontman Stitch D stated:

“We're ecstatic to announce that we are signing to Nuclear Blast Entertainment. After years of being an independent band and doing everything DIY we can't wait to have such a huge label and great team behind us to take us to the next level. It’s an honour to be working with a label that have released some of our favourite bands of all time.” More...

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More Metal Coming To The Rock Band Network

This is one of those rare weeks for the Rock Band Network where PS3 rockers get to play catch up while Xbox users only get a single new track. 360 gamers can now access this track:

Machinae Supremacy - “Laser Speed Force” (160 MSP)

PS3 players instead get these songs on 3/19/2013 (North America) and 3/20/2013 (Europe):

I See Stars - "Endless Sky" ($1.99)
Psychostick - "This is Not a Song, It's a Sandwich!" ($1.99)
Hopes Die Last - "Never Trust the Hazel Eyed" ($1.99)
The Burial - "Pearls; The Frailty of Matter" ($0.99)
Deadlock - "The Brave/Agony Applause (RB3 version)" ($1.99)

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Orchid Posts First Album Trailer For New LP

San Francisco stoner doom act Orchid posted the first album trailer for the upcoming release "The Mouths Of Madness," which centers around the LP artwork. The album is set for release on April 26th, 2013 (EU), April 29th (UK) and April 30 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for "The Mouths Of Madness" is:

1. Mouths Of Madness
2. Marching Dogs Of War
3. Silent One
4. Nomad
5. Mountains Of Steel
6. Leaving It All Behind
7. Loving Hand Of God
8. Wizard Of War
9. See You On The Other Side More...

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Intronaut Posts In Studio Video Footage

Post-metal prog group Intronaut posted an in studio video showcasing the vocal recordings of the new LP "Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)" at Trench Studios. The album drops via Century Media on March 19, 2013.

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

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

Check out the footage here: More...

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Hate Posts New Music Video

Polish death metal act Hate posted a new music video for the track "Alchemy of Blood." The song appears on the latest LP "Solarflesh," which was issued in February through Napalm Records. To read Metal Underground.com's review of the album head over to this location, and read the recent interview with guitarist Destroyer over here.

Check out "Alchemy of Blood" here:

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Dark Sermon Posts New Music Video

Tampa act Dark Sermon posted a new music video for the track "In Tongues." The song is the title track for the band's new LP, which is due for release on April 12, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video was drected by Jeffrey Moore and stars Quentin Boyer.

The track listing for the release is:

1. The Sheperd's Staff
2. Imperfect Contrition
3. Hounds
4. The Scales Of Justice
5. Cursed
6. Forfeit I- The Crooked Quill
7. Forfeit II- Worn Thin
8. The Tree Of New Life
9. Carcass
10. Testament
11. In Tongues

Check out "In Tongues" here: More...

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Black Sabbath Posts In-Studio Video

Black Sabbath has announced a June 11th release date for its new album "13" and has posted a second in-studio video giving us a brief glimpse into some of the new material contained on the album that they will be producing with Rick Rubin at the helm. Read the full article over at the MetalSucks website.


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Resonance Room Posts Preview Clip Of New LP

Italalian progressive metal act Resonance Room posted a preview clip for the upcoming sophomore LP "Untouchable Failure." The album is set for a March 18, 2013 release date thorough My Kingdom Music.

1. The Great Insomnia
2. Cages Of Dust
3. So Precious
4. New Life (streaming here)
5. Naivety And Oblivion
6. Outside The Maze
7. A Picture
8. Unending Loss
9. Prometheus
10. Faded More...

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Lost Society Posts Making Of "Trash All Over You"

Finnish thrash act Lost Society posted behind the scenes footage from the upcoming new music video for "Trash All Over You." The video will be release on March 20, 2013 on Metal Hammer's YouTube Channel. The track appears on the the debut LP "Fast Loud Death," which drops today in mainland Europe, March 18th (UK) and April 2nd (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The video was shot in the band's hometown of Jyväskylä together with director Maurice Swinkels (Legion of the Damned). Check out the footage here:

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Hypocrisy Streaming New Track

Hypocrisy is streaming the new track "Tales Of Thy Spineless." The song appears on the band's upcoming LP "End Of Disclosure," which is due out on March 22, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing is as follows:

1. End Of Disclosure (see music video)
2. Tales Of Thy Spineless
3. The Eye
4. United We Fall
5. 44 Double Zero
6. Hell Is Where I Stay
7. Soldier Of Fortune
8. When Death Calls
9. The Return

Check out "Tales Of Thy Spineless" here: More...

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Vassafor Streaming Material From Recent Album

The dense black metal/sludge assault of the recent Vassafor album "Obsidian Codex" is represented in a substantial stream over on soundcloud. The band is streaming all 24 minutes of side C, "Nemesis," from the release. This double album is the official debut of the New Zealand band, after years of several minor releases. Vassafor has also posted other tracks from "Obsidian Codex" over on YouTube.


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Zombiefication Streaming New Song

Mexican band Zombiefication has announced the release of its second full-length album, "At the Caves of Eternal." Pulverised Records will unleash this beast upon the North American masses on May 14th. The album was recorded at Revolution Studios with Jesús Bravo handling engineering duties and then sent to Necromorbus Studios in Sweden (Watain, Demonical, Desultory, etc) for mixing and mastering under the helm of Tore Stjerna.

A one-minute teaser preview of At the Caves of Eternal has been posted online at this location. To get a better idea of what this album has in store, the track "Slaves Whisper Your Name" is now streaming at the Pulverised Records bandcamp page, or below.


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Mierdaster Posts Live Footage

Chilean thrash/punk group Mierdaster has uploaded its live performance on Chilean Rockaxis TV from March 12th. You can watch the full presentation below. Mierdaster is currently promoting its latest third album "La Furia," which will be officially released in Chile by Sickbangers Distro and in the United States by Digmetalworld Records via MVD Entertainment Group on May 7th.


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