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Metal News for March 15, 2014

Last updated on September 1, 2014 at 3:43 PM ET

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Ordog To Release New Album

Finnish doom metal outfit Ordog is due to release fourth album "Trail For The Broken" via Violent Journey Records this coming March 21st, 2014. Today you can also hear a new song from the release. Check out "Enter The Void" below.

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Decode Releases Self-Titled EP

Birmingham outfit Decode has a self-titled EP out, which can be heard in the player below, or picked up digitally over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Trigon 02:36
2. Dragon 04:20
3. Witch Doctor 03:05

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Handsome Bastards Offering EP For Download

The Handsome Bastards EP "Stranded From The Fallen Tide" is now available for streaming and name-your-price download.

Give it a listen below, or pick up the digital tracks over here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Here Comes the Ocean 01:46
2. Blastronauts (Featuring Tanner Guimond of Solanum) 02:12
3. Diablo II: Lord of Destruction 03:15
4. Broken 02:52 (see the lyric video here)
5. Fear Not the Finish Line 02:27 More...

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Awakening Sun Posts New Lyric Video

Awakening Sun has released a new lyric video for "In The Clouds of Dust," which can be seen below.

The track comes by way of new album "Imbalance," due out March 31st. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Message From the Black Crow
2. Edgewalking
3. What I‘ve become
4. The Sky Is Falling
5. Wake Me Up
6. False Mirror
7. Number 5
8. In The Clouds Of Dust
9. Ashen rain
10. Bonus track – In The clouds Of Dust (Old Version)

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A Joker's Rage Posts "Bounce" Video

"Bounce" is the new official music video from A Joker's Rage, which can be seen below and is taken from the forthcoming EP "Good Day For The Crows."

The "Bounce" single is available now with remix B sides at iTunes here.

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Winter's Edge Posts Album Trailer

U.K. melodic metal project Winter's Edge has released new album "The Ferryman's Eyes," and you can check out a teaser trailer below.

The album is also available for purchase at Amazon here. The track listing is as follows:

1. From Death I Come
2. The Shadows Come For Me
3. The End
4. Fallen
5. Entreaty (Instrumental)
6. Game Of Insanity
7. I'll Find My Way Out Of This Darkness
8. Foresee Me And Dream
9. Beyond The Severed Gate (Bonus Track)

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Revelations Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

Stockholm's Revelations has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio to work on an upcoming release:

"Revelations will cooperate with Tomas Skogsberg (producer) at the famous Sunlight Studio. Tomas is one of Sweden's most accomplished hard rock producers and has worked with bands like Hellacopters, Backyard Babies, Refused, Entombed among others.

"Revelations will enter the studio at the end of March and are planning to record 1-2 songs a month for the album."

Revelations is:

Janne Backlund - Drums
Lasse Gudmundsson - Vocals
Daniel Ramírez - Bass
Anders Stafrén - Guitar

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Dragonsclaw Releases "Judgement Day" Music Video

Australian traditional metal band Dragonsclaw released the fifth video for the sophomore album "Judgement Day." In the player below, check out the title track. The video was directed by Dustin Ferguson.

Check it out here:

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Hate Storm Annihilation Joining Master Tour

Hate Storm Annihilation has issued the following announcement about joining Master on tour:

"Ladies and gentlemen, we are Happy/Sad to announce that due to some unfortunate last minute cancellation of one of the bands from the April tour WE are now the new DIRECT SUPORT for the Master North American Witchhunt tour!

"We are also extremely happy to announce that due to this lineup change our friends from Age of Ares will now be the newest addition to this tour lineup!!! VERY EXCITED TO GET ON THE ROAD WITH THESE GUYS! Happy Saturday EVERYONE!"

Age of Ares also comments: "Here it is everybody! We are proud to announce that Age of Ares will be returning from Europe on the 15th and will be flying out to New York on the 18th to join the "North American Witch Hunt Tour!!" We will be opening for the legendary Master! We want to say thank you to all those who have helped us out and given us these opportunities! Big thanks to our friends in Hate Storm Annihilation!! We wouldn't be here without you guys! Can't wait to tour with you guys!!" More...

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Fallen Captive Recording EP

Fallen Captive has checked in with the following announcement about recording an upcoming release:

"We're stoked to announce that today we begin tracking our third EP! It's been 2 1/2 years since we put out the Edge of Collapse EP and we believe that this new material is our strongest yet. We believe our music has matured and all elements of our music has simply 'stepped up.'

"As an unsigned band, we will be self-funding all aspects of this process, from the recordings to the artwork to new merch, etc.; giving you the best potential product that we can possibly give you.

"We know there are campaigns like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to assist that, but that's just not our style. We don't believe in over-priced T-shirts and '$500 hangout sessions' because our T-shirts are always fair priced and hangsouts are absolutely free anytime, anywhere.

"With that being said, if you do want to help us out in any way, check out our online merch store here or simply just 'like' this status on Facebook. Literally any dollar will help us out immensely." More...

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Khonsu Covers Bjork

Norwegian outfit Khonsu has released a cover of Bjork's "Army of Me," which can be heard below.

The track was recorded at Svehogda Studios, with mixing and mastering handled by Stamos Koliousis and Vangelis Labrakis, and artwork by Adrien Bousson. The band's recent announcement about an upcoming EP and album release can also be found right here.

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Master Posts US Tour Dates

Death metal pioneers Master are set to make their North American return next month for the 2014 North American Witchhunt Tour. Kicking off on April 17th in Philadelphia, Master will spend three weeks demolishing North American stages in support of their newest release, "The Witchhunt."

Joining MASTER's legendary founder/frontman will be guitarists Alex Bouks (Eturnus, ex-Incantation) and VJS (Nightbringer, Incursus), along with drummer Ruston Groose (Surgeon). Album track "The Parable" is now streaming at this location. North American Witchhunt dates are as follows:

4/17 Philadelphia, PA @Millcreek Tavern
4/18 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
4/19 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
4/20 Buffalo, NY @The Forvm
4/22 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
4/23 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/24 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill
4/25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Leon's Metal Lounge
4/26 Denver, CO @ 3 King's Tavern
4/28 Portland, OR @ Slabtown
4/29 Seattle, WA @ 2 Bit Saloon
4/30 Oakland,CA @ The Metro
5/01 Rosemead, CA @ Spike's
5/02 Pomona, CA Characters
5/03 Tempe, AZ @ Red Owl
5/05 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
5/06 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
5/07 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
5/09 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter


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Beauty In The Suffering At Walker Stalker Con

Beauty In The Suffering, the newly launched electronic-rock studio project from producer DieTrich Thrall (Marazene), will bring its message in the form of zombie apocalypse themed electronic rock to Chicago for Walker Stalker Con 2014.

Walker Stalker Con, to be held from now until March 16th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, marks a landmark, if somewhat inevitable, path-crossing of "The Crazies" - the kickoff single and name given to the bands emerging fanbase - and The Walking Dead's "Walker's" - the name given to the zombies in the number one rated television series on AMC.

Said Dietrich: "Very excited to be attending the convention and the incredibly awesome opportunity to cross paths with thousands of fans of zombie culture. We will be sneak-peeking our new music and zombie video trilogy at our booth so make sure you stop by and say 'hello'."

Walker Stalker Con commented: "Walker Stalker Con is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast with James & Eric. The podcast began with an amazing trip to Senoia, GA where James & Eric were able to view the set of The Walking Dead and meet the incredible actors from the show.

As a result of this experience, a podcast began and then the idea of a convention focused around recreating that same experience with the cast and crew of the show, along with talented actors and artists from other zombie shows, movies and art."

Walker Stalker Con is not just a convention. It is a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they've had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Con is three days of events, panels, and experiences that zombie fans won't find anywhere else!"

Beauty In The Suffering world premiered their debut song and zombie music video, "The Crazies," in November and December 2013.


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Five More Bands Named To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

Just shortly after naming the first three bands: Blind Guardian, Arch Emeny and Ensiferum to the 2015 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal, promoters UMC kept the momentum going with five more bands: Chimaira, Heathen, Threshold, Annihilator and Equilibrium.

The festival casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

So the complete lineup thus far: More...

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