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Metal News for March 15, 2016

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28 news articles posted on this day.


Pit Stories: Destroying The $4k Espresso Machine

Following last week's hilarious invasion of the him-hers, today we actually return to the pit proper with a tale of moshing mayhem.

This week's story comes courtesy of the long-running American Head Charge, and it digs way back in time to an early U.S. tour from Slipknot. Anyone else who was at this show should be sure to give us a shoutout and let us know if you saw this in the comments!

American Head Charge tells the tale of venue destruction like this:

We opened up for Slipknot on their first show of their first headline tour at First Ave in Minniapolis MN. Our pit was mental. During the Slipknot show their pit was going full force. Sid stage dives and rides the pit house left to the bar. He jumps behind the bar and proceeds to destroy a brand new 4000 dollar imported Italian espresso machine. Less that cash at the end of the night and infuriating the clun, the Slipknot gig was a success. All the fans were online the next day comparing battle scars. The pit was gnarly.

The new American Head Charge album "Tango Umbrella" will be released on March 25th, 2016 via Napalm Records. Check out a teaser clip featuring snippets off all the album's tracks below, and you can also catch AHC live on an extensive U.S. tour this coming May and June. More...

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Valley Of The Sun Posts New Video

Valley Of The Sun just unveiled a new video for "The Hunt," taken off the "Volume Rock" album coming April 29th, 2016 via Fuzzorama Records. Check it out below.

“The new record shows how we’ve grown over the last few years,” explains Valley Of The Sun drummer Aaron Boyer. “It’s been a lot of fun writing, recording and playing live in support of it. We’re really excited for our fans to be able to pick it up and let us know what they think.” More...

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Skeletonwitch Posts "Well Of Despair"

Ohio blackened metal outfit Skeletonwitch is back with “Well of Despair,” the band's first recording featuring new vocalist Adam Clemans (Wolvhammer).

Having premiered recently via Sirius XM Liquid Metal with Jose Mangin, the song can now be streamed via the YouTube clip below, which features live footage filmed by Josh Sisk during the band’s recent recording sessions at Baltimore’s Developing Nations with Kevin Bernsten (Noisem, Magrudergrind, Mutilation Rites).

Skeletonwitch will premiere this new lineup on March 16th at a headlining show in Morgantown, W. Va., before joining Abbath, High on Fire and Tribulation on this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour.

Following the run, the band will make a one-off appearance in Indianapolis, Ind. with Eyehategod before returning home to put the finishing touches on a new EP, due out later this summer. Full dates are listed below. More...

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Schammasch Streaming "Consensus"

Today the Swiss avant-garde extreme metal titans from Schammasch proudly unveil the first track from their new album “Triangle,” which is set for worldwide release on April 29th via Prosthetic Records.

“Triangle” marks the band’s third album and encompasses 100 minutes in its entirety, with three distinct 33-minute movements differing in atmosphere and style and each representing the three stages of the album’s concept – Part I: The Process Of Dying, Part II: Metaflesh and Part III: The Supernal Clear Light Of The Void.

This concept is visually presented by a series of four photographs presented as a bold triple-gatefold, limited-edition 3LP set and a 3CD set with imagery realized by photographer Ester Segarra (Watain, Behemoth) and graphic designer Valnoir (Alcest, The Black Dahlia Murder). More...

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Tribulation Gearing Up For North American Tour

Tribulation will return to North America this week, joining the likes of Abbath, High on Fire, and Skeletonwitch as part of this year's Decibel Magazine Tour.

The Swedish metal outfit's occupation of the U.S. will then continue playing select dates as direct support for Ghost as part of the "Black To The Future" tour. Now, Tribulation is also excited to announce the band will be joining year's Psycho Las Vegas Festival, which is headlined by Blue Oyster Cult.

Tribulation comments: "We are truly grateful to once more get the opportunity to spread our music in North America! First for four weeks on the Decibel tour with an exciting mix of bands and people yet to be known and then for two weeks reunited with our nameless brothers in Ghost. Hope to see you all on the road!" More...

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Cardinals Folly Releasing New Album

It’s only been two years since devotees last drank from the chalice of Cardinals Folly, and now the band is back again with another devastating death hammer of total doom.

The provocatively titled third album "Holocaust of Ecstasy & Freedom" is set for international release on June 3rd via Shadow Kingdom Records.

Two tracks from the album - "Goats On The Left" and "Her Twins Of Evil" - can be heard below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. The Poison Test
2. Goats on the Left
3. Her Twins of Evil
4. Nocturnal Zeal (Winter Orgy)
5. Holocaust of Ecstasy & Freedom
6. Psychomania
7. La Papesse More...

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Draugnim Streams New Album Online

Finland's Draugnim is today streaming all of new album "Vulturine" online. Listen in below, or you can grab a copy of the album via the Debemur Morti Productions Bandcamp page. The full track listing is as follows:

1. That Name Is Hate 07:43
2. As In Hunger, So In Demise 07:47
3. A Passage In Fire 06:31
4. Grief Unsung 08:04
5. Drums Of Black Death 07:03
6. Serpent Stone 08:46 More...

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Great American Ghost Kicking Off Tour

Embarking on a full U.S. tour this week, Boston's Great American Ghost has launched a new music video for its song "Misery," taken off latest album "Everyone Leaves."

Great American Ghost's touring begins with a slot supporting Unearth, Ringworm, Fit For An Autopsy, and Culture Killer.

The band also meets up with Bury Your Dead and On Broken Wings for three Texas shows, and concludes the month-long run with an appearance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Full dates are available after the video below. More...

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Broken Teeth Posts New Single

The Manchester U.K. based hardcore youngbloods from Broken Teeth have released the first single off their upcoming debut album, "At Peace Amongst Chaos." Listen to "Nothing Like You" below.

New album "At Peace Amongst Chaos" will be released on May 6th, 2016 and is available for pre-order. Surf to this location to pick up your own copy.

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Eohum Posts "Ode To A Martyr"

Montreal black metal band Eohum is streaming new single "Ode To A Martyr" below, courtesy of NefariousRealm.com.

"Ode To A Martyr" comes off impending EP "Ealdfaeder," set to drop on March 18th. Band founder and guitarist Jeremy Perkins comments: "'Ode To A Martyr' is the more doom influenced black metal song of the EP. With a deep guttural and low tone harmony we unleash the pure black riffs with our usual ease.

"Thematically I bring forth the realities behind the annihilation of tradition, the symbiotic relationship a populace has with their hunting grounds and the loss of this relationship due to dogmatic and political rule. The title reflects to me those whom have gone far to push an idea or stance on socio-cultural aspects and that finally made great change liberating us of tyranny and oppression." More...

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AHTME Posts Playthrough Video

"The Demonization" is the latest full-length from Kansas City technical death metal brutalists, AHTME, which was initially issued by the band under its original moniker of The Roman Holiday in 2013.

Now seeing official release by Unique Leader Records later this month, the forty-minute bruiser was recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco.

In advance of its release, today a playthrough video for sixth track "Defeat Zeke" comes online. Check it out below. More...

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Blood Ceremony Streaming "Phantom Flowers"

March 25th sees the release of Blood Ceremony's fourth album "Lords Of Misrule," coming via Rise Above Records. Today a new track from the occult rock outfit comes online - check out the retro "Phantom Flowers" below.

Pre-orders for "Lords Of Misrule" are also up at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Devil's Widow
2. Loreley
3. The Rogue's Lot
4. Lord of Misrule
5. Half Moon Street
6. The Weird of Finistere
7. Flower Phantoms
8. Old Fires
9. Things Present, Things Past

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Nonpareil Posts New Track Online

Phoenix, Arizona band Nonpareil presents new track "Yuan Xing Jianyu" today, which can be heard below. A gnarly slab of anxiety-ridden noise rock, "Yuan Xing Jianyu" appears on the band's self-released debut EP, "Allergen," due out April 8th.

The song was inspired by frontman Connor Woods' experiences of alienation as an American living in China. "The song details the way it feels to experience a complete nervous breakdown," he says.

Woods is the original vocalist of black metal outfit Abigail Williams. Other members of Nonpareil did time in The Bled, Death of Marat, and Blues. Catch the band live on these dates:

Mar 17 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre w/ Intronaut, The Ocean
Apr 9 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room w/ Sorxe, Father Figures More...

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Stangala Posts New Track Online

France's Stangala just shared “Marv Int Ar Martoloded,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming second album “Klañv,” which is due out on March 24th via Finisterian Dead End. Check out the track below.

“Klañv” was mastered by Dan Swano (Opeth, Katatonia etc.) and follows the band’s first full-length “Boued Tousek Hag Traou Mat All,” released in 2011 by Solitude Productions. Pre-orders are now available at this location.

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Brutal Battle Cuba Releases Compilation

Brutal Battle Cuba is proud to share with metal heads from around the world a FREE download compilation of this year's competing Canadian bands. Stream all the tracks below, or grab your copy at Bandcamp.

One of those bands will win the opportunity to perform on this year's Brutal Summer Fest Tour across Cuba from from August 18th - 28th. The winning Canadian band will be introduced to every aspect of Cuban culture during seven dates over two weeks across the country with five to seven other international bands that includes crew members, drivers and one big bus on the road.

In addition to holding the competition, Brutal Battle Cuba is raising funds for instruments to give to Cuban musicians. Full details can found here. More...

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Subliminal Fear Releasing New Album

Subliminal Fear‘s new album is titled "Escape From Leviathan," with the album artwork available below. After 2 and a half years working in the studio, the third album consisting of 10 tracks is now ready. Inverse Records comments:

"They show several innovations about past musical style with a greater attention to melodies and with a modern sound. The early sound has evolved in a 'cyber metal' with extreme and melodic vocals, djent guitars, a huge groove and with electronic and industrial synth. Now, the band’s line-up is composed by 2 vocalists, to express better all potential of the new sound, also in live shows.

"The new music style of this Italian band mixes death metal, electronic music and catchy melodies, and it’s for lovers of Sybreed, Mnemic and Fear Factory. The third full length has been produced, mixed and mastered by Giuseppe Dentamaro and Subliminal Fear in Golem Dungeon Studios.

"All keyboards, samples and programming are been arranged by Botys Beezart (Godyva). The album’s artwork has been realized by Seth Siro Anton (Moonspell, Paradise Lost, Soilwork, Sybreed, Nile, Septicflesh), based on the lyrics concept: a futuristic and apocalyptic vision of the world and the society, inspired by movies like Terminator, Alien and Matrix.

"Furthermore the album will include also the participation of international guests:
Guillaume Bideau (Mnemic, One-Way Mirror), Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) and Lawrence Mackrory (Darkane)." More...

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Horrified Posts New Album "Of Despair"

The British death metallers from Horrified are now streaming their second album "Of Despair" online in full.

The record is a marked step up from the debut "Descent Into Putridity" album - while the former was a primal look into the old school of Autopsy and Cancer, this new strain incorporates strong flavors of Swedish influence: fans of Dissection, Edge Of Sanity and Sacramentum would do well to spin this record.

New album "Of Despair" releases on the 25th of March, 2016. Preorders for the album are up now at this location. More...

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Cannibal Accident Releasing "Ritual Paprika"

Nailjar Records are pleased to announce that on April 8th, 2016 the label will release "Ritual Paprika" by Cannibal Accident. Featuring 16 tracks of gore-infused grind/death metal, "Ritual Paprika" is an album that is both catchy and disgusting at the same time.

Pre-orders are up now at this location and you can stream "Trapped In Hiace" below. The full track listing is as follows:

01. Intro Ede Hominem
02. Aboa Fetus Grinders
03. Lunatic Zombie
04. Cancer Coated Earth Cake
05. Foreskin Noose
06. You Are Dead... Amen
07. Trapped in Hiace
08. Revityn Ruumiin Kauneus
09. Face Erased
10. Fuck the Face (Worship Entrails)
11. Replace the Flag With Blood
12. Zombie Tinnitus
13. Semen Continuum
14. Mutant Horde Militia
15. Twinmaker
16. Isältä Pojalle, Tikattuna Perseeseen More...

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Mindshift Unveils New Album

Mindshift will release new album "Horizon" via Eclipse Records this coming April 29th, 2016. The cover artwork is available below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Origin
2. Arise
3. Horizon
4. The Art
5. In The End
6. My Revenge
7. Eye For An Eye
8. Drowning
9. Suffer In Silenc
10. Decay
11. Absolution
12. Light
13. A Thousand Scars
14. Single Session Therapy
15. Reflections More...

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InAllSenses Streams Full New EP

InAllSenses, in collaboration with Club Inferno Entertainment, present the new EP titled "Checkmate" today, which is ready to be released on March 31st. Listen into the full release below.

Following two previous albums, InAllSenses returns with a journey into a world of pure adrenaline composed of death and thrash metal.

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Amon Amarth Posts New Music Video

On March 25th, the Swedish metal kings from Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album, "Jomsviking," via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International).

"Jomsviking" tells a tragic tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory).

For a preview of "Jomsviking," fans can watch the new video for the album track "At Dawn's First Light" below or over at the Amon Amarth website here.

Produced by Rafal Szermanowkicz/Grupa 13 and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), "At Dawn's First Light" is set in an epic battle scene in a Slavic settlement from the 9th-10th century - with the band caught in the middle of the bloody fight! The video features an appearance by the modern Viking warriors known as the Triglav Jomsborg East Storm who are lead by the ruthless and energetic fight director Igor Gorewicz. More...

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Moonsorrow Covers Rotting Christ

On April 1st, 2016, Finnish pagan metal act Moonsorrow will release a brand-new, seventh studio album titled "Jumalten Aika" - which means "The Age Of Gods" in English - via Century Media Records.

The 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well as a bonus disc including cover versions of Grave's "Soulless" and also Rotting Christs's "Non Serviam," for which the band just launched a static video.

Moonsorrows: Henri Sorvali comments: "WE DO NOT SERVE. Everyone in Moonsorrow has been a great Rotting Christ-fan since the early 90´s and with our version of this song we wanted not only to honor the band but also give the credit how much we have been influenced by them throughout our history. With our hails and deepest respect to our brothers in Hellas, we proudly present our interpretation of their creation: Non Serviam."

Rotting Christ frontman Sakis Tolis adds: "The Non Serviam dictum is more topical than ever nowadays and we are more than honored, that the Great Finish Pagan Metal Warriors, Moonsorrow, have honored it and gave their own vision on how our early 90's song can also sound nowadays. We all in the band find their creation amazing and we send our respect to the north. Keep the spirit alive!" More...

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NilExistence Premieres New Song

Beware the ides of March, for crushing killer death metal awaits!

"Existence in Revelation" - the debut full studio album from NilExistence - will officially see release on March 25th, featuring a 12 page booklet filled with art by Seth Siro Anton.

Today we're launching an early salvo from the death metal assault with an exclusive premiere of the track "If Snakes Could Talk, My Words Would Slither." Listen in below!

Drummer/vocalist Kyle Kratzer (ex-Disfigured Dead) had this to say about the album title and lyrical content: "''Existence In Revelation' is based on the life experiences that have affected Dave Gruver (guitar/vocals) and myself during the writing period. The idea behind the title comes from how I personally felt when in the midst of a darker period."

He goes on to say, "When one finds himself in a 'revelation' type state, they have a few choices in which to handle the new information or realization they discovered; they may take the newly aquired knowledge and expand upon their problem/life, take nothing from the experience and brush it off, or stay stuck in the revelation itself (which is the route explored on the album.) As if in a bubble, one neither acts nor fails to act upon the new knowlegde, but instead remains within the revelation (bubble). The lyrics are based upon what I saw and learned within this revelation."

The new album was mixed/mastered at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) by the Wieslawski brothers in Poland. Pre-orders in various versions are available here and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Quietus
2. This Throne's Carved From Greed
3. Primordial Transgression
4. If Snakes Could Talk, My Words Would Slither
5. Pitch Black Perception
6. To Give Is To Serve
7. Tyranny Is Blind, And The Tyrant Deaf
8. Screams Form Silence More...

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Cvinger Streams New Song "Embodied in Incense"

Cvinger premieres a new song entitled "Embodied in Incense", taken from the upcoming new album of the same name, which will be out in stores May 27 via Art Gates Records.

Check out now "Embodied in Incense" below.

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The Zenith Passage Posts 360° Lyric Video

Technical death metal wizards of The Zenith Passage premiere a new song and 360° lyric video entitled "Deus Deceptor", taken from their upcoming new album "Solipsist ", which will be out in stores April 15 through Unique Leader.

Check out now "Deus Deceptor" below.

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Oracles (Aborted, Etc.) Premieres New Song

Oracles (Aborted, Etc.) premieres a new song and lyric video entitled "Quandaries Obsolete", taken from the upcoming debut album "Miserycorde", which will be out in stores July 01 via Deadlight Entertainment. The new song also features a guest appearance of ex-The Black Dahlia Murder guitarist Ryan Knight.

Check out now "Quandaries Obsolete" below.

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Polar Streaming New Song & Music Video

Polar premieres a new song and music video entitled "Tidal Waves And Hurricanes", taken from the upcoming new album "No Cure, No Saviour", which will be out in stores May 06th via Prosthetic Records.

Check out now "Tidal Waves And Hurricanes" below.

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Earthists. Posts New Song "Winterfell"

Self-proclaimed japanese "naturecore" band Earthists. premieres a new song entitled "Winterfell", taken from the upcoming debut album , which will be out in stores this fall via Tragic Hero Records.

Check out now "Winterfell" below.

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