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Metal News for March 16, 2014

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12 news articles posted on this day.

De Profundis Issues Recording Update

U.K. outfit De Profundis is currently in the studio working on an upcoming release, and the band has now issued the following update:

"Barking Dog Studio update day 4: Nick has completed the drums for 9 songs out of the 11 to be recorded. Tomorrow should be the last day of drum tracking.

"Arran has been laying down some more bass lines. Paul and Shoi should start laying down some guitars from Tuesday onwards."

For more recording updates and photos from the studio, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Beyond The Dream Calling It Quits

Harri Kauppinen from Finnish outfit Beyond The Dream has issued the following announcement about the band calling it quits:

"Beyond The Dream had always a main target for it's career, the fresh music. The band did everything as good as they could about the albums, touring and merchandise as well as any other things. Almost everything we've done was self-financed!

"The break we had gave us time to think about the past but it also showed us different views to see the future. The break also revealed the truth that we can not continue to work profitably or not even a little bit bigger than before.

"So, the band could keep on doing things in the same level, with the same budgets, with the same kind of distributions, with the patterned tours...or the band could quit.

"As a founding member I did select to quit. Thank god I was able to do that with the full support from the others. Teemu, Petteri and Otto, thanks for that.

"I know it'll be wrong to continue, the band is definitely worth the gloriest ending we can give to it. More...

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Naumachia Posts Lyric Video

Naumachia has released a lyric video for the new song "Multiple Personality," which will appear on the "Machine of Creation" album. Check out the video clip below. Further details on the follow-up to "Black Sun Rising" are forthcoming.

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Incantation Announces Touring Guitarist

After announcing the departure of Alex Bouks, Incantation has issued the following update about bringing on a touring guitarist:

"We are proud to announce that our former guitar player, Sonny Lombardozzi, will be filling in on guitar during the touring cycle of our new album.

"We have been friends with Sonny for quite some time and he has also played with Incantation as far back as the early 2000's during the Blasphemy era.

"We really feel he understands the style of the band and that he will execute the songs in a very honorable way. It's great to welcome back an old friend into the fold!

"So look out for the new, yet untitled, album coming this May along with a world tour soon to follow!"

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Drap Releases Music Video

Sundsvall, Sweden's Drap has released a music video for the track "Preparat," which can be seen below. The song comes by way of the "En Naturlig Död" album, and the clip was directed and edited by Standard Film Team.

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Allusion Streaming "Surrender"

After streaming the debut single "Out Of Control" online (still available here), Allusion has now released another track. Check out the song "Surrender" in the YouTube player below.

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With Silent Eyes Posts New Music Video

East Midlands, U.K. outfit With Silent Eyes has released a new music video for the "XVI.IV" single, which follows the "Destroyer of Worlds" EP and "A Flood Upon Us" mini-album. You can hear more from With Silent Eyes over at the band's Facebook profile.

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NightShade Drops Off Tour

NightShade has posted the following message online about canceling the band's previously scheduled shows with Cyclamen:

"Unfortunately we have to drop off our tour with Cyclamen and Sworn Amongst.

"Last night on our way to Glasgow, our drummer fucked up his wrist and this morning his wrist was hurting a lot more, enough to stop him playing for a good few weeks so we had to make the difficult decision to go back to France.

"We're sure you understand our decision, we want to deliver you the best show as we can and without a drummer at such short notice this is impossible. More...

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Infernaeon Cancels Tour Dates

Infernaeon has issued the following announcement about canceling all upcoming live shows:

"Infernaeon will unfortunately need to cancel the rest of our tour dates with The Absence / From the Embrace / and The Mirage Theory due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize to our friends and fans and hope to get back on the road as soon as possible. Thank you for your support."

For more info on the band and upcoming live activity, head over to the Infernaeon Facebook profile. More...

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Church Of Disgust Streaming Full Album

Church of Disgust has released its new album online for streaming in its entirety. Check out "Unworldy Summoning" below, or you can get your own copy of the album at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro (The Gate) 00:47
2. Immemorial Lunacy 04:51
3. Rotting Above Ground 03:03
4. Writhing Dominion 03:06
5. Bound and Cast Into the Depths 02:37
6. The Great Chamber 06:14
7. Interlude 01:35
8. The Opener of the Way 03:24
9. Unworldly Summoning 07:53 More...

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Therion Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

On Saturday, UMC announced that Therion is the ninth band named to the 2015 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal.

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.

Therion joins the previously revealed bands, with 51 still to be announced:

Annihilator
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Heathen
Threshold More...

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Sunday Old School: Autopsy

In the world of rock and metal music, it’s quite often we see a singer who simultaneously plays guitar, or sometimes bass, but it’s not often we clap eyes on a singing drummer. Phil Collins in Genesis is perhaps the most famous example and Black Sabbath's Bill Ward was able to multitask on the song, "It’s Alright," but collective hats must surely be taken off to anyone who can perform vocals and drums in a death metal band, but that’s just what Chris Reifert did when he formed Autopsy. Reifert formed the band in the summer of 1987 after leaving Death, for whom he performed drums on their classic album, "Scream Bloody Gore," along with guitarist Eric Cutler. The duo recorded their first demo that same year before recruiting a second guitarist, Danny Corrales, who almost immediately recorded a second demo with the band entitled, "Critical Madness."

The demos circulated around the metal scene and eventually reached the offices of Peaceville Records, who offered to sign the band. The group brought in Sadus member Steve DiGiorgio as a session musician and recorded their first full length album, "Severed Survival." The record was somewhat similar to "Scream Bloody Gore," but was nevertheless praised as one of the best death metal albums of its time, with many important bands in the genre such as Cannibal Corpse and Deicide citing the album as an influence. More...

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