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Metal News for March 18, 2013

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Mayhem Festival 2013 Lineup Announced

The lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was announced today. Artists performing on the 2013 fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).

All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. The latest Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates and venues are listed below: More...

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Children Of Bodom Reveals New Album Details

Finnish heavy metal superstars Children of Bodom have set "Halo of Blood" as the title of their eighth studio album, set for a June 11th North American release via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, Children of Bodom unveils the cover art, created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his work on the classic COB records "Follow the Reaper," "Are You Dead Yet?" and "Hate Crew Deathroll."

Children of Bodom recorded "Halo of Blood" in Finland's Danger Johnny Studios with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on earlier albums "Hatebreeder," "Follow the Reaper," and "Hate Crew Deathroll" and producer Peter Tägtgren (Marduk, Amon Amarth) who oversaw production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios.

Frontman Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho comments: "Halo Of Blood is the eighth studio album from Children of Bodom. Musically, we've kept it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB's sound so recognizable. This new album has both the fastest and the slowest songs we've ever made and lyrically, there are themes we've never touched on before. Prepare yourselves for ten tracks of pure Nordic metal!" More...

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Deathmarched Posts "Go War" Video

Deathmarched has released a new music video for "Go War," which comes off the "Spearhead of Iron" album and can be viewed below. The band also comments:

"Deathmarched is proud to release its first official video clip of a song titled 'Go War," taken from the debut album. ENJOY and thrash and death your fucking head against the fucking walls! Filmed and edited by none other that godly Jani 'Viski' Viskari!"

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Eibon Unveils New Album Details

Parisian blackened sludge/doom horde Eibon has announced the release of a new full-length on 180 gram vinyl and CD. "II" is due out on April 17th via Throatruiner Records and Aesthetic Death, and the following press release was also issued about the album:

"After two splits, one MCD and one full-length, 'II' marks the band's bleakest and most ambitious material to date. Recorded in a live setting by Sylvain Biguet (Comity, Revok, As We Draw…) then mixed and mastered by Francis Caste (Arkhon Infaustus, Kickback, Cowards…), 'The Void Settlers' and 'Elements Of Doom' are two massive twenty-minutes tracks where Eibon refine their very own vision of slow and painful music, infusing their raw sludge/doom with black metal and more atmospheric parts."

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Cocaine Moustache Announces New Tour Dates

Canada's ultimate party band Cocaine Moustache is set to bring booze soaked grooves to western Canada, with a tour kicking off March 22nd at DV8 in Edmonton, AB.

Frontman White Willie Sniffsum, Bassist Vinnie Railtrail, Drummer Dr. Cleanplate, and guitarists Bill Rollins and Schnick Von-Schlutzzz will bring the rock n roll party too you like no other.

The tour will be in continued support of the nine track sonic cocktail of booze-fueled anthems, "On The Mirror," which was recorded with producer/Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) and released via Reversed Records.

"On The Mirror" is available now on iTunes or through Reversed Records here. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

March 22nd @ DV8 in Edmonton, AB
March 23rd @ The Royal Albert Arms in Winnipeg, MB
March 24th @ The Club in Regina, Sask
March 26th @ TBA in Saskatoon, Sask
March 28th @ The Vat in Red Deer, AB
March 29th @ Verns in Cangary, AB
March 30th @ The Zoo in Innisfail, AB
March 31st @ The New Black in Calgary, AB More...

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Dead By April Splits With Vocalist

Dead By April has posted the following message online about parting ways with vocalist Jimmie Strimell:

"First of all excuse us for taking time to declare the rumors that has flourished the internet the past days. We’re deeply sorry to inform you that Jimmie Strimell no longer will be a part of Dead By April.

"The reason we had to make this decision is because of Jimmie’s personal problems. His problems has affected the band for many years and we have basically tried everything we could to make this work. We have even gone through group therapy lately to get honesty and sincerity into the group. As nothing changed we had to realize that if we want to move forward with this band there’s unfortunately no other way but to continue without Jimmie. We’re sick of not knowing whether he’ll turn up for shows, recordings and sick of having such bad environment within the band – at all time. It came to a point where we could not be in the same vehicle. More...

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Aborym To Reveal New Songs On Radio Show

Having recently announced the upcoming release of “Dirty,” their 6th full-length album, Italian/Norwegian metallers Aborym are set to debut several tracks on the 21st of March on the Moshpit Radio Show.

The show will be hosted by Italian writer Eduardo Vitolo, author of “Horror Rock, la musica delle tenebre” and “Sub Terra, rock estremo e cultura undergound in italia 1977-1998” who will interview front man and founder Fabban live in the studio. The show will air from 21:00 to 23:00, Italian time, and can be streamed live at this location.

The new 10-track double album, which will be available in digipak, jewel case, and gatefold double LP formats, is set for release via Agonia Records on the 28th of May in Europe and the 11th of June in the USA/North America.

The first CD of the album will feature completely new material, and the second CD will include two completely re-arranged and re-recorded tracks from previous albums, covers of tracks by Iron Miaden, Pink Floyd, and Nine Inch Nails, as well as a previously unreleased track written by Alberto Penzin (CO2, ex Schizo) and performed by both established musicians as well as several fans spliced together from all the different sources. The track listing is: More...

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Zakk Wylde Announces Solo Acoustic Tour

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, etc.) will hit the road next month for a West Coast solo acoustic tour.

The intimate run of shows coincides with the paperback release of his book “Bringing Metal To The Children: The Complete Berzerker’s Guide To World Tour Domination” on April 9th. Dates for the acoustic trek include:

04/21 San Francisco, CA – Independent
04/22 Chico, CA – El Rey Theater
04/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/25 Reno, NV – El Dorado
04/26 Modesto, CA – Fat Cat
04/27 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel
04/28 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
04/30 San Diego, CA – Belly Up
05/01 San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House More...

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August Burns Red To Release Split With Silverstein

Currently at work in the studio crafting an upcoming fifth album, August Burns Red is pleased to announce a limited edition release for diehard fans in the form of "Four Minutes Being Cool" - a Record Store Day exclusive split 7-inch with friends and former tourmates Silverstein.

The release is limited to just 500 copies on burnt orange colored vinyl and will be available at participating indie record stores on Record Store Day, April 20th. This limited vinyl release features a cover track by each band, with ABR channeling Saves the Day while Silverstein pays homage to The Get Up Kids. The track listing is:

Side A - Silverstein “Coming Clean” (Originally by The Get Up Kids)
Side B - August Burns Red “You Vandal” (Originally by Saves The Day)

More information about participating stores can be found via the Record Store Day website at this location. August Burns Red’s yet-untitled fifth album is due out later this summer on Solid State Records.

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Memory Garden Streaming Album's Title Track

Swedish doom metal act Memory Garden has launched the second single and title track taken off upcoming album, "Doomain," via the website of Metal Hammer Germany. Head to this location and stream "Doomain" now.

"Doomain" was recorded at Annoying Sound Factory and SolnaSound Recording by the band with a little assistance engineering from Mike Wead during the lead guitar sessions. The mix was done by Dan Swano at Unisound.

The band elaborates: "The recording of Doomain must be the most relaxed album session we've ever done. We recorded most of the album ourselves in our own studio and took the time we wanted and needed to get it done. Dan Swano helped us getting the rig together and he provided us with the tools to do it and from there we did it ourselves. The lead guitar sessions were done at SolnaSound Recording by Simon & Mike Wead. When it all was done it was sent to Dan Swano and Unisound for mix and mastering. The final album is amazing and we are so thrilled to get it out to all of you." More...

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ColdSpell Recruits New Bassist

ColdSpell has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:

"It's time to announce the new member and bass player of ColdSpell. We are so glad to welcome the natural born rocker and bass wizard Chris Goldsmith to ColdSpell, please stop by and make sure he feels that he is more than welcome!

"We sure have some great stuff to look forward to - a new album and a bunch of shows. Cant wait to bring ColdSpell to a place near you!" More...

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The Rotted Posts "Rotted Fucking Earth" Video

A new music video is now available for The Rotted's 2013 single "Rotted Fucking Earth." Check out the clip below.

In another move to keep things in the family, the whole thing was self-funded and released on The Rotted's own Anarchogram Industries label, with the video being directed by vocalist Ben McCrow's brother Tom McCrow and the audio being produced by Joe Thompson at Sonic Forge Music in Cardiff (co-owned by long time friend of the band Mic Hourinhan). The Rotted comments:

"The track itself is about throw away culture and the acceleration of just about everything in modern society. We decided that in a world of 8 string guitars, 12 string basses and drumkits from hell 'shredding' in weird scat-jazz time signatures that we wanted a stripped down song with lots of shouting, and where the verse and chorus are the same chords. It's the most knuckle-dragging, drunken-swaggering, punk-rocking song we've ever written." More...

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Entrails Announces Guest Vocalists

Swedish death metal act Entrails has announced the guest vocalists to be featured on upcoming third album "Raging Death," which is due out May 14th, 2013.

Artists confirmed to appear on "Raging Death" include: Kam Lee (Bone Gnawer, ex-Massacre), Jorgen Sandstrom (The Project Hate MCMXCIX, ex-Grave, ex-Entombed), Rogga Johansson (Paganizer a.o.) and Dan Swano. Fans will hear the guest vocalists on "Death League."

Kam Lee comments: "Entrails is one of the best death metal bands around today hands down - and their track 'Death League' is just pure aggressive cut throat - true death metal in its most rawest and traditional form… the way death metal is meant to be played! When I was asked by the maniacs of Entrails to lend my death growl vomit to the mix I was honored. But the fact that I'm sharing growls alongside other such legendary Swedish death metal vocalist - makes the brutality of the track even more so shredding!! Like a cannibal mutant feeding frenzy of blood soaked gore… this track will make you bleed from the inside out!"

Dan Swano adds: "I love working with Entrails. Their catchy brand of Death Metal is right up my alley. And when I heard that Kam Lee, Jorgen Sandstrom and some other major dudes we're gonna join forces in a track, I happily accepted the invitation without to blink. A kick ass experience indeed! Make sure you hear it!!"

Rogga Johansson also stated: "When asked to do some growling on a track by Entrails all I could think was 'Fuck yes!' I've been a fan of the band for a long, long time, as I had old recordings on a tape I got from a friend. And when I learned that I'd be in such awesome company as the legends guesting, I was even more happy about it! And the song fucken' crushes!" More...

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Edenbridge Releases Teaser For "The Bonding"

The first teaser for the new Edenbridge album "The Bonding" has now been posted online and can be viewed below. "The Bonding" is due out on the 21st of June 2013 via SPV/Steamhammer.

Bandleader and composer Lanvall commented: "We are extremly happy and proud to be part of the SPV family. After several months of meetings we feel that the title of our new album 'The Bonding' fits perfectly into our new home. Our fans should expect a new album filled with emotional and powerful music and a mystical artwork which will form a unity with the message of the album. Furthermore we wanna thank Napalm Records and especially A&R Thomas Caser for the past 6 years."

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Radiance Posts Full New Album For Streaming

"Undying Diabolyca," the debut album from Italian avant-garde/prog metal band Radiance, is available for streaming in its entirety at Bandcamp here or through the player below.

The album officially releases today in both digital and CD formats via My Kingdom Music. The "Undying Diabolyca" track listing is as follows:

1. Towards Doom
2. Another Way
3. Behind the Light
4. Storm
5. Reasonance
6. Whirl's Criterion
7. Le Poison à la Mode
8. Undying Diabolyca
9. Pulse of Awakening More...

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Entrospect Reveals Debut Album Details

Entrospect was formed by Felipe Silva (Guitar) and Luis Caro (Bass), with the inclusion of Sebastian Silva (Vocals) and Alvaro Poblete (Drums). The band now announces the release of first album "Inverse Polarity," which is coming courtesy of Australis Records. You can check out the song "Phobia" below, and Australis Records also comments:

"Inverse Polarity is just the result of over two years of effort in which the band sought a brutal sound coupled with a fine technique by each of its members, achieving a stunning album in collusion with an art and a special design for the intentions of the band. Inverse Polarity was recorded at AlbaRoad Studios by Eduardo Demangel and includes the track listing below."

1. Quantum Void
2. I Promise your Death
3. Phobia
4. Residual Energy
5. Falling into Oscillating Abyss
6. Dead in Lust
7. Without Symmetry
8. From Less to More (Instrumental)
9. Desintegración
10. Point Zero More...

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Nemertines Streaming Upcoming Album Online

The new full-length album "Death, My Love" by Russian project Nemertines is now available for streaming online. You can hear the full release through the YouTube clip below, and the album is set for official release on March 21st via Subliminal Groove Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Eyes and Teeth
2. Alive
3. Pulse, Song of Hope
4. Sleep
5. Deep Inside of Blackhole
6. Sabrina Scissor the Sister
7. Opium
8. 94
9. Masturbation
10. A Needle Under the Nail
11. The Birds are Back
12. Relationship
13. Mardrom More...

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Southern Dose Of Rebellion Announces Release Show

Southern Dose of Rebellion will be hosting a CD release show for the new "Retaliation" album this coming April 5th at Zombies Bar & Live Music Venue, in San Antonio, TX. Further details are available at the Facebook event page here.

You can also stream the "Retaliation" album through the player below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. A Reason to Bleed 02:45
2. Southern Dose 04:47
3. Slaying the Lamb 04:09
4. I Am your God 03:49
5. Dethroned 03:11
6. Secede 04:21
7. Broken Caste 04:57
8. The Art of Confession 03:53
9. Remission 04:45
10. Flawed 05:26
11. Retaliation Before Submission 05:25 More...

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Kvelertak Streaming "Meir" Album Online

Kvelertak has premiered the band's forthcoming Roadrunner Records debut, "Meir," over at Stereogum. Stream the full album at this location.

"Meir," which arrives March 26th, features the single, “Bruane Brenn” and is the follow-up to the band’s break out self-titled album. Roadrunner Records also comments:

"Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Torche), 'Meir' marks an indisputable milestone for Kvelertak. Tracks such as 'Evig Vandrar' and the brutal 'Nekrokosmos' see the band melding breakneck energy, tight rhythms, and consistently inventive hooks, riffs, and melodies to construct a distinctive sonic universe all their own. 'Meir' – which features cover art by Baroness’ John Dyer Baizley – is currently available for pre-order on the iTunes Store and via the official Roadrunner Records webstore. Furthermore, Kvelertak have unveiled details of a major North American headline tour deemed, 'Meir Tour - North America 2013' which kicks off April 21st at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge." More...

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Cold Colours Posts New Song

Minnesota dark metal band Cold Colours has released the track "This Devotion" online, which is from the group's upcoming self-titled CD.

The band's 4th album was recorded at 14:59 Studios in Minneapolis with Will Maravelas and Zach Leteurneau and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö at Unisound, Sweden. According to a press release, the new album finds Cold Colours "bringing back the dark and doomy roots after many years."

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Code Of Silence Offers Free Download Of New Track

Scotland's melodic metal act Code of Silence, featuring Brazilian vocalist Gus Monsanto (Symbolica/Ex-Adagio), is streaming the new track "Tame the Tempest" and offering the track as a free download (see below or go to this location). The track appears from the band's debut LP "Dark Skies Over Babylon," which is out now in Europe and set for an April 9, 2013 via Mausoleum Records. A music video for the song "Sky Is Falling Down" can be seen over at this location.

The track started out as a piece written by guitarist Ben Randall and ended up a collaboration with Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse) and Pete Newdeck (Eden’s Curse/Tainted Nation).

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Resonance Room Streaming Full Album online

Resonance Room has just released new album "Untouchable Failure" and My Kingdom Music has made it available for streaming via Bandcamp here or through the player below.

The label also comments: "Fans of Katatonia, Riverside, Anathema, Pain of Salvation & Porcupine Tree are welcome to enjoy this new opus of emotional sonorities and decadent feelings."

The "Untouchable Failure" track listing is as follows:

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

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Delusions Of Grandeur Releases New Album

Pittsburgh act Delusions of Grandeur has released the new album "Efficacy," which is available for streaming online. Check out the songs through the player below, or buy the album in digital format over at Bandcamp here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Noname 05:39
2. Humdinger 07:07
3. Quantum 06:12
4. Dan 04:30
5. Hibernation 03:04
6. The Pretty Song 05:34
7. Skyride 02:58

For more info on Delusions of Grandeur, head over to the band's official Facebook profile right here. More...

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Aenimus Announces West Coast Tour

San Francisco/North Bay act, Ænimus, is proud to announce the band will be hitting the road on the "Groove It or Lose it" West Coast tour presented by EMG Pickups and Heavy Blog Is Heavy. Dates are available after the jump.

The 10 date trek, which sees fellow Northern California deathcore troupe As Death Comes Calling hopping on for a handful of dates, will run from April 25th - May 5th kicking off at Aubergine After Dark in Sebastopol, CA and coming to a close at the Cobalt Cafe in Los Angeles, CA. The band has also unleashed the final studio video update for recording sessions from forthcoming debut album, "Transcend Reality." Check it out below.

Bassist Seth Stephens had the following to say about the upcoming tour and video update: "We are very excited to announce that we are done recording our album and we'll be going on our first Regional tour this Spring!! We will be hitting the road with our good friends, As Death Comes Calling, for a 10 day run that will take us through California, Oregon and Washington. We have spent the last 2 years writing and recording our upcoming album, 'Transcend Reality,' and playing a handful of shows in preparation for this. We could not have done this without the endless support we have had from our Management, our Sponsors and most importantly our Fans.

"We are absolutely humbled to have EMG Pickups and Heavy Blog Is Heavy signing on to present our very first tour, and we would like to thank InTune Guitar Picks as well, for their additional promotion and support of the tour. We have been waiting (im)patiently to share with our fans what we have worked so hard on the last two years, and can't wait to see you all this Spring and reveal new songs from'Transcend Reality!' In addition to that, we are stoked to present our final studio video update for the album, which features clips of vocal sessions and a run down from Matt on the albums concept and lyrical content. Hope you guys enjoy and please check out the tour dates and come SPREAD THE CHAOS with us on the Groove It Or Lose It West Coast Tour!!" More...

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I Spit Ashes Writing For New Album

After releasing the "Inhaling Blackness - Reflecting Light" album through Massacre Records last year, I Spit Ashes has now checked in with the following update about writing material for a new release:

"Now that we mainly focused on live shows in early 2013, we will again focus on the songwriting for the next album. Also we got a little surprise for all the 'Inhaling Blackness - Reflecting Light' fans soon! Nevertheless, all booking requests will be answered. Just look at our website for all the contact information."

You can also check out the band's music over at MySpace here.

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Deftones And Periphery Make Total Destroy On Tour

For being as visible a band as Deftones have been since 1995, one would think that everybody has had a chance to see them live already. Well-respected and marketed, it's nearly impossible for the average American to be ignorant about the band. Oddly enough, later on in the show, vocalist Chino Moreno called out and asked the crowd "How many of you are at a Deftones show for your first time?" and was surprised by a fairly large show of hands. That being said, the show sold out Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN on March 15th a couple of weeks early, so it was also a fairly large crowd.

It's my guess that more folks hadn't seen or heard of opening band Periphery at this show, although the band quickly made fans out of them. Assisting on the Koi No Yokan tour had to have been a great step up for Periphery, also bringing out their own fans, which were a welcome juxtaposition to the way-too-serious-about-how-much-they-love-the-Deftones fans. You know the ones -- squinty-eyed, half-baked, but ready to fight at a moment's notice if you're not cool with their how-the-Deftones-saved-my-life story.

Thankfully, all was cool at this show. More...

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Dead Horse Trauma Posts New Music Video

Des Moines’ rockers Dead Horse Trauma have released a music video for “Reckoning Day,” which is the first single off their new album "Vi Ops" (set to release 04/20/2013). The video was filmed in Des Moines, IA under the direction of H&Y Design. Check out the clip below. The track listing for Vi-Ops is as follows:

1. The Murder of Crows
2. Mockingbird
3. Reckoning Day
4. The Virus
5. Coercion
6. The Head of The Snake
7. VDa
8. Menticide
9. Daffodils More...

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Tarja To Release New Album This Year

After the success of “Act I," former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen has renewed her album deal with earMUSIC for a set of new releases spanning over the next few years. The first release will be the yet untitled follow up to the 2010 LP "What Lies Beneath," which is scheduled for release in August/September. The album was mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam/U2) and details about the first single, its music video and extensive worldwide tour will be revealed soon.

Turunen commented on the new release: "It’s going to be a killer, killer…In few days I am going to record the final vocals for the last song on the album. It will be a hard ending for the vocal recordings, since the song has several choirs and even some sort of ethnic touch, so I will have to sweat. Anyway this album production has gone very smoothly forward since all the pieces are together and the team that has been working with me before is still the same. It’s only getting better!"

Although rock will remain Tarja‘s main musical field, she also plans to release productions in a diverse array of musical genres. The upcoming "Beauty and The Beat" tour (side project of Tarja and former Rage drummer Mike Terrana) will be filmed this year, and the success of the album "Harus" will be followed up by the first-ever classical studio album by the Finnish vocalist.

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Stamina Issues Recording Update

Guitarist and songwriter Luca Sellitto of Italian act Stamina has checked in with the following recording studio update:

"Hi all! We are glad to announce that most of the rhythm guitar parts for the new album have been recorded.

"As previously revealed, the songs I've written for our new album are a bit more aggressive than our previously released stuff. There are a lot of heavy rhythm guitar riffs, so we (the sound engineer and I) tried to achieve the best possible sound for the parts, experimenting a lot with various microphones and amp's settings. I decided to buy a new cabinet, just before starting my recordings : it's a Carvin Legacy with vintage 30s. The amp is my 'old' Masotti X-Modern 100, which I used on our previous albums too.

"I will start recording guitar solos as soon as possible, but I still have to record some rhythm guitar overdubs, a very heavy seven strings guitar riff and some acoustic guitar parts first. In the meanwhile, all the singers who will appear on our album have already start recording their parts.
We will announce their names very soon. Stay tuned!" More...

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Eldkraft Streaming New Track "Gammal Krigare"

Sweden’s Eldkraft is streaming the new track "Gammal Krigare." The song appears on the band's debut release "Shaman," which is expected to drop on May 24, 2013 (G/A/S), May 27, 2013 (EU) and May 28, 2013 (North America) via Metal Blade Records.

Eldkraft describes its music as "a musical constellation whose primary foundation rests on epic metal while drawing experimental influences from ancestral musical traditions of the North and spiritual guidance of its hermetic crafts. 'Shaman,' the debut album, is a psychedelic trip gazed upon through contemporary elements, circumnavigating journeys of knowledge, growth and the ecstasy of the soul."

"Shaman" was recorded at the band's own studio Epidemic, while the drums were recorded at Necromorbus Studio. Mixing and mastering was completed by Magnus Devo Andersson of Endarker Studio Sweden.

Check out "Gammal Krigare" here: More...

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Verminous Pushes Back Album Release

Xtreem Music has checked in with the following announcement about the release of a new album from Verminous:

"After an incredible delay of several months caused by the artist in charge of the cover artwork that made us impossible to set up an exact release date for the new Verminous opus, we can finally reveal the cover art for 'The Unholy Communion' and track list which is available below.

"The definite release date for CD will be April 15th whilst vinyl version will come out two weeks later in May 1st. You can actually see the album cover on big size and listen to an advance album track through the YouTube player below (choose HD quality & full screen)."

01. Intro
02. Keepers of Chaos
03. I.N.R.I (Iesus Nazarenus Rex Insecta)
04. Hordes ov Vermin
05. In the Name
06. Glorious Sacrilege
07. Verminous Fluids - Part II
08. Old is the Shadow of Death
09. Immersed in Semen
10. The Gospel of Verminous
11. Devil Worship (Sabbat cover) [*]

[*] Bonus for 12"LP version More...

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Overkill Announces Tour Edition Of "Electric Age"

Over the course of their upcoming European tour, followed by several festival shows, legendary U.S. thrash metallers Ovoerkill are going to release a special limited tour edition of “The Electric Age."

The limited 2CD tour edition will be released on April 19th, 2013 and comprise the regular album as well as a 4 additional live tracks on a bonus CD, recorded at “The Metro” in Sidney, Australia, on September 25th, 2010. Pre-orders are available at this location. The tracklist reads as follows:

CD 1 “The Electric Age”:
1. Come And Get It
2. Electric Rattlesnake
3. Wish You Were Dead
4. Black Daze
5. Save Yourself
6. Drop The Hammer Down
7. 21st Century Man
8. Old Wounds, New Scars
9. All Over But The Shouting
10. Good Night

CD 2 “Live from OZ”
1. Horrorscope
2. Long Time Dyin’
3. Necroshine
4. Walk Through Fire More...

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Bleed The Man Posts "Save Your Soul" Music Video

Spanish modern metal band Bleed The Man posted a new music video for the opening track of the forthcoming LP "Ashes From the Past," entitled "Save Your Soul." The album drops via Croner Records on March 12th 2013.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Save Your Soul
2. Human Nature
3. Still Have Time
4. Another Human Fault
5. The Most Precious Gift
6. The Follower
7. Walk Through My End
8. Mind Prison
9. Automatic Thoughts
10. Face To Face
11. Obscurity Is My Name
12. Confront The Truth

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Lost Society Posts Track-By-Track Video, Pt. 5

Lost Society posted part five in the series of track-by-track videos culminating in the release of band's debut release "Fast Loud Death." The album is available now in Europe and will drop on April 2nd in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

In this final part of the series, the band provides you with background information on "Fatal Anoxia" and the bonus track "Escape From Delirium." Check out the music video for the track "Kill (Those Who Oppose Me)" over at this location. A second video for the track "Thrash All Over You" is expected to premiere on March 20, 2013 over at Metal Hammer.

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Lovelorn Dolls Streaming New Track "No Life"

Belgian gothic metal act Lovelorn Dolls is streaming the new track "No Life." the song appearson the the debut full length LP "House of Wonders," which is available now on iTunes and other digital retailers, as well as a physical release via Alpha Matrix Records.

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The New Black Posts "Sharkpool" Music Video

German groove metal band The New Black posted a new video for the track "Sharkpool." The song appears on band's upcoming third LP "III: Cut Loose," which was issued this past Friday through AFM Records. The band previously released the first music video for the release with the track "Count Me In," which can can be viewed over at this location. The New Black features Ex-Tyran Pace/Ex-Paradox/Ex-Stormwitch guitarist Fabian Schwarz.

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Russkaja Posts New Music Video For "Energia!"

"Russian Turbo Polka Metal" act Russkaja posted a new music video for the title track for the new LP "Energia!" The album drops on April 7, 2013 via Napalm Records. The video was directed and animated by Juppi Juppsen.

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A Hero For The World Posts Lyric Video

Melodic metal act A Hero For The World posted a second lyric video for the new track "End of Time." The song appears on the band's self-titled debut release, which is scheduled for release on March 29, 2013. The album will be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, as well as a limited edition digipak from the band at its official Facebook Page. The first lyric video for "Free Forever," can be viewed over at

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