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Metal News for March 2, 2012

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45 news articles posted on this day.

A Haunted Mantra Streaming Two New Songs

A Haunted Mantra has issued the following announcement about streaming two new songs online:

"Hey everyone! So we've released 2 new songs, 'Pillars of Creations,' which is an instrumental, and 'Involuntary Spinal Subluxation!' Both songs were self-produced, and we hope you all dig!

"We also have live footage of some recent shows we've played, and just uploaded a few videos to our official facebook page that you can view here.

"We have a couple more shows coming up at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina, and we are looking for a label if any are interested! Keep it metal guys."

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SSS To Appear In New Music Series

British crossover thrashers SSS are due to be featured in an episode of a new music series called "No Sleep Till," brought to you by Vice and Vans.

No Sleep Till offers a candid, fly-on-the-wall view of life on tour, through the eyes of four of the most explosive bands on the circuit. The series follows SSS, Cerebral Ballzy, The Bronx, and Trash Talk or 24 hours each, giving fans an inside view of the guys behind the bands, the music they've dedicated their lives to making, and the fun, carnage and chaos involved in being a band on tour.

SSS bassist MARK MAGILL comments: "Vice Magazine and Vans asked us if they could follow us around for a day. We said yes, they pointed their cameras at us and we wished we lived a life of rock 'n' roll excess, so that we'd be more interesting to watch than the normal people we actually are. We discovered that we're pretty good at clay pigeon shooting and North Wales is very depressing in December. We didn't win at bingo, either."

Keep an eye out for the episode featuring SSS on March 14th. Watch the No Sleep Till trailer at this location.

SSS' new album, Problems to the Answer, features 25 snarling tracks and is available now worldwide on CD and limited edition picture disc LP.

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Ex Deo Announces New Album Release Date

Roman themed metal act Ex Deo, which recently dropped off the PaganFest tour and finished the vocal recordings for the new album "Caligvla," has now checked in with the following update about the album's release:

"'Oh... from the wounds of time, let the gladius strike you down, let the fire march inside...descend upon thee... Mars, oh god of war' - taken from the song 'DIVIDE ET IMPERA.' The CALIGVLA album world conquest set for August 31st! We film the video in MAY, single June/July but we will release teaser samplers before, starting in April."

The band also issued the following update earlier this week about an upcoming performance in Mexico:

"Citizens of the southern province of Mexico, we are proud to announce that the Roman forces of Ex Deo will arrive April 21st in Mexico City together with the barbarians in Arkona... the war is on, Rome arrives for the first time ever in southern latin soil! world conquest has begun... details of engagements to follow."

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Exodia Reveals New Album Details

Spanish act Exodia has announced the new album "Slow Death" will see release this coming April 2nd in Spain and April 6th for the rest of Europe. The track listing is as follows:

1. The end
2. No Rules No Kisses
3. Fight My Cock And Your Palate
4. Like a Rat
5. Creating Addicts
6. World's Cancer
7. Ensure My Safety
8. She Begs For Mercy
9. Push the Button
10. The Desire of Darkness
11. The Stark Reality
12. You Lose Your Life
13. No Solution More...

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Cauldron Checks In From The Road

Canadian heavy metal trio Cauldron is currently on tour in Europe, and has issued an update to fans from the road. The band is headlining the three-week long "Burning Europe" tour in support of the latest album, "Burning Fortune." Supporting Cauldron are fellow Canadian metallers Striker.

Cauldron guitarist Ian Chains updates from the road:

"The Burning Europe tour so far has been an endless supply of self-cleaning rotating toilets, fizzy water, public hostels with old men walking around in yellowed underwear, giant hot dogs with miniature buns, dirt cheap Czech beer, 1 Euro skin rags, Jason washing his hair with his deodorant, and feeling like you can scrape a bucket of Crisco off your face.

"The shows have been great so far, the crowds have been savage, and we're having a non-stop pardy crammed in a van with our buds from Striker! We've been hanging out in Prague for the past couple days since we were lucky enough to blow our alternator on our day off. We've broken down before in worse places...! Looks like we'll get back to the Burning part of the tour in no time. We're looking forward to the rest of the tour cause you guys are wild man... WILD!!!" More...

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Weedeater Announces New Tour Dates

After a few weeks off, following nearly three years of semi-constant touring, Cape Fear's sludge-slingers Weedeater decided they have been off the road long enough, and that it's time to go reap some more hard-partying souls.

Set for the band to celebrate 4:20 on the road mid-tour, the newest endeavor will burn its way through a pile of East U.S. cities in the second half of April, from New England to the tip of Florida. Weedeater has commissioned ASG and Cough to be the pummeling backup for the entire tour, with sixteen dates locked-down and more likely to be confirmed in the weeks ahead. Check out the tour poster and more at this location.

Dates are as follows:

4/12/2012 Jimbo's Rock Club - Charleston, SC
4/13/2012 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
4/14/2012 Churchill's - Miami, FL
4/15/2012 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
4/17/2012 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
4/18/2012 The Lexington Ave Brewery - Asheville, NC
4/19/2012 V Club - Huntington, WV
4/20/2012 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
4/21/2012 Cosmic Charlie's - Lexington, KY
4/22/2012 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
4/23/2012 The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
4/24/2012 Cherry Street Station - New Haven, CT
4/25/2012 Armageddon Shop - Providence, RI
4/26/2012 Mojo's Main - Newark, DE
4/27/2012 Outer Banks Brewing Station - Kill Devil Hills, NC
4/28/2012 Casbah - Durham, NC

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In Alcatraz 1962 Posts Studio Update

Northern Virginia metal/hardcore hybrid, In Alcatraz 1962, has teamed up with RevolverMag.com to launch a new in-studio video update from Cleveland’s, Studio D Productions, where the band is putting the finishing touches on its debut full-length record.

Check out the update here or in the player below for some exclusive In Alcatraz 1962 audio clips, a behind-the-scenes interview with the band, and a very special visit from the “Standby Smasher.” Be on the lookout for IA 1962’s upcoming debut, out this spring via Standby Records.

Stay tuned to the official In Alcatraz 1962 Facebook profile and the all-new Standby Records website for more information on In Alcatraz 1962. The band has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/17 – Mt. Airy, MD @ Mt. Airy Firehall
3/23 – Amityville, NY @ The Broadway Bar
3/24 – Albany, NY @ Valentines
3/25 – Rochester, NY @ Flying Squirrel Community Center
4/13 – Painesville, OH @ Score Fun Center
4/15 – Toledo, OH @ The Jamboree More...

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Ahab Posts New Album Studio Teaser

Ahab has been busy recording the follow-up album to "The Divinity of Oceans," and the band has now posted the first video teaser for the upcoming album "The Giant." Check out the clip below. The new album "The Giant" will be available this coming May 2012.

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Brendon Small Announces Fan Chat

Brendon Small, co-creator/ writer/ actor/ director/ producer/ of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse television series and the creative brain behind the new “High Stakes Intergalactic Extreme Rock album” Brendon Small's Galaktikon, will be taking part in an exclusive fan chat hosted by Yowie.com on Monday, March 5th at 1pm PT/4pm ET.

Brendon will answer questions about his new side project as well as questions about his other various projects. The chat will be hosted at this location. Be sure to log in on Monday, March 5th for this unique opportunity to chat directly with Brendon.

Brendon’s new side project, Brendon Small's Galaktikon, is set to release in April 2012. The album release will coincide with the Season 4 premiere of Metalocalypse. Brendon Small is responsible for writing and performing all of the music on Metalocaylpse, as well as "Dethklok: The Deathalbum" and "Dethalbum II."

“This album should be thought of as an audio comic book, an over acted chamber drama, a ridiculous premise that takes itself way too seriously all the way to the end,” states Brendon Small.

For all up-to-date information and to purchase Brendon Small's Galaktikon please visit this location, your one-stop-shop for everything involving this new project. You can also catch more intermittent updates on Facebook.

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Tribune Streaming New Song

Burnaby, BC based act Tribune (Pronounced: TRY-BUNE) will be releasing the band's third CD and second full-length "Elder Lore / The Dark Arts" officially on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 via independent label Corpse Corrosion Music. The band will also be hitting the road to tour Canada and the U.S. in April and May.

In celebration of the upcoming album release and tour, Tribune has posted the new song "The Succubus" online, which can be heard below. You can also check out a teaser video for the album at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. It Came From The Swamps…
2. The Succubus
3. Chemistry Arrives
4. The Warrior Mentality
5. Below
6. We, The Black
7. Man On The Outside
8. The World’s Greatest Cynic More...

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Amorphis Video Interview Available

Darkscene.at has posted a new lengthy video interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and bassist Niclas Etelävuori from Finnish death metal band Amorphis, which was conducted at Rockhouse Salzburg (Austria) on January 5th, 2012. Check out the clip below.

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Gwar Working On New Album

Gwar has checked in with the following announcement about working on new songs for an upcoming album:

"Like any band worth it's salt, GWAR is constantly working on new songs. What's different now is that the band has it's own in-house recording studio/jam space, so everything they do is tracked.

"There is no release date, no gory details but rest assured of one thing...GWAR is working on a new album, and it will be a tribute to their lost Scumdog brother, Flattus Maximus! Watch Oderus' Twitter feed for updates!"

Gwar also has a string of upcoming U.S. tour dates in March and April, with full details available at this location.

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The Dead Wretched Streaming New Track

South Wales metallers The Dead Wretched have checked in with the following announcement about streaming a new song online:

"New track up on the player, while your sucking it into your brain don't forget you can download our other track 'Anchors Down' for free. If you like the tunes share them with you friends :)"

Check out the new track "Hammer Death" or the previously uploaded song "Anchors Down" via The Dead Wretched's Facebook profile here. Studio footage from the band can also be viewed at this location.

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Exclusive

Death's "Vivus!" Streaming In Full

Death's two-CD live album, entitled "Vivus!" was released this week in select territories and Metalunderground.com readers can now stream the album in full (below). Compiling two separate Death concerts, each recorded in 1998, disc One features the band at the height of their prowess tearing the roof off of the infamous Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles while disc two is a brilliant recording of the band on the festival stage at Dynamo Open Air. The complete tracklisting for both discs can be found below.

"Vivus!" was released on February 28th in North America, today, March 2nd, in the Benelux / Germany. The album is due out March 5th in the UK and rest of Europe. "Vivus!" follows the recent Relapse Records re-issues of "Individual Though Patterns," "The Sound of Perseverance" and "Human." Like those reissues, this collection contains extensive liner notes from previous members and never-before-seen photos of the band. Pre-order options, including a new line of exclusive DEATH merch and additional release information can be found here.

You can check out some of the bundles on Relapse Records' site or buy "Vivus!" from iTunes here.

Here is the complete "Vivus!" track listing:

Disc 1 - Live In L.A. – 1998
1. The Philosopher
2. Spirit Crusher
3. Trapped In A Corner
4. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
5. Crystal Mountain
6. Flesh And The Power It Holds
7. Zero Tolerance
8. Zombie Ritual
9. Suicide Machine
10. Together As One
11. Empty Words
12. Symbolic
13. Pull The Plug

Disc 2 - Live In Eindhoven – 1998
1. The Philosopher
2. Trapped in a Corner
3. Crystal Mountain
4. Suicide Machine
5. Together As One
6. Zero Tolerance
7. Lack Of Comprehension
8. Flesh and the Power It Holds
9. Flattening of Emotions
10. Spirit Crusher
11. Pull the Plug

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Australis Streaming New Songs

Minneapolis, MN's Australis has posted two new songs online for streaming. Check out the tracks "Synapse Collapse" and "Astral Annihilation" through the player below.

Both tracks are also available for download on a pay-what-you-want scale via the Australis Bandcamp page. For more details on Australis, head over to the group's Facebook profile.

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God Forbid Streaming New Song

Get into some serious headbanging with a brand new track from God Forbid called “Don’t Tell Me What To Dream” off of the upcoming album, "Equilibrium," due out March 26th. Listen to “Don’t Tell Me What To Dream” in the player below.

You can also see God Forbid on tour across the U.S. this spring with Overkill. The tour hits major cities including Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles and more. Check out the full list of dates below.

04/20/2012 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
04/21/2012 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
04/22/2012 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
04/23/2012 - Columbus, OH @ Screamin Willies
04/24/2012 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
04/25/2012 - Chicago, IL @ BOTTOM LOUNGE
04/26/2012 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
04/27/2012 - Denver, CO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER
04/28/2012 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
04/29/2012 - Seattle, WA @ EL CORAZON
05/01/2012 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
05/02/2012 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom At The Regency
05/03/2012 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
05/05/2012 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
05/06/2012 - Dallas, TX @ TREES
05/08/2012 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
05/09/2012 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ CULTURE ROOM
05/10/2012 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
05/11/2012 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
05/12/2012 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater More...

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Ptahil Finishes Recording New Album

Indiana black metal conjurers Ptahil have emerged from the Temple Of Da’at Studios once again with seven new songs for an upcoming full-length slated for release through Wraith Productions later this year. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

The band is also gearing up for run of live rituals across the United States in support of the "For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory" offering, unleashed in North America last November and in Europe in January. Dates thus far include:

3/16/2012 Bond’s 007 Rock Bar – San Antonio, TX w/ Teratism, Ancient Malus, more
3/17/2012 The White Swan – Houston, TX w/ Bahimiron, Teratism, more
3/18/2012 The Ranch Bar & Grill – Arlington, TX w/ Teratism, more
3/19/2012 Headhunter’s – Austin, TX w/ Teratism, more
3/21/2012 Bonerville – St. Louis, MO w/ Teratism, more
4/20/2012 The Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN w/ The Lurking Corpses, Superchrist, more
5/18/2012 Goodfellas Bar & Grill – McMechen, WV w/ Brimstone Coven, Disobey
5/19/2012 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Mausoleum, more

More campaigns are in the plotting stages and many more will be added. According to a press release, the band's latest release "For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory" is a "transmigration through chaotic boundaries never before unveiled and an imposing assault of Satanic doom/punk/black metal on the senses, composed and recorded in complete adversarial ritual."

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Kissin' Dynamite Posts "I Will Be King" Video

German traditional metal/hard rock band Kissin' Dynamite posted a new music video for the track "I Will Be King." The song will appear on the band's sophomore effort "Money, Sex & Power,"which is due for release on March 23, 2012 through AFM Records.

Check out the video here:

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Wizard Rifle Streaming Debut LP

Wizard Rifle’s debut LP "Speak Loud Say Nothing" will be released via Seventh Rule Recordings on March 13th, 2012. Seventh Rule issued the following brief announcement about the release streaming online:

"Its Friday, so delete all the work you have to do and listen to the new Wizard Rifle record in it's entirety, courtesy of Invisible Oranges."

Check out the stream of "Speak Loud Say Nothing" via Invisible Oranges at this location. For more on Wizard Rifle, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Ascariasis Streaming New EP Online

Ontario's Ascariasis has now released the new "Ocean of Colour" EP online for streaming. Check out the songs from the release in the player below. The "Ocean of Colour" track listing is as follows:

1. Shatter
2. Torchbearer
3. Eleven
4. Ocean of Colour
5. Carving the World

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Spellcaster Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Portland, Oregon's Spellcaster has just announced the band will be hitting the road this March on a 15 date U.S. tour. The band's debut album "Under the Spell" was released last July on Heavy Artillery records and received rave reviews, including an 8/10 in Decibel Magazine. The tour will include shows with bands such as Bonded by Blood, Witchaven, Havok, Exmortus, and Speedwolf, as well as a stop at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

Listen To "Under the Spell" at the Spellcaster Bandcamp page here or catch the band live on the following dates:

MARCH
7 - Portland, OR - Ash Street Saloon
8 - Medford, OR - Johnny B's
9 - Oakland, CA - Zombieland House
10 - Fullerton, CA - Riff Haus - w/ Witchaven, Bonded by Blood, Exmortus
11 - Las Vegas, NV - East Side Joe's
16 - Austin, TX - SXSW Festival - w/ Havok, Witchaven, Bonded by Blood, Exmortus, Speedwolf
17 - San Antonio, TX - The Ten Eleven - w/ Witchaven, Bonded by Blood, Exmortus, Speedwolf
18 - Houston, TX - The White Swan
19 - Oklahoma City, OK - Horde House
20 - Chicago, IL - The Orphanage
21 - St. Louis, MO - Bonerville
22 - Kansas City, MO - Aftershock Bar and Grill
23 - Denver, CO - Mouth House
24 - Salt Lake City, UT - South Shore Bar and Grill
26 - Seattle, WA - 2 Bit Saloon

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Anatomy Of I Recruits New Live Bassist

Anatomy of I has checked in with the following announcement about hiring a new live bass player:

"Due to logistic reasons, we've decided not to work with Robin Zielhorst as a replacement for Steve Di Giorgio for our upcoming live shows. Amsterdam-based Giuseppe Formisano (NAUSEAHTAKE) will be handling the fretless bass duties.

"Check out Robin's band EXIVIOUS on their tour with OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and GOROD:

March
9 – Stuttgart, Germany - Universum
10 – Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk
11 – Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
12 – Berlin, Germany - Magnet
13 – Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen
14 – Oslo, Norway - Betong
15 – Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
16 – Jena, Germany - Rosenkeller
18 – Prague, Czech Republic - Black Pes
19 – Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal
20 – München, Germany - Feierwerk
21 – Wien, Austria - Arena
22 – Ljubljana, Slovenia - Gala Hala
23 - Milano, Italy - Zoe Club
24 – Rome, Italy - Traffic Club
27 - Toulouse, France - Aero *
28 – Nantes, France - Ferrailleur*
29 – Paris, France - Glazart*
30 – Dunkerque, France - 4 Ecluses*
31 – Rouen, France - 106* More...

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All Else Fails Posts New Webisode Online

Canadian melodic metallers All Else Fails, who just snagged a Edmonton Music Awards "Best Metal Album of The Year" nomination for their latest full-length "The Oracle: What Was, Is And Could Have Been," have just uploaded the season 5 finale for their Studio Space websiode series. Over the last five years, the series has followed AEF behind the scenes while on tour, recording their albums and just having fun. The band commented on the clip:

"In this season finale, AEF demonstrate their agility and capability of achieving gold in the 'Drunken Olympics,' which includes Punk Flips, Shrub Jumping, and the good old Bread F*cked! This is it folks, this is as dumb as it gets. But we aren't drunks. We may be metalheads, shitty comedians, mediocre musicians, crappy englishers, and drunks, but we aren't communists."

To listen to the band's latest album stream, head over to this location. More...

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War Of Ages Announces New Album Title

Facedown Records has announced the title and release date for the new War of Ages album will be "Return To Life."

"Return To Life" was recorded with Zeuss at Planet Z Studios (Shadows Fall, Chimaira, Hatebreed) and is set for release on April 24th. "Return To Life" features some of War of Ages' most personal material, and according to Facedown Records, "continues with their unique brand of Warrior Metal for which the band has become infamous."

War of Ages has toured with As I Lay Dying, Demon Hunter, Soilwork, Norma Jean, Between the Buried and Me, and more, and will be headlining this year's Facedown Fest on April 7 in Pomona, Ca. More...

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Eagle Twin Completes Work On Sophomore LP

Salt Lake City based stoner/doom rockers Eagle Twin has completed work on the band's sophomore effort, which will be entitled "The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale." The album was once again recorded with Randall Dunn at London Bridge Studio. The album will see the light of day this year, however no release date has yet been set.

The story of the release continues the from the 2009 debut LP "The Unkindness of Crows," as "the crows documented in the first album have battled the sun and were burned back down to earth as black snakes" and the concept of the new release "continues mainly on the snake and its various mythic and symbolic incarnations. Ultimately the great ancestral snake is transformed from its lowly beginnings back into a bird soaring upon the thermals."

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DaiTribe Details Debut LP "Epochalypse A.D."

Illinois groove metal band DaiTribe have announced that the recently completed debut LP will be entitled "Epochalypse A.D." and is targeted for a Spring 2012 release period through True Gemini Records. The artwork (shown below) was done by Mark Alano.

Guitarist Tristan '1690' Grigsby had the following comments on the album:

We went in with the skeletons of about 8-9 tracks and the rest came together pretty easily and quickly. It's great to finally be at the finish line of all that hard work. We've got lots of pent up aggression and attitude to unleash, so get ready for a long overdue dose of heavy riffs and melodies. The Epochalypse is now!

The track listing for "Epochalypse A.D." is as follows:

1. For The Sins
2. My Eyes
3. I Hate Me
4. Liar Messiahs
5. Betray
6. This Hell
7. Crime Legacy
8. Redemption
9. False Hopes
10. Control
11. Sanctuary
12. Loss By Distance More...

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Witch Mountain Enters Studio For Third LP

Portland, Oregon based stoner/doom rockers Witch Mountain have entered Audible Alchemy Studios with Billy Anderson today to record the band's third LP and follow up to the 2011 release "South Of Salem" (see Metal Underground's review here). More news on the forthcoming album with Profound Lore Records is expected soon.

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Lullacry Posts Track-By-Track Video Interview

Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry posted a track-by-track interview video for the band's fifth release "Where Angels Fear." The album is scheduled for release worldwide in March 2012 through the band's own label OUTO Recordings.

The track listing for "Where Angels Fear" is as follows:

1. Antidote to You
2. Still An Angel
3. Thousand Suns
4. Feel My Revenge
5. Bad Blood
6. All Behind
7. Gone Are the Days
8. I Am
9. Broken (Into Pieces)
10. Where Angels Fear
11. Stay
12. Love & War

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Spawn Of Possession Streaming New Song

Swedish death metal act Spawn of Possession is streaming the new song "Servitude of Souls" exclusively with Metal Injection (shown below). The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Incurso," which is scheduled for release on March 13th, 2012 through Relapse Records.

The track listing for "Incurso" is as follows:

1. Abodement
2. Where Angels Go Demons Follow
3. Bodiless Sleeper
4. The Evangelist
5. Servitude of Souls
6. Deus Avertat
7. Spiritual Deception
8. No Light Spared
9. Apparition

Check out "Servitude of Souls" here:


Click Here To Watch The Video

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Interview

Jeffrey Nothing Talks Slipknot Tour and More

With the recent news of a possible tour with Slipknot, an album ("Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children"), several tours, and four years since my last interview with my friends in Mushroomhead, I felt it was high time that I reach out to Jeffrey Nothing for an interview and get an update regarding the bands current status since our last conversation, and what we may have to look forward to in the future. Due to proximity and schedule conflicts, Jeffrey agreed to do the interview via email. The following is a Metal Underground.com exclusive. More...

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Single Bullet Theory Comments on Upcoming Tour

Guitarist/singer Matt DiFabio of the Philadelphia metal band, Single Bullet Theory, comments on the group's upcoming tour dates:

"I am thrilled to announce the SBT will be joining the ranks of Into Eternity for the bands first return to the U.S. in three years. Into Eternity have been friends of mine since SBT toured with them and Amorphis back in 2005 and I think this is going to be a GREAT tour.

"I am even more excited to have this amazing line -up of sbt out and hitting these clubs like a wrecking ball. This is without a doubt the best the band has ever sounded and I am sure its going to pay off in dividends."

Here is some footage of SBTs return to stage after a three year playing hiatus: More...

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Eye Beyond Sight Streaming Song "Sick Society"

Slovakian melodic death metal band Eye Beyond Sight are streaming the new track "Sick Society" from the band's forthcoming sophomore effort "The Sun and the Flood." The album is set for release on March 23, 2012.

The band's official video for the title track can be seen at this location.

Check out "Sick Society" here:

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Seven Ends Streaming "Deathmachine"

Dutch thrash/death act Seven Ends are streaming the song "Deathmachine" from the band's debut release "To the Worms." The album is due for release on March 23, 2012 through Massacre.

The track list for "To the Worms" is as follows:

1. Deathmachine
2. To the Worms
3. Cadaver Throne
4. Nation of Fear
5. Bloodfields
6. A World in Darkness
7. Hypocrites of Faith
8. Chained
9. Rats

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Zero Degree Streaming "Tomorrow Dies Today"

German melodic death metal act Zero Degree is streaming the song "Tomorrow Dies Today" (heard below). The track is from the band's debut LP "Surreal World," which was originally self-released by the band in 2010, but now will be released worldwide through Massacre Records on March 23, 2012.

The track list for "Surreal World" is as follows:

1. The Door to the Unknown
2. Tomorrow Dies Today
3. Frozen Alive
4. The Storm and the Silence
5. Grapes of Wrath
6. Whispering Age
7. Virus
8. Disease
9. Surreal World
10. Where Angels Die
11. The Fog

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Eldritch Posts New Music Video

Italian power/progressive metal band Eldritch posted a new music video for the song "Deviation." The song appears on the band's latest album "Gaia's Legacy," which was released last October on Scarlet Records. The video was directed by Skrotosound.

Check out "Deviation" here:

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Amberian Dawn Posts New Music Video

Finnish power metal band Amberian Dawn posted a new music video for the track "Cold Kiss." The song appears on the band's forthcoming fourth release "Circus Black," which is due out on Spinefarm Records today in Europe, March 6, 2012 (Canada) and April 24, 2012 (USA).

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Circus Black (3:48)
2. Cold Kiss (3:30)
3. Crimson Flower (4:23)
4. Charnel’s Ball (4:26)
5. Fight (3:19)
6. Letter (4:28)
7. I Share With You This Dream (3:36)
8. Rivalry Between Good and Evil (Instrumental) (3:59)
9. Guardian (5:09)
10. Lily of the Moon (4:07)

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End Of Green Signs With Napalm Records

German depressive rockers End of Green has signed a worldwide recording deal with Napalm Records. The signing marks a new era for the band, who spent a decade with Silverdust Records, which closed its doors. The band will take its time recording a new LP, which is tentatively forecasted for a summer 2013 release.

Guitarist Sad Sir commented on the signing:

Yes, mam. We're thrilled! "When Silverdust informed us that they were calling it quits with the label, we agreed to reach out with our antennas to search for new possibilites. I think Napalm Records fits like a glove. They are independent, they care about music, and I think they know what we're about. And: when you call them or text them, they know that you are signed to the label. That's rare, nowadays.

As to a new End of Green release, Sad Sir stated:

We're not in a hurry. Right now we're celebrating our 20th anniversary with the '20 Years of Self-Destruction', after that it's time to kick off the next twenty.

The band will embark on a tour of Germany, which is dubbed the "20 Years of Self-Destruction Tour." The confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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AtomA Posts Album Preview

Swedish atmospheric post metal act Atoma posted a full album preview for the forthcoming debut album "Skylight." The album is scheduled for release on March 30th, 2012 through Napalm Records.

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Eden's Curse Announces New Singer; New Video

U.K. melodic metal band Eden's Curse announced that former Pathosray/Fairyland singer Marco Sandron is the new vocalist for the band. Simultaneously, the band released its new music video and single for the song "Time To Breathe." The band is offering a free download the track at this location.

Sandron had the following comments on joining the band:

I'm very proud to be the new singer of Eden's Curse! This band is great. The guys are simply awesome and very talented musicians, there are no egos, just respect and true collaboration and we are working together simply to reach our one true aim – creating great music! I simply cannot wait to rock some stages and meet the wonderful Curse fan base that the guys tell me so much about, as well as completing songs for our new album. Yes, I'm very excited because the new songs we are producing are so powerful, melodic as hell and typically Eden’s Curse

Bassist Paul Logue had the following comments on Sandron:

We had discussions with many amazing vocalists over the last four months, but this was about more than just picking a singer – that was the easy part! We had a stringent set of criteria that the successful applicant would need to meet, and they absolutely had to be fully exclusive to the band, in order for us to retain a sound that is instantly recognisable as Eden’s Curse. That is why the search took several months to complete, in order to ensure that we made the right choice and I firmly believe we have the right man.
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Crystal Viper Streaming New Song

Polish power metal band Crystal Viper is streaming the new song "Witch's Mark" (heard below). The song appear on the forthcoming LP "Crimen Excepa." The album is due out on April 27, 2012 (EU) and April 24, 2012 (North America) through AFM Records.

The track listing for "Crimen Excepta" is as follows:

1. Witch’s Mark
3. Child Of The Flame
5. It's Your Omen
7. Crimen Excepta (feat. David Bower of Hell)
9. Medicus Animarum
11. The Spell Of Death
13. Hope Is Gone, Here’s New Law
15. Fire Be My Gates
CD Bonus tracks:
17. Tyrani Piekiel (Vader Cover) (feat. Peter of Vader)
18. Ghosts Of Sherwood (from the "Robin Hood: Ghosts Of Sherwood" motion picture soundtrack)

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Comedy. Sleaze. Horror.

It’s true, reality “star”, Dee Snider, is appearing in a sitcom. This week let’s take a look at the show promo for Snider’s new gig, a sleazy glam rock video from New York City rockers Electric Black Horse, and a frightening album teaser from Fatal Smile. More...

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Limp Bizkit To Headline Graspop 2012

American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:

Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
Adrenaline Mob
Alestorm
All Shall Perish
Amon Amarth
August Burns Red
Behemoth
Black Label Society
Black Spiders
Black Veil Brides
Cancer Bats
Cannibal Corpse
Children Of Bodom
Comeback Kid
Death Angel
Devildriver
Dimmu Borgir
Emmure
Ensiferum
Europe
Exodus
Godsmack
Gojira
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Abiotic Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Florida act Abiotic has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Enfold Darkness:

"Here's that announcement we promised! We'll be hitting the road with Enfold Darkness, Vale of Pnath, and After the Spire! We can't fucking wait to shred it up with all these great bands. So far the confirmed dates on the tour are below. More dates TBA!"

5/12 - The Speak Easy Lake Wort, FL
5/14 - New Brookland Tavern in Columbia, SC
5/16 - Kingdom in Richmond, VA
5/17 - Dry Hill Community Center in Beckley, WV
5/18 - Peabody's in Cleveland, OH
5/19 - Camelot Hall in Portage, IN
5/20 - Mojoes in Joliet, IL More...

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Walking Corpse Syndrome Live Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of dark metal act Walking Corpse Syndrome's dual drummers performing during a live gig on February 25th, 2012. Check out the clip below. For more on Walking Corpse Syndrome, which features two drummers and a violin player among its lineup, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Stonehaven Streaming New Song

U.S. based black metal act Stonehaven has checked in with the following announcement about streaming a new song online:

"A new track entitled 'Addressing the Scorn-Pole" from our forthcoming album has been posted at our bandpage link here on this page.

"More information on the album including its name, album artwork, and the date of its release shall be revealed very soon. Observe!"

Stonehaven also commented on the band's sound and lyrical themes:

"Thematically representing the horrors of old world Europe, atrocity, murder, and Norse Heathenism; Stonehaven delivers a brand of black metal that upholds traditionalism and primitivism, with musical ornamentations cloaking much of their music that intends to reopen a door to the past."

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