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Metal News for March 21, 2012

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39 news articles posted on this day.


Lowest of the Low

On Saturday, my band was playing a show at the “big” venue for local underground bands in Taipei, Taiwan. Playing a show there means your band has “made it,” at least in a purely local sense. It has the best sound system in town, professional lighting, a small but serviceable backstage area—everything you need and a few things you don’t, including a disco ball. It’s where the “big” international extreme bands play—Exodus, Ensiferum, Misery Index, Into Eternity, Destruction, and many more have played there. It has a much maligned crowd barrier in front of an elevated stage, capacity for about 700 people—those things that make a band that might never have played outside their hometown think they can take things to the next level. It also has a common policy that most bands at the next level encounter on a semi-nightly basis: This venue takes a percentage of the bands’ merchandise sales. More...

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Gandhi's Gunn Posts New Single

Italian doom band Gandhi's Gunn has just posted a brand new upload of the single "Under Siege," which you may listen to below. The track comes from the band's long-awaited second album, "The Longer the Beard the Harder the Sound," which will be available on Taxi Driver Records on April 27th. For more information and updates on Gandhi's Gunn, go to the band's Facebook page.

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Crucified Barbara Signs With Nuclear Blast

Swedish all-girl act Crucified Barbara has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Nuclear Blast Records:

"We’re extremely proud to announce that we have signed up with Nuclear Blast Records for North America (U.S., Canada, and México) plus New Zealand and Australia!

"Our 3rd studio album called 'The Midnight Chase' will be released in North America this summer. The album was recorded at Music-A-Matic Vintage Recording Studio in Gothenberg, Sweden with sound engineer Henryk Lipp and producer Chips Kiesby. More to come!!"

While waiting further details on the upcoming album, you can check out Crucified Barbara's music via the band's Facebook profile.

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Unsu Talks New MCD "The Filthy"

French death/grind act Unsu signed a multi-album deal with Kaotoxin Records earlier this year beginning with the release of "The Filthy," and we had the pleasure of premiering the new song "Kill Kyst" online prior to the album's official drop.

Now that the MCD is officially out and Unsu has wrapped up a run of U.K. shows with Merciless Precision, the band has decided to speak out to share with old and new fans about the creation of "The Filthy," the group's history, and what we can expect to hear from Unsu in the future. Below is our full interview with vocalist Micky, in which he talks all things Unsu and extends a cordial invitation to any and all females to submit naked pictures for the band's perusal. More...

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Hour Of Penance Posts Guitar Clip

Today Guitarworld.com’s “Betcha Can't Play This” segment features Hour of Penance guitarist Paolo Pieri showing off his method of shred. To check out the video and realize how much more you need to practice, go to this location or watch the clip below.

The Italian death metal squadron will release the "Sedition" full-length to North American masses on March 27th (April 2nd in the U.K. and April 6 in mainland Europe) via new label home, Prosthetic Records. Hour of Penance will hit North American shores for the first time ever supporting The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile and Skeletonwitch. The trek will include a stop at New England Metal Fest. Upcoming dates are as follows: More...

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Beneath The Smile Posts New EP Online

Italian metalcore act Beneath the Smile has posted the band's new EP "Autumn Scars" online, which can be heard through the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro ~Scars of Regret
2. Changes, for the Worse
3. Distant Thoughts
4. Autumn Scars
5. Lightless Sunset
6. This Fire Inside Me
7. Outro ~Moonlightless

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Borknagar Comments On Upcoming Album "Urd"

The release of Borknagar's new album, "Urd" (reviewed here), is only a few days away, and there has already been a massive positive media reaction towards the record.

Amongst others, Germany's Metal Hammer Magazine as well as Norway's Scream Magazine have voted Urd as "Album of the Month" in their current issues. Borkangar mastermind Oystein G. Brun has checked-in to comment about the amazing advance reactions, as well as the band status:

"Hey folks! Just wanted to give you all a brief status report from the BORK headquarters...

"First off I would like to express our gratitude for all the amazing feedback we have got for the upcoming album. As earlier stated we're all very satisfied and proud of the new album, but the fact that this album would unleash such a massive and positive feedback came a bit as a surprise for all of us. 'Urd' recently won the 'album of the month' in Metal Hammer Germany, something we really didn't really expect being the 'unconventional' band we are. Also we won the 'album of the month' in Scream Magazine in Norway and it feels good to get that kind of recognition in our own territory. We have done numerous interviews the past weeks and what a joyful ride it is, the feedbacks are generally amazing and we can't do anything but smile. More...

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Weekend Nachos Announces New Tour Dates

Weekend Nachos has announced an upcoming West Coast tour alongside Dead in the Dirt. The currently announced dates are as follows:

4/19 Chicago IL @ Albion House (w/ harms way, no dead in the dirt)
4/21 Davenport IA @ Thc Usa
4/22 Omaha NE @ The West Wing
4/23 Denver CO @ Blast O Mat
4/24 Albuquerque NM @ Gasworks
4/25 Phoenix AZ @ ICYC
4/26 Pomona CA @ Aladdin Jr
4/27 Los Angeles CA @ Self Help Graphics
4/28 Fresno CA @ CYC
4/29 San Jose CA @ House of the Dead Rat
4/30 Reno NV @ GZ House
5/1 Provo UT @ TBA
5/2 Cheyenne WY @ Ernie November
5/3 Wichita KS @ Eagles Lodge
5/4 Oklahoma City OK @ The Conservatory
5/5 Kansas City MO @ Sweet Lodge
5/6 Peoria Heights IL @ Pizza Works More...

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Year Of No Light Announces Split Album

Destructure Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a split album from Year of No Light and ThisQuietArmy:

"After the release of Ausserwelt, the awesome record and critically acclaimed second album by Year of No Light, we started talking last year with our old friends from Bordeaux about releasing something new from them. We talked about several projects of split and collaborations and eventually all agreed on the idea of sharing a new record with ThisQuietArmy from Montreal, Canada.

"This record pushes the idea of sharing a record to the extreme. Both sides start with a new song from each band, long songs (approx 12 min) which let both bands enough time to develop their own ambiance full of intensity and melodic loops. These new songs are followed by collaborative drones which prove that these two bands were made to work together and share a record.

"The atmosphere is dark but always full of melodies and progressions. The record deserves several playings for the listener to really hear all nuances and details. ThisQuietArmy will be on tour in Europe in April with AUN.

"Year of No Light will do a very few live appearances in the coming months since they started working on a new album after their Russian trip. Artwork has been done by the dedicated Destructure team. This collaborative effort will see the light of day in three versions : transparent clear vinyl, white and black. The release is now on preorder here." More...

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EnChanTya Signs With Massacre Records

EnChanTya has officially inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band was formed back in 2004, when Rute Fevereiro decided to pause her musical career with Black Widows.

In the summer of 2005 the band recorded the first demo "Moonlighting The Dreamer," and despite line-up changes, the band kept going. leaving a trail of good reviews, earth-shattering concerts, and a few TV appearances.

The sound of EnChanTya was labeled and put in line with bands like Nightwish, Within Temptation, and others. In 2007, EnChanTya won the first place of the first edition of the "Bandas Procuram-se" competition in Portugal.

Watch out for the "Dark Rising," which will be released later this year.

EnChanTya is:

Rute Fevereiro - Vocals
Nuno Seven - Guitar
MP - Bass
João Paulo Monteiro - Drums
Bruno Prates - Guitar

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Devin Townsend Project To Release New Box Set

Multi-instrumentalist Devin Townsend has finished working on his new DVD box-set, "By A Thread - Live in London 2011," which contains the unique, sold-out U.K. shows from last fall where he performed all four Devin Townsend Project albums: "Ki," "Addicted," "Ghost," and "Deconstruction."

"By A Thread - Live in London 2011" contains all four shows on four DVDs, plus a 5-CD set (the four albums and one disc with all of the encores). It will be released on June 18th in Europe and June 19th in North America through HevyDevy Records / InsideOut Music. More information about this special DVD box-set will be revealed soon, so stay tuned.

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The Contortionist Posts Studio Update

The final installment of The Contortionist’s in-studio video blog series is now posted online at MetalInjection.net, and can also be viewed below. The final episode focuses mainly on electric and acoustic guitar tracking and features snippets of new music, so keep your ears at the ready.

“We had an amazing time at Audiohammer Studios working with Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi on what we feel is our best work to date. We’re confident that the new music and the ideas we are bringing to the table with this record will blow everyone away,” comments guitarist Robby Baca. “Now we are gearing up to head out on tour at the end of the week. We’re stoked for this killer line-up and can’t wait to perform a new song or two for everyone that comes out to see us. See you on the road!” More...

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Stonehaven To Release New Album

Midwest black metal behemoths Stonehaven are set to unearth their second full-length offering through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on April 20th, 2012. Entitled "Concerning Old-Strife And Man-Banes," the album was recorded and mixed at Massive Sound Studios in Kansas City by Corey White and mastered by Mike Nolte.

The cover art — a scene meant as a direct correlation to the mood of the record — was crafted by the band’s own Caleb May and depicts late 10th century King Olaf Trygvason of Norway and his men at the Godey Isles, torturing Raud the Strong. The band commented, "Raud was a priest of the local Scandinavian pagan religion, and had refused to convert to Christianity at the point of King Olaf’s sword. Seizing him from his bed at night, they dragged him outside, where Raud refused conversion once more. The king decided he should die the worst of ways publicly to set an example. Thus, Raud was held down and after many attempts — including the use of a drinking horn and hot poker — he was forced to swallow a snake. The title in turn is meant to resemble the tongue-in-cheek chapter titles of many Icelandic Sagas. Two kennings are used, old-strife (representing historical woes) and man-banes (swords). Kennings are a type of old Scandinavian figure of speech found in Sagas and other writing."

“We pride ourselves on our theme and style,” addded the band in a collective statement. “Our album is the end product of years of hard work. It captures the horrors of old world Europe: atrocity, murder, and Norse Heathenism. From aggressive black metal riffs to magnificent Viking melodies, Concerning Old-Strife And Man-Banes encapsulates a journey into the terrifying past of our ancestors.”

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Rise To Remain Releases New Music Video

Rise to Remain has released the brand new music video for "Talking In Whispers," which can be viewed through Vevo or in the player below. Taken from Rise to Remain's debut album, "City Of Vultures," the music video was shot around the band's native London streets.

Rise to Remain just recently completed the band's biggest U.K. headlining tour to date and, as a thank-you to fans, is giving away a free live MP3 of the album-closing track "Bridges Will Burn," which was recorded in Bercy, Paris on June 28th, 2011. To download this exclusive track fans just have to sign up to the band's mailing list on Facebook. More...

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Ufomammut Posts "Empireum" Video

Following several visual glimpses into the creation of Ufomammut's newest work, "Oro: Opus Primum" -- the initial release in a pair of albums in the "Oro" series, and the band's debut within the Neurot Recordings family -- today the band proudly unveils the first full track from the LP duo.

Through Malleus Rock Art Labs Ufomammut has crafted a full video/visual version of "Oro" which will accompany the audio the whole way through both albums, and "Empireum" opens the "Opus Primum" album, beginning the "Oro" chronicle.

Courtesy of the diehard Ufomammut cult specialists at The Obelisk, behold the audio/visual supernatural doom metal bliss of "Empireum" at this location or in the player below.

Stay tuned for further installments, as each track from both LPs in the "Oro" lineage are released over the coming months. "Opus Primum" will see North American release on April 17th and the second installment, "Opus Alter," will see release in September. Ufomammut has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Suidakra Announces New Tour Dates

German Celtic pagan metal band Suidakra is preparing to make a return to North America this April. Suidakra will be hitting the road with global thrash legends Overkill, God Forbid, and Diamond Plate. The tour kicks off April 20th in Philadelphia, PA and wraps up May 12th in New York, New York.

Guitarist and frontman Arkadius commented on the bands North American tour: "After playing three US tours in the past we are more than excited to come back in april/may 2012 to cross the USA together with Overkill, God Forbid & Diamond Plate.We're looking forward to rock the cities with all these great bands!

"After the release of our latest album Book Of Dowth we were busy playing many shows here in Europe & Asia, so this is going to be our first time presenting Book Of Dowth to the American audience.

"The States have been good to us the last few times we played there, so we're expecting some awesome shows and we are ready to meet some friends, fans and kick their asses!" More...

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The Devil Wears Prada Video Interview Available

The Devil Wears Prada frontman Mike Hranica caught up with Noisecreep in the States recently for a filmed interview.

Mike spoke about everything from tattoos to his faith to touring with labelmates Slipknot and one of Mike's favourite bands, Slayer. Check out the clip below, or find The Devil Wears Prada's music video for "Dead Throne" here.

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Howl Enters The Recording Studio

Providence, RI’s metallic beasts Howl have entered the studio with producer Zeuss (CROWBAR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) to record their sophomore album. The album is being recorded, mixed and mastered by Zeuss at his own Planet-Z Recordings and is expected for a Fall 2012 release.

Howl previously released a full-length and EP via Relapse Records. More details on the upcoming release will be announced shortly. Howl guitarist / vocalist Vincent Hausman commented on the new recordings:

"This is the meanest and heaviest thing we've ever done, and we feel like the songwriting is a big step forward since 'Full Of Hell.' We're super psyched to team up with Zeuss, because we feel like he'll properly capture this monster of a record."

For more on Howl, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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Anterior Posts Farewell Show Footage

U.K. act Anterior played the band's final show earlier this month, and footage has now been posted online from the farewell appearance. The clip is available below, and the band commented:

"Hey you dirty little sexers! Photos from the last ever Anterior show have been posted here. And for those who want to see the video of the show go below. Thank you once again to everyone who ever supported Anterior in any way. These past ten years would not have been the same without you!"

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Theocracy Audio Interview Available

An audio Interview with Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith has been posted online, which originally aired on 99.1 CJAM-FM in Windsor / Detroit for the "Signals of Intuition" show on March 6th. Listen to the interview through the YouTube player below.

Theocracy has a new album out titled "As The World Bleeds," and was also recently covered in the power metal edition of our Unearthing the Metal Underground column.

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Addiction Of A Murderer Streaming New Track

German death metal act Addiction of a Murderer has unleashed a new track online for streaming. Give the song "Bleeding Wounds [Still Proud]" a listen through the player below, or find more from Addiction of a Murder by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Before The Dawn Posts New Album Teaser

Before the Dawn has posted another preview from the band's upcoming 7th album "Rise Of The Phoenix," due out April 27th via Nuclear Blast. Watch the video clip below.

The album can be pre-ordered at the Nuclear Blast web shop here. You can also check out the previously posted video clip for "Phoenix Rising" at this location.

The track listing for "Rise of the Phoenix" is as follows:

1. Exordium
2. Pitch-Black Universe
3. Phoenix Rising
4. Cross To Bear
5. Throne Of Ice
6. Perfect Storm
7. Fallen World
8. Eclipse
9. Closure More...

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Banda De La Muerte Posts Album Launch Video

Argentinian metal group Banda de la Muerte has posted a half-hour live video launch clip for its second full-length album "Pulso de una Mente Maldita," which you may view below. The video was filmed at Palacio Alsina, mastered by Gonzalo "Pájaro" Rainoldi, and directed by Gardel Awards nominee Emiliano Ferrando. It is the official premiere of “Pulso de una Mente Maldita” which will be released on March 29th via the Argentinian label Zonda Records. Banda de la Muerte has also added four more dates to its trek through Europe, which we have posted below.

05/04/2012 - Birmingham, UK @ Scruffy Murphy's (w/ Cultura Tres,Stone Axe, Alunah, Stubb and Trippy Wicked)
11/04/2012 - Zürich, Switzerland @Eldorado
12/04/2012 - Freiburg, Germany @ SlowClub
15/04/2012 - Antwerp, Belgium @TBC (w/ Aguardente)

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Diesel King Streaming Debut EP

London sludge band Diesel King is streaming its debut five-song EP "The Ancient and the Nameless" over on Bandcamp. Diesel King formed in 2009 and recently played a gig with Betraeus and others at the Hangover Sunday event in Camden. Stream the entire "The Ancient and the Nameless" EP below.

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Zorormr Streaming New Song

Black metal act Zorormr has issued the following announcement about streaming the new song "Thy Kingdom Come" online:

"The wait is over! Check out band’s Facebook, MySpace or website and listen to 'Thy Kingdom Come' - the first promo track of the upcoming 'IHS' album! The song features gruesome vocals of the legendary Polish black metal crusader Cezar (CHRIST AGONY & MOON) recorded especially for this album!

"As you already know the amazing drum parts were recorded by Icanraz (DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS, PIGFACE BEAUTY). Quite a few wonderful leads were done by Quazarre (DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS, ASGAARD). And that’s not the end of the guest-list! Also joining force with ZORORMR are Shadow (BLACK ALTAR) with a stunning vocal performance, Roman Bereznicki (LECTER) who recorded clean guitars and Virian (LILLA VENEDA) who added some weird growls to one of the songs...

"More to say that the cover art & layout is being prepared right now by Odrzansky and will be revealed on the 30th of March. Stay tuned & happy Ostara!"

The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Human Recruits New Drummer, Working On Album

New Zealand's Human has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new drummer and working on a new album:

"We have secured a new drummer in the form of Daniel Pawsey, a Christchurch local, and we couldn't be more happy with the way it's been working out. We plan to do our first show with him on May 12th at 'Capital Punishment 3' in Wellington! After that we have our 20th anniversary show happening in our hometown, at our favourite venue; The Dux Live!

"Human had started work on a new studio album with our previous drummer late last year but that all fell through pretty quickly, which was unfortunate for all involved. However, we still have all of the songs we need and we are starting to record again with Daniel on the skins this time. And it'll be the best thing we've ever done. We hope xD Our good friend Nick 'Captain Catsquid' Coulter will be manning the controls for the production of the album!

"Brief enough? Don't forget we still exist on these websites so do check them out and leave your comments - we read them all. Except the shit ones... they get deleted. Metal on!"

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Aborym Seeking Fan Submissions

Aborym has issued the following announcement about seeking fan photos and audio samples for an upcoming 20th anniversary release:

"Hey fuckers! As we believe you know, this is a very important year for us: it's the anniversary of the first 20 years of Aborym. We would like to thank you all for following us, for supporting us, quite often to stand us, for buying or downloading our albums, for wearing our T-shirts, for having read, understood and interiorized our lyrics and, for all the time, you dedicated to us when you were writing us letters or e-mails to which we couldn't answer, or, simply, for having criticized us.

"And we want to thank you, especially, if some of you, through Aborym, have become open-minded, rebelled against the rules, the business and the system (musical and not musical one) and perhaps managed to make music in a free, instinctive and passionate way.

"We would like you all to be part of our history and the history of extreme music. We want you all in our next album, planned to be released through Agonia Records. We intend to realize a song about 5 minutes' long in which we want to insert anything you would like to send us: guitar or bass riff, samples, sentences, keyboards, groove, loops or short lyrics.

"Furthermore, we would like to realize a huge Aborym Fan Wall Poster, a enormous mosaic with all of your pictures (above), which will be sent for free at the moment it will be completed.

"This is your opportunity to be part of the history of Aborym. This is our chance to thank you all. We love ya all.

"Aborym Fan Wall Photo Restrictions: More...

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Monolith Joins West Coast Annihilation Tour

California-based thrashers Monolith with join Sacrificial Slaughter and Blessed Curse on the 10-date West Coast Annihilation Tour, which kicks off on April 5th in Las Vegas, NV. Official dates and the tour poster can be found below.

April 5th - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
April 6th - Reno, NV @ Ground Zero
April 7th - Eugene, OR @ Lazarus Pit
April 8th - Yakima, WA @ Brews & Cues
April 9th - Seattle, WA @ 2 Bit Saloon
April 10th - Boise, ID @ The Venue w/ Mobile Deathcamp
April 11th - Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November (record store)
April 12th - Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern w/ Mobile Deathcamp
April 13th - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Dawg Pound
April 14th - Ceres, CA @ The Workshop More...

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Carach Angren Reveals New Album Details

Carach Angren has named the band's forthcoming album "Where The Corpses Sink Forever." The Dutch symphonic act's third album is slated for a May 18th release (North America TBA), and has the following track listing:

1. An Ominous Recording
2. Lingering in an Imprint Haunting
3. Bitte tötet mich
4. The Funerary Dirge of a Violinist
5. Sir John
6. Spectral Infantry Battalions
7. General Nightmare
8. Little Hector what Have You Done?
9. These Fields Are Lurking (Seven Pairs of Demon Eyes)

You can watch the second webisode of the recording sessions for the album at this location.

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Mesopotamia Streaming New Track

Norwegian experimental black metal band Mesopotamia, who recently signed with Abyss Records, has posted a pre-production demo of the song "The Summoning of Erra" from their forthcoming debut album. You can listen to that track in the widget below.

The band is currently wrapping up the writing/demoing process and will enter the studio in the early spring to record the album, which is set to be released later in 2012. Earlier this year, Mesopotamia posted a demo version of the track "The Cult of Ninurta" at the same location. More...

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The Mentors Announces Tour Dates

Crust punk/metal band The Mentors has announced a series of June tour dates as they tour in support of the recent tribute album "For Those About to Rape." Check out a live tune of theirs, "Free Fix For a Fuck," which was recorded at the Punk Rock Picnic in Irvine last year. For more information on the venues associated with the dates, head over to The Mentors' Facebook page.

6/05 SAN ANTONIO @ Korova
6/06 AUSTIN ... The Dirty Dog Saloon
6/08 NEW ORLEANS.... The Siberia
6/09 ARLINGTON...The Ranch Bar & Grill
6/10 OKLAHOMA CITY.. The Conservatory
6/11 TULSA... The Eclipes Cultural House
6/12 WITCHITA The Lizard Lounge
6/15 DENVER ...3 Kings
6/17 FLAGSTAFF TBA More...

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Mose Giganticus Posts New Music Video

Philadelphia based progressive/sludge act Mose Giganticus posted a new music video for the track "White Horse." The song appears on the band's latest album "Gift Horse," which is available now on Relapse Records.

Check out "White Horse" here:

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Within The Ruins Posts Pre-Production Update

Within the Ruins, who preparing to enter the studio at the end of March to record the band's third album for Victory Records, posted a video update of the band's pre-production work on the new release.

Check out the video here:

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Turisas Posts Paganfest III North America Trailer

Finnish symphonic metal band Turisas posted a trailer for the upcoming Paganfest III North America tour, which starts next week on March 29, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The festival also features Alestorm, Arkona and Huntress. Ex Deo was recently forced to cancel its participation.

Check out the trailer here:

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Debauchery Announces Bloodfest 2012 Tour

Germany's death metal/hard rockers Debauchery announced "Bloodfest 2012" tour dates commencing on April 6, 2012 in Belgium. The band is supporting its latest LP "Germany's NexT Death Metal" which was released in 2011 through AFM Records.

Confirmed dates for "Bloodfest 2012" are as follows (more to be added):

06.04.2012 Antwerpen @ De Rots (BE)
07.04.2012 Berlin @ K17 (DE)
08.04.2012 Essen @ Turock (DE)
13.04.2012 Erfurt @ Centrum (DE)
04.05.2012 Rostock @ Alte Zuckerfabrik (DE)
05.05.2012 Wolfsburg @ D-Place (DE)

19.05.2012 Maniacs of Rock (Aalen Ebnat) (DE)
07.06.2012 Gahlen Moscht (Cottbus) (DE)
29.06.2012 With Full Force (DE)
30.06.2012 Basinfirefest (CZ)
20.07.2012 Boarstream Open Air (Mulfingen) (DE)
21.07.2012 Phönix Benefiz Festival (Mannheim @ Alte Seilerei) (DE)
26.07.2012 Free & Easy Festival (München @ Backstage) (DE)
27.07.2012 Rock unter den Eichen (Bertingen) (DE)
28.07.2012 ZONK Festival (Moosdorf) (AT)
01.09.2012 Wolfszeit Festival (Crispendorf) (DE)

14.09.2012 Darmstadt @ Steinbruchtheater (DE)
13.10.2012 Metal Invasion Festival @ Messeareal Straubing (DE)
20.10.2012 Burning Blood Fest @ Haus der Jugend Großräschen (DE)
21.12.2012 Cham @ L.A. (DE) More...

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Voyager Confirmed As Support For Rhapsody Of Fire

Australian prog-rock/metal band Voyager have confirmed that the band will provide the main support for the upcoming Rhapsody of Fire North American Tour commencing on May 25, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. For complete dates of the tour head over to this location or check out the tour poster here:

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Lakei Streaming New Song

Norwegian hardcore/sludge metal band Lakei, who recently signed to Indie Recordings, is streaming the new track "Banesår" (heard below). The song appears on the band's debut release entitled "Konspirasjoner" which is scheduled for release on April 20, 2012 through the label.

The track list for "Konspirasjoner" is as follows:

1. Domsavsigelse
2. Sarkofag
3. Budbringer
4. Despot
5. Aldri Temmes
6. Ansikter
7. Konspirasjoner
8. Banesår
9. Lakei

Check out "Banesår" here: More...

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Unisonic Posts Part 4 Of 11 Track-By-Track Videos

Unisonic posted the fourth part of an eleven part track-by-track video series for the release the forthcoming self-titled debut full length LP. The album is set to drop on March 30, 2012 through earOne Music. This video features the song "Unisonic."

Check out part four here:

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Paradise Lost Posts New Music Video Online

British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost have posted their new music video online for the song, "Honesty In Death." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "Tragic Idol," which will be released in Europe on April 23rd through Century Media Records, with a North American release of April 24th to follow.

Speaking about the video, guitarist Greg Mackintosh stated: "We are very excited about the premiere of our Honesty in Death video. In my opinion it is the best video we have ever done. Matt Green, who I had previously worked with on the Vallenfyre ‘Cathedrals of Dread’ video, directed it. He did such a great job with Vallenfyre that we knew he would be able to do something really special for Paradise Lost. The result is a very powerful, but very grim short film with brief cameos by the band, that is sure to resonate with people who see it." More...

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