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Metal News for March 21, 2013

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36 news articles posted on this day.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Freakshow

Heaven & Earth have just released the official video for the single "No Money, No Love.” The video features magicians, old school working girls, and little people. "No Money, No Love" is featured on the band's forthcoming studio album 'Dig.' More...

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Fenriz Dissects New Darkthrone Album

Fenriz and Nocturno Culto (AKA Ted) may be iconic superstars in the eyes of many fans of Norwegian metal, but they also epitomize the underground and reflect the lives of many of the scene's enthusiasts (they both still work day jobs and never tour).

The duo, also recently covered in our Sunday Old School column, now has a new full-length album out and ready to be devoured by the hungry metal masses, fittingly titled "The Underground Resistance."

The Darkthrone machine defies expectations pretty much whenever possible and doesn't concern itself much with sticking to a genre label, traveling from black metal to punk and even other styles. Following 2010's "Circle the Wagons" release, "The Underground Resistance" (reviewed here) offers everything from power metal to '80s era Celtic Frost influences.

Take a trek into the mind of an unassuming metal titan and find out everything there is to know about this latest genre defying opus - from inception to recording to art - in our interview with Fenriz below. More...

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Enthroned Announces Polish Shows

Belgian black metal act Enthroned, which will soon be celebrating 20 years of existence, will play live for the first time ever in Poland. After successfully invading the U.K. and Ireland in late February / early March, the band will be back on stage for two selected shows on Polish soil. Details are as follows:

26.04 - Wroclaw - Club Liverpool
27.04 - Kraków - Club Studencki Kwadrat

The band will be performing in support of latest full-length album "Obsidium," released in March 2012 on Agonia Records. Check out a track off the album below. More...

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Riksha Posts "Play Your Suffer" Video

Dark Harvest Records artist Riksha has released a new video for the song "Play Your Suffer," which can be viewed below. The label also comments:

"Riksha takes four guys and squeezes out as much sound and energy as possible. With a combination of both melodic and in your face vocal and guitar styles, Riksha hammers away with a musical montage of aggression, power and strength to create a new and bold sound."

Riksha is :

Ian Law – Guitars
Palmer – Vocals
Kevin Bronson – Bass
Max Dail – Drums

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Non Opus Dei Announces Upcoming Releases

Non Opus Dei has checked in with the following announcement about working on an upcoming new release:

"The band is working on the songs for a new album. We have just recorded three new tracks. We decided to go for an old school style live recording in the studio (with all the musicians and their amps in the same room), with no overdubs, and no post-production tweaking. The result is amazing and we are convinced that this is the right sound for our full album.

"The three abovementioned tracks recorded live in Bat Studio in Olsztyn will probably be published as a split in September 2013 - as the herald of our new album. We have also started playing live again. Below are some videos from our gigs." More...

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Hammerdrone Streaming New Single

Canadian melodic death metallers Hammerdrone have just released a brand new single, "Wraiths On The Horizon." and are making it available to fans as a free download at this location. You can also stream the track below.

"We've almost finished writing the album, but in the meantime we wanted to give people something to whet their appetite," explained vocalist Graham. "We're planning to record the full length this summer, so stay tuned." More...

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Fallstar Releases New Lyric Video

The newest addition to the Facedown lineup, Fallstar, has released a lyric video for “El Rey,” taken from the upcoming April 16th release of "Backdraft." Check out the video clip below.

The band has also launched pre-orders for "Backdraft," including your chance to win a limited edition skate deck designed by the band. Choose your pre-order package right here.

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Gaytheist Wants You To "Hold Me, But Not So Tight"

Good to Die Records is thrilled beyond all measure to announce the release of "Hold Me...But Not So Tight," the new album by power (bottom?) trio Gaytheist.

Set for a worldwide release on May 21st - on vinyl, of course - the new full-length finds the three-piece staying the course with an abundance of punchy riffage, huge drums, and Jason Rivera's arch, limp-wristed take on life and love. The label comments:

"Gaytheist recorded 'Hold Me...' in a whirlwind session earlier this year at Interlace Audio with Stealth Beats producer Stephan Hawkes. Don't let the brevity of the efforts give the impression that the album will sound rushed and half-assed. Rather, it's a testament to the tight musicianship between front man and guitarist Jason Rivera and his crack rhythm section Nickolis Parks (drums) and Tim Hoff (bass). Gaytheist is as lean and mean as ever on these 12 songs."

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Septekh Reveals New EP Details

Septekh, Sweden's dirty thrash/death act, will release new EP "Apollonian Eyes" on Abyss Records this coming April 1st, 2013. The new EP includes 4 new raging tracks of metal insanity and is the second EP from Septekh.

"Apollonian Eyes" is said to bridge the gap between previous debut EP and the band's as-of-yet untitled full-length album, which is currently in production.

To get a taste of the new EP, check out the track "Cursing the Skies" through Axisofmetal.com here. "Apollonian Eyes" is available for pre-order now on the Abyss Records webstore, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Apollonian Eyes
2. Burn it to the Ground
3. Cursing the Skies
4. Vlad Tepes More...

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Cough Hacks Up New Track

As "Reflection Of The Negative," the split album between Richmond, Virginia outfits Cough and Windhand draws near, today another massive slab of doom metal from the record has been made public.

Pitchfork today unleashes the album-opening “Athame," and while it is the sole track from Coughto be found on the split album, the beast bears over eighteen-and-a-half-minutes of disastrous riffage. Check out the song at this location.

"Reflection Of The Negative" acts as a precursor for the upcoming full-lengths from both Cough and Windhand, both slated for release via Relapse later this year. The split will see release on April 16th in North America, preceded by international street dates of April 12th (Germany/Benelux) and April 15th (UK/World). More...

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Starkill Adds Headlining Shows To Tour Schedule

In addition to an already announced tour with Hypocrisy and Krisiun this May, Chicagoland-based Starkill will also be playing a few headlining and supporting shows after the group's stint on that trek. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

Starkill will be touring in support of new album, "Fires of Life," due out April 29th in Europe and April 30th in North America via Century Media Records. Find out more about the album via our recent interview with the band right here.

5/01 -- Gramercy - New York, NY*
5/02 -- Palace - Stafford, CT*
5/03 -- Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC*
5/04 -- WreckRoom - Toronto, ON*
5/06 -- Reggie's - Chicago, IL*
5/07 -- Station 4 - St. Paul, MN*
5/08 -- The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB*
5/09 -- The Exchange - Regina, SK*
5/10 -- Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB*
5/11 -- Republik - Calgary, AB*
5/12 -- Branding Iron Pub - Armstrong, BC **
5/13 -- Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC*
5/14 -- The Hop - Spokane, WA
5/15 -- The Red Room - Boise, ID
5/19 -- The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO***
5/20 -- The Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA

* = with HYPOCRISY, KRISIUN, ABORTED, ARSIS
** = with ARSIS
*** = with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD More...

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Kvelertak Posts Track-By-Track Video

Kvelertak's second album (and Roadrunner Records debut), "Meir," will be available everywhere March 26th and to herald its release, vocalist Erlend Hjelvik and guitarist Vidar Landa have released a two part track by track video series discussing each song.

In Part 1, the band discusses "Åpenbaring," "Spring Fra Livet," "Trepan," "Bruane Brenn," and "Evig Vandrar," which can be viewed below. Kvelertak will release Part 2 tomorrow. You can also watch the band's music video for "Månelyst" at this location.

Catch Kvelertak on the North American "Meir" tour this spring, kicking off April 21st at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge (tour dates available after the jump). More...

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Ecnephias Reveals New Album's Track Listing

Ecnephias will be releasing new album "Necrogod" this Summer, and the band has now revealed the track listing is as follows:

1. Syrian Desert (intro)
2. The Temple of Baal-Seth
3. Kukulkan
4. Necrogod
5. Ishtar (Al-‘Uzza)
6. Anubis (The incense of twilight)
7. Kali Ma (The Mother of the Black Face)
8. Leviathan (Seas of fate)
9. Voodoo (Daughter of idols)
10. Winds of Horus (instrumental)

The band also commented: "If you liked 'Inferno,' you will love even more the new album: the band's sound is more personal, with a marked improvement (technical, compositional and lyrical). Melody and power will come together in a marriage full of extreme metal: the new record, for the first time, will be marked by many thrash and tribal metal rhythmic as well as dark melodies and a healthy dose of melodic death metal. It will be the spearhead for Ecnephias." More...

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The Afterimage Launches Crowd Funding Campaign

The Afterimage has launched a crowd funding campaign to help offset the costs of recording and a recent vehicle breakdown that has prevented the band from continuing to tour. Details on the campaign are available here. The group comments:

"Just a week ago (During our Cross Canada tour) we met a very unfortunate fate. Our van was written off and scrapped, our trailer impounded.

"We even had to call 911 to transport us to the nearest town (Broadview, SK) because we had absolutely no money for a cab. We spent countless hours in freezing temperatures waiting for help. With all the fees and costs involved, any funds raised previously during the tour quickly dissipated. All of us put absolutely everything we have into this project. We all work full time to fund this band.

"Regrettably, that just isn't enough at this point and we could really use YOUR assistance. Please consider donating to our indiegogo campaign. We do not want to have to bring this project to a halt because of these events. Your support means everything to us... we must move forward together. There's tons of sweet perks for those who donate as well!" More...

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On The Offense Streaming New Songs

New York hardcore outfit On The Offense has posted two new tracks, "We're All Good" and "Four Hundred List," for streaming via the band's ReverbNation page. You can also check out the tracks below. Both songs come from the band's upcoming debut album, "Frontline," due out April 9th on Dead City Records.

Said vocalist Sean Finley, "These are two songs that go over huge when we play them live, and the fans really dig 'em. So it's cool to actually get them recorded for everyone to hear. I think they're a good intro to what we've got on the album, and what we are all about...no flash, no technical wizardry, no crazy over produced bullshit or over complication... just straight up NYHC."

The "Frontline" album will be available for download through most digital outlets on April 9th, with a limited number of physical CDs available via the Dead City web-store.

Added Finley, "I have been in this since 1986, and I have been in a lot of hardcore bands. It took this long to click with the right guys to get it done. Collectively this record spans 20-plus years of growing up in NYHC without rehashing the same old same old, or reducing NYHC to a novelty. There ain't no games or motives or disguises about it. Listen to the record, and that's what and who we are...NYHC for life." More...

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Pith Announces New Single

Pith will be following up 2012's "Fore" EP (released through Diminished Fifth Records) with an 11-and-a-half minute long song called "Baptisms Along The Acheron." The track will drop in digital only format via D5 Digital on April 16th, 2013. A teaser video can be found below.

The following press release was also issued about the band: "As drummers Myles Deck and Chris Gatza have come and gone since the first EP, this time Pith have the temporary talents of Graham Ferguson (Napalm Raid, Hellacaust, Terratomb) on drums and backing vocals.

"The recording was engineered by Robert Nickerson (Black Moor) and Nick Jones (ex-Black Moor, ex-We're Doomed!). Nick and Pith member Jason Vautour mixed. Artwork and lyrics once again are done by vocalist Brett Campaigne (Cottus, River Nihil, North End Metal All-Stars, Pounding Sand) and on bass is of course Troy Kirker (Hellacaust, Spew, Raw Violence)."

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Kingdom To Release Second Album

Polish death metallers Kingdom have announced they are back with their second album entitled “Morbid Priest of Supreme Blasphemy.” The follow-up to 2008's debut “Unholy Graveyard” is due out on March 25th via Hellthrasher Productions.

The album features 9 brand new tracks as well as a cover of Nihilist's "Supposed to Rot,” with artwork courtesy of Bartek Kurzok (Ectovoid, Hell United, Decaying, Ulcer etc.). The track listing is as follows:

1. Slaves of Ruins
2. Krwawiaca rana
3. Beast of the Sea
4. Morbid Priest
5. Supreme Blasphemy
6. Supposed to Rot (Nihilist cover)
7. Summomed from Dead
8. Nameless King
9. Tombs of Dead
10. Syn Ognia More...

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Agrimonia Streaming New Song "Talion"

The name of Gothenburg-based quintet Agrimonia will reverberate through the masses throughout the coming months as third LP, and first for Southern Lord, is subject to be released onto the masses at the end of April.

Experience the opening track to "Rites Of Separation," the nearly eleven-minute gargantuan “Talion,” via Pitchfork.com right here. "Rites Of Separation" will see a North American release on April 30th via Southern Lord. The track listing is as follows:

1. Talion
2. Hunted
3. While Life Lies
4. The Battle Fought
5. Awaiting More...

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Tombstone Highway Streaming Full New Album

The Southern rock inspired doom metal act Tombstone Highway has made available for streaming the entire debut album, "Ruralizer." The stream is available via Metal Recusants here.

"Ruralizer" is coming to shops on April 16th in North America (the release is out now in Europe), and the track listing is as follows:

1. Old Blood
2. Acid Overlord
3. Graveyard Blues
4. Hellfire Rodeo
5. Ruralizer
6. Bite The Dust (and bleed)
7. At The Bitter End
8. Mississippi Queen
9. Hangman's Friend More...

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Textures Recruits New Guitarist

Dutch progressive metallers Textures are excited to announce that guitarist Joe Tal will replace Jochem Jacobs, who left the band earlier this year. A video announcement about the lineup change can be found below.

Joe had to say this about joining Textures: "I am really super excited about this, it was a lot of fun doing the audition and jamming with the guys. It feels great to say I'm a part of the group now and I can't wait to actually get started."

The band also issued the following statement: "It was a big setback for us to see Jochem leave Textures. Jochem was a driving force behind the band from the beginning and helped the band get to where we are right now. But Joe gives us more than enough reason to continue our journey with loads of new ideas and riffs. His diversity, personality, musical taste, the background of the band and of course his great technique were the reasons why we chose Joe to become our new guitarist. This makes us want to play shows and write new music even more than we already did!!"

Joe will make his live debut on a select number of shows this summer. Those new dates are as follows:

31-05: BUMA ROCKS, Doornroosje: Nijmegen, The Netherlands
31-08: Rockstadt Extreme Fest Open Air, Risnov, Brasov, Romania More...

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Legion Of The Damned Issues Album Update

Legion of the Damned has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming new album:

"Hereby we would like to start showing you our new album cover in a countdown jigsaw puzzle. The album will be entitled 'Ravenous Plague' and is set to be released on July 26th on Napalm Records.

"The band is genuinely proud to announce that composer and mastermind Jo Blankenburg has written a piece for this album as well, exclusively for Legion of the Damned. Jo Blankenburg is a German composer based in Los Angeles.

"He writes music for film and motion picture advertising. Some of his most popular tracks have been used in the advertising campaigns of The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, X-Men: First Class, and How To Train Your Dragon among many others. If you are into soundtrack and trailer music, we highly recommend you to check out his album Elysium! More...

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Aeon Zen Posts Final "Top 5 Riffs" Video

English progressive-metallers Aeon Zen released third opus "Enigma" to the world this past January on Nightmare Records / Sony / RED. Today Aeon Zen is pleased to present the fifth and final video in the band's "Top 5 Riffs" series. This installment focuses on keyboard parts and can be viewed below.

Keyboardist Shaz described his video: "An added dimension resonating with soul is added to the Soundscape of Enigma in the form of its keyboards. Through strings and choirs alone, at times the listener is able to witness the glory of Heaven unfolding in the forefront of his mind, while at other times given a front seat to the dark, despairing depths of man's inner turmoil. The atmospheric pads provide a journey through a cosmic universe, humbling one at the sheer glory of all that remains unknown and unseen." More...

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Integrity Announces "Suicide Black Snake" LP

The injustices of humanity and the demise of mankind will be exploited once again by the entity known as Integrity this Spring as the outfit prepares to assault the planet with a new LP - to be released through a joint collaboration with A389 Recordings and Magic Bullet Records. The following press release was issued about the band's upcoming album:

"Legions of converted souls worldwide have hailed the name Integrity for two and a half decades. Formed in 1988, the band surged out of the Cleveland underground with a seething style of metal hellbent on murder, revenge, the occult and beyond, and has continually drawn more flies into the flames every step of the way. As one of the more prolific acts of the blood-boiling mid-late ‘90s metallic hardcore scene, and having toured most inhabited realms of the planet, Integrity has not only become a household name over the years, but its devotees have helped maintain the name as one of the most notorious and revered.

"Amidst countless eras and lineup shifts, founding member Dwid Hellion continues to carry the band forward, forming his own Holy Terror Empire, and becoming as iconic within the extreme music underworld as David Koresh, Jim Jones and Pol Pot are to population control.

"Hellion has stripped the birthing process of Integriy’s output to even more cult depths, and for the past five years and all micro releases within, has musically collaborated with multi-instrumentalist Robert Orr alone. Taking past trades forward and culminating those staples with newer practices, Hellion and Orr’s latest effigy has been carved, and on June 11th -- the vinyl pressing A389 and the CD via Magic Bullet -- 'Suicide Black Snake' will deliver the end time yearnings of the longtime Integrity message into the general public like never before." More...

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The Ocean Posts New Studio Report

In anticipation of upcoming new full-length, "Pelagial," today The Ocean posts the second in a series of studio video diaries. Check it out below. Metal Blade Records also comments on the album:

"Possibly their deepest and most profoundly sophisticated composition to date, Pelagial is a progressive musical journey written, recorded and to-be-performed-live as one, single, 53-minute piece of music. Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden, the offering will be released as a double CD, which includes both vocal and instrumental versions of the album, on April 26th/29th (Europe) and April 30th (North America/world) through Metal Blade Records.

"The concept of the album is made evident in its title. Listeners will be further submersed as they journey with the band, beginning at the surface of the ocean and plunging through all five pelagic depth zones: epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic. As one continuous piece of music, Pelagial's tracks, or episodes, are connected by interludes of underwater sounds and samples taken from old submarine movies, which give the album a claustrophobic 'Das Boot'-kind of atmosphere."

"There are track marks, and there are actual songs built into this larger structure, but the whole album is a journey rather than a number of loose tracks… some riffs appear in the first two minutes of the album and then reappear thirty minutes later," details guitarist Robin Staps. It's an experience that will reward repeated listens. More...

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Just For Fun

Zakk Wylde Announces "Berzerker Burger"

Guitar Icon Zakk Wylde has teamed up with Grill ‘Em All to create the Berzerker Burger, a monstrous burger with two blackened half pound patties, Eagle Rock Solidarity battered onion rings, white truffle pomme frites, chipotle ketchup, cheddar, and thick cut bacon all smothered in chili.

Grill ‘Em All has honored many hard rock and metal legends on their menu - such as Dee Snider, Behemoth, and Napalm Death - but this is the first collaboration of its kind. Fans and burger enthusiasts alike will be able to get their hands on the Berzerker starting at 12:00pm on Saturday, April 20th at Grill ‘Em All’s restaurant located at 19 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801.

"Doing a Zakk Wylde burger is a dream come true for us because the guy is everything we dig about Metal,” said Matt Chernus, co-owner of Grill ‘Em All. “We though, ‘What would Zakk Wylde like? Um, yeah, beer and spice!’ TWO blackened patties with boozy onion rings, truffle fries, and chipotle ketchup; we know this burg is going to make people meat drunk." More...

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Kamelot Posts North American Tour Trailer

As was previously announced, symphonic metallers Kamelotwill be touring North America this fall in support of latest disc Silverthorn (reviewed here). The bands Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows. Kamelot has also created a trailer for the upcoming North American tour, which can be viewed below.

For fans hoping to get a little more involved, the band will be offering up VIP packages at several of the tour stops. The VIP experience includes early entry to the show, a meet and greet with the band and an autographed commemorative poster. More...

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Neurosis Reveals European Tour

Following sporadic live performances across the United States throughout the end of 2012 and first two months of 2013, today Neurosis confirms an extensive European tour in support of tenth LP, "Honor Found In Decay."

With a total of eighteen shows confirmed at press time, such an extensive continental tour is a rare occurrence for Neurosis. But from late May through early July the band will forge through Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy and Switzerland, performing at a plethora of festivals including Primavera Sound, Hellfest, Bravalla, and Eurockeennes along the way.

Neurosis released "Honor Found In Decay" worldwide at the end of October via the band's own Neurot Recordings, followed by a 2xLP version released collaboratively with Relapse Records. More...

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Woe Streaming New Track

Stereogum is now streaming “Exhausted,” the second song to be premiered from Woe’s forthcoming new album, "Withdrawal." Give the song a listen at this location.

"Withdrawal" is set for release on April 23rd, was produced by vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg, and mastered by Colin Marston.

Discussing the track, Grigg says, “‘Exhausted’ is one of the most dynamic and diverse tracks on the album. It has the fastest, most aggressive moments of the album but also some of its most subtle. The lyrics are a straightforward statement about giving up, moving on, while the music -- the first written collaboratively as a band -- moves quickly and dramatically, representing life's abrupt twists.”

The first new material by the band since 2010’s "Quietly, Undramatically" (reviewed here) finds Woe reunited with cover artist/illustrator and friend Justin Miller. More...

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Dreamtale Details "World Changed Forever"

Finnish melodic power metal act Dreamtale will release its sixth LP "World Changed Forever" on April 24th (Japan) and April 26th (Finland) with other dates to be announced soon. Worldwide preorders can be made at this location. The album was mixed by Timo Tolkki (Avalon/Ex-Stratovarius) and will be a conceptual story release.

The track listing for "World Changed Forever" is:

1. The Shore
2. Island of My Heart
3. Tides of War
4. We Have No God
5. The Signs Were True
6. The Heart After Dark
7. Join the Rain
8. Back to the Stars
9. World Changed Forever
10. My Next Move
11. Dreamtime
12. Destiny's Chance More...

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Venomous Maximus Signs With Napalm Records

Houston stoner/doom metal act Venomous Maximus has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. It's latest release "Beg Upon the Light" was issued through Occulture Records last October, but will see a worldwide reissue through Napalm this summer. The band is writing a new album for release in 2014.

Vocalist/guitarist Gregg Higgins commented: "We are pleased to announce that we've signed with Napalm Records. They are going to release 'Beg Upon the Light' this summer and another new full length we are working on in 2014. All of this comes to a surprise, because this project was meant to be something that no one would ever hear about. So as time went on and we started to be successful, we always agreed to do everything our selves. To keep it our way. The only way we were ever going to work with anyone was if we knew they were dedicated to worship the past as we were. Now that we are here with Napalm, we will continue to create this hidden message. But with their help they will be revealing this to the masses and we are ok with that now. Because of the records we first created only for ourselves will be released with everything we dreamed from the beginning. Destiny has come for us to work with Napalm Records. Our Hearts are in Texas but our souls comes from Europe. Now having a family in Europe that takes car e of the land where we arised, our spirits fly, where we are able to focus on the beautiful." More...

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Deadlock Signs With Napalm Records

German melodic death act Deadlock have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The bandi s in the studio recording the follow up to the 2011 LP "Bizarro World." The new release will be the first to feature bassist John Gahlert as the band's new harsh vocalist after the departure of founder Joe Prem. Bass duties now fall to the band former tour manager Ferdinand Rewicki.

The band commented on the signing:

"Dear friends and supporters, we found a new home and entering a new chapter of Deadlock. We are thrilled to announce, that we’ve got signed by the mighty Metal-Powerhouse Napalm Records to release our new album. Since Napalm started in 1992, they have proven to be a high demanded record-label and it's an honor for us to be on a roster amongst many other great bands. We couldn't be more excited to start working with the guys and unleash the best and most intense record DEADLOCK did so far."

More information on the new album is expected shortly. More...

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Saffire Posts Debut Album Preview Clip

Swedish progressive metal act Saffire posted a preview clip for the upcoming debut full length LP "From Ashes To Fire." The band had issued a self-titled promo EP/demo in 2009 and another demo on 2011 ("Kingdom of the Blind") when they welcomed new vocalist Tobbe Jansson to the fold. Now the band is set to release the debut with Inner Wound Recordings on May 17, 2013 (pre-orders accepted at this location).

"From Ashes To Fire" was mixed by Fredrik Nordström & Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman (At The Gates/In Flames/Hammerfall) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Symphony X/Opeth/Kreator).

The track listing and album art are as follows:

1. Magnolia
2. Kingdom of the Blind
3. Freedom Call
4. End of the World
5. What If
6. A Symphony Unheard
7. Paralyzed
8. Modus Vivendi
9. The Betrayer's Fate
10. She Remains a Mystery
11. Say Goodbye
12. The Redemption
13. Stormy Waters More...

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W.E.T. Posts New Music Video For "Love Heals"

W.E.T., the hard rock project featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman/T.S.O.), posted a second video for the band's latest LP "Rise Up." This one is for the track "Love Heals." "Rise Up" is available now through Frontiers Records. A video for the song "Learn to Live Again" can be seen over at this location.

Check out "Love Heals" here:

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Disperse Posts Drum Playthrough Video

Polish progressive metal act Disperse posted a drum playthrough video, featuring Maciej Dzik playing the track "Universal Love." The song appears on the band's new LP "Living Mirrors," which is available now through Season of Mist.

Check out "Universal Love" here:

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Rygel Posts New Music Video For "Leave Me Alone"

Brazilian melodic metal act Rygel posted a video for the acoustic version of the track "Leave Me Alone." The song appears on the band's 2012 sophomore LP "Imminent," which is available now through Die Hard Records. Rygel features Lothlöryen vocalist Daniel Felipe.

The video was directed by Gabriel Panza. Check out "Leave Me Alone" here:

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Battle Beast Unveils Album Artwork, Track Listing

The beasts are back! After last year’s release of debut record “Steel” and European touring, Finland's Battle Beast returns with new lead vocalist Noora Louhimo and a second full-length album.

Produced and mixed by the band in JKB Studios Helsinki and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, the new record will simply be entitled “Battle Beast” and is set for a release via Nuclear Blast on May 17th, 2013.

Today, the band proudly presents the new album’s cover artwork, created by Claudio Bergamin. You can also check out the latest studio video report from the band right here. The album's track listing is as follows:

01. Let It Roar
02. Out Of Control
03. Out On The Streets
04. Neuromancer
05. Raven
06. Into The Heart Of Danger
07. Machine Revolution
08. Golden Age
09. Kingdom
10. Over The Top
11. Fight, Kill, Die
12. Black Ninja
13. Rain Man
Bonus track
14. Shutdown More...

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