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Metal News for March 24, 2013

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Gothminister Reveals "Utopia" Details

AFM Records has checked in with the following announcement about the release of a new album from Gothminsiter:

"When Gothminister releases new album 'Utopia' on May 17th, the fans will get a lot more than just a new piece of work by one of Norway’s premiere metal acts: the concept of 'Utopia' gives insight to the schizophrenic world of band leader Bjørn Alexander Brem: working as a lawyer at daytime, Brem’s second personality, the Gothminister, takes over at nighttime. 'Utopia' will be released as CD and ltd. CD incl. a bonus concert/movie-DVD."

The track listing is as follows:

01. The New Beginning
02. Someone Is After Me
03. Utopia
04. March
05. Horrorshow
06. Nightmare
07. Afterlife
08. Helldemon
09. All Alone
10. Purgatory
11. Eternal
12. Raise The Dead
13. Boogeyman More...

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Dreamers Recruits New Drummer

Toronto metal band Dreamers is the musical brainchild of John Bernardo and Steve Sugrim, who along with guitarist Matthew Coelho have persevered through many hardships since forming in 2010.

One of the largest challenges for any developing band is finding the right members who are passionate and committed. After an extensive search, Dreamers is proud to announce the band's new lineup. Dreamers comments:

"Introducing a man who defines Beast-Mode, Adrian Desousa on vocals and the newest member Matt Trozzi on drums, who some may recognize from The Bunny The Bear. Check out a video introduction of new drummer Matt Trozzi below. The official debut performance of the new and improved Dreamers was during Canadian Music Week 2013 on Thursday March 21 at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto."

Catch Dreamers live at:

Fri April 19 - Rehearsal Factory - Mississauga, ON w/ Abiotic & Dark Sermon
Sat April 27 - The Bovine Sex Club - Toronto, ON w/ Odium & Deathpoint More...

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Scythia To Shoot New Music Video

Scythia has just kicked off an Indiegogo crowd funcing campaign, in an attempt to find funding for an upcoming epic fantasy music video: ”Bear Claw Tavern” with director Richard Olak. The following press release was issued about the campaign:

"Since 2008 Scythia, has been bringing some of the most epic progressive metal with a twist of folklore. Their albums, tracks, and performances features rich, poetic storytelling, and epic tales that captures the imagination of all who are privy to its lyrical melody. Now they need a music video equal to their music and have started a IndieGoGo campaign to raise $2100 which is part of the costs of the video production.

"Scythia’s campaign is rich in personalized, epic and limited items such as a Scythia House Party, Engraved Beer Mugs, Genuine Drinking Horns, Signed Merchandise and more. They have made sure there is something for everyone from $2 to $1000 and have included some great packages so you can grab a few of the great items at a time. Find more details about the Indiegogo campaign and donation possibilities at this location." More...

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The Psyke Project Posts New Album Preview

The Psyke Project has set "Guillotine" as the title for the band's new album, which will be released on the 6th of May via Bloated Veins/Braincrushing/Black Lake/Molestin/Swarm Of Nails.

A full album stream will be available on the 1st of April. In the meanwhile, check out the following preview clip:

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Voros Streaming Debut EP, Announces Live Shows

Voros, the five piece Australian metal outfit featuring former members of Double Dragon and A Red Dawn, has announced the band's first two shows in support of debut EP, "The Sky Burial EPs: Pt I."

Voros will play its inaugural show at Never Never Land with For The Vultures, Zero Hour, and Sedulous Rouse at the Shotz bar in Adelaide, South Australia on April 12th. Furthermore, the band has also announced a second show at Strike metal club on May 17th at the Enigma bar in Adelaide, South Australia with Seven Acts of Mercy, In Death... and Amoderndeath.

Voros formed in mid-2012 when A Red Dawn and Double Dragon members Joshy Lamont (bass) and Davin Buttery (guitar) teamed up with Double Dragon's Liam Weedall (drums) and set about establishing a new band that would incorporate elements of several metal sub-genres, while staying true to their Australian heavy metal instinct. The recruitment of guitarist Cameron Dodds and later vocalist Tyson Braithwaite would round out the five-pronged attack. More...

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Gate XIII Posts New Single

Northern Ireland based symphonic metal band Gate XIII has released a single online titled "Worlds Apart," which can be heard in the player below.

The track also features the group's newly announced vocalist Rionach McGlinchey. Check out the song via Bandcamp here or in the player available below. More...

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De Profundis Album Seeing North American Release

Italian metal label Kolony Records has inked a brand new distribution deal for all of North America through DisManic via eOne Distribution. The deal will see a North American release late this spring/early summer from De Profundis.

Formed in 2005, U.K. based De Profundis has performed in twenty-two countries, taken part in three international tours including supporting Iron Maiden in India and a tour with Rotting Christ, and multiple major music festivals worldwide including Bloodstock Open Air. The band's unique sound merges influences from multiple extreme metal subgenres all heavily infused with elements of progressive rock and jazz.

With two critically-acclaimed full-length albums -- 2007’s "Beyond Redemption" and 2010’s "A Bleak Reflection" -- already on their resume, De Profundis recorded third album "The Emptiness Within" in London during December 2011, the album then produced by the band and Fernando Pereira (Misanthrope).

The album was then mixed at the Studios Davout in Paris, France (AC/DC, The Rolling Stones,Ozzy Osbourne) and mastered by Tim Turan (Emperor, Motörhead), and bears artwork crafted by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Mayhem, Darkthrone, Absu). The nearly hour-long opus will now see an official upcoming North American release. "The Emptiness Within" track listing is as follows:

1. From The Depths...
2. Delirium
3. Silent Gods
4. This Wretched Plague
5. Twisted Landscapes
6. Release
7. Dead Inside
8. Parallel Existence
9. Unbroken (A Morbid Embrace) More...

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Armless Alice To Release New EP

Sweden's Armless Alice will be releasing new EP "Postmortem Superstars" via Sliptrick Records digitally tomorrow, March 25th. The cover artwork for the release can be viewed below, and you can also now stream the tracks from the EP over at the band's SoundCloud profile here. More...

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Convictions Posts Lyric Video

Ohio metalcore act Convictions has posted a lyric video online for the song "The Art of Breathing," which can be heard in the YouTube player below.

The single is also currently available for purchase via iTunes here. This single follows the band's previous record "I Am Nothing," released independently last year.

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Strychnia Reveals EP Artwork

Death metal act Strychnia has revealed the cover art for the upcoming "Reanimated Monstrosity" EP, which was designed by Marco Hasmann and can be viewed below.

The EP is set for release release this coming May 2013. For additional info on the band, head over to the Strychnia Facebook profile here. The band will be announcing a special guest vocalist to appear on the EP tomorrow, and Strychnia also commented:

"It's official! We're finished recording our new EP 'Reanimated Monstrosity!' These songs all sound fucking insane! We have seriously stepped it up and written our best material to date! This EP is all killer, no filler! This also means that you guys can expect to see a nice studio video coming soon, with a lot of footage of us recording!" More...

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Sunday Old School: Xentrix

On February 3rd of this year, Sunday Old School took a look at Acid Reign, one of Britain’s best contributions to thrash metal. A day later, another of the British thrash greats, Xentrix announced that they had decided to reunite, after people had demanded them to do so for years. This week, we will be giving Xentrix the recognition they deserve, and examining the career of one of the biggest names in British thrash. Xentrix were formed in the Lancashire city of Preston and garnered themselves plenty of interest when their demo received a perfect score in Kerrang! magazine, which eventually led to a deal with Roadrunner Records, following a successful audition. Through the label, the band released their first full length album, "Shattered Existence" in 1989, and embarked on a tour with fellow thrashers, Sabbat, to support the release.

The band followed the release of their debut album with a single, a cover of the Ray Parker Jr. hit, "Ghostbusters." It was a controversial move in several aspects, not least in the copyright area, which forced the band to re-issue the record with a different cover due to use of the "Ghostbusters" logo without permission. Despite the novelty of a thrash metal version of the song, the band had rightly earned the respect of their peers with, "Shattered Existence," as evidenced by their slot opening for Bay Area heavy hitters, Testament and the group soon set to work on a second album, which was released in 1990 under the title, "For Whose Advantage?" The album was a hit amongst thrash fans, being heralded as one of the best thrash releases of the year, with the title track and the song, "Questions" in particular receiving praise, and they once again hit the road with Sabbat to promote the album. More...

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