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Metal News for March 25, 2013

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Queensryche Streaming Full New Song "Redemption"

Queensryche is streaming the new track "Redemption," from the band's upcoming LP with new vocalist Todd La Torre (Ex-Crimson Glory). The yet untitled LP is scheduled for release on June 24, 2013 (EU) and June 25, 2013 (North America) via Century Media.

Check out "Redemption" here:

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Arise The Titan Streaming New Song

Ohio's metalcore assault squad Arise The Titan is thrilled to unleash latest track "To Arise And Cast Out" to the masses. Check out the song through the player below or over at Bandcamp here.

The release of "To Arise And Cast Out" also marks the welcoming of drummer Paul Bolin into the fold and is an earful of what's to coming from blistering sounds of Arise The Titan.

Vocalist Michael Leone comments: "We've enjoyed smashing faces nightly with the live version on the road and now we're stoked to finally have it out to share with the world!"

Currently wrapping up the last few dates of the headlining "Southern Discomfort Tour," Arise The Titan continues to command notice from state to state, delivering lethal doses of crushing brutality throughout the southeast in support of debut album "Our Collective Destroyer," which is available now on iTunes. For more information, and to order physical CDs and merch, visit the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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MeatPlow To Release "Death In 3's"

The South Jersey stoner metal band MeatPlow is gearing up for a debut full-length release. The band signed a multi-album deal with Born of Chaos Records in late 2012 and is set to release the album "Death In 3's" on April 22nd, 2013.

The album is available for pre-order at this location, and you can check out the title track below. More...

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Tyr To Record New Album

Tyr, hailing all the way from the Faroe Islands, will once again return to North America and this time the band will be performing as part of Paganfest 2013 with Ensiferum, Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott.

The tour will begin on Saturday, March 30th in Denver, CO, and wraps up on April 21st in New York, NY at the Gramercy Theater. Tickets are on sale now, and the list of dates can be found below.

Following Paganfest, Tyr will begin recording a seventh full-length album. The title and art are yet to be announced and are to be considered works in progress, but vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen has divulged that the album "is about women. Earthly women, valkyries and goddesses. It touches on subjects from Nordic mythology such as the quest for fame, death in battle and Valhalla."

Some of the song titles thus far include: "Mare Of My Night" and "Come My Valkyrie." Tyr has also confirmed that the band will collaborate with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) for the fifth consecutive album. Hansen has produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered the band's previous four albums: "The Lay of Thrym," "By the Light of the Northern Star," "Land," and "Ragnarock." More...

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Whitechapel Announces European Shows

Whitechapel's debut full-length album, "The Somatic Defilement," is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory, and the band has now taken "The Somatic Defilement" and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix and re-master.

Fans can listen and pre-order now at this location, and the album will be released the 12th/15th of April. "The Somatic Defilement," originally released in 2007, is a concept album about Jack the Ripper's infamous murders of prostitutes in East London's Whitechapel district. This 2013 re-release sees the band tasking producer Mark Lewis to painstakingly bring the six year old recording to today's standard.

Whitechapel has now announced more European dates for the summer. Confirmed details are as follows:

02/08/13 DE – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
05/08/13 AT – Wien – Szene w/Devildriver
06/08/13 IT – Cervia Ra – Rock Planet w/Devildriver
07/08/13 AT – Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm w/Devildriver
08/08/13 CZ – Josefov – Brutal Assault Festival
10/08/13 BE – Ieper – Ieperfest
11/08/13 UK – Derby - Bloodstock
13/08/13 DE – Köln – Underground
14/08/13 DE – München – Backstage
15/08/13 SK – Nova Bana – Gothoom
16/08/13 DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze More...

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Soen Streaming "Savia" Track

Today Decibel Magazine is hosting a stream of “Savia” from progressive metal supergroup, Soen. Hear the song at this location. The tune comes courtesy of the band’s "Cognitive" debut initially released digitally via Spinefarm Records last Winter, and due out in North America later this summer.

Featuring the all-star lineup of drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Testament, Death, Iced Earth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis, "Cognitive" was mixed by David Bottrill (Tool, Coheed and Cambria, Silverchair, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, etc.), mastered by João Carvalho, and features ten tracks of what Lopez describes as “melodic, heavy, intricate and different.” The following press release was also issued about the band:

"When Lopez joined forces with DiGiorgio, Ekelöf, and Platbarzdis, it was obvious that this collaboration would not be another name-dropping, substance-deprived 'super project.' The foursome paint their musical canvas with broad strokes that on first listen may appear gray and sullen, but the true power of the music lies clandestine, just a little below the monochrome surface. More than just a sum of its rather esteemed parts, Soen weave an intricate network of melody and melancholy. More...

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All Hail The Yeti Cancels Tour Dates

After previously announcing shows with East of the Wall, All Hail the Yeti has now checked in with the following announcement about canceling the tour:

"Unexpectedly we have to cancel the second leg of the tour. So we will not be doing the east coast shows with East of The Wall. This is beyond our control and we apologize to anyone that this will affect.

"With that being said we are looking for some shows to jump on, or try and book some to get us home. Our last show is in upstate New York with In This Moment. On March 30th. Let us know if you can help out. Sorry again."

You can contact the band or find out details on upcoming shows via the All Hail The Yeti Facebook profile here.

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Radamanthys Streaming New Demo

Radamanthys has released a new demo online titled "Eternal Judgment," which is now available for streaming via Bandcamp or through the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. March of the Dead 00:57
2. Eternal Judgment 04:59
3. Tartarus 04:19
4. Asphodel Meadows 04:39 More...

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The Ocean Streaming New Song

Today, Pitchfork unveils "Hadopelagic II: Let Them Believe," a track taken from The Ocean's forthcoming new studio recording, "Pelagial." Submerse yourself in ninth movement "Hadopelagic II: Let Them Believe" at pitchfork.com here.

Metal Blade also comments: "A progressive audio voyage written, recorded, and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minute piece of music, Pelagial was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden, and firmly stands as The Ocean's deepest, most challenging entry to their winding catalog of sound exploration. 'Pelagial' 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."

Guitarist Robin Staps relates: "My original plan was to write a stepless musical progression, like a continuous color blending from white to black. But I soon realized that it could not be that linear. It needed to stay interesting after all, and this is something that is usually best achieved by employing unforeseeable elements. In the end, any good idea must be put into perspective by its musical impact."

And so the listener will experience swirls and vertical currents while listening to the album; short, unexpected faster passages in between, sudden tempo changes that will make them feel like they're rising again for a short bit -- but the general direction remains very clear: "You can feel from the beginning, it's going down. Deeper and deeper." More...

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Evile Reveals New Album Artwork

British thrashers Evile have revealed that the official title for their upcoming fourth full-length album is "Skull."

This follow-up to 2011's "Five Serpent's Teeth" was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England. The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor.

Evile drummer Ben Carter comments: "Evile are proud as hell to reveal the title and artwork for our fourth studio album on Earache Records, which is to be entitled 'Skull.' We'd like to extend our thanks to Eliran Kantor for his amazing artistic representation of our original concept, which we'll reveal further details of in the coming weeks. Our fans can expect this album to be a return to our thrashier roots, as well as exploring new ground in typical Evile form. We've always said we want to progress and move forward in everything we do, and this album is no exception. We're so amazed with everything Russ Russell and ourselves have produced, and can't wait for it to be released upon the masses! Watch this space for more updates and album details. 'Skull' is coming...'SKULL' AWAITS YOUR SOUL!!!"

Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake adds: "'Skull' is not what you think. 'Skull' is not where you think. 'Skull' is a mythical void in the deep fathoms of space."

The "Skull" album will be available in a variety of formats on May 27th in Europe via Earache Records and on June 11th in North America via Century Media/Earache Records. You can also catch the band live:

Apr. 20 - Leeds, UK - Crash Records (Record Store Day UK show)
Apr. 26 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy *
Apr. 27 - Manchester, UK - HMV Ritz *
Apr. 28 - London, UK - HMV Forum *
Jun. 14 - Wervik, Belgium - SkullFest
Jun. 28 - Lesmahagow, UK - Les Fest
Aug. 24 - Werrington, UK - Scar Fest
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Rhapsody Of Fire Announces Live Release

Italian Symphonic metal kings Rhapsody of Fire will release "Live - From Chaos to Eternity" on May 3rd (USA May 7th). It will be available as 2-CD digipak and as limited 3-vinyl set. The material (a mixture of old classics and newer tracks) was recorded on the band’s latest European tour in Spring 2012.

Alex Staropoli comments: "We wanted to deliver a live album that can actually be called a LIVE album. Not one single part was re-recorded in studio as most of bands do. Personally I am always looking for perfection but in the case of this live album I truly believe it had to sound live and maintain both live playing and feeling at 100%."

Vocalist Fabio Lione adds: "This live album it's the concrete proof that this band is strong and willing to keep playing and producing music for all our fans out there for the years to come." More...

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Suidakra Unveils New Album Cover Artwork

German Celtic metallers Suidakra have issued another update on their upcoming new album “Eternal Defiance.” The cover artwork (once again created by Kris Verwimp) and the album’s track listing have been unveiled. "Eternal Defiance" will be released on May 24th, 2013.

1. Storming The Walls
2. Inner Sanctum
3. Beneath The Read Eagle
4. March Of Conquest
5. Pair Dadeni
6. The Mindsong
7. Rage For Revenge
8. Dragon’s Head
9. Defiant Dreams
10. Damnatio Memoriae
11. Mrs. McGrath (Bonus Track) More...

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Ghost Releases "Year Zero" Video

After an unfortunately failed bid for pope, Papa Emeritus II and his Nameless Ghouls today reveal the music video for "Year Zero" - the second visual offering from Ghost off forthcoming sophomore psalm "Infestissumam."

The NSFW video for "Year Zero" was directed by Amir Chamdin and is currently premiering at Stereogum here.

The band (now known as Ghost B.C. in North America) is due to release the "Infestissumam" album on April 16th, 2013 through Loma Vista Recordings. Ghost B.C. will be delivering sweet satanic melodies, snaking distorted riffs, and vaudevillian keyboards to audiences across the continent for the "Haze Over North America" tour 2013. More...

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Nails Streaming Full New Album

"Abandon All Life," the demoralizing second full-length from American tyrants Nails, is out now in North America via Southern Lord.

With "Abandon All Life" out wreaking havoc on the masses, today Nails gives the beaten public a full-on lashing with a full stream of the album via Revolver Magazine. Unleash pure hell right here.

Nails’ upcoming North American Spring tour in support of "Abandon All Life," alongside Early Graves and labelmates/co-headliners Xibalba, is set to begin in one month. The confrontations begin at the Chicago-based two-day The Rumble, with the three bands joining The Killer, Twitching Tongues, Crown of Thornz, Hoods, Wisdom In Chains, Weekend Nachos, Expire, Power Trip, Alpha and Omega and more, then pounds through eight cities throughout the Northeast U.S. as well as Toronto and Montreal.

4/26/2013 The Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL @ The Rumble
4/27/2013 Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH
4/28/2013 The Funeral Home - Buffalo, NY
4/29/2013 Sneaky Dea's - Toronto, ON
4/30/2013 Il Motore - Montreal, QC
5/01/2013 Bogies - Albany, NY
5/02/2013 Great Scott - Boston, MA
5/03/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
5/04/2013 O'Reillys - Philadelphia, PA

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Empress To Join Bring Me The Horizon On Tour

It’s been a busy few months for Empress - not only has the band recently finished recording an as-yet-unnamed album, the group has also just finished touring with Cancer Bats.

Now Empress is delighted to announce joining Crossfaith on Bring Me The Horizon’s U.K. tour starting in Manchester on the 29th of April. Empress has also been confirmed to play Download Festival, Hit The Deck, and Redfest with more festival announcements expected in the coming weeks too.

The first offering from the band’s forthcoming album will be unveiled in the coming weeks… stay tuned!

4/29 - MANCHESTER Academy II
4/30 - NEWCASTLE University
5/01 - INVERNESS Ironworks
5/02 - GLASGOW ABC
5/04 - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre
5/05 - CARDIFF Solus
5/06 - WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun
5/07 - LONDON Koko

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Eyes Set To Kill Announces New Tour Dates

Eyes Set To Kill is thrilled to announce that the band has been confirmed as direct support for H.I.M.'s upcoming North American tour.

Kicking off in May, the tour will be running through select major markets, with two shows in both New York City and Los Angeles. Eyes Set To Kill will also play four headlining shows in Mexico prior to the H.I.M. dates, as well as the Rockin Roots KRAB Festival in June. A full list of dates can be seen below.

Eyes Set To Kill will be going into the studio with producer Steve Evetts [Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence] to work on a next album and debut for Century Media Records. More...

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I See Stars Begins Recording Album

I See Stars has commenced the recording process for the band's fourth full-length album, joining forces once again with producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada). The following press release was issued about the album:

"I See Stars' willingness to push genre boundaries and challenge themselves continues with this new effort as the band is truly coming into their own and finding their definitive sound. Their patented mash-up of programmed effects and crushing rock elements is seamless and exciting, but now all aspects of their music are being pushed to new heights and dimensions."

Devin Oliver (vocals) comments: “We are happy to announce that last week we started recording the next chapter of I See Stars. It's insane to think that this is our 4th album. It's even crazier that I can confidently say this will be our best album yet.

"We decided to work with Joey Sturgis once again seeing as we worked so well together on our previous album. We would like to thank all of our family, friends and fans that have helped us get to this point. Make sure you all stay tuned to all our social networks for constant updates from the studio and see you all on Warped Tour all summer long. Thanks.”

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Dischordia Posts Album Recording Footage

Dischordia has been recording a new full-length album, which is due out summer 2013. The band has now posted a tracking video, which is available below, and Dischordia also commented:

"Since we're all back to the grind, here's a something to cheer you up. Check us out tracking guitars and bass in the studio! We're getting much closer to having the album out and in your hands!"

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Born Of Osiris To Enter The Studio

Born of Osiris will be entering the studio to begin tracking a new effort next week on April 1st, and the band will kick off a worldwide touring cycle to support the release later this summer on the massive Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. For additional information stay tuned to the band's Facebook profile.

Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “We're excited to announce we'll be entering the studio April 1st to begin the recording process for this record. We will be tracking with Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria), and Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Emmure) will be handling the mixing process. We are very excited to be working with these guys.

“As for the album's content, we're gonna be doing 6 string and 7 string songs on the same recording for the first time ever. Aside from that, we've been more focused for this record than any of the previous. We've had 2+ years to write, critique, adjust and learn these songs, which is just something we haven't had in the past with our intense touring schedule. Like the last album (The Discovery), we've been living and writing this album together and it's made for the best, most focused Born of Osiris album to date.

“What makes this release even more special to us is the fact that we'll be releasing it on the one and only Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour this summer. We get to share the stage with some of the biggest and most talented names in metal. There's no other better way to possibly start this record cycle. We will see you all soon.”

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Beyond The Shore Posts New Album Preview

Beyond the Shore has posted a video that contains previews of each track off new album, "Ghostwatcher." In addition to the track samples, fans can read the concepts behind each song, written by vocalist Andrew Loucks. Check out the clip below, or read the descriptions of each track at Stereokiller.com here.

"Ghostwatcher" will be released on April 2nd, 2013 through Metal Blade Records. Loucks describes the concept behind the album title:

"Ghostwatcher refers to the view you have on your dreams. While asleep, dreaming is usually a hazy memory at best. Few can actually go into detail with their dreams and dealing with the lucidity of them is another topic entirely! But the 'ghostwatcher' is your point of view on your dreams. As you may recall, when you see yourself in a dream, it's always from another perspective, or 'ghostwatcher' as I call it. The album art shows a ghostwatcher and also the triangle with an eye in the middle refers to the state on unrest most of our world is in, not only in our dreams but also the differing forms of reality." More...

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Dew Scented Streaming New Track

German death metal act Dew Scented is streaming the new track "Confronting Entropy." The song appears on the forthcoming release "Insurgent," the bands tenth album. The album is set for release on May 24, 2013 (G/A/S) and May 27, 2013 (Rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records. the band previously posted a live clip of the new track "Sworn to Obey," which can be seen over at this location.

Check out "Confronting Entropy" here:

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ASG Posts Preview Clip Of New LP "Blood Drive"

North Carolina stoner/doom act ASG posted a preview clip for the upcoming "Blood Drive" LP, the band's fifth studio effort, which features the new track "Day's Work." The album drops on May 28, 2013 (North America), May 27, 2013 (UK/World) and May 24, 2013 (Germany, Benelux, Finland) via Relapse Records.

Check out the preview clip here:

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Born Of Chaos Records Announces Spring Showcase

Born of Chaos Records will be holding hte Spring 2013 "Chaos In Music" label showcase in Atlantic City at Le Grand Fromage on April 13th.

The showcase will be headlined by Lancaster, PA's March to Victory, a band that's spent the last 2 years touring, sharing the stage with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Napalm Death, Obituary, Suffocation, Marduk and many more.

Co-Headlining the showcase will be Roanoke, VA's Doom Syndicate, currently ranked #6 on the Reverbnation U.S. national metal charts. Also on the bill is Millville, NJ's Stoner titans MeatPlow, Howell, NJ's blackened thrashers Anticosm, Lehigh Valley, PA's thrash grinders Chinga!, Philly rockers Machines of Penalty and Leola, PA's psychedelic death metallers Sandraudiga.

This will be Born of Chaos Records 5th label showcase in the past 3 years. Last fall the event, held at Philly's historic Trocadero theater was delayed due to a bomb threat, which was later determined to be a hoax according to the F.B.I. All of the bands on the showcase are working on new material that will be released through Born of Chaos Records in 2013. More...

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A Pale Horse Named Death Reveals Album Artwork

A Pale Horse Named Death will release sophomore album "Lay My Soul to Waste" on May 21st in North America via Steamhammer/SPV.

Once again the artwork was commissioned by Sam Shearon, who is also responsible for artwork on the band's first release "And Hell Will Follow Me." The new album's cover is available below, and the following press release was issued about the album:

"On the surface, A Pale Horse Named Death is impressive. But you'll want to dig deeper and immerse yourself in all the sonic and lyrical layers, because the band isn't afraid to plume the depths of darkness that humanity is capable of. It's murky stuff, but someone has to do it. More...

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Gevurah Finishes Work On New EP

The unholy Canadian black metal disciples in Gevurah have completed work on their debut EP of pure, which has been christened “Necheshirion."

“‘Necheshirion’ is Hebrew for ‘snake-like’,” states the duo that comprise Gevurah. “It presents the process of the spiritual rebirth; the death of the flesh-ego, by blood, and the rebirth of the enlightened Self rising from its ashes by fire. It also hints at the next natural final step: death – the complete liberation of the Self. As for Gevurah, it is a spiritual entity. As individuals, we are Naught. As such, all you need to know regarding the entirety of the essence of our work can be found within the artistic trinity of music, lyrics and visuals presented.”

To be officially released May 28th, track listing for “Necheshirion” goes as follows:

1. The Essence Unbound
2. Flesh Bounds Desecrated
3. The Throne Of Lucifer
4. Divine Ignition
5. Entering Timeless Halls (Malign) More...

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Eluveitie Suffers Vehicle Breakdown On Tour

Folk metal act Eluveitie, named as the best live act of 2012 during our annual best-of awards, has checked in with the following announcement about getting stuck out on tour:

"It is with much regret that we have to announce that we are stuck in Poland, roughly 800 km from Vilnius, in a broken bus. Even though we have tried all possible options, neither we nor our friends from Wisdom will be able to make the show tonight.

"We are absolutely devastated to miss this gig, which was to be Eluveitie's second appearance in Lithuania and the first since our appearance with Kreator in 2009. We hope to be able to make it up to our Lithuanian fans soon!" More...

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The Crown Reveals New Album Title

The Crown has been working on an upcoming new full-length album, which the band has now revealed will be titled "Nemesis 8 - Death Is Not Dead."

Further details will be announced as they are made available. The Crown will also be touring in Japan this coming June. Check out a teaser for the trek below.

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Tristania Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

Tristania has now revealed the cover artwork for new album "Darkest White," which was created by metal cover artist favorite Eliran Kantor. The album is due out via Napalm Records on May 31st, 2013.

According to a press release, with "Darkest White" Tristania ventures into a considerably darker soundscape than on the previous album, both musically and lyrically. The emotional span of the album is bigger, ranging from the most brutal primal aggression to the most fragile and poignant moments. The album features an array of grand arrangements, doomy moods, and elaborate harmonies blended with intense growling: a flamboyant display of outstanding vocal performances.

Tristania's Ole Vistnes comments: "After the release of Rubicon in 2010, I felt that we had opened the door to our new musical landscape, but that we still had a lot of places to explore creatively. With Darkest White we have dug deeper, searched wider and reached higher to create the most musically challenging and emotionally involving album we possibly could. Like all Tristania albums, I feel this one is detached from musical rules and genre expectations, and perfectly represents the musical freedom that I so much love about Tristania.

"During the writing and recording of the album we worked hard to create the album we had in our minds, but we were also careful to let the songs live a life on their own. We didn’t set out to make the album technically outstanding or theoretically perfect, but we followed our hearts in all parts of the writing and production. I’m proud of Darkest White, mostly because of the uncompromising honesty and attitude that saturated everything from the songwriting and recording to the mix." More...

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Antropomorphia Recruits New Guitarist

Necromantic death metallers Antropomorphia have added a second guitar player to their ranks. Comments the band:

”After an extended journey through the mazes of darkness a new fire has been lit to illuminate our ritual masses.

"We are proud to announce that we've welcomed a new member to our nekromantian horde: J. (full name Jos van den Brand) is an experienced guitar player who we know for many years and played in several prestigious Dutch (death) metal acts since the early '90's.

"With J in our presence the preparations have begun to open the portals and to set ablaze every stage that comes on our path/journey. Ave Luciferi.“ More...

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PsychoBliss Posts "Escape Of The Dead" Online

The Phoenix, AZ dark metal band PsychoBliss has been hard at work recording a new 7-minute track titled "Escape of the Dead," which is lyrically influenced by the 1917 Edgar Rice Burroughs
novel, "A Princess of Mars." It also serves as an introduction to Kevin Sheely, PsychoBliss' new lead guitarist.

"Escape of the Dead" will be officially released in May on the yet-to-be-named upcoming black metal
compilation album put together by Tridroid Records. You can also check out the track in the "still-video" below. Tridroid Records is an independent metal label based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and also released a limited cassette run of PsychoBliss' debut EP, "Dreams of Dystopia," last December. More...

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A Persuasive Reason Streaming New Tracks

Florida symphonic progressive act A Persuasive Reason are streaming new tracks "Unrest/Destination," "Carry On," "Away With You," "Rome In Tears" and "Sandstorm" (heard below). The band is currently working on its debut release for Soulville Records.

A Persuasive Reason is:

Jessica Hicks - Vocals
TJ Jones - Bass
Alejandra Mesliuk - Guitar
Dana Burnell (Crimson Glory) - Drums
Demian Planiscig - Guitar
Donnie John - Keyboards

Check out the tracks here: More...

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Picture Posts New Music Video "My Kinda Woman"

Legendary Dutch traditional metal act Picture posted a new music video for the track "My Kinda Woman." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Warhorse," which was issued in February 2012 via Artist Station Records. The band recently issued a video for the re-recorded classic "Eternal Dark," which can be seen here.

Check out "My Kinda Woman" here:

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Facebreaker Posts Second Video Studio Report

Swedish death thrashers Facebreaker, featuring Scar Symmetry vocalist Robban Karlsson, posted the part two in a series of video studio reports for the upcoming "Dedicated to the Flesh" album. The album is targeted for release in May/June through Cyclone Empire Records.

In this report, Jonas Magnusson records bass tracks and Janne Ivarsson lays down guitar tracks:

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Trollfest Covers Britney Spears In New Music Video

Trollfest posted a new music video for the Britney Spears song "Toxic." The song will appear on the a new 12" picture vinyl LP to celebrate the band's 10 anniversary entitled "A Decade Of Drekkadence."

The track listing for the release is:

A-Side:

1. På Beruselsens Vinger (new song)
2. Gods Away On Business (Tom Waits cover)
3. Toxic (Britney Spears cover)
4. Drekkadag (Drekkameratene cover)
5. Selvforherligende Vås (B-side from ”En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral” recording)
6. Drekkaekspedisjon (B-side from ”Brumlebassen”recording)

B-Side:

1. TrollfesT (På Veg Til Vorspiel) (Demo 2004)
2. Drekka Konkurransen! (Demo 2004)
3. Drekka Mer!!! (Demo 2004)
4. …Skogsfest… (Demo 2004)
5. Nachspiel In Ein Baum (Demo 2004)
6. Heimferd (Demo 2004)
7. Brakebein (acoustic re-recording)
8. Rundt Bålet (acoustic re-recording)
9. Karve (acoustic re-recording)
10. Gitarharding bromleskandinav (song from the Brumlebassen teaser)

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Timo Tolkki's Avalon Posts New Music Video

Timo Tolkki's Avalon, the new project of the Ex-Stratovarius guitarist/comper, has posted a new music video for the track "Enshrined In My Memory." The song and video features Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd and will appear on the upcoming release "Land of New Hope." The concept release set forty plus years in the future is due out May 17, 2013 (EU) and May 21, 2013 (North America) via Frontiers Records.

The track listing for "The Land Of New Hope" is:

1. Avalanche Anthem
2. A World Without Us
3. Enshrined In My Memory
4. In The Name Of The Rose
5. We Will Find A Way
6. Shine
7. The Magic Of The Night
8. To The Edge Of The Earth
9. I'll Sing You Home
10. The Land Of New Hope

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J.D. Overdrive Announces Guest Appearance

Poland's J.D. Overdrive has been in the process of working on a new album, and the band has now checked in with the following update about a guest appearance:

"Time to reveal some more info about our new recordings... We are proud to announce that the song 'Beware the Boozehound' from our upcoming album will feature a guest performance by Piotr 'Voltan' Sikora, known from such groups as Leash Eye and Exlibris.

"Volt enhanced our track with some massive Hammond chords but that's not all this song has in store. More details soon!"

You can also check out J.D. Overdrive's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.

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Thorngoth Offering New Song For Download

Thorngoth has announced that new album "Schwarz-Karg-Kalt" is officially due out April 12th, 2013, and the band is now offering a song from the release for free download.

Snag the track "Todesschrei der Materie" via the band's Facebook profile here. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Schwarz-Karg-Kalt
2. Im toten Feld der Wirklichkeit
3. Umkehr der Kräfte
4. Todesschrei der Materie
5. Leblos Totgestein
6. Aggressor
7. Lavaplanet
8. Das Licht stirbt
9. Alles ist erstarrt More...

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