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Metal News for March 26, 2013

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Full Of Hell Streaming "Coven of the Larynx"

With a bestial eruption of noise-drenched/death-fueled hardcore, crushing quartet Full of Hell will unload newest sonic assault, "Rudiments Of Mutilation," late this Spring via A389 Recordings.

Today Noisey, Vice Magazine’s music channel, drops the brutalizing third track from "Rudiments Of Mutilation," the putrid “Coven of the Larynx." Blast the track right here or through the player below.

Full of Hell will dispense "Rudiments Of Mutilation" on LP, CD, and digital delivery June 11th via A389. Following recent tours with Gaza, Code Orange Kids, and more, Full of Hell already has a massive tour schedule planned for the coming weeks and more lining up through the Summer, including tours with labelmates Integrity, Gehenna, Seven Sisters of Sleep and others, performances at this year’s Maryland Deathfest and Chaos In Tejas, and a pending European tour. Currently confirmed live actions are available after the jump.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Vessel Deserted
3. Coven of the Larynx
4. Throbbing Lung Fiber
5. Indigence And Guilt
6. Embrace
7. The Lord Is My Light
8. Bone Coral
9. Rudiments
10. Contempt of Life More...

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Soul Of Steel Signs With Bakerteam

Soul Of Steel has signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of new album "Journey of Infinity," following the debut "Destiny" (2010) and a solid live activity in the group's native country of Italy. "Journey of Infinity" is due out April 23rd, 2013. The label also comments:

"Following the path created by fellow Italian bands such as Labyrinth and Vision Divine, Soul Of Steel bring to the table a compelling mix of Melodic Power Metal, Progressive Rock and majestic Symphonic passages.

"‘Journey To Infinity’ was produced by Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine), mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM) and features very special guest appearances by Roberto Tiranti (lead singer of Labyrinth) on the stunning acoustic version of the song ‘Last Desire’ and Alessio Lucatti (keyboardist of Vision Divine) on the song ‘Eternal Life’.

"The album evolves around a dreamlike journey of a man trying to escape his demons, which was brilliantly portrayed on the cover artwork by Nerve Design (Threshold, Eldritch, Vision Divine)." More...

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Exhumed Gearing Up For North American Tour

West Coast gore deviants Exhumed will take to the streets again this April on a near month long North American rampage alongside headliners Suffocation.

The live assaults commence April 4th on Long Island, New York and will level nearly two dozen cities before coming to a close in April 28th in Hartford, Connecticut. Additional support will be provided by Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn, Adimiron and Lord of War (on select dates).

Says Exhumed’s Matt Harvey, “We're beyond psyched to hit the road with long-time faves of ours, Suffocation. This tour will bring all you maniacs one of the heaviest nights of your lives! We couldn't think of a better way to start our tour cycle for 2013 and get people stoked for our upcoming record. We will be debuting some new tracks and have a new show and set ready to melt your face and make you reevaluate your life decisions. We’ll see all your ugly faces in April for a celebration of guts, grog and grotesqueries! Excelsior!”

Coinciding with the tour kick off, the May 2013 issue of Decibel offers up a brand new Exhumed flexi featuring the track "The Beginning After the End," taken from the band’s recently completed recording sessions.

Elaborates Harvey: “We're totally psyched about the Decibel flexi! I remember getting the D.R.I. Manifest Destiny flexi in RIP Magazine and the Sabbat Blood For The Blood God flexi in White Dwarf back in the day, so it's killer to carry on in that tradition. We've talked about doing it ever since we got back together, so I'm more surprised that [editor Albert] Mudrian actually let me write about the SF Giants [included in the baseball preview of the same issue], to be honest. But anyway, the track ‘The Beginning After The End’ is something we did during the latest recording sessions, so it will give folks some idea of the sound and vibe of the new record. Hopefully this track will inspire some curiosity and headbanging, as well as increase the sales of Natural Ice beer and home pregnancy tests. It's also part of our incredibly savvy and calculated promotional campaign designed to get as many of you filthy maniacs out in force for our tour with Suffocation this month, so come on down and let's get weird!” More...

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Iron Tongue Signs With Neurot Recordings

Neurot Recordings is pleased to release the debut from Arkansas southern rock collective Iron Tongue. Called "a solid slab of balls to the wall shameless rock, with a power and an edge and soul that rarely exists in music today," by Neurosis’ Steve Von Till, "The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown" is set for release via Neurot Recordings on May 27th in Europe and May 28th in North America.

The band's publicist also issued the following press release:

"Fronted by Chris 'CT' Terry, the founding frontman of sludge legion Rwake, Iron Tongue formed when a group of veteran players with diverse musical backgrounds found a common interest in the need to get down and dirty and way, way gone.

"Churning a soulful blend of girthy, heavily amped, blues-based rock, Iron Tongue aren’t singing of magical moonlit escapades. The band offer up songs of pain, regret and heartache that recall everything from the proto-metal stomp of Blue Cheer and Grand Funk to the darkest hours of Kiss, Deep Purple, Buddy Guy and ‘Skynyrd. Having spent over three years performing steadily throughout the South, Iron Tongue has traversed the Midwest and East Coast with Memphis kindred spirits The Dirty Streets, in addition to sharing bills with the likes of Black Tusk, Scott Kelly, The Sword, High on Fire, Crowbar, The Body, Lita Ford and fellow Arkansans Pallbearer. A split 7” with The Dirty Streets, featuring a ballsy version of KISS’s 'Two Timer' served as a precursor to the creation their debut full-length for Neurot. More...

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Earthling Reveals "Dark Path" Release

Richmond, Virginia-based Forcefield Records confirms the pending Springtime release of the debut LP from local hellbrigade, Earthling. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Formed in early 2009 as a project between Harrisonburg natives Alan Fary (guitar/vocals) and Brently Hilliard (drums), following several member shifts solidified the Earthling lineup with Praveen Chhetri (guitar) and Jordan Brunk (bass).

"Having released a pair of three-song demos, a split 7” with the mighty Valkyrie, and having extensively inundated their local DIY music circuit, the band has crafted a crusty, blackened, thrashing hybrid of metal drawing influences from across the spectrum of extreme music.

"Now on the heels of their split 7" with Valkyrie (a band who shares guitarist, Alan Fary), Earthling has finally captured their corrosive sound on record, and now prepares to unleash hell upon its own kind with their ominous Dark Path on CD, LP and digital May 7th, 2013. A diverse, premier debut offering which will undoubtedly appeal to fans of all things ripping, Dark Path is a coarse display of the band's terrorizing spirit; a ravenous force that has guided the group through countless shows, relentless demo recordings, and over five years of sheer sacrifice. More...

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Seeker Posts New Song Teaser

Dallas, Texas DIY heavy metal act, Seeker, has revealed a teaser video for the upcoming single, "She," via YouTube. Check it out below.

Said vocalist, Bryce Lucien, "We're extremely hard on ourselves, and we are constantly trying to push things further and further with each new song; 'She' is no exception. This is the fastest, angriest, and most chaotic track that we have ever released, and we can't wait to get out on the road and play it live."

Seeker will unleash the new track in the days leading up to its headlining U.S. tour, "The Rise of Darkness Tour," set to commence April 5th in Dallas. Metal outfit Forty Winters will accompany Seeker on the spring escapade, which Lucien anticipates will be, "absolute mayhem from start to finish. We couldn't be more excited to have [Forty Winters] on the road with us next month." A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below. More...

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Hessian Streaming New Song

A track from Belgian faction Hessian’s Southern Lord debut "Manégarmr" has been dispensed today.

Let the "Plague Monger" off the chain now at Invisible Oranges or through the player below. The following press release was also issued about the track:

"A rabid surge of energetic punk/metal-infused hardcore raging with a blistering solo and pummeling breakdown with a total by-the-throat approach, on par with acts like Ringworm and Southern Lord mates All Pigs Must Die, 'Plague Monger' is a prime example of what happens when the members of Hessian combine their damaging talents.

"From the onset, the combined musical backgrounds of this quartet featuring members of Amenra and The Black Heart Rebellion, and part of the Church Of Ra sect fell effortlessly into place, pushing a sound that was at once pummeling, devouring and empowering across the rural fields where they started rehearsing.

"After a well received debut EP, a split 7" with Amenra, a split LP with Pale Creation on Magic Bullet Records and countless shows throughout Europe, HESSIAN have found a new home with Southern Lord who will unleash the band’s debut album, 'Manégarmr' to the North American masses on April 30th.

"Additional new European tour actions for Hessian have also been announced, with more to follow throughout the year in an ongoing live campaign in support of Manègarmr." More...

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Dew Scented Reveals Full "Insurgent" Details

Dew Scented celebrates 20 years of deadly metal with upcoming anniversary release, "Insurgent," due out May 28th via Prosthetic Records in North America.

Listen to the new song "Confronting Entropy" below. Pre-orders are available at this location.

The cover art for "Insurgent," seen below, was completed by Björn Gooßes of Killustrations.net. "Insurgent" features a mix of new originals, live tracks, and rare covers -- 19 songs and 76 minutes in all. The complete track listing is as follows:

1. Confronting Entropy (5:36)
2. Guided By The Dead Light (5:19)
3. Sadistic Sinner (4:54) * Originally by Incubus (Brazil)
4. Sworn To Obey (Live 2012) (4:05)
5. Turn To Ash (Live 2012) (3:02)
6. Soul Poison (Live 2012) (3:58)
7. Storm Within (Live 2012) (4:02)
8. Cities Of The Dead (Live 2012) (4:44)
9. Never To Return (Live 2012) (4:13)
10. Acts Of Rage (Live 2012) (4:21)
11. In Dying Mode (4:20)
12. Steady Decline (4:32) * Originally by Prong
13. No Spiritual Surrender (2:48) * Originally by Inside Out
14. Good Day For A Hanging (4:28) * Originally by Wasted Youth
15. The Storm (3:23) * Originally by Judge
16. Recall The Pain (1:06)
17. The Death Of Common Sense (3:44)
18. Slaughterhouse (4:31) * Originally by Powermad
19. Superstar Destroyer (2:55) * Originally by Genocide Superstars
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1-3: new songs, 2013
4-10: live songs, 2012
11-15: Recorded during the “Icarus” sessions, 2012
16-19: Recorded during the “Invocation” sessions, 2010 More...

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Cerebrum Announces New Album Release

Cerebrum just signed a deal with Japanese label Amputated Vein Records. The follow-up to "Spectral Extravagance," entitled "Cosmic Enigma," will be out on May 27th, 2013. Check out the song "Self-Regenerate" below, or find more info on the band at Facebook here.

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Nervecide Streaming Debut Album

One-man band Nervecide has just released debut album "Impermanence," which can be heard at Bandcamp here or through the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Of Subterranean Rapture 02:02
2. Fractal Flood 04:26
3. Flashover 03:33
4. Fracturing Impulse 03:38
5. Impermanence pt.01 04:32
6. Impermanence pt.02 03:26
7. The Omnivore 03:34
8. Introvert Autopsy 05:12
9. The Thirst That Never Subsides 06:54
10. Infinito 05:27 More...

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The Moth Gatherer Posts New Video Clip

Sweden's The Moth Gatherer has shot a video clip for the track "A Falling Deity," which can be viewed below. The track has been shortened for the needs of the video (the original version of the song that appears on the album is over 8 minutes long).

The debut album entitled "A Bright Celestial Light" will hit shops on April 16th worldwide. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Water That We All Come To Need
2. Intervention
3. A Road of Gravel and Skulls
4. The Womb, The Woe, The Woman
5. A Falling Deity More...

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Kylesa Streaming New Song "Quicksand"

Kylesa has just premiered “Quicksand,” a new song from forthcoming release "Ultraviolet," online via Spin.com here.

You can preview the cover artwork (designed by Sean Beaudry) and pre-order the album via Season of Mist's e-shop in various editions, including exclusive bundles. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Exhale
2. Unspoken
3. Grounded
4. We’re Taking This
5. Long Gone
6. What Does It Take
7. Steady Breakdown
8. Low Tide
9. Vulture’s Landing
10. Quicksand
11. Drifting More...

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Into The Flood Releases New Lyric Video

Metal quintet Into the Flood has released a lyric video for the track "Your Judgment Is What Condemns You." The track is taken from forthcoming album, "Vices," due out later this Summer. Check out the clip below.

The band is also competing to be the opening band on this year's "Summer Slaughter" tour. Head over to this location to cast your vote. The contest will end March 31st and the winner will be announced April 1st.

Into the Flood will also take part on the "Till Death Tour." Sponsored by New Noise Magazine, the tour will primarily hit the West Coast, and will also feature Lords of War and The Wrath Of Vesuvius. A list of dates can be seen below. More...

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ASG Reveals New Album Artwork, Track Listing

ASG, the North Carolina quartet whose music Revolver described as a “compelling mix of sludge, skatepunk and ‘90s alt-metal,” has shared the cover art and track listing from forthcoming full-length "Blood Drive." The album is due out May 28th, 2013 via Relapse Records.

“Days Work,” a new song from the 12-track release, which was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu), is previewed in an album trailer now available at this location. Pre-orders for the CD/2xLP/Digital are available now via Relapse here.

The cover art was created by Malleus, an Italian trio which has created artwork for The Flaming Lips, High On Fire, Swans, and Ufomammut. The "Blood Drive" track listing is as follows:

1. Avalanche
2. Blood Drive
3. Day’s Work
4. Scrappy’s Trip
5. Castlestorm
6. Blues for Bama
7. Earthwalk
8. Children’s Music
9. Hawkeye
10. Stargazin
11. The Ladder
12. Good Enough to Eat More...

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Suffocation Posts Lyric Video

New York death metal veterans Suffocation have posted a lyric video for the track “Cycles of Suffering," which is available below.

The song comes off latest album "Pinnacle of Bedlam," released on February 19th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has just confirmed new European tour dates for 2013. Check out the full listing below.

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Immolation Explains Artwork Creation

New York death metal legends Immolation and NoiseCreep.com give you a glimpse into the creative process that went into making the artwork for new album "Kingdom of Conspiracy."

View rough sketches and detailed accounts on the cover's construction by both artist Pär Olofsson and guitarist Robert Vigna at this location.

Immolation and Decibel Magazine have also made a brand new song available for streaming, which can be heard below. The album is due out May 10th in Europe via Nuclear Blast. "Kingdom of Conspiracy" was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren. More...

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Children Of Bodom Posts New Album Teaser

Finland’s metal heroes Children of Bodom have just released the first trailer for their upcoming album "Halo Of Blood."

The video resulted from the listening session of the new album, which took place at the Nuclear Blast headquarters in Germany on March 16th, and shows the first impressions of the international press. Check it out below.

“Halo Of Blood” will be released June 7th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. Children of Bodom recorded the album at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the "Hatebreeder" (1999), "Follow the Reaper" (2001), and "Hate Crew Deathroll" (2003) albums. The track listing is as follows:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. The Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep More...

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Interview

Skeletonwitch Discusses New Album At SXSW

Skeletonwitch has now achieved a decade of music. The first ten years were nothing short of astonishing. Instead of hitting a sophomore slump, which many bands experience after concocting a must-listen formula, the group improved and found a much larger audience with Prosthetic Records when they released “Beyond the Permafrost” in 2007. Something about the Ohio-based group’s sound, a boney blend of thrash, black and melodic death with conspicuous European influences, commanded listeners’ attention. Over the years, their following has grown to the point where one can’t talk about the modern metal scene without mentioning the name Skeletonwitch.

Since their latest jaunt was a U.S. headlining tour with Havok, Early Graves and Mutilation Rites, Skeletonwitch has been home working on their fifth full-length recording. Heading into the group’s second decade of music, it seemed fitting that Metal Underground spoke to vocalist Chance Garnette at SXSW. As he states in the following conversation, Skeletonwitch last played SXSW around ’04 or ’05—an early point in the band’s career. As SXSW helped jump start the first ten years of their career, it has provided a platform to launch its second decade of music. Before hearing the band play a new track at the Van’s/Pitchfork’s SXSW day showcase at the Mohawk, Garnette aptly described what we would hear. Read on further for that description. More...

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I, Klatus Streaming "Portals Under The Lake"

Rooted in the sprawling Chicago underground metal scene with ties to multiple internationally-notable musical and artistic forms of media, a massive composition five years in the making has finally arrived. Behold "Kether," the second LP by sludge/doom collective I Klatus. The following press release was issued about the album:

"With the dark spirit of Chicago in mind and the mysteries of the Cosmos at heart, the all-consuming devastation achieved on 'Kether' takes the pummeling morphing of sludge/grime/doom the I Klatus clan has previously attained to even more warped and exploratory realms through nearly an hour of continually-engaging material in the progressive tradition of Spaceboy, Gasp, Ufomammut, Rwake, Noothgrush and YOB. The band self-describes the material as 'beyondcore, sludge, and shamanistic method doom.'

"I Klatus self-released the mammoth Kether in an extremely limited 2xLP version at the end of 2012, but now takes the album to an entirely broader audience with an official digital release of the album this month.

"The album lies in the wake of the tragic passing of I KLATUS’ bassist Tariq Ali and features the artist’s last recordings. The three surviving members of the collective -- drummer Chris Wozniak (Lair of the Minotaur, Earthen Grave), bassist John Bomher (Yakuza, Indian) and guitarist/vocalist/visual artist Tom Denney (known for art created for Soilent Green, Kylesa, Saint Vitus, Black Cobra, Rwake, Samothrace among countless others) -- have dedicated the album to Tariq’s memory and pay thanks to his family members, stating that he was 'a good dude on the scene here in Chicago, and was part of the best lineup of the many this band has seen.' More...

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GWAR To Broadcast Live Show

Mutant Overlords GWAR will be taking over the airwaves of AXS TV to bring to you - the human scum - a live broadcast transmission from one of their upcoming performances.

GWAR's "Fate or Chaos Tour 2013" will be aired live on AXS TV on April 17th at The Gothic Theater in Denver, Colorado. The broadcast will air at 12:00 AM EST/ 9:00 PM PST. AXS TV is available on DIRECTV Channel 340, DISH Network Channel 362, AT&T U-Verse Channel 1106, and Verizon FiOS Channel 569. For additional affiliate and distributor channel information including Charter, Comcast Xfinity, Suddenlink and others please visit this location.

There will be contests and giveaways on the GWAR tab of the AXS TV website at this location. Quoteth the warty one, Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR:

"The Fate or Chaos show is the most spectacular show we have done since the one we did before this one, and that one was awesome, even though I can't remember what it was. Now GWAR's struggle against your angry God is to be broadcast live by AXS TV and preserverd for all eternity, an undying testimony to the undimmed majesty of the world's most outrageous rock and roll band…the mighty GWAR!" More...

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Winter Deluge Streaming Album Online

New Zealand act Winter Deluge has posted the band's previous full-length album "As The Earth Fades Into Obscurity" online for streaming. Check out the release via the player below or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Winters March 03:03
2. Last Hour of the Raven 05:25
3. Fall to the Wyrm of Time 04:17
4. Demonic Dweller of Winter Plains 05:36
5. Triumph of the fallen folk 05:33
6. Scathe Wrought by the Will of Nature 06:49
7. A Sphere to Cleanse the Earth 07:53
8. The Fragments of Mankind (Instrumental) 02:25
9. Celestial Renewal 07:22 More...

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Killswitch Engage Streaming Full New Album

Killswitch Engage will be releasing new album "Disarm the Descent" this coming April 2nd, 2013.

The band has now teamed up with Altpress.com to stream the full album online. Give the release a listen via Alternative Press here or through the player blow.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Hell In Me
2. Beyond the Flames
3. The New Awakening
4. In Due Time
5. A Tribute to the Fallen
6. Turning Point
7. All We Have
8. You Don't Bleed for Me
9. The Call
10. No End in Sight
11. Always
12. Time Will Not Remain More...

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Iced Earth Posts Live Song From Upcoming DVD

Iced Earth's first officially recorded DVD/Blu-Ray, "Live In Ancient Kourion," will hit stores April 16th in North America (and April 15th in Europe).

To give fans a preview of this must-have DVD, Iced Earth has now teamed up with Metal Hammer Germany to premiere the live track "I Died For You." Give it a listen at this location.

For this live release, the band recorded an epic 2.5 hour show in a 6,000 year old amphitheater with a unique atmosphere. "Live In Ancient Kourion" is available for pre-order now in various formats right here. Catch Iced Earth live:

08.06.2013 - Burning Sea Festival - Croatia
20.06.2013 - Metalfest - Germany
21.06.2013 - Dokk'em Open Air Festival - Netherlands
22.06.2013 - Rock am Härtsfeldsee - Germany
12.07.2013 - Rock Harz Open Air - Germany
13.07.2013 - Bang Your Head Festival - Germany
08.08.2013 - Getaway Rock Festival - Sweden More...

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Fall Against Fate Reforms, Announces New Lineup

Fall Against Fate has checked in with the following announcement about reforming with newly revamped lineup:

"So, a lot has happened over the last year, a lot that hasn’t really been shared with you guys, and some that has. We’ve toured England, Scotland and Mainland Europe and had the time of our lives.

"We have also and through some major issues as a band, which did unfortunately lead to our disbanding. Everything was looking great, but unfortunately things took a turn for the worst.. We have been talking recently and we have decided, WE’RE BACK!

"There are changes however, and one of those changes is the line up, so please welcome Benjamin Fordham and Murray Rawson of Brave the Moment! We have a tour booked in Scotland in June, so we’re super excited for that! We are also VERY happy to announce our new booking agent – James Mitchell – the Othello Agency, so if you wish to book us for a show, please contact James at james.othellomusic@gmail.com." More...

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Warbeast Premieres New Song Online

U.S. thrashers Warbeast have premiered a new song from forthcoming album "Destroy," which is due out April 12th, 2013. Check out the track "Nobody" at Metal.de here.

"Destroy" was produced by Philip H. Anselmo and engineered by Stephen "The Big Fella" Berrigan. The album artwork and concept were designed by “Carcass” John Fossum with graphic and technical adviser John Deleon. Check out the art below. A CD release show for "Destroy" will take place at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX on April 6th, 2013. More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts Road Report

Chariots of the Gods has posted a new road report video, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"Following Toronto and Hamilton misadventures, we thought 'FUCK IT, the show must go on!,' and we rented a big ass van for Saturday's show in Sherbrooke. The drive was quite pleasant, and the place had one of the best stage that we've ever played on! Thanks to everyone who showed up... and be sure to check our 'on the road' video below!"

Chariots of the Gods has been performing in support of the "Tides of War" album (reviewed here). For more info on the band and album, read our recent interview with the band. More...

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Dark Sermon Releases "Hounds" Video

Tampa's Dark Sermon has released a new music video, directed by Kevin J. Custer, for the track "Hounds" in support of brand new record "In Tongues." Check out the video below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Sheperd's Staff
2. Imperfect Contrition
3. Hounds
4. The Scales Of Justice
5. Cursed
6. Forfeit I- The Crooked Quill
7. Forfeit II- Worn Thin
8. The Tree Of New Life
9. Carcass
10. Testament
11. In Tongues (watch the music video here) More...

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Six Feet Under Announces "Hell In July" Tour

Six Feet Under, having just released latest album "Unborn," will soon return to the road for the Hell In July tour.

Joining Six Feet Under on this campaign will be none other than Decrepit Birth and Cannabis Corpse. Hell begins on July 10th in Houston, TX, after which the bands will head west and loop around the US for the final date in Atlanta, GA on July 27th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 29th.

Six Feet Under's latest album, "Unborn," was released on March 19th, and features tracks written in collaboration with Ben Savage (Whitechapel), Jari Laine (Torture Killer), guitarist Ola Englund, and long time member Steve Swanson. For more info on the album, check out our recent interview with the band right here. More...

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Speedwolf Posts New Music Video

The NWODHM speed freaks in Speedwolf have unleashed the band's first music video for the eponymous track "Speedwolf." The track appears on the band's 2011 debut album, "Ride With Death," which is available through Hells Headbangers.

Check out the video here:

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Bejelit Announces New Bassist

Italian power/progressive band Bejelit announed that long time bassist Giorgio Novarino has left the band for personal reasons. Taking his place will be Luca Negro, who has played along side guitarist Marco Pastorino in both HateTyler and The Ritual.

The band posted the following: "Breaking news - line up change: after 10 years, for personal reasons, we announce the split with our storical bass player Giorgio Novarino. We wish him every success! We welcome Luca Negro (The Ritual, Hatetyler) as our new bassplayer. Don't give up!"

Bejelit is currently working on the follow up to the 2012 LP "Emerge" (see review here). The band also issued a new music video for "We Got The Tragedy," which can be seen over here. More...

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Rygel Announces New Drummer

Brazilian melodic metal act Rygel, which features Lothlöryen vocalist Daniel Felipe, announced that the band's new drummer Jon Levischi (Made in Hell) will be the new permanent drummer, replacing Silva Vagner, who left the band due to health reasons.

The band recently released a new music video for the acoustic version of the track "Leave Me Alone," which appeared on the band's latest album "Imminent." More...

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Conquest Streaming Title Track To New LP

St. Louis power thrash act Conquest is streaming the new song "The War We Rage" (heard below). The song is the title track to the band's upcoming new release, which is targeted for release this year via Dark Star Records. The album marks the band's sixth full length release and first to feature bassist Joey Saturn, who joined the band in 2010 (and played on the band's latest single "Never Forget" - the band's tribute to U.S. troops).

The album artwork can be seen here:

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Shadows Past Posts Preview Trailer For Debut LP

Sweden's Shadows Past has posted a preview clip for the band's upcoming debut LP "Perfect Chapter." The album is scheduled for release on March 29, 2013 via Doolittle Group.

Shadows Past features Ex-Insania vocalist Ola Halén. The track listing for "Perfect Chapter" is:

1. Wherever I Go
2. Perfect Chapter
3. Cry No More
4. An Old Enemy
5. Ladder of Life
6. The Scars Run Deep
7. Impressed
8. Who Am I
9. The One
10. Believe

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Dragonsclaw Posts "Judgement Day" Preview Clip

Australian traditional metal act Dragonsclaw posted a preview sampler of the upcoming sophomore release "Judgement Day." The full length album is expected for release this year with a new label. The exact release date and other samples are expected soon.

Metal Underground.com spoke with vocalist Giles Lavery, who had this to say about the new release: "We are extremely happy with how 'Judgement Day,' our second album has turned out. I feel we have our strongest batch of songs yet. There is more diversity musically than heard on the first album and we are ready to take no prisoners. There have been some killer metal albums released this past 18 months and we knew we had to rise to the challenge."

The track listing for "Judgement Day" is as follows:

1. Watching My Every Move (Feat. David Reece)
2. Onset of War
3. Judgement Day
4. Bullet
5. Fear
6. Fly: Defenders Of The Skies, Part II
7. Lucifer's Hammer (Warlord Cover)
8. Battle Cry (A Tribute to Mark Reale) (Feat. Jack Starr)
9. Eternally

Dragonsclaw vocalist Giles Lavery was also named live vocalist for Warlord on the band's upcoming shows in support of the new release "The Holy Empire."

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Ayreon Announces New Album Title

Progressive mastermind and multi-musician and vocalist Arjen Lucassen announced that the new Ayreon album will be entitled "The Theory of Everything." In a post on Facebook, Lucassen put the following post and photo:

"Sorry that there have been so few updates from me lately...working hard on the new Ayreon album! I just started writing the lyrics and I decided on the album title. It's called... 'The Theory of Everything.' Won't tell you what it's about yet though!"

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