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Metal News for March 28, 2012

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Dreaming Dead Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Progressive/melodic death metal band Dreaming Dead has launched a campaign on Kickstarter.com to help raise funds for the pressing of its forthcoming sophomore album, "Midnightmares." The band is looking to fans and supporters of underground metal to help with the costs involved with pressing the album on CD and vinyl. To help Dreaming Dead reach its goal and to check out the video clip directed by Peter Leininger, visit this location.

This Kickstarter campaign will run until Saturday, April 21st at 2:59 AM EST. Dreaming Dead has set April 20th as the release date for its sophomore effort, "Midnightmares." Cover artwork for the album was done by renowned artist Travis Smith (Opeth, King Diamond, Devin Townsend, et. al.). Dreaming Dead is also working with directors Thomas Mignone and Peter Leininger (known for their work with Morbid Angel, Sepultura, Megadeth and many more) on a video for the track "Corpse Mountain," and details on the video shoot will be forthcoming.

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Wykked Wytch Touring With Soulfly

Female-fronted extremists Wykked Wytch have been confirmed to take part in the Maximum Cavalera 15th Anniversary North American Tour with Soulfly, Incite and Lody Kong. The 24-city tour kicks off on April 13th in Colorado Springs, CO and will keep the band on the road until the final date in Albuquerque, NM on May 11th. Wykked Wytch is touring in support of their most recent burnt offering, "The Ultimate Deception," which was released on February 14th by Goomba Music. Below are the tour dates.


WYKKED WYTCH On Tour w/ SOULFLY:

Apr 13 @ The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 14 @ The Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE
Apr 15 @ People's Court - Des Moines, IA
Apr 17 @ Blue Note - Columbia, MO
Apr 18 @ Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
Apr 19 @ The Machine Shop - Flint, MI
Apr 20 @ Piere's - Fort Wayne, IN
Apr 21 @ Buster's Billiards - Lexington, KY
Apr 22 @ Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 23 @ The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 24 @ Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Apr 25 @ Lost Horizons - Syracuse, NY
Apr 26 @ Asylum - Portland, ME
Apr 27 @ Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
Apr 28 @ Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA
Apr 29 @ Reverb - Reading, PA
Apr 30 @ Otto Bar - Baltimore, MD
May 02 @ Ziggy's - Winston Salem, NC
May 03 @ 321 Local - Cocoa, FL
May 04 @ State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
May 05 @ Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 07 @ Scout Bar - Houston, TX
May 08 @ Emo's East - Austin, TX
May 11 @ Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM

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Truckfighters And The Midnight Ghost Train In NOLA

This was going to be a special show; you could feel it in the air. The lineup was great, but there was something else lingering that later took everyone by surprise; and it wasn’t the new drink called the Just Say Yes. They wouldn’t tell you what was in it, but you should just say yes to having one. Anyway, the music kicked off and patrons wandered in. I filmed Midnight Ghost Train’s set which you can see below. More...

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Alerion Announces New Vocalist

Alerion has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:

"We are happy to announce that Laura ten Hoedt has been chosen as our new leading lady. Laura joined the band in December and has since worked with us on our existing songs, as well as on some new material.

"Laura is probably best known as singer-songwriter LadyLau. Although less in the public view, she has also been active in several projects in progressive rock and metal. These include the German projects VoXager and Escapedia as well as live performances with Dial and in Ayreon tribute projects.

"More information on Laura can be found in the updated band section of the website. Starting in April we will do some shows so you will all be able to hear Laura sing yourselves.

"Two gigs and a live radio performance have been scheduled so far, as well as a small acoustic performance to be recorded and aired on Radio Rijnmond. Details can be found in the gigs section of the website. During these shows we just might debut some new material with vocals by Laura. ;)

"Recently new pictures have been taken with Laura, which can be seen on the website. More pictures will be posted online later. Stay tuned for further updates."

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Demisor Signs With Pulverised Records

Singaporean grind pioneers Demisor have officially inked a worldwide deal with Pulverised Records. The following press release was issued:

"Formed in 1987, the unsung Demisor specialize in sonic devastation with their earliest bout of buzzsaw guitar lashes and maniacal blasts appearing on their Mestectomy and Oral Climax demos released in 1990 and 1992 respectively. Today the epic Demisor discography includes over a dozen split releases in true grind fashion. The band is currently penning new material for the upcoming as-yet-untitled EP, which will be released later this year via Pulverised Records."

Commented Demisor in a collective statement: "It's an honor to work with Pulverised as we do know of their professionalism towards the core of extreme music. Pulverised indeed gave us the privilege to blast out to the masses our kind of uber obliterating grindcore! The upcoming mini-album will pummel all aspects of grind holocaust that Demisor has ever churned out! Be warned!"

Added Pulverised Records A&R Manager Calvin Chiang commented: "It was no coincidence that Demisor came to be a part of the Pulverised roster; we’ve known the guys for years and have always shown a positive interest in releasing something for them but unfortunately, the time was never right as the other members in Demisor were heavily involved in their other bands. Towards the end of 2011, we received news that Demisor is now officially back in full force and with the new EP planned and as well as a short European tour coming up, there is no other better time than now to solidify the Demisor/Pulverised alliance. Demisor 2012 will show how grind is properly done!" More...

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The Sword Signs with Razor & Tie

New York, NY) – The Sword has signed a new, multi-album worldwide deal with New York City based label, Razor & Tie. After releasing three critically acclaimed albums on Kemado Records, the Austin TX based quartet featuring guitarist/vocalist J.D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and new drummer Santiago “Jimmy” Vela III will commence recording their fourth album in late June with a projected release date of fall 2012. More...

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Harasai Announces New Live Shows

Germany's Harasai has issued the following announcement about upcoming live shows:

"Hey! We got a lot of new shows confirmed for the coming months... Be sure that you don't miss the following dates. This definitely will be a great summer full of beer, nice people and heavy fucken metal!! See you there!"

For more on Harasai, check out the band's Facebook profile, or catch the group live on the following dates:

13.04.12 - HOT Hagenbusch, Marl /w WORDS OF FAREWELL, KADAVRIK
14.04.12 - Helvete, Oberhausen /w KadavriK, Killing Culture, Legion Of Gomorra
12.05.12 - EVIL HORDE METALFEST - ZECHE CARL, Essen /w NAPALM DEATH, EXUMER
07.06.12 - Kulturrampe, Krefeld /w Resurrected, Night In Gales, Crosshead
08.06.12 - ND Heim, Dinslaken /w Gloryful, Legion Of Gomorra
09.06.12 - RAGE AGAINST RACISM OPEN AIR, Duisburg - Umsonst & Draußen!
23.06.12 - Feierwerk Orangehouse, München /w Craving for Chaos
30.06.12 - Stockumer Schule, Voerde /w NIGHT IN GALES, KadavriK
06.07.12 - IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR, Torgau/w OBITUARY, BENEDICTION, DECAPITATED

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Zombie Inc. Posts Music Video Teaser

The first Zombie Inc. video for "Challenge Of The Undead" has been completed and will see the (un)light of day tomorrow, March 29th, 2012. This will be the first chapter of the band's own serial called "The Rocking Dead." In anticipation of the clip, Zombie Inc. has now posted a teaser trailer online, which can be viewed below.

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Mike Portnoy Comments On New Album

While the band name Flying Colors might be unfamiliar to you, the members of this rock supergroup have individually sold millions of records and have a strong fan base around the world. Flying Colors' self-titled debut album is available now through Music Theories/Mascot Label Group/MRI.

The members of Flying Colors are drummer Michael Portnoy (Dream Theater), guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple), vocalist Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev), keyboardist Neal Morse and bassit Dave LaRue. Flying Colors marks Portnoy's first project since he departed Dream Theater.

The seeds of Flying Colors' formation were sown in 2008, when executive producer Bill Evans brought the idea to each of the musicians as well as to producer Peter Collins. Intrigued by the idea of working together, the four musicians wrote and recorded this album in just nine days.

Portnoy says "This album has bits and pieces of what you'd expect from each of us. The sum of all it's parts led to brand new, uncharted territory for everyone involved."

Dave LaRue says "It was quite an experience. The band moved at a fast pace, ideas flying around the room at all times. Sections of tunes were arranged, then rearranged. Ideas were tried every which way until we made them work, or in some cases, discarded them altogether. Just keeping track of everything was a challenge! It's been an inspiring challenge melding folk, prog, pop and metal all into one big recording." More...

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Taproot Posts "No Surrender" Teaser

Taproot has just released a video teaser for “No Surrender” off the band's soon to be released album "The Episodes," due out April 10th, 2012. You can view the teaser below.

The music video for “No Surrender” will be released on April 4th via VEVO. Taproot will play a series of dates starting April 10th to support "The Episodes," and will also be playing WJRR’s Earthday Birthday in Orlando along with KPNT Pointfest in Missouri. Check out tour dates here.

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Wormrot Confirms U.K. Headlining Tour

Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot have confirmed dates for a U.K. headlining tour, which kicks off on June 1st in Bath.

The band will play ten shows around the U.K., before heading on to mainland Europe for a number of summer festival appearances, including Dokk'em Open Air and Obscene Extreme. Wormrot guitarist Rasyid comments:

"We're super stoked for this one, more than usual! We promise a killer live show, plus we've added to our setlist some new songs that you can expect from our third full-length, so hope you guys stay tuned for them!"

See Wormrot on tour at the following shows:

Jun. 01 - Bath, UK - Green Park Tavern
Jun. 02 - Nottingham, UK - The Old Angel
Jun. 03 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum 2
Jun. 04 - Sunderland, UK - The Borough
Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK - 13th Note
Jun. 06 - Leeds, UK - The Fox and Newt
Jun. 07 - Manchester, UK - Star and Garter
Jun. 08 - Cardiff, UK - Bogiez
Jun. 09 - London, UK - Grosvenor
Jun. 10 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit

View the U.K. tour flyer at this location.

Jun. 15 - Torgau, Germany - Grind The Nazi Scum Festival
Jun. 30 - Dokkum, Netherlands - Dokk'em Open Air Festival
Jul. 13 - Trutnov, Czech Republic - Obscene Extreme Festival

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The Alien Blakk To Record New EP

The Alien Blakk has checked in with the following brief announcement about beginning work on an upcoming new EP:

"New band recording EP beginning in April 2012 in New York. Summer 2012 Guitar Clinic tour beginning in May being announced soon, new book coming July 2012, and new product line coming August 2012."

Further details on the EP, which will be the follow-up to the "Bekoming" album (reviewed here), will be announced as they are made available. For further details on The Alien Blakk, head over to the band's official website.

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Cauldron Announces Tour With Paul Di'Anno

Canadian heavy metal trio Cauldron has confirmed a North American tour with Paul Di'Anno, which is scheduled to kick off in July. Cauldron will be joining the former Iron Maiden singer, along with Icarus Witch and Widow, for the extensive trek across the USA and Canada.

Cauldron vocalist and bassist Jason Decay comments:

"We're all looking forward to a nice summer tour across North America with original Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno. It will be nice to tour with our old friends in Icarus Witch and Widow again as well. This will likely be the last part of the Burning Fortune touring schedule as we're going to be concentrating on writing, recording and rehearsing for our next album. See you on the road!"

The preliminary tour dates are as follows (venues and more dates to be announced soon):

Jul. 25 - Baltimore, MD
Jul. 26 - New York, NY
Jul. 27 - Foxboro, MA
Jul. 29 - Albany, NY
Aug. 01 - Ottawa, ON
Aug. 02 - Toronto, ON
Aug. 03 - Detroit, MI
Aug. 04 - Chicago, IL
Aug. 09 - Vancouver, BC
Aug. 10 - Seattle, WA
Aug. 15 - Santa Ana, CA
Aug. 24 - Austin, TX
Aug. 28 - Tampa, FL
Aug. 29 - Orlando, FL
Aug. 31 - Raleigh, NC
Sep. 01 - Pittsburgh, PA
Sep. 02 - Akron, OH

View the tour flyer at this location.

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The Tide Will Take Us Reveals New Album Artwork

The Tide Will Take Us is set to unleash the full length album "Putrid Dynasty" on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. The album was produced by Jon Howard of Threat Signal and Bjorn “Speed” Strid of Soilwork, and the artwork and track listing can be viewed below.

1. Concubine Queen
2. Choke On Your Regret
3. Putrid Dynasty
4. Perdition
5. Metastasize and Consume
6.Mouth Breaker
7. King of Damnation
8. Sinister Revelation
9. The Dead Call

The Tide Will Take Us is now streaming the first single from the album "Choke on Your Regret" at this location. The album is the follow up to the band's self-titled 5-song debut EP, produced by Kent Sheehey (The Vegas Wake Up).

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Sarcofago Re-Releasing "Decade Of Decay"

Florida-based Greyhaze Records will bring one of the rarest albums within the legacy of infamous Brazilian black/thrash overlords Sarcofago to North American shores for the first time this Spring through the recent partnership between Greyhaze and Brazilian label Cogumelo Records. The following press release was issued:

"Sarcofago's 'Decade Of Decay' was initially released in 1995, and official copies of it are virtually impossible to find anywhere… until now. Bearing a total of 20 tracks spawned over the band’s career, this reissue of the compilation album weighs in with over an hour and twelve minutes of blasting Sarcofago mayhem and debauchery, and even includes three songs from the Satanic Lust demo, two songs from The Black Vomit demo and two songs from the Christ’s Death demo. This represents the first time that Sarcofago demo material is available officially. The entire reissue process for this compilation album has been overseen by Sarcofago’s Wagner 'Antichrist' Lamounier himself!

"The first release in a series of Sarcofago albums set for official reissue through 2012 and beyond, the first stateside release of Decade Of Decay will take place in North America on June 5th as a 6-panel/full color digipak CD imported directly from Brazil, featuring a full-color fold-out poster with information on all of the songs included. The packaging features never-before-seen photos from Sarcofago throughout their various stages, going from INRI all the way to the Hate album. An ultra-limited deluxe 2xLP edition is to be released later in the Summer with details to be confirmed shortly." More...

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The Mentors Posts Tribute Album Promo

California shock rockers The Mentors have posted up a preview video for their new tribute album "For Those About to Rape." The album will feature a good assortment of twenty-five punk and metal bands covering different Mentors tunes and will be released before summer time on Cazablanca Records. The Mentors will also have two new songs on the album. Here is a partial line-up of the bands on the tribute album.

Chesty Malone and the Slice 'Em Ups
Sok and the Faggots
Speedboozer
Thrawtle
Kofin Kats
Cold Existence
Hammerhawk
Skitzo
Meth Leppard
Without MF Order
Pottymouth
Beverly Beer Bellys
Cold Blue Rebels
General Bastard
Mobius Dick
The Neverland Ranch Hands
Guns and Roses
(And Many More)

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Defecto Recruits New Drummer

Denmark's Defecto has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer Henrik Been:

"Defecto's drummer of many years, Henrik Been, has decided to stop in the band. Henrik is a very good friend, an extremely talented musician, and we appreciate all the time we have had with him. Henrik, thank you for everything!

"Defecto has therefore been searching for a replacement in the past months, and we are extremely happy to announce that we've found the man - a guy who not only fits perfectly musically, but also as a person.

"Defecto have found our new drummer, and we hope he will be with us for the rest of our career! Welcome to Lars Jensen!""

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

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DaiTribe Offering Free Song Download

DaiTribe is getting ready to unleash the new album "Epochalypse A.D." later this Spring. The album was recorded at Farview Audio by Jason "Jay" Walsh and mixed by Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hatebreed, and Mercyful Fate). The artwork was done by Mark Alano who is also known for his work with Mecca and Grammy Award Winner Jim Peterik. The album is scheduled for an April 17th release date via True Gemini Records.

DaiTribe is now giving away a free download of the new single "I Hate Me." The track can be accessed by "liking" the band on Facebook.

DaiTribe's new video for the first single entitled "I Hate Me" is being streamed exclusively by Metal Injection and can be viewed here. The video was shot in Chicago, IL and directed by Nathaniel E. Bell. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. For The Sins
2. My Eyes
3. I Hate Me
4. Liar Messiahs
5. Betray
6. This Hell
7. Crime Legacy
8. Redemption
9. False Hopes
10. Control
11. Sanctuary
12. Loss By Distance

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Korpiklaani Streaming New Song

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers Korpiklaani have recently finished the recordings of their upcoming 8th studio album that will be released in summer. As a foretaste for what you can look forward to and to make the waiting time more bearable, Korpiklaani proudly presents the brand new track "Metsälle."

Front man Jonne grants insight into the song’s lyrical concept: “Metsälle can be seen as kind of a prayer to the ancient gods to ask for luck for the tough hunt deep in the woods in cold winter time. Not only is the old man in the song praying for success but – even more importantly – for a safe way through the dangerous frostiness.”

Check out the track in the player below, or download the song at this location.

Korpiklaani also has the following upcoming tour dates with Trollfest: More...

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Ministry Posts New "Relapse" Studio Video

Ministry has posted the 11th installment online in the making-of video series for the band's newly released album "Relapse." You can check out the new video below. Ministry also commented on the video:

"Dateline Fall 2011 El Paso, TX: Deep in the heart of Texas, videographer Omar Mena treks Uncle Al and the boys as they put the finishing touches on tracking the new Ministry and descend into their own personal hell."

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Doro Announces European Shows

Metal queen Doro, who recently posted a live stream from the Nuclear Blast offices, has updated her European tour schedule for the coming year. The following dates are now confirmed:

04.20.12 Norway Haugesund Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
04.21.12 Norway Jevnaker Glassheim
07.19.12 Germany Cuxhaven Deichbrand Open Air
07.20.12 Germany Oberhausen Devilside Open Air
08.09.12 Germany Rottweil Kulturfestival
08.11.12 Sweden Rejmyre Skogsröjet Festival
09.08.12 Germany Schleswig Baltic Open Air

11.15.12 Germany Kiel Max
11.16.12 Germany Bremen Aladin
11.17.12 Netherlands Tilburg O13
11.18.12 Belgium Antwerp Trix
11.20.12 UK London Garage
11.21.12 France Paris Divan Du Monde
11.23.12 Spain Pamplona Totem
11.24.12 Spain Madrid Arena
11.25.12 Spain Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
11.27.12 Switzerland Pratteln Z7
11.28.12 Germany Stuttgart Longhorn/LKA
11.30.12 Germany Memmingen Kaminwerk
12.01.12 Austria Wien Scene
12.02.12 Hungary Budapest Club 202
12.04.12 Czech Republic Prag Retro Music Hall
12.06.12 Germany Bochum Zeche
12.07.12 Germany Karlsruhe Substage
12.08.12 Germany Vacha Vachwerk
12.09.12 Germany Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt

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Tides Of Virtue Posts "Broken Walls" Video

U.K. act Tides of Virtue has uploaded a music video for the band's new single "Broken Walls." The video clip was directed, filmed, and edited by Tom J. Cronin and can be viewed below. For more details on Tides of Virtue, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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Memoira Issues New Album Update

Finnish act Memoira has checked in with the following announcement about mixing the band's new album:

"Finally after loads of blood, sweat, and tears our new album is getting mixed at Ansa-studios! Mr. Heikki Kaplas will naturally mix the album as well he was the man behind the tubes and knobs, while recording our forthcoming masterpiece!

"So far the raw mixes that he has done sound awesome and we all know that it will be even better. We would like to thank Heikki for his patience and hard work, he truly made us give the 110% to this album!

"- 'I hate your band' - the text message from mr. Kaplas a few minutes after he had began mixing the first song :D See you guys around."

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Titans Eve Reveals Album Track Listing

Titans Eve has issued the following update about working on the band's new album "Life Apocalypse:"

"The album is sounding great! Vocals will start tomorrow, and we're looking forward to wrapping this up to give everyone something to bang their heads to this summer!"

The artwork is available here and the track listing for the "Life Apocalypse" album is as follows:

1. Overcast (Intro)
2. Destined to Die
3. Road to Ruin
4. The Abyss
5. Dissension (Instrumental)
6. Life Apocalypse
7. A Wound That Never Heals (Instrumental)
8. Hollow Gods
9. Divided We Fall
10. Frozen In Time
11. The Void

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God Seed Reveals New Lineup

The thaw has arrived for God Seed. No longer frozen, Gaahl and King have regrouped with a new line-up. Joining ranks with Gaahl and King are:

Sir (Trelldom, Djerv) - Guitar
Kenneth Kapstad (Motorpschyco) - Drums
Geir Bratland (Dimmu Borgir) - Keys & Noise
Lust Kilman (The Batallion, Grimfist) - Guitar

A new album via Indie Recordings is in the works. All music is already written and recorded at various locations in Norway, and Gaahl is currently working on lyrics and vocal arrangements. No release date has yet been set. King comments:

"All members of God Seed has been carefully picked for their musical skills and devoted personalities. We aim to release an album which will sound different than what we have done in the past. The new members have been very important for creating a sound that hopefully will come across as unique and defining the new God Seed sound. From this moment God Seed should not be viewed as a duo anymore, but as a band with 6 members."

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Wolfbrigade Streaming New Song

Today, humanity will feel Wolfbrigade's wrath once again, as another track from the Swedish crust icons' forthcoming LP "Damned" infects the world wide web. Courtesy of the diehards at Blow The Scene -- who instinctively conducted a massive interview with the 'Brigade back in January when the pack's cooperation with Southern Lord was announced -- now behold the opening track from "Damned."

As loud as your system will allow, stream "Feed The Flames" right here. The LP's closing track, "Peace Of Mind," is also still streaming at the Southern Lord website.

The first of three Wolfbrigade albums to be released via Southern Lord, "Damned" is set for North American release on April 24th. The 35-minute album was recorded at renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman by Frederik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) and shows the band at the finest and most devastating hour in its storied lineage.

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Throw The Fight Discusses New Album

Check out the Throw the Fight guys discussing their recent signing to Bullet Tooth and answering fan questions from their practice space in the video clip below. The band's new album "What Doesn't Kill Us" (Produced by John Feldmann) will be available everywhere June 5th, 2012. The track listing is as follows:

1. Bloodshot Eyes (Can't Hide Your Lies)
2. Not So Hollywood
3. One Step Away
4. Makes Us Stronger
5. When the World Stops Spinning
6. Lifesaver
7. Run Away
8. Lights Out For Summer
9. (I Just) Died In Your Arms *Cutting Crew cover
10. You Can't Swim With Concrete Shoes
11. Jealousy Was Her Name *Bonus track More...

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Rob Zombie To Record New Album

The wait is over, Zombie lovers! Rob Zombie has announced that he and his band of maniacs - John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish - will enter the studio on June 1 to begin recording the next chapter in the Zombie musical legacy. This new, as yet untitled CD is set for a late 2012 release.

"It has been way, and I mean way too long without any new music. I am dying to get back to it," said Zombie. "I have not felt this much excitement within the band since recording the first Hellbilly Deluxe record almost 15 years ago. We have been working on tons of songs for quite some time and I can safely say this will definitely be our best record yet."

Before Lord Zombie and his band begin recording, they will hit the highway on a co-headline tour with metal legends Megadeth, marking the first time the two bands have toured together since the early 90s.

"This tour should be a blast," said Zombie. "I haven't shared a bill with Megadeth since way back in the early days of White Zombie, so this trek is long overdue." More...

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Trails Of Sorrow Recording New Album

Italian band Trails of Sorrow, which signed to Domestic Genocide Records earlier this year, has now checked in with the following brief announcement about recording a new album:

"We are working really hard to record our debut album 'Languish in Oblivion.' It will be out very soon under Domestic Genocide Records, stay Funeral!"

Further details on "Languish in Oblivion" will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out a previously posted song titled "See My Blood Flowing" in the player below. More...

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Steel Panther Announces U.K. Shows

Steel Panther, which recently posted its own impromptu roast of Zakk Wylde online, has confirmed the band's biggest U.K. headlining tour to date this November 2012. The band is touring in support of the second album "Balls Out" (reviewed here), which was released at the end of last year. Dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER 2012
MONDAY 5 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
TUESDAY 6 WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL
WEDNESDAY 7 O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
FRIDAY 9 EDINBURGH CORN EXCHANGE
SATURDAY 10 O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
SUNDAY 11 NORWICH UEA
TUESDAY 13 O2 ACADEMY BRISTOL
WEDNESDAY 14 SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL
THURSDAY 15 HAMMERSMITH APOLLO

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 30th March 2012 priced at £19.50 LONDON / £17.00 REGIONALLY (subject to booking fee) and available from this location.

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Autopsy To Release New DVD

From the macabre tomb of Bay Area death metal pioneer, Autopsy, comes an unrivaled insight into its world of gore and horror in the form of a new DVD, "Born Undead," due out on June 5th in North America on Peaceville Records.

"Born Undead" charters the birth, death and rebirth of the legendary act, with an extensive documentary conducted with the band members themselves, as they describe how the beast came to be, and the impact their music has had on the metal world over a span of more than 20 years.

The film also documents the band’s long-awaited return to the studio and stage, and includes rehearsals of both new tracks and old classics for Autopsy’s live comeback assault. The trio of 2010 reunion shows are all featured, with all the best classic tracks from Maryland Deathfest, PartySan festival and also Hole in the Sky in Norway, where Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, and Danny Coralles were joined by Dan Lilker on bass.

With hours of footage, as well as extras including the band’s promo video for “All Tomorrow’s Funerals,” “My Corpse Shall Rise” and more, "Born Undead" is the ultimate set for all Autopsy and metal maniacs alike.

The DVD also contains artwork from Kent Mattieu, who had collaborated with the band on its early classic (and often controversial) album covers.

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Disintegrate Signs With Massacre Records

Dutch melodic death metal band Disintegrate has signed on to Massacre Records. In 2010, the band self-released its debut LP "Parasites of a Shifting Future," however the album will be re-released on July 27, 2012 through the label.

No album artwork or official track listing has been announced for the re-release, however, at the time of the self-release, the track listing and album art for "Parasites of a Shifting Future" was:

1. Abecedarium
2. Mediacrity
3. The Art of Clairvoyance
4. Casus Belli
5. Parasites of a Shifting Future
6. Twist of Faith
7. The Architect
8. Shatter Them
9. The Subtle Decay
10. Within the Pain
11. These Scars More...

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Grand Magus Unveils Album Artwork For New LP

Swedish metal band Grand Magus revealed the album artwork for the band's forthcoming sixth full length LP "The Hunt." The album is set for release on May 25, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by artist Arik Roper, who also created the artwork for the "Iron Will" album (2008).

Guitarist/vocalist JB Christoffersson commented on the cover:

"Arik Roper is a super-talented artist and we've had the pleasure of working with him before when he did the cover art for our album Iron Will. This time around with the overall feel and yrical themes of our new album THE HUNT, Arik was the perfect choice once again. We basicallly just gave him the title and he created one of the most haunting and suggestive images ever seen. He totally nailed what the album is all about. To say we are pleased is a gigantic understatement! This piece of art will stand the test of time and become classic."

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Arthemis Posts New Album Trailer

Italy's Arthemis posted a new trailer for the band's upcoming LP "We Fight," its seventh release and successor to 2010's "Heroes" release. The album is tentatively scheduled for a June 2012 release through Hydrant Records.

Check out the trailer here:

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Great White Singer To Sue Former Bandmates

According to Courthouse News Service, Great White singer Jack Russell plans to sue his former bandmates, who are continuing with their own version of the band, for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Among those Russell is suing are guitarist Mark Kendall, drummer Audie Desbrow, guitarist/keyboardist/backing vocalist Michael Lardie and talent agency Bigg Time Entertainment.

"In August of 2010, plaintiff was hospitalized and underwent emergency surgery for a life threatening condition. While he recuperated from this surgery, other singers filled in for him during the band's live performances, however, it was undisputed that plaintiff's absence was temporary, and that he retained his position in the band's lineup and would resume singing with the band upon his recuperation," the federal complaint states.

Read the full article at Courthouse News Service.

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Malnatt To Enter Studio For Fifth LP

Italian blackened folk metal band Malnatt will enter Domination Studios on April 2, 2012 to record the band's fifth LP "Principia Discordia." The album will mark the band's first release since 2008's "La Voce Dei Morti." No release date has been announced.

The track listing for "Principia Discordia" is as follows:

1. Manifesto Nichilista
2. Il canto dell'odio
3. L'amor sen va (poesia di Tarchetti)
4. Don Matteo
5. Ho sceso dandoti il braccio (poesia di Montale)
6. Iper Pagano
7. Nel dì dei morti (poesia di Tarchetti)
8. Ave discordia
9. Ulver Nostalgia
10. Il sentiero dei nidi di Ragnarok (instrumental)
11. Too Old Too Cold (Darkthrone Cover)
12. Norwegian Wood (The Beatles Cover)

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Kreator Reveals "Phantom Antichrist" Track List

German thrash legend Kreator has revealed the track listing for the band's forthcoming "Phantom Antichrist" album. The LP is the band's debut release for Nuclear Blast and is scheduled to drop on June 1, 2012 (Europe) and June 5, 2012 (North America).

"Phantom Antichrist" was produced at Fascination Street Studio with producer Jens Bogren (Opeth/Katatonia/Soilwork/Devin Townsend/Amon Amarth) in Örebro, Sweden. The limited edition will be made available as two-disc digipack, including a bonus DVD.

The track listing for "Phantom Antichrist" is as follows:

1. Mars Mantra
2. Phantom Antichrist
3. Death To The World
4. From Flood Into Fire
5. Civilisation Collapse
6. United In Hate
7. The Few, The Proud, The Broken
8. Your Heaven In My Hell
9. Victory Will Come
10. Until Our Paths Cross Again
11. Iron Destiny (Japanese Bonus Track) More...

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Natron Streaming New Song, Announce Tour Dates

Italian technical death metal band Natron is streaming the new song "The Stake Crawlers" (heard below). The song appears on the new LP "Grindermeister," which is due this spring through Southern Brigade Records.

The band has also announced a string of European tour dates in support of "Grindermeister":

Friday 13th April 2012 - Switzerland - Zurich @ Dynamo Werk 21
Saturday 14th April 2012 - France - Reims @ tba
Sunday 15th April 2012 - France - Nantes @ Ferrailleur
Monday 16th April 2012 - France - Lille @ The Rumeur
Tuesday 17th April 2012 - UK, London @ Purple Turtle
Wednesday 18th April 2012 - UK, Cardiff @ The Bogiez
Thursday 19th April 2012 - UK, Leeds @ Royal Park Cellars
Friday 20th April 2012 - UK, Liverpool @ The Lomax
Saturday 21st April 2012 - UK, Bath @ Green Park Tavern
Saturday 28th -Italy - Bari @ Demode' Club (w/Napalm Death )

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Unisonic Posts Part 9 Of 11 Track-By-Track Videos

Unisonic posted the ninth part of an eleven part track-by-track video series with singer Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen in support of the forthcoming self-titled debut full length LP. The album is set to drop on March 30, 2012 through earOne Music. This video features the song "King for a Day."

Check out part nine here:

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First Bands Announced for Barge To Hell Cruise

The first 16 bands for Barge To Hell 2012, the new all-extreme metal cruise from the organizers of 70,000 Tons of Metal, have been announced.

The lineup so far is:
ARTILLERY
ENSLAVED
HACKNEYED
HYPOCRISY
KRISIUN
LOUDBLAST
MOONSPELL
MORGOTH
PARADISE LOST
POSSESSED
ROTTING CHRIST
SACRED REICH
SANCTUARY
SEPULTURA
SIX FEET UNDER
SODOM More...

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Baht Posts Album Trailer

Turkish death metal titans Baht have posted a song-by-song album trailer for their first release in four years, the full-length album "In My Veins." The album was produced by the renowned Dan Swano and combines oriental, progressive and death metal themes. Check out Baht updates by heading over to the band's Facebook page.


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