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Metal News for April 13, 2013

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11 news articles posted on this day.

In-Graved Streaming "Thorn In The Flesh"

In-Graved, the new band led by former Pentagram and Place of Skulls guitarist Victor Griffin, has another new song available for streaming. "Thorn In The Flesh" comes off the band's debut self-titled album which was released via Svart Records in Europe and Veritas Vinyl in North America.

The CD was recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee with producers Travis Wyrick (Place of Skulls) and Griffin. Engineers are Wyrick and Mike Dearing (Place of Skulls) with cover art created by Richard Schouten (Place of Skulls, Massacre).

The In-Graved touring line up features Griffin, Trouble's original drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson (Retro Grave) on Hammond organ, drummer Pete Campbell (60 Watt Shamen, Place of Skulls), and bassist Guy Pinhas (The Obsessed, Acid King, Goatsnake).

Guest appearances on the debut album are bassists Ron Holzner (Trouble, Earthen Grave,
Debris Ink), Greg Turley (Pentagram), Marty Swaney (Death Row, Pentagram), Dan Lively (Sweet Cicada), Anne Griffin, and keyboardist Mike Puleo (Orodruin).

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Digital Critic
2. What If...
3. Late For An Early Grave
4. Fading Flower
5. Thorn In The Flesh
6. Teacher
7. Love Song For The Dying
8. Never Surrender More...

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Morbid Angel Announces Festival Appearances

World Management would like to announce that Morbid Angel has added three more shows in Brazil: May 21st at Opiniao Porto Alegre/RS, May 23rd at Cine Joia São Paulo/SP, and on May 25 at Music Hall Curitiba/PR.

The band will also appear on April 13th at "The Metal Fest 2013" in Santiago, Chile and at the Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday May 18th. In additional festival appearances, the band will hit the Hellfest Open Air 2013 In Clisson, France on Saturday June 22nd, 2013.

4-13-2013 THE METAL FEST 2013, SANTIAGO CHILE
5-18-2013 HELL AND HEAVEN METAL FEST 2013, GUADALAJARA MEXICO
5-21-2013 Opiniao, Porto Alegre / Brazil
5-23-2013 CINE JOIA, SAO PAULO /SP BRAZIL
5-25-2013 MUSIC HALL , CURITIBA / PR BRAZIL
6-22-2013 HELLFEST OPEN AIR, CLISSON FRANCE

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Zix Begins Work On New Album

Lebanese female fronted band Zix has started the production process for an upcoming debut full-length album.

The album, which is follow up to "The Warwhore" EP (available for streaming here), will be produced by Bart Gabriel (Sacred Steel, Crystal Viper), mixed at the MP Studio in Poland by Mariusz Pietka (Mortician, Sabaton), and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Rob Halford, Lita Ford).

Zix was formed in 2010 in Beirut, and the band list acts such as Iron Maiden, Dio, and Manowar as primary influences. For more details, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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Power Trip Streaming New Album's Title Track

Power Trip will be releasing "Manifest Decimation" this coming June 11th, 2013. The opening and title track has now been let off the chain via Pitchfork.com here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Channeling the old-school energy of legendary acts like Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Leeway through modern thrash warfare, Texas crossover battalion Power Trip has wrapped up production on their debut LP for Southern Lord and today distributes the details on the beast that is Manifest Decimation.

"Amidst massive touring over the past five years, and having unloaded a cache of demos, splits and D.I.Y. releases along the way, the high-powered metallic punk/hardcore attack of Dallas-based Power Trip caught the attention of Southern Lord, who brought the crew on-board for the release of their first full-length.

"Recorded by Arthur Rizk and Daniel Schmuck in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Argyle, Texas, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomon's Gate in Philadelphia, the eight tracks on Manifest Decimation hurtle the band’s 'steel, speed and destruction; ethos direct at the jugular with thirty-five minutes of crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite. The intense album layout was created by Italian artist Paolo 'Madman' Girardi, completing this vile package for delivery via Southern Lord on June 11th, 2013."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Manifest Decimation
2. Heretic's Fork
3. Conditioned to Death
4. Murderer's Row
5. Crossbreaker
6. Drown
7. Power Trip
8. The Hammer of Doubt More...

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The Mystery Releases New Music Video

The Mystery has released a new music video for "Blackened Ivory," taken from the album "Apocalypse 666." Check out the video below. The album's track listing is:

1. Doomsday Prophecy
2. Apocalypse 666
3. Outlaw
4. Blackened Ivory
5. Nailed to the Cross
6. Death Lullaby
7. War Cry
8. Ride On
9. Cashgame
10. In Heaven or Hell
11. Assaulted Minds
12. The Great Escape More...

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Crimson Fire Posts "Metal Is Back" Video

Crimson Fire has posted a new music video online for "Metal is Back," which can be viewed in the YouTube clip below.

The footage was shot during Crimson Fire's live performance alongside Vice Human and Strikelight on 25/12/12 at Kyttaro Club, Athens. Hear more from the band over at the Crimson Fire Facebook profile.

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Winds Of Genocide Cancels Tonight's Show

U.K. act Winds of Genocide, which is currently in the process of working on a new album, has posted the following message online about canceling tonight's previously schedule live show:

"Unfortunately due to our drummer having some last minute personal problems we have been left with no choice but to pull out of tonight's gig in Gateshead, we will also be cancelling our 2 other local shows and just focus on the album recording/material instead.

"Apologies to those people our there who were wanting to see us live at these gigs... shit happens."

Check out the band's music and find more info on the album recording process over at the Winds of Genocide Facebook profile.

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Mob Rules Posts "Cannibal Nation" Tour Teaser

Mob Rules will be heading out on the "Cannibal Nation Headliner Tour 2013" at the end of the month. A teaser trailer can be found below, and dates are as follows:

24.04.13 Pratteln (Galery)
25.04.13 Mannheim (7er Club)
26.04.13 Nürnberg (Rockfabrik)
27.04.13 Bochum (Matrix)
17.05.13 Oldenburg (Cadillac)
18.05.13 Hamburg (Bambi Galore)
19.05.13 Berlin (K17) More...

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Castle Denied Entry To Croatia

Castle has been out on tour with The Atlas Moth and Intronaut, and the band has now checked in with the following statement about being denied entry to Croatia:

"It was to our great regret that we were denied entry yesterday into Croatia at the Hungarian/Croatian border. Castle, along with the Atlas Moth and Intronaut tried for several hours and two different border crossings to gain entry to play the show but were denied finally.

"Even if we were to pay our way into the country in lieu of the paperwork needed they could not guarantee our equipment would have safe passage out of the country. We had been looking forward to this show more than any other on our European tour and are greatly pissed that we could not play for the metal maniacs from Zagreb and beyond. We hope to make it back next time.

"After spending the entire night driving around Croatia we've arrived in Italy for the show tonight at Taun in Fidenza, then on to Milan tomorrow..." More...

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Hate Comments On Death Of Bassist

As was previously announced, bassist Slawek "Mortifer" Archangielskij from Hate passed away earlier this month while the band was on tour. Hate has now checked in with the following statement about the cause of death and details on Slawek's funeral:

"Last night our friend’s body arrived in Warsaw. Autopsy report determines one cause of death – heart rhythm disturbances (Herzrythmusstörung). It is also known that Slawek suffered from asthma and had problems with breathing whilst asleep (obstructive sleep apnea).

"His family would like to thank everybody who helps and supports them in this tragic moment with the following words: 'We would like to thank for sympathy, love and any kind of support that we have been given by Slawek’s friends from the bands Hate, Naumachia and Saltus. We also would like to thank the band Hypocrisy for their attitude and support which is very much appreciated. Great thanks to all kind people in Poland and all over the world whose moving goodwill helps us so much in this hard moment.'

"We inform you that the last farewell to Slawek will take place on 16th April 2013 in Cmentarz Pólnocny (Wólka Weglowa) at 11.30 in hall B. Between 12.15 and 12.45 Slawek’s body will be shown in the Farewell Hall. His ashes will be buried on 17th April at Czerniakowski Cemetary in Sadyba (Warsaw)."

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L.A. Guns Streaming "You Better Not Love Me"

L.A. Guns, which was covered in our Sunday Old School column some time back, has now released "Tango on Sunset Strip," an alternate version of the "Hollywood Forever" album with new artwork. Check out the track "You Better Not Love Me" from the release in the player below.

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