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Metal News for April 13, 2014

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Colt Streaming "Lake Drowned"

Newly formed Polish black metal outfit Colt has released a track online for streaming. Check out "Lake Drowned" in the YouTube player below. The Colt duo consists of:

Daniel Szymanski Necro
Patryk Wajs Vinter

For further details and to stay up-to-date on the band's latest happenings, head over to Facebook here.

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Dark Descendant Streaming New Track

Luxembourg's Dark Descendant has a new track out titled "Macabre Tendencies," which can be heard below. You can also find more details on the new project over at the Dark Descendant Facebook profile here.

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Sleepless Streaming "Exterminate/Existence"

Hungarian outfit Sleepless is now streaming the full "Exterminate?/?Existence" release, which was mixed and mastered at No Silence Sound Studio. Give it a listen below, or pick up a digital copy via Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:

1. Escapist 02:58
2. Sentiments 03:26
3. Oathbreaker 03:32
4. A World Without an End 04:05
5. Swansong (feat. Zoltan Bolcsfoldi) 06:49 More...

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Portrayer Posts New Lyric Video

West Virginia outfit Portrayer has a new lyric video out now for the track "Disgust," which is taken off the band's debut EP "Desolate" due out later this year.

The video, available below, was created by Pathogen Designs and you can purchase the "Disgust" track at Portrayer's Bandcamp page here.

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Mindread Releases Debut EP

The Croatian outfit Mindread is out now with a debut EP titled "Dead Brain Cells." You can hear all four songs below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Free Your Mind 02:33
2. User 03:59
3. Set It On Fire 04:18
4. Fire Exit 04:12

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The Skull Recruits New Guitarist

The Skull - featuring Trouble members Eric Wagner, Jeff “Oly” Olson, and Ron Holzner in addition to Sacred Dawn's Lothar Keller – has added former Pentagram guitarist Matt Goldsborough to the group's ranks.

He will be taking over for the departing Chuck Robinson (just recruited a month ago), who has decided to step down due to his demanding professional career and, therefore, cannot commit to the The Skull's upcoming live shows.

The band comments: "Timing was perfect when we met Matt and everything just seemed to fall into place at the right time when we needed a replacement. Matt is very laid back, has a captivating stage presence, and his riffs are electrifying! If you’ve ever seen him live with Pentagram, you’ll know what we are talking about.”

The band continued, "We all understand and support Chuck’s decision. He is welcome on stage with us as a guest guitarist anytime, and we wish our brother well.”

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Illdisposed Finishes Work On New Album

Illdisposed has finished the recording for an upcoming album at Denmark's Antfarm Studio. Tue Madsen will be handling the mix for "With The Lost Souls On Our Side," due out June 27th via Massacre Records.

This will be the first album with new drummer Kim Langkjær Jensen, who permanently joined the band in Autumn, 2013.

Lasse Hoile once again created the cover artwork, and he was also responsible for the artwork of the band's previous records "1-800 Vindication," "Burn Me Wicked," and "There Is Light... But It's Not For Me." More...

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Veni Domine Inks Deal With Massacre Records

As was recently announced, Veni Domine will soon be releasing a new full-length album titled "Light." Massacre Records has now issued the following official statement about inking a deal with the band:

"We're happy to welcome Veni Domine in the Massacre Records family! If you're not familiar with the band, it's our pleasure to introduce you to them!

"The story of Veni Domine began in 1987 when Torbjörn Weinesjö, Thomas Weinesjö and Anders Olofsson formed the band. Fredrik Sjöholm (back then Olsson) joined them shortly after.

"At first, the band’s name was Glorify, which soon got changed to Seventh Seal. The band name Veni Domine exists since the early 90’s as the first record deal was landed.

"Bass and keyboard positions have changed a few times since then but the band’s core still remains.

"The musical style was soon labeled as doom but this was not the aim of the band. Veni Domine was always trying to evolve and symphonic elements as well as progressive ones are often heard on the albums.

"The band recorded debut album 'Fall Babylon Fall' in Eastbourne, England, for Kingsway Music Records. The next albums - 'Material Sanctuary' and 'Spiritual Wasteland' - were released via Thunderload Records in Sweden only. Both albums, as well as the debut album, were then licensed from Thunderload to be released via Massacre Records in the rest of the world. More...

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Stamina Vocalist To Miss Spanish Tour

Italy's Stamina has issued the following announcement about the band's vocalist missing upcoming tour dates:

"Hi all! We announce that, due to personal issues, singer Jacopo DiDomenico will not attend our Spanish tour in May.

"He will be replaced by Stefano 'Stex' Sbrignadello, a great rock singer and musical theater performer, with years of experience in the hard rock and heavy metal scene. Stex played in both original and cover bands, performing as opening act for bands like Skyclad and Saxon. He is currently active with several live and studio collaborations, and involved in some national musical theater productions.

Stex says: "When I received the call from Luca, I was immediately excited about the opportunity to help the guys of Stamina for the Spanish tour. I’m a big fan of their music and I think that 'Perseverance' is a truly fantastic album, cannot wait to share the stage with such talented musicians and to kindle the Spanish audience!!" More...

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Beyond The Morninglight Issues Recording Update

Gloomtastic Norwegian duo Beyond The Morninglight is currently in the recording studio laying down tracks for the follow-up to the "Lifelines" EP. Band member Runar Beyond now checks in with the following brief update:

"Been back in studio this weekend. The new 'Dreaming Stoned' EP will soon be finished. New photo by Leo (Frog Leap Studios)." More...

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Sunday Old School: Sanctuary

It’s interesting to see how some bands formed by ex members of another successful group can over shadow their predecessors. Type O Negative became unquestionably bigger than Carnivore, Machine Head are more popular than Forbidden and whilst Nevermore became a hugely successful act, many will remember Warrel Dane (and to an extent, Jeff Loomis) for their work with a band before Nevermore formed. A band named, Sanctuary. Sanctuary formed in the city of Seattle, Washington, a place which would become famous a few years later for producing the grunge wave and acts such as Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, in 1985. Whilst they are now associated with the thrash scene of the 1980s, their music was a solid blend of thrash, power and traditional heavy metal, which showcased impressively on their first demo, which was recorded in 1986. The demo circulated around the tape trading scene and found its way to a number of record companies, including major label Epic, who offered the band a deal, which was unsurprisingly snapped up.

The band entered into the studio with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, who would produce their debut full length, as well as performing a guest guitar solo on the band’s cover of the Jefferson Airplane classic, "White Rabbit." Sanctuary spent the remainder of 1986 and the beginning of the next year working on the album, which eventually surfaced later that year under the title, "Refuge Denied." The record was notable for featuring a high pitched vocal style from Dane, one which he has not used since, with speculation stating that the vocal technique injured his voice, leaving him unable to replicate the style he utilised on Sanctuary’s debut. More...

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