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Metal News for April 14, 2013

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Project Ruins Posts "Cull" Lyric Video

International collaboration Project Ruins has posted a lyric video for the track "Cull," taken from the upcoming "Closing the Season" album due out later this year. Give the song a listen below. The band also comments:

"Project Ruins is a band solely focused on online collaboration, none of the members have met, played or practiced together before. We have an isolated set up with members tens of thousands of miles apart, our member's in the UK, USA, Poland and Australia."

You can also download the new "Cull" single via Bandcamp here.

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September Murder Reveals New Album Details

German death metallers September Murderer are going to release their new album, "He Who Invokes Decadence," on June 17th (Europe) and June 18th (worldwide).

The CD was produced by Jens Martinek at his Schmiedeberg 7 Studios in Rübeland, Germany and was mastered in early 2013 by Peter Neuber at Mega Wimp Sound, Berlin, who has previously done work with Nasum, Vomitory, and War From A Harlots Mouth. Christian Herzer of GUULarts has taken the lead on the artwork again. The track listing is as follows:

1. Under Severed Skies
2. Two Culprits, One Oath
3. Among Vultures
4. From Adoration...
5. ...To Deterrence
6. May Conviction Force Reckoning
7. In Celebration Of Mankind's Wretchedness
8. He Who Invokes Decadence

Vocalist Oliver comments on the lyrical direction of the album: "'He Who Invokes Decadence' is more than just a classical death metal parole. The title of the album allegorizes the cry for the most aggressive form of human affection - charity. Man's abasement of morality and violation of borders between the societal credo and the implicitness of its forcible participation are essential topics of the lyrics on this long player." More...

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Vallendusk Posts "Black Clouds Gathering" Teaser

Vallendusk will be releasing the "Black Clouds Gathering" album this coming April 18th, 2013. The band has now posted a teaser trailer featuring snippets from across the album, which can be heard below.

Pre-orders are also available over at this location, or you can stream two full previously posted tracks from the release right here.

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Malignant Tumor Posts New Music Video

Malignant Tumour has released a music video for "Overdose and Overdrive," the title track off the band's upcoming album, due out April 26th, 2013 via War Anthem Records. Check out the video below. The track listing is as follows:

01. Bucks&roll
02. Overdose And Overdrive
03. Drinkday
04. The Secret Source
05. Shitfaced
06. Stay Over Night
07. At Full Throttle
08. Command To Headbang
09. A Great Turn Of S.p.e.e.d.
10. Stagestrom
11. Horned Icon
12. Final Delirium

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Headless Signs With Lion Music

Lion Music has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Italian act Headless:

"Lion Music is pleased to announce the signing of Headless, a metal band that sees Italian guitarists Walter Cianciusi and Dario Parente teaming up with one of Europe's premier rock vocalists in Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) and a drum legend in Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche).

"The forthcoming album 'Growing Apart' sees 10 songs shaped around the classy drumming of Scott Rockenfield and melodic vocals of Goran Edman which fuse hard rock and heavy metal with progressive elements."

"Growing Apart" will get its digital release through Lion Music on June 7th, 2013. Full release details to follow shortly.

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Heart In Hand Reveals "Almost There" Release

U.K. melodic hardcore outfit Heart In Hand has announced a May 14th release date for "Almost There." The following press release was issued about the coming album:

"The album is quite simply a masterclass in how to create a truly engaging hardcore record. With soaring peaks and bitter lows, the album incinerates the listener before embracing them again with a wave of melody. Featuring guest vocals from Mallory Knox and Bury Tomorrow, Almost There is an epic, sprawling release that will make Heart in Hand mark on the global market."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Proposal
2. Almost There
3. Home/Sick
4. Vows
5. Sleeping Alone
6. Cuts and Bruises (feat. James Leatherbarrow of Death Of An Artist)
7. Maybe (feat. Mikey Chapman/Sam Douglas of Mallory Knox)
8. Old Tattoos
9. Life Goes On...
10. Broken Lights (feat. Dani Winter Bates of Bury Tomorrow)
11. Our Atlantic
12. Direction
13. The Latter More...

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Deadly Mosh Posts "Evil In The Night" Teaser

Serbia's Deadly Mosh has posted a teaser trailer for the band's new "Evil In The Night" EP, available for viewing below. To hear more from Deadly Mosh, check out the band's Facebook profile here. The band consists of:

Milos Priestkiller Stosic - Vocals
Aleksandar Rajko Rabadzija Milutinovic - Bass Guitar
Jovan Steelscreamer Komnenic - Guitar
Lazar Avdic Decko - Drums

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Deadly Curse Releases New Single

Brazil's Deadly Curse has released a new single online titled "Labyrinth," which will appear on the upcoming EP "Synthetic Humanization," due out May 25th, 2013. Check out "Labyrinth" in the player provided below.

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Circus Of Fools Posts New EP Online

German gothic/industrial metal act Circus of Fools has released the "From a Distant Land" EP online for streaming, which can be heard in the YouTube clip below. Further info on the band is available over at Facebook here. The track listing is:

I. The Show (prologue)
II. Inquisition
III. From a Distant Land
IV. Rorschach
V. Good Night and Good Luck (when the wolves hunt the huntsmen) More...

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Ixpapalotl Streaming "Corpse Republic" EP

Greek act Ixpapalotl released the "Corpse Republic" EP earlier this year, and now the full release is available for streaming online. Check out the songs through the Bandcamp player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Ghost of Hunger 02:03
2. Ritual Freak 03:02
3. Concrete Suffering 03:25
4. Warped in Riot 03:40
5. Corpse Republic 03:00
6. Chaotic Intentions 01:29
7. Scorn the Law 04:42 More...

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Sunday Old School: Jag Panzer

While the cities in New York, Florida and the Bay Area drove the early power/thrash independent music scene in the early eighties, another legendary U.S. band came to prominence far up in the Rocky Mountains. A group of musicians who knew each other since the second grade started their own band in homage to the European scene, calling themselves Tyrant before learning of the L.A. and German bands of the same name. More...

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Breaking News

Former Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dies

The comatose bassist Chi Cheng of Deftones left our world at 3:00 AM last night due to a heart attack. He is survived by his mother, sister, son and widow.

Cheng showed progress in emerging from his coma last year after an experimental treatment failed to wake him and shortly afterwards was diagnosed with pneumonia. Cheng was seriously injured in a car accident in November of 2008. After several long years, Cheng sadly did not manage to emerge from his coma.

The website OneLoveForChi.com issued the following statement:

"Our dearest Family,

"This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing. I know that you will always remember him as a giant of a man on stage with a heart for every one of you. He was taken to the emergency [sic] room and at 3 AM today his heart just suddenly stopped. He left this world with me singing songs he liked in his ear.

"He fought the good fight.You stood by him sending love daily. He knew that he was very loved and never alone. I will write more later. I will be going through the oneloveforchi (website) and any other information may not be reliable. If you have any stories or messages to share please send them to the onelove site. Please hold Mae and Ming and the siblings and especially Chi’s son, Gabriel in your prayers. It is so hard to let go.

"With great love and Much Respect!"

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