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Metal News for April 24, 2015

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Interview

Nightrage Talks New Album "The Puritan"

Nightrage's latest album "The Puritan" just saw official release today, filled with heavy riffs, emotional melodies, and brutal vocal hooks.

Marios Iliopoulos checked in with us to discuss the ins and outs of the album, from writing to recording at Dug Out Productions and on to shooting a series of music videos for the album.

Summing the theme of the new disc succinctly, Marios comments, "No matter what happens, always following your heart in life, in ups and downs, never stop fighting, believing in yourself and on your ideals. Even if the whole world is against you, you need to be able to stand up and fight for yourself."

Read on for the full interview with the Greek guitarist, along with music taken from the freshly released full-length. More...

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Iced Earth Writing New Album

Iced Earth is set to begin the writing process for the band's 12th studio album. After a short hiatus, (primarily due to founder, chief songwriter, and guitarist Jon Schaffer’s 2nd cervical fusion surgery), the band is planning out its schedule for the remainder of the year.

Iced Earth fans can expect the next album, tentatively entitled "The Judas Goat," and the subsequent touring cycle to begin in early 2016. Schaffer comments on his recovery and the direction of the new album:

"The recovery after this surgery has been more difficult than the first time around in 2000. Although there have been a few setbacks, I am confident that I’m ready to resume my duties in Iced Earth, directing my full attention to the creative process, production, and touring future of the band.

"We are looking forward to songwriting and getting back in the studio. The creative direction of the new album is rife with intense and heavy emotions, as one would expect from an Iced Earth record, as well as a wide variety of lyrical inspirations and themes.

"I am 100% confident that the bond our band has forged in these last several years will shine through in the music. It’s a brotherhood in every way, and the fans will feel that. I couldn’t be more proud of these guys and everything we’ve achieved together.”

Long time drummer Brent Smedley will be returning to the band for the recording and touring of the next album cycle. Smedley had to step down due to personal family reasons in 2013 shortly before the recording of "Plagues of Babylon."

“We are very pleased to have Brent joining us once again; he’s always been a brother and an important part of the Iced Earth legacy,” says Schaffer.

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Kissing Candice Announces New Album

The New York horror-core miscreants from Kissing Candice have announced "Blind Until We Burn," their debut album, is set to be released June 30th on Victory Records.

Vocalist Joey Simpson characterizes the album as “Pretty, ugly, gross, bloody, pissed and heavy.” The result is an amalgamation of serial killer thriller, dark romance. and witchcraft, woven in a world of hallucinating demons.

“Each song on this album is different from the next, we try to write about a little of everything - horror movies, thinking positive, questioning everything from what the government feeds us to religious beliefs. From the people who support us to the people who talk shit about us. There's a little something for everyone,” promises Simpson.

"We want this record to appeal to everyone. There is literally something for all types of listeners to grab on to," guitarist Tommy Sciro adds. “If someone is having a bad day and want to hear something about being positive it will be there. If they want to just scream along cause they’re angry or frustrated and need a release, they can.” More...

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Tidemouth Streaming "Vaccinate"

The next Melotov Records album is coming on June 9th as the label releases "Velvet and Stone," the new full-length by LA's own Tidemouth. Check out the Noisey-premiered track "Vaccinate" in the SoundCloud player below.

Tidemouth began life in 2008 as a screamo/grind beast, in line with bands like Orchid and the Three One G Records roster. A collection of demos and one 2010 EP captured this early phase, and now in 2015 the band reappears, evolved into a raw and blackened version of hardcore punk. The album's track listing is:

1. Secrets
2. Vaccinate
3. Black Lung
4. Memories of You
5. Clearing the Forest
6. Sunlight Sonata
7. Abyssal Blessing
8. Pepper Tree
9. Downtown
10. What's Needed More...

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Soreption Posts Playthrough Video

Today the Swedish technical death metal faction Soreption hurls forth a blazing playthrough video for the track "A Speach To Survival." Check it out below, thanks to GearGods.net.

The tune comes by way of the band's "Engineering The Void" full-length, released last year via Unique Leader Records. The clip comes in conjunction with the band's impending U.S. live overthrow supporting Canadian death metal icons, Cryptopsy and U.S. death metallers, Disgorge. Dates are as follows:

5/14/2015 Ralph's Rock Diner - Worcester, MA
5/15/2015 Championship Bar & Grill - Trenton, NJ
5/16/2015 Nihil Gallery- Brooklyn, NY
5/17/2015 Revolution - Amityville, NY
5/18/2015 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
5/19/2015 Shakas Live - Virginia Beach, VA
5/20/2015 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/21/2015 West End Trading Co. - Sanford, FL
5/22/2015 Churchill's - Miami, FL
5/23/2015 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
5/24/2015 Korova - San Antonio, TX
5/25/2015 Dirty Dog - Austin, TX
5/26/2015 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX
5/27/2015 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
5/28/2015 Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA
5/29/2015 Bada Brew - Crest Hill, IL
5/30/2015 Metal Bar - Cudahy, WI
5/31/2015 Agora - Cleveland, OH More...

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Ten Seconds Era Releasing EP

Alternative rock/metal band from Geneva, Ten Seconds Era, is about to released a debut 4 track, self-titled EP on May 20th. An advance track can be heard below, and the following press release was also issued:

"Like feelings in life, Ten Seconds Era is all about nuance and ambivalence: their music takes us to a journey between light and shades, from the sweet side to the bitter side.

"Founded in 2013 in Geneva (Switzerland), Ten Seconds Era continuously reshapes its sound and blends energetic metal carved in stone with soulful mellow lines. With the first EP recorded at Studio Downtone by Drop (Sybreed, Samael) and mastered at Sterling Sound by Ted Jensen (Deftones), the band is about to unleash music on stage to share its universe." More...

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Shadow Age Streaming New EP

Shadow Age's "Silaluk "EP is officially due out May 19th, but now the tracks are available online head of time via a Bandcamp stream. 6131 Records comments:

"Shadow Age emerged from Richmond, Virginia, playing cold, darkly melodic post-punk, and offering an astoundingly cohesive debut EP that owes more to the sounds of Manchester's industrial sprawl than Richmond's southern charms.

"While Shadow Age are certainly indebted to the UK post-punk classics, the band's debut release originates from an even more unlikely place than where they call home. While spending a harsh winter working on a fishing boat in Alaska, singer/guitarst Aaron Tyree was injured. He then spent four harrowing days waiting out an ice storm so that he could be flown out of Dutch Harbor for medial attention. During this time Tyree wrote the title track of Shadow Age's debut EP,
'Silaluk.'

"Taking it's name from the Inuit word for storm, 'Silaluk' is three uncompromisingly dark tracks that swallow the listener in shimmering guitars, pulsating synths, and haunting vocals. Tyree's affecting voice paints a desperate picture that is perfectly layered amongst the sheets of reverb and angular guitar lines. Shadow Age offer more than just intense atmosphere, though. The band is adept at crafting a hook and despite the EP's brooding tone, some of the driving beats found on 'Silaluk' are arguably danceable. With disparate influences converge with stunning cohesion, 'Silaluk' is an impressive debut that hints at Shadow Age's potential." More...

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Lusitania Posts Music Video

Chilean band Lusitania has a music video out for "Senderos de Locura," a track that comes off the "Bondad en espacio gris" album. The video was directed by Carlos Toro of Abysmo Productiones. Lusitania is:

Gabriel Riquelme - Vocals/Guitars
Bryan Reyes - Bass
Felipe Guarda - Guitars
Victor Villanueva - Drums More...

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Hades Almighty Recruits New Vocalist

Hades Almighty is back! The band comments about returning with a new front man:

"A lot has been festering in the Hades horde in the last year, and we are now finally able to reveal some details.

"First, we hereby present the mighty Ask Ty as our new musical orator and screamer of blood curling verses. Known as drummer and part time vocalist of bands like Kampfar and Krakow, Ask Ty brings fresh nutrients to the soil of the Horde. We have been working together for the last 6 months, and the harvest has been fruitful.

"Secondly, we hereby announce the first studio release since 2001’s 'The Pulse of Decay.' This will be an EP, titled 'Pyre Era, Black!' which will lead up to the next album released not long after. Both will be released through Dark Essence Records. Prepare for the Dawn of a New Era!" More...

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Lords Of The Trident Releases Video Clip

U.S. metal band Lords Of The Trident just dropped a new official video clip for "Light This City," which features footage shot during a CD release party back in February. Check it out below, and you can also see the group's previously released video for "Winds Of The Storm" over at this location.

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Next To None Posts Album Trailer

Next To None recently signed to InsideOut and has released a video EPK in advance of upcoming album "A Light in the Dark." The group's debut album is due for release on June 30th in the U.S. and June 29th in Europe.

Based in Pennsylvania, Next To None features Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals.

Drummer Max Portnoy says, "It's so exciting to be signing with InsideOut...the home of the greatest prog bands in the world! We are honored to be part of the family."

Says producer Mike Portnoy, "Producing the Next To None album was like a trip back in time for me. I couldn't be prouder of this album and think that Next To None represents the next generation of progressive metal."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Edge Of Sanity
2. You Are Not Me
3. Runaway
4. A Lonely Walk
5. Control
6. Lost
7. Social Anxiety
8. Legacy
9. Blood On My Hands
Digital-only bonus tracks:
10. Fortune Cookie
11. Deafening More...

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Voice Of Ruin Posts Full EP Online

Following the release of second full-length album “Morning Wood” and tours with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Underside, Switzerland’s Voice of Ruin now returns with a new EP entitled “Consumed.”

Officially released today, all the tracks are also available online in the player below. The "Consumed" track listing is as follows:

1. I Am The Danger 04:03
2. Our Need To Consume 03:49
3. Morning Wood (rewritten by Desireless & OOTS) 03:57
4. Day Of Rage (remix by BAK XIII) 03:25
5. The Rise Of Nothing (remix by SIMPIG) 03:16
6. The Rise Of Nothing (rewritten by Feel A Boom F.A.B) 04:09 More...

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Upon Wings Posts "You Are My Weapon" Video

Michigan metallers Upon Wings recently released the "Afterlife" EP and today Revolver Magazine is hosting the premiere of a new music video for "You Are My Weapon," the latest single off the set. Check out the full music video below.

Upon Wings' "Afterlife" EP features guest vocals and production by Brett Hestla (Dark New Day, former Creed), guitars and production by Kevin Jardine, and drums by Peter Tzaferis.

Kid Rock recording engineer and Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Glenn Brown mastered the EP, while Corey Lowery of Eye Empire mixed "You Are My Weapon." Recording sessions for the EP took place at Johnny K's Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, Jardine's Uplift Productions in Canada and beyond. More...

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Bloodstock Adds A New Slew Of Bands

The Sun is shining and Bloodstock is excited to announce seven more of metal’s finest for the UK’s heaviest weekender, including a clutch of bands from the farthest flung corners of the globe.

Friday’s line up will now include extreme prog metal Aussies, Ne Obliviscaris. The band proclaims, “UK, here we come! 2015 is the year we are finally going to reach your shores and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that it will be as part of the enormous Bloodstodck festival. We’re looking forward to playing alongside many of the best and biggest heavy acts from across the world!”

Saturday’s bill sees two bands who’ve jetted in from Indonesia, a hotbed of metal and one of the planet’s most burgeoning heavy music scenes. Burgerkill and Jasad are two of the country’s biggest metal acts, even counting the country’s metal-loving prime minister, Joko Widodo among their fans.

Sunday’s line-up sees a very special solo set from ex-Evile shredsman, Ol Drake to accompany his upcoming solo album, "Old Rake" which is out in June via Earache. Ol comments "I'm very excited to be returning to Bloodstock in a musical capacity. The weekend is fully booked off work (I was going anyway) and we're rehearsing right now. It’ll be a very special show, so don’t miss it. I’ll no doubt be having my fair share of drinks and Jagermeister afterwards and no doubt be returning to work feeling buzzed yet terrible. This is probably the only show I'll be doing to promote the album. Hope to see you there!" More...

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Cave Of Swimmers Discusses Upcoming Album

With the May 4th release of "Reflection" drawing near, the Miami based duo Cave Of Swimmer has decided to talk about the forthcoming album in more detail. Originally from Venezuela, vocalist and multi instrumentalist G.E. Perez and drummer/percussionist Toro now explain the recording process, lyrical content and influences.

Recorded at Weeks Recording Studio in Coral Gables and Crossbridge Studio in Pinecrest, Florida, all the music for "Reflection" was tracked in a mere 4 days.

"We rehearsed a lot prior to entering the studio to record", G.E. Perez begins. "So when we finally went into it, we were very focused, rehearsed, tight... we recorded basic tracks (drums, rhythm guitars) in only 2 days. We took 2 more days to do solos and vocals. So the whole album was recorded in only 4 days."

Speaking about the writing process in terms of anything being pre-empted or whether the album was written more organically G.E. Perez states that "there are spaces for improvisation in our music… the mid section of 'The Skull' is a great example... 'Reflection', the instrumental, has some improvisation in it as well... Especially from Toro’s part. He played his ass off on this record... In any case, for the most part, we rehearsed and composed in our practice room." Toro adding that the way they write is very organic. "We get together in a small room and just start playing. Whatever comes out... Then we start following the train of thought into wherever the music takes us." More...

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Mothership Embarking On Spring Tour

After a storming 2014 following the re-release of the band's momentous second album through Ripple Music and European debut at The Freak Valley Festival, supersonic/intergalactic Dallas group Mothership return for what promises to be another busy year.

This May, brothers Kyle and Kelly Juett along with Judge Smith take to the road. Mothership’s Spring Odyssey Tour with Memphis band The Dirty Streets will be routed as follows:

1st May – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
2nd May – Dubuque, IA – Vintage Torque Festival*
3rd May – Milwaukee, WI – Metal Grill
4th May – Chicago, IL – Reggie's
5th May – St. Paul, MN – Big V's Saloon
6th May – Kansas City, MO – The Scene
7th May – Denver, CO – Moon Room
9th May – Boise, ID – Crazy Horse
10th May – Vancouver, BC – Hindenburg*
11th May – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
13th May – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub
15th May – South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks
17th May – Orange County, CA – Psycho California*

*Mothership Only More...

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Leave The Living Streams "Sink or Swim"

Red Deer, AB groove metal five-piece Leave The Living is gearing up for 2015 debut album "Pacifist," due out May 1st. Today the band has unveiled a second single from "Pacifist."

Check out "Sink Or Swim" in the SoundCloud player below. You can also catch Leave The Living performing live on these dates:

June 13 - Farmageddon Open Air - Ryley, AB
Aug 2 - Loud As Hell Fest - Drumheller, AB More...

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Amidst The Withering Releasing Album

Amidst The Withering's "The Dying Of The Light" is due for an official release on April 28th, 2015. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"With the number of Black Metal bands out there increasing by the hour, it's becoming hard to differentiate the leaders from the followers. With a penchant for intelligent and dynamic song writing, Atlanta's Amidst The Withering stands out as a viable force in the genre.

"While shades of a few influential acts may appear throughout the disc (Emperor, Dimmu Borgir), 'The Dying Of The Light' is largely a beast unto itself. Boasting a production quality that ranks right up there with metal's top names and an overall vibe that's deeply rooted in the underground. 'The Dying Of The Light' succeeds for three primary reasons: (1) Good song writing; (2) a natural blend of influences; and (3) an honest delivery." More...

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Veil Of Maya Reveals Album Details, New Tour Dates

Chicago metal titans Veil Of Maya will release "Matriarch" on May 12th via Sumerian Records. Today, the quartet also announces a late Spring headlining tour with special guests Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver, and Entheos. The Matriarch Tour begins May 20th in Detroit and VIP pre-order tickets are available now via this link.

When Veil of Maya was recording "Matriarch," the group found itself with a lot of new ideas, but no singer. Enter Lukas Magyar, hailing from the middle of nowhere.

“I’m from this small town in Wisconsin, where there’s not a lot of music and nobody’s really as serious about it as I am,” says Magyar. “I had followed Veil for a few years, and was really impressed by them. When I heard they needed a new singer, I got in touch.” Magyar, however, had never toured before. Or even been on a plane. Not a problem.

“We flew him out, auditioned him and hired him on the spot,” reveals guitarist Marc Okubo. “He was great. He could sing, too, which is something we’d wanted to do for a while. It really opened up some possibilities.”

After making his live debut in front of thousands at last year’s Knotfest, Magyar quickly joined producer Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour) and his new band mates (rounded out by Okubo, drummer Sam Applebaum and bassist Dan Hauser) in the studio to record "Matriarch." It’s an album that finds Magyar bringing a new addition to Veil Of Maya’s arsenal; a mix of harsh and clean singing.

“There was controversy when we released the single, ‘Mikasa’” Okubo admits. “But for every 10 kids who complained online, we gained hundreds of new fans. I think ‘Mikasa’ is the most popular song we’ve ever put out.” More...

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Wisdom In Chains Warns Of "Violent Americans"

As Wisdom In Chains prepares fifth album, "The God Rhythm," for early Summer release, the album's first single, "Violent Americans," has been released.

Check it out in the SoundCloud player below, courtesy of LegendsArising.com. The track hits today as Fast Break! Records posts preorder packages for the LP. To hear music from the release live, catch Wisdom In Chains on these upcoming dates:

5/17/2015 Webster Hall - New York, NY @ Black N' Blue Bowl
6/27/2015 Club Reverb - Reading, PA * record release show
7/23/2015 The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore More...

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Gruesome Releases New Music Video

Uniting members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa, the newly formed Gruesome pays homage to death metal's most celebrated founding American acts, Death.

As such, the group's debut full-length, "Savage Land," released earlier this week via Relapse Records, and is a delightfully punishing display of late-'80s/early-'90s Florida-styled death metal that keeps the true sound and spirit of Chuck Schuldiner and Death alive.

In commemoration of its release, today Bloody Disgusting offers up the charmingly gore torn new video for the record's title track. Check it out below. If you like what you hear, you can also stream the rest of the full album at this location. More...

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Winterfylleth Collection Coming To North America

Following a very successful European launch, Candlelight Records confirms May 18th as the North American release date for "The Fathers Of Albion - An Anthology 2007-2012," a four-disc retrospective collection from U.K. black metal band Winterfylleth.

The limited-edition package is a perfect introduction to the band for new fans and fills all the gaps for long-time fans seeking the band’s early and hard to find recorded history. It is available now for pre-order at this location.

Vocalist/guitarist Chris Naughton says, "it is really amazing to be able to do a release such as this. The collection takes stock of who we are as a band and looks backs over what we have accomplished in the last eight years. It features liner notes detailing the stories behind all the albums, a specially remastered version of The Threnody of Triumph, plus bonus material from the original The Ghost Of Heritage sessions. There is also a full disc of material that was on limited release or never been on cd before. And all of this comes packaged with beautiful new artwork created by Simon (Lucas, drums) and Dan (Capp, guitar).” More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Shows Uncensored Cover Art

Thy Art Is Murder today reveals the original uncensored cover artwork for upcoming release, "Holy War."

“We wanted 'Holy War' to be our most confronting release to date,” explains guitarist Andy Marsh.
“From the moment the album title was conceived and the lyrics were born we had a distinct vision that the album cover artwork must be equally as confronting, as scary, and as real as what we are about as a band. Unfortunately after circulating our intended album cover around to the distributors and retailers, and after several meetings with the label and those we all work with, we were told we would have to cover the image, or choose a different cover. Not wanting to alter our desired cover in any way shape or form, we opted to contain it within the album packaging and roll with one of the other images from the layout.

“Here it is in all its magnificent glory, a child for every religion that has indoctrinated the young and disadvantaged, and sent them off to war and bloody death without cause or reason. This album is for them.” More...

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Korpiklaani Posts New Video

Finnish folk metal superstars Korpiklaani are premiering the music video today for “Pilli On Pajusta Tehty,” taken from new album "Noita" (reviewed here). The video is available below, thanks to Decibel Magazine.

"Noita" was recorded at Petrax Studio with musician and producer Aksu Hanttu. The forthcoming album is the first Korpiklaani release to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula and will drop on May 5th, 2015. More...

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King Giant Posts "Red Skies" Clip

With the imminent storm of King Giant's new "Black Ocean Waves" LP approaching, the maiden single has been cast into public seas. Experience the "Red Skies" below, courtesy of New Noise Magazine.

The LP was recorded last year with J. Robbins (Jawbox). Issued guitarist Todd Ingram of the new track and lyric video: "I always thought song was about Vikings. Hammer told us the other day no it's about a captain of a whaling ship that kills his whole crew."

The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Mal De Mer
2. The One That God Forgot To Save
3. Requiem For A Drunkard
4. Red Skies
5. Trail Of Thorns
6. Blood Of The Lamb
7. The Gentleman Carny
8. There Were Bells More...

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Metsatoll Releasing EP, Streams Title Track

On May 15th, Metsatöll will release new EP "Pummelung." Besides two unpublished tracks, the EP includes the cover of J.M.K.E’s "Külmale Maale" ("To the Cold Land"). Today the EP’s title song has come online and can be heard below.

"Pummelung" is a self-ironic track about overboiling debaucheries with copious amounts of alcohol. The band comments: “Let’s take life as it is, without any enhancements, without putting our heads under pillows, with backs up straight. Just as the track lyrics say - the twilight will reveal which one of us is a true Estonian!”

"Pummelung" was produced by Metsatöll and Samuel Ruotsalainen, recorded by Keijo Koppel and Metsatöll at the Roundsound Studios in Tallinn during September and October of 2013. The sound was mixed in October of 2013 by Keijo Koppel and Marko Atso, who were also responsible for the mastering that was done at the Roundsound Studios in March 2015.

The EP will be released in cooperation with Spinefarm Records, an affiliate of Universal Music. Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is a sofllows:

1. Pummelung
2. Vana Jutuvestja Laul
3. Külmale Maale - J.M.K.E. cover More...

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Helfir Releases New Music Video

Helfir released a new music video today for the track "Black Flame." The song appears on the new album "Still Bleeding," which dropped last week via My Kingdom Music.

Check it out here:

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Goryl Streaming Tracks From Cassette Re-Release

New Canadian label Medusa Crush Recordings is proud to unveil its newest release - a deluxe edition of drone sensation Goryl's first two albums "Father of Witches/Father of Evil Witches" in cassette format. The label comments:

"Each album is assigned to a side of a 76 min. BASF Chrome tape for the highest quality sound. At a single press of 77 copies, this cassette additionally contains the previously web-only version of 'The Shaman's Speech' and it all comes wrapped in a limited pattern, Japanese Chiyogami paper with a 3" x 5" patch of the cover in gold on black. The patch is only available with this release."

You can also preview the cassette release via the Bandcamp player below. More...

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The Sixxis Posts New Lyric Video

Progressive-influenced hard rock group The Sixxis will digitally release new album "Hollow Shrine" via Glassville Records on May 1st, 2015. The album is produced by three-time Grammy winning producer David Bottrill at Goodwood Sound Studios.

Today, the band is revealing the track “Nowhere Close” via Revolver Magazine. Check out the lyric video below. You can also witness The Sixxis live during a U.S. tour with industrial metal legends Ministry, beginning this Sunday, April 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. See below for a full listing of tour dates.

4/26 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
4/28 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
5/3 - Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
5/5 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
5/6 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
5/8 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
5/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts
5/15 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/18 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/19 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
5/23 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
6/10 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
6/12 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
6/14 - Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
6/15 - Edmonton, AB @ Encore More...

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Testament Video Interview Available

The Nuclear Blast Records thrash pioneers from Testament rode a wave of unparalleled metal through Toronto, Canada on April 15th, 2015 and, per usual, helped to blow the proverbial roof of the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Most Extreme was lucky enough grab some time with band founder and guitarist Eric Peterson and got some bad-ass answers to their "most extreme" questions. Check it out below.

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Obsidian Kingdom Covers Nirvana

Spain’s progressive metal outfit Obsidian Kingdom has released a cover of the Nirvana classic "Breed." The cover was recorded at the request of Spain's leading hard rock publication RockZone and can be heard below. This version of "Breed" also appears on the compilation "Bipolar Sessions #2," which commemorates this year's Record Store Day.

Regarding the track, Obsidian Kingdom comments: "As so many kids from the nineties, one of the things that made us break into playing an instrument was receiving a mixtape from the weird guy at school that featured the very best of alternative rock, from Alice In Chain to Tool and from Marilyn Manson to Soundgarden, which had us desperately falling in love with rock music.

"When RockZone offered us to participate in the second edition of their 'Bipolar Sessions', we felt like those kids again, and hurried back to our garage to remove the dust from our old distortion pedals.

"We have always had a huge penchant for Nirvana, especially in their noisiest, and we have chosen 'Breed' because it is the perfect pop song with all the punk rage and teenage angst that we loved so deep back in the day." More...

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Streams New Track

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody released the first single from the new cinematic metal opus "Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus." Check out the lyric video for "Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)" in the player below. The album is set to be released on June 19th (EU), June 22nd (UK), June 30th (US) by Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for "Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus" is:

1. Nova Genesis (Ad Splendorem Angeli Triumphantis)
2. Il Cigno Nero
3. Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)
4. Anahata
5. Il Tempo Degli Dei
6. One Ring To Rule Them All
7. Notturno
8. Prometheus
9. King Solomon And The 72 Names Of God
10. Yggdrasil
11. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer’s Fall Part II: Codex Nemesis
(I. Codex Nemesis Alpha Omega
II. Symphonia Ignis Divinus (The Quantum Gate Revealed)
III. The Astral Convergence
IV. The Divine Fire Of The Archangel
V. Of Psyche And Archetypes (System Overloaded))

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12. Thundersteel (Cinematic Version)

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Helloween Steams New Track "Lost In America"

German metal titans Helloween are streaming the new track "Lost in America." The song appears on the upcoming new album "My God-Given Right," which is set to drop on May 29th (EU), June 1st (UK) and June 2nd (US) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The standard CD track list is:

1. Heroes
2. Battle’s Won (see lyric video here)
3. My God-Given Right
4. Stay Crazy
5. Lost In America
6. Russian Roulé
7. The Swing Of A Fallen World
8. Like Everybody Else
9. Creatures In Heaven
10. If God Loves Rock ‘n’ Roll
11. Living On The Edge
12. Claws
13. You, Still Of War

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Kamelot Premieres "Insomnia" Music Video

Kamelot premiered a music video for the new track "Insomnia" over at Terrorizer's website at this location (also in the player below). The song is the latest single from the new release "Haven," which will be released worldwide (excluding Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's own Kamelot Music LLC on May 5, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world).

Mastermind and guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: "Kamelot returns with a sci-fi inspired thriller for the song 'Insomnia.' In a post apocalyptic world, surveillance is everywhere and over population is rampant. Deep in the underground of the Wasteland Monarchy lies the Insomnia Division, the housing for some of the chosen ones, only allowed to live in an Insomniatic state!“

The band begins its North American run with DragonForce on April 27th. For dates for the first leg, head over to this location. Dates for the second leg, to begin in November, can be found over here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fallen Star
2. Insomnia
3. Citizen Zero
4. Veil of Elysium (see lyric video here)
5. Under Grey Skies
6. My Therapy
7. Ecclesia
8. End of Innocence
9. Beautiful Apocalypse
10. Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)
11. Here's To The Fall
12. Revolution
13. Haven

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Wildpath Releases "Unborn" Playthrough Video

French symphonic power metal act Wildpath released a guitar playthrough video clip for the song "Unborn." The song appears on the band's latest release (and 4th full length album) "Disclosure," which was issued back in February via Brennus Music.

The video features guitarist Olivier Caron. Check it out here:

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Masters Of Disguise Make "Heaven Fall"

Germany traditional metal act Masters of Disguise, featuring members of Savage Grace's 2009-2010 touring lineup Mario Lang (bass) and Kalli Coldsmith (guitars), released a new music video for the track "Heaven Fall." The song appears on the sophomore effort "The Savage and the Grace," which was released back in February via Limb Music.

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A Life Divided Releases "My Apology" Music Video

German industrial act A Life Divided released a music video for the new track "My Apology." The song appears on the new release "Human," which will drop in the USA on April 28th (out in Europe already) via AFM Records.

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Exorcism Announces "World In Sin" EP

Exorcism will release the new EP "World In Sin" on June 1, 2015 via Dream Records on CD and digital formats. The limited edition EP of 666 copies will be made exclusively available through the band’s website. The artwork was created by Gragoth and can be viewed below.

"World of Sin" was produced, mixed and mastered by vocalist/guitarist/bassist/keyboardist Csaba Zvekan, with the help of Dominus at Total Master Sound in Spain. All lyrics melodies and music were written by Zvekan.

The track listing is:

1. World in Sin
2. Black Day in Paradise
3. Virtual Freedom
4. Sahara
5. Black Star More...

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Abyssal Premieres New Track

Enigmatic U.K. blackened death trio Abyssal is streaming the new track titled "I Am The Alpha And The Omega" taken from their upcoming 7-track album "Antikatastaseis" below. The new effort is set to drop on June 23 via Profound Lore Records .

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All Out War Reveals New EP Details

New York metal outfit All Out War's new EP "Dying Gods" will be released on June 23rd 2015 via Organized Crime. The EP was produced and engineered by Steve Evetts (Hatebreed, The Dillinger Escape Plan).

Check out the album teaser below.

The track listing reads as follows and includes two covers songs (Carnivore, Amebix): More...

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Mutoid Man Posts New Song "Sweet Ivy"

Mutoid Man, featuring Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) on guitar and vocals, drummer Ben Koller (Converge) and Nick Cageo on bass, premieres a new song titled "Sweet Ivy" taken from the upcoming new album "Bleeder". The new album is set to drop Jun 30, 2015 via Sargent House.

Check out now "Sweet Ivy" below.

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