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Metal News for April 27, 2012

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37 news articles posted on this day.

Fire Faithful Streaming New Song

Richmond doom band Fire Faithful is streaming a new track titled "Organized Occult Love," which the band plans on putting on its next EP. Stream it below in the widget, or check out the band's ReverbNation page. Fire Faithful already has one EP titled "Please Accept this Invocation." Below the player is the official video that Fire Faithful did for the track "Wonton Lavey" from its first EP. Fire Faithful will be on the bill for the Heinzmann Benefit II on June 30th in Brunswick, MD along with several other bands such as War Injun and Trifecta.



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Carnivore Diprosopus Streaming Promo

Bogota slam death band Carnivore Diprosopus is finally releasing its long awaited third album on Sevared Records shortly. Titled "Condemned by the Alliance," the band is streaming a promo for it below. That promo features a preview of the track "Covenant of Satan Predators." Carnivore Diprosopus already has a couple of demos and two albums to its credit, even appearing on the 2005 CD compilation "A Bombardment from the Southern Paradise." The group has toured Europe and Russia, playing a lot of festivals. Their next gig will be at the Neura Fest Party at the Sala Kandela in Oviedo, Spain on May 18th. Listen to some of Carnivore Diprosopus' older music on MySpace.

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Within Temptation Posts Video Report Teaser

Within Temptation has posted a preview clip online for the video report from The Unforgiving South American tour. Check out the video below, and the band also commented:

"As we’ve mentioned before, we are going to show you a recap of The Unforgiving South America Tour that we did in February. Sit back and get ready... well almost… Today we show you a preview and we will post the complete report soon. Enjoy!"

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Phobia Streaming New Song Online

BrooklynVegan today hosts the exclusive premiere of "Dementia Having Overdose" from "Remnants of Filth," the forthcoming new studio creation from grind miscreants Phobia. Kick your weekend in the teeth at this location.

Phobia's fifth full-length offering of audio destruction was produced and mixed by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, Maryland and offers up 18 devastating socio-political grind hymns in 19 minutes.

Phobia will be spreading the grind goodness throughout North America later this year and will appear on this year’s edition of the Scion Rock Fest, set to take place at the Ritz Theatre in Tampa, Florida. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/19/2012 Church Hill's Pub - Miami, FL
5/31/2012 Red 7 - Austin, Texas (Chaos In Tejas Fest)
6/2/2012 Scion Rock Fest - Tampa, FL
6/9/2012 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY

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Manetheren Announces Record Deal

Debemur Morti Productions has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Minneapolis act Manetheren:

"DMP’s endless quest to unveil treasures hidden in the deepest abyss of the underground continues with the signing of relatively-unknown duo Manetheren.

"Forget the once old school black metal band lurking around since 2003 and welcome this renewed entity strengthened by drummer Thorns (Nocternity, Frostmoon Eclipse, etc.). The first proof of their talent will be a colossal concept album entitled Time that will challenge the listener and carry him through the darkest corners of the human psyche. A full song has been uploaded and is now available for your listening pleasure below.

"Featuring Peter Anderson (Raison D'être) on ambient/atmospheric interludes, Time is the perfect fusion between melancholic black metal and post-rock/post-metal. The album will be available in a six-panel digipack CD this Fall. Further details to be unveiled shortly."

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

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Brendon Small's Galaktikon Streaming Entire Album

Brendon Small and Technorati.com are pleased to provide fans with a full album stream of the new project, "Brendon Small's Galaktikon," today at this location.

The stream gives listeners the opportunity to experience the entire record in all of its glory two days before the official release date. Check out the stream now, or you can pre-order "Brendon Small's Galaktikon" here.

Metalunderground.com also recently conducted an interview with Brendon about the album. Give the interview a read here.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Affector Streaming New Song

Affector, the new international progressive rock/metal act, has been preparing for the release of debut album "Harmagedon," due out on May 22nd (North America, May 21st Europe) via InsideOut Music.

In anticipation of the release, Affector has made a special "radio edit" version available of the song "New Jerusalem." The song can be heard on Affector's official Facebook page.

Affector's Collin Leijenaar commented on the release of the new song: "As we move closer to the release of 'Harmagedon', I'm excited to be able to stream a full song on our Facebook page. We chose 'New Jerusalem' in the radio-edit version. This song is a bit more straight-forward than some of our other songs, but still contains the 'Affector-sound'. I'm curious if this will ever hit a radio station, but we thought it would be fun to at least have the option :)" More...

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Beneath The Massacre Announces Japanese Shows

Montreal's Beneath the Massacre has announced the band's first ever Japanese tour, which will see the group perform alongside Obscura. The group will venture over to Japan in the middle of June after completing a string of dates in Eastern Canada. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

Earlier this year, Beneath the Massacre released the band's first full-length since 2008, “Incongruous." Footage from the album's recording sessions can also be viewed at this location.

4/27 Drummondville, Canada - Salle Gaston Mandeville w/ Obey The Brave
4/28 Rimouski, QC - Bar Le Cactus w/Obey The Brave
5/11 Toronto, Canada - The Rockpile
5/12 Niagara, Canada - Niagara Metal Fest
5/13 Hamilton, Canada - the Underground
6/1 St.Hyachinthe, QC - Bar Le Trash
6/12 Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro #
6/13 Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro #
6/14 Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro #
# w/Obscura

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Everything Went Black Announces Spring Tour

The St. Louis metallic hardcore act Everything Went Black is excited to announce an upcoming spring tour with fellow hardcore act Ringworm, which starts in Chicago on May 29th and ends June 8th in Ohio. The band will be supporting "Cycles of Light," released earlier this year on CD, LP and MP3.

Lead singer Brandon Hoffman stated, “'Cycles of Light' came out back in January, and since then we have been trying to keep busy on the road and writing another record. Going out with Ringworm is an honor for us; we have been following them for years and years.”

Everything Went Black also has several high-profile shows coming up before and after the Ringworm dates, including an appearance at the Sound & Fury festival in Santa Barbara in June. The complete list of dates is as follows: More...

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Interview

Interview With King Buzzo Of The Melvins

The Melvins are the longest running band of their kind, which is probably because they are the only band of their kind. Since the early 1980s, Melvins has been influencing metalheads with their heavy riffs and intriguing the avant-garde with jazzier sections and not one, but two very talented drummers. It's difficult to put them in any one genre, and their collective sense of humor likes it that way. I was able to talk to vocalist King Buzzo, his friend and artist Brian Wallsby, and drummer Dale Crover about their albums, the Melvins Lite, and other strange stuff. You can watch the interview below. More...

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Behexen Signs With Debemur Morti Productions

Debemur Morti Productions has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Behexen:

"DMP proudly announce their unholy alliance with Finnish devotees Behexen. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to My Soul For His Glory was recently recorded and nine curses are now in expert hands for mixing and mastering, while the front cover is being painted by K. Lehto from Crimson Wine. CD and vinyl layouts will be completed by Babalon Graphics. If all goes according to plan, the album will be out at the end of September."

Behexen also previously commented:

"Behexen have closed themselves in the studio, and are recording their 4th album!!! The yet unnamed album will be mixed in June 2012, after which the record will be released as soon as possible.

"Hereby we can reveal that we have been signed to french label Debemur Morti, which will release the forthcoming full-length album worldwide.

"We want to raise a bloodfilled skullchalice for the new era of Behexen. May it be darker than ever and may it spread the word of our dark Gods wider. Hail Satan! Hail Lilith!"

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Holy Grail Announces New Tour Dates

The Los Angeles-based, classic metal-inspired quintet Holy Grail doesn't believe in taking breaks! The band, currently on a national tour alongside Dragonforce and Huntress, will head back out on the road to support fellow rockers Valient Thorr just a few weeks after the Dragonforce tour wraps up on May 11th.

The first batch of Valient Thorr dates are below, with more shows still to be announced in the near future.

In recent weeks, Holy Grail has continued to put the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2010’s “Crisis In Utopia” with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom). A fall release is expected.

4/27 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
4/28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
4/29 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre #
5/1 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room #
5/2 Calgary, AB - Republik #
5/4 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre #
5/5 Seattle, WA - El Corazon #
5/6 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater #
5/8 San Francisco, CA - Slim's #
5/10 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour #
5/11 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues (OC) #
5/30 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone%
5/31 Little Rock, AR - Revolution Live%
6/1 Dallas, TX - Double Wide%
6/3 San Antonio, TX - The Korova%
6/5 Tulsa, OK - Downtown Lounge%
6/6 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room %
6/7 St. Louis, MO - Fubar%
# w/ Dragonforce, Huntress
% w/ Valient Thorr

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Scale The Summit Posts Tour Trailer

As previously announced, instrumental adventurists Scale the Summit will soon head out to take on the vast jungles of America shred-by-shred on their upcoming headlining tour “Adventure Metal Across America,” on which they'll be supported by Today I Caught The Plague. In preparation, they have released a new video teaser for the tour, which can be viewed below.

"Adventure Metal Across America," the band’s second headlining tour, will start in Cleveland, Ohio on May 24 and continue until they reach their hometown of Houston, TX on June 20. More...

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Decapitated Releases "Homo Sum" Video

The video for the song "Homo Sum" by Polish death metal band Decapitated is now available for viewing through the player below. Decapitated guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka shares: "Our new video for 'Homo Sum' is totally different than the previous one and really simple, but with the same energy! Check this out!"

Vocalist Rafal "Rasta" Piotrowski adds: "It was great to record this video in Kraków with our good friends. Great atmosphere + good mood + hours of moshing equals COOL VIDEO CLIP! I really like the song. It's a straight-punch-to-the-face, that's why it works in black and white. There are no colorful stories inside, no bullshit - just mosh!!!"

"Homo Sum" comes off the band's 2011 album, "Carnival Is Forever" (reviewed here), which debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. More...

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Sargon Streaming New EP

Sargon has posted the first single and title track off the new EP entitled "The Bitter End." Check out the song in the player available below. You can also hear the rest of the tracks from the release by heading over to the Sargon Bandcamp page. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Bitter End
2. Wretched Affliction
3. Thrash N' Roll

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Mors Principium Est Signs With AFM Records

Finland's Mors Principium Est has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with AFM Records:

"Hi! This is Ville from Mors Principium Est. I am more than happy to announce, that MPE signed a deal with AFM Records for Europe & the US.

"We talked to some other labels too, but AFM seemed the right choice for us. We can't wait to get to the studio in the summer and release the new album at the end of 2012. And then we will see what happens, when the people of AFM starts to work their magic.

"We have been talking with a record label for Japan, Korea and Taiwan release, everything seems OK, but nothing has been signed yet.

"Also have been talking to a record label for Australia release, again everything seems ok, but nothing has been signed yet.

"So, as soon as the contracts have been signed, we will let you know. But now, here’s a statement from AFM Records: 'We’re proud to announce the signing of one of Finland’s finest Melodic Death Metal bands: Mors Principium Est. With their first three albums they left a mark on today’s metal scene and amazed fans and critics alike with their fast-paced and atmospheric mixture. With their new album they want to continue where they left off and even take their unique style to the next level.'"

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Cancer Bats Joining True Defiance Tour

The Cancer Bats are excited to announce that they will be performing on the "True Defiance" tour supporting Demon hunter. "Dead Set On Living," the latest effort from Cancer Bats, is now available worldwide after being released on April 24th in the U.S. via Metal Blade Records. The band is currently touring in Europe until the end of May.

Perpetually enthusiastic Cancer Bats vocalist Liam Cormier adds, "THIS TOUR IS GOING TO CRUSH ALL LIFE! We all can't wait to rip it up with our homies in Bleeding Through and our soon to be homies Demon Hunter! This shit is gonna fuckin rip!" The upcoming Cancer Bats tour dates are as follows:

True Defiance tour w/Demon Hunter, Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats, The Plot In You, Willows
07/26 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
07/27 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
07/29 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
07/30 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
07/31 Dallas, TX The Door
08/01 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
08/03 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
08/04 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
08/05 Boise, ID Knitting Factory More...

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Interview

Interview with Dave Chandler of Saint Vitus

Dave Chandler has had thirty years to jump on band wagons to keep Saint Vitus relevant in the eyes of the ever-changing metal consumer. Being trendy and selling out was never part of the plan, though. He hates it when a band puts out a reunion disc that doesn’t live up to its namesake. “Lillie: F-65,” their first full-length in seventeen years, shows the band’s guitarist and mastermind still being guided by Black Sabbath’s hand of doom.

Not only has Chandler returned to the apocalyptic tri-chords and noisy guitar effects that characterize his cerebral style, he has rekindled a working relationship with vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich. Wino last played on the group’s 1990 effort “V,” and has since become one of the most prolific and traveled vocalists and guitarists in stoner rock and doom metal, playing with groups such as Shrinebuilder, The Hidden Hand, Place of Skulls, Spirit Caravan, Premonition 13, Probot and many others.

At the time of the interview, Wino was in Amsterdam at the Roadburn Festival preparing for a special show with “The Church Within” lineup of The Obsessed. Roadburn was to hold a special CD listening party for “Lillie: F-65.” Said album may prove to be the best seller of the band's career. As seen by many other groups, the absence of Saint Vitus has led to greater interest. Doom metal also seems a hot commodity these days. It is the perfect time for a band like Saint Vitus to reform. More...

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Burning Love Streaming New Song

Following an official signing with Southern Lord, Ontario's Burning Love has now revealed details on an upcoming release. The band’s second LP, "Rotten Thing To Say" was recorded by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studio and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. "Rotten Thing To Say" has been confirmed for an official North American street date of June 19th via CD, LP and digital download.

Today Alternative Press Magazine is hosting the world’s virgin listen to "Rotten Thing To Say" by streaming the album’s seventh track, “Hateful Comforts.” Click here to check out the track. The following press release was also issued:

"Formed by several members of previous act Our Father and vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Left For Dead, the Swarm), Burning Love’s output is detached from comparisons to the members’ previous acts. A filthy rock ‘n roll-fed concoction of deafening punk/hardcore propelled by beastly riffs and Colohan’s raging, caustic vocals, counterbalanced by occasional melodious grooves run the show here.

"Burning Love is on the road now, headlining multiple dates throughout the Northeast, and continue to book more dates as the album draws near. Following another slew of headlining dates in early June, the band have been confirmed as one of the four main acts for this Summer’s massive Southern Lord package tour, where Burning Love will tackle the US for three weeks alongside labelmates Martyrdod, Enabler and tour headliners Black Breath, with special guests Poison Idea, Noothrush, Pelican, Power Trip, Wild//Tribe, Dead in the Dirt, The Secret and more joining the mayhem on select dates." More...

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Purtenance Signs With Xtreem Music

After the 2011 re-issue through Xtreem Music of 1992 debut album "Member of Immortal Damnation," Finnish death metallers Purtenance decided to reform. The band is more motivated than ever and has already inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of a new mini CD as well as upcoming albums, the first of which is expected for 2013.

The new mini CD is already recorded and entitled "Sacrifice the King," featuring 6 songs in the style Purtenance is well known for. The current line-up consists of original members Juha Ranniko (guitars) and Harri Salo (drums) plus new member Ville (bass/vox).

"Sacrifice the King" is expected for release this coming June with a vinyl version coming later, and the band is already working on 12 new songs for a sophomore album. Check out the new song "Demon Gods" in the player below. More...

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A Life Once Lost Checks In From The Studio

Philadelphia, PA’s A Life Once Lost has issued a new update from Planet Red in Richmond, VA on the recording of the band's upcoming full-length release with Season of Mist. Planet Red is owned and operated by producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom).

“We are hustling along here with this album,” states vocalist Bob Meadows. “It’s going to be a beast of a record and fans can expect a little more honesty both musically and lyrically with an amalgamation of the ALOL signature style and some other surprises that have yet to be over played within the metal community. We are making this record because we enjoy the art of making music, not because we have to make a new record. As long as we are happy playing in ALOL, we will continue to grow and take our sound further.”

After only several days in the studio, the band is making quick progress without sacrificing important details. Meadows adds, “Right now we’re halfway done with guitars and bass. I’ve finished vocals for several tracks and we’re looking to finish basic recording and then fine-tune everything for the next few weeks. We’re going to be posting some video updates in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for those.” More...

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Dark Tranquillity Re-Signs With Century Media

Century Media Records has renewed a record deal for the 3rd time with Swedish melodic death metal legends, Dark Tranquillity. This influential band from Gothenburg released a first album on Century Media Records in 1999, and since then has released 6 albums, plus 2 DVDs and a handful of special releases.

Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe comments: "I start to believe in Numerology. 13 years ago, Dark Tranquillitysigned their first contract with Century Media Records. Friday the 13th of April, I met Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin for the Roadburn festival at the lovely 013 venue in Tilburg to receive the signed copies of their 3rd Century Media contract for 3 more albums. The 3 of us had about 13 beers to celebrate it. It's amazing how Dark Tranquillity are able to express their legacy as one of the original godfathers of the melodic death metal/Gothenburg sound without sounding outdated today. They always managed to stick to their roots and develop to new heights at the same time. Looking forward to the next album in 2013. Cheers!"

The band comments: "After such a long history together, we're more confident than ever that Century media is the perfect working partner for Dark Tranquillity. In a climate where a lot of record labels are weighed down by cynicism or have just plain given up in the face of the rapidly changing industry climate, Century media are still enthusiastic and forward thinking and take huge pride in releasing great music that matters. Here's to another 13 years!" More...

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New Metal Songs Hitting The Rock Band Network

It's been awhile since the metal was freely flowing on the Rock Band Network, but this week again sees a variety of new songs added for the headbanging crowd. The following tracks are now available on the Xbox 360 version of the game:

All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Watching" (160 MSP)
Nightrage - "Wrapped in Deceitful Dreams" (160 MSP)
Nightrage - "Wrapped in Deceitful Dreams (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Oklahoma Caddy Shack - "Children of Brodom" (80 MSP)
Oklahoma Caddy Shack - "Children of Brodom (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Within the Ruins - "Controller" (160 MSP)
Within the Ruins - "Controller (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)

PS3 players can also look forward to these songs arriving on Tuesday, May 1st:

All Shall Perish - "Never... Again" ($1.99)
Anarchy Club - "Rise and Shine" ($0.99)

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Kontrust Releases "The Butterly Defect" Video

Right on time for the release of "Second Hand Wonderland" through Napalm Records, pop/metal act Kontrust presents fans with a new video clip to the catchy track "The Butterfly Defect." Check out the video below.

A complete list of upcoming live dates from Kontrust can be found here, or you can check out a trailer for the "Second Hand Wonderland" album at this location.

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Anomia Posts Final Song Online

Hubbardston, MA based metal band Anomia has announced its intention to disband and perform a farewell tour in May. The group has now posted final song "Transitions" online for streaming and free download, which can be found at Bandcamp or in the player available below. Anomia commented:

"The time has come friends... We have been telling you how we wanted to record the last song we are writing as a band, well here it is: TRANSITIONS is here.

"Enjoy and read the lyrics on the band camp page. We'd love to hear your feed back! Tomorrow we will announce the whole set list we will be playing on the farewell tour dates." More...

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Anathema Posts Road Report

Anathema is currently on the road supporting the band's new album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here). Anathema's Dan Cavanagh has now checked in with the following road report from Belgium:

"WEATHER REPORT - ANTWERP

"Spring under a cherry blossom tree in Belgium.. and though the sun be hidden behind light cloud above, it fails not to inspire hope of a better day ahead.

"Welcome to the weather report from the most peaceful spot I've found so far on tour, underneath this cherry blossom tree @Trix, Antwerp. The drifting of cherry blossom leaves upon an April breeze is one of my favourite and most captivating moments in nature. A blessing indeed and an ideal place to have a little picnic and write a report for you good folk.

"Behind the excellent Trix venue lies a peaceful garden, complete with said cherry blossom and what I think are two weeping willows. Regardless of the names of these trees, it's a solace indeed to be here with coffee, fruits and a little bit of spring in the heart. Quieter moments such as these are a tonic from the intensity of some of the live performances, I suppose thanks to one thing, one can appreciate the other.

"The tour is going splendidly well and the album is being received equally well too, thanks to all you good people. We are also very happy with the atmosphere between band and crew and the good work that's being done to make all this happen. More...

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Christian Mistress Streaming "The Edge Of Time"

Christian Mistress unleashed new full-length album "Possession" (reviewed here) on February 28th through Relapse Records. Today SPIN.com is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "The Edge of Time," which is only available on the deluxe iTunes version of "Possession." Get a first listen to "The Edge of Time" at this location.

You can also check out the band's video for their song "Pentagram and Crucifix" here. The video was shot in Christian Mistress' home town of Olympia, WA and was directed by Christine Davis and David Hoejke.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Over & Over
2. Pentagram and Crucifix
3. Conviction
4. The Way Beyond
5. Possession
6. Black to Gold
7. There is Nowhere
8. Haunted Hunted
9. All Abandon

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Phalogore Streaming Promo Video

Colombian grind metal band Phalogore is streaming the promo video for its upcoming release "Sublime World of Chaos," which you can check out below. Phalogore already has the demo album "Child Burner" to its credit, a few tracks from it streaming over on MySpace. Some of those songs will be included on the new album. Phalogore will be appearing at the Grotesque Aberrations Fest 6 in Bogota will nine other Colombian extreme metal bands on April 28th at the Monster Rock Bar.

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Texas Hippie Coalition Posts Studio Footage

Texas Hippie Coalition has posted the third part in a series of behind-the-scenes clip from the creation of the band's third album "Peacemaker" and follow-up to the "Rollin'" release (reviewed here).

In this new clip, available below, Big Dad Ritch lays down some vocals. You can also check out the last studio video clip at this location. The "Peacemaker" album is set for release later this summer.

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Chaosweaver Announces "Doppelgänger" Release Dates

Finnish symphonic black metal band Chaosweaver, who recently signed to Napalm Records announced the release dates for the sophomore LP "Enter The Realm Of The Doppelgänger." The release schedule reads as follows:

June 27, 2012 - FIN/SWE/ESP
June 29, 2012 - GER/AT/CH/BE/NL/LU
July 2, 2012 - rest of EUROPE
July 10, 2012 - USA/CAN

The track listing for "Enter The Realm Of The Doppelgänger" is as follows:

1. A Red Dawn Rises
2. Wings of Chaos
3. Maelstorm of Black Light
4. The Great Cosmic Serpent
5. Infected
6. A Requiem for a Lost Universe
7. Crystal Blue
8. Repulsion
9. Ragnarök Sunset
10. Enter the Realm of the Doppelgänger
11. Satan Klaus ja tuomion tontut (Blood-Red Doom and Death Remix 2011) More...

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Mors Subita Recruits New Drummer

Finnish act Mors Subita has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Mors Subita is glad to announce the addition of a new drummer to our line-up. Welcome Ville Miinala!

"Ville is a very dynamic and diverse drummer and he'll definitely give a fresh and brutal punch to the Mors Subita sound. Check out our new promo photos from our Facebook page to get a glimpse of the handsome fellow."

Mors Subita is:

Antti Haapsamo - Vocals
Mika Lammassaari - Lead Gtr, additional vocals
Mika Junttila - Bass
Tero Piltonen - Rhythm Gtr, additional vocals
Ville Miinala - Drums

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Striker Inks Deal With Napalm Records

Napalm Records has issued the following brief announcement about inking a record deal with Canada's Striker:

"The classic heavy metal band Striker has signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records! The Canadian's new album 'Armed to the Teeth' will be released at the end of July. In addition, the album 'Eyes in the Night' and the 'Road Warrior EP' will be re-released in the same month. Fans of traditional heavy metal may look forward to songs that are made of 100% metal!"

The band added, "The enthusiasm we received right from the get go left no doubt that Napalm will be the perfect label to take us to the next level. We are looking forward to finally releasing the new album and can't wait to hit the road and enjoy a few pints at a venue near you!"

Further details on upcoming activity from Striker will be announced shortly.

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Catheter Streaming New Album

As Denver grind bandits Catheter prepare to attack the planet with their third full-length album, "Southwest Doom Violence," today the savages at Stereokiller.com have posted a stream of the entire seventeen-track assault. Check out the stream at the band's official SK profile page.

"Southwest Doom Violence" is confirmed for release this May 1st, once again via Selfmadegod Records, which released Catheter's :Preamble To Oblivion" and "Dimension 303" albums. The band's first LP since 2005, "Southwest Doom Violence" sees the band commemorating 15 years of brutal 303-style grind. The following press release was also issued:

"The album surges with the band's pissed-off style, wrangling 17 cataclysmic tunes in only twice as many minutes, an immediate adrenaline-booster for fans of classic, ripping grindcore in the tradition of Repulsion, Terrorizer, Phobia, early Napalm Death, with crust and doom metal infiltrating the mix.

"Catheter is currently embarked on tour take their horrifying grind attack to the European fans in support of the new album [view tour info here], with additional stateside live tour actions to be announced in the months ahead." More...

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Chronographs Offering EP As Free Download

Chronographs has made the band's "Outhouse Sessions" EP available online for streaming and as a free download. Check out the release through Bandcamp or in the player below. The "Outhouse Sessions" EP was recorded during the summer of 2010 at Outhouse Studios in Reading and has the following track listing:

1. Tides
2. Dutch Courage
3. Toska (Demo) More...

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Revocation Checks In From Headlining Tour

Revocation is currently embarked on a headlining tour with Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. The band has now teamed up with Metalunderground.com for an exclusive update from the road. Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne had this to say:

"Hello again RevoNation! Phil here once again, burning up the highway on yet another tour. I’ve had a great time writing blogs over the last few tours, but this one is special, because it’s our first headlining tour! We have been waiting to do this for a long time, and we couldn’t be more stoked to have Cannabis Corpse, and our bff’s in Ramming Speed along with us for support. So far, it’s been a fucking blast!

"Our first show was in our hometown, Boston. We always have a great time in Boston, because there are so many old friends to catch up with over beers, some of which I haven’t seen in years!

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Monument Streaming New Track

U.K. traditional metal act Monument, featuring ex-White Wizzard vocalist Peter Ellis, released its debut single "Fatal Attack" as a digital release through Trancend Music. The track is now available through iTunes. Monument will also be releasing a debut EP entitled "Rock the Night" this year.

The band recently posted a lyric video for the track, which can be seen here:

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The Rockstar Ramblings: H.E.A.T.

Swedish rockers H.E.A.T. have released a video for “Living on the Run” from their album titled ‘Address the Nation.’ As with most rock bands from Sweden, H.E.A.T. have a sound that may be referred to as “1986.” Yes, love it or hate it…let’s take a trip back to 1986! More...

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