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Metal News for April 6, 2015

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Two Wormreich Members Perish In Crash

Early today news broke that Wormreich and Khaotika had been in a van crash resulting in several fatalities. Moribund Records has now issued the following statement about two member of Wormreich passing away due to injuries from the crash:

"It is with heavy hearts that the staff of Moribund Records confirms that two members of Moribund recording artists Wormreich have been killed in a van crash early this morning while on tour, and one member remains in critical condition. Wormreich were in the midst of a North American tour with comrades Kult ov Azazel and Khaotika, driving southbound along I-85 in northeast Georgia when the driver of the 15-passenger van apparently fell asleep and the van veered off the highway, striking a tree on the passenger side.

"In the wreck, Wormreich guitarist Ian Andrew McKinney (AKA Nazgul Vathran) and bassist Paul Truesdell were killed, while drummer Christopher P. Pezzano (AKA Profana) was seriously injured and remains in critical condition, requiring surgery.

"Wormreich released 'Wormcult Revelations' last year on Moribund Records. The entire staff of Moribund sends their deepest and most sincere condolences to the families of Wormreich as well as those of Kult ov Azazel and Khaotika."

A Facebook statement from Wormreich founder / vocalist / guitarist Christopher Earl Pyle (AKA Vulk) reads as follows:

"This morning I lost my brother and best friend, along with two awesome people that I was lucky to have even known for a short while. Two of my other brothers remain in critical condition. Somehow I was spared with only superficial wounds and a dislocated shoulder. This is not the end of Wormreich. It's always been my vision, but more importantly, it is for those whom I have lost today that it MUST continue. Please send healing energy to the members of Wormreich, Khaotika, and their families. Ave." More...

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The Sixxis Announces Album, Tour Dates

Atlanta's The Sixxis is pleased to announce an upcoming U.S. tour with industrial metal legends Ministry this April, May, and June.

The tour kicks off on April 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and ends in Edmonton, AB on June 15th. See below for a full listing of tour dates.

The Sixxis is also set to digitally release a new album titled "Hollow Shrine" via Glassville Records on May 1st, 2015. The album was produced by three-time Grammy winning producer David Bottrill at Goodwood Sound Studios and can be pre-ordered at this location.

“The unity that music offers us is a testament to its power,” frontman and guitarist Vladdy Iakhakov explains. “Again, coming from different lifestyles, cultures, races and religious affiliations, music is the one thing that helps unify all these experiences together and present them to our listeners as a unique blend. At our live shows, our fans really do get a first-hand glimpse of who we are as individuals, and how we blend as a cohesive unit.” More...

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Battlecross Comments On Upcoming Shows

The Motor City thrashers from Battlecross have announced that they will join Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer of Doom Tour, with the devastation beginning May 28th and ending July 3rd in Crowbar's home state of Louisiana. Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala comments:

"I am beyond excited to tour with one of my favorite bands, Crowbar. Ever since I heard Odd Fellows Rest, I've been a fan. Kirk Windstein is such a monster guitar player. His riffs are inspiring. It's an honor to be able to hit the road with these guys and I'm thankful and excited for the opportunity. We're excited to get back out there, especially Western Canada (it's been too long!) See you all soon!"

The Summer of Doom is the first tour for Battlecross since finishing the production of a third Metal Blade release, produced by Mark Lewis and engineered by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios. The tour also puts an end to the band's search for a permanent drummer, announcing that the Bay Area's Alex Bent will sit behind the kit. Catch the band live: More...

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Khaos Dei Releasing Album

Khaos Dei began in the South of France at the end of 2013 around a bottle of whiskey shared between Patrick “Nacht” and Fabrice “Kha-Lash.” Now the band will release "Tell Them Lucifer Was Here" via Osmose Productions on April 30th, 2015. The track listing is as follows:

1. Une Descente
2. Dans l'enfer plombant
3. Puis le vide
4. Et l'Univers
5. L'Oeil
6. Mort naissance
7. Tout en bas
8. Le Chant des Marais
9. L'office du Divin
10. Anéanti More...

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Lelahell Posts New Video

The Algerian death metal machine Lelahell just released a video for the song "Kalimet Esiir," taken from the album "Al Insane...The (Re)Birth of Abderrahmane," which can be seen below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Mazaghran (Intro) 00:19
2. Al Intissar 05:11
3. Voices Revealed 04:00
4. Kalimet Essir 05:00
5. Hypnose 05:43
6. Imzad 00:48
7. Am I in Hell? 04:45
8. Hillal 05:27
9. Black Hands 04:48
10. Mizmar 04:58

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King Giant Releasing "Black Ocean Waves"

Celebrating its tenth year as a band in 2015, Northern Virginia-based King Giant has completed a thundering third LP, "Black Ocean Waves," which is set for release this Spring.

Today the band unveils full album details alongside a video trailer of the recording process at Magpie Cage Studios with J. Robbins.

"Black Ocean Waves" features forty-five minutes of bold, ominous, organic, and accessible material recorded in July 2014 at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, Maryland and engineered by Jawbox architect, J. Robbins (Clutch, The Sword, Wino) who later mixed the album. Robbins also performed Hammond organ on the track, "Blood Of The Lamb," and background vocals on "Trail Of Thorns."

Due out in June, the 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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Kings Destroy Posts "Mr. O"

New York City's stoner/doom rock dealers from Kings Destroy have revealed another new hymn from their impending self-titled, full-length set for release via War Crime Recordings this May. Check out "Mr. O" in the player provided below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net.

The follow-up to last year's "A Time Of Hunting" long player was produced and mixed by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) at Studio G in Brooklyn, New York and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room in Chicago, Illinois. The previously released track "W2" can also be heard at this location. More...

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Depths Of Hatred Announces Tour Dates

Depths Of Hatred is set to embark through a western Canadian tour this Summer with support from My Home The Catacombs and Continent. The dates are as follows:

w/ My Home The Catacombs
5/27 - Winnipeg, MB @ Ellice Cafe
5/29 - Brandon, MB @ North Hill Inn
5/30 - Saskatoon, SK @ Mazzfest
5/31 - Edmonton, AB @ Rendezvous Pub
6/2 - Red Deer, AB @ Slumland Theatre
6/3 - Medicine Hat, AB @ Kiniplex Social Room
6/4 - Calgary, AB @ Golden Age Club
6/6 - Victoria, BC @ Logan's Pub
6/7 - Vancouver, BC @ Astorino's
6/9 - Airdrie, AB @ Nose Creek
6/11 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
6/12 - Sudbury, ON @ Verve
6/13 - Newmarket, ON @ Good Times Cafe

w/ Continent
6/15 - Windsor, ON @ Dominion House
6/16 - Hamilton, ON @ Doors Pub
6/17 - Toronto, ON @ D-Beatstro
6/18 - Oshawa, ON @ The Atria
6/19 - Belleville, ON @ Belle Pub
6/20 - Ottawa, ON @ Montgomery Legion*

*Continent Only More...

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New Spinal Tap DLC For Rocksmith 2014

Rocksmith 2014 Edition - Spinal Tap DLC

You can now learn to play five hits by the legendary mockumentary heavy metal band Spinal Tap. “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight,” “Stonehenge,” “Sex Farm,” “Gimme Some Money,” and “Big Bottom” by Spinal Tap are available as downloadable content on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. The tunings and arrangements are as follows:

“Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight" – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Stonehenge” – E Standard - Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Sex Farm” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Gimme Some Money” – E Standard - Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Big Bottom” – E Standard - Lead/Rhythm/Bass/Alt Bass

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Noora Louhimo Guesting On Somehow Jo! Album

Battle Beast's lead singer Noora Louhimo is featured on Finnish alternative band Somehow Jo's "Satans Of Swing" track, which is the title track off the album of the same name due to drop on April 30th.

A video clip for the track is now available below, and Noora Louhimo also comments: "I gotta say that the recording sessions with Somehow Jo was one of the highlights of my life and I enjoyed working with them enormously. Above it all, the song 'Satans of Swing' kicks ass and so do the guys of the band! Love you Somehow Jo! Keep on rocking!" More...

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Venomous Maximus Comes "Through The Black"

Houston heavy metal band Venomous Maximus will release new album, "Firewalker," on May 19th via Shadow Kingdom Records.

The album was recorded at the Diamond Factory in Austin, TX with engineer Travis Bonner (Ancient VVisdom) and then mastered by Paul Logus (Satyricon, Clutch, Anthrax). Today, Invisible Oranges premieres the new song "Through the Black," which can be heard below.

"One thing that underground music has been missing for the last 10 years is danger," says Venomous Maximus vocalist / guitarist Gregg Higgins. "Making this record almost killed us and pissed a lot of people off in the making, but chaos and drama make good art."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. White Rose
3. Through the Black
4. Dark Waves
5. October 14
6. Firewalker Theme
7. Angel Heart
8. My Machine
9. Fire in the Night
10. Take On the Grave More...

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Solstafir Adds More U.S. Shows

Solstafir has added new dates to the band's previously announced North American tour. Shows were just adding shows to Elko NV, Portland OR, and Mesa, AZ.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below, with Solstafir touring in support of latest full-length album "Otta" (reviewed here). More...

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Bleak Releasing New Album

New York outfit Bleak will be releasing a debut full-length album this Summer on Hex Records. The members, all mainstays of the hardcore / metal / punk scene in Syracruse, have been crushing eardrums in various other bands before coming together to form Bleak two years ago. Since that time they have released a couple demos, splits, and an EP while touring consistently throughout the East Coast and Midwest.

The album will be recorded this month at Watchmen Studios in Buffalo, NY with Doug White at the helm. The record will be out this Summer and will be followed by a split with fellow Syracuse grind unit Dialysis, also to be released on Hex Records. You can hear the band's previous self-titled EP release below, or catch Bleak live on these dates: More...

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Inacave Streaming "Frame The Memory"

Inacave is gearing up to drop a new full-length album at the end of the month (April 28th) produced by Daniel Bergstrand.

Today you can also hear the "Frame the Memory" single online via the SoundCloud player below. Inacave consists of:

Daniel Lønberg (Vocals)
Mikkel Elbo (Bass)
Christian von Egegaard (Guitar)
Daniel Knaap (Guitar)
Sebastian Stendal (Drums) More...

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Destrage Posts Tour Documentary

Destrage has launched a brand new tour documentary series online through YouTube. The band had cameras rolling during a European tour with Protest the Hero last Fall and during headlining Japanese dates in February.

Guitarist Matteo Di Gioia comments: "After the past documentaries we received offers from filmakers to travel with us and produce nicely crafted material, but we chose to go DIY once again, avoiding fancy camera movements and long set ups. The result is a honest, dirty, homemade mashup of footage that really shows the way our days passed by. There was no need to plan anything, everything was there, we just clicked Rec and had fun."

Watch the first episode of "Mammamia" below. There are ten episodes in total, with new episodes going live each day Monday - Friday for the next two weeks.

08/06-09 Derbyshire, GB Bloodstock Festival
10/02 Cologne, DE Euroblast Festival More...

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The Great Discord Announces "Duende" Release

The Great Discord is set to release debut album "Duende" in June via Metal Blade Records. The label had this to say:

"Sweden has been a fertile ground for metal of all varieties for multiple decades, and there appears to be no sign that this will change anytime soon. The variety and quality of bands is staggering, and Metal Blade Records is prepared to help add The Great Discord to the list of one of Sweden's finest new groups.

"The band's cornerstone is with the enigmatic vocals of Fia Kempe. Her tone and delivery is immensely emotive and is augmented by a band whose sound is impossible to describe. It's technical, heavy, and yet not so much to overwhelm those not anointed in metal. What's important is that The Great Discord offer a truly unique twist on both metal, and what is to be expected from a female-fronted band."

The "Duende" will be available worldwide on Metal Blade Records on June 2nd in North America, June 1st in the UK / Europe, and May 29th in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Listen to "Eigengrau" below. More...

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Hecate Dives Into "Oceans Ov Hell"

Egyptian black / death metal band Hecate just released a new single entitled "Oceans Ov Hell," taken from the group's forthcoming second full-length "In Nomine Artem Blackium."

The impending album will drop via Sleaszy Rider Records later in 2015. Stay tuned for full details, and in the mean time take a dip in the "Oceans Ov Hell" below. More...

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Matheus Manente Posts "Kinectic Disturbances" Clip

Brazilian musician Matheus Manente just released a playthrough music video for "Kinectic Disturbances," taken off the "Illusions Dimension" album. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Illusions Dimension 02:34
2. Kinetic Disturbances 07:53
3. The Shapley-Curtis Debate 05:22
4. Inner Peace 05:28
5. Symmetry of Evil 09:36
6. Market Garden 06:34
7. Castaway 04:59
8. The Seventh of Nights 01:51
9. Pamukkale 05:10
10. Virtual Destruction 07:46
11. The Burial of the Count of Orgaz 01:42
12. Brihadeeswarar Temple 08:29
13. Dreams and Memories 07:49 More...

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Ribozyme Out With New Single

Bergen-based Ribozyme will release another groovy rock album in May via Indie Recordings, and the first single is out now.

Check out "Timely Reminder" from the coming album "Grinding Tune" at Spotify here, or you can pick up a digital copy of your own at this location.

Ribozyme comments on the single: “We have basically ran out of fucks to give. If the verse needs a disco beat, we’ll do a disco beat.” More...

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Burial Vault Releasing New Album

Following Burial Vault's previous albums “Ekpyrosis (Periodic Destruction)” (2012) and “Incendium” (2013) released via Apostasy Records, the label is proud to announce upcoming new album "Unity In Pluralism." Apostasy also comments:

"The band's hybrid of death metal, melody and atmosphere is brought to a new level on this newest outcome which will be released on the 1st of June 2015 in the UK and the rest of Europe and the 7th of July 2015 in North America.

"The artwork was done by Costin Chioreanu (Arch Enemy, At The Gates) and picks up the title-aspect 'Unity In Pluralism.' On two illustrations (the first one is unveiled today) he separated the two terms within the title into an extensive and surrealistic painting ('pluralism') and a simple binder to symbolize 'unity.'

"At last producer Victor Santura (Dark Fortress, Tryptikon, Obscura) worked out the perfect sound for all the influences within the music and created an enormous depth by this. Soon, we’ll have more news regarding Burial Vault for you!" More...

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Maid Myriad Preparing For U.S. Invasion

Akron, Ohio's Maid Myriad will take some wildly infectious progressive/melodic post-hardcore tunes to American audiences everywhere on an extensive tour starting this Thursday, April 9th, with a kickoff solo show in Cleveland.

Directly following the solo one-off, the trio will sync up with progressive/instrumental metal trio, The Fine Constant, in Erie, Pennsylvania, beginning The Woven In Haste Tour 2015. The massive forty-one city, co-headlining run will encircle the entire country in a clockwise course for six weeks, with the final show taking place May 23rd, in Maid Myriad's hometown.

See the band live supporting the "With Haste On Its Breath" debut album, released through the partially band-owned Nefarious Industries in October 2014, on these dates: More...

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Dunderbeist Releases Lyric Video

Dunderbeist just unleashed a lyric video for first single "Skaubror” following the release of newest album “Hyklere.” Check it out below. Indie Recordings also comments:

"The video was shot in the thick and beautiful forests of inner Norway – the home of Dunderbeist. If you are a fan of forward-thinking, dangerously catchy and surprisingly heavy hard-rock in combination with beautiful woodland imagery, this will hit your solar plexus with the power of a thousand suns!"

The "Hyklere" track listing is as follows:

1. Skaubror
2. Gryta
3. Punktum Mortale
4. Groms
5. Langsint (og tresk)
6. Sjøldestruksjon pkt.1
7. Slagord
8. Spaan
9. Ti tusen timer
10. Vardøgger (Det var jo da) More...

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Darius Streaming "Grain" Album

Heavy riff-driven, post-rock Swiss outfit Darius is gearing up to release debut album "Grain" on April 10th via Hummus Records. Today you can stream all the songs below, or download a digital copy of the album on a name-your-price basis at Bandcamp here. The album's track listing is:

1. Apache Assault
2. Samantha
3. Okkotemasu
4. Quasar
5. Pazer am Gesicht
6. Sane
7. Rør
8. Spårm
9. Used More...

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FS Projekt Posts Middle Earth Tribute Track

Russian heavy metal band FS Projekt has released a new single online titled "Elfiyskiy Marsh" ("The Elven March").

The song is dedicated to the third and final installment of Peter Jackson’s "The Hobbit" trilogy. It is also a tribute to all those who left their hearts in Middle Earth forever. Give it a listen below.

FS Projekt is the result of the creative effort and cooperation of mastermind Efes Efesov with Russian musician Oleg Mishin. More...

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Reincarnation Posts Re-Issue Online

Reincarnation is now streaming the re-issue of "Void + Seed of Hate," containing the '97 and '95 albums of the same names, in addition to one unreleased track from '98 and four live songs from Repulsive Fest. The track listing is as follows:

1. Fucking Race
2. Anthems of Hatred
3. Void
4. Subhuman Level
5. Drowned in Blood
6. Weed For Everybody
7. The Horror Within
8. Anger
9. Diabolic Marijuana
"Promo '98" (Demo)
10. Hell Over Hell
"Seed of Hate" (MCD '95)
11. Seed of Hate
12. The Way of All Flesh
13. Devoted to Cannabis
14. Vomit the Innocence
"Live at Repulsive Fest. '98"
15. Void
16. Subhuman Level
17. Fucking Race
18. Into the Void More...

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Human Decay Signs Record Deal

Italian death / thrash outfit Human Decay just inked a deal with Sliptrick Records and is gearing up to release the "Cleptocrazia" album at the beginning of May. The label comments:

"Human Decay features founding member Francesco Belloni, skilled songwriter following the path of Chuck Schuldiner, talented axeman Jean Edifizi (formerly of Silent Agony), pounding drummer Mattia Mornelli, and raging Michele Giromini on bass.

"Coming along with ‘Cleptocrazia’ (produced in September 2014 shortly after the debut EP ‘Figlio di Dio’ released by Human Decay in 2014) is the ‘Tzar’ video available now on Youtube." More...

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Headline News

Wormreich, Khaotika In Fatal Van Crash

Update: Moribund Records has confirmed that Wormreich guitarist Ian Andrew McKinney (Nazgul Vathran) and bassist Paul Truesdell both passed away due to injuries from the crash. The remaining fatalities have not yet been identified.

AJC.com is reporting that three people died in a van crash carrying members of Wormreich and Khaotika. The report reads:

Three people died Monday when a van carrying members of two heavy metal bands wrecked in northeast Georgia, authorities said.

Authorities were on the scene of a multiple fatality, multiple injury crash on southbound I-85 early Monday.

The wreck happened about 7 a.m. on I-85 southbound near Maysville Road in Jackson County, about 65 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Members of the Atlanta-based band, Khaotika, and the Huntsville, Ala.-based band, Wormreich, were in the van.

Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Scott Smith said the driver of the 15-passenger van “apparently fell asleep and allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway, at which time the vehicle struck a tree on the passenger side.”

At this time the names of the fatalities have not been revealed. We'll update this story as more information becomes available. More...

Read the full article at AJC.com.

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Monolord Streaming "Died A Million Times"

Monolord, the Swedish trio Decibel Magazine described as “doom, stoner and sludge, all mixed up and not entirely devoted to any genre,” return with "Vænir" on April 28th through RidingEasy Records.

The song “Died A Million Times” is streaming now in the player below, courtesy of ConsequenceOfSound.net. The "Vænir" track listing is as follows:

1. Cursing The One
2. We Will Burn
3. Nuclear Death
4. Died a Million Times
5. The Cosmic Silence
6. Vænir

Monolord will play this year’s Roadburn Festival and also has a handful of European tour dates confirmed:

April 9 Tilburn, Netherlands Roadburn Festival
April 10 Berlin, Germany Crystal
July 10 Milan, Italy Lo Fi
July 11 Nikolsdorf, Austria Stock and Stone Fest
August 14 Ieper, Belgium Ieper Hardcore Fest More...

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Shrine Of The Serpent Streaming EP

Shrine Of The Serpent will release a self-titled, three-track EP tomorrow via Materia Prima Records. You can now stream all the songs below, and the label also comments:

"The best doom creates an indefinable feeling of dread and a sinking feeling like no other. It may be shrouded in epic atmosphere or dressed up with lighter instrumentation, but the conclusion is a foregone one: man's ultimate demise. And if it is deathly doom akin to the style played by Portland's Shrine Of The Serpent the end comes a bit quicker.

"'Shrine Of The Serpent' is filled with creepy, buzzing riffs and Todd Janeczek's gut-wrenching gutturals, the songs are significantly enhanced with a dark atmosphere that send shivers, chills, and dreadful feelings through the listeners body just the way it is supposed to be. An impressive debut 30 minute EP from a band that understands the sonic conveyance of mental anguish."

The track listing is:

1. 9 Gates of Shadow
2. King in Red
3. Gods of Blight More...

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Vesperia Announces New Tour Dates

Vesperia is proud to announce the band will be hitting the road this June for dates in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in addition to previously announced Ontario shows in April and May, which includes a support date for Septicflesh, Moonspell and Death Stars in Toronto on May 13th.

Vocalist / bassist Morgan Rider comments: "We are incredibly excited to finally hit the road again and for the first time play some dates in the Maritimes of our lovely homeland of Canada! These shows have been a long time coming as we have had many fans emailing us to play over the years and in some cases - driving to Ontario or Quebec to catch a show. June cannot come quick enough!"

Vesperia is also prepping a new EP for release titled "The Iron Tempest." Helming the engineering side of the effort will be Ryan Bovaird (frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow's Die). The artwork below was created by none other than Vesperia's frontman Morgan Rider at his own White North Studio. More...

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Randy Blythe Announces Photo Exhibition

Randy Blythe is pleased to announce his upcoming photography exhibition, "D Randall Blythe: Show Me What You’re Made Of," taking place from May 2nd – June 30th, 2015 at Sacred Gallery NYC. The opening reception will take place on May 2nd from 8 - 11pm.

Sacred Gallery NYC is located in Manhattan's SoHo District at 424 Broadway on the northeast corner of Broadway and Canal.

In addition to his work with Lamb of God, Randy Blythe is also the author of the forthcoming memoir "Dark Days" (to be published July 2015 by Perseus/Da Capo books in the USA, and Random House in the UK and associated territories).

“I've been lucky enough to travel literally around the world several times for my job, and for the last few years I have carried a camera with me everywhere I go,” states Blythe. “Show Me What You're Made Of will showcase fine art prints of what I consider to be some of the most striking images that I have collected, both at home and during my travels. The body of work is quite diverse, and in an attempt to highlight that diversity, all the photos will be shown in custom made frames made of reclaimed wood, adding to the individuality of each piece. The frames are made by my friend, Richmond, VA musician Greta Brinkman (former bassist for Moby, The Deborah Harry Band, White Cross, and currently with RVA doom merchants Drug Lord). I am especially pleased to have my first exhibit at Sacred Arts, a gallery with such a solid connection to my community- the underground music and arts scene. I hope to see as many of you as possible at the opening, so come on out, check out some photography, and be sure to say hi to me and Greta!” More...

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Nightbringer Gearing Up For Festivals

Underground black metal cult Nightbringer just announced a string of forthcoming festival appearances in Europe and North America throughout 2015.

The band confirmed performances for Germany's Kings of Black Metal Festival, Portugal's Barroselas Metalfest, New York City's Martyrdoom Festival, and Belgium's Nidrosian Black Mass. Kicking off these performances, Nightbringer will perform a rare headlining set in Belgium this month.

Nightbringer is touring in support of recently-released new album, "Ego Dominus Tuus," available for streaming below.

April 24 Roeselare, BE @ Zaal Dizie w/Corpus Christii The Stone
April 25 Alsfeld, DE @ Stadthalle
May 2 Barroselas, PT @ Barroselas Metal Fest
November 7 Brooklyn, NY @ Martyrdoom Festival
December 4 Brussels, BE @ Nidrosian Black Mass V More...

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Carnivora Posts "Pessimist's Tongue" Clip

Boston thrash outfit Carnivora has teamed up with Metal Insider to premiere the lyric video for new song "Pessimist's Tongue."

The track is an intense preview of what listeners can expect from the band's upcoming EP "The Vision." Vocalist M. Scott Lentine had the following to say about the song:

"Pessimist's Tongue is about how words can be used as a powerful and manipulative weapon. This song and the overall lyrical approach on the EP relate to some of my own personal struggles."

You can also stream or download the track "Pessimist's Tongue" by heading over to Bandcamp here. More...

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Lancer Streaming Full Album

Swedish heavy metal quintet Lancer has teamed up with Decibel Magazine's 'Deciblog' to stream the band's impending sophomore album, "Second Storm" in full. Check it out below before the album drops April 10th via Despotz Records.

"Second Storm" can be pre-ordered online at this location. Lancer's Despotz Records debut was recorded at Leon Music Studios with producer Gustav Ydenius (Enforcer, Sister Sin).

Artwork comes courtesy of Dimitar Nikolov (who has previously made artwork for Steelwing and Katana). Vocalist Isak Stenvall tells Decibel:

"We're very proud to finally launch the 'Second Storm.' Right now I'm on a train on my way to Karlstad, Sweden for the final rehearsals before our release shows. When I listen to our new album, I become more and more convinced that our music will fill a gap in the heavy metal market. This is an honest and cheerful version of the music that we love.

"Our passion and hunger for music shines throughout every minute of this album. An album filled with soaring vocal melodies, thundering drums, splendid guitar work and pounding bass. The production takes this '80s inspired metal songs into 2015 without losing the grip of the traditional heavy metal sound.

"Our main goal has always been to carry the legacy of the British and German '80's heavy metal era. That's what you will get when you listen to 'Second Storm.' Riffs and song structures from Britain combined with the melodies and speed from Germany, performed by five metal heads from Sweden. Hold on tight, the storm has arrived!" More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Premieres New Track

IWrestledABearOnce today premieres a new track titled "Erase It All" taken from new album "Hail Mary."

The song features guest vocals from Suicide Silence vocalist Eddie Hermida. "Hail Mary" is set to drop on June 16 via Artery Recordings.

Check out now "Erase It All" below.

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Divine Ascension Releases Music Video

Divine Ascension just released a video clip for the title track off latest album "Liberator," which can be seen below.

You can also stream the full album or pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here. The full track listing is as follows:

01. Dawn Brings No Mercy
02. Stronger
03. Liberator
04. My Contender Lies
05. Sorrow's Sacrifice
06. Crystal Tears
07. Machine
08. Red Sky
09. The Final Stand
10. Hideaway
11. Memoria's Longing More...

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