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Metal News for May 1, 2013

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Dead Slut Streaming New Single

Russia's Dead Slut has posted the new single "Eyeless World" online, which can be heard in the YouTube player below. For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here.

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Dragged Into Sunlight Announces New Shows

U.K. extreme metal act Dragged Into Sunlight has just been announced to play at this year's Incubate Festival in Tilburg, NL this September alongside acts including Immortal, Mayhem, Brutal Truth, Neige Morte and more. The appearance will follow the band’s recently announced U.K. tour with Bossk throughout May in support of the 2012 release, “Widowmaker."

Furthermore, Dragged Into Sunlight has announced the band will be hosting a Reddit AMA - “Ask Me Anything” chat on May 7th at 7:00 pm GMT (12 pm Pacific/ 3 pm Eastern).

5/24 Dublin, UK – The Pint
5/25 London, UK – Birthdays #
5/26 Manchester, UK – Alter Ego #
5/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio #
5/28 Leeds, UK – The Library #
8/30 Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
9/2 Tilburg, NL – Incubate Festival @ 013
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Ramming Speed Posts New Track Online

A lyric video for “Grinding Dissent,” a new song by Boston thrashers Ramming Speed, can be seen below.

“Grinding Dissent” is a track from Ramming Speed’s Kurt Ballou-tracked Prosthetic debut, “Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die,” due out June 25 on CD, LP, cassette and digital download. The band commented on the track:

"Grinding Dissent is largely about America’s facade of righteousness and freedom. A government that is ‘for the people’ may or may not have originally been the goal, but in this day and age, it’s obvious that protest and free speech aren’t welcome. Our police departments have military-grade weapons turned on civilians to keep us quiet while politicians smile and shake hands behind closed doors. Musically. the song starts off with punishing D-beat and ends with Ferrari-sized, Piña Colada-chugging twin guitar riffage! Put this shit on 11, crack a beer and scream at the sun.”

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Cobalt Announces New Tour Dates

Profound Lore Records has checked in with the following announcement about new Cobalt tour dates:

"It’s been a really long time coming, but Coblat is finally going to be playing the first official live shows beginning at this year’s Maryland Deathfest where the band will be playing the opening Thursday, May 23rd evening and will go on right before the mighty Bolt Thrower (Evoken and Pallbearer also playing that day too). After MDF, Cobalt will continue on a small trek beginning on May 27th and bringing the destruction with the depraved band Lord Mantis."

The dates are as follows:

05/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest*
05/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
05/28 – Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile
05/29 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
05/30 – Philedelphia, PA @ Mill Creek Tavern
05/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
06/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
06/02 – Boston, MA @ Cambridge Elk Lodge
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Altaar Posts Øya Festival Footage

Altaar performed a show at the Øya Festival back in 2010 and now you can watch the entire performance in all its glory through the player below. Altaar also released a new self-titled album back in February via Indie Recordings. The album is available via iTunes here. More...

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Clutch Kicks Off Second Leg Of North American Tour

In support of new album "Earth Rocker," Maryland rockers Clutch are set to kick off the second leg of their North American Tour tonight in Richmond, VA. The tour is set to run through May 26th in San Antonio, TX. Support on this run comes from The Sword and Lionize.

As the tour begins, Clutch is being featured on the cover of this week's Aquarian Weekly, which is available for free in New York and across the Tri-State Area. In addition to headlining shows, Clutch will also be appearing on select festivals in North America including Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and the Bud Light River City Rockfest.

Following the North American dates, Clutch will head over to Europe for a headlining run and festival appearances. A complete list of all dates can be found below. More...

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Pig Destroyer Streaming Flexi Track

Pig Destroyer recently took part in the Decibel Magazine 100th Issue Anniversary Show. At this show, a limited edition flexi was given to all fans attending the event. The Flexi features three exclusive live Pig Destroyer songs.

Although the Flexi cannot be purchased, Decibel Magazine is giving fans the opportunity to check out the tracks online. Check out the stream right here.

Pig Destroyer will also be heading over to Europe for select headline and festival dates. A complete list can be found below. Pig Destroyer released fifth studio album "Book Burner" this past October on Relapse Records.

5/3: Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom
5/4: Tilburg, Holland @ Neurotic Death Fest
5/23-5/26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest XI
6/22: Essen, Germany @ Turock (with Misery Index)
6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest
8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad's Lake Water Park)
9/5 - 9/7: Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Sleep, Kurt Vile

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Autism Releases New Album

Lithuania's Autism has released new album "The Crawling Chaos," which can be heard in the player below or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Crawling Chaos 05:57
2. Maelstrom 05:00
3. Concealment 05:42
4. Onset 06:44
5. Behind the shapeless figure 07:01
6. Radiant Waters 06:32
7. Savant Syndrome 06:28 More...

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Sofy Major Streams New Song

In preparation for the disbursement of new LP "Idolize," today French act Sofy Major proudly offers another new single from the album. Stream “Steven The Slow” through Invisible Oranges here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Just after Sofy Major flew into Brooklyn in October 2012 to record Idolize at Translator Audio with producer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Keelhaul, Cave In), Hurricane Sandy waged war on the region, the massive storm surge the bitch of a storm brought with her wiped out the entire studio and all of the band’s gear.

"The trio hooked up with cohort and labelmate Dave Curran (Unsane, Pigs), who helped Schneider and the band relocate to Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge and Spaceman Sound studios and complete the recording sessions Sandy attempted to thwart.

"Invisible Oranges and Brooklyn Vegan are now hosting an exclusive stream of the album’s third track. The pummeling metallic swank of 'Steven The Slow' showcases the dredging, angular, possibly drugged slow-paced ramble Sofy Major has so masterfully crafted, the track also featuring guest vocals from their bro Dave Curran. Additionally, a documentary on Sofy Major’s unique and insane two months dealing with Sandy, the recording and the ensuing tour, entitled Buckets, Curtains And More Noise, was directed and produced by Riot House Production, and is pending release in June. More...

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Agrimonia Streaming Full New Album

Gothenburg metal outfit Agrimonia’s third LP "Rites Of Separation" is out now worldwide via Southern Lord, which is the band’s first release for the label.

Stream all of Rites Of Separation now via Invisible Oranges or through the player available below. New live activity from the band will be announced soon. The following press release was also issued about the bands' new album:

"Following releases on Skuld Records, Profane Existence and others, Agrimonia hooked up with Southern Lord in mid-2012, after which they embarked on the recording sessions for their label debut Rites Of Separation. Mixed by Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Opeth, Arch Enemy), Rites Of Separation takes Agrimonia’s diverse and damaging alloy of metallic influences to more expansive realms than ever, its five sprawling tracks encompassing an hour, and the band’s crustpunk ethos delivered through grating, doom-filled riffs and post-metal voids, merging influence from a realm of influences possibly including Damad, Pelican, Crisis, Bolt Thrower and Nausea." More...

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Heart In Hand Streaming New Album's Title Track

U.K. melodic hardcore outfit Heart In Hand will be releasing new album "Almost There" on May 14th in North America via Century Media Records. Now the band has teamed up with AltPress.com for an exclusive premiere of the title track. Check it out at this location.

The record is also available for pre-order here. The track listing is as follows:

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

Heart In Hand also recently contributed to our "Pit Stories" column. Check out guitarist Ed Hartwell's story over here.

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Howl Shooting New Music Video

"Bloodlines," the latest long player from Rhode Island audio arsonists, Howl, dropped yesterday in North America courtesy of Relapse Records. Team Howl is currently putting the finishing touches on a new music video for “Demonic,” directed by Connor Owens. Further details will be announced shortly.

Recorded at Planet Z Studio in Hadley, Massachusetts with Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Soulfly, Crowbar, Municipal Waste, 3 Inches Of Blood et al), "Bloodlines" belts out 40 unforgiving minutes of deliciously lead-footed, brutalic dirgery.

You can stream the full album via Metal Sucks or in the player below. More...

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Lalu Announces "Atomic Ark" Release

Progressive metal linchpin Sensory Records is proud to announce the signing of Lalu, the project under the direction of French composer Vivien Lalu. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Born of Noelle and Michel Lalu, musicians from the ‘70s French progressive act Polene, Vivien Lalu has released a surplus of recordings through an array of different bands and projects since 1997, as the keyboard player for underground black/doom band Time For A Change. At the turn of the millennium Lalu played keys for two underground progressive metal bands from Paris, Sad Warden and then Mind's Orchard, and in 2002 was hired by Hubi Meisel (ex-Dreamscape vocalist) to compose and record the keys for his solo album EmOcean, the following year doing the same for Meisel’s sophomore album Kailash, both of which were released by Lion Music.

"It was at this time Vivien Lalu begins recruiting his own associates from major prog and metal bands -- some of which he shares time composing music alongside in progressive metal act Shadrane -- and forms his own solo project, LALU. The first full-length Oniric Metal was released on Lion Music in 2005 and began an entirely new chapter for this composer and his insatiable need to create mind-expanding, cinematic music.

"These accomplishments helped Lalu to begin securing score and soundtrack work for film and television; over the last few years he’s written many cues for the orchestral soundtrack for the Warner Bros movie Seuls Two, for the show Science X made in association with Lucasfilm Ltd. Additionally he joined the production team behind Laszlo Jones in order to assist the recordings and production of Banana Nation (Universal Music Group). He’s composed many soundtracks for French television, music and sound effects for Neko Entertainment, worked as a sound designer for Ubisoft Entertainment and much more. More...

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Oceano Releases Studio Video

Oceano has posted a video update for fans from the studio, as the band records upcoming new album, "Incisions."

The Chicago five-piece is hard at work writing and recording the follow-up to 2010's "Contagion" at Electrowerks Studio in Downers Grove, Illinois. "Incisions" is due to be released later this year on Earache Records in Europe, and via Century Media/Earache Records in the USA.

The new studio video includes interviews with Oceano during the recording process, and also introduces new guitarist Michael Kasper, who replaces the departing Devin Shidaker. More...

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Re-Armed Posts New Music Video

Re-Armed has posted a new music video online for the song "Freakshow," which can be viewed below. The track will appear on the band's upcoming album "Rottendam." For more info on Re-Armed, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Insurrection Posts Drum Video

After a successful crowd funding campaign for forthcoming third full-length album "Prototype" (set for release later this year), Canadian death metal band Insurrection has issued a studio update for fans. Check out the drum update video below.

In additional news, Insurrection has confirmed the band will be performing at this year's Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC on Friday, June 14th alongside Rise Against, The Offspring, Anthrax, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God among many others.

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Noisem Streaming New Album's Title Track

The searing, malicious blitz of "Agony Defined," the debut LP from Baltimore-based thrash division Noisem -- formerly known as Necropsy -- is set to break loose on June 11th via A389 Recordings. Unleash the “Agony Defined” title track via NPR right here (scroll down to the bottom of "Songs Featured on this Episode").

A389 will release the album on CD, LP, and digital download formats on June 11th. Coinciding with the album’s release, Noisem has been confirmed to annihilate the masses of extreme music fans invading their turf for Maryland Deathfest 2013, set to storm the stage opening night, Thursday, May 23rd alongside Abigail, Bolt Thrower, Cobalt and more.

The band has also been confirmed to take part in the upcoming installment of the Scion Rock Fest in Memphis, Tennessee on June 1st with the Melvins, Testament, Vision of Disorder, Corrosion of Conformity, Municipal Waste, The Casualties, Impaled, A Life Once Lost and tons more. Additional tour news will be announced in the coming weeks.

5/23/2013 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD
6/01/2013 Scion Rock Fest - Memphis, TN More...

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Sacrilegious Impalement Reveals Album Details

Today, Woodcut Records reveals May 31st as the North American release date for Sacrilegious Impalement's new album, "III - Lux Infera." The following press release was issued about the album:

"Going from strength to strength, III - Lux Infera is Sacrilegious Impalement's third album to date, and follows the critically acclaimed II - Exalted Spectres, released in 2011 by Hammer of Hate. Bolstered by a massive, all-analog recording, Sacrilegious Impalement's new album emits a smothering dread and palpitating savagery, and yet exudes confidence and professionalism at every (dark) turn.

"And now with new vocalist Wrathprayer at the mic, exalting His glory, the Sacrilegious Impalement lineup is stronger than ever, fully committed to converting unbelievers with III - Lux Infera."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Angel Graves
2. Down for Grim Lord
3. Scars for Scarred Ones
4. For Sins of the Pigs
5. Through Punishing Gates
6. Behead the Infants of God
7. Regain the Dormant Realm
8. His Gift Embodied
9. Deliverance from Unknown More...

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Y.E.M.E.T. Posts New Video Clip

Spanish act Y.E.M.E.T. has released a new video for "La Gran Ciudad." The track is the second single off the band's new record, "Y El Malo Eres Tú," available via iTunes now.

The video was directed by Jonathan Brandariz and was filmed at various locations in the band's home town of Vigo. Check it out below.

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Reflections Signs To eOne

Twin Cities, Minnesota metallers Reflections have signed a world wide deal with eOne / Good Fight Music, with plans to release a brand new LP this summer. Vocalist Jake Foster comments on the band's behalf:

"We are beyond excited & proud to announce that we have signed with eOne/Goodfight music. We are stoked to see what the future holds. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support that helped us get to where we are today. We could not have done it without you."

The eOne label also comments: "Reflections has been rising quickly within the progressive metal scene since their inception in late 2010. Touring with acts like The Contortionist and Within the Ruins, I Declare War, After the Burial, Born of Osiris and hitting major festivals such as New England Metal Fest and The Jamboree has put the band front and center while they released 'The Fantasy Effect' last year.

"The band will be entering Audio Hammer Studios with producer Eyal Levi at the helm. Plan on seeing more of Reflections has they prepare to start working on a brand new full length due out later this year."

Reflections is:

Jake Foster (Vocals)
Patrick Somoulay (Guitar)
Charles Caswell (Guitar)
Francis Xayana (Bass)
Cam Murray (Drums) More...

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Mantra To Release New Album

French act Mantra aims to create innovating, complex and powerful music for a deep dive in a personal universe made of overwhelming riffs, convoluted rhythms, and bewitching atmospheres. The following press release was issued about the band and an upcoming album:

"The voice of Pierre is leading the crew, followed by Matthieu's bass and Gabriel's drums who put the rhythm section at the center of Mantra's music. Guitarist Simon is also responsible for the mind-blowing sound on the band's recordings, rocking you along unpredictable paths you will never forget.

"In 2012, after two demos ('Let the light be' - 2009 & 'Tribal warming' - 2010), Mantra released 'Toward the light,' their first EP. Recorded in a farm lost in the French countryside, where the band gathers to create among nature's energy flows, this opus is about to be followed in June 2013 by the band's debut full-length album to come through Finisterian Dead End (Bagheera) : 'Into the light.'

"In waiting for the album, the 'Toward the light' EP is available for streaming + free download right now." More...

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Mumakil Releases New Lyric Video

Mumakil has a new lyric video out for "Wrong Turn," taken from the upcoming album "Flies Will Starve." Check it out below.

"Flies Will Starve" is coming June 25th, 2013 (North America), June 21st (Germany/Benelux), and June 24th (UK/World) on CD/LP/digital formats. The full track listing is available after the jump.

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Reign Of The Architect Video Interview Available

Nina Vouraki from Israel based Reign of the Architect recently conducted a video interview with ArmyOfOneTV regarding new album "Rise." Check out the clip below.

We also recently had the pleasure of premiering four songs off the album, which can be heard over at this location.

The "Rise" track listing is as follows:

1. The End
2. Different Heart
3. Hymn to Loneliness
4. False
5. Such a Celebration
6. Leaking Wounds
7. Distant Similarities
8. One Single Sour Grape
9. As The Old Turns to Sorrow
10. I The Architect
11. Secrets in the Hallway
12. Crown of the Shattered Dreams
13. The Green Flame
14. We Must Retaliate
15. Hopeless War More...

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Metalhit Offering Free Compilation

Metalhit.com is now offering a new free "Kult Death" compilation. You can stream the tracks below, or download the songs over at this location. The track listing is:

1. CIANIDE - Terrorstrikes 03:50
2. CRYPTOPSY - Born Headless 04:29
3. DEMIGOD - Slumber of Sullen Eyes 06:00
4. DEMILICH - Two Independent Organisms - On Suppurating Deformity 04:13
5. DEVOURMENT - Devour the Demand 04:24
6. DYING FETUS - We are your Enemy 03:45
7. GOREAPHOBIA - Grave Plagued Planet 04:07
8. HEADROT - I Gulp your Guts 03:18
9. HOODED MENACE - Fulfill the Curse 06:53
10. IMPETIGO - Boneyard 02:35
11. MASTER - Play to Die 03:14
12. MIASMAL - Mists 04:42
13. NECROPHAGIA - Abomination 04:30
14. PURTENANCE - Deep Blue Darkness 03:28
15. ROTTREVORE - Spawn of Ignorance 02 More...

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Death Valley Driver Reveals New Album Art

Having previously released the first song "Bull of the Woods" from upcoming album "Graveyard Dead," Death Valley Driver has now revealed the album art and track listing for the sophomore release. The album is due out on Diminished Fifth Records later this year.

1. Black Vein
2. Bloodfeud
3. Ice Serpents
4. Crimson Mask
5. Graveyard Dead
6. Smoke Whip
7. Iron Jaw
8. Bull Off The Woods

"Once again John Dohe has totally brought our lyrics to life with his amazing artwork," commented the band's vocalist Dan Hodgson. "We wanted a real 1950s style comic/sci-fi feel and he delivered. John has always been like the unofficial sixth member of this band."

"Graveyard Dead" was recorded at Lukas Raine Recordings by Dave Skinner and Mixed and Mastered by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High on Fire, Neurosis). The album art was done by local tattoo artist John Dohe who also did the art for the band's previous album "Choke the River." More...

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Eternal Dream Posts "God Of War" Video

Spanish power metal act Eternal Dream has posted a new video online for the track "God of War," which features footage from the band's time on the road supporting latest album "The Fall of Salanthine." Check out the video clip below.

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After The Burial Releases New EP

After The Burial's new EP, "This Life Is All We Have," is available now on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon MP3 . This three-song release shows the band revamping very early tracks with new vocals from current vocalist Anthony Notarmaso.

This special digital EP was produced, engineered and mixed by renowned producer Terry Date alongside guitarists Justin Lowe and Trent Hafdahl. Lowe states:

"I'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who has checked out the streams or even picked up a copy of this new EP. We had always toyed around with the idea of revisiting some of these old jams, but it hadn't really made sense to us yet. However, after talking about it more and more, we realized these are songs we will always play live. Ultimately, we wanted to give you the best representation of what to expect on stage every night, so we decided to go in and recreate these songs for you again from the ground up. When it came to the production, it was an absolute pleasure and honor for us to have the opportunity to work together with Terry Date, which was something we were all very, very excited about.

"Right now we are currently right in the middle of the tracking process of our new album. We're almost finished with the guitars, with just a couple tracks to go. When we track the guitars for our albums we like to take our time getting the good takes, not relying on too much editing. There also usually tends to be changes being made along the way, with new ideas being born within the tracking process.

"If I had to describe the sound of the new material in one shot, it wouldn't be easy. We've dedicated a lot of time working on these songs to make sure that you are hearing something fresh and new. Something that makes you feel good when you hear it. There's some 6,7 and 8 string work in there and also a new lower tuning in C#. It's hard to describe the sound unless you hear it. It's almost 'mechanical' and very percussive. We love trying all sorts of new ideas, sounds, and pushing boundaries of new musical territory that will help set us apart from the rest. We've never been afraid to try anything; we want to keep you on your toes."

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Rise With Honour Splits With Bassist

Rise With Honour has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:

"Hey guys, just a message to inform everyone that I (Callum) am no longer part of Rise with Honour.

"There are no hard feelings between any of us and leaving the band was entirely my own choice, I’m just not particularly enjoying the music anymore and feel that it’s time to move on.

"I would personally like to thank everyone who has shown support for the band over the last two years and I hope that this support will only grow as time goes on. It has truly been an honour to play alongside such talented musicians over the last two years and I look forward to hearing all the new material which will be released in the future.

"I will also be filling in on bass until a replacement is found so gigging is not going to come to a halt while the band searches for a new bassist." More...

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Civil War Streaming New Track "St. Patrick's Day"

Civil War is streaming the new track "St. Patrick's Day." The song appears on the band's forthcoming debut full length LP "The Killer Angels," which will drop on June 11, 2013 via Despotz Records.

The track list for "The Killer Angels" is:

1. King Of The Sun
2. First To Fight
3. Saint Patrick's Day
4. Rome Is Falling
5. Sons Of Avalon
6. I Will Rule The Universe (streaming here)
7. Lucifer's Court
8. Brother Judas
9. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
11. March Across The Belts (Bonus Track)

Check out "St. Patrick's Day" here: More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Issues Road Report

Imminent Sonic Destruction is hitting the road with Pain of Salvation, and the band has now checked in with the following road report:

"Well well well... Here we are, in Virginia. We had a couple days before we had to play, so it's all about relaxing and driving, while we had the chance. Both of which are very nice. Beautiful scenery, and being able to stop for a band cookout was great. I have to say, the people we've run into at these truck stops so far have been very nice. Southern hospitality is alive and well, I'm happy to report. Dental hygiene, however, is apparently on life support. But I digress.

"When we stopped to fix our flat tire, a truck stop employee (Timothy, who sounded EXACTLY like Gomer Pyle) treated us very well, and creeped us out at the same time. Once we got up, had an authentic down home breakfast at Waffle House (had to do it once... Seriously. ONCE), and got back on the road, we were feeling much better. The sun was back out, and the drive was beautiful. We headed for a rest stop to set up and enjoy the aforementioned cookout, and it was then that I realized we are having a pretty damn awesome time. This isn't bad. The sleeping arrangements and showers are sketchy, but still... TOUR. More...

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Arrayan Path Details New LP "IV: Stigmata"

Arrayan Path unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for the band's upcoming new LP "IV: Stigmata." The album is scheduled for worldwide release on June 10th via Pitch Black Records. The album production, mixing and mastering was handled again by Vagelis Maranis (ex-Sanvoisen), who also created the choirs using just his own voice. Guest appearances on the album include vocalist Jimmy Mavrommatis (Armageddon), guitarist Kikis Apostolou (Armageddon), Alexis Kleidaras (ex-Deceptor) and George Kousa.

According to the press release: "The album is a more 'fierce' and dark album and it is a concept album dealing with religion. Everything that has defined Arrayan Path over the years however – superb and very melodic compositions, passionate performances and excellent atmospheric parts and some of the best metal vocals ever – are all there, unfolded through the album’s 12 tracks."

The track-listing for "IV: Stigmata" is:

1. Clepsydra
2. The Bible Bleeds
3. Midnight and the First-born Massacre
4. Judas Iscariot
5. Stigmata
6. Cursed Canaan
7. Pharaoh’s Wish
8. Harbingers of Death
9. Disguising your Soul
10. The Storyteller
11. Mystic Moon (Bonus Track)
12. Charming Paranoia (Bonus Download Track) More...

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Revocation Posts Studio Footage

Massachusetts metallers Revocation have completed work on the follow-up to "Chaos of Forms." This will be the first full-length album with bass player Brett Bamberger, who joined the band in 2012 and was featured on the band's last EP "Teratogenesis." The new album is set for release this summer, with further details to be announced shortly.

Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything. From this footage Revocation has put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process. Today the band has premiered the first video in the series, focusing on the drums and bass. Check it out below.

Revocation is currently on the road with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, and Ramming Speed. These dates run through May 3rd in Toronto. Revocation will also be taking part in this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. The tour starts July 19th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 16th in Denver, CO. Full details are available here. More...

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Endast Announces New Tour

Endast will be heading out on the "Festbound and Down" tour at the end of the month, with dates available after the jump. The band has also posted a teaser clip online, available below. To hear more from Endast, check out the band's "Martyr" video right here.

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Descrated Sphere Returns To Original Lineup

Desecrated Sphere has announces the return of the band's founding drummer Rodolfo Bassani to its line-up.

With the recent departure of Rubens Fraleone (guitarist) and Saulo Benedetti (drummer), Desecrated Sphere now returns to the form present on "The Unmasking Reality." Guitarist Gustavo Lozano comments:

"Rodolfo was a natural choice, not only because of our friendship and proximity, but also because of his talent, having recorded the tracks for the first album, and knowing all of our work. We were happy, despite the departure of both Rubens and Saulo, that Rodolfo could accept our invitation to return to the band."

Desecrated Sphere, back to being a four-piece, is rehearsing regularly with this "new" original line-up and has already prepared a set list for shows in support of the upcoming new album, titled "Emancipate." More...

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Artizan Premieres New Melodic Metal Song Online

It's a new month and time for some new metal! Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida comes melodic metal act Artizan, which is gearing up to release a sophomore album next week.

The "Ancestral Energy" album will feature a guest appearance by none other than Matt Barlow on the title track, and is due out through Pure Steel Records on May 10th, 2013.

In anticipation of this release, we can now offer you a taste of the album through opening track "I Am The Storm." Give the song a listen in the player below (it may take a moment to load after hitting "play") and let us know what you think of the track in the comments section.

The full "Ancestral Energy" track listing is:

1. I am the Storm
2. The Raven Queen
3. The Guardian
4. The Death of Me (streaming here)
5. Deep Ocean Dreams
6. You can’t take the Metal
7. Ancestral Energy

Additional info on the band can be found at Facebook. Artizan consists of:

Ty Tammeus (Drums)
Tom Braden (Vocals)
Shamus Mcconney (Guitar)
Jon Jennings (Bass)

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