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Metal News for May 15, 2011

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Sorrows Path Begins Pre-Recording For New Album

Greek act Sorrows Path has checked in with the following announcement about beginning the pre-recording process for a new album:

"Dear friends,

"Greek doomsters Sorrows Path began pre-recordings for their new album on their home studio! This new album that will contain 10 songs, is planned to be recorded at Fragile studios in Greece and be released in 2012. Some song titles are 'The king with a crown of thorns' and 'Brother of life.'

"This album will follow our first one, 'The Rough Path of Nihilism' that was released in October 2010 by German Rock it up records and earned some great feedback from the international press. Doom rules eternally..."

You can also check out a clip of Sorrows Path at the Malta Doom festival performing a medley of Ronnie James Dio songs at this location.

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Unexpect To Play Brutal Assault Open Air

Unexpect recently announced an upcoming listening party for the band's new album "Fables Of The Sleepless Empire." The band has now issued the following brief update about also appearing at the Brutal Assault Open Air festival:

"We've recently been confirmed on the line-up of the Brutal Assault Open Air Festival in Czech Republic! The event will take place between the 11th and 13th of August. Here is the festival website."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Unsolved Ideas Of A Distorted Guest
2. Words
3. Orange Vigilantes
4. Mechanical Phoenix
5. The Quantum Symphony
6. Unfed Pendulum
7. In The Mind Of The Last Whale
8. Silence This Parasite
9. A Fading Stance
10. When The Joyful Dead Are Dancing
11. Until Yet A Few More Deaths Do Us Part

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Will Of The Ancients Posts New Album Teaser

Will of the Ancients has posted a brief teaser trailer online for the band's new album "To Our Glorious Dead," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:

"Greetings! We have uploaded a video teaser from the song 'The Stars, Like Dust' which will be on our upcoming album 'To Our Glorious Dead' due out this summer! Check it out! We will be uploading some more very soon! Cheers!"

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Djevel Streaming New Song

Black metal act Djevel recently finished the recordings for the band's debut release, which will be titled "Dødssanger." The band has now posted a preview song from the album online.

You can check out the new song, named "Mørkefødt," by heading over to the official Djevel MySpace music profile.

Djevel features in its lineup T. Ciekals (ex-Ljå), E. Hjelvik (Kvelertak), as well as Mannevond (Koldbrann/Urgehal).

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Sunday Old School: Anvil

By now, more or less every heavy metal fan knows the story of Anvil, thanks largely to the hit documentary movie, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil." Whether it was the film or the music that made you a fan though, it's undeniable that Anvil are one of the most influential North American bands in the history of heavy metal. The seeds of the group were sewn back in 1973 when guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudrow and drummer Rob Reiner began jamming together, being influenced by the seventies heavy metal of Cactus and Black Sabbath. By 1978 the duo had formed a complete lineup which also featured guitarist Dave Allison and bassist Ian Dickson and Anvil was born.

The group released their debut album, "Hard 'n' Heavy" in 1981, initially under the moniker, "Lips," though it would later be released under the Anvil name. After the record's release, Motorhead mainman Lemmy invited Kudrow to become the band's new guitarist, filling in for the recently departed "Fast" Eddie Clarke, but the invitation was declined. Although it might not have been the wisest move financially, the next Anvil album would prove to be an underground classic in eighties metal, emerging in the form of "Metal On Metal" in 1982. The album included the superb title track as well as the Anvil live staples, "Mothra" and "666." The album was also a commercial success in the neighboring United States, where it reached number 91 on the Billboard album charts. Despite the success of the record, the band found follow up fame elusive, due in part to their restrictive record deal, which denied them the opportunity to sign with larger companies.

Although Anvil eventually broke free to sign with Metal Blade Records, they were still unable to regain the popularity which "Metal On Metal" seemed to promise. A slew of albums, including live records, were released throughout the eighties, nineties and 2000's but all with practically no success, and in some cases, almost no response, leaving the band to sometimes play to virtually empty venues. It was during the preparation for their thirteenth album that their biggest adventure would begin, as an old fan from the United Kingdom, who had since gone on to become a screenwriter, decided to make a documentary on the group. The documentary saw the band embark on a European tour with poor to mixed results, struggle to finance their new album, "This Is Thirteen" and eventually take to the stage in Japan to an overwhelmingly positive reaction. The film breathed a new life into the band, as audiences worldwide witnessed the struggles that come with the dedication to heavy metal, from mortgage problems to homelessness. Ever since then, the band has been performing regularly, appearing at such prestigious events as the Download Festival in England and filming a cameo for the movie, "The Green Hornet." Last week however, the band finally unleashed their highly anticipated new studio album, "Juggernaut Of Justice," which was released through The End Records on May 10th More...

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Mastodon Guitarist To Release Side-Project Comp

Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds has announced that he will be releasing a special two CD set featuring material from both of his folk/rock side-projects West End Motel and Fiend Without A Face. The special package is set for release on June 7, 2011 through Rocket Science Inc. You can view the album's track listing below.

Disc 1- Fiend Without A Face
1. Calypso
2. Black Grass
3. Green Slime
4. Cha-Cha
5. Bank Robbin Bandits
6. Tsunami
7. Hot Rod
8. New York
9. Don't Like
10. Cosmonaut
11. Stupido
12. Get Straight
13. Volcano

Disc 2- West End Motel
1. The Confident Wino/...And We Are Here To Entertain You
2. The Devil Called Me Tommy
3. I Like It A Lot
4. She's On Fire
5. Under My Skin
6. Silly Old Song
7. Highwaters More...

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My Ruin Posts New Music Video Online

American hard rock/metal act My Ruin has posted its new music video online. The video was comprised of live footage for the track "Diggin For Ghosts" and can be viewed in the player below.

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Vegan Black Metal Chef Launches Official Website

Florida's "Vegan Black Metal Chef" Brian Manowitz has launched an official website for his ongoing series of recipe videos. On his website Manowitz offers the following explanation on why he choose to use vegan recipes for his black metal themed cooking show.

"The fast reason I tell people why I am vegan is that I do not believe in the exploitation of animals. Exploitation in this case means that the animal suffers for our benefit. Most animals raised for food live in what I would consider a darker hell than one even I could ever imagine. The best parts of their lives is their moment of death.

"Chickens live in tiny cages [amongst] mountains of shit, Cattle live in crowded factory farms on cement floors. Pigs live in crowded pens, or if its a female that has just given birth, live in tiny 'gestation crates' where they can not even turn around. Turkeys are given so many hormones that they grow too fast for their bones to support them. Of course not each and every animal is treated like this, but it is such the majority case that its time to bring consciousness to this area and decide if we want any part of it once and for all."

You can read the "Vegan Black Metal Chef's" in depth response to choosing a vegan lifestyle at this location, with the first episode - featuring a vegan version of Pad Thai - in the player below.

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The Gate Reveals Debut Album Details

German heavy metal act The Gate has announced the track listing for its forthcoming debut album. The first album from the band, which features former Running Wild guitarist Gerald Warnecke, will contain ten tracks and is set to be release in late July through Rock It Up Records. You can view the album's track listing below.

1. Through The Gate
2. Shout For Metal
3. Face your Fear (The Money Song)
4. Guy Anvil
5. 1000 Miles Away
6. Mountains
7. Hiding Where The Wolf lives
8. Into The Pit
9. Deliver From Sin
10. Earth Cathedral

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Cold Releases New Music Video

Jacksonville, Florida alternative metal act Cold has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Wicked World," which is taken from the band's forthcoming full length album "Superfiction." The album is set for release on June 28, 2011. You can check out the video in the player below.

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