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Metal News for May 19, 2011

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39 news articles posted on this day.

XII Boar Posts Debut Album For Free Download

UK stoner metal band XII Boar has posted their debut CD, "XII," online for free download. If you'd like to hear it first, try the band's bandcamp page. The band recently released a music video for their song "Train Wreck," which you can check out below.

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The Frail Posts "We'll Be Reckless" Video

South African metal act The Frail has posted a music video online for the song "We'll Be Reckless," which can be viewed in the player below. The video, created by Fiendish Productions, was filmed, directed, and edited by Jonathan Clarke. You can also find more details on the band and listen to more music by heading over to The Frail's Facebook page.

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The Body Announces New U.S. Shows

Providence, Rhode Island duo The Body is preparing to wage war on the East Coast once again this June, this time bearing opening and collaborative support from their hometown allies in The Assembly Of Light Choir. The currently announced dates are as follows:

6/17/2011 Pi Lam - Philadelphia, PA
6/18/2011 Garfield Artworks - Pittsburgh, PA
6/19/2011 Talking Head Club - Baltimore, MD
6/20/2011 Snug Harbor - Charlotte, NC w/ Braveyoung
6/21/2011 Warehouse 8B - Jacksonville, FL
6/22/2011 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
6/23/2011 Legitimate Business - Greensboro, NC w/ Braveyoung
6/24/2011 St. Stephen's Church [1525 Newton St NW] - Washington DC w/ Braveyoung
6/25/2011 Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
6/26/2011 AS220 - Providence, RI

The vinyl repress of The Body's "All The Waters of the Earth," originally released via the band's own Alum War Records, is now available through At A Loss Recordings, who also released the CD version last July.

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Vastum Posts "Carnal Law" Release Online

BrooklynVegan.com is currently streaming Vastum's entire debut release "Carnal Law" online. The album will be available for fans to check out here from now through the official release via 20 Buck Spin on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Primal Seduction
2. Re-Member
3. Carnal Law
4. Devoid
5. Umbra Interna
6. Spirit Abused

Vastum also recently announced new upcoming live shows in Portland and Seattle, with details available at this location.

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In Solitude Streaming Entire New Album

Revolver Magazine’s MetalKult has just posted the second half of In Solitude’s brand new album "The World. The Flesh. The Devil." online. You can now check out the full album, which will be streaming up to its release date (5/24), by heading over to this location.

Vocalist Hornper also previously commented on the album’s title: “We have chosen not to feed everyone our personal perception of the title and not to over-analyze it in interview, because we want the listeners themselves to rely on what the title evokes in them personally, and find their own way of perceiving it. The title and the specific song & poem that carries its name is very significant to what this album reveals and deals with, and if you read and listen to it carefully and close to heart; all answers shall come.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. The World, The Flesh, The Devil
2. We Were Never Here
3. Serpents Are Rising
4. Poisoned, Blessed, and Burned
5. Demons
6. To Her Darkness
7. Dance of the Adversary
8. On Burning Paths

In other news, In Solitude is confirmed to play 2011’s Maryland Death Fest on Saturday, May 28th.

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Earth Crisis Posts "Neutralize The Threat" Artwork

Earth Crisis has announced the new album "Neutralize the Threat" is set for a July 12th release date. The band also teamed with artist Ryan Clark to create the artwork, which can be viewed below. Ryan had the following to say:

"Earth Crisis was a seminal band for me. When I was introduced to hardcore, EC was a band that seemed to stand out from the rest. Their unique blend of metal and hardcore made me an instant fan. I remember many EC shows in the mid nineties, climbing atop the crowd, pointing at Karl, screaming 'Street by street! Block by block!'

"These guys are partly responsible for what I've been doing with my life for the past 15+ years, so when I was asked to create the artwork for their 2011 record, I naturally jumped at the chance. Not only were they absolutely great to work with, but they've still got it- Neutralize is a flat-out SICK record."

You can also check out Earth Crisis recording studio footage by heading over to this location. More...

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Vildhjarta Inks Deal With Century Media

Century Media Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Swedish act Vildhjarta:

"It is with great pleasure that Century Media announces the worldwide signing of Swedish progenitors, Vildhjarta! One of the most respected bands in the scene today, Vildhjarta mixes ambient, peaceful moments with brutal and dark music to create some of the most awe inspiring and unique musical output in modern metal.

"Hyped since their early days, thanks to short demos that circulated the web amongst fans of groove metal, they have taken more than half a decade to musically advance to a point where their unexpected endeavors leave the listener in a state of blissful confusion. After years of courting, Vildhjarta now joins forces with metal label giant Century Media and will be unleashing a new full length in the coming months."

Additional details on the upcoming Vildhjarta album will be announced as they are made available, and you can check out music from the band by heading over here.

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts New Song Online

After posting a tongue-in-cheek message proclaiming a shift in style to black metal, IWrestledABearOnce has now posted a new song online titled "Karate Nipples."

You can check out "Karate Nipples," which is off the "Ruining it for Everybody" album, by heading over to Metalsucks.net at this location.

The new CD, due out July 26th via Century Media Records, was produced by the band and Ryan Boesch, who also produced and engineered IWABO's "It's All Happening."

The band will also be appearing on the upcoming All Star tour, with dates and further details available by heading over here.

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Satanized Announces Split Album

Satanized has contributed two songs to an upcoming four-way split album titled "Nocturnal Tyrants," which will be released on May 30th, 2011 through Extreminal Productions. Framferd (No), Plutonian Shore (US), and Katari (Peru) also contributed to the split album. The album cover artwork was designed by Pinar "Guillotine" Tuncer. The album artwork and track listing can be viewed below.

1. Satanized - Xahhak
2. Satanized - Doctrine Of Thralldom
3. Framferd - Aatseleter
4. Framferd - Med Blottet Nakke
5. Plutonian Shore - Invoking Ereshkigal
6. Plutonian Shore - Lunar Rites
7. Katari - Darkening all
8. Katari - Mutilated and Reversed

You can also check out Satanized's music video for the song "Infernal Torment" by heading over to this location.

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Clutch Announces In-Store Acoustic Show

After announcing two upcoming European shows with GWAR, Clutch and Weathermaker Music have now announced the details of the veteran band's first ever acoustic in-store performance, which will also mark the band's first in-store signing appearance in over 5 years.

The event will take place on Saturday May 28th at Earshot Music & Movies during Clutch's North American headlining tour-stop in Greenville, SC. The band will perform a set of acoustic style music mostly from the "Basket of Eggs" project from the "Blast Tyrant" deluxe reissue, prior to the concert at "The Handlebar" that evening. The charitable food pantry "Loaves and Fishes" will also be on-site that afternoon collecting canned food and non-perishables for the regions recent weather related victims. Earshot and Weathermaker Music will set up a large "Food Basket" inside the retailer and those who donate a canned or non-perishable food item will receive a free Clutch tour poster and be first in line to have it autographed by the band after the acoustic performance.

A listing of upcoming Clutch dates can be found below. More...

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Dame-Nation 2011 Lineup Announced

The lineup has now been announced for Chicago's female-fronted rock and metal festival Dame-Nation. The festival will take over Reggies Rock Club on Friday, July 29th and features the following lineup:

Performers:
Avariel (Boston, MA)
Deadmanswake (Downers Grove, IL)
The Unvoiced (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Losing Scarlet (Chicago, IL)
Angelical Tears (Oklahoma City, OK)
Shield of Wings (Chicago, IL)
A Sound of Thunder (Washington DC)
Solarsphere (Chicago, IL)
Lindz Riot of Mary and the Black Lamb (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) More...

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Dillinger Escape Plan Live Footage Posted Online

Metal Injection photographer Nathaniel Shannon was on hand on the side of the stage of the Dillinger Escape Plan's headlining show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY this past Sunday, May 15th. You can check out footage of the band performing "43% Burnt," "Sugar Coated Sour," and "Widower" below, or check out Metal Injection's full post about the show here.


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Morbid Angel Single Hits #1 On Amazon

Morbid Angel has issued the following update about the band's new single:

"World Management and Morbid Angel would like to announce that yesterday was Morbid Monday with the new single, 'Nevermore', reaching #1 most downloads on Amazon.com for hard rock / metal category. The single as a remix also charted at #3. We thank all the fans for helping making this happen and hope they enjoy the first offering from the new album which we are all very proud of.

"The band is in rehearsals in Tampa and is getting ready for their shows all around the world starting with Morbid Angel's first ever show of Singapore, followed by two shows in Australia as previously reported. We would also like to announce that we have added a headline show at Tuska Festival in Helsinki, Finland to the list and will shortly announce a surprise North American show for this summer as well."

Season Of Mist will release the new studio album from Morbid Angel, entitled "Illud Divinum Insanus," on June 6th internationally and June 7th in North America. The album will be released in Japan via JVC on June 1st. The new song "Existo Vulgoré" is currently available for streaming here, and the band also recently announced a deluxe box set version of the new album. More...

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New England Metal Fest Footage Available

Metal Injection has posted a video clip online from the New England Metal and Hardcore festival that includes appearances from members of Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus, Times of Grace, A Life Once Lost, Volumes, Structures, The Ocean, Lionheart, and Lazarus A.D. discussing their experiences at the fest and what playing the show means to them. The video clip can be viewed below.


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Visions Announces New Album Release

Basick Records has announced that Visions is set to release the band's debut album "Home" on July 18th, 2011. The 10 track album was engineered by Browne and Neema from Monuments and mixed by Paul Antonio Ortiz from Chimp Spanner. For a taste of what the record has to offer, you can now stream the album track "Oceans" below.

VISIONS - Oceans by basickrecords

The "Home" track listing and cover artwork can be viewed below.

1. Attentive: Continuum
2. Machines
3. Control
4. Desinent
5. Into The Sun
6. Autophobia
7. Oceans
8. Creations
9. Delete The Sky
10. Attentive: Reverie More...

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Enthrope Announces New Single Release

Finnish dark metal act Enthrope has announced the new single "The Desolate" will be released in digital-only format on May 30th, 2011. The release features a song from the "Tomorrow's Dead Days" album (reviewed here), a previously unreleased track, and two cover songs.

One of the cover tracks is "Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)," which was included on Metalunderground.com's recently released Peter Steele tribute album.

The track listing and cover artwork for "The Desolate" can be viewed below.

1. The Desolate
2. Oculus
3. Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)
4. Presence of the Dead

You can also check out Enthrope's recent interview about Peter Steele and cover songs by heading over to this location.

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Sleeping Giant Streaming New Song

Sleeping Giant, which will be appearing on the upcoming Scream the Prayer tour, is gearing up to release the band's first offering since joining Ain't No Grave Records (ANGR) with "Kingdom Days In An Evil Age" scheduled for release on July 12th. The band is now ready to give fans their first taste of the new record, debuting the song "Dead Men Walking" at the Sleeping Giant Facebook page. Head over to this location and click "Like" to stream the new song.

Eric Gregson (guitars) comments, "'Kingdom Days In An Evil Age' is everything you love about Sleeping Giant amplified. It's more aggressive than our last two albums. It's heavier, faster and the worship is deeper and more brazen than it has ever been. We definitely got more ambitious about this one. We pulled out all the stops!

The track listing for 'Kingdom Days In An Evil Age' is as follows:

1. Throne Room Militance
2. Dead Men Walking
3. Eyes Wide Open (feat. Frankie Palmeri)
4. The Cross Is Suicide
5. ICXC
6. Tithemi
7. Tongues of Fire
8. Jehova Shalom
9. The Unnamable Name
10. Morning Star
11. Enthroned
12. Defiance
13. Father to the Fatherless
14. Holy Is The Lamb

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Dead By April Announces European Tour

Dead By April, which recently released the new "Within My Heart" single, has now announced the dates for the upcoming "SlaughTour 2011." The tour dates are as follows:

The SlaughTour 2011 (Featuring Dead By April with special guests Marionette)
Oct. 28 – The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct. 29 – Kelder, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Oct. 30 – Bolwerk, Sneek, Netherlands
Nov 3 – 3Raum, Vienna, Austria
Nov 5 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
Nov 6 – La Divan Du Monde, Paris, France
Nov 8 – Joiners, Southampton, UK
Nov 9 – The Institute, Birmingham, UK
Nov 10 – The Garage, London, UK
Nov 11 – ABC 2, Glasgow, UK
Nov 12 – Academy 2, Newcastle, UK
Nov 13 – Academy 4, Manchester UK

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Leaves' Eyes Issues Tour Update

Liv Kristine of Leaves' Eyes has checked in with following tour update:

"Dear fans & friends, I can't believe that four weeks of touring is almost over, which means that there are only two more up-coming shows of this tour; today is Bochum, tomorrow the grand final in Hannover. Our last night will be very special, as Tarja and I already have been rehearsing and preparing a magic musical moment for our fans and friends attending the final show of the German tour leg.

"Touring through the summer-like Europe with first Midnattsol /Serenity and then Tarja has been such a pleasure with many unforgettable moments. I was so happy to meet my sister Carmen and Midnattsol at Durbuy Rock in Belgium last week-end. After two great gigs, the night ended for some of the crew and band members in the bubble-bath at the hotel. Yesterday the band members and crews of Leaves Eyes and Tarja had a day off. Some of us spent the day in the sauna, some of us slept through the whole day, which we all deserved!

"At night I was very happy to meet with Tarja in Bochum's city centre for some pasta and sharing stories and deep moments that have taken place throughout our careers. We have very much in common, and Tarja is such a sweetheart! I hope from the bottom of my heart that Leaves Eyes and Tarja will be sharing stage and highway again soon. See you all in Bochum and Hannover! Love, Liv."

You can also check out the band's video update from the road here.

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Hunted Signs To Massacre Records

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Hunted:

"Born from a shared passion for metal music in all its forms, Cardiff-based band Hunted began life as a four-piece covering the bands that first inspired them to play.

"The band's early quest to develop their own unique sound led to several changes of personnel but developed over time into the rock-solid core of guitarist Steve Barberini, bassist Jon Letson, drummer Matt 'Animal' Thomas and vocalist Chris G.

"Having begun to cement a fierce live reputation on the British gig circuit, they also received an excellent response from several early demo releases, leading to further exposure and further massively well-received shows.

"Taking influences ranging from Dream Theater and Iron Maiden through to Opeth and Blind Guardian, Hunted distil the essence of their inspirations into a new and powerful direction for metal music. With their heavily anticipated debut full-length - scheduled to be released on July 29, 2011 via Massacre Records - they aim to take their unique sound and blistering live shows to new heights and new audiences everywhere."

Additional details on Hunted can be found at the band's Facebook page. The Hunted lineup is as follows:

Chris G -Vocals
Jon Letson - Bass
Matt 'Animal' Thomas - Drums
Steven Barberini - Guitars
Daniel Owen - Guitars

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Onslaught Comments On OST Mountainfest

Onslaught has issued the following announcement about appearing at the upcoming OST Mountainfest in Romania:

"Hi Ladies and Luntaics Hope you're all doing great right now!

"We are extremely stoked to announce that Onslaught will be appearing at the 3 day open air OST Mountainfest in Brasov, Romania on 24th July 2011 along with Samael / Keep of Kalessin / Paradox and 23 other bands.

"Its been a few years since we last visited Romania and we're so looking forward to returning to this fantastic country. We had such an amazing experience and met some truly wonderful people last time around, it was a real blast. Bring it on!"

A list of upcoming Onslaught tour dates can be found at this location.

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Better Left Unsaid Gives Update From The Road

Modesto, California's Better Left Unsaid is currently on the Hed To Head Tour II supporting Hed(pe) and Mushroomhead and has provided Metalunderground.com with an exclusive tour blog from the road:

I am sure you are ready for one hell of a tour blog from a little known metal band from Modesto, California… Hell, most of you have no idea who we are, much less the town we are from! That being said, I am going to give this a shot…

We, Better Left Unsaid, have been on the Hed To Head Tour II for the past month and are 30 days from even coming close to home. The tour, sponsored by Jagermeister and co-headlined by Mushroomhead and HedPE has taken us across the country and does not let up until we end back in LA on June 10th. I am actually writing you from a shitty hotel room in Allentown, Pennsylvania on a much needed day off. The shittier the room, the better, because it just adds to the stories we all tell our friends when we get back home. No worries Allentown, we have stayed in plenty of shitty hotels along this tour, and even shadier truck stops and parking lots. So no hard feelings…

The tour has taken us across America and has been nothing short of amazing. We have had the opportunity to play venues and cities that we have only dreamed of until now. Not to mention the guys in Mushroomhead and HedPE have been great and we can’t thank them enough for making us a part of this tour! We have played for sold out crowds, and we have also played for crowds better fit for a funeral, but we are not going to mention any names to protect the innocent ;) We can tell you this, most of the crowds have been absolutely insane and we can’t thank them enough for making each night worthwhile. Having fans of both Mushroomhead and HedPE embrace your music is gratifying on many levels and we appreciate all the love and support!

Make sure you check out the tour dates on our website www.betterleftunsaidmusic.com, and if you have the time and money, come out to a show! See you on the road... - Better Left Unsaid

We recently caught up with the band on the road and spoke to drummer Brent Terry. You can read that interview here.

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Malfeitor Announces Cassette Release

Swedish act Malfeitor, which recently announced an upcoming split album, has now checked in with the following update about a cassette release:

"Malfeitor has just signed a deal with 'Till you fukkin bleed' for an extremely evil edition of brutal cassettes, to be released the 1st of July! The number is 666... 66 hand numbered copies containing 6 tracks!

"One of the tracks will NOT be released on any other media, so make sure to book this one! The other five tracks will be re-recorded and placed on their debut 'Dum morior orior' that is planned for release during first quarter of 2012.

"Totally rare! True collectors item! Make sure to book your copy now! MALFEITOR - TO HELL, FAREWELL 4EUR/6USD (postage included) Send your pre orders to: tillyoufukkinbleed@wp.pl"

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In Flames Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish melodic death metal outfit In Flames has posted a new music video online for the song "Deliver Us." You can check it out below. The video is the first to be released in promotion for the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Sounds Of A Playground Fading," which will hit North American shelves on June 21st. The record is also the first In Flames album to feature new guitarist Niclas Engelin, who is known for his work with the band Engel.

In Flames has also announced new tour dates in support of "Sounds Of A Playground Fading." Details are available at this location.

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New BTBAM Live Footage Available

Quality concert footage has been posted online, courtesy of Capitol Chaos, featuring progressive metal act Between The Buried And Me performing its latest single "Spectacular Reflection" live during its recent tour stop in Sacramento, California. You can view the live video in the player below and can also check out a concert report from the band's Tennessee tour stop at this location.

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Trivium Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview has been posted online featuring Trivium's guitarist Corey Beaulieu and vocalist Matt Heafy. You can view the interview in the player below.

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Deep Purple Keyboardist To Release Solo Album

Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey has revealed the details behind his forthcoming solo album. The new full length, titled "All Out," is set to be released on August 22 through Provogue Records. The tracklisting for the effort can be viewed below.

1. The Way I Feel Inside
2. Estancia
3. People In Your Head
4. B'cos
5. Running From The Shadows
6. Right Arm Overture
7. Fire
8. Lon Road
9. Wrath Of Thor
10. Tobruk

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Threat Signal Performs New Song Live

Bootleg video footage has been posted online featuring Canadian extreme metal act Threat Signal performing a brand new song, titled "Fallen Disciples," during the band's May 13th, 2011 tour stop at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec. The song is to be included on the band's upcoming new full-length album.

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Forbidden Announces European Tour

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal act Forbidden have revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of Europe. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

Aug. 26 - Netherlands- Kerkrade -Rock Temple
Aug. 27 - Belgium – Deinze - Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 28 - Netherlands – Eindhoven - Dynamo
Aug. 30 - Germany – Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
Aug. 31 - Germany – Karlsruhe – Stadtmitte
Sep. 01 - Switzerland – Aarau – KiFF
Sep. 02 - Italy – Milan - Live Club
Sep. 03 - Germany – Ingolstadt – Paradox
Sep. 04 - Hungary – Budapest - Club 202
Sep. 06 - Poland – Warsaw - Progresja
Sep. 07 - Poland – Wroclaw – Firlej
Sep. 08 - Germany – Braunschweig – Schweinebärmann
Sep. 09 - Germany – Osnabrück - Bastard Club
Sep. 10 - Germany – Essen - Turock

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Samael Releases Video Shoot Footage

Swiss symphonic black metal act Samael has posted some making-of footage online taken during the band's filming of its forthcoming new music video. The video was shot for the song "Luxferre" in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company. You can check out the clip in the player below. "Luxferre" is taken from the new Samael album "Lux Mundi" (reviewed here), and you can also listen to the whole song here.

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New Lock Up Song Posted Online

Extreme metal act Lock Up has posted a new song online taken from its upcoming new album. The album, titled "Necropolis Transparent," is set to be released on July 1, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below as well as stream the new song in the player provided.

"Necropolis Transparent" track listing:
1. Brethren Of The Pentagram
2. Accelerated Mutation
3. The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos
4. Necropolis Transparent
5. Parasite Drama
6. Anvil Of Flesh
7. Rage Incarnate Reborn
8. Unseen Enemy
9. Stygian Reverberations
10. Life Of Devastation
11. Roar Of A Thousand Throats
12. Infiltrate And Destroy
13. Discharge The Fear
14. Vomiting Evil
15. Stigmatyr
16. Through The Eyes Of My Shadow Self
17. Tartarus

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Virgin Steele Posts New Music Video Online

New York heavy metal act Virgin Steele has posted a new music video online. The video was comprised for the track "God Of Violence Kill," which is featured as a bonus track on the group's "Noble Savage" reissue. You can view the video in the player below.

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Full Lineup For 2011 Heavy MTL Festival Announced

Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.

Saturday, July 23:
DISTURBED
GODSMACK
BILLY TALENT
IN FLAMES
TRIVIUM
MACHINE HEAD
UNEARTH
SUICIDE SILENCE
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
RED FANG
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
BLACKGUARD
CRYPTOPSY
DEAD & DIVINE
NECRONOMICON
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
GRIMSKUNK

Sunday, July 24:
KISS
MOTÖRHEAD
MORBID ANGEL
ANNIHILATOR
OPETH
ANTHRAX
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
THE SWORD
TIMES OF GRACE
DEVILDRIVER
DIAMOND HEAD
GIRLSCHOOL
ENDAST
GORGUTS
LAZURUS A.D.
LES GUENILLES
THE CATALYST
ANONYMUS

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Xerath Drum Cam Footage Available

New Xerath drum cam footage has been posted online featuring Mike Pitman peforming the band's track "The Call To Arms." You can view the footage in the player below.

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Dead Letter Circus Signs With Sumerian Records

Australian progressive hard rock act Dead Letter Circus has announced that it has signed with Sumerian Records. The label will be re-releasing the band's latest full length "This Is The Warning" on July 26, 2011. The band commented on joining Sumerian by saying:

"We’re all super pumped about our recent signing with Sumerian Records. Their passion for the project was undeniable and really made us feel at home. The release of the record in the United States marks the next stage in our career and we can’t wait to unleash This Is The Warning to the American rock fans.

"Thematically, This is the Warning is a first person account of awakening to the construct that has been put in place in an attempt to control and mold us. However, it’s also about refusing to be a subject of it and forging your own path. We are part of the next wave of bands that grew up listening to rock bands like Tool, Deftones, Soundgarden, Radiohead, Pearl Jam etc., as well as electronic acts like Massive Attack, NIN and UNKLE. While we don’t sound like a mash up of these bands, they have all definitely infused our minds with a love for writing epic, layered and high energy songs.

"The great thing about this genre of music is knowing you are part of the soundtrack to the more intense moments in people’s lives, but ultimately what we live for is the connection and transferral of energy from the live show. Our experience here in Australia is that the songs seem to have resonated with people to a level where it feels like a toe-to-toe standoff between us and the crowd, both seeing who can scream the song the loudest at each other. We are really pumped about taking this to the U.S. and giving a little back for all the amazing music your country has delivered us."

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Caliban Posts New Music Video Online

German metalcore act Caliban has posted its new music video online for the track "Walk Like The Dead." The song is taken off of the band's 2009 release "Say Hello To Tragedy." You can view the video in the player below.

Caliban also recently premiered a cover of Type O Negative's "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" through Metalunderground.com. Click here to check out the track.

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Intronaut To Tour With Animals As Leaders

California progressive metal act Intronaut has revealed a portion of the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States with Animals As Leaders. Support on the trek will come from Dead Letter Circus, Last Chance To Reason and a solo set from The Faceless bassist Evan Brewer. You can view the confirmed list of dates, cities and venues below with more expected to follow shortly.

07/07 San Diego, CA – Soma
07/08 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
07/10 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
07/11 Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
07/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/14 Wichita, KS – The Oz
07/15 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
07/16 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
07/17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
07/18 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
07/19 Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey
07/20 -Albany, NY – Northern Lights

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Black Tide Reveals New Album Title

American hard rock act Black Tide has announced that "Post Mortem" will be the title of the group's forthcoming new album. The band commented on the album and its choice of title by saying:

"August 23rd 2011 will be huge step in our lives. Not only as a band, but as people. This record means everything to us. We poured our heart and soul into this and have been waiting for it to come out like the rest of you. ‘Post Mortem‘ is the name of the record. It means 'after death.'

"The reason we love this title is because we feel that we are so lucky to be able to be doing this, and having an opportunity to put our music out there is honestly the closest thing to heaven we have on this earth. It’s a like a dream. We love all our fans and hope to see you all at the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival this summer! This is the beginning of a long, crazy and yet beautiful ride."

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In Flames Schedules New Tour Dates

Swedish melodic metal act In Flames, which recently posted a music video online for "Deliver Us," has revealed the first batch of dates for its upcoming European headlining tour. More dates are expected to be announced in the coming week. The band will be touring in support of its forthcoming new album "Sounds Of A Playground Fading," which is set for a June 21, 2011 release date through Century Media Records.

09/20 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
09/22 Hohenems, AUT – Event Centre
09/25 Budapest, HUN – Petofi Hall
09/26 Zagreb, CRO – Boogaloo Club
09/27 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
10/26 St. Petersburg, RUS – Glavclub
10/28 Yekaterinburg, RUS – Tele Club
10/29 Moscow, RUS – Milk Club
10/30 Kiev, UKR – DK Nau
11/27 Brussels, BEL – Steenstraat 23
11/28 Paris, FRA – Olympia
11/30 Tilburg, NET – 013

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