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Metal News for May 2, 2012

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Eye Of Solitude To Release Digital EP

Kaotoxin Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a new digital EP from Eye of Solitude:

"We are VERY proud to announce that we will release, this may, as a foretaste of the dark masterpiece 'Sui Caedere,' second full-length by UK masters of desperate (Funeral) Doom / Death Eye Of Solitude, a digital EP entitled 'Awoken by Crows,' the title track of which will also be featured on the forthcoming album (release date: June 25th).

"The 'Awoken by Crows' EP will feature four tracks for a total running time of 27 minutes. The track listing being as follows:

1. Awoken by Crows - 6:24
2. Suffocating Silence - 7:04
3. Die alone - 7:24
4. Death said bring a friend - 6:08
(track 1 from Sui Caedere, tracks 2-4 from the 2011 sold out untitled EP)

"Additionally, the EP will be followed, in late May, by the release of the 'Suffocating Silence' music video directed by Dead Parrot Productions LTD. You can stream and download 'Awoken by Crows' for free as part of our on-going digital label sampler 'Weapons of Self-Destruction' on BandCamp." More...

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Diecast At Mill Street Brews

Time waits for no man. When I purchased a copy of Diecast’s bruising 2001 LP “Day Of Reckoning” – at the now-defunct Circuit City, of all places! – I couldn’t have imagined that in ten years’ time, I’d be relying on the Boston-based band for a sweet nostalgia fix. That savored rush arrived on Friday, April 27th, at Mill Street Brews in Southbridge, Massachusetts.

Nestled in a renovated 19th-century textile mill building and stripped of ostentatious frills, the venue boasts no fewer than three separate barrooms, each with its own stage, and a vast expanse of floor area. Tonight’s show took place in the second floor Showcase Club and, by all appearances, was a veritable “who’s who” of regional metal talent. Nearly ten bands were jammed onto the bill, cranking out condensed sets that wrapped nearly as quickly as they’d begun. Time being a bitch, I sacrificed watching most of these sets (including Western Mass favorite WrenchNeck) in favor of some needed relaxation and chitchat in the adjacent barroom. More...

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Attika 7 Announces New Album Details

In 2011, a shattering force comprised of diversified heavy metal veterans arose amongst the hills of California, rapidly emerging as new, refreshed musical project Attika 7. The fan-dubbed “super group” is set to release debut full-length album, "Blood of My Enemies" on July 31st, 2012 with Rocket Science Ventures in the United States.

Attika 7 features ex-Biohazard vocalist Evan Seinfeld, lead guitarist, notable songwriter and famed (Sons of Anarchy) motorcycle builder Rusty Coones, and bassist Tony Campos, founding member of Static X, who also currently performs in Soulfly, Prong, Possessed, Asesino and Ministry.

“As I embarked on my journey of musical and personal reinvention, the first step was to put together a band of incredible players, with diverse styles and a unified vision to write, record and perform timeless heavy metal, backed by an authentic outlaw lifestyle,” states vocalist Evan Seinfeld. “Second, was to write and demo songs from our hearts and then to align ourselves with an amazing team in Rocket Science/THC for our debut release. Between Kevin, Thom, and the whole RS family, we feel such a strong sense of support and commitment from the label and we are stoked that we have real partners in helping us to launch the Atika 7 Army.” More...

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Alerion Posts Performance Footage Of New Song

Alerion has issued the following announcement about posting performance footage online featuring the band's new vocalist:

"On April 28th we did our second show with Laura on vocals at Capsloc, Capelle aan de IJssel, The Netherlands. The gig was partly filmed and two songs have been posted online.

"Turn of Fate is one, a song which many people already know. The other song, Colourblind, has not been released yet. Finished in 2011, it is still fairly new and has not been performed live a lot.

"Below, you can view both movies. They offer you a glimpse of our sound with Laura on vocals, as well as a song of which no material has been released before. We hope you like the movies." More...

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Aenimus Posts New Album Studio Footage

San Francisco/North Bay metal act Ænimus has posted a second studio update video online. The second video features lead guitarist Brian 'Deebs' James answering questions about writing, recording, and gear, and also contains brief clips of some brand new tracks. Check out the video below.

Brian checked in with the following update on the recording process: "Hey guys, Brian here just checking in from the studio to elaborate on how the recording process has been going. I would love to be able to say that all the guitar parts throughout the album are nearly finished, but sadly, they are not. You see, a perk of being in a DIY band (in terms of recording anyway) is the fact that we can schedule the recording process around our daily lives.

"The only downside to that is it takes much longer than slamming out a 12 track album in a matter of weeks in some studio, while also keeping in mind that we are a 3 guitar band...and that means lots of different layers! Regardless, things are moving along at a steady pace while allowing all of us to work around our busy schedules. In all honestly, I wish we didn't have work, school, lives, etc. so that we could put this album out tomorrow! All of the songs are turning out awesome, and I am beyond stoked to get this thing done so everyone can finally have the opportunity to listen to it. All of the support and feedback we can get will help us immensely. Whether it be good or bad, it will only help us grow as writers, musicians, and most importantly, people."

The band is currently midway through recording the as-yet-untitled debut album at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with drummer/producer Nick Botelho. The track listing is as follows:

1. Asherah's Hourglass
2. The Awakening
3. The Grasp of Ruin
4. Masterpiece
5. Descent Into Chaos
6. Black Malice Construct
7. Black Malice Alchemy
8. Thrive
9. Heavy Lies the Crown
10. Inertia
11. Convictions
12. The Final Delirium More...

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Pyres Releases "Proximity Anxiety" Video Clip

Toronto, Canada based four piece hardcore/sludge act Pyres released a new Demo in February, 2012. The band has now posted a video clip online for the song "Proximity Anxiety," which can be viewed below. You can also stream all four songs from the demo by heading over to the Pyres Bandcamp page here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Proximity Anxiety
2. Atlas Cast No Shadow
3. Absolute Immortal
4. Pink Plastic Guns

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Serj Tankian Posts New Lyric Video

Serj Tankian has revealed the cover art for his new album, "Harakiri," which comes out July 10th. The artwork can be viewed after the jump. Serj Tankian has also now released a lyric video for new single "Figure It Out," available below.

"Harakiri" is now available for pre-order at Serj's webstore. Fans can advance order the album or pick up a limited edition "Harakiri" album bundle which includes a 18' x 24' lithograph poster, download of two bonus tracks (to be delivered on 7/10) and a CD. Both pre-orders come with an instant download of the new single, "Figure It Out." $2 from the sale of each pre-order will be donated to a non-profit organization to fight global hunger.

Last week, it was announced that Serj and the rest of his bandmates in System of a Down will be performing a handful of dates in August. Dates are as follows:

08/02 Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
08/05 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/07 Washington, DC - Verizon Center Arena
08/09 Boston, MA - Comcast Center
08/11 Montreal, QC - Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
08/12 Toronto, ON - Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
08/14 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Amphitheater
08/15 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena More...

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Interview With Aaron Smith Of 7 Horns 7 Eyes

7 Horns 7 Eyes' debut album has been creating quite a buzz already. The progressive death outfit is not unknown; it has already been around for five years. Throughout that time, the group got a deal with a big label, lost and gained members, released one E.P., and gained enough of a fanbase to make "Throes..." an anticipated release. I was able to talk to guitarist Aaron Smith about the lead up to this release, working with Nevermore's Jeff Loomis, and an upcoming tour. More...

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Candlelight Records Offering Free Sampler

Candlelight Records today launches a free label sampler available exclusively from Amazon.com. The 8-song sampler includes previously unreleased material from Falloch, The Rotted, Wodensthrone, Sear Bliss, Woe, Winterfylleth, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, and includes the first single from Ihsahn's new album "Ereminta."

To download the sampler or stream clips from the release, visit head over to this location.

“The Paranoid” is taken from Ihshan's fourth solo album. Set for release June 19th, "Eremita" was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) and features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh).

The inclusion of an early production mix of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder's “Fucking Wild” follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming new album, "Ghostmaker." The Philadelphia-based quartet recently completed a string of regional performances and are now gearing up for dates to support the new album once it hits stores nationwide on June 19th. Guitarist Ryan Moll says, "the title of this track says it all. It’s a rather suiting description of its relentlessness. The lyrics were written by Shawn (Riley) and the title was inspired by some old live Venom recordings."

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All Shall Perish Video Interview Available

Capital Chaos has posted a new video interview online with Mike and Eddie from All Shall Perish. You can check out the video clip in the player available below. All Shall Perish will also be appearing at the upcoming Extremefest 2012 this July, with full details at this location.

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My Name Engraved Posts Studio Video

My Name Engraved has posted a studio video online for the new "Saint the Destroyer" album, which is the second release from the band and recorded again by Daniel Castleman at Lambesis Studios. Check out the video below.

A teaser trailer for "Saint the Destroyer" is also available after the jump. More...

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The Undivine Posts New Album Making-Of Footage

Finland's The Undivine has posted a making-of video clip online for the band's new album "Delusional Noise," which can be viewed below. The track listing is as follows:

Left Cortex - Secretary of Lunacy
1. Columbian Tie
2. Satellite Monarchy
3. 'Til Dreads Come Home
4. Seduction
Right Cortex - Strength, Hope and Fall
5. Landmine Marathon
6. The Walker Experience
7. One Step to Parabellum
8. Balisong Flip
9. Delusional Noise More...

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Shockwave Festival Tour Lineup Announced

Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about the lineup for the upcoming Shockwave Festival tour:

"This summer, one of the most diversified metal tour packages will batter its way through North America! What will be a yearly event, the inaugural Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 is coming for you! Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, the tour will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an eclectic lineup of artists including futuristic metal conjurers Fear Factory and sci-fi thrash legends Voivod as well as Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance to Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged in Flame.

"Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Ampeg, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Artist Arena/fan club pre-sale tickets go on sale today. Public tickets go on sale Saturday May 5 at 10:00am at this location." More...

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Tiamat Posts In-Studio Video

Gothic metal band Tiamat is currently at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm working on a new album to be titled "The Scarred People. The band has now posted a brief video clip from the studio online, which can be viewed at Facebook.

"The Scarred People," Tiamat's upcoming 10th album, will follow the band's 2008 release "Amanathes" (reviewed here).

The album's release is tentatively scheduled for October 2012 through Napalm Records, with more details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Forgotten Tomb Enters The Studio

Italian metal act Forgotten Tomb has now entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to the "Under Saturn Retrograde" album. The band issued the following brief update from the studio:

"1st studio day. 7 drum tracks recorded. We are done with the drums already! Rhythm guitars will follow next week! We'll post a video report in the next days. Cheers!"

Further details on the upcoming new album will be announced as they become available. For more info on the band, head over to the Forgotten Tomb Facebook profile.

Forgotten Tomb will also be appearing at this year's upcoming Extremefest, which is set to take place from July 5th - 7th. Full details are available here.

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Bathory Tribute Album Teaser Available

A new teaser video has been posted online for the upcoming Bathory tribute release "Voices from Valhalla," due out May 2012 via Godreah Records. Check out the clip below.

Bands set to appear on the tribute include The Meads of Asphodel, Old Corpse Road, Skyforger, Darkest Era, and more. Head over to the Godreah Records website for full details.

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Bonded By Blood Offering Free Song Download

Bonded By Blood is offering fans a free download of a brand new track, titled "Restless Mind." The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Aftermath," which is due to be released on July 2nd in Europe and July 3rd in North America. Bonded By Blood frontman Mauro Gonazalez comments:

"We chose 'Restless Mind' as the first single because it showcases a few different elements of the new album. The lyrics are basically about the troubles we go through in modern society, such as insomnia due to stress of high expectations."

Download "Restless Mind" for free now (e-mail address required) through Earache Records at this location.

Bonded By Blood is currently on tour in North America with Kittie, Blackguard, and The Agonist. Bonded By Blood drummer Carlos Regalado updates from the road:

"So far this tour has been an amazing experience! We have made so many new friends and have been enjoying the honor of sharing the stage every night with such awesome bands like The Agonist, Blackguard and, of course, Kittie. So much has happened in just 3 weeks, and we look forward to the next month of shows together. More tours to be announced soon! Be ready for The Aftermath!" More...

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Max Cavalera Talks The History Of Soulfly

Roadrunner has released two more video segments with Soulfly's Max Cavalera discussing the history of the band. The first installment is available here, while parts two and three can be viewed below. Roadrunner also commented:

"In the third installment of our exclusive History Of Soulfly series, Max Cavalera discusses the 'Dark Ages' and 'Conquer' records. It's an intense interview which touches on the death of his friend, Dimebag Darrel, and his grandson in Serbia two days later. He also, however, reveals that the song 'Blood Fire War Hate' was written to poke fun at another band; any guesses who it might be?"

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Bolero Changes Band Name To Vesperia

The following press release has been issued about Bolero changing the band's name to Vesperia:

"With the new year always come changes and challenges and for Ontario, Canada’s Bolero, 2012 has already shaped up to be all about transformation and evolution. Out with the old and in with the new.

"After several months of deep thinking and more than half a decade of live shows, line-up changes and the constant shake-ups in the music industry, the four musicians behind Bolero decided it was time for a big move - a change in name and mentality. Ladies, gentlemen and metal Vikings, we present to you, VESPERIA.

"Continuing to derive influences from thrash, black metal and traditional folk music, Vesperia are not leaving their epic orchestrations, throat-crushing speed nor ear-piercing guitar riffs behind, rather, they’re intensifying each element, adding more energy to their live shows just when fans thought they couldn’t get any more amped up and prepping to release their new demo as Vesperia, entitled 'The Swordsman.'"

“This new name means 'of the land of the evening star' and the word ‘Vesperia’ was one of the proposed names for Canada before our country's name was decided upon,” explained Morgan Rider of the chosen name’s origins. More...

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Nile Video Interview Available

On April 19th, Horns Up Rocks conducted an interview with Nile's Karl Sanders about the band's upcoming album. Check out the clip below.

"At The Gate Of Sethu," the follow-up to Nile’s "Those Whom the Gods Detest," is due out on July 3rd in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was also recently revealed and can be found at this location.

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Nachtmystium Streaming New Single

Nachtmystium recently finished mixing "Silencing Machine," the band's third release for Century Media Records. Prior to this recording session, the band worked on a few other tracks resulting in a two track limited edition single and 7" that will be released on May 15th.

Now, Nachtmystium has teamed up with InvisibleOranges.com to premiere the new track, "As Made," that will be featured on that release. The single will also include a unique cover version of Joy Division's "The Eternal," which features vocals by Chris Connelly [Revolting Cocks, Ministry].

Both tracks will not be included on "Silencing Machine" and will only be available as part of this single. Preorders for the single are available here, and the track "As Made" can be heard at this location.

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Delain To Release New LP In North America

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain announced that the band's forthcoming LP "We Are the Others" will be released in North America this summer through Sensory Records. The band previously announced that the album will be released on June 1, 2012 (Benelux/Germany) and June 4, 2012 (UK/FRA) through CNR Entertainment and Roadrunner Records.

The band is streaming the first single "Get the Devil Out of Me" at this location.

"We Are the Others" will also be available as a limited edition digipack, with four extra tracks. The standard track listing is as follows:

1. Mother Machine
2. Electricity
3. We Are The Others
4. Milk and Honey
5. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
6. I Want You
7. Where Is The Blood (feat. Burton C. Bell)
8. Generation Me
9. Babylon
10. Are You Done With Me
11. Get The Devil Out Of Me
12. Not Enough

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A Vulgar Picture Vocalist In Motorcycle Accident

Welsh act A Vulgar Picture has issued the following announcement about missing the band's scheduled live show for tonight due to vocalist/guitarist Arran Mitchell being in an accident:

"We regret to announce that we have had to pull out of tonight's show in Koopas due to Arran having a motorcycle accident. He is doing well but in a lot of pain. Still though make sure that you all still go and support the other bands on the line up."

For more details on A Vulgar Picture, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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Alaric Streaming Entire Split Release

As the split LP with Oakland's Alaric and Portland's Atriarch is just two weeks from official release via 20 Buck Spin, today BrooklynVegan is streaming the whole thing to gloomify your week right here.

Set for worldwide release on May 15th, the split LP offers three new Alaric tracks on the A-side and two from Atriarch on the B-side, making for nearly a half-hour of brand new material as both bands are diligently crafting their next full-length releases for later this year. The two acts recently completed a short pre-release tour, showcasing new material from the LP to audiences up and down the West Coast. Orders for the split LP are being taken now via 20 Buck Spin.

The track listing is as follows:

Side A (ALARIC):
1. Memory Assault
2. So Far Down
3. Weep
Side B (ATRIARCH):
4. Oblivion
5. Offerings

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U.D.O. Posts "Celebrator" Trailer

German metal legend Udo Dirkschneider (Ex-Accept) posted a trailer for the upcoming U.D.O. 25th Anniversary album entitled "Celebrator." The release will be a collection of unreleased tracks, rare
bonus songs and forgotten teasures. "Celebrator" is scheduled for release on May 4, 2012.

The track listing for the double CD is as follows:

CD 1:

1. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan Bonus)
2. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" recording session)
3. Run! (Remix)
4. Free Or Rebellion (Bonus "Leatherhead" Single)
5. Bleeding Heart ("Dominator" Japan Bonus)
6. The Silencer (Taken from the "Dominator" recording session)
7. Bodyworld (Bonus "Infected" Single) Show lyrics
8. Systematic Madness (Bonus "Infected" Single) Show lyrics
9. Head Over Heels (Hammerall feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
10. Balls To The Wall (Piano Version)
11. Artificialized (Taken from the "Mastercutor" recording session)
12. They Only Come Out At Night (Lordi feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
13. Streets Of Sin (Bonus "Wrong Side Of Midnight" Single) More...

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Frank Schölch Departs Vendetta

Guitarist Frank Schölch (seen in the far left below) has left the German thrash band Vendetta for personal reasons. The band is currently seeking a new guitarist. Schölch played on the 2007 release "Hate" and the 2011 release "Feed the Extermination" (see review here).

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Firewind Posts "Wall Of Sound" Video

Firewind has posted a new official video clip online for the song "Wall Of Sound," which is taken from the upcoming new album "Few Against Many."

The album is set for release via Century Media on May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America), and May 23rd (Japan). A teaser trailer for "Few Against Many" is available at this location.

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Dew-Scented Reveals "Icarus" Artwork

German thrash metallers Dew-Scented have revealed the artwork for their new album "Icarus," to be released in July through Metal Blade Records in Europe. Once again Björn Goosses / Killustrations handled the artwork duties.

Singer Leif Jensen comments on the album title: "The album's main theme could be described a modern-times, very apocalyptic adaptation of elements of the 'Icarus' myth, using a lot of its symbolism while interlinking with several other personal or observant subjects, in true Dew-Scented fashion. Without being close to a 'concept album', 'Icarus' has a pretty coherent lyrical flow and that helps to enhance and also to intentionally enlarge the atmosphere and vibe created by the music."

Check out the first sneak peak video teaser from the studio at this location. "Icarus" was recorded at Soundlodge Studio with Jörg Uken (God Dethroned, Suicidal Angels, Nightfall, etc.) as producer and will be released by late July 2012 via Metal Blade Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in North America. More...

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Eryn Non Dae. Finishes New Album

French act Eryn Non Dae. has announced the band has now completed the mixing and mastering process for an upcoming, as-yet-untitled new full-length album. The follow-up to "Hydra Lernaia" (reviewed here) was recorded at ConKrete Studio.

Some of the announced song titles at this point include "Chrysalis," "The Great Downfall," "Black Obsidian Pyre" and "Scarlet Rising." Full details on the finalized track listing, title, and release date will be announced as they are made available.

In the mean time, you can check out more info on Eryn Non Dae. over at the band's official Facebook profile.

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Cardiac Arrest Releasing New Album

Following 2010's "Haven for the Insane," Chicago-based death metallers Cardiac Arrest are set to return this spring with their fourth full album, aptly titled "Vortex of Violence." Guitarist Tom Knizner had this to say about the release and the recent addition of drummer Nick Gallichio:

"Well, the new Cardiac Arrest album, "Vortex of Violence" is about to be unleashed. We have been relatively quiet about this release until now. No need to bore anyone with the details why. 'Vortex of Violence' was completed in early 2011 and we decided to sit on it until we felt the time was right. 2011 brought about a line-up change and we decided to work with our new drummer, Nick Gallichio, rather than push an album or do extensive live stuff. 2011 was a tough but rewarding year for us, and we look forward to 2012. Cardiac Arrest will again perform live a handful of times in 2012, so be sure to catch us when you can. Cheers and beers!"

Guitarist/vocalist Adam Scott added the following: "Alright ladies and gentlemen, it's with pleasure we give you 'Vortex of Violence,' our new album which will once again be released on Ibex Moon Records. Not gonna sit and yammer about how 'this is our greatest album to date' because everyone says that and I'm sure you're sick of hearing that. We hope you enjoy the eleven tracks of heart stopping death rot that ooze from your speakers!! Til next time - let the blood flow freely!"

"Vortex of Violence" will be released on May 22nd via Ibex Moon Records. Cardiac Arrest has made the track "Primitive Lunacy" available for streaming on its ReverbNation page, or check it out below.
Cardiac Arrest has announced the following live dates, including a hometown show with the legendary Autopsy, along with Cianide, Bones and Reign Inferno, next weekend (Saturday, May 5th). The band will have copies of Vortex of Violence on hand at the show.

May 5th @ Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, IL w/ Autopsy, Cianide, Bones, and Reign Inferno
June 23rd, 2012 - Goregon Massacre III @Garage Land - Portland, OR
July 14th - Central Illinois Metalfest @ The Canopy Club - Urbana, IL
October 27th - A Day of Death 2012 @ Club Infinity - Williamsville, NY

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Illdisposed To Record New Album

Last month Denmark's Illdisposed released a new digital compilation album titled "The Best Of Illdisposed 2004-2011." The band has now announced it is finished writing for a proper upcoming full-length release, and the group will hit Antfarm Studio with Tue Madsen to begin recording on May 18th, 2012.

Further details on the new album will be announced as they are made available. Illdisposed is also heading out on tour tomorrow, with info available in the tour poster below. More...

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Mammoth Mammoth Streaming Three Tracks

Australian retro rockers Mammoth Mammoth are streaming three songs from their upcoming second full-length release "Volume III - Hell's Likely" over at the Soda Shop. This marks the third release for Mammoth Mammoth, whose song "Let's Roll" was featured on the soundtrack of the 2010 picture "The Loved Ones." Check out more songs from the band over at ReverbNation.

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Heresies 2012 Compilation Streaming

Crucial Blast Records is streaming its brand new compilation Heresies 2012 over at Bandcamp. It features 23 tracks, many of which have not been released yet, from artists ranging from electronic dub doom to ambient noise and crude black metal. Check out the tracklisting of Heresies 2012 below and stream the songs in the widget. Learn more about Crucial Blast Records by visiting its Facebook page.

1. GNAW THEIR TONGUES – Hic Est Enim Calix Sanguinis Mei 06:46
2. IRON FOREST – Mountain of Teeth 04:43
3. HUSERE GRAV – Serpent Saviour 03:12
4. THEOLOGIAN – Abandon All Hope 14:37
5. WOLD – We Kill for Her 04:43
6. RECLUSA – Dead In The Eyes 06:13
7. TIMEMOTHEYE – Witchwalker 04:09
8. FECALOVE – Darwin II 04:26
9. LUCIFER'S FORESKIN – Satanic Evil 02:42
10. MORS SONAT – The Sweet Long Legs Of Hate 05:43
11. GLASS COFFIN – Tongue Of The Dog 03:03
12. CROWN OF BONE – Blood Chalice 04:52
13. LUASA RAELON – Messenger 04:08
14. PROJECT:VOID – Leech 03:34
15. FUNERARY CALL – Transference From The Void 09:42
16. EHNAHRE – Animals 04:53
17. PUSDRAINER – Grinding My Teeth Into Dust 03:33
18. KORPERSCHWACHE – Burning Man 05:13
19. SUTCLIFFE JUGEND – Feeding The Mouth That Bites You 07:14
20. T.O.M.B. – Serpent Moon Seance 04:42
21. YAMI KURAE – Il Ballo delle Teste 04:03
22. ROTORVATOR – Domenica 05:09
23. ACTUARY – Baptized In Flames 10:14


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Mnemic Streams New Track

Danish modern metallers Mnemic are streaming the new track "I've Been You" from the forthcoming fifth release "Mnemesis." The release date for the album has not yet been announced, but it is expected later this year through Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out "I've Been You" here:

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Helloween Posts In Studio Video For New LP

German power metal legends Helloween posted the first in studio video of the band recording the follow up to the 2010 release "Seven Sinners." In this video drummer Dani Löble does a short recording and talk announcing the band has started work on the new album at MiSueno Studios.

Check out the video here:

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DieVanity Unveils Album Art & Track Listing

Italian progressive rock/metal band DieVanity announced that its first full length release will be entitled "Ordinary Death Of Something Beautiful." The album is set for release on June 22, 2012 through logic(il)logic Records.

The track listing for "Ordinary Death Of Something Beautiful" is as follows:

1. Insert Coin
2. Curtains Fall
3. Soldiers
4. Promise In Words
5. Deadline
6. Kill Vanity
7. The Flag
8. Something Wrong
9. What We Call Love
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Zodiac N Black Streaming Recent Album

London band Zodiac N Black is streaming all ten songs from its recent album "The Aftermyth" over on Bandcamp. Zodiac N Black plays an interesting blend of stoner metal and prog rock, among other things. The band will be performing at the O2 Academy in Birmingham with BuryTheLadybird, O.W.L.S., The KI and Black Russian on May 5th. Zodiac N Black also has gigs at the Hydrant in Brighton on May 7th and in London at Nambucca on May 18th. Stream "The Aftermyth" below.

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Communic Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Norwegian power/progressive band Communic posted behind the scenes footage on the new music video for "Facing Tomorrow" from the latest LP "The Bottom Deep." The album was released in July 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. The music video is expected for release on May 10, 2012.

Check out the footage here:

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