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Metal News for May 21, 2011

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Artania Announces "Night Shall Crown Ye" Release

Russian symphonic black metal act Artania has announced the band's "Night Shall Crown Ye" album will be released on May 31st, 2011 through Graillight Productions. In the mean time, you can check out some of Artania's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Alchemic Dream (Demonic Mantra)
2. Night Shall Crown Ye
3. Mysteries Of Order Of Priorate Zion
4. Liturgy In Black Colours
5. San-Grinyol (Theatre Of Death)
6. Fogs Of Withes’ Heath
7. …Towards Northern Wind
8. Thirteenth Sign Of Nostradamus
9. Secrets Of The Moon

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Mutilated Evilution Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Croatian metal act Mutilated Evilution performing the songs "Human Machines" and "Yet Another War." You can check out the first clip below and the second is available after the jump.

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Sepultura Video Interview Available

BrutalBroadcast.com has posted a video interview online with Sepultura's Andreas Kisser, in which he discusses the departure of Max and Igor, as well as the band's new album. You can check out the clip below.

Sepultura also recently posted the title track from the new album "Kairos" online, which can be heard here. The album will be released on June 24th in Europe with a North American release of July 12th to follow.

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Saxon Announces New Album Release Dates

After postponing the release of the new album "Call to Arms," Saxon has now announced updated release dates. "Call To Arms" will drop on the following dates:

June 3rd: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway

June 6th: UK, Finland, Denmark

June 8th: Greece, Poland

June 10th: France

The U.K. pre-order for the album is available here, or you can check out Saxon's latest video road report at this location.

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Descend Into Despair Offering EP As Free Download

After recently revealing the artwork for the new EP "Vanity Devotion," Romanian act Descend Into Despair is now offering the EP as a free download. The band issued the following brief statement:

"After a lot of hard work and dedication we finally finished a material of which we are very proud of. Download our 5 track EP by following this link."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Introduction (2:17)
2. Dreams of Sorrow (5:08)
3. There Are No Roses at My Funeral (7:53)
4. Drowning in My Own Ethereal Realm (6:37)
5. The Day the Sun Turned to Black (8:36)

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Destruction Decimates San Antonio Crowd

One of Germany’s Big Three thrash bands, Destruction, once again brought its unique brand of thrash/speed metal back to San Antonio, Texas. With nearly 30 years under their bulleted belts, the Teutonic veterans hoped their longevity and legendary cult status would result in a massive gathering of denim-n-leather-gauntlet-fisted bangers.

This would not be the case, though. Even an impressive array of suitable acts that included the return of second-wave Cali Bay thrashers Heathen, the Texas thrash collective Warbeast, German black thrashers Nocturnal and more thrash in Witchhaven failed to bring in the masses on this Tuesday night. However, the dismal turn out did not stop the small-but-loyal crowd from acting like complete maniacs.

What might turn out to be the best thrash tour of the year encountered problems at its Central Texas stop a couple weeks before the event. Originally slated to appear at the Dirty Dog in Austin, the show moved to Backstage Live in San Antonio. Austinites complained about the drive, the lack of quality beer and parking fees. Many from the area with plans of attending the Austin show didn’t make the trek to SA. Those close to the promoter, Motorbreath Entertainment, stated that Austin would have resulted in an even poorer turnout. San Antonio is a bigger city and supposedly, the metal capital of the world, but it didn’t live up to its name on this night. More...

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Ipsissimus On "The Way of Descent"

In the wake of the release of "The Way of Descent," black metal band Ipsissimus discusses the concepts behind the brutal, nihilist new album. Recently signed to Metal blade Records, the band talks about working with "sonic alchemist" Jeff Weed on the production of their album, and whether black metal can be understood as a musical style or all encompassing frame of mind.

The band members also shared their thoughts on the Coptic language, ritual imagery, and other sleaze-rock and black metal projects members are currently collaborating on.

Read on to hear Ipsissimus on black metal, blasphemy, and the aesthetic of Satanism. More...

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Hammerfall Debuts New Music Video

Swedish heavy metal act Hammerfall have released a new music video for its ballad track "Send Me A Sign." The song is taken from the band's latest release "Infected." You can view the video in the player below.

Hammerfall's video clip for "One More Time" is also available for viewing by navigating over to this location.

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War From A Harlots Mouth Concert Footage Posted

New live concert footage has made its way online that features German technical metal act War From A Harlots Mouth performing in Vienna, Austria. You can view the clips for the tracks "The Polyglutamine Pact" and "To Age and Obsolete" in the players below.



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Omnium Gatherum Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online featuring vocalist Jukka Pelkonen and guitarist Markus Vanhala of Omnium Gatherum. You can view the interview in the player below.

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Virgin Steele Releases New Music Video

New York heavy metal act Virgin Steele has posted another new music video online. The video was comprised for the track "By The Hammer Of Zeus (And The Wrecking Ball Of Thor)," and comes off the band's latest album, "The Black Light Bacchanalia", which was released last November through SPV/Steamhammer Records. You can view the video in the player below.

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Keep Of Kalessin Live Footage Posted Online

Some new live concert footage has been posted online featuring European death metal act Keep Of Kalessin performing its track "Judgement" in Denver, Colorado. You can view the footage in the player below.

You can also find a recent interview with Keep of Kalessin by heading over to this location.

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