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Metal News for May 23, 2013

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Celebrating Excess

This week we are celebrating new videos that encompass excess. Drugs, girls, and lots of drinking are a good start for a celebration. The addition of leather, sex, and MURDER makes this a party. More...

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Destroyers Of All Streaming New EP

Destroyers Of All has posted the "Into The Fire" EP online for streaming, which can be heard via Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Beginning of the End (Intro) 01:00
2. Soul Retrieval 06:09
3. Into the Fire 03:46
4. M4 06:53
5. Astral Projection 05:38
6. Nothing Left 01:33 More...

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Nidingr Performance Video Available

Bunker Web TV has posted a video clip online of Nidingr performing live. Check out the clip below. Nidingir released latest album "Greatest of Deceivers" in November of 2012.

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Power Theory Recruits New Vocalist

Pure Steel Records artist Power Theory from Philadelphia, PA is very pleased to announce Jeff Rose (Livesay, Present Darkness) as new lead vocalist

Guitarist Bob Ballinger comments: "I have followed Jeff from the NY/Phila Metal scene for a few years now and we have mutual friends in the scene, Jeff contacted us via our publicist Susi 'Rocket Queen' Mueller.

"We had a few really talented vocalists contact us about the open position over the last few weeks but Jeff stood out the most with his detailed breakdown of the material we asked him to learn and constant communication, and he basically nailed our live set in 6 days. Jeff brings a new dimension to the band with his power and range."

Now with Jeff Rose on vocals and Nygil Hoch on lead guitar, Power Theory will play a warm-up show at Mojo 13 in Claymont, Delaware with Pure Steel label mates Widow on June 22nd.

The band will return home to the studio to complete the album "Driven by Fear" with executive producer Peter Baltes (Accept), engineer Matt DiFabio (Single Bullet Theory), and with mixing handled by Carlos Alveraz (ShadowDance).

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Iron Tongue Streams New Track

In less than a week, Iron Tongue will proudly present debut full-length "The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown" to the public via Neurot Recordings.

In preparation of its release, a brand new hymn from the album is available, as Invisible Oranges unfurls the LP’s gritty fourth track “Moon Unit.” Check it out here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the new album:

"Set to hit North American store shelves this Tuesday, May 28th, The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown harnesses over forty-five minutes of seven-piece Arkansas-based outfit Iron Tongue’s soulful, bluesy, and undeniably honest modern take on classic American rock, each track a legit tale of sorrow, regret and painful days past, as well as a harbinger of more rough days to come. The stories were chronicled by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis, etc) at Wolfman Studios, owned by guitarist Jason Tedford, the band completed by guitarist Mark Chiaro, bassist Andy Warr, drummer Stan James, keyboardist JR Top, vocalist Stephanie Smittle, and fronted by Rwake vocalist Chris 'CT' Terry."

Comments James of the new track, “This tune has all facets of Iron Tongue on display and showcases some of our influences. We are stoked to give you ‘Moon Unit’ to chew on until the record is out next week!"

Catch the band live:

5/28/2013 M.F. Music – Bryant, AR w/ J. Baker * acoustic set
5/31/2013 White Water Tavern – Little Rock, AR Record Release Show More...

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Carpathian Forest Cancels MDF Appearance

Carpathian Forest has been forced to cancel the band's appearance at the 2013 Maryland Death Fest due to problems obtaining a visa. The band's publicist comments:

"Carpathian Forest front man Nattefrost is one more in the long line of Scandinavian black metal musicians who have been unable to gain entry into the United States due to the labyrinthine and draconian immigration laws that have so often denied U.S. fans the opportunity to see their favorite European bands.

"Despite this setback, Carpathian Forest, whose remaining four members had been granted visas, was still aiming to appear at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on the 26th May as scheduled, but as a four-piece, with guitarist BloodPervertor taking on vocals. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, the embassy was not able to return drummer Kobro’s passport in time for the band to leave, and Carpathian Forest has therefore been forced to pull out of the festival completely. However, three members – guitarists Tchort and BloodPervertor and bassist Vrangsinn will attend and will be available to talk to fans.

"It is only under very exceptional circumstances that Carpathian Forest plays without Nattefrost, the only other occasion having been when BloodPervertor stepped in to cover vocals on a handful of dates during the No Mercy Tour in 2004 when Nattefrost broke his collar bone." More...

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Cerna Streams New Track

In anticipation of its impending release next week, today New Noise Magazine offers up a stream of “Restoring Life” from instrumental post-blackened solo project Cerna. Check it out here or via the player below.

The tune comes by way of Cerna's debut of the same name. Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2011 by Cody McCoy of ambient prog exhibitionists The Omega Experiment, Cerna is a cerebral, multi-dimensional sound expedition self-described as “a musical expression of the many elements missing in modern music today.”

"Restoring Life" was recorded in Tecumseh, Michigan with engineer Ashton Parsons and centers itself around the perpetual hardships of existence through its consuming layers of sonic darkness. At once melancholic yet nostalgic, the record delivers voiceless hymns of self-reflection, the changing seasons, and the harsh realism of love and loss.

“I recorded this album in about 10 days. I was incredibly rushed and forced to perform twelve-hour sessions on the regular,” McCoy elaborates. “It was incredibly stressful at first but as the album came together I lost track of all time and was overwhelmed with excitement. It was such a surreal feeling, hearing my music played back to me… Though I did find myself over contemplating things as well as re-writing entire sections. This would typically happen at about 5:00 am. I’m guessing it was because I was delusional, starving and exhausted. These sort of things happen when you’re sitting in a studio that long, pumping every ounce of creativity you have into a four-bar section.” More...

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Dark Nation Releases New Music Video

South Dakota's Dark Nation has posted a music video online for the song "Last Breath," which comes off the album "Land of the Dead." Check it out below. You can also find more info on the band via Facebook here.

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Wretchedpain Streaming "Hatriot"

Wretchedpain has posted the song "Hatriot" online, which features a guest appearance by Jon Howard of Threat Signal. Check out the track below. The track will appear on a new EP from Wretchedpain, which will have the following track listing:

1. Hatriot (Featuring Jon Howard of Threat Signal)
2. Cleansed In Fire
3. Laced With Cyanide
4. The Hell You Seek (Featuring Kris Norris of Threat Signal/Ex-Darkest Hour)
5. The Lessons Of The Wise And Dumb (Featuring Robert Meadows of A Life Once Lost and John Bechdel of Ministry/Ex-Fear Factory) More...

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A Universe Within Streaming Full Album

Virginia five piece metal outfit A Universe Within has posted the band's entire "Nemesis" album online for streaming. Check out the entire album at Facebook here. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Discovery - 8:01
2. Mission Parameters - 9:39
3. Surrogate Savior - 6:51
4. Cronus Exile - 9:39
5. Voyager - 8:17
6. Perihelion - 2:09
7. Hyperion Rising - 16:35 More...

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Arceye Reveals New Album Details

U.K. death thrashers Arceye have released details for their upcoming sophomore album "At First Light." The album will be released worldwide on August 7th via Hostile Media. The band comments:

"This album we feel we have really trimmed the fat on our songwriting and made it the best it could be! If we didn't think that it kicked ass it didn't make the cut! We also stepped up the production value, recording the drums In Foel studios and working with Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Cradle Of Filth, Amon Amarth, Gamma Bomb) on the mix and master. The Meaning of 'At First Light' is a representation of where we felt we were as a band when we were writing the album. Since our last release we have gained two new members, both with a writing influence and we've developed more of a vision of the music we wanted to play."

"At First Light" is the follow up to Arceye's debut album "The Divide Between Chaos & Order." The album art can be seen below and was created by none other than Craig Mackay of the band himself. Arceye comments: More...

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Dope Stars Inc. Tracks Coming To APB Reloaded

Game developer Reloaded Productions and industrial rock band Dope Stars Inc. have signed an agreement to bring three tracks from the band's latest album "UltraWired" to the APB Reloaded soundtrack.

The tracks "Lies Irae," "No Life Belongs To You," and "We Are The New Ones" will be added to APB Reloaded in the near future as part of a ongoing update to the game's diverse soundtrack.

"UltraWired," the band's latest album, contains numerous references to gaming, the internet, sci-fi, conspiracy theories, cyberpunk and virtual worlds. Fans can pay whatever they wish to download "UltraWired" directly from the band's website.

The following press release was also issued about APB Reloaded: "APB Reloaded is the ultimate online multiplayer cops and robbers game, with over 4 million players worldwide. The game pits the forces of law and order against a city full of criminal gangs. Gamers have to compete, complete missions and collaborate with others to ensure their side wins – by whatever means necessary."

Victor Love of Dope Stars Inc. says, “Making music is all about self-expression. APB Reloaded lets gamers all around the world express themselves and be whoever they want to be in a virtual online world where the forces of good and evil clash every single day. Gaming and cyberculture sit side by side as the new virtual reality for millions. They're all UltraWired. We're happy to be making the streets of San Paro sound better.”

Michael Boniface, the Managing Director of Reloaded Productions, says, “We couldn't be happier to have Dope Stars Inc. contributing tracks to APB Reloaded. We're constantly updating the game to bring new content and new challenges to players, seeking to make the game better, more exciting and more fun. The soundtrack is a big part of the experience. We've got big plans for music within the game and having Dope Stars Inc. tracks in there is a phenomenal first step.”

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Vista Chino Signs To Napalm Records

Vista Chino, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss), has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The album is set for an early fall release. More details, including album title, artwork, and track listing will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Vocalist John Garcia said the following: "Kyuss Lives is now Vista Chino!...it feels great just to write that....and to say it out loud, feels even better. Now that our relationship with Napalm Records is official; it's time to forget about the past year, move forward, and execute our original plan, which was to make kick ass music and tour the world!

Drummer Brant Bjork added: "We look forward to working with Napalm Records and we anticipate great support in rolling out the Vista Chino rock."

Thomas Caser, Head Of A&R at Napalm Records commented on the signing: "It's with great pride we announce the signing of Vista Chino. After all the band has been through they are ready to rock! We at Napalm Records are thrilled to work with such talented artists and look forward to a long-lasting cooperation! More...

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Cult Of Luna Posts Remixed Track

Sweden’s Cult of Luna today reveals a new remix from producer Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu). Broadrick tackles the 18+-minute track “Vicarious Redemption” from Cult of Luna’s recent studio album, "Vertikal." Check out the track below.

"It was both a pleasure and a challenge to work on such an sprawling epic song,” Broadrick commented. “(There was) so much material to choose from and to attempt to refocus in my own context, and a challenge to make something new and concise which resonates like the original."

"When I was 14 years old, my friend taught my how to play guitar,” adds Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson. “We spent hours listening to songs and then trying to play them. One of the records he had was the Streetcleaner LP that since has been continuously in my rotation for almost 20 years, so listening to Justin’s remix of 'Vicarious Redemption' kind of felt like going full circle. Justin has created something new with the elements of the song which, in my opinion, is the only way to justify a remix."

Cult of Luna is in the midst of an extensive worldwide touring schedule with plans in the works to bring the band to the Unites States later in 2013. More...

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Cryogen Launches Kickstarter To Fund New Album

Cryogen, the melodic death metal band from Denver, CO including Greg Burgess of Allegaeon (Metal Blade Records), has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to support the band's upcoming full length album.

Details on the campaign are available right here. A pre-production demo track of one of the new songs off the album is available on the Kickstarter page.

This will be the 6th studio release from Cryogen. The band has enlisted Colin Marks (Whitechapel, Scar Symmetry, Allegaeon, Sylosis) to handle the artwork duties for this record, while mastering will be handled by Alan Douches of West West Side Music (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Shadows Fall, Job for a Cowboy, Nile).

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Evan Brewer Announces New Solo Album

On July 16th, Evan Brewer (The Faceless) will release his sophomore solo album, "Your Itinerary," which features the additions of piano, drums, and guitars. According to a press release, this new effort is "more digestible than its predecessor, but also provides more depth and breathing room for Brewer to get even more adventurous with his instrument. Evan Brewer is a true enigma and with Your Itinerary he further proves that he is one of the most forward-thinking, talented bassists around today."

Brewer states: “As many of you already know, my first album Alone was made entirely using the bass guitar and no other instruments. That recording has a very special place in my heart, but I knew going into that process that it was going to be a one-time thing. As an artist I feel it's important to grow and evolve, so I fully plan on every album I make being quite a bit different than the previous ones.

“I am really proud to reunite with Navene Koperweis on this disc as he is an incredible multi instrumentalist and producer. Many will know him as the original drummer of Animals as Leaders or even further back as a founding member, drummer, writer and bandmate of mine in the band Animosity. As for his contribution to this record, he did all the drums, electronic elements and helped me with production and mastering. His contribution to this whole process was immense. More...

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Disgorge Announces New Lineup

San Diego death metal band Disgorge has been hard at work on the band's fifth album release and will be touring throughout the year.

Disgorge has also just announced new member changes that will solidify a strong touring and recording lineup. The band has added Diego Soria on bass and Angel Ochoa on vocals.

The new lineup will perform for the first time together at The Vault in Temecula, California on June 6th, 2013 where Disgorge will co-headline alongside All Shall Perish for Danny Kenny’s (Suicide Silence) birthday bash.

Disgorge formed in 1992 and is currently signed to Unique Leader Records. Recently Disgorge inked a deal with Extreme Management Group and the band comments: “Disgorge is proud to announce a deal with Extreme Management Group, Inc. has been signed. The band is very honored to join EMG’s roster of elite talent.”

After the tragic loss of bassist Ben Marlin in 2008, Disgorge put the band on hold, in 2011 the group reformed with thoughts of a new album.

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No Second Chance Signs With Eulogy

No Second Chance has inked a deal with Eulogy Records for the release of a new album next year. The following press release was issued about the band:

"No Second Chance is a hardcore band hailing from London, UK - Formed in January 2010 the band has had a heavy tour schedule since forming and has covered many miles across the majority of Europe and the US East Coast.

"The band plays a dark blend of heavy hardcore, trimmed of any subtleties featuring a combination of rabid speed, chugging 2-step parts and immense breakdowns and regularly address themes of anger, frustration, and longing for something more than the hand life has dealt.

"No Second Chance recently released third offering, 'Face Reality,' on Rucktion Records in the UK having previously had a release on Belgium's Goodlife Recordings and continue to hit the European roads for the remainder of the year ahead of plans to return to the US in early 2014.

"The band's Eulogy Recordings debut is expected to be released worldwide by Eulogy sometime early 2014. We are very excited to have such a great band representing the Eulogy name in the UK and all over the world."

No Second Chance is:

Stu Hughes - Vocals
Alec Chaney - Guitar
David Haddock - Guitar
Kirill Drobovits - Bass

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Striker Recruits New Guitarist

Striker reveals today that Tim Brown has joined the band as a new guitarist. Tim is the brother of Adam, the band's drummer.

He is the former lead guitarist of Canadian female fronted band Kobra and the Lotus (Simmons Records/Universal) as well as local band Sixguns Over Tombstone, which he grew up playing in with Adam.

Guitarist Chris Segger commented on Tim joining the band: "Please welcome our new guitarist Tim Brown!! We're thrilled to have Adam's brother join us in time for our upcoming Canadian tour and look forward to seeing you all on the road \m/"

Striker is currently on tour in Canada. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...

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Butcher Babies Reveals New Album

Butcher Babies is proud to announce the July 9th release for "Goliath" on Century Media Records. The Los Angeles-based band wrapped up a tour with Marilyn Manson in late-February and went straight into the studio with producer Josh Wilbur [Gojira, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed].

"Working with Josh Wilbur was an incredible experience because he helped us explore ourselves as musicians and further develop the unique sound that is the Butcher Babies," says the band of the recording experience. "Being a debut album, this has been in the works since we were young, and we are so proud to have created a collaboration of all our personal influences into one complete sound."

The track listing is as follows:

1. I Smell A Massacre
2. Magnolia Blvd.
3. C8H18 (Gasoline)
4. Grim Sleeper
5. Goliath
6. In Denial
7. Give Me Reason
8. The Mirror Never Lies
9. Dead Poet
10. The Deathsurround
11. Axe Wound

Butcher Babies will celebrate the album's release as part of this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where the group will be a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and spend the summer alongside heavyweights including Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Machine Head, Mastodon, and Amon Amarth. The tour kicks off June 29 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA and runs through August 4 in Dallas, TX - see complete itinerary below. More...

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Impending Doom To Headline Scream The Prayer Tour

Impending Doom has been announced as the headliner for the 2013 "Scream the Prayer" tour. The bill will also feature Gideon, Wolves at the Gate, Fit for a King, The Great Commission, The Overseer, Silent Planet, and Those Who Fear. The dates are as follows:

6/30/13 | Springfield, VA | Empire
7/01/13 | Charlotte, NC | Amos
7/02/13 | Louisville, KY | Vernon Club
7/03/13 | Nashville, TN | Rockettown
7/05/13 | Jacksonville, FL | Murray Hill Theater
7/06/13 | Orlando, FL | H2O Live!
7/07/13 | Douglasville, GA | The Seven Venue
7/12/13 | San Antonio, TX | White Rabbit
7/13/13 | Dallas, TX | The Door
7/14/13 | Springfield, MO | Outland Ballroom
7/15/13 | Columbus, OH | Alrosa Villa
7/16/13 | Joliet, IL | Mojoe's More...

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Walking Corpse Syndrome Streaming Full Album

Walking Corpse Syndrome has posted the full "Alive In Desolation" album (reviewed here) online for streaming. Check out the release in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Minion
2. The Individualist
3. Walking Sacrifice
4. Pushing the Grey
5. Choke
6. Forsaken
7. Captive
8. Inhumanity

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Chariots Of The Gods Announces Tour Dates

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods will be hitting the road this summer for the "Ride The Tides Tour" in promotion of debut full-length album "Tides of War" (reviewed here).

You can stream the album at Bandcamp here or catch the band live:

June 19 - The Belle Pub - Belleville, ON
June 20 - The Doors Pub - Hamilton, ON
June 21 - The Atria - Oshawa, ON w/ Fatality, Buried Out Back, Darkness in Aurora, Black Concept
June 22 - The Spill - Peterborough, ON
June 23 - Bovine Sex Club - Toronto, ON
June 27, 2013 - Gatineau Midsummer Fest - Gatineau, QC
August 14 - TBA - Ottawa, ON
August 15 - Cafe Chaos - Montreal, QC
August 16 - L'Agitee - Quebec City, QC
August 17 - Grind Your Mind Open Air - Notre-Dame-Du-Bon-Conseil, QC
August 18 - Rock Cafe Stage - Trois-Rivières, QC More...

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Lord Dying Releases New Lyric Video

Oregon's Lord Dying has announced "Summon the Faithless" is set for release July 9th via Relapse Records. Today the band has posted a lyric video for the title track, which can be found below.

The band has also confirmed a CD Release Show on July 9th in Portland, OR at the White Owl Social Club. Support on the show will come from Norska. Look for a summer tour to be announced shortly. The album's track listing is:

1. In a Frightened State of Gnawed Dismemberment
2. Summoning the Faithless
3. Greed is Your Horse
4. Descend Into External
5. Dreams of Mercy
6. Perverse Osmosis
7. Water Under a Burning Bridge
8. What is Not...is

Catch the band live:

May 23rd Seattle, WA Chop Suey w/ Glose, Tacos!
July 9th Portland, OR @ The White Owl Social Club w/Norska More...

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Gaza Members Form New Band Cult Leader

After calling it quits earlier this year, Gaza has now posted the following message online about the members forming a new band:

"Some of us continue to make music together. The new band is Cult Leader. Our first show is with Full of Hell, Seven Sisters of Sleep, and Rile at the The Shred Shed SLC. Thank you, and kindly continue to fuck yourselves."

Details on the first Cult Leader show can be found at Facebook here.

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Hardcore Superstar Announces New Tour Dates

After the first leg of Hardcore Superstar's “C’mon Take On Me” tour, the group will take more live celebrations to other corners of Europe in November/December – in the course of a co-headliner tour with L.A. based rockers Buckcherry, including full sets of both bands. Catch Hardcore Superstar live:

Co-headliner tour with Buckcherry
08.11. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
09.11. D Berlin - Columbia Club
10.11. A Vienna - Szene
12.11. D Munich - Backstage
13.11. CH Zürich - Plaza
15.11. I Roncade - New Age Club
16.11. I Bologna - Estragon
17.11. I Milan - Alcatraz
19.11. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
20.11. F Vaureal - Le Forum
06.12. B Vosselaar - Biebob
07.12. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
08.12. D Hamburg - Markthalle More...

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Carcass Signs With Nuclear Blast

British extreme metal legends Carcass have signed to Nuclear Blast Records for the world (excluding Japan). "Surgical Steel," the band’s first studio release since the 1996 LP "Swansong," was produced by Colin Richardson and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap.

Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band's current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger the Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when "Surgical Steel" is released this Fall worldwide.

Carcass has released the following statement regarding these new found partners in medical deviancy: "We are pleased to announce that we have found the perfect home for Surgical Steel, the first Carcass album for, what, eighteen years?! We've inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for our new baby. More...

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Beyond The Morninglight To Release New EP

Beyond the Morninglight, which was covered in the Norwegian edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has announced the band's upcoming release will be an EP titled "Lifelines."

This release follows the band's previous full-length "Liberation" (reviewed here). The "Lifelines" EP track listing will be as follows:

1. Lifelines Part One
2. Lifelines Part Two
3. Looking Back
4. Ashes

Beyond the Morninglight is also working on a music video for "Looking Back," to be released in July. Further details on the EP release will be announced as they are made available.

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Red Fang To Release New Album

Red Fang will return this fall with an as-yet-untitled third studio album. The Portland-based group is currently in the studio finishing the disc with producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon).

The band comments: “We’re hyper excited about this new album. The basic tracks are like rabid monkeys we’re wrangling at Type Foundry in our hometown of Portland, OR. Producer Chris Funk has almost been amputated twice. Surprise guests abound! We’re in the final moments before all systems are go on this sucker. Dig people!”

On Friday, May 24th, Red Fang will head to the picturesque Gorge Amphitheater outside Seattle for the band's first festival appearance this year at Sasquatch. Red Fang will then hit the road for a European trek through mid July with festival stops at Sonisphere, Download, Hellfest, Reload, Full Force, Open Air and Eistenaflug among others. Expect the group to announce a full U.S. run for late summer. More...

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Asking Alexandria Announces New Album Release

Asking Alexandria has announced "From Death to Destiny" is set for an August 6th release. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"At the end of the day, Asking Alexandria personify what rock 'n' roll is all about. Make no mistake about it. The group's anxiously awaited third full-length album for Sumerian Records, From Death to Destiny, is a rock record in the purest sense.

"Available August 6, everything has been amped up—from the distortion to the danger. The first single, 'The Death of Me,' cruises from guttural guitar assault and battery into one of singer Danny Worsnop's catchiest choruses yet.

"Whether it’s the sleazy sex or booze-fueled mayhem, the band transforms experiences into anthems this time around. Buckle up because this going to be one hell of a ride From Death to Destiny.

Check out "The Death of Me" below and stay tuned to the band's Facedbook for all tour dates and new album pre-order bundle info to be launched soon. More...

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Revocation Unveils New Album Details

Revocation has confirmed an August 6th release date for the band's new self-titled album via Relapse Records. This is the group's 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger.

Today the band has unveiled the artwork and track listing for the album. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile) and can be viewed below.

Revocation will be taking part in this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillenger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. The tour starts July 19th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 20th in Portland, OR. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows leading up to the Summer Slaughter and immediately following the tour. All dates are listed below.

The "Revocation" track listing is:

1. The Hive
2. Scattering the Flock
3. Arch Fiend
4. Numbing Agents
5. Fracked
6. The Gift You Gave
7. Invidious
8. Spastic
9. Entombed By Wealth
10. A Visitation More...

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Dark Tranquillity Streaming "Endtime Hearts"

On the precipice of releasing the new LP "Construct" on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records, Dark Tranquillity has unleashed another new song - "Endtime Hearts" (heard below).

The track listing for "Construct" is as follows:

1. For Broken Words (streaming here)
2. The Science Of Noise
3. Uniformity
4. The Silence In Between
5. Apathetic
6. What Only You Know
7. Endtime Hearts
8. State Of Trust
9. Weight Of The End
10. None Becoming
11. Immemorial (bonus track)
12. Photon Dreams (bonus track)

Check out "Endtime Hearts": More...

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Mercenary Streaming Title Track To New LP

Danish melodic death metal act Mercenary is streaming the title track to the band's upcoming new release "Through Our Darkest Days." The album is the band's seventh full length studio release was recorded at Hansen Studios with long time collaborator and friend of the band, the famed producer Jacob Hansen. The album drops on July 26, 2013 via NoiseArt Records.

At the end of this month, the band embarks on a headline tour with Omnium Gatherum, the dates of which can be found at this location.

The track list for "Through Our Darkest Days" is:

1. A New Dawn
2. Welcome the Sickness
3. Through Our Darkest Days
4. Dreamstate Machine
5. A Moment of Clarity
6. Beyond This Night
7. Starving Eyes
8. Generation Hate
9. Forever The Unknown

Check out the title track here: More...

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True Widow Posts In Studio Video Clip

Texas trio True Widow posted an in studio clip for the band's upcoming new LP "Circumambulation." The album is due to drop on July 19th (Germany/Benelux), July 22nd (UK/World) and July 23rd 2013 (North America) via Relapse Records. The album's artwork can be seen below. "Circumambulation" was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas with producer Matt Pence.

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Dew-Scented Posts Studio Preview Clip

Dew-Scented posted a studio preview clip featuring the track "Guided By the Dead Light." The song is a new track recorded for the upcoming compilation/anniversary release "Insurgent," which is due for release May 24th (G/A/S) and May 27th (Rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records and May 28th (North America) via Prosthetic Records.

The track listing for the release is:

1. Confronting Entropy (5:36) (New Recording)
2. Guided By The Dead Light (5:19) (New Recording)
3. Sadistic Sinner (4:54) * Originally by Incubus (Brazil)
4. Sworn To Obey (Live 2012) (4:05)
5. Turn To Ash (Live 2012) (3:02)
6. Soul Poison (Live 2012) (3:58)
7. Storm Within (Live 2012) (4:02)
8. Cities Of The Dead (Live 2012) (4:44)
9. Never To Return (Live 2012) (4:13)
10. Acts Of Rage (Live 2012) (4:21)
11. In Dying Mode (4:20)
12. Steady Decline (4:32) * Originally by Prong
13. No Spiritual Surrender (2:48) * Originally by Inside Out
14. Good Day For A Hanging (4:28) * Originally by Wasted Youth
15. The Storm (3:23) * Originally by Judge
16. Recall The Pain (1:06)
17. The Death Of Common Sense (3:44)
18. Slaughterhouse (4:31) * Originally by Powermad
19. Superstar Destroyer (2:55) * Originally by Genocide Superstars

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Iron Jaws Signs With Pure Steel Records

Italian speed metal act Iron Jaws signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. The band was formed in 2006 and released its debut self-released LP "Louder Is Not Enough" in 2010. Since that, the band has recruited vocalist Andrea Finotti (in 2011) and drummer Riky Porzio (in 2012) and has recorded a new, as of yet untitled, sophomore LP. The release is expected this year through Pure Steel.

Iron Jaws is:

Andrea "Mixy" Finotti - Vocals
Roberto "Rock 'n' Rob" Massasso - Bass
Roberto "Micini" Quaglia - Guitars
Riccardo "Ricky" Porzio - Drums

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