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Metal News for May 4, 2012

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Saratoga Streams New Song "Juicio Final"

Spanish power metal band Saratoga is streaming the new track "Juicio Final." The song appears on the band's ninth studio LP "Nemesis." The album is scheduled for release on May 8, 2012 via Calle Underground Records. The album is the first since 2009's "Secretos y Revelaciones."

The track listing for "Nemesis" is as follows

1. Juicio Final
2. Hasta El Día Más Oscuro
3. La Última Frontera
4. Revolución
5. Perversidad
6. Después Del Silencio
7. Maltratador
8. El Último Vals
9. Corazón Herido
10. Condenado
11. Angel O Demonio

Check out "Juicio Final" here:

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Interview With Andreas Kisser Of Sepultura

Prior to Sepultura's headlining show at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont, I was honored to sit down backstage with guitarist and songwriter Andreas Kisser for a discussion of the band's past, present, and future. A Sepultura mainstay since 1987, the classically trained Andreas has contributed vastly to the band's signature sound and handled lead songwriting duties since the 1996 departure of founding frontman Max Cavalera. Among the topics addressed was the persistent controversy over Max's replacement by current frontman Derrick Green, and what Andreas considers a stubborn unwillingness to move on from the past and accept Sepultura as it exists and thrives today. More...

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Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Beastie Boy

A number of rock and metal musicians have posted tributes online to Beastie Boys rapper, bassist and co-founder, Adam Yauch, aka "MCA." Yauch passed away earlier today at the age of 47. The cause of death is presently unknown, though it suspected to be linked to his run in with cancer in 2009, for which he underwent surgery. Yauch was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame along with his other Beastie Boys bandmates and other acts including Guns N Roses and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, who dedicated their performance to absent Yauch.

Some of the hard rock tributes read as follows:

Slash: "Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much."

Anthrax: "RIP MCA. Cancer, you're an asshole.

Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine: "Rest In Peace Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys. My condolences to his family and friends." More...

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Synthetic Breed Posts New EP Teaser

Melbourne's industrial metal act Synthetic Breed has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new EP "Zero Degrees Freedom," which is available below. The EP hits the world May 29th in digital, CD, and as a limited edition USB stick. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dimension Zero
2. Afflictions of Advancement
3. Resilience
4. Existence Mechanism (re-worked Autonomic Deficiency)
5. Convergence

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To Speak Of Wolves Streaming New Song

To Speak Of Wolves has premiered another new song online from new album "Find Your Worth, Come Home." Check out the album's lead off track, "Hivemind," streaming now exclusively via Revolver Magazine.

"'Hivemind' was the last song we wrote for the record," explains drummer Phil Chamberlain. "In fact, we actually wrote it in the studio after we were done arranging the rest of the songs on the album. We wanted a song that was fast and a little chaotic, but also short and sweet to open the record, and that became 'Hivemind.' Lyrically, the song is about coming from a broken home and wanting to make everything better, but you can't."

To Speak of Wolves also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Omission Posts New Album Studio Video

Omission has posted the first episode online from the recording of the band's upcoming new album "Pioneers of the Storm" at Traste Cero Studios in Madrid. Check out the drum footage in the player below. You can also find Omission's previously posted video for "We Are The Dead" at this location.

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Davey Suicide Posts "Generation Fuck Star" Video

Standby Records is pleased to announce the premiere of Davey Suicide’s video for "Generation Fuck Star" through BlankTV. The video was directed by renowned photographer and filmmaker Chad Michael Ward, who’s prior work has included Marilyn Manson, Fear Factory, and Combichrist.

Frontman and the namesake for Davey Suicide, states “I feel like visually, this video is what the soundtrack of this generation should feel like. The video for ‘Generation Fuck Star’ combines alternative individuality and how we all must band together as one; no matter if you are drug addicts, street punks or getting fucked with. The video presents the sense of social isolation felt by many teens; rather than wallowing in self-pity. It empowers people. I'm breaking free from all of the baggage that has plagued me for years and have become comfortable in my own skin."

In discussing the release of the video, Davey said, “Generation Fuck Star is about breaking the mold, doing what you want, how you want, and not because you are told to be a certain way. Fans can see through the cookie cutter bands, and that's why their love for those bands is fleeting. Give them music that means something, and they'll stand by your side, forever." More...

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Rorcal Streaming New Split Song

In 2011, Rorcal released a first split CD with Solar Flare, today, the second of the four parts of the Rorcal Split Series is available through Cal of Ror Records (Lilium Sova). The following press release was issued about the split:

"This time, we have 3 bands, 3 tracks, 3 approaches. In the aim of creating something special (or uncreating for others), this collaborative work has been a very long process to visualize something more than just a gathering of songs with single identities. But rather to shape a story through 45 minutes of darkness, atmospheric, violent and hysterical waves of sound and screams. Opening with Profond Barathre, followed by Rorcal and finalized by Malvoisie.

"3 chapters to be discovered in one straight listening. The release is presented in a very limited handmade digifile CDr (only 200 copies) in the same format as the collaborative CD released with Solarflare."

The split is available for streaming in the SoundCloud player below, or it can be ordered at this location. More...

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Abandon All Ships Releases "Infamous" Video

Dancecore act Abandon All Ships has dropped a new music video for "Infamous," the title track off the band's upcoming new album and follow-up to "Geeving" (reviewed here).

The video features A Game and is off the new album due out on June 3rd via Rise/Velocity Records. Check out the video clip below. For more details on Abandon All Ships, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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West Of Hell Posts "Singularity" Track Online

Vancouver, BC’s West of Hell is releasing a third track for preview streaming, titled "Singularity," with PureGrainAudio.com today. You can listen to the track now at this location. "Singularity" is the sixth track on the band’s upcoming full-length, "Spiral Empire," set to hit stores on May 8th, 2012. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Spiral Empire features a unique sound that preserves the band’s legendary, distinctive influences whilst incorporating modern elements, creating a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Spiral Empire was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Fear Factory). West of Hell is currently on the road in Canada! See below for all currently confirmed dates."

5/2 – Drumheller, AB @ Bad Lands Community Facility
5/3 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
5/4 - Brandon, MN @ North Shore Inn
5/5 - Winnipeg, MN @ the Zoo
5/8 – Sault Ste Marie, ON @ The Canadian Night Club
5/9 - Sudbury, ON @ The Serbian Centre Bar
5/11 - Montreal, QB @ The Underworld
5/12 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
5/16 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
5/18 - Edmonton, AB @ New City (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/24 - Canmore, AB @ Canmore Hotel (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/25 - Kelowna, BC @ Level Nite Club (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/26 –Victoria, BC@ Church of 13 Flames Privet Bash (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)

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Storm Corrosion Discusses Song Structure

Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson, the two men who are Storm Corrosion, discuss song structure - from length to shifting moods - in a new video interview clip available below.

The duo also recently released a music video for the song "Drag Ropes," which can be viewed at this location.

"Storm Corrosion" is due out May 8th via Roadrunner Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Drag Ropes 9:52
2. Storm Corrosion 10:12
3. Hag 6:28
4. Happy 4:53
5. Lock Howl 6:09
6. Ljudet Innan 10:20

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Bolt Thrower Comments On Teenage Cancer Trust

Bolt Thrower's birthday bash, Boltfest, has succeeded in raising a considerable sum for Teenage Cancer Trust. The show, held at the HMV Forum in London on April 7th, included a line-up handpicked by Bolt Thrower: Autopsy, Discharge, Benediction, and Vallenfyre - all who, according to the band, helped contribute to great memories throughout Bolt Thrower's 26 year career. All 2050 tickets sold out in just over 2 weeks, with the band hoping to achieve the target of £10,000 for TCT.

The band announced today: "The next piece of news, and the one which we're most proud of, is to let you all know the amount we've raised for Teenage Cancer Trust: £12,411.80 (approx 15,000 Euros / $20,000)! The money has already been handed over to TCT, so on behalf of them we'd like to thank everyone who donated by participating in Boltfest."

Bolt Thrower previously commented about the decision to stage Boltfest: "Anniversaries are kind of easy to achieve. For a band, just don't split up and you'll reach one, whether it's 10, 20 or 35 years. And this year we've reached '25 years of not splitting up!' We managed to stop others from making a big fuss about it, and didn't give in to the numerous offers and suggestions on how we should cash in on it! But it has made us appreciate the opportunities we've been given since 1986, and that we've been able to do everything we wanted to do without compromising in any way.

"Obviously you can't charge people to come to your own birthday party, so as soon as we came up with the idea for Boltfest, we decided we should pay all the costs for the event ourselves. We also wanted to use Boltfest as an opportunity to do some good, and turn it into something more than just another show.

"So we've decided to ask everyone to donate £5.99 to charity if they want to come to the party. This way, with your help, we hope Boltfest will raise £10,000 for a good cause!"

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In Legend Posts "Soul Apart" Video

Only three months after the release of the band's last video for the song "Soul Apart," the piano project In Legend is back with some new food for your eyes. This time the group shot a video for the the ballad "Universe," which can be viewed below.

"In the past, we rather focused on making videos for several 'bullets' of our Ballads 'n' Bullets album, but with our ballad 'Universe' we are now breaking this tradition," explains front man Bastian Emig. "Filmed at the German island Rügen, this video impressively conveys the spirit of the song and takes the viewer to extraordinary spots. We almost canceled the release, by the way, as the video consists only of a solo performance of me, without my band mates. However, we thought that the images are just way too beautiful to withhold them from the world. Future videos will also feature the other legends again - of course!

"Particularly responsible for the video is once again our great team, consisting of Daniel Wild, Yannick Bonica, Benjamin Kiesewetter, and last but not least Robert Naumann, as well as other wonderful helpers without whom this video couldn't have been realized. That is also why we released the 'Yue' video in advance - as an acknowledgement of our gratitude." More...

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The May 4th Massacre Posts New Video Clip

The May 4th Massacre has released a new music video for the song "Tetrodotoxin Makes You Stronger," taken off the band's debut record "All Guilty" out on MorseCode Recordings. Check out the video clip below.

The May 4th Massacre is:

Jonah Latshaw - Vocals
Joshua Dowlin - Drums
Simon Gray - Guitar
Kyle Barczykowski - Bass
Coree Hunt - Guitar

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Liv Kristine Comments On Upcoming Album

Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes) has issued the following update about "Libertine," her upcoming new solo album:

"Dear Fans & Friends,

"Summer greetings from Mastersound Studio! The mixdown and mastering of my fourth solo album which is called 'Libertine' was completed yesterday and will be given a release date soon. 'Libertine' is truly a milestone in my career; it sums up my most important artistic experiences in my creative journey through life. The more rock and metal-based songs like 'Vanilla Skin Delight' (incl. superb male vocals from Tobias Regner), 'Paris Paris,' 'Solve Me,' and title track 'Libertine' certainly expose some of those magic moments which fans of Theatre of Tragedy enjoyed and treasured on 'Aegis' and 'Musique.'

"The ballads 'Silence,' 'Love Crime,' and 'Meet Me in the Red Sky' will go straight into you hearts, each of them being absolute individual in their emotional expressions and musical compositions. Alex gave each track a perfect sound in the mix by emphasizing on each song's characteristic accent and atmosphere.

"I can't wait to let you hear this album; it is exceptional to me both personally and in my artistic career, and I can't wait to play these songs for you live! The cover and booklet artwork is completed as well. It took a while for me, personally, to find the artistic expression I wished to expose in my pictures, however, Heile (Heilemania) and Alex guided me into the right direction, for which I am so happy and grateful. The cover of 'Libertine' will be revealed soon, so stay tuned!"

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Black Shape Of Nexus Streaming New Song

As "Negative Black," the monolithic third LP from Germany's Black Shape of Nexus oozes towards North American release, the band today proudly drops the third track from the album on the public today. Witness the sheer aural pulverization of this band through one of the "shorter songs on the album," by streaming the near-eight-minute-long "60WV" at Brooklyn Vegan.

Recently the band released the album's second track "400H" which can still be streamed via Terrorizer.

Having just returned from a tour of Germany, Black Shape of Nexus will continue to book new events throughout Europe and beyond in the months ahead in support of "Negative Black." Footage of the band performing the track "14D" from the new album live in Athens can be viewed below. "Negative BlacK" is set for release on June 5th. More...

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Stick To Your Guns Releases New Music Video

Stick To Your Guns has posted a new music video online for the song "Against Them All," which can be viewed below, or you can check out the previously posted "We Still Believe" clip at this location. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Stick To Your Guns is more than a band, they have evolved into a movement that focuses on individual self expression, the desire to create a better life for yourself and an emphasis on the importance of family and treating others with respect. The highly acclaimed new effort, Diamond, blends melody, heaviness, and sincerity into one solid sound that will cater to fans of Comeback Kid, Ignite and Rise Against."

Jesse Barnett (vocals) states: “We are extremely happy with how this video turned out. A big thanks to director Carlo Opperman for that. 'Against Them All' is meant to encourage those that have been made to feel as if their way of life is incorrect simply because it does not fit within the box that has been created by those around them. So much time is spent on analyzing one another. People try to pin point just why others do what they do, or say what they say. The only language that we can all speak and understand is love. Along with that comes understanding.” More...

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Virgin Steele Re-Releasing "Life Among The Ruins"

SPV / Steamhammer is proud to re-release Virgin Steele's "Life Among The Ruins." This 2 CD digipak re-release comes with massive bonus tracks and a huge booklet with new liner notes and unseen photos by David DeFeis. Release dates are as follows:

Europe June 18th, 2012
Germany June 15th, 2012
Canada/U.S. July 17th, 2012

"Life Among the Ruins" was the fifth full-length studio album by U.S. heavy metal band Virgin Steele. It was originally released in 1993 and was the first album with bassist Rob DeMartino, who replaced Joe O'Reilly, retired from the scene.

David DeFeis comments on the re-release: "We will shortly be re-releasing our Life Among The Ruins album. This 2012 version will be in digi-pak form and contain not one...but 2 discs with a large amount of extra ingredients. On the first disc we include 5 rare & unvarnished acoustic recordings, plus a full band bonus track. On disc #2 we have included 20 tracks. These tracks consist of a large amount of newly recorded material completed just this week, as well as alternate mixes of some of the album's original tracks. And in addition we have also included a never released track from somewhere around that period of time. All the material has been re-mastered, and the package will feature copious liner notes, photos and unique packaging!"

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Tesseract Posts "Eden 2.0" Drum Video

U.K. act Tesseract has just launched a drum playthrough for the track "Eden 2.0." This is the second playthrough that the band has launched for the upcoming EP, "Perspective," which will be out on May 22nd (North America, May 21st Europe). Check out the clip below.

"Perspective," the five song EP, features "Eden 2.0," acoustic versions of three tracks from the band's debut album, "One," and a cover of Jeff Buckley's "Dream Brother." Perspective will be available digitally, and a physical version will be available exclusively through CMDistro.com in North America and the band's European webshop. As a bonus, iTunes will offer instrumental tracks of all songs with the release. More...

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Sacred Mother Tongue Posts New Lyric Video Online

U.K. act Sacred Mother Tongue has posted a lyric video online for the title track off the band's forthcoming "Seven" album. Check out the video below.

"Seven" is set to be released later this year, and the band will also be announcing additional news about upcoming activity next week. For more info on Sacred Mother Tongue, head over to Facebook.

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Heretic Soul Posts In-Studio Video

Death metal act Heretic Soul has posted an in-studio video clip online from the band's time recording a new album and follow-up to "Born into This Plague" at Studio Lunas in Istanbul. Check out the studio video update below, or find photos from the recording sessions and more details on Heretic Soul via Facebook.

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Manowar Song To Appear In "El Gringo" Movie

Manowar and After Dark Films announced today that a track from the new, forthcoming Manowar album will be the theme song for the After Dark Action franchise film, "El Gringo," an action Western starring Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2, The Bourne Ultimatum), Christian Slater and Yvette Yates (Without Men).

After Dark Action will showcase "El Gringo" and four other original, adrenaline-pumping films theatrically as a commercial film festival in US markets nationwide and on Video On Demand on May 11th. The following press release was also issued:

"Directed by Eduardo Rodriguez (Stash House) and written by Jonathan W. Stokes, 'El Gringo' is about The Man who crosses into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000 cash, a bloody past and a plan to live out his remaining days on a beach. Instead, he gets stuck waiting for a bus in El Fronteras, a sleepy desert town that’s so uninviting that – forget about the ocean – he can hardly find a glass of water. Then, word of his money spreads to the underworld. Under sudden attack from corrupt cops, gangsters, and desperados, The Man must push back his retirement plans, lock and load and save sleepy El Fronteras through a dizzying display of spectacular gunfights."

View the trailer of the upcoming action-packed "El Gringo" featuring a segment from the new Manowar song below. "El Gringo" marks the first time Manowar has written a song specifically for a movie. The song depicts the struggle of a hero torn between his moral code and financial gain, and the challenge of being true to oneself and the real values in life. More...

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Cattle Decapitation Streaming Entire New Album

Today MetalSucks will help you kick off your weekend in veggie-gorging progressive grind style with an exclusive stream of Cattle Decapitation’s "Monolith Of Inhumanity." The 11 track long player is set for a North American release on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012. Sear your eardrums at this location.

The following press release was issued about the album:

"Produced by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio, Monolith Of Inhumanity sees the band investigating inventive new techniques in songwriting without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage. Conceptually, the record revolves around a potent distaste for contemporary civilization and the damage wrought in the name of progress. In addition, Monolith Of Inhumanity features a host of guests including Mike Majewski of Devourment (guest vocals on 'Projectile Ovulation'), Lenard Leal of Cephalic Carnage (backing vocals by on 'A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat'), The Cephalic Carnage Community Men's Choir, consisting of all current Cephalic members and alumni Jawsh Mullen and Zac Joe (gang choir vocals on 'The Carbon Stampede'), and ambient and noise interludes by Los Angeles' most extreme decimator of sound, John Wiese."

In related news, Cattle Decapitation will crush souls on this Summer’s Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 announced earlier this week. The band will be joined by Fear Factory, Voivod, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame. More...

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Catuvolcus Streaming New Single

Quebec's Catuvolcus has officially signed with Deathbound Records and will be releasing the new album "Gergovia" on May 21st, 2012.

A new single from the album, titled "Recueil D'Opprobres," has been posted online and can be viewed below. You can also check out a teaser trailer for the release at this location.

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Scythia Announces Canadian Shows

Canada’s masters and wizards of folk-progressive metal fusion, Scythia, have once again donned their medieval garb, dusted off their oboe of death and summoned the echoes of thunder in preparation for their up-coming Western Canada mini tour dubbed the "No More Trolls" tour.

Kicking off in Calgary, AB on May 5th, the tour will see trolls running for cover across Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia until June 2nd when Scythia will play a very special charity show at the Astoria in Vancouver, BC, benefiting the Richmond Animal Protection Society. Hunting trolls, saving dogs and cats – the best motto to live by.

And for those who don’t have a chance to see the band performing live, Scythia will be unleashing a new folktastic music video of epic proportions for "Spirit of the Quest” from sophomore album, "...Of Exile." Check out Scythia's music at Bandcamp.

May 5, 2012 - Lord Nelsons - Calgary, AB
May 7, 2012 - DV8 - Edmonton
May 9, 2012 - Amigos - Saskatoon, SK
May 10, 2012 - Rendez Vous - Edmonton, AB
May 11, 2012 - The Vent - Coaldale, AB
May 12, 2012 - Riverfront Pub - Grindrod, BC
June 2, 2012 - Astoria - Vancouver, BC - (Charity Fundraiser for Richmond Animal Protection Society)

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Grand Magus Posts Lyric Video For New Title Track

Swedish metal band Grand Magus posted a lyric video for the title track from the band's forthcoming sixth full length LP "The Hunt." The album is set for release on May 25, 2012 (EU) and June 5, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "The Hunt" is as follows:

1. Starlight Slaughter
2. Sword Of The Ocean
3. Valhalla Rising
4. Storm King
5. Silver Moon
6. The Hunt
7. Son Of The Last Breath Part I: Nattfödd Part II: Vedergällning
8. Iron Hand
9. Draksådd

Check out "The Hunt" here:

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Nervosa Signs With Napalm Records

Nervosa, the all-female thrash metal sensation hailing from Brazil, has signed with Napalm Records. The label commented on the signing:

"Nervosa's music has strong influences from classic old-school thrash metal bands, such as Slayer, Sepultura, and Exodus, perfectly mixed with original and characteristic features woven into the fabric of the songs by each of the band members. The label debut is scheduled for a 2012 release."

Bassist and vocalist Fernanda Lira also added, "It is with great pleasure and happiness that we announce that we are now part of the Napalm Records family. It means a lot to us to begin working with such renowned label that has such an admirable roster of bands. Napalm was the first one to believe in our work as much as we do, and I have no doubt that we will have a long, hard-working, and successful relationship together!"

For more details on Nervosa, head over to the band's official website.

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I Am I Posts New Music Video

I Am I, featuring Ex-DragonForce vocalist ZP Theart, posted a new music video for the song "Silent Genocide." The song appears on the band's debut LP "Event Horizon," which is due out on May 26, 2012, exclusively on USB stick through the official website at this location.

Check out "Silent Genocide" here:

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Livarkahil Posts New EP Teaser

French act Livarkahil will be releasing a new digital EP later this month titled "Wrath of God." The band has now posted a teaser trailer online for the release, which can be found below. For more details on Livarkahil and to check out upcoming tour dates, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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Words Of Farewell Album Coming To North America

German progressive death metal division Words of Farewell will celebrate the North American release of debut full-length "Immersion" via AFM Records, following its European release in March.

Following two small releases in 2008, the band lay silent release-wise until now, having spent an incredible amount of time over the past few years writing, rehearsing, and perfecting the songs that would become this first album. The following press release was also issued:

"In January Words of Farewell signed with AFM Records for the release of their debut masterpiece. Bringing to mind acts like Dark Tranquillity, Scar Symmetry or Insomnium at times, Immersion is a piece of work that displays international class, with early European media referring to the release as one of the most exciting metal debuts to emerge from the German scene. Now with Immersion becoming readily available to an entire new fanbase in North America this is just the beginning for this young, dedicated act."

You can check out a lyric video for "The Great Escape" here, and the album's full track listing is as follows: More...

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Romeo Must Die Releases New Video

Romeo Must Die has released a new music video clip for the song "Better Off Dead," taken from the band's debut full-length album "Hardships In Season." The video features live footage from London/Peterborough/Swindon shot in 2012 and can be viewed below. You can also find the previously posted video for "The Fall of Man" at this location.

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Doro To Release New EP

German legend Doro Pesch announced that she will release the new EP "Raise Your Fist In The Air" on August 3, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. The track list and artwork are as follows:

1. Raise Your Fist In The Air
2. Victory
3. Engel
4. LèVe Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel

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Rudhira Posts New Album Sampler

Norwegian progressive metal band Rudhira posted a preview sampler for the band's forthcoming debut LP "Ein." The album is scheduled for release on June 1, 2012 through Pug-Nose Records.

Rudhira is made up of the following members:

Andreas Nergård (Gaia Epicus) (Drums)
Lars Todal (Bass)
Ole-Martin Moe Thornæs (Guitar/Vocals)
Tomas Nergård (Guitar)

Check out the album preview here:

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Architects Posts Trailer For New Music Video

U.K. act Architects posted a preview of for the band's upcoming music video for the song "Alpha Omega." The song will be featured on the band's new album "Daybreaker" which is scheduled for release on May 28, 2012 (EU) and June 5, 2012 (North America).

Check out the trailer here:

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Athlantis To Release Second LP "M.W.N.D."

Italian metal band Athlantis announced that the band's sophomore LP "M.W.N.D." will be released on an unspecified date in 2012 thorough IceWarrior Records. The band posted a promo video for the release, which features the new song "Strong As Your Love." The album marks the first release since the 2003 self titled debut. In 2008, the band attempted to release a second album "Metalmorphosis," but the album never surfaced.

The band features, Vision Divine drummer Alessandro "Bix" Bissa, Morgana guitarist Tommy Talamanca and Aurea vocalist Claudio Canovi.

Check out "Strong As Your Love" here:

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Tankard Reveals Track Listing For New LP

German thrash icons Tankard revealed the track listing for the forthcoming 30th Anniversary LP "A Girl Called Cerveza." The album is scheduled for a July 27, 2012 release date through Nuclear Blast Records. The band previously posted studio reports on the album's progress, which can be seen here and here.

The track listing for "A Girl Called Cerveza" is as follows:

1. Running On Fumes
2. A Girl Called Serveza
3. Witchhunt 2.0
4. Masters Of Farces
5. The Metal Lady Boy (Feat. Doro Pesch)
6. Not One Day Dead (But One Day Mad)
7. Son Of A Fridge
8. Fandom At Random
9. Metal Magnolia
10. Rapid Fire (A Tyrant's Elegy)

Vocalist Gerre also posted the following track-by-track commentary More...

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Eden's Curse Posts Demo Snippet Of New Track

U.K. melodic metal band Eden's Curse posted a snippet from a demo of the new track "Losing My Faith" (heard below). The band is currently writing songs for a yet untitled fourth album with new vocalist Marco Sandron (Pathosray/Fairyland). The band previously released the new track/video for "Time to Breathe," which can be seen here.

The following update on the writing effort was posted by the band:

"Writing is progressing very well. The ideas are flowing and we are really beginning to hit our stride. Here is a very SHORT snippet from a new demo track called "LOSING MY FAITH". We will bring you more snippets as the album progresses. Much love & Curses, EC \m/"

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Dysfunction is my Business

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses) is back with his new band named Adler and a new single titled “The One You Hated.” The band insists that the band is about a man/woman relationship and not what we all assume: heroin. Of course, I guess it could be about Axl Rose as well, or maybe the song is about Steven from the mindset of Celebrity Rehab’s Dr. Drew. Either way you look at it, Steven has an impressive memory catalog to pull inspiration from… More...

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