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Metal News for May 4, 2014

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Bison Drops B-Side From New EP

Bison is gearing up to release a new EP titled "1000 Needles" this coming June, 2014 via War On Music Records.

In anticipation of the release, today the band has dropped a B-side from the EP titled "Calm, Friendly and Euthymic." Check out the incredibly inappropriately titled song below.

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Set Before Us Streaming New Track

The Stockholm, Sweden-based metalcore band Set Before Us has a new single out now for streaming. Check out "Wildfire" in the YouTube player below. Set Before Us is:

Adam Paulander - Rhythm guitar/vocals
Erik Tropp - Harsh Vocals
Hampus Andersson - Bass
Jesper Nilsson - Lead guitar
Emanuel Borgefors - Drums

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Strychnia Issues Album Update

New Jersey's Strychnia has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:

"With summer quickly approaching, we thought it would be a good time for us to let you all know what we've been up to lately. If you guys thought we were planning to slow down its actually quite the opposite.

"We've been locked up in our death metal laboratory for most of the year so far where Rory and Frank are writing what will become songs for whats looking like a new full length album! We are about halfway through the writing process as of now and things are really sounding BIG so far.

"The new music is sort of a combination of old and new Strychnia styles while pushing ourselves into even more brutal, technical, melodic, and epic sounds. At this point we'll be picking up speed with the writing process and then moving on into the demoing process, lyrics, working titles, pre-production, artwork, and all that fun stuff.

"We're also still in the process of bringing in another special guest artist on one of the new album tracks! If you enjoyed John Gallagher on the EP last year then we promise you won't be disappointed this time around either.

"From now on we'll also be making sure to bring you guys a lot more updates relating to the new album and everything were working on. Thanks again to everyone who is a fan of this band for the undying support! Until next time, you know what to do. Show us some love and likes for new brutality in 2014!" More...

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Zakk Wylde Recovers Stolen Guitar

On March 14th, Zakk Wylde's Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom Guitar was stolen from his tour bus in Chicago during the Experience Hendrix show at the Chicago Theater. It recently turned up at Royal Pawn, a Chicago area pawn shop that is the setting of truTV's Hardcore Pawn reality TV show, and has now been recovered.

Black Label Society has been announced as the musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, May 6th. The band will perform “Angel of Mercy” from the recently released album "Catacombs of the Black Vatican" (reviewed here).

Zakk recently took part in the Revolver Golden Gods awards, paying tribute to long time friend Dimebag Darrel by performing "In This River."

Catch Zakk Wylde on tour with Black Label Society, and special guests Down, at the following shows: More...

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Sensylis Posts New Music Video

Austrian metal band Sensylis has a new video clip out now for the song "Contrarian." The clip was directed and produced by Capture Motion and can be seen below, while the track was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Norbert Leitner at Udio Media Studio.

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With All The Rage Reveals Single Art

Italian groove metal band With All The Rage has issued the following brief announcement about revealing the artwork for an upcoming single:

"Hey metal heads this will be the artwork of our new single 'White Pig!' Thank to Peppe Gallà for the design!"

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Medicated Releases "Glasstrophobic" Clip

Medicated's new official video clip for "Glasstrophobic" is now online, which was filmed by Marinella Ruusunen and edited by Jani Kinnunen.

"Glasstrophobic" is the title track off the band's EP of the same name. You can download the release for free or order a physical copy at the Medicated website here.

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Lock & Key Posts New Music Video

British hardcore band Lock & Key has a new official music video out now for the song "No Acceptance," which can be heard below. If you like what you hear, be sure to also stream or download the "So Alone" track over at the Lock & Key Bandcamp page here.

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Shock Releases "Full Speed Ahead" Video

Canadian outfit Shock has released a new video for "Full Speed Ahead," taken from the 2013 CD
"Once Denied."

Watch the clip below, and Shock recommends that you "buckle up, crank the volume and get ready for some serious 80's Thrash/Power/Speed Metal." The "Once Denied" track listing is as follows:

1. Fighting Chance 04:20
2. Full Speed Ahead 03:00
3. Slashing to Live 03:54
4. Flaming Towards Earth 05:19
5. Driven to Kill 03:46
6. I'm Dangerous 03:56
7. Paths of Glory 05:29
8. Splitting the Atom 04:55

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Daydream XI Signs To Power Prog

Power Prog is proud to announce the signing of Brazilian progressive metal band Daydream XI. The label comments:

"They have already gained their first bigger international experiences through the participation at the latest 'Progressive Nation At Sea' last February and by sharing the stage with acts like Transatlantic, Devin Townsend Project, King's X, Pain Of Salvation, The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Anathema, Riverside, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Bigelf, Haken, Eumeria ... only to name a few ones.

"Now our first common goal is the preparation of their debut longplayer for a release in late summer this year. The album was mixed by André Alvinzi and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, best know for their work with acts like Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, James LaBrie, Katatonia, Hammerfall, Turisas, Leprous, Orphaned Land and many more and thus best guarantors for an extraordinary listening experience and a world-class production! More details will be announced shortly!"

Daydream XI consists of:

Tiago Masseti (Vocals/Guitars)
Marcelo Pereira (Guitars)
Tomás Gonzaga (Bass)
Bruno Giordano (Drums)

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Darkest Era Posts Lyric Video

Northern Ireland's Darkest Era have released a lyric video for "Sorrow's Boundless Realm," the first track from the band's forthcoming new album "Severance" which is due for release on June 3rd (US) and June 13th (Europe) via Cruz Del Sur. Watch it below.

Guitarist Ade Mulgrew said: "It's quite a dark song and probably reflective of how some of us saw the world around us when this album was being written. There was a lot going on in the band at the time and it certainly came out in the music.

We also recorded it in the middle of winter against a backdrop that moved from being immensely beautiful on the rare occasions when the sun shined, to very bleak and desolate when the clouds rolled in. That definitely helped shape the vibe on this song. We're looking forward to letting people finally hear it."


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Master Documentary Makers Lauch Indiegogo Page

Independent filmmaker Will Wulff and metal veteran/journalist Jeff Tandy have launched a crowd-sourcing campaign through IndieGoGo.com to help fund the making and production of "Lone Survivor - Paul Speckmann and the Story of Master," a documentary film about one of death metal's earliest and most influential pioneers.

Perks for contributors include DVD copies of the completed film, inclusion and thanks in the film's credits and an assortment of Master and Death Strike merchandise. To see a video message from Paul Speckmann and to contribute, visit this location.

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Beauty In The Suffering Posts New Song

Beauty In The Suffering, the newly launched electronic-rock studio project from producer DieTrich Thrall (Marazene), has released a new lyric video for its track "Reveille (The Zombie Charge)." The track is also available for free download on their bandcamp page. Watch the "Reveille" lyric video below.

Thrall comments on the new track: "Excited to add to the craziness that kicked off our official introduction to Beauty In The Suffering music a few months ago. The new track is called 'Reveille (The Zombie Charge)' - we're coming for YOU!"

A little over two years in the making, "Reveille (The Zombie Charge)" is the first Beauty In The Suffering track to feature Chris Emery of American Head Charge on drums and marks the second song DieTrich has released for his new project.

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MACH22 Streaming New Track

MACH22 has presented another new track from its forthcoming album, 'Sweet Talk Intervention.'
In an exclusive world premiere, MACH22 and Grande Rock are streaming the rocker "Nevermind" at this location.

"Sweet Talk Intervention" will be released on May 6th. A live upload of "Nevermind" is playing below, taken from the band's performance at the House Of Rock in Maryland last year.

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