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Metal News for May 8, 2013

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36 news articles posted on this day.

As I Lay Dying Comments On Front Man's Arrest

After it was announced that Tim Lambesis from As I Lay Dying was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife, the band has now posted the following statement about the situation:

"To our fans,

"As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We'll keep you informed as best we can.

"Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation - and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from.

"Thank you for understanding, and as always, for your support of As I Lay Dying.

"Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh."

Lambesis is currently being held in custody and is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow (May 9th). Further details and a video clip containing a statement from the San Diego Sheriff's office can be found at this location.

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Nethermost To Release New EP

Nethermost's debut EP "Alpha" is due out via Hypnotic Dirge Records this coming June 14th, 2013. You can now check out the music video for "Phasing Currents" in the player below. Hypnotic Dirge also comments:

"The name Nethermost refers to the lowest point of existence and is also the name of the melodic death-doom band hailing from south Texas. The band has now finished their debut release Alpha, a tribute to the four elements which will see the light of day on Hypnotic Dirge Records in June 2013.

"This short work paints a deep and obscure timelessness, while offering up powerful and intense melodies, and a rich atmosphere soaked in ambiance and melancholy. This should appeal to fans of Katatonia's 'Brave Murder Day' era."

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Zardonic Offering Song For Free Download

Zardonic is back with a new track following an international tour spanning four continents, from his native Venezuela all the way to Japan. Check out "Bring Back The Glory (210 Mix)" below. The following press release was also issued:

"Following up his 2012 Beatport chart topping album 'Vulgar Display Of Bass,' Zardonic is preparing to release a full-length remix album titled 'Far Beyond Bass - The Vulgar Remixes'
featuring brand new reworks by electronic music heavy-hitters ANiMAL-MUSIC, Counterstrike, Black Sun Empire, State Of Mind, Delta 9, and many others.

"To celebrate this upcoming release, Zardonic is giving away a 210bpm edit of one of his previous album's best sellers: 'Bring Back The Glory' (feat. Germany's hottest newcomer Voicians). This new edit showcases Zardonic's new direction as he ventures into other genres beyond Drum & Bass and Hardcore, and best of all, it is FREE!" More...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Streams New Track

Another track is now available online from The Dillinger Escape Plan's upcoming album "One Of Us Is The Killer." Give "Nothing's Funny" a listen in the player below.

You can also check out the previously posted song "Prancer" right here, or watch the music video for "When I Lost My Bet" at this location. "One Of Us Is The Killer" is due out this coming May 14th, 2013.

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Nosdrama Reveals "Gravity" Details

Nosdrama will be releasing the "Gravity" album his coming June 21st, 2013 via Inverse Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Lighthouse
2. Gravity
3. Receiver
4. The Curity
5. End of the world
6. Mortal's instrument of science
7. Wood castle dances
8. Last steps
9. Violent sky
10. Written in blood

Inverse Records also comments on the band:

"Nosdrama, from Tampere, creates their unique sound with minor chords spiced with a progressive shades of metal. On 06/21/2013 appears the band's fourth album 'Gravity,' recorded in Tampere and mastered in England. This time the theme of the album is built from universal spheres, the natural cycle of cosmology and human destinies. The title 'Gravity' describes the gravitation that affects all life forms, and yet leaves the mystery of the unknown magnetism and its effect to the spiritual world. In simpler terms the songs tell about fatal stories with heavy metal adjectives." More...

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Integrity Streaming New Song

As the villainous Integrity prepares to release the band’s tenth LP, "Suicide Black Snake," another new track has uncoiled today via Pitchfork. Check out "There Ain’t No Living In Life” right here.

"Suicide Black Snake" sees worldwide release June 11th, the vinyl pressing via A389 Recordings and the CD with Magic Bullet Records. Integirty will embark on an extensive tour leading up to and through the album’s release, starting with a one-off in New Haven, Connecticut May 23rd alongside Overcast. Catch the band live: More...

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Revamp Comments On New Album

Revamp's vocalist Floor has checked in with the following announcement about working on a new album:

"In the few years of ReVamp’s young existence the band endured many challenges and unexpected circumstances. Heavy winter storms with long periods of suffocating frost! Followed by sudden summer rains with wild streams of water that’s taking everything with it into unknown territory. A survival of the fittest! ReVamp came out stronger, more mature and with darker and more brutal music that tells the tale of this wild ride!

"Never before in my career I faced a situation like the one we were in with this album. It was a huge challenge because of several reasons. My sickness caused a major break between the first album and tours plus the writing of the first ideas for the second album and the actual finalization of those songs and the album. And right at the moment we started to pick everything back up after I was sick I joined Nightwish. Like a winter and a summer storm, they bring unexpected things, some nasty ones and some amazingly wonderful!

"Also the recording of this album was unlike any I did before because I was on tour with Nightwish most of the time. Guided by Joost van den Broek (ex-After Forever, songwriter first ReVamp album) the talented musicians of ReVamp recorded all the instruments and when I came back to The Netherlands I stepped into the studio to find a rough diamond. A shiny dark crystal: ready for my vocals. That was magical! The singing went smoother than ever before. The lyrics are like a roadmap through our storms and through my personal detours and horrors. More...

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System Divide Recording New Album

Extreme metal bulldozer System Divide (featuring members of Aborted / Ex-Distorted) just entered Sound Division Studios in Hagen (Germany) to start the tracking for 2nd full-length album entitled "The Cult of Indifference."

11 brand new tracks are being recorded during the Spring/Summer of 2013. Due to scheduling conflicts, longtime System Divide drummer Mike Heller (who is now the full time drummer for Fear Factory), is being replaced by Ken Bedene of Aborted, upon which vocalist Sven comments:

"So far things are going great, the album has been in the works for nearly 2 years now, we have all been busy with our other bands and it feels good to finally record this piece of work. Alas Mike (Heller) had too many other commitments when he joined Fear Factory but Ken is laying down killer tracks and the material is lightyears beyond anything the band has done. If you think you know System Divide, think again! The material is far more intricate, extreme and progressive without losing the groove and melodic aspects. I am sure this will turn quite some heads."

Continues Sven: "As mentioned above longtime drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) was too busy with his commitments with Fear Factory to be able to tour and record with System Divide, he is our brother and as much as this saddens we completely understand and also have to move on from our side. We wish him the best and would like to welcome our brother Ken Bedene (Aborted, EX-Abigail Williams) to the fold, Ken Already replaced Mike on our Japanese tour earlier this year and did a killer job, we are very excited to hear him lay down his killer style on these tracks." More...

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The Paramedic Announces New Tour Dates

Metalcore act The Paramedic (Bullet Tooth) and One Year Later (CI Records) will be heading out on tour this June, presented by Artery Global. The tour kicks off June 13th in Illinois.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be hitting the road with One Year Later. We’re looking forward to making new friends and fans and seeing some familiar faces along the way!” said The Paramedic vocalist Mike Luciano.

The Paramedic just released Bullet Tooth debut album "Smoke & Mirrors." Catch the band live supporting the album:

Thursday, June 13th - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Friday, June 14th - Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Club
Saturday, June 15th - La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
Sunday, June 16th - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Monday, June 17th - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Tuesday, June 18th - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Wednesday, June 19th - Pubelo, CO @ Phil’s Radiator
Friday, June 21st - El Paso, TX @ The War Room
Saturday, June 22nd - San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
Sunday, June 23rd - Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann
Friday, June 28th - Cynthiana, KY @ The Cynthiana Country Club

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Wilson Streaming "College Gangbang"

Wilson's debut album "Full Blast Fuckery" is due out July 9th, 2013 via Easy Killer Records. You can now check out a track off the release titled "College Gangbang" in the player below or over at Loudwire.com. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Wilson is not an 'internet band.' They're five dudes in a van with beards and big dicks- working harder than your parents. But instead of giving their all as stockbrokers or auto-mechanics or assistant branch managers their job is to destroy your party. When that WILSON van cruises into your town that shit is REAL. Real MUSIC. Real LIFE. Real LOUD. Real SWEATY. And real fucking FUN.

"In more Welson news, the band has signed with New Damage Records in Canada. Full Blast Fuckery will be released on July 9th in the United States via Easy Killer Records and in Canada on New Damage Records.

"Wilson will be hitting the road supporting Newsted this May. The band has also confirmed that they will be taking part in this year's GWAR-B-Q on August 17th in Richmond, VA. Wilson is a band that has toured relentlessly since 2010, through big cities and little podunks. A band that records its albums the ol' fashioned way: with instruments. And analog gear. Fifth and sixth and twentieth takes. A band that brings that last Friday night on Earth mentality equally to huge crowds and audiences of two solitary dudes. Like P. Diddy once said 'Can't stop. Won't stop.' And they'll never quit on you. And that's real talk. That's #FUCKERY. And that's WILSON." More...

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Katatonia Announces In-Store Signing

Sweden’s Katatonia has announced an in-store signing at Soundcheck Hollywood (8872 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, California) on Monday, May 27th beginning at 6:00 PM.

The band will headline the Roxy Theatre later in the evening as the final date of the band's current tour dates. Head over to this location for additional details.

Katatonia is currently in the midst of a massive North American tour with Opeth. The extensive run will conquer over 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada this spring. A full list of confirmed dates, including several Katatonia headlining performances, can be seen below. More...

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Golden Gods Black Carpet Report Posted Online

Metal Injection hit the Golden Gods 2013 black carpet for interviews with members of Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Suicide Silence, Queensryche, Anthrax, Sick Puppies, Testament, Miss May I, Zakk Wylde, Children Of Bodom, Dillinger Escape Plan, New Years Day, Broken Hope, Jose Mangin from SiriusXM Liquid Metal and more.

Check out the footage via Metal Injection or in the player below.

The site's correspondent asks metal luminaries if they could pick one member of Metallica to joint their band, who would it be? Also find out who does the best Rob Zombie "Yeah!" and who the youngest person to walk the black carpet is. More...

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Mammoth Grinder Reveals New Album Details

It’s been nearly four years since the last Mammoth Grinder full-length "Extinction Of Humanity" was released via Relapse Records (CD) and Cyclopean Records (LP). Now in 2013, Mammoth Grinder has found a home on 20 Buck Spin for the release of third full-length album "Underworlds." The following press release was issued about the album:

"Underworlds marks a peak at which Mammoth Grinder have sharpened and perfected their sound into a seething grind/death/thrash maelstrom of intense degree; unrelenting in its concentrated raw precision and focused power, Underworlds careens violently through ten tracks with effortless versatility and the fixated songcraft expected of a band on their third record.

"Tracks like 'Wraparound Eyes' with its Unleashed style mid-section or the short sharp shock of 'Paragon Pusher' illustrate Mammoth Grinder’s mastery over multiple variations of metal to assemble their own sound. Fans of Entombed, Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Discharge, Napalm Death and Iron Lung will beat themselves into submission for missing out on this album, so do yourself a favor, and don’t miss out on it... More...

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Stryper Announces New Album Title

Christian act Stryper released a collection of re-recorded tracks titled "Second Coming" back in March via Frontiers Records. Now the band has checked in with the following brief update about an upcoming album of new material:

"Whats the title of the new Stryper record, coming this fall on Frontiers Records? 'No More Hell To Pay.' Our best? Absolutely!"

Further details will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, check out more info on the band over at Facebook.

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Rebellious Spirit Reveals New Album Details

Rebellious Spirit will be releasing new album "Gamble Shot" through SPV/Steamhammer this coming June 24th in Europe and July 2nd in North America. The track listing will be as follows:

1. Let`s Bring Back
2. Sweet Access Right
3. Cry For You
4. Change The World
5. Lights Out
6. Gone Wild
7. Don`t Leave Me
8. You`re Not The Only One
9. Forever Young
10. Rock it
11. Lights Out (video) Bonus Video
12. Change The World (unplugged live) Bonus Video
13. Sweet Access Right (unplugged live) Bonus Video More...

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Nordheim Posts New Lyric Video

Nordheim has released a new lyric clip for "The Grief," which comes off latest album "Refill." Check out the song below, and the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Ov Frost and Ice
2. Mask of the Banned One
3. Get Drunk or Die Tryin'
4. Watch the Raven Die
5. Under a Crying Storm
6. The Grief
7. Winter's Dawn
8. As Shadows Pass By
9. Soulblood (streaming here)

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Stigmhate Working On New Album

Stigmhate has posted the following message online about recording an upcoming new full-length album:

"We will reveal as soon as possible when and where we're going to record our fourth album and other information related to the new material.

"We can anticipate, Mr. Atum will record the drums for the new album. For us it is a pleasure to have him as a session drummer in terms of professionalism and musical taste.

"He is the utmost for his devastating drumming, we could not have made a better choice. Check his interview released on Groove Portal here. MORE NEWS COMING SOON!"

This new album will follow the 2012 album "The Sun Collapse," with further details to be announced as they are made available.

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August Burns Red Reveals New Album

Two years since the release of the "Leveler" album, August Burns Red is set to return with fifth album "Rescue & Restore," available via Solid State Records on June 25th.

The album, described by guitarist and principal songwriter JB Brubaker as the band’s “most ambitious album yet,” turns a critical eye to the oft-maligned genre of metalcore, leading by example to prove that bands can still find exciting new ways to expand the style.

“Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz,” explains Brubaker. “We’ve done our best with each new album to try to push our sound in new directions and we’d like to see our peers do the same. People need to realize that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple breakdowns with a repeating chorus and the latest Lady Gaga song. This genre used to be better than that. It can still be better than that.”

“At the end of the day we are still a very heavy band,” he explains. “Rescue & Restore still has plenty of really heavy stuff, techy odd meter riffs, and all the stuff that people have come to expect from us, it just has a lot more surprises along the way.”

In support of "Rescue & Restore," the band will be performing all summer long as a mainstage act on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, marking August Burns Red's third appearance overall and first since 2011. More...

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Temple Of The Black Moon Issues Album Update

Dani Filth has checked in with the following statement about the upcoming Temple of the Black Moon album:

"Greetings from the haunted realm of the Black Moon, it has been a while since last I have written anything concerning Temple, but justifiably so, as the five of us (Rob, Tom, John, Ice and myself) have all been busy with our respective other bands, doing what we do best. But the time has eventually arrived when I am able to offer some insight into our future plans, as our sharp-toothed metal cogs are finally turning anti-cockwise towards the gathering light.

"First off, the album is written and following Cradle Of Filth's tour of Australia in May, I will be returning to the frost bitten wastes of Bergen, Norway, to hook up with Tom and Ice to put the finishing touches to the tracks. This is in preparation for Tom's visit to LA at the end of May/beginning of June, to lay drum tracks down with John in preparation for the onslaught-to-come.

"In the meantime our manager (Vaughn Lewis, of Strong Management) is busy sourcing record labels amid all the other wonderful things a manager does.

"So there. It seems that exciting times are ahead and that this year should bear irrevocable final witness to Temple Of The Black Moon's debut album, with the track list thus far standing as the following (though in no discernible order)... More...

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In The Silence Releases New Album

Sacramento California based quartet In The Silence this week proudly officially releases debut full-length, "A Fair Dream Gone Mad," via Sensory Records. You can stream the full album via This Is Not A Scene or through the player below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"With incredibly moving riffs and otherworldly atmospheres, boasting a huge mid-tone clean vocal performance atop a thunderous display of technical metal percussion, A Fair Dream Gone Mad’s forty-five minute lifespan possesses massive, pristine production, further magnifying the band’s skilled approach.

"In The SIlence also confirms the addition of keyboard player Brandon Guadagnolo of Earache Records artists With Passion to their ranks. The robust upgraded lineup will perform at ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta, Georgia early this September — set to share the stage with Circle II Circle, Rhapsody, Wolverine, Soilwork, Shadow Gallery, Wolf, Circus Maximus, Armored Saint and more — the East Coast trek setting up to include an additional bout of live performances to be announced in the coming weeks; stay tuned for more live updates."

6/08/2013 Marilyn’s on K – Sacramento, CA w/ Zeroclient, Once An Empire
9/04-07/2013 Progpower USA – Atlanta, GA More...

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Slegest Signs With Dark Essence

Slegest, the solo project of former Vreid guitarist Ese, has inked a deal with Dark Essence Records for the release of the band’s debut full-length album. No release date has yet been set, but it is anticipated that the album will appear worldwide towards the end of 2013. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Formed in 2010, it was the intention of Ese to create Black Sabbath inspired music with harsh vocals. An idea he took further, developing Slegest into the entity it is today with its rock-orientated sound distinguished by a distinctive black metal edge. Slegest’s first release was the self-titled 2012 EP, which appeared as both a digital release and as a 7” vinyl on Ese’s own label Systrond Recordings. Work on writing new material for the as yet untitled debut full-length album began in 2012, and the drum tracks have already been laid down at the Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen, Norway."

Ese also comments: “When you have to play every instrument yourself it does impose certain limitations on what you can, and cannot, do. But I have always had a very definite vision as to how I want Slegest to sound, and these limitations are very positive for the fulfillment of that vision.” More...

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Infernal Tenebra Announces New Drummer

Croatian death/thrash metallers Infernal Tenebra have announced the addition of drummer Sebastian Stell to their lineup. Stell played with grindcore band Mercenary Cockroach among other bands, together with guitarist Ivo Petrovic who joined the band in 2009.

Following the recent departure of Sandi Orbanic (2005-2013) due to personal obligations, the band sought a permanent replacement. After the first audition and rehersal with Stell, it became obvious he was the best choice, and he was asked to join as a full-time member.

“We’re proud to have Sebastian Stell in our band,” says guitarist/vocalist Darko Etinger, “He’s an extremely talented and focused drummer, capable of bringing a significant contribution to the band’s sound.”

Stell’s first appearance with Infernal Tenebra is scheduled for June 7th, 2013 at Underwall Festival, Zadar, Croatia in support of bands such as Xentrix, Destruction, Max Pie and more.

The band is currently working on a video for the song “The Art of Survival,” produced by Igor Malecic (Meisterwerk Productions). The video for “Blood Stained Canvas” taken from the album “New Formed Revelations” can also be seen below. More...

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Soulfly Signs With Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Soulfly is pleased to announce the band has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a new division of Nuclear Blast formed by owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner A&R chief Monte Conner.

Soulfly will enter the studio this month to begin recording an as-of-yet-untitled ninth studio album. The record will be produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such bands as Pantera, Deftones, and Soundgarden, among many others.

"I'm really excited to be signing Soulfy to Nuclear Blast Records,” commented frontman Max Cavalera. “On top of it, we're going to be reunited with Monte Conner who I've worked with for over 20 years at Roadrunner. Soulfly's new album is going to be recorded in Seattle with the great producer Terry Date, and it's going to come out later in the year through Nuclear Blast worldwide. Keep it metal!"

"It feels so right to be reunited with Max Cavalera,” added Monte Conner. “He is the second artist I signed and we've made 17 albums together over the years, including several metal classics. Max's voice remains just as unique and powerful as the day I met him and I felt the last Soulfly album Enslaved was his strongest work since the band’s Gold-selling debut. I am honored to call him a friend and to continue to be a part of his mission."

The band recently released a short trailer in which Max updates the Soulfly tribe about the coming album. Watch it at this location.

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Diabolical Posts New Animated Video

Swedish death metal act Diabolical has released a lyric video for the track “Into Oblivion,” which is taken from the upcoming album “Neogenesis.”

Bassist Dan Darforth comments: “We are thrilled to finally be able to share this track with the world. We have put several years of hard work into the creation of ‘Neogenesis’ and it is with great pride and enthusiasm that we now put this first part of ‘Neogenesis’ out for people to enjoy. The video is created by Sovka Ivanov, a great video artist that deserves a lot of respect and recognition. We are excited that he made this video for ‘Into Oblivion’ and I hope people will like it.”

“Neogenesis” will be released by ViciSolum Productions on the 27th of September, 2013. In the mean time, check out the new lyric clip below. More...

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Blood Ceremony Posts New Song Online

Blood Ceremony will release third full-length album, "The Eldritch Dark," on May 28th, 2013. In celebration of the upcoming release, the band has teamed up with Pitchfork.com to stream "Lord Summerisle." Give it a listen right here.

The track is a stark contrast to the previously released song "Goodbye Gemini" and highlights the band's folk leanings. You can also catch Blood Ceremony live: More...

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Skeletal Spectre Streaming New Track

Pulverised Records will be releasing Skeletal Spectre's new album "Voodoo Dawn," and now the label has released an advance track from the coming album. Check out the song "Black Augury Hollow" below. Pulverised Records also comments:

"Bludgeoning and inexorable through and through, grime-sovereigns Skeletal Spectre once again incites the underworld with their deadly third conjuration 'Voodoo Dawn!'

"Spearheaded by the unholy Death / Doom Metal queen Vanessa Nocera, 'Voodoo Dawn' proudly displays a plethora of sagacious riffs that crush like a two-ton hammer and yet sickens enough to contaminate a diseased swamp. Sludge parts crawl in and out on occasions in an malefic alliance with some ugly D-Beat indulgence!

"With the entire full-length effort written and recorded at Morbid Apparition Studios while mixing and mastering duties were reined under the watchful eye of Patrick Bruss (Ribspreader, Acid Witch, Cianide, Impetigo, etc), and with the artistic scarring by Adam Geyer (Bone Gnawer, Fondlecorpse, Wooden Stake, etc); 'Voodoo Dawn' is a tormenting solace of the most hideous hex-ridden Death Metal to ever cross one's path." More...

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Sadgiqacea Streams Full New Album

Philadelphia’s genre-morphing duo Sadgiqacea today celebrates the official North American release of debut album "False Prism." You can now stream the full album via Invisible Oranges or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Recorded by Chris Grigg (Woe), the sprawling forty-minute album projects the organic, monstrous tones and unified, distinctive style which has helped the two-piece act become one of Philly’s hottest live acts over the past two years. The record features virtually no overdubs or studio trickery, the band wishing to preserve the authentic recording quality of their live performances.

"Formed in 2010, Sadgiqacea (pronounced sad-juh-kay-sha) forges a diverse sonic palette that has been likened at times to Neurosis, Intronaut, Hull, The Atlas Moth, Weakling, and Kylesa. Musically and artistically, the band draws from a melting pot of influences that together presents a lush yet tension-filled sound. The band calls it, 'music for our trodden minds and sodden souls.' In a continuing effort to bring their craft to public forums, the band is finalizing the details for a bulky tour set to take place through most of July and well into August, joined by local cohorts Hivelords. The full tour routing will be announced in the coming days." More...

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Burn Everything Recruits New Vocalist

Burn Everything has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:

"We are a bit overdue for an update, there has been a lot happening with Burn Everything over the last few months:

"First off we are excited to announce Adam Frapolli (ex-Psyopus) is now our vocalist. Matt Dalberth has gone on to front an old-school-style hardcore band named 'Revival.'

"We are equally excited to report that we'll be doing a split with Baltimore's Graven (ex-Swarm of The Lotus), we will record two new songs for the split this weekend.

"We have been getting out and playing more shows around the northeast, we hope to see some of you soon." More...

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Havok Reveals New Album Details

Candlelight Records confirms June 25th as the North American release date for "Unnatural Selection," the new studio recording from Denver thrashers Havok.

The ten-song album was produced by David Sanchez with mixing handled by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones). "Unnatural Selection" features original artwork from Polish illustrator Rafal Wechterowicz (Slayer, Mastodon) and was mastered by James Murphy (Aborted, World Under Blood, Abigail Williams).

“Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death,” the first single from Unnatural Selection, will hit Loud Rock/Metal radio on May 27th.

“I am super pumped on how the drums came out,” chimes drummer Pete Webber. “We recorded the drums in a theater to get a huge sound. It was a challenging experience for me between time constraints and the drum parts having much more feeling in them. I believe the added pressure made for some really awesome stuff. I can't wait to unleash this album to the world.” More...

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Godhunter Releases New Lyric Video

Godhunter has posted a new lyric video for the track "Vultures' Wake," the first new material recorded since the late 2011 "Wolves" EP. Check it out below.

The track was recorded by Ryan Bram (Territory) at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson, and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege, and will be available on an upcoming split 7” with fellow Tucson act Anakim.

You can also catch the band live tonight:

5/08/2013 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ w/ Early Graves, Soveriegn More...

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Voivod Posts Music Video Teaser

Canadian progressive metal pioneers Voivod have almost completed work on a video for the title track of Century Media debut album, "Target Earth."

The video, created by Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist, Nicola Piovesan, will recreate in 3D Motion Graphics the visions and artwork of Voivod drummer Away (Michel Langevin). Check out the trailer below. More...

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Malaki Posts Live Video Footage Online

Los Angeles metal band Malaki has posted a live video of the song "Ordinary Life." The video was taken from their EP release show at the House of Blues on April 19th, 2013. The song comes off of their debut three song EP, entitled "White EP," which can be purchased on iTunes. The band has also released some of the tracks on their ReverbNation page.

Watch the video below:

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BornBroken Premieres New Song

Montreal has seen the creation of a horde of impressive and big name metal acts - from full on technical death to avant-garde prog and even a slew of 'core - and now a new act is rising from that scene.

After two years in the works, BornBroken's debut album "The Healing Powers of Hate" is set for official release on June 4th, 2013.

Today Metalunderground.com is proud to bring you an early taste of what the album has to offer with the track "Anger of the Day." Get your first experience of BornBroken in the player provided below.

The full track listing for "The Healing Powers of Hate" is as follows:

1. Can't Quiet the Riot
2. Old News
3. Anger of the Day
4. I Will Rise
5. Control
6. It Has Begun
7. Birth of the Broken
8. Bleed the Sky
9. Reborn from the Ashes
10. The Healing Powers of Hate

For more info on BornBroken and to find out when you can catch the outfit live at festivals or shows, head over to the BornBroken Facebook profile here. Be sure to leave a comment below letting us know if you threw the horns or spontaneously began headbanging!

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Sheriff's Department Comments On Tim Lambesis

In news that has shocked the metalverse, Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying was arrested yesterday for allegedly soliciting an undercover officer to murder his wife.

Artisan News Service has now posted a video clip online with more details, including an interview with a member of the San Diego Sheriff's Department discussing the investigation and the arrest of Lambesis.

Although there has been no statement from any of Lambesis' various bands at this point (As I Lay Dying, Pyrithion, Austrian Death Machine), the San Diego Sheriff website does list Tim as being detained and set for arraignment tomorrow (May 9th) for charges of solicitation and conspiracy to commit murder.

It is assumed at this time that the band's tour with Killswitch Engage will be cancelled. Tim Lambesis also recently launched a crowd funding campaign to record a new Austrian Death Machine album, and the fate of that recording is likewise considered to be on hold or canceled. Tim also posted a video online just a few days ago defending his band Pyrithion from the religious fans of As I Lay Dying who were concerned with the darker and more extreme bent his latest project was taking.

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Månegarm Posts New Album Preview Clip

Swedish viking act Månegarm posted a preview clip for the band's upcoming new LP "Legions of the North." The album drops via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

June 28th: ESP/SWE/NOR, G/A/S, FIN & Benelux
July 1st: Europe
July 2nd: USA/Canada
July 5th: UK

The track listing for the album is:

1. Arise
2. Legions of the North
3. Eternity Awaits
4. Helvegr
5. Hordes of Hel
6. Tor hjälpe
7. Wake the Gods (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)
8. Vigverk
9. Sons of War
10. Echoes From the Past
11. Fallen
12. Forged in Fire
13. Raadh

Check out the trailer clip here: More...

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Battle Beast Posts Track-By-Track, Pt. III

Finnish act Battle Beast posted the third and final track-by-track video in the series highlighting the band's upcoming sophomore LP entitled "Battle Beast." The album will drop on May 17, 2013 (May 20, 2013 in UK) via Nuclear Blast Records. The first part two parts of the series can be seen here and at this location.

In this part, the tracks 10-14 are discussed ("Over The Top," "Fight Kill Die," "Black Ninja,"
"Rain Man" and "Shutdown"). Check out the video here:

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