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Metal News for May 9, 2013

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33 news articles posted on this day.

Ogdru Jahad Reveals New Album Details

Ogdru Jahad makes the band's full-length debut, after two cult demos, which is fittingly titled "I." The album is due out via Iron Bonehead Productions on May 13th, 2013. The following press release was also issued:

"The first strike is deadly, and this Danish quartet keep it foul and filthy, firmly within the bestial black/death tradition but coruscating to a primitive pulse that yields hypnotic results. Seeking a true possession ritual? Enter the I! Recommended for maniacs of Sadomator, Proclamation, and Diocletian."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Profane Devastation
3. Unholy Blessings
4. Empty Jehovah
5. Glories of Mary
6. Necromantic Rites
7. Hobo of Nazareth
8. Weeping of Angels
9. Sacred Sodomy
10. Unclean Birth
11. It Is Done... More...

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Vale Of Pnath Announces Vocalist Change

Vale of Pnath has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's voclaist:

"Hey guys! There has been a lot of questions about Ken Sarafin and his status as our vocalist. Ken has decided to step down as our vocalist to pursue his digital art career. We love him to death and wish him well!

"We are very proud to announce Sevie Boser as our new vocalist. You may have seen him on our tour last May with Abiotic/Enfold Darkness or in or new music video for 'Sightless'. This dude is a beast, so come to show and check him out on the Bloodletting North America Tour.

Houston, TX @ The White Swan TONIGHT!
New Orleans, LA @ Siberia TOMORROW
TpaFL @ Brasa Mug SATURDAY

"Who is coming out?"

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Pyschostick To Play Breast Fest Biker Bash

Comedy rockers Psychostick have announced they will be performing at this year's 5th annual Breast Fest Biker Bash at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica, Illinois on July 20th, 2013. The appearance occurs alongside headliners Drowning Pool, Non Point, Pop Evil and many more.

Breast Fest Biker Bash is an annual fundraiser at Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica, IL organized by the Iron Skulls Motorcycle Association to raise funds for Save The Ta-Tas Foundation, which supports independent scientific research of Breast Cancer.

Several bands will be performing over the three day festival along with vendors, tattoos by Sacred Art, free camping, best breast contests, pole dancing contests, tattoo contests, bike games, bike show and MMA fighting (only on the Friday). More...

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Tim Lambesis Pleads "Not Guilty"

As I Lay Dying / Austrian Death Machine / Pyrithion member Tim Lambesis was arrested Tuesday for allegedly attempting to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife, who previously filed for divorce from the metalcore front man.

The sheriff's department stated they learned of Lambesis' alleged attempts to hire a hitman on May 2nd and subsequently arrested him on the 7th.

UTSanDiego.com is now reporting that Lambesis pleaded "not guilty" when arraigned in court today, and bail was set at $3 million. It is unknown at this time if Lambesis will make bail or remain in custody.

You can read the band's recent statement about the situation here, or check out a video with a statement from the San Diego sheriff's office below. More...

Read the full article at UT San Diego.

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Cannibal Corpse Releases Flexi Disc

The June issue of Decibel Magazine features an exclusive live Cannibal Corpse flexi disc, featuring a live version of "Make Them Suffer." Subscribers have already received their copy in the mail, but if you're not a subscriber, limited quantities of the issue can be purchased at this location.

Additionally, fans can stream "Make Them Suffer" right here.

After the maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel Magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for a second annual national tour. This spring, the plague spreads as Decibel brings you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: the preeminent gore institution Cannibal Corpse; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons Napalm Death, and NYDM stalwarts Immolation.

"We're psyched to be headlining this year's Decibel Magazine Tour along with Immolation and Napalm Death," says Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster. "This is a lineup of bands that have been a consistent part of the death/grind scene for decades, and we're proud to be a part of it. It will be a legendary night for extreme music." More...

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Weedeater Announces New Tour Dates

Following a few months on a hi[gh]atus from tour, Cape Fear sludge-slingers Weedeater will hit the bong and the road once again later this month.

The gravelly groove of the twisted trio will smoke-out nine East Coast cities between May 22nd and June 1st, the new rampage booked in conjunction with Weedeater’s trip up to blaze Baltimore at this year’s installment of the Maryland Deathfest.

Additionally, today Noisey/VICE whipped out the first episode of their new video series Heavy Dicks, which features Weedeater frontman and cough syrup aficionado Dixie Dave Collins. Dixie and the ‘Dicks crew put their fine appreciation for several varieties of cough suppressants to the test, pairing them with specifically-chosen varieties of fine cheese. Check it out right here.

5/22/2013 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
5/24/2013 El N Gee - New London, CT
5/25/2013 Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, MD
5/27/2013 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
5/28/2013 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
5/29/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
5/30/2013 V Club - Huntington, WV
5/31/2013 Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
6/01/2013 Maywood - Raleigh, NC

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More GWAR-B-Q Details Revealed

Antarctic rock-gods Gwar have finally announced the ticket info for this year's GWAR-B-Q, located at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, VA. 2013 sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone-crushing line-up yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most massive GWAR-B-Q in the history of the human or any other race!

There will be three levels of tickets sold and all tickets will be available only on the GWAR-B-Q website here. Tickets go on sale June 6th, and info is as follows:

Standard $30 Ticket - All day entry
Deluxe $40 Ticket - All day entry and official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt
Premium $100 Ticket (Limited Quantity 150)- All day entry, official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt and VIP Pass for Meet & Greet signing with GWAR and possible chance to appear on stage with GWAR.

Today GWAR continues in the tradition of reuniting classic bands to play at the GWAR-B-Q, with the addition of the X-Cops! That's right, the original lineup featuring Lt. Louie Scrapinetti (Mike Derks), Cadet Billy Club (Mike Dunn), Patrolman Cobb Knobbler (Dave Brockie), Sgt. Al Depantsia (Pete Lee), Sherriff Tubb Tucker (Casey Orr), Mountain Bike Officer Biff Buff (Brad Roberts), Sgt. Zypygski (Bob Gorman), and Detective Philip McRevis (Dave Musel) are reuniting for one night only at this year's GWAR-B-Q. This will serve as the band's first show since 1996.

X-Cops's bass "man" Cobb Knobbler commented on the reunion of the band: "I am excited to get the boys together for one last gig, especially since I have become a member of the Westboro Baptist Church." More...

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Scars By Fire Streaming New Songs

U.K. five piece Scars By Fire has posted the two-track "Wake the Dead" release online for streaming. Check out the songs at the band's Facebook profile or via the SoundCloud players available below.

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Shining Streaming New Song

Innovative "blackjazz” metal act Shining has teamed with Decibel Magazine to showcase “My Dying Drive,” a track from the Norwegian group’s new release, “One One One.”

Stream the song here or in the player below. “One One One” — the follow-up to 2010's “Blackjazz” — is out now digitally. The album will be out on CD on May 28th. More...

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Heaven's Cry Posts Lyric Video

Canadian progressive metallists Heaven's Cry have unveiled a new lyric video for “Komma,” a track from the recent reissue of second album, “Primal Power Addiction.” Check it out below.

Following the 2012 release of “Wheels of Impermanence” — which marked the first new music from the group in over seven years — Heaven's Cry reissued first two releases, “Food For Thought Substitute” and “Primal Power Addiction,” earlier this year. Both releases were newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Katakylsm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X), in addition to featuring revamped artwork.

Catch the band live:

9/7 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)

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Castle Announces U.S. Shows

Having just returned from a European tour alongside Intronaut, in addition to appearances at Roadburn and Desertfest, female-fronted doom rockers Castle have announced a stretch of shows throughout the western U.S.

With support from Demon Lung (Candlelight Records), the band will make its way to and from the Doom in June festival in Las Vegas, NV on June 1st. Castle will then continue to tour throughout the summer including supporting Intronaut on select dates on an upcoming U.S. tour alongside label mates Scale the Summit. Dates can be found listed below.

5/30 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern #
5/31 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks #
6/1 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon (Doom in June Festival)
6/2 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock #
6/3 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (w/ Gypsyhawk)
7/1 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe *
7/2 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21*
7/3 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater*
7/5 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s*
7/6 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy*
7/7 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (w/ Scale The Summit)
# with Demon Lung
* with Intronaut & Scale The Summit More...

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Darkane Reveals New Album Details

Swedish melodic death metal sensation Darkane is excited to reveal the details on upcoming album, “The Sinister Supremacy.”

The album will not only mark the first new music from the band in over five years, but will also include the return of vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, who was last heard on the band’s 1999 debut “Rusted Angel.”

The new album's track listing is:

1. Sounds of Pre-Exsistence
2. The Sinister Supremacy
3. Mechanically Divine
4. Ostracized
5. The Decline
6. Insurrection is Imminent
7. In the Absence of Pain
8. Humanity Defined
9. Hate Repentance State
10. Collapse of Illusions
11. By Darkness Designed
12. Existence is Just a State of Mind

Darkane also comments: “The Sinister Supremacy is a metaphor for the evil that controls us. It’s the dark part of our minds and it’s inside us all. It tells us it’s ok to do bad things, to hurt other people, and hurt ourselves. It guides us into making choices based on pure selfishness, and it thrives on complete chaos. The cover art by Carlos Holmberg is a Rorschach test as seen by an individual who has completely succumbed to the sinister supremacy.”

“The Sinister Supremacy” is scheduled for release on July 2nd through Prosthetic Records and is also now available for pre-order on the Prosthetic webstore. More...

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Kamikabe Checks In From Bloodletting Tour

Pittsburgh technical death metal tyrants Kamikabe are currently fracturing limbs and tearing ear drums on the Bloodletting North America Tour 2013, which commenced on May 3rd. Kamikabe touring in support of the "Aberration Of Man" long player unleashed via Unique Leader Records last Fall.

Brought to fruition by Unique Leader Records, Kamkikabe joined by headlining label mates/French tech death metal masters, Gorod. Additional support is provided by Inanimate Existence (Unique Leader) and Vale of Pnath (Willowtip).

Comments the band: “We couldn’t be any more stoked about this tour! An opportunity to shred with Gorod in the States is not something that happens too often. Plus, adding Inanimate Existence and Vale of Pnath to the lineup, as well as several other sick bands on select dates, makes this tour that much more crushing! We’ve been sharpening our blades to destroy every city we hit. The years of hard work and support from everyone that has helped us along the way really speaks volumes for the death metal culture that we’re lucky to have!” More...

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Rocklahoma Performance List Announced

Band performance times are now available for Rocklahoma, the three-day camping festival to occur at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK.

Rocklahoma will celebrate its seventh year on May 24th, 25th, and 26th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, May 23
Pre-Party on the AXiS Campground Stage
6:00 PM Triple Se7en
7:00 PM Bruce Flea
8:00 PM Searching For Sanity
9:00 PM Sleepwalking Home
10:00 PM Motortrain
11:00 PM Baron Von Swagger
12:00 AM Rocker Lips
1:00 AM Drek
2:00 AM KingShifter

Friday, May 24
Main Stage
4:35 PM All That Remains
5:45 PM Ratt
7:10 PM Papa Roach
8:40 PM Bush
10:30 PM Guns N’ Roses

Hard Rock Stage
3:15 PM Zero Crossing
4:00 PM Otherwise
5:10 PM The Sword
6:35 PM Escape The Fate
8:05 PM Clutch
9:45 PM Device More...

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PelleK Posts "Northern Wayfarer" Music Video

Norway's PelleK, fronted by Damnation Angels frontman Per Fredrik Pellek Åsly, posted a new music video for the track "Northern Wayfarer." The song appears on the sophomore LP "Ocean Of Opportunity," which will be independently released worldwide tomorrow, May 10, 2013. Pre-orders can be made at this location. A preview clip for the release can be seen below. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track listing for "Ocean of Opportunity" is:

1. Elucidation
2. Northern Wayfarer
3. Sea Of Okhotsk
4. Brigantine Of Tranquility
5. Gods Pocket
6. Stars And Bulletholes
7. Sky Odyssey
8. Transmigration
9. The Last Journey

Check out "Northern Wayfarer" here: More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts GodCast Clip

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted their third band podcast hosted by guitarist Matt St. Amour.

In this latest podcast special guest COTG drummer Rich O'Neil discusses his days before COTG, his musical influences, starting with guitar and later switching to drums, along with updating fans on his health scare and his journey on the path to recovery. Check out the clip below.

Chariots of the Gods released the "Tides of War" album earlier this year, and you can read our review right here.

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Fuck The Facts Announces New EP

Fuck the Facts has announced new EP "Amer" is due out June 18th, 2013. The band comments on the coming release:

"It’s been almost two and half years since we released Die Miserable & Misery, so we’re very stoked to have some new music to share with you all! We will be independently releasing a new EP entitled 'Amer' on 10-inch vinyl, cassette and digitally.

"Amer was recorded and mixed at our very own Apartment 2 Recording studio and mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer/Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at Visceral Sound. As usual all artwork was created by FTF vocalist Mel Mongeon. Amer consists of 7 songs and clocks in at just under 17 minutes. The track listing is below."

1. Une triste vue
2. Vent du nord
3. Panser la plaie au lieu de soigner le mal
4. A void
5. Jour de souffrance
6. L'enclume et le marteau
7. Amère More...

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Killing Joke Releases New Video

In celebration of the band's thirty-fifth anniversary, Killing Joke today unveils a latest video single in the form of “Corporate Elect.” The tune comes by way of the band’s "MMXII" full-length released last year via Spinefarm Records and serves as a taster of the band’s three-CD anthology — "The Singles Collection 1979-2012."

Conceived, filmed and directed by Mikee Goodman, the video is only the fourth official clip sanctioned by the band in the past few years, following “In Excelsis, the animated “European Super State,” and the “In Cythera” clips in which the band have barely appeared.

Notes Goodman: "This video has been my biggest creative challenge yet. I had never previously met Jaz Coleman, but was blown away by the powerful and passionate performance he delivered. I did not sleep properly for five weeks. Now I have, I have looked at it again with fresh eyes. And smiled. I was honored to be asked to make a music video for Killing Joke and so pleased to hear they liked it." More...

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Haust Releasing New Album

Three years since the band's previous album, Haust is back with its most raw and primitive release to date. "No" was mastered by Dave Eck at Lucky Lacquers and features artwork by Esben Titland. The following press release was issued about the album:

"A tirade of oxymorons in musical form, in the nine short tracks of NO the listener is pulled back into a time where rock and punk were synonymous with rawness and vulnerability; a worship of total humiliation, of the pleasure in realizing one’s own limitations. Like all outsider music, Haust celebrates those who walk their own paths; who run away from Sunday School to go berserk in the woods.

"The guys in Haust grew up in Notodden in the hills of Norway, in the shadows of hotrod hicks and the black metal crowd surrounding Emperor. Haust were never a part of these groups, but were inevitably infected by the mix of white trash and black metal. After Haust moved to Oslo they were quickly picked up by Tiger Record’s newly started label Fysisk Format. Ride the Relapse was the first album the label released in 1998, and with songs like 'White Trash Extravaganza' and 'Ugly Fucking Oslo' the band became a focal point and defining reference for like-minded people in Oslo.

"The follow-up release Powers of Horror from 2010 is a more complex record, the band’s visibility grew internationally, the band scoring a tour with Rotten Sound and Trap Them. Their 'Anti-Reproductive' agenda spread and the band ironically became the source of a load of new bands: the milieu that quickly was named “Black Hole Crew” spewed out shady bands like Okkultokrati, Dark Times and Blackest Woods. All these bands had two things in common: Primarily disgust for the choking chummery in Oslo’s music scene, and secondarily, they all featured members or production help from Haust. More...

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Slayer To Tour Europe This Summer

Last week Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman tragically passed away, which left the fate of upcoming band activity in question.

The band has now posted the following message online about continuing on with live shows this coming summer:

"We know that our fans everywhere are hurting for the loss of Jeff just as we are. We want to let you all know that when we come to Europe this summer in June, July and August, we'll ALL be making noise together for our brother and dear friend Jeff... We'll see you then!"

Further details will be announced as they are made available. You can also read our retrospective on the life and legacy of Hanneman at this location.

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Death Valley Driver Announces New Shows

In support of the upcoming album "Graveyard Dead," Death Valley Driver has announced a four date tour around Atlantic Canada with Ontario's 2-man circus freakshow Monsters of Schlock.

"We're really psyched to be on tour with an act that's not typical for a metal band. The Monsters are a perfect fit and we hope we compliment their act as well," says the band's vocalist Dan Hodgson, adding cautiously "Expect a ton of chaos when we rip up the Maritimes together."

Burnaby Q. Orbax from Monsters of Schlock issued the following statement about returning to the east coast: "It's been years since the monsters have been to the east coast, and we're looking forward to tearing it a new party hole!"

June 6th @ Lava Vodka Bar (Fredericton, NB) w/ HELM
June 7th @ Michael's Bar & Grill (Halifax, NS) w/ BLACK MOOR
June 8th @ Hunters Alehouse (Charlottetown, PE) w/ O'LEARY
June 9th @ The Esquire (Moncton, NB) w/ KONJURER

Death Valley Driver's sophomore album "Graveyard Dead" will be released on Diminished Fifth Records on June 4th, 2013. More...

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Bolzer Announces 12" Release

Bolzer has announced May 13th as the release date through Iron Bonehead for the 12" vinyl "Aura." The following press release was issued about the band:

"Switzerland's Bolzer is one of the most unique entities the death metal underground has birthed in years. Following on from their well-received Roman Acupuncture demo (which was reissued by Iron Bonehead Productions), now Bolzer stake a stronger claim for supremacy with the brand-new Aura mini-album.

"With one foot planted in their native land's legendry (namely Hellhammer) and another one planted in a cosmos far away, this duo weave dread-inducing decibels that strike and recoil, bewitchingly serpentine in flow. The Aura is simultaneously chaos harnessed, and chaos unleashed: bask in its glow. Recommended for maniacs of Vassavor, Grave Miasma, and Essenz."

The track listing is:

1. CME
2. Entranced By The Wolfshook
3. The Great Unifier More...

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats Posts New Track Online

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats is preparing to release "Mind Control" on May 14th via Metal Blade Records. As we near closer to the release of "Mind Control," the band has released another track from the album.

Today Invisible Oranges is hosting a premiere of the song "Evil Love." Check it out here or through the player below. More...

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Bispora Streaming New Single

Sacramento, CA act Bispora has released a new single online titled "Peripheral," which will appear on the band's upcoming new album "The Pineal Chronicles Phase 1: Furtherance." Check out the song through the Bandcamp player below. More info on the band can be found over at Facebook here. More...

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Sons of Tonatiuh Kicking Off Tour

Down-tuned sound savages Sons of Tonatiuh will bring their bottom heavy sludge back to the streets this Friday beginning with a show in Atlanta alongside Torche. The band will then writhe its way through the Southeast on a round of weekend shows through July with additional dates to be added in the coming weeks.

The tour showcases the band’s new and improved powerhouse lineup of guitarist/vocalist Dan Caycedo and new recruits Twitch on bass and Josh Lomanto on drums.

Comments Caycedo, "The Mayans were wrong... Sons of Tonatiuh are here to show you the way. Through a heavy, dark road of despair and retribution we will pummel our way through the Southeast and beyond with plans to embark on the great big metal bird to the old world, Europe, by the end of 2013. Anyone crazy enough to stand in our way can either join our ranks or have their heads split open from the molten goodness of our tunage. See you on the killing floor."

5/10/2013 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Torche
5/11/2013 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL w/ Hot Graves
5/12/2013 Burro Bar - Jacksonville, FL
5/24/2013 Slim's Downtown - Raleigh, NC w/ Old Codger (ex-Man Will Destroy Himself)
5/25/2013 Reggie's 42nd St Tavern - Wilmington, NC
6/01/2013 Star Bar - Atlanta, GA w/ Degradations (ex-Withered)
6/07/2013 The Jinx - Savannah, GA w/ Humungous
6/08/2013 Tin Roof - Charleston, SC w/ Hooded Eagle
7/20/2013 529 - Atlanta, GA
7/21/2013 The Owl Farm - Nashville, TN
7/22/2013 Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN

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A Pale Horse Named Death Recruits New Bassist

A Pale Horse Named Death will release sophomore album "Lay My Soul to Waste" on May 21st in North America via Steamhammer/SPV. Once again the artwork was commissioned by Sam Shearon, who is also responsible for artwork on the band's first release "And Hell Will Follow Me."

Today APHND has announced the addition of new bass player Dave Bizzigotti from Speed Kill Hate. Frontman Sal Abruscato commented on Dave joining the band: "APHND is excited to begin a new chapter with Dave Bizzigotti as APHND's new bassist, he is one of us and gets what we are about. We look forward to crushing the fans with our sonic doom."

For more info on the upcoming album, check out our interview with the band. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Lay My Soul to Waste
2. Shallow Grave
3. The Needle in You
4. In the Sleeping Death
5. Killer by Night
6. Growing Old
7. Dead of Winter
8. Devil Came With a Smile
9. Day of the Storm
10. DMSLT
11. Cold Dark Mourning More...

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Aeon Zen Releases New Lyric Clip

Aeon Zen has released a new lyric video for "Downfall," which can be viewed below. The band's new album "Enigma" was released back in January via Nightmare Records, and the track listing is as follows:

01. Enter The Enigma
02. Artificial Soul
03. Divinity
04. Seven Hills
05. Warning
06. Turned To Ash
07. Still Human
08. Eternal Snow
09. Downfall

CD Only Bonus Tracks:
10. Survival
11. Time Divine 2.0 More...

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Dark Tranquility Posts New Music Video

Melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquility will release 10th studio album "Construct" on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records.

In anticipation of this release, the band has now teamed up with Metal Hammer UK to launch the video for the new single "Uniformity." This video clip was produced and directed by Revolver Film Company and Patric Ullaeus. Check out the video here or in the player below.

The band comments about the video: "After the introspective 'For Broken Words' and the uptempo riffing of 'The Science of Noise', it's time to showcase the more anthemic aspects of the new album with the song 'Uniformity.' In contrast to the more experimental promo videos we made last year, we wanted the 'Uniformity' clip to be an intimate and genuine performance video. Nothing but the music itself and the band members playing in the rehearsal room. For this, we hired renowned director Patric Ullaeus, and we're very happy to share the result with you. Stand up and be counted!" More...

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Exclusive

Cynthesis Premieres New Nine-Minute Track

After releasing debut album "DeEvolution" back in 2011, Cynthesis is now back for a follow-up record that reunites three original members of Zero Hour -- brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton and vocalist Erik Rosvold - along with Enchant drummer Sean Flanagan.

The new album "ReEvolution" isn't due out until next month, but today you can get a preview of the release through the epic nine minute "Persistence of Visions" track.

Fans of Suspyre, Dream Theater, or Abnormal Thought Patterns are in for a progtastic experience that combines haunting passages, melodic clean singing, and complex instrumentation all in one musical journey.

Give the Metalunderground.com exclusive premiere a listen through the player below (due to the large size of the track, it may take a moment to load after clicking "play").

"ReEvolution" will see release via Sensory Records on June 4th. The album was mixed and co-produced by Forrester Savell and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Studios.

Pre-orders are available now at Amazon.com here, and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Divine Night
2. Convergence
3. The Grand Façade
4. A Most Trivial Pursuit
5. Persistence Of Visions
6. The Noble Lie
7. Release The Deity

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Unkind Posts Preview Clip For "Pelon Juuret" LP

Finnish hardcore act Unkind posted a preview clip of the band's upcoming new release "Pelon Juuret." The clip features the new track "Valtakunta" from the album, which is set for release on July 5th (Germany/Benelux), July 8th (UK/World) and July 9th (North America) via Relapse Records. It will be available as a CD, digital download and vinyl LP.

Check out the preview clip here:

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SoulHealer Posts New Music Video

Finnish melodic metal act Soulhealer posted a new music video for the track "The Deception." the song appears on the bands sophomore release "Chasing The Dream," which is set to drop tomorrow, May 10, 2013 via Pure Legend Records, a division of Pure Steel. The album was produced by Janne Tolsa of Note-On Studio.

Check out "The Deception" here:

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Joris Boghtdrincker Splits With Heidevolk

Dutch folk act Heidevolk announced that long time vocalist Joris Boghtdrincker has split with the band citing the need for a change. The announcement was made via the band's Facebook Page:

"Joris has left Heidevolk. His last show was the Pagagfest gig in New York. We want to thank him for everything he has done during the more than ten years that he was a member of the band. We cherish the experiences of the last decade and we wish him all the best for any future music adventure."

Boghtdrincker statated:

"After ten great years with Heidevolk, new horizons are beckoning me and I feel it is time for a change. I want to thank all involved in Heidevolk for the good times we had, and I want to wish them all the best in their future endeavours. To all the people I met and had the honour of performing for: it has been a pleasure and I am deeply thankful for all the memories. Wæs þu hæl!"

Heidevolk now starts the search for a suitable replacement for the low vocal parts of the characteristic dual clean vocals. No live shows will be affected. Stand-in vocalist Mickael will take care of the vocal parts for the live shows to come until a new vocalist has been found. More...

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Interview

A Pale Horse Named Death's Sal Abruscato speaks

No stranger to the world metal stage - having played drums for both Type O Negative and Life of Agony - Sal Abruscato earned new respect and a new legion of fans in 2011 when his own project, A Pale Horse Named Death, released debut "And Hell Will Follow Me."

Now, barely two years later, a second album titled "Lay My Soul To Waste" is about to be released through Steamhammer/SPV. Sal was kind enough to take some time out from his schedule to tap out some responses to MetalUnderground's questions. More...

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