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Metal News for June 1, 2011

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40 news articles posted on this day.

U.S. Christmas Streaming Entire New Release

AOL Music is currently hosting a U.S. Christmas listening party. You can check out "The Valley Path" in its entirety at this location. The latest full-length from the Appalachian act came out yesterday via Neurot Recordings. The follow-up to 2010's "Run Thick In The Night" consists of one, near 40-minute mammoth track.

Guitarist/vocalist/wordsmith Nate Hall also previously commented on the offering: "When the idea for The Valley Path was imagined, all involved agreed it was true and went forward. Forward in thought, forward in vision, forward in action. We achieved what we wanted to achieve, and whatever is said about The Valley Path, it will stand. USX has played more gigs than I can remember, from Marion to Prague, Detroit, Austria, Memphis and Switzerland. Dirt floors and Masonic temples, churches and ghettos, wilderness and cities. To dozens and hundreds - occasionally thousands. We have recorded our songs, projected our collective visions. We have realized all that we have imagined.

"At this point, we have nothing to prove. We’ve been under the gun many times, and whatever anyone might think about us, we’ve never flinched. Never compromised. When things are good - and they usually are, being in this band is a dream. But we can’t entirely escape reality. Fuse boxes blow, power fails, instruments break, people leave. We vomit in parking lots and go play inside. We sleep sitting up and wake up sore. Or we sleep in places most people would not willfully enter. We are hungry and miss home. We go on, and we are thankful because we have songs. And when we write our songs become a part of us, our center. Our home. A song does not have to be a part of a collection. It is more important for music to take the path it chooses, and an artist must be willing to let this happen. The Valley Path is one song. And a song is a thing that changes."

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Bulldozer Streaming "Unexpected Fate"

GunShyAssassin.com is currently hosting an exclusive stream of the title track "Unexpected Fate" from Italian thrashers Bulldozer. The song can be streamed by heading over to this location. The band also recently posted a stream of the song "The Counter-Crusade" online.

June 14th, 2011 will see Scarlet Records releasing a special edition of the "Unexpected Fate" album (originally released in 2009) including four bonus Bulldozer classics ("Minkions," "Micro V.I.P.," "Willfull Death," and the "IX/Desert" medley) recorded live at the Rock Hard Festival 2010 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The track listing is as follows:

1. Unexpected Fate
2. Aces Of Blasphemy
3. Salvation For Sale
4. Use Your Brain
5. Micro Vip
6. Bastards
7. Buried Alive By Trash
8. The Counter-Crusade
9. The Prediction
10. In The Name
11. IX/Desert (live at Rock Hard Festival 2010)
12. Minkions (live at Rock Hard Festival 2010)
13. Micro V.I.P. (live at Rock Hard Festival 2010)
14. Willful Death (live at Rock Hard Festival 2010)

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Lizzy Borden Announces U.S. Shows

Lizzy Borden has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming U.S. tour dates:

"Make your appointment with death this summer with Lizzy Borden. Lizzy Borden and his band of Abnormals: Joey Scott, Marten Andersson, Dario Lorina and AC Alexander have confirmed they will be touring the USA this summer on the Lizzy Borden summer of blood tour (USA) 2011.

"The summer tour will feature songs from the latest release Appointment with death and with the back catalogue well represented with songs like 'Me Against the World,' 'American Metal,' 'Master of Disguise,' 'There will be Blood Tonight' and many more, this will be pure American metal summer fun in the USA!"

The currently announced dates are as follows (with more dates to be added soon):

July 2 (Saturday) San Antonio, TX tba
July 3 (Sunday) Oklahoma City, OK
July 7 (Thursday) Greensburg, PA 42nd Street
July 8 (Friday) Towson, MD Recher Theatre
July 9 (Saturday) Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
July 10 (Sunday) Toronto, ON Rock Pile
July 13 (Wednesday) Cleveland, OH Peobody's
July 14 (Thursday) Indianapolis, IN Rock House Cafe
July 15 (Friday) Crest Hill, IL Bada Brew (facebook - myspace)
July 16 (Saturday) Westland, MI The Token Lounge
July 17 (Sunday) St. Paul, MN Station 4
July 20 (Wednesday) Denver, CO tba
July 21 (Thursday) Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas
July 22 (Friday) Las Vegas, NV tba
July 23 (Saturday) Garden Grove, CA The Can
August 6 (Saturday) Seattle, WA El Corazon

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Broken Decency Posts "Hang Sick" Video

Los Angeles, CA's female-fronted act Broken Decency has posted a video clip online for the song "Hang Sick." You can check out the clip in the player below. The video was directed by Rob Saunders and shot and edited by Alex Knudson.

You can also listen to more music from the band by heading over to Broken Decency's official MySpace page.

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Cipher System Posts More Studio Footage

Swedish melodic death metallers Cipher System (including ex-members of Nightrage, Anata, and Dead by April) have uploaded a new video from the recording of their sophomore album "Communicate The Storms." Mixing was once again handled by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg (Sweden) in the beginning of April. The video can be found below.

You can also check out the last Cipher System video blog from the studio by heading over to this location.

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The Red Shore Posts New Music Video

The Red Shore has posted a music video online for the song "The Seed Of Annihilation," which is taken off the band's "The Avarice Of Man" album. You can check out the clip in the player below.

You can also check out The Red Shore's addition to our Pit Stories column, titled "The Brawl Pit," by heading over here.

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Black Skies Cancels Remaining U.S. Shows

North Carolina psychedelic sludge trio Black Skies, which kicked off a near-four-week U.S. tour last month, was forced to cut the journey short due to a family emergency.

Said the band in a collective statement: "This has been Black Skies' best tour to date. The shows have been consistently awesome and we have been well received everywhere. We owe huge thanks to all the promoters, venues, bands, friends and fans who aided in making this a successful tour. With heavy hearts, we regretfully have to cancel the rest of our tour so that one of our members can tend to a family emergency. The shows will still go on, so please go out and support Caltrop and Royal Thunder, two amazing live bands. We plan to make up any missed shows later in the Fall. More info to come as we find out. Thanks so much for your understanding and support!"

You can witness live footage (courtesy of Crawford Winstead) of Black Skies at Slim's in Raleigh, North Carolina from Friday, May 27th below. Black Skies tracks are also available for streaming through the band's Bandcamp page.

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Amon Amarth Announces More European Shows

Swedish metal act Amon Amarth has just finished a European tour (with support from The Black Dahlia Murder) and is about to return to North America in August for a second headline tour in support of "Surtur Rising" (reviewed here).

With no rest for the wicked Amon Amarth has also now just confirmed a six-week headlining tour through Europe for the fall. The tour kicks off October 12th in Stuttgart, Germany and ends 45 days later on November, 26th in Prague, Czech Republic. Direct support will be from As I Lay Dying, and currently announced dates are as follows:

12/10/11 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
13/10/11 – FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
14/10/11 – DE – Passau – Metal Invasion Festival
15/10/11 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys
16/10/11 – DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
18/10/11 – DE – Bremen – Aladin
19/10/11 – LU – Luxembourg – Sportzentrum Differdange
20/10/11 – DE – Neu-Isenburg – Hugenottenhalle
21/10/11 – DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
22/10/11 – NL – Hengelo – Metropol
23/10/11 – UK – London – HVM Forum
25/10/11 – FR – Rennes – L´Etage
26/10/11 – NL – Eindhoven – Effenaar
27/10/11 – FR – Lille – Aeronet
28/10/11 – FR – St. Etienne – Le Fil
30/10/11 – ES – Bilbao – Rock Star *
01/11/11 – PT – Lisboa – Incrivel Almadense *
02/11/11 – PT – Porto – Hard Club *
03/11/11 – ES – Santiago de Compostela – Capitol *
04/11/11 – ES – Madrid – Heineken *
05/11/11 – ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 *
07/11/11 – CH – Zürich – Komplex 457
08/11/11 – IT – Treviso – New Age
09/11/11 – IT – Bologna – Estragon
11/11/11 – CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
12/11/11 – DE – Kaufbeuren – All-Kart Halle
13/11/11 – AT – Graz – Orpheum
15/11/11 – SI – Ljubljana – Cvetlicarna Media Park Club
16/11/11 – HR – Zagreb – Bogaloo
18/11/11 – BG – Sofia – Yubilena Hall
19/11/11 – RO – Bucharest – Arenele Romane
21/11/11 – HU – Budapest – Club 202
23/11/11 – AT – Linz – Posthof
24/11/11 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
26/11/11 – CZ – Prague – Masters Of Rock
* shows without As I Lay Dying

You can also check out a show report from a recent Amon Amarth show in Springfield, VA by heading over here.

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Accept Posts "Pandemic" Video

Accept has posted a music video online for the song "Pandemic," which is off the band's "Blood of the Nations" album (reviewed here). You can check out the video clip in the player below.

Accept - Pandemic

Accept | Myspace Music Videos

In other recent Accept news, guitarist Herman Frank was injured during an on-stage fall at a live show.

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Oystein Brun Shares About His "Musical Erection"

Artisan Norway has posted an interview online with Øystein G. Brun about the upcoming Borknagar album, which will be the follow-up to "Universal." An excerpt from the interview, in which Brun discusses getting a "musical erection" before hitting the studio, can be viewed below.

Artisan: Are you excited about recording a new Borknagar album?

Øystein: Well yes, I always have a full blown “musical erection” the months before we hit the studio – and certainly this time around. I have a very good gut-feeling when it comes to the material we have at hand, we have an “updated” line up and we’re all urging to create the best Bork album to date. May sound like the typical pre-studio cliché type of thing to say, but I have never before had so strong empirical reasons supporting my gut-feeling for saying just that.

Artisan: How many songs will it be? Can you reveal any titles?

Øystein: Actually, we don’t have all the material on the table yet as some songs still are in the making. But it seems like we are closing in on about an hour of music or 10-11 songs all in all. But this includes all the rough material, so some songs might be thrown into the archives along the line or used as bonus material if it turns out good enough. From my experience, an album should not be much longer than 45 minutes, so according to my foresight we’ll probably end up with 9 songs on the actual album – without binding to it contractually. The album title is still in progress, but I have few song titles emerging as “Northern Nobility,” “In a Deeper World,” and “The Winter Eclipse.” At this point these titles are still working titles, but it might give you a lead where things are heading in terms of lyrics. Nothing revolutionary within the Bork- lyrical- universe, but we’ll definitely add some new perspectives and ideas. As an example, the lyric to “In a Deeper World” will be heavily inspired by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss.

Read the full article at Artisan Norway.

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Peste Noire Reveals New Album Details

French black metal act Peste Noire has posted the cover artwork and track listing online for the new album "L’Ordure à l’État Pur," which can be viewed below. A statement from the band's publicist about the album reads as follows:

"Peste Noire has undoubtedly marked the landscape of underground black metal since the turn of the millennium. Anyone who’s heard the band’s first demos will agree: something unique was brewing in the caverns of Avignon during those early days. Now, with four full-length albums under his belt, La Sale Famine de Valfunde has brought his vile, raucous black metal from the deeps of the rural France to the streets, where the battle rages on.

"The band returns with latest L’Ordure à l’État Pur, that is, in typical Peste Noire fashion, wormy, muddy black metal for derelicts, ingrates and scoundrels. A mixed bag of Filth and Tradition brought to you by the one and only, DJ Famine. Jewel case CD features a 24-page color booklet."

The "L’Ordure à l’État Pur" track listing is as follows:

1. Casse, Pêches, Fractures et Traditions
2. Cochon Carotte et les sœurs Crotte
3. J’avais rêvé du Nord
4. Sale Famine Von Valfoutre
5. La condi hu

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

Relapse Records has posted a new podcast online, which can be found by heading over to this location. This is the 12th installment of the label's podcasts that will be posted every month highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and music.

This month's podcast features an exclusive interview with Matt Harvey of Exhumed talking about the band's recent reformation, and subsequent new album "All Guts, No Glory," and this weekend's performance as part of Maryland Deathfest.

The podcast also includes brand new music from Tombs, Looking for an Answers, Weekend Nachos, Haemorrhage, and more. In other recent Relapse band news, Tombs is currently streaming the band's entire new album "Path of Totality" online.

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Leaves' Eyes Comments On "Sorhleod" Track

After previously explaining the concept for the song "Mine Tåror Er ei Grimme," Leaves' Eyes has now posted the following comments about the track "Sorhleod:"

"Dear Fans & Friends, Here's my Song of Sorrow, my first song written and sung completely in Old-English. I remember the first time I heard Thorsten's instrumental demo version of it: I was filled with great joy, and I got goose-bumps! If I may say so, this is probably my favorite piece of music on 'Meredead.' I just felt that this song required Old-English lyrics, moreover, I feel like I can almost sense the movements of the waves in the chorus' rhythm.

"The perspective in Sorhleod is seen from a man's point of view. Thematically, it has a certain connection to the title track Meredead, in which the terrible fate of the men, dead by the sea, is seen from a female point of view. In Sorhleod the man explains the harsh and dangerous life, stuck on a drakkar, in ice-cold, raging winter weather, on sea, i.e. a hopeless situation, even for a tough, experienced Viking. As you probably have read, a Viking didn't stop sailing until he found land, i.e. retreat and return to home was out of the question. That's 'how' Leif Eiriksson ended up discovering America ('Vinland'), missing out on Greenland due to misty weather.

"In Sorhleod, the drakkar is still lost on the open sea, and the men fear, that they might not survive. We don't know if his prayers to Mary will be heard, though. His prayers to Mary is of essential importance: Historically, the 'action' in my poem takes place after 1000 AD, as Norway was gradually Christianized in a process starting at approximately 1000 AD by Christian missionaries (which was substantially finished by 1150 AD)."

The song "Sorhleod" is taken of the band's "Meredead" album. You can check out a trailer for the album at this location.

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Origin Posts "Entity" Teaser Clip

Origin has posted a teaser trailer online containing clips of each of the songs from the new album "Entity," which can be viewed below. "Entity" is set for release through Nuclear Blast on June 7th (Europe) and June 10th, 2011 (North America).

Footage from the recording process for "Entity" can be found here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Expulsion Of Fury
2. Purgatory
3. Conceiving Death
4. Swarm
5. Saliga
6. The Descent
7. Fornever
8. Committed
9. Banishing Illusion
10. Consequence Of Solution
11. Evolution Of Extinction
12. You Fail!

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Volbeat Announces Festival Appearances

Volbeat has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming summer festival schedule:

"After a busy spring, we're getting ready for an even busier summer! Volbeat will be attending the biggest festivals in Europe in June and July: Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Sonisphere in the UK, France and Poland, Metaltown, Nova Rock, PinkPop and many more.

"And in July we're returning to Canada and the States for a 6 weeks tour. So far, Heavy T.O., Band Camp, Rock On The Range and Rock Hard At The Park has been confirmed, and more shows will be added soon, so stay tuned for updates.

"We proudly present a new Volbeat t-shirt designed by the renowned illustrator, Chris Honeywell. This awesome t-shirt is exclusively sold at festival venues, so make sure you're there! Have a great summer - and see you out there!

"PS: We're impatient to be able to show you some of the live footage from our North America tour, it's almost ready now…"

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Enemy Of The Sun Announces New Bassist

Enemy of the Sun, the thrash metal band of producer icon Waldemar Sorychta, has issued the following announcement welcoming a new member to the family:

"A young Greek named Eirini, who has made herself a name under the pseudonym 'Absinthe Green' playing bass in the band RandomWalk, has joined the band as new bassist.

"She made her live debut with Enemy of the Sun in Dortmund at the Rock in den Ruinen Festival on April, 30th. The band is currently working on new material; a new album can be expected spring 2012."

You can also check out Enemy of the Sun's music by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.

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In Solitude Makes Debut U.S. Performance

Swedish metal band In Solitude made its debut U.S. performance this past weekend at Maryland Deathfest IX. With the new album, "The World.The Flesh.The Devil" (reviewed here) just released in North America via Metal Blade Records, vocalist Hornper stated on stage "let's make this our CD release party as well." The band played a number of songs off the new album, but Metal Underground.com caught one of In Solitude's older songs on video, which you can see below:

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Upon Shadows Vocalist Joins New Project

Vocalist Tamara Picardo of Upon Shadows has issued the following announcement about joining the new project Markhor:

"I'm happy to announce my participation in vocals in Markhor, our new project with Graham from IronWork where I have the pleasure to sing over his amazing melodies.

"Please check out our first song La Vouivre at our Myspace profile and join us. Thank you so much!"

Upon Shadows also recently made the instrumental album "Only Keys and Whispers" available as a free download. Details are available at this location.

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Opeth Posts "Heritage" Artwork

Opeth recently announced the band's new album "Heritage" will be released on September 20th, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. The group has now posted the new album's artwork online, which can be viewed below.

You can also check out further details on the album, as relayed by front man Mikael Akerfeldt, at this location. The track listing is as follows:

The Devil's Orchard
I Feel the Dark
The Lines in My Hand
Marrow of the Earth

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Visions Posts U.K. Tour Video Clip

Visions has posted a video diary online from the band's U.K. leg of the "Mosh Lives" tour 2011 with Emmure, Winds of Plague, War From A Harlots Mouth, and IWrestledABearOnce. You can check out the clip below.

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Alerion Announces Lineup Changes

Dutch act Alerion has checked in with the following update about changes in the band lineup:

"As of this moment, Alerion is ready to rock again! We have been strenghtened by the arrival of Jeroen Nagel and Nico Lammers on drums and rhythm guitar, respectively, two experienced musicians who had both been watching Alerion for some time. To complete the musical palette, guitarist and main songwriter Bas Willemsen is now also writing the keyboard parts in our music.

"A backing track containing all keyboard parts will be used live untill the right keyboardist presents him- or herself to us. Untill that time, we will simply forge on. The new songs A Life Less Ordinary, Colourblind and Chains of the Collective are now fully finished. Chains of the Collective has been spiced up with a guest keyboard solo by Tom Gorissen of symphonic death / black metal band Hymir, also from Utrecht, The Netherlands.

"We can't wait to get back on stage. So before the summer hits us we'll try to do some shows. Two shows have already been scheduled (June 4th at Metal Front Twente, Nijverdal & June 17th at Little Devil, Tilburg) and are listed on the website. We hope to see you there! Our brand new website has just gone online as well, check out this location."

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Destroying Divinity Shooting Music Video

Destroying Divinity has checked in with the following update about working on a music video for the "At War with Two Worlds" track and update about the band's vocalist:

"Destroying Divinity is currently working on the first official video, the video is made for the song At War with Two Worlds. More news to come, at first we are currently negotiating about our future on Brutal Bands records and it seems that we will have new singer soon, because our former singer Erik is off due to medical reasons.

"For our Czech fans, more info available in Czech language at band's official band zone profile, including an audio interview from Marast on Air."

Destroying Divinity also signed to Brutal Bands in April of last year.

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Nightrage Posts Guitar Recording Footage

Nightrage has checked in with a video update of Anders Hammer and Olof Mörck recording bass and lead guitar parts for the band's upcoming album at Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece. You can check out the clip below.

Previously uploaded footage of the band's drum recordings for the new album are also still available online by heading over here.

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I Spit Ashes Enters The Recording Studio

Germany's I Spit Ashes has now officially entered the studio to begin recording a new album. The band has checked in with the following update:

"It's time! We are in the coal cellar studio and work on the new album: 'Inhaling Blackness - Reflecting Light!'

"We will want you to participate as much as possible in everything what we are doing in the studio.
Therefore we will put all major events in our studio diary. Whenever time is present we will unpack the camera and give you a few moving images from the studio."

In the mean time, you can also check out the band's music by heading over to the I Spit Ashes MySpace page.

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Video Of Dimmu Borgir With Live Orchestra

This past Saturday, May 28th 2011, Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir lived up to its genre tag with a live concert that featured both a 53 piece orchestra, and a 30 piece choir.

Both the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Schola Cantorum Choir appeared on the band's most recent album "Abrahadabra" (reviewed here). The event was noticeably documented on several cameras, leading one to believe a DVD may be released in the future.

Behind the scenes photos from the event can be seen on the band's Facebook page, and video footage of the song "Gateways" can be seen below.

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Power Quest Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Power Quest has issued the following announcement about upcoming live shows and a gig supporting Crimson Glory:

"After a successful album launch and tour in the UK, Power Quest are now confirmed as main support for US legends Crimson Glory at their exclusive UK show in London on 17th July. Crimson Glory are back with new singer Todd La Torre who has definitely added a breath of fresh air to the rest of the band, but just as importantly, it has given the fans a new reason to watch, hope, and eagerly await the next chapter."

Keyboardist Steve Williams also added: “This year is definitely going really well. After the hugely positive feedback on the Symphony X tour, we had high hopes for our first few UK shows to test the waters for our new album. The reaction was overwhelming and we had immediate demand for more shows. So we are already booking shows for autumn. And now - supporting one of my favorite bands, the legendary Crimson Glory! That’s certainly one of my personal highlights this year.”

Power Quest will also embark shortly on the band's first headlining European tour, starting on June 9th in Belgium. The current "Blood Alliance" tour schedule is as follows, with more dates to be announced soon:

Power Quest headline shows
Jun 9th - Genk (Belgium) - GC Drieschaar
Jun 10th - Tilburg (NL) – Little Devil
Jun 11th - Niederkrüchten (GER) – TNT Rock Pub
Jun 12th – Zaandam (NL) – De Kade
August 13th - Bloodstock Open Air, Derby, UK

Power Quest supporting Crimson Glory
Jul 17th – The Underworld, London

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Drunk Vision Releases New Music Video

Brazilian death/prog act Drunk Vision has released the band's first music video for the song "Self Burning Machine." The song is the first off the band's new album "Day After." The video was released on May 29th simultaneously on 50 Brazilian TV's Channels.

Shot at UFO Studio, the same place where the album “Day After” was recorded, the video shows the band playing among televisions that are being destroyed in the course of the video, and some scenes are actually shot in torn pieces of those televisions. Twelve televisions were destroyed during the video shooting. The video was directed and edited by Luiz Corrêa.

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Seven Witches Posts New Music Video Online

Seven Witches have posted its latest music video online for streaming. The track is taken off of the band's forthcoming new album, titled "Call Upon The Wicked," which is set for release on June 3, 2011 through Massacre Records. You can view the video in the player below.

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First Bands Announced For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2012

The first batch of bands have been revealed for the forthcoming 2012 edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise ship festival. Next year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later on the 27th. The bands which are confirmed to appear include:


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Saxon Releases Second Making-Of Clip

European metal veterans Saxon have posted its second making-of clip for its upcoming new album "Call to Arms." You can check out the second video in the series in the player below. The album is currently set to be released on the following dates;

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway: June 3
U.K., Finland, Denmark: June 6
Greece, Poland: June 8
France: June 10

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Powerwolf Posts New Single Online

German symphonic metal act Powerwolf has posted its new single online for streaming. The track, titled "Sanctified With Dynamite," is taken from the band's forthcoming new album "Blood Of The Saints" which is set for an August 1, 2011 release date through Metal Blade Records. You can check out the song below.

Here is the "Blood Of The Saints" track listing:
1. Agnus Dei (Intro)
2. Sanctified With Dynamite
3. We Drink Your Blood
4. Murder At Midnight
5. All We Need Is Blood
6. Dead Boys Don't Cry
7. Son Of A Wolf
8. Night Of The Werewolves
9. Phantom Of The Funeral
10. Die, Die, Crucified
11. Ira Sancti (When The Saints Are Going Wild)

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Arsonists Get All The Girls Audio Interview Posted

A new audio interview has been posted online featuring American extreme metal act Arsonists Get All The Girls. You can listen to the interview in the YouTube player below.

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All Shall Perish Video Chat Posted Online

Footage has been posted online from the recent video chat session held by Oakland, California extreme metal act All Shall Perish. The band are preparing to release its forthcoming new album, "This Is Where It Ends," on July 26, 2011 North America. You can view the hour long chat in the player below.

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Black Veil Brides Debut "The Legacy" Video

Lost Angeles hard rock act Black Veil Brides has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "The Legacy" and directed by Patrick Fogarty. "The Legacy" is the second single released from the band's forthcoming new album, "Set The World On Fire", which will be released on June 14 through Lava Music/Universal Republic Records. You can view the video in the player below.

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Times Of Grace Live Footage Available

A new live clip featuring Times of Grace has made its way online. The video features the band performing its track "Where the Spirit Leads Me" and can be viewed in the player below.

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Jungle Rot Releases New Music Video

Extreme metal veterans Jungle Rot have posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Rise Up and Revolt" which is taken from the band's Victory Records debut "Kill On Command." You can view the video in the player below.

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Gojira Comments On Upcoming Full Length

Gojira guitarist and vocalist Joe Duplantier recently offered the following comments in regards to the band's forthcoming new full length album, which is currently expected for a November release date:

"It’s Gojira but wiser and heavier. Our music is always evolving. I hope there is more to come from us! I believe we can get heavier and deeper and more magical than before. I respect everything that’s been done before, but I hope we’re digging in another direction. It’s not a technical direction. It’s a more spiritual direction. I think we’re getting closer to the core of why we’re doing this music. It’s hard to describe it. Until I hear the new album it’s hard to have a clear vision of it. Fuck it, it’s just better!"

You can also listen to the new Gojira song "Of Blood and Salt," which is off the "Sea Shepherd" EP, by navigating to this location.

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Quartered Announces "Rain City Throwdown" Date

Quartered has announced that it will be taking part in the first ever "Rain City Throwdown" event in its hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The gig, which is being presented by Jagermeister, will be headlined by Ninjaspy and will also feature performances from Quartered, Stand Down and Out of the Ruins. The event is set to take place on Friday, June 10th at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver.

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Kittie Uploads New Studio Footage

Canadian all-female metal act Kittie is currently recording a new album and has now posted another short studio clip online. You can check it out in the player provided below.

Previously posted rehearsal footage from the band is also available by heading over here.

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Ninjaspy Posts New Music Video Online

Canadian modern metal act Ninjaspy has posted its new music video online for streaming. The video was shot for the track "Circle Pity" and you can check it out in the player below.

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